Tuesday, September 25, 2012

This Little Blog Of Mine

I'm not sure what to say at this point. My blog, although very personal to me, is just not something I'm interested in anymore. I'm contemplating deleting it but then I'd lose everything. I've done that once before and it really moved me to blog more. I'm just not sure that it's going to be the case again.

So, for now, I'm going to let this blog sit empty and say see you later. I'm not sure when later is or if later will exist. I'm hoping it will exist but I can't be sure. Thank you to all of you for sticking around and I hope to see you soon.

Much love!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Random Facts About Me

It's not that I'm not interested in this blog anymore and it's not that I don't appreciate everyone that reads, comments, and shows love on my blog. It's just that I've been horribly unmotivated lately. Read my post about putting a house together and I'm sure you'll figure out why.

In an attempt to keep my love for blogging alive I thought I would do a random facts post. I think I've done one of these in the past but I'm not sure. (I just went back and looked through my posts and apparently I haven't done one of these so here goes)

1. I am a pessimist. My glass is always half empty. I always got my hopes up and they seemed to always be let down. I came to the realization that if I always looked at the worst in a situation there is no way my hopes/dreams could be dashed. It's a bummer at times but there are instances where I'm happy about my pessimism.

2. Next to my husband, I'm probably the most indecisive person you'll ever meet. Don't ask me where we should go to dinner because I'll only reply with "I don't know, where do you want to go?". If we're out shopping together don't ask me if something looks good on you. I won't know. I do have opinions I'm just hesitant to voice them because I have a limited filter and sometimes my opinions get me in trouble.

3. I'm a Republican. I believe in limited Government. I also believe that two men, or two women, should be able to marry one another and it should be a recognized marriage. I'm also (circumstantially) pro-choice.

4. I can't cook. No, really, I can't. I've attempted to and failed. I continue to try but every time I burn the mac & cheese I get a little discouraged.

5. I'm 5'9", 280 lbs, and I couldn't care less what anyone thinks about me. I have a wonderful husband, who loves me, and a great life full of joy. Could I lose weight? Of course I could. Do I realize the health risks I'm imposing on myself? Of course I do. Are you going to hurt my feelings by calling me fat? Not in the slightest. If you can't find anything other than my physical appearance to attack you're the one lacking, not me.

6. Right now, as I type this, I have a cut on my left pinking making it extremely painful to type the letter A. Ouch!

So there you have it. Six random facts about me. Tell me something random about yourself in the comments below.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Putting A House Together

You would think, seeing as how I've done this at least 10 times in the past 9 years, I'd be better at getting a house together. This time, however, it's proving to be harder than usual.

By now I'd have my pictures up, my office together, and decor picked out for every room in the house. This time, however, I'm feeling so much pressure to get it right the first time as I don't want to have to change it again. I realize that my tastes will probably change and things in the house will get moved (like pictures and statues) but I want it right the first time so that I don't feel like I did it wrong in a month and have to move everything.

My office is still in shambles because I can't decide if I want to keep it as it was or construct built ins for everything. I also can't decide if I want my office in the room it's currently in or if I want to move it to the bigger room down the hall. I can build everything I need for my office, with the help of my handy husband, but I'm not sure how it would work. I think I'd have to change the flooring to either wood or tile so that things would sit flush and I'm not sure I want to do that right now.

My husbands office consists of one long table, a broken down antique buffet that his mother left him, a TV stand without a TV on it, and a filing cabinet. The table used to be a part of a Costco desk that broke during the move, that's holding 2 computers, the printer, and is currently bending in the center from all the weight. He also can't decide if he's going to keep the room he's in or if he wants to move his office into the bigger room in the hall that I'm thinking about moving my office into.

I have piles of pictures sitting on my kitchen table because I've lugged them all around the house, holding them up against the wall, to try and figure out where I want them to go. From the first part of that last sentence I'm sure you can figure out that I haven't been able to find a home for most of them. There's too much wall space, yes I said too much, (not in terms of "my house is too big and I hate it" but more in the context of "I can't fill these walls with anything because I don't have enough hanging decor") in this house and I need to get quite a few of my pictures reframed before I can hang them.

I feel so much pressure, now that we've purchased a house, to get everything right and get it done quickly. Instead I'm sitting here blogging about it. Oh the irony.

(I wish I had some pictures to illustrate my point but my husband has our camera down in San Diego for his brother's Boot Camp graduation and I can't lug around my 21" iMac to take pictures with the web cam.)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Acknowledge Me Dang You

I love going into a store and everyone around you acts like you're not even there. Wait, no I don't. It's one of my biggest pet peeves.

My husband and I are in the market for new computers so we stopped into Best Buy. We're really looking to purchase a, or possible a couple, MAC all-in-ones as we've had horrible luck with PCs. We've gotten a lot of feedback from family, friends, and even random strangers that I've conversation bombed at the store. We noticed that the person that was in the MAC section was busy with someone else so we played around with the computers for a couple minutes. Five minutes later these people were still asking numerous, irrelevant, questions regarding computers. OK, they probably weren't irrelevant but they were still taking up the sales persons time. I walked up to a manager and asked if there was anyone else that could help us with the computers and he said "I'm sure there is if they weren't already busy." His comment rubbed me the wrong way but I relented and waited for the sales person to be done with the customers he was attending to.

Twenty minutes later he was checking them out and all I could think was finally. Sure enough he checked them out at the register nearest to the computers, walked up to the service desk to get them a bag, and then REMAINED AT THE SERVICE DESK TALKING TO ANOTHER ASSOCIATE. Seriously? Seriously?

For ten minutes, prior to him walking up to the service desk, I hoovered over him so that he'd at least know that I was there. He didn't even look my way. I guess that should have been a hint that he just didn't care.

As I left the store I announced, quite loudly I might add, that I'd come back when someone felt like acknowledging that fact that I was actually there and that I needed help. Funny thing, the general manager was standing right there and just looked at me like I was crazy. He saw me standing by the computers, 10 minutes earlier, and didn't even offer to help. I'd even approached him while he was talking to another customer. Nothing. I got nothing out of him. He didn't look in my direction, he didn't give my eye contact, and he walked away from me after he was done talking to his customer.

I'm not asking that the sales person step away from the customer he was helping. I'm not asking that someone else do the same. All I'm asking is that you at least look me in the eyes, acknowledge my presence, and tell me you'll be right with me even if you're going to have someone else help me. Is that too much to ask? If I'm asking too much of you then you probably shouldn't be in working in any establishment that requires you work with people.

I am now resorting to travelling 2 hours away from my home, down to Las Vegas, to get help in purchasing my MAC computer because I refuse to return to that Best Buy store for that product. Is that what you want sales person? I don't think so. Guess what, though, you brought this on yourself.

I'm ranting, this is a long picture-less post, and I just don't care. If you're in the customer service industry and you have someone waiting for you, and you're currently with a customer, at least acknowledge that your next customer is waiting. It will make them happy, and you probably won't lose their business to another store, even if they have to wait another 20 minutes.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Here's My House

This was quite rushed and my house is in no way ready for is debut BUT here it is anyway.