Enrique and "The Butter"

Tuesday, September 04, 2007:

Has Heath Been Hiding??
No, silly people, I'm still here! I know you are all wondering where I've been the past few months. Well...the sad news is that my online life has been taken over by Myspace and Facebook. It's addicting. It's great for stalking people. I love it. And it's rather scary. Who knew that I'd find some dude I randomly made out with on Myspace, and that we shared some of the same friends?? Only the world of Myspace could bring us together like that.

Otherwise, I am officially done with grad school! This is very exciting for me, yet I am not sure what I will do with my time. I'm thinking maybe my belly-dancing class will have to suffice for now....

Heather // 6:54 PM

Monday, April 02, 2007:

Flying and such....
So I gave up my weekend for work...which is not something I would normally consider, but the man who asked me to go to North Carolina for the weekend seemed like he was in a bind, so I broke down and said yes. All in all, the weekend was fine as I spent it at a college campus doing workshops on interviewing, resumes, etc...all stuff I enjoy. I did get to try grits for the second time in my life, and for the second time, decided I still don't like them. It reminds me of something I threw up once. So yeah...that's a whole different story as I digress.

The highlight of the weekend was trying to get back to Minneapolis on Sunday. It all started with United Airlines. I don't really enjoy this airline, but it was booked through work, so I didn't have too much say. I get to the airport on Sunday, only to find out that my flight to Chicago has been delayed, so I would end up missing my connection to MSP. The lady at the counter spends the next 30 minutes trying every possible way to get me back to MSP on Sunday, and finally finds a route which gets me from Greensboro to Charolotte. This is where things get a bit dicey. My flight from Charolotte to MSP is on Northwest (or should I say NorthWORST?!). I go to the counter only to have them tell me at Northwest that I am not booked on this flight, and they have no record of me to be on this flight. This is where Heather flips out. I run back to a United counter, and explain them the situation, all while swearing under my breath at the stupidity of thier airline, finally an agent runs back to the Northwest counter with me to explain to them to just let me on the plane and she will print out the proper receipt for me saying I am booked. I get on the plane, and breathe a sigh of relief...you'd think the story ends happily ever after here, wouldn't you? Ha, not in this story!! I'm on the plane no more than 5 minutes when 2 scary-looking gate agents come marching down the plane, stop by me and say rather sternly " Miss Janes, your gonna have to get off this flight NOW as you aren't booked and we have a weight limit restriction!" EXUSUE ME??! A weight restriction? Last time I checked, I didn't think I weighed that freakn' much? So than, I am totally ticked off, start swearing at them stating I am booked on this flight, blah blah blah, while they escort me off still fuming mad. The ever-so-friendly Northwest ticket lady screams at me to go to United as there is nothing they can do as I am still not technically booked on thier stupid flight. I stomp back to United, where I start yelling rather loudly that someone needs to help me NOW. I than spend the next hour (no joke) with a United ticket agent trying every possible way to get me out of there on Sunday evening, to no avail. Finally, it is of no use, I will have to fly back Monday morning, and they put me up in a hotel, and actually gave me 2 free flight vouchers for stupid United airlines. Great. As if I want to fly THEM again. The story gets better as I am at the hotel, with only my business suit on, nothing to wear to bed, no shower items, no toothbrush, nothing as my God only knows where my luggage is at that point as no one at the airport seemed to know. Luckily, a nice lady gave me a shuttle ride to Wal-Mart where I proceeded to purchase some lovely work-out pants and a bright-orange zip-up sweatshirt which I have been wearing for the past 16 hours. It's been fun, people, it's been REAL FUN!!
So....I did make it back this morning, found my luggage, grabbed a Starbucks, and felt that all is well in the world.

