Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Nazis, Rays and Hampsters

First of all,

My husband blogged. So if you haven't read it yet, you should.

The other night I dreamed that the nazis had taken over the U.S. again (because apparently they have done this before), and we had to move in with not just one side of our family, but the mean nazis stuck all of the Anderson family and all of the Reynolds family in one house together.

I'm pretty sure I let out a little yelp of anxiety when I woke up. I don't think any of us would live very long in that situation ;)

The other day I was trying to make plans for our first anniversary. We don't want to spend a whole lot of money, but we'd also like to get out of town for a long weekend and just spend some time together. So after coming up with several good options, I sent my husband a joking text message that said "hey, I found a package deal where we could go to Tampa and see a Rays game!!"

He replied with: "Well I guess I won't be trying to do that for your birthday present!"

He's really planning to take me to Florida. I love my husband.

The other day I was sitting at a stop light, waiting to turn left. There were three cars sitting opposite of me, also waiting to turn left. I clicked on my radio and then realized that all three of their blinkers were blinking in time with one another, and that they also matched the beat on the radio. I felt like those little hampsters on the Kia Soul commercial (if you haven't seen it, youtube it cause it's awesome), or else it was something out of the twilight zone.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Comfy Chairs, Enlightenment, and a big fat "HUH?"

I have two new jobs. Two new wonderful jobs, might I add...

The first, not as exciting, but still interesting (at least to me -- one of the few things I inherited from my father is my interest in financial planning and "figuring" as he puts it). I'm working as an administrative assistant for Horace Mann Companies. Today I got a two hour lesson in stocks and bonds and mutual funds and 401k's and 403b's and Roth IRA's vs. traditional IRA's. I was truly fascinated. Yes. Call me a dork...but I have a really cool desk and a nice big comfy chair :)

I feel much more enlightened now on the finanacial side of the world now.

My second job is really cool. I'm a content writer for EverEffect Marketing - an SEO company (insert "HUH?" here)

SEO means Search Engine Optimization. Basically, we provide internet marketing for companies that don't have time to do it all themselves. We create blogs/websites, etc for larger companies who want to expand into smaller markets, and try to generate as many "hits" or "links" to their websites as we can. So this week, I wrote articles for ADT Security, and Direct TV, and then wrote a bunch of web content for a Hazmat equipment company (DQE). If that sounds like a bunch of mumble jumble, don't worry...I'm still not sure what it all means...but I'm having fun learning!!!!!!!

The pluses about both of these jobs is that I will be at home a LOT more (Horace Mann will only be Mon-Thurs. 9-1ish, and EverEffect is homebased except for monthly meetings), and I'll be making more money (so all that life insurance and mutual fund stuff I learned about is something we can look into soon).

If you can't tell...I'm excited, and Nathan is very excited for me. I'll keep you updated on how things are going, and once my stuff starts making it onto the web, maybe I'll post some links so you guys can check it out!

Sorry I don't have any funny dream stories like my mother, but there was a chick on some reality show this week that spelled her name exactly like mine. Too bad I don't have a cd...
but I did write a song :)