Friday, August 28, 2009


I really dig two-stranded twist. Usually they're done on dry hair using a butter/cream of sorts. Well this time my dear mother, ( kudos to her) did my hair relatively fast, on short notice. I had her use Fruit Of The Earth Aloe Vera gel on top of Donna Marie's Coco Hemp Butter Cream. The results are shiny and firm twist. I feel a fab-twist-out coming on...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Stupid Things I'm Told

After having a wonderful vacation, I returned to work refreshed and ready to get my work day started. I was extra friendly, extremely courteous and just warm towards everyone I encountered. Well, my General Manager came to me yesterday and said that a guest who checked out on Saturday ( I was off that day) said that on Friday "The evening front desk girl didn't seem caring. She wasn't mean but she didn't seem that empathetic." So I asked him "Did this guest have an issue that I failed to react towards accordingly?" He said 'no'. That's puzzling. He told me not to worry about it seeing as that very same guest complained about the other front desk 'girl' too. She told him that my co-worker kept saying "not a problem" and that made her mad because that was rude! She wanted to be told, "I'll be happy to serve you." Uhhhh...front desk people relay guest services were not personal guest servants.

A few weeks before I left for my vacation I had a busy weekday at the hotel. One night the laundry attendant was out doing shuttle runs so the responsibility of delivering extra toiletries and other amenities was left up to me. I rarely have a problem doing these errands because It gives me time away from the phone and standing up at the front desk. What I HATE however, is guests asking for me to make up the pullout sofa. This isn't a 5-star, full-service hotel. It's an extended stay INN. We supply all the extra linens in the closet for the pullout couch but yet people still want me to do it. So for that day I was nice enough to make the beds for the guests who asked. What really ticks me off is when I knock on the door, they hand me linens and stare while I make up their bed. How hard is it to throw on a fitted sheet and a blanket? One lady commented "Wow they have you doing everything here (she laughed)." I know you may be thinking "Do you tell these guest that YOU'RE the only one there?" Well, yes I do but the typical response is... "So, who's going to make up my bed?" Then I rush back downstairs to find the phone ringing off the hook and people impatiently waiting to be checked in.
Lesson Learnt: Hurry up and finish college so you can leave this crazy job!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

A few people have asked me what are my thought of this new Mohawk trend on women. Two words...HATE IT. It's not feminine nor attractive. I don't care who rocks it. From the pretty to the ugly, the young to the old...I HATE IT. To each his or her own I guess. But word to the wise if you have a big head, don't do it or a huge forehead (Rihanna) don't do it.
The maintainace of this style is bananas. You wash and set one side of your hair and then get a caesar and a shape up on the other. Do you only pay half price for both? $6 at the barber shop and $10 at the Dominican Hair Dresser?????

Season two of the Real Housewives has rolled around and from the very first episode its full of drama. I love it!! Pure frivolous entertainment but I can't help but get sucked in. Check it out on Bravo every Thursday at 9pm ( Eastern Standard).

Random Thought: Does Sheree' really have nose job?

Valet People cannot drive!!

Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Invigorating Conditioner

Price: $7.99
Size: 8.5 oz
Where: Target, Wholefoods, Walmart, Online
They Say:Conditioner from Giovanni
Helps Add Body and Shine
Features Natural and Botanical Ingredients
Ideal for Deep Conditioning
I say: No better then Suave. Much better ingredients but its not all that moisturizing. Decent for co-washes.
Overall: Before you go buying the big bottle pick up the travel size from Target. Its only $2

I had the pleasure of having a wonderful vacation in Southern Florida. I stayed at the Renaissance Eden Roc Resort and Spa. I sipped on Mojitos, lounged at the pool, chilled in the sand etc. Well when check out time rolled around it took the Valet guy FOREVER to bring my friends car around so we could leave. As we were waiting I kept commenting on how recklessly they drove people's cars. Well after about 15 minutes, he finally came around with my friends car. As soon as she headed for her trunk to load up the suitcases she noticed the back of the car had been hit. That's when she flipped out. Needless to say she went off at the handles and a claim has been processed and a check will be sent her way as compensation. I'm in love with that hotel but they do need to step it up because I'll be damned If I come back with my car and they scratch it up too.