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Friday, April 29, 2005

Birthdays and Anniversaries

I think this explains it all!

Personally I think birthdays and anniversaries are like menstrual cramps, a regular pain in the ass that’s somehow connected to birth. -- Hugh Elliot, Standing Room Only weblog

From www.knittingcurmudgeon.com

Out the Window

As you can see from my husbands total lack of sanity I expected to come home to a wirlwind of activity. Well, things happened but not like he planned...

I got home last night and cooked a very weird meal of cheese tortellini and cream sauce and hamberger patties. (It was his idea) He planted all of the flowers that we bought last weekend into pots and then worked in the vegie garden a while. After dinner, I was thinking...."Ok when do we get started?" Soon after I guess Kevin came back down to earth and all plans to clean and organize went out the window. So now we have to actually work harder tonight and tomorrow morning to make room for the washer and dryer. *smile* I can't wait!

We made a trip to Petco to get feeder fish to break in our new 80 gallon fish tank that we set up on Tuesday. We left with nothing after we couldn't get anyone to help us. I hate Petco.

Today I'm going to make another attempt at paying my $90 CASH deposit at the water company. I guess at least I know where it is.

I have a 1:1 with my boss today. The first in like a month. I hope I don't get yelled at because I really haven't been giving 100% lately....more like 45%. But I will thank her for the little raise I got but wasn't informed of.

Now that I re-read my post I realize that it was extremly BORING. Sorry

Letter from a Crazy Person

TONIGHTS TO DO LIST-

CLEAN UP KITCHEN... ORGANIZE IT THE WAY IT
NEEDS TO BE AND GET ALL OBJECTS THAT DON'T BELONG OUT OF THE KITCHEN.

NEXT, MOVE TO THE LIVING ROOM. CLEAN UP THE LIVING ROOM BY SETTING UP
EVERYTHING THAT GOES IN THERE. MOVE EVERYTHING OUT OF THERE THAT DOES NOT
BELONG.
MOVE LITTER BOXES TO THE BEDROOM BATHROOM. I THINK THEY WILL SIT
UNDER THE SINK. IF NOT, THEN WE NEED TO FIND A PLACE FOR THEM.
NEXT, WE WILL
MOVE TO THE BEDROOM. DO THE SAME WITH THE BEDROOM, THE GUEST ROOM AND THEN YOUR
ROOM. AFTER ALL THAT, THEN GARAGE SHOULD BE EMPTY ENOUGH FOR ME TO WORK ON.

Love, Kevin

Thursday, April 28, 2005

The In-Laws are Coming!

A month from tomorrow will be our 1 year wedding anniversary. Which falls on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. I had thought that Kevin and I would go on some fabulous trip to Monterey or something. I put it into Kevin's hands thinking that pretty much anything he planned would be better than nothing (which is what he usually does for me anyway on all special occasions). He has now turned our weekend of lots of sex, fun and magic into going to Monterey for the day to do "whatever" and have dinner AND he wants to have it the weekend BEFORE our actual anniversary so his parents can come and stay with us. They're coming on that Thursday and staying till Monday. 5 days.....Fuck.

We've had them over at the 2 bedroom apartment when we first moved in. When we actually had a guest room. This was before Kevin turned into a model airplane whore and buried us in airplane crap that he "got such a good deal on honey." This was also before he started collecting birds. At one point the extra room was a "bird room" with over 5 parrots and 15 brids total. Because of this we almost didn't make it. We had 15 birds, 3 cats, 3 sugar gliders (I admit those were my fault) and Kevin was working 80 hour work weeks at Petsmart. Oops I got off track...back to complaining about the inlaws.

Our excuse for never having them stay with us has been that we didn't have a guest room. Which we eventually didn't so when they came for the wedding they had to stay in a hotel. Thank GOD! So, now that we're almost moved in and Kevin's parents want to infiltrate my home. We don't even have the guest room set up yet! Now let me just say that Kevin's parents are so sweet and they raised Kevin...who is well, stupidly sweet. They were so nice to let me stay at their house so I could attend the conference that I had in Las Vegas.

