Friday, March 30, 2007

Rant

I wanted to do a nice happy fluffy post today since it's Friday, but I'm so irritated right now. I can't think of anything happy to blog about.

The reason I am pissed is because it's payday and my check was less than I thought it would be. I worked 12 hours of overtime, but I only got paid for 4 hours of overtime. I got 95 hours of regular pay. How does that make any sense? It might be an oversight. I don't think so though. I've seen the way this company deals with money issues and I just think they are cheap. The payroll person just happens to be the owner's wife - figures.

I've been coming in on Saturdays for a while now and I was under the impression that I was going to get overtime. It's not worth my time to come in on Saturday and get regular pay. I'd rather have the time off to relax. As it is now I work 9 hour days and only get paid for 8 because I'm not interested in taking an hour lunch. I feel like I live here.

Anyway, enough about work. At least it's Friday. I pretty much have every hour of my weekend filled up. I'm most looking forward to laying by the Red Rock pool on Sunday. They have a beautiful pool area. I think it's going to be 85 degrees outside on Sunday so that'll be nice. I haven't been to the mall in a month. I'm really trying to stay away but it's hard sometimes.

Part of me is so tempted to go back to waiting tables. Money is so much more plentiful when you are waiting tables. Working in this office is driving me nuts. UGH!

Okay, sorry about the rant guys - have a good weekend.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Set the DVR

Am I the only person that is excited as hell to see the last season of the Soprano's? It's starting April 8th. I believe that's Easter. What a perfect way to commemorate Easter?!



Set your DVR's everyone. That very same weekend a new season of Entourage is starting. Saturday, April 7th!!



I wonder if I blog too much about T.V. Well, no time to worry about that now. I was just informed that two new guys are starting here on Monday - gee thanks for all of the advance notice. I have a buttload of stuff to do now.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

DWTS - Week 2

Dancing with the Stars is pissing me off this season. I'm so unimpressed with these people. Monday night the girls did the Mambo. I love the mambo! The mambo is a sexy dance where you move your hips. It's a dance that gives you a lot of opportunity to be creative and saucy and sexy and fun. These girls bored me to tears.

Paulina deserved to go home. She sucked.





Next on the chopping block should be Shandi Finnessey. She has a GREAT GREAT body and she's really HOT, but she can't dance. She is very uncomfortable and awkward.







Leeza Gibbons didn't impress me with her moves, however, that woman looks FANTASTIC! She just turned 50 years old and check out that body. Color me impressed. I would love to look like her at 50 years old. Her dance was very reserved and not raunchy enough - she needs to let loose or she'll be leaving soon too.






Surprise of all surprises - Heather Mills! Hello - she did a back walkover?! What was that all about? Her routine had more difficulty than anyone else's. Good for her. I was surprised how much she let loose. The way she speaks and carries herself and her british accent all make me assume that she's stiff and stuffy and stuck up. But, when she gets on the dance floor, she shakes it and moves and has fun. Big surprise to me. She's better than a lot of the younger ones.







Finally - one girl did justice to the Mambo.... Laila Ali! I was happy to see someone do the mambo the way it was intended. Very spicy, very saucy and very sexy. She can move and she looked great in her outfit. She will probably be around for a while.





Next up - the guys... They had to do the quickstep. The quick step is an odd dance. It can be fun to do and fun to watch, or it can just be brutal.

Billy Ray Cyrus surprised me because he did a good job. He had fun with it and he wasn't stiff or pained looking. Good for him. He still doesn't have a lot of rhythm, but in the quick step you really don't need any - it's more technical.






Clyde Drexler is adorable. He's way too freakin tall for his partner and he looks awkward when he dances, but damn if he doesn't try. He gets an A for effort and the crowd loves him.





Cheryl Burke and Steve Sanders - er - I mean Ian Zehring were kind of lame this week. Again, I'm not a fan of the quick step because it can be very prancy and downright gay looking. That's how they were - too gay. Next week they will probably be better with a different dance.






My favorite guy is Joey Fatone. He is so FUN to watch. He made me enjoy the quick step. I was really really impressed. He's silly and he's funny and he has rhythm - I really think he has a GREAT chance of winning.






Apollo and his partner are adorable. I can't get enough. He is an awesome dancer and he's going to go really far too.






