Feb 28, 2013

Going nucking futs

Lately I've been feeling like I'm going crazy.
It could be because I've gone 89 days without a period and my hormones don't know what to do, but I have no idea.
Every little thing is getting on my nerves.
Some of the things that are eating me inside are:

  1. I have a group project in Intercultural Communications. There's five of us and the presentation has to be 25 minutes long. We have to get up in front of the class and present this dumb thing and it has to be a PowerPoint presentation. All of us agreed to do five slides each with about one minute of information on them. That would give us our 25 minute time limit. We divided the topic five ways and did our slides. Well three people half-assed their slides, one person copied and pasted information from a website onto two slides and posted it, then one person did a great job on the slides, but then informs the group that he will not be in class to present his slides so someone else has to present them. Oh fucking joy! The group project is worth 75% of our grade so I want to do a good job on it, and they elected me leader of the group so I feel I have to fix everything so we do get a good job, but I don't think it's fair that one person is getting a grade when he's not going to be there to help present it. 
  2. My car has been acting up and it's irritating. I can't even go a few miles down the highway before the needle spikes and I have to pull over. Hopefully I can get it looked at soon and it's not going to cost an arm and a leg.
  3. Gas can go down any fucking time. Why does it need to be $4 a gallon? 
  4. My home life is really getting to me. I can't stand to be around anyone lately. I miss having private time with Hubster without being texted by my sister-in-law wanting to know what I'm doing and if I can spend time with her because she's lonely. Hello???!!!! We live in the same house. I need space.
  5. Hubster is not being very proactive about looking for work. I want to punch him in the fucking throat.
  6. People at work are irritating me. They have no sense of work ethics and it's killing me. Some of the shit they talk about at work in front of guests is disgusting and not professional at all. The managers don't do anything about it because they are in on it all too. 
  7. On top of my vehicle problems, Hubster's truck is needing some work too. My bank account is really hating me this month. 
Well I have to finish an assignment, take a shower, and get a few hours of sleep before my class. 
I can't wait until Monday when I have a day off. 
Phew!
Feb 24, 2013

Crazies at work

I started working at a hotel in December. 
It's my first time ever working in hospitality. I have many years of customer service so I decided to try it out while I am in school. 
Boy, it is a mad house!!! 

I work in a hotel that is in the middle. It's not fancy, but it's not trash either. We get a decent amount of regulars that come for business and pleasure, then we get a few locals that need a place to stay to get drunk or sleep it off. 

This past weekend, I was put in charge my first shift and everything that could go wrong...went wrong! 

First, a bunch of rooms were having plumbing issues so I had move around a bunch of guests, then the hot water went out and had to call in someone to fix that, then the cable went out for a bit so I had to answer 500 phone calls. 

I had almost had it when a guest from the second floor came down and told me that his tub was filling up with brown water. I was having a hard time accepting this issues so I moved him into a different room and ran upstairs to check it out. The tub was COMPLETELY full of brown water. How in the hell does this happen???????
I ran for a plunger and came back to figure something out when I heard the room upstairs flush their toilet. As soon as they flushed, water came spraying out of the overflow in the tub. As water was spraying out of the tub, I noticed little baggies, balloons, and some plastic floating in the tub. I put on some gloves and fished it out and low and behold....it was balloon tips and baggies that hold heroin. The plastic pieces? The cap to a needle. 

For serious.

I called the police right away to come and check out the room that flushed the toilet. When they showed up, they let me and the police in the room and right away, we saw the issue. These people had basically  moved in all of their trash and had drug paraphernalia all over the hotel room. They were also hoarding eight cats in this hotel room and there was cat feces all over the place. After checking out the toilet, we saw that it was clogged. 

The cops ended up arresting the people in the room for having drugs and paraphernalia in the room. 

The next day, maintenance checked the pipes to get the clog cleared that lead through the floor pipes and found 11 hypodermic needles in the overflow trap, 15 pieces of balloons, and a bunch of tiny plastic bags. These guests were flushing the evidence every time so they didn't get caught by housekeeping. 

I couldn't believe it.  

I'm still shocked by this behavior. It's something I'm not used to. 

I can't wait until I get to relax and do nothing on Wednesday!
Feb 23, 2013

Six Word Saturday

School and work make Nikki boring

Sleep, school, sleep, work, sleep, work, sleep, school. 
That's what my life consists of. 
People ask to go out for a bit after work, but I go home and do homework for hours instead, go to sleep, then wake up and do it all over again. 
I can't wait to finish so I can have a life of some sort.

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Feb 22, 2013

Friday Review: Schick Hydro Silk razor


I was given the opportunity to review the Schick Hydro Silk razor through BzzAgent
I've heard of the Schick Hydro before, but I haven't tried it. I'm a huge fan of my man razor, but I figured I'd try out a lady razor to see if I would like it. 

