Saturday, December 31, 2005

I saved $52 yesterday!!

My new boss, however temporary, is a motherfucker...just don't like him. He's sexist in a cultural way. He's rude. He's arrogant. He knows nothing of the JCP way, though he is not new to JCP. I think he got the job as a way to get rid of him whether by his previous manager or by the company.

My real boss has worked so hard over the past few years to turn around a slow salon and she grew sales tremendously. It is just sad that this fucker might destroy that. A lot of good and productive stylists will leave on his watch.


On another note, the holidays have been divine. E has always not been able to take her company's provided holiday time because as art director, she has a magazine to get out and it has a deadline. She has usually been found in the office every daay that everyone else is off, which is usually at least xmas week. This year, the bossman specified she take the days elsewhere. So she has taken a day here and there to coincide with my days off. I think she thinks I think there is such a thing as too much togetherness. Not so. Perhaps there is, but I have not experienced it.

We have been slugging some days, shopping, holidaying...nice.

Did I say shopping? On Thursday we shopped til we dropped. Then after coming home to rest and recoup, we went out to dinner and shopped some more. New dishes might get unpacked today!! I need tto go through the old dishes and check a few and then shelve a few in the laundry room. We need to keep a few 'just in case' dishes. There is also a new kitchen shelf to install which is E's department It will house all things tea I think and maybe some fine glassware. Maybe.

Yesterday, Y2E had their annual customer appreciation sale. Everything in the store was 20% off and clearance and books were 30% off. I didn't even go near the books. What a good girl I was. I did, however, get some lovely yarn. I even thought ahead to xmas next year and got stuff for a few scarves. I promise pics will be taken and posted. The sale continues today, so if that fucker I work for plucks my last nerve, perhaps some retail therapy might be in order.


Happy New Year.

Monday, December 26, 2005

mani-pedi delight

Not only am I fresh back from a manicure and pedicure, but I was able to convince dear sweet elizabeth to get one

Friday, December 23, 2005

And the winner is...

Me. I win. Woohoo...

When I first learned to knit, oh, about 3 months ago now, I stumbled across dishcloth patterns for each state. The woman who designed them made them into an afghan and she raffled it off for some cancer charity. I sent her $5 for a ticket in support of what she has done by making the patterns available and I just got a call from her saying I won!!

The afghan is red white and blue in the pattern of a flag and my mother is simply going to flip. I asked rhonda to send it to her directly and I am not going to even mention it. I will just wait for my mom to tell me she got this package in the mail and it was the oddest thing...


Thursday, December 22, 2005

A post, she asks for...

Seems to me I have been busy lately. Connor is here and we are running around doing stuff beyond work. Last night we went to the pool hall for an hour or so and Beth came to hang out for a little while. I made her a blanket for xmas for all the teasing she does about my old lady ways of crochet and knitting. It is rainbow striped and very gay, its true salvation. Yet another project left unphotographed, but I can snap a pic next time I am over at Beth's.

Tonight after work is Dave and Buster's.

Work is its own set of drama at the moment. My boss was finally transferred and we see her a few hours this week as she is trying to help the new guy. Leo. Don't like him. If I wasn't transferring next month with my boss, I would be quitting sooner, not later. He is pretty incompetent and sexist in a cultural way. Very look down my nose at the american(or really any) women. ?He walks around with this you don't need to explain anything to me as I can deal with it all as it arises attitude, yet he doesn't have a clue. Really. Sure, any of us can manage personalities to a degree, but he has no clue about ordering supplies or scheduling or handling customers in 'the Penney way". He proved this yesterday and I am just glad my transfer has been approved. I wonder was he promoted and transferred to be gotten rid of. Given just enough rope to hang himself, perhaps.

I will need to sit and update further, soon, I promise. I am off now to do some side hair before work. Woohoo.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005


Saturday, December 17, 2005

spam commenting?

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So I have been getting these type of comments, three recently, and I just can't find the post they are on which leads me to believe they are burried in an old post. Is this something for concern?


Thursday, December 15, 2005

killing time at Neiman's

While at the Galleria the other day I saw a cute little display of Bobbi Brown cosmetics. There was a pack of lip tubes for $25 and a pack of brown eye shadows a trio if I remember, for $40. Could be time to purge the cosmetic basket and restock. Maybe they will still be around after the holiday...

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Would I be a yarnaholic?

If this were on my xmas list?

