Hi girls! I'm back!! I had a fantastic trip up to Scotland, but now it's back to grey, miserable London. I haven't had a chance to look through the posts, so if you have anything important to tell me, speak now!!
How has everyone been? Lots of losses I hope. Darn, better go get on with work...lots to catch up on. But I have told my boss and colleagues about my broadcast meteorologist job now! They are really pleased for me, but gutted I'm leaving. Ooh, the good news is that I'll get paid more in my new job!
So, tell aunty kirsty everything...
07-19-2001, 10:08 AM
Morning Girls I'm having one of those days where I know i have alot to do but I CANT REMEMBER!
yes its time for me to get an organizer or some Ginko
Kirsty I'm Glad you had a good Holiday
btw I chose maybe b/c I once made a video audition for the real World
My names Kierie and i'm a Wannabe Media WHORE lol
07-19-2001, 10:31 AM
unfortunately you'll have to come to london to get them (and you better be quick cos my coworkers are munching their way through them!).
i remember the real world! it was so addictive!! i suppose i'm a bit of a media whore, but i couldn't do reality tv cos i need my own space too much (plus i don't think anyone needs to see me on the loo!). of course, on celebrity big brother (in the uk) they didn't film in the bathroom so that'd be ok. ;)
where is everyone else? quit lurking and get posting!!
07-19-2001, 11:01 AM
I would have to say no, I am not into the reality TV shows, but really I don't watch too much TV altogether....
Kirsty - welcome back!!
Well, b/f is negociating with that vancouver outfit and I can't stop thinking about it. Today he told me that he wouldn't just dump me, that we'd work it out somehow...and he asked me if I'd be taking this job permanently in Feb if they offer it, which I doubt b/c I am extrememly unhappy and not challenged. But regardless, I think he was testing the waters. I don't know what he'll do, I mean he hasn't said he loves me. Many of his actions and other words speak to that, but not those three magical words, and its been almost a year. He has said he is 1000x more fulfilled since dating me, that we're best friends, that he misses me when I am gone for even one night, etc etc....but, oh well. I guess only time can tell. If he takes this job he'll be gone in 1.5 months.
Other than that looming over my head, I had a nice night with him - dinner turned out really well, he liked all of it, and we watched Indiana Jones (my first time!) and hung out - a really nice night. Tonite I am hanging out with a friend though, which is okay b/c I am sure he needs some alone time to think the job thing through.
Its so hard to think ahead now. Just a couple of days ago I was talking about Thanksgiving and xmas and now I don't even know if he'll be around in September....its really hard to deal with. I am trying to just be optomistic and enjoy things...but he keeps saying stuff like "its only $150 to fly to Vancouver" and "it wouldn't be permanent long distance"....what does that mean?? Plus, he always says short hypothetical things but never really wants to TALK aboutit, he says we won't worry aboutit until he is really considering the job, IF he does...that isn't too fair to me b/c meanwhile I sit here internalizing everything he says, reading things into it to determine if he wants to be with me, if he'll leave me etc.
I am out of sorts today....
Oh well...how is that for some long epic crap Auntie Kirsty??
Well, I better mosey....must work (blech)
07-19-2001, 11:32 AM
I wouldn't be able to do a reality TV show b/c I cry too easily.
I'm burned about the fact that here in the US if we want to watch video footage of Big Brother, then we have to pay out 9.95/mo!!!
No way! Last season, it was free! But, I missed the first few episodes but now I'm hooked. The live show is tonight.
Kirsty: On yesterday's thread I posted a Wedding Novel. Check it out!
Well ladies, I played too much yesterday and now have more work than I can give blessings for. So, I'll lurk a little later and maybe even come out and play when I get my desk cleaned off.
Kirsty Welcome back!
Kierie: I always would've done Real World. :) At least they don't
make you eat bugs!!
Hello to everyone about to post and to those who posted while I took forever to post this!
Have a great day!
