Friday, December 25, 2009
the little niece
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
He turned around with a puzzled look on his face and said "All week? Even Friday?"
I replied, still trying to hold back my choking coughs,"Yep, though I only work a half day that day. It's next week that I have a couple days off."
"Really?", said he. "What groups do you have that would even be open for anything that day? Or do you just have a lot of work that day?"
I was somewhat puzzled by this time, it's not like we were the only business open on Christmas eve. "No, I have absolutely nothing to occupy my time. But the office is open until 1:00 that day so I'm here."
"Really? On Friday?"
And then it dawned on me, Friday is Christmas not Christmas Eve. facepalm!
"Umm wait, Friday is Christmas huh? Hello! I meant Thursday." > insert nervous laughter <
"Oh, well that's good." he said.
Then I ran away and cried. Not really but my confidence is deflated by like a bagillion percent.
Monday, December 21, 2009
With that said I have posted our email exchange below. Please tell me what you think. I think I totally lost him, especially at the end. Is it because I didn't ask a question or was he already done with the convo long before then?
Preface: I had gone to a Sant Claus Pub crawl on Friday night with some ladies from work. I normally work half days on Fridays so I had gone home, got all hoochified and then came back to work to meet the girls. Mr. Handsome was still there, getting ready to leave so we chatted for a bit about different things, his plans for the weekend, my plans for that night and how I was the DD, he said being a DD isn't all it's cracked up to be, yadda, yadda, yadda. Needless to say I was on cloud nine after that little exchange. If I had had beer poured over me repeatedly during the night I don't think I would have minded, that's how happy I was.
Today I sent out an email to everyone in the office letting them know their gifts (cookies) were in the break room (which is what the first email by me is)....
>>> Ashley 12/21/2009 9:47 AM >>>
Your Christmas treats are in the break room. There's chewy white chocolate coconut cookies, devil's food mint cookie sandwiches and spice maple cookie sandwiches. Enjoy!
>>> Mr. Handsome 12/21/2009 10:00 AM >>>
These are AMAZING! How was the santa crawl last Friday?
>>> Ashley 12/21/2009 10:35 AM >>>
Good, I'm glad you like them :0)
The pub crawl was interesting but good, thank you for asking! Someone actually meowed at me which was really weird but it was nice to hang out with the girls outside of work and get to know them a little bit better. But overall I had a good time.
Did you have a good weekend?
>>> Mr. Handsome 12/21/2009 10:47 AM >>>
Ha ha...okay I'm seriously laughing about the meow! How did you respond?
My weekend was good, but way too short. Luckily this week shouldn't be too bad!
>>> Ashley 12/21/2009 11:14 AM >>>
Obviously I was caught off guard so I just sort of chuckled nervously and backed away. After he left I realized that I probably should have hissed at him. That would have been awesome.
I know, weekends never seem long enough. I seriously can't believe Christmas is only a few days away. I'm sooooo excited! Do you have any fun plans during the holidays?
>>> Mr. Handsome 12/21/2009 11:31 AM >>>
I SO wish you would have hissed at him! Ya, I'm really excited that it's Christmas this week. I'm not ready for it at all, but I think it will come anyway! I don't have anything too exciting...just being off work!
How about you? Any exciting plans...?
>>> Ashley 12/21/2009 12:17 PM >>>
I'm not ready for it yet either. Well, I haven't decorated yet (we still have stuff up from Halloween) nor have I wrapped anyone's presents but at least my shopping is almost done. It's going to be really good though. My brother and his family are coming over for Christmas dinner so I'm excited to try out some new recipes and play with my nieces and nephew.
Taking time off during the holidays is the best. I usually take a week or so off since it's so slow during that time but not this time. I decided to go on a couple vacations over the summer instead so I only have a day or two off.
>>> Mr. Handsome 12/21/2009 1:22 PM >>>
That's no bueno that you only get a couple of days this time. At least you got some good vacations in during the year though.
Yeah I think I totally blew it at the end. Or maybe the whole thing. Maybe he didn't want to chat. Bloody hell I am so confused/flustered!!!!!!
P.S. Avatar = pure AWESOMENESS times like a bagillion. Seriously.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Twilight with Cheeseburgers
How Twilight Should Have Ended
Not 20 minutes ago via facebook I found out that evidently we're not going to China anymore. Hmmm.... nobody told me about this! I was seriously contemplating not going on some of my other trips next year just so I could make sure I had enough money for China. Don't get me wrong, if we're not going because she broke up with her BF that's fine. Not a big deal. The thing that makes me so pissed is that she never told me anything. Nothing. At all. I had to find it out from facebook.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
My first year at girls camp I got hurt every single day I was there.
Day 1) I tripped up the stairs and skinned both knees.
