Monday, April 23, 2007

more 411 fun

Just one more for now--

Caller simply asks, "Who do I call to see if someone's dead?"

til next time...=)


Is is me, or Pennsylvania the only place that went from this...

(8 inches of snow)
to this...

(80 degrees, and not a cloud in the sky) LESS THAN A WEEK? Just wondering...

til next time...=)

my 411 by the numbers

These were from Saturday (the pics were from the day before, and drawn by me while taking calls)...

896...calls were taken by me (in 8 hours).

25...average call length (in seconds).

5...people called 411 (directory) when they really wanted 611 (repair/customer care).

16...customers asking for movie showtimes.

8...people whose ass called 411.

til next time...=)

Sunday, April 15, 2007

drool now

It's Sunday, and that means BAKED GOODS.  Yup, I went nuts again...this time with some stuff from scratch!  I'm getting creative, and more

First up--the brownies...with the new BEAR muffin/cupcake/brownie mold I got at the new Christmas Tree Shop here (I LOVE THIS STORE).

Oh crap!  They're NAKED!!!  Hold

They're hers...

Of course, I made some for him too.

As you can see, he approves.

The brownies aren't from scratch--they're box.  But the icing, that's homemade.  Of course, not without a screw-up in there.  Went to make buttercream...ended up with more  Went to make royal icing...I originally ended up making meringue (used the wrong sugar).  It worked the second time, as you can see.

Made some cupcakes too.  From the box...icing too--gave up on the buttercream frosting...maybe next time.

til next time...=)

Friday, April 13, 2007

work stuff

In a perfect 411 world...
--customers would know exactly what they're looking for, and exactly where it is.
--customers would speak clearly, instead of sounding like they filled their mouth with food (or other
--customers would listen to questions being asked of them, and answer said questions.
--customers would know what city the person/business they're looking for is in (we can't search the entire US, nor the state or the county you think it's in).
--customers wouldn't spill their life story while calling 411.
--there's probably more I can add to this--but I'll spare you.
Then again, if this were a perfect 411 world, I'd be out of a keep the rejects coming!  lol.

With that, I'll give you these:
**Customer calls in, looking for the Las Vegas Health Department.  When I asked her what division she needed, she told me she was calling about a pool that was shit in, and wasn't she didn't know which part she was looking for...lmao.
**Wanna live on "Shades of Death Road"?  Move to NJ.  It's there, in Great Meadows.
**One for the guys...Bob's Stump Grinding in California (bad me and my gutter mind).

And a new rule:  One at a time, please.  Listings, that is.  I know we can look up multiple numbers in one call, but let us find one before rattling off the next name.  We only have one computer in front of us, which means one number at a time.  And besides, our memory sucks.

More posting this weekend, seeing as I'm off for the next two days...WOOHOO.

til next time...=)

Friday, April 6, 2007


Got this from Robin, who got this from Barbara, and who knows where she got it.

1. Are you a child of the 70s, 80s, or 90s?
80s and 90s.

2. Where were you born?
The same damn place I am now...Pennsylvania.

3. What kind of home did you grow up in?
All apartments, mostly projects.  Yay.

4. Did you enjoy your childhood? was ok, but I'm glad it's over.

5. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Um...teacher...can't remember anything else.

6. What do you want to be now?
Landscape architect, psychologist, or pastry chef.

7. What was your first best friend's name?

8. Is she still your friend?

9. Can you name all the schools you ever attended?

Uh huh.  Ready?
Charles Sumner ES
Frances Willard ES
Newton-Ransom ES (for a week!)
Falwell ES
West Scranton IS
South Scranton IS
East Scranton IS
West Scranton HS

Penn State University--University Park Campus

10. Were you closer to your mom or dad as a kid?
Dad wasn't really around after the divorce...

11. What was the first record, tape or CD you remember buying?
Vanilla Ice...Ice Ice Baby, I think.

12. best age to be a parent
Late 20's.

13. Are you scared of anything?
Everything--I'm an anxiety attack waiting to happen!

14. What was your favorite class in elementary school?

15. Did you buy school lunch or bring your own?
Got school lunch for free...high school I bought my own at the store...that was when we were allowed to go out for

16. Broken any bones or had any freaky accidents as a kid?
Fell off a carousel when I was two--cried for 20 minutes, and that was it.  Chipped a bone in my elbow when I was six...playing King of the Mountain with a bunch of kids, including this 14 y/o, 200 lb kid.  Needless to say, I wasn't king (queen) that day.

17. Were you a mean kid?
Hell no--I was the one who was picked on. 

18. Favorite board game of all time?

19. Did you play house or pretend to be a super hero?
Oh yeah...played house in the woods...that was fun.  No super heroes, though.

20. Seriously, are you still just a kid at heart?
Sometimes...but every once in a while I get hit with one hell of a reality check.

til next time...=)

short lived

Well, that didn't last long...the teeth are gone.  For now, anyway.  Went back to the dentist this morning, and told him they didn't fit that good.  I mentioned I was constantly gagging on them (it's a full top plate), and they were too big (it felt like there was a load of shit in my mouth).  I told him to seriously fix them...he took them back and made a new impression.  Starting from scratch.  Which will take at least another month.  So it's back to soup for me...time to start a diet?  lol.  That's funny, since I've lost weight since I had my remaining top teeth pulled while on vacation in February.

My teeth have been a problem for me for at least the past 6 years.  It's seriously a problem, since I love to smile and laugh (and talk up a storm).  But recently, I haven't really been able to.  It's very embarrassing, being that I'm only 29 and virtually toothless (there's only 8 left)--I'm VERY self-conscious about it.  And that's why, for the most part, you don't see me have a toothy grin in pics--you can't show teeth that you don't have.  That's also why I'm glad to have the job I have--customers don't have to see me in person...I'm very friendly, and I have a nice voice (people have told me I could be a phone sex operator...lmao)...just not the looks to go with it.

Oh well...soon, I guess.

til next time...=)

Thursday, April 5, 2007

my present to me

See? time...=)


You gotta check this's Cakey, the cake from outer space.  Found it on another journal I read--Fancy Food...and Silly Stories.  It's a series on's kinda funny, and the cake is cute!  Here's the link to the first video--it's a series of four.

til next time...=)

sucky day

Today's the day to be doing this...

For God's sake, it's supposed to be spring!  It's f*#!ing SNOWING.  For Easter, they're calling for a high of 40.  What the hell?  Had to say

til next time...=)

tempt tempt tempt

Here we go...I'm tempting you...gaze at the cookies...'s more...drool over the bunnies...

The first ones were made from sheer spontaneity.  Second set, well...that was literally last minute Easter party in Bum's class (Dude's teacher sucks).  Did those  (about 4 dozen total) last night.

Today's the day...but not for another hour...YAY.

til next time...=)

Sunday, April 1, 2007

ouch...that looks painful

Couldn't come on here earlier today--had to plug in the phone line for the satellite dish receiver (forgot to plug it in when we got the new TV...and I can't find the damn DSL filter), so we could order Wrestlemania.  Had the damn receiver plugged in all afternoon...ended up ordering it online anyway.  Duh.  Anyway, I'm here watching it, and it's good...and funny too.  It looks seriously painful as well.  I'm not into wrestling that much, but Wrestlemania is the exception to the rule...after all, I want to see Trump get his head

Anyhoo, this is what I've been doing most of the day--

Oh yeah...I was bowling most of the day.

Looks just like me.  Wish I was that good at the local lanes...lmao.

4 more days!  You'll see...

til next time...