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Monday, January 30, 2006

I've got nothin'

I have nothing of interest or value to talk about, but I have the NEED to post something. So I will bore you all with a diet update. Wedensday will be my one month dietversery.

I cheated once. We went to the White House and they give you a choice of sides, fries or pasta salad. I don't really enjoy either but when the fries came I couldn't resist and had about 5. But 5 fries is the only fast food/junk food I've had in almost a month. I never realized how much junk I ate until now.

So I think I'm losing some weight. My weight still flucuates everyday but I must say I have not gone over a certain amount in about 2 weeks so I must have lost something I'm guessing between 3-6 pounds. And I have been measuring the fattest part of my stomach with a belt because I can't find my measuring tape and it looks like I'm about 1/2 inch smaller than when I started. Yipee!

I am already bored with my gazelle (exercise equipment.) I've found a way to get my heart rate up and start sweating (this particular equipment is very easy to just casually stroll along on and not get a really good workout) but I'm bored. I thought if I had a TV in front of me I wouldn't get as bored, like I do at the gym. But I'm still bored. I'll have to save up the really good shows that keep me completly entertained that way I won't get so distracted.

The hubby is losing weight as well, those darn guys lose weight faster and he's lost about 18 lbs. I'd be in heaven to lose 18lbs, I might even be done with the dang diet at 18lbs. Oh wait that's right, it's not a diet, it's a "lifestyle change."

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

How NOT to get a job

A man walks in and asks to speak to the manager

Me: Can I get your name sir?

Man: Mr. So and So

Me: Will he know who you are?

Man: No but his assistant will.

Me: Well that's who I have to talk to so that'll work. (big smile)

Manager is gone and assistant is getting ready to head into a meeting.

Me: I'm sorry the manager is out, would you like to leave a message.

Man: Well then let me speak to the assistant.

Me: I'm sorry sir, she's on a phone call.

Man:(not believing me about the phone call) Well let me speak to the other manager.

Me: I'm sorry, he's out of the office as well, can I take a message?

Man: Geez does anybody in this office work? I'm just going to wait here for the assistant to get off the phone then.

I run back to the assistants office and let her know he's going to wait, she gets mad says "fine then let him wait, I'll be in a meeting."

Finally the guy leaves after getting huffy that she wasn't going to come talk to him. I report back to the assistant what he said and she informs me he wants a job here. She then called him and informed him not to hold his breath on ever hearing from us again. (He denied saying the remark about anybody working around here.)

UPDATE: The man came back to the office to apologize to each of us that he offended, the assistant is reconsidering giving him a second chance.

UPDATE 2: The man came back again today, bringing flowers and candy for the ladies that he offended. Maybe I need to change the title of my post "How to successfully piss off some ladies and how to make up for it."

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Your Perfect Major

You scored as Art. You should be an Art major! How bohemian!

Art

83%

Sociology

83%

Dance

75%

Journalism

67%

Theater

58%

Mathematics

42%

Anthropology

42%

Psychology

33%

English

33%

Philosophy

17%

Biology

17%

Linguistics

17%

Engineering

8%

Chemistry

0%

What is your Perfect Major? (PLEASE RATE ME!!<3)
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Well I was an art minor. So pretty good. I just can't believe math made it so high up there, even above english!

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Fair Trial?

Overheard at work today

Lady 1: (While reading the paper) "Boo Hoo, they are saying Joseph Duncan's not going to get a fair trial here."

Lady 2: (Snottily responding) "Well he won't!"

Lady 1: "Well....WHO CARES!"

Lady 2: (Snottily responding) " Well if anything ever happens to me, I sure hope YOU'RE not on MY jury."

Lady 1: (As she walks away) "Well then lets just hope you never murder or molest anyone!"

Hmmm I wonder if Lady 2's opinion about Duncan getting a fair trial would change had it been her family brutally murdered and her little neice and nephew molested and abused for weeks.

I'm not saying that the laws shouldn't be upheld and that Duncan shouldn't get a fair trial, but I don't know anyone who truely wants him to get one. I believe that Lady 2 just likes to be right about everything and will argue with people just for the sake of trying to get someones goat. I just can't believe she'd take the side of a scumbag just to try to one up someone else.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Superbowl Party Countdown...20 Days

One day the husband was going through his emails and a friend of ours had sent out a mass email to some of our other friends and the email said something along the lines of "Hey everybody, we're having a superbowl party this year and it's at "the hubby's" house" So hubby came out in the living room and said "Uh, looks like so and so volunteered us to have a superbowl party this year."

I'm anxiously awaiting this superbowl party. Why you ask? (ok so you didn't ask, but I'm going to tell you anyway)
Is it because we have a great tradition of superbowl partys that always prove to be fun and entertaining? Yes, but that's not the best part.
Is it because I love football? Nope, not even close.
Is it because I'm dying with anticipation to see the Seahawks make it to the superbowl? No, but that'd be pretty sweet, I'd actually be excited about a team.
Is it because I can't wait for those wacky commercials? Eh...they've been a little weak in the past couple years.
Is it because I'm excited to see my friends traveling from near and far? Yes, that's a good one too, but not what I'm getting at.
Is it because I'm Betty Homemaker and love to entertain guests? Heck no!

It's the FOOD!!! The hubby and I and our friends we are dieting with have designated the Superbowl as our day to cheat on our diets! Dieting is seriously hard for me, my body seems to just crave sugar and greasy foods, I'm dying for a cheeseburger! I've decided along with all the fatty foods I'm also going to do a veggie tray and fat free dip and some other low cal/low fat foods that way I can stick to eating healthy but I can also eat a cheeseburger and some coleslaw. I'm in love with coleslaw, I used to hate it but one day I was really wanting some, don't know why since I didn't like it, but I ate some anyways and it was soooo good. =)

Anybody else hosting a superbowl party or attending one?

