Thursday, December 30, 2004


Hey everyone, just wanted to check in from my work sabbatical. Been crazy busy and am still looking for that time off. Seems that this vacation has turned me into an errand runner of sorts. A job that I enjoy but not as relaxing as it should be. Just finished up another book and posted my review. Looking forward to getting a little tipsy at the bf's parents house tomorrow night as the week long family adventure continues. I never really realized how much I took for granted the whole living on my own thing until you get lined up with family stuff for a whole week. Then you really realize how much on your own you are when you get back home, lol. I hope everyone is having a safe and relaxing holiday. I am so glad not to be at work I can't even explain it. Yes my evil boss has called but I am not going to let it bother me. I've already got my New Year's resolution in hand: leave work at work. I am really going to try and keep this one. I promise! Leave me a note to say you're still alive too, until then take it easy!

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Ask Away

Not that there are that many people who read this, I figured I'd give it a shot. I got the idea from my friend Vixen and since I asked her questions, I am following the rules.

A) First, recommend to me:

1. a movie.
2. a book.
3. a musical artist, song, or album.

B) Ask me three questions—no more, no less. Ask me anything you want. (I do reserve the right on how candidly I answer)

C) Go to your blog (if you have one), copy and paste this, and allow everyone to ask you anything

Monday, December 13, 2004

A Raven Cocktail

How to make a Raven
3 parts success
5 parts self-sufficiency
3 parts empathy

Method: Blend at a low speed for 30 seconds. Serve with a slice of emotion and a pinch of salt. Yum!

I found that little dash of fun

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Mixed Reviews

Well a little bit of good news on the grad application front. The wayward professor wrote back!! Yes it is true. There has been confirmed contact with the (hopefully) key to my acceptance. So now with t-minus seven days left I can only hope for the absolute best. Keep your fingers crossed, offer special gifts and whatnot to your deity of choice but just something to give me a little more than a fighting chance.

Ok not so good news, I am home sick. Seems that I caught a nasty stomach bug at work. Figures doesn't it. Today I would actually have to say I am on the upswing. Monday night was ugly and yesterday I had to make a showing at work just so the Ice Queen would believe my illness. There is nothing like having the co-workers who like you tell you that you look like crap. Yeah warms you in the cockels of your heart. Slept almost all day because it was just too much effort to do anything else. Today I am taking it easy and trying to eat solid foods again. Maybe that was too much info but at least you can get a laugh out of it somehow.

I am also in the process of getting time off at the end of the month to do absolutely nothing. Well clean the house and get things organized again sure but not much more than that. The bf and I are bummed that there will be no vacationing but we've left a little reminder in the listening parentals to see if they can hook me up early for my birthday. It's at least worth a shot. That's what is new here. I've got to get some more rest but I wanted to get everyone back in the loop. Thanks for leaving me comments, I do enjoy reading them. And to db and vixen, I am taking it easy I promise!

Monday, December 06, 2004

Wondering where my Karma went wrong

So is it the innundation of Catholocism from my youth? Is it the snide remarks I make out of jest to others? Did I wake up on the proverbial wrong side of the bed in life?

I know I have the tendency to worry incessantly about things I cannot control but lately I have just found that life in general is giving me a rough go at it. The job is not getting any better and that is a direct result of my illustrious supervisor who for all intents and purposes seems to have some sort of vindictive drive out against me. I left an hour early on Friday and from the scathing email that I got this morning you would have thought the world was coming to an end. Mind you, I have left this said individual my 24 hour hot line that if anything were to happen I could be contacted. Did I hear from my job? Not one word. Naturally I thought everything was copacetic. I guess not. This is the classic one liner I was left by my always "on the go" boss: Also, let me know when you are leaving for an extended period, especially for the day, so we both have an accounting for leave used. (To give all of you loyal readers a bit of background on this: I rarely if ever leave for lunch since I brown bag it and don't mind catching the phones for people who need to run errands and whatnot on their break. I am ok with this set up. There have been many times since we made the big switch just less than a month ago that i was answering phones for 5 offices counting my own. While that may not sound like much to some of you, I've got to say that since November, this has been a happening place. Now as for my boss, the person in queston has a way of disappearing and leaving their cell phone in the office so they are in essence in communicado. When you've got the title that my boss holds, you can't do that.) This type of behavior ensued before the promotion and under a small degree has improved but not by that much.

I've come to the end of my rope and I don't know what more there is to say. At least I am doing much much better about keeping work stuff at work. That kept me awake for many nights. Not so much anymore. Now as a nighttime companion I've got splitting headaches to keep me tossing and turning. I need a vacation. But fundage is saying otherwise. Oh well. The plight of the new frontier. Leave words of inspiration if you would like. Try for me to take a new angle on things, make it interesting, LOL.

Thursday, December 02, 2004

'Tis the Season

I am sure you expected some tome about the holiday season. Well I hate to disappoint but this is my little rantage about stress at work. Living in the hurricane proving grounds otherwise known as Florida, things have been a bit hectic for us especially for governments around the state. I work for the man and now that elections are over and our Legislature is set, things are full throttle here in the state capital. That being said, if someone could tell me where November went I'd really like to know.....

Seriously though it's been spastic city around here, I've definitely missed my angsty rantage. I'm going to have to keep it to a minimum though, too many people at this place called work like to sneak up behind me and be all nosy about what I am doing. I really hate that. I mean everyone else gets an office but the person who does the most work (you guessed it, the admin asst) is stuck out to pasture with a half cubicle. Oh well. I could be working three different part time jobs to make ends meet or be jobless. I am starting my resolutions early and one of them is to complain less. We'll see how long that lasts.

But for all of the faithful out there here is my caveat regarding bloggage: my busy season started two months early. I'll be back and forth like you wouldn't believe until May-ish. So expect some wacky rantings or peculiar entries. But if it were anything else, you know you would be disappointed.

Updates: Check the sidebar for my latest html coding prowess. Yep, I've added the books I am reading category with a pretty picture and linkage. I figured why not. I might even add linkage to the books I've already read as suggestions to others. Not sure how that will work since I am sure you'd rather have my take on it rather than the generic web site I link to. We'll see. This book quest is not merely to encourage my favorite pastime. I have to give ultimate credit to a fellow friend and blogger who asked me how to do it and I really made sure I learned and experimented on my own page before I sent the coding to her. I'm just a swell kind of kid like that.

I'd write more but the boss finally decided to grace us with their presence so I've got to cut down on the window juggling. I will attempt to be more vigilant in the future. If you're reading this, leave me a comment so I don't think that I am writing this to myself. Goofy or not, I just like to know if there are others benefiting from my fantastic verbal vistas.