Does this look like me?

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Ok. I made the big move to my new company and I love it. I have the best team and the best client. I know I have only been working there for a week, but I know I made the right decision. I made it through orientation, which wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. The hardest part was writing the little bio they need for the new hire section of the company news letter. They gave me the option of giving them one of my pictures or using the picture that’s on my id. Thinking that not very many people would read it, I decided to just use my id picture. Be completely honest. Does this picture look anything like me? Who is that?

Oh well. Not too many people commented about it. Oh, and a special shout-out to Brenna who helped me write my bio and make it less boring. She’s the best. She should start her own blog.


Sunday, October 28, 2007

This year my roommates and I went with the Flintstone theme for Halloween. My roommates have red and black hair so they were perfect as Wilma and Betty. I couldn’t decide if I wanted to be Dino or Pebbles. As you can see from the pictures I decided to be Pebbles. We had a lot of fun making our costumes and getting ready. Kort had to work so she didn’t get to go to the Halloween dance at church on Saturday, but we’re hoping we get to dress up again for Halloween night. We shall see. The dance was a lot of fun. We even ran into a Bamm-Bamm at the dance. How fun is that?

Other fun facts to know and tell:
1) I changed jobs and I’m now at a new cool company. Last week was my first week and I really enjoyed it. I think I’m going to love the work that I do here a lot more then my last job, but only time will tell. I do miss the people at my other job.
2) I went on a little trip with my roommate last weekend. We went to New Jersey and volunteered at a church. Kort goes there every weekend. I really had a lot of fun. It was nice to get out of the city for a little while.
3) I got a new calling at church. I’m now a member of the enrichment committee. I’m not surprised. It should be fun. I love enrichment.
4) I’m watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles while I’m writing this and I have to confess I truly love this movie. It’s a classic.
5)I went to see the Drowsy Chaperone and loved it! I would recommend it to anyone that loves to laugh. It was really funny.
Well I think that that’s all the latest news in my life. I really need to start writing more. I always forget. Leah also took better pictures of our Halloween costumes and I’m sure we will get good ones with Kort. I’ll post as soon as I know.

Broadway: Hairspray - For Hairspray!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

While walking home from work with Anna, I casually made the suggestion that we should try to win Hairspray tickets sometime next week. She wanted to try and win that night. I brushed it off until we got to the uptown 1 subway platform and saw that it was packed. The sad truth is that when it rains in New York everything stops, and it was raining hard. Anna looked at me and said we should try for Hairspray. I looked down at my phone to see that we had 10 minutes to get from 42nd up to 51st. I didn’t think we would make it, but decided to try anyway.

Now this shouldn’t have been a hard thing, but it was raining really hard, I didn’t have an umbrella, the sidewalks were very crowded, and I was in four inch heals. Trying to weave around the many tourists, we slowly made out way uptown. There was no way we were going to make it. Anna had to go to a teller to get the money and we were several blocks away. I decided that running was the only way. So I started running, which wasn’t very fast because I was in heals. There I was on Broadway running in my business cloths in the pouring down rain. I soon lost Anna, but figured she would go get money and I would at least get our names in for the lottery.

I arrived at the Hairspray theatre drenched with makeup dripping down my face. It was 5:59 and I was on time. Unfortunately we had forgotten that the Thursday performance starts at 7 so the lottery was at 5. Too bad! I was so upset. I was tired and soaked for nothing. I found the driest place I could and waited for Anna to show up. When she made it to the theatre I told her that we missed it by an hour. Anna was much more determined then I. She walked all that way in the rain and she was going to see the show. She walked into the box-office and told the man our story. He took pity on her and sold her two tickets at the lottery price. Victory! I love Hairspray! It has to be one of my favorite plays and if I had to I would run in the rain for it again!

Oliver! Satan in feline form

Monday, October 8, 2007

I was cleaning my pictures folder on my computer and found that I have over a hundred pictures of my sister’s cat, Oliver. I'm constantly getting emails from my family with pictures. You would think they would send pictures of them doing fun family things together. No! They are all of the stupid cat. Sometimes I'm lucky and I get one of them in the picture, but that is very rare. Oliver is the focal point in their lives. They all think he is the sweetest thing ever, but I know the truth. As baby of the family, I'm a little jealous of the all the attention they are giving him.

Big Decisions Cause Tough Times in the City

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Remember how I talked about having a job interview this week? Well, everything went very very well and they offered me a job. After thinking about it for awhile I realized this company would be a great move for me and I know I would enjoy my time there. Unfortunately I really like the agency I’m working at. I have a great boss and my coworkers are a lot of fun. My current agency offered a counteroffer (because they hadn’t hired me yet. I was just working freelance). Now I’m faced with the decision of choosing between the agency that would be good for me and probably would love and the agency I really like now and feel comfortable at. I hope I don’t sound like I’m complaining. I’m totally grateful that I have these two job offers, but I’m afraid that I’m going to make the wrong decision. I don’t want any regrets. I told both companies that I would have my decision by tomorrow. While I’ve thought about it a lot, I still haven’t reached my decision. I don’t know what I’m going to do.

Other then the whole job situation, this week has been very relaxing. Nothing truly exciting has happened. The most interesting thing I’ve done is go with my roommate to go pick up boxes from UPS. Unfortunately, UPS is out in the middle of nowhere. And when we finally walked out there my roommate was disappointed to find that they had sent her boxes back. While some would call this a waste of time, I really enjoyed our little outing. It’s always fun walking and talking with my roommates.