Saturday, October 28, 2006
So this will be my last post for 4 days.. What are you all going to do without me? lol
So we are off to Vegas, there will be much dancing on the bars, drinking and insane stories to speak of when I return. I will also catch up on my many blog friends.
Don't worry I will have a drink for all of you....lol
I think its a cute picture.
Ok off to the wedding and then maybe I will squish in one more post before Vegas.
(Of coarse thats me in the LA hat and shes in the pink one)
Friday, October 27, 2006
OK I will be the first to admit I have a problem. Serious. These are the EXACT same shoes but in different colors. BECAUSE I LOVED THEM SO MUCH. These are the ones I got when I went to Vegas in August. Ha ha every vacation I take I buy new shoes, new job? New shoes? Got your car washed? New shoes.... When I cleaned out my car the when I had all that "extra" time on my hands I took 9 pairs of shoes outta my trunk.
You know what the hubby said
"So you think thats not an issue?"
He loves me shoes and all. And I have been known to give them a go around in the birthday suit just for approval. **snicker**
Thursday, October 26, 2006
And it true California fashion the mountains are on fire AGAIN. This happens every year at this time for some stupid reason this one unfortunately was arson and 5 fire fighters have died fighting this fire. This is the first time any firefighters have been lost in a few years and they are offering a reward to catch the dumb ass that started this. Its so sad all those families that have lost loved ones because some IDIOT thought it would be fun to start a fire. Not to mention we are having the Santa Ana winds right now which is making fighting the fires worse.
10,000 acres have burned and so far only 3 homes have been lost. So everyone keep your fingers crossed that the worst of it is over.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
I have a baby blanket. I am 28 ..opps.. 29 years old and I have a baby blanket. I have had it as long as I can remember and its a little tattered to say the least. I sleep with it every night and I call it my woobie. My mom thought I would grow out of it and she tried to sell it with the matching sheets and curtains at a garage sale and I bought it with my allowance (she was trying to wean me away from it) Just to give you some background I spent ALOT of time in the hospital as a kid and it was always with me. My parents divorce I had it to comfort me. My cousins suicide I had it with me, at camp when I would pee the bed and then get beat by my uncle it kept me safe.
So there it is. Laugh if you must. It looks like a big blob because it is, its actually a full size (in its former glory) double comforter. Its been washed so many times that its almost transparent. All the stuffing is at one end
And I love it! And if you look closely at it you will see Strawberry Shortcake, I have told the hubby that when he has been around for a long as I have had it, I will give it to him pnly 21 more years to go.lol
I have had many offers to re-stuff it because friends and family are sick of looking at the mess that its become. But I like it just fine the way it is. I will try to pull out pictures of the many people in my life and the wobbie stealing the shot...lol
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
So you all know I love me some free stuff. Well last time we were in Vegas at our resort share they gave us a gift certificate for the mall, and I picked up these babies!
FOR FREE!! I love free shit.
Oh and for those people who know me yes thats my wobbie in a crumpled heap in the back of the picture...lol I still have it!
Monday, October 23, 2006
Because the nutball took pics of herself in blue shorts and has been dreaming about smurfs every since lol and then today when I am thinking of smurfs this is on YAHOO and had to post it. Serious when was the last time you thought of the smurfs? Gargumel? Smurfett? Bonus points if you remember Gargumels cats name AND NO USING GOOGLE! LOL The smurf official website (who knew?) And because today is the anniversary of the smurfs this article will bring back some memories.
Geez if I did not like her so much or value her friendship I would tell her to stick it!!..lol
And to think I am not even going to go into the building or anything, I am not even going to be NEAR the building (we are meeting a few miles away in stealth mode to coach her on NAILING the job interview she has) So everyone keep you fingers crossed (BECAUSE I TOLD YOU TO) that she gets this new job and then I will have more glorious stories about the little man and his small, small mind.
