August 19, 2010

Cause I Ain’t No Hollaback Girl

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:19 am by ginalucca

Gooooood morning!!! Yes, I am really that awake if you can believe it. I forgot to set my alarm last night and work up exactly at 6:00 a.m. this morning. I took it as a sign and got up to run a couple miles this morning before getting ready for work. It’s so hard for me some mornings to get up because I feel like I should still be sleeping, but afterward I feel great. It’s as if the air, the smells, everything around me is so much more crisp and fresh. It feels great!

I think Kelly Clarkson said it best with “I do not hook up. I go slow. So if you want me, I don’t come cheap.” It really is a great statement that I feel more females need to try to live by. I don’t mean to judge, because I completely understand wanting to just go out, have a good time and not worry about anything else. But, for those that actually want something more than a booty call, maybe you should play Kelly Clarkson on your iPod. I think we have all been there where we hope that something more might come out of a strictly physical tryst. Women have a much more emotional tie to things then men do so it’s easier for us to fall for someone even if it’s purely physical. But, if you’re looking for something with a little more substance you have to consider what kind of message you are sending to the male population. If you don’t go on dates, have actual conversations, meet their friends/they meet your friends, etc., then it is probably not going to be more than anything physical. It’s better to just end things now then to wait around and hope that things change. Like they always say, why buy the milk when you can have the cow for free?

First kickball game tonight and the weather looks great!! I’m so geared up for this if you can’t already tell 🙂 I’m just excited for all the new ppl on my team to experience all the kickball shenanigans. Joe and I always talk about how fun kickball is and I’m pumped for everyone else to enjoy it too! I’m such an advocate for recreational activities 🙂 We had practice on Tuesday and I have to say that the team we have assembled looks significantly stronger than the team we have had in the past. Pretty much everyone is solid and we don’t really have any dead weight. I was kind of concerned a few times that I didn’t catch pop-ups far out in the field, but I had to keep reminding myself that I wasn’t wearing my contacts or glasses so my depth perception is severely off. I promised everyone I would be wearing my contacts at the games though so hopefully I won’t be fearful when I see the ball coming straight down at my face. Nice…nice…I know what all you perverts were thinking with that. Also, I plan on playing music when people kick to pump them up and mostly because I just like to listen to music. I told everyone to send me the song that they want played, but since none of those punks did I’m going to make up my own list. Let me know if you have any songs that I should add to my kickball playlist. I told them that if they didn’t send me their song I was going to pick one for them and they may not like it.

Today they are re-painting the exterior of my apartment doors and patio and I’m not looking forward to strangers being in my apartment while I’m not there, or the smell of paint lingering in the air. I’m sure there’s some sort of health risk there with the toxins/chemicals in paint. But it’s only a few doors and outside so it shouldn’t be too bad. I did make sure though that I picked up any underwear or bras on my floor. You never know who is going to be in your apartment or what they are going to do while they are in there. I highly doubt that I’m going to be the “chosen one” whose undie drawer gets raided, but you never know. So back to the smell of the paint – If anyone feels like offering up their couch to me this evening please let me know. 🙂 I don’t think that I can sleep with that smell burning in to my nostrils.

Okay – I know that most of you have probably already seen it, but I can’t stop laughing at the “Double Rainbow” video on YouTube. It’s just so damn funny!! Some may say it’s slightly strange, but that’s what is so funny. This guy is getting so freaking worked up over a double rainbow that you can’t help but laugh at it. I love it!! If you want to view it click the link below. I promise you won’t be disappointed!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQSNhk5ICTI&feature=youtube_gdata

Do you ever wonder what your dreams are about? For the last few days I have been having dreams about eating a shit ton of gluten. It’s so weird!! I haven’t had any gluten in a while and while I would like to be able to stop at the closest fast food chain and get a cheeseburger I know I can’t. I don’t know why I’ve been having so many dreams, but last night I had a dream that I filled up this paper bag with like 10-15 chocolate chip cookies and said “I don’t care, I’m eating them all.” Another part of my dreams seems to be kids. They are popping up in my dreams left and right. It’s sooo weird. The last time I had this many baby dreams was when Jess was pregnant and then a week ago when I found out that my friend Stacy was. I don’t know what it is. Maybe I’ve just recently seen a lot of babies or realized that a lot of my friends are married and starting to have kids. Either way, it freaks me out that I’m having them so often right now. I would love to have kids some day (keyword: someday), just not until after I’m married and have had a year or two with my husband. Life doesn’t always work the way you plan, but that’s what I’m shooting for right now. 🙂 I’ve come to the decision that my dreams are telling me to act like a kid and eat a shit ton of cookies and pizza. People always say that you should follow your dreams so if you happen to see me hoarding a box of cookies with a half-empty pizza box on my lap please don’t judge.

