Monday, April 28, 2008

and just for fun...

saphira ATTACKS!

Why me? Seriously, WHY ME?

Why is it that everyone that works for Comcast are so freaking stupid? I mean, they couldn’t find anyone that actually FINISHED high school to handle their customer service? Or, I don’t know, someone with a mental capacity larger than a three year old? I just spent the last half hour chatting with Paul (and hopefully, for his sake, that isn’t his real name. Because if I ever run into a Paul that works for Comcast, I just might strangle him, regardless of whether it’s the same Paul or not) and it felt like an eternity. Rather, it felt like an eternity arguing with a THREE YEAR OLD. How hard is it to understand that I need to have a tech come out to move my internet from one room to another, I mean really? And how hard is it to understand that BOTH occupants work during the week so NO ONE will be home from 8-3:30 on weekdays. How hard is that? I swear, he kept trying to schedule things for Wednesday mornings, Monday mornings…I was like, DUDE. No one is freaking going to be home. My boyfriend doesn’t get home until after 3:30, so the tech is going to have to come after that. To which he replied, well what would be a convenient time for one of our techs to come to your home? Listen smart ass, I already TOLD you that – after 3:30. Arghhhhhh!!!!! You know, after my first spat with Comcast (which is a whole nother story…) you would think they would have a little WARNING next to my name saying DON’T PISS HER OFF. She WILL make you cry. And she WILL talk to your manager. And she WILL get free HBO for a few months for her troubles.

Seriously…why do people try to screw with me? WHY?

Needless to say, this Wednesday we are having a tech come out. And he better be brighter than PAUL, otherwise I’m going to freaking LOSE my mind!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Monday, April 21, 2008

Thursday, April 17, 2008

ahhh, the glorious cheez-it

Seriously, it’s the only thing keeping me from starving right now. I’ve stumbled upon the brilliance of keeping this blog. Before it was more…I don’t know, braggy? I wanted people to be able to see what’s going on in my life…and also have a place to rant and rave about whatever struck me. But now, I actually want a place to document everything…much like my scrapbooking, but quicker. Because I know there is going to come a time a year from now that I am going to sit down and want to scrap a specific story, but I won’t remember half the details. This blog is like…my back up. A place to jot down the things that I might soon forget. Anywhoozers…that was my revelation for the day.

Back to the Cheez-its…another one of those things that I am sure someday I’m going to forget. I have to admit, so far I’ve been pretty lucky. I’ve only puked a few times (something I HATE. Well, I’m not sure anyone LIKES puking but…some people are more prone to it than others. It takes A LOT to get me to actually puke. Something I’m sure you didn’t want to know.) I haven’t noticed any serious aversions to foods…mostly at this point nothing really ever sounds GOOD. And when something does sound good, I MUST have it. I get struck with weird rice cravings (like the yummy rice pilaf my mom used to make all the time – I’m a sucker for that right now.) If I’m craving rice, nothing else will do. And there are some smells that, on a bad day, send me running in the other direction. Like the other day I had to pass by the deli section in Fred Meyer and the smell of the fried chicken almost made me pass out. Or last night Nate was making himself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and I had to leave the room - the combo of bread, peanut butter and jelly was just nasty. Basically it changes from day to day…and out of fear of becoming close friends with the toilet bowl, I’ve specifically been avoiding things that normally I love but have a feeling are NO BUENO right now. Like meat…even chicken, which I LOVE. And string cheese…which makes me sad because I’ve always loved string cheese. And popcorn…not that I eat popcorn that often, but someone made a bag the other day in the office….ugh, GAG. Cheez-its have really been my savior. They are the only things that even on a bad day when the thought of eating some toast makes me want to hurl, I can always manage to keep down. With minimal gagging. God bless the Cheez-it.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

confession

i never wear my reading glasses.

but lately i've been noticing the words on my computer screen getting a little blurry.

and strange headaches at the end of the day.

so i'm throwing in the towel and wearing my glasses.

sigh.

Monday, April 14, 2008

that's no 'pregnant glow'

that would be a sheen of sweat from throwing up all morning...lovely huh?

ok - i'm being a bit dramatic. i haven't REALLY been throwing up all morning...though i'm beginning to think if i HAD, i'd feel loads better. it's just cruel to be starving AND wanting to throw up...at the same time.