So the Schick Hydro Silk is fairly new and here's the facts (from the BzzAgent website):

  • Each cartridge is filled with Water-Activated Moisturizing Serum that's infused with marine extracts and shea butter and hydrates longer than any other razor.
  • 5 Curve-Sensing™ blades move independently from each other to deliver an incredibly smooth, efficient shave and blade guards help protect skin from irritation(fewer strokes helps reduce irritation!)
  • Contoured oval cartridges allow for a closer shave around hard-to-reach places like ankles, knees and underarms
  • An ergonomic, soft touch handle with rubber grips provides ultimate control while shaving
  • Schick Hydro Silk® razors are stocked at grocery stores, drug stores and mass retailers; the Starter Kit sells for an average retail price of $9.49, while 4-packs of refill cartridges retail for around $15.11
With that said....here's my review.

After getting the package in the mail, I was excited to hop in the shower and try it out. I was in a need of a leg shaving just as I got it in the mail. 
I followed the suggestion of using shaving cream in the shower. 
Well I was very disappointed. 
I was not getting a very close shave at all compared to my regular razor. On top of that, it had a very awkward shaped handle and it was very slick so I was not getting a good grip on it at all. Afterwards, I didn't noticed much of a moisturizing difference. I still had to apply the same amount of lotion to get the feeling I like. 

So all in all, I will not be using this razor anymore. 

P.S. I'm a bzzagent from www.bzzagent.com and was given this product to try for free. My opinion is mine and mine only and was not affected anyway by the compensation of this product.

Feb 21, 2013

Random Thursday: Ridiculous Fears


This topic is rather fitting for me.
Being over taken with anxiety and fear, I have plenty of ridiculous fears.
I know they are ridiculous, yet my mind won't let me comprehend it.
Instead, it makes it worse and my brain goes on and on and on and on and on about something so stupid until I'm having a full on panic attack.

So here's the list! (in bullets of course!)
  • Driving on the freeway and my car having a mind of it's own and throwing me into a ditch, another car, or through the concrete and over into a bridge.
  • All animals becoming rabid and killing everyone.
  • Poltergeists invading my home.
  • Clowns.
  • Dolls coming alive to kill me.
  • Pandemic sickness infecting everyone slowly and killing them off.
  • Having someone break into my home and murder me.
This is only a short few that I can think of at the top of my head, but there's many more. I always panic about something ridiculous through the day. 

Happy 'fearless' Thursday!
Feb 15, 2013

Busy Weekend

I have had the luxury of not having class at all this week except Thursday.
It has been wonderful except that day off means double up work on homework and sticking quizzes where quizzes don't belong.


So excuse me while I bury in all of this work PLUS working all weekend from 3pm - 11pm.
At least there's no class today so I can get a head start nap before work.
Blarg!

What are you doing this weekend?
Feb 13, 2013

The time I broke down in public

Yesterday, Hubster and I drove into St. Paul to go to the science museum.
Gunther von Hagens Body Worlds was showing there and I've wanted to go ever since I've heard of it. Hubster wasn't on board, but after looking at the website, he was ready to go. 
I wish I could have taken pictures, but there was staff all over the place and kicking people out that even had their cell phones in their hand. 
It was eerie walking in there. It was dark and had weird music playing.
The theme of the Body Worlds exhibit this time around was the cycle of life. I was not prepared for what I was about to see. 
The first exhibit was about babies. It showed the baby at 1 week all the way to full term. Walking through, I couldn't help but stop at the 20 week fetus. I teared up and had to walk past the exhibit. It wasn't until I found a corner that I actually cried. 
I publicly cried about my miscarriage. 
I have never once did that.
I've always cried in the privacy of the my bedroom, my shower, or downstairs while doing laundry. 
I felt like a fool, but I felt relieved at the same time. 
Hubster found me in the corner crying and after a few minutes I was back to myself and enjoying the rest of the exhibit. 
Feb 12, 2013

10 on Tuesday


1. I didn't realize going to school was going to be this tiring. I don't have enough time for anything! 
2. I'm sitting here writing this at 7:00 am Monday morning when I should be sleeping. I finally have a three day weekend to myself with no school or work and I'm up at a crack of dawn because my body is so used to sleeping only five hours a night. FML!
3. I'm pretty disappointed with the people in Minnesota. It snows two inches and they call snow emergencies. Schools close, they want all vehicles off the road, and everyone bitches. GET OVER IT! It would snow a foot in Alaska, no plow, no salt, no school closings. It's just how it is. Quit yer bitchin' people.
4. Poor Cosmo. I've been neglecting him since I've had so much homework. The other night, he actually climbed up the shelves on my desk and sat on my book and demanded snuggles. I lovers him to pieces.
5. If this were only true.

