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It's been a wonderful year!

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Happy first anniversary to my adorable hubby!

This is what we looked like at the wedding:



And this is us on our honeymoon in N'Awlins:



I love you, my Punkin!

How average am I?

Here's a little number that I ganked from Kurt, here's a link to his post:

How average are you?

• Eats peanut butter at least once a week
• Prefers smooth peanut butter over chunky (Ewwww, chunky pb yuck!)
• Can name all Three Stooges
• Lives within a 20-minute drive of a Wal-Mart
• Eats at McDonald's at least once a year
• Takes a shower for approximately 10.4 minutes a day
• Never sings in the shower (I even spare myself that misery...)
• Lives in a house, not an apartment or condominium (Man, I wish!)
• Has a home valued between $100,000 and $300,000 (I'm sure my apartments are worth that much...)
• Has fired a gun (I'm curious but haven't done it yet)
• Is between 5 feet and 6 feet tall
• Weighs 135 to 205 pounds (I actually weigh in less than that.)
• Is between the ages of 18 and 53
• Believes gambling is an acceptable entertainment option (As long as it's in moderation, yes)
• Grew up within 50 miles of current home

Goth Trading Card Game

Teehee, thanks to Billy for finding this one!

http://www.necaonline.com/nbctcg/

My blogroll

I'm not the type of blogger that spends time surfing blogs or tracking my hits, although I see that I do get quite a few hits every day. If you are a regular reader and want to be added to my blogroll, please comment or drop me a line and let me know so that I can go check out your blog. I'm more than happy to send people your way! :)

Business news: Job update

It didn't take me long to find income, yay! I've got a contract gig starting on Monday for $.25/hour less than I was making at my last job which isn't bad at *all* for a temp gig. The contract is 3-6 months and if I find something else I can terminate it early. This should be exactly the thing I need to get me thru until I can either find a good job that I really want or get myself set up in something else entirely.

I've been really thinking about my career path and where I want it to go a LOT lately. With all my marketable skills I'd really like to try and get the hell out of the corporate world and work for myself. I certainly don't mind working like a Trojan but I'm exceptionally tired of doing it for someone else's benefit. It may end up taking multiple gigs at first and I may have to work long hours to accomplish it, but I see the benefits FAR outweighing the negatives. My last job got me my Texas State Notary so I'm going to start there and see…

Entertainment news: My way fun weekend!

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Now that I've given everyone the bad news, let me regale you with tales of a very fun weekend.

After spending all day Friday signing up for unemployment benefits, changing my status with my placement agencies, making phone calls about possible money opportunities, notifying friends and relatives (well, not all the relatives yet...I've been keeping my parental units out of the loop for now until I have a better plan) and generally stressing out, I definitely needed some distraction. So I started the weekend with Jules coming over and spending Friday night with us. We had such a good time together (as per usual) and it was awesome to have a good friend to hang with!

Saturday morning I got up at an unbelievably early hour to go pick up Brian and go to the Race for the Cure. We had a really good time getting all caught up and have already planned to do the Relay for Life in the spring together. I think I'd actually like to organize a group for this event so stay tuned for future…

Business news: My employment status

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This picture pretty much sums up the general feeling late last week for me and apparently for my now former employer. I had a very bad feeling on Thursday when I came to the full realization that I had officially had all my work duties removed from me. I even warned B last Thursday before we went to the fancy dinner that I had a feeling I might be getting fired on Friday. We had a very hard time wanting to make nice with everyone at the restaurant but I have to say that the food was amazing and it was extra nice to get it for free. Friday morning first thing (just as I predicted on Thursday night...man, I kinda hate being right about this), I got called into the bosses office and termintated without any reason given to me at all. Mark my words: I will never accept a full-time position in an office full of women again unless I already know and like the majority of them. Working in a female-dominated industry is not making me happy at all and I find it very hard to want to have to play …

I got tagged!

And I officially challenge anyone to step up to being tagged by me as well. If you're going to link back to me then definitely add a trackback or at least leave me a comment that you're doing this. Here's the link to me getting tagged. :)

1. What kind of candy this year?- NO "good for you" stuff.
2. Anything special to scare those panhandlers trick-or-treaters?
3. Are you going to pretend you're not home?
4. Your favorite kind of cosume?
5. Your favorite scary movie?
6. Your scarriest scary movie?
7. Horror author?
8. Scariest book?
9. Best Halloween/horror story? (Yours or someone else's).

My answers:

1. Definitely it will be chocolate although being an apartment dweller makes me think that we probably won't have a lot of trick-or-treaters again this year.
2. Nah, I'd like to put up lights or something so that we can signal that we're home though.
3. Nope, we'll be here on Monday night and will be happy to give out candy. :)
4. I like the creative home…

A little political humor this morning

Here's a link Cyndi sent me that just cracked me up!

Become Republican!

