August 28, 2007

what upper

Ok so remember my last post when I stated that I had work oh I don't know about 10am in the boring??? YEAAAAAAAAAAAAA Well I get to work, my dad drops me off and as I'm heading back to the break room to drop my stuff off, Danielle informs that I read the wrong week and that I'm actually due to work 2pm to close. Oh so Im thinking damn I better call my dad back before he gets on the highway. Needless to say I catch him in time and we make it back home.

So I'm at home chillin doing some studying and sleeping some more until it's time for work FOR REAL THIS TIME. so I get back to work and it was really cool because we had 2 bus loads of Brazilians come in and do some shopping. I helped alot of people but really enjoyed helping a woman who was trying to purchase a PS3 for her grandson. it was fun trying to figure out what she needed and taking her around the gaming department to make sure she had everything she needed. My boy Trenton also came through the job with two of his friends. One of them I kinda clashed heads with because of her funky ass adittude.

The store stayed busy all the way up to closing. I was suppose to meet up with my boy Aaron who I hadn't seen in almost 2 years and I felt so bad because I went straight home I was so sleepy and tired I just zoomed home as fast as I could and called it a night.

Sunday- was wonderful though because I didn't have to work at ALL. I had set up an interview with my boy Trenton because in my Business Writing class I had to do an interview on someone I admire in the profession I want to go into. So hands down it was automatically Trenton. My mom prepared some damn good food, baked cornish hens, cream corn, garlic bread, HOMEMADE mac and cheese with the BIG PASTA, cabbage (Trenton's favorite) and some creamy rice mixture with mushrooms. I was in HEAVEN!!!

Trenton arrives at the house around 2 or 3pm. He brings along his girlfriend who is hella cool;) We chillout a while before getting into the interview. I must say I was proud of myself. I had questions ready to go and my tape recorder ready for the whole deal. It took about 20 minutes for the whole interview and it was great. I really received some great information and I wish I could have had some more but the interview was tailored for specific questions.

Monday- I had work at the regular gig and it was pretty hectic as usual but I had an interesting episode with an IGNORANT ass parent over the phone who just had to get across that she needed a transcript for her son and didn't want to follow proper procedure for them. So I had to chin check her and put her in her place and haven't heard from her today (Tuesday). Also worked on my interview paper which was due the next day.

Tuesday- Had work again and finalized the edits on my interview paper. Worked as usual without a lunch. I realized that I've worked my ass off at my usual work to the point that I haven't been able to take a real lunch since school started back for the students. Talk about getting hungry.......... Then at least on Monday thru Thursday I have to be at school for an hour and a half. FUN!!!!!!!! Oh then after class I go the library on campus and study for 2 hours and don't leave till around 9pm

So now I'm at class now typing this up on one of the classroom laptops. Hoping you are having a better day. Not hoping ALL of you are having a better day, but you know who you are. LOLOL What am i kidding i don't care!!! Have a slammin day!!! No I'm not coked out, I'm just acting silly.

August 25, 2007

First week of school done for

Well the first week of school is offically over in regards to my job and college work for me. It's been hectic having to work 7am to 3:30pm and then turn around and go to a class 5:30pm to 6:45pm. Now imagine doing this Mon. thru Thurs. Not to mention at least trying to go home in between getting off of work and school and trying to get in a quick nap. That is just not working well. So I need to change up my strategies and see what will work best for me.

Work has definitly been stressful to say the least. Still having kids register LATE trying to do other tasks and other people want to drop their shit on my desk. I damn near cried when work let out and not to mention the severe thunderstorm I walked into after leaving my job. Going to the bank to deposit my check and then on the urge went out to HOOTERS just so I could relax and chill for a while before I went home.

I've been so tired this week that I guess it finally caught up with me yesterday. I got home around 5:20pm and just went straight to bed. I woke up it was after 11pm. So I pretty much was up until 12:30am and then went right back to sleep. Got back up again at 6am to clean up my room but also think about some questions I have to ask my boy (Trenton) in a quick interview for my Business Writing class. He called me yesterday but I was just to exhuasted to talk.

