its been awhile
where have I been
Its been awhile since I posted – I’ve been busy with work, conferences, vacations and trying to move this blog to its new home but until then, I suppose I should keep posting here. I logged in today after 3 weeks of not posting and had 322 comments which I’m sure 90% were spam – if you posted a comment and you weren’t spam, comment again and I’ll check back more often…try to keep updating until the move is completed.
Tigger Conference was great, got to meet all the people I’ve been talking to for at least the last 10 years or so and made some hopefully new connections and possible new projects coming down the pipeline…shortly after I got home from the Tigger Conference, I was out the door again to another adventure at Disneyland.
Disneyland vacation with the family. I knew I’d be walking alot but I also thought I might get the chance to sit down and relax occasionally. Me and walking is painful after a while, with psorasis on my feet, it feels like walking on nails, my left foot swells up, cramps and becomes incredibly painful to step on but I sucked it up and kept going for the most part but my blood vessels on my foot broken causing weird pain. I’m not used to walking so much, when walking is painful – one tends not to do it much which is another reason I’d love to have a pool to exercise but I digress….Disneyland…if you are a smoker, be prepared to be exiled to the furthest reaches of the park to have a cigarette, there are only 4 places in Disneyland to have a cigarette – all horribly located the furthest away from any good rides and only one spot in AdventurePark – its not that smokers mind walking to reach that exiled spot,its the fact that in order to reach it, one must forgo a ride if others are waiting for you to locate that spot and travel back to them, thank goodness for cell phones to find your lost party.
I did it, the tower of terror, never ever again in my life will I ride such a terrifying ride, I was scare out of my mind, shaking, thought I was going to die scare. My sister and stepfather were laughing. I would have rather gone back to the California Screaming Rollercoaster that goes upside down. Soaring over California was not one of my favorite either, it was a cool experience but I’m afraid of flying so essentially that wasn’t the best idea for me. I did like the Indiana Jones ride that was fun, roller coaster in the dark. Teacups was fun, I got really dizzy. I completely missed Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Bobsleds and probably a few others. I loved the water rides…anyways, seeing Disneyland through the eyes of kids is a great experience but I think it would be more fun to go with friends and go on more big kid rides and take it slow. I kind of felt like I was being rushed through the experience on a timeline.
Disneyland, know that you’re going to wait in lines, have patience, take your time, have fun.
And next time I go, I will be driving down to LA, by the time I returned the rental car, checked in at the airport, my flight was delayed 30 minutes, waited for my flight, took a bumpy flight home (after tower of terror scare, I definetly did not like my flight home), found my car, drove home – I could have already been home or almost home.
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Used PB Sumatra Dresser
Apparently people don’t know how to fill in a scratch on furniture, so I’ll fill in the scratch, polish it up and relist it at a later date for sell. Or maybe I’ll just refinish the top, its actually quite a simple process and if you’re buying used furniture you might want to learn how to do it.
Here’s my original ad
Sumatra Extra Wide Dresser (Pottery Barn)
Pottery Barn Sumatra Extra-Wide Dresser, deep mahogany stain, rustically beautiful knots, burls and whorls, detailed with blackened-brass pulls on dovetailed drawers.
66″ wide x 20″ deep x 36″ high,
Only 3 years old, it’s in good condition
Retails at $1,199.00. Selling for $800.00
Buyer must pick up from location (its a heavy piece).
And I am not your “bro” or ‘buddy”, I happened to be a girl.
If you tell me my website doesn’t look good on Chrome, use a different browser, personally I don’t like chrome and haven’t tested it on Chrome, I do know that it looks good on all other major browsers.
And if you link back to your own blog, I check if its looks legit, I go to your blog and find it either doesn’t exist or you don’t exist, you’re spam. And if you want to link to me or do a repriocal link exchange, email me.
It could be the nature of this blog title that’s causing massive amounts of spam to show up hopefully that’s something that will stop soon once I transition to the new site
If pages and post look like they’re disappearing, they’re not, just being moved. I think that’s the easiest way for me to consolidate, move slowly, delete as I go, clean house.
Need moving boxes?
When’s the last time you moved? Did you do it yourself or haggle friends to help you out on the big day? And the boxes, where did you get them? Behind grocery stores if you were lucky, from work, from friends who had extras or office supply stores?
The last time I moved, I did all of the above. I rented the truck, got two friends to help, thank god, they brought their kids to help out, searched high and low for moving boxes which took days out of my time along with the days of prep time to pack the boxes before my friends arrived. Not to mention I had to wrangle all the cats into their carriers on the big moving day, get them moved first in one load, back to the first location to meet my friends to pack up the uhaul, my car, their cars because I didn’t get a big enough uhaul..whew, it was a long day but I made it into my first house with friends intact.
In retrospect, it would have been so much easier to use upack, order the moving boxes and supplies that I needed before hand, upack has this handy estimator to estimate how many boxes you might need, what you think you might need in my experience, double it or buy an assortment of upack moving boxes kits.
Upack is unique in that its a moving company that you pack up the truck and you unload the truck but they do all the driving between destinations. Yes, you have to plan for the move and order the truck but you have to do that anyways when getting a rental truck, arranging friends and family on your big day. You can also rent relocubes, portable storage containers that you lock up if you think its possible that your move might take a few days to get it together or the unpacking might take longer than a day. And the moving boxes and supplies, they will deliver them right to your front door in all kinds of assortments from kits for the kitchen, kits for the wardrobe, for a 1-2 bedroom apartment to 3+ bedroom home and included with their kits are all the supplies you need such as tape, dish protectors, divider pads, divider partitions, bubble wrap, things you would have to buy separately.
If I ever move again, I’m calling Upack, you should too.
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much to my surprise
Why do I say outlandish cover stories because I was told that the office assistant just graduated from vet school and took a new job. Well, since I know for a fact that she did not just graduate from vet school because she was at my graduate ceremony getting her degree in business administration, what the hell? Come to find out she did get another job at a vet office, in the field she wants to practice and gave her two weeks notice but the doc told her to just leave. Now I understand staff comes and goes but its the manner in which staff comes and goes that defines a practice. If each year, your staff is replaced with a new staff – then something is odd. If your staff is replaced monthly, something is wrong. Is it you perhaps?
Your most valuable asset is your staff, happy employees don’t leave happy places to work. Employees don’t leave bad companies – they leave bad bosses and if your patients keep seeing different people come and go, even if its over the course of a couple of years, they will leave too because the vibe in the office seems different. Its no longer a happy stress-free place, its got internal turmoil usually at the helm. If you are a bad boss, not only do you employees feel stressed, your patients or clients can feel it too.
Although I now understand where my weird vibe was coming from every single time I go into that office, it doesn’t work for me, it hasn’t really worked for since they moved to a bizarre location that’s a traffic nightmare, its time to move on.