walking in a winter wonderland...

so I freaking love the olympics - especially the winter games - which might come as a suprise, seeing that I'm a FL resident. I don't know why, exactly. It's (the olympics) just so stoic and classy and everything that the world should be. And, I think I love the theme music. I'm watching the closing ceremonies right now and I find it funny that the "brides" (representing hope) are all carrying calla lillies, which I'm palnning to carry next year. this, of course, has nothing to do with the olympics. I'm more or less writing notes as I watch the ceremony. the next olympics will be in vancouver, bc and I'm dying to go. (ps. I rode down the future women's super G when I was visiting with Tim a year ago - I think I won the gold. Just call me an olympian, you know, cause I practically was). Just to be around the atomosphere.

Ok, the commerical break is over and ricky martin is performing a song that came out maybe 3 years ago -but he does have dancers in underwear. Oh now he's doing one of his new songs - what is this, the superbowl??? Excuse me for a break where I take another sip of my Newcastle.

I'm back and Ricky, god bless his save the children heart, is still a flaming moron. Does anyone else notice that his guitar player is trying to be Lenny Kravitz?

the commercial break is over and the brides are still dancing, some people have rudolph noses on (????)

Ok, and with that, the winter olympics '06 are more or less over. I will finish my beer, play a game of snood and go to bed. Good night.



so, a year from today, I will be shannon poole.


What did you do this weekend?

All of you in cold places - you know who you are, should be very excited to have a reason to come down to fla next Feb.

TJ and I headed down to Islamorada this past weekend with his best friend Joe and his girlfriend Rebecca. Joe's dad has a house down there and we brought the boat, so we were pretty much set. The weather was fabulous. We hung out at the sandbar,

fished, dove and ate conch fritters and key lime-tini's.

We also took a classic Keys sunset cruise where I snapped a bunch of pics. . .



Ghetto Bowl

Mary TJ and I rolled the ball this past week. I was slaughtered mercilessly, as usual, by both of them. I'm acutally really good at sabatoging my own game. For example, bowling all strikes and spares until the 8th frame, then rolling nothing but gutter balls until I manage to just eek over 100. It really takes talent.

Mary Kate Olsen joined us - wait, no, it's the other Mary O

We're so good because of our form and intensive training schedule

TJ looks like he's doing some sort of dance move.

I actually dislocate my shoulder for this move

you didn't see it, but mary acutally just got kicked in the stomach right before I took this.

I had a lot of fun getting my ass kicked.


I'm just excited

Hell hath Frozen Over. . .

It's official. . . We're engaged!!


Four jobs I've had:

Einstein's Bagel Sandwich putter-togetherer
Spa Desk receptionist
Swim instructor
IWS shlep

Four Movies I can watch over and over:

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Princess Bride
The Labryinth
Donnie Darko

Four Places I've Lived:

Sunnyvale, California
Boca Raton, Florida
Lighthouse Point, Florida
Lynchburg, Virginia

Four TV shows I love:

The Amazing Race
Six Feet Under :(
Sex in the City :(
Myth Busters

Four places I've vacationed:

Seattle / Vancouver BC

Four of my favorite dishes:

Do soy lattes count?
the house salad at Maggiano's
ice cream
tuna take

Four sites I visit daily:

Mighty Girl

Four places I would rather be right now:

Snowboarding just about anywhere
Drinking a great glass of wine with Laura
at the Fine Arts Museum in Philly
snuggled up with tj on the couch