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Don’t Do the Dew

Don’t Do the Dew

I had a nice wonderful Sunday afternoon nap after going grocery shopping. When I woke up, one of the first things I did was go and get a Diet Mountain Dew that I just bought. I opened it expecting to taste the usual refreshing taste. I hadnít bought the stuff for about a month. I tasted it, and I thought that, as usual, my shopper had picked out the wrong pop. However, upon closer inspection of the can, it is actually Diet Mountain Dew. It tastes like, uh well I canít use that kind of language. Just see the following website because it rocks.

Bad Driver

Bad Driver

Hi! Iím back. I know I havenít posted in a while, but Iíve been busy being a dutiful wife and taking care of Tiger. If you believe that one, you donít know me that well. Heís the one that has to take care of me.

Lately, Iíve been going through some traumatic ďdriving experiences.Ē It has gotten to the point where last night I even admitted that Iím a bad driver. It started with minor incidents like me running over Tigerís feet at least 10 times daily (heís actually had to get steel toed boots). Then, there are the nicks and bruises on my fingers, hands, and arms. WellÖ those have always been there.

Anyway, several weeks ago, I planned to go to Wal-Mart on a Saturday. I wasnít really looking forward to the whole experience. Tiger had a meeting, so he couldnít go with me, so I had to face the crowd alone. When I go to Wal-Mart on Saturdays, I have to strain not to injure the children and other people that try to run over me. This particular Saturday happened to be COLD and freezing rain/ snow was coming down when I started my roll/walk to the bus stop. I didnít realize the extent of the weather until I had rolled off of the ramp onto the driveway. At this point, I considered going back inside and calling off the trip or taking a cab, but I decided that I probably wouldnít be able to get up the ramp again, and the weather really wasnít that bad, so I continued on. I started down my street in the right direction. This path wasnít new to me, but somehow, after the first intersection, I turned the wrong way or something. The sun wasnít out, so I lost track of which direction I was going, and I actually know which way is east, west, north, and south. I didnítí really know where I had come from, so I decided to keep going. Soon I heard traffic, which probably meant I was very close to the bus stop, but first, of course, I had to cross the street. I waited and waited for an opportunity to cross the street, but that day there were just tons of cars. Apparently, for people who were inside their warm cars, the weather wasnít that bad, and they were probably making their way to Wal-Mart. So as I was waiting, and freezing, I heard a rumbling motor noise on the other side of the street. Yeah, it was the bus and it kept driving past. At this point, my hands were stiff (because I hate to wear gloves), my coat was soaked, and there was no way I felt even remotely like shopping. The next challenge however was hmmÖ how do I get home. I was not really on the street that I should be. I knew one of the streets, but I didnít know the other. At this point, I called Tiger because somehow, it was his fault. I didnít know what I thought he could do. He was at a meeting, and he couldnít get a signal. Even if I contacted him, how was I going to tell him my exact location, when I wasnít exactly sure, but I just had to call, so I left a panicked voicemail. Then, I headed back. However, the street I was on turned, and I actually realized I didnít want to turn because I could kind of tell what direction I was going. I went back to the corner. Oh, and by this time I was really praying. I had been before, but I thought I could do it by myself. After wandering around on the street and leaving numerous frantic voicemails for my husband, someone stopped and told me what one of the streets was, so I got started going home. I was going fast partly out of fear that I was freezing to death and partly out of frustration at Tiger, and I wasnít really paying attention. Swoosh! My shoe was filled with water. I had run straight through a giant mud puddle, yet another indication of my driving abilities. Finally at long last, after what seemed like hours, I was going up the driveway. Now, all I had to do was get up the ramp. I thought how ironic it would be if I made it home and froze in my own driveway. I eventually got up the ramp and went inside. Fortunately for him, Tiger was not at home.

Miss Me?

Miss Me?

I had to take a small vacation. I think you’ll see why in a minute. Thanks to Shanti, you truely know how abnormal I am.

You Are 60% Abnormal

You are at medium risk for being a psychopath. It is somewhat likely that you have no soul.

You are at medium risk for having a borderline personality. It is somewhat likely that you are a chaotic mess.

You are at high risk for having a narcissistic personality. It is very likely that you are in love with your own reflection.

You are at high risk for having a social phobia. It is very likely that you feel most comfortable in your mom’s basement.

You are at medium risk for obsessive compulsive disorder. It is somewhat likely that you are addicted to hand sanitizer.

I’ll write more later. Things have just been crazy at work. I miss you lovely Internet People.

