Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Now for the good news...I actually get to go somewhere fun for work! I get to go to Manhattan Beach, CA for a whole week at the end of March! :o) There is a workshop there and I am going to go and learn bunches of stuff and come back even smarter than I am today. :o) I am so excited. I love Manhattan Beach so much. I'm sure it'll bring back memories of when I lived there a couple years ago! AND I get to visit Dorothy because she lives there now! Yay!!
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Knock those chips off of your shoulders, kids.
Then again, some would argue that having an online journal devoted entirely to yourself and your own life could be considered a tad narcissistic...
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Today it is finally warm outside. It is wonderful. I almost wore one of my spring coats today, but I didn't want to jump the gun. It is supposed to get up to 54 degress today! All of the snow is melting and I am so happy. I just checked the weather, and I might actually have a birthday that doesn't include a blizzard! For once! I swear, every year there is a blizzard on my birthday. Right now, CNN says it is supposed to rain. I can handle that. :o)
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Do you ever think about your job and wonder if you will ever be truly happy and fulfilled doing what you do? I know it doesn't happen for very many people, but is it wrong for me to want to be someone that loves my job? This morning it was so tough to get out of bed. I swear, I am just so sick of the petty b.s. that is always going on at work. I've had it up to my eyebrows, as my mom would say. I think it is partially due to the fact that I still feel like I have no idea what I am doing. It's a good thing that I really like the people in my office, or I would be s.o.l. bigtime.
And now for some good news, it is going to be in the 50s for the rest of the week here. Thank the Lord! Maybe some of the snow will melt and I will actually be able to park without fear of getting my car stuck! :o)
I'm thinking about driving home in a couple of weeks. I am homesick.
Monday, February 19, 2007
I had a pretty fun weekend. Joe and I stayed in on Friday, and Saturday we went out in Arlington for some drinks with some friends. It was fun. I was totally exhausted though. I'm currently trying to narrow down where I want to go and what I want to do next Saturday, because it is my birthday!!! :o) I will be 26, which means I will officially be closer to 30 than I am to 20. Weird.
I went shopping over the weekend and I was so proud of myself because I only spent like $20 of my own money. The rest were gift cards from Christmas that I hadn't gotten around to using, and gift cards from Valentine's Day. Go me. I saw a hand bag in the Coach store that I was absolutely dying to have...but $200 is ridiculous for a purse. I get sick of purses too fast to spend that much money on it. But it was still adorable. Speaking of purses, I really don't understand how people can carry around those HUGE purses that everyone has these days. I would be so annoyed schlepping one of those around all day. Yuck.
Friday, February 16, 2007
It is so cold here, I want to die. I looked at the weather and it is 28 degrees. Then, I decided that I have become weak since I moved here because the temperature today in Ann Arbor is 19 degrees. It's nuts. Everywhere I go, everything is covered in ice. And I almost wiped out in my parking lot this morning when I was leaving for work.
I heard on the news yesterday that a female Air Force sergeant was relieved of active duty and demoted (pending investigation) for posing in Playboy. Click here to read the article on the CNN website. Apparently she was photographed fully dressed in her uniform, and then on subsequent pages she was nude and wearing dog tags. Alright, whether or not posing nude is moral, correct, or whatever is not the issue here. The thing is, I'm pretty sure that if I posed in Playboy and was wearing something that showed association with my company, I would be fired so fast my head would spin. You would have to be a complete idiot to expect otherwise! The question is, was this a deliberate action that she hoped would lead to her being taken off of active duty? Is there now going to be a mad rush of female military personnel posing nude so they can get relieved of active duty? A guy I work with said they won't fire her because then there would tons of people posing nude in order to get out of their commitment. Who knows?
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
I feel dumpy, frumpy, and lumpy and it is making me grumpy. I have to go to the gym now. I decided that I am going to start running three times a week again because it is the only way I feel normal. Let's just hope my shins cooperate.
Monday, February 12, 2007
While I am on business travel I get soooooooooooooo bored. I recently started staying at a new hotel; it is so much better than the other one I used to stay at. The gym is really, really nice. All of the equipment is new, it has a flat screen TV, and it even has free weights, medicine balls, and an exercise ball. In other words, far above and beyond most hotel gyms. Plus there is a pool, jacuzzi, steam room, and sauna. So I usually spend my evenings in the fitness/pool area, which is pretty cool. This time I went to Target and bought a bunch of clothes. I was so bored I just had to get out of the hotel. It was fun, but I pretty much spent all of the money that I would have banked from per diem. Oh well. Have you noticed that Target has some really cute clothes lately!?
Friday, I had Joe and his parents over for dinner. I made spinach feta chicken and broccoli fettuccine alfredo. I made the chicken in my crock pot (you really can't go wrong with crock pots-they are the greatest invention ever). Then we had dairy queen for dessert. I was really nervous because that was the first time I had cooked for Joe's parents. Plus it was a recipe I had never tried before. I was pretty relieved that it turned out good. :o) Saturday, I had some friends over my apartment for drinking and then we went dancing at a bar not too far from my apartment. We had an awesome time.
Bridesmaid dress for Jackie's wedding
Monday, February 05, 2007
Friday, February 02, 2007
I found out this morning that my college, George Washington University, is the #1 most expensive college this year. Not that I am very suprised, but let's just say that I am thanking my lucky stars that my job has a tuition reimbursement program. If you want to see the list, click here. I just looked at the GWU website and found out that you can get the mascot to show up at your wedding for $450. Why the heck would you want that?! Ha ha.
This weekend I am throwing a bachelorette party for one of my girlfriends here in D.C. It is going to be so much fun. I will post pics as soon as I get some. I'm sure they will be interesting. :o)