I Am A "Power Mailer"...

And I'm not sure how to take this.

Does this mean that I'm as much of a computer nerd as I thought I might be? Hmmm...

Yahoo sent me an email and it pretty much said this:
"Thanks for being a Yahoo! Power Mailer. Since you love using Yahoo! Mail so much, and we just love loyal users, you’re one of the select few to receive our exclusive Power User reward.You can now: Send messages up to 20MB Enjoy priority customer careIt’s just our way of saying thanks. So what are you waiting for?"

That pretty much confirms the fact that right now I have nothing better to do with my time than be on the computer and check my email 24/7. Like I said, it kinda feels like a back-handed compliment. Hmmm.... thoughts?

In other news, I watched Evan Almighty the other night. That was pretty funny and cute. Different from Bruce Almighty but still good. I give it 3 out of 5 stars.

The "Skinny Bitch" thing is coming along! Last week I cut red meat and soda out of my diet and increased my vegetable/fruit intake (which isn't too hard to do with me). And I can seriously already tell a difference. Fo' real! There was this one pair of pants that I bought at the Gap last month or so and they were a little snug when I bought them. And it was one of those buys where you're like, "Yeah. I should just go ahead and get them b/c I'll probably lose weight anyway." But then, like, how often does that REALLY happen ya know? Well, this time it actually did! Small wonders, people. Small wonders.

I'll keep ya updated as the progress continues.

Oh, and has anyone got the new Eagles cd that came out? It's like the first cd they have come out with (all new material) since I was born. Or something like that anyway. ;) Let me know!

Happy Hump Day and Happy Halloween!


Hangin' with a few new friends

Last night I hung out with some of my Utopia coworkers and their friends. Pretty interesting group. They like to drink. A LOT. Which is fine with me as long as it doesn't get too crazy. Some of them dressed up for Halloween. My friend/boss Lauren dressed up in an orange Dept Of Corrections jumpsuit, sported a blonde wig and handcuffs and called herself Paris Hilton. I thought that was pretty damn funny. She didn't stay in it long enough for me to get a picture of the outfit but we took a picture together later.
(Wow. I just realized that my eyes look really blue in that picture. Ironically, I am wearing this shirt from Abercrombie that says "Blame it on my blue eyes." Anyway...)

And another coworker (hairstylist) Joleen dressed up as some sort of Fair Maiden with this awesome wig and everything, but I didn't get a picture of her costume either! So I just took a random picture after she got drunk. :) ha ha ha ha

Today Mom and I went out to buy a few Christmas presesnts. Kohl's was having the most awesome sale! I picked out some new dishes and other stuff for her to get me for Christmas and you know I had to take a quick look at the new Vera Wang stuff too. LOVE IT! So beautiful, simple and sophisticated.
Then I was checking my email a while ago and I about fell off the bed when I saw this on Michelle's blog. HELLO! I am super envious! How cool is that? I cannot even tell you how much I loved Beverly Hills 90210 when I was little. It was PATHETIC. I had the comforter, sleeping bag, posters, etc.
And I may have crossed over to the dark side. I started playing Madden '08 (a football video game for those that are not of the Nintendo/Xbox/PS2 generation) and I actually had fun!! I can now see why that game is super-addicting for guys. Well, it took me about til 4th quarter to get the hang of all the buttons and plays and stuff but it was totally a bonding experience. :) Next time he's going down!


Skinny Bitch

So obviously I've decided to start posting over here because sometimes Yahoo is just a little too unreliable lately. Besides, I like the format a lot better too. I can post mulitple pics on here.

Anyway, on with the Olivia-ness.
I have decided to become a Skinny Bitch. (Hopefully none of you will say that I already am one. Well, maybe skinny-ish but not a bitch, right?) It's all because of this book Skinny Bitch that I read. Amanda actually recommended it. Then one of my co-workers at Utopia had it too. I thought it was a sign that I needed to read it. Whether it was or not, I'm glad that I did. If you have not read it, I advise that you do so. It's a fairly quick read, funny, well-written and very informative. It'll totally open your eyes about the food that you eat. Seriously. I think you can get it at Target for about $12.55 + tax. Go get it. Read it. Tell me your thoughts.

I am still looking for a regular full time job so I have picked up more hours at Utopia until further notice. This is fine with me. At least it's steady income and it's easy, ya know? (Well, it's easy to me anyway. Some of these other people that they fired, I guess it didn't come so easy to them.) So I've been getting back into the swing of things by doing makeup and what-have-you. Last Saturday I did two makeovers (one at $45 and another at $20 -- I get to keep half of that + whatever tips) and I felt really good about it. I haven't had a lot of time to scrapbook lately so at least I can do make-up at work and get paid for the creative outlet. So this evening at work, this girl was having her highlights done and while she was processing, Melissa (hairstylist) brought the client out to talk to me about our make-up because Melissa said she knows squat about Aveda make-up.

At first this girl only wanted me to tell her about our foundations, and I ended up selling her foundation, blush, eyeshadow and I could have added lipstick to the list but we didn't have the color that I recommended in-stock. How about a big pat on the back for me!? I was super stoked. (Cause I get commission on all that! Hello!) I just had to share that because it doesn't happen often and it totally made my otherwise-lame and rainy Thursday.

And now it's confession time. Nothing serious. But I heard a new song by the Backstreet Boys yesterday and I LOVE it. (No, I'm not kidding.) I know what you're thinking, "Olivia, you are 26 and should be over the BSB by now." Well, tough cookies. I'm not! If they keep putting out cds, I will keep buying. (It's called "Inconsolable" if you're wondering.)

Lastly, let us all say a prayer for those that are suffering because of the fires in So Cal. I can't even imagine how heart-breaking that must be for them. One minute you have your home with all your stuff, and then the next minute all your stuff is in embers. Sad. They're in my thoughts.

RECAP: Women - Go buy Skinny Bitch and become one! (Skinny - not so much a bitch.) Listen to the new BSB song. Give it a chance. Pray for the people in Southern CA. They need it.


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