Tuesday, February 24, 2009

What about MY needs?

My college buddies, Jason, Katey, and Haley have all done this post and I think it sounds fun so here it goes!

Google the phrase (including the quotes) "[your first name] needs" and write down the first 10 results. My own witty banter is provided in parentheses after each need. :)

Garrett needs to go to the hospital immediately-right this minute. (Yikes! I hope I'm ok...)
Garrett needs to get Barber going. (I guess this had something to do with the Dallas Cowboys...)
Garrett needs help to find Cobra! (... reference to the G.I. Joe movie coming out this summer, perhaps?)
Garrett needs to go.
Garrett needs at least two more years to mature as a coordinator. (Huh. My work title is Proposal Coordinator...)
Garrett needs #'s.
Garrett needs more iron in his diet. (Probably true... I'll start taking multi-vitamins in the morning again, I promise.)
Garrett needs help. (That depends on who you talk to.)
Garrett needs love. (Yep. I've got it, too. :) )
Garrett needs to say something. (I've always got something to say, so guess this is just a warning to all y'all.)

Fun. Maybe everyone should give this a try!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Help! I'm snoring and I can't shut up!

I don't usually blog at work, but I need some help...

Those of you that know me well are aware that I snore. And that it's pretty loud. While it's been an annoyance for my roommates, it hasn't been a huge problem for me before, because I still sleep through it, and the roommates that I've had were either heavy sleepers, or found some other way to deal with it--closing doors, ear plugs, falling asleep before me, etc.

Well, now I've got someone trying to sleep next to me, whose sleep is actually important to me. Not that I didn't care about my roommates... I just didn't care enough to do much about it before. Poor Hayley has tried everything, but some nights it just isn't enough to let her sleep. I feel horrible that I keep her up, so does anyone have any suggestions or snoring remedies that will help? I'm using Breathe Right Strips right now and I stay awake reading so Hayley can try to fall asleep before me. Hayley is also using ear plugs, but those make her ears hurt the rest of the day. From the little bit of research I've done this morning, I am going sleep with just the curvy pillow that Hayley already had and keep my head in the correct position to keep my breathing passage open, and I might try to sleep with an under-bite because of this, but does anyone know of anything that really works? If you do, please let me know! Hayley will be thankful and I'll feel better knowing I'm not keeping her up all night long.

Oh, as a post script, I'm going to be working on losing weight again... that seems to be the best remedy for snoring. When I weigh less, I snore less. So no more free soda at work, no more sneaking treats from the secret stash in the finance office, and only fruit from work on Treat Friday. (Holy crap, my workplace is probably making me gain 5 pounds a week!!!) But if you have suggestions that will work in less time than it takes me to lose 20-30 pounds, I'd appreciate them.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Heads up

Do you like my new header?? I think it's pretty rad. Thanks to Holly of Holly O'Keefe Creative for makin' it! I've even added her site to my links list. :)

I'm still messing with the layout, though... anyone know of any sites to get free blogger layouts that don't look like scrap books or the cutest blog on the block? I don't need race cars or beer bottles, just something sleek and stylish to go with my super cool header. Preferably something orange with black, grey, and/or brown.

Thanks again, Holly!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Thank you!!!

I wish that was all I needed to do...

I'm putting together the thank yous for all the lovely gifts we got for our wedding. Don't get me wrong, I'm definitely appreciative of all the thoughtful gifts that we got. I'm just wishing at this moment that I could just put a giant "Thanks!" out on my blog in cyberspace and have that be sufficient.

As you may guess, I'm putting together a list of people we need to thank, complete with their addresses. It's gonna be super awesome when we're done with this and all the thank yous are out. I'm on line 75 right now, and it was definitely time for a break. So even though I know it's not quite enough--and I'll continue to put our thank you list together--here's my cyber-thanks to everyone.

Your gift was awesome! THANKS!!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Just so you know...

I posted more pictures.