Dear work, please hire some interesting and fun coworkers for me to work with. i really want a "The Office" atmosphere. Although my boss does at times remind me of Michael, i dont have a Pam, Jim, Dwight, etc. & Id really love one of each! Dear boyfriend, your phone was stolen two days ago, so i have hardly talked to you the past 2 days, and its KILLING me. You finally got a new one today, and im sooooo excited im gonna cry. Just like i was going to earlier today when i missed you. I love that we talk every single day, all day. Like from when we wake up and go to bed. Text ofcourse. Dear new car, please hurrrrry and get finished! I know the guy fixing you said you should be painted all new and shiny and ready to go beginning of next week, but because of how last time went, i dont believe him. And im readyyyyyy! Dear healthy lifestyle, i really should be starting you again soon! As soon as my car is back! Its going to be ridiculously hard with all the baked goods going on at my house now that its fall, but im determined to try my hardest to resist...not all..but some of you. Dear fall, speaking of you, id really appreciate some appropriate weather! WTF!!!!!!! 88 degrees is not okay. You teased us a week ago with 60 degree weather, and that was cruel. Im over summer, the heat, the clothes, the sun. I want rain! waaaaaah! (insert hissy fit here.) Dear bank account, at the end of this month, you are going to be pretty much empty. After i buy my car, pay registration ,insurance, car etc, Thanksgiving airline/hotel tickets, gym, phone, and other etc bills, so id appreciate if there was some kind of undetected computer glitch and youd be thousandssssss richer!
I haven't done a link up in quite a while so i thought i'd do two today!
Lets start with what im LOVING today!!
I am LOVING my boyfriend. He is truly my rock. My best friend. Every single day i love him more and more, and appreciate him more and more. He is the sweetest, most caring, patient, and loyal man i've ever met. & i feel soooo blessed that God gave me a truly GOOD man.
I am LOVING that its fall! Fall is my absolute favorite season of the year. & im so excited that its starting to get breezier and cooler here in my little part of the golden state! And i hope it stays! The weather man isnt giving me much hope...
& I am LOVING all that comes with fall! The weather, THE HOLIDAYS, the delicious food, baked goods, cute cute cute clothing! I love layering, so fall is deff my time of year! Is it crazy that ive already decided to start shopping for Christmas?! woopie!
I am LOVING that i finally got my insurance check from my old new first car that i never even got a chance to drive before it was totaled at the car shop. Now i can go get a new one! Sanity, please hang in there!
I am NOT loving that i just heard this morning that the guy who totaled my car passed away last night in his sleep :( He was in his early thirties...and they dont have a cause yet. He just went to sleep and never woke up :( I didnt know the guy at all, but it seriously breaks my heart :'( RIP stranger.
I am LOVING that God has given me 23 years on this earth, that im healthy, & that im alive <3
Like seriously, a car gets totaled at a car shop....IRONIC MUCH?!
Ya....we're talking about MY car.
That same car that i mentioned a few posts ago...the BRAND NEW ONE!
You guys, you have no idea how much i cried yesterday when i found out. Like i seriously bawled my eyes out from noon to past midnight, im not even ashamed to say i totally cried at work too....
A little over a month ago, i got a new car, after being car-less for over a year!
I worked my little arse off for over a year saving up for it!
It was my perfect little car!
Everything i was looking for.
Small, reliable, gas efficient, and cute!
I got it for an UNBELIEVABLE deal. I mean truly, it was a miracle! A real blessing!
It had some extremely minor work that needed to be done so i took it to a car shop as soon as i bought it...
Nevermind that they LAGGED on getting it done, it was finally finished..there was some paperwork that needed to get taken care of, and i could finally go get it in just a few days and it'd be home!! Like seriously, i haven't even driven it once...
And yesterday i find out that it got totaled! just days away from my picking it up! all perfect and finished with not a thing wrong with it! TOTALED!
Here's the story i got:
Some random guy ran into it in the parking lot in the middle of the night, totaling it.
