Trying to rid the world of dueling denim…..

…and not very successfully I might add.

Text messages… November 3, 2007

Filed under: Friends,Oh so funny,Scottsdale — rmbutler @ 12:30 pm

Here is a summary of some of the text messages I sent to Leah last night.

“I hate these ‘cool’ bars more than I hate someone telling me their latte needs more foam…that would be a cappuccino.”

“Here’s the visual…go-go dancers…laser lights…techno…whores…douche bags…10 dollar beers.”

“I am going to need to wash the taste of desperation out of my mouth after breathing the air in there.”

…can you tell I hate the bar I went to? the only reason I went is my friend Derek was there, he lives in England right now and I haven’t seen him in 2 years.  He agreed to pay the 30 dollar cover charge (Paul Oakenfold was there) because I is BROKE…


Trick or Treat! November 1, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — rmbutler @ 12:31 am

My first official night of passing out candy.  I have always lived in an apartment so this year I was kind of excited to sit back and be the one to pass out the candy and see all the little cuties.  Our landlord said that last year they didn’t get any trick or treaters so I just bought a little candy.  Oh boy were they wrong.  I should have considered that we live close to a school and a couple of apt buildings because we got truckloads of them.  I ran out of candy so fast, I had time to run to the store and buy more, and then I ran out of that!  Needless to say it was fun seeing a little face light up when I told a princess she was beautiful or screamed out of fright from a scary mask.  It was fun being on the other side of the door. 


Proper dipping technique October 30, 2007

Filed under: food,Ryan,Scottsdale — rmbutler @ 10:47 pm

So my weakness is wings, especially Golden Mild wings at a place called Zipps.  I seriously crave them constantly.  I have this technique that I have perfected over the years. I hate how when you go to dip your wings you have to dip the top, because that is not the part you’re eating the meat is in the middle people! Okay my technique is to use the celery and sort of paint the ranch on the middle of the wing.  It works perfectly.  I think you should try it. 


October 23, 2007

Filed under: i'm retarded — rmbutler @ 11:21 pm

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
  – Don Marquis


September is the month that ate my soul…. September 21, 2007

Filed under: work — rmbutler @ 10:46 am

I hope I can come out of this month with no more scars. 

Let’s just give you a taste of the month with a snippet from last Friday….

 (I work at a healthcare company that provides travel techs to hospitals and outpatient facilities )
So we get a call from the director of a hospital…my tech decided to go lay down in a hospital bed and pass out…because apparently he is diabetic and hadn’t had his medicine because he was waiting for his paycheck to buy medicine…he left the hospital refusing treatment, etc, etc.  (If he would have just COMMUNICATED with me the following could have all been avoided)

My boss tells me to go check on him and bring him to the hospital if need be.  On my way I get lost in the ghetto and get a ticket for an illegal left hand turn in a construction zone.  Awesome so much fun. 

As i’m lost my cell phone dies.  Awesome again. 

I finally find the place knock on the door.  He’s totally out of it, tells me he’s had medicine and food and should be fine in a little while.  I call the office and am informed since this was an “incident” I have to take him to get a drug screen before he can be cleared for work again. 

Take him for the test, wait around in a stinky hot lobby for a few hours.  Yet again Awesome. 

On the way back to his Extended Stay he proceeds to roll down the window and just throw up all down the side of my car.  Can you guess what i’m going to say next? NOT awesome.  I could handle all of the above but when my poor innocent car gets violated with some strangers insides it is NOT awesome.

It’s about 3 o’clock and I realize that I have not eaten.  At All. I think I had a few m&m’s but that’s about it. 

 My spirits were low my energy was even lower.  I had a surprise birthday party to go to that night…. which I made it to, but was home in bed by 11. 

That was just a taste of how September of 2007 has treated me, let’s not even talk about how much money it’s sucked out of me with plane tickets and traffic tickets!

 I would like to just jump ahead to October and see how she treats me… who’s with me?

UPDATE:  I also no longer have a job.  September really was horrible.


12:04 August 1, 2007

Filed under: Friends,work — rmbutler @ 12:33 pm

It’s 12:04 in the afternoon.  I still have 5 hours and 56 minutes until I can go home.  I have already scarfed down lunch and have sent Andrew on a search for some Starbucks… that beautiful liquid that makes me all happy.  I have a serious caffeine addiction.  Strange thing about my addiction… I never had one while I was a Barista for 4 years… nope, didn’t happen until I got a desk job, and I had coffee at the same time everyday.  Then when I don’t get that coffee I get the worst migraines ever. 

I am feeling a bit off today.  I have no motivation to do anything.  Things have started to change in my office, the senior recruiter and the accounts manager are leaving.  Which is sad, because I like both of them.  It’s always a better work environment when you like the people around you.  So that means we get a new boss and I am the new senior recruiter by default, which means I get a little raise.  I’m excited for the change but then again I am not.  I feel it will be a good thing but in my head I don’t feel I’m ready.  We shall see what happens. 

On a different note, one of my friends is going to have a baby! I’m so excited!
Also Meg got a new kitten! 
Congrats to you both. 


almost… July 31, 2007

Filed under: Ryan — rmbutler @ 3:01 pm

This Friday makes Ryan and I’s ONE YEAR anniversary. In all my years of dating this will be the first one that has gone such a distance. I guess have always been sort of a sprinter, but now I’ve finally graduated to a marathon level. I am now one of those people that I have always admired from afar. I have sat and wondered many a times what it would be like to be with someone for a year, which seemed like forever to me; it really feels no different… except I have more invested in this one than I have in the past. The other relationships felt more disposable. Especially my few encounters since I’ve moved to Arizona. Moving to a new place where you know NOT A SOUL will really lower your standards for awhile(sadly). I think back to those days and just see a girl who wanted to feel like she belonged. I was just seeking a little bit of love. The moment I met Ryan I knew that things were going to be different. Those who had just been bringing me down I could now let go of without a second glance, because I finally had someone who cared for me. If all else fails I’m glad I’ve had the year to realize I was better than what I was letting myself settle for.

I just have to make it 3 more days, and I have NO idea what to wear… any suggestions?

Wish me luck.