Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Thursday, May 18, 2006
So it's been a good week for my family and friends. I got a promotion. My sister finally told my parents she is getting married. My roommate Sarah, Graduated and got a B in GREEK! (believe that is a major accomplishment!) and my friend Melinda graduated and is getting married also! Plus the lovely Elizabeth has been here all week to celebrate with us. It's been a good week. :D
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
A month ago, I signed up for the Tennis Channel. I have been waiting three years to get it and it was worth the wait and the extra $3.95 I'm paying. (I got other channels too with the upgrade but it was the Tennis Channel that I wanted.) For those who don't know me. I am a tennis NUT! I am the type of person who gets up at 2 in the morning to follow a match in Australia on my computer. Now, that's hardcore! The past couple of years ESPN has been my only outlet for tennis and while, yes their coverage has improved it still leaves little to be desired and to make things worse, they dropped most of the clay season. So come spring, I missed all the warm-up tournaments to the French Open. Oh that sucked. It's hard to handicap a field when didn't get a chance to see them. The clay season isn't my favorite part of the tennis year anyway but it drives me crazy that there is tennis on TV somewhere and I wasn't able to see it. Well, that is all in the past now. I got up around 9:30 this morning and I have seen Andy Roddick, Roger Federer, Marat Safin, and later Rafael Nadal! SWEET! And, the Tennis Channel is getting the Eurosport or Sky Sport feed so I don't have to listen to the all the gabbing between points. I do miss Mary and Cliffy but they will be back for the French. I love this channel so much!
Monday, May 08, 2006
Friday, May 05, 2006
Monday, May 01, 2006
This is the kind of stupidity that I have to deal with. I had the following conversation with a customer on Saturday, April 29, 2006.
Scene: Barnes and Noble, Coralridge Mall, Coralville, Iowa City.
The Salesperson (ME) is standing at the computer in the fiction section, trying to clock out for her lunch. She is approached by the a middle aged blonde woman.
Customer: Excuse Miss, do you work here?
Me: Yes, what can I help you with? (Why are you bothering me now? All I want to do is go to lunch?)
Customer: Where is your non-fiction section?
Me: um...What are you looking for because everything except for this section we are standing in now is non-fiction. (I love this question because it is so stupid?)
Customer: Oh, everything on that side?
Me: Everywhere but right here, ok the cafe isn't non-fiction but everything else in the store is. What are you looking for? (ok she's an idiot)Customer: I don't know. I need to do a book report for a class and I need, like, four non-fiction books?
Me: Ok, what are you interested in? What do you like to read?
Customer: I like mysteries. (She knows that mysteries are fiction right? Please do not tell me I'm going to have to explain to her what non-fiction is.)Me: Ok, how about true crime. Customer: that doesn't sound too bad. I don't want anything too heavy. Me: Ok, well, um...Let's see. Customer: Non-fiction is real right? Me: Yes (Oh, good there is something going on upstairs.) Customer: ok good. Me: How about the Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil? Have you seen the movie? Customer: Yes Me: Well, you will like the book if you liked the movie. I'll let you look around. Let us know if you need any more help. End Scene.