Tuesday, August 29, 2006

I feel like a retard. I'm home sick from work today. I went in and left after about twenty minutes. The reason.... I have pink eye. That's right I'm home from work for pink eye. I was pretty much told to go home. One reason is because it's so contagious and the other reason is my eye is so swollen I have barely see out of it. I love that about my job. They are so great. Another indication that I really like this job is when I was leaving I didn't feel happy to have a day off. At my old job I would have been so happy to be heading home.

The weekend was great. Miss Phina and went to visit the boys again. Spent Sunday on the beach. Despite a stressful situation that I will not get into on the blog we still had a great time. The weather was awesome. I did however end up with a (very) mild case of heat stroke. I was careful and paid a lot of attention to how hot I was getting. The problem is it does sneak up on you a bit. Glad I was paying close attention though otherwise I might not have caught the warnings and gotten really sick.

I didn't end up getting any pictures. I kept forgetting my camera in the car. It's too bad. Miss Phina and I are discovering just how much alike we are. It's to the point that (by accident and sometimes on purpose) we dress alike. It started out just being coincidental but then we decided since we dress alike without planning it would be funny to plan it too. Hopefully I'll remember my camera and have pics for you all.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Last night I got to babysit my nieces and nephew for a few hours. I had a blast. My nephew was sleeping but both of my nieces were awake. The younger one was supposed to be in bed but she didn't want to stay there since I was over. I read her a story and still she didn't want to sleep. So I let her stay up for a bit. She cuddled with me on the couch for a while. Once she was falling asleep I took her upstairs to bed.

The older one was able to stay up until her parents came home. She was a total angel for me. She was absolutely adorable. She danced for me and I got a couple short videos on my phone. I also took a pic of her. She was wearing a very cute princess nightgown. I loved getting the chance to spend time with her!


I'm really looking forward to heading out of town with Miss Phina tonight. Wish us good weather for the day at the beach tomorrow. I'm going to try remember my camera so hopefully I'll have pics to upload.

Friday, August 25, 2006

It's been a busy week for me. Work hasn't been too busy but I was putting to use all the stuff I learned last week. There are a lot of changes happening there. Nothing that will really effect my job but it is strange to be so new and already things are different.

I still love all the people I work with. I've been getting to know them more and more. A few of them want to play matchmaker. I'm also getting a kick out of their shocked expressions when they find out my age. Most of them guess that I'm in my early 20's.

Tonight I think I'll head out with D. Not sure what we're doing yet. If I don't end up hanging out with him then I think I'll head out to where Sticky and Miss Phina are working. Tomorrow Miss phina and I are probably going to spend the day together. When she's done work in the evening we are heading out to the lake. I can't wait to spend Sunday on the beach.

Monday, August 21, 2006

We didn't end up going out Saturday night. Instead we had a girls night IN. S (I'll call her Miss Phina from now on) was pretty stressed and upset and not in the right mindframe to party. I didn't mind. It had been a while since I had a girls night in. We watched a sappy movie, drank wine, talked and cried.

Miss Phina really wanted to go to Sylvan Lake to meet up with the guy she just started seeing so when we got up in the morning we decided to go for a roadtrip. It takes just over an hour to get there so we stopped at her place for some tunes and away we went. He was working all day though so we hung out with his roomates and their kids at the waterslides and then spent a few hours on the beach. It was a great day. So relaxing. For her it was just what the doctor ordered. She was able to get her mind off things here. I have to say it was great for me too.

We're planning on heading out there again next weekend after Mis Phina is off work. The roomate is hoping to borrow a friends boat so we can go boating. If he can't though we'll spend the day at the lake playing in the water and sunbathing again. Hopefully the weather co-operates.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Was just over at Motherdears blog. Turns out she tagged me. So I'll do the meme. Of course we all know I don't tag anyone so I'll just say anyone who wants to... feel free to do the meme and let me know you did it. I also decided to combine two Memes. One is an old one in which you image google the answers to the questions and post your favorite pic. So I'll put my answer and the google image I got. Of course the images won't really go with the what the names are supposed to mean but whatever. When do I care about making sense. lol

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet and current street name)

Sunshine Warwick (I currently live on a numbered street so I'm using an older street address)

2. YOUR MOVIE STAR NAME: (grandfather/grandmother on your mom's side, your favorite candy)

Since I like it better I'm using my middle name... I was named for my step-grandfather...

