Sunday, November 30, 2003

Praying For A Quick And Painless Week

I don't wanna go to work tomorrow!!! Give me another week off. Man, I need to just win the lottery.

I don't usually mind being on the phones at work, but these last couple of weeks, I've been avoiding it like crazy. I've just felt sort of anti-social and all I want is to be able to put my headphones on to listen to BBC 4 online all day with out being bothered. When I am down for phones, I can't do that. I have to take calls all day long. So I am always hoping I don't get scheduled very often for phones. I'll find out tomorrow morning.

If I can just make it through these next few weeks, I'll be okay. Christmas is just right around the corner.

Song of the Day: Manic Monday-Bangles

"It's just another manic Monday
I wish it was Sunday
'Cause that's my funday
An I-don't -have -to-run day
It's just another manic Monday"


posted at 7:26 PM

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Saturday, November 29, 2003

When The World Is Ending, There Is Always Wal-Mart

Fun day of shopping and just walking around enjoying capitalism at its worst. Went downtown and had a lovely hazelnut steamer at Borders and then went to a locally owned bookstore to pick up a couple of books. (Check out the link on the right hand side for the current book I am reading. The books I just bought won't be up there for a little bit, but keep checking back if you are at all interested. I go through books fairly fast.)

Then we checked out Bed, Bath and Beyond . Awesome things there, but the prices are a little much. I bet I can get most of those things at Wal-Mart for a lot cheaper. Anyways, there was this massager that I am dying for now. So if anyone wants to know a great present for me for Christmas.... Looky Here. *hee hee*

Then we headed out to walk around Wal-Mart (link not needed since I am sure you all know what Wal-Mart is unless you are a Hilton sister). Picked up a Universal remote for our tiny tv upstairs. The tv's original remote had an annoying issue; the zero didn't work so if you wanted to switch from channel 55 to channel 9 you would either have to go down one number at a time from 55 to 9 or you would have to type in channel 11 and go down number to number from there. It was greatly annoying and it has been that way for the past couple of weeks. So at Wal-Mart I just went and bought a very very cheap ($2.50) Universal remote. When we went from the electronics section of the store to the seasonal section, it was just insane. The seasonal area was so packed that little kids had to literally press themselves against the shelves and curl into a ball to let all the adults with carts pass through the aisles (honestly, I saw two kids doing that). It was just totally insane. I felt so bad for them. The kids that is. The adults were just not paying attention and didn't seem to care that we were all living like sardines in a matchbox just to get to a stupid Santa Clause decoration. *grrrrrr* We didn't buy anything there since we couldn't reach half the shit that were on the shelves due to the massive crowds. But also because we didn't see anything that struck our fancy.

We headed over to a dollar store to pick up some Christmas decorations for our yard but I am still wanting a few more things.

Then for a special treat we headed over to a candy store and stocked up on some delicious chocolates, white chocolates and carmel popcorn to last the weekend. Yummmmm.

Song of the Day: Shopping-Barenaked Ladies

"It's never enough
Until you've got all the stuff
When the going gets rough
Just shop with somebody tough"


posted at 7:10 PM

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Thursday, November 27, 2003

Thankful For Plans That Go As Planned

Thanksgiving today was great! It went just as planned!! For once, something goes as planned. *whew*

I slept in until about 9:45am, got up brushed my teeth, put my contact lenses it and took a shower. Played online for a while, had some breakfast, and then around noon we left to pick up some thing from the store before heading off to our friend's house.

We got to our friend's house and hung out with our friend and his parents. It was really fun! We helped cook lots of food and LOTS of dessert! We had like four pies, two dessert breads, and some cranberry dressing (yuk). We had some garlic cheese mashed potatoes which were to die for. Definitly my all-time favorite way to eat mashed potatoes. It has cream cheese, garlic, and lots of shredded cheese like cheddar and mozzarella. Yummmm. The turkey was awesome to cook. Our friend's parents bought this recipe card and metal stand for a "Beer Can Chicken" but since we had a small turkey they thought it would be a cool idea to try it. It was awesome! Depending on what part of turkey you ate, you either didn't taste any difference or you tasted a very very slight bite to it. I loved it!

