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Passing the last few minutes before 5:00!!

Argh! I hate to leave for the weekend when I am not at a good stopping poing. The data I received from the shorebase today isn't correct. I did everything I could with it, but it wasn't right...so I sent it back to them to make corrections. That was like half and hour ago! Where are you guys!?!? I wanted to at least get this step corrected BEFORE leaving today!

Oh well...

My parents had a wreck earlier today...they are fine, don't worry! The Excursion might be totalled, which I guess would be better than having it in the shop for weeks to come back and have issues for the rest of the time they own the vehicle. Some guy just ran a red light...and he must have been going very fast b/c he was in a little truck, like and S10 or Ranger or something and he hit my parents in the side, spun them around once or twice, pushed them across onto the divider, and put them up on one side before they bounced back down. Mother swears that she is fine. It hit on her side. In the rear door, th…

Friday Five

1. Are you going to school this year? Nope!

2. If yes, where are you going (high school, college, etc.)? If no, when did you graduate? Hs - 1995; College - 1999

3. What are/were your favorite school subjects? Accounting and Business Ethics - and ALL of my art classes!

4. What are/were your least favorite school subjects? I hated History. It was the only bad grade I got in school!

5. Have you ever had a favorite teacher? Why was he/she a favorite? Dr. Johnson was awesome! I only had her for a couple of classes, but she was the Chair of the Business Department and was just an amazing lady!

WooHoo!!!

$ Yay! Raises! $
The big wigs came through and gave us our raises before going into the long weekend!! That was mighty nice of them!! Thanks!

I am also happy to report that I had a great dinner last night with Elaine and then we did a quick sweep through Target since it was about to close! I found a cute purse, but since closing time was drawing near I think I might need to make another trip through during lunch today to get a better look at some of the cute new things they have in stock for the new season.

Yeah, the seasons are about to change. I can't believe that summer is already over - though to walk outside here in Houston, you wouldn't really know it! My b'day is in September and as a kid I can remember never getting to have a swimming party b/c it was too cold. By the time my b'day rolled around (the 13th) we already had our pool covered. Now, I think we could be swimming through Halloween! It's been cloudy here and very, very sticky out!

Irritations be gone!!!

Ugh, okay blogchalking and my little sapphire angel are no more! Half the time they weren't showing up and my page took forever to load. I don't know that they were the cause of that, but the simple fact that I saw little broken images more often than my angel and blogchalking icon was irritation enough to be rid of them! And it has taken less time to load each time since!

Weather; Headaches; Pho

The interstate is split...one side is bright and sunny and the other side is dark and it is thundering and lightening!!!! Weather is so cool! The only time I really don't like the rain, though, is when I have to drive in it. I have had a couple of bad experiences driving in really bad rain storms. I'll still venture out if I have to, but I try to avoid it when I can!



I decided a couple of days ago to update my 100 Things, but after I got to about number 79 today, I started to ask why I felt I needed to update it. My current one isn't quite a year old. I created it on 10/23/02. Maybe I should let that be my goal then. To have it finished and published by its one year anniversary. Or maybe I should just forget it and use my current one!!!

My head is starting to throb - can you tell from the random rambling!?!? I had another sick migraine yesterday. Amazingly, though, it didn't last all night. I was laying down by 8:00 after running around with it hurting and as long as I …

Abigail is on her way...

Well, Miss Abigail is on her way. My niece is in labor at this moment...they think she is going to have the baby around noon today. I think I am going to leave the office around 2:30 or so and pick up Michael and we are going to drive down there to see her. We were going to wait until Saturday, but when I got the call this morning I knew I couldn't wait to see them!! I'll update when the baby is actually born with all the details!

To Cut or Not to Cut!

I have long, naturally curly hair. Very curly and most of the time that's how I wear it - curly. But every once in a while (like today) I use a flat iron and straighten it...well, recently when I straighten it I have begun to notice how bad my split ends are. Uck!!! I think I am going to have to cave and cut a good chunk of it off - at leat four inches or so. I am a chicken, though, so I keep putting it off. Right now it's about four inches from my waist. And I like it long I just can't stand the ends. I found a new stylist that I really like, so I guess I'll have to call sometime and make an appointment...before my b'day! I don't want icky ends on my b'day!

Does anyone know anything about candling...where the twist the hair and singe the stragglies!!! I have heard of it, but I have never seen it done!

Update...

