Well, before the day is over, I’d just like to say “Happy Birthday” to Ariana (Ari). She is 6 years old today. I can still remember picking her up from the breeder and bringing her down to San Luis Obispo. She had a nice comfy cage and some parsley and carrots while she settled in that first night. This picture is from several years ago. She was probably no more than a year or two old when it was taken.
She’s been a great pet. She was all I had during my last 2 years of college. She was mostly loose in my bedroom and would do all sorts of “cute pet” things. She liked to wake me up in the morning by licking my face, and jump up into my lap for petting when I was up all night writing papers or modeling buildings.
These days she chooses to relax in a nice big chewable cardboard box and runs laps around the living room at night. If you wiggle your fingers, she comes running for attention. Awww.
Started my job!
In other news, I started my new job last Wednesday. I accepted an offer from a firm that does high end hotels and restaurants all over the country. It’s been interesting at work so far. Very different from residential, but I’m trying to absorb everything that I see and hear.
I’ve already got a business trip (my first!) coming up. There is an industry convention in Las Vegas at the end of April. The entire firm of around 10 people is going. We’re staying at the Wynn. (woohoo!) It sounds like I might need to buy some new clothes for this trip. I’ve never been much into “hip” going out clothing, but the schedule for LV sounds like it includes lots of cocktail parties and exclusive invite-only “events” with product reps.
On top of that, sounds like I may be going with a team to Philadelphia in a few months to do a site visit/survey on a project I’ve started to work on.
So good so far. And yes, gonna get some riding in tomorrow. Check back for *mas wildflower* pics in a day or two.
Oh, and I got a PM the other day from “Texas T” on TWTex that I really should update my profile cause “Yer a Texan now girl! Stand tall and be proud!” Done. And thanks for the reminder, Brian.