christmas!

Dec. 26th, 2011 11:08 pm
99reddrifloons: Vince, the shiny vaporeon pokedoll. (Default)
so Christmas Eve was nice and busy - a full day at work, followed by running to church to play bells at the Christmas Mass. then we went home, had super-special-frozen-pizza-dinner, opened stockings, and opened one gift each (family tradition). my sister opened her drum pads (which she's been playing nonstop since), dad opened Planet of the Apes, mom got her perfume (I forget which one), and I opened the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows PS3 game XD;; then we watched a bunch of Christmas movies and went to bed after, since my mom unfortunately had to work Christmas day.

I got up in the morning to find my dog had developed an ear infection seemingly overnight :( we check her ears several times a week since she's got floppy ears (more prone to infection), but somehow she must have gotten them wet (it's already cleared up as of right now, though!). my sister and I made grilled PBJ sandwiches for breakfast since we're lazy, and cleaned up a bit to get things ready for Christmas dinner - prime rib! the rest of the day we spent with dad, decided against going to the theaters in favor of watching movies at home, playing board games, etc.
we made prime rib for dinner! so delicious ;o; my sister practically scarfed it down, though, since she wanted to open presents. such an adult XD dinner was followed by 100% too much fun unwrapping presents, and encouraging bad dog behavior by telling Fiona to shred the wrapping paper.

anywho, swag:
PS3, plus Uncharted 3, HP&TDH, Resistance and Resistance 2
crocheted unicorn beanie (BEST EVERRRRR)
Invader Zim: hoodie, clasp wallet, underwear (XD), fuzzy socks, glove-to-mitten set
Ulta shadowplay artist collection & Stila gift palette
hair tinsel (for me and my sister to share) in rainbow, iridescent, glow-in-the-dark green and purple
stocking stuffers: mini co-in (adorable coin holder XD), headphones, starbucks ornament set, dark chocolate kisses

I also had a few things I got for myself, like the online exclusive starbucks plush ornaments (I didn't see them in stores, anyway), My Little Ponyta teefury shirts (thanks everyone for linking me!), and... lapras. who is my present to myself forever. hnnnnnng. still waiting for her safe arrival ;____;

I also wanted to send a big thank you to anyone who's sent gifts/cards! I haven't sent all of mine yet since I waited too long to avoid major holiday lines, but I've gotten some wonderful things, like fire piggies from [livejournal.com profile] shayminlove and THE BEST FLINT/RAPIDASH DOODLE from [livejournal.com profile] antoj. omg, I have to scan this. it's the best forever XD

today was spent on a normal breakfast, driving around to visit my 3 uncles (though we only visited 2, since one is sick and my mom just had a treatment), and then we were going to see Warhorse, but my mom took too long getting ready so we saw Tower Heist instead. just now we watched Toy Story 3 while tying in hair tinsel and cried again XD it leaves me just enough time to get ready for bed and work tomorrow. yaaaay!
99reddrifloons: (robot keldeo attack | your blood will sp)
so. I am now mostly freaking out every time I look at anything with an internet browser because I think of LAPRAS. this month has been a crazy time for special finds and wins for me, it's just... amazing. I can't really capture the way I feel right now in words - a weird mixture of elation and anxiety (borderline freaking out, haha). I still don't feel like grail is the right word for Lapras, either, since it's not like I was out there hunting her down... I just looked in the right place at the right time, and things worked out perfectly. I always assumed it was just one of those things I'd never own, and just see in someone else's collection, you know? (maybe not in a collection on the comm, but I like to imagine the mystery photo Lapras is part of someone's collection and not something that got worn out and thrown away. that makes Caryn sad :c)

anyway, after taking my mom to not-chemo, I went a little crazy organizing my closet, beneath my bed, shelves, etc. I've got a full bag to take to Goodwill, and filled another with things to be recycled/thrown away. I even managed to get some stuff photographed to put up in a sales post and out of my room, though I don't want to do it all at once and overwhelm myself with packages to ship (not right before Christmas, anyway). hnnnnng. so much to do to prepare my body room for a giant.


there will be picspam. so much picspam.
I want to stack so many things on Lapras omg. whales, pokedolls, floons and fireponies...
99reddrifloons: Vince, the shiny vaporeon pokedoll. (Default)
sooooo I got sniped on the hasbro fire pony set, but it's partially my fault =o= I was just too tired to stay up and watch the auction until the end, and I had a bell performance this morning so sleep had to be a priority.