And why do I keep leaving this guy out? I almost forgot about him for the 2nd week in a row. He's too old, unmemorable and doesn't stand out. They should stop putting the token "old guy" on there.


Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Blood, Glass and Thieves

As I pulled into work this morning, I noticed a swarm of cop cars leaving the business park. I didn't think much of it until I pulled into my usual spot and there was an undercover detective standing in front of the office. He's like "do you work here miss?" I'm like hmmmm, should I lie? Wait a minute, I didn't do anything wrong. "Yes, I work here". Well, we just wanted to let you know there was a break-in, but the security guard won.

Apparently someone tried to break into our office for the third time in two years. The first time this happened I wasn't working here yet. There was a ring of thieves that worked for an alarm company. We were just moving into this building and when we called to have these guys come out and give us an estimate on the alarm, these guys broke in that very night (since they knew there was no alarm) and cleaned out the place. They were caught eventually. The second time I guess a new set of thieves got in and stole the plasma T.V. out of our conference room. We have a state of the art alarm system now with motion sensors all over the place. Last night someone tried to break in and the roaming security patrol caught him. He hit the guard with a bat or something over the head and the security guy shot him. YES - SHOT HIM! There is blood and glass all over the sidewalk right outside of my door. LOVELY! Shouldn't this be cause for a day off or something? I don't think I should have to work under these stressful conditions. hehe

Anyway, I'm really surprised because this is a nice neighborhood, there is rarely any violence over here, but for some reason, we have a lot of break ins. I guess because it's a business park and most of the companies have a lot of high tech gadgets.

UPDATE!! I just went to the bathroom and there was a bullet hole that came through the wall and ricocheted off of the stall and we found the bullet on the floor. UMMMMM - obviously the CSI guys weren't here to investigate because they wouldn't have missed this evidence.

I didn't have a chance to watch Dancing with the Stars last night, I'll sit down and watch it tonight and give a summary later in the evening.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Skiing in Brianhead

Wow! What a great weekend. I had such a blast. I'm not sure that words or pictures will do justice to my awesome weekend, but I'll give it a try.

First off, I didn't break anything so that's a plus. I have only been skiing once in my life and that was when I was in middle school, so that was a long long time ago. I chose not to take a lesson this time, and just rented skis and got right on the slopes. Tim was nice enough to give me a couple of pointers...



He kind of looks like Rod Stewart doesn't he?

Well, he was a great teacher. I started off on the bunny slopes. I fell a few times and it wasn't a big deal. The hardest part was getting off the chair lift. You sort of have to hop off a little bit and get out of the way so that the next chair doesn't hit you. After a few runs down the bunny slopes, I moved up to the intermediate slopes. I got some more confidence and started going faster. I even made it down a few times without falling. SWEET! I was flying down that slope and it was awesome.

I spent most of the day with A.J. She's great. I got to know her pretty well this weekend...



Devan and A.J.



Anyway, we had time for one more run before the relay race and the jump contest, so I decided to go up higher on the mountain with the big boys. I felt pretty confident and I thought I was hitting another intermediate run - I was under the impression that it was just a little harder than than the run I'd been doing all day.
I was WRONG.

So, we get on this other lift and head up the mountain. Were going up and up and up and.......... up farther. I'm like "how high is this lift going to take us?". I didn't realize I was going all the way to the top of the freaking mountain. DAMN! I get off that lift and there's a sign that says Elevation 11,000 feet. HOLY SHIT!!! What have I gotten myself into? Most of the guys get right off the lift and head on down the mountain, while I stand there and start freaking out. I didn't think I was going to make it down and everything I had learned flew right out the window. Thank god these two guys that I barely even know stuck it out with me and talked me down. Not only did they talk me down, but they grabbed my skiis from across the cliff a few times when I fell, and they picked up my poles when I tumbled and they helped up when I rolled. They kept my spirits up and helped me down little by little. It must have taken me about 45 minutes to get down that damn mountain. Good times. hehe Oh well, I bit off a little more than I could chew, but at least I can say I did it and next time maybe I'll won't be as scared.

This is Jordan (on the left) - he's one of the guys that saved my life. He also ran the advanced leg of the relay race and took first place!





