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I found the positive in today's annoyance!

Thursday, February 03, 2011

I *almost* lost my cool today at work. Not because of my boss. Not because of the work. Not because I'm still having problems sleeping. It was because my computer was having a total freakout.

That computer has had problems since the day I started. They seemed to be fixed a few weeks ago, but on Monday I got a 2nd monitor (easier for doing the work) and while the IT guy was there I brought up the other little issues that had been happening. Well, he spent part of Monday trying to fix it - about 20% fixed, but then more went wrong. Tuesday he spent a little more time working on it - back at 20% fixed. Yesterday it got worse and he spent a good part of the day working on it - about 75% fixed... almost there, right? Well today it decided to restart itself once an hour for the whole morning - including making me lose 20 minutes of non-stop data entry. GRRR! I finally was pushed too far when it restarted itself while it was in the middle of restarting itself! Randomly the IT guy had brought a 2nd guy and were walking up to my desk just as I was on the phone with someone else from the IT dept. I had to walk away for 10-15 mins. Turns out some of the hardware was fried so they had to switch parts out. By the end of the day it was about 90% fixed. The rest will probably be taken care of next week when they get some parts that are on order. I HOPE!

The positive about this was the more annoyed I got the more water I was drinking (more annoyed than stressed - I was getting paid if I was doing the work or watching them fix my computer and I still had time to do what I had to get done). I ended up drinking 6 cups between 7:30 - 12:30; usually I don't finish 6 cups until I leave at 4. Today, by the time I left, I was up to 9. Then I had to drink 2 more when I got home to take my miralax. Rock!

Tomorrow is FRIDAY! Woot! Plus, Supernatural is back from hellatus (after CW screwed us last week)! Rock! I look forward to it being a good day.
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SIMPLY_RAE 2/4/2011 12:31AM

    Boo to annoying computers! Woo to drinking water!! Wooo to Fridays and Supernatural! WOOO!!!! :D

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1STATEOFDENIAL 2/4/2011 12:05AM

    haha Actually I tend to empty water out almost as soon as I drink it. The miralax I have to take every day (since I can't have enough fiber to keep things moving). So I won't have a problem.
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HANKENSTEIN 2/3/2011 11:24PM

    Wow. Computers aren't always better than paper and pencil.

But 9 cups of water, and then 2 more with Mirilax. Here's hoping you don;t wake in the morning feelinglike Elvis. LOL



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Good news from work

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Not much for me to say today. I could talk about how horrible my neighbors are. I could talk about how exhausted I am (I think the steroid treatment for my EE is messing up my sleep). I could talk about the conversation with the guy that had me extremely annoyed (though not in the 'last chance' way). Instead, I'm going to tell you the good news...

I just started at my job on 12/13. When I was offered the job I saw the benefits and asked for a little more $ to make up for lesser benefits than my previous job. Yet, the benefits have been getting better and better just since I've been there. They knocked back the start for health insurance from a 90 day wait to a 60 day wait (will save me a month of COBRA - $450!). They are opening up the 401k program to start the quarter after 90 days instead of the quarter after a year - plus 100% vested for employer matching from day 1!!! (HUGE deal!) They are adding a vision plan and adding some little rule changes (for the better) for the health plan. Also the deductible is being cut in half! That is going to be good for me if I have to keep going back to the doctor for digestive problems.

Now I just have to read through all the documents to know exactly what is covered and what isn't, make sure my doctors are covered, and make sure I have the documents filled out correctly. Pretty awesome though, huh?
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MOM2ACAT 2/3/2011 4:24PM

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Your abs will thank you for laughing

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Instead of talking about my annoyance-filled day, I'm going to do something else. I am going to tell all of you something that will (hopefully) make you laugh. I chuckle when I think about it. But first, know that I have no control over my dreams and that this is the last thing I would dream about if I was controlling it! haha Also, while I am not a fan of this musician, I don't particularily dislike his music either - I just really don't care either way. So if you're a fan or a hater, please don't go off on a rant or rave here.

So I had a dream a few weeks back that weirded me out. Even now, when I think about it, I think to myself "where in the heck did my brain come up with that?!?!' I could see if I was thinking about him before falling asleep that I would dream about him, but really, if I'm going to dream about someone it would probably be someone I actually know or a good looking guy that is my own age (like Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Matthew Gray Gubler, etc). By now you want to know who I dreamed about, so here... it was Justin Bieber. Yeah say it: WTH?

What I remember is that he showed up at where ever I was in the dream and started following me around like a lost little puppy... except he kept saying I was the only woman for him and he was in love with me and had to be with me. I kept pushing him away saying he was too young and I didn't know him and get off me! haha I couldn't figure out why he wouldn't leave me alone! He even said he was more mature than his age so the age difference wouldn't matter. I might have even pointed out that he was too short (in the dream he only came up to my shoulders - I have no idea how tall he is IRL).

I hope you're getting a good laugh in. Remember - a good belly laugh can be as good of a workout as situps/crunches! Though I'm not sure how to put it in your fitness tracker...

