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Friday, October 31, 2008


Well it seems I wasn't the only one let go by OrganizedWisdom. A lot of people on the WorkPlaceLikeHome forum got canned too. A lot of them had more experience with OW than I did too. It really sucks that they didn't give us any warning at all. Oh well, at least I'll get paid for what I've completed. I'm going back to ChaCha full time. I also got an e-mail about a job i applied for a while ago (work at home) so maybe that will be better.

While I enjoyed working at OW while it lasted, I will no longer be supporting them and this will probably be my last post mentioning them (other than talking about being paid maybe).

Say bye bye to the banner!

P.S. If you want to hear more about what happened, then check out this blog of another former OWer that got the axe as well.

P.P.S. I got an award and I didn't even know it! I feel so special!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Bad News..

I'm not working for OW anymore. I enjoyed it while it lasted, but I think it will be better for me in the long run.

In happier news, I'm feeling much better. I still have a bit of a stuffy nose but it's a lot better than it was a few days ago. Tomorrow is halloween, but I don't think that we'll get many trick-or-treaters.

I've decided to try for a studio in the apartments that James and I looked at last weekend. I think it should be big enough for me to have my bed and couches in there. I just hope I'll be able to afford it. We'll see what happens. I guess that's about it.


Monday, October 27, 2008

Sick you can read in the title, I'm sick. I've been sick since yesterday and I haven't been able to do too much. I'm trying to sit up more today since I didn't do anything at all yesterday. We dropped of Chase but we didn't go to church. I wasn't feeling well enough to go anyway. We rented some movies and watched them and I bought some DVD+R dvd's which actually work. I've been burning the L word on the dvd's I bought. They actually worked in the DVD player too. I can't watch any episodes while they're burning, but I can surf the internet and do some WisdomCards. I couldn't do any yesterday between being sick and the internet and cable being out for most of the day. It was out for everyone in this complex so I guess they were working on it or something.

James and I looked at some apartments in Hoover on Saturday. The 2 bedroom they showed us looks really nice and I think I'd like a 1 bedroom there. Power is included in the price and it comes with a washer/dryer. We're still looking around though. I guess that's it. I'm going to try to get another card done. Bye!

Thursday, October 23, 2008


I only did about 10 Wisdomcards today. I got a late start because I took a shower this morning and headed to the bank and dollar tree to pick up a few things. When I got back I got something to eat and then cut up the onions and bell peppers I bought at Walmart the other day. I like to chop mine up and save it in the freezer, so that way when I want to cook with it, I can just throw it in the pan. I made this dish the other day with chopped bell peppers and onions and I chopped some sausage that I had and then scrambled some eggs on top of it. James really liked it so I chopped up some bell peppers, onions, and sausages in advance and put it in the freezer so that I can make it again quickly. It's pretty good too!

I did about 20 WisdomCards yesterday. I would have done more today but I went with James to pick up Chase and I played with him a lot. I think I'm going to go change into my PJ's and get ready for bed.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A Little...

I got a little work done today. I'm not sure how many Wisdomcards I did, but I know I have some more left on my dash to do. I'm nowhere near my goal for this month, so I really need to get on the ball while I still have the time to not panic about it. I hated trying to do so many last month at the last minute. Honestly I spent a lot of time surfing the web today and trying to get my DVD-R's to burn on my computer. I think I'll just give up on that. Maybe I should have gotten the DVD+R cds instead. Either way, I have a bunch of CD "coasters" that I can't do much with.

I guess I'll go to the store tomorrow and get some more sodas and things like that. I made some chicken alfredo with brocolli using cream of mushroom soup for dinner. It was pretty good, but it wasn't great. It was more of an experiment anyway.

I guess that's it. I might watch another episode of "The L Word" or watch the "Smoking Aces" DVD that James put in. I feel tired though and it's later than I though. Maybe it's a good time for bed.


P.S. Erin called me today and she was telling me about a company where you can rent a full sized washer and dryer for only $31 a month. I think that's pretty cool and I might do it in my next apartment. If water is included, that would be great!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Tomorrow and tomorrow...

