Monday, July 31, 2006

The Blue Blood Meme

What curse word do you use the most?

Definitely, unequivocally, the F word, as Carey can attest to. In second place, "douche bag". Most often times, the F word and DB together. It’s got a nice ring to it, especially when said with just the right touch of disgust.

Do you own an I Pod?

Nope, just an MP3 player.

What time is your alarm clock set for?

6:10 to get up at 6:30. If Thea had her way, 5:00 am as she usually just stares at me from her crate waiting for me to move.

What color is your room?

Celestial Blue.

Flip flops or sneakers?

Summer, flip flops. Sneakers are best for the gym and winter.

Would you rather take the picture or be in the picture?

Take it.

What was the last movie you watched?

"Freeway" with Reese Witherspoon. I actually liked it. Especially the part where Keifer Sutherland gets wheeled into the courtroom and she turns around and says "Holy Shit! Look who got beat with the ugly stick!!" Bwhahahaha! Loved it!

Do any of your friends have children?

Just a few.

Morning bird or night owl?

I can pinch hit for either.

Do you ever take medication to help you sleep better?

Um, does Gin count?

What CD is currently in your CD player?

I have a six CD changer in my car and there is the two discs to the Elizabethtown soundtrack, Amorica by the Black Crows, two Bruce Springsteen cds and I can’t think of what the 6th one is.

What kind of milk do you drink?

I don’t drink milk only eat it in my cereal or coffee.

Who was the last person to call you on the phone?

My grandmother, like two seconds ago.

Are you nosey?

In some respects I can be but not normally. I do love drama as long as I am not involved.

Are you shy around the opposite sex?

Not by a long shot. I have a more difficult time with women more than men.

Do you own any band tshirts?

Yes, the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers.

What is your favorite salad dressing?

Creamy blue cheese. YUM!

Do you cry a lot?

No, although I cried A LOT last weekend.

Who was the last person to text you a message?

Ugh. The same person who made me cry last weekend. *sigh*

Desk top or lap top?

Desk top.

Do you have any tatoos or unique peircings?

2 tattoos.

Would you ever date someone with tatoos?


Is sex before marriage wrong?


When was the last time you slept on the floor?

When we brought Bear home. Everyone downstairs on the blow-up mattress.

How old will you be at your next birthday?


Do you like cottage cheese?

Yes, especially the Hood kind with chives..

What will be your next big purchase?

New living room furniture and a new computer.

Last wicked fun thing you did?

Played in the water on a beach in Puerto Rico with a friend.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Do you say "thank you" and some other stuff.

I just took one of my employees out to lunch for her birthday. She didn't say thank you. Didn't even say she enjoyed it. Now obviously I didn't take her out just so she would thank me, but I can't imagine someone paying for my meal and not thanking them. I shouldn't be surprised because she has NEVER thanked me for a meal that I pay for her. Or her Christmas gifts that I get her.

I am so fvcking done with this job and these fvcking people. You have no idea. Can't wait to get out of here. As of right now, 25 more working days. Wooo hoooo!

On a related note, my boss screamed at me (complete with foaming at the mouth and spitting) on Monday for about and hour and a half for an incident that took place over three weeks ago and an incident that he was present for. Why didn't he address it when he was standing there three weeks ago? Why? Because he had no problem with it then. He's a fvcking pussy and that douchebag attorney in the other office is leaning on my boss to get at me because the douche bag attorney and don't get along. So my boss needed to puff his chest out and try and look like a tough guy instead of sticking up for me. He had no issue with the incident three weeks ago!

Now the fun part. He basically blindsided me with this bitch session on Monday as soon as I walked in the door from being on vacation in Puerto Rico. Well, I'll tell you, karma's a bitch. Today? He got re-ended and his Volvo staion wagon was totalled. *cue Nelson laugh* Ha Ha.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

The Plan.

Okay, Kids. After much deliberation, we have come up with a plan that puts me out of this job and into another one in 91 days or less. I am going to switch fields. I have 12 years of experience in the legal field. 11 as a paralegal.

I have decided to go into Estates and Trusts and I’ll explain why a little later. Now do I know much about Estates and Trusts? No, but I know a lot about the distribution and disposal of assets from my current field. Am I going to go out and get a book on Estates and Trusts so that I can read up on different types of wills, trusts and current case law before I start interviewing? It has already been ordered. I am hoping to get a pretty good idea so I can start interviewing which could be as soon as August 15th. There are always Estates and Trusts positions open in Albany and I’ll be taking roughly a 10k paycut but that’s okay as I will be relying on them to train me or to give me the tools and resources to train myself.

Now, the reason I chose E&T is where we are headed to. I plan on staying in the new job (given that I like it) for two years to gain experience. We are then moving north to an area that is populated by wealthy baby boomers and older folks. While that may sound like an awful place to be, it’s not. With the experience that I gain while I’m in Albany, I’ll *hopefully* get picked up by a firm up there. With 14 years under my belt and 2 in the necessary field, I should be okay both finding a job and one with a decent salary. The cost of living up there is probably 35% less than what it is here. Real estate is more like 40-45% less than what it is here. Now I went on to find out that the paralegals up there are making and it’s just a couple grand less than what I make here. Fine by me. After two years in his new position, my husband could pretty much write his own ticket up there and has already started to look at firms in that area.

Now to the exciting part. Probably 5 years after we get up there, we are going to start our own practice. My husband was a financial planner before being Chief Compliance Officer of his firm. He did all kinds of estate planning, etc. We would pull my dad in who is a CPA and start our own financial planning firm. There are several retirement communities in that area that we could solicit.

Okay. So that is the rough beginning of our plan. Your thoughts?

Friday, July 07, 2006

An update.

First you must be subjected to pics of the pups. I accidentally had the camera set to isolate green. It actually turned out to be cool because it picked up the color of the tennis ball.

Bear is on the left, Oopie Poopie on the right.

Oopie with the ball.

Oopie with her Daddy. Is that a cute picture or what?

A few quick things.

1. Work SUCKS. We are totally swamped and people are pissing me off. More about that down below.

2. TEE is gearing up for her attack. I see her conspiring all over the office, coming out of closed door gossip sessions. I figured she would wait at lease six months before she launched her offensive. I underestimated what a fecking cvnt she is. I hope she gets hit by a mack truck while she’s on vacation.

3. There is an attorney in my other office who carried a torch for me for years. We were actually good friends for a number of years. When he found out I was engaged, he stopped speaking to me. Completely. Nice ‘friend’ huh? Now that I have hired someone new for the office where he is located, he is making it his personal project to make her life miserable. I can’t help feel that he is taking his problem with me out on her.

4. DH got a huge promotion at work. While he’s not excited about the amount of work that he will be taking on, the raise is pretty killer.

5. Even though DH got a huge promotion, we have a set timeline for how long we will be in Albany. We figure roughly two years of socking money away and then we are moving north, close to Lake Ontario. After being in his new position for two years, he can pretty much write his ticket anywhere with financial firms. CAN’T WAIT to get out of this office and out of that house with the total white trash next door. We will never live that close to someone again. Lesson learned.

6. My friend’s wedding in Puerto Rico is in two weeks from tomorrow. I am terrified that I am going to look like a blimp in my dress. I hate to say it, but next to TEE coming to this office, I have dreaded nothing more than this wedding.

7. The pups are great. My love for them grows everyday.