Starting My Halloween Projects

Tracy: Orange and black decorations? Is this Halloween, or Princeton Parents’ weekend? I don’t know whether to be scared or proud of my cousin…
Kenneth: It’s Halloween, sir.
Tracy: Proud it is. –30 Rock

I’ve been working on a few Halloween projects. This weekend Hippy Chick and Walking Buddy are coming over to have a craft night. I’m hoping to start silhouettes for the windows.

Here’s a really simple project that I did the other day. I had an old picture frame that I drew a simple Halloween scene on.

I’m hoping to add a new frame someday that will have baby’s first Halloween in it. Wouldn’t that look cute next to this one? I’m pretty happy with how this turned out.

Have you started your Halloween decorations?

Historic Jacksonville and Quality Family Time

If I have learned anything from my Sims family: When a child doesn’t see his father enough he starts to jump up and down, then his mood level will drop until he pees himself. -Liz, 30 Rock

It was so hard to come home from vacation. I felt like I needed another week to visit with my family. Some of my aunts and uncles I saw a year ago, and some I hadn’t seen in almost two. As always, Match fit right in, and it was as if he’d been one of us all along.

Our cottage was amazing. It was exactly like the picture, and the patio was beautiful.

We wished we had one day just the two of us to actually enjoy relaxing out there. Continue reading Historic Jacksonville and Quality Family Time

Rewind Weekend-December 5, 1999

Jack: That’s a sharp tie you’ve got there, Dennis.
Dennis: That douchebag up front made me wear it.
Jack: Does he know you’re the Beeper King?
Dennis: I don’t think so.
Liz: This is clearly the nicest restaurant we’ve ever been to.
Dennis: Hold on a second, this place ain’t that nice, alright. It’s got rats and roaches like every other restaurant.
Liz: No rat talk tonight, okay.
Dennis: [to Jack] You know there are 17 million rats per person in Manhattan. You eat a pound of rat crap every year without even knowing it, huh?
Jack: I think I read about that in The New Yorker. [pause] Um, anyway, we’ll leave you two to your meal. I hope you enjoy the choices that you’ve made. –30 Rock

Here’s another installment from my early journal entries. Again my commentary is in pink. This one is kind of exciting. This is about when I started dating Metal Head. He was quite the tool, but I thought he was like, so dreamy. Previously I was dating a guy from out of town, but only for a few months. The way I wrote it, you’d think we’d been together for years. 😉 Continue reading Rewind Weekend-December 5, 1999

Blogger Award

Tracy: I need to protect my reputation. You take away my street cred, and I am Wayne Brady.
Liz: Nuh-uh. Wayne Brady has three Emmys. You have a People’s Choice Award that you stole from Wayne Brady. –30 Rock

6a0115712de9df970b012875871bea970cI’ve been given this lovely award by The Guy’s Perspective. My only male readers (that I know of!) these guys have a great take on relationships. If you haven’t read their blog, what are you waiting for?

So this is one of those awards where I need to pay it forward, to fifteen of my blogger friends. Here they are in alphabetical order (because I’m a Virgo, and I organize!)

Adventures of Starting Over

Adventures of the Hardt

Clever Girl Goes Blog

Dry As Toast

I Heart My Shoes

Kissing Frogs

Life and Times of Brittany E.

Life With Ghost Eyed Dogs

Love and Debauchery

No, You Can’t Buy Me a Drink: The Life of Josie M.

Spontaneous Clapping

The Girl That Dreams

The Pink Jellybaby

Things I Said and Meant to Say

Welcome to the Jungle

Fighting the Work Boredom

Liz: [about Kenneth] Well, it was nice of you to let him keep his job.
Jack: The Italians have a saying, Lemon. “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” And although they’ve never won a war or mass-produced a decent car, in this area they are correct. In five years we’ll all either be working for him… [Kenneth happily bikes away] or be dead by his hand.            –30 Rock

Things at work have been so SLOOOOOWWW. I have literally spent my entire week playing Scrabble on Facebook, and sadly, not much more. I can’t help but worry that I might lose my job, and be among the thousands of other techs out there, doing IT job searches and coming up with nothing.

My boss told me that Help Desk is always necessary, so I feel pretty secure in that. The downside is there is little chance that I will get promoted to a field technician anytime soon, at least not until the economy starts improving.

In the meantime, I’m trying to stay busy. I have been studying a little bit for my A+ certification. I’ve blogged more 😉 I guess some people wouldn’t complain about having nothing to do at work. But all I can do is sit here and think, I could be working at my side business, doing cleaning jobs during the day instead of night. Or, I could be working out at the gym, instead of sitting at this desk eating because I’m bored. Don’t get me wrong, I love my job. I love the fact that I have so much free time to spend online. But usually I get at least a few calls during the day to make me feel like I’ve done something useful.

So all I’m saying is a little bit of busy work wouldn’t be half bad. Being busy makes the day go faster, and right now I’m watching the clock go backwards. Anyone else experience these bouts of boredom at work? Feel free to share your stories with me.