Friday, August 31, 2007
I stayed up late (or rather early) to watch her funeral. I remember lying on the floor of my parent’s living room, wrapped up in my quilt watching the funeral processional. It was a bit ironic, because it wasn’t that many years earlier that I was in the same position, in the same room, watching Princess Diana marry Prince Charles. The day of her wedding, I remember thinking this was just like Cinderella.
Since that day 10 years ago, I’ve watched the Royal family a bit more closely. I’ve taken an interest in books, articles, and stories about the Princess. I’ve watched the interviews with her sons, and was fascinated by the movie The Queen. Next week when I’m in London, I’ll be sure to remember Princess Diana one more time.
May she rest in peace.
"You'll be able to tell your grandchildren that you lived through the summer of 2007 and they won't believe you. This summer will go down in the records books as the hottest in Salt Lake City."
You won't find me contesting that! It's hot! And I'm ready for some cooler weather.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
- It's such a waste to pay a premium for dental insurance if I'm not going to go to the dentist. I think I better just man-up (or in my case woman-up) and go get a check up. I sure do hate the dentist.
- My brother is throwing the first pitch out at the Owlz game on Labor Day. He's so excited!
- The price of Excedrin keeps going up. If my headaches don't kill me, the price to take care of them just might.
- I'm reading "All Marketers are Liars." It's interesting, although rather random.
- I don't know what to get my friend for her birthday. Any suggestions?
- I am no longer a hostage to my office. I got my key card and can now leave whenever I want without the fear of being locked out. This also means my boss can ask me to work late or on weekends. The price I have to pay for freedom.
- Lindsay Lohan was spotted at a local grocery store. Why do I have the urge to go to the grocery store now? I don't even like LiLo.
- I think it's fun to find new blogs. However, I tend to get obsessed with the new blog and want to read everything that writer has ever written.
- I am searching for a knee-length khaki skirt. I'm starting to get the feeling that the skirt must be last season because I can't find one anywhere!
- One of the first rules of writing marketing copy is to make your writing "you" centered. This post is really "I" centered.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
1. Rainstroms. Especially when there's a rainbow.
2. My nephews. C & M are my favorite guys in the whole world. And they are always happy to see me.
3. Books with good endings. Obviously I am still very upset over New Moon.
4. Lilies. I love lilies. Actually, I just really like fresh flowers. But I can live without roses. Way too cliche for me.
5. Traveling. I am so stinkin' excited to go to London. 14 more days!
6. The Office. Not my office, but the TV show. I am so in love with Jim!
7. Apple Cherry Crush. I'm so glad I discovered this creation.
8. Beautiful design. Seriously inspires me.
9. Making lists. I like to make lists. Grocery lists, to-do lists, reading lists...I make lists. There's a certain kind of satisfaction that comes from being able to cross items off a list.
10. My flat iron. The curly-haired girl's best friend.
2. People who get in the 10 items or less line when they clearly have more than 10 items.
3. Empty promises. If you promise me you'll do something, send something, or process something, please follow through. It's just not very nice.
4. Guilt trips. Do not guilt me into something. It won't work. In fact, I'll probably just become very annoyed.
5. Sleepless nights. Especially when I'm really tired and I fall asleep on my couch at 8:30. Obviously my body wanted to sleep, so why when I went to bed did my body decide to protest!
6. Abandoned blogs. I'm guilty of this, too. But I love to read my friends' blogs!
7. Not soft tissues. My nose obviously only likes Kleenex with lotion.
8. No key card. I don't have a key card for my office and they've decided to lock the doors now. I feel like a hostage.
9. Books with stupid endings. See previous blog about New Moon.
10. Snoring co-workers. Happens at least 3 times every day.
I promise, I'll follow this negative list up with a more positive one.
Nevertheless, I decided to read New Moon. The book started out slow, but the middle part got kind of interesting. But then I got to the ending. Absolutely the worst ending ever! The book just lost any excitement that had been building up, there was no resolution, and several items that got a lot of time in the middle of the book were left completely wide open. In fact, I almost forgot about Victoria at the end until she was just randomly thrown in to remind the reader she was part of the plot.
Even though I was fairly disappointed in New Moon, I'm still going to read Eclipse. I'm hoping Edward is out of the picture (sorry all you Edward fans) and that Bella finally decides to act her age! It is just completely unbelievable to me that a 17 year old high school girl would have the type of emotions that this girl has. And I was even an emotional 17 year old at one time in my life! I just don't buy it that she is so insanely in love with a vampire. Plus, how could she possibly not be afraid of a vampire. Bella's relationship with Jacob (even though he is a werewolf) is so much more believable. And, I think Bella and Jacob have a real connection.
Here's hoping Eclipse doesn't disappoint.
Maybe I should stick to the classics. I'm never disappointed there.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
This really is my worst nightmare coming to life!*
*In 6-8 months, when I've put wallpaper on my walls, please disregard this post. But rest assured, the above print will never find it's way to anything that I own. If I decide to follow the wallpaper craze, it will be super cute and trendy. After all, the trendier the better because wallpaper will soon be a thing of the past and I will want to paint instead of paper.
