Thursday, November 12, 2009

Short but sweet?

So I don't talk about faith much.
I'm not sure how comfortable I am talking about it.

My brother and I were sitting in the livingroom looking through movies on this website. He settled on a movie that I wasn't interested in and so I chose one at random to watch on my laptop.

It was called Fireproof. A movie that I didn't know it when i started, but it ended up being one of those movies that talk about faith, show how when God comes into someones life how things can change for the better...etc. Very cheesy acting and very cheesy dialogue.

While I may not be the most religious person around these here parts, I am certainly not the least religious. I think God plays a large role in my life and for that I am greatful.

The best quote of the entire movie is at the end, right before the credits.

"But God demonstrated His own love towards us in this: That while we were still sinners Christ died for us." Romans 5:8

Pretty powerful stuff, eh?

I don't know what the point of writing this down was... just felt like sharing that passage I guess.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Self Doubt is a bitch.

So as my last post stated, I'm training a "newbie" at my work.

It has been longer than a week now, obviously, and things are both good and bad.

The worst part about this journey is all the self doubt I have. I think it is finally coming to a head because I just started crying out of nowhere as my sister was driving me home.

I know for a fact that I am good at my job. Well, the one I am training someone to takeover. I can do that job on auto pilot. However, as most of you know, I suck at dealing with change.
I have been told I am an "old soul". I'm like an old woman. Stubborn. Set in her ways.
The nice part about what I'm teaching is that the ways I am set in weren't mine to begin with. The company, having been around for a long time, has ways of doing things that just plum work. The bad part for me, is that I have no experience in teaching them.

All I have to go on is how I learned those ways. However, we all learn differently and at different paces. I've been getting some guidance from Mme.Awesome. That's right, eventhough she abandoned us (ok, not abandoned) she still offers great advice for me to follow. Which is a HUGE asset.

However, here is where the self doubt comes in. I've never trained in this field before. I don't know if I'm doing it right.
What if *I'm* failing Newbie? What if they would do better under different guidance!?!

Man oh man. Who knows!?!

It doesn't help that I've been sick on top of all this training. I'm feeling run down constantly with a healthy dose of self doubt and stress thrown in the for the kicker.

I've never wanted it to be friday so bad in my life....

Time to crawl into a hole and cover myself up with blankets.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Reviews and job related things.


My name is Nikki.
I have a job. Do you have a job?

I'm not bragging if you don't. I'm just making conversation.

So at this job that I have, I'm coming up on my one year anniversary.

I was given a sheet today to fill out for my review. If you've never had to fill one of these out (lucky duck), it is basically a form that asks you to evaluate your performance over the specified amount of time. In my case, the past year.

Now there are a few ways to go when filling out a self-evaluation.
You could sit there and praise yourself for all the work you've done.
You could find all your faults and write them down.
You could lie.
You could tell the truth.
You could eat cheese.... oh wait. Scratch that.

The list goes on. So what do you choose? *cough* cheese *cough*
I obviously want to be 100% truthful. However, I don't feel comfortable praising myself. (I know that may come as a bit of a shock to some of you, heh.) I mean, none of us are perfect but I don't want to sell myself short for any reason. I don't want to sound cocky either... so where is the happy medium?

I have until friday to think this through. I'm sure I will come up with what I want to bring across to them.

With my review comes a lunch out with the bosses (well, 2 of the 3). Which will be a great time to talk about what my new position really is and about how I think things are going "downstairs".

Speaking of new positions... I GOT A PROMOTION!

I mean, *clears throat* I got a promotion.
One of the girls I worked with (let's call her MmeAwesome) had to leave and we replaced her position.. but she was doing above and beyond her position for a very long time. When I first got hired, we had 3 girls (including myself) "downstairs" doing admin work. A little less than a month after I got there, the 3rd girl left and MmeAwesome and I were by ourselves.
We only went a month and a bit like this until we hired someone new. MmeAwesome tried to train her... but this was just not the right job for her, so mid-march this new girl left. After that, MmeAwesome and I fended for ourselves. We were doing amazingly well (if you ask me) and everything was hunky-dorie. Then, MmeAwesome springs on us that she is going to be leaving probably in October. Her husband's job was going to be taking them away and so we were going to need to replace her, and not the position that remained open.
We found a replacement who started beginning of July (Let's call her... Enna) and while Enna can do the job as it is supposed to be, there was no way we could expect her to completly fill MmeAwesome's shoes as MmeAwesome had the experience that helped her do all the other jobs that needed to get done. So it came time to fill that third spot. I had never thought of that third spot to be "above" mine. As it never crossed my mind. However, in actuality it is. It is the last line of defense before things go out the door.
The day MmeAwesome was leaving, my bosses offered me the job.
It would have been silly to train the person above me... and I really would have felt more comfortable being the last line of defense anyway. So of course I said yes.

We hired a newbie who we will call "Newbie" for now... as she has only completed one week at my work.

TRAINING IS HARD! Just in case you were wondering. It is difficult to plan a timeframe for things to get done when you don't know how long it will take someone to do something. It is hard to guage where a person is in the training until you let them try on their own and make mistakes. It is interesting to see the things you find easy, be hard to others and the things you thought they would find difficult seem easy to them!

I just find that time runs away from me while I'm training. Trying to stay on top of everything I would normally do while training someone to do it is just the most absurd juggling act ever.

Ok... this is long... but I'm glad I got to write my some of my feelings out. PHEW!


Sunday, September 6, 2009


So it feels like not too long ago that I just went to Vegas.... however, I had one more week to take for vacation and figured that this would be a good time to take it.

We are losing a girl at work and so she was still here to help the new girl... therefore, a good time to go.

When i booked this time off, I thought it may be a waste of time. Lots of sleeping perhaps... but it has actually turned out to be action packed, with not a day wasted!

If you're on my facebook you may have seen my photo updates every day with what I took pictures of that day.

Monday I went to the dentist in the morning. To learn that I have healthy teeth, I just need to go back twice to get the pits of my teeth filled.
Afterwards, Renee, Malcolm and I went to Saxe Pointe to walk the rocks.

Tuesday, I went to have lunch with Jacki. I forgot my wallet at home and was really embarrassed when i got to the counter. So I had coffee and a croissant thanks to Jacki. After that I walked back home, got my wallet and then walked to the bus stop to take a bus downtown to meet Juli! We shopped, had lunch then went to her house for board game, grocery shopping, and then made dinner. I was there until almost 2 am.

