Monday, June 30, 2008

And the rays were soaked up

But suprisingly enough - I was not burned. Although the others I was with were. I went from tan to tanner.... kind of. I still feel pretty white.

All in all it was a good weekend. I would have to say that jet-skiing was definitely my favorite part!! I haven't done that in years! It makes me want to do it again much sooner, but it was definitely fun!
Strangely - we didn't take very many pictures this weekend. I guess that happens. We just enjoyed the sun and company and didn't worry about taking pictures. Oh well. Perhaps next time there will be more!

I really like the beach. The sun. The water. Even the sand - I'm sure I've eaten plenty of it as well.

Only 12 more days until vacation!!!

Friday, June 27, 2008

15 days - I swear I'm not counting

Vacation? Who needs vacation?? I'm not counting down every minute until vacation... nope, not at all..

Only 15 more days!!

I can't believe how fast it came. It was as though it would be a long time and really it's just two weeks away. And it's only going to come faster because I'm gone to the beach this weekend, and then rafting and camping next weekend.


The anticipation and excitment will only continue to grow.

And now I'm off to the beach to soak up some much needed rays.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Sports? Apparently not my thing

I guess when you've always had it this way, and really knew nothing else, then it would be easy to handle.
But this kid is really an inspiration.

He plays baseball, football, and soccer all with only ONE leg.

Now what am I doing wrong? I have two legs, two arms, am healthy, but completely uncoordinated. I play volleyball and bowl every week. But do I do any good, not really. I think I just need to start concentrating and actually trying to get better, instead of only having it for fun.

Guess I'd better pick it up and start working harder. I need to actually be good at what I do every week. Practice makes perfect, right? Well, I'd better start practicing harder!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Very Random thoughts

My thoughts have been jumping all over the place today. I think most of it has to do with the fact that I have a lot of stuff to do, prepare, plan and I just don't want to sit at work. But I've gotta pay the bills somehow....

So - let's start with one thought and just go to the next. These are not in the order I've thought about them...

I'm moving again. And with this new place there's a storage room out back. My thought was that there's enough room to bring my bike from mom's (do I still have a bike there??) and plenty of room for my holiday stuff and everything else mom is still storing for me.
Of course mom's response was: "That will be great for your food storage." What food storage? I don't have food storage, although I would really like to start one. The reason I thought of all this food storage stuff today was because of my friend's blog which happened to have a hilarious video with kids about food storage. I definitely have to have food that is edible...And I guess that storage out back will be a great place to put it.

I definitely need to give a shout out to the guys at Jersey Mike's Subs on New Bern. They hook me up every time I go there. They are always friendly - and today one guy hooked me up with extra meat. MMmmm... good stuff!!

I don't know why I sometimes hear my phone ring in the nite and sometimes I don't, but I'm certainly glad I did last nite. The other nite I woke up with my phone in bed with me, which is not usual. I noticed it was because a friend had called, but he had really only pocket dialed (accidentally called my phone while phone was in pocket) me. Perhaps that's the reason I don't even remember picking up my phone.
But last nite I got a phone call and I heard it ring and I even woke up enough to carry on a conversation - and I even remember the conversation. It was enjoyable. And I definitely fell asleep smiling. . .

I have so many different weekend trips to go on. It's pretty exciting, but pretty hard to figure out when I'll have time to update my scrapbooks and make my quilt I've been meaning to start for a long time. Oh well.... I guess those are just things I'll get around to eventually. In the meantime, I'll just make sure I'm prepared for the beach and such coming up.

And I just ate a tasty Mamba. Yes - I eat candy all the time. Although I'm trying to cut back as I think that might be what interferes with my breathing. HA!

I think I need to force myself to concentrate. I have not been all that productive this week and it's Wednesday. I need to prove my worth and start getting ahead of everything. Especially since I'll be gone for an entire week in just two weeks. OMIGOSH!!!
I'm SO EXCITED!! It's going to be an amazing trip!!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

And it hit me

I have so much to do, in so little of time.

I'm out of town the next two weekends on just fun weekend trips. Then I'm gone for a week to visit friends and family out west.

The week I get back - I move apartments.

I have to pack for the trips, pack for moving, and finish all these little projects that need done before I go away on any of them.

