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18 April 2006 @ 08:14 pm
Hallelujah!! Tax season is officially over!!  
Woo hoo!! Even more amazing than the fact that I actually made it through the last two weeks of work without going insane, is the fact that I kept my hands to myself and didn't act on my urges to rip the eyebrows off a few of our reps. ;) The paperwork the past few days was ridiculous! Approximately 1,000 trades went through my hands and I am officially sick and tired of paper! :P Hopefully the next few days will be drama free at work and we can all catch up on normal day to day things...

Speaking of drama at work, I spent the better part of the afternoon helping my boss try to correct a BIG email error... She mistakenly sent a confidential email to thousands of workers at our partner bank. HR was upset, upper management was upset, our BIG boss was upset... my poor boss felt SO bad, she jokingly said that she was going to resign. :( Luckily after working hours with our IT department, they were able to pull it from the server before it was distributed to the thousands of people on the email list. My boss was incredibly relieved, but I told her that we can only handle one crisis a week - I think we're all breaking out in zits... ;P

On another work note, we spent some time being amused by my co-worker's bacteria plushies. :) Oddly enough, you read that correctly... His wife is a science teacher at a local private school and he thought it would be cute to buy her a set of virus plushies. Tonight he took home ebola, mad cow disease, and polio and was leaving the others for the rest of the week. I know his wife will love them - and we were all amused by just how cute they were. Nothing says love like bringing home a bunch of diseases to your wife. ;)

Loved AI tonight, I have to admit that I'm a fan of the standards... I never used to be, but I guess listening to Kevin so much, and seeing "My Way" SO many times might've had something to do with my recent admiration. Katharine was phenomenal! I hope she wins. :)

I'm off to catch up with all of you, I'm so sorry that I haven't been around much lately. Hopefully with tax season over, I'll be back to my regular internet schedule soon. Big *HUGS* to all of you and much thanks for all of your comments in my last post. :)
Current Mood: sillysilly
Current Music: My phone saying "Thanks for voting for..." ;)
Was I in it?alligatorandme on April 19th, 2006 06:20 am (UTC)
I have Dust Mite and gave my friend Cold. :-D (I want Mad Cow! That one wasn't around when I first bought those.)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on April 19th, 2006 06:53 am (UTC)
Haha! Cold is cute and I like Mad Cow too.:) E. Coli looked a little disturbing! :P
karmastyxkarmastyx on April 19th, 2006 06:28 am (UTC)
Hahaha I really like the bacteria plushies. :)

I'm glad you made it thru tax season. I still have to do my taxes... yikes.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on April 19th, 2006 06:56 am (UTC)
I loved looking at and reading about all the bacteria plushies. :) It was amusing, though because both my boss and I thought we should be able to take home the Pimple plushie after today. ;)

Wish you well on your taxes, Laura! *HUGS*
Mme Bahorel: pretentiousmmebahorel on April 19th, 2006 12:30 pm (UTC)
The infection plushies are great! I just can't quite bring myself to spend money on them, but I want several. (of course, the last plushy I bought was a sparkly pink octopus just so I could name it Jesus after a certain pretentious queen. I'll spend on inside jokes, apparently, but not for many other reasons.)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on April 21st, 2006 07:06 am (UTC)
I'd love to get a set of these plushies... they're too cute, but I agree, I'm not sure if I'm ready to spend money on them.
Lisa: oopsmonalisa73 on April 19th, 2006 03:33 pm (UTC)
I've been in your boss' shoes before, sending a confidential email to the wrong group of people, not fun and beyond stressful! Glad you guys were able to fix the error.
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on April 21st, 2006 07:11 am (UTC)
It's such an easy thing to do - that's why I'm so afraid of using "contact" lists. Luckily the other bank's email has a warning system so something addressed to the entire list has to be approved before it gets sent out (to avoid viruses, etc. I guess...) and luckily my boss sent it late enough that there was no one to approve it and it was able to be taken off the server.
_tropicalheart on April 19th, 2006 09:46 pm (UTC)
I loved AI last night! Rod Stewart is AMAZING! It was so exciting to see them go classical :) Katherine and Chris both did wonderfully! I hope Katherine wins, too! Have a nice week, Sheri! *hugs!*
Sheri: Katharine McPheeshutterbug93 on April 21st, 2006 07:13 am (UTC)
I love the standards and I thought they all sounded wonderful the other night!! I'm interested in hearing them sing love songs next week. Hope you're having a nice week too! Big *HUGS* to you!!
Sabine: Micki's placesabine10 on April 19th, 2006 11:05 pm (UTC)
The bacteria plushies look cute. :) I saw them for the first time now.

I'm happy to hear that you went through the tax season without going insane. And it sounds like that it was much work to handle the crisis - glad that everything went out well.

Big *hugs* to you, Sheri.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on April 21st, 2006 07:15 am (UTC)
They were all so cute! :) It was amusing to hear my co-worker handing my boss a plushie (after the email incident) and saying, "Here, have an Ulcer." :)

Hope you're having a nice week, Sabine! Sorry I haven't been around too much - though I have been thinking of all of you! :) Big *HUGS* to you!!
karen: gavin creelwakedistracted on April 20th, 2006 12:28 am (UTC)
YAY! I'm so glad that tax season is over for you! You made it! :) (Ripping the eyebrows off people paints a funny mental image, though. :))

Anyway, I'm so glad that hopefully your stress level will be lower now, and that you can relax a little more! And it'll be great to see you back online more often...your entries always make me smile. :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on April 21st, 2006 07:19 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Karen - you're always so supportive of me and I appreciate it so much! Hope you're doing well and getting geared up for your NYC trip -- less than two weeks away... Woo hoo for you!! :)
karen: new york citywakedistracted on April 22nd, 2006 12:31 am (UTC)
Well, I could say the exact same of you! You're too sweet, Sheri! :) Thank you so much...work has been rough this week, but I'm trying to stay optimistic and just think about NYC! It has to be my focus, or else I'll go insane - you know what I mean! :)
Carolina: cat purrcarush_girl on April 21st, 2006 12:11 pm (UTC)
That is a pretty messed up thing that your boss did with that e-mail. I wonder if she made another boo boo like that - would they fire her?

Ive found out about those bateria plushies awhile back ago - I think the 'health ones' are the cutest... I think they would be great to have in a pediatrician's office. Little kids need something when there sick - it would be cute to give out the 'ear ache' and 'sore throat' out to the widdo kids.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on April 23rd, 2006 03:02 am (UTC)
I think a doctor's office would be a perfect place for these. :)
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Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on April 23rd, 2006 03:02 am (UTC)
Re: OMG!!!!!!!!!!
Haha! I actually thought about you and your reports when I saw these! :) His wife really got a kick out of them! :D