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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Gloomy Day

Gloomy days always make me feel sleepy and sad. Today, not only is the weather making me sad, but the thought of my bestest coworker ever leaving. I have worked with JD for over 2 years here and we worked at ACIC together back in the day.

I was thinking, as I was walked in today, what I will do with my lunch breaks. We take lunch together basically every single day. I will be on my own, walking to the park, with no one to swap fun stories with. Who will I talk to about the craziness of my coworkers? I know I’m being over dramatic, but JD is freaking hilarious, and brings so much to my days. No more liquid lunches :( and who will come with me to Starby’s in the morning? Afternoon walks to get candy? Not to mention that she is the only one who is my age here; everyone else is about 10-35 years older than me.

I am excited for her new adventure, a chance to be where she wants to be. All I know is that it will not be the same without her.

Good Luck JD…you’ll be greatly missed!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Quote of the day

Sometimes it takes a crazy person to see the truth. If so, I'm a freaking lunatic.
Stephen Colbert

Sunday, March 29, 2009


I joined Operation Skinny Bitch the other day...

Check it is a great support group for anyone who is looking to shed a few pounds. Summer is fast approaching, though with today's snow it seems VERY far away.

I'm watching Disaster Movie- it is painful to watch...I just can't start a movie and not finish it. I'm so pissed that I bought it, Literally painful to watch.

For me? Why thank you....

I haven't turned on my computer in two days...and I was super happy to see that I have been given the: KREATIV BLOGGER award from Katie author of Can I Just Say.

Her blog is so cute and fun; it is one of my favorites...thanks Katie!

The rules are:
1. Post the award on your blog, and link to the person who gave you the award.
2. List seven things you love.
3. List seven blogs you love.
4. E-mail or comment on those blogs to let the people know you've given them the award.

My 7 Loves (in no particular order)

1. My family and my friends...I have been blessed to have a very supportive family, they are the best family members that you could ever as for. I have been equally blessed to have met some of the best friends ever...

2. Scrapbooking...I love taking pictures and putting them on fancy paper with cute embellishments...It is so nice to look through them and remember all the fun time that I have had. Plus I like looking at cute and pretty

3. Drinking...Malibu and diet...there is no better taste than Malibu and diet coke when it comes to drinking. I feel like I'm vacation every sip I have!

4. Reading/Books...I love escaping the real world and immersing myself into books.

5. description needed on that one!

6. Jogging/Running...Great stress reliever, and I feel such a sense of accomplishment after a great run.

7. Shopping...Clothes, books, shoes, scrapbook supplies, cleaning products, kitchen accessories...really shopping for anything is fun!

7 Blogs I Love:

Quarter Century

My Edition of Gab

Bumble Bee Running

Chronicles of a Special Ed Teacher


Like a Valentine

Working Girl

Thursday, March 26, 2009

But I'm a...

I always wonder why people use religion as a means of gain. I do not consider myself to be religious…I’m spiritual and I believe in a god, but I do not follow one religion. It really angers me when people use religion as a reason for why they are entitled…in my experiences for money.

Today, I was on the phone with a woman, who wanted me to give her $4000 because she is an honest Christian. I do not understand why people believe that it is justifiable to throw out religion as a way of stating that you deserve more money. Can someone please explain this train of thought to me? Isn’t being a Christian all about being a good honest person, being tolerant and forgiving? Where does the entitlement to money come in? She literally told me that she prayed to god that I would pay her $4000…WTF?

Another example…this occurred several years ago, but it still bothers me. A man, yelled at me, for a good amount of time…and I mean screaming. What was he screaming about…about how he is aJehovah's Witness, and that means that he is a good honest person, and therefore is right, and I should pay him.

I wish people would understand that decisions are based on fact. It does not matter to me if you are a Christian, Jehovah’s Witness, Atheists, or any other religion/creed. I just care about if there is legal liability or not; then I look at the supporting documentation…religion, not on my list

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


I love it....

