Friday, June 24, 2011


So yesterday I saw on, which is a fabulous website by the way, that the call center place called Convergys was hiring. Naturally, as a person looking for a job, I applied. Last night I got an email from them with some assessments they wanted me to take and also a typing test. Dude, I totally typed that thing's face off. Anyway, it all went well and I finished the assessments.
This morning I got a call from a man by the name of Richard who works at Convergys. And he wanted to set up a phone interview for this afternoon. I said yes. And had my interview at 3:50 pm. Woot. We chatted, he asked me about my schedule and about myself and I rocked. Half an hour from the beginning of our conversation and him asking me all sorts of interview-ish questions he offered me a job. And I said yes.
And that is the story of how I got a job in two days. :) So here's a little bit about Convergys. It is located behind Lee's Marketplace in Logan. And it is a call center, as I mentioned earlier. So I get to be one of the people like those in this here picture. Yes, yes I do. And I'm gonna be the best phone answering person EVER. So Convergys has some basic goals and values within the company. The main goal is to have a strong relationship with the customers and to help them fix problems. The Convergys here in Logan works with Comcast, so I can help people with their tv problems. Woot! Quote from their website: "Convergys has approximately 70,000 employees in 67 customer contact centers and other facilities in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, and our global headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio." That's a lot of employees. And now I am one of them! Party. I think mostly I am excited to have a job so I can start making money for Ross's school. Woot!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Woes of a Retainer

So I have a permanent retainer on the bottom row of my teeth connected to my canines then running across the back of my incisors. I also have one on the top of my mouth. This one is connected to all four of my top incisors. When I went to the dentist last month, the dentist told me that the top retainer was broken between my two right side insiders, but it didn't seem to be a problem. Hooray! So then last night, Ross and I were eating corn dogs. I felt the retainer crunch against something and it disconnected from my right front tooth. So I just had this wire hanging there and it was bothersome, so then I put on my retainer that comes in and out so I wouldn't feel an annoying wire. Things seemed to be alright today until I just a little after 2:00 pm brushed my teeth. Yikes. The toothbrush got caught on the loosely hanging wire and ripped the whole thing off of my other two teeth! Ouch, that freaking hurt a lot. So now there is no wire there, except the little piece that I guess is still connected to my right tooth next to the canine. Sad day. So I have my other retainer on now. Woot. All this trouble over trying to keep my teeth strait and clean. Sheesh.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Schindler's List

So last night Ross and I watched the movie Schindler's List. We had found it edited at the Books of Yesterday, which also rents out movies for 1 dollar a week. Woot! Anyway, the movie was all done in black and white, except for the occasional color. Which only happened about 4 times and it was only specific things, like the flame in a fire or a little girl's jacket.
Anyway, it was a good movie. The movie wasn't really what I expected at all, which is fine. Ross really enjoyed it. I felt like it didn't quite live up to my expectations, but it was still a really good movie. And of course, John Williams wrote some amazing music for it. I also enjoyed seeing a much younger Liam Neeson. Yes. Anyway, I think that it is a movie that everyone should see sometime in their lives. Yup, that's what I think. :)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Eat, Sleep, Guard

Basically, that's how my last four days went. Practice for the Mountain Crest Marching Band was on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8-11; but the guard went from 7:30-11. Then on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening there was practice again from 6-8, but again, the guard started early at 5. Woot! The color guard adviser, Kacie, is in California for the summer where her husband got a summer job. She hired Bryan Berger, who I have spun with before, to lead the practices. I got in touch with her and I am going to get paid and I get to stay around through fall season and even into the winter. Woot!
So yes. I got up and ate breakfast, went to color guard, came home and ate lunch then took a nap, then headed back to the school early to work on organizing the color guard closet, then got home and made dinner for me and Ross when he got home. Then I went to bed and started over again. Holy cow, what an exhausting week! But it was really great to be so busy. Practices are slowing down now, it was just so busy for this first week to learn a lot of basic marching stuff. Woo hoo!
Anyway, I'm totally worn out from the week. Thankfully, there wasn't practice today. But I still woke up at 7 without an alarm clock. Wow. But then I just snoozed until 8 because I wanted to sleep in. Yes, yes I did.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


I had contacted Jason Petrovich, the band director at Mountain Crest High School. He talked with the guard director and they want me there to help with guard!!! I'M SO FREAKING EXCITED!!!! I start on Monday. Woot! Fast stuff, I'm uber duber excited for this! I never thought I'd be lucky enough to have such an opportunity after leaving Lone Peak. Huzzah!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Top Ten Favorite Actors

So now I am going to do a post of my top ten most favorite actors. Ross did not like my actress post, he did not agree with anything I said in it. But that is ok, I still love him. So here goes:

10. Ashton Kutcher
What a stud! But that is not how he made the list. I actually enjoy the characters he plays in movies he's been in. I especially liked his parts in The Guardian and Cheaper By The Dozen. Ya, he is definitely not my all time favorite actor, but was able to make it to number 10. Here's a quote from this guy: "I'll probably never be the best actor in Hollywood, but I hope to be the hardest working."

