First of all, thank you Delta for free wi-fi-currently I'm somewhere over the Pittsburgh-ish area of the country.
23 December 2009
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20 December 2009
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17 December 2009
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14 December 2009
...in 2009! Crazy! This year has gone so fast! With a little less than 3 weeks left in the year, I thought I'd do a review of my 2009 New Year's Resolutions and see how I ended up doing...
Resolution #1: Run the Salt Lake Half-Marathon in April. I'm also considering doing a triathlon in July...considering being the key word
Check! I did the SL Half and beat my last year's time! I also ended up doing the Wasatch Back and a couple of smaller races over the summer. I signed up for a triathlon but realized I'd probably drown and chickened out...perhaps next year?
Resolution #2: Be better at writing thank-you notes
Half check? I definitely wrote more thank you notes than I did previously...but there's still room for improvement...
Resolution #3: Keep my room clean
Um. Yes. My room was clean once in a while? Does that count? This will be a repeat resolution next year for sure.
Resolution #4: Cook more and eat out less
Half check? So when I was in Utah I did alright at cooking more but once I moved to NYC that all went down the drain. I think NYC is slowly sucking all of the domesticity out of me. Does making a bowl of cereal count as cooking? Sad and sad.
Resolution #5: Attend the temple at least twice a month
Half check? Again-when I was in UT I was pretty good at this. Not so much so being out here...
Resolution #6: Write in my journal at least once a week...I have about 15 journals in my room just waiting to be used
Check! I have actually been decent at writing in my journal. I've started writing on the computer because it's much faster. Of course anyone that reads my journal years down the road is going to think I'm completely ridiculous...but whatev.
Resolution #7: Be better at staying in touch with family and friends
Half check. I have kind of been better, but definitely could make more of an effort to stay in touch with my family out here in NYC...
Resolution #8: Exercise at least 4 times a week
Half check. Apparently not working or being in school did wonders for my resolution keeping. I was great at this over the summer and pretty decent during school at the beginning of the year. Again, not so much out here...
Resolution #9: Take advantage of all opportunities that come my way!
Check? I don't really know how to measure this or not. All in all, it's been a great year so far! So I'm going to call this resolution a success!
Overall I have 5.5 checks out of 9. Not too bad...time to start thinking about 2010 Resolutions!!
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07 December 2009
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30 November 2009
- It's the most densely populated state in the US
- Jersey oak has been used extensively in ship building
- The median household income is the highest in the US but Newark is the 4th poorest city
- The drive-in movie, the ice cream cone, and the zipper all originated in NJ
- There are more diners in NJ than anywhere else in the world
- NJ state slogan: "come see for yourself"....why I think I will...thank you very much
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29 November 2009
i know i'm a few days late but i'm still thankful for...
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16 November 2009
Dearest Jamie Cullum,
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14 November 2009
Thank you hunter wellies for making my day in the rain much more pleasant.
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04 November 2009
today i was a teacher. don't worry-i'm def not planning any career changes anytime soon. work has been pretty slow so caroline and i decided to volunteer to teach a junior achievement course at a public high school here in the city. today was our first class.
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28 October 2009
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26 October 2009
like the time i decided to sign up for all 4 CPA exams at once. and the time i decided not to study so much over the summer. and the time i should've been studying when work was INCREDIBLY slow but didn't.
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18 October 2009
remember when everyone had games on their calculators? it was super high tech to have tetris or poker or that drug mafia game on your TI-83. and when you were playing in class, it just looked like you were doing a complicated math problem and not playing a game. well, remember the game frogger? you had a little frog and you had to get him through several lanes of cars and trucks, safely to the other side. it was a classic.
Posted by Erin Masi at 3:53 PM
17 October 2009
today i was supposed to study for the CPA (which i am taking in approximately 3 weeks). i still have 7.5 lessons to do, several hundred homework problems, and a handful of simulations. INSTEAD i went to brunch at elephant and castle, i shopped in soho (oh my, i love shopping in NYC), i caught up on The Hills and The City, and went to a spin class which was hands down the WORST spin class i have ever been to. oh how i miss todd's class.
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14 October 2009
I get these TravelZoo emails with fantastic travel deals every week. Today one of the deals was a weekend in Italy for only $499!!! It includes airfare, 3 nights hotel, and breakfasts for a bunch of different weekends in January/February. Who wants to come with me??
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09 October 2009
so before i moved out here, chelsea and i would joke about having "the city" moments in NY. you know what i mean-those cheesy, totally scripted conversations at some cute restaurant in soho or the meatpacking district. of course we would wear shoes we could barely walk in, and talk with absolutely no emotion. it would be wonderful and hilarious.
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08 October 2009
I've been working for one month! Crazy! In some ways it feels like I've been working forever and in others I still feel like I'm an intern.
