Friday, February 29, 2008

Recently discovered

Found out that my former coworkers are having fun in the blog world...

Friday's Feast

This week's Friday's Feast:


Who was the last person you hugged?


Share a beauty or grooming trick or tip with us.
-be natural


What does the color yellow make you think of?

Main Course

If you were to make your living as a photographer, what subject would your pictures revolve around?
-ocean and humpback whales


What was the longest book you ever read?
-The Stand by Stephen King

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


This week's SBQ was suggested by Rachel and is:

What is your cross stitch weakness? (i.e., What do you have to have
when you see it, even if you are supposed to be on the Wagon?)

-I usually end up picking up kits for people in mind when I'm supposed to be on the Wagon. Sometimes, I'll pick up floss.

Cutie alert

Friday, February 22, 2008

For Cathy

Friday's Feast

This week's Friday's Feast:


Have you ever played a practical joke on anyone? If so, what did you do and who was your victim?
-never done anything really serious. And it's been to a number of different people.


What do your salt and pepper shakers look like?
-don't own any since I don't really use salt and pepper to season my food after it's been cooked.


Where is the next place you plan to visit (on vacation or business)?
-boyfriend's home

Main Course

What kind of lotion or cream do you use to keep your hands from getting too dry?
-Aveeno Intense Relief Hand Cream


Make up a dessert, tell us its ingredients, and give it a name.
-World of Chocolate: chocolate brownie with or without nuts, with chocolate fudge sauce, warmed with a small scoop of chocolate ice cream with chocolate sprinkles


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Left open to interpretation

Had an interesting dream this morning that was interrupted by my crackhead cousin. Scott and I were at some function (either sports or concert) and we had driven there. It was in NYC, so the fact alone that we drove was interesting. We met up with his friend Matt and by the end of the thing, Scott was completely ignoring me. I had gotten fed up, said fuck this and went to catch the subway as we were leaving the arena-something that I never would have done. My last looking at Matt and Scott was that they were busy chatting away walking to the car and never noticed that I had left. Before I could find out if Scott ever did notice, Denise had woken me up. I have a strong idea of what this means and it actually gave me some peace.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Another Dive Invitation

What I miss about NYC

In no particular order:

Chicken and Broccoli with brown rice from Bobo (when it's good)
The playing of Bejeweled for hours on end because SI was slow and BK didn't need help
The not dealing with supervisees crap like sexism, racism and ageism all wrapped into one
Crackheads at work
The ability to see a Broadway show at the drop of a hat
Central Park
Prospect Park
Shea Stadium
The ability to find a good restaurant
The ongoing talk about the kids...and knowing that they are not the 2-legged human kind
Knowing that I have a comfortable place to call home
Having quiet
Having my kids run around
The playing of games
The relatively short trips to CT or Long Island
The not having to drive anywhere
My reading time

Friday, February 15, 2008

Friday's Feast

This week's Friday's Feast:


Name one thing that is unique about you.
-my loyalty


Fill in the blank: My favorite _animal________ is _a humpback whale________ but I like _dogs________ too.


What type of wood do you have for your home’s furnishings?
-I have wood furnishings?

Main Course

Who do you talk to most often on the phone?


What level of responsibility do you have in your job?
-I'm a supervisor...what does that tell you?

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

I hope that everyone has a good day today. If you have a loved one, consider yourself blessed. If not, don't despair and count your several other blessings. Don't give into the hype of all the commercialism out there. You should be thankful for your loved ones, no matter what day it is.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Who I should vote for?

I got this one from Sue:

Who You Should Vote For

Barack Obama: 80%
Hillary Clinton: 60%
John McCain: 33%
Ron Paul: 27%
Mike Huckabee: 20%

Who you agree with on the war in Iraq: Ron Paul

Who you agree with on the economy: Barack Obama

Who you agree with on health care: Hillary Clinton

Who you agree with on taxes: Mike Huckabee

Who you agree with on abortion: Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama

Who you agree with on gay rights: Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama

Anyone want to take a dive with me?

Wednesday, February 06, 2008


I actually finished a book!
I've also been doing some cross-stitching. Wow!
Been doing some research on apartments down here in NC. Will probably be moving sooner than I had initially anticipated.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Just want to say

Thank you to the NY Giants for beating the New England Patriots last night in SuperBowl XLII. Now my '72 Dolphins can continue stating that they are the only team with an absolutely perfect season. So here's my champagne glass toasted to you.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Life as Jen knows it

I never mean to hurt people, especially the good ones but I know that I have recently hurt someone and I will never be able to apologize enough for it.
I have someone new in my life and it never intended to be more than a friendship. But we both feel a connection and are willing to try this out despite all the hurt that we both have felt over the years thanks to the exes of our lives. He's a fun, kind and caring guy that not many people would be able to stick around and get past his passions to see his complete self. He was there when I got into the accident and he allows me to be who I am. He brings out the wacky side of me, something that not many have been able to do. He's free spirited and I need some of that to counteract my serious nature.
I need money...damn American society that we live in. So part of me is really thinking about getting that little friendship bracelet/bookmark business up and going. Now it's just a matter of taking pictures of what I've already created and starting up the site. It's either that or finding a part-time weekend job or really pushing my ass to get some writing down and published.
Work is a bunch of chaos. As supervisor, I'm in charge of making sure that my people are actually doing their jobs. I've always been the type of person who will give people enough rope to hang themselves. Well, for some, the hanging has already been starting and I'll be having the pleasure of writing them up very soon for not responding or doing the work without the tantrums. Almost every day I hear something new about this person or that person leaving the agency, finacial problems up the ass. How the hell do you lose $500,000? It's nice to have a vision of where you want your agency to go but if you don't have the business intelligence to back it up, it's a problem. At least with Ramon, he had massive ideas but was able to try to achieve them thanks to the environment that we worked in. My current boss can't do that. People are wanting their money back and there is no documentation of where the money went. Not a great feeling. So I'm also trying to figure out if I should be looking hard for another job.
Also, trying to figure out if I should start focusing on finding a new place to live. Mostly so my cats have room to roam around instead of being confined to my room. It is obvious that they are not happy and I need to be looking out for them. Of course, with no money, it can be tricky. Too bad I can't inherit some money from some wealthy person or win the lottery without paying for the ticket. I know that things will work out and that it's just a matter of time. The question is how long is that matter of time going to be?

Friday, February 01, 2008

Friday's Feast

This week's Friday's Feast:

What is your favorite kind of cereal?
-regular Cheerios

When was the last time you purchased something for your home, what was it, and in which room did it go?
-I don't own a home, but it was probably a Glade air freshener refill for my bedroom

What is the funniest commercial you’ve ever seen?
-The ESPN Sports Center one with Adam Vinateri (sp) going through a metal detector and having to take off all of his Super Bowl rings in front of Jim Kelly.

Main Course
Make up a name for a company by using a spice and an animal (example: Cinnamon Monkey).
Cumin Hyena

Fill in the blank: I haven’t been this happy since 2006.