I've been putting off doing WisdomCards a lot in the past few days. It's so easy to get distracted when you have a flexible work at home job. I did a few today and I plan to do more after writing this. James is at work until late so I've had/have plenty of time to work on them. It's just a bit hard to get motivated to start. Once I do though, it's a bit addictive and I can do each WisdomCard pretty quickly. I hope I'll be able to concentrate though, because there's a lot of noise going on in the hall. It's as if someone decided that their apartment was located there and decided to have a party. Lots of talking and some kids laughing/talking.

Speaking of apartments, James and I looked at some really nice ones in Trussville over the weekend. I really hope I'll be able to afford an apartment without putting myself into debt. Gotta love that credit card though lol. It really has come in handy a lot since I've gotten it.

Church was great last Sunday. James and I both went down to the front to get prayed for. The guy who was doing it was speaking in tongues as he blessed each person with oil. Pretty weird for a catholic girl but I think it was still good. I hate getting there late because it feels like everyone is giving you "the look" but most people probably don't even notice and I think some of the ushers are used to us coming late lol. We drop off Chase to his mom before we go, so I think getting some church is better than none. Maybe we'll go to an earlier service one day.

I think that's about it. I'd better get back to work!


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Me in a nutshell...

Well I'm still not sleepy so here goes a long ramble about things that I've learned about myself and basically everything you never wanted to know about me:

I love to laugh. I try to lighten some situations with a joke. I don't show outward emotion a whole lot, but I'm very emotional. I'm sensitive. People who I'm closest to are the ones who can hurt me the most with a simple comment. I cry myself to sleep sometimes. Sometimes I cry because my thoughts about things I've said or done snowball sometimes. I love almonds. I'm a chocoholic. I don't like the way my body looks, but I'm too scared to do anything about it. I hate to fail. I hate rejection. I take rejection from people I love very personally. I'm insecure about a lot of things. I don't like to be in crowds, or parties where I don't know anyone by myself. I'm a homebody. I've only had 3 boyfriends including my current one in my whole life. I've only kissed 3 people. If I don't have kids one day, I don't think I would be too upset about it. I don't hate children and it hurts me when my friends think that I do. I don't know how to flirt. I've never dated anyone that didn't eventually become my boyfriend. I'm a non-practicing Catholic. I'm not as religious as I want to be. I hate cheese on anything that's served cold. I love broccoli. I don't like spinach or brussel sprouts. I like to cook. I hate washing dishes. I hate having dishes piled up in the sink. I absolutely hate cleaning the bathroom. I love dogs. I love all kinds of movies. I act like a big kid sometimes. When the person I'm in a relationship with gets mad at me, I sometimes shut down to avoid a fight. Not many people have seen me truly angry. I try not to let things bother me. I hate my thighs. I have big feet. I'm a romantic at heart. My favorite color is purple. I love Wendy's, Chili's, Purple Onion, and Carrabbas. I only sing when no one is around to hear me. No one has really heard me sing. I don't sing in church. I don't want to move back to Mobile. I don't really want to move to Texas. If I don't get into graduate school this time, I don't know what I'll do. Sometimes I can't imagine myself as psychologist, even though it's what I want to do. I can't draw. I like to color sometimes. I haven't slept straight through the night in a long time. I can't fall asleep right away most of the time, even if I'm tired. I used to be a night owl. I try to hard to please the person I'm with sometimes. I'm not good at math. I love to read. I like vampires. I want to get married one day, but I don't think I'm ready yet. I think there's someone out there for every one. I don't know if I believe in soul mates, but I want to. I'm shy until you get to know me. I don't have many close friends. Talking on the phone too long gives me a headache sometimes. I get headaches often. I love to cuddle. I'm old fashioned and I would like whoever wants to propose to me to ask my dad for my hand. If my dad is unable to walk me down the aisle when I get married, I'll walk by myself. I'm afraid that I may have inherited the mental disorder that my mom had while I was younger. I'm afraid of having a marriage like my parents. I would leave any man who hit me. I don't know how to dance. I laugh too loud sometimes. I think my voice is too deep and sounds horrible on tape. I pick up words and phrases from the people I hang around most. I don't want to follow in anyone's footsteps. I'm not sure if my sister will ever get married. I'm not sure if my brother will stay married. I don't think I could stay with someone who's cheated on me. I don't think I would cheat on anybody. I want the man I marry to know me better than I know myself. I can usually tell when something is wrong with someone by their voice. I hate to see men cry. I'm crazy. I'm annoying. I hate the smell of cigarettes but I tried smoking black and mild's before.

