Wicked cool update for ya’ll…

Posted in Uncategorized on March 28, 2014 by swinglizrd

Quick update for everyone! Our jobs are going well, and we are enjoying the work and the people at our respective stores! We are finally starting to pay down the accumulated bills *i think we were at least two months behind on every bill but rent*. Thanks to everyone for your support during the crazy few months of unemployment. I signed on at Michael’s as a temporary employee, but I have a feeling they are going to keep me past the April let go. The framing manager is dying to cross train me so they have more than 4 custom framers and the customer experience manager told me “you arent allowed to go anywhere! we are keeping you here forever!” LOL i guess i must be doing something right :) I’m hoping once everything settles down with the resets that are going on in the area, i will have some semblance of a normal schedule. *but retail is never normal.. amiright?*  Some days i open and Brandon closes, some days are opposite.  The past few fridays have actually been great with BOTH of us having the day off *although Brandon has had some personal training clients in the afternoon and evening, so i guess technically thats not a day off for him.*

My weight loss kind of plateaued for a bit, but a couple of days ago i broke through and i weigh less now than i have in like 3 or 4 years… I’m thinking i’m halfway to my uppermost goal weight which is what i weighed when i got married, so that is about 28 more pounds to go.  I had to buy new jeans when i started work and those are now starting to get a bit baggy… IN A FREAKING MONTH..

YAY!

So, anyway.  Thanks for everything everybody.  Those who messaged me with words of love and comfort, and those who supported in different and most welcome ways… Thank. You.

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Love as thou wilt,

Liz

PS : My accent is becoming quite strange with a crazy southern twang on some words and i’m exhibiting a New England tendency on other words… And hoo boy, when i talk to someone with that southern twang, they love it the next time i’m at work, because i slide into old habits.. LOL

Thoughts of the Day *possible rants ahead*

Posted in Uncategorized on March 1, 2014 by swinglizrd

*Note: I am recently back in the retail sector, so i shall be ranting periodically about this.  Ignore me if you feel you must… *

 

1. I REALLY cannot believe they are going through with making a 50 Shades of Grey movie.  I’m astounded. Seriously. Everytime i see news about it, i just want to vomit.

2. Guys and gals… It is SO seriously rude to be on the phone when you are checking out at a store.  How is this still a thing? Cashiers cannot communicate with you about your purchase, then you come in later angry or want to return something because you didn’t know about a coupon or sale? The customer may always be right, but you ain’t always polite. 

3. READING SALE SIGNS AND THE FINE PRINT ON COUPONS IS SO IMPORTANT!  Know what you are purchasing BEFORE you get to the register. If you need to find a salesperson on the floor to ask your questions, DO IT. The cashiers are there to complete your purchases and having to call a manager up to void said purchases because you didn’t read signs and make sure you understood them is not a great way for ANYONE *you, cashier, manager, customers behind you in line* to spend their time.

4. I’m bragging here… I’ve lost 22 Lbs. Yup.. I have. I’m hoping for more.

5. I really want to take the jewelry making and crocheting classes at work.  

6. I love winter.  I will love spring just as much when it finally comes to town.

7. I miss all my SC peeps. Yeah, ya’ll know who you are :)

8. Fajitas are really good.  

9. I confess,  I love MTV’s Teen Wolf.  Go ahead and make fun *but dont give me any of the new season spoilers. i will kill you*

10. Oh yeah, and Vampire Diaries *AGAIN, NO NEW SEASON SPOILERS… i will hate you forever for ruining my trashy tv viewing*

11. I will never not love Paul Newman. He will always be amazing to me… This gif of him and James Dean is EVERYTHING…

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Dear everyone in the world…

Posted in BLARG!!!, Random shit, Ranting, Uncategorized on January 14, 2014 by swinglizrd

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While scrolling through Facebook i encountered this article.  If you don’t have time right now to read it, basically the writer, a mother with an autistic little girl was sending a very powerful thank you note to a man that was seated next to them on an airplane.  While obviously a busy business man, he took the time during the flight to be kind to this little girl.  He took the time to play with this little girl.  He even too the time to try to help comfort this little girl when she lost it toward the end of the flight.  Folks, let me tell you, and i think we ALL know this.

