Thursday, January 31, 2008

Pick a lane, would ya?

Dear Mr. Black Toyota 4-Runner,

I realize you are an Aggie, and that you work at Radio Shack. But really, does that mean you own the road? Because you sure were acting like it this morning. In a span of about 2 blocks you were in 3 different lanes of a 4 lane road. Next time it sure would be nice if you could pay attention to the other drivers around you and pick a lane and stick with it. I'm sorry that people are bothering you by stopping for red lights and pedestrians. And I realize how irksome it is to wait for folks parallel parking in front of the court house and what not. But that doesn't give you the go ahead to zip around people back and forth all willy nilly - even if you do use your blinker - just to get where you are going about 3 seconds before you would have if you'd stayed in the spot you started in.

Thanks,
Ms. Blue Volkswagen Beetle

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Cedar Fever

I have Cedar Fever. What is that you ask? It's horrrrrriiiibbbbbbllllleeeeeee allergies! To the Juniper tree here in Texas. I never had allergy problems until about 8 years ago when I moved to Austin from Fort Worth. The Cedar is reallllly bad down there. I thought when I moved back up here it would go away. Yeah, not so much. What does Cedar Fever feel like? Well ... itchy watery eyes, a terribly itchy throat that can't be scratched, large amounts of snot and sneezing like its going out of style. Seriously, I am averaging about 15ish sneezes a day. I'm not usually a multiple sneezer, you know, those people that ALWAYS sneeze 3 times in a row or whatever. That's not typically me. Unless Cedar is involved. I'm pretty much sneezing at least 2 times in a row if not 3 or 4. Lots of fun. And before you even ask, yes. I take allergy medicine. Every day. And no, it doesn't help. I just wanted to share, and let you know that if you are so lucky as to not suffer from Cedar Fever, you should thank the stars every single day.

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Really I'm Just Nosey

Today during lunch I went to the local Super Target to wander around. I meandered here and there and got a couple of silly things, like some Sharpie markers and Valentine's Day Peanut M&M's. I went to the checkout and put my things on the counter. A minute or two later, a lady comes up behind me and places her items on the conveyor belt - there was a divider between our things. I'm a pretty nosey person, so I look to see what she is purchasing ...

  • 1 box of clemetines
  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 2 blue candles
  • 13 cans of fancy feast cat food
  • 1 container of fresh mushrooms
  • 1 bottle of clorox bleach
  • 1 jar of green olives with pimentos stuck in them
Am I the only one who thinks this is an odd combination of things to be buying? I'm sure she has a logical explanation for each thing on the list, and I'm also sure that there have been times when my items have looked odd to other people. I just sat there trying to figure out what she will do with all these items when she gets home.

Like I said, really I'm just nosey.

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Monday, January 21, 2008

So much fun!

I just got home from a game night with some girlfriends. We had a blast ... we laughed, ate, played, talked and laughed some more. We went over to my friend Debora's house and joining us was Angel, Amanda and Jenn - so 5 in all. We had pizza and other snacks and played Apples to Apples, Mad Gab, SkipBo and Can't Stop. All great games! I love my friends and so glad I found them.

I'm tired now and going to sleep .... oh yeah, I'm to the heel on my 2nd pair of socks, yay!

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Friday, January 18, 2008

Don't be so damned negative all the time, would ya?

I know about the whole "don't blog about work" thing, but I have to this once. Although I can't guarantee it won't happen again. There is this person in my general department that gets on my very last nerve almost constantly. I'm going to refer to this person as 'N'.

N is one of those "one upper" type people, everything that someone says, N has done or experienced or knows something that is more important, more impressive and more exciting than anyone else. N is also a name dropper, and makes a constant point of dropping little comments letting you know that they are in the know about things that you couldn't possibly be involved in. N also rolls its eyes when asked a question that they deem stupid. We have several new people in the department and it takes a while to get acclimated to things in a new job. So, during this time they will ask questions that, to people who have been here for several years, might seem obvious. Most people will answer the question and ask if the questioner needs any assistance ... N will roll its eyes at them and answer in a very exasperated tone and usually say something to the effect of "you really should have known that already." Fortunately for me, I don't have to work very close with N on too regular of a basis, else N might end up at the bottom of Eagle Mountain Lake.