07-19-2001, 11:38 AM
Sorry I have been do absent lately. My motivation for WW has been a little dim lately. Luckily this week I maintained, but I am still up .8 over goal. Maybe this week...
Dh and I are moving this weekend so we are in the mess of packing. Luckily the new place is only 5 miles up the road so the move won't be too bad. Other than that, his mom and brother and brother's girlfriend were in town for a couple of days. That was stressful but fun. The only thing is that his family always stays with us in our tiny apartment. I wouldn't mind them staying with us if we had more room. It just kinda bugs me that my family always gets a hotel room since the place is so small and his family just assumes that its ok to stay with us. I guess thats marriage.
I haven't had time to catch up on all the posts so I'll do my best...
Kim ~ Way to go on the loss! Thats awesome to break the plateau.
Stacey ~ The wedding sounds great! I love weddings. Our only hitch with the wedding was that the limo never showed and we had to ride to the hotel in a minivan. I'm glad you liked Mexico. We went to Puerto Villarta for the honeymoon and did many of the same things ya'll did. Mexico is my favorite place to vacation. Its beautiful, inexpensive, and the people are so nice. It also helps that the flight there is short from Texas (we left out of Houston).
Jen ~ My prayers are with you and your family. My grandpa is in a similar situation. He is in and out of the hospital and now he is going to have to move to a nursing home. It is really hard to see someone you love give up on life. He is also my last grandparent and I always wanted him to meet my kids one day. Take care and hugs to your family from me.
Kierie ~ WOW on below 200! You are doing fabulous. Ireland sounds like its going to be a great trip.
Kirsty ~ Great that you had a fun vacation. I love vacation! I only wish I could go more often.
Belle ~ You and your Bf will work through this don't worry. It sounds like he is ready for the committment since he is taking you to meet the family. Long distance can work if you want it to. Me and DH were long distance for 2 years before we were married and everything turned out well. Don't worry about him not saying the three words. DH and I dated for over a year before he said it and I think that was after a few beers. I knew in my heart he loved me. Les Miz is one of my favorite shows! You will have a blast :)
Trish ~ Keep us updated on how the ultrasound goes. What a wonderful experience to get to see your child! It is very hot here also. We haven't had rain in over a month and the temps are 3 digits most days. I'm used to the heat, so it doesn't bother me as much. Hope you can get comfortable soon. Take care!
OK this is a book so I need to get going. For the poll I put no way. There are just some things I would rather not share with the world.
07-19-2001, 11:42 AM
HI everyone. I went home at noon yesterday and slept for 4 hours. I missed all the good talk shows. But I am still nauseous today. UGHHH.. hubby thinks I need to go to the doctor. I think it is just a bug. I do feel a little better, just not great. Hate that!
Oh and everyone is speculating as to whether I am PG again because I am nauseous. AS IF I can't ever get sick. At the funeral on tuesday, I walked in sicker than a dog and the first thing my MIL says.... maybe you got a little one on the way. UGGGHH.... yesterday at work another person asked me. Weird huh. I just had my TOM last week... although I am reminded that you can still have TOM and be PG... but I don't think I am since I am on the pill too! I just wanna be better! I am super exausted too!
Belle... think of the positives. Everything happens for a reason, keep thinking that... and he hasn't taken it yet!!!
Stacy... the ring thing wouldn't gotten me all out of wack too... but at least your DJ wasn't arrested an hour before your reception!!! Oh my sis in law is engaged now... but I don't care for the guy. He refused to come to our wedding... and never has once tried to talk to me. WHen I talk to him, he ignores me. He is very RUDE!!!! Doubt I will be in the wedding.... would be cute if Emma was tho! Then again... MIL will probably make her have me in the wedding. UGGGHHHH. It is in May and that is about the time we will be trying for baby number 2. If I am PG it could be interesting! Oh and sis in law is not happy with me because she is jealous that Emma gets attention and she doesn't.... very spoiled girl! She is only 21 tho, so she has LOTS of growing up to do!
OK, i have babbled way too much... I need a nap!
