I Wanna Go Home… | Courtney Social Media Consultant in Los Angeles

· Saturday, June 14th, 2008 in Life Blogging · 3 Comments

I’m sitting here at the Lexus dealership…I’ve been sitting here since 9:30 this morning…it is now 11:18.

And it seems like every.time.i.come.here., there’s some new crap that needs to be done.

Last time it was the front breaks… ($550) …this time, they want me to do the full service. No…give me the minor service. I dont have $700 to just be randomly giving you this week. Please and Thank You.

Yes, I value this car, so I want to make sure that all the services are kept up to date until I trade it in…but goodness gracious…

The only good thing is that I’m able to sit here on the internet the whole time…and watch tv and eat free food. The cappucino machine is kinda hot…

But whatever…I dont want to be sitting here all day. Hurry. Up.

I still have to go buy a gift when I leave here…and go figure out what I’m gonna wear. And I had planned to do that all before 12:30…what the heezy.

I havent had a bratty moment like this in a long time.

First Day of School | Courtney Social Media Consultant in Los Angeles

· Tuesday, January 31st, 2006 in Life Blogging · 15 Comments

Curious George's First Day of SchoolI felt like I was getting ready for Kindergarten as I rushed around making sure I had my books, and homework. The only thing missing was a “mammy” made peanut butter and jelly samich. Maybe she’ll send me one from Oxnard for tomorrow’s class. :dance: Naptime :yawn:was replaced with a 10 minute break which allowed me to answer my “crack” addiction (Cafe Mocha) at the local “Freudian Sip”. And just like USC, we had homework due on the first day. *aint THAT about a bitch* I have no serious complaints though. Most of the people in my class are 30 and up. There are a few (3) of us, who happen to be in our 20s which is okay by me because it allows me to hear from those who have more experience in the public sector than I do. Most of them hold management positions in Police Departments and City/County Planning Offices. :surprised:

When I first got there, I was wondering…why me? Why would they accept me? I’m probably the youngest one there. What could I have to offer? But once the discussions got under way I realized that I had a lot to offer the discussion being that I’ve only worked in the Private Sector. It was good to be able to compare/contrast the two. Many people were amazed to know that I owned by own business at such a young age and wondered why I wouldnt strictly pursue that instead of working for a private or public organization. I told them, just as I’ve told everyone else: If I was REQUIRED to do what I LOVED, then I wouldnt LOVE it as much anymore. I LOVE programming, and it has proven to be a serious money maker for me, more so than my 9-5. But I dont want to be FORCED to program as a means of survival. I’d rather have the extra pocket money for D&B, Lexus‘ and saving for that home with the pool that Incog and I dream of so much. Which brings about another issue…

My plan was to complete the program in under 2 years. I DO NOT want to be in this program forever. When we were going around the room introducing ourselves, one older man (mid 50s) stated that he had been in the program BEFORE the professor’s hair had turned gray and he is now trying to finish it, and has to take several classes over due to the changes that have occured in the past two decades. I don’t want to be like him. I mean, I have great respect for someone who has decided to get back on the bandwagon and finish up their masters 20 years later, but I just dont want to be finishing up my masters at the age of 60. I’d rather just do it now and get it over with. Which leads me to my current status…

I’m currently trying to add another class to my schedule this semester, being that they will no longer be offering summer classes for the Master’s program. My plan of taking 2 courses the first semester and then 2-3 courses for the next 4-5 semesters wont really work now that there wont be a summer session. So, I’m doubling up. :uhh: A girl has to do what a girl has to do. :surprised:

My mom said something interesting the other day. She said, “Courtney always does what has to be done. You’ve done it before, now do it again.”

She’s right. But on the same token, I know that I’m only going to do what I WANT to do. I have a hard time dealing with someone telling me that I can’t have something that I want, or that there’s nothing that I can do at the current time to get what I want. That usually leads to rebellion in my case. :mouthshut: I’m working on it, but it aint been easy. :pray:

I know what you’re thinking…no more D&B bags? no more random trips? no more shoes? Well maybe that’s not you, maybe that’s just me. :uhh: But I’ll be alright. I’m just going to have to practice some delayed gratification. Pray for me. :pray: You know how hard it’s gonna be.