Wednesday, my mom came to pick me up around 10am. We went to Tim Hortons and I got coffee and timbits. Then we started our drive upto Nanaimo. I was getting my tea leaves read at this place called the calico cat. We had the reading, then drove back down, stopping at the Duncan WalMart and a vegetable market.

Thursday I had an eye doctor's appointment. I have been worried because far away has been feeling further away lately. Apparently, I have 20/20 vision, and I can struggle to read 20/15. Sooooooo, needless to say, my eyes are fine.
The eye doctor told me that if I ever need glasses, he predicts it will be in 20 years. After the eye doctor, i came back home and watched the third season of Dexter (almost all of them) with my brother. After that, board game weekend started!

Friday I got up around 11:30 and my mom picked me up for lunch. She and I went to Floyd's for lunch, and it was her first time eating there. We sat beside the fish tank which actually provided lots of entertainment. After lunch, my mom and I went shopping. She dropped me off at my house just before 3:30, and at 3:30 I had to leave so I could meet Juli downtown by 4pm. We did stuff around downtown. She got bored really easily, and it was a grand 'ol time. at 7:30 we were meeting Ryan Tandy and his girlfriend so that we could go back to Juli's house and play board games. We ended up playing Scattegories and that was a blast! Just after 10pm, Renee came to pick me up and we went back to my house to play board games. Fun day!

Saturday, Renee came to pick me up and we went for lunch. Then we drove to Kinsmen Park and just walked around there and sat and watched these kayakers go through this part against a really strong current. We made a bit of a game out of it and I lost. hahaha. Then we came back to my house, played some table pool and then I got ready to leave to go to Sam's BBQ. Sam's BBQ was a lot of fun. Renee was nice (or crazy) enough to come pick Brian and I up from the party and drive us home. It was great!

Today, I am super tired. there are so many mistakes in this and I just plum don't feel like re-reading it to correct them. haha.
I feel like taking a nap. hahaha. Board games are going on right now. However, they are playing the ones that need thinking to happen. I am unable to do that right now.

Glad we had this chat.

talk to you later!


Monday, August 24, 2009


Ok, let's get straight to it....


Ok, how did this come up? Well sit down folks (if you aren't already sitting) and get comfortable!

I have a week off coming up at work. I took it now because we have a girl at work who is leaving.. and so right now we have an extra staff member while were in our training/transition period. So now seemed like the perfect time.

What am I going to do this week off? Well, I'm going to sort my life out. No.. ok, kidding. But I am going to cram into those days as much of the stuff that I can't do now because I'm at work during the week when most places are open.

I am going to the eye doctor, going to attempt to find a family doctor (since mine abandoned me. She was only my doctor for 21 years... she could at least show a little dedication. HAHA) Alright.... so also... I'm going to the dentist. The last time I went to the dentist was in 2008 (yes, I am fully aware that it is the end of 2009) I had undergone a tonsilectomy approximately a week and a half prior and my heavy painkillers masked the pain of an infection in my mouth.
When I started taking less painkillers, I became more and more aware of the fact that my mouth was causing me serious agony.
I went the dentist and he told me that the infection in my tooth had become so bad that I needed a rootcanal. However, because I left it for longer than most could (thanks to codeine, codeine and more codeine) they had to do half now to release the pressure and then the rest later after I take some stuff to combat the infection. Awesome.
Oh wait, NOT AWESOME! So I had a half a root canal one day (bear in mind that I had to keep my mouth open during this and it hurt because of my throat having just had pieces cut out of it) and then about a week later I had the rest done.

Have any of you had a root canal!?!?! I shudder just at the thought of them. Scraping inside your tooth to get everything out. *vomit*

Anyway, that was my last visit. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO *ahem* pleasant. yeah.

So, I have brushed my teeth to the best of my ability since then. Hoping to never need to go again. However, about 2 months ago while I was chewing gum I starting having a coppery taste in my mouth. I didn't need to look at the gum package (or the price tag) to know that I wasn't chewing "penny" gum (waahh wohhhnnn).

I made the excuse that I couldn't find time to go, since I work during their hours of operation. No excuse left now. I have to go.
I don't know about when you know you're going to the dentist... but me, I try extra hard to make sure that I don't need any heavy duty work done because there is no pain like mouth pain.

The appointment is going to be next week... so its crunch time. Brushing and brushing... but what else can I do?
Floss??? No, not that. ANYTHING BUT THAT!!!

But I'm desperate. I kid you not, I don't want to have to do more than one visit. or spend any part of my "vacation" in pain.

Here I sit, floss beside me. Having just REALLY flossed for the first time in I have no effing idea how long... and my gums are NOT happy.

So tell me? Do you floss????

Because I may floss everyday up until I go to the dentist. but I can 100% assure you that after that appointment, it won't be until the week before my next dentist appointment that I do this again.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


So i named my blog "Ramblings of a girl named Nikki".

However, i haven't really ever done a real RAMBLE.
My family sure knows I can ramble.

Let's see... first thing to come to mind.

This past saturday my sister and I painted. Yeah, that's right. Canvases. Like the pros. Ok, maybe not so much like pros... since we bought tempra paints and realized those are too watery for canvas... oops.

I compare painting to playing pool. I'm so terrible at it, but you can do it with friends and its fun!

Did you know that every saturday my sister and I hang out? We are pretty awesome. Sometimes we make plans days ahead, and sometimes she'll come and pick me up and we'll start driving without a destination in mind.

Depending on when her husband works is when we start our day together. For example, if he works at noon, she'll pick me up after dropping him off. If he works at 7, we MAY get together at 7... but most of the time... its noon. Haha.

This saturday we are hanging out after she drops him off for a 7 o'clock start. Which is good... because this is our last Saturday together before Renee starts her job.
(Oh by the way Renee, this is our last Saturday together before you start your job. haha)

The saturday after this my work is having a summer BBQ up in Nanaimo (we have two offices, one here in Victoria and one in Nanaimo!) We are going to be going to Wild Play Element Park.... should be interesting. Hahaha.

Currently, I'm uploading a video for

at the moment that I'm writing this it is not ready yet. However, I'm hoping that when you read this, it will be.

Ok, that's enough for now. I'm hungry! I have no idea what i should have.... I'll have to figure that out too. haha

Well, Toodles!