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07 October 2009
Check out this from Lara's blog...excuse the super sick picture of me. I think I may be going through an ugly ducking stage right now. Ha ha ha.
Posted by Erin Masi at 6:03 PM
Today work was slower than slow. You can only muck around on the internet for so long until even that loses its appeal. Maybe when they send me to CT (that's right, I'm going back to CT-remember this?) I'll actually be busy?
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06 October 2009
I am not a good driver. I am not the worst driver ever, but I don't think I'm wonderful at driving. I actually don't really love driving, which was one of the reasons I was so excited to come to NYC-no driving!! Somehow, I managed to make it 6 years only getting pulled over twice and ticketed once.
Now rewind to about 3 weeks ago. I was on the subway coming into work. I had been at work until all hours of the morning the few days before. The train was nearly empty since I was almost to the end of the line. I decided to put my feet on the seat next to me and take a little nap until I got to my stop. The next thing I know, a cop is shining his flashlight at me and beckoning me to get off the train. I get off and go to talk to the cop. He asks if I know why he pulled me off the train. I questioned as to whether it was because my feet were on the seat? That was the only possible explanation I could think of, although that really didn't seem to make much sense to me. He told me that it was and that he was going to have to write me a ticket. WHAT?!? A ticket for having my feet on the seat?!? I told him that I seriously had no idea it was against the law to put your feet on the seat, and that I had just moved to the city 2 weeks before, and asked if there was any way he could let me off with a warning.
He told me no. Flat out no. He assured me that it wouldn't go on my criminal record, that it was like a parking ticket (which ps-I've never gotten a parking ticket!!). No matter what I said, I couldn't get the man to just waive my ticket. He did tell me though, that if I called the number on the back of the ticket and explained what happened, told them I was new in the city, etc etc they would most likely waive or dismiss the ticket. He gave me the ticket and left me standing on the platform, late for work, and waiting for another dumb train to come.
So this morning I finally called the number. I had been putting it off because I was a little scared to call. The lady on the phone tells me that they don't waive tickets over the phone and I'd have to appear for a hearing. Um. No thank you. There goes $50, to the Public Transit Authority whatever. Boo and boo.
I feel like only I could make it 6 years, driving like I do, and only getting one ticket, but then manage to get a ticket on the subway after only 2 weeks in the city!
Posted by Erin Masi at 8:08 AM
05 October 2009
So today I found out that one of my all-time favorite magazines is closing. Sad and sad. The magazine had awesome recipes and cool articles about wonderful places to travel and eat. Hopefully it's sister magazine Bon Appetit won't follow in it's footsteps...
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04 October 2009
Does anyone have renter's insurance? Do I need it? Who did you go through? How does it even work? Any suggestions or tips would be appreciated!! I'm thinking I should've paid more attention in that personal finance class I took a year ago...
Posted by Erin Masi at 10:12 PM
I may have been a teenie (teeny?) bopper back in the day. My first concert ever was The Backstreet Boys at the E-Center in SLC with my Daddy. I own all of the CDs, had their pictures up all over my room (I think at one point I had a subscription to Big Bopper...ha ha ha). I got up in the middle of the night to stand in line for concert tickets. The teeny bopper phase may have continued into my college years a little bit. I may or may not have gone to Walmart at midnight with Kelsie the day that the BSB new CD came out a couple years ago. We went kind of to be funny, but kind of to be serious. And of course we listened to the whole CD before we made it back home.
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01 October 2009
I kind of like the abbrevs. You know-like abbreviations. I think that perf is my favorite. Awes. Another one I have become fond of-sitch. As in situation. Remember that dumb cartoon Kim Possible? She used to say sitch all the time. One day Lara and I decided we'd get really into acronyms. NGH. LFA. PBHA. We may use these in coversation regularly. Yesterday at work I had an entire convo with my friend using only the first letters of each word. We actually got pretty good at figuring out what the other was trying to say. LI.
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30 September 2009
So I'm considering joining the Jr. League out here. I'm going to an orientation meeting on Monday to see what it's all about. Does anyone know anything about Jr. League? Is anyone a member?
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29 September 2009
we finally got our cable and internet all hooked up, which means that we finally set the tivo! one of my favorite shows is the biggest loser. i used to watch it at the gym while i was on the treadmill but had to stop because without fail i get weepy at some point during EVERY episode! chelsea and kat will vouch for me. don't worry. i watched it today. and of course i got weepy. i wept when hearing the green lady talk about how she lost her husband and two children. i got teary when the everyone helped the purple team guy finish the ramp challenge. my heart just breaks for him, getting stuck with that crazy woman. he seems like such a dear old man and she's just insane. i hope she goes soon, i think she's just horrible. i definitely got weepy during the deliberation meeting. goodness. does anyone else get like this watching this show?!?