Quote of the day

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Charles Darwin

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My Best Friend in the Whole Wide World

I was looking through old photos and scrapbooks recently, and it made me realize how much I miss my best friend in the whole wide world...Mary. I met her in 1st grade and after she went around telling our classmates that I peed my pants, I knew she was gold(which I was completely guilty of). Mary has been a staple in my life. Without her kindness, intelligence, sincerity, strength, humor, guidance, honesty, loyalty, and friendship, my life would have fallen apart by now. She has been there through thick and thin, and no matter what I know that I can always turn to her. She is a beautiful woman and I am so lucky to have her as a best friend.

There is something about Mary: She is the nicest person that I know. She is so willing to help you out, make sure that you are ok; she is such a genuine person. She is the type of girl that you want to be friends with. She is beautiful both on the inside and outside. Her confidence is inspiring, she hardworking and determined. She can kick your ass, but would rather hug it out.

It's been over two years since she moved to the east cost for work. It has been so difficult for me to adjust to her being 1000s of miles away; especially since are schedules don't allow us to talk as much as I would like to. I'm so lonely without her; I miss her...

"Count on me through think and thin
A friendship that will never end
When you are weak, I will be strong
Helping you to carry on
Call on me, I will be there"

"Your best friend always sticking up for you even when I know you're wrong"

"I get by with a little help from my friends"

Quote of the Day

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Monday, March 23, 2009

When I grow up

For over a year now, I have thought about "What I want to do when I grow up?" I want to find a career, not just a job. I am lucky to have a job with decent pay and great benefits, but I feel like I want/need more. I think that the possibility of my favorite coworker leaving has made this surface even more. I have thought about going back to school- it's just hard since I will need to find a program that is close and has evening/weekend classes.

At times I wish that I hadn't been so quick to buy my condo. I feel that really holds me back. I need to work full time in order to pay my mortgage and other bills; i can't just take a huge risk with out throughly thinking it through. Don't get me wrong, I love my home, and I do not regret buying it, I just wonder what if I had rented compared to buying.

Today, I had an enlightenment...I want to go back to school to be a sex therapist. I was all happy and excited, and felt nice warm fuzzies. I actually found a Family and Marriage Clinical Psychology Program at Benedictine University...I will be looking into it; or else, I will continue to feel stuck; pondering what I want to do when I grow up...

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Bye Bye to the Weekend!

I can't believe that it is already Sunday...WTF where did the weekend go?

I'm watching Brothers and Sisters my favorite show (besides for LOST) so I'll just post some pictures and explain later!

Saturday Night:


Friday, March 20, 2009

Reminiscing: The Night that Sisqo (look-a-like) drugged me

Spring 2005, Age 22

It was one of the first times that I was going out with my coworkers. I was a little nervous, since I had not gone out with most of these people before. I was used to having the best friend around…she is always sober. I counted on her to take care of me.

Nervousness set aside, I headed out, thinking that this was going to be a wonderful night. We headed to CroBar. It was actually my first…and last time there. I remember getting there JD and I drove together and we met up with out other coworkers. I remember going to the bar, and having one, maybe two drinks.

Next thing I remember is that I was dancing with a Sisqo look-a-like. No joke. My coworkers were making fun of me, and they should have…WTF. I swear this guy was wearing a pleather from top to bottom…but for some reason I was all about dancing with him. Time passes, not sure how long, or anything that happened- I do remember looking for JD and spotting her at the bar taking a shot.

That is all I remember from the whole night…
I wake up the next morning, in my sister’s condo, with JD by my side, asking if I was ok. My response…yeah why wouldn’t I be?

This is apparently what I missed:
Coworkers decided it was time to go to another bar. We are in a cab and apparently I vomited in the cab…multiple times. SO NASTY! I was not allowed to go to the next bar because I kept on vomiting. JD was forced to accompany me back to my sister’s. Apparently I vomited several more times in another cab- where the evil cab driver forced JD to pay him $150.00 for a 5 minute cab ride. I paid her back later…at least I think I did…I hope I did…shit!

At that point I paid homage to the porcelain god.

