Thursday, April 30, 2009

I'm An Esme . . . REALLY?!

I LOVE the Twilight series!! The movie was good (not as good as the book, but hey, they usually aren't) and I can't wait to see New Moon. I know I'm a little old to be into this, but I love everything Twilight. And I'm not the only one . . . my sister and my three bff's are into it too. Angela, Jodi, and I even went to Wal-Mart and waited for about 2 1/2 hours for the DVD release of Twilight at midnight. Melany and Brandy basically said "screw that" because they were going to be sleeping at that time of night. Unfortunately, for us, we could have gotten there at like 11:45 that night and still bought our movie. Probably even the next day, really. There just weren't as many people waiting at that Wal-Mart as we thought there would be. Yes, I know, we are CRAZY, but it's okay because we are crazy together.

So, I took this quiz to see what female character I am from the movie Twilight; it said "I'm an Esme" and here's the description it gave:

"You are thoughtful and care very deeply for your family. A loving home is of great
importance to you and you always try to make people feel welcome. Although you have a great capacity to love, you also have a great capacity to hurt, so at times you can be
sensitive. You're firm when you need to be, but people trust your judgment and
appreciate the kind way you always handle things."

For those of you familiar with the Twilight books and/or movie, you know that Esme is a quiet, reserved, and very sweet type of person. Um, yeah, I don't think anyone that knows me would agree that I am quiet or reserved. I can be sweet when I want to be, but that's definitely not the norm for me. Most of the time, I tend to just say what's on my mind and that is definitely not an Esme trait. However, my bff Melany says she thinks the description fits me pretty well, except for the part about "the kind way you handle things", lol. She's right about that last part, at least.

Apparently, it said my sister is a Bella, but I'm going to have to go with Edward, lol. Check out her blog and you'll see why.

Anyway, you can go here to see what Twilight female character you are.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Life's A Bitch . . .

And then there are those you work with. I'm just going to put it out there . . . I HATE working with an office full of women. You have those who come in and try to take over everything and/or change everything. You have those who think the thing to do is run to the boss and tattle about EVERYTHING. You have those who think their main objective in life is to be up in everyone else's business.

Apparently, seniority means nothing in our office anymore, either. Anything they say goes, it doesn't matter what the rest of us say. And the boss believes everything they say, no questions asked. What's wrong with that picture?

REALLY?! I don't get it. I worked with all men for nearly 12 years in an oilfield service. The worst thing about them was their dirty jokes and believe me, growing up in that environment and then working in it, that doesn't even bother you. There are no petty jealousies, no backstabbing, no bitchiness (well, not much anyway). Working with women is entirely different. Some days, they are worse than children. Anyone who's been there, knows it's true.

To be fair, there are two men in my office (although one is the boss), but they are far outnumbered by the six women. And it only takes one or two to cause tons of tension in the office. To them, the nicest thing I can say right now is "MIND YOUR OWN DAMN BUSINESS!!!!!"

Monday, April 13, 2009

Brace Face

I've spent my fair share of time in the dentist office during my life; actually, probably more than my fair share, truth be told. I've had fillings, I've had a root canal, I've had crowns and braces. Now, I'm having more crowns done and last week, I once again joined the ranks of all those so sweetly referred to as "brace face" or "metal mouth", although mine are actually the clear ceramic ones this time around.

My son, against his most strenuous objections, joined these ranks a few months ago and I, as his loving mother, kept telling him how great it would be eventually and how he would appreciate it later on in life. I also informed him of how he should learn from my mistakes because it's my own fault that I'm having to wear braces again. Because of the fact that I didn't wear my retainers regularly, my teeth have shifted and I have a few gaps opening up. When he was complaining about the pain, I just kept telling him not to worry, it would stop and "it's not so bad is it?"

Well, as I said I got the braces put on again last week and all I can say is what the hell was I thinking letting them put those things on my teeth again!! My teeth aren't hurting, but the inside of my mouth looks like raw hamburger meat or something because it's so torn up. And it's flippin painful!!

Of course, I would never tell my son all that because hey, it's not so bad after all, right?

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Can You Hear Me?

So, I've had a sinus infection for the last couple of weeks, which has meant nonstop nose blowing. I finally went to the doctor and got some meds for it and I'm finally feeling better. During the worst of it, though, I actually thought I might have busted my eardrum. Here's the thing: I'm blowing my nose, I hear this extremely loud pop in my ear, I have a horrible pain in it and I get so dizzy and lightheaded that I think I'm going to literally pass out. Well, I call out for Tyler because of this and he FINALLY makes his way to me. I'm telling him why I yelled for him (now, remember, he's 14) and he gets down by my ear and says in this deep, serious, kind of loud voice, "CAN YOU HEAR ME?" Let me tell you, I haven't stopped laughing yet.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

My Life

Most of my days and nights are spent at work and then at home, while most of my weekends are spent at my sister's house so that I can spend time with my nephew Grayson. He's an awesome little guy and we've been waiting a long time for him. My son, Tyler, is 14 and I was a little unsure about how he would adapt to having a baby around taking all the attention away from him since he's been spoiled by my sister (and, yes, I admit, me too) all of his life. But he's been great and thinks that Grayson is just the best thing ever . . . whew, what a relief.

I also spend some of my time having a "girly day" with the girls. No matter what we are doing (or not doing, for that matter), we have an awesome time when we get together. We are all grown women with families, but when we get together it's like we've reverted back to our teenage years. There are tons of giggles and silliness, just the whole works! What a blast!

Speaking of the girls, I already know that my bff Melany is going to think I've totally lost my mind tomorrow when she finds out I've started a blog. And, I must confess, I'm wondering that a little myself right now.

Thoughts on Blogging

Bloggers have always seemed a little crazy to me, but thanks to my sister, here I am trying my hand at it. She's a pretty avid blogger now and is determined to make everyone else one as well. I'm not sure I have enough excitement in my life to maintain a blog, but we'll see.