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Saturday, February 11, 2006
What's Your Definiton?

The Picto-Personality Test

You are a person who lives in the moment and is passionate about whatever and whoever you love. When alone, you appreciate being able to do nothing if you want to, and setting your own pace for things. You are intelligent. You use your time to its fullest potential and will go very far in life. In the future you will be happy and live richly.
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Lisa is mostly likely to say the out-of-date phrase:
In your dreams space coyote
William Shakespeare
Because they did all of your jello shots
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Dear Cupid, This year, I've had my ups and downs in the love department.
I tried to seduce ____with the whole ‘secret admirer’ bit but then lost interest. I accidentally glued my hand to_____ ’s butt (and it’s a really nice butt). I baked some cookies for but I forgot about their deadly peanut allergy.
So, as you can see, it's been a hectic year. Can you please make fall in love with me this Valentine's day? Sincerely, FleurDeLisa

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I'm getting delirious... I need to stop now.

posted by Lisa at 2/11/2006 08:30:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Shoe catastrophe averted. We found 2 pairs of shoes that met with his approval. Not hunter green hightops...But oh well. He voted for the gray and black Vans. I found some gray and orange Asics. He liked them; it was the miracle of the day. So his shoes were found in one store. I wasn't so lucky. I went into L.S. Ayres. They have an Origins makeup counter there. I'm on the verge of running out of just about everything. Come to find out, so are they. I found out they're moving out of the store as Ayres is closing. So I left there empty handed. Not to be totally cheated, I decided to torture the child some and look upstairs to see if they had any suits in my size left. Nothing, nada, zip...It was almost all petite. I hate that. Where are the clothes for sort-of -tall women? I never see that section in the store. I don't understand why women's clothes can't be sized like men's clothes. Inseam and waist. End of story. How simple would that be? Would it bother women to say you now wear a size 28x33 when you used to wear a size 4? Does the number 28 sound too large? It's the same thing.... I just don't get it. I need to go to bed now. Yes, I know what time it is....Call me pitiful for going to bed before 9:00 on a Saturday.
posted by Lisa at 2/11/2006 08:25:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
I don't know if everyone is having this trouble, but for me my blog is loading very slowly. I don't know why... So try to be patient.
posted by Lisa at 2/11/2006 08:10:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
The Dog
Speaking of the dog...She was really full of pep yesterday afternoon. I figured it was because I've been sick and unable to do as much with her lately. I walked down the steps and there she was at the bottom, looking guilty as sin. I knew she'd done something.... My son was at the table doing his homework. He had gotten some cookie dough out for me to bake his some cookies. The dog had eaten half of the package. I can't believe it didn't make her sick. She's fine today, just like nothing happened. Dogs are like kids- when they're looking too sweet and innocent, you know they've done something.... Trust me on this one.
posted by Lisa at 2/11/2006 08:02:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Which One?
I'm not sure which one is crazier, my son or my dog. I was cutting my sons' fingernails this morning. (Yes, I still do it for him- he butchers his nails if he does it.) and my dog kept scrambling around under my feet. I couldn't figure out what she was doing. I finally saw that she was eating the occasional bit that I dropped on the hard wood floor. Ugh- disgusting! That prompted my son to recall this little plastic dragon he had when he was around 4 years old. It was hollow and I believe made to be a toothbrush holder somehow. I found out he was "feeding" his dragon his fingernails and toenails he would dig out of the trash. Quirky- yes. Sick- yes.... Needless to say, the dragon went away shortly thereafter. You cannot imagine the things the mind of a child come up with.
posted by Lisa at 2/11/2006 07:51:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Question Of The Day
New piece of furniture If you could create a new piece of furniture for your home, one that is not available in any store, what would it be? The other day at work we came up with the idea of a chair for adults just like one of those bouncy baby chairs. Make it adult sized and in stylish colors to go with your decor. It would be great for kicking back at the end of the day. Every time my co-worker put her baby in it, he fell right to sleep so it must be so comfortable and soothing. You know, dental chairs are very comfortable too if you're not fearful of impending pain. (Not that a dentist hurts you all the time!) So those would be an interesting piece of furniture for your home. Imagine the conversation starter it would be.
posted by Lisa at 2/11/2006 07:33:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
The Saturday Six
1. Do you have a Valentine this year? J'ai mon cher fils pour toujours. 2. How will you spend the big day itself? If it's Tuesday, I'm working. Too bad it isn't on Monday. Oh wait, I still wouldn't be doing anything. 3. What are you most allergic to? Do you have to take medication or avoid certain medication to stay well? Unfortunately I'm allergic to many things. I'm terribly allergic to latex. I can't eat shellfish or take codeine. Those are my big three. 4. Take this quiz (if you haven't already!): What temperment are you? (Thanks to Barb!)
You Have a Melancholic Temperament
Introspective and reflective, you think about everything and anything. You are a soft-hearted daydreamer. You long for your ideal life. You love silence and solitude. Everyday life is usually too chaotic for you. Given enough time alone, it's easy for you to find inner peace. You tend to be spiritual, having found your own meaning of life. Wise and patient, you can help people through difficult times. At your worst, you brood and sulk. Your negative thoughts can trap you. You are reserved and withdrawn. This makes it hard to connect to others. You tend to over think small things, making decisions difficult.
What Temperment Are You?
Nah, I really don't think this is me, especially the last paragraph, but I'll put it up anyway. 5. There is actually a town in my state of birth, South Carolina, called Ninety-Six. What's the most unusual place name in the your home state. (For home state, it can be where you live now or where you grew up.) The first one that comes to mind is Santa Claus, Indiana. This state is full of bizare names. 6. How much money would you need to really feel secure? That is a tough question. It seems no matter how much money you have, a little bit more might seem nice.
posted by Lisa at 2/11/2006 07:11:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Sisterly Update
Here's the news from my sister. The younger one, the scary death girl that is possibly adopted in my opinion. Where in the hell did she come from?? Anyhow, she's leaving Philadelphia and moving back in with my parents. According to Debi (yes, that is her name- not a good name for a Goth Girl) my mother is happy about it. Knowing my mother, she probably is happy about it. Momma, you need to get a life! Debi is moving to Orange County California in a few months. I have no idea why. Perhaps she has no idea why. I lived there many years ago and she is going to be shocked at the cost of living. She also said she can't wait until Mom sees her. She sent a picture which I'll refrain from putting up on here for fear that my friends that read this will cease to associate with me. Let's just say she has a new hairstyle and leave it at that. My mother keeps saying that she'll outgrow all of this. Um, momma, she's going to be 30 in a few years....Isn't that enough time? Honestly though, she is a good-hearted person. Her looks can be very deceiving. Hey- my dog loves her and so does my son. I trust their judgment implicitly...
posted by Lisa at 2/11/2006 02:28:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
I'm looking for a picture to hang over the fireplace in my bedroom. I'm considering this one. It's called "Flaming June" by Lord Frederick Leighton. I'm not usually a fan of orange. But there is something about the look of serenity and innocence on the woman's face. She's curled up yet sprawled out napping and appears to have not a care in the world. In contrast to the naive and guiless expression on her face, the woman's gown is transparent and gives her an enticing look. I have these two hanging in my family room. I just love them. They were birthday presents two years ago when I moved into this house. They look fantastic in there. I haven't hung anything on the walls of the bedroom yet and it's driving me crazy. I know it has to be something that I adore because I'll look at it every day.
posted by Lisa at 2/11/2006 02:00:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
B just got her acceptance letter from GE. Congrats to her on her new job! I know she's thrilled about it. I'm not sure if she still gets to call Indy her home as she'll be traveling 50 weeks of the year. But that's not such a bad thing! Especially in the winter, it's great to be able to get away from here... Hey, GE owns NBC, right? Think I could score some backstage tour of the Today Show the next time I'm in NYC?
posted by Lisa at 2/11/2006 12:31:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
Saturday 8
sat-8 :: come sail away... 1. Do you own, or have you ever owned, a boat? When I was growing up we always have boats. My friends and I used to go out for the day in the canoe with a picnic lunch. My parents still have several boats, as they live on the water. But they're old now and have a pokey pontoon boat. I'm hoping to steal away their 2-person kayak for my own personal use. I went sailing to Catalina Island in California when I was 7 months pregnant. It was on a friends' 45 foot sail boat. Beautiful boat, but I was terribly seasick. I can't necessarily attribute the sickness to the boat I suppose. I was pregnant after all! 2. How far away do you live from the nearest body of water? If you count the White River as a body of water, just a block or so. It is a pitiful excuse for a river in my opinion. 3. What type of water is it? (ocean, lake, pond, etc.) A river, if you believe what they say...I'm trying to find a good place to put a kayak in and see if it is navigable. 4. Do you enjoy swimming? I love the water. 5. Do you prefer swimming/floating in a pool, pond, lake, river, or ocean? I prefer the ocean. Once you've lived in Hawaii you're spoiled...But I'd take a swimming pool in my back yard. 6. What is your favorite water-related activity? (this can be from sailing a yacht to sunning next to a pool to washing your dog in the backyard) I enjoy many different water activities...Swimming, boating and taking cruises of course. I'm not supposed to "sun" anymore because I had a cancerous area removed from my back last year. Damn doctors.... 7. Have you ever taken a cruise? If no, why not? If yes, how was the experience? I've taken 2 cruises and it was fantastic both times! I absolutely loved it. You don't have to worry about a thing. I hate having to carry my luggage around or worry about where I'm going to eat. If I wanted to lounge by the pool and have a waitress bring me drinks with umbrellas in them, I did...If I wanted to hike a waterfall in Jamaica, well I could do that too. They were most relaxing vacations I've ever been on. 8. Switching focus to water intake ... What is your favorite liquid refreshment, and why do you love it so? I try to drink a lot of water. I do like pinot grigio and many other wines, but I don't drink those every day...
posted by Lisa at 2/11/2006 11:58:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Well...Allrighty then.
You scored as Chains/Handcuffs. Your turn on is handcuffs and chains. You like being cuffed/chained to the bed, or cuffing/chaining your partner down. You love the pure ecstasy of being in complete control... Or letting someone else have complete control over you. Sex isn't sex without control.







