October 30, 2008
October 29, 2008
Since I am not totally prepared to buy a new phone just yet, I called Sprint to see if the Phone insurance I pay for each month covers this. It appears so, but there is a $50 deductible... I have 60 days to report the claim, plenty of time to determine what to do here. Now I am truly debating is this phone worth the $50 deductible, or would it be better to just get a new one? Kind of like with my first Ipod, Peanut chewed it up, it worked but the screen was damaged. It would have cost me $100 or more to get the screen fixed, yet a new Ipod would be $150. That one was kind of a no-brainer. My other question is whether or not my job will be handing out Bonuses this year... Last year I got $500, previous year was $300. If I am getting a Bonus I will know pretty soon, they notified me via email early to mid-November last year, so I think the smart choice would be to wait and see what my Bonus amount is. Until then... I ponder and look at that crack!
It's been quite chilly recently, and at night Peanut jumps out of his bed into mine and under the blankets. When I get up in the morning, sometimes he doesn't. This is what he looks like.... I mean it's like it's his bed or something! LOL
And last but not least on the picture end of things... here is some of my make-up collection. As you will notice I am not afraid of color. The more neutral shades I reserve for work and what not. The brighter more vibrant shades I wear whenever I feel it's right...
October 28, 2008
October 27, 2008
October 26, 2008
The party was awesome! My appetizer was a hit, and my anti-tomato boyfriend liked it. LOL. I made one change to the recipe I posted a couple days back. Instead of Mayo, I grabbed a thing of Onion dip mix and sour cream, added the bacon, Parmesan cheese and garlic and filled the tomatoes. It was super yummy.
I brought home 3 dresses to try on for the wedding next Sunday, which includes the black satin dress I wanted to try on and see if I fit into. So dress is check!
I'm at work right now, so this one is going to be short. But leave you with the Dead Pirate, The Fem Bot, and Poison Ivy!
October 25, 2008
Now I have done worse... I have based an entire outfit around shoes, or maybe that's easier... Either way in the end I usually pull off an amazing look, and it doesn't look last minute at all. LOL. So for the wedding on November 2nd, I will be wearing this eye shadow, and possibly this black satin dress that my best friend has (if my booty will fit into it), and I will smell like Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B.
Shoes? I have tons of shoes...and if I don't have just the right pair, I will take myself to the Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse and buy a pair.... It's the place for a small budget, awesome shoe purchase!
Now I am off to do some laundry, take Peanut to the park, make my appetizer, and head to a party.
October 23, 2008
Ok onto the recipe:
Bacon Stuffed Cherry Tomato Poppers
Prep Time: 30 minutes
2 pints cherry tomatoes
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (NOT packaged)
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
16-oz. pkg. bacon, crisply cooked, drained, and crumbled
Cut the top off each cherry tomato, and using a melon baller or a sharp knife, carefully scoop out the seeds and pulp. Place each tomato upside down on paper towel to drain.
Combine the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl. Stuff each cherry tomato with the bacon mixture. Chill in fridge for at least 2 hours to blend flavors.
Calories per 2 stuffed tomatoes: 79
Fat: 8 grams
Sodium: 100 mg
October 21, 2008
October 20, 2008
Mark and I attended a Halloween Party Saturday Night... it was ok. But I am really looking forward to my best friend's party this coming Saturday. I won't be able to stay long, but I will be there...
Arrr.... Where's me booty?! Oh wait... he be right next to me!! LOL
Update on the CBS job... I did not get the job. They hired within. But Dave did say he wanted to stay in touch with me and possibly place me somewhere else. He is supposed to call me later this week. It's a bummer, but I obviously made a positive impression on him, or else he wouldn't have said he wanted to stay in touch. And even though he said he wanted to be in touch, there is no garentee of a job ... so it's back to the hunt.
October 18, 2008
October 16, 2008
I was pleased to be asked by the broadcasting school I attended to write a short piece on my experience while attending the school back in 2002. It was kind of like writing a testament to how I've succeeded after broadcasting school. I was told that my short article would be placed in their 40th anniversary booklet, that would be handed out to future students, and alumni alike. If I get a copy of it I will post it on here for you all to read.
