Wednesday, August 21, 2013

So What! Wednesday

Linking up with Shannon for So What! Wednesday!
 
This week I am saying So What! if...
 
* I was supposed to work on the pool last night (or do anything productive) and instead I ended up passing out on the couch for two hours. Whoops. Shit happens. Apparently I was tired.
 
* I stole the most delicious pastry from a meeting yesterday. I don't know whose meeting it was, or if they were willing to share, but I took it and I don't regret it. I did share though. That thing was HUGE.
 
* Boss man showed me the huge house he is building in NC and I told him it was too big. And then he told me that Big A and I could do stay there anytime we want, and I told him I loved him. Haha.
 
* I felt so cool checking something off the "house to do" list. Too bad it was just ordering curtains for the living room. And they are t he wrong size. Whatever, I'll exchange them.
 
* I'm just NOW realizing that I could have just gone to the store and bought the curtains. Which means I could have used my 20% off coupon AND saved on shipping. Sometimes my laziness cost me money and that upsets me.
 
* I eat peanut butter on an English muffin every morning for breakfast and every morning I get the peanut butter EVERYWHERE. Last week I even got it in my eye. It was terrible.
 
* I'm all excited because everyone is saying how cute my hair looks today and it is really the product of not brushing it and just spraying it with hairspray. Haha.
 
* I'm just over Summer. It isn't hot enough to swim, so being on Fall. Even the leaves agree. They've already started turning a little!
 
Alright, short and sweet today. Head on over to Shannon's blog and link up!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Weekend Recap

This weekend was a struggle. On most accounts. I find myself needing a do-over for the whole thing. Only this time, I'm not leaving my house! Exhausted doesn't even begin to describe how I feel.
 
Friday night was nothing special. I enjoyed a nice little nap after work and the TV to myself for most of the night while Big A was out in the garage. It didn't suck.
 
Saturday, I went over to my parents' house to help them with the apartment that they are redoing for the tenants that are moving in. Which turned into me being THE least helpful person on the face of the Earth. And when the sander I was supposed to be using wouldn't turn on and then popped and smoked when my brother plugged it in... I left. I figured I had done enough damage.
 
Saturday night we had Lobsterpalooza 2K13. It was delish. N and I might have gone a little overboard with the food, but there wasn't much left behind. Just some crab legs. Which means we probably should have stuck with 2 lbs instead of 3, but we were hungry and it all looked good.
 
The boys went outside after we ate and N and I watched that Burt Wonder-whatever movie. The one with Steve Carrell and he's a magician. (I can't remember his last name, nor do I know if I spelled Steve's last name right, and I'm not looking either up.) It was terrible. Absolutely terrible. At least it was a free rental. And at least it wasn't as gross as Evil Dead. We watched that last week. It was good, but gross.
 
Sunday was a lazy day. My phone officially shit the bed, so I spent 3 hours getting all of the pictures off of it so I wouldn't lose them. Then I drove around forever to try and find a Sprint store, but the one I knew of was gone. And my phone would only turn on long enough for me to get to the Sprint website, go to the store locator page, enter my zip code, press enter, and.... DEAD. Every time.
 
So I went to the one I knew was there on the Shrewsbury/Worcester line and well... yeah... it was Worcester.
 
There was this couple there with 3 kids who were all over ALL of the phones. So forget the rest of us who were actually trying to buy something. Good thing I already knew what I wanted. The couple was just sitting there, doing nothing. It looked like they brought their kids there to play or something. It was bizarre. Then the guy that was helping me decided half way through our transaction to turn Pandora on and start rocking out on his phone. Scrolling through songs. Ya know. No big deal. Then, he pulled out a SECOND phone, and started texting. I'm sorry. You're working with a customer. You shouldn't be playing on Pandora and texting your friends. Ugh. Why are all phone guys douches?
 
AND all of the stuff on my phone transferred over. So, I wasted 3 hours transferring everything over. Awesome right? Yeah. I was thrilled.
 
Family dinner was lovely. As always.
 
