Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
In other news... on my way to the gym today, I was walking from the parking lot behind a guy smoking. Hmmmm? I bet he had a lovely work out.
Also I have a question for everyone. What does it mean when a streetlight goes out just as you are going under it? I mean, obviously, it's the light going out for whatever reason... but isn't there something else? Like if you feel a shiver- someone is walking over your grave. Or if your ears are ringing- someone is talking about you. Doesn't it mean something??? I've had it happen to me in the last two days and I can't think what this means! I hope it's good whatever it is... Gilly! :}
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
I don't have any pictures of her, but she was adorable of course! She was this little bitty thing, who laughed at everything.
Sometimes in the evening I would get tired of studying and so I would "rest" for a bit. Usually I was on the bean bag chair we owned. What better place to rest... I mean study!
One night, as I was taking a few moments to let what I had learned seep in, out of nowhere I hear the loudest
Yes, my sweet, sweet Terra thought it would be SO funny to scare the tar out of me. Holy smokes! I don't think I could breath for a good ten minutes. She and my other roomies found it hysterical, and couldn't stop laughing. I wasn't too amused at first, but after some time, I giggled about it too. And now that I look back on it, it was a great joke. One I hope I can play on someone someday!
As a result, I never "rested" again while Terra was in the room. She said she wouldn't do anything, but how can you believe someone who would do that?!? ;)
Sunday, November 22, 2009
But I'm here with you tonight... and I have a something for you to give some thought to this snowy winter's night. (Yay for soft fluffy snow... but NO carols yet!!!) :)
An elderly man in Florida had owned a large farm for several years. He had a large pond in the back. It was properly shaped for swimming, so he fixed it up nice with picnic tables, horseshoe courts, and some orange and lime trees.
One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the pond; as he hadn't been there for a while, and look it over. He grabbed a five- gallon bucket to bring back some fruit. Nearing the pond, he heard voices shouting and laughing with glee. As he came closer, he saw it was a bunch of young women skinny-dipping in his pond. He made the women aware of his presence and they all went to the deep end. One of the women shouted to him, 'we're not coming out until you leave!' The old man frowned, 'I didn't come down here to watch you ladies swim naked or make you get out of the pond naked...' Holding the bucket up he said, 'I'm here to feed the alligator.'
Some old men can still think fast.
I hope we all can be fast thinkers when we're all grown up.
(I didn't say my Sunday thinking had to always be serious!) :)
Have a good week. And Happy Birthday Jonny and Maggie!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
America. I know everyone says it... but I don't think it's one of those 'thankfuls' that ever gets cliche. How can every single one of us not be thankful for our freedom and all that America gives us???
Books. Not only because they give me a job ;), but because they take me to so many places and help me take a break from life.
Co-workers. Really,sometimes I don't know how we would get through a day without each other.
Dessert. Sometimes you just have to have it before dinner. It just makes you feel good.
Each time I come home and Kitty greets me at the door. I know it's silly, but who doesn't want to feel welcome and wanted.
Family and friends... which in some cases are the same thing.
George Clooney. :) Just looking at him makes me happy. And why not. I'm a simple girl, with simple needs. It makes life easier!
Hot drinks... especially steamers! Mmmmm! They are yummy and make you feel all cozy and good inside when everything else is so cold.
Internet. E-mails. Blogs. Hulu! Sites that have celebrity gossip...
Journals. They not only allow you to say everything you want to say, but they are fun to look back on and see all the great AND ridiculous things you did. And all the crazy boys you liked!
Kitty. Which I know sounds silly... but she is my best company sometimes. She makes me laugh and listens so intently when I need to vent. With hardly any backtalk!
Libraries. All the free books you could want!
Movies. For two hours, or so, I can think of nothing else but someone else's life. Not that mine is so dramatic... but that's just it. Sometimes other's lives are so much more fun. Or scary, or sad, or whatever... But it's not my life, and so I don't have to think about it too much.
Night rides. There is something about driving/ riding in the night that makes everything so much clearer. And easier. And fun.
Ovens. Especially the microwave kind! ;)
Pictures. There is nothing better then looking back at adventures I've had. Such fun memories.
Quilts. So warm and cuddly. Especially when reading, or watching a movie, or when you find that just right spot when going to sleep.
Rain. It smells good. It's fun to play in (when it's not too cold.) It sounds relaxing. And storms are great to watch! And afterwards, it makes everything pretty.
Spaghetti and sandwiches. Two of my most favorite meals! Yum.
TV. It's where some of my loveliest friends live! ;)
Unicycles. They must make you feel brave and safe all at the same time.
Vacations. Sometimes so needed and necessary. Sometimes fun and necessary. Sometimes not necessary... but what great memories they make!!!
Watermelon. Just cause it's good.
Xylophones. Without them, I would never have been in Marching Band, therefore never had as much fun in High School as I did. Meeting Kristyn. And Heather. And then where would I be today???
