First Random Post of '09

I purposely did not do a "New Year" blog post - I wanted to be different. As much as I love my family and miss them when I'm not home, I was so ready to leave last week. I love my alone time and I got ZERO when I was at home.

When I got back, my brother hit me with a guilt trip about how I work for a company that makes missiles and how Israel is bombing Muslims so indirectly I'm harming "our people". I told him that I have way more stuff that I've actually done to answer for on my Judgement Day, so I think who I work for and what they make will be way down on the list of things I have to answer for. I was quite upset though that he even hit me with it. He tried to cover it up with "Oh I'm not trying to judge you blah blah blah" but that's exactly what it was. Me quit my job because of what other folks are doing? Yeah, not likely.

I've become a big Twitter addict. I still want to get a cooler Twitter icon to add to my blog though. When I get some free time I'm going to work on that.

Today is my first day back in the office. Its been quiet and boring so far. I've also been avoiding the old angry White man who tried to start shit with me on my last day here in December. I really don't want to have to go off on someone in 2009.

I've decided that I need to step my game up at work and stop using "I work in a lab" as an excuse to wear jeans and sneakers everyday. Over the past 2 weeks I've gotten a lot of cute separates for work and also some new comfy loafers. I've also started wearing makeup whenever I go out and to work, instead of just when I have evening plans or a date. Just those little touches have me feeling more girly and feminine.

I got a new phone while I was at home. I went to the Sprint store with TS, and wound up getting a Blackberry Curve. I was interesting in getting a Blackberry, but I didn't want to pay for a BB data plan, cause those suckers are expensive! Well, Sprint just introduced a new family plan - its 1500 anytime mins, nights @ 7pm, unlimited Internet and texting, and it was only $5 more than what I was paying before. So I went with that, so now I have 1000 more mins a month between my 2 phones, and Internet/texting on both. And the GPS Navigation is included in the unlimited internet so I've been using it (very nice btw!). I'm loving the push email (cause having to go in and d/l manually on my Q was getting old) and the apps that are made for the BB. Overall I think it was a good choice. I need more folks for my BB Messenger though, so send me your BB pin!