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A young professional's struggle with everyday life...

Thursday, September 30, 2004


This is what the water behind the wall is doing to our shower...yuck I need to clean it too Posted by Hello

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Water in the wall...

So I call my husband today on my way home and the coversation begins with, "Get home NOW!" Now any conversation that begins with that just can't be good. Something has happened behind our bathroom wall in the shower. So much so that the cheap fiberglass shower is actually bulging out because there is so much water build up behind the wall. We literally have a lake under our apartment were this water is ending up. Kevin called the emergency number for our apartment complex, an hour later someone FINALLY calls us. They send some yokle who looks at the wall and says, "Ya, that's not good." Blink.Blink.Blink NO FREAKING DUH!! So he made us decide if he wanted him to call a plummer tonight or tomorrow. Well, we like to walk on the wild side so just for shits and giggles we pick tomorrow. Kevin got a crash course in how to turn the water off in the complex if the wall were to explode. Hey I don't have to deal with it, I'm housesitting for my parents. I have a 9am meeting tomorrow that I have to go in for and after that I get to come and work from home while the plummer does who knows what. I really wish that they would give us a new shower. I don't like the fact that there is all that water in the wall....doesn't that mean that we're going to get mold in our walls?

Matthew, the other dog that I'm pet sitting for, his parents come home tonight. I swear the older that dog gets the more he hates me! Alright well my sleepy time tea is kicking in.

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Mmmmmm...Double Cappuccino

OH.MY.FREAKING.HECK

After not falling asleep till 2 am...I had my husband call me to wake me up at, get this, 6am! After 4 hours and 10 minutes of sweet dreamless sleep, I was up at dark o'clock to greet the sun. Except, it stood me up. It showed up at 7am :-(

I had a wonderful conference call that was scheduled for me at 7 am....what did they care, they're in Austin (2 hours ahead) I was there at 6:58am....they were ALL late, they showed up at 7:15!!!! Rudeness!

So after waking up at 6:15am, I got to work (surprise!) at 9:15am.

Oh by the way, I'm in love with the McDonald's McGriddle....yummmmm

Sleep, What's that?

It's 1:45am

I just finished a presentation that I had promised my boss by the end of the day....now, if I don't go to sleep until I finish it....technically, the day hasn't ended? Right?

This is the sixth day in a row that I havn't gone to sleep before 2 am....what the heck is wrong with me? I'm practically falling asleep at work if I'm not busy for one second, but when I get home it's insanity. I'm wide awake and there is nothing that can calm my mind. It's not like I'm worried about anything huge. Just excited about my new position at work, but really...that's no reason to deprive myself of just the thing I need the most. I think this all started when I was given the ability to log in to my work network from home. Then when my computer died that was dedicated to work only, they gave me a laptop....my life was over after that. It's not that I don't willingly log on just to check to see if someone emailed me while I was driving home...it's just the fact that it's now 1:50am and I have a reason to email my boss. It's not like she would really be in awe of the fact that the rest of the sane people are sleeping....she emails me at (GASP!) 5am. Who in the heck is awake that early...well I will be if I don't go to bed soon. ;-)

I'm crazy you know (Muha ha ha)


Sunday, September 26, 2004

I am a Lutheran....

I went to church today for the first time in a long long while. It's been over a year since I've actually attended the morning service. I am Lutheran, and a very old fashioned one at that. I decided last night that I would go to the morning service. I was so afraid that I would oversleep that I didn't actually fall asleep until 2am! I even tivo'd a morning church service just in case I slept in. So I sort of wake up at 7am, because I want to go to the 8am, traditional service....well after less than 5 hours of sleep that wasn't going to happen. I let the dog out and climb back into bed. I do however wake up in time for the 11am service :-) It's the contemporary service...basically you don't sing formal hymns and there is a band. The pastor doesn't wear his formal robes....it was ok, I'll have to get used to it though. 11 am service is so much better for my sleep schedule.

It was weird going by myself. I've never gone to church alone and sat by myself. Even when I would go in college I would go with someone. I really wish that Kevin would go with me. He's out of town this weekend but he feels that he shouldn't have to give up an hour of his Sunday morning to show his faith. I guess you know how I feel about this. But I really don't have any ground to stand on right now since I havn't been to church in over a year.

