Posts Tagged ‘Safeway’

My afternoon was occupied with work

March 2, 2010

…which means I wasn’t able to finish Wallie’s present. I hope he’ll understand if I give it to him Thursday, perhaps, or maybe Friday. When I started it on Sunday, I didn’t realize that I would be working both today and yesterday… I got a good chunk of it done, but it’s not complete as of yet.

Work was long, and mostly boring. It was snowing basically the whole time, so Safeway was very busy, with everybody in the “we could be snowed in for weeks!!!” mentality. My teeth, due to the braces, are still killing me.

It felt so weird having a regular backpack kind of thing rather than a messenger bag. I haven’t had a backpack sort since seventh grade, or maybe even sixth!

I was about to say once again that my teeth are killing me… one track mind, let me tell you. I do not have a high threshold for pain.

Tomorrow’s Wallie’s birthday! And the stage crew meeting! It’s dreadful that it falls on Wednesday Club, but we’re having Thursday Club this week instead, so it’s all good in the neighborhood.

I’m not working at all this entire weekend! I can’t wait!

Here are old-fashioned braces to make me feel better about myself. I would NOT like to have headgear, that’s for sure! Consider myself lucky.

“These ideas just come to me. It’s been happening my whole life.”

February 19, 2010

Somebody said that at work today. He was talking for ages about how he and a few coworkers have this get rich quick scheme, to do some kind of online lottery. It involves a raffle. The rest was hazy. Then this guy said that he has loads of other “great” ideas, that just CAME to him (as if sudden revelations) when he was sitting in his college dorm. Pretty funny. I don’t know if there was something in the air at Safeway or what, but everybody was extra hyper tonight. This one guy talked to me a lot, actually listening to my answers, whereas he’s usually just the opposite. And, there were pranks galore played, and it felt like we were all a great big family or group of friends at a party where people showed up that we didn’t invite (i.e. the customers). It really felt like we were a community, corny as it sounds.

Tomorrow, from nine am to five pm, I will be going to set build for the musical. I’m not sure what that entails, but Rachel will be there (we’re probably carpooling) so it will certainly be FUN FUN FUN!

It’s so weird that today’s Friday. OH, and I was going to have to miss Wednesday Club this week when we already haven’t had it in about a month because of snow and all. BUT, then the aforementioned suddenly talkative coworker asked if I had any shifts I didn’t want, and I said Wednesday, and he said I’LL TAKE IT. So, GREAT GREAT GREAT day. I worked five hours, but it didn’t even seem that long, and I got my paycheck!

ALSO, the cases for my phone came today (in assorted colors… lime green currently) and my new Star Trek t-shirt! It’s actually a whole lot bigger than I thought it would be, but that was the only size they had so my mother is going to use our new (to us, at least) sewing machine to make it smaller. CAN’T WAIT!

I also can’t wait for this summer, because Wallie linked me to a trailer for the animated version of “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai,” which comes out this summer! It looks WONDERFUL.

AH, there are so many exciting things in my life right now!!! I am positively BURSTING with excitement! I want to run around the house screaming, I’m so excited!

By the way- I can’t wait for my new watch to arrive in the mail!!!

GOODBYE NOW. I can’t type, I’m too jittery.

But I don’t want to grow up!

February 13, 2010

Today my little brother Abram had a birthday party. His birthday’s in January (he turned ten) but his party kept getting rescheduled because of all the snow. So, it was today. He had four or five guests, meaning we outnumbered them. The party went over fine, without a hitch, but afterward I found out about the goody bags- I wasn’t getting one. Everybody is telling me that I shouldn’t be upset over this, as I am nearly seventeen. And, maybe I shouldn’t be upset over it. But I don’t want to be old! It’s not my fault I’m almost seventeen! The point is, that I wanted a goody bag and I didn’t get one. I have always loved goody bags, and even asked my mother a few months ago if she would bring me to Party City so that I could put together my own goody bag to buy. That is how much I love them. But, I didn’t get one. And now I’m kind of upset, and wishing even more so that I were a few years younger. I don’t like being a teenager. I don’t like being more than halfway through high school.

Since I didn’t get to sleep until three in the morning, I woke up somewhat late. I kept putting more and more music on my Ipod and it kept getting later and later, and before I knew it it was three in the morning. Then, when I did lay down to go to sleep, it took me less than four minutes, so I undoubtedly was tired.

I won a knitting project bag that has an owl print on it about a week ago, and it arrived today. It’s really neat and doesn’t look too complicated to make, prompting me to think about using the sewing machine my mother got off craigslist a couple of weeks ago. It has all these fancy schmancy settings on it.

