Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Vegas Bay--bee!!
I really love my job sometimes. I just got forced... yes - FORCED, to go to Vegas for 3 days. Then after that, instead of flying home, I head over to San Francisco for a couple days, THEN I get to go home. Yeessss..... I think I played it off pretty good. My other two whiny co-workers are griping because this is the 3rd time I get sent to Vegas this year, and added on to that is the San Francisco leg... HAHAHAHHAHAHAAAA!

And in other work news - I got PUBLISHED today!! Bonus! Not that I'll get a cash bonus for it, but hey - I got National Recognition!

Bummer for today? I had to go register for college. That pisses me off! I've been doing this job for 6 years, and today, someone noticed... Holy Crap - she's only got a high school degree. How did this happen?! She needs to go to school. So Hi-Ho Hi-Ho, it's back to school I go. How the HELL am I going to swing this? I get up at the crackass of dawn and drive 40 freaking miles to the edge of nowhere to work 8 hours a day. Then I drive home and start my REAL job, taking care of 3 children - all under the age of 7. I'm going to be entering college at the age of 35 as a freshman. I'll probably be 55 by the time I graduate. Oh well. At least my work will pay 100% books & tuition, as long as I maintain a B average. And my major? Criminal Justice. Kewl.

My husband has two degrees, and I don't think it's made him any smarter. Just the other day, we were sitting at my parent's house, and my dad & I were discussing the rise in cost of Natural Gas. It's estimated the prices will be 55% higher than last year. My 2 degreed husband popped out with this... "Why are natural gas prices raising?" I think I just stared at him in disbelief before I answered.. "Well gee hunny, I don't know... maybe it's the HURRICANES that decimated the gulf coast?" His reply? "Well - that wouldn't affect the oil production... would it?" My response? It can only be described as the dumbfounded look that you see on tv. My dad, who is a cnn freak, just looked insulted. I don't think he's going to be claiming my husband as a son-in-law anytime soon.

phew. What a day. It ended up fun though. I took my 7 year old to see STOMP at the Civic Center. She really enjoyed it. She's a cute kid, and pretty special to me. I've not showed her picture before, but I don't want to post hers for too long, because she's at that age that sick pervos would get a kick out of it. So look fast! I'll be taking it down soon!


Awwww...isn't she cute? She's my guinea pig. I tell her that I try all my parental stuff on her first, so that I'll know what works better with the other two. She's pretty forgiving of any mistakes I make! And by the way.. I have NO CLUE why her hair is wet in her picture. She's not spilling the beans, but she looks awfully guilty whenever I ask her. Seems to me I remember her being sent home with a discipline report on picture day....

posted by Norman at 9:06 PM | Permalink |


  • At Wednesday, October 26, 2005 5:54:00 AM, Blogger Michael

    Your daughter is adorable. Of course how could she be anything but adorable.

    You are going to be one busy mama. Better enjoy your trip because you won't have time to breathe after that.

    Take Care

  • At Wednesday, October 26, 2005 6:31:00 AM, Blogger me

    beautiful daughter!

    bumrskin...was my word verification...lol, makes me laugh!

  • At Wednesday, October 26, 2005 6:48:00 AM, Anonymous Mabel

    Please... someone force ME to go to Vegas. Better yet, want company?

  • At Wednesday, October 26, 2005 7:11:00 AM, Blogger momyblogR

    What after 6 years NOW you need a further education? What is THAT? Well, it's to your advantage and let THEM pay...lol!

    Your daughter is very sweet. I'd still be pushing for "why the wet hair" LOL!

    Have a good one.

  • At Wednesday, October 26, 2005 7:12:00 AM, Blogger Nap Queen

    That's awesome you get to go TWO cool places! Have fun in school, criminal justice sounds interesting. Your kid is cute!

  • At Wednesday, October 26, 2005 7:22:00 AM, Blogger Andi

    Your daughter is beautiful!! Very best of luck in school. Too bad they won't let you go to college online. There are a couple of really good, reputable colleges that do their classes online. My hubby and I went to see stomp in 2003. We loved it! I took my daughter to see The Blue Man Group too. That was a blast as well!

  • At Wednesday, October 26, 2005 7:31:00 AM, Blogger Freak Magnet

    I feel your pain, Norm. I was told when they placed an ad for the job I have now, they were dead-set on getting someone with a degree. Then I came in and blew them away. They hired me, but under the condition I get a degree. Yeah, I'll just pull a couple hours a day out of my ass so I can do that.

    Hey, if you figure out how to pull time out of your ass, can you let me know?

    And your daughter's a sweetie.

  • At Wednesday, October 26, 2005 7:51:00 AM, Blogger Tammy

    Now, what can I do to get that job?!? I want to be forced to Vegas and San Fran too!!

    Your daughter is beautiful!

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