Thursday, September 28, 2006


It was going way too easy.

I was contacted yesterday from someone wanting to buy a Christening bracelet (and may want to buy more bracelcets in the future). She is leaving on the 6th for the Christening and needs it delivered by the 5th. It took until today for her to send payment and give me the details (size, name, etc). So I got to work on it tonight. Luckily, I had all the letters in stock. Perfect. I could make it tonight, ship it tomorrow, and she'd have it by Wednesday. No problem.

So I made the bracelet.

But just after I printed out the shipping label, I received an email from her: I made a mistake in my original order! The child's name is spelled Lilly - not Lily. That's two l's. I'm sorry for the confusion!

I...I don't have another "L".

I just placed an order for more letters, including "L"s, but it will be a few days before I receive them.

I can cancel the shipping label, and I can go to the bead store tomorrow after work, and I can ship it Saturday. It will work out.

But I'm just a bit...crushed.

It was going so well!

I need some chocolate now.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Pet Peeve:

People who, when given a less than stellar review of their performance (in this instance, work), and only offer endless excuses for their poor performance and then proceed to pick at and attack others (in this case, those in charge), instead of perhaps accepting that their own performance could, indeed use a bit of work.

I am speaking of people at work right now, but this can apply to other areas, as well.

Saturday, September 23, 2006


I'm getting a bit weary of cleaning up all the various things that come out of my cats.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


I've been tagged by Sheryl for a me-me. I don't think it's ever happened before. What's more is I was just thinking about blogging about my current reading. Although I can't remember exactly WHAT about it, right now.

1. One book you have read more than once:

There are tons. I'm a huge repeat reader. But to name one: Jonathan Kellerman's When the Bough Breaks.

2. One book you would want on a desert island:

Issac Asimov's The Complete Stories. See, that way, there'd be variety. *nods*

3. One book that made you laugh:

Teresa Bloomingdale's I Should Have Seen it Coming When the Rabbit Died.

4. One book that made you cry:

The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold.

5. One book you wish you had written:

When I worked at [insert name of multi-national electronics company here], I was compiling a list of "101 Things to do with a Digital Satellite System". Because they sure as shit weren't fit to watch TV from. I wish I'd continued the list. It would have made a great book.

6. One book you wish had never been written:

I live in a cave. If it doesn't interest me, or if I don't think I'll enjoy it, then I haven't read it. So I have nothing with which to answer this.

7. One book you are currently reading:

Just last night I finished with Harry Potter 5, and started up on Harry Potter 6 (The Half-Blood Prince). I've read them all before. 1-4 I think I've read at least 5 times. When 5 first came out, I'd borrowed my sister's hardcover. When I was re-reading 1-4 again this time, I apparently was rather excited to be getting to 5 again, and discovered I'd bought the paperback twice. If anyone wants a copy (now in used condition), please let me know. And just recently, during my black-out post, I mentioned how I'd found #6 in paperback during my excursion to Wal-Mart. And so now I'm reading it again. Yay! And if anyone would like #6 in hardcover, please let me know. It's only been read once.

But either book #7 or movie #5 had better come out soon. I don't know what I'm going to do once I've finished reading this one again.

8. One book you have been meaning to read:

Asimov's I Robot.

I've been meaning to read it anyway. But now I'm in the middle of an Alan Tudyk kick and just figured out (or remembered) that he's in the movie. So now I have to see it. And I should REALLY read it first. And to go off on a tangent, I just rented A Knight's Tale, for the same reason. Loved it so much that I just had to buy a used copy off of Ebay. And 28 Days, too. (Though I've seen that, several times, before. I'm a huge movie repeater, too.)

9. One book that changed your life:

My life's a blur. I really can't answer that.

10. Now tag five people:

Hmmm. Min, Helen, Angela, Jess, and Amanda.

Friday, September 8, 2006

It's far too early for this

Here I am, struggling against sleep, waiting for my son to return home from his evening out. My TEN year old son.

His friend's dad took him and his friend and the friend's little sister to the drive-in. For some reason, friend's mom didn't think just having Jake sleep over their house after was a good idea. I don't think she realized how long a double-feature plus the long drive home takes. Rookies.

He might not be home for another hour, or more.

Is this what is to come? Staying up half the night waiting for that boy to come home? Pfft. When he's old enough to go out, I think it's time I start going out again.


Monday, September 4, 2006

I've become a MySpace whore.

I've made another MySpace. [blush]

The first one was really to showcase my store. And then I found I wanted to make one all personalized, but I didn't want to intrude on the store one. So I've made another. This one's about me. I'm sending invites out again.

I promise to not make this a habit.

Sunday, September 3, 2006

Hot Damn!

I've already received an inquiry on MySpace about making a custom rosary for someone.


Saturday, September 2, 2006

This quiz is wicked cool.

Dude! You're 100% from Massachusetts!

Dude! Me and Sully and Fitzie and Sean are gonna hit Landsdowne tonight after the game, hang out at the Beerworks. I'll pick you up at the Coop at 6.

How Massachusetts are you?