Friday, August 17, 2007
I'm looking out my window here at work and there is a Jeep trying to back into a parking space. There's plenty of room and one car on the other side of the space the Jeep is going into. It took this driver 5 times to get into the spot straight. And while attempting said parking job, the driver drove up on the curb (while trying to get straight), was on the parking lot line at least twice (and I mean right on it), and nearly took the door off the other car in the space.
So my question is, why back into the space? I understand that at some point you have to back up, but it just seems easier to go into the parking spot and then back up when it's time to leave. Just doesn't make any sense to me.
Look at the arms on that guy! He was the beer guy at Yankee Stadium and he had the nicest arms I've ever seen in my life. His teeth on the other hand, not so nice.
This is a traffic jam in China Town. There was a police man in the middle trying to direct traffic, but these cars weren't going anywhere. I thought it was the funniest thing I've ever seen!
Angie and Kari laughed at me for taking this picture, but this is underneath the street. The actual street was torn up and these guys were working under the ground. I thought it was so cool! And the white in the picture is the plastic fence around the work area. I stuck my camera through the fence to take the picture.
And there's a sampling of some of my favorite things about NYC!
Thursday, August 16, 2007
|You Are An ISFJ|
You have a strong need to belong, and you very loyal.A good listener, you excel at helping others in practical ways.In your spare time, you enjoy engaging your senses through art, cooking, and music.You find it easy to be devoted to one person, who you do special things for.
In love, you express your emotions through actions.Taking care of someone is how you love them. And you do it well!
At work, you do well in a structured environment. You complete tasks well and on time.You would make a good interior designer, chef, or child psychologist.
How you see yourself: Competent, dependable, and detail oriented
When other people don't get you, they see you as: Boring, dominant, and stuck in a rut
In April, I decided to buy a new car. I had looked for a new car for at least a year before I finally made a decision about what car to buy. And in the course of two months when I was really serious about buying, I had "narrowed" the choices down to about five. Once I made my decision, it was a quick process. But getting there took time.
The same thing happened when I bought my condo, when I was choosing a major, deciding on graduate school, and even on deciding to dye my hair dark. I take a really long time to make a decision, go back and forth 15 million times, and finally I choose. And I'm usually pretty happy with my choice.
Now, my commitment issues have moved to my blog. In the last hour, I have posted, and then promptly deleted, three different posts. I just can't make up my mind!
This could really explain a lot.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
"I try not to think about what might have been 'cause that was then and we have taken different roads. We can't go back again, there's no use giving in. And there's no way to know what might have been."
I will now go back to not thinking.
Thursday, August 9, 2007
I was thinking earlier this afternoon what my "dream" job would be. You know, the job where you loved coming into the office everyday, where you could make a difference, use your talents, and actually be apprecitated. (And because I don't believe that all of those criteria will ever be met, that's why it's a "dream.") Here's my top 5 dream jobs.
1. Mom: I know, I know. It's cliche, but I would love to be a mom. I realize it's hard work, you never get a day off, and probably will never get a good night's sleep for at least 18 years (or more if you ask my mom), but think of the rewards!
2. Writer: OK, I know. I'm a writer now. But I'm not talking about being a marketing writer, or writing copy for a brochure, or even a magazine article writer. I'm talking about being the next J.K. Rowling. I could sit in my pajamas with my laptop and literally change the world...one word at a time.
3. Teacher: Again, a teacher would be a terribly demanding job. In fact, I really admire those dedicated teachers who give their all...and they do it for such little pay. But all I can say is: 3-months off.
4. Florist: I really want to be a florist. I would love to be surrounded by beautiful flowers all day long. That's my idea of heaven.
5. Interior Designer: I wish I had the talent to be a really good designer. You know the kind that can just walk into a room and instantly know where to place the furniture, what colors to paint, and exactly the right accessories. Ya, I wish that was me. And, I could maybe one day be on Trading Spaces!
In the mean time, I'll just sit in my dark, rather stinky office and type away for 8 hours.
I had a great time at the baby shower, loved seeing her little tummy (seriously, she is the littlest pregnant person I have ever seen), and had such fun catching up with post-graduation life. As we talked, ate delicious salad, and opened her super cute presents, I realized how grateful I am that I met E. She was my support during grad school. Those days I wanted to kill the professor, E was the reason I stayed sane. Or when I really wanted to skip class because I just couldn’t stand another powerpoint presentation, I thought of E and how I could chat with her and went to class. She was such a big part of my life for those years. I’m so glad I met her.
All of this got me to thinking about how lucky I’ve been in my life to have good friends. I really am blessed. And even if those friends only come into your life for a short amount of time, the footprints left will stay forever.
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
4. "Jim." I admit, I have a crush on Jim from The Office. Not necessarily the actor who plays Jim, but I definitely crush on "Jim."
I expect to be fully mocked by this post. Such is life.
Thursday, August 2, 2007
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