Now, one other thing I want to point out is that recent studies have said all of the people in your dreams you have seen at one point or another in your life. You might not remember the face in the crowd in your dream, but you may have walked past it a few weeks ago. Or the random person in your dream that was in your way may have been the aunt of your best friend when you were a kid. Usually, the people in your dreams don't actually mean you're thinking of those people, but instead they stand for something else. Like having a woman having a baby in her dreams can mean something as simple as they know a big change is on the way.

Okay, now that you've (hopefully) had a laugh, think about the last funny strange dream you had and laugh about it all over again. Your abs will thank you!
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PETRESQ1 5/3/2011 4:37PM

    I love when I dream about Jensen Ackles! emoticon

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MANDI99P 2/2/2011 10:37PM

    LOL that is great. Dreams really are weird sometimes. I once had a dream that I was at a water park with Kenny Rogers!

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SIMPLY_RAE 2/2/2011 11:56AM

    Haha how silly!! Dreams are so interesting! I always have the craziest dreams!!!

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Rants for today

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

By tomorrow morning I will have about 5-6" on my driveway... and the people being paid to do it have not come by once today. So either they will do it in the middle of the night and will wake me up (my walkway/driveway are about 10' from my bed) or I will have a helluva time getting out of my driveway in the morning.

I'm trying to figure out my new boss. When explaining something to me, she absolutely has to explain every detail about 3x, and will not skip anything, even if I am attempting to convey that I absolutely understand it because I've been doing it for years and/or studying it in school. I can't get her to stop saying the same explanations over and over again, which just wastes so much time. Well then today, she is trying to figure out how to handle an issue... instead of thinking it out, deciding, then telling me what she wants to do, she is talking it through AT me, asked my opinion, then when I tried to give it, she got pissed off and didn't want to hear it. Seriously?! First, I might have only been there for a month and a half, but I've been doing this job for years. Second, I'm not an idiot and I have experience that might give a different perspective on how to handle something. Then when I'm trying to leave at the end of my day, she is sitting there talking to me, saying the same thing over and over again. I'm trying to not get overtime, but I can't get away from her. Plus she has a horrific smokers cough where she literally starts gagging and choking on her throat. It is a horrible thing to listen to hour after hour, day after day. When she stood near me today I was trying not to cough from the stench of smoking that is all over her. Yeah I get it, that is your choice... but why do I have to suffer?

So there are my rants from today. Sorry, I didn't have much that was notable and good. Thus this blog is a little negative, but I'm hoping tomorrow will be better!

  
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MANDI99P 2/1/2011 10:42PM

    Sorry to hear that your day didn't go so well. We are getting hammered with snow also. Right now you can't even see the houses across the street its snowing so hard. I hope the rest of your week goes better. Keep your head up!

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Snow and guys: 2 things that can get annoying

Monday, January 31, 2011

The Twin Cities, MN, is just starting our next snowstorm. We are expecting at least 6" over the next day. We are running out of room to put all this snow! So I've got a couple awful rush hours ahead of me. Plus I'm going to be getting a lot of exercise minutes in during the next 2 days as I clean up this snow.

As for the guy, I laid down the law yesterday and told him that no matter how many times he asks I'm not letting him come to my house. If he pushes it one more time that will be my limit. We were going to see each other tonight, but I haven't felt well this weekend (I haven't been sleeping well) so by the time I was ready to even move I still had to get to the grocery store, make dinner, and make my lunches for this week. Plus I have to get to bed in the next few minutes so I didn't have time to go anywhere. I've tried to make him understand that I am not going to just drop my life and my health to be around when he wants me to. Again, if he can't get that, then he's not the one I want to be with.

I wish weekends were longer!

  
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1STATEOFDENIAL 1/31/2011 10:05PM

    I had around 4-5" at my house when I got home, but I'll probably get at least another 1" by morning. Unfortunately, the storm has a bunch more moisture to drop on everyone south and east of me. I hope all of you are prepared for this monster!

In January we had 27 of 31 days with measurable snowfall. Yeah, some was only a dusting, but it is so ANNOYING! Every time it snows there are always so many crashes and spinouts (you'd think living in MN people would learn how to drive in the snow!). For instance, between 5am - 10am this morning, when there was only 1-2", there were more than 150 crashes and more than 100 spinouts - in the metro alone!

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MOM2ACAT 1/31/2011 4:31PM

    We have a snowstorm coming to Michigan on Wednesday that might dump about 10 inches of snow; I'm not looking forward to that at all! Even though we haven't had a huge amount of snow so far this winter, it's scary in some of the parking lots in town, where the snow is piled up so high from the plows that it's hard to see other cars around them.

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MANDI99P 1/31/2011 8:01AM

    Sorry that your not feeling well hun. I know that the snow sucks. After it hints you, its coming down here for us. We are supposed to get about 12 inches in the next few days. To me this guy sounds a little pushy. I agree that if he can't understand they way you feel, he's not right for you. Hope your week goes better! Drive safely in that snow!

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SIMPLY_RAE 1/31/2011 12:53AM

    Oh goodness more snow?! I totally agree with you about the guy thing! As you said, if he can't understand, then he's not the one. Hope you feel better soon!

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