Thursday, August 26, 2004

The cows are not what they seem

So Darkwing Duck is on at noon here on Toon Disney, and That is about the time I sit down to put on my shoes so I usually watch it. Nothing brings back memories of my sister quite like Darkwing Duck. Today is the Twin Beaks episode. I have been waiting oh so impatiently for this particular episode because we loved it so much. Or I did cuz of the cows, but I remember it as we. "Zeek, get the diesel fuel" Ah, childhood. Well, actually that was adolesence wasnt it? Either way... The cows are not what they seem....

Busy Week

Yesterday we had buisness meetings ALL day so I worked a fabulous 12.75 hour day. It was great. It actually went really fast. Which surprised me. Oh, I havent told you guys yet, but Lori told Rohnie and I that we work too hard. So she is hiring us assisants. Yes, Emily rose now has an assisant. I LOVE THIS JOB. I have surpessed my car payment in what I make in comission so I do not have to stress about that. I seriously do not want to leave this job. Ever.I love my new car. I love my husband. I could go on forever! Rohnie and I got our official titles yesterday too. She is Master Overload and I am Her royal Highness the Underload. And believe it or not we didnt choose overlord and underload, but we did add the rest. :) Matt and I are going to go over to Rohnie and Brian's house on Saturday to play cards. Then next week the four of us are going to go to the fair. I have to get ready for work now but I thought I would check in.

Monday, August 23, 2004

Back to Work

Today it was back to work. Usually I would dread this day, but I didnt mind going back. I guess thats what happens when you dont hate your job. I cried a little this morning cuz the house was empty when I got up. No one was there. I made a whloe pot of coffee. Oops. I really had to pee later. Anyway, back to work.I got more done today then any of the other girls got done in the time I was gone. SO I made another good impression. The day went fast. ANd Ralph told me that so far I have earned $100 in comission and I even missed a week. Doing pretty good. If I am really good, I can make my car payments in my commission alone. Wouldnt that be nice? oh, poo, I was gonna take some pics of it so y'all could see it, but I forgot. Oh, well I will do it soon. I also got my parking pass today. I wish it would have been nice to have it when mom and dad were here cuz we parked downtown a lot, but oh, well if wishes were pennies we'd all be rich. Anyway, I was forced to get it since JC Penny's ramp caught on to their stupidity and extended their hours to 10 instead of 9, it would cost $6.75 a day to park there. ANd it is $6.00 for the 5th Ave ramp. thats $30 a week. So for $60 a month I got a pass. its better than spending minimum of $120 a month in parking. Plus I can use it everytme I park downtown.So in the end it was a wise move.

Back to school shopping has started up in full force this week. I think they start next Monday. So we have been pretty busy. I was in Wal-Mart the other day buying stuff for my truck and I felt this overwhelming need to buy school supplies. This is the first time since I was two that I havent needed to get stuff for school. It is a weird feeling. That is a 20 year ritual. Crazy. Welp, I could go on forever but I should join my husn=band in bed before he thinks my boyfriend came over. LOL.

Sunday, August 22, 2004

The fastest week ever

A week has come and gone already. Time is so short whenever you wish it would last forever. We just dropped mom and dad off at the airport. What a week it has been. We picked them up on Monday after mad cleaning. They were tired since it was about midnight their time, but we took them to eat anyway cuz we were hungry. LOL. I was a bit upset because there was so much smoke from the "controlled burning" that you couldnt even see the mountains. Ok, I was a little more than a little upset. I was very upset. I really hoped that it wouldnt stay this way the whole week.

Tuesday we went around the base and I showed them our fishing spots and the BX and the commissary. Oh, and Monday I got a call that my kitchen table was in so we went and picked that up. I was so happy. We went and rented them a car. Want to know what they got? Lew will never forgive them. A little red Cavalier. Yes, my father drove a Chevy car. Though in his defense I think it was under protest since it was really the only thing available and worth driving. Tuesday was a laid back day. No big excursions. I took them to my mall and showed them where I worked and they got to meet Mitch and Rohnie and mom met Lori and Ralph. We went to the Sourdough Mining Company for supper and it was sooo good. And Matthew had Teryaki Steak tips. I was so proud of him!

