Sunday, February 28, 2010

For the love of jeans!!!

We north Texans have a neat little store called Plato's Closet. They generally market to teens, and young I feel a bit "old" in there now, but since I still get mistaken for a 19 year old, I figure, what the hell. Anyway, they sell gently used, brand name clothing, bags, and shoes for less than half the original price. It's kinda like going through a friend's closet and snagging what they can't use anymore. Sweet!

Anyhoo! I snagged a pair of Paige capri jeans (I adore Paige denim) and some Bigstar jeans, which is a brand I've never tried before. I also got a pair of cute, yet modest black heels for work.
The items cost $25, $35, and $8, respectively.


Thank you, Plato. I shall shop again soon.

(I MAY have failed to mention that I recently won a pair of Seven For All Mankind jeans on eBay. They will be arriving shortly. I pray that they fit. Yes, I have a jean problem and I'm seeking help for it.)

(But in my defense, my fave jeans are starting to get a hole near the back pocket, so I was in need of new jeans before everyone at work caught a glimpse of my pasty white ARSE!)

yes please...

and yes please. I'll take them all.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Welcome to the workforce....again

Well, I start my new job tomorrow. While 75% of me CAN'T WAIT, the other 25% of me is a bit worried. The only reason I don't look forward to it is because of the abnormally long commute. The first few weeks are going to....well....suck. I will have to get up at the ungodly hour of 5 a.m. and then won't get home until 7:30 or so. Then I will have a whopping 2 hours of ME time before I must go to bed. Blah.

(All the more reason to consume lots and lots of coffee.)

On a more positive note, once I get past the first few ugly weeks of the drive and training all day, I think I'm really going to like it. When I interviewed, it was for an in-office position doing pretty much the same thing day after day. A friend, and sorority sister from college, was going to be the one training me. Well, my interviewer had other plans for me. He asked if I would be interested in sales because I had a "sales-y" personality. (and no, he didn't mean used car sales, but a relatable and make-you-feel-at-home personality type) (at least that's what I tell myself). I told him that I'd be thrilled to get into sales for their company, if they would have me.

Fast forward a week, and he offers me a job. Not the office job (that doesn't pay great) but the sales job that I didn't even know I wanted until the interview! I gladly accepted! All logic and reason was telling me that he wouldn't offer me a sales job because he said they didn't normally hire someone without a true sales background. Then he mentioned not having any open positions for sales at this time. Then my imagination got away from me and I started thinking that maybe, just maybe, he was creating a new position for a newbie like me. That maybe he liked me enough to find a place for me instead of losing me altogether. But perhaps that was just wishful thinking...

But that's exactly what he did! He found a place for me! A position that was created with me in mind. :) And I figure, if they believe in me so much, there's no reason for me not to. I know that if I work hard, I can really kick butt!

So you are now looking at the newest member of the sales team for a Dallas-based Title company. I get a territory that hasn't been touched yet. They are also gonna give me a blackberry, laptop, car allowance, etc. And when God decides it's the right time, I will plan a move closer to work. I'm thinking that might be around April.

Hoooray!!! God is good. Now I just pray I can do this commute for several weeks until everything falls into place.

I will be tempted to do this on a daily basis...

And on warm days, maybe this will be the ticket....

And if it really does snow in Texas this week, I may get stuck in this unfortunate scenario...

But let's hope that's not the case!!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Shut up and dance!

I just had to share with you all that I bought the Wii game, Just Dance, two nights ago. I do realize I'm a complete and utter nerd for absolutely loving games like this. But hey, if it gets me off my butt and gets me doing cardio, and therefore, gets me in a bikini in a few months, it's toootally worth it.

On that note, I'd like to share a Mad Lib with you. It's appropriately titled, Dance Therapy. Enjoy!

Dance Therapy

Sometimes the cure for a generous heart is to dance until the wee hours of the nail file with your girlfriends at a pastry club. Now that you're swimmingly on the market, you'll need to swift up on your dance moves. Here are some plump tips for boogying down in your bath tub or in front of a freakish crowd of meerkats.
-Rotate your eyelashes to the music, of course.
-If you have grumpy hair, kick it with all you've got - but don't get so dizzy that you hokey pokey.
-Be sure to move your breasts with purpose - flailing is not attractive or indigenous.
-Put your hands on your SUVs to look ultra shapely.
In no time at all, you'll be attracting many jelly beans.