Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sexting: the good, the bad, the ugly (NSFW)

Sexting...Ok, who's done it before? This topic seems to be coming up in conversation a LOT lately. Well beyond the point of coincidence - and it's a little strange to me. Not the act of sexting (although that's a little strange to me too), but just how many times the topic of sexting has come up in daily life over the last few weeks.

Let me give you, Exhibit A: This weekend I had a movie marathon with Sophia and Consuela (of PCBH fame) and one of the movies we watched was Up in the Air - great movie but super sad, right? However, there was a part about 1/2 way in, where Vera Farmiga and George Clooney start sexting because they're in different cities at the time.

Monday, March 29, 2010

THIS, on the Day that Jesus Died for our Sins...

As I mentioned on Friday, this week MUST be a better week than last week. Last week at work was simply frustrating. I was sore from my half marathon run on Sunday, I came down with a terrible cough/cold that I'm still trying to work out of my system, and I was bogged down at work in a not-so-fun way. But it's a new day - new week for that matter - and I'm determined to make this one better than last week. That being said, it is Monday, which is never fun, but I DO have a 4-day work week, which makes everything that much better. I really should just look at today as a Tuesday - might help me get over the case of the Mondays. Yep, it's Easter week, and for some reason, my small company likes to discriminate and only celebrate Christian holidays so we have Good Friday off. But I can't complain, I LOVE 4-day work weeks and I definitely would be in favor of working 4, 10-hour days and have 3 day weekends all the time if my company allowed it. But alas, they do not.

Friday, March 26, 2010

You know what makes my blood boil?

My boss.

I know that I probably should NOT be blogging about work because of what happened to Meggles a few weeks ago, but this morning was one of the most ridiculous mornings-turned-into-lunch-hours I've ever had here with Dan. You see, Dan is the president of my company. And as the president, you kind of have to respect what he says, does, wants, etc, because at the end of the day, he's the one who signs your paycheck, amiright? But, as I've mentioned before, Dan is somewhat neurotic and a perfectionist - but only in the way that HE sees is perfect, not on a standard level-headed playing field of perfect. So, last week I had a HUGE project that I was working on for one of his clients. The project was a clusterfuck from the beginning - because Dan doesn't understand or take the time to understand how projects on the sister-side of the business work. So he throws everything together last minute, won't let me be the point person on the project because it's HIS client - but he comes up short on every single aspect and expects the rest of our staff to jump through hoops to cover up his blunders and not make him look bad. So the back end of this project has legitimately taken me about 30 hours to put together, between data analysis and reporting. And he doesn't give me any sort of expectation about the reports, he just expects me to "generate some charts from the data". Oh. Ok. Sure. Could you be a little more vague here???? You know, the data is only 52 pages of information from participants. Should be a snap! Right. Why don't you just strike me down RIGHT now because I would rather give myself paper cuts between my  fingers than spend the ungodly amount of time I know I'm going to have to spend on this.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tyler Herrin

Ok, so I really don't feel like doing much at work today, as a result I've wasted about 2.5 hours on my friend Tyler's Kickstarter, Youtube and Facebook page. He released his album for free download today to all of his "backers" (me!) so I've been enjoying the smooth sounds of Tyler Herrin most of the day. I also updated my "about me" page on my blog so check that out if you feel like it. But this post isn't about me, it's about Tyler. So here goes!

RIP Bella...

Out with the old and in with the new: Say goodbye to Bella/Bells/Bell and say hello to Blaire. I've run a half marathon, shed my caterpillar cocoon and turned into a new and improved version of my former self. Besides simply wanting a new name for myself, I have no other legitimate reason really to change it. But hey, I changed my hair up a little bit last week, I ran off a full average female's calorie intake in two hours on Sunday, so why not change my name too, right? Also - as Blaire, I plan to slightly re-invent myself and take a good hard look at those resolutions I made back in January and TRULY stick with them now. I've done an OK job with it thus far, but spring is in the air, which means summer is soon to follow, and I have yet to achieve the rock-hard body I yearn for, and yet to get out of any ONE of my 3 major debts I'm facing this year. I've chipped away, little by little, but really need to focus on knocking these out in the next few months. I will have ONE debt paid for sure by May (hooray!) and the other two are going to continue to take some time.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Nobody likes a Mr. Sniffles (or a Ms. Sniffles for that matter)

