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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

truly random, truly me


Things have been all together busy around here while maintaining a 100% non-interesting and therefore, non blog-worthy, air about our days.

Unless, that is, you include work issues that involve the most ridiculous drama worthy of it’s own soap opera.

But since this isn’t the most appropriate place to vent my frustration caused by working with an unstable personality on the verge of insanity crossed with absolutely no self-awareness to their madness or the stupidity that comes from their mouth and the fact that everyone in the company wishes and hopes for this one person to flee as fast as they can in the furthest direction to a new job and leave our happy little world well alone…  since this isn’t the place, I won’t vent a single word about my past month of confrontations and boiling high blood pressure or say one single inappropriate word about said person =) {But oh wow, how that little bit of not venting felt good!}

And life goes on…


My baby cousin and I goofing around a week before she started her freshman year of college(!!!!) Is it seriously possible that she could be this old? Or that I could be this old???



In other randomness: on one of my days off recently, hubby and I decided we should jump out of a plane, just for the pure heck of it.

Mom, Dad, Sister, and Baby Cousin all came to watch this ludicrous display of ignorance.


We finished our training.



Got suited up, did our fist pound that explodes into a thumbs up, and said our goodbyes to everyone.



Then out into the clear blue yonder we went.


Or not.

More like we drove an hour and a half to get to this place, waited a couple of hours in sweltering heat and humidity inside an airplane hanger, got to see others jump out of a plane…


…and when it was our turn, it decided to sprinkle, followed with some wind and finished off with a little lightening, just for good measure :(


We ended up with a rain-check and a new date to tempt the hand of fate once more on September 15th.

The next time though, it won’t only be a second tempt of fate for Nick and I, but also for my mother. The same woman who wanted to sky-dive into her 50th birthday party that we held at the airport and who also wasn’t able to that day because of torrential rain and lightening. That was 7 years ago this coming Saturday and the poor lady still hasn’t been granted her death birthday wish yet!

I’m so glad we’ll all be able to together now because of our bad string of luck =)

{No one thinks God is sending our entire family a sign with rain and lightening that we shouldn’t be jumping out of planes do they??? I didn’t think so… that would just be silly. Right?}



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  1. Sorry about your co-worker! There's always that ONE and in my case that TWO! On another note, how amazing you were able to skydive!

  2. Been there, done that! Working with crazies is not fun!!!!
    Good Luck. As if there are not enough CRAZY customers! ha

  3. Why is there always some nut who is just a few pills short of their proper lithium dose? Sorry about your squashed death dreams, but the 15th is just a few manic episodes away!

  4. Rain, lightning and broken bones are a sure sign you should NOT jump out if a plane!

  5. i work with a girl whose life is like a lifetime movie and i'm not even exaggerating.

    you are so brave for jumping. i would never jump out of a perfectly good plane;) i'll barely fly. it's one of my biggest fears. really if it were to crash and i had to jump i'd probably have to be pushed out. that is how scared i am.

  6. I think it's definitely a sign! Next time things will go smoothly, I'm sure of it. :-)
    Sorry about the impossibletoworkwith co-worker.
    I think there's one in every work place, darn.
    Hope they make a swift disappearing act in the near future.
    Good luck on the jump!

  7. Oh it's definitely not a sign. :) Haha...if it is, you'll know on the 15th.

    Poor you! Good non-venting.

  8. You are so brave! I've always wanted to do this, but I think I'd end up chickening out.

  9. I used to complain about my job all the time on the blog. I used to even complain about specific people. And then everyone at work found out where they could find my blog. I had to tone it down after that. I vent in code now.

  10. Ugh I hate work crud. Been there, done that and currently still living that. I'm so sorry because I know how badly it stinks! However, I LOVE that you're jumping out of a plane!!! I've had so many friends decide to do this this year and it totally makes me contemplate it! Also, love that your momma is going too. My mom would never be so brave! Good luck!!! :)

  11. You are so brave! As much as I'd love to experience that thrill, I think I'll have to live vicariously through people like you. Have fun!

    It was so great to meet you in person! I did find what I was looking for at Kroger, by the way.

  12. Wow, you are so brave!!! and Mrs. Dye.....what!?!?! Have a blast and I can't wait to see pics.

    Don't stay away from the blog world so long we miss you around here.

  13. I am so scared of heights- this whole post made me nervous just thinking about it, lol!

  14. Why does it seem like there's always one unstable co-worker?? You are definitely brave! I don't think I could jump out of a plane.

  15. that sounds amazing! I think if I ever decided to do it, it would have to be a spur of the moment decision! : )

  16. Oh my goodness, you look just as young as your cousin!!! Like a pair of freshmen excited for school! :)

    I've always wanted to skydive! Hope next time you try everything goes smoothly. :)

  17. Holy cow, Steph? You said BORING!?! THAT, my friend - the sky diving part - is NOT boring, for the record. You and yoru cuz are too cute. I am praying that you all get through the sky diving thing this time around....have fun! You brave, brave SOULS!!!!

  18. Loved reading this! :) I work with a girl that I could just aldjklaskdal;kds;alkda;ld about all day long too! I don't understand how some people are just plain RUDE! I just pray for them that they will find peace and understanding of their behavior and how it affects others.

    I have ALWAYS wanted to skydive but I am CHICKEN! I commend you for your bravery! :)

  19. I just love your blog. It's so cute!

  20. Just came across your blog, so cute!!


I just shared my thoughts, I'd love to hear you share yours! {Besides, I'm tired of listening to the voices in my head.} I kid, I kid... ;)