PS (I'm posting in here like a MADWOMAN! Look at me go! lol)


Tuesday, August 18, 2009



So... right at this moment I am frustrated. My head hurts. UGH!

So yesterday:

I woke up at the time I was supposed to be leaving. I went to the bathroom to dicover it was "that time" which is never a fun time. I rushed to get out of the house with enough time to jog to Tim Hortons and make it to Wal-Mart on time to meet my friends for coffee.

I don't drink my coffee until I get to work because otherwise I will spill it on me on the way to work. haha.

So I got to work and opened it up, and the lid had been marked wrong.

I figured nothing else could go wrong. Since EVERYTHING else had.
However, I was in a sour mood (probably due to the time of the month it is) and so little nitpicky things that happened between co-workers yesterday just were bigger to me.

After having what felt like a super crappy day, I got home and vented to my brother... poor Brian. By the time I was done telling the story of the day I was yelling and cursing.

My family minus my brother and brother in law went to Columbo's for dinner. I love this restaurant. Other than being expensive, there are no downsides. (ok, other the fact that the food portions are so big that even after eating half the meal I was so full I couldn't have dessert).

I had hoped that today would be a better day.
I woke up on time (I set the alarm for earlier and snoozed buttoned it up, lol) and ended up leaving super early (probably because I'm so used to rushing to get ready).
Which also meant no line up at Tim Horton's. My best friend was able to come out for her break as soon as I got there, so everything was ahead of schedule.

I even go to work about 10 minutes earlier than usual. (and I normally get to work early).

However, I got to work... and as the day is progressing, I am becoming very angry again.

At lunchtime (just about 20 minutes ago) I was confronted by one of my co-workers for having "off days". The truth of the matter is, I'm PMSing and taking things that she says negatively. Through no fault of her own she is pissing me off. I should probably apologize... because when she confronted me to see if I was alright, I just thanked her sarcastically and went about eating. What an ass. *sigh*

Oh well... I guess I deserve to be pissed off.

I think I just need some sleep. and some midol maybe. lmao.

Talk to you soon!

<3 Nikki

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Vegas, Vegas, Vegas!

Hello hello all!

So my brother made the point that I hadn't posted since BEFORE I went to Vegas.
Which is true, however I felt like the only people that read this blog are people with whom I talk. So they would have heard the stories i would tell at least once and certainly not want to read about them again.

I just now decided that I don't care. I'm going to write some down and you're welcome to leave at any time... or skip over the ones you've heard.

So my friend Jacki and I left for Vegas on a sunday. We were scheduled to arrive in Vegas just before 4 and so we figured since everywhere we had read said that our hotel was about 15-20 minutes away from the airport, we would be at our hotel no later than 5.

We got into Vancouver and I always remember customs taking FOR FREAKING EVER. So I was nervous that we had less than 2 hours to go through it all. We got through in under 20 minutes, looked at the screen for where our gate was and it said one of the words you never want to see listed beside your flight number. "DELAYED" Our plane was delayed TWO HOURS. So we now had just under 4 hours to wait until our plane left.
One of the good things that came out of this was that we found some bottles of rum for $15 when they are normally over twenty.

We got to Vegas just before 6pm and decided that since the shuttle busses were right outside, we'd take one of those. Since it was also cheaper.
BAD IDEA. It was super super super super hot. 102 when we arrived. We got on this shuttle bus that wasn't air conditioned, waited for 30 mins for the bus to be full and ended up being the LAST ones dropped off. Just over an hour later. So we arrived around 8pm to our hotel.
We were discouraged because we thought we had lost a whole chunk of good time.
It turned out, that in Vegas, it REALLY doesn't matter what time you arrive, there is ALWAYS something going on.
The place we were staying was SO BIG, that we got lost going to our room! Only on the last day did we find the shortcuts. haha.
We walked around and got lost some more. In the first 8 hours, we accomplished these things:
- Gambling
- Getting drunk
- Getting to see a live band that was REALLY good.
- Jacki won almost $700 off a $5 bill.
- Eating some of the most amazing food.
- Getting into a guest list only club.

Now, the last one has a story. We were... no way to say this eloquently... SMASHED. We went and found this place I had read about called "V Bar".... sounds like a good place to party, right? Wrong... it was a bar. like... there was a bar in it and that was it. Not to mention we were 2 of about 10 people in there. That is counting the 4 staff members. We had fun joking around with the bartenders, and then asked where the "happening" place was to dance.
They told us about this club called "Lavo". It was in the Palazzo, which is the hotel attached to the Venetian where we were staying. We follwed the signs and felt like we were getting lost... walking through the Palazzo casino..etc. However, as we were walking out of the Palazzo casino, we got free passes to Lavo. Which was a sweet deal, since we were heading there anyway.

We got there and there was a line up of young men and very pretty girls. It said "Guest List, line here". I told Jacki we should just turn around, but she was adament that we stay in the line. so we did... and watched these very pretty girls getting turned away because they weren't on the guest list. I did not want to get to the front of the line.... I was not up for rejection. The guy looks at us with this semi-disgusted look and said "you girls wouldn't happen to be on the guest list, would you?" I said no, discouraged, and started to walk away. Jacki piped in and said "Nope, but we're staying at the Venetian!" Those were apparently the magic words. He opened the rope and voila! We were in. We didn't have to pay cover because we had those cards and up the stairs we went.

This place was amazing. We went and ordered a bacardi and Coke... it cost $14!!... however, it ended up being almost a full glass of bacardi and very little coke. haha.

We danced a bunch, had a wonderful time and marvelled at the fact that we got into this guest list only place. even the bathrooms were gorgeous and had an attendant that got you papertowel for when you were done washing your hands.
We left there, feeling a combination of overwhelmed and special. It. Was. Fantastic!

We hadn't eaten dinner, so we decided to go find somewhere to eat. On our way back to our room we found this place called "The Grand Lux Cafe". The food was amazing. So amazing, in fact, that we ate almost every meal there from there on out.

That, was just the first night. Amazing.
We had so much fun. SO MUCH. I am so glad we went!!

It was very very hot, and I wouldn't suggest going during this time of year. However, I want to go back. For sure. =)

Well, its getting late... and I am tired. GOODNIGHT!!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Las Vegas!

Well hello hello all!

GUESS WHAT!?! A week from right now, I'm going to be in Las Vegas.
I cannot even begin to describe to you how freaking excited I am!

