Wednesday, July 13, 2011

It's Wednesday, I'm bored, and I am willing to proofread your business documents

Let’s talk staying at home. Last week was my last day at my crazy job. And it has definitely been blissful to not have to worry about all of the problems that I have thought about for the past four years. The first couple of days were great- lunches and dinners with friends, facials (side bar- I freaking heart facials so much- if you have not had one you have not lived so I suggest you get that handled), etc. Now I am finding myself missing the whole sitting at a desk and getting things done routine. This is what I am good at. I am good at writing great emails and documents and solving client issues. I am good at bossing my team around (let’s face it- everybody in the world has known since I was about 3 years old that I would someday get paid to boss people around- it just comes naturally to me). At home there is no one to boss around. Well, there is Lucky (the dog) but she isn’t doing anything but lying around so that is pointless. I am not so much for the household type errands. On Monday I had to go to the post office and I had to give myself a pep talk about it just to get over there. So this is how I find myself on the middle of a beautiful Wednesday afternoon blogging (and pretty successfully putting off statistics), wishing that I could be a consultant or something-just for a couple of days. I need a project- and not a craft (which never turn out as I had hoped anyways), an actual business project. If you know of one of these that needs a smart fun girl to help them out- send them my way!

Friday, July 1, 2011

And we're back....again!'s been a few months (or years- however you want to count it)...and I'm back! And this blog is going to be better than ever...well- at least until I abandon blogging again- but at this point, from my couch here in the SLC I am planning on blogging up a storm! Granted, the view may be quite a bit different in the Iowa and I will be changing my tune...but for that you'll just have to wait and see.

Yes, if you are not already in the know, Tom and I are taking our talents to Iowa City (oh Lebron- that was a great statement- it never gets old). I will be rocking my superior business skills getting an MBA at Tippie, the business school at the University of Iowa. "Iowa? Don't they have tornadoes there?" you say. Yes, Iowa. And yes tornadoes. And yes, I'm terrified. I recently had to Google "what to do in a tornado" and now I feel marginally prepared. That Google was closely followed by "dogs and tornadoes"- I had to know if my dog came with special dog instincts that would allow her to automatically know what to do- and my research thus far has been inconclusive. This is UTAH- there is no extreme weather here- so it is natural that I'm slightly (or maybe excessively) worried about the weather, right?

However- fair warning to all my friends and/or blog stalkers- this blog about to get a little more...real. Let's face it- if you know me you know you that I am not Pollyanna. Not to mention that I have no offspring to plaster all over this blog- and everybody has already seen a shitload of pictures of my dog (and you better get ready for more, friends), while I do own a camera, I basically choose to take no pictures, so get ready for a lot of rambling, wonderfully laced with a bit of profanity, a couple pics of my Midwestern misadventures and whatever else I cook up. So, if that isn't your blog flavor, I can probably direct you to one that is more your speed.

And now for your viewing pleasure- Tom and I recently got our family pictures done so we could capture our current level of hotness- and here are a couple (Denise- if you are reading this and I have posted the wrong version of these pics hit me up and I will change them). These pictures were taken by the wonderful Denise of Bella Blue Photography- she does a great job and I recommend her 110%.

And here is another one so that you can see that we are, indeed, adorable.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Lucky's 5th Birthday!

As many of you know, I am a big fan of birthdays, particularly my own. I try to convince Tom that we should celebrate it on the 15th of each month, and although I have been successful a few times, we generally only celebrate for real in October on my actual birthday. So it comes as no surprise that I would celebrate my dog's birthday. Well, at least the day that I decided was her birthday after we adopted her~ July 17th. Tom and I bought her a stuffed dragon (with reinforced stitching, no stuffing and special tough material) for her birthday, and then took some pictures of her "opening" her gift (artfully wrapped in a Petsmart bag).

Lucky opening her present

Finishing unwrapping the present...

Lucky and I on her special day. Yes, we are wearing princess crowns for our little party, which I decorated with jewel stickers. Lucky is also trying to get me to give her a treat in her Kong.

Tom and Lucky. Tom would not wear a crown at th e party. Lucky was not really psyched either, but we made her keep it on for the pictures.

Lucky chilling with her dragon.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Family Camping Trip '09

Yay! It's time for another blog post by me. This time, the camping trip Tom and I went on with my family. No, this was not some deer hunting trip- this happened waaay back in July.

We had a fun camping trip in American Fork Canyon with my family the second weekend in July. My parents and brother Ryan slept in my parents trailer, Blake slept by himself in a tent, and Tom and I slept in our Trailblazer (because we did not want to be eaten by a bear, of course!). We had a really fun time, and let's face it, since we did this months ago I don't remember many of the details, so let's just move on to the pictures, which is what we all care about anyways, right?

This is Tom and I at Cascade Springs~ trying to take a picture of ourselves~ something that I am not skilled at. This is not surprising based on the fact that I take about 10 total pictures per year.

Then there is me at Cascade Springs~ much less weird since Tom took the picture.

This is my Mom hanging out at camp with her dog, Bax. He decided that he was a lap dog that weekend.

Tom and I rocking some hot chocolate at camp Saturday morning.
Blake and I on Saturday morning. Blake had suffered a basketball injury (to his lip and chin) about 36 hours before this, so his face is a bit roughed up.

My mom and other brother, Ryan. Isn't he handsome? He is single AND gainfully employed, so send your awesome sisters/friends/cousins this way...

Here is my dad cooking us a delicious breakfast. He is the best.

My brothers again...we are obviously having a wild and crazy time on this trip.

And finally, Tom and I on the last morning of the trip~ yeah, we aren't doing anything exciting, but admit it, you are reading this just to see pictures of my cute face. Ha. Just kidding...maybe ;)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Posting is Hard

Well everbody, I was going to actually post something real, but getting it all together is more effort than I am willing to spend, to get you by until I get that handled, here is a picture of me at the happiest place on earth...SEPHORA!

This is me in front of the Sephora in Boston’s Prudential Center. See that big smile? I love Sephora.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Let's Get It Started...

That's right, folks- the official Jordan blog actually has a post- after only 5 short months! The reason being that I actually took some pictures so I can actually post about something! Tom and I spent all weekend painting and putting wainscotting in our kitchen and dining room (alright- Tom spent all weekend...I helped a little the first day).

Here is the old kitchen

And old dining room

Here we are in the middle of the project

And here is the end result

Yay for our kitchen and for taking pictures! Now don't get too excited, we are still not great with the camera, but I will try and post every once in a while.