27 February 2006

Mardi Gras

You know, this is an awful holiday. They let the students and faculty have two days off, but the staff has to work. My job IS students. If they aren't here, I have nothing to do. So, for today and tomorrow, I have to be bored at work.
Luckily, they can up with a couple of things to do. Homer wanted everyone to clean up their work areas and get rid of stuff that wasn't needed anymore. I did that this morning. Now I have only to wait for people to come get stuff.
And our office needs new headsets. The ones we have are kinda old, and they work for the most part. However, we don't have enough of them. Robin told me to look at some and let him know what I found. What I found and liked is the same thing that the networking team got. So my recommendation is going to be for us to get the same damn thing. They paid $300, but I found it for as little as $216.98. It just depends on where they let us order from. Hopefully it will be the cheap place, since we have to order at least 7. We have 8 stations right now, but I don't know if they plan to fill them all right now. One for each phone would be ideal. It would save is well over $600. We'll see what happens.
I also heard that the department is considering starting a small computer store on campus. I sent the boss-lady an e-mail today saying that I would be interested in working with that. Don't get me wrong, I love my job working at the Helpdesk. However, after 4 years I'm ready to advance in the organization. I think I could run that without too much trouble. We'll just have to wait and see what happens though.

24 February 2006

Happy Birthday Cat!

In the midst of everything else I completely forgot Cat's birthday was yesterday. Needless to say, she let me know about it this morning.
So Cat, HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hope it was a great one. Now, go get a drink!

23 February 2006

New Hobby

I've decided I want to really start sewing once Josh and I get our apartment. This is the one that I'm thinking of getting. Wheither I have to buy it or get it as a wedding gift. Free stuff is cool.
I just know that Josh and I are going to be running on spare pennies for the most part. For lots of clothes you can make something similar for a lot less. That will be one way I can expand my work-friendly clothing. The majority of the stuff in my closet that fits is either t-shirts or sweaters. So I need some more stuff that will be acceptable for work.
What do y'all think?

Happy Birthday Robin!

Robin's Cake
Originally uploaded by dragongoddessd20.
Since I just posted the only picture of Robin the other day, I'll post a picture of his cake today.
Hope you have a great day, and what are you doing actually working on it?!?

22 February 2006

Blog Comments!!!!!!!!!

I love when I get comments on my blog, because they don't happen often. However, sometimes they just confuse me.
If get them so rarely that I turned on the e-mail update so that I know when I get one. Sometimes I can tell exactly what they are for. However, sometimes I get one like the one today. It was from Anonymous and simply read 'BEWARE!! He is not who it appears to be.' So strange. Needless to say I was very confused. If you look at a couple of links you will see what it refers to and it finally makes since. It makes for a great laugh after I stop being confused.
Anyway, if anyone wants to lay claim to that statement and tell me who it was from, that would be cool. Or leave me hanging... At least someone is reading occassionally!

Missing teen's mom faces charge

Oh My God!!!!! I know the woman in this article . That is very frightening. Not only do I know her, but she works at the cafe on campus where I get breakfast every morning!
Luckily, she is always just running the register. I might be even more worried if she had been making the food.

New Shoes

These are the shoes I'm wearing the picture of my dress. You can tell I've never worn shoes that laced up before, can't you? After wearing them with the dress at the house last night I'm not sure about them with the dress. Miss Cindy REALLY doesn't like them, but I do. They have a high heel on them, but I can walk without any problems, as long as I don't do something stupid, like try to turn 90 degrees in one step. Needless to say, I tried to do that last night. Wasn't very fun, but didn't hurt for long. :)

I need everyone to give me there opinion of the dress and the shoes. I'm not as sure about the dress as I was in the store. I kinda feel like I picked it just to be done. But I honestly do like it. Just not sure if it looks good on me or not. I want honest BLUNT opinions on this!!! This is what I will be wearing to my wedding shower at the church down here. I don't know any of these people, and I really want to make a good impression. I can always try to get something else if this isn't good.

Shower Dress

This is the dress Miss Cindy bought me last night. We looked EVERYWHERE in the mall before going to TJ Max and finding this. It looks more blue in this picture, but it looks more purple in person.
The top has beads won the sleeves the the drapy-thingie on the top.

New Boss

Originally uploaded by dragongoddessd20.
This is Robin at the end of Friday. And he actually came back at the start of week two!
He's doing pretty well in his new position, at least, I think he is. So far I have no qualms with him.
Of course, he'll never live down scheduling our Friday meeting for a Saturday in June, but that's ok.

