Monday, August 30, 2004

must be a full moon.

there is something about the end of the month... at my work, all the fucking CRAZIES come out of the woodwork.

to set this up, i am a front desk girl. i'm not a receptionist, i hang out the front desk and send everyone who comes in to where they need to be. part of the time, i just point to the part of the office they need to be in, but other times i have to spend a few minutes with someone to give them paperwork, or help them with random stuff. so, i'm a pointer and a random stuff-helper.

so today i'm helping this really nice lady. we're just about done, i'm getting some brochures and papers for her, when this lady walks in the door and immediately starts yelling.


no regard for the other people in the office. no regard for the fact that i was currently helping someone. me and the nice lady give each other a look, and i say, very politely to the woman, "i'll be with you as soon as i'm done helping this lady."


i'm trying to ignore this obnoxious woman, but it's not working very well. i say, "I'll be with you in just a second. Go ahead and have a seat."


i shit you not.

nice lady looks at me and says, "you know, I can wait a second..."

yeah, that's just what this obnoxious bitch wants. she wants everyone in the office to drop EVERYTHING to help her. i told the nice lady not to worry about it, she was here first, obnoxious lady has to wait her turn.

in the meantime, the crazy bitch has wandered into an adjacent part of the office and is screaming at the girl in that area stuff like, "WHAT DOES THIS ONE MEAN?" "HOW MUCH DOES THIS COST?"

has anyone seen that SNL skit where will ferrel is playing a character that can't control the volume of his voice? that's what this lady was like. i'm not even exaggerating.

so, finish up with the nice lady, who gives me a sympathetic look, then i try to determine what the crazy lady really needs. no matter how specific my questions were, she jsut kept repeating the same thing, along with the I'VE BEEN CALLING ALL MORNING comment. i think i've figured out what she needs, and at this point, i'm like, FUCK THIS, and i send her over to one of my co-workers (who we'll call S.) and then i leave for lunch. as i'm leaving, i walk past poor S., who gives me that wide-eyed "oh my god i can't beleive this person they are really scaring me why did you send them to me?!?!" look. you know that look.

an hour later, i return from lunch, and as i walk past S., i whisper jokingly to her, "is she gone?"

S., who looks shell shocked, shakes her head NO.

turns out, while i was gone, this woman proceeded to abuse EVERYONE she came into contact with. she asked S. to make a copy for her. then she goes, ok, well, i need three of this one, two of this one, and four of this one.
S. told her nicely, well i can do this one, but we're not kinko's. she made one person go outside to get her backpack out of her car. she was carrying a lot of cash and thought she lost it no less than THREE TIMES, and had mini almost-crying freak out moments. as S. is telling me all this, i'm really glad that i missed it. and on top of it all, she was still in the office, taking loudly to one of my other co-workers.

now, a lot of people come in asking to see Mr. X, or Mr. Z, or any of the other reps in my office. but a lot of time, they don't need to talk to a rep, they need to talk to S., so when crazy lady came in asking for Mr. X, i attempted to figure out what she needed, and it sounded like a simple thing that S. could take care of.

turns out, i was wrong, and she actually needed to talk to Mr. X. before i sent her back to S., she went to talk to MR. X. she told him that this crazy lady was yelling his name, and did he know who she was or what she needed?

he took one look and said, "hell no, and i'm going to lunch." (to be fair, Mr. X is a really good guy, and he wasn't pawning this crayz off on S. to be mean or anything.)

well, when poor S. gets this woman at her desk, and discovers that she needs to talk to Mr. X, she goes next door to the place he's having lunch and makes him come back to help her. (you go S.!)

so she is in the office making a scene for over an hour. boy, we got some good break room fodder from this one.

and to top it all off: i was really freaking out that a one year old baby had been alone in a car for over an hour on a warm day. so i went to the co-worker who had gone out to her car, and asked if there had been a baby in the car.

she said, "No, just a very bored 18 year old boy."

so this woman was not only obnoxious, but she LIED to us so we would help her before the other people. who were waiting their turn like civilized people.

sometimes i just don't get people at all, you know?

Sunday, August 29, 2004


i'm really excited that Garden State is the number one selling CD on amazon right now. It took me a week to get it (after harassing the employees at wherehouse to order more, FUN TIMES) and it was worth the effort. this CD rocks, you should all buy it, and go see the movie. it doesn't matter which order you do those things in, either, as long as you do both. ;-)

Thursday, August 26, 2004

neslee tollouse

every time i make cookies i think of that friends episode where they're trying to figure out phoebe's grandma's secret cookie recipie and it ends up being the nestle tollhouse cookies.

i'm actually not baking right at this very moment, but i need to hurry up and start soon... one of my co-workers has a birthday tomorrow. plus i've been talking about baking for about three days and if i don't hurry up and bring in some cookies, i think i'll get mobbed by an angry hoarde.

i can't wait for the weekend. i want to stay home and sleep in and stay in my pj's all day. i'll only get dressed to go see garden state again, or to go out and get the mail. i'll take a nap in the middle of that day, on saturday AND sunday. i'll work on the baby blankets for C. i'll listen to a lot of good music. i'll catch up on my olympics and clean out my tivo. and on my way home from work tomorrow i'll go to trader joes and pick up some lemon sorbet and i'll be the happiest girl ever. ;-)

i loves me some lemon sorbet.

