Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Sigh. Do you think you could do my homework for me? I'm not above flat-out begging! I had to work over tonight - we are supposed to work a minimum of three hours of overtime this week. I think that it will be the longest week I've had in a while. Not because of having to work, but because I think it is time to find a new job.

Apparently talking is not allowed at my job. No communicating of anything remotely personal, and even questions that are job related seem to have a time limit. I wish I were exaggerating here, people. I have very little tolerance for the type of big brother atmosphere that I seem to be working in. I know that I am not the only one that is frustrated, but I am not in a position to just leave without finding another job.

Do you realize how boring it is to sit and type all day and not even be able to ask the person sitting two feet from you "Hey, how was your weekend?"....or "Where you going for lunch?".....

Here is the kicker of the whole situation - it's not like I am not productive at work. Oh, no, quite the opposite.
I guess that the fact that some of us are capable of doing our jobs without it requiring 110% of our attention (believe me, it's not rocket science) is a bad thing...

After getting a "talking to" today, I remembered something that I only wish I would have remembered while "in the meeting." I went on break at 10:05 yesterday - and we start at 7:30 - and I mentioned to a co-worker that I hadn't spoken to ANYONE in my department yet that day.

Okay I am getting off the computer now to do homework. I need to get my degree and a real job without all this childish kindergarten bullshit.

Wednesday, October 22, 2003

What a month. My car cost $158 to get fixed -- it was in need of a major tuneup. Luckily getting the CV joint on Ray's car fixed was only about $15. I would have had Jeremy work on mine, but it practically died on me and I really did not have a choice. Then about 2 weeks later, the check engine light came on again. This time I did have Jeremy work on it, and it turned out to be a blown fuse. Nothing too major.

I am thinking about trading in my car for a minivan, but I haven't decided. My insurance is way too high, considering I have a base model Cavalier. No tricks or anything - I have to roll the window down by hand and I don't even have cruise. I currently pay $150 a month to insure it, and it's going up at the next renewal. My car payment is only $129. You do the math.

For anyone looking for Mary Kay products, I placed a nice order today - you can visit my website at www.marykay.com/cleffel if you would like to do some shopping! They have some really nice stuffs that would make great gifts!!! Honest!! Best of all? There is a satisfaction guarantee - not a lot of cosmetic companies can say "Here, try this lipstick! Hate the color? Okay, well let's try a different one." Usually the line is "oh well, sorry" or something of that nature.

Another reason to buy Mary Kay products? They are great! When I was in high school I had a prescription for Retin-A and tetracycline for my skin - mucho scarring. I don't use any of that now - only use the TimeWise Cleanser and moisturizer from Mary Kay, and foundation / powder. Very few skin problems. Of course there is the usual PMS related breakouts, but you cannot beat Mother Nature.

If you want to know more about Mary Kay Cosmetics, visit www.marykay.com. You might be surprised!

I really really need to have about 10 more hours in each day. I need to do homework and CLEAN MY HOUSE!! This computer room is a disaster !! This weekend, however, I think we are going to the hockey game (GO GENERALS) on Friday and maybe heading up north Saturday to see the color before the trees lose all their leaves. Ray and I also just want to spend some quality time together. I work first shift, he works second. I have to be to work at 7:30, which means leaving about 6:55 (I have to have time to stop and buy a Mt. Dew). I talk to him for about 10 min on lunch (Just love that Nextel Direct Connect), and then for another 2 or 3 after work. He gets out of work at 10 pm, so he gets home around 10:40. I go to bed usually at 11:30 at the latest (since I get up at 5:30).....
Are you getting the drift that we do not have a whole lot of time together?

I think it is starting to take a toll on us - nothing drastic, mind you, but I think that we need to spend the time together this weekend. The house can wait.

Well, I must be off. I am supposed to be watching a movie that I have to write a paper on for class tomorrow night.