Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I've Joined the 21st Century

Well, that's what Heather says anyways. That's right people, plain and simple LeAnn has got herself an IPhone. Russ surprised me with it for Valentine's Day. I had a range of emotions when he handed it to me. First was "oh my gosh it is so fricken expensive" then when I realized he had signed a contract and there was no returning it I turned to cautious excitement. I was still a little afraid of my high tech gadget. The next day I felt like the coolest person in the world but was a little ashamed still about how expensive it was. Monday I only told one person at work that I had it. I didn't want people to judge me and say, "she says they don't have money and then went and bought herself an IPhone" (trust me, people at my work would totally judge). Finally today I am proud of the fact that I have such a super cool toy and am telling the world about it on my blog. I have to say it really is the coolest thing ever. I love that like the commercial says there really is an app for everything!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


I usually give credit to my dad for my personality traits. He gave me the patience I need to deal with patients yelling at me about their bills. The logical mind to see both sides of the issue and the wisdom to figure out the right thing to do. It wasn't until today however that I realized that my mom gave me one of the most important traits.

In most things I'm a slob who wants to do the least amount of work possible to get by. Except at work. At work everything is in order and I expect myself to be perfect. I was informed today that I forgot the lock the front door of the office last night. Vic wasn't that upset, nothing was stolen and we do have a security alarm if somebody had tried to get in. I however, was a wreck. I couldn't believe that I could make such a big mistake. I've been carrying around this guilt all day trying to figure out how I could be so careless and beating myself up. I'm sure most people would look at this and think that its a bad trait to have. Trying to be perfect can only lead to disappointment, right? Wrong! How can you ever be the best you can possibly be without striving for perfection.

I would like to thank my mom for pushing me to be something great from a very young age. When I was like three or four she started to get me to learn to read because she knew that I could if I tried hard enough. She set the ground work from an early age that I should aim for perfection. I know that part of what makes me good at my job (ok, except forgetting to lock the door) is that I have a strong work ethic.

Friday, February 6, 2009


Next month I am going to Georgia to visit my sister Lauren. I am super excited and can't wait, I'm practically counting down the days until I leave. I've always been close to Lauren and I grew up thinking that we would always be close. Emotionally we are still very close but physically we are across the country from each other. I thought that we would live close enough to each other that we would randomly drop by each other's homes. I know we still have time to live near each other, we are still fairly young. Every once in a while though, when she is having a bad day say, I want to be near her and give her a big hug and bring her chocolate covered gummy bears and it breaks my heart a little knowing that I can't do that.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

What Woud You Do?

This show is on ABC on Tuesday nights. They have actors in situations that are morally wrong and see how people react. I tear up almost every time I watch this show. I love to watch all the situations and think about would I really speak up if I saw someone short changing a blind person? Would I be one of the ones speaking down to a customer who doesn't speak English well? I think it's a great show and everyone should watch it.