Tuesday, July 29, 2008

the office...

is honestly where I feel like I work sometimes. I have a great job, with great hours, great experience, great friends, great benefits, ect; but sometimes the things we do are hilarious and it feels like we're on an episode of "the office".

Bowl for Kids Sake (BFKS, bc I'm too lazy to keep typing that!) is a huge fund raiser we do all year long with volunteers throughout the community who get friends and family to sponsor them to bowl (think Jog-a-thon in elementary school). So, a couple of Fridays ago we had an All-Staff BFKS and if you participated then you didn't have to work during those hours, sounds pretty great, right? Well, here is where the "officy" stuff comes in.

Like a whole month before the actual day they had a Kick-Off Party, which was basically one huge extremely awkward bowling party. It was from 11 to 2 and it was "come and go" and they had Wii bowling, bowling decorations, a bowling cake, huge plastic bowling set, ect. and like 90's alternative music blaring. They presented it as "come and sign up and hang out"; except we're really supposed to be working, and there were never more than 3 people in there at a time, and you really sign up online so there was not a tangible reason to be there.

So awkward and hilarious.

Then for the actual day of BFKS your team had to have a theme and costumes and lane decorations. I mean, I really thought when I left LCU that my days of buying things at GoodWill and Savors were over and that my roommate's costume box was a thing of the past (apparently she knew better because she still has it!) But no, no it's not, not when you have to be a Bowling Barbie:

Tennis Barbie, Sleepy Time Barbie, Malibu Barbie, Rocker Barbie, and Evening Gown Barbie.

Oh yes, we had wigs, we had lots of blue eye shadow and pink blush, and we were each a specific Barbie. And yes, this picture is taken in my office; I was dressed like this in my work place where I'm supposed to be a professional. And to top that off, four of the five of us are from the same team, and apparently we were supposed to come into work in the morning before BFKS started, because our boss sure did! But instead, we showed up in these clothes and did eachothers make up in the bathroom!
I was getting a little nervous about how ridiculous we looked until we showed up at the bowling alley and everyone else was equally enthralled in the competition. Let me tell you though, we TOTALLY got the shaft on the awards, we didn't win anything! And look at our lane:
Overall it really was a hilarious and fun day. Thank goodness I have fun girls on my team (and Heather too!) that make things like this fun to do together!

But honestly, this is just one episode; you combine this with the general awkwardness that are some people on my team, and on other teams ,and just the feel of the office, with themed trainings where you win candy for having the right answer, and all-staffs where we are led in camp songs that require singing as well as choreography.....it is the office!

P.S. The Nerd Herd swept the competition:

Monday, July 14, 2008

Starting fresh....

Well, I decided to start like new with my blog! Since it had been so long since I had posted and so much has happened, I thought a fresh start would be good!

Our wedding went wonderfully and seems like a lifetime ago now! It was everything I dreamed of, and even with the unbelievable heat and little mix ups here and there, in my mind it was still perfect! I, of course, couldn't pick out "just a few" pictures to put on here; but my favorite is up top and my sister posted a lot of great ones on her blog (click Marta on the side; I don't know how to put that link on my blog!). Marta also posted some really fun ones of our brother's wedding that was just 6 weeks after ours and absolutely gorgeous!

So much has happened since we got married that I don't even know where to start! In the two months since we've been married both of my maternal grandparents have passed away (3 trips to Austin), my brother got married (1 trip to Austin), Adam's sister Jenn had beautiful baby Bryna (1 trip to Lubbock), and one of my best friends from college came to visit before her 4 month trip to Peru (one fun filled bff weekend w/ Alison and Crystal in DFW). All of that mixed with our combined regular busy schedules of work, church, school, and practicums, with a little car trouble mixed in, and things have been crazy busy!

Adam warns me that this is how his life has always been and I should get used to it! And I must say, while its been a whirlwind, I wouldn't have it any other way or have wanted to have all these experiences with anyone else!

Right now we're going to enjoy the end of our summer and gear up for the fall when Adam starts working full time, finishes up school (only 9 hours left!!), and I start working long days for BBBS' "busy season"! Also, I'm making a vow to post more often and include pictures...much more exciting than all these words!