Wednesday, January 21, 2009

One of my favorite comedies is Office Space. If you haven't seen it before and don't mind a few f-bombs and other crude language, I would recommend it. It's just way too funny!

Today, I feel like Ron Livingston's character Peter. See above clip.

I had an extremely productive week last week. I got everything done on my "to-do" list. Even though this is only a four-day work week, I can't get motivated. I spent yesterday morning trying to hook my computer up to our projector so we could watch the inauguration speech. Unfortunately, a million other people had the same idea because the site was too slow. I moved on to trying to get a decent picture on a very small, ancient television in my boss' office. Although the reception was very bad, a group of us were able to "see" (but really just hear) the inauguration.

After that was done, it was time for lunch. After lunch, I decided that I could work ahead and then remembered that being proactive is entirely overrated! So, I messed around on Facebook, read some blogs and felt very lazy.

I had very high expectations for myself today...HAD is the key word here. It is now 11:33 and I have completed one task and read through a few emails. I am meeting a couple of friends for lunch at 12:30 so I can't get a lot accomplished in an hour. Even if I did, what would I do the rest of the day?

Thursday, January 15, 2009

No Shallow Hals in this family

I think I need to clarify something. The previous post "Short Hair is Sexy Hot" was written to be funny. Make you laugh at the stupid things couples can fight over. In no way did I mean to convey that Nick would love me less or find me less attractive because of the way I look. Please do not think that Nick is that shallow because that is the furthest thing from the truth. Nick has shown me nothing but unconditional love over the course of our 8 1/2 year relationship. I know that he will love me even more for the next 50 years to come. Don't come down on him - it was all a playful post.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Short hair is sexy hot!

I think my husband would love it if we were Pentecostal. You know, the women have super long hair and wear skirts all the time. I say this because we got into a little tiff yesterday over hair. Yes, hair.

I decided that I wanted to cut my hair shorter. This is after Nick has recently complained that my hair keeps getting shorter each month even though he has told me that he does not like short hair. I thought I would be respectful and ask his opinion before making the cut. I showed him a picture of what I was thinking of doing the night before my appointment. His response was, "Why are you even asking my opinion when you know my answer?"

This discussion carried into the next day as I tried to get his blessing for my new do. Nick was refusing to give his "blessing" and the more I begged for his blessing the more up upset he got. The discussion was via phone and then via IM. Bad choice on my part. Most heated discussions that I have with Nick are shared with my BFF. She is my sense of reason at times like this when I really don't understand Nick's point of view. So, Nick and I were discussing the cut via IM and, in my opinion, his arguments were a little over the top. I told him that it was just hair and shouldn't be a big deal. To that, he told me that he was going to grow a comb over. The "discussion" continued. This is where it went south. I was having a conversation via IM with my BFF at the same time as my discussion with Nick. Since our conversation was getting so out of hand, I attempted to cut and paste it into my BFF conversation so she could see how stupid we were being. When I hit paste, I realized that I cut and pasted my conversation with Nick back into my conversation with Nick instead sharing it with my BFF. Nick's not a dumb guy and I knew immediately that he would know what I was trying to do. It went something like this:
Nick: what are you doing
Ashley: nothing
Nick: why did you just cut and paste our conversation?
Ashley: I was trying to scroll up
Nick: who were you trying to share it with
Ashley: no one
Nick: whatever.
Ashley: really, I wasn't sharing it
Nick: don't lie to me
Ashley: I was going to share it with Jessica, but I changed my mind
Nick: I'm done
Ashley: Please don't be mad at me. I'm sorry
Nick: You lied
Ashley: No, I changed my mind. I didn't share it with her
Nick: Yeah, when you paste the conversation into the wrong window, it can change your mind pretty quickly

Yeah, I'm stupid! I know it. I can't lie and when I do, I get caught because I suck at lying. Ask my parents, I've never been good at it. I called Nick and tried to make things better. It didn't really help because he was mad at me for not telling him the truth. I was still trying to get his blessing to cut my hair. He told me that I can cut it if I want but just know that he finds me less attractive with short hair.
I left work and was on my way to Blush, still not knowing what I was going to do. I decided to compromise. I didn't go as short as I wanted so he would still find me sort of attractive.

I shared Nick's statement with my mom later. She told me that I must have pretty high confidence since that didn't bother me. I told her that I know he was just saying whatever he thought would make me change my mind. I think short hair can be sexy hot. Isn't it really how your hair makes you feel anyway?

Even Miss Rachel McAdams has short hair!