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So I created this blog after several (maybe 3…) of my coworkers and I decided we needed to document our crazy jobs. We thought everything that happened to us was so funny, it just had to be documented. everything was just sooo ridiculous, and we would just laugh and laugh. There was this one incident with a turkish boyfriend who didnt speak english fluently, and was using the word “file” to mean something totally different (and sexual)There was an entire conversation using the word file meaning two completely different things. i can honestly say that i dont remember anything so funny…ever. and i peed my pants once  in 8th grade cause i was laughing so hard.

Anyway, things like this happend to us all the time. So we all had the username and password so we could all come here and write. Let it all out, you know. Needless to say (well it actually i probably do need to say it…), i am the only one who has ever logged on, let alone written anything. Now, i am leaving my job and this blog has transformed into my random musings, not those of a benefits coordinator. I am not even really a ‘benefits coordinator.’  And I dont think i have written anything about benefits coordinating in a long time… it honestly just isnt that interesting.

So now i am at a crossroads, should i delete this blog? or change the name? start a new one? Im not sure how i feel about that. note to self: when starting a blog make it a very, very broad title/domain. that way you dont have to start all the way over when the job you knew wasnt permanent ends.

I graduated last night. It is such a crazy feeling. Scary finishing something that has been such a huge part of my life for so long and starting something new. I am starting over in so many areas of my life, i have a new job, new school, and i will have a new place to live. i feel like it is only fitting to start a new blog. take everything that i have learned from this one and create something that is just mine, with out hiding behind the ‘benefits coordinator.’


College grad~ Paige Lewis 🙂

NEW ADDITION: I created a new blog. find it here

“Here I am at these crossroads again, wondering what will never become of me. Now and then, I’ll take one on the chin. Because I wear my heart upon my sleeve.”

― Jerod Mankin

cynicism with a drip of sarcasm

there is a holiday called international moment of frustration scream day. Ahh i wish it were everyday! October 12th you are going in my calendar. Immediately.

and apparently there is a ‘holidaypedia’

it just keeps getting better and better 🙂

Maybe things are starting to look up…

Cheers ~



So I have developed an obsession…Now I have painting my nails (I do it like almost everyday…it is sick)…being a control freak…shoe shopping …very large earrings…weird skin behind ears…and mustaches!

I will be honest this mustache thing has been around for awhile now. I think I have been in denial. I guess I was just hoping I would get over it and it would go away, but alas it has not. Just as I continue to paint my nails till they become permanently dyed to an unnatural color (currently, BRIGHT BLUE!!), I have continued alienating my friends and family with my talk and visual aids of everything stache.

I can’t really say where it began, but there was an instance last summer in Alaska (LOVELOVE AK! Go there! Seriously!) with some sort of tree called Old Man’s Beard where the sort of sticky tree leaf stuff resembled an old man’s mustache/beard (see below). Once (or twice :0)  my friend  and I wore the tree stache for some very lovely photos. And later my own mother mistook me in that photo for a boy.

It wasn’t my proudest hour.

Old Man’s Beard Tree

There was also a beard/stache contest that I attended…Which really didn’t help the situation cause they had some seriously cool beards. But not as cool as this guys’

This guy is like my hero. Check out the World Beard and Mustache Championships!

Yes. I know about the World Beard and Mustache Championships. And I know they will be in Las Vegas in 2012……………….

Needless to say, I tried to get over this strange obsession as quickly as possible. However, I cannot help myself. I make fake beards and mustaches with my hair–either tying it with a hair tie or braiding it. I have gotten really good at it. Really. It is quite embarrassing how many pictures of me there are like this. But without fail it happens. And I can’t stop.

To get to the point, I love mustaches 

So in an attempt to control my mustache love, and avoid the awesome albeit odd mustache only related gender identity crises, I have begun to seek out mustache paraphernalia instead.

And now I have a shopping problem.

My Mustache Wishlist:

1. Mustache Pillowcase Set

I just met a girl who made her own pillow cases and comforter with birds on it (that she painted or drew…) I kind of want to try to make a do it yourself mustache pillowcase!!

2. Mustachioed Refreshment Straws

It is too bad they are out of stock! I want sommmmmmeee.

3. Kids ULTIMATE Bearded Beanie

This one may be the cutest beard/mustache combo that I have ever seen! OMG

Kids ULTIMATE Bearded Beanie Warm Brown

I am going to save this one and I will buy it for my future little nephew  🙂 But they do have them for adults too!

4. Mustache Shaped Flask

There are a lot of mustache flasks out there, but I like this one because every time you take a drink you get a mustache!


5. Mustache Pint Glass Fun Drinking Glassware Bar Ware

Mustache  Pint Glass Fun Drinking Glassware Bar Ware- 4 Piece Set - MustacheGlass

Love it.

6. Mustache Mugs 🙂

stacking mustache mugs

7. Printed Villian Moustache

I may decide to make my family wear these for our next holiday get together….I was thinking Bald Family Christmas or Thanksgiving, but now with the whole mustache thing taking full swing I may change it to ‘Stache Family Christmas….

It just doesn’t sound as good as Bald Family Christmas… Maybe next year 🙂

8.  Mustache Bandages

They are like the grown up version of Disney Princess Band Aids I used to love 🙂

9. Mustache Ring

I think I have a small obsession with rings too…So this is a dangerous one!

10. Mustache Baking Mold

Only because I have a soft spot in my heart for odd shaped baking molds.

And I would love to have mustache party with a mustache cake! Where everyone wore printed villain mustaches! And drank from mustache straws.

The Spreadsheet of Life



I do not have a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

Passive Aggressive Facebook Stalking

“Always do what you are afraid to do.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


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