Friday, July 29, 2005

Snub Update

It's getting better around here. Have had several actual conversations with 2 of the snubbers. I call that progress! It's not completely over, as the other snubber will probably never speak to me again. Good ridance, I don't like her anyway and she's way too imature for a cool girl like me to even worry about! ;) So, for those of you who were worried, thank you for your kind words and thoughts (screw those stupid bitches!!!). All the good karma has helped tremendously.

The Other Shoe

I haven't figured out what I'm waiting for yet, but I've come to terms with it. I need to just enjoy the moment, live in the moment, and stop worrying about what's around the corner. This is very hard for me, as I am a self-prescribed Planner and am happy to be so. I married a bigger Planner than I am, so this sometimes becomes a problem. But when my Planner Husband tells me I need to stop worrying about planning something I don't know about yet, I know it's time to cool it. Life is happening all around me in this wonderful city. (It's wonderful again now that it's not 100 outside. Yes, I know those of you in Texas are saying so what, but I'm a Texan, too, and it's a completely different thing to leave the nice air conditioning to go wait 10+ minutes underground in the oven that is the subway system. 1 minute is bad enough. And, most people here, myself included, do not have central air. It's much worse here than it is there.) I have things to look forward to, not things to wait in angst for!

In the meantime, I'm still waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Monday, July 25, 2005

Wait for It, Wait for It.....

Do you ever feel like you are waiting for the other shoe to drop? Feeling like something is about to happen, but you aren’t sure what it is? It could be good, it could be bad, you have no idea. But it’s something…. It’s just lingering out there, just out of reach in the daily grind that is your life. You go through your daily business, trying to stay busy enough not to think about ‘that thing.’ When you don’t even know what ‘that thing’ is! It is frustrating, and can make your days very long. It’s not like waiting for something you KNOW is going to happen. Like a wedding, or a new baby, or a move to a new city or house. Those are things you have planned, things that can’t get here fast enough and you are waiting, but time seems to fly by and then all of a sudden it’s here. But NOT knowing what you are waiting for is infuriating!

Patience is a virtue. It’s a virtue because most people don’t have it, and it seems like a good quality to have, so we all feel like we need it because we all want to be virtuous. I ask God on a regular basis to ‘give me patience, and give it to me NOW!’ ;) Too bad it’s not that easy. I saw a quote once that said, "Patience is waiting without worrying." I never really associated patience with worrying, but I guess they go hand in hand. My impatience lately does not really have any worry associated with it. I don’t know why I am impatient, so what could there be to worry about? I just feel like something is going to happen. Like there has to be something better out there, and I’m waiting for it. I’m ready. Bring it on. Just hurry it up damn it!

I Can See You!

I have a fun new toy. Google Earth. It is an aerial photo system of the entire world. That's right, the WHOLE thing! Cities are mapped in very good resolution, so I can easily find my home and work buildings here in New York, and my old apartment in Dallas. However, when I go to Wellington, TX, the map isn't so good. But still. It shows roads, terrain (check out Nepal or Colorado!), and even buildings in major cities. I went to Hawaii, Rome, and Moscow this weekend, all in the same day! You can type in any city, address, or zip code and it zooms you away across the globe. I should have bought stock in Google when they went public. This is fantastic, and will occupy you for hours at a time. You download the free software to your computer, it even has different options depending on the speed and internet connection. Try it! You'll thank me.

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Are You Gonna Eat That?

It's Saturday night, we are going out to dinner with friends, it's nice weather and we all want to sit outside, but we can't decide where to go. It is the most frustrating thing! One problem is that I can not remember names or locations of places we have eaten at before, and I can't figure out why. Probably for the same reason that I can remember all the words of a song and not have any clue the name of the song. So, when I am trying to think of a place we've eaten at before that I really liked (or didn't hate), most likely I can't remember the name. You see the problem. We pour through the Zagat restaurant guide trying to find some place that isn't too expensive, isn't inconvenient, has outdoor seating, and decent food. This is a real problem. I'm starving, and it's 6:20 pm....

You'd think in a city full of fantastic restaurants, this wouldn't be an issue...

Wednesday, July 20, 2005


I have just realized that blogspot pages load on my work computer again! For months now, the servers at work have been so super slow loading up blog pages that it inevitably times out. This has not been good for me, as work has continued to get more and more boring and I find myself with not much to do. However, I can’t just sit on the internet, either, but I can be crafty and make the page available offline for a short time. At any rate, today we have a breakthrough! I can blog at work again! This is so exciting! Now hopefully I will be better about blogging on a more frequent basis and give you, my loyal readers (those of you that are left) something to entertain you.

Like the fact that I’m being snubbed at work because I ‘hurt someone’s feelings.’ Um, hello? It’s work? Not only did I apologize for unknowingly hurting someone’s feelings, when I wasn’t even referring to her in the first place, but I did it TWICE! That’s right, I went back for MORE of a beating. So, now the said female is ‘mad’ at me, and she and her little friends are ignoring me. Not responding to hellos, looking the other way as we pass in the bathroom, and not including me in conversations taking place in my own cube with my cube-mate! Unbelievable. My job has now reached the point of unbearable. When Pigs Sing, you think you have it bad, you should come sit with me for 8 hours! At least you work with actual children, instead of adults ACTING like children. It's like I'm back in junior high and dared to speak to the 'cool' girls. I've about had it, so don't be surprised if I go crazy here in a few days.

Friday, July 1, 2005

Travel on a Holiday Weekend

The title should tell you everything. It sucks. As I try to keep this a PC blog, I will refrain from the 4-letter words I am thinking right now. My parents are coming in for the long weekend from Texas. They not only got caught in thunderstorms in Dallas (which is not unusual, as it's July and that's what happens there), they ALSO are dealing with very strong thunderstorms in New York! Actually, not NY, but New Jersey. F^@#*$% New Jersey! You'd think they could fly around the storms, over Pennsylvania where there aren't any, but no. They circle around over Delaware and Maryland until they get cleared to head towards NY. And, for your information. La Guardia is the WORST airport to fly into if there is bad weather! They shut all runways but one, and it backs up like you wouldn't believe. Well, they've been in the airplane for so long (11:30am, to be exact), that they ran out of gas and had to land in Washington at Dulles International! Another terrible airport! Geez. They were supposed to be here at 4:15, and it's now 7:00 and they are in Washington, at least an hour flight, if not more. Needless to say, I'm having a cocktail and trying to remain calm. Mama called, and they are ok, so I guess I should be, too. I know others out there are fighting bad weather in airports on a holiday weekend, so feel free to share you story. Even if it's not yours!