Friday, July 20, 2007


After many attempts to move to another area of the company, I have finally been offered one. You're reading the blog of the new Quality Assurance Administrative Assistant. I pretty much just got a big fat raise, and a position outside of the visitor center. Hallelujah!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Soul Mate Application


1. Where would we go on dates?
2. Who are three of your favorite bands/artists?
3. Do you drink/smoke?
4. Do you like the beach?
5. If so...would you go with me late at night?
6. Do you like movies?
7. If so would you stay up and watch them with me all night?
8. If you were to take me out to a movie would we watch the movie?
9. If not what would we be doing?
10. Do you play an instrument?
11. If so...what?
12. Would you call me right after we saw each other to make sure I made it home alright?
13. How would you rate your hugs from 1-10?
14. Favorite body part on a girl/guy?
15. What would you say is the best thing about yourself?
16. Do you have any reps (ie: heartbreaker, player, slut)?
17. Would you give me kisses just because?

I cried:
I said I liked you:
I kissed you:
I wanted to have sex with you:
I touched your rear:
I was hospitalized:
I ran away from home:
I got in a fight and you were there:
I got dumped:
I ticked you off:

Choice of music:

Be my friend:
Tell me the truth no matter what:
Buy me a birthday gift:
Lie to make me feel better:
Spread rumors about me:
make me wake up at 4am to buy you something :
Keep a secret if I told you one:
Loan me some cash:
Hold my hand:
Keep in touch:
Make me a snack:
Try and solve my problems:
Love me:
Makeout with me:
Hold me in times of need:
Ditch me:
Use me:
ask me out:
Date me:
Makeout with me whenever you had the chance:
Hold me and make my problems go away:

W0ULD Y0U...
[] go out with me?
[] give me your number?
[] kiss me?
[] let me kiss you?
[] watch a movie with me?
[] let me talk you out to dinner?
[] drive me somewhere
[] make love to me?
[] take a shower with me?
[] be my gf/bf?
[] hug me?
[] buy me food?
[] let me take you home to meet my parents?
[] would you let me sleep in your bed if i didn't have one?
[] sing car karaoke w/ me?
[] sit in the doctors office with me because I didn't want to go alone?
[] re-post this for me to answer your questions?
[] let me give you a piggyback ride?
[] come pick me up at 3 am because my car ran out of gas in the middle of nowhere

D0 Y0U...
[] think im cute?
[] want to kiss me?
[] want to cuddle wit me?
[] want to hook up with me?

[] acquaintances?
[] friends?
[] in a relationship?
[] gonna have kids?

AM I...
[] smart?
[] cute?
[] funny?
[] cool?
[] interesting to talk to?

[] thought about me?
[] thought there might be an "us"?
[] thought about hooking up with me?
[] found yourself wanting to kiss me?
[] wished i were there?

ARE Y0U...
[] happy you know me?
[] mad at me?
[] thinking bout me?
[] going to call me to ask me out?

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


For those of you who would like to know more about me...

"100 New Questions You've Probably Never Been Asked" answered by me :)

1. First thing you wash in the shower?
My face

2. What is your favorite hoodie?
You're making me choose one! ummm....probably my light blue one.

3. Do you like coffee?
Every morning I drink some sort of coffee/espresso drink

5. How are you feeling RIGHT now?
A combination of sleepy, slightly confused, and anxious (to hear if I got a new job).

7. Do you say aim or a-i-m?
I spell it out, a-i-m

8. Tell me about the last dream you remember having last night?
I'm really bad about remembering dreams unless they are really vivid. So last night's, I couldn't tell you what it was.

10. What are you craving right now?
Anything sweet. Basically, whatever is prohibited from eating while dieting.

11. Do you floss?
Not regularly enough

12. What comes to mind when I say cabbage?
Corn beef

15. Would you dance to the taco song?
Can't say I've ever heard the "taco song", whatever it may be

16. Have you ever counted to 1,000?
Once, in elementary school (I think 2nd grade), I got extra credit if I collected 1,000 of something. So I collected 1,000 dry beans. I obviously had to count them to know they were all there.

17. Do you bite into your ice cream or just lick it?
I'll bite into popsicles, but lick ice cream. Weird, I know!

18.Do you use smileys?

19. How many bedrooms are in your house?

20. Have you ever met a celebrity?
George and Barbara Bush, not that they are celebrities, but they are definitely famous.

21. Do you like cottage cheese?
I have to really be in the mood for it.

22. What are you listening to right now?
The hum of the whole-house-fan

23. How many countries have you visited?
1, Mexico. Looking into other continent options right now.

24. Are your parents strict?
Not really.

25. Would you go sky diving?

26. Would you go out to eat with George W. Bush?
Yes I would

27. Would you throw potatoes at him?
No, why would I do that?

28. Is there anything sparkly in the room you're in?
Nothing sparkly is grabbing my eye.

30. Do you rent movies often?
Hardly ever

31. Who sits in front of you in your math class?
Can't remember. The last math class I took was 7 years ago at 7am. I didn't have coffee by that point in the morning.