07-19-2001, 11:48 AM
Belle - why not tell him you love him first? That's what I had to do with my boy. Once I told him he couldn't stop saying it. I think he just needed a bit of reassurance.
The whole job thing sounds a bit scary I agree. I guess it would help to know if you have a future together in which case it would be nice if you could jointly decide if it's a good move or not? and maybe you could find a job there too? try not to panic too much about it until he definitely decides.
stacey - the ring story was great! poor you - but at least everything else worked out. so how's married life treating you?
hello to everyone else about to post, i better get on with work. :(
07-19-2001, 11:50 AM
ps hello kay and jen!!
jen, so sorry to hear all you've been through. chin up and hope you get better.
kay, good luck with the move!
07-19-2001, 11:52 AM
ooh, before i forget. lolly - you up for the flora light london marathon this year?
and everyone else - are we up for meeting up next year!?
07-19-2001, 12:01 PM
Kirsty - I did say I loved him once while we were both drunk and I quickly brushed it off. He didnt say anything back and I didnt' wait for him to, but he told meabout 2 months ago he wasn't ready to for saying I love you but that he cared for me deeply.....I think on our anniversary I might tell him. But, I'd liek to hear it from him first, I have to admit...I could get a job out there, and I WOULD but what if he doesn't want me to go with him? I mean, I have thought it through. I would leave my family - they are always there and we are close so we'd keep in good contact, I only have 2 friends left here, not goodones either, the rest moved to BC already, so that would be nice to be closer to them....and I hate my job, so no worries there. but its his feelings I don't know about. I would like to make the decision together. I guess I'll just wait it out. My sister keeps saying - just be the girl he wants to be with and everhthing else will come out in the wash. I hope she's right!!
Kay - thanks for your words - I guess you are a success story...we had "talked hypothetically" about it before and he said he'd want me tocome out in February, so that would be like 6 months apart or something. That I could handle. I just don't know if he wants to do that or not. Before we were dating he said he'd never do long distance again....oh well. Yay! someone else who didn't hear the 3 magic words until a year or more..most of my friends say that they heaerd it after a few months...I was worried! I have told him I loved him while drunk and immediately regretted it b/c I felt so foolish. I haven't said it since then, and I am super careful to not say it, even when I get the urge. I did tell him though that I wanted him to be happy and if he thought the new job would make him happy I'd support him. What else can I say? I do want him to be happy. But the selfish side of me wants him to stay....
Jen - people always assume I am pregnant too - I get carsick really easily adn people always stab at me - oh, maybe your PG....whatever!! Women don't have the right to have a stomach flu! Plus, all the stress you ahve been under, no wonder your body is out ofwhack, poor girl! Ihope you feel better...
WEll, I am off to meetings at 10am until 1:30 - but I have to prepare, so no more writing, must be disciplined!
Thanks for listening girls...
07-19-2001, 12:36 PM
Wow - so busy here already! It's terrbily hot and humid here and this weather just makes me sleepy. I was doing so well running and exercising, but now I don't have any energy. Hopefully my motivation will return once the humidity breaks a bit. I went to a baseball game last night and had a few too many beers so now I don't feel like working. :( But it's almost the weekend so I think I'll make it! There is a huge block party this weekend that I am going to on Saturday - it has been called one of the best places to meet your future spouse! Anyone wanna join me?! :D Oprah even featured it on her show in the past!
Belle - Everything will work out for the best. I know it is hard to have your life up in the air and not be sure of where things are headed, but you have to believe that if you are meant to be together it will all come together somehow. If you love him, tell him. Life is too short to not let people know how you feel.
Stacey - I also cry too easily (WAY too easily!!) so I also could never be on one of those shows. I would be a nervous wreck!
Jen - Sorry to hear that you still don't feel well. Try to drink plenty of fluids and get enough rest to chase that bug out of your system!
Kirsty - Welcome back! The guy I'm dating just got back from a trip to London and Scotland so maybe you crossed paths somewhere along the way!
