Saturday, February 28, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
I so appreciated that. I appreciate the feedback, and that they are so inclined to help make my job meaningful to me, and just feeling that I can bring the subject up if I ever need or want to, and be met positively, means so so much. I'm so lucky to work at such a great place doing something I love and with such great people. I really had no idea when I started working there 2 1/2 years ago that it would all become what it is to me now. And it's almost hard to believe I've been in the acct. dept. for a year! It went so fast!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
I'm so thankful for my parents. The many ways they do and always have shown support and love. I am a lucky lucky girl.
To err is human:
-to forgive divine
-to arr is pirate
-to 'screw up' is part of the languange
-to give up isn't a bad idea
-to report it is another matter
-to Eruv is Jewish
-to blame someone else shows good management skills
-to forgive just takes a good PR campaign and a spot on CNN
-to Moo, Bovine
There were tons of different ones, I think the first one is the original one though, wouldn't you say?
Monday, February 23, 2009
"It's four thirty. Time to smoke some weed."
I laughed out loud.
At this very moment I wonder about:
-My little brother joining the army, if he's carefully considered it
-If they're going to make me retake the Business Law credit, even though I already took it at Snow College
-If people who voted for Obama still feel the same
-Making through the next ten months
-If it wouldn't be smart to quit working and pound the classes out, for the sake of my tired brain
-If our savings would hold for that long
-If I would regret quitting big time (I would, for sure)
-What smoking weed is like the first time (not that i would do it)
-If the doctor will give me those pills or if I'll just be embarrassed asking for them
-If I can be skinny by August
-Alison's pictures, and how different her surroundings look
-If eating those raspberries is going to make her sick
-If I'm just being the "victim" or if I'm genuinely burned out
-If I'll win that bid on ebay for my mom
1. He's sitting in front of the TV, what is on the screen? Gangland, 20/20, Extreme Makeover Home Edition, Family Guy, a football (or basketball) game, or a movie he rented.
2. You're out to eat; what kind of dressing does he get on his salad? Bleu cheese or Thousand Island, but he likes all kind of dressings. And dips, and sauces, and condiments, etc. etc.
3. What's one food he doesn't like? Cherries
4. You go out to eat and have a drink. What does he order? Diet anything. Prolly Mtn. Dew
5. Where did he go to high school? Umatilla, Oregon
6. What size shoe does he wear? 10
7. If he was to collect anything, what would it be? Autographs
8. What is his favorite type of sandwich? Philly Cheesesteak
9. What would this person eat every day if he could? Hmm that's tough, he likes a lot of different stuff
11. What would he never wear? I don't know, but he does occasionally wear socks with sandals (it's so cute)
12. What is his favorite sports team? The Chargers
13. Who did he vote for? Didn't
14. Who is his best friend? me
15.What is something that you do that he wishes that you didn't do? I think way too much and am too opinionated
16. What is his heritage? Jehova's Witness
17. You bake him a cake for his birthday, what kind is it? Confetti cake with Neapolitan ice cream
18. Did he play sports in high school? Yes baseball
19. What could he spend hours doing? Watching movies
Sunday, February 22, 2009
My little brother almost signed up for the army this weekend. He and a friend of his whose dad is in the army. Right as they were about to leave, the friend's dad called and said he'd have a recruiter come to the house sometime this week instead. He thought that would be better. The army might be really good for Erik - I know he'd do well - but scary too (for us, anyway.) He's not even out of highschool yet.
Geoff and I doubled with Jared and Ashlee last night and went to this marriage seminar thing in Lehi, by this guy who has a radio show and writes books and does counseling. It was kind of fun and informative. I want to write what we learned but will do it later.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
That's the view of a brain from the top down. I know it's so high-tech. (Jackson would love that. He caught me writing on a paper-calendar once and gave me an earful). It was about our individual preferences for cognitive processing. Not necessarily our personality traits, or our strengths and weaknesses, but preferences.
Well, he gave us a little history about the study some guy did who cut people's brains in half to try and cure epilepsy, and the things they discovered upon doing so. Then he got into that diagram.
Logic - Order - Emotion - Vision. If you score a 1 in a category, it means you'd prefer to avoid it. A 2 means you don't love it but you can stand it. A 3 means you strongly prefer that category. Pluses and Minuses are just nuances on the number you recieve. Mine and Geoff's scores are as follows:
I was very surprised at Geoff's results. Surprised that he is more right-brained than left, and who would've thought he'd be the emotional one? ha ha. I've always considered him the least needy person on the planet. He actually likes his space, in fact. Instructor said high emotional scores mean that trust is very important. Which I guess is sooo true because he just hates to think that I don't trust him. And when I first met him, he did want to be a nurse. I think he would be great at it, although I think there were some classes that changed his mind. But you never know.
And I guess mine makes sense; I am in the right major. I figure it means I like to have order even if my "order" makes no sense? Hmmm.
The instructor said if the results are correct than I need to quit being so focused on the day-to-day order, or schedule, (done, done, and off to the next), and spend more time with Geoff, because he needs that. Ha ha, I think I can live with that. It is my favorite thing to do after all.
There was much more to glean from this lesson, but I'm not going into it right now.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Make me a witness
take me out
out of darkness
out of doubt
I won't weigh you down
with good intention
won't make fire out of clay
or other inventions
Will we burn in heaven
like we do down here
will the change come
while we're waiting
Everyone is waiting
And when we're done
and we carried the weight
and died for a cause
right before our eyes
will mercy be revealed
or blind us where we stand
Will we burn in heaven
like we do down here
will the change come
while we're waiting
everyone is waiting
Everyone has beliefs about heaven, but all aside, the song is very good.
