Friday, June 27, 2008

Change of address

It's funny how the smallest, most unimportant thing can totally make my day.

Since last August, when I started my new Admin job, I have hated my desk. My workspace was cramped, and I was located next to VP who I don't work with, and who had a lot of visitors. Needless to say, I had absolutely no privacy, and I got tired of having no choice but to listen to people's conversations while they waited to go into the VP's office for a meeting, or for a post-meeting chat on their way out of his office. They would lean on my cubicle wall, which would make my desk shake. If I wasn't at my desk, they would steal my pens and post-it pads. The most annoying thing was that people assumed I was his assistant because my little cube was right next to his office. So I constantly had to deal with people being annoyed with me because they couldn't understand why no, I don't know his schedule, I can't make you an appointment with him, I don't know what time his conference call is, I don't know which meeting he is in, and I don't know what time he's coming to work today, if at all.

I was very happy when I learned about a week ago that this VP had hired an assistant, and that he wanted her to sit where I was sitting for obvious reasons. Let's just say that I was more than a little happy to oblige.

This morning I moved .

And it has totally made my day.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Happy Birthday

Dad mentioned a while back that he'd like some new pictures of all of his grandkids together. And he's not a fan of posed studio portraits. So I had the privilege of photographing my darling neices and nephews a few nights ago at the park. It was quite impossible, as you can probably imagine, to get 6 kids to all look at me at the same time and smile...after a while I gave up and tried to capture their personalities, and get some shots of them at play. We had fun. At least I did.
Happy Birthday, Dad!

This one least they're all facing in the same direction!
Sweet Pea, Mimi, Mini Me, TayRay, Squirt, Nater Tot

Mimi, Sweet Pea, and Mini Me(yup, she takes after her Aunt Weez!)

My Sweet Pea

Mini Me and Squirt

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

I am original...

For lack of inspiration, I am stealing this from Jodi.
Here's some stuff for me for now.

Emotion: Anxious

Book(s): "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," Jonathan Safran Foer; "The Lord of the Rings," J. R. R. Tolkein; "To Kill a Mockingbird," Harper Lee.

Album(s): I can't stop listening to "Absolution" Muse, "Black Holes and Revelations"Muse, and "Party Doll and Other Favorites" Mary Chapin Carpenter.

Songs: "Super Massive Black Hole" Muse, "Time is Running Out" Muse, "I am a Town" Mary Chapin Carpenter, "Phantom Limb" The Shins, "Satellite" Collective Soul, "Mercy" Duffy.

Fear: losing my dad, going back to school (it's weird, but yes, I am afraid)

Frustration: work, bills, debt, cars, job security.

Happy: Cam, friends, family, watermelon (which I am eating right now)

Wish: affordable gasoline, excess of time and energy with which to exercise my life away

Resolution: eat better, exercise more. This seems to come up a lot.

Phases: Weinhard's root beer, documentaries

Food: watermelon, asparagus, kettle corn, zoom, Osaka for lunch at least once a week...

Desire: hubby graduating, finishing my degree, full time housewife...then having babies.

Bad Habits: procrastination, staying up too late, purPOSEly emPHASizing the wrong syllABles in's funny. And I don't give a hoot about what you think.

Websites: blogs,,,

Drink: bottled root beer ( of the Henry Weinhard variety, preferably)

Changes: going back to school

TV Show: LOST, The Office, NBA