I have the sweetest boyfriend (which I am sure I have mentioned)! Yesterday I got home around 5:40 or so and was tired so I just chilled on the couch for a while. I figured Michael would be there any minute and then I would have to get up and start cooking dinner (the food we bought was all at his house so I was waiting on him to bring it). My minute, though, turned into an hour. Before I knew it the clock read 6:45 and I was starting to wonder where he was. He didn't have to stop for anything - we had gone grocery shopping on Sunday. So I decided to give him and call and see where he was, but I got his voice mail. At first I was a little worried, but then decided that he must be driving up and that's why he didn't answer...so I walked out into the garage to get the garden hose to water my plants and sure enough there he was parking his car!! He got out of the car and I saw a bouquet of flowers in his hand. He said, "What are you doing out here, you spoiled the surpri…

Unconscious Mutterings

I will have to give a weekend update later...so in the meantime:

Bay:: Area
Boarding school:: Uniforms
Riddle:: Joke
Hunger:: Strike
Allergy:: Sinus
Sponsored:: Money
Spin:: Turn
Interest:: Peak
Scrabble:: Words
Mold:: Fuzz


Okay..first I haven't seen Mars yet! Has anyone seen it!?!?!

Second - I AM OFF TOMORROW!!!!

Yep, taking the day off!! We're going out of town tomorrow afternoon and were just going to take a half day, but decided to take the whole day and have a date night tonight!!! I think we're going to have a nice dinner out and catch a movie! So, I have short-timer's disease, in that I am ready to get out of the office and start my long weekend. Oh, I just realized, that means that I get two long weekends in a row b/c next weekend is also a three day weekend for Labor Day! Woohoo! We'll be gone that weekend, too...or rather part of that weekend.

We were pretty busy the first part of the day, before lunch...and I did go out for lunch today. But this afternoon things are slowing down a bit. I did a lot this morning b/c I wanted to make sure that I didn't leave anything hanging for me to do on Monday...and I have been working with a team on a project this is going to the test phase today, so all my part had to be complete before I left toda…

Maya Angelou

A friend of mine sent me a forward today at work...I keep the good ones and that is what I consider this one. I have always liked Maya Angelou and had the opportunity to see her give a talk once (b'day present from my friend) and thoroughly enjoyed it! I hope you like the following:

In April, Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday.
Maya really is a marvel who has led quite an interesting and exciting life.
Oprah asked her what she thought of growing older. And, there ontelevision, she said it was "exciting." Regarding body changes, she said there were many, occurring everyday...like her breasts. They seem to be in a race to see which will reach her waist, first. The audience laughed so hard they cried. She is such a simple and honest woman, with so much wisdom in her words. Because of that, I share this....

byMaya Angelou
When I was in my younger days,
I weighed a few pounds less,
I needn't hold my tummy in towear a belted dress.
But now that I am …

Do you have plans for lunch?

I have finished book five and now I don't know how to spend my lunch breaks anymore! I have only been getting to read during lunch lately...that's why it took me so long to finish. And then, I only got to read about thirty minutes b/c half the time was spent getting something to eat and usually having someone come in my office during lunch! When you see me with my head down over a book that means, "Please come talk to me!!" - no I am not being nasty. I enjoy conversating with co-workers, but when I am reading I don't like to be disturbed.

So, now I am at a loss!!! Does this mean that I have to start going out at lunch again??? What to do, What to do!?!? Not only that, but now I have to wait until 2005 to read book six, according to rumors anyway. The first four books came out much faster than that, but I guess that's how she got us hooked!! I know those of you who don't read Harry Potter don't get it, but I really enjoy these books. In the meantime, t…

Grey skies...

It's cloudy outside my window today. We're going to see the Astros play tonight and I was hoping for good weather so that they would open the roof at Minute Maid. Oh well, if they leave it closed it will just be cooler!!

Michael and I had a great dinner with Elaine last night at Cafe Red Onion - one of Michael's new favorites now!! He hadn't ventured out much when it came to foods...don't get me wrong. He isn't a picky eater - when it comes to American food, but I like all kinds of foods (japanese being my favorite - sushi) and I have got him to try a few new things...and so far he has loved everything he has tried. I pointed this out to him last night when we left the restaurant! So now he has no excuse not to accompany me to the sushi bar!!!! It might become his favorite too...(doubtful, but you never know)!!

It's Monday...

WooHoo, we're going to see Pat Green at the Pavillion in September for the KILT Fall Fandango! An added bonus is that a friend from HS (we didn't go to the same HS, but met while we were in HS) and I have got in touch with one another recently.