I'm going with my friend Jacki and we are going to have SO MUCH fun!
Neither of us have ever been, but I've been reading up (yes, READING... I know, to my family that must seem improbable) on tips and ideas for things to do, and advice on what to wear, bring, drink, where to gamble...and much much more.

My brain is so full of stuff to do in Vegas that I just can't wait to be there.
Knowing that we only have 4 days in Vegas, Jacki and I have talked about what we are going to do.
We know it is going to be very very hot. Like, VERY... like... HOT!! haha. So, I have purchased shorts, capris and tank tops to get me through. I know I'm going to have to wear runners for when we are doing any of our walking. Sunscreen is more than a must.

I just can't wait to be there!
I just hope that this week doesn't drag. The week before vacation is normally pretty lame, but I'm at a new job and I'm hoping that it won't be.

I have this luggage set where one piece fits into the other... and I'm thinking of trying to pack everything into the smaller one and putting it in the bigger one so that on the way home I'll have more space to put the things that I have purchased.

I still need to make a list of things that I need to bring and pack it all away. I figure I'll do that friday night/saturday.
Man oh Man... I don't think I'll be able to sleep saturday night. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

OH MY GOODNESS I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Ok... So knowing me, I won't update before then, so my next update will be after my trip....

Monday, June 8, 2009

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Ok, be honest.

Does it make me a terrible person if I see an add for a job I interviewed for 8 months ago and didn't get, posted again, and this makes me truly happy? Perhaps even laugh a bit to myself?
I mean, seriously. I'm doing the same job as this one at a competing company and have been there for over 7 months.

I can't help but think of what stupid heads they are for not even having the decency of calling me back to tell me I hadn't received the position!

Trust me, I'm not holding a grudge. I should probably call them up and thank them for not giving me the job. If they had I wouldn't have the job I have today with the wonderful people I work with. Learning not only about promotional products but business forms too!

So... does it make me a terrible person that I get sheer enjoyment out of the fact that they have to go through this process again? Where as if they had chosen me, I wouldn't have left them 7 months later?

Yes, it probably does... but oh well. So be it.

Thank you Team Sales, for NOT giving me the job a little under 8 months ago.


Monday, June 1, 2009

Burn baby Burn!

So I went out this weekend up island to Nanaimo to a boys highschool football tournament to watch my friend's son play.

It was so cool to see him play since I had seen him play his first game. What a difference! It was so neat to see.

However, I refused the offer of sunscreen... and now I am paying for it. On one side I am just slightly burnt. It hurts but not super badly. However.. my right side... it is not just slightly burned. It is so burnt that its blistering... It hurts!

I've used an entire spray on can of Solarcaine, and starting using Aloe Vera gel. Last night I was using a washcloth and ice cold water to try and cool it down. My face is burnt... it has a sunglasses burn... Its kind of like when people go up skiing and get a goggle tan... but mine is from my oversized sunglasses.

Yeah, its not pretty.

Well, anyway... I don't have much else to say, but my sister and mom were harping about how logn it had been since I posted.

Voila my update!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

My Special Day

Hello everyone!

There is this show on TLC that I'm sure most of you have heard of.
"Jon and Kate Plus Eight" A show that follows the days in the lives of Jon and Kate, parents to two sets of multiples, twin girls and a sextuplet - 3 boys 3 girls.

They've been running a marathon of the shows this weekend and I've been using the episodes as background noise as I surf the internet, paying only a little attention.
On some of today's episodes they were taking the kids one by one on what they would call a "Special Day". Where the kid got to choose where they wanted to go with just their mom and dad.

Well, today was my special day(! My brother was at work and my sister and her husband are in Disneyland celebrating their 1st wedding anniversary(which happens to be today!). Which meant that I got to hang out with my parents all day.

We started by going the Eugene's for lunch. Its a greek restaurant that makes DEEEEEEEE-licious greek food, Pork Souvlaki being my favourite.
Then we went to the Saanich Plaza so they could book they trip to Jamaica, to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary in September (which I didn't mind them taking this time for themselves on my special day, I mean, if they hadn't gotten married I never would be there. Hahaha)
**[there also is this minute side note that it wasn't actually labeled as my special day. heh]**

We picked up Brian and my dad treated us all to ice cream from Baskin Robbins. mmmmm, Double scoop on a waffle cone of mint chocolate chip and chocolate chip cookie dough. So yummy!

We came home for a little bit and then went to see the new Star Trek movie. This was my parents' second time going and my first. It was so good!!
After the movie we went to the store to pick up some milk and hotdog buns and came home and I made us hot dogs for dinner (I know, I am such a chef cooking such a difficult meal. haha).

We called my sister right after dinner to wish her and her husband a happy anniversary and now, after I've finished writing this blog my mom and I (maybe dad?) will play monopoly on

Well, I should go now... I feel like it was a great "Special Day" and I am thankful to be able to spend that kind of time with my parents!

Goodnight all!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

I thought I was rid of her.

So in my last post I talked about how I was finally rid of the crazy landlady.

I guess I shouldn't have spoken so soon...

Yesterday I had the chance to watch a friend get married. It was a beautiful ceremony and I really enjoyed it. It was accentuated by the fact that I got to hang out with my best friend Jacki and my second mom Judy.
After the ceremony we had some time to kill so we went to the casino. I managed not to lose anything and played with the casinos money for the better part of my time there :D. That was not the case for Jacki and Judy, so it was on me to buy us coffee. haha.

While in the drive thru for Tim Horton's I got a phone call.
IT WAS MY LANDLADY. How joyous an occasion to be able to hear her voice again so soon... *ugh*. She called to tell me that her new tenants came in to drop off the damage deposit and they refused to pay it until the stove was cleaner and the cabinets were cleaner. So she wanted me to come back and clean those two things "They were ok for me, not ok for new renters. My son say no reason I should clean." SERIOUSLY!?! I gave you my keys woman!! How the hell and I supposed to get into the house first of all.. and second of all, in our final walkthrough she already ok'd the place.

Just because it isn't ok with the people moving in, doesn't mean its my problem.

So she said she "took pictures" and that she is going to the rental board to see what they say. Holy jebus. she pisses me off.

My blood boils just thinking of her. I swore a LOT after getting off the phone with her and I just wanted to go over there and tell her where to shove her "dirt".


A landlord can't call you back after the final walkthrough to get you to clean more... right??

She is SO the alcoholic.

Friday, May 15, 2009

You are so quiet Nikki.

Ok... seriously. I'm confused.