After eating, we just sat around and talked and started listening to a Seinfeld stand-up comedy cd, but in the middle of it, our friend's new girlfriend came over and brought the game Cranium . So we paused the comedy and had a really really fun time playing the game. None of us really wanted to play at first because we hate charades and things like that, but it turned out really fun!

On the scale of 1 to 10 (ten being the best) for a good Thanksgiving, I'd give this one an 8.

So yay! And we came home to an unmolested home. (I still haven't gotten over the burglary, can't you tell).

It felt really nice to celebrate Thanksgiving with friends that I know will be our friends for life.

Song of the Day: Alright-Janet Jackson

"Friends come and friends may go
My friend, you're real I know
True self you have shown
You're alright with me"


posted at 6:59 PM

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Wednesday, November 26, 2003

Cinderella

This day just can't get any longer. While I only have 3.5 hours left at work, it feels like an eternity. It always feels that way when you are heading into a long weekend. I guess I should be happy I am even getting a long weekend. Had I been a cop, an EMT, or even a nurse, I might have to work until Saturday. Or if I was in Canada or something. I mean, it is easy to forget that the whole world does not celebrate our (The USA) Thanksgiving holiday.

Give it a few hours and I will be running...yes running, not walking, out of here. I'll go home and snack on something, chat with the hubby, and maybe get into some comfy clothes so that I can read the Grimms Brother's fairy tale book I started last night.

Let me explain my reading selection. I grew up on Grimms tales and I love every story. About once every three or four years, I find and read my old fairy tale book from cover to cover. Just something I like to do.

I might even drink some of that British tea I bought from Brits a few weeks ago. Now that sounds relaxing. If only I can make it through these last 3.5 hours.

Song of the Day: Fairy Tale-Toni Braxton

"Please tell me now
How the fairy tale begins"

posted at 10:01 AM

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Tuesday, November 25, 2003

For the Love Of....

I wrote up this really witty entry and tried posting it but the system said there was technical difficulties and I lost everything. Of course, like telling a joke twice, it is near impossible to get the same feeling twice but I will try.

One more day of work and then sweet Jesus...a four day weekend!!!

Thanksgiving will be spent with close friends of ours. My husband's best friend and said best friend's parents who have gotten very close to us the last year. We'll spend the holiday eating, drinking, talking, and playing cards. Of course we can't forget the football for the men. Who says men can't multi-task?

Like with most long weekends, I look forward to at least a couple of days plan-less. That is to say, this time around, I plan on sleeping in, milling around the house, reading a book, watching tv, surfing the net, ect three days of this weekend. No plans means that I can do what I want, when I want and that means so much after having such a structured week of work.

But, like many plans, things change and for all I know, I could be spending those glorious three days entertaining friends, going to a party that I am not aware is happening until that day, or a number of other social activities that spring up on you with no warning. While I love my friends and I love being social, I also value those lazy weekends that I am looking forward to now. My fingers are crossed that my social life takes a steep nose-dive just for this one weekend. Well, I really shouldn't say that. Let's just say, I will be okay with whatever destiny has planned for me. I have my preference, but I must admit that having a social life is a blessing and I should be happy I have friends I can share my life with.

Song of the Day: Holiday-Madonna

"If we took a holiday
Took some time to celebrate
Just one day out of life
It would be, it would be so nice"


posted at 10:27 AM

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Monday, November 24, 2003

Let's Make Whoopee!

At work I like not only listening to This American Life and to BBC4 through Real Player but I also like listening to books on tape/cd that I get from my local library.

Today I finished a book called Piranha to Scurfy by Ruth Rendell. The very last story is about a small village in England where everyone is promiscuous. You can get married, but by the culture of this village, it is expected that the spouses will have extramarital affairs with others in the village. They are okay with homosexuality and are very open about nudity and such.

Sounds insane, but there is actually a tribe that does the exact same thing. I watched that one night about a year ago on TLC before that damned channel started showing nothing but home decorating shows. I degress. Sorry.

