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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

...but that man was vile

People piss me off! I freecycled my ab lounger and gazelle (didn’t take long for both to be claimed). I have been getting a lot of emails enquiring about them and one asked if the ab lounger works. Uh, yeah it works, jesus I wouldn’t offer something that is a piece of shit and should just be junked! Also, there is a lady on the list who is looking for a car…a FREE car! Is it just me or is that really ballsy to ask people to just give you an fing car?!? So she emails me and wants the ab lounger. I almost asked her how she planned on getting it home…but I didn’t. I just told her it was gone. I tell you, Batman, people are just wackadoodledoos.

We had our Administrative Professional’s Day lunch today. It was nice…it was Mexican…it made me gain 8 pounds I am sure. Couldn’t have been the m&ms or the pizza for dinner…nope I blame it on my bosses. We also got $50 gift certificates to an upperscale restaurant. Very nice. We usually get one to a steak house, but this is a place I go frequently, so it will be nice.

I am on the downward side of the second sock. I did the heel and gusset last night…32 rounds plus decreasing and grafting and that baby is d-o-n-e.

I also have an idea for some Christmas gifty things…I will do a trial run and see how easy/how much I like it and then decide.

So my brand spanking new fancy pants office at the brand spanking new fancy pants building came with a price…hard manual labor. We spent yesterday clearing out all the leftover shit! I spent the day in the basement going through old binders/boxes/file cabinets and then lugging shit up the stairs until the men arrived. We loaded a big ass truck…one and a half times. Holy beaded shirt batman, that was a lot of crap. The shredder man came today and filled his truck. We got rid of 25 year old paper! It was insanity at its finest.

I have to report to hell tomorrow morning. It is my mandatory last day of the month field trip. Can’t freaking wait!

I had my monthly massage today. I was just about asleep when it was all said and done. I started falling asleep when she started on my feet. If my boob wasn’t so uncomfortably wedged underneath me, I would have been asleep earlier. The problem with having big boobies, they go where they want to…since they are all natural!

Well…I should think about bathing and get to knitting. I don’t know what is on later, but I want to read some more tonight. I didn’t read as much as I wanted to last night. I can’t even remember what I was watching. I know it wasn’t CSI Miami because the suspected bad guy was too gross to look at. Sorry if he is a relative or your lover, but that man was vile! Ick!

So the mystery of where my usb cord to my camera is solved. It’s in Washington. How could I have left that there, when I don’t even remember taking it out of my bag??? Strangest damn thing. Of course, I don’t need it to download pictures, I do believe I have a media port in my computer, but…it is just easier to use the usb. We will see how the weekend goes…maybe I will still take pictures and download/upload them.

So I am off to watch my beloved Penguins play the Rangers. Any idea why Jagr is being an asshole tonight??? Don’t get me wrong, I still love the man. You can love someone who is being an asshole at times. I love Elliott and he is an asshole almost every day to Cooper…and I usually tell him to stop being an asshole. Okie dokie kidlets…goodbye.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

KWIM? WTF?

There was a time when I could spend hours in an office supply store. Don’t get me wrong, I still can, but office supplies, forms I would never even use, hell half of them I didn’t even know what they were for, fascinated me. I could spend hundreds of dollars…make that thousands, I have already spent hundreds on office supplies. I have a pen box for Scotty’s sake (I don’t know anyone named Scotty…but I digress) filled with pens. I go through it twice a year and test them out, throw some out, add some more. I generally never use these pens and pencils, I just like to have them in the box. So where is this leading you ask??? My office supply fetish has now been overrun by my yarn/knitting fetish.

I could spend hours and hours and hours looking and touching and even smelling yarn. It is sick. Since I lack a good Local Yarn Store (LYS), I look online. I could spend hundreds of dollars, well I have spent hundreds of dollars on notions/accessories. I love them! I have to force myself to close the window and not search the history to find the site again.

I did find some yarn at the LYS, as sad as it is, for my swap, a wool/silk blend (very little silk). That was great. I have to pick up a few more items and I can get it sent off soon.

