Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Memorial Day Camping
I went camping this weekend with Jimmy and his friends. It was a really great time
despite the cold, the mud and the rain Sunday afternoon through Monday. I laughed a lot, drank a lot, and met some really great people.
Have You Ever??
Have you ever been immobilized by your own stupidity? You do something so idiotic that you can't even believe you did it and then you can't do anything for like 30-40 minutes because you're caught in a replay of that moment over and over again. And you are completely blown away by your own dysfunction? Yeah, that happened to me today.
Friday, May 27, 2005
Surround Me with "CAUTION" Tape for your Own Protection
I am a walking hazard zone. If it can be tripped over, spilled, dropped, kicked, shattered, or if your head can be hit on it, I'm usually first to it. I can honestly say that I have probably hit my head on more things than the average human being.
This stems from the fact that I just dumped iced tea all over my desk and keyboard. And it's not the first time this week. Earlier this week, Mike was at my desk and I spilled water all over his leg, my desk, and the floor. We're talking a full liter here. Disaster = me.
Friday Five1. Describe your education:
High School: Sachem
College: Ithaca College - Graduated with a BS in Communications (writing concentration, Russian minor [unofficial])
I just love that I have a BS -- it's so appropriate.2. What's the last class you attended?
Man, probably some kind of training here at work. Developer Days ASP.NET, maybe?3. Which do you think is more critical: classroom learning or real life experience?
Real Life Experience. No doubt about it. You can read all the books you want, but I don't think that you truly "get" something until you actually do it.4. What subject would you like to learn more about?
What subject *wouldn't* I like to learn about? I'd love to know more about marine biology, cars, coding, and tons of other stuff.5. Given the choice, would you sit in the front of a classroom or in the back?
The back. All the cool kids are doin' it.
Thursday, May 26, 2005
Five Happy Things
- I drank my 2 liters of water today for the first time in weeks.
- Demetrius and I breaking into our fabulous rendition of "Nobody Knows...the Trouble I've Seen..."
- All that cilantro I had at lunch. mmmmmmmmm
- My Style from the new CD. (click the Monkey Business Player to hear it.) JUSTIN with the Black Eyed Peas!!!!
- The loves of my life.
Why Is It?
There's a ramp here at work that leads down into our office's lobby. (It's because of the raised floor down here in IT.) Anyway, most people can treat it as a normal part of our 'grounds' but for some reason I always have to run that particular part. The sad part is that I didn't know until recently that I was doing it - it was pointed out to me. Granted, sometimes it's because I'll drink a liter of water and not get up for hours.
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
All Scaredy Now
The end of the Alias season finale totally scared the crap out of me. Poor Vaughn
. I'd marry you even if you were bad. Especially if you were bad
. :-)Yeah, hi, I'm 12 years old. Where's my Teen Beat?
Things I Saw on My Run Today
- A packet of unused icing. (How can you eat your Toaster Strudel without it???)
- Doggy diarrhea
- A light blue lego
- An adorable puppy in a backpack on a kid's back who was riding a bike (the kid, not the dog.)
- The most mangled mash of dandelion stems I've ever seen
- A big black crow ("Hey little thing, let me light your candle
'Cause mama I'm sure hard to handle, now, gets around")
- A baby blanket
- One of those cool snowball bushes. (where the flowers look like snowballs)
- One bunny
I have lifted my self-imposed every other day chocolate ban. I still feel that I eat way too much chocolate, but I've been restricting myself to eating it every other day for about five months now and I haven't seen any change in the way I feel or how much I weigh. So, I'm just gonna eat it whenever I want. Yay for me. :-)
It must be nice to be blonde and pretty.
Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Lucy picked me two years ago today. I still remember her little puppy face poking through the chain link fence. I kneeled down to get a look at her and she put her paw out. I melted. My little bunny girl was quite lovey this morning, which is a bit out of character for her. When I got to work today I took a look at my calendar and saw that it was two years ago that she came into my life. Maybe she was thanking me. :-) She is the cutest.