Monday, January 09, 2006

Blowing Glass

On Saturday my mom and I got to go to Erlendson Art Glass and make our own glass ornaments. It was pretty cool and something I've always wanted to do.(a Christmas present from my hubby) I minored in art so throughout school I got to see many different demonstrations of art, including glass blowing, unfortunately it wasn't a class that was offered so I never got to actually participate. When you go into make an ornament you don't actually get to do a whole lot, you do get to do all the blowing, but not a lot of the rest, too much of a liability. I could sit there and watch them do it all day though, and I actually can! They have couches and tables set up to watch the artist at work and you can order food and drinks from the coffee place ( I think I even saw beer in their case) My husband used to work across the street from them and frequented the coffee place. At one time there was even a job opening there and I was ready to work there in a heartbeat, but dang those darn experience requirements, they wanted someone that knew how to make coffee, I don't even drink coffee.

I would definitely work in a cafe type place that was in an art store if it paid enough, who cares if it's not a "professional" job, it would be so much fun, except I'd be drooling all day over the beautiful art that I couldn't afford to buy. I'd actually work in the food industry, art store or not, it just doesn't pay enough. I'm good at food industry jobs, you get to move around and not sit on your butt for 8 hours as it grows larger each day. But if I were to work in the food industry I'd want to be a manager that way if the 16 year olds started getting on my nerves I could tell them what to do and in theory they'd listen to me. The last time I did a stint in the food industry was about 2 years ago, I had a "professional" job, but it was only part time, so I went back to my old stomping grounds for few months to bring in some extra money and I had a kid ask "So what school do you go to?" I had to hold back my laughter as I informed him that I was 23 and a college graduate, then I had to hold back the tears as I realized that I was 23 and a college graduate working in a fast food place and I wasn't even the boss!

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

An Ode to Dieting.

Twas the day after Christmas, and all through the house Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse.
The cookies I'd nibbled, the eggnog I'd taste At the holiday parties had gone to my waist.
When I got on the scales there arose such a number! When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber). I'd remember the marvelous meals I'd prepared; The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared,
The wine and the rum balls, the bread and the cheese And the way I'd never said, "No thank you, please." As I dressed myself in my husband's old shirt And prepared once again to do battle with dirt---
I said to myself, as I only can "You can't spend a winter disguised as a man!" So--away with the last of the sour cream dip, Get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip
Every last bit of food that I like must be banished "Till all the additional ounces have vanished. I won't have a cookie--not even a lick. I'll want only to chew on a long celery stick.
I won't have hot biscuits, or corn bread, or pie, I'll munch on a carrot and quietly cry. I'm hungry, I'm lonesome, and life is a bore--- But isn't that what January is for?
Unable to giggle, no longer a riot. Happy New Year to all and to all a good diet!


Compliments of Dogwalk Musings

Monday, January 02, 2006

Email yourself in the future

I found an interesting article on MSN today here, you can send yourself an email and it will be delivered to you in the future. Kind of like the time capsule concept but with technology. I guess most of the people that have done it have set their email to be sent to them with in three years but some go as far as 20, will I even still have the same email address in 20 years? You can also send it to other people and set it to be delivered at a specific time. Kind of weird. There are also two sites http://www.lastwishes.com and http://mylastemail.com that promise to send out emails to loved ones after you die. That would be so weird and creepy to get an email from a loved one that has died, I guess it could also be comforting to know that your loved one was thinking about you, but still a littl creepy. Plus how do they know when you've died? Big Brother?
If you want to send yourself an email in the future, go here
http://www.futureme.org

How I spent my New Years Eve...

Well I drew the short end of the stick this year and was designated as the designated driver, I don't mind that much though, I'd rather all my friends have a ride then people risk getting behind the wheel because they only had a "few."

So we headed on over to a friends house and had a good time catching up with people we haven't seen in a while and meeting new people. My husband got out a guitar and sang us some songs, please note my husband cannot play a guitar, nor can he sing, but he was making up some pretty funny songs that had us laughing so that made up for his lack of musical talent. My brother and I both wore our "Idaho" sweatshirts and then we were teased saying we'd called each other up ahead of time to coordinate our outfits, it's pretty fun that my brother and I share friends, party's and get togethers are always interesting with one of us usually telling some embarrassing story about the other. Sometimes people don't realize we're brother and sister until we're talking about something family related and I met my husband through my brother so somehow the story of how we met was being told and one guy stopped and said "wait, that's your sister?" I assume he was talking to my brother, but my husband answered and said "She was, but now she's my wife." My poor husband didn't realize what was said as everyone was cracking up laughing at him.

Well on New Years Eve Wal-Mart just happened to be getting a shipment in of the new xbox's and we had a friend who was waiting in line at Wal-Mart for one and although my husband already has one he wanted to buy another one to re-sell it and one of our friends at the party also wanted one for himself. So our poor friend who spent the day at Wal-Mart being the only one in line until about 10pm was calling us to give us updates on how many people were in line. The plan was if more than 8 people got in line we were leaving the party to go get in line, otherwise we were going at 12:01 (the official time you were allowed to buy one) So we got to stay at the party and do the count down, blow our horns and throw confetti then we jumped in the car and I very carefully drove us to Wal-Mart, not only did I have to watch out for drunks (yes we got behind one who was swerving all over the place) but I had to watch out for fireworks zipping across the road right past my car. So me and the drunks entered Wal-Mart and the drunks proceeded to blow their horns and shout out happy new years to everyone we walked by. All who wanted an xbox got one, and just in time, there were only two left when we got there. Then it was back to the party where our poor friend who'd been in line all day finally got to relax and celebrate.

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