Thursday, October 30, 2008 1 comments

the adventures of my evil co worker

On the 17th i had this guy call in he has these HUGE windows on his house in WA. Well i spent like 30 min on the phone with him going over things and explaining things to get his drapes cleaned and get a good person out there to help him.

Starting in November he's having his house painted on the inside. So he wants them down the friday before (the 31st). So i scheduled it accordingly.

again thats a full 2 weeks.

well i gave it to her to schedule and put on B (boss driver)'s schedule. Apparently she put it on the "regular driver future order clip board".

So yesterday she goes...

"B can't make it to this one its not in the area he's going",

i said

"um, no thats been scheudled for over 2 weeks the guy is counting on us to go out there".

she snottly replies
"well, then you have to explain that to B, because i'm not going to get yelled at for you".

I dropped it there because i was already plotting her death at this point.

So just a few min ago D (our boss) asks us about it. She says:

"Rotty schedulded this and its not in his area so I called driver Y and had him pick it up because bill didn't want to go out there and it wasn't on his schedule".

i was like "um no wait a second. I scheduled that for the 31st on the 17th. you put it on the future order clip board"

she goes "no it was originally scheduled for the 17th see here where it says the 17th"

i said "No, It says the 17th on there because i messed up and when it printed out it didn't say what it was supposed to so i asked you to write the 31st on there for me and then put it on B's schdule. I've had that one schedlued since beofre he went on vacation. (ps. he went to montana all last week)"

and thats when D interjected and told me not to schedule for B anymore. Which is fine.

but i'm like really? just shove me under that bus

The Evil ShebeastCoworker

Okay so lets begin way back when....
When i first started here M was working here with C (who's job i have now). M wasn't liked by anyone. M no call, no showed my 2nd week here, and was fired. forward 3 weeks and she's rehired. she came back with a great attitude and was pleasant to work with

... present day.
i swear to jeebus she's the devil.

She freaks out over the smallest thing. if one customer calls to complain she's all sorts of pissed for the rest of the day. its just plain funny sometimes. so i laugh, she gets mad... it gets worse.

yesterday we sat in silence for 4 hours!!!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 1 comments

if you see on the news tonight

that a very pretty girl from oregon killed her co-worker. it'll be me. trust me on that.
i'll explain more tonight.
wish me luck on making it through the rest of the day.

Sunday - Monday - Tuesday


I had plans to get together with some girls, but i spent most of the day with my moms. We get 1 day a year just to us, no cell phones, no husbands, no brothers, just us. We go to the Portland Womans Show. Its always a fun time. We get to eat lots of samples, get loads of free stuff and its just a blast.

we walk around for hours joking and laughing. we go out for lunch then we head back home. but its just a nice relaxing mom/daughter day. I can't wait till the day i can bring my daughter(s) to the show. its just so fun. There's booths from striper classes to gutter guards for your house or from avon to pinguine windows. Its seriously a bunch of women meeting, eating, talking and having a ball.

was a typical monday. I skipped my class to study for my sales midterm

My coworker was in the worst PMS'y mood. everything was over the top dramatic and 10x as hard as needed.

I got upset because i'm supposed to know to look into somehting that i didn't know was wrong and ask a question about a price that i didn't know i was pricing wrong. It was rediculous. but that was yesterday. today is today
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 1 comments

Saturday Adventure

Saturday B had pediatric clinical during the morning/afternoon. He didn't get home till around 3.

then.... we went to the strip club.
It was awkward to say the least.
now don't get me wrong, i had fun. I had as much fun as a girl can have watching her drunk husband look at other ladies while she was sober. lol. I think the next time we go, I'm drinking and he's driving. screw this DD crap!
There was a rotation of 4 girls till 9pm.
2 blonde's, 2 brunettes.
the blonde's were pretty interchangeable personality wise but the brunettes were so different. one was the pig tale and innocent type, the other was the rocker music and tattoo type. The rocker was my favorite. she's the only one who worked the poll. that was until she showed me her bear trap.