Oh sweet baby jesus do my legs hurt right now. I don’t know if I just haven’t been stretching right lately, but they just feel like the muscles are overly stretched or pulled weird or something. They’re not sore as much as they are just uncomfortable. Today I got out of my car and switched out of my flip flops to my heels and I thought I was going to fall over after a few steps. Trust me, it’s not the heels. I think it’s the stretching. I’ve been trying to get my flexibility back to when I was in dance and cheerleading and it’s proving to be a little bit harder than I had expected. I did a heel stretch in my gym the other day and I kind of got scared that I was going to break my hoo-ha ….if that’s possible. It wasn’t that I couldn’t do the heel stretch or splits, just that it wasn’t as easy as it used to be. You may wonder why I want to be flexible like this anyways. I mean, what 25 yr. old do you know that walks around doing the splits for no reason – AHEM – THIS GIRL!!! J/k…not to overshare, but it may come in handy for late-night activities – ya know, like playing ditch with the neighborhood kids. Some of the good hiding spots require you to contort your body a little. Huh? What did you think I was talking about? Get your mind out of the gutter mom. This isn’t some sort of smut blog. I have standards people. Granted they aren’t that high, but they are still there. 🙂

Alright I need to get on a conference call for work so I will say adieu for now. I will hopefully have some good stories and pics from kickball on my next blog. Talk to you soon!!

Xoxo, gina 🙂

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August 16, 2010

It’s Monday, I’m Tired

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:34 am by ginalucca

So here I am on a Monday morning trying to figure out what I should be doing. I have already done everything this morning that is required of me so now I am just spending some time catching up on the latest celeb news and trying to determine what I’m going to have for lunch. I should be really good since I didn’t work out yesterday or this morning. But I was so tired that I just couldn’t do it. I think I’m going to run to Target and pick up some grapes. I’m really craving them right now and double-bonus they are a fruit so it’s a moderately healthy lunch. 🙂 I seriously need to get back in the habit of making all my meals for the week on Sunday or at least putting together some sort of menu so that I don’t just sit down with a pouch of gummy snacks for dinner because I don’t have anything else made for dinner. Well now I just thought of something that I can do after this blog; I will put together my meals for the week and pick up what I can at Target during lunch.

 So how was everyone’s weekend? Mine was pretty good thanks for asking. 🙂 On Friday I only worked a few hours and then took the rest of the day off to get ready to go to the Redskins vs. Bills game on Friday. Every time Jess and I plan on going somewhere I always put a firm time that we need to leave by or else we’re going to get stuck in traffic. And guess what….we got stuck in traffic. 😦 I’m partially to blame though since I had to wait until 2 p.m. to leave work and then I ran home, quick ate some hot dish (YUM!), drove to Jess’ house and then we needed to hit up the Redskins Store in the mall so that we looked like real fans at the game. We both ended up getting the same shirt and were twins for the day. But yeah, traffic totally sucked big balls. Poor Jess. I hate feeling car sick and I know she does too so it doesn’t help when you are stuck for 2 hrs in the car on what should take 45 min – 1 hr. I seriously can’t imagine that being my commute every day but ppl obviously do it. Dang…..I hope they are getting paid good money to sit in that crap day in and day out. I think I would be suicidal if that were me. Okay, maybe not suicidal, but I would probably start freaking out and pull an “Office Space” move no doubt. We did have some good tunes to jam to though so that makes the trip more enjoyable.

 We get to FedEx field, get lost trying to find our restaurant, eat, leave, and drive over to the game. It’s like 7 p.m. and there are hoards of ppl walking in front of my car. If this was Grand Theft Auto I definitely would have ran everyone over, but it was not so I had to weave through ppl and when I finally get to my parking lot this attendant seriously starts yelling at me that I’m turning in to the wrong row. OH MY GOD!!! It’s not like I couldn’t have turned down that row in to my parking spot – ugh!! I am sure “Stupid white girl” was the thought going through his mind at that point. But whatever, he can suck it. Stop being mean to me!! GRRR!! Yeah, so our parking spot was awesome because it was the lot where the players park and it was a reserved spot so I didn’t have to drive around looking for an opening. Will totally hooked me up!! Thanks Will!! I apply my whore-looking make-up (I’m not amazing when I rush to put on eye-liner in my car), change clothes in the parking lot, and am practically running to get to my seat before the game starts. Jess was having a difficult time trying to keep up with me. I’m telling ya, these little stumps that I call my legs know how to make it through a crowd of ppl in the quickest time. Plus I’m sure the fact that I’m wearing a mini skirt and a v-cut jersey/shirt helped the guys move out of my way. Hey, sometimes you gotta work with what you’ve got. Thankfully we got to our seats in time to watch the band and cheerleaders perform a little and the team run out on the field. I LOVE the opening stuff at games. I seriously get mad if I miss it. It’s just so exciting and there’s all this hype and the crowd is going wild, it’s intoxicating. 🙂 The game was a lot of fun (we won!) and I look forward to going to a lot more 🙂