Alana Mars

3. YOUR "FLY GIRL/GUY" NAME: (first initial of first name, first two or three letters of your middle name)


4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal)

Purple Dolphin

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)

Alana Edmonton

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first name, first 2 letters of mom's maiden name and first 3 letters of the town you grew up in.)

Bur'ch'hi'edm (not surprising... nothing comes up when I search this)

7. Terrorist Name: (middle name spelled backwards, your mom's maiden name spelled backwards) -

Yeah.... uh not answering this one.

8. SUPERHERO NAME: (your favorite color, favorite drink)

Royal Purple Strongbow (had to take out the royal part to get any results)

Friday, August 18, 2006

Went out for drinks after work with some people from work today. It was nice to get to know more co-workers. People from outside my department. I'm sure I'll be heading out with them more. I like that the different departments all socialize.

Been feeling a little down the last couple of days. In an attempt to remedy that I'm heading out for a girls night tomorrow with S. Hopefully I'll have some fun times to blog about. Like the time a few months ago I danced on the table at a pizza place (I wasn't even drinking that night) on whyte ave. (an avenue here that has tons of bars along it). My friend K reminded me of that the other day... it was a really fun night. I need a night like that...of dancing and going for pizza at the end of the night... and just having fun. We won't be on whyte though.... we're heading to a grunge/punk bar instead so there probably won't be any dancing on tables at a pizza place. I'm sure the night will be equally fun though. S is a lot of fun to be around and the two of us together will have a blast.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

I can't believe it's already Friday tomorrow. Fridays are casual days at my new job so I can wear jeans. Too funny that I look forward to jean day when I wore jeans like every day at the old job. I'll be heading out for chinese food with some of the others for lunch. I guess it's a friday tradition (they go out to various places) and woo hoo for me getting invited.

After work today I went out to two movies with Sticky. Originally we were just going to head to watch Pulse. It was over early though and we couldn't figure out what we wanted to do so we decided to see Talladega Nights. Both movies were ok. I enjoyed Talladega Nights better. Pulse wasn't bad but wasn't as good as I was hoping it would. I have to say a big thank you to Sticky for treating me to both movies in one night.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

It is so nice to have a job that keeps you busy all day. I can't believe it's already the end of day two. At the end of the day because I was in the middle of figuring something out one of the girls had to tell me to leave. I had totally lost track of time. I've been invited to lunch on Friday as well as out after work (Friday or next Wednesday) for drinks. Of course I'll go. I don't want to be seen as a snob. lol

At lunch today I had some female bonding time with the girl that's been doing most of my training. We went shoe shopping. Now I'm not normally a shoe person. I don't have many pairs. Although lately (partially because I was given some) I noticed my shoe collection getting bigger. I ended up buying a few pairs. I also told her I wasn't going shoe shopping with her again for a while. Thankfully there was a nice sale on so they weren't expensive. I figure they are my congratulation gift to myself for the new job.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Today was my first day at the new job. It went really well. The people are very, very nice. Everyone was friendly and welcoming. There was a lot of information thrown at me and my brain was on overload. There will be a lot of time for me to get used to it though so I'm really happy about that.... they aren't hoping I instantly learn everything. I really liked how everyone seems to not only get along but are really friendly with eachother. It's a big company with a little company atmosphere.

I am also so freakin excited about how short my drive is! My old job would take me half an hour to 45 minutes to get to in the morning. The drive home was 45 min to an hour. This job though takes me 7 to 10 minutes. Both there and back. 7. to. 10. minutes! So very nice.