So this was a full nude place. well i got up some guts and went to sit at the stage (with my husband also weird). well she did her thing, wiggle our way. bent over.... HER VAG WAS FULL OF PIERCINGS!!!!!! and I'm not talking 1 or 2... I'm talking like 15-20... just in her vag. i tear up just at the thought of it. lol.

the longer we were there the less awkward it got. but (1) it was my first time in a strip club (2) it was the first time i saw another girl give my husband that 'type' of attention (does that make sense). i know he wouldn't touch them, wouldn't 'do' them, or bring them home. but its still a little weird at first.

plus when we got home we had some amazing couch sex. lol. tmi? i don't' think so not after i told you about tattoo girls bear trap.
Monday, October 27, 2008 1 comments


I left work 15 min early to make it to my long awaited hair appointment. I was so excited and nervous. I haven't had a good hairstylist for a really long time. The last person i went to that i liked was in Missouri. He worked magic. Anyways. i went to the du bois studio in the downtown section of our little town. It was nice. The stylist (crystal) was amazing.
She listened and voiced an opinion and sort of steered me in the right direction. My appointment was at 4:15 and i wasn't out of there till almost 6. I really liked her... until i got to the cash register.

okay so before she started, she asked if i wanted her to price everything out. I told her no. because i figured i was going to spend around 100.00 for my hair (it had been over 6 months since i had it done). So in my rationalization 100.00 + dollars every 6 months isn't bad.

sooo i'm ooo'ing and ahhh'ing over my hair in the mirrors as i make my way to the register.
They're trying to convince me to buy their 'amazing' shampoos. And they really were amazing, so i asked how much my total was with out them....

::dramatic pause::

205.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FOR HAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
a small part of me died right then and there.
now i couldn't even enjoy my hair because i'm trying to come up with ways to tell my husband and justify my 205.00 head.

Now i love love love love love love love love my hair. She did an amazing job. and i do plan on going back to her. I have an appointment on Nov. 22nd to be correct. She's doing my hair for my sister-in-law's wedding.

but i'll be dammed sure i'll get a price first. DANG!
Friday, October 24, 2008 0 comments


i hate when the higher ups have a 'talk' in our office. It always takes forever. it never involves us and its really annoying.

get out!

I'm so excited!!!

Me + my mom + womans show = awesomeness

16th annual Northwest Women's Show!!!!!!!!!!!!!
my mom and i have been going since i was 17! every year. i think the only year we missed was when i was in California for 6 months.

I'm so excited. fun booths, free stuff, nummy food. I'm so excited. We're going sunday morning. i can't freaking wait!!

bad evening, great night, amazing morning

Yesterday evening was a rough one.
Thursday is bowling night. Its been bowling night since before i was born, and it'll be bowling night when i have kids. Its family tradition. My little brother and i have been bowling since i was 8 and he was 6. We couldn't wait to be able to bowl with our parents. Last year was my brothers first year. Its pretty exciting. Anywho....

We're doing this tournament thing during our league on thursday. I won't go into to much detail because (1) its long and (2) if you don't get bowling, you wouldn't understand. but its teams of 2 in brackets beating out one another till one team wins.

well i was teamed up with this one guy (its a random draw). Well he's a douchetastic ass hole. My mom and i were walking down collecting things and We stoped to talk to him. '

we'll call him P. P asks me how i'm bowling, i say "oh about this good ::insert middle finger::", now i'm not flipping him off i'm making a sweeping motion with the middle finger to illustrate how bad i'm doing. P SLAPS MY FINGER so hard. I was like wow dude. My mom slapped him on the back of the head for hitting me. HE SLAPS HER BACK! i said something along the lines of "Whoa dude, who do you think you are? you're a fucking ass hole..." i would have gone on but my mom asked me to stop. THEN... THEN he says "hey you don't want to be a bitch like your mom". At this point i'm FUMING! i'm so beyond pissed! i go to step to him, because no one NO ONE talks to my mom like that. Who does he think he is.... my mom stopped me and told me no. So i stopped. we got what we had gone down there to get and left. I'm STILL fuming over him.

