Monday, November 22, 2010

Chemical Warfare or Just another day at the office

So we had our Thanksgiving luncheon last week at work and we had no room in the fridge. It was literally full of crap. We had to clean it out to make room for our Thanksgiving munchies so we sacrificed our own health to sanitize the fridge. Please enjoy the pictures of the toxic things our lazy employees, including myself, had left to fester.

I believe this was once an apple, obviously delicious as someone ate it down to the core and then saved it. SAVED IT!?? For what purpose? We may never know.
I know this person had the best intentions of eating healthy and then probably chucked it for a Wendy's burger. In fact, this may be my salad in a bag. It's been that long so I don't really remember but it sounds like something I would do.

It is quite clear to me that this was some poor souls spanish rice at one point, now it is host to a multitude of bacteria. It has a bacteria prom happening all over it. I don't even want to know what that little blue thing is in the middle of the green mold pom pom. But seriously, what is it?

This was my favorite. It is completely unrecognizable. It has gone so far wrong that it probably was really toxic and made someone sick just by smelling it. It did smell as bad as it looked. Do you see what I have to suffer with just to show it to you via a picture? This dish needed a hazmat suit to dispose of. I'm quite sure the fridge will once again be filled with crap like this in a month or so and we will again go through this ceremonial cleansing. I believe this falls under "other duties as assigned".

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tired much?

Have 5 hour energy drink, will travel.

You know about a month and a half ago, while we were cleaning out my bosses' (doesn't this look wrong?) office, we found a two pack of 5 hour energy drinks under her desk. We decided to toast to her and drink them. Man! We were giddy and high. We plowed through everything and packed up 4 boxes of stuff. That stuff really works so I bought a bottle this morning at the corner gas station along with a cup of coffee. I have a feeling I am going to need it. With this time change, I was in bed by like 8 and woke up about 5. Do you think I got too much sleep?

Went to the eye doctor yesterday and found out I need a new prescription for eyeglasses because I now need glasses to read. This officially makes me old like I wasn't old before. Maybe I will just go ahead and buy the big round glasses with the chain to hang around my neck. If you can't fight it, join it.


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Keep moving on

So here I am again, sitting in my office after the 2nd crying session in a week. It's been three weeks since my boss passed away and just when I think I am over it, it hits me like a ton of bricks. I miss her easy going nature and maternal aura she exuded. She never got upset or mad and never stressed about anything here. I don't know how she did it with so many interruptions and pressures on her while keeping a smile on her face. I miss her stories about her family or her ridiculously inappropriate remarks. Funny how something that seemed so wrong before now seems perfectly normal.

I am not handling it quite as well as she did. I think the sadness has been replaced by guilt. I feel guilty for feeling overwhelmed with work and anxious about the audit coming up next week. I feel like I am stuck in a swimming pool filled with jello and barely keeping my head above the line. The piles on my desk get bigger and my patience gets shorter. I feel like I have no one here to rely on including the finance assistant. It's tough to take the limited time I have to train her on things when it would just be faster to do it myself. Some of these things are complex and she is not an accountant. Hell, I can't even figure out some of these worksheets myself so how could I possibly explain them to her. So I continue to tread water and assume everything will settle after the audit.

I would like to think most people here think I am capable and put together but the truth is I don't feel that way lately. I am starting to hate that persona. Part of me just wants to fall apart and walk away but the bigger part of me just pushes that away and continues to function like I always have. I hate that I feel guilty for feeling that way when someone is gone and never coming back. I feel a deep hole of sadness when I come across something that reminds me of her and if I am alone I let it wash over me and consume me. When do I not stop wondering how her kids are doing or if it was found sooner would things be different?

H is right, maybe I do need medication...just to take the edge off this anxiety and stress. Time to put myself back together and jump back in. Life goes on, right?


Friday, September 10, 2010

Little Gay R makes a great fall guy, doesn't he?

Yes, this is how we amuse ourselves at work. We pose like we have fallen down over boxes instead of actually working. Don't judge.


Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Comment of the day

Pudgy little feet in different shoes every day are still pudgy little feet. Only now they look pained when squeezed in to cute shoes too small for your feet. I know everyone likes to say how cute your shoes are, and they are cute...just not on your feet. Sorry, have a nice day.


