Sunday, May 23, 2010

ICLW - Getting To Know Me

Welcome ICLWers! I can't believe it's already been a month and we're back again. I just want to thank you visiting my humble blog.

To help you get to know me a bit better and for a quick introduction, I've listed a few interesting facts about myself below. Good luck to each and every one of you, wherever you are in your journey!

- I'm starting IVF #2 because IVF #1 was unsuccessful. I have a different doctor this time around so I'm hoping for better results.

- Doc (my better half) and I love to travel. We're leaving for Puerto Rico on Tuesday. So far, we've been to: France, Italy, England, Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Mongolia, China, Korea, Indonesia, Russia, Malaysia, India, Japan, South Africa, Mauritius, Reunion, Tanzania, Mozambique, Barbados, Dominica, Canada, Mexico and a slew of U.S. states.

- I'm growing my own vegetables for the first time and have planted some herbs and zucchini (I read that zucchinis are the easiest veggies and good for first time growers)

- I live in the SF Bay Area and I love it. I was born in NY, but was raised in the Bay Area from about 1 until I went off to college. I went to college in NY and spent some time in LA, but San Francisco is where my heart is (please don't call it Frisco).

- I work for the Department of Energy as a Compensation Consultant. I used to work for a large HR consulting firm where I worked as an Executive Compensation Consultant, but it got a bit too stressful. Working with Boards of Directors and Execs in determining their comp can be very, very demanding (talk about prima donnas). So, I decided to take a break and work for the government.

- And lastly, I love peanut butter. YUM!

Thanks for stopping by!


Anonymous said...

I love peanut butter too. Wow you have been to a lot of places!

irrationalexuberance said...

I am SOO jealous about mongolia. It's on my very short list (and unfortunately on my husband's "not until hell freezes over" list)

Anonymous said...

I love your list! Happy ICLW!!!! :)

Heather said...

Just read through your blog. I'm jealous of your travels. Some of those destinations are on my bucket list. Maybe someday...

Your Dr.'s philosophy sounds much like SIRMs in terms of immunology.

Best wishes on your cycle and have fun in PR.


Suzy said...

We just started our vegie garden too :) Zucchini are great but sensitive to the heat so we struggle with them out here.
I'm jealous of all your travels - I used to travel a lot but havent travelled at all in nearly 5 years!

sienna said...

how did i not see this before? anyways, i didn't realize americans were allowed to go to mongolia!!! one of the babies featured in *the babies* movie was from mongolia and the landscape looked beautiful!!! are you off to puerto rico any day now????

christine said...

Wow! You have been a lot of places! Which place was your favorite?

(I lived in Hungary for a semester, so it has a special place in my heart).

ICLW #81

Jenni said...

I've started to try and grow things too - right now just kitchen herbs - but I'm working up to strawberries, which are also pretty darned easy, as long as you remember to water them. Thanks for stopping by my blog, and I hope you have a good trip.

Niki said...

Mmmmm peanut butter. You have been to many awesome place I am very jealous.

Happy ICLW(#64)

Patricia said...

Super jealous of all your travels! Hope you enjoy Puerto Rico, that is one place I have been. My hubby's family lives in San Francisco and we miss it dearly.

junebug said...

Yummy - Peanut butter. :-)
Great intro. We love to travel as well but haven't been to half as many places.

Dandelion Bud said...

1)peanut butter is yummy.

2)i would never call san Fransisco "frisco"... Frisco was Jack Wagner's character on General Hospital, and to imply the name is anything else insults my 13-year-old self! :)