Sunday, December 30, 2001
Finishing up at work and then off to Oceanside for the next few days.
HAPPY FRICKIN NEW YEAR! May this one be a prosperous, healthy, peaceful, and amazing year for all of us. Be safe!
Saturday, December 29, 2001
Been working today since 7:00 this morning. It sucked getting up early but it was pretty mellow here. I took like 5 phone calls and everyone was pretty nice! The rest of the day I just worked on e-mails. Tonight, my friends Andrea and Joel from New York are coming over. They are driving all over the freakin country and are stopping in LA for one night. SO, I think I'll stop at the store and pick up some stuff to make dinner. I bet they'll be hungry by the time they get to my house.
On my lunch break, I went over to Victoria's Secret to use my gift certificate that my mom got me for Hannukah. Unfortunately, I left my work ID that I was wearing around my neck, in the dressing room! Now, instead of leaving work and going home, I have to go back to Victoria's Secret to pick up my badge. Grrrrrr.....
Jon just called me and told me what we're doing for New Year's Eve. His roommate/best friend/foster brother, Brad, and his girlfriend Rachel, and Jon and I are going to go to this place in San Diego by Sea World that has food, dancing, drinks, and a hotel room package thing. Sounds like a BLAST. I'm really excited about it. Plus, I like hanging out with Brad and Rachel.
Ok- I'm getting out of here....I've been here for 9 1/2 hours....that's enough! Only to come back tomorrow! Working weekends sucks the big one.
Thursday, December 27, 2001
At work.....so sleepy. I'm starting my new schedule today of 6:00 am - 3:00 pm. I'm looking forward to getting off of work early but getting up at 5:00 sucks the big one. It's still dark out!! Will write about the last few days later.
Friday, December 21, 2001
It has been slow today....well, at least the last couple of hours it has been. Hardly any phone calls! YEAH!
I'm ready for a nap.....only three more hours left! WOOO-HOOO! Tonight, I am going to my ex-boyfriend Jeffrey's house. He is having a holiday gathering at his house, which happens to be a hop, skip, and a jump from my house. When we were dating (many years ago), he was doing Beauty and the Beast here in LA. He later did Ragtime here as well....so, lots of Beauty and Ragtime people that I knew will be there. I haven't seen them in a long while. That should be fun. I stayed up until 11:30 last night making potato latkes for the party!
And by the way....my haircut ROCKS!
I've been having the weirdest dreams....maybe it's the time of year or something. Last night, I dreamt that I was taking a road trip to New York to visit all of my friends. The crazy part was, I wasn't driving myself. I was going with the Manager of my apartment complex, Kathy and her husband Stan. They are this funky old couple that constantly wreaks of smoke. They are really sweet but a little strange. They have garage sales every weekend inside our gated parking area. I think they are moving because our building was just bought by another company.
Anyway, back to my dream. I was packing for my journey....making sure I had the appropriate clothes and cds. I kept forgetting things and shoving whatever was in reach into my bag. I was so excited yet so perplexed as to why I was driving. I know I hate flying....especially back and forth to New York because it's like 5 hours. I tend to freak out......which is why I usually sleep the whole way. So, I'm packing while Kathy and Stan are in my apartment talking to other random people that I assume we are going with. It's some group trip to New York. Weird huh? Maybe it's just anxiety......
Today at work, I got a ziploc of mini marshmellows that says "I've heard you've been Naughty, so here's the scoop.....all you get for Christmas is Snowman Poop." Ha ha ha.....pretty creative, eh?
Thursday, December 20, 2001
Still working......I've got a haircut appointment tonight here in Pasadena so I figured I might as well work late and then head over there at 7:00. I can't wait to get my haircut. It totally needs it.
When I get home, I'm going to make Potato Latkes for my friend Jeffrey's party tomorrow night. Man......I can't wait for a frickin day off. I'm beat!
