Saturday, June 13, 2009

Tag! I'm It

Kace over at Calling Him Krew tagged me so here I am!

The Rules:

* List Six Unimportant Things That Make You Happy

* Mention and link to the person who tagged you

* Tag six of your favorite bloggers to play along{and comment on their blog to let them know they’ve been tagged}

So On To My "Unimportant" happy things (though if they make me happy- they must be pretty important!)

1. Sleep Masks: I probably have about 20 of them and I just love em'. They are perfect for mid-day naps (Ha! Like I ever get those!) and hang overs. A complete neccessity on airplanes - and they make me feel just a touch glamorous - old Hollywood style!

2. Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper Potato Chips: I hate potato chips - never eat them but a friend of ours brought this chips over during a Bengals game once and I was hooked...although I must admit I try very hard not to but them --- lest I eat them!

3. Labeling Things: There is just something about well organized spaces with labels that send a little electric shiver down my spine. Last night Boo and I were watching a rerun of Wife Swap and one of the wifes was a pro- organizer her home was binned and labled to death-

Ben said, "That lady is nuts"

I said, "That must be what Heaven will be like!"

4. Lotion: I have bottle after bottle after tube after pot of lotion and I just keep getting more- they have shimmer, they have sheen, their matte, they smell like coconut, flowers, perfume, and soap and I'm incredibly generous when lotioning up- no dry skin in Amber Lane's world!

5. Cold Rooms, Warm Blankets: In the dead of summer I sleep with the air cranked up, the overhead fan on and the biggest, thickest comforter you can imagine. I sleep sweet in cold rooms with warm blankets- that's just me!

6. DVDs with commentary: I love to rewatch my fave movies/tv seasons with the commentary on - I feel like I'm being let in on exclusive secrets!

Ok I tag these fab femmes:

Have fun!

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Does anyone else really (and I mean REALLY) need a nap?
I sure do.
Today has been nothing short of fanatical:
7am Rise and Shine (and hit the snooze and get back in bed)
7:45 Dress, makeup, put hair up due to third-day hair syndrome
8:15 On the road
8:20 Starbucks @ Kroger + buying more checkered table cloths for work
9:00 Arrive @ Work
9:15 Begin pre-making Pineapple Upside Down Cakes for afternoon social
9:45 Drive resident to Dr
10:45 Finish pre-making cake
11:00 Trivia Game Instruction
11:30 Clean up Activity Room
12:15 Pick up resident from Dr.
1:00 Lunch (and by lunch I mean shopping at Ny and Co ....)

Obviously these two items make up a lounge outfit....

My jacket is actually in shades of black and grey not oatmeal

Love this dress- so cute and comfy!

Great sales...if you like Ny & Co.... I recommend going - its not my fave store but I find good things there from time to time- like today.
1:30 Paperwork
2:00 Wrangle up card club for a game of Rummy
2:15 Put cakes in oven
2:20 Prep for Father's Day bbq on Sat
2:45 Ooh and Ahh over cake---yay me!
3:00 Social
4:00 Clean Up - chit chat, etc
4:45 Blog
5:00 Peace Out
6:00 Hair Appointment!!!!
Later I'm supposed to meet Emily for drinks as I am off tomorrow- but my body is so achy and tired- I'm not sure if its the muggy June weather or my coming down with something but I am out of it!
Well it is almost time to wrap up for the day so I gotta run.
Today I'm Feeling: Run Down, Achy, Satisified

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Numero 100 - and 1???

So today while reading my subsctiptions I happened to glance up at my blog stats and noticed that it said I had 100 posts. Wtf? I could've sworn my last post was number 99 - so I'm a bit bummed that my 100th post was a Not Me Monday post and not some groundbreaking , earthshattering peice of bloggy goodness that would make the blog world bow at my red laquered toesies .

Then I realized that even a well planned, super thought out post probably isn't going to completely rock anyones world (::waves hi to 12 followers::). Besides I miss blogging- I've waited over a week in hopes of coming to some grand Carrie Bradshaw-esque life conclusions and sorry guys, no dice. So here I am - numero 100 ( and maybe 1 who the heck knows anymore).

This past week (and a day) has been just lovely. I spent most of it dealing with a serious burn on the upper right hand quadrant of my right boob caused, strangely enough by the sun - a burn, just one (the rest of me was not burned at all) the size of a quarter. Rightie and I are now healing quite nicely and I have to admit that it still didn't keep me out of the sun this weekend. Nope, I dropped $30 or more on antibiotic ointment, spf 30, and clear waterproof bandages and hit the pool. I may be addicted. But hey, it is paying off Check out those tan lines ( in the battle between tan lines and no tan lines- I choose tan lines- what can I say; I think they're sexy):

(Megan, Me, and Emily at Rock Bottom Brewery Saturday Night - Don't Mind My Super Humidified Fuzzy Hair)

So yes- this past week I also spent two days lounging in the sun and spending time with friends and Benny Boo ( I'll post the rest of the pics when I'm not at work) .

I finally received my long awaited work bonus this week - and it was taxed to hell and back - I love how you get a bonus for all your hard work and then the gov takes almost half of it. Fantastic.

Although I'm not one to look a gift horse in the mouth- I love me some money and it has provided me (so far) with 5 new dresses, 1 pair new shoes, 1 new purse, Wedding DJ retainer, and new phone- its also about to provide me with shimmery, root-free blonde hair, a reception dress, and perhaps a shiny trinket to wear around my neck from a little place by the name of Tiffany. So in all- I guess I can't complain too terribly much.

This current work week my assistant is on vacation so I am here by my lonely and determined not to become overwhelmed (you can tell by my ability to blog first thing in the morning that I'm completely swamped amirite?).

A teeny smidgen of (petty) drama ensued at the work place yesterday.
In short - I work in a hen house and I'm sick of catty bitches .

In my world a panty line is a mistake not a fashion statement so yesterday when apparantly mine was clearly visible I would have appreciated someone telling ME not MY BOSS who of course recognized that I'm not a skank who would deliberately show my thong at work and simply brought it to my attention- at which time I immediately fled down the road to Vicky C's and bought a seamless, nude, thong - I was humiliated and hurt that no one just came to me and said,

"Hey Amber are you aware we can see your panties".

Le sigh.

That's the problem with my position I'm the youngest department head which unfortunately seperates me from the front line team (assistant excepted) even though I'm closer in age to most of them thatn the other department heads. It mayhaps creates a little bit of jealousy and resentment- (ie: you are my age- why should I listen to you) which I hate- I have a problem called: I want everyone to like me, I should look into getting over that.

I'm off on Friday this week and am Manager on Duty this weekend ( bleh) however I am considering taking a small vacation in the middle of July so hopefully that will get me through until then.

Well I better actually start my day and act like a real, adult, professional (riiiight) I am still going to have a give-a-way- but it may still be a little ways off.

Have a good day everyone!

Miss Amber Lane

Today I'm Feeling: Hopeful, Tired, Content