May 30, 2007

Office Wars - Vending Machine

I like pop tarts. Especially the brown sugar cinnamon ones. They are all kinds of delicious. Now that I know where the toaster is located, I can even toast them. BUT our Vending Machine Stock Boy (he is only a boy, he has much to learn about life (yes a boy can have grey hair (thanks Josh for letting me know that three levels of parenthesis are acceptable in blog writing))) has not learned the art of Vending Machine Etiquette. He puts them up on the 4th level. When they fall to the bottom of the machine, they turn into Pot Tart bites. They are broken. You can't toast something broken. You burn your fingers trying to get it out. Dumping is not an option either, cause then you get crumb city on top of your Pop Tart. Its so rude of him! All I want is toasty tarts. Is that too much to ask?

I think Ms. Manners is needed here. Pop Tarts are a bottom row item. The donuts can go on the 4th level. They have cushions and don't break. If they were to get crumby at least you don't toast them. Plus you can always resquish the crumbs together when necessary.

May 25, 2007

The Wedding Planner

No, I am not talking about that JLO movie, I'm talking about me! Matt and I are getting so much done. We have almost all the major stuff figured out. People thought it would be hard. I don't know what they are talking about. I have a dress and my bridesmaids have dresses ordered. Matti has a suit, which I hear he looks amazing in. We have a church, we just have to sign on the line and we have a reception place.

I made us a website. Things are really starting to come together. Now, all we have left is to get flowers, a dj, and some cake. I can't believe people looked at us skeptically when we said "August, yes, this August".

May 20, 2007

May Showers

Today was so fun. One of my friends I've known since I was like 11 is also getting married this summer. Her wedding shower was today. Jo and I rode up there together, since we left right after work.

When I walked into the church where it was being held, I felt like I had just traveled back in time. We attended there when I was a kid, but I hadn't been there in so long. Oddly the sanctuary seemed bigger than I remembered it. We had such good times there. I remember there was one night we had a sleep over (did I mention she is a PK) and went to the church and made up a dance on that stage to MxPx's song "Little Man". We were such dorky kids, but we sure knew how to have fun.

Its so weird to think of how many of my friends are either married or getting married. Boy am I old. Pretty soon I'll be needing a cane.

May 15, 2007

Offer & Counter Offer

We are getting a house!!!

I've been blogging wanting a house forever and now my wish is finally coming true! We made an offer on this great place; its almost 1,300 sq ft, has a two car garage, a basement, 2.5 baths and two bedrooms. We offered $10,000 less than the asking price and were met halfway, which still comes out to a little less than we expected to pay. I am so excited. There is so much to do. We are working on getting an inspection, then all the other necessary stuff you never think about. I'd be lost if not for the guidance of my Realtor. She is one patient lady. For more than a year, she has taken me to look at probably more than 30 homes. I bet she is happy I finally found one.

I've wanted to buy a house since I was 20 years old. I remember looking at my savings account and thinking, "I should buy a house". Really though it was my college money and it wouldn't have gotten me much of a home, but thats when it first became a dream of mine. Now Levi and I will get to do it.

May 14, 2007

Office Wars- Paper

This is in a somewhat response toAshley's Light Green Blog.

Paper usage. Why do people think they have to print out e-mails? It makes absolutely no sense, they already have a copy of the information. I bet if we only printed out necessary things, we could save the company bunches of money. If wish that I could convince my co workers that printing many things, multiple times is unnecessary. I would be glad to receive that $40 saved on each box of paper in my paycheck. Maybe we should just switch over to Gmail paper. At least its free. I can't help but think of all the money the company spends to store papers. Stuff no one ever will look at. Stuff that we have electronically. Several times a year we sent boxes and boxes of paper to be stored. Don't forget the money we spend to dispose of confidential information.

I'm in the wrong department.

May 8, 2007

Grinds My Gears - Pictures

Know what really Grinds, my, gears? Photographs. No, I don't think that if my image is captured on film my soul is going to disappear. The thing that makes me snap is how people look at them with no respect to order and sequence. Take my engagement pictures for example. I start with the proposal picture. That happened first. You should have that image in your mind before you see us as a happy engaged couple.

Then I sorted the picture based on whether they were taken from a landscape or portrait orientation. This is to help people's wrists and necks. I do now want to cause discomfort from all the twisting and turning to view the images from the correct angle. Much effort (a whole minute!) went into this arranging process.

So when I share this joyful collection with people what do they do? They disregard all of my labors. They pile the pictures haphazardly, on whatever flat surface is nearest, putting them in reverse chronological order. Thats bad enough, but some people have the nerve to take it one step farther. These are the people who ruin any semblance of order these moments of time may have once had! They mix the images up! They pass one to someone else, but not the next! They pile them up in any order! With any Orientation! They Don't Care! They Ruin the Viewing Pleasure of the Next Person to Look at my Photos! No consideration for the next guy! I bet they leave toilet seats up and coffee pots empty! They leave Fingerprints! They are Bad! They are Evil! They are...