Kierie - I'd never get anything done if I didn't write it all down - I forget everything! :dizzy:
Kay - Good luck with the move!
Hi to everyone else yet to post!
07-19-2001, 12:42 PM
Jen2 - I do love him!! Maybe I will tell him as soon as I get a courageous moment. After all, I could die tomorrow and he wouldn't know I loved him. I am one of those people who tells their loved ones (family and best friend) that I love them all the time, so its hard for me to not tell him.....
I am really off now to those horrid meetings.
thanks for being such great friends/confidants.
And Kirsty - am definately up for meeting! If we dont arrange something big, b/f and I were planning on going to Ireland (I'd go wtih or without him) next year so I can meet you adn Lolly on the way maybe!!!!
07-19-2001, 12:50 PM
WOW.... my now hubby told me he loved me after only a couple weeks... he claimed love at first site. I feaked and couldn't respond.... but after a month or so I felt the same. I can't imagine waiting a year... I mean I have dated guys that I didn't love and that was OK, but if I love someone or they love me, I want to hear it! I never felt love until hubby, so I knew it was right! GOOD LUCK BELLE...
I still feel pukey. lunch is in less than an hour and I don't know what to do. I feel like crap. I wish there was a miracle pill to take away the yucky feeling.... I hate being sick... and being at work while sick... uggghhhh
07-19-2001, 01:57 PM
Just a quickie b/c its a nutty day
I FEEL THINNER!
i put on a necklace from last summer itws one of those pearl #s with a circle clasp thingie u can draw the pearls thru last summer i could only pull 1 thru now i can pull 3 or 4 woowoooo
and i have the formerly tight now baggy jeans on
gonna go see about renting these crutch things to try em out a and see if i can use them so i can walk in grass/uneven places outside independently b/c theres an archeaology class at ucd
ooh and BElle darling girl if u get ur cute lil buns to ireland between now and june/july 2002 u better come visit me ;)
07-19-2001, 02:29 PM
Hello all. Well, ultrasound went great. Baby is growing very well. It is so much fun to see the ultrasounds. Hubby took the picture to work with him to show everyone. He thinks the baby has an evil looking face (don't ask) and that made him laugh. I think it is cute face!
Belle: don't worry...hubby and I dated long distance too. I think if it is a good relationship, long distance is not so bad.
Jen2: the block party sounds fun. It is VERY HOT in Central IL as well. Ahhhh!
Stacey: sorry about the ring thing, but at least now you have a good story to tell. Post pictures!
Kay: It can be stressful when so many people stay with you in a small place. Happy moving.
Jen: sorry to hear you are still sick. I think you should go to the Dr. Can't hurt. Feel better.
Kirsty: YAH on more money!!!!!!!!! Very great! Glad you had a good time in Scoland. Did you make it to the beach?
Kierie: Yah on feeling thinner. You are doing so well.
Well, I said I would be on a reality show. I think Survivor would be FUN. Also, I would love ot be on Fear Factor. What a great show! But, I guess I will never be on one. Oh well.
Well, I guess I should get to work. I have done little today as I spent most of the morning at the DR.
07-19-2001, 02:55 PM
Kier - ah, the little things (like your jeans and necklace) that make it all worthwhile.....Its cool, eh? I tried on a suit that someone gave me last year, I couldn't pull the pants past my thighs - well, I can wear those pants now!! I was blown away! Good for you, you are doing so awesome!!
AGH off to another meeting...this one is a lunch one so I ordered the food - sandwiches and fruit - NOT DESSERTS! Its so hard to resist them....
07-19-2001, 03:11 PM
I have bad self esteem as it is. I don't need the whole world critising me. I couldn't deal at all. Poor Autumn wwho ISN"T fat at all. I would love to be as thin as her...she is only 132- 134 pounds for goodness sake. ANyway....no way, no how will I ever be on a reality show.
07-19-2001, 03:38 PM
OK. I just slept on my office floor for an hour and all I feel is more tired...ARGGGG and sore! Sleeping on the floor rots!
