Thursday, December 17, 2009
And today is my 6th wedding anniversary! It is pretty cool to think that my hubby and I have been married for 6 years! As evidence of how geeky we both are, whenever someone asks about our anniversary, we both tell that person that we were married on the 100th anniversary of flight, haha. For some reason we find that little fact very cool!
Alright, back to cranking out client reports!
Friday, December 11, 2009
On a positive note, I have decided that I am going to start my trek back west for the holidays a little earlier than planned. The hubby, Lobo and I will start our drive on Saturday, the 19th versus leaving on the 22nd. I know it is a long drive, but I seriously am so excited to go somewhere warm for a few days. The crazy drive will be worth it. Plus, driving allows us to bring the dog on our little vacation. I really did not want to leave her in boarding for two weeks.
Alright, back to cranking out client reports..Have a nice weekend everyone!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
I cannot wait for my Christmas vacation. I am taking two weeks off. I am not bringing my work laptop and am refusing to do any work on my vacation. Here's to hoping that I get away with this..
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
On a fun note...There was a guy playing a trumphet by the parking garage in the O'Hare Airport last night. As we approached the parking garage elevators he called my little sister out and played the Air Force fight song for her. It was pretty cool.
On another fun note...I ordered a bracelet from Lisa Leonard Designs. If you are interested in buying some neat, cusomized jewelry for someone, I recommend ordering from this site! The bracelet I ordered turned out awesome.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Also, I feel like I am getting a cold. I have swollen glands and a headache. I am in denial about being sick. I am the only one in the office who has not had a cold, yet.. Alright, I am off to work!
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
I would blog about the Packer game last night, but I am too bummed to do so.. Stupid Favre! Stupid Vikes!
Friday, October 30, 2009
On a fun note, I am going candy shopping with my husband tonight after work. I cannot wait to hand out candy to the cute trick or treaters in our neighborhood. And I am going to buy good candy (i.e., peanut butter cups, Snickers, etc.). My little sister will like what I am about to say..I am dressing up as Samantha Carter from SG-1, haha. And my hubby has still not figured out what he is going to be. I think Lobo will just wear my old Brett Favre jersey, with a sign on it that says "Traitor."
Alright, off to work! T.G.I.F...
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
My day in a nutshell:
So I go to lunch with two co-workers. We drive in one of their cars, a Jeep Commander. I sit in the back where his kids sit.. Anyway, we go to the place, we eat, and then leave and go back to work. About two hours later I go to the restroom. On the way out I notice that I have some food smeared all over my ass from sitting in my co-workers car! I wipe it off, but it leaves a nice greasy stain on my ass, making it look like I had some sort of bathroom accident.. I think I want go home, hahaha.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Well, have a great weekend everyone!
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Update: Just sat with the team leader on this project, and I now understand why he has been taking forever on this project. The other member of the team put incorrect information in our report. I just spent the last two hours redoing her research..Ugh!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
2. One of my former high school track and field teammates recently emailed me. Super cool to see that she actually became successful in college pole vaulting and is now a fairly successful actress. I look forward to catching up with her on the phone and to comparing college competition war stories!
3. The weather is gloomy today. The grey skies make me feel like fall is on its way. When I think of the fall I think of peppermint mochas from Starbucks and NFL games on the weekends! I love the fall! Go Pack Go!
4. I think I may possibly have the most awesome husband in the world. Not only does he get up super early with me in the morning, but he also makes me coffee and packs my lunch. How sweet is that?
Alright, back to drafting my little speech for the call tomorrow.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
And on an annoying note, I cannot stand that Brett Favre is playing for the Vikings this year! Of all the teams he could play for, he goes to the Vikings..It is outrageous.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
On a side note, I have been going through pages of posted photos to find pictures of my littlest sister at Basic Training at the Air Force Academy. The military posts daily pictures of all of the cadets as they go through training. Additionally, someone is posting a blog that explains what events are taking place each day. It is pretty cool. My little sister appears to have lost some weight, though I am not sure that she ever needed to!
Alright, back to the grind. I am going to guzzle some coffee and move at incredible speeds!
Monday, July 13, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Update: I heard from my little sister this morning and she and the other cadets are fine, despite feeling sick. What a relief to hear from her!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Wake up at 4:30 am and run for 20-40 minutes. Get ready and head out the door by 6 am. Arrive at work between 6:30 am-7:00 am and crank through client files and business proposals and sit in on client conference calls or meetings until 6:00 pm or 7:00 pm. Leave the office and arrive home at around 7:00pm -7:30 pm, depending on how bad traffic is. Eat dinner and watch a tv show, while studying or working on a client file. Head to bed around 9:30 pm... Not much has changed since law school. I still find myself sprinting from one task to the next. Life is crazy..
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
I treat you with respect everyday. I do not get mad or yell at you or even criticize you when you hand me back documents with typos on them everyday. I do not get mad or yell at you whenever you get angry with me for handing you something to work on. But, I will admit that I am starting to get mad and angry with your lack of respect towards me. I do not think it is too much to ask that you use spell check, read your work for typos, and that you do not get angry with me whenever I ask you do your job.
