The Tate Way

it’s worked so far

AWESOME! February 4, 2009

Filed under: all about me!,music: on repeat,random,stuff i like — Dianna @ 11:38 pm
  1. My son gave me a birthday card today. He wrote “I love you – From, Tashar” in it.  It was so awesome.
  2. Later in the evening he asked me if I wanted him to take the card back to the store. Apparently he didn’t like the way I was behaving.
  3. Tomorrow is World Nutella Day.  After I got laid off Nutella became a slight obsession. I tried to eat it everyday. I think I got 2 days into my journey and had to stop.  But tomorrow  I may have to go to SF just to get a Nutella bagel with sliced bananas.
  4. I figured out that VLOOKUP doesn’t really hate me, just the data I tell it to look up.  But I learned something tonight.  If my numbers are not formatted the same way VLOOKUP can’t match them.  WHAT! VLOOKUP for making my life easier, you sure do make it difficult. Now I have to convert 3000 lines of data by using right click. Oh the joys of Excel.
  5. is my new online music player. Very cool.
  6. I’ve said “shoot me in the face” way too many times this week.
  7. “Poke me in the eye” has gotten some heavy rotation too.
  8. I did a visualization exercise that totally rocked my world. I’ve not felt that much emotion in a REALLY long time. It was a great release. Doing another one before I crawl into the bed tonight.
  9. I started using Pidgin again; I had way too many chat programs open all the time.
  10. And because of the aforementioned I’m now taking the time to spell correctly. Not because I want to, but because the spell check in Pidgin doesn’t work…even after downloading 2 patches to fix it.

And this concludes the “Awesome” for the evening.


Ornamental Things December 11, 2008

Filed under: shopping: on a budget,stuff i like — Dianna @ 8:41 am

Shopping is one of my favorite things to do. But shopping for jewerly is my ALL TIME favotire thing to do.

I’ve been on the site Ornamental Things way too much these days; but her stuff rocks! Check it out!


Post Number 100!

To celebrate post number 100 I feel it is my duty to tell you about a SUPER sale!

Every morning I get an email tailored to my shopping (and savings) wants. Here’s what peeked my interest today:

You can purchase this awesome jacket here from Bloomingdale’s for a little under$55 (and that includes estimated shipping and tax!). The key is to enter the code SAVEMORE at checkout.

Happy Shopping!

Oh and if anyone wants to buy this for me I take a small/medium.


Another gift…please December 2, 2008

These are the cutest earrings, ever!  I want them. Please!


You may purchase them for me from here.


Today is… November 27, 2008

Filed under: now that's saying something,random,stuff i like — Dianna @ 11:33 pm

One this day in 1953 Eugene O’Neill died at the age of 65.

O’Neill is one of my favorite playwrights and wrote two of my favorite plays: A Long Day’s Journey Into Night and The Hairy Ape. They both made me think beyond my world and into the greater and gritty world of pain, rejection, addiction, and dysfunction.

Thank you, Mr. O’Neill. You made me see that writing from “the gut” can lead to many beautifully crafted works.


Because Star Trek (and Sylar) rules! November 25, 2008

Filed under: random,stuff i like — Dianna @ 11:55 pm


It’s Your Civic Duty November 4, 2008

Filed under: all about me!,stuff i like,things I must do — Dianna @ 7:03 am


I’m getting out and rocking the vote! Make sure you do the same. And please remember that voting for your city council members is just as important as voting for the president.

The pools just opened in CA and I’m ready! But, I’ll be sure to wear my Obama button after I drop my ballot into that box.