You. You obviously must be awesome if you are reading my blog. I mean, you have me for a friend! ;) But really, the majority of you who read my blog mean a lot to me for some reason or another... and I'm very blessed to have so many good people in my life. From all over!
Zzzzzz... I stole it from Melissa, but it's true. Sometimes sleep is the most lovely thing out there. Ahhh.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
10. Getting a text from Danny and not having a CLUE what he was talking about. (I finally figured it out!)
9. Kitty running all over the wood floor and slipping. (And yet she gets up and keeps running more!)
8. Dancing for Pam and Steve at work, not knowing there was a customer right behind me.
7. Bek Shmek and I leaving very long voicemails for each other. AND giggling about things that were about to happen.
6. Walking down the street and getting "attacked" by a branch outside.
5. The fact that Jonny and I always end our conversations by him getting my car and Kitty. That, and that we really don't agree on anything! ;)
4. Re-reading all the awesome video ideas Jake and I want to make... at 1 o'clock in the morning! (I couldn't sleep last night.)
3. Trevor inhaling the buffet like we only had 5 minutes to eat rather than 5 HOURS!!!
2. The way Sarjane and I say good morning to each other everyday.
1. THE OFFICE!!!! WOO HOO!
Monday, November 16, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
It happened at work, which seems to be the place to get fun material as of late. I don't know, apparently the crazies are out this time of year. With the lovely weather, have they nothing better to do???
This memory is not about a crazy though. It's about an adorable little girl and her mom.
They were in the children's area shopping when the little girl picked up a book and informed her mom that they needed to get it for their cat. Mom's reply was that their kitty probably wouldn't want that book. The little girl said that she would because the book was about a cat. (Silly mom, cat's like books about themselves!!!) Mom then stated that she didn't think the kitty could even read... and this is where the WONDERFUL reply comes. What made this conversation so wonderful and makes me smile still. She said this:
"Mom. Of course she can't read. She's a CAT!" Very exasperated that her mother would even THINK such a thing! C'mon Mom!!! Oh the thinking that children think...
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Here are the Top Ten things I want to tell you about....
10. I was a Q-tip for Halloween. It was awesome! Everyone at work loved it, and I'm sure you will too. I'll post pictures soon...
9. I went and had yummy dinner with my very good friend Carrie and her family and played Halloween games with the kids. My partner was Sophie, and she is 6. She was bossy and lovely. (Yes, when you are 6 those two go together!)
8. After WAY too many years, I broke my glasses and have to get a new pair. They are ordered, and when they come in, I'll take a picture and show them off to you. I hope they are really oK. The girl at the eye place said they were cute. I believe her only because the pair I showed her before she didn't like... I hope she wasn't lying because she's so jealous of me and wants me to be ugly! I didn't think of that... Hmmm... I should have brought one of you!
7. I love the show "Community"! It is SO funny. Not as much as "The Office"... c'mon! But it's a good lead in. Yay for Chevy Chase being back on TV!!!
6. I'm having dinner with my BFF Bek Shmek tonight! Yum! We haven't had a girl's night in so long, and I'm very excited for it. We're going to do hair and make-up and nails and prank people and probably TP a house or two...
5. I got an e-mail today that says I won the lottery in South Africa! Yay! I already invited someone to go with me to collect, but if he backs out, any takers? Or you can come along with us!!! If I've won the lottery, I'm sure I can afford tickets for many!
4. I'm still trying to think of themes for Thursday and Saturday if anyone has any suggestions...
3. I joined a gym and am going to start working out again... yes, I said again. I'm excellent at starting out again. I hope to keep it up this time. Maybe if I have to report to all of you it will happen. Maybe.
2. They have pomegranate 7-Up now and it's DELICIOUS!!! I highly recommend you get some yourself. OR if you need a hot drink, go to Starbucks and get the Pumpkin Spice steamer. Yum!
1. And the story you have all been waiting for....
So my friend Tiff and I went to the Annual Nielsen Family Haunted Forest. It was great fun! They do an amazing job every year!!! I'm not a fan of haunted houses or forests or any of that stuff... but I've been before, and Jasen promised it would be family friendly. It was good. Just a little scary here and there. Nothing to make me cry.
Well Tiff and I were making it through just fine. We slipped at one point, but just because it was a little wet and slippery. No big deal.
Half way through we get to this one part where a monster is walking at us. From my view in the front, all I can see is the monster and bushes and blocked off areas. I couldn't figure out where to take us next! My thoughts were the monster guy would eventually move away and then we would go by him... but he wasn't moving!!! So I just stood there, because I wasn't getting too close to him.
Suddenly we hear this chain saw go off behind us!!! Tiff apparently wants nothing to do with chainsaws and so she PUSHES ME DOWN and takes off the stairs I didn't see to my left! I'm not kidding. She literally PUSHED ME DOWN and took off running! It was awesome!!! I couldn't stop laughing. I got up and ran up the stairs after her. She stopped about half way and waited for me to catch up. We then made it through the rest of the forest, laughing the whole time. Perhaps it was the laughter that got us through...