Posted by Erin Masi at 7:55 PM
My office is cold. And not just oh the air conditioner is on and it's a little chilly cold. It's arctic tundra, bring a coat and blanket to work when it's 75 degrees outside, mittens and hat cold. Around the office our cube is referred to as the ice box. Perhaps this has contributed to my current state of illness? (and yes, I realize I'm being a little dramatic about being sick) Anyways...today Caroline (one of my cube mates) and I decided we'd had enough. We hopped online and each ordered one of these...
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28 September 2009
no. no it's not. not when you have to be an adult. and go to work. and have to think and be coherent (although i love the research project that i'm working on, much better than scanning or printing). gone are the days when you can skip class and be sick at home in your pajamas today. sad and sad.
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24 September 2009
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So after a week of anxiously checking the nasba website to see if my audit score had posted, I finally found out tonight! I PASSED!!! What a relief! I barely passed, but passing is passing.
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21 September 2009
yes. i have been neglecting the blog. we don't have internet at the apartment yet and i'm not so sure about blogging at work, hence this is coming from a starbucks about a block from my place.
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09 September 2009
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08 September 2009
So from the time I was little little I would take a first day of school picture in front of the door every year. I even continued the tradition on to my college years-taking some kind of first day of school picture. Since this year I didn't go back to school I decided to take a first day of work picture instead!
Posted by Erin Masi at 7:37 PM
05 September 2009
So I have a ton of pictures to post from my last days in Provo/SLC and from my arrival in NYC, but for now I have great news to share....
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02 September 2009
well. this is it. after several car trips from provo to salt lake, bidding farewell to so many, multiple weepy moments, packing my life into 5 suitcases with the help of some of my incredible friends (ps-good job guys, none of them were over weight), and one last look at my house i'm bidding farewell to utah. i can't believe it's finally time to move to NYC!! i am sadder than expected to be leaving utah but oh so excited for the adventures that await in new york!!
Posted by Erin Masi at 11:12 PM
01 September 2009
surprise! i'm leaving wednesday night instead of thursday. which cuts out my packing day. ah! i'll be back soon-with the rest of august's picture of the day posts, with goodbye pictures, and i'm sure with stories of the great migration...
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26 August 2009
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24 August 2009
It felt like all I did today was study. audit, audit, and more audit. I'm about ready to poke my eyes out. Hence, no picture was taken today. Instead you get 3 reasons I love Mondays:
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23 August 2009
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19 August 2009
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18 August 2009
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friday we went out to the denver temple. having never lived outside of utah i never realized what a production it can be to go to the temple. i'm used to living 5 minutes from the provo temple and being able to walk in pretty much whenever is convenient for me. it was fun to see and spend some time in the beautiful denver temple!
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17 August 2009
*what happened to summer? it got so cold this week! i had to turn on the heater in my car this morning. boo.
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13 August 2009
let me just start by saying it's a good thing we did some exercising, because we definitely ate a lot. i suppose that's what vacations are for though right? we worked out in the morning. i ran a very slow 4.5 miles...i think my half marathon in september might be the end of me...after our workout we took our time getting ready and i actually took a short hour and a half nap. then we headed out on the town. we walked around the 16th street mall for a while and then had dinner at this fantastic trendy restaurant called lime. it was such a fun place and the food was SO good! i love mexican food. love it.
Posted by Erin Masi at 10:14 PM
12 August 2009
i have discovered that you can back-date blog posts! love it. allison had to work during the day so i hung out at her place-slept in, did a little reading, and even less studying (which i'll be paying for dearly next week i'm sure...). when she got home we made dinner and went out to the Rockies game. allison lives across the street from the stadium so we literally walked across the street and were there. we bought tickets from a scalper ($10 for both! yeah!) and had a great time watching the Rockies beat the Pirates.
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11 August 2009
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10 August 2009
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09 August 2009
Today was a great sunday. Church was great. I baked and it was great. I went to a fireside-also great. And game night. Great. In all of the greatness I left my camera at home charging-so you get a picture of my fam the day we dropped sister off at the MTC!
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08 August 2009
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*finished Audit lecture #2-two down, 3 to go and 3 weeks until my next test. I think I'm in pretty good shape considering I did 5 lectures the week before the test for my last one. Still keeping my fingers crossed hoping that I passed
*went to Costco-I seriously love that place
*went "back to school shopping" (even though I'm not going back to school-thanks Express friends and family day!)
*had a mini Team Hufflepuff reunion at Chilis
*went to the first day of the Salt Lake YSA Summit...or as I like to call it EFY-YSA style. Remember how much I loved EFY? Yeah...not much has changed.
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07 August 2009
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05 August 2009
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04 August 2009
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