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Monday, July 28, 2008

A Post Not About Work...Sort Of

I have not been much for blogging lately. I can't get past my work stuff and I know it's so boring...but it's what I have on my mind lately. So I'll do a run down of what we've been doing and you might get mention of work thrown in, but I'll try and not to dwell on it. How's that?

-Darby has been sent off to camp. She left Saturday morning. She stayed at her friend's condo Saturday and Sunday and her friend's mom is taking them off to camp this morning. On Friday the mom will pick them up and they will stay at the condo over night and come home Saturday. I think on Friday afternoon I'll drive up and stay with them Friday and drive Darby back down on Saturday with the Jilly Bean.

-I feel weird writing condo. Darby went to her friend's condo. When I say it in my head it comes out with some kind of accent. I don't know which kind exactly but a snobby one. I'm not good with accents. They have a condo in McCall. It's not weird. People have condos in McCall. They are the only people I know with a condo in McCall. Brian's family has a cabin near McCall. My friend at work has a cabin near McCall. I don't know many people with a condo in McCall. Maybe it's the way they talk about the condo that makes it weird. I don't know.

-Brian's sister in law used to talk about her Tahoe the way Darby's friend's mom talks about the condo. The Tahoe. She always brought up her car at every possible occasion. It was the weirdest thing. I never knew anyone to talk about a vehicle so much.

-I talk about my Honda sometimes. I like my Honda. It's cute and it's two door and the perfect shade of blue. Brian said we need to trade it in for Hyundai. I told him I absolutely was not going to trade my Honda in for a Hyundai. I guess I can see how some people might grow attached to things they own.

-I'm poking fun, but I do like these people. I'm sure I reference items in an annoying manner at times. It's just funny. That's all I'm saying.

-Riley and Jordan went to the county fair on Saturday with Riley's grandma and grandpa. I think they had way too much fun. They ate tons and tons of junk food, got tattoos, went on a million rides, one was called the Zipper and apparently it was so scary. They didn't even want to go on it again. They described it as follows:

You go backwards and forwards and all the wards you can think of. Then it tips you upside down and right side up over and over again. It started to slow down and we thought the ride was over. We were like "okay we're safe now and then AHHHHHHH! It started over again but this time going the other way".

-Come to think of it, this is how my days at work are.

-Jordan was also kicked in the face by a mechanical bull. There doesn't seem to be any trauma. He isn't deathly afraid of bulls now or anything. He just has a huge bruise on his face. I think he'll survive the experience. And now he has a great story to tell people.

-Have a great Monday! Friday is only a few days away. Woo Hoo!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Too Funny

Yesterday I took a walk to the grocery store and came across a homeless (I'm pretty certain) man pulling a wagon full of belongings. He had the cutest pit bull. Not the cutest pit bull ever, because I have the cutest pit bull ever, but he or she was a really cute pit bull. Anyway, after I crossed the street he yelled after me, "I'm single!". I just smiled and said, "okay!" It was weird. But a little comic relief from my crazy work life.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Back To Work and Feeling Blah About It

This is my horoscope today and I hope it's accurate because I may need it for dealing with work people today. I have been dreading coming to work today. You have no idea.

No one can get away with their fronting in front of you, today! When some hipster comes along talking about how important they are, you won't buy it -- nor should you. Have some fun with them. Ask them a few questions that put them on the spot. It will be quickly obvious to everyone that when you look beneath the surface, you won't find much real substance there. Other people in your circle will wise up soon, so don't worry about anyone else falling for this person.

I don't know if I have the will power to take much more from a woman in my department who happens to be insane. I'm not joking. She is mental and I wish she would just get over it. She keeps threatening to quit and most of us have our fingers crossed. But, it will never happen. I just keep thinking only 4 more years until retirement. 4 years is a long time. I don't know what I'm going to do for 4 years. I have an appointment with an advisor on July 30th about the school teacher thing. I hope that works out.

I hope my boss comes back to work. I hope this because we need her and I hope this because if she returns, that means she's better.

Okay, enough negativity. I will get through this day, I will get through this day, I will get through this day...

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Have A Great Holiday Weekend!

I thought I should write something before we head up to the mountains for a week. I'm not sure what to write, but as usual I'll think of something.

I'm feeling really good about work right now. I almost feel bad about my improved attitude, but things are going okay for me, regardless of what's going on with other dynamics in the department. I do miss my boss and hope, hope, hope coming back to work in the next few months is possible for her. I'm very optimistic about it.

Today I'm home. Just because. I don't need to be home. We're not leaving until tomorrow, but I decided I need some down time to do nothing. Except go swimming and maybe take a walk before it gets too hot.

I guess I really don't have anything to write. People post My Space Bulletins so I'm going to leave with one of those. Just because. Have a great 4th of July and a great week!

Ever kissed someone that smokes? Unfortunately, in my younger days, I probably have.