I took back the Red XL twisty turny ab workout thing. Yeah, I didn’t use it. So I got my money back…or rather a gift card that holds my money hostage. I used a good portion of it on more stash storage. I had a six shelf bookcase with canvas drawers that was containing my stash, but then something happened and I pretty much purchased every ball/skein of yarn I touched…and so my stash runneth over. I bought another six shelf bookcase and canvas drawers and hooked it all up. I even have room to grow! Sweet. I am a little stuck on how to organize it. Should I do it by color or by yarn type? Some of my yarn doesn’t even have labels anymore, but I know 88% of what I have is acrylic. I also have an abundance of novelty yarn. Good grief, what am I going to do with that??? The homespun, I am either going to make scarves or start working on a quick garter stitch blanket. I have some green and purple that I want to make a baby blanket out of. That’s what I got it for, back when I was looming…I don’t loom anymore. I may have to pick up the little one to make a turtle…but other than that…I don’t loom.

I need to get my computer looked at. I sent an email off to the shop we have…hopefully they are still open. I have not heard back. I made it clear that I do not want to send their children to college. I just need to know if they can fix it and how much it will cost. I don’t think it is anything too big. The thing is just kind of bogged down and running a little slow and freezing up at different times.

I am realizing that regular season shows just returned and soon it will be time for season finales. I am almost not sorry for the finales to begin. I got used to watching the stories and I kind of miss it. Playoff hockey will be coming to a close in a little over a month. Go Pens! And so far, TBS is not showing any Braves games. To which I must ask, WTF?

I had to look up an acronym tonight. KWIM. At first I thought someone misspelled swim, but it did not fit. So I googled it. KWIM=Know What I Mean. My god I am so old! I don’t do the text thing, I rarely im. And I tend to spell everything out. Except for WTF, because it seems so much cleaner that way.

Speaking of clean. My language has greatly improved. I don’t say the f word very much anymore. I mean I drop a bomb here and there, but I don’t say it in regular conversation. I think part of it was some form of peer pressure. Somewhere in my messed up mind (I fought the urge to use the Fer there), I thought that I wouldn’t fit in with the two girls unless I used it. At least that is what I am telling myself.

I finished a sock last night. Yes, I do realize that I am all over the place tonight with my thoughts. Part of it might be because my bra is driving me crazy and I have to pee. And yes, I do realize that it is well past bra wearing time for me. It should have been off two hours ago…except that I wasn’t home then. Anyways, I finished my first sock. Now, I have to suck it up, pull up the granny panties and make the other one. They really are a pretty quick knit. DPNs are not as scary as I thought they were. Oh yeah, and I didn’t flat knit any of it to start with, like my so called instructor wanted me to. After I make about another fifty acrylic worsted weight pairs, I may attempt to use the nice sock yarn I bought.

Okay, well I am going to go shower and proactivate my face. Then I am going to read and before I go to sleep, I am going to look at a magazine. That is my new routine, I read, see the special of the day, check the news, crawl in bed and look at magazine. I think I might make my bed tomorrow. In foresight, I probably won’t, but right now I would like to.

My weekend is half over. How sad is that???

Thursday, April 24, 2008

...a hermit...

Tomorrow is Friday! I am due in Hell at about 7:00 am. Perfect way to end a shitty week.

I just ordered my sister’s birthday present. I will get my oldest nephew’s present this weekend and get the money sent to my sister for the little guy’s present…figures the one thing I can’t get here. Ugh!

I finally picked up the needles tonight. I worked on my needle cozy and well I worked on the socks…barely, I don’t think two rounds really counts as working on them. I have been spending a lot of time on the internet looking at patterns. Last night, I organized some bookmarks and read.

I am getting ready to go read for a while before I go to bed. Once in bed, I read a magazine and then go to sleep. I haven’t even gotten through last week’s books and tomorrow I will get this week’s. Craziness. Where is all my time going???

