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Friday fun

Oh, lordy.

Had Tony from Knockout Extermination out today (yes, THAT is who my landlord hired with MY deposit money to handle the bug problem).  Kent and I were getting ready to bug out (hah!  I kill me!) for breakfast because I have been huffing dangerous chemicals fighting these beasts for faaaaaar too long. when the phone rang.

Now, I called Jan and told her I would be back to work Monday.  And she was all "Now, did I remember correctly?  You will be back tomorrow?"

Hahahahah...no.  I told her my possibly Mob-related exterminator was in the process of tossing my apartment (seriously, when we came home, it looked like a scene out of Law & Order) and I am going to need time to put my house back together.

She got shirty, and I just said "See y'all Monday!"  Sorry, I brought those damned things home from Happy Acres.  Y'all can just deal without me for two more days.  I've worked there five months, and last weekend and this one are the only two I've had off.  Learn to cope.

Yeah, I was looking at alllll those "help wanted" signs in restaurant windows on my way to breakfast.  Hell, I actually gave Starbucks a wistful glance.  I survived the rollout of the pumpkin spice latte.  I can survive that gawdsawful unicorn concoction, right?

Breakfast was nice.  We haven't gone out for breakfast in forever, and we went to Root Cellar (formerly Foster's), so I got to see some of my old regulars and Judith, who HAS MOVED RIGHT UP THE STREET (along with her sister Louisa)!  Yay!  We haven't gotten to hang out much because none of us have cars and we lived convoluted bus routes apart.  I've missed having nerdy geek girl time.

Also, they've changed the fruit and granola bowl and added raspberries.  And now have mimosas.  Life is good.

So, after breakfast and the aforementioned return to a house that looked like a crime scene, we were cuddled up watching The Chew (one of the best things about this enforced, unpaid vacation?  Daytime cooking shows.  I highly recommend checking out the 4/20 episode of The Chew and witnessing Anthony Bourdain attempting to work a food mill.  It was comedy gold)....and that damned phone rang AGAIN.  Kent's work.  He got called in early.

I think we hit a new land speed record.  He was shaved, suited up, and out the door in under 8 minutes.  That's the only thing I have to thank my father for:  a Marine Corps childhood, because speed is my gift when you need to be somewhere RIGHT THIS VERY SECOND.

I was starting to put our home back together when the phone rang AGAIN.  He's now closing tonight AND opening tomorrow.  Poor guy. I have a feeling my schedule for next week is going to be brutal...or nonexistent.  Regardless, I think we're about to become roommates again.  *sigh*

Oh, well.  At least this week was fun.  I'd forgotten what it was like to fall asleep together.

So tonight it's me, a glass of wine, and...well, originally it was the rest of the first season of True Blood.  But I can't handle some of the themes when I'm alone (okay, it's the Grandma death.  Still can't deal with that in ANY book/movie/tv show unless I have support nearby).  So, it's now Glee season one.

Party, party, party.

PTA Thrift is my friend.

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corellian_sugar
Apr. 22nd, 2017 12:13 am (UTC)
It was pretty funny... I went to Starbucks this morning because I was so damn tired and need of caffeine. The baristas seemed to be checking people out in advance with smiling but wary faces. When people ordered that damn unicorn frapp (most of the people in line, no lie), their smiles would not quite reach their eyes. When I ordered a double shot cappuccino, you'd think it was Christmas. Genuine smiles! When I picked up my drink (it was ready super fast, as the cups at the blender line were ridiculous and tying up that end of drink production), I said quietly, "unicorn craziness?" To which the barista's response was a whispered, "YOU HAVE NO IDEA. I HATE THAT DAMN DRINK."

Poor Sbux people. I bet there's going to be epic celebrations when they stop serving that frapp.
mac_arthur_park
Apr. 22nd, 2017 12:25 am (UTC)
The ultimate horror of my barista days was when we rolled out the pumpkin spice curse at the Starbucks in Indianapolis. I shudder to think what these poor people are going through.

And so many parents seem to think this is a *kids drink*. I imagine it is a special sort of hell to be the one telling them you're out of product.
corellian_sugar
Apr. 22nd, 2017 12:13 am (UTC)
It was pretty funny... I went to Starbucks this morning because I was so damn tired and need of caffeine. The baristas seemed to be checking people out in advance with smiling but wary faces. When people ordered that damn unicorn frapp (most of the people in line, no lie), their smiles would not quite reach their eyes. When I ordered a double shot cappuccino, you'd think it was Christmas. Genuine smiles! When I picked up my drink (it was ready super fast, as the cups at the blender line were ridiculous and tying up that end of drink production), I said quietly, "unicorn craziness?" To which the barista's response was a whispered, "YOU HAVE NO IDEA. I HATE THAT DAMN DRINK."

Poor Sbux people. I bet there's going to be epic celebrations when they stop serving that frapp.
spikesgirl58
Apr. 22nd, 2017 09:36 am (UTC)
As you say, at least you had some time together, but I would think these shifts would get old fast. When TBG first started for AT&T it took him forever to get onto a day shift. It was a point of celebration when he finally did. I hope that things will soon settled down for you both - and hopefully no more little friends.
mac_arthur_park
Apr. 22nd, 2017 11:57 am (UTC)
Oh, yeah. And they had someone walk out last night (a stoner kid whose name was, I kid you not, Kumar), so now he's working split shifts today and tomorrow, and closing at least through Wednesday. And I'll be back on days starting Monday. Blergh.
spikesgirl58
Apr. 22nd, 2017 02:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, that poor guy. I used to hate splits.
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mac_arthur_park
Apr. 22nd, 2017 12:13 pm (UTC)
I can't be mad, because it needed done, but...ugh. I hatehateHATE having strange people in my home (last year or the year before, my landlord decided the kitchen needed to be remodeled. While I love my kitchen now, that was three months of utter hell). And now I have to put everything back. *sigh* Enforced, unpaid vacation, followed by enforced spring cleaning. Who in the Universe did I piss off THIS time?

I only get coffee at Starbucks, too. Actually, at ANY coffee shop, I just get plain ol' coffee. I was a barista for too long to be a pain in the ass. ;)

My night ended up being nice. I snuck in a quick nap, so I was still awake when the spousebeast came home.
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dimity_blue
Apr. 22nd, 2017 12:59 pm (UTC)
The unicorn drink is real? I thought it was a joke!

I hope you find yourself free of bedbugs soon. How horrible for you.
mac_arthur_park
Apr. 24th, 2017 10:54 pm (UTC)
It is. What worries me is that I'm moving from appalled to morbidly curious.

Thankfully, I'm too cheap to spend that much money on something that will probably give me brain freeze and make me barf.

praxedes_osaka
Apr. 22nd, 2017 03:01 pm (UTC)
Hopefully all the little invaders are GONE. (I'm loving Tony the "exterminator" though and the mental images he invokes.) We thankfully NEVER got them at my daycare, though we were on very high alert because one of our kids came in with what looked suspiciously like bedbug bites. DX

I have such a crush on Anthony Bourdain...

And I am actively avoiding a Starbucks until that pink nightmare is done, no matter how much Ringo is begging to try one. Holy cats, son, you're supposed to be avoiding dairy and excess sugar, and that color is terrifying. =n=
davesmusictank
Apr. 23rd, 2017 08:56 am (UTC)
Bedbugs? How awful!
(Anonymous)
Apr. 23rd, 2017 09:24 pm (UTC)
Stupid question For you. Where did you get that picture of the tiny tarantula on the back of somebody's hand?
mac_arthur_park
Apr. 23rd, 2017 10:16 pm (UTC)
What picture?
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