on the bright side, I'm getting a ps3 and uncharted 3 for christmas. anyone have other game recommendations? I was already recommended shadow of the colossus, plan to get war in the north (mostly because I'm a lotr nerd. not sure if the game will be to my liking...), and I want to preorder the last guardian.

bloop

Dec. 5th, 2011 07:02 pm
99reddrifloons: (munna = metroid)
sent out a christmas package to [livejournal.com profile] shiningmew today, and gave [livejournal.com profile] shayminlove gifts on Saturday :D I still need to get some brown paper to wrap [livejournal.com profile] antoj's box before mailing, because I don't want to send a box with labels that let everyone know what's inside lololol.

also organized a bit of my slowly shrinking side-collection shelf... I don't want to get rid of stuff, but there's other pokemon I want room for XD having a hard time letting go of horsea/seadra things, especially shiny silver metal figure ♥ Krabby and Goldeen lines are almost gone, debating getting rid of the rest of Shellder. I'm keeping Omanyte and Lapras, though! as well as purple bats (sent all the other ones to [livejournal.com profile] captainangel!). good thing is that there's room for more wails, pokedoll figures, keshimon, munna and goths! I also moved around my rapidash mini models, since I needed to put my purple ones in :3 purple ponies! I need to do the same with my floons, since I've got two custom redfloons that need better spots ^^;

also, collection picspam below. pokedolls and fire pony mania! )

oh yeah, I counted and that's 113 unique fire horse tcg. this is what happens when your favorite doesn't have a lot of merchandise o7 hopefully this week I'll have a chance to take prettier pics to post on the comm.


and in a little bit, I'll go back to tagging~ almost finished with 2007!
99reddrifloons: (ponyta | pokemon time)
HOLIDAY WISHLIST
STEP ONE
★ Make a post (public, friends-locked, filtered... whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of ten holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV"). The important thing is to make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.
★ If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) can get in touch with you. Your home address is not required!
★ Make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ, or link to this post (it'll be public) so that the holiday joy will spread.

STEP TWO
★ Surf around your friends list (or friends' friends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now, here's the important part...
★ If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes one person's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use - or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free - do it.
★ You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf - to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not - it's your call. There are no guarantees with this project, and no strings attached. Just... wish, and it might come true. Give and you might receive. You'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.


1. If you want to buy me things, I've got an ebay wishlist here as well as my regular wants album. But if all else fails... unicorns are always the answer. Always. Maybe Rapidash mini models... (I have red, purple, blue, silver, light green, and clear pink)

2. If you'd like to icon/draw/craft me something, red drifloons! Or rapidash, or unicorns. Yup. Or if you'd prefer to draw humans, I like Itachi, Kakashi, Sai and Tenzou/Yamato from Naruto (also hardcore shipping YamaSai ;w; so cute); Gaz, Tallest Purple and Ms. Bitters from Invader Zim; and Shion and Nezumi from No. 6 (yes, I ship them!). Also, an adorable balrog or nazgul from LOTR would make me squee :D

3. Uhm... peppermint things - flavored, scented, themed, whatever! I love peppermint \o/

4. Cookies! Or baked things :D

5. ugh... all that new poketime wailord stuff. I'd buy it for myself, but I'm focusing on buying other people's gifts first (as I should). aaaaaahhhhhhh.



idk what else to put... more things? I have too many things. going to go through everyone else's xmas posts tomorrow! o7 and of course, I can be contacted through PM or email for my address.

rambling

Nov. 22nd, 2011 09:34 pm
99reddrifloons: Vince, the shiny vaporeon pokedoll. (Default)
so, SO busy all this weekend ;o; that holiday BOGO at Starbucks? we did double our normal business EVERY DAY \o/ and that's not including the free drinks. we sold so much stuff!
the only downside (sort of) was that I got called in thursday and had to stay late on friday/saturday... meaning I didn't get to ship all the packages I've got ready to go >< thankfully I shouldn't be held over tomorrow, and can get to the PO last-minute before thanksgiving.

speaking of turkey day! I'm off both thanksgiving and black friday for the first time in 4 years XD I don't mind working those days (no cooking stress, no shopping/traffic stress!), but other people volunteered. I'm looking forward to watching the madness on friday.

unpleasant things... apparently, I might be allergic to norfolk pines? I am in pain from allergies today, and the only thing I know for sure that changed is that we got a shipment of norfolk pines at safeway :/ my coworker, Jennifer, was on the verge of having an asthma attack this morning, because there were two placed right next to Starbucks. idk, I might just be getting the cold from hell.


