Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Random Blogging News.

Now is the time to buy! My blog has risen to a record high of $1.43 per share and is listed as a "buy". So get to your nearest internet service provider and log on to blogshares and buy my blog!!!

I was reading the news this morning and the gay cowboy movie "Brokeback Mountain" has earned 7 Golden Globe nominations including best dramatic picture and best actor and actress for Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams. It has more nomination than any other film! Now being that this is a gay themed movie I'm sure it's not going to win most of the 7 since the good ol' U.S. of A is still in the 50's when it come to the gay issue. I've had a chance to see this film at a screening and it's pretty good. It could be a bit shorter but I guarantee that you will get teary eyed at the end. Plus it's fun to see Heath and Jake Gyllenhaal (yum yum yum!) go at it.

In another turn of events, I went stereo shopping with Cesar last night. Boy were we completely disappointed!!! We went to Best Buy and apparently stereos have become obsolete. Everything was pretty much in a theater system and the only one Cesar even thought about buying was this funky little iPod apparatus. It was small but it sounded pretty darn good. Alas we left with not a stereo for Cesar to call his own.

And since I've agreed to go to 2 different functions with him, he is now obligated to go to the Chamber Christmas party with me on Wednesday. As I said before Cesar, I promise to get you liquored up before we go so you can be able to deal with the wonderful folks who will be there!!!

I'll bring the wine!!!

Monday, December 12, 2005

To The Moon Alice!

Ever been on the phone with a customer service agent and you just wanted to reach through the phone and choke them?? I really seriously honestly think that in order to be a CSA for Bally's you have to be rude. And I don't mean sassy....I mean all out rude!

Apparently when I lost my bank card at the end of October I neglected to update Bally's with the new one that was issued. It seems that they had called my house 3 times (actually it was an automated voice message) but since I never answer the home phone I didn't pick it up. Well the other day I noticed that the light was blinking 10 times so I figured I'd hit play and let it clear. That's when I heard the automated message from Bally's.

I knew immediately what the call was about because I was thinking "Why are they saying it's urgent that I contact them??" Then I realized that I must not have given them the updated card number. So I called on my way back to work. The guy (I won't even call him a gentlemen because he wasn't!) didn't even ask why I was calling and how he could be of service. He immediately started into the whole "Your account is going to collections blah blah blah..." so I cut him off. I told him to hold up and give me a freaking minute to explain. So I did.....that my card was lost and a new one was issued and to go ahead and charge the amount that was due. Then he said I needed to pay for January as well....um it's only December! I told him no way and to just charge the amount I said. Then he proceeded to try to upsell me! The nerve! As if I were in any mood after he ripped me to buy anything else.

I politely declined and told him that I didn't appreciate the tone he had. And if he had been just a wee bit nicer perhaps I'd consider such an upgrade....but he blew it!

I just don't get people who are in general rude but are in customer service.

Seriously, if I wasn't the happy go-lucky, bright eyed and bushy tailed person I am I would never have considered sales!

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

C-E-S-A-R!!

C is for Charisma because he has oh so much!

E is for Entertianing because he is just so damn funny!

S is for Shoes because they are his drug of choice.

A is for Amazing because he just is (well....after me that is.)

R is for Rockstar because he could be one.

Put them all together and it spells CESAR!!

3 cheers for the best Mexican ever!

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

The Weekend And Other Happenings....

I grab my bags and head out to spend my weekend with Dorrell. Let me tell you.....the drive up I-35 was HORRIBLE! I have never been heading north on that freeway during rush hour much less on a Friday. I didn't get to UNT in Denton until after 6:00. I seriously thought I was never going to get out of Lewisville and was contemplating just pulling over and pitching a tent on the grassy knoll I came across next to this God-forsaken stretch of concrete.

But I digress....as soon as I passed UNT I was able to pick up speed to about 75 and off to the Great State of Oklahoma! I've never been there before so I can't say too much about it. Dorrell calls me and tells me that my name is on the room and to ask for a key at the front desk. Then he say's that he cannot wait to see me when he gets out of rehearsal. TEE HEE!!