21 February 2006

A Joke to Brighten the Afternoon

One night a police officer was staking out a particularly rowdy bar for possible DUI violations. At closing time, he saw a fellow tumble out of the bar, trip on the curb, and try his keys in five different cards before he found his own. Then he sat in the front seat fumbling around with his keys for several minutes. Everyone else left the bar and drove off.
Finally he started his engine and began to pull away. The police officer was waiting for him. He stopped the driver, read him his rights and administered the Breathalyzer test. The results showed a reading of 0.0.
The puzzled officer demanded to know how that could be.
The driver replied, "Tonight I'm the designated decoy."

9 Things I Hate about Everyone

I can't take credit for this, but I loved it. Thanks for sending it to me Dee, hope it makes everyone else smile too.

1. People who point at their wrist while asking for the time... I know wheremy watch is pal, where the hell is yours? Do I point at my crotch when I ask wehre the toilet is?

2. People who are willing to get off their ass to search the entire room for the TV remote because they refuse to walk to the TV and change the channel manually.

3. When people say "Oh you just want to have your cake and eat it too". Damn right! What good is cake if you can't eat it?

4. When people say 'it's the last place you look'. Of course it is. Why the hell would you keep looking after you've found it? Do people do this? Who and where are they? Gonna kick their asses!

5. When people say while watching a film 'did you see that?' No Loser, I paid $12 to come to the cinema and stare at the damn floor.

6. People who ask 'Can I ask you question?' Didn't really give me a choice there, did ya sunshine?

7. When something is 'new and improved!' Which is it? If it's new, then there has never been anything before it. If there's an improvement, then there must have been something before; it couldn't be new.

8. When people say 'life is short'. What the hell?? Life is the longest damn thing anyone ever does!! What can you do that's longer?

9. When you are waiting for the bus and someone asks 'has the bus come yet?' If the bus came would I be standing her, dumbass?

19 February 2006


We have finalized on the tuxes for the wedding. Unfortunately, it's $120 if you have to rent shoes. We went with the cheapest tux the guy had though. We're kinda hoping a lot of our friends have black dress shoes they can wear to save them money. If not, they will simply have to pay to rent them. But I don't think that's really too bad for a tux rental. I'm not certain how we will handle all the pick ups on the rentals, probably have one person pick them up. We can either gather money before hand, or afterwards. That or we can make everyone responsible for picking up their own tux. Who knows though!

I still haven't ordered a sample of the flowers to see if I want to order from the place I found online. Don't know when I will get around to doing that. Probably the end of next week.

My shower down here is on the 18th of March. Josh's Mom has decided that I need a new dress to wear to my showers. She is taking me shopping one day next week I think. If she wants me to have something new to wear, I wonder if she is paying for it..... Something to wonder anyway. I won't have money for something like that until I get paid on Friday, so I guess if we pick out something before then she will have to pay either way.

My shower at home is on April 1. I think it's kinda funny myself. I haven't heard a final date on my other shower. Or the one for work. I guess they will figure that out eventually and let me know.

Well, I have homework to complete, so I guess I'll catch people even more up to date later.

17 February 2006

Long and Lazy Fridays

Fridays always seem long, and they are always boring. But now that I am alone up front they seem so much worse. It's lots longer, and much more boring. Brandi and I would talk occassionally, but with the rest of the office being so far away I have next to nothing here. I just wait for customers to show up!!!
Oh well, Robin says he will have an interview early next week. Maybe that guy will be starting fairly quickly. Even if he isn't stationed up at the front counter he will be helpful. He would be just a few feet away from me either way.

Belated Merry Chrismas

Belated Merry Chrismas
Originally uploaded by dragongoddessd20.
Well, we discovered Christmas again at the Helpdesk this morning. Somehow our autoattendant at work got changed. Instead of saying that the caller had reached the Helpdesk, it said that the Helpdesk was closed for the Christmas Holidays. So MERRY CHRISTMAS to all!!!!

And sorry it isn't a better picture, but it was something quick to post!!!!

16 February 2006


A gas leak on campus has put me at quite the inconvenience. I had left my car here after having to drive to work on Tuesday. I figured, hey! we'll save some gas because I need my car again on Thursady. Well, apparently it's not that simple. The city of Hattiesburg has to have a major gas leak that leaves my car STUCK!
And me in a bind. At least the doctor's office is in walking distance. Even if I don't want to have to walk that far.
Hopefully something better will come up. There is supposed to be an update in about 10 minutes I think, so hopefully the update will be an all clear!

