Sandy's Online Journal

Are we the dining dead?

Monday, January 14

adorable handbag

adorable handbag, originally uploaded by sandytesch01.

Sunday, August 27

Wow, that was a heck of a trip.

I finally made it back from Miami, lol. Already moved out of the apartment in DC and back in California looking for a job! It's great to be home.

Saturday, March 11

Going to Miami!

See ya!

Sunday, March 5


The people in the apartment above me have been sweeping, or otherwise scraping the floor loudly, for a good 20 minutes. How is there that much to sweep!? Thank goodness I'm not studying for the GRE, because that would be really distracting.

Saturday, March 4

Time Poverty

It's been...let's see, almost 6 months since I started my fellowship, and I am again suffering from time poverty. I knew it was only a matter of time (haha) before it happened. I have only one thing to blame: the GRE. And perhaps the Red Cross, but that's old news.

This is an all-GRE three hour class today, and another tomorrow. Add in church, dinner at Taylar's, and my first disaster call (!) and already I'm sleep deprived. Sleep deprived, but happy. Life is meant to be busy, but not so busy that it is exhausting.

My first DAT call was pretty cool. Luckily there was only one person displaced so it was a good training experience for me. And it makes my Red Cross low of last week (felt like no one was getting anything done) disappear. to catch the S something up to Columbia Heights for a tasty Indian meal.

Friday, February 24

It doesn't belong to you!

So I remembered what I wanted to blog about. For several years I have noticed that when referring to the work or possessions of their organization they use "I" or "my." For example, "I have a great program that involves thousands of volunteers" or "My board meets four times a year." These people do not represent the work of all their staff and they claim that organizational entities actually belong to them. Ridiculous.

Sunday, February 5

Travel & Meeting Schedule

  • Feb 6-7: Red Cross Board of Governors Meeting in Washington, DC
  • Feb 8-9: Red Cross Metro Managers Meeting in Pasadena, CA
  • Feb 9-13: HOME in Clayton, CA
  • Feb 17-20: Visiting Ted in Charlotte, NC
  • Feb 21-24: NeighborWorks Conference in Altanta, GA
  • March 9-12: National Youth Council Meeting in Washington, DC
  • March 13-18: SPRING BREAK in Miami, FL
  • March 24-April 1: Shonte visits!