long time…

Christmas is here! …according to the retail calendar that is. With this being my 7th Christmas at Chapters, I’m pretty much immune to the excitement of the Xmas rush. Yet, a very small part of me finds it difficult to even imagine a retail-less Christmas.

I’m about a week behind, but please allow me to introduce our new kiosks…

They’re actually quite nice. I love the look of the built-in keyboard but absolutely hate using it because it’s so flat; it’s definitely going to take some getting used to. The design of the kiosk is alright, and I can appreciate the implementation of a built-in scanner under the monitor (for employee use only) and the built-in printer. The sensitivity of the touch screen could use a bit of work though.

Vanesa came to visit me at work downtown on Wednesday. It was her first time at the store since I started working there two and a half years ago. She modeled for those funky readers we sell. I hope she doesn’t kill me for putting up that photo lol

I foresee a very stressful month coming up; assignments, tests, and finals to study for. I must remember to keep sane ;)

my dilemma

I knew my iPod was sick when it would frequently freeze and this little iPod with a sad face would appear on the screen. When it was pretty much certified, I knew it was time for a new iPod. Weeks turned into months, and months turned into a year. Can you believe I am still without a new iPod?!

It’s a difficult decision. For starters, I need at least 16GB. It should also fit comfortably in my hand. The nano is pretty ideal considering it’s also cheap, but I like that the touch has wireless access (which would be very convenient for me). The only thing I don’t like about it is the fact that it’s big. Ugh~

So who said size doesn’t matter?

long weekend that was TOO long

You can’t deny being a workaholic when you get three wonderful days off and all you want at the end of it is to go back to work :p

Last week was pretty brutal when I experienced another episode of bad stomach pains. Luckily my mom was still up at 1am that night when I came scrambling out of my room in pain. All I can remember was my continuous chant about having to wake up at 6:30 in the morning to open the store downtown and that I had to get some sleep. I knew I couldn’t call in sick because everyone was off for the Jewish holiday and my only other co-worker who could work was already going to be working the afternoon shift. My mom ended up rubbing my stomach until I fell asleep at almost 4am. Needless to say, I was not in very good shape when I got to work that morning. Don’t ask me how I managed to survive work that day and still made it to class in the evening to write my test.

To be completely honest, I do worry about my health. I’ve been abusing my health by not eating regularly and that has already caused upsets in my digestion and intestines. With the increase of stress that I’ve placed upon myself, it really makes a bad combination for someone who is always trying to do one too many things and never putting herself as priority. Constantly worrying about every minor thing only makes things worse; I can almost feel my intestines tightening. If this persists, I may just develop stomach ulcers. At worse, it could eventually lead to cancer. And so I worry, because it’s going to take a lot for me to make a change. I don’t even know where to start.