Sunday, October 31, 2010

Things I Love

I am really more of a lover than a hater so I have many, many things I can write for this. I didn’t want to be boring or mushy so I’ll give you the top 26 things I love in alphabetical order.

Apple: The Big

Blueberries: Everything blueberry and blueberry flavored. YUM!

Crying: I am such a huge crier. I love it and also can’t help it. Sad things, happy thing, new shoes… I cry for them all

Dancing: no explanation necessary!

Eggs: The incredible edible

Friends and Family: I think I have the greatest of both of these
Giraffes: Hands down my favorite animal. There is something so impressive about a giraffe. I can just stare at them all day and never get bored.

Hula Hooping: My all time favorite hobby. I learned that there is a girl who teaches Hula hoop lessons in the park. I am SOOOO signing up!!

Ipod: I like to wear my ipod when I walk around, it’s like my life has a sound track behind it. My favorite is when I’m on the subway and Journey’s song Don’t Stop Believing comes on. One day I’ll take the midnight train headed anywhere…

Juice Boxes: Best. Invention. Ever

Kleaning: That's right, I couldn't think of a K but I LOVE cleaning. There's something about cleaning and cleanliness that is just magical

Love

My Mug: Enough Said

Note Pads: I love writing things down and taking notes and planning and making lists. How can you not!

Other people: meeting new ones and such.

Pie!!

Quiet: I don’t just like the quiet because it’s convenient that it starts with a Q which is a difficult letter. I love the quiet. I meditate every morning before I start my day. It helps me get centered and focused. Besides, sometimes you just have to be alone with yourself and block out the noise

Reading, Riting, Rithmatic: Ok, so I actually hate math but I LOVE reading and writing! W was taken with something that I love more than writing so I had to figure out how to fit it in somewhere else. I love to read and I am always doing so, but even more than that, I love to write. I don’t know that I’m an amazing writer, but I love being a story teller through writing.

Shoes: Anyone who knows me for more than a day knows that I love shoes and have an insane collection of them! I had to sell a bunch of shoes before I moved because I just didn’t have enough room to take them all. But since moving I’ve already bought 3 new pairs.

This baby: S was taken but I can’t leave out Sariah. She’s my favorite little buddy!!

Um.....

View: From my office. It is so nice and peaceful and after school there are always little kids playing outside.

Water: I love every aspect of water (except humidity but that’s beside the point) I don’t drink soda so I’m often left with terrible options anywhere I go, but luckily I’d rather have water anyway. It is so clean and refreshing… but besides its drinkable properties it also has the ability to create terrific activities and hours of entertainment. I love to wakeboard, surf, swim and boat; all things that very much require water to be successful.

Xena: Also She-ra, Amazon Women and all strong warrior women in general. I love a good female butt kicker

Yogurt: both regular and frozen

Zoo: Once again, not just because it’s conveniently a Z. I love zoos and animals. See my video from the zoo in Omaha!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Things I Hate

Oh sure, it's not a very uplifting post, but I'll keep it brief and maybe tomorrow I'll post about the things I love...

When it's just me and one guy on the subway after 10pm...

Need I say more


Desk Calendars
I HATE desk calendars!!!! This is freaking 2010 people. EVERYTHING is online!!!
My schedule has been on my phone for the past 6 years or more.
At work I use my Outlook calendar.

It's amazing by the way.

No one in the world actually uses their desk calendars for anything but doodling on. Whenever I sit at someone's desk I'm always put off by how gross and cluttery it looks. I was just going to do away with the whole thing when my dear assistant brought in my 2011 desk calendar so that it was "ready for me when the new year comes"
She is such a sweet lady that I didn't want to say, "Hey, I don't appreciate you ordering this for me, go ahead and throw it away." So it looks like I'll have a desk calendar until at least February and then I'll feel comfortable hiding it.



Filing Cabinets
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE organized things. I fully support the concept behind filing cabinets, but it's the actual delivery that disappoints me.

Filing cabinets are in the same category as desk calendars. It's just a bunch of extra clutter that isn't up to date and people don't use anyway. I guarantee you can go to any filing cabinet in any office in America and it's full of old, outdated materials that no one looks through. This is only one of the drawers in my desk and every day I go through and throw away a file or two of things I know I'll NEVER look at.

Again, everything is on the computer.

Which brings me to my next point.

Paper.

I'm sorry Dunder Mifflin, but I can do without your product.

Every day I get handed paper to review. I review it. Then I throw it away. This has not been ok with me. I feel some sort of moral irony about taking my reusable canvas bags to the grocery store but then throwing away 10lbs of paper a day at work.

So today I got all motivated and jazzed about saving our planet and I gave a motivational pep talk to my assistant about becoming as paperless as possible.

She was totally on board!

I must be an amazing speaker.

After that every time I asked her for some document or another she would get a sparkle in her eye and say, "Sure thing, I'll email that to you right now"

Yay Earth!


These Things
I don't know what they're called... clippies?

I hate them.

Oh, I don't know why but something about them just rubs me the wrong way. Every time I see the little pile of them in their container I get irked. They just make me so mad.

Want to know what makes me even more irritated?

Let me explain...
Ok, so I LOVE note pads! I mean LOOOOOOVE them. I know, ironic how I hate paper so much. But just attach a bunch of them by the top and I'm in heaven. I'll explain more in my "Things I Love" post if it makes you judge me less.

So, here I am, loving my notepad but the pages are becoming unruly. Especially the further I get into the pad with my diligent note taking. The pages on the top just go mad. They can't contain themselves and act out aggressively towards me.

One day I notice someone writing on the same kind of pad as me and she has one of these damn clippies on the top of her pad. It is keeping all of her top papers completely in line.

I liked her motivation to manage her impossible paper but I was skeptical that she should fall to the evil influence of the clippie.

However, I did succumb.

And I liked it...


Of course I was furious!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Henry Doorly Zoo

Best. Zoo. Ever!!!

video

Omaha Rocks :)