As some of you may have seen on Facebook I recently lost in the board game Sorry. I’m only going to make one quick comment about that. I have demanded a re-match from my opponent and absolutely refuse to lose. I can’t believe I lost 3-2 since I’m the self-proclaimed board game champion. I’m mad just thinking about the fact that I lost. I know that Sorry doesn’t really have a strategy, it’s just the luck of what cards you get, but it still pisses me off that I lost. Total bullshit. GRR!! 😦

Okay, on to more positive thinking. We have our first kickball game this Thursday and I’m excited/nervous. We are going to practice tomorrow just so everyone is comfortable and we can determine the positions, kicking order, etc. Plus it’s always kind of scary to be the “new kid” even though we played a few seasons ago. But our team is practically brand-new with the exception of me, Joe, and Megan. But my nerves are nothing that a little wine can’t calm down. Haha!! I’m more excited to get out and dance afterward – that’s where the real work-out begins and I burn calories. Booty bounce! Mom and family, you would be so proud. Those 13 yrs of ballet really paid off. 🙂

 Do you guys know who Tila Tequila is? I think she was first known by having the most followers on MySpace and then later had her own dating show on VH1. Well anyways, I guess she is now a singer/rapper. I was listening to DC101 this morning and they were talking about how she was performing at this concert last weekend in Illinois and the crowd was so brutal to her that they were throwing bottles, rocks, and shit! Literally – shit! That is just messed up. I’m all for the booing if you feel the need to let someone know that you don’t like them, but who would think to run to the port-a-potty grab some shit with their hand and then launch it at someone. I don’t know what’s worse, the fact that someone would find that appropriate or that they didn’t care that they were holding poop in their bare hands. That’s just messed up. Remind me not to hit up any music festivals in Illinois for a little bit.

 Since I always seem to be the last person that knows what things are, could someone tell me what “dougie” means? Is it sexual or just nasty, or….??? I was asking ppl at HH last week and they thought I was making the word up. But I swear I’ve either heard it in a song or on Chelsea Lately or something recently.  Don’t tease if you know what it means and are laughing because I don’t. I just want to know what it means so I don’t make an ass of myself if I say it in front of someone and it’s something really nasty. I tend to say things like that sometimes. BTW – Does anyone else use the term “hot second”? I use it all the time and Jess tried to make it sound like it was something sexual. I didn’t think it was so I double-checked urban dictionary to make sure and I was right. I don’t know where that girl’s mind is sometimes. The way I understood it was like a “quick second”, but she thought it was how quickly you performed a sexual act. Man, she’s a freak. Tsk…tsk…some ppl just have no class.

 Ugh…I’m still tired. I feel like I should just get some sort of IV to shoot caffeine in to my body every hour. I don’t know why I am so tired. I slept in on Saturday and took a nap yesterday afternoon, but apparently that wasn’t enough sleep. I think I’m just lacking and need a few 10 hr. nights to get back on track. Plus when I’m so tired it’s hard for me to get up and run in the morning. I ran a couple miles on Saturday and then did lunges, squats, jump-switch lunges and calve raises, plus some pilates ab exercise. So I think that it was fine to take Sunday off, but I def should have done something today. I’m hoping I don’t have to work at J. Crew tonight so that I can go home and work out when I get done with work.

BTW – If anyone needs a good laugh I highly suggest watching the below videos. They are so funny!! Whenever I need a good laugh I watch these. I still laugh that Mali used to say that she wanted to be a Kenyan when she grew up; because she had watched this video. The Powerthirst 2: Re-Domination is my favorite. I love the new flavors. 🙂 Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRuNxHqwazs and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-3qncy5Qfk

 Alright – I have no energy to keep rambling like this. I can already tell that this blog isn’t my best work, but maybe I’ll crush a red bull during lunch and have more energy to think up funny stories to share with you all. Peace out. A-town.

August 11, 2010

Happy Hump Day

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:43 pm by ginalucca

Happy Hump Day!! No, I don’t mean “Happy Sex Day”, although that may be more fun if that’s what it was. Plus, as my mom taught me at an early age “hump” is not a word. Well at least it wasn’t a word when I would make my Barbie and Ken dolls do it when I was little. I would totally make them kiss and split open their legs and clash their bodies against each other. I mean, it’s not that much different when you think about it. I obviously knew when I was 5 that your legs had to be open to make babies. My mom would ask me what I was doing and I would innocently reply that they were “humping” — DUH MOM! Sheesh…how does she think babies are made?? Haha!! I was such a little pervert as a child: still am. 🙂 “Hump Day” means it’s Wednesday and that means there are only 2 days left in the work week. 🙂 I’m actually only planning to work ½ the day on Friday so that Jess and I can pamper ourselves prior to going to the Redskins vs. Bills pre-season opener. Bring on the wine!! Haha!