our bell choirs at church are also short a few members each, so the ladies' and young adult choirs are going to be temporarily merging to perform at the children's mass on christmas eve. my sister and I went, "THANK GOD." we've both been playing 4 bells each, and the more complicated music just doesn't work with 4-in-hand - we change keys almost constantly in several pieces, and since I'm a 'newbie' to the technique, I can't always ring accurately (I'm playing medium size handbells in small hands - holding two in each hand hurts!). anyway, I'm really looking forward to it, despite the fact that we're not playing a few of my favorites. I do get to play "I Heard The Bells" and I get to play BIG bells on one of the songs! I hardly ever get to play them - the high bell parts tend to require intermediate/advanced players while lower parts are simpler, but one of our songs has so much syncopation our director doesn't trust the regular player on those bells XD;



ALSO christmas list... )

idk idk idk. I said a partial list. there's still plenty I'm not sure of, like what to give the rest of my coworkers (Susan, Ivonne, Angelica, Will), and whether or not I'll have time for crafting/baking (maybe thursday/friday?). I need to restock on baking goods, too.
ALSO PLEASE ADD/UPDATE YOUR ADDRESS AND FAVORITE THINGS IF YOU'D LIKE A CHRISTMAS GIFT FROM ME. if I ever get to the post office that post is screened and f-locked, btw, so no need to be worry. you can also email me, if you'd prefer~





I feel like I've forgotten something I was going to write about, but... hm. I got a package with my yay!win of tomy regigigas, tomy infernape, and dx shiny material arceus, though I don't really want the last two (I'd rather have a tomy empoleon ♥). I'm ecstatic to have a double of regigigas, especially since this one's a bit less loved than Goliath (who I now feel no guilt in dragging around). same package also had halloween sticky notes and a flat lot I won: a DP pencil board, sticker sheet... AND 2004 POKEDOLL NOTEPAD. the sheets inside are full-feature of bulba/venusaur, charmander/zard, and squirtle/blastoise ;~; so pretty and big ♥
also a couple additions to my rapidash collection are somewhere in the mail (and making me paranoid). I found the 3-ring DP ultrapro binder that features rapidash, and it's shipping from the UK. also from the UK, rapidash sample card! the seller apparently only had one left, and I couldn't bring myself to continue passing on it, so I made an offer and they accepted. I'll be silently freaking out until it gets here, since it's my most expensive card purchase ;o; ($65 - not that much compared to other prices, but a big deal for me).
OH WAIT ALSO MY TRADE WITH CAFFWIN. adorable redfloon drawing that I need to scan/photograph :D

things

Oct. 29th, 2011 08:22 pm
99reddrifloons: Vince, the shiny vaporeon pokedoll. (Default)
first, I hate this stupid font in the html editor. I think it's trying to stab my eyeballs with it's uglyness. I'm also rather annoyed that all my notifications are apparently screwing up even more after this latest lj update :/ I either get no notification, or one days later. so if you commented/replied to me somewhere and I didn't respond, that's why. bleh.

aside from thursday until now - limited internet access between being tired from work, and thursday was my mom's not-chemo appointment. her friend Kathy came with us, and damn did I wish I had the guts to tell a 60 year old woman to STFU. she kept talking when my mom was trying to sleep off some of the benadryl, and then all through the movies we brought to keep busy. I couldn't even retreat into Pokemon Rumble Blast, because I'd start playing and she would nudge me just as she said something ~super entertaining~..... pertaining to nothing I'd know about (her and my mom work together, and she was gossiping). >:|

work is fun and crazy right now. the one barista nobody likes and I can't get rid of is taking 2 months leave to have surgery on her arm (and everyone hopes she won't come back) starting next month. lol, way to get the holidays off... not that I want her working them on her pay rate.
to start off the season, we're having a Halloween sale this weekend: grande fall drinks (pumpkin spice, salted caramel mocha, chai) are $2 after 2pm. this is only at Safeway-owned stores, so we're special snowflakes! \o/ then on Tuesday we magically change overnight to Thanksgiving Blend, red cups, and the Holiday Trio (peppermint mocha, gingerbread, and eggnog). November 15 starts full-on Christmas season, with Caramel Brulee going up and us putting on red aprons... two red aprons for our store. how are we supposed to keep them clean??? .___.;

merchandise is amazing this year, too. Christmas Espresso Roast is nationwide this year, yay! there's a 4-pack of ornaments, containing the 2011 holiday pattern, 2011 white cup pattern, previous logo (siren with text), and the original siren logo (boobs). no clear tumbler ornament this year :c and no tea cup ornament again. standard coffee sampler, taste of tazo, and cocoa trio gift packs, a different gift bag (last year was a box, 2009 was a bag), glass tazo mugs... oh, and we have plush hedgehogs lol. so derpy and cute. my store didn't get any bearistas and I didn't see them in our sku guide, so I'm not sure if they're doing them this year, not that I like them (worst sellers, aside from a few that sell to collectors). I'm excited for the Christmas Blend VIA, since I like my coffee at weird times/places X) the packaging is also adorable (tiny 6-packs of VIA!).

