Update and Stuff

Apr 28, 2012 4 comments

Hello, everyone!  Are you still there?  I am... I think.  Well, physically, maybe not mentally.  It has been requested that I write more posts.  Blogger went and changed the formatting on me while I was away, it seems.  It's kind of annoying. 

So, yeah, it's been a while.  I got a whole year older since I last posted.  Okay, not really a whole year, but I did turn 29.  I think most people who read this knew that already, though.  My birthday fell on a weekend this year, which was nice.  I went out to dinner at Sandiago's, which I'm surprised more people haven't heard of because it's right by the tram...  duh.  Anyway, it's good, and they have an awesome birthday deal where you get a FREE dinner AND dessert if you bring four people.  So I did.  The two margaritas might have racked up the bill a bit but, seriously, who can say no to fresh-brought-in-that-day watermelon blended into a frozen margarita-y goodness?

The next day we went to a pool party, and I thought about taking a picture because I very much enjoy taking pictures of pools... but I didn't.  Instead, I took one at the Hilton, which I went to this week for an amazing, spectacular Watershed, Air and Soils conference. 

it has a fricken water slide!

I went on Wednesday afternoon to hear my cubicle mate Susanna talk about air and dust and stuff.  Apparently, she's kind of a big deal.  The rest of the afternoon was fire talks, or rather, fire response and remediation talks.  My favorite parts were a research presentation by a guy from Idaho, and the drama that occurred on one of the forests last year.  Sadly, that probably held my attention better than anything else.  I'm a sucker for pain and suffering, when it's not happening to me.  But really, everything was pretty interesting.  It makes me excited to work on a fire this year.  If I ever get my darn red card.

In other news, I went to Silver City again and found a hotel that I like better than my usual Holiday Inn Express.  The Econo Lodge.  I know, right?  It is totally not scary, like I was expecting it to be.

I don't know how to end this so here's a picture of my dog.