Archive for January, 2010

the future

I went to an alumni event at the UW Business School a couple days ago, where they let alumni network for a bit and then have undergraduates come and speak with you.  They separated us by function (marketing, finance, etc.) and then kids can come up and ask you whatever questions they wanted.

As one of my other friends who was also an alumni put it, there was a lot of awkwardness in the room.   A couple of us gals went out for a drink afterwards and laughed about how naiive some of the questions were, but we wondered if we were also like that when we were in college?  Many of the students wondered if we are now doing what we we thought we were going to do in college.  Have we all figured it out yet?  Not at all.

We were three successful (and very hot) women on top but we talked about how we still don’t really know what we want to do.  We know what we enjoy, but that doesn’t always translate into a viable job in the work place.  My general plan is to work as hard as I can while I’m young and try to retire early.  Easier said than done, I know.

I want to travel, eat a lot of good food, drink a lot of good drinks, and spend time with friends.  I actually like the work life more than the college life.  I think most people are the opposite, but I would not go back to college right now if I could.  I like having money, going on vacations, and not studying for tests.  But of course, there’s a lot of tradeoffs and you learn to manage.  That’s why there’s a lot of drinking going on during the week. 🙂

Anyway, now I’m just rambling, but it was really interesting talking to these girls about future goals and where our lives and careers are headed.  We often don’t stop and reflect upon where we were, where we are, and where we want to go.  I’m excited about my future though and anxious to see where it leads.

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happier things

Dan and I attended the wedding show last weekend and it was not as great as I had hoped.  However, we got some good pictures of a bunch of cakes.  Here are some for your enjoyment:

Did you know wedding cakes cost on average $5-6 per slice?  So for 100 person wedding, it would be about $500- 600.  That’s insane!  We are hoping most of you will be well on your way by the time we cut cake and won’t notice that it’s not gourmet…

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Mini Half-Cube

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Engagement session

Jan. 2, 2010 we enlisted the help of Niphon to take some engagement pictures at ocean shores.  We hapened to be there for a couple days during New Years with a group at a friend’s cabin.  The whole time we were there though, it was raining so I didn’t think it was going to happen.  But as we were leaving, the sun peaked out.  So in sneakers, hair undone, and sleepy-eyed, we hopped out of the car for a quick 1o minutes.

I think we got a couple of usable shots though under my awesome direction and Niphon’s ability to blur the background.  Puppy Pie did surprisingly well and did some good “looking at angela lovingly” shots.  Also, turning all pictures into sepia makes everything better!

I saved the best ones for our save the date cards and wedding website (which are coming very soon)!

These were super fun to look at, but I think the even better ones (the majority) were the blooper shots.  Let’s review:

Dan looks pretty concerned here.  We look like we’re breaking up.

Can you tell it was a windy day?

I think my hair looks pretty awesome here, but this picture is not going to work.

This is my sister’s favorite and she can’t stop laughing every time she sees it.  Dan’s trying to sniff me or something, but he obviously doesn’t like what he smells.

OK, that’s enough dear, put me down!

Special thanks to Niphon who took the time to do these for us, and to Sara and Luke for inviting us to their cabin for New Years, providing a great backdrop!

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