Ugh!!!! I do not think I can put up with this anymore...
We went up to my family's cottage in Wisconsin last weekend. It was a blast! I played so many games that I feel like I ran a marathon. I am seriously that sore. And the dog played in the water so much on Friday, that she stayed inside the cottage all day Saturday, sleeping through everything. It was great to get outside and play a little bit.
And now I am back to work. My mentor at work left me a stack of client files before he left for vacation. Which means that I will be busy all day today, finishing up some reports for him to review when he returns tomorrow. Alright, back to cranking through reports...
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
On a happy note, I bought a new desk for my home office this past weekend. Now I do not need to push all of my husband's papers, books, and pop cans off of his desk to get some work done! It looks awesome, and I love it! Unfortunately, I have already made use of my home desk. I spent all day yesterday verifying the data in a client report. :(
Alright, back to work I go..
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Work is still going well. Things are pretty slow here this month, which means that I spend most of my time writing articles that we can forward to clients. It is a lot easier to write articles now that I have a specialty and I am somewhat competent in it. Compare that to when I first started and my boss asked me to write an article about a subject I was clueless about. It was a ton harder to draft something back then.
Additionally, I am taking some PTO in two weeks. One of my sisters and one of my husband's friends are flying out to visit us. We plan on taking them all over Chicago. It should be a blast.
Alright, I am done rambling...
Friday, May 22, 2009
Anyway, my leg is beyond sore this morning. I thought the burning sensation would go away, but it has not! Getting older sucks! I pole vaulted on a broken ankle in college. Now, I strain a leg muscle and I can barely walk...Kinda funny.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Other than brain fog, everything else is going just fine.....
Friday, May 15, 2009
Work is definitely slowing down a little bit and you can see the anxiety on everyone's faces. Throughout the game, conversation would turn to questions regarding everyone's monthly utilization numbers. It is hard disclosing my utilization rates to co-workers because my numbers have not been that bad the last few months. If I disclose my numbers, then my co-workers may turn more competitive with me. Anyway, so I basically dodge the question and say that the last few months have been rough for a lot of people...I feel like a jerk, but I think that I would be a bigger jerk telling people that my numbers have been pretty good..
Ok, I am off to finish a project. Have a nice weekend everyone!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Things are going well on the work front. I just received my year-to-date utilization report, and my numbers are tracking well above my targeted goals. So, barring some unforeseen dry spell, I should meet my billable hours target.
Other than work and outdoor play time, nothing too exciting going on with me. I would talk about politics, but it offends most of the people who read my blog. Besides, I think I would rather focus on the positive things going on around me now adays.
I hope everyone has a nice weekend!
Friday, April 3, 2009
1. Living in the desert
2. Living by the mountains
3. Seeing my family more often
4. Del Taco
5. Sitting at the coffee shop with old friends
Things I don't miss
1. Law school (except for some of my classmates)
2. High school
3. Terre Haute
4. College cross country running
5. My Fundamentals of Marxism undergrad course
2. Filet Mignon
3. Prime Rib
Favorite TV Shows
2. Grey's Anatomy
4. Sarah Connor Chronicles
Newspapers/Websites I Read Daily
1. Wall Street Journal
4. Financial Times
5. A bunch of blogs
Off to work....
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Work has been beyond hectic this week. I have a new found appreciation for what my boss (the one trained in the same specialty as me) actually does. I walk in to the office every morning to 20-30 more emails than I normally receive. As soon as I log in to my computer, a million little instant messages pop up from other consultants. All of the questions are supposedly life or death and need to be resolved ASAP. To say this week has been slightly stressful is a bit of an understatement!It is only Wednesday and I feel like it is Friday!
Ok, back to work.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
After work I came home to an awesome meal cooked by my husband. He makes the best tacos in the world. We ate tacos and watched re-runs of NCIS until we passed out. I know I sound slightly boring, but I'll take boring over a dramatic any day.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Anyway, now for my story... I have participated on a few client calls lately, where our client corporation has had their outside counsel sit in on the call as well. And the most frustrating part of dealing with outside counsel has been their lack of understanding regarding the business side of transactions. They seem to know the law inside and out, but cannot grasp the business and even corporate governance rationale behind some of the provisions we add to plan documents. And instead of admitting that they do not fully understand these concepts, these attorneys recommend certain courses of action to our client corporations that are not good business or corporate governance practices. I cannot believe some of the bad business advice these attorneys have been doling out to our clients. Everyone on my team at work is not only trained in accounting and tax, but is also an attorney. We get the law side and the business side of transactions. I think it is inexcusable for some of the attorneys we interact with to try to provide advice that they have no basis for providing... I know this rant is vague, but I don't dare disclose the actual details of the story. Suffice it to say, that the recommendations from outside counsel would result in horrible business consequences to our clients. It's crazy to me....
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Life: My husband and I have slowly started moving in to a new town home. I say slowly, because we literally are taking over a few things at a time to the new home. The best part about the new home is that the dog absolutely loves the new place. She sprints up and down the stairs with that stupid, goofy grin on her face.
That is as much as I can write for now. I'd better get back to work.