Strike 1) he hit me
strike 2) he smacked my mom
strike 3) he called my mom a bitch.

When i told my husband why i was so mad, he got madder (is that even a word) than me.
The dude was drunk, but still. I'll never say another word to him. He's dead to me. You really really don't want to cross me. I'm seriously you're best friend in the world, i'll bend over backwards for you. but you do something like this and you need to stay a good 200 yards away at all times.

We get home, we chill for a little bit. We go to bed and we...'reconnected'. It had been a long time coming we haven't had time in a while. And lets just say it was!!!

then this morning, we over slept a little. But not to bad. For once we actually left at the same time this morning. We kiss good bye and as i'm leaving he says 'by the way you look really good today!'. Now i know husbands are supposed to say that all the time. well my husband is really stingy with the complements. It means a lot when he does say it. So my morning is off to an amazing start.

YAY today
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 2 comments


i just had a friend tell me something huge.

she told me her mom is going to kill herself in 3 weeks if her workmans comp doesn't help her.
she's devistated, doesn't know where to go, what to do.

I need you guys to help me. i don't know where to start.

She's still working and going through the motions but i can tel, by her eyes that its not okay. help!!!

So i called and talked to my husband to see if he knew of any hospitals in the area of her mom. He's also looking at places for people who don't want the help them selves.
I gave her the 1800 number.
She's aftraid if she calls her mom will hate her.
I told her its better for her to hate you now and for her to get better and she'll forgive you later than for her to love you and 3 weeks from now not be around.
i told her how dangerous it is for her mom to be saying her 'goodbyes' and so on.
My husband and i have each lost someone to suicide, so it really hits home for us.
I'll let you guys know what happens later.
thanks a million for all your help

Good day ruined

::wipes away tears::

I'm so frustrated. I do my best here at work. I come up with idea to organize, I try to do my best. But, when i try and voice my opinion on something that needs to change, I get kicked. I'm trying to re organize our filing system to make it work better. But apparently i need to make our system that doesn't work.... work.

you can't shove a weeks worth of files into one manilla file and expect to find things. Its frustrating to put a lot of thought and detail into a plan and have it pretty much spit on because it wasn't 'so and so's' idea. its like why do you want my opinion if it doesn't matter.

i'm emotional as it is today, but now this.

so now i get to go dig through 3 drawers worth of files since april to find 1 peice of paper from 1 company. talk about needle in a hay stack.

::sucks back tears::
here i go

Another Song

A while back i posted about a song that really means something to me.
Well, listening to the radio this morning, i came upon another song i didn't realize how much it effects me. That was untill i sit here alone in my office typing up invoices and being rather a bit off balance this morning. So i thought i would share this with you guys

Tim McGraw - My best friend.
It seems rather fitting for Bri today.

Artist: McGraw Tim
Song: My Best Friend

I never had no one
I could count on
I've been let down so many times
I was tired of hurtin'
So tired of searchin'
'Til you walked into my life
It was a feelin'
I'd never known
And for the first time
I didn't feel alone

You're more than a lover
There could never be another
To make me feel the way you do
Oh we just get closer
I fall in love all over
Everytime I look at you
I don't know where I'd be
Without you here with me
Life with you makes perfect sense
You're my best friend
You're my best friend, oh yeah

You stand by me
And you believe in me
Like nobody ever has
When my world goes crazy
You're right there to save me
You make me see how much I have
And I still tremble
When we touch
And oh the look in your eyes
When we make love

You're more than a lover
There could never be another
To make me feel the way you do
Oh we just get closer
I fall in love all over
Everytime I look at you
And I don't know where I'd be
Without you here with me
Life with you makes perfect sense
You're my best friend
You're my best friend

You're more than a lover
There could never be another
To make me feel the way you do
Oh we just get closer
I fall in love all over
Everytime I look at you
And I don't know where I'd be
Without you here with me
Life with you makes perfect sense
You're my best friend
You're my best friend (my best friend)
You're my best friend (my best friend)

Hump day!!

