Monday, July 28, 2008

Don't Let This Happen To You

Quick post today. If you are ever moving and you have to haul around heavy boxes and appliances and the like, make sure you wear nice protective shoes and not open toe sandals. My dear darling Daniel made this error today, and as such put us one day behind in our moving because HE BROKE HIS TOE!!!

Yes, the 4th toe on his left foot was fractured today when he dropped a heavy box on it. We are pretty lucky though, it could have been worse. We have wonderful people helping us through this and so we should still be out of our apartment by July 31st. I'll write more about our wonderful day later, but for right now, have a great night and make sure you protect your feet!

Don't Miss

I want to make sure that nobody visiting here misses the excellent blog Tonya entered concerning our no longer working for "Fetflix" it was written and published 2 posts ago. Definitely a must read.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Great Northwest

My sweet Tonya is an artist with a video editor and some good shots and good music.

Here is a prime example of her skill and also a bit of why we love the NW so very much.

All of the pictures you see were taken by us and we are very proud of how they have turned out.

Please enjoy.

video

Friday, July 25, 2008

Last Day!

As Daniel and I face our last day at (a-hem) "Fetflix" I would like to list stuff I will not miss about this job.


  • Working Until 3 A.M.

  • Sleeping Until 1 P.M.

  • The opening statement "Uh, Yeah, I am a member of the Fetflick."

  • Freaks (you know who you are)

But here is what I will miss about the job.


  • Free Movies!

  • More Free Movies!

  • T McD (you know who you are)

So as you can see, leaving a job is always a bit sentimental. It's funny that I find myself feeling like I might miss it, when I know, deep down inside, that I hate this job more than anything I've ever hated before. And that includes my Fifth Grade field trip to Crystal Lake Utah. "Crystal Lake" is a mud hole. On top of that it was raining, and I came back looking like a chocolate-dipped Easter bunny. That day was a PICNIC compared to this job!

But I digress.

Seriously, I'm glad it's over. I think that list of stuff I won't miss could be a thousand times longer, but they say you only remember the good things. I sincerely hope so.

July 26, 2008 1:11 AM... Oh don't forget to mention the calls that start, "Look here" or "We have a BIG problem here." Anyway, my lovely wife has done a great job of being eloquent in her derision of the "Fetflix" job. Our fellow mentally / spiritually abused co-workers will be missed but not the job.


Saturday, July 12, 2008

Shout it To The WORLD!!!!

Quick post today, no pictures or anything, (I'm secretly blogging from w-o-r-k today, but don't tell anybody) As my friends and family know, Daniel and I have spent the last year working for an online movie rental company which shall remain nameless. (Only to say that it rhymes with "Fetflix") Although the benefits were good, Daniel and I would do nothing more than eat, sleep, watch TV and go to work. We were seriously losing our minds. I was ready to shave my head and change my name to Brittney! Since Daniel is already bald, he was cracking up in a more classic style. I won't go into details, but that is NOT the proper use of propane! Lucky for us, it was only a small fire. Anyway, we've been striving for some time now to get Daniel a better job. It's been the thing that has kept me going. "Someday." I said to myself, "Someday we will hand in our two weeks notice." My friends, that day is TODAY!!! I just submitted my two weeks to my manager and I couldn't be happier about it! Daniel and I are moving to the Oregon Coast where Daniel will start working towards getting his teaching certification. I'll still have to work, I'm interviewing for jobs down there this week. But it will be so much nicer when all I have to do is walk a few blocks and I can behold the Pacific Ocean. Talk about your stress relief! In every life there are the good days and the bad days. Today is a good day!