Either way, it was my best Halloween experience ever! Thanks Tiff.
And now I think you are all caught up on my life.
The End :)
Sunday, November 1, 2009
As for today... this is what I want you all to think about. It's November. Thanksgiving time. SO.....
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO thinking about Christmas till November 27th!
DO think about Tom the Turkey! He deserves it!!!!
Friday, October 30, 2009
His movies are just fun. And he's pretty darn handsome if I do say so myself!
Hip hip hooray for....
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I know this seems similar to my other list... but this one is JUST Halloween!!! Go slow week. I don't want you to be over yet!
10. Scary music
9. Candy galore!
8. Corn mazes
7. Scary movies!!!
6. Jasen's Haunted Forest
5. Pumpkin Seeds
4. Awesome decorations
3. Costumes/ Trick-or-Treaters
2. Scary stories
1. PUMPKIN SPICE STEAMERS!!!!!!!!!!! MMMMMMM!
I have a ton more reasons... but there you go! Hurray for Halloween!!!
Monday, October 26, 2009
But! We are still part of the fun that is Halloween... so here is a real life scary story. oK, it won't be that scary for you, but for some reason, it freaked out Hi-D, Djinn and I!
A preface for this story is that at this time in our lives, Hi-D, Djinn and I would often go and visit the lovely apartment #42. They were a great bunch of guys and we had many a good time with them!
One evening as we were over there, the boys were already in the middle of watching "Carrie", the crazy movie based off of one of Stephen King's books. I love Stephen King, and it was the TV version, so we thought "Why not?". I mean, how scary can a TV movie be??? Well, apparently VERY scary!!!
The movie freaked us out. Completely. I'm not sure exactly why. It is a little devilish... but not anymore than any of his other movies I don't think. (I can't really say for sure because I refuse to ever watch that movie again. Because of this night. I'm not kidding. Me, the fan of scary movies... never again with this one!)
Well the boys offered to drive us home, which we accepted immediately. We lived across two parking lots from them, and usually we were fine to walk home. Even at night... but like I said, this movie had freaked us out.
Being as we were still scared by the time we got home, we decided to go up to Hi-D and Djinn's room and listen to happy music and try to relax and forget about that terrible things we had just seen. We were doing a pretty good job there for awhile. Granted I put a happy face drawn on a sticky note over the face of Djinn's "Crow" poster, but besides that, we were getting better.
UNTIL... (isn't there always an until???)
Our lights started flickering!!! I'm not kidding. Someone or someTHING was making our lights go on and off. This was the end. We were freaked out completely all over again!!! Djinn and Hi-D were camped out on there beds and I stationed myself by the door. There was NO way I wasn't going to be the first one out the door when the monster came in to get us!
We assumed it was the boys, and called them to tell them it wasn't funny. They promised it wasn't us... but we didn't believe them. The light flickering stopped and we eventually calmed down and relaxed.
The thing is, this was a time way before cell phones were had by all. I don't think anyone of us owned one at the time... or any of our friends really, so when we called and found out they were home, they REALLY had to be home.
As happens, the night continued and we watched cartoons or some such silly thing and finally relaxed. But I promise, we were terrified!!! (We later found out it was a DIFFERENT set of friends who were playing a trick on us by flicking our lights. They had no idea we had just watched a scary movie and were near tears the whole time they were playing with us. They just thought it would be silly fun. Maybe on any other night it would have been.)
I look back now and I'm not so sure how I would react today. Like I said, I have refused to watch "Carrie" ever again. But I've watched other Stephen King movies, and LOVE scary movies on the whole. Maybe it was just the night. Who knows. But I still hold to the fact that that was one of the SCARIEST nights I have ever lived through!!!
And if you will listen to any advice I ever give on this blog... let it be this:
NEVER WATCH CARRIE!!!!!!!!!!!!
(I can't even put a picture of Carrie up here... that's how I hate it!!! Sorry Steve.)
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Kitty's thoughts on life are so simple. Just laying in a ray of sunshine, cuddling up on a cover, or getting a taste of some yogurt is what makes her the happiest. And if she gets cranky, she gives a yell and off she goes to be by herself. Why can't life be that simple for us? Why can't we just let go of things with a simple yell. Or just be happy that the sun is shining on our faces?
Instead we have to keep thinking about what all of our next steps are. We have to over analyze what everything meant or didn't mean. We have to make all of adventures better than the last.
Don't get me wrong- those are great times too, and I'm the first person to sit down with my friends and over analyze everything a boy said to them! Those are some of my greatest times. But sometimes, just sitting on a bench at the Capitol building and staring at nothing is great.
Sometimes nothing is the most exciting of all...
Find some time do to nothing this week.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
I don't know much about him, but I love him all the same. Sometimes you really can have love at first sight! Hmmmm....
I would like to introduce to you
MR. MATTHEW MORRISON!!!!!
