Friday, July 30, 2010

Random Spurt of Word Puke

I don't really know what it is, but lately I've been soooo tired. My sleep pattern hasn't changed at all but even after working my normal shift I just wanna come home and take a nap. It makes no sense. Tonight, I am forcing myself to go have fun with some friends. I haven't been out past ten in like a week. Tonight I am going to Courtneys we are ordering a pizza, and Mitch and Mark are coming over (to move her washer and dryer because we are too weak to do it and it needs to be moved). I will be out late! I'm excited for the weeks to come. Next weekend I'm off to Vermillion to move some things in. (which reminds me I need to call housing and make sure I can move in on a Saturday- Remind me) Then 3 days later Chris, Ashely, Kevin, Laura and my ROOMIE Kayla are coming into town. (You all are crazy by the way, of all the things you are trying to fit in in a day, I live here and I can't even do it) :)

So it's 5:43 and I was supposed to get off at 5. SHOCKER! However, I don't mind getting paid extra, especially since Courtney's on her way and we are going to straighten our hair and do our nails. Oh the perks of working at a salon and spa. :) Talk to you again soon. Court's here. :P


Friday, July 23, 2010

Abrupt Ending

So at work today one of the stylists had a client at 11:30, she spent the first 20 minutes of the appointment telling him how to cut her exactly HOW to cut her hair. I think he knows he's been doing hair for 25 years. Then when she left she loved the cut and prebooked her next appointment. Then at 4:30 I get a call saying that she wanted to cancel that prebooked appointment, when I asked her if she wanted to reschedule she said no... then decided that she needed to tell me that she specifically told him not to cut it any shorter than necessary, and that now it was too short and he was a bad listener. This is what really happened... She went home after she left here LOVING her new haircut, and then when her husband got home from work...around 4. He told her that it was too short. So she called an complained that her hair was too short. Ok seriously people need to learn to think for themselves. If I went to see chris and I got a haircut and he thought it was too short, I am pretty sure that he would tell me that he liked it longer, But I would NOT call my stylist and tell them that I didn't like it just because my boyfriend didn't like it, seriously you have a brain, with personal thoughts... use them. People like that irritate me, and that happens a lot in this business.

I bought a mattress pad yesterday. Ben and I stopped by Target on the way home from Community Choir yesterday because he needed to get one...and then I touched was soft. :) SO I bought one. So I think my bedroom is pretty much set for school, the kitchen too, all I really need to buy stuff for is the bathroom but I'm gonna hold off on that until Kayla gets into town. I think she's staying for a couple extra days so we can run to Target.

 So my mom is sitting out in the parking lot waiting for me to get off work. I guess I should have told I'm probably going to be running like an hour late... oops. I should start closing now.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Rant

I am getting very sick of waking up at 7 in the morning. At school I got up at 8 sometimes 8:30 but here 7. Sad. I need to go back so school so I can have a break from all this craziness. I've been constantly on GO since the first week in July and I dont really see the changing. The last couple weeks in July are filled with work and choir commitments. Then August is completely filled with work work and more work. Shelby and Carly leave for school so for at least a week half I am going so magically transform into my alter ego Super Receptionist and magically cover every shift for that week and a half. Then 3rd week in August I am off to school which means moving in and rush week at BN so more full time shifts. Hopefully Septmeber will bring some relaxatation even if it is mixed with a little homework. I'll take anything right now.

Ok enough complaining about how I'm too busy I'm sure it tends to get annoying. Yesterday was nice, I had the evening off and so Charisse and I went to Barnes and Noble and then met up with Courtney at Caribou. It's always so nice to get to see both of them at the same time, it's so rare. Courtney and I seem to work opposite schedules. When I work during the day (Everyday) Courtney seems to start at Pablos right when I get off, SO when we do get to hang out it's at like 10 when we are both tired from work or have to get to bed because we work in the morning. Charisse is a whole other story, I never even know when she's going to be in town between her camping trips, scott's cabin and Kansas. My point being that it is very rare for the 3 of us to actually spend time together making yesterday a good day.

I'm sitting at work, and there is a client waiting for one of our stylists to show up...who is already 7 minutes late. That is so annoying and so inconsiderate. Because she is late, I am the one who has to deal with the customers patience slowly drifting off into the air and disinigrating. I have to deal with the more frequent looks to the clock and then up at me. I have to smile like I don't know that the stylist is already late and that they don't "Have an appointment to get to after this." Really people, I'm not the one you should be complaining to, I was here on time, as you can clearly see because you are sitting on that nice apolstered chair as opposed to the stone cold curb sitting outside the currently unlocked door. You are also drinking the clearly recently made hot caffinated coffee. Don't get me wrong lady, I do feel bad that the flakey hairdresser hasn't come in yet but and I wouldn't be nagging you if you didn't act all sweet and cheery when she finally shows up. You say "oh it's not a problem, I don't have anything else going on today." when she says how sorry she is for being late...again. So the person who was here on time, ready to present you with an unlocked door and hot coffee gets the brunt of your rude foot tapping and frequent glares to the clock, and the tardy hairdresser gets your suddenly sunny disposition. Excuse me while I vent. Sometimes the women that come in here just aggitate me. As I'm sure you have figured out by now.

