Friday, July 29, 2011

The next nine months

The next nine months until April should be interesting.

I will be going to school full time and working...

 and somehow also trying to get to the beach! I love the beach...

Jake will be going to school during just the fall semester.  Meanwhile, he's been working a few jobs. Unfortunately/fortunately, they aren't steady money jobs.

He still makes his "calls" for the company Companion.

He is also painting walls in a retirement home. He gets paid a certain amount per room and depends on the size of the room he finishes.

He also works for Jaseboards which is a longboard company. They are local and are selling on the North Shore of Hawaii and online. Jake is the campus representative which means he gets a commission per board he sells. (Btw, we have a promo code you can use to get a rather substantial discount. It also gives us the credit for selling the product! Talk to me and I'll get you the hook up).

And last but especially not least, he is also helping another company to get vacation home owners to advertise through their site. Again, he makes a commission per house he signs. 

Ladies and gentlemen, these are no joke houses. They run from $1,000 to $5,000 a night. 

 A NIGHT! And did you count all those zeros?! 

Another perk, they have houses all over the islands and the nights they aren't booked, we get to stay in.


I'll be working my campus job. This time, I'll be paid as an Athletic Scholarship. I'm also incredibly stoked I got this job because now I can say that I have experience when I go looking for a job in the
 Real World.

So, lets hope that Fred Poop's selling abilities are a-mazing.

Maybe if he makes the dough, grad school will be in my future! (and realistically this time)

We are both graduating in April which is so cose yet so very far away.
Technically, Jake will be graduated in December but walking with me in April.

So until then, you'll know what we'll be doing!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


I like to use cups. 

I especially like for other people to use cups.

Especially when those other people are eating Oreo's and drinking milk.

I don't like measuring out that milk and finding brown floaties.

He knows this... 

So instead of getting out a cup, he tries to hide from me.


Thursday, July 7, 2011

So what did you do today?

We cleaned other peoples' houses and did their yards.

Saturday, July 2, 2011


I have had my computer on Craig's List for the past couple of weeks for $150 bucks. I'd had it for about two years and got it when I lived in Arizona, then took it with me to school in Hawaii. The description said EXACTLY....  

Works great! Just needs a new battery or to be plugged into the wall when in use. I don't need this one anymore because I got a new computer. Am selling the power cord and computer.

Then I added a few pictures because I hate it when people do not put up pictures.

Pretty self explanatory, right?

So I get a call one morning from a couple who live in Sun Valley who want to take a look at it for a gift for their grandson. Of course they're from Sun Valley...

(For my non-Nevadan residents, Sun Valley is a "city" made up of mostly trailers)

As I'm talking to the woman on the phone, she's annoyed and laughed when I told her I would meet her half way. 

"Why can't we just come to your house?"

"For privacy reasons...?" Duh.

We met up at the Walmart to make this classy transaction. She and her husband have four teeth.


She had two, and he had two. More like one and a half really.

The lady asks me. "Do you have the discs that came with it?"

"No." Again, Duh. I don't regularly travel with unnecessary crap and who even keeps those anyways?

"What about the literature? Those little booklet things..."

"Nope." Again, why would I bring that with me?

They say they want it but would I take $100 instead because they'll need to go buy a new battery, the CD's, and they booklet. Really? You are going to try and buy new discs and a booklet about the computer? 

I told her that in the description, she would see that I advertised only the computer and power cord and the battery needed to be replaced. Her response....?

"I guess I didn't read that part." 

That PART? It was all that it said.

"Nope. But I'll do $125."

"No. $100."

Freaking white trash rednecks that can't read what, four sentences?!


As I drove away, I was disgusted at myself for being such a pushover! When did this happen? I have never ever shnever been this way. I should have held my price and even walked back to the car calling their bluff because I know they would have shelled out another $25. And even if they didn'tI had two other interested buyers.

Oh well.

Maybe they'll use the extra money to get their teeth fixed.

But probably not...