Tag Archive: friends


Changing of the Seasons

This morning I woke to chilly weather, enough to warrant a jacket, and headed off to work with the heater set to high in my car. Walking outside at noon I found it warm enough to quickly rid myself of said jacket and wish I hadn’t tossed on those tights this morning. Spring is in the air, everywhere you look trees are quickly becoming covered with buds and little, sleepy leaves poking their heads out from their long winters rest, ready to be reborn in this warm weather. The ground is quickly changing from it’s dead brown to vibrant greens and various different shades of color from lavender to rich, creamy yellow. Which also means that it’s allergy season again and several of my poor friends are already sniffling and popping allegra. Spring is in the air here in Texas and the weather is turning pleasantly cool enough to warrent long walks in the park and picnics in the sun. One of my friends was even able to take her computer outside and work in the afternoon sun yesterday, lucky.

For those of you who read my blog from the beginning, remember when I mentioned I was learning Adobe Encore? Well I finally finished the program earlier this week, yay!!! It truely is a fun and useful program for creating DVDs/BLU-ray discs/flash based websites. And it’s all thanks to my boss (and God) who got me a Lynda.com membership for work =D Thank you!!! I think the next program I’ll learn will be After Effects, so excited!!!

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Everybody Loves Charlie

Or not (I’m looking at you Joel). Some of you might have noticed in the picture of my desk a frog hanging out on the right side of my desk. You may be wondering why there was a baby toy guarding my monitor (an old beast of a thing to be sure). Well that’s a long and complicated, but funny, story…

Meet Charlie

Back in 2007 somebody had the bright idea to make a Hillary Clinton plush doll.

That is one doll I wouldn't let anywhere near my children.

Unfortunately, I was donated one for a yard sale I was having as a fundraiser back then. To nobody’s surprise it didn’t sell, so I was doomed to have a Hillary Clinton plush haunting my garage for months. Then I thought I’d spread the horror around, why should I be the only one to suffer looking at such an atrocity? I knew one such friend at work that would both cringe and get a good chuckle out the doll so I took it into work and stuck it in my co-worker’s mailbox. The next day I noticed it missing from the mailbox and asked the co-worker how he had liked it. To my surprise he had no idea what I was talking about. Someone had taken my ugly doll! Why in the world would someone want a doll as ugly as this one? In my office we have several items that are passed around as either jokes or picker-uppers during a hard day. Someone mistakenly thought my doll was such an item and promptly passed it on to someone they thought would enjoy a good laugh. I didn’t have a problem with that, in fact I thought it was a pretty good idea to donate the ugly thing to the system, but I did want my friend to be able to see it. So, I began my quest to hunt down my ugly doll. Apparently in the day it’d been missing it had been passed around quite a lot, seems nobody wanted to have the thing up at their desk for an extended period of time. My quest led me up to Web Marketing and I asked if anyone had seen my ugly doll recently. They hadn’t but one of them had an ugly doll I could use as a replacement. Rolling his chair over to an abandoned desk, he opened up a dusty drawer and withdrew a green, fluffy, and way cute plush frog. It was love at first sight.

Who could say a face like that was ugly?

After fighting my way through misty jungles and rabid IT personnel I did eventually find the original ugly doll and return it to my intended victim. After being able to witness his distinct aversion to the doll I passed it along to the next poor sap and haven’t seen it since. It’s probably still out there somewhere, but I believe it has left the office to bring terror and disgust to other unsuspecting innocents. So having lost an ugly doll (yay!) I gained a new desk buddy: Charlie the Frog. Not only does he look cute, he actually is functional and helps with work productivity.

Charlie showing off his flexibility

Once bent and folded into the above position he makes an excellent desk pillow.

ZZZZzzzzz.....

Combined with a blanket and noise cancelling headphones this is the ideal setting for a ten minute recharge in the afternoon (trust me, a Drop of Beauty from the Heart needs her afternoon siesta).

Yes, that is Pinky Pie on my background…*brohoof*

Adventures in Bacon

well, kind of but you’ll see…

About a month ago one of my neighbors had a yard sale. I looked around and saw she had a giant fluffy pink pig for sale. One of my close friends is somewhat…eclectic and I knew the pig would be enjoyed by her but also I wasn’t about spend my money on a pig. My little brother mows her lawn so yesterday when she came by to pay him she gave me the pig. He had a small hole in his backside so I sewed him up (complete with gingham cloth patch) and prepared him to meet his new owner.

Meet Herbie

So the next day at work I stuck him in her car, lucky for me the weather was so nice she’d left her front window down. Which is a good thing ’cause Herbie is kinda hefty.

I snagged my boss’s camera and shot a few pictures and when my friend found him she about died of laughter. I later found out that he was passed around the office and found under the desks of many different friends. Turns out he’s so big he makes a nice office chair.