Monday, May 23, 2005
Where Yummy and Music Collide
. That voice just wraps around you like a blanket.
From "Dandelion"Born of restless night the moon as a pearl
Playing games down inside your soft warm world
Hear my voice I know that you can
You're the fire in my eyes
The sun as a man
Seasons come along and seasons go
And what they'll leave behind
I don't pretend to know
I'm afraid that all I have missed
Will loom very large when the darkness lifts
Only Pibb could make a hot snack
The Snow White Experience
My drive into work today was like chuck full o' animals. Started with Lucy and Hudson, and of course birds. Then I saw tons of rabbits and prairie dogs. Then I saw a herd of like 7 deer where I've never seen them before. Then traffic came to a dead stop and I couldn't figure out why. A mama duck was in the middle of the road with her little chicks and people didn't want to run them over. Baby ducks are the fuzziest cutest things. Very strange drive in.
Friday, May 20, 2005
Friday Five1. How tall are you?
5 foot 8 inches2. When is the last time you stood up for yourself?
Almost every day. But, probably yesterday.3. Are you scared of heights?
No.4. Tell us a tall tale:
I was always the tallest girl in my class until about 8th grade.5. Wookie-hookie: Did you see the new Star Wars movie?
Yup, I saw it on Wednesday night. NERD ALERT!
Thursday, May 19, 2005
It was good. (Episode III)
Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Again, with the thinking...
- Vacuum the car.
- How many sit-ups does a girl have to do to get a six pack? I mean, come on!
- I want another tattoo by the end of the summer. (or more likely, the end of this year)
- I want to be in Hawaii. Right now. Thank you.
- As I was walking into the building this morning, I heard the wind rustling the new leaves on the trees and it made me want me just want to lie under it all day.
- I need to not be so generous with underarm deodorant applications when wearing sleeveless shirts. White pit rims on shirts are not very attractive --clean, and nice smelling yes.
- It totally grossed me out last night that Lucy had a whole mouse in her mouth.
- It's time to go bathing suit shopping. Lord help me.
- Green tea makes me giddy.
- I'm tired of the German propaganda spam that is bombarding the webmaster alias of our work website.
- I need a tan.
- I am crazy.
- I know Jason got me a ticket for Star Wars tonight, but will my ass actually go???
This is me yelling at myself:
Heather, Clean your dirty ass car. If it collects anymore dog hair it's going to start barking. One or two nose marks are cute, but 100s of them on each window makes it hard to see. Time to put the Dyson
to work...some hardcore, heavy-duty, hairball-sucking work.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005
...a good day despite the fact that I dropped red nail polish on the upper-right thigh of my favorite jeans, that I smacked myself in the face with my own badge while talking with my hands, and that Audioslave's CD release got moved to next week. 'Twas a good day because I wore my gold shoes.
Is it wrong that I just smelled my shirt because I like the way that I smell?
Happy Birthday Jon-Paul
Hope you have an awesome day!
Sunday, May 15, 2005
A Small World Kinda Day
Today was a "holy crap, no way!" kinda day. It started out ordinary. Woke up after a fun BBQ last night at a friend's house. Watched the Will Ferrell hosted SNL that I taped last night and then caught the season finale of "Project Greenlight" on Bravo.
Wanted to go hiking, but JP suggested we take the dogs to the dog park. Went there, and they had loads of fun
and were VERY good off-leash. Surprisingly so. After about an hour and a half we headed back on a round-about trail. When we were nearing the parking lot, someone caught my eye. I thought to myself, "no, way, not possible," but as I got closer, my gut was telling me yes. So, mustering some courage, I squeaked out, "Jeff?" and thankfully the guy looked at me. And after a few seconds, a wave of recognition crossed his face.
"Oh my God! No Way!" he said in response.