34. Can you count backwards from 74?
Sure! May not be perfect, but I could do it.

35. Who are you going to be with on Saturday night?
I currently don't have any plans for Saturday night. I'm sure there will be hanging out with friends like there is every weekend.

36. Brown or white eggs?
There is no health benefit from eating different colored eggs. But I normally buy the plain white ones.

38. Ever taken a train?
Yes, many years ago.

39. Experienced the twin towers falling in New York?
No. Watched the reruns on TV, but that was about it.

40. Do you have a cell-phone?
Duh! Who doesn't these days?

41. What day of the week is it?
Wednesday - Hump Day

42. What was your Lunch?
Sliced banana with a little bit of peanut butter and honey... yummy...

43. What is your best friend doing tomorrow?

45. Ever have cream puffs?
Made? No. Eating? Oh yea!

46. Have you ever seen The Butterfly Effect?
Nope, I haven't

47. What was the last question you asked?
I can't remember

48. What was the last CD you bought?
Oh man, I can't remember. The last CD that was gifted to me was Maroon 5's new one.

49. Boys or girls?
For what? I would like to marry a boy, and have either one as a child.

50. What is your bus number for school?
Now you're going back. I can't remember.

51. Is your hair curly?
More of a heavy wave.

52. Last time you cried?
I definitely got teary last Thursday, but didn't actually cry.

53. Ever walked into a wall?
Sad to admit, yes...

55. Have you ever bought anything from Pac Sun?
Don't believe so.

57. Favorite time of the year??

58. Favorite color?

59. Are you a generally happy person?
For the most part, yes.

60. Do you have any piercings?
Just my ears.

61. The next person you'll hold hands with… will it mean anything?
The next person I'll hold hands with will probably be because we're praying. So in that case, yes it will mean something, just not in that "special" sort of way.

62. Do you sleep with the TV on?
Depends, was the TV on when I fell asleep, or was I asleep when the TV came on?

63. Where was your default picture taken?
T&K's old house

64. Do you think you're old?
Absolutely! But not as old as my parents, they're old!

65. Are you afraid of the dark?
Sometimes the dark gives me the hebeegebees.

66. Do you like your life right now?
For the most part yes. There of course are things that I would prefer to be different.

67. What is your favorite animal?

69. Do you have good vision?
Not anymore.

70. Can you hula hoop?
Sure! Piece of cake!

71. Could you ever forgive a cheater?
It depends, what did they cheat on?

72. Do you have a job?
Yes, and hopefully soon a different one.

74. What are you wearing?
Boxers and an old t-shirt, aka PJ's

75. Would you ever have a living funeral?
What the hell is a living funeral?

76. Have you ever crawled through a window?
I think I have...

77. Can you handle the truth?
Most of the time. But sometimes it hurts.

78. What was the most recent thing you bought?
A car charger for my cell.

79. How often do you talk on the phone?
At least once a day

81. Do you hate/dislike more than 3 people?
I don't really hate anyone, but I strongly dislike a few people

82.Could you repeat the question?

83. Are you sarcastic?
If you get to know me well enough and I'm comfortable in the environment, I definitely can be.

84. Have you ever slapped someone?
Hi, I'm the oldest of 4. So I've slapped some siblings. We used to fight, what can I say?

85. Do looks matter?
To a certain extend they do, but they aren't the whole factor.

86. Do you use chapstick?
All the time

87. Are you too forgiving?

88. Do you own something from Hot Topic?
I don't believe so.

89. Do you own a gun?
I wish!

90. Have you made a prank phone call?
Back in middle school during sleep overs I did.

91. Have you ever been in a castle?
A real live castle, no. But I have been in Hearst Castle.

92. Do you like your hair?
Hair cut, yes. Cooperation of hair, not so much.

93. Do you like yourself?

94. Are you emotional?
I'm am a female, therefore I am emotional.

95. Are you closer to your mother or father?
I'm closer to my mom, but more like my dad.

96. When was the last time you talked on aim?
Months ago.

97. Do you want to meet anyone?

98. Whats the closest thing to you thats red?
Box of matches.

99. Does your crush/boyfriend/girlfriend comment your myspace?
Sometimes, not very often.

100. Who will be the next person you kiss?
Ohhh.... I can only hope it's one certain person, but I don't know really who it will be. I have dreamed of just grabbing him and kissing him. But I'm not that brave.

Thursday, July 12, 2007


Tomorrow, Friday, I have a 2nd interview at HCC. Please pray for during the 2-3 pm hour, and before if you would like. Pray that if this position is God's will for me that everything will go well and I'll say all the right things to impress the panel of interviewers. Please keep me in your prayers. Thanks so much!

I did it...

I put my heart on the line. It was rejected. Now it's a little broken.

That's all I have to say about that for now.

The end.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

What a great "faux" weekend!

I love weeks like this one. Work Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday was a holiday (although I worked a couple hours), then I took Thursday off. 2 days on, 2 days off, one day on, 2 days off. Why can't every week be like that?

The "faux weekend" really started off Tuesday night, when Jenn and I hosted Tuesday Night Dinner at George's (aka Thomas & Katie's) House. The food was great, minus the crispy teriaki chicken. Most of the guys left earlier than normal to catch their late showing of Transformers. Jenn and I cleaned up and went to Target and Wal-Mart (the devil).

