Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas....

I can not believe it's nearly the end of 2009! Where does time go?! Time flies when you are having fun! 2009 for the most part was a good year for me. Granted I was off work a lot but I made it work. I got offered a new job. And then got offered another new job. I went on many vacations. Visited with friends. Visited with family. Many good memories. I wonder what 2010 has in store for me, for all of us. :).

I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

New Job....

Life is good! I was offered ANOTHER new job at the IRS. This time I will make a lot more! I feel so very lucky to be going over there. A lot people say "It's the place to work at the IRS" or "It's the funnest place to work at the IRS" or "Man, I just love my job over there in Exam". So I am pretty stoked to be going over January 4th. I had just accepted another job back in I am already leaving there. But I have to go where the money is. And even though I liked my team in the "newer" department.. I just really never liked the work. :(. I am going to miss seeing my friends from Code and Edit. I've made some amazing friends over there which I hope to stay in contact with forever. I have told my old team I'll come and visit ocassionally!

Monday, December 7, 2009

What a joke!

So I voted for Obama last November because I BELIEVED that he was the change we needed!!! Well, now instead of getting change we've gotten crap! And it ticks me off! Im not saying McCain would've done any better. Bush left us in a mess and I thought Obama would clean it up. But you what? I think he keeps making it worse and that he has his own agenda. I don't feel comfortable having him as my president anymore. Also federal employees get an annual cost of living raise and it's usually around a 3% raise. Well, he wants only a 2% raise.. Hopefully congress overthrows him.

So my new slogan now is I VOTED FOR CHANGE BUT GOT CRAP! Maybe he'll pull his out and act like a decent president because if I had to vote again today as of right now I would not vote for him AGAIN!

Monday, November 30, 2009

BYU/UTAH Football game..

GOTTA LOVE COLLEGE RIVALRIES! I enjoyed the game and maybe got a little wrapped up in it. :). Though the Utes came up 3 point short I am not complaining because Utah sent the game into overtime. Gotta love a Ute/Cougar game that is close. The final score was 26 to 23. I was very offended by BYU'S QB Max Hall's remarks. I know people get so heated up about a game that they say stupid stuff. But man how classeless did he look. I don't care that he hates me as a person since I am a Utah fan. HAHA! But just the way he came across really ticked me off. Glad he's gone after the bowl game. Sure, he apologized. Great! Don't they all when they say something stupid. I am sure for years Max Hall felt this way. Why couldn't he leave it in the locker room or for the BYU players to hear. NO, he had to act classless and go on about hating Utah. Bye Max! Glad you felt you had to be a jerk after your TEAM WON! Glad you are finally gone. I know it's just football. But those comments ticked me off haha! And I had to put my two cents in. If no one agrees with me... then it's okay I am not out to please everyone!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

10 things I am thankful for...

1. A great family.. even though at times they drive me batty I wouldn't trade my family for the world.

2. My wonderful friends... I could not ask for better friends! :). I've been truly blessed with the friends I have. I count those blessings everyday!

3. My job... Yeah, it's not my favorite job and I am still learning and I find it rather stressful at times but I am SO THANKFUL for a job when a lot of my friends are furloughed/laid off. I am grateful for a decent job in this economy.

4. I am thankful to be an American. I do not take my freedoms lightly. I am free because many women and men died for me.

5. I am thankful for freedom of religion..and being able to belong to whatever religion I want. Many countries do not have that freedom!

6. I am thankful for my good health.

7. I am thankful for a warm house to live in when many people are on the streets.

8. I am thankful for awesome co-workers..(past, present, future). I have worked with some amazing people the past 9 almost 10 years i've been working. Many have become dear friends of mine. They have taught me more about myself than I can ever imagine!

9. I am grateful for my dog Annie who basically my child :). I love her so much..

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

An update into my busy life....

So, the swine flu didn't kill me! But I sure felt like I was dying. It was awful! I hate being sick. And I normally now do not get sick much. But that defnitely kicked my butt. I even missed a football game to stay home in bed. I had offered my tickets to my friend's uncle and cousin from Tooele. My friend came and picked up the tickets and brought me some movies to watch and some sprite.. :). But I am all better. :)

Also my mom and her boyfriend are getting married on November 25th. They are either getting married at a courthouse or by a bishop. I am one of the witnesses. He is a really good guy and I couldn't be happier for them. So, that week will be a busy one.

I went to the So You Think You Can Dance top 10 show last Saturday. I went with my friend Felice, her mom Laurell (it was her birthday), and Felice's Aunt Evelyn (our friend was supposed to go but decided not to at the last minute). I also had to miss another football game but gave the tickets to my brother and his girlfriend. They had a fun time! I went to a jewelry party right before I headed to layton.. Then we picked up Evelyn in SLC and gave their football tickets to her two uncles. Then we went to the Macaroni Grill. IT was delicious. We went to the mall and then went to the E-Center for the show. It was so good! The only think I did not like was the screaming girls!! That got really annoying.. Was I that annoying as a teenager? Probably.

My new job is alright. I like the people ALOT. I just really don't like the job all that much. It's mostly all on the computer and some nights I go home with a horrid headache. But, unlike a bunch of my friends from my other department I am working. I am grateful for that. My old department furloughed most of their seasonals until January! Talk about a weird year. Even with the economy being bad I still think that department is going to work their seasonal taskforce as little as they can. :(. I keep telling all my friends it's time to get out!!!!

