Wednesday, February 28, 2007

I love the 90s station on XM. This morning the DJ said "XM 90s, you only get it if you lived it" and that's mainly why I love it now. I don't even care if they play Warrant right after SWV - I love it.

YOu know what I LOVe more?! I love Big R internet radio. Big R is a 90s alternative station and right now I'm listening to White Town "Your Woman". Dude you would totally know that song if you heard it. Seriously, download it. HELLO nostalgia!

today is going to be a good day. :-)

Monday, February 26, 2007

Oh man, I've got a wicked cold and it's so not cool. I hate colds, they're so useless. They're not bad enough to take off work but yet they're not nearly good enough to actually allow you to work once you get here.

Colds are like windshield wipers that decide to only work on the middle and passenger side of the window -- you can still see the cars in front of you but it's incredibly frustrating.

Derp.
Oh man, I've got a wicked cold and it's so not cool. I hate colds, they're so useless. They're not bad enough to take off work but yet they're not nearly good enough to actually allow you to work once you get here.

Colds are like windsheild wipers that only work on the middle and passenger side of the window -- you can still see the cars in front of you but it's incredibly frustrating.

Derp.

Friday, February 23, 2007

I need money. There's so much I'd like to do to the house but I can't do it without money.

I wonder if I can sell my roofing experience on the side for cash... "hi my name is j, you need a roofer?"......eh maybe not.

I know! I'm gonna go to the driving range, practice really hard, and then become a pro golfer. It'll only take going to the range eight days a week for the next nine years... ... crap.

can i sell my organs? ... second thought, ummm ... no.

Maybe I could do yard work?

This is pathetic.

I'm picking up a lotto ticket tonight.
My mom's shmupperooo. She's a cutee.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Last night, Pau didn't come home until 9 so I made myself a nice egg salad samich. I forgot how much I love homemade egg salad samiches.

Ruby is food snob. It's really, really annoying.

I'm happy that's it's Thursday but I'd be more excited if it were Friday.

I think I'm coming down with the cold Pau had a few days ago.

I finally moved into my brother's old office. It's nice because it's a bigger office and I feel like I can actually have people come in and sit down in a chair that was actually meant for guests. I have more desk space so that I can look at more projects (blah) and I have so much more wall space to organize my awards, project photos, and drawings. The only thing that really sucks about this office is that.....my brother isn't in it.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Holy moly blog, it's been a tough week and it's only wednesday....shnikes.

Goals to achieve during lent to make me a better person & closer to the dude upstairs:
1. Eat heathier - I should stop pretending to be a human garbage disposal
2. Run at least once a week & take the dog for longer walks
3. Say a prayer in the morning everyday
4. Send at least one card to someone every week
5. Research & Donate to two charities

I know everyone talks about giving up something for lent like candy or pop, but this year I'm attempting to give up something that I should've been giving up all year --- my very own time. I know it's not a lot but it's a start I think. Caring for Ruby has really taught me a lot about giving up a part of myself for someone or something else and now I feel like I can do more. So step by step, day by day, I'm going to try to do as much as I can.

Monday, February 19, 2007


Our little goober.
I finally went to the MEGA Steve & Barry's they put in about five minutes from my house. They took over the old HQ building about a year or so ago but I haven't really had the urge to do some work shopping until yesterday. I found two pairs of pants and two long sleeve polos for $30.00. I love Steve & Barry's.

Today, I'm going to focus. I'm allowing myself no big breaks (aside from this one), no extended conversations with other employees - even if it's about work, and I'm not allowing myself to go home today without completely finishing at least 3 bid forms. Blog - I'll get back to you later on how I did.

Also, I need to talk to Jen. I haven't talked to her in FOREVER and I miss her.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

You ever think that having millions or even billions of dollars is like having the GOD code for a video game? Think about it, if you're not so good looking - you can have surgery/stylist makeover to fix that. If you're not so good with the ladies/boys, you can hire a looove coach. If you're not so popular, you can pay to be where the famous people are hanging out. You can do anything!!