Day 2) I stabbed my lip with a fork.
Day 3) I tripped on a rock and twisted my ankle.
Day 4) a plastic canoe fell on my head and made a big gash on my nose.
Day 5) I forgot to put sun screen on and fried until I was a nice crispy mahogany color.
Why does any of this matter you might ask? Well, I just stabbed myself with a fork AGAIN and now it really hurts.
Just thought ya'll would like to share in pain :0)
Umm New Moon is tonight. I'm going to the 3 AM showing. I know. I'm sooooooooo gonna be dead at work tomorrow morning. But it's worth it. Oh so worth it.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
i don't what this all means. it's just what i'm going through right now.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
2. Ruby Woo lipstick from MAC.
I'm a HUGE mac girl and I about died when I saw this lipstick. It's seriously like the most perfect shade of red
3. TOMs Shoes. Like the coolest thing EVER!
My birthday is coming up in exactly two weeks and GASP!!! I'm gonna be 24.
Holy friggin' Hannah that seems old.
and yes, i am very aware of how awesome my paint skills are. don't be hatin'
I love them. Seriously. I.Love.Them. But, not in the freaky fan girl way. That'd be weird since I'm like a hundred years older than them.
Nick will you you marry me???
OK, seriously, best idea EVER!
These movies rock and to have them up on the big screen again is amazing.
But it gets even more amazinger (yes i know how horribly wrong that sentence is) they decided to show both movies not only in 3D but as a double feature. That means you get two movies for the price of one.
And whats even more amazinger-er are the features they made just for the intermission. They quiz kids on movies and have little features for you to watch while you wait.
Monday, August 31, 2009
I just got back today from a weekend spent at the Shakespearean Festival. Can I just tell you how much I love Shakespeare? Seriously. I. Love. Shakespeare. Muchos. Mi madre and I saw three plays this weekend - Henry V http://www.bard.org/news/video/videohenryv.html, As You Like It http://www.bard.org/news/video/videoasyoulikeit.html and my very most favorite The Comedy of Errors http://www.bard.org/news/video/videocomedy.html. I'm totally crushing on the actor (Quinn Mattfeld) who plays Antipholus of Syracuse. Needless to say, he is a hottie boombalottie - especially when he takes his shirt off in As You like It. The weekend was too short though, especially since I spent most of Saturday sleeping in the most comfortable bed ever made. That's what I get for staying up late trying to clean and ultimately failing. Meh.. it's all good. At least my laundry is done :0)
I went to San Francisco in July for the Harry Potter conference, did you know? Yeah. It was like the coolest thing EVER!!!!!!! I know you're jealous. You should be. I got to hang out with awesome roomies, got to ride elevators with Snape, Dumbledore, Prof. McGonagall, Harry and loads of other awesome witches and wizards, I got to see the 6th HP movie with a bunch of humungo HP fans, I drank a butt load of butter beer (virgin of course!) and got to ride around lots o' trolleys and walked like a thousand miles all over the piers AND i got to walk under sharks and sting rays ad stuff. Not too mention the fact that I got not one but TWO pictures with Percy Weasley. Oh yeah. I am awesome. And you can be awesome too since there's gonna be a n even better HP conference next year on Orlando. Oh yeeeeaaaaahhhh!
Pics of my trip will follow at some point or another.
Oh hey guess what?! I got an A in my math class and a B in my Psych class last semester. I was pretty darn excited. Hopefully this semester will be just as good since I'm trying to do 10 credit hours and work full time. Let's hope :0)
Ok it's 1:18 AM. Time for beddy bye.
Monday, July 6, 2009
I wasn't rude but I also didn't hide how upset I was that such a huge mistake had been made. It should never have happened in the first place. She knows better. I certainly didn't hide the fact that she should have known better, especially since she has been talked to about it before. I told her in absolute sincerity of the many ramifications that could occur because of this issue and why it's against company policy to do exactly what she did.
I probably could have been a little more compassionate but there comes a time when you have to throw away the nice guy attitude and kick some sense into people. Unfortunately, there's really no way to do that with out coming across as a total B&^$%. It sucks. Believe me. I hate being having to be like this cuz it's so not me.
