Wednesday, February 28, 2007

I severely need to upgrade my texting package. This month's cell phone bill is gonna be outta control!

My love affair with Steve Herson continues. Sarah was on the phone with the big wigs @ AJF when I walked into her office. They were going over some AHA stuff. I told her to get Steve on the phone, since he was the one setting up the accounts. She said he wasn't answering his phone.

"Oh, Sarah, he'll answer my call."

So I went back to my desk and dialed his extension. Sure enough, he picked up. We all laughed at that one. He said he was at someone else's desk answering questions and *just* came back and saw he missed a call. A likely story....

I am hobbling around like an 80 year old. It would be funny if it weren't so pathetic.

Tonight is chest and back. Tomorrow is legs again. I'm thinking about bringing a swim suit and hanging out in the hot tub for about two days.

Sundays before PIF meetings my sister and I are going to start working out together. Girl has a body like Gabby Reese, so I will be in for an ass-wuppin'.

This is how hugely wussy people of AZ are:

It is 48 degrees outside. Practically shorts weather in OH. I have on pants and a light jacket. Walking in to work, I run into Vera. She has a down jacket, gloves, and earmuffs on.


Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Day 2 in Zero Productivity At Work. Here is a fun back and forth Steve and I had this morning. He works in the CA office, and we work together on this project. If we don't talk on the phone at least twice a day, I begin to wonder if something is wrong. So, enjoy:

ME: yeah, SharePoint being down is currently cramping my style.
STEVE: How how the heck do they expect us to do our job?? I say if its not available by 9:00 everyone that works on AJF goes home.
ME: agreed. i can make it to CA in 5 hours to surf!
STEVE: Its rainy and cold. Your probably better off where you are. Id say try a casino and play a little texas holdem. A nice way to kill a morning.
ME: speaking from experience, are we?
STEVE: Not me, if I left early im heading to the nearest church.

The conversation then turned to Mike, my trainer:

STEVE: Personal trainer. You guys make the big bucks out there. Do you have a nutritionist as well.
ME: Please. Don't even get me started on that. I'm a cute girl, so I got a smokin' deal on a year's worth of training.
STEVE: Oh great, so the attractive in shape girl gets the great training deal while the overweight slob pays through the nose. What a cruel world.
ME: whoa there, cowboy. I'm totally not in shape at all, as was demonstrated last night when mike kicked my butt for 30 minutes. besides, females make less. We have to come out ahead someplace!
STEVE: If females make out on gym fees I guess im ok with that. 23 minute until church.

He's not an improviser, but I must say I was quite pleased with how he full-circled that up!

Monday, February 26, 2007

Dear Doctors of the World:

If you have test results and need to discuss them with your patients, PLEASE do not call them after you close and leave a message saying, "It's nothing urgent, just some abnormal results we need to go over." ESPECIALLY if said patient checks the it's-okay-to-leave-personal-information-on-message-at-this-phone-number box.

Of course I'm now worried, especially with my history. The first time a pap came back abnormal, I was 19. My doctor was this really laid back chick. "I need to see you back in a couple of weeks for a follow up." This was my second pap in my life, so I thought it was routine. She didn't let me know anything until I came back. Then she gave me all this cancer stuff to read over and sign. So, instead of freaking out for 2 weeks, I only had 20 minutes. And it ended up being nothing. However, 3 years ago it *was* something--precancerous cells. Which was easily treated with cryosurgery. Totally painless. But still..I now have to wait until tomorrow and try not to think about the horrors of chemotherapy. Ugh.


At PIF last night:
Jacque: Well, Ashley is the only one who has responded to the Den Mom email. How many people can you hold?
Me: 5 comfortably, 7 uncomfortably but possible.
Bill: Can you take 53, because that's how many are coming.


Well, now I'm off to the store to buy washcloths and toilet paper. I used the last of mine last night, thinking I could just steal Faith's roll until we got more. Apparently, she has been using tissues for a week. Hello! Let me know these things and I will fix them.


Hagrid: Three posts in one day. Happy?

Tamera cracks my stuff up. These two sentences came out of her mouth and made me laugh out loud. Both said with attitude.

"Computer please."

"Me and Bill Gates need to have a talk."

I am beat down. This weekend was muchos fun, and I was not ready to come back to work today. I was supposed to be in at 6, but at 7 I finally got out of bed. Faith asked why I didn't call in sick (I am sick, but mainly just very tired). I told her at my job, calling in sick means only working 8 hours instead of 10. I'm starting to see Mike, my personal trainer, again. Although what I *really* want to do tonight is go to bed as soon as I get off work.

