Tuesday, August 31, 2004
The subject of my latest transcription tape would make any straight man drool. Bisexual stripper... isn't that every man's fantasy? :)
I have death cough again. I hate death cough. This time I don't even know why I have it. Usually I get death cough, basically this really nasty cough that sounds like I'm hacking up a lung or something, after a cold but I just woke up with it this morning. It also means that I get winded fairly easily... just climbing the stairs at work makes me exhausted. For some random reason whenever I'm having breathing issues like this the middle of my back itches. So totally driving me nuts right now. Kind of like when I'm coming down with a cold the roof of my mouth itches.
Courtesy of yahoo.
Overview: Someone you haven't seen in a very long time will cross your path now -- someone who, believe it or not, is still carrying a torch for you. So what are you going to do about this? Think hard.
There are a couple of people that I can think of from my distant past that I would jump on in a heart beat. Let's hope this one is right... :)
Ooh... on another section of my horrorscope...Daily singles love (by Astrology.com)
You are discovering all kinds of things about yourself lately. Whatever you do, don't confine your self-image to what others think of you. You are so much more interesting than most people will ever have a chance to learn. -
Well isn't that special? :)
Monday, August 30, 2004
On a wholly different rant, I'm so sick of people who say abortion is okay for the life of the mother or in the case of rape but not as a method of birthcontrol blah blah blah take responsibility cakes. Oh please. I'd so much rather these little stupidass 14, 15, 16 etc year old girls who get knocked up abort than have the baby, head down the welfare highway and poorly raise another human being to be another crap person. Yeah potentially we're losing out on another Albert Einstein, but more likely we're losing out on a potential Jeffrey Dahmer, or Manson or Green River Killer. Studies show these girls do not give up their babies for adoption as the blissful idyllic world would have them do but they keep them and if FORCED to keep them as in if abortion were less legal than it is now, we'll add to the too young/too foolish mix too bitter. That makes a great parent... one who is pissy about having been forced to 'take responsibility.' I have no issue with a young woman who gets pregnant accidentally and decides on her own to do whatever she thinks the right thing is and raise the baby. I have an awesome neice that I wouldn't have otherwise from a good little sister who works very hard to be a good mother. I think that's amazing... obviously since I sure as shit ain't doing it myself, but this was a choice my sister made... not one forced upon her. That whole step up take responsibility thing is what makes bad Lifetime movies, not intelligent parenting. /end of political rant...
Now I have to put off a meeting with a new faculty because her contract might be revoked. I'm not a good liar. I hate knowing stuff like this before I'm supposed to.
Sunday, August 29, 2004
Pray: To dream that you are praying, signifies a need to turn over some matter to a higher force and let it go. You need to learn to relinquish and let go of your worries. It may also be an indication that you need to pray more.
Candle: To see a burning candle in your dream, signifies that good luck and hope will be coming your way in small and steady amounts. You are in a comfortable stage in your life and may be seeking spiritual enlightenment. Lit candles are also symbolic of intellect, enlightenment, awareness or the search for truth.
Cross: To see a cross in your dream, signifies suffering, martyrdom, death, and/or sacrifice. Perhaps your dream is telling you that you have a cross to bear. Ask yourself what is causing you to suffer or what is causing you great difficulties.
Church: To dream that you are in a church, suggests that you are seeking for some spiritual enlightenment and guidance. You are looking to be uplifted in some way. Perhaps you have made some mistakes in the past which have set you back on your path toward your goals. With proper support, you will get on the right track again. Alternatively, it may also mean that you are questioning and debating your life path and where it is leading. You are reevaluating what you want to do.
Well... one could say the meaning here is quite obvious. What does one do with it though?
Tatu: All the things she said, Not gonna get us & How soon is now.
Evanescence: Haunted, Imaginary, My Tourniquet, Whisper & Bring Me To Life
Pearl Jam (still love em after all these years) Master's of war, Elderly woman behind the counter in a small town
Puff Daddy Feat. Jimmy Page: Come with me
Puddle of mudd: Blurry & Control
Dave Matthews Band: Crash, Devil Went Down To Georgia (feat. Blues Traveler)
Duran Duran: Wild Boys
System of a down: Toxicity, Ariels & Chop Suey (one of my favorites)
Joan Osborne: St. Theresa
Friday, August 27, 2004
My husband and I were at the parent's house of a high school friend. We were watching a video of us in high school that was taken by another friend; we commented on her bad videoing techniques. On one part of the video, I started playing the piano. I turned to my husband and said, "I guess I used to know how to play the piano." I can't play the piano. Then, on the video, I started singing along to whatever song I was playing. My husband was trying to say something but I shushed him with, "Quiet! I'm a really good singer!" I am not a good singer, but I was on the video. I watched myself sing the whole song.