other sales events... there's going to be a Holiday BOGO, as well as a greeting card coupon handed out at stores. December 1st is donations to (RED) as usual, followed by 11 days of sales on specific items. certain items will include a free drink for the recipient after Christmas, and naturally there will be insane clearance deals on anything left at the end of the year.



also, blonde roast is coming. most lolworthy name ever, but I like that they're making some more mild roasts to appease those who like weak not-dark coffee.


hmmm. I need to clear out my extra side collections, too, to make room for wailord cushion (I was one of those who lucked out and preordered). and OMG. I can't imagine carrying so many of those x___x I also figure I finally need more room for my rapidash and floons, plus pokedoll merch and my semi-serious side collections (goth line, munna, happiny, umbreon/espeon/vaporeon, keshimon).
culling: gen 1 water types, most of my baby types, heracross, electric sheep, misc gen 3 pokemon, arcanine, ninetails, girafarig... gdi too many to list. probably going to cut out some of my bats as well.




hmmm. also went to the LOTR:FOTR symphony a couple weeks back. IT WAS AMAZING. I FANGIRLED SO HARD. MIGHT HAVE SPRAINED SOMETHING. WHY DID OTHER PEOPLE NOT DRESS UP.
haaaaah |D yeah, I totally glued on my elf ears and got my geek on. thought about going as a nazgul, but passed since I didn't want to get kicked out or something. GOOD THING, THOUGH. I would have been shown up by the LIFE SIZE SCULPTURE OF A NAZGUL IN THE LOBBY. also Lurtz. omg. and swords and helms and hobbit feet. I bought all three things being sold: symphony CD, program, giant ass hardcover with a breakdown of every song and theme from FOTR to ROTK plus CD with alternate and mock-up tracks from production. read it all. flipped the fuck out. played piano and clarinet and flute every day for a week, plus vowed to fix up and learn my goddamn oboe to play those alskjahkjh sexy themes of darkness in a proper way askjfhakljakjfakjakj Sauron is my favorite aaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh.
we also marathoned the full extended set, ending about the time people were arriving for my sister's birthday party. I commented, "I want to fight cave trolls." one of the kids replied, "don't quit your day job" and all I could say was, "I already fight trolls at my day job. I work at Starbucks." |D;;;

blah blah blah LOTR taking a break from writing because freaking out again.


anyway. seeing a proper Nazgul costume up insanely close has given me more to work on with my own costume, aside from figuring out a way to either fake the armor or save up for REAL ARMOR (I'll do it, too). mainly I need to grow 2 feet taller and turn into a basketball player, because goddamn I never thought about how tall those Numenoreans are (6-7' average, btw). I need me some STILTS.


uuuuuuuuuhhhhhh I can't even remember half the stuff I was going to write about now because my head is back in nazgul-land. something about being obsessed with Rumble and being sad about no wifi trading/battles/etc.

OH. and I finally got my Pokedoll Collection II boxed figures today :D the set I won after losing like a billion auctions in one week. eeeeeeee ♥ plus a happiny mascot plush and custom candle from a trade with furrettails. I've got to mail her my half on Monday, along with a few other packages :3
99reddrifloons: Vince, the shiny vaporeon pokedoll. (Default)


SAVE ALL THE MONIES FOR THIS


probably won't happen

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99reddrifloons: Vince, the shiny vaporeon pokedoll. (Default)
yeah, I'm giving up on denying that I'm sick ;___; I have a huge pile of Christmas packages waiting to be mailed that I was going to send last Monday, but I got called in to work almost every day before Christmas (and of course worked Christmas Eve and Christmas) and now I'm stupid sick. This is killing me. At least the chocolate mint bars last pretty much forever when refrigerated yes the packages are in the fridge |D.

blah blah Christmas )



...wow, that took me two hours to type .____. I'm going back to bed for a bit now. Oh, I also won that Pokedoll tin on Y!J \o/ along with several other pokedoll items. It feels like forever since I've found something for my fire horse collection *sob*
99reddrifloons: Vince, the shiny vaporeon pokedoll. (Default)
Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

In March I pulled [livejournal.com profile] likeatruck's hair (-5 points). Last Wednesday I gave [livejournal.com profile] prounenraum a Dutch Oven (-10 points). Last Saturday I committed genocide... Sorry about that, [livejournal.com profile] evocatrice (-5000 points). In February I helped [livejournal.com profile] nazgulcrayon hide a body (-173 points). Last Sunday I ruled Duluth, Minnesota as a kind and benevolent dictator (700 points).

