giddy and crappy all rolled up in one

2003-04-13 - 12:25 p.m.

It was finally sunny and somewhat warm this weekend, we took the dog for lots and lots of walks and trips to the park.

I bought two new skirts yesterday. They make me so giddy. I know they are just pieces of material sewn to cover my butt, but they are pretty and girly and make me feel giddy! My husband actually came shopping with me. I didn't spend too much time, I already had my eye on one and spotted the other. But he was good, he ooohed and aaaahed when I tried them on and didn't look at the price tag. I've got a great hubby!

I've been feeling pretty crappy these last few days. Tired, achy, just plain ole yucky. There is nothing wrong with me, my iron might be a bit low, but mostely, I'm just getting rid of all the hormones from the last cycle. So this afternoon, I'm going for a nice massage. I can't wait! I'm sure the aches will be back tomorrow, but I will feel so good this afternoon....

Weekend tv roundup: I was surprised to find someone other than Leslie on While you Were Out. She seemed nice enough and did a good job, but I don't like it when shows change on me like that.... Love U was interesting, but what happened to Faking It??? Must visit the TLC website and find out.... Trading Spaces was good, not the most spectacular episode ever, Laurie did what she always does... I did enjoy What Not To Wear, having gone through that stage of my life not so long ago...

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We don't want any. Thank you very much.

2003-04-11 - 1:30 p.m.

I feel snubbed by spammers. I used to get a ton of lude and perverted spam, but lately, I've been getting an absurd amount of spam related to Sceptic Systems... What happened? Did I suddenly age past porn, right to sceptic tanks??? Even the pasta-pot spam was less offensive to me than this!!!

No intersting searches to report, nobody accidentally stumble upon my little piece of the web in the last 24 hours.

Once in a while, we get a visit at the store from some door-to-door salesmen trying to sell us any manner of crap, like cheap toys you would find at the dollar store, soap that looks like it was made in the 80's and tons of variances on the laser-light theme.... I can spot them the minute they walk into the door: men in 49$ suits with large duffel bags are not usually in the market for our type of funky gifts... I try to save them the time of going through their whole schpiel by telling them right away that whatever it is, I'm not interested. They usually get it and leave right away. Some will try to show me the "greatest" deal going right now and insist on opening up their bag and showing me their "wares" (I'm trying to be polite).

Yesterday, two guys walked into the store. The tall guy walked in front, dressed in his best impression of a stylish man, except it was a cheap suit, with a parka on top, and the dead give-away, black tennis shoes. Behind him was a man who was clearly new to this country and didn't speak English very well, but he gave me a big smile and an apologetic shrug, like he already knew what was going to happen. Tall guy walked right up to me with the fakest smile and asked me how I was doing. I smiled back, aswered I was fine and politely told him I don't buy from door-to-door salesmen.

He got a bit ticked, but tried to smile through it, and started telling me he wasn't a door-to-door salesman, he was a Rep for an international importer of great gift ware sold in major retail chains (and he proceeded to name the local chain of drug stores). I smiled again, told him I'm sure his things were perfect for said chain, but I prided myself on buying only from small independant companies and my customers expected me to have unique and unusual things, so they was really no point in wasting both of our times, and he should go somewhere where they might actually be interested in his stuff. Well, he totally lost it. He sent his helper outside and proceeded to rant for what seemed like an eternity about how he was no door-to-door salesman, that I was nothing but a salesgirl (I did point out that I actually owned the store), that he would be a millionaire long before me and that I was nothing but a snob.

I agreed with him and told him that he should simply leave and go where someone was less snobby and spend his valuable time with them. I guess he sensed the sarcasm in my voice, because he became even more beligerent, and frankly, he started scaring me. I asked him to leave the store, that his screaming at me would get us nowhere. He refused to leave. I told him I would call the cops and, this is the best, he told me to go ahead, that they had already removed him from 2 other places this morning, he wasn't scared of them!!!! Oh yeah! That's the way to sell your stuff, threathen store owners and have the police remove you from the premises.

I guess I started screaming pretty loudly too, because he finally left. But it took a few minutes after he was gone until I was able to feel OK again. He really did scare me. If he had been a robber, I would have given him the cash and that would have been the end of that. But what could I do about this guy?!?!?

I know I could have just looked at this crap and then said no, but I think he would have gotten just as upset, if not more for letting him get all his stuff out.... I really don't know what I'll do next time I get one of them in here. I know people have to earn a living, but please, if you are peddling junky imports, don't stop by my store!

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the things people search for....

2003-04-10 - 3:03 p.m.

Well, the dreaded appointment came and went. The news is, we have to wait two full cycles to try again, so it will be early June before anything can be done. I guess I'm OK with that, I understand the reasoning behind it, but I'm ready to go. I wanted to try again this month....

