Sunday, October 26, 2008

Kupkakz...not Kool!

I took my daughter and some of her girls to this new place called Kupkakz, it's new in town and we thought it would be a fun place to go celebrate her 14th birthday. I mentioned it to a friend of mine and she said she had gotten one of their cupcakes and that it was dry. I figured it must have just been an off day for them and didn't give it much more thought. We go in around 2:00 on a Saturday afternoon. By this time, about half of their cupcake selection was out and they told us they would not be replenishing. A couple of the girls were bummed because they wanted the Pretty in Pink and that was one of the kinds they were out of. I also thought both workers were pretty rude, I guess rude isn't the word, just BLAH. I had a group of girls and we were obviously celebrating something and we didn't get ANY small talk from either employee. Not a "is it your birthday?" or "looks like you girls are out having fun", nothing. When one of the party goers was being dropped off, her mom came inside. She asked me if I had ever tried one of the cupcakes and I said no. She said, "I had one the other day and it was really dry, I am going to give them another try." All the girls got their orders and she and I got ours too. We sat down and started in. "How's yours?" she asked. "Dry", I said. "Mine too", she replied. Neither one of us finished our cupcake and my daughter threw half of hers away. She has quite the sweet tooth, so that was saying something. I doubt we will be visiting again anytime's not like they asked us back either! I think if they are charging $2.50 for a dry cupcake that is on the tiny side, they need to do some tweaking to their recipes and possibly think about some customer service training.

The trip to the mall afterwards was much more fun!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Long Time No "See"

DAAANG! It's been awhile huh? How ya been? If you've been anything like me, you've been busy. I know we all say we are busy, and I know that busy is relative...but I can say that I have been busy and not feel one bit guilty about saying it to someone who may be busier than me.

I am working on my National Boards and I knew it was going to be a lot of work, so I can't claim ignorance. I thought I would wait until Drew was driving so I could at least just be a taxi for one. So, since he started driving last March, I applied for the scholarship to do NB. I wasn't really sure if I was ready, but I filled out the app and figured, if now is the right time, I will get it and if it isn't, I won't. Well, I got it. Hence the funfilled trip to Ardmore this summer for preparation. Well, even then I thought, I can totally do this. I am just feeling overwhelmed with all the stuff hanging over my head. I wasn't prepared for feeling guilty every time I do something fun because I should be at home researching, analyzing, reflecting, writing, etc... I have always had meetings to attend for work or booster clubs, you know, all that fun stuff. Now I get to add NB meetings to that, and there are several different groups that have meetings that I need to attend.

I could really go on and on, I guess I am venting! I would drink wine, but I have an early meeting in the morning...go figure! Oh, yeah, and one after school too. BUT, all that said, I could never be doing this without the help of my hubby. He is picking up the slack for me. I will be the first to admit, this cannot be an easy task. I am a FREAK about the house and the laundry. I am the person who cannot sit and enjoy a show if I look over and see dust on the coffee table. I don't mean like I am thinking "I'll dust after the show", I mean like I am seriously looking at the dust more than the show. I try to fight it because I know I will be made fun of around here for getting up and taking care of it. But, I always lose the battle. I will dust so I can relax. I guess you are thinking that my house must be a immaculate after reading that. Sad thing is, it sooooo isn't cause I really am the only one who sees those FREAKING SHOES THAT HAVE BEEN UNDER THE BARSTOOLS FOR LIKE EVER!!!!!!! Now I am one to look for the silver lining and here it is. Billy is starting to keep the house in such a way that I don't completely lose my mind. I mean, he is on it. Truth be told, he's probably scared of me. I can throw a heck of a fit and in case you can't tell, I am teetering on the verge of a full fledged temper tantrum!