To Heather:

I have to agree with your mom on the blond over dark hair. Something like hers. Here’s a pic of what I mean:

I think that would look really cute on you. AND I bet your mom would let you do it. 😉

I want Avril hair. I think she is freaking gorgeous. And her hair is her best feature. The long blond over dark just like it is on the front page picture here is what I’d like to eventually end up with. I need to get myself a straightening iron. WIth it and a professional color job I think I could get close.

IT hell

*Not going to use co-workers names anymore. For reasons that don’t need explanation.*

I don’t consider myself a computer expert by any means. I know enough to get myself around and what I don’t know I can usually find answers for online. I’m also surrounded by peolpe who DO know a lot about computers and I think that’s what keeps me so grounded.

That being said, we have the stupidest IT person ever to walk the face of the earth at work. Either that, or he is the laziest person ever known to man.

Reason #1: Work, Day 1.
I like short cuts to everything. By the end of the first day I had a shortcut on my desktop to my directory on the server where we all keep our individual files, shortcuts to the most used programs as well as to my online email accouts.

My co-worker, C, saw this and thought it was great and proceeded to call IT Boy and he remote accessed her computer to create her a few shortcuts. She proceeded to call him about 6 times in the next two days to have him make more shortcuts and to organize them into foldres similar to the way I have mine.

Finally I told her, ‘C, Right click>Send To>Desktop.’ Her eyes lit up, her smile widend and she went on a shortcut creating spree like none I’ve seen before as I sat there and wondered why IT Boy didn’t just tell her how to do it herself after the FIFTH phone call.

Reason #2: Work, Day 5.
I’d noticed throughout the week that a lot of the girls wear headphones to listen to CD’s while working. I thought this funny because they all had portable CD players sitting on their desks that were taking up valuable paperwork space when they have computers with CD players sitting UNDER the desks OUT OF THE WAY. AND! The computer can play MP3’s. That takes the CD capacity from 20 songs to over 120!!

To do the proper thing I ask Boss Man if it’s okay to just use the computer’s CD player and he says sure. As long as I’m able to use the computer to work, I can listen to all the music I want. SWEEEEET.

Friday I bring in a bunch of CD’s I had in my car. I go to install WinAmp. Won’t install. Error’s three times in a row. IT Boy happens to walk by a while later and I ask if there’s any particular reason WinAmp won’t install. He spews something about restricted access BS and that nobody is able to use WinAmp.

WOOHOO!! A challenge! I run the install again, this time I change the directory from ‘program files’ to ‘temp’ and it installs without a hitch. I had to mess around with the volume settings to get it to work through the headphones but 30 minutes later IT Boy walks by and I’m grooving to the Eagles and he has the most irritated look on his face. :mrgreen:

Reason #3: Work, Day 13.
There are four girls on my team at work. One has been out on sick leave since I started so I’ve never met her. We all share a printer. One of the big ‘ol four tray bastards. Anyway, when C and K print a nice little page comes out first with their name printed on it nice a big so that it’s easy to see which papers belong to which person. Mine don’t.

This is a pain inthe ass because my papers look like they belong to the person who printed before me and and so they are always getting lost in the mix. This could become and even WORSE problem when L gets back and even MORE is being regularly printed out.

Today I decided I had had enough. I noticed there are two different printers installed on my computer. Both have basically the same name (PXXX and PXXX_B) and point to the same physical printer. I call up IT Boy and ask him how to get my documents to print out with the cover letter.

Sit down. His answer is going to blow your mind.

He says to me, ‘I don’t know. I didn’t know there was a way to enable or disable it. I’ve been trying to figure out how to get my printer to STOP doing it since I started here so if you can figure it out let me know!’


I sit down to my computer in utter disbelief. UTTER DISBEFUCKINGLEIF! I highlight PXXX and look at the description. I highlight PXXX_B and look at the description and all be damned if it didn’t have the line:

Comment: Batch page setup.

DING DING DING. I set printer B as the default printer and hit prind and LOW AND BEHOLD IT HAD A COVER SHEET!! Ilet C call him and tell him how to fix it.

It can’t possibly get any worse…

On the go…

I want a camera phone. As a matter of fact, it will be the first thing that I splurge on once we have some bills paid off. I’ve wanted one for awhile but the more I think about it, the more I want it.

I want to snap random pictures of my cube at work… I wish to GOD I had a camera phone last week when the lady a few cubes over at work wore FLORESCENT PINK satin pants that almost blinded me every time she walked by… Also, after finishing some paperwork after three hours I had accumulated a pile of paperclips that was outrageous and I thought to myself, ‘what a cool picture that would make’… I’d have also snapped a shot of the BMW that plowed into the back of the PT cruiser on the way home… and a picture of the burrito’s the roach coach has… these burrito’s are SO addicting.

Anyway, you get the idea. And that’s not to mention all the things I see OUTSIDE of work that I’ve seen and wished I had the ability to capture. I’m thinking this one. I’m partial to the non-flip phones. For one they just don’t seem to fit my face right and I want to be ale to snap pics without being too odvious.

So… if anybody is in a giving mood, I’ve added it to my Amazon wish list. 😉

EDIT – I guess you can’t add phones to your wish list… But anyway, you know I want it!!

The Verdict

So… I just shot this in the sun. It’s quite a bit redder than I had planned on but I still really like it. It’s such a change. I’ve been bleaching my hair blond for almost 10 years now. But I do like it! Actually I’m thinking maybe next time I’ll intentionally add a little more red to it. I think I’ve opened a big can or worms. This was so easy to do that I might have to play with it till I get just what I’m looking for. :mrgreen:


I really like the way it cam out… here are before and after pictures. Not the tbest pictures but I have a few errands to run before Ben gets home. I’ll snap some better pictures when I get home. 🙂


The before pictures came out bad but I have some from a few days ago that I’ll use to compare. I need to get make up on and get gogting!!!

Operation: Hair Daze

Is not in full effect. Per Eu’s advise I went and got a hair net and two more bottles of dye. It took EVERY BIT of two bottles to get it all covered so I have one in case there are touch-ups needed or when I need to do the roots in a few weeks.

Pictures should be up in about an hour!! Cross your fingers.

Extra tasty crispy.

I have the worst sunburn I’ve ever had in my entire life. I usually don’t even burn at all. Then suddenly the last year I’ve burned like three times because I’m not used to it and don’t think it’s necessary to put on massive amounts of lotion. Maybe it’s the air here. I think in Bakersfield (yes, it’s THIRD on the list) the sun just never had a chance to get through the pollution and farm pestasides and just general CRAP to actually CAUSE a sunburn… while here in San Jose (or Sanoma where we were today) the sun is able to beat down on you with full force and fried me to a painful crisp. 🙁

Time to go lather myself up with some more Aloe. I don’t know how I’m going to sleep tonight. 🙁

P.S – Despite being mistaken for a KFC chicken wing, I had a GREAT time. We had a big group and just had a blast. Pictures of all th fun shall be up tomorow when it doesn’t hurt to TYPE!!

Well, we put a deposit on a car today. By Thursday we should have it in our posession. It’s a black on black GTI. Leather, heated seats, lots of room in the back seat, huge area in the back for junk, turbo so it’s sporty enough for Ben not to feel like he’s driving the Granny around, good gas milage… I’m excited.

Anyway, we’re going to watch the ALMS race at Infinion Raceway tomorrow with Sil, Dave, Alex and the crew. Should be good fun. I’m sure there will be lots of pictures.