Thursday, June 2, 2011

Updates and Trader Joe Haul

Couple of announcements and updates going on in my life and I am pretty sure it's going to be a long post since I am such a chatty person. So prepare!

  1. I am 99% decided that I will be attending the Academy of Art in San Francisco for a BA in Fashion Design. I have been talking with an admissions coordinator and am going to open house this Saturday and hopefully that is when I will be signing my name on the dotted line! I only say 99% because I want to decide once I attend open house. It's very exciting and expensive but I have very supportive friends and family who are cheering me on!
  2. I got a new job! It's not anything in my field and I think it's way opposite but it will be a great new experience and I will be making a lot more than any other job.
I guess that's all the cool announcements at the moment but I do have some updates!

  1. I am 80% sure I am going back to wordpress. I started my blog on blogger technically in March 2008 and since then I have switched to wordpress and back here again because it really is easier to update on blogger than it is on wordpress. Blogger has been great but lately it's having these glitches that I am not happy with. Such as if I want to go in the middle of a sentence it will bring me to delete a picture, I can't comment on blogspot blogs who only want comments from people with bloger, posts that have been worked hard on have magically been deleted and it's just too many cons and not enough pros at this moment.
  2. I am having a hard time with my temp job boss. I don't like to have any altercations and maybe have wrote one harsh but professional email before for another immature authority figure so it's a stressful situation. I just don't understand how a 42 year old woman needs to act so immature to a 23 year old and I don't really know how to handle this situation. I did her a favor of working an extra 2 days after my two weeks and after I had come home one the first day, she had emailed me letting me know she doesn't need me anymore and would like me to drop her key off. Less than 12 hours later, my recruiter called me saying she had called him about me not returning a key and I had told him all the feedback about this lady and he actually knew that she is difficult and he has been having a hard time dealing with her himself. I told him I will mail her key back but she would have to mail me my notebook. I could be the bigger person and drive back to San Mateo and drop it off but after running so many errands for her on my own gas money and car and going back to the store for 2 hours to finish up something, I just don't feel like doing anything nice for her anymore. Then after emailing her and both agreeing to mailing things back, she had called my recruiter and asked him pick my notebook up for me and still expected me to mail back the key. I emailed back right away saying fine, I will drop your key off with him when he gives me back my notebook but felt really bad after a couple of hours and wrote an email to both of them. First, telling my recruiter that I am sorry that he needs to be in the middle of everything and apologizing. Secondly, telling my old boss that I don't think it's right to involve another person and we should follow up with our original plan. I have yet to get an email back from her.
I don't mean to be harsh and actually hate all this drama but I don't take shit either. I will be professional to a point but when it gets ridiculous like it has become then I am not going to take it. Frankly, I don't deserve it and I don't NEED it.

Phew. I knew that was a lot but I feel great now that I wrote it.

Now it is my Trader Joe Haul! It's not much but I still enjoyed walking through every aisle and looking at new products.

I got penne arrabiatta, romain lettuce, cottage cheese, pico de gallo, lasagna bolognese, mini pizzas, brussel sprouts, rice pilaf, jasmine green tea and instant coffee.
 I got romaine, salsa and cottage cheese because Erin made a bomb salad and I wanted to recreate it.
 Brussel sprouts are tiny and I'm wondering if it's because it's not in season?
 I love rice pilaf and this is one of my favorite! I also needed a refill on coffee and green tea.
Everything came out to about $30 and I'm wondering if Trader Joe's is even considered cheap anymore?

Doesn't matter, I still love it!

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  1. congratulations on deciding to go into fashion. you will not regret it if you KNOW it's your true passion. :) when i graduated high school, i applied to multiple universities for business and last minute decided to go into graphic design instead. i had no portfolio and was completely unprepared, so i spent a year putting a portfolio together to get into my choice of art school. i think my parents thought i was confused and working on something aimlessly at the time. but in the end, it was the best decision of my life. i can't seem to imagine myself doing anything else.

    i can relate to your drama with work. i have recently quit my job as well. hmm. just. blah. lol

    your food haul looks pretty healthy! :)

  2. congrats on getting a new job and deciding to pursue what you have so much passion about! hope you like the open day,

    bad boss is really annoying, i had one, a really bad one and i did eat the shit to just get over with it. just dont be mad at her anymore Annie because anger hurts you more than herl what's more important is to end with her and move on.

    I love TJs tool

  3. Ahh congratulations bonita! I'm really happy for you! You're MADE for art school! Your artistic eye and myriad inspirations are so apparent on the blog. It's one of my favorites to read and that's just ONE of the reasons why - the other being your overall fabulosity.
    Toxicity breeds toxicity and good for you for not taking shit. That bitch needs to get told! Also, her behavior is likely a reflection of her own insecurity - so her age doesn't really matter because clearly she is developmentally delayed.
    Come back to Wordpress!

  4. Congrats on the new job! Your old boss sounds awful - it is a good thing you have moved on from that.

    Fashion design seems like a great fit for you!

  5. congrats on art school! i can't wait to hear about your experience and see all your fashion creations! btw, your trader joe's haul is making me soo hungry - it all looks so delicious!

  6. I'm sorry things are so rough with your boss, doll. But YAY for your announcements! They're both so exciting and I can't wait to read all about your adventures!
    xo Josie

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