This is Glen and his wife. Glen is the other guy that saved my life. I'm forever grateful to these two!



Shelly, Angela and me - they are the ones that hooked me up with the trip!





After skiing all day we had a great dinner and they had an award ceremony for the winners.


These are the winners are the jump contest. Phil (in the middle) took the gold!




These guys drove out to hangout with us from California...




Vanessa (on the right) and her friends traveled to Utah from Fargo, North Dakota to ski for the very first time!!! Yes, I know people from Fargo now.



This is Devan and I. What a cutie! If only I was ten years younger...




I stayed up with this crew until 4:30 in the morning playing Catchphrase. Oh my god that is a fun game.




All in all the weekend was a blast and Utah is gorgeous even though there were polygamists compounds all over the place. Makes me miss Big Love - hopefully the second season will start soon.

Friday, March 23, 2007

UFO's??

This is supposed to be the link to France's newly unveiled UFO Website. I want to see it, but the link doesn't work. They said that the site crashed yesterday due to a high volume of traffic, so that's probably the problem.

In case you are wondering what I am talking about - here's the article....

by Marlowe Hood
Thu Mar 22, 11:53 AM ET



PARIS (AFP) - France became the first country to open its files on UFOs Thursday when the national space agency unveiled a website documenting more than 1,600 sightings spanning five decades.


The online archives, which will be updated as new cases are reported, catalogues in minute detail cases ranging from the easily dismissed to a handful that continue to perplex even hard-nosed scientists.

"It is a world first," said Jacques Patenet, the aeronautical engineer who heads the office for the study of "non-identified aerospatial phenomena."

Known as OVNIs in French, UFOs have always generated intense interest along with countless conspiracy theories about secretive government cover-ups of findings deemed too sensitive or alarming for public consumption.

"Cases such as the lady who reported seeing an object that looked like a flying roll of toilet paper" are clearly not worth investigating, said Patenet.

But many others involving multiple sightings -- in at least one case involving thousands of people across France -- and evidence such as burn marks and radar trackings showing flight patterns or accelerations that defy the laws of physics are taken very seriously.

A phalanx of beefy security guards formed a barrier in front of the space agency (CNES) headquarters where the announcement was made, "to screen out uninvited UFOlogists," an official explained.

Of the 1,600 cases registered since 1954, nearly 25 percent are classified as "type D", meaning that "despite good or very good data and credible witnesses, we are confronted with something we can't explain," Patenet said.

On January 8, 1981 outside the town of Trans-en-Provence in southern France, for example, a man working in a field reported hearing a strange whistling sound and seeing a saucer-like object about 2.5 meters (eight feet) in diameter land in his field about 50 meters (yards) away.

A dull-zinc grey, the saucer took off, he told police, almost immediately, leaving burn marks. Investigators took photos, and then collected and analyzed samples, and to this day no satisfactory explanation has been made.

The nearly 1,000 witness who said they saw flashing lights in the sky on November 5, 1990, by contrast, had simply seen a rocket fragment falling back into earth's atmosphere.

Patenet's answer to questions about evidence of life beyond Earth was sure to inflame the suspicions of those convinced the government is holding back: "We do not have the least proof that extra-terrestrials are behind the unexplained phenomena."

But then he added: "Nor do we have the least proof that they aren't."

The CNES fields between 50 and 100 UFO reports ever year, usually written up by police. Of these, 10 percent are the object of on-site investigations, Patenet said.

Other countries collect data more or less systematically about unidentified flying objects, notably in Britain and in the United States, where information can be requested on a case-by-case basis under the Freedom of Information Act.

"But we decided to do it the other way around and made everything available to the public," Patenet said.

The aim was to make it easier for scientists and other UFO buffs to access the data for research.

The website itself -- which crashed host servers hours after it was unveiled due to heavy traffic -- is extremely well organized and complete, even including scanned copies of police reports.

To visit the website: www.cnes-geipan.fr.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Good article

If you are interested in this neteller mess, check out this article with CardPlayer magazine.

I am a part of this coalition and we are working hard to get the money back. If you lost money too then please join here.

Make sure to add your losses to the database too!

Utah here we come!

So, has anyone ever been to this place??