I couldn't find any dancing clips... but here he is singing. Yay!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
The "Shining" is one of the BEST books I've ever read. And a pretty scary movie. It's one of those mess with your mind movies... Good times for Halloween. Here it is with a little twist:
Tee hee hee! And if you haven't seen the Simpson's version of this movie yet... it's a MUST!
And to keep in tune with the Halloween spirit, here's a scary movie I think we should all check out:
And finally, one for the whole family. Oh John Candy... we miss you so!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
So here is my list for today:
Top Ten Reasons Today Was So Great
10. I got to use a "Family Guy" reference today.
9. I didn't have to get up early.
8. Breakfast was Lucky Charms!
7. I watched "The Simpson's Treehouse of Horror XX" and it was GREAT!
6. Jake gave one of my video ideas the funny stamp of approval.
5. Jess shared her Pixie Sticks with me. Yum!
4. A new "Alice In Wonderland" book came into work.
3. A cute guy flirted with me at work.
2. I had Jimmy John's for lunch.
1. I had a great hair day!!! Nothing is better than that.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Today's Friday Fellow is loved by many, but not more than his lab partner Brain. And me!
Ladies and Gentlemen....
I love him so because he just knows how to have fun. He never gives up, and never lets anything get him down. He knows how to play and have fun, but at the same time, knows when it's time to get to work and try to take over the world!
I try to live life with a carefree attitude and Pinky helps me to remember how to do that. He always knows what Brain is thinking and is never short of a laugh.
(And how can you not love those eyes!)
Hip Hip Hooray for Pinky!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I just had a long day at work, and I'm tired. It takes a bit to get the energy back. SO, I'm going to give you three quotes to think about. We haven't done this in a bit. Hope you enjoy them.
Sweet dreams. Sleep tight. Don't let the bed bugs bite!
"A smile happens in a flash, but it's memory can last a lifetime."
"I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I'm with you."
"Don't try so hard, the best things come when you least expect them to."
Monday, October 12, 2009
This story goes back to my college years at SUU. I'm not sure why this one popped into my head... but it's fun!
So we all lived in this lovely apt in Cedar City. It was #1 and it was grand!
One night our dear Melissa decided to make some Lemon Chicken I think it was??? (Melissa? Heidi? Do you remember exactly?) All I know is that all of a sudden we had a crazy grease fire that was going up the cupboards and microwave!!! Whoa!
It wasn't serious enough to call the fire dept, but we did get our next door neighbor to come over and he helped us put it out. Like I said, it wasn't too serious, but I think we all were a little startled. Later, it was very funny! We still don't really know how this all came about.
So there is my fun memory for this Monday. It's not the greatest... but I'm still not up to par. I'm getting there though, and next Monday will crack you up!!!
Tomorrow I shall tell you about my lovely Saturday and my lovely Bek Shmek! So stay tuned...
Thursday, October 1, 2009
I love it because it's time to get out the long sleeved shirts and socks and sneakers out.
I love it because the leaves start changing color.
I love it because you can get all snuggly in your sweatshirts.
I love it because you ONLY have to wear a sweatshirt still.
I love it because Starbucks has Pumpkin Spice Steamers again.
I love it because candy is everywhere.
I love it because football (and by that I mean the NFL) is in full swing again.
I love it because you can wear scarves again.
I love it because scarves are still only a fashion statement at this point.
I love it because TV shows are either already going or starting up again.
I love it because it's not too warm to cuddle.
I love it because Marie Callendar is having Pie Month.
I love it most of all because of this:
Halloween is my most favorite holiday!
I love the scary stories!
I love the scary movies!
I love the decorations!
I love the candy!
I love the donuts!
I love the cider!
I love the ghosts!
I love the witches!
I love the pumpkins!
I love the Jack-o-lanterns!
I love the costumes!
I love the trick-or-treaters!
I love the black cats! (Especially ones with a little white on the bellies and paws...) :)
I DON'T love the haunted houses, but the haunted forests aren't too bad!
I love the scary music! (well maybe not the kids singing...)
I love the ghost hunters!
I LOVE IT!!!!!!
YAY FOR HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
This first memory only happened a few weeks ago, but it's a funny story that I forgot I wanted to share with everyone. It's one of MANY of my crazy, embarrassing moments. It's really not that embarrassing, but if you know me at all, embarrassing moments are an every day occurrence for me. It's just life, and I actually like it. It gives me something lovely to laugh the day away at. And as most of you also know, I can go on and on about something all day long.
So this funny memory happened at the bookstore.
I have to preface this story by telling you that we have an intercom system at the store. To call someone we just hit the intercom button and then the extension for whatever area we want. My lunch time was coming up and so I jumped on to call up Jake to come and cover the registers for lunch. Well I THOUGHT that I was hitting the backroom number, only out of habit, I hit the over all store number. Now if I had just called his name, no big deal. I could have covered it up. But no, I can't do it that way. (Actually none of us at the bookstore do it that way.) I, of course, had to sing out his name, "JAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE!" It wasn't till I was hitting the K that I realized I was singing it over the whole store. Luckily we weren't too busy at the time, and luckily I didn't call him a name. Everyone smiled and it was good times and of course I laughed about it all through my lunch.
