Thursday, August 18, 2011


This story breaks my heart.

Imagine if your government kicked out your partner, lover, best friend. And never gets to come back. And your chronically sick and the person who is being forced to leave is your caregiver. It's terrible and heartless and just plain wrong. I thought we lived in a country that offered life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all. Equal is equal is equal. Right?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

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Ain't it purrty?! This was taken from our balcony some time earlier this summer. That's right, I may live in a high-rise in a city I swore I would never have as my address, but that's one hell of a evening sky!

It's great to watch the storms roll in too! And watch the stars and moon come into view.

I'm going to go drink a glass of red on the balcony now. And enjoy this August night.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Work is making me so mad these days. And just to be safe, that is all I'm going to say. Except it's making me so mad. SO. MAD.

But I don't want to dwell on that. It is not awesome. And this blog is about finding the awesome in life. Work = not awesome. My life = awesome.

What is rocking my world right now.
1. This cooler weather. Spring and fall are my favorites and I like it when there is a breeze.
2. Chuck got Special K a telescope for her birthday last month and we've been looking at the stars. Because it's a little telescope the stars just look like brighter dots. But the moon.... lord the MOON! I watched it literally spin! So amazingly cool!
3. Staying home, drinking wine, cooking dinner with my man. The last month we've had a bit of a trip going out for happy hours, dinner, drinks. But we're going back to what we love and what got us together in the first place. Home and food.
4. My nook. I bought myself a nook last month and I freaking love it! I think I read more, it has internet access. I was sitting at the bus stop, finished a book, and when my bus didn't come on time, I just opened my nook andI started reading another one. Love it!
5. Cable TV. We got cable over the weekend. And yes I spent both Friday and Saturday night watching mindless television. And there is no shame in my game, I totally watched E!'s True Hollywood Story of Hugh Hefner and the Playboy Bunnies. Yes, I did and it was fantastic.

I'm off tomorrow and will be looking for the awesome in my whole day!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Socks=Fire Under My A**

I need a new job. Period. I am making my company money hand over foot every day and yet when the higher ups come visit, no one mentions my successes. Instead they dig for something, anything we can improve on. (And I totally agree, there is always room for improvement.) But most recently the feedback I received was scolded for my socks, I believe the word was "unprofessional." I have a bunch of knee-high, brightly patterned, fun socks. None of them have any words on them at all, nor any photos of drugs, booze or naked people. Just snowflakes, butterflies, argyle, multi-colored stipes. Seeing as how I have to wear all black to work, I dress it up with fun socks. I have customers who come in and ask to see my socks as they pay for their morning beverage. It's my fun way of individualizing my work clothes. And that is what the big wigs choose to comment on.

I like my job. I'm good at it. And I used to want to climb the ladder within, but now I'm not so sure. I've never worked for a company that just plain doesn't listen to it's employees. It's upsetting, it's frustrating, it's disappointing.

And I realize I'm putting this online, anyone can read it. Risky? Yes. Needed for me? Yes. I need a job to push me for new goals and when I meet them, I get noticed for it. And I need a job where I can wear whatever socks I want. I need to work for a company that appreciates ideas, individuality, enthusiasm, communication up and down the company ladder.

Wish me luck.