I think that's quite enough for now. Congrats if you made it this far and read the whole thing! I may add to it later. I'm going to bed for real this time.

Nighty Night!


It's pretty late but I'm still awake. I watched another episode of "The L Word". It's been so long since I've seen them that it's almost like seeing them all again for the first time. I've been watching them off and on today while taking breaks from doing WisdomCards. I tried to figure out how to put a link or something so people could see my dash and see what I'm working on, and what's been approved but I couldn't figure it out, so you'll just have to take my word for it lol.

James starts work at Marvin's tomorrow morning. It's a computer tech help desk position but it's way out in Leeds which is like 45 min. from here. I hope he enjoys the work. They offered him a position at RadioShack too but they haven't gotten back to him about when he could start. He wanted the one at Marvin's more anyway.

I was looking at the about me section of someone's Facebook page, and I've realized that I've learned a lot about myself in the past few years. I've done things I'd never thought I'd do, and probably didn't do some things I thought I would. I think I've grown a lot but I still have a ways to go.

I was going to write more, but Brandon's online on Facebook so I'm going to chat with him and then get to bed.


Monday, October 13, 2008


Well, I downloaded the whole season of a show called Red Vs. Blue for James yesterday, and it literally took about 6 or 7 hours. Now I'm going through the process of converting the movie files to another format so I can burn them on a DVD for him. Talk about a labor of love! I've tried not to use my computer that much while it was downloading so that it wouldn't slow it down even more.

I did a few WisdomCards yesterday and today. I should be getting paid tomorrow or wednesday. That will help out a lot! I don't have too much to talk about so I guess I'll make this a short post. Just wanted to let anyone interested know that I'm still alive and kicking lol.


P.S. Now I'm downloading "The L Word" which is like "Sex and the City" sort of, but they're all (mostly) lesbians. It's sooooo good! There's some sexual content of course, so it's not for the kiddies, but if you can handle "Sex and the City" you should check out "The L Word"!

Saturday, October 11, 2008


I finished my page for and they said it would be published soon. That means I get a share of their company and whenever a page is up for sale, I get to vote to accept the offer or not, and also I get a part of the profit! It's not a very consist ant thing, but just think, I can keep getting paid in the future for the one page I did today. Plus if I do more pages, I get more shares, which means more moolah!

I worked on some WisdomCards yesterday while I had the time. I didn't do as many as I wanted, because I decided to let windows install an update...which took FOREVER! At least 30 min. I know. Probably more than that. I claimed a bunch of cards though, so I should have a steady stream of work for a few days.

On another note, when I got on the computer this morning, I saw that my ex-boyfriend Troy had sent me a message on Facebook. He was apologizing for things going downhill between us (we broke up almost 2 years ago so it's a bit late lol. Oh well) since he said he was thinking about it. We hardly talk, and when we do it's only when he calls me (I've deleted his number) and he said he would like to hear from me once in a while. I wrote him a message back, and I guess I should have said something like "Oh yeah, sounds great! Let's catch up sometime!" but no...that's not like me. Instead I told him all of the reasons why I've chosen not to talk to him (there were a lot). I'm sure his eyes are going to pop out of his head when he sees the message, but hey at least I was being truthful and he'll know why.

Other than that, I haven't done much today. I think I'll go take a shower and get dressed for the day. I don't know if James is coming by here to pick me up when he gets out of class or going straight to his mom's house to pick up Chase. Either way, it doesn't hurt to be ready lol.


Friday, October 10, 2008

Get to Work!

Chase is at his grandma's and James has an interview and the he has class until around 9 tonight so I'm home all by my lonesome. I really need to use the time to work on some WisdomCards! I claimed about 11 yesterday so I think I'll get started on those first. I've only done two measily cards this month so far. I do not want to try to rush again at the end of the month to get more done either. I almost got carpal tunnel syndrome the last time lol.

Actually now that I look at it, I thought I claimed more WisdomCards but I don't think some of them went through. I'm going to have to claim them again. The reason I remembered is that I was going to link to a card I'm going to do called "How to avoid carpal tunnel syndrome" since I mentioned it above, and when I looked at my dash it wasn't there. No worries. It will be claimed and hopefully worked on soon.