Yesterday was the Fourth of July. And I celebrated (sans the fireworks and sparklers)! Friends came over, friends swam, friends ate and drank, friends swam some more, and friends played liars dice. Friends are fun! It was pretty much a perfect way to celebrate and stay cool at the same time.

Enjoy some pictures for your viewing pleasure!

Aiden in the water playing with Aunt Allie.

Monty, prepared for the worst...falling in and not finding the steps.

Jeffery family #1.


Darren playing catch outside the pool.

George floating. Could life get better? No effort in floating, and a beer... ahhhhh...

Jenn & Anthony.

Rob. I don't know what he's doing...

Oops. I lied. There were sparklers, but they came out after everyone left. That's my brother, Chris, showing his spirit.

For my Thursday off, which I took mainly because I had a doctor's appointment, I also ended up driving down to Fresno to visit the MOST adorable soon-to-be-two-year-old ever! This child would be Macie, the same that I visited in DC. She has grown leaps and bounds since April. I'm no longer Nortney... But hey, I've upgraded to Courtnee. How 'bout that? In addition to seeing Macie, I got to see her mom and my old roommate, Melissa. It was great seeing both of them, and eating Cheesecake Factory... yummyyyy..... I can't wait until they move back to California!
Hi, how cute is she!?!

Muah! Macie blowing kisses to her mommy.

Cheese! No, really. She's eating a grilled cheese sandwich and showing it off.

I pretty much can't wait until the real weekend starts, after tomorrow at 5pm!

(By the way, I have an interview Friday from 4-5. Please pray for me during that time.)

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Feelin' Hot, Hot, Hot

So with June over, and results finally posted, it's time for July's resolutions! Many are repeats, but there are some new ones mixed in.

June resolution time

1. Actively seek God in my day to day life, worshiping Him and bring Him glory. Being like Jesus to people.

2. Continued control from nibbling at work. No pastries, desserts, and nibblings.

3. Again with the losing 5 pounds. Summer is here! Not only that, but I am in my best friend's wedding in October. My goal, which is totally obtainable, is to lose 20 pounds by then. Help hold me to it everyone!

4. Go somewhere out of the area. Maybe a drive to the coast is in order...

5. Confess something to someone, and see where things go from there. I know this maybe be totally cryptic to some, but others of you know what I'm talking about. Time to encourage without pressuring :)

6. Have a good attitude with current job. But seek new one in the meantime.

7. Quit rewarding myself with food. If I do something good or deserving or a reward (went on a walk, lost weight, made it through a day at work, etc.) I tend to treat myself to something with calories, and lots of them. Time to reward myself with something different. A pedicure, manicure, new shirt, or purse, or whatever.

8. Exercise. Swim, walk, Bosu ball, anything!

Oops, June is over...

I realized last night, very late, that I hadn't updated you on how my June resolutions went. So, this is how June played out.

1. Actively seek God in my day to day life, worshiping Him and bring Him glory. Being like Jesus to people.
Not easy, but always trying.

2. Continued control from nibbling at work. No pastries, desserts, and nibblings.
I wasn't very good at this one in June. I do need to work on it more.

3. Again with the losing 5 pounds. Summer is here! Not only that, but I am in my best friend's wedding in October. My goal, which is totally obtainable, is to lose 20 pounds by then. Help hold me to it everyone!
I think I lost 2 or 3 pounds. Not the 5 I was aiming for, but every pound counts.

4. Go somewhere out of the area. Don't know where yet...
Well, I went down to San Luis Obispo again for another cousin's wedding. Then to Pozo, mapquest it it's in the middle of nowhere Central Coast, where the reception was. Most of my ancestors on my mom's lived in Pozo, so it was nice to see all that family history in the area.

5. Start planning a bachelorette party weekend for said bride of October wedding. Anyone have any ideas? Possibly having friends from across the country joining the party.
Weekend picked out, check! Lodging booked, check! Now for the tacky, trashy bachelorette garb for the bride to be...

6. Have a good attitude with current job.
I have failed at this one. It's really hard to keep a good attitude in my current work situation.

7. Quit rewarding myself with food. If I do something good or deserving or a reward (went on a walk, lost weight, made it through a day at work, etc.) I tend to treat myself to something with calories, and lots of them. Time to reward myself with something different. A pedicure, manicure, new shirt, or purse, or whatever.
Yea, need to work on this one too. Old habits are hard to break.

8. Per my father's request and suggestion... Be more out going towards guys. As great as it would be to just sit back and wait for God, I've also got to not wait by the door. Time to get out there. Be out going. Flirt a little and enjoy myself.
Oh if you only knew the agony I'm going through with this one. This topic actually deserves a whole separate post. Stay posted...

9. Exercise.

10. Forgive for the wrongs I feel have been done towards me, and let go of the unknowns for why people are the way they are. Try not to dwell on everything that does not affect me.
Honestly, I think I'm not doing too bad with this one. I still have questions, but I've come to terms with things.