Heather // 11:21 AM

Wednesday, January 17, 2007:

Doomsday is only 5 minutes away!
So I'm not sure if I should laugh, or go build myself a cave and hide away from the world. Apparently the US has a doomsday clock. I was not aware of this fact until I was checking out Yahoo news. Interesting. Apparently we are only 5 minutes til' midnight, and when it strikes midnight...well, beware folks! It was moved up from 7 minutes til' midnight to 5 becuase of global warming and nuclear threat.

What a nice, comforting thought!

Heather // 4:59 PM

Wednesday, January 10, 2007:

On a serious note....
I rarely get serious with bloggy...but every once in awhile, I feel the need to take a moment out of my busy life, and re-think things. I happened to just read an article on the amount of homeless people in the US. Now, I don't really think a lot about homeless people...sometimes it's easier for me to think that those people chose to be homeless, or they are lazy, etc... It's easier to think that, but is it accurate? Probably not. See "The Pursuit of Happyness" and you will get what I mean. Many people end up homeless because they get laid-off, lose their job, and than, of course, when the $ runs out, they lose their home. My father was laid-off when I was growing up. It was probably one of the scariest things that can happen when you are a child - even as a little kid, I knew how drastic it was when the main breadwinner doesn't work, and can't find work for a long time....Luckily, he found a new job. But there are many people who aren't so lucky. Many homeless are mentally ill. And we have no where to put these mentally ill people as the mental homes are over-crowded and under-funded. Think about this...You loose your job, than you loose your home. No one wants to hire someone who doesn't have a permanent address! How do you find a job, or go on interviews with little to no resources? It makes it pretty hard.

I think it just made me stop and think....When we have people in the United States like Bill Gates, worth billions of dollars, and than we have 700,000 homeless people? All I'm saying is that, with the proper tools, maybe many homeless people wouldn't be homeless if we had more affordable housing options, and tools to help them find and keep a job. I am not for people free-loading off of the system - I worked hard to get where I got today - but you see people from that movie I mentioned above, and it makes you realize how many more tools I had in my pocket than he did...and maybe how much easier I have life than I have ever truly realized....maybe I should just quit this crazy rat race, and find a job that has meaning!

And that is my serious story of the day.

Heather // 8:01 PM

Sunday, January 07, 2007:

New Year, New Heath!

So I've decided that 2007 is gonna be my year. I'm either going to meet the man of my dreams, walk off into the sunset, get the cute little house with the fence, 2.5 kids and puppy or bust. I am going to be 27 this year, and I now that I am starting to push 30, I'm gonna start pushing back! No more feeling sorry for myself, etc... (as I tend to do a lot). I'm going to be a postive Heath, and think only positive thoughts! Yes, I like this new Heath already.

Heather // 3:38 PM

Monday, December 11, 2006:

So I grind my teeth at night. Doesn't that sound appealing? Doesn't that make you just want to snuggle up to me at night? You know what I bet will sound even sexier? When I tell you that I get to wear a mouthguard at night because I grind my teeth! I mean, seriously. If that isn't a turn-on, than I don't know what is.

I also think my lips are chapped because of my mouthguard. I never get chapped lips. My lips are soft and supple. But I think my mouth is slightly open when I sleep with my mouthguard, which is causing the dryness. I am not a fan of my lipls bleeding. I will not find a husband with dried lips and a mouthguard in tow...

Heather // 8:01 PM

Saturday, November 11, 2006:

So I tried my hand at bowling this past weekend while on a date. Mind you, I am from Milwaukee, and come from a long line of outstanding bowlers. My grandmother was practically a bowling legend....my father has over a 200 average ( I have been told this is good), my brother who has followed in the family tradition of being a great bowler. And then there is me....I......am.........AWFUL. And that is an understatement. I, of course, wanted to strut my stuff, and started talking a lot of smack about what a good bowler I am. And then it came turn for me to actually to bowl. This did not turn out quite as planned. Luckily, the guy I was playing with was just as bad as me, so I wasn't put to shame too much. I am rather disappointed that my Milwaukee roots didn't quite shine as I hoped this past Friday night....better luck next time, Heath!

Heather // 6:40 PM

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