Somehow I did manage to make my way to a bed…

I came to the conclusion that I was drugged. Sisqo look alike drugged me. I have never puked so much in my life from drinking, let alone from one or two drinks. Also, even when I am so incredibly wasted and acting a fool, I remember all it. I have no recollection of what occurred that evening. If it had not been for JD who knows where I would have ended up?

It;s Friday girls…just a little something to think about…be careful please!! And watch out for your girls!

College Night!!!

As I was changing into my workout clothes, my phone's JD. "Are you really going to the gym?" Yeah... I was planning on it, I was getting ready to go now. "Oh...well do you want to go out for drinks instead?" Now, smart me was, I really shouldn't. I need to go to the gym, and I shouldn't spend money on drinks since I jiust did my budget.

Guess which one I picked...Sure wanna come pick me up, or should I meet you there?

4 hours and $38 later...

It would be excellent if I was still in college...I would be skipping class in the Am. The sad part is...I have been out of college longer than my whole college career. Damn...

This should also be added:
The buss boy (man) hit on me because he thought I was Mexican. He had to of been at least in his late 30's, short, and not attractive in the least bit. He kept passing the table lingering, smiling, and asking us questions. I was rude (thank god) and tired my best to avoid eye contact or conversation. He did give us some spicy cinnamon gum!
Then, JD wanted to play some Golden Tee. By the way it was the longest game ever because she kept putting in more money. The second we started playing a man approached JD. At this point, she was a tad intoxicated…though she didn’t know his name, age, or anything about him at all besides that he is unemployed, she agreed to go on a date with him on Tuesday. HAHAHA she cracks me up!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I spend how much?

Early today I signed up for an account through I had never heard of it before today; I was reading Working Girl and she wrote a post about it. It is a free service that you can use to make a budget and keep track of all your accounts and spending. I was very nervous at first, when it asked for my login pass codes for my bank and credit cards. I did some reading on it, and it is safe and secure.

I went ahead and signed up. It is amazing. It pulls all the info from all your banks, and accounts. It gives basic categories such as Auto & Transportation, Bills & Utilities, Food & Drinks, etc. You can also make your own subcategories...such as I made one named Condo Association. It is very easy to use, and I think that it will prove to be a very helpful tool. It even will send you an email when you have gone over your budgeted amount,

I know that I spend alot on unnecessary items, but it is ridiculous...when you see everything all in one place. I really want to be better with my spending habits, and I think that Mint will be my best friend right now!

Makes me laugh

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

My birth tree is Hazelnut

I found this Birthday Calculator on HappyBee Meg’s Blog. I thought that it was interesting so I wanted to see what my birth day says about me.

1 October 1982

Your date of conception was on or about 8 January 1982 which was a Friday.
You were born on a Fridayunder the astrological sign Libra.Your Life path number is 4.

The Life Path 4 suggests that you entered this plane with a natural genius for planning, fixing, building, and somehow, with practical application and cerebral excellence, making things work. You are one of the most trustworthy, practical, and down-to-earth of individuals; the cornerstone members of society. Indeed, as a Life Path 4, you are a builder of society. The cream of the crop in this Life Path can be a master builder in society. If you are among these highly talented people, you have an idealistic nature which is grounded in practical terms, allowing you to conceive grandiose, far-reaching schemes and carry them through to the end. If you desire and are willing to work for it, you can achieve enormous success, prestige, and fame. Obviously, everyone with a 4 Life Path does not become famous.

I do enjoy planning…I would like to think that I’m trustworthy, practical, and down to earth. I know what is possible and what is not possible. I do work hard for the things that I really want and care about. Too bad I’m not famous…I did always want to be a pop star.

All with this Life Path have the ability to take orders and to carry them out with dedication and perseverance and many 4s live and work happily in this context. But so often, the 4 Life Path is the entrepreneur and manager in the community. In either role, you always demand as much from yourself as you do from others, and sometimes a lot more.

My boss does consider me to be her go to girl. At the same time, I do like to take charge and tell people what to do and how to do it. I hate when people are in my face telling me what to do and when to do it. I could never survive in the military; I would go crazy…too much in your face yelling.