Dreammoods.com says this:
Friend: To see your childhood friend in your dream, signifies regression into your past where you had no responsibilities and things were much simpler and carefree. You may be wanting to escape the the pressures and stresses of adulthood. Alternatively, the childhood friend may be suggesting that you have been acting in a childish manner and you need to start acting like an adult.
Video Camera: To dream that someone is using a video camera, indicates that you are reflecting back on your past and old memories. You may be trying to learn from previous mistakes or relive the good and bad times.
Piano: To dream that you are playing a piano, indicates your quest for harmony in your life. Consider where the piano is placed as a clue as to what aspect of you life needs accordance.
Singing: To sing in your dream, represents happiness, harmony and joy in some situation or relationship. You are uplifting others with your positive attitude and cheerful disposition. Singing is a way to celebrate, communicate and express your feelings.
Husband: To see your husband in your dream, signifies your relationship with your husband and the unconscious feelings you have towards him.
Thursday, August 26, 2004
Am I a fuddy duddy? That is my left over question from yesterday. This student employee was walking around in a t-shirt that said "Naked hiking, get some color on your cheeks." She is not OUR student employee but one in the building in which I work. Now while I realize this is a student job, but shouldn't there be SOME level of professionalism? Or am I a fuddy duddy? (dammit where's my broom! I need to shake it at some kids in the yard)
I think I'm going to field trip to a fabric store this weekend and pick up some fabric and a simple pattern to try out my new pre-owned sewing machine. Just a simple skirt or dress nothing with sleeves since I'm so not there yet and looking at my drawstring pants, I may not be skirt/sundress yet either. :) I also need to buy fusable webbing to start my real sewing project... my quilt. I'll keep ya posted. :)
Wednesday, August 25, 2004
/end of rant
My cake obsession is almost over, this would be because I only have 1 piece left. :)
I was thinking of going to see Rent on Sunday at a matinee, but I can't rationalize the 50ish bucks it would cost. Sigh. If I could have my boss's job and she would just quit and be a stay at home mom like she wants to be I wouldn't have to worry about $$ like this. GAHH!
I've been reading this book, The Fat Girl's Guide to Life and I really liked it, until I got to the part where she lumped my Gluten-Free diet in with the fad diets like Atkins, Macrobiotic, Sugar Busters and the like. That made me a little annoyed. It isn't like I WANT to be on this diet. It isn't like I LIKE eating weirdass baked goods that don't taste exactly right. I emailed her a very nice letter explaining that a gluten-free diet is necessary to those of us with Celiac Disease or Dermatitis Herpetiformis (no relation to Herpes, sorry Timmy). I also pointed out that most GF foods are actually higher in calories than their non GF counterparts so this would be a foolish diet for real dieters. In a, we'll go with society although I don't think that's the true word I want, society where fad diets are the norm, to have a true medically necessary diet called into question and likened to those that are typically unhealthy and just passing fads (oh when will the Atkins revolution end?!) is disturbing. Wow... I rambled on about this a bit longer than I thought I was going to...
I'm watching the episode of Friends where the girls do the bad boyfriend ritual and burn the stuff the bad ex boyfriends gave them. I would do that, but I don't think I have anything that came from an ex boyfriend that wouldn't give off potentially fatal fumes. Or maybe I just don't have anything left over from an ex boyfriend... Probably one of the best lines ever though:
Phoebe: Now we need the semen of a rightous man.
Rachel: If we had that, we wouldn't need to be doing the ritual.
Tuesday, August 24, 2004
Upon careful reflection of the intracies of carrying out the plan to audioblog the random moaner, I must deny your request to record random moaner for the following reasons:
1 - She hasn't returned since that day. I'm not sad about that.
2 - I don't own a cell phone or any recording device actually that would ease the recording of random moaner.
3 - The complexities of sneaking a recording device into the shower area are a little too difficult for me to work out, seeing as how I would have no place to hide said recording device, and I have the feeling that not hiding it would have me branded a freak and run out of there.
I apologize for any inconvienence this may cause you and hope you have a nice day.
The management of Joanne's 30 angst.
