Monday, July 31, 2006

Accosted At The Mall

I was walking thru the mall trying to find Bath and Body Works. I love their Anti Bacterial Deep Cleansing Hand Soap.

So I'm trying to find the store and I'm minding my own business, when all of a sudden I'm accosted by this young woman claiming to be from Israel. She wanted to rub me down and clean me with some stuff from the Dead Sea.

So she exfoliates my arm and puts some lotion on and she's trying to talk me into spending an arm and a leg on her product when I notice that my arm is tingling and burning. I look down and see big red blotches all over my arm. Yep, you guessed it, I was completely broken out in hives. Nice huh? So I shove my now burning and itching arm in her face and tell her that I really don't need to spend a fortune to break out in hives that I'm able to do that all on my own for free.

What a pain in the ass. So I wasted 15 minutes with this crap only to break out in hives. What a pain. I finally found the store and guess what??!! It was right near where I had walked in. I went left and it was literally the first store on the right. DUH!

Oh well. Have you ever been accosted at the mall?

Saturday, July 29, 2006

O Leave Where For Art Thou??

Here I am!!!! A couple of people have contacted me to make sure that I'm okay and that I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. I'm here, I'm alive and all is well. Thank you very much for caring about me and checking in.

I thought with my new work schedule I'd have more time for blogging and other stuff, but it's just not the case. I have been quite the busy little bee.

I get home from work earlier, around 6 or 6:30 depending on how late I stay. I walk the dogs and feed them and then myself. I pop online and check the blogs and my email and then I shut off the computer. I spend lots of time playing with Rocky and Smokey.

Oh, mystery man, dropped off the face of the earth I guess. Oh well, I wasn't attracted to him anyway. I feel bad, but this is for the best. I'm really taking a break from dating right now. I've been working a lot. Also, I start school in September.

My boys are doing great. Rocky is the star of his puppy class which is almost over. He's now 11.2 pounds and has almost all his adult teeth. That makes me sad. But now he can give me his paw, do high five and low five. He is so damn cute, his puppy teacher wants to take him home and keep him. He is housebroken. It's been at least two weeks since his last accident.

As cute and sweet and smart as he is, make no mistake, he's all puppy. He got out of his pen the other day and proceeded to shred paper all over my apartment. I was so happy when I came home. Love it when the pup redecorates. Also, the little brat wakes up at 1:30 or 2:30 every morning to go outside, so I wasn't getting much sleep. I figured out how to get him to sleep thru the night, I've been putting him in bed with me. He sleeps until at least 5 when Smokey wakes us up. Now if I could just get Smokey to sleep in a little bit.

So, my ex has called and has texted me and I have ignored all of his messages. So he emailed me. He wanted to get together and hang out this weekend. HA!! AS IF. So, I ignored his email. You would think that he would catch on. I've ignored 2 voicemails from him and 4 text messages and now two emails. I think maybe now he got the hint. I am NOT hanging out with him this weekend. I made sure to make plans so that I didn't get sucked in. Just who in the hell does this asshole think he is?? Anyway, I hope you're all proud of me and my staying power of ignoring him. I do deserve so much better.

Not a whole lot for me to report. My apartment is nice and cool since I'm able to run two airconditioners now. I promise that the next time I blog it will be more interesting.

How is everyone else doing?

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Had To Share

My sister in law looked out her kitchen window and this is what she saw:

Make sure you look closely at what's on the grill. I know it's sad, but it's nature. We live out in the country here. If you've never been to NH, you should definitely come visit us!! The best time to visit us is in the fall when all the leaves change color. It's absolutely beautiful here when the leaves change.

Anyway, just thought that I would share this photo with you that my sister in law shared with us.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

It's A Small World After All

Yesterday was a rough day. The electrician did fix my electrical issue, but my brother hasn't been around to put in my new air conditioner. My apartment was a nice humid 106 degrees yesterday. It's sad when you sweat when you're taking a cold shower. I slept in until about 9:30 in my air conditioned bedroom with my puppy on my bed. Yes he likes to sleep with me.

Anyway, I went for a massage yesterday. My hair stylist does them and I got a discount for being a first time massage client. It was heavenly. I could have just slept there all day. After the massage I was very woozy and dizzy and light headed. She sat me down and just kept feeding me water. My hair looked like something out of the bride of frankenstein. But I still felt great. I came home and my brother was at the building and he put in my air conditioner in the main part of the apartment which is now much, much cooler.

