Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Moving

Y'all, I'm in the middle of moving, have to attend a faculty retreat this week, have a giant project and lots of reading to do for class tomorrow as well.

Seriously, all joking aside, I am just barely hanging on.

Hurry up, December 9. That is my light at the end of the tunnel.

Oh, and that I am going to be living in a fab new house come Saturday.
posted by Anisa @ 1:11 PM | 9 comments


Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Egos

Some people have huge egos.

They talk down to other people.

They don't realize that email reaches an actual person.

I do not like these people.

They are not the kind of people that could handle accidentally wearing one bronze shoe and one black shoe to work like I did last week.

Or realize that their zipper was open most of the morning.

They could not own the fact they didn't know interior paint was mixed after you chose the color. They couldn't handle the fact they were looking for the aisle with interior paint.

No siree. Their panties stay in a wad at all times.

Too bad for them.
posted by Anisa @ 12:04 PM | 3 comments


Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Rest in Peace

In about twenty minutes, I will load up my CR-V with my pals from work, and we will head out.

He died. Today's the funeral.

I wrote an article about him for my last newspaper column. His wife emailed to say he was touched. I am so grateful I was able to tell this man in some way what he meant to me.

Try to be kind to those around you today...you truly never know when your last conversation will be. Annoying co-worker? Look them in the eye and listen to them today. Complaining friend? Give them your attention. Nagging relative? Be grateful they care.

Appreciate life. Appreciate today.
posted by Anisa @ 9:45 AM | 6 comments


Friday, October 06, 2006

Way Too Much Info

I got this meme from Cheryl, and it was perfect to do on a Friday afternoon when I don't want to do anything.

1. FIRST NAME.
Anisa
2. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
Yes. One of my great-grandmothers had the first name Anise, and another great-grandmother had the middle name Nisa.
3. WHEN DID YOU LAST CRY?
I cry at that commercial where people keep helping other people out...like a lady pushes a man out of the way so stuff doesn't fall on him, a man gives a little girl her dropped bunny, etc.
4. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
It's gotten messy because I have to take notes so quickly in graduate school. If I'm trying, it's nice enough. Sort of half cursive/half print.
5. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
Turkey, but I don't like lunch meat that much.
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
I've thought about this before too. I think so...I would get on my nerves sometimes, but I would be friends with me.
7. DO YOU JOURNAL?
Right here I do!
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Yep.
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
No way. I would be the person who had the freak accident and died.
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
I love Lucky Charms, Peanut Butter Captain Crunch and Cookie Crisp. Shut up. I know this is the list of a 6-year old.
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
No, I just usually slide them off by putting one foot on the other heel and pushing down.
12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
I am so similar to Cheryl on this. I am not physically very strong, but I'm stronger than I ever would have dreamed emotionally.
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR?
Ben and Jerry's Cookies 'n Cream (I think that's what it's called...it has Oreos in it).
14. SHOE SIZE?
7 or 7.5
15. FAVORITE COLOR?
Hot pink
16. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
I worry too much and obsess over things.
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
Friends and family all over...I would love to see my little cousins (Sommer and Sam) more often.
18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU?
Feel free to blog this!
19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
My pants are a tannish goldish orangish color, and my shoes are bronze.
20. LAST THING YOU ATE?
Almonds last night.
21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
The radio...some guy is rambling about Def Leppard, and I wish they'd get back to the music. I also hear my cute silver desk fan.
22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
Hot pink, of course!
23. FAVORITE SMELLS?
Old Spice, freshly baked chocolate chip cookies
24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
Bert
25. THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE YOU'RE ATTRACTED TO.
Maybe eyes and hair?
26. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?
Cheryl is amazing...I hope we get to meet someday!
27. FAVORITE DRINK?
So.....I think I'm allergic to aspartame. Long story, but I believe it was giving me chest pains. Therefore, I don't want to think about all I'm missing right now. I love diet drinks, especially Dr. Pepper and Sunkist. I've only had water for over a week now.
28. FAVORITE SPORT?
To watch: college football, for like 30 minutes before I have to start reading a magazine
To play: ha ha, very funny
29. EYE COLOR?
Dark brown. My eyes used to be black, and in first grade we had to lean across and see what a pupil was. "Mrs. Corhern, Anisa doesn't have a pupil!" the kid across from me said. Whatever, yes I did.
30. HAT SIZE?
Probably medium. My grandparents measured it when I was little and called the doctor because they were worried. I mean, it's not giant! I think it's medium-sized. OK, maybe a tad bit larger than medium. But I DO NOT need a large hat.
31. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
Nope. I wear glasses a good bit at work because I am staring at a computer, but all I have is a stigmatism.
32. FAVORITE FOOD?
Chocolate and cheese pizza! Mmmmmmmm...
33.SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
Happy endings for sure. Scary movies made me so afraid, and I have trouble sleeping for sometimes weeks. I WILL NOT see the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie. Hells no.
34. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
Black
35. SUMMER OR WINTER?
Summer, but it's getting so freaking hot in the summer now.
36. HUGS OR KISSES?
Snugs. I love to snuggle.
37. FAVORITE DESSERT?
Cookies and brownies
38. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING?
I just read a book on budgeting in higher education for class. Loads of fun. Blech.
39. WHAT'S ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
Nothing, it's black and ergonomic.
40. WHAT DID YOU WATCH LAST NIGHT ON TV?
The last bit of the "Young and the Restless," "Ugly Betty" and "Grey's Anatomy." Give me a break, I had been fasting all day and was half dead. I couldn't move.
41. FAVORITE SOUNDS?
Laughter, "You've lost weight!" and my kitten purring
42. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
The Stones...all the way. I saw them in concert, and they are awesome. I was raised on the Stones.
43. THE FURTHEST YOU'VE BEEN FROM HOME.
India
44. WHAT'S YOUR SPECIAL TALENT?
I guess writing; I love it.
45. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
Mississippi
46. WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?
Got it from Cheryl
47. NEWEST THING YOU'VE TRIED?
The show "Ugly Betty." It's OK...
48. ONE THING YOU'D CHANGE ABOUT YOURSELF.
Be skinny and rich, of course! ;) And less obsessive.
49. WHO DID YOU LAST SEND A CARD OR LETTER TO?
I am very good about sending thank-you notes, so I'm sure it was one of those.
50. WHERE WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO VISIT IF MONEY WERE NO OBJECT?
Paris. I have been promised it's my 10-year anniversary trip.

posted by Anisa @ 3:01 PM | 6 comments


Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Obsessed

So I guess there must be something to the Debra Messing and Kate Bosworth thing. But I just don't see it. I was told Ali Landry was my celeb look-a-like, but she's not in any of these.

And please PLEASE tell me I don't look anything like Condi.









posted by Anisa @ 4:54 PM | 4 comments