The Last Day of August!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

I have been trying to write this post full of fun pretzel pics since Monday morning. It's currently Wednesday and I'm still feeling rushed about it.

I think my Monday got away from me after a customer email, that's what typically happens. Every single day I respond to about 40-50 customer questions about T-Shirts and it's a time warp.

Can you change my size? My Address is wrong. Can I get this yesterday? Do you make crop tops?

One minute it's 8 a.m. and then next it's 4 p.m. When the questions/comments aren't particularly kind I get extra itchy about it and choose to dwell about it for awhile.

On Monday someone was upset with me because they ordered a small, then asked to change to a medium a few days later, but I didn't see the request so I sent a small... My fault, I should have checked all emails before sending orders, but when I'm feeling rushed to get out orders I just start mailing as fast as I can.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, working customer service/online retail has taught me SO MUCH. Everyone should have to do it once in their lifetime, I think.

I won't bore you with any more details, I'll just say that even though I may joke about the crazy shenanigans of T-Shirt Town, in all honesty I really try to provide the best service I can. It drives me insane when I make mistakes or when people don't feel satisfied.

So what I'm saying is that my Monday went downhill fast after a few prickly situations; delayed inventory, which meant delayed customer orders, which meant me going nutso.

My breakfast/lunch finally happened around 3 p.m. that day and it was a can of soup. If you ever find yourself eating canned soup when it's 92 degrees outside simply because it's the last thing in your cabinet perhaps it's time to reevaluate life.

When the easy-tab open broke on it and I almost started to cry I knew it might be time to take a quick Tony Robbins break. ie a little 20 minute self help "Find Your Inner Power" break. But then I thought, you know what would be a better use of my time? Taking a, "Find Your Inner Loser," break instead.

When I'm having a crappy day that's my mind's favorite game to play, "you know what else is crappy?" It's a fun thing I like to do where I go on a self pity journey of everything else that makes me feel like I'm failing. Nothing is off-limits. Blogging, writing, comedy, future career, current career, not being Amy Poehler, ext EXT. Ahh it's a good time when you really want to indulge your "poor me ego."

Even as it's happening I know it's ridiculous, but that doesn't stop the fun.

Retelling it now sounds even extra pathetic, but I'm putting it out there anyway because it happened(s). By the time Chris came home from work I was crying on the couch about cats I had ten years ago because that was my mental stability at the moment.


That's my usual Monday after a long weekend away when I come back feeling overwhelmed. I don't know why it always surprises me like it does, I should be used to it by now. Today I'm back to normal and ready to tackle the world.

And now for some pics from Sara's bachelorette last weekend in the Ozarks that completely counteract my above post.

vacation mode shirt.

This was my first flower crown. It will probably be my last, but I enjoyed it for a hot second because I don't like to miss out on group fun.

Also bikini top found here, it's down to $20 since Victoria's Secret is getting rid of swimwear so get it while it's hot!

Okay yeah, I guess it makes sense why my last two days have been a struggle. Ozarkian people know how to party. 100000 boats were tied together with people just getting after it. It was the most intense boat party I've ever attended.

And on that note, it's time to get to work.

Posts coming this week..... wait for it.... honeymoon recaps!!!


  1. I can definitely relate. I went away last weekend and had so much trouble getting back into the groove on Monday! Things that I can normally deal with without hesitation caused me a significant amount of internal panic/frustration.

    At least it's Wednesday now ?!

  2. I keep Emergency Progresso soup in my office cube drawer for times like this. I feel you, girl. And the spiral-tunnel of animal-emotion-crying? I FEEL YOUUUUU. AHHHHH. Why do we do this to ourselves.


  3. Your friend's bachelorette weekend sounds like a blast!

  4. I do the same thing. as you know, via our many convos. but that would suck, when the damn tab on the damn soup broke. i would have lost my shit. or spent too much money on having food delivered like a dive.
    the bach weekend looked AWESOME!

  5. That bachelorette party looked like so much fun...I mean, how can you NOT have fun with giant inflatable pretzel?!?! :)

  6. Okay definitely not enough pretzel pics, but we can let that slide. I play that same game when I'm stressed out and literally anything goes wrong. Also loving the flower crown, just wear it everywhere.

  7. When will you make Penn State game day shirts? Will you make them in my size? Can I be your PA rep? What about Hawaii? And can you make dogS (plural) shirts? Okay, thanks. LMK.

  8. Inflatable pretzels are a thing. This is awesome. Also I freaking love my shirt from you so YAY you, you aren't a complete failure :P

  9. Now THAT looks like a boat party. Sounds like you had lots of fun this past weekend! My dad is a life coach for the Tony Robbins company, and every time I go into my “poor me” state, he tries to snap me right out of it. While this is great… sometimes we just gotta cry about cats we had ten years ago. I totally get it.

    Lexi, Lex Be Livin’

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