Yesterday, we had a raffle at work. Apparently, there are a bunch of GOTO items that they are giving away before the end of the year. Since we changed our name to Overture, there is no need to have GOTO marketing items. So, we were allowed to fill out three raffle tickets and place them in envelopes according to what prize we wanted. They were giving away GOTO welcome mats, George Foreman Grills, wine glasses, BBQ utensil sets, robes, jackets, banners, etc. So, I put mine in the George Foreman Grill envelope and the jacket envelope. Know that I have NEVER won anything in my life.
I WON THE DOWN JACKET! I am totally serious. I skipped happily up and down the office I was so excited. It is a reversible black and yellow down jacket with a bunch of different zipper pockets. SO COOL. It has a hood you can snap off and on the yellow side, it has a little goto symbol. It is so warm! Pretty cool huh?
Today, they had a catered lunch for our department because everyone is putting in major overtime, including myself. They had a fajita bar with rice and beans and fresh guacamole that was out of this world. Very yummy! And, today they were giving away more shit so I got another t-shirt, a GOTO frisbee, some GOTO magnets, and a whole pack of GOTO pens. I love this company.
Tonight......HAIRCUT. It has been forever. The hairs definitely need to be trimmed. I can't decide if I should just get a little trim and continue growing it out, or if I should cut it short again. Any suggestions?
Wednesday, December 19, 2001
Busy day.....busy, busy day. Man, last night I had thee craziest dreams. I'm not sure what to make of it all. It wasn't scary or sad or anything.....just weird.
Tonight, I have GOT to get some stuff done. I think I'll work out for a little bit first though. It is so nice having a gym here at work. That way I have no excuse. I'm already here....might as well get on the treadmill for a half hour or so.
Tuesday, December 18, 2001
Off to work out!
I miss performing.....ok, there....are you happy now? Yes, I miss it. I sing on my way to work and on my way home in the car. Occassionally, I'll sing at home while I'm cleaning. But, I never practice anymore, I'm not in dance class, and I am unmotivated to do any of that. By the time I get done with my 10 hour day at work, I go to the gym for an hour or so and then go home, eat dinner, and crash.
So......here's my thought......
I've been tossing around this idea for a long time but never really put the time into it. I want to do my own cabaret.....maybe at the Cinegrill....or what used to be Luna Park. I really like Christianne Noll's cd theme of a love story....but I want to do something a little different. I feel like I've been on such a journey over the past years....really, since college. I've made so many changes in myself.....kind of my own personal journey. That will be my theme. And I want to tell little stories and sing songs like I'm Not Afraid from Songs for a New World and Listen to My Heart by David Friedman.....and a bunch of other songs...... but it will be MY creation. Something my heart is in....with my ideas and my choices. Not only will it be a creative outlet and an exposure but it will be cathartic.....therapeutic.... to revisit all of those exciting and dark times. The break-ups.....the auditions.....the call-backs....the times I was strong and on top of the world.....and the times I was depressed and couldn't get out of bed. I want to find a song that touches on all of those moments.
If I'm working on my own project, I can make my own deadlines and work on it in my spare time. That way, I can still work and make money so I can live!
I also want to get back into dance classes. It's sad to think that I was a dance major in college and haven't been in class for MONTHS! I'm usually so pooped when I get off of work but if I could take one of my days off and make sure I take a class that day, I think that would work. There are tons of studios around my area. There is no excuse to not go.
Ok, enough venting....I need to get back on the phone with angry clients......
Friday, December 14, 2001
Amen for pay days!!!!
Just had another asshole call and be completely rude to me. Man, don't people have anything better to do than hassle a customer service representative on a Friday afternoon? This guy was such a jerk. Grrrrrr...... only 2 1/2 hours left! Thank the LORD. I am so ready for my weekend. They asked me to work overtime tomorrow or Sunday and I said NO! Sorry... I need some time off.
Just had a call from hell....what an ASS! But, I didn't cry....YAHOO! On to the next call.....
Sick today....grrrrr....... I feel horrible. I want to go home.