I should probably go make sure that there are enough towels in the cabinets... SO I will end my rant for the day. :) I'm sure I'll post later. I'm in the blogging mood.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Good Night

Yea so that "second best" book that I chose, Sleepless. Was not good! It was ok until the end...when it just ended, there was this big build up to the climax and then and everyone lived happily ever after. I seriously had to skim back just to make sure I didn't miss anything. I didn't, the last chapter just doesn't really go with the one before it. I wonder if the person running it though the mass printer accidentally dropped like a hundred pages and so the real falling action just got left out...that would be a better story to tell than the horrible excuse for an ending that I read. Luckily however, I bought 3 more books today and have about a zillion more on my shelf i have to read. I can't decide what i'm in the mood for, funny, serious, romantic, supernatural, light or heavy, long or short. It's a problem at least when i know the sort of book that I want to read it's easier to narrow them down. I just got Nightlight (the parody to twilight). I read the first chapter and it's hilarious. So i might start with that one and then go into one of the new ones that I got. I'll decide tomorrow it is now late, and I have to work in the morning.


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Falling In Love


Hey ya'll! Felt like giving my page a makeover. What do you think? I still have the code to my old layout and because I love it so much it'll probably come back soon but occasionally I just need to switch things up a bit. Today is my lounging day, it's my first official day off in a while. Yea, I've had a couple days off of work every now and then but they are all filled with commitments that take up my whole day and today the only thing I committed to was a combination of reading and sleeping. So far I've done a little bit of both...and it's wonderful.I already finished one book and I'm just in the choosing phase before I start a new one. I'm thinking I'll start a relatively short book like Stephanie Meyers new Twilight Novella or something similar. A quick read is what I need today.  It's nice having a day to relax before the CRAZY busy week that I have starting tomorrow. I'll be working doubles have two major choir rehearsals and two concerts not to mention it's River City Days meaning hard core balancing of family and friend time. I apologize in advance to everyone for not being able to see you or talk much this week. However, I will try. Time to read.


Friday, July 16, 2010

New Funke, Out September!

For years, Jacob Reckless has been escaping to another world--a world behind the mirror, where witches haunt the forests and fairies and dwarfs roam. A world for treasure hunts and magnificent quests--but also a world locked in a deadly war.

Jacob's secret seems safe, until one day his younger brother Will follows him, to disastrous consequence. Faced with a curse that is quickly turning Will to stone, the Reckless brothers are thrust into a race against time to find a cure before one of them is lost forever.

Inspired by the Brothers Grimm, master storyteller Cornelia Funke introduces a lush, enchanting landscape of fairy tales and legends re-imagined as never before. Reckless is a thrilling adventure and a tale of heroism, filled with danger, mystery, and above all, magic.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Requiem (Written for the Tsunami survivors of 2004)

This song is so sad. Beautiful though. We are singing it in Community choir. FYI: I did actually post a real entry a couple entries down I was just really inspired by the picture posted below and this song.

The Essense of Freedom

Why do Summer Sitcoms suck so Much?

I'm at a cross-roads... I have a very important decision to make. I can either read Shiver, or That Bree Tanner Book by Stephanie Meyer. Not an important decision you say... oh but you are so wrong! The book you read very much dictates your emotionally sanity after finishing said book. The wrong book could leave you melancholy for hours, or even days. It is all about the selection. If I really could read anything that I wanted, any selection possible. I would have the unpublished manuscript of Torment in my hands and you would not hear from me for a day or two. However, I have to settle for whatever I have on my bookshelf, just waiting for me to pick it up, and decide which "second best" book I will use to bide my time while I wait for what I really want.  That got me thinking about other things that you just temporarily settle for while you wait for the better.
For example... Summer sitcoms, no one actually likes them, we just settle for the poor excuse for entertainment and wait for the real TV shows to start up in the fall. Hand me downs, people may say that they like hand me downs but 99% of the time they like that it's free. If the new stuff was free I'm pretty sure they would opt for the skin remnant free choice. Then naturally, (as i'm sure you all could see where I was going with this) settling on Average Andy  while you wait for someone that you actually like to come along. I'm not saying to you don't like Andy at all, I'm just saying that you know that he's not "the one" for you. (because you of course have more insight than others and can see who you are and aren't supposed to end up with) Why even put yourself through the relationship process if you know that it's going to end, and possibly very painfully?

Because.... Story 1: My mom gave me a sweater a couple years ago, I love it. Great hand me down. I bought a shirt at american eagle a couple months ago and the first time I wore it 3 buttons fell off of it. It wasn't as good as I thought it was. The 20 year old sweater is much more reliable.
Story 2: A couple Christmases ago my Aunt and Uncle (Shout out!) got me a book, A Great and Terrible Beauty. I'd seen it in the bookstore a couple times but I always passed. It then sat on my shelf for a while, and then while I was waiting for the new Meg Cabot book to come out I picked up the Libba Bray book. (GTB) Needless to say, It's been my favorite book ever since. Story 3: nope nothing...summer sitcoms just suck ;)

Who really knows anything about anything until they experience something. A sweater that I thought was a "second best" was much better quality and will probably last for many more years. My "second best" book ended up being my "can't wait for the sequel" book. (And inevitably, if the summer show doesn't suck as much as the others, next year the network will probably put it into the fall lineup) I don't even know how many movies I've seen, books I've read or stories I've heard of the Andy's in this world being the Prince Charmings just waiting to be discovered. Live life, mess up, experience things and Look for "second bests"


**This was all me talking myself into actually picking a "second best" book to read. Giving myself some hope that I can add it to my Elite bookshelf where I keep all of my favorite books. **
**Chris- There was no significance in the use of the name Andy... It is simply the first A name that came to mind after I wrote the word Average. So if you happen to call me or text me asking who Andy is, and why I seem to think he's so perfect and Why I didn't use the name Chris... I will point you to this end note. :)  PS  I love you. :) You aren't my second best. I got lucky with you. 

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Fallen Trailer

This is the random house book trailer for one of my favorite books: Fallen by Lauren Kate. It's awesome. The only negative is that the casting sucks and is nothing like Lauren Kate described them, but for a low budget book trailer it is quite good.