Then I get to go meet with the lawyer about my case (you know the one where I am a drug addict murderer) to see if I am going to prison or not. So that should be a hoot! serious its about my work place injury from almost 2 years ago
And then to the mall because I have this $50 gift certificate burning a hole in my pocket.
Saturday, October 21, 2006
I took a journey out to the casino today, you know to freshen up for Vegas and I happened to win $200 bucks. Which is pretty sweet seeing how I am unemployeed and going on vacation next week. WEEHOO free money. Oh and one of the dealers that works at the casino, it turns out her sister works at Pure in Ceasers palace in Vegas and that happens to be the club me and my cousin are going to go to on Sunday night and she can get us in VIP!! WEEHOO free cover!
A good day! : )
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Well there are a few things I am counting down
1. My cousin is coming to visit in t-minus 7 days and I am getting REALLY EXCITED about it. It will be nice to spend time with family, not to mention the drunken debauchery in Vegas and getting to shop. (I WISH SHE WOULD CALL SO WE CAN FINALIZE SOME PLANS!!)
2. I have another interview tomorrow as a "back up" just in case this other job for some stupid reason falls through. With my luck it will happen, I also like to be super prepared.
3. I have an appointment with my lawyer about my injury court date so hopefully soon all this mess will be over.
4. Greys Anatomy is on in 1 hour. I LOVE THAT SHOW.
5. I am planning a visit home in May. It happens to be one of my bestest girlfriends 30th (which of coarse I can not miss) and its Mothers day so bonus points for my mom besides the fact I have not been home in 2 years at this point I need that too. And its FREE we can finally use our airmiles.
6. I am going to be starting a new job and I am so EXCITED about that one. I will be taking Ms. Pink Slips advice and taking it slow at the new job, its less work, less stress and I hope the people I work with are not complete idiots!!
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
I sit and wait patiently.
Finally at 9am I ask the lady if its going to be much longer because I am about to burst.
She looks at the sign in sheet and there is a check beside my name.
Her "Have you filed out forms yet?"
Me "No, you have not called me yet I have been here for the last hour and some people who came in after me have been going in"
Her "Are you sure?"
Me "Yes I am sure you fucking idiot, I think I would know if you gave me forms to fill out" (not really what I said but what I was certainly thinking)
Her "Oh, well this check here (she shows me the check mark) shows that I called you to fill in forms are you sure you have not filled them out and misplaced them?"
Me "Listen fucktard, I am SURE you did not give me forms and this sitting area that is RIGHT THE FUCK in front of you it would be clear if forms had been misplaced" (you get the picture)
Her "Oh, Ok then here fill out these forms and we will get you right in"
So I am on my merry way, hearing test, sight test, TB stick to the arm and then when all was filled out I am lead to a room by the nurse and told "Take off your pants and shirt and leave the opening to the back"
WHAT THE FUCK! This is a physical right? Because doctors are so fun and its even more fun when you have never met them before and will never see them again, and they come flying into the room and its certain that you are clearly not prepared and have not gotten the stupid gown that's to open in the back to cover you nid bits yet and the room is freezing and this doctor tells you to sit.
And you try, you try to be so cute and sit without the magnitude of you ass spreading all over the table because its become very apparent had you know that you would be asked to put on a gown you may have fished the "full bottom" panties from the back of the panty drawer and would not be here in this predicament if hes laughing at your cottage cheese spread ass all over his table.
He makes you breath (your good at this) asks a few questions has you stand up and touch your nose with your eyes closed and you do so with your ass facing the wall then it comes.
Dr you have never met in your life and you are in a robe that does not do up or cover your ass.
"Please touch your toes"
Your face immediately goes beet read and you laugh cause you are embarrassed you are thinking in your head FUCK, and you hesitate. And laugh again.
He then tells you to hold it with one hand.....
Weehhwe that one was close. It is days like these that I question love for the thong/g-string?
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Monday, October 16, 2006
Copy and past into comments and answer please... I added a few revisions..
I ____ Random.
Random is ____.
Random thinks a lot about _______.
When I think of _________, I think of Random.