BUT WHY DO YOU HAVE TO COME ON OUR ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND!!!! WHY WHY WHY WHY!!! You've decided now that you're going to stay with us and if I say anything then I'm a bitch. When I even started to complain Kevin retorts, "Well that's what you get for picking Memorial Day weekend for our wedding." So now it's my fault that your parents are so rude that they invite themselves to stay in our house on our FIRST wedding anniversary.

I mean, fuck, I've worked so hard to train Kevin that wedding anniversaries, birthdays and Valentines Day are IMPORTANT days. And things should be planned for them and gifts should be given. They should be celebrated on the days that they occur on and not in advance....they are not "just days!" Now you've gone and and made us celebrate our very first wedding anniversary in ADVANCE!!! ARG, THE NERVE!

2 More Days (not counting today)

I have no idea what time the washer and dryer will arrive on Saturday but I'm starting my countdown anyway. Hopefully this time on Saturday I will be doing laundry. AND, no, I've not gone insane. I've never owned my own washing machine before, and I've lived in a shithole of an apartment complex with a comunal laundry for 3 years. I'm so ready to have one.

In other news, today is my sister's last day of college. I can't belive that my baby sister is out of college! It seems like I JUST graduated...and now I'm going to be watching her walk across the stage and get her diploma. I can't wait to see her, she'll be flying in on Friday night and we'll party all weekend. She starts her new job on Monday at a major tech company here in the valley. Then, in two weeks we'll all fly back to watch her walk and then she'll move here for good. Living at home with the parental units of course.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

$90 Cash

We almost have all of our things in the house. Other than a few little things and a 55 gallon fish tank....we're good.

Now comes the "fun" part. Switching our address with everyone and creating an account with the water company. We've been actually living in the new house for over a week now just because our landlord is AWESOME! So I've felt really bad that I havn't switched the water over yet. The reason why I didn't do it right away is that I can't do it over the phone. I actually have to go to downtown San Jose and pay a $90 deposit. This morning I FINALLY get Kevin to leave me a check so that I can go on my lunch hour and finally switch the account over. I get there, and pull out my check..."I'm sorry we only accept CASH" ARRRRGGGG!!! Fudck! I get back in my car, and realize that I can go to the bank and withdraw money with my ID. (Long story on why I don't have an ATM...LOOOONG STORY, don't ask) I start digging in my purse and find it NOT THERE! It's in my blazer pocket at home. So, I drive 20 minutes to my house, get my ID, and drive back to the water building in downtown San Jose. The whole way I'm looking for a branch to my bank.....I drove all over hell for about 30 minutes and gave up. There's a 2 hour lunch flushed!

While I'm driving around San Jose I call my husband to discuss our wedding anniversary that falls on Memorial Day weekend. His parents have asked if they can come and stay with us, at the new house, that weekend...including Thursday and Tuesday. So that's 6 fucking days. Holy shit. Why I never thought I would have inlaw problems, I don't know. I mean the fucking gall they have to even ask!!! What horrible people! So of course I get upset, and Kevin thinks I'm over reacting. So then they get us into an argument...and I'm not even talking to him now. :-(

Monday, April 18, 2005

My aching back

Well the majority of the small stuff is at the new house. Tonight we're going to start moving the fish tanks and supplies. It's so weird though because we're still staying at the apartment, but it's practically empty. Now I feel somewhat in a state of limbo. We're not going to be moving the big stuff till this weekend, which means we're stuck sleeping at the apartment till then.

Kevin promised that we're going to order our washer from Sears tomorrow, we'll see. He's not really great about keeping those kinds of promises.

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Moving Day

Yesterday night after work I tried to get as much stuff as I could into my car in 2 hours to get to the new house. My parents came by to check the place out. After finding everything wrong with it...they admitted that they liked it. An hour after they left they called me and offered to help me move my kitchen today. I stayed there till midnight putting in shelf paper. When I got back the the apartment I realized that I needed to clean it because my parents were coming over to help me pack!!! ARG, I didn't get to sleep till 2am!