When I'm super tired, emotions are much more raw. I got a phone call last night from the same person several times. My phone was acting all weird (i sorta dropped it in some pizza dipping sauce) and I couldn't take calls. It said CAR KIT on the main screen. I tried plugging in a headset to see if that would work. It did not. But I could text. So I asked if everything was okay. He said yes, but to call him. He then called me about three more times. I CAN'T FRIGGIN ANSWER MY PHONE!!! IF YOU ARE DEAD OR DYING, PLEASE SEND ME A TEXT! I text Faith to see if she's at her mom's house so I can drive over there and use her phone. She says yes. I get into my car and plug my phone in, just to see if that would work. It's not like it was low on batteries, though. For some reason, that helped. (I had also tried removing the battery and powering down the phone) I called him. "What's Caroline's phone number?"

Are you kidding??! That's all you needed?!? I haven't slept in two days and am completely freaking out that something is wrong as you CONTINUE to call me, knowing I couldn't answer my phone. I can look back on it and laugh today, but last night I just about cried from pure exhaustion.

In other news, Sarah, my AllTimeFavoriteBoss has resigned. Her last day will be 03.09.07. Friday was a really emotional day. She pulled a few people into her office to tell them before the rumors started going. She was recruited for another position, and this is an answer to her prayers. I mean, she wasn't even looking for another job, and this fell into her lap. Selfishly, I am incredibly sad to see her go. Other than that, I'm way happy for her. This left me in a pickle about telecommuting, as she was the person who started the program in the first place. We talked about it, and she said she would mention my concerns to Tom on Monday. Which she did. Tom said he wasn't opposed to getting a pilot program started in the next month. I wasn't expecting results that fast, let me tell you. This is very exciting.

Well, I should probably get back to the pile of claims issues on my desk to fix. Grr.

Peace out, homies.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Things keep getting curiouser and curiouser.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Yea!!! Faith is back!!!

I haven't seen her since the 7th and I missed her so much. Unfortunately, she hopped straight into the shower and I'm on my way to a PIF meeting. Oh well, we'll catch up later.

Still: Woohoo!!!

April 17, 2007

Nine Inch Nails releases a new album. This is the best news I've heard all week!!!

Saturday, February 17, 2007

My arm feels like Arnold Schwarzenegger used it as a punching bag.

stupid shots.

Also, they have now upped mandatory overtime to 10-15 hours/week. No less than 10, preferrably 15.

stupid job.

zha says screw it, i should quit and move to la. i told him i'm staying through may 13 because of PIF, so I may as well keep working.

it feels like they have the air conditioning on this morning. I can barely process claims my fingers are so stiff from the cold.

stupid circulatory system.

ok, complaining session is now over.

Friday, February 16, 2007

I got a tetanus shot today. My whole arm hurts. I haven't straightened it since 3pm.

So, I tend to cry when I get really frustrated. But, I have to be really frustrated to cry, as I refuse to do that in front of other people. Today at work I almost lost it. This whole take over thing is out of control. I'm afraid I'm never going to work from home. In March I'm going to start looking for tcom jobs in l.a., just in case it doesn't work out here.

I got a really great voice message yesterday that I'm going to save for the times I feel sad. Sometimes knowing you made a difference in someone's life...well, it's pretty amazing.

It's before 8:30 on a Friday night, and I'm going to bed.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

There is a door to my office that is very heavy. I'm not used to this door b/c my desk was moved two days ago, and I used to use a different door. Sometimes I forget that this door is hard to open, I don't use enough muscle, and I end up getting squished. The door makes a loud reverb sound when it bounces off me and everyone stares.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

On this day

In 1997 I was sitting in a corner coffee shop talking with my Valentine because it was a two hour wait at the restaurant we were going to. I had hot chocolate, he had hot apple cider. It was our first date.

And now, ten years later, he's not my Valentine, but he's my best friend.

Happy V-day, zha. Have fun tonight!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

This trip to NC was the best thing I've ever done.

More later. For now, I have to get ready for work and find out about the changes that were made while I was gone. Not looking forward to that. :-)

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Lots going on. I haven't really been on the internet at home the past few months. Leaving in 7 hours to go to NC to visit my grandma and see Heather perform!!! Oh, and I don't mean leaving my house. I mean that's when my flight takes off. I should probably pack. And get some sleep.

Went to LA this weekend. I can't WAIT to live there!! Soon.