So today I have work 10am to 6:30pm, who knows maybe I can get off of work a tad bit early depending on who else is working so I can devote some more time to my assignment. I'm relieved that on Sunday I don't have work at all so I can use that day to study on both my classes. Well I hope you all have a wonderful day. Not to mention I hope we get more rain.

August 20, 2007

Man what I've been through!!!

It's been a while since I've last updated and the thoughts that are going through my mind are over-whelming. Since then, I have been to Chicago, actually went from the 14th to the 17th and I must say it was a BLAST!!!! It was related to my other job for a woman forum called WOLF (Women of Leadership Forum) and I went with about 25 other people and this was a nationwide meeting so over 2000 people at least in my personal opinion where there. The members were scattered in about 3 different hotels. Danielle and myself stayed at a hotel called the Swissotel. Very swanky I must say. As far as getting to Chicago, my mom dropped me off at the Lambert airport and I happen to be at the same gate E6 where my Florida flight was from. Weird huh? So Danielle and I meet up and we see some of our DEN members and we chill out until our flight leaves about 12:30pm. We get to Chicago and in our hotel rooms by 4pm and then we have to get ready for registration and dinner which is being held at another hotel by the name of the Fairmont. Another hotel that is suppose to be fancy as well. The design was beautiful but the food was horrible. Dinner that evening consisted of dry ass chicken breast which I swear I could have added water and watched it grow, Chia-Chicken.

Afterwards I go back to the hotel room with Danielle and she decides she wants to chill in the room. So since I saw an AMC theater while we were walking from another hotel, the HYATT, I decided to take in a movie and dinner. I changed clothes and took in the sites as I was walking from my hotel room at 8:30pm to the movie theater and saw a couple on a speed boat and they were slowly gliding beneath the bridge I was walking over. Not to mention I realized the bridge I was on was the kind that actually splitt apart when a bigger boat needs to pass but can't go underneath the bridge. Pretty darn cool.

Anyway's I get to the AMC theater after a 10 minute walk and go into a bowling area that is connected to the theater called LUCKY STRIKE. The place was cool it had glow in the dark bowlling, pool tables, sports bar area, couches to WATCH the sports bar area, and tables for regular dining. After I was done with my dinner I went to the AMC theater area and bought a ticket to go see RUSH HOUR 3. Overall I gave the movie a C, it was okay but they tried too hard to be funny. I made it back to my hotel by 11:45pm and went to bed.

Next day we had breakfast AGAIN at the Fairmont Hotel and I woke up so I could get my free Liz Claiborne gift. YiPPE!!! So I got my gift and my breakfast and then we went to this theater called the Harris Theater and had an assembly where we had presentation by different Best Buy head people including the president Brad Anderson and the woman who started the WOLF idea, Jill Gilbert (?). so after that they prepared Lunch for us at the Fairmount again, and AGAIN the food was trash so I decided to leave and go back to my hotel and get a burger and fry. Then I make my way back to the Fairmount. Afterwards i went back to the Fairmount hotel and went to 3 different workshops of my choosing out of the 20 that they were offering between all 3 hotels. All three of mine were at the Fairmount, so it was easy to get to each one. AFter the 3 workshops it was time for dinner and I figured since they sucked at dinner the night before and lunch that day, I better just go back to my room and order room service.

So I left and went back to my hotel room and ordered some Italian from a restuarant nearby. Danielle and another person, Shannon came to the hotel room and chilled out before they left to go partake in dinner else where themselves. My food finally got to the hotel and I enjoyed it. YET around 3am in the morning why did I start having shooting pains in my stomach. Boy you talking about a miserable bitch!!!! I swear the toilet and myself became the best of friends up until 6am. I was still feeling like crap by the next morning and passed up the last workshop for the next morning.

