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Archive for July, 2006

Wordless Wednesday #1

My first ever Wordless Wednesday.

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My attitude today is slightly better than it was yesterday. Not much better, but slightly! I realized after sleeping on it that the system won’t be so bad once I learn it. All I have to do is get over the hatred of having to do anything with accounting and numbers. That’s all. Sounds easy, dontcha think? GAH!!!!!

I downloaded a song onto my iPod recently and I’m just loving it. I Write Sins Not Tragedies by Panic! At the Disco. The post title is a line from that song. I just love this song. I’ve been listening to it over and over for a few days now. I think I need to get the whole album. Does anyone out there have the whole album/cd? What do you think? Is it as good as this one song? I’d hate to go out and buy the damn thing and then hate all the songs except this one haha

I have 61 days until the cruise. I’ll be cruisin’ to Mexico, drinking some fruity drink with an umbrella, sitting by the pool and people watching (half nekkid, hopefully single men.) 61 days and I’ll be out of the country. I was reading some of the pre-cruise stuff I mentioned a few days ago and I noticed that they offer wireless network access if I were to bring my laptop. Not going to happen. NOT.GOING.TO.HAPPEN. If I feel the need for an internet fix while I’m there, they have a 24 hour internet cafe as well. (don’t count on it my friends!)

I need to find a smiley sitting on a lounge chair drinking a fruity drink with an umbrella in it. That will be my mission when I get home from a birthday party tonight! My best friend’s oldest son is turning 13. 13 I said! GAH!!! I’ve known him most of his life and he’s growing up way too fast for my liking!

Until next time… 😎

Where’s that cheese to go with this whine?

Ever have one of those days where you forget why you like your job? I’ve been doing what I’m doing for about 3 1/2 years. I’ve been on the department 14. In the last 8 months I have enjoyed my job so much more than I have the last 14 years combined. Today? Not so much. I hated my job.

I’m stressing out over a new computer system that I have to learn and I hate it. It’s accounting stuff. I suck at accounting. I hate accounting. The only thing with numbers I’m good at is memorizing phone numbers, license plate numbers (I know, useless shit) and personnel (badge) numbers of people I work with. Other than that, numbers are the fucking anti christ for me.

I believe once I learn this new computer system I’ll be OK and it won’t seem so hard. Right now? It looks and sounds like the Greek language to me. Have I mentioned I don’t speak any foreign languages? OK, I didn’t? Well I have now.

Along with learning THAT new computer system, I get to learn how to do some crime analyst work. You know, get arrest statistics and other crap like that. I’m stressed. Too much on my plate makes me very unhappy. I have pretty much delegated any other work I could delegate and I’m still going under. I dislike that. I dislike the feeling like I’m on a sinking ship and I’m drowning. Tomorrow morning when I get to work, I’m going to figure out a way to do all this new stuff along with my current duties. I’ll figure it out and once I do, I’ll be less stressed.

Until then, I feel like my neck and shoulders are knotted into a little bow and are going to pop any second. Along with that feeling, I just now got home about 15 minutes ago from bowling. My day started at 4:45 when I woke up. I’ll be lucky to get to sleep by 11:00 (I don’t sleep well).

I’m whining, I know. Just send me some cheese. I like cheddar, k? thanks. And I’ll be better tomorrow. I promise.

OH and did I mention the asshat car who was driving on US95 with their bright headlights on? Yeah, right behind me, just far enough back to where it was right in my rearview mirror. Hooray for me.

The highlight of my day was the fact I bowled a 148 in the first game and a 158 in the 2nd. My third game? I sucked ass and didn’t even break 100. I’m embarrassed by that score so I will not mention it.

Thanks for letting me vent!

Until next time… 😎

Silent Sunday 2nd post of the day

This is taken from MSNBC.com Week in Pictures. I found it beautiful at the same time as very scary for those horses.

Wildfire near Redlands, CA July 15.

Silent Sunday

I posted this one earlier this week. I’m posting it again because I like love it.

Lightning strikes in the northwest Las Vegas Valley. Taken from my back yard on July 19.

This picture taken from MSNBC.com Week In Pictures.


8th Annual Lantern Festival, July 13 Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston MA

I’m so excited. And I just can’t hide it!

OK, I haven’t mentioned this in awhile, so this post is ALL about THE cruise. First, we have 64 days until we board the ship for the Mexican Riviera.

Second, I got the cruise packet in the mail yesterday. Here’s what’s in this packet….Passage Contracts, Pre-Cruise Checklist, Embarkation Check List, Cruise Answer Book. In this paperwork it directs me to Princess Cruises Online.

At their website, I can completely register all my information. So I did! I now have to get all of MH’s information and I can pre-register her too! This will allow us Express Check In when we get to the ship on September 23rd.

While online, I noticed I can pre-reserve shore excursions AND Lotus Spa stuff. I went into the Lotus Spa stuff and reserved two massages. One for me, one for MH. I reserved a Reflexology massage for me and a Shiatsu Massage for her.

These massages will be the morning of our first full day on board. We have two days at sea when we first leave Los Angeles, so why not? It will give us something to do for a few hours!

I so cannot wait for this cruise! I’m very excited and am really looking forward to not only getting out of Las Vegas, but getting out of the Country for a week! WOOT!!

Celebrating

OK, so for today, I slept in so I missed my date with Sportscenter. There’s always tomorrow! I’m getting ready to leave here and go get my hair colored. It’s hot and muggy outside, it’s 100 degrees already (and it’s not even noon yet!) and about 30% humidity. 30% is not so bad elsewhere in the country. In Las Vegas? It turns this place in to a freaking sauna!!!!