So today I finally got out of bed at 8am and started packing some things. I had to get to the house at 10am to meet the locksmith. Well at 11am he finally showed up, told me that my locks were cheap and that he couldn't key my bottom locks, just the deadbots. He tried to charge me $350 to rekey 4 $20 deadbolts! I still got taken for a ride, I paid $230. I just wanted him to go away. Drama, then Kevin yelled at me for paying too much and tried to get my dad to call them and get my money back. Well when my dad found out how much I payed, he said that I got a deal. SO EAT SHIT KEVIN!

We moved everything in the kitchen today and I'm so tired I could cry. I still have so much to do, I think that I might just bring the inflatable bed to the house tonight and stay there. Grrrrrr

Friday, April 15, 2005

UHHHHHGGGGG

Woe to the last 15 minutes of work on a Friday!!!!!

The last 30 minutes

Woe to the last 30 minutes of work on a Friday!!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Washa Washa

Hubby and I went to Sears yesterday to look at the selection of washers and dryers. He fell in love with the idea of getting a front loader washer. The problem is the damn thing is $800! Now I was planning on spending that much for BOTH. After some convincing I talked him down to a top load and regular dryer. We also stopped at target to get some shelf paper...my mother taught me well.

We also stopped by the house on the way home from the mall. The landlord had all of the carpets cleaned and has planted some plants for us in the back and front yard.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

House

(There is a photo of the new house at the bottom of my sidebar)

We sign the lease tomorrow for our new house!!!! I've already scheduled our electric, gas, water, phone and internet to be swiched over, and ordered garbage and recycling service!!!

As you can tell I'm really really excited. I can't believe that I'm going to be able to get away from my husband for long periods of time. LOL not that I don't like being around him, but right now we're on top of each other. And I think that the cats know something is going down because Nelson is picking on everyone.

We're worried about moving our 4 fish tanks, but I don't think that we'll have to worry about it because at the rate their dying...we won't have any fish left by the move.

I'm now starting to become a box collector. I see a box, it becomes mine. The idea of hauling all of our stuff to another location after three years of living in the same place is very daunting. When we sign the lease tomorrow, we have 2 weeks and 3 days to get out of the apartment. And this weekend Kevin leaves town on Friday night. So I have all weeked to clean the whole house by myself, put shelf paper down in all of the drawers and cabinets and get as much of my stuff over there as I can. Since we still have the apartment till the end of the month, we're not going to get the new washer and dryer till the first week of May.

Back to our regularly scheduled programming

Monday and Tuesday we're very hard. Mainly because I had to get up at 5am when I usually don't roll out of bed till 8:30. So I got to sleep in today. Ahhh, I do feel better.

So I had to run an event for work that I think went pretty well. We had ice cream sundaes and demos. It was good exposure for the group I was helping. The only problem was I invited 500 people, only 250 came to the event. I still have TONS of ice cream left over. Urg.

Monday, April 11, 2005

Movn' on Up

Hey, I'm here, I'm alive!!!

Well I'm 26. Yesterday was my birthday and yes, I have received my first appliance as a b-day gift....a NEW washer and dryer! Now 5 years ago if someone would have told me that I would be married and for my first birthday as a married woman I would get a washer and dryer from my husband, I would have called you crazy! Well no, it is true. And I'm happy about it. So f-off people!!!!

Now you ask why? Why is Angelposh getting a new W/D???? Well it's because I'm moving! We're moving into a house, not our house, a rental house....who can afford to buy an actual house in California???!?!?! It's a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom house with a full kitchen and a garage. There is a large fenced in back yard with grass and a front yard with grass. I can't articulate how happy I am that we're not going to living on top of each other anymore. Hubby will have a garage to build his little airplanes untill he cannot build anymore. And I will have my own room to craft away!! The cats won't be able to play with my yarn and thread it throughout my house. Hubby's airplanes won't be chewed on if he leaves them out.

There is space for a garden, and an orange tree in the back. I have a covered porch for a patio set and a wicker couch. I finally can nest the way a new bride is supposed to nest.