I was just starting to feel better when it was time for us to have our last assembly at the Harris Theater and was able to get myself together enough to go see that. Afterwards they had some box lunches for people to grab and go. My den members had lunch at a little park area and decided on our Den name as the KODA WOLVES. Afterwards we went back to our hotel rooms got our stuff together and checked out. We waited for our shuttle bus and made it to Midway Airport by 2:00pm flight was scheduled for take-off at 5pm. Our flight was delayed twice and then we finally made it back to St. Louis by 7pm.

My cousin from Chicago happen to be at the house and when my mom picked me up from the airport we made our way to Cheesecake Factory and enjoyed a great dinner. So again I made it back from my trip this past Thursday and had been in Chicago since Tuesday.

So now I'm at work where the kids are offically back and the chaos has damn near peaked for today. Oh and then I have class myself this evening at UMSL. Oh and did I mention that I did get my 100% refund from UMSL on my summer class? Things are looking pretty good dont you think?

Also while I was with my mom a couple of days ago, we thought we saw someone familiar but then again I could have been mistaken............ You know such UNHEALTHY memory and thangs;) LOLOL (just playing) Hope you all enjoy yourselves. Ta-Ta.

August 9, 2007

What a week

Well today is Thursday 8/9/07. I'm at work right now and this will be my 2nd day of registration for the school district I work in. Yesterday was the first day and I was in charge of taking the students picture ID's. The flow of people coming through fluxuated from time to time. Overall it was a good time having jokes with the staff, parents and students.

I was done with that by 3:45pm and then went to the Delmar Loop and stopped by Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream place and bought a Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie. Afterwards I went to my favorite place by my house called BREAKAWAY CAFE IF you EVA get a chance to just chill out at a nice little quaint restuarant, give this place a try, my favorite dish they make is called:

Con Broccoli 8.95
Cavatelli noodles and broccoli tossed in a rich cheese garlic cream sauce.
With chicken 2.50

They know me so well, as soon as they see my face come through the door they just smile and say, "It's on it's way to ya Jasmine, just grab a table";) You got to love that. Yet yesterday I called it in to be a to go order and picked it up by 4pm. I get home and boy I'm smelling pots and pans just brimming with food;) I get to the kitchen and what do I see? A huge pan of lasagna and a pot with some shrimp creole with rice. Also on the stove was another pot of spaghetti meat sauce which mom later made for another pan of lasagna for Danielle, Mina, and Keith for their household to share.

Well later on that evening about 7:20pm I head on out to my sister's apartment with my mom. My dad was there 30 minutes later with a tv stand in the trunk of my mom's car. It was bought earlier at my job and I was going to put it together for her. That damn stand was heavy and once we got it in the apartment I took inventory of the everything to make sure nothing was broke or missing. Soon after i started readin the instructions my dad states he needs to leave to take care of some business.

So that leaves me with a big ass stand to put together by myself since I know my mother isn't going to do anything but lay on the couch and complain. About an hour into it Diahanna gets home from going to the gym. To her credit she did offer to help but I know I it would have only been a distraction. So after 2 hours the stand is complete, but for some reason I have 4 screws that weren't put in the furniture. I double checked the instructions and couldn't locate the place where they were suppose to fit, but then again the instructions were so lousy at one time I had one piece of the furniture screwed in the wrong direction, took about 10 minutes to figure that part out. But overall it should be okay for her tv.

After leaving her place my mother and I went to Danielle and Mina's, about a 30 min drive and dropped off the pan of lasagna at their house. We then made it back home finally by 12:40am and I helped my mom put the lasagna away. She took care of the Shrimp creole and I took my ass to bed.

Besides that ever since my previous post, the school has been pretty quiet. Just been chillin and kickin it with some of the staff that have been up here like me. Lucky us;) Oh and I almost forgot I'm going to Chicago 14-16 of Aug. for a women's forum related to my part-time job, so that I hope will be a very informative but also a fun experience. Then of course the kids come back on the 20th, so ask me if i'm ready for them?

Besides working at my other job on the weekends my summer has been somewhat quiet. Hope yours has been more exciting than mines;) Ta-Ta

August 2, 2007

Pics and Video of my trip have been uploaded;)

While I was down in Florida I took some videoa and pics. Below are the links so I hope you do enjoy.

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