Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Selling Avon So Far

So far my endeavors of selling Avon have not been very successful.
Let me tell you why!
For starters, Avon seems to be a line that is used more by older women.  They HAVE plenty of things for younger gals, things that I want to try, like this weird glittery lipstick thing for example, or whatever sorcery this stuff is.
I am all about trying out different makeup things.  I think it's fun!  Avon has stuff that is decent quality but for better prices (when they're having a sale) than what you can even get from a drugstore, drugstore brands I usually consider to be "cheap" quality, below the mark of "decent" quality.

But that's where we run into the second problem I've had....I try ordering something, the site tells my customer the item is available, when I order it, it says it's available, but then the order actually gets to me, and guess what, stuff is missing.  Upon further inspection I discover that said missing item is out of stock and on back order, or in one case even discontinued.
Hmmm.....
2 out of 3 of my orders have come up with missing items due to being out of stock somehow after I ordered the "available" item.
It's annoying, but the bigger problem is they're still trying to charge me for the items that I didn't receive.
Awesome.

Another problem I'm running in to is that, right now, I have a 40 hour a week temp job, with an hour commute both ways!
So, I'm looking at 12ish hours of being completely out of town a day.  Pair that with the fact that I am NOT a morning person by aaaaaaany stretch of the imagination, and I am completely exhausted, all, the, time.  If any of you have been checking this blog for new posts and haven't seen any, it's because I can't post while at work, or while driving, and those are the only times I'm awake and coherent enough to type words correctly, or type things that make sense.  I even took a nap tonight before writing this post!  But for some reason I woke up after 30 minutes or so on my own, and am mostly awake now, and I'm home alone, which is kind of the only time I can type up a post because I can't concentrate when someone else is in the house and blaring the TV, or whatever.

The problem with not having any time (or energy) to sell Avon is that they will close my account after a month, I think, if I make NO sales.  Since I have ordered things for myself, and I do like the quality of the foundation I've gotten, (it's better than anything I've gotten from the drugstores) I will post the link here, if anyone feels so inclined, and you can order things for yourself and have them sent directly to you, if you want.

http://elizabethharben.avonrepresentative.com/

So anyway, I haven't had much luck selling the stuff, but what I HAVE sold to others, and bought myself, seems to be good stuff.  My friend bought a crossbody purse that she likes a lot, and has been using every time I see her. :-)


Friday, August 2, 2013

Awk. Ward.

As I look across the pathway separating my building from the one next to it, I see my neighbor's deck that is adjacent to my office window, and this reminds me of a story.  A very awkward story, I might add.

So I'm coming back to my house after walking my dogs and there's a somewhat familiar looking woman by the dumpsters, trying to throw things away.  She was struggling for some reason...I don't know why.  Maybe her shit was heavy.  Who knows.
Anyway, I have been walking my dogs all over tarnation so I have a bag of poop to throw away, so I kind of try to ease past her to get to the dumpers.  Well the dogs, especially the puppy, Abby, are rather excited at the presence of a human and want to be pet, so they kind of get up in her business.  So she starts talking to me, while nervously watching the dogs and decidedly not petting them.
"Hi, how are you?" blah blah blah.
I honestly don't remember what the conversation started out as because at one point she kind of nervously blurts out the following:
"So, do you have a cool computer job? I always see you on the computer."
Me, oblivious to what this means in the first few seconds after she said it, reply with,
"Oh, sometimes, but not right now, these days I'm just...wait....what?"
Enter stock photo of a shocked expression here.
I'm pretty sure this is the exact expression I had.... Oh google images, you are so helpful!

So my video gaming habits are being monitored apparently.
I play World of Warcraft and other games quite a bit, the time frame in which this conversation happened (it was a few months ago) I was unemployed, so I was kind of playing constantly.  This is the cool thing about dual monitoring, you can apply for jobs AND kill mogu and trolls and whatnot at the same time!....
Well, that's what I tell myself.

I tend to have the window open all day while I'm on the computer because it gets hot in the room if I don't.  There's usually a nice breeze outside, I can hear birdies and see sunshine, it's nice!
Ya know, as long as someone isn't watching you....
I should point out that she probably isn't actually just sitting there watching me, she probably just sees me when she walks out onto her deck since my window is directly adjacent.
At least that's what I'm hoping, anyway.
*closes windows*

MY BOYFRIEND GOT ME A NINTENDO 3DSXL!!!!

It's so beautiful!!!
IT'S PINK!!!!
He got me Animal Crossing a New Leaf as well! Yaaaaaaaaaaay!!!
I have been obsessing over the 3DSxlI desperately wanted one.  So my boyfriend went and got it for me!!! 
I tweeted and facebooked about it at the time, and I learned that the hashtag "best boyfriend ever" is not widely used, which seems kind of sad to me, actually.  Maybe he IS the best boyfriend ever and no one is challenging that fact.  Hah!
While I do genuinely think he IS the best boyfriend ever, I think the reason other people don't think that about THEIR boyfriends is probably more like people take their significant other for granted.  They don't talk about the good things they do, and like to gripe more about anything and everything they do that they don't like.

So, I'm super excited about my 3DSxl, my boyfriend is awesome.  But I do want to point out he is very awesome even when he isn't getting me hand-held Nintendos.  He's a great guy, and since I'm secretly a huge bitch you KNOW that a guy has to be awesome to not only be approved by me...but to be able to put up with me as well.
Let's face it, I'm really weird, and probably insane.
I'm in my late 20's and I obsess over Nintendos...for example.
Obviously I will never be an adult.

Allie Brosh understands me.