Wednesday, April 29, 2009

25 things about me

1. I am terrified of heights. Not just scared but terrified. I went rock climbing at Dick's sports one time and got about 5 feet off the ground before I started freaking out and had to come back down.

2. I like to change my hair color often. I've had blonde hair, red hair, black hair, brown hair, pink hair, and a combo of black, red and blonde.

3. My family means the world to me.

4. My ideal career is a professional student. That way I could learn everything I wanted to know about anything that interests me and still get paid.

5. If for some reason I had to go into hiding I think I'd change my name to either Leery MacGregor or Ashe DeGarre.

6. I've been an extra in three Disney movies and can be seen twice in The Luck of the Irish.

7. Men are supposed to be hairy so please stop shaving your legs, forearms and chests – it’s not cool. The only time you should opt for hair removal is if you have a hairy back.

8. I hate shaving my legs. Once I had become so frustrated with the whole process that I shaved one leg but not the other.

9. I like movies that don’t end happily – they’re more realistic.

10. I have a really hard time trusting people and am therefore very guarded. Only a select few actually know the real me- what makes me tick, my thoughts, my worries, etc.

11. I am truly grateful for my mom and the examples she has set for me, both good and bad. She is my best friend.

12. I have a little brother named Matthew that I haven’t seen since he was a few days old. I’d like to meet him some day but that would probably mean having to see my father as well and that’s something I’m not interested in.

13. I am grateful that we have writers such as J.R.R. Tolkein, J.K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, George R.R. Martin, Lynn Abbey, Patricia A. McKillip, Patricia Brigs and so many more who bring to life characters and worlds that we all love and wish we were a part of.

14. I am a big believer in taking personal time between relationships to get reacquainted with the new you. All experiences and people change us in some way. When a relationship ends you’re a different person than when it started and I think taking time to find out who you are now as a person before dating again is very important.

15. I still feel like I am partly to blame for my brother’s death. I know I’m not but I still feel like it.

16. Sitting in perfect silence with someone without feeling awkward is wonderful.

17. Toilet time is personal time. Do not under any circumstances use the toilet when someone else is in the bathroom getting ready. The only exception to this is if the person is in the shower - unless you make a stinky.

18. I am sad that everything is so impersonal now, especially correspondence. I wish hand written letters were still the norm. I love reading letters that were written from years ago. They’re more personal and have the depth of history that emails will never have.

19. I was 19 when I got my first cell phone.

20. I want to learn French, Finnish, Russian, Gaelic and Latin. I’ve never wanted to learn Spanish for some reason.

21. I hate Opera. I went to see Madame Butterfly for my last birthday and it was about as lame as lame can be. The music was pretty but the dialogue was horrendous and the actors were like wooden stick figures going from mark to mark.

22. My one goal in life is to be happy.

23. I prefer rainy/cloudy days to sunny days.

24. I like my steak rare almost to the point you can still hear it mooing.

25. I love the freckles on my niece’s nose and the way my nephew’s eyes almost disappear when he grins.


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

funny phone calls on the job and when i say funny i mean annoying as hell.

I manage a call center where we book hotel reservations and registrations for conferences and events around the country. Most of the time the calls we get are pretty straight forward though we do get our share of strange/stupid calls. This is one of my more memorable calls:

(mid call)

Caller: What hotels do you have available?

Me: As of right now we only have the Shilo Inn available for your dates.

Caller: What about the Marriott? Do you have that one available?

Me: No, we only have the Shilo Inn available.

Caller: Oh.... well how about the Radisson. Is that available?

Me: No. The only hotel we have available for the conference is the Shilo Inn. We do not have availability at any of the other hotel properties right now.

Caller: Hmmm, well okay. Are you sure you don't have the Marriott available?

Me: Yes, the ONLY hotel we have available is the Shilo Inn.

Caller: Okay, well how far is the Sheelo from the convention center?

Me: The Shilo is across the street from the south entrance of the convention center.

Caller: Is that close?

Me: Yes, it's across the street.

Caller: Is that across like a highway or something?

Me: No, it's across the street.

Caller: Okay, so how many blocks is that?

Me: It's like a 1/6 of a block, if that. It's right across the street from the convention center. It would take you two minutes at most to get there and that's if you have to wait for a light.

Caller: Oh okay so it's close then?

Me: Yes it is very close.

Caller: And how far is it coming back?

Me: ......... Ummm, I'm not sure I understand the question. Coming back from where?

Caller: From the convention center.

Me: ......................................................... It's the same distance.


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

who ever thought of the saying "beauty is pain" had it right. damn these extensions!

I got a few extensions in my hair on Friday when I went to the salon. I've been sick of my blonde hair for a while and decided to add some black here and there to give it a bit of a kick. It looks great and I love it because it's definitely more me than the last few cuts/colors I've had. They're a hassle though. I have to be very careful not to get shampoo and conditioner on them, they hurt when they are not lying on my flat on my head and evidently wearing a beanie causes severe pain as does having my hair in a pony tail or bobby pins to hold back my hair when I'm washing my face. They're too much work and I don't like to put forth much effort when getting ready. Not to say that I roll out of bed and immediately go to work without washing my face, combing my hair (although if my hair looks ok I will sometimes leave it uncombed) and looking unpresentable (is that a word?). It's just that once I do all of that, that's it. I don't primp through out the day. I don't re-apply my makeup or change outfits unless its from work clothes to pajamas. It's simple and easy and that's the way I like things.


If I ever mention wanting to get extensions again please remind me of how much I hate them, how much of a hassle they are, and the nasty smell that occurs when I briefly go over them with my straightener not to mention the pain they cause if jostled. If I don't believe you I give you full permission to slap me around a bit to knock some sense into me. This also goes for when/if I get the urge to have bangs again.


Monday, April 6, 2009

sorority life - REALLY!?!?!?!?!?

A few weeks ago one of my co-workers talked me into joining Sorority Life on facebook. I was a little hesitant about it since I'm not really into shopping and name brand stuff but it was a super boring day at the office so I joined. It's.. interesting. I mainly just like playing the games on it and seeing my bank account gain more and more mulah since I know I'll probably never have that much cash in real life ((I think i have like $650,000 now!!! wootwoot))). Anywho, last week this girl tried to attack me and lost twice so she slapped me like 7 times (wtf!?!) I put her on a burn list to see what it would actually do and because I can't believe she slapped me 7 times. Well now she puts me on her burn list everyday so other people can attack me to the point where I lose all my confidence and some other point thingies. Anyway, it kinda bugs me that she's taking it so personally, especially since I really only like to put money into my bank account and play the bejeweled type game.So.... I think I might quit it and just play bejeweled.

Also, I didn't brush my hair today.



Have I ever mentioned that I suck at posting? No? Well guess what, I suck at posting.Random thought while on the pot.Ever wonder why in some public bathrooms there's a drain or two or three in the middle of the floor when there's no shower or tub? I was looking at the one in our work bathroom floor and realized that they put it there in case the toilet overflows, that way it can drain immediately instead of sitting on the floor and getting all nasty.


First post - HAPPY DAY!!!

I'm me and you're you. Nice to meet you.
I don't have much time to write today but here are some things about me:
* I'm a Harry Potter fanatic
* I enjoy getting tattoos
* If I could turn into any magical being/creature I'd either be a vampire or an elf
* Cake is the best thing ever created
* Action movies totally ROCK!!
* I think the cartoons playing nowadays are so totally lame