Friday, April 11, 2008

no more rainy day blues...

it's amazing how much better my mood is when the sun is shining.

today was a good day :]

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

to clarify

it came to my attention that my little 'rant' yesterday was a bit misunderstood. i'm not saying i NEVER want to get married; i'm saying that i don't feel the need to get married THIS YEAR. my focus is on far more important things right now. so just drop it.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

time for a little rant...

I’m sure my irritation is stemming mostly from my hormones going completely bat shit crazy right now…but that doesn’t make me any less irritated. If another person comes up to me and asks me how I’m feeling, I swear to god I’m going to kill someone. I feel like shit, ok? I’m always tired, I feel rather pukey half the time and I’m not ever hungry for anything unless it’s fried or covered in peanut butter. And oh ya: I’m cranky. But most people don’t really want to hear that…they just want to hear, oh I’m flippin fantastic – I love being pregnant. News flash: this sucks right now. I’m miserable, ok? So just leave me alone to go about my day. I don’t want to sound ungrateful or constantly bitch and complain about how terrible I feel…because that can’t be fun to listen to. So if you don’t want to know how I REALLY feel, don’t freaking ask.

Another thing: quit it with the marriage questions. I know this doesn’t come as a shock for some of you, but marriage isn’t high on my priority list. Never has been. And it’s not because I’m completely bitter and disillusioned about the whole notion of marriage (well…not completely anyway.) I’m just tired of people telling me it’s the ‘right’ thing to do. Says who? It may be right for you, but right now it’s just not for me. Sure, I want to get married eventually. But right now, our focus is having a healthy baby and getting through this next year. Marriage doesn’t have a damn thing to do with that. And while I appreciate your concern for my well-being…I’m cranky and completely incapable of accepting your advice gracefully. So in an effort to not sound like a typical know-it-all 21 year old (I KNOW I don’t know it all, but I’d like to think I’m smarter and more ‘with it’ than your typical 21 year old) just…hold off with the advice for now. Catch me in another month…I may be less…bitchy at that point. Then again, I’m a stubborn ass so maybe not. At least I can admit it.

A little disclaimer: this rant is mostly directed at people that don’t even know my blog exists (or don’t read it) which is fine. I have to admit that most of the people in my life that I truly care about have been incredibly supportive and awesome. Which is a nice surprise (not that I didn’t think some of them wouldn’t be but…I’m cynical, I always expect the worst. No bright side for me!) But some days…I just need to rant about the rest of them. The people who’s opinions don’t matter. The people who's opinions on a normal day, I would just ignore. But right now I just don’t seem capable of that. So there you have it. Happy Tuesday :)

Monday, April 7, 2008

boston vs. styrofoam



winner: i'm gonna have to go with boston...considering we now have styrofoam EVERYWHERE.

loser: ME. because we have styrofoam EVERYWHERE.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

thanks to Apple and it's brilliant marketing team...

this girl is in my playlist, on constant repeat.

this ad made me hum this song constantly until i finally tracked down who she was. ahhh the wonders of the internet :]

i've got to hand it to apple...they have the ability to take a relatively unknown singer (Feist, anyone?) and turn them into radio players, virtually overnight. pretty awesome.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

i love being pleasantly surprised...

i got the sweetest card from my uncle yesterday, for no reason at all. such a thoughtful thing to do, especially coming from a serial jokester. it totally made my day.

thanks uncle mike :]

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

yes, that is what you think it is...

and no, this wasn't planned at ALL.

but, after many days of frightening uncertainty, this new addition to our life can finally be looked upon with total and complete happiness.

i won't bore you with stupid details and stories about how we told everyone...really, none of them are that exciting. all i can say is pretty much everyone i have ever met knows (no thanks to my mother) and we are all very excited.

on a side note: i was most apprehensive about telling people because i didn't want to hear negative opinions or judgements. and thankfully, thus far, i haven't heard any of that. but just in case...i know this isn't the 'ideal' time for us to be parents, but it is what it is. nothing can change the fact that it's happening. so if anyone feels the need to express anything other than support/or excitement...save it. i don't need your lecture or negative energy.

happy tuesday!

i know, i know....yeesh

i realize it's been DAYS, good grief. i promise a big ol' update soon!