Well, it's funny how things happen. A group that I belong to has a ski trip once a year and they've been talking about it for a few months now. I kept hearing about it, and I thought it sounded great, but I definitely didn't have the money to go, so of course I didn't sign up.


I got a call two days ago from a girl I know and she said they had one trip leftover that they wanted to donate to a new member and they chose me. WOW! What a surprise! I was really really touched that they thought about me. It made me feel really good. The trip covers a free place to stay and most of my food. Unfortunately it doesn't cover the cost of skiiing or tubing or snow boarding - which isn't a big deal. But, if you don't have any ski clothes or boots or gloves and you have to rent skis and you have to pay for a lift ticket, it can get costly.






Anyway, it worked out that a girl here at work had a really nice outfit that she was able to lend me and some boots that fit perfectly. Another girl is lending me skis and ski boots. So, basically all I have to pay for is the lift ticket. What a deal! I'm psyched now! I even have a free ride. We are leaving after work tomorrow and I'll be there all weekend and I come home on Sunday (hopefully with all body parts in tact).

I'm staying in the "single girls" condo. FUN! I love hanging with the single girls. I don't know how to ski - I've been once in my life and that was in high school, but whatever, I'll have fun trying and of course there will be pictures so stay tuned.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Real or Bullshit??

Announcement from Neteller. I'll believe it when I have my money back. Is this just lip service or what?

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Press Release
NETELLER Takes Positive Step Towards Returning US Customers’ Funds


Wednesday, 21 March 2007 – The NETELLER Plc Group (LSE: NLR), the leading global independent online money transfer business, today announced that it has signed agreements with each of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (“USAO”) and Navigant Consulting, Inc. (“Navigant”).

On 8 February 2007, the Group announced that it was in discussions with the USAO to manage an orderly return of funds to US customers and that it was contemplated that a forensic accounting firm would be engaged, at the Group's expense, to assist in this process and to examine the Group's financial position.

The Group is pleased to announce that on 20 March 2007, it signed agreements with the USAO and Navigant which, among other things, outline terms and a timeline under which NETELLER will work toward the orderly distribution of funds to its US customers. Per the agreements, the Group anticipates that within the next 75 days it will announce a plan by which the funds will be distributed to US customers. Navigant will also provide a report to the USAO on the Group’s current financial condition.

“We continue to be committed to returning funds to our US customers and working with the US Attorney’s Office,” said Ron Martin, Group President and CEO. “Progress, while not always visible to the outside observer, has been steady and these agreements mark a milestone in the process.”

NETELLER is continuing to cooperate with the USAO’s investigation, under the advice of its legal advisers and in accordance with court orders in the Isle of Man.

Further updates with relation to the US situation will be made as soon as there are any material developments. In the meantime, US customers should visit updates.neteller.com for more information, including newly updated FAQs that provide additional clarity, where the Group is able, around certain issues currently being raised in a number of public forums. Additionally US Customers can contact NETELLER Customer Service on the web or by phone at 1-888-258-5859.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

DWTS - The Day After!





Okay, I sat down and watched Dancing with the Stars last night and I have to say that I wasn't impressed. There wasn't one couple that really blew me away or made me say "wow"!! To answer my friend Jay and the rest of you that are wondering, no, Heather Mill's leg did not fly off. Not yet anyway.



You know, I'm not gonna sit here and hate on Heather. She's got some courage to get out there knowing that most of the free world hates her and this contest has a lot to do with voting. I'm guessing that she will be kicked off pretty quickly, but at least she's trying and especially for her to try and do this with only one leg!? WOW! I can't imagine. Anyway, she did a good job, she was really worried about her leg giving out or whatever and you could tell because the rest of her body was stiff.


Karina lucked out last season and had the hottest person EVER (mario), but this time she wasn't so lucky. She's paired up with Billy Ray Cyrus. He pretty much sucks, has no rythm and they didn't even do the right dance.





I had some pretty high hopes for Layla Ali. I wasn't impressed. She did okay. Nothing special to talk about. She might get better as the season progresses.