I am looking forward to the holidays this year even though I will be working. I love being with friends and family around the holidays. I also love buying gifts for people even if they don't give me anything..that's not the point of christmas. I just love to give..even when I get nothing in return. I would love to give all my unemployed friends and family members a job for Christmas. But hey maybe next year the economy will be on the rebound..

This is my random rant today. I was watching the news since I have today off for Veterans Day. And I heard that they want to send more troops to the middle east. Yeah, it seems like the President I thought was going to give me hope and bring our troops home is a liar and has his own AGENDA for everything. Whatever.. I am very disappointed in Obama and he hasn't even been in office for a year. GRR!!! I loved him at first but now..I am thinking... why did I vote for him?!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

I've been hit by the swine!!!

Thursday night I started feeling crappy. A girl I was in training with ended up getting the swine flu. So, when I started having symptoms I thought it'd be a good idea to get to the doctor. Diagnosis: A mild case of the Swine flu. The only symptom I do not have is a fever. Even having a mild case I still feel awful! And my head is a jumbled mess. I've had a few friends text me to check on me..and the texts I send back to them make absolutely no sense.. HA! And I had to go into work and fill out my stupid time card. The IRS is stupid. Atleast I had a mask on and hand sanitizer... so I didn't get everyone else sick. I was there for 20 minutes then I left!!! :). Halloween is one my favorite holidays. And today I will be laying down and watching movies!!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sometimes you just need to write...

So, I started my new job on the 13th of October. The people are really nice. But I really hate the job. It's not really my thing. If I had better training in this new area I may know what I am doing a little! For the most part I grasp what is going on! And what I need to do. But the trainers are really nice but to be honest they don't know how to train. It's frustrating. I left a job where I loved the people, liked the work and felt like I was finally getting comfortable with everyone and then.. BAM! I accepted a new job! The truth is my old department wasn't working me enough. Had they done that I would have stayed working over there. But due to the economy and more people e-filing my old department is going through some changes. I feel so bad for my friends working there. Many of them are going to be off the rest of the year in the next 2 or 3 weeks. A lot of them have been off since June. I feel very blessed that in my new area they only furlough maybe for 2 to 4 weeks a year. That is a doable furlough. However, some people who work in my old department have kids to support, christmas to buy, and bills to pay. I would have been okay financially had I not gone to this new area. Granted only working 7 months and 2 weeks in my other area it was making me have to stretch my unemployment quite far. My unit was so nice to me and got me a going away card, gift and a cake when I left. After I read my card I had to go in the bathroom and cry. I am so happy I can go and visit all my friends and still go on break and lunch with them. I am still applying for every job out there at the IRS (well the ones where I am qualified) And I hope I get something because... I don't really like the new job.

As the holidays approach I always get a little meloncholy. It's supposed to be the happiest time of the year. Well most the time it's the most depressing because I don't have a special someone. I am glad that I can buy gifts for family and friends and that gives me great joy! I would love to have a husband who I could spend the holidays with and have kids to share the holidays with.. Granted I have my family and friends to spend the holidays with...but there are those few things in my life that are missing. I am really shy around guys. And not so outgoing with them. I give up on the whole thing. But I am hopeful I will meet "the one" someday.. That sounds so corny but it's true. I know he's out there. I just need to find him...

Monday, October 12, 2009

Man... Im getting old...

So, my 28th birthday was last tuesday! I had a great day and was spoiled by friends and family! On the 5th (monday) I went out to eat with my friend Felice. And then we went shopping. The place we ate at was an indian restaurant and it was OH SO GOOD! Mondays are normally my day off. Then on Tuesday I took the day off of work. I woke up to many text messages and facebook messages wishing me happy birthday. Then I went to lunch at Wingers with Maryann and her little girl Brianne. I am known as "Auntie Kari" to her. She kept telling me happy birthday all day. Then I went to Maryann's OB appointment with her. She is due in January. It was so cool seeing the ultrasound and hearing the heart beat. As the doctor left Brianne said "Bye-Bye Doctor" in her cute little 2 yr old voice. She also said that to the medical assistant as we left...Then we went shopping. Then I had bought myself a Wii on wednesday :). So I bought a few games on my birthday and we played them on Maryann's wii :). Then I went out to dinner with my mom, brother and grandma at The Greenery at Rainbow gardens. I had a turkey enchilada. With chocolate cake. And then went back to Maryann's and ate ice cream and hung out some more. It was a good day! This coming weekend. I am going out with a friend for my birthday. I got spoiled by friends and family! I am very blessed to have a great family and wonderful friends! :).

I start my new job tomorrow. I am nervous and excited to work longer. I will probably post sometime this weekend about how well I like it or hate it. My team that I was in got me a good-bye cake, a going away gift and a birthday and good-bye card. They are the best ever!!!

I bought a Nintendo Wii last wednesday and just barely had hooked it up Saturday. I would never admit to this...but now I love playing video games. Right now I am really enjoying Mario Party, Wii Sport Resort (newer game) and Super Paper Mario! :). I also bought a Sonic the hedgehog game. :). I love my wii!

Friday, October 2, 2009

I got a new job!

