Tuesday, October 21, 2008


This email was sent out about 5 minutes ago. I know I make my job sound like I'm top dog, but this time I really will be on top. Let's hope I can stay there!

Dear Team,

We are delighted to inform you that Blaze has accepted the position of Campus Director for Oklahoma Technical College! After many interviews, with highly credentialed candidates, we came to the realization that Blaze surpassed them all. Blaze is a proven performer! She started with us in Admissions nearly four years ago, and most recently has performed a remarkable job as Project Manager overseeing a number of special projects including Accreditation and compliance and OTC licensure. Blaze graduated from the University of Tulsa in 2003 earning her Bachelors in Sociology with a minor in Psychology.

We are very excited about this announcement and it is wonderful to be able to reward and promote from within our ranks whenever possible!

Please join us in extending congratulations to Blaze on her new appointment which will be effective November 3, 2008!


Teresa and Dr. K

Monday, October 13, 2008

Hell Week

My dad is an accountant and always calls the week of October 15th Hell Week because everything is due that week; Individual Tax Returns, 15th Reports, and Quarterly Reports. Just like after April 15th, he'll take a day off after October 15th because of the stress of getting everything done in time.

Well apparently it's my Hell Week too. We have an accreditation visit Wednesday and Thursday. Our Institutional Annual Report is due by Friday. We're applying for another campus and that has to go out by Friday so there is enough time for approval by the time we want to open and start classes. We're also starting a new program which has to go out by this week because we need enough time for the approval so we can start classes early next year.

So, I'm mush and I've been at work for 12 hours straight and am leaving within the hour only because I have a meeting to attend. So I need this week to go slower so I can get stuff done, but I really wish it was already over.

Monday, October 6, 2008

The Talent I Never Knew I Had

Who knew I was so good at beer pong? I have to say that Dave and I were unbeatable. Three time (in a row) beer pong champs. Twice, I scored the winning shot. My dad and his parents cheered on us. That within itself was hilarious to see parents revert back to high school sports and expecting their child to excel. I think I would have actually disappointed my dad if I didn't. So funny! Oh and there was a "winner's" ribbon. We both strutted it around and several people, including Jax's mom asked why I was a winner.

In other news, my house got cleaned on Saturday. I think most people thought I was joking about my mother-in-law sending over cleaning ladies (my husband included). But she did and the house looks great. She then asked "Since you're working, do you think you can afford to have someone come in once a month to clean your house?" I think this one should go in the book Rachel.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Should I be insulted?

That my mother-in-law wants to bring her cleaning lady to my house as a gift? She keeps claiming that this would be the best gift I could receive. Mind you, I always clean my house before she comes over. Maybe I'm being too sensitive, but this is the same woman that kicked me over drapes.

Editor's note: Thanks Andrea for being my grammar/spelling check!