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Random Things Everyone Should Know About Me

So, my blogger friend, Sara in Le Petit Village, posted a little piece about herself a few days back and I up and stole the idea from her cuz it totally looked like fun to do. Guess what?? It was!

I figured it would be nice if you all knew some trivia about me so without further ado, here ya go:

Random Things Everyone Should Know About Me

Age: Forty-something (Yikes-that’s what I say when I look in the mirror, anyway! Oh-I also tell myself that I’m sure looking old these days).
Bedsize: Queen
Chores that you hate: Going to the grocery store and cooking (too bad I have to do both in order to live)
Dogs: Nope, but if I had a dog it would be a wiener dog cuz they are the cutest things EVER!
Essential start to your day: Coffee, coffee and more coffee (along with those chocolate chip muffins they sell at Auchan)
Favorite color: Any shade of purple that exist on this planet.
Gold or Silver:  Gold, but I could go for a mixture, if you know what I mean.
Height: 5’7” and ½ (that ½ is very important to me)
Instruments you play: None. I do, however, love the violin more than any other instrument and I’ve always wanted to learn how to play it, maybe someday when I finish my house.
Job title: At home or at work? Wait, I’m the boss in both places so there ya go.
Kids: No thanks, I have some already in the form of 3 girls and 1 boy (and no the boy wasn’t the last one even though EVERYONE asks me that). By the way, his name is Little Dude (really).
Live: I do every day (of course that could change in an instant with all these insane drivers here in the south of France)
Mother’s Name: Orvillee,(Orville +Lee and that’s how it’s pronounced, too) Isn’t that beautiful! The story I heard was that she was supposed to be a boy so my grandparents were going to name her Orville after my grandpa. Well, when she popped out a girl they just added an “e” to the name cuz my grandparents were real creative like that, and voila, Orvillee. I have always loved it, contrary to my mom who has always hated it.
Nicknames: Boss, Ash
Overnight hospital stays: Definitely and hated every minute. Having children at home seems like a good idea now.
Pet peeves:  Drinking out of a Styrofoam cup, drinking directly out of the milk or juice carton, people not respecting personal space, bad customer service and mean people (they suck)
Quote from a movie or tv show:  Now you will receive us. We do not ask for your poor or your hungry. We do not want your tired and sick. It is your corrupt we claim. It is your evil that will be saught by us. With every breath we shall hunt them down. Each day we will spill their blood ‘til it rains down from the skies. Do not kill, do not rape, to not steal. These are principles, which every man of every faith can embrace. These are not polite suggestions, these are codes of behavior and those of you that ignore them will pay the dearest cost. There are varying degrees of evil. We urge you lesser forms of filth not to push the bounds and cross over into true corruption, into our domain. But if you do, one day you will look behind you and you will see we three, and on that day, you will reap it. And we will send you to whatever god you wish.

And shepherds we shall be, for thee my Lord for thee, power hath descended forthfrom thy hand, that our feet may swiftly carry out thy command. We shall flow a river forth to thee, and teeming with souls shall it ever be. In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti.=The Boondock Saints (best movie EVER)

If you want to see the quote in action, go here. It’s freakin’ awesome. WARNING-It is a bit harsh, sorry, but they really are good guys. Oh, and you should also know that this happens to be my girls night out movie, too 🙂
Right or Lefty:  Right (although I use my computer mouse only with my left hand, weird huh?)
Siblings: Nope, I am a lonely only and it’s one of the things I am most sad about in my life. I have always wanted a brother or sister and I always will. My mom told me while I was growing up that I was all she could handle. Jeez, I was a saint, too! (I do have 2 step brothers and 1 step sister, but we didn’t grow up together). I totally had 4 kids because I was (and still am, thanks mom) an only child. I never wanted them to be lonely so I gave them enough playmates that given the event a few were fighting then they would have someone else to go play with. It worked. (true story)
Time you wake up: As late as possible (like 9am or 10am on the weekends)
Underwear: Thongs baby. I don’t go for that granny stuff cuz my butt isn’t the greatest anyway and I don’t need dumb panty lines making it worse (of course Dude says I have a great butt, but he has to say that or he doesn’t get his weekly allowance)
Vegetable you hate: Broccoli –it’s super yucky.
What makes you run late: Dude
X-Rays You’ve Had: A ton and mostly for broken fingers.
Yummy food you make: Lydia’s Famous Haitian Home Made Chicken Soup. Everyone in the family loves it and it’s the first thing I always make for my guest and it pretty much is the only thing I actually like to cook (remember I hate cooking -see above)
Zoo Animal: Panda Bears (I sooooo hate monkeys so that’s why they don’t appear in this coveted spot)

