Stuff from Stephers

I used to share a blog with Melissa, but she's been MIA for a few months, so I made it all mine! Random thoughts on my every day life to bore you with.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006


I hate the way today feels...full of dull boredom. I look out the window and just see gray fog and I don't have anything to keep me otherwise occupied. I should be excited and happy about our trip but instead I just feel like I don't know what's going on and like I don't have my stuff together. Which I actually don't since I had class last night and the fake tooth implant Monday. I want to think that everything will be ok when it gets here, but the fog seems like an ominous warning or something. I don't have outfits planned because I have no idea what we're doing which means packing is going to be a mess. Remember last time we went to New York when I had to unpack and repack about 3 times over the course of a week? Maybe I shouldn't have started that early but at least I felt like I had really thought about it, even if I didn't have the right clothing options all the time. Anyhow, I'm heading off right now to go run one of my getting ready errands so hopefully I'll just get it all done in time. And I'll go tan after work to get my vitamin D in (which makes you happy fyi).

Monday, February 20, 2006

Just a little busy

I haven’t updated in a while because I’ve been completely swamped. I’m not complaining about any of this but here’s my list of tasks: work and a new huge project, school with endless reading and papers, sara’s wedding with fun showers to be planned and had, alumni council with meetings and trainings and obligations to attend school gala’s etc., and then the elusive Austin humane society which has asked me to be on the committee that plans fundraisers yet hasn’t told me what day once a month they meet yet. On top of that is trying to keep up with dentists, doctors, meds, my dog, boyfriend, friends, and family. Whew! So now that you know what I’ve been doing, and that I haven’t just been on a month-long party without you, here’s what I will be this doing this Thursday through Monday. I get to go to fabulous New York City with my rugged man toy where we get to stay at this fun hotel and eat with Joi at this yummy restaurant on a day we still have not yet determined. It threatens to be cold, but the tickets were cheap and I have a warm coat. So far the plan for what to do isn’t really a plan, just vague ideas. Sara is sending me some New York City guides though so maybe we can look them over on the plane and make a plan. Although making a plan with someone who refuses to plan is difficult, but our ideas of fun aren’t too far apart so I’m sure it will be a great trip. I have my new camera (because I broke the one I got for Christmas and the one I got to replace it with) so I’ll have pictures to post next week. On top of everything I think this trip is helping to save my sanity. So until then I just have to remember to breath.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Weapon of Mass Seduction?

I have a love/hate relationship with Dancing with the Stars. I'm drawn into it, but at the same time it makes me want to scream. At first I was excited to see Stacy Keibler because truth be told, I used to watch her on WWE from time to time.* She has always been tall and beautiful with a perfect body, and she learned difficult routines then too. I even saw her get smashed in the face with a chair once and we'll never know if that was planned or an accident. All the guys loved her because she wore skimpy outfits and always bent over to get into the ring. She's an excellent dancer, yes. But really, her perfection makes me want to not vote for her despite her display of skill. And of course maybe that's petty of me, and sure I'm just jealous, but we're supposed to vote for our favorite not the best. Maybe if she could ugly up or trip once I'd vote for her. But since she can't, I like Drew Lachey. He and his partner, like Stacy's team, scored perfectly this past episode. He's and awesome dancer, but also humble and cute. Not like some amazon goddess-like people on the show. I know last season the best dancer didn't win and everyone was upset, but then too the pretty girl with the revealing dresses was the one to win.

*I didn't watch on my own volition, an ex-boyfriend dragged me into it.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Mental disorder

In class we have to have a partner act out any disorder we like and we do an 11 page intake interview with them. My partner happens to be the guy who in my skills class would only say "no" to each question I asked. Such as
me: "What parts of school DO you like?"
him: "No!"
me: "How do you feel about your teachers?"
him: "No!"
I guess that makes it easy, but it's frustrating. So he's my partner again, and he promised to not do that, but I have a sense of dread because of the mental illness I gave him - dementia. I think dementia would be fun to act out, but I'm a little afraid of what he'll come at me with. What's worse is that when I asked him what he wants me to be he just smiled and said "I'm still deciding." Hopefully he isn't revengful!

Tuesday, February 07, 2006


Yesterday Compass sent me a little postcard thing that says that I got an overdraft fee (for the aforementioned rant). They do this when that happens, but it's funny because the money it said I had in my account was positive. Like 31 times more than I needed for the debit that supposedly took me over the edge. Can I fight that? It's basically like this*

account balance: $1000; debit $30; fee $36

Who can't get $30 out of $1000? I think they just hate me or think I'm a moron. Who has time for things like this. Tell me if I'm crazy but that shouldn't have happened right?

*numbers are made up.

Monday, February 06, 2006


Melissa I know I keep threatening to out your blog. Well, I did it. You're funny and the world deserves to read your humor.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Only at my job

Here's an email from a co-worker. Just funny because I think my job is the only one around where this email would be normal.

"I'll be in late on Friday, I have to pick up the hearing aid for the smoothie shoot."