January 09, 2010

Anything Less Than I Love You is Lying

I must admit I have never been much of a John Mayer fan...until NOW. I am hopelessly addicted to his new album and I NEVER push music, but in this case, I just have to. (I bought the entire album on iTunes and I don't even remember the last time I did that!! Probably never.)

Battle Studies is incredible, honestly. It's overall feel is mellow and relaxing and I am so impressed by his writing abilities. You can tell that there was absolutely no intent to produce a "catchy" album or something that would appeal to the masses 'just because.' The lyrics cover every emotion and it relates to pretty much everyone on some level or another.

Check out Edge of Desire if nothing else. The BEST song on this CD.

XOXO Happy Saturday!!

January 08, 2010

Lovin Lulu's

I wanted to pass on one of my favorite little addictions, I mean clothing sites. I just can’t get enough of Lulu’s…especially their dresses. Their dresses have the same vibe of some of my favorites from Anthropologie and what’s even better is the price!! Check it out! I posted some that I have my eye on at the moment.


January 05, 2010

Meet My Friend DT (Dial Tone)

Today I had a revelation at work. I am a grown-up. I guess I have been for a while but as of today, I am completely and positively sure that I am a certified grown-up however lame it may be.

How do I know?? I’ll tell you.

I work in Human Resources. HR = everyone that calls you has a problem and they will blame it on you merely for being the poor soul that answered the phone to “help” them. They will probably not say hello, they will complain about their issue endlessly, they will ask you to break policy or make an exception “just this once” and then when you don’t, the will most assuredly cuss you out and /or hang up on you at some point. It is always the best when they do both, of course.

So I graduated from Texas A&M in December 2006 (WHOOP) and started this HR job of mine in February 2007. I am self-admittedly a VERY sensitive person, somewhat of a pleaser and don’t like to tell people no…or at least back then. When the calls described above happened, I would feel instant terror/tears coming on/visions of quitting and peeling out of the parking lot never to return.

BUT TODAY…a similar call occurred and when they hung up in my face (after saying that I had “no F’in idea what I was talking about,” even though it was clearly the other way around)…I laughed. I laughed my ass off, and it felt good!! That is how I know I have changed incredibly in the last few years.

It is NOT that I don’t care and it is NOT that I have become a cold-hearted freak of a person but it IS because you can’t let people make you feel bad when you did absolutely nothing!!! You have to laugh it off…it feels so much better.

Lesson for the day – laugh your ass off about something. You won’t regret it!!