New on the Job Bloopers

So I was fortunate enough, amid my job search, to snatch a temporary position as receptionist at Corporate Taco Del Mar. The people are nice and the comida perk...really good. Mexican food pretty much all the time. However, during those first few days on the job, any employee is especially prone to making mistakes considering they are not fluent with the company yet. Well, here are a few of my own "New on the Job Bloopers"... 1. So the CEO of Corporate Taco Del Mar is a laid back man and looks about the approximate age of, what I would say, an average CEO. With gray hair and a few wrinkles I would clock our Taco King at a ripe old 50 year's of age, late forties at the earliest. One thing I like about our CEO is that one of my first days here he came in beaming, while carrying a picture of a darling little baby showing it to anybody who was willing to see (which, of course, was the whole office). There is also a wall in the office called "Taco Tots" where a picture of this same baby is located. Well, today he was asking me who was the cutest baby on the "Taco Tots" wall, and immediate panick I said, the biggest picture right there. To my relief, he replied with a smile, "It is the biggest one, isn't it." Trying to make adoring conversation I asked, "Is that your granddaughter?" Just to interupt him telling me is was his daughter. Yup. He said, "Did you say my granddaughter?" With every ounce of charm I could muster, I said, "Nooohoooo," like he was ridiculous for asking me such a question. He gave a tired smile while shaking his head and walked away. 2. This incident gave me a fit of giggles. So another one of my stressful duties here at Taco Del Mar is to answer the phones. Someone calls, I say my bit (Hello! Taco Del Mar, this is Jasmine, how can I help you?) They tell me who they want, I call that person to see if they are available and proceed with the transfer or voicemail. Well--A man calls and he wants to talk to Erin, I ask who is calling and he says, Marien. So when I call Erin to see if she is available, I say, "Hey Erien, are you available to talk to Marien?" I then made an attempt to explain myself through my giggles to confused Erien, while poor Marien was waiting on the other line. (What is it about my brain that latches so quickly on to similar tones in the English language? ie Jasmine Sasmine)

Favorite Books

What are you favorite books? I just spent the last two months reading Harry Potter 1-6. Although I was a little late to be jumping on the bandwagon, it is a bandwagon worth jumping on late!!! I enjoyed my Harry Potter reading days so much that I am currently going through what my sister calls "Harry Potter withdrawls". No book seems good enough anymore. I start something and I just sigh wishing I knew what was going on with my friends, Hermione, Harry and Ron. Owell, I must go on, but I need the best of the best, so give me what you've got. What books have you read that are on your "great" list. I am currently reading "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Car. It's a young adult sci fi. Pretty good thus far, but after that's done I need to know where to turn next, so don't leave me hangin!

Ode to my Sister

Ode to my sister, My gal pal and friend so true She alone, besides myself, Is the other to check my blogspot too! Loyalty is not her only attribute, Because she always offers water And when you're sad, She'll console you about your lack of Harry Potter She is beautiful inside and out While treating everyone so wonderful and lacey, And finally, my amazing sister, finds the time to be a great mom to Gracie! by Jasmine Shorten

Eye Candy

As earlier mentioned, I'm a new resident to the Seattle area and my husband fortunately came upon some free Seahawks tickets. I, never having been to a professional football game, was pretty excited about this. I'm not a big sports guru or anthing, but free NFL tickets? Sure, you bet. Well, being a girl who loves dance and all things girly, I was looking forward to seeing the so called "Sea Gals" (apparently, a sad attempt to make a spin-off of Seagulls). Any way the whole game I gradually became more and more disgusted by this effort to provide the men in the crowd something to google at. They are not cheerleaders, they are exotic dancers replacing poles with pom poms. Perhaps that is a little harsh, but I think to myself, what is their point, their goal if you will. It certainly isn't to guide the crowd into supportful cheers. Wait, they do entertain. That they do. They entertain with sensual moves instead of cool, tricky stunts. There is no denying they are beautiful girls, but all the more a reason for them to go make something of themselves. So, to all of those "professional" cheerleaders out there: be beautiful to the world instead of the drunk men in the stands. Be positive representatives of women everywhere and what beauty should be instead of telling women that being a size 2, fake-baked and dyed is important. I kept telling my husband these things throughout the game. I'm sure he enjoyed it.

My Pic

Look! It's Marylin me! I want to upload it to my profile, but for the life of me, i can't figure it out . Owell.


Hello! And welcome to my blog spot! I created this blog so I could have a place to jot down events, my thoughts and maybe a short story here and there. I hope to one day have my own website, but for now, this will do. I welcome (encourage) comments and posts of your own. Quickly add my blog to your favorite list, so you will remember to visit here often. Much love.