1. What the ffffffff is my car doing in the PARKING LOT?! Im paying for it to be safe and taken care of! To sit behind the gates, in back, or in the shop. Not out int he front parking lot for any random hoodlum to vandalize it, jack it, take it apart, scratch it, smash it. etc.
2. Ive seen the parking lot. Its not even big enough to drive through, just to park. Its about the size of 4 parking spaces. How does someone drive through that teeny parking lot FAST ENOUGH to total a car?!
3. Middle of the night?! Really? The car shop is out in the middle of nowhere, like seriously, middle. of. nowhere. It doesnt make sense that some random guy would be there in the middle of the night.
ya....doesnt make any sense to me either.
It doesnt help that my family is soooo not understanding about this whole situation.
Insurance will cover it.
But you see, i wont be able to get a DEAL like i did for such a GREAT car again. I dont give a shit if insurance covers it and i get a check in the mail. I WANT MY CAR!!! AHHH! i want my car, that i had. that same one. that same deal.
and there's no way ill get it :(
Now ill have to get a car less reliable, more miles, crappier car for that same amount i got an awesome one for... :(
Im not exactly newwwww to the blogging, i sure as heck read enough blogs to occupy my entire work shifts ha!
I wish i were kidding...
Not new over here, but im definitely not seasoned enough to be able to get a firm grip on it.
Ill be honest, i dont know what im doing.
Im just winging it right now..
This stuff aint easy ya'll!
If you couldnt tell,
My first issue is with finding the time to actually get on and write my own content, not reading others.
And lets be real here, im not busy.
Just between Netflix, my nephew im glued to, siblings to harass for enjoyment, and Hell's Kitchen, i cant be bothered to actually do anything productive...
My second issue is finding something even remotely interesting to you guys to post about...i have a lot i can write about, but most of it will probably be random junk with a sarcastic edge. Because im sarcastic. And some people just DONT GET sarcasm. They dont get it, and they dont have a radar for it.
No sarcasm radar = easily offended.
Third, not enough visuals on this ole blog.
Pictures are HUGE in blogging. People need pictures. IIIIII need pictures. Or im bored and prob outta there before i get to the cute sign off signature.
And i hate taking pictures! So i never have any. so blank blog.
Forth, wtf how do these snazzy bloggers master their snazzy blog designs?! I WANT A CLEAN CRISP BUT COOL BLOG DESIGN TOO! But im not breaking bank to get one. And the most ive mastered with any sort of photo shopping or design is Picnik.com. and that couldnt even handle my skill-less-ness and had to close down.
But what i have learned from all my blog stalking is that the most successful seem to be the ones that are random, that are true to themselves and their personality, that put down the remote and make time to update, and the ones who invest in at least a semi decent aka not my blackberry phone to take some sort of pictures to put on their blogs.
So i will try to post more. I will be me. It will be random. And it will be sarcastic. And until i get a shiny new phone, it will prob be grainy blackberry picture or pinterest stolen picture filled! :D
So tell me, have any of you ever felt like blogging WASNT a piece of cake?
My gawd, why did i decide to write a catch up with you all at 2am in the morning?
Its been a long time, i believe my last blog post was in March! That is a long freakin time!
I dont really have a good reason as to why ive been missing on the blog for so long besides the fact that life just got in the way!
Summers are that way though, arent they?
It seems like so... Even though i have not been blogging myself, i have still kept up with reading your blogs, and i feel like ive been hearing that alot through out the blog land lately, that there is just way too much going on during the summer making it hard to keep up with blogging!
I have been reading everyones blogs, but i apologize for not commenting. You see i do all my blog reading at work, and my bosses decided to stick me with a crapola of computer a couple months ago..one that takes foreverrrr to load anything, and freezes with just about every click! Making commenting a very very frustrating extra task. <----crap excuse, i know.