9. Harrison Ford
Han Solo, Indana Jones, what a spectacular actor! Those would be my favorite movies that he is in. And he was such a hunk back in the day. But again, that is not why he made the list. He is just an outstanding actor, if I do say so myself. And I do! He's done a lot of incredible movies and I think he is awesome sauce. Here's a Harrison Ford quote: "Whoever had the bright idea of putting Indiana Jones in a leather jacket and a fedora in the jungle ought to be dragged into the street and shot."

8. Tom Hanks
Mr. Hanks, someone that I have noticed a lot of people really love. I have to say I am on that list, though I'm not a fanatic. From Forest Gump to the Davinci Code, this guy can play almost any part, in my opinion. And that's really all I have to say about this awesome dude. But here's a quote: "If you're funny, if there's something that makes you laugh, then every day's going to be okay."

7. Liam Neeson
Aslan! Qui-Gon Jinn! That one guy in Batman Begins! And even Jean Valjean! Oh, and also the dad in Taken! Holy cow, this guy is amazing. I absolutely love his work and he pretty much kicks butt. He takes every part he gets and basically rocks the world with it. Yes, indeed. And here is a quote: "I never did think of myself as handsome--terribly attractive, yes, but not handsome."

6. Alan Rickman
Snape, Snape, Severus Snape. And my, what a fantastic Snape he is! I absolutely love this guy. He's awesome. I totally freaking love when he is that guy, Alex, in Galaxy Quest. Awesome movie. Yes. And he's even the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood. Anyway, I think he is awesome sauce. Here's a quote: "I do take my work seriously and the way to do that is not to take yourself too seriously."

5. Will Smith
Will Smith kicks butt, 'nuff said. I love that he can play a variety of characters. From I Am Legend to Hitch, holy cow he's amazing. And really funny and really good at what he does. I actually won a Will Smith Look-Alike Contest once. I was dressed as Hancock. And I've never seen the movie, but my roommate had. I guess I'm good at pretending to be black. Here's a Will Smith quote: "I really believe that a man and a woman together, raising a family, is the purest form of happiness we can experience."

4. James Marsden
This man has a nice smile, no? And I love his versatility with film! And he can sing. I think he was absolutely phenomenal in Enchanted! I freaking love that movie. But Ross doesn't, but I don't care. Anyway, this actor rocks my socks. And here's a quote from him: "If you're an attractive guy, everyone thinks you're successful just because of the way you look. I hate that."

3. Hugh Jackman
Wolverine!!! And kick butt awesome and a very attractive man. I recently saw Kate and Leopold, loved Mr. Jackman in that movie! He's got style. I also love him in the Prestige. Great movie. I just totally love his talent, and he sure does have talent! And here's a quote: "Becoming a father, I think it inevitably changes your perspective of life. I don't get nearly enough sleep. And the simplest things in life are completely

2. Ewan Mcgreggor
Did you know that his name is actually pronounced "you-an?" ya, I didn't. It's amazing what you can learn on IMDB. Holy cow, this guy is probably the most handsome actor out there! And is fantastic with a light saber. I am so amazed by his work! I mean Big Fish, Star Wars, Moulin Rouge, The Island; he's kind of amazing. This guy is a very talented man. I wish I could meet him one day. Here's a quote from him: "I've been waiting nearly twenty years to have my own light saber. Nothing's cooler than being a Jedi Knight."

1. Michael Caine
I FREAKING LOVE THIS ACTOR! I think the first movie I ever saw him in was the Muppet Christmas Carol. I sure loved that movie! And now he's in all of these fantastic films. The Prestige, Batman, Secondhand Lions, even Inception. He is by far my favorite actor of all time. He was born in 1933, and I hope he doesn't die anytime soon, I will surely miss him. I love his accent, and he has such an impressive talent for acting. He's great. Here's a quote: "Be like a duck, my mother used to tell me. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like hell underneath."