Friday, October 25, 2013

Tid Bits

1. We went to Kansas City Saturday, Sunday and Monday. I'm still trying to play catch up.

2. I'm going to a jewelery party at a good friend's house this weekend. I'm not going to the party, or jewelery. I'm going to see her. It's been awhile. Do you like home parties? Usually I think they are over priced. In this case I pretty much have all the jewelery I need. I really would like to go to a Pampered Chef party. There is tool I use all the time that I lost. It's called the Mix 'N Chop. Sounds crazy, but I used the heck out of that thing. I used it to break up hamburger meat in the pan, break up cake to make cake balls and to squish berries for making jam. Somehow from my sister's house to my house I lost it. Other specialty kitchen stores don't have it.
3. Speaking of specialty stores, the people in Williams Sonoma were such snobs! We were shopping in the Plaza in Kansas City. They didn't great us, or I if we needed anything. There were 3 people at the counter. It turned me majorly off, and we left. On the flip side the people in Sur la Table were so nice! I bought a few things in there. One thing I'm really excited about is the scrub brush I found! Seems silly, but I can't get the boy's Thermos' good and clean for nothing. This one reaches all the way to the bottom, is dishwasher safe and looks like it will last. Plus they got me a free latte.

4. I'm very thankful for my job. I love the students (most of them). We send a lot of students out into the world, and they get jobs. One frustrating bit is that they are 2 talkers in the office. One used to have class, but he doesn't anymore due to a staff member needing surgery. that's a whole other story. Anyhow, now they are both in the office at the same time. I swear they talk from 8 AM to the end of the day. I look forward to peace a quiet. I teach Tuesday and Wednesday. By the time Thursday rolls around I just want no stimulation. I just want to get things done. How do I, or should I tactfully tell them to shut up? We all share an office. Reading and writing tests for me does not sink in if I have a bunch of talking going on.

5. I had to call 911 for the first time on our trip. No worries. Right off the plaza strip we saw an over sized bag. I appeared to be a camera bag. It was the perfect size for a bomb to fit in it. I called it in. I told them that I didn't know if it was serious, or not. I wasn't expecting 100 questions. What's the street? What's the cross street? Where are you? What's your name? What's your phone number? Where are you from? I just wanted to report it, so they could come check it out. It was right across from a hotel (name given) and was in front of a look out point by the bridge. I seriously was ready for them to ask me to look in the bag already. They must have not been in a hurry to check it out because I kept looking back, and no cops. Have you had to call 911 before? What did you call for?


Masshole Mommy said...

I hate home parties -I always feel pressured to buy something even if I go in with no intention of doing so.

I had to call 911 once because my upstairs toilet over flowed and leaked onto the ceiling below. But there is a fire detector right on that spot on the ceiling and the wetness made the alarm go off and I couldn't get it to stop - even though the water had stopped over flowing and I had towels down on the bathroom floor. They came out and disconnected it for me until it dried out and I could reconnect it.

mail4rosey said...

I hate when you report something and get the run around. I'd have called a big stray bag in, better safe than sorry.

I was in a store once and a group of 5 or 6 men were walking around taking pictures of merchandise. They were foreigners and only one spoke (broken English). The clerks kept asking them to leave and they were getting very nasty with them. It made me nervous enough to leave.

I called Mall Security and got such a run around. I doubt they even went to check it out.

~ Noelle said...

my friend does pampered chef online parties all the time... you want me to invite you to one next time? :)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

There's nothing quite like loving your job is there? I really love my job here at the college. We're lucky to love our jobs!!

Theresa Mahoney said...

I hate home parties. HATE THEM! I cringe when someone invites me to theirs or tries to get me to host one. No Thank You!

I have had to call the police 3 times since living here. Twice for strange men in my driveaway and another for someone (stranger, a man) trying to contact my daughter online. We live in a very safe neighborhood too, so calling 3 times in 5 years is nuts!

Eat To Live said...

I like going away,... but don't like playing catch up when I get back. That is the worst thing about going anywhere.


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