Tuesday, February 28, 2006

New eyes

So yesterday I finally bit the bullet and got contacts. I don't know what possessed me to do it. I don't even like touching my eyes. So the fact that I have to touch my eyeball literally to put these lenses on and take them off, really bugs me out. It's like, I wonder who came up with this idea. Ok, I'm going to put a little lens in your eye, and you have to take your fingers to pinch it out. Gross. I also can't get over the feeling of there's something in my eye. It's very strange. It's going to take some time to get used to. I hope not too long however. I'm using the soft contact lens because I have a stigmatism in my eye. The lens are a lot softer and thinner than what I was expecting. It feels like I'm putting a piece of plastic in my eye. Very strange indeed.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Obsessed with Law and Order

I'm home from work today on this President's day. Go holidays! And there is a Law and Order marathon on TNT. I absolutely love Law and Order. I'vw watched 4 straight already, it's an obsession. In between commercials, I've been cleaning the house. So, this is what it feels like to be home all day.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

I'm officially annoyed with Apple

Apple makes it very hard to try to fix something yourself. I've been trying to fix my niece's mini ipod, but every thing I try has not worked. I tried to make an appointment online with one of those techies at the genius bar, and they are so backed up that they don't even have any open appointments. So I've been reading those tutorials to try to fix it myself. But still no luck, in order for me to restore the ipod, I have to buy a firewire cable. It's bad enough for the new ipods they don't give you a power adapter, but now I need to buy a firewire cable to?? What is up with that. When all is said and done, you can end up spending an additional $100 just on basic accessories that should come standard with the packaging. That is so annoying that Apple does this to make a buck. I have always been the biggest fan and advocate of Apple, but this makes me steaming mad!!

Friday, February 10, 2006

Our government scares me

I read this article in the NY Times today about how the White House, and Dept. of Homeland Security were aware of the levee breaks earlier than what they initially reported in the media. It's a scary thing that this government knew about the disasterous nature of Katrina, but didn't act quick enough on the relief efforts. It's not a question of why weren't we more prepared, it's a question of, why didn't they move into disaster relief and prevention quicker?

Below is an interesting passage from the article in the NY Times
Representative Thomas M. Davis III, Republican of Virginia, chairman of the special House committee investigating the hurricane response, said the only government agency that performed well was the National Weather Service, which correctly predicted the force of the storm. But no one heeded the message, he said.

"The president is still at his ranch, the vice president is still fly-fishing in Wyoming, the president's chief of staff is in Maine," Mr. Davis said. "In retrospect, don't you think it would have been better to pull together? They should have had better leadership. It is disengagement."

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Oooh, I'm so happy that I am giddy

So, I finally paid off my discover card bill. It's actually been paid off for a long time. But I decided today to call to cancel the card since I really do not use it anymore. While I was on the phone with them, they practically begged me to not cancel the card, and instead offered a 0.9% interest rate on transfer balances until September 2006! Yee haw. So I transfered just enough money from one card to the Discover, that way I can pay it off with little interest. Saaaaweeet. I am so excited. I'm finally learning how to manage my debt. It's great. I read this great book once, written by Suze Orman. I've been using the advice she has in that book, and I've already reduced my debt by a couple thousand dollars. It's thrilling!

Monday, February 06, 2006

Not so much snowboarding, but falling down the bunny slope

I am so sore right now. Still recovering from snowboarding in Windham this weekend. Even though, I never made it off the bunny slope. I'm so pathetic when it comes to winter sports. Me + hill + snow = falling. It's a bad thing. I have bruises all over my body. And it hurts to even move. OUch. I rather do ice skating, or sledding. Something where I know I'm not going to hurt the next day. We had a lot of fun though this weekend. A whole bunch of us went to the Catskills and rented a farm house. It literally was a farm house, in the middle of no where. The closest living thing next to us was 7 horses. It was pretty neat though to be so secluded. But the house was smelly, and dirty and had lady bugs all over. The house was really old. Musty smelling. The furniture was busted. Looked like someone's grandma lived there. And had that, it's probably haunted feeling. However, we made the best of it. It was fun, nonetheless. I think I would be so much better at snowboarding, if it wasn't for all the people around me also learning how to board or ski. It was very nerve racking, like I would knock right into them. Definitely, next time we do this type of trip, I'll stick to the wimpier sports, like tubing, and run over to the lodge for hot chocolate. That's my kind of winter sport.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

The big bad unknown

So, I've been in a state of job flux, officially. I went into a meeting yesterday morning, and my whole job world exploded around me. They fired my boss, and they are getting rid of my department, entirely. They are keeping me to probably pick up the pieces. I've been upset about it all of yesterday, and some of today. It was devastating. Any even more devastating, is that fact that they are moving me to an entirely different department. sniff sniff. Talk about not having a say in your future. What makes me annoyed is the fact that they actually thought I would be happy with this change. They thought that I should be grateful that they didn't fire me. But, somehow, I just feel sad, angry, and really disappointed. It's like, what the hell? They are moving me from a design management job to an administrative job. Doesn't make any sense to me at all. A panic attack started to set in. After crying about it for hours, I decided that I need to get over it, and start looking elsewhere. Oh well, at least I won't be collecting deposit bottles any time soon. I need to make a change, and quick.