I consider myself to be one hellva working girl. I answer phones with confidence and type like the wind. I have the Worlds Neatest Handwriting, and I schedule all but what I'm going to have for lunch in my day planner. But today stumped me.
What are you supposed to do when you're on the phone with Steve Prator and your earring falls down your dress? I quickly pushed it out of my mind until my convo wrapped. When you're on the phone with the sheriff you don't want him to hear anything suspicious in your voice. But after I hung up the phone, I had to sit there for a minute and think it through. I came up with two options:
1. Put my hand down my dress and fish around for it. But how awkward would it be if someone walked in and I was up to my elbow in the search. You don't bounce back from that sort of blooper.
2. Stand up and do a little shimmy. This could look equally silly, however I wouldn't be accused of perversion in the workplace.
So, I shimmied. Nothing. I mean, it is a big earring but what do I have to do? Roger Rabbit? The second shimmy proved successful, although I was almost busted by our graphic artist.
My earring has been successfully returned to my left lobe. But you know, these sort of things don't happen when you wear T-shirts. I'm just sayin.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Posted by Stephanie Jordan at 2:14 PM
I came across an old blog post today. Dated 9.26.08, it said:
"It's time to take risks, face failure and rise above fear. It's time to try something new, take trips I've been putting off, make new friends, and open my heart and love as if there won't be an opportunity to do so tomorrow."
At the time those words were written, I was rock bottom and ready to claim responsibility for my life. I easily could have placed blame, but I was ready to let things go, dust off those bad experiences and start over.
There are several folds to this transformation — new job, new exercise routine (what I mean by that is an exercise routine at all), new friends, new house. But there's one part that's better than all of that stuff combined. The new guy. Ty's not really new to my life. We've been friends for about a year and a half now.
But in all that time, he played a big role in my life. When things were rough, he was the person I called. When I needed to move, he was the person I called. When I needed a friend, he was the person I called. And in that time, I was the person he called.
In my life experiences, trusting anyone with your heart is a huge risk. But Ty had always been there before, so I opened my heart again — at the time that was a miracle. But I'm so glad I did, because with Ty there's not much risk at all. He's a good man. I don't have a single worry. I never wonder where he is. He calls when he says he's going to. Some of you may think, "Well, duh. That's how relationships are supposed to be." But in my entire life, that's never been how relationships actually were.
It's good to look back and see I stuck to my word and did what I said I was going to do. I opened my heart and loved like there wouldn't be an opportunity to do so tomorrow. Even better, I look forward to each tomorrow with Ty.
Posted by Stephanie Jordan at 9:35 AM
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
My friend Melissa brought up a good point on her blog, so I thought I would reiterate the point here. Clearly, I'm all for technology. It does some really great things for us — life is so convenient these days. However, maybe it's too easy. I can hardly remember the days when I had to actually remember people's telephone numbers. I talk to my boyfriend on the phone at least twice a day, but if you asked me to recite his number I couldn't. I simply scroll through my call list and dial "Ty Jordan." I only know a handful of numbers: my grandparents' house, my parents' house, my aunt's house and the golf course.
Even before the days of push-button dialing were rotary phones. Not only did you have to know the number to dial it, but it took a little work, too. I would like to see us spend a week with a rotary phone these days — we'd be completely lost. The closest we'll get to that now is a cute application for our iPhones. But lately I've been getting a little peeved about people's phone manners.
It started Sunday while I was at church. I turned my phone on silent and when I returned to my car, I pulled it out of my purse to see six missed calls from the same person. I saw the first missed call, I got the first voicemail, so why does this person continue to call and call and call? When that didn't work, this person called my parents to question my whereabouts. I stand in strong opposition to this and refused to return the six phone calls.
Today, the second peeve took place. I was having lunch with a friend (she knows who she is), and for the first part of our lunch she was texting non-stop and laughing each time a new text would come in. Why is this so bothersome? Because I might as well have been sitting alone. I went out for lunch to visit with my friend, and she's having lunch with someone else via text. I told her that in the future I was going to take her phone away while we ate lunch.
I love technology (that one was for Kip), but I also believe in old-fashioned courtesy. We're so busy going, and talking, and texting that I think we're missing the good parts when they happen.
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Tuesday, April 28, 2009
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Monday, April 27, 2009
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Friday, April 24, 2009
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Thursday, April 23, 2009
My friend Bevin drew this picture several months ago. For a little while, this is what we did several evenings of the week. We sat on someone's back patio, drank wine and dished our juiciest dirt. It was a great way to spend a fall evening and exactly what I needed at that time in my life. Lots of wine, good friends and the buzz wasn't bad either.
Posted by Stephanie Jordan at 4:01 PM
I dated the same boy for pretty much my entire college career. Four full years. When most couples graduate their relationship either moves one way or the other — you marry or you breakup. I ended up breaking up with the guy I thought I was going to marry. He practically had the ring in his pocket.
Posted by Stephanie Jordan at 10:05 AM
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
UPDATE: I've lost my good blog looks to sensibility. My layout wasn't allowing comments, and what's the point of a blog if I can't interact with you guys? So, I've gone for a more sensible outfit for my Web home. Let me know if you can or cannot comment. But, I think the problem is fixed — in my non-expert opinion.
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Monday, April 20, 2009
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Friday, April 17, 2009
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Thursday, April 16, 2009
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009
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Monday, April 13, 2009
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Friday, April 10, 2009
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Thursday, April 9, 2009
I think I'm one of those people who just can't say "no." I used to think this wasn't such a bad thing. It makes me a good friend, a likable person, someone who is up for just about anything. But, I'm learning that it kind of makes me a pushover more than anything else. While I think I'm being polite, I'm actually coming across as passive. Which isn't really the case — I can be quite sassy.
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Wednesday, April 8, 2009
This makes me wish for red-headed children.
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Monday, April 6, 2009
Saturday was Ty's birthday, so I thought why not spend the day furniture shopping. He recently decided to redo his bachelor pad to make it more gal (that's me) friendly. After gutting most of the bathroom Friday night, we spent Saturday perusing local stores in search of living room furniture.
Posted by Stephanie Jordan at 3:00 PM
Thursday, April 2, 2009
I'm going to keep today's post short and sweet because it's just one of those kinds of days. Not a bad day, but not necessarily a good day. More or less a day I will be pleased to see end, and it all started with an English muffin.
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Wednesday, April 1, 2009
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