I hate my job on days like this.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Sunday was interesting. I felt like a blimp and therefore was super self conscious and then we had a lesson in Sunday school about the Word of Wisdom. This made an already self conscious Ash even more self conscious because I had my hair in a pony tail that day which showed both of my tattoos to everyone behind me all while people were commenting that tattoos defile our bodies. I felt like people were staring at me making judgements. I'm sure most if not all of it was in my head but I get paranoid when I'm feeling more than awful about... well ... me. Anywho, later that night as I was getting ready for bed I started thinking about the lesson and how amazing Heavenly Father is. Why is he amazing? For a plethora of reasons, but in this case it's because I had seriously been thinking about getting another tattoo while on vacation in San Fran. I find it so amazing and funny that right when I'm thinking about this we have a lesson on the very same thing. It made me think about why it is that I adhere to the no smoking, no drinking, no drugs, no coffee, etc, etc rules and yet fr some reason the no tattoo guideline holds no sway over me. I was thinking about how hypocritical it is for me to be ok with the one while I'm not with the others and about how if I make concessions for one thing, then I'll start making concessions for other things and then I'll probably wind up a chain smoking 25 year old with 16 children from 16 different men....probably not but still. When you let one thing slide you normally start to let other things slide. Not a good thing, especially since I''m trying really hard to come back to the church.
In other news, I bought a really cool church book for converts. Although I have been a member of the church for most of my life (converted when I was 9) I really don't know much about the church or it's principles. Anyway, I've read two chapters of it thus far and am totally loving it. They add a great sense of humor to their explanations for a lot of the things in the church that converts get confused by.
In even more other news, I had the great privilege of writing a somewhat angry letter to one of Westminster's deans on behave of one of my agents. It was super fun since most of the time when I want to write an angry letter or reply I can't because then I'd be fired. Don't worry, I wasn't rude or anything, just straightforward and yeah.. it was great.
I have homework to do so I shall say adieu.
P.S. I facebook/blogger stalked the guy from my ward again, yesterday and today though not nearly as much so that's both a good sign and a bad sign.
P.S.S. I walked next to above mentioned guy on Sunday going from Sunday school to the chapel. I wanted to say something to him but all I could come up with was (referring to the walk to the chapel where everyone is packed together in a narrow hallway) "Don't you feel like cattle making the long, slow walk to be butchered?" Yeah, that was lame... especially since I was referring to us going to Sacrament meeting. So I said and did nothing. I should have smiled... yeah that would have been smart. sigh....
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
I'm going to blame it all on how bored I was at work yesterday... the fact that I did it once I got home from work is neither here nor there... seriously...
I'm starting to remind myself of that crazy girl from the movie "He's Just Not That Into You" which scares me because she had issues, major issues...
I need help.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Anywho, check out my old blog located in the "My Blog List" section.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Yup... it's true. I. am. AWESOME.
This fine example of my artistic prowess in no way promotes the smoking of "death sticks" because they are bad and cause lots of sickness and death hence the name "DEATH sticks"
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
I attended my niece's school play over the weekend. They did the "Twelve Dancing Princesses" or something like that. Anyway, it was cute but not as good as their last play, "Seussical the Musical". There was one very awesome thing about the play though - the kid who played the king shaved the top part of his head to make it look like he going was bald. I give him and his parents props for letting him do that. I wanted to take pics and would have but alas I suck and haven't bought a memory card for my camera yet. Soon... after the wedding... hopefully.
I suck... a lot. Why? Well many reasons really, but I won't get into all of them today. Mainly my sucky-ness right now is based upon the fact that I'm an idiot when it comes to guys. Yesterday I was driving to the tanning salon after work and happened to look at the car to my right. It was a hot guy - a really hot guy - in a nice car with a big puppy checking me out. Checking me out!?! The smart thing to do would be to at least smile at him, maybe wave, try and get his attention at a stop light and maybe exchange numbers or, you know, make out or whatever. Did I do any of these things? Nuh uh. Why? Cuz I'm an idiot and I suck and I freak out when a guy acts even remotely interested in me. Why? I suck, I'm an idiot and I have a hard time believing that guys could be interested in me ... period.
Yes, I have issues. Don't judge.
In other news, I'd like to give a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one Zachary Quinto - brilliant actor and hottie extraordinaire.
He's in the new Star Trek movie. He plays Spock or as I like to call him "Spocktavious" Why? I have no idea. It just popped into my head when I was watching the movie for the 3rd time (yes, it really is THAT good) on Saturday. Could it be because he looks like a Greek god? Mayhaps.
He also plays Sylar in the TV series Heroes which amazingly enough I finally started watching about a month ago. It's awesome and I think I might be addicted to it as well.
Anywho, I need to leave so...
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
12 questions answered by doing a google immage search. You have to pick an image from the very first page that comes up.
1. What is your name? Ashley
2. What is your favorite food? Macaroni and Cheese
3. What is your hometown? Salt Lake City
4. What is your favorite color? Green
5. What is your favorite movie? Braveheart
6. What is your favorite drink? Shirley Temple
7. What is your dream vacation? Scotland
8. What is your favorite dessert? Red Velvet Cake
9. What is one word to describe yourself? Awesome
10. How are you feeling right now? BORED
11. What do you love most in the world? Family
12. What do you want to be when you grow up? Mom
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
2. I like to change my hair color often. I've had blonde hair, red hair, black hair, brown hair, pink hair, and a combo of black, red and blonde.