It was Jeff freakin' McLean, one of my best friends from high school.
I gave him a hug in a state of disbelief.
What are the odds that I would see someone that I haven't seen in over 13 years at a dog park in some Po-dunk town in suburban Denver, Colorado? Slim-to-none, thank you very much.
It is so random that I saw him at that time and place. It blows my mind actually and makes me truly believe in the "it's a small world" mindset. I gave him my phone numbers, and I really hope he calls so that we can catch up.
It should be really interesting to get to know Jeff McLean again.
Friday, May 13, 2005
Friday Five1. Do you believe in love at first sight? Why or why not?
Yes. Have I experienced it? No, not with people. [With dogs, yes.] But I do believe that it happens and I think those people are incredibly lucky.2. What physical feature attracts you the most (romantically) to another person?
Eyes, smile, athletic build. 3. What do you think is the biggest benefit of being in a romantic relationship?
Having someone to love. And always having someone to do something with.4. Biggest downside?
Getting on each other's nerves.5. Has your idea of love and romance changed? If so, how?
I don't think my idea of love has changed. Love is love, I believe it is an unchanging element that has existed since the beginning of time. We experience it on many levels and in many different forms, but what love is, never changes.
And I've never been one for romance - so my idea of that has *never* changed. I'm not quite anti-romance, but it makes me uncomfortable. Itchy, almost. :-)
Thursday, May 12, 2005
Five Happy Things
1. Iced green tea
2. A semi-decent haircut
3. Being forthright
4. Grey Goose
It's that time of year
It's that time of year where there is so much turmoil and change and growth and reorganization that it is just overwhelming. I'm talking about myself and everyone around me. I can feel it and I can see it. And I wish I could scoop everyone up, give them a big hug and tell them it's all going to be okay. And then fix it all.
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
It is not the BreedThis
makes me so sick I can't even handle it.
Tuesday, May 10, 2005
Losin' my Shit (aka - You can suck it!)
Don't call me sweetie.
Don't call me honey. (Well, my Mom can, because she means it.)
Don't create drama because I will just act more laid back and disinterested, just to piss you off.
Don't condescend to me.
Don't put your shit on me. Just because you think it's right - doesn't mean it is.
Because I will then lose my shit, and no one wants to see the that.
Sad, but I can't imagine the pressureFears of a Clown
A radio station was playing songs from 1992-93 today. It's funny how all those songs can bring you back to the feelings you had then. I was sooooo happy at that point in my life. I was in my freshman year of college, took up a varsity sport, made some awesome friends and started to become an independent person.
Monday, May 09, 2005
Note to self
"Wish I was as big as you| You'd have to tell the truth|I'd be nothing you could hurt| Nothing you could use"
Is it sad or is it a sign of semi-addiction when the only thing that makes your stomach ache go away is a Pepsi? Yummy yummy goodness.
Sunday, May 08, 2005
Happy Mother's Day!
To the coolest, prettiest, nicest, smartest, most wonderful lady in the world!
Saturday, May 07, 2005
"Pullin’ me down, down | I can’t go on this way"
I did something completely out of character today. Instead of sucking-it-up for non-confrontation sake, I defended myself and then walked away. Something snapped in me and I decided this is the day that I start making changes. Big ones. No one is going to defend me but me. Whenever the insults, negativity and anger fly - I'm out. I'm tired of the tears and the pain and the self-doubt. It's about time that I step up. I can't be that person anymore.
It's crazy how oblivious I can be sometimes. There are some amazing people out there who are so perceptive, that they knock you off your feet when they call you on your shit. I'm not saying it is a bad thing - it is a necessary thing - a jolt to the emotions and a time for self-assessment. I am thankful for these demi-guardian angels.
Friday, May 06, 2005
Friday Five1. If you could be famous for 15 minutes, what would the headline read?
Girl Ends Homelessness for both Humans and Dogs2. Do you think fame would change you?