I get into OKC a little after 8:30 and I noticed something....the people there drive SOOOOOO slow. The speed limit says 60 and they actually go 60. I was going bonkers. Anyhoo I get to the hotel with a pounding headache and head upstairs to take some Aleve. Dorrell calls me a little after 9:00 and says he'll be there shortly. Well I'm not going anywhere because it's friggin' 30 degrees WITH wind outside so I decide to watch some TV until he gets there. That didn't go over too well because the time was passing by so slow.

Finally he gets there and I get the biggest hug (and kiss!) ever!!! It felt so good and I was extremely happy to see him (as was he to see me.)

Well the weekend was beyond great. It felt wonderful to see him and we both hated having to depart until February. But a funny thing happened.....for the first time I didn't feel sad leaving him. I felt happy this time. Usually I get all knotted up inside and cry for a week, but not this time. I dropped him off at the airport on Sunday night and was kinda shocked that he kissed me outside of the car. I usually am against PDA but I didn't care. I left and drove home to Dallas feeling blissful.

I couldn't explain to myself why I was feeling this way when EVERY other time I felt the exact opposite. I asked Alex why he thought this was and he gave me an explanation that was as clear as the nose on my face: I wasn't sad because he has told me that wants to settle down with me and I know my future is with him.

After Alex said this I quickly ran through the chain of events over the past month in my head and I realized that Alex was right. I couldn't believe that of all things this was something I couldn't explain to myself. I'm usually very good at recognizing and explaining why I'm feeling a certain way to myself, but it took someone else to point out the very obvious.

So there you have it.....I'm still feeling happy even today. I've known for a very long time that Dorrell is the one that I was going to end up with. It was just a matter of when this was going to happen and our lives beginning to intersect. Now that he's almost done with his NYC gig the gas pedal is being pressed down, we're starting to take off.

But I will say this....I've realized that finding that one person who makes you feel every positive feeling in the world is very important. Everyone will eventually run into that one person that they know they want to be with forever. And I'm gonig to do whatever I have to do on my part to make this happen....

Monday, November 28, 2005

Tis The Season.

So Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is right around the corner. I can't believe how fast this year went. It wasn't a particularly excellent year but it wasn't all that bad either.

I've decided that smoking will cease January 1. Yes I know....why wait til then?? Well I decided that since there is only 1 more month in the year I might as well enjoy myself.

This holiday weekend was a much needed one for me. I had an extremely horrible 3 day work week last week and 2 days off from that place was exactly what I needed. Business is really picking up and that makes my job much more enjoyable!

Next weekend (actually this coming weekend) I'm headed off to Oklahoma City to see Dorrell. I'm am beyond excited and cannot wait!!!

Monday, November 14, 2005

Cesar And The City

Ok I know your wondering what the hell this title is coming from, but I just read Cesar's posting about the Sex and the City episode with Carrie and the fuck buddy. When I read that he invited a "friend" to a play I thought the end of the posting was going to reveal that he took said "friend" home. I was flabbergasted at the beginning.....turns out I wound up merely disappointed by the end of the reading. Cesar, it didn't turn out like I thought it was going to! I was about to pick up my phone to call you and say "Dirty Girl!"

Cesar's last few entries have made me laugh. I need more things like this to read when bored at work!!! So "work it!" Cesar!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Chico Needs....

I took this from Cesar's posting.

He was surfing the net during work (nothing like working hard!) and came across a blog by Sam.

Here are the instructions...Visit Google.com and put your first name and the word needs in quotations
(such as "Chico needs") in the search box, and then click the Google Search button. Write down the top 10 results.

Here are mine:

1. Chico needs a better song of honor.
2. Chico needs to grow in order to pay its bureaucracy.
3. Chico needs a tree ordinance.
4. Chico needs to be in a tank or something.
5. Chico needs loving people.
6. Chico needs a plan & the City of Chico also needs to fund the Park Dept. to implement the plan.
7. Chico needs increased lighting in student neighborhoods.
8. Chico needs no introduction at this point.
9. Chico needs to release another album.
10. Chico needs to go!

I believe number 1, 5, and 8 are the best!