Monday, December 29, 2008

If you want a good laugh, check these priceless Kids Quotes out...

just toooo funny.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Apparently I have a nickname...

Ok so Friday (I think) when I got to work I had this on my door:


Alice the Goon

1.) A profoundly unattractive female member of a fictional aboriginal people called "the Goons," featured in the old "Popeye" cartoons. Alice had a squiggle for a mouth and a flowerpot for a hat, and wore a grass skirt, of sorts. She fancied Popeye as a love-interest, but Popeye wanted nothing to do with Alice, understandably. However, she was much larger and stronger than Popeye (when he was sans spinach, anyway), and she would pick him up and croon, in a robotic monotone, "I love Popeye. I love Popeye," while he struggled to get away.

2.) A term used to describe an unattractive female.

I swear, that lady who runs the hot dog stand is the original Alice the Goon.
  1. This is one of the nicer nicknames I've ever had (with the exception of Melmo...I miss that one). At least they're not calling me a C--- or something horrible.
  2. It cracks me up.
  3. Nick-names usually mean your accepted, especially with this group. And at least I know what mine is, and it's not too bad. haha.
  4. I can't stop laughing.
  5. I ate it at Velocity this morning. Like couldn't get high enough to jump on the box, hit my shin, and ate turf. I am going to have a HUGE bruise on my shin, but couldn't stop laughing because it was hilarious. They didn't know what to do because it was B-shift, old dudes, but one of the dudes from A-shift who I know (who told me who put the thing on my door!! ) laughed too. I think they're warming up to me.
  6. The Chief told me last week that one of the guys went up to him and was like "C. is mean. She called me a douchbag. [pause] I like her. She's cool. She fits in here." Chief said he died laughing. But he was glad I could give and receive all the trash talk. I think it's going well with the fireboys. :)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Pretty damn cool Christmast Thingie

Monday, December 15, 2008

I want to make these!!!


These are my 2nd favorite....

directions here

Pet Peeve--Quit stealing my Tall Men!!!

After going out Saturday to 8.0's in Sundance Square, I'm thoroughly pissed off at tall people. As a 5'11 Amazon Woman (thanks to C-shift at the station for that nick-name. Not my fault all our firefighters are short as crap) it really pisses me off that short girls steal the tall guys.

My options are limited. My options are nearly non-existent after heels because hello!! I have a serious penchant for shoes, stiletto's specifically, and love wearing my 4" boots during winter with a cute skirt--therefor making myself 6'3-ish!! I mean seriiiooouuussssllyyyyy!! So unfair.

We're dancing and some Napoleon-complex short person tries to dance with me. First off, I was with a ton of friends and not in the mood to booty-shake with ANYONE (unless they were a freakishly tall cutie. of course), it was a friends night. And when you stalk me for the entire night and harp on me about not wanting to dance, and I'm being nice saying that I'm just with friends, don't push it. Just leave. But no. Apparently that wasn't enough, so I told some poor man-child to take a flying leap that I don't associate with the vertically challenged. Only not so nice. Homeboy still didn't get it. I mean seriously! We were well into our Blue Things, but seriously!! Go AWAY.

That's not what prompted this blog, what prompted it was two extraordinarily TALL (like 6'7-ish) men dancing all night with women way shorter than me! I mean helloooooo!!! Tall people should not be with short people. Short people have way more options. Stay to your own height area!! UGH!!! Pissed me off. Big time.

But I digress....

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

F----ing horrible day


having an AWFUL DAY. and got a call 10 minutes ago saying literally

"ok we'll need you to stay until they call you in."
"when will that be?"
"we just need you to stay at the West Station until they come get you."
"um, ok..."
"Are you still in your office? At West?"

I literally look at the phone, like what the HELL are you talking about--you just called me on my desk phone. No, I got it routed to my home: cool huh!! moron!! Of course I'm at my desk! sheesh

"Uh, yes sir."
"well the assessors should come and get you when they need you."
"I'll be here."

I seriously have wanted to cry all day today. I'm having a horrible day. thrown under the bus this morning, dealt with some shiz this afternoon, and all I wanna do is go home and cuddle.... with the dogs? I think I'll cuddle with my Gentleman Jack.

p.s. that's a whisky, not a man. not the same kind of cuddling, nor the kind I want at all.


No change. now can't feel fingers.


Finally got to leave. after he said I could go, after not really needing to be there, after being PISSED and EXHAUSTED. I love my job, I love my job, I love my job, I love my job, I love my job, I love my job, I love my job, I love my job, I love my job, I love my job, I love my job, I love my job, I love my job, I love my job, I love my job, I love my job, I love my job.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Notes from my days as a Copyeditor

from my work as a formal copy editor, not just as every one's paper and article editor (which I also don't get paid for. boo!)
  • words to not use in a scholarly, published book: crotch and shoddy
  • at does not mean on
  • single quotes are not to be used around names (especially not every damn name in a 400 page manuscript), they already stick out with that little thing called a capital letter.
  • Serial commas: learn what they are and how to use them
  • when quoting a quote, the latter uses single quotes. You dumbass.
  • "given" is not a current synonym for "listed as." What century did you learn English in? Or have you been reading 3 hundred year old Dutch manuscripts too long?

