28 October 2005

Another Wedding Registry

Josh and I went to register at McRae's because everyone told us too. Apparently they give out free stuff, but we didn't get any when we went yesterday. We were able to register for our china and that type stuff. However, their system was down and we couldn't register for anything else. Also, the lady told us not to come back until January or February to register for other stuff. They have been bought by Belk, and are in the process of getting their McRae's merchandise out and their Belk merchandise in.
Anyway, here is the registry, if you are interested in looking.

19 October 2005

Back To Work

Ok, so I never really got to leave work, but we have a meeting with the CIO, Homer, this afternoon at 5. I heard that there might have been a change to not include the technicians in this meeting, but I haven't heard anything for sure. We are all eagerly awaiting a chance to tell him what we think.
Things have been ridiculus with other departments not doing their job. And, of course, since everyone sees us and comes to us, it gets blamed on us. And we are the lowest paid employees in the department. You think the part that gets seen and dealt with would get paid good money... But no, we are the red-headed step-children...
Well, complaining isn't going to do that much. But I will hopefully hear something good at our meeting tonight. It had better be good because I am skipping class for it!!!

17 October 2005

Wedding Planning Can Be FUN!!!

Josh and I went Saturday to do our gift registry. We registered at Sears, Wal-Mart, and Bed Bath and Beyond.
We arrived in Hattiesburg at about 11 a.m. and first ate at Willy T's. We registered first at Sears because it was right there. That wasn't the best experience in the world. The scanner kept breaking. We tried to keep things realistic there. Please visit our Sears Registry and take a look.
Then we walked through JC Penny, but I decided that I wasn't sure if I wanted to register there after all.
So, next stop, Wal-Mart, because I knew we should register there. We had some fun there. I went to the little register station and set up our account. Then proceeded to wait ten minutes for an associate to help me out. Lots of fun, let me tell you. Although we did have fun registering. We registered for a few silly things, well, they made some of the people I work with laugh. Can you identify the funny items? Check it out here.
We were planning to go see The Exorcism of Emily Rose, but we finished at Wal-Mart with a couple of hours to spare. So we decided to check out Bed Bath and Beyond because it was just across the street, and neither of us had been in since the one in Hattiesburg opened. After a 15 minute walk through the store, we decided to set up a wedding registry there. We had to wait a few minutes while the registry consultant finished up with a couple. She got everything set up for us, and we taught us how to use the scanner. I noticed a referral box on the form, and remembered by friend Chad telling us that he and his fiance had registered there. I put her name in, and found out that I had gotten them a $25 gift card. We got our scanner and went to have fun. Needless to say, our registry got to be a bit ridiculus. Over two hours later, Heather, our consultant, was happy that we showed up because she was about to leave for the day. Take a look and see if you can identify the joke items!!!
We ended up having to see the 9:45 showing of Exorcism, and greatly enjoyed it. It was a freak-out movie. It's the kind of horror flick I like to see, because it doesn't try to gross you out with blood and gore. It just does little things that are meant to make you think, and then the thinking just freaks you out. Kind of like a Japanese horror film.

But anyway, Now that you have links to all three of our wedding registries, BUY US STUFF!!!

14 October 2005

A BAD Day Already...

Ok, it's not even 8:30 and my day is already bad.
I woke up early with a leg cramp that refused to go away. When I say early, I mean before 5 a.m. It still hurts.
I forgot to take my medicine at supper last night because we ate at the mall, so I could barely breathe this morning.
I got all my stuff together and left the house at a decent time, so at least that is something!
I get to work and start going about my normal morning routine. I work at a high counter and have a laptop for work. Becuase I have nothing that locks at work, except our office door, I normally carry my laptop home everynight. I set the laptop backpack on my chair as usual, and turned around to do something. Now, I didn't bump the chair or anything, but my bag falls off. Now, take into account that I have not gotten out my laptop yet. So I pick it up and put it back on the chair and go to get breakfast, not really worrying about the fact that it fell. Apparently I should have worried. The corner of my laptop that isn't protected by padding is what actually hit the floor. While my laptop works normally, The back corner is busted up. Now I have to hold the corner of the case together in order to eject the CD tray.

To top things off this morning, Brandi is out because she has to carry her daughter to the dentist this morning. And the temp, Chris, hasn't shown up yet, or at least, not that I have seen. I'm beginning to think that when I could breathe and my leg was cramping I should have went ahead and stayed in the damn bed. I really hope that this day manages to get better!!!!

13 October 2005

Wedding Update!

I have now gotten my tiara and my unity candle! They finally came in the mail. I am hoping to hear from the baker pretty soon about going in to talk to the other girl about doing my wedding cake. And I am going to make an attempt to get my flowers ordered this week or next. I think I am just going to mail the order in and have them send me the bill, with how much and when I need to make a deposit. And I have to figure out about the reception rentals pretty soon too so I can get those done. I'm just ready to have all this stuff figured out already!!!
But I will hopefully be meeting with my sister next month to design the invitations so we can get those printed and all that. Hopefully I can get them printed through the printing center on campus for a decent price.

