Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Dumpster diving for boxes....

Well you might be wondering why I have all of these cardboard boxes, well it is because we are MOVING! Yes, the time has come to say goodbye to the bay area and move back to Orange County. Doug received an offer from a firm in So. Cal. and we are completely ecstatic. We are sad to leave the friends we've made, but so excited to embark on this new adventure--post law school life!

At this point you may be wondering about the whole dumpster diving. Well, I was out pricing boxes at Home Depot and was not thrilled on having to pay $2-$3 for one box --multiply that by 20-30 boxes and that's a new pair of shoes :). So, that's when I had the brilliant idea of checking behind the stores of Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and Borders. Lo and behold there were boxes all neatly bundled beside (and I emphasize beside) the recycle bin. The boxes were just there waiting for me to pick them up and take them home. I quickly gathered my contraband and headed home to find Doug still studying for the BAR (see pic below, he has not moved from that spot for the last 2 months!); he's so studious.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Happy July 4th!

Doug and I were able to visit Orange County over the 4th of July Holiday. Sadly our trip was very short, but we were able to visit with family. Here's a pic with Doug's sisters Shelley and Sarah and their families.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Personality Profile and shopping in Milan

My friend Brittany posted a link for your 5 factor personality profile and which European city do you belong in and I thought it was kind of neat. I would say my results are pretty much right on; although I'm sure Doug would argue that I am more neurotic than my results reveal.

Your Five Factor Personality Profile

You have low extroversion.
You are quiet and reserved in most social situations.
A low key, laid back lifestyle is important to you.
You tend to bond slowly, over time, with one or two people.


You have high conscientiousness.
Intelligent and reliable, you tend to succeed in life.
Most things in your life are organized and planned well.
But you borderline on being a total perfectionist.


You have high agreeableness.
You are easy to get along with, and you value harmony highly.
Helpful and generous, you are willing to compromise with almost anyone.
You give people the benefit of the doubt and don't mind giving someone a second chance.


You have low neuroticism.
You are very emotionally stable and mentally together.
Only the greatest setbacks upset you, and you bounce back quickly.
Overall, you are typically calm and relaxed - making others feel secure.

Openness to experience:

Your openness to new experiences is low.
You're a pretty conservative person, and you favor what's socially acceptable.
You think that change for novelty's sake is a very bad idea.
While some may see this as boring, many see you as dependable and wise. lovely! Shopping and incredible food this is definitely my city. I'm there!

You Belong in Milan

Stylish and sophisticated, you want to enjoy a truly European life - away from tourists!

Milan fits you perfectly. Great shopping, high quality food, lots of culture... with very little hype.