Trying to rid the world of dueling denim…..

…and not very successfully I might add.

baby etiquette…? June 1, 2008

Filed under: Scottsdale,work — rmbutler @ 7:07 pm

I work in a baby/kid/maternity store at Fashion Square.  Yesterday one of our regular customers came in with her newest barely 3 week old bundle of joy and her 2 year old daughter.   She is super down to earth and not at all a Scottsdale mom.  This older foreign couple walked in and the next thing I know the older lady is asking the customer if she can hold her baby.  Then to my complete amazement she handed her over! Would  you let someone you did not know hold your baby? Would you ask someone you did not know to hold their baby? Am I alone in the world in thinking that this is crazy business?


September is the month that ate my soul…. September 21, 2007

Filed under: work — rmbutler @ 10:46 am

I hope I can come out of this month with no more scars. 

Let’s just give you a taste of the month with a snippet from last Friday….

 (I work at a healthcare company that provides travel techs to hospitals and outpatient facilities )
So we get a call from the director of a hospital…my tech decided to go lay down in a hospital bed and pass out…because apparently he is diabetic and hadn’t had his medicine because he was waiting for his paycheck to buy medicine…he left the hospital refusing treatment, etc, etc.  (If he would have just COMMUNICATED with me the following could have all been avoided)

My boss tells me to go check on him and bring him to the hospital if need be.  On my way I get lost in the ghetto and get a ticket for an illegal left hand turn in a construction zone.  Awesome so much fun. 

As i’m lost my cell phone dies.  Awesome again. 

I finally find the place knock on the door.  He’s totally out of it, tells me he’s had medicine and food and should be fine in a little while.  I call the office and am informed since this was an “incident” I have to take him to get a drug screen before he can be cleared for work again. 

Take him for the test, wait around in a stinky hot lobby for a few hours.  Yet again Awesome. 

On the way back to his Extended Stay he proceeds to roll down the window and just throw up all down the side of my car.  Can you guess what i’m going to say next? NOT awesome.  I could handle all of the above but when my poor innocent car gets violated with some strangers insides it is NOT awesome.

It’s about 3 o’clock and I realize that I have not eaten.  At All. I think I had a few m&m’s but that’s about it. 

 My spirits were low my energy was even lower.  I had a surprise birthday party to go to that night…. which I made it to, but was home in bed by 11. 

That was just a taste of how September of 2007 has treated me, let’s not even talk about how much money it’s sucked out of me with plane tickets and traffic tickets!

 I would like to just jump ahead to October and see how she treats me… who’s with me?

UPDATE:  I also no longer have a job.  September really was horrible.


12:04 August 1, 2007

Filed under: Friends,work — rmbutler @ 12:33 pm

It’s 12:04 in the afternoon.  I still have 5 hours and 56 minutes until I can go home.  I have already scarfed down lunch and have sent Andrew on a search for some Starbucks… that beautiful liquid that makes me all happy.  I have a serious caffeine addiction.  Strange thing about my addiction… I never had one while I was a Barista for 4 years… nope, didn’t happen until I got a desk job, and I had coffee at the same time everyday.  Then when I don’t get that coffee I get the worst migraines ever. 

I am feeling a bit off today.  I have no motivation to do anything.  Things have started to change in my office, the senior recruiter and the accounts manager are leaving.  Which is sad, because I like both of them.  It’s always a better work environment when you like the people around you.  So that means we get a new boss and I am the new senior recruiter by default, which means I get a little raise.  I’m excited for the change but then again I am not.  I feel it will be a good thing but in my head I don’t feel I’m ready.  We shall see what happens. 

On a different note, one of my friends is going to have a baby! I’m so excited!
Also Meg got a new kitten! 
Congrats to you both. 


Compliments March 5, 2007

Filed under: i'm retarded,Mesa,work — rmbutler @ 11:09 am

So at work today someone called me Stacy London.  Highest compliment ever…because duh…. she is my idol.  Love me some London. 

It also sucks because that means no one will call and try to get me on the show for a new wardrobe, plus I won’t get to meet Stacy and Clint.  I can fake it for 2 weeks.  Promise I’ll share.