We met about my 10th grade year and were friends, but didn't see one another often. The she went to College Station while I went to Waco for college - we saw each other very little during college, too...then she moved to Houston about the same time as me...but we still only saw one another about twice while she lived here. Now she is in Austin and is as big a Texas Country fan as we are...so she is getting tickets for her and her boyfriend and they are going to come in for the weekend and go with us!!! I can't wait to see her. I think it has been over three years since I saw her. It was while I was at my old job, which I left September of 2000!!! So, I'm going to get to see Pat Green and an old friend at the same time!!! I …

Unconscious Mutterings

Only you:: Song
33:: Bird
Foundation:: Organization
Accidents:: Pain
Hometown:: Broaddus
Natural:: Blonde
Bombastic:: Mr. Bombastic
Bachelor:: Party
Far away::Far and Away
Tony::Awards


It's Friday!!

I got a job and I got sh*t to do!! (via Smokey in Friday)

Thank goodness I have a job. Things have been so crazy around here and now I think we're for sale...sounds weird to think of a huge company like this being for sale. It's not like being listed on har.com or something. Anyway...my resume is updated just in case! Keep your fingers crossed for us!!

Well, being Friday and being five o'clock I think it is time for me to get out of here!!!

So have a great weekend!!!!

Friday Five

1. How much time do you spend online each day? Well, I am in front of a computer everyday at work and get on the web for personal stuff several times during the day

2. What is your browser homepage set to? At work out company intranet, at home to my webpage

3. Do you use any instant messaging programs? If so, which one(s)? Yahoo Messenger (rarely, though) and MSN

4. Where was your first webpage located? Blogspot - it's still there, but it redirects you. Actually, I think I have a couple pictures on geocities, but I don't know where they are anymore!

5. How long have you had your current website? I started this one in November 2001.

100 Things

Oh...I changed the template from my 100 Things page (and my AboutMe page) (and my Buttons page) (and my FaePeople page). This is a great template that I wouldn't mind using for my main blog page, but I really like all the faery pages/themes and don't want to lose that!!!! So, I might just use it for other pages now b/c it is a really nice template!!!

What do you think!?!?!

Ugh...

I'm here, but not really. I didn't get in until after nine this morning. I have a bad sick headache, that I thought was getting better...turns out no. It is getting worse. I swiped a pillow from a co-worker and slept through lunch, but all that did was put sleep lines on my face. I poured myself a big cup of coffee. Maybe that will help some...I don't have my medicine with me. I just got a new box sent to me from my uncle - it's a migraine medicine from Egypt - and I haven't brought any of it to the office. Yeah, yeah, I know...this'll teach me! I called in this morning to say that I was going to be late - I should have said I would see them tomorrow and just stayed in bed this morning!!!

Quiz time...

"You must remember this, a kiss is still a
kiss". Your romance is Casablanca. A
classic story of love in trying times, chock
full of both cynicism and hope. You obviously
believe in true love, but you're also
constantly aware of practicality and societal
expectations. That's not always fun, but at
least it's realistic. Try not to let the Nazis
get you down too much.


What Romance Movie Best Represents Your Love Life?
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found this one at Dierdre's

Oh...don't move that way...

I am so sore this morning. Last night we played softball...okay, I haven't swung a bat since about the fourth grade. I didn't do too badly, though, but today my back is letting me know how long it had been!!! I hit about 80%, which I thought was impressive! We didn't really play a game. We had about nine people just hitting around and then hung out after it got too dark to play.

Oh, I am loving this cool weather we are having!!! As Texans, anything below 90 is considered cool and cause for celebration!! Last night I was actually very cold after we quit playing - it was wonderful! I hope it hangs on for a little while. I am not ready for the boiling temperatures to come back. It is a bit overcast today, though.

Okay...I am going to finish Harry Potter THIS WEEK!!! I haven't been able to read much, but I am getting into the really good stuff, so today that is how I plan to spend my lunch break!!!

Later...

Ah Texas...

Where we break out the sweaters if the temperature drops below 80!!! No, I didn't wear one, but only b/c my co-workers would have given me a hard time!! The rain we saw yesterday dramatically brought the temperature down. This morning I put on a pair of shorts and a sleeveless shirt to walk my dog before getting dressed to work...I was cold! It was so great, b/c the temperature has been soaring well above one hundred degrees, with a heat index above that even! I am in short sleeves and capris today...though I always have my cardigan at my desk b/c I am constantly freezing up here!

