Archive for the ‘career’ category

Am I the only one

January 14, 2009

who doesn’t like American Idol? I just don’t get it. I actually kind of loathe it being on. Of course the hub wants to watch (I swear, sometimes he is more girly than me….), but I might take a long bath whie its on. I deserve one. These past two weeks have been ridiculously stressful.

First, I got a parking ticket. No, scratch that. The valet that I left me car with two months ago got a ticket and failed to give it to me. So I got a lovely letter in the mail demanding that I pay up. Nice. Its not a cheap fine either.

Then, we had a radiator malfunction. I still have no idea what happened, but basically the thing exploded and started spewing nasty water all over the study. Did I mention the water was nasty? Because it was black and sooty and smelled awful. And of course we didn’t know any of this was going on, so it continued to spray nasty water all over the place for the better part of an hour. Awesome. We’re getting it fixed, and that also isn’t cheap (lets say its ab0ut seven times the cost of the ticket). Anyway, while the radiator was gone, we decided to take the opportunity and paint. So its all pretty now, even though it still smells kind of bad. We’re keeping out fingers crossed that there isn’t any water damage…. its kind of hard to tell. Anyone want a house? I’ll trade you for an iphone…. (I’d probabaly be getting the better end of that deal).

And on top of al that, we’re back to working full days. And I have a new, very demanding client. Which is fun (I know, I’m sick), but gosh is it exhausting! I get to work and basically don’t stop working until I leave. And the week stretches out before me and seems like it will never end. I’m pretty sure I’ll be bringing a ton of work home this weekend.

I guess all of this to say I’m exhausted. Totally drained. I’ve meant to update, but I just can’t bring myself to. If you need proof, I feel asleep last night during 24. I don’t know how I let my eyes shift away from Jack Bauer for even a second, let alone close for the entire second half of the episode!! (Thank goodness for dvr!)

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I Hereby Resolve…

December 31, 2008

I’ve never really been one for New Year’s resolutions. I usually just make something up at the last minute, and then either give up because its impossible or give up because I just don’t care that much.

This year though, there are actually things that I want to change about myself. In general I’m happy with the way my life is going, but I often feel like I’m just coasting and not really living.

Mainly, I want to just do more. Live more. I spend a lot of time doing a whole lot of nothing. That needs to change.

Sometime soon, I’m going to come up with an actual list of things to this end that I would like to accomplish. Something that I can cross off and see that I’m progressing. But generally, I want to:

– Stop saying no to things.  I never do anything, never hang out with people. And then I feel bad for having no friends. So this year when someone asks me to something, I’m going to say yes unless I have a legitimate reason not to.

– Be healthier. Exercise more. No more going straight from my desk to the couch to the bed. Start cooking more often again. And cut back on processed foods. And update my food blog again. Also I should probably see a doctor since I haven’t been in about 8 years. Maybe a doctor can help with my anxiety and make #1 a little easier too.

–  Turn off the TV and read instead. Only watch shows that I actually care about. Sign up for the LSAT and buy a practice book.

– Take more time for myself. Get up 10 minutes earlier and enjoy my coffee. Do one thing a day just for me. Sign up for and attend a class of some sort: cooking, academic, dance, whatever.

Here’s to a happy 2009!

Do you ever feel like

November 17, 2008

Do you ever feel like just packing everything up, going to a random new place, and starting your life over? I do. Kind of hard to do when you have a husband and a dog though.  *sigh*

(And yes, I realize I just got back from a 2 month trip, but its not exactly the same when you’re working 12+ hours a day and know you’ll be back home soon.)

{photo from spooky momma}

I love dresses

November 9, 2008

First off, I’m back and should be updating much more regularly now. Yay!

Now that I’m back to a semi-normal life, I’m really looking forward to dressign up again. I’m loving dresses right now. You know what I don’t love? The fact that its like 40 degrees out yet for some reason none of the dresses in the stores have any sort of sleeves. Also, my job’s dress code that says I have to have some sort of sleeve. And my body, because the “universally flattering” wrap dress is NOT flattering on me.  Plus, they make me feel like I’m wearing a bathrobe.

