Friday, June 27, 2008

Fabulous Film Friday


I have not done Fabulous Film Friday in what seems like forever! But WALL-E has re-inspired me. I love cartoon movies! ....especially by Pixar. So, here we go...

Synopsis from Yahoo! Movies:

What if mankind had to leave Earth, and somebody forgot to turn the last robot off? Wall-E, spends every day doing what he was made for. But soon, he will discover what he was meant for, as he adventures across the galaxy chasing his dream.

and the Trailer from You Tube:

and who thought a cartoon robot could be sooooo freaking adorable??!!

Wait...does Short Circuit count?

NAH....he wasn't a cute little falling in love and full of fear then overcoming my fears cartoon robot. Short Circuit was actually a smidge on the creepy side.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Birthday Bash-ing

I know I have not written in a couple of weeks and I hate to return to the writing board with a nasty little vent. BUT I am so bothered by a person's audacity that I have to share the rant with the world.

Here is some background first. There is this girl (don't most venting rages start this way?)...anyway, there is this girl that works for my "Person." The poor girl is the only girl that works with 5 guys. I know you got to give her some credit. BUT, she is whiny, needy, emotional, immature, and selfish. I know...why am I judging? Oh, not judging, it is the truth. I have defended her and sympathized with the young "woe is me" girl but there is a point when you have to buck up and grow up a little.

So, today is her birthday. Her sad story is that she hasn't celebrated her birthday in the STATES in a while. I know....poor poor her. Her last few birthdays have been in a different country. boo freaking hoo. So, she wants to make sure she has a good birthday in the states. OK. Fine. I understand wanting to have a good birthday period.

Last night, a group of us went to eat for her birthday. It was all the guys from her work and their woman friends. Keep in mind that this girl is the youngest and she is 3-5 years younger than the rest of us. All of us are having a good time, eating, telling jokes, and she even got a birthday cookie and the waitress to sing to her. Fun right?

In addition to last night, I offered that we and some other girls go out Friday night for her birthday and do some bar hopping or something with just the girls. I am very willing to try and make someone have a fun birthday.

SOOOOOOOOO, this morning I get a phone call from an unknown number...and if I do not recognize the number, I do not answer. The caller left me a voicemail. The message was from the birthday girl's friend, whom I never gave my phone number to....the birthday girl gave it to her. The friend proceeds to inform me that the birthday girl was upset and mad that she did not got a gift from anyone the night before. So, on Friday, the birthday girl wants a real birthday party with a cake. Not just any cake, but a white cake with confetti. She also has a list of places she wants to go on Friday night that she thinks will be fun.

I can't believe it! Who does that? I would never for a second be mad or upset that all the people that showed up for my birthday dinner didn't get me a gift. We are not turning 10 years old here, we're turning 23, little missy! I would never tell the people that offered to take me out for my birthday that my first birthday celebration sucked because no one got me a gift and that I want a certain kind of birthday cake for my second celebration.

I am a firm believer that if you don't expect it or demand it, people will be more likely to bend over backwards to make sure that your "day", whatever it may be, will be joyful. I have always joked that I have a birthday week, but if someone was unable to come out to celebrate due to prior obligations or money matters, I would never hold that against them. I would never notice if my friends showed up without gifts, their presence is more than enough for me. I have never been one to expect anyone else to ensure my happiness; I am the only who controls my own happiness. Most years, if asked what I want for my birthday, I have no idea when it comes to material things...I can normally get "things" for myself. I only ask for peoples' presence...and if you can't come, I'll probably see you on your birthday or next year at mine if you can make it.

So, normally I would give in and still be nice. I would go get the cake and show up with a smile. I am thinking not this time. She is not a "good" friend of mine and I frankly do not have the extra money to make her 23rd birthday (the first in the states for awhile) the big bash she is demanding. I am tired of defending her and sticking up for her immaturity. I would much rather go home after work, put on my PJ's, and watch a rental movie...and I think that is exactly what I am going to do.

Any thoughts?

Monday, June 09, 2008

Monday Picture Love

Thought I'd share some Picture Love since I am still awake due to a late start on my evening work. The pictures bring a smile to my face and I hope they bring a little bit of joy to you too.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Back in Business

Let me begin by saying, "I have missed you, o' wonderful world of internet searching, internet window shopping, blogging, blog reading, and even WORKING."

My life has been through some big ole changes this past month. First, I started my new job in the real corporate world and I am thoroughly enjoying it. Three weeks in this new job and I am already envisioning trips to the water cooler, interoffice drama, practical jokes, and free food. Why can I envision this so well? Because it has already ALL happened!! I am so not kidding. I am going to love this new job.

Although this new environment is going to be magnificent, the new digs have strict internet usage rules. I can't even get on to my blog or check my personal e-mail! I know, blasphemy! So, with longer hours and still trying to fit in the part-time writing gig when I get home in the evening, my blogging has been slightly overlooked. Sorry. BUT, my blogging love may be coming into a state of renew...and here is why.

