Tuesday, April 3, 2012

RTT: Hunger Games, New Job and Yard Work

Another Tuesday some more random. Join up with Stacy and random it up with us.

Working in retail you see a lot of disgusting things. And I don’t have too many things that make me feel sick but the one thing that sicks me out to no end is people clipping their fingernails. I don’t even like it when the hubby does it when I’m around. Well on Saturday I was helping a customer (a dirty one at that) and he started clipping his nails while I was cashing his check. Seriously?! It literally made me gag when I heard the sound. And to top it off he left his clippings on our counter. So disgusting!

Monday was the NCAA National Championship basketball game. If you’ve been around here for awhile you know I am a diehard KU Jayhawks fan. Well good news for me…they are in the championship game! I’m writing this on Monday so I don’t know who won yet but I’m sure it will be a good game. So exciting! I’m even drinking a little bit. Getting a blender and mixing me up some daiquiris! Woo hoo!

Some little-ish kids came to our door Friday night asking if we wanted them to mow our yard. I’m a sucker for kids coming door to door because I used to be that kid. So I said yes. It was $20 for front and back. They came on Saturday while I was at work and did a really good job on the front yard. And I guess they started the back and their mower messed up. So they didn’t finish. So the hubby had to. But still. They were so darn cute. I couldn’t say no! I also think I’m going to give them a call and see about them mowing our yard once per month from May-August and use that as a Father’s Day present for the hubby. I’m sure that would be something he would appreciate!

I finally got my good news from work. I had applied for a position at our main bank for an international specialist and after two weeks of waiting and cursing and waiting some more I got an offer. I don’t have a start date yet but hopefully it will be in two weeks and I’ll never have to work a Saturday again! I’m so freaking excited. It will hopefully ease a lot of my stresses from not being home in the evenings and on weekends and make me feel less guilty when I do things away from the kiddos.

Have you seen the Hunger Games movie? I have. Twice. I went on opening day (big mistake) with my cousin for her birthday present and then I went with my mom when she got back in town from a business trip. Also, I’m re-reading the books. I know a lot of people thought the movie left a lot to be desired but I thought it was pretty good. I know they left stuff out but if they didn’t it could have turned into a 3 hour movie! The only part I was disappointed in was they hardly spent any time on Katniss’s design team. They showed Cinna but not really anyone else. I think they play an integral part in her disdain for Capital people. Oh well. Now I have to wait 20 months until the next movie comes out. That’s almost 2 years people!

I gave up sweets for Lent and I only have 5 more days to go. And I am dying here people. This has definitely been a major sacrifice. I’ve gone to 4 birthday parties and not had any cake or ice cream and it’s been girl scout cookie season. The plus side is I’ve lost about 5 pounds. Apparently I eat more sweets than I thought. So only 5 more to go until I’ve made it back to pre-Jacoby weight. Unfortunately the distribution of the weight has changed! :)

Ok…enough from me. What about you…what’s going on in your life? The more random the better!


Sprite's Keeper said...

I really want to see Hunger Games, but do to our current economic status, I'm waiting until it comes out on video. :-)

VandyJ said...

I haven't seen hunger games. I haven't read the books either. I'm not all that interested in them. I think it's great that other people are though.

gretchen said...

Eeeeew. He stood in front of you in a bank and clipped his nails?!! If I was Queen of the World, he would be banished to the dungeon. Actually, that would be a good Spin Cycle topic - If I was Queen of the World. Hmmm. Anyway - I vote yes to hiring the lawn mower kids on a regular basis. Hubby would love it. And I enjoyed The Hunger Games too. Adapting a book for film is really difficult, and they did a nice job - you've gotta leave out something.