Until next time…. 😎

My Obituary.


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I’ll figure this out, one day!

I love it when I figure shit out. When I figure stuff out without bugging my brother! I did however, bug Vixen cause I saw she had gotten a smiley from the FF addon into one of her posts. I’ve been wondering how to do this.

I emailed her and asked her. She gave me directions. I did what she told me to do, however, it did not work for me. So of course, I think OK what am I doing wrong? If that won’t work, there HAS TO BE A WAY.

I have my smiley stuff open while I’m in my browser like a little sidebar type thing. So while in this post, I clicked on the smiley I want to use. There are little buttons at the top of this little sidebar thing and there is one that says “insert html code” so I clicked on that. Guess what? It worked! 2 Thumbs Up

I know all of the above probably sounded really convoluted and confusing. That would be cause I’m HTML and all things coding illiterate and rarely, if ever, figure this shit out! Woohoo

Please expect to see some smileys here and there throughout my posts. I will try really hard not to go crazy with them now that I know how to do them!

I paid my bills today and took a half hour nap. WOOT! Now I’m trying to get the energy to make a grocery list and go shopping. It is, however, 103 degrees outside already. WTF Banana

Until next time… 😎

Dedication Friday

I realized recently that I had not been visiting as many blogs as I usually do and I definitely had not been leaving many comments. Just kind of lurking. I’m a lurker. Today, I woke up at 7:30 (that’s sleeping in for me, folks!) and I decided I was going to go through every single blog in my blogroll and the ones I have bookmarked. I started this venture at about 8:15am. It is now about 9:30 and I’m still working on it.

I finished the blogroll fairly quickly, however, I noticed I just lurked and left only one comment. Which, is OK, at least I visited the blog and read it. I caught up with that person’s life in the last few days (or weeks, depending on how long it’s been since I’ve been there.) I am now working through the bookmarks I have. I really do need to blogroll some of these people cause I read them regularly.

Today is Dedication Friday, where I’m supposed to dedicate a song to people (or a person). However, this week, I’m just posting a song. No one inparticular is this dedicated too. I just like the lyrics and the artist. This week it’s Damn by Matchbox 20.

Damn

this old world well
don’t it make you wanna think damn
this cold girl well
I know she wanna make you scream, damn

what’s the matter girl
don’t you think I’m good enough
this old heart’s had a whole lot a breakin’ down
she’s got all these reasons in her head

(chorus 1)
all that time she knew if I lied
you can bet she will
she’s taking her time ‘til I thought I would die
and I can’t sit still

things got turned ‘round
don’t know where I started from, damn
I can’t eat, can’t sleep
could have been a bigger man, damn
oh what’s the matter girl well don’t you think I’m bright enough
this old man had hard time getting here
you can leave your number at the door

(chorus 1)

(chorus 2)
and there’s nothing at all
yeah there’s nothing at all
well there’s nothing at all
to make her change her mind

this old house been quiet since
you went away, damn
mixed up fixed out
don’t forget who got you here, damn

what’s the matter world
well don’t you see I opened up
this whole part been played by another man
I pulled out the reason card instead

(chorus 1)

(chorus 2)

says she can find
the things that make up a life
I bet she will she stays behind, I could stay here all night
I could stay here until

until there’s nothing at all
yeah there’s nothing at all
well there’s nothing at all
to make her change her mind

F.O.A.D. Thursday

Fuck Off and Die Thursday. It’s here. Aren’t you excited? We all know how much I love this day. And we also know that I have struggled on some Thursdays to figure out who or what group of people I would like to tell to Fuck off and Die.

I’ll start with people who get too big for their britches at work. They complain that we are low staffed. So my boss works his ass off to get us more people on a particular shift. For months he worked to get these people. We get the people (they started Saturday) and someone was overheard two days later complaining that manpower sucked around our station. OK WTF?!?!?! To those who work with me and who cry cause of the manpower issue? FUCK OFF AND DIE. We’ve worked for MONTHS to get you these people. Be happy with what you have and quit bitching cause we are going to stop listening. Soon.

Second I’d like to send this one out to the Asshat. For two weeks in a row he’s been right up my ass, bugging the shit outta me. I think he’s trying to prove to me that he isn’t just like any other player. Which, as we all know, he really is. So for chasing this argument into a 2nd week, FUCK OFF AND DIE. And oh, would you mind getting over yourself? Your ego is pushing the rest of us outta the building. K? Thanks! (And yes, I know that he reads this page sometimes)

To the cab drivers (yes, that’s plural) who cut me off today when I was coming back to the station after lunch….FUCK OFF AND DIE. Just cause you got a cab company sign covering your car up does not give you the right to cut me off. Or to cut anyone off for that matter. You drive like shit, you are a piece of shit and you can FUCK OFF AN DIE (oooh they got TWO!).

To Mother Nature…for making me (and millions of other women around the world) suffer monthly. For all the bloating, cramping, emotional dysfunction and all the other shit that comes along with this menstrual cycle…FUCK OFF AND DIE. Now, I realize I probably just brought bad Karma onto my head 10 fold from that, however, at the moment I could not care any less. I’m miserable and for that, FOADT goes to Mother Nature.

For more information on who else participates in Fuck Off and Die Thursdays, check out the official page!

Until next time… 😛