sailorzeo: (billy)

Sometimes I think I have way too much internal snark to effectively promote my shop.  For instance, I’m currently trying to raise interest in the jellybean lip balms.  I have them advertised as “seasonal limited editions.”  “Only 10 sets available!” I keep advertising.

I’m so tempted to add on, “If you’re all trying to be polite and make sure everyone else who wants one gets one, stop!  Be selfish! Buy now!”

At least the two people who were excited for them bought theirs the day they went live (Jessica actually bought the Spice ones while I was working on the Fruit listing!).  Because seriously, if even they hadn't bought them, I'd be a lot more upset than I am.

(Plus I decided to keep a set of each for myself, because I didn't make overs of all the flavors, and I really liked that black licorice flavor)

sailorzeo: (Default)
Things I have to remember now:
Edys is Dreyers.
Hellmans is Best Foods.
Hardees is Carl's Jr.
Krogers is Fry's Food.

The last one is a bit of a stretch; they're owned by the same parent company, but they're not the same store (well, they're both grocery stores).

Things I'm noticing here:
Gas is a little more expensive.
Milk is a LOT cheaper.
Produce can go either way, depending on where you go.
There are a lot more "variety meats" in the markets (again, depending on where you go. We went to Food City and saw, among other things, beef lips and pork snouts).

Phoenix got a dusting of snow last night. Not the area I'm in, but they said there was snow as far south as Tuscon.

The air mattress we've been using until we get the house in order and can get our "real" mattress has a leak somewhere. It's only been what, two and a half weeks? So we're going to try to exchange it. We got it at WalMart, and still have the receipt, so it should be okay. Another night of ending up on the floor is not for me.

Work's going okay; I'm trying a new route there and back today since the morning shifts, taking the freeway, dump me in "rush" hour in and out. I can take a 40-minute commute. I can't take an hour and a half or more sitting in gridlock.

Painting is going well, if slowly. Kitchen's done. Hallway will be finished today (Matt worked on it Saturday and is finishing doors and second coat today). I'll try to work on the guest room Wednesday when I'm off. But then, I've been saying that for a while.

We still have no idea what we want to do in our room. We went to Ikea yesterday (good breakfast) and found ideas for a couch and for a bed for the guest room. Also finally got the digital food scale and remote probe meat thermometer we've been wanting. Spent about three hours there, which is about what we'd planned for.

And now I have to go to work again. Sigh. Once again, it isn't the work itself I mind, it's the "going to" part. I like the new store, but some days, I wish I'd taken the quieter, less-busy store that was CLOSER. At least my license is legal again. And it's the last license I'll have to get for a long time. AZ licenses are good until you're 65. Need to update the picture every 12 years.

And I'm still getting the hang of the on-peak/off-peak hours thing with the electricity. It costs more to run things like the washer/dryer, dishwasher, etc, from 5am to 9 am, and again from 5 pm to 9 pm (at least in winter, it changes in summer). So that means if it's my day off and I'm planning to do laundry, I have to wait until after 9 am. And I have to wait to start the dishwasher until after 9 pm. I'll get used to it eventually.

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