Wednesday, January 11, 2006

My butt is KILLING me

Reasons this is so short and sweet today and why I started so late (or why I have now started some kind of addiction to lists)...

(Oh, and no, that was not my picture yesterday with the before and after hair...made me laugh just to think of it! I'm waaaay older and not nearly so tiny and cute. You mean you missed me here (no, not Mel's cutie-cute baby...keep scrolling down)?? I'm hurt.)

1. The computer chair broke and my ass is killing me. Somehow we managed to break it in such a way that it's still in one piece but has no padding whatsoever. I don't understand it at all. And Mr. Blogger spent much of last night researching the ultimate office chairs that we simply HAVE to have. I have told him that he needs to scale it down a bit. He hates it when I say that.

BELIEVE ME, baby got plenty of back over here, but this is like sitting on cement. That can't be good for Peanut.

2. I spent the better part of the morning following up with some banks I spoke to last week, just to let them know that as it turned out, I didn't go out of town, so you know, I am available for an interview...should you be so interested. Hint hint.

I did have one phone interview also, as well as what I now refer to as THE NEVERENDING SURVEY sent to me via email from one credit union I sent a resume to last week. If I have to read sentences such as "I enjoy being in a leadership role" or "I value the opinions and tastes of others" ONE MORE TIME...I may scream.

3. I got up early this morning to go through the whole progesterone suppository extravaganza as I do every morning (and night), but instead of just lying there for an hour for things to um, ABSORB, I completely fell back asleep. And I slept for two whole hours. It was nirvana. I call my usual bedtime sleep experience The Nap Between Every Other Hour Trips to the Bathroom.

4. Oh oh! Just as I typed in the number 4, I got a phone call from another bank! I now have an interview this Friday at 10:30. Woo hoo! But she has to call me back because she was trying to look up the salary range for the position (I REALLY hope it's what I'm looking for because this branch is not even TWO MILES from my house...MAN that would be great!).

She called and it's PERFECT...ok...calm down...don't jinx it.

5. I spilled fresh spinach and cheese ravioli (YUMMY) all over the computer desk earlier. Shhhh...don't tell MB.

6. Ok...I'll give you some hints on the whole cousin thing from yesterday, seeing as how I was branded as a big fat meanie and all:

* If I told you his first name it would mean nothing to you because he goes by something else professionally.

* He's my mother's first cousin, but eight years younger.

* He's NOTHING like the character he's best known for. (No, he's not Pee Wee Herman.)

* I told Melanhead. (I had to...she made me Person of the Week!) See if you can get it out of her.

Good luck...and may you not be disappointed!


Blogger emily said...

SOMEONE thought that was YOU?! That is SO funny!

And perhaps I'm reading too much into this but isn't your cousin a porn star? And really, what's a name in that business?

4:51 PM  
Blogger Brooke said...

Ha ha ha very funny. But you know what IS hilarious? There IS a porn star whose stage name is my exact first and middle name.

I saw her on Entertainment Tonight years ago talking about a need for HIV testing in the industry and when they said her name, I just about fell off my chair!

4:59 PM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

Re: the computer chair -- I am not necessarily one for splurging (OK, maybe I am, just on critical things like clothes and handbags), but a nice office chair can be soooo wonderful if you spend a lot of time in it. I had one of those expensive Herman Miller Aeron chairs in my last job and I loved it. When I left the job I almost cried to leave my chair and my PowerBook.

Good luck with the interviews!

p.s. -- OK, not Pee Wee Herman -- is your cousin Carrot Top? ;-)

5:10 PM  
Blogger DebbieDoesLife said...

Those were NOT hints!!!!

BTW, I am the next person of the week (and should be on sometime tonight according to Melanhead. So, you have to tell me now who the cousin is or at least give better clues.

5:32 PM  
Blogger emily said...

Seriously, if he's not a porn star then those do not count as clues. Those were crappy crap crap just to get us all riled up.

5:38 PM  
Anonymous mom said...

Good luck with the job thing. And rest while you can because work commeth.

Interesting thought: did the chair break or did you break the chair?

While you're researching an office chair, see if you can come up with a desk for me. I'm looking.

6:02 PM  
Blogger aka Brandi said...

A) Thanks for the good wishes - I'm feeling better already.

2) I'm adding you to my page for better linking goodness, if that's ok with you.

C) I followed the super-fun clickage to your picture and you look SO FUN! If I come back to SD soon, we'll have to meet up for a coffee!

6:27 PM  
Blogger Ditsy Chick said...

Crossing my fingers for the jobs. Splurge on the chair, if you sit it for long periods of time, it is worth saving your back. Take it from me, I know.

Hints? I'm off to pester Melany, because I come up with a big fat nothing!

9:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

think drugs not porn
sorry couldn't help myself because i know
and older

9:42 PM  
Anonymous m-i-l said...

I hope the job just two miles away comes up! And that the salary may be sufficient to mean that my dear son can get the super-duper office chair his excellent taste would prefer, and also allow him to live in the style to which he would very much like to become accustomed! ;-D

Seriously, I wish you very good luck (not that I believe in luck) with the job!

But remember, don't take on too much! Look after yourself! Your health (and Peanut's) comes first. In any new job you take on you really must learn to delegate, and be able to let things go. Be a Good Enough person! It's all any of us can do! :-)

1:40 AM  
Blogger Arabella said...

Best of luck with the job! Get yourself a new chair!

5:39 AM  
Blogger Tink said...

Pffft. Those weren't CLUES! They were teasers. I'm glad you don't describe things for the blind as a profession ;). Go get a good chair. Peanut deserves it. Your butt deserves it. My office provides me with something straight out of a classroom to sit in. I'm looking for the plastic desk that attaches to it.

8:28 AM  
Anonymous TB said...

Brook, you're MEAN. Hints = not at all helpful. Now I will go and pester Melanhead.

Best of luck with the interviews!

9:26 AM  
Anonymous MB (the other one) said...

I know - I know!! ( I have never forgetten who your cuz is, Brooke! You told me in college at some point - maybe when you were drunk -ha ha) "Drugs" is a good hint - "weed" is better!

Good luck with the job prospects!!

1:42 PM  
Blogger Rock said...

Pauly Shore?

These aren't hints! "He walks upright and speaks through his mouth and drives a car - uh ok".

Hmm - 8 years younger, fake first name....

Dirk Diggler?

5:09 PM  
Blogger Rock said...

Not Cheech Marin?

5:11 PM  
Blogger Brooke said...

We have a WINNER!!!

Rock got's Cheech.

I can't believe you guys didn't get it from the "weed" reference earlier! ;)

5:18 PM  
Blogger Rock said...

"Thank you very much, really thank you. I'd like to thank a few people, first my parents - for having me born at a time when these "non-clues" would actually make sense to me....."

That was fun - now I'm going to work on the porn star name.

8:15 PM  
Blogger John said...

Wow. Cheech.

Hook a blogger up. He's got good stuff?

Anyways, GOOD LUCK WITH THE JOB!!! Do it to it!

11:57 PM  
Blogger Tink said...

ROFL. Cheech?! Holy shit. Great guess Rock. *Shakes head* Family reunions gotta be awesome. :)

8:18 AM  
Anonymous m-i-l said...

HEEEYYYY! Something I didn't have to google! I know Cheech & Chong! They were in the opening scene of that famously under-rated film 'Yellowbeard'! :-D

(Yeah, OK, I'm weird! When did you ever doubt it? ;-) )

12:06 PM  

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