Archive for November, 2012

Dumb [duhm] adj: Intern Canton Cook

MOOD: onigiri- dillusional(WTF??)
Quote Of The Day: “The peanut M&M without the peanut.” -Intern Jon

So I was gonna write about something else, but honestly; I think this has way more entertainment value than what I initially was gonna post. So you guys know how I have a very retarded Intern Canton Cook now right? I really don’t have any patience for dumb folks. I’m sorry if I seem insensitive, but I will be a smart ass to you if you ask me stupid ass questions. How the hell do you function in society being as dumb as you are? Not only are you a waste of space, you are also sucking up my oxygen. SMH. Even though I think being dumb is a legit handicap, I don’t think I have to cater to you because of it. I’m not being mean when I call her dumb, and I will now illustrate that by the following example. Ahem…

So the hot water in our building wasn’t working earlier this week. I guess there was something wrong with the broiler? Not sure, but someone came out to fix it. The weather is way too cold to be washing your hands in straight up ice water so we need the hot water. After the dude came to fix it, one of our co-workers, William was checking the guys restroom to see if the hot water was running, and he passed by Intern Canton Cook’s desk as she was getting up to use the restroom so he said “Can you go check to see if there is hot water in the restroom?” And, (brace yourself folks…) Intern Canton Cook said “How am I supposed to check? Like stick my hand in the toilet? O_o”

true story

Folks, I couldn’t make this shit up if I tried. That is really what she said. I think my pupils dilated when heard that. William just stared at her like “Is this b!tch for real? Should I answer that?!” And everyone just paused. Then William suddenly yelled out “I’m talkin’about the facet water!! You know the one you wash your hands with??” And she said “Ohhhh. Ok.” I mean… REALLY?? DID WE JUST REALLY EXPERIENCE THIS?? This heffa said, “How am I supposed to check? Like stick my hand in the toilet? O_o”

Now let’s stop and think about this for a minute. How the hell did you figure he was talkin’ about the toilet water?? When the hell of all your years of being alive have you experienced hot toilet bowl water?? Why the hell would you think that’s what he’s referring to? Do we look like the type of place that offers ass steamers? I’m just sayin!! Of course he means the facet! *EPIC FAIL OF THE WHOLE ASIAN RACE* When this story started going around the office, me and Intern Jon had a text convo.

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I rest my case. >_>

Friend Status Updates

 MOOD: (Sure…)
Quote Of The Day: “You gotta report to me when you’re married and all.” -Toan

Alright, so today I finally have some good news updates to report. First is that I reconnected with an old friend. I was really excited!! Yesterday afternoon, Mikey’s wife, Adriana texted me. She wanted to know if I could hang out this weekend. She said Toan was back in town. In matter of fact, he has moved back. I can’t even remember where he relocated to. I think it was Kentucky or something like that? O_o Toan is my buddy!! Love him to pieces! We went to the same high school, and I know his sister and cousin both. His sister Do Mai I think is one grade younger than me? And his cousin Nhu-y is my classmate.

Nhu-y ended up marrying her longtime boyfriend from high school who is a grade younger than her, and MyMy’s little brother Dung. (*Stares at Lili) Lol!! So anyways, Toan and Mikey are really close friends and they both started working at OMX around the same time. This was a LONG time ago, when I was still at the Doraville OMX. We worked together for a few years, and then later that store closed down. I transferred to the Duluth OMX and later Mikey and Toan both transferred there as well. So we got to work together again!! Toan use to give me rides home from work cuz I lived right across the street. One night we even stopped to look at stars together cuz they were so pretty. Awww. Lol!

I love me some Toan!! He’s super dependable and such a sweet person. He’s ALWAYS willing to help anybody. One time my computer broke and he came to my house and spent like 5 hours fixing it. Then one time our OMX printing department computer broke and was on the phone with me on his off day walkin’ me through how to fix it for like 3 hours!! Then the next day he came in and fixed it himself! OMG. Best worker ever. So dedicated. But after he left OMX when he graduated and was out to pursue a job in his field, he had some difficulties. Job market was pretty rough then and he couldn’t find anything for almost a year. He asked me to write him a recommendation letter, and I wrote the best one I’ve ever written in my life. Lol. Toan was impressed. XD

