Thursday, February 25, 2010

Highway 40 is open!

I must have missed the announcement that the construction on Highway 40 in St. Louis was completed and open for commuting since before Christmas of 2009! Taking 40 is a seemingly much more direct route to my second job, so the other night after hearing the good news at work, I decided to go home through that way to see how much faster it might be for me. Overall, I'd say I am impressed with the work they've done. What an extremely smooth road surface they have achieved!! I mean, it was so smooth I *almost* forgot I was driving a couple of times!! 'Thumbs up' boys for functionality!

As for style...only a 'Meh.' Of course, after having traveled in several cities across America, I can definitely see areas that were suffering a loss of creativity. I'm thinking immediately of the fantastically decorative overpasses in Dallas, Texas I saw last November...

Or how about these earthen colored overpasses in Albuquerque, New Mexico? Most likely they used local materials for these jobs. It's fitting for the region and a welcome sight to these St. Louis eyes!

Unfortunately we were left with ordinary concrete overpasses and another opportunity to show some local love and hometown pride has gone down the drain. Maybe we should have given the designers a bit of a testosterone booster and atleast gotten some animals near the Zoo or *something*!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Seeing 20/20 - Not!

I've been having some right eye vision issues lately. For the past week or so, I've had a light sensitivity and everything is blurred & white-washed. Let's just say, it's a good thing I'm not an energy auditor, precision is not my friend these days!

So I went to the eye doctor yesterday and he said I have white blood cells in my eye. Also he said this is a symptom from some other issue going on in my body and that in a week, if it's not better I need to seek blood work from my primary care Dr. to find out what's going on. In the meantime, I give myself milky eye drops every 4 hours. Keep me in your prayers!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

Crush alert: Anthony Bourdain

It's true...a bit of a dirty little secret I have to admit but lately I've just had a *thing* for Anthony Bourdain! I mean, hello, he's tall and he makes dang good money by traveling around the entire world EATING for goodness sakes.

How have I managed to miss his show called "No Reservations" all these years? There's just something intriguing about the rise and fall of his voice as he narrates. He's also a writer, which is hot. Of course he has a serious potty mouth and some of the things he eats, I would die before putting in my mouth, but based on sound alone though, I think he could even make diet supplement reviews sound interesting. I like that he searches for more than just cuisine from the locations he visits. I felt happy for him on the episode where he FINALLY got his shellfish tower LOL Anthony, slice me off a piece of whatever you are serving!

Blog neglect!

This poor blog, it's suffering from a serious case of me! I have a ton of ideas in my head for stories I'll be getting to very shortly. That is if I can read my own writing from the scratch notes I jotted down while driving!

Don't expect any alli reviews but I may mention some weight loss issues here and there that I've been tossing around in my head. That's part of the problem, the ideas are in my head and I need to get them out put into action.

So for now, BeccA's Buzz, please accept my humble apologies. I promise to pick up my pace and prioritize my time to include a visit to you as often as I can from here on out! *>*>Hugs<*<*

Friday, February 05, 2010

Back to school?

I've spoken recently about my need to find a new career. I was never one for school much, had a hard time transitioning from private school back into public school which ultimately contributed to the demise of my scholastic career in my Junior year of high school. Sigh...

I do regret not finishing high school even though I did get my G.E.D. about 2 months before I would have graduated. Still, that G.E.D. never offers me an invitation to a class reunion :(

Speaking of higher education, I have dabbled around it a few times. I took a Certified Nurses Assistant course at the local community college and worked in that field for a few short years. Later, I took Accounting 101 at a different branch of the local area community college and finished at the top of my class! Of course, my prior on the job experience in the field added to my success.

Thinking about changing or adding to my current career in the Accounting and Payroll field, I'm not sure how I feel about online business administration degrees. I think I need to do a bit more research. Obvious questions keep popping up in my mind. Having no face to face contact with your instructor seems a bit odd. If you have to ask questions, do you just email? Now we are relying on our skills to communicate our needs or questions via written word as well as interpret a response accordingly. Still, when I have ventured out into the job pool at various times over the past few years, a lack of a degree of some kind was a thorn on my resume. I have known several people who have had great success with online classes! Perhaps I should consider and reconsider my options and take a class or two from an accredited online college. I'll keep you updated!

Blog neglect

This blog is suffering from some SERIOUS neglect. I'm surprised the blog-police haven't been around to arrest me yet!

Sometimes, life gets in the way and before you know it, it's been a week since you've done something you normally do everyday! Many things have gone by the wayside the past few weeks, not just my blog. Things around the house like dishes and straightening up...which all comes before the actual cleaning of anything. It's that busy time of year at my main job right now, tax season!

Soon though, things will begin to move back to a normal pace and I may even be looking for a new place to live. So I won't be as concerned with straightening up as I will with boxing things up! :) Hopefully that will mean I am moving on up. I have a few ideas in mind but for now, I am praying about the situation and waiting on the Lord. It's a big decision to move and it hits me about every 5 or so years. So hopefully wherever I end up this next time, I will be able to stay for a while. Then I will need to start considering some new careers because I won't want to keep working 2 jobs just to keep my head above water, like I do now. If I'm working 2 jobs, it will be to get ahead!! So we'll see. In the meantime, I have several blog posts stewing in my mind so stay tuned!!