Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Balls! This is Why I Shouldn't Let My Mind Wander.

Sometimes Katie and I have chats while at work.  Here's some of what we discussed today...    me: i want to golfing
  like grown up golfing
  no, i don't know how to golf off the putt-putt course
  i want to yell "BALLS" instead of "FORE"
  fore doesn't make any sense
  people will be on the lookout if you yell balls
  jus sayin
 Katie: hahaha
  we should do it
  but only if we really dress up (in tams--Scottish hats)
 me: i was thinking about that last night
  and then i realize that this is why i shouldn't let my mind wander too much
  done and done
  i'll have to ask my brother if i can borrow his clubs lol
"Fore" is another word for "ahead" (think of a ship's fore and aft). Yelling "fore" is simply a shorter way to yell "watch out ahead" (or "watch out before"). It allows golfers to be forewarned, in other words. (From about.com or something...)
  I think balls would be just as, if not more, effective
 Katie: i would duck out of the way of balls
also, isn't it usually that fore is ahead and when people yell fore it is for the people ahead of them so they would look behind them?
  so shouldn't they yell Aft?
 me: hmmm
 Katie: balls is better
  by far
 me: maybe "aft" doesn't carry well over a distance?
 Katie: maybe
  i love how gold is the lazy and out of shape person's sport
 me: i know!
 Katie: more outdoorsy than bowling, but in bowling you don't get a cart
 me: you don't even have to walk if you don't feel like it
 Katie: or people to carry your stuff around for you
  i know!
 it's brilliant!
 me: bowling balls are kinda heavy though
  and you have to to that whippy thing with your leg
  you could pull something
  thank you, Scotland I think they'd yell "Bollocks" in Scotland, though
Seriously, though.  It's for *safety*.  Who's not gonna look around when you yell "BALLS!!".

Monday, April 26, 2010

Shoes, Free Stuff, Shopping, and Pedals

I had a pretty good weekend. 

Scratch that.  Saturday was awesome, Sunday kind of blew.


I get a few magazines....The usual suspects: Cosmo, Marie Claire, Elle...I also get e-mails from said magazines.  Elle sent me an email about an event at Nordstrom.  It basically said "Shoes, free food, free stuff". And I was all "You had me at shoes, Elle."  So college biffle Katie and I headed over to our mall and grabbed some lunch (mmm sushi) and then went to Nordstrom to check out the event.  These two charming gentlemen were hosting the shoefashionfreestuffshow.  Eric Daman and Fred Allard.
Via life.com
Eric is the stylist for Gossip Girl, which has amazing clothings and I love it.  And Fred is Creative Director at Nine West. New best friend?  Yes, please.  Plus he's French, which I love.  Nothing screams fashion like France.  Both were so gracious and walked around chatting with everyone.  At the end of the fashion trends show Fred said if anyone had any questions to ask.  I didn't think "Want to hire me?  I'd be happy to get you lattes and your dry cleaning." was appropriate.

So sitting in the shoe department (and having looked shoes up online prior to going) I bought some.
  Via Nordstrom.com
I love them.  And as an added bonus I got a signed copy of Eric's book!  For free!  Yay free stuff!  Ok, that's enough with the exclamation points...
 Via Google
Then Katie and I roamed around the mall for another 4ish hours.  Fantastical day if I do say so myself.
In regards to my office tour: I didn't know that my pedals were that interesting lol.  But for anyone who's wondering, I got them at wal-mart for like $25.  They're great if you're on a long phone call or something. 

Saturday, April 24, 2010

I Am a Victim of Peer Pressure

My favorite Canadian blogger, Cher at The Only Girl, has started an international workspace tour.  I have two jobs, but today I'm going to focus on job #1 because that's where I spend most of my time.  A lot of job #1 focuses on my taking photos and writing descriptions of products and getting them up on our website.  I also do some design stuff, along with the occasional press release.
It looks kind of plain from this view, but I do have photos on the wall in stuff.  I have 2 rooms, one's my office and the other is for photographing product and IT has some stuff stored back there.  PS I work for a cooperating association, we work with the NPS.  That's why there's a paper ranger hat on my desk, and Abe Lincoln on my bulletin board (he's dead, you know).

