In other news . . .

Today I came into work as usual when my boss decided to call me into his office. I knew, just from the tone that is wasn't anything to worry about. He told me to grab a pen and some paper so I figured he was going to give me a project to do.

Come to find out, I was right. The project won't be too difficult and it's one of those things that I'll just be doing when I have nothing else to do. Cool.

Another interesting thing is he talked to me about filling in for the AP girl when she is out on maternity leave. I have been training for this for a couple months now so this was nothing new, but he went on to tell me that I was doing a really great job, and that he knows that I didn't sign on for this when I was hired, and he really appreciates everything I've been doing. He also told me that we are both making promises to eachother:

My promise: to just do what I've been doing and to hang in there. Try to organize the files on my down time and come to him if I have any problems.

His promise: as soon as my co-worker gets back from maternity leave, everything will be lifted off of my shoulders again. He said that she was hired to do the AP work, and he knows that. He understands how hard it is to work all day and then go to school at night and he believes in what I am doing. He asked me to just hang in there because in the long run, it won't be too long from now (she'll probably be back mid-october) and then after that, I won't be doing any of this anymore.

All in all, a pretty pleasant way to start the work day. It was just nice to be recognized, that he knows I am trying to do something I have never done before, that it is difficult to go to work and school, and that I am doing a really good job and he has no complaints.

*deep sigh* I can relax a little now, even though I have a pile of invoices I have to pay and enter in the computer, but in the end, I'll just do what I am supposed to do and get on with it.
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Ghost Hunters

Does anybody watch Ghost Hunters?

If so, don't you think they need to get rid of Donna? That woman is SO irritating! She can't go on any investigation without saying "I feel nervous" or "I am not getting a good feeling from this house." or "I think I am sensative to this sort of thing."

This is even in houses where NOTHING is happening, and Jason & Grant are convinced there is nothing remotely haunted about the house.


Also, I used to hate Andy, but lately he's almost been kinda cute in how he gets so excited over the stupidest things.

I love this show. What the hell's wrong with me?
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Oh, and another thing . . .

Why do a lot of people on veganpeople have to preface everything with "I'm not a hippie." -or- "I hate hippies."

What's so fuckin wrong with being a hippie?!

I listen to Jam Bands and The Grateful Dead. I don't smoke MJ but have no problem with those who do. I'm a vegan, buy organic, am spiritual, hate shoes, love granola, don't wear deoderant, hug trees and love animals.

For all intents and purposes, I'm a neo-hippie. So what the hell is everyones problem? What is so wrong with that?
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Of the old Gods

I have blogged about religion many times before. I struggle as many do to find some sort of meaning within this world. I bounce back and forth between paganism, atheism, agnosticism, thelema, etc. For years I have not been happy with my views of religion. I miss the old Gods. I remember when I first transitioned from Christianity to Wicca (and then the broad term of paganism) and it was a hard thing to go through. However, once I settled into the swing of things, excepting the Gods and Goddesses, it was the most wonderful feeling. I felt like I was a part of something far older then myself, something far older then Christianity. Yes, I know Wicca is new, and the Gods/Goddesses that I know are new compared to their old world counterparts, but as I drift among this strange world, losing my inspiration for everything, it is the old Gods that I miss the most.

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Park pictures

Ok, here we are at the park. Please excuse the makeup free, drab haired version of myself :-P

Annnnd, Pavel!

That's our baby!
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    Buddha Bar 1: Zen Men - Une Table A Trois

This weekend . . .

. . . so far has been wonderful! At first, Pavel and I were going to go camping up at Mt. Charleston, but it turned out that it was going to be cold and rainy. This, normally would not deter us, but I don't have real hiking boots yet and my running shoes would not do well in wet climate. We also wanted to go up there when it would be nice for a BBQ. Oh well, maybe next time.

ANYWAY, because we didn't go camping, we ended up going out to China Town. The China Town in Las Vegas is pretty laughable, but it's still the closest thing we are going to get at so close a distance, so it was a lot of fun. We ended up getting a 100 bag box of Green Tea, and a small box of Jasmine Green.

Oh! And before that, we stopped off at Ronald's Donuts to get some for the next morning :-P

Afterwards, we swung by the local British grocery store just to see if they had some good English Breakfast tea or some Earl Gray. Nah-uh. We went from China Town, that had a huge box of tea for $2 to the British place that had a small box of Earl Gray for $9. Needless to say, we left.

Having so much fun out, we tried out the new mall on the strip, Town Center. None of the stores were our thing: Hollister, Bebe, Ambercrombie & Fitch, etc. We couldn't even make ourselves step into the stores, BUT they had an AWESOME Borders where we spend most of our time. The mall is very pretty, don't get me wrong, but the stores are just too trendy for us.

Now, the Apple store was another one that we found a hard time leaving. Pavel and I have never really wanted iPhones before, but we left the place jaded because every other cell phone we encountered looked paltry in comparison. I think they converted us. Now if only we had the cash, LOL.

Fry's was just down the street from the mall, so buzzing off of the Apple store, we meandered down the parking lot and stopped in.

I'm really turning into a tech nut because we almost left with an HD TV. Thankfully we decided to think about it and eat lunch first. Our debate: should we get a lap top like we planned, or an HD TV? One will save energy since we'd be getting rid of our land computer, the other would save energy, but then cost us in the long run because we'd then have to subscribe to the actual HD channels for it to really mean anything. We ended up sticking to our original laptop plans.

After much searching around the rest of the day for the actual laptop we wanted (this, was a few more hours AFTER Fry's) we now have the laptop on which I am typing.

Sweet. We NEVER buy anything really snazzy and big for ourselves so needless to say, I was EXCITED! I've always wanted a laptop, but was never able to have one. I feel so accomplished :-D Now we can donate our land computer, save energy, and save space in the house. Nothing looks better then a place without a big, honking piece of electronic sitting in the room.

Today has been more low key but no less wonderful. We woke up, had some Earl Grey and donuts, watched Groundhog Day and went to the park with Sheila Roo. The rest is evidence of our little adventure. Have a wonderful day! Ok so, apparently the internet is acting up with me THEREFORE I'll post the video and some pictures later. Until then, you are safe from my horrible, no make-up, messy haired mug :-P

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Uh-oh . . .

Here she is folks! Cibola, the warrior Tauren -- my WoW character. Already I'm loving her AND the game. For some reason I love being biss-ass warrior women. (My tabletop EQ character was a female warrior Drachnid and I had a D&D character for a brief time that was a big female barbarian.) This ones the best because I am actually a minotaur! Woo-hoo!

Anyway, wish me luck. I have addiction ahead of me. The contract needs to be edited so that it applies to vice versa as well :-P Luckily, right now we just DL'd the free trial. Maybe by the time that's over with, we'll HAVE to sign up :-P

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