Sunday, October 21, 2007

Clever, aren't I?

So the other morning I went to make our lunches and realized there were only two pieces of bread left. No problem, I thought. I'll just make Patrick a sandwich and something else for me. I saw a box of macaroni and cheese and thought oh, I have plenty of time to make that for lunch--perfect! Except it seemed to take longer than usual to make it and we HAD to make the 8:30 bus...thinking on my feet, i drained the macaroni, threw it in a Tupperware with some butter and the cheese mixture and ran out the door to the bus, shaking it as I went. I have to say that was a very delicious lunch! Even if everyone on the bus was looking at me strangely the entire ride to work.

On a side note, anyone have a good financial planner? Or know of a good one? We aren't quite sure how this whole financial planning thing any advice would help!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

The Grand Tour

Here's a tour of our little home :)

The Outside

OUR Entrance (We're the "rear" unit which means we have our own entrance but not our own mailbox--we have to share the mailbox with the other 667 in our building...seems a little fishy but it works!)

Our Cute front door

The coat closet we made with a pull-up bar

My great-grandma's dining room table.

The Kitchen

The cute island that Patrick put together for us. Notice my cute mixer and fancy knives--my favorite things in the house!

The bathroom that's connected to the kitchen

The living room (the picture makes it look much more cluttered than it really is!) Notice Patrick's fancy TV. His favorite thing in the house :)

Our cute couch. One of our most prized possessions!

Our desk! Also, looks more cluttered than it really is

The bedroom! It's tiny and full of dressers and closets. Also, it's my bedding from college so don't judge Patrick! We're getting new stuff soon!

The backyard we share with the other tenants

The deck we don't share with the other tenants (notice Patrick's sweet grill he got from his sweet wife for his birthday)

Our storage shed

So that's our apartment! Yeah, it's tiny but we absolutely LOVE it!!! It's perfect for what we need right now and helps us from keeping too much junk!

Screw Aruba, We're going to Hawaii!

I think it's old news now, but in case some of you are out of the loop--we sort of ended up in Hawaii instead of Aruba for the honeymoon. We were supposed to leave Sunday night for Aruba and the hurricane warnings had all been lifted so we thought we were fine. Around 4 or so, we decided we should probably call the hotel to double check. They told us that it was totally fine to come--except that all the beaches were closed and the streets were flooded. Not exactly our idea of a sweet honeymoon. So somehow it worked out perfectly that we were able to cancel everything in Aruba and book a flight to Hawaii. We stayed on Hawaii (The Big Island) at the Marriott Resort at Waikalua. It was AMAZING. The best part was that Patrick had never been before.

Here's a little of what we did:


Can anyone spot Patrick swimming with the locals?

Snorkling was VERY fun. We even saw dolphins!

We went to a beautiful waterfall

Went on a helicopter ride over the volcano

And saw real flowing lava

Saw a Pot Church

Took Model Shots

Hung out by the pool

And had an all-around AMAZING time!

We don't know what we missed in Aruba, but we definitely didn't miss out on much!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Don't worry, they're coming!

I started the honeymoon post AND the apartment tour post. It just takes longer than I would like to upload all those pictures.

Plus I've been baking a lot lately. That takes up a lot of my time. So far my beautiful KitchenAid pro 600 has helped me make:

1. Devil's food Cake with fancy chocolate frosting
2. Chocolate Chip Cookies
3. Red Velvet Cupcakes with cream cheese frosting
4. Aunt Opal's

My favorite so far are the Aunt Opals. (For those of you who don't know what Aunt Opals are #1 you're missing out on the BEST cookies ever. #2 They're oatmeal chocolate chip walnut cookies) I don't know what Patrick's favorite was. But I'm pretty sure he's not complaining about any :)

Rain, Rain, Go Away

I appreciate the rain. (Really, Shannon, I do) It is wonderful and helpful and just great. But I think it's wonderful when I'm sitting at my house reading a book and drinking hot chocolate. Not when I have to run back and forth across the street at work all day long.

So much for doing my hair today.

Hooray for Today!

Ashley is on her way. Last I heard she was in SLO (San Luis Obispo). I can't wait to see her. And since this is supposed to be Patrick's blog too, he is excited as well :)

Blister Smister

At least that's what I thought. Until Patrick got THE biggest blister EVER playing basketball Tuesday night. It is basically the whole left half of the ball of his foot(if you're looking down on it). I'd post a picture but I don't want you to get sick.

Now he's on crutches that I found at work and wearing his ugly brookstone slipper on his right foot. I've been driving him to work since he can't walk from the bus stop to the office. It costs $21 to park by my office. So far this month we have paid $135 in bus passes, $9.50 in muni tickets for the rides when I hadn't gotten my new muni pass, $27 in taxi rides and $42 in parking fees. And it's only the 12th.

I'm praying it will end soon.

We're Back

I was scared to write my blog this week because of what happened last week.

My fear is dwindling.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Big Brother

Don't get me wrong, I love google. I love all the sweet applications they give us. I just don't love that they send the PARTNERS at my job updates about their agency every morning. And that this morning it included a link to my new blog. My new blog that says I was bored yesterday at least 3 times. And had 5 postings in one afternoon. At least it didn't say anything bad about the company. But that's because I don't have anything bad to say about the company. I love this company! I also will no longer refer to my agency by their name--just in case Google continues its amazing search powers and gives them more to call me into my director's office about. oops. They did tell me they were glad I found my wallet. (because apparently they read the ENTIRE thing. Does that mean I'm interesting?)