So like I said before, this is just a typical moment in my life. But it was good times. Yay for being silly!
Sunday, September 27, 2009
As I was doing my dishes tonight, I realized that I use the exact same 4 or 5 dishes everyday. It's not a bad thing, but it made me start realizing that there are dishes on the bottom of the pile that probably haven't been used in ages! Poor little dishes. They are just as good to eat off as the top guy. Maybe all they want is a good scrubbing also.
So now my questions are... Do I put my freshly washed dishes on the bottom of the pile? Do I rotate the silverware from one end to another? Are those dishes on at the back dusty and I'd have to wash them double?
Yes, this is what I ponder on a Sunday night... I really need a new hobby. ;)
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
At first we were all a little hesitant to play... it's Family Feud after all. But we decided to give it a shot and play one round. (After all the "new" Jay Leno show wasn't doing us any good...)
Either way- get this game and play it! You will love it, I promise!!! I'm not going to lie. John Hurley is a goofy host, and some of the answer choices are ridiculous... but all in all, a VERY good time! And if any of you would like to challenge Jonny and I, just let me know. (For the record, we beat Summer and Liz by HUNDREDS of points! I'm not kidding.)
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
So without further ado... I present to you Kaycee and Tammy's most favorite Friday Fellow:
Since the beginning of time (and by that I mean "Dawson's Creek", we were always on Team Pacey! Dawson who?!? And not only is he cute, but he's funny and sarcastic. Who doesn't love that?!? It's one of our favorites!
And what is even better about JJ is that I ACTUALLY got to meet him. In real life!!!
Here's what happened:
So as many of you know, I interned with David Letterman back in 2001. On a very "special episode" JJ was going to be a guest. Yay! Now from day 1, we were told that there was no meeting the guests or mingling of any sort. If you saw them, you could say a quick hello, but of course we had to be professional about it.
Now before you get too worried, I didn't go nuts and embarrass us all. But I WAS determined that I was going to meet Mr. Joshua Jackson! I mean c'mon! How could I not! I loved him THAT much!
Working in the audience department, I had become good friends with the security. Let me just tell you this is proof positive that you want to make friends with everyone and anyone you can! I went and told them my woes and pleas, and low and behold... my secret meeting with JJ was going to happen!
Not only did they sneak me into the green room to meet him, but they even took a picture of us for me! They are my most favorite guys ever!!! And we all swore each other to secrecy. (Of course now I can tell you... it was 8 years ago. Who's going to know?)
As I've stated previously on this blog- the picture is horrible, or I would post it on today's entry... but I have it and to me, it's lovely. And the memories are AMAZING! Yay. He was nice as nice can be. For the whole 2 minutes we talked... I'm pretty sure he let a tear drop fall when I had to leave as he realized he would probably never see me again.
Sure he's with that Diane girl now... the one who stars in movies with Brad Pitt, but I know deep down inside he's still wondering where that intern from David Letterman is. Maybe someday he'll run across my blog and hunt me down. If Kaycee and I have anything to do with it... it's a done deal! :)
So this Friday Fellow goes out to you Kayc! I love you dearly and hope you are doing well. Let's get together soon for a Dawson's Creek Marathon. OR we can watch some "Fringe"! (We can turn the sound off so you won't be scared!)
Happy Friday everyone!
1. Why do customers at bookstores (or any store for that matter, I'm sure) think they know how to run the store better than those of us who work there 8 hours a day all week long?
2. If we REALLY landed on the moon, why haven't we been there in the last few decades?
3. What WOULD you do for a Klondike bar?
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
(Please put on some lovely background music while reading this…)
I remember that fateful day when Coach took me aside. I knew what was coming. “You don’t have to tell me,” I said, “I’m off the team, aren’t I?”
“Well,” said Coach, “you never were really on the team. You made that uniform you’re wearing out of rags and towels, and your helmet is a toy space helmet. You show up at practice and then either steal the ball and make us chase you to get it back, or you try to tackle people at inappropriate times.”
It was all true what he was saying. And yet, I thought, something is brewing inside the head of this Coach. He sees something in me, some kind of raw talent that he can mold. But that’s when I felt the handcuffs go on.
Monday, September 14, 2009
We have member cards at the store. If you have forgotten to bring in your card, then we'll very nicely look it up with your phone number. If you can't remember which phone number it's under, I'm sorry to hear that, but it's all I can do. It's not because I'm lazy and don't want to search. I search all day long for things. It's what I do. It's just that I don't have the capability to do so.