Most of you know I have been moving. If you've read the post from April 11th, you will know the situation.

For those who haven't, I'll just bring you upto speed.
The reason I'm moving is because our landlord, on several occasions has told us that we are being too loud. (Well, that *I* am too loud)She also called me an alcoholic.

Anyway, long story short Brian and I are moving and our move out date is today. The last two weeks especially have been super stressful, but I can't tell you how much I was looking forward to today when I got to turn my keys in and say farewell to my crazy landlord once and for all.

My brother and I went to the house today, we gave her the keys and then went to do the walkthrough. Nothing wrong, we didn't shampoo the carpets so that was the only negative thing.
We got outside, and we were saying our goodbyes. She said "Oh, it will be impossible to find someone as quiet as you." EXCUSE ME!?! Wait, run that by me again.

I just moved out of this place and went through all this stress because I was apparently "too loud" and now you tell me that I was so quiet that it will be impossible to find someone as quiet!?!?!?!?!
I'M GOING TO LOSE IT!!!! What the hell!?!?! Seriously, this woman is on crack.
I don't think there is much else to say about this except:

Maybe she's the alcoholic.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose.

Yesterday, I was trying to think of new songs to put onto my iPod.
I remembered my sister telling me there was a Miley Cyrus song that she actually thought was good. Knowing the general sound of the song, I went searching for it. It wasn't hard to find... apparently this Miley girl is very popular. haha ;)

The song is called "The Climb". I put it on my iPod and immediately started listening to it. I'm drawn to it, and I can't help but think it came just in time...

Today was a very trying day for me. I was very emotional and some things were happening at work that just rubbed me entirely the wrong way and I got very upset.
My mom and sister were in the neighbourhood while I was on my lunch break, came and picked me up for the sole purpose of allowing me to get out of the office to cry. We drove to the parking lot across the street and through my gasping sobs I muttered some profanities and the main reasons I was upset.
When dropping me back off at work, my mom said to me "You know hunny, you just have to get through today and tomorrow you'll forget all about it."

'Tomorrow, I'll forget all about it...' Which brought me back to the time I told you about in my last post. About when my friends abandoned me for a day. When my mom sat on my bed with me, and told me "You know Nicole, you'll all forget about it by monday."

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose

Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's The Climb

THAT is why that song came at the right time.
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Once upon a time

So I've found myself saying a new phrase starter... "Once upon a time". Don't ask me why, or how it makes any sense in the context I use it in. I just do, and thought I should tell you. haha.

Now, its time for......


So I asked my mom and sister what this remember when blog should be about and my mom suggested a "remember when life was simple, when you all you had to worry about was who liked who, what to wear to school and what was on TV"

Which made me think of a story that has stuck with me my entire life.
Remember when you got picked on in school? C'mon, don't lie... EVERYONE got picked on at least once.

Well, I remember when I was in grade 7 and it was a friday....

The lunch bell rang for the time to go outside and we RAN out. I went to go hang out with my friends and they looked at me like I was some sort of outcast. I don't know if your friends ever did this in school, or you knew of kids who did this, but MY group of friends would, every so often, "kick" someone out of the group. Just for a day. Nothing serious... but, you know, keep them grounded (hahaha, right. evil little brats).

Well, apparently this was my turn. However, when you are 12 years old and your friends tell you that they never ever want to hang out with you again, you believe them. You also forget about how you did this to another person in the group the month before.
So lunchtime happened, and it felt like FOREVER. They didn't talk to me for the rest of the day. However, remember that THIS time, it was a FRIDAY!! So I had to go home, and think for the entire weekend that I was now an outcast.
I remember sitting on my bed, crying and talking to my mom about it. My world literally felt like it was coming to an end. My mom just sat there, she didn't tell me how stupid the thought was, didn't tell me that my tears were unnecessary. Nope, she listened. Then she told me that no matter what, I'd always have my family. I'm sure she knew how evil little kids were and how everything would be fine monday morning when we got there. They would probably even forget it happened and talk to me like normal. (Which they did)

However, she made me feel like my tears were warranted. Like I wasn't stupid... but that I'd always have a loving family supporting me. No matter what.

Remembering this, I always know that I'm loved. My family is MADE OF AWESOME, and I'm lucky to have them.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


You know, I wish there were a way that I could just snap my fingers and my house would be packed and ready for moving.

Heck, I'd love it if it were moved! Unfourtunately, for some ungodly reason, I can't do that.

So I have to pack. Now, I'm not sure if y'all remember back to the days in 2006 when I had to pack to move into the house my parents bought, or in 2007 when I had to pack to move out of my parents' house... but I confessed about my packing problem.

Not only am I a pack rat, I also know how useless the stuff is.
I have stuff that has been sitting in my storage closet since the day I moved in (since I was able to unpack everything the first day) and I went to go grab it and sort through it. You'd think that if I've lived without it for a year and a half I'd be able to live without it completly. I should just dump it. Yeah, easier said than done.

I look at the stuff and say "Oh, if I had only looked in here sooner I could have pulled this stuff out and used it!"
Worst part is, I have throw this stuff out. Most of it are papers that I deemed "important" the last time I moved.

For example, one thing that I'm having a hard time getting rid of is a stack of "paintings" from kindergarten. I mean, they aren't good by any means. "flowers", "houses" "sun"... you can only tell because they are basic forms.
How do you just throw those away?
I need someone to come in and pack my house for me. When they look at a piece of paper ripped into a heart with "I love you!" written in my sisters writing, they'd be able to just throw that away! No attachment!

Anyway, there is my packing rant for the day. Back to work I go!

<3 Nikki

Saturday, April 18, 2009

3rd times a charm

So as some of you will already know, when I played rugby in Highschool I managed to break both my ankles.

When it happened, I honestly thought "well, at least I did it doing something cool. So when people ask how I did it, I won't be embarrassed".

Well, today was a BEAUTIFUL day.
Renee and I have been trying to go out every saturday and take fun pictures of eachother to use for our facebook picture every week. So today we went to Gyro Park.... we've got a lot of beach pictures so we decided to go on the toys and take pictures there.
We got some really great pictures and then I spotted it. The pirate shop with a PLANK. So I got Renee to walk to the plank. I took some pictures and then we switched... and I had the BRILLIANT idea of JUMPING off the plank... in my sandals, onto sand, with the bad ankles that I have from Rugby.
Well, I'm sure you've done the math.

