Thursday, March 30, 2006

Tounge Tied...

It's amazing how fast a week can fly by. I've been working like crazy on my latest site (

It's almost totally done... thank goodness. If I have to work on this site for another full week, I might just flip out. I have uploaded and updated more keywords in the last week than I could have imaged... more than 4,000!

Today, on a walk home from the Post Office, I stopped into a local candy store. It was by far the most BIZARRE candy store experience ever. This place (See's Candies) is long and skinny like a hallway that happens to have an old fashioned candy counter on one side of the hallway. When I walked in, I was a little disoriented. The first thing that caught me by suprise were the two uniformed security officers. Security in a chocolate store?? Then, it was hard to get around the security guards and the other customers to talk to the first actual employee. He was outside of the counter and was handing out samples of carmel and chocolate something. Once I made my way up to the actual chocolate, I was greeted by two ladies who will place the chocolates you select into a tiny paper bag. It's wild to me that it takes 5 full employees to put two pieces of chocolate rocky road into a tiny bag. In the meantime, the air in the place was just odd. Everyone was abnormally quiet and abnormally uncomfortable. I'm not sure if I'll go back... no matter how great the chocolate was.

On a side note, I think I'm going to hang up the internet connection and drive up to Malibu for a little relaxation. I woke up and started working at 5:30 yesterday and kept on working until 8:30 last night. That whole experience drained me a little for today. Well, that and arguing on the phone with the lovely keepers of my keywords... and my new health insurance company. Did you know that if you request a dentist for a new health plan - and that dentist is no longer accepting new patients - that the health care company will try to penalize you for switching dentists to one that will actually clean your teeth?? Well, that also happened to me today... the insurance company wanted me to wait until sometime in May as a penalty for switching. So once again, I had to break out my arguing skills and discuss my concerns with the customer service folks. It's amazing to me how much you have to argue just to get what you pay for in the first place.

Hmm. Okay, well I'm off to have an evening that I'm certain will make for an intersting story... stay tuned.

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