Well, said customer couldn't remember what number his card was under. We tried and tried and none of the numbers would work. He then repeatedly asked me if we could look it up under his name, address... etc. I answered him each time by saying that we could ONLY look it up under a phone number. Well he threw his magazines down at me and said that we had just lost a sale and he would never be shopping with us again! I love when customers "threaten" us with this. As if our whole business depends on just them. And where else are you going to buy your gunslinger magazines my friend?!? I just smiled and politely told him to have a good day.
It really is so funny that people think we should know all their info. As if when they got pulled over by a police officer and he asked for their license you could say to him "I don't have it. Could you look it up under my address?"
This is a daily occurrence and I wouldn't even bother writing about it, except for what happened next. The man came back in and said he had a few more numbers to try. Apparently "never" was only a few minutes for him. We tried those numbers and one did work, but it was expired! Ha! He didn't have time to set up a new account (it takes about 30 seconds) but politely said he would be back another day. He said he had a very important meeting he had to now rush to. (And he still didn't want to buy the magazines.)
But wait! There's more! A few minutes later he came back AGAIN and said he was ready to sign up and get his magazines. It was great!!! I guess that meeting was shorter than he thought. While we were setting him up with a new card and cashing him out, he started up again about how it would be so much better if we had more than one way to cross check him on finding his card. As if little me could change the process of a huge corporation. I'm sure Old Lady Noble will do it immediately. I would LOVE it if I could check another way! Do they think I like to get people's lip?
Oh well, what can you do.
But here's the thing to remember. When you go into a store and give them lip and think your rudeness is going to change it all... it's not. All it's going to do is cause you to be the butt of jokes the whole rest of the night. I promise. What you say affects us for about 1 second... and that's just till we have time to react.
At least he helped me have some fun tonight... :)
Sunday, September 13, 2009
I Love Lucy
The Twilight Zone
Will & Grace
Zoolander (oK, I know that's not a TV show... but I don't know any Z shows. And imagine how funny it would be if it was!)
Some of these shows are a stretch, but who would have thought I would love so many shows that start with the letter "f"???
Saturday, September 12, 2009
My little Andy Nelson Crawford!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
So I'm finally done moving-- thank you to everyone who helped me! I'm not just saying this, but I FOR SURE couldn't have done it without you!!! My new place is still in boxes, but is 63.21% put together. I just have to work on getting rid of some stuff. Going from a huge place with TONS of closets, to a teeny space with one closet that can't even fit all my clothes... not so good. Though healthy because I really did get rid of junk I didn't need!
And as an update... Kitty is still a bit mad at me! She isn't hissing every time I walk by- but we aren't snuggle buggles yet. We're getting there though- and I'll let you know how it all goes. Oh Kitty my love...
That's really all for now. I need to get boxes unpacked and things on walls... then I'll get some pictures up for all to see!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
oK... my new place is nothing like their's... but nothing makes me laugh harder than hearing him laugh at that point. And nothing is better than laughing that hard! Try to prove me wrong...
Saturday, August 29, 2009
How is it that we are seeing Halloween decorations IN AUGUST!!! For Pete's sake! It's not even fall yet and we're already seeing pumpkins and ghosts and sales on Halloween candy?!?
Don't get me wrong. I'm very excited for the fall to come. I love fall! It's my favorite season. Hurray for shorts and sweatshirt weather. Where there is a breeze that lightly blows your hair around and often you can smell rain in the air. I love it all! And I'm a HUGE fan of Halloween! If you've seen my decorations- you would know. Scary stories and music and movies... but no haunted houses please. I love it all.
But like everything, it has it's time and place. And August is not it. NOR is September. So don't think... "well there are only a few more days of August and then we can party!". NO NO NO! October 1st is soon enough. Halloween is the very last day of October, and I think we'll have enough time to celebrate during the month. 31 days to be exact.
So put away the leaves and get out the flip flops because Summer isn't over yet! Long live the Bermuda shorts!!! Woo hoo!
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Just a few minutes ago I wanted to cut a hangnail. Simple really. Just get the nail clippers and done and done. The problem? I have NO idea where the nail clippers are??? I have a few boxes I THINK they are in... but is a hangnail worth the effort of digging and digging through everything? After days and days of packing and cleaning, I'm afraid the answer, at least for me, is no.
The good news is, after a long day of cleaning and packing, everything that should be in a box, basically is. And everything that should be cleaned, done and done. I still have a little vacuuming to do and a quick mop of the kitchen... but basically, old house is done! Yay! Tomorrow we are going to be focusing on starting to get the new house put together. I don't have a SINGLE box unpacked yet. Blast! But I think this is going to be the fun part. Now I can decide where I want everything to go. At least for me that's fun. Or at least it seems like it's going to be fun right now... Hmmmm... I'll let you know in a couple of days. :)
In other news... I think Kitty is getting suspicious that something is up. She's been fine the last few days, but today she was hissing up a little storm and yelling at me like she was pretty pissed at the world. She keeps walking around sniffing everything and giving me the evil eye. Don't worry though. Her bark is WAY worse than her bite. And she wouldn't DARE do anything to her mommy!!! I'm sure when it's bedtime she'll grudgingly climb up and cuddle.
