Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Never Say Goodbye.......

I think that's a Bon Jovi song......yup, from 'Slippery When Wet'
"Never say goodbye, never say goodbye
You and me and my old friends
Hoping it would never end
Never say goodbye, never say goodbye
Holdin' on--we got to try
Holdin' on to never say goodbye"

Oh the memories of 'Slippery When Wet'. Livin' on a prayer is one of my favorite songs--ever. I have very fond memories of being in Harry's and someone plays it on the juke box and the WHOLE bar would sing. Fabulous....

Anyway, goodbyes. My good friend from work (you know, the one I'm in love with) put in his 2 week notice today. He is moving back to Indiana. I totally get why he's doing it, it's really good for him and his family. Sucks for me! Who am I going to flirt with now? Who am I going to vent to when work sucks? Who am I going to have afternoon chair talks with? Who's going to know just by looking at me that I don't feel good. Beyond the whole attraction thing....he's my friend! I'm going to miss my friend!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

IT'S NOT OVER--just on delay

I know I haven't posted in a while. I just haven't really had anything to say. Or I've had things to say but just didn't feel like writing it down. Or I've really wanted to post but it's been the way wrong time....

So....here's an update on my life at the moment:
1. school: I'm taking 2 classes right now. The Monday night Statistics class (over the last week of April). I just finished my second test and things are going well. The second class started last Saturday. It's 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (with an hour lunch break). It's a killer. I was so drained after the class last week that I just came home and laid on the couch. I have 3 more of these to go. It sucks, but at least it's only 4 classes and I just have to drive to Oak Brook.

2. work: Fine. My work load has slowed or more correct is that I'm so on top of things that I have a list of things I'm waiting for other people to do so I can do more work. So, I've had a lot of down time. This I've used to my advantage. I've been working on my Statistics class at work during my down time. I don't have real "down time" because I'm always working on at least 5 other things at the same time. However, while samples are concentrating or being analyzied on the GC-MS I have 20 minutes here, 30 minutes there where I have waiting time. So, I've been using that to my advantage. Other than that they took away our summer hours. YOu know where I got to take every other Friday off in a 12 week period. This wasn't free, we had to work an extra hour every day to get the time off. They said that since our OI numbers were down we needed to FOCUS on getting them up. So, taking away a nice perk (that we didn't get for free) because they're mean. Good thing my next week of vacation kicked in (I get 3 weeks now that I hit my 5 yrs).

3. Love Life: NOTHING. I just don't know what to do. Do I join a new "website"? Do I start going to happy hour at the local bar? Do I go to church more often? Do I just start walking up to guys and say, "hi my name is ___, would you go out with me?" I'm OK being single, really, it's just there are times that it really sucks. There are so many things that I want to do and see and it's so hard to do that by yourself.

4. Books: I've been reading a lot (in between homework). In the past month I've finished "The Last Days of Dogtown" by Anita Diamant----LOVED IT. It was soo great. It made me laugh and cry and feel. It's just Fabulous. I also finished "Change me into Zeus's Daugher: a Memoir" by Barbara Robinette Moss. I got this book for by birthday. It's different that things I've read before in that it's based on someones actual life. It was hard to read because it was depressing and sad and hard to understand how someone can stay in the particular situation described. I'm greatful that I didn't grow up in the situation like in the book, but it doesn't make me less sad that someone else had to.
Currently I'm reading "Love Medicine" by Louise Erdrich and "The Pact: a love story" by Jodi Picoult. Louise Erdrich is one of my favorite authors and reading this book helps me understand some of the characters that are in her other books. Maybe I should have read this one first. So far it's great. "The Pact" is different. It's a murder/sucide/family/friend entanglement story. I got this one as a present. I don't usually pick books like this, however it's good to be exposed to new genres (spelling).

5. Vacation: I now have 3 weeks. Although I using a week in May. I'll just be in IN, but it's for my sisters who are both graduating. I also joined this vacation program tonight. Hopefully I don't regret it tomorrow. But I don't think I will. I can't wait to figure it all out so that I can explain it all.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Flirting is Mandatory

Tonight I went to a wine tasting hosted the apartment complex where I live. It was lots of fun and I won a raffle prize. Which was really exciting since I never win anything. I also ended up buying 4 bottles of wine. The group that does private "in home" tasting. Kinda like Mary Kay, but wine. Which might be fun for a party/bridal shower kind of thing.

Anyway, as I was tasting one of the red wines I was eating a piece of Dove Chocolate. The ones with the messages inside the foil wrapper. The wrapper said that "Flirting is Mandatory." I thought this was a fabulous message. Something I don't do enough of or really get the chance to do a lot or better said take the chance to do. But the possiblity is out there....everytime I walk into a store, walk out my door....the possiblity is there.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

blah blah blah blah

I'm feeling blah. I can't figure out my stats homework. I'm bloated and have major cramps.

On the bright side, tomorrow is Friday, Andrea's coming to visit, and some friends are taking me out to a fabulous dinner for my birthday on Sunday.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Excuse me, how much?

I've been needing to get my hair cut and my highlights fixed for about a month now. The girl I have been going to always did a good job and all, but I was tired of driving there and it wasn't very convienent. So, I decided to treat myself and make an appointment at the local Mario Trocci's. I went online and had them give me the first available apt for a color and cut. Now, I've never been to this particular establishement and I don't know if i'll go back. All was fine, and I was treated nice. I was comfortable and I didn't feel weird. So, not thinking about making a random anyone apt, I think I got put with the most senior/most expensive colorest and stylest there. Anyway, I decided to go a little darker with my color. I was hoping to do something a little more suttle that way when it grew out it wouldn't be so noticible. As I talked to the color girl I said I wanted my natural color with red highlights. It turned out really good...a little more red than i was expecting. The guy that cut my hair, and this is the first time I've ever had a guy cut my hair, was very nice and he did a great job. So, I'm all done and head to check out. They then tell me my total. I almost passed out. I have never spent that much on myself for something such as my hair. As I was driving home I was kicking myself for being so selfish and vain. Even though I think I really like it. What the hell was I thinking? Is hair worth that much? Am I? I don't know that I could do it again....at least the next time I'd be prepaired and I wouldn't have to get both done at the same time.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

My boring life

So, I had my first stat class last night. Video conference. Interesting. Plus the prof is NEVER going to let us out early. He is going to go the whole 3 1/2 hrs plus some. The first class we had to remind him class was over. On my way home I called my sister to say hey. She asked me what was happening. I said nothing...my life is boring. She got mad at me. She said that I was putting myself down and that I shouldn't talk like that. How is saying that life is boring "putting myself down?" Really, my life is not exciting. Which in all actuality is fine. I'm pretty content with myself and life at the moment. Which is pretty good, I think. I'm almost done with Grad School. My job is actually pretty good and I feel appreciated. I like where I live. I feel safe and secure. I say my life is boring because I don't do to many exciting things...I don't have the time or money really. What's wrong with boring?

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Year End Review

The Thursday before Christmas I had my year end review. I was braced to go in and yet again explain to them that I am under paid and they better do something to fix it. As it turns out I didn't have to. I got a 10% raise. Can you believe it? That's unheard of. I'm still not exactly where I'm supposed to be, however I am much closer. Also, for all my hard work for the year I got a year-end bonus! This I was not expecting at all because I got one last year. And this years was better than the one I got last year. I was so shocked that I almost fell out of my chair.

So, right now I'm debating about whether or not I should be practical and pay down my credit card from my car, or just go shopping and treat myself to some things that I've been wanting for a long time now. I'm leaning toward treating myself. I'm always practical.