Friday, March 28, 2008

Whistle While I Work? No. Seriously...NO. know what I'm not a fan of? Whistlers. I don't mind an occassional whistle if you're trying to get someone's attention...or if, perhaps, you're officiating at a sporting event. If, however, you are simply using the copier right by my desk...PLEASE do not insist upon whistling some unrecognizable tune, non-stop for the entire time that you are there. Seriously. It is SO annoying. I'd rather having someone sing at the copier...then at least it might be something that is bearable, rather than just random noise.


Okay...vent over. But watch out, office might be next.

Ugly Sweater

So...tonight I'm going to an Ugly Sweater Party. As you can probably figure, from the name of the party...I'm supposed to wear an ugly sweater. When I heard about the party a while ago, I thought..."How fun! This is going to be hilarious!" I mean, who doesn't want to see their friends and acquaintances wearing ugly sweaters? Oh...the photographic memories to be had.

Now, the party is upon me...I realize that I don't HAVE any ugly sweaters. You see...the point of keeping the clothes in my that they are NOT ugly. I prefer clothes that are the opposite of ugly. So I'm kind of in a pickle. I don't want to go to the party in a non-ugly sweater and appear to be a spoil sport. But I'm not going to go out and spend money on an ugly sweater that I'll only wear once. Sadness.

I am most likely going to try to put together a combination of non-ugly clothes that don't play well together...and see if I can get away with that. Hopefully there will be one of my totally fashionable sweaters in there somewhere, pretending to be ugly.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Red Hot Love Affair

I have recently rekindled an old relationship in my life that I didn't really expect to rekindle. I've fallen in love, once again, with Cinnamon Bears. I noticed a bag of them the other day while I was at Walmart, and thought..."those might be good...I haven't had those in a while." So I bought them. Wow. They truly are such a delight. So sweet and so delicious. And, while my friends and I finished the bag off in just a day or two...I have been longing for more Cinnamon Bear time since. I'm having withdrawals. I hope I can make it through the day.

Monday, March 24, 2008

They Tried To Make Me Go To Rehab...I said...

So…I had some major issues with my eye makeup this morning. I don’t know if I’m just a weirdo, but I’m kind of anal about my eye makeup being really symmetrical. Like…I can’t have one eye’s lashes look longer than the other’s. I can’t have one eye’s shadow look darker. I can’t have uneven liner on one eye and a smooth line on the other. Therefore…I spend more time on my eye makeup probably than I do on any other part of my “getting ready” routine. Sometimes I sicken myself. Anyway…this morning…I had put my eyeliner on both eyes, and then compared, and one line looked thicker than the other. Well…that just wouldn’t do!! So, I thickened up the thin line…only to find I’d made it thicker than the thick line. So…I widened up the narrower line…and surpassed, once again, the other line’s width! Back and forth I went…now the right one was wider, now the left one was wider. Finally…I got them so they seemed about even, thickness wise…and realized I was wearing about five times as much eyeliner as I usually wear. AND…they weren’t even the same shape!!! The HORROR!!! It was too late to start over, though…what was I to do?? I had no choice…I left my house looking like Amy Winehouse. Decide for yourself…can you even tell a difference between these two:

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Rolling My Eyes

I don't have a lot going on today, but I thought I would vent some frustrations, as it seems that my eyes are in the constant state of "roll" today. Why are people so irritating sometimes? Just in the short time that I've been at work this morning:

I had one person repeat the same (non-funny) joke that she'd already beat into the ground yesterday.

I had an instructor ask the same question three different times...expecting a different answer, I think...all the while having his pants unzipped in front of my desk.

AND....Xavier is freaking losing right now!!! Xavier...a 3 seed, is losing (substantially) to freaking Georgia...a 14 seed!!!

Talk about the most annoying morning in the history of the freaking world!!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Ancient tiny little niece, Josie, texted me the other day to say that she'd been asked to the Prom. She's pretty excited. I, on the other hand, am mortified! Since when, do they let 5 year olds go to the Prom? Especially in Utah?? Shocking!!!

Actually...Josie has been old enough to date for a while now...which means that I've been old enough to be the type of geezer who says things like, "wow...I remember when she was just this tall..." for just as long.

Sheesh. I should probably go buy myself a rocking chair and a shawl...I'm apparently going to need it. Soon.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy Eyes!