Blind Folds





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Hmmm... There is a quiz for everything out there. I was sent the last quiz "What Is Your World View" and when I finished taking that, this quiz came up. I have no idea what possessed me to actually take it!
posted by Lisa at 2/11/2006 11:37:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
My World View
You scored as Postmodernist. Postmodernism is the belief in complete open interpretation. You see the universe as a collection of information with varying ways of putting it together. There is no absolute truth for you; even the most hardened facts are open to interpretation. Meaning relies on context and even the language you use to describe things should be subject to analysis.







Cultural Creative









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posted by Lisa at 2/11/2006 11:12:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
What is your name? Lisa Spell your name backwards. Asil Date of birth: February 26 Male or female? female Astrological sign: Pisces Nicknames: Li-Li, Lisee is a fecees (courtesy of my brother) and La-La (sitting here La-La waiting for my Ya Ya) Occupation? Business Operations Manager Height: 5'8" Weight: 125 pounds Hair color: blonde Eye color: green Where were you born? The home of the Fighting Irish Where do you reside now? Indianapolis, Indiana Age: 35 for a few more weeks Screen names: Ophelisa1 on AIM E-mail addy: fleur_de_lisa@sbcglobal.net What does your screen name stand for? Ophelia from Shakespeare's "Hamlet" combined with my name, Lisa What is your gangsta name? What does that mean? I have no idea. What does your diary name stand for? A "Textbook Good" Visit means I'm so well behaved I'm the textbook definition of good. Most of the time....Okay, some of the time? Pets: Gatsby the wonder dog Number of candles you blew out on your last birthday cake? 35 Piercings? Just my ears Tattoos? none Shoe size: 8 Righty or lefty? righty Wearing right now: my blue snowglobe Nick and Nora pj's (still!) Hearing: Me typing and my dogs paws clicking on the hardwood floor. Feeling: Still a bit sick, my stomach hurts from the antibiotics I have to take. Eating/drinking: Coffee that is getting cold. ~Love~ Have you ever been in love? yes How many people have you told "I love you"? Romantic love? Let's see..Maybe 5... How many people have you been in love with? 5 I suppose How many people have you kissed? I have no idea. Have you ever kissed someone of the same sex? Of course How many people have you dated? I have no idea. What do you look for in a guy/girl? A great sense of humor, a exuberant laugh, intelligence, sharp wit, gorgeous hands, a nice smile and expressive eyes What's the first thing you notice about the opposite/same sex? See above What type of guy/girl do you usually go for? The wrong kind! Ha ha! Do you believe in love at first sight? Yes, I do. Do you remember your first love? Of course I do, I'm not that old! Who is the first person you kissed? Not for sure... Do you believe in fate? Somewhat, yes... ~Family Stuff~ How many siblings do you have? 3 What are your parents names? Peter and Jane What are your siblings names? Brian, Michele and Deborah How many siblings does your mother have? 5 How many siblings does your father have? 3 Where are your parents from? My father was born in Michigan, my mother is a Hoosier... Is your family close? Yes we are. Does your family get together for holidays? Always, every holiday we can come up with. Do you have a drunk uncle? No Any medical problems run through your family? No, we are very healthy Does someone in your family wear a toupee? No way, we have great hair! Do you have any nieces or nephews? Only 1 nephew Are your parents divorced? Absolutely not Do you have step parents? No. Has your family ever disowned another member of your family? No, but they should consider it! ha ha! If so for what? N/A Did some of your family come to America from another country? Yes, my grandfather is from Denmark. ~Music Stuff~ What song do you swear was written about you or your life? "I Am Extraordinary" by Liz Phair What's the most embarrassing CD you own? ABBA's Greatest Hits What's the best CD you own? I have no idea- I don't buy CD's anymore now that I have an I Pod. What song do you absolutely hate? The "Now And Always" Song from the Hoffmeister Jewels commercial. Do you sing in the shower? Yes, I have a stereo in the bathroom just for that purpose. Everyone sounds better in the shower.
posted by Lisa at 2/11/2006 10:21:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Question Meme
Seen here, there, increasingly everywhere. So, what the hell?
The Question Meme
1. What is your first and middle name? Lisa Ann (ugh!) 2. Were you named after anyone? Not as far as I know. 3. Do you wish on stars? Sure I do, it can't hurt. 4. When did you last cry? I don't remember. I am not good at crying. I think I cried a few weeks ago when I got really angry. 5. Do you like your handwriting? Yes. It is obsessively neat. (Unless I'm in a hurry or a moving vehicle.) But I print often for my son (who is dyslexic) and my boss (whose native language is Farsi). 6. What is your favorite lunch meat? I can't stand the suff. 7. What is your most embarrassing CD? I don't really have any I'm embarassed by. If I like it, I like it... But most people would vote for my "ABBA's Greatest Hits" 8. If you were another person, would you be friends with you? Yes I would. I'm a good friend, supportive, a good listener and a good conversationalist. 9. Do you have a journal? I used to. Now I blog, partly because I like the feedback, but also because I can type so much faster than I can write. (See 5.) 10. Do you use sarcasm a lot? Oh no, not me, not ever- Ha! 11. What are your nicknames? My boss calls me Li-Li and my big brother used to call me "Lisee is a fecees". Isn't that what big brothers do? Oh yeah, La-La (almost forgot). 12. Would you bungee jump? It would depends on who would ask me and where. 13. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? If they have laces, yes. But many of my shoes are slip-ons. 14. Do you think that you are strong? In the sense of strong willed, most definitely. In terms of physical strength, I'm a fairly small person, but my strong will helps! 15. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Edy's Dreamery Raspberry Avalanche 16. Shoe Size? 8 in regular shoes but the woman at Athletic Annex sized me at 8.5 in my Mizuno's 17. Red or pink? Red of course! 18. What is your least favorite thing about yourself? I'm whiny when I'm sick. 19. Who do you miss most? My Grandmother 20. Do you want everyone you send this to, to send it back? I'm not planning on sending it anywhere. 21. What color pants and shoes are you wearing? Blue Nick and Nora pajama pants and tan Ugg slippers. 22. What are you listening to right now? The news. 23. Last thing you ate? A Kashi granola bar and a cup of coffee 24. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Brick Red 25. What is the weather like right now? Cold, cloudy, dreary...welcome to Indiana in the winter. 26. Last person you talked to on the phone? I don't know...probably someone at work yesterday. 