Posts Tagged ‘work’

conversation with @moethecat #179

November 1st, 2009

*meow*
sorry moe. i wish i could help you with your boredom, but i just don’t trust you with my projects
*meow*
i’m sorry, i just don’t trust your code. i bet you use tables, don’t you?
*silence*
yea. i thought so.

Originally published at [ every moment 3.0 ].


merry Christmas everyone!

December 24th, 2007

Originally published at [ every moment ]. You can comment here or there.

merry Christmas -- click for a larger view

ps. if you want me to send you a card (i’ll be sending them mid january, for various reasons) go over here and send me your snail mail address.

pps. if you remember last year i sent out a “mix cd of the year”… i will be doing that again this year. as an added bonus i’ll be sending them along with these cards. so if you want a cd, go over here and send me your snail mail address. -)


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“it’s raining snowballs”

December 11th, 2007

Originally published at [ every moment ]. You can comment here or there.

this is what i see outside my work window right now. it kinda looks like a giant feather pillow exploded in the sky… ‘cept colder.


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tracyapps.org, new and shiny!!

November 13th, 2007

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i just finished my redesign of tracyapps.org. i’m still putting “stuff” on it…. but go check it out and let me know what you think. -)


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sending out a message

September 1st, 2007

Originally published at [ every moment ]. You can comment here or there.

i realize that i’ve been “silent” on my blog lately.. and just posting pictures. some people would say that i was ignoring my blog. i actually see it as a different way of blogging. i tend to think using pictures and colors more than words… so i guess it’s very fitting for me to be blogging pictures of my life.

but since not everyone thinks the same way… i’ll still chime in with a text blog. -)

i’ve actually not been in the mood for sitting down to write lately. it almost seems as if this “anti-writing” mood is in direct relation to my “ultra-design/artsy inspired” times… and that my brain doesn’t have the energy to multi-task in “communication methods” or something. -) but either way… i’ve really been getting a lot done during my artsy-fartsy inspiration-spurt. i’ve come up with a couple tshirt designs… a website design… and hopefully this will continue this weekend and i’ll get a book cover designed and some other website stuff done too. i’ve also been having lots of fun re-installing all my programs on my new computer -) and right now.. i have my new laptop hooked up to my 30″ monitor and my surround sound stereo… and have been going crazy with my design stuff. -) i love it!

and while i design.. i always listen to music. and i just have to express my re-found love for melissa etheridge’s music. and especially this song (and the video is AWESOME. you must watch.) i love it so much i bought the video off of itunes today. anyways.. watch this.. it will make you happy. trust me -)



on that note.. i’m going to go to bed. (or maybe i’ll watch the video again.. and then go to bed. -) )

and suddenly…. it’s raining

July 26th, 2007

Originally published at [ every moment ]. You can comment here or there.

first off… happy thursday everyone! -) sorry i haven’t had many words to share with you… but pictures are worth a 1,000 words.. right? so maybe i’ve actually been flooding you with words? *pause* well… whatever.

anyways. i’m sitting here at work… just finished a chicken patty and cottage cheese breakfast (breakfast of champions, i tell ya!) … it’s raining outside. and i just found out that our beloved food critic for the journal sentinel, dennis getto, passed away. and for those of you here in milwaukee who listen to 88nine – radio milwaukee, (and even those who don’t listen yet… but should -) ) there’s a contest going on for an iphone. so go donate some money to that fabulous radio station and enter your name to win an iphone. it’s today only.. so better hurry. -)

ok. and now since i’ve been typing this.. it sounds like the rain has stopped. but it still feels like a ‘lazy-sleepy’ type day. i sure hope the weather clears up this evening, for the “holy bratfest” at my church tonight.

anyways. gotta get back to work. i’m sure i’ll be swamped with new stuff next week (since one of our fellow designers is leaving *sad face*) so i need to get ahead of my work this week so i’m not found crying in the corner next week. -) *waves*

aaaaaannnd….

June 18th, 2007

Originally published at [ every moment ]. You can comment here or there.

there’s another bird in the office.

any bets on what it poops on first?

visitors at work

June 8th, 2007

Originally published at [ every moment ]. You can comment here or there.

so.. someone finally got me.

i’m usually the one who’s going around surprising other people by showing up places… but this time… i was the surprise-ie

so here’s the story.. i get this really random phone call from some guy who doesn’t introduce himself.. asking for a manager. i was confused. really confused. but i gave the number of my boss. so now i’m all worried that something is wrong.. cuz why would someone call ME and ask for my boss? but anyways.. i just go back to working on a website. close to this time i also get a text message from my birth mom asking what i was up to. (her dad is really sick. and so she drove up from texas to see him.. so i knew she was around milwaukee.. but not much other than that) another call from previous ‘mystery guy’… asking was my boss even in the office today. “yes he is” ok, thanks.

alright. still confused. but .. back to work.

now my phone rings AGAIN (mind you, this is probably the most my phone has rang in one day since i started working there.) caller id says it’s the front desk.

“hey tracy, there’s a linda here to see you”

wow. i had nothing to say.. i couldn’t wait to see my birth mom… i stand up and look over at the front desk (our cubicles are short.. so i can see all around the office just by standing up from my desk) and see not just one… but ELEVEN members of my b-family standing there!

anyways.. that was so amazing! and i’ll see them all tomorrow at our metafour gig!

anyways.. i’ll be sure to post more pictures later… and they took pictures and video as well.. so i’ll make sure they email them to me *ahem* -)

photo hunters: art

June 1st, 2007

Originally published at [ every moment ]. You can comment here or there.

this week’s photo hunters theme is “art”. so here is a picture of one of my favorite paintings that i did. it’s acrylic on canvas, with old receipts, tinfoil, and gesso. it’s hanging on my bright red accent wall right now. (click on the picture to see it in more detail.

