Watched The Voice last season

Watched The Voice last season

I watched the NBC show The Voice for the first time this past season. This was Season 4. The reason I started watching the show is I saw somewhere (either Facebook or Twitter) that Shakira was a judge. Now, if you know me, you know I love her! So, I set my DVR to record it for me. I don’t usually watch reality TV, but this show was so good! Not only did this show make me respect Shakira even more, it also gave me a new appreciation for Country music (since I’ve never been much of a fan) as […]

Posted August 15, 2013 by Julie in Entertainment, / 3 Comments
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Nashville conference, Jenny Craig update, and Space City Con

Nashville conference, Jenny Craig update, and Space City Con

A few weeks ago I went on a work trip to Nashville for my client. They had their environmental conference there since the Nashville office moved into a new building and wanted to host. So of course every evening we went out and ate and drank and had a good ole time. One restaurant even brought us a free desert tray because we were such a big group. I also enjoyed the live music, because when you go to Nashville, you gotta hear some music! The conference material was pretty interesting but the evenings were even more so. One evening […]

Posted August 7, 2013 by Julie in Entertainment, Health, Travel, Work, / 1 Comment
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I got an award at work!

I got an award at work!

On Tuesday I got an award, along with the other people on the team for the greenhouse gas reporting project. The award was kind of interesting because it was given to my client (that I have been working full time with for the past 2 years) by their vendor (that makes the software they use as their environmental database) at the vendor’s conference (along with all the other winners this year). We used the program to collect data, calculate emissions, and then create the annual report in XML format for submittal to the EPA. It is a pretty involved project […]

Posted June 16, 2013 by Julie in Work, / 2 Comments
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Comicpalooza 2013

Comicpalooza 2013

Comicpalooza is the Houston comic convention and this year I decided to attend. It was my first major con, and it was quite a bit overwhelming. The convention program was 64 pages long! Yea I wore a Walking Dead tshirt 🙂 I also bought a Supernatural tshirt while I was there. Cause, um, yea, favorite show and all. It has the 4 guys – The Winchester brothers, Cas, and Bobby! Love it! I went with a friend of mine who is a Trekkie and even brought her captain’s plate to get two people to sign it. I never watched the […]

Posted June 1, 2013 by Julie in Entertainment, / 3 Comments
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Vegas Birthday Trip

Vegas Birthday Trip

I just spent a super awesome long weekend in Las Vegas with my family to celebrate turning dirty thirty. Yep, I have leveled up to the big 3-0. I guess its not so bad. My parents pretty much paid for everything so I had a really nice and pretty cheap birthday trip. We arrived on Friday and spent most of the day walking around and seeing the super awesome hotels. We stayed at the Monte Carlo, which is affordable if you buy a package deal through Southwest. The Monte Carlo is really nice and that’s where the Blue Man Group […]

Posted April 18, 2013 by Julie in Entertainment, Family, Travel, / 1 Comment
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Jenny Craig Update – after 3 weeks

Jenny Craig Update – after 3 weeks

I have been on Jenny Craig for 3 weeks. I’ve basically gotten the hang of the way they want me to eat as well as making adjustments as necessary. For example, on the weekends when I’m basically sleeping through my normal breakfast time, I can combine the mid-morning snack with the lunch meal to get back on a schedule that is easy to follow. Otherwise, I would be eating dinner at like 9pm! So far I have lost about 3 and a half pounds. I notice a lot of fluctuation in my weight during the week, which I find kind […]

Posted March 25, 2013 by Julie in Health, / 1 Comment
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Started Jenny Craig

Started Jenny Craig

I just started Jenny Craig. I decided I can’t seem to get this weight loss thing done on my own so I figured Jenny could help me. My first day was yesterday and the food arrived on Tuesday. I also had my first consultation phone call Tuesday evening. Here are my thoughts so far. Signing up. The website has a call me back right now feature so you enter your contact information and you get a call back right away while someone connects you with another someone who will actually be signing you up. What I found a bit annoying […]

Posted March 7, 2013 by Julie in Health, / 5 Comments
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Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful Creatures

A couple of weeks ago one of my book clubs discussed the Beautiful Creatures book and then we went to see the movie together. Most of us enjoyed the book, some LOVED it, but the movie had some mixed feelings. Those that loved the book the most ended up hating the movie. Others of us thought it was so-so. I think I was the only member who both really liked the book and really liked the movie. So here’s my minority opinion lol. The Daily Beast did an article called ‘Beautiful Creatures’: 14 Notable Differences From the Book to the […]

Posted February 28, 2013 by Julie in Entertainment, Reviews, / 0 Comments
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Top 10 books of 2012

Top 10 books of 2012

I made a similar post for 2011 so here we go for 2012. I also participated in the Goodreads reading challenge and set my goal as 150 books (since I read over 100 last year I figured I’ll give this higher number a try). Unfortunately I was two books short of my goal and now Goodreads only shows my 2011 completed stats and my current 2013 challenge. Pooh. Oh well, here’s the link to my 2012 challenge details. I found it interesting how few books I truly enjoyed this year. Maybe it is because I read so many that I […]

Posted January 3, 2013 by Julie in Entertainment, / 4 Comments
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Does your 75-year old grandmother go sky diving?

Does your 75-year old grandmother go sky diving?

Last weekend we went to hubby’s family reunion in Florida (near Jacksonville) that we’ve been going to for the last few years. It is held around the Fourth of July and since this year the 4th was in the middle of the week we had the reunion on July 7th. They had the reunion catered so it was an easy relaxing day of hanging out with family. I finally got to meet my new nephew and he is a cutie. He’s very generous with the smiles, not at all like his sister was at his age. I had to work […]

Posted July 15, 2012 by Julie in Entertainment, Family, Travel, / 3 Comments
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