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Be more Spontaneous! [Jul. 11th, 2017|10:55 am]
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Back in May, Seattle and I decided to leave our jobs for a week and head out to Washington State for a stress free vacation. Since Seattle has been out there before, it came natural to him. As for me, this was my first time on the other side of the state. I have to tell ya, it was awesome. Now I know why they call Seattle the emerald state. It only rained for a couple of days out there, but the rest of the time it was sunny and beautiful. The humidity was low that you could actually breathe in the air, instead of in Raleigh,NC where the air is so thick that it sucks the life outta ya. Anyways, we went to a whole lot of fun places. Like the Seattle Aquarium, and to a Mariner's baseball game, we even fell asleep on at Gasworks park and looked over the Puget sound to see the ferries and sky line. I've noticed too, that Seattle has a lot of hills and people do a lot of walking, plus they ride their bikes everywhere. There is a lot of traffic but not as bad as if you lived in NYC. There aren't a lot of taxis, but there are a lot of buses. Now I understand why Seattle loved this city so much. There is so much to do. With only staying there a week we did a lot of walking and site seeing that I liked it so much that I didn't want to leave. But here are some pictures of our trip. Plus, just to let you know we ate like kings out there. The food is awesome.


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Happiness comes from within. That’s why it feels good to fart. [Jun. 20th, 2017|12:40 pm]
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So, here's a quick update. My favorite super hero (Batman) died Adam West a few weeks ago. I found out that my nephew Bryson is not having a new brother and sister. :( My sister Drama Queen called me a few weeks ago and told me when she went to have her ultra sound at 10 weeks she found out that there was no movement and she had a miscarriage. So she was very depressed. But enough of the sad news, did I tell you how much I love my job and the people I work with. Well, I do. I've now been with The Fresh Market for a year now, and my boss John Wes Craven came up to me one day last week and told me in a little jingle that I got a raise. He told that I am always busting my ass and helping out whenever help is needed, and that he was going to try and hook me up. I didn't know whether to give him a hug, shake his hand or jump up and down. I was so happy that I had to control my excitement. Once my shift was over, and left happy and when Seattle came home, I told him all about it. He was so happy for me. I even told G-Gordon Liddy the last time we hung out together. That's it for now. I will get back to you again soon about our trip.
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Weekend at Mort's! [May. 9th, 2017|07:20 pm]
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Happy New Year! Better late then never! Sorry it took forever for me to update. I still blame Facebook. That is always my go to whenever I have a funny post or something I wanna get off my chest. Anyways, here's what's been going on with me. Our manager that currently worked with us at the Fresh Market recently got a new job somewhere else, so we've been struggling to find a new manager to take over. We finally found one in the last couple of months. This guy is awesome. He treats everyone equally and doesn't put anyone down. If you have a question he is more than happy to walk you through it. Plus he always has a smile on his face. Also, coming up at the end of this month,I would have been at The Fresh Market for one year! I am so happy where I work. I should have done this a few months back. Seattle has seen a tremendous change in me. I laugh and cut a few jokes. The people I work with are awesome. They treat you like a human being instead of a robot. Plus I feel more comfortable wearing jeans to work than dressing up in khaki pants. So, there is work in a nutshell.

In other news, Seattle and I are planing a vacation. We haven't gone on one in years. Plus this is a first time I will be traveling across the United States. We are headed to Seattle, Washington! Both of us need a break from our jobs and in the state of North Carolina. We've put in a lot of hours at our jobs and come home exhausted. We will be visiting the space needle and other cool things out there. I will keep you posted on that also. We are also be gone for a week! I am really excited.

Before I end this post, here's another quick update. Mother Mary (my mom) got a new job working as a sous chef in a hotel. I am so happy for her! She used to work at a place called Kings which was an upscale bowling alley as a sous chef there. My father (G-Gordon Liddy) is still working a few hours at his job at Whole Foods and relaxing the rest of the time enjoying his retirement. My sister (Drama Queen) and her husband( John Deere) are now expecting their second child. So I am going to be an aunt again. My cool, smart-ass nephew who is now five years old Bryson will have either a new brother or sister. I love that boy to death. He always seems to amaze me every time I see him. So, there you have it. Sorry it took so long, but I finally got to my journal again. Until next time when I tell you how our vacation went.
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Respond immediately!! [May. 8th, 2017|06:35 am]
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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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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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