Sunday, January 13, 2008

A lovely wedding!

Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Piscopo!
I got to spend a lovely evening out celebrating Lori's marriage to Jimmy! I always enjoy a good dress up occasion. So, for this one I got a new dress... I really wasn't shopping for myself when I found it... I was attempting to respond to a request from TwithHoney on her blog for a dress that wasn't red or black but I fell in love with the dress. And who can't pass up buying a $188 dress for $58... and that was including shipping! Thanks, T, I really love my new dress! Unfortunately, I forgot to have someone take a full length shot of the dress to post here, so for now all I have to share is the sitting down with shawl version.

However, I can share a shot of the perfect shoes I found to go with the dress (thanks to a little get away from all these guys shopping trip that the Schnabel girls took one evening during a Project Management training weekend. I must say, these shoes were a new experience in the walking department. In general, my dress shoes have straps or buckles or they are strappy and stay so that something has to be done to take them off. I'm not usually good in the slipoff slipon fashions. My flat/wide feet with narrow heels just don't do well in slipons... besides they usually look silly. Well, popular opinion at the DSW in DC said that I had to get them because they were a perfect match for the dress and they looked cute... and best part, they were on clearance sale!!!

Soooo, here you have it... the shoes... w/o feet... and with foot (yes, singular foot... couldn't get a good shot of both feet by myself)

Friday, January 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Aimee!!!

o o o o o o o

Saturday, January 5, 2008

And the final answer is......

I PASSED THE F.E. EXAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In case you've never heard of it, the F.E. (fundamentals of engineering) exam is a two part, eight hour exam that tests all of the stuff one apparently should learn in college while obtaining an engineering degree. Essentially, it's eight hours of pure stress... and then eight to twelve weeks of waiting for the results. My letter arrived on Christmas Eve... nice timing State of Delaware! After a few seconds of considering waiting until after Christmas to open it, I gave in to the curiosity... luckily I passed or there may have been a few tears in the Christmas pirohy! I was perhaps a bit too excited to add the E.I.T. (Engineer in Training) to my signature... my signature finally looks like I'm more than a secretary!!!! I called my mentor right away... on Christmas Eve... what nerve (luckily she didn't answer so I didn't feel the need to appologize for disturbing her on a holiday).

Here in the wonderful Commonwealth of Pennsylvania one cannot call themselves an engineer until they hold a professional license... which requires five years of experience and another 8 hour test... I'll worry about that in a couple of years. For now, I'll celebrate the great relief! (I really didn't want to take that test again!!!)

PS - Don't forget, the Christmas season is not yet over!!!