Monday, February 22, 2010

My first crush

Part of the reason that I have been so slow to blog lately is that I am severely lacking in the creativity department. This is normal for me. I go through spurts where I put Martha Stewart to shame (alright, so that may be a liiiitle exaggerated) and then I hit spots when I couldn’t think a creative thought to save my life. This is one of those times…..

So what to do when I lack motivation, but have promised to blog more? Ah, google. I googled blog prompts and stumbled across this super cool site that gives you blog topics. The first question asked if I was depress….and I’m not….so that’s a boring post. Here was the second prompt:

Describe your first 'crush'. What was the person like?

Much better.

My first crush was really in elementary school. I was in 6th grade and ruled the school (this was before 6th grade was in middle school). I had a crush on this boy in my class who shall be called John. He had this beautiful olive skin, huge brown eyes, and he was the best kickball player in class. I had it bad.
Being the cool kid that I was I played it cool. No chasing him around the recess yard for this girl. Instead I captivated him with my ability to beat him at basketball. Nice.

I first realized that he had a crush on me to (yeah!) around Christmas that year. It was just after dinner (I remember this vividly) and I was sitting at the kitchen table working on homework when the doorbell rang. I opened the door and no one was there, but on the doormat was a box with a card. All the card said was Merry Christmas and in the box was a gold pin that said “Sweetheart” with some “emeralds” in it. No name, no nothing. My mother was convinced it was for her (Hmmmm). I don’t remember how I figured out it was from “John” but I kept that pin for a good long time. In fact, I think I may still have it saved in some memory box. We became boyfriend and girlfriend, which basically meant that he only cheered for me while the girls ran the mile run…which I won. Oh young love….

Sunday, February 21, 2010

A catch-up

I have once again completely fallen off the blogging wagon, so I'll attempt to jump back on again.  Here's a few things that you missed while I was gone.

The Annoyance has announced that she has taken another job.  Wooh!  Her last day is due to be this Friday, but last week she decided to completely flip out (kind of on me) after a workshop we had done.  First, let me paint the picture....There were 20 inner city high school students in an after-school program with us.  They've sat through 6 hours of school already and are looking to us to be doing something mildly entertaining.  We were attempting to teach them to use CAD/CAM type drafting software (anyone else just yawn?).  Right.  Anyhoo, she decided that it was my fault that they didn't like her and ripped into me about how I was bad teacher.  Thanks.  For the record, I'm not.  Regardless, I basically had her taken off of the project she was working on with me this week and now she has no hours for this week, so I guess she's done.  Moral: Don't piss people off....

Hubby and I just got back from a quick ski trip up North.  We drove up after work on Friday and skiied from 10pm-3am.  Let's just say I'm beat!  But I am proud of myself.  This is usually the type of thing that I'd pass on.  I'd decide that I was just too tired, let hubby go, plunk my butt on the couch, and laze the weekend away.  I miss out on a lot because of that.  So as much as I really wanted to say "You go ahead without me!" I didn't and I went and I had a blast....and got a good workout to boot.  In other news, we officially booked a trip back to Cancun in April!  More on that later.

Uh....can we just say....non-existent?  I was doing so well!  I had myself consistently running 4 miles (fairly easily, too) and then I just stopped going.  I have a friend's wedding to go to in 2 weeks and I don't even know if I can still squeeze myself into the dress.  Guess I need to get back on that....

Think that's it....did you follow all that?

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Complete and Utter Nonsense

You know how every once in a while you get a case of the sillies at work? I think that’s happening around here. We started off the morning in one of the most mind-numbing 90+ minute meeting that I’ve ever had to sit through. Couple that with the fact that I’ve actually been busy this week (although busy doing research….not so much fun) and I think I have a case of the giggles. Luckily I’m not alone. Within minutes of being back from the meeting I got this im from KP (one of the few sane people that also work in my office).

KP: I went to the vending machine to get a Dr. Pepper – I’ve got a craving. Now I just wanted a sip, but they were sold out (frowny face). So I got my dollar back in quarters. Now I want a chocolate milk, but instead I bought twizzlerand I used one as a straw to drink my water. Today is going to be a long day (another frowny face)

The rest of the conversation was the most random series of oddball messages ever that contained a discussion of whether of not busy-ness and business are similar words for a reason.  And I just got an email from her while the gopher was talking that said this…
KP: You ever play those games where the little animal keeps popping its head up, and you have to slam it with the thing to get a point?

That’s what I want to do to you know who. :P

Welcome to my world…..

In other news I read a quote today in one of my e-mails that said “Don’t be yourself – be someone a little nicer.” –Mignon McLaughlin
Ponder that until next time when I promise I will attempt to post something a bit more rational, deep, and well thought out.