Monday, January 30, 2006

Pictures and Stuff

Okay peeps...here are some Vermont/snowboarding pics.

Check out this link. It's a freaky mind reader thing that Dorothy emailed to me. How do they get this stuff to work? Honestly. If someone knows please comment to me and tell me because I don't feel like trying to figure it out. Ha ha.

Finally, I just finished another book. It is called Me Talk Pretty One Day. Okay, this is one of Courtney's favorite books but I hate to say that it kind of bugged me. Okay it bugged me a lot. First, the good points are that it was really funny in a lot of places and it did make me laugh out loud more than once. But the main character and narrator got on my nerves so much that I couldn't wait for the end. First off the guy is a major alcoholic and drug head, and totally lacks any sense of responsibility, common sense, forethought, planning, etc. He was so obsessed with the superficial aspects of each situation that he fails to grasp anything beyond what color his shoes are going to be for the day. For example, he got a job teaching a creative writing class and openly admits that he didn't think any further than arriving at the classroom with his briefcase-which was empty! This guy is all fizz-no pop. Not to mention he lives in France for a span of time and throws around a ton of luke-warm, pretentious, anti-American sentiments for like 5 chapters. He then later backpedals...whatever it is a mess. It was funny in many places like I said. But I was so annoyed with this guy's laziness and idiocy that I just couldn't wait to put the book down.
Mountain outside our condo. Posted by Picasa
Mountain view from the bunny hill ha ha. Posted by Picasa
We had a TON of alcohol! Posted by Picasa
Matt, Tim, and Joe drinking. Meredith in the background taking a pic. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Snowboarding In Vermont WOO HOO!

I just realized that I didn't mention anything at all in my previous posts about my trip to Vermont! I just went with Joe and some of our friends from work (7 of us total) to Killington Resort in Vermont. We left last Monday for a 9 hour drive, snowboarded for 3 days, and then came back to Virginia on Friday. It was so much fun! Okay, the first day I did want to die because I couldn't even stand up. Babies were flying by me on their skis and snowboards. It was great. Seriously, these kids were like 3 years old. I was pissed. I essentially spent the first day falling, cursing, and crying. And telling Joe that I hated snowboarding and my body was incapable of doing such a thing. But, being that he is the greatest ever, he stayed on the bunny hill with me all day and coached me until I started to get it. The thing about snowboarding, I have decided, is that some people can just figure it out naturally and some people just have to really think about what they are doing with their legs, feet, and hips to get it down. Joe happens to be one of the first kind and I happen to be one of the second kind. So it was interesting to have him teach me because he really had to think about what he was doing to tell me what to do.

The second day I really started to catch on (thank GOD because I was seriously wondering for a minute there), and the third day I only went down the bunny hill twice and we started going on the greens! I was getting sick of that damn bunny hill. Not to mention, even though I didn't believe Joe at the time, it is really hard to get the feel of things on the bunny hill. Once I went on the greens I really started to get a better idea of what to do. Granted, I fell the entire time and I really thought I was going to break my right leg at one point, but I still went down the stinkin' greens. It was awesome! I ran into a couple trees, which of course made Joe crack up...but overall I really was starting to do well. I can't wait to go again! Hopefully next time I will be really starting to grasp it all. Right now I can do the turns I just have to work on linking them together without catching the edge of my board and falling. A couple times I fell and hit my head and saw stars. It wasn't pretty.

We got up around 9ish every morning, had breakfast, and hit the slopes until about 3. Then we came back, ate a snack and some dinner, and played drinking games the rest of the night. It was a lot of fun. The only thing that kind of sucked though was that I couldn't really have many cocktails because I get such amazingly horrible hangovers that I knew I would be on my ass the entire next day if I had too many. I mean on my ass in bed, not on my ass on the slopes. So, I kept it low-key. I really wanted to be out there learning to snowboard with my honey every day and it just wasn't worth it to me to miss an entire day just because of an hangover. I played all the games still, and had a buzz going though. :o) We had a really great time. I have tons of pictures from our trip and I promise to post some soon.

