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Shave of the Year

Shaved 4/3/14, with the help of hubby.
Shaved 4/3/14, with the help of hubby.

Well, here I am, telling you why I shaved my head. When I posted something on my Twitter/FB feed a while back, most people have responded with shock and surprise, and asked questions like, “Why did you do that?!” or “What on earth made you think to shave your hair?!”

I can answer with two words: “Why not?”

I’m not as crazy as what Britney Spears did back in 2007, nor am I going to defend it as in observance to breast cancer awareness or even say it is for Kid’s Cancer Buzz Off fundraising. I must admit, though, that I have made that same excuse about the breast cancer awareness thing, and I was planning to do the buzz off event (which isn’t until May 4th), but I didn’t want to give a false impression or even insult those that have actually done the deed for their cause, and I had no time to do the actual fundraising for the buzz off (though I might try it next year if they are having one, and I would be better prepared).

My pixie-style wig. I've been getting some nice compliments on this one. :)
My pixie-style wig. I’ve been getting some nice compliments on this one. :)

Why did I do it? Number of reasons (excuses?). I’ve been complaining of the summer heat (years ago) that I want to shave my hair off. I’ve been wanting to shave it for the sake of getting the thinness of the hair thicker as it grows back. I wanted to see if I had any bald spots, because of the same thinness of my hair. I wanted to see what the shape of my head looks like. I wanted to see what I looked like with  no hair. I just wanted to do it, that’s all.

Many may say, “..but all that hair…”, but I’m reassured my hair will grow back, as it has been a couple of weeks already and my hair has grown almost half an inch. My mother told me hair grows an inch a month, so maybe in 6 months or hopefully less than that, my hair will be back to a decent length.

Bob-style wig, but I think it makes me look like Edna Mode from The Incredibles animated movie.
Bob-style wig, but I think it makes me look like Edna Mode from The Incredibles animated movie.

Don’t worry, I have a couple of wigs to use, a bob style and a very short pixie style. My loving husband actually helped me shave my head before I shaved his for his monthly haircut. He really liked my how my shaved head looked and would rather I not use a wig at all.

Of course, I don’t want to shock many people so I use my pixie-cut wig at work on weekdays. I also use a little cap to cover up if I don’t feel like wearing the wig.

There you have it. I hope this explains why I did what I did. I just wanted to. And for the adventure of it! *winks*

Are You Serious?!, Laughter, Work Drama, Wow

Funny Customer Service Anecdote

So, I was chatting with a co-worker tonight and he told me a funny true-to-life customer service situation he had experienced in his nine years of customer service.

This lady called him and said that her keyboard doesn’t work. He went through the steps of troubleshooting her issue:

  • was the keyboard plugged to the PC?
  • did she try to reboot her PC?
  • is there a loose or open wire on her keyboard cable?
  • when did the trouble start?

and so on. She said she did all those and explained it worked for a while and then stopped working.

So, my co-worker (I will call him A) sent a tech onsite to help hands-on. The tech called him back a half and hour later and this is how the conversation started.

Tech: Man, you won’t believe this.
A: What happened?
Tech: You just can’t believe what she did.
A: Did you fix it?
Tech: Yeah, I fixed it. *still has a shocked voice*
A: What was the problem?
Tech: She took out all the character keys out and put them in alphabetical order!

Imagine my ROFLMAO! It was hilarious! This was the first time I’ve heard this type of situation! It was too funny not to share. :)

Are You Serious?!, Grr, Who Moved My Cheese?!, Work Drama

Some More Work Drama

So, we had our first meeting of many meetings of how we can help improve what we do, etc. at work. I really don’t like meetings, but for me, I think this is like more of a social meeting. I don’t know why I think that, but it does help take out the “ugh, another meeting?!” feeling.

The team leader was asking what could be done to improve the SD/OPS team, so I suggested that B get a different phone JUST IN CASE, and I say JUST IN CASE for getting into SD calls. B butted in before I could finish not to involve her in any of that. What?! I understand that she does not like doing SD, but it’s not like we have to do it everyday. We are in AS NEEDED basis as far as SD calls are concerned and I just wanted to make things easier for us in the long run.

It totally pissed me off that she’s still acting like that when the rest of us are already doing it. She will eventually need to step up her game or “else”, at least from what I heard. It’s totally unfair that she’s the only one not even trying to learn or even helping out. There’s nothing in the world we can change unless our managers/directors change it. We are the underdogs and we really don’t have the power to change things. And with this new management, even if we voice our opinions, we still HAVE to do what they ask (tell) us to do.

Anyway, I’m totally expecting her to go off on me after other people are gone, but I won’t have none of that. I’m getting tired of her complaining she doesn’t want to do this and that. It’s like a broken record. A BROKEN RECORD SINCE NOVEMBER. She’s done the same kind of complaining before: when they moved us inside the Computer Room (or Data Center) and suffer the cold; when we moved to a totally different city location; when we moved to a different cubicle, and it goes on. She’s not a “Who Moved My Cheese?” kind of person. And this person has two degrees, I think even a Master’s degree (incredible, right.), and was a professor in DeVry University (glad I wasn’t there when she was). And, I don’t mean to boast, I am probably better skill-wise on this kind of job than her.

I should stop talking about her. I’m just so frustrated. I wish she would just accept what’s being handed to her and do her job. If she does quit or worse comes to shove, be fired, she won’t get paid the same amount of money she’s getting paid now. In my opinion, given the non-cooperativeness she’s doing right now, I think it will be better if she just quit. Because it’s giving me a headache. Even others around us are also feeling the strain of her complaints. I wouldn’t blame them.

Are You Serious?!, Baby, Family, Me

Counting The Days

So. Went to the doc again today. I tell you, it’s better to be late than on time because we never see the doctor on the time we have our appointment. I had to wait 2 hours before I saw her. But at least she is very nice and that Luci kept me company.

So. 36 weeks. Into the final stretch. Doc talked to me about my preferences about the birth (do I want epidural, want the hubby to cut the cord, etcetera, etcetera). She instructed on when I’m supposed to call when my contractions are into 5-7 minutes apart, or when my water broke, or whatever.

So. I thought about inducing. I actually mentioned it to her, and it’s because I didn’t want the baby to “wait” until June (certainly don’t want her birthdate to fall on 6/6/06 – eek), and I think 5/25 is a good birthday, right? We’ll see. I still have some time to think about it.

Oh yeah. Did I tell you that when Luci and I visited his mom last week and predicted my baby’s due date? She wanted to feel my belly so she could tell when. So. I let her do that and she said last week of July at least. I was horrified. I didn’t want to wait that long! I was ready to jump at her for telling me that, lol. I told her politely (though I wanted to scream, haha) that the baby’s due date is sooner than that. Anyways, it was funny.

So. I see the doc now every week. Also going to have another sonogram/ultrasound done. Exciting and nerve-wracking.

Counting the days. I have 12 more days to work also. Counting the days.

Are You Serious?!, Sites

The Things People Do To Gain Attention

I got a PM from 05013 the other day:

Subject: Post error
Leiza, in the guestbook a user called krysie posted 2 posts but next to her amount of posts it ses 0. glad if i helped u

Hm…

1. I’m annoyed on how he was glad that he helped me. *rolls eyes*
2. I didn’t allow post increase in the guestbook. Go figure.
3. I’m annoyed that the PM came off as arrogant.

Bah.

P.S. I love the Custom Friends option.