He later got a job offering out of state and since anything was better than nothing, he relocated there. From what I remember, I think he’s been out of state for like 3 or 4 years now? I haven’t seen him since then cuz every time he comes back to ATL to visit, I always can’t hang out. *FAILS* He always texts me and wants to hang out and I am always either really poor or just have prior obligations. But this time we’re finally gonna do it! Woot! Woot!! But please tell me why we’re going to Saigon again. -__-;; I mean I love me some pho but I can only have it so many times in a row. Lol. Anyways, so Adriana text me to tell me Toan moved back a couple of months ago. I was like dude!! Why didn’t he tell me! I’m gonna beat him up. Lol. But I guess he was busy settling in or something. So right when she asked me he also texted me so we decided on dinner at Saigon on Saturday. Woohoo!

Next thing is. Yesterday when I got off from work, I called Unnie again. She didn’t pick up. Go figure. But she did suddenly text me “What’s up” around 9pm? I asked her how her day went and she told me she didn’t go to work. I was like oh shit! Cuz she’s a teacher and I know how dedicated she is to teaching so I got even more worried cuz I know it must be serious business if she abandons her kids!! But we did make some progress yesterday. She talked a little. She told me she had a pretty serious altercation with a colleague at work the day before. She was thinking about filing a report on it because it was very serious. I encouraged her to go ahead and do that. I do think she should switch jobs. That environment (co-worker wise) is not a good place. Its only making it worse.

I do sympathize with her. Right now, she has family drama with pressure from brother and sister-in-law, she has relationship drama (well lack of technically), and she is having work drama. At least I can say I’m not having any relationship drama. I am very blessed in this department right now. I do have finance issues and she doesn’t, but I’ve always had those. Where as she is not use to dealing with all this and now she is dealing with it coming from 3 places at once. Poor thing. I really do want to be more understanding but she really has to talk and let me know what’s going on in her life. I asked her if she wanted to hang out and she said she’s “not in the mood”. All I can say is at least I tried. Ugh. But in general, this is still good news right? O_o

Games I Don’t Wanna Partake In!

MOOD:  (Upset)
Quote Of The Day: “See, after all that, now I need a drank.” -Earlene

Ok, I’ve really been trying to stay in a good mood recently but folks are just pissing me off at this point and I feel the need to vent about it. When I share good news with those whom I love and presumably love me back, I am expecting you to be happy for me. Ok, maybe “expecting” is pushing it. Should I say, “hope”? I’d hope you’d be happy for me. But it never occurred to me that there would be this many folks that are genuinely just not happy!! Why?? Ugh.

I am actually talkin’ about 2 friends in particular. One is Unnie, and the other shall remain nameless. Lets talk about the situation. I’ve already confided in both Lili and Runa about Unnie’s situation. I worry about her because she seems to be depressed. She’s been like this for the past year or more. I believe it is relationship based, although she does have a lot of stress at work, so I’m sure that’s also contributing. I can’t even remember when now, but I think it was about a year ago, she broke up with her long term BF. When I say long term, I’m talkin’ about 8 years or more.

I don’t agree with the theory behind dating for THAT long, but I’m not the one to judge and as long as it works for ya’ll then that’s great. She broke up with him because she wanted to start a life together and he apparently didn’t. I don’t know why that wasn’t apparent before cuz those of us around her could see it plain as day. Being in love is not about you lookin’ into my eyes and me lookin’ into your eyes, but its about the BOTH of us, looking in the SAME direction, and that is forward!! If you are not on the same page goal wise with your significant other than they’re not the right one for you!! Lets illustrate with my FAVORITE inspirational quote.

See what I mean?? If you wanna become a professional Ninja Turtle then he better wanna be on the side lines karate choppin’ right along with you!! Find someone with your same goals!! You cannot force someone to change for you!! They are who they are! If they want to make a change in their life, it is THEIR life choice!! Now if he didn’t mislead you from the get go then the only person you have to blame for wasting your time is yourself! Ugh!!

That’s not the point of my rant though. The point is, the end of that relationship put her in this current mood she can’t seem to get out of. I don’t know about ya’ll but to me 8 years is a damn long time. Many marriages don’t last that long!! I can understand to some extend but not all of it, as to why it can be depressing! Any breakup is depressing much less one that’s this long and she feels empty inside cuz she’s not use to being alone, she’s always had him, and now she feels like she’s wasted 8 years of her youth.

