Tuesday, July 19, 2005

My Favorite Things

So I'm headed out on a well deserved break from reality for a few days......actually I'm going to, as I often do, combine work with pleasure. It often works in my favor!

For instance, I'm headed this afternoon to Traverse City and staying the night so I can meet with my sales guy, Ken "The Colonel" Foster, there tomorrow morning for breakfast. Then we'll go out and meet with a few customers. The kicker is that my parents and Karli are meeting me tonight at the hotel, and mooching off my free hotel room. Then tomorrow they'll set up camp while I'm working and I'll hang out with them until Sunday. It works out quite well to have customers in upper Michigan in the summer time!

Keith and Kyle are going to head up on Friday as well, and we'll have a fabulous time at the Sleeping Bear Dune National Lakeshore - one of my favorite places on earth. I'm sure the weekend will include hiking, floating down a river, imbibing in adult beverages, campfires and smores. Theres not much else I really need!

There's also someone else heading up this weekend too........to meet the family for the first time......The engineer (a Professional Engineer, not unlike Brad Pitt in Mr. & Mrs. Smith - except for he's not an assasin for hire, I don't think) who works for our company in Chicago, Pat O'Brien, has been a very good friend of mine over the course of our professional careers - about five-ish years or so. Recently, we've discovered that the base of our friendship provided a rather natural, yet unexpected, progression into a romance. So, he gets to brave the waters and meet the clan, all at once! He's already spent a little time with my brothers........and they approve.......so I have no doubt that the rest of my family will be open to his incredibly charming personality :)

I may or may not be updating while I'm gone - unless miraculously I have a wireless internet connection in the campground (which isn't out of the question with all the upgrades they've done over the years). Regardless, all the juicy details will be posted on Monday.

Until then......

4 comments:

Beth said...

So when did you life/blog become more interesting than mine? Hmmm....

Anonymous said...

I think its time to change this web address you know we read it and we really dont need to hear about your new lover your day will come change it so we dont have to hear about your lovers

Karin said...

Beth - I'm not sure my life / blog will ever become more interesting than yours :) I will always live vicariously through you!

As far as changing my address, Anonymous - I don't think that is going to happen anytime soon. By definition, a blog is an online journal intended to share thoughts and tid bits of ones life.

My life, is my life, and its the only one I have. I intend to share all aspects as I feel moved. This site is not intended to offend anyone, but if moments of my imperfect life are not pleasing, then please, make the choice to not read.

Best Regards,
Karin

Janelle said...

I wish I could come see all you guys in Traverse City! And I really hope I get to see you before you go to Mexico!

Oh and by the way - looks like there may just be two chemical engineers in the family soon :-P (although I got a 2 on my AP Chem test)

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