Sunday, August 28, 2011

Lumberjack Squirrel Revival

I went to the State Fair on Saturday, went with Richard, mom and my brother, it was fun. The weather behaved too, it was cloudy and windy so a tad cold but it didn't rain. While at the fair we all went to the lumberjack show that is done every year. Richard and I have kind of made it a tradition to go to it every year cause its so fun to watch cause of the corny jokes. It's about a 45 minute show and all of us were having fun.

The show was about done there were only a few things left for them to do and they wheeled the wheel barrel out that holds the hare chairs in it that they make to sell. Well in said wheel barrel there was a squirrel that was hiding out. There is a little wood building that they have there at the set that they use for 2 weeks out of the year and the rest of the year it's the squirrels home well the poor thing didn't know what to do so I guess it hid in the wheel barrel. Anyways, the squirrel got spooked by having the wheel barrel move on him and jumped out when it stopped moving and then didn't know where to go or what to do with its self. So it took off into the audience to find a place to hide. It ran across peoples laps, jumped off people, I mean this thing was booking it, people were screaming, including me. Why me? well it bounded of the lady in front of me, and was headed right at me so I scream and jump up, it missed me and was headed straight at Richards face, he was sitting behind me. He put his arm up to protect his face and the squirrel bounded off his side ran behind us and got away. It was quite a sight to see really. Sadly no one got it on video cause everyone agreed it would have been a youtube smash.

That whole thing reminded me of the Ray Stevens song Mississippi Squirrel Revival. I mean if you have ever heard that song you can just pretty much picture what happened at the lumberjack show.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Lunch Limbo Anyone?

I'm sitting here starving, I can literally hear my stomach growling, why don't I get up and make food to eat? Well because nothing sounds good. I have dinner all figured out but lunch well lunch is throwing me for a loop today. I hate when this happens, I think of all these things I could eat and go, meh doesn't sound appetizing at all, I will end up going into the kitchen staring at food for like ever then just decide that what ever my hand lands on that's what's for lunch no mater what.

Richard has put in for a few full time positions with Home Depot, so we are just waiting to see if he gets one or not. 1 position is here in town and he would be working at all 3 stores here in town, basically one day be at this store the next day at this one and so on. The other 2 positions he applied for are out in Wasilla, one is the paint department manager and the other is working in receiving. Richard has experience in all 3 positions, so hopefully he gets one of them.

Meanwhile, We are kinda in limbo, we need to find a cheaper place to live but can't really look for one till we know if we are looking out in Wasilla or here in Anchorage. Well we can look and we do but can't do anything else but that, cause I don't want to sign a lease here in town then have him get one of the jobs out in Wasilla. So once again we are in the wait and see game.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Dinner Disaster

The story I'm about to tell starts with me getting a gift card from my godfather to Applebee's for my birthday, it ends with said gift card being left on the table with me telling the manager to take it and know that Richard and I will never set foot in there again. I'm missing the middle of this story so let me go there and then you will know why we choose not to go back.

I was originally going to make dinner tonight but I thought it would be nice to go out and hey got a gift card and a few spare bucks laying around so why not. I run the idea past Richard and he goes for it, so off we go to AppleBees for what we thought would be a good dinner, boy were we wrong. We get seated by the hostess who looks like she has raccoon eyes or two very black eyes, her eye makeup is just horrid, not to mention she has flaming red hair, but to each their own. Our waiter comes over we go to order drinks only to find out the ones we want we can't have because the machine that makes them is broken, no biggie so we stick to water, before we can tell him we want an appetizer he has turned around and is talking to the people sitting across from us who were sat before us, again no biggie. He takes off then about 5-10 minutes later he shows up with our waters and takes our orders, and off he goes again not to be seen till he shows up again with our appetizer which show up in a timely manner and then off he goes. We finish our appetizer, the plate goes away and we wait for our dinners to show.

While we are waiting for our dinners, the people across the way who ordered just a minute or two before us get their dinners and are eating, so we figure in just a couple of minutes ours will come out. We wait and we wait and we wait, we haven't seen our waiter since he brought out the other tables food, time is ticking by and we are getting hungry and impatient, finally about 15-20 minutes have gone by and here comes our waiter saying he didn't know what happened but our food would be out in 2 minutes then off he goes to where ever he has been hiding. But before he goes he asks if he can get us anything like chips or something while we wait, we say no and I say that this is by far the worse service I have ever gotten from there. Our food is dropped off and we begin to eat our dinners (which weren't all that good) a few minutes later he comes back to tell us our meals have been comped. Ok well that's a way for making up for the crappy service.

We finish up our meals and are sitting there cause we aren't sure if we have to pay for the appetizers or if everything was comped The manager who we haven't seen because she has been back in the kitchen shows up to clear our plates and again says that our meals are comped so I ask well do we owe anything and she says no and that she asked the waiter what happened and he told her that he FORGOT TO PUT IN OUR ORDERS! I'm floored by this cause he had told us he didn't know what happened, so we were lied too, we are getting up ready to leave and I throw the gift card onto the table and tell her to keep it cause we are never going to come back. She says Mam, it was just the waiters fault, it had nothing to do with the kitchen or me. Really, Really? she is going to sit there and pass it off as the waiters fault? That's just not right, I have had some pretty crappy service from restaurants and the managers always take the blame they never sit there and go oh well it was his fault. I looked at her said I didn't want to hear it and walked off.

I do feel bad for wasting my godfathers money, and I should have just held onto the card and gave it to someone else but I was pissed and wanted to leave. I am just floored at that manager and the fact that the waiter freaking forgot to put our order in, I mean if he is going to forget to put orders in he shouldn't be a waiter. But there is my story I think I'm going to go have a piece of cake that I made earlier today then maybe a nice relaxing bath.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Going for Broke

It's August, lots of things can happen this month and a few things already have. First the stuff that can happen, after the 13th or 15th of the month Richard will have been at Home Depot for 6 months. This means that he can apply for a full time position. I have told him to apply to any Home Depot here in town or the one out in Wasilla if there is a position that he wants there. If he does apply and get a full time job at the one out in Wasilla it means we will be moving out to the valley. I am totally fine with moving out there again, cause this time we won't be living with his parents. But that's all up in the air for now, he would have to get a job out there first. Depending on where he gets the job and how much he makes, we still might end up moving cause if he doesn't make enough that we can cover all our bills and rent we will need to find a cheaper place to live, as it is right now my mom has been nice enough to help us out by covering our rent and she can't afford to do it much longer and I don't want her to have to. I am truly grateful she has done it this long.

Today also starts what Richard and I have called the eating like we are broke cause we are phase of life. Not that we were wasting food, but we hardly had left overs, depending on what was made for dinner. So basically we are going to make our food last longer by eating less at a meal and having left overs for lunch and dinner the next couple days depending on what we make. This will be good for us cause not only will our food last longer we will be eating less and might actually lose weight.

Today is probably going to be a very long day, I have been up since 3am and not by choice, I was woken up by my stomach being upset then I just couldn't get back to sleep. I might end up taking a nap at some point in time today, which I'm fine with if it happens, if it doesn't it just means I will probably crash really early tonight. Hopefully if I do take a nap I can actually get more then just like 10 minutes then have maintenance show up to install the new dishwasher. It never fails that as soon as I take a nap they decide to show up. Oh well can't really complain cause I will be getting a new dishwasher.