**noise: an annoying halloween laugh that goes off EVERY TIME someone walks past it...it gets walked past a ton...i'm glad it's yoga night!
i know i need to submit to people. i usually i don't have a problem with it. i let managers at my work make the decision even when i disagree. i may interject a suggestion here or there, but for the most part, i allow them to make their own decisions whether i agree with them or not and then just sit back and see what happens. i know that i've learned tons through all the MANY mistakes i've made...so i hope others learn through their mistakes. but sometimes i want to make a big stink when i don't agree. when folks are being silly and aren't thinking right i want to stop the presses and do it myself. i get frustrated when i don't understand. today, i didn't understand.
in starting my new job i get a new toy. a handheld planner. which i was really excited about. in my old job i had a blackberry, which i personally think are silly, so i couldn't wait to get a back to the basic palm pilot. i've used them all now..the palm, dell and blackberry. I had a dell for about 6 months and the entire time i wish i had a palm. so i got to order a palm yesterday. yea...
but alias, my new boss came in this morning to tell me that the IS guy here doesn't want to get a palm because he has just started ordering dells and wants to stick with them...dells are more than $100 more. we're ordering 2. we both would prefer palms...but if we want a handheld, we have to get a dell. so in essence, we are throwing away over $200 because our IS guy wants dells. end of discussion.
this makes no sense. he's worked with palms before. they aren't any harder to work with than dells..and they are way cheaper. but i can't do anything about it. i have to submit and take the more expensive piece of crap...
maybe i'm just being a spoiled brat because i'm not getting what i want. maybe it's me that sucks. i should be happy that i'm getting anything. yeah, i suck.
31 October 2006
30 October 2006
**noise: someone yelling away in the hallway
i recently saw a few pictures my big brother took at the wedding. this one cracked me up. as i recall he said 'look scared'...i'm not sure i mastered the 'scared' look, but funny nonetheless!
27 October 2006
**noise: two of us ~ Aimee Mann & Michael Penn
for those of you who are interested, we finally figured out how to put video up, so you can now view the elusive wedding slide show that we couldn't seem to get working at the reception until after 10...our friends Matt and Krista made this montage for us. it's long...about 15 minutes, but if your interested in seeing steve and i growing up, click below...
26 October 2006
alright. i think i figured it out, although there has to be an easier way...i will figure this blasted thing out!
**noise: landed ~ ben folds
switching from a pc to a mac is so frustrating. i want to be more patient with the whole process but i can't seem to figure out how to even burn a flippin disc. argh...i know it can't be this hard...i feel like an idiot...and i'm about to smash the stupid thing against the wall...ok it's not stupid, i am...but i don't want to throw myself against the wall.
thanks for the ear, i needed a good scream, even if it was just through my fingers.
**noise: gracie ~ ben folds
there's a post rolling around this noggin of mine regarding the war...and i always hate posting about the war, so i'm trying to be as elegant as i can...more to come. but thought i'd first post this as a precursor...
25 October 2006
i'm not sure about these guys...i need to listen a bit more, but steve and i saw this video in mexico, of all places, on our honeymoon and were blown away. they were on SNL last weekend and i wasn't impressed...but i still think the video is sweet. enjoy.
**noise: soul suckers ~ amos lee
y'all know i despise wally world. and i hope y'all know how hard it is for me not to shop there, since i tend to be a penny pincher. and i realize that there are many families out there that need to shop there for financial reasons...but i do ask that you at ;east be aware of their work ethic, or rather lack there of....for more info watch the video or go to wakeupwlmart.com.
also, no worries, but my breathing has had a rough go the past few weeks, and since i hate taking my meds, i haven't, just hoping it would go away but it hasn't. so i'll make ya a deal...if you could throw up a few prayers for me to get control of my breathing situation, i promise to start taking my meds...please?
thanks ~ and enjoy the video...
17 October 2006
**noise: remind us ~ over the rhine
well, that was the fastest job hire in the east. I applied on friday, had an interview at 9:30 and was offered the position at 11:45. sweet! here are the details...if you didn't already know, i was an emergency prep. coord. i was the main planner for a 2 county wide health department. it was brutal and the most stress i've had to carry in my life. it got to be so bad that steve and i had already made the decision that i would quit if i were to get pregnant, if not sooner because it was affecting my health. so, now details on the new job...
i'll be one of two health educators for the same 2 county spread, helping folks understand their health ailments and medications...i'll also be doing outreach to local agencies in health related topics. in essence, i'll be back in education, which i love. and virtually no stress!!! i am so excited...we're still not sure when to make the transition...at the latest it will be the first of december, but it may be sooner than that. it is a $3.20 decrease in pay, but the benefits of the job so FAR out weigh the pay, that it's no problem. i'm just thrilled. yeah :)
**noise: still computer fuzz
thanks for all the prayers you shouted up. i think i just landed the job. more news to come, but after talking to my current boss (i wanted to give him a heads up that i'd applied to a different position) he has encouraged me to think i'll get an offer later today.
and i have to say that my boss rocks. i've had many lousy bosses. and it's such a blessing to be working for someone that i feel, truly cares for my well being and that is here to help make my work life as enjoyable as it can be. i have an amazing boss.
**mood: nervous...a bit...maybe more apprehension
**noise: computer hum
i have an interview @ 9:30 this morning. this new position would be a MUCH needed change. please pray for me.
13 October 2006
**noise: hallway noise
we just found out that Aaron posted our wedding video and highlights on his business website! sweetness!! so if you want to see it again or if you didn't see it and want to, go to this site...www.promiseskeptvideo.com ~
To see the video, click on the tab that says 'samples' (you may need to scroll up or down to see this option). A page book will turn and give you 5 choices. 4 of them say Steve & Kim. They may take a bit to load, but they're available if you're interested.
also, just posted a few more wedding pics that a friend sent us on picasa. there's a link to the right, but here's another... the folder is 'tooties pics'
11 October 2006
**noise: a meeting in the other room
we got our mac...it's so pretty and fun. everything seems backwards from pc our world though. it'll take a bit for us to adjust, but we're excited to start learning. we do have a problem though...my ipod won't sync up with the mac. does anyone have any suggestions? i'm thinking I just have to 'restore" aka delete everything (blasted!) and start from new...please tell me there's another way...please?
10 October 2006
our new mac is in lansing...but i can't get to it. somewhere in this town sitting on a lowly cold and dark delivery truck, is our mac.
i fell like veruca salt...but i want it now!!
07 October 2006
**noise: the shower
here are more wedding photos taken by my pops and uncle...enjoy
**mood: still relaxed :-)
**noise: say darlin say ~ laura bates and brandon foote
i just found a new photo program called picasa...well, i guess it's not so much new, i used it back about 2 years ago, but it's pretty good now...so after spending a bunch of time posting the first few photos of the wedding on the new blog, i switched to picasa. it will allow me to make online photo books that anyone can access, so if you're interested, i've just posted some photos of our honeymoon.
06 October 2006
**noise: steve making popcorn
Steve and I have created a new blog for our photo journaling and such...we have a few pictures from the wedding...not many...so don't get excited or anything! but we did want to go ahead and post a few. here's the link...enjoy..
04 October 2006