Friday, July 30, 2004

Business-Casual Friday

I'm wearing khaki pants today, and it's the most dressed-down I've been all week.  I've only worn jeans twice in the past 2 weeks.  It's amazing going into a store now because I gravitate towards work clothes rather than 'fun' clothes.  Old Navy is less-than-interesting any more, because I cant wear 95 percent of it to work!!!  The idea of denim capri's, t-shirts and flip-flops just don't factor into my Monday-Friday apparel anymore, and isn't that just kind of sad?

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

"Think of it like a savings account"

I have been at my new job for 6 weeks now.  I love it.  I mean I LOVE IT.  It's great.  I love what I do, and the people I work with, and the office I work in, and the area I work in.  Everything is great.  There is one minor hiccup.  Do I really work here?  Over the past few weeks we have been fighting our employee services people because according to them I dont work here.  But I'm here everyday.  Whats the problem?  Apparently, because I was transferred from within the company and didn't start as a 'new hire' paperwork that is submitted for me keeps getting rejected and it's been one hiccup after another. 

The good thing is I'm getting paid; however, still out of my old division.  The bad thing is I'm not getting paid correctly.  I'm missing a week of pay, 5 weeks of the difference between my old wage and my new one, and 20 hours of overtime...which I can't touch, because I cant get paid for it!  They keep telling me its coming and my favorite line so far is "Think of it like a savings account.  You'll get it, you just can't spend it yet."  Great.  Oh well, when it does come, I'm gonna be rich! :)

Oh and by the way...I LOVE MY JOB!!!


Monday, July 26, 2004

Do you want your tots?

Marisa, Elaine and I went to see Napoleon Dynamite over the weekend.  Hands down it was the best movie I've seen all year, and maybe even the year before.  It's been awhile since I've wanted to not only recite every line from a movie, but also see the movie over and over again.  So all I have to say is:

Do you want your tots?


Get your own!

I have a chat room meeting at 4.

I could make 150.00 in like 5 seconds.

No!  You feed Tina!

I'd say we're pretty serious, we're up to chatting for like two hours everyday.

This one tastes like the cow got into an onion patch.

I could go on forever...just go see it!

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Mental Blur

This week has been Crazy...with a capital 'C'.  Moving offices, different hours, economics final, etc.  Some things have made me giggle today though...
I e-mailed the guy that I went on a few dates with earlier this year, that I stopped dating because he refused to wear deodorant.  I am NOT planning on dating him again, but I was bored...and he actually wrote back.  Seriously, sometimes I just like to test people.  Why would he want to talk to someone who told him he smells?
A co-worker said to me:  "I'm still trying to place you're accent."  Ok...apparently I don't sound so much like I just stepped off a flight direct from Minneapolis! :)
The same co-worker today had this box full of little plastic bunnies.  On the bottom of each one is a little phrase like "I'm not listening"...however, the best one is "You're ugly.  And that's sad." 
Hee Hee Hee

Sunday, July 18, 2004


I just found out that I can now change my font and font font-tacular is that. 
Had the family birthday party yesterday which was fun.  Thank you Marisa and Elaine for being my 'dates' for the afternoon. 

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Work Ethic

I'm from the Midwest, and people from that area of the country are generally known for having a 'strong work ethic'. I have heard employers say in their hiring process that they look for people from the Midwest because of this trait. It means that you have a job to work, you show up on time, you leave when you are suppose to, you don't take 2 hour lunches, you do your work and you put some pride into it. Now of course there are people from the Midwest who don't work hard, but for the greater population, it's just a way of life. I have a strong work ethic, its just part of who I am.

So you can imagine my suprise when I have co-workers who don't show up until after 10 and then leave at 4, and it just leaves me dumbfounded because how does that add up to a full 8 hours? I would never in my wildest dreams be able to do that...I'd feel guilty, and dishonest..I mean they are PAYING you to WORK for 8 hours a really, SHOULDN'T YOU WORK?

Tuesday, July 13, 2004


Happy Sweet 16 Jerica!