YAY! I start my new job at the IRS on October 13th. :). I am having mixed emotions about going because I love my department. This new area works 11 months out of the year. And I need to work longer than I have this year in my new department. I'll miss everyone..but I am just down the hall. I will be a Tax Examiner down in Entity Unpostables. Yay for working longer!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, It's BACK to work I go!!!

I am going back to work on the 30th of September. I was hoping I'd have my birthday off. But, that doesn't look like it'll be happening. Atleast I could go in later that day :). I didn't do all I wanted on furlough.. but.. Oh well I will have more time off in December. I do still have mondays off so that'll be nice. I am all about 3 day weekends! :).

Monday, September 21, 2009

A way to make extra cash!

So, I decided when I get back to work.. or have a little extra cash I am going to start selling Scentsy! I got one for my birthday last year and I absolutely love it! I am hoping to have this going before Christmas.. so if you need Christmas ideas... look no further :). It's a great gift!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Went back to the gym!

After my pure laziness...I've returned to the gym! I need to stay motivated any ideas on how to stay motivated? I gotta lose weight. LOL. I love working out and how I feel afterwards. :). It's a great feeling. I felt great after my workout today :).

I also am not blonde anymore. I dyed my hair back to it's original color and I am growing my hair back out. :). YAY!

I need fun "free" ideas to do while I am off work. I am extremely bored.. Anybody have any fun ideas?

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Wishful thinking...

I have been sitting here furloughed (temporarily laid off) since August 14th. I am bored. I need to go back to work. Due to the crappy economy we don't have a lot of work coming in. I may or may not go back this year. I hope I go back! I have been applying for other seasonal and permanent jobs at the IRS. I am wishing and hoping I get SOMETHING else. I love my team at work. But, I need more stability. I just need to keep one foot in front of another.. :). Recently a lot of friends have been laid off and their husbands have too. It's scary. One of my friends is going to lose her house. It's all just so sad. :(. And what does OBAMA do? He keeps spending money, when many americans are losing their jobs. AHHHH!!!

Please everyone think happy thoughts for me. :).

Over labor day weekend I went to Fort Bridger, Wyoming for the Mountain Man Rendevous! I had an awesome time :). Bought some cool stuff :). I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. Bring on fall! While I was in WY.. I watched the BYU vs. Oklahoma game. It was a great game :)! Most of you know.. I don't like their football team. But all bias aside it was a great game. And I am glad BYU won. Good for them. :).

Sunday, August 23, 2009

I'm at a crossroads in my life...

The older I get the more I realize. I may never find my "prince charming". Granted, I am very shy when it comes to men so that could also play apart of me not finding Mr. Right. I've seen so many women in my family and even some of my friends "just settle". I don't want to "just settle". I want to find a guy who makes me extremely happy. Someone I can make a wonderful life with. I'm approaching 28 in about a month and a half. I've dated a bunch of losers but also dated a few good guys. I just don't know what to do anymore. I feel like I am standing at a fork in the road and one way I can go is to marriage and children and the other way is a career. Right now, I am thinking my better option is just to focus on the career aspect. Everyone keeps telling me "when it's right it'll happen." I know people mean well when they say that. But to be honest, I get sick of hearing that. I am glad that I am older and didn't marry young. But, I am getting too old to just play the dating game anymore. Im getting really bored with life. Most of my friends are married with children. A few are divorced with children and then I have a couple friends who are single. I just don't know what to do anymore. Friends have set me up with some great guys but we just didn't click. I am not picky. I like well rounded guys who have a good head on their shoulders (so if you know anyone who is 27-37 and single let me know!). Did that make me sound desperate? My mom is getting married next year for the 2nd time. I just want to get married once and have it be forever. :)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

I did it!!

Well for the past 2 weeks I was in CITC at work. It is an instructor training class. And I passed with flying colors. I put in for an instructor job in my department and they hired me so I had to do the training before next January so I can teach classes. I am very stoked. I have some awesome instructors that I will be working with! The class at times was overwhelming but I did not quit! :). YAY for me! :). I worked for a month and then got furloughed for a very brief time. Now, hopefully I can get another week or two of fun in! :). We shall see..

Saturday, August 1, 2009

I can't believe it's August already!

I really can not believe how fast time goes sometimes. For the next 2 weeks I will be in my instructor training class. I am actually really nervous. Mainly because I hate public speaking. I will feel more comfortable when I am training my coworkers. This class is going to have people from all over the service center there. I know I will do a good job because I have trained a lot at my last job and I did a good job doing that. But still not knowing what to expect in class is making me nervous! I'll be okay! The workload is still slow, however, we are gonna start getting hit hard here in a few weeks. And we will be busy up into december. Each year it's so different.

I am getting stoked for the U of U football season. Granted, I am not expecting much mainly because most of our seniors left. But, I am a true fan and will stick by my team :). They could surprise me this year ;).

My addiction to American Idol is over. The show I have enjoyed more is "So You Think You Can Dance". I am going to the top 10 "dance tour" on November 7th! I am so excited. It'll be fun! I am going with my friend Felice, her mom Laurell (it'll be her birthday), and my friend Tiffany. It'll be fun girls night out. And it better be worth 70 bucks! :).

I went and saw Harry Potter 3 times! :). I want to see it a few more times! I absolutely loved it and I love the series! :). Looking forward to "New Moon". :).

Friday, July 17, 2009

Mid-summer blog....

