Tuesday, January 26, 2010

365 project: Rainbow!

24/365

My gas gauge was blinking at me with its furious orange light. I pulled into a gas station and was annoyed with the attendant (yes, it's Jersey. We don't pump our own gas) because he couldn't make up his mind as to which pump he wanted me to park in front of.

After I handed over my credit card I noticed the trickle of rain had stopped and the once gray sky had turned golden. I immediately looked up and there in front of me was a huge rainbow that arched from one side of Route 1 over to the other side of town.

That's when the attendant pointed and shouted, "Rainbow! Look!"

And that made me smile.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Today's Horoscope

You really do want to go out and play and it has (almost) nothing to do with the fact that it's your day to goof off. What you're really after is socializing -- but not on a lighthearted level. You're in the mood for intense, penetrating conversations, late into the night, about the big issues -- politics, religion and education, for example. All the topics that no one would usually dare to bring up at the dinner table. Good luck!

I love when my horoscope seems to align with my life. This is exactly how I'm feeling lately. I feel involved. I feel like I want to do stuff, to discuss stuff.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sorority Nerd

12/365Image by bearclau via Flickr

I have become obsessed.

Since I have been asked to serve as the Chapter Advisor for my sorority at my school, I have charged at this responsibility full steam ahead.

First, I am a sorority geek. As an undergrad, I was my chapter president, house manager (our version of a RA), and was heavily involved in the recruitment of new members. As an alumnae, I was the Recruitment Advisor for 2 years and worked on several iterations of a chapter/alumnae website.

But now I've taken on this reaction that I can only describe as passionate. For the first time, I find myself doing something that just seems so incredibly fun, and professionally relevant. All the things I've done career-wise is coming together: project management, technology stuff, training & development. And matching it up with the joy I received out of being in a sorority: the sense of belonging, natural leadership, relationship building -- has turned into the perfect blend for me.

Within the two weeks since I agreed to take on this role, I have already formed a relationship with my 'mentee', met both the Greek Advisor and House Director, contacted most of my fellow alumnae advisors and created a website for the Advisors to communicate with each other. I've gone through the manuals and the electronic file-sharing site. I'm even preparing a 4-hour officer retreat program from scratch to be delivered next weekend.

I am overwhelmed with information which will take time for me to process, but all these great ideas are coming to me like lightning strikes and I have to record then when it happens, on paper, in a file, or even a voice memo on the iPhone.

I haven't been this charged in I don't know how long. It feels pretty good.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Things I like: Super Mario Jesus



A marker, a post it note cube, and a little bit of creativity is apparently all I need to smile. Oh, and a ass-kicking Jesus.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Things I like: Edible Art

This is the coolest thing I've seen. And its making me hungry.

100 Games Cupcake Game
100 cupcakes were decorated like board/video games. They are amazing!

Dig Dug
Bejeweled

(found this from my geek-lover Wil Wheaton)

things I like: Animals bombing photos

This seal looks like one cool dude that I'd like to hang out with!

I bet he knows this guy.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

365 project: floppys

6/365
I opened a seldom used drawer at work and found a bunch of 3.5" floppy disks hiding in the back. I wonder how long they've been in there. I wonder what's on them. It's not like I can find out since none of my computers even have a floppy drive anymore.

Hey. 1997 called and it wants its floppys back.

Did You Know?


The higher a patient's body-mass index, the less respect he or she gets from doctors.


Well, crap. Doctors must think I'm Rodney Dangerfield.

See this and 49 other things that was learned in 2009.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

WTF? People of Wal-Mart

I'm convinced that there is a different breed of people who frequent Wal-Mart. And that Wal-Mart obviously does not sell mirrors.

See more at People of Wal-Mart.

365 Project: Found buttons

I found these buttons sitting all alone in a tray in the mailroom waiting to be thrown out. I rescued them and gave them a new home on my cube wall.

I love them.

The bright, cheery colors, the sayings. I feel like they were made just for me.

Monday, January 04, 2010

365 Project: Cover me

4/365 by you.
I've been thinking a lot about health care lately, especially since I'll have to be paying a lot more for it soon when I have to get it through COBRA.

I consider myself pretty lucky that I could get bloodwork done, talk with my primary physician and get x-rays without an appointment all for a $20 copay.

I thought about letting my health insurance lapse when I go unemployed, but decided against that. While I'm all for living spontaneously, I'm not about to get irresponsible. Even if it means shelling out about $350 a month when no income is coming in.

I sure hope Congress figures out this health care bill soon.

Friday, January 01, 2010

2010: Resolutions

New Years Day I sat with my cousins around the breakfast table talking about what we wanted to accomplish in the new year.

Liam wants to put on weight (unlike millions of other Americans)
Ken wants to finish working on the laundry room.
Eric wants to take Ali on a trip to Europe.
Priscilla wants a job (so do I).

Me, along with my usual wish of seeing a new country, I also want to take pictures, video or write every day to record the wonderful but sometimes mundane aspects of the year. Because when you look back on it, it's a beautiful reminder of what you accomplished, witnessed or just survived.

So, with the help of my wonderful family, here's my first fulfillment of my 2010 New Years Resolutions.