So the other night I was talking to my wonderful aunt Carolyn about life, work, men, you know the usual girl stuff. We brought up the common perception that once you start dating someone it seems like men flock to you. At first glance you probably just chalk it up to irony and that it’s just coincidental. But then the more I thought about it the more I realized that there was a reason for it. (Sorry if this isn’t an epiphany to some of you, but it seemed like one to me.) Think about it. When you start dating someone you are happier, more confident, excited, etc. It feels like you can truly be yourself and are not overly concerned with how many men are at a function/bar/party, etc. We all know that someone that appears confident (not cocky), genuinely happy, outgoing, etc. is much more attractive than someone that may appear awkward, insecure, and nervous. VOILA! EPIPHANY! 🙂 So my tip for single ladies today would be to imagine that you are already dating someone. Imagine that there is already someone great in your life and I guarantee you will let your guard down when out in public and will be able to fully enjoy your surroundings. You will also appear more attractive to others because of your confidence and happiness. Plus, you are going to enjoy your life more if you aren’t so concerned about silly stuff. Okay, enough words of wisdom for today. I’m going to have to start charging if I add much more.

So I recently found out that a college friend is preggers and I am soooo excited for her! I can’t say her name yet because I don’t know if everyone knows already, so for right now I’ll have to be discreet. I am so happy for her and I know that she is going to be a great mom. I know that everyone says encouraging things like that, but I actually mean mine. I don’t know who would say something like “Umm….are you sure? You might not be good at this,” but I would probably not say anything at all besides “Congratulations!” if I didn’t  think they would be good. I definitely know people that should think twice before trying to have kids. I don’t say this because I think they would be terrible parents, I just think that they are somewhat selfish at this time in their life and maybe they should wait until they get that out of their system before having a kid. Patience is such a huge part of being a good parent and people don’t realize how much work it is. It’s forever people! It’s not like you can divorce your kids. You are stuck with them. I love babies and kids, but honestly I kind of get concerned about the idea of having them. I know I always say things like how badly I want kids and how much I love them, which is true, but then I think of all the other stuff like how often they poop, throw up on you, cry, smack their siblings, scream, break stuff, scream some more, throw up again, cry, tattle, sream, etc. It’s a never-ending cycle. I mean, Jess is going to be 30 and she still does this!! Haha..j/k…but still kind of serious about Jess. I think it’s totally different when it is your own kid though. It’s like you have this different level of tolerance because you feel so connected to them and you love them so much that you don’t get as upset about things as someone else. That’s probably a pretty obvious statement. I don’t know too many people that enjoy listening to kids scream bloody murder or throw up on you – but if you know someone have them call my sister’s house because she is looking for some really good baby-sitters 🙂 Haha! So for right now I’ll stick to loving my beautiful nieces Mali and Lola and my handsome little nephew Enzo.

Other exciting news….I use the word “exciting” loosely…haha. I went to the kickball captain’s meeting last night at Carpool and it lasted 2 hours!! WTH?! I mean, it’s KICKBALL people not foreign affairs. I mostly went as moral support for Joe and because I wanted to talk smack to the other teams. Come on, you all know that I’m competitive. So anyways, I’m still looking for a few more guys to play so if you know anyone let me know ASAP. We have 7 guys right now and I’m hoping to convince another 1 or 2 to play so that we don’t need to worry if someone is going to miss a game. Our team color is hunter green and I seriously questioned Joe’s logic behind that decision. Obviously if our old color of blue was taken by another team he should have asked for the color red. I mean, we all know that red is much more my color than hunter green, and in a recent study they found that men find women wearing red more attractive because it was a sign of warmth and being sexy, and women found men wearing red more attractive because they perceived power, strength, and dominance when they see that color. Ugh! The color red alone could have been a secret weapon. Think about it! If a bunch of girls are wearing red the opponent’s guys will be in a trance at how alluring the women are and if the opponent’s women see guys wearing red they will be scared of their power and strength. Well, there isn’t anything scary about hunter green as far as I’m concerned so I guess we’ll just have to win the good ‘ol fashioned way – bribing ppl with booze before and after that game 🙂 J/k…j/k…I wish it was that easy. This league is pretty damn competitive. If you thought I was competitive you haven’t met these other teams. Last time I played I threatened to kick someone out of the game because they were yelling at me when I was reffing for them. It wasn’t even my mistake that they were yelling about. I was the 3rd base ref and they were mad at a call that the head ref at home plate made. I told him he needed to talk to the head ref and that he makes the final call. The guy wouldn’t stop freaking out and yelling so I told him to get the hell out of my face because it was only kickball. I should have stomped on his foot afterward just so he got the point, but I thought that was a little immature on my part. Anyways, I’m just saying that listening to ppl argue about bad calls is my least favorite thing about kickball. But that’s okay, there is plenty of drinking and dancing to make up for that. 🙂 Get ready for some pics everyone!!