PS in answer to your other question... what kind of pervert are you pervy mcperv? :)
I have my boss's job. She has decided not to return after much soul searching and nagging of husband to accept real job. I get a modest increase (I wouldn't turn down her salary, but I don't even need as much as she makes presently) that allows me to put more toward credit card bills and makes me a little less stressed about $$. As a result of this new found inner calmness I am able to go out on adventures a bit more often (and not adventures in gay bars). Whilst on adventure in the big city I meet a rather nice, not excessively handsome, tall, beefy guy with a sense of humor who sweeps me off my feet and I ride off into the sunset on the back of his motorcycle. :)
Let's get physical... physical: At the gym today I hit 190+ strides/min. Wahoo! I could only maintain that for the last 2 minutes of my workout but that was very good. I also discovered that the way to stay cool at the gym apparently is to wear a rain soaked t-shirt while working out. Yesterday I upped my twisty weight to 70 lbs. Things are cruising right along. Of course my cake obsession is currently ruining any good things all this gym going may be doing but c'est la vie.
I don't want to work... I just want to bang on the drum all day: I've figured out why I don't want my boss to come back so much... I like not having a boss here looking over my shoulder all the time. My job now is so much like what I had with Carol vs having this manager who is always all up in my bizness, checking on what I'm doing. :) Plus I have the chance to be involved in meetings and plan design and all that and I like that. When she gets back I just go back to being sad little lackey. I don't relish this. I keep hoping though... that's all I can do... that the time away from her precious new born baby is too much for her.
She's my cherry pie... Okay that's the only song I could come up with that had fruit in it... but this last bit is completely unrelated to either Poison or Cherry Pie girls.... I bought fruit today from our law school coffee bar and it was yucky. The cantaloupe was too mealy. I am not amused.
Monday, August 23, 2004
You are selling your older kinda beat up SUV privately. You have someone come over, a grandmother and her grandson, who looks at the car and likes it and offers you 1500 for it. This is 200 less than you are asking for it, but you want to sell to move on to your next car so you accept. However, you do know that the reason you are selling it is that it has an issue that if it was repaired would be a roughly $500 fix, but if it breaks will be several thousand dollars to fix. Grandmother asks about the noise said car makes (the repair that needs to happen). Do you...
A - Fess up about repair car is going to need in the future.
B - Have already come clean early on about this issue so just say that's the issue we already spoke of.
C - Lie and say you have no idea. Since Granny isn't asking for a mechanic to go over it before she purchases it, it is her loss.
I know my answer and I'm just trying to gauge if I am a weirdo or not...
Sunday, August 22, 2004
Saturday, August 21, 2004
Friday, August 20, 2004
I am The Sun
In the tarot the Sun symbolizes vitality and splendor. The Sun is definitely not a meek and retiring card. You have total confidence in yourself. You are not cocky, but profoundly sure of your power. You have unlimited energy and glow with health. You have a greatness about you and stand out brilliantly. Finally, you see and understand all that is happening within your sphere. When you see this card, know that you will be successful at all you undertake. Now is the time to let your light shine.
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In other news... V & I are volunteering at the paint out tomorrow. I did this last year. It is hard work but the benefits really pay off. They will feed us lunch (ok not me because lunch is sandwiches, but lunch IS at the firehouse and yum fireboys). They feed us breakfast. On Sunday is a celebration where they feed us again AND have tons of door prizes and alcohol. Last year I think they had a door prize for almost everyone who volunteered. Last year I ended up with a 25.00 gift certificate to this shop downtown where 25 bucks would hardly make a dent in the cost of ANYTHING. This year I hope to win something slightly more useful... a gift certificate to one of the health food co-ops maybe. :)
Finally on the health food front... I was so excited to see that now that my local QFC has been redone, they are carrying a bunch of GF mixes that I used to have to travel to the Fred Meyer to get. My excitement was quickly dashed when I discovered that the markup was a dollar more than what Fred Meyer's sold theirs for. So that a mix I can get by ordering it online at 4.59 (already expensive) was usually about 5.50 at Fred Meyer and is 6.79 at QFC. Asshats. They also don't carry my crackers. :(
Wednesday, August 18, 2004
Tuesday, August 17, 2004
The first had me sitting in my office talking to a coworker and my back was to her but as I turned around there were just jackets. Empty jackets everywhere but the one that scared me was the one in the doorway suspended in the air with no hook or no person in it...
Coat: To see or wear a coat in your dream, symbolizes your protectiveness and defensive persona. You may be isolating yourself. Consider also the color, appearance, and type of coat for additional significance.
