November 30, 2007

Fishy, part 2

Josh lied.

I'm on the phone with our internet provider. They said he hasn't paid in two months and then he went three months prior to that without paying. That's why they shut off our service so soon.

He told me he was late a couple times, but he was only four days late on this month's payment. I don't even know what to say. I am currently paying the bill.

I sent him the email, "I paid the internet bill." (i.e., I know you lied.)

Fishy.

Josh told me our internet had been shut off because he was late on the payment by four days. I replied that four days seemed awfully soon to cut off service. He said he's been late once before. Odd...

I know that our HOA fees (which he pays) are regularly paid late, because the bill shows up in my name.

Sometimes having separate finances is a pain in the ass.

November 27, 2007

Another JC Hat

This time for Molly...


November 19, 2007

Fabulous.

Kayden went to his cousin's b-day party on Saturday. When I picked him up, I asked him how it was.

He replied, "Such a great night...just fabulous."

I cracked up. When he asked what was so funny, I replied that he was definitely my kid.

Perms and Husbands

- I got a perm. I have to say that perms get such bad raps, but I just love them. This morning, I woke up at 6:55 and was out of the house by 7:10. And that included saying my goodbyes and looking around for something to wear. I pretty much pulled my curly hair out of its scrunchy (that I wear to bed) and put it in a clip. No combing, flat-ironing, nothin'. I lurve it.

- Also, when I got the perm, they used a rinse thing to get all previous chemicals out so I'm back to my natural color. I was getting bored with the dark hair anyways.

- While at the mall, I found a winter coat. I'm afraid it makes me look like a big tootsie roll, but it's SO soft and warm. I just love it.

- Josh was annoying again. I saw him for maybe 2 hours on Saturday, due to errands we were each running. And on Sunday, he went to the office for 8 hours. I only saw him at night and not really even then, since we were doing our own thing. At one point, I was working on sanding Kayden's desk (his idea) and asked if he wanted to help me. He said, "Not really," and walked away.

November 16, 2007

Boobage.

I just purchased this graphic novel off of Etsy. It cracks me up. It's about the trials and tribulations of growing up without boobs.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=7910128

November 15, 2007

Football Fever

With the new season, demand for NFL (and college football) book thongs have increased. Here are just a couple:


This will be interesting.

A chick from Craigslist just came by to pay me and pick up some items I'm selling. Once she got here, she was very apologetic and said she only had enough cash for one train. The other four would cost an additional $10. I gave her my address and told her she can mail me a check for the other $10 and sent her packing with all of the trains.

It'll be interesting to see if she actually pays me.

Notes from the Future: Ahem. The lady just stopped in my office again. She said she had found an ATM finally and gave me the rest of the money. There is good left in the world apparently.

Movies...pfft.

A building or house is on fire. The firefighters are rushing around to put it out. Inevitably, there is a woman standing on the streets, crying hysterically. The firefighters say the building is going to collapse and they can't send anyone in right then. The woman screams, "But my child/baby is in there!!" and continues crying.

What is wrong with this picture? Why the hell would she have left the house without getting her child or baby out first? Or was she gone when the fire started and the child was home alone?

November 2, 2007

Work Woes.

I'm very efficient and hard-working...but there just isn't much work for me. I get it all done quickly and have hours of free-time. Because of this, I try to space out my day so I'm not just sitting around all afternoon. In my free time, I do my homework (which I was told by my boss that it was okay). Well, apparently "people" have complained that they feel they can't give me work to do because I'm "too busy doing my homework". I've made sure to not give off this impression. Whenever someone does ask if I'm busy, I say "absolutely not" and help them right away.

Because of all this, though, I'm in trouble. I don't open the mail quickly enough. I'm found doing my homework when a paper tray is empty. And according to my supervisor, she has personally witnessed visitors having to ring the front desk bell right in front of me to get my attention. That is total crap and I told her as much (but tactfully). But she insists that she's personally witnessed it on several occasions. How am I supposed to argue?

Basically, I'm getting really frustrated that none of my MANY contributions to this place get recognized. Instead I get in trouble for stupid little stuff. All of my work gets done quickly and on time. But none of that matters to these people. I'm at a loss.

So, I'm really starting to think I need to get out of here. The problem is, I don't want to go just anywhere to get away. I want to go somewhere that I can grow within the company, somewhere that interests me. Ideally, this would be a place where I could ultimately use my degree (publishing, editing, writing, etc.). However, I'm having difficulties tracking down such a job. And when I have seen openings, it would mean taking a $10K paycut. I just can't afford it. I could get a part-time job...I've done it before. But even so, I don't know if I could take that much of a paycut. Josh makes jack-shit at his job and has proven time and again that he has no plans to leave it, even if it would help me out a lot.

So because of all this, I'm feeling really frustrated, hopeless, and downright bummed out.

November 1, 2007

Elevatorage

Now, before I begin, please know that I am one of the least confrontational people ever.

After work, I walked to the parking garage. I had my headphones on and dashed into an elevator. There was already a couple in the elevator, maybe in their 40s. As I walked in, I said, "Two, please." The woman said they were going down. I didn't understand at first (it usually takes me a moment to process information), so I said "Excuse me?" She got about two inches from my face and, in kind of a mocking way, yelled, "We're going down!" Keep in mind that even though I had my headphones in right then, there wasn't a song playing.

I was pretty shocked so I walked out of the elevator. As I did, I muttered under my breath, "Fucking hell!" What can I say? I was surprised and taken aback. I pushed the button to go up, just as the guy in the elevator said, "What did you just say?" I looked at him and said loudly, "I said 'fucking hell!' The dude stopped the doors from closing and then HE got in my face. He said something like, "You were the one with your stupid headphones on...you don't need to be so rude..." I replied that she didn't need to be rude in the first place, then I hopped onto my elevator.

It was a really strange encounter, to say the least. Probably amusing to the people around us.