Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Your name is Count what?

What is the fascination with vampires? I don't know.

I loved reading the new Twilight series and am really liking the new Moonlight series on TV. They picked a great guy to play this vampire. My daughter says he is exactly how she pictured Edward Cullen from Twilight. My hubby likes the Blade movies, although mostly for the martial arts that Wesley Snipes does.

Vampires are intriguing. The thought of being strong, agile, beautiful, and eternal. Very appealing. The whole drinking blood thing, not so much.

Here is a vampire from the past. I saw this, along with Boo Berry and Frankenberry at the grocery store. I didn't think they even sold this stuff any more. We never ate this as kids. We were Cheerios and Wheaties kids, but I remember the commercials. He is pretty goofy as vampires go. You can even dress up as Count Chocula. This is not the attractive and appealing image that I think of when reading about Edward or Carlisle though.

If you remember The Electric Company, from the 70's, there is a great vampire sketch with Morgan Freeman. Picture him in a casket full of bubble bath, holding a bath brush. He sings a song called "I love to take a bath in a casket". We watched a reunion show, with our girls, where they played it. Our girls thought it was so funny. We occasionally hear it sung in our house now.

I prefer showers. Although I do like a good soak every now and then. Mainly in the hot tub. I wouldn't like taking a bath in a coffin. I think I would be too afraid of the lid closing on me. Just a tad claustrophobic.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Look into the Crystal Ball!

Ok, so I don't believe in that sort of stuff, but was at a friend's blog and she pointed me to The Amazing Death Predictor.

My death prediction was so amazing, I had to share it.

At age 90 you will fall from the fifth floor window of a hotel
while under the influence of Robitussin DM.

What do you have to look forward to?

Monday, October 01, 2007

Everybody's working ON the weekend!

Today was my big payroll day. The day I get timecards turned in and compile everything for paychecks. On this day, nothing else but payroll gets done.

When I started this job in January, I was doing just accounts payable (paying bills) and payroll. Now I am the Accounting Office Manager too. We have increased the number of people in our company (my department has doubled from 6 to 11 with one open position) and we have added contractors in to the mix. Not only that, but contractor payroll has just moved to weekly instead of twice a month like everyone in house.

My work load feels like it has doubled along with my department. We aren't, however, at the point where I need a new full time payroll person, so I still do it.

We have weekly team meeting and I just finished having one on one's with everyone in my department. I just finished creating job descriptions for everyone in the department and turned them in to HR. That is the part of my job that I love. The people part.

I worked 108 hours these last two weeks. (nope, salary, no overtime) Yes, I went in on both Saturdays to do some catch up. The interesting thing is even with all that time, I am still behind. I feel like I get caught up, just in time for payroll, to get behind again.

There is a pinprick of light at the end of the tunnel though. I hired a couple of new people in my department and once they are trained and take work off of another guy in the department, he will take over some "accounting" stuff that I am doing. Hallelujah!! That would be the least favorite part of my job. Bank statements. Ugh!

Don't get me wrong, I love my job. I love my department and have an awesome boss. I am just crazy busy right now.

This Saturday, I have a massage scheduled. No work for me this weekend. I think I am ready for a little relaxation.