You have the kind of will power that is often mistaken for sheer stubbornness. You don't think of yourself as dogged, but your honest beliefs and that ever direct speech makes you come across as completely unremitting. Once a decision is made, it will be followed through to the conclusion, right, wrong, or indifferent. You are very set in your ways and determined to handle things the way you are so certain that they should be handled. Your tenacity of purpose and ability to get the job done borders on obsession. You are a wonderful manager with a great sense of how to get the job done.

I have mixed feelings about this one. I will admit that I am stubborn- but only on certain things. I’m open to suggestion and change. I do pretty much stick to what I believe in, but I try not to be rude about it, or force my opinions down someone else’s throat. I also have this awesome ability to be humble and admit when I am wrong.

You are an excellent organizer and planner because of your innate ability to view things in a very common sense and practical way. This stems from a strong desire to be a perfectionist in your labor. Planning is necessary to avoid errors. It's very likely that a 4 Life Path person invented the to-do list, because it is the rare Life Path 4 who doesn't have one by her side at all times. Your life is programmed in an orderly fashion permitting you to catalog and manage the flow of ideas and activities that fill your day. Indeed, you seem to function best when you are under the gun and facing a tough set of problems.

I love planning and organizing things…what ever it may be. I am insanely messy (at times) however. So I just live in an organized mess!!!! HAHAHA. I do wish that I could be perfect, and at times, I will work on something until it is almost perfect. I work best under pressure, and the more I have to do, the more I will get done. When I have too much time on my hands, I get lazy.

Loyal and devoted, you make the best of your marriage, and you are always the good provider. Friends may be few in number, but you are very close to them and once friendships are made, they often last a lifetime.

My best friends today are the same girls that I was best friends with in grade school.

The number 4 is solidly associated with the element of earth from which it gains its strength and utter sense of reality. You are one of the most dependable people you know. If patience and determination can ever win, you are sure to achieve great success in life. Often, you are called on to take care of others; to finish what they have started. It may not seem fair and probably isn't, but it may be the key to your accomplishment and reputation.

I am a dependable, patient, and determined person. I don’t mean to gloat. Soon I will be singing “your so vein” to myself.

The negative side of the 4 can prove dogmatic to an excess, narrow-minded, and repressive. A lot of skin-deep people turn you off, and you lack the tact to keep your feelings from being totally clear to all around. Additionally, the negative 4 has a bad tendency to get caught up in the daily routine of affairs, missing the big picture and major opportunities that come along once in a while.

I do not think that I am narrow-minded. I have strong opinions, but I am open to listening to others. I’d say my flaws are that I am very critical- on myself and on other people. I expect/demand a lot as well. At times, it comes off as self centeredness and selfish. I also do get caught up in a daily routine, which turns into a funk…I need to change pace all the time or it’s like my whole world stops.

More fun facts:

Your fortune cookie reads: Keep your plans secret for now.

Life Path Compatibility:
You are most compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 2, 4, 8, 11 & 22.You should get along well with those with the Life Path numbers 6 & 7.You are least compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 1, 3, 5 & 9.

The golden number for 1982 is 7.
The year 1982 was not a leap year.
Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 1/25/1982 and ending 2/12/1983.You were born in the Chinese year of the Dog.

As of 3/18/2009 4:46:26 PM EST
You are 26 years old.
You are 317 months old.
You are 1,381 weeks old.
You are 9,665 days old.
You are 231,976 hours old.
You are 13,918,606 minutes old.
You are 835,116,386 seconds old.
Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 3.78277886497065 years old. (Life's just a big chewy bone for you!)

Your lucky day is Friday.
Your lucky number is 6.
Your ruling planet(s) is Venus.
Your lucky dates are 6th, 15th, 24th.
Your opposition sign is Aries.
Your opposition number(s) is 9.

In 1982 there were approximately 3.6 million births in the US.
In 1982 the US population was approximately 226,545,805 people, 64.0 persons per square mile.
In 1982 in the US there were 2,495,000 marriages (10.8%) and 1,180,000 divorces (5.1%)
In 1982 in the US there were approximately 1,990,000 deaths (8.8 per 1000)
In the US a new person is born approximately every 8 seconds.
In the US one person dies approximately every 12 seconds.