THIS SORT OF KINDNESS IS A DYING BREED IN OUR WORLD.

I encountered a situation where the person acted the opposite of what the the angelic man in the article did.  I wrote a blog post about it, but never published it… I just never took the time to edit or post it, so it’s not perfect, but here it is anyway…

~Patience, kindness and understanding are altogether lacking in this day and age. Recently, while traveling I sat directly across from a woman who had a mother with a toddler in her lap behind her.  The toddler was laughing and happy even through the airplane taking off, unfortunately she was, as most toddlers are, very wiggly.  The child accidentally pushed the woman’s chair a couple of times.

The woman became extremely (and in my opinion unnecessarily and overly) annoyed.  The toddler again tapped her seat and the woman pushed from her feet through to the seat back and the back hit the toddler in the head.  Of course loud crying ensued disturbing the rest of the cabin and making life miserable for the poor mother.  When the child calmed, I looked back and made silly faces at her, making her smile.

The angry  woman looked to be in her sixties, but I have no idea if she had any children or grandchildren of her own.  I simply  don’t understand why she couldn’t have turned around and calmly asked if they could try to keep the child from bumping her seat. A smile and a kind word go a lot further than an Immature temper tantrum.

Our world is so full of narcissism, impatience, immaturity, and hate.We all know this. If we are decent human beings we should strive to alleviate some of the negativity by simply letting things be.  As decent human beings we should offer a few more smiles everyday.  As decent human beings we should forgive a toddler for being as nature intended them.

The rest of the flight passed without further incident, but I found myself holding animosity in my heart towards this bitter woman.  I was angry that she put forth her negativity and injured *even slightly* a child.  How then do I deal with MY negative feelings about this encounter?

I realize i had no idea what kind of day that woman was having, to me though it doesn’t excuse any behavior like that.  I suppose i shall just accept it for the learning experience, reminding myself to be a bit kinder, a bit more gentle to people i encounter day to day.

Love as thou wilt,

Liz


Failure

Posted in Uncategorized on March 4, 2013 by swinglizrd

Test failed.  Researching… Will return to regular scheduled programming as soon as possible. 

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Posted in Uncategorized on March 4, 2013 by swinglizrd

This is only a test…. 

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I’m Comic Sans….

Posted in Uncategorized on December 8, 2012 by swinglizrd

Saw this on Dooce and couldn’t resist! I love it when the first thing i read is something hilarious like this.  *warning for those of you with virgin eyes.. Cursing lies ahead*

 

McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Monologue: I’m Comic Sans, Asshole..

via McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Monologue: I’m Comic Sans, Asshole..

 

Love as thou wilt

Liz

Thoughts about my husband.

Posted in Uncategorized on September 25, 2012 by swinglizrd

sexy geeky.

 

Ladies and Gentlemen,

My husband is my rock.  He gives me insane amounts of strength in times that I don’t know if i can make it.  He slices through the layers of my anxiety and depression and makes me realize my disease cannot own me.  He helps to kill my panic by making me laugh, and brings me out of my melancholy with a word or a glance.

My husband KNOWS me.  He knows what I’m going to say.   He can figure out what I am thinking almost before I think it.  The man even knew what hairstyle I was going to pick for my Pandaran toon on World of Warcraft.  He pays attention.

My husband puts up with me.  In all my crazy and mental crap, he loves me even if he thinks I am a raving lunatic.

My husband shares my geek.  I look forward to our debates about superheroes and our discussions about the latest insanely gory movie we just saw.

Today is my husband’s birthday, and i just wanted to make sure he realized how much I adore him.

 

 

 

 

I love you cuppycake

Liz

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