Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I am sure that I can convince James to help me recreate it at the office on one of our slow days. I love fall...
Friday, September 26, 2008
Yes, I said stocked up. Normally, I would only buy one or two little cartons - one for me and one for Andrew. But they were BOGO free at Publix and that is like Ben & Jerry's giving away free ice cream! So when I called down the aisle and asked if I could "stock up" on it, Andrew should not have surprised when he looked in my basket and saw 8 cartons of Ben & Jerry's. But you see, I notice trends with the sales at Publix and I take advantage of them when possible. (At any given point I could have 4 boxes of Cheez-Its or 6 different types of pastas on hand. Like I said, I take advantage of the sales trends.)
This morning I just online to read the news before actually starting my day of number crunching, and I find this headline on the MSN front page:
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Right down the street from the office, we have two gas stations on either corner. They also didn't have regular or mid-grade level gas. At this point I was going to put a few gallons of premium in to get me around this evening and fill up near the house in the morning. But they didn't have that either! They both were completely out of gas!
I told my Dad about it when I got into the office and evidently those two stations have been totally out of gas all week. So my question...
Should I call AAA now and tell them I am out of gas and have them bring me my two free gallons so I can make it back to the 'Boro to get regular gas? Or wait until I am driving I-24 home and completely run out?
If I don't show up for GNO at Barnes & Noble on time, look for me on the side of I-24E and pick me up there. Just kidding - let's hope it doesn't come down to that.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
It was disappointing to turn it on this morning and get nothing but the stink of melting plastic. It would heat up but no air would come out. It will be missed. I ran to the guest bathroom and grabbed my spare hair dryer and while using it was thinking to myself ,"I wonder when Ulta will have another 20% off coupon?" And then it hit me - that CHI lasted me a whopping 14-15 months. That is it. And now I am using a hair dryer that I bought my freshman or sophomore year of college. Maybe I won't spend the money on a new one...yeah, it dried my hair so fast and was extremely quiet (as much as a hair dryer can be), but it was trouble from day one when I couldn't get that stinkin' diffuser to stay on the nozzle.
So I am in search of a treasured 20% off coupon for Ulta, but will wait a while to buy a new one. It depends on how much I actually miss it. As of today, I couldn't bring myself to throw it in the garbage. Sad, I know, but it still looks like new.
Try this one: Color Career Counselor
Depending on the colors that you are least and most attracted to, they will determine your 1st and 2nd best occupational category. You can pay for more information, but I just wanted to see what it would basically say about me. My results:
Best Occupational Category
You're a CREATOR
Key Words:Nonconforming, Impulsive, Expressive, Romantic, Intuitive, Sensitive, and Emotional
These original types place a high value on aesthetic qualities and have a great need for self expression. They enjoy working independently, being creative, using their imagination, and constantly learning something new. Fields of interest are art, drama, music, and writing or places where they can express, assemble, or implement creative ideas.
CREATOR OCCUPATIONS: Suggested careers are
Advertising Executive, Architect, Web Designer, Creative Director, Public Relations, Fine or Commercial Artist, Interior Decorator, Lawyer, Librarian, Musician, Reporter, Art Teacher, Broadcaster, Technical Writer, English Teacher, Architect, Photographer, Medical Illustrator, Corporate Trainer, Author, Editor, Landscape Architect, Exhibit Builder, and Package Designer.
CREATOR WORKPLACES: Consider workplaces where you can create and improve beauty and aesthetic qualities. Unstructured, flexible organizations that allow self-expression work best with your free-spirited nature. Suggested Creator workplaces are advertising, public relations, and interior decorating firms; artistic studios, theaters and concert halls; institutions that teach crafts, universities, music, and dance schools. Other workplaces to consider are art institutes, museums, libraries, and galleries.
2nd Best Occupational Category
You're an ORGANIZER
Key Words:Self-Control, Practical, Self-Contained, Orderly, Systematic, Precise, and Accurate
These conservative appearing, plotting-types enjoy organizing, data systems, accounting, detail, and accuracy. They often enjoy mathematics and data management activities such as accounting and investment management. Persistence and patience allows them to do detailed paperwork, operate office machines, write business reports, and make charts and graphs.
Looks like I did a good job of finding a career that suites me. Accounting and organization go together like peanut butter and jelly. I feel like everything I colored purple describes me.
Your turn! Let me know what your 2 best categories are!