In July I started a new diet! It's called the O.E.M.F. Diet, which stands for "Only Eat Miniature Foods." It's been very effective, and I've lost about 30 lbs to date. Ok, ok, ok I'm kidding, I'm on the South Beach diet, and to tell the truth, it doesn't feel like a diet at all, and I really have lost about 30 lbs since July.
In August, we had a company barbeque. I'll spare you the details, here are the cliffs notes:
Then, in September, we noticed a pest problem around... Burrito Inc. 404!
For those of you wondering what Burrito Inc. is, here's a quick lesson:
(This one is of the Breakfast variety. MMM delicious burrito)
(A Mexican lady who works at Orcutt Burger in Santa Maria)
(AKA Burrito Inc. to those of you who failed phonics in Kindergarten)
Ok, End of lesson.
Also in September, I had this hideous project I had to do. It was basically some nasty billing reconciliation, and it took me about two weeks, including a Saturday to finish it. I hear I'll be delighted with this honor again soon, cant wait.
And at some point I became the voice of VREO. I'm not exactly sure how this was decided (Other than Scott made both Monica and I read some paper in Brian's office and came to the decision that I should be the new voice of VREO...) but these days, what that gets me is the privilege of recording our Holiday out of office messages. I think we should hold auditions. Here, read this script Tei wrote for me into your PC microphone and email it to me, I'll pick a new voice of VREO...
I also got a hot new desk friend. He protects my things over the weekend. I really can't wait for that damned Transformers movie to come out. Chelsea, keep the links coming...
October was busy... Let's skip straight to my favorite part, my birthday:
I got cool presents (Like this Pirate Fish bumper decoration, and these awesome mugs that make me happy every day)
I made a nifty cat-o-lantern at Becca's house on Halloween night...
I got a super cool girl to come work with me, her name is MAC DEEEEE (don't hate me for posting this picture Heather, tee hee)
I made a Pirate Fish-o-lantern out of one of Jennie or Chelsea's pumpkins (I can't remember whose pumpkin it was...)
I also took this beautiful picture one day when I was sad. I remember that day. I'm not as sad as I was that day anymore.
I'm not sad anymore because I took up a new hobby: Squirrelicide.
And also, there was Oktoberfest. I don't know if you guys can read this... but I can, and it scares me. Can't wait till next year!
Then, it became November. We decided to have the first-ever month-long Hatvember celebration, a tradition that I will carry on next year no matter where I happen to be.
November was interesting. We had more snaps than ever before...
We got some great lessons from our fearless leader about motorcycle safety and testing:
Apparently, he didn't know I always have a camera ready...
Doug asked me to give this leaf to you Celeste. I took a picture instead. I think he might still want to have your babies. I don't really know...="">
Then, on Hatvember 19th I saved some Korean chicks. (Read my blog post from November 19th if you haven't already, it's a really good one.)
And *POOF* it became December. (Or Scarfcember, depending on who you ask. Yet another new tradition which I will carry on next year.)
December brought me a direct order from a candy wrapper:
More time to spend with my family, including my brother whom I ABSOLUTELY LOVE hanging out with.
And this interesting discovery at a local grocery store...
Why is it that on the soda aisle, right next to the SmartWater and Propel, you find this sign:
WTF do they mean by "New Age Drinks????"
This prompted me to go check and see if the sign on another aisle followed the same guidelines... I wandered around the store until I found this...
But I was completely disappointed to find that instead of a sign proudly displaying "OLD AGE DRINKS" these are supposedly "Adult Nutrition" whatever the hell that means.
I find it hard to believe that out of this entire store full of food, Ensure is the only thing that can provide an adult with nutrition. This tempted me to check the baby food aisle and see if that would be considered "BABY NUTRITION" but by this point, I'd lost interest in the signs after making another discovery...
Did you know that these fall under the category of "Adult Nutrition?" Neither did I... I never saw any "Nutrition Facts" on them... Maybe they're considered Feminine Hygiene, or First Aid... I didn't see any Band-aids around them tho... Just Ensure and Centrum Silver.
And last but not least, a few other fun discoveries at a different grocery store:
I heard, you are what you eat. This explains a lot.
And is anyone else worried that these don't say anywhere on the can what they are tender bits of? They claim to be vegan... but Michael Jackson claims he never had any plastic surgery... so who knows...
Oh yeah, and I think I finally decided on a name for my snake. I believe I'm going to name her Dharma. What do you guys think?