I went to dinner and then to the movies to see The Lake House with my friend from work. The movie was very cute. As we were leaving a car goes by and calls out her name, she turns real quick and says, "OMG, that was my best friend from High School!" Another call goes by and another person calls her name out and she says "OMG, that's my best friend's sister, how funny!" The cars are now stopped and we keep walking all the while I'm teasing her about knowing everyone, when we pass the car with the sister and she now calls out my name. I look and holy shit, it's the girl that lived down the hall from me iin college. She says she has to pull over.

So we all get to talking and decide to go out for drinks. It was so bizarre. It turns out her former roommate works at my company. I'll have to look her up on Monday, and that this girl lives near me. So we exchanged some phone numbers and decided it would be fun to go out again. We had a blast.

Not much happening today, I should definitely do some ironing and Rocky has puppy class today. Did I mention that he's the star of his puppy class? Every time the instructor tells us what we're doing next, he runs up to her and sits down facing her. Every time she says, "I think Rocky just volunteered to go first." Then she proceeds to do the demo with him. He catches on usually on the second try. Then at the end of class, she asks me if I'm sure that I don't want her to take him home. She just thinks that he's the cutest. And of course he is.

Now that I've downed my second cup of coffee it's time to get moving. Have a great day!

Thursday, July 13, 2006


I'm starting to think that perhaps I do not have PMS, but that I'm just a bitch. If you value your life you will not agree with me on this. I'm feeling enraged, murderous and several other things that I cannot express right now.

My ex called yesterday, I don't know why, I didn't answer the phone, nor did I call him back. Score one for me. One of these days he will leave me the hell alone.

Today my psycho electrician showed up, finally. In case you didn't know, my entire apartment runs on one circuit. That's right, one. Which means that the circuit trips. Often. Oh yeah and I live on the third floor of a walk up and the circuit breaker is in the basement which means that every time the circuit trips, which is at least 3 times a day, I have to go down 4 flights of stairs to turn it back on and then back up 4 flights. Also, my apartment is like 200 degrees, which means that I pour sweat just standing still. So, as you can see, I'm having a lot of fun. Oh and my puppy is doing very well with his housebreaking. So well that he wakes up at 3 in the morning because he really has to go out.

Okay, back to the psycho electrician. He shows up this morning right before I left for work. He asked me to show him the different areas of the apartment where he should add a circuit. I show him. As we're walking around Rocky barked at him. The man turns to me and says, are they going to bark the whole time? I said, I don't know, I don't think so. He says, I'm not doing the work if they're going to bark. I just stand there with my mouth hanging open. So I say, if it's a problem, call the property manager and she will call me and I will come get them out of the apartment. OMG. Then he says, your brother owns the building right? I say right, he says, if the dogs bark at me, I'm going to charge him double. I was like, WTF??? You're kidding me right? So, I repeat the above statement about calling me to take care of things. What a pain in my fucking ass.

Then I come home and the asshole broke my one and only and absolutely favorite coffee mug. RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. Rage is swelling, anger rising. I was so busy being upset over the coffee mug that I didn't take the dogs outside right away and Rocky took a really nice big piss on the floor in front of me. RRRRRRRRRRRRR.

I am not a happy camper. Thank G-d I have therapy tomorrow. I can't take it anymore.

Ok, truth is that I'm getting my "friend" in 2 weeks, but I am starting to think that it's not PMS after all, but just that I'm a bitch and I'm in a very foul mood. My sister in law said I'm just cranky and I ripped off both her arms and beat her with them. I have no idea why she would say that I'm cranky.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Hodge Podge Addendum

I feel that I needou have to make some clarifications about my job. I love my company and have been with them for almost 7 years. When I transferred back to NH I took a job unlike any I've ever held with this company. I'm now in a sales position and it's hard for me to get used to, you have to be aggressive, pushy and nosy and I'm not any of those things. So, I'm having a hard time adjusting to the new job. The downside is that there is a freeze in my department and I am unable to look for another job within my firm until September.

At this point in time, I go to school, I'm raising a puppy and I work many, many hours. I have to keep working so they will pay for school and I have to keep working ridiculous hours because I have to be successful so they will pay for school and so that I can get another job within the company.

I wish that I could do some chores during the week, but there just isn't enough time and I'm far too exhausted. It's all I can do to wash the dishes and make my lunch for the next day. Some nights I'm so exhausted and it's so late when I get home that I don't even eat dinner, I just take care of the dogs and then I crash. It's a vicious circle. Soon my work schedule will be changing and I should be able to do some chores during the week.