I am sleepy today. It was pretty hard to get up and get moving...so much in fact I was running a few minutes behind this morning, but I can blame part of that on ironing, too! I got my pants out of the dryer and flattened them out real well (thought I could get away with not ironing them - no chance) and set up the iron. I promise I ironed my pants (w/ starch) three times this morning and now you can'…

Weekend Update

The weekend was good! Nothing too dramatic or too boring...just right! I kept my friends little boy overnight on Friday. It turned out to be great...though I was afraid he was going to cry for his mother the whole time...he didn't cry at all!!! We had a great time! Michael grilled for us and his two brothers came over and the youngest brought his girlfriend! Then Saturday we headed out to Michael's parents house and we all went together to the Waller County Sportman's Extravaganza...they had raffles, live auctions, a fish fry, silent auctions, and vendors of all kinds out there. It was a lot of fun and I got to meet some of Michael's co-workers, too!! After it was over and we headed back to Houston we decided to go see American Wedding, which, surprisingly, turned out to be the best one yet!!! We really liked it!!! Sunday was spent at my parents' - we went over for lunch and hung out with the family until around 6 before heading back home for dinner and to watch Ol…

Unconscious Mutterings

Miss America:: Crown
Cherubs:: Roses
Shark Week:: Jaws
Sunflowers:: Toni
Sorority:: Sisters
Grilled chicken: Breast
100:: and 1
Tickle monster:: Fingers
Veronica:: Betty
Slurpee::Straw



Friday Five

1. What's the last place you traveled to, outside your own home state/country? State - Louisiana; Country - Egypt

2. What's the most bizarre/unusual thing that's ever happened to you while traveling? I would have to say being CJ's wife for about five minutes while he declined the offer of a pretty prostitute in Spain!!!!

3. If you could take off to anywhere, money and time being no object, where would you go? Spain - that was my favorite trip; but I would like to see Russia, too.

4. Do you prefer traveling by plane, train or car? Plane, although if trains are a possibility I think that would be nice. I rode a train in Switzerland and it was awesome. I hate traveling long distance by car...I fall asleep!

5. What's the next place on your list to visit? Probably somewhere inside the US...don't know where!!!


Why is it so hard...

to drink a full eight glasses of water a day. If you work an eight hour day that is just one glass every hour - and typically when we pour ourselves a glass of anything it's a lot more than 8 ounces! Eight ounces is a children's cup. So, my plan was to drink one eight ounce glass of water every hour - on the hour! I have an eight glass water dispenser in my office so that I would know how much I had left to drink throughout the day. It couldn't be any easier than that, right!?!?! So, why do I find that it takes me two and sometimes three days to finish the dispenser in my office. I usually have water with dinner, so I know I'm getting a little more, but I cannot drink the eight glasses in one day!!!!

So, that is about as deep as my thoughts have been today!! Can you tell it's time to go home!?!?

A bit o' randomness...

I don't like to drink coffee out of Styrofoam cups...or anything else to be honest!!! I remember when I was little and we would go somewhere that offered coffee in a styrofoam cup my mother would decline b/c she didn't like it. I never really understood b/c my mother was a big coffee drinker, as I have become. Now that I can appreciate (and need) coffee more, I realize why she would just rather not drink it than to drink it out of styrofoam. I can manage a coke out of it, but that's about it!!!! And they were useful when we were counting the numbers of glasses of water we were drinking in a day b/c we marked the outside of our cups with a sharpie every time we filled them up, but that is about the extent of their usefulness!!! (Randomness brought on b/c I filled a styrofoam cup with coffee, but couldn't drink it...so I poured it into my cup once I returned to my office!!!)

On another note, we were going to grill last night, but at the last minute decided to go out to ea…

Quiz time...

You are Peace.

You are at peace with your self and the world
around you. You have balance in your life and
exude tranquility from every pore of your body.
People are constantly asking you "what is
your secret?"


What Emotion Are You?
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Weekend Update

We had a really good weekend!! Our plans changed around a bit, but it all worked out well. Michael and his brother left for Schulenburg early on Friday and after work I went to play pool. I hadn't been out to do this in a long time...so it was fun to see everyone and catch up! I played for about an hour, but left after that b/c I had invited people back to the apartment and wanted to let Chinook out and make sure things were straight!! Kenny and Elaine, Mandy, John, and Christine came over and we ordered pizza and had drinks and watched a movie. This was inspired b/c Mandy and I are big Sex in the City fans and she told me that Carrie was getting a new beau!! Which led to other discussion about Mikhail Baryshnikov, which eventually brought us round to the renting this movie!!! It was pretty good, too. I enjoyed it!!! (And btw, he looks pretty good in his PR shots for SITC!!!)

Everyone left relatively early and I crashed!! I think I was asleep before they made it out of the gates!!!…

Unconscious Mutterings

Hook:: Peter Pan
Greg:: Case
Sixty:: Five
Breakfast:: Club
Dollar:: Bill
Unpredictable: Wild
O:: My
Bathing suit:: Wet
Inconsiderate:: Selfish
Marx::Brothers