Thursday, April 27, 2017

One duck, 2 kids, and a 2 bedroom apartment in Chicago

Growing up as kids my brother and I had a few pets.  The one of the first was a duck my uncle got me for Easter.  Yes, a duck.  What doesn’t everyone who lives in Chicago have a duck?  The duck lived in my brother’s playpen.  What he was almost a year and didn’t need it.  Of course, we also lived in a 2-bedroom apartment on the third floor.  My mom would fill up the bathtub and let it swim in there.  Since my aunt, uncle, cousins lived across the hall it had even more room to roam.  They had a gate to keep us kids upstairs so the quacker wasn’t going to go too far.

Then came the hamsters and they were squirmy little boogers.  They would get loose and get lost in the apartment.  Maybe it was me taking them out and letting them run throughout the apartment.  I was 4 and just wanted to play with it.  My mom, dad and various other family members would try to locate it.  After that we moved and we started get other pets like cats, fish, dogs, frogs, birds, and lizards.

Now not all were with us at the same time.  At some point some of the pets got lost in the house or were temporally misplaced outside (aka ran away or took a ride with a pizza delivery guy).  Yes, the cats would hitch rides with the pizza guy or the dog would jump in the pool.  But those are stories for another time as we didn’t have normal pets.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Thank you and video store sledding

Thank you to all those that read my silly things I write about.  I love seeing the page views go up.  I really do appreciate all the views.  So please feel free to share.  Even if you passing by just for a quick glance or to roll your eyes at my quirkiness or my misspelling of words.  If you don’t read my blog I’m ok with that.  I know that my writing isn’t for everyone.  I don’t get offended at all.  If I did I would hide in a pool of sparkles and never leave it.  But then I would get sparkles in strange places and that would drive me crazy.

Now on to our regular scheduled tour.  Back in the day of working in a video store we had our share of fun times after the store closed.  Now it never took place inside the store because we all liked our jobs.  But there were times when we went sledding at 1 am.  Yes, 1 am because the store closed at 12 midnight.  Why not it’s not like we could hit the bars since by time we got there we’d have time for 1 drink if that.  Plus, we did cart along some 19 and 20 year olds with us.  Now it wasn’t just one store that would come along since people transferred stores.  We would call one or two stores who would call another 1. There we would be in our work clothes sledding, laughing and running around like 16 year olds.  It didn’t matter if the lights were on or not at the sledding hill or if the park was closed.  We didn’t stay too long because we weren’t dressed right.

I know we weren't the only ones doing things like this.  Working weird retail hours you find ways to do things that are fun and won't get you in trouble.  Heck remember my trespassing post, that was a one of and didn't involve my retail video store peeps.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The news, my sparkles, and leapfrog.

Oh yes, I know what happens on the county and the world.  Does some of it bother me?  Of course it does.  But I choose not to solely focus on that.  There are enough people bringing attention to it all.  I’d rather bring attention to sprinkles, sparkles, and the monkeys that run around playing leap frog with giraffes.  What you’ve never seen that?  Oh, you don’t know what you’re missing.  Really go and see it.  It really takes the edge off of the negative stuff.  But don’t take my word on it.  You can go on being in the negative nasty world.  It’s your choice.  But if you are reading this I’m guessing you need a laugh or two.  Or you’re raising an eyebrow and what I blog about.  Because I raise my own eyebrows at when I write.  Heck it surprises me at times.  Not everybody can picture a frog and a horse playing volleyball in the ocean.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Weather, pedicures, snow, and flip-flops

It’s that time of year where you are not sure what the weather is going to do.  Given that I live in the Chicagoland area I wear a jacket for what seems like 16 months.  Now that its April I feel lost without a jacket when I leave the house.  This feeling goes on for a month until the weather actually decides to stay nice and not snow anymore.  Of course it can be 55 in the middle of winter and we bring out the shorts and the flip-flops.  Yes, this happens and we also will have a coat on too.  Because for crying out loud it is winter.

It’s also the time of year where everybody realizes they never kept up with their pedicures over the winter.  Of course there are a few who will go and get them done.  Now that’s a funny site seeing someone walking in flip-flops leaving the nail salon trying to avoid the snow.  It’s not easy to do. It could be like walking in sand but a heck of a lot colder.  

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The lost blonde sucked into work vortex aka life

I have been sucked into the work vortex.  I cannot remember my last day off or if I have even have a name.  But somehow I have managed to watch a bunch of shows on Netflix.  I walk around mumbling random things about vibrators and walking around with a bowl of goldfish.  Lack of sleep and too much work will do that.  In the end the money will be good and someone else can blog about my craziness because I’m sure some of it is pretty funny.  I’m just grateful I sell Younique so I can still look good while being 100% exhausted. 

Who ever thought of this work thing?  Because some days it is over rated.  Maybe because all I do is work.  If we all had an endless bank account that would cause a whole mess of things.  But to have enough money for house, food and the other basic items would be good.  I could work for the vacations and the fun stuff.  Heck I would stand on my head and fart sprinkles and confetti for that.

Monday, April 3, 2017

The blonde gets lost

Blonde moment of the weekend.  So I had an event this weekend at Courtyard Banquets.  So I type in the address in my GPS and go on my happy blonde self.  Well I hear the GPS say you have arrived at your destination and I’m not seeing it.  I’m like where the heck is the hotel.  See I got myself confused because it didn’t register that it wasn’t the Marriot Courtyard.  Yup so I need to read all my stuff too.   But also in my blonde defense someone else did the same thing.  I ended up getting there with enough time to set up my table and put my makeup on.  People always look at me funny when I apply my makeup at a vendor event.  I don’t do it on a regular basis but once in a while I like to so people can see how the 3D lashes come out.  Sometimes I can sell a few more lashes that way.  So I works out when I run a little late.