In the past few months not much has changed but it has...ill just give you a bullet list of whats been going on! its easier that way :)
- I havent found a new job yet, not one thats worth leaving my stable one at least...(if you live in the Sacramento area, hook a sista up!)
- My first little nephew, Levi Matthew was born on May 16th, 2012, and he is now my favorite thing in this entire world! I swear to God it feels like im the one who gave birth to that child, i love him to much!
- Ive been doing a bit of traveling here and there, something about summer just makes you want to leave home and explore someplace new! Due to new car penny pinching i decided to skip a big beach vacation this year, and do a few smaller trips to places closer to home, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Etc....you catch my drift..
- Speaking of new cars, i FINALLY GOT ONE! Its taken me forever, because of a lot of random bumps in the road, but i finally traded in my gas guzzler of an SUV for a reliable, gas efficient, compact Toyota Corolla! I should be getting it any day now, just having some minor details looked at...
-Ive also welcomed my newest baby cousin into this world! She is the most precious little girl ever! Tell me you dont agree!
- This summer i also decided to change my entire health lifestyle! I just got fed up being self conscious with my body. I took control over my body, eating, and exercising, and lost 12lbs in a month in a half, and have kept it off easy peasy! Ill blog some more about this later! :)
- Summer means anything Country to me! I listen to Country Music year round, lord knows i cant get enough of it! But theres nothing better than Country Concerts, the warm (blazing/frying) sun, and a cute summer dress!
- And the best thing thats happened to me this summer next to my presh nephew is that The Boyfriend has decided to make a move from Sin City to my city for us...but ill blog more about that later!
I hope you all are having a fantastic summer, i miss having email conversations with you guys, and just communicating with you all!
I hope to be back full time soon!
In the meantime, enjoy the last bits of summer :)
Although i have to admit, i am pretty pumped about fall approaching! ANYONE ELSE?!
Ill leave you with a this little gem of a picture!
I just had the urge to write handsome ladies, just to see how you'd react.
Because you know, back in ze day, they used to use that phrase for men AND women?!
If someone called me that today, id smack them with my purse. And it'd hurt you know, because ive perfected the swing of my purse to face.
I kid. sorta.
Anyways, wanna hear a tale from tonight?
I just tried to make hot chocolate with water. I added the cocoa powder, tasted, and about died. gross. add another spoon of cocoa. taste, and gamble my life again, add another spoon of cocoa, and wtheck another half, because at this point im annoyed that it didnt transform to wonderful hot choc the minute i put the first spoon in, taste, wtheck is wrong with this, scan the kitchen counters, oooo whats this? adding a spoon of sweet condensed milk, taste, not good enough, a pump of caramel goes in, taste buds still mad at me, another spoon of condensed milk and 2 more pumps of caramel, taste, and now my taste buds are hyper and im pretty sure im now diabetic. What is wrong with me? What sane person would allow all that sugar to enter their body even if it was only a tea spoon, let alone i drank half the cup..
And if your wondering why the font is so funky and small, its because i posted this little story on Facebook and then copy and pasted it. Because i AM that lazy. Now my font is all screwed up. great.
Bare with me while i work through this.
This looks about right, right?
Wait, lets check this real quick, no, too Tiny.
I give up.
Anyways, if your wondering what happened since my last post about that job interview, i didn't get it :(
I really really wanted it! But they told me they ended up going with another candidate, which is off, because the position says its still open on their website, and you can still apply for it.
They better have went with someone else. That way i know it wasn't me.
Oh gawddd, maybe i left some red lipstick on the glass of water i demanded during the interview? that'd be embarrassing. You think that was it?
Hey, maybe if i applied again and didn't wear red lipstick to the second interview they wouldn't notice they already interviewed with me?
I'm nuts...I really am.
Not because of thinking this, but because i'm actually really considering it.
Listen, i want that job!! Its a great starting pay, especially for that position!! Not to mention the quarterly bonuses that range between 4 and 10% of your salary! Omg!!! yes, please.
