Monday, February 18, 2008

New Friends!

I just love making new friends! I have this way awesome client that has now become an official friend. There is a difference between clients and friends - I love all my clients because they are loyal, generous and just plain fun. But our relationship doesn't ever leave the salon environment. So basically I only see them when they need a haircut and only hear about things going on in there lives - after the fact. However, there are a great few of my clients that have upgraded our relationship to friends! I see/talk/text them outside of my work place and our conversations reach a whole new level! I actually get to find out their hobbies, likes/dislikes, family history and so much more. Its much better than salon know like; the weather, recent movies, books...lame, non-personal stuff. To actually learn about their life and how they got to where they are today is so rewarding. My new friend Alex is way cool!! I've been cutting his hair for, wow, like over a year I think?? And I have met his amazing fiance, Hailee. They are getting married on March 1st and I'm lucky enough to get to do her hair and makeup!!! Since I was called for that duty, we have seen each other so much recently. That is where our relationship progressed! I got the chance to introduce them to Joe yesterday. (Alex is a gamer as well, so you can only imagine the sparks that flew) They'll probably get together sometime in the near future and "WOW" it up or something of the gaming sort.

I'm just so excited for new friends. Hopefully we'll get a double date together at some point. I know Joe and I will both be attending the wedding...I, of course, will already be there but Joe told me he wants to tag along. It will be lots of fun and when they get back from the honeymoon we're going to have "Casserole Thursday!" Its already in the works!! Hee hee. Yeah for friends!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

Today was supposed to be an ordinary Thursday. I work nights (til 9) and Joe has game night with "the boys." So since its technically "Valentine's Day," I didn't expect anything different. Joe and I had talked about celebrating over the weekend instead, because we'd actually have a night out together. Well, today wasn't an ordinary Thursday. Joe asked to have a late morning at work, so we could sleep in together - our favorite thing. He woke me up at 10:00 and said he was going to shower and go to work...and about 25 minutes later, he woke me up again, with breakfast-in-bed!!! I haven't had breakfast-in-bed for such a long time; it was perfect. He made my favorite - eggs-n-toast. (He cuts the center of a piece of bread and cooks the egg in the hole...its a childhood favorite!)

Unfortunately, shortly after breakfast, he really did have to get up and go to work. But I got up with him and we left the house at the same time. It was a wonderful morning.

Work was slow - mainly because of the weather & the holiday. I told my co-worker, Aaron, since we worked the night shift together, we should be each others Valentine's. Well he took it seriously and bought me a card and cinnamon bears. (You can always win me over with food!!) And then we went to dinner after we closed up. It was an amazing day. Doted upon by two fabulous guys...couldn't ask for anything more. Aaron, I hope next year you have a valentine of your own. He'll be a lucky guy!! :)

Now I'm about ready to go to bed and Joe is telling me, he put in my favorite "romance" movie that we'll fall asleep to. (It's The American President, by the way.) Something about that movie just makes me want to fall in love all over again. Joe is my President Shepard.

Well good night friends - and I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day. Hope you spent it with someone special. Love to all - ERICA

Monday, February 11, 2008

Random-Disney-Movie Day!

Joe and I are obsessed with Disney movies. Mostly the ones we remember from our childhood. However our parents own the ones we would watch over and over again when we were little and now that we are adults, we have made it our goal to own the entire Disney movie collection. (all the feature films; both animation and live action and all the shorts.) There are so many of them and they continue to make more, so we've got our work cut out for us. We've come up with "random-disney-movie day," (RDM day). We pick out a "date night", we grab our Disney encyclopedia and head to F.Y.E. Once there, we search the Disney section for the oldest movie, we don't already own. (The one who finds the oldest movie, also decides what snacks we munch on while we watch it!)

The Disney encyclopedia, has an index that list all the movies and the year it was released. What a great find that book was! Its just a fun way to start a "date night" and we have a great time trying to guess which movie is older.

I had yesterday off, so we made it a RDM day!! I started out the race with a Davy Crockett collection of films, all released in the 1960's...but Joe soon challenged me with Dumbo. One of the top 10 oldest animations, released in 1951. I thought I had been defeated...however after 15 minutes of "never give-up" searching, I found Alice in Wonderland, released in 1941!!! Yeah, I won!! (By the way, we ate peanut butter M&M's and kettle-corn popcorn. The ultimate prize!)

We've been doing RDM day for about 8 months and we've increased our collections quite a bit. Of course once we find the oldest movie in the section, we still browse for some of our favorites and if its a good deal, we pick that movie up as well. Some of our favorite finds are: Pete's Dragon, The Absent-minded Professor, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, Aristocats and many others. **We also pick up the ones that we know will head back into the Disney vault shortly.**

RMD days are my favorite. Just thought you should know!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

I'm a blogger!!!

We have finally hopped on the bandwagon! Its been very interesting to find out how many people we know are on blogspot. Please add us to your list! I don't know how often we'll write...but we'll keep you updated if something major comes up!