Thursday, February 21, 2008

Ok, So Sometimes I Tend To Eavesdrop

I forgot to blog about the conversation I heard last weekend at the outlets until now. I was walking in between stores and there were two guys (late twenties, early thirties) walking behind me. The one guy says to the other guy "Dude, just pray you have a boy. Because if you think shopping sucks now, shopping for little girls clothes is even worse. It makes me want to scratch my eyes out." Classic.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Let the Training Begin

I have told some of you, but for those of you that don't know I signed up to do the 3 Day, 60 mile walk for Breast Cancer in Philadelphia in October....because I was temporarily insane. Anyway, I decided that I should probably start getting ready for it now. I'd done 6 miles on the treadmill at the gym without any drama. So yesterday morning, in temperatures just slightly above freezing, I laced up my walking shoes, filled up my water bottle, charged up my ipod and set off to a local walking trail to do 10 miles (5 miles out and 5 miles back). Honestly, it wasn't as bad as I was expecting. The first two miles were the hardest because after about a half hour of walking I hit the two mile mark and was think "I walked all that way and its only 2 miles. That's crap!" But I kept going and because its an out and back type trail, when I hit 5 miles I had no choice but to walk the 5 miles back. I was also praying that my ipod wouldn't die because the worst thing was that I got bored, but it didn't die and so I was ok. Plus I don't know which way the wind was blowing whether it was from Hershey or the M&M Mars factory in Elizabethtown, but the last mile smelled like chocolate the entire time, so that was nice. Then I got home and realized I had only walked 1/6 of what I'd be doing in October and wanted to cry.
Shopping Ridiculousness

Saturday I went to the Outlets at Hershey because as every well seasoned shopper knows President's Day Weekend = Sales. I bought a lot of stuff, but I think perhaps the best thing I bought was this.

Yes, that's a purple Coach Ipod carrier. Isn't it awesome! Did I need this at all? No. Is it utter frivolity? Yes. Did I have any choice in buying it? Definitely not. I HAD to have it!

Monday, February 11, 2008

The Stupid Thing I Did Today

Let me preface this by saying that I've been sick and this cold has completely kicked my ass. I'm pretty much over it except for being extremely tired ALL the TIME. Even though I sleep a shit load, I'll get up and be like I want to take a nap.

So this morning, I got up for work, and walked out of my apartment. I turned back to face my front door and hit the lock button on my car key as if that would somehow work on my apartment door. Then to make matters worse when I didn't hear a clicking door locking sound, I did it again. Only then did I realize what a tired idiot I was.

In semi-related news, Danielle's new job at the casino has kicked into full gear. She hasn't really totally adjusted to the 3am - noon shift yet and I've discovered that extremely tired Danielle is almost as amusing on the phone as extremely drunk Danielle (though there's less profanity involved). It's especially funny when you get her confused about what day it is.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

A Gift From Downstairs

I opened my front door this morning to get my paper and found this on my doorknob.

The label on the front says H.N.Y. (Sis A). Only after after opening the gift did I realize that it meant Happy New Year and Sis A is the old lady whose apartment is directly below mine. After opening the bag I found this.

It has a picture of two rolly polly happy Chinese people on it and has some Chinese characters on the top. The bag of the envelope says Hallmark. Who knew! I opened that envelope and found

Isn't Sis so cute! My fortune was "If you continually give, you will continually have."

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Yesterday my Office Closed Because of Rain?

I'm still not completely sure what happened. Yesterday morning we were getting a "wintry mix" of freezing rain, sleet and regular rain, but alas no one called and said don't come in, so I had to go. I did ponder that my boss was just dicking with my department and would proudly announce when we all showed up "look how dedicated my workers are. They all showed up even though the office was closed!" which is totally something she would do. Anyway, I went out and my car was completely incased in ice. Like if a caveman had a Honda Accord that was suddenly discovered floating in a glacier that's what my car looked like yesterday. So I go and other people are there as well so apparently the office is open. The whole day then it rains and all the ice that was on cars and trees melts and everything is fine. Then around 2:00, we get an e-mail from the COO saying "the offices will be closed in the afternoon due to bad weather. Drive safely." WOOHOO. My manager was really bitter about the whole thing and came over and mumbled "didya see the e-mail?" I wasn't really sure what to do. It didn't look bad out, but maybe it was worse out than I could see from my foot wide window. We do have offices all over the state, so maybe there was bad weather near one of them, but the COO was in Harrisburg. I know because she was in the office across from me when the e-mail went out and I looked over and gave her an endearing smile. So who am I to argue? Especially since we really don't have a snow policy in effect and I'm not sure whether we get paid for it or not, there was no way I was staying. I went home. Put on my pajamas and then in about two hours went to the gym. One of the roads was closed because of flooding, but other than that everything was fine. I'm still kinda clueless as to what exactly happened.