Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Summertime and the livin is easy

After a horrible day at work I went to swim laps at the rec center. The entire time I was SO jealous of the lifeguards. That used to be me. My days consisted of swim lessons, hanging out with friends, getting tan, laughing with kids in the pool and livin the easy life.

Sure it was 115 degrees out most of the days BUT I was really skinny from drinking 2 gallons of water a day and not eating.

I did have to get up at 5am to make it to the pool by 5:15 BUT I didn't have to get ready...I could roll out of bed, throw up my hair and put on a bathing suit.

I would have to sit on stand by myself and try to stay awake (especially when it was 5:30) BUT every 15 minutes I got to take naps on my 15 minute break.

THAT was the life. Not only did I have an easy and fun job but I also had some of the coolest and most amazing co-workers in the world!

Friday, September 17, 2010

5 Months

Today marks the 5 month anniversary of the 2 things that are no longer in my life.

1. Dessert or any kind of sweets (cookies, cupcakes, ice cream, chocolate, candy, cake, etc.)

2. My ex boyfriend.

I didn't think I could live without either one at first but 5 months later I'm doing just fine :-)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

His name is What?!?!

Since I talk to a lot of people on a daily basis at work, something funny almost always happens at least once a day. The other day this lady made me laugh so hard I was crying. In my office. By myself. Pretty sure if anyone walked in they woulda thought I was crazy. She worked at a hair salon and I called because I wanted to speak to the owner.

Hair Salon Lady: Blah Blah Salon, How can I help you?

Me: Hi I just wanted to speak with the owner or the person that does your marketing.

Hair Salon Lady: He's not in right now...OMG there's a dog loose running around in the parking lot....

Me: Okay, well what's his name?

Hair Salon Lady: I don't know the damn dog's name.

Me: Umm I meant the owner's name...

Poor lady was so embarrassed she hung up on me. And I continued to laugh for at least 5 minutes.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

You're so vain, I bet you think this blog is about you.

I'm not the first girl that has ever rejected him. I'm probably not even the first girl that week that had rejected him. He's straight outta Hollywood (literally) but definitely looking for love in all the wrong places.

I met him at a tweetup in Vegas. For 2 minutes. I actually don't even think it was that long. He immediately added me to his Twitter list of "hot chicks" or something creepy like that. Then he created a romantic movie scene in his head and I was the starlet.

Months went by and the romance scene in his head grew into a full blown movie. He knew every line but I had never even seen the script.

A few weeks ago he was in Vegas. He asked me out to dinner and I politely rejected him so he did what any d-list Hollywood actor would do and threw a MAJOR diva-drama queen fit.

Lucky for me his temper tantrum entree included a side of public humiliation on Twitter and Facebook. After sending out a few tweets and status updates to his followers bashing me I had to put an end to it so I sent out my own tweet to all of his followers and my own..... "@NameProtected you should go put a condom over your head because if you are going to act like a dick you might as well dress like one."

Hollywood learned a major lesson that night. You don't mess with Vegas. Especially a PR person in Vegas.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Slow dance in sweatpants, cuz that's how I roll.

It was a Thursday night.

My friend dragged us all out for her birthday dinner even though most of us just got off work and had to work early the next day.

After being dressed up and in heels all day, sweatpants were the only thing on my mind. Normally I would try to dress up a little bit for a birthday dinner but in full birthday boycot mode nothing was going to make me change out of my comfy choice of clothing for the night.

We all met out front. My friends are all dressed up. Full makeup, short dresses, heels, the whole shebang. If you lined us all up you could have played the game "Who doesn't belong?" A 4 year old could have probably played the game that night.

So what's the first thing I do? Make eye contact with some eye candy at the bar of course! Eye contact somehow always turns into me walking up and having a conversation which somehow turned into me inviting eye candy and his friend over to our table to join in on the birthday dinner festivities.

Eye Candy quicky got the nickname Georgia Peach and his friend...well he was just there. After being way too loud, laughing way too hard and singing every song playing through the restaurant we all became fast friends. And then a slow song came on.

Georgia Peach: * Jokingly holds out his hand* would you like to dance?

Me: Actually I would

Georgia Peach: Are you serious? In the middle of the restaurant? With everyone staring?

Me: Yes. I like attention.

So then we slow danced through the restaurant. Sweatpants and all.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day?

I was in the 8th grade.

It was 6 in the morning (on the west coast) and I had just woken up to get ready for school.

My parents were still asleep so I went into our living room to turn on the TV and probably sleep a little longer on the couch.

The first thing I saw on the screen was a big skyscraper on fire. Then an airplane went through the building next to it. I had no idea what was going on or what the buildings even were. I watched clouds of smoke and flames, heard people screaming, and saw things start crashing to the ground.

I decided to shower and get ready for school. My parents were awake and I told them I had just watched some airplane crash through some building on the news.

They ran to the TV and couldn't take their eyes off of it. My dad explained to me that the buildings weren't just landmarks people go on vacation to see but they were the world trade centers and thousands of people worked in those buildings every day. I still don't even think I understood.

I went to school that day and all of the teachers were hush hush about the situation. We kept hearing different bits and pieces of information and a lot of students spent the day crying. Some students even got pulled out of school for the day by their parents.

In 5th period my computer teacher finally turned on the TV for us to see what was going on and that is when it hit me. The images I saw on the screen will probably be burned into my brain forever. The people jumping out of the burning building. The burned and bloody bodies helplessly lying on the ground. The people covered in grey smoke and ashes. The screaming and crying. The image of the second tower getting hit by the airplane seemed to play over and over.

The worst part was the fear. Everyone was overcome by some type of fear. Fear that it would happen again. Fear that loved ones had been lost. Fear that our nation would never be the same that it once was, and it hasn't been.

It's been 9 years but it seems like it happened just yesterday.

Friday, September 10, 2010

If at first you don't succeed just annoy the crap outta people until you get your way. Or win them over with your beauty, that works too!

He hung up on me every single day for a week and a half.

I would call and he would answer. I would say my name and ask him if he got my email. He would say no and slam the phone down. Every. Single. Day.

As much as I loved our newfound hang up on me and treat me like crap tradition, I knew I had to change things ASAP.

My life depended on it.

Okay maybe not my life, but my weekly job quotas did.

So I got smart and decided to drop by his restaurant for lunch. I knew him but he didn't know me so the ball was in my court. The fact that I had an adorable outfit on and my hair fell perfectly that day might have helped too.

Luckily he happened to be working the register. I couldn't have planned it better. I played the cute girl role and he even flirted with me a bit. He delivered my lunch to my table, which is unusual for a fast food place, and he even came over frequently asking if I was enjoying my meal. Not knowing who I was the entire time.

After my lunch I politely walked over and introduced myself. I wish I had a picture of his jaw dropping to the floor as he said, "Are you serious?" in a very shocked voice.

Long story short, we met that day. He signed the deal today. I made my first work achievement and my boss is proud. No one has to know that I basically leeched on to this guy and used my looks to get him to meet with me. All my company cares about is the money but my blog friends always get the entire story ;-)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Blogging until my fingers bleed-coming soon!

This morning I woke up and wondered how the heck it was already September 8th.

I meant to blog on Monday....a week and a half ago.

I have SO much to say and so many stories to tell I just want to write, write and write. I wish i could take an entire day and just write about the past few crazy weeks in my life.

Stories are coming and they will be worth the wait. You'll laugh, You'll cry, and you'll laugh until you cry.