27. The first thing you notice about the opposite sex? I don't check out the opposite sex, I check out the same sex so I'll answer that- Hands, teeth, eyes, and other things I can't mention here! 28. Where did you find this meme? All over. 29. Favorite Drink? Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio, coffe, water... 30. Favorite Sport? I'm not into watching sports all that much. 31. Hair Color? Blonde 32. Eye Color? Green 33. Do you wear contacts? Almost exclusively...Just regular clear contacts. I used to wear colored contacts because I didn't like having green eyes. As I've gotten older I've learned to like and accept things like that about myself. 34. Favorite Food? Hard to pin down, I like so many things- how about cheesecake... 35. Last Movie You Watched? I watched half of "Neverland" and fell asleep. 36. Favorite Day Of The Year? My birthday, as it's coming up this month- or the first day of summer for obvious reasons! 37. Scary Movies Or Happy Endings? Neither one, but if I had to choose one of these it would be happy endings- I've become a big chicken and get too scared. 38. Summer Or Winter? Summer! 39. Hugs OR Kisses? Both 40. What Is Your Favorite Dessert? Oh God, I love dessert, it is my weakness. 41. Who Is Most Likely To do this Meme? Do I know? 42. Who Is Least Likely To do this Meme and comment? Do I care? 43. What Books Are You Reading? "The Sunday Philosophy Club" 44. What's On Your Mouse Pad? I don't have one as I have a laptop computer and my desktop computer has a trackball mouse. 45. What Did You Watch Last night on TV? Some of the opening ceremony of the Olympics. 46. Favorite Smells? Rain, A real Christmas Tree, orange peels, baking bread, Ralph Lauren Blue Perfume... 47. Favorite Sounds? Rain on the roof, the ocean, someone playing the guitar or piano for me (I can't play but I love to be played for). 48. Rolling Stones or Beatles? Beatles. 49. What's the farthest you've been from home? Venezuela or Hawaii- not sure which one is farther away. 50. Do you have a special talent? Nothing I can't put on here! 51. What is your ring tone? A really annoying one that says "Lisa, Oh Lisa" At least I know it's my phone that is ringing...
posted by Lisa at 2/11/2006 09:12:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Contradiction In Terms
Isn't "Nice and Cold" an oxymoron? It is to me!
posted by Lisa at 2/11/2006 08:51:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
It won't be easy
I have to take Ian shopping today. He actually asked me. Frightening! He's suddenly outgrown all of his shoes. He has freakishly large feet, especially for his size. I'm wondering if he'll grown into these size 11 feet someday. I'm the shortest person in my family at 5'8" so it's possible that he'll shoot up when he gets older. I don't have big feet and his father only wears a size 9 so he doesn't get it from us. One of the shoes he wants are hunter green Nike high-tops. I have no idea where I'm going to find them. So I'll be hitting the mall with him this afternoon in pursuit of his dream sneakers. I'm putting him to work around here first so he can earn them.
posted by Lisa at 2/11/2006 08:42:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
J'ai besoin de café
I can't believe I've been up this long and I haven't made any coffee. I'm not sure if I'll be able to taste it or not, but I'm going to try. What I really want is coffee from Cafe Patachou. While I 'm at it, I'll take some of their fresh-squeezed o.j. and Bruce's Homemade Granola with yogurt and fruit. But I'm still lazing around in my pj's (I love to buy them, just not wear them at night) so I'll have to settle for my own coffee for now.
posted by Lisa at 2/11/2006 08:14:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Fat Tuesday
My son goes to private school. They've been gearing up for Mardi Gras. Which seems like a foreign concept to me, as I went to public school. He's been focusing on his Mardi Gras mask in art class. His is a cat of some sorts. No big surprise to me. I'm sure the mask is in memory of his cat Toulouse. I'm wondering what kind of celebration the school is planning? I picture all of these boys and girls in their prim uniforms wearing beads and grasping handfuls of doubloons while devouring a King Cake. Personally, when I think of Mardi Gras beads, I think of one thing- boobs. I've never been to Mardi Gras, so I could have it all wrong. But the thought of thousands of people wearing masks, potentially clown masks, it scares the hell out of me.
posted by Lisa at 2/11/2006 07:39:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Snow and My Sister
I just heard that Philadelphia could potentially get up to a foot of snow. My baby sister lives in Philly...For now. She's nearly 10 years younger than I am. And a world apart. Honestly, I barely know her. She was only 9 years old when I moved away from home. On the other hand, she just moved out of my parents house last year. At nearly 26 years old. My parents had at least one of their children living with them for 42 years. That is a frightening concept. I adore my son, but he is not going to live with me until he's 26. No way. And he's an only child... Then again, I know how they (try) to baby me, and I'm not even the youngest. Of course, I'm 6 years younger than my older sister so I was the baby for a good chunk of my life. Every time my parents come to visit me they bring me food. It's so funny. Do they think I don't have food here in Indianapolis? I know, they're just being parents... I'm lucky to have them. My younger sister is the textbook definition of "scary Goth death girl." We look absolutely nothing alike. I have no idea what her real hair color is because it's been dyed black for so long. I know she isn't blonde like my older sister and I. The top of her hair is long and the bottom is shaved. She has several tattoos including black widow spiders on her inner wrists. Her lower lip is pierced. See...Scary. If I had a photo of her I'd put it on here because you have to see it to believe it. But she doesn't like her picture taken.
I've found a picture of her...be warned- it is shocking!
At least that takes the heat off of me for being a lesbian! Makes me wonder which one of us is adopted....
posted by Lisa at 2/11/2006 07:16:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
I took my son with me to pick up our food at P.F Chang's last night. Chang's is right next to The Fashion Mall. There was a tour bus parked in the parking lot and a stream of businessmen were pouring out of the bus. It appeared that they were walking toward Maggiano's Restaurant. Personally, it's one of my favorite places. Nice bar, good wine list... Anyhow, Ian watches these men get off the bus and turns to me and says "Why would anyone want to come here?" He meant here as in Indianapolis. Good question!
posted by Lisa at 2/11/2006 06:42:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Why am I up so early? All week I've fantasized about sleeping in just a little bit. I was awake before my alarm clicked. It normally goes off at 5:15 am. Even when it's turned off it makes a tiny click when it's the alarm time. Normally I wouldn't hear the click if the alarm is off. I love my alarm clock. If that is possible to love anything that wakes me up that early.

