Friday, January 29, 2010

The One Where I Was Almost a Thief

Today is my day off and I was having a little trouble getting motivated. The throbbing headache that I woke up with that started yesterday wasn't helping things either. I lay around in my pj's watching bad TV until about 10 o'clock.

When I got the call.

According to my caller ID it was work. The last few times I was called by work it was to come in extra. Today, I did not want to come in extra. But I answered it anyway. It was a co-worker of mine who noticed that I was off today, had an 8 hour shift tomorrow, and then was on vacation. Wanting to pick up extra shifts herself she asked if I would mind if she worked for me tomorrow. Would I mind????

So I am officially on vacation. A day early. How to celebrate? Target of course! That was all the motivation I needed to shower and get dressed.

Happily I drove to Target, stopping to get gas and a car wash beforehand. I hummed as I perused the aisles. I looked at maternity clothes. Ummm yeah, my pants are tight already. I don't want to talk about it. I considered getting a kitty playground complete with towers, tunnels, and scratching posts. I wandered through the Wii games and the book aisle. All the linens were on sale so I bought a new tablecloth and a rug for my hallway. I pushed my cart to the makeup section and debated between two different purple shades of nail polish. One was darker than the other. Did the darker one make me look more like a corpse? I selected one and set it in my basket. I bought a few more toiletries and went to check out. As luck would have it I was 2nd in line behind someone only buying a few things. I checked out, paid for my purchases and pushed my cart towards the door. I grabbed my bag, and picked up my purse. That's when I noticed it.

The nail polish.

I hadn't paid for it.

I hesitated briefly. Do I just shove it in my bag? Would that be horrible Karma? I mean it's a $3 nail polish. I started to feel hot and flushed and knew I wouldn't be able to live with myself.

I went back and paid for the nail polish.

Am I completely crazy or would you do the same?

Monday, January 25, 2010

I Haven't Mentioned Work in a While.....

I was wandering around the blogosphere and visited the Respiratory Therapy Cave. He had posted this video. If you're an RT too you will think this is hysterical....and true.

It makes me feel a little bit like I'm not alone in my exasperation.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I Love Me Some Tunes

Inspired by yesterday's post I thought I'd share some songs I'm currently obsessed with.
The first is 1901 by Phoenix:

Lest you think I only get my musical taste from car commercials here's Morningwood's Best of Me. It's awesome and makes you want to dance around in your underwear!

And finally, I only downloaded this song because it was free on iTunes, but it turns out it's fab and I LUUURVE it! It's called July Flame by Laura Veirs. It sounds like a song they'd play on Grey's Anatomy and I'm sure it's only a matter of time till it's on it.


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Soundtrack of My Life

I'm probably like many of you when I say that my life has a soundtrack. Most of the time I have one continuously running in my head to accompany everything I do. There are certain songs that everytime I hear them I'm instantly reminded of certain moments in my life. I don't know why. But they're like home. I thought I'd share some of them with you.

Anything by the Doobie Brothers My mother had a major thing for Michael McDonald and used to tell me he was my real father.

The entire Thriller album When I was little we weren't allowed to touch the record player and I remember laying on the floor of the living room and shouting for my mother to come turn the record over.

Hello by Lional Ritchie It reminds me of staying up late to watch Friday Night Videos (before we got MTV)

Chicago's Will You Still Love Me This is the first song off the radio that I ever learned all the words to. I was SO proud of myself I made my cousin sit and listen to me sing it. The whole song. Looking back she probably thought I was a weirdo.

Rush Rush by Paula Abdul My girlfriend and I were completely obsessed with this song the summer it came out. It helps that Keanu Reeves was in the video.

Close to You by Maxie Priest I used to walk to school with my next door neighbor in Jr High. She was a year older than me and was always running late. I'd sit on the toilet in her bathroom and watch her curl and tease her bangs while she played this song. Every day.

Remember the Time by Michael Jackson In the basement of the before-mentioned girlfriend at my first boy/girl party I got my first kiss while this song played in the background.