Your birth flower is MARIGOLD
Your birthstone is Tourmaline
The Mystical properties of Tourmaline
Pink Tourmaline promotes female balance and protection. Green Toumaline promotes male balance.

Your birth tree is
Hazelnut Tree: The Extraordinary: charming, undemanding, very understanding, knows how to make an impression, active fighter for social cause, popular, moody and capricious lover, honest and tolerant partner, precise sense of judgment.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patty's Day

Today, I really wanted to leave work early to go on a drinkapade. Apparently, my friends are not slackers, and were not on board with my lets ditch work for drinking. What the fish? So, my sister had requested cupcakes in stead of cake for her birthday (we had a family celebration this evening)...I found the perfect reason to leave work! I went to the City to Sugar Bliss (best cupcakes ever) to pick up cupcakes for her. OMG they are so wonderfully delicious!!!

I literally think that they are some of the best cupcakes out there. The frosting is yum, the actual cake part is so moist. I bought the Black & White (my personal favorite), the cinnamon carrot, chocolate hazelnut, chocolate peanut butter, and some special St. Patty Day ones!

You have to call ahead at least 24 hours if you want to place an order, or order online. I didn't do that, so I just had to go in and hope that they had some left. I was lucky! They are pretty busy there, and they bake the cupcakes fresh each day, you can really tell, they are so fresh tasting. A dozen, pictured above, cost $40, and I think that it is well worth it.

I'm not a food critic, but I give them 4 stars!!!! Try it, you will not regret it...well maybe just the food baby that you will grow after devouring it. I have tried Swirlz, Molly's, and Sprinkles (Orlando) and though they are all good, I think that Sugar Bliss has them beat!

No Parent Left Behind

I promise you cannot read these with out laughing. These are real notes written by parents in the Memphis school district; spellings have been left intact.

1. My son is under a doctor's care and should not take PE today. Please execute him.
2. Please exkuce lisa for being absent she was sick and i had her shot.=0 A
3. Dear school: please ecsc's john being absent on jan.. 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 and also 33.
4. Please excuse gloria from jim today. She is administrating.
5. Please excuse roland from p.e. for a few days. Yesterday he fell out of a tree and misplaced his hip.
6. John has been absent because he had two teeth taken out of his face.
7. Carlos was absent yesterday because he was playing football. He was hurt in the growing part.
8. Megan could not come to school today because she has been bothered by very close veins.
9. Chris will not be in school cus he has an acre in his side.
10. Please excuse ray friday from school.. He has very loose vowels.
11. Please excuse Lesli from being absent yesterday. She had diahre dyrea direathethe shits.
12.. Please excuse tommy for being absent yesterday. He had diarrhea, and his boots leak.
13. Irving was absent yesterday because he missed his bust.
14. Please excuse jimmy for being. It was his father's fault.
15. I kept Billie home because she had to go Christmas shopping because i don't know what size she wear.
16. Please excuse jennifer for missing school yesterday. We forgot to get the sunday paper off the porch, and when we found it monday. We thought it was sunday.
17. Sally won't be in school a week from friday. We have to attend her funeral.
18. My daughter was absent yesterday because she was tired. She spent a weekend with the marines.
19. Please excuse Jason for being absent yesterday. He had a cold and could not breed well.
20. Please excuse mary for being absent yesterday. She was in bed with gramps.
21. Gloria was absent yesterday as she was having a gangover..
22. Please excuse brenda. She has been sick and under the doctor.
23. Maryann was absent december 11-16, because she had a fever, sorethroat, headache and upset stomach. Her sister was also sick, fever an sore throat, her brother had a low grade fever and ached all over. I wasn't the best either, sore throat and fever.. There must be something going around, her father even got hot last night.

After reading them don't you just feel so sad? I'm not the best speller, but you would think that people would proof read what they were sending to their child's school. And I'm sorry who the hell thinks that there are 34 days in a month (see # 3). I really wish that these are not real notes, because that would just make me so sad:(

Monday, March 16, 2009


Since the economy has gone down the tube, I have found that people are submitting the most ridiculous claims and fighting tooth and nail when it is denied. Now, I understand that people are going through tough times, and I do not mean to discredit them, but honestly...common sense helps.

