Saturday, June 21, 2008

Presents of what I always dreamed of, but was afraid to ask for.

Yeah, so I'm talking to the lep and he tells me to read his blog so that I can comment on it.

So, I go there and what do I see?

He's tagged me. (which I guess I'm not actually bound in doing it since he didn't follow the rule of telling me I was tagged by way of a comment on my blog)

Grrreaaaaaat!

I've never really liked the game of tag, except for TV tag that is.

So anyway....here goes:

1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning of the post.
2. Each player answers the questions about themselves in their post.
3. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog.
4. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

  1. What was I doing ten years ago?
I was living in Toledo with my friend and having a great time until RB re-entered the scene....again.

2. What are five things on my list to do this weekend?
  • Sleep
  • Play softball
  • Celebrate my birthday
  • Sleep
  • Eat cake

3. Snacks I enjoy?
  • Ice cream
  • Fuji Apples
  • Honey Nut Chex Mix
  • Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chex Mix
  • Yogurt
Not all at the same time

4. Things I Would Do If I Were A Billionaire?
  • Pay off my and my family's debts
  • Contribute to charity
  • Travel the world
  • Create my own International Interior Design firm
  • Work only if I wanted to.....HA!
5. Three of my bad habits?
  • Eating too much
  • Not exercising
  • Being lazy & procrastinating

6. Five places I have lived?
  • My hometown
  • Toledo
  • Kent
  • KSU Interior Design Studio
  • My mother's womb

7. Five jobs I've had?
  • Hardware store cashier
  • Clothing retail sales
  • Optometric Technician
  • Ophthalmic Assistant
  • Interior Designer
  • Waitress....for a month. Just wasn't my thing

8. How did you name your blog?
  • The original name was "The (non-existent) Life of a ID student" which came about b/c I was an Interior Design student who had no life.
  • Changed it to "The Life of a Design Goddess" b/c I am a design goddess and I have a life. Not that I blog too much about my designing life, but hey, I'm supposed to be "creative" so I can do things that don't make sense!

I tag whomever would like to do this...unless of course, you squat down and name a TV show....then you're not it! (which, coincidentally, is the way to play TV tag)

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Hangin' Tough

First off, I just want to wish all the dad's out there a Happy Father's Day!

Now, onto the BIG story.....my softball game! (I know all of you have just been waiting anxiously to find out what happened today since I didn't get to play last week. So, here goes!)

Today's game started out pretty quiet and sluggish. Not that we didn't play well, we just didn't have the usual chatter that's heard during games. By the second inning, we got it together and started talking to each other more. I, being behind the plate, was paramount in getting it started. I didn't say a word the first inning, so no one else did either.

We played very well today and not to toot my own horn, but I played exceptionally well at home plate. I even made TWO double plays at home! The first one, I got the ball from the first baseman and as I turned to tag the runner, he plowed into me. Somehow I got hit in the jaw and my sunglasses got smashed into my nose. BUT, I made the play even though the ump, with the ever stylish handlebar mustache, called him out b/c he didn't slide. Apparently, it's a rule that if it's a close play at home, the runner must slide. I still count it as MY out!

A couple innings later, it was the same scenario. The first baseman got the out and then threw it home. I caught the ball and then tagged the runner. It was pretty close, but I got her out before she crossed the plate. She slid this time, so no knocks to the head for me.

Also, this game had TONS of foul tips in my general direction, so I think it would be a good thing if I go out and purchase a catcher's mask. We don't use any type of protection in this league, yet after working for Ophthalmologists for some time, I've learned to protect my eyes. So, before next week's game, there will be a mask! But nothing like this one.

After this game was over, we had to wait for the following game to finish so that we could finish our game that was suspended for bad weather a few weeks ago. This game was harder to get into as we started in the 4th inning. If we had had just one more inning, we would have won. However, we lost 10-8. Not a bad loss, but still a loss nonetheless. Oh and not to leave you in the dark about the first game.....we won 10-9!!!

This has been the best team to play with ever! No one's playing like we're some professional team and we're all supportive of each other. They even congratulate me on my not so good hits. I can't smash the ball by any means, but try to at least get a base hit. However, in the second game, I got a DOUBLE! (Ok, so I got it on account of a throwing error, but I'm taking it!)

So, that's the update of my softball team. Now, it's off to bed. Later!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Things I Ponder...

  • why can I think of tons of things to post on my blog while I'm away from a computer, yet when I sit down at my computer to write them, I can't think of one thing of which I was thinking?

Monday, June 09, 2008

PO'd

Waited for 6.5 hours at the airport just to be told our flight to Chicago was canceled due to the weather in Chicago. Next flight available was next night after 6pm. Which means it wouldn't have been worth it for us since we were leaving on Tuesday afternoon for home.

So, I'm bummed and will update more later.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

2 Posts in one day?!?!

Here's the 411 on my softball game today:

  • Didn't lose a lung on the field, but thanks for the advice just in case Travis!
  • Scored one run for the team....took A LOT out of me to run from second to third and home though. Still don't think I've recovered! Must remember to bring oxygen tank with me to next game.
  • We won! 18-12, which, coincidentally, I think was the year our ump was born.
  • Friends of one of our teammates, who slammed a home run, decided to point out that he missed second base thus causing the other team to throw the ball to the second baseman and the ump calling him out. I doubt he would have noticed if these "friends" hadn't been so kind enough to point it out to him. Thanks, guys!
  • I struck out once. :(
  • We didn't have to use our last "at bat" to win the game!
  • It had been decided that if one of our players hit one of the kids playing on the opposite field with their hit, it would automatically count as 5 runs...at least that's what the going rate was last year. Could be more with inflation this year. Any thoughts?
  • One teammate took one for the team as she tumbled over the first baseman and got a nice road rash on her side. Best thing about it: this is her first time ever playing ball!
  • I swore I'd never play catcher again, yet found myself both this and last game behind the plate the whole game. Geesh!
  • Being the catcher is great for the quads!
I'm sad that I'll miss next weeks game as I'll be in Chicago for work. Although, going to Chicago should be fun since I've never been there before. One designer going with me though, thought she'd be able to see the Statue of Liberty.....we've since set her straight that although we're not going to New York, she might still be able to see Lady Liberty if she stands at the top of the Sears Tower!! (is it still called that?)

This and That

Yes, I know it's been a bit since I've posted. But this time I have a really good reason. Honestly! I do! Why don't you believe me?!?!

Just ask Skii!!! She can verify it cause her sibling is to blame for my absence. See, last weekend I went to Skii, Chad & Izzy's for Izzy's b-day bash at the local ballpark. Of course, her family was there including her Uncle, who was very, VERY sick. So, naturally, if there is ANY illness out there to be caught, I will be the one to catch it....and catch it I did. Although it hasn't been a nasty cold, you know, with all the snot and goobers and such, (YUCK!) it did make me very tired this past week.

Today, I'm feeling better and resting up until my softball game in about an hour. Should be interesting running around bases trying not to cough up what's left of my lungs.