Sunday, March 28, 2010

Temporary Hiatus

Please excuse me while I take a temporary hiatus from blogging.  I've had a lot going on....a lot is a bit of an understatement actually.  So here's a short update....

My house is a total damn wreck right now, I'm in the middle of living through a home renovation.  While I honestly believe that the end result will be worth it, I'm getting pretty freakin frustrated that progress has been slow & there have been a few bumps in the road....from having to replace my entire back door (frame & all) to water spewing throughout my bathroom from a broken copper line.  Grrrr!!!  I love you house, but you're draining my bank account....REALLY!

Three weeks into the new job & I've had tons of "time to shine," but I'm getting an even bigger moment next week.  I worked last week with a senior manager who recognized my industry knowledge, my talent, my drive & my ambition.  After she sang my praises to several other executives, they jointly decided to bring me out to a new business opportunity next week.  I expressed my interest in sales, something I loved even at my prior job so next week I get my chance to work with the sales team to help us "win" a great opportunity.  Keep your fingers crossed folks, we're up against some tough competition. 

Life outside of work & this crazy ass home reno project...well life is insane.  My niece is growing like a weed, she was 5 months old on the 24th & she FINALLY has her first tooth.  She's such a cutie, love her!  I saw her today & she's all about chewing on my fingers & making sure she gets all kind of drool down my arm.  I went & saw Hot Tub Time Machine tonight with BFF, totally stupid movie.  The previews make it look so good & yes there were good parts, but it was crap for the most part!

We're supposed to have crappy weather tomorrow, so I hope to spend some time catching up on blog reading!! Hope all of yall are well!! I'll try to post more often....I promise!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Old Navy Super Modelquin - CALLING ALL VOTERS

YES! I totally entered the Old Navy Super Modelquin sweepstakes.  I don't expect to win, but I thought it would be great if I could at least get some votes! LOL

So...go here & vote for me...

I know this is totally silly, but hey I had fun doing it!! :)  Now off to a surprise party!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Child Directs Plane At JFK...INSANE

I'm sure everyone has heard about this on the news, read about it in the local paper or even on the internet.  BUT if not, here's a little glimpse of the kid who was taken to work by his father calling the shots for many plans that departed and landed at JFK.

Now here's my point of view - it's 2010.  Too much shit has happened in the world, please recall 9/11/2001 (we will never forget), the Air France flight that suddenly disappeared (not sure it was terrorist related, but still very tragic) how about the Christmas/Delta attempted bombing (thank goodness this fool wasn't successful).  A lot of people are saying it's really not that big of a deal.  I wholeheartedly disagree!!  JFK is one of the nations busiest airports, the behavior of the father AND the supervisor should be closely scrutinized - honestly both should be fired.  We all know that kids rarely listen to the directions of their parents, kids don't understand the consequences of their actions either.  What would have happened if this child told a pilot to take off from the WRONG runway or to even land on the wrong runway?  Mass casualties - that could have been the result. 

Take this comment from someone who is on a plane 2-3 times a week - the actions and behaviors of those who work in ATC should NOT be taken lightly.  Here's a picture from US AIR TRAFFIC FOR TODAY AT 10:59 AM.  DO YOU SEE HOW MANY PLANES ARE IN THE AIR IN THE US AT ONE TIME?!

So for all you people who think oh - it's no big deal - you're WRONG!  Imagine the number of people on each flight & multiply it by each dot you see in that picture & the number of casualties (cause by a slip up by some idiot dumb fuck who decided to let their child direct air traffic) would be so large and devastating!  I'm just sayin - this is not something that should be taken lightly.  One misstep and lives could unnecessarily have been lost.  I fly a lot...I don't want my life in the hands of some careless child.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Ten On Tuesday

I totally took this idea from Angela over at Craving Cupcakes.  Visit her blog when you get a chance, she's fantabulous!

1. If you were given an hour to use a $200 Amazon gift card, what would you buy? I would totally buy a pair of Cole Haan pumps!!

2. Are there any fairly common foods that you’ve never had? Here we go with comments of my Un-Americanness ;).  Cheese - the smell of cheese makes me want to vomit!

3. What was your favorite way to use your imagination as a kid?
I played house a lot, I had a play kitchen in my basement & was forever "cooking" for my dolls. 

4. What’s your favorite state? Why? Florida because of all of the fabulous sunshine!

5. If it was our culture to have our parents choose our spouses, do you think yours would make a good choice? Oh man...I don't know about that. Thank goodness that's not our culture!

6. What’s your favorite herb? Lavender - makes me sleeeeeeeeepy!!

7. If you could have dinner with one celebrity, who would you choose? Robert Pattinson & not because of Twilight, but just cause he's hot!

8. What’s your favorite Disney movie? The Little Mermaid!!!!

9. If you had to listen to the same song over and over for 24 hours, what song would you choose? Right now I'd have to say Taio Cruz Featuring Ludacris - Break Your Heart **Note: I am not condoning his male whoreism, but I love this song!! LOL  It's song #3 on my running playlist!**

10. How do you order your steak? Medium well

Monday, March 1, 2010

Unrealistic Expectations?

Have you ever had a friend who doesn't want to hear the truth so they avoid certain subjects?  Well I have a friend who never wants to hear the truth....I'll speak it, I don't care if I hurt your feelings, because if you were truly my friend, I would expect you to do the same for me.  So............

I had dinner with a friend over the weekend when she started talking about marriage & what she would do if someone proposed to her right now, would she cry, would she throw up, would she scream?  Further to that she talked about her ongoing relationship with her boyfriend.  Let me just say that it's not that I don't like her boyfriend and it's not that I do like her boyfriend, I don't know him.  I only know of him what she tells me and what she tells mutual friends.  From what she's told me, he's a bit of an immature jackass.  She's flown all over the world (using her $$) to see this dude countless number of times even though he's told her he doesn't want to be in a relationship and isn't ready for commitment.  (Hello red flag) He's always telling her that she needs to find things to occupy her time, like hanging out with her friends because she's too clingy.  (Another red flag)

Anyways, she told him that they've been together (off and on) for 2 years & she demanded to know where the relationship was going.  I just kinda looked at her because I thought that #1 that was the dumbest thing ever & #2 if dude has told you once before that he didn't want a relationship or commitment why continue to pursue it?  She's dying to get married & I am of the opinion that if it's meant to be, it will be.  Neither party should rush it, neither party should nag the other about getting married, and BOTH parties should have mutual feelings about marriage.  So....being the honest person that I am - I say why do you want to get married so badly?  And she looks at me and says it's not that I want to get married, but I want to know if our relationship is going to lead to that.  My response was well I don't think that's a very fair question to ask him - he's not a fortune teller and he can't see the future so why not just take it one day at a time?  She then goes on to say that she's been talking to another guy (that she met on the internet) who she think is better than her current boyfriend, not that he's a bad guy, but she's sure there are other guys out there that will treat her better. 

At that point I was just tuning her out because in 1 breath she's talking about wanting to know where the relationship with her boyfriend is going to talking about a guy she met on the internet & how he may treat her better than her current boyfriend.  I don't get it & I'm hoping that maybe one of my blog friends can explain this idea that I've heard a lot of 20 somethings talk about....

What is the deal with being so desperate to get married & have kids? What happened to wanting to find out who you are before jumping into a marriage?  What happened to actually bringing something to the table in a marriage?