Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Top 10 Annoying Things your Co-Workers Do on a Daily Basis

If you have ever worked in an office type setting with more than two people, you know that things are going to happen that just plain drive you NUTS. They will be small things which you brush off at first, but then they happen again, and again, and again and eventually you can' take it anymore and you being to resent the people, their careless actions, and inconsiderate habits in which you are forced to deal with 40 plus hours a work week.

With a little help from two friends, we have complied a list of the Top 10 Annoying Things your Co-Workers Do on a Daily Basis:

#10 – Lunch/Break Thieves – Nothing burns my bread more than hearing “I know you are on lunch, but it is just a quick question”. I just sat down, opened my magazine and bit into my sandwich, now all I want to do it bite off your head.

#9 – Slamming around computer equipment – I know you are born in the stone age, but hitting things will no longer help it to work.

#8 - Smokers - just because you smoke doesn’t mean you get longer and more frequent breaks than non-smokers. That would be like a coffee drinker getting a break every time they get a new cup and not coming back to work until they are finished.

#7 - Ask me if I am busy – “No, I have been here for two hours, but haven’t started any work yet because I knew that you would need my help”

#6 - Chew food violently at desk ALL morning long - you get a break eat then.

#5 - Eat while talking on the phone - I sure has heck don’t want to listen to it and good chances are neither does the person on the other end.

#4 – Put their food in the microwave and then go back to their office to do more work. Hey your Lean Cuisine has been sitting in the microwave for 7 minutes now and I know for a fact that Fettuccine Alfredo only needs to be in there for 3.5 minutes.

#3 – Don’t pick up printing jobs off the printer/photocopier. Really, you just printed 65 pages and you don’t want to come and get it?

 #2 – Don’t flush - yes fellas this happens in the ladies room too.

 #1 – Clip fingernails – at my house you do that in the bathroom OVER the toilet!

Ahhh, all three of us feel so much better now that we have these off our chest. Is there anything we missed?? If so, please leave them in a comment so we can all read it and go "OH I hate that!"

Happy Wednesday!

Monday, November 14, 2011

I have to ask...

Despite having hundreds of TV stations, our TV rarely leaves what ever station Nick Jr is on. I have been watching A LOT of Nick Jr. over the last 6-8 months; my daughter loves their shows and other than dumping out laundry baskets full of clean, folded clothes, it is about the only thing that will hold her attention for longer than 2.6 minutes.
 I have to say though there are a few things about these shows that just doesn't add up for me. For example:

1) Why doesn't Dora's shirt cover all of her belly?

2) Where are Max & Ruby's parents?

3) How old are the Fresh Beats? They act like they are in junior high, dress like they are in high school, and look like they are out of college?

4) Why hasn't Dino Dan's Mom brought him to see a Psychiatrist? The kid "see's" dinosaurs'?

 5) Can someone please explain to me Yo Gabba Gabba? Anyone??

6) Do Olivia's parents fight? Ever? Three kids and Mom gets all dressed up to stay home all day and no one raises their vioces? And how do 4.5 pigs fit in that little car?

7) What is Uniqua?? Is she a salamander? Wait?! Is 'she' even a 'she'?

8) Why did they make Milli & Geo's heads so big? It just looks weird.

I could keep going... but then you would start to question my sanity. But I can't be the only Mom out there watching these shows and asking these same questions. Right? What are you kids watching that make you go "huh?"?

Monday, November 7, 2011

Fall Family Photos

Ahh, the fall season has arrived. It is by far my favorite of the four seasons; apples, warm days and cool nights, and the best part of all, foliage! Lurrrve foliage; not only is it beautiful to look at, it also creates a beautiful backdrop when taking photos.

Unfortunately this fall, I have done little to no photography due to that little knee issue I had back in September, more on that later... But a few weeks ago I did photograph this adorable little family. You see Mom and I had tried to set a date for these pictures starting back in the Spring, one thing happened and another thing came up and we could never seem to sync our schedules. But a few weeks ago, with the understanding that I have only one fully functioning leg, we finally scheduled a time for a mini family session.

I had so much fun photographing this family. This little guy is really good friends with Miss. E.. They are sooooo cute together; I am not sure how 'cute' we will think they are together in 16 years, but for now he just melts my little heart.

Little man!


Deb - you are gorgeous!

Don't you just want to squeeze him?!?

Well, that would mean you have to catch him first!

Love, love, love these next two.

That little look right there will break a lot of hearts some day, as long as one of those hearts does not belong to my daughter - haha! No really...

I always enjoy the reaction I get when I tell couples I am going to have them make out. They laugh, and then I tell them I am not kidding and the laughter usually stops.
But once I give the order to start kissing - I usually have to tell them to stop!

Dad has my dream truck; an old Ford Bronco! When I saw it in the driveway I knew I had to get this little guy in there for some pictures.

I may be a little partial to the truck, but this maybe my favorite shot of the day!

I was looking through these pictures and I just had to include this series of photos in here. Photographing two year olds CAN BE challenging, trying to photograph parents alone while their two year old is running around IS challenging.

But with a little creative cropping of the camera, a photographer always gets her shot!

Deb - thankfully we were finally able to catch up! Thank you for all your patience and understanding over the last couple months. I hope it was worth the wait.
Happy Monday