Ok so I'm totaling up all the money spent when "he-who-must-not-be-named" and I were together--all bills, rent, groceries, everything. So far (according to my calculations, which are on the nice side for him. I even went back to my old blog to check on dates of deposits and fights about money to check certain dates) he owes me about $6,500.00. No wonder I'm in so much debt!!!! I forgot about a bunch of payments I put on his loans that I never was reimbursed for. This was even in the beginning. Man I got USED. I will work out payments with him, I'm not going to be a total b-snotch but seriously. that's a lot of money. F---ing tired of being so angry because I have all this debt hanging over me. Why did I think he was good enough? Seriously? ugh... You know that Brad Paisley song "Letter to Me"? Hello! My letter would that be long and come with a big AVOID THIS JERK sign. so not funny ...

Monday, November 24, 2008

The Dogs

Georgia doing the pose she does EVERY morning

Donnie on the Couch

Georgia on the couch

Puppies on the couch

Old Picture of Tex I found (gosh I miss him!)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Am I just tired?

I am feeling drained today. I fell asleep watching the election stuff droll in, so I shouldn't be tired yet her I am trying desperately to concentrate on my Park Emergency Plan that I need to finish, while also looking at random things I'll need to do if this merge of emergency management happens between us and Keller. It would be a huge responsibility and a lot of stuff will have to happen, and I know their office over there has been just as neglected as the one here was pre-me. There's so much to think about and I keep adding to my list, while also knowing there are going to be numerous things that won't come up until it happens--if it ever even does. Maybe it's just the impending doom of stress. Plus I feel like I am never going to get my head above water financially, and although i know I am lucky I still hate debt. I don't like owing things even if it is 0% interest. It's just there nagging.

That and I keep meeting guys but they're never really what I want. Something big is usually out of place, and I know I'm being picky but I feel like I deserve to be after all the crap the last few years. I met a guy but it's totally not going to happen and he lives way far away. why is it the people you get along with immediately are always inconveniently unavailable. why is that? can someone explain that to me? I duhno. I am having a down day. The Rev (mom) comes tomorrow so I'm excited for that.

I'm taking my motorcycle safety class this weekend but can't tell Caitlin or The Rev because I know they'll be worried and upset. The Rev leaves Saturday, so I'll just get to see her Thursday and Friday evening. I think she's staying at the house though. I'm excited to just be hugged by my mother, even at 24 that brings so much comfort. I am so tired. And we're not going to do a huge Christmas present thing this year, so that's nice. So I'm officially done with my shopping. I have a couple things for everyone, but I'm stopping. Probably get one more thing for Kris but that's easy.

Well I'm going to try and finish this damn plan. *sigh* can I take a nap yet?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Babe's How I love Thee

I feel like I need a new start, and what better way than with the best fried chicken ever. Babe's:

I know it's ridiculous. or reDORKulous, but I need to talk somewhere. If you read this, I apologize in advance for rants related to my life. Mostly to include, but are not limited to:
  • PhD Stress
  • Annoying Professors
  • Emergency Management job related insanity (read: Hurricane and Tornado seasons)
  • boy drama (have lots of this)
  • The best friends ever
  • Their boy drama
  • Their crazy friend drama
  • And funny stuff, and maybe some of the local happenings as I attend them.
  • And oh yeah, USC football
mmm... Babe's. The best birthday ever, with the exception of the chicken dance. More later.

New Beginning

OK so I have a xanga but it is ages old, has survived longer than 2 failed semi-engagements, and it looks so cluttered and I am annoyed with it's ridiculousness and advertising crap that keeps popping up. Plus I am obsessed with google reader, and this is easier to put on my iGoogle homepage. so THERE. I'm sure my interest will phizzle, but as I don't have to do any extra logging-in to get to this one, just an extra click, I think it will be easier. Plus I can e-mail in posts, which xanga makes you pay for--bastards.

Right now I am:
  • Single
  • Strangely happy
  • 5'11
  • 168lbs (need to get down 10 more I hope)
  • Dating
  • An Emergency Management Coordinator for a small city in DFW
  • A Homeowner
  • In debt
  • A mommy to 2 puggles and 1 cat
  • About to return to my PhD in Public Administration (concentrations in Emergency Management and Public Management)
  • Bored
  • Frustrated with my boredom
  • An evil procrastinator
  • Witty
  • Too honest for some people, but I like it that way
  • Tanning in a tanning salon, something I thought I would never do but my eczema is so bad I have to
  • 24 years old
  • Horny
  • Tired, but having too much fun
  • USC alumni and football superfan
  • Wondering where the line is between needy and just interested--because I'm not needy, but I text everyone a lot but it would probably freak a guy out that I barely know except that I am just bored at work and everyone is in class or busy. eek.
  • Wanting to go skiing. I miss skiing
  • Irish
  • Jewish
  • Episcopalian
  • and various other anomalies