So after a long night, its Wednesday morning. I'm so tired.
I'm ready for today to be over with. I wonder if i'll go to class tonight (probably not).
I'd rather go home to work. but we'll see.

Okay so working out this week, not so good.
i worked out Saturday the last time.
I think tonight I'm going to go work out, come home and do my homework.
I feel huge today. blech. maybe it was the beer and chicken noodle soup combo last night. lol.
the beer came before the soup. and i only had one glass. but still.
I met bri and his friend Jeff at SRO (local bar) last night. We had planned on playing pool, but both tables were taken. So we played EXTREME Buck Hunter. I suck at that game, but its fun. Jeff is freakishly good. lol. Oh well. it was a fun break.

i spent 12+ hours in knee high 3" heeled boots yesterday. my feet hurt today so i decided to wear my kitten heal purple shoes with the black bow. I love them.

I'm still super tired. I'm really rambly and not completely coherent today. but hey, its my blog, i can ramble if i want to.
Monday, October 20, 2008 0 comments

History Lesson... Kinda

I found this, thought it was cool. Thought i'd share.


Just in time for lunch

My printers are back up...
just in time for me to clock out for lunch.

So here's my story from last night.

I ruined dinner.
seriously it was not edible.

we went to the store and got groceries for dinner and for lunches.
a good 108.00 later we're home

i made my husbands latest favorite: baked chicken, potatoes, carrots, onions, and celery.

well i for got to get the seasoning packet from the store. So i thought hell, why not i'll just make it myself. WRONG!!!!!!!!! wrong, wrong, wrong... wrong wrong!!!

i mistakenly gabbed.... chipotle CINNAMON spice. who the eff puts those 2 together?!?!?! who does that.

it smelled good till i opened the cooking bag. then it smelled.... 'off'. so i made it how i normally would and made B come in and try the gravey. He seriously GAGGED! i've never had my husband gag over something i made before this.

........ i cried. i bawled!

B ordered my favorite pizza to make me feel better. but i felt so bad.

Monday Morning!

Happy Monday.... or not

So i get to work today to find everything changed. i have a blanket that i keep in my chair becuase either the chair hurts my butt or i'm freezing when everyone else is sweating. Well, i came in this morning to find it on the floor (p.s. who does that?) i find my computer on and everythings open, including my email. I know its a company email, company computer, but at the same time i feel a little invaded. like whats next? i don't do anything on the computers that woudl be seen as inappropriate? i'm only online during breaks. but anways back to my morning.

so they updated our system last night/this morning. well apparently, i can log in now under my own name (horray!) because i was logging in under the girl who's job i took (she moved to texas).
but now the system doesn't give me permission to use the invoicing menus i use every day.

well great. So here i sit. At least it gives me a chance to update my blog and finish my coffee.
i brought in my halloween cupcakes to work. i love it.

well... i guess i'll try and get as much done with out my computer as possible.

So i was able to get into my computer system, but unfortunatley i'm unable to print because my print...
so much for getting paperwork done on time.

its now noon.... still no printer.

Here's a pretty oregon sunrise for you!

Thursday, October 16, 2008 2 comments

So Freaking excited

So since i've been working here we there's been a coffee shop across the street that hasn't been open.

then one day we look over there and some people are working on it. we got really excited

wellllllllll they opened today. i'm super excited right now. i'm going to go over there on break. i'll update my findings.

So i walked over there. I talked to the lady and asked what she recomended.
She said that the guy makes the best turkey gravey for buscuits and gravy. So i went with that.
its like a flavor party in my mouth.
Its organic rosemary busikets
with turkey gravey with rosmary in it.
seriously!!! if i had to nit pick i'd say it was a little rosemary heavy but its still super good.
i just toook pictures of it so you guys can experience it with me.
i'll post the pictures when i get home.