Tonight I'll be heading out to meet up with friends. One that lives out of town will also be there so I'm excited to see her. It's another karaoke place... one where I don't sing. I probably won't sing there yet either because they have it where the singers are on stage. I'm definitely not ready for that yet. lol

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Just got back from the lake. I love spending time out there with my nieces and nephew. I have to say though I do not enjoy the mornings. Woken up by three hyper screaming kids. Yikes.

Just after the rain cleared up I took these pics of the lake.


The cabin

The outhouse.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Just got back from my doctor appointment about my back. Turns out my back is slightly curved. It's like Scoliosis (sp?) but not quite (yet) because it isn't curved a lot. Basically I can go to physio to see if that will help. If it doesn't then I'd need to see a specialist. I don't have time (let alone money) to go to physio. Not with the new job. I don't want to start already taking time off. So I'm not really sure what to do. I do want to see another doctor though. I got the impression that the doctor was just trying to get rid of me. He gave me the answers that would get me out the door quicker. He didn't even suggest a place to go for physio.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

GIAD is now GIAND (guy I am not dating). I know flip flop right. After thinking about some things he had said to me... I realize he isn't the guy for me. He didn't appreciate ME. He said some really hurtful things to me. I don't want to be around someone that will not think much of hurting me. I also don't want someone that judges everything I do or don't do. Like me for me not me for what I do for them.
Just got home from karaoke. Same bar just different location as last week. This place didn't have many singers so I ended up singing a lot. Some songs I did not bad on... some I probably won't sing again. I did Time After Time again, All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You (which I won't do again... at least not until I know it better), I Love Myself Today (probably did best on this one), Eternal Flame (not bad... practice is required), Crawling (might try it again one day but didn't do well on it) and Home Sweet Home (did really well on this one). I had S singing next to me for all of them except Home Sweet Home... Sticky sang that one next to me. I had a blast. I'm definitely going to try different songs and eventually get confident enough to sing at the usual place. I want to surprise everyone since I've been going there a lot but refuse to sing.

Now I'm off to bed.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

What a weird feeling. Knowing it's my last day. I'm glad/excited but it seems strange. I've been here for nearly 6years. To know that I won't be coming here everyday is just odd. A couple of the guys are taking me out for lunch today. I feel kind of sad about leaving here. Once I'm gone and have started the new job I'm sure I won't really look back but for now it's kind of sad.

I think it's finally hitting me that I'm not working here anymore.

Edit: Wow. Half an hour to go. I'm feeling a little sad. I can't believe that after nearly six years I'm done.

Edit again: I managed to leave without crying. I came close. Everyone was very sweet. I am glad I left there but I'll definitely miss some of them.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

I got this meme from Penny.

You Are 28% Girly

You are a pretty hardcore tomboy, and a very free spirit.
Gender roles be dammed, you like to do things your way.

Today is my last shift at the second job. I'm so excited to be done there. It is also my second last day at the full time one. Yesterday all I did was read all day. Today I'm sure will be the same. My boss (but only for two more days) is still out of town so they have yet to hire someone. I hope he isn't thinking he can call me to get paperwork or anything. Once I'm done here... I'm done.

Co-workers are still sad I'm leaving. One told me he'd marry me (if he wasn't already married) all because I remembered what kind of bagel he eats. There is a lot of concern over the morning coffee run. They are concerned that whoever else does the coffee run will get the orders wrong since everytime I haven't been here the orders have been wrong. Great to know that's why I'll be missed... my coffee order skills. lol

Sunday, August 06, 2006

I didn't end up staying out at the lake. Not because there was not room though. I'm going to the doctor later but I think I have strep throat yet again. I feel like absolute crap. I headed home around 12:30am since sleeping in my warm bed sounded better than sleeping on a not so warm cot. Plus I knew the kids would be waking up early which meant I would be too. I also did not want to get the kids sick. It's too bad. I was having fun and would have liked to spend the day with the kids out in the sun. I'm thinking about heading out there next weekend since I'll have a few days off.