I don't like to admit my addiction to Reality TV to too many people, but the shows last night force me to bring it up today. Rickey was booted off AI??? That makes no sense what-so-ever. He was not a great singer, and I could see him in the bottom 3, but Carmen or KCaldwell should have gone long before him. Something fishy is going on with the voting.... I suspect a Fox-led conspiracy!

As for The Bachelor, could he not *see* how drunk that girl was? (They all look the same, I can't remember her name). I could understand the first time she got drunk: no food, champagne, hot tub, it's excusable. But at the rose ceremony... Puh-leeeeaaase! For the record, I like Liz the best, not 'cause she's the only one with dark hair, I find her rather honest looking, truly pretty and.... OK, I have no idea, it's just a tv show and I really shouldn't care so much.

Intersting searches that have brought people here: A few days ago, I was checking my stats and found that someone had actually gotten here by searching for mash potato martini, which I mentioned a few days back.

I actually come up first in Google, which is a little scary. It's also scary that people are actually looking for this. It seemed so tacky to me. I guess it just goes to show how out of touch I am....

Scarier still is someone Googling "David Bloom" "jew" as a search and coming up with my entry on his death.

And someone who was trying to find something on the TLC program Faking It, about the drag racer turned drag queen performed 3 different searches and kept coming up with my entry. Sorry buddy, just my little blog!

I apologize for the lack of intersting stuff in today's entry. I have too much on my mind. I'll try to come up with something interesting tomorrow...

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un-inspired

2003-04-09 - 10:39 a.m.

Hubby and I went on a "Date" last night... We haven't been doing too much together lately, so we went to see "Phone Booth". It was good. We both enjoyed it, and we made it back in time to watch both American Idol and 24. With our "Tivo-like" system, I was able to cut AI down to only 20 minutes, and we caught up to 24 live about half-way into it, so we didn't have to sit through too many commercials. This is the ONLY way to watch tv!

I haven't allowed myself to think about this too much, but we have an appointment at the fertility clinic tomorrow. We will discuss our failed cycle last month and see how soon we can try again. Also, I guess we will try to find out if anything can be done to bring my right ovary back to life.... I don't want to think about it too much, but deep down, I'm a little worried. What if nothing can be done? I'm not quite ready to hear that yet. I don't know that I'll ever be ready to hear that....

OK, let's move on to fun things. I actually found this a few weeks ago, but then I kinda forgot about it. I was reading one of my regular reads, Ultra Tart, and she mentioned it, so I decided to bring it up: Ru Paul has a blog. It's very funny, and full of gossip about hollywood people, including a bathroom encounter with Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston....

Another site I really like is The Non Expert. The guy knows nothing about nothing, yet he'll gladly help you solve your problems, whatever they are. It's really quite funny.

OK, I actually have to do work now.... I have to start drawing up some plans for the layout of the new store. We still don't have a moving date yet, but since it will be very short notice, I'd better get as ready as possible.

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do you know a fence guy?

2003-04-08 - 10:57 a.m.

it's Tuesday morning, which means for me, it's really Monday morning! Confused much? Monday is my day off, the store is closed, so Tuesday is back to work day for me, hence, Monday morning.... I'm out of it this morning. The combination of loosing an hour with re-setting the clocks on Sunday and a particularly difficult "time of the month" (must have to do with the hormones I was on last month) makes me feel yucky and sluggish....

To make myself feel ready to face the day, I put on my new t-shirt from hi monkey!, with a lovely pink spring skirt, and of course, my super hero powers... My husband said I looked nice. That was sweet of him. But I could tell he doesn't understand how the right combo of clothes, shoes and jewlery can help make the day go a little smoother...

So we want to fence in our yard. Mortimer needs to be able to play outside more, and we need to continue doing human things without having to spend every waking moment entertaining him. So if we fence in our yard, he can play to his heart's content and chase birds and squirrels without ending up 5 houses away from home. The problem is, we live in a very old part of town, where NOBODY has a fence. People have nice hedges, pretty flowers, but no fences. So we have to get a permit, dig up the existing hedges (that serve absolutely no purpose in keeping Mortimer in the yard) and have the fence put up. We orignially wanted a nice black rod iron fence. It's stately, it goes with the style of our house, and unfortunately, it's the price of a small car!!! So now we are looking for a "wwod-fence guy". Not so easy to find in a neighbourhood where no one has a fence. The lawn guy offered to do it, but I've seen the way he cuts the grass, I'm not too sure I want him to put up a fence! So we keep looking...

These are the aspects of home ownerships that make me long for my apartment dwelling days, when my biggest problem was a bad smell in the elevator. Now, my palm pilot has a special category for house related people: plumber, electrican, lawn maintenance, A/C guy, etc... I happen to be a very handy girl, my dad thought me well, I can rewire a lamp, do lots of things with a drill and a jigsaw, and don't get me started on my Dremel! But some things are just to big for me, like our basement renovation, or installing a fence. And at those times, I feel completely useless. It's hard for me to admit: I can't do everything.

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