We developed…or I should say I developed…a chore chart. I am going to try to pitch in a little more. It will be good for me.

I am going to join the Y. I found some water aerobics classes that I can go to before work and on Tuesday and Thursday, I can go to a water walking class after work. It will be great! I might have to skip Thursday morning wa though to go to my meeting. Then there are the early mornings…but those are few and becoming far between at the moment. The hope is to kind of phase them out. Well maybe not completely. I don’t mind the occasional early morning early release scenario.

I need to start cooking more. I will try to plan out a menu tomorrow night for next week. If we have a plan, it works a lot better. The last three nights, we have eaten out! That is terrible!

Yes, so as I said this has been a shitty week. I am stressed about little things right now. I have to change a few ways I do things. I need to get more organized. That is my goal for May, to be more organized and not rush through things. That will make the changes a little less stressful. Make sure I have all my t’s dotted and i’s crossed. Plus, there is a new Keanu! Good god, I truly believe that men are not meant to do certain jobs. Of course, I also believe that there are certain jobs women are not mean to do too. Don’t lecture me. I grew up with the “you can be anything you want to be.” Thankfully I did not want to be a porta potty mover. I just hope this new guy can handle the job. I don’t need another C.J.! I wonder what happened to the lady that was there for one day.

There have been a lot of sirens tonight. I don’t know what is going on. When I got home from work there were fire truck sirens, about eight minutes ago there were ambulance sirens and just now, police sirens. No, I can’t really tell the difference, they just go flying down the main drive by my house. Not that the news would tell us anything if it were major. The news kind of sucks around here. Doesn’t stop me from tuning in every night at 10:00. The routine is first three minutes of the news, then check QVC for the Today’s Special Value. Then it is off to bed. I turn into a pumpkin sometime between 10 and 11. Been that way for a long time. I don’t expect it to change anytime soon.

I am a special bird. Let me tell you. I listen to the way coworkers talk about going out and drinking and going to this fundraiser and that fundraiser and I think, how lovely it is to just sit at home and away from crowds. I am a hermit…to an extent. It’s not that I don’t like events, it is that I don’t know enough people to go to an event with. I am a loner. I have two friends and they are both related to me. I have coworkers who I am friendly with, but no friends. I am totally serious. Not one friend. I have acquaintances, but not one friend. I don’t have that go to person. That one person who is there no matter what. I have tried to be that person for different people, but they only wanted it when it was convenient for them or when they needed me because nobody else was around. Thanks, but I don’t need that.

This went from being about my shitty week, to my happiness that I found something for my sister, to being depressing. I think I will go ready my super awesome book now.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Cancelled?

I am home! Somewhere around 16 ½ hours late! But I am home.

My trip was awesome! I visited, played, shopped, knitted, played, shopped…the usual. My nephews are the cutest things. Even when they whine and cry and attack me with puppets, they are adorable. And my sister is super crafty. She made me a super cool project bag and accessory bag!

I finished a project! Granted it is only a dishcloth, but it is finished. Maybe if I can get my ass off the couch tomorrow I will take a picture of it before I wash it up. I am more than half way through my first sock. I finally have something on dpns! And better yet??? It is not so scary! I also have a needle case because the first thing my sister said to me the first night I was there was, “You’re not knitting.” So, she pulled out a pair of needles (because I had a total moment of retardedness and didn’t think) and a pattern and I started a needle case. I am a slow knitter. That is all there is to it…I am slow. I am a slow, thrower.

Hit a coupe of yarn stores and got some yarn for two projects. Picked up a truckload…well close, of cotton and joined a dishcloth group.

I bought some clothing, not a lot by any means, but some and some new unders. I didn’t really need unders but I got them any way. I got some new bras, after I was fitted in the middle of the freaking store! Hello? Who measures a girl for a bra in the middle of the store? Want to know who? The manager at Lane Bryant, Bellingham, that’s who! I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t believe I went up a cup size either. I thought my bras were big before, now my nephews could fit their heads in my cups! Good grief!