You know what I would do? I'd probably take a few months off to just travel and such but then I'd come back and probably go back to school. I think I'd want to do it right and get a business degree and maybe a mba. After that, I'd keep working at getting my business to take off and I'd start a fund for women in the service end of construction. I'd start the foundation so that it's tailored to women managing their own crews and their own business' that provide most of their labor from in-house. I would request that NAWIC recognize my smaller, more focused association as a "front lines" type recruiter. I'd have private training to get women up to speed on tools/building/codes or a 'how to' class on dealing with old school male pm's. I'd want to make it so that people don't treat me or other women like me like this -- "oh you're starting the WBE because you want to take advantage of the old minority discount bullshit" -- Dennis (he's a man's man). ....... Lastly, I would probably support most of my family and donate to a few charities along the way too. ... but that's just me :)

Monday, February 12, 2007

So dig this blog - last night while P & I are trying to watch Family Guy, I start hearing these noises in the other rooms of the house. I knew something was up when Ruby got up and walked into the hallway to check things out but when I said something to P, he's tells me that all I'm hearing is the registers and the dog. I turned on the light, waited for a second, and there was nothing, so I shut the light off again and crawled back into bed.

Sure enough, a minute or two after the lights are off, I keep hearing these little scratchy, chipmunky noises in the house. I was absolutely terrified that somehow a raccoon had snuck into the attic then slipped into the house from some tiny crack and is now going to freak out in one of the upstairs rooms --- or worse, walk into our bedroom, attack the dog, and then bite us all over and give us rabies and etc etc etc AH (I have a bad overactive imagination when it comes to this stuff)! So I took a cue from Roobs and decided to tip-toe into the other rooms and sneak a peek from around the wall. The light in the guest room clicked on and there was no noise. The light in the office clicked on and there wasn't any noise in there either. Frustrated and still a little freaked out, I slip back into bed. Just as P is about to rag on me for being paranoid and then flat out call me crazy...........

....Ruby gets up and stands at the door. I hear the noises again and I'm watching Ruby's head dart back and forth. In mid "oh sh-" I see this small black winged creature, fly circles around the ceiling fan, right over my bed. I HATE SMALL FLYING ANIMALS. I hate them, I hate them, I hate them. They are sick and scary and they make me scream. I pulled the covers over my head and P practically punches me in the face trying to cover my head with blankets. P is trying to get me to reach over and turn on the light to make it stop flying but I'm WAY to freaked out to stick my hand out of the covers. He climbs over me and flicks on the light and that stupid, sick, disgusting, little freak-head is hiding behind my bedroom door. Light or no light, I'm not getting out of my safety blankets! So P kills the bat with a piece of the box fan (u can't use something flat and solid to hit 'em because of their ability to sense solid objects so something light with holes tends to work better).

After things have calmed down a bit, Ruby plops down on her pillow and we go back to watching Family Guy. I let Paul laugh for a few minutes and then at the end of the show, I squinted my eyes, smooshed my lips up to my nose, looked that man straight in the eye, and said "I TOLD you I'm not crazy."

He just looked at me, laughed, then told me I was a frady cat. Deeeerrrrrrrp!

Friday, February 09, 2007

Blog,

you ever get that feeling that you need something......I mean, you're not really sure what it is yet but you need it? I have that feeling that I need something else in my life, like another class or a chair on a commitee somewhere or hell, I don't know, a new project of some kind. I need to do something other than the normal routine. I need change darn it. CHANGE CHANGE CHANGE.

-Jackie

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Is it a holiday today? Could it be possible that the business is closed today? It's a weekday right.....yea, it's Thursday. So how the hell is no one here yet?

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

The best thing about having my folks on vacation for four days is the coffee. The man is so used to drinking strong, bold coffee that he's actually becoming a coffee bean. Seriously, I just saw him try to boil himself, it was terrible. I used to love a half a cup of his coffee in the morning because it would kick me right into gear but now, just a sip of his coffee is like super-fast-straight-to-the-vein-crack-cut-from-the-most-potent-coke-in-Columbia coffee. The texture is even worse too; if it were any thicker and darker, it would BE mud. Mud!!

I should double up the filters or replace caf with decaf one day cause this my friend, is getting ridiculous.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Happy Groundhog Day blog!