Overall, I've been naughty (-4488 points). For Christmas I deserve a lump of coal!

Sincerely,
99reddrifloons

Write your letter to Santa! Enter your LJ username:


You know, a couple years ago [livejournal.com profile] yukitsukihana got me a shirt that said genocide because it had rocket penguins on it (which I love and will wear pretty much anywhere, tyvm). Also according to this I helped myself ([livejournal.com profile] nazgulcrayon) hide a body, which doesn't surprise me at all.


...I had no idea what a 'dutch oven' was until this. gross.
99reddrifloons: Vince, the shiny vaporeon pokedoll. (Default)
Christmas gifts almost ready to send out (I actually got the finishing touch to one today at the Disney store ;D)! My main sewing machine is in the shop, which slowed things down quite a bit :/ They told me it was going to be two and a half weeks minimum before it was fixed... I'm not sure if this means they're not going to look at it for 2.5 weeks or what. I'm afraid of what's going to happen if it needs a part ordered x___x My mom and I are already going crazy, since we usually make a stained glass style quilt/wall-hanging every year for Christmas.
Anyway, we have our old one but it's not the same. It's the same one that I literally overloaded last time I made a (simple!!!) quilt. But pillowcases should be fine on it. I hope.

...Is it a bad idea to send out peppermint fudge type foodstuffs as gifts? This holiday season more people seem to be telling me that they hate peppermint, which is my favorite flavor ever :/ I made peppermint fudge/brownie things to send out to everyone in the states (and the recipe to those outside, since I'm nervous about breaking rules and sending food overseas - does anyone have experience sending stuff like this?), but now I'm second guessing myself. I'd make gingersnaps instead, but then everyone has also been telling me they hate ginger. IDK ANYMORE.

ANYWAY. People need to stop injuring themselves and calling in to work. You should not take corners at 60mph on your motorcycle and wipe out. It is bad.

Concert yesterday was amazing ♥ However, you can only take so much of Bach's Magnificat when exhausted before you start laughing your face off. Needless to say, it was a good thing the bell choir was in the back of the church during that song. I thought we were going to choke XD;; There was more rehearsal today, but just for our 'regular' Christmas stuff, like Ringing Christmas (Carol of The Bells and Christmas Comes Again/Now The Green Blade Riseth/Noel Nouvelet) and Hymn to Joy (I LOVE PLAYING THOSE SONGS ON BELLS ASLDFKJASHDLFKJH). Also, Angels We Have Heard On High is fun, especially when we get to play all of the arrangement we own. Unfortunately, our choir this year is made of suck and fail (not their fault, but the director's), so we won't be doing pretty things like Pavane for a Silent Night, Silent Night, Mary's Boy Child, Breath of Heaven, Little Town of Bethlehem... pretty much all other Christmas songs ever ;___; It's actually a miracle that we're playing at all, since our pastor literally called the bell choir ostentatious, showy, and stopped just short of calling us blasphemous and disrespectful. He's only started being 'nice' to us this past year, and we've played... once? this whole year, and that was at Easter. Orchestra plays once a month at least. Adult and teen bells used to play once a month each :/

Ffff and I need to get to bed because I have inventory to worry about and a shift to cover by myself because of the previously mentioned motorcycle wipe out. Tomorrow is going to be interesting. I had more to add to this post but I'm out of time.

*back to chanting 'Think positive'*
99reddrifloons: Vince, the shiny vaporeon pokedoll. (Default)
I don't really know what went on at work today, other than being busy forever ;___; Stupid 3 hour Safeway-only BOGO on all drinks event (we found out about this on Monday! :D so we couldn't even schedule for it!) combined with regular Friday traffic was INSANE. [livejournal.com profile] yukitsukihana stopped by to visit me on my 'break' where I didn't eat or really do anything other than our paperwork (because regardless of how busy it is, I need to send in an ingredient order. WHY DOES OUR ORDER DAY HAVE TO BE FRIDAY). I somehow managed to get all my regular cleaning done, even after doing like $500 worth of drinks by myself. In only 3 hours!