You may not be able to tell, but these are happy happy eyes. I know it's Saint Patrick's Day, and there is some song out there about when Irish eyes are smiling...but SPD has nothing to do with it. I'm not Irish...and neither are my eyes.

My poor eyes, however, have been through a terrible ordeal this past week. I mentioned one time that I was going to be going to the eye doctor...and I did. And I did get a new prescription, but also, the Doctor wanted me to try some new a new brand. And he said they were supposed to be better...but let me tell you...they were NOT. They got all cloudy/goopy/dirty/gross after just two days of wearing them. I couldn't even see out of them. So, fortunately I had saved a pair of my old contacts and switched back to them. Then...when I went in for my follow-up, and told them that the new contacts sucked big time...they gave me ANOTHER different kind to try, just in my right eye. At first, it seemed okay...but in the end, it were just as bad, if not worse, than the first new pair. My eye was burning and hurting and so so so sad. So I stormed over to the eye doctor this morning and demanded that he make things right. stormed, I think I mean that I walked in, and said, "This isn't working." And he switched me back.

And immediately all was right in the world, and I could see once more, and was no longer in pain. Hooray!! So...I might not know much about Irish eyes, and their smiling habits...but my non-Irish eyes are smiling big time!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Fun With the Webcam new laptop has a webcam that I'm becoming increasingly addicted to when I'm bored. Seriously...who knew so many laughs could be had from taking, for lack a better word, UGLY AS SIN pictures of myself?

For your viewing pleasure...

My Personal Favorite...
(I look like a mentally challenged Elf)

Two Of Me Is Better Than One!

Yep...I Look Like A Man...

And...Speaking of Mentally Challenged...

Yep...Two Halves of My Face Make a Heart!
(I don't just seemed so much cooler at the time...)

Friday, March 14, 2008

So I Watch A Lot of Movies case you didn't know...I'm kind of a movie fanatic. I really really really love good movies. And I really love some movies that maybe aren't so "good" in everyone else's mind...but they are good to me. (Who's That Girl? rocks my socks.)

Anyway, I decided to start blogging about different movies that I see...and maybe some oldies but goodies from time to time. I put a link to my movie review blog on the side of this page...if anyone's interested in what I think. And you should be...interested...just so you know.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Madness that is March

So...spring break is almost upon us, and work is already like a ghost town. I think 75% of our students decided to take two weeks off instead of one. I'm REALLY dragging, dealing with the slowness of the days...but there is one GLORIOUS thing that is keeping me going.


And...I need hardly remind you what Tournament Week is the pre-cursor for:


I am seriously beyond excited...I think Andy Williams said it best when he said, "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year." I'm not sure where the marshmallow toasting and carol singing in the snow fit in with College Basketball...but I guess we each celebrate this glorious month in our own way.

I am eagerly counting down to Selection Sunday, and am going to be giving you all blow by blows regarding every victory and/or defeat on my bracket. Hopefully there will be more victories than defeats. I'm totally feeling Memphis this year...but so many people are telling me that they are over-rated that I'm getting nervous. Seriously...I will never understand why a game, which in NO WAY affects my personal life, (especially since the Cowboys had less than a...stellar...season) can get me so emotional. I seriously get so so so uneasy and excited and nervous and happy and freaked out all at the same time. It's an emotional roller coaster, to be sure...but I am SO ready for it!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Spring Cleaning

You know...they say that hindsight is 20/20, and I'm feeling that right now. I decided to showcase my new and improved super organized desk today! Woohoo! I spent most of the afternoon re-arranging, organizing, shredding, and filing...basically making my desk a brand new place! Here it is!

(Oh...after I took the picture I took down the drawing of the princess shoes. Just so you know.)

The sad thing is that you cannot understand the greatness of this picture...because you don't know how messy it looked before. This is where the hindsight part comes in. I don't know why I didn't take a picture of it before. Probably because my camera would have been scared. It was bad. I decided to create something of a re-creation below. It is NOWHERE close to how many piles of paper I really had...but I got tired of MS Painting folders.

Don't get me wrong...I knew what was in every pile and/or folder...and I didn't really think of myself as disorganized. But now the rest of the world can think I'm "with it," too.


Sunday, March 9, 2008

Tired Eyes

This is how I feel.

