Thursday, August 13, 2009

Exerpts from Coworkers

Me: "Do you calculate your miles per gallon?"
Debbie: "No...I just fill up my tank and go. Why?"
Me: "I've been caculating mine, I save all of my receipts and calculate the MPG, then every so often I tally all of the receipts to see what my overall MPG is...What?"
Debbie: "You're a freak of nature. I think you need Larry to move up here because you're obviously bored."
Me: "That's not true! Larry calculates his MPG...well he started doing it..."
Bill: "It's okay Sarah we all know you have OCD."
Me: "I do, I fully admit and embrace my OCD."
Bill & Debbie: "We know"

Apparently my OCD is that bad. I always thought I had it slightly under wraps...

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Get over yourself!

You know what I am tired of? People complaining. I am so effing tired of that. Someone just told me that a comment was made that I should be coached when speaking to managers.

You know what I say to that? Suck it up and get over yourself! I really don't care who you are or what you do. I work just as hard as you do at my job and you don't see me throwing my title in your face.

People are so effing sensitive. If you tell me you want to add something, or change something at the last minute I don't care. It is YOUR responsibility to get it to me on time. Telling me you want to add something a week before it's due is completely irresponsible. I'm not a flipping babysitter.

I hate people today.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Adventures in Scuba Diving!

This weekend I finished up all of my Open water dives, which means...I am now officially PADI certified and can dive anywhere in the world.

It was a truly wonderful experience. There's nothing quite like it. The weightlessnes, being able to breathe with your head completely underwater. Coolest thing ever! While sitting at the bottom of the lake doing all of our exercises small mouth bass would come up to watch and hang out with us. They were so close and some even let us touch them before swimming away.

We all had so much fun and I've met some really great people. We even learned that a company doesn dives every Sunday and Tuesday for $25 which includes all of your gear! That's a great deal, trust me!

Enjoy some lovely photos of the group!

Justin and Michelle pose for the camera!

Myself and my dive buddy Sarah!

Tired from Diving

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

BCD's, Flippers and Snorkles Oh My!

Yes, that's right. I'm happy to announce I have a beautiful new BCD that just arrived today in the mail. After being scolded by the mail people about using my company name on something I skipped back to my desk and slowly, carefully opened the box to see my wonderful new possession.

It was even more beautiful than I imagined.

The only problem of course is that it's not pink. Trust me, if I could I would deck everything I owned scuba and otherwise in hot pink. But apparently as I was told on Saturday Scuba gear follows the same trends as skiing gear and at the moment Hot Pink is not in. These people obviously know nothing.

I also purchased my wonderful new fins! There are two kinds of fins in the scuba world. A full fin, or a split fin. The full fin gives you more power and allows you to move faster in the water. However it also takes more leg power to use them and if you're not terribly athletic your leg could cramp up. Split fins allow the water to pass through your fins more easily, thus making your kick not as effective, but easier on your legs.
Mine is a cross between the two. I know I know I just said there were only two kinds, so sue me! It's technically a full fin, but it has a soft rubber part in the middle of the fin that allows the fin to be more flexible, allowing the water to pass around the fin more easily.

Next came my wonderful mask. I tried so hard, begged even for a pink mask but i was denied...I wonder if I could paint around the mask in pink? Instead I bought a very comfortable mask which is an open style. While we were in the pool I had a mask with only a front view, meaning my peripheral vision was kaput. With my new mask I can have a complete 180 view of the fishies.

I know I promised a snorkle, but I lied. I hate snorkles. I did not buy one. Funny enough I bet that's the one piece of equipment I actually could purchase in pink. Life is cruel that way...