Saturday, August 9, 2008




Tuesday, July 29, 2008

5.4 Earthquake in California today.

Well today I decided to eat my leftovers from Styx, House Special Fried Rice, one of my favorites for lunch today. This meant that I didn't need to leave the office. So at about 11:30 I went into the kitchen to heat up my rice. Yum! After the rice was heated I took it back into my office and sat down to eat and read my book, "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" by Alexander McCall Smith. It is a book that is written about a woman in Africa which is especially interesting right now since Melissa is in Africa. Well, I'm really into my book and my rice when all of a sudden everything starts moving! About that time I hear Rick Mercier down the hall say, "Earthquake." Then things really started moving. It was a good one. Our offices are in Rancho Santa Margarita, 25 miles from the epicenter that was in Chino Hills. Located where we are we got a good shaking but no damage. The floors were moving and kind of rolling, the walls and doors were shaking and rattling and my chair was rocking with me in it! Very exciting! It lasted for what seemed like 30 seconds or so for us. Enough time for everyone to get in on the excitement and wonder...when is it going to stop! When it did, I got goosebumps! It made the National News, a little bit of over kill I would say. Guess it was a "light news day".

Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Ryans and Murphys at Ringling Brothers Circus

After the circus was over I really wanted to get a picture with the tigers to remember our evening! Here is Dennis, Susie, Kevin and I.

Fun at John's 60th Birthday Party and Henna Tattoos!

Yesterday before we went to the circus we drove up to Torrence. John Rademacher was celebrating his 60th birthday and his wife Sandy put on a great party with Belly Dancers, a wandering magician from the Magic Castle and a Henna tattoo artist. Since it is only a temporary tattoo I decided to live on the wild side and get a scorpian tattoo! This is when it is still wet and she has sprinkled some glitter on it to make it prettier while it dries.

Greatest Show on Earth!

Last night we went to the Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey Circus. Lucas and Mercier where I work gave us 4 tickets so we took our friends, Dennis and Susie Ryan. It was really a lot of fun.

Here is a fun picture of the elephants performing. We had watched them outside earlier eating and having fun throwing dirt and stuff on themselves. The littlest one would play with a couple of tires. He would throw it around and then try and sit on it or lay on it like a pillow! He was really cute.