For now... she's sniffing and I'm getting ready to watch something mindless... anyone have any suggestions of something wonderful I don't have to think about?
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
And I quote:
"There's nothing more American than apple pie, but millions of Americans would argue about their favorite flavor of Hostess Fruit Pies. Apple, cherry, pineapple, lemon, blackberry, strawberry, French apple - a trip to the snack cake aisle can be like visiting a country fruit stand.
Heat them up and let the fruit filled aroma fill the house. Put them out for dessert, serve them a la mode, or put a package in a lunch box - it's as easy as pie. However you serve them, they won't be around for long. No one can hold a Hostess Fruit Pie in their hands without making them disappear. "
They really are SO great!!! I cleaned and packed a lot today. I even got all my laundry done. And as a reward, I knew I deserved a pie. So even though I was ready to just stick at home for the night- off I went and got myself a yummy Hostess Cherry pie! How could I not?!?
If you're not familiar with these pies, or have forgotten how wonderful they really are... go and get yourself one right now! I know it's late- but you'll be so happy you did when you eat!
Three cheers for pie!
HIP HIP HOORAY!
HIP HIP HOORAY!!
HIP HIP HOOOOOORAAAAYYYY!!!!!!
Monday, August 24, 2009
See those arms? It's like looking in a mirror!!! (Actually the whole body looks familiar... ) ;)
Now you're probably wondering why I'm bringing this all up? For those of you who don't know, I'm moving to the great city of Salt Lake. Woo hoo! Not that I don't love Bountiful, but it's time for a change. Nothing serious. Just looking for a new adventure.
Today I started on that move. I took over two Dwight size car-loads of stuff. (Dwight is a Ford Focus Hatchback... PS) As you know, that's not a TON of stuff. It's a pretty good amount, but you probably all would have been able to do 4 or 5 rounds with it. I could barely make it through the two. In fact, a third was in the schedule- but I really was TOO tired. My arms ached like they never have before! Or haven't in a long time.
Granted, there was a long way from my car to the apt door, AND I had two flights of stairs to go up! But again... for most of you, probably not such a big deal.
So I'm here to admit once again that I'm a wimp. I'm going to sign up with a gym in Salt Lake and maybe I'll start checking out the weight room?!? I don't want Madonna arms... but I'd like to be able to lift Kitty up without breaking a sweat! (I promise, that was a joke!!! I can SO lift up Kitty. I can!!!)
PS... the packing is going well and there are plans to move more tomorrow. I'll take a couple of pictures and show you the new place. It's pretty awesome. AND it has a balcony!!! Yay!!!!! (Kristyn- that was 5 exclamation points going out to you-know-who!)
One thing I know... I'll sleep VERY well tonight! I hope I can stay awake for TMZ!!!
Sunday, August 23, 2009
** Remember- this is just a first or second draft. Nothing polished.***
Prince Charming will come and take you away,
At least growing up, that's what I heard them say.
There will be many frogs for you to kiss,
And perhaps some balls you wish you could miss.
Sometimes midnight will seem to come too soon,
Or you'll wish you could hear a much different tune.
Just remember it's not the shoes or the gown,
But wearing a smile and never a frown.
Then when you meet him it will all be done,
Trials, you'll remember, as being quite fun.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
SO... one of the best ways to enjoy yourself is silly videos. These are two of my favorites.
This first one was done by one of Jasen's friends...
This next one we just found on YouTube... but it's just as fun!
I love where imaginations can take you. And with my dreams... I really should get my imagination out there more. Perhaps soon in a post I'll tell you about one of my dreams. But for now, have a fun Saturday night and sleep well...
Friday, August 21, 2009
But as I said at the beginning... I've decided that I'm paying tribute to Rainn Wilson because he really is adorable! You know EXACTLY what I mean if you've seen him in any interviews. SO funny and actually, pretty darn cute.
I've always said that my favorite quality in someone is a sense of humor. If you can make them laugh, you've won my heart, lickety split. Rainn Wilson does that. He gets me laughing and then I have no option but to sigh.
Case in point... he was MILES above Josh Duhamel in the second "Transformers" movie!!! ;) oK... but he was cute!
So remember that boys! Maybe the way to your heart is through your stomach... but the way to our hearts is through laughter! Well at least for me...
Thursday, August 20, 2009
I almost feel more refreshed at 11:00pm after I've talked the night away than I do some mornings after a good night's sleep... Somehow the night helps the secrets come out and the friendships grow. I feel myself getting closer and closer to the person as the minutes tick by. And the memories that are made... I know it's such a cliche, but some of them really are priceless.
Thank you to my friends who let me tell them my secrets. And even more to those who trust me with their's. I once heard someone say that trust is harder to get than love. I fully believe and agree with that. So to you that I trust... you know I love you, but know that you have a place in my heart that not many see.
