Saturday, October 25, 2008

Sunday Night Web Jewels

Yeah, yeah, it's not Sunday and it's not night. You'll be glad I posted early when you check out this blog. OMG. I laughed until tears were squirting out of my face like a sprinkler.

Monday, October 20, 2008

I've been tagged!

Kaye and Marcy tagged me so I'd better comply (they know where I live). :)

Seven weird little facts about me and seven blogs tagged by me...


1. I worked in Finance & Accounting at Hewlett Packard for a bunch of years. Can you imagine? Me? It wasn't a good fit. LOL! I liked working with people but the numbers bored me. I started in the collections department. Again, can you imagine ME collecting money from people? Yeah, neither could they. LOL!

2. I met my husband at Hewlett Packard. He worked in the IT department (computer nerd!) and had just moved here. I dated a few guys from work before him but he was the only KEEPER! I actually had a check list - you know, like, traits I needed a man to have (sense of humor, good listener, intelligent) and stuff I would never put up with again (lying, cheating, etc.) and he was the only one who passed the list test.

3. My husband is originally from the UK. He still has the British accent but I have trained him to use American words for stuff like elevator (lift), trunk (boot), faucet (tap) and cigarette (don't get me started...) His parents and brother still live in the UK. We miss them.

4. I am originally from Minnesota. Not much to say about that except that it's a good place to be a kid in but I'm not sure it would be all that much fun as an adult. Playing in the snow is way more fun than shoveling it. My mom is currently living in MN, taking care of my elderly grandmother. We miss them, too.

5. I am constantly thinking about cookies. I don't eat them constantly. But I do think about them. If we have any in the house, I can hear them begging me to eat them.

6. I am a sweet, surrounded by salties. I love sweets and my whole family prefers salty snacks. This is a blessing and a curse. The cupboard is stocked with a constant supply of salty and savory snacks. When there are actually sweets in the house, they're mine, all mine. The tough part is figuring out who to blame when the bag of cookies is empty.

7. Despite my bright colored beadmaking preferences, I actually wear a lot of neutrals. I do, however, have a really bright pink pair of Crocs that I adore.


There we have it! Thanks for tagging me, gals!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Desiree's Job, Day Three!

The first two days of Desiree's job are under our belts!

Day One: Makeover!
They took Desiree's funky fun look and updated it! She looks so much more mature and professional - yet still funky and fun!
She didn't do much in the way of actual work but she did manage to accidentally spray water on one of the other stylists during a practice shampoo. LOL! Desiree spent all evening wringing her hands over that one. The next morning, she was in a full-fledged stress coma. Poor little Dez. She managed to pull it together and got to the salon early for:

Day Two: Let the Learnings Begin!
She had a full day of learning, cleaning, shadowing and getting to know everyone. When she got home, she was fully exhausted but grinning from ear to ear. She loves it there so far! I am as happy as humanly possible for her.

So, there we are. Day Three is underway. She's bound to have good days and bad days. So far, so good, though!

Monday, October 13, 2008

My Baby's First JOB!!!

Desiree got a real job, in a real salon! She starts tomorrow morning! She is over-the-moon excited and verrrrrrrrry nervous, too. She has a two week trial period, of course, but she has a real, honest to goodness J.O.B.
I am very, very proud of her. In fact, I am as proud as a ... peacock!