Monday, August 30, 2010

A humping we will go

Okay, I have a problem and don't know what to do about it. Kona has now been with us for a month and he is very calm. Side note: I don't want to push my luck but he seems to have caught on with the whole potty training thing. One can only hope. He still eats like a fat man at a buffet. Does he think he will never get another meal? Is is because he was a shelter dog and never got enough food? We have at least six bags of treats at home and we spoil them like they are royalty so I just don't get it. The treats have cause him to gain weight so we will have to start walking him. He is just like his mama.

Anyway, this past week Max has been humping Kona non-stop. I mean doggy porn all the time. Poor Kona eventually just lays down and sleeps or pretends to sleep. Kona tries to pee and here comes Max going to town on him. I have never really seen this kind of behavior from Max before but it is getting on my last nerve. It's like a window show in Amsterdam. So Max has an appointment this Thursday to trim the berries off the tree. The vet has been telling us for years to do it but we have put it off for as long as we can. I don't know why, it makes me feel bad to mess with his whole manhood vibe.

It was another awesome weekend and I'm quite sure another one is right around the corner since it is a long weekend and I am taking some time off. The contractors finished our fence and backyard lanai and will be starting on our fireplace and guest bathroom. How relaxing can it be when contractors will be stomping in and out and pounding on things? I just want to get it all over with and have my home back again.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Meet my friend, Karma. She wants to play.

Like most people, I can tell you more negative things about myself then positive. However, one positive thing about me is that I am a loyal friend. I am true not just to myself but to my friends, this is why I value honesty. So when someone hurts my friends, it hurts me. Some people are so selfish and clueless.

I really just have one thing to say to the spiteful drama queen that needs attention.

Karma is a bitch.


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Random picture of the day

I love this picture of my brother and I with my dad. It is like we were standing still in a fast moving world. My handsome in his uniform, no wonder my mom fell for him. Anyway...

I noticed yesterday that even though I see the same scenery every day, some days it's really ugly. Driving home yesterday I saw all the green trees but my view of these trees was tainted by the heat. Normally in the spring, I love those green trees. I smile when I see them and think to myself how pretty they all are. Yesterday it hit 100 degrees and that heat made me think this same view was now the ugliest thing I have ever seen. Heat and humidity are hideous and so is everything that it touches. Remind me again, why I live in Texas? Gaah.

Our finance assistant posted something negative about our boss on Facebook yesterday and even though I am not her friend, someone told me about it. She is studying human resources in college, you would think she would know better then to post status updates about her job on a social networking site. You hear stories about people getting fired for stuff like this. Having to talk to her about it was not pleasant but it needed to be done. Do people not realize that everything on Facebook is there for everyone to see? It is attached to your name and everything about you is out for the world to see. I was disappointed in her and even though she sent me an e-mail to apologize, I still feel a little let down. Is that normal? I really want her to gain as much knowledge as she can while she is here and to have a positive learning experience. Is that asking for too much? Probably.


Monday, August 9, 2010

Kona makes himself right at home

Kona is a champion sleeper, can you tell?

I am a fun sucker. I just realized it as I was listening to the radio. All it takes is one little thing to set me off and I'm done, I'm out. Saturday I kept having problems with my computer and then I moved to my laptop and could not get on our home network. That was it, I'm spouted off a few choice words declaring that I was done! I'm never going on Facebook again! So I didn't, I have stayed away from the computer until now. I left my phone right next to my computer and didn't check that either all weekend. It was actually quite liberating and I may have to do it again.

Technology isn't always better. I did have a wonderful weekend anyway. Dinner with good friends Friday night and we close on our refinance Friday. We have already started all the home improvements but we have another contractor coming out for an estimate on all the little things we need changed. School starts next week so it will be a busy summer. Our new little boy Kona is adjusting to life as an indoor dog. He was able to wait until we got home from work to go outside to do his business so he is learning fast. Unfortunately, he has also learned to get his fat little butt up on the bed at night. Do you have any idea how hard it is to have two dogs and a husband in bed with you, even on a king size bed! I was used to Max but with Kona too, it is difficult to sleep comfortably. Last night we started teaching them the off command because we needed our beauty sleep! Still tired. Hope you have a fabulous week!