So here is my list of ridiculousness:
  • A man would like me to pay his car note for 2 months because he couldn't drive his car. He was already reinbursed $1000.00 for a rental vehicle. However, he wanted me to pay for his car because he could use it, but still had to pay for it.
  • A woman wrote me a long sob story about how she is looking for pain and suffering due to an accident. She went to her doctor ONE time and the total bill was about $300. She goes on to tell me that her Dr. believes that she is in pain due to her weight condition. Yet she is looking for $50K for pain and suffering?
  • A vehicle was parked in a public at your own risk parking lot. While the vehicle was parked, a squirrel started to chew through wiring of the vehicle (3rd party), they would like me to pay for the damages.
  • A woman drives too quickly over a speed bump. It is properly marked (nice bright yellow) and there is also a street sign warning of the bump. She damages the undercarriage of her vehicle. When I denied her claim she asked: "What am I supposed to pay attention to every bump and street sign? Am I supposed to slow down for all of them?" No joke!!! Also a 3rd party claim.
  • A suit was received, the Plaintiff alleged that Eminem, Beyonce, and our person were all trying to rape her all the time. She was looking for 5million to settle. WTF!!!!
I'm just amazed at what some people can come up with. For some a give an A for effort and creativity and if I could pay based off of that I would.

Candy Break

I'm obessed with Laffy Taffy, have been for as long as I can remember. Banana, Strawberry, and Cherry are the best flavors ever! I went for an afteroon walk and found my way to the little store in the building...where, lucky for me I was able to purchase some. Sweet- just what I need candy!! I must say that love reading all the "funny" jokes on the laffy taffy wrapers. I still have not found one that is as cool as: "What did the bagel say to the loaf of bread? If I had as much dough as you I would not hang around this hole." Just an FYI is joke was on the wrapers circa 1997.

Why do I remember these things?

Friday, March 13, 2009

May the peace be with you

Most of us are afraid of death. The unknown of what happens to a person when they die. Is there a heaven? An after life, or does it just end. Your soul and spirit gone?

The father of a loved one passed the other day. Sadness surrounds me. I wish that I knew that right words to say, knew how to make him feel better. I'm truly horrible at expressing compassion; my sister reminds me of that all the time. I feel so much pain and hurt for him, his family, for the struggles of others, but I lack the ability to show my true feelings towards it all.

I think about my father. He is 66; still strong, healthy, still going 1000 miles per hour. The thought of him being gone brings tears to my eyes. I wouldn't know what to do with out him. My mother, bless her sole she would be so lost without him.

My words of condolence: I'm so sorry, he is no longer in pain, you will make it through this, I'm here for you. Generic I know, but I'm not sure what else to say, what to do to make it better. In a sense, I'm like a man, always looking for a way to fix the problem. Sometimes it just takes time, there is no fixing.

So I sit here, miles away, wishing that I could be there with him. Holding his hand, hugging him, making sure he knows that he is loved, that I am truly there for him.

Rest in Peace...

Thursday, March 12, 2009

IM Convos

Me: I wear my heart on my sleeve, let my emotions control me.
Brian: How about when you are sleevless, like in a tank top?


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Reminiscing: Expressway Boys

I was thinking about the good old days...I have so many fun random stories, I thought I'd share some.

July 17, 1999 "Expressway Boys"

Imagine a baby blue 1988 Astro van, all rusted up, with a group of drunk 16 year old girls. It's 1am, and we are cruising down 290. We're in prom dresses, because we're on our way home from a friend's cotillion. I, being the perve that I am, decide that it would be a great idea to start flashing the cars passing us by. My girlfriends all agree that this is the best idea ever. I'm in the front seat, flashing my boobs out the window, my friends are showing ass, boobs, and coochie. we're giggling like crazy and having a grand old time. Mary (the driver and sober one) is shaking her head and laughing at us...telling us we are retarded...and not to mess up her car.