So yesterday I get all my crap packed up…it was a tight tight fit and took a lot of maneuvering, but I did it. Got to the airport, too early so we went to Barnes and Noble, where I dropped about $45 dollars…eh. Then back to the airport, where the aircraft was late. So wait, wait…wait a minute…the aircraft is having mechanical difficulty. Our new departure time is 7:00? Really? Okay…make the call that I am going to sit and knit. Then nothing. No new information, no anything. Me and three other people just waiting. Except that two of those people work for the airline and are flying standby and are now at the computer reticketing themselves on a later flight. Then they leave. So then I go out of the secured area and to the ticket counter where I find out the flight is cancelled! Cancelled? Wait a minute, I am supposed to get home at midnight! My plain leaves Seattle at 8:00. I can’t take the late flight. So then I am a mess. I am crying and just not happy. I am tired and stressed. Good news, I get to take Monday off and I got a raise. So then I am scheduled on a 9:00 am Sunday flight, leave Seattle at 11:00 get home at 1:30. Super. I go back to my sister’s house, have some food, watch some hockey, finish my dishcloth and get an okay sleep. (I slept great until 2:40 am and then I woke up every hour because I was a afraid, at least I think, that I wouldn’t wake up.) So I get up, get to the airport, get on the plane, get to Seattle, ride 3 different trains to get to the gate, grab some magazines, a snack, a coke and go pee. Then I stand around for nearly an hour, because me are assholes and won’t move their shit so a hobbling fat girl can sit down. Dickheads.

Then it is time to board. The plane is full! Ugh! So I get on and there is a lady trying to stuff a bag the size of Rhode Island into the overhead. It’s not going to fit. It should have been put on the ala cart. Anywho, she is right where I needed to be and I was in no mood to deal with crap. So I say, “That’s where I need to be.” She moves, I get situated, she stuffs her oversized bag under the seat, where my shit needed to be (by this time, I had my backpack, which fit nicely in the overhead, my purse, which was stuffed to the brim, a newspaper bag, a bag of magazines). I had no place to put my feet. Then to make it worse, someone behind me shoved their shit so far into the under seat storage that it was practically in my lap and their knees were almost inside my body through my ass! I wanted to put the arm rest down and the lady didn’t want that, and I basically told her I didn’t care, and put it down. Remember, I am already 11 hours late in getting home. I was dying of heat sitting on that plane. Then we hear that we are waiting because the weather in Butte is not landing weather. So we wait.

Finally the doors close and we hear that we are heading out and if we can’t land we are going to Kalispell. Now, I don’t want to be stuck in Seattle, but I don’t want to be in Kalispell either. Sure it’s in Montana, but not where I want to be. Hell, I have never even been there. So we go and go and I think that we are never going to get our snack. How come on the way to Seattle, they started at the front, where I wasn’t and on the way from Seattle, they start at the back, where I wasn’t? Then we start to descend…I think. I was tired and cranky and uncomfortable. Apparently we circled, I don’t really know when that is happening, but whatever. The asshole flying the plane (yes I know it is not his fault, but at this point, it is) says that we are not landing in Butte, we are going to Bozeman. Then every asshole on the plane whoo hoo and clap and are happy. Me? I start to cry. While it isn’t Kalispell, it isn’t home. I am now 14 hours late in getting home. We land, nothing is said to the poor tired stressed crying people that are now nearly 100 miles from home. Nothing! No, “poor you, you’re fucked.” Nothing. So I get my bags at the bag cart and head off to find a rental. I am going home damnit! I sidle up to the Hertz counter and the guy says, “Do you need something?” Yes asswipe, I need a freaking car to get me home because the asshole airline isn’t getting me home. So I get me a brand new Ford Explorer and head out. The roads don’t really turn to shit until you hit one of the biggest mother of a hill in the entire state. Perfect. Anyways, as you can tell I make it okay. $115 for an hour’s use of a vehicle is ridiculous, especially when I had to sink $18 to fill the son of a bitch up with gas! Christ I am in the wrong business.