15 February 2006

New Boss Thought

I just had this thought, I don't think I've seen very much more of Robin in the past couple of days than I was used to seeing Derek. This is no comment on how I think of him in the position or anything, just an interesting thought.
I have started reviewing some training tapes he found in a cabinet. "Achieving Telephone Excellence" It's kind of interesting. A bit cheesy and feels old, but it's not too bad. The first tape hasn't been anything I really needed to learn, ie didn't know, but further tapes seem more interesting. I think I might reccommend it. There are 8 tapes, but the first tape isn't even 30 minutes long. This entire series might be short and helpful. We'll see as I continue listening....

Spanish, and others

I got my grade back on my Spanish test. 75. I would have done better if I had been in class on Friday to get the extra points. Damn migraine!!!!!!! Of course, I still felt like shit on Monday too, so I'm guessing that the 75 isn't too bad. I think I can imporove upon it. And people usually do bad on a first test anyway. They don't know exactly what the teacher is expecting. I had told my friend Jana that I wouldn't drop if I passed the test, so it looks like I'm still going strong then. Of course, the teacher's been told that she can't give us hand-outs anymore, so I'm working on figuring out how I can get them anyway. She has 150 students this semester, so the banned her from making copies for everyone. I'm thinking I might can sweet-talk Ms. Cathy, the foreign language secretary, and figure something out. But that's only if it isn't something that Ms. Biron, the teacher, can easily e-mail me. Maybe the department has a scanner......

And, for something else, check out the following link. This a site that Grant found and is pretty fun!

14 February 2006

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hope everyone has had a good one. Mine has been alright. I got to work early, had a little talk with the new bossman and got put in charge of evaluating some possible training materials for the Helpdesk. And we've had printer issues. Robin is going to see about getting me a new one. YAY!!!
Also, I didn't get flowers this morning from Josh, but I like what I got better. I got some cooking dishes from the Anchor Savanna pattern. It's a cake pan, a baking dish, and a quiche. It may not be flowers, but it will last a lot longer. Assuming I don't break it! But, it doesn't have a flower pattern on it....

13 February 2006

halloween costume

halloween costume
Originally uploaded by dragongoddessd20.
I'm definitely liking this for a costume possibility. It would be my halloween costume AND the costume I would wear to the renaissance festival in December. I'm definitely not going bare-belly, but I like the other one pictured. What does everyone else think?

wedding shower cake

wedding shower cake
Originally uploaded by dragongoddessd20.
This is the basic idea that I was telling you about on the wedding shower cake. The only difference is that you would do the small squares over the entire cake instead of the center portion as pictured. Let me know what you think Jackie.

Happy Belated Birthday Lynn!!!

Lynn's birthday was on Friday (I think. Someone correct me if I'm wrong so I can feel stupid, but not do it again!). Since I was non-functional due to a migraine I didn't get to post a happy birthday to her.
Sorry Lynn, I don't have a good picture of you. Just a really bad one that I refuse to post.
However, for anyone interested in seeing a picture, she is on the right-hand side of the one I posted of Dee on her birthday. So you can just scroll down a little further for a picture.
Lynn is the wonderful new mother of a precious little girl Reagan, born in October. She is also a great friend that puts up with the rest of us immature folks.
Happy Belated Birthday LYNN!!!

New Boss at Work

Ok, after months of waiting we have a new boss at work. He is currently working with Derek to get the strings down. Robin has been working with us for a couple of weeks now as a temp. I think his having worked here will help us in dealing with him. He'll have an idea of where we are coming from.
I'm not going to say I will like him as a boss right from the start, but I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. We'll see what happens!!!


I did better on my Spanish test than I thought I would. But, I think she might end up one and two pointing me to a big fat F. Hopefully I did better than I am currently thinking though. Either that or she will have pity on me. But I doubt that. I did study, honestly!!! I'm just not confident in this course. But if I pass this test, I will stay in the course. If I fail this test, I will probably be going through the motions of readmission to the university next week. Hopefully I will find out on Wednesday though. I don't know if I can handle the suspense of waiting longer than that!
I was the first one finished though. Hopefully that means something good.

My Health

I know everyone has been worried because I haven't been feeling well. Rest assured, I am feeling better. I'm just having a lot of trouble with migraines at the moment. I spend a lot of time suffering, but as long as I can manage to only miss one day of work out of the week I've been doing so bad, I think I'm ok. My head is a lot better today, although it still isn't perfect. Hopefully I will continue to feel better as the days pass.
I think this outbreak is from stress at work and the stress of my Spanish class, AND the stress of wedding planning. So , at the worst, I will feel sucky until May. But hopefully it won't be that bad.

09 February 2006

Happy Birthday Dee!!!

