What I’ve Been Up To – May

  • By M@ggie
  • June 8, 2014
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Finally found some time to do a little catching up, so here is some of what I’ve been up to in May!

Pretty flowers:
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I was able to get to the book release party for one of Silence in the Library Publishing’s new authors, Rori Shay. Her book, Elected is really, really good. http://www.silenceinthelibrarypublishing.com/product/elected-rori-shay/

And they had these cute cupcakes at the party:
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Here is Janine and Diana Peterfruend and I at the party:
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Bleeding Hearts from the garden:
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Tulips in the garden:
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Joe, my ex-officemate and current bandmember was in town, which was awesome. We met up at Starbucks to catch up on everything. I miss him lots.
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Kevin, my other bandmate’s cat Raoul, was having some health issues. They were afraid he had lymphoma – but no cancer, and he’s doing much better. So relieved! He’s a sweet cat.
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Dogwood:
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First iris:
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Doug and I helped out at the Planetwalk again. This is the statue near where the “Sun” is on the trail:
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After the event, Doug and I walked out to Saturn:
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Willow:
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Empanadas from the Disney Food & Wine cookbook:
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Also from the Disney Food & Wine cookbook, the chicken curry, which is supposed to go over a vegetarian chicken, but we used regular.
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Iris:
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Columbine:
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At band:
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Joe:
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Rich:
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Rich and Joe improvised this short little piece that I thought was so pretty, and I’m glad I recorded it:

A pendant I got on etsy with forget-me-nots in it:
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More work shenanigans. Kristen (who is really quiet, so her starting a prank was really funny) noticed Alex suddenly had deoderant in his office, so she decided he needed more hygiene products. He wasn’t in yet, so we all started adding things to his desk.

This:
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turned into this:
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turned into this:
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turned into this:
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Here’s Alex using the cover-up stick:
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And the earplugs to drown out our laughs. He’s a good sport.
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Flowers:
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The inside of a server:
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Iris:
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Visiting my parents, a birdbath and wildflowers in their yard:
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more Columbine:
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The MMS satellite:
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Which I have a cool story about. I went over to Building 7 to check out the MMS spacecraft because all four of them were stacked up (in the launch configuration) today. I happened to be wearing a Paul McCartney concert t-shirt and this guy stopped me and complimented my shirt and then said, “You know we named the 4 spacecraft after the Beatles – they are John, Paul, George, and Ringo.” And then he said they had taken Ringo off the stack, so there were only three of them together (see pictures). I knew each satellite had different colored struts under the outer panels so that they could be told apart – but the guy (who is a system engineer for the project) said that the struts (and everything else to do with each spacecraft) were color coordinated to each Beatle’s Sgt Pepper colors! Which is even cooler! Kind of made my (otherwise somewhat crappy) day!

At Bowie Town Center there was randomly a band playing and they were good!

Spiderweb:
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Dahlia:
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We saw these on a walk, and they are really pretty:
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The roses at work are out:
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Willow loves her carrier. It was out so she could go to her vet checkup. When we go to leave the house, she’ll run and get in it because she wants to go with it. It’s so sad!
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Doug and I went to the mall for dinner and found a giant chess set, so we played a game.
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Also we found a foosball table. Who knew the mall was so fun!

I got my ass kicked at chess.
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I saw this online and it amused me:
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