The point of the entry is to think through how a society such as that one would work or not work here in our modern world. It sounds appealing on one hand. Everyone is expected to have multiple sexual partners and there is no jealousy on anyone's part. You can have sex with the cute cashier at the local Wal-Mart or you can have sex with the very handsome fireman you've seen jog near your house. Nothing would have to be hush-hush and there would be no broken hearts or homes because of it.

Of course the downside would be that STDs and HIV would run rampant if people got TOO careless. (More than now I would guess) But the most important thing is that you cannot take the jealousy out of people. I'm sorry but I couldn't STAND knowing that my hubby is out getting his rocks off with some other woman down the street. I'm sure he would feel the same way about me going out with another guy!

And don't even get me started on polygamy. Nope. Can't do it.

My husband and I have zero tolerance for cheating. Looking is one thing, cheating is quite another.

But for all the single people and couples who don't mind, that type of community would seem like heaven I'm sure. With nude-lifestyle communities and retirement communities, I'm surprised there isn't a free-sex-for-all community popping up somewhere these days.

You can take an idea like that as immoral, gross, or just plain wrong. Or you can see it as a bunch of horney (who isn't) adults who choose to live their lives sharing each other with no strings attached. I say live and let live. My husband and I will be happy at home ALONE knowing that I am for him and he is for me exclusively and that is okay too.

Song of the Day: The Boy Is Mine-Brandy and Monica

"You need to give it up
Had about enough
It's not hard to see
The boy is mine
I'm sorry that you
Seem to be confused
He belongs to me
The boy is mine"


posted at 12:20 PM

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Saturday, November 22, 2003

Braid Brat

Yay! I got new braids in today. It took a little longer than I expected, but that's okay. At least I don't have to deal with styling my hair every morning for two months or so. YAY!

Hubby and I were supposed to go to a movie today and also do some shopping for some curtains for the downstairs but plans changed and he wound up having lunch/dinner with some friends at a local bar and grill. Now he doesn't feel good so he doesn't want to do anything until tomorrow. I am soooo mad. Also he spent a little too much money on groceries so we can't get curtains and go see a movie. We can do one or the other now. So blah to that. :(

See what happens when the head of the household is too busy getting her hair done all day to monitor grocery spending? *evil grin*

Song of the Day: All I Really Want-Alanis Morissette

"And all I really want is some patience
A way to calm the angry voice
And all I really want is deliverance
Do I wear you out
You must wonder why I'm so relentless and all strung out
I'm consumed by the chill of solitary"


posted at 5:25 PM

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Friday, November 21, 2003

1. List five things you'd like to accomplish by the end of the year. To lose more weight, read more good books, get motivated, buy new clothes, wax my brows. :P


2. List five people you've lost contact with that you'd like to hear from again. Friends from the past; Cal, Virgil, Nikki, Tilly, Josh

3. List five things you'd like to learn how to do. Play piano, play guitar, produce a song, shoot a gun, learn self-defence.

4. List five things you'd do if you won the lottery (no limit). Buy a mansion, buy a nice car or two, donate some to charity, travel, hook my family up.

5. List five things you do that help you relax Sing, listen to music, watch tv, read, daydream

posted at 10:16 AM

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Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Social Commentary

I was trying to hold my tongue about this subject all day long, but I just can't take it anymore. Michael Jackson seems to be at it again . He is being accused of child molestation for the second time in almost 10 years.

The big question is "did he do it?". But I think the bigger question should be why any parent would allow their child to spend the night with Michael Jackson in the first place! Set aside the fact that he is a very odd person for a minute here. (Personally, that would be enough for me to not want my children to stay with him alone at night) But let's take into account the allegations against him ten years ago and then the fact that he on national tv admitted to sleeping in the same bed as the little boys that come to visit. With all of this knowledge, what parent in their right mind would still allow their young children to spend the night?

Let's assume the allegation against him are wrong. That still doesn't make it right for a 45 year old man to be sleeping in bed with young boys. There is just something not right about that.

Shame on those parents to even allow their children to be left alone with a man with such a questionable way of thinking. It's sick.

