Posted in Everyday Life, Rambling

To Do Before 31

I start work tomorrow. I’ll be getting a larger paycheck than I’ve gotten in a looooong time and I’m sooo excited about it! There’s some things I have to do before I start work though.

  • Wash all my laundry. There’s at least a good month of laundry built up.
  • Buy some jeans, but this one will have to wait. It can’t wait too long because I can actually wear jeans at work! I have one pair of jeans that fit well. The other ones are a little too big. I was feeling pessimistic when I got them, but they were only a few bucks at Maurice’s.
  • Wash ‘The Bit’. This one is actually done. He’s a reluctant little thing when he realizes that I have water in the tub just for him. He starts shivering before I even get him in the water.
  • Dust the whole house…. Yeah, that’s likely.
  • Remove all the extra clutter from my car. I may actually get to do this one.
  • Wash and then straighten my hair. Trust me, it’ll make the entire work week muuuuch easier. And sleeker.

I can’t think of anything else at the moment. Another set of things to do will creep up in my head while I sleep tonight. By then, it’ll be too late to do those things. I’ll just have to write it down if I get a chance.

Posted in Everyday Life, Surprises

New Job

So, I have a new job. I just had my last day of work at and a friend of mine from high school is taking over as secretary/receptionist. I’m very glad that she has the job and she’ll get to revamp some things with her health.

My new job is starting me off with a kickbutt wage, full benefits, and life insurance. WHAAAAT! I feel like a grown-up (almost)! I’ve been waiting for something full-time and permanent since February 2008 when Zales shut the Heath doors on us.

Unfortunately, I heard that one of the girls that I worked with there is not in a good way right now. To that woman:

You are better than your circumstances and whatever you’ve fallen into if what I heard is true. I saw you so many days at work and you were tough as nails. I’m sorry I didn’t keep in touch with you – but I didn’t keep up with anyone else from there. I hope you can find  way to get things right, get your body healthy, and find gainful employment somewhere. We had our squabble in the beginning, but I really grew to like you a lot.

*** I am praying for you. Perhaps it’s not what you want to hear, maybe it is. I don’t take prayer lightly. I haven’t purposefully prayed in a long time. But out of all the people I have met, whatever I say to plead for healthful circumstances, they are directed at you.***

Posted in Rambling

Earful for Verizon Wireless

I went to the Verizon Wireless Corporate store, 1558 Coshocton Avenue, in Mount Vernon, Ohio after work today. Questions about my phone and my access to various apps has been bouncing around in my head for about a week. I can’t login to my Facebook application, for example.

I was informed that various apps will not work if my Blackberry is not updated to the latest version of software and/or operating system. My Desktop Manager came back with no available updates.

I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled the apps that are causing my blood pressure to rise. Okay? So am I on the latest software or what? Is this app failing because there’s going to be a ‘growth spurt’ and the company will roll out a new version soon? Jeez, I hope so.

I walk into the Verizon store at about 6:10pm and all the sales associates were busy, and I did not see the usual greeter. I wandered throughout the store, fiddled with some of the phones – turning a sickening shade of green when I played with the display iPad.

Duh! Check in. I proceeded to the middle of the floor room. I entered my name, my cell number, and the reason for my visit. I didn’t have anything else in the store to grub up, so I sat down on one of the ottomans.

There was already a woman sitting on the other ottoman. I fiddled with my phone and updated my Twitter. A Verizon ‘greeter’, horribly obvious with the touchpad/tablet, came from the back of the store. Not a peep.

An ‘older’ gentleman comes in and he’s immediately greeted. Okay, so maybe this red-headed kid thinks I’ve already been greeted. Another man comes in. And another. I started getting a little frustrated. I made friendly eye-contact with the kid hoping he’d come over and say something like “have you been helped yet?” My response would have been “no, not yet.”

Finally, another person comes in the door and I quickly stand up with an audible huff and storm out of the store with a few people watching.

So, in short, I was not greeted by anyone when I first walked in the door at Verizon. I finally checked in and even 10 minutes later, no one attempted to find out who belonged to the name entered. Had I been a secret shopper, this store would have easily, and painfully failed. The guy that was the ‘greeter’ seemed irreparably shy and was very quiet with each of the customers that came in – and didn’t even say a single word to me.

There’s two morals of this story:

  1. Four people walked in after I did and no one said anything to me. As a former Verizon Wireless Authorized Agent employee, don’t tick me off. I know the ins and outs more than you think I do. Word of mouth is a *****.
  2. Beauty is intimidating. If there’s a socially awkward fellow who is a ‘greeter’ and all other sales associates are too busy to help their socially awkward colleague, then ladies, just go on home. Or, go to a Verizon store where the guys are just as gorgeous as you are. You’ll get the attention you deserve. 😉

Fortunately, for all customers I’d ever served, I’m incredibly attentive. I gave equipment tutorials for crying out loud!

Posted in Everyday Life, Rambling


I am done explaining myself and my actual level sanity and capability to my family. I could ramble for days and anything I would express about the past 27 years of interactions with my family but I wouldn’t know where to start or stop. It hardly makes sense to me. I’ve made silly decisions in the past. None of which have left me a self-perceived scarred victim – however, Dr. Yablonski’s (Newark, OH) review can be found here. My experience with her would make anyone terrified of going to a doctor. I am 27, no kids – by choice, earned my BA in Psychology, never done drugs. I’ve dated good guys, and I’ve dated idiots. I’m currently dating a good guy in case you’re wondering. The idiots were not in my life for long. I am capable of intelligent decision-making and protecting myself. I have far surpassed expectations and I will not stop here.

But I know that I haven’t wanted to grow up because I have been so wary of becoming what the immediate adults in my life have become. Heredity is a *****. But being dependent upon anyone but myself and God leaves me susceptible to stagnation and not becoming the person that I know that I can be.