A SUV of older guys drives past us and starts taking pictures...we don't like that, start screaming at them. What assholes...why would they take pictures of the random girls flashing on the highway, god don't they have any decency?

Do we stop, no, not at all...wait for the car. Whoo a group of cute boys...the flashing begins. They start talking to us. "Follow us to the exit, we want to talk to you girls." What do a group of hormonal teenagers do...exit and talk to the boys. They tell us that they are having a party at their house and that they live in Naperville (not too far from us). We put our heads together and decide that we should totally go. One friend runs and gets in the car with them...totally normal to get in the car full of strangers that you met on the highway by flashing!!!!

We follow the corn fields of Naperville. At this point we're getting a little worried, after all, are girlfriend is in the car with them. Who ever thought that there are cornfields in Naperville. Slight panic settles in, but why would they lie to us...they seem like a great group of boys, and they are soooo cute.

We arrive to the "party." We walk in, prom dresses on and all, screaming and yelling about how cool we are. There is a group of girls who just stare at us, with looks of WTF and disgust. At this point, it's after 2am. I start to think about my parents...what shall I tell them- why am I going to be home so late. I keep bringing this up to my girlfriends, but they don't have crazy strict Italian parents. My friend keeps telling different boys to make out with me so that I will shut up - that and keep giving me more drinks.

It's 4am and the party is finally coming to an end. By this point, I have already kissed 3 boys. First time that I have kissed anyone who is not my boyfriend, and doing that 3 times in one night...I was exhausted. Though, I did get to make out with a boy that had a tongue ring...damn, the other girls will be so jealous.

I get home close to 5am, still drunk, and looking like a hot mess. My parents worried (this is before I had a cell), I tell them we got lost...really, really lost. They appear to buy it, and we all go to sleep (why we would choice to stay over at the strict girl's house is beyond me. Oh wait, I'm not allowed to sleep over at friend's houses). The next morning we wake up, we go and check out the Astro van...imprints of butts and boobs cover it.

Years later, we find out that the boys had not just graduated from high school, but rather were sophomores in college...

Even back in the day I was all about scrapbooking. Pages from earlier in the night. I'm so sad that we did not think to take pictures at the party or of the Astro van the next day. That would have been classic.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Making ends meet

I was watching the WGN news, and I'm now depressed. It is so sad for me to see so many people jobless, standing outside of a building waiting to apply. They had a story about a warehouse in Joliet needing 125 employees. Hundreds, if not thousands, showed up waiting in the rain and cold for a shot at the job. The openings are descent; union job paying a livable wage, so I'm not surprised that so many people showed up. It just makes me sad to think of how many people will be turned down. Jobless and searching for ways to make ends meet.

I know that I complain about my job often...don't most of us though? Plus when you have to deal with the craziness of my job: the angry, the rude, the scammers, the assholes who cruse me out...etc how could I not bitch about it. For example, today, I received a rather angry call from a man, who proceeded to yell at me because his wife was unemployed and I could not pay his claim. Even with all of that, I am thankful that I have a job to complain about. Coworkers to gossip to and about!!!

Speaking of the hell does a mouse get in your car...makes little babies (without you knowing) and infest your vehicle? That has go to be the nastiest, dirtiest, fucking gross ass car ever...ill gross.

I'm highly disgusted...just thinking about it makes me want to vomit.

On a happier note, I was driving past a local bar and the sign read:
Lenten Specials: $5 Jager Bombs.

I love it!!!!

Monday, March 9, 2009


In celebration of Kristin's birthday, Kristin, Sumi, and I headed to Flirty Girl Fitness on Saturday afternoon for a pole dancing class. It was an insta party once you walked in. Fun music, lots of girls, tons of pink, and a fun bar. You can drink martini's while learning how to do tricks...what a place I tell you!

I must say that I have no pole dancing skill what so ever. The instructor was awesome, the girl was hanging upside down from the pole. I do not seem to have one once of grace in me. I remember when I was in soccer my coach told me to be more gentle. (I started playing when I was five, and played on boys team until high school). Needless to say, I am all bruised up...apparently thrashing yourself to the pole is not the way to go. HAHAHA.