Rhino February 23, 2007

Filed under: i'm retarded,Mesa,Oh so funny,Phoenix,Pictures,work — rmbutler @ 9:47 am

I walk past this Rhino charging sculpture almost every day and love it to pieces.  I have always thought to myself… Now that would make a funny picture if I pretended like it was chasing me.  Well my dream came true. Yesterday while Yasmina and I were walking to lunch I made her take a picture of me by the rhino.  It’s  not very believable since i’m in my work clothes, it’s on the corner of Main street, and the rhino is made of metal….but this is still going down as one of my favorite pictures of me. 

 Rhino attack


Casual Friday September 8, 2006

Filed under: Denim,work — rmbutler @ 6:24 pm

The shear thought of denim on denim makes my skin crawl…. not sure why though  (a lady in my office was the inspiration for this blog, apparently casual Friday translates to: leave your fashion at home Friday) I know what you are thinking… “she’s crazy, this is stupid”, but I assure you I am not and this is not, it’s quite a serious matter!! We must make this stop!!Let me start from the beginning.
From a young age I always sensed that wearing 2 shades of denim just didn’t feel right. My father being my premo numero uno example, and my mother being a close second. Even through all of my 22 years of effort I have yet to break the impenetrable barrier of my parents and their dueling denims. My father now being 67 and has a bit more leeway when it comes to what is acceptable because older people can dress crazier ….will still throw on a pair of wrangler jeans and a denim shirt in a slightly lighter shade. He is not about to go out in the field and bring the herd in or ride off into the sunset. (for some reason I always pictured cowboys in denim? Being from the south I’m not sure why I think that?) but he puts this on to go out to eat, or go run errands, or go to church.
My mother fits into this problem because she will wear her jeans (I’ve finally won the war against her tapered jeans and have graduated her to boot cut its all about the small victories people!!) and a large oversized, usually my step-dad’s, denim shirt. She’s a bit self conscious about her weight and etc like all woman, and thinks shes covering up, but what she is doing is doing is making herself look like a big denim blob.

In no way do I find dueling denims to be acceptable. Do you go around wearing red pants and a pink shirt? (I should hope not) or an orange shirt with yellow pants(oh for the love of God and everything that is holy I hope you don’t have yellow pants!) but that is just an example, it is the same thing in my eyes!! You can wear your denim shirt with your yellow pants and that is perfectly okay. Do you understand where Im going with this?? Please do not wear your denims at the same time!!

Now you are thinking “Why am still I reading this?”   “I must stop this girl is still crazy?” and if you are thinking that then you are probably guilty!!!! I assure you that there are many more out there like me who find denim on denim just as nauseating.

*at this point I think I need a disclaimer If you buy a denim jacket and jeans at the same time and the exact same shade or if you are a cowboy and are dealing directly with livestock at the time.wearing denim on denim is okay, but then and only then. Still not sure why I feel that way about cowboys?

Oh and I shall not end this without mentioning the horribleness of a grown man or woman wearing a Disney-esk type character embroidered on any fabric especially denim. be it jeans, shirt, or jacket. Disney characters and the sort shall only be worn by children. This excludes school teachers who teach 5th grade or younger, I have quite fond memories of those silly sweaters or vests they wear with stupid stuff embroidered on it but if you teach 6th or higher you shall wear adult clothes only..
I say this because that woman from my office that inspired this blog is not only wearing dueling denims but the denim shirt she chose for this abomination has Winnie the pooh peaking out of one pocket and POOH written on another. This is just a blatant violation of all fashion rules someone please call the fashion police, there needs to be some sort of fine or community service… where you have to wear wool outside in Phoenix while sorting clothing donations! Or they have to donate their Disney shirts to CHILDREN because they should be the only ones wearing it! Oh and who are these people selling this horrible item in adult sizes? That’s just lunacy!

I hope that this blog has made you aware of the seriousness of this issue, maybe preventing you from making this grave mistake (or stopping you from doing it again) !!!