Friday, February 29, 2008

Working for Family...try it once.

Over the last several months I have occasionally been working for a family member. It was all fine and dandy until....I charged him what I thought was a "family price". Mind you, I didn't make a ton, in-fact, the job wasn't really worth the effort. But, their family right??? WRONG!

I think that I've finally reached the point in my life where my parents, and sister, need to realize that I am, infact, and adult. Shocker, I know, and it's been a LLLOOOOONNNNGGG time coming. A lot of the time I still don't take myself seriously, but that's usually in the confines of my own home or under the influence of random substances (A whole bottle of Ecco Domani will account for not being taken too seriously! Incase you were wondering...okay and the occassional left over Lortab I find in the medicine closet!).

Anyway, I think that my family has this idea that, the younger sister, who doesn't really have a job, and can leave work whenever she wants, and doesn't have ANYTHING ELSE going on in her life, will do it. Slave Labor I tell you!!!! Well guess what? I do have a job and if I take a week off, they have to hire a Temp and all they could do is answer the phone, and I have absolutley NOTHING else going on in my life...ya, I wish!

I guess, telling you what happened would help...I'll give you the short, short version:

1. Brother-in-law needs mural painted, tells me 3 days before he needs it done.
2. I get the time off, so does Carlos and we drive 300 miles to Mesquite to paint.
3. Building is without power, no lease is signed, and no heat in the building.
4. Paint anyway, with heard me, flashlights! That's some serious skills kids!
5. Finish Mural.
6. Quote Brother-in-law, 1/3rd my "Actual Cost" that I would charge anyone else, no expenses for gas, time traveled, or food.
7. Hotel room gets charged to me. I bill my Brother-in-law.
8. Hear from my sister, "He'll never have you paint for him again if you charge him like that!"
9. Awesome. Cash the check anyway.

It was a great week...

What's your opinion? Was I wrong, or was my brother-in-law just "expecting" me to do it for nothing? Have you ever done work for family that blew up in your face? Let me know!

Thanks for letting me vent!


Wednesday, February 27, 2008

You finally got me....


So, new to blogging, sortof. That is to say that on the occasion that I get an alert from friends posting "funny" pictures of me on the web, I would check out the occasional blog. I even tried it once a long while back..didn't work out so much. But now, I'm much more grown up which means I may finally be ready for the responsibilities of having my own blog site!

I'm 28. I'm fearing 30 already. I stare at myself in the mirror, after I pry myself out of bed, trying carefully not to strain my back or knock Trevor off the bed, step softly on my still broken foot (I'm sure you'll hear more on this later, I'm up for my 5th surgery on it the end of March), and if I've made it as far as the bathroom mirror....I wonder....Where the hell did my body go?

I sit and watch TV and I see commercials for Special K and Quaker Oats and think, "Do I need to start worrying about MY cholesterol?" LMAO!!! Whatever!! I eat what I want, when I want, AND I cook a lot of stuff with BUTTER!!! How could the French be wrong when they say that the 3 main ingredients to good cooking is a) Butter, b) Butter, and c) Butter!!?? It makes everything taste better!

I live in a sweet little condo in PG that me and my boyfriend call home. Along with my menagerie of pets. Dog, Cat, Canary, Fish and Frogs. I've been that way forever ask Shameonyou21...she knows!

Why do I call myself the luckiest-unlucky person...continue to read my blogs, you'll find out. I have some of the luckiest things happen to me (I'm one of those people who ALWAYS wins stuff on the radio, for example), and up Oprah, I could either write a book that would be on her "Must Read" list or I could take up a full hour on how NOT to live your life!

I have fun though! I've learned a ton about myself and life, and I pretty much have an opinion about almost everything, that I never share with my mother...don't go there with me!

As with any other blog I've read, I'm sure I will randomly capture your attention with stories of the @$$hole that cut me off or other funny stuff, so I thank you for listening in. Kinda makes me warm and fuzzy, like when I watched Full House as a kid and it always ended with Dad and daughter sitting on the bed, telling each other how sorry they were, and that they loved each other! ***Sniff, Sniff*** That one's for you Trac!