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Some people are like clouds. When they go away, it’s a beautiful day. [Dec. 31st, 2016|04:56 pm]
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So 2016 is finally coming to an end. This year has been very disappointing. It seems that when you turned on the television, listened to the radio or read your email there was a death. This year it didn't come in threes like it normally comes. It came all at once. We lost some great celebrities. People like Florence Henderson, John Glenn, Alan Thicke, Zsa Zsa Gabor, George Michael, Carrie Fisher, and Debbie Reynolds. Anyway, enough about that. Hopefully 2017 will be a better year! Happy New Year everyone! Be safe and drink responsibly.
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Hey DJ keep playing that song! [Nov. 30th, 2016|02:59 pm]
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So, I survived my first Thanksgiving holiday working at The Fresh Market! Woo-hoo! This was a piece of cake. It was no big deal to me, the only thing I was most concern about was how the customers were going act. Some are pleasant, while others can be real assholes. So, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving which was the 23rd, my front end manager Boston Teri grabbed me aside and during a slow rush and asked me a question. I was so nervous. She asked me "Would you like to be bumped up to being a store opener?" This means you would open the store (front end) at 7:30am learn how to do a cash report, put the tills out and make sure everything goes smoothly. I paused for a minute, and then turned to her and said " I accept the challenge!" She was so excited that she told me she would talk to my store manager and see if they approve the new position. The good thing is to with this new position even though I already have been there for seven months, they trust me and know that I do an awesome job. Plus the other plus is they will give me a dollar more in pay! I am down with that. This is a first time in a long time that everything is coming up Milhouse Harris Teeter never did anything like this when I worked for them. The next few days, I come back to work and Boston Teri tells me that my new position was approved and that they can start training me. I am so happy now that I made the right change. Thanks to Soonseattle for pushing me even though I was stubborn for so long. He can also see a change in me also when I come home. I crack jokes and feel better about myself. I don't know what else to say. G-Gordon Liddy and Mother Mary are doing well the last time I saw them. I am going to hang with G-Gordon Liddy sometime this week to catch up on life.I heard he is enjoying retirement life. Trying to stay busy by seeing my cool nephew Bryson, and shopping at thrift stores when he's not working. Seattle is doing well at his job also, spinnin records and pouring beer for college students. So,I guess we both are doing well. Mother Mary is working at her job and trying to set up for retirement. Hopefully things will go her way soon. Gotta catch up with her on a day when she has off. Other than that, that's me in a nut shell for now. I will let you know how things go in a few days with my new position.
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Mr. Boombastic they say I'm fantastic [Nov. 1st, 2016|06:13 pm]
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Even though I've only been with The Fresh Market seven months, I feel so much better as a person. I feel happier. When I walk into the store, I am greeted by some great people I work with. It seems like we are one big family. No one puts anyone down and you don't have to sign a piece of paper every morning just like I did when I use to work at Harris Teeter. You go in and do your job and leave at the end of the day. I work at the front end as a cashier/bagger. When I left Harris Teeter and came over to The Fresh Market, I ran into a lot of the same customers I had when I cashiered over at Harris Teeter. So it was great to have some clientele. I found out a couple of weeks ago from my customer service manager Boston Teri that customers can take a survey on each cashier and rate them on how their experience/ transaction was through our line. It finds out last week one of my Co-Managers pulled me off to the side and told me that they got all the surveys together and that I ended up getting the number 1 front end cashier/customer service award. ( I didn't get a trophy) They like how I interact with the customers and help them in any situation. They also told me that they wished they could clone me since I do such a great job and that's why they hired me. It made me feel so good inside that I almost cried. My Co-Manager also told me that with this award they gave me a $10.00 gift card. At the end of the day, I felt so good inside that I had to tell Seattle. He also congratulated me. It feels good to be respected and not put down. The Fresh Market is good for doing that. If I did all the things I showed at The Fresh Market when I worked at Harris Teeter they would just say "Thanks!" Or Harris Teeter wouldn't even bother saying anything to me. Cause I would just be a number to them. Oh, I found out to they might have an opening for a full time position too. I will keep you posted on that soon.