It's a Zen alarm clock from Now And Zen. Here's how they describe it:

The Zen Alarm Clock's long-resonating Tibetan bell-like chime makes waking up a beautiful experience — its progressive chimes begin your day with grace. When the Clock's alarm is triggered, the acoustic chime bar is struck just once … 3-1/2 minutes later it strikes again … chime strikes become more frequent over 10 minutes … eventually striking every 5 seconds until shut off. As they become more frequent, the gentle chimes will always wake you up — your body really doesn't need to be awakened harshly, with a Zen Clock you're awakened more gradually and thus more naturally.

I wake up at the first ding, so it sort of defeats the purpose of the gradual awakening.

posted by Lisa at 2/11/2006 06:18:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Friday, February 10, 2006
Warning Label
I was taking my medication with my dinner tonight and noticed the label on one of the bottles. It warned me of potential nausea, dizziness and fatigue. Hello! That was partially the reason I went to the doctor, to get rid of these symptoms. So she gives me something that causes them? I don't get it...
posted by Lisa at 2/10/2006 07:31:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
My Civic Duty
I'm opening my mail tonight and what do I find but a summons to jury duty. How in the hell did they find me? I've always dreaded being called. I'm all in a dither just thinking about it. How am I supposed to drop off my son at school and make it downtown by 8 o'clock in the morning?? I'm am going to find a way to get released from duty if I truly have to get called. I finish eating my Chinese food and naturally I crack open my fortune cookie. Here's what it said: A perfect example of synchronicity... Or only seeing only what you're looking for... Still, I'd be happy if someone could come up with another position of high honor for me. I'm open to suggestions!
posted by Lisa at 2/10/2006 07:06:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Psychotic Friday Drivers
As there's little else to do in Indianapolis on a Friday night, most restaurants are packed. I could barely squeeze through the lobby to get to the bar in the back where I had to pick up my order. I had to park across the street at the mall just to find a parking spot. Sometimes when I sit in traffic, I flash back to California traffic jams. Traffic jams are relatively mild to non-existent in Indianapolis. That's one thing we're fortunate for here in "Nap" town. I was sitting in traffic tonight on the way to the restaurant and I was parked on a bridge. No way in hell would you want to sit on a bridge or under an overpass stuck in traffic in California. You never knew when a quake would strike and you didn't want to be the one squished.
posted by Lisa at 2/10/2006 06:47:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Friday Evening
I made it through the entire day at work. Well, my version of entire day. I took off a little before 3 o'clock this afternoon. It's Friday after all, around my place of business, that's late. We like to get our weekend off to an early start. I'm being naughty and ordering food to pick up from P.F.Chang's for dinner. I am too worn out to cook and clean up tonight. I'm hoping to be much better tomorrow. I'm going to do a whole lot of nothing tonight. I might turn on the opening ceremony of the Olympics. Whoo-hoo! Big deal on a Friday night. After the week I've had, I think that is the best plan. Did I mention that I backed into the fence at my house when I was backing out of the garage? I have a rear-load garage and it backs up to my backyard. I either hit the fence or the basketball pole. I made a few lovely scratches on the back of my Honda Pilot. Shit! Now I have to get that fixed. Gotta' go get the food now....
posted by Lisa at 2/10/2006 05:36:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
50 Questions...
1. What year was the best year of your life?1992 2. One animal or insect that Noah should have left off the ark? Snakes 3. Do you make a wish before blowing out your birthday candles? You bet I do! 4. Do you generally open your bills on the day that you receive them? Yes I do, so I can plan. 5. How many pillows are on your bed? Six 6. Favorite ice cream flavor? Raspberry avalanche Dreamery 7. What is the most dominate color in your wardrobe? Red 8. Have you ever seen a ghost? No 9. Would you rather go to a carnival or circus? A carnival, the circus has clowns! 10. Favorite meal: breakfast, lunch, or dinner? Breakfast, I love it. Cafe Patachou has the best! 11. Your favorite fictional animal? I don't know, Benji... 12. Have you ever flown first-class? Yes, from Chicago to LAX 13. Would you go on a reality show? No way. 14. Are you more optimistic or pessimistic about the future? Generally Optimistic 15. Pancakes or waffles? Can I pick both? I love breakfast! 16. If you could own a home anywhere in the world, where would it be? Kona, Hawaii 17. Your favorite Soup of the Day? Tomato Basil Bisque at Cafe Nora 18. What site is a must see for all visitors to your city? Indy is pretty boring- Maybe the Racetrack. It's not for me, but visitors seem to like it. 19. Can you recommend a good restaurant in your city? Mama Carolla's 20. You go to the zoo; what is the one animal that you want to see? The giraffes 21. Potatoes, rice, or pasta: which is your favorite? Pasta- loads of pasta! 22. What is the best movie that you've seen this year? "Brokeback Mountain" 23. One of your favorite books when you were a child? "The Very Snowy Day" 24. What in your life are you most grateful for? My son. 25. You are home alone and use the bathroom; do you close the door? No, I never do. My bathroom is in my master suite far away from the rest of the house. 26. What is your favorite small appliance? My Cuisinart Coffe Maker 27. Salty snacks or sweet treats? Sweet 28. Are you usually a little early, a little late, or right on time? A little early 29. What is the most daring thing that you have ever done? Nothing that I can write in here. 30. Have you ever met someone famous? Does Gary Coleman count? ha ha! 31. What was one of your favorite games as a child? Mille Bornes or Clue 32. At what age have you looked your best? 30-something 33. One person that never fails to make you laugh? Ellen Degeneres 34. What was the first music that you ever bought? The "Grease" soundtrack. 35. If you could change one thing about your family life when you were a child, what would it be? That my parents wouldn't have been so over-protective of me. 36. What is the one thing that you cook that always receives compliments? My Blueberry Strudel. 37. From what news source do you receive the bulk of your news? NPR or NBC news 38. In the last calendar year, how many people have you told that you love them? 5 39. Who received your first kiss? Paul, my 3rd grade boyfriend. Or was it Shay, my 3rd grade girlfriend? Ha ha! 40. The single most important quality in a mate? Wit 41. What do you value most in a relationship? Respect 42. What do you sleep in? Are we talking bed or pjs? I don't wear pajamas and I sleep in a queen size bed. 43. Do you consider yourself well organized? Yes I am. 44. On average, how many times a day do you look at yourself in the mirror? Too many to count. But going to the bathroom shouldn't count... 45. Did you ever make a prank phone call? Sure, my friends and I did all the time when we were kids. 46. What one quality do you seek in a friend? Loyalty. 47. Have you ever killed an animal? No. 48. When you were twelve years old, what did you want to be when you grew up? An Archeologist. 49. Do you believe in an afterlife? Yes I do. 50. What would you like to accomplish with the remaining years of your life? Raise my son to be a fine young man. The rest, I just don't know...it remains to be seen.
posted by Lisa at 2/10/2006 04:37:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
The Friday Five
1.) Do you believe in God or a higher power? Yes, I do. 2.) Are good and evil just concepts, or real powers in the universe? They are very real, but not as easy to discern as we might think. It's not so black and white where this is concerned. As humans were too tempted to put labels on everything and this isn't always the best thing to do. 3.) What is your view on forgiveness? I'm most likely much too forgiving for my own good. However, I don't feel that holding on to bitterness or resentfulness will serve to better me as a person in the long run. I don't choose to poison myself that way with the negativity of it. I feel like forgiveness is something between the wrong-doer, the wronged and God. I don't feel the need for then intervention of a third party (i.e. a priest) to make it right. 4.) Do organized religions do more harm than good? This is a difficult question for me. I was raised in the church, my grandparents did mission trips to Jamaica. I do however have a difficult time saying that any one religion is "better" or more "right" than another one. 5.) If you had a day to spend playing God, what would you do? Playing God? That is a tough one. I feel as we all have free will. In the novel "East of Eden" by John Steinbeck, he uses the Hebrew word "Timshel"which means "Thou mayest" to discuss free will.

"Timshel - ‘Thou mayest’ - that gives a choice. It might be the most important word in the world. That says the way is open. That throws it right back on man. For if ‘Thou mayest’ - it is also true that ‘Thou mayest not.’" - John Steinbeck.

I cannot subscribe to the fatalistic belief that everything in life has been mapped out by God. I have come to believe that it is morally wrong for me to give in to the pessimistic philosophy that weakens me to the level of a pawn in a cosmic chess game. Free will makes me responsible for my mistakes and also gives me the power to strive to be a better person.

posted by Lisa at 2/10/2006 12:54:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
The Music Memoirs

Top 5 "Heart" Songs. (Heart songs, songs with heart in the title...or if ya like the band Heart songs)

  1. Cold, Cold Heart- Norah Jones
  2. Take A Little Piece of My Heart- Janis Joplin
  3. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart- Al Green
  4. Don't Go Breakin' My Heart- Elton John & Kiki Dee
  5. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band- The Beatles
  6. Heart of Glass- Blondie
  7. Open Your Heart- Human League
  8. Have A Heart- Bonnie Raitt
  9. Listen To Your Heart- Roxette
  10. Fortress Around Your Heart- Sting

