new position...

My new position has kept me busy. While I absolutely love what I do so far, it’s the prep I don’t like. I spend a good portion of my time in meetings. Meetings with whom might you ask?

Everybody. My team decides or approves every marketing piece. It took 2 hours to go through 4 weeks of stuff, ugh.

I’m not complaining. I’m happy to have a job and I actually like this position better than my last. My bosses seem pretty cool. Even the crazy lady is starting to rub off on me. It’s the other people I’m worried about.

After our first team meeting with 12 of us, I realized this is a team full of A-type personality people. A type personality people are usually impatient workaholics who constantly strive for high achievements (myself included).

It’s just after that meeting, I felt like if I turned my back for too long somebody might stab me. There are three people on the team I’ve worked with a little and quite frankly don’t care to work with again but will do it if I have to. They exemplify these characteristics to the T. Nevertheless, it should be fun.

On that note, with my busy schedule this will probably be my last post of the year. Have a wonderful holiday!


for the record...i probably would have gone crazy too

I just got through watching that Britney For the Record special on MTV and it left me feeling really bad for her. I know we shouldn’t feel bad for her because she has millions of dollars and is a celebrity but all of this started when she was only 15 or 16. She was kid. The attention and paparazzi following her is normal to her. It’s been like that for nearly half of her life. I can’t say I wouldn’t have gone crazy if I had that kind of life.

She says creating music and being in the studio makes her happy and I think that’s why she’s been able to put out two CD’s during all of this mess. I really don’t think her dad wanted her to get back into all of this. It seems like for a while he wanted her to do television for the more structured schedule so she could raise her kids. That’s why she did some appearances on How I Met Your Mother. But Britney got back in the studio and started writing and boom here’s a cd.

I wonder about her financial state. You might think, she’s earned millions but, when you are rich, you can blow through tons of money living a certain lifestyle. And I wonder if this tour and everything else is her dad’s way of making her some more money for those kids. We all know Britney is going to have to provide for those kids at least until they are 18.

Then maybe after all of this she will retire. I think she needs to. She deserves it. She truly doesn’t know what normal, as we know it, is. In the meantime, I think we can all enjoy her latest cd and quite possibly her last tour.


i'm a walking disaster...

I didn’t realize until a couple days ago, what a walking disaster I’ve been for the past couple of months. Since I have so many other important things to take care of, I tend to brush off my “scrapes and bruisies.” It wasn’t until one of my friends pointed out the reoccurrences of my scrapes and bruises.

Back in August, I got hit by a baseball at a minor league game. I don’t like baseball. I only went because the tickets were free and I got an all-you-can-eat pass. Well, I was near the concession stand when the baseball ricocheted off the stadium and hit me on the head. I ducked and tried to try to miss it, but it hit me anyway. It was so embarrassing. I felt like everyone was looking at me. The medic came over to examine me. Then I immediately left the game. No biggie – there just happened to be several co-workers at the game since we all got free tickets.

In September, I got stung by a swarm of wasps in the backyard. I had no idea wasps could sting you through your clothes until that night. I was stung all down the side of my back and right arm. It really was no big deal to me until I started webbing and stinging didn’t go away after 30 minutes. Several hours later after medicating the wound and drugging myself up I was fine.

In October, I burned myself while cooking. I accidentally touched the small part of the skillet that isn’t cool-to-touch. I really didn’t think it was that big of a deal until my wrist continued to burn 30 minutes afterwards.

I suppose this month’s injury could have been prevented had I not been drinking. So I don’t want to get into the details of how it happened, but I severely injured my knee. I really didn’t think it was a big deal until I started bleeding. But I have to say this one was totally worth it since it was a sex injury.