Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Single Ladies

Since the Evil Empire has taken over the Fox Network in their latest bid to buy a World Series I didn't get my fix of Glee tonight. If you aren't watching this show, you don't know what you're missing.

Just check this out.

How can you not love this show?

Monday, October 26, 2009

Party Pooper

You can just call me the Party Pooper, although it wasn't entirely my fault. I was so excited to meet the crazy, witty, wonderful ladies of Aiming Low tonight but my boss had other plans for my night. I ended up getting home really late from work and thought about rushing over to the Sheraton for the last hour of the party but decided to just stay home.

I cried into a big tall glass of pear vodka and raspberry crystal light and had a little pity party for myself. I hope the Aiming Low crew comes back to Boston someday soon so I can show them where to get the best clam chowdah. I'm sure the party at the Sheraton rocked and I'm so sorry I missed it.

If I get my pink slip tomorrow I'll meet you in NYC.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Party in Boston!

Who doesn't like to party on a Monday night?

I can't pass up the opportunity to let my hair down and have a few cocktails with some amazing women. If you are in the Boston area and want to meet the amazing Aiming Low ladies and other fabulous bloggers, head over to Aiming Low and RSVP for the PARTY. I'm sure it will be a blast. I just hope I don't get too star struck by all the rock star bloggers who attend.

If you can't make it to Boston, they will be bringing the party to NYC on Wednesday the 28th.

Time to PARTY!!! Hope to see you there.

Over the Top

Irene at Livin' Large gave me the Over the Top Award (I think). Even if she didn't, I'm going to take it and play along.

1. Where is your cell phone? Somewhere

2. Your hair? Needs color

3. Your mother? Delusional

4. Your father? A$$hole

5. Your favorite food? Unhealthy

6. Your dream last night? Don't remember

7. Your favorite drink? Vodka

8. Your dream/goal? Joy

9. What room are you in? Computer

10. Your hobby? Photography

11. Your fear? Unknown

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Happy

13. Where were you last night? Home

14. Something that you aren’t? Thick Skinned

15. Muffins? Cake in Disguise

16. Wish list item? Camera

17. Where did you grow up? New England

18. Last thing you did? Paid Bills

19. What are you wearing? Clothes

20. Your TV? Off

21. Your pets? None

22. Friends? The BEST!

23. Your life? In turmoil
24. Your mood? All over the place

25. Missing someone? Always

26. Vehicle? F150 and VW Beetle

27. Something you’re not wearing? Wedding Ring

28. Your favorite store? Bookstore

29. Your favorite color? Blue

30. When was the last time you laughed? Hour ago

31. Last time you cried? Yesterday

32. Your best friend? B

33. One place that I go to over and over? VT

34. One person who emails me regularly? Mother

35. Favorite place to eat? Out

I think all of my blog reads are Over the Top good so if you're on my list - I mean you.

Thanks Irene. I think you, Sean and your whole family deserves the Over the Top award for all the amazing changes you've made over the past year. If you aren't already reading Irene's blog you should head over there and check it out her amazing weight loss success and then get even more inspired by her husband Sean's journey down from over 500+ pounds.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Change is Good, Right?

So much has happened over the past few days that has my mind spinning, my thoughts jumbled and I'm not sure which direction I'm headed or where I'll end up.

I'm giddy with excitement, happy, sad, mad, hurt, insulted, anxious and scared all at the same time. It's no secret to anyone that I hate my job and have been looking to leave for a long time, especially after getting reassigned a year ago and being forced into a position I knew wasn't going to work out.

Unfortunately, I can't seem to get my thoughts together right now to explain everything that's happened so, for now, I'm just going to say things are changing and I think I'll finally be getting out soon. It may get worse before it gets better but I'm sure it will be worth it.

Stay tuned.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Who do you want to be?

Be yourself!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Just Do It!

Love yourself.

Happy Love Your Body Day!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Working Vacation (oxymoron?)

I'm back!! Oh, wait, you didn't even know I was gone, right? Sorry, I was so anxious to get out of the city I forgot to publish the post telling you all that I was heading to Vermont last week so we could work on enclosing the addition on our camp.

We got most of the standing seam metal roof on (we were 5 panels short so they're on order), got the power pole moved, put in the last two windows and enclosed the remaining walls. It was really hard, backbreaking work but it was better than being in the office. B did most of the roofing by himself because I was too chicken to get up on the back side of the roof. It was way too high for this klutz but I did lots of ground work and my muscles are aching.

It looks like this is the week we should have taken off to work up there. We woke up to about 3 inches of snow on Tuesday which would normally make us very happy but since we had an open roof it wasn't what we wanted to see. Of course, the temps are supposed to be in the 60s this week which would have been much better for working outside instead of shoveling snow off the open roof.

Our friend, Sam, came up to visit for a few days so we took a break on Wednesday (her birthday) and went to Danville to do the corn maze and get some maple peanut butter (mmmm...). The only other time off was two hours on Saturday when we took a ride on the ATVs. It was our first and only ride on the season since hunting season started and the trails will be closed once we get back up there in two weeks.

It wasn't the best vacation and I certainly didn't get to relax much but we got allot accomplished. My head started hurting yesterday afternoon just thinking about going back to work. I'm dreading going back to the office today but I don't have any other options since none of my lottery tickets were big winners.

So, what did I miss? What's going on with you? I have over 700 items in my feed reader so it will take me a while to catch up. Hope you are enjoying the change in seasons and I'll do my best to get caught up on what's going on out there.

UUGHHH ... back to work.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Go Ahead - Make My Day

There is one surefire way to make a 40+ year old woman feel good - card her. B and I went to our favorite Chinese restaurant last night and ordered a volcano bowl to share (mmm...volcano bowl). After the waiter took our order he walked away and returned a minute later to ask for my ID. I could have kissed him. I said "me?" "really?" "how old do you think I am?" "THANK YOU!"

Before I hit legal drinking age many moons ago, I used to pray I wouldn't get carded but when it happens now it makes my day. I think one of the only positive things about being overweight is that it plumps out the wrinkles and makes you look younger. I'd gladly trade 80+- pounds for a few wrinkles though.

*Updated to add photo of Volcano Bowl for those who said they've never seen/heard of them.

Monday, October 5, 2009


I am so STRESSED OUT! Yeah, I know, nothing new here, right? I don't think I can handle it much longer without medicinal intervention.

My days at my current job are definitely numbered. Now if I could only find a new job so I could begin the countdown. Damn crumbling economy, when is the job market going to turn around?

I go to the office every day thinking "will today be the day I run screaming from this place?" I once worked with a girl who wasn't nearly as stressed out as I am these days who ran out of the office screaming "F*CK YOU! F*CK ALL OF YOU!" and was never to be seen again. I wish I had the balls and the padded bank account to do that. She is my hero.

The worst part about being so miserable at work is I've been trying to numb myself in the afternoon by inhaling chocolate and caffeine. It's not good. Maybe it's time to see a doctor about getting some pills to chew on instead of chocolate. I think there is a reason why STRESSED is DESSERTS spelled backwards. Why can't an apple or banana make me feel as good as a chocolate bar?

Any suggestions on how I can make it through 40 hours a week in a miserable position and resist the urge to stuff my face or stab my boss?

Is it Friday yet?