So, I have slacked on blogging. :). The sun is shining and I feel like I've been so busy with activities. I've been off work since the 15th of June but got called back to start this wednesday (however, due to other obligations) I am starting on Tuesday since I have every monday off. I am excited to go back to work just cause I have spent way too much money since I was furloughed. A few weeks ago my manager called me to tell me that I've been hired to be an instructor in my area. I am very excited! I love teaching people. So, I just have to get certified. What have I been up to the past month?

* Went to one of my best friend's sons baby blessing. Graham you are so cute!! :).
* I've gone to several movies... Saw Harry Potter! IT ROCKS!!!
* Got invited by my mom to go on a camping trip to Flaming Gorge (had a great time). Met my mom's boyfriend's extended family. Love them all, they were so nice.
* Gone hiking.
* Gone swimming.
* Gone on several trips to Salt Lake.
* Went to a couple concerts

And the list could go on. I am glad I actually got to enjoy some of my summer this year! You really dont get to do that when you are an adult! So, I am glad I had some time off :). But I am glad to be going back to work!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Summer Vacation

Well, yesterday I got a temporary boot out the door. I got furloughed (laid off) due to lack of work. Since I have been there for a few years the furloughs for me don't last very long. So.. I guess it's time to get out and enjoy the sun! YAY!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Where does time go?

Wow, I can't believe it already is the middle of June! Time sure does fly! I've not really done anything too exciting in the summer. I need too. I'm going on another vacation. WOOHOO! From June 5th-12th I housesat/dogsat for my friend. They went on a cruise to Alaska! I was so totally jealous! 5 of those 7 days I didn't go to work and enjoyed the big screen TV. I went and visited with my good friend Jessica 2 different days. Had a fun time! And went and played bunco one night. That is always a good time!

I didn't get one of the jobs I put in for. But now I am kind of glad because I heard it's not a good job! Oh well, I'll keep applying until I get a permenent job. Right now they've done 4 furloughs at work (laid people off), and I am still working. So... I won't complain! Money is good! I also get a lot of money off of unemployment also! So.... it'd be nice to have some time off!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

My four-legged best friend... Annie

I've had Annie since she was a puppy! She was born January 10, 2007. I remember bringing her home. She was a little ball of fluff and fur. And oh so cute! I went and picked her up and out of all the puppies I thought she was the cutest! The lady who sold her called Annie "Annie" because of little orphan Annie. Because no one wanted her! Which is ridiculous because the lady has seen pictures now of Annie and thinks Annie is the pick of the litter! The day I got her I had to go to the store and I had her wrapped up in a blanket because she was sleeping. And plus I just wanted to hold her. She would run on the hardwood floor and fall all over the place. She was a very clumsy pup. She ran into the wall a few times. I got her around Valentines Day and so I got her a stuffed animal which is why I now think she loves her toys at almost 2 1/2 years old!

She is thee most affectionate dog I have ever owned. She cuddles with me, needs both sides of her snout kissed. She needs to be petted, and paid attention to. She used to have a habit of jumping the fence but she has since stopped doing that. Maybe, it's because one day I totally got upset at her when she did it. When anyone sees her they say "She's the most beautiful dog!" And I would have to agree! I love her and I refer her to everyone as "my child" :). I mean I do feed her, walk her and let her out to go the the bathroom :). She's definitely my most favorite pet! Followed by my Dalmatian Dottie. Dottie R.I.P. :).

Annie has her share of nicknames by many who know her. She's known as Girlfriend, Nernay, Nay Nay, puppy and Annie Bananee just to name a few. I definitely love this dog! I had a hard time watching Marley and Me! Definitely cried at the end.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

One of my favorite vacations... EVER!

Sorry that it has taken me forever to post on my vacation that I took from May 1st-4th! I had thee time of my life. It's kind of funny how you can go to the same place numerous times but every time you go you can experience different things depending on who you travel with! :). I've known Felice almost 6 years. I met her through work 6 years ago, we instantly became friends and I have to say she's become one of my best friends (I have a few). Anyway, for the past several years she kept saying let's go on vacation, but it just NEVER happened. Well, I told her that our favorite American Idol contestant would be in concert in St. George at the Tuhacahn Ampitheatre. The best American Idol contestant ever is Melinda Doolittle the 3rd place finisher on Season 6 of American Idol! When I had told Felice about it she definitely wanted to go, she invited her mom who is 58 and one of thee nicest ladies ever! Laurell (Felice's mom) decided to invite Lilia who is her cousin. Lilia is a riot! She is exactly what I will be like when I am older! We left around 10:30am and got into St. George about 4:30pm. We ate dinner which consisted of sliced ham and turkey and vegetables, and avacados! Then we got ready to go see Melinda, Gina Glocksen (also from season 6), Chikeze (from season 7), And Phil Stacey from (Season 6). We were just there for Melinda! Felice and I had brought our CD in case we were able to meet her! The concert was great and Melinda was AMAZING! They said they would be signing autographs so we decided to wait in line for an hour and a half. When we met Melinda she was so nice, we had told her we were one of her "backups" (that's her fanbase's name), and she asked if she could give us a hug! We took pictures :). Her and I share the same birthday also! She is so nice. Sorry that there is a glare with her and my picture. The other one that was taken had me looking in my camera and Melinda looking in Laurell's camera! :). (For more pictures from the concert check out my facebook page). It was a lot of fun and she is so sweet! She signed my CD!

