May 18, 2009

No Civic Duty for Me

I've posted before on the great sadness of my life. I've never gotten a letter telling me to show up at the courthouse for jury duty. Ever. I'm 24 years old, and never been to to the courthouse for jury duty.

So imagine my excitement when I get a letter a few weeks ago! I was so incredibly excited about it - but I didn't tell anyone because I didn't want to jinx it. My letter said I was alternate which isn't the "A Team" but I'll take what I can get.

As an alternate, I had to call at 11 to find out if the B team was needed, and if so, I would need to be at the courthouse at 1:30.

Last Tuesday I woke up and ran some errands and at 11:00 sharp I was home and on the phone.

Only to find out they didn't want me.

How am I supposed to do my civic duty if they never want me?

My first letter was a total bust.


Casey and I bought a hot tub off of Craigslist a few weeks ago. We had an electrician out last week to give us a price quote because the outlet needs upgraded to a GFCI plug before we plug it in. He told me he'd call to let us know if he would be here Monday or Tuesday - he wasn't sure yet. Getting him to come for the price quote took a weeks and a half and multiple calls.

Still hadn't heard from him and really needed his to come today, so I called him.

he said: it would be tomorrow or Wednesday.
I said: oh really? Wedneday is getting really late. We had called you week before last because we really wanted it completed before our out of town guests arrived so if you could please come as soon as possible that would be great.
His response: Well I might be able to come today. I’ll call you later when I have a better idea of how long these jobs are taking.
I said: Crazy electrician man say what?

Moral of the story: I have no idea when our hot tub is getting installed.

May 14, 2009

My life according to Google

My life according to Google:

Type in the following and choose from the first description found.  Be honest, don't just pick one out to be funny.

1: Type in "[your first name] needs" in the Google search: 
Alexis needs... to stop drawing on herself. (A note to myself in middle school perhaps.)

2: Type in "[your first name] looks like" in Google search:
Alexis looks like... a skeleton - feed that girl!  (I wish!  This is certainly not a comment being made about me!)

3: Type in "[your first name] hates" in Google search:
Alexis hates... coffee, loves Wendy's 99 cent chicken nuggets, hates shellfish, enjoys hiking, is a bad driver, and loves traveling to Europe. (I resent that.  My driving is just fine!  If you ignore that time a few months ago when I backed into the garage.  Twice.)

4: Type in "[your first name] goes" in Google search:
Alexis war.  (Tsar Alexis of Russia goes to war in May 1654....)

5: Type in "[your first name] loves" in Google search:
Alexis loves... is truly a porn star.  (Okay people.  Now I'm really distrubed.  This google search brought up google images.  I am not happy.)

6: Type in "[your first name] eats" in Google search:
Alexis eats...cake on her first birthday.  (No arguments here)

7: Type in "[your first name] has" in Google search
Alexis has... some soul.

8: Type in "[your first name] works" in Google search:
(Kim) Alexis works... with models again. "I can travel and work all over the world, but I can come home and feel safe and protected"

9: Type in"[your first name] lives" in Google search:
Alexis lives! For hours after the battle with Sib, Alexis lay motionless on the ground, animals and insects moved around him and vultures circled above. (Oh please! Like I would ever get in a fight with a guy named Sib.)

10: Type in "[your first name] died" in Google search:
Alexis died... of neglect and hunger. (Thats why you should all comment a lot. You don't want to be responsible for my death by neglect.)

May 13, 2009

Yay Me!

I got my first grade back as a PhD student -- an A!

Yay me!

All of those many many many hours spent working on research papers just might pay off.

Now I'm off to drink a celebratory bottle glass of wine.

I wouldn't feel so lush if I wasn't drinking alone. Oh well.

Waste of Life

I have wasted countless hours of my life that I will never get back. If you haven't looked at you totally should. Then you can have as wasteful a life as I do!

Some favorites (the () show the area code the message was sent from)

(949): Did u know that at any givin time there r 46,948,952 drunk people in the world? Were not alone

(254): Turns out I'm a social drinker... I just happen to be REALLY social.

(207): I dont get it-she has sex with me but wont be my facebook friend?

(207): using no condom is gross. my vagina has a dress code.

(514): you really need to stop walk of shaming home from theme parties.

(734): cannot fit in my clothes. too depressed to drink.(630): if you drink enough to puke, it's like a weight loss plan.

(434): why are there goldfish crackers all over my bed?(540): you decided you wanted to name them & keep them as pets.

(508): If facebook stalking was a job I would totally own it

(210): Hahahaha do you think bella ever gave edward head?

I read things like this and have true fears for the future of this country. True true fears.

May 7, 2009


Casey got a job today!!! Woohoo!

It isn't a great job. It isn't a forever job (it's actually a summer internship). But it's a paying job!


The best thing about it is it will get Casey out of the house and back to doing what he loves - playing in the markets. Casey has such a passion for finance and the equity markets and has missed being in the thick of it each day. This is a fantastic opportunity for him to learn this summer and hopefully the market will be better in the fall and he can find a full-time position.