Tuesday, November 4, 2008

OBAMArettos all around!!

So, GO OBAMA!!!!

I've named a new drink in honor of the occasion. It's not particularly inventive but I noticed while drinking my amaretto on ice that amaretto and Obama have some syllables in common. OBAMAretto is the drink for me! Everyone should drink one...or three. I've had too much to drink, but it is tasty.

Woo being drunk!

Sean thinks I'm cute and tasty. Just thought you all should know.

In other news, so far it doesn't look good for Prop 8. For the non-Californians, Prop 8 is to ban gay marriage. I voted no. Anyone who votes yes to ban gay marriage is a bigot. That's my opinion. Screw religion and conservatives. Who are you to say that someone can't marry the person they love? And honestly, why should anyone listen to the Mormons? They are for polygamy. "Marriage is between one man and one woman" as if you really thought that. Bigots all of them.

Anyway, I'm drunk, happy for Obama, and keeping my fingers crossed that Prop 8 doesn't pass.

So, if i screwed up my grammar at some point, blame my OBAMArettos! Yeah, that's right. I'm on my third. Woo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Dah dah dah...

Sometimes I get that song stuck in my head. I know it has a different name, but I also know it is by Trio. Dah dah dah...doo doo do do do dooo. Yeah yeah, I'm wacky.

So I think allergies are getting to me. I've had a headache off and on for a few days. It made my day off kinda hellish. I would prefer to think of it as allergies rather than me getting used to the climate and actually getting sick. I always got sick during winter in New York and this past winter was the first one where I didn't. We'll see...

Speaking of winter...Adam sent me pics of the first fat snowflakes in Albany, NY. I think I kinda miss the snow. Not the cold, or the shoveling, but the snowflakes themselves. Snow is pretty. And there isn't any snow here. It has been getting chill at night and in the evening. It's brisk without the threat of cold and snow coming. I like the smell.

I'm still doing pretty well with the crocheting. Sticking with it anyway. Despite the mishaps... I'm having fun with it still.

So, I'll enjoy the briskness, crochet some fun stuff and look at pics of the snow. I miss the east coast sometimes (sometimes more than others) and I wish we had some snow to look at while bundled up in a blanket and drinking hot chocolate. Does that mean I'm "snowsick?" The holidays...they are a-comin' and it's weird looking at palm trees.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Nagging or expectation?

So...when is something nagging? Apparently I nag. It's what I do. And before you ask, no this isn't coming from Sean. This is coming from work. Doesn't a manager have a right to ask when you punched out for your break? If you are sitting in the break room, shouldn't it be ok for the manager to ask? I mean, you weren't on the phone or in the middle of a book. Is it nagging if this happens to happen more than once? I mean, not more than once during the same break. THAT would be nagging. I guess I'm being sensitive. But it offends me that I'm apparently the ONLY one who asks, so apparently people are feeling that I'm a nag. *sigh* I just felt like bitching. I just don't understand it. It's a simple question that requires only the most basic of answers. If you don't want to be spoken to when on your break, then leave the store. Jeesh.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New craft blog

Ok, so I said I would do it. Here is my blog for my crafting ADD. Please enjoy. (I will update more I swear!!)

Oh look! A shiny!

So, it's been a while. Not surprising for me, I know. I'm terrible at keeping up with this blog. So here's a little update with me.

Things at Borders are going well for me. I like being the Merchandising Supervisor. It can be a bit hectic when we have big sales and I have to get all the signage and displays up for the whole store. Usually it's not just me, but with holiday stuff coming in, I feel like I'm always playing catchup. I never realized before how much changes in so little time...for example, Halloween stuff arrives, is normal priced for a few weeks, then it is sale time in hopes of getting rid of it to make room for Thanksgiving and (gulp) Christmas stuff. Retail is a fast-moving world. It's been a bit slow lately, but that's our economy speaking. We're not as bad as some stores (like really expensive Neiman Marcus). Which would you cut back on? A $10 book or a $200 sweater? Hmmm...tough decision.