If I were alone in a room with Random, I would _______.
I think Random should _____.
Random needs ______.
I want to ____________ Random.
If I could describe Random in a word: _______.
If I could ask Random one thing about herself it would be ________.
Randoms idea of fun is _________.
I think Random and her hubby should ________.
Random likes ________.
Have fun..... And I expect you all to answer this for me Puhlease..(Anne , T-girl, Snarky Girl, Jennster, Shane, Shan)lol! Because there is nothing better than hearing what people think about you (good and bad) but be gentle I am a bit fragile right now. : )
*can you tell I have a bit of time on my hands with all the links??
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Here are some excerpts
*I'm truly sorry to see her go
* a pleasure having her on my team
*professional customer services representative
*an innovative self- started
* rarely needs supervision
*handles pressure well
*will voluntarily work overtime
*an invaluable asset
Who's a rock star employee? Wouldn't you want to hire me? Yes, yes I am that fabulous!! : )
But you know what eggs me about this WHY WOULD THEY LET ME GO BEFORE THE END OF THE MONTH??? Serious if you had an employee that you thought was a rock star would you let them go? I don't know, I guess I never will but I do know that the VP and HR fought for me. Stupid little men!
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Its here I have started a photo blog. I am still not sure what I am going to do, but there will be lots of pics and please stop by and say hi. Keep in mind this is the first camera I have had since elementary school because I have always been a Figi quicksnap kinda girl.
So be gentle I am still learning how to use it.
So without further ado Random's Photo Blog
I just posted my first picture so more to come!!
See why do I do this to myself? So I called former employer because new employer would like a letter of reference. See why I left former employer the VP said it would be no problem to get a letter of reference, (I was great, I did a good job, I was on time all that jazz.) Well all week now I have been trying to track down the VP leaving messages and sending emails to this effect. That I am sorry it came to this but where is my damn letter?? I think I am getting the shaft. Which in my world I should not be surprised.
Oh just for shits and giggles I am still sick, even more so today than I have been sick, oh and I am not getting paid for a month (which is the kicker)
But you know what. I guess it could be worse. (really at least I think it could)
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
See the thing is because hubby and I have done quite a bit of flying we have accumulated quite a few frequent flyer miles. Well some of the programs we only flew once so we are no where near getting a free flight BUT this program lets you cash them in for gift certificates!!!
So in the mail as we speak is a $50 SEPHORA (SO EXCITED!! ABOUT THIS ONE, I know, I know its not MAC but it makes me happy just the same and I am FOR sure taking my cousin who I have hooked on MAC to Sephora just to watch her drool, and maybe she'll roll around on the floor or something I will be sure to take pics) for only a mere 6000 odd points from Hawaiian Airlines (which if we go again its a LONG way off so the points are just sitting there) and I also happen to have a bank card that accumulates American Airline miles so I get to use those there too....
Its a cool site you should check it out! Oh and I also got a free sample in the mail today for entering a sweepstakes. I Love Free stuff (oh and I love me some MAC, i'll take pics to prove it)!!
*** Oh and its Breast Cancer Awareness Month/ Women's Cancers awareness month, ladies please make sure to check, and be checked and TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR's****
Monday, October 09, 2006
OK the BIL and the hubby have been running around for the last 4 days hacking up lungs. See because I did not get sick IMMEDIATELY after there first cough (which is ALWAYS the case) and its been 5 days since the BIL got sick I thought I was going to get away Scott free.
Yeah right, my ass is on fire and the sniffles just started..
Fucking hell, just to add to my unemployed misery.
Oh on a happy note though, I took my car in to have the brakes done, because last time I had an oil change (bastards) they told me I only had a few more months left of them and I should get them done today because they were at like 20-30% (whatever that means) so when I took it in today I told them they needed to be done and he said he'll call me when he has a look.
