Well, I guess when the business is slow, that is the best time to be training. But when you're standing around the store with nothing to do for TWO AND A HALF HOURS, that is a little bit ridiculous. I think all the associates, myself included, will be glad when we move back over to our own building.
Did I ever actually blog that I got a job? I don't remember! Well, in case a didn't (and if I did, here is a recap), I finally got a job. I started training last week and today I got to train on the cash register. Congratulations, self, I can now swipe everyone's credit cards (to complete the transaction- not steal them).
Also, as we were leaving the store tonight, doing all the closing stuff you know? We could hear this water dripping in the bathroom. Go in there, and, oh look. The sink faucet has been running for how long? Yea flooded bathroom! And THEN we found a teeny, tiny lizard that we were calling a gecko (not likely, in Utah), and named him Charlie. One of my co-workers caught him and was taking him home for her small daughter to have as a pet. He was a cute little bugger and I kind of wish I had gotten a picture of him, but I am not as awesome as Chillylint and I do not carry my camera(s) with me everywhere I go.
We took a nice little family outing to my house this afternoon once Dad got home from work, and now I keep sneezing. This time because of all the dry-wall texturing stuff that was in the air. Pictures to follow soon, hopefully tomorrow.
I've had a lot of Remember When moments this past week, and a lot of these moments I actually used the phrase "Remember When." This post documents a few of those times. Definitely not all of those times, because a great majority of the day my mind is thinking "I Remember When...."
It all started when I took an impromptu mini-vacation to Happy Valley this past Thursday. I stayed with my Nicolay (previously Love Duck, because I LOVE her and all people used to be Ducks before they were Bunnies); you may recall that we were roommies 4 years ago. Sometimes we drove each other absolutely bonkers, but mostly we are BFFs. There was this one time when we went to the International Cinema on campus and bawled our eyes out. And then we got to my car and I thought I had lost the mail key (we watched that movie again on Saturday and still bawled our eyes out. Because we're cool like that). Then tehre was this other time* when I kept water in my trunk and you'd hear it rolling around when I'd stop or turn. "Ope. There goes (other roommate's) body rolling around in my trunk again. Bless her heart." And then there was this other time when we went on a double-date to see Zorro for one of her class assignments. Too bad she had seen Zorro a week before because she just Couldn't Wait. And too bad my "date" started to creep me out and I was practically in Nicolay's seat by the end of the movie.
I also got to see my Chilly over the weekend! We had fun "Remember When" times, too. We had lunch at P.F. Chang's and talked about the last time we ate at that P.F. Chang's and all the pictures she had taken of me that time. Man. Lots of memories for us at those P.F. Chang's places. We also Remembered When we took Dave with us to go watch people make out (this is the best and least-confusing phrasing I've come up with for this adventure) at Rock Canyon Park . You may remember me blogging about that one, but I'm not going to search through my archives to find the link. Sorry. And then we had fun times Remembering When about some of Chilly's best worst dates and how one of them used to be a Disneyland Dapper Dan. There was good laughing fun Friday afternoon, yet somehow I didn't make it to the quote board....
Other fun Remember When times from this past week include:
Lunch with J.J. and his beautiful Wife where we Remembered When they came to CA to visit me and we spent the day at Disneyland with his family.
Getting ice cream with Ali and we Remembered When we worked at the Bindery together and all the funny, awesome fun times we had there. Also we Remembered When we had weird co-workers that were very into themselves and made us laugh a little bit. Also we Remembered When Buddy and Drawly would crawl all over Ali after work when my sister picked us up.
And, finally, to conclude my Remember When Post, tonight I got to talk to my Kalier on the internets! I have not had much contact with my Kalier for 3, maybe 4 years. Oh, mans, did we have some fun times as roommates. Sometimes, we'd sneak out of the apartment and go get dinner together. One time, we broke in** to our own apartment after taking Yancy to campus for class (we had class to, but we didn't go because we couldn't find anywhere to park and we were both going to be late anyway) and hid out in my room for a couple of hours watching Princess Diaries.
Remember When is a fun game. If you haven't played it recently, you should! Meanwhile, I am looking forward to playing it with two of my BFF's from California in just 2 short weeks! THE TRIFECTA WILL SOON BE REUNITED!
*This was actually a reoccurring event.
**And by "broke in," I mean we quietly unlocked the door, relocked it, and snuck down the hall as quietly as we could before locking ourselves in my bedroom.
Oh, wait, I didn't blog that? Oops, sorry. Well, I'm moving into my own house. See, the neighbors reached an age of OLD as DUST (which is saying a lot, after seeing the inside of the house) and ceased to be able to really take good care of themselves (and the house, apparently). This is sad, because they were pretty awesome neighbors and we may never again get another box of chocolate from them for Christmas, which I'll miss, but they are in a Better Place** now, and are being taken care of. Anyway, so I'm moving to their house. I'd try to explain to you why it is taking me so long to move, but.... sometimes words just fail, utterly, and, well, maybe after seeing the pictures, you'll understand why I've been living with my parents for more months than I had expected to be living with them after moving back from California.
(That is not mold. That is not even white carpet. Or grey. That is just a small portion of the dust that NEVER ENDS.)
*For different values of "my own," but the phrase works.
**If the phrase "better place" can ever apply to Vegas, which I have my doubts about, but there you have it.
Finally, the long awaited promised and final installment of my trip to the Back East. Watkins Glen! Mostly I'm just going to share the pictures, but there may be one or two commentaries.
This bride was wearing wicked high-heeled white boots. I imagine they were nto quite so white after the photo-shoot.
Aww. It loves you! (Which, consequently, seems to be the theme of General Conference today.)(Natural heart-shaped crevice)
I think this centimeter is the cousin to the centimeter at Letchworth State Park.
More berries (I told you I discovered how fun they are to photograph)
This photo is also found in both versions of my calender that are for sale.
This is the unexpected cemetery we found. It was getting late, though, so I wasn't able to take very many pictures. Especially since we still had to hike all the way back to the car.
The guy buried under the gravestone on the far left was born in the 1700s.
And then there was the Woman's Comfort Station. Which, I tell you what, was maybe not so clean but it did provide some MUCH needed comfort (thanks, Dad, for not stopping at that ice cream shop 20 miles back.)
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