Wednesday, Mom made breakfast and we ate at my new table. It was nice. I drove them down to Seward. I love that drive. It is so beautiful. We went to the Sea Life Center to see Matts octopus. We had a nice lunch at a portside resturant. Mom wanted some chowder. Does anyone know what makes a soup a chowder and not a soup? That was the topic of discussion. So if anyone knows, please share. Then we went to Exit Glacier cuz you can't not go. It has changed so much since I was there last year. You cant walk up close to it anymore cause the water shifted and you cant cross it anymore. And one of the trails (the short one) is now too flooded to go up. It still gets me that those things are moving. Dad drove hoe cuz I was tired. We decided just to have pizza and watch the Olympics. It was a nice day.

Thursday... What did we do on Thursday? Oh, yes, we went shopping. Mom and I did. Dad went to a movie that me and mom wouldnt have been able to watch. One of those IMAX sort of things. We just get too sick. SO we went shopping. JC Penny's mostly. It was my birthday present. Then we checked out some of the cruises. But they were a bit much for what they were I guess. You know I dont remeber what we did for supper. This might have been th sourdough night. I dont remember now. Wow, I cant recall. Anyway, we ate and then watched the Olympics and went to bed.

Friday, was mom and dad day cuz I wasnt feeling too great. I had a headache and I ached so bad. it really sucked. I think it had something to do with the weather change cuz it had finally rained. Which was womderful cuz the smoke was gone too! You could see the mountains again! So they went to the Heritage Center. I stayed home and slept. They watched the Butterfly Effect while i was asleep. When I woke up it was time to go car shopping. THAT was fun. Ha. I thought I had a headache BEFORE! We found a couple of prosects. there was one at the Lemon lot but the guy must be on vacation cuz he never called us back. So it was off to the dealerships. Al out of our league I tell you what. We called it a night after not finding anything and my blood sugar was dropping so we had to go get food. We went back to Red Robin. Man, that place is so good. Yum. Mom and I picked out the wedding pics for our album. Then more Olympics and off to bed.

Saturday, dad had booked a flight on a sightseeing tour that took you to Mt. McKinley. So mom made pancakes since Matthew was there nad we had a big breakfast. Then we went to the flightseeing place. When we got there they said it was cloud covered and you couldnt see. So we went on one that went over the Chugach mountains over to Prince William Sound. If you ever do anything in your life do this. It was beyond words and pictures dont do the experience justice but you can see them anyway. It was just awesome to see all the glaciers and everything. wow. After that it was time for more car shopping. We went back to some of the places we thought there were possibilities and they werent even close to what we could afford. So Matthew said we should go try the Lemon Lot again. We looked around for a bit and there was this older model Chevy Blazer. I was ify about it cuz it was older but it seemed nice. it started to grow on me cuz it had possibilities. So we called the owner who was a Chief Parker.

Matt thought the name sounded familiar. He got a hold of him and he agreed to come down and bring us the keys. He told us about the truck and stuff and Matt asked him what he did cuz his name sounded familiar to him. Welp, turns out that Chief Parker is the Chief of Maintance which means when Matthew works mantance, he works for him. So that was quite a coincidence. Chief Parker thought Matthew's name was familiar too, even though he has 2500 people (his words, not necessarily accurate) who work for him and he was trying to figure out the name. Matthew told him that he got the William Tell thing and he instantly knew who he was cuz he helped pick the team. So they bonded a little there. I test drove it and it rides really nice and has all new tires and brake pads. I didnt really need to test drive it cuz I already knew I wanted it. For $3500, it wasnt gonna get much better. So we were waiting for him to leave, after telling him we'd take it, cuz mom wanted a pic of me withit and he rolled down his window and asked me if I wanted to drive it home. I couldnt believe it cuz we werent gonna have the money till Tuesday. I asked him if he was sure and he goes, "Yeah, I know where your husband works" So I got to take it home!