Holy COW was I tired last night. I had a class meeting (don't even get me started), then I went home, read a couple of chapters in a book and promtly fell asleep for an hour and a half. I woke up, watched "Who Wants to Marry My Dad" (DUMB) and then spied on my neighbors having a HUGE fight in the parking lot. OH. MY. GOD! I am surrounded by white trash! So when I finally did try to go to sleep I couldn't, thanks to the nap. So I lay awake thining of the most random crap, like mentally sorting through my clothes in the closet of what I need to throw out, when really I should just get up and do it, because I'm CERTAINLY NOT SLEEPING! It must be that I'm getting older and need less sleep. I used to be able to sleep in until 10, take a 2 hour nap in the late afternoon and still go to bed early...not anymore. And I know my cats think my lack of sleep is hilarious, because I'm trying to sleep and there they are sound asleep on the floor, plotting in their little kitty-dreamed filled heads how they will pounce on me 5 minutes after I'm asleep just because they can.

Monday, July 12, 2004

I think I'm in Love...

With John Mayer!!! Heather, Elaine, Marisa and I went to see him last night at the White River Ampitheatre for my birthday (woo-hoo 26). He was AWESOME!! He played all the songs I love (and all the ones that Marisa "oh my god I LOVE this song" loves). The ampitheatre was awesome, our seats were smack in the center with a perfect view. I was rockin' my new poncho and sunglasses and it was the perfect end to a perfect b-day.

I got spoiled with presents from my friends and family (you guys are AWESOME)! I can't wait to put them all to good use.

A birthday is just another day, but a birthday with those that you love around you (or calling from 1000 miles away) is what makes the day great.

Sunday, July 11, 2004

Hey Hey

It's my Birthday!!! More to come...

Friday, July 09, 2004


My mom took me out to dinner last night for my birthday, and she asked me if I had been dating anyone. And I looked at her and said, "And when do I have time for that?". It's true. I would love to date someone, but I feel like after school and work and my friends and family, I have like zero time left over...maybe I'll meet someone in the same boat and then we can spend our little bit of time together?

2 days out from my 26th birthday (no longer early twenties) and now wondering:

Do I need to use eye cream...every night?

Wednesday, July 07, 2004


I've got a year left and that feels great. I know I havent had a break in 2 years, and thats ok, but sometimes school crap just puts me OVER THE EDGE. Now mind you I had about 6 chapters and 2 papers to write for class tonight, not to mention the 6 chapters that are due EVERY week in this class. Oh no. So I have to meet with my 'team' once a week to work on a team assignment, although this week we switched our meeting day because of the holiday. Now that would normally be fine, but I had plans I made months ago for last night so I couldnt go to the meeting. Instead, in advance mind you, advised that I wouldnt be there; however, to let me know what part/section to do and I WOULD DO IT. But I get the draft of the paper (one 1 1/2 pages mind you) without my name on it. WHAT THE HELL!!! I'm there every meeting and do whatever is asked of me...I told you in advance, this isn't Kindergarten...chill the F--K out people!!!

Monday, July 05, 2004


Marisa and I spent a good hour freezing before we got to enjoy the awesome fireworks display in downtown Bellevue. It's amazing how small you feel under a huge sky filled with fireworks. You look around you and notice all of these faces turned towards the sky in awe and wonder, because could there be anything more beautiful than colors dancing across the sky (and set to music)? Regardless of age, I will never fail to be amazed that how COOL fireworks are. :)

Sunday, July 04, 2004

The 4th

Happy 4th to everyone I know and love.

Friday, July 02, 2004


I love beauty products. I do. That includes hair care, nail care, makeup, hair accesories, skin care, perfume etc. At what point do you open up your drawers filled with these items and go "I now have enough"? Does that point ever come?

Last night I bought shave gel (not like i don't have 3 already, but it was a new scent). I also bought some spray for your hair to use on the 2nd day after you wash it to 'revitalize' and 'energize' your hairstyle, so you don't have to over wash. I also bought some frizz creme, although I woulnt never consider my hair to be frizzy. Also there was some cuticle scrub purchased, and had to hold myself back on a new nail polish and some gold hair powder mean 'to accentuate shine'.

And y'all already know I have a thing about having multiple different deororants at all times. :)

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Awww...uh-huh...isn't that nice

Things that have given me the warm fuzzies the last couple of days:

Car flirting with shamelessly young (but still legal) men.

Endless kudos from my boss and new staff members on my talents and achievements (yes, apparently I have achievements).

Gas being less than 2.00...finally!

Bellevue Square...3 blocks away.

Sourcing a resume with Seattle spelled wrong...he he he. (Thats a great way to get in the door buddy!)

Dinner with friends the next 2 nights in a row!