I saw an opening for an adoption counselor at the Greater Birmingham Humane Society which I just LOVE! I love going to look at all of the cute animals and I wish I could adopt some. I really want another dog and maybe after I get my next apartment I'll get another one. The last one I had was a black German Shepherd named Panther. I don't have any pics of him on this computer though. My dad gave him to a local police dog training thing when I came to college. My mom didn't want him in the house anymore since I wasn't there to take care of him.

Anyway, I sent them my resume and hopefully they will contact me for an interview. I filled out some stuff to volunteer there about a week ago, but I won't be able to go to orientation until the 8th on November. Who knows, maybe I'll be working there by then! That would be pretty cool. Maybe my degree will come in handy since I don't have much professional experience.

Well, I'm off to claim and work on WisdomCards.


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Search thing-a-ma-jigger!

Check out my Organized Wisdom search tool over on the right hand side of my blog! Now if you have something you want to seach OW for while you're looking at my blog (like a WisdomCard I talked about) you can just type it in and boom! It will pop right up!

Also, if you ever want to check out my profile and see what cards I'm working on or have finished, just click here!

I know I'm a dork, but I just figured out how to put it up and make it work so just humor me! lol.

It's raining outside today. It's a good day to stay inside and watch TV. Speaking of TV, the new episode of Family Guy was hilarious on Sunday. Peter was obsessed with the song "Surfin' bird" and kept singing it in the episode and now it's stuck in my head! I was going to add a video clip, but I can't find one. Oh well. I'm going to go be lazy and get something to eat.


P.S. I found a short video clip!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Knight In Shining Armor

Well I didn't do any WisdomCards today. I have really got to get on the ball with that. Maybe tomorrow.

So James has this friend named Rhea (I think I spelled that close) that lives in Tuscaloosa (about an hour or so from here) and she's been pretty sick for the last few weeks (she passed out at work about a week or so ago, and she's been coughing a lot this week with blood coming up) but she was too stubborn to go to the doctor. She finally decided to go, but she was too sick to drive herself, her brother wouldn't take her, and her room mate was at work so James called her this morning to check on her and ended up driving all the way up there to take her to the emergency room. He left around 5:30 am and didn't get back here until around 2 pm. My sweetie is such a nice guy.

Speaking of him being nice, he bought me some "Just because" flowers a few days ago. He used to buy me flowers all the time, but since money has been a bit tight, he hasn't done it in a while. I love them though, and purple is my favorite color (as if you didn't know! lol).

I don't know what kind of flowers they are but they're pretty! Daisies maybe.

James and I are supposed to be looking at apartments tomorrow. I contacted one of those apartment finders. I tried to call her today but I left a message and she didn't get back to me until she e-mailed me tonight. We're both looking for 1 bedroom apartments. I'm exited to live by myself again since the only time I have was my last semester at UAB. I'm ready to step up to a "grown up" apartment with furniture (and bills lol)

Well I guess that's about it. I'm off to surf the internet a bit.


Friday, October 3, 2008


Well I've done nothing today. I did accomplish one Wisdom Card though. After the OW site updated, it was on my dash for some reason. I don't remember claiming it, but hey that's money towards my October goal! I was going to do a few more, but I can't claim any right now because it won't let me click on the link. Oh well, I guess I'll have to find something else to do. James and his son Chase are both taking naps. Very cute. Chase is sleeping with his mouth open lol.

The other day I woke up and my neck was killing me. I could hardly turn it to the right at all so I spent the whole day in bed trying to sleep it off and keep very still. James and I will probably be going to look at some apartments Monday. I contacted one of the apartment finders on Craigslist. We probably won't move till December when James's lease is up (I already moved out of the apartment I had and in with him, so I could move any time as long as I have some money), but if I can find something sooner then I'll go ahead and move. We're getting seperate apartments so we can both enjoy living alone again lol.

Well, in my boredom, I updated my profile and put a picture from one of my favorite artists Kevin A. Williams (Better known as WAK). I think this one is called "Sunflower Dreams".

Well, I'm off to watch "Chowder" which is a funny little cartoon. You should watch it if you get a chance!