Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Cigarettes, Inception, Cashiers, etc.

The Boyfriend is finally quitting smoking! I quit over a year ago. He's been "cutting back" and "going to quit" for some time now. He did slowly but surely cut back until he was only smoking a couple times a day. It wasn't a resolution to finally quit, either. Yesterday was his smoke cigarette free day. He seems ready and determined to quit this time. So, I hope he sticks with it. I'll enjoy getting to kiss someone without the cigarette/ashtray flavor to go along with it. :D

I watched Inception last night after work. It was the first time I had seen it. I missed it in theaters. The Boyfriend rented it from Red Box. I'm not sure how I feel about it. I need to watch it again when I'm not dead tired from spending 10 hours at work on just a few hours of sleep I think. I understood it and visually, it was wonderful. I just felt indifferently about it because I was so tired while I was watching it. So, I'll watch it again and report back. It might rock my socks off or it might be yet another movie that people rave about that I just don't enjoy. We'll see. :D

I hate when you're shopping and the cashier checking you out feels a need to comment on your purchases. I had to stop by a store last night after work to get some items. The girl looked over my purchases, raised her eyebrows and said, "Looks like you've got a fun night planned for yourself" with a snide look on her face. What did I have? New insoles for my work shoes so hopefully my feet will hurt less, two new pillows (one for the guy and one for me :D), aspirin, mouthwash, oatmeal, Special K Oats & Honey cereal, granola, Gatorade, condoms and scotch tape. Really, all of that says "fun night" to you? I suppose she meant the condoms and maybe the scotch tape if she's any kind of kinky but seriously? I hate when a cashier or other store employee makes a comment like that when I'm buying stuff. When I'm at work, I don't say "Ha, looks like you plan on having horrible breath wanting extra garlic and onions in your calzone" or "Eww, you really want that drink? Gross!" None of my business and not my place to give them a hard time about anything. Sometimes, the comments don't bother me. I suppose it's what you say along with how it's said, too. Sometimes, something perfectly harmless said in a certain tone with a certain look on some one's face can go from nothing at all to something rude and/or insulting. Not that she said anything particularly horrid, it's just the way she said it and the way she was acting. My response to her was asking, "What do you mean?" to which she replied by snickering and rolling her eyes. I don't remember what I said after that but I'm sure it was sarcastic. I was more working on controlling the urge to smack her upside the head.

If you follow my Tumblr blog, you might have noticed the mass amount of food pictures I reblogged last night. Sorry about that. I was looking for something specific to post and the ran across picture after picture of sinfully delicious looking goodness. If you don't follow it, go look but don't blame me if you end up hungry for something sweet. Really, those ice cream sandwiches looked fucking awesome. I like pictures of pretty food I think because it's like art with food in a way. It's like when I bake, I don't usually even eat most of the stuff I make. I find cooking and baking to be awesome stress relief. Albeit, working 6 nights a week, I rarely get to cook anymore but I digress. My favorite part of baking is honestly the decorating part. I've been into art since I was a little kid. I love drawing and painting and decorating pretty desserts is just another way for me to be creative and create something lovely. I just need more people around to eat the pretty stuff I make since I don't favor sweets much and The Boyfriend can only eat so much, lol. I think it would be pretty awesome to own a little cafe type thing that sold coffees, teas, juices and tons of really pretty sweets.

The Stars play the Blackhawks tonight. I'll be at work but hopefully I'll be able to have the game on. If not, I can follow along with the help of my awesome hockey buddies on Twitter. :D Speaking of, this article is awesome. Go read it. That's just one of the reasons why the Stars are awesome.

Happy Wednesday!


Janie said...

Yay for giving up smoking! It's my worst pet hate and I am forever thankful that the man I kiss doesn't smoke! My mum's just moved in with someone who smokes and she stinks the whole time, it's not nice. It's hard to give up though, but I'm sending lots of positive thoughts!

Also, what the hell? She should shut up. It figures though, she didn't comment on the insoles or the aspirin. I had a woman buy two lots of lube yesterday and there was a bit of a hoo-haa about which ones were on offer - if I'd have started commenting on her preference for tingle lube I would have been totally out of line! I did want to tell her that if she hadn't tried it, some people get bad reactions to it but that would be a little inappropriate, so I kept my mouth shut and hoped for her sake she wasn't one of them!

Happy Wednesday to you too!


Florida Dom said...

Yes, smoking sucks.

And you should consider writing a letter to the store manager and tell the manager he has cashiers commenting on the purchases. That is not professional.


Joker_SATX said...

Congrats on Quitting Smoking!

As far as that Cashier is concerned I have had a similar experience where I ended up asking her what time she got off work that night. That shuts them up real quick....

GoodWill said...

I felt the same way about Inception - we watched in on Christmas with the family, and we had a few drinks before...I feel like I should have been pounding coffee and paying attention instead of sipping booze and nodding off. That being said, it was a decent movie, I understood it and visually, yes, stunning...but I wasn't blown away like it seems everyone else was. Thought it was just me, but my wife felt the same way.

Indi said...

Scotch tape? Hmm I can see why the cashier thought you'd be in for an interestin evening, but like it's got nything to do with her... I watched that film... it took me a while to figure it out.. I quit smoking for the final time 10weeks ago... I'm approaching it from another angle.. I haven't quit as such (well I have stopped smokin) but I haven't hdd one for 10 weeks.. so good luck to your fella, remember it isn't easier for him just 'cuz you've managed it.



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Spiky Zora Jones said...

Hi honey. happy new year. Hope the b/f succeeds.

hehehe...yeah sometimes a kiss will taste like a marlboro cigarette and a mint. xxx

Norma said...

I hate it too when people comment about what's in your cart.