When I got home tonight, I was happy to see that Incog had cooked. My little chef cooked for me on my first night back in school. :couple: I’m constantly reminded that while I’m setting out to obtain this Masters to better myself, it will in turn make things even better for the both of US. And that makes me happy.

Welp…time to get some programming done. Yep, it’s a little past midnight. But it’s the only time I have to work. If it wasnt for Sherece, I would have forgotten to post. Besides that, my tummy’s hurting for some reason….*sigh*.

Have a happy Tuesday! Stay Blessed! :wave:


Lexi Is In ICU | Courtney Social Media Consultant in Los Angeles

· Monday, January 16th, 2006 in Life Blogging · 7 Comments

I was trying to wait until I had some more concrete news….:sad:

Saturday, I posted a message saying that we were on our way to go snowboarding. :( But on the way, Lexi’s moonroof shattered when we turned up the Heat. It had to be about 20 °s outside. I think my brain did some type of downward spiral…:sad:

In any case, Sunday, we took it in and tried to explain what happened. They kept trying to tell me that it was a rock, but there was no rock to be found, and it had to be a BOULDER the size of the whole in the roof. What BOULDER do you know….FLIES? The guy who was on duty couldnt make a final call, and said he’d have to wait until today, Monday, to let me know after he spoke with his manager. They gave me a loaner (Lexus ES330), and told me to just keep it until they could figure out what they were going to do MY car. That’s one thing that I do like about Lexus. Honda would drive me to my house, and expect me to wait until the repairs were done and find a ride back or if I was within 10 miles, they’d pick me up. I like being able to go about my day.

I spoke with the manager this morning and he tried to say that it wasnt covered, this and that…and…pretty much, after the conversation, he said he’d have one of the workers order a replacement and get started on putting it in. *praise God*…I have to pick it up sometime this week, so they’re going to call me when it’s ready. :tearsjoy:

I should have taken pictures, but my brain wasnt there. I was too busy trying to figure out why…or, how come, or better yet…..HOW MUCH?

Saturday, we went to the Carshow and I have a few photos from there that I’ve added to the image gallery.

Welp…Monday is slowly coming to a close. We rented some movies and are gonna grab something for Incog to cook later. Gotta go back to work tomorrow :thumbsdown: But, hopefully the week will go by fast being that we had today off.

I will have a Bally’s Update in a few weeks…:dance: It takes a few weeks to process, I guess.

Happy MLK Day! Have a good week!

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God… | Courtney Social Media Consultant in Los Angeles

· Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005 in Life Blogging · 26 Comments

One person that you always hear me mention is God.

As I rolled out of bed this morning, jumped into some clothes, conversed with Incog about the “color” of his shirt, grabbed my Coach purse, looked to Incog to point me in the direction of the keys to my Brand New Lexus, flew downstairs behind Incog, and got in the front seat of my brand new car, and answered the talking lady who now exists in my brand new car, I realized something…

Only by the grace of God was I able to do all of the things I did this morning. Only by the grace of God was I able to even WAKE UP this morning.

Now you all know I’m not the preachy type, but something has to be said for a God who HEARS when you pray and RESPONDS when you pray.

I have so many things that I’m thankful for this year, I dont even know where to begin. I guess I’ll just start by saying:

Thank you for waking me up this morning, God. Thank you for loving me, God. Thank you for my mom and family, God. Thank you for Incog, God. Thank you for my true friends, God. Thank you for my job, my car, and everything that I have been blessed with, God.

I probably wont post again before Thanksgiving. And you all know that I’ll probably come back with a bazillion photos, but…

what are YOU thankful for?

Have a blessed Tuesday and Wednesday ya’ll…


I got it… | Courtney Social Media Consultant in Los Angeles

· Monday, November 21st, 2005 in Life Blogging · 13 Comments

the new car that is….I dont have a picture available yet, but I can pull one from google.

