Monday, January 29, 2007

Hi, Ho... Hi, Ho

Work sucks.

In the big picture, I really don't have much to complain about. I get to sit at a computer and write all day. It's not cleaning backed-up sewage, welding on top of a skyscraper, or trying to save someone's life. I'm not in danger of physical harm. People's lives don't depend on what I do (at least, to date), but all jobs carry their own unique sets of stressors, both good and bad.

Right now, I can name a hundred things I'd rather be doing than editing copy and creating search engine content - but it pays the bills. First and foremost, I'd like a job with a stability, respect, a living wage, and benefits. Yeah... and while you're at it, I'd like a pony, too.

More on that later.

I do have to report my schadenfreude moment of the week. I found out something about the company-I-oh-so-wanted-to-work-for early last year. The one that gave me a "trial period" working freelance for them, but I eventually ran away screaming. They lost a big... and I mean BIG contract with a major Minneapolis corporation... because of the way they did business. It was a client of their's they'd actually asked me to LIE to to help them save face.

That brought me a moment of pure bliss.

Like I said. More on that later.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

After all these years...

Huh. My memory for this isn't as bad as I thought it would be after all these years. I guess that all those hours of Sunday School and confirmation classes amounted to some literary knowledge of the Good Book.

You know the Bible 88%!

Wow! You are awesome! You are a true Biblical scholar, not just a hearer but a personal reader! The books, the characters, the events, the verses - you know it all! You are fantastic!

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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

20 Questions

Yes, I know. I haven't had an original post in weeks. Recovering from the holidays. Keeping up with clients. Searching for a new gig. Dealing with life. Some good, some bad, some ugly... some really good... but that's life.

So, until I get my ass in gear and write something meaningful - enjoy another meme.

1. Elaborate on your default icon.
To tell the truth, I haven't taken the time to figure out how to post an icon on Blogger. I do have one on Live Journal -- me as Cassie Banning. I only have a Live Journal account to post to friend's blogs!

2. What's your current relationship status?
Very. Happily. Ever after. Married!

3. Ever have a near-death experience?
In what sense? Me, personally near-death? Not that I remember. Damn those black outs.

4. Name an obvious quality you have.

5. What's the name of the song that's stuck in your head right now?
There's actually an entire CD lodged just above my left temple. Man, that stings!

6. Name a celebrity you would marry.
Kate Winslet -- oh, wait -- a guy? Hmmm... it would have to be someone smart and talented... Kenneth Branagh?

7. Who will cut and paste this first?
Of the 3.6 people who read my blog - no clue.

8. Has anyone ever said you look like a celebrity?
Yup. Kelly McGillis.

9. Do you wear a watch?

10. Do you have anything pierced?
Two piercings in each ear.

11. Do you have any tattoos?
Not yet.

12. Do you like pain?
Are you kidding? Four words - labor and delivery... twice. I adore my children and couldn't imagine my life without them. But labor pains are really quite spectacular and enough for a lifetime!

13. Do you like to shop?
Only when it's not necessary. Hate grocery shopping. Hate clothes shopping. Love browsing bookstores, home improvement stores, clearance shelves just about everywhere, and places like Pier 1.

14. What was the last thing you paid for with cash?
A bottle of flavored water.

15. What was the last thing you paid for with your credit card?

16. Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone?
An annoying sales call from one of our credit cards trying to get us to add a premium "service" for a small additional fee. Yeah, right.

17. What is on your desktop background?
Computer 1: The kids splashing in the sunset surf of the Gulf Coast in Gulfport, MS. Computer 2: Da Vinci drawings

18. What is the background on your cell phone?
Red satin. Sexy!

19. What was the last movie you watched?
Fell asleep to "Episode 3: When Good Anakin's Go Bad". I think I watched it for 5 minutes. But had to stay awake for Palpatine and Anakin's chat during the zero-G ballet. As Avindair says, "Ian McDiarmid is the shit!" (In a good way.)

20. What was the last book you read?
I'm in the middle of at least two right now, "London" by Edward Rutherford and "Incubus Dreams" by Laurell K. Hamilton. The last one I finished? Does "Strangers in Paradise: Vol 2" count?

Thursday, January 04, 2007

My dad would be proud...

I promise. This is the last quiz today. Just having trouble jump-starting my brain.

That being said, my dad, born and bred in Mississippi, would be proud of his northern-raised little girl!

You are a 100% True Southerner

True southern through and through. Glad to have you. You are a card carrying southerner and can boast of your heritage.

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I said "Geek Goddess", not "Greek God"!

MagicMarmot, you are a bad, bad influence. I see this stuff on your blog and can't resist. I think you really are Baltar!

This is me!

What Battlestar Gallactica Character Are You?

You're really a versatile person. Capable of leading, obeying, fighting, protecting and if the situation calls, running really damn fast. Nevertheless, you get the job done, whatever it is. You are strong when you need to be, and when others need you to be, so it always looks like your bringing your game face.
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