Thank you everyone for your suggestions!

Hodge Podge

I don't really have one topic to write about today, I have several.

First, we'll start with what ticked me off. I was contacted on that lovely dating site by a 50 year old man. Now, I have no problem with older men as I have dated them previously, but I have a problem with the older ones that contact me when they're not looking for the same things as I am.

To illustrate my point, this man contacted me and said he thought that we had so much in common. I read his profile and it turns out that we don't. So I email him back and tell him that I'm flattered that he finds me attractive, but I think that we're at different stages in our lives and that I want marriage and kids and that I'm not willing to relocate to Florida. He writes me back and says he's not looking for those things, that he is just looking for a date, a friend and a good time. I write back and say again, those are not things that I'm looking for and I wish him luck. He writes back and says, he is looking for marriage and he loves kids. WTF???? I mean come on. So I got annoyed and wrote back something a little less pleasant that contained his previous email saying he wasn't looking for those things.

On to my next random thought. My father left me and my brother scathing voicemails last weekend demanding that we call him back. Neither of us has called him back. When I say scathing, I mean yelling and screaming and telling us that he was annoyed by what happened when he came and visited us. I'm sure that he's referring to the fact that we told his fiancee the truth about him. I'm sure that didn't go over well. Perhaps they broke up. Who knows. If he didn't want her to know the truth he should have kept her in Florida.

Next topic. Mystery man and I have talked and have setup a tentative date to get together. I'm thinking that he may actually be one of the last decent single guys left. More to come on this as the date gets closer.

Next weekend I'm treating myself to a massage. I can't wait.

Now, for another topic that pisses me off. I work 6 days a week. My boss expects me to work between 45 and 55 hours a week. So, now my weekends are down to one day. On that one day off, I do my grocery shopping, housework, laundry and take Rocky to puppy classes. There has got to be more to life than this. There just has to be. No wonder I'm in such a bad mood all the time.

Anyone have any suggestions on helping me enjoy life or get more out of life?

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

This Is What Makes Me Smile

I don't have anything to say, so I thought I'd show you what has been making me smile for the past month and the last 10 years of my life respectively. The last picture is of the big bad Smokey Bear hiding from the fireworks. Since I'm talking about things that have made me smile over the last 10 years, I need to include my beloved Zeke, may he rest in peace, as he brought tremendous joy to my life for 5 wonderful years. Although I'm still sad, I need to include him so that he knows he's never far from memory or my heart.

Zeke February 10, 1996 - February 20, 2006. RIP Baby, I miss you.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Happy 4th of July!!

I know, I'm early, but whatever, I have time to blog right now.

I don't have much to report. The 4th is not an exciting holiday for me. I'll just hang around at home and relax on Tuesday, my day off.

Today I'm exhausted. I came home on Friday to find that my laptop was not working properly. I called tech support and the guy in India read to me from the manual. It eventually came down to the fact that I needed to reformat my hard drive. I spent some significant time reloading everything back on. What a pain in the ass. I can't find my MS Office CD and now I don't have Office on here and I need it for school. I refuse to go out and spend any money on buying another one.

Yesterday I took Rocky down to see my niece and nephew. He loves my niece. He loves to bark at her and chase her. We spent several hours with them and it really wiped him out.

Today I took him for his very first grooming appointment. The girl who did his grooming said he was sooooo cute she couldn't stand it and she just wanted to squeeze him. I asked her not to and then I picked him up a few hours later and took him to puppy class. He's doing so well. He's catching on after two tries. I'm so proud. And he's still so cute. His legs are getting long and he looks kind of gawky right now. If blogger would allow me to add a picture I would show you. But for now you will have to take my word for it.

So we had puppy class, then I ran through the grocery store and picked out and paid for all of my groceries in 17 minutes. And yes I had a full cart and had purchased all of the items on my grocery list. Impressive isn't it?

Today I made a decision. I watched the movie Last Holiday with Queen Latifah. I love her and I enjoy her movies. I think it's bcause she's a plus size woman, yet she's still beautiful and she's so funny. I kist love her. Anyway, I want a man like her boyfriend in the movie. If you haven't seen you don't have any idea of what I'm talking about. I don't want to tell, because I hate giving away movies. Anyway, I want a guy like hers. One that will do the things for me that he does for her. I cried during the movie. I thought it was good.

Anyway, it has been a very long day and I really don't want to go to work tomorrow, but somehow I'll manage to get through. At least I have Tuesday off.

I hope you all had a good weekend.