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#blog It’s quality inspection time where a secret shopper keeps everyone on their toes at all times looking for known guest hints and signals indicating they are on the premises and we are being tested. Oh the pressure!

I walked in out-of-uniform this morning. I was very presentable, just slightly out of uniform. It was way too early for management to greet me at the door with a frowny face so I was there a few hours before anyone noticed.

The Cuban who hired me walked in first (I only have to deal with 2 of them) and before he could say anything I explained my appearance. I REALLY had a good excuse and apologized. Because that is what a good employee does. He wasn’t happy but he understood.

MizCher(dont-call-me-Michelle-my-name-is-MizCher)* waltzed in around 12:45 because she is very high maintenance. She used to stay IN the hotel and one time I called her because my relief did not show up and it was 2 hours—her low maintenance routine?-before she “appeared”. She is currently on a Paleo diet and walks around with a shaker of liquid grass all day. Either the grass or the mud. There is a brown one too that she drinks. Truthfully, she is sharp with me because I started it. I can keep up with her snideness. It’s a pleasure game now. We are officially “Catty” with each other. Pass the meow-mix.

MC: I see we decided to nix the blazer and go all black today. ME: I had an iron mishap. I burned a shirt. I need a new iron. MC: (As if I am an idiot) There is this thing that I try with a wet washcloth and the 2nd shirt? Just put them in the dryer and the wrinkles come out enough to be presentable. ME: Oh yeah. I know all about household tricks like that. You don’t have to tell me. I don’t own a back-up iron nor a clothes dryer and I had 20 minutes to get to work. I’ve already talked to [The Cuban] and he understood.

Please keep in mind this is the same person responsible for replacing my name tag (WHICH PUTS ME OUT OF COMPLIANCE) for two damn weeks. I finally got it today. It finally shows my full name. And she is talking to me? Seriously. She’s pegged a professional slacker based on the general observations I make. The hell she does all day no one knows and the employees have asked each other. She had to sit down for 10 minutes and play with a label maker. She follows through with very little I’ve noticed so it was no surprise to me.

This is part of my punishment and the straightening-up of me and the day shift and excuse me 7a-4p is NINE hours on my feet. Dealing with those two clowns all day. The Cuban is tough in his own way. But remember he’s the one who has the faith so he’s dead on. I had personally received some good feedback from guest surveys and that helped too. You know, being awesome on the job. Don’t make me break out the streetsweeper speech.

THE BEST THING THAT HAPPENED TODAY: An older gal came in looking for our brand hotel but about 2 hours south. She looked at my

name and asked if I was from Sochi. HA!

I grinned and said no, why? She said my named looked Russian. Smiling big “REALLY?! BECAUSE I HAVE THIS FASCINATION FOR MATRYOSHKA THAT I CANNOT EXPLAIN!” She grinned and said she just bought a few for her grandchildren! I told her she was close. I am told Hungarian. Close. She agreed.

After so long on my feet one of the things I do is I force myself to sit down for fifteen minutes when I get home. Today I did this. A day in the life. 11-Feb-2014

*names have been slightly changed for google search purposes.

#blog It’s quality inspection time where a secret shopper keeps everyone on their toes at all times looking for known guest hints and signals indicating they are on the premises and we are being tested. Oh the pressure!

I walked in out-of-uniform this morning. I was very presentable, just slightly out of uniform. It was way too early for management to greet me at the door with a frowny face so I was there a few hours before anyone noticed.

The Cuban who hired me walked in first (I only have to deal with 2 of them) and before he could say anything I explained my appearance. I REALLY had a good excuse and apologized. Because that is what a good employee does. He wasn’t happy but he understood.

MizCher(dont-call-me-Michelle-my-name-is-MizCher)* waltzed in around 12:45 because she is very high maintenance. She used to stay IN the hotel and one time I called her because my relief did not show up and it was 2 hours—her low maintenance routine?-before she “appeared”. She is currently on a Paleo diet and walks around with a shaker of liquid grass all day. Either the grass or the mud. There is a brown one too that she drinks. Truthfully, she is sharp with me because I started it. I can keep up with her snideness. It’s a pleasure game now. We are officially “Catty” with each other. Pass the meow-mix.