Music Memoirs

posted by Lisa at 2/10/2006 11:02:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 4 comments links to this post
Question of the Day
Voted off If you were on Survivor, how soon do you think you'd be voted off? Do you think you'd win the $1 million? First of all, I'd never want to be on Survivor. The show might be filmed somewhere that there are snakes and I can't stand snakes. Secondly, I can't eat disgusting things. No way. It makes me sick just to watch that kind of thing. But if I could get by those two things somehow, I think I'd do fairly well. I have a strong work ethic, so I wouldn't be booted for being lazy. I can tolerate almost any type of hardship as long as I know it's temporary, so I wouldn't be a whiner. I'd most likely try to be sweet and fly under the radar. But I don't honestly think that would get me to win...
posted by Lisa at 2/10/2006 10:21:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Friday Fandango II
What do you want MOST for Valentine's Day?? Flowers, chocolate, gifts and/or jewelry - OR - passionate sex with the one you love? I never said I wasn't a greedy b**ch, I want it all! I'd take star gazer lillies, Godiva chocolate and Tiffany's silver jewelry. As far as the sex goes, I'm not going to describe what I want! ;-) This is an "R-Rated" blog at my textbook worst- not "X-Rated"!
posted by Lisa at 2/10/2006 10:00:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Friday's Feast
Appetizer What was a class or course you took while in school that you realize now was a total waste of time? For me, it was Calculus. I've never used it. Soup Who is the tallest person you know? Probably Don, my friend Shannon's fiance. He's about 6'8". I've met Al Harrington (formerly of the Indiana Pacers) and he's 6'9". Salad What's your favorite midnight snack? I'm never awake at midnight to eat a snack! I'm not really one to eat late at night anyhow, so I guess I don't have a favorite. Main Course Have you ever found money somewhere? If so, where did you find it, and how much was it? I was with my son at the park and we found a $50.00 bill. Dessert Where would you like to retire? Perhaps Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. I lived in Hawaii but on Oahu, not the Big Island. It is a wonderful place. Very relaxing and laid back with friendly people. There's something in the air there that's different than anyplace else I've ever been. I can't explain it- you have to go there to understand. But honestly, I'd be happy anyplace warmer than here! I'm open to suggestions...
Friday's Feast
posted by Lisa at 2/10/2006 09:05:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Friday Five
Bittersweet 1. Can you dance? Honestly, no. But I don't let that stop me! 2. Who is your current crush? I plead the 5th! 3. Tell us about a dream you remember. Let's see...I've been doped up on meds lately for my cold so I can't recall any this week. I wrote about a vivid dream I had last month here. 4. Do you live with anyone, or do you live by yourself? Hey now, that's a bit personal. Just me, my killer dog, my son and my bodyguard. Ha ha! 5. When is the last time you bled from an injury? I can't recall. Does a paper cut count?
posted by Lisa at 2/10/2006 08:48:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Friday Fandango
Scenario: After a couple of years and some TLC, your blog has finally started to attract attention. Your hit counter is through the roof and even some of the big name bloggers have started linking to you. Before you can get a big head about your new found fame, your boss lets you know that he's discovered your blog and wants to discuss it with you first thing in the morning. What do you do? A: Destroy the evidence! You can always get a new blog… and start all over. *sigh* B: Delete only the posts where you call him a "slave driving bastard". C: Write up a long post about how handsome, intelligent and fair your boss is… and then cross your fingers. D: Check to see if the domain name "dooce2.com" is available. None of the above. Honestly, I'm not too worried about my boss coming across my blog. She's internet challenged. I've had to go over to her house multiple times to fix her home computer because she's messed up her email somehow. If she did somehow come across it, I haven't said anything too disparaging about her. And if I did say something, she already knows it. We cut right through the bullshit around here....
posted by Lisa at 2/10/2006 08:40:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Five On Friday
The Pen is Mightier Than The Sword 1. Do you follow current events? Why? Sure I follow current events. I feel it is important to stay abreast of what is going on in the world. We are all so connected now in the world, what happens affects all of us. 2. Do you believe that the media is biased? Why or why not? The media is biased. Then again, they can only work with what they're given and I feel the government keeps so much information from us. Also, the media is driven by ratings, if they air stories the public doesn't want to see, they'll tune them out and watch another station. No ratings, no sponsors for ads. No sponsors for ads, no money... 3. Where do you get most of your news from? I watch snippets of the local news in the morning. I leave home before the national news comes on so I generally listen to NPR in the morning while I drive my son to school and then to work. I also read the newspaper on the weekend. 3. Are there any particular news sources that you don't trust? Fox news. My God, it's horrible. It's like the news mixed with "The National Enquirer". Just horrible and trashy. 5. Describe one recent issue in the news that has piqued your interest. There's a local story about a School Superintendent stepping down due to his email use at work. I've written about it here.
5 On Friday
posted by Lisa at 2/10/2006 08:12:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Four On Friday
FOUR FOR FRIDAY Q1 - Overcome: Name one physical challenge you'd like to accomplish before you die? I'd love to be able to run a marathon. I'm not a good distance runner and would love to train to overcome that. I've done rock-climbing in the California desert and surfed in Hawaii, but I've never done a marathon. Q2 - Fuel: Twenty (20) years from now, what do you think you'll be using to fuel your car: Gasoline, Hydrogen, Ethanol, Biodiesel, a Hybrid System, or something else entirely? According to my son, hydrogen fuel. He feels we'll somehow separate the hydrogen from the oxygen in water and use it as fuel. Don't ask me... That isn't my arena of knowledge... Q3 - Poking Fun: Cartoons first published in a Danish newspaper last fall, then reprinted in other publications across Europe in recent weeks, have sparked outrage across the Islamic world. From a cartoon image depicting Muhammad wearing a turban crafted into the shape of a bomb with a lit fuse, to another showing the seventh-century prophet standing in heaven telling a line of suicide bombers to stop because "We've run out of virgins," the cartoons hold nothing back in terms of poking fun at Muslims. Do you feel the newspapers in question were justified in publishing these cartoons? If so, would your opinion change if highly offensive cartoons related to some aspect of your own religion were published in your hometown newspaper? I do believe in freedom of speech. However, that does not grant free license. I don't think we would appreciate humor regarding the holocaust or September 11th, 2001. There's a fine line here between political humor, free speech and disrespecting the culture of others. I think it is a place that we should all tread lightly. Q4 - Cell Phones: How many different cell phones have you owned, and what was the reason for switching to the one you're using now? I'm not sure on the exact number, maybe 5 or so. I like to upgrade when I can to a newer model with all the latest gadgets. I'm hoping to get a new one later this month. I just need to decide what I want.
Four On Friday
posted by Lisa at 2/10/2006 07:53:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
I'm actually going to work today. I'm forcing myself. Friday's are easy days anyhow as I get to leave early to mid-afternoon. This Friday's even easier- the "boss lady" is gone to a seminar so it's like a free-day. I'm sure I have stacks and stacks of papers on my desk now. I'll have an un-interrupted day to get them all done. I've barely worked this week, but I'm happy that it is the weekend anyhow. I've been to sick to make any plans so I have no idea what I'm doing....
posted by Lisa at 2/10/2006 06:32:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Thursday, February 09, 2006
And The Verdict Is...
The good news- I don't have the flu. The bad news- I have a sinus infection. That explains why I've been so tired, dizzy and running a low-grade fever. So, after a brief exam and a 40 minute inquiry/speech by my doctor, I'm own my way to recuperation. Unfortunately, I have to take an antibiotic. I don't like taking them but I understand why I have to in this instance. Doesn't have to make me like it.... It was hotter than Hades in her office and I was sweltering under all the layers I had on. I was freezing when I had left home. I had on a long-sleeved T-shirt under one of those runners' fleece shirts. I wanted to take the fleece off but my T-shirt wasn't fit for public viewing. I never wear it out in public. It has a picture similar to this on it.

Not exactly this this, mind you- but you get the drift. Actually, it's worse than that. Something like cat woman goes to the S&M convention. But it is the most comfortable shirt It's so soft...So I put it on. I can't imagine the crap I would have taken off the doc if she would have seen that. I suffered with my heat stroke silently...

