Sunday, September 27, 2009

Halloween in September

Last night was our 3rd annual Halloween party. It was a huge success. We figured that about 33 people came, but there was only about 25 people at the house at any given time- which is perfect! It was a hit and tons of fun; all except for Cowboy Troy leaving the front door open and one of the babies (dogs) running out and not wanting to come back. She decided to play a game of cat and mouse and run from us...right into the street...almost getting hit by a car! That definitely brought the stress level up a notch.  But I think everyone had a good time.

It was actually really sad to look around at all of our friends and know that last night was the last time I will see any of them for 6 whole weeks. It will certainly be strange because we are so used to just walking across the street on any given day, and walk directly into the neighbors house just to sit and have a beer- wonder who's house I can just walk into while in Florida?!

I am not feeling extremely inspired to write this morning, my head is feeling the lingering effects of last night :( So maybe more to come later....or not, The Wizard of Oz comes on tonigtht!

Friday, September 25, 2009


This has become one of the most profound statements at work and certainly one that I will miss greatly.

I am going to back track and make this a quick story, for those of you who are not familar. I was getting ready to take my lunch break at work one day and apparently didn't lock my computer. While I was gone a co-worker, also known as the Whoopi-bug, decided to get on my computer and email the girl that sits beside me, * Parker. Let me remind you all that this email is being sent from MY computer. The email does not contain a body; only a subject with the words "YOU LOOK UGLY TODAY!"  Good news is *Parker was at lunch with me and we knew without a doubt that the Whoopi-bug had been the email culprit.

Needless to say, the email circulated the entire department plus multiple circle of friends; and is now mentioned on a daily basis either through email, text, instant messaging, or in simple conversation. There is nothing more amusing than walking up to a co-worker at 8:30 in the morning while getting coffee and making small talk and walk away leaving the person with the words "oh- by the way, YOU LOOK UGLY TODAY!" Surprisingly it will put you, instantly, in a good mood.

So, as my last day here at work approaches the final hours, I look around and realize that I am really going to miss this place. I will absolutely love what I am doing in Florida, but WOW, there is nothing better than the drama filled, action-packed days at work.  No more hearing about "mama, colonostrophy bags, glockeoma, barbeque sandwiches and genital creams" and yes I know that those are all spelled incorrectly but that is done purposefully. No more hearing the Whoopi-bug's piercingly horrible voice as it sings and then screams that is sounds great, while the rest of the office frantically searches for earplugs -or her hacking cough that sounds like she will drop dead any minute. No more watching the 50+ year old women chase each other around the office like 12 year olds, all over a bag of pork rinds....and NOT get in trouble. No more wondering if the 72 year old is going to show up or what disease she saw on 20/20 the night before that she now has and no more smell of moth balls choking me out everyday! Damn, I will really miss this place. Oh, and how could I forget the geniuses on the third floor that think I am doing one of two things:

1.) Going to help the dolphins that have had strokes

2.) Going to teach the dolphins how to talk

Ok, well enough bashing, I need to actually get something done on this final day at the office. Until next time I leave you with this....


* Name has been changed to protect the innocent

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Something New

So, I have been reading several blogs lately and thought that I would actually give it a shot. I am completely new at this and writing is definitely not my forte' but I thought, what the heck. My life is typically filled with mayhem and random acts...not always of kindness; hopefully what I write will bring some humor into what may be some of the most boring work days, or just boring days!


My husband and I went shopping last weekend for what turned out to be a fairly uneventful trip, except for a new pair of boots that I bought. I had been searching for a new pair for quite some time but couldn't seem to find any that I just fell in love with, or at least enough to spend an unreasonable amount of money on. Anyway, after trying on a plethora of boots at several stores, I finally found some that I loved- and they were not overly expensive. I was very fond of my new boots. The heel was not too high, the boot came to the perfect spot with just enough space between the shin and the knee, and they were the perfect shade of brown that I had been dreaming of. They would look great over and under jeans, with dresses and even skirts; I was like a kid in a candy store.

So fast forward to today. I haven't worn my new boots yet but feel like today is the day. I feel cute. I have the very fashionable plaid knee length skirt on with a cute sleeveless red sweater and of course my fabulous new boots (picture to come).

The first thing I do when I get to work is go get some coffee. I walk in and a woman looks at me and goes "Love the PIRATE BOOTS," and then she walks out. PIRATE BOOTS!? What the hell was she looking at, these aren't PIRATE BOOTS! I mean, would my husband have let me make this purchase if I looked like a PIRATE??? Actually, maybe, since he saw how happy the boots made me.

Oh well, I guess just call me Captain Sparrow today kids!