And here's Billy's contribution to the theme. :)

Bush or Chimp?

Potato prostitutes

Here's a little joke I got today at work that was too funny not to share. Enjoy! :)

Two little potatoes are standing on the street corner. One is a prostitute.

How can you tell which one is the prostitute?

Hold on......

You're gonna love it...









It's the one with the little sticker that says...

I - DA - HO

I don't even know where to start...

Again I've let myself become remiss in my posting duties so I'm going to attempt a recap post here. :)

My job hunt continues and most of the interest has been from headhunters and placement agencies. Hopefully they'll relieve some of the work from me and find me a position that's worth interviewing for! I'm also planning to cold call the title companies within a 10 mile radius of the house (you'd be surprised at how many there are!). The cold calling thing may not end up working but you just never know and I figure it can't hurt to ask.

I got an email yesterday that a friend of mine who is a counselor is currently doing a class having to do with job direction, satisfaction, and career advancement so I'm in the process of finding out more about that. She's helped me quite a bit in the past so hopefully this time will not be different...

We did go to Rollins last Tuesday and he was *awesome*! B waited around outside the bus afterwards and got not only hi…

My favorite season!

My Shelly sent this to me today and it rings so true for me so I'm sharing it here. I know I haven't been posting much lately...I'll try to do better. :)

"FALL"

The season we know as Fall has always been a favorite of mine. I like the refreshing chill in the air, the white sunlight, the changing leaves, apples, pumpkins, harvest festivals, all of it. Even the gray chill of the Autumn rain has a different feel to it that I find more stimulating than oppressive.

Beyond the season, it may be interesting to think of the word fall and what it means to us.

Fall down
Fall back
Fall for
Fall over
Fall under
Fall in
Fall from

In all of the above instances, regardless of how you complete the phrases, fall signifies a loss of control of some kind. One of the most common nightmares is a feeling of falling. Some of the funniest scenes are when someone slips and falls. We relate. We may say 'ouch' or 'oh no!' and then we laugh.

It's not the painful end result t…

Gas prices

Got this one at work today and it's definitely worth sharing. Enjoy!

I went into the 7-11 gas station the other day and asked for five dollars worth of gas.

The clerk farted and gave me a receipt

Blonde Revenge Joke

Special thanks to Cyndi for this one! I know quite a few intelligent blondes, my sweetie included. :)

Guy gets on a plane and finds himself seated next to a cute blonde. He immediately turns to her and makes his move.

"You know," he says, "I've heard that flights will go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger. So let's talk."

The blonde, who had just opened her book, closes it slowly and says to the guy, "What would you like to discuss?"

"Oh, I don't know," says the guy, smiling. "How about nuclear power?"

"OK," says the blonde. "That could be an interesting topic. But let me ask you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same stuff -- grass. Yet the deer excretes little pellets, the cow turns out a flat patty, and the horse produces muffins of dried poop. Why do you suppose that is…

The Sneeze

My Shelly is the contributor of today's joke. This is a good one! :)

A man and a woman were sitting beside each other in the first class section of an airplane. The woman sneezed, took out a tissue, gently wiped her nose, then visibly shuddered for ten to fifteen seconds.

The man went back to his reading. A few minutes later, the woman sneezed again, took a tissue, wiped her nose, then shuddered violently once more. Assuming that the woman might have a cold, the man was still curious about the shuddering. A few more minutes passed when the woman sneezed yet again. As before she took a tissue, wiped her nose, her body shaking ever more than before.

Unable to restrain his curiosity, the man turned to the woman and said, "I couldn't help but notice that you've sneezed three times, wiped your nose and then shuddered violently. Are you ok?"

"I am sorry if I disturbed you, I have a very rare medical condition; whenever I sneeze I have an orgasm."

The man, more tha…

Race for the Cure

My old friend Brian is going to be participating in this year's Race for the Cure to support breast cancer research. I'm so proud of him and his involvement! I'm not sure yet whether I'll just be donating or joining him in the walking but I encourage you guys to all go make a donation to his cause. Even $5 can make a difference and I thank you for your help!

Brian's Race Page

Two months of my life I'll never get back :-(

Friday signaled the end of almost two months of virtual hell at my job. We were working shifts of 7am to 5pm or 9am to 7pm since August which escalated into a 68-hour work week this last week. I'm so unhappy at my current job that I can hardly stand it. I haven't been blogging about it because I like to post happy things out here and what's the point of bitching if I'm not doing anything about it, right? I started actively pursuing other opportunities about a month ago (once I figured out that this job isn't getting any better, only worse) and I've got some interviews lined up for this week. As much as my phone has been ringing with interested employers I really don't forsee a problem with finding another position...I just want to be really really sure that the one I accept will be a good one that I can stay at for a while. I really hate it that I'm already looking again since it seems like only yesterday that I was doing the job hunting thing. Still th…