We came back with my new car and had supper here. Mom and dad went to Fred Myer to get some coffee and Fruit and Matt and I started up the grill. We had grilled steak and ahmburgers, fruit salad, CHeese mashed potatos, that Matthew made, and green beans. We were stuffed. And we had Moose Tracks ice cream for dessert. And watched the Olympics. Matthew had a couple illegal beers with mom and dad. It was a very good day.

This morning we went to Denny's for breakfast. Then we took them to the airport. Mom cried. I almost did. I could feel it coming, but i didnt. it was hard not to, but I think I am getting better at these good-bye things. It will hit me later. I had a nice week. I remember ed how much I missed having my mommy around though. I knew that would happen. But it was nice to have them see where we live and have them share a little bit of my life up here. And they can rest better knowing that I am settled in here and that it is a nice place to be. ANd i gave them a chance of a lifetime to come up here and spend some time. I think mom is already planning stuff for the next trip up. Maybe Lew or Manda can come with next time. Maybe.

To see pictures click here:

http://www.ofoto.com/BrowsePhotos.jsp?&collid=13890861306

Sunday, August 15, 2004

Mommy and Daddy

I feel like I should have more done before tomorrow. I nee to do laundry the worst though but I have to get more quarters. Rohnie said I could do it at her house and any other time I would have taken her up on it but I need to do other stuff too. I cant believe they are gonna be here tomorrow. I hope the sun comes back out tomorrow. It has been sunny all week and today it was a little overcast. I may not be able to post much this week since mom and dad will be sleeping in the computer room. But we iwwill take lots of pictures!

Saturday, August 14, 2004

I saw grandpa last night

Ok this might seem really wierd to some of you but I think grandpa came to me last inmy dream. We were at my wedding only the whole thing was outside in this c herrty tree orchard and it was all in bloom and other than that everything was the same. I was about to go down the aisle and I told amanda to let down my train and there he was. He looked just like I remember him, so strong and laughing. He was weaing a yellow jacketAnd he picked me up and was spinning around with me up in the air and I was just laughing and squealing and I was so happy because he was there. And everything was right, noth8ing could have been better like everyone was in their place.

And I cried in my sleep. I hate when i do that but at least it was a good cry for once.

Wedding
To dream that you are getting married to your current spouse again, represents your wedded bliss and happiness. It highlights your strong commitment to each other. It may also signify a new phase (such as parenthood) that you are entering in your life.

Yellow
The color yellow has both positive and negative connotations. If the dream is a pleasant one, then the color yellow is symbolic of intellect, energy, agility, happiness, harmony, and wisdom.

Love
To dream of love of being in love, suggests intense feelings carried over from a waking relationship. It implies happiness and contentment with what you have and where you are in life

Peace
To feel peace in your dream, indicates an end or a resolution to an emotional issue or inner conflict. It may signal and end of a cycle and the pause before the beginning of a new endeavor. It also suggest that you have reached a new level of stability and calmness.

Orchard
To dream of passing through a blossoming orchard, signifies a happy home life, longevity, faithfulness, and loyalty.

Pink
Pink represents love, joy, sweetness, happiness, affection, kindness. Being in love or healing through love is also implied with this color.

Jacket
To see or wear a jacket in your dream, represents the image that you want to present and project to the outside world. Alternatively, it symbolizes your protective and defensive persona. You tend to distant your feelings and as a result, you may be isolating yourself. Consider also the color, appearance, and type of jacket for additional significance.

Friday, August 13, 2004

You know under normal circumstances I would be upset that people I thought were my friends were saying such horrible things about me, but you know what I dont even really care anymore. People can say what they want about me. I am not there to defend myself so I am an easy target. I love my husband and he loves me. We have a good life here and I am not looking back. I have moved on. I love my life here and I am happy, for the first time in my life, I am happy. I have a nice home, and a good job that I love and a husband that adores me. So say whatever you want about me, you cant touch me on my cloud. Someday, I hope that you find your cloud too. Maybe then you will see that there is so much more out there. Any mistakes I have made in my life have made me a better person because I learned from them. That is what mistakes are for. They are not to hold against people or to throw back at them in spite. So I say to all those people, move on with your life too. This is the last I will speak of this situation. Say whatever you want, because I have turned my back on you. It is easier to stab me that way. So stab away, because with every cut you make you only hurt yourself, not me. I have no tears to cry for you. I have no anger to waste on you.

