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Blog Bio

So I was hoping to have slept through this week, and so far it hasn't happened. It's been an overwhelming work week. I have a wake to go to tonight, and a funeral tomorrow, and I was a guest lecturer yesterday. I'll be working parts of this weekend as well. Eva hasn't been talking to me much, I do realize the phone works both ways, but it just seems odd. Amanda hasn't said much to me this week, but she's got lots on her mind. Holly let me cry on her virtual shoulder this week, which was much needed, so thanks Hal! Shane basically called me a freak, which on one hand is true, but on the other hand still hurt my feelings. I have Chris convinced I'm trying to get rid of him which is NOT the case; I'm just imposing my rather utilitarian and fair opinions on him giving him every opportunity to get rid of me before he finally hates me more than he does! I've managed to get my whole life into some twisted knot. In fact it's a doughy knot, and it keeps rising and imposing its doughy flesh on other things around it.

So I'm going to change the subject real quick to avoid thinking about my painful and doughy knot. For work I am in the process of becoming a blogger. For this, I needed a bio, which coworker Christine wrote for me. Here it is, in all it's true glory:

"Stephanie is a structural engineer in HOK’s St. Louis office. A self-proclaimed engi-nerd, she can’t get through a day without using at least two out of three of her calculators (one of them is bright pink, her favorite color) and working on a spreadsheet. She is by far the loudest person in the Structures group and makes no apologies for that fact. She spends much of her time trying to figure out how architects can ignore gravity and prefers to work with people who don’t sugar coat things because she certainly does not!

Steph has lived in southern Illinois her whole life and has a Masters degree in Civil Engineering from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. She considered being an architect but loves math and the technical side of buildings, so structural engineering was a good fit. Perhaps a little know fact is that many of the St. Louis office employees live in Illinois and commute across the mighty Mississippi each day, including Stephanie. She is very environmentally conscious and goes out of her way to reduce her carbon footprint on Earth through a combination of car pooling, taking the bus, and driving a fuel efficient car. Someday she’d like to own a Vespa and start a scooter gang complete with matching jackets.

To say that Steph is obsessed with sheep is an understatement. Her dream job involves moving to Ireland, herding sheep during the day and tending bar at night at the local pub. In her free time, she loves to blog, eat cheese, add to her funky shoe collection, and spend time camping with her canine children, Bella and Riley."

So if you don't know me, or thought you knew me pretty well, you can make whatever assessment you like based on that bio! Thanks for reading, I need to get to work now!

Word of the day:
screw the pooch: To make a major mistake.

In use: Man, I really screwed the pooch when I talked to my boss while I was drunk last night.

[Editor's note: my word usage is from the calendar, not something I actually did to add to my nasty doughy knot!]

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