– I have a nickname at work! I am Cranberry Jill. Let me explain. Remember when I blogged about how a coworker called me “green bean” because I wore green that day? Now you do, cuz I just recapped for ya! Ha! Anyway, I have a cranberry-colored Winter coat. I love that thing. And now I have a cranberry-colored scarf to match. So the first time my coworker saw me with that coat, she thought for a moment and then said, “Hey Cranberry!” So then about a week later I had left a message for one of our vendors, left my name (not Jill) and to call me back. A guy called me and asked, “Is this Jill?” He was actually looking for me, he was our vendor. But apparently someone else played back the message and got “Jill” from “Tara”. Happens all the time. I told my coworker because I was easily amused, and she started calling me “Cranberry Jill”. We giggle about that name, because it kind of sounds like something a prostitute might name herself. But still, I am Cranberry Jill.
– A student, M, came in today to tell me she had good news and bad news. She was being kicked out of her relative’s place, but had found a place for herself and also a job. She said her relative was always insulting her, so I told her that it was a good thing she was moving out, because she doesn’t need that kind of aggravation. The two of us have had quite an experience meeting each other. When I first met her, we started off on the wrong foot. She wanted resume assistance, yet she completely rejected all of my ideas and the edits I made. But she didn’t exactly tell me right off the bat. She told one of my coworkers from a completely different department, but not me. She and her friend went to class, then I went to lunch. When I came back, the resume I helped fix for her was wedged in between my door and the door handle, and she had left a note saying she disapproved of my adjustments. Eventually that was all patched up and she was much nicer and we could talk to each other. She calls me Ms. Tara now.
– Last night after cleaning up the kitchen I brought out the new soap supplies I bought at the craft store (the blocks of soap were on sale, whoop, whoop!) last weekend, played my Brian Regan CD and had lots of fun making various shapes of soap. Here’s what they look like now: