Thursday, January 17, 2008

New Years Resolution - Halfway through January

I have spent more money that I don't have: namely Victorias Secret yoga/workout pants. As soon as I hit the Pay button I began to have buyers remorse, but then when they arrived and I yanked them on, that disappeared. I love them. I love love them. In fact I kind of want another pair...

I get to do some marketing this week and am contacting all the local and regional papers about ad rates and circulation. I feel so grown up. Aren't you proud? I am also speech writing for an event and I might end up MC'ing it which would be cool. Granted it's an event for the "tulip ambassador" and the contestants are all 5th graders. Still great though. I know some of you teachers in training out there can relate to joys of making speeches to 5th graders. Haha. I may also accompany the winners to Olympia to meet the governor. I will be like part of the entourage for these two 12 year olds. (Wait how old are fifth graders again?)

I am also excited for Better Lovers sweatshirts and I want one in maroon!! Okay, we can see that my non-existent funding doesn't stop me at all!

Right now I am sitting at my desk at work, listening to my boss go "mm-hmmmm, mm-hmmmm, mm-hmmmm" on the telephone in a high falsetto pitch. It reminds me of the annoying phone lady on Office Space.

I was thinking the other night that among the character compliments people have paid me in my life (persuasive, driven, smart, independent, or whatever) I can't remember the last time someone called me kind or compassionate or empathetic. That makes me sad. I think my New Year's resolution is to try to be more kind. Like go-out-of-my-way-to-do-something-nice kind. Because although I am pretty independent and driven, I think I am overlooking the whole slow down and smell the roses joy in life. So there we have it.

So I will back up and say that my boss is not like the annoying phone lady in Office Space with a high falsetto voice, but a nice man who at least works hard.


Kelly Jean Walden said...

You helped me move my couch. That was go-out-of-your-way kind. H, that was go-out-of-your-county kind! Thanks again for that, by the way. :)

Kelly Jean Walden said...

Oh, and maroon? Boooo! Have you seen the light blue one? Please look at it.