Then I came home and watched about 2.5 seconds of TV before Big A made me change it. Bummer.
 
It was rather uneventful after that. Well... other than my crazy dream I had about trying to save a Unicorn/Donkey that was on fire and breaking into someone's house to use their emergency medical kit. The Unicorn/Donkey was thankful and it turns out the people of the house were too. Except I had to leave their house through the back door (which previously led into a parking lot), that had a large rope wall that had to be climbed and I got my shoelaces stuck in it. And I was up crazy high on top of this huge castle in the sky. And they decided to light the rope wall on fire to get my foot unstuck. Which of course meant that the rope wall was on fire and there was nothing but thousands of feet between me and the ground.
 
Yeah. I don't know what that's about. But I was glad that my alarm woke me up before I plummeted to my death.
 
I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Ones filled with less chaos and no flaming Unicorn/Donkeys. 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

So What! Wednesday

Linking up with Shannon for So What! Wednesday!
 
First of all, I just want to say CONGRATULATIONS to Shannon and her fabulous family! I can't wait to see pictures of Baby James and hear all about it! Thinking of you!
 
This week I am saying So What! if...
 
* This whole working Monday through Friday thing doesn't work for me. I could probably do one or two days, otherwise, I need to be somewhere else. Why haven't I won the lottery yet?!?! I should probably start playing the lottery if I want to win.
 
* Moving to Canada or North Carolina or somewhere far far away doesn't seem like a bad idea sometimes. Although, I'm sure we would just find a whole new set of crazy there. So we might as well stay here.
 
* I finally cleaned the pool on Saturday and it was like a comedy show trying to get all of the damn frogs out of the pool. Seriously, there was like a billion of them. And they are sneaky. The ones that get into the skimmer are the worst because you can only get at them by turning the pump on and getting them into the basket, BUT you run the risk of them jumping out and getting underneath the basket and getting sucked into the pump. It is EXHAUSTING. By the time I got the damn frogs out I was spent.
 
* I am so incredibly sad that I forgot my lunch at home today. I made such a yummy dinner and it took everything in my power not to eat the whole thing. The only thing that saved me was looking forward to having it for lunch today. Except halfway down my 8 thousand mile street I realized I forgot it. Ugh. Maybe Big A will bring it to me if I ask him nicely.  I neeeeeeeeeeed it.
 
* I can finally buy a new phone, but I'm too cheap to do so. The one I want is $200, which seems ridiculous to me. Apparently, that's how much phones cost now. But don't worry, they will give me $10 for my old phone, so I guess $190 isn't that bad. WHAT?!
 
* I'm looking forward to Fall. I LOVE Fall. I mean, Summer was fun, but if it isn't going to be hot, then bring on Fall. Campfires, hot chocolate, snuggling under blankets, trees changing colors. Let's do this!
 
* I drank the kool aid and got into the Candy Crush game. I know, it's terrible. But there is nothing like the satisfaction of beating a level that you have been stuck on for days! I mean... my house is a mess, but I'm busting through those levels. Haha.
 
* I found out one of my old favorite blogs went private when I thought she just stopped writing. And now I think it is too weird to be like "hey, remember when we used to comment back and forth a year ago, let me stalk your life again" so I'm a bit sad. Ahhh well.
 
* N and I watched Evil Dead on Monday and it wasn't really what I was expecting. It was more gross than scary. And my scary movie stomach just ain't what it used to be. Apparently I'm getting old.
 
* I get daily emails from Edible Arrangements and I just want to order myself one SO bad. I LOVE Edible Arrangements. Well... I love chocolate covered fruit. Want to know the way to my heart? Send me an Edible Arrangement.
 
Alright, that's enough for today. I'm going to try to post more often now that I have this whole Blogger thing figured out. I couldn't change ANYTHING in a post. If I wanted to add something or change something, it wouldn't let me edit anything. It was annoying. Which led to a bunch of saved drafts, but no posting. Ugh. Sometimes Blogger pisses me off.  

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Ranting

I'm going to rant a bit today.

