Friday, May 22, 2009

Rollin' hot

I know that if I had a Geo Metro, I'd be rockin' these rims. HOT!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Cat and Mouse

This photo is from MSNBC's the Week in Pictures. I get an email with a link to the weekly slide show. It's fun to check them out and then vote on your favorite. The caption said that the mouse got away.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

The WTF Blanket

NSFW - headphones are a must. This video is awesome!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Swine effing flu

This is an interesting swine flu map by Google.

This photo is funny:

This post is brought to you by Purell.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Is anyone still here?

I thought that Facebook had killed this blog, but then friends started asking me about it. They said they wanted to know more than one sentence about what’s going on in my life. So here we go, one more try for this blog. Peer pressure!!!

First off, this squirrel is funny. (And thirsty!) It made me laugh.

Work: I used to have a rule that I wouldn’t blog about work, but I just have too much to say. My work gives me too much material to pass up sharing it.

They had a baby shower this week for three guys whose wives are having babies in May. I guess someone spiked the Coolaid last August. They had three massive Costco cakes, one homemade cake, Velveeta sauce, Doritos, and some other snacks. The shower started at 9 am. Yummy – the breakfast of champions. The homemade cake was layered, from bottom with: cake, frosting, brownies, Heath bars, fat free Coolwhip. They referred to this cake as the diet cake because it contained fat free Coolwhip. Diabetes people?!?!?!

My work is holding a charity raffle. You can enter your tickets for specific prizes. These are the prizes along with the amount of tickets I put in for each:
  • A GPS unit (Boooooooooooooooring! 0 tickets)
  • A VP’s parking spot for a year (1 ticket)
  • One of two other prime parking spots for a year (5 tickets)
  • One jeans day per month for a year (6 tickets)

I hope to win both the jeans days and a parking spot.

Cars: I am sorry to say that our Pathfinder, affectionately known as Shadrac will soon be on its way to the scrap heap. I touched the right front fender the other day and good sized chunk of it fell off. Rust, the cancer of cars. I feel guilty getting rid of a car that runs fine. We are thinking of replacing it with either a Subaru Outback Wagon or a Scion XB. We still need to do some research tough. Any other suggestions of what we should get?

I am not sure how I feel about having a nicer car. A couple of weeks ago Shadrac got into a tussle with a parking lot post and lost. When you have a beater-rust-bucket-jalopy that’s no big deal. I got out, tested that the door still opened (it did with a loud creak) and went on my way. I would have been pissed if that had happened with the new car. I would have even had to fix it.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Attention: Animal lovers in Washington state

I wrote to our elected officials to tell them how important I think Senate Bill 5651. I encourage all of you to do the same. Read this editorial from the Seattle Times and visit the Humane Society site to look up your elected officials by zip code.

Not sure what to say? This is what I wrote:


I urge you to support Senate Bill 5651. I believe that you can tell a lot about people and their society by the way that they treat animals. Please help to stop the practice of dogs being bred in inhumane conditions.



Wednesday, February 04, 2009


There is a great show on USA called Psych. I won't go into detail - you just need to watch it. One of the characters, Sean, always makes up funny names for his friend and business partner Gus. Behold the Psych name generator! My Psych name is Maria Lechegrande.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Bachelor

Ladies (I am using that term loosely) of The Bachelor... Buy bras and lay off the self tanner!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The watering hole

Today at work I went to the water cooler to get some water. The two women in front of me getting water were both very, very pregnant. I almost blurted out “Holy shit, what are they putting in that water?!?!” I caught myself just in time and started laughing instead. They probably think I am crazy.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009


Today I was in a meeting and the lady sitting next to me was taking notes with a paper and pen. I can hear a tapping noise so I look over and see that her pen has one of those ball chains attached to the end of it, you know, like at the teller's window at the bank?!?!?! She may as well have had a sign over her head that said "I steal office supplies!"

This reminded me of a story that I am sure most of you have heard, but I will tell it anyway for the benefit of anyone who doesn't know me in real life.

In the mid-nineties, I was a receptionist for an Internet startup. The developers would ALWAYS steal my pens, stapler, tape, etc. even though the supply room was well stocked and just a few steps from my desk. I grew tired of having to put callers on hold because I didn't have a pen to write with. I had one of those cool carbon copy message pads because back then, when someone was out of the office, I would ask "would you like so-and-so's voicemail or can I take a message for you?"

NO ONE takes written messages anymore! I digress, the point is, I started labeling all of my pens, and other miscellaneous office supplies so that I could catch the thieves and retrieve the stolen goods.

Fast forward 5 years and I am now out of school and working as a network administrator. (I know, I know - odd career choice for me – it didn't last long.) One day I went to the data center down south* grabbed the pen at the front desk to sign in and guess what? Yep, it had my label on it. Totally my label! I look down and I see "Ashley's pen!" Small world. You have to figure that the pen had to have been hiding out somewhere for a few years. No way had it actually lasted that long with regular use. Or maybe it was a magic pen.

*What was the name of that place – does anyone remember?