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Jul. 12th, 2008 | 05:56 pm

I didn't forget about u guys!

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Like Father, Like Daughter.

Mar. 21st, 2008 | 06:05 pm

At some point in the past, every one of you has dealt with my sense of humor. Well, I'm sure most of you guys have at least witnessed it, if not be the butt of some of my horrid jokes. And I'm positive that you guys have all seen in action, my "sense of timing" to put it delicately.

On occasion, I get a chance to talk to my dad, and we generally use the time to catch up on the important facts. What job is going on, which contractor is giving us hell, etc etc etc. My father's office is much more exciting than mine, and mine is already ulcer-inducing exciting already. The only difference is I deal with my mother on a daily basis. A fact that he not-so-discretely laughed about, and then promptly ASKED when I was going to fire her.

See, we both ask and say horrible things with really bad timing.

The most recent case/example of this, was a recent phone call conversation between my father and I. He's helping me study for my Technician exam, and he's been giving me a big shove for intellectual knowledge required for the Engineering exam. He already knew that I was struggling against a particular chapter, ripping my hair out.

(I love physics. But I have always despised and loathed electricity.)

So I chitchatted with my father, gently going over electricity and how it related to TAB work, when my father finally noticed the sound of absolute desperation in my voice...

Dad: Hey, I heard a really bad joke the other day...
Me: Bad? Must I listen?
Dad: I think you'll like it.
Me: ... well... okay, knock your socks off.
Dad: So I bumped into a friend today, who was raving about how completely trashed he had gotten the night before. So trashed that he "blew up chunks".
Me: *snort* I'm really not shocked at all.
Dad: So I told my friend that it was normal, and that everyone has at one point "blew up chunks" in their life. My friend responded with "No, you don't understand. I blew up CHUNKS." Well, I looked at my friend, and told him that besides puking, I have absolutely no idea what he's talking about. My friend finally admitted that he had gotten drunk, and blew up his dog, which was named Chunks.
Me: Is this your way of telling me that you adopted another dog and named it CHUNKS?!
Dad: ... I did suggest the name for the next stray that comes along the farm.
Me: Oh dad... That's a really bad joke.
Dad: *sounding all proud of himself* I know.

So there. Enjoy the bad joke with me. :D

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Mar. 12th, 2008 | 09:40 pm

I've had the past few days off, just catching up on important things.

Such things like sleep. For the first time since last summer, I have finally rested myself to the point of needing only seven hours max of sleep a night. With even that, I still have difficulty getting to sleep the next night. My body must have gotten used to 1) constant adrenaline rush 2) constant on the go mentality of "gotta keep going forward" 3) lack of sleep.

What I haven caught up with is my studies, knitting, and cleaning. Although, I did clean the bathroom the other day.

Sometime later this week, I'll post a few pics of what I'm knitting. I'll warn you, there are sweaters involved.

(I swear, the job sites I go to is not that conducive to socks)  

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Mar. 9th, 2008 | 10:23 pm

If you didn't know already, Airborne is getting sued for false claims.

Check it out. Even if you don't have your receipts you can still get about $60 bucks for free. Here's the address for the settlement page

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ya know...

Mar. 7th, 2008 | 01:29 pm

I harvest body organs.

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Nov. 1st, 2007 | 04:27 pm

Almost a week ago, my boss from the coffee shop called me and told me that someone bought out the coffee shop, and wants to take over the lease and everything starting Nov. 1st. So what does this mean?

It means I get to sleep in on Saturday and Sunday!

It means I don't have to wonder which day I have to drag my ass over to Queen Anne hill!

It means I never have to remember someone by their drink order ever again!


When I told my mother about no longer working at Holly's, my mother brought up the money topic. She knew I was making good tips there, and she knew I used it for going out $$. Then, today, she told me that I really help the business a lot, both her and the crew, so she bumped up my pay from a measely thousand dollars a month, to 1500 after taxes a month.

Admittedly, I've told her that I need a bit of compensation due to rising gas prices (3.19 for low grade right now), and spending my most of my lunch breaks working with the onsite contractor, responding to work emails, and tackling paperwork. I also pointed out that in November, she will be gone for a good three weeks. Three weeks, where I uphold my responsibilities, and tackle all of hers. Thankfully, it's agreed that I get to leave the jobsite's before 2:30 in the afternoon.