Saturday, July 31, 2010

Welcome Home Kona

Went to the Pet Expo today and came home with a little something besides treats. Animal Care Services was there and who couldn't resist getting a baby brother for Max? We have been looking for weeks and pound puppies fates are never good, we just had to bring him home. Now we have two furry little boys, Max and Kona.


Friday, July 30, 2010

No clever title here.

My husband is awesome, he really is. He is funny, sweet, handsome and so smart. I fully realize all the good things about him and that is why it is with some difficulty that I point out this one pet peeve I have with him. Let me preface this with my hubby does laundry, vacuums, cooks and a lot of things most men don't do around the house. The one thing he doesn't do is dishes. I know this about him and most of the time I am actually okay with it, he cooks fabulous meals so the least I can do is the dishes. However, when he comes home from work he rinses his Tupperware and leaves it in the sink. Okay...the dishwasher is right next to the sink. Please see exhibit A below.

Exhibit A: Dishwasher to the left, sink to the right. How convenient!

It wouldn't take much more effort to rinse the dish and put it in the dishwasher, no? I do it. I fully realize this sounds like I am nitpicking and who am I kidding, I am. It just bugs me and I have a right to vent, right? Okay, I'm done with it, I'll get over it now. Or will I?


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wait a second...just how long have I had this shirt?!

As I was browsing through pictures here at work, to my horror, this is what I discovered. The shirt I am wearing in my blog picture has been around the block a few times. Are you picking up what I'm putting down? The shirt is a slut. It is now tainted and must be destroyed. You would think I have no other clothes in my closet! No wonder people think I don't age, I'm always wearing the same thing so there is never any comparison!!!
This is the shirt that just won't die.

2010 Current Facebook profile picture...same blue shirt.
2009 United Way Event...same blue shirt.

2007 United Way Event...same blue shirt.

2006 on vacation in Hawaii...same blue shirt.

2005 Luncheon...same shirt but in pink.

Humiliated but okay with it.


Welcome to my twisted mind

Just some things off the top of my head:

  • Why do homeless people talk to themselves and what do they say?
  • Overheard at Central Market when two girls were looking for something to eat: (Said in your best valley girl accent) Girl 1: Do they still have fries here? Girl 2: Hell yeah! This is still America!
  • My husband won't let me get one of those margarita machines for home use because according to him "I'll come home every day and you'll be drunk...wait, maybe I should get you one, but no, you'll become an alcoholic".
  • My burning desire to move back to Seattle is stronger than ever. We just refinanced our current home so it wouldn't make any sense to move now but that doesn't take away the longing.
  • That new song by Sugarland "Stuck like glue" is stuck like glue in my head and I can't stop singing it. Don't you love/hate that?
  • I bought my husband a new road bike with a refund check instead of buying myself an Ipad. Is that stupidity or love? (repeat mantra: It is better to give then receive)
  • I found out a secret about a friend and it has changed the way I view this friend. I can't help it, it bothers me. Not judging, just changing my perspective on this friendship.
  • Was so engrossed in those twilight books that I am glad I'm done reading them. They took up all my free time!
  • I laughed so much yesterday at work that I'm actually glad I came back...because I didn't want to.


Saturday, July 24, 2010

I like suspending belief for a while

Maybe I'm just not smart enough but I am just going to say it. I didn't really like the movie Inception. It was a lot to take in and I lost interest by the end of the movie. I actually started looking up the ending of the movie on my phone because after two hours, I wanted it to be over. I walked out of there with a headache and nothing to show for it.

Now Salt, I loved. It was easy to follow and action packed. I could get behind some ass kicking chick. Two movies in two days, a very successful weekend. Oh yeah, I also squeezed a nap in today after shopping and a delicious lunch at a new place in town. It just doesn't get any better than that. I take my blessings where I can get them, don't judge.


Saturday, July 17, 2010

I've known for a week and I haven't told anyone except my husband. There are some things I'm not ready to share with the outside world. Sometimes there are just no words. I go back and forth between sadness and hope but I'm never quite okay with either one of those things. Comfortably numb would be acceptable, maybe even prudent.

