Friday, January 18, 2013
1. Book or movie and why?
I am hoping that by writing this someone can help me to better understand this whole "no public restrooms."
The other day, my mother was at a quilting store where she had spent a fair amount of money. My father was with her and was brother who is disabled was with them but decided he wanted to stay in the car as he was tired from bowling. When my dad went to go check on my brother he had to go to the bathroom. A few years ago, my brother was diagnosed with colon cancer and has a history of bathroom accidents. So rather than try hold it until they got home my dad took my brother into the quilting store and to the back where the sign said restrooms. As they headed in, the owner started hollering at my father that there was not any public restrooms and they could not use the restroom. My dad explained to her that my brother was disabled. She still refused to allow my brother to use the restroom and apparently her and my father got into a huge argument (which is kind of common). I told my mother its a good thing I was not there because I would have had my brother shit on the floor in the middle of her store.
My mom was scheduled to take a quilting class at a later date and my dad told her she needed to cancel it after this incident. When my mom called to cancel the class she talked to the owner (the same woman who refused to allow my brother to use the restroom). The owner apologized to my mother stating that she did not realize that my father and brother were with her and that they were actual customers. And that she has a disabled son so she would have never denied a disabled customer to use the restroom.
So, hopefully someone can help me understand. What is the point of not allowing customers to use your restroom in your place of business? Because people leave a mess? Okay, so who's to say that just because I buy something in your store I am not going to make a big mess? Also, don't you have employees who get paid? Or better yet if you are so worried about it, get an outside janitorial service. I just don't get it. To me, it just seems so ANTI-customer. Believe me, if I was in a store and looking around ready to buy something and asked for a restroom and they told me they didn't have a public restroom, I would put my stuff down and walk out. What happened to customer friendly places of business these days? Everyone seems to be so concerned about themselves.
At what point does someone not qualify as part of the public, which makes them eligible to use the restroom?
I can't tell my mom what to do, but I am really hoping that she finds another store to buy her quilting material and take classes at. Because whether he was paying or not, she refused to allow my brother to use her restroom, simply because she didn't think he was a paying customer. She admitted she knew her was handicap, but she said unless he was a paying customer she wouldn't have allowed him. In the end she denied him from using the restroom. If I was home, I think I would personally go and take a nice squat in front of her store everyday!!!
Friday, January 11, 2013
All my life I have been tiny and athletic. I have always had an awesome metabolism and could eat anything I wanted. And I sure did. I drink Mt. Dew like I need it to survive and Starbucks is something I have convinced myself that my body needs. Well, I hit 30 and got pregnant. I am not so tiny anymore. While my son is not even 8 weeks yet, I am not happy with where my body is at. But whos fault is that? Mine. I have been off work for almost 8 weeks and I have been to the gym about 4 times, ran 2 or three times and did a workout in my house 3 or so times. But now it is time to get serious! I refuse to wear a one piece swimming suit, I dont like dealing with the ultimate wedgey that they give you!
Everyone talks about insanity and how it works wonders!! I have decided to give it a try!! And I am gonna bring you along with me on my journey. Although you don't have to break a sweat!
Today was my first day, and it was the day of the fitness test!!! I was sweating in the warmup!!! But overall I did pretty good. I drank 3 whole bottles of water while doing the 25 minute workout and I still feel like I am going to die. Good thing I am on leave because I need a nap! But I am excited and I am eating healthy and trying to cut out Starbucks!!! After my nap I plan on taking the stroller and going for a little run. I have included my photos from today and I will continue to post pictures to show my progress!
So, I have shared what I am doing to get.back down in weight. What is the craziest thing you have ever done to lose weight?
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Thursday, June 23, 2011
Okay, let me start with while I I appreciate every branch of the military and what they do for our country, I am a little annoyed with the Air Force right now. No, I am not jealous of the leisures they have, I just do not understand it. I see all these females come in the USO at that I am stuck at, they have their shorts rolled super high, their hair in pony tails and they have enough makeup on to be in a broadway show. Oh yes and lets not forget, they are wearing earrings. I must say that I am glad that these Army has not adopted these rules or this relaxed style. To me, it looks completely unprofessional. We are Soldiers, or as they call theirselves, Airmen. I did not come to Iraq to find me a boyfriend or to find me someone to play around with. I did not even bring makeup with me. I why just really wonder why the Air Force decided it needed its females to look like females. I mean come on. In war, there is no such thing as gender. We are all Soldiers!
Here is the other reason I am on the Air Force kick right now. Being stuck at the USO/passenger terminal for the last couple days, I have been pretty bored. Although I have tried to take advantage of the time and catch up on my school work, continue eating right and last night I finally found the gym so I decided to work out. Well it is a TINY gym with 4 treadmills, two bikes and about 3 other machines. Well there was an air force female in there running. I have not worked out in a while but I started out on the treadmill. I ran one mile at a pretty good pace to start out, I was then headed to the bike. When I went to step off the treadmill, the Air Force female said to me, "really, that is all you got, I thought you Army people are supposed to be all Hooah Hooah." I just kind of looked at her shook my head and walked over to the bike, which I rode for 7 miles. In the middle of me biking, the Air Force female finished her slow pace run and was about to exit the building when she then said to me, "I thought the Army was all about running?" I once again, gave her this look like "really?" And I replied to her, "I don't know what you are out to prove, but I am not here to compete with you, I simply came to work out, so if you don't mind, I am going to continue my workout." Really deep inside I wanted to say to her, "look her you dumb bitch, if you really want to see who is stronger we can. But the mature side of me kicked in and said just blow her off. Little did she know that after that 7miles on the bike I went back and ran another mile on the treadmill. But I hate that the branches of the Armed Forces are out to compete with each other. We are all on the same team. We all have the same mission! Okay enough about that.
With all this talk of Obama pulling all these troops out of Afghanistan, does that mean that he is still going to make sure that all troops are pulled out of Iraq by Dec 31, 2011? It would be nice to know when I was coming home. I love my job, I love my country and I love serving my country. But the not knowing of when I am coming home, is annoying!! I don't mind staying if that is what is decided but damn, stop making us wait to find out. Just tell us what is going on and when we are going home.
I am currently stuck at Joint Base Balad in some part of Iraq. What doesn't make sense to me, is how they fly me here, knowing this is not my final destination, when there are no flights scheduled to my destination for several days? Why wouldn't they have flown me to one of the other bases in Iraq that fly to my destination more often? Doesn't that make sense? Come on Air Force, that would make sense!!!
I have so much I want to do when I get back...obviously I want to see my friends and family. But I would really like to get out to Mass to see the boys I used to nanny for and my friend Montana. It has been way too long. The boys I nannied for are all growing up so fast. The first set of boys that I nannied for in Mass, the Falzarano boys are all growing into young men. The middle second oldest just graduated High School the other day and he was like 10 when I nannied for him. It is crazy to me.
Sorry my thoughts have been really random today! I don't really have one thought on my mind today! But I might come back in a few and write another one.
But for now, that is all. Thanks for reading!