Friday, December 29, 2006

Project NYR

Possibly the only good things about having a birthday so close the the beginning of the year is that it's very convenient for A) remembering how old you are B) setting goals for your next year. I don't have to worry about my New Year's Resolution conflicting with my Birthday goals. For example, a New Year's Resolution (Build up Savings Account) will never get overwritten by a Birthday Goal (Buy a new laptop). I can confidently set my New Years/Birthday Goals at once. Just Set it and Forget it!

(Do other people set birthday goals? maybe thats just something I do since it's so close to New Years and it all gets rolled into one.)

So with no further ado, here is this year's NYR:
Get to work by 8:30 AM. - I've been strolling into work at 9, 9:30, 10, and even 10:30! for the past few months. This is truly pathetic! Any normal employee should be able to manage to get to work before 9AM. I realize I'll need to ease my way into this, so my completion date will be March 1, 2007.

I think this is completely do-able.
I can't wait to give it up for Lent.

I love George Michael

I love George Michael, and I don't care who knows it.

Is there, I ask you, a better pop Christmas song than Last Christmas? I proudly sing (and dance) along to Freedom -- just try doing a "breast stroke" style move during the chorus of Freedom. I think you'll like it.

Doing Karaoke? Nothin' like a little Wake Me Up Before You Go Go! to get the crowd on your side.

Even though I Want Your Sex is a little risque for my pent-up taste, I have to admire his homage to Faith. Who cares if he ends up slumped over his steering wheel one too many times? I will always love George Michael.

However, I will not always love Michael George.

Michael George is a fellow in my ward who has recently taken a shine to me. Now every girl likes to be liked, however, they like to be liked by someone there is a remote chance for romance with. Sadly, romance is definitely not in cards with Michael George.

There are so many obstacles to the match, I'm not even sure where to start:
  • Age (let's just say he prefers his corn creamed),
  • Interests (not sure what they are other than spending time at the library and leaving 4 minute messages on my phone),
  • Temperament (uh - nerdy, and not in a good way),
  • Height and Weight (I'm bigger on both counts) and finally....
  • He's a close talker. Give me my space, little dude. That's all I can say.
Unfortunately, in addition to wanting to "see where our paths have crossed before" he is my Home Teacher. Which means I have two options.
  1. Endure him for one 30 minute meeting once a month (I can't even imagine the torture!!)
  2. Find out if he's a strong member of the Church. If he is, I'll feel good about ditching Home Teaching. If he isn't I'll have to resort to #1.
I sincerely hope he's a strong member of the Church so I can force him to fail in his calling. I hate to make anyone slack unnecessarily, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

I mean, come on, my heart belongs to George Michael. I have to be true to my heart.

A of All

Wait for me! Wait for me! I don't want to be just one of the pack ... but then again, it's lonely here without a blog. So watch out folks, I'm starting my own blog! Buyer beware: you may find out more about my wacky brain then you're really interested in in. I can't be held liable for anything forthwith.

On the off chance someone I don't know reads this, here's a brief bio:
  • Born/Raised in Loveland,Colorado
  • 5th of 7 kids (4 boys: Tod, Brad, Kevin, Derek & 3 girls: Kirsten, Gretchen, Merridee). My family is scattered around the country, with the highest concentration in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Lived in Maryland since 2000.
  • Bounced all over Montgomery and Prince George's Counties, but now happily settled in Silver Spring, just over the DC border.
  • University at BYU
  • Grad School at University of Maryland in Library Science. (seriously, they have a school for that.)
  • Now gainfully employed at CSA as a "Senior Project Specialist" aka Project Manager for this little beauty: MultiSearch (CSA's Federated Search engine)
  • After school job at Ann Taylor Loft
  • Favorite Time of day: Bedtime
  • Favorite drink: Diet Coke
  • Favorite Color: All of them
  • Favorite Radio station: WOXY (internet station)
  • New Favorite way to waste time at work: Post to my blog (of course!)
These introductory blogs are pretty lame - so I'll just wrap up now, and let you check back for better (and definitely more interesting) posts later.