It was nice thought, somehow I feel clean

Saturday, September 25, 2004

The Skinny on the plus sized Professional

Ok so here's some background on the photos....

Yes, I'm a cat person. :-) I have 4. Peanut, Pebbles, Jasmine and Nelson. I don't have any photos of Nelson yet. (Bad Mommy)

I got married to Kevin on May 29, 2004. We went to Vegas for the Honeymoon. :-) We've been together for 3 years and 4 months...living together for 2 1/2 years. I'm getting baby fever, I would be so happy to have one now, but it's just not the right time right this moment. We are in a lot of debt right now and really would like to buy a house. Kevin has decided that we are to not start having childern untill we have a house. :-/

I like to quilt and scrapbook...I work 40+ hours a week and I'm notorious for sleeping in till 9am on a work day....oops.

I'm a Business Admin./Marketing Major from a CSU. I work in Marcom at a company in the Silicon Valley of California. I've been there for 2 1/2 years. My next step is to get my MBA at San Jose State...but I still need to take my GMAT and apply.

There is so much more...but I as you can see I can go on and on without stopping :-)


Kevin, Father's Day 2004 Posted by Hello


Mom, Father's Day 2004 Posted by Hello


Father's Day 2004 Posted by Hello


Honeymoon in Vegas Posted by Hello


Honeymoon in Vegas Posted by Hello


You wish Kevin Posted by Hello


Honeymoon in Vegas Posted by Hello


Honeymoon in Vegas Posted by Hello


Sissy and I Posted by Hello


Kevin and I Posted by Hello


Mother's Day 2004 Posted by Hello


Jasmine...We got her right before we had to put Oscar to sleep Posted by Hello


Oscar, we really miss you :'-( Posted by Hello


Best Friends Posted by Hello


Gross! He likes to do this a lot Posted by Hello


Peanut Playing Posted by Hello


Pebbles Posted by Hello


Peanut Posted by Hello

Bachelorette's Weekend

Well not really, Kevin is out of town this weekend. Since I have no friends right now it's going to be a wild and crazy couple of days. My parents are in China so I'm pet-sitting my little brother "Teddie" (well I guess in dog years he's older than me now). I'm also pet-sitting a very old, annoying, spoiled American Eskamo named "Matthew Blanc" (Ugh) . I'm also going to try to clean the house like it should be....

"My thoughts on how the house should be cleaned"

My husband and I have two totally different ideas on how the apartment should be cleaned. He tidys the house...organizing and putting away the mess were it should go. By saying the mess, I mean his mess. My mess he piles in my vanity/bathroom area and closet thus creating a monster sized mess for me to push to the side and trip over.

My idea of cleaning the house is totally different and way more sanitary. I collect all of the dirty laundry, strip the bead and put it aside. (Hopefully I'm housesitting and don't have to spend $20 to do my laundry.) I will then later load 4 huge 20 lb baskets into my SUV, drive to house-sitting, lug the 4 baskets with detergent into house-sitting, and spend all day doing 8+ loads of laundry. Then I will do the dishes. Most of the time Kevin has left me a load of clean dishes to unload before I can even start. I wipe down the counter and cabinets with that antibacteral stuff...and wipe the bathroom counters and sink down too. I will then either beat out the rugs in the bathrooms and kitchen, or wash them depending on how dirty they are, and then mop the floors. (I don't reccomend pinesol! Unless you like your house smelling like a fast food resturant bathroom, believe me you don't...I learned the hard way.) I dust all surfaces and photos in the living room. The bird cage gets fresh paper in the bottom and the whole room gets vaccumed. Toilets get cleaned. Which is DISGUSTING! Kevin refuses to clean his toilet! His is the worst! Can you tell it's a problem between us...too many exlamation marks!!!! The hallway, bedroom, office, my vanity/bathroom area get all counters get wiped off, both cat litter pans get cleaned and all rooms get vaccumed. And Kevin wonders why I get all bitchy when he tells me it's my turn to clean the house. I basically do all of the deep cleaning. Why on earth can I not just be happy with tidying the house? Why must I stoop to cleaning the shower while I'm washing my hair because that way you can wipe down the entire door!!!!

Anyway, that's my drama this weekend. I think I feel like posting some photos. :-)


Monday, September 13, 2004

Greetings from Venus

Do you ever feel that your life somehow has become a Dilbert cartoon strip?