Friday, October 27, 2006

One Week

Well, today officially starts the 1 week countdown to "The Big Move" (capitalized and quoted for extra emphasis). Well, I guess technically, the apartment is mine as of the 1st and I will start moving some things that day... but the "official" start to "The Big Move" will be next Friday, when Ms. Amie will be helping me move all of my boxed belongings to the new apartment.
I should be nervous. I should be FREAKING OUT at this point. But.. not so much with the paranoid freaking out yet. Kinda happy about that. If I can avoid freaking out about something relating to "The Big Move" until at least Thursday, I will be very ^_^ (which, is me saying happy, but with ^_^, because it seems to give it that extra ^_^ that only ^_^ can bring).
Oh. And, today has been quite a good day so far. Not only did I get to eat pizza today... I got to eat FREE pizza today. Free pizza is like regular pizza, but it tastes so much better when I don't have to pay for it. The only down-side to the free pizza was that, even though I was the one who called in the order, as well as the one who ran up to get the free pizza, I didn't get to order a plain cheese pizza. :( I had to pick off all the toppings in order to have my free cheese pizza. *sigh* But, another good thing about today's free pizza is that I got to pick where it was ordered from, so I had me some delicious, almost-only-cheese, free Bob's pizza. Mmmmm... Oh, how I love when the regional managers come to visit. They feed us and that makes the Karen ^_^ (see? Again with the happy being replaced by ^_^, because "makes the Karen happy" doesn't look as cool as "makes the Karen ^_^).

Now, to go home, stay up as late as humanly possible, sleep in tomorrow, do some power packing, nap, wake up, do some more power packing, wow until 3:30am Sunday, come into work until 5am, and the go home and pass out before waking up on Sunday to pack some more... I have a feeling this weekend will be a bit of a ball sucker, but it'll be my last weekend of frantic living, so I guess it deserves to suck a little.

Music pick for the Day: "99 Luftballons" by Nena
Beverage for the Day: Cherry Coke (in a bottle!)
Socks for the Day: Black Halloween knee-highs with cross bones up the front and orange trim on top

The Art of Seducing... through optimism?

Your Seduction Style: Au Natural

You rank up there with your seduction skills, though you might not know it.
That's because you're a natural at seduction. You don't realize your power!
The root of your natural seduction power: your innocence and optimism.

You're the type of person who happily plays around and creates a unique little world.
Little do you know that your personal paradise is so appealing that it sucks people in.
You find joy in everything - so is it any surprise that people find joy in you?

You bring back the inner child in everyone you meet with your sincere and spontaneous ways.
Your childlike (but not childish) behavior also inspires others to care for you.
As a result, those who you befriend and date tend to be incredibly loyal to you.

(and, it's still technically the 26th for me, so these don't count as Friday's picks)
Music pick for the Day: "Out Tonight" by Rosario Dawson (Rent)
Beverage for the Day: Apple-Cherry juice
Socks for the Day: Green and black "Wicked Girl" Halloween socks

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Turtles and cable

Turtles. I <3 turtles. Why? I really don't know. But, I love them even if there is no reason for it. And, I love WoW. So, what do I do when I see today that there is a turtle mount on E-Bay from the new TCG? I squeal. A lot. And then forward it to everyone so they, too, can be in awe of the awesome that is a turtle mount. But, the frakking thing sold for $400! That is insane! (although, if I had an extra $400 to blow, I'd totally buy it). But, alas, I have to save up money since in a week I will be officially on my own. And, I called today to get my electric, cable and telephone installed. But, getting the phone set up was very frustrating. I now know what customers mean when they say they hate dealing with us. I hate dealing with us, too. But, after 3 phone calls, I finally have an appointment set up for next Friday to get my cable/internet/phone installed.


So, this post was pretty "meh" and I apologize to anyone who read it. My creativity today is being sucked away by the evil that is Michigan. Curse you Michigan, and your crazy collections! Curse you to Hades!!