As they say at my work, the good doctor "goes to my church". That's our way of saying she's a lesbian. Same church but different pew.... She's much more of the "textbook" definition of lesbian. Maybe not a "100 footer" (see previous post on that subject) but perhaps a 50 footer. I think she relishes giving me personal as well as medical advice. I had to get the requisite questioning of my personal life and advice from my doctor. She's thorough, I'll give her that. I think this was the shortest visit ever at 40 minutes. I'm talking 40 minutes with the doc, not waiting for her. I'm going to bed...I can't bear to miss any more work.

posted by Lisa at 2/09/2006 09:19:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Half-Nekkid Thursday

I've had this freckle for as long as I can remember...

posted by Lisa at 2/09/2006 09:06:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Personal Emails from Work
School District Releases E-mails
Personally, I don't want to read the Zionsville School Superintendent Hull's emails. I don't think he should be fired for writing them. Dr. Hull resigned after the school board made it public that he sent and received personal emails at work.
It seems that the emails outlined an extra-marital affair. At some times the emails were sexually explicit. Perhaps not the best choice on his part, but worth losing your job over? I don't think so.
I imagine the email I've sent and received at work would put Dr. Hull's to shame. I shudder to think of my email being printed and handed out in a folder to all of my co-workers. They are my emails. Mine! It's my email account and nobody's damn business but mine, regardless of where I wrote or read them. Even if they're sexually explicit.... Especially if they are.
Oh, if you're planning on sending me any, let me know ahead of time- I have a special folder I file them in!
posted by Lisa at 2/09/2006 07:16:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Thursday Challenge
CURRENT Theme is "TREE"(Timber, Forest, Branch, Leaves, Wood, Bark, Trunk, Lumber, Saw, Maple Syrup, Amber, Family Tree,...)

I took this photo July 2005 -- Crown Hill cemetery-- Indianapolis, Indiana

Shot with a Canon Digital Rebel and Edited with Photoshop Elements 3.0 to slightly touch up the color.

posted by Lisa at 2/09/2006 03:49:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Question of the Day II

This doesn't even look like me, but it is- that is what camping can do to you!

Your great adventure Of all the trips you've been on, what was your Great American Adventure? Where did you go? What did you do? I lived in Southern California about 15 years ago. It was a 3 day weekend in November so my then husband and I decided to go to the Grand Canyon. Camping.... The drive itself wasn't too terrible. We had a Jeep Wrangler at the time and it was packed with our equipment. A Jeep is a fun car to have, but not the best for long car rides. It makes for a very loud and bumpy ride. It's perfectly warm in Arizona in November during the day. But when the sun goes down, it's a totally different story. I was totally unprepared for the cold. The sun goes down early in November and once that happened we were forced to hang out in the Park Lodge. I can't stand to be cold. It was a long night trying to sleep and stay warm... The next morning we were ready to hit the trail. Going down into the canyon was great. The day was gorgeous. I'm afraid of heights so it was slightly frightening to sit on the edge of a cliff to see the river. You don't hike all the way down to the river in one day. We didn't want to carry our gear down so we knew we'd only go half way. I'm shedding one of the 50 layers of clothes I had on that day.

I was in good physical shape. I still am... and I was 15 years younger then. But the hike back up was pure hell. I couldn't believe how much harder going up was than coming down. I don't know how I managed to overlook that truth! I was hoping that I would fall down and break my ankle so I could be airlifted out. That's how bad it was. Somehow I made it all the way back. My legs were on fire and I was exhausted. Don't forget, we were camping. No cozy restaurant for me to kick back and be served. It was an adventure, but nothing I care to repeat...


posted by Lisa at 2/09/2006 03:06:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Booking Through Thursday
Booking Through Thursday

