Wednesday, October 20, 2010


It has been two and a half weeks since I posted so I thought I would post to update you on what I have been up to.
Loving my nook. I downloaded a lot of free samples of top selling books, it downloads about 20-30 pages of the book, depending on how long the book is. So it gives you an idea of what the book is about and the style of writing. Sometimes authors have awesome ideas but for me, it comes down to the writing style :) I recently downloaded my first book that I paid for! ha ha. It is called Breaking Night by Liz Murray. I read Glass Castle and this book has sort of the same idea (an author who had a rough life but was able to excell in their life! I'm so impressed by these authors...these ladies rock!) If you haven't read the Glass Castle, you should! It is a very interesting story. My father-in-law really liked it too, so it appeals to a wide demographic.

In my geography class we are learning about Central Asia, East Asia, and most recently southern asia. Specifically, India and Hinduism. The class is very neat. It is more of a cultural/behavioral geography class. We talk about the where, why, when, etc...of different countries. I have a report to write about Nepal and then also a short presentation for class on Vietnam.

In my marketing class we are discussing pricing. The why, how, and when's to pricing your product. (price skimming, penetration pricing, bundle pricing, discount pricing, etc...) And, as always, we have a project to find these types of pricing in our everyday shopping around.

In my cost accounting class we are discussing Product and Service Costing: Job Order Systems and Process Costing. We will be having an Exam on this next week. It is pretty tough stuff but it is starting to make sense :)

In my intermediate accounting class we just got done talking about cash flow statements. He has gave us two quizzes on this chapter! The first one gave us the balance sheet and income sheet and we had to come up with the cash flow statement. The second one we did today, gave us the balance sheet and cash flow statement (direct method) and we had to come up with the income statement. Ten seconds before time was up on the quiz, I realized I forgot to take out depreciation expense! Oh I'm so mad...I totally could have had it completely correct! Grrr...

In my operations management class we are discussing Lean systems. It seems to me to be a system that you would impliment if you had a factory or assembly line type of process. It is a way of decreasing inventory, decreasing defects, and other costs that effect your process.

anyways, that is school stuff, which makes up the majority of my time :)

I found out today that the Fresh Market on parkway in Orem is shutting down, along with two other in SLC....I only got the gossip end of this but when I here more about it, I will let y'all know. It looks like the Fresh Market that I work at is doing fine and won't be shutting down. We are still pulling profits! yay!

Since work is pretty much another large part of my life, I will post about that.... I am a front end cashier (as most of you know), recently I have been trained over at the customer service desk and have had added responsibilities, such as moneygrams/moneyorders and also, doing the ordering for customer service. I'm really liking the extra responsibilities and I really enjoy being able to help customers! I know that sounds really weird but I am a people person and enjoy making our customers happy so that they will return to shop at our store. Being a cashier, you aren't really able to discuss problems or help a customer find items (since you are stuck in the register and usually have a line). So being over at the customer service desk makes it so much easier to help others.

The other night, a lady called and was really upset that the phone number for Fresh Market is not in the phone book. I looked through the one we have at work and it is true, no phone number for us :) So she vented to me for a good five minutes about the trouble she went through to get our number. I believe that some employees would have not wanted to talk to her but I was able to just listen to what she had to say, make a note for upper management about the problem, and she felt much better after our discussion. Oh poor lady! I would have been upset too! I hate looking up phone numbers for businesses too :)

Besides work and school, I spend my time with Lincoln! I love my cute husband! He has been super awesome lately...he cleaned the whole house, including the bathroom and dishes. I was so proud and super happy to come home from school and not have to worry about housework. He also made dinner that whole weekend and breakfast! It has been a long time since I have been waited on ha ha and oh it felt SOOO good! (if any of you husbands read my blog, take some tips from Lincoln and try this sometime ;) your wives will really appreciate it!) He also took me to Chilis for lunch and SHOPPING! (a girl's favorite activity) He spent a good amount of money on bras and panties at victoria's secret for me! As some of you know, I am in need of some new, larger bras :) he he And Lincoln has been telling me lately that I wear boring thongs ha ha (my friend asked me how a thong can be boring, but I guess it is possible) so I made him pick out the non-boring ones...apparently he just wanted some color. He picked some pink, some blue, some purple, some polkadot, etc... It was a really good weekend and I hope that husband comes back next weekend :)

That pretty much is (a novel) what I have been up to lately. I'm heading off to a cooking class all my friends and I hold once a week, a little bit of girl time for each of us. We are going to make a fancy version of BLT's tonight. Pretty to you later or ptyl :)

Monday, October 4, 2010


I purchased my very own nook over the weekend! Oh I was very excited! The nook is an ebook reader..which means that you can download books onto this small device and read books wherever you are. There are over one million titles and you can sample any ebook for Free. Most ebooks are $9.99 or less. You can lend ebooks with friends for Free. The nook is also capable of audio books as well. There are speakers on the bottom to listen and also a headphones plug-in. The Nook also has the internet (at Wi-Fi hotspots), is capable of downloading newspapers, and magazines. You can also download pdf documents onto it.
The top reasons I have really wanted one of these is, first and foremost, I can download my textbooks for school onto them :) Are you thinking what I'm thinking? more huge, heavy, awkward textbooks to carry around campus! And another reason is because I have really learned to love reading and this device gives me a chance to read most anything wherever and whenever I choose to read.

There are many ebooks out there that are free and I have downloaded a few that seemed interesting. The Nook is made by Barnes and Noble. Today I went into Barnes and Noble and was able to read a book for Free! They give you an hour a day to read any book for free through your nook. So I took an hour to relax, sip some pumpkin spice latte, and read the first 70 pages of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. By visiting the store and taking in some reading time whenever I'm in Orem, I can read this book for free. Also, on Fridays Barnes and Nobles has a list of books that you are able to download for free. It is usually a top seller, too! I'm excited for Friday to go in and see what ebook they have :)

So far I have only downloaded free stuff, but eventually I know there will be a book I will purchase because I can't wait to read it.

Thanks so much to Dick and Lincoln for buying my nook for me! It will get lots of use, I'm sure of it :)

p.s. take the survey from the post below (ends friday)

marketing class

For my marketing class, a group of us have to come up with a new product idea...we have come up with a survey. Whomever reads my blog, will you please take it :)