For the most part I just feel blue and helpless. I don't like wallowing in it but every time I feel happy it seeps back in to remind me, like a stain I can't get rid of. I wish we could all start over again but life isn't a dress rehearsal. There is always a silver lining...just not sure what that is yet. Thinking it is time for me to go tuck myself into my husbands arms again, life always feels better in those strong arms.


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

You know what sucks?

Never having time to blog. Bites.

Not that anything earth shattering has happened but still. I like to blog.

Have I mentioned I'm terribly busy? You know, end of the fiscal year and all. I know how you all are accountants and totally understand exactly what I am saying and can commiserate. No?

I will find something to write about, soon. Hey I'm going to a party Saturday a bowling alley. :-/ Hmmm...that doesn't sound at all like me, I don't even bowl. What the? They have beer though, so.

Go about your day, nothing to see here. Seriously.


Monday, May 24, 2010

Serious quality time with the parental units...

I haven't posted because my parents are in town and we are very busy doing stuff like this. This is very important quality time and I have enjoyed every minute of it. Wish the visit could have been longer.

I love my new haircut or Sebastian is just a genius. Either way, he is worth every penny I spend on him. Okay, enough about me, off to make dinner for my mom and dad! Hope you have a wonderful week.


Monday, May 17, 2010

Returning to the roost

My parents are flying in today and I can't wait to see them. They are coming to visit their one and only daughter...oh yeah, and her husband. It's only been 8 months since they moved away but I'm still excited to see them. I get them for a whole week! I think I may be equally excited about being off of work all that time too. Unfortunately, I also start two new classes today but I will find a way to work around all this and still have a good time. (so she says)

Then H and I are off next Thursday for Sex and the City 2! We took a half day last year to see the movie and had a blast so we are doing it again! Can't wait. I have so much to do today before I leave, since I will be out all week and here I am blogging. Who has their priorities all jacked up? I think it is fairly obvious, so here I go to clean off my desk.


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

May is the busiest month of the year

May is a busy month, have I said that before? I have my final paper for marketing due tomorrow and I wrote it last night in two hours. That just doesn't sound right. I feel like it was too fast and easy so, therefore, I am doomed.

A couple of weekends ago we had our annual Walk for Autism and I never wrote about it because...busy. We had fun and it was all for a good cause, these are the times I love working here because we make a difference in our community. Saturday we had Jon's Run (another good cause that I love about working here) and Big Red did awesome, he came in third in his age division so enjoy the video of my man getting his medal.Turn down your speakers, I have a ridiculously loud voice when I'm cheering people on. I love how you can see H and Monkey's Boy's feet just bobbing around in the video, they look like two little boys just hanging on a wall.

We had fun that night at la tuna, beer and laughter was just what I needed. We were celebrating Little Gay R's birthday by drinking copious amounts of beer and hanging out under a tree. I heart Orange Cup frozen yogurt. Tell me this doesn't look delicious, especially after the Captain Crunch and Fruity Pebbles! This is the perfect treat on a hot day. Here is the food from Kona Grill, still mad they didn't have frozen margaritas on Cinco De Mayo, but the food is pretty damn good. There was more on the plate but it ended up in our bellies before I remembered to take the picture. My parents are flying in next week and I am so excited to spend some time with them but I'm crazy busy at work because I have so much to do before I leave. Big Red aka Christopher, is leaving for Florida next weekend because his oldest is graduating from high school! What the hell...they were 4 and 5 when I first met them and time has just flown by. I know this is a completely random and scattered post but...busy.

Friday, May 7, 2010

What do you mean you don't have frozen margarita's?

So we're at Kona Grill on Wednesday night for dinner. The waiter comes over to get our drink order and I ask for my usual, a frozen margarita. He explains that:

Their margarita machine is broken...

They don't have a blender...

It's Cinco De Mayo.

What the hell? No frozen margaritas on Cinco De Mayo? Hell has frozen over and I might as well go now because I bet they have frozen margaritas there. Kona Grill is no longer my favorite place to eat. It doesn't take much to make it on to my shit list.


