Monday, May 9, 2011

The Story of a Small Phrase.

"Hold Please" 

Sometimes you'll hear me uttering those two words and wonder "She must have been a telemarketer in a previous life".  No, not at all. 

This phrase goes back to my Nationwide Insurance days when, bored with my job, Kelli, Brooke, Rachel and a few others would call each other and just put the other on hold.  Literally - the phone would ring and we'd say "hold please" and make the other person listen to hold music.  The thing is you never knew when that person was actually coming back on the phone or if they were just going to keep you on hold forever. This could happen once a day, or a hundred times a day.  But there was always hold music.  Oh.. the wonderfully soft melodic hold music.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

How much fun can a horse race really be?!

I was really excited about spending a weekend away from home, spending it with friends and experiencing something I've never really paid much attention to (other than the pretty hats).   This weekend, made me a believer - and a little bit of a gambler. 

Rob and I ended up in Keeneland to experience the Kentucky Derby in full dress and hat mode. The race was in Churchill Downs (which was maybe an hour from Keeneland), but it wasn't like we weren't surrounded by people in their derby finest.  Seersucker, huge hats, even the shoes,  oh my!

Hanging out with some of the funniest people that I know didn't hurt either.  Between Tullous being drunk (and HILARIOUS), Celena being the only sober one, Tasia trying to teach everyone about the horses (while being really drunk herself), Kyle trying to keep an eye on her, Gio (who the waitress even called Dr. Doofus) and Anne-Marie being well, Anne-Marie - it was a memorable trip. 

We made it home today - hungover and very tired, so we crashed and took a way too long nap.  On to start our week after a very exciting weekend!   Thanks to all that made it happen...     and a million thanks to Tasia for letting us crash at your place.  :-)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Random Thoughts

I called my best friend's phone today (which she didn't answer - but that's a blog for another time) and one of the "options" is to press 4 to send a fax.  I'm thinking - WTF?! Who sends a fax to a cell phone?  In the age of email, text, teleporting (what, wait.. we're not there YET?!), I'd like to know the person who programs cell phones and thinks "gee whiz.. this would be a good option to have on there... the fax option!"    Just wondering...


Said best friend also wrote a blog about how much I suck.  Because I did something nice for her.  But I couldn't keep it a surprise.  She's known me for... ohh.. about 8 years.  You would think she knows that I SUCK at keeping surprises secret.  *sigh*   At least we're doing something that both of us are SUPER excited about!   We're meeting Charlaine Harris!!!   If you don't know who that is... well, drive through.


Do you know what Cinco de Mayo is?!  Apparently, this has to be told to me EVERY year, but I forget. It's not my people, I don't know their history.  It's not independence day for them.  Just FYI.  They won some battle in which they used tequila as weapons and now we get drunk to celebrate.  Or something like that. 


I'm at work and have absolutely nothing to do.  So I'm blogging.  How much does my job rock?  Or suck.  I can't decide.