Saturday, September 27, 2008

El Torrito

El Torrito has a place in everyone's heart in Henderson. It's this little hole-in-the-wall restaurant that has been around FOREVER. It's cheap, fast, and SO good! Technically, I've only eaten the Bean and Cheese Burrito, but it's amazing! Last time we were together (Jill, Melissa, Amy, and I) was at Melissa's baby shower. So a year of so later, we got together for a nice lunch at El Torrito. We had a lot of fun catching up on babies, boys, and life in general. Thanks to Melissa our photo shoot was a hit too! (I stole all of these pictures from her blog!)Melissa, Amy, Jill, and I waiting for our food!Jill eating her salad!
Melissa snacking on chips!
Me drinking water!
Amy and her not-so-huge belly! You can't even tell she's got a bun in the oven!
Melissa and Amy
Jill and I! (Melissa - I'm not sure the whole chin down and head tilt is doing my round face and knobby nose justice!)
After 2 1/2 hours of gabbing and eating!

Next time we'll have to plan with more people or anyone that comes into town. We definitely need to get together again! It was totally worth it!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Updates and Crazy Eights

The job hunt is still continuing but it's looking a little better every day. I officially applied for a state job, a county job, and the FBI. I'm still going to hit up a couple private entities next week but those three are a good start. The state job would be ideal except getting selected is the hard part. It's a Probation & Parole position. I have a little pull...but not much. My professor put in a good word for me through his buddy (or so he says). The county job is a little more social work-ish. It's a Juvenile Counselor. The down fall is the pay is low (equivalent to a social worker) and I'll have to negotiate and that will more likely decrease my odds. The FBI is always hiring and as long as I can pass all the exams (not too worried about) I'll be fine. The down fall is that it's a long process, my station will be in the Portland area, and I'll have about a 21 week training in Virginia (I think). There is nothing wrong with Portland - just another big city. And yes, Jake would go with me to Virginia. We'll see what happens. I'm still on the hunt. The hiring process is crazy for government jobs in my field. I have to close my myspace (not that we had anything on there of ever used it) but it's against policy to have one. I don't know about Facebook or blogspot. I do know they check out my friends so I might have to get rid of a couple of you...Just kidding! As for everything else we are plugging along.
Here are my Crazy Eights!

8 t.v. shows that I love to watch:
Cold Case Files
Forensic Files
Dominick Dunne's Power, Priviledge, and Justice
American Justice
Amazing Race
House Hunters
Home Make Over Shows

8 Favorite Restaurants:
Olive Garden
Famous Dave's BBQ
Some Bar by my house has really good food!
Red Robbin
El Torrito (I stole this one from you Sara!)

8 Things that happened yesterday:
Cleaned the Stove
Dropped my brother off at his buddies
Ate a bunch of crap
Applied for a job in Eugene, Oregon
Watched t.v
Played the Wii
Did homework
Took the dogs to the park

8 Things I am looking forward to:
Finishing school
Moving out of Vegas
Having kids
Being able to go camping where it's green!
Going fishing with Jake
Selling our land (accepting all offers!)
Going snowboarding
A new year

8 Things I love about Fall:
The weather
Football games (even though I think the game is dumb)
Not running my A/C anymore!
Girls on campus having to wear clothes!
Work actually picks up so we're not bored
My dogs don't over heat
It's okay to have open camp fires

8 Things on my wish list:
A house of my own
New hair clippers for the dog (and my husband)
A new bed
A personal trainer
Some new clothes
Lasic eye surgery
A tandem bicycle! Wouldn't that be so fun to own!? can't have too many

8 People to tag:
I don't know 8 people that haven't done this...