I feel as though I never have time to do them. What do I do with my time?? Apparently I don't manage it well enough. But that's certainly going to change. Starting tonite I'm working on the little projects that I really need to get at least a little bit more done.

And then I'll start getting things prepped for moving. YAY!! It's so exciting. This next place will be much more permanent. Phew - cuz I'm sick of moving.

I guess I'd better start managing my time more wisely and get stuff for work done....

Friday, June 20, 2008

Puppy Update

The owners finally came and found the puppy. I'm so glad!!

But I wish it hadn't taken them three days to do so.
The poor guy was STARVING.

All is right and he's back with his family.

Cutest puppy

While working today the guys told me there was a cute, black lab puppy that was wandering around. I thought that was fun, but he really is abandoned. And skinny. But OH SO CUTE!!!
Anyone want a puppy?

He's been so good. Has just been sitting right by my desk while I'm working. Was playing with the guys earlier. He's so friendly, quiet, and so cute!

I wish I could take him.

Anyone need a puppy? Anyone want to have a cute little man to love you and keep you company?
Anyone need a present for their kid?? Omigosh - he's just so cute!!
If only I didn't travel so much. If only I had a house. If only... But I don't. So someone please love him and take care of him!!
One day I'll have the cutest dog and one day I'll be able to take care of one. But right now... It's just not an option. I tried it, but it's just not for me. I am not home and would neglect it too much. Sad...
But please - if you would like a puppy, let me know!! He seems to be house-trained and apparently likes to play fetch.
Any takers??

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Apparently I need to do more kissing...

There are some GREAT benefits of kissing!
According to Laura Schaefer (click the link for the article) I know of a few more things I like ....

1. Two out of every three couples turn their heads to the right when they kiss.

2. A simple peck uses two muscles; a passionate kiss, on the other hand, uses all 34 muscles in your face. Now that’s a rigorous workout!

3. Like fingerprints or snowflakes, no two lip impressions are alike.

4. Kissing is good for what ails you. Research shows that the act of smooching improves our skin, helps circulation, prevents tooth decay, and can even relieve headaches.

5. The average person spends 336 hours of his or her life kissing.

6. Ever wonder how an “X” came to represent a kiss? Starting in the Middle Ages, people who could not read used an X as a signature. They would kiss this mark as a sign of sincerity. Eventually, the X came to represent the kiss itself.

7. Talk about a rush! Kissing releases the same neurotransmitters in our brains as parachuting, bungee jumping, and running.

8. The average woman kisses 29 men before she gets married.

9. Men who kiss their partners before leaving for work average higher incomes than those who don’t.

10. The longest kiss in movie history was between Jane Wyman and Regis Tommey in the 1941 film, You’re in the Army Now. It lasted 3 minutes and 5 seconds. So if you’ve beaten that record, it’s time to celebrate!

Maybe if I start kissing more - I can have better skin, better circulation and get the rush that I'm always looking for without spending so much money to bungee jump.

Yet again - bungee jumping DOES sound pretty thrilling.

And maybe one day I'll beat the longest kiss in movie history.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Be Aware of the Work Place

Apparently there are other factors that you work in the ghetto.
This weekend there was a shooting where the guy has since died. And they are still looking for the suspected shooter. Uh-Oh!
It happened in the vacinity of where I work. HA!!
Oh - and the other day I was coming back from lunch and there were cop cars all around. And then there were a bunch of cops scoping out the area - all carrying some nice guns - looking for someone. Apparently someone had hidden in a storage container down the road (not OURS, thank goodness!).
Interesting area.
But I don't need an escort to my car in broad daylight even if all the guys keep mentioning it would be a good idea.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Un-named Tragedy

I was at the beach on Saturday. It was a beautiful day. Gorgeous weather, the water was perfect, and the company was quite lovely.

A friend and I were walking back to the blanket from the water - we weren't really up for swimming and didn't join the rest of the group out in the waves - when we saw someone being carried onto shore.

He was not breathing - the lifeguards hurried over. And they attempted first aid. In my opinion - and I'm a professional by no means - they definitely seemed as though they weren't moving fast enough and could've been much more proficient in their work. They started pumping him and a whole lotta water started coming out.

I'm not sure what the final outcome was. No one knew the guy and no one was apparently with him. It is actually really sad.

How many people each year die without anyone knowing? Or die without having anyone to love them?

