Thursday, September 22, 2005

Not Sure What to Title This One

I got an email today from a co-worker that was full of pictures. She sent it to me because of the last 3 pictures. After seeing them, I felt compelled to post them.

Two things come to mind when I see these pictures: 1) if I found this in one of our printers, it would completely freak me out; 2) talk about having a bad day. I don't like mice, but his face in the last picture is just so pathetic, I feel really bad for him.

For those of you that are concerned about the mouse, I'm told he was still alive, just stuck (of course, if he makes a habit of climbing into toner cartridges, his days might be numbered.)

Monday, September 19, 2005


I don’t know what it is about City Bites, but my clothes always reek after I leave. Needless to say, I had lunch there today and I smell awful and I just want to go home and change clothes. I don’t understand what it is about City Bites. I could understand smelling after leaving a BBQ place or some place that has a smoking section…but City Bites is a sandwich shop. What is up with that? Anyway, just thought I would share that I smell really bad right now and I can’t wait to go home and change and I will definitely be doing that before I go to my Relay for Life meeting tonight! Did I mention that I REALLY STINK!!!

Monday, September 12, 2005

Ramblings – The End of Summer Edition

Since nothing that has been going on in my life deserves an entire blog entry of it’s own, here are some of the highlights of my life in the last month.

Six Flags
A few weeks ago, I took Monday off and went to Six Flags with my friend Jenn, her daughter Kayla, and Jenn’s parents. It was the first day back to school for Dallas schools, so it was a great day to go. We never had to wait in line more than five minutes and that only happened twice. Jenn and I did discover that we have gotten too old for Six Flags. We had a blast, but the rides that we used to love really freaked us out this time. You should have seen us on the Sombrero ride. Not long into the ride, we looked at each other and said “this ride can end now.” We saw the word “inverted” on the Mr. Freeze ride and decided against that. Taking Kayla on the Log Jam was the highlight of the day. She loved it and kept saying “again, again”. So, if you ever want to go to Six Flags, I suggest taking a day off and going after Dallas school are back in session.

The Painters
They have been painting our condos lately and the painters really creep me out and they suck! Besides the fact that they painted our front door closed (yeah, that wasn’t fun), but when they painted in our backyard, they tossed all of our pots and anything else on the patio into the middle of the yard, BUT hung my wind chimes back up and moved the grill to a spot that was more in their way than it’s original location. This isn’t why they creep me out (I’m not posting that story), but it is why they SUCK! Oh, Tams! So wish you were still here!!!!

New Lock
I came home Friday at lunch and there was a new door knob and lock on my back door. I’m not sure why this is. Hmm…

My friend, Jilinda, called me Wednesday night and she’s getting married!!! I haven’t met him, but he sounds like a really great guy. His proposal was super sweet and definitely one for the record books. The sad thing is…I’m loosing my Dallas weekend shopping partner. Not that I can’t still go see her and go shopping, just not the same when there is a husband in the picture.

The Allergist
On Thursday, I went to an allergist for the first time. If you’ve never done that, quite an interesting experience. Good thing I’m not afraid of needles because I sure did get pricked with a ton of them. As a result, they determined that I’m highly allergic to cedar, ragweed, two types of mold, and dust mites. This would explain why I get sick at camp every summer!!! Luckily, allergy shots are not deemed necessary at this point. I do though have to shoot all kinds of stuff up my nose several times a day. Also learned that I have a deviated septum and something else up my nose that might need to be surgically corrected – but we’ll cross that bridge later (hopefully much later). I would tell you more, but my doctor was foreign – and though very nice – I couldn’t understand half of what she said. She also wrote down the directions for me on what I need to be doing over the next few months to try to help my allergy symptoms, but she’s a doctor, which means I can’t read her hand writing. I figure that doctor’s office will be hearing from me again.

Another Bombshell
Okay, I’m saving the best for last. If Jilinda calling to tell me she’s getting married wasn’t a big enough shock for my best friend, Tonna, called me this morning to tell me she’s pregnant! The reason for my shock is that she and Kael always said they weren’t going to have kids (though I suspected they might change their minds eventually). I’m so excited to finally get to be “Aunt Stacey!” Okay, I’m still in shock, so that’s about all I can say about that for now.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Two Truths & A Lie

How well do you know me? See if you can tell which two are true and which one is the lie.

1) I can be dared to do just about anything.
2) If I could spend my life doing only one thing, it would be scrap booking.
3) I spewed green Hawaiian punch all over Jason’s house last night – twice.

Friday, September 02, 2005

A Reason to Rejoice

For the first time EVER in my bulletin printing days at MRCC, I was able to print the entire bulletin (all 2200 copies) without the copier jamming once!!! First time in over 3 years! This is a major accomplishment. I feel the need to celebrate!!!!

Momentary Lapse of Gratitude

Lately I have been feeling like I’m trying to run up the down escalader and getting no where. I’ve been so busy at work and working really long hours, yet feel like I’m getting no where. So, last night all of that frustration kind of came to a head and started feeling sorry for myself because on top of it all, finances have been really tight lately due to an abundance of unexpected expenses. And then it hit me. I started feeling like such a heel. I had just earlier been watching reports on TV about everything going on in Louisiana and Mississippi and how quickly I had let my own “self woes” let me forget how fortunate I actually am. I have a roof over my head, I have clothes in my closet, water in my faucet, and though they might not be the most appetizing combinations, I could survive for at least 2 weeks – maybe 3 on what is in my cabinets right now. These people have NOTHING right now. Definitely not one of my prouder moments.