In addition to her relationship drama, she has work drama. She feels like she’s getting bullied at work, but like I told her before, if she only knew half the stuff I have to deal with at work, she’d understand that everyone goes through work drama!! I have more than my share and I complain about it all the damn time but does it ever get in the way of me takin’ my ass to work?? That would be no!! You know why?? Cuz I still feel blessed everyday that I have a damn job to go to!!

Third thing stressing her out is her family. She recently attempted to move out of her brother and sister-in-law’s house. She’s been living with them for the longest. It use to be her and brother and granny, but brother got married so it became her and brother, sister-in-law, granny and now their 3 kids. So needless to say, the place is a little crowded. I know that can be stressful, not only cuz she got screaming kids at home, but also cuz she has no privacy. Her room has been overtaken by junk from the kids and sister-in-law keeps on trying to hook her up on blind dates. I understand how stressful that can be.

Well her move out attempt was an EPIC FAIL, so maybe she’s feeling depressed about that too. She’s really not trying to date the guys that sister-in-law keeps on trying to hook her up with yet she’s getting pressure from family cuz she’s not getting any younger. All Asians experience this type of pressure. Just ask any Asian girl with really Asian parents. It’s pretty custom for Asian girls to get married in their 20s. If you are in your mid-20s and not well on your way to marriage, the parents start to panic. I know reason A was running around like a chicken with her head cut off trying to find me someone to marry. I was like WTF is the hurry? @__@;;

I understand all of that!! But at the same time, you should NEVER forget to be thankful and feel blessed!! I have been trying to reach out to her but she’s just been stuck in this “depression” and can’t get out!! I don’t know how to help!! But here’s where it all ties in with me and is making me a little irate. I have been keeping her up to date with me and Kenny. I don’t think she reads this blog. She use to read my old blog but she probably doesn’t have the time to read this one. So of course I was very excited to tell her that I’m going ring shopping and this is the real deal! She said congrats, but then fell off the face of the earth. -_- I knew she was probably sensitive to this type of stuff so I tried to not mention too much of how happy I was. I didn’t wanna rub it in you know. She texted me 3 days later and asked me if I got the ring. I told her yes!! I got it! And sent her a pic. She said it’s pretty. I sent her a bunch of other texts telling her how the day went, blah, blah, and she didn’t respond to any of it. Later she text me to apologize for it.

Ever since then she seems to be in an even worse mood!! Did I contribute to that?? I’m sure I did, but I really really didn’t mean to!! Me and her have been friends for over 12 years and she knows about me and Kenny so of course I was excited to share that news with her!! I already tried to be very careful and make sure I didn’t go on and on about it, but I could tell she was very depressed. I continued to text her and she sent me a text saying “If it wasn’t against my religion, I would stop living today.” I was like OMG!! I told her to feel blessed and that as much drama as I have, I still feel blessed!! She said “Girl, I have my share of drama. I just don’t tell you all of it…” But I’m like you’re welcome to tell me!! That’s what I’m here for!!

Yesterday while driving home I talked to another friend of ours, Earlene. I told Earlene that this is what friends are for! I have no problem telling my friends about my drama. If they are willing to listen then great and if they aren’t I’ll just confide in someone else. Keeping all that balled up inside is not healthy! I am a decent listener and I have no problem listening to your drama!! Why aren’t you telling me? you cannot blame me for not understanding or becoming impatient if I don’t know what’s going on! When she sent me the text about not living I got really upset. I sent her a text saying “We still have to always feel blessed. The more positive we are the more positive energy we attract, and that’s a fact. Woman, it can’t be that bad. You have a roof over your head. You’re healthy. You have a job. What about those who don’t? They should have died a long time ago then?” Was that comment too harsh?? But it was the truth!!

There are so many people out there that have much less than we do and they are still living life. I don’t understand what the hell there is to complain about. A former best friend of hers whom she doesn’t speak to anymore recently got diagnosed with cancer. I promised to keep it a secret in respect to her. But at that moment I just really wished that I could tell her about it!! I wanted her to desperately understand that she is blessed and needs to snap out of this depression!! Ugh!!

I wanna believe that she is genuinely happy for me. But I can’t help but to think she’s not. I’m her youngest friend I think cuz most of her friends are actually classmates from high school so they were all her class whereas I was 2 classes younger than her. So now even I’m engaged so I’m sure its very depressing. If she was dating right now it wouldn’t be half bad, but she hasn’t seriously dated anyone since her big break up so I know how difficult this is.