They were NO WHERE NEAR needing to be done, serious 70% on the front and 50% on the back, which really pisses me off about being a girl because had I given in last time and had them done the bastards would have been replacing perfectly good brakes. Thank goodness I took the BIL and he happens to have a 22 1/2 inch neck **really who'd going mess with that?***
I have a list of 13 things on the fridge as things that I need to get done, well 4 of those items can not be done because apparently its Columbus Day and everyone gets a holiday (well not everyone just Doctors and Lawyers)
SSOO this means if I am anxious at Day:1 I can not even think about Week:2.
I did have to call the "former employer" for a letter of reference which the VP said there will be no problem, but for some reason I am feeling a little weird about this whole situation. I think I will work on the resume and see what's else is out there.
And I dropped the car off for brakes and an oil change, which I would just like to mention probably would not need to have been done had I not been unemployed (when it rains it pours) but its my car and it really can not go without.
Saturday, October 07, 2006
The hubby and I were supposed to go to a party tonight in Hollywood, its a friends birthday and seeing how hes not feeling well (hes got a kick ass cold) and my "job" situation, and the drive, anyways we bowed out.
In other news I went to the casino today while the hubby had friends over and this lady sits beside me. I strike up a conversation because shes the only one remotely in my age range and I was pretty sure she spoke English. So we are chatting away, me telling her my life story, her smiling and nodding at the appropriate spots and I let it slip that I am Canadian.
T- (well call her T) "What? Really? Where?"
Me "Ottawa, Ontario, way east coast"
She looks at me stunned (which in my defense most people do because Americans have no idea where it is)
T- "Are you serious? I am from Ottawa"
Me- "SERIOUS?" (in the best squeal I can munster up)
So needless to say we are instant friends, she's been in the states for 11 years now and we bitched about the differences in Canadians and Americans. She told me about this group of Canadians in LA (and for some reason I can not find the site but I will email her about it) and this group does big Canada Day celebrations (Just like 4th of July for Americans) and they get together and do Canadian "things" ha ha
So strange huh? What are the chances I would meet someone from Ottawa, its would be like a chance in millions.
Oh and for those of you who want to know how cool Canada is when I wa trying to find the site I came across this Canada Passes laws that you can have group sex in clubs
And you wonder why I am crazy
I hired a plumber to help me restore an old farmhouse, and after he had
just finished a rough first day on the job: a flat tire made him lose
an hour of work, his electric drill quit and his ancient one ton truck
refused to start.
While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence. On arriving, he
invited me in to meet his family. As we walked toward the front door,
he paused briefly at a small tree, touching the tips of the branches
with both hands.
When opening the door he underwent an amazing transformation. His face
was wreathed in smiles and he hugged his two small children and gave
his wife a kiss.
Afterward he walked me to the car. We passed the tree and my curiosity
got the better of me. I asked him about what I had seen him do
"Oh, that's my trouble tree," he replied "I know I can't help having
troubles on the job, but one thing's for sure, those troubles don't
belong in the house with my wife and the children... So I just hang
them up on the tree every night when I come home and ask God to take
care of them. Then in the morning I pick them up again." "Funny thing
is," he smiled," when I come out in the morning to pick 'em up, there
aren't nearly as many as I remember hanging up the night before."
Friday, October 06, 2006
SOOO I got the City job, and I accepted, and I "thought" the noble thing to do was give my job as much notice as possible. I loved my customers and I wanted to make sure they were all "transintioned" and knew what was going on.
Being the good person again turned out to bite me in the ass...
Let me tell you a little story....
We have a new President, he's been with the company for 15 years but at our location for about 3 months, since he has been there 3 people have left. Since I have been there 3 people had left and I had one (the HR lady) fired.
Ok so this new president is a little man. And he really is. When I first met him it was great, he would ask what I thought and I would tell him (I have never been one to blow sunshine up any ones ass) I told him a lot of things needed to be changed and I have never worked for a company where the people in customer service did not really "care" about there customers. Needless to say I came in like a tornado. I am passionate and I LOVE working in customer service, I have made a lot of changes and set really high expectations with my customers.
