Saturday, March 25, 2006

Pouring rain.....

So as I told you the other day I told you I got a promotion (WOOHOO!!!) which inevitably means a raise (WOOHOO!!) and it is coming none too soon. Leah called me the day I got the official offer from my house. She had been doing laundry and when she went downstairs came upon a medium sized river of water flowing through part of the basement......from my water heater. Long story short - my water heater rusted through the bottom and was leaking water everywhere...awesome. Well...ok, it could be worse and as John put it, it's a good thing I know the lady downstairs. So I call Gino, our friend the plummer who is going to get me a new one ASAP. Loooonger story shorter, he came over this morning to replace my water heater and while he's doing that I'm going to go to the gym. I go to get in my car and start it....and it won't start...ugh. I call AAA and they come and it starts but they tell me I need a new battery b/c the one I've got is the original from probably 2001 before the car was manufactured. So I take the car down to my mechanic and get it replaced before it dies somewhere totally anywhere

what raise???

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Beluga Whales

A few of the really cool things at the Atlanta Aquarium. They were very playful and loved the attention from all of the people!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Fun Facts

We have an internal instant message system in my office, and after 2 years, we finally convinced my boss to start using it. I figured he would just log on and maybe occassionally instant message with the underwriters in other offices. Instead I have seen a whole new side to the normally introverted man who sits in the office next to me, says a cordial hello in the morning and then very little that is not work related. Everyday now he plays a guessing game with me about various topics, including:

-Do you know the most popular Girl Scout cookie?
-Do you know how big the real estate market is?
-Do you know how big the stock and bond markets are?
-Did you know that Christopher Reeves' wife died?
-Do you know how many people have visited to the Atlanta Aquarium so far?
And so on ...

Yesterday he even sent me a sarcastic, funny message when we were on a company-wide conference call and someone suggested "more retirement parties" as a way to boost morale.

how do i put this?

You are reading the blog of the newest Fraud Investigator for M&T Bank...WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

hehehehe.....i'm very excited!!!

Friday, March 10, 2006

Lobster anyone?

I saw this on the other's a new species of lobster or something like it. Makes you want to run out and get some for dinner right? Or maybe a new cashmere sweater

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Happy Birthday Mom!!!

Hope you have a great year. Love you, Bridget