Sunday, June 28, 2009

A Reflection of your personality

If the magazines you read are a reflection of your personality, what is mine?
A stylish Rad Tech who is a handyman and likes People?
(Poolside, in birkenstocks and a great pedicure)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Diamond in the Desert

Last night was the ASSRT's President's Reception for the 60th Annual Meeting. One of the best I've been to! Great job Susan!!
MJM and REM had a blast at the 60's themed party

Highlights of the Evening:

We got to meet Dr Stewart Bushong (A well-known author of hundreds of radiology text books who is a fun-loving, medical physist and probably best known for his crazy mustache)

And ended the limo ride (we had Wendy's French Fries and Frosty's)

Good times had by all!!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Where do you get you news?

and how do you handle tragedy..............................

SPOILER ALERT (If you dont already know it, Michael Jackson is dead)

2:26 PM Michael Jackson is pronounced dead

3:24 PM Kim calls, "hey are you getting as many calls as I am".

Me, "for what"

Kim, "I received like 10 messages, Michael Jackson is dead"

Me, "darn that he had to die now. Its a shame that he didnt die in his prime like Princess Di. People will remember him as wierd"

Kim, "you really didn't know"

Me, "no I'm in a shell. And my news sources aren't as good as yours. I am going to send Tarzan a message if he knows"

Me: " Geez, it looks like he might be interested. I think that I am going to notify my family to see if they know and how they react"

3:32 PM Text to family "Did you hear that Michael Jackson died"

3:33 PM Text from Megan "No are u serious"

3:36 PM Text from Tami "I need details, so did Farrah Fawcett"

3:36 PM Text from Alice "Yes, totally sad biggest loss of our time I think"

3:36 PM Text from Joe "Sure did. crazy"

3:42 PM Karie comes to my cube, "hey did you hear that Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett died today

3:43 PM Me "Yeah I just heard"

3:49 PM Diane sends me a message

3:57 PM Text from Tami, "so when I am asked 10-20 years from now? How did you hear about MJ death, I can say my sister

4:12 PM Text from Mom "Yes cant believe it - Ed McMahn, Farah, and Michael all in one week"

4:29 PM Steve sends me a message

4:25 PM Text from Paula "Yeah, very surprising"

6:05 PM Text from Dad, "Yes he died a wierdo

6:08 PM Text from Dad "Btw I am so old I remember when Farrah Fawcett was a fox"

6:09 PM Text to Dad, "Lmao! you win my social experiment"

6:54 PM REM, "Hey mom did you hear Michael Jackson is dead"?

Michael Jackson RIP

Farrah Fawcett RIP

Ed McMahn RIP


Death at any age sucks

Sudden death gets more attention than a long drawn out or old age death

The King of Pop had an effect on us all

Emergency call trees do work

My network of informers are so awesome

I need to be on speed dial with David Thomas and/or Fox News to be in the know

My family is so cool

If you need to know something don't rely on your 12 year old

This is the world's longest post and I didnt even bring up facebook

I am my father's daughter


Yesterday Tami sent me several pictures of lace. My epiphany as I was selecting the appropriate size and design was that her hands looked just like my mothers.
Now, I have often thought my hands look just like my mom's. But today I looked down and my hands looked dry and aged beyond both Tami's and my moms.

So, I started obsessing around 1pm. By 9 pm I started my moisturizing treatment.

WNTW Pool Side

REM and I have been capturing WNTW (What not to wear photos for almost 3 years), this one moves to the top as one of my favorites in the collection

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

It's all in a name

Do you think her name really is Loyce?

Other options: she is dyslexic and thinks the the L is a J, her manager created a log in for her before she started and has been too busy to fix it, she doesnt work with people who care about her and push the issue for the name to be spelled correctly, she is in a witness protection program and they were all out of common names

In Honor of the Class of 1989

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

In and Out

As shocking as it may be, I did break a 20 year spell and have a hamburger (In and Out less), as further shocking as it may be this post is not about my eating it. It is about the culture and "secret menu". If you think ordering at Starbucks is difficult, you haven't hung out with Southern California people who start spewing the an odd language that isn't even on the menu.
So breaking news:
Double Meat, Grilled Cheese, 3x3, Protein Style, 4x4, Animal Style, Brick
So since it is all about me here is the animal style consumed by me

Grilled cheese would have been nice to know 1989-2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

What's your status?

Breaking news: Facebook and Twitter both made the morning news. My status? I am in awe

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009

The View From Diane's Cubicle

One little two little three little gentleman

My horiscope today

The universe is grinning at you so fondly now that it's going to be very hard for you to do anything wrong -- anything at all. Think of it as the ultimate backstage pass. You have the chance to do anything you want, as long as the end result is you enjoying yourself. There does seem to be one catch: You'll need to help run the show and help organize things. Don't worry, though. Being in charge will be even more fun.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

It's all relative

After hanging up the phone with Paula:

CEM: I am going to name my child Polly and Jackson
Mom: Why?
CEM: It's kind of like naming them after my relatives
Mom: OK??
CEM: You know Mollie and Paula mixed and cause I like Jackson


CEM: Mom how am I related to Jackson
Mom: He is Megan's nephew
CEM: So Joe is your brother, what is Megan?
Mom: My sister in law
CEM: So Jackson is my cousin in law
Mom: Exactly
CEM: OK those are my names. I like Abby and Abigal too

Ocean View

Second best to the exhilaration and mind clearing that occurs on the motorcycle is the ride on the clear blue ocean. Sea of Cortez on one side, Pacific Ocean on the other, and smell of salt water.
(well worth the sun burnt lips, salt burning in the eyes, and sand in the swim suit)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Saturday, June 13, 2009

What a trooper

What she is doing - making her mom happy by taking a picture
What she is thinking - please take this quickly before anyone notices

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Good Viewing Area

On a recent walk with my father we encountered a great view of Tempe Town Lake. We both watched in awe at the beauty surrounding us on an great Arizona morning.Then we walked further on the path and encountered a labeled area. Now, keep in mind the previous view was not only good but great and without the sign notifying us.
Curiousity peaked we kept looking.

Hmmmmmm, not just a "good viewing area" but a good to know

my take away, Tempe has a sign problem

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

One of those pictures

My blackberry often takes pictures without my permission, sometimes the amusement is great at the end of the day when I see what has been taken without my knowing it. This is one of those that created great entertainment for me, guess the universe wanted me to blog Susan.

And no I do not intend on getting the blackberry flip to prevent this random photo taking or "butt calling".

Tuesday, June 9, 2009