June 25, 2009

I'm just that awesome

I was going to post pictures of what I looked like today, but unfortunately I didn't get any. I'll try tonight. But know I looked cute.

So remember back in December when I told some old client lady that I was a ninja for no apparent reason? So those same clients came in today. We got a call from the receptionist (the hamster looking one) saying they (the really old people clients) were here. I was writing three emails at the time, and not really paying attention to what was going on. So then about ten minutes later I was finished with my emails and suddenly I remembered the old people clients who as far as I knew were still waiting up at the front. So I yelled to my dad.

"Hey aren't there old people still waiting for us?"

Jess and Michael turned quickly with shocked grins on their faces and exclaimed "They're in there!"So in an epically genius save I said:

"Yeah the old people who are always outside.. waiting for us... y'know..."

To which Michael and Jess just started laughing. At this point I expressed some annoyance with the fact that they came back here and didn't make their presence known, then Jess told me that apparently they waved at us and said hello.

And this is how I fail at life.

On a similar note I was contacted by old navy last night via email. Someone had chosen me to be some receiver of kindness (giving a sucker punch in the gonads to that whole Karma theory) in the form of a $5 gift card (way to go all out Old Navy). This is the email exchange that proceeded:

"Hello Ashley,
I am reaching out to introduce myself and let you know that Old Navy has chosen you for this week’s kindness appreciation! We’d like to offer you a $5 Old Navy gift card to show our appreciation for keeping a positive outlook on our brand.
As the Old Navy brand ambassador I am required to surf the Internet to handpick fabulous fashionistas who love Old Navy. You are one of them! By the way, I found your e-mail address on your blog. Hope you don’t mind that I contacted you.

To which I replied:

"forgive me if I seem rude, I'm just wary of virus scams. Are you a real person, who actually found my blog, or a computer-bot who is sending this out to try and kill my computer? My computer is crap, but it's what I've got. I'm very protective. If you are real then I am very honoured, and thank you kindly. If you are a virus-bot, then I'll probably have to come after you.
also if you're real, I hope I don't come off as a rude snot. I really do talk like this.

To which she replied:

"Hi Ashley,
LMAO, I am a REAL person! I’ll give you the link to my Facebook profile if you’d like. I totally understand why you are protective so I didn’t think you were being rude at all.
If you are still interested in the gift card just send me your mailing address and you will have it by early next week.
Let me know if you have anymore questions.

To which I replied:

"Okay awesome. Sometimes people think I'm not so nice because I say things and they take it the wrong way. I can never be to careful.
I'd love the gift card! I was mostly suspicious because I've never been given anything through my blog before. But I would be very happy to take any free money you want to offer.
My mailing address is as follows:
Miss Ashley Barrett
blah, blah, blah, blah, blah (Not really in the email)
Riverside, California 92508
Thanks alot! I knew my shopping addiction would pay off in the end...
quick note though, as much as I love Old Navy, could you pass along to someone that the stupid "modelquin" things are just creepy and not funny. I mean, it's on the same creepy scale as the King from the Burger King commercials and that thing gives me nightmares.
~Ashley Barrett"

Yep. That just happened. Sometimes being me is awesome, and sometimes, it's really awesome.

By the by I am playing again tonight and my thumb seems to be recovering quite jollily. I broke a blood vessel so that's great and has led to my hand being discoloured, but other than that it's much better. It's still very sore, but I'll live.

On a not totally similar, but pretty close note, I went to go meet my voice teacher today to pay him and I walked to the door behind which he was standing and leaned over it (it's one of those dutch door things where the top half opens separate from the bottom) and my blouse popped open. I don't know if he noticed, but I did everything in my power to button it back up and keep from blushing. Awesomest day ever.


  1. I really enjoyed reading that post (even though I live in Australia and have no idea what Old Navy is!) :)

  2. Haha.
    I work at Old Navy, and I have to agree the Super Modelquins are incredible creepy, especially now that we have life size ones in the store and I'm forced to stare at them every day.

    Congrats on the gift card though!