Friday, April 30, 2010

No one is happier than me that it is Friday.

I am over my mood from yesterday and I decided the best thing I can for myself is let it go. Sometimes is best just not to care about someone or something, so that is where I am at today. It may change but for today, no drama. Moving on...we have decided to jump in to our home makeover starting today. Our house really needs painting! We have picked the colors and instead of hiring someone else to do it, we are going to do it. I know, comedy right? We have decided to start small with the shutters, and trim and move on to the big stuff after all that. We are going to buy our paint and "try out" the colors, hope this works.

In good news, my parents are coming to visit! I have really missed them and they have decided to come see us in May. Not only do I need some time away from work, but I'm excited about spending time with them. May is a busy month, my in-laws are coming for a weekend, my parents are coming, Big Red is going to Florida and my two new classes are starting. TGIF - Here is to ending this week on a high note!


Thursday, April 29, 2010

You know what I rather be doing than be here at work?

Sitting at home singing at the top of my lungs to "One More Bell to Answer" the Glee version, while I smoke my fake cigarette and drink my water martini, and plan my early retirement. Is that too much to ask for? Shit.


No, I want to waste more time doing things that aren't my job, please.

You ever have a craptastic day due to someone else? I have very little patience today for an endless series of mistakes that makes my job harder. I'm now in a mood and it's probably not the best time to post either, huh? Yeah.


Monday, April 26, 2010

I like meat and that is not a metaphor

Sometimes when I try a new restaurant I like to tell you about it that way if it is good, you can go check it out. Sometimes, it's not so good and I tell you so you can go judge for yourself. Well one of our favorite places to go is a good steak house. If you have steak in the name of your restaurant than you better deliver. Last Friday we closed our office at noon because Fiesta was in full swing and a huge parade was starting right down the street. I figure my hubby and I can go try this new place, Longhorn Steakhouse. It's brand new and it was our first visit, so we head out on a Friday thinking no lines, fast service. Right. We get there and it's a 20 minute wait unless we want to eat in the bar, no problem, I'm thirsty and starving so show me the way. We order our drinks and an appetizer - The Tonion - deep friend onion petals. She brings our appetizer and still no drinks...15 minutes later, still no drinks, another 15 minutes later, still no drinks. What the hell? How am I supposed to eat a salty appetizer without a drink, not to mention eating bread with nothing to wash it down with. The manager comes out and tells us the bartender is very busy and he will make the drinks himself while he apologizes for the wait. We have not seen the bartender make one drink the entire time we are sitting there and 15 minutes later, you got it, still no drink.

He finally brings our drinks and says the appetizers and drinks are on the house, well I should think so. He takes our order and promises our steak will be done fast and right. What do you think happened? No fast and no right, my husband had to switch with me 'cause it was still mooing. This is the most bland plate you have ever seen...fries and a steak people, that's it. $15 for a ribeye and not even a garnishment, not exactly impressive on presentation. I can say the steak was pretty juicy and tasty and the fries were...fries. While our waitress was very young, cute and sweet she never offered us more bread or asked us if we wanted another drink. The manager finally came back and asked me how everything was so I had to be honest with him. Not his finest moment and I probably would not come back. I told him it didn't start off too well and how do you make a mistake on medium well vs. medium, you're a steak house?? He was apologetic and comped us the entire meal. He gave us his card and asked us to please come back and ask for him and he would show how good they really are. Oh Aramis, you were a very kind manager but first impressions are everything and since this is Texas I really expected a better showing for steaks. I can go to Outback or Texas Land and Cattle and my all time favorite, Saltgrass (where they never get it wrong and they at least bring you water while you are waiting).

They seriously need better steak knives because even though the steak was tender, it was hard to cut with those kiddie knives by Mattel. So a $50 free meal was good, but the disappointment lingers. Oh yeah, too salty margaritas, my pucker lasted a while. Aramis may be a good manager but not so good as a bartender. A for effort, dude. The appetizer was tasty and the atmosphere is very hunting lodge so it fits. All in all, not sure we would give it another try but we may...if the other steak houses are closed.