Thursday, December 13, 2001
Felicity last night was amazing! Last night, I had dinner with Damon....alone! It was really great. Apparently, his other friends had plans or something so, he met me at my house at 7:15 and we walked down the street to the Eclectic Cafe. I've heard good things about that restaurant and it's right around the corner from my house.
We had such a good time. The food at this place is so yummy. We caught up, laughed a bunch, told stories, ate A LOT, and then walked home. He had plans in the evening which totally worked out because I got home in time to catch the end of Dawson's and all of Felicity.
Tonight, I am grabbing dinner with my mom.....exchanging some more Channukah presents. I'm taking her to my favorite sushi place here in Pasadena, Sushi-A-Float! Should be fun!
AND.....how could I forget? HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MICHAEL!!!! Go wish Michael a very happy birthday. I hope you are having an amazing day. Have fun with Blues Traveler! I want a full report tomorrow!
Wednesday, December 12, 2001
Working and more working. Thank goodness today is almost over. It has been a really long day. I'm supposed to get dinner tonight with a friend of mine who is in town. I'm torn because I'm kind of pooped but I really want to see him. The thing is...it isn't just going to be dinner with him. It's dinner with him and four of his other friends that he wants to catch up with. So, I'm supposed to get a phone call today regarding where to meet. I told him I got off of work at 6:00 and he should call my cell to let me know where he'll be. Have I heard from him? NO. Do I call him and finger it all out? Or should I just go home and say You never called me? *sigh* I should call and finger out the plans. I'll wait until 6:00 though.
I'm sad Buffy was a repeat last night! I was really looking forward to finding out what Willow's new adventure would be. At least tonight is a new Dawson's and Felicity. I'll have to go home and record that....IF I end up hearing from Damon.
I found out that the new season of Taina starts on January 14th. I know my episode isn't that first or second one. So, look for my Taina episode airing probably in late January or early February. Excellent...... I can't wait!
Tuesday, December 11, 2001
My weekend was wonderful. I got some shopping done for the holidays.....thank goodness. I'm almost done....only two more people to shop for. Jon came up for the weekend which was really nice. We went to a Hannukah party at my dad's house Sunday evening. Dinner was amazing.....and it was so nice to hang out with my family. We exchanged lots-o-gifts, drank, ate, and all around had a blast.
Monday, I took a personal day from work. I was so pooped from my busy week and weekend.....I just needed a day to sleep and eat and relax. Jon and I saw Ocean's 11. I liked it.....more than anything, I liked all of the actors in it. Matt Damon is a cutie pie.
Today, just workin....had a doctor's appointment this morning. I LOVE my doctor. If you live in Irvine, go see Dr. Tint. She rocks. She is this little Asian woman named Daisy, who is thee sweetest and most caring doctor I've ever met. Besides Dr. Sonenbleck that I had from Dowtown New York University Hospital. She was pretty cool too. But, Dr. Tint has been my doctor since I was going to school at UC Irvine. I will always go to her. She listens to every problem you have and trusts your opinions or concerns. She gave me a bunch of samples of allergy drugs so I wouldn't have to buy any. She also was so stoked to see that I had health insurance. Ha ha ha....when I was leaving, she reminded me to keep performing since that is where my heart is, and then she gave me a hug and said it was so good to see me and to have a happy holiday. How cool is that? DR. TINT ROCKS!!!
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Saturday, December 08, 2001
did I happen to mention that it is absolutely beautiful outside this morning? Too bad I'm looking out the window from my computer.....AT WORK!!!!
Why am I at work? That is the question......
Friday, December 07, 2001
Yeah....um....I just had a small breakdown here at work. I've been taking phone calls for the last couple of weeks but haven't really had any training for it. SO, today, almost every call I took was someone complaining and yelling at me. Because of the holidays, we are really back logged. Our editorial team isn't on top of their search listing requests so everyone that calls is pissed off. They are supposed to have their listings processed between 3-5 business days. For many of them, it has been 7 or 8 and they are still sitting in queue unassigned. Basically, they are pissed off and taking it out on the customer service folks.
