Monday, June 29, 2009

Kreativ Blogger Award - Kool!!

By some miracle, I have made it back to the blogging world. I swear my promo training is killing me people, but more on that later because I still haven't posted my latest award, and I really need to because it was given to me weeks ago.

My thanks to Chrissy over at I Shoulda Been a Stripper (by the way, I'm ready for that lap dance when you are... lol) for the Kreativ Blogger Award. Chrissy, I'm honoured that you thought I deserved it, and I'm sorry that it took me so long to post it.

As a recipient, I need to nominate 7 bloggers for this awesome award, and then list 7 things that I love.

First up, my 7 nominees for the Kreativ Blogger Award:

1. Alana - After The Pole
2. Maggie May - Flux Capacitor
3. Aves Photo - A 365 Project: Photography in Image
4. Rachel - The Cake is a Lie
5. Marty - Dark Star Discovery
6. Luke - Bath Artist's Blog
7. LazyKing - Bored... Get Unbored

Next, 7 things that I love:

1. Jeans 'n Shoes
2. Starbucks
3. Tour de France 'n Lance Armstrong
4. Supermodels
5. Megan Fox 'n Olivia Wilde
6. Beer 'n Pizza
7. Vanity Fair

Well, there you have it, folks. Now, I'm off to tell my nominees that they've been awarded.


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Moving On Up

I'm sure many of you have noticed that I haven't been around here all that much these last few weeks. It's not because I haven't wanted to be. I have tired, believe me. I've just been too exhausted to write thanks to the madness that is currently my life. You see, yours truly is going to be assistant bakery manager. Yes, I'm moving on up, and it's been absolute h*ll trying to get there. I wanted to tell you guys all about it when I first found out, but I have never worked this hard or this many hours in my life, and it's left me with very little time & energy for blogging. I was actually supposed to have two days off for each five days of training, but I've been pulling some deli shifts as well because they are super busy & still haven't hired someone to take my place.

Anyway, I have to say that I am excited about my new position, but I'm going to miss the deli. At least I knew what I was doing there. You're probably thinking that if I can cook, I can bake, but you're wrong. My mother & sister did all the baking stuff for the restaurant because I just didn't have a knack for it at all. You see, baking is fairly exact, whereas you can cheat on ingredients when it comes to cooking. Lucky for me (more like lucky for my customers), someone else is doing the actual baking. I'll just be holding down the fort, as well as building & decorating cakes. The woman who's training me really knows her stuff, but I'll tell you more about her & what I'm learning another time. Instead, I'm going to share the lovely conversation that I had with my mother when I told her about my promotion.

Me: Hey, Ma!

Mother: Hello, who's a speaking?

Me: Ma, it's me.

Mother: Me who?

Me: It's JB, Ma. What's wrong, you don't recognize my voice today?

Mother: Please, no start already. I just get the phone and you start. What you want?

Me: (I'm fine, Ma, thanks for asking, and you? Geez!) I got a promotion at work. I start training next week. I’m so happy!

Mother: You get more money, or you just stand around talking to customers and no working like I know you do?

Me: Ma, you know I work really hard. And, yes, I get more money.

Mother: Ya, right! I see you in action, all funny, making people laugh. You a good girl, but sometime you talk too much at work. I no forget you know.

Me: (and you'll never let me forget either) Ma, listen, you want to know what I'll be doing?

Mother: OK, tell me.

Me: I'm the new assistant bakery manager!

All of a sudden, I hear bang, clang, shabang on the other end of the line, and then crazy hysterical laughing. My mother had dropped the phone & was killing herself laughing at me. Not that I don't love it when she laughs, but I just told her I got promoted, for Pete sake.

Me: Ma, hello? Are you OK?

Mother: Oh my God, JB! You crazy! Remember when we made biscotti and cream puffs at the restaurant? What you do, remember??

Me: Uhh....

Mother: I give you the recipe and you tell me no worry, you can do it.

Me: Yeah... where are you going with this?

Mother: You no remember?

Me: (racking my brain) Not really....

Mother: Come on, you know.

Me: (still thinking...)

Mother: What you use that day... two times... the same mistake?

Me: Ohhhhh, now I remember... the baking powder.

Mother: Yes, baking powder, but what you use?

Me: I used baking soda.

Mother: Why?

Me: (make me feel like an idiot, why don't ya) Because I thought it was the same thing.

Again I hear crazy laughing on her end of the line. She was really enjoying herself at my expense.

Mother: My baby, she going to bake!

Me: No, someone else...

Mother: You know, JB, I love you and I think you can be great manager, but baking not for you.

Me: Someone else is doing the baking, Ma. I just have to follow the book that shows you how to do the decorating. There are pictures and instructions for each cake.

Mother: (nothing, she just starts laughing her a** off again)

Me: Ma, will you stop laughing at me already?

Mother: You read a book and look at pictures? You people crazy!

Me: Ma, do you have any idea how many kinds of cakes there are?

Mother: (totally ignoring what I just said) You tell your sister yet?

Me: No, not yet.

Mother: Why? You scared because she used to work in bakery? She going to cry for you when she find out you bake with a picture book.

Me: Ma, I told you I'm not baking anything.

Mother: I'm so proud of you.

Me: Really? I never would have guessed from all of your hysterical laughing.

Mother: You have to tell your sister. Maybe you bake us cake sometime, eh?

Me: (my mother, the comedian) Ma, stop it!

Mother: Why, you can bake for us, no?

Me: I'm hanging up now, Ma. Bye...

Mother: (nothing, just more laughing)


Monday, June 8, 2009

Fun With Pictures

Hi everyone, this is Eddy sitting in for JB. She was supposed to have two days off in which she was planning to catch up on her blogging, but that didn't happen, so she asked me if I could please write a guest post today. Well, I don't really have anything all that entertaining to share, so what I've decided to do is actually make today's post fun & interactive. Actually, this is an idea that JB and I have talked about before, but we never did get around to it, so this is going to be a nice surprise for her when she checks in tonight.

As you can see, I have posted a photo of three seniors in conversation. Now, I invite all of you to leave a comment telling JB and I what you think those three are talking about. In other words, write a line of dialogue for each person.

Can't wait to read what you guys come up with!

Until next time,

Monday, June 1, 2009

Trimming The Bush

I can't believe it's already June 1st. Where the heck did May go in such a hurry? I swear, time just zooms by faster & faster the older I get. Anyhooo....

As you may have noticed, I'm featuring LazyKing's blog this week, and it's thanks to him that I have this video to share with all of you. Before you click play, I strongly suggest not eating or drinking anything while watching this video. It's really funny, and I don't want any of you choking to death on me. :)

Ready? OK, enjoy!

Remember guys, do not attempt trimming the bush without a Gillette Fusion Power razor & some common sense. lol Way to sell your products, Gillette! Seriously, though, I give them props for having the balls (no pun intended... ya, right, am who am I kidding? lol) to put this 'how to' video out there.

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