Yes. But in a positive way. I don't think at my core I would change, just my ability to do things, help others and share.3. Has your name ever appeared in the newspaper? ..what for?
Yeah. Stupid nerdy stuff.4. Would you like to be famous for *more* than 15 minutes?
Sure. Why not? But not super famous.5. If you could perform one act of Good while you were famous, what would it be?
Hmmmmm...let me think about that one.
Wednesday, May 04, 2005
"Just hear this and then I’ll go | You gave me more to live for | More than you’ll ever know"
Today was even crazier than yesterday. Things truly ebb and flow. I know I'll catch up. The vertigo seems to be dying down - it never got too bad, thankfully. :-) There just hasn't been enough time in the day to get everything done.
Cracks me Up
This photo just makes me laugh. Thanks for taking it Jeff!
Tuesday, May 03, 2005
I tend to dream you when I’m not sleeping
Today has been a loooooong day. It started with a POW! Why? Because I was making the bed and Hudson came running into the bedroom and gave me a bloody nose. (As if it wasn't big enough already.) I've also got a ton of work to get through...some of it good stuff, some of it monotonous boring stuff. The highlight of my day was meeting Ric's puppy, Buster during lunch. What a cutie! He's a Corgi and his ears are still floppy. Sooooo cute. I've got to get on these Baby Shower invites...I just haven't had time, but I really need to find some. I think I will be using the services of Kinkos tomorrow.
Then, toward the end of the day, I started to feel a little funky. And by the time I got home, I was experiencing vertigo. I haven't had it all my life....I had my first bout of it when I was 22. Ever since that first time, I tend to get it about once or twice a year. It is not fun. So far, it's not too bad, just feeling a bit dizzy when I'm lying down, or standing up from a sitting position. I did have it so bad once that I had to hold on to things just to remain standing. I think it has do with the fluid in your inner ear or something. When I went to the doctor for it when I first had it, he told me there is no cure for it and that I'll just always have to wait it out.
I fought the dizziness and got a Mother's Day package made for Mom. Ran around to some stores to pick up gifts and then wrapped each one, so it will be like Christmas in May for her! Hee hee. I'm hoping that if I get it in the mail tomorrow, she'll get it by Saturday. And now that it's all done, it's like 12:30am and I should really get to bed. Vertigo and insomnia together should be lots of fun. Like a never-ending roller coaster ride! (That's kinda what it feels like when I lie on my back...almost like the drunk spins.)
Happy Four Year Blog-iversary! 4 Years!!!!
I know we're only nine minutes in, but today marks four years that I have been keeping this blog. I know its contents are not exciting or interesting or any of that, but it helps me chronicle my days and gives me a place to record my absolutely random thoughts.
Monday, May 02, 2005
I Should be in Bed Right Now
Doo dah, doo dah. I should be in bed right now, oh the doo dah day.
Things I'm currently thinking...
I didn't realize Mother's Day was *this* weekend.
I need to get Mom's package out by Wednesday. :-)
I'm afraid of even slightly scary movies
I need to get the invitations out for Deann's shower.
I need divine intervention on how to throw a baby shower.
I didn't work out hard enough today.
Things have changed, and I'm sad about it.
But new beginnings are good too.
Hudson needs obedience training.
I can't seem to focus lately.
I have a bunch of random cuts on my left hand - have no idea what from.
Why can't I?
I need a beer. :-)
Looks like Bubble Boy
has been working out
. You go Bubble Boy!
Sunday, May 01, 2005
For as long as I can remember I have been on the quest for a perfect pair of jeans. I have been eluded at every turn. Yesterday, I thought I found a bunch of pairs that fit, but when I got home they all looked awful in my "real" mirrors. I think stores have circus mirrors that make everyone look they way the want to in their minds. So, not only did I shop yesterday, now I have to go back and return it all. Going. To. Pass. Out. From. The. Pain.