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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Bootcamp Testing Day!

Yesterday was testing in bootcamp. I kicked ass. And I have the battle wounds to prove it. Usually it doesn't bother me, but coreplanks totally scrapped up right elbow bad. I look like I feel off a bike.

Squats: 55 (ish)
Pushups: 35 regular, 5 modified
Situps: 27
Core plank: 3:07 <---i so rule! but my elbow doesn't think so. =(

So now my ass needs to get to bed. I'm meeting Liliana for a 6:30am run....and still have bootcamp at 7pm. Whyyyy do I do this to myself?

Oh, and Owner Man is coming on Thursday. I might have news to relay to the followers of my little blog world...hopefully good news....

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Not Your Momma's Tupperware Party!

I'm hosting a Tupperware party on Sunday, August 30 at 1pm! You know you wanna come (same rules apply from the Austin Bloggers GTG i.e. no creepsters). Leave a comment or email me (email on sidebar) so I can send you the Evite.

I'll have food, drinks and Tupperware! My friend is a new Tupperware rep and will present the new lines of stuff that you can check out! You are by no means obligated to buy anything, but once you see this awesome stuff, you'll want to add a few of these pieces to your storage container collection.


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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Ode To Polkadots

Everyone knows that cupcakes are a lovely weakness of mine. Ever since Trish surprised me with a sampler dozen of Polkadots cupcakes for my birthday when I worked at Temporary Job, I've been telling everyone about them. So what better occasion to buy another dozen but for a going away bbq for my brother. He had to try some of the best cuppycakes in Austin before he ventures away to Boston University.
So my reason for the Ode To Polkadots title? This place is a-freakin-mazing for customer service. I dont know if they usually do this, but they let me pick up cupcakes at 9am on Saturday even though they didn't officially open until noon!!! Now that is fantastic customer service. I look forward to the next time I need to pick up a dozen of these tasty treats.

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Do I look Like A Yo-Yo?

Ok, so I tweeted earlier that I had a meeting with my regional. Well, the actual meeting never happened. What I did find out that I am apparently getting promoted to a manager position for another property..................starting Sept. 1. O.M.G.

Then, I got a txt from regional lady that owner man is suddenly thinking something different and that he's driving her crazy. So what does that mean? Am I having a week of intense, make you cry like I am cramming for a Real Analysis final training, or is nothing changing at all and he decided that I couldnt handle it. WTF is going to happen? I guess the only thing I can do is wait.........It's just hard. I don't know what to think. I'm excited, but I'm terrified. Will it happen, will it not? Tell Me!!!

Now, I'm still now sure how I feel about this development. I just started doing this jobby the last week of May/beginning of June. Most of the other managers had about a year and a half of training, maybe 2 yrs. Which is why I have the constant thoughts of can I do this or will I fail? And now that the opportunity has actually been spoken and then the owner not sure how he wants to proceed, I dont know what to think.

One good thing is that I am actually going to start training on Monday with the regional lady no matter what the final outcome is. She wants me to know what is going on when my boss leave in October. I really hope I don't go insane before the wedding....

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Hilarious!

So the following was a forward that was emailed to me from my lovely friend and neighbor M. I usually don't like forwards but this helped me get through the day. It's long, but oh so worth it. Real blog post is being drafted. Don't worry, I know you want to know about my life happenings.

Random Thoughts of the Day:
1. More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that's not only better, but also more directly involves me.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

3. I don't understand the purpose of the line, "I don't need to drink to have fun." Great, no one does. But why start a fire with flint and sticks when they've invented the lighter?

4. Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you're going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be going?

But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do something like check your watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you're crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk.

5. That's enough, Nickelback.

6. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

7. The letters T and G are very close to each other on a keyboard. This recently became all too apparent to me and consequently I will never be ending a work email with the phrase "Regards" again.

8. Do you remember when you were a kid, playing Nintendo and it wouldn't work? You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would magically fix the problem. Every kid in America did that, but how did we all know how to fix the problem? There was no internet or message boards or FAQ's. We just figured it out. Today's kids are soft.

9. There is a great need for sarcasm font..

10. Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the fuck was going on when I first saw it.

11. I think everyone has a movie that they love so much, it actually becomes stressful to watch it with other people. I'll end up wasting 90 minutes shiftily glancing around to confirm that everyone's laughing at the right parts, then making sure I laugh just a little bit harder (and a millisecond earlier) to prove that I'm still the only one who really, really gets it..

12. The other night I hit a new low at an open bar. I had already hopped on highway blackout when, inevitably I had to find a bathroom. Eventually I decided it was probably on the other side of the bar so I tried to walk over there, but ran into a guy coming the other way. We played that, Both go left, Both go right game to no avail, so I finally put out my hand to guide myself past and that's is when I realized, yup, that's a mirror I just tried to walk through. And the guy on the other side is me. Even cats can re cognize their own image.

13. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

14. I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

15. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.


16. The only time I look forward to a red light is when I'm trying to finish a text.

17. A recent study has shown that playing beer pong contributes to the spread of mono and the flu. Yeah, if you suck at it.

18. Was learning cursive really necessary?

19. Lol has gone from meaning, "laugh out loud" to "I have nothing else to say".

20. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

21. Answering the same letter three times or more in a row on a Scantron test is absolutely petrifying.


22. My brother's Municipal League baseball team is named the Stepdads. Seeing as none of the guys on the team are actual stepdads, I inquired about the name. He explained, "Cuz we beat you, and you hate us."