The post that almost was

Okay, I had the busiest weekend and want to tell you all about getting out early on Friday for Battle of Flowers. Fiesta was in full swing this weekend and this town virtually shuts everything except the party down. We also got a free steak lunch, worked at an autism walk, went shopping and had a dance lesson. I can't remember the last time I slept so soundly after all this. So much to tell you but busy, busy, busy so I will write something tomorrow. Happy Monday!


Monday, April 19, 2010

Remember that time I turned in to an old southern lady?

Well I do declare, I am getting the vapors. I'm all in a dither with this soggy weather, my goodness. What else do old southern women say? I am trying to channel Steel Magnolia's but nothing is coming to me but "my two colors are blush and bashful". I saw this headband and knew I had to try it on for shits and giggles and I almost bought it. Just to make H laugh I was going to buy him a matching one so we could take another picture for our blog header. This is the most asanine thing I have ever seen, but it would be hilarious to walk around with it on. This store is awesome if you have an outfit and are looking to get matching accessories. They have everything grouped together by color, even shoes. Who does that? Charming Charlies, that's who. Hope you had a great weekend!


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Because my husband loves me this is what he gave me last night

Sugar free vanilla ice cream drizzled with sugar free chocolate syrup and topped with pecans. All is right in the world.


Friday, April 16, 2010

Meteor Madness: Space fireball lights up night sky in Wisconsin

Aliens people, I knew it all along. I posted something about what to do in case of an alien invasion almost a year ago. Don't say I didn't warn you! Alien invasion directions right here. I hate being right, but it was nice knowing you. ;-P


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Why I lost my appetite today

If your toes look like squished baby carrots when you wear high heeled sandals and they are sticking out at all these odd angles, maybe your shoes are too tight? Just a thought, do with it what you will.


Monday, April 12, 2010

Proof that my dependence on technology grows

It's a Monday morning and I have forgotten my phone at home...again. I feel naked and totally unprepared for the day. How is it that a phone can make you feel this way? Why can't they make an application that helps me remember my phone? Damn you, Apple. You ruined my life!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

My happy place

Ever since I can remember I have always had a happy place. A place I mentally go to when I am stressed, anxiety ridden, scared, worried or just plain can't fall asleep. I don't go very often but when I do, I don't mind sharing with my hubby. I take him with me when he can't sleep either. It relaxes me to visual this place and how safe and secure I feel in it. I tried to describe it and words just don't do it justice so I searched for pictures that sort of capture it. I actually have two happy places and they vary depending on the situation.
The first place involves rolling green hills and a green valley. The open space and sunshine makes me feel very open and free. I love blue skies and fluffy white clouds.
There is always a clear stream with trees right next to me because the running water makes me forget my problems. I think the water may represent the cleansing of all negative thoughts and it's quite soothing.

My other happy place is a beach with palm trees, maybe because it reminds me of home and that makes me feel safe.
The sound of the waves rolling up on the shore and the wind rustling through the palm trees relaxes me instantly. It just takes my mind away for a little while.

There is always a bed in each of my happy places and its always a big canopy bed with lots of pillows. Funny enough, my bed at home is the first place I head when I am feeling out of sorts. Bed always feels like such a welcoming place to me.

I don't even like canopy beds that much but in my happy place it sort of forms a protective covering for us. I say us, because I am never alone in my happy place, Big Red and Max are always with me. We are all snuggled up with pillows all around us and don't have a care in the world and we sleep the sleep of angels. Maybe this is why we sleep with one of those nature noise radios in our bedroom. It is usually waves or rain, both of those sounds help me to sleep better.

I haven't had to visit my happy places lately but it's always reassuring to know that it is there whenever I need it. Imagination is a wonderful thing. Hope you have beautiful happy places too.


Saturday, April 10, 2010

The adventures of runner girl and safari lady

Today was a good day. Saturday's usually are though. We drove up to Austin to see our niece do her very first marathon, who would have thought a 3 year old could run 26 miles?! I kid, it was only half a mile and it was fun to watch. My brother in law ran with her and she had so much fun, when it was over she wanted to keep on they did. I totally love how the sticker on her back says "run like a girl". The junior marathon was at a park right next to Lady Bird Lake and the rowers from UT were already out doing their laps. I bet this is really good exercise.