Friday, December 09, 2005

Apparantly, it can get better...

Reheated leftover fries and fried crawfish from Annabelle's. Yumm.

god bless Costco

Fresh blueberries from Costco in December. And they are soft. And sweet. and simply luscious with a dab of sour cream and brown sugar. Life doesn't get much better than this.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Santa, baby...

I'm not sorry to say my wish list is not the same ideal as E's. Adds to the yin and yang, I like to think. One of the greatest gifts, JCP *finally* made the store announcement. The scheduled opening is Feb 5 qand my boss will be the salon mgr and I will be right there with her. That said, let's get on to more tangible info for Santa, baby.

Santa should know that Foley's currently has a Vera Wang fragrance gift pack. Actually they have three of them, small, medium, and large. The medium one is actually the large bottle of fragrance with lotion combo and if santa chooses this one she actually gets more bang for the buck because a VW candle comes with it as a gift with purchase.

Virginia peanuts in a tin might be available at Cost Plus. Maybe. Double chocolate dipped peanuts are certainly available at Crate & Barrel.

Various books, including but not limited to and not in any particular order:
Loop-d-Loop by Teva Durham
holiday Knits by SaraLucas and Allison Isaacs
Alterknits by Leigh Radford
Invasion of DTWOF by Alison Bechdel
The Knitting Experience Book 2 Purl
The knitting Experience Book 3 Color

While I appreciate Santa makes everything herself at her workshop (she don't need no stinking elves), Michael's and Hobby Lobby usually have a 40% off one item coupon available online and Michael's has a good selection of knitting books.

There is a divine leather jacket I have been eyeing...

La Femme
Nikita Season 3. In a previous post I know I stated I would not be buying this until I hit the new goal weight. Well, this does not prevent Sants, baby from getting it for me. Costco is the best price if they have any and Columbia House had it on sale recently.

A Kitchen Aide 6 quart whoop de do stand mixer. OK. A 5 qt would do.

More to come as it crosses my mind.


It isn't even 7 am and the construction workers are at it out front. Sure, I want them to be done and gone, but what the fuck is wrong with those people. Yes I need to be up for work anyway, but really.

Going to Atlanta next month. Any ideas?

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Why Wah and an announcement

Well, the announcement should have been made months ago and I am over thinking I might jinx it. JCP is going into the mall that is just a mile from home and with any luck, my manager will get the salon and take me with her. I currently work at the Sugarland location which is 15 miles and one $1.25 toll away. It is a 17 minute commute most days. A two minute no toll commute will be much preferred. Can anyone say Santa bring me a scooter?

The wah was because I could not get into my site to read my dailies. I could get in to post, but not to read.


Monday, December 05, 2005


Sunday, December 04, 2005

Yes, my fingers were flying elsewhere.

As Cris suspected, the lack of posts is somehow proportional to the scarves I was crocheting for AssistHers. They currently have 30 clients and I made scarves for each of them which will be added to the holiday baskets each client receives. The scarves are done. Whew.

I have also knit other scarves along the way and I am currently working on my International Scarf Exchange scarf for my secret pal. I would link to her blog or tell you where she is but if she is reading, which I doubt, it would be less a secret, huh?I need to takes pics all around which I might do today or tomorrow. I need to photograph stuff for an etsy site as well, so tomorrow might be the day.

I love the wool E bought me from I was winding it into balls so I could play with it, but then I see dye on my fingers. The smart thing to do would be to rewind it into hanks and give it a wash before playing with it further. Which means it needs to hang dry. Which means a week or so before I get to play. I have 7 hanks from them all of various weights and I don't know if I should prewash all of them as a matter of course or not. Needs further consideration.

I need to go get my ass into the shower if I am to go to Crate & Barrel before working 3-10 tonight. Yes, tonight. 3. to 10.


Friday, December 02, 2005

post slacker

December 2nd? When did it get to be December? Why does that date ring a bell?

Silly, I know the answer why. December 2nd is the night of Carol's annual xmas party. Hundreds of lesbians having a house party to mix and miingle. I have on the cutest jeans right now and a grrlygrrl top is hanging in the closet. When I get to work I'll get the ooh, Maxine must be going somewhere she's so put together. Then they'll say Well the makeup will consist only of eyeliner, but siince I can't seem to give a shit on a regular basis about what I am wearing on my self or my face, people will talk.

I love it when those bitches have something to talk about and it's me.