Oh Belle, I forgot that hubby and I were long distance... but not that long.... only 8 months. OK, that is kind of long. We saw each other most weekends. And for 4 months of that we were not engaged. Time will only tell!!!
I forgot that also say that I would be on reality TV, just not Survivor... mostly because I would want to win really bad, but don't want to become as thin and sickly as they do! I LOVE the Real World and Road Rules. That would be cool! And having 10 minutes of fame wouldn't be that bad!
07-19-2001, 04:42 PM
OK, been up from my office nap for an hour and I may be feeling a little better. I HOPE... Still have a HUGE headache tho. Have I said that I hate being sick. I feel like a BIG baby... bigger than Emma when she wails! :lol:
OK, back to work/play on-line!! :s:
07-19-2001, 04:55 PM
Jen - wish I could curl up on the floor, but that would be the very moment someone actually walked by my office (usually just tumble weeds!) and I'd be caught and fired...oh well!!
I just went to get a skim milk Latte with a half a shot of almond syrup - its about 3 points and satisfies my sweet cravings plus I get a coffee boost (yay!). I am such a coffee addict..I mean, I can go without coffee, but I really really like it!!
Anyhoo, must get some work done, only 2.5 more hours to quitting time! Then, only 11 work days until my trip with b/f. WE decided to camp and then spend one night in a nice hotel. Of course, we'll probably drop dead of exhaustion and not enjoy the room ;) but oh well!
07-19-2001, 05:11 PM
I have a door on my office with no window. Plus being management I can get away with things. It was either take a nap or go home for the rest of the day.... the nap suited people better because I am still here. Although I would have prefered to go home. Hubby was jealous tho! :smug:
Ughhh... 2 hours left till I go home. Some days last forever!
07-19-2001, 05:40 PM
We must be in the same timezone - maybe you should go home early!? You don't want to get too rundown....
07-19-2001, 05:41 PM
YOU KNOW YOU WERE A LITTLE GIRL IN THE 70's, IF:
1. You wore that rainbow shirt that was half-sleeves and the rainbow went up one sleeve, across your chest and down the other.
2. You made baby chocolate cakes in your Holly Hobbie Easy Bake Oven. You washed them down with The Snoopy Snow Cone Machine.
3. You had that Fisher Price Doctor's kit with a stethoscope that actually worked. After training with these tools you became an expert at the game of "operation".
4. Legos, Legos, Legos
5. You owned a schwin bicycle with a floral banana seat and a basket. In the early 80's you moved onto the ever popular 10 speed. Gosh that seat hurt.
6. Your roller skates had metal wheels.
7. Admit it......you thought Gopher from Love Boat was cute. You had nightmares after watching Fantasy Island.
8. You had rubber boots for rainy days. Your shoes actually fit inside of the boots (with a little help from your mom and some plastic bags).
9. You had Sea Wees in your bath tub.
10. You had either a "bowl cut" or a "pixie" (not to mention the"Dorothy Hamill") because your mom was sick of braiding your hair. How traumatic when people thought you were a boy.
11. Your Holly Hobby sleeping bag was your most prized possession.
12. You wore a "poncho" with your faux fur"muff" and your clogs.
13. You begged Santa for the electronic game...Simon.
14. You had the Donnie and Marie dolls with those pink and purple shredded outfits.
15. You spent hours out back on your metal swing set with the trapeze.
16. You were into ping pong.
17. You had homemade ribbon barrettes in every imaginable color.
18. You kept losing your mittens so your mom bought you the kind that were attached by a string
19. Your Hello Kitty pencil case was cuter than anyone else's.
20. You wanted to be Laura Ingalls Wilder really bad. You wore that Little House on the Prairie-inspired plaid, ruffled shirt with the high neck in at least one school picture. You despised Nellie Olson!
