January 28th, 2004

Why Me? Penguin

Working at home for the second night in a row...

Ugh this sucks! At least I have a job -- in this economy, I won't complain. I am blonde (and proud of it)-- not stupid!

My mom called today and (intentionally or unintentionally) laid a huge guilt trip on me, which led to me tearing up in front of my boss and calling my husband insisting that I needed to be whisked off to dinner to "get my mind off things."

I mean in reality, yes, I backed down from a committment (because I was overextended -- not because I don't give a rat's ass). But she fails to see that and chooses instead to focus on the fact that because I didn't show up this one time I am "just like everyone else". I don't need that grief. I have forgiven her for all the times she wasn't there for me (and should have been as I was a child and she was my mother) moreover, I have a life of my own. I don't need it; it's certainly unhealthy.

Hubby and I went to Chili's and had fajitas and Southwestern eggrolls. At least we got to spend a little time together (while awake too!) for the first time in a while. I guess that is my silver lining... oh that and he made me brownies!

My hair still smells like peppermint and rosemary thanks to the new shampoo I got at Costco, which came highly recommeded by rainpuddle13 and which I love (although I can tell I am going to have to go back to deep conditioning once a week or so). My hair is clean and weightless despite being long overdue for a haircut and a color.

I feel like a juggler with too many balls at work. I need to ask my boss to slow the tempo a litle but I am afraid of appearing incompetent. Any advice would be greatly aprreciated, though because I am a wuss, I can't guarantee it will be followed to the letter...

My puppies are still loving the snow despite the fact that the luster is gone for me because it has melted and refrozen and is thus nothing more than trecherous ice. I cannot tell you how pissed many of my classmates and coworkers were yesterday at the decision of the University to open late. Most felt we should have stayed closed (as everyone else did). The sidewalks were dangerous and parking (on street with lots of long distance commuters) was a nightmare.I heart my puppies.

I heard that Jack Paar died yesterday. While he was more my grandparent's generation than my own I still think it was a loss. Of course, I nearly cried when Bob Hope died...

I want to find some hot pictures of Owen Wilson. I need a pick me up. I am still looking for folks who want to do the interview meme by the way...

ETA: Gacked from gianfared, who looks very cool. Here's to getting to know her better!

Where do you fall on the liberal - conservative political spectrum? (United States)

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My poitics in a nutshell though I would have probably been one more tick towards moderate. I am socially very liberal...

Bonne nuit mes amis!