We had a really good time, it was a fun workout, and for 2 hours, $40 was a fair price. Will I go again...I think that I'd want to try lap dancing...I think that would be safer for me...

After pole dancing the party continued, we headed to the spa for a mani/pedi...After many glasses of wine, manicured hands and feet, and sharing my life story with everyone at the spa we needed some dinner. Portillo's is always an excellent choice! Kristin even got the drive through boy to rap for

Later on, we headed to the Hangge Uppe for a night of dancing...and lots of drinking! To put it lightly, I was completely wasted. I'm sure that I made an ass of myself on several occasions throughout the night. But hey, at least I can still party like a rock stat!!! 6 hours of dancing. I don't think I have done that since I was 23 maybe. Ahh the joyous days of being single, clubbing all weekend until all hours of the night.

It was an excellent day/evening/next morning...

Sad that you know your getting old when it takes 2 days to get over a day of heavy drinking...

Quote of the Day

There is none so poor as he who knows not the joy of what he has.
Ben Franklin

Friday, March 6, 2009

Fish Friday

I was talking to a coworker today, and he asked me if I had or was going to eat meat today. He said that he ate bacon this morning and felt terrible…he was going to eat lots of fish the rest of the day to make up for it.
I was born and raised Catholic; it was not until I was in college that I started to really question the Catholic faith. I went to a Catholic grade school (good old SMS) and mostly had Catholic friends growing up. In my younger days, I didn’t really understand religion. It was just something that I had to believe in and accept. I would go to church on Fridays (at school) and Sundays with my mom.
As I got a little older, I started to really enjoy going to church. I would pray all the time (Mary’s influence). I remember thinking that it would just be easier if I didn’t sin so that way I wouldn’t have to tell the priest about it…since going to confession and not telling the priest about a sin commited is also a sin. I would even pray the Rosary while running…
In growing, I started to question the rules of the Catholic Church. The biggest one for me was sex before marriage. I knew that I would not be able to wait until marriage to have sex (you need to check out the water before jumping in). In questioning that, I started to question all aspects of it. The more I questioned, the more I distanced myself from the church. I still believe in God, but I just think that religion brings war instead of peace. People are always trying to force their religious views, believe that what they think is right. Why can’t we all just be happy to let others believe in what they want to believe?
So why can’t Catholics eat meat on Fridays during lent? My favorite theory, knowing the Catholic Church; it’s greed…used for economical purposes. The fisherman weren’t making any money, so they decided to make people eat fish on Fridays.
That is just my thought behind it. If you are a true believer, more power to you.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Is Spring here?

I went outside today during lunch and was happily surprised…it’s so nice outside! It makes me so happy to think that spring/summer will be coming!!! I am so sick of the cold; I’m ready for a change. Want to see the lush green grass, leaves on trees, and blooming flowers. This has been a very long and rather depressing winter.

The stimulus has kicked in, and I am receiving the effects…I get $67 more a pay check…woot! Now I just need some infrastructure money to come to (1) the condo parking lot…it is total pothole heaven. Good thing I park in the far back corner…no pothole for me. Only I have to walk through them. Last night I almost tripped in one…grrr. (2) Ogden Ave…I wonder if I could submit a claim for dental problems…I have started to clench my teeth…only while driving. Yeah that is a BIG FAT DENIAL!

The $67 extra per check will actually pay for my monthly gym payment. I just hope that doesn’t mean that next year I will be giving money back to the government. I’m sure it does…bummer. I am thoroughly enjoying Edwards, there are so many choices. I feel like I could spend hours in there…oh wait I have been. I just want to keep trying more and more. Since I don’t really have much else going on I’m able to. Hey at least I’ll get my money’s worth right? Plus, working out just makes me feel so much happier. I could use as many endorphins as possible.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

City Girl

You Are City
You prefer big lights and big dreams over the slow paced life of the country.
You crave excitement, and the city has many opportunities for you.

While you appreciate the peace and quiet of the country, it's a little too quiet.
You need lots people, culture, and action to feel truly alive.

That's not really too big of a shocker=!!!
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