I finished watching “Hope and Glory” today and it was super. The ending was strangely uplifting. I also started watching “The Count of Monte Cristo.” (I almost just typed ‘The Count of Monte Crisco’) It is horribly sad so far, quite the opposite of “Hope and Glory.” I am anxious to continue it.

I also worked for six hours today, from 3 pm to 9 pm. It wasn’t nearly as terrible as I thought it would be, and went by fairly quickly. That probably had to do with the fact that it was RIDICULOUSLY busy today, because Saturdays are always busy, plus everybody is finally un-snowed in, and also because tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. I’m not going to say, “I can’t believe tomorrow’s Valentine’s Day” because I always say that about every event. But, know that I’m thinking that.

Today I bought a tin of Altoid Smalls in Wintergreen flavor. They’re real neat not only because the tin is super tiny but also because there are A’s on the tiny blue mints, reminding me of The Scarlet Letter. Every time I read that book at night I fell asleep, but in the end I actually really really liked it. Pretty much everybody else in my English class hated it, though. I think the teacher may have as well.

I enjoy seeing what people searched for that brought them to my blog.

February 12, 2010

I woke up at 9:30 this morning. I went to bed at exactly 1 am, so I had exactly eight and a half hours of sleep. There’s something about waking up at a precise time that makes me want to get up straight away. Soon after waking up, I shoveled snow. It’s supposed to snow again Monday, but I hope it only warrants a delay on Tuesday at the most.

Once I came inside from shoveling, I went on the computer and put a ton of songs on my Ipod. Most of them were by The Everly Brothers, although others were by The Clash, The Mountain Goats, Priscilla Ahn, Streetlight Manifesto, Tom Lehrer, The World/Inferno Friendship Society, and a very old Russian man. His first name is Vladimir, and I do not recall his last.

Later, I knit a bit (the Ravelympics, a knitting and crocheting version of the Olympics that is hosted by a knitting and crocheting site called Ravelry, started today), and I watched the majority of a swell movie called Hope and Glory. Meine Mutti recommended it to me yesterday evening, and I was lucky enough that it was on Netflix Instant Watch. I was really excited a little while ago when I saw that the point I paused the movie at earlier was 1:23:40. That was extraordinary for me to see.

Oh, my state tax refund came in the mail today. I got back sixty-seven dollars.

Around 3:30 pm, I got ready for work. I left at 3:48 pm and worked from 4 pm to 8 pm. A few notable events occurred at work:

[1]Six teenage boys (I’d guess they were fourteen or fifteen) came into Safeway. They were wearing hooded sweatshirts, all with the hoods up. They were certainly hooligans, as they pushed each other around back and forth like hooligans often do. A little while later, Suzie, one of the managers, escorted them all out. It was funny to watch because she is so short and they were so tall. They were kicked out because they were shoplifting.

[2]Jordan, one of the cashiers, gave me one of the Olympic pins that were being “awarded” to customers who spent a certain amount. I took it, because I had been eying them enviously the whole evening, but now I’m feeling kind of guilty about taking it. It’s a really neat pin, anyhow.

[3]Since I was snowed in last week on payday, I received two paychecks today. I have so much money right now that I don’t know what to do with it, but that was still exciting.

After work, I bought a new charger and USB cord for my camera on eBay, because I lost both long ago and my camera needs to be charged now. It’s from Hong Kong, so it will probably take a really long time to arrive, but I’m fine with waiting because the same thing for sale from US sellers was more than triple the price. I am also waiting for a purple watch to come in the mail, that I ordered a few days ago, also from Hong Kong. A lot of awesome stuff is for sale on eBay that comes from Hong Kong. This is what the watch looks like:

I like it a lot.

I’m going to go ahead and call it a night. Here’s a music video that has always made me smile:

Oh, and since only one person on Facebook has responded to this question, I’ll ask it here too:
What band or singer do you listen to the most?

The house discourages the overload.

September 7, 2009

I am clear out of titles, and so I used a random sentence generator for this one. I may do that more often in the future.

This brief post will actually be about yesterday.

Yesterday I went to Costco and we got kiwis and veggie straws.

Later I made Kasha Varnishkes, a Jewish dish originally from Russia, I believe, though now it is eaten a lot in the lower east side of New York. That’s interesting, as my Jewish grandmother lived in the lower east side of New York and her family is from Russia. I guess Wikipedia is correct in saying its origins.

It consists of bowtie noodles with buckwheat and is quite possibly my favorite food. I always forget that, as I’ve only had it two or three times in my existence, but really. It’s good.

Here’s a picture of Kasha Varnishkes, though it tastes a whole lot better than it looks:

A bit after finishing it, I went to Safeway with my father and Clara. I bought two Sobe drinks, a pina colada one and black currant something or other. I really am liking those these days.

