Had pretty much a shit day yesterday. It wasn’t just the thing with Mother, several factors really. I was aggravated because I spent a good part of the day working on a web app in .NET that kept borking every time I published it out to our development server (ASP 2.0). It could see our SQL server and connect to it, but for some reason would bork every time it tried to pull data out of a particular table. It turned out to be a really obscure permission setting. By the time I left, the only problem I had left was that my stylesheets weren’t showing up when I published from Visual Studio, but by that point I was so pissed off I could care less. (I just wanted to go home!)
I had to deal with a room temperature IQ user who kept blabbering on about not being able to access her site, but when I asked her three times where it was, she couldn’t remember. I assumed it was one of our SharePoint sites (as that’s the main focus of my work) and I FINALLY found out at the end of the day that it turned out to be a system to which I have no access, so Monday I’ll need to pass her off to someone else which will piss her off, and I’ll have to listen to her bitch and whine some MORE. Oh good GOD these people don’t honestly know how good they have it compared to other places I’ve worked! Get over yourselves, people!!
So yeah, I came home in a huff, and in a bad mood in general. Jim, God love him, greeted me with a big smile and says, “Guess what honey? I found where we’ll buy our wedding cake! C’mon, drop your stuff and let’s go!”
I could have decked him. :lol:
Good thing he’s learned to read my moods over the years and recognized that I wasn’t ready to go cake shopping JUST YET, and needed a few minutes and a heavy dose of migraine meds to recover. (Hooray for my doc’s office for fulfilling my meds like I asked!)
So fast forward a few hours, I’m feeling better, headache’s gone and off we go … I got a chance to look at the book Jim and Jessie looked at earlier and we picked a style and layout of cake:
The first one is the style, we’ll get it with red accents, but the second is the layout we like. Her prices were a good bit cheaper than the other vendors we’ve spoken to so far, and she’s in Gardendale, which isn’t too far from the reception. The only thing is that she doesn’t deliver, so Jim is insistent on him picking up the cake and handling that. I’m not happy with that, but we’ll see what kind of arrangements can be made. I’m hoping some kind of arrangement can be made with the hotel to have the cake delivered early. (Maybe … I’ll have to speak with our rep we’ve been dealing with about that.)
We stopped by Wal-mart on the way back from the shop and I saw the CUTEST line of mp3 player/speakers: I-cy (penguin), spi-Dog, iDog. They also had iCat and iFish but were out. These are made by Hasbro and were around $20 at Wal-mart. I’ve been looking online on eBay and have seen then for a LOT more, up to $40!!
They light up and dance to the music. I might go back and get the I-cy one today after my dress fitting. Those are adorable! :D
While I was there I also snagged a new pair of slippers … what can I say, I’m a sucker for frogs. ;)
(And besides, the proceeds go to a foundation to benefit kids with cerebral palsy. Win, win!)