In the afternoon we went to Jared and Ashlee's for some yummy fondue and a few sexy games! It was way fun. I love getting together with them.
Friday, February 13, 2009
When I got home from work Geoff had bought me TONS of chocolate, all kinds, and lots of Lindt chocolate, which I just love. He is such a sweetheart. I fall more in love with him each day, seriously. He has shown me so much, especially the last few weeks, how committed he is to our marriage and making it work. I just can't believe I have such an amazing man in my life. I really could not ask for more! Tonight we got Cafe Rio and rented movies and we're going to chill, I'm really excited!
I've been thinking a lot about my little sister too, hoping she's doing okay. (She seems to be, in her weekly email.) I bought the new Britney Spears CD. (I LOVE the song Lace and Leather.) And I was driving home from work today, pondering at why I continue to buy Britney Spears at age 24, and I thought, "Alison would totes understand..." and then, "Oh. I miss Al."
Thursday, February 12, 2009
I was probably about 10 or 11 years old and had just walked to a friend's house - a girl named Cassandra LeChemenont, who was new in the neighborhood. It was October and they had one of those paper skeletons with the moveable joints pinned up on their front door. I believe it was the first time I'd ever seen one, because I got the biggest kick out of it. I started playing with its limbs, making it talk, burp, say 'excuse me' and who knows what else, and I'm pretty sure I was giggling the whole time. After a few minutes I heard an older guy's voice from the inside say, "Is she going to knock or what?" and the door flung wide open to one of her older brothers, looking at me with a smirk on his face. You can bet I was embarrassed that they'd been watching me the whole time.
What a funny little weirdo! Ha ha! Easily entertained. Probably not much has changed.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Mom popped in to see me at work today! She brought lunch. She made my whole day! My mom is so cute. Some may say I'm biased, but seriously, my mom is the cutest mom ever. My dad was talking about how it just wows him the way she gets along with people. They are just drawn to her happy, outgoing, and warm personality. She's very talented that way (and let's face it, cute is just cute anyway.)
Well I haven't blogged since Sunday, but would you believe that every spare minute since then has been filled with school? Okay, not every spare minute - late last night we laid in bed and watched the Biggest Loser on divver (It's faster when you can skip through the commercials.) But other than that, it really has. I've had two exams this week and Geoff has four. Surprisingly there's a lot to do even after dropping two classes, but the great thing about it now is I feel good about the amount of time there is to do it in. It's soooo nice to not feel so pressured all the time... almost nice enough to take it just two at a time until I'm done. Almost.
Our human performace instructor had us take an online quiz in preparation for next week's meeting. "Theory day," which is the best of them all because we just get to sit there and soak it in, and it's usually something interesting. He gets into the psychological aspects of human performance, which I enjoy. He encouraged us to have our spouses or significant others take it too, so I'm kind of curious about what it's going to be. He even said our spouses were invited to the meeting, but Geoff is too shy to come. But he did at least take the quiz for me. Sweetheart.
We're getting together with Jared and Ashlee on Valentine's day, and Ashlee has really planned some fun stuff, so I look forward to that too.
I feel so happy. I've been so blessed with so much. I don't think I could ask for more. Life - though sometimes stressful and, well, bananas - is beautiful.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Check out my mane, dudes: (and dudettes, of course)
I love having pink hair. Except this time, she dyed my ear pink, too. (oops). I was able to get most of it off in the shower though.
Took a nap today and forgot to wake up for church. Well, I set my alarm but I think I turned it off in my sleep, meaning to push snooze or something. (my oops). Have had the most wonderful weekend with my handsome stud though. We've watched movies and eaten all kinds of delicious junk. Now I'm just studying for some exams for this week and finishing up homework.
My family took my little brother down south over the weekend so he could compete in a long-distance, endurance motorcycle race. I was worried about him, but they seem to have come back in one piece.
Friday, February 6, 2009
I thought about it later, after my blood stopped boiling, and wondered how someone in involved in such a shameless con sceme, who berates the very customers they're trying to rip off, to their face, can live with themselves. Honestly, if I knew what I was doing every day was so wrong, and fighting with "customers" on the phone about it all day every day, I would be the most miserable person on earth.
My boss was just going to pay the invoice so he wouldn't have to deal with them, but I guess I'm a little more stubborn than that. I'm normally a quiet person and would rather not fight about stuff. I should probably be more professional about these things, but I will have it out with someone if the mood strikes And if they ask for it.
I promise I'm going to try and have more positive posts up here real soon.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
I've been listening to a lot of rock lately, it makes me feel good. I'd more or less given up on the modern rock genre, but there is actually some good stuff out there right now. It's in the playlist! My favorites are the lyrics to Gwen Stefani's Hollaback Girl: Let me hear you say this sh-- is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S, This sh-- is bananas! B! A-N-A-N-A-S! But I headbanged so hard to bawitdaba that it made it hard to hold my head up straight for a few days (Obviously I'm an amateur headbanger). Well, gotta meet Geoff at class then we're off to the gym!
UPDATE: Okay, so the gym is like, crazy-packed these days. Everyone's all gung-ho on their new year's resolutions.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
I am sooooo sleepy today! Yawn! (might have to grab some caffeine). That commercial by careerbuilder.com was hilarious.