Monday, November 24, 2008

I heart Las Vegas

I am going to Vegas tomorrow. And I am excited.

I am excited to be reunited with:

Trader Joes
palm trees
day after thanksgiving shopping
Rachel- who is also spending Thanksgiving in Vegas

and most importantly:

The whole reason I am going to Vegas.
I would visit her even if she lived in Wisconsin.

But boy am I grateful she lives somewhere warm with slot machines in every grocery store.
I just know I am going to win big money this week.
Then I can afford to fill a whole suitcase with Chipotle burritos. And a couple In-N-Out burgers. Mmmmmm.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Retail Pet Peeves

Now I know that working at a store for 2 months doesn't make me a retail expert.
But I do know when something is annoying.

And people are annoying.

So before you head out to do your Christmas shopping, or stand in line for hours to get some great black Friday deals, let me share with you a few shopping don'ts.

1) When you are in line- BE in line. When I say "I can help the next person" I don't want to have to yell it 3 times before you remember where you are and what you are doing.

2) If YOU write "Check ID" on the back of your credit card, show YOUR ID. Did YOU write it on there to test the cashiers or to prevent someone else from using YOUR card. I appreciate the fact that you want to prevent identity theft. But those people who hand over their cards and ID together, I appreciate even more.

3) Don't ask for an extra bag so you have something to put the gift in your are buying for someone. Go to a dollar store, buy a cute bag, and put your present in there. Nothing says "I am cheap and lazy" like giving someone a present in the bag you bought it in or had to beg for.

4) When something is buy one get one... the get one free or half price is always an equal or lesser-value. Always. So don't act surprised, return everything and re-buy it all in equally priced pairs to save $3.78. I am sure the 15 minutes we spend together doing that is worth more than that!

5) If a store provides you with a shopping bag for your shopping convenience, do not (once it is empty) try to fold it up and/or place/hide it somewhere randomly. Pretty sure you are not the only person that has used a bag and there is a designated place for them to go.

6) When placing your items for purchase on the counter, is it fun to place them in the most awkward places/ distances for the person who is scanning and bagging them for you? Because I am pretty sure it isn't fun for them.

7) I support paying with cash. And paying with exact change is even better. Why not clean out the change purse- if you can do it in a timely manner. (side note- I once had a lady who was digging in her purse and pockets for at least 10 minutes looking for a $20 bill. 10 minutes. Not kidding). But if the cashier is standing there with her hand out, please don't place your 5 pennies, 3 dimes and 2 nickels on the counter. Especially when she just cut off all her nails. Thank you.

I don't mean to be negative Nancy.
And I know that cashiers/sales associates can also be annoying.
I work with one of the craziest ones out there. Stay tuned for those pet peeves.

Please-Feel free to share your complaints/pet peeves about shopping/working here.

Unless it is about me.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Cute Stuff!

Check out this cute blog Creative Cookie.

You can order some fun stuff. And even win some things too.

One of my favorite things is the menu planning system. So fun.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Adventures in Subbing

Yesterday was my first day as a Substitute teacher.

And it was even for a foods class.

Let's just say...

I found 2 boys hiding in the closet behind the door with the lights off.

A group poured their potato soup down the sink (no garbage disposal) and clogged it.

I didn't get to leave the classroom all day. I almost peed my pants. But luckily the bell rang when it did.

I had to grade presentations on Canadian explorers. (she had one social studies class)

On Monday I get to sub an elementary class. Stay tuned for more adventures.

Friday, November 7, 2008

One Word

The rules with this tag: Answer the following questions using just one word and tag seven people.

Where is your cell phone? nonexistent
Where is your significant other? good-question
Your hair color? poo
Your mother? funny
Your father? retired
Your favorite thing? sleeping
Your dream last night? forget
Your dream/goal? employed
The room you’re in? chilly
Your hobby? sewing
Your fear? kidnapped
Where do you want to be in 6 years? Idaho
Where were you last night? movies
What you’re not? sexy
One of your wish-list items? real-job
Where you grew up? canada
The last thing you did? chocolate
What are you wearing? clothes
Your TV? on
Your pet? heaven
Your computer? on
Your mood? happy
Missing someone? husband :)
Your car? dirty
Something you’re not wearing? socks
Favorite store? target
Your summer? short
Love someone? yep
Your favorite color? blue
When is the last time you laughed? recently
Last time you cried? yesterday

I choose: midge, rachel, kristi, andrea, amanda, mikaela, sydney

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Mmmmmmmm... part 2

I know you have all been dying to know what my other delicious cheese and cracker snack is.

May I introduce to you....





Divide a cheese slice into 4 pieces. Place each piece onto a saltine cracker. Top with 3 mini or 1/2 a large marshmallow.

Place under the broiler until the marshmallows are toasted and the cheese is melted.

Don't knock it 'til you try it.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The wedding is off.

Darn that Obama.
Since he won the election, my future husband won't be moving to Canada.
If only I hadn't eaten my last boyfriend.