D called and when I told him I was sick again he said it sounded like I need soup. I said I'd love some soup. He is on his way over here in a bit with some soup. See what I mean about being spoiled. lol

Edit: It is strep throat. Again. The doctor gave me stronger antibiotics. He figured that the antibiotics I took before didn't get rid of it completely and that's why it keeps coming back. Hopefully it will be a while before I get strep throat again.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Here are a couple pictures I took last Saturday because Lowk asked. I only took one other pic the whole night. Like I said... I tend to forget I brought my camera. I'm amazed it made it home with me. Of course that's probably because my friends brought my stuff to me.

Me grabbing my butt

My Butt

Sticky and I saw Pirates of the Caribbean:Dead Man's Chest tonight. I didn't enjoy it as much as the first one but it was still pretty good. We stayed til the end of the credits. We saw the scene after. Not sure it was worth the wait.

Tomorrow (or rather today) after work I'm heading out to the lake. Hopefully the weather is nice but guessing from the last few days it's going to be rainy and chilly. I may or may not stay the night. Depends on if I feel like it. The cabins are pretty crowded with my brothers family and so I'm thinking it might be nicer to head home. We'll see.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

A couple friends were talking and came to the conclusion that we don't go to enough 'new' places to hang out. So last night we went to a different place for Karaoke. It's kind of a dive. However since we didn't know anyone there I decided it was a good time to sing without drinking first. I have only sang at Karaoke a few times and every time I had drinks first. I sang Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper. I had to ask my friend S to sit beside me and sing so I couldn't hear my voice and she (thankfully) agreed. It was a lot of fun. I was really embarassed but people told me I did a good job. I'm just glad it wasn't horrible.

Tonight I'll be heading to the usual place (just as I promised) for Karaoke. I won't be singing. It's way too daunting to sing there. Too many really good singers and I know too many people.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

So.... XMG isn't XMG anymore. He's GIAD (Guy I Am Dating). We are back on.... sorta. It's probably a mistake for me to agree but he wants us to date. He says that with time this whole thing will probably blow over. Don't ask me to define 'dating' because I'm not sure I can. He still likes me... I still like him... so we're going to date and see where it goes. So I'll go with it. See what happens. Live and learn right.

Something that has been on my mind the last little while I'm finally going to post. We all know I'm spoiled right. I'm spoiled by my Dad and by my friends. What I want to know is why. Not that I don't love it because duh of course I love it. I just don't understand it. What makes people want to spoil me. What do I do that inspires people to spoil me? I get random things bought for me. People do all kinds of things for me. When I ask why I'm told 'because you're you. You're awesome' but what I don't understand is WHY.

I know I'm a good person. I know I'm a caring person. I'm fun, smart and funny... it isn't that I think I'm a bad person or something. I just want to know what you all are seeing that makes you spoil me. lol

Edit: I quit the second job today. My last day for both jobs is Aug. 9. I'm so excited. This time there is no going back. If I was still only being scheduled a little bit I wouldn't have quit but the manager only followed that for a short time and then I was back on the schedule as much as before December. So this time I'm really leaving.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

I'm really excited. The people I interviewed with on Friday for the job I really want to get called me this morning. They'd like to set up an interview with the Director. When I heard her message I was a little nervous that it was the 'I'm sorry we aren't going to hire you' spiel. Turns out I was wrong. Not jumping the gun.. it doesn't mean I have the job. Just one step closer to it.

Went out with some friends last night. I didn't stay long because I was extremely tired. I tried to leave a couple times but my keys kept getting taken away from me. It was sweet they all wanted me to stay. I promised to go out on Thursday if they'd just give me my keys.

Edit: Well I am no longer jobless. In fact today I got offered two jobs. I turned down the bank and opted for accounting assistant (originally interviewed for payables but they thought I'm better suited to the position I received) and I start on Aug. 14. I'm really excited.
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