As of right now, I am kind of freaking out because I am moving this Friday. I just want to get it over with as soon as possible. Breathe breathe breathe. I am going to get some boxes tomorrow and I think once I get everything packed I will be much calmer. It really is stupid to stress about it because obviously everything is going to be fine. I guess I just know that it is going to be a major pain in the butt. Also, I have another interview tomorrow morning at 9 a.m., which means I have to get up super early so I don't look like a scrub, and then I have to work until midnight. It's going to be a long day.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Sooooooooo Tired

Have I ever said that I hate day shift? Well, just in case you didn't know, I do. I want to cry. I am so tired. Oh and by the way, my calves want to fall off from jumping rope for so long two days in a row. Ouch. Jessie pointed out to me yesterday that I referred to my resolutions in my last post but that the resolutions post wasn't on my blog anymore. Resolution #5 was to not stress so much. Hence, worrying about eating cookies rather than stressing about all of my other major life issues (i.e. finding new job, moving, starting school, money, etc.) was a step in the right direction. Hee hee. Today, I have to go work out, and then Joe and I are going to Red Lobster. Yum!

I was watching Whose Line is it Anyway? last night--that show is so hilarious. If you have never watched it you should try it because it is so good! It used to annoy the crap out of me until I actually sat down and watched an episode and now I crack up every time. Here's a good reason to watch... I read in my Fitness magazine that laughing out loud increases metabolism by 20%. So be happy and improve your health! :) Last night one of the guys on the show said that 9 out of 10 dentists think that the 10th one should chill out.

Finally, I read something really cool today in this newsletter I get at work. Go to The USDA's Pyramid Website to get your own personalized eating plan based on your age, gender, and level of physical activity. It's really cool, check it out playas!

Thursday, January 19, 2006

I got this from Shauna's blog. Apparently I act exactly my age! Wow how unoriginal am I?

Today I am cranky. I won't go into it. Nobody loves me everybody hates me I guess I'll go eat worms.

I just learned that Ralph Lauren's real name is Ralph Lipschitz. You changed your name to Latrine? Yeah, it used to be Shithouse!

You Are 25 Years Old


Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Is it worse to eat an entire box of cookies in one day, or to eat 3 or 4 cookies a day for 7 days?

This is the question I have been pondering as the cookies that Joe's mom sent home with me insistently call out my name from my kitchen counter. I guess it is not so much a box as it is a bag...but is that is what is important at the moment? What I really want to do is eat every single one of them right now. Immediately. I mean now. Don't do it don't do it. Ha ha. It's nice to know that as of this exact moment the only thing I am worrying about is whether or not to eat cookies. :o) One of my new year's resolutions is working (see resolution #5).

Today I got in touch with my childhood and also got a kick ass work out by jumping rope for 30 minutes. I almost died by the end, but I felt awesome when I was done. It took me a couple weeks to be able to jump for 30 minutes without resting. Go me! I absolutely have to have variety in my cardio workouts or I want to die of boredom.

I was watching an old SNL rerun last night and I had to laugh at the Weekend Update sketch. Tina Fey said that Britney Spears' and Kevin Federline's TV series was called Chaotic because The Beverly Hillbillies was already taken. And that Kevin hoped that their baby was a boooyyyyeeee. Ha Ha Ha!!!

Monday, January 16, 2006

Today was a really good day. I slept in...and when I finally woke up I laid in bed for an hour watching TV. I love that. Lying in bed reading or watching TV and knowing I don't have to get up right away. Especially because I know I start day shift in a couple days. Then I got up, did some stuff around the house, worked out, went grocery shopping, and went to Joe's house and had dinner with his family. I just got home and now I am just hanging out some more. :o) A very relaxing day to say the least. CSI Miami is on...you know the lead actor with the red hair is the most annoying guy ever. He is such a horrible actor it makes me cringe. Not that I could do any better. Well, actually I probably could and I have never acted in my life.

I don't know if you guys like hearing about books that I read, but I just read another really great book called Icy Sparks by Gwyn Hyman Rubio. It is about a girl growing up in rural Kentucky that suffers from Tourette's Syndrome. I really loved this book. Oh also, one of my friends that borrowed Not Without My Daughter from me said she couldn't put it down either--so if you haven't read it yet you better go get it!

I guess I'm going to go do my Pilates DVD now. I read in my Fitness magazine that Pilates is something like 30% or 40% more effective than regular crunches for strengthening your core.

I would like to also note that I am so sick of winter already that I never want to leave my house. I cannot wait for summer. It won't come a day too soon! I don't care if it is so humid here that you can't breathe during the summer!! I need to go to Michigan to remind me what "cold" really is. Hopefully when I get back to DC whatever is left of winter will be more tolerable.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

I had a fun weekend... Friday night I went to a bar called McFaddens in downtown DC. It was a birthday party for Joe and his college friend, Dave. We all drank enough for an army...and pretty much everyone there wanted to die the next day. I stayed in bed until like 4 p.m. I have come to the conclusion that the words "open bar" actually spell disaster for me. Below are a couple pics from that night, and a pic of my parents and my bro when they visited last week.