  1. How many books do you usually take with you on vacation? Too many? Too few? Do you still have room to pack clothes? I take too many books. I love to read and read very quickly. I want to be sure I don't run out of books to read.
  2. What kind of books do you read on vacation? On vacation I stick to reading fiction. I might read something a bit more light than usual.
  3. Do you read the same kind of books when you're on vacation as when you're at home? I read a very eclectic mix of books at home but I tend to stick to "easy reads" when I'm on vacation.
posted by Lisa at 2/09/2006 02:47:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
I'm over this
Actually, I'm not over this. I'm still sick. I'm sick of being sick! I had to leave work today. I made it for a few hours but I felt so dizzy I had to lay my head down on my desk. So I'm finally breaking down and going to see my doctor. She's an excellent physician, but she still scares the hell out of me. I generally break out into a cold sweat just thinking about going to the doctor. But I'm going today anyhow. That's how I know I truly feel horrible- I'm willing to go to the doctor. I came home and went directly to bed. I didn't pass go or collect $200. Hell, I didn't even bother changing out of my work clothes. I slept for 2 1/2 hours. When I woke up I decided I needed something to eat, even though I didn't feel hungry. I found a can of Campbell's Healthy Request Chicken Noodle soup. Not the chicken soup I've been dreaming of since I've been sick, but I can't taste anything anyhow....
posted by Lisa at 2/09/2006 01:50:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
The Thursday Threesome
::Premium Web Service: Onesome--Premium - Have you paid for any access to web services? What services? What are they like? No, I’ve never paid for any premium service on the web. Twosome--Web - For the free stuff on the web, what it your favorite out there? What do you find yourself looking at everyday? I don’t look for actual free items. I do use free stock photos at stock.xchng. Threesome--Service - What goes on in your mind when you're out and get bad service from a restaurant or store? Do you let it slide off your back like ducks do to water? Or, do you make sure the business knows your dissatisfaction? I’m fairly easy to please (believe it or not!). So the service has to be pretty horrible for me to be upset. I’ve heard horror stories about complaining at a restaurant and getting your food spit in when they take it back to the kitchen. I don’t know if it’s true or not…but I don’t want to find out either! I had bad service at Potter Barn last summer. I ordered a desk and hutch and the hutch was on back order. They never called me, so I eventually called in. The woman I spoke to was really rude and told me they would certainly call if one was in stock. So I decided to have a friend call back and ask if they had one in stock. They did! I was pissed off. I just knew it! I had taken her name down and was going to write a letter to Pottery Barn, but I never did. :-(
posted by Lisa at 2/09/2006 08:32:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Question of the Day
OCD What do you do that is borderline OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder)? According to my son, I obsessively clean the house. He says I have OOCD. Overly Obsessive Cleaning Disorder. I'm most obsessive about the floors. My entire house is hardwood floors and I can't stand having dog hair on the floor. I'm much happier now that I don't have carpet. I had white carpet and a black dog. Bad combo for someone like me! Besides, I never felt like carpet was truly clean, no matter how much it was vacuumed. Oh, I almost forgot my closet. I have to have all the same hanger, all the clothes hanging facing the same direction and sorted by color and then by season. I'm sure I have more, but those are the biggies!
posted by Lisa at 2/09/2006 08:16:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
3X Thursday
3x Thursday: 02/09/y2k+6: Work 1. Whether you like it or not, do you take your job and work seriously? Why/why not? I take work very seriously. I always strive to do my personal best, it is just a part of me. 2. What's your work ethic like? I have a strong work ethic. I'm more of a slave-driver out of work than in work though. I work hard when I'm at work, but by no means am I a workaholic. I actually have very "fluffy" work hours. I value family and fun equally to work and try to keep a good balance. 3. Have you ever been in a managerial position? If so, how is it/was it? Yes, I have and it works well for me. I am very tactful when working with people and treat people with respect; therefore, I'm treated the same way by them. Bonus Question for Comments: If you could change one policy at your work, what would it be? Why? Policy, what office policy??? I set most of my own rules ;-)
posted by Lisa at 2/09/2006 06:20:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Attention Office Max Shoppers...
I was spared the Kinko's visit. Instead, I came up the idea of going to Office Max. I'm still not sure if that was a good choice or not. I was only asking for 25 color copies. Only 25. Sounds like a reasonable enough request. I stood there waiting for about 20 minutes and finally told the woman behind the counter to take her time, I'd go get some lunch. By this time, it was 1:15 pm and I was starting to get hungry. Very, very hungry. If you recall, that means something not very pretty. Luckily (for me and the Office Max print lady) Puccini's is near by. They make a wicked-good salad and a mean Junior Calzone. I have no idea why it is called Junior. It isn't small, it's all cheese. Did I mention they serve wine too? So I ate my lunch and went back next door to Office Max. I walk up to the counter and ask chipper Susie, Office Max print-mistress extraordinaire, if my order is ready. It's been about 45 minutes since I left to go to lunch. She says " I think I have 25 copies done." She thinks. Okay... See, maybe I should have gone to Kinko's after all. Who knew?