The second which should've been more traumatizing but strangely wasn't had a man in my apartment. He was bleeding. A lot. I don't remember if it was due to an injury, but he was getting blood everywhere.
Blood: To see blood in your dream, represents life, love, and passion as well as disappointments. If you see the word "blood" written in your dream, then it may refer to some situation in your life that is permanent and cannot be changed.
Man: To see a man in your dream, denotes the masculine aspect of yourself - the side that is assertive, rational, aggressive, and/or competitive. If the man is known to you, then the dream may reflect you feelings and concerns you have about him.
After the 1st dream I awoke with a start but fell right back to sleep. After/during the 2nd dream it became clear to me that Linkin Park was playing on the clock/radio and I woke up naturally. Hmmm....
Monday, August 16, 2004
Starring: Snoopy Doggy Dog
It was raining really hard. I was driving to a shopping mall to return a mattress that had a giant hole in the middle of it. I parked and was carrying the mattress into the mall. When I was near the door to the mall, I thought, "Fuck it" and abandoned the mattress and went back to my car. There was a woman in a white car next to my red one. She was about to pull out of her spot when she noticed Snoop Dog and his entourage walking by. She got out of her car and was saying to me how much she loved him and asking if she should try to talk to him. She was very starstruck. I called out to Snoop Dog and waved him over. I introduced him to the girl and offered him her phone number. He took it and she drove off. Then he stayed and chatted me up. He was so into me.
Rain: To dream that you get wet from the rain, signifies that you will soon be cleansed from your troubles and problems. Rain also symbolizes fertility and renewal.
Driving: To dream that you are driving a vehicle, signifies your life's journey and your path in life. The dream is telling of how you are moving and navigating through life.
Mall: To dream that you are at the mall, represents your attempts in making a favorable impression on someone. The mall is also symbolic of materialism and the need to keep up with the trends, fads, and/or the latest technology.
Mattress: To see a mattress in your dream, signifies that you will have new responsibilities and duties that will need your attention for a short time.
Woman: To see a woman in your dream, represents nurturance, passivity, caring nature, and love. It refers to your own female aspects or may also represent your mother. Alternatively, it may indicate temptation and guilt.
Car: To see a parked car in your dream, suggests that you need to turn your efforts and energies elsewhere. You may be needlessly spending your energy in a fruitless endeavor. Alternatively, a parked car my symbolize your need to stop and enjoy life.
White: White represents purity, perfection, peace, innocence, dignity, cleanliness, awareness, and new beginnings. You may be experiencing a reawakening or have a fresh outlook on life.
Red: Red is an indication of raw energy, force, vigor, intense passion, aggression, power, courage and passion. The color red has deep emotional and spiritual connotations. Red is also the color of danger, shame, sexual impulses and urges. Perhaps you need to stop and think about your actions.
Man: To see a man in your dream, denotes the masculine aspect of yourself - the side that is assertive, rational, aggressive, and/or competitive. If the man is known to you, [Do I really know Snoop Dog?] then the dream may reflect you feelings and concerns you have about him.
Phone Number: To see a phone number in your dream, suggests that you need to make contact with someone and reach out for help.
Flirting: To dream that you are flirting or that someone is flirting with you, represents your need for intimacy and affection.
Dog: To see a dog in your dream, indicate a skill that you have ignored or forgotten, but needs to be activated. Alternatively, dogs may symbolize intuition, loyalty, generosity, protection, and fidelity. Your own values and intentions will enable you to go forward in the world and succeed.
Sunday, August 15, 2004
In other news... I bought a sewing machine over the weekend and have rearranged the living room and kitchen areas. Bax does not like the changes which is not surprising. She rarely likes anything. I haven't tried the sewing machine out yet, though, I'm a little afraid of it. :) It is much older than the one I had been learning on. Maybe tonight.
Finally... what Michelley... no dream analysis for me? :)
So in my dream, I was living on a ranch. But the ranch owner was not a good guy. And somehow I keep going to these weddings that are being planned by this wedding planner guy and his partner (wedding planner partner not Partner partner...). So in the final wedding in my dream for some reason instead of chairs, we are all lying on beds and watching the wedding like a movie on a big screen. (Hence the inclusion of movie theater it was kind of like being at a drive in except we were all in beds). Anyway this wedding planner whom I had been flirting with at the other weddings was lying on the bed with me and he kept inching closer until he was lying on top of my left arm/left side of my body and we were whispering and talking. He was wearing a hat so I couldn't see his face too clearly but I remember being very contented and really liking his company. Suddenly I was walking back to the ranch where I lived. The gate was open and two horses were outside the paddock. In one paddock was an elephant. As I walked through the gate, more horses were loose and I was trying to shoo them into their pens when the man in the hat came up and we started talking about the horses and the ranch owner who he said didn't care about the fact the horses were free... then I woke up. A little sad because I was really happy in the dream. Although the basic pieces of the dream are not happy...
