Thursday, February 12, 2009

It's Ryan the Temp!

Check out this movie trailer.

It's a little different role than we're used to seeing our little Ryan Howard in. Kind of crazy if you ask me - but that's Tarantino.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

15 Random Things

The 25 Random Things phenomenon has been passed around Facebook, and I admit, I even participated myself. I find these kinds of things interesting, entertaining, and a good way to pass the afternoon when it's a little slower at work.

Ever since then, I've thought about resubmitting my entries, but figured it would be interesting to do a 15 Things I Think About or Question Throughout the Day, But Wouldn't Admit Out Loud (Until Now!)-type post. So that's what I'm going to do now for you to enjoy :)

1. Is it weird that I took the stairs after lunch today because I saw 3 men in suits waiting for the elevator & didn't want to be the only woman to ride up one floor with them? (I had food/drink in both hands, the elevator would have been way easier, but I didn't spill anything!) And it may have something to do with the fact I was wearing brown pants and my favorite black fleece jacket & didn't want the stares from the real professionals.

2. In the bathroom at work, they will put the half used rolls on top of the toilet paper dispenser so they can be refilled. I realized I always use the rolls on top if they're there. One day I wanted to defy my natural tendency so I physically forced myself to use the roll inside the dispenser - but couldn't handle it & ended up tearing the 2nd piece from the rolls on top :)

3. Driving down Story Street yesterday on the way to work, I thought I saw a cat crossing the road, but I soon realized it was actually a possum! Then I spent the next few minutes on my drive questioning if it was 'possum' or 'opossum' and if both were actually real words. Then I started to think/say in my head 'possum' and wondered if that was even the right word because it started to sound like gibberish the more I thought about it. (I still haven't googled it to see which is correct!)

4. Almost every morning, right as I realize my alarm is going off, I have a split second where I stop & question, "Wait, do I feel sick? Do I feel bad enough to call in sick for work & go back to sleep? Nope, not today." Then I hit snooze & go back to bed for a few minutes before getting up for the day.

5. Do my callers get as annoyed as I do about the number of times I say verify, administrator/tion, confirm/ing, or today/this morning/this afternoon during our calls?

6. I often remember people & friends who were pivotal during certain seasons of my life but I have lost touch with. They are still very near in my thoughts & if I saw them again, I would probably still feel as close to them as I did when we were last together - and then I wonder if they ever think of me the same way. I often fear people mean more to me than I do to them :( There is a season for all things (including relationships/friendships)!

7. I usually don't swear. Unless I get really scared (spider/bug moments) or really frustrated (9th grade golf team & pitching [badly] in softball). But lately, I find myself swearing while working a video with Jillian from the Biggest Loser. She's killer.

8. I don't know what the real definition would be of a "social drinker" but I had a little insight during our work bowling party this last weekend. I usually don't choose alcoholic drinks unless it's a special occasion or given to me for free (it's expensive!). I found that after one Sex On the Beach, I was more relaxed around my coworkers, I bowled a better game, and I really enjoyed my night. Now, that's not to say the same things wouldn't have happened without it, but it was simply an interesting observation.

9. I find more and more random things alike with my friend Kate from work. Our sense of humor is very similar, we're extremely competitive, we like Homestarrunner & quote "Lures & Jigs" all the time, and we recently discovered we'd both picked out the same name for our future daughters - I would tell you, but she made me take it off so you won't be tempted to steal it.

10. I got a $1.00 snow globe in a gift bag from my coordinator at work & it's probably one of my favorite gifts. I'm not sure why, but it will be on my desk for most likely the whole year - and Kate even coined the sarcastic phrase "Go shake a snow globe" when she's trying to be mean to me. (But then I do it & the comment loses its meanness when taken literally :) )

11. I get made fun of by coworkers (mostly Stacy) when they catch me watching The Biggest Loser online over lunch while eating chocolate & fried food from the cafeteria.

12. Sometimes I wonder when my hair will turn gray. It has already started. I once had a stranger cut my hair & she called me out on it....then she laughed. I thought it was rather rude. My aunt, who I prefer to cut my hair, was a little more compassionate, but didn't lie - she found several stray gray/silver hairs the last time she highlighted it. I noticed a bunch today as I glanced in the mirror while washing my hands.

13. Have you ever wondered who is a thinker of an original thought? Or are all the things we think about simply recycled from someone who has already thought the same thought?

14. I am not sure if I am losing all knowledge of the English language or am possibly getting smarter....but I find that when I try to write or explain something, I use several words trying to get the same idea across (For example: in this paragraph - I used both write and explain; #12 - gray/silver; etc.) I try to encompass every possibility & variation with my explanations.....see, I just did it again!!

15. I take notes during my calls - every now & then as I'm writing a certificate or other number down, I'll pause & think, "Man, that's really nice handwriting...why don't I write like this all the time?" My handwriting changes with my moods, my attention span, & my stress level.

**Disclaimer** I'm giving up after 15 things because it's the end of the day and it's hard to remember the random things I think about, since let's face it, they're random. I should have been keeping better track of them as they came up :) Thanks for reading!

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Who are you on LOST?

You Are Hurley

To the outside observer, you're a happy-go-lucky, fun person.

And it's true that you know how to have a good time.

You can make the best of a bad situation. You love making other people smile.

You're also quite level headed. You're often the voice of reason during chaotic times.

However, there's a lot more inner turmoil going on than most people realize.

You sometimes wonder if you're going crazy, and you even wonder if you're cursed.

The Sesame Street Personality Quiz

You Are Ernie

Playful and childlike, you are everyone's favorite friend - even if your goofy antics get annoying at times.

You are usually feeling: Amused - you are very easily entertained

You are famous for: Always making people smile. From your silly songs to your wild pranks, you keep things fun.

How you life your life: With ease. Life is only difficult when your friends won't play with you!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009


I'm not sure if I should brag on this fact or hide it, but here goes.....

It's Wednesday, not quite noon, and I've already watched an episode of The City & 3 episodes of Jon & Kate Plus 8 online today....

I'm thankful for our slow days, but sometimes I wish it could just be better spread out & distributed throughout the week!