How does Cheryl Burke ALWAYS luck out and get good partners? Ian Zehring isn't bad. He can move. He doesn't look all stiff and pained like some of them. He works on broadway for god's sakes - of course he's got some talent. I'm starting to think it's rigged for cheryl burke to always win. hehe




Paulina is pretty - but she didn't do anything for me. I'm actually sitting here trying to remember her dance. The fact that I'm having a hard time with it, shows that it wasn't impressive. I do remember that she is very tall and has good body lines. She has the ability to look VERY graceful, however you can only look graceful if you are confident with the dance and she wasn't.



Okay, the next two are my actual picks to win. Joey Fatone and Kym are really good together. The boy can dance and I always thought she was wonderful from last season. I felt bad for her cause she was stuck with Jerry Springer and he sucked, but at least he was funny. These two are pretty damn good and could definitely win this thing.



These two are my favorite. They are both so young and adorable. Apollo is a speed skater and Julianne is the under 21 world champion ballroom dancer or something like that. They rocked the house! They were the best in my opinion. They have a lot of chemistry and they weren't afraid to show it. I'm also seeing a love connection in the works for these two as well.

Monday, March 19, 2007

It starts tonight!!

How did I almost miss this????? Dancing with the Stars is starting tonight. Luckily, I noticed it and I set the DVR before my meeting. I guess it's too late for you guys on the East Coast, but I hope you don't miss it - especially my buddy! She loves this show as much as I do. I'm looking forward to seeing Ian Zehring. You know I miss the 90210 days.

I'll have a wrap-up later.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Surprise!

I typed up a budget today. What a mistake that was. Living in denial was so much better. My paycheck doesn't even cover all of my expenses. That's a problem. I'm starting to think I should go back to waiting tables. God I made so much more money when I was doing that. But, honestly - who wants to wait tables forever? Not to mention the trouble I get myself into when I'm in that alcohol and drug induced environment.

I was in such a bad spot after the whole budget thing that I just wanted to curl up on the couch and watch TV and pout all afternoon. Unfortunately, I had other plans and I try to keep my word these days. So, I bought the ice and packed up the sodas and headed to my friend's surprise party. It ended up being just what I needed to get my mind off things. I'm in a much better emotional state now. Just in time for work tomorrow morning. Great.

Anyway, here's some pictures from the party today...


This is me and Aleisha - she always makes me smile...





Lisa, Shelley and Leslie...





The girlz....




Katrina, me and Jennifer....



Steve and Lisa (it was Steve's surprise party)

Friday, March 16, 2007

Shelter

I had an opportunity to visit a homeless shelter on Wednesday night. One of the girls I know asked me to come over and speak to the ladies at a meeting. I'm really glad I did it. This is the kind of stuff that makes you glad you have a nice safe house to go home to at night. Most of the woman have children who have been taken away from them by the courts. A couple of them were pregnant and about to give birth in a month or two, but they had just moved into the shelter recently. So, basically they were on the streets during most of the pregnancy. A couple of the women actually had kids living in the facility with them.

It's funny because like always, the first thing I did was judge them when they walked into the room. I noticed the differences instead of the similarities. I looked at the outside things instead of what was inside. After they started talking to me, I realized that a lot of them were women just like me, came from good families, had great jobs at one time and just made a mistake somewhere along the way. I guess it could happen to me too. I felt really greatful when I got to leave and go home.

Have a good weekend!!!!!!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Another List

Top Ten Things I Like About Work


10. I can't think of anything

9. Okay - Fridays are good

8. Free office supplies for life

7. I get to wear pretty clothes (quite a change from waiting tables)

6. Payday

5. My boss goes out of town a lot

4. The people at work don't know me, so I get to start fresh and pretend to be a great worker

3. I live close by

2. The outlets are down the street

and the number one thing I like about work...

1. Fast computer to read blogs on!!!!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Work List

I'm sitting at work with one hour to go. I'm SO ready to get out of here - you have no idea. So, today I bring you, my top ten work list.

TOP TEN THINGS I HATE ABOUT WORK

10. The traffic I have to sit in all morning.

9. The traffic is worse on the way home!

8. Kathy and I fighting over the thermostat all day. I like it warm, she likes it frigid. I guess that's what menopause does to the older ladies.

7. The radio in the office gets crappy reception and I don't have speakers on my computer (although I'm about to get in touch with the computer guys and get that problem fixed).