ANYWHO fast forward to Tuesday this week, we were having something air shipped in for a customer that has been doing business with the company for 40 years, well the new president wants to have it billed to the customer, WTF??? So I told him in no uncertain terms NO! That I knew this customer very well and they would cancel all the business with us, and this went back and forth I explained to him that it's not the customers problem that the SAME ITEM THEY HAVE ORDERED FOR 40 YEARS that we can not keep in stock they should be penanlized.
Anyways he walked out in a huff about it and called the sales guy and told him to do it.
The sales guy told him the same thing that the customer would no longer be a customer if we did that.
Then on Thursday he asked me to go out for lunch to "discuss" the business. I told him I understood his point from the business point of view, but my main issue is the customer suffering. We are after all A HUGE international company.
I told him he micro managed.
I told him he was stubborn.
I told him the moral was down.
I told him he made people feel like shit by yelling at them in front of EVERYONE (he is really this unprofessional and has even come back to apologize for this)
I told him he does not trust his team.
He agreed with everything. He asked me specific instances of his micro management, being stubborn, about the moral. I was honest because lets face it I just can not be when being asked.
He continued to try to justify why he does it.
I disagreed, we agreed to disagree.
Lunch ended on good terms I had gotten a lot of my chest and so had he (trying to justify why he is the way he is without understanding people are human)
Then yesterday when I got the call that I had gotten the city job, I did up my letter of resignation and brought it into the VP who is also my immediate manager. He was happy for me, upset I was leaving but happy for me, he invited me and the hubby for dinner, he hugged me and almost cried. He gave me compliments about being a strong women about being a great worker about being passionate about life and work. It went really well he said if I ever needed a reference, friend or to just talk he would always be there for me. I also told him my concern about the President, I said I was worried he was going to FREAK out and get angry. The VP said not to worry about it he will tell him.
I come in today in the morning and the VP gets me right when I am in the door telling me he needs to talk to me.
VP "I spoke to the President and even though you gave 4 weeks notice he wants you to finish out next week and that's it."
Me "Are you serious?"
VP " I am afraid so, I think he took it personal that you were leaving because of the conversation you guys had *(he was there too) I tried to fight for you saying you were doing the right thing by letting us know but he would not budge, I also think he will try to tell you I decided this (and I know there is no way this would have happened) I am really sorry"
Me "Ok, I'll talk to him I am not expecting anything really I sort of KNEW this was coming"
Then I go to talk to the President (small man)
Me "So VP tells me next Friday will be my last day?"
P "Yeah that's right, you have made the choice to leave so there is no use postponing it"
Me "Well I just wanted to let you know that I was not actively looking for a job, blah, blah blah"
P "that's fine (in the best 5 year old impression EVER) whatever you chose to do, the VP decided we only needed 1 week to transition your customers so after that there is no use having you here, I mean if you left today it would not really be a big deal, your leaving anyways, blah blah, blah"
Me "Ok well its obvious you do not care about the customers that I have been working with for 8 months and I will not be able to give them or the other CSRs any heads up or explain any of the accounts, I'll go through the business and say my good byes Thanks"
Everyone freaks out, asks a lot of questions, I tell everyone that I gave 1 month notice but its better for the "business" if we do not prolong it and I blame it all on the President (everyone already knew) he did not only screw me he also screwed everyone else who has no idea what's going on with my accounts and everyone else has been thrown into the mess because it means more work for everyone.
I laughed in his face when he had someone escort me out. But I was classy I gave everyone hugs and told them I will keep in touch, there are really only 2 people (the VP and a good friend that I made) that I will ever talk to again.
And its funny, driving away from that place made me feel free, relaxed and no worries.
Life is too short.
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Anyways so I go and I know hes going to inject my spine again (Cortisone/steroids) so I act all tough but really in side I am freaking myself out (not only do I hate needles but they are going into my spine people, not the funniest of things on my list to do)
Anyways he does the first one into my neck/shoulder and hits a nerve mentions something about blood and then I wake up on the floor
"Well I mentioned blood and you went limp"
"Yeah well it happens to some people, its no big deal we will just wait a minute and finish up"
I sit up starting to feel a little less like I am stoned. The Dr gets me to stand up so he can do my lower spine, in goes the needle out goes my knees...