I felt bad so I sent her another text last night, “How was your day?” And she replied, “I’m going to isolate myself from you and everybody else.. You don’t have to contact me anymore.” I was like what??? I don’t know if I should be even more worried or just straight up pissed off at this point! I am trying to work with you woman!! I’m trying to be supportive and caring but God helps those who help themselves!! You have to help yourself too!!

Earlene said it best yesterday. She said “What she’s gotta understand is that everyone has their time. Back in the day when she was dating and everyone around you was dating and you weren’t. How did that make you feel? You never were like this! And all those times that she and your other friends could hang out and go places and your Momma wouldn’t let you go and you had to be stuck home, you never complained! Now is your time to shine, and your blessing is here and she needs to understand that her time will eventually come too but she needs to be happy for you right now.”

Now I am stuck between if I want to continue to reach out to her or just give up and let her cool down a bit. I don’t want her to fall into a deeper depression! She needs friends! She needs to go out and do stuff and be around folks! But she keeps herself stuck in her little world of boo-hoo-hoo’s and she’ll be miserable!! I really wished she would get out and date again. Sister-in-law is always trying to hook her up but she’s not interested. You can’t be stuck in the past, you have to be open-minded! You don’t know who you’re gonna end up loving!! If you keep searching for the one you “think” you’re gonna love then you might end up passing up the one that you really are suppose to be with!! >_<

I love her to pieces but sometime she gets me so upset!! Ugh!! Two instances that happened last time. One, there was like a month that I didn’t talk to her. I usually talk to her when I’m driving home from work, but during that month I was listening to an audiobook so I didn’t call her. Well during that month she had some dude pursuing her that she wasn’t attracted to. But since he was so persistent, she decided to go on a few dates with him cuz she was bored. Well afterwards she told the dude that it wasn’t going to work out but apparently he didn’t wanna take no for an answer and kept bothering her. After me and her reconnected and got caught up again, she told me it was my fault for her now not being able to get rid of him. Cuz had I kept in contact with her she wouldn’t have “strayed” just to keep herself occupied and now she can’t get rid of the dude. Hello woman!! I have a life too! And tons of drama!! I’m sorry if I occasionally go on hiatus, but I’m known for doing that!! If that was an issue then I’d have no friends cuz me and Lili went for like a year or two without talking! But we can still just pick up and be fine! Ugh.

Then another instance a couple of weeks ago. I called her and we talked on a Thursday afternoon. She called me the next day (Friday) and I missed her call cuz I was on the phone with Kenny. By the time I got off the phone with him it was too late to call her back. I called her back Monday afternoon. She missed my call. She then later sent me a text saying “Did you call Unnie?” I said “Girl, its me” And then she said “This is not she. What did you need to speak to her about?” I was like “Huh??” For a second I thought someone else was texting on her behalf? I was so confused!! Then I text her a couple of times more but she didn’t respond and then sometimes she would. Well come to find out she was just messing with me. I asked her if she has been having phone problems cuz I’ve called her but she’s missed all of them. She said “No you haven’t called. Would you please call me before the end of the world comes!” I was like WHAT?? But I HAVE been calling you!! Auhhh!! Then I sent her some other text messages, and she didn’t respond. Later she responded by saying “I’m supposed to be mad at you right now…” I was like WHAT?? For what?? What the hell did I do?? Is it cuz I missed your call?? Is that why you got this whole little “show” going on to prove to me you’re upset about it?? OMFG!! How old are we again??

Honestly, at this point in my life, I am at the “f@ck it” stage. I have dealt with so much damn drama in my life and have had to take care of my family at such a young age that I honestly don’t wanna put up with anymore immaturity and drama for no reason. Anyone else who is better off than me financially, or whatever else that complains about life, pisses me off. We are too damn old for this. This isn’t elementary school where someone is your best friend one second and you get upset and become best friends with someone else the next. When you were dating and we lost contact, I never felt neglected because of it! That’s just how it works! All of my friends that have recently married. We hang out and talk less and I’m ok with that too!! They are not single anymore! They have their lives and you should too!! I am always here if you need me but we are too damn old to be playing some “I’m mad at you” games!! I have always prided myself in having good and drama free friends but auhhhh!!!! I can’t deal with this!!