21. You wanted your first kiss to be at the roller rink.
22. You tried to make sure that no boys would grab the comb out of your back pocket and skate away at the roller rink.
23. Your hairstyle was described as having"wings".
24. You thought Shaun Cassidy actually wrote the songs"Da Do Run Run" and "Hey There Lonely Girl".
25. Strawberry Shortcake and her friends Blueberry Muffin and Huckleberry Pie.
26. You couldn't wait to be old enough to wear high-heeled shoes....the one's called "Yo Yo's" with the plastic heel with a hole through it!!
27. You carried a Muppets lunch box to school.
28. You and your girlfriends would fight over which of the Dukes of Hazard was your boyfriend or who would get to be Ginger and who got stuck being Mary Anne.
29. You memorized every song on the "Annie" movie and know at least one person who immediately went out and got the Annie afro. Every now and then "Its A Hard Knock Life" will pop into your brain and you can't stop singing it all day.
30. You had Star Wars action figures, too.
31. You thought unicorns were real.
32. It was a big event in your household each year when the "Wizard of Oz" would come on TV. Break out the popcorn and sleeping bags!
33. You wanted to be a part of the Von Trapp family.
34. Light as a feather, stiff as a board.
35. You loved The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe so much you got the whole Chronicles of Narnia series for Christmas but never read the other books.
36. You crawled in a wardrobe somewhere and actually believed for a few seconds that you were on your way to Narnia.
37. You completely wore-out your Grease Saturday Night Fever, Footloose and Flashdance soundtrack albums.
38. You tried to do lots of arts and crafts things, like yarn & popsicle stick God's Eyes or those weird potholders made on a plastic loom.
39. Shrinky-dinks! What was so appealing about these? I loved the Raggedy Anne & Andy shrinky dinks. I still remember how the oven smelled when they were "baking".
40. You used to tape record songs off the radio by holding your portable tape recorder up to the speaker
41. You couldn't wait to get the free animal poster that came when you ordered books from the Scholastic book orders your teacher would give you. Remember? The order catalogs looked like miniature newspapers.
42. You learned everything you needed to know about girl issues from Judy Blume books. Are you there God? it's me Margaret
43. Care Bears.
44. You thought Olivia Newton John's song"Physical" was about aerobics.
45. "Wiggles" jeans with the embroidery on the back pockets.
46. Friendship pins which you wore on your tennis shoes.
47. Shoelaces with heart or rainbow designs
48. You wore knickers.
49. You collected Smurfs.
50. You wanted to be a Solid Gold dancer.
07-19-2001, 05:43 PM
Belle... only 1 hour 20 minutes left. Too late to go home early. Plus hubby and I come in together so it would be hard to drag him away too! Oh and yah, Calgary is north of us.. HI *waving north*. Did you get to the Stampede?? Was it fun????
07-19-2001, 05:58 PM
I went to the Rodeo with b/f's family, that was fun, and we drank beer, but I didn't get on the rides or anything else. I also didn't get to go drinking with my co-workers, but not a big loss, I don't know them well anyway...
You should come up one summer when Emma is bigger to take in Stampede!
07-19-2001, 06:09 PM
Belle, I would love to. I was on the grounds during the off season once to meet with the people we work with, but that is it. I wanted to go to Banff too, but no time. One day we will! Glad you had fun. 50 minutes and counting. I am ready to skidaddle!
07-19-2001, 07:54 PM
Jen: I loved that list! I remember every single thing on there. I still have a smurf hanging around my room somewhere ... isn't that sad? I found it when going through some old things a few years ago and stuck it on my bureau. And I used to make those Easy Bake oven cakes for my dog's birthday. Those were the days ...
Belle: My b/f waited a year and 2 days to tell me he loved me! I remember because of all days, it was on Election Day. I told him about 5 months and then shut up about it until I heard it from him. AND, we later did the long-distance thing for two years. But we're going on 5 years now, although I'm still waiting for that ring.
Well, I have a story to write. I got delayed because the smoke alarms went off in our pressroom and our building was evacuated for an hour while firefighters figured out if there was a fire. There wasn't.