Saturday, October 29, 2005

can you picture me in this ensemble?!!

My brothers fiance actually made a good decision in picking her bridesmaids dresses. Her color of choice: apple...which I originally thought would be some twisted color of green. Thankfully, it wasn't: I really dig the burgandy & have a lipstick shade that will match it perfectly!! All I have to do is lose a few pounds and I will be good to go.

While there was a few different types of dresses, I am leaning towards this A-line one. What cha think ?!!

Friday, October 28, 2005

another chapter in my life ending...

Today I walked out on my job, with nothing but a bunch of my accumulated crap I had in my desk and solemn prayers that the lord has bigger and better places for me to be than that SHIT HOLE I called a job for the last year and a half.

UGH, what assholes!!!

The skinny: Recently, I was given a raise only for it to be re-nigged on me today. That, on top of increasing amount of 12 hour work days and RECEIVING NO BONUS as stated in my contract, I told them "YOU CAN TAKE THIS JOB AND SHOVEL IT..." as I threw them the peace sign.

While I am scared shitless that I just threw myself deeper in shit that I already am financially, I am hopeful. It just gets to a point where you just can't take being taken advantage of anymore. I do at least 4 peoples job, mind you, and I know damn well they can afford this raise. But, that raise probably meant the difference between the regional director getting a bonus or not. Needless to say, it was the last straw. Actually, I had been at that boiling point for a while; just putting in the bare minimum until I found something else comparable. But, alas, it was meant to be this way and there's no way I am going back...after all I can always waitress. If you break it down by hour I probably would get paid about the same considering the long hours I put in vs the time I would be waitressing.

But, no worries, I have quite a few open opportunities elsewhere that seem very promising. In the meanwhile, is anyone in the Chicago area looking for a know-it-all education manager and/or Marketing Manager and/or real estate property manager? If so, I am available IMMEDIATELY...and please...

...say a prayer for me. I just dove off a cliff...yet I feel like a ton of bricks has just been lifted off my chest!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

we will, we will ROCK YOU!!!

The Chicago White Sox are now proud world champions!!!


a moment of silence for Rosa Parks (1913-2005)


Rosa Parks' arrest in 1956 began a huge chapter in the Civil Right Movement- The Montgomery Bus Boycott

Sunday, October 23, 2005

one helluva rollercoaster ride

This week has been full of its up and downs. Let me take you on a ride.

downer 1: The 3rd set of major layoffs at my work has left the region with a meager staff of a dozen. I am one of the lone survivors of the 40 employees my company employed a year ago today. My coworkers, whom have become like family, have all been let go.

upside 1: Even though there were layoffs, I still have a job (at least for now)

upside 2: today me & the bf installed a new window in my living room. It looks beautiful!!! Fucken gorgeous I tell you!!

downside 2: like dummies - we didn't check the weather forcast and it ended up pouring rain on us half way through the installation. We had to install it in the rain

downside 3: from being in the rain installing a window, my throat is starting to hurt & I think I have a fever. FUCK!!!

upside 3: one of my best friends got married yesterday

upside 4: The White Sox won yesterday. God willing there will be a sweep against Houston. GO CHICAGO!!!

I hope next week has more upsides than downers.

I think its time for bed!!

Sunday, October 16, 2005

what about dem white sox?!!

The Sox win, the sox win!! We're going to the world series, baby!!! This calls for some alcohol.

I predict 2/3 of Chicagoans will have hangovers tomorrow!!

Thursday, October 13, 2005

wanted: free time & complete thoughts

I am so busy nowadays I can barely complete coherent thoughts or sentences

Thought 1: I am TOTALLY loving my birthday present from the bf. The ITrip (pictured below), plays your ipod through any device with an FM reception. Needless to say, I have been BuMpiNg in the car while driving, at home while working out or cooking, and here at the office. My ipod has become as much a part of me as my left foot -playing what I like to call "Dragonfly Radio" 24 hours a day. The only drawback? It drains the battery fast. But, with a car charger, I will be straight.

Thought 2: I should have known that my generous raise came at a steep price: the recent 12 hour shifts and massive amount of projects being thrown at me at once makes me wish I would've fought for even more money.

Thought 3: I can't believe the White Sox won last night the way they did. Did anybody see that bogus call? Now, I don't hate against ANY Chicago team (it's all love with me). BUT, that call was obviously flawed. I actually caught the last few minutes of the game last night when I was searching for the Simpsons on Fox.
Oh well...what's left to say except "GO CHICAGO!!!! KICK SOME ANGELS ASS!!"

Thursday, October 06, 2005

twenty seven years and counting...

Today is my birthday ya'll and blessing are abound everywhere I look - making me so glad to be alive. For instance, I got a much deserved and need raise yesterday (FINALLY). What a birthday gift, huh ? Usually, I am not big on birthday celebrations, but this year I feel refreshed, happy, and ready to shake my behind into my 27th year of existence. I shall be celebrating it from today on into the weekend, be sure of that!!

After all I'm 324 months least thats what this Birthday Calculator says.(link from Trent)

You entered 10/06/1978

Your date of conception was on or about 13 January 1978.
You were born on a Friday
under the astrological sign Libra.
Your Life path number is 5.

The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2443787.5.
The golden number for 1978 is 3.
The epact number for 1978 is 21.
The year 1978 was not a leap year.

As of 10/6/2005 9:43:57 AM CDT
You are 27 years old.
You are 324 months old.
You are 1,409 weeks old.
You are 9,862 days old.
You are 236,697 hours old.
You are 14,201,863 minutes old.
You are 852,111,837 seconds old.
There are 365 days till your next birthday
on which your cake will have 28 candles on it.

Those 28 candles produce 28 BTU's,
or 7,056 calories of heat (that's only 7.0560 food Calories!) .
You can boil 3.20 US ounces of water with that many candles.
In 1978 there were approximately 3.1 million births in the US.
In 1978 the US population was approximately 203,302,031 people, 57.4 persons per square mile.
In 1978 in the US there were approximately 2,152,662 marriages (10.1%) and 1,036,000 divorces (4.9%)
In 1978 in the US there were approximately 1,921,000 deaths (9.5 per 1000)

Your birthstone is Tourmaline
The Mystical properties of Tourmaline
Pink Tourmaline promotes female balance and protection. Green Toumaline promotes male balance.
Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)
Opal, Jasper

Your birth tree is
Rowan, the Sensitivity
Full of charm, cheerful, gifted, without egoism, likes to draw attention, loves life, motion, unrest and even complications, is both dependent and independent, good taste, artistic, passionate, emotional, good company, does not forgive.

There are 80 days till Christmas 2005!

The moon's phase on the day you were
born was waxing crescent.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

every once in a while he just blows me away...

Friday, after a 12 hour workday, I come home to find my dog walked and fed, a delectable dinner cooking, a dozen red roses, and a warm bath drawn WITH my favorite bath salts in it!!

Have I said how wonderful my bf Mike is? I feel like a queen. (sigh)