Monday, November 15, 2010

Best Laid Plans


This weekend serves as an example that even when your plans get screwed up you can still end up having a great time.

Friday I worked.  Okay, that's not much fun.  But I worked with Amy who I am quickly growing to really like.  She's a book nerd like me so we basically talk about books we love.  So it's nice!

The reason my plans got screwed up is because my Best Buy orientation got moved from Thursday to Saturday.  Saturday was when I was supposed to be hosting the MN/WI Blog Get Together (if you're from the Twins Cities area OR don't mind driving and you'd like to be invited to future get together please email me).  Well, the get together was supposed to be at 1 and the orientation was supposed to go till 3 so... that got messed up.

In reality Sara still drove down EVER THOUGH it snowed like crazy and the roads were horrid.  That is true friendship dedication right there.

I had my orientation, which went well although my head is spinning with how much there is to learn!  And with Black Friday creeping up very quickly I'm hoping I don't totally crash and burn!

Sara showed up a little while after I did Saturday evening.  We ran to the grocery store for junk food - Crunch 'n Munch (I have a severe addiction right now), Cheesz Its, spice drops and Fun Dip.  We ordered pizza and sat down to watch the 3rd and 4th Harry Potter movies.  Now, I was as shocked as anyone to find out that Sara has only seen the first two movies and has not read a single one of the books.  I warned her that that was enough to ruin our friendship right there.  She's assured me she'll read the books.  She better.  Or else.

Sunday we got some sad news about Sara's cat Lenny.  You can head on over to her blog to read about it.  I caution you, though, it'll probably make you cry.

Nonetheless Sara and I headed to the Mall of America to meet up with Amy and Anna.  I have to say I'm getting rather addicted to meeting people through blogs.  I mean, is there really anyone cooler than a blogger?  Anyway, we walked through the whole mall, visited our favorites stores and spent a lot of the time judging people (I mean for real, do you need to dress like a hooker to go shopping at the mall?).  By the end of it I was exhausted but I had so so so much fun.  And I'm hoping we can make getting together a more regular thing.  I've missed having girl friends.  Anyway, I'll have pics to show you all on Wednesday!

After the mall I had to head to Maurices for our holiday meeting.  That was... eh.  I have some problems with my schedule so I'm a bit frustrated about that.  But hopefully it'll get worked out.

Today I am hanging out at Dunn Bros. while Monte gets a much needed haircut.  Hopefully I can get some blogging done and some NaNo done! 

Happy Monday all!

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43 wonderful thoughts:

Tucker

What a great weekend! Glad you had a blast. I'm so wanting to meet other bloggers too. And YES - no one is as cool as bloggers (:

xoxox

Ang

sorry I didn't make it out yesterday - many factors (like being too sore to move from shoveling on Sat.) played a role.
Hopefully we can plan something for after the holiday's - I sure would like to hang out again!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely

busy weekend, plans always work with friends around
have a great week xoxo

Diana Mieczan

Sounds like a fun and busy weekend,sweetie
Have a great Monday
Muah

The Favour Shoppe

sounds like you had a great weekend!...I worked...ALL weekend...sigh

Holley

yay great weekend!
I worked at best buy for 3 years... if my job had've transferred when i moved i would probably still be there- I loved it! The great thing is that on Black Friday they are so organized, they have it down to a science. it was always a fun day to work and although I would usually work a 14 hour day it felt like a normal shift because of how fast it went by!

Emily Jane

Woot for a great weekend! As if your friend hadn't read the Harry Potter books!! :)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO

Totally jealous of your blogger meet ups!! I wanna come!!

Ashley Hasty

Sounds like a fabulous weekend!

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Smart Ass Sara

I need a bumper sticker that says, "That's right- I'm the asshole doing 30mph in a snow storm on Hwy 35. Honk & Wave!". That was seriously an experience. LOL. But it was worth it! And you better lock your doors because I might steal Monte. He'd totally go with me if I bring CheezIts...

Krystal

Oh my gosh, hanging out with other bloggers at a mall would be a riot with some of these people!