You're rich. Buy a Mirror

So I'm a little bit overly obsessed with celebrity gossip blogs.
my top three are

I'm always open to new sites, so please let me know what you love. Anywho.

this gem was on DListed this morning

Okay seriously? This is Scary Spice. Well she got the scary part down! but seriously? does she want to be a jetson? Is space cadet the new black? i just don't get it.

I'm fairly certain that if your a diva-bitch to a designer they won't say anything. They'll dress you up in this shit and send you out thinking you look amazing. Meanwhile they sit back and laugh their asses off. hahahaha.

anywho. back to your regular blogging.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 1 comments

mapquest is a big liar

I really really wish my school wasn't so far away.
This is my 3 times a week trip to my school. i live at point A. My school is at point b. Through this i have to make it through rush hour, the freeway, and downtown traffic. i hate it.
it says from mapquest it 'should' only take 34 min.... ummmmmm ya fucking right.
maybe at 2am on a sunday. whatever. but i'm here. my teacher is 13 min late and i have to poop. i don't poop at school.
i'm so bailing in like an hour.


No i'm not going to freak out agian about my co-irker. Yesterday was day #2 of working out in a row.

so i've been slacking about posting my meals and workouts.


breakfast = oatmeal
snack = banana & apple
Lunch = turkey wrap (fat free wrap, turkey, cheese, lettuce, peppers, and lowfat homemade chipotley mayo) and water
snack= 100 calorie pack and an apple
dinner = left over burrito from sunday night

Work out
30 min on the elyptical
20 min on abs

(between Saturday morning and monday night)
-1 lb

breakfast = cereal
snack = banana & apple
lunch= corner store burrito (bad on me but i was swamped at work)
snack = snack packs
dinner = chicken breast and rice

Work Out
25 min on the elyptical
15 min on the tread mil
20 min abs

weight loss
i forgot to weigh in. :(

buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuutttt i feel amazing.
I have more energy. i feel better.
hopefully i can keep it up.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 0 comments

Who the FUCK do you think you are?!?

okay so i understand being sick, i understand family issues. but who has them every other week? i'm getting sick and fucking tired of doing the work for 2 people and getting paid less. i'm so sick and mother fucking tired of it.

In what world can you only call your boss and not notify anyone else that your going to be late/miss work/etc? How many times can you not have child care, your dependant be sick, or soemthing else before someone says something? In a normal world. this isn't okay!!!! this is pissing me off.

they fired her, they hired her back. and i've lost track of how many times she's been gone. its reCOCKulous.


I just don't understand how people can do this? I don't have kids, so maybe i won't get it till i do. But how can you be 5 hours late one day, 1.5 hours late another day, generally 10-15 min late everyday, then call in sick to boot????

where is this accepted???

we work in a 2 fucking person office! TWO PEOPLE! HER AND ME! if you're not here, i do all the work. If you miss a day and its a mon-wed i also miss classes that i have that night. so not only do i have to do all the work, i miss class.

WTF!!!!!!!!!!! seriously!?!?

Something I don't get


I don't like her. I don't like her music. I think she looks like a robot and a wax statue had a hell spawn and madonna came pooping out. I just don't get it.

Can someone PLEASE explain to me how this is seen as amazing? please? i don't get it. She gives off this better than you my shiit don't stink vibe. gag me with a spoon. your shiit just smells like scientology (which to me smells like skunk. At least in my head it does).

then on top of that she wears these:

Um.... excuse me crack pot. you look stupid. WHO DOES THIS?!? and why do people think she's amazing?!? i don't get it.

Monday, October 13, 2008 1 comments

okay, now i'm upset

So all the news has been able to spew for the past couple weeks is how shiity the economy is. I could have told you that a long time ago.

minimum wage isn't cutting it. i had to cut back my school hours, because i had to find a worse job for better pay. Now don't get me wrong. I like my job, but i LOVED my old one. seriously LOVED. but minmum wage wasn't cutting it and i had to find something that pad better. When we can't make ends meet with just 1 of us on minumum wage in a 2 income house when there's only 2 of us to begin with, i don't know how familys with kids do it.

anyways.... i didn't really give a hoot about it becuase really, everyone else is just seeing the reality i face pretty much every day in my world. but now NOW they've crossed the line. Now I'm mad!