Look who went to a Bar

I've never been to a real bar before. I went last night for a work social outing. It wasn't so bad--they had good food and I like my co-workers. I think I'll go again.

Best Cereal Ever

The only good thing to come out of the I-House Cafeteria this summer.

I used to think Honey Bunches of Oats was the best cereal ever created. Then I tried this. Oh My Gosh. I'm obsessed. They sell it at Costco and it's the perfect granola-y deliciousness. I especially love it because one of my complaints about granola is sometimes I feel like I have to chew it for too long--not this stuff! I like it so much I've even taken to eating breakfast at work. Try it, you'll like it! And if not, give the box to me.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Go On, Rub it in

Goodby has been hiring a lot of new people lately. So to keep everyone "in the loop" they send out welcome emails every day telling us about each other. Nice, sure. But it also helps reinforce the point I've been trying to disprove. "Yes, I'm new. So yes, I don't know anything." This is mine. (slight resemblance to the chain emails most of us received at age 15)

Welcome Sarah Larsen, AAM

Where do you sit? 717 3rd Floor

Account you are working on ? Sprint Retail

Where were you before GSP? College

Where did you grow up? Laguna Beach, CA

College? Yes. Brigham Young University (BYU)

Do you have any tattoos? No

What animal do you most resemble? Beta Fish (?)

What is the last thing you bought on itunes? New Collective Soul and Maroon 5 Albums

Pet Peeve? People correcting you when they obviously know what you meant

What’s your personal dance anthem? Justin Timberlake Sexyback

Where is the quietest place you have been? At the Pompidou in Paris, there was an installation exhibit of just pure housing insulation. Your ears felt heavy from absolutely no sound coming from the room. It was incredible.

What’s the last dream you can remember? I think there was someone chasing me...

I hate it when people ask… "Do you know anyone on the show?" (Refer to Question 4)

Do you know how to break into a car? No

Cats or dogs? Neither but if I had to pick--Dogs.

What’s the best breakfast? A Las Vegas Buffet

Are you the oldest, youngest, or only child? Second Oldest of 4

Missing Wallet

Tuesday night was our "New Hire" dinner. Needless to say, I was really excited. (Free food!) Also, I got to expense a cab home after. (Not that I don't love the bus. I just don't love how long the ride is if you don't catch an express). Anyways, so I went to the ATM to get cash out for the cab and somehow misplaced my wallet. Unfortunately, I didn't notice that until I got home and went to put my change from the Cab into my wallet. Alas, no wallet. Oh Crap. I called the restaurant, and although they were sweet, they couldn't find anything. They promised to call me in the morning with an update. I was sick to my stomach all night. I don't even want to tell you what was in my wallet in case it entices you to steal it from me in the future. I went to work the next morning hoping someone had grabbed it and wanted to give it back. No luck. And no phone call. Luckily, no one had charged anything to the the cards yet so I still had a teeny tiny bit of hope. At noon, right when I was about to give up, I called the restaurant again just to check.


They found my wallet. The only thing missing was my bus pass. Which definitely sucks (and means I have to spend $95 to ride the bus this month) but in the big scheme of things, I know it could have been a lot worse. A LOT worse. I still can't believe I got it back. I swore to Patrick I'd never let it out of my sight again. (Which might have been a lie--)

On another note, never go to E&O Trading Co because the food isn't that good. But if you happen to go, you can leave your wallet 'cause they'll give it back.

My Desk

I know this is 2007. And I've had a camera phone for at least 3 years now. But look what I learned how to do today: take pictures with my phone, send them to my email, and post them on my blog. Wow. How's that for being bored :)

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

"When can I see wedding pictures"
They have been posted, you can access them by going to and entering the password V0901LARSON
** warning--there are thousands of pictures. And I haven't had time to go through them yet. So get comfortable and do it in chunks.**

"When can I see honeymoon pictures"
I'll bring my camera to work tomorrow and post them. I promise. Except it's a half day. So realistically it may be Monday.

"How is San Francisco"
AMAZING. We absolutely LOVE it. I'll embellish later.

"Do you have jobs? And if so, how are they?"
Yes. We are both currently employed. Patrick works at Grey on Nokia and I work at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners on Sprint. So far Patrick is super busy and thinks his job is fine and I'm fairly slow and think my job is sweet. Mostly Patrick doesn't LOVE his because there is lots of finance and mostly I like mine because I've made friends and lots of people are my age. Also, I got a MacBook for my work computer. AND welcome flowers.

"Can I come visit?"
PLEASE! We have a nice couch AND a decent air mattress. Both free for you to stay on! We would LOVE to have you come!

"Where do you live?"
We live in Inner Richmond. As in by Golden Gate Park in the city. Not Richmond, CA. Our aparment is the cutest little thing that was ever built with no closets. (Yes, no closets which means I have a dresser in the living room and three wardrobes in our bedroom. Also, our food pantry is open for everyone to comment on). It has a backyard, is 1 1/2 blocks from the park, half a block from the bus stop and is in Asia. I LOVE LOVE LOVE our apartment and never want to move. Patrick wants to move in a year. We'll see who wins. I'll also post pictures of the apartment tomorrow

Look who got a blog

I was bored at work today. Also, I was bored of stalking other people who have good blogs. So I decided it was my turn.