This is supposed to be a happy time for me! Why are you not helping the cause?? Reason A is already not giving me her blessing, I can’t deal with everyone being in a shitty mood right now when I’m in a happy one!! Please stay the hell away from me if you’re in a shitty mood so you don’t dampen my spirits!! I probably sound like a bitch right now and you know what?? I don’t give a f@ck!! >_<

Random Tuesday Pictures…

Quote Of The Day: “I have no idea. Do we look like the place that provides butt steamers? I’m just sayin’… >_>” -Juse

Meant to post these pics last week… So here is le summary in pics. XD

Malls are starting to put up Christmas decorations!! So pretty! Me likey. =)

Stopped by the drugstore and saw these super cute nail polishes!! Me want!! Although I don’t like any of the colors. *DIES*

Got a basket of goodies at work today. I was never the type to like sweets or cookies, and especially raisins in them? Eww!! But these weren’t half bad. O_o

Always have hated mint or peppermint. Just don’t like the flavor, but this piece of peppermint bark was da bomb diggity!! Woot!!

Bought me a lotto ticket. Powerball is at $500 million now. Lets win this so I can get married this week!! Lol!!

Random Monday Thoughts…

MOOD:  (Knocked Out)
Quote Of The Day: “You know in a pack of those Whopper candies how sometimes you get a malt ball without the malt? SHE.IS.THAT.BALL……. -_-” -Juse

Just had a 4 day weekend but still tired as hell. #itsallworthit

Over spent my budget for the month so I’m going to be eating napa for the rest of the year. #poorfolkproblems

Bossman came for roll call and then left for a business trip. #hallelujah

I got a coupon for instant noodes at H-Mart for 50% off!! #cravingfill

Intern Canton Cook thinks the water in the toilet bowl is hot. #wtf

Intern Roger called from MS to congratulate me! #awww

Roll Over Pics From Yesterday + Back To Work Mañana

MOOD:  (Tired)
Quote Of The Day: “Oh yeah. If I had ur mom, I’d go to Vegas alone and tour alone and eat alone and be miserable alone. Lol” -Lili

So I didn’t wanna take away from my great news yesterday so I decided to move these two pics to today’s post. Lol. #flexible

Yesterday me and Lili stopped by Little Tokyo for lunch. She had Teriyaki Chicken I believe? And noodles and green beans and I had Sesame Chicken, fried rice, and green beans. I was really busy talkin’ to Kenny so I don’t think I even ate much. Plus I was nervous from all the butterflies in my stomach so I couldn’t stuff my face although I was hungry. Ugh. Later Lili told me that she was staring at my green beans thinking she could have killed those off too. Ahaha! #greenbeankiller

When we were about to head home, it was getting late, and we wanted to continue talkin’ so we decided to head to Saigon for some food since her car was parked there. I had pho but Lili only had a bubble tea. #lighteater

Today I spent the whole day just resting and letting the news marinate in my head. I wore my ring to bed last night but I kept waking up to either a, stare at it, or b, check to make sure I didn’t bang it against my headboard or get it caught in my blanket. *FAILS*

I can’t believe I have to head back to work tomorrow! Noooo!!! Ugh. After a long “argument” with reason A last night we (actually she) has decided that I shouldn’t wear my ring to work. But shhhhh!! Quiet, cuz Kenny doesn’t know. I promised him I wouldn’t take it off. #badwifey But there is so much drama at work right now, I just don’t think it’s good timing. I definitely don’t want Ms. Lee to spot the ring and force me to tell her the whole story of how we meet, why he’s so far away, what we plan to do about it in the future, etc. One thing her hard headed ass doesn’t get is that my personal business is personal! Ugh!!

Since I posted it on my Facebook, Intern Roger does know. But I know he’s not a talker so I should be fine. Its back to work tomorrow folks! Noooooooo!!! >_<

The Proposal 3.0: Final Chapter – Put A Ring On It!

MOOD:  (Ecstatic)
Quote Of The Day: “So does that mean you’re officially engaged?? OMG” -Lili

So as of today… Juse is OFFICIALLY ENGAGED!!! Auhhhhh!!!! (*Runs around butt naked in joy) XD Lol. Ok, might have to reconsider the butt naked part cuz I do have a lot of wobbly bits. >_> But anyways, it’s true! It’s true!! I can’t even believe it myself! If you ask Lili about what I seemed like after we got the ring, she would say that I didn’t seem excited. Lol. In reality, I was just in shock!! I think she was more excited than I was. Lol!!