And for those of you who have no idea what I am talking about right now, then this does not apply to you and you should disregard this blog.

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Hooray for drama- Blow Out eat your ratings!

I live in a soap opera, I swear. We need to just document everything that goes on in our salon. So here is the latest:

Our owner has had a really tough year. She found out tht for the last ten years her (now) ex-husband was stealing money from her right from under her nose. She owns five buisnesses and he would just kinda help himself. So she divorced him (that was the REALLY short version of why they split) Now he is using her buisnesses as collateral to buy high ticket items. For example he put Max Muscle (our brother store) up so he could buy a new boat. He went on a $60,000 trip to Reno on her money. SHe almost lost one of her buisnesses because of him. So anyway, sheis basically paying him to go away. He was in the store today trying to start shit with our GM who happens to be dating her now. They are all up in each othe's faces and the ex is accusing my GM of stealing his wife when really he didnt cuz they didnt get together until later, after the divorce. This GM is the same one who looks ,like Ice-T. So that got him all riled up and so we had to break that all apart.

Then one of the managers slept with one of the stylists last year ans ahe had a baby and last week there ws an accident and the baby suffocated in it's sleep. So there is all of that going on. Then there is Kateland who we technically fired today but we arent telling her until next week so I can have my vacation when mom and dad get up here.

There has got to be money in the TV world for my life right now. I swear. But on the upsie mom and dad will be here in a couple of days and I will get to go on vacation and love it. But I should go to bed in case they call me in to work early again!

A stern talkin to and a well needed vent

So I had to have a talk with one of the girls at work. She used to do drugs when she was young and i think she fried some brain cells or something cuz she just doesnt get it! LOL. Man, I have had to take disiplinary actions with employees before, but she was something else. She truly believed she wasnt doing anything wrong, and no matter how many times I explained it to her it just did not sink in. I couldnt believe it. This girl had an excuse ready for everything i threw at her. I even asked her about something that she didnt even do and she had an excuse for that one too. If nothing else she can think 0n her feet, thats for sure. I mean she is a sweet girl, but she cant keep doing the stuff she's doing, which for confidentiality reasons, I am not going to get into, but how do I get her to stop if she doesnt think that she is doing anything she shouldnt be doing. It will be a trial. I am sure that this will not be the last time that we have a little chat. I am sure.

Anyway, I had a shitty day today, excuse my language. I was so busy. I worked 9 straight hours without stopping. No break, I didnt even get t eat anything ALL day. Nothing. And most of us know what a joy I am when I am hungry! I didnt get home until 10. ANd the store closes at 9! ANyway, Mark, one of our stylists, was doing a cyberimaging consulatation with a client and she decided that she want a cut, color and a highlight sfter seeing the pictures. He didnt get done with them until like 9:30. He spent four hours working with this girl. Her total should have been $235 but he only charged her $200 and they didnt even tip him! 4 hours of work and no tip! I was disgusted! He didnt take any other clients cause he was working with her. Granted it was a $200 service but he should have charged her $300. That was the amount of work he put in to it. So that ticked me off.

We have a new rule now that if the stylists have to stay late then we have to stay late cuz one of our stylists is a baby fat crybaby. She always finds stuff to complain about and that is her new one. So when our store closes at 9 and they still have a client in the salon, we cant just ring them out and close out the registers we have to wait for them then they get to go home while we ring them up and balance the last till and stuff. How is that fair? That may be changing cuz I dont like that at all.