Just think, if a 45 year old man that lived on your block wanted to have your child(ren) spend the night with him, would you allow that? So why should people treat MJ any differently? He is just like that weird man down the street but the difference is he has millions of dollars and a huge mansion.

Okay, okay no more bashing the parents. I just really had to get that out though.

Song of the Day: Childhood-Michael Jackson

"People say I'm not okay
'Cause I love such elementary things...
It's been my fate to compensate,
for the Childhood
I've never known..."


posted at 7:34 PM

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Tuesday, November 18, 2003

The Beast

I thought I had overcome it. Had slayed it like the monster that it was. I thought I had a near fool-proof way of getting rid of it. But I was wrong. It snuck up on me two days ago and I haven't been able to use my learned powers to make it leave me alone.

Insomnia.

It bit at me last night and the night before like a rabid Rotweiler. I was up for about 70% of the night tossing and turning because thoughts were overcoming me mercilessly. I swear people. I was thinking about everything.

It didn't help that most of my thoughts centered around two subjects that I just wish would go away. One being the subject of my dear sibling. You know, the one who backstabbed me several times over the last few months, the one who disrespected me when I tried working it out with him, the one who decided as a last resort to threatend physical violence on my husband and vowed to seek revenge one way or another in that realm. And my sibling only lives two blocks away from me. Nice, eh?

The other topic that stayed on my mind through the night was the burglary and wondering if every little noise I hear is someone trying to break in again. I am thisclose to seeing a psychiatrist and getting some Valium to calm myself down. It's been two weeks since the break in and I am still very jumpy, jittery, and nervous as hell. I even hate going downstairs alone now! It doesn't help that my downstairs is a ghost town of sorts since we haven't replaced the stolen tv set. So we are hardly ever down there now. We cook our meals and then go upstairs to the office to eat them. In the "office" we have our computer and a teeny, tiny, tv set that both of us huddle in front of. While one is on the computer the other has full reigns over the tv then we switch. It's insane!

That will be ending the first week of December though. We plan on buying ourselves a 32" flatscreen tv to replace the 27" Magnavox (regular tv, nothing special) that was stolen. Until then though, the downstairs will be a dark and lonely reminder of the night we came home to our doors and windows unlocked, the sliding door opened all the way, and our tv missing from it nook in our home entertainment center.

But I degress from the point of the entry. How did I combat my insomnia before this all happened? Easy! I just cleared my head. It was as simple for me as just telling myself to think of nothing and I would and voila! I would shortly find myself in a deep slumber. On nights that it wasn't that easy, I had a backup plan. I would imagine staring at a brick wall. No graffiti on it to distract me, no markings or signs on it of any kind. Just a boring brick wall. Staring at it in my mind's eye was enough to bore me to sleep. Worked EVERYTIME. Well....except the last two nights.

I think I need a hot bath and some good sad music to cry all of this stress, pain, and fear out of me. I haven't had a good cry in ages. Ladies, you know what I'm talking about. A good long cry might just purge me of the very things that cause my insomnia so that I might finally get a good night's sleep.

Song of the Day: Who Needs Sleep?-Barenaked Ladies

"My hands are locked up tight in fists
My mind is racing, filled with lists
of things to do and things I've done
Another sleepless night's begun"


posted at 5:35 AM

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Monday, November 17, 2003

Sign My Guest Map, Please!

Sunday went by uneventfully and relaxing for me. I relaxed my hair, played online most of the day, and read some of the book I am reading (see right hand column for which book I am in the middle of).

Hopefully I can get my hair redone this coming up weekend before the holidays. The lady that does my hair was supposed to call me back on Saturday to let me know, but she never did. *sigh* Oh well.

Oh hey, if you haven't signed my Guest Map, please do! You can see the link to it on the right hand column. I would love to see people represent their country/state/province!

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Song of the Day: Empty-Janet Jackson

"Your phrases
Descriptive
And through the textured words

With beauty
You post it
And use such colored verbs
We've never met"


posted at 5:51 AM

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Saturday, November 15, 2003

Hair!