After I met Melinda I sounded like a geek and said! "Oh my heck, I just met Melinda Doolittle!!" HAHA! After that we headed back to the hotel. We got lost and ended up going up a dirt road that looked like we were heading into a horror flick because it was dark and we were in the middle of NOWHERE! I told them I felt like someone was out in the desert looking to kill us! HAHA. I don't think they thought was funny! :).

The next morning we all woke up around 8am. I could barely breathe because I had really bad allergies! Plus having the AC on all night having the pollen come in made me feel like crap until we got out of Utah! We went and had a continental breakfast around 9. Which was really good! I had a bagel, juice, yougurt and a banana. And then had jumped on the computer really quick! We went back to the room and got ready and packed the car. We couldn't check into the condo until 4pm (Las Vegas time), so we stayed in St. George a few hours.

I had never seen the St. George Temple up close, so I went and took a picture! Felice, Lilia, and Laurell are hispanic so we decided to go to their Cinco De Mayo celebration at a Catholic church in St. George! It was a lot of fun, other than we got lost getting there. Lilia said "Oh there it is!" Which actually ended up being a Mortuary! We ate, played bingo, and watched dancers and danced to music! :). We also bought t-shirts that were only 5 bucks! :). It was fun!

Then it was time to get on the road again. We started laughing hysterically over little things! It was great fun! Lilia and I were making Laurell and Felice laugh. Laurell doesn't know how she got from St. George to Mesquite! Laurell could barely park when we were in Mesquite. LOL! She was laughing so hard! :). We gambled for a few minutes. And of course I lost it all. HAHA! We also had go to the bathroom which was actually why we stopped! :).

Then we were on the road again. From Mesquite to Vegas we were laughing the whole way. And Felice kept saying "Oh my hell", and then said. "Next time we go on vacation I will take a train, Kari will take a plane, Lilia a bus, and Mom you can drive!" HAHA! That set me off more and I started laughing more. Well we got lost in Vegas because of construction so we were lost for about an hour. Lilia kept saying "Oh follow the detour sign!" LOL.. DUH! :). Hehe that made me laugh even more. LOL. While we had forgotten that we lost an hour it was only 3pm so we went to the store to buy some groceries for the condo. Finally at 4pm we checked in to the condo! (CHECK OUT FACEBOOK FOR PICTURES!)

We decided to kind of take it easy for a bit before we headed to the strip. We made spaghetti, garlic bread and salad. It was delicious! Then we decided to get ready and take the shuttle to the strip! LOL. It was about 7pm :). Lilia after a while ended up waiting for us at the shuttle parking because she wasn't feeling well. Laurell, Felice and I went sightseeing after we gambled some with Lilia! We went to the Atrium at the Bellagio! It was so cool! Once again check out the pictures from my facebook! They are all there!

Here's a picture of Felice and Laurell! Bet you can't tell that they are related! I thought this was a cute picture!!

We went and saw a few water shows at the Bellagio! Then about 11:45 decided we were all tired and went back to the Condo.

We all had our own room at the condo. And the bed was comfortable! The next day would be full of fun! We all got up around 9am. We had breakfast that consisted of eggs, bacon, toast and lots of other things! It was delicious! :). We then went and sat at the gazebo at the condo while waiting for the shuttle to take us to the strip. We decided we wanted to see a show while we were there! So, we went to the conceirge and they recommended going to the Impersanator show there at Harrah's. There was Jay Leno, The Temptations, Elvis, Madonna, and Whitney Houston! The Temptations and Elvis were my favorite. Elvis is definitely not dead ;).

Anyway, I am getting ahead of myself! LOL. When we got to the strip we went to Maddame Tussaud's Wax Musuem. I got a lot of fun pictures from that. :). I will post a few of my favorites. Check out the ones on facebook. They are all there and I need to put more on there!

HAHA! Laurell and Hugh Hefner! A happily married woman of 38 years! I thought this picture was cute! :).

Me and President Obama!

I told Laurell and Lilia to give my man Johnny Depp some "Cougar" Love! :). They did me proud! Here is Felice and Tiger Woods! :). After

After the Wax Museum we went sightseeing, then we went to Harrah's for their buffet for dinner. It was yummy! Then we went shopping and then went to the Impersantor show. The show was definitely worth 60 bucks! Then Lilia and Laurell went back to the condo and Felice and I did our thing on the strip for like 3 hours. It was a lot of fun. Go check out my pictures on facebook! Definitely a good trip! We got home monday night around 9:30pm and when we stopped in Mesquite on the way home I won $76 dollars and almost won a million on Wheel of Fortune at the casino! It was definitely a trip to remember I had thee time of my life!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Life gets busy! :)

I had a wonderful trip and I will write about it this coming weekend. There is a lot to write about. It was one of thee funnest trips I have ever been on! Its so fun to go on vacation with one of your best friends. I have been to Vegas 4 times or 5 in my life and each time it was a new experience. This was definitely awesome.

This past week and weekend has been chaotic! I am not even married and my life is pure chaos sometimes. I need another vacation! Will write more later. I hope you all had a happy mother's day!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Waste of money...but oh well :)!