Last week, after I already being super stressed from trying to understand what the heck I am supposed to be doing at my new job, how I can still motivate myself to write a little bit when I get home every night, how I am going to balance my new salary ( I took a slight pay-cut for this new fancy job), and still make sure I love on all of my doggies....I get a virus on my PC. It was like super uber virus that had a vengeance against me or something. What did I do to you, PC? I defended you and loved you for a whole three years! Why did you have to go get sick on me...again?! Yup. Again. This was not the first time this little PC decided to get sick. But, I soon discovered this little virus was not so little and it was not going to go down without a fight.

So, after not being able to get on the internet, not being able to even run a virus scan, and not being able to free up disk space...I was at a loss. I thought I had the PC world's strongest defender against viruses after our first battle, but my super virus protection was no match for the Uber virus. So, after a three day war, three days of not being able to get any work done, three days of not being able to check my e-mail, and three days of skulking and throwing temper tantrums, I conceded.

Don't think I didn't concede without proving my own point, either! I got up early this morning, headed to the mall, and waited for the Apple store to open their heavenly doors. Yes, I got myself a my Mac shorts, stupid PC!

So, two hours later, I am comfortably sitting on my couch, sun-light pouring through the window behind me, Ruby snoring next to me on the couch, sipping on a Strawberry-kiwi Capri Sun and blogging away on my new Mac in my lap. And yes, my PC is sitting on the coffee table in front of me recoiling in defeat.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Which Sex and the City Character are You?

Sex and the City was wonderful and absolutely fabulous. I intend to see it at least one more time in the theater. Have you seen it yet?

In honor of all the Sex and the City frenzy, which Sex and the City character are you most like? This quiz from C's site was fun. How accurate do you think it is?

You scored 60% Carrie
Your answers peg you as a Carrie-type, much influenced by the Air Sign qualities associated with Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. Like confident Carrie, a sex columnist, you're curious and perceptive, always seeking answers and never satisfied with the superficial. An Air Sign influence can lead to indecision and an avoidance of tough issues, like with Carrie and her on-again, off-again attachment to Mr. Big. Forward-thinking, incredibly intelligent and witty, you just exude quirky charm. You'd be utterly bored by someone who's just a pretty face or hot body -- though you don't mind looking and flirting! You're more turned on by an equally smart and funny mate, someone who challenges your mind and makes you laugh. You love to talk, so you need a good listener who's open to playful and eccentric ideas about love and lovemaking.

You scored 30% Miranda
You chose many of the same answers that Earth Sign-like Miranda, the cynical but pragmatic lawyer, might have chosen. Just like Miranda's had a tough time deciding whether to give in to the affections of Steve the Bartender, you don't give your heart up to just anyone. Miranda shies away from a relationship with Steve because he's 'just' a bartender, not something more conventionally ambitious or stable. Those with powerful Earth Sign qualities -- characteristics associated with Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn -- are cautious in love and seek stability and status over nearly anything else. Earth Signs provide a steady, realistic attitude and they can bring order out of chaos. A little-known Earth Sign fact: Incredibly sensual, you seethe beneath that smart, expensive business suit of yours, yearning for intimacy but hesitant to give up your material needs, your career ambitions or your responsibilities for a passionate moment that might not turn out the way you'd hope.

You scored 10% Charlotte
A romantic at heart, you chose the answers that demure Charlotte may have chosen. Strongly influenced by the intuitive, profound and sometimes naïve Water Signs -- Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces -- you're like a mother, a mystery and a poet all in one. Though on the surface you may seem innocent and all about seeking the good in people, beneath the surface, you hide secret yearnings for intimacy, for attachment and ideal love. You're seeking a knight in shining armor, a soul mate, someone who will complete you and tether you to the earth when you get carried away with your fantasies. You're super-sensitive, soaking up the moods of others; you emote freely, crying at commercials and sappy movies. You also provide a shoulder to cry on and open arms for hugs. Be careful that you're not so wide-eyed and trusting that you get taken in by some cunning wolf in sheep's clothing.

You scored 0% Samantha
You identify with Samantha's bold and liberated Fire Sign qualities, characteristics associated with the Signs of Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. You're strong, audacious and larger than life -- and you take what you want! Sometimes you can even be thoughtless and selfish, as you get so caught up in craving immediate gratification and excitement that you overlook someone's feelings. Your personal style likely reflects your desires: sleek, low-cut, revealing just a bit more than might be considered acceptable. Watch that you're not coming on too strong, though. You could scare potential suitors off with all your drama. If you seek so much attention, the more basic qualities of the Fire Signs could be burned right out of the picture. Show less skin or cleavage and more of your creativity, your vibrant leadership skills and courageous generosity!