Do you ever hear a really awful statement, but still laugh and feel bad at the fact that you are laughing? I don’t know if it’s just because I’m a terrible person, but I find that I do that a lot. There are some things where I definitely draw the line, but some stereotypes still make me laugh and I feel bad about it but I can’t stop. I was watching the reality show TMZ (it’s a paparazzi company) the other day bc I was bored and this one cameraman was asking this female golfer what she would be doing if she wasn’t playing golf. Note: The girl was of Asian descent. So the camera guy following around says something along the lines of “What would you be doing if you weren’t a golfer?” and answers his own question by saying “A mathematician?” It’s so awful that he is obviously stereotyping her with the idea that Asians are good at math, but for some reason it made me laugh still. Maybe I found it funny because it was so shocking. But what made it worse was when she smiled and looked over at her friend in shock with a face like I can’t believe he just said that, the guy then came up with another brilliant thought “Would you play the violin?” I’m actually still laughing thinking about it. I’m an awful person. It was just so hard to watch that you couldn’t help but laugh at his stupidity for thinking and then actually saying something like that. I really don’t think that I’m an awful person though. I think it’s just funny some of the stereotypes that people have for different genders, races, cultures, etc. It’s like what did that one person do to make everyone think that that particular sub-culture is like that. A lot of men will disagree with this next statement, but where did the idea come from that all women are bad drivers?! If we are such bad drivers why is our auto-insurance cheaper than a male’s? SUCK ON THAT! Yeah, that’s right! Okay, I’m not a great driver myself, but I know tons of men that are HORRIBLE and that I seriously contemplate getting in their car because I think I might die. It just makes you think about where the root of the stereotype came from and if it will ever change; probably not, but just thinking about it.

Alright, I need to finish up a few things and then get ready for a conference call. You all have a great rest of the day!

xoxo, gina 🙂

August 9, 2010

Happy Monday!

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:26 pm by ginalucca

Good morning and happy Monday to all! Right now I am suffering from a bum eye because my right has decided to boycott all contact lenses; even brand new ones. I need to go to the optometrist to figure out what is wrong with my eye and why it refuses to keep a contact in for more than an hour or two. SO FRUSTRATING!! And yes, in case you are wondering, I check them all for scratches, sanitize  them non-stop, take all the proper cautions to keep them intact. I don’t have this problem with my left eye so I know it’s not the contact itself. Bullshit right eye. So if you see me walking around with a patch on my left eye to strengthen my right, please feel free to taunt me and make pirate jokes. I would do the same if it was someone else. 🙂

 AAAHHH!!! For those of you that work in an office setting you’ll appreciate this. You know when it’s all quiet and there’s just the sounds of typical office settings like ppl typing, talking on the phone, copies being made, etc., doesn’t it just kill you to hear that ONE LOUD DISTRACTION go on FOREVER!!! Like the person that is trying to be all quiet opening up their chip bag *crack* *crack* *crick* *snap*(don’t judge my descriptive words) — It’s like JUST OPEN THE DAMN THING ALREADY!! The slowness is antagonizing to listen to. So anyways, there is this person in my office that has been spending the last 10 minutes opening the toner cartridge box, bag, changing it, putting the old one in the bag, slamming drawers, etc. It’s an understatement to say that it is annoying me. I just want to be like “WHAT THE HELL IS TAKING YOU SO LONG?!” I hate hate hate hate slow people! Yes, “hate” is a strong word, so you will understand just how much I dislike this. It’s not rocket science – it’s a damn printer cartridge. Ugh. Slow and stupid people, the ultimate combination. Thank god they are finally done. I hope they feel like they truly accomplished something because they did – annoying me. Okay, sorry. I know that I seem to have a meltdown during every post, but it’s something that you should all look forward to while reading these. 🙂

 Alright, on to other news. So I don’t know if any of you use Twitter or not, but I do. I used to use it sporadically, but tend to update more and more each day. For those of you that don’t know what Twitter is (*ahem – mom), it’s more or less just a constant status update box like on Facebook, but that is it. There isn’t much more to your page. So anyways, I have a few followers, nothing special because most of you don’t use it. So the point of Twitter for me is to follow celebrities because I’m bored and like to read about who is going to jail, who just had a baby, what have you. Getting to the point of this topic, I saw that Giuliana Rancic from E! News had tweeted (yes, that’s really what it’s called) that she ran a Half-Marathon and had a link for some great tips. I replied to her tweet and asked if she had used a good training guide for how long you should run each day since it’s a goal of mine to run one; eventually. She replied with this website and BOOM! Suddenly I get like 10 new followers. I’m like – “Who the hell are these people and why are they interested in my life?” I blame Giuliana. Bless her and her good deed of sharing a training guide with me, but now I have all these random people following me that I don’t know. I guess I could just block them, but I could really care less if they know that I just got done working out or that I’m off to a bbq. It’s kind of funny because I think some of them think that I’m someone special considering the only ppl they are following are all celebs. I’ll just let them all keep thinking that. I mean, I was the prom queen so I practically am a celebrity…haha…j/k.