So, I had my car towed to my dealership. We thought it was my starter that had gone out. It ended up being a dead battery. So, I had the dealership jump me and a friend follow me to where I have an account with. I have an account at Les Schwab. :). So, the battery was free for me right now ;). So, I spent 103 bucks yesterday for them to tell me it was the battery! Oh yeah, and Les Schwab could have came and installed it at my home! AHHHHHHHHHHH!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Maybe I should "knock" on wood next time!

So last night I was talking to some friends at work telling them how my car has been great! And it's never broke down on me. Well, I was getting ready to leave to go to work and wouldn't you know my car was completely dead today! I don't know what is wrong with it!! AHHHHHHHHHHH! Seriously?! I am somewhat pissed. However, I've decided that if it's a big fix it's gonna have to wait until after my trip! Because, I am not gonna shell out 500 bucks right before a vacation!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

New cameras and vacations!!

So...yesterday I bought a beautiful purple digital camera! I know this is lame but I've never owned my own digital camera! I know! I am behind on the times! May 1st-4th I'll be in Las Vegas and St. George. I am SO EXCITED, you guys don't even know. I've not been out of the state (minus wyoming and idaho) in 4 years! I'll definitely post all about my trip! YAY!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Did I do the right thing?

Okay, first off I'd like to pose a question... Here is the situation. Say you work with a girl and she is always saying rude things to people. She has a sexual induendo FOR EVERYTHING and makes sure everyone in the work area can hear her talking in an unprofessional way. If you were in this situation would you tell your boss about this employees behavior?

I am not easily offended unless it comes to religion or politics.. For example my friend at work kept telling me after I had voted for President Obama that I voted for the "Anti-Christ" it really offended me. This same particular person also dogs on religion. Even though this person went on a mission. I respect people's opinions and I hope they respect mine. I am a free thinking 27 year old woman. I have strong beliefs.

Anyway, so the story is this girl at work is very crude in her language and what she says at work. And I finally got sick of hearing it. This particular girl also told me that one of my good friend's cheated on her husband even though I know it's not true because she has been married for over 30 years. I am a good friend and told my friend what was said behind her back. I would like a friend to approach me if someone was bad mouthing me. Come to find out there were 8 people in my area who were also sick of her crude and rude behavior. Well, we all talked to our manager. And my manager talked to her. Well thursday in our team meeting she got up and did a public apology, but then it ended up being a BIG drama fest, she tried to make those of us who had said something feel like crap, because she could have lost her job over this! Well, don't be rude to people and don't talk dirty at work. It's called sexual harrassment and we don't need to deal with it! I am glad that I said something. Because I don't need to listen to it at work of all places!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

What kind of country do we live in?

Honestly?! In life 2 things are certain. THERE WILL ALWAYS BE TAXES and EVERYONE DIES! I was just watching the news and they were talking about a Tea Party in Salt Lake. I believe that Bush put us in this financial whirlwind and that Obama isn't helping the situation. Yep as an Obama supporter I am wondering why he is spending so much money when the country is in a recession. I mean honestly. And to be honest I really don't think McCain would have done a good job either. I guess you can say I am disappointed in Obama. If we go bankrupt as a country then I will have lost all faith in our leadership! People always complain about paying taxes. I guess I am kind of bias because I work for the IRS. I don't like paying taxes, but it's something I have to do. I'm held to a "higher standard" on paying my taxes on time. If I don't pay my taxes on time I can lose my job. I can't even file an extension like most tax payers. LOL. I have noticed this year at work that there is a lot less work because people are filing for extensions because they can not pay! And no wonder they can't pay. Obama spends millions of dollars on his Inauguration ceremonies and thus puts our country deeper into debt. And people lose their jobs! So, what does this teach all of us? Don't buy uneccesary things unless YOU CAN AFFORD TO! Instead of bailing out these banks why didn't they give "middle" america each $10,000 to stimulate the economy!

Okay, Now, I am going to shut up! :).

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Counting my blessings!

My last post was somewhat of a downer. LOL. I apologize. I would delete it, but it was what I was feeling at the time. Some people in my life have had a much harder life than I have. I should feel very blessed. I have good health, a great family, wonderful friends, and a great job in these troubled economic times. Part of me is glad I didn't get the HR job! Granted the money would be nice, but I work with some amazing people! I just wasn't meant to get the job. I am supposed to be where I am. It's not my time frame. One day I'll get my dream job, it may not be tomorrow, or the next but eventually it'll have to come. Right now I will just be grateful I get paid well and work with some great people. I swear that it feels like every winter I get "seasonal depression"! I need sunshine! It makes me happy to be outside and be active! I had a long week last week! I worked 10 hours of overtime plus my own 10 hours a day. So in 4 days I did 50 hours! :). I don't work tomorrow, or tuesday! YAY! WOOHOO! I am working overtime to buy a Nintendo Wii! Actually I can afford one right now, but I hate buying "unnessary things" sometimes unless there is a good use for it. This is just for fun. :).

Saturday, March 28, 2009

It's been a bad day...

I probably shouldn't start writing a blog at 3:15am but I feel like I want to. I just got off work and I have a feeling if I don't blog about whatever then I am going to not sleep well. I am ticked. I didn't get the job at the IRS in their HR job. They said "you're highly qualified BUT your not being selected." I am sick of the IRS taking forever to say "no". It's pissing me off.