Jumping + sandals + sand + bad ankles = SPRAINED ANKLE

It hurts. Like, ow. Like... OW.

My mom and sister took me to Emergency and I almost died.

So this morning, Renee and I went to the gym. We upped our weights. My arms are SORE... and you know what you use when you're walking with crutches? YOUR ARMS.

So seriously...I'm in uber amounts of pain.... and it hurts to go anywhere. BOO HOO... whine whine whine whine.


Ok... I'm sorry... I am taking pity on myself.

LUCKILY though, my family is awesome. and taking care of me. and AWESOME.

Ok, well.... I've got to go.
We're having a party for renee since she's done school! YAY!

Saturday, April 11, 2009


Ok... honestly... this week has been ridiculous.

So I live in a basement suite. The only problem is, I live in a suite where there is very little insulation between my room and the room above me.
I have had constant complaints that I'm too loud from my landlords, who live above me. Now, I'm not saying that I've never had a party at my place, and that its never been too loud at an ungodly hour. Because I have.

Now because of these complaints that I am too loud, Brian and I have stopped having people over all together. Afraid to have to have the embarrassment of saying "OH! Its 10:55pm, you need to leave so we can be quiet by 11".

Its gotten to the point where we don't live here... we have all our stuff here and sleep here, but we no longer LIVE here.

On monday at exactly 11:01pm, I received a call from - not my landlord - no. My landlord's son. He was calling to inform me that not only were we being too loud (eventhough both of us are in our rooms going to sleep) but that I have been keeping him up for the past full year now. We apparently were supposed to be asleep by 10pm.
So now, not only am I renting a place where I don't LIVE... I'm renting a place that has a curfew.

That was the last straw. I told Brian I wanted to move out and started looking right after I hung up the phone.

So if that wasn't the last straw... Today, I got another call. This time from my landlord. She was calling to tell me that she spoke with her son, and its ok for us to be awake until 11pm (wow, woop-dee-doo..thanks boy who is younger than me) and that she is going away for a week to california. I said to her that I was not pleased that I received a phone call from her son and not her- that SHE is my landlord and not him. She said then proceed to tell me that her husband is an alcoholic. But at least he has been respectful of the noise level. Also, she understands my situation as it is just like her husbands.

I was just shocked. SHOCKED!!! Like, who the hell does she think she is saying that I'm an alcoholic!?! I just can't imagine what goes on in her brain to have the need to say that out loud. NAIL. IN. THE. COFFIN.

Brian and I have been to a couple of places to look... I *REALLY* want one of them, and there is another that I'm sure by now we haven't gotten, and the last one I went and looked at today and it is nice... but not aesthetically pleasing.

I just can't wait to get the eff out of here.

Highlight of the week: FRIGONOMETRY

Sunday, March 22, 2009

A wonderful day

So yesterday my sister and I started our day at 7am. We went to the gym and finished around quarter to 9.

We went through the Tim Horton's drive thru to grab a coffee and a breakfast item and then headed to Esquimalt Lagoon.

(This is the picture Renee took... the one I took of her won't send to my e-mail because it HATES me.... I'll try to get it up here later)

Renee and I did some Yoga on the beach, heh. We stayed there, skipping rocks (well attempting to) and talking until after 10.
We decided that it was time to go somewhere else.
We got in the car and decided that we'd go take a walk around Thetis Lake. On the way there, I was talking about how one weekend I want to drive to Nanaimo just to see my work's Nanaimo office. I'm curious like that. haha.
We get to Thetis and Renee says "Do you want to go now?"

Next thing we know, we're on a drive upto Nanaimo. We spent the hour and a half on the way up singing along to music.
We must have taken a wrong turn somewhere, because we got lost. We both had to pee REALLY REALLY BADLY by now and luckily saw a Starbucks up on the right, so we stopped there.
Instead of asking directions, we started using the GPS in Renee's phone to find the office... it took us to a dead end street and asked us to keep going forward, it tried to take us down another no exit road... but in the end, we found it!

Admittedly, it was less interesting than I had built it up in my mind.
Nowhere on the building does it say what it is. Its just... there. So then Renee and I drove around looking for the Woodgrove Centre. We got lost, again. Using the GPS since we knew that the Wal-Mart was in that shopping Centre, so we just inputed the Wal-Mart.
In the middle of a busy street, the phone told us that we had arrived.... we were no where NEAR the Wal-Mart. So we just drove. Its nice not having somewhere to be, getting lost and not caring.
We did end up finding the mall, we went in... and I found THE CUTEST Betty Boop carry-on luggage. Seriously... this thing is GORGEOUS!! We went and ate and we went to Wal-Mart so Renee could get a copy of Twilight. Both of us ended up finding two shirts and then we left to get home.

We got back to Victoria around 3:45, and I got home around 4pm. I had half an hour to get ready before Jacki was coming to pick me up and we ( her son, two of his friends, Jacki and I) were going to Red Robin for dinner and then to a movie.
She was a little late, which is completely uncharacteristic...haha. Which is why its worth mentioning. haha

We went to the movie theatre to see Watchmen. It was long, but good. The 3 boys didn't understand it and Jacki seemed to want it to end the whole time. heh. It was late when we got out and so she took me home. I stayed up until Brian got home a little after midnight and then promptly fell asleep.

All in all, it was a WONDERFUL day!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Really quick post

Ok, I'm on lunch for another 3 minutes.... if that.

I just finished reading my cousin's wifes blog and you have to read it... seriously. Its hilarious.



Thursday, March 5, 2009

Linkity linkity link!


I have 5 minutes left on my lunch and decided I wanted to write a blog post.
Then this screen came up and my mind went blank... I have no idea what to write about!

I have nothing to say really...
I'm at work, on lunch (duh) and I had Red Robin left overs for lunch. and a granola bar. Yummy!

Renee just called... we were going to try to have lunch today... but she wasn't sure that she could get here in time. So when one of my co-workers asked to switch lunchtimes...I had no reason to say no. But apparently Renee would have made it :(

Well... lunchtime is over, so is this blog. the end.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Click here Daddy!

Well hello hello there!

Fancy meeting you here. Its been a little while, hasn't it? Not to be confused with a long while... just a little one.

I'm in a bit of a weird mood, as you may have noticed. I am not 100% sure why. Nor do I have the slightest idea.