It took me 4 hours to take my braids out today. *grrrrr* That is one part about having this style that I hate, taking them out. First I have to wash and condition my hair because it is so much easier taking them out when they are wet. Then it takes me half the damn day to get them out because I literally have to take them out one braid at a time. When I get finished I have this huge mound of thick, curly, and unruly hair to deal with until I get braids again.

Tomorrow I have to relax (chemically straightening the hair) my hair which is a pain the ass as well. At least that only takes an hour though. Then hopefully next weekend I can get with the girl who braids me to get new ones put in (another 5 hours). When I get the new braids in I am good for 2-3 months before the whole cycle starts again.

I need to make an appointment to get my brows waxed sometime before Thanksgiving. I haven't had it done for months so my brows are nice and thick right now. Also I need to get some new contact lenses. The ones I have in now are way too old. I have an eye appointment next week so I should get a free pair to last until I can buy a box or two later. My eyes are naturally dark dark brown, but I get grey contacts because I love 'em. Gotta feel pretty and look fresh for the holidays!

Song of the Day: Work It-Missy Elliot

"If you a fly gal get your nails done
Get a pedicure, get your hair did"


posted at 4:43 PM

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Friday, November 14, 2003

Friday Five

1. Using one adjective, describe your current living space. Nice

2. Using two adjectives, describe your current employer. Good, Fair

3. Using three adjectives, describe your favorite hobby/pasttime. Relaxing, Fun, Entertaining

4. Using four adjectives, describe your typical day. Boring, Slow, Cheap, Long

5. Using five adjectives, describe your ideal life.
Exciting, Rich, Fun, Adventurous, Relaxing

Grasping For Straws

Is it just me or is it pretty obvious when a celebrity is struggling to stay at the top? Let's start with JLo. I just heard a collective sigh and a couple of ewwws, but bare with me here. Jennifer Lopez is a singer *cough cough whatever cough cough*, an actress, owns a restaurant called Madre's , owns a clothing like called JLO (even though she has publicy announced that she does not want to be called JLo anymore), owns a perfume called JLO and now....get this, she has just opened a lingerie line to add to her clothing line. And these are just the companies that I know of! She might also own a record company and/or a production company for all I know.

In my humble opinion JLo is stretching herself a little thin now. It's bad enough that we have to see her all over tv, radio and sometimes the movie theatre. Now I'll have to hear about her in the clothing stores too! *grrrrr*

Another example of a celebrity who is showing her desperation is Britney Spears if you can believe that. I watched that interview with Diane Sawyer last night and Britney offered up some info about her new album that is coming out soon. Apparently there is a song about masturbation that she sings. I mean c'mon. That was the biggest clue that she is so desperate it's starting to show. *ugh* I don't think Britney has much more she can do short of posing nude in Playboy. I have a feeling that her career is nearing an end. Oh well.

Song of the Day: Desperation Samba-Jimmy Buffett

"Yo quiero a bailar en Mexico
We do the desperation samba con nos amigos"


posted at 6:06 AM

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Thursday, November 13, 2003

Dear Diary

Yet another reason to not give out too personal info in your blogs (full name, employer name, location of residence, ect).

Mom Finds Out About Blog

Granted, if someone really wanted to, they could find out who you are, but why make it easy? AND if you do choose to let your friends and family know about your blog or if you do decide to use your real name in your blog, then at least have the decency to censor yourself if there is something you would rather them not know! I know of several people who keep two blogs. One for the public and their friends and one for their own eyes to see. I thought about doing that, but some things are just too private for me to even think about putting on the internet at all. Like I said before, if someone really wants to find something online, it isn't impossible. I'd rather not even risk it.

While the things I put in this blog are personal and somewhat private, I balance that out by either leaving out names or not giving too many telling details. Everything I write here is truth but you can have honesty without giving too many details or personal facts.

