Marketing Maven

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

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Hey ya'll Happy Thanksgiving! I'm taking lots of yummy photos for the blog and scrapbook :-)

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Useless

I don't understand why companies just give us a week off for Thanksgiving....I'm totally useless today! TOTALLY. I'm leaving at 2pm! Whoo Hoo.

My hubby decided that he was leaving this afternoon at 4 for Vegas....so that would put him in Vegas at around 12am. Thats IF he doesn't hit traffic. The man wakes up at 6am! He's going to be exhausted! I'm so worried that he's going to break down or worse...fall asleep at the wheel. :-(

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Here comes the bride....again?

OMG, my parents have been on my back to pick out the photos for my album. I mean it's been 6 months...do you think it's time?

So my sister came home for Thanksgiving today and totally started giving me shit about my lack of wedding album. So after going out to dinner and the worst margarita that I have ever had. Sissy and I got down to business. We popped in "Elf" (its a whole lot funnier than you would think) and I started marking photos that I liked. At 11pm I wasn't even done!!!! Aaaaaaaaaand, just about every other photo was marked! Shit! I like them all, what am I going to do! Now I know why if you ask a married woman what she would save from her house in a fire....99% would say their wedding album! You want to know why, because it took her freaking FOREVER to put it together.

Anyway, I'm almost done picking out my favorite photos out of the bunch...now I have to pick the best out of the favorites and put them in the sizes and order that I want in the album. Freakin Freck! Most of this will be done over my Thanksgiving holiday. I will also spend my holiday scanning in all of the proof photos, filling out Christmas Cards, and printing out some of the scanned proofs to put into the Christmas Cards. What Fun!

Oh, and my parents, have an 18 POUND turkey in their fridge right now!

Monday, November 22, 2004

Gobble Gobble!

Whoo Hoo only a 3 day week!!! This is going to be so much fun. Kevin took me to Michael's this weekend and I bought enough yarn to keep me busy knitting all 4 wonderful days. Pretty much all I know how to make is a scarf...so that's what I plan on making. 3 or 4 scarves :-)

On to other things :-)

My hubby has spent 2 years worth of holidays with my family. Mostly because his family moved to Vegas right when we met and he didn't have the money to ever see them. So he's spent the holidays with me, my parents and sister. This was fine and dandy.

Well this year, he got it into his head that he wanted to spend Thanksgiving with his parents...wonderful. The only problem is, he didn't decide till 2-3 weeks ago. Well, I have already committed to pet-sitting for Thanksgiving and Christmas...therefore, me going to Vegas with him is a non-issue. Although I would like to get out of town, I secretly am screaming with glee that I don't have to go. First of all, his mom smokes like a chimney. I'm literally on allergy meds the whole time I'm there. Second of all, my father is a amateur gourmet chef! I think once we were in Florida for Thanksgiving with my grandmother and were MISERABLE because dad didn't cook. We actually went to a HOTEL for Thanksgiving!! GASP....horrible.

Saturday, November 20, 2004

Bloody Mary

Well the photoshoot didn't turn out as well as we had liked, so we decided to meet this morning (SATURDAY) at 6am!!!

This time I didn't wake up till 5:30 because I didn't give a shit about how I looked. I get there and the photographer begins to wet down the concrete. Well, he's taking too long and needs to set up so I help out. It's like freaking 30 Degrees outside!!! Somehow I end up half soaked! We finish up 45 min later and I head home.

I get home and crawl back into bed after changing out of my soaking wet clothes and sleeeeeeeeeeeeep. I literally don't wake up till 2pm!!!!


ATTENTION ATTENTION TMI ALERT!!!!!

Now for some odd reason I got a full period this month. I'm talking niagra falls! Usually I barely get a babbling brook. Well for this reason I was totally useless this weekend. I was so tired and lazy that Kevin actually asked me what was wrong. Then looked at me like I was satan's spawn when I yelled at him at the top of my lungs and broke out crying. LOL I think he thought I was losing it. Oh and the CRAMPS!! WTF, it's like I was giving birth to a small cow!!! I never get cramps. Grrrrr.

Friday, November 19, 2004

Edit

Because I've been PMSing I have gone back to old posts and edited for bitchiness at the request of my husband

Loopy!

Today was an early day. I needed to be at work at 6am for a photoshoot of our building. This meant that I had to wake up at 4:30! OH THE HUMANITY!!!! But I'm leaving at 3:30-4pm!! AND THAT IS FINAL!

I have a 21 year old sister away at college. She tells me that her boyfriend/booty call is coming to see her from California. Which involves a plane ride for him, and him staying at her apartment. So she tells me this and asks me not to tell our mom. Well I kept the secret for like 2 weeks.