 I’m excited for Friday because me & Jess are going to the Redskins pre-season game against the Buffalo Bills. I know it’s pre-season so that’s why my tickets were cheap, but hell yeah I’ll take 8th row in the first level for $50/piece! You can prob smell the sweat from there! Contrary to my previous posts about smelling the sweaty people at my gym, I actually like that smell when I’m at a pro game. It kind of fuels your hype and excitement. Plus, the sweat I’m smelling at my gym is usually a mix of b.o., curry, and foot fungus based on the fact that the person is walking barefoot on the treadmill next to me. Eew! Don’t even get me started on those issues. Like I said, I’m pumped for the game because I LOVE LOVE LOVE going to games. The energy is just intoxicating. Plus it will be fun to have some sister-bonding time! I am already looking forward to hockey starting! LET’S GO CAPS!! That could also be because last season’s post-season was pretty rough. I really thought they would have gone MUCH farther winning at least the conference. But like they always say, “there is always next year.” And I am ready!! ROCK THE RED!! Okay, enough of my endorsing local sports teams.

SIDENOTE: My bum eye is seriously getting worse. Ugh!

Alright – So I want to figure out if I’m the only one that thinks this or if it’s a general consensus – What is up with guys lately?! That’s a pretty broad question and I’m sure I could go tons of different directions with that, but I’m just saying in general what is up with the zero respect? Again, general question. I just feel like the male population is severly lacking in chivalry or just plain out respect. For example, if you make plans with something and you are unable to make it, or you change your mind/plans, just be courteous and let them know. Yes, this “example” has happened to me. I have let it pass once or twice, but if I feel like it is somewhat of a pattern I will mention it to the person. I am pretty lax and laid back about my plans so if you are unable to make it or decide you don’t want to hang out, that’s perfectly fine. I just ask that people let me know. It kind of makes you feel bad that you are not enough of a priority to that person for them to update you on the change. ATTN MEN: If you plan on breaking plans at least have the courtesy to let the person know, apologize and make it up to them if you care about them. Women are pretty forgiving, but only if you are truly sorry and try not to keep up the bad behavior. 🙂 Also, what is with guys looking you up and down and giving you some “compliment” about your body?! Listen, it already creeps me out that you are so OBVIOUSLY checking me out, but saying something like “I like your dress” is hardly the compliment when I already feel raped by your eyes. So another piece of advice, when you are going to check out a girl try to make it a little less obvious. Heck! Drop something on the floor if you are really that desperate to get a full-out check. But if I can see your eyes going up and down my body and assessing me, I am hardly going to want to engage in any sort of conversation with you. Thanks for liking the way I look, but I think I’ll pass this time.

Alright, I am done for the day and I need to close this out. So let me think of a funny story. Today when I got to work I did the usual. Check my voicemails, go through my e-mails, check out pending work items, open Facebook (yes I have access to it again! woohoo!), etc. So I see on my newsfeed that my bro-in-law Greg has posted a picture of a note that my wonderful 6-yr. old niece Mali wrote him. Note: Greg recently had a vasectomy and had to warn Mali and Lola (2 yr. old niece) about being careful around his balls because they were sore and bruised. Below is the note! It totally made my day!! I especially love it when kids sound out the spelling of the words. Too freaking cute 🙂 Happy Monday everyone!

xoxo – gina!

August 6, 2010

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At this moment I am busy eating Dora the Explorer fruit snacks and trying to determine what they each are. FYI – In case any of you are wondering, pink is Dora and the purple is Backpack. The jury is still out on what yellow is. Oh, in case you were wondering, I am “busy” working at my new job. I don’t know if it’s because I’m quick, or because this job requires less work, but whatever it is, I’ve spent prob 75-80% of my day on Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo!, MSN Wonderwall, and various sports websites. I like that I have access to all these websites, but I do feel bad that I’m getting paid $12k more to do much less work. Maybe I was just really over-worked at my last job…I’m not too sure…but I’m  doing a good job with the few things that I have to do. It’s not like I’m neglecting my work to comment on various Facebook status updates. So I figure as long as my work is getting done then I am able to entertain myself on these sites.

Okay – So the million dollar question……WHERE HAVE I BEEN?! Well, I’ve been watching a lot of Beverly Hills 90210 re-runs on SoapNet and every wedding show on WE TV on Sunday’s. I don’t really have an excuse for not writing a blog in so long. I think it may be because I haven’t really been inspired to. I know that you all have a certain expectation level that I need to reach with each post and sometimes I just don’t think that I’m going to be able to do that, so I just choose not to write one. I know, I know, I’m a quitter. Plus, sometimes the really funny things that I want to write are HIGHLY inappropriate and should definitely be written under an alias blog so that you all don’t know too much about my late-night activities 😉 Haha! Yeah, I’m talking about you mom and all your little UHC friends. I don’t think you really need to know who I’m kissing unless I plan on introducing them to you. Otherwise you’re just going to think that you’ve raised a wreckless hoe. J/k! J/k! I’m not wreckless!! 😉 Haha…or a hoe…at least not by most people’s standards.