I feel a little bit bad for that guy in the article above, but he really should have known better. *tsk tsk*

Song of the Day: Dear Diary-Pink

"Dear, dear diary, I want to tell my secrets
I've been a bad, bad girl
I've been a bad, bad girl"


posted at 10:43 AM

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Tuesday, November 11, 2003

A New Day Has Come

The meeting that was supposed to happen regarding my raise did not happen yesterday but should happen today. From what I understand from others who attended the early meetings yesterday, I should be getting a HUGE pay raise. This should be awesome for our credit application for a car loan in March and the raise will also be a big help when we go on vacation next summer as well. YAY!

Now it will be even harder to leave this job for another one. The benefits are just kick-ass and now with this new pay raise, there is no reason to leave this job! As bad as it can be at times with backstabbing co-workers and rude customers, it is all worth it in the end. Every job on Earth has some set-backs so complaining about the ones I experience here is pointless. At least work stress isn't so bad that it causes ulcers in me! :)

Song of the Day: Work It-Missy Elliot

"Girl, girl, get that cash
If it's 9 to 5 or shakin' your ass
Ain't no shame, ladies do your thang
Just make sure you ahead of the game"



posted at 11:32 AM

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Monday, November 10, 2003

Silver Lining

Things are slowly getting back to normal for me after the break-in. I am finally sleeping normally now and my appetite is back. But it is still gut-wrenching to be away from home for any length of time. I wouldn't feel so nervous about it if I didn't have pets. But we are taking precautions so that if someone attempts to break-in again, they will be found out. I am just sorry it has taken us so long to implement security measures now and not before something like this happened. But you live and learn I suppose.

The positive thing is that we are okay, our pets are okay and only one thing was stolen instead of a whole houseful of things. So we are very grateful for that at least.

I will add more later...

NEWS FLASH: I just found out from co-workers that everyone will be getting raises based on our job duties. I should be making about $3,000 more a year starting in January!!!!!!! I won't find out FOR SURE until 2pm because that is when I go into the meeting. I am just sooooo excited!!!! My husband will be making more money per year too. :D This is soo wonderful. Thank you LORD!! If this info changes, I will be sure to update this entry.

Song of the Day: I Wanna Be Rich-Calloway

"I want money lots and lots of money
I want the pie in the sky
I want money lots and lots of money
So don't be asking me why"


posted at 8:18 AM

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Friday, November 07, 2003

I Like You!

1. What food do you like that most people hate? Spinach

2. What food do you hate that most people love?Spaghetti (yuk)

3. What famous person, whom many people may find attractive, is most unappealing to you?George Clooney

4. What famous person, whom many people may find unappealing, do you find
attractive?
Vin Diesel

5. What popular trend baffles you? This new trend of that 80's "mohawk" look that Gwen Stefani, Pink, and that hostess of "Dog Eat Dog" all wore at different award shows and in Pink's case, her video for "Trouble", in the last couple of years. Here is a picture of that hairdo.

Song of the Day: Friday-Ice Cube

"You know it ain’t no stoppin all tha doggs I’m droppin
It’s friday night so everythang is poppin."


posted at 6:28 AM

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Thursday, November 06, 2003

Ain't That A Bitch

My house was broken in to last night. Luckily we were not home when it happened but it seems we barely missed the thief. In his (assuming it was a man) rush to leave he knocked over a plant and plant stand and was only able to take off with our tv. It appears he came in through the window, unlocked every door in our house and unlocked all the living room windows, but he went out through the sliding door. He also tried stealing a handful of dvds but left them behind. It was a very frightening and surreal experience but we are bouncing back. We spent the whole day taking the police officer's advice and took necessary steps to protect ourselves from any future burglaries. We feel much better now but it is still very nerve racking everytime we leave the house. We cannot stay afraid though. We have to continue our lives as before and if anything, we learned a valuable lesson. IT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE. Keep yourself safe and don't ever think that it can never happen to you.

I have found these very interesting facts about burglaries: "The latest report from the FBI Crime Clock recorded 2.5 million burglaries, one every 12 seconds in the United States."

The Department of Justice predicts, "One of every four homes in this country will be burglarized within the next 10 years. Three of four homes will be burglarized in the next 20 years."