As for Sean and I, we are doing really well. Sean has taken up making chain mail. He's a made a pouch for himself and is in the process of making one for me. He's pretty good at it and seems to enjoy it. I've gotten back into crocheting. When my mother and older sister came to visit on my birthday, my mother was crocheting. I watched her, and thought to myself, "That looks like fun!" If you know me at all, you know that I have craft ADD. Cross-stitching, crocheting, knitting, and scrapbooking are all things I've gotten supplies for, start a project, and lose interest in. Well, NO MORE!! I've finished 4 projects so far and I just started another one. I'm having a blast. I think I'll give knitting a go again seeing as both hobbies require yarn. It should be easy.

So, speaking of crocheting, I've joined this site ravelry.com It's in beta right now, so you have to request an invite (about 1 week waiting time). But I love it. I've got all my yarn and hooks catalogued. It's a fun community and connects you with other people of the yarn persuasion whether it's knitting or crocheting. So, I'm going to start another blog dedicated to my crocheting (and also possible future knitting) projects.

So that's it for now. I found a hobby I'm gonna stick with, Sean's found one too, and holidays are coming. Oh the craziness.

on and BTW...I need to read something more adult like. I've been reading a lot of young adult/independent reader books lately. Any suggestions?

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Super Supervisor!

So today was my first day as Merchandise Supervisor. It was fun actually. There's a lot of customer service stuff that needs to be done (register codes and such). Closing the store was fun. Making announcements over the PA system that the store is closing was interesting...let's just say that I need to work on my spiel... "If you would bring your final purchases to the front of the store...that would be good..." Not my finest semi-public speaking but whatever I'll get better with practice. Counting cash, checking sales...all part and parcel of closing. Then I get to help cafe clean up because the girl closing tonight was by herself (had a questionable call-out) and she hasn't done that very often. All in all it was a fun, busy night. It went by fast. My GM is a great teacher and I will hopefully remember everything she has told me so far. There is a lot of responsibility and work to this job and I really think I am going to enjoy it. As I'm sitting here, thinking back on the day, I realize that I have a sense of "This is my store." It's a nice feeling of ownership, importance, and belonging.

...and the discount doesn't suck. :)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

How time flies...

Well, apparently it's been 3 months since I've posted anything. Sean's been keeping up pretty good with what's been going on here in his blog. So, what's left for me to do? ;)

A little update: Still working at Borders. I was promoted to FOS (Front of Store). I was in charge of putting out the new books every week and doing the displays that you see as soon as you walk in the door. It's been a lot of fun. It's nit-picky and I like to think I did a good job.
Then my direct superior, Kristi - merchandising supervisor, quit due to finding a better employment opportunity elsewhere. (She's now assistant manager at Aveda). I asked if they thought I should apply for the job and everyone told me I should so...2 weeks later, I got the job! I am now the Merchandising Supervisor at Borders San Mateo! Yay me! I'm responsible for a lot of the displays in the store and promotions on top of the regular duties of being a supervisor (checking out employees, customer service issues, closing/opening the store when needed). I found out Friday that I got the job but couldn't say anything until my manager, Kara, posted it in the store. I got my keys to the store yesterday. I get a desk in the back and everything. I'm sorry to say that the thing I'm most excited about so far (aside from the desk) is that I have a key to the DVD case. So, the next time a customer wants to purchase a TV show DVD, I don't need to go all the way up front to get the keys. I'm so easily amused.
Since it's been a week since Kristi left, there are a bunch of things that I'll need to catch up on. I'm also expected to organize the "organized mess" that Kristi had. I'm really looking forward to all this responsibility. It's makes it feel a little more worthwhile since I'm not teaching out here.

So that's my news. Today is Thursday, June 26th and in exactly one week I'll be getting on a plane to go back to NY! Yay for seeing people! I'm so excited. Some details still need to get worked out (housing and transportation mostly), but I'll be calling people. It's been 9 months since we've been home and I'm really looking forward to it.

Ok, post way too long. I'll try to post more often in the future. (crosses fingers)