Jennifer A. Chin (cswallow) wrote,
Jennifer A. Chin

The last week in snippets

Spice Girls concert: So Totally Awesome. I was screaming, jumping and dancing around like a 13-year-old girl (and there were plenty of them around me, so I know). They played all their singles they had ever released, plus a few more. I'm totally shameless about some things, and nostalgia is definitely one of them. I felt so innocent walking out of there, like I was in junior high again. *sigh*

Google Holiday Party: I never knew the parking lot of Shoreline Amphitheatre could get all dressed up and look so good! Three enormous tented rooms - a lounge area, a live band, and a dj, plus lots of people in pretty outfits. Much, much dancing. In other words, Google Prom.

The rest of my weekend: Speaking of nostalgia, one of my favorite things to do all year long is to get together with my family and put up Christmas decorations. I like unwrapping all the ornaments that have gathered over the years from their Kleenex confines, each with their special significance and memories. My mom unfolds the fabric decorations she's sewn and places them with such care. I love the feeling of releasing the dusty green-and-red from their cardboard holding pens to rooms filled with warmth and light, proudly displayed for that one special month.
The weather grows chilly, though that's not saying much for California. Ravi and I went hiking on Sunday and were sadly underdressed when the sun disappeared behind the ridge. But we warmed back up quickly enough. And even here the hills stay green all through the season, lichen and moss covered as they are.
Robert helped me pair my car to the garage door opener, and my dad helped get me set up with his old phone from china so that the Bluetooth would work (go figure, my cheap free Samsung doesn't work with my car at all!)

This morning: Discovered I had no clean pants left. Thus, I'm wearing an old pair that has a hole in the butt, which also necessitates wearing a long sweater to cover my hiney. I was so reticent to get up this morning, I kept closing my eyes and hoping Monday would just go away.
Sadly, it was the thought of getting to spend time in my Prius that finally dragged me up. That, and a 9:30 meeting that turned out to be canceled. I'm thinking of wandering down to the kitchen to get some toast in a bit. On the bright side, I get to see my favorite neighbor today (David Vorhaus) after work, and I couldn't be more excited about that!
Tags: about cs, crafts, family, friendship, technology
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