Friday, February 29, 2008

Job Hunt

I think this says it all....



Spell check is working!

Hooray!

PS - Who remembers The Letter People?

Celebrity Sighting


Well, it was a staged celebrity sighting. Last night, I attended the Make-A-Wish Celebrity Sports Auction and got to meet Eddie George. At the VIP reception, we got our pictures taken with Mr. Heisman himself. He is handsome and gracious in person and gave a fantastic speech at the dinner.


The dinner was enjoyable and live auction was amazing! Pamela Rose is so incredible. Auctioneering live is really fast and intense; not only do you have to have a strong and steady voice, you have to be witty and really sharp. She has spotters in the audience to help her find the bidders, but the entire process is always exciting to observe.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Word Verification Prank

If I was working at Blogger and wanted to play an amazing joke, I would change all the word verification words to inappropriate words and not tell anyone. So instead of seeing wxjjgzt or a similar nonsensical series of consonants, you would see assface or another funny word/insult.

What word(s) you would like to add?

Quiz!

Today I was on the phone with a client and she actually quizzed me.
"What is the only state without a flag?"

I had no idea. Hint...this is a trick question.
See comments for answer.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Monday, February 25, 2008

My favorite cheap lunch

Wendy's side salad and chili (add 4 hot sauces).
Less than $3. Dynamite.

What is your favorite cheap lunch?

Cinema Room

I forgot to mention the best part of the gym...the cinema room. In this amazing room, there is a movie screen that constantly plays a movie. In the part where there are normally chairs, there are cardio machines. Genius!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Urban Active

I joined a new gym today in efforts to re-commit and motivate myself. Urban Active is that new monstrosity on Holland-Sylvania that just opened. After walking in there, I felt like I was in a different city. It was so amazing. List of cool amenities:
Running Track
Racquetball Courts
Basketball Court
Free Weights
Circuit Machines
Cardio Machines (all have plasma TVs attached)
Pool
Sauna
Great Classes
....and Spinning room

Love it!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Happy Birthday Mrs. Sixx

Happy Birthday to my dear friend! Love ya!

Toledo is important

McCain is in Toledo today, H. Clinton Friday (ps I had direct contact with her "people" and helped point them towards Whitmer), and Obama on Sunday. Pretty cool. Here is McCain's carriage outside of the SeaGate Centre this morning.

Restaurant Review : Rumors


Ever been to Rumors on Monroe Street in Toledo? If you are hungry and in the mood for Greek/Mediterranean cuisine, you should hit up this place (right next to Pier One, across from Outback Steakhouse). You get a colossal amount of really good food. Honestly, I ate dinner and have enough left for two more meals. They also have other options like cheeseburgers and fries, fish, sandwiches, soups; not just ethnic foods.

Best items: hommus, gyro meat
Don't care about: Greek salad, fries

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Well, what WERE you expecting?

Does this ever happen to you? Let me rephrase...would you ever say this to anyone?

Yesterday I met a person with whom I have only ever had phone and email contact. We shook hands and she stepped back and says, "You are not what I was expecting."

Huh, well, what were you expecting? I didn't bother to ask that question because if the response was something like, "I thought you'd be taller" or "I thought you were older" or "Man, your hair is big," I just would not be able to conduct myself in a professional manner after that point. It is important to note that all of these things have been said to me before.

Comedy Central's Joke of the Day

I get the joke of the day via email. This is today's, no joke:


Q: What's blue and fluffy?

A: Blue fluff.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Will you go to the Prom with me?





Have you seen the articles about Billy Bob (Ron Lester) from Varsity Blues undergoing gastric bypass surgery and losing over 350 pounds? He had to have plastic surgery to get rid of extra skin, but he literally looks like a different person. He helped his mom get through cancer and he now has a great relationship with his girlfriend. The article seriously brought a tear to my eye. How amazing for him to have a new life and to finally accept himself. The transformation is amazing.

His fan club website here.
IMDB

Picture from the People article:

The progression of a cold

Surely everyone is ill right now; it is just that time of year. I am one of those people. Having experienced a crazy travel schedule the last few weeks, enduring violent temperature and climate change, adding also the fact that every single person at work and all of their kids are sick, I too, am under the weather now. Colds are annoying because they seem to change every day and give you new symptoms just when you have figured out how to treat/deal with the old ones.

Starts with: Turns into...
Sore throat Plugged nose
Runny nose Stuffy head
Itchy eyes Eyes glued together
Minor headache Total loss of hearing (but only on one side)

Whoever personified the eye gluck (mom's word) with "The Sandman" was on drugs. He is clearly named "The crazy Nymph with the Gorilla Glue that violates your eyes as you sleep." Although, "The Sandman" is less scary for children.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Just in case you didn't know



Apparently, new cars are built with the emergency trunk pull lever so in case you get stuck in one, you can get out by yourself. What I like most about this is the fact that the person shown has jumped out of the trunk and is now running away from danger. No confusion as to what you should do after you escape the trunk.

Spelchek

Does anyon els'is spelchek not werk?

Convert...hypocrite...whatever....

I have hated every Valentine's Day up until this one...call me a convert. I received a GIANT balloon with a vase of roses delivered to work. Not only was the balloon the biggest thing I have ever seen, but it actually played a song. You have to tap the balloon and it plays "You're The One That I Want," from Grease, and it's LOUD. So funny.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Come Fly the Friendly Skies

As I sit in the Cincinnati Airport, I have never been happier to be here....alive. I am flying for a one day business adventure today to Norfolk VA, which is something I have never done. I did not check a bag, but just carried on the essentials: heels (wearing boots for obvious weather reasons), laptop, and some random toiletries (makeup, deodorant, hand-santizer), and my Slash book.