Poison by Bel Biv Devo and Anything by Boys II Men Reminds me of every single High School Dance

In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel This song reminds me of the time John Cusack stood outside my room with a boom box over his head...wait, that was a movie...nevermind.

Crash by Dave Matthews Band Makes me think of a certain party and a certain boy from college.

Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton When Spiderman and I had been dating for about 2 months we went to a wedding and this song was playing. He said that this would be our wedding song. At the time it kind of freaked me out, but later it WAS our wedding song.

So tell me, what's on your soundtrack?

Monday, January 18, 2010

Sorry I'm just Lazy

Sorry I've been sparse in posting. I've had several really good ideas bouncing around in my head, but when I find the time to blog a nap always sounds so much better.

And you know a nap will always win.


So hopefully in the next day/week or so I'll be able to get my shit together and put out some real posts. I'd like to blame the peanut, but there's really only so much you can blame on someone who's only 2 inches long.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Not Showing...Just Fat

Coworker: Oh my goodness! You're already starting to show!

Me: Nope. I've been sucking it in for almost 32 years. Now I have an excuse not to.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Fresh and Clean

There is something about January that seems fresh.
I don't know if it's the start of a new year or the fact that everything gets covered in a thick sheet of white snow. Combined with the sub zero cold, it's like everything is being sterilized. December is always so stressful. The party and get-together planning. The cookie baking. The pressure to buy everyone you know a present and decorate and bake cookies. It gets to be too much.
And then after New Year's it all goes away. There is a long stretch before the next "big" holiday. I have nothing to do but chill.

And it's wonderful.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Greetings From the South Pole!

In the last 48 hours we've gotten a lot of snow. I'd say a little over a foot of snow. Added to the well over a foot we've already got on the ground. And there's more to come. On my way to work this morning I did a complete 180 degree spin and ended up facing oncoming traffic. It was a very "we're all gonna die!" moment. And I was only going 35 mph. But you gotta love that traffic just went cruising around me while I sat there and tried to collect myself.

I did make it to work safely, thankfully. We spent most of the day watching people from our department window slipping and sliding coming up the walkway. It was highly entertaining and we saw a few wipeouts.

I would have included some pictures of the snow, but that would mean I would have to go outside again. And it's all warm and snug in here.
Maybe later.

What's the weather like where you are?

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

First of Many Random Posts

Another random post here. I just feel pretty scattered. I'm pretty sure with the preggo brain I'll have more of these kinds of posts coming.
  • Have you all noticed my new blog bling? If you scroll down a bit you can see the little baby ticker. My mother forgets that it's not actually my baby and tries to see if it looks like her. I think it looks a little creepy. Like the Alien or something. I mean it has a tail and flippers! I'm sure it will eventually get all cute and stuff, but right now? Not so much.
  • We have got to get a snow blower. Already this year, we've gotten over a foot of snow and Spiderman HATES to shovel. So on our porch and driveway is a foot of snow. It makes getting the paper interesting. Does anyone have any suggestions on a brand?
  • I have recently decided that I do not like Kate Hudson. I don't know exactly why. It could be because I recently saw Bride Wars. (her character is VERY unlikable) It could be because she let Ryder grow his hair down to his ass before cutting it. It could also be because she has a snotty face and thinks she's awesome.
  • If you have a chance, go see Sherlock Holmes. I very much enjoyed it. The chemistry between RDJ and Jude is great and it is pretty humorous.
  • So far I've only had the energy to take down half of my Christmas tree. The bottom half is just chillin' in my living room. Like we're hillbillys or something. The kitties love it.

So yeah, that's all I've got.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Chocolate is Magic

I've always suspected this to be true, but now I have proof.
Thanks to my little peanut, I have been feeling nauseous for about a month. Every day. (not including the stomach flu)
Continuously. Not morning sickness, more like all day sickness.
Today at work I went to the gift shop and snagged a 3 Musketeer bar.
I don't know whether it's the sugar or having something in my tummy, but I felt awesome the rest of the day.
Now all I have to do is have a candy bar a day for the next 7ish months.

I could probably do that.