First let’s talk about the plan. As you all know, Kenny recently started a new job. He had been out of work for a couple of months. It started around my birthday actually and it was rather depressing. But I continued to be supportive and let him know that we can take our time finding the next job and that it was ok. He proposed official for like the second time on my birthday. I felt myself struggling internally about these “makeshift proposals” because this is not exactly what I had pictured as a little girl about how this should go. >_>

But to make a long story short, good things come to those who wait, and honestly; we’re making good timing!! It’s only been 3 years!! I think we’re on a pretty good schedule! Lol. Today was the day!! The day I got to pick out and take my ring home!! OMFG!! *Hyperventilates* You guys just don’t know. It felt like an eternity in making this happen and I can’t believe it actually did!!

Lili volunteered her time to help me in the endeavor and she was just as excited cuz she was there from day one!! So me and Kenny’s love story unfolded right in front of her, and I guess as cheesy as it sounds, in some way, it’s rather magical!! Lol. We started our day off early at around 10am. Lili and I met up and started en route to all these jewelry stores! At first I was excited, but it never occurred to me how difficult it would be. I can totally understand why it takes months sometimes to choose a ring. I’m trying to knock this out in one day. Whew!!

After researching a long time online, it was time to visit each store and look at the real deal. Sometimes it’s hard to vision how something would look unless you actually try it on. For example, according to the online measuring method, I always thought my ring size was 8.5. I even thought to myself, damn I have chunky hands!! Lol. Cuz on most of their websites, they said the average woman’s ring size was 6.5. *FAILS* That meant I had obese hands. WTF? O_o So all this time I thought to myself that I would probably have to get my ring resized cuz they wouldn’t have something that big so that meant I wouldn’t be able to take my ring home today. #depressing But when I got to the store, and got officially sized, how about I’m a size 7! FTW!! I don’t have obese fingers after all!! Just slightly chubby ones! Lol. Most of the rings I tried on fit just fine, there were only a couple that must have been Lili’s ring size or something cuz they were tiny. XD

I don’t know how many rings I tried on, and I think we went to 7 stores. With the first 3 stores, I tried to get Kenny’s full involvement. I really wanted him to pick one out with me, but honestly it was hard. I sent him the pics of the first couple of rings and he didn’t really have much of an opinion. *FAILS* He was just kinda like “Whatever you like Honey!” which is great and all but can I get some input here?? Damn!! Men! Ugh. So at the 3rd store, we had saw this ring I rather liked. But Lili insisted that we should shop around more, so we left and decided to have lunch cuz we were both starving and tired. The lady helping us was very nice and super patient although I was quiet most of the time and Lili did all the talkin’. Ahaha! Maybe they thought I was mute or something. *FAILS*

After lunch we hit a few more stores, and saw some we rather liked, but it’s hard to find that “perfect” one you know? Poor Lili, I’m sure her legs were falling off. What I didn’t understand is how she could do all that talkin’ and not be thirsty, while I’m talkin’ less and over here chugging water like a dolphin! *EPIC FAIL* So towards the end of the night, it was decision time. We were hitting about 6pm, and by this time we had been walkin’ around for about 7 to 8 hours!! Auhhh!! Man time flies when you’re indecisive! Lol.

I’ve always heard that when you see the perfect ring, you’ll get that “feeling” and I was like “Uh, yeah right.” But I guess it is true, because after browsing for all the rings, we ended back up at the 3rd store, and I wanted to get that ring! Here comes the destiny part. So we came back to that store, and chatted for a while with the lady and just as I was wrapping up the transaction and she was boxing my ring, a young couple comes in. The lady immediately greets them and says “So you guys are back!” They nodded and then said that they were back to get that “ring that they had liked”, and I saw the lady hold up my ring box to them and say “I’m sorry, I just sold it.” I was like O_O!!! ARE YOU EFFIN’ SERIOUS?? They were talkin’ about my ring!!

