Monday, April 20, 2009

For BalletDiva

Click me.

And now, click me!

Feeling better?

I thought so.




But seriously, it will be okay.

Saturday, April 18, 2009


What do three college graduates, who hold five - count ‘em FIVE - degrees between them spend their hard earned money on while spending a Friday evening out and about?

Disgustingly adorable toy cars!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Dude, I Totally Have Layers

…like an onion!

As you, the intrepid (and might I add incredibly attractive, well educated, oozing good taste) Blissfully Unaware reader may or may not know, I am currently working as a very small cog inside the back office machine of a gigantic financial corporation. (Read that as ‘paper shuffling office drudge’ but hey, it pays!!!) Now, the incredibly condensed version of my job is: taking a file which is straight off the Loan Officer’s desk and getting it ready to be handed off to a Processor or Under Writer. It may not sound that exciting…and it isn’t…but it is important and I’m extremely good at it, at least that’s what my boss keeps telling me.

Part of this process involves actually flipping through the files and making sure that they contain some basic documents, and if any of these documents are missing the file is placed into 'hard stop,’ which essentially pulls the file out of it’s spot in the line. Once the LO or their PSA (a fancy name for ’assistant’) provide me with the missing document or information I remove the file from hard stop and put it back in line. Easy enough to understand, right?



Anyway! When I put a file into ‘hard stop’ I have to send an email to the LO and their manager explaining why the file is in hard stop. And this really isn’t that big of a deal…but you wouldn’t know it to hear the loan officers complain! Apparently I’m building up quite an ’anti-fan’ base around the company. People hate me and they’ve never even met me!

Now, today we had some visitors in the office, a Sales Manager, his Loan Officers, and their PSAs. The daily mail, containing all the new files for the day, arrived and part of the check in process involves entering the files into a log. So I’m standing at the reception desk while the files are checked in when the PSAs wander out of the underwriting department and make their way up the desk and the conversation that took place is as follows:

PSA 1: Is HistoryDiva here?
(Yes, of course she used my real name…and yes, she mispronounced my last name several times.)

Receptionist: HistoryDIVA?

PSA 2: Yeah! We want to meet the OGRE who keeps hard stopping our files!

Receptionist: *points to me*

Me: Hi.

PSAs 1 & 2: *embarrassed silence*

Shrek: NO. Layers. Onions have layers. Ogres have layers. Onions have layers. You get it? We both have layers. *Sigh*

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Monday, April 13, 2009


...should be that happy with what they see in the mirror.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Time To Flip/Rotate Your Mattress

Once upon a time there was a girl named HistoryDiva, and she had a blog called Blissfully Unaware and she added pithy posts to it quite frequently. Then 2009 started and life became a bummer and she got a job which took up all of her time and energy and some things that should not have been neglected, like her blog and her cross stitch, where moved onto the back burner of her attention in favor of things like snagging some extra sleep on the weekends and sitting around in her room muttering to herself and feeling frustrated at what her life had become.

At some point something has to give, and when you look at the entirety of a year and realize that the best day you’ve had so far was the day you took off from work to go to a funeral, well…things have to change before insanity takes hold.

So here I sit, in my room, on a lovely, sunny, Saturday afternoon looking out my window at the fresh green of a spring that was long in coming. It’s time for me to take my life back, kids.

And so I chose to be happy again…just because I can.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Hello Boys and Girls!

I'm still alive and I promise that soon...SOON...there will be a update/actual post! SOOOOOOOON-ish....


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

One of My Favorite April Fools Day Pranks

In 1957 the jokesters at the BBC ran a segment on the coming of spring after a mild winter and what that meant for Swiss farmers. The answer? An unusually large spaghetti crop. According to the Museum of Hoaxes, "Huge numbers of viewers were taken in. Many called the BBC wanting to know how they could grow their own spaghetti tree. To this the BBC diplomatically replied, 'place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best.'"