I've had a marvelous weekend thus far and tomorrow is looking to be pretty spectacular itself! Friday, i went to the bank, my sister and I went to the gym, I paid rent, went out to dinner with my family and then came home and watched a bunch of episodes of the fourth season of House with my brother then went to sleep.

Saturday, I woke up... lazed around until 10:45, rushed to get ready, Renee picked me up, we went to the gym, went to the mall to have lunch, met Jacki there, we went to a travel agency where we learned that is was just as inexpensive to book through this lady as it is to book online (and feels a lot more secure), jacki and I went grocery shopping (for her...although why I didn't pick up groceries at the same time is beyond me) and then she dropped me off at home. (It is so hard to do such long run on me)
We left with the idea that she would go home, shower, and eat then come back and we'd go out to play pool in the evening. Its a good thing I didn't scour the internet and post a blog on a forum to see if I could find another place to play pool other than the one downtown because she doesn't like to go downtown, only to have her cancel on me because she suddenly realized she had to get up early in the morning. Oh wait.... all that happened.

Do I sound bitter?? I hope so, because I was trying.

Anyway, so then Brian made a wonderful dinner and we watched movies all night.
One of them was TERRIBLE. Another one we were unable to finish due to technical difficulties (eventhough neither of us were TOO sad that we didn't get to finish it),and out of the other two we watched, the last one was the best... but both were good!

As far as the weekend goes... that just leaves "tomorrow" (since I haven't gone to sleep yet, its not Sunday for me). Tomorrow Renee, Malcolm, Brian and I are going BOWLING! Yes, bowling. In Duncan... I wish I could explain to you how excited I am... but that would be just silly, wouldn't it? Cause all you need to know is that I am. haha.

Ok... I think I need at least *some* sleep or else Renee will be driving "by herself" tomorrow morning since all of us will be sleeping. haha.


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ok Facebook notes... I'll show you.

So I went to post this on my facebook notes and it was being a jerk, so I thought... "Why not post it on my blog?"

I'm really impressed with how this turned out!!

To get your band's album cover:

1 - Go to "wikipedia." Hit “random”
or click
The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to "Random quotations"
or click
The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”
or click
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 - Use photoshop or similar (piknik is a free online photo editor) to put it all together.

5 - Post it with this text in the "caption" and TAG the friends you want to join in.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sleep? Who needs sleep!?!

So I find myself unable to sleep. Which is funny.. because around 8pm I could barely keep my eyes open.
I blame it on pushing through the sleep in order to "stay up until a decent time".
I am SO paying for this

Let's talk about the weekend!
Oh man, I had SOOOOO much fun!

My sister, brother and brother-in-law went upto Mt.Washington wednesday night, which meant for thursday and friday I was an only child.
Thursday night after work I made my way home, thinking that it was my parents' "Date Night"... but not this thursday! Nope, this thursday I was an only child. So instead of a date night for my parents, my mom suggested we go to my favourite restaurant! It was DELICIOUS!

Then Friday night my parents and I went to this Mexican restaurant called Orale. Let's just say I didn't like the vibe in there. It was just, uhhhh... weird.
I wasn't super impressed with the food, although their salsa and guacamole were good (tasted like how my mom makes it) and their tortillas were delicious.

Then saturday was definitely my favourite day of the weekend.
Friday night my sister had called down to invite us to meet them in Duncan for some Bowling. Which I've been wanting to do for a LONG time. So Saturday we headed upisland. We got to the bowling lane only to be disappointed by the fact that we only had 30 mins before all the 10 pin lanes were booked.
So we squeezed in one game. We asked how long it would be until we could bowl again and the lady said one hour.
We went outside (which smelled DISGUSTING) and we decided it was worth staying the extra hour. We looked around for stuff to do and right across the street was a pool hall!
So we killed an hour playing pool... that was SO much fun!
We went back to the bowling alley and there was a different guy there... and he told us that it would be one hour before there would be a lane open for us to play. =(

Instead of getting really really mad, like I wanted to... we just got into our cars and left for the trip back home. My dad bought us pizza and my sister and I bought booze and we spent the night playing Puerto Rico (a board game), trying to perfect the BottleCap Shot, and making Pornstars.

Funny thing about trying to perfect a shot... is that you try them back to back.... and we weren't really thinking of the effects. So by the time we pulled out Puerto Rico... we were drunk. haha
We sang along to music and played the game.
These bottles were full when we started:

My poor sober mother had the task of driving my brother and I home.

Sunday was pretty cool. Renee came and picked Brian and I up and we ate some lunch together at Mayfair Mall.... then we went shopping. Stationary stores mostly... because who doesn't LOVE looking at different Padfolios and purple paper to put inside!?! Not to mention different pens, pencils, sketchpads, file folders... You may think I'm being sarcastic... but really, my brother sister and I love Stationary.
My mom made DELICIOUS mexican casserole for dinner. One of my favourite meals.

So all in all... a great weekend. OH!
Renee and I also coloured Sunday.... this is my picture:

Well, Have a goodnight all!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Lunch Time Blog

Its a beautiful day in the neighbourhood, a beautiful day for a neighbour... would you be mine? Would you be mine?


Well hello hello all.
Welcome back to the lunchtime blog. The part of the show where Nikki is bored during her lunchtime!

Ok, maybe I'm on some crazy drugs or something... no, really I'm not. I swear.
I think I'm just high on life. HAHA, ok. SERIOUSLY NOW.

I'm on my lunch break from work. I've eaten a spectacular lunch that I REALLY enjoyed (eventhough I made it myself) that was made possible by my father who drove me to Thrifty's last night to get tortillas! Thanks Dad!

I've checked my e-mail. This was a bust. A couple of YOutube comments. One good, one bad.
I've checked my facebook. Poked Juli. Read Status'
I read my cousin's wife's blog, and had already seen those videos on FAILblog... but hadn't read her post from thursday and so I caught up on that.

I'm hoping for a good weekend... I'm thinking sleep might be an awesome option after going to the gym tonight.
I've been super tired all week, and I think it might be residual from the cold I had at the start of the week. Tomorrow is also gym time. Then who knows what!
I've been invited to go with one of my friends to some fundraiser... so we'll see!

Then Sunday, it'll be a time where the family gets together, has some lunch.. and misses the fact that there is no NFL to watch together. Heh.

Well, I hope you enjoyed this lunchtime blog... if not, that's too bad!
At least it took up the time I needed to spend on lunch!

<3 Nikki

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Remember When?

