Friday, May 29, 2009

Where, o where o where is 'Gavin and Stacey'?

Did anyone else watch this show? 'Gavin and Stacey' was on BBC America and it seems like FOREVER since they've had a new episode! Have they been canceled or what? They left us on a clif hanger, of course...and I need me some 'Gavin and Stacey'!!! It's like watching 1/2 of a really great movie and then getting up and leaving, never to see how it comes out. Ugh! Why must they leave us hanging like this? Maybe they are off discovering the new best diet pills for Smithy and many cameras are actually on them? LOL Just joking, that's part of their charms! BRING BACK GAVIN AND STACEY ALREADY!!

Time for a new career?

In these harsh economic times, a growing number of people are considering going back to school to learn a new trade. I have considered this option. I have always been interested in forensic science and crime scene investigation. I also have a love of photography so I'm thinking......perhaps a mix of the two?

I really enjoy tv shows such as The First 48, Crime 360 or Forensic Files. I feel like I've learned alot from watching real shows like these over the years but of course there's always more I could learn. We have a client at my work who is a forensic anthropologist and she was telling me about a class that St. Louis University has that I am considering. You don't have to be employed in the field to take the class, which is nice. Not 100% sure I can afford the class, it's $850 but I can make payments on it until it's paid for.

The class is called 'Medicolegal Death Investigators Training Course'. It's a 1 week course offered only 3 times a year that covers 29 topics of study ranging from 'Are you sure it's a natural death?' to 'Identification techniques' to 'SIDS' and more! I am really considering taking this class...I mean, it's not like I'm capable of creating a new wonder acne treatment that will make millions! I certainly don't like hearing my boss say it's time to close the office because he's out of money...again! I need a little better stability and there will always be crime! How about you, considering education for a new career?

Thursday, May 28, 2009

1st shipments have arrived

I'm not sure what's gotten into me lately, but it seems like I've been shopping online an unusual amount lately! Now, there's the occasional shipment of things like your best acne treatment. Some people even have that kind of stuff on auto ship!

No, I'm not talking about that. I'm saying these are things I've actually sought out and ordered recently. It's odd because I rarely buy online and have packages to wait for, and now all of a sudden theres a bunch of them all at once. I'm just trying to remember them all! Of course, since you know how much I love a good list, I've created this one to help me keep it all straight. Here are some of the items that are on their way to me right now:

  • Binoculars from my credit card rewards program
  • (2) sets of 'Star' shaped earrings from the free silver site
  • Mother of Pearl ring from the free silver site
  • Black and white summer dress from Evans in the UK
  • (2) 8" LCD Picture Frames from
  • LTD Commodities order
The first shipments have now arrived, so I can check off the binoculars and the 2 pair of 'star' shaped earrings from the list. On a side note, I'm a little disappointed to get an email today (2 days after I ordered the dress) notifying me that Evans now has dresses on sale for 20% off. I called and they can't give me a refund on the discount but they are, as a goodwill gesture, refunding my cost of shipping. Which is 7.50 GBP. More than the 20% off (6.00 GBP) would have been, so I can't complain there, I just wish they had a policy like most US retailers do, if the price goes on sale in the next 7-10 days after you buy it, they give you the sale price. Oh well! I'll take it either way!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Life is so busy these days...

There's work every day, something going on practically every night and sometimes extra work, too. Just seems like there's a lot going on right now...parties of all sorts, graduations, family reunions, holidays, meetings, birthdays, traffic school, court, benefits, hair cuts, car maintenance, bills, cleaning, family, pet meds, losing weight, skin care, sick people...the list goes on and on!Of course, some things never stop knocking at the getting healthy and losing weight. If you don't ever start, you can't ever finish, right?! LOL It's not like I'm going to go out in search of some diet pills or anything like that. I just need to start off by making better decisions. I know I talk about this alot on my blog because I want to be open about my intentions. I need the reminder right in front of me. So keep me in your prayers, all. It's gonna be 'no rest for the weary' for a while yet!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Pet Peeves. Yeah, I got em'

I have a few pet peeves, I think we all do. As much as we try to be tolerant of other people's habits and quirks, sometimes things bug us and we just can't help it. I'm sure if we could list all our pet peeves we'd end up with a list a mile long!

Today I'd like to mention just one special pet peeve of mine. Any guesses? No, it's not people who look down at their hands while they play piano. No, it's not when people text while driving, although that is high on my list.

Today's pet peeve has to do with telephone calls. Here's the situation, they either:
1. Never have their phone on
2. Never answer the phone when you call
3. Never call back when they see the 'missed call' or
4. Never return your call when you leave a message!

UGH! Seriously...maybe it's the Italian in me, but that is sooo disrespectful. Nothing says, 'you aren't important like to me' like not being answered or called back. Especially if you leave a message saying hey, I need some information you have. I understand people are busy...what, like I'm not?? I guess some people just don't put the same importance on the certain things we do but it really does get under my skin when it happens over and over again with the same people.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

America, you done good! Kris Allen wins American Idol!

This season of American Idol was pretty good. I can't say it was my favorite though. I didn't feel particularly partial to any one contestant this year. If I had to pick, I'd say my favorite was Danny Gokey. I liked his story and his performances. After he was eliminated, I really thought Adam Lambert was going to win.

I mean, Adam has all the attributes to be the next biggest thing on the goth/emo scene! I just couldn't stand to hear him screaming anymore. There's a fine line between carrying a note and screeching and he crossed that line. Alot. I just figured the emo and goth kids who text to the friends they are standing next to rather than speaking in case an adult would happen to hear them, would have burned up the airwaves voting for Adam. The kids these days can text in their pockets without even looking! I didn't even bother voting to be honest, because I thought it was a waste of time and'd be like calling a Pleasanton motorcycle accident attorney even though the bike went down in Sturgis. You know what I'm saying?

But America voted well! I think Kris Allen is great and I'm glad he won. Congrats Kris! The finale show was great and I enjoyed most of the various performances. Adam fit right in on stage with Kiss (good to see someone does)!!! It was especially satisfying to see Tatiana being corralled by security as she tried to sing her way back into the competition. Never give up hope, sista! LOL In the end, Kris was awarded the winner and I'm excited to see what he will be busy doing in the upcoming months!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Wow, what a beautiful day in St. Louis!

I can't wait to get outside...I slept in this morning but now I'm ready to get out and about :)

On today's agenda is to vacuum my car, pick up a get well card for a friend in the hospital, meet up with some friends and go visit her in the hospital, dinner with friends and then I'm open! I'm in a great mood, had a great pancake breakfast and I'm ready for just about anything! Well, not shopping for wholesale computers, I'll save that for a rainy day :)

I've missed my blog, haven't posted in a while. Funny how Facebook seems to grab all my extra online time these days....but I'm happy to come back and blog too. How about you? What are your plans for this beautiful day? Anyone having a bbq they'd like to invite me too? LOL