Friday, April 29, 2011
Well, this weekend looks to be shaping up quite nicely
Saturday and Sunday is the Over The Top Swap, happening at Telus Field.
Its a city wide clothing swap! You bring them your unwanted, but still nice clothes and they give you tokens based on the quality, style and brand of the items you bring. The tokens come in bronze, silver and gold, which you then trade for clothes donated by others. I haven't been before, but I assume, all the items will either be zoned or tagged according to which token grade they are. You give the volunteer your token, they give you the item of clothing! Also there will be a bunch of local vendors selling handmade items, as well promoting local boutiques. I believe there is also a spa section, and you can get your hair and makeup did and have fancy photos taken. The event is two days, like I mentioned, with people bringing new clothes with them each day when they arrive, so its probably worth it to go both days. It does cost to get in though, and I have to admit, I think its a little expensive. Here's the link for the site:http://www.overthetopswap.com/site/
They also have a page on facebook, so feel free to search for that as well.
I'm sure you all have a few items in your closet you don't wear anymore or that still have the tags on them, so why not swap them for something else!
Other than that I'm just pumper to not have to go to work for two full days.
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Well, last night I was made to stay at work late, which highly frustrates me, as I, of course, had plans after work, as I usually do ( as to maximize my joyous time not working). Once home, I got geared up to go to the gym where I had a nice sweaty workout. Back home, I made some yummy veggie burgers ( homemade) and watched American idol with my lovely boyfriend ( I think James Durbin is going to win... that's my guess ). Then I got some oh so much needed snuggles, as my boyfriend had been out of town for a few days, leaving me with no cuddles.
I didn't get to bed early, which I was hoping to, but I didn't have any bad dreams last night, so had some what of a good sleep... however, too short, as always.
Remember how i told you my licenced had expired and I had to renew it... I got my new licence in the mail yesterday, with a new picture and all! As I think is usually the case, I don't fancy my picture too much... they make you not smile, which isn't very pleasant... and I didn't know I was going to be getting my picture taken and was too frustrated at that point to make any effort. And, they have added a new security feature, there's a hologram picture of me on the back! Surely, no one will steal my identity now!
Well, enjoy your Thursday, its only two more workdays until the glorious weekend.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
So, Happy Office Administrator Day to all those who don't get appreciated or rewarded for a job well done... and to those who do, cause it doesn't hurt to get told twice how great you are at your job!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
but to end the day on a lighter note:
Had you heard of the Heidi, the German cross eyed possum. She is so freakin cute! She so cute, I can't believe shes actually real. She lives in a zoo in Germany and is so popular she even has her own facebook page!
There are some videos of her on youtube, like the one below:
Honestly, she will make your heart melt.
Im also really itching to go on a vacation, yet I seem to have no one to accompany me, and I have a sneaking suspicion time off would be looked down on and perhaps not even granted.
Is this what it is actually like to be an adult? Dull, gloomy work days, no vacation time, not enough money, too many bills, constant tiredness, tedious everyday tasks which I could really do with out...yet they have to be done, and day dreaming... always day dreaming... but never actually living the dream?
It makes one wonder, whats the point? Really?
Now don't get me wrong, I have plenty of things in my life which bring me joy and happiness. Such us, buying new shoes, Cherry ( although Im not allowed to watch her anymore), the weekend, my boyfriend, not having lame, flaky friends, working out ( it naturally makes you happy...), fashion magazines ( to aid in my day dreaming), Lush ( which pretty much means bubble baths and silky, soft hair), 4:30 ( the end of my work day), cupcakes, cuddles, travelling ( which I haven't been doing much of lately), martini's and dressing up pretty.
Now if only I could eliminate working... then life would be a dream. I think I shall take up playing the lottery...
Monday, April 25, 2011
On Saturday night, I went to Vinyl with my girlfriends. It was horrible. The bar was carpeted!! wtf? And the crowd consisted of drunk 18 year olds, dressed either slutty, or like they were going grocery shopping ( ie. nasty jeans, flip flops, and a ratty tank top).The drinks were expensive as hell, and totally watered down; so much in fact, that I asked the bartender if he put an vodka in it, and rudely replied he would make us another one- the vodka came out of a pop dispenser...
Needless to say, I will not be returning.
Well, the work day is only 3 hours in... which leaves a grueling 5.5 hours to go. Good thing I baked cupcakes last night, which will provide me with at least five minutes of satisfaction between business hours.
Enjoy your fake holiday... easter Monday.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
I went to the gym last night, and decided I wanted to use the treadmill; I usually just run laps but figured I could push myself a little harder on a treadmill. And, fancy that, I was right. I ran 3 miles in 30 mins, as opposed to 3 miles in 45 mins on the track. Hurrah for me! So, this left me with some time to do some strength training... ie weight lighting.
When that was all done with I went home to watch American Idol. Honestly, I never watched it before this season, but Ive somehow gotten very into it. All mt favorites are still on: Scotty- swoon... James and Haley. Honestly, they are all so good. Its gonna get tough soon!!!
Also I decided I would wax my legs yesterday before working out. Its not as easy as they make it look at the salon... in fact in was much more painful, messy and less tactful. But, I did a fairly decent job! After I had enough with the wax, I went over my legs with a razor, just to make sure I got it all. Well!! I cut myself like 15 times!! Honestly, whenever I use a disposable razors I always cut myself...no matter how gentle I am! Does any one else have this issue? And then my legs where all red and sore, which is not such a pretty site.