Workers at Mother's Cookies were told on October 3rd that the company is shutting down for good and cookies will no longer be made. NO!!!!! Who's going to make those delicious frosted animal cookies?! I used to eat that shit with milk for breakfast.

The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last Monday. Their distribution plants in Ohio and Canada are closed forever The private equity firm that owned Mother's blamed rising fuel and ingredient prices. I blame those Keebler elves. Do those bitches have an alibi?

This is the end of an era. It's also the end of days. Why go on if we can't have those scrumptious frosted circus animal cookies anymore?

If you'll excuse me, I have to furiously search the interwebs and buy up every last bag of Circus Animal cookies. Since the world is ending, I want to go down stuffing my face with sprinkled frosted goodness.

Rest in peace, Mother's Cookies....

I wonder how long their shelf life is? i'm now thinking of ways to keep them so my future hypothetical kids can enjoy their awesomness.

Friday, October 10, 2008 3 comments

Some Songs

There are some songs in your life that no matter when or where you hear it effect you.
Toby Keiths American Soldier is that for me.
I always get chills and i always tear up (mostly cry)

Before i joined the military, my dad was getting ready to deploy. I left for basic in march and my dad left for over seas in april. So my mom lost both of us in a months period. every week (almost daily) we would listen to this song and watch the video as a family. Now with my pending deployment it hits home harder still!!

American Soldier Lyrics

I'm just trying to be a father
raise a daughter and a son
be a lover to their mother
everything to everyone

Up and at 'em bright and early
I'm all business in my suit
Yeah, I'm dressed up for success
From my head down to my boots


I don't do it for the money
There's bills that I can't pay
I don't do it for the glory
I just do it anyway

Providing for our future's my responsibility
Yeah I'm real good under pressure
Being all that I can be
I can't call in sick on Mondays
When the weekend's been too strong
I just work straight through the holidays
Sometimes all night long


You can bet that I stand ready
when the wolf growls at the door
Yeah I'm solid, yeah I'm steady
Hey I'm true down to the core

And I will always do my duty
No matter what the price
I've counted up the cost
I know the sacrifice
Oh and I don't wanna die for you
But if dying's asked of me
I'll bear that cross with honor
Cause freedom don't come free


I'm an American soldier
An American
Beside my brothers and my sisters
I will proudly take a stand
When liberty's in jeopardy
I'll always do what's right
I'm out here on the front line
sleep in peace tonight
American soldier
I'm an American soldier


Yeah an American soldier
An American
Beside my brothers and my sisters
I will proudly take a stand
When liberty's in jeopardy
I'll always do what's right
I'm out here on the front lines
sleep in peace at night
I'm an American soldier
I'm an American
An American
An American soldier

This is a picture taken on our flight line during the deployment of army soldiers after hurricane katrina.

Thursday, October 9, 2008 0 comments

100th Post

So, I've been wracking my brain to try and figure out what to write for my 100th post. Its a pretty big milestone for me. I thought about making a funny post, a serious one, one that threw myself a 100th post party. but nothing really seems fitting.

So i think i'll just post about whats been going on in my life right at the moment and we'll see where the post goes from there.

I have a very dear friend who we'll call M (for my friend). She's married to a very nice guy we'll call him H (for husband, lol, i'm so creative). Well M has had a rough year. I don't' think she understands how much i look up to her. She's been through things this past year that would crumble weaker woman. H has been very sick and its taking a toll on him and her. She'll text me and apologize for complaining to much, but it never bothers me. She still wakes up everyday and goes about her life. No matter what happened the night before she's still going through it. I'm pretty sure i'd be in the fetal position in the corner of my room sucking my thumb and hiding under a blanket if i had to go through what she has. She never has to apologize to me. She's one of my bestest friends, and i don't' think she's aware of it.