Jessie Szmanda

Ohh I so hope I can go next time. I can't wait to start meeting people from the blogging world too!

lifeofadoctorswife

Sounds like a crazy busy weekend! Hopefully all your holiday scheduling will get worked out.

And I totally giggled at your hooker-at-the-mall comment. What is WITH some people?

Teenage Bride

eeeek Mall of America I am soooo jealous!

Stacey

Sounds like you had a fab weekend! I need to meet up with some of my virtual friends(bloggers) too:-). Happy Monday. XX

Jude

Even though things didn't go quite as planned (do they ever? :)), sounds like you had a terrific, fun weekend! Hope some of those good vibes continue through the week!

Nikki

Phew, I'm tired just reading about your weekend. I hope her cat is okay, I'm too scared to go over and read it and cry at work.

Stephany

What a fun weekend! I wish more bloggers lived around me so I could have some meet-ups but maybe one day! :)

la petite coquine

Reading that made me giggle out loud-I love hating on strangers in public places, and bloggers would be perfect to do it with!

Dancing Branflake

Your weekends are always so packed! I hope your schedule gets straightened out!

Rachel

it sounds like such a fun weekend!

I watched three harry potter movies this weekend too :) sounds like a blast!

Connie @ SogniESorrisi

Sounds like a great weekend.

I have to admit, though, that I haven't read or watched any of the Harry Potters.

The Blonde Duck

You would not believe how much damage I can do to a box of cheese its.

Amber Blue Bird

i am so jealous that you live close to other bloggers, i wish i had some bloggie friends to meet up with :(

amylou

Gosh I wish I lived closer so I could be a book nerd with you! sounds like a fun time!

Pop Champagne

sounds like you had a great weekend with friends. I didn't know you work at best buy! I love going there and touch random things haha

Erika Grover

Ahhh snow, acutal 4 seasons...what's that like anyways? lol

Sounds like a fun weekend! Good luck for Black Friday, eeek.

I am luvin meeting/making new blogger friends also...staying tuned for the photos!
Happy Monday...bleh

Erika Grover

actual*...glad I can spell

my name is lauren.

Glad your weekend turned around and ended up being a good one!

xo
Lauren

kelli g. { bug miscellany }

sounds like fun!

eegads, i can't believe black friday is coming up. i'll be sending you lots of good thoughts. i remember how tiring that day can be to work. :)

Hutch

She MUST read the HP books! I've already got my tickets for Saturday at the IMAX :)

Becca.

sounds like you had a really fun weekend!!!

thankyou for the comment on my blog:)
XOXO, BECCA
www.fashion-train.co.uk

Kimbirdy

aw, sounds like a great blogger meetup! a large part of my family lives in hudson, wi, so next time i go to visit, i'm looking you up! :)

Kristy

You sound busy! How are you fitting in nano too!

Meghan

Aww! I love that you were able to meet up with some lovely blogger ladies! It sounds like everything worked out in the end!

And good luck with Best Buy! Do you get a discount???

Jessica

I've never been to Mall of America and if I lived closer, I'd come meet you guys in a heartbeat. And to answer you, no, there is no one cooler than a blogger or Harry Potter. :D

Terin

Can never go wrong with shopping. And I've considered meeting some of my blog friends, but I haven't gotten around to that yet.

kelly ann

i really hope i get to meet some fellow bloggers in the near future, it sounds so wonderful!

kallaydoscope.com

Fun!! She definitely needs to read Harry Potter though.

I'm glad you had a great weekend. I miss having girl friends around, too. Living in a small town with not so nice people makes it hard to find friends. Also, my hubs is addicted to Crunch 'n Munch , too. Thank you, Target, for putting it in the $1 section!

Poor kitty. :(

Chelsea Lane

love MOA! I do not want to cry, therefore I cannot click the kitty link! cute blog :)

xoxo

Kristin

So glad you had such a fabulous meet up. Since losing my fur baby is still fresh I can't click over, but Sara will be in my prayers!

Signe

Sounds like a nice weekend but I am so sorry about Lenny :(

OceanDreams

Glad you had a nice weekend girl, and yay for bloggy get togethers!