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Jul. 24th, 2008


I'm not dead.

I am glad it is nearly the weekend.

I have been kicking ass and taking names when it comes to sewing for Pennsic. I may actually look like a proper viking for the majority of the time. (Or as proper as Pennsic vikings are... which isn't very, it's just too damn hot to wear layers of clothes. Besides I'm completely improper anyway, odds are I would have been back then too. I just would have been punished for it.)

Speaking of sewing, apparently I may poke my nose into the upholstering arena and see what I can do about redoing a seat cover for a street bike (crotch rocket). Perhaps my calling is really in auto and motorcycle upholstery.

Work is going okay. I tried to tackle the afternoon alone on commercial. Dan played a practical joke on me because I'm still new and don't know anything. I had to hound Ken for help all the time but I did manage to get things done (though I didn't get to leave early because 2:30-4:30 p.m. was crazy). I didn't have a ton of calls but I had a few with some complicated requests that kept me busy. But I think, in the end, everything was okay. And I didn't burn the store down. Dan is really nice and I feel like I could call him for help with anything (he's in commercial at a neighboring store). I thanked Ken profusely before I left tonight and apologized for being a pain. He swore at me and asked me what I expected after a week there, perfection? I am on commercial tomorrow by myself all day. I am worried. Mostly because Ken won't be there. I'll be stuck with Ray (the store manager), old man Dan (my driver) and HeeHaw (yet another Dan but redneck does not even come close to describing this boy). I could always call Dan from the other store though, and I expect he'll call me a few times throughout the day to see how I am doing and offer his help.

Apparently Verizon changed their new every two deal and now one can only get $50 towards a new phone but you can get that after 20 months instead of 24? They just didn't bother to tell people about this, I guess. Lame. But it does mean that I could go get a new phone now instead of waiting until October, which is cool. It just sucks that I only have a $50 credit to do so. I'm not sure how their online deals differ from their in-store deals but phones that are in my price range (besides another Chocolate, which I am not sure I want) are the Juke, the Moto and the VX9400. I'd like the EnV2 but I don't necessarily have $50 to put towards a phone. What to do, what to do.

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slinksgirl
Jul. 25th, 2008 02:46 am (UTC)
Are you completely sure VZW changed their deal? Because it used to be that if you did an early NE2 upgrade, you got less money towards a new phone.
scarletgestalt
Jul. 25th, 2008 11:06 am (UTC)
They did. I think it was for new contracts signed after 9/06 or something like that.
_holly
Jul. 27th, 2008 02:37 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's sucky.
scarletgestalt
Jul. 25th, 2008 11:05 am (UTC)
My new every 2 hits next month so I've been looking too. I really like the VX9400 and it seems to get good reviews so I think that is a good choice.

The Juke is so small and I think it'd be very easy to lose... however, Samsung makes great phones too, so... I dunno.

I am really down on Motorola phones after the last two I had, which were absolutely atrocious, as was Chris' last one (the Krzr).
_holly
Jul. 27th, 2008 02:37 am (UTC)
I've never had much of an issue with losing my phone but I'm still not totally in love with the Juke. I like that it's narrow but it's rather thick for that. I've never owned a Motorola, so I don't have experience with that. I think it's between the VX9400 and the EnV2.
abrazosdefuego
Jul. 25th, 2008 01:02 pm (UTC)
I am up for a one soon and so I sometimes ask my kids about their phone, and I have a lot of students who got the Juke because they love the mp3 part of it, but they really didn't like the phone itself. They said it was hard to talk on and that it was so light that they felt like they were going to break it...just so you know.
_holly
Jul. 27th, 2008 02:36 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm not a super huge fan of the Juke but I do like that it is light and fairly small, though it is kind of thick.
noncalorsedumor
Jul. 26th, 2008 05:16 pm (UTC)
I knew you would emerge victorious over the sewing. :-) I know you guys will look fab at Pennsic!

*hugs* Still thinking of you and praying for you!
_holly
Jul. 27th, 2008 02:35 am (UTC)
I am doing okay with the sewing, though I have made mistakes on the first attempts at each new pattern, which is frustrating and slows me down.

Thanks, hon. I probably still need it. Life is much different than it was and sometimes still very hard. But I'm doing okay.
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_holly
Jul. 30th, 2008 01:40 pm (UTC)
I'll still help you plot grand arson.
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