And now I'm done being sentimental... Sometimes you just have to! :)
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
So it is after midnight, and I've had a very busy day of cleaning and chatting with friends. It's been great. Jimmy Fallon is playing shuffleboard with Ryan Reynolds right now... what could be better???
As I haven't given much thought to what I'm even saying or doing right now, I'd like to leave you with something to ponder. I've been doing some pondering lately... and I would like you to join me. So ponder this till my next entry (which will be tomorrow, Tuesday)...
How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
Is laughter really the best medicine?
In all honesty... which path is better? The one less travelled or the one many people have followed or are already on?
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
While there are quite a few things I love and am keeping, like I said earlier, there is TONS I have no idea why I have. And being that my new bachelorette pad (do girls have those???) is much smaller, stuff needs to be gotten rid of. Some of this is very therapeutic, and some is a little sad. But it's a time for new beginnings and changes. And getting rid of old junk is just what I need right now. Maybe getting rid of some physical junk will help me rid of some other stuff too. Nothing serious, but I just think it's time for a new view out my window. And this place has a balcony!!! Woo hoo! And really... Kitty needs a new backyard to look at!
So here's my pact. We'll see how well I can keep it. I promise that I WILL NOT keep so much junk this time around. I'll be strong and throw things away unless they are THE most awesome items in the world. Or the funniest memories... c'mon, I can't change that much overnight.
In six months, I'll let you know how this goes.
Keep your fingers crossed...
Friday, August 14, 2009
Why do I love him so and for so long? Who knows why anyone loves anyone... You just do. You do what the heart tells you to do. C'mon. That crush you've had for years that never works out... really? You'd keep crushing on that person who won't give you the time of day on purpose?!? Not that Richard Dean Anderson wouldn't love me the minute he saw me... ;) Sometimes you just can't let go. And if something makes you smile... why not keep going with it. There are enough bummers in this world that you have to grab on to the good times and hold them like they are the only things that exist. oK, I'm being a bit dramatic... but really, why not just love something because it's there?
Thursday, August 13, 2009
How do I love thee celebrity magazines?
Let me count the ways...
I love you because even though I shouldn't have written this whole blog in one paragraph, I know you'll still be there for me week after week with new and exciting news.
I love you because you never care if I eat with my mouth open while we are together, or if I have to put you aside for awhile to help someone else out.
I love you because you just make me happy. As simple as that.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
My Baby... an alien?
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Just in case you don't know, I work at Barnes & Noble. It's a fun place, with great people, and we're all pretty outgoing. It's basically a work place full of me. We're usually not shy about anything... until today apparently.
So at one point during my shift today, I looked outside and saw this guy in a red ball cap messing around with the steering wheel of a car. He was inside and I really thought he just must be having some kind of car trouble. I called up two fellow co-workers to get their opinions. They agreed with me. The fact of the matter is, we were all being shy and following the old, lame rule of "minding your own business". But, c'mon! The guy was leaning halfway out the window at certain times. He was looking around like a guilty man... not someone waiting for his mom to come out of Michael's. Alas... we still didn't say anything.
Many hours later, I looked out into the parking lot again and there were 4 cop cars surrounding the aforementioned car, and a little family. None of which was the poor, little guy in the red ball cap. (Please hear the sarcasm...) I did go out at this time and tell what we had witnessed and apologized for not doing anything sooner.
I'm trying hard to believe that it was a mistake anyone would have made... but really, it was because we were all too chicken. I guess this same guy tried to steal a car down the street, so they had better eye witnesses, but still! I felt like such a dork! I mean really, what was the worst that could have happened? The police would have shown up and the guy would have thought we were idiots for thinking he was stealing his own car?!?
Luckily the car wasn't damaged and they all drove it away... but my oh my.
What I have learned? I will from now on ALWAYS send out the Bat Signal... So you little jokesters, beware!!!
In better news... the cop asked for my number and I'm pretty sure he's going to call and ask me out!!! (That's a joke... I know it was for witness purposes... I'm not that slow with dating... well, not totally...)
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Mary had a little lamb
It's fleece was white as snow...
Kidding! (Like you really thought I had written that...) :)
K, here's a real poem from me to you.
This is a poem I wrote many years ago based on a poem read in a certain movie. I'm kind of shy that I did it... but it was fun to do. Some of you may know who this goes to... but for those of you who don't- it was totally MacGyver! No really...
I hate the way you hair falls in your eyes,
I hate the way you think you give me butterflies,
I hate your voice, your laugh, your smile,
I hate the way your attention is on me for awhile.
I hate that you joke with me, even when it isn't funny,
I hate that you can make my cloudy days seem sunny,
I hate you looking at me when you do the things you do,
But most of all I hate the fact that I really don't hate you.
That's a first draft... as most of my poems are written. Someday I should go back and touch them all up. But, more often than not, I'm just writing them to get out my feelings at the time. Not necessarily that I'm planning on getting them published.
So there you go. A little part of me.