3. My family means the world to me.
4. My ideal career is a professional student. That way I could learn everything I wanted to know about anything that interests me and still get paid.
5. If for some reason I had to go into hiding I think I'd change my name to either Leery MacGregor or Ashe DeGarre.
6. I've been an extra in three Disney movies and can be seen twice in The Luck of the Irish.
7. Men are supposed to be hairy so please stop shaving your legs, forearms and chests – it’s not cool. The only time you should opt for hair removal is if you have a hairy back.
8. I hate shaving my legs. Once I had become so frustrated with the whole process that I shaved one leg but not the other.
9. I like movies that don’t end happily – they’re more realistic.
10. I have a really hard time trusting people and am therefore very guarded. Only a select few actually know the real me- what makes me tick, my thoughts, my worries, etc.
11. I am truly grateful for my mom and the examples she has set for me, both good and bad. She is my best friend.
12. I have a little brother named Matthew that I haven’t seen since he was a few days old. I’d like to meet him some day but that would probably mean having to see my father as well and that’s something I’m not interested in.
13. I am grateful that we have writers such as J.R.R. Tolkein, J.K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, George R.R. Martin, Lynn Abbey, Patricia A. McKillip, Patricia Brigs and so many more who bring to life characters and worlds that we all love and wish we were a part of.
14. I am a big believer in taking personal time between relationships to get reacquainted with the new you. All experiences and people change us in some way. When a relationship ends you’re a different person than when it started and I think taking time to find out who you are now as a person before dating again is very important.
15. I still feel like I am partly to blame for my brother’s death. I know I’m not but I still feel like it.
16. Sitting in perfect silence with someone without feeling awkward is wonderful.
17. Toilet time is personal time. Do not under any circumstances use the toilet when someone else is in the bathroom getting ready. The only exception to this is if the person is in the shower - unless you make a stinky.
18. I am sad that everything is so impersonal now, especially correspondence. I wish hand written letters were still the norm. I love reading letters that were written from years ago. They’re more personal and have the depth of history that emails will never have.
19. I was 19 when I got my first cell phone.
20. I want to learn French, Finnish, Russian, Gaelic and Latin. I’ve never wanted to learn Spanish for some reason.
21. I hate Opera. I went to see Madame Butterfly for my last birthday and it was about as lame as lame can be. The music was pretty but the dialogue was horrendous and the actors were like wooden stick figures going from mark to mark.
22. My one goal in life is to be happy.
23. I prefer rainy/cloudy days to sunny days.
24. I like my steak rare almost to the point you can still hear it mooing.
25. I love the freckles on my niece’s nose and the way my nephew’s eyes almost disappear when he grins.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Caller: What hotels do you have available?
Me: As of right now we only have the Shilo Inn available for your dates.
Caller: What about the Marriott? Do you have that one available?
Me: No, we only have the Shilo Inn available.
Caller: Oh.... well how about the Radisson. Is that available?
Me: No. The only hotel we have available for the conference is the Shilo Inn. We do not have availability at any of the other hotel properties right now.
Caller: Hmmm, well okay. Are you sure you don't have the Marriott available?
Me: Yes, the ONLY hotel we have available is the Shilo Inn.
Caller: Okay, well how far is the Sheelo from the convention center?
Me: The Shilo is across the street from the south entrance of the convention center.
Caller: Is that close?
Me: Yes, it's across the street.
Caller: Is that across like a highway or something?
Me: No, it's across the street.
Caller: Okay, so how many blocks is that?
Me: It's like a 1/6 of a block, if that. It's right across the street from the convention center. It would take you two minutes at most to get there and that's if you have to wait for a light.
Caller: Oh okay so it's close then?
Me: Yes it is very close.
Caller: And how far is it coming back?
Me: ......... Ummm, I'm not sure I understand the question. Coming back from where?
Caller: From the convention center.
Me: ......................................................... It's the same distance.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
If I ever mention wanting to get extensions again please remind me of how much I hate them, how much of a hassle they are, and the nasty smell that occurs when I briefly go over them with my straightener not to mention the pain they cause if jostled. If I don't believe you I give you full permission to slap me around a bit to knock some sense into me. This also goes for when/if I get the urge to have bangs again.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Also, I didn't brush my hair today.
I'm me and you're you. Nice to meet you.
I don't have much time to write today but here are some things about me:
* I'm a Harry Potter fanatic
* I enjoy getting tattoos
* If I could turn into any magical being/creature I'd either be a vampire or an elf
* Cake is the best thing ever created
* Action movies totally ROCK!!
* I think the cartoons playing nowadays are so totally lame