Today, everyone was pretty much under the weather, including myself, from the party last night. Half of the editors aren't here.....and shit is not getting done. I took a bunch of nasty calls but then came the stinger. This guy calls up and wants his site online right away. He's had some fraud issues in the past so I told him I was going to have to talk to our billing people and have them call him back. The woman in charge of billing gave me all of the scoop, which I still didn't fully grasp and then she told ME to call the angry client! I was not happy. I don't want to go into major detail but......he ended up screaming at me and getting really nasty. I gave him to my supervisor and then broke into tears. I had to take a break.....and walk to the GAP. My Supervisor is so amazing. She consoled me for a while and gave me a $30 GAP card and told me to go get something for myself. I came back with these really soft, purple pajama matching top and bottoms.....comfort.... I am going home now, putting them on, and watching tv in bed with some macaroni and cheese!
Yes, I am hung over today.......wearing a hat here at work....lookin tired! Whatever, I had an AMAZING time last night at the party. I think I had one too many apple martinis but I danced my ass off......definitely got my groove on on the dance floor. I just wish I didn't have to work today. And, of course it is extremely busy here today. Drats! Back to work I go......will give more fun party info later.
Thursday, December 06, 2001
Off to go home and get ready for my holiday party. It's at the Union Station in LA so Erin and I are taking the subway directly there! Cool huh? I am so excited. My dress came out really pretty. I even painted my toes the same plum color to match! oooohhh aaaaahhh. Gotta go home and freshen up, pick up Erin, and then hop on the Lankershim subway stop. I am a little nervous about being on a subway. I hope I don't have an anxiety attack! I think I'll be ok. I'll write more about it tomorrow.
Wednesday, December 05, 2001
I'm off of work in ten minutes. I've got to get some shopping done tonight.....as Chanukkah is on Sunday. I've only gotten a few things for people. I'm going to hit the Target here in Pasadena before I head home.....see if I can find some cool stuff.
Tomorrow night is the big holiday party for work. I'm totally excited about it. Unfortunately, Jon can't come because A. he lives two hours away, and B. it's in the middle of the week and he has to work until 7:00 that night and then be at work at 9:00 in the morning. So, I'm kinda bummed. I was really hoping he'd be able to get time off. But, he just started this job so he can't really be asking for favors! So, my cousin/roommate Erin, is going with me. Should be fun. There is going to be an open bar so we're going to take the LA subway system there and back. That way we don't have to worry about who is going to drive.
Erin is leaving for Arizona on Friday. She'll be gone until the sixth of January!! I am sad about that. She is thee best roommate. I'm really going to miss her while she's gone.
Ok, time to get out of here for the night.......
According to The Arts Test, I am Pablo Picasso's Three Musicians.
"You are colourful and provoking, always looking to break out of the mould and to pioneer new ways of doing things. You have a jaunty outlook and although you are a bit weird, most people have some idea what you're about."
Um.....yeth...I em kinda weird! (sounding like the Ladies Man)
Tuesday, December 04, 2001
I am so pooped.....some demon possessed me this morning and told me to get out of bed early and be at work at 7:30! What?? Or maybe it was all the crack I've been smoking....(Dear family members who may be reading this...that is a joke!) I don't know what my deal is.... I even worked out for an hour and a half yesterday after work. I think I'm insane.
Tonight, I'm picking up my B-yootiful dress from the seamstress for my Overture Holiday party on Thursday. I'm totally excited about it..... open bar, dj, free food....sounds good to me. After I get my dress, I'm off to do a little holiday shopping. As y'all know, Channukah begins Sunday night and I am SO unprepared. If I don't go tonight, I'll have to hit the stores on Saturday. If I do that, I will consider myself COMPLETELY insane. I'm sure the stores will be ridiculously crowded on Saturday.
That's all for now.....one more hour to go...yahoo!