Wednesday, February 20, 2002

Hello All!

So much to say, so little time.

JJ's father in law passed away this weekend, so I spend Friday night, Saurday and part of Sunday with little Jaydon while they spent time with him before he passed, and while they mde the arrangements. I have to say that is was very heard to watch a family go through that, fully knowing the cause of his death was his own. He died from smoking-related emphysema. More than ever, I am thankful for the constant prodding of my friends to get me to quit smoking. It has been almost 9 months now!

Going to Wendover w/G this weekend for a bit of R&R. I love my parents, but Lord, they can be trying. (I just don't look forward to the day when there are no more calls, you know? Enjoy them while I can!) I am looking forward to the Jaunt, a bit o' gambling and a LOT of sleep.

New feature, my Things to do Before I Die ... or Turn 40. I think we should all have one of those lists. How about you guys? Brave enough to publish it? *nudge nudge*


By Lucinda Rosenfeld

1. Don't tell her how much money you make; sell your personality, not your susceptibility to extortionist divorce settlements.

2. Don't get drunk. You look stupid, and you say stupid things.

3. Do not attempt to rub knees unless you're getting serious signals. These do not include yawning, blinking, or wearing a skimpy top.

4. Don't say her "chi is stalled." New Age men make great yoga instructors. That doesn't mean she wants to date one.

5. Do not use the word "proactive" unless she's specifically told you of her mad attraction to motivational speakers.

6. Do not refer to your "issues" unless she's specifically told you of her mad attraction to men in analysis.

7. Don't dress creatively. On a first date, she needs reassurance that you're normal. Prove you're a "funky guy" some other time.

8. Don't give everything away, especially on the family/ex-girlfriend tragedy front.(a) You'll need something to talk about on the second and third dates. And (b) there's a very real chance she may never return from the ladies' room.

9. Avoid leaving your shirt unbuttoned to your navel. Imagination is a powerful thing.

10. Avoid the Ricky Martin impersonation; dancing is risky and also provokes questions (see number 7).

11. Don't go on and on about high school. There's a certain kind of man for whom the mid- to late teen years still factor as the most glorious period of his life. Chances are she is not interested in getting to know this man any better.

12. If it was your idea to go out, it's your responsibility to pick up the check. If it was hers, split it.

13. Don't wear dirty socks or underwear. (You never know.)

Friday, February 15, 2002

Oh, how ADORABLE! And fitting... Rainbows...

See what Care Bear you are.

Oh, Wow, BIG Shocker...

Which John Cusack Are You?

What a Valentines Day...

So, I woke up to a 3 foot white stuffed teddy bear sitting on the front seat of my car... with a box of chocolates and a chocolate rose. THAT is how to start a day. Except that I had to go to work, which is getting to be a bit of a chore lately. Anywhoo, G took me to see "A Beautiful Mind" and out to dinner, which was really, really nice. We have a good time when we are together, it seems we are getting back to being the friends we have always wanted to be.

Right now, I am babysitting at JJ's place while she and her husband are up at the hospital with his Step-father, who is in late stages of Respiratory Failure. We are watching Blue's Clues... it is actually quite entertaining. Oh, to be so amused.

I need to run Jaydon a bath now, the video is wrapping up.

Oh and, *yeah* for the Olympics, just as long as it doesn't interfere with my morning commute. (grin)

Tuesday, February 12, 2002



If I were a character in The Lord of the Rings, I would be Galadriel, Elf, Queen of Lothlorien, wife of Celeborn and grandmother of Arwen.

In the movie, I am played by Cate Blanchett.

Who would you be?
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Wednesday, February 06, 2002

Got a Minute...

And only a minute. Looks like I will be getting my new computer in a couple of weeks, which should help on the blogging front, as well as my emails. It's been hard not having access. G brought her computer over last nite so we could attempt to start on the stuff I need for my taxes (I had a business this year, ya know...). We got quite far, I am impressed. Now, I just have to get it all down in a logical spreadsheet, with all my backup behind it, and I should be looking at a helleva nice refund. There were a couple of months where I lost more money than I brought it. Who knew?

What else... what else... looking forward to VD day, even though I technically don't have a Valentine this year. G brought me a Valentine last nite, and it was adorable, so maybe I'll keep her this year *wink*. Work is, well, hell as usual. Why are Greeks so grumpy?

Love out to William, he is in my thoughts and prayers. His mom fell ill, and he had to fly home last week to help tend to her. And he still found time to send his Grandmother's authentic German Struedle receipe. Awesome, to say the least.

SOOOOOO, what is everyone doing for Valentines?? COMMENTS?

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What FIGHT CLUB character are you?

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Friday, February 01, 2002

I am Going to Kill My Boss

So, today was the day I could’ve easily ended up in jail.

But you all would be proud. I kept my temper in check and still have a job AND my freedom.

I have a problem with bosses who say one thing, mean another, and want something else entirely. And I let my boss know today that I wasn’t his whipping girl…hell, if I wanted abuse, I would’ve stayed at the hospital.

I won’t go into horrible detail, but suffice it to say lunch consisted of comfort café mocha and dark chocolate espresso beans. It works.

I also have to share a pet peeve of mine. I sit in front of a LARGE window in a beautiful office building, right on the first floor. My office overlooks the handicapped parking stalls in front of my building. Several times during the day, people, who are not disabled, park in those stalls “only for a minute”. This drives me INSANE! I could make Salt Lake County sooooo much money if they gave me a ticket book. At $50 bucks a pop, I am thinking I could generate AT LEAST $500 a day in revenue. Over an average 23-working-day month, I would generate about $11,500. Of course, it would decrease dramatically as soon as people figured out that they CAN’T park in those stalls. There are only two of them, it’s not like the entire parking lot or anything. Gawd, can’t people just walk 5 feet or so? GEESH!!!

Oh, and if you decide to visit your girlfriend in her car during lunch, don’t make out where everyone can see you… while you’re both smoking. It’s just gross.