Music pick for the Day: "The Internet is for Porn" by The cast from Avenue Q (MUPPETS!!)
Beverage for the Day: Cherry Coke
Socks for the Day: Halloween socks with ghosts all over them (to go with my "Spooky" shirt)

Monday, October 23, 2006



I hate Mondays. I hate being at work on Mondays. I hate getting out of bed on Mondays. And, I really hate feeling like poo and on the brink of getting a cold on Mondays. Mondays are, in most cases, for the lose.

Ways to make Mondays suck less:
1. Mandatory 1/2 day only at work (since it's the first day of the work week, it would ease you into getting back into the swing of work).
2. Mandatory 1/2 day would start at 1pm (so there would be plenty of time to sleep in and avoid having to get up early on Mondays).
3. Mandatory siesta time (because everyone can use a nap on Mondays).
4. Free caffinated beverages and animal crackers throughout the day (because nothing says Happy Day like Cherry Coke and edible zebras).
5. Handsome, agile Romanian man-servants to distribute said crackers and soda (and, to hand feed me animal crackers and give me massages and talk to me with sexy accents).
6. Get paid time and a half to work Mondays (for 4 hours, with an hour siesta break, 2 hour Romanian massage break, and 1/2 an hour to be fed animal crackers).

Hmmm... perhaps I should have added this to the "suggestions" section of this year's Employee Opinion Survery. I wonder if there is still time.....

Music pick for the Day: "Portions for Foxes" by Rilo Kiley
Beverage for the Day: Coke
Socks for the Day: Blue argyle knee highs

Thursday, October 19, 2006


And, to finish off the day:

my pet!

Happy Day

Wow. Just... wow! Considering that the last month has been not the best for me, I needed a day like today to bring my spirits up!
So, I was browsing the ToD forums today, and Dru posted that Best Buy now has the Collector's Edition of The Burning Crusade on sale for pre-order. Thinking I had missed the opportunity to order this when nearly all other retailers annoucned earlier this week that they were sold out, this news made me giddy! So, I go to preorder, and realized that Scott had my debit card. So, I call home and get the card info. While talking to Scott, he tells me that I got a call today from the apartment lady: I got the apartment! I have been literally shaking for the past half an hour, just giddy as can be! Not only did I find a place to live, but I also will be getting the CE for the expansion!!!

And, if anything bad happens today to ruin my mood, I shall unleash a wrath so mighty that even God himself will cower in fear at the sight of me. Seriously.
But, for now, /happy dance.


Music pick for the Day: "Karma Slave" by Splashdown
Beverage for the Day: Spiced Black tea
Socks for the Day: pink Tinkerbell knee-highs (which, I think will be my new lucky socks)

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

For shame

So, I decided it'd be fun to try out a quiz-thingy and post it here. Well, here I was, googling for quizzes and I came across one that got my interest: How Normal Are You? Of course, I had to take the quiz! Surely I am not normal at all! I am so anti-normal, I was destined to get a negative number! So, I proceed to take the quiz. I answer the questions, select my code for my results and:

You Are 55% Normal

While some of your behavior is quite normal...
Other things you do are downright strange
You've got a little of your freak going on
But you mostly keep your weirdness to yourself

What? 55% normal? Life doesn't even make sense anymore!!

So, then I took quiz that said it would tell me my superhero name. AND!:
Your Superhero Profile

Your Superhero Name is The Caped Viking
Your Superpower is Piracy
Your Weakness is Crosses
Your Weapon is Your Fungal Gun
Your Mode of Transportation is Submarine

Ok. Now that makes me a little happy.

So, I find another one: What's Your Theme Song?

Your Theme Song is Back in Black by AC/DC

"Back in black, I hit the sack,
I've been too long, I'm glad to be back"

Things sometimes get really crazy for you, and sometimes you have to get away from all the chaos.
But each time you stage your comeback, it's even better than the last!

\m/ >_< \m/

And, finally, I now know who I really am. Because the internet said so (although, it does speak some truth...):
You Are An ENFJ

The Giver

You strive to maintain harmony in relationships, and usually succeed.
Articulate and enthusiastic, you are good at making personal connections.
Sometimes you idealize relationships too much - and end up being let down.
You find the most energy and comfort in social situations ... where you shine.