Source

Scary info if you ask me. I am just blessed that more was not taken and that we wised up a lot and have taken the necessary steps to prevent another break-in.

Song of the Day: I'm Not Scared-Pet Shop Boys

"I'm not scared
Baby, I don't care
I'd go anywhere
Baby, I'm not scared
I'm not scared
No, I'm not scared"



posted at 6:16 PM

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Wednesday, November 05, 2003

How to Spot a Liar

Alrighty. I've had my fair share of liars. Haven't we all? My situation is a bit different. In highschool my best friend was/is a habitual liar. We are no longer friends because of this, but of course that never changed her. How did I know she was a habitual liar? Well let's see. Almost every lie she told would be contradicted be HER shortly afterwords. Also, when she would lie about another person or an event that happened to her when she was little, her mom would confront her about the lie in front of me! Scolding her for lying to me, her mother would make it clear that this is not the first time her daughter has pulled something like this. Did this friend of mine stop after being embarrased countless times? No!! Not at all.

Also, her lies would sometimes not make any sense at all. She would set up these elaborate scenes for us that sounded good on the off-set but the very second you thought about it, it didn't make sense. A very good example of her typical lie happened last year. She told me a couple of years ago that she liked tarantulas and that she even had one as a pet. Then last year she annouced to a several friends of mine, with me present, that she hated spiders and didn't even like TALKING about them since they freaked her out so bad. She went as far as telling us that her and her brother were bitten by a tarantula when they were little so her fear has turned to a phobia. Hmmmmm. Think about this now.....it wouldn't make sense that someone so afraid of spiders would buy one as a pet!! But true to her character, when I confronted her about this in private she tried to tell me that even though she is scared of spiders, she still had one as a pet so in fact in her opinion she was not lying. Again, when you use common sense, you realize she has to be lying. Why would anyone plop down $50-100 or more on the very thing they are MOST afraid of? Now, I have heard of people doing that to try to alleviate their fears, but in her case, she did not use that has a defense. So I knew this had to be another one of her lies.

It is hard to tell when someone is lying to you constantly when you first meet a person or if you just don't have contact with them that often. But when you hang out with someone who constantly lies, it becomes painfully clear within a matter of time.

I am also related to a person who was a habitual liar. For a long time it seemed that person had changed their ways and they were no longer like that, but more recently a few of us have noticed that the lies are back again. They are back to the point of this person lying to someone about me!!! Then lying to me about that person!!!

So how can YOU spot a liar? Well a general search on Yahoo with the terms "How to spot a liar" will garner lots of websites and articles that give you good advice on how to spot a lie and a liar. One such article is very good:

Three ways to spot a liar

Another great site to check out for basics on how to spot a liar is this one How To Spot A Liar

This was pretty interesting...seems I'm not the only one with this problem... Here

So don't be a sucker and fall for untruths. It only leads to heartbreak, embarrasment, and backstabbing.

Song of the Day: Truth-Janet Jackson

"Do you know the truth
Feel it
Live it
Do you know the truth
Trust it
Believe it
Do you know the truth
You want it
And need it
Do you know the truth
To find it
Embrace it
And never let it go"



posted at 10:57 AM

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Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Bitchin'

What the heck is goin' on with the web? It seems no matter what site I visit I either get a virus, spyware, or adware. In extreme cases, I get all the above! Now I am armed with not only an Anti-virus software but I also have a firewall, adware remover, and a pop-up stopper. All this and free sites are becoming rare! I remember a time when sites were free. Oh the days!

So now we pay lots of money (between paying for your internet connection to paying for services that used to be free) just to be pelted with viruses, adware, and spyware! I know there are more pressing matters I could be bitching about right now, but ya know? It just feels good to vent about stupid crap every now and then.