posted by Lisa at 2/08/2006 08:52:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Wednesday Mind Hump
Wednesday Mind Hump Welcome to Wednesday! Time for another Mind Hump, are you ready? Today is Rebel Day. How cool is that? 1. What album or artist in your music collection lets you express your rebel side? John Lenon is about as rebellious as I get. 2. What's your favorite rebel song - "Rebel Yell" by Billy Idol, "Rebel Rouser" by Duane Eddy, "Rebel Rebel" by David Bowie, or "She's A Rebel" by Green Day? I'm not overly fond of any of those songs, but I'll choose "Rebel, Rebel" by Bowie 3. What's the most rebellious thing you've ever done? If you don't want to answer that, tell us who your favorite rebel is, actor or musician. Who, me? I've never done anything rebellious? ;-) So, I pick the classic rebel, James Dean. His name is synonymous with rebel. I'm going to be a rebel myself today and make YOU ask and answer the fourth question! 4. Do you know what a "rebel yell" sounds like? No, I didn't... Not until I looked it up on the Internet. God love Google!
posted by Lisa at 2/08/2006 08:13:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
Question of the Day
TV show What tv show (and what season of it) are you waiting to come out on DVD? I don't watch much TV, but when the L-Word season 3 comes out, I'd probably rent the DVD's from Netflix. I wouldn't bother buying them though. It isn't that important to me. I miss the show "Six Feet Under" on HBO. It was dark, witty and funny. I'd probably rent all the seasons over the course of time, but wouldn't necessarily buy them.
posted by Lisa at 2/08/2006 07:56:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
Lens Day
Key West at sunset. It's a great place to kick back and relax and do a lot of nothing.
Lens Day
posted by Lisa at 2/08/2006 07:51:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Way Back Wednesday
Way Back Wednesday: Gone but Not Forgotten This week we are remembering those people who have touched our lives and are now gone either through death or because we've lost touch with them. Who knows? Perhaps some of you will be inspired to make amends or rekindle friendships as a result of this week's theme. Or maybe world peace will finally come to fruition. There are a few people who are gone from my life. First of all, my Grandmother. Actually, all of my grandparents have died. I was lucky to have them for as long as I did, but that doesn't stop me from missing them dearly. Secondly, my close friend Kathryn. I knew her during the time that I lived in Hawaii. She is the most genuine person I've ever known. I was so young then, only 20 years old when I first met her. She is about 8 years older than I and had lots of good advice for me. Her boyfriend was the one of the nicest men I've ever known. He was half Hawaiian and half Japanese and all heart. He always watched out for me and would do anything for me. I hope she married him and had darling babies. I don't know, because I can't find her. I hope I do someday.

(Lisa and Kathryn dressed up as "Robert Palmer Girls" for Halloween circa 1990- Hey, give me a break about the hair, it was the 90's after all!)

(Another fine example why the 90's look should never come back into style!)

Lastly, my best friend, Tracy. We grew up together. She was my neighbor and constant companion. We were so different from each other, yet got along perfectly. I'd lost contact with her and just recently found each other again. She has 4 kids! I just came out to her in an email tonight. I can't wait to hear her response.

(Lisa and Tracy circa 1985- I have no idea why I'm making such a face- love that 80's hair!)

Way Back Wednesday
posted by Lisa at 2/08/2006 06:36:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 2 comments links to this post
I cant go to Kinkos
I can’t go to Kinko’s. My boss has my pants. Somehow, I ripped the hem out of the left leg of my pants this morning. She said, give me your pants and I’ll fix them. So, she had to go work on a patient. I couldn’t very well sit in my office with no pants on. I have a window in my office. A window that faces the window of another building. Then again, it’s only a library. They wouldn’t be looking at me sitting at my desk with no pants on anyhow; they’d be reading their books. But it’s Indiana and February, so that means it’s freezing. I went digging in the closet in the back and found an old pair of scrub pants that might fit me. Yellow scrub pants. Simply hideous. I’m going to take my pants back now, hem repaired or not. I refuse to walk around with a dress shirt, yellow scrub pants and black Sarto dress shoes on.
posted by Lisa at 2/08/2006 10:23:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Great To Be Back
Gee, it’s great to be back.  The first thing the doctor says to me when she walks in is “I was worried about you, you’ve been sick a lot lately, what’s going on, you look terrible and you need your blood checked.”  Thanks for the concern, but I know I look terrible, I’ve been sick; I am sick- you don’t have to remind me.  And she adds, I missed you, I have a seminar with Dr. C******* tonight, can you come with me and can you design all the graphics I need by this afternoon?   Sure, no problem.

I’m not going to the meeting; I have my own meeting tonight at my son’s school.  But I will do the print design.  It appears I’m going to be spending some quality time with the staff of the local Kinko’s today.  Pray for me…
posted by Lisa at 2/08/2006 10:05:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Back to Reality
I'm not 100%, but I'm back at work. I'm too afraid as to what I'd walk in to if I would miss another day. So I'm loaded up on Day-Quil. I hate taking that stuff, but I feel I'm left with no choice. Besides, if I don't do payroll soon, no one will get paid this week (including me!) and I don't want that. But I do think I could use another day of rest. And chicken soup.... Does anybody deliver that??? Chicken Soup and Flowers- That would make me feel better. :-)
posted by Lisa at 2/08/2006 08:29:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post

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