If you live in Maryland, or even Pennsylvania, and are interest in a career in radio or television broadcasting, call the Broadcasting Institute of Maryland to find out how you can get started. I know, a plug for them, but after all they were the ones who helped achieve my dream job!
Well I was able to get ahold of my interviewer today to find out if I was still in the running for the job, and where they were at in reaching a decision. I was told that they would call me back at the end of today after they made their decision. Well as I am typing this it's well past the end of the day and I want to know if I got the job. Chances are they have already left for the day and you better believe I will be calling on Friday to find out if I have been selected for the position. I did manage to get some positive feed back on my interview, he said I was very pleasant and he enjoyed interviewing me. I'll take that as I did good!!
I can't stand waiting...... I want to know if I got the job! I want to know if I will finally have health insurance again, because I have been without it for a little over two years now. I want to know if I get to move forward after a year of fervently applying at just about every station I could find with openings... I want to know damn it! I'm patient, but I also like answers!!
October 15, 2008
October 14, 2008
I was really happy with last years pumpkin! I loved it. I still loved it after my boyfriend knocked it over outside and then put it back together with toothpicks.. LOL... woops!!
I have no idea what I am going to carve this year... any ideas? I do know that I have to buy some new carving tools because my other ones broke last year...
This weekend I tried something new with Peanut. I usually keep him on a leash at all times while we are taking our walk. One of the areas we walk through is a high traffic area, so he will definately have to be on a leash. Too many cars and my poor heart would break if he got hit. So as we made the turn back onto our street this weekend I unhooked his leash. My boyfriend was with me so I had a team member if Peanut decided that he was going to bolt. I won't say I don;t trust my dog, I will say he can be quite mischevious, and what he thinks is a fun game of chase, is really not so fun.
He was really good for the off leash part of the walk. He walked right beside Mark and I. He stopped to watch a squirrel, and much to my surprise and delight, he did not take off after it. There may be many more off leash momments to come for him...... I wonder how he would do in the back yard? We don't have part of it fenced, because it needs to be replaced and I usually put him out on a lead.
Update on job: No word yet on the job after my interview Friday. I will be calling Dave, my interviewer tomorrow to follow up. Hopefully I will have some good news. I know he said he would be in touch, but I think I should definately call.
October 11, 2008
October 10, 2008
I expressed to him my interest to be in an environment such as CBS radio where there is an opportunity to do and be more. I think I shocked him when he asked me what my dream job would be. My answer was that I was already in my dream job of radio, but that possibly one day in the future I would like to run a radio station as a GM. He showed me around the facilities, which are really nice. When we got back to his office, he asked me if I fully understood that the position is not a normal 9-5, and that some days the hours would be longer than others. And that my job would be the most important job.
I was confident, and I felt I sold myself well. That I am organized and detail oriented, and that I am not afraid to call someone in the sales dept and ask where is my copy that is supposed to air tomorrow. I'm not afraid to put in the time it takes to get the job not only done, but done right, and that I felt I could do this job really well if given the chance. Dave said he still had a couple candidates to interview, but that he would be in touch. He gave me his card, and said I could call him at anytime if I had any questions, or wanted to follow up with him.
I'm going to drop a thank you card in the mail Saturday, and give him a call either Tuesday or Wednesday. This way the card gets to him, and when I call I am still in his fresh in his memory, rather than wait for him to call me.
October 9, 2008
Tomorrow morning at 10 am I have in interview with a gentleman at CBS Radio Baltimore, for the position of Full Time Continuity Director and Production Assistant. I've been doing my happy dance all morning... :-)
Keep those prayers coming, and I will let you know how it all turns out!!!
I'm so excited I can barely focus on work!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL
October 8, 2008
I was combing out my wet hair while Peanut chewed happily on the floor with his bully stick. My radio in my room sucks, so I invested a while back in a satellite receiver from XM radio. I already had them in my car, so why not the house? Seemed logical. As I stood there, combing away, Santogold came on the channel I was listening to, which was 47 Ethel. The song was Creator, and it has a very funky beginning with some crazy noises. Peanut stopped chewing, looked around and then looked at me... I thought it was hilarious. After he realized it was nothing to be concerned with he went back to happily chewing, and proceeded to blow dry my hair.
