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Friday, August 29, 2003
Away message

I will be away for a week. I don't expect to be blogging or checking my email...doesn't mean you can't email me...please do because I love to come back to a full email box (really I do)....but don't expect any updates until September 6th at the earliest...September 8th at the latest...

Chowders.

posted by Amy on 8/29/2003 04:48:00 PM | link

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Thursday, August 28, 2003
A Gold Star Day and Pet Peeves

Today is a gold star day...and I have actually placed my gold star on my forhead! Seriously. I know it is silly but I am sitting here at my desk with a gold star sticker in the middle of my forehead. Our admin analyst came through and gave everyone a different color star depending on home may workorders they have closed in the last month...just as a silly thing to do. I had 80 workorder closed. My nearest competitor closed 29. Granted these people actually have to go out to the work stations ...where I do in house things like account creations...but there are some other people who do the same work I do who have much lower tickets closed....anyway...I am sitting here in my office proudly displaying my gold star...because...dammit I deserve it. I also deserve the blue star on my heart and the red star on my shoulder. Sometimes silly things like that change your whole outlook on the day...especially when it has been as busy and chaotic as it has been here for the last week.
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My pet peeve that I wanted to talk about is the sport tops that come on water bottles and other beverages. I hate them. I don't like having to suck my beverage outta a small hole. I would rather just drink my beverage like your average human. There is only one beverage that has a sports top I enjoy usuing and that is the PROPELs...but I don't tend to drink them as often as I just drink plain old water. I usually just take off the sports top...but still.

posted by Amy on 8/28/2003 01:59:00 PM | link

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A death in the Family

My cousin died on tuesday night. She was 18. Although we are not that close with that part of my family for reasons I won't go into here...it was still a shock. My cousin was always suffering from some sort health malady or another since being born nearly two months premature back in 1984...but somehow always pulled through- including things like having her spleen removed, having major organ transplant surgery, eye operations and other health related issues.

It is a shock to us all and a sadness surrounds us- especially to lose someone so young so suddenly (as we did not even know she was sick again).

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Wednesday, August 27, 2003
Tell Me A Story: 1987 or Sorry, Mom

A round robin...without the coherent story. The previous entry is: Echoesofadream: Pray For My Soul


In 1987 I started the hell the called junior high.

In the fall of 1987 I began 7th grade at a local junior high school named after a dead president. It was also the year that a seemingly good kid (me) turned into a hideous monster.

My best friend at the time had moved away and the friends that I had that were going to School with me where in a different lunch period because they were all in GATE (gifted and talented education) classes which were on a slightly different schedule. I had applied to be in gate but was placed on a waiting list...even though I was more than qualified to be there. When I first got to school my schedule was all messed up. I didn't know very many people...just a couple of girls that were from a different sixth grade but at the same school.

It didn't help that I went from a grammar school with a population of 300 (all grades) to a junior high with a population of 800 (it sure seemed like more though). I use to be a big fish in a little pond. Now I was a tadpole swimming in the ocean. I didn't like the stress of having to run from class to class...I worried incessantly about getting lost. I hated having 6 teachers instead of one.

Add this to the hormones my body was producing but not sure what to do with, and the fact that I was a total type-A neurotic worrier (I worried about everything from nuclear war...to being raped...to failing out of school...to becoming of victim of guerilla warfare (seen one to many tv movies about Managua)...to becoming a teenage mother...to getting run over by a car). I had always been a worrier...one of my grammar school teachers told my mom that it was very common for children who tested high like I did academically to worry like that. Add all this new stress of school to existing ones I placed upon myself and hormones into the mix and it was just absolutely crazy.

And I was very very hard to live with. Seriously hard. Everything was a battle. Everything. Once...tired of my constant slamming of doors...my mother actually got out a screwdriver and took my door away (the mortification of having to change my clothes with an open door was horrendous and I soon learned to change my clothes in the closet). I didn't have a door for a week.

Another time...I can remember being so ticked that I slammed my door (no I guess I didn't learn) and broke the full length mirror on the back of the door...then proceeded to kick the mirror until it broke into shards onto my floor. I put my foot through a window once. I terrorized my little brother and ignored warnings that he would soon be bigger than me and able to fight back.

Looking back...I was absolutely evil.

It was also the first time I ever said the word bitch. And it was in reference to my mother...in her presence. Oooh...hell hath no fury like a mom called a bitch by her snot-nosed 13 year old daughter!!!!

Have I proved my evilness to you yet? Anyway...it was a tumultuous two years to say the least. But then I went on to high school and things simmered down. Still- it amazes me sometimes that my mother (who bore 95% of the brunt of those two hellacious years) still speaks to me...but she does...cuz she's my mom and she rocks. So...sorry mom...for the two years of evil-twin Amy.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2003
Hottie

I present you all...Orlando Bloom...because someone made me think of him.



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Monday, August 25, 2003
The old fashioned way

Ah...don't you just love it when everything that is suppose to work goes to hell?!?

They did some upgrades to our systems over the weekend....and now:

1. Dial in users can not authenticate
2. Dorm and Cable modem users are having major problems
3. Our trouble ticket system isn't working and I have all these workorders to do and now I currently have 8 workorders to input into the system but can not because the system isn't working.

Gotta love it.

Update: at 12:30 PST...it is still crazy and nothing is working and I am getting buried by little white pieces of paper...help me.

posted by Amy on 8/25/2003 12:54:00 PM | link

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Bored on Sunday

This is an Unconscious Muttering.

  1. Bay:: Window
  2. Boarding school:: Fergie
  3. Riddle:: hard
  4. Hunger:: Dinner
  5. Allergy:: Allegra
  6. Sponsored:: Jog-A-Thon
  7. Spin:: Doctors
  8. Interest:: Credit Cards
  9. Scrabble:: Tiles
  10. Mold::Penicillin



posted by Amy on 8/25/2003 12:05:00 AM | link

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