Well, I suppose that's enough of my oh so exciting life for now. Perhaps Ill be back later with something exciting to share
Have a good Friday! opps, I mean, Thursday ;)
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Ive began to think that its not such a good thing, going through every week in anticipation for the weekend. On Monday mornings, the thing I long for most is for it to be Saturday morning. Why cant one be excited for Monday morning? Or Tuesday morning...? Well, I suppose work may have something to do with that; when Id much rather be sleeping for a few more hours, and then fill my day with fun and joyous activities, which include interacting with other people, actually seeing the outside and enjoying the sunshine, perhaps encounters with puppies, leisurely strolls and meals... the things we all love, but have to cram into the two day weekend, which can end up being hectic, as we try to do everything we cant do during the other 5 days of the week.
I think its time to find a way to enjoy the work week, as much as actually possible, similar to the ways we enjoy the weekend- which of course will exclude sleeping in... unless you have a job that starts after noon.
For example, all this week Ive had very yummy breakfasts, which is something I usually only have time for on the weekends. Also, I think its important to take the time to dress nice and look nice, etc. I had a teacher tell me once, that if you dress nice and think you look good, then you will feel good too, but if you dress sloppy and not so nice, well, then your not going to feel your best- advice I have listened to since the day I heard it ( in grade 7 or something). Also, trying to be positive around negative people, or not taking things personally, can make your day seem brighter. Like when your boss is stressed out, maybe he takes it out on you, but its not personal. Or perhaps, your boss or coworkers have a slang, terminology, or just a general way of speaking unlike your own, which sometimes can feel negative,well, shrug it off, its how they speak to everyone.
Okay, but how do we make the day more fun and enjoyable, like it where the weekend? hmmm...maybe bring a really yummy lunch or treat for yourself; on your break go grab a cupcake and magazine; when you have spare time look up funny videos or cute pictures on animals ( that always make me feel good); get something done at work that's on your to do list and do it on your break or spare time- that means one less thing to do after work and I always get a sense of accomplishment when I cross something off my do to list; or day dream of a vacation you want to take, a room you want to redecorate or a recipe you want to try- and make notes of ideas you come up with.
Ill have to keep thinking about this topic. I sure would like to stop wishing time away and start enjoying everyday, even if it is a work day. Please comment with ideas you may have for making the work week feel like a weekend.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
So its already mid April and its barely spring. Im getting a little tired of this chilly/windy/snowy weather. And Im sure Im not the only one.
Im awfully tired for some reason this morning... I went to bed at a timely hour. I often am still very tired when I go to bed 'early' ( which usually falls in the realm of 10-11). And so, it puzzles me why Im tired right now after getting at least 7 hours of sleep. Although I have been having bad and vivid dreams lately...would this do anything to make me more tired?
Anyway... my office has the air conditioning on and I don't know how to turn it off. I have a space heater beside me, which either makes me too warm, or if I turn away from it, very cold. Can a girl ever win? Probably not, as that would just make things too easy. For instance, my damn dress is being so static-y... why cant it just sit nicely and not misbehave? well, because that would be too easy. Oh the woes of a 25 year old girl.
Anyways...things seem to be looking up. What with summer, hopefully, on its way and dreams of cocktails, sunshine, road trips and vacations, how could one not get a little excited for things to come. It feels good not to have to worry about anyone... flaky 'friends', liars, backstabbers, scumbag boyfriends, or just scummy people in general. Instead, its just me and my boyfriend... oh, yah, and work....and genuine gal pals... cause really, what other kind of pals do you need?!
Have a great day! Oh and we are already half way through the work week...in case you weren't aware!
Monday, April 18, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Good Morning, good morning....
Well, yesterday was quite an interesting day...
After much dreaded work, I had a dentist appointment to go to... in Spruce Grove nonetheless. Well, as I was driving down whyte ave, i got pulled over!!! And guess why?! My drivers licence had expired! 3 months ago! And I had no idea. The not so sympathetic police man, gave me a lovely ticket... for $230!! At least he didn't tow my car... he just parked it on the street for me. So super quickly, as I still needed to get to the dentist, I went to the registry, and $84 renewed my licence. I made it in time for the dentist, thank goodness... its always embarrassing be late for dentist and doctor appointments for some reason, even though your the one whose always waiting for them every other time. I had got myself some health insurance a few months ago, but I guess its not the greatest, as I still had to pay $130. So, $444 later, I make my way back home, forgetting I was suppose to make a stop in Spruce Grove until I was almost home. Feeling a tad down, I had a nice bubble bath and did some laundry, but had to ration as, now being broke, could not wash everything this week. Some American Idol made me feel a bit better...but not any richer.
Now, one is suppose to receive a letter in the mail to remind them to renew their licence, and, it seems, I received no such letter... so I suggest checking the expiry date on your licence!
Well, kiddies, that was my Wednesday excitement.
In other news: gym Monday, boot camp outside Tuesday... which meant plenty of stairs, debacle Wednesday, boot camp and snow today, gym with my girlfriend tomorrow, rest and fun on the weekend
Oh yes, and my new blog!! Please do have a read!