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A dark and morbid bday :)

July 8th, 2008 (04:14 pm)

current mood: mischievous

What better way to celebrate your birthday than with them?

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Good news...but with a complication

October 30th, 2007 (01:22 pm)
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current mood: pensive

I got a call yesterday with GOOD news!

I had an interview with Halliburton last week. I was just offered the job for WAY more than my salary now. And in 3-6 mos, I will be hired as permanent and will get a huge pay raise. So I accepted! *squees* How exciting!! My contract at HP ends next week and the tentative start date for the new one is Nov. 12 so good timing there. I will work as a manager for a small team on Content and Usability for their intranet/internet migration. The commute will be hell but the job will rock!

The complication you ask?

I had a meeting downtown this morning with the headhunter to sign all the necessary paperwork and go over the benes, etc. I mentioned to the recruiter that I have an upcoming surgery and he asked what it entailed recovery-wise. I was not sure so I told him I would call the endocrinologist and let him know. If it is an easy one, then I could get it done before start the job and he wouldn’t even need to bring it new employer’s attention. If it takes weeks to recover, for example, then he would have to let Halliburton know and go from there. *facepalm* Right now I am waiting for a call from the doc as soon as she returns from lunch. Best case scenario, I can get it over with before the new job begins so I don’t jeopardize it! And it looks like the CT scan for the salivary gland will have to go on the back burner.

Does anyone on my flist have any info to relate re: thyroid biopsy/removal? *cringes*

I did find this though which was informative.

Off to grab a quick bite of lunch, finally!

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All treats and no trick!

October 26th, 2007 (09:59 am)

Check out the wicked holiday accessories Mad Science Creations has just listed! Handmade devil horns, goth/punk stockings with tons of hardware, and more! :)

“Boo!”Collapse )

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Charity DIY auction is now running!

October 17th, 2007 (12:26 pm)

current mood: excited

Looking for some wicked DIY clothing?

On Oct. 14, a charity auction for Breast Cancer Awareness, organized by the uber cool Poppy, of Poppy's Wicked Garden is now running! To see all the awesome listings, click here. :)

I listed a ton of new designs such as 2 boned corsets, spider webs tunic, skull thermal hoodie, a gothic lace skirt, a Cure corset top, and more along with my charity item this week too!

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Cafepress..guilty of online deception?

August 14th, 2007 (10:06 pm)
pissed off

current mood: pissed off

REALLY annoyed!

Cafepress is the focus of my latest rant!

Here is the deal: I have noticed that when I type in a keyword, no matter how much I filter it with details such as "mug" or "sticker", I end up with a jillion hits that have absolutely NO resemblance to the keyword. For example, I challenge you to try running a search on "Harry Potter mug" sometime and see what you find. *throws down the gauntlet* Hint: You will be treated to a bunch of irrelevent crap such as a mug coaster that says "I (heart) My Sunday School Teacher"! *gags violently*

The plot thickens...

By pulling up View Source, you find evidence of the treachery- the word "Harry Potter" is in the source code of damn near any product you search for simply bc it is in the spotlight right now! This unscrupulous act is known by such terms as "spamdexing" or "keyword spamming". You get the picture. *gnashes teeth*

Now, go warn your friends!

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And you know? This screws them too bc it makes customers (like me) who want to spend cold hard cash on their site sign off in disgust bc 1) the page loads take foreeeeeeeeeeeever since your keyword is attached to every freaking product and 2) what you are looking to buy is hidden within page after page of non-related shit so you give up.

This HAS to piss off those who opened a store on Cafepress such as Snapecast bc if sales are low, that is probably why!

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Don't forget to drink green beer today!!!

March 17th, 2007 (01:08 pm)

current location: hanging at the new crib
current mood: energetic

Larry the dog says Happy St. Patty's Day!!Collapse )

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Musings re: the HP job....

October 30th, 2006 (03:55 pm)

current mood: optimistic

Today was my first day at the new job and I have to say that so far, I love it! Two new employees were hired for the position of Web Marketing Specialist for the Hewlett-Packard website which involves content analysis and e-commerce marketing for HP products. My boss is awesome but then, I have incredible luck with bosses. He is super laid back and open to feedback. That is the type of personality that I mesh well with. My Dad was so high strung, impatient, and goal oriented when I was a child that I cringe when I have a boss that "cracks the whip". When a supervisor or mentor is more easygoing, it motivates me to meet my deadlines in an atmosphere of zenlike peace with no pressure. (That is why my bf and I get along so well bc he is so chilled out). But I digress. I was thrilled to see that the Halloween spirit is alive and well at HP also. There were webs everywhere. *grins that I work for a company with the same initials as Harry Potter*

The facility is a bit of a commute but it was not a bad drive really, not for Houston. It is HUGE too- the size of a small town on a gorgeous wooded lot. The area of the city where the facility is located is just breathtakingly beautiful- nice stone homes on large ethereal forested lots. Reminds me of the Forbidden Forest. I almost expected to see magical creatures peeking out between the trees!

Lots of events lately: Last weekend was the awesome Starbase Houston Halloween party complete with "Dementors at the door" and "a people cauldron (hot tub and pool)" near NASA. Of course tomorrow is the big night so we will be out lurking in full costume. *eg* And this weekend is Scottish weekend at the Ren Fair so Sean will be decked out in his kilt ensemble. Hey, ofenjen if you plan to be at Renfest this weekend, give me a call and we can hook up! :) Hopefully it won't take me too long to post pics!

An incredible Halloween pic to share....Collapse )

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October 5th, 2006 (11:37 am)

current mood: hyper

My LJ is Friend's Only! Please comment to be added. :)

Never fear- those previously on my flist are still there! *grin*

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My wicked cool collage....

September 9th, 2006 (08:41 pm)

current mood: amused
current song: The sound of "Weeds" on SHO

Gacked from alabastardragon! :)

My Interests Collage!Collapse )

Create your own! Originally Written By ga_woo, Hosted and ReWritten by darkman424

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Important HP health warning! ;)

September 8th, 2006 (01:09 pm)

current mood: silly
current song: the Weather Channel muzak

Richard, my longtime HP fan friend from Denver, sent me a VERY humorous drinking joke. After changing tequila to butterbeer, I decided to post it for my flist's enjoyment. Just in time for the weekend!:

St. Mungo's health remedy....Collapse )

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