Let's see what else I can think to bitch about....I have something! What is it about professionals not responding to email? I have two examples here. The first is about a letter I emailed Cingular Wireless about their crappy selection of phones for my area (this was shortly before they came out with newer phones. Hey...I didn't know!!) and about the fact that nowhere on their crappy site is there a place for someone to EMAIL customer service. I compared Cingular with lots sites like T-Mobile and Sprint Wireless and Cingular is the ONLY one with no way to contact them through email! Anyhoo, I emailed Cingular through this awesome site Planetfeedback and told them all of this. A week or so later I get an email back from a customer service rep or someone. The email was strange. Here it is (I have exed out any names or email addresses) Oh and just to warn you, my response appears first. You will need to read from the bottom up to make sense of it...

I have not heard back from you regarding what is going on in response to my letter to your company. Can you please email me?

Thanks.

"XXXX,XXXXX" wrote:
Nicole,


I recently received the Planet Feedback complaint you filed regarding your wireless account. You can contact me via email or by phone at (XXX)XXX-XXXX


Thanks

XXXXXXXXXX

Cingular Wireless

Office of the President


Well I have yet to hear from this person. I sent the response on Oct. 22nd. So it appears Cingular does not care about my letter afterall.

The other email was from University of Phoenix. Someone emailed me from there to get things started since I told them I was interested in starting school with them online. I was volleying emails back and forth with an advisor about her wanting me to call her so that she can do a very short survey to see if I qualify. I was telling her that I am not able to catch her in her office for the phone interview since I am working lots of overtime at work and am at work when she is having office hours. I asked her if she could email me the survey and she said that could be arranged. Well I didn't hear anything for a few days so I just emailed her asking her if we can still do this email thing. She has yet to respond back. That was almost a week ago now. *sigh*

Song of the Day: Bitch-Meredith Brooks

"I hate the world today
You're so good to me
I know but I can't change"




posted at 7:17 PM

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Monday, November 03, 2003

I'm Gonna Tell On You!

Halloween was uneventful. We didn't get as many trick or treaters as last year, but that was okay since that left us with more candy to keep! *evil grin*

Saturday night we headed out to a friend's house-warming party. It was very ackward since the guy I had that major falling out with was there. I hadn't seen him since that night we fought so there was some very odd tension. I also hear that he asked about me before I got there but yet he didn't once acknowledge me or anything so that was a little weird too. I didn't feel up to partying that night so that made the night even more uncomfortable for me. I wound up staying an hour or so and then I left with a friend. I was just tired, uncomfortable and not feeling into the partying. I went because I really like the couple who were putting the party on and they are very sweet to me so I didn't want them to feel upset about me not coming.

Sunday was very relaxing. I slept and believe it or not, I actually cleaned!!! I did dishes a few times and did laundry. Even going as far as folding the clothes and putting them away. For anyone who knows me, you know this is a big deal. I don't know what came over me! Needless to say, my husband was very happy that he didn't have to do all the cleaning for once. :P

I am in training for another two weeks here at work and I can already tell this is gonna be a rough road. There is a certain person in my class who is a snitch. I am at a loss for a meaner word here. Anyways, I was emailing two people back and forth for the first hour of training because for the first person, it was about work. The person I emailed needed to know whether to take over one of my duties for this week. I had to work it out with her so that took a couple of emails. Then I emailed my husband because I got a call from our car insurance place and it was very important so I wanted him to call them up asap. So we volleyed emails back and forth about that. It was very very important so I couldn't let that go until break. Well the bitch snitch decided to rat me out to the trainer while we were on break. I know this because apparently my husband overheard them talking about it. So me being me, I decided to confront them both on it. The trainer is a friend of mine so I was not too worried about her. I was able to smooth things over with her when she came back into the room. Then when the snitch came in, I walked over to her and apologized for disturbing her with my emailing. I told her that it was work related and that I HAD to answer the emails then and there. She acted like she didn't believe me but who cares. The trainer told me that she didn't mind that I use email during training but that she understands how others could be affected by it. Because the trainer knew that the emails were work related and emergency related, she didn't mind at all.

So now for the next two weeks, I'm gonna have to limit all my email interaction to breaks and lunch since the snitch sits right behind me and can see everything I do. *grrrr*

Song of the Day: Snitches-Master P feat Snoop

"Snitches snitches snitches
Y'all be running they mouth just like bitches
Snitches snitches snitches"


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