MC: I see we decided to nix the blazer and go all black today. ME: I had an iron mishap. I burned a shirt. I need a new iron. MC: (As if I am an idiot) There is this thing that I try with a wet washcloth and the 2nd shirt? Just put them in the dryer and the wrinkles come out enough to be presentable. ME: Oh yeah. I know all about household tricks like that. You don’t have to tell me. I don’t own a back-up iron nor a clothes dryer and I had 20 minutes to get to work. I’ve already talked to [The Cuban] and he understood.

Please keep in mind this is the same person responsible for replacing my name tag (WHICH PUTS ME OUT OF COMPLIANCE) for two damn weeks. I finally got it today. It finally shows my full name. And she is talking to me? Seriously. She’s pegged a professional slacker based on the general observations I make. The hell she does all day no one knows and the employees have asked each other. She had to sit down for 10 minutes and play with a label maker. She follows through with very little I’ve noticed so it was no surprise to me.

This is part of my punishment and the straightening-up of me and the day shift and excuse me 7a-4p is NINE hours on my feet. Dealing with those two clowns all day. The Cuban is tough in his own way. But remember he’s the one who has the faith so he’s dead on. I had personally received some good feedback from guest surveys and that helped too. You know, being awesome on the job. Don’t make me break out the streetsweeper speech.

THE BEST THING THAT HAPPENED TODAY: An older gal came in looking for our brand hotel but about 2 hours south. She looked at my

name and asked if I was from Sochi. HA!

I grinned and said no, why? She said my named looked Russian. Smiling big “REALLY?! BECAUSE I HAVE THIS FASCINATION FOR MATRYOSHKA THAT I CANNOT EXPLAIN!” She grinned and said she just bought a few for her grandchildren! I told her she was close. I am told Hungarian. Close. She agreed.

After so long on my feet one of the things I do is I force myself to sit down for fifteen minutes when I get home. Today I did this. A day in the life. 11-Feb-2014

*names have been slightly changed for google search purposes.

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Words and music by Brian May and Roger Taylor

Oh my love we’ve had our share of tears
Oh my friend we’ve had our hopes and fears
Oh my friends it’s been a long hard year
But now it’s Christmas
Yes it’s Christmas
Thank God it’s Christmas

The moon and stars seem awful cold and bright
Let’s hope the snow will make this Christmas right
My friend the world will share this special night
Because it’s Christmas
Yes it’s Christmas
Thank God it’s Christmas
For one night

Thank God it’s Christmas yeah
Thank God it’s Christmas
Thank God it’s Christmas
Can it be Christmas?
Let it be Christmas
Ev’ry day

Oh my love we’ve lived in troubled days
Oh my friend we have the strangest ways
All my friends on this one day of days
Thank God it’s Christmas
Yes it’s Christmas
Thank God it’s Christmas
For one day

Thank God it’s Christmas
Yes it’s Christmas
Thank God it’s Christmas
Oooh yeah
Thank God it’s Christmas
Yes yes yes yes it’s Christmas
Thank God it’s Christmas
For one day

Ambigrams impress me more than palindromes 

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When you enter melodies into the Music Ngram Viewer, it displays a graph showing how those melodies have occurred in a corpus of scores (e.g., “IMSLP”) over the years.

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If you ever have internet connectivity issues, you are going to want Complete Internet Repair on a thumb drive in order to rectify the situation swiftly and quickly. Look for the orange download button. [XP/Vista/7]

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OH OH OH OH this is cool but about 2 weeks old  http://www.youhavedownloaded.com/ (were you caught?)   

drop your dime ( right-side linked ☛ )

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60 Languages. 3 Million lessons. The World’s Largest Language Learning Service. I can even learn Hungarian there.

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I recently learned how to pronounce matryoshka and it slid off my tongue. This fascination is getting creepy. 

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How Doctors Die. It’s not like the rest of us but it should be.

It’s not a frequent topic of discussion, but doctors die, too. And they don’t die like the rest of us. What’s unusual about them is not how much treatment they get compared to most Americans, but how little. 

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The average font of one computer and how it was created .. 

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I found the walkscore of my current location inaccurate. I am within ONE MILE (mostly less) of every possible service one could possible need. 

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GEEK TOOLS:

power play multi-tool that Opens with a one-handed flip

and

Ideal 33-983 33983 SIGNALTEK-FO Fiber Optic & Copper Qualifier / Certifier w/2 850nm Modules & 2 13X0nm Modules Kit 

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I learned in a chat that pidgin has a plugin that could have solved my irc ustream-helper issues. Currently using x-chat. Dealing.

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