Friday, June 24, 2005

wake up.

My father says that almost the whole world is asleep. Everybody you know, everybody you see, everybody you talk to. He says that only a few people are awake and they live in a state of constant, total amazement.
-Meg Ryan to Tom Hanks in Joe vs. the Volcano

watch out- I'm in a mood.

So I loved the seminar that I went to last week. I am convinced that Roy Williams is some kind of genius. See
We had a good time in Austin for the most part. Quite a driving experience. As one of our friends living in Austin mentioned, the roads haven’t quite caught up with the city’s growth… and they apparently didn’t plan well for expansion. Oh well, we made it in one piece. We rented an Expedition… I have to say, it was fun driving that monster.

After going to the seminar last week, I’ve been doing some thinking about a little something I said on my blog right before going back to work. The part about me being glad that my job doesn’t define me. Yeah, well, that’s just not good. If we all spend 8 hours a day/5days a week doing something that does not in some way fit who we are…. then what the flip is the point? I know, I know, this isn’t a mind-boggling, first-time ever thought… we’ve all thought this before… it’s just so disappointing when the honeymoon part of a job wears off and the reality of things hits you… I’m not in love with this… but I am remaining faithful and giving my all anyway. I just have to remember what my history teacher in highschool used to say: Everything is going to be okay. One of the most important & most useful things I’ve ever learned. Mr. Cap was right… everything usually does end up being okay. :) What kind of torture have I been going through since going to that seminar? I hate “office” work. I hate offices in general. Anyway, I don’t want to think about this any more… I love Office Space… what a great movie. Speaking of jobs, here's some good management advice:

So, last night, Mel, Nicole & I were talking about how crazy Tom Cruise is. He babbles on & on about nothing… has anyone seen that Oprah with him jumping on the sofa about Katie? Yeah, well, I’m not even talking about him & that Katie thing… I could care less about it… I’m talking about just Tom… not Katie… just him. He doesn’t make any sense… ever. That’s why Oprah had to interrupt him a couple times & go to a commercial & pretend like he wasn’t a babbling nonsensical fool. Poor Oprah… I have to wonder what’s going through her head sometimes. I don’t think I could do it… don’t think I could pretend like someone is saying something intelligent that’s worth listening to… when they’re clearly not. But she’s obviously got a knack for it as she has made a very good living for herself doing just that. Why does America listen to what actors & actresses have to say when most of them haven’t even had ANY sort of decent education? Tom just repeats the same things over & over like a broken record.

Wanna check out his rad website?
Okay, I’ll stop now... enough bashing. Gosh, sorry… when I start reminding myself of Tom, that’s a cue that it’s a good time to stop. I have a feeling that the Tom Cruise Fan Club is going to hate me.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

boom goes the dynamite...

Hey! What the heck is wrong with me?!?!? I’m not good at this blogging stuff lately! Dang!

Anyway, I’m back at work and things are going okay. Speaking of work, they’re sending me to Austin tomorrow to a seminar. I’m really looking forward to it. I’ve heard TONS of great things about it… when I get back from my trip I’ll have to write all about it… something tells me that it’ll be quite inspiring. It’s called the “Wizard Academy”. I hear that all who attend are never the same. Rebecca is joining us on this adventure… I think it’s gonna flippin' awesome.

On a completely random & different note, has anyone ever tried “Press & Seal”? That stuff is SOOOO GREAT! I HATE SYRANWRAP! I’m all about Press&Seal, baby! I had dinner with Bethany last week & we both started talking about how great it is… I guarantee we’ll both be lifetime customers of Press & Seal. i guarantee...

Here’s a quote that I want to have framed one day:

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
-Dr. Seuss

Man, is that my motto or what? That Dr. Seuss was a genius!
Catch you all next week! Have a great weekend!

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