Wednesday, March 30, 2005

go in peace . . .

i'm about to lose someone dear to me, my best friend's mom, cathy. she beat cancer once, but it's ravishing her body. they let her go home from the hospital for Easter, but made her come right back. she's bleeding from everywhere and is starting to become incoherent. they said she won't be going home this time. please keep the baker family in your thoughts and prayers.

stuff, stuff, stuff... busy and stressed out lately. i started a new job last, in addition to barcoding books at the law library, i'm also waiting tables. i like that so much better than barcoding (although i'm still doing both right now). when i'm waitressing, at least i get to talk to people--something i can't do at the library job.

i've already got a gem of a story from last week. we had a rude table of high schoolers...they mouthed at me and the waitress who was training me, they didn't leave a tip...that kind of ilk. but, one of them was really funny. he ordered the hot wings...let me reiterate, he ordered HOT wings for dinner. he gets the hot wings, and when we return to ask if his food is okay, he demands we take the wings back because they are hot, because he didn't know they were going to be hot.

as ridiculous as any of my customers from here on out may be, it's going to be hard to beat the guy who got pissed off that his hot wings were hot.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

One of THOSE Days

It's been one of those days - nothing's been wrong, I've been fairly productive at work. But I keep thinking that it's Friday. Perhaps because I am excited to have a "girls night" tomorrow evening, or perhaps because I love to spend Holidays with my family, and Easter is always a hoot with my young cousins.
Regardless, i've sort of got the Friday mindset. And it's dissappointing when I remember that it's only Thursday.

I have also become obsessed with the Alicia Keys song, "If I Ain't Got You." I keep listening to it on repeat. So lovely!

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

your internet service?

who do you use? i've had roadrunner for the past 6 months which has been okay, since it's only been $29.95 a month. now, it's up to its normal price of $44.95, which i can't really afford. i was looking into netzero. what do you use, why do you like it, and how much does it cost you? any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Sunday, March 13, 2005


Sorry everyone, I haven't really been around all that much lately...I'm on my spring break now, though, so I have a bit more free time. Not a whole lot has been going on though...I did put a new layout up at my domain, but that was really the extent of what I did today.

There hasn't been a whole lot new lately...working on a lot of papers, getting stuff ready for this summer...I did just find out the other day that my rent here is going up $75 at the end of my lease, so I've gotta find a new apartment before the end of May :( I probably will also need to find a place to store my stuff over the summer, since I'd rather move out of here early and stay in VA longer than have to come back to move out of here. Plus, maybe if I can be completely out by June 1st, they could either rent this early, or in July, and save me some money...there's a shot...

Thursday, March 10, 2005

road trip

hey erin. the other nikki is having a party sometime soon. she lives in cincy i think. wanna go on a roadtrip?

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

looking elsewhere

you've stirred something up in me today nicolle, after reading your post. i've been looking for a new job here in columbus, but i don't need to stay here. my bf and i both love it in massachusetts. why can't we move there? hmmmmm. my lease is up june 1st. that's just enough time to find a new job and a place to live. i never thought of relocating. i can still do that since i'm young. someone give me some encouragement.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

...a repeat from before?

it's becoming more and more obvious that i've checked out on chicago. i've been in st. louis now since thursday...i was supposed to come back to chicago yesterday, then today, and now the plan is for me to go back thursday...with my boyfriend in tow. (it's his spring break, he has no school until monday.) we would have been going back tomorrow if it weren't for his doctor's appointment...but still, the point is that i was planning on being back for mock trial practice today, and now i'm not. i feel bad about missing it, but i become more and more convinced as time goes by that my life isn't there. it's here. i've spent the last five days hanging around here, goofing around with my boyfriend, going to some random functions with some law school friends of his.

st. louis is where i belong next year. more than that, it is where i belong now.

Thursday, March 03, 2005


i was wondering where you were, erin. i worked every night last week at the 2nd job, but they haven't had anything for me this week. hmph.

i've made some big mistakes in my job before--not orders that cost that much money. i've screwed up one person's policy which makes them want to take all their business elsewhere. my boss isn't too happy about those. we all get distracted or busy and make mistakes. learn from it and move on. don't stress yourself out for something that is now safely in the past.

my biggest problem lately is baby fever. i'm not married, nor does my bf even live with me, yet my body and hormones want a baby. i'll be 28 in a few months and this issue has really been hitting me hard. i've tried explaining the yearning to my bf, but he, of course, doesn't get it. i don't want to have a baby until i'm married, but how do i curb this desire in the meantime? any ideas?

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Work Issue

So, for the first time ever, I made my first monumental mistake at work, and I don't exactly know how to deal with it. Most people can separate job life and home life, but for me they inner-twine. I can't leave work at work; I take it personal. I have been here close to 5 years, and it does mean something to me. So, I had to approve paperwork for a $47K order. It got submitted late because I was out of town for work. While out of town, we worked 7:30 - 6:00 every day, then had dinner, not returning until 10 every night. So, my regular work fell behind. I know that isn't an excuse, and I don't mean it to be, thats just how it was. By the time that I got back to the hotel every night, I was doing work for the next day's show and just couldn't get through anything else. So, it looks like the shipping center is going to be able to save my butt and get the order out on time, but I don't know how to avoid feeling personally responsible for almost blowing a $50K order. Mind you, we get them every day. But that's more than I make in a year. I keep mentally reprimanding myself, though I know that we all make mistakes. Just don't know quite how to deal with getting past it and keeping it from happening again.