And I had to do all the ordering by myself cuz Rohnie had to fly back to Idaho this week for a court day cuz her ex husband is a moron. But that is an entire other story. So I am really nervous because Jerri, one of our reps, and I went through all our stock and ordered enough to fill our shelves. it was a $2719 order. That is alot of money, but it had to be done, so we will see how Lori reacts to that! But our other sales rep is really starting to piss me off because we gave her company sole rights to our OPI nail polish order which is buqu bucks for their company, well she isnt getting me my polish orders. She was supposed to bring them to me on Thursday so i would have them for the weekend and she did not show up until today and she didnt even bring the damn polishes! And this is the third time she has done this to us. I want to give the rights back to Jerri cuz at last I know she will give me what I need! I havent even seen the new catalog for CHristmas and we need to be getting our CHristmas order in soon here. Who brought it long with her today even though I cant order it from her? Yep, Jerri. She even hd sample bottles so I could see the new colors for the holiday season. Does monique do that, no, she doesnt even bring me polishes that I ordered and paid for! I am so aggrivated! I JUST WANT MY POLISH ORDER!!!!

And on top of all of that, I broke my shoe today. My favorite shoes, the chunky black ones that have the ring in them like they are pierced, yeah broke the heel, cant wear them anymore, they are beyond repair. I almost cried. Do you know how hard it is to find a cute pair of chunky black tie shoes that you can wear with pants AND a skirt? It was just the topper to my day. I am surprised I didnt break a nail. I would probably have really actually cried then.

BUT I still love my job. Figure that one out.

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

I'm getting WAY too into this

Ok, I cant resist. This is the reigning Mrs. Alaska. I met her today. Her name is Whitney. You should see the rock she calls a wedding ring! Its huge! Anyway here she is.

http://www.adn.com/alaska/story/5305822p-5243308c.html


My friend Rachel, The Beauty Queen

Today I met the current Mrs. Alaska. Mitch is one of her consultants. Miotch let it slip that Rachel will be competing in the Miss Alaska pagent to go on to the Miss USA pagent. I'm so excited for her. If youwould like to see a picture of Rachel go to

http://www.geocities.com/missusamagicb/MTU2002Delegates.html

She would be the one above Alaska. LOL. Now you see why she wins. She's so sweet! Anyway, I thought I would share that with you. Just cuz I love her and am excited for her to go to Miss USA.

Monday, August 09, 2004

One Minute Manicure

I have the best job ever. I get all this cool stuff cuz Lori just got back from the Vegas show and she brought back all this stuff for us to try and see if we like it and stuff like that. Amongst the goodies I have gotten is some Bed Head body lotion and body wash which is not available anywhere in Alaska yet, but we will be getting it! And I got to try this thing called the One Minute Manicure. This stuff is GREAT. If you see anywhere, but it. I dont care how much it is, trust me, it is worth it! It is SO fabulous. I even made Matthew try it, because I often force him to do girly things like that because he is my husband and I want to. (But he still wont let me paint his toe nails :( ) Anyway, even he said this stuff is awesome. We all know what kind of shape his hands are in after years of working on cars, airplanes and picking his fingers. He tried my One Minute Manicure and even he couldnt believe how soft his hands were. I am telling you, but it. If you would like I could get some for you and send it to you. Or you could call our store and buy it over the phone and we will ship it to you. I know I am going on about this but it is great stuff. Oh, and you know what else is awesome? Hempz lotion Great stuff. God, I love my job!

Sunday, August 08, 2004

I hate vampires

Vampire
To see a vampire in your dream, symbolizes seduction and sensuality, as well as fear and death. The vampire represents contrasting images of civilized nobility and aggression/ferocity. It may depict someone in your waking life whose charm may ultimately prove harmful. Deep down inside you know that this person is bad for you, yet you are still drawn to it. Vampires also sometimes relate to decisions about sex and losing your virginity. Alternatively, to see a vampire suggests that you are feeling physically or emotionally drained. The vampire may also be symbolic for someone who is addicted to drugs or someone in an obsessive relationship.

Fighting Vampires

The vampires in your dream may suggest that you are feeling drained of your life energy and autonomy. In dreaming that you are fighting these vampires, is a literal depiction of your daily struggles with keeping things in order. You may be suffering from exhaustion or feeling overwhelmed in some aspect of your domestic or personal life which explains the tiredness you feel when you wake up.