It really just got me thinking.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Swimsuit Season

Although I may have started late prepping for the swim-suit season, I have been preparing. And technically I started the swim-suit thing in April, but not everyone does.
So - I've been working out, every day, for the past month-ish.
I feel no improvement. I see no improvement.
I've been trying to eat healthier, with some progress.
But there is still no improvement, no change.
Then I came upon this article about Loving my Non-Bikini body, and believe you me, I do not have a bikini body. But that's just the thing. Who cares?
I actually even purchased a cute bikini - black with light pink and white polka dots - to give me motivation. I have pictures of a favorite actress (Jessica Alba) on my mirrors.
(As a side note: I read that she has the perfect 'wiggle' which is something I want to achieve. ". . . a woman with a 25in waist and 36in hips has just the right proportions to carry off a sexy swagger as she walks.")

But I have not lost weight, gained muscle, or any such thing. Last nite I returned the bikini (not sure I would've been confident enough to wear it even if I was size 0 with no body fat). And although I'm going to continue to work out - harder than ever - I've decided that even if I don't go down a few sizes, or I don't become perfectly toned, I'm at least giving my body exercise. And that's good, regardless of whether you can see the change.
I am who I am. I'm not going to limit myself completely from the things I enjoy in life just because I want to be like a gorgeous actress. Don't get me wrong, I'm still going to strive to be her body type, but I won't hate myself if I'm not like that. Especially because it's a lot of hard work.
As long as I'm healthy and I continue to have fun and live life - that's what really matters.
Size 0 or not - I'm going to the beach and I'm going to love every minute of it!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

I don't want no scrub

"A scrub is a guy that can't get no love from me
Hanging out the passenger side
Of his best friend's ride
Trying to holler at me
I don't want no scrub
But a scrub is checkin' me
But his game is kinda weak
And I know that he cannot approach me
Cuz I'm lookin' like class and he's lookin' like trash
Can't get wit' no deadbeat . . . "

When do they start? Oh - before 8 AM.

That's right - this morning on the way to work I had some guys hollerin' at me while they were walkin' down the sidewalk.


Come on now, boys.

Not only is it ridiculously too early to be doing that, but I obviously wasn't cute enough to start hollerin' at . . . (I don't do anything when I got to work so I usually look like a bum).

Even if I looked good - doing things like that doesn't really make me want to talk to you.
Now - if they were good-looking guys that were just appreciating my looks, maybe. But yelling at me while I drove by....ugh!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

What's for Dinner??

Not Duck.
My sister and brother-in-law bought 4 baby ducks.
They were so cute and fluffy!!
The whole reason behind investing in such a purchase was not for the eggs, but for the duck meat.
Now - most people don't cuddle and play with their food, nor do they name them.
But since they were such cute little ducklings - they were named, held, and played with. It was known from the moment they arrived that they would eventually be made into dinner.
In order to prep the duck for Dinner time - the 'lucky one' has to be set apart and not fed for at least 24 hours previous.
Dad (Sean) went and set Wally into his/her own little cage (and of course it got very lonely).
The next morning Uncle Ben started to sharpen the axe and prepare to eliminate the life of this apparently delectable main course.
While Uncle Ben was prepping, Taison and Daimon were talking and visiting with the death-row inmate.
As I'm sure you've guessed.... they have not yet tasted of duck at their household.
Taison graciously pardoned Wally and they've decided that until there are more babies, they just can't eat the ones they have.
As Grandpa stated (paraphrasing), "A farm can get awfully big if you don't eat some of your animals."

Monday, June 2, 2008

Amazing What a Phone Call Can Do

This past weekend has been a bit stressful. And has definitely been one of a lot of stuff going on.
Then today - yes, it's Monday so it's crazy at work. But it has definitely been more so than a usual Monday. Way too many problems that need fixed and no one is getting the things they are supposed to. I'm started to get annoyed a bit frustrated with everyone...

But then I got a phone call. Nothing special was talked about, but it was so great to hear from a friend.
A best friend.
An amazing friend.
It really turned my day from being terrible and frustrating, to wonderful and great. Really - it just changed my mood. No one has done anything still and there are still stupid people to deal with, but it made my day to talk to my friend. I just don't get to talk to this friend quite enough...
So - Thank You, Friend, for calling. It was very much appreciated and now I might be able to make it through the day without hurting someone.