Yep, it's my birthday today. How many birthdays I've had doesn't matter because it's depressing and I don't feel that old anyway. (Well, I do in my knees but other than that....) It wasn't a bad day, rather blah but could have been worse. Most of my birthday stuff happened over the weekend, like opening most cards and gifts while my sister was here. Ty and Casey each gave me a present today though. And I bought myself a little cake while I was out this morning. So yeah, it was an ok day.....
There was a bunch of downer stuff though which I tried to just blow off. First was my ongoing troubles at a certain forum I go to. The asshole moderators have decided it's within their godlike powers to do personal attacks on the board now. Interesting, considering when you sign up at that place the 'no personal attacks' is right in the rules. Like I said, their godlike moderator powers must put them outside those rules...or the rules of common decency. Why do I continue to go there, you ask? Because despite the few total assholes it is a wealth of information. Like I said in a post way back, 'moderator' doesn't mean you know more. It means you are a close friend of the site owner or you spend a million hours there. I wish the site owner would wake up and see the crap going on. I know I'm not the first to have these problems. I know of two other people that have left recently because of *the same* type of treatment. And I *did* leave yesterday. Logged out, deleted my bookmark, and didn't look back...biting my tongue the whole time. Today however, it got the best of me and I went back. Like I said, tons in info there.
So that was on my mind. Then I found out that Ty almost lost his job recently. Apparently the shop boss had a major fit last week or something because...supposedly...Ty was not doing his job. The second shift supervisor stuck up for him, totally supported him, telling the shop boss that Ty had taken on the responsibilities of some other dude that had been out for a couple months because of surgery. He explained to the shop boss that Ty was doing all of this extra work and if Ty wasn't doing to help them, their machines would be going down at night while the operators did the other jobs themselves. The shop boss's reply was something along the lines of 'I don't give a damn. He was hired to sweep floors and that's ALL he should be doing.' What a prick. (I guess this also explains why Ty wasn't given even an iota of consideration for that full-time position earlier.) So now Ty's been busting his ass to get everything as clean as he can even though he could be doing so much more....just to make Big Shop Boss 'happy.'
And I finally got the second body butter I'd bought off Etsy. I was so excited to get it, and then, yeah that feeling faded rather quickly.
It was a very bright pink, which totally threw me. I went back to Etsy to check the show on my actual transaction page. I guess so many body butters are white or off-white that I assumed this would be too. Looking at the photo again, I found the cover is *on* the jar. Nowhere does it show the actual product. Huh. Oh well. So it's bright pink, which hints that it's not all-natural if that much color was achieved. But whatever. I sniffed it and WHOA....very potent. I smell a whole lotta cherry and no almond. Ok, not a crisis, I suppose. Later in the day I couldn't wait anymore and just had to try it.......
Gah. The first thing I noticed was how thick it was, and not in a good way. So I rubbed some onto my hands if I thought my Bella's Birthday was greasy I was wrong. *This* one is greasy, no doubt about it. I rubbed and rubbed and rubbed, and could not get rid of the greasiness. I was rubbing my hands on my arms to try and reduce the grease on my hands. Didn't help. I ended up laying a kitchen towel over my mouse just to use the computer. It took quite a long time for it to go away, or sink in, or wear off...whatever...but I do have to admit that my hands feel pretty dang great many hours later. It's fabulous in that way at least.
The seller included a free lip balm too. WOOT! You know how I am about lip balm these days! This one is caramel scent. Again, the label is severely lacking but at least it did say what the scent was. It's an oval tube which I do not prefer, and the scent is rather strong, but once you get past all that it does work pretty darn good.
I always feel about when I don't like things like this. I mean, the person who made it obvious feels their product is awesome and worth selling. I did leave her positive feedback because the shipping was quick and her communication was great...but that's just even more reason why I feel bad for not liking the products. I most likely will not order her stuff again.
Of course then I had an incredible urge to run back to Etsy and look for another body butter to order. Yeah, I tend to overlook the fact I have two others to use up first. LOL Not to mention the SIX lip balms I have now. I've become a bath and body addict!
The office girl from hubby's work requested two more sample bars of soap for gift bags again, plus one more bar for herself. Hubby also said that several people have asked him....again.....for a product/price list because they want more soap. *giddy nervous squeeeee!*
I think I need to make more soap tomorrow.......