Man: To see a man in your dream, denotes the masculine aspect of yourself - the side that is assertive, rational, aggressive, and/or competitive. If the man is known to you, then the dream may reflect you feelings and concerns you have about him.
If you are a woman and dream that you are in the arms of a man, suggests that you are accepting and welcoming your stronger assertive personality . It may also highlight your desires to be in a relationship and your image of the ideal man.
Bed: To see your bed in your dream, represents you intimate self and discovery of your sexuality. If you are sleeping in your own bed, then it denotes security and restoration of your mind. You are looking for domestic bliss and peace. If you are waking up in different and unknown beds, then it represent the consequences of the decisions you have made.
To dream that you are going to bed with a stranger, suggests that you are making friends too fast. You need to be more cautious.
To dream of sleeping outdoors on a bed, signifies success.
Wedding: To see a wedding in your dream, symbolizes a new beginning or transition. Dreams involving weddings are generally negative and highlight some anxiety or fear. It often refers to feelings of bitterness, sorrow, or death. Alternatively, wedding dreams reflect your issues about commitment and independence.
Horse: To see a horse in your dream, represents a strong, physical energy. You need to tame the wild forces. The dream may imply that you have been horsing around. Or perhaps you need to be less arrogant and "get off your high horse". If you see a dead horse in your dream, then it indicates that something in your life that initially offered you strength is now gone. This may refer to a relationship or situation.
Elephant: To see an elephant in your dream, signifies that you are laying a solid groundwork for wealth and success. You hold a position of honor and dignity. If the elephant was wild or untamed, than it indicates tyranny and uncontrollable forces.
Fence: To see a fence in your dream, signifies an obstacle or barrier that may be standing on your path. You may feel confined and restricted in expressing yourself. Are you feeling fenced in? Alternatively, it may symbolize a need for privacy. You may want to shut off the rest of the world.
Ranch: To dream that you are at a ranch, suggests that you need to take stock of your life and what you hope to achieve and gain. The dream may also refer to your own livelihood and concerns about money.
Movie: To dream that you are watching a movie, suggests that you are watching life pass you by. Perhaps you are living vicariously through the actions of others. Consider also how the movie parallels to situations in your waking life. Observe how the characters relate to you and how they may represent an aspect of yourself.
Movie Theater: To dream that you are in a movie theater, indicates that you are attempting to protect yourself from your emotions and/or actions. Viewing them on a movie screen projects them onto another person and thus makes those feelings/actions distant . You may be protecting yourself from experiencing them.
Hat: To see a hat in your dream, signifies that you are concealing something or covering up something. Alternatively, it may represent the role you play or the responsibilities you have in life.
Friday, August 13, 2004
I was surfing the website of my company and we had some vacation pics up. I saw one pic that was of a perfect looking beach. I thought that would be a great place to take a vacation, so I asked where that beach was. Whoever I was talking to said it was in Connecticut. I wondered if there were beaches in Connecticut, because you don't really here much about that. The water was a very deep blue.
Then I was in the photograph, in the water with the surfers. The surf is mild in Connecticut. I was bodysurfing with them and caught a couple waves, but then the waves got to be too big so I came in. I thought that the waves always seem to get big in the late afternoon and that I am always in the ocean in the late afternoon in my dreams. (I think, in reality, that is actually when the waves are pretty small.) The last wave that broke on the shore was so big, I barely made it to my towel before it crashed right in front of me.
My Aunt Penny and my cousin Matt's girlfriend were one the beach with some other relatives I don't remember. I dried off and had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich (what I always ate at the beach when I was a kid).
There was more to this dream, but it was unrelated to this part.
Beach: To see the beach in your dream, symbolizes the meeting between your two states of mind. The sand is symbolic of the rational and mental processes while the water signifies the irrational, unsteady, and emotional aspects of yourself. It is a place of transition between the physical/material and the spiritual.
To dream that you are looking toward the beach, suggests that you are returning to what is familiar to you. Alternatively, you may be adapting or accepting to the changes and circumstances in your life.
Photograph: To see a photograph in your dream, indicates that there is a relationship that needs your attention. It may also be telling of a false image and that something is not what it seems to be. Alternatively, it suggests that you are clinging on to the past or to some false hope.