But honestly I’ve just been kind of caught in this weird limbo state for like the past month and a half. I knew that I was probably going to quit my job with AGS at Fannie and that was kind of stuck in my head during my whole trip back to MN over the 4th. Then I gave my notice, came back, and only worked like 2 days from home before being told that I didn’t need to work the 2nd week of my 2-week notice. So really I hadn’t worked in like 3 weeks before I started this new job. I don’t know how people do it. I mean, a couple days here and there is fun, but non-stop weeks while everyone else you know is working is so odd. That’s probably the reason I gained 5 lbs – which btw have been a complete BITCH to get rid of!!

Now that I’ve been at my new job for a few weeks I am starting to acclimate to the commute and get more in a routine. FYI – My commute to Fannie was prob like 15 minutes tops. It was a pretty straight shot and I purposely moved to that apartment complex so I was close to work. Now my commute in the morning is 30-40 minutes and can be anywhere from 30 min – 1hr when I leave. I’ve been trying to leave work around 3 pm so that I miss a lot of the daily traffic. ATTN DC/NOVA DRIVERS: Contrary to popular belief, I will NOT let you in my lane if you do not use that thing called your FUCKING BLINKER! Sorry…I don’t mean to swear, and especially not to throw at the f-bomb, but seriously!!!! I want to find these people and slap the shit out of them! They wonder why we have so many damn accidents/delays during the day; it’s because ppl don’t know how to drive. I guarantee if ppl used their blinker more often they wouldn’t get hit or hit someone else that unexpectedly has to slam on their brakes because the jack-ass wanted to weave in and out of lanes. Thankfully, soon I will be working 3 days in Reston (much closer to my house) and only 2 days in Gaithersburg, MD.

Okay – Now that that is out of my system I feel like I can move on to more fun things like KICKBALL! That’s right, we are back in the WAKA VA Dominion league this year and are looking for a repeat performance at the bar…err, I mean field 🙂 Let’s be real though, we’ll prob do pretty good on the field, but my concern is the amount of fun ppl are having afterward. We aren’t there to play competitive kickball and anyone who is there for that reason is just plain lame. We are appropriately named the “Fannie Kicker Reunion Tour”. Because it’s a reunion tour I seriously think that we should rent a party bus for one of the games and deck it out like we’re a musical gig. Hmm…that’s a good thought. Maybe not an actual party bus, but we could use Shana’s (co-worker at Fannie) big ass SUV that she called her “van”. I totally want to tailgate out of the back of that beast! Haha…Okay, now I just need to remember this for later. So anyways, we are playing again which means that none of you should pick up your phone on Thursday nights because I guarantee I’m calling you to tell you a) how drunk I am, b) how much I love you, c) I need you to pick me up and many other inappropriate things that I would choose not to expose at this time. So yeah, I’m really looking forward to that. I’ll keep you all posted on how we are doing on the field and at the bar. I have unofficially determined that Joe is the captain of the field and I am the captain of the bar. I think it seems appropriate…:)

In case any of you were wondering, I did find another spider in my car! I can’t remember if I told you about this or not. Maybe I did, so I apologize in advance. So a few months ago I was driving to Target or something and I start SCREAMING and driving crazy. I try to tell myself to calm the hell down so call Jess for moral support. Yeah, some moral support as she starts to laugh at me and ask me why I am freaking out and to just kill it. Um…yeah! Obviously I’m trying to kill it! The thing was like crawling upside down up my windshield at me just taunting me. Then it would run back down to the front of my dashboard and then continue to charge at me! I think the more I screamed the more it would run away. So that was my strategy for the next few minutes. Until my throat started to seriously hurt and I was able to find a random parking lot to pull in to. Then I got out of my car and freaked out a little more before I was able to find something that I could possibly kill it with. Unfortunately that things was like “turbo spider” or something because everytime I tried to kill it, it would down in the front of my dashboard and who knows where. So I got back in my car and continued to Target – and I saw it AGAIN!! I was more prepared this time so I shut off the car and sat there for a couple seconds, just waiting for it to slowly continue to come towards me. Then…..SMACK!! I thought for sure I got it, seeing that this was probably my only chance before I got out of my car to defeat the spider, but no…that little shit ran fast as hell back in to the front of the dashboard. THIS MEANS WAR!!! So I go to Target, buy Off spray and return to my car. I could have cared less about the interior of my car as I sprayed/coated the top of my dashboard in Off. Looking back it probably wasn’t a great idea to do that in an enclosed area like my car, but I thought either the spider was going to kill me or the chemicals in the Off would and I would much rather my death be due to my inhalation than that spider. Now I understand that Off wouldn’t exactly kill the spider, but I was hoping that it would cause it to curl in and allow me enough time to kill it with the bottom of my flip flop. Well I haven’t seen the spider since so maybe the Off did work, or maybe it just left my car. Either way, I have the proper tools, Off and extra flip flops, to take care of this or any other insect that decide to set up residence in my car. BTW – Later Jess was questioning my decision to purchase Off by saying that Off just repels insects and doesn’t kill them. Her suggestion was Raid. Hmm…does someone possibly have an agenda here? She is listed as my benefactor. I better watch her more closely or else I will definitely have a Lifetime movie made after me. Bitch. 🙂