So for those who are just joining us (umm... hello? anyone new? no? Oh well, I'll pretend) I have decided to start this Remember When section of my blog. Where I tell you stories from my past. Ones that have recently popped into my mind maybe for no paricular reason... but they are there.

This one is short and sweet.
I remember when my grandparents from my dad's side used to call us from Quebec. I was always so worried of not speaking well in french to them, so I would just let them ask yes or no questions... I'm sure they would have loved if I elaborated... but for the most part I would just say "Oui. *pause* Oui"...etc.

My grandmaman just passed away last year and her facebook account is still up. Most of you who use facebook will know that when its someone's birthday, in the sidebar on your homepage it'll show their name and their birthday. Well my grandmaman's birthday was yesterday... and I was thinking back on the times I had gotten to see her and the times I talked to her.

I kinda wish I had said more than "Oui". I mean... that's why I went to french school, right?

Well... gotta go feed the dogs...

Bonne Fete Grandmaman. Je t'aimes beaucoup.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Home "sweet" home

Just a quick thought:

So I don't know why... but every so often I've been going to craigslist and looking at the ads for housing... I certainly don't want to move. The act of moving itself is way too much work and I'd rather put that off as long as possible...

However, tonight I was looking and there is a place that is EVEN CLOSER to my work and Brian's work. EVEN CLOSER. Its so close to my dad's work that it might as well be there. haha.

Anyway, it got me thinking... would I ever want to move just to be closer...and have my own washer/dryer?
The things I think about....

Monday, February 2, 2009


Ahhh, my favourite month, here at last!!

Now, it used to be that birthdays were magical. They were THE BEST day, hands down, of the year.
Now that I'm not 10 years old, i realize how much it really is just another day.

Ok, look... I lied. People think its childish to count down the days until your birthday and live the day like a princess.... but Childish or not, I'm right in there with the 10 year olds. HECK YES ITS MY BIRTHDAY IN 8 SLEEPS!!

Believe me, I'm going to go out and celebrate. I will very much enjoy the birthday dinner my mom is planning on making for me. Also, the dairy queen ice cream cake is something I'm REALLY looking forward to. Holy smokes, I shouldn't be this excited... but I am. haha.

The thing is... why not be excited about it? I survived this year (and boy was it a great year!) and I want to start the next one off with a bang... its like our own personal new year... do you celebrate new years?
Although I won't go as far as counting down the seconds until I turn 22.

However, the point of this post is not only to inform you that its my birthday in a week and I love purses, shoes, MAC Makeup and money...haha

The point is that if we can celebrate New Year with a big fanfare... why can't we do the same for our birthdays? I would rather celebrate another year of my life than another year of the world's. But then that may just be because I don't get presents at New Year. ;)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


SO I thought I might start a "Remember When?" series.

My family will laugh because they know that that is a favourite line of mine...
However, since I don't find my current life interesting enough to blog about.. I thought I'd talk about some stories from my past.
Most of them that come to mind right away are from my Wal-Mart days... so this may to into a "Remembering Wal-Mart" series. but feel free to leave whenever you please.

So as most of you know, I am a BIG fan of hugs. People say I'm good at it... but its really just because I really want to be giving you that hug and being hugged in return.
One day while working at Wal-mart I was saying goodbye to one of my co-workers that was done her shift and it was usual for us to give eachother a hug. Another one of my co-workers made the joke of "Where's MY hug!?!" and so I gave him a hug.
Then, all of the sudden I hear from behind me "Are hugs free today?" I turned around and saw this woman who looked to be in her late 70s, early 80s. She was dead serious. So I said "Well... if you want one!" So there I was, hugging this woman I had never met before. When we pulled away from eachother, she was crying. She said something about a death... but through her sobs I couldn't tell if it was an anniversay of someone's death or if they had died recently. She then looked at my with a brave face and said "Thank you. That is just what I needed"

Little did she know, I needed it too. I'll never forget that woman. I don't know what made me hug her so freely...not one bit of me was reluctant.

ANYWAY.... there is your first "Remember Whrn?"

Hope you enjoyed!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Lets do this...

Wish me luck...

I'm starting to go to the gym tomorrow with my sister.
I'm just hoping it'll be continuous. I want to get healthy.

Lets do this.

Sunday, January 18, 2009


So the other day I was at my parents' house (really... what day am I not), sitting on the couch in the family room next to my sister. I was surfing the net on my mom's laptop when i showed Renee that she hadn't posted in her blog since the first of January... like the jerk I am I I was like "Seriously Renee... the first? Its the middle of the month already!" and she looked at me all puzzled and said "You haven't posted since the first either!" I had to come to my blog to check... I could have sworn I had made a post lately... but no... oopsies!

So, sorry Renee... but now I beat you (I just checked again to make sure she hadn't posted!!

So not much has happened lately (which is probably why the lack of posts.) I pretty much do the 'ol go to work, go over to my parents' house, go home, and do it all over again the next day. Although this week, the plan is to start going to the gym three times a week. I'm really hoping I keep to it.
I always feel so much better when I do... its just getting there that's the trial. However, I should...*sigh*. haha.

Right now, I'm just sitting around watching football. I'm hoping the superbowl is Cardinals/Steelers.... only cause I don't like the Ravens and the Cardinals have played really well this season. I would have rathered see the Colts in the superbowl... or the Giants... or the Seahawks (if they were playing well).

Well I'm going to continue wathcing the game! See y'all around!

(Hey Renee! Seriously, the first? Its the middle of the month already ;) )

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

First post of the year!
Let's kick things off with a BANG!

Uhhhh.... BANG!!

So anyway.... New Years was fun! I played bartender for my family... making pornstars all night. Everyone except my mom played this game called Munchkin. I had so much fun!
We all rang in the New Year with champagne and laughs. We're an awesome family.

I take us for granted most of the time. Its when I stop to reflect on time spent with them I couldn't wish for a better group of people to hang out with! No drama. I can be myself, they can be them... and we can talk about whatever...and we're just made of awesome.

When I first started at my new job, I felt like I shouldn't hang out with my family so much because they ask what you did the night before and its like "Oh yeah, hung out with my family again." However, I realized... that if they had my family, theyd know what there is to be jealous about.

We're kind of a family of nerds. I mean... let's take right now for example. My brother, brother-in-law and dad are talking about WOW... and my sister and I are on laptops. We're awesome. *sigh*

Here's to family and here's to a happy happy New Year!!!