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see your muffin top disappear. here's how! [Oct. 18th, 2016|09:02 pm]
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So,I've had off on Sundays and Mondays from The Fresh Market and Seattle and I've been enjoying the awesome fall weather here in North Carolina. On Monday (10-17) Seattle and I went to a vintage toy store called Crowemag Toys. They had toys from Star Wars figures to G-I Joe figures. I found a vintage Thundercats doll I grew up with when I was a kid. I was trying to find more but this was the only one I found. Summer 2016 His name is Mumm-ra.Mumm-Ra is a fictional character and the primary antagonist of the ThunderCats franchise. He is an undead evil sorcerer bound to the servitude of four malevolent, godlike entities known as the Ancient. I also found a metal lunchbox of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe with thermos inside. I was like hell-yeah score! I feel happy inside when I see something from my childhood that I like, I have to buy. That way, one of these days I can show my nephew and tell him what I grew up with when I was a kid. Seattle and I also went to a place in downtown Raleigh called Father and Son. This has a bunch of 60's and 70's furniture and clothing plus a bunch of kitschy stuff. I found this awesome two piece polyester green women's suit. If I ever need to go somewhere fancy I can put it on and feel like Mary Tyler Moore for a day. Other then that, Seattle and I survived Hurricane Matthew by going to an NCSTATE game! I was hesitant to go, but I went anyway and had a great time laughing and jumping in puddles.I can say also that I watched a football game in a hurricane. Tomorrow is my birthday,which I can't believe so I will be celebrating with great friends and family. Until next time.
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It's raining bacon and eggs [Oct. 7th, 2016|05:15 pm]
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[I'm feeling like |okayokay]

The end of September which was the 21st through the 28th was when we closed our doors to The Fresh Market. Not for good, it's just we were going through a remodel and needed a much "fresher" look. Some of us employees had a choice to either work at another store, help with the remodel by putting stuff on shelves and cleaning up, or some of us could take off a week just to relax. With me, I decided to help out for two days by helping with the remodel. It was a long day and process but with a little help from other employees we got everything done and put back on the shelves in no time. I also took some time off just cause I needed a break. Once the store opened back up on Wednesday the 5th of October, our store was brighter and much more inviting. Plus I was happy to be back to work as strange as that may sound. We got a few positive and negative reviews from people. Some people were happy with the change cause it seemed to be brighter and easier to walk around. Others (including senior citizens) were disappointed in the change. They liked the old look to where it was a bit darker and they could walk around and find everything easier. But I guess you can't please everyone. Anyways, other than that, Seattle and I celebrated 11 years with each other on October 6th. We met each other back in 2005 at a grocery store called Earth Fare. We even were from the same state of New York. Myself being from Hyde Park, NY and him being from Kingston,NY we were just a bridge apart on the Hudson Valley. We've been through some bad times and some good times together, but in the end we still tolerate each other. In other news, nothing else has been going on. I just work the morning shifts at work and Seattle works the nights at the music store. With just me and the cats I ended up subscribing to Netflix. So every other night I snuggle up on the couch with Ziggy (cat) and watch a movie. So far I've watch a bunch of Horror films, and Thrillers. Some that were good, some that were just plain awful. If you guys have any suggestions I will take you up on them. So far, my favorite was Stranger Things. I watched that in one sitting and was hooked. I can't wait till the second season comes out next year. Until then, I leave you with all things scary and pumpkin spice related.
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I'm white and nerdy! [Sep. 23rd, 2016|06:44 pm]
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A lot has happen in this month, so I thought I would post. On September 9th Seattle and I went to go see "Weird Al" Yankovic in concert. He has an album out called Mandatory Fun. We saw him a year or two ago in an outdoor pavilion. Due to the rain, he had to cancel his show. I was disappointed cause I didn't know if he was going to come back but he did. This time he was indoors and the place was packed. So many people in hawaiian shirts and aluminum on their heads. He did so many parodies of songs, that we cracked up through the whole show. I think it was the costume changes he did that made me laugh so hard. The next thing, Seattle wanted to catch one more Durham Bulls baseball game before the season was over. So we grabbed his mom and we all went. They lost, but it was worth seeing them. Until next season, thanks Durham Bulls! Here's a big thing that happen here in North Carolina and a few other southern states along the way. There was a big ass gas spill. Whenever you hear about a tragic thing that happens in your state, every southern person freaks out. Everyone was driving to their closest gas station to pump gas, even though the gas stations were raising the prices. On the other hand, my store that I work at The Fresh Market is getting a remodel this week. So, some of us employees could take the whole week off without pay, or help with the store remodel by putting stuff away on the shelves and get paid for it, or work at another store. I decided to work two days outta the week we are remodeling to help get things back together. The other days I am off watching netflix. That's right I got Netflix. I've been watching horror movies and criminal stories which are two of my favorite things. So, I am glued to the couch. My favorite so far has been "Stranger Things" that they've been pimping. I watched that in one sitting. Plus a true crime story about Lizzie Borden who killed her parents with an axe, and the first serial killer in the 1800's named H.H.Holmes. I don't know what to watch next. If you know of any suggestions I will take em. In the meantime, I'll always say this, I will try and post as much as I can.
