Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Wednesday Word: making wednesday worthwhile

au·dit [aw-dit] –noun
1. an official examination and verification of accounts and records, esp. of financial accounts.
2. a report or statement reflecting an audit; a final statement of account.
3. the inspection or examination of a building or other facility to evaluate or improve its appropriateness, safety, efficiency, or the like: An energy audit can suggest ways to reduce home fuel bills.
4. Archaic. a judicial hearing.
5. Obsolete. an audience. –verb (used with object)
6. to make an audit of; examine (accounts, records, etc.) for purposes of verification: The accountants audited the company's books at the end of the fiscal year.
7. to attend (classes, lectures, etc.) as an auditor.
8. to make an audit of (a building or other facility) to evaluate or improve its safety, efficiency, or the like. –verb (used without object)
9. to examine and verify an account or accounts by reference to vouchers.


The organization I work for is going through an audit. And let me tell you something! Do you see the definition above? Yeah, that's not NEAR as long as the TO-DO List!

I don't think I'm sinking yet...

yet... desk is accumulating a large amount of paper I may look like 'him' soon.

So maybe I AM sinking and I'm in denial. muah ha ha ha ha.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


This is my piggy bank before buying diesel...

And this is after filling up...

Sad day in this neighborhood. Talk about pinching pennies. I mean, seriously! IT IS FOUR, CUATRO, 4 DOLLARS A GALLON!

Pretty soon I'm going to stop eating just to get to work...well, there are other options and I like to eat. :o)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A Wednesday Word: making wednesday worthwhile

bal·ly·hoo (bāl'ē-hōō') Pronunciation Key
n. pl. bal·ly·hoos

  1. Sensational or clamorous advertising or publicity.
  2. Noisy shouting or uproar.
Recently, advertising conversations have been frequent in my world (I'm taking a break from politics, ha ha).

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

A Certainty

I like to paint. I've tried oils, acrylics and watercolors. Of the three, I've decided I like watercolors the most. I like it because it provides perfect imperfections and the most beautiful colors when you mix them and it's really one of most freeing activities - EVER. I've painted nothing worth posting. I just wanted to tell you that I'm certain that I like painting with water colors the most.

Friday, March 14, 2008

A slice of Pi!

Today is Pi day! (3/14) I hope you celebrate it with a slice of pie! I bought a pecan pie from the best pecan pie place I know.

So here’s a quotation in honor of Pi:
Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important. -Lisa Hoffman
This is from Wikipedia:

Pi or π is one of the most important mathematical constants, approximately equal
to 3.14159. It represents the ratio of any circle's circumference to its
diameter in Euclidean geometry, which is the same as the ratio of a circle's
area to the square of its radius. Many formulas from mathematics, science, and
engineering include π.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

A Wednesday Word: making wednesday worthwhile

Today, I will be using a Thesaurus!! I should rename today's Wednesday Word post to Wednesday Adventure!! It was a fun one...not anything extravagant per se, but SUPERB.

Main Entry: ace
Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: expert
Synonyms: brilliant, champion, distinguished, excellent, expert, first-rate, great, master, outstanding, superb, virtuoso

Recently, we had a big thunderstorm here in Houston and it messed up our color printer here at work. I knew in the pit of my stomach that if they gave me the project of fixing it - it would work. Seriously the angels were singing and everything!!

So, my boss was working on it. That is just fine if I may say so. He worked on it all afternoon yesterday with a tech and was unsuccessful.

Today, my boss started working on it again and had to leave to an off site meeting and guess who got to take over? ME!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was so excited! Seriously I got to play with the coolest screwdriver and pull apart this color printer and put pieces back together and all that stuff with the instruction of non other than a CANADIAN! As he was giving instructions he would say out, about, and other words that I made a mental note to remember, but nonetheless they have escaped me. I spent all afternoon working on it and now…uh-hum (clear my throat) it is working! It's printing!!! I'm so excited!!!

My boss is a bit jealous. Because I'm a girl and I, the girl who shouldn't be playing with tools and such, fixed it! YEAH!!! GO HANDY WOW-man!

P.S. I mention Canadian, because I have a Canadian friend. The accent was fun to listen to.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

A Wednesday Word: making wednesday worthwhile

re·pose [ri-pohz] verb, -posed, -pos·ing.
–verb (used without object)
  • to lie or be at rest, as from work, activity, etc.
  • to be peacefully calm and quiet: The sea reposed under the tropical sun.
  • to lie or rest on something.
  • Archaic. to depend or reply on a person or thing.

Here is a promise: Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28