Lili was like “What’s going on?” Cuz she sat behind me and couldn’t really see what was going on, and I told her, “They came back to buy my ring!” We were both like wow!! The young couple ended up staying and browsing for other rings, while the lady told me that right after me and Lili left to go “have lunch” (and also really to browse other stores of course) that this young couple came in. She said they had picked out my ring and one other ring they liked, but of course like me, they were a little hesitant and didn’t buy right away. She said the ring was destined to be mine!! Cuz had I came back even just a few minutes later; she would have sold my ring to them! Auhhhhh!!! I thought this stuff only happened in movies? *DIES*

That’s how I knew this was “the ring” cuz the story is way too crazy!! When we left Lili told me she felt relieved that I got it cuz she would have felt so guilt if it ended up being sold to someone else cuz she was the one that dragged me out the store and said we should continue browsing elsewhere. So without further ado, here’s le ring on le chubby finger, and le me! XD Lol.

I really do like it a lot and I even got the matching wedding band for it!! How great is that?? Now I’m all set! Just gotta find Kenny something. Lol. When we walked out, Lili asked me how I felt, and if I was excited, but I don’t remember what I said. Maybe I didn’t say anything. Lol. I think it didn’t really settle in with me at the moment, but in reality my little heart was thumping a mile a minute!! Woohoo!! Raise your hand if you’re engaged!! Me!! Me!! Me!! Lol.

When I got home I contemplated about when I should announce this cuz technically I guess engagement would start today cuz I’m wearing the ring starting today, but he actually proposed on 8/05. *CONFUSED* But you know these days, nothing is official unless its Facebook official!! So tada!!!

Lol! It’s true, the immature, silly, and melodramatic little Juse that was; is now all grown up and well on her way to be married off! Muahahaha. Lol. Thanks to everyone’s well wishes and friends who are genuinely happy for me! And especially thanks to Lili who ended up spending the whole day with me slaving over rings! Lol. It was mission accomplished AND we finally got to hang out again after all this time!! OMG!! The last time we got to hang out like this was in college. *EPIC FAILS* But thank you, thank you for takin’ charge because obviously I was stuck in the “Uh…” mode for most of the time. Ahaha! *Virtual Hug* =)

Black Friday + Wednesday’s Pizza & Wangs…

MOOD:  (Dizzy)
Quote Of The Day: “There’s a lot of people here. I’m not use to people.” -reason A

Last night me and reason A were gonna eat dinner early and then head to Super Wally World to fight folks down for my 3 quart slow cooker!! I had it all planned out! The Super Wally World by my house is 24 hours, and their Black Friday sale started at 10pm last night so we had planned to eat dinner early then head to Wally World around 8 or 9pm, to beat the crowd and then grab my slow cooker and just walk around. That way, we can just go ring up after 10pm and be sure to get one! Great plan!! Too bad it didn’t get implemented. Booo!! But because we ate early and was so tired from getting up early to cook, we decided to both take a nap. When we woke up it was approaching 8pm. We just didn’t feel like going!! We felt lazy and it was cold outside, and it was dark and we just didn’t feel like fighting down cheap folks for a slow cooker. Ugh. -__-;;

But today’s plans still carried on as usual. It has become an annual tradition of some sort for me and reason A to fight people down at Mall of  Georgia on Black Friday. That’s my favorite mall, and it has a ton of stores though I rarely find myself buying anything. >_> I just like going to see the Christmas decorations, listen to cheesy Christmas songs and see Santa!! Lol. If it wasn’t odd for a 30 year old to sit on Santa’s lap and get her pic taken, I’d be the first in line!! Lol.

We got there about noon and walked around til about 4pm, and we were worn out!! O’man! Let me tell you, shopping takes a lot out of you and walkin’ actually burns a lot of calories!! >_< We were so tired we decided to head home and I was starving but decided not to eat cuz I was sleepy as well. *FAILS* Then when I woke up and weighted myself, how about I had lost 3lbs!! Whoa!! All from just walkin’ around the mall?? Now I can definitely get the hang of this! Lol.

Not only that, but that Wednesday night I had a large pizza (with reason A of course) and like 18 hot wings!! Then Thursday night I had that huge chicken, and I ended up losing weight on Friday?? Score!! I like this diet! Lol. I forgot to post pics from Wednesday so here it is:

Pizza was complimentary of Papa John’s! I got a random email from them before leaving for work saying I had won a free pizza. I knew it was legit cuz I vaguely remembered entering in their Facebook contest to give away a million pizzas. But it seemed like months ago and I forgot all about it already! So it was definitely a pleasant surprise!! I realized now that the only time I ever eat pizza is when it’s free! Lol.