Yeah I passed out twice, as I was laying on the floor with the Dr. Holding my legs up over my head I was thinking
I can not make this shit up!
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Which is strange for me because I am not a cat person (I LOVE dogs). But this guy "Nigel" is so friggin cute and had such an attitude. Oh and if you notice he's cross eyed...lol
I think it makes him cuter. I have never seen a cross eyed cat in my life, lets just say he was my entertainment when I got drunk...I was convinced he was making funny faces at me.
Monday, October 02, 2006
I know I have mentioned it before, So about a year ago day 2 after Hurricane Katrina I am sitting (I was off work because of my injury) crying in front of the TV.
How could this happen?
Look at all those people?
My heart hurt and the hubby being ever whimsical in his advice said "well stop crying about it do something about it"
So I did I got up @ 7am and went down to The American Red Cross. I get there and everyone is piling in, people who have never met, people who just need to be doing something.
With my call center expertise and the phones ringing off the hook we made a make shift center to answer questions and sort of went about it as we went.
Then they asked me if I would go?
"Go to New Orleans?"
"Yes, they need people in the field out there, we are trying to send as many people as we can"
"Where do I sign?"
So I went home that night and brought the forms to fill out with me, I told the hubby what I was doing. He was a little in shock at first but he was excited for me to go, surprised that I would go on my own not knowing anyone else.
Then he told me that he would take his vacation time and come with me, he too feeling the need to do something. (thank goodness I think ahead and bring back 2 packs of forms)
Anyways, we went and we saw a lot of stuff that I would have never imagined. It was so emotional and mentally draining that the first night there I think we both feel asleep with our shoes on. But what it did do was teach us a lot about, "us" and ourselves, it pushed our own limits to the max.
I have a lot of good things to say and quite a bit of bad, a tragedy like that brings out the best and worst in people…
Anywho.. where I was going with all this (sorry I am a little emotional lately) we met some really great people when we there and we forged a bond with people that we met.
Its hard to go through something like that, to be part of something so big and not create that bond.
Some of the people we met that we call friends we got together with this weekend. There is something to be said about great friends that through a few emails during the year and then pick up where you left off. We drank had a BBQ in the Hollywood hills (serious I have the pictures to prove it) and it was a GREAT time.
Not that I like to "drop names" but here is what some of them do.
Senior Producer MGM Studios
Senior Producer MGM Studios
Senior Executive Public Relations Warnerbros Studios.
Executive Tours Fox Networks
Executive Public Relations Fox Networks
Anyways so Friday we (the hubby and I) have been invited to an executive tour of the Fox studios, we'll get to see the set of Standoff, CSI and a bunch of other Fox shows. Oh and the guy who is doing the tour is the one who gave me the shoes!! THE SWEET SHOES! See he also gets to take care of the sets and explained that they usually buy the shoes about 5 of the same pairs all different sizes and then once they have been on the show they get ride of them… (I swear I would date this man just for the shoes)
So lucky for me there were these FABULOUS shoes that I had to comment on.. turns out they did not fit his girl friend so he told me to take them
He made me PROMISE I would wear them (ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?)
Pictures to come.. I have to load all the camera stuff to my computer…. then its all going to change...
Sunday, October 01, 2006
I just found out, one of my girlfriends is pregnant. And this is one of the girlfriends WHO WOULD NEVER be pregnant. And she is (Shilo,I know holly shit)
I cried for my birthday (what else is new)
I scored a B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L pair of shoes. And not any shoes MANOLO BLAHNIK's!! I know OH MY GOD! and I will post a pic later!! ( I think they are, I am not sure but that's a whole post of fabulousness)
Oh and I got the BEST birthday present. I finally got my camera. My dream camera. So this new year will have a new look and a tonne of pictures!!