Speaking of Safeway, I neglected to mention that earlier in the day yesterday I applied for a job at Safeway. When we actually were at Safeway, my dad was chatting with the cashier and he said they are definitely hiring right now and that I will probably get a call soon. I hope so.

Yesterday, my mother helped me to block my Ishbel shawl. I have decided to call it Parsley, because it looks as much. In fact, speaking of the shawl, I believe it may have dried by now. I’ll check once I finish this post.

And now, I am finished. Goodbye and I hope you all have happy Labor Days! (do people celebrate Labor Day in any way?)

Twenty-Five Things About My Day

May 25, 2008

This post is going to be mostly in the form of ‘today I…’

So, here it goes…

Today I…

[1]Went to Petsmart to get toys for Gatsby. There was this monstrously huge dog there with a head nearly as big as all of Gatsby

[2]Went to Safeway and bought tons of stuff four Memorial Day- including stuff to make Smores, and marshmallows that are blue, pink, and white and shaped like stars

[3]Had a miniature turkey and cheese sandwich for lunch

[4]Learned how to play chess, played it five or six times, and taught my little brothers how to play chess- it is now one of my most favorite games, only beaten by Scrabble

[5]Read part of Verbatim and then ditched it in order to play with the chicks outside

[6]Took Gatsby for many walks and marveled over how adorable he is

[7]Thought about and nearly decided upon what to get for Laura for her birthday party

[8]Came in second place for the high score of Chicken Invaders 2 and typed my name in as ‘thegrimreaper’

[9]Left my bangs down all day and repeatedly had to push them out of my eyes

[10]Became extremely excited for many things that are going to happen soon

[11]Watched “The Legend of Sinbad” on Backyardigans[12]Listened to Schoolhouse Rock history songs outside

[13]Wore purple socks that Gatsby kept chewing on

[14]Itched my nose many times

[15]Struggled to think of twenty-five things to write on here

[16]Woke up at 9:37 in the morning

[17]Took a shower

[18]Taught Archie to not poop on my hand

[19]Thought we were going to have school tomorrow

[20]Saw a picture of myself at age seven wearing a pink checkered dress and a huge smile on my face

[21]Wore my hair in pigtails because they make me feel like adulthood is not quickly approaching

[22]Thought about exactly what I want to be when I grow up and failed to completely decide (which I do nearly every day)

[23]Had cherry pepsi, which is my favorite soda and also very bubbly

[24]Considered jumping out of the car while it was driving

[25]Made many wishes about many things

and

[Bonus] Hoped that the internet would begin working again so that I could post this already

Yeah, so today was interesting. I keep thinking it is Sunday and, well, it is. I have barely read at all this weekend, which is unfortunate considering I still have four more books to read before Wednesday Club when they are due.

Also, I really wanted the Dr. Martens I mentioned yesterday but, unfortunately, my mother told me about how Dr. Martens sort of mold to the shape of your foot and the used ones I wanted would have already done that to the other person’s feet, making it so that if I wore them then I would get foot problems, if that wording makes any sense. Plus, she said the seller jacked up the price of the shipping and she would not ever buy from them because of that. Apparently, the shipping was over twice the amount it should have been.

Anyway, it is nearly dinner time. My father is making Cabo chicken, which I believe is some sort of chicken marinated in lime juice or something, and angel hair pasta. It should all be delicious.

Farewell and have an excellent Memorial Day!

And We’ll Even Give you Some Money if You Answer Questions About a Drink You’ve Only Tried Once

March 14, 2008

I know, I know, I posted less than five minutes ago, possibly even less than three.  Still, I got up from the computer and planned to do something exciting or at least more interesting than staying on the computer all of Friday afternoon.  I ended up going into the kitchen to find a magazine to read, and was all settled down with the March 21st copy of Entertainment Weekly in the living room, when my dad called me back into the kitchen.

There, he gave me a gift card to Safeway.  And why in the world would my dad give me a Safeway gift card?  Because of a survey.  A few months ago, there was this survey thing that came with some sort of Gatorade that we got in some sort of ‘buy these boxes of cereal and get free gatorade’ offer or whatever.  Anyway, I answered the survey and it turns out I got paid for doing so, paid with a five dollar gift card to Safeway.  Now, isn’t that exciting?  It is for me.  That’s seriously probably the most exciting thing that will happen to me this entire weekend and much of next week as well.

Anyway, so HOORAY, I have five dollars to spend at Safeway!  I hope they still have mini cactuses for sale; I have always wanted one, and I believe they were only $4.99.