6. The girl that works next door that comes in with very detailed stories about her slutty, alcohol-induced nights.

5. The hen house next door that goes on 2 and a half lunches (because the owner is on leave) but has the nerve to talk shit about everyone else's work habits.

4. Getting paid only twice a month.

3. Being the only person in the office right now that is hourly instead of salary.

2. Getting up early in the morning, sitting at my desk all day eating chocolate, and just getting used to a daily routine of sitting, sitting, sitting.

and the number one thing I hate about work is...

1. Trying to look busy when I'm reading my daily blogs!!

Monday, March 12, 2007

Under-Rated

Well, I went to court today. First off - let me tell you something that you may or may not already know - Lawyers are MORONS!!!!! Sorry Jordan. But I'm serious.

Anyway, I called and e-mailed my lawyer on Friday and I never heard a word from him all weekend. Last month when I was supposed to have court at 9:00 a.m. the plan was that I would meet my lawyer at his office and we would walk across the street to the courthouse together. It ended up that the state postponed my case, so I didn't have to show up until back then. So, today was the new court date. I drive down there and I get to his office around 8:30 a.m. and his secretary looks a bit confused (I just figured it was because she is about 17 years old and she's a bit of a moron), but anyway, she says that he's already at the courthouse. Okay fine. I walk across the street and go through the metal detectors, watch some guy get arrested, pass a few meth heads (the usual) and I head towards the elevator when I practically run into him. I'm like "oh good, there you are", and he's like "what are you doing here?". Ummmmmm, "well, we have court today". He's like "we do?". I'm like "uh yeah, that's what the letter says". Then he says "oh, well I thought it was at 10:00 a.m". If you thought it was at 10, then why are you acting surprised that I'm here? I guess he was trying to cover up his stupidity. Didn't work! So, we head back over to his office so that he can shuffle through a million papers that are all over his desk and finally look at his calendar online so that he can determine that oh yeah, I'm right, we have court today at 9:00 a.m.

So, we head back over to the courthouse and he tells me to go upstairs to the 8th floor and wait outside the courtroom. I have to wait in a long ass line to get upstairs on the elevator (apparently there are no steps in this building or something), but he gets to take the super special VIP lawyers only escalator. So, I'm waiting and waiting, mind you, I'm now late for court and starting to panic because the last thing I want is a bench warrant issued in my name for not appearing. I finally get up there and wait outside per his instructions and he walks out of the court room and he can't find whoever it is that he's looking for. He goes down the hall, comes back ten minutes and goes back into the courtroom. A few minutes later he comes back out and informs me that my case is postponed once again and that he has a trial to attend right away so his partner will take care of me. Gee thanks for the personal touch buddy. I sat there and waited for the judge to issue me a new court date and that was that.

I had to take off work for 3 hours to do this. I'm paying this guy a buttload of money and he's the most unorganized person I've ever met in my life. I guess that's what I get for taking a hooker's recommendation. What? I figured she'd know! I was new to town. Well, the one good thing my lawyer did say is that if the state postpones this one more time (the cop didn't show up agin) then I'm off the hook for everything and the charges are dropped. woo hoo! I guess it'll all be worth it if that happens.

Well, enough bitching from me.

Here's the Top Ten List for today.


Stuff that is Under-rated


10. Spicy Thai Food

9. Christina Aguilera





8. Mario Lopez





7. King of Queens





6. The parks in Utah





5. Burgers from Sonic




4. Red Rock Casino

3. Shakes from Coldstone

2. Staying Sober

and the number 1 thing that is under-rated

1. Hanging with bloggers!!!!!!!!
















Sunday, March 11, 2007

Top Ten

Top Ten List of Stuff that is over-rated!

10. Paris Hilton

9. Sushi

8. BMW's

7. The Bellagio

6. Brad Pitt

5. Pocket Aces

4. Starbucks

3. Credit Cards

2. Louis Vuitton

and the number one thing that is over-rated these days

1. Slot Machines!!!


So, first thing tomorrow morning I'm heading to court. Wish me luck, cause I'm not going for a speeding ticket if you know what I mean. Don't get me wrong - I'm not facing jail time or anything like that, but it would be nice if things would go my way tomorrow. I've been trying not to think about it and for the past few months I've done a good job of living in denial, but now it's time to face the music.