I know... what else is new?!

But... I'm grumpy and people bother me and I figured what better way to deal with it than writing down all of the ways that people bother me.

Annoying Behavior # 1
Chasing me down.

Dear people. I am aware of my voice mails. I am aware of my emails. I know when you have contacted me. I do, however, have other more important things to do rather than drop absolutely everything that I'm doing and get back to you. If it is an emergency, yeah I'm all over it. Other than that, you will be contacted when I can. Don't email me again. Don't call me again. Don't call me to see if I got your email. I did. I'm just busy. And I'm less likely to be helpful if you're bothering me. Just a tip.

Annoying Behavior # 2
Moving thing on my desk because they are in YOUR way.

Believe it or not, it is MY desk. I have my things where I want them. While I love staring at the pictures of my handsome husband and adorable dog, I have them there so you can't put things on my desk, or lean on it and get comfortable and stay too long. They are there for a reason. Do not move them. If you knock them over, you are too close. I WILL replace the plastic frames with glass ones so that when one of you jokers knocks it over, it WILL smash an then I can throw a fit. 

Annoying Behavior # 3
Ask my help with something and then tell me I'm doing it wrong.

You want my help? I do it my way. I want YOUR help, you do it MY way. See how this works? Last time I checked I was a pretty smart individual who was capable of completing most tasks without someone looking over my shoulder. I will ask for help if I need it. Or rather... I will google how to do something the right way if I need to. Regardless, it will get done. The right way. Want it done YOUR way? Find someone else. Also... to tack onto this... do not ask my help on something that you don't know how to do, and then tell me that I'm doing it wrong. I'm not. 
See also: Coming up with some random crazy idea that isn't physically possible and then asking me to do it. And fighting me when I say it isn't possible. I did not create Microsoft Office, or Adobe, or any other software. Therefore, I am not responsible for its limitations. 

Annoying Behavior # 4
People who can't see past the end of their nose.

Yeah. I'm a bit over the selfishness of people. From now on, if you don't bring anything positive into my life, I have no use for you. I'm over catering to people. I'm over biting my tongue. I'm over playing nice. You want to be a selfish prick, then have fun. Just don't think I'm going to be around for it. And this isn't to one person in particular. It's to a few. If you think it is about you, it probably is. Otherwise, why would you think so?

Annoying Behavior # 5
People telling me what I should/shouldn't do with my house.

Look people. I know you are just trying to be nice and helpful, but you don't think I've thought of all of these things? Don't you think I want a unicorn statue on my roof too?! The bottom line is that the money factor is a BIG one. Next time you want to suggest some huge, expensive project that I just HAVE to do, please hand over the money for it as well. Because now? All I have are all of these ideas that I know I won't have the money to do, maybe ever!

 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

So What! Wednesday

Linking up with Shannon for another So What! Wednesday!
 
This week I'm saying So What! if...
 
* I thought that yesterday was Friday. At least, I was hoping yesterday was Friday. Instead... I realized it was Tuesday and was thoroughly disappointed.
 
* I get so annoyed when people at work comment on what I'm eating. Yes people, it is my food, I know what I'm eating. So, I started doing it to other people. And this one guy was like "why are you always interested in my food" and I wanted to say "Uhhh... yeah EXACTLY!" but he still didn't get it.
 
* I have a picture of Big A and Mr. Fresh on my desk and it has been there for the past 3 years, except I just noticed that Big A's jeans in the picture are super dirty. Eww. People must think I don't wash his clothes.
 
* I decided that I was going to give myself one task a day so that I felt like I accomplished something and yesterday was my first day. Except that I didn't even come up with something to do, let alone DO anything. Whoops!
 
* My patience level for people is pretty much non-existent lately. It seems like the common theme is people complaining about the same situations over and over again without actually doing anything to change them. Do something. Or don't complain. (This is to no one in particular, so don't speculate)
 
* I've been trying to schedule meetings for someone and they constantly change their mind or decide that they won't be here. That's fine. Do whatever you want. But stop having me chase around a meeting that you obviously don't want to have. Also, please explain to me how I am supposed to know ANY of that if it isn't on your calendar? Last time I checked, I wasn't a mind reader. Sometimes I think that people underestimate my job and how much it actually takes to get shit done. Throw me a bone here.
 