I dyed my hair blonde yesterday. Well my hairdresser dyed my hair blonde. IT didn't go the exact color I wanted, but I guess it works for now.

I started working 4 10's at work! I work Tuesday-Friday 4:00pm to 2:30am. I actually like having EVERY monday off. It's nice. I can do so much more with a 3 day weekend.

I fell down my stairs last week, so I have not been to the gym in 2 weeks doctor's orders. I was in a lot of pain last week, it has subsided and I plan on returning to the gym monday. They canceled the biggest loser at work because they said it's gambling! Oh well. WHatever.

I am going on a weekend trip in about 4 weeks to Southern Utah and to Vegas with a friend. Should be fun. I need to get away.

I have kind of had a crappy week. Well, actually I just am kind of sick of the way my life is going. I'd say about 95% of my friends are married. I hang out with one of my married friends all the time. And hang out with a few other friends here and there but I feel like I am starting to be a nusiance with some friends. I'm busy but I do like doing stuff ocassionally with friends. I guess I just feel down lately. I will be 28 this year. In Utah's terms I am an old maid. I don't understand why guys are such idiots now. I've dated a lot of good guys in my life but most have been duds. Everyone keeps saying "You'll find the right one" Yeah, right it's not happening. I am done with my search. Yep, you heard me. I just decided that marriage probably isn't for me and having kids probably will never be an option because my "soulmate" doesn't exist. My biggest dream in life is to be a mother and wife, but I don't understand why "he" hasn't came into my life. I know I would know when he did. I am just sick of looking. I sometimes feel like crawling underneath a rock and dying sometimes. Tonight (friday) is one of those days. Don't you love those days when you feel like a piece of crap and that your life has no meaning and you feel like nobody cares about you?! Yeah, well that's me today! Enough of my venting on things I have no control over. I think I may just stay in bed all weekend with the blanket pulled up over my head while I shut the world out. After I sleep I should be in a happier mood. We'll see. It's stupid that a job that you really wanted you didn't get and it can screw up your mood!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

And I am back...

Okay, so I have been away for a while! But I am back. I will blog soon!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Life is good!

Comcast has been repairing the cable/internet lines on my street! I've been without cable and internet for like 2 weeks now. IT SUCKS! So, that is why I have not been on here! Things are going well for the most part. I have been working lots, working out and have lost 10 LBS! WOOHOO go me! I also have almost completely changed my diet, no more soda, and I eat a lot less now. I feel great. And my clothes are starting to fit more loosely! WOOHOO! I paid off both my speeding tickets and attended traffic school for one on Valentines Day morning. GREAT FUN!

I also am being considered for a job in Labor Relations which is in HR and in 3 years would make well over 62K! I am very excited and hope I am selected! I would get to travel 1 to 5 times a month and I believe my training would be back east! WOOHOO! How cool is that?!

I am currently at my friend's house waiting for her washer to be delivered. Both her and her husband work days so since I work swing shift she asked me to come wait for them. But I am extremely tired now!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I need to slow down!!

Last week I got my 2nd speeding ticket in 3 weeks! LUCKILY one will drop off because I am taking traffic school! The other one will be on my record. All in all for 2 tickets I'll be spending 240 bucks combined! EEEK! Right now my job is really slow (which is's the IRS) so I am in my 2nd "refresher" class on a form that I despise. Oh well. I just hope something happens soon so work will start coming in. I don't want to be laid off. I think a lot of people are waiting to see if this "stimulus package" will pass congress. I weighed in for the biggest loser competition last week at work! 20 people are doing that so it's 400 bucks! I want to win! Well, it's off to the gym!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Winter Fun and the Biggest Loser!

As most of you know I work swing shift. Stupid me didn't wear a coat last night. I went out to my car and wouldn't you know the door was frozen shut. In fact all 4 of the doors were frozen shut! I pryed open the drivers door and then guess what? The stupid door would not shut. I have never in my life had this happen to me. So, I didn't know what to do. So, I walked back into work to ask my friend Pattie and Nichole what to do. Since Nichole is such a dear she came out and tried to help me fix it. It still didn't work. So, I drove 5 miles home holding my door closed having my heater on full blast. I got home and what would you know? The door would shut! I was a little ticked. Driving home with one hand was tricky especially when the streets were iced over! I can't wait for spring!

At work there are a bunch of people doing the biggest loser. And guess what? I am doing it! Everyone puts in 20 bucks and who ever loses the most wins the pot of cash, so guess what? I am going to win this competition! Okay, so I know that makes me sound like I am full of myself but I want to win! We have a health "unit" at work so the nurse will weigh us and in 3 months we will see who has lost the most weight! WOOHOO! This should be fun. My manager and I have been talking crap to one another. I told her she better watch it or she'll have chocolate put on her desk by anonymous people :). HAHA!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I just witnessed HISTORY!

"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. " - Martin Luther King Jr.

I am so happy that President Bush is out of office. I don't want any backlash for this as I did vote for him in 2004. But he has disappointed me SO BAD in the past 4 years. That I voted for President Obama. I am sick of this stupid war. It has gone on way too long. What has it accomplished?! We executed Saddam Hussein which was a good thing but Bin Laden is still out there, and now our country is in an economic crisis. But, I could rant and rave about this until I am blue in my face, but I am not going to.

