Crabby Cake

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Random 3 day-ish weekend for me!

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Who doesn’t love a 3 day weekend? Especially when it falls on an actual weekend?

But on Thursday I was asked if I could work on Friday. Our beer guy is out with bronchitis. Um yeah, um wait… um, no! Um wait, I could but only from 6p-10p. (I was hoping that they’d say no due to the fact it was so late.) I sent my boss an email saying I would be able to work those hours due to having prior commitments during the day at 10:30a and at 4p.

Low and behold, I got a voice mail  saying it would be really awesome if I could work that shift and would I please call her back to verify ASAP. Blah. I get to do beer and wine stuff. I get to make sure it all looks full and pretty. Best of all, its Friday night and I can bullshit with a bunch of people about booze.

I still have Saturday and Sunday off. Saturday is full of nothing, maybe a nap or 2? Sunday, my mom and I are doing the St. Patrick’s Day Dash and I’m going to a private wine tasting at a fellow employee’s house. I don’t have to work on Monday until 3p. All in all, it should be a super weekend.

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March 13, 2009 at 12:03 pm

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resume snafu..

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So, if you’re a pretty good looking chick putting your picture on your resume might seem like a great idea… but it only works if the person hiring you is:

  • male
  • a lesbian
  • single of the above
  • not so bright
  • unprofessional

But if you are my boss you would say it is pretty unprofessional. Or that “just because you’re good looking doesn’t guarantee you an interview.” I personally found it tacky.

Amen, the end.

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February 23, 2009 at 11:48 pm

Do not want.

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While at work, the whole “DO NOT WANT!” thing doesn’t work.

Yes, I’m way far behind today. I’m glad you’d like me to show this new person some of my skills but um, not today.¬† Oh wait, what? You’ll come back later? Um, that doesn’t work so much either. He can help me? Not so much if I kinda have to stop and tell/show what I’m doing. No offense new dude! I’m just a little overwhelmed. Oh wait, can I get that hour back now that we’re done? No?!

(heaviest sighs of all sighs.)

I’m all for wanting people to be good and successful when they start a new job, but I’m not really good at training people on a normal day.

Today was just not my day. When I left, I’m surprised I didn’t burst into tears. I even remember to take my B stress and all of my other supplments, I’m not sure how awesome I would have been without them.

A bad day ending of a long ass week and pms = no fun.

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February 22, 2009 at 4:48 pm

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hi ho hi ho…

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Ugh.Tomorrow is my last day of getting up at 5:10a… for a while at least. Thankyou,buhbye. I need normal/old sleeping patterns please.

Now that I have my serving license, I can work wine tastings. I’m working one on the 5th! I’m excited to do and learn something new.

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February 21, 2009 at 6:43 pm

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Peace, I love the word peace.

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I’m having one of those moments. The one that goes something like “aaahh, I’m at peace with myself.”

I had my annual review at work last week. All I can say is “hell yes!” Basically my boss said I’m a great staff member with the most cross training in our store. She also wants to see me be more confidant in what I know. Hey, I can totally do that! She also is really pushing me to learn more about beer and wine. Hey, I’m getting my pouring license today! Oh, and I got the whole talk less to distract other staff members less, again. Even thought I’m professionally trained as a massage therapist, I love that I’m working where I’m working. I think if anyone will help me get ahead in the company, it will be my current boss. I’m very happy that she is at my location and I hope she stays. I also feel pretty awesome that I can’t really think of anything bad to say about the company I work for, even after almost 7 years. I love what we do, stand for, and how much we are involved in the communities we are in.

I also feel like I have my money under control. Getting my tax return helped with this. I paid extra on my credit cards. I’m using Microsoft money to help me organize my bills. I finally have just one student loan to pay off, I’ve already paid off three.

My goal for the next few months is to stay on track with Weight Watchers and not lose and gain the same 5 pounds over and over. I’m so close to being under 200. I haven’t been under 200 since 2002 or late 2001. I’m finally back to where I can say, I gained a crap load of weight on Paxil but I’ve lost 50lb of it. I feel like my goal of 155 is so far off, but I’m very “eyes on the prize” right now. I’m going to Napa this summer and I want to wear little sun dresses!! I’m thinking about getting a tattoo of my highest weight on my ribcage as a reminder of how far I’m come and where I never want to go back to.

