Thursday, October 26, 2006


When asked to list qualities I look for in a mate, my list was:

1.) attactive
2.) funny
3.) smart

A few years later after a few bad breakups my list became:

1.) funny
2.) honest
3.) attractive

Today, I'd have to say my list is:

1.) funny
2.) honest
3.) respectful

Why? Funny is number one because it's obvious. I like to have fun, I like to laugh, I'm not a serious person. Honesty is number two because it's important. I'm not just talking about not cheating on your significant other. I'm talking about having a relationship with someone that you know what is on the other persons mind and how they feel about a situation because they are upfront and truthful with you.

This brings us to R-E-S-P-E-C-T. This one word means a million things to a million people. Maybe you want someone who respects your poker game. I know I do : ) Maybe you want someone who respects your personal space. Or your mood. Or when you say No. Or when you say Yes. Or Red (if you're into that kind of stuff I guesS).

Or maybe you just want someone to have enough respect for you to clean up after themselves and not make you feel like their maid. Maybe that's it.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Adventures at My New Job

My mom just called and asked what I was doing. I told her that I was "trying to see my computer screen". She was confused and suggested something as basic as moving it. However, this is my life and things are never that simple:

HeMy computer screen gets direct sunlight in the afternoon but I'm not allowed to move the way that it sits. I have a table not a desk and I have to be able to see down the approaching hallway because no one else can. Plus, both of my bosses can make eye contact with me this way. It sucks, but it's only for about an hour a day that my screen becomes invisible and during that time I pull the curtains closed with a binder clip, lean at an akward angle, hold a folder level with the top of the monitor and balance it on top of my head and squint really really hard.

But, at least I don't have to clean up after my male bosses when the miss the toilet at this job...

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Proud Mama

I am so proud of Emily today. There is a little girl at her preschool that needed some shoes and for whatever personal reasons, the mother was not bringing her any and the baby was not allowed to go outside and play. So, Emily and I went through her shoes that she has outgrown night and picked out some in the little girls size. At first Emily wasn't happy about the thought of giving her Elmo tennis shoes away, but once we tried to cram her foot in them and she realized that they didn't fit, she agreed to put them in the bag for "Chelsea". This morning when we got to preschool, she marched proudly up to Chelsea with the bag of shoes and said "Here. These fit you. I get new ones". Maybe I'm doing o.k. as a mother after all...

Monday, October 09, 2006

Oh Man

CBS' 'Smith' First New Show to Bite Dust
Friday October 6 1:53 PM ET

Here's something Ray Liotta and Virginia Madsen won't be putting on their resumes: stars of the first new TV show to bite the dust this fall. "Smith," the Tuesday night CBS drama with Liotta leading a band of high-stakes thieves, is off the schedule, the network said Friday. It will be replaced temporarily by reruns of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and "Criminal Minds."

Networks don't like to use the word "cancel" it sounds so messy but the show's producers have been given no promise that it will return.

Its last episode had only 8.4 million viewers on Tuesday, according to Nielsen Media Research. It faced tough competition in the time slot from NBC's "Law & Order: SVU" and ABC's "Boston Legal."

Meanwhile, NBC announced the sort-of cancellation of its Wednesday night serial comedy "Kidnapped," which stars Jeremy Sisto. NBC gambled by putting the show in the time slot held for a long time by "Law & Order," and it failed miserably.

"Kidnapped" will be moved to the television purgatory of Saturday nights, starting Oct. 21. Its producers have been told to wrap up the serialized drama's story lines by the end of the show's 13-episode order, NBC said.

Networks have been wrestling with how to satisfy fans who've gotten involved in serialized dramas when the ratings are poor enough for the show to be canceled.

Fox has put its new comedy "Happy Hour" on hiatus, but insists it will return.

This is bad news. I actually liked Smith - a lot. And Kidnapped was growing on me. They just both had bad time slots, and I'm not a Nielsen family like Audient, so I guess what I like doesn't count!