Monthly Archives: January 2008

Where did January go?

I never got around to writing about my holidays. I guess that happens when you start a new position at work and time escapes you. Needless to say, one of the highlights of holidays was my bestest spoiling me like crazy for Christmas and my birthday. Five Wii games, two DS games, and a very cute small Coach handbag. Don’t you wish you had a friend like mine? :)

Work has been going well. The new position has been a big change of pace for me. It certainly keeps me on my toes. That is all I will say about that because I don’t want to bore anyone. :)

China is next week!!! And I finally know where I am going! :P We’ll be visiting Southern China..mainly Guangzhou, Guilin, Sanya, Xinglong, and Haikou. It will be a crisp 48-60 degrees, so the weather will not be too bad at all. I really hope to put my Canon Powershot to the test, especially the manual mode and see how I do with everything we’ll be checking out. I dream of a DSLR, but I can’t justify it to myself unless I can figure out what my dinky point and shoot can do first. We’ll be going into a multi-colored lit cave, a rain forest, a river cruise, a wild animal park, and a few other places. Bound to be lots of things to shoot. :)

My DSLR will also have to wait because I’m about to commit myself to hiring a personal trainer at our local gym. There is this one gal who is a master trainer and seems to know her stuff very well. We’ve kept an eye on her ever since we started going to that gym because at that time she was training a VERY fit guy. So obviously she knew what she was doing! I’ll be signing up for at least 10 sessions with her for now and am going to start at the end of February or early March. Here goes nothing! Perhaps with her help, at some point I’ll be able to fit into (and look good in) this item that Jason got me. There’s not a lot there, but I think it’s a dress? Silly boys. LOL

TGIF

It’s been a long week. Someone make the twitching in my eye stop. o_O Two more weeks until China! It will be a very very very nice vacation. Forgive me while I go pass out now.

Movin' on up

Working on my post holiday entry, but got sidetracked last week as things got a little…well, very busy for me. I didn’t mention this in my last blog, but the same week that Angela decided to leave (boooooooo), a customer support supervisor position also opened up within the office. As usual, I applied. Persistence at some point must surely prevail? And last Tuesday I was told I was going to move up one rung on the proverbial corporate ladder.

This week I start my training, but last week I did some training of my own to pass on everything I knew to the person that was taking over. She must hate me for spewing all that new info on her, but I know she’ll do great. :) Utter craziness.

To start things off on the right foot, we went clothes shopping this weekend. Goodbye jeans and flip flops. I will miss you dearly. *sniff* Jason had a ball picking stuff for me to wear because he always thought I should have dressed up from the start. The damage? $250 and some change. It will be awhile before I visit the mall again!

If this week doesn’t kill me, perhaps I’ll be able to finish my other few posts that are not quite complete.

And now it's time to say goodbye…

..to all our company. A-N-G …gee, do you have to go? E-L-A …a wish for all the best for you! I still need to write about my holidays, but I had to get this one out before I forget. My co-worker and dearest friend Angela is leaving! She’ll be just down the street, but who am I going to go on breaks with!?! I shall miss her company, but I really am happy for her because she’s getting into something that she truly loves.

I can still remember the first time I met her. It was before I was put in the same department that she was in. It was my first week of work and I was still in training. I did not know a soul other than the few people in my training group. One day I was taking my morning break in the lunch room and she comes in with Shirley Tipsy all happy and laughing. They were trying to get the vending machine to work. Shirley wanted something in there and I think it was either the last one, or right behind one other item. Then the stupid machine did something screwy with the money (as always) and I can remember them trying to jab the money slot with a plastic fork or knife. LOL I wasn’t sure about this place until that moment. Then I figured this place ought to have some amount of fun if these girls were here. ;)

It’s been well over two years and a lot of fun times and chit chats have been had. You’re my break buddy (only two left!), pho buddy…just my plain buddy. I’m going to hold your Cooking Mama hostage to ensure we still have lunch from time to time! Grassy ass for the friendship, you’ll be missed around the office, but you know I will still be buggin you!