Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Poster time

At work all of the branches in North America are having a 'Best Looking Store' contest. I was pretty excited to enter into this contest, even before our District and Regional managers made it manditory, but the deadline is this weekend, and it's taking way too much time! We have a brand new store here in Owen Sound, which means things are pretty organized, and it's a very nice looking store as well. You'd think that would make entering the contest easy.... Well, I've been working my butt off trying to make sure banners are hung up, displays are neat and tidy, and that we have a special sales display set up. I spent an extra three hours at work last night. Tonight, my evening will consist of making posters, Sale! signs, and a 'One Year Anniversary Giveaway' sales flyer. I have no idea why I'm putting so much effort into it. Joey says to just take the pictures and not worry about it! :P I hope we win....or at least come in the top numbers. There are over 2,000 branches in North America, which makes for tough competition.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Brief update

Summer was a busy one! I'm not sure where the time went, but it is gone. Crystal and I managed to go on a two week road trip to visit the East coast. It was a grand time! A LOT of driving though...we put over 8,000kms on her car. We left from Kitchener and drove the first day to St. Andrew's, NB. After touring NB for a few days, we headed on to PEI. We didn't spend a whole lot of time there before venturing on to NS. There was a lot to see there, and we stuck around for a few days and were able to visit Lucas for a little while, which was wonderful. From there we did the Cabot trail then made our way to the ferry to take us to NL! That province was an adventure in itself! We didn't go to Labrador due to a lack of time. We spent most of our time driving but the scenery was just amazing...and we got to see icebergs!!! Just two, off in the distance, but we weren't supposed to see any at that time of year. Getting the ferry back was kinda scary because there had been a bomb threat the previous weekend, which backed everything up and we almost didn't get on! Thankfully we did though, and the drive back was pretty much uneventful. We were exhausted, but it was a good trip.

I'm not sure what else happaned in the summer....I've been in Owen Sound, still living with friends of the family and I'm currently looking for an apartment. As of yet, I have still not spent a weekend in Owen Sound. I mostly go back home to Barrie.

My sister was just married this past weekend. The wedding went well and it was good to see a lot of family again that I don't get to see very often.

Work is still going well. They're sending me away for training in October for two weeks! I'm somewhat excited about that. Not so excited about the partying that will be going on around me though.

That's pretty much all I've got to say for right now. My birthday is in three weeks. I'll be 23....kinda weird really. I used to think I'd be married by the time I was this age. Oh well, I think I'm glad I'm not married yet, and that there's no prospects or any chance of me getting married soon...relationships are overrated. :P