By the way...I HAVE MY TIARA NOW!!!!!

I hate Doctors!!!

Ok, so normally I don't have a problem with doctors. I even have some that I am incredibly fond of. Such as Dr. Folse. She's terrific. However, Dr. Lancaster should be shot. I started having trouble breathing on Saturday night. I waited until Monday morning to go to the doctor because I was at my parents' house this weekend. I went to the family clinic/after-hours clinic because they are designed to take walk-ins, and I wouldn't be able to see my doctor even if I went to his office. He listened to my breathing, did a few chest x-rays, and checked by bloodox. Nothing on the x-rays, bloodox of 98%... He put down a diagnosis of painful breathing. I just looked at him, and he decided to an pluerisy (sp?) because of the dirty look. He only gave me an anti-inflammatroy... I feel like shooting him!!! It hurts a lot to breathe, but I can't stay at home JUST because I'm having trouble sleeping and it hurts to breathe. I have to work. Hopefully I will get to feeling better soon.
Because I went to the doctor, Josh had to take me because I hadn't gotten any sleep, I missed class Monday night. That was the last absence I can have. However, I did better in the class last night than most of the kids that had been there. We were studying grammar though. I can get the grammar down no problem. I just have trouble with the vocabulary... Hopefully I will have time to study that soon.

06 October 2005

Work May be the Devil....

...But things are maybe getting better.
They figured out how we can take care of the virus that has been running around campus. It requires two separate virus scans and fully updating Windows. You would be amazed at the number of students on campus that do not have Service Pack 2 installed for Windows XP. Some of these students have NEVER updated Windows. Luckily we don't do the work for them. They have to sit here and we basically help them out with it. We have had some serious problems with some of the computers, but most have gone smoothly. We also finally have students telling us that they appreciate our patience with them. We had some trouble the first day we started working with them and getting things taken care of, but it has mostly smoothed out.
We still cannot get the desktops cleaned though. And those students are rather upset. But they are hoping we will be able to start with them by the end of the week. I certainly hope so because it is a mess.
The managers in itech had a meeting today and one of their topics was 'Is moral low in iTech?' Derek sent out an e-mail asking for our opinions on the matter. Everyone in the office said that our moral was low and that it was the Networking team's fault. It was rather amusing.... Since Brandi went all out and wrote a lot, I thought I would post what she had to say. I share the exact same opinion on it as her, so it keeps me from having to write it out. :)

I believe that the Morale could be better. I believe that the worse problem that we have with this issue is that other departments in iTech appreciate exactly what the helpdesk has to put up with on a daily basis. You have students paying for services that they are not able to use due to ip addresses not available, virus’, and stupid students running routers, and we have to get cursed out on a daily basis due to these issues, then we are the one that in the end who smooth it over with the students to try and make them feel better. I know that a lot of the networking issues are not anyone’s fault so to speak; however, we are the ones that see these students everyday and take whatever they dish out to us. Also in that same respect is the virus issue, we are the ones that have to put up with these students who are NOT happy. I totally understand that we need to do what we have to protect our Network. Bob totally understands what we have to put up with since the virus issues have come out he has been up here at the Helpdesk working with us. However, I believe that iTech in whole needs to know what we have to hear and put up with in a days time. The other departments are separated and they do not see what the other one is going though, sometimes I feel like other departments within iTech are not working with the Helpdesk it almost feels as though they are working against us. We need to be in the know of what is going on and when things are going to happen so that we can prepare ourselves and know what we are going to say to these students who are fixin’ to come in here and EAT our LUNCH so to speak. HOWEVER EVERYONE on the campus comes to the Helpdesk and we have to be the ones who REPRESENT each department of iTech. So if it wasn’t for our smiling faces everyday and keeping the students happy then the name iTech would have a serious bad name on this campus. I love my job and I love working with the students. I do believe that within iTech our fellow family members really do know deep down know what we are going through over here; however, they look at us as the low man on the totem pole and we get left out of the loop, but yet we are the MAIN contact for this department. I am not sure if this helps you out or not but I will stop now. LOVE YA!

Now, that you have skipped the several inches of writing above, I'm going to finish up for the day's notes.

I made a 90 on my Spanish test Monday. I was very proud of myself. But she graded it easy too. YAY! I have an A in both of my classes right now!

I got approval for the topic of my research paper in my human sexuality class. It's on sexually transmitted diseases on college campuses. If anyone has any great resources or stories they want to pass my way, I would love the assistance.

And now, last but not least, a belated birthday to my friend Stimpy. He's a year older, but not a bit better! :)