Vacation: To dream that you are on vacation, indicates that you need a break to recharge your energies and revitalize yourself. You need to break out of your daily routine and do something different.
Blue: Blue represents truth, wisdom, heaven, eternity, devotion, tranquility, loyalty and openness. The presence of this color in your dream, may symbolize your spiritual guide and your optimism of the future. You have clarity of mind.
Surfing: To dream that you are surfing, indicates the ups and downs of some emotional situation or relationship. You may feel overwhelmed. One minute you can be in control of your emotions and the next minute you are not.
Afternoon: To see a warm and pleasant afternoon in your dream, foretells of long-lasting friendships.
Towel: To see or use a towel in your dream, suggests that you need to deal with your emotions in order to move forward in your life. You need to find some sort of a resolution. Alternatively, it represents completion, a fresh start and new transition.
Aunt: To see your aunt in your dream, represents family characteristics and values. It is a connection to your own heritage. The aunt may also represent aspects of yourself that you like or dislike. She can also be seen as a substitute mother.
Peanut Butter: To see or eat peanut butter in your dream, suggests that you are having difficulties communicating your thoughts and ideas. It may also mean a misunderstanding; your words are coming out all wrong.
Jelly: To see or eat jelly in your dream, represents some suspicion or insight into a situation you are wondering about. The dream may be a metaphor for something that is finally taking shape. You have come to some understanding. Alternatively, it indicates that you are preserving or maintaining a sweet relationship
Sandwich: To see a sandwich in your dream, suggests that a lot of pressure and stress is being put on you. It also reflects your ability to do two things at once. However, sometimes a sandwich is just a sandwich. [I swear, I didn't add that last sentence myself. - Michelle]
Thursday, August 12, 2004
I am buying a sewing machine. I'm rather stoked about this, mostly because I have all these optimistic high hopes that I will be able to make cute little skirts and dresses etc. Who knows if this will actually come to fruition or if I will end up like my mother... stacks and stacks of material and patterns just piled on the table. Of course since I don't have the kind of cash to just randomly buy material when I see it & like it, this may not be a problem. It also isn't like I'm spending a huge deal of money on this sewing machine... 30 bucks. If I hate it, I can just resell it on Craigslist.org. My mother has decided she has more crap to send me. One of these days you'll go to craigslist and there'll be this headline... Damn, I can't remember the exact wording that I sent to Michelley this morning but something to the effect of... For Sale all the crap my mother insists I need... It will include such quality items as the latest thing she's sending.. a coatrack, this antique desk that I have in my living room that is broken and she doesn't grasp why this is a problem, letter sorter thingie that is in my kitchen that I will never use... And I still turn down at least 1/2 of the crap she offers. Today's offering were things like a pot, (No I have enough thank you), a variety of costume jewelrey (I don't wear regular jewelrey why would I start wearing tacky stuff?), and a jewelrey box. Sigh.. I think I've mentioned before that it gets to the point where it is just easier to say sure send it... I know it means more crap in my life but she wears me down... I say no to like 10 things and finally yes on the 11th offering. Then she slips like 15 more things in the box with the 11th offering.
I finished my sewing project last night. My yellow pants are cute, and not terrible. Button holes are fairly difficult on older machines. The seam is fairly crooked on the waist band, but that's okay for my first completed sewing project. The tube dresses I made barbie when I was 8 don't count.
My big boss gave me a nice compliment today... At least I think it was a nice compliment... He said that my emails to him are concise and to the point and he appreciates that. That kind of makes me chuckle. Although I did say in one today that an employee was chagrined to find out... blah blah blah benefitcrap. Hee...
The latest transcription project is going very slowly. I just can't seem to get into this one, although this lady speaking is fairly clear with enough pauses in her speech to allow me to catch up. I still find myself yelling at the tape at the interviewer though. :) Her story is supposed to be sad, although I haven't gotten there yet. She and her partner have been together 27 years and battled breast cancer together. Somewhere around the recording of this tape, the partner found out that there was something in one of her breasts again. I should've taken the woman who was a tomcat instead... she cheated on her husband all their marriage blah blah blah...
I think I just tortured a poor survey taker. I called like 10 minutes before the office closed for a 15 minute survey on coffee. I don't drink coffee, but have found myself at Starbucks twice in the last month. I love their double chocolate creme frappacino (I don't care if that is misspelled). So the bulk of the questions are about coffee choices and how important those are. Since I only drink hot cocoa or those blended drinks most of my answers were no or low importance.
