Tuesday, August 29, 2006

I've moved from the bug bite theory to some sort of allergy. I seem to have more today, but they are staying on my hands and feet. So, I am back on the Benadryl, as it seems to help. Here is the problem, working on Benadryl is very difficult. I was reading some documents for my boss today and I couldn't concentrate to save my life. We will see what tomorrow brings...I may be visiting the doctor.

Monday, August 28, 2006

I've been trying to think of something interesting to write, but I live a pretty boring exsistence. On Saturday, I went to a co-workers house to listen to his band. They are great and a lot of fun. Here is the bad thing...I have several bug bites (they look like flea bites) on my ankles and calves. They itch like crazy and I have been scratching at work all day, even though I have coated my legs in Benadryl spray. So, I decided to treat it systemically. I have just taken two Benadryl pills and washed them down with a Mike's Hard Lemonade. Needless to say, I'm starting to buzz. I'm hoping to wake up tomorrow and they will be gone.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

I'm pretty new to this blog thing, so I have been reading other's blogs just to see what people talk about. I sometimes don't think I have much to offer creatively, but I do have an opinion on most things, so I guess I will stick to what I know. A little bit about me -

1) I'm a republican that leans to the left - my democrat friends call me a "republicrat", I'm fiscally republican, but socially democrat.
2) I think the christian coalition gives republicans a bad name. Not all republicans are that judgemental.
3) I agree with gay "marriage" and same sex partner benefits.
4) I support the troops and how they proudly serve their country. Do I agree with all the reasons we are involved in various skirmishes around the world? No, but that doesn't mean I don't support the men and women who want to help ensure that we (and others) are free to make our own decisions and express our opinions.
5) I'm sometimes not as sure of myself as I lead people to believe.
6) I love cheezy TV and movies.
7) I have a great smile and a very recognizable laugh.
8) I'm 6' tall.
9) I'm not sure John Mark Karr killed JonBenet.
10) I love Chicago and I'm glad I live here.

More to come later...I have to get ready for work!
Love / Hate Relationship

I have this bizzare love/hate relationship with my job. I love the company I work for - the people are nice (as a collective group), the benefits are wonderful (employee owned company), it is in a really great area, the campus is beautiful, the building has a great art collection and my cube neighbor is a cool chicky (here's your shout out CB). I hate certain aspects of my job - my job is relatively boring (not that there isn't work to do, it's just not that challenging), I have some seriously crazy coworkers, my boss and I struggle every day (we are both control freaks - but I openly admit it) and I'm just not intellectually stimulated.

Of course this love/hate relationship can cover other parts of my life -

I love Chicago/ I hate living so far away from my friends and family
I love my family / I hate when they are all up in my business
I love my car / I hate that it is 10 years old and needs me to put some serious money into it
I love the freedom of being a single gal / I hate the loneliness that accompanies singledom
I love shopping / I hate what it does to my bank account
I love my computer / I hate when I get a blue screen (see the post below)

What kind of love / hate relationship do you have?

Saturday, August 19, 2006


So, last night I sat my happy butt down for some good old shopping on the internet when my computer decided to have a mind of it's own and give me a blue screen! Well, you all know what that means...bye bye computer! Luckly I have me work laptop here and I am currently searching out my options. Do I 1) restore my computer and try to get back as much as I can and try to get another year out of it or 2) just suck it up and buy a new one? Oh...and I need to buy a new car sometime soon! The money rolls in, the money rolls out!

Friday, August 18, 2006


I have been thinking this all day! This week has been horrible. Everything I touch just seems to be a disaster. I'm going to go home, put on my casual clothes and go to dinner - where some nice adult type beverages will be consumed and I won't worry about work until Monday morning.

I acutally have the whole weekend to myself. I have had something going on every weekend for the last month and I'm over it! Sometimes it's just nice to be able to decompress and do things on your own terms. My plans tomorrow include a large pot of coffee and some mindless magazine reading! Have a great weekend!