Terror

To dream that you are in terror, forewarns of disappointments and loss.

Friday, August 06, 2004

Busy day

I am very proud of myself. i have gotten a lot accomplished today. I went to work and picked up the $200 they owed me (long story) and then I opened a checking accouint with Wells Fargo ( the next stage) so I can deposit my pay checks in there. Then I went to the BX cause I wanted to buy my table, but they didnt have all the pieces. :( So they had to order mw one. I am rather disappointed because I wante to have it when mom and dad got here so in case we ate here some night they could have a table instead of having to eat in the living room. The is a chance that it will be here in time, but it is a small one! Oh well, at least I got it ordered. They could have sold me the floor model but there were some dings and stuff. If I am going use my money from my job that I worked very hard for then I am going to make sure that it is EXACTLY what I want. ANyway it is this adorable little kitchen nook. It will fit right under our windoe in the corner. Oh, it will be so nice to have a real table for meals. I should have gotten my nails filled while I was at the mall but i didnt. I will probably do that tomorrow since I have to be there anyway to get my hair hair cut. Today was my 30 day mark at work (has it been a month already?) so now I get my discount and free hair cuts and stuff like that. So tomorrow I am going to go and get my hair trimmed and colored. :). But I am going to go take a nap now. I thought it would be a great idea to stay up till 4 am watching movies. In case you are counting that is 7 am your time. I thought about calling mom since she would just be getting up for work, but I didnt. LOL. At least if I take a nap I can actually sleep with my husband who is snoring away right now. But I need to rest up cause we are going bowling tonight. Yes, we are going. :) K love you guys!

Setting the record straight

it has been brought to my attention that I do not praise Matthew enough on this. That I use it to vent and then he ends up sounding like a jerk and I am the victim. I have tried to assure this person from whom these concerns stem but they do not believe that you all do not think hi to be a jerk. Matthew is the farthest thing possible from being a jerk. And I dont want you to think that nor do I want you to think that is what I think. I have promised to share my feelings with him more than I have been. But I am still new at this whole sharing how I am really feeling thing. I just dont usually do that. But I am learning. And he is very patient with me, though sometimes more than others.

I believe that most of you realize that when I am expressing anger or frustration here i am doing so that I donot blow up at hi when I do talk to him about it. I find that it helps me to stay calm. We have been working through some things that have needed sorted out for some time now and we are becoming frustrated with each other, but that doesnt mean I love him any less. He is still the best thing that ever happened and I thank God every day that I was fortunate enough to find someone with whom to share my life. I do not take that for granted at all. I love my husband and he is good to me. All fights are two sided and you often dont hear both sides so take it all with a grain of salt.

Matthew brings me breakfast in bed, and rubs my feet when I get home from work. He makes me supper when I am hungry and lets me buy shoes even though he doesnt understand why I need ANOTHER pair of black shoes. He works hard to give us a good home and he is a good man. I dont want you to ever think anything else about him, because I dont.

Anyway I wanted to set that straight at the request of a certain someone and for myself too.

Monday, August 02, 2004

dreamin bout work again

Work

To dream that you are at work, indicates that you are experiencing some anxiety about a current project or task. The dream may also be telling you that you need to "get back to work". Perhaps you have been slacking and need to pick up the pace.

To dream that you are at your former or past work, suggests that there is an old lesson that you need to learn and apply to your current situation.

To dream that you are hard at work, signifies success and merit. Alternatively, it may suggest anxieties about a current task or project. You may need to "get back to work" and stop procrastinating.

I am doing it again

Man I get two emails from Nina and karrie and I am ready to fly home. I miss them so much. I wish that I could clone them and have their copies up here with me,because I miss thm beyond words. It is like a peice of me is missing. A very mean, sacarstic, wonderful part. I cant wait to come home and see them again. Best friends are hard to find, and I really liked mine. Especially ones who share your love of making fun of people. I almost called Nina the other day until I ralized that it was four in the moring at home. Figured she wouldnt like that too much. I need to stop doing this to myself...