Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Cougar Chaser and Beard or no Beard

Okay, first things first. I started my new job last week and so far, I like it. I have fabulous co-workers and a semi-decent boss, which automatically gives it a boost over my previous stint. One of the people I work with is a deaf lady who makes us all laugh with her wise-cracking ways and is teaching me a bit of sign language. So far I've mastered the alphabet, "Good Morning", "Shut your face", and "You're weird." Very useful :) The guy I work with is... interesting. He's very friendly and a hard-worker. But he's also 24 years old and in love with my 50+ year old boss. He goes on and on about whether or not she would think he was serious if he asked her out. She's young looking, but still... weird. (One of the many instances in which my sign language comes in handy.)

Now, I need you to help me with a very important matter. Scrabble Boy and I keep arguing about whether or not he should have a beard. I won't tell you if I'm pro or anti-beard so as not to sway your opinion, but here are pictures of him with and without. Tell me which you think he looks better in, and try to forget that he's wearing glasses in one picture and not the other. Also, do you think he looks older in one or the other?

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

You Know You're in Minnesota if... 9 Degrees Feels Like a Heat Wave

I've been such an absentee blogger that maybe I should rename my blog "Someday I Might Post" or "Check back in two weeks and there MIGHT be something new for you to read." Kinda long though. Mostly, I've been busy traveling and dealing with some major life changes. After a year living in beautiful Colorado, meeting some wonderful lifelong (hopefully) friends, and dealing with a lousy job market and one dreadfully horrible job, I am moving to Minnesota. I came out to visit my family last week, started job searching and I was lucky enough to find a job right away. I have pretty mixed emotions about the move. On one hand, I love being near my family, having a great job, and not having to pay rent. On the other, I will be leaving some of my favorite people and one of the most beautiful places in America. And the world. And I'm pretty sure nowhere in the world is as cold as Minnesota right now. Brrrr! This is me taking a picture of the temperature gauge a couple evenings ago.

Wish me luck starting my job tomorrow!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Your pencils are creating a health hazard. I could fall and pierce an organ.

A quote from Rainn Wilson (Dwight on The Office):

"I think the Oscars should be animated because animation writers don't fall under the Writers Guild, so I think it should be entirely animated from beginning to end."

An animated Oscars? I would totally watch that. And I'm not sure if I've ever watched the Oscars before.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

That's a wrap!

The other day I came across this website that does something called "wrap art." They take their presents and instead of using traditional wrapping paper, they use non-traditional items. It's a great way to re-use items that would be thrown away and a way to spice up your gifts. I took a shot at it and this is what I came up with. Last year someone gave me a crossword tear-away calender and although I love crossword puzzles, I don't do one daily. I taped them all around the box and then used some ribbon and ornaments to make a nifty bow. Check out the website, there are some really cool ideas.