Wednesday, June 17, 2009

My lunch with Guns 'n' Roses

Sort of.

No, I didn't win a contest. And no it isn't officially Guns 'n' Roses. And we didn't exactly eat lunch together.

My roommate and I went to Cracker Barrel in Springville this weekend for lunch and were waiting for our meals when I noticed a blue tour bus pull up outside. A 80's-esque rocker dude with long, curly brown hair descended from the bus, came inside for a moment and then went back out to confer with peps still waiting on the bus. After a few minutes there was a mass exodus of 15-20 people in black leather, black t's and jeans from said bus and into the restaurant where they were ushered to seats just across the restaurant.

They looked like 10 miles of extremely bad road. Laughing and joking they appeared to have a good time but you could see some serious mileage on their faces.

Apparently the "good life" of being a rocker isn't as good as it sounds.

We finished our lunches and headed out but not before asking our waitress who the band was.

'Guns and Roses' she replied.

Hmmmmmm. I didn't think they were together, even with that "Chinese Democracy" album they tossed out onto the public this year. My roommie teased me that I should go up and ask to take their picture but I declined. I am not a GNR fan and can't stand that screaming crap that Axl Rose thinks is singing.

Turns out it wasn't even really GNR...the drummer Steven Adler was kicked out in the 90's for his drug problems (no I didn't know this...I had to look it up online). He formed a band called Adler's Appetite and got some of the old band members together. Apparently they are on tour performing the entire "Appetite for Destruction" album but I have no idea who is screaming the lyrics now.

Hmmmm.......still, I can honestly say I had lunch with rock stars. Even if it was from a distance.

Besides, a few of them looked like they would bite.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Update from a very tired girl....

Well I never thought that my past experience working for WalMart would have given me "mad skillz" but they have been put to the test the last week.

For those who don't know; my employer found us a new office just around the bend where we have a much larger warehouse (which we needed), room for a storefront and additional office space for the second owner and the part-time accountant.

Setting up the shelving fell on me earlier this week.

We've been moving things slowly with my car and the boss' truck but today we rented a moving van with a lift gate, busted ass and cleaned out the old office/warehouse and moved everything to the new location. I kept giving advice on the best way to utilize the pallet jack since the lift gate wasn't exactly wide enough for some of the pallets. Dan finally started laughing about what a "show off" I was...but admitted I knew how to get around the problems.

As for me...I am so glad that we've gotten everything out of the office. I am just so tired. Last week I put in around 50 hours and this week I am already at 30 hours. I have been running all over the place trying to move junk, set up the new office, answer phones, run packages to the UPS store to ship, pack pack pack and figure out the new warehouse layout. Layout that didn't work since we were moving stuff so fast today that pallets were parked all over the warehouse and in no particular order. sigh. The rest of this week will be organizing that mess and bringing product into the store to fill the shelves.

I just found out that tomorrow I have to be at the tabernacle by 4:30 for graduation. I'll have to eave work early so I can pick up my cap and gown on the way. As tired as I am right now I am getting so excited for tomorrow. Yeah! Graduation! Of course I still have another 16 months to go before I am done with school (I just HAD to decide to go for the Bachelor's degree).

Its only 9:30 but I am heading off to bed...last night I didn't sleep much because my brain wouldn't shut off and kept worrying about the move.

Stupid brain. Like staying awake worrying about it accomplished anything!

Monday, June 1, 2009

It's Online!!!!

Click here for the trailer to the new Twilight movie "New Moon", in theaters this November.