Last night she was faced with an issue i pray no one ever has too. H is in so much pain, he just wants it to end. I wish I had money. I wish i could pack my weekend bag and fly down there for the weekend. I wish i lived closer to her. I wish she didn't have to go through this. I wish H wasn't so ill. I wish a million things this morning.

You may not know her but please play for her and H! She's truly one of the most amazing woman i've ever known.


There are blogs that i read on a daily basis. I log on and open up my blog scroll thing and i read them religiously. They're part of my everyday routine. Everyone of them makes you think.
This one makes you realize that true love never dies. When someone is your soul mate you're forever connected. Even when the distance between souls is the greatest ever.
This one makes me realize there is never an end to hope. That there is always a next step and always something in gods plan. We may not understand at the moment, but there's a plan
The power of love is an amazing thing. and what this husband and wife have been through is an indescribable. She has the strength and faith others only pray to achieve.

When i'm feeling like life is to much, when things get to tough, these blogs bring me back to reality. Its amazing! They're Amazing!

This seems fitting for a 100th blog post. I'm in a very contemplative mood right now, so this fits.

No matter how shity your day has been. Tomorrows a new day. The sun will rise, the birds will sing, the traffic will still suck. but you're still around to experience it all.

sunrise Pictures, Images and Photos


I didn't think i'd see the day

"'There could be an Aids vaccine in four years,' says Nobel Prize winner"

The world needs it!

'There could be an Aids vaccine in four years,' says Nobel Prize winner

A French scientist awarded the Nobel Prize for discovering the Aids virus has predicted there would be a 'therapeutic vaccine' for the disease within four years.

Luc Montagnier and his team discovered HIV at the French Pasteur Institute in Paris 25 years ago, and have been awarded the prestigious prize along with other scientists who worked on discovering the root of the virus.

Montagnier, 76, said a treatment could be possible in the future with a 'therapeutic' rather than preventive vaccine for which results might be published in three or four years if financial backing is forthcoming.

'I think it will be possible with a therapeutic vaccine rather than preventative vaccinations. We would give it to people who are already infected.

A therapeutic vaccine prevents disease from flourishing after it has taken hold.

The Nobel Assembly of Sweden's Karolinska Institute praised their work, saying: 'The discovery was one prerequisite for the current understanding of the biology of the disease and its antiretroviral treatment.'

The other half of the Nobel prize was awarded for the German scientist's research that 'went against current dogma' by setting forth that oncogenic human papilloma virus (HPV) caused cervical cancer, the second most common cancer among women.


'His discovery has led to characterization of the natural history of HPV infection, an understanding of mechanisms of HPV-induced carcinogenesis and the development of prophylactic vaccines against HPV acquisition,' the Assembly said.

Medicine is traditionally the first of the Nobel prizes awarded each year.

The prizes for achievement in science, literature and peace were first awarded in 1901 in accordance with the will of dynamite inventor and businessman Alfred Nobel.

The economics prize is a later addition, established by the Swedish Riksbank in 1968.

The Nobel laureate for physics will be announced tomorrow, followed by the chemistry Nobel on Wednesday, literature on Thursday and the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in Oslo.


As someone who is related to someone who has AIDS. This makes me very excited. Not only for my family but for the millions of people who have it. I honestly never thought i'd see this day.

lets all pray it comes soon.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008 0 comments

Holy Crap

So my best friends husband (who i'm not a huge fan of) added me on myspace. So i said hells why not. so i added him. This morning i got the urge to see what kind of pictures he has up...

all seems normal till thre's a picture OF HIS DAUGHTER!!!! she's 6 freaking years old. Okay people having kids... not that big of a deal.

what shocks me is that my best friend didn't tell me. i'm not going to judge him for having another kid, i'm going to judge him cause he's a douchenozzel.

so this morning i text her asking whats up with that. she says he only gets pictures of her, he never gets to see her. The little girl doesn't even know he's her dad. The mom is married and doesn't want him in her life.

i'm now both shocked and sad. She looks JUST LIKE HIM!!! like freaky similar.