When I look back on it…my trip was perfect still. Even with the trip home being a total nightmare, it doesn’t take away from the fun I had.

Okay, I am going to check a couple more things and then get ready to go to sleep. My nephews have been in bed for an hour and fifteen minutes, that’s if they went to bed on time. They are so sweet. I miss my sister so much already. Okay…have to go…have to pray for Dallas to win this game.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

rogue elephants,

Yes, I am still alive! I just haven’t been posting. Which in itself is strange because I have been on the internet. But as I have told you before I used to update most often at work and since the move, I have more to do so I don’t post. And then when I get home, I am tired and look at my faves, ravelry, espn, email, msn, tmz, and od. Then I settle in to watch my soaps.

So what is happening? Well not much. I leave in two, that’s 2 days! I need to start packing tonight so I am not doing it all tomorrow night. Get ready sis, I’m bringing two, yes that’s 2 bags…checked and my new snazzy backpack. I never ever pack light. I like to be prepared.

I have not decided what to take for pajamas. I am sure that my family does not want to see my usual thrown together mismatched makey-doo pajamas! I will have to come up with something.

What else? I love, love, LOVE my office. Even though all the furniture is not in it yet, it is spectacular. I have a life form other than myself in it…yes I have a plant…more specifically a money tree. How appropriate is a money tree for an accounts payable tech? Very I think! I even have my cheesy pop music on my computer. I am loaded with NKOTB, NSync, Britney, Jersey Boys, Michael Jackson’s Thriller, Rick Springfield, Saturday Night Fever, Grease, Grease 2, and some newer singles.

My phone rings…a lot! I don’t know that I like that too much. Ugh, you win some, you lose some. I came in early today (7:00am) because I need to go to the bank to get some spending money. And I was up early anyway. I had a weigh in this morning. I am down 2.2 pounds. Yeah, I’m not too impressed either. I will have to be stricter with myself I guess. But, the first week I didn’t even really count anything, so…and I had some pretty heavy meals being that I was all alone!

I turned 32! I’m not sure that exclamation point (!) was really needed…or expected. I don’t know how I feel about getting older. I gladly welcomed my 30th birthday. But now, I don’t know that I am so into it. I never really had a plan or goals for where I would be when I was x number of years old, but now I am starting to realize that windows are slowly closing. I don’t see a marriage in the future for me. I may just be single my entire life. I think that bothers me, but I am not sure. I mean, I am never alone. I have family and I will always have a dog or two, maybe three. No, three might be too many. I have so much love to go around, but more than two and someone is going to feel like a third wheel and that is not right.

Speaking of animals. I had one fucked up dream last night/this morning. I was out in the safari (I get that from watching GH last night), but then there were rogue elephants chasing people around and I might have been with a co-worker. I also had a work dream that I am not to thrilled about. I want my dreams to be good, maybe even a little f’d, re: rogue elephants, but not about work! Especially not like last night’s, where I am trying to get my work done and am relying on someone else. Yes, that is a current situation at work, but I only worry about it at work, not when I am home, and sure as hell not when I am sleeping.

I should be working right now, but that would require some motivation and I don’t have that yet. I am having a rare cup of coffee hoping that it contains more than peppermint mocha sweetener. I would have had a pepsi, apparently nobody here is a coke fan like I am, but some tool left an empty box in the refrigerator. Someone also left a dollar. I am sure it is one of the trainees who doesn’t realize that caffeine is provided by the company. We are special here at corporate.

Checking one of my trusted sites, weather.com, it is supposed to be fairly decent temperatures when I am gone. I just don’t know what to take for a jacket. Considering it snowed here last night and I only wore a sweater today, I am thinking that I am not going to take the jacket I had planned on. I think it will be too much. It’s too big, but then so am I.

Okay, well I can’t go on vacation if I don’t get my work done, well not really, but I am not going to leave it for someone else to deal with so I bid you farewell and I wouldn’t expect an update for a while.