Wednesday, March 31, 2010
1. Goals 2010: nothing new really.
a. I've managed not to buy too many new clothes since cleaning everything out. I've also managed not to remember to put them out on morning when Purple Heart is supposed to be here. Maybe I'll just take them to Goodwill.
b. I have been keeping up with the gym and consequently eating more and also things that are bad for me. That's just how my brain works. "I went to the gym...mmm cake!" I have put on some muscle. My lower body is looking pretty awesome. Thank you crossramp!
c. I'm still blogging.
2. I'm so sick of seeing the trailer for the new Miley Cyrus movie. If I ever met her, I'm pretty sure I'd punch her in the face. That's not a threat...swearsies.
3. The universe decided to make me be super busy workwise at both jobs because I'm off next week. Awesome. I'm training someone at job#2 and I'm pretty much the worse trainer ever because I don't really know the new way to do. They changed protocol and whatnot in the two years since I was there. Annnd I have like 4 boxes of product to get through at job#1 and like 3 meetings this week.
4. I haven't been sleeping well. Going to try to get some shuteye after I'm done posting. Tylenol PM has been my biffle this week. NABM (new annoying boss man) asked me if I was "in a mood" the fifth time he came in to bother me today. I might have to shut my door to get through the rest of the week.
5. I've been watching Top Model and Tyra has worn a jumpsuit (one piece outfit that's like a dress except the bottom has pant legs instead of a skirt) every episode. I know you're skinny again, sweetie, but no.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Chow Pie was nesting...we made an Italian Feast--from scratch. Chow Pie had the sauce going when I got there, she threw the meatball ingredients in the bowl and I mixed and rolled them, with the supervision of Katie, of course. We ended up with 42. Katie counted them. Several times. Chow Pie made the bread sticks and mixed the dough for the pasta. That's right, we cranked out that pasta ourselves.
All in all I spent about 7 hours over there, which is the norm. We played, and watched cartoons, and I even gave the little monster a bath. It's nice to know that I can borrow a kid whenever I'm feeling maternal. And then I can give her back when she decides to throw a tantrum. I have pictures also, which aren't loading for me. Hopefully I can get them to work soon.
Hope everyone had a great weekend =)
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Okay, here's the set up. I'm sitting in my office working(ish) and newannoyingbossman comes in to tell me that Pres (the president of our company) just spoke to him and we're going to work on getting the structural foundation of the website (which I work on for job #1) working 100% before I learn flash (Adobe Flash, which I don't know. Yet.) "We're going to hold off on all the bells and whistles" says NABM. Then I say (this is my moment of genius...can you feel the tension?)
Wait for it...
"It doesn't make sense to build the bicycle without the wheels".
Bells and whistles...bicycle...get it?
Feel free to use this phrase whenever appropriate. You're welcome
Monday, March 22, 2010
*I've never said "soul sista" before in my life
Coco: E had her baby today! (E is one of Coco's old roommates. She just got married and then had to have babies right away.)
Me: Ooo good for her!
Me: i want one...i need to get married lol.
Coco: Lol u serious?! Please come to wic with me one day (wic is short for women, infants, and children...it's for lower-income families to get help with pediatrics and whatnot)
Me: i'm gonna have a good baby.
Me: boyfriend before baby...gotta do that shit in order.
Coco: Haha hell yea
Coco: Don't you want to have 3 baby daddys?
Me: that might make it easier to pay for stuff...
Coco: It def does
Me: it's not slutty. it's economical*.
*The Mormons got it backward--one wife, multiple husbands would have worked much better. Maybe polygamy wouldn't have been outlawed.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
MS stands for Multiple Sclerosis. Since it's MS Awareness Month, you all are going to get an education about what MS is, and what it can do to the body.
Multiple sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another.
MS is thought to be an Autoimmune Disease. The body's own defense system attacks myelin, the fatty substance that surrounds and protects the nerve fibers in the central nervous system. The nerve fibers themselves can also be damaged. The damaged myelin forms scar tissue (sclerosis), which gives the disease its name. When any part of the myelin sheath or nerve fiber is damaged or destroyed, nerve impulses traveling to and from the brain and spinal cord are distorted or interrupted, producing the variety of symptoms that can occur. Most people with MS learn to cope with the disease and continue to lead satisfying, productive lives. (Courtesy of NationalMSSociety.org).
Since MS is different for everyone, drugs and drug combinations have a different effect on each person. As of now, the causes of MS aren't known and there are a range of symptoms which can be misdiagnosed since there isn't currently an "MS Test".
My cousin was diagnosed with MS in February of last year. You can read her story here. I did the MS Walk last year (Go Mighty Slugs!) raised money to help find a cure. I plan on volunteering at the walk instead of forming a team this year.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Unfortunately, this also means I've got to shave my legs more often. The Yeti look doesn't really work. And it's pedicure time! Sometimes I hate the upkeep that's required in warm weather--but I do love getting pedicures. Believe me, guys don't know what they're missing.
Spring also means it's only a few short months until summer...and going to the shore!
Monday, March 15, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Updated: I didn't get sucked in to the other show...I'm old and went to bed.
Monday, March 8, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
All of my cousins, except one, on my dad's side are older than me. There's a big age difference between my dad and 5 of the oldest aunts, so there's a bit of an age difference between me and my cousins. Anywho, my cousin brought over his 2 kids. They're 2 and almost 4 and they make me want to get married and have kids rightthissecond. Ethan, the 4 year old, made his dad save the seat next to him at dinner so I could sit there (squee!). We colored, played with cars, and read books. Also, I think my balance ball is their new favorite toy.
Now for the important stuff. The menu: shrimp and various dips for appetizers, homemade mac n cheese, homemade pork bbq, cole slaw, chicken, and salad. And my great grandma's chocolate fudge cake. I'm going to take a moment to revel in your jealousy. I'm pretty sure I came out even calorie-wise. That's why I play with the kids-helps burn off dinner. Plus I went to the gym....and now I'm sore.
PS I'm thinking of doing a "Tour de Aunts" at some point. I've got one in Florida, one in the Outer Banks, one in Delaware, and one in Jersey. ROAD TRIP!!!