As I board at Toledo Express, I notice that the pilot is yawning. COULD I GET YOU SOME COFFEE? PLEASE, TAKE SOME OF MY RIDALIN!!! OK, calm down. Board the flight and we are off. Mid-flight the tired, or perhaps bored, pilot comes on the loud speaker and announces that we are not landing in Atlanta, but rather in Cincinnati because of some mechanical errors, but of course, it is nothing to worry aobut. So, we descend and I see the runway and it is covered with firetrucks, ambulances, and police cars....waiting for us to land. US! Uh....nothing to worry about!?!?!

I have never seen a plane empty faster. People literally flew off that jet. We had to deplane with a staircase away from the terminal (it is about 5 degrees in Cincinnati today). Then it seemed that I was going to miss my connecting flight so I had to run over to Delta and see how they could rebook me.

Running throught the airport is literally the best exercise known to man and since I tend to always be hot, I have had to lose some clothes. Overcoat, gone. Suit jacket, gone. After I got my flight and all was settled I realized that I had totally sweatted through my shirt and since it is the only one I have with me I must improvise. So now I find myself in the bathroom stall with no shirt on, wiping my armpits with handsanitizer and reapplying some anti-perspirant and deodorant. Strong enough for a man? How bout strong enough for a strung out-stressed out woman tearing through the airport?

Let's hope my trip home is less eventful.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Fox Toledo - Thursday night

For those of you that don't know, I host speed-dating events in my spare time for cupid.com. I am a big believer in speed-dating and think it is a fun and very good, non-creepy way for people to meet. Tonight Fox Toledo was there shooting a story on speed-dating. I was interviewed by Tamera Berg and she said the story will air on Thursday (Valentine's Day). Tune in!

PS I would be lying if I said I wasn't slightly nervous about seeing myself on TV.

Adventure Update

Sorry for the lack of blogging. I got home from my Florida jaunt last night around 11pm, to work today, straight to the speed dating event that I was hosting, now to bed. I am flying to Norfolk VA tomorrow for one day only. More information to follow (it is classified as of now...not kidding).

Friday, February 8, 2008

I had to do it again...

Just because I was so mad about getting a ton of gross men in my first one, I tried a second picture and want to post this one. This is vain and silly, but it makes me feel better, and after all, isn't that what blogging is all about??
PS I love how everyone is posting this!


Thursday, February 7, 2008

Because Two Pretzels Did....





James Gandolfini? Was I holding a scotch?

Orlando Premium Outlets

This is no Brighton....

I ventured to the Orlando Premium Outlets today. Here is a list of some of the stores:
Armani
Kenneth Cole
Tag Heuer
Ann Taylor
BCBG
Banana Republic
LaCoste
and, of course, COACH

I happened to purchase something that I have been wanting for many years. I feel that I am old enough to be responsible to take good care of it. I know that many people have a collection of these, but my collection is from Kohl's and JCPenney. Here it is:



Monday, February 4, 2008

Does this suitcase make me look fat?

I am in Florida this week for work and had an extremely early morning flight today. Getting up was a chore, getting to the airport was a chore and checking in was subliminally insulting.

Counter Lady: “You know you’re overweight, right?”
Me: “EXCUSE ME?” Thinking…No, my doctor says I’m healthy and I should work on a positive body image. Besides I work out all the time, but I love food and I am a natural apple shape and that’s just the way I’m built.
Smirking Counter Lady: “No, I mean your suitcase weighs 55 lbs. You need to lose 5 lbs.”
Me: “You mean my SUITCASE needs to be 5 less lbs? Well, ok.”
Maybe NWA needs to have their staff take sensitivity training….

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Happy Birthday Smokey


Happy Birthday Smokey! I hope you have the best day ever!!




May your day be filled with:


All things Steelers and a visit from Big Ben

Johnny Depp singing to you with razors in his hands

Wieners (dogs, for clarification)

Calls from Connie the Amazing and Larry the Great

Gifts from O, expensive gifts

Fantastic hand soaps

Celebrity gossip

No school :)


Love you Smokey!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Freaky delicious

Jimmy John's is amazing, simply amazing. Here are the reasons:

1) It really IS freaky fast. I ordered for three people and it was here in 10 minutes flat. NOT JOKING. Sidenote, it is a freaking blizzard here today.

2) They got the order completely freaking correct. Each sub had special instructions and they all got here in perfect freaking condition.

3) The website rules. They have the most freaking amazing website with the best nutrition calculator I have ever seen. Check it out.



Thanks Jimmy!

Early morning rant

Do you work? Do you have a job? Do you have a life?
Chances are you have one of these things which means you are a busy person (as we ALL are).

While at work, do you ever encounter a co-worker and ask them a question, or just politely say hello and the response you get is, "UH, I'm a little busy right now," followed by eye roll or swift walk away. Well, when that happens to me here is what I want to say. "OH YEAH, WELL ME F*$*ING TOO, BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT I AM NOT GOING TO SAY HI BACK TO YOU OR ACT LIKE A HUMAN BEING DOES IT? SORRY THAT YOU ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH AND I HAVE BROKEN YOUR EFFICIENT WORK STRIDE BY SIMPLY SAYING HELLO. LET ME GO BACK TO FILING MY NAILS AND CURLING MY HAIR AT MY DESK."

Too bad my reaction is something to the effect of, "Ok, well, come get me or call me when you have a sec, k?"

GET OVER YOURSELF!