Archive for April, 2008

30
Apr
08

Baseball in the Afternoon

I’m getting ready to watch the final game of the Giants vs. Rockies series… I love day baseball and luckily since I work from home, I can have the game on in the background while I work (sshhh! Don’t tell my boss!)

I am pleasantly surprised by how well the Giants are doing this year. I truly thought they would be an embarrassment to the Bay Area. Instead, they are young, scrappy, and eager to win. It’s also fun to see so many of the young’uns stealing bases all the time — we sure didn’t have much of THAT the past few years.

Management seems committed to doing what they need to do to win as well. Barry Zito (see my blog on 4.23.2008) has been demoted to the Bull Pen — as my KNBR morning guys say, “thank you GOD!” (you gotta hear the sound byte to get the full effect).

I’m not dumb enough to believe they have a chance at the playoffs, but hey, it’s a start!
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29
Apr
08

The right verdict

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/04/29/BAKU10DLNG.DTL&tsp=1

I am surprised by the news that the jury found him guilty of 1st degree murder, given no body has been found… but I’m happy with their decision.

There was just too much circumstantial evidence. I have been following this murder story and trial. It is shocking to me that this happened right here in the Bay Area and Nina seemed like someone who I could be friends with.

29
Apr
08

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

I found myself a bit envious of the check out gal at Safeway this morning. She has been working there for many years so she knows me by now — it’s kinda creepy how grocery store checkout folks know so much about their clientele based on their purchases. I digress.

I don’t even know this gal’s name, but she is eternally friendly, cheerful and has that “customer service atttude” that never seems to wane… regardless of what crazy, grocery store related dilemmas occur.

Sometimes I miss that job where at the end of your day or shift, you truly leave work behind. In the corporate world, our careers encompasses every aspect of life. No escape… we dream (or have nightmares!) about it, we research ways to be better at it, etc. Most importantly our work affords us the ability to enjoy life outside of the office

I have literally done it ALL in my life so far: waitress (seriously… the. most. stressful. job), pants presser at the dry cleaners, newspaper delivery gal, catering assistant, receptionist, games attendant at Great America, house cleaner, I have even cleaned test tubes before!

I’m proud of my “checkered past” and it does make me appreciate my current career, but there are times when I miss the low stress, low commitment, low brain power situation…

But I also know that given the choice to go back, I wouldn’t!!

29
Apr
08

Ironic

I heard this morning that the “Free Tibet” flags many protesters are waving… were made in China!

28
Apr
08

Roller Coaster Ride

I’m having a rough morning. After another fun filled weekend, I should be feeling energized and inspired. Instead I feel drained and empty.

I get too optimistic about stuff then when things don’t work out… well, let’s just say I don’t deal well with disappointment. When I want something, I typically get it… usually I get what I want by working hard, persevering, drive, discipline, etc.

With the situation I’m in currently, I have no control of anything that happens. I have given the controls to my doctors, I’ve cut out caffeine and alcohol, started eating healthier than ever and I pop vitamins like crazy. What else can I do?

28
Apr
08

The waiting game

Looks like my eggs are happy as can be, comfy cozy, hanging out in my ovaries for now. I am thinking I may as well move into the Reproductive Science Center as the new instructions are for me to come back tomorrow if I get a positive OPK reading and Wednesday no matter what. As if I have nothing better to do! Don’t people work?!? Cause really this stuff ain’t cheap. I pay a copayment each visit and the costs are starting to add up – thank goodness insurance is covering 95% of treatment cost!

I tell all my friends with kids trying to figure out what to do with their lives…. get into the fertility industry — there is MONEY to be made, my friends.

24
Apr
08

So confused…

I love V, she’s my personal fertility expert. Today, she sent me a vague email alluding to something called, “self-guided work” — as something I should be doing right now in light of my situation. huh?

She’s at work right now so I’m having a hard time getting a clear answer… but my head is spinning wondering what I’m supposed to be doing that I’m not. No wonder I’m having such a difficult time with all this!!

Time for patience.