Sunday, August 22, 2004

awol no more

so, i've been slacking lately, but i've been busy! but i'm goign to listen to my friend Liz, who said, 'update your blog!!' heehee.

last weekend started with a visit from donna and a whirlwind trip to LA. we left friday at 2:40 pm, drove, partied, slept, ate and drove. we arrived back at donnas house at 6:00 on saturday. total - ~27 hrs. RIDICS. but it was worth it to see the look on jason's face (we drove down to surprise him at his going away party). it was great to see the gang in LA, too. i only wish we had been able to stay one more day, but we were on a tight schedule.

sunday me, donna, cynthia and jason (who followed us up to SJ the night before) got lunch, and then i FINALLY got to see garden state, which was just as good as i had hoped, if not better. it's a GREAT flick. go see it.

last week was boring. i worked and slept mostly. but friday i got a call from debbie, who had a ticket to see the lion king in SF. her boyfriend was sick, could i make it? HELL YEAH. it was fantastic. definelty as good as everyone says. very sensory oveload, though. if it comes to a town near you (heh) you shoudl all go see it.

yesterday me and debie went to the mall, where i finally caved in to my intense, burning desire for cool electronic toys. yup, I BOUGHT AN iPOD. it is the COOLEST. for real. while at the mall, we also had ghiradelli sundays, which just topped off a great day. then dinner, and home to play with the new toy. whee!

today was boring. i stayed in my PJ's all day, which was nice. but now i'm frantically doing a load of laundry so i ahve clean clothes to wear to work tomorrow. ha. so like me. ;-)

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

breaking, broken

today was a huge day at work, we were having these big meetings all day, and how do i kick it off? i go out to leave for work and my car WON'T START. thank goodness my boss was totally cool and understanding, and didn't freak out at all!

this was a nice change from crappy retail job... when my battery went dead one morning my boss FREAKED out and gave me a bunch of crap. i should have expected as much, because crappy retail boss was a loser, but it still made me feel bad.

i'm still a little freaked out about the battery, because it wasn't like any dead battery i'd ever had before! the radio still worked, the lights still worked, the keyless entry still worked! i was freaked out that it was my starter or something. but it was just a dead battery, and i only ended up being 20 minutes late for work, so no big. plus, my boss said not to freak out if it happend again tomorrow, which was nice. another co-worker even gave me her number in case it happened again, so she could pick me up on her way in. how nice! my new job is so nice!

IM is still not working. this is driving me NUTS. internet still works, obviously, but some web pages won't load. it's not a random thing, either... it's the same few sites constantly (and i KNOW they're still online). any thoughts/suggestions? because not having IM is KILLING ME. it's saving me time, but it's KILLING ME. ;-)

Tuesday, August 10, 2004


for some strange reason, some websites that i read won't load. they load on my parent's computer, but not mine. i've tried a couple different browsers, too, with no luck. that, and today IM won't load. what the hell is going on?? this is disturbing. i am LOST without IM.

saw The Whothis weekend. it was good times. Pete Townshend did that arm-swinging thing all night, which was amazing to me! yeah, he's been doign to for a few years (heh) but to always hit the strings, to not bash your hand into the side of your guitar once or twice? amazing if you ask me. Roger Daltrey looks awwwfully good for his age.

fianlly bought a new printer. it's about damn time, i say. it's an HP photosmart 7260. so far, works like a dream. but then again, so did my last printer until it BROKE, with no hope of repair. grr. but the new one is good times. i can finally print 8*10's and 5*7's of my photos! whee!

Thursday, August 5, 2004

stream of conciousness.

i am so totally obsessed with a favor house atlantic by coheed and cambria. i hear it, and realize that the singers voice should annoy the hell out of me, but it doesn't. great song. great song.

i spent a few days in SF earlier this week for training for my new job. it was goooood tiiimes. i wouldn have preferred it if i'd had someone to hang out with, but whatevs. SF is the bomb. my company put me up in a nice hotel, i got to take a nice walk to the class (15 blocks! and i walked!!!!) and they are gonna pay me back for my food. wheeee. after i walked back to my hotel the first day, i bummed around for about an hour, and then pulled out the phone book to look for some edible food for dinner. it was then that i realized that i was close to the cable car line that would take me to the financial district and THE FOUR STORY OLD NAVY. and VIRGIN MEGASTORE. and SEPHORA. by then it was getting dark, and there was no way in hell i was riding the cable car into downtown ALONE and in the DARK. so my bank account was safe, but damn. i wanted to go to old navy!! heh.

found out last weekend that one of my closest friends is a FANTASTIC photographer. he was never big on photography, so this was a bit of a shocker. it inspired me to pull out my camera, which i had been ignoring since i got back from my trip in June. I didn't take many photos while i was in SF, because i was alone and a little paraniod that someone on a bike would ride by and snatch my camera, but i got a few decent photos while walking around. i'm going to upload them tonight to three by fives, along with a bunch of photos from last time i was at disneyland, and maybe even some from when i was in AZ. we'll see. everytime i think i'm going to post photos, i end up slacking. bah.

this weekend is going to be totally nuts. i'm spending the evening with my mom and grama tomorrow, then seeing the who on saturday night, then shopping with my friend H. on sunday, and then going to a play sunday night. dishes? laundry? BAH! heh. i'm just resigning myself to the fact that my house will never be clean.

last but not least, i'd like to announce the opening of WWW.ABREEVS.COM. I'm sure some of you have noticed me talking about abreevs and wondered what it was... well, now you can find out! learn the history, see a list of common words, media sightings, get your most pressing questions answered, and best of all, learn how you can speak abreevs and incorporate it into your life! you can also submit new words, sightings, or jsut leave a comment. Abreevs Dot Com was whipped up in a few days as a birthday gift for Danny, the king of Abreevs. it was fun (and a challenge!), so i hope you enjoy it.