I BELIEVE that President Obama will do what he says he will do. Ever since the age of 18 when I could legally vote. I have never had so much faith in a president as I do now. I want this economy to get better. A friend of mine's husband is laid off. He makes around $60,000 plus a year and has been laid off for almost a month. She works part time and has the possibility of getting laid off at her job. The doctor she works for got laid off, so why keep her around?! They've not paid their mortgage in over a month. And can barely afford to keep food in their mouth and their daughter's mouth. I think that it's crap that this economy is forcing people who were doing well financially to go into financial turmoil. I hope and pray that it gets better.

Those 2 quotes at the top of my page are forever instilled in the hearts of Americans. And today those famous lines rang true as our 44th President of the United States of America was sworn in! I really didn't think in my life time I would ever see a president who was Africian American. I remember the night he won. After all was said and done. Michelle Obama, Pres. Obama and Joe Biden and his wife (I forgot her name) all joined hands and raised them above their heads I teared up a little bit. We need to be a more united country! I don't care what a persons nationality is, religion, orientation etc is, they are people and deserve to be treated the way I would want to be treated. I am looking forward to the next 4 years! And hopefully another 4 after that!

Friday, January 16, 2009

It's off to work I go....

So last night was my training class (which is 3 days long). It's incredibly boring. To be honest I really don't pay attention because I already know what I am doing! Oh well, it's good to be working again. :). Did I accomplish all I wanted to in 7 weeks off? NOT EVEN CLOSE! Oh well it'll come in time. I had a lot of fun, and spent way too much money! Good thing I am back to work!! :).

I also have been enjoying American Idol. That show is so addicting! :). Man, I sound pretty lame don't I!

I went back to the gym this week. Even not going to the gym for 4 weeks, I've managed to not gain back the 4 lbs I lost. I'm noticing that I am losing inches also! WOOHOO! Life is good!

Monday, January 12, 2009

I am such a nerd!

Well I will probably blog more about this in the next 5 months so I might as well just get that out of the way at the moment :). Anyway, I am so happy that tomorrow my favorite TV show returns! :). AMERICAN IDOL! That show is totally addicting. And I love watching people sing. And making fun of those people who can't sing! :). WOOHOO! I don't even know why I am blogging about this. HA!

Oh yeah, can someone tell me how to do a playlist for my blog? I know how to do it for other sites. Just not this one... And how do you do pictures? Am I a total idiot?! HELP!

Thursday, January 8, 2009


WOOHOO! So, I go back to work next Thursday! WOOHOO! I am very excited. 7 weeks off of work was way too long! YAHOO! No more boredom! I've enjoyed my time off but ready to be back to work! :) WOOHOO!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

GRRRRR! Can my day get any better?!

For the past 2 days it has been snowing so I haven't ventured out to go anywhere really. So, with it being nice today decided to go on a bit of a drive....stupid mistake. I got pulled over by a cop and got a stupid speeding ticket! Apparently I was going 13 miles over in a 30 mile zone. However, he dropped it down to only going 9 over! But still I am a little pissed off. GRRR! Looks like I am going to traffic school!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


I know what you are thinking, you wanted to be furloughed from work! I did! This is week #7 being furloughed. They've started calling people back! They have to go off performance numbers to have you come back. It's stupid I know! I had a lot of fun being off from work the end of November/all of December. But now I am ready to be back to work. I am bored. BORED! BORED! BORED! It doesn't help that we are having a lot of snow either. I have stayed home a lot since the weather has been so crappy! AHH! I want to go on vacation this year and I have some things to pay off. So dang it. Call me back IRS! I know you are getting ready to get hit with taxes. C'mon... I will be waiting for my call from my manager!!! AHHHHHHHHH! BOREDOM! Kill me please. On a brighter note. AMERICAN IDOL STARTS NEXT WEEK! WOOHOO!

Friday, January 2, 2009


So, about a month ago when I found out that Utah was going to the Sugar Bowl I was pretty sure that Alabama was going to win.. I was being a fair weathered Utah fan! They won! The freaking won! The score was 31 Utah -- 17 Alabama! YAY! How awesome. Now with us not being a BCS team we won't be able to be number 1 in the country due to the stupid national championship.. But we will be 2nd or 3rd.. WOOHOO!!! I can not wait to go to the games next year!! :). Err.. this year!! GO UTES!!!

13-0!!! WOOHOO! 13-0!!! WOOHOO! 13-0!!! WOOHOO! 13-0!!! WOOHOO! 13-0!!! WOOHOO! 13-0!!! WOOHOO! 13-0!!! WOOHOO! 13-0!!! WOOHOO! 13-0!!! WOOHOO! 13-0!!! WOOHOO! 13-0!!! WOOHOO! 13-0!!! WOOHOO! 13-0!!! WOOHOO! 13-0!!! WOOHOO! 13-0!!! WOOHOO! 13-0!!! WOOHOO! 13-0!!! WOOHOO! 13-0!!! WOOHOO! 13-0!!! WOOHOO! 13-0!!! WOOHOO! 13-0!!! WOOHOO! 13-0!!! WOOHOO! 13-0!!! WOOHOO! 13-0!!! WOOHOO! 13-0!!! WOOHOO! 13-0!!! WOOHOO! 13-0!!! WOOHOO! 13-0!!! WOOHOO! 13-0!!! WOOHOO! 13-0!!! WOOHOO! 13-0!!! WOOHOO!