I talk to my mom at least once a week on the phone and see her very often. As I get older I find that I try harder and harder to be friends with her. So I confided in her about my sister's secret..and tell her not to tell sissy that she knows. She laughed it off and was like "I don't understand why she didn't just tell me." Well, about 5 min after I told her I start thinking "WTF, why did I just do that" I just totally screwed over my sis! So I call my sis and tell her what I did. She vows, again, to never tell me anything again! :-(

So please don't tell me a secret, I have a really big mouth apparently.

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Very Mom Dot Porn

So I go to sites frequently everyday.

1) www.dooce.com
2) www.verymom.com
3) www.americanexpat.blog-city.com
4) WW Wedding Party on MSN Groups
5) Weight Watchers

So I'm minding my own busniess and checking my favorite sites for anything new and as Emril says "BAM!" I click on my Very Mom button and I get a message that my favorite site is forbidden because it contains sex!!! OMFG! Very Mom got hacked! :-( I'm so sorry, I really hope that everthing is ok and that you get eveything together soon. I mean no stress but you move in 4 DAYS! You have to fix it before you go offline for who knows how long!!! I'm a blog addict...AN ADDICT!!! LOL

Productivity

Wow so I've had a productive day! But productive in what, you might ask? Work, NO, well maybe...

So I was sick 11/16 and stayed home from work aaaaaaaall day. I however, took DayQuil and 20 minutes later I felt like Wonder woman! I cleaned the entire house, did 6 loads of laundry, finished my scarf, and got dolled up for my husband to take me to Outback for dinner. Except, the next day I felt like I had been hit by a truck. My back still hurts.

I started my new scarf last night, I've been knitting a little here and there today. Last night I found that the yarn came in a huge hank, and I had to drape it over Kevin's feet so I could roll it into a ball. LOL it was so cute.

Kevin and I are now on a diet. I'm on Weight Watchers..and he's on WW too but just doesn't know it....I'm keeping track of his points for him. We're going to start out just walking from our house around the neighborhood, cause he's really out of shape. Then we'll most likely join a gym together. We started the diet yesterday and we're beginning the walking portion tonight.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Weekend from Hell

Well I have photos and as soon as I find the docking station I will upload for all to see.

I went to Lake Tahoe last weekend. Well I went through Lake Tahoe to a little shithole called Gardnerville. Long, horrible story short...it was horrible! HORRIBLE!

We went to Reno to gamble for like 2 hours, I sucked down 2 pina coladas in that time and lost 40 bucks.

Suckity Suck Suck Suck.

I went with my husband and his friend and friend's wife. It was a totally pointless trip, and when we got there it went waaaaaaaaaaay past pointless. We were at the mercy of this guy's wife. And when I say we I mean me and the friend's wife. The boys took off with the guy and LEFT us with this wife. I fucking watched cartoons with this bitch's kids all weekend!!!! She didn't do one thing with us. And we didn't just want to be rude and take off and do our own thing. Ugh what a waste of my life!

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Stitch 'N Bitch

Today my knitting books came! I'm so excited to start something else crafty.

I started quilting about a year ago and have made many things for my family. However it wasn't a very portable hobby and I couldn't take it with me when Kevin went flying.

Then I took up scrapbooking after I got married. I have so many wedding pictures that people gave me that I needed to do something with them. But alas, it's not a very portable hobby...more than quilting, but still not practical for traveling.

So I became inspired when a contractor that I work with came into the office with a wonderful hand knitted scarf! I was hooked! My manager told me about a great book that would get me started so I went to amazon and bought "Stitch 'N Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook" So I'm going to Tahoe this weekend...and when I get back I will have taught myself how to knit.

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Tradeshow Diva

I had my 1:1 with my manager today and we spoke about me going to a tradeshow called CES in January. This will be be in Vegas....THANK GOD!!! It's a corporate show, so I'm sure that I won't have much input. Which, hopefully, means less strss for me. As soon as I know if I'm going for sure I'm booking a massage at Canyon Ranch!!!

My counterpartis in Japan this week....In January she will be going to live in Tokyo for a complete year. My manager said that we would be hiring someone to replace her, but now I wonder what will happen when she comes back.

4 boxes arrived today with coffee mugs with leather sleeves. That wouldn't have been my choice at all! But of course the nit-wit didn't ask me! What they're for I have no idea.

On another note, I found out that HR is doing an audit of our group...giving us new titles and compensation evals. Well the HR person told my friend that they wouldn't take money away from us, but the industry standard of Marcom is low. FUCK! Now I'm never going to get a big raise!!! She told me not to worry, but didn't promise anything.

Go Bush Go!!!

I've been watching the election coverage for about 4 hours now...and it's not very exciting. It's amazing that the huge amount of red that is on the little map of the US really only means that they're probably going to tie.
nn
I did my duty though, I went and voted. I woke up at 6am and was at the polls at 7ish. I was waiting for 40 min total, there were 5 machines and one was broken... At 8:01pm the state of California was given to Kerry...with only 10% of the polls reporting. How that is possible is news to me.