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Today I dropped my husband off at his new 8-5 Mon-Fri job and then I continued on my way to my 8-5 Mon-Fri job. This is the first time ever that we've both been on regular-type schedules for jobs at the same time. It's weird. It feels so yuppie-ish or something. However, it definitely feels nice, because we get to see each other after work, and neither of us has to get up at four in the morning to go to work. Sweet living. It should be a good spring and summer. Today's Friday Five questions are kinda silly, but I'm going to answer them anyway because I'm curious to find what my answers will be.

1. What was the last song you heard?
Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival (on the classic rock station)
"Left a good job in the city... Working for the Man ev'ry night and day..." Good song.

2. What were the last two movies you saw?
Second Hand Lions and Bridget Jones's Diary

3. What were the last three things you purchased?
A teriyaki chicken and veggie rice bowl from the Haggen chinese food deli, a blackberry Clearly Canadian, and a Russell Stover chocolate truffle egg (last night's dinner).

4. What four things do you need to do this weekend?
Clean the house. Study Japanese. Read The Shipping News. Balance the checkbook.

5. Who are the last five people you talked to?
My coworker who sits across from me, the receptionist upstairs, the woman who works in the mail room, my husband, and the checker at Haggen.

Weird questions.


worst boss stories

I have never been more thankful for the jobs, and particularly bosses, managers, and coworkers that I have been lucky enough to have. Read some of the horror stories at dooce.com today. Hopefully you'll be thankful too. I can't believe how much it can suck to be a young female when it comes to working with older males. Incredible.


Yay for Friday Five - I have no brain on Fridays.

What was...

1. ...your first grade teacher's name?

Mrs. Branch. She had an aloe plant and she'd cut a piece off and squeeze out the aloe juice for you if you ever got a cut.

2. ...your favorite Saturday morning cartoon?

That's tough to remember. I basically just watched the lineup of whatever was on. I remember Dungeons & Dragons, and Scooby-Doo, but neither was my favorite. I don't know. Maybe Danger Mouse! I also remember the Super Twins, which I had forgotten until seeing a spoof reincarnation on Adult Swim.

3. ...the name of your very first best friend?

Nicole. She was my age and lived next door. She had one of those 4-ft deep swimming pools that stands up in your yard, and she also had the Michael Jackson Barbie, complete with red jacket and white spangly glove.

4. ...your favorite breakfast cereal?

Cheerios. Still is. With banana sliced on top.

5. ...your favorite thing to do after school?

Favorite thing was probably to read (I was a stereotypical bookworm) or watch tv, or play with friends. I usually was forced to practice the piano though, and for a while I had gymnastics after school and Brownies, both of which were short-lived. The piano stuck though.