After it was over we decided to drive through the Wildlife Safari Park because I love me some smelly animals that like to be fed by hand out my car window. There were deer, ostriches, buffalo, zebras, goats and other fascinating creatures that walked right up to our car. I'm not very fond of the ostrich because they can be quite aggressive and stick their head right in your car window so I kept my window up when they were around.

Hello baby goat, would you like to come home with me?

This guy made a real ass of himself. Get it...ass? Never mind.

The zebras were so beautiful but this one kept stalking me. See evidence below.

He kept following the truck and waiting for more food, it felt like a scene out of The Godfather. I thought his whole family was going to rush our truck. We ended the day by taking pictures of all the bluebonnets growing on the side of the road. They were everywhere, it was like a sea of blue wherever you looked. Don't you just love spring?

Did you know bluebonnets are the Texas state flower? Now you do, you're welcome.

It was the kind of day that just makes you smile. Note to Big Red, to quote one of our favorite movies, "If I forget to tell you later...I had a good time." Hope you had a great weekend too!


Friday, April 9, 2010

When I saw our blog picture, it occurred to me that I still have the shirt in the picture. In fact, I just wore it yesterday. Is it bad that I have clothes from 5 years ago? I just cleaned out my closet and got rid of two bags of clothes but there are some things I just can't throw away, no matter how long it has been since I have worn it. It may be because I have memories of good times in a certain outfit or just because something was just so expensive I can't bear to get rid of it.

These are things I pondered on this week at work:

  • Why are Stella's pants so short? They only come down right above her ankles so are they too short for pants or too long for capri's? Strange.

  • Why do all the haole women in this office say "Do what?" when they don't hear what you said? I usually say 'what' or 'excuse me' or 'sorry?' But 'do what' is just weird, what does it mean?

  • Why do so many people here think it's okay to complain about something so insignificant and expect other people to do something about it? This is a workplace not your home, someone else is in control...just go with the flow, this is why you get paid to be here.

  • Next month I make 10 years at my job and this officially makes this the longest employment at one place I have ever had. My vacation also goes up to 4 weeks, yay!

This has been a long but good week since our finance assistant is back at work. It feels like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders and that's a good thing. Since it's Friday, this makes the week even better. Happy Friday!


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A girl can only tolerate so much...

Many moons ago I had this boyfriend, let's call him Miles. He was pretty funny, drove a big ass truck and had these beautiful pits bulls that adored me (the love was returned). Any guy who loved dogs was high on my radar. We dated for probably longer than we should have but he was an auto mechanic and do you know how helpful that is? He laughed at all my fathers jokes so my parents liked him well enough. He had his issues, one big one. One morning about 2 a.m. my baby brother called me to tell me his car had been towed and he was stranded in Waikiki (over an hour away). Of course Miles and I got up and drove to Waikiki to go get him and his car, only to discover when we got there that it would cost around $600 cash to get my brothers car out of jail. Who the hell has $600 cash at 2 a.m.?

Miles walks up to the window and takes this wad of cash out of his pocket and peels off $600 to get my brothers car out. WTF? My brother is thinking Miles is awesome and has all this money to blow and how cool is all that. While I was thankful, I wasn't really happy about the whole situation. You know who has a wad of cash in their pocket all the time? DRUG DEALERS! Yep, Miles was selling pot. I knew his beeper went off at all hours, all the time (I told you this was MANY moons ago) but drugs? Okay, I still didn't really have issues with the whole pot thing because I grew up in Hawaii...marijuana nirvana, but selling?! I really started caring when my brother started looking up to Miles, not cool. That was pretty much the end of the pot selling mechanic, but not before I had him change my brakes. I may have been slow to catch on, but I wasn't stupid. ;-)

The funny thing is I can't even remember Miles last name. Is that odd when you look back on your life and you can't remember the last name of some of your relationships? I mean, I was 30 and am now in my 40's so should I really be forgetting this stuff already? It's not even that I want to remember him but the fact that I no longer have a great memory annoys me. Is memory the first thing to go? Trust me, there are some relationship that aren't worth remembering, this was probably one of them. Maybe this is why we keep journals, we know we will forget stuff that isn't worth remembering anyway.