I went and got my hair cut and stuff on Friday afternoon and I decided that one of the greatest things ever is getting your hair washed by someone else. It is awesome.
Ha ha I thought this pic was funny. Joe doing a vodka shot... Posted by Picasa
Me and Jessie! Posted by Picasa
Me and Joe right when we got there. Posted by Picasa
Mom, Nick and Dad when they visited. My apartment is a disaster as you can see from the lovely background. Ha ha. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Who decided that Tyra Banks should have a TV show?

Who is in charge of making these decisions?! Wait...that title should say TWO TV SHOWS! She has two! The world has gone mad. Or at least isn't as good at hiding the fact that it is mad. I guess I should have figured that all out when all the reality TV started coming out. The Real World used to be interesting..now I like to call it "How Many Idiots Can We Shove Into One Hot Tub?"

I have nothing important to say, other than that I had two interviews, they both went well, and I am going to be receiving offers for them next week! I hope they don't end up being lame because now that I see the light at the end of the tunnel my interest in my current job went from miniscule to non-existent.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Welcome to Missy's Blog: Where Everything's Made Up and the Points Don't Matter!

I just got off of work. It went by so fast tonight! It was great. Believe it or not...I was busy the entire time I was there! Woo Hoo! I didn't even get to fit in all of the goofing off I had planned because I was too busy doing real work!! I had a psuedo interview right when I got there. It was okay. I have my other one Wednesday...I am liable to jump at the first thing that allows me to get off of shift work, so I am trying to pace myself. We'll see. I am lucky enough to have Joe's dad to pester on a daily basis and ask him his opinion on the various jobs that I am hearing about (he works for the company, too). Then I did a bunch of research and made a presentation for a briefing that I have to give tomorrow. It should be the most super fun awesome thing ever!

The good news is my parents are FINALLY coming to visit me this week! They'll be here tomorrow sometime; they can only stay for a couple of days though because my dad has to be in Wisconsin on Monday. I'll take what I can get. The great part about it is that my apartment is completely torn apart because I am moving in 3 weeks, and I am supposed to be working 10 hour swing shifts. What I am trying to say is that it is the best timing ever. It was kind of a last minute decision though so whatever. I think I might be able to get out of working on Wednesday though so that will be good. I'm going to go clean my apartment now. Yes, I clean my apartment at 1 a.m.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Who wants to watch "Inside the NBA"!?! Honestly! I am so annoyed that there are no X-files reruns on! I should just buy the box sets. But they are 100 bucks a piece! Can you believe that?! It's ridiculus. I can't stomach that. Today was my first day back on swings. I love swings. I actually get to sleep like a normal person. Speaking of sleeping like a normal person...I have an interview next Wednesday! It is just a phone interview, but I am pumped. It seems like a good opportunity. I always get mildly intimidated when I read job descriptions though because I worry that I am getting in over my head. Joe would say I think too much. I can't help it! Okay, the following are some of my new year's resolutions:

1. Start flossing every day again (I fell off the bandwagon)
2. Save more money
3. Make a budget & keep better track of finances
4. Be punctual
5. Don't stress too much

So far that's all I have. Well, at least all that I want to publish on the internet for the world to see. ;)

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Off For a Day

I'm finished with day shift...yay! Tomorrow I am off, and I am going shopping for Joe's birthday gifts. I'm going back to work a day early because I took Sunday off for his birthday! :) I am taking him out and spoiling him rotten! Well, as you can see from the pics below, I had an awesome New Year's Eve. We went to a house party at Joe's college friends' house. It was a lot of fun. I'm working on my resolutions...soon to be posted. There are just a few!

I decided that I am going to be so ecstatic when I finally move out of this apartment and away from the upstairs neighbors from hell. They did laundry at midnight two nights ago again. I almost cried. It seems that they time it for when I am on day shift and I have to get up at 5. It is ridiculus. Joe went up and yelled at them. I swear they are so obnoxious.

Other than that I really don't have anything exciting to post about. Still no word on the job front, unfortnately. I guess all I can do is wait and keep sending my resume out to people. I have so many plans for when I finally have a NORMAL schedule!