Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
So they had a drink and pastry table set up when I came in, and on that table was decaf coffee. So I had a cup. Then another. Then another. And as I sat there I realized that, good lord I gotta pee. So I scooched out the door all stealth like and ran to the bathroom. The problem....well...I guess I went a little crazy with the coffee because about fifteen minutes later I had to pee again. I held off for maybe 25 minutes, but that was my max. I was (of course) sitting on the other side of the room from the door (next to the food table...of course) so when I had to get up for the THIRD time within an hour and a half I was like, this is getting awkward. Not ONE Other person had gotten up to pee. NOT ONE.
So, that isn't the embarrassing part yet. Here it is. On my third trip to the bathroom I was really trying to hurry. I mean, these people are going to think there is something WRONG with me! People I don't know and will never see again might be judging me!! HURRY! So I rush into the bathroom, and as I turn the corner I think, "Man...it looks different in here..." (RED FLAG!!) and then I see two men standing at the urinal. Yep. In the men's bathroom. And they didn't look at me, because I guess men don't make it a habit of waving from the urinal to all new entries into the bathroom, so I TOTALLY could have snuck out, but did I? Oh no. I was all like "Hahahah...ooops...wrong...room" as I blush fire engine red (which was really not necessary, I mean, I saw their BACKS) but still.
And really...what embarrasses me most, is that it wasn't like it was my first trip to the bathroom. I knew where it was. I had been there thirty minutes before. So...I am just an idiot.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
I heard several of you were in love with the Socks video. I must agree that his laugh is the sweetest sound in the entire world. So...without further ado, here is Henry and Nick playing with Bunny*!
Friday, April 23, 2010
I can say that at the end of this first week that I really feel like I did. This is better for me. This has a much better future. Honestly, in most ways it has a much better present. I am co-in-charge of my department. I have people under me. I have a desk and office area! I feel like I am already good at the things I have learned so far, and I have been here four days. I have a lot of respect, which is nice. And...I don't know...it feels right. The work day ends and it's over. The no weekends and no overtime is awesome. There has been some drama with my schedule...people aren't happy with my four days a week...bu that is okay too. As this week winds down the dust seems to be settling about that issue. Everyone has been really nice. Everyone has been really welcoming. It's all been great.
But still, it's new. And I really liked the old a lot. And not really the job, but the people. These people are great. They just aren't my people. I know I will like them too. I already do. Just not as much. Yet.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
For the record, his lips aren't forever changed. He is just making car sounds. Or at least, they sound like car sounds. I don't think he has actually put the two together, he just loves making that noise. Still, it's pretty adorable!
Friday, April 16, 2010
It's amazing how your coworkers become a second family. You spend so much time together, I suppose it is natural. Still, I feel so lucky. Lucky to have had the opportunity to work here. Lucky to have survived the take over back in 2006 that took the lab from 30 employees to the six we have today. Lucky to have learned so much. But mainly, lucky for the friends I have made here. They made the last five years so much better. They were there for my wedding, there during my infertility, there with Henry. I have done a lot of growing up here. And it feels a little bitter sweet to be leaving.
Monday starts a new chapter for me. A change I am ready for. A change I am scared of. Hopefully I have made the right decision. I feel like I have. Still, today is a little sad.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Then, on Chris' actual birthday we went out to lunch at Gatti-Town. I have no actual pictures of the birthday boy, but we did let Henry ride a carousel for the first time. Clearly he LOVED it!! (it helped that his Papa was on the ground waving at us each time we came around. Like the worlds best game of Peek-a-boo!
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
This month we had our night set aside to go to dinner at Bar Louie, and then my sister heard about the most amazing thing that they do there. It's called Martini Night, and the deal is that any Monday-Thursday you can book a table for up to fifteen people and they will give you FREE appetizers for the table (we got three free based on our group size) and two FREE martini's each. yes EACH. Yes FREE. I know it sounds crazy, but we did it and it's true. We just had to tip based on what we ate and drank, not on our actual total, which was next to nothing.
