Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Long week

I have to work 6 days this week, it's going to be torture, plain and simple. Our department is on a 6 week rotation to work on Saturdays and this is my week. Now, it may not be too bad on a normal week, but lately work has been draining! I work 11:30-8 Tuesday thru Friday (9-5:30 on Mondays) and most nights I've been staying until nearly 9, if not later. The travel agency I work for is a "travel redemption agency." So you know when you see commercials for credit card companies that you can earn points towards travel if you use their card? Well, once the points are earned, the cardholders call me to redeem them for travel. Fun stuff, huh? It's actually a great way for us to earn business though, I mean, if they want to use their points, they HAVE to book their travel through us. Guess it is a pretty good idea... Well anyway, we also offer service to some companies that offer travel awards for their salespeople, and in one particular instance, an unnamed pharmaceutical company. Well, these overachievers have a bunch of points expiring at the end of the month and so you can imagine how extremely busy that makes us. But hey, I guess I shouldn't complain, those pill-pushers are paying my bills.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Am I a redneck?

Bobby asked me the other day, "Are you a redneck?" We both laughed and agreed that I probably wasn't, but it got me thinking. So let's review the facts: according to Wikipedia, rednecks are largely descendants of Scots-Irish, which I am, I listen to country music, I go to Boat Shows, I own a Bass Pro shops hat, I enjoy fishing every once in a while, I'll be spending my anniversary in a cabin on a lake in Kentucky or Tennessee, in the next couple of months I may be moving to either Arkansas or West Virginia (enough said), and I'm married to a guy who currently has a semi-mullet. Hey, maybe I just married a redneck! What do you think?

Monday, February 05, 2007

Only in America

As all of you know, yesterday was Super Sunday, which is a day of food, fun, and football in nearly every household in America, and you can bet that we wouldn’t let a day like that pass without a grand fanfare! Bobby got to make a variety of “dips” – red salsa, salsa verde, and guacamole – I heard they were good, I could smell them too, but that’s as close as I got. We made some other yummy snacks and of course, I made my semi-famous Super Bowl cookies. And this year I added a Super Bowl cake. The cake wasn’t my best work, but I really did put some thought into placing the spice drops. As you can see, I have the Colts on offense so that I could have Peyton Manning on my cake, and the Bears are on defense, in a 4-3 formation (or so I’m told) – I just made sure I had 11 for each team! We all really enjoyed the game, halftime, and commercials. We need to get better about taking pictures of the people at the party, but once again, we only took shots of the food. Congrats to the Colts, Tony Dungy, and MVP Peyton Manning!!!

(the palm trees are for Miami - where the Super Bowl was played last night - I guess I should have made rain drops instead)