Originally uploaded by dragongoddessd20.
I just wanted everyone to know that my wonderful friend Dee is celebrating a birthday today. I won't give her exact age, but it is in the 30s. She says that the 30s rock! So everyone remember, turning 30 is a GOOD thing!!!!, or at least, so says Dee.

Hope you have a wonderful birthday.


I've figured out that I have 28 courses left before I can graduate. So, if everything goes well, I'll have a degree within 4 years. That will be nice. I only started college in 2000......
I only have 6 non-business courses left, and three of those are computer related. However, a lot of the courses are offered online or at night, so that should help me in getting courses done. I just have to figure out the order I will be taking them in. I'm hoping to get two of my computer courses and my two accounting courses out of the way this year. I have advisement on Monday, so I guess I will find out then.

08 February 2006

Business Major!!!

Just to let everyone know, yes...that is you Jackie!, I am now a business major. I have almost completely given up on the Spanish language and will be studying information management from now on. The almost part is because I have all intentions of finishing Spanish 201 this semester. And then leaving the language behind forever.
I have advisement on Monday afternoon and have been planning out my next two semesters. It's been tough. I have almost all of my core requirements out of the way. I think I have 6 non-business courses left, 2 of which are computer programming. Then there will be few options each semester because everything will have prerequisites. At least it will be fairly easy to pick what to take!!! I just wish there were more online options. Oh well, maybe more classes will be offered online in the coming years.

Night Landscape Mode on Camera

Originally uploaded by dragongoddessd20.
I like my new camera. This is a shot where I was playing on the way home last night. The colors of the sky were beautiful, and I just started snapping using the night landscape mode. I have some shots with colors, but this is my favorite. Since we were driving down the road I couldn't really hold the camera steady. I just love the way the car lights turned out!!!


Originally uploaded by dragongoddessd20.
Everyone let me know what you think about using this for my wedding program, I was going to use the Calla Lily program, but when I changed evertyhing else, I think I want to change the program too!

07 February 2006

Possible Matron Dress

drapeneck dress
Originally uploaded by dragongoddessd20.
This is the only thing I saw in the JCPenny catalog that I liked for the matrons' dresses in the wedding. It comes in periwinkle, which looks very nice.
Take a better look, and let me know what you think!

LOTV corsage

LOTV corsage
Originally uploaded by dragongoddessd20.
This is the matching corsage. I love how it looks like a miniture version of the bouquet for the mothers. I showed it to Josh's mom last night and she loved it. I asked Momma to look, but I don't know how soon she will get a chance to. Hopefully within the next few days she will let me know what she thinks.

LOTV boutonniere

LOTV boutonniere
Originally uploaded by dragongoddessd20.
I know I say below that I hate the boutonniere, but the two sprig one looks kinda neat. I don't like the smaller one though. It looks lonely. Vikki, one of the girls I work with, says it looks like something a guy picked his teeth with and threw down! I agree. But I like the look of this one.

Lily of the Valley Medium bouquet

This is the bouquet. Josh says it wouldn't be his pick because he thinks of it as just filler. But I LOVE the simplicity of the bouquet. There is nothing to take away from my dress, just a lite complement to it.

06 February 2006

Felicit� - Lily of the Valley - Bridal Collections - Silk Specialties

I like this for a new flower idea. Although I would want to choose my own ribbon for them. And I HATE HATE HATE the boutineer!
What do you think?

Felicit� - Lily of the Valley - Bridal Collections - Silk Specialties

Wedding Dress

Well, we went shopping to get the material for the beautiful wedding dress I had picked out.
Only to find out that the pattern had been discontinued and I can't get it.
So, we picked out a different one!!!! It's going to be in ivory. The materials we picked are gorgeous too. I'll have to try scanning those in to post for everyone. Also, for more detailed pictures of the design, visit sewbridal.com.
I'm going to have to string the beads myself, but that won't be too bad.
It was me, Momma, my sister Jackie and neice Ashleigh, and my cousin Regina shopping. It was lots of fun.
The bad part of this is that I don't think the Calla Lilies I had chosen will look right with this, so I have to pick out new flowers. I think that Jackie and I will end up doing all the flowers though. I'm still looking to see what I'll come up with.

Ashleigh was a darling most of the weekend. Towards the end she just got tired. But she even treated us to a dance show! She is such a cutie!!! Of course, she wasn't letting go of that phone either.
While we were shopping for fabric at Hancock Fabrics in Tupelo she was all over the store. She's walking so much better than she was when I had last seen her at Christmas.
It's hard to believe that she is over a year old!!!

Well, I'm off to do a bit of work, and to hopefully have a few minutes to see if I can find a new flower idea for the wedding.