Monday, September 21, 2009

Excel Queen

Once upon a time in a company far, far away, I bestowed upon myself the title "Excel Queen." I did not think that I was of royalty, but I did work on spreadsheets for the most part of my day.

Fast forward to this time and this company and I still spend a great deal of my time on Microsoft Excel. Today I have been staring at those cells for so long I think I'm going to explode. It's close to impossible for me to do anything else productive. I just feel like time is moving sooooo slowly and even though I have spent a good deal of time working, it's like I'm not closer to being finished.

I really want today to be over.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Traffic & Such

I HATE traffic! Having lived in southern California for years (especially in LA County) I have come to know that traffic is as inevitable as superficial people, smog, and wildfires. Howevver, knowing this does not decrease my level of frustration for all these, least of all traffic. Everytime I'm sittting in traffic, I see the time moving by on the clock and I feel like I am wasting my life away. For example, I left work at 4:20 pm. My boyfriend lives 10 minutes away via freeway. All this in mind, it took me 30 minutes to get to his house.


I usually go to his place everday. Do the math and that comes out to 2 hours and 30 minutes a week! Which is 10 hours a month or 120 hours a year!! Thats not even counting the extra time spent in traffic when I leave after 5pm!

So, when I'm sitting in traffic I feel like I should be multi-tasking or something so that I am not wasting 120 hours a year. Now, I do not do things like read a paper but there have been instances where I think up new story ideas or blog entries such as this one. Today, I figured out how to select multi-media messages on my new phone.

Its time such as these when I think of Peter Griffin from Family Guy. He made a little song that went something like this:

"They should make a tube that sends you straight to work. It would be really cool but that'll be alot of tubes."

Maybe he was onto something with that whole tube idea...

~Posted From My Samsung Jack

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Obama, Kanye, and Who Cares

Top News Story of Today: Audio recording of President Obama calling Kanye West a "jackass"

Really? This is the best that the news corporations could come up with as far as news is concerned?

Granted Kanye did something very disrespectful. He apologized all over the place even calling the girl to apologize. Taylor Swift accepted. That should be the end of the story.

But nooooooooooo.

Now we have to hear about how the President made some comments about the situation and so on and so forth.

Did people forget there's a nation-wide health care plan that is currently up for debate? Or that murders are being committed everyday in various parts of the world, that children are dying of AIDS, unemployment rates are still at an all time high, and that there are American soldiers in Afganistan and Iraq?

I guess I'm one of the few who thinks about these "petty" issues.

Saturday, September 5, 2009


I didn't even know there was a decent beach in San Pedro. Then I went to Cabrillo. There was grassy areas for picnics (where I did indulge in a pastrami sandwhich) sandy shores for castles and beyond the rocks a vast green of sea. I couldn't help but to hike up my dress and begin climbing through the rocks. After I had my fill of rock climbing, I watched the waves crash upon the shore.

I have always been a water person. One of the most relaxing things to me is staring at the water. As I stood there watching the tide come in, I forgot about all the things that usually plague my waking thoughts. Instead, I was entranced by the mighty sea.

~Posted From My Black Jack II