2 Things

2 Things

Two Things About Me
TechTiger wanted me to do this, so here goes.

2 names you go by:
1. Treva

2. Treeve

2 parts of your heritage:
1. Amish

2. Swiss/German

2 things that scare you:
1. What people think of me.

2. Stairs

2 of your everyday essentials:
1. Chocolate

2. Diet Coke

2 things you are wearing right now:
1. A sweatshirt

2. One sock

2 favorite bands or musical artists (at the moment):
1. Rascal Flats

2. Brad Paisley

2 favorite songs at the moment:
1. Rose Garden by Martina McBride

2. God Blessed the Broken Road by Rascal Flats

2 things you want in a relationship (other than real love):
1. Devotion

2. Godliness

2 truths:
1. I have a really awesome husband.

2. I am not yet a “wife of noble character.” (Proverbs 31:10-30)

2 physical things that appeal to you (in the opposite sex):
1. Dark hair- that’s what attracted me to my husband

2. Short guys (I don’t like when someone towers over me)

2 of your favorite hobbies:
1. Reading

2. Shopping

2 things you want really badly:
1. A job I feel like I am succeeding at and where I can help people. (I copied TechTiger’s answer because it’s the same thing I want for myself)

2. For my family to get along and accept each others differences.

2 places you want to go on vacation:
1. Caribbean cruise (this July).

2. Switzerland

2 things you want to do before you die:
1. Write a book

Tiger and I want to hit 50 states by the time we turn 50 and 100 countries by the time we turn 100.

2 ways that you are stereotypically a chick:
1. I like chick flicks and romance novels

2. I giggle a lot and cry a lot too.

2 things you are thinking about now:
1. I should be doing work that I brought home.

2. I need a vacation, and I don’t think I can wait until July.

2 stores you shop at:
1. Wal-Mart,

2. Lane Bryant

2 people you’d like to see answer these questions:
1. My family members, but I don’t let them read my blog.

2. My co workers, but they’re not allowed to read my blog either.

Ode To Jobs

Ode To Jobs

I have been thinking lately about jobs because I am getting extremely frustarated with my current job. Actually it’s gotten past the point of frustration and gone to insanity. I think it’s time to move on. Tiger and I have been talking a lot about changing jobs. Then, last evening when I was preparing for my lesson for Children’s Church it was talking about “working hard.” Then, I went on SAS’s blog and found the personality test that I hadn’t taken yet. I found it very interesting. Below is what I discovered. I guess I’m in the right job for now. Unless I decide to go to my second result and become a chef. I’m sure Tiger would like that because he could stop making T.V. dinners all of the time.

Your #1 Match: ESFJ

The Caregiver

You are sympathetic and caring, putting friends and family first.
A creature of habit, you prefer routines and have trouble with change.
You love being in groups – whether you’re helping people or working on a project.
You are good at listening, laughing, and bringing out the best in people.

You would make a great nurse, social worker, or teacher.

Your #2 Match: ISFJ

The Nurturer

You have a strong need to belong, and you very loyal.
A good listener, you excell at helping others in practical ways.
In your spare time, you enjoy engaging your senses through art, cooking, and music.
You find it easy to be devoted to one person, who you do special things for.

You would make a good interior designer, chef, or child psychologist.

Your #3 Match: ENFJ

The Giver

You strive to maintain harmony in relationships, and usually succeed.
Articulate and enthusiastic, you are good at making personal connections.
Sometimes you idealize relationships too much – and end up being let down.
You find the most energy and comfort in social situations … where you shine.

You would make a good writer, human resources director, or psychologist.

Hello Mindless World

Hello Mindless World

So, now I’ve become an official blogger. Thanks to TechTiger, Shanti SAS, and Snowflake for inspiring me. I am a little weird, airheaded, and I like to ramble, so be prepared.
The Meeting of the Mindless
The meeting of fellow mindless ones last week was weird, crazy, and fun. I especially liked being called “marshmellow.” The name actually fits in some wacky way. I also discovered that I fit in with my husbands crazy friends.
Strategic Plan
The buzz word around work for the last 2 years has been “strategic plan” and we’ve been talking about how to stick to it. So, I suppose I should make some plans for 2006. I could make goals and resolutions and probably not stick to them. The only plan I have made is a “strategic plan” for what I am going to do with my hair. I got it trimmed today, and was frustrated with it, so I envisioned the next several months. So, I’ve planned out the trimming, perming, and highlighting of it over the next 8 months. My husband just rolls his eyes at me. So, what else am I going to do for 2006? I have no clue.