* I'm so grumpy today that I want to punch kittens. Big A decided it was a good night to stay up late and I was pretty much awake until midnight. And then he was loud this morning so I was wide awake 10 minutes before my alarm went off. He's not my favorite person today.
 
* I have a large to do list, but Boss Man is at a big meeting and hasn't answered any of my emails. So, I can't do anything about any of it. Fun fun fun. I should just go home.
 
* I still want nothing to do with the pool. It isn't warm enough to go in it, so why the hell do I have to take care of it? Ugh. I'm all done.
 
Alright... I'm all done for today. I should keep my grumpiness to myself. And I promise, I won't punch any kittens.
 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Catching Up

Oh heeeeeeey!
 
Remember me?
 
Yeah, I know. I suck.
 
I blame it on the fact that I've been EXTREMELY lame lately and therefore have NO material for the blog. I wish I had some crazy stories for you, but the most exciting thing that's happened to me is a dream about me being friends with Snoop Dogg and Marilyn Manson and being at one of their concerts.
 
You know... because they would totally have a concert together?
 
My brother had a dream that I had a rhinoceros and a velociraptor (sidenote...I spelled rhinoceros wrong originally, but apparently spelled velociraptor correctly... priorities people) as pets and he was surprised that they were well trained.
 

 
Uh... duh Brother. It is irresponsible to have an untrained rhinoceros and velociraptor. Silly.
 
So apparently in dream world, I'm still the cat's meow... in the real world.... naaaaaah.
 
I spent a good portion of a day last week "decorating" a coworkers cube with creepy pictures of the doll Annabelle from the movie the Conjuring. We had both seen the movie and she started it by putting a whole bunch of toy vans around my desk and saying it was her. So, I finished it.

Isn't she creepy?
 
Sorry for all the X's. Can't have you knowing where I work. Heh.
 
I've been trying to be a productive member of society, but let's be honest... it just isn't happening lately. Sometimes I just get super excited when I actually make dinner! Which I probably wouldn't if I never got hungry... that one is more out of necessity. But the laundry doesn't HAVE to be done. (Case in point, I've washed and dried the same 3 loads twice... rather than fold them and put them away...whoops!)
 
Big A and I decided that we are going to start getting our asses in gear and working on the upstairs part of the house in September. I'm looking forward to that. It shouldn't be a ridiculous amount of work... like say...stripping wallpaper...but it will take some time and money. I'm a little worried about it draining our savings, but we need to get it done. It is no good to us to have an entire portion of the house that we don't use. Ya know.
 
I also want to start getting the wood trim in the house painted. I really think that it will make a HUGE difference in the look and feel of the house. Hopefully it won't be too much work. I've been looking into ways to make it a little easier/quicker without sacrificing the quality and it looks like deglosser is my best bet. So, we will see how that goes.
 
It's been a little chilly here lately. I don't know where our Summer weather went, but it looks like we are dipping quickly into Fall. Which sucks when you have a pool. Still need to maintain it, but don't get to use it. I need HOT weather to be in a pool, and this shit isn't cutting it. I know I was over the heat, but maybe, just maybe, we could have a little more Summer before we jump into Winter? What do you say New England?
 
In football news, the Patriots have their first preseason game on Friday. I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this season. I mean, some MAIN players are gone and I'm not sure how Tebow is going to work his way into this mix. With Welker on another team, Gronkowski out indefinitely, and Hernandez switching his uniform to an orange jumpsuit, it isn't looking that good. Should be an interesting season for sure, but I'm doubting it will be up to our normal standards.
 
And that's all the mindless rambling that I have today. I figured I should post something so no one thought I was dead or something. I've been reading everyone's blogs, but not really commenting much, so I guess I should try and get better at that too. Ya know... before I have like 1 Follower!