Anyhoo ... that is my rant for today. I will leave you with some random thoughts ...

Wouldn't it be nice if drivers would pay attention to their surroundings while driving?

Breakfast burritos are the best invention I can think of. Eggs, cheese & bacon WRAPPED IN A TORTILLA. Perfection.

The price of gas is ridiculous. I know we all know that, but I just wanted to say it.

I love wearing blue jeans and tennis shoes to work.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Thoughts for Today

I dislike meetings. A lot.

Lunch time needs to be longer so we can play more games during it.

Thursday can never come too quickly in the week for me (it's my knitting night).

I don't like it when people put r's into words where they don't belong; warsh, idear, etc.

I want the writer's strike to be over now. I miss Jim & Pam ... and Dwight ... and Creed.

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Take the pledge

For the past several months I have been spending my time knitting, crocheting, beading, taking photos, and in general just being crafty. And I'm in love. I love the care and the time it takes, the people I've met who share this passion, the feeling of accomplishment I now have, and the items I create.

A few days ago, I decided I was going to start selling prints of some of my photos. I am doing this on etsy.com, a fabulous place for all things handmade. I will also be putting more things I've made in my store as soon as I can get their pictures taken ... So, I encourage you to go to etsy and look around - and I don't just mean at my things. Support the handmade crafts of people who truly love creating. And if something strikes your fancy, buy it.

I Took The Handmade Pledge! BuyHandmade.org

Here is my store: http://debidoodle.etsy.com

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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Happy Anniversary

Today would have been my Grandmother and Daddybear's 70th wedding anniversary if they were still with us. Daddybear passed away in March of 2003 and Grandmother in February of 2005. They were married on January 8, 1938 and stuck together through a lot of good and bad times. I miss them both very much every day, but am glad that they are together now ... and forever.

Gus and Maxine Becker

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Which dwarf are you?

Because I ... I am sneezy. I do NOT know what is going on around here but I have seriously sneezed about 40 times in the past 2 days. And although I am known to exaggerate at times - this time I am not. Did something blow in with all this wind we are having? I am taking my allergy medication as directed but it's like I shouldn't even bother!

I want to thank everyone who left me comments the past few days, I really appreciate it more than you'll ever know. I'm having a hard time right now and it helps immensely to know that there are people out there who feel the same way.

Oh ... dang ... here comes another one! I better go grab a Kleenex ...

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Monday, January 7, 2008

Monday Again

How is it that the weekends go way to fast? It was a good one though ... Saturday I scanned in a jillion books and CD's into Delicious Library, i L-O-V-E that program! Then I went to knit with my friends at the yarn shop, got a lot done on my sock! One of hubby's friends was passing through town and came to stay with us on Sat evening, we had a good time and went to dinner. He had his puppy dog with him and he was such a cutie! Sunday we kicked back and I knitted some on a bag I'm working on and watched a couple of movies (you, me and dupree & just friends) and we went to the grocery store for a few things.

But now it is Monday and 7:50 am and it is time to get ready for work and I just simply do not want to go. Call it lack of motivation or laziness, I don't care. But I'm just burned out. Completely. I need to take a year off or something and just get back to me. But I don't know how to do that, I've never NOT worked since I became an adult. I'm afraid I wouldn't know how to relax. At least not for the first few weeks. I'm sure I'd figure it out eventually. I'm very concerned about money though, and I don't know how I would do not having a regular income. But ... seriously ... who am I kidding. I'm not going to be able to take a year off. That's a pipe dream at this point.

So, I guess I better go get ready for work now ...

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  • From Fort Worth, Texas, United States
  • I'm a 37 year old, left handed, aries, web designer, kitty cat mom, swimming pool fanatic, tv watcher, game player, knitter, seamstress, crocheter, aspiring photographer.
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