Wednesday, September 28, 2005

New job???

Maybe... We'll see. Gee I sure have been posting on here a lot lately.

Doug just mentioned my manager's manager is hiring a couple engineers in this group he is taking management over since the manager has recently flown the coop. A manager that I despised and wouldn't have worked for because he was an idiot. So I sent an email to him asking about the positions and asking if he was going to be the permanent manager of the group or not. Turns out Doug is wanting to apply for the position too. :o That could be interesting... Competing for the same job or maybe both getting the job. Might be weird being on the same team. A lot of the work I do now is stuff that team should be doing anyway. I made that point in my email. I wouldn't be too dissapointed if I didn't get it, doesn't hurt to try though. Would be nice to have a little more hands on job and would probably include some traveling which would be nice for a change.

Just got a reply to my email. Says he'd be open to me applying and he still doesn't know if he's going to permanently replace the old manager or not. I could deal with him as a manager, if they get someone else to manage the team, I'm not sure... It really makes a big different in your job who your manager is.

Recipe Help!

I got this monster zucchini from a guy at work today and I'm going to make some zucchini bread with it, maybe a couple loaves. I am looking for a good recipe so if you have one please send it my way!


Sometimes my IPOD ticks me off... Last time I used it I downloaded some IPOD auto update software thing for it. So when I went to plug it in yesterday to put some music on it it updated the software. What exactly the update did I have no clue, would be nice if it said. I'm sure it's listed somewhere but I don't want to have to search for it. so my software is all downloaded. But what's this? It says for the update to be complete I have to plug it into my power source. wth? I keep my power source at work so I couldn't plug it in from home. I couldn't add any more songs to it until I plugged it in. So I had to wait till I got to work to plug it in and didn't get to put the new songs on it that I wanted to yesterday. *growl*

Tuesday, September 27, 2005


Haven't made any candles lately despite the mounds of candle scent my mom got me for my birthday... Doug got me some interesting scent the other day. Black Pepper scent it was. I do love my black pepper. mmm So anyway I burned some of the oil in my pot pourri pot and decided to make a candle or two out of the rest of it. I just happened to have some black candle dye that I don't think I had used yet so figured it would be perfect for black pepper candles. Who knew black looks a lot like green. They turned out nothing like black. Oh well the green is kinda perdy.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Slap Your Co-worker Day!

Slap Your Co-Worker Day is Coming!!

Tomorrow is the official Slap Your Irritating Co-workers Holiday: Do you have a co-worker who talks nonstop about nothing, working your last nerve with tedious and boring details that you don't give a damn about? Do you have a co-worker who ALWAYS screws up stuff creating MORE work for you? Do you have a co-worker who kisses so much booty, you can look in their mouth and see what your boss had for lunch? Do you have a co-worker who is SOOO obnoxious, when he/she enters a room, everyone else clears it? Well, on behalf of Ike Turner, I am so very very glad to officially announce tomorrow as SLAP YOUR IRRITATING CO-WORKER DAY! There are the rules you must follow:

* You can only slap one person per hour - no more.

* You can slap the same person again if they irritate you again in the same day.

* You are allowed to hold someone down as other co-workers take their turns slapping the irritant.

* No weapons are allowed...other than going upside somebody's head with a stapler or a hole-puncher.

* CURSING IS MANDATORY! After you have slapped the recipient, your "assault" must be followed with something like "cause I'm sick of your stupid-a$$ always messing up stuff!"

* If questioned by a supervisor [or police, if the supervisor is the irritant], you are allowed to LIE, LIE, LIE! Now, study the rules, break out your list of folks that you want to slap the living day lights out of and get to slapping.....and have a great day

I *heart* venders

First it was Tekelec now it is Agilent. Tonight will be the second dinner cruise (booze cruise)I've been on in the past month. Gotta like that. This one is actually supposed to be our "team building" event. Cingular sure has a funny idea of what team building is. The team building events we had back when we were ATT Wireless were quite different. We went on a couple overnight rafting trips back in the day which were fun and interesting. It was fun to see who would get the most drunk. A few people are getting together to go to "the owl" aka Hooters before the cruise. They got together last time too. They invite Doug but not me. I guess they think I'll be offended or something. So we went to the owl last time. They didn't know I was coming till I showed up and they seemed kind of shocked. I think we are going to pass this time and just wait for the free booze on the cruise.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Huckleberry Muffins

I just ate a huckleberry muffin straight from the oven. yummers! I think I'll bring a couple to work tomorrow. Gotta save some for Doug too. I still have huckleberries left. I might make some more muffins... Here's a pic!

Huckleberry picking

Doug and I decided to go on a hike on Monday near my house. It's amazing how many trails there are around where I live and I only have been going on one hike a year it seems. It really is a blessing to live so close to these places. I definitely need to get out more. We decided to go to Tonga Ridge/Mt Sawyer Tonga Ridge is a well traveled trail and maintained by the park and recreation. The trail to Mt Sawyer goes off from the Tonga Ridge Trail, but isn't maintained and there are apparently no trail maps for it. The Ranger says people just decided to make a trail there. We had to buy a $5 day pass to go there and fill out a registration form at the trailhead. The place is only about 35 miles from my house. There weren't a whole lot of people on the trail but there were a few, most of them huckleberry picking. There were even less on the Mt Sawyer trail. When we got to the top we were the only ones there, it as nice. On the way back down we only saw one couple going up. We saw a lot more when we got back to the main trail. Brought back a little over a pound of huckleberries and am planning on making some muffins with them. In case you don't know, a huckleberry is basically a mountain blueberry. They are yummy! I used to go picking them in Montana and try to go out every fall around here and pick some too, though this is the first time I've done it in the past couple of years.

Friday, September 02, 2005

New Orleans Blog

I came across this blog the other day and read it for a while last night. However I can't get to it at work :( He has a webcam too but can't really see much from it. I thought it was an interesting read. You get to hear what's really going on that you don't hear from the media.