So as i'm getting the story out of my best friend here's what i know.
she found T (my bff's husband) on myspace and he didn't know she was married. They did the dirty dirty and she got pregnant. Well she doesn't want the little girl to know whe has a differant daddy. How freaking sad is this. seriously. i don't like the dude. but dang.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008 1 comments

i want this

This looks like heaven for my ass!!!! my back hurts right now and my ass does too stupid hand me down office chair. even the stained ones at my old place of work were better than this.

i'm gonna get me a butt donut or pillow something. i need something better.

Monday, October 6, 2008 0 comments

Back on the work out band wagon.

So I fell off the work out band wagon. and when i say i fell off i mean i fell off, rolled down a three mile hill and landed in a bar with beer and french fries. soooooooooooo now that i'm feeling better (stupid flu) and i'm back to my normal times of day i'm going to get back on the work out band wagon.

i'm going to *try* and update daily or every other day on my work out and diet progress. We'll see how it goes.

starting tomorrow i'll also add the recipies i have and how i've modified them to fit us and our diet. If i make something from scratch i'll try and include step by step with pictures.

Our lives are so so so busy .
So far our lives go like this

Monday - work 7:00-4:00 & school 6:00 - 8:30
Tuesday - work 7:00-4:00 & school 6:00 - 9:00
Wednesday- work 7:00-4:00 & school 6:00 - 8:30
Thursday - work 7:00-4:00 & bowling 6:30 - 10:00 (ish)
Friday - work 7:00-4:00
Then once a month we have military duty

Monday: work 6:00-12:00 & school 1:00 - 6:30
Tuesday: work 6:00-12:00 & school 1:00 - 6:30
Wednesday: work 6:00-10:00 & school 11:00 - 8:30
Thursday: 6:00-2:00 & bowling 6:30 - 10:00 (ish)
Friday: work 6:00 - 3:00
Then once a month we have military duty

Then on top of all of this we need to fit in time to eat, work out, do homework, study for military tests, take care of the house, and some how spend time together. B often has labs or group on the weekends. so its a work in progress but we're working on it

Random Annoyance

So i have 2 sounds that randomly bug the shiit out of me.

1) the sound of a leaf blower. I HATE HATE HATE the anoying whine of the fucking leaf blower. its fucking oregon people. not only is it oregon but its fall in oregon. We have millions upon millions of trees. no matter how much you blow the leafs around they'll be back tomorrow. use a fucking broom. save yourself the back that smells like gas and the planet and just sweep the damm leafs. seriously? we're so lazy that we have to use a leaf blower in the fall, in the rain, IN OREGON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

okay less annoying but still annoying

2) coughing. i just think its inconsiderate to cough and cough and cough right next to you or in your general area. get up, step out of the room, get a sip of water something. don't just sit there and hack. gross. Seriously!

okay thats all for now. haha
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 2 comments

Today is an odd day

Today just feels off. I sometimes get these feelings, if i was a mom i'd call them mothers intuition, but i'm not so i just call them feelings. like i can feel like something is going to go wrong with the day or someone is going to have a bad...something (not the right word but the best i can do) happen. And i don't say a lot of things, i sort of just weight for the other shoe to drop. its not fun but its been happening since i was, oh i dunno 13 or 14. i'm not saying i'm psychic or anything, i just feel like i'm in tune.

on days like these i want to hold everyone i love close to me. so i can stop what ever or i can comfort them when said something happens/goes wrong/effects them/what ever.

So I miss my husband a lot today. I miss him every day because i'm a sap like that but i miss him more today then most days. these are the days i just want to sit in his lap facing him and lay my head on his chest. because just hearing his heartbeat and smelling his smell comforts me like no other. I don't think he realizes the power he has over me. lol. I don't do this often because he's not an affectionate person in that way. he's a very loving man, but in his world kisses are pecks and hugs shouldn't last longer than 5 seconds and if they do they require him squeezing the life out of me in the name of fun.

anways, back to what i was saying... today just feels off. i'm not sure why but i'll let you know when i do