*heads on back to the w00t-off*

wow. what a week!

May 3rd, 2007

Originally published at [ every moment ]. You can comment here or there.

this has got to have been one of the craziest, strangest, and amazing weeks i’ve had in a loong time. lets see if i can sum this up in words. -)

i’ll start off on tuesday morning. on my way to work, i get rear ended in rush hour traffic. great. i was in a bit of a hurry, because i needed to get to work early, since i have to leave early to make sure i was home in time for my drum lesson that evening. then *BAM*. let’s just say, i wasn’t very happy at first. i had to let out a scream of frustration, and then i was ok. no major damage. no injury. just some MORE scrapes on my back bumper… and a little more “bent” brackets that hold the bumper to the car. no biggie. and plus, i still get to work early, so no complaints. it could have been a whole lot worse. but it wasn’t … thank GOD. tuesday at work goes pretty normal. a little sore.. but i couldn’t tell if i was sore from the accident, or from kickboxing on monday night. -) tuesday night i had a drum lesson at my apartment, and my drum teacher helps me tune up my new drum set. it sounds sooo nice.

then wednesday, another day to get to work early. no big occurrences in the morning.. i had a wonderful lunch with my mom at chili’s. work goes pretty normally. at work i always have my work email open, as well as my ‘home’ email address (using webmail). and i get this email update from reunion.com. let me back up a little bit first and explain why i became a member of reunion.com. so, have i mentioned on here that i was adopted as a baby? well it’s true. and i only found out about 6 or so years ago. it was no big deal. i’ve never felt like i ‘didn’t belong’ or ‘wasn’t wanted’ or anything like that. but i did find out in the past years that there was a way to find out medical history, ethnic background, and even find out identifying information about birthparents. i kept putting off applying for this info, but i figured at least my medical history might be nice to know, especially since i’m getting closer and closer to 30. so i finally applied for the packet around the end of last summer. well along with the packet that i got, i had my birth name, all my medical info, ethnic background, and my birthparent names and addresses. i figured that i owe it to my birth parents to at least say “hey.. i’m ok.” so i wrote a note with pictures, and sent it to the address for my b-mom. the package came back with “no such address” stamped along the front. so after some searching… reunion.com came up saying “email this person here”… but i had to join in order to do so. and it turns out that they also have to be a paid member in order to GET those messages. so.. no such luck. i kinda gave up… for the time being. so that brings us to this week wednesday … and i get a “6 people have viewed your profile and… yadda yadda yadda”. fine. *click* and after a couple little clicks around the page.. i see that my b-mom, linda, had created a new reunion.com profile.. on april 22, 2007! so that means the information is probably pretty accurate. huh. so i click around a little.. i try to send a message (not knowing that both the sender AND recipient need to be paid members.) but then click around some more.. and see she listed her job information. hmmmm.. she has a ‘director’ type position… hmmmm… her work probably has a website.. and would probably have some contact info of their ‘directors…

so i googled it. found the website. sure enough. email address and phone number.

so long story short still long… i email her. around 38 minutes later i get an email back. it starts with … “I have been dreaming of this day for your entire life…” wow. i’m glad i did decide to contact her. “You have two handsome brothers, and two beautiful sisters as well. I will call you later on this evening – I can’t speak right now – I’m so horse from crying with excitement and joy!”.

so after that event.. i had a little difficulty in concentrating on anything at work. my coworkers were just as excited as i was about this crazy ‘event’. -)

so yea.. then after work, we have our second ‘fitness boot camp’ at alive & kickin. and i found the ‘limit’ of my triceps. -) that was actually kinda humors to me… to have my arms just NOT move when i tried to make them move.. talk about funny! anyways. after a crazy-go-nuts workout… i hurry back home so i can have my phone plugged in, since my b-mom said she was going to call. we talked on the phone for over 3 hours. it was really surreal to hear her stories.. and hear all the similarities! and really.. how do you fit almost 28 years of time in a phone conversation? heh -)

then today, was the scheduled day for health assessments at work… and i wake up feeling the WORST cramps ever. so i’m in pain all day, and i have to do not only blood work and ‘vitals’… but also flexibility testing, body fat, strength and cardiovascular. well.. whatever. i take some ibuprofen and head on my way. on the way to work i’m listening to 88.9 -radio milwaukee and they announce they are giving two concert tickets to the first caller. *calls* “hey you’re the winner” “OH YAY!” (yes.. i seriously said “oh yay!” *shakes head* who AM i?) then i get to work… my back is now hurting more than i can stand.. so i’m laying on the floor any chance i can get. i get through all the testing and i was pretty proud of myself with the fitness aspect of the test. i scored in the ‘excellent’ or greater for the fitness aspect. that made me happy… since i have been improving on that ever since i started doing kickboxing and weight training. -)

so those ‘health assessments’ made pretty much everyone’s work day a very non-productive one…. but that’s ok. there really wasn’t much work to do today for some reason. at least for me and my department. also today i got pictures from my b-mom…. and that was awesome as well.

i never did make it to that concert. i could still head on down there.. but i JUST started feeling better within the past half an hour or so…

so that’s my last couple of days. if you read the whole thing… congratulations. you don’t win anything. sorry. -P

oh yea.. and tomorrow i’ll be taking off of work to go to my aunt mary’s funeral. funerals are so bittersweet. it’s always nice to gather with family.. and we all know that she’s in a better place.. but she will be missed. i always loved how she had such a passion for life.. and had so many stories… and she would tell everyone every single story if she could… even “visitors” to our family functions. it was her beautiful way of including them into our family right away. and i’ll miss her saying “you should save that wrapping paper… it’s still in good condition” every Christmas. -)