But alas, they didn't want me. Although to be honest, i think it had more to do with them then me. They were such slackers through out the whole process before and after, that i can honestly see them not hiring anyone just because they didn't feel like doing it. Which my mom reminded me that isn't someone i wanna work for, because before i know it, ill be doing their jobs for them while receiving a smaller salary. Which is pretty much the situation i'm in now.
I mean, for peets sake, i have to constantly remind my boss to get back in her office and finish this and that and so. While i'm busy helping her with her budget reports, which i technically have no business seeing...
It honestly reminds me of The office with Pam and Michael. No joke.
And i hope you ladies don't take me for some kind of lazy dead beat worker with no work ethic and prob doesn't do jack, because of the griping i do here online about my job. Because this is a place to vent for me, which doesn't mean there isn't any good at my work and business. I love my job, i really do. Sometimes you just need to let off steam. And what better place then here, correct? Much better than there :p
I am actually a hard worker. I'm one of those people who thrives off stress, responsibility, and hard work. I ENJOY it. Its therapeutic to me. And after 3 years, my job just doesn't offer me that anymore. I'm a loyal employee, when i get a job, i stick with it, i'm not a job hopper, i assure you, but i know what i'm capable of, and i believe in myself. I know i can do something that challenges me more, and actually enjoy it, and i'm ready to do that! I'm ready to spread my wittle wings and flyyy!
(cue r. kelly @ i believe i can fly)
I have dreams to be a boss, to make decisions, to put this tough head of mine to work, and do great things with it. To really really use my brain. And all that these wonderful 23 years have acquired. Not just go through the motions, like i feel i'm doing at my current job.
So all ive been doing the past 2 months and a little more is applying to tons of jobs, daily.
But where i live, there really isn't a grand amount of job opportunities, and all that i apply for on CareerBuilder i usually don't hear back from, and Craigslist, is usually a scam, because the next day i wake up to like 40 more messages containing "GO BIGGER" in the subject line. Ughhhh. Comeonnnn, they really aught to start filtering job posts on Craigslist, like make people provide the company name for verification, and it can be anonymous to the reader, just do it!!
Or Craigslist, if your reading, i can do it for you, for a decent salary :p
See? I never stop looking for a job :) haha.
If any of you ladies live in Sacramento, and know of any job opportunities, LET ME KNOW!
So yes, ladies this is for the most part what i have been up to lately..
that and playing Mah Jong.
I'm also busy planning my sister in laws baby shower, for end of this month!
is due beginning of May, so we're getting it out of the way sorta earlier, to make her last few weeks as relaxed as possible :)
I hope your having a great weekend! Mine was supposed to be productive, but is turning out not to be..
So let me jump right in to my post today!
Thsi last Monday i was contacted by a company about a resume i had submitted to them back in October when i was a mad women hunting for another job! I think i sent out my resume to about 30 companies a day! With no luck. I wanted a new job so bad i even applied to jobs i was under qualified for. Cuz you never know, and it doesnt hurt to try, right?
So when i get this call from this area code i dont recognize i let it go straight to voice mail, and Google the area code. Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
I listen to the voice mail and return there call.
The HR girl says she wants to do a phone interview with me and we jump right in.
& at this point, i still dont even know what im interviewing for haha. I dont remember applying to it, the salary hours or position it was for.
She gives me a few details and after the phone interview (which went surprisingly great!), i Google the company and look into details of the position on their website and quickly realize that this was one of those positions i was way under qualified for. So im thinking, they saw my resume, why the heck are they interested in me? I cant believe they even contacted me! BUT ILL TAKE IT! hahha no complaining hereee :D
The HR girl tells me that she will pass along our phone interview and resume to the regional hiring manager in my area and i will be hearing back from them in a week IF they are interested in me. NEXT morning i get a call from the hiring manager and they are interested in an in person interview with me, so we scheduled it for this upcoming Thursday, the 2nd.
