Author - Kimberly

My new mantra

“There is nothing that this job can throw at me that I can’t handle.”


  • Oversleeping until 8:00 (I start work at 8:30.)
  • The two things from this weekend that didn’t go as they should (retrieved files…they’re processing now)
  • The imminent change in reporting software that’ll force me to learn something new…again (Must learn about Crystal Reports)
  • The call I have to make to someone about a bill (salesguy’s on vacation…I don’t usually deal w/advertisers)
  • The contributions I need to make toward a business plan, due Wednesday (a few paragraphs…surely I can do that…what’s a business plan??)
  • and the melted Burt’s Bees lipgloss that dripped all over my legs while I was in the drive-through at McDonalds. (ow! hot wax! ew! Red stains!)

    Is it any wonder that my Fiesta Salad turned into a Cheeseburger Happy Meal with a Teeny Beany Baby Bear?

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    Loose ends

    I forgot to mention that the loose ends from the move are being tied up one by one. All of our phone jacks now work. We bought a lawnmower and Thor did a valiant job this weekend. And the missing piece of our sectional arrived last week as well. It’s the only thing to sit on in the living room, but it’s decadent. I can stretch out on one end, Thor can stretch out on the other end, and we don’t even touch! It also has three recliners built in.

    dark dog on light sofaThis is Max enjoying our new sectional sofa. He’s sitting there waiting for Thor to return from work, which should be any minute. Dig our paneling!

    Day 1 of the SBD went reasonably well. I was raging hungry in the afternoon, but I ate a few mozzarella cheese sticks, and toughed it out. I was afraid once Thor left for work that I’d find the cookies. But I prevailed! Most of the recipes were very good. I had grilled salmon for dinner. The dessert (based on ricotta cheese) was pretty bad. It actually depressed me.

    I didn’t go to the gym last night as planned, but what I AM doing is searching for a copy of Dance Dance Revolution<(and a mat) for our old PSOne. I tried this game at DisneyQuest a while back, and I love it. Unfortunately, I suck at it. So DDRing in public isn't really in my cards. Today is going to be hella-long. It’s my numbers day at work – I stack up my Tuesday ($$) and Wednesday ($$ and website hits) reports into one day. Afterward, I get to sit in on focus groups, where folks’ll be answering questions about something I really shouldn’t get into on my personal website. I should be home at 10ish. Leave the light on for me!

    The new Online Manager

    I am now the Online Manager for

    I have an office and am now the boss to those who were once my peers.

    I received a sizeable pay increase, and the well-wishes of my coworkers.

    And as of 48 hours ago, I was NOT going to take the job at all. Go figure.

    I am excited and proud, but mostly terrified. (and I just realized I forgot to take lunch)

    Added 4/2/17: Hi! This is Kim, 13 years later. Back in 2003, I should have asked for the Director title and not been okay with Manager. I was just so happy to be get the job that I didn’t want to rock the boat. I should have rocked the damn boat. PEOPLE! ROCK THE BOAT. 2017-Kim out.

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