So, I set out to fine some cute, affordable dresses that aren’t a wrap style and that cover the shoulder. Not an easy task! But I did find a few that I can see myself living in this winter (andd beyond).

First up, this beauty from DAY Birger et Mikkelsen:

Marked down from over $500 to $252! This would be super cute with dark tights, on its own or under a chunky knit cardi. It will also be cute by itself in the warmer wather. I love the print on it.

Next up, this gorgeous white number from Le Train Bleu.

So sweet and floaty, and again could be great as a layering piece or on its own. And look- sleeves! Unfortunately only itty bitty sizes are left. So if you can wear a 0 or 2 please buy this so I can live vicariously through you. K?

LTB does it again with this dress that would be perfect for work.

Love.

Last but not least, there’s this one from Gap. Priced perfectly at $38, what more can you ask for? This has a sort of casual cool vibe to it, but is still totally office appropriate.

Thats all I got for now. Football is starting. Go Bills!

I’m still alive

October 5, 2008

If anyone’s been missing me, I’m still alive… just been working my ass off on a campaign. A few quick observations before I crash for the night…

-Sometimes I really hate being a woman in politics. I went to a fundraiser the other night, and the lobbyists were all being so freaking obnoxious to me. They weren’t trying to be dicks, but when you get a few drinks into middle aged men and then a young, somewhat attractive (if I do say so myself) woman walks into the room, they tend to get a little…inappropriate. Its sexual harassment, and unfortunately in this line of work I feel like I sometimes do have to take it,

-I am more of a hopeless romantic than I thought I was, or than I’d like to admit. Its been 2 weeks and I miss the hubby like whoa. Like, to the point of almost wanting to up and quit just so I can go home. I’ve done this whole campaign thing before, and I don’t remember it beign this bad. He’s coming to visit next weekend though, so hopefully that helps. If I can survive the next week.

-The city that I’m in is weird. The bar I went to the other day had no kitchen…they served cold sandwiches though. Everywhere seems obsessed with sandwiches. Especially egg salad and tuna…even nicer places have egg salad on the menu. So weird. I feel like I’m in a time warp to the 50s. Soup choices are also weird…it was cold out today and I wanted nothing more than a bowl of potato soup. Of course, all I could find was beef or turkey. We apparently don’t do vegetarians soups here. I did have an awesome pulled pork sandwich the other day, but that’s really not the kind of thing I normally eat. I would kill for soem nice fall squash.

-If McCain ends up winning this election and actually takes Palin to DC with him, I have to rethink my life plans. I refuse to live in the same city as that woman, and I was plannign on moving back in the nest 5 or so years. Nuh uh, not happening. Maybe I’ll brush up on my French and move ot Quebec. I love Quebec.

PUMA

August 28, 2008

For such an ugly suit, it actually photographed nicely.

I’m honestly really mad that my delegates didn’t get to vote. Acclamation, my ass. WTF is that all about? Regardless of the outcome, i would really have liked for my vote to count.

I love her, and you know what? Maybe I did it more for her than for what she believes in. I’m bitter.

And I’m off to watch Obama’s speech while crying into a pint of Ben and Jerry’s.

{photo from NYT}

Gross.

April 8, 2008

When I saw this picture of the State Senate trying to start session, my first thought was not “where is everyone?”* or even “hot damn, thats a lot of paper!” No, my thought was “What a fug carpet.”

Surely the taxpayers wouldn’t mind too much if they updated their digs a bit? I mean, new carpet is what, like $500 at Lowes? A vacuum might not be a bad investment either…it doesn’t look like its been vacuumed since it was put in. Hell, if I can write it off my taxes, I might even have an old vacuum to give them.

* The Democrats were boycotting because they didn’t like the bill that was being brought up for a vote, but didn’t have the balls to just vote against it. We’re mature like that.