Monday, December 31, 2007

New Year's Resolution

OK, let's get real here, these are fantasies, because I am pretty sure I will not stick to half (the frivolous half at least) of these.

So here goes...

The Good Ones:

1. Be a better citizen, do more charity work.

2. Be less wasteful.

3. Be a better sister, daughter and granddaughter, write my grandparents more, call M&D more.

The Frivolous Ones:

1. Get a raise.

2. Work on my writing, get articles published, get a book deal, become famous by turning down a shot at the Oprah Book Club (how I loath Oprah).

3. Keep my room clean for longer than a day, get more organized.

4. Watch less TV, read more.

Happy New Year everyone.

Be safe...

Have fun...

Don't mix your liquor.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

And Now...The End is Near

It's almost over people. New Year is just around the corner, Christmas is over (the orgy of avarice finally started at 11:30am). I am going to sleep in my own bed for the first time in nearly a week tonight.

But, of course, a wrench has to be thrown into the gears of happiness.

It is snowing.


So hard we are leaving the office early.

Wish me luck on the drive home, in 45 minutes.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Happy Christmas

Good morning and Merry Christmas happy readers. I hope you are all well. We have a white Christmas going on right now. It's snowing like crazy.

The orgy or avarice has yet to begin. Mom isn't feeling well and Youngest, being Youngest, has pushed back her coming over time to 10:30am. Which means breakfast first, then gifts.

Have a wonderful day of family, food and wonder.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

More Holiday Drama

As per usual, there is drama in the BettyLou Who house this holiday.

The LLS is currently in Arizona, she was supposed to fly in last night but her flight was cancelled. She's freaked, mom is freaked, dad is in a mood, the dogs seem fine.

She is booked on a flight coming in tomorrow. She is very upset about missing 2 days with us, but she will get here by Christmas, which is an improvement over last year, so yea!!

The annual holiday party is tonight. Last night I finally found THE GIFT to give to TG (Traveling Grant, his new name). I was going to give it to him tonight at the party. But he couldn't find any meds that would keep him from losing a lung. I am OK with it, but I care more about his health than a party, so I will see him tomorrow.

We thought Youngest had to work Christmas Eve, but she doesn't so we get to have a Christmas morning after all.

Merry Christmas to all and to ll a good day.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

To the Extreme

Kind of an extreme way to divert attention from your f*d up big sister, huh?

Well, that and destroy your life and career.

People shouldn't be allowed to have sex until they are adults, and I don't mean when they turn 18, I mean when a council of elders determines their fitness for potential parenthood.

Damn, people are dumb.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Crime and Time

When you kill two people while they sleep, you are going to get a harsh sentence.

Did he think if he said "I'm sorry" and made the big eyes he would get a spanking and be sent on his way?

Jail is supposed to be cruel... so you don't do it again dumbass.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Weekend in Review

Friday: Did nothing, nothing that I remember anyway. I think I bought and cooked chicken.

Saturday: Nutcracker with Gen and lunch before, all for my birthday. Wonderful time. The Sugar Plum Fairy got a little too much applause, but she was very talented. I liked the Arabian part the best.

Light display at the Botanical Gardens with the Teacher (who needs a new name, as he is a teacher no more, any suggestions?) and diner afterward. Very fun and beautiful.

Sunday: Got up, ate, did a little laundry, slept again. Woke up, showered, ate, Zoo Lights with Teacher, his sister, Matt and Gen. Diner afterward, lots of beautiful lights. Very fun, seems smaller than last year. Cat house still closed from fatal mauling this past summer.

All in all, very relaxing, very fun.

I have 3 days off next week and I am picking the LLS up at the airport at 1am on Saturday morning (you owe me woman!). Christmas is almost here, yea!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

All Better Now

So, it turns out I could afford to buy Christmas presents for my friends, family, in-laws (I have 2 new ones), nephew and the boyfriend. I was freaking out about nothing. I shipped the grandparent gifts today and will wrap the rest tonight while trying to add a bit of sexiness to the Teacher's very un-sexy gift.

