Friday, August 21, 2009


That phrase has never meant as much to me as it does tonight. I've officially completed my first week of full-time work! This marks a bit of a milestone in my life, because up until 5pm tonight, the most hours I'd ever worked in one week was about 35 and that was retail during the Christmas season a few years back.

My official title is Sales Support Co-Ordinator. I'm not exactly sure what that entails yet, so far it has been a lot of spreadsheets and data entry. It's a completely new experience for me to work in an office environment, but so far it has been very positive.

One thing I have learned though, when a potential employer asks you about a specific computer program (say Excel for example) and how proficient you are in it - sometimes they really mean it. I've used excel and can manage to enter data no problem, so when she asked me I smiled and said I could use it really well no problem.


This is not the Excel I had in mind. These are complicated spreadsheets with specific formatting that I have to keep up. Needless to say the Paperclip Helper has become my new best friend. I may also spend part of my weekend learning all I can about Excel.

In other news: I had tentative plans with ShyBoy to go to the mall and help him pick out a birthday gift for his mom, but I had a feeling that wasn't going to happen so I didn't even bother mentioning it.

It seems my intuition was right. Yesterday he tells me that he has to work later today and therefore can't go to the mall. I'll admit I was a bit dissapointed, but what could I say.


out of nowhere, he goes "if ya want we could see a movie tomorrow instead"

Talk about forward. I think my favourite ShyBoy is making some progress.

I really want to see Inglorious Basterds (the new Tarantino/Brad Pitt flick) so that's where we're going, in less than an hour I should add.

He just texted me and told me he picked up the tickets already to make sure it wouldn't be sold out. Can I tell you that made me smile just a little bit?

I think that's everything for now. Hope everyone in the blogosphere has a good weekend!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Some housekeeping

Wow I can't believe its been almost a week since my last post! Sheeesh I really am lacking these days. I promise this will not happen again and from now on things will quiet down some I hope. As you all know, I was off to New York City on wednesday. It was an amazing 4 days, filled with good people, good sights and good shopping!

Needless to say I'm more than exhausted right now (an average 3.5 hours sleep for 3 nights does that to you) and my body is sore from all the running around.

I'll get to posting pics of NYC probably tomorrow or wednesday at the latest. One of the highlights was a trip to Coney Island. That place is absolutely amazing! We walked along the boardwalk and even rode the legendary Cyclone roller coaster.

In other housekeeping news:

I got myself a job! That's right - Ella is a working girl! (In a non sex-trade related way of course) I had my first day today, which I think went pretty well. Except for the fact that I'm completely overwhelmed and I hate feeling confused. I suppose it will just take some time.

In ShyBoy news:

I really don't have much in the form of updates. *Sigh*

I bought a small little something for him in New York, but I'm still undecided whether or not I'll give it to him. When I mentioned bringing something back to him as a joke, he basically panicked. Told me not to bother and spend money on myself and that I didn't have to do it etc etc. So I'm undecided. Its really nothing major. His background is also German, so at the M&M's store in Times Square, I bought a small bag of "German flag" coloured M&M's. Nothing major.

What do you all think? Would it freak him out too much? The last thing I want to do is scare him away.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Romania Part Two: Transylvania

I've been so busy with all the ShyBoy updates that I totally neglected sharing the rest of my Romania pictures. Before you ask, I have no major ShyBoy updates at the moment either. The movie I was hoping for before I leave for New York isn't going to happen, so hopefully after I get back!

I'm leaving for New York tomorrow evening on a bus trip for 4 days (coming home sunday). I love New York, its such an amazing city with so much to see and do!

Anyway, without further ado, here is part 2 of my trip to Romania. We spent about 3 days in Transylvania seeing all the sites and learning about Romania's awsome history. I still have pictures of Peles Casle to post, but I took soooo many pictures from there becasue it was so beautiful that it deserves its own post.

At the top of the Cable Car in Brasov, 950 m tall

View of the Carpathian Mountains from the Cable Car

View of Brasov from the Cable Car

Brasov town square

Bran Castle (fictional home of Dracula)

Grounds of Bran Castle

Bran Castle

Brasov, Transylvania