I also want to start looking more polished. I feel that being fatter has always given me an excuse to not look good, things never fit right! (as I say this I’m lounging in sweats and a Hanes tee) I actually know a thing or two about style, I just have been larger and poorer than I am at the moment. I’ve already invested in a beautiful pair of boots. (boots first because I’ll always be a size 9, no matter how big my ass is) I’m ready to invest in staples, and staples are where its at! Invest in the classic pieces that will look great in 5 years. And with the way the economy is going, why would you want to invest in trendy anything?

And lastly, I can’t wait for Kevin and I to be able to buy a house. I love the little house we are in now. We both have offices. We don’t have to commute to work. We have a yard with lots of potential. I really hope we can buy this house.

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February 9, 2009 at 11:33 am

yes’m

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When your new boss asks if you can do this, this, this and that?
The answers are yes, yes, yes and of course.

After feeling like I was shit on for a year, I’m so ready to redeem myself.

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August 28, 2008 at 10:29 pm

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Happy Friday!

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Watermelon juice? Years ago when I worked in a juice bar the summer was always fun, fruit flies by the platoons! But we used to make random fruit concoctions including stuff with watermelon. Today I got a free Evolution Watermelon juice. Let me tell you, it’s like summer in a container! And minus the seeds! And there was no extra crap in it, just juice! Um, but the price is a bit higher than you might pay for an Odwalla, but after hearing about this company, it might be worth it on those days I feel like blowing $4 on a juice.

Today was fantastically started by waking up at 5:30 only to realize I was supposed to have been at work a half hour prior… reseting the alarm time and setting the alarm are two different things.

I order this shirt from The Herbivore Clothing Co. I am not a vegetarian any more, but I really care about food and the way it is grown and processed and where it comes from. I was also stoked because I was able to order a large.

My mom took me shopping yesterday because she understands the whole “I’ve lost weight, and now I want to wear clothes that are closer to my size, even though I’m not done losing weight yet.” thing. Thanks mom, I love you. She lost 30lbs doing the South Beach Diet (um, she read the book, there was no online program when she did it) and has kept it off for something like 2 years. She looks great, I’m proud of her. She’s proud of me. But, when she was losing weight she had extra cash to spend on clothes and bought a whole new wardrobe. I’m excited because I can wear stuff from Ann Taylor Loft again without feeling like I’m squishing into everything, some thing yes, I squish… most things, no squish, but not always flattering. She bought me jeans that were $20 that I fit into. Even if I can only wear them for 2 months or something, $20.

I have a dinner date with an old friend from my OSU days in a week. Yay!

Summer has arrived in Seattle, thank god! 90 degrees tomorrow?!

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June 28, 2008 at 1:59 am

On to my next step?

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So I’m trying to figure out what to with my professional life…
stay and grow in the company I’m in?
go back to massage? (but I can only do this 25 to 30 hours a week…)
go back to school?
-go to school for culinary anthropology type stuff?
-go to school for nutrition stuff?
-got to school for what?
-go to school and learn about business and marketing? (this probably involves lots of math, which I fail at.)

But I don’t know who to talk to!?
A life coach?
A college guidance counselor?

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June 17, 2008 at 10:55 pm

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its raining beer and glass!

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I love me some beer.
But nothing says gross like having one explode while in your hands. Amazingly enough, I all the broken glass hit the floor and not my arm.
At least this time, I didn’t smell like cheap Rolling Rock, which is what a managed to wade through last week…

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June 1, 2008 at 5:49 am

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ah hem..

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Last night Kevin was yelling at me because I had my shoes on in the couch. “Why are shoes on in the couch?”
In the couch?

Something about being in the couch makes me think that it needs it’s own area code. Or that it is possibly a whale that swallowed us?. You can only be in the couch if you are a remote control.

You can’t be mean to people as a business strategy.
I read this last night in a recent copy of Elle.

My boss needs to be shown this statement. Although, I’m sure he’s one of those people who have no idea what people actually think of him. If I find someone to be really fake, guess what my attitude is toward them? Really fake as well. That and the guy treated me like absolute shit from the moment he stepped foot in the place. Guess what, we can’t wait until you leave.

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April 1, 2008 at 4:13 pm

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mmm, food and people who like them

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” What do you want to do for dinner?”

“Not make it.”

“Um. Nice.”

Tonight, I’m making dinner.

Today I met Gluten-Free Girl aka Shauna James Ahern. She shops where I work as well as teaches cooking classes for my co-op. I thought I recognized her from some place and couldn’t place it. As soon as I scanned her employee card I figured it out. I told her I had read her blog and that thought I knew her from somewhere and couldn’t place her. She said that that has been happening more in the recent months. Anyway, she was super nice and I thought I’d share that info with you.

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March 25, 2008 at 11:28 pm

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