Um, I think I described us as rage!baristas, "which are kind of like chickens running around with their heads cut off, only the headless chickens are really fire-breathing dragons on meth." Even with all of that, we only had one person who just did not want to be happy (everyone else was just excited because free drinks :D yay). She ordered her drinks wrong three times, and by then the other customers were starting to get pissed off at her.




Work is the only place I enjoy cleaning. I find it oddly rewarding to scrub stainless steel sinks, bleach our floor drains, and use Urnex on coffee and tea pitchers *o* The only thing I hate with a passion is our flooring, which is slip-resistant and therefore impossible to clean. To give you an idea: I once used Brillo scrub pads to try and scrub the floor. The floor destroyed the Brillo pads.


now I need to go find my Christmas decorations. I finally cleared some space in my room to put up my mini tree! ♥
99reddrifloons: Vince, the shiny vaporeon pokedoll. (Default)
\o/ Free for the weekend! Sort of~ I still have packages to ship off tomorrow. I also think I forgot to stick a piece of cardboard in someone's package, mostly because I cut pieces for each clearfile/notebook I shipped, and there is one sitting next to my packing supplies right now :/ I don't want to cut open unshipped packages to check, however.

also, I am feeling particularly uncreative lately ;___; I haven't drawn/sewn in forever, not even a simple quilt if quilts could be called simple or doodle. I've mostly spent my time freaking out over stupid things at work, like my insane new merchandiser (HE FOLLOWED ME AROUND TODAY IT WAS SO OBNOXIOUS), holiday promo, and then randomly loving on my hair, because it is a deep plum color and I now love Herbatint ♥ I'm going to try the violet next time and see how that goes.

So my new merchandiser. Apparently he used to be a drum instructor at one of the local high schools, and I can't figure out for the life of me how on earth he wound up working for Safeway/Starbucks as a merchandiser :/ I also think he might be perpetually high, given the way he acts and the sheer amount of food he consumes (one pound of roast beef and a full loaf of french bread... and he's skinny. Today he ate a 16" pizza). Today he followed me around as I organized our freezer (he informed me it was cold), checked in our ingredient shipment and moved it to the shelves. The first thing he asked me was if he could help me with anything - I said sure, he could check our invoice against the shipping manifest to make sure everything was shipped/charged accurately, and move the boxes onto a six-wheeler to take to our store room. He then decided it was time to go check email *headdesk*
And then! He followed me around more, humming and whistling and asking, "Are you done yet?" when I was obviously not done with my work >:/ I finally just stopped trying, and he told me that I was doing a great job on my ordering, on my organization, that so-and-so was now my 'team leader' for coffee/tea sharing (so no stores wind up sitting on huge amounts of a particular tea or coffee that doesn't sell immediately), and to review my retail shelves to make sure they were 'just like picture' as compared to the schematic Starbucks sends us (a picture of shelves that are taller than the one we have, so the cups cannot possibly fit on the same shelves in the picture). He wasted an hour of my time on this, because it is physically impossible for my shelves to be 'just like picture' and he didn't believe me. Last time he visited, I wasn't here and he forced several cups onto a shelf they did not fit on and they broke. This time I did not lose any merchandise to his stupidity.

Our holiday promo is less drama, since everything's the same as last year aside from new packaging ^^ I'm really looking forward to it, except that Canada is getting Starbucks Christmas Espresso Blend, and we're not :c at least, according to my materials. So I'll have to hunt that down so I can try it/love it. We're getting the Caramel Brulee again this year! I love the flavor, even if it's so rich I can only manage to drink a small (I'm the same way with the Cinnamon Dolce). There's also our delicious peppermint brownies, which are a different experience entirely than the mint fudge brownie bars I make at home. Both are excellent frozen, and made with PEPPERMINT. Unf *o* I love peppermint. I get mad at other Starbucks I visit when they do not have peppermint syrup because "it's a holiday-only drink" because that is a LIE. We have peppermint year round, especially in the summer when it's perfect in my iced americano :D



Now I'm going to go plan what I'm doing to my front yard tomorrow. I need to trim the rose bushes, pull out a stupid tree that's trying to grow next to them >:/, and choose something to put in our empty planters. I want to get rid of those things, but nobody will let me (they're hideous and take up too much space). also, belated Halloween decorating, since it turns out I'm going to be home after all XD

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