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On the Wilder Side [Aug. 29th, 2016|05:07 pm]
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RIP Gene Wilder. Thanks for the great memories. June 11, 1933 – August 28, 2016
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I want my MTV [Aug. 11th, 2016|07:33 pm]
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So, I've been with my new job at The Fresh Market for about three months already, and I absolutely love it. The atmosphere is relaxing, and you can be yourself without your management looking over your shoulder. They let you sample things in the store if something new came in. I am not a robot like when I worked at Harris Teeter asking for VIC Cards (discount cards) and phone numbers. Plus they close at 9pm which is nice. The only thing is when they close at 9pm all the closing duties insist of blocking every aisle, taking out the trash, making sure that everything is swept and cleaned up for the next morning which only takes about thirty to forty minutes. Seattle also has seen a big change in me since I've been working there too. I am much happier when I come home, and just feel less stressed. Well enough about work. I was scrolling through facebook the other day, and I normally read the trending part on the side which tells you all the gossip and news about what's going on in the world, and I came across this article a few weeks ago. It seems that PEPSI was doing a throw back. I clicked on the link and saw that they were bringing back this: Ladies and Gentlemen I present to you a 90's classic: I read that it was only out for a limited time in August. I told Seattle, we got to hunt this down and find one. And we did! We went on a field trip to a place in North Carolina called Fuquay Varina and found it at a local gas station called SHEETZ! I grabbed about nine bottles worth cause you never know if you'll ever see it again. We got in the car, said our cheers and drank a swallow. It tasted just like pepsi but needed a bit more carbonation. But that's not all folks, I also had a faint memory when I grew up as a sprout, I remember when the Ghostbusters movie came out in the late 80's and HI-C introduced a juice box called Ecto Cooler I was getting my hopes up, until I went to the grocery store the other day and scored! In the words of Homer Simpson I yelled "Woo-Hoo!" Oh and I also found out that when I was watching television the other day VH1 was gone. It got replaced with MTV Classic! All the music videos I used to watch when I was a kiddo and shows like Beavis and Butthead and even Daria! Other than that, nothing else has been happening with me. Just thought I would share my excitement with you.
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It's impossible to look cool while holding onto a leash attached to a dog who is taking a crap. [Jun. 3rd, 2016|06:38 pm]
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So, I've started working at The Fresh Market for six days now. And I absolutely love it! The people are nice to work with and I am not overwhelmed by all the chaos from when I worked at Harris Teeter. The customers are pleasant and not assholes. On the up side I am getting a lot of customers that shopped at Harris Teeter that I came in contact with recognize me at The Fresh Market. So it's nice to see familiar faces. The good part about working there is that you get to wear jeans and a green polo shirt. Which is fine by me, cause I hate wearing khakis.

A few weeks ago, Seattle, myself and Seattle's mom all took a three day trip to Washington, D.C. We end up picking up some driving coffee and a doughnut and head on over to pick up Seattle's mom. Then the fun begins: driving five hours to Washington, D.C. We stop in Virginia at a place called The Mad Italian for lunch and I have the original spaghetti and meatballs, Seattle has the lasagna and his mom has the chicken parmesan. By 5:30pm we get into Washington, D.C. and into our motel and get settled in. After we get all done, we head out and adventure by going down the strip where our motel is. We end up at a grocery store called GIANT. Inside was small, but yet quaint. The isles were small so you could only fit one cart down. The next day we all slept in a late and leave to go out and adventure some more. We end up in Washington, D.C. itself. We ride around and find the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial. We even found the White House, even though it was hiding behind all the tour busses.




After touring in the car, we end up going back to the motel, take a nap and then head out to see The Washington Nationals play The New York Mets
(These pictures are taken by Seattle) The New York Mets lost :( but I just want to thank Seattle for this trip , I had such a great time that I hope we can make it up there again.
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up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane, it's the blob!! [May. 27th, 2016|07:21 pm]
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Today was my first day working The Fresh Market. I will post later to tell you how my first week goes. That is all for now. Oh and also my vacation with Seattle to Washington,DC.
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