I took these in the AM so that my coworkers wouldn't think I was nuts...as you can see I've got my oatmeal, juice and my tea.  I reallllly have to pee by 8:30 or 9...I've also got my iPod, which has become even more important than it was before, what with NABM around.  I got a new plant last week...my friend E named it Sheldon (after The Big Bang Theory)

My drawers.  I have 2 drawers for personal stuff like makeup, gum, and snacks.  And two for less important things, like office supplies and files.  Crystal Light is yummy...I highly recommend the pomegranate lemonade.

Under my desk I have fuzzy slippers for when my feet get cold.  The office is a little bipolar.  One minute you're sweating to death, the next you've got a touch of frostbite. I don't actually wear them around the office...that would be unprofessional.  I've also got bike pedals under there because I get antsy and have to move around every once in a while.  And if I use them I can eat candy or donuts or whatever's on the freebie food table in the lunchroom.  At least that's what I tell myself.

I have some cleaning stuff, like disinfecting wipes, and the nifty air duster keyboard thingy.  I disinfect every Friday.  That's how I managed to stay relatively healthy when other people are coughing up a lung.

Here's my back room. I've got a shelf full of product, a lot of which is from Jamestown Glasshouse and amazing.  I also have a creepy mannequin.  He's supposed to be used for shirts and stuff, but we use him more for putting him in other peoples' office chairs to scare the bejesus out of them.  He's still dressed for Mardi Gras.

So that's where I work.  It's a pretty nice office except for the stark white walls that burn into my retina under the harsh florescent lighting, but whatevs. 

Also, I've joined twitter (peer pressure!).  I'm here.  It's mostly to follow other people's awesome, but I do have plenty of one-liners that only I think are funny.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Strange Goings On in the Gym...

First of all, I get there and there are people on the machines that I like.  The girl on my #1 choice machine (which I use unless creepy pony tail guy is there or there's someone on a machine right next to it) is probably the preppiest girl I have ever seen in real life.  She was wearing pearls.  To work out.  On my elliptical.  PEARLS.

Then another creepster gets on one of the sit-down bikes (chair attached to a wheel and some pedals). I wasn't aware that one could get off merely by riding a stationary bike.  I had to work out for 20 minutes 2 machines over from this guy who was breathing quite heavily, grunting, and letting out a much too loud "Oh God!" every few minutes.  Uncomfortable is an understatement.

On a brighter note, I did see a couple of not creepy guys there today.  Unfortunately, I always see them when they're leaving.  Not really sure where they were when I got there.  Also, I look like a hot mess at the gym, so I doubt I'll meet the future Mr. Beckles there.  Unless guys are going for the hot mess look these days?  I really wouldn't know...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

My Favorite Song Lyrics (that I can think of at this moment...)

I don't really have anything better to write about today. I'm having a brain block. I blame the allergies and the pollen and the whatsits. So here is a list of some of my favorite song lyrics.

Eve 6 "Superhero Girl"

Your erotic, wet, atomic eyes keep reoccurring in my mind. Do me a favor, please, and touch your lips to mine. --I love this line. I don't know why. I just love the whole song. Since seventh grade, approximately.

Eve 6 "Girl Eyes"

Foresight is so often blind, a slur to my favorite rhyme. --This is where I got the name of my blog.

Green Day "When I Come Around"

You can't go forcing something if it's just not right. --Green Day has so much amazingness, but this is definitely one of my favorite lines from them. Ever.

The Beatles "Come Together"

Got to be good looking 'cause he's so hard to see. --I love the Beatles. How can you not? Everyone's gotta have at least one Beatles song that they like. "Come Together" is one of my favorites. I won't bore you with my other faves.

Ingrid Michaelson "The Way I Am"

I love you more than I could ever promise. --This is the song from that one Old Navy commercial (if you get chilly, here take my sweater). I love this line. I want that feeling.

Otter Petter "Turn Out the Lights"

And the way that she throws back her hair makes me weak in the knees


And I can't figure out if the static is all in my head. --I really just love this song. It's super catchy. I suggest giving it a listen.