Classy, bro.

23. Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart", all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".

24. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?

25. I love the sense of camaraderie when a n entire line of cars teams up to prevent a dick from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers!

26. Every time I have to spell a word over the phone using 'as in' examples, I will undoubtedly draw a blank and sound like a complete idiot. Today I had to spell my boss's last name to an attorney and said "Yes that's G as in...(10 second lapse)..ummm...Goonies"

27. What would happen if I hired two private investigators to follow each other?

28. While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and instinctively swerved to avoid it...thanks Mario Kart.

29. MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

30. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

31. I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the shower first and THEN turn on the water.

32. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

33. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.


34. Bad decisions make good stories

35. Whenever I'm Facebook stalking someone and I find out that their profile is public I feel like a kid on Christmas morning who just got the Red Ryder BB gun that I always wanted. 546 pictures? Don't mind if I do!

36. Is it just me or do high school girls get sluttier & sluttier every year?

37. If Carmen San Diego and Waldo ever got together, their offspring would probably just be completely invisible.

38. Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I'm from, this shouldn't be a problem....

39. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you've made up your mind that you just aren't doing anything productive for the rest of the day.

40. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't want to have to restart my collection.

41. There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.

42. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.

43. "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this ever.

44. I hate being the one with the remote in a room full of people watching TV. There's so much pressure. 'I love this show, but will they judge me if I keep it on? I bet everyone is wishing we weren't watching this. It's only a matter of time before they all get up and leave the room. Will we still be friends after this?'

45. While watching the Olympics, I find myself cheering equally for China and USA. No, I am not of Chinese descent, but I am fairly certain that when Chinese athletes don't win, they are executed.

46. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Damnit!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?

47. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

48. When I meet a new girl, I'm terrified of mentioning something she hasn't already told me but that I have learned from some light internet stalking.

49. I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle, then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.

50. Why is a school zone 20 mph? That seems like the optimal cruising speed for pedophiles...

51. As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.

52. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

53. It should probably be called Unplanned Parenthood.

54.. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

55. I think that if, years down the road when I'm trying to have a kid, I find out that I'm sterile, most of my disappointment will stem from the fact that I was not aware of my condition in college.

56. Even if I knew your social security number, I wouldn't know what do to with it.

57. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, hitting the G-spot, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet my ass everyone can find and push the Snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time every time...

58. My 4-year old son asked me in the car the other day "Dad what would happen if you ran over a ninja?" How the hell do I respond to that?

59. It really pisses me off when I want to read a story on CNN.com and the link takes me to a video instead of text.

60. I wonder if cops ever get pissed off at the fact that everyone they drive behind obeys the speed limit.

61.. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

62. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lites than Kay.

63. The other night I ordered takeout, and when I looked in the bag, saw they had included four sets of plastic silverware. In other words, someone at the restaurant packed my order, took a second to think about it, and then estimate d that there must be at least four people eating to require such a large amount of food. Too bad I was eating by myself. There's nothing like being made to feel like a fat bastard before dinner.


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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Long time no see!

Oh blog world, how I've missed you! While I'm sure everyone was just at the edge of their seats waiting for me to post, not much has happened in this Princess Land. But let's recap in bullet point form, shall we?

  • WEDDING INVITATIONS GOT MAILED OUT YESTERDAY!!!! oh em gee what a relief. Except now, I am realizing just how long the rest of my to do list is. Awesome.
  • Bosslady told me that she's moving in October....which means I'm suppose to be training for her job....please, don't congratulate me. I'm still not sure how I feel about it considering that I have never done anything like this before until I start at the beginning of JUNE!!! Overwhelmed much? Yes PLEASE! And it doesn't help that our section of the business isn't doing to hot right now. No, no pressure at all. (insert big fat crying tears here)
  • I decided to paint the bathroom. I bought a sample and at first I didn't like it, but then it grew on me. Pictures to come when I actually go buy enough paint to do it....and when I clean the bathroom.
  • Working out is going well. Bootcamp is kicking my ass, as usual. Starting to get back into the running thing. Went to Lake Pflugerville with Liliana on Friday and then with Lovey on Sunday. I kicked ass on Sunday...3 miles in 35 minutes. That's pretty damn good for not having run in a looooooooong time. Half marathon, here I come!
  • Wedding to do list is still long. But I'm off this weekend so I plan to knock out a whoooole bunch of stuff. YAY!
  • I've also decided to get solar nails....BUT I need salon recs! Anybody? Anybody?? I'd prefer north ATX, Pville, or Round Rock (maaaaaaybe even Georgetown) but I'll venture anywhere.
Ok, that's all I can think of right now. More to come later. I'm going to be a better blogger. Pinky Swear! =)

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Jumped on the WW Bandwagon

So I just did it. I signed up for WW online. After listening to so many WW stories from various blogging buddies, I decided I needed the extra push to be held more accountable for what I eat. I'm getting the workout part done well by doing bootcamp. Now I just need the other side of it to get the eating more under my control. So stay tuned. This should be interesting....

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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Austin Bloggers Unite!

Join in the fun if you are in or around ATX. But if you are weird or creepy or all of the above, please don't come. Because if you do, I might have to make you cry.....But I'm usually really nice, I swear. =) I'll probably be late because I don't get off work until 6, but I'll be there.

Austin Blogger Happy Hour
Tuesday, august 4 @ 5pm
Freddie's place - 1703 s. 1st

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