Let’s see…other exciting things. My friend Meg got married back in May and I had the pleasure of getting to know her brother Nate a little better. Haha!! Don’t worry mom, there are no buns in the oven or special antibiotics I need to take now as a result. The wedding was so much fun though and it was soooo great to see everyone again. It’s surprising how much things and ppl change in a few years. The wedding was in Duluth, MN where I went to college and I was really looking forward to being there for a couple days. I don’t know if my taste has just changed or because I was younger when I lived there, but for the first time I saw how industrial Duluth is and realized how cold it really is near the lake. Don’t get me wrong, I have a lot of amazing memories from my time living there, it was just different to see it now and see what has changed (not much) and what has stayed the same (everything). The wedding was held at the aquarium and it was so cool and unique. I wish Meg and Ryan all the best!

Annie and Ben are getting married on the 18th of September and my friend Lucas and his fiancée are getting married on September  12th so I have a couple more weddings coming up. So I guess all the countless hours spent watching WE TV may be beneficial after all 🙂 Annie and Ben getting married also means that both parents are coming to the east coast. That will be interesting to say the least. I originally RSVP’d to the wedding with a guest, but now I’m reconsidering that when I take in to account just how seriously crazy my family can be when we are all together. However, it may be fun to have someone to get drunk with and help me cope with the reality of it all. We’ll see….so far  I have yet to pick the lucky guy, but I’ll keep you posted on that.

BTW – Did I mention that I’m pretty much writing this blog for Jess because she been requesting one for some time now. I also wanted to note that she re-read my potato salad blog again and said she found it funnier this time. She enjoyed it so much that she thinks that we should induct my potato salad in to the Thanksgiving meal as our own “family tradition”. Works for me! My potato salad is bad ass! I knew she would cave eventually ….and just think, it only took 9 months! Not too bad…:)

I don’t know if any of you have gone to see the movie “Inception” yet, but it’s pretty good. I didn’t even notice that it is 2 ½ hrs long because I was completely engaged the whole time. I went with Tyler at the IMAX at the Air & Space Museum. Totally worth it! Unfortunately for Tyler he had to keep getting up to go pee, guess you shouldn’t have had that Starbucks before deciding to go – huh 🙂 He is Canadian though so maybe that’s why he makes stupid decisions…jk! It has nothing to do with being Canadian. I want to see the movie “The Other Guys” soon. I heard the reviews are really really good! And I like Will Ferrell’s humor so I think that I’d be up for this movie 🙂

I think I’m going to go home today and try to think of ways to relay my recent shenanigans without giving up any names or too much detail. Jess has heard the full stories so maybe she can help me figure out a way to describe them. I just worry that I can’t speak directly about them because I never know who is reading this and who isn’t. But of course when I say “shenanigans” I am talking about guys and my personal life. But guys are sensitive so if I make fun of them then they may get really pissed so I need to think up some different names and try to give you the great stories without revealing everything – so look forward to that.

Did I mention that I’ve been searching the sex offenders website for people? I know that may sound messed up, but my new boss was telling me how they were trying to convert someone to a full-time employee for one of my clients and I guess the federal background check didn’t pull up the fact that they were a sex offender. So then it got me thinking about that scene from Knocked Up where the sister is taking to her husband (Paul Rudd) about the website and all the ppl on it. So randomly I started to search under my home address and work address and there were a ton of those dots!! Each color is for a different type of crime but they are all messed up!! I then looked up mom’s address and totally recognized this kid on there. It was so sad and sick. Ugh…I just don’t understand ppl and how their minds get so messed up. So now to add to my already neurotic mind is my anxiety about sex offenders living or working near me. Great, just what I need.

Alright, since I am at work I should probably do something productive. I promise to think of some funny stuff to write about next, I just need some time to smooth out some of the minor details like names, locations, etc. 🙂

Last note – At my new job they do cool stuff like bring in treats like chips, crackers, Rice Krispie treats, pop, etc. It’s nice because I have forgotten my lunch before and ate a bag of popcorn instead. Not necessarily nutritious, but I didn’t feel like going down to the cafeteria to get something. So anyways, the other day I asked the company’s administrative assistant if he handles ordering supplies and if so could he order some Kleenex because I don’t see any around. He told me that he needed to check if it is in the company budget. WHAT?! We have money for people’s diet coke additions, but not Kleenex?! Technically we all work under the same umbrella company and we share an office location, but he is the admin for the other company and they order all the supplies so I’m beyond frustrated. I told him I plan to sneeze on everyone and make them sick until they realize that they need to order the necessities like Kleenex. I’ll let you know how many ppl call in sick by the end of the week. 🙂