And what will I do with that extra bling? I'm setting it aside into my second acct, and giving myself an allowance of 250 a month. That way, every month, I end up with 500 dollars in savings. That'll be nice, for a trip or something!

Anyways, just thinking of everyone. Happy fall!

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Oct. 30th, 2007 | 08:18 pm

My grandma has been torturing her physician again. It runs in the family.

"Maybe I should be distressed by upsetting my worthy doctor.  Sorry, could not work up any anguish at all, it seems.  In fact, I have taken a rather nasty delight in the whole thing. "

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Oct. 22nd, 2007 | 05:30 pm

Well, 'ello folks!

Things are going good here - lots of work, and lots of... well, not much else I suppose. I canceled my work trip to Oklahoma in attempt to take a small vacation. The last day I've had off was not last Sunday, but the Sunday before. While I don't mind working... I do like sleeping in...

So my love for sleeping in and I decided to take revenge. Because if we don't, I'll still be the same neurotic half-crazed woman standing in the middle of a construction site trying to compare numbers to actual design, find which dampers need to be closed or open, or if the fan needs to be speeded up or down, and pray that I won't have to crawl underneath the floors again. All while talking to my co-worker about the joy of music.

Actually, the neurotic part may never go away. ;)

Currently I'm working on Puget Sound Energy new building which is inbetween Mt. Vernon and Bellingham. PSE is aiming for a LEED certification, and they seem to be doing a decent job. I must get a photo of their Air Handling Unit for you guys. It's so large, that I can sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee on the motor. Not that I've attempted that. But it's a good hiding place for when I need to do math.

It seems as if there's enough projects at work to keep me busy sometime after Thanksgiving... So traveling and whatnot may not happen before then. (Sorry Matan, I'm really trying to see you in 'Couver)

In knitting news: I've finished a pair of socks and a scarf semi-recently, and now I'm tempted to knit this:

(I'm too lazy to save and put the photo in photobucket and then link it here. And randomly, the link thing isn't working. So, copy and paste! It's cute)

It'll be my first color-stranding-thing project!

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Oct. 14th, 2007 | 06:23 pm

Well, I've knitted a few socks... But with my attention span decreasing faster than drinkable water in Cali in a drought, there has been no "second sock".

This week, I will attempt to make a "second sock" of whatever I'm knitting. I will. I will. I will.

I kinda will.

You see, I had this harebrained idea to participate in Sock Wars. I know, I really don't have the time, but it's most likely good for my competitive nature. The nature that I haven't had a chance to indulge in :p

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Yeah, it's been a while since I've last posted...

Jul. 6th, 2007 | 04:26 pm

So I'll give you a smidge of what's going on.

This Sunday, I leave for Portland for the night, and then going down to Oregon coast for the following night. I'll be back Wednesday!

Robert's grandmother, Gloria, or otherwise known as Gay (she hates Gloria), is going to have us over for dinner Sunday night, and we'll stay in her posh energy efficient home.

I totally cannot wait to see her kitchen. For heaven sake, about once a week she gets a shipment of fresh hamhock from Germany. At the age of 82, she definately has good taste.

Approx. a month ago, I had the pleasure of meeting her. Her own daughter, Mary, hosted a BBQ so everyone could meet her grandmother. It was a sweet gesture, but it had made Gay slightly uncomfortable to put it lightly.

Imagine, not knowing anyone in this big group. This 'big group' consists of drunks and drug addicts (generally crystal meth in this group), which was... uncomfortable. Even for me.

Gay and I ended up spending the evening hiding out in one of the rooms just talking and getting to know one and another better. She likes me enough from that one evening that my picture is on the wall of grandchildren.

We exchanged horror stories of when we first were expected to do house chores, our love for Pink Martini, and our hate of Al Gore. (I'm sorry Al Gore fans - I really do love you guys, just... not him.)

When we said our goodbyes, she told me that I'm always welcome in Portland, and "to take care of my little boy, every ounce of him".

I can't wait for this Sunday!

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