So today was supposed to be my day to quickly teach myself how to use Outlook, PowerPoint, and brush myself up on Excel. I already use Excel at my current job but i wanted to teach myself a few more things.
But that isnt working out too well haha.
Anyways, PLEASE SAY A PRAYER for me on Thursday so i land the job!
It will be a HUGE step up for me! Actually a few steps up for me! Its gonna take me to a whole new level!
Its a salaried job, which ive never had! Ive only had hourly jobs, which i like cuz your getting paid for what you work, but for the salary theyr offering, im willing to work hard and overtime if need be!!! Ive never came close to making that amount, and itd seriously change the way id be able to live! Im soo excited!
It will be a challenge, and take hard work, but im ready for it! and im ready to go out and work hard and move up the ladder!
This job would allow me to buy a new car, move out, shop if i want to, etc! & if you knew what kind of tight budget ive been living on the past few months trying to save for a new car, youd know how much this means to me! To be able to actually buy something i want, not need haha.
The job would also include traveling about once a month, which im actually really excited about! Im excited about having that real job, corporate job. & i know i might regret saying this after about a 2 months of travel, but for now, im for it!
So this week im planning on working hard on teaching myself these programs, and finding a perfect interview outfit! Im thinking i will use some interview outfit staples, but keep it still youthful, maybe some black long pants with a flowy button up top belted with a blazer or something along those lines.. Im gonna leave with you a few inspirations, and please keep me in your mind on Thursday! Thanks girls :)
I just get so caught up with things i need to get done and am trying to achieve, i forget to blog regularly.
I've been hunting for a NEW JOB like a mad woman the past few months with no real luck. Things pop up here and there but nothing thats worth leaving the job i have now. I get paid pretty well for what my job actually is and its a VERY stable job, so im looking for something that i know is going to be secure.
But im excited about a new website i just found that is great for random odd jobs here and there just to make some side money while i continue my job search.
Ive also been busy saving every penny i get for a new car and am in the market to purchase on THIS MONTH!!! yay!
Cross your fingers i dont blow all the money by the 31st. I seem to be very good at that...
Here is a small collection of phone pics of my random happenings!
Late movies, Pinterest, & Dino Nuggets with best friend. Who else s Friday nights look like this lately? haha
Best friend also has THEE cutest Christmas Tree! haha. Hobby Lobby people.
MY Christmas Tree! Miss it already :( Honestly, it came and went SO FAST that it feels like it never did... boohoo :(
What i found under my tree this year ;) IN LOVE!!!! Thank you sissy <3
What i gave to family & friends!! They were a HUGE hit!! Fun little gift to share during the holidays and cheappp to make!
Best CHRISTMAS PRESENT SURPRISE EVER!! My brother and SIL are expecting a little boy! Baby Levi is going to be VERY spoiled & his momma is already setting limits for me and my credit card. haha. Im excited to finally be a real auntie!
& i hope he looks like this little munchkin!
cuz hes THEE cutest! Look at those chunky little teeth! hahaha! & thats chocolate he was eating...<3 him with all my heart!
I took him to go see Christmas lights & that earned me brownie points with him! He was just awe struck with it all!
(birds on stilts)
I went to the zoo with family and friends on my birthday! Yes, it was my choice, and no i didnt turn 9, but 23! haha. I love the zoo!
OOTN from a birthday dinner & drinks night with my cousin <# shes theee best!
I made my own coasters & they turned out amazing!! Seriously, a ridiculously cheap project!
& because ive been eating complete crap to my body but not my taste buds liek this, i am TRYING SO HARD to get back into the gym! Id like to go on a summer vacation this year and not hide behind a towel. Ive put on more weight than im even close to being ok with!! :(
Ive been sportin' red lips weekly this past month! I think it adds such a nice pop of color during such a colorless season! Its fun & classy and works well with pale skin ;)
Anyways ladies, im not even gonna bother promising a bunch of posts coming up cuz i know your just gonna roll your eyes, go ahead, do it, i know i would! I suck. zee end.