Well, i did it! I ran 13.1 miles on Sunday in the cold wet rain! And all in all, I'd say it was a pretty epic experience. I definitely surprised myself to find that I beat my own expectations by over 15 minutes. That's right, I ran the race in UNDER 2 hours! 1:57:11 to be exact. And I definitely patted myself on the back for that. It was invigorating and exciting, but i am so f-ing sore now. After the race, i could tell I was going to hate my muscles for a couple days but this is excruciating. On top of which, I woke up at 3:30am Monday morning unable to breathe except to cough up a lung. So that was sexy.

Friday, March 19, 2010

t minus 2 days...

and I'm running the half marathon. Holy Skittles I'm a little nervous. But I know I shouldn't be, I trained for almost 3 months - "I can do this if I set my mind to it! High school was a pain in the ass but I graduated" (name that movie...no? nothin? Billy Madison of course, then Billy's dad proceeds to tell him "you graduated because I paid your teachers to give you decent grades!) wamp wamp, I hope Mr. Madison didn't have anything to do with my training - like manipulating the treadmills to make me think I'm running 6 miles when in fact it's only 2. THAT would be a nightmare...AANNNYYWAY...

Friday, March 12, 2010

i feel like death run-over

ugh. why do i do this to myself? why do i allow myself to drink on thursday nights...at all? it never ends well. i feel like someone stabbed a fork into both of my eyeballs and twisted them around like spaghetti.

this is not going to be a good post. i'm also not capitalizing anything. on purpose. the shift key takes too much effort. as does completing coherent thoughts right now. so yeah. jerry is one of my allt-time fave bartenders, but i kind of hate him right now. for the shots. and there's plenty more where that came from. i'm not trying to insinuate anything there. i simply am typing the first thing that comes to my mind that translates to my fingers. right. ok.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

And the Twilight Saga Obsession Continues...

Well, it's here. The first full-length trailer of Eclipse debuted today. Yep, the third installment of the Twilight Saga has been made into a movie and is coming to a theatre near you in exactly 112 days! I. Cannot. Wait!

Yesterday, Theresa sent me this 10 second teaser and I was ecstatic! And today she sent me the Full Blown Aids version and I about peed my pants! Ok, that was a lot of back-linking on my part, but for those of you just joining the blog, I figure you need to know what and who I'm talking about. If you're a new reader, you may not be aware of my fasciniation with the Twilight Saga. And before you laugh at me and judge me for being a 24 year old who is fixated on a tween book-obsession, hear me out. I was very hesitant to give Twilight a shot at first.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Read-worthy Blogging

Or is it Blog-worthy Reading? I don't know. All I do know is that I've stumbled upon 2 more entertaining blogs over the last couple of days and I'd like to share them with you. You can check out my blog feed on the right column here -->

OR, you can look specifically here and here so that you know exactly which ones are new additions to my blog list. The first one - Sleep Talking Man - I came across thanks to 2b1b blogger Chris's entry today - one of his commenters left it for us to enjoy and it's kind of amazing. This woman has even included audio clips of her husband saying these crazy things in his sleep! I mean, I could listen to this shit for hours. But I better not since I'm kind of slammed at work today (notice the procrastination action that IS me, writing this entry today).

Monday, March 8, 2010

Blast from the Past - Holy Awkward

So this past Saturday was an interesting one. I went to Leon's in Decatur for happy hour with my girlfriends, and then headed over to my friend's house for a birthday party. Party was a lot of fun and it was good to see everyone - and eventually (as is the routine), the whole group went out to the bars in Buckhead. Stout was the pub of choice and I was having me a good ole time (as per usual). The drinks were flowing and I was feelin pretty good. So I step outside to make a phone call and all of a sudden, I hear a male voice call my name. I turn around and my jaw DROPS.