Jan's Introspection

me and my latest - whether they be plans, insightful thoughts, ideas or realities.

Monday, September 30, 2002

An interesting interaction: Bravo, already sleeping on the kitchen floor using the dog pillow/bed as a pillow for his head - Alley walked up to rest on the pillow - Bravo only looked up at her so as to say, "huh?" She looks back at him expressing, "oops" and begins to walk away. Being the loving mommy I am, I walked over to the pillow, gently moved it and called Alley back over. All is well. All is quiet (for now.)

Friday, September 27, 2002

AS WELL! I started hearing (or noticing) this expression being used excessively in 1996 while I was in Dallas Texas working as a volunteer immigration counselor. As soon as I heard it the first time, I thought to myself, why did he use that? he already said "and." Then, I guess due to my personality I tend to dwell on things and started hearing it a lot; it grated on my nerves. Now, I don't hear it as often, but when I do, I realize that they didn't need to use it. I will give you an example: .... blah, blah, blah and he liked it as well. Do you get the gist? My guess is that it is one of those expressions which people tend to use because they think it sounds intelligent. If you don't need it, don't use it. Choose one! Two is generally redundant!

Thursday, September 26, 2002

Ettiquette, Schmettiquette! I don't know why I hold my fork that way sometimes! I'm also sure that if I had held it like that as a kid, my dad probably would have yelled at me for it. Hmmmmmmmmmm - I don't always hold my fork as if it were a shovel; perhaps I was hungrier than I thought.
This is for Windy01 : doable adjective- capable of being done

I agree with Windy as to how strange that word looks in print, but I checked two dictionaries and it is in both. Smile!

Wednesday, September 25, 2002

A day off during the week can be a nice thing. This of course means that I will be working through the weekend. I will not forget that this is better than being unemployed. Smile! Life is good.

Monday, September 23, 2002

Going to the movie theatre. It's not something I used to do often and always appreciate it when I have the opportunity. What is it that is so special about going to the movies? I think....................foremost, it is justifying eating junk! I love eating milk duds with my buttered popcorn. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Whereas I have the freedom to enjoy my movie experience, so does the guy sitting about 8 seats down in the same aisle as me. He seemed to find his pleasure in eating ice. Although I did not have to endure the sound of crunching ice which tends to grate my nerves, I did have the pleasure of listening to the ice 'clank' down the glass after being shaken.

We all have the freedom to enjoy things as we choose, but there is something called consideration, right? This guy was not only shaking his ice around a million times; he was also making very disgusting guttural noises. I laughed a few times during the movie which I thought was acceptable due to the fact that the movie had some funny parts to it, but it's possible that my laughing was found irritating by others.

So it seems...... "acceptable" is not one of those terms that will be defined equally by all.

Oh, are you wondering which movie I saw? The Banger Sisters with Goldie Hawn and Susan Sarrandon (spelling?) - It was a feel good movie with some humor. It's probably one of those movies that many would consider to be a "Chic flic."

Sunday, September 22, 2002

I had something on my mind over a week ago, but now it has passed. I hadn't been able to blog in a while - something happened to my template, but THE Goddess of all websites came to my rescue - thanks Mom!

Tuesday, September 17, 2002

Time flies! I'm trying to satisfy a craving with the food I already have in the house. This will do - hard taco shells with beans and hot sauce. Okay, now I'm ready. Ready for what? Just to let all those concerned know that the job is going well, I know that I've been neglecting my blog, and I'm still going to neglect it because I have house cleaning goals right now. Smile!

Sunday, September 15, 2002

I wrote my previous post before reading a wonderful blog titled Grumbleeze. September 11th, 2002, I went to work as scheduled. At 8:45 am, an announcement was made to have a minute of silence. I was silent as I walked to the restroom to... well you know what people do in the restroom. Anyway, my point is that it was a day just like any other day. I didn't like the idea of all the recaps of the event blah, blah, blah.

September 11th, 2001, I was sitting right where I am sitting now - at my computer (only then it was an iMac) and watching television.

Thursday, September 12, 2002

Work and life - I want to chat about both, but I haven't seemed to want to sit down at the computer long enough to sort out my thoughts. I know - work and life are not mutually exclusive; they are interrelated. By life, I mean I want to talk about September 11th - a very interesting day that was last year and this year. I'll tell you about it......................... soon enough.

Friday, September 06, 2002

It seems that my introspection has turned into just a "Bug" bloggin', but that's okay. I'm sure I will be introspective again soon. For now, I am happy as a bug in rug. Yesterday I went to work for only one thing - that was to be trained on the lift equipment. It was great because I had very few distractions. I am now licensed to operate all the equipment - I also feel confident enough to take it slow and get the job done.

Next Monday I will start my new job - My schedule for the next three weeks is 8 - 5 Monday through Friday. Hopefully, after we begin "pro-sales," my schedule will change to 6am-3pm.

While at work, I had a feeling that Susan may come around after her day. Sure enough! As I was walking out to my car, I saw her car. When we connected, she told me she wanted to go eat some crab legs. Am I one to argue? Of course not! We went to the crab shack on Tybee - sitting by the water with a breeze and adorable kitty cats enjoying the afternoon.

What a wonderful day!

Tuesday, September 03, 2002

My job at The Home Depot has been going well despite the fact that I was not happy with my position in receiving from the beginning. I expressed my interest to move into sales to everyone possible. I was careful to always take it with a positive approach as opposed to complaining. By this, I mean that I focused on how it would benefit both me and the company if I were to move to sales. I emphasized my like for people and interaction with them. It worked in my favor that the human resource person quit because that allowed me to go directly to the manager after speaking to one of his assistants. When my part time hours were cut from 30 to 20 two weeks ago, it discouraged me a little, but also gave me an extra push to talk with the manager. While communicating with him, the manager was able to see my enthusiasm which of course he likes.

When a position opened up, he immediately thought of me. I was offered the full time position and will be starting soon pulling orders for deliveries. My hours will be set with rotating days off which is fine with me.

It's all about attitude and staying positive!

Monday, September 02, 2002

Good vibes are coming my way. I have to work and I'm happy about it. My next blog should contain some promising news. What is meant to be will be.

Sunday, September 01, 2002

Hm - do you think I wrote that previous blog? I didn't write it, but I was chuckling while my friend wrote it.

That is the result of having my computer go directly to my blog upon signing in. I guess she thinks I'm a bug! Where would she get such an idea?