Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Working Girl

Call me crazy but I've officially decided to knock doors this summer in Trey's office. I've always told him I wanted to be dropped off just to see how I would do cause I've knocked with him plenty of times and know exactly what to say. So last night after hanging out with another couple (the wife sells too) who is going to Jersey with us, I was convinced that this is definitely something I can do. She sells 200 every year and if I'm only half as good as her I'm still better than the average at Pinnacle.

Don't get me wrong, this is not going to be easy or fun by any means. I've knocked with Trey enough times to know that the job sucks, probably more than 90% of the jobs in the nation. But it pays unbelievably well and that is my one and only motivation. Trey does well for us on his own, but he's a tight wad and I want some of my own money to spend on clothes and vacations. I told him the other day that he should buy me a Mercedes G-Wagon with all his money but he said, "No, I will buy you financial freedom." I say, "Eh, that's not as fun."

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

March Madness Is Right

Besides Fantasy Football, this time of year is my favorite time for sports. I have already filled out 11 separate NCAA tourney brackets and plan to do many more before Thursday is locked in. I wanted to extend the invitation to everyone to join the group I created at Search for "The Jami Warner Group" password: jwoo.

As I've been doing some research and learning more about the teams in the tournament, I also found an interesting fact: As college basketball's NCAA Tournament begins, workers around the country will be taking timeout from their jobs to fill out the brackets. Some studies show that companies could lose nearly a billion dollars worth of productivity during the three weeks of March Madness.

I can 100% attest to this statement, as I have now been at work for 4 hours and have done 0 hours of actual work. I can only imagine what hours other fanatics put into it. It's a time consuming activity to get involved in but it is well worth the effort when those games get started. And since I'm on the clock, I'm getting paid to do it :)

My one hope this time around is that BYU will do their best not to choke as they usually do. Even though I'm a huge fan, I picked them to lose last year and sure enough, they did. This year I have a little more confidence in them to win the first game, but after that it's not looking good. I will bite my tongue if they become this year's Cinderella team.

(My favorite BYU player: Lee Cummard)

Under Pressure

After much pressure from the rest of you bloggers, I finally gave in and decided to start one up. I have a facebook account and a myspace account but as one of my married friends told me, those are for single people...blogs are for married people. And since I am a "married people" I decided to jump on the bandwagon.

My only hesitation in starting a blog is the lack of excitement in the daily lives of Trey and I. Most people use their blog to tell funny stories about their kids and post pictures of them as they grow day to day. I am a mother to a boa constrictor (Phyllis) and a maltipoo (Walter) only, and even the boa is a stretch...I haven't touched her in months. And I don't want to be one of those dog people that thinks their animal is a human and talks about them as if they are. So, at best, this blog will cover the most exciting events and thoughts that occur in our lives. If that happens to be Walter at the time, so be it.