6. Say a little prayer for Hubster's family. In the village of Kake, Alaska, a 13 year old girl was murdered and they are still investigating the death. She's a cousin of the family. My heart breaks for the family. Every night I light this candle for her and say a prayer for the family. Original story is HERE.

7. My lab partner for Biology is on my last fucking nerve. She comes to class every day and is eating some sort of smelly thing and she eats with her mouth open and talks to me. She sits across from me food spills out of her mouth as she is chewing and it's fucking disgusting. I'm about to karate chop her in the throat. I just may if she comes in Friday doing it. I can't take it much longer.

8. Another thing...what ever happened to walking properly? When did people get so lazy like they have cement blocks tied to their feet and lost the ability to actually pick up their feet while walking? I'm so tired of hearing the scuffing and dragging of feet. It's obnoxious. 
9. I can't believe I'm awake at 7:00 am on my day off. Craving hummus of all things.
10. I don't care who the hell you are. Even if you hate this song, this video is epic. Yeah, I said epic.


Happy Tuesday everyone!!!!
Feb 11, 2013

Friend Makin' Monday




Personal Quirks and Habits

1. Share one unique character trait that sets you apart from your friends.
My sarcasm for sure. I don't know where I picked it up, but along the way when I was developing my little personality, I picked up and stuck with sarcasm. 

2. List at least two pet peeves that always aggravate you.
Only two?! I have more than that for sure, but the two that come to mind first are: (1) When people chew with their mouth open and talk at the same time, and (2) When people drag their feet while walking. PICK UP YOUR FRIGGIN' FEET LAZY ASS!

3. Is there a word or phrase that you say so regularly that people expect to hear it from you?
That's absolutely ridiculous.

4. Are you a risk taker, or do you typically play it safe?
I typically play it safe. What I know is what I'm comfortable with. There are a few times I'll go out of my comfort zone, but not very often.

5. Describe your life as it was in high school. Are you the same person? Have you changed?
High school was awful for me. I hated every second of it. I switched schools a lot while growing up so I was always the new kid. I was very quiet and never had any friends I went to school with. Lunches were very lonely. I usually went into the art room during lunch and study hall and worked on projects. I'm pretty much the same. Quiet and usually stick to myself. It's what I know.

6. What is the craziest thing you've ever done that you’re glad you did?
Sold all of my stuff and moved from Ohio to Alaska. It was the best road trip and camping experience I have ever had. The second is the road trip from Alaska to Minnesota. I love traveling. 

7. Do you ever talk to yourself? If so, share an example.
I talk to myself all the time. Especially when I get really mad. If I don't talk to myself and keep quiet, I'll just blow. It's sort of a calm down mechanism I've developed.

8. Share something you did that unexpectedly helped shape your life.
Getting enough courage to go to college finally after being out of school for 12 years. I've broken out of a shell that I was once in and have opened up to new experiences, new ideas, and finally being able to have intellectual conversations with other people outside of home life.

9. Do you follow a strict routine, or are you a free spirit? Are you somewhere in between?
I'm somewhat between the two. I do have my routines that I love, but I also like to do whatever I want as I see when I want to do it. I don't abide by anyone's rules but my own. 

10. Share something about yourself that you hope will inspire others.
You're never too old, too stupid, or unworthy of anything. I always thought very low of myself when I was growing up until I met someone who likes and loves me for who I am. I never thought I would ever go to college. I was almost content with having a minimum paying job and never having anything to call my own until I met Hubster and he told me I could do anything I wanted. I found out that I wasn't too old, and I'm definitely not too stupid, and I'm worthy of anything I have my heart set on. 

Now head on over to All The Weigh and link up with everyone else!
Feb 6, 2013

Randomness


  • Tomorrow I have a day off from school AND work. Holla back ya'll!
  • School has been really challenging, but in a good way. I wouldn't have thought in a million years that I would actually be going to college and I'm loving every minute of it (even though I bitch about my writing class). 
  • My writing class is a bitch and the professor is a jerk face, but he's sarcastic and I love that about him. He just makes us REALLY think. Ain't nobody got time for that!
  • My hours were cut at work (I think it's a good thing, we'll see how my bank account likes it after awhile), but I'm kind of glad because I get more time to work on assignments.
  • I really, really, really need to move out of my brother-in-law's house. I need my own space that isn't 7ft x 13ft. Seriously.....
  • I'm hoping Hubster gets a call back soon. I don't know why it's so hard for him to find work. He's had a ton of interviews. Is he doing something wrong? 
  • I'm so over snow and cold. I want summer back! 
  • I caught some kind of stomach bug the other day. I threw up all freaking day and felt like shit. It was even worse because I was dealing with that while trying to finish a paper I had to write after reading the first chapter of Affirmative Action by Tim Wise. Has anyone read the book? It reads like a vacuum cleaner's manual. Ain't nobody got time that either.
  • Sleep calls.
Have a happy Wednesday everyone!
 

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