Kendall Payne "Supermodels"

Think it over once or twice, what lasts the longest in this life? Character? or rock-hard thighs? And in the end do you believe that beauty lies in what you see? Cause if you do then, baby, you've been deceived. --This song is from the beginning of the show "Popular". I think it only ran for 2 seasons, but I loved that show. It's from the same people that are doing Glee now, beeteedub.

Barenaked Ladies "Pinch Me"

I could hide out under there. I just made you say "underwear". --This one gets me every time. I laugh to myself in my car, in a store, anywhere. AP agrees with me.

Modest Mouse "Missed the Boat"

I am certainly uncertain, at least I'm pretty sure I am. --Fantastic song. Great band to see live.

Taking Back Sunday "Liar (It Takes One to Know One)"

I'm an addict for dramatics, I confuse the two for love.--So true of so many people.  I used to think this way when I was younger, fortunately I've wised up.

I know this is not a complete list by any means. I might add to it later, but I doubt it.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

More Vaca Stuff

As Brother pointed out, I didn't mention anything about the one mall we visited.  It's called Coconut Point.  It's all open and there are a ton of shops and stuff. 

So we walked in and I looked up and THERE ARE CONDOS IN THE MALL.  FOR SALE.  I for serious found my new home.  The condos start at like $150,000. 

Everything I need is there...there was a DSW, a movie theater, a few restaurants, offices, and a super Target. It's just like a city block or village or something. AND it gets bonus points for being close to the beach.

There are some downsides to Coco Pt though.

For instance, hurricanes.  They suck.  Trust me.  I was there during Hurricane Charlie.  Not really my idea of a fun week. 

Also,  that area is a lot of strip malls and condo/development/neighborhood thingies.  Don't get me wrong, they're nice strip malls.  But I'd miss the colonial type houses that we've got in PA and the close proximity to the city.

Lastly (and most importantly), even though my mom's there and I miss her, most of the rest of my family is in this area.  And my adopted family (biffles) who I missed when I was away.  They just need to build something like that a little further north. 

PS--there will be something along those lines in the KOP.  The Village at Valley Forge.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


I'm back from vacation and I reallllyyy wish I was still in Florida.  I had a LOT of relaxation time, so I've come back a little pink, very rested, and not at all itching to go back to work.  I got to hang out with Mom and Papa Steve (my step-dad) and see my aunt and great-uncle.  AND I got my beach day PLUS shopping!!

Most of the time was spend hanging out with Mom and Papa Steve.  I even introduced Steve to Shrek.  He'd never seen it before and it happened to be on TV.  We ended up renting all three of them and having a Shrek-a-thon.  He loves the cheesy, so he really enjoyed the movies.  My favorite part of the third one is when the gingerbread man gets scared and poops a gumdrop--gets me EVERY time. 

I also got to go SHOPPING.  Clearly this is the most important part of the vacation.  There are these awesome outlets in Estero, FL--the Miromar Outlets.  First of all they're gorgeous--and I'm not just talking about the clothes.  There are fountains, koi ponds, and palm trees.  Brother got a new watch and wallet from the Fossil Outlet.  And I got 2 of the same style shirt in different colors from the Banana.  They were $10 each.  I WIN!  I can wear them to work too, so I double win.

I also got a little sunburned, so I guess I lose a little bit too.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Vacation Station

I'm on vacation, I haven't forgotten about blogging and all that jazz.  I've been trying to keep up with reading all of my favorite blogs and today I got a text and a comment that I'm features over at MODG today.  I'm very excited because we are Danny Tanner Sparkle Friends Forever.  On Fridays there's a feature called "Confessions Friday" and every time I read it, Confessions by Usher popped in my head.  So I rewrote the words.  Because I'm weird.  Head over there and read her because she's awesome.

And I accidentally stalk her via her blog.  Because we both love the mall and shoes and I know where she's talking about when she goes places and if I ever see her in real life it'd be like seeing a celebrity.  I'd probably ask her to take photos with me on a toilet.  Like you wouldn't...

PS.  The weather in Florida is amazing and you should be jealous =)