That's all she wrote folks. Happy Friday the 13th!
Tuesday, August 10, 2004
Monday, August 09, 2004
Final thought, what do you think that gritty stuff in the bottom of my 100% juice Tree Top Grape Juice is? It is kinda scary... Anyone with kids care to try to explain it to me?
Sunday, August 08, 2004
Saturday, August 07, 2004
According to dreammoods here's what the symbols mean:
Seals: To see a seal in your dream, indicates your playfulness and your ability to use and incorporate differing ideas and thoughts into a situation. Seals are a symbol of good luck, success, and spiritual understanding. It also signifies prosperity, faithful friends, and security in love. The dream symbol may also be a pun and indicate you need to put closure on some situation.
Whales: To see a whale in your dream, represents your intuition and awareness. You are in tuned to your sense of spirituality. Alternatively, it indicates a relationship or business project that is too enormous to handle.
Row Boat: To dream that you are in a rowboat with others, signifies that you enjoy pleasures with people of a worldly quality. (except I wasn't IN the rowboat so maybe that's not the same)
Tide: (they didn't have anything for tide, but here's ocean): To see an ocean in your dream, represents the state of your emotions and feelings. It is indicative of some spiritual refreshment, tranquility and renewal.
Hypothetically this seems like a pretty good dream. All spiritual and tranquil. Michelle... if you want to take this. :D
Thursday, August 05, 2004
This morning when I came in, my keyboard was typing weirdly. I had spilled coke in it yesterday. I blame my boobs because the coke was between me and my keyboard and I think THEY knocked the coke over. It had nothing to do with me. So, this morning when I get in, every time I hit the space bar key, instead of giving me a space, the cursor would go back to the beginning of the line. Never a good sign. I call helpdesk & they came up and replaced my keyboard.
Fastforward to lunch time. I'm sitting at my desk eating... what do I do. You know the answer. It is inevitible. Yup, dumped another 1/2 a cup of coke into my new, pre-owned keyboard. Sigh. Obviously I need a sippy cup and a straw or something. The extremely nice helpdesk guy came up, though, and just left another keyboard with me in case this one starts giving me problems. I lurrrvee him... Too bad married with baby. That is an inappropriate stalking... oops work crush.
Wednesday, August 04, 2004
- 47 days and counting
- I went to a bar two nights ago and was carded.
- I was talking to a girl in my screenwriting class who is in her early 20s and said something about my husband. She said, "Oh, you're married?" I nodded. She said, "Do you mind if I ask how old you are?" I told her. She said, "I thought you were lot younger, like 25 at the oldest." She said she is definitely waiting until her 30s to get married and I told her that is a good idea.
- Another classmate, upon hearing that I am turning 30 next month, said, "You're going to love it."
- The bar I went to two nights ago was a test run to see if I would like to have my birthday party there. I would not.
- The closer my birthday gets, the less I want to celebrate it.
- I don't feel like I am having trauma about turning 30, but I am certainly not excited about it.
There was some sort of meeting going on at my house. It was just breaking up, so I was clearing up and heading to bed. There was a lamp with a cute cylindrical lampshade in the corner of the living room that was on. I tried to turn it off, but it wouldn't turn off. I even tried unplugging it, but it stayed on. Next, I moved on to the curtains. I pulled the curtains shut but they didn't stay shut because they were coming off the hooks. I looked back over at the lamp and it was now off. It took me a long time to get the curtains back onto the hooks and when I was done, I noticed that I had done it incorrectly. The next morning, my husband and I were on our way somewhere in a borrowed pick-up truck. He asked me if I wanted any of the marijuana orange juice. I asked him what the hell he was talking about. He said that one of the three containers of orange juice he bought last night had "lime juice added" which was code for marijuana. The distribution company had accidently shipped it to the US and my husband had accidentally bought it. I did not partake of the marijuana orange juice.
I have no idea what this crazy dream means, but here is what dreammoods says...
Meeting: To dream that you are in a meeting, suggests that you need to redirect your energies toward a more productive endeavor. Alternatively, you are learning to accept various aspects of yourself.
Lamp: (1) To see a lamp in your dream, symbolizes guidance, hope, inspiration, enlightenment and reassurance. (2) To see a dimly-lit or unlit lamp in your dream, signifies that you are being overwhelmed by emotional issues. You have lost your ability to find your own way.
Lampshade: To see a lamp shade in your dream, indicates a need for protection form some intense energy or power. You may be trying to hide or be less noticeable.