When is your birthday? August 4th, I can't wait! I love my birthdays.

Is there anyone who doesn't like you because of something you didn't do? I don't think so.

Have you hugged anyone in the last 72 hours? I just hugged and kissed Brian, because he is going to work.

Do you like to walk? Yes, I love to walk and wish I walked every day, but I don't.

Where do you want to live? I live where I want to live. In Nampa and if you live in Boise, you think Nampa is unattractive, but I like it. I live less than a mile from Riley and Darby's dad, who they have to spend every other week with, I live 2-3 miles from their grandma who is always more than willing to watch the kids, even on short notice and we live about 4 miles from Jordan and Jillian's grandparents who watch Jordan sometimes and Jillian every day. Right now, with kids as our number one priority, our living arrangement happens to be perfect.

What was something that happened to you in 1997? I had a baby boy named Riley.

Are you ticklish? No, I hate to be tickled.

When was the last time you used a skateboard? I was little, my brother had a skateboard and I fell and hit my head. Never been on one since.

Was today a good day? I can't answer that yet, it's only 7:14 am

How is your hair? It's layered, so it seems short in front, but from the back it's pretty long. And sometimes it looks crazy, which I like.

Is there someone in your life you don't want in it? No, that doesn't make any sense. Why would I have someone in my life if I didn't want them in it?

Do you get mad easily? I might come across as a person who gets mad easily, but I hold back way more than anyone even knows. It's something I've been working on. Sometimes I forget to work on that.

What happened at 10 AM this morning? Uh, hello! I just told you it was only 7:14 am and now it's 7:16.

What is your current problem? So much to do, so little time.

Have you ever drank Jack Daniels? Yes, but it's been a really long time and I don't have a desire to ever drink it again.

What were you doing at 11:59 pm 2 Friday nights ago? I'm not exactly sure, but I'm going to take a guess and say I was sleeping. Because Brian does not stay up until 11:59 pm on any night.

Is your bedroom window open? It is and I was instructed to shut it soon.

Describe what you're wearing in detail? Navy blue Gap tank top, khaki Old Navy shorts, Old Navy panties, also navy blue and a Calvin Klein bra, it's a weird color I can't describe, but I love Calvin Klein bras.

Does talking about sex make you uncomfortable? I don't think so.

What does your last text say and who is it from? Don't text.

What are you listening to currently? The dryer.

Do you want to cut your hair? No, I just had a hair cut. Though for a minute I wanted my hair cut like the girl on The Game. (That's a TV show, I forget her name.) Anyway, it's really cute and I still might do it. Brian said my girl wouldn't cut my hair like that, but I asked her and she said to send her a pic and she might.

Do you trust all of your friends? I do. My friends have been my friends forever and I absolutely trust them.

Have you ever had your heart broken? If I said no I'd be lying. In fact, Brian has broke my heart before, but obviously that has been rectified.

Do you get along with girls? I do, but I have a tendency to not trust just any girl.

Were you smiling when you woke up this morning? I can't say I was smiling. I woke up to an alarm even though I'm not working. But, I'm okay with that.

Last song you heard? Johnny June, I just turned it on when I realized I was listening to the dryer.

Do you have any plans for tomorrow? Going to the mountains!

Do you tend to fall for people easily? No, just the Bri guy.

How's your heart lately? Light.

Do you need to say anything to anyone? I don't think I need to say anything. In fact, I shouldn't, but boy would I like to.

Did you enjoy your last weekend? I did. It was awesome. Very relaxing.

Have you ever cried while in the shower? Yes, but lets not go there.

Do you trust easily? I don't know, I probably do, I can be pretty gullible and that makes me feel stupid for trusting sometimes.

Do you wet the toothbrush before the toothpaste? Yes, that's why sometimes Brian finds his toothbrush wet in the mornings. I grab his, wet it and realize it's not mine. I don't use it though like he thinks.

Did you get a full 8 hours of sleep last night? I doubt it.

Is your phone within a meter radius of you? Uh, yes. It's right on the desk.

Did you know the last person you kissed? Brian.

Is there a high chance of you going out to the movies soon? I want to see the Mummy 3 for my birthday. That's pretty soon. Brian and I were trying to remember the last movie we saw just the two of us and we didn't have a clue.

Are you easily scared by horror/thriller films? Yes, I hate them.

If you were given $100 would you spend it, or save it? I would spend it, Brian would save it.

If there was a large spider in the room, what would you say? I would get one of the kids to kill it, though I'm sure the only one who would even attempt to is the 2 year old.

Are you listening to music right now? How many times am I going to answer questions about songs and music. Seriously.

How's the weather today? It's going to be a hot one. Perfect for swimming.

When was the last time you were truly, completely happy with your life? I would say I'm there right now.

What did you do last night? Made dinner, had a few beers on the front porch while admiring Brian's newly planted flower beds.

What are you thinking about right now? What is that baby doing?