I am going to see the Nutcracker on Saturday afternoon with Gen, I am also scheduled to go see some light displays with the Teacher and go to a party at Jo's house. I have a very full weekend life.

Also, the snow has been melting so the roads aren't so bad. To avoid traffic last night, some of the girls from the office and I went to a local bar to relax and wait it out. Very enjoyable.

All is right in my small part of the world.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Snow is Bad

Oh the weather outside is frightful Yeah, it really is, it's cold and wet and slippy slidey.
But the fire is so delightful No fire, I'm at work
And since we've no place to go Oh, I got a place to go and I am here, WORK!
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! No, please stop snowing, I have to drive home in this

It doesn't show signs of stopping That is certainly true, it's going to snow all day, possibly taper off this afternoon and then start again on Friday
And I've bought some corn for popping Leftovers from last night, still good though, popcorn tonight
The lights are turned way down low I am under the glow of florescence, very bright
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Seriously, please make it stop

When we finally kiss good night Well, I did get a good night kiss last nigh, but still...
How I'll hate going out in the storm! True, oh so true, but it's OK in the daylight, i can see the icy patches, not so much at night
But if you'll really hold me tight I have the cat to keep me warm tonight
All the way home I'll be warm This is true, I have a great heater in my car

The fire is slowly dying Again, no fire, WORK!
And, my dear, we're still goodbying I wish, they won't let me go early
But as long as you love me so I am loved, it's true, by several people
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Again, no, stop, please.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

An Open Apology to My Dear Readers

I want to say I am sorry for the last post. I was extremely frustrated and hormonal. I am a little better now. Also, sorry for the excessive use of the F-word.

Thursday, December 06, 2007


If you do not want to read the following bitch, stop now.

I have stress, lots of stress, mountains of stress, oceans of stress. I am shaking I am so stressed.

I work with 15 people in my office and another 75 or so out in our properties. AND THEY ALL WANT SOMETHING FROM ME!!

And they just don't care, I am a human dammit, I can only do so much before I snap. And I am not fucking cranky!!

I am doing all the menial things that may take 5 minutes out of their 2 hour lunch. These include printing and stapling legal documents which probably too k longer to email me and ask me to print than it did to do the task; Stuffing treat bags for the holiday party because everyone else is a lazy bastard and even though they said they would help, they didn't; creating folders, buying folders, labeling folders. DO IT YOURSELF!

The company holiday party is tomorrow, who has to do all the planning, negotiating, decorating, coordinating. ME! And they want daily RSVP updates, look at the website like I do. FUCK!

I am being pulled in so many different directions, I think I promised someone my first born the other day.

The last straw: someone wants a candy dish to be always stocked at my desk. Which means I have to chat with people, buy candy, make sure it's stocked. I don't want to chat, I don't want to buy candy, I buy enough shit for this office. I don't want to have to remember another useless task.

I have worked a 55 hour week this week. Will I get paid overtime. NO! I am salary. I asked to be switched back to hourly so I could be compensated for my time. The response: "Your position is one of a lot of expectations, and you know how high the company's expectations are. So we are going to keep you at salary and we will not pay you for the overtime you worked or for the Saturday you spent here decorating for OUR holiday party (I get credit for nothing)."

We are fucking cheap bastards who don't want to pay anyone more than we have to, no matter how much they do around here or how many more hours they work. Also, you aren't getting a raise because you suck
(I had my review this week).

Also, I haven't really done my shopping for the holidays, can't really afford them anyway.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

I am a Tree Killer

So, I met the parents, they are wonderful. The entire family is a hoot. I also met the auntie and several family friends.

Then, the next day, The Teacher, his papa and I drove into the mountains and chopped our own Christmas trees!

City people to not get to do this, most people to not get to do this. To trek through foot high snow, find the perfect tree, saw through it and drag it home (well, to the car).

It was magical.