JuiceTo drink juice in your dream, represents the gift of life and vitality.
Curtain: To dream that you are shutting the curtains, signifies secrecy and a repression of thoughts. You are concealing a personal matter or an aspect of yourself.
Hooks: To see hooks in your dream, suggests that you will get caught for your mischievousness and deceit.
Pick-Up Truck: To see a pick-up truck in your dream, represents hard work. It also suggests the need to return to the basics.
Juice: To drink juice in your dream, represents the gift of life and vitality.
Marijuana: To see, smell or use marijuana in your dream, suggests that you are experiencing an expanded sense of awareness and consciousness. You need to take advantage and draw insight from this new consciousness. The dream may also mean that you need to look on your inner strength for stimulation instead of relying on outside forces.
Joanne, care to take a stab at this one? I am out of ideas. Although it may be important to note that I am coming down with a cold and I feel like crap. My husband did buy three containers of orange juice last night but, as far as I know, none of them contained marijuana.
Final thought of the night... new work crush... stalkingvictim... isn't as cute as I remember him being. I saw him today at work. Maybe there really IS something to the fact that we remember things the way we want to, not how they really are. He is cute, though, but not as out of my league as I originally thought he was... :D
Tuesday, August 03, 2004
Monday, August 02, 2004
A few grumps...
The new shirt I bought last week some time shrunk when I washed it. Of course I didn't discover this until I was already at work and have just showered after my workout. I hate that gap that occurrs in the top twoish buttons where one's boobs are too big for one's shirt. My coworker says it looks fine and that it is just fitted and I'm not used to fitted clothing. That is very true, but doesn't change my uncomfortableness...
I tried to call to get out of the MDA Lock Up thing on Sunday night because I am a wuss and don't really want to have to speak in person to this woman, but her VM must've been full because I couldn't leave a message, now I really have to call her so that I can back out since the thing is August 5th.
I FINALLY have a new lease. It only took a month of prodding for me to get it from stupid Jaddua. I love on my new lease, they gave me a list of rules.. one of them being, no dogs allowed. Jaddua & Wick own a dog. Hee... I brought it with me to work so that I could photocopy it since he failed to do this for me last time. I find him almost more useless than our last apartment manager... and he LIVES ON SITE!
Oooh... I did buy cinnabon orville redenbacher popcorn (popcorn with the cinnamony & sugar popped right in then comes with a little pack of frosting to drizzle over the popcorn) this weekend. It is wrong how excited I am to try this, however I was saddened to discover that only 2 bags of popcorn come in the box.
Sunday, August 01, 2004
Yesterday I went to the arboretum. I really enjoyed it, but unfortunately Matty P flaked on me. So I went on my own. I only wandered through about half of it because I just got hot and tired, which should've been a big sign to me. I went towards the lake and walked through this series of walkways and docks and then through a set of wetlands. There were a couple of times I just sat down and enjoyed the breeze, and the shade and the smells and the sounds. The lake was dotted with canoers and I so want to do that sometime. I miss canoing. The houses in that area are so cool too. Very cute. It makes me want to buy one. This is slightly startling since, 1 - I have no money to buy a home (keep hoping bosslady doesn't come back from mat leave) and 2 - I have never really had any desire to own my own home, but something about the idea is starting to apeal to me. But a house, not a condo. Something with a back yard and a front yard. Anyway... I got back from the arboretum and was very tired but V wanted to go downtown so I pulled up my bootstraps and went with him. We wandered around for a while and the headache that had started was getting progessively worse. We stopped and ate some dinner at my favorite... Taco Del Mar. I got home and layed on the sofa fully intending to work on the transcription. Didn't happen. Very quickly I was so ridiculously sick I wanted to die. Hot, and vomity, and headachy. Welcome pale girl to the world of sunsickness! I ended up going to bed at 8:00.
I woke up this morning at 5ish. Of course when one goes to bed at 8:00 that is only to be expected but I still felt kinda crappy. I mostly lolled around the house. I did manage to get laundry done and grocery shopping done. I spent part of the afternoon working on the transcriptions and FINALLY got one done. These take a long time to do... Much longer than I ever would've expected. At some point the guy asks about how much time he has left and is told 15 minutes. Over an hour later I'm finally done transcribing that '15 minutes.' I don't actually think it really was 15 min, probably more than that, but still... I have one more to do by tomorrow. I may not make it. I also have to call to get out of this stupid MDA thing I'm supposed to be raising money for. I am so terrible at fund raising. That's why I never do it.