So far, I like it…it talks to me while I drive…I like that. No more getting lost in LA, as I have a tendency to do. GPS will be handling that now…Oh and i can see what I’m backing into now…*giggle*…the insurance rate and the car note, I could do without, but I guess that’s what you have to deal with huh? :surprised:

Many thanks to Incog for hanging in there with me and driving me up and down the 101 on Saturday. We went to about 2 Lexus dealers, 1 Honda, 1 Nissan, and I ended up getting the one I wanted anyways at a GRRRRRREAT rate given that it’s brand spanking new. Unfortunately, USAA likes to take that into consideration too, as if having LowJack wasnt enough. :pissed: It’s a New 2005 – NON-LEASED, so I was able to get it at the *we want this off of our lot* rate. Also, many thanks to mom who was full of advice, strange looks, and “are you sure”s this weekend. I really appreciate and love both of you.

For those bloggers who pray and are reading this right now, if you could send up a quick prayer for my grandmother who has been really sick this past week, I’d really appreciate it. She helped my mom in raising me after my father passed away from Cancer in 1995.

I dont know what I would do without her…OR my grandfather who’s sprung into action in making sure she has everything she needs, the same way he sprung into the role of Volleyball & Tennis Team Dad when my dad was no longer able.

They’re both what keeps this family from really ACTING on their 5 second feelings and 10 minute plots. :tearsjoy:

Anyhow, I hope you guys had a great weekend. It’s a short week this week. WOO HOO! :high5: I DONT do Turkeys, so I’m excited for the sweet potatoes. :thumbsup: Stay blessed and go with God.


Bally’s Sucks… | Courtney Social Media Consultant in Los Angeles

Lexus RX400h
· Wednesday, November 16th, 2005 in Life Blogging · 20 Comments

I think I’m pissed off…*sigh*…

I’m mad at the fact that I cant even get out of this stupid contract unless there ISNT a Bally’s located within 20 miles of my home. That’s BS if you ask me. Good Shit Ballys! Good way to lock your clients in!

I called their corporate office yesterday after i made my post, which happens to be located in Norwalk (Long Beach), CA. And I spoke with this little girl who tried to explain to me, WHY after having been harrassed by one of their employees, I can’t cancel my membership. Bitch. I’d like to hereby REVOKE my endorsement of Ballys. Ballys SUCKS.

It looks like I’m stuck going to the Stuck-Up Bally’s up the street. I HATE that Ballys because everyone there is EXTRA rich and they look at you weird when you come in wearing a bandana.

1. I’m BLACK. :mad:
2. My hair is pressed. :mad:
3. I’m not sweating it out for NOBODY. :pissed:

Anyhow, I decided to say FUCK IT. If my job is paying $38.00 a month for me to go to a gym, I’m GOING to the one I WANT to go to…the one that’s convenient for ME.

So I went…

And I nodded, did a wave, and walked DIRECTLY PASSED the object of my demise. And it felt good. You see, even though he did me dirty, I’m not the type of person to hold a grudge *unless you just did some off the wall shit*…So I did the cordial thing and kept it pushing. God don’t like ugly. Besides the trainer doesnt know I dont like him anyways… *sigh*

I worked out for a good hour and punished my muscles for taking so much time off. I dont feel the pain yet, but I’m sure I will tomorrow. You see, the second day after always hurts more than the day after. :duh:

Anyhow, it’s Wednesday and there’s hardly anyone here…I had to push back the meeting I rescheduled for today, until the middle of December, so it’s a load off of my mind, if only for a short while.

I heard back from the Lexus dealership down the street from my house. The RX that I want is in stock, so hopefully I’ll be able to hop into one sometime soon…we’ll see. They quoted me at about $41,000, which is better than I thought it would be. With my mom negotiating, I’m pretty sure we’ll be able to get a better deal. She negotiates for a living. :surprised: :thumbsup: In anycase, the real story is that I dont know for sure if I want the RX or just a new Honda Accord. Of course the Accord was quoted at $33,000 with everything that I wanted in it, but I said my next car would be an SUV. *sigh*

Welp, I hope you all have a happy Hump Day! Coffee run time!!