Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Some small stuff

Friday, September 17, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Stamp sets sale for Ethan's Rodeo

Alicia is selling stamp sets to help raise money for neuroblastoma research, specifically NB Alliance. Read more here (including about her son Ethan whom died in June 2009 from neuroblastoma cancer.

NB Alliance

Boosting the signal would be greatly appreciated.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Sigh, tonight at work

R (co-worker at retail) really has some issues.

Last Thursday she forgot to change the date on the RF unit and so it was showing the sale sign information for that day instead of the next day. She scanned menswear, then remarked to me that none of her sale signs changed. I asked her if she had changed the date to tomorrow's date. R said... "Oh... s***!" Thankfully she only had a small portion of menswear so it wasn't too bad.

Today when we started I reminded her about changing the date on the walkies we use at work.



She left up the expired sale signs on what she scanned today. I asked P (store supervisor) if he heard me remind her. He said he did. Good. I reminded her so that this in no way my fault that the newbie screwed up again.

Oh and P and R had this little exchange...

R, going past P: "How are you today, B."
P was busy looking down at her RF and didn't reply. So R asks her again.
P looks up and responds. "I wouldn't know how B is doing."
R; "Why wouldn't you know how you are doing?"
P, "I'm not B."
R "Well, then who are you today?"
P, "Same person everyday; I'm P."
R, "Oh...."

I find that with R, you have to break stuff down as into as simple bits as possible. Showing her works sometimes. And a *lot* of times she gives you this blank look when you are explaining something to her. She'll say "Okay" when you ask her if she got it. Then later you find out she didn't understand what you were trying to tell her. If you don't understand me, let me know, dagnabbit!

J (our new supervisor) said whatever she's on, he wants some. lol!

The darned thing is that one of the supervisors really likes her and when we've complained about R having problems doing the job, she will get after us and remind us that Ad Set is a team and we have to help each other. But we spend an hour or more fixing her mistakes.

Sigh... I'm frustrated... I want a new job.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Afghanistan Unveiled


by Brigitte Brault and AINA

Filmed by the first-ever team of women video journalists trained in Afghanistan, this uncompromising film reveals the effects on Afghan women of the Taliban's repressive rule and of the U.S.-sponsored bombing campaign. Leaving Kabul for the first time and traveling to rural regions of the country, the filmmakers present footage of women whose lives have been decimated by recent events.

And another link

*edited because my brain had teh dumb for a bit*

And another great short

The groundbreaking public radio project StoryCorps will enter into the world of television for the first time with a series of animated shorts that will air on POV later this summer. Q&A is a three-minute film featuring the audio recording of Joshua Littman, a 12-year-old boy with Asperger's syndrome, interviewing his mother, Sarah. Joshua's unique questions and Sarah's loving, unguarded answers reveal a beautiful relationship that reminds us of the best — and the most challenging — parts of being a mother.

Great little short

This was a great animated short.
Germans in the Woods
Joseph Robertson was an infantryman in the U.S. Army during World War II, and he fought in the Battle of the Bulge. The stark black and white images in this short haunt the viewer — just as Robertson is haunted still by his memories of that battle.

Go watch. It's wonderful.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

These folks went painting

in the snow and cold in the mountains! As a native Texan, heat really doesn't bother me. But I'm impressed by their painting in the cold.

Go check out the link and view the pictures. Aren't the mountains pretty?