I love listening to XM, I'm sorry it's now Sirius XM. So far I haven't noticed any changes in the channels that I listen to, so I'm pretty happy. It was funny my older brother had Sirius in his jeep before the merger, and I had XM before the merger. When I listened to the Sirius channels, they just weren't appealing to me... I hope there won't be too many changes to the channel line up, but whatever be will be. I just hope that the company realizes there are die-hard XM fans, and die-hard Sirius fans, and any changes may upset them. But those die-hard fans will have to take all changes with a grain of salt.
No new news on the job front for me.... I'm still optimistic....
October 7, 2008
Fingers are still crosssed and I am still praying... I will let you know as I know.
In other news, my mom went in for minor surgery today. She had some cyst removed from her neck.... She must be feeling ok, because she has already sent me every forward in her email inbox! LOL... Many of them I have already seen. I may leave work a touch early today, so that I can go home and keep my dog from driving her bonkers... Lord knows how long he was in his crate today. I think we may be jogging instead of walking today!
P.S. Thank you everyone for thinking of me and praying that I get this new job.... Please keep it up!!! I need this new job like a fish needs to swim!!
October 6, 2008
Here is Peanut after a half hour at the dog park. He had the best time walking around and sniffing other dogs, and meeting people. I recenlty bought him some salmon dry dog food at Crunchies and I've noticed he has a bit of fishy breath. LOL... I'm going to have to figure out how to releive that ASAP.
I'm still on the hunt for a new job, and I am sticking to my guns and staying positive. I did get some good news over the weekend. My friend Jill, who just had the baby, told me she called her buddy Spam to see if she could get any info on the job I applied for CBS. The good news, Spam had heard my name earlier that day and said he was going to look over my info and give me a call. The bad news to this, because there is always bad news, is that there is another candidate that wants the position and was filling in for Spam while he was away, which gives him the advantage of already having his foot inthe door. I'm still going to call up there tomorrow morning and see if I can get a hold of the HR lady, I left her a voicemail Friday.
So everyday I have been saying out loud, " I will get a new job at CBS radio." I have also been praying on my way to work, while at work, and on my way home from work. I'm miserable where I am at, but I love my career feild in radio. So a new job would be just the change I need to renew my spirit and love for my job.
I'll keep you posted on what happens next....... Fingers crossed, and prayers said! I need this new job.
October 4, 2008
This beautiful brick house was built by my grandfather, my dad's dad. I never met him, but he built a great house. I haven't lived there in about 10 years now, but every now and again I will dream that I am back in the house.
Before I go I have a quick congratulations to send out to my friend Gillian Summers. She gave birth today to a 7 pound, 11 ounce baby boy. I can't wait to meet him!
October 2, 2008
Last night I got soaked while giving Peanut a bath. He was not a happy guy about getting a bath. He usually will tolerate the bath as long as I don't try to wash his face, but I had to this time. So water and soap were everywhere. I use the kitchen sink because it has a spray nozzle and I can rinse him way quicker than if I were in the bathroom with him during this. During his bath I located one flea on him, which was dead from the soap. It's been a terrible year for fleas at my house!
OK back to work I go. I'm awaiting the music from the Israeli Lady so that I can assemble her radio show, and get this, she's getting it to me before 3 pm! YES!!!! Makes me so happy! She said last weeks show was perfect and that she loved it. Awesome, I worked really hard on it.
Tomorrow I am off from work, so I will be getting the oil changed in my car and calling CBS Baltimore to check the status of my application. I managed to get the name of the HR person, so hopefully I can get through. Fingers crossed, I'm not sitting back and waiting. I am going to get a new job in radio, and push my career forward. And that is that folks!
Here is a pic I took at the Falls Church Station I work at on Sundays...
My boss sent me this a while back, it's from the Philadelphia Station. they have an Italian program, and the host brought in a monkey one day!
October 1, 2008
In other news, I received the most wonderful award from The Wandering Writer and Her Dog for my blog. I just want to say thank you and I hope I have 7 people to give this to... This award really helped put a smile on my face, and today I needed it.
The recipients are as follows:
The Sandy Dog Bakery
The Soon-To-Be-More-Famous Artist Named Nemo
Shoes From Around the Globe
I actualy do not have 7 people to give this too, but the rules are that you have to give it to 7 people. So if you are a recipient, be sure to pass along to 7 other bloggers.
OK, I have a whole bunch of work to do....
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