So, basically we had a blast. We ate and drank and laughed and talked and truly had a wonderful time. I figured I have some local people who read this blog, and since we enjoyed our self so much, I thought I would pass along the information so you all can enjoy it as well. If you decide to do a party, you should invite me and I will come and enjoy two more of the Pixie stick Martinis. Because they are the best thing I have ever drank. And the friend zucchini appetizer isn't too shabby either.
Here are a couple of pictures of our little Martini Party!
Rhi, me and Boo. Not my best picture... I look beat.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
The basket may not have had candy in it, but Henry was still really pumped about it. He especially loved his first football!
So he eventually gave them a try. The verdict? NOT OKAY.
Friday, April 9, 2010
The thing you first must know for this story is that chic-fil-a has the best breakfast burrito ever. Seriously. They put their fried chicken in it, and it has these grilled onions and peppers... You all, it's heaven. The second thing you need to know is that there is a chic-fil-a right across the street from my work. So close and so delicious. A dangerous combination. So, OBVIOUSLY I eat chic-fil-a a lot for breakfast. I basically get it every Friday. It's a treat for making it to the end of the work week, plus that's the day my lab partner has off work. He is more of a healthy eater than me, so I try to hide my burrito addiction from him as much as possible.
So this morning I went to get my heaven burrito. I get in the drive threw lane and patiently wait my turn. I order then pull up to the window. It's there that I realize I have a problem. I have no wallet. No cash, no debit card, no NOTHING. So I panic. I try to find a way to just pull out of the line but I am blocked in. I roll my window down in shame. Our conversation went like this:
me: I have no money. I am SO SO sorry. I can run to work and get some money and come back....I suck.
Chic-fil-a worker: Oh it's okay Ms. Biogirl!! (except he used my actual last name...from MEMORY...and he said it correctly which us just INSANE!). You are a REGULAR!! *gives me the biggest warmest smile ever* Just pay for it next time you are here! * hands me my non-paid for food and waves goodbye*
It was so nice. So so nice! But the thing is... I am a little horrified that I eat at chic-fil-a SO MUCH that they actually know my name and consider me "a regular". I MAY need to rethink my Friday reward. But not next week. I mean, I gotta pay them back!
Monday, April 5, 2010
Now I just need to remember to breath.
**pictures coming from Easter soon. For now, this seemed like bigger news!**
Sunday, April 4, 2010
This is yet again a picture of a picture, but it came out much better than the 1973 classic with Santa! Turned out that the Easter Bunny was on break when we went to get Henry's picture made, but they did have live bunnies. After some thought we figured that he would have a much better chance of not freaking the hell out with the live bunny vs. the giant terrifying Easter Bunny. I am pretty sure we made the right decision. The bunny may or may not agree. Notice how Henry is pinching the poor little thing. A few seconds later the bunny was actually lifted up by it's hair. But still... the picture is adorable!
Thursday, April 1, 2010
I then get into my car and head back to work. It is there that I start to think. How could it possibly be that much? I think she much have charged me wrong. I get to a red light and take out the receipt. It says I got 60 $1 stamps. I think. I only got three sheets. I take them out and count them. And here is the kicker. I count the stamps on the sheets. Twice. And realize I have been scammed. I send a text message to work to let them know I am totally a super sleuth and have discovered that the post office charged me double for my stamps! that is a THIRTY dollar error! If they let me buy the stamps for the entire company I could save them MILLIONS.
SO, I spin around and march right back into the post office. I wait in line and when it's my turn I march up the the girl that checked me out. I tell her she overcharged me. I am ready for a fight. She might say I left three of the sheets in the car. She might say I asked for six and six is what I got, but I had THE TRUTH on my side and I WAS NOT backing down! So I tell her. And she looks at me. And then says, "There are 20 stamps on a sheet. Three sheets...that's $60". And then I remember counting. And I counted 20 stamps. Both times. And..well...that does equal sixty. I'll be damned. So...I leave. And go back to work. With my honest and true $105 dollars worth of stamps. Mail is expensive. And I am an idiot.