I use to hate Papa John’s pizza when I was a kid. The middle school and elementary schools I went to were all sponsored by Papa John’s so every time we had a pizza party we always got catered by Papa John’s. I don’t know why I didn’t like it but it just didn’t taste as good to me as Pizza Hut. The funny thing is, most people I know would take Papa John’s over Pizza Hut any day! *FAILS* But I must say that this time, I thought they were pretty good! I’m not saying that cuz I got free pizza but it doesn’t taste like it did when I was a kid! So woohoo!! Steal of a deal on pizza! Still hate Dominos though, although I ate like 3 free pizzas from them. >_>

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Quote Of The Day: “Move aside!! I know what I’m doing!” -reason A

So yet it is another Thanksgiving, another year. This is my first Thanksgiving on this blog since the blog started on New Years. There are lots of things that I’m thankful for. Lets detail a few of them today as we all take a moment to do 2 things. One; kill bird and two; give thanks.

One, I am thankful for me and reason A’s health. Although I’m sure there are plenty of little issues with us, in general we are both healthy and that’s more important than anything cuz without your health, you have NOTHING. All the money and riches in the world can’t buy you your health so I’m thankful for it. A few months ago, I had a horrible eye infection. According to my doc, it was allergies but really serious ones. Then because reason A was stressed about it, she ended up getting an eye infection herself! OMG. That’s when I realized how important it was to take care of our eyes. You only get one pair folks!! Take good care of them! >_<

Next thing I’m thankful for is le Hubby. I’m thankful for his continuous support, tolerance and unconditional love. Although we’ve had a couple of setbacks this year, those are all past us now and we’re both doin’ good! I’m thankful that I found him, have him and will always have him. He’s my soulmate, even if he does drive me crazy a lot of the time. Lol. I am also thankful that our relationship is progressing. I never felt like we had a “plateau” stage, but the more we realize we love each other the more we long to be together, and so I’m glad he finally made a step in the right direction, leading us down the path that will eventually end in us finally getting to be together. =) He told me I was his motivation for success. He has a goal and a dream to work towards and that is for us to be together, and that was very heartwarming. Hubby rules!! Lol.

Besides being thankful for family, of course I am thankful for friends!! Friends are super important to me because I don’t have much family. Every time I am in need, it is usually always a friend that comes to my rescue. My friends are reliable, genuine, and absolutely hilarious. I don’t know how I would balance my crazy reason A without them! Lol.

Lastly I am thankful for my job. Although I complain about it on a daily basis, but I am very blessed to be employed and have always been employed. We are in hard times, and considering that I am the provider for my household I am thankful everyday that I do have a job to go to that pays me, almost pennies but hey! Better than nothin’! Lol.

So today me and reason A roasted a bird!! It wasn’t a turkey but it was a huge chicken. It came out rather nice!! reason A hadn’t roasted a chicken since I was a kid! I’m surprised it came out pretty nice. Lol. We did realize that it’s probably better if we get a smaller chicken next time cuz it will be tenderer. The meat was leaning a little dry like a turkey on this bird. Lol. But all in all, a good Thanksgiving! Woohoo!!

Last Day Makin’ Donuts Before Thanksgiving! Leggo!

MOOD: (Waiting)
Quote Of The Day: “What? You mean Jack like the dog? O_o” -Intern Roger

So today is my last day of work before Thanksgiving!! Woohoo!! Then I get basically a 4 day weekend, cuz its Thurs-Sun. I don’t like counting the weekend though cuz I get those off anyways. >_> I was relying on getting off early today but I think those chances are very slim now cuz Bossman just walked in. -__-;; Every year he promises us that we can get off early the day before Thanksgiving and every  year he tricks us into stay the whole time. Ugh!! Don’t get my hopes all high old man!! Lol.

The game plan for today will be after work I need to go pick up some soy sauce and rock sugar. I asked reason A last night to double check and make sure she has everything she needs to roast this bird cuz it will be a pain in the ass if I have to run out the day of Thanksgiving to pick up some ingredients. That’s when she realized that she needed soy sauce (or else our chicken will be lookin’ kinda pale XD) and some rock sugar cuz she said you can’t use regular granulated sugar?? No clue. She hasn’t roasted a chicken in like 10 years! OMG! I hope she remembers how to do it. O_O;; *GULPS*

Gahh… I really wished I got off earlier today so I can hurry to the store! Ugh. -__-;;