I'm really dragging today...I've got one of those "tired headaches," and my eyes are pretty strained. I think that might be because I am way past due for a new prescription for my contacts...but I'm going to the eye doctor tomorrow, so hopefully that will take care of my sore tired eyes.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Treasure Hunt's 35 degrees outside right know, just above Kristi and I decided to pretend that it was Spring and go for a walk. Admittedly, it was a little chilly out there, but we stuck it out and went our entire planned route like real troopers. We spent some of the time having a little contest to see who could find the other one a more significant memento from the trek...and I'm pretty sure that Kristi won big time with the super sweet, 6 inch, rust encrusted wrench that she discovered for me. I'm not saying that the golf ball I presented to her wasn't a gem...but come can you beat this awesomeness?

Thanks, Kristi...I will cherish it forever!!

Friday, March 7, 2008



I will tell you that today...I'm just glad this week is over. I've been dying all has seemed so long! A gal that I work with turned in her resignation this week, and her leaving is going to put me into a situation where I have to make a lot of decisions. Number one...I could probably take her job if I want it. It wouldn't be a promotion, really...we are both Admin. Assistants to the Dean...but if they wanted me to take the job, they'd have to give me a raise...because I wouldn't switch to her responsibilities for the same pay. Just because I love my job now...and am what would be the motivation for moving? I also know that I could do a good job in her position, and of course the extra money would be good. But...I don't know if it would be worth it...I don't know how much of a raise it would be...and if I did move over, I'd basically be doing both jobs for a while, because I'd have to train the new girl and basically do all that I'm doing now with HER...while I'm learning a new job. BUT...if I stay in my job...I'll have to do my job, which is a lot...and train the new girl in the other position...because really...there is a lot of stuff in that position that I know already. So...for the next couple of months, I'll be doing two matter how I look at it. And it's kind of stressing me out. I don't know what to do. The other cool thing about taking the other position would be that I would get my own office...which would be nice, right? the same time, I kind of like being out here in the main office...because I am "in the thick of things" and really get to see everyone all day...instead of being back in my own office. Both situations are appealing...and therefore...I have more to think about. I'm really tired of thinking about it all, really. Hee hee. I'm ready for some non-thinking time...aka...THE WEEKEND!


Thursday, March 6, 2008


This is the view from my office window. You might notice that enormous pile of snow. I've been staring at that same pile of snow (give or take an inch or two) for like the past 4 months. Lately I have a fear that it is never going to melt. Not because summer will never come, but because it's totally sheltered in that little corner, and almost never gets any sun. It's going to be like one of those rock hard snowbanks you see up in the mountains in the middle of July, and it will get crusty and dirty and uglier and uglier. I'm totally depressed about it. probably it's going to melt, just like it does every year, and I'm just being dramatic...but the real point is that I want freaking spring/summer to get here already. I'm really ready for a new view.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


You know...lately I've been on kind of a "I need to start eating more healthy foods" kick...I don't like to call it a diet, because nobody likes that word...but I definitely want to get looking and feeling better for my sure to be active summer that is coming up. So...I've been doing pretty well...cut out all the junk food...upped my protein intake...drinking lots of water every day. And then...just when I feel like I'm into a good of my instructors comes in and plants this on my desk!!


Who does that? Nice people? Who says I need nice people in my life? Come ON! I explained in my last post what being nice gets you. Nothing. And now I'm tortured by the smell of these delectable treats...mocking my efforts!

So far I've been strong...I'm NOT going to have one. I'm not. Just so you know.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


This is a Grape Jolly Rancher. It's been sitting on my desk for about two weeks. I don't want to eat it. A friend of mine, who used to stop my my office a couple of times a week, mentioned the last time he was here, that he loves Grape Jolly Ranchers. They are the only kind he likes, and he seems to think they are hard to come by. The next day I encountered a Grape Jolly Rancher at the tanning salon. I snatched it up...and brought it with me to work. It has been sitting here ever since...and my friend has apparently decided I'm not worth visiting. That'll teach me to do anything nice for anyone. Hmph.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Something New

Recently I've been exposed to more and more Jane Austen references in my life. It's kind of hit me out of left field...but I suddenly find myself very interested in her. And...having never read anything by Jane...I've decided to give it a whirl, and see what I think. So...I bought Northanger Abbey...and the goal is to tackle it soon. We'll see. I sometimes set goals that I don't do so well with...but I'm going to give it my best.