You would make a good writer, human resources director, or psychologist.

Music pick for the Day: "Hungry Like the Wolf" by Duran Duran
Beverage for the Day: Cherry Coke
Socks for the Day: Orange, green, purple and black striped Halloween knee-highs

Monday, October 16, 2006


So, it's October in Wisconsin and it's a wee bit chilly out there. Last week, when the temperature dropped and we started seeing flurries, I got out my coat and scarf to help against the cold. However, over the course of the last 7 months, I've somehow managed to misplace my favorite pair of mittens. Now, this makes me a sad Karen. I love winter, I love snow, I love the cold air... but, I can't enjoy it as much, knowing my blue mittens are lost somewhere.
I shall have to start another search party tonight after work to see if Jackson and I are able to find the mittens. I... I just can't bring myself to give up hope yet. I know they are there somewhere, just waiting for me to come find them.
And find them, I shall.

Music pick for the Day: "No Sleep Tonight" by the Faders
Beverage for the Day: Water, from a virgin ecosystem at the edge of a primitive rainforest, thousands of miles from the nearest industrialized continent... (or so the label says)..
Socks for the Day: Orange, green, purple and black crazy designed Halloween socks with spiders on the ankles

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Pumpkins and jello shots

With it being October and Halloween drawing closer everyday, it's inevitable to have someone throw a Halloween party, at which you are expected to dress up in order to enter the door. Now, in past years, I had gone along with it, dressing as a black angel, and then as a gothic girl scout (I'm not really goth... I just really like black), but I am stumped this year as to what I should be. Part of me is almost saying "Ah, screw it! Don't go to the party! Stay home and WoW!", but then part of me is saying "Get off of the damn computer for one night and go talk to real people again!". So, I'm a bit torn. Plus, if I do go to said party, I will have a little over one week to get a costume (read: buy a costume or wear something from previous years), which I'm not too keen on at the moment.

...wait a minute... I could totally go as a character from WoW! I could be... a human! But, considering the group of people I will be with at the party, I think Myrt and I would be the only ones who would find it funny.

Oh, well. Back to the drawing board.
/sad Karen in snow

Music pick for the Day: "Smile" by the Gufs
Beverage for the Day: Cherry Coke
Socks for the Day: Pink, green and black striped Halloween socks (with attached pumpkins!)

Wednesday, October 11, 2006


So, for the past few months, my main obsession in life has been a TV show called Veronica Mars. I have been doing my part to make sure everyone, their grandma, and their grandma's grandma watch this show. So far, I have turned at least 13 people into Veronica Mars junkies and feel all warm and fuzzy when I think about that. However, the 2nd episode of season 3 was on last night.. and I haven't watched it yet! Surely this is a sign that the end times are near. I think I almost gave Amie a heart attack today when I informed her that I had yet to watch it. But, tonight Lost is on, so I'll have yet another hour of TV to catch up on. *sigh* Perhaps I'll watch the VM tonight and then watch Lost tomorrow night on from the comfort of my computer chair.
Also, a friend of mine suggested I watch Ugly Betty.. and I have to say it was a pretty darn good show. I will have to see if ABC has it up on their site tonight for me to watch the second episode.
AND! It's Wednesday! That means Project: Runway is on tonight, too!

... you know... I think I may watch too much TV.

Music pick for the Day: "Rebel Prince" by Rufus Wainwright
Beverage for the Day: Coke
Socks for the Day: Felix the Cat ankle socks

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Troubled Times

Have you ever had a time in your life when nothing seems to be going as planned and that life as you know it seems to be spiraling away from you at record speed... but at the same time you can't remember the last time you were this happy? I guess it sounds a little contradictory and perhaps I am the only person who feels these mixed emotions, but if the last three weeks have taught me anything, it's that I needed to have the life that I'd been living sucked away from me so that I can once again be genuinely happy.

No more monotony. No more worry. No more questioning my worth. Now... now it's all about the unicorns.


Music pick for the Day: "Troubled Times" by Fountains of Wayne
Beverage for the Day: Mountain Dew
Socks for the Day: Red and black striped knee-highs