On the bright side - I got my tax refund back - woo hoo! Always a breath of fresh air to get money back from the government.

Also, I played two SNG's tonight on FT and I got a 1st place and 2nd place. Thanks for railing me hot stuff!!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

The end of the week already??

The weekend is quickly approaching - yay! Basically, just about every hour of my weekend is accounted for. I'm working some overtime on Saturday - much needed overtime! I'm going to a friend's house for a get together with the girls on Saturday evening (we do it once a month). I'm bringing the sodas. I always get to bring the easy stuff since I don't cook. Friday night I have someplace to be at 8 p.m. and then we usually go out to eat afterwards. So, basically that just leaves me with Sunday. I'll probably do an Office, Days of Our Lives, Desperate Housewives and What Not To Wear marathon. Exciting huh??

Maybe just maybe I'll get some poker time in. Most likely I'll just play online instead or heading to the casino. I'm TRYING to stay out of the casinos for the time being. It's hard! There are slot machines EVERYWHERE. Grocery stores, gas stations, CVS, airport - you name it! Vegas is so funny. This morning on my way to work I saw a guy walking across the street at 7:30 a.m. drinking a beer. I don't know if he was going to work or just getting off work, but he had a construction hat on. Only in Vegas!

Oh - check out our 4 day forecast...

Fri - Mostly Sunny
78°/56°


Sat - Mostly Sunny
81°/58°


Sun - Sunny
84°/58°


Mon - Sunny
86°/59°


Not too shabby huh??

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Lucy!

Starting this year, Daylight Savings Time has been changed from its traditional calendar dates to start three weeks earlier (Sunday, March 11) and finish one week later (Sunday, November 4.)

Okay - so I have a few questions...

1. Will my cell phone change automatically like usual?

2. Will my computer update automatically like usual?

3. I have an appointment Monday morning at 9 a.m. Am I going to be late?

Oh wait - that last one is a question for the magic 8 ball I think.

So, thanks for all of the helpful replies regarding my blog template. I'm going to play with it this weekend and if I totally can't figure it out, I'll start contacting you all one by one until I get some resolution :)

I just got back from taking Lucy for a walk. She was happy. I'm happy to get it over with. God I've gotten so lazy! It's really pathetic. I was more energetic when I was waiting tables all night. Now that I sit behind a desk all day, all of life if zapped right out of me. I'm ready to crawl into bed right now and it's only 6:20 p.m.

On the bright side - I think I'm gonna have some coldstone tonight for dinner - YUMMMMMMM!!!!! You can't ask for a better dinner than that now can you?

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Cat walks 150km to return to owner
Thursday Mar 1 09:43 AEDT


Molly the moggy has probably used up at least one of her nine lives during a remarkable four-month trek home.

The New Zealand cat has defied the odds to travel 150 kilometres to be with her owner - Mary-Lee Hight - after disappearing while on a family holiday to the beach at Pauanui in New Zealand's north island last October.

In what was surely an astonishing feat of navigation, Molly crossed a river and somehow found her way back to the home in Hamilton she had lived in for only three weeks.

A stunned Hight was reunited with Molly on Sunday, when she saw her on top of the family's garage roof.


Although a little skinnier the eight-year-old Molly was none-the-worse for her four-month adventure.

"She has always been a good hunter so I knew she would be able to catch birds and mice and that sort of thing," Hight said.

"Her coat is very shiny and in good condition. Her eyes are very bright and she's got no marks on her at all," she said.

Hight thinks the greater mystery was how her little black cat found its way back to the house, wearing no ID tags that could have allowed a friendly stranger to assist her.

"She must follow her own scent from the house. It is incredible," Hight said.


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That's pretty amazing. I remember one time I got this really cute kitten from the ASPCA and I had her only a few days when she somehow got out. She always hid under the bed, so I didn't even realize she was gone for a good 24 hours. I was having an all weekend bash at my house and somehow she got out - gee big surprise there. Damn if she didn't find her way back to the house after only living there for like 2 days. All the houses looked the exact same cause it was a townhouse community and she came to the back door which was odd because I brought her in through the front door and she had never been outside ever. Cats are pretty cool. Lucy likes to eat them which isn't very nice.