Saturday, February 23, 2008

A new job

Before anyone else sends me an email about my lack of updating my blog, here is a brief update. I have pictures from Vegas, but they are in a disposable camera, which I just haven't gotten around to getting developed. This weekend may be the time.

So to get back to the title of this post... I have a new job! Earlier this week I accepted a job at The Living Legacy Foundation, a non-profit that helps raise awareness for organ donation. Additionally, the organization helps arrange recovery and transplant of organs. I am the new manager of Community Relations. My main responsibilities will be help develop and implement outreach programs to help drive awareness for organ donation and increase donor registration. I'll also have some media relations responsibilities.

I had to workout some details with the benefits and such so it took me over a week make the decision and give notice to LifeBridge Health. So to say that the last couple of weeks have been a little stressful would be an understatement.

I start my new job on March 3, so it maybe a while before I get a chance to post again while I try and get settled in the job. There is hope that I will get those pictures developed and posted.

Oh yeah... thank you all for the birthday wishes. I have thank you cards waiting to be mailed. (I need to by stamps.) I had a great birthday after a rough start. Micah had to spend the night before my birthday in DC, so I had to take the garbage out the morning of my birthday and some how, got locked out of the house in my PJs at 5:45am. I ended up having to break a window and crawl through it to get back into the house. The day did get better. I got beautiful flowers delivered at work and Micah took me out to a great sushi dinner. Yum!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

To tide you all over...

I promise to have an update soon. Life is busy and when I get home I'm so tired. I know, that is a lame excuse, but true.

Here is a funny letter to help you pass the time until I can do a real update...

To be posted VERY LOW on the refrigerator door - pet nose height.
Dear Dogs and Cats:
The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Please note, placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.

The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Beating me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run.

I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort. Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.

For the last time, there is no secret exit from the bathroom. If by some miracle I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge and try to pull the door open. I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years --canine or feline attendance is not required.

The proper order is kiss me, then go smell the other dog or cat's butt. I cannot stress this enough!

To pacify you, my dear pets, I have posted the following message on our front door:

To All Non-Pet Owners Who Visit &Like to Complain About Our Pets:
1. They live here. You don't.
2. If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture. That's why they call it 'furniture.
3. I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.
4. To you, they are an animal. To me, he/she is an adopted son/daughter who is short, hairy, walks on all fours and doesn't
speak clearly.

Remember: Dogs and cats are better than kids because they:
1. Eat less
2. Don't ask for money all the time
3 Are easier to train
4. Normally come when called
5. Never ask to drive the car
6. Don't hang out with drug-using friends
7. Don't smoke or drink
8. Don't have to buy the latest fashions
9. Don't want to wear your clothes
10. Don't need a gazillion dollars for college, and...
11. If they get pregnant, you can sell their children