The End


I Need Coffee!

Today I finally got a text from Boulanger, those guys who took my coffee maker. Apparently, it was ready to be picked up.

Well, no surprise that when we arrived at the store we had to wait in line! So dude and I finally get up to the desk and hand the guy our paperwork telling him we received the text that our coffee maker was ready. Boulanger guy proceeds to put our reference number in his computer and then asks me for my new invoice. What invoice? I didn’t buy the thing last time I came in, I GAVE it to you! Then the guy says to me that I should have gotten an invoice when I dropped it off. Well I didn’t so deal, bud. He starts mumbling something under his breath and does about 1.2 seconds worth more of work in his computer (Oh, the hardship!) and finally finds our coffee maker in his system.

He leaves and goes to the back room of “gifts” and brings it to us. Now dude and I are thinking, wow, they must have fixed it (which would have been alright with us since we really liked the thing). Interestingly, the guy keeps us in suspense for like 5 minutes, and presents us with more paper work and says that we can go a new one. Oh joy.

So now we were off in search of the perfect replacement. We really thought that we would just get the same one, but noooo, they don’t sell that model any longer. Big surprise! Well, we had a devil of a time choosing a new. The one we were really interested in has some missing parts on the display so we couldn’t really tell if it was going to work or not. We finally found one that was similar, took that display apart and used the parts on the one we were interested in! Just to see if it looked good. Geeez, we put it all back!

It looked good and the price was right thanks to our reimbursement from the store. Now all we had to do was find it on the shelf. Searching, searching, searching and_it_is_not_there!! Really, after all that, they don’t even have one? So we ask one of the ladies that worked on the floor and she looked in her computer which said they still had some. Well, then Boulanger lady, I invite you to go and try to find it!

A couple of minutes later, here she came. Empty handed. Ha, knew it! So much for your dependable system, girlfriend. Then she tells us we have to go to the back of the store because they will have some in the back area and the nice man who works there will get it for us. All we have to do is ring the bell and wait for him.

So we do just that. After waiting a few minutes the security guy opens the door and says we are out of luck that no one is back there. Well, back we go to the lady to let her know. She says, “No, no, just go back and wait, he will be there”. So back we go. Fortunately, right as we approached the door, the guy who was supposed to be there arrives. He goes and looks for our now infamous coffee maker. (I hear the Jeopardy theme song playing). After what seems like forever, he gives us the bad news and says we have to order it. Dang it!

Back again to Boulanger lady who proceeds to order it for us and says it will take a week. Mind you, I have now been in this store for more than one hour just trying to get a darn coffee maker! We finally order and take our paperwork up to the front desk. Once it is all rung up, the cashier proceeds to call the guy in the back (remember him?) and tells him to go and get the coffee maker and bring it up to the front. I didn’t say anything. I wanted to see what happened. So we waited. After a few minutes he calls her back and says they don’t have any more. Then she finally realizes that it was a “special order” and says that she has to do our whole bill all over again. Good grief!

Finally we get outta that place and as we are heading to the car, dude realizes that the date they put down on our invoice to pick it up is wrong. They have us picking it up today! Duh-and that is possible how??? Back into the store we go. All this for a simple coffee maker we should have just been able to buy right off the shelf. Oh wait, delusions of the states again.

You know what?? I don’t even want coffee anymore.



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