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A sale goes on in Jackalope Hollow

Happy Saturday!
To celebrate Small Business Saturday and not Black Friday (which, in my opinion, is just wrong) I'm running a sale in Jackalope Hollow, my Etsy shop. 15% off your total purchase with the coupon code JKLTURKEY2011! This runs from today until 5pm Monday, and I'll likely be adding more items before the sale ends, so be sure to keep an eye out!
You can visit the shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/jackalopehollow
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My Brother, the Barista

Imma see if I can't keep this steady journal updating going for a while.
  
My brother (Virgil "Brandon" Hillard) got a job at Starbucks. Yay! But he has to work all Thanksgiving. Boo. I'm still happy for him, though. He'll be getting time-and-a-half, or $12/hr, to make up for it. =] He's working at the Delaware 1-95 welcome center, if that's what it's called. So if you ever pass by there and see this lanky black guy with long hair, a goatee, and guages in his ears, tell him hi! I'm kind of interested in the workings of Starbucks. There's, like, a fajillion combinations of drinks he'll have to learn how to make, so it's not as easy as getting right to work like some jobs. I think he'll be fine, but he's already talking about working somewhere else, haha. He's previously been employed by BJ's and Hot Topic, all for less than six months. I think he's going to be one of those guys whose held a dozen different jobs, haha, HAVE ALL THE JOBS.
  
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving! That makes me happy. Tonight I'm going to make the dough for the dinner rolls and freeze them. Then I'll thaw and bake them tomorrow before dinner. In addition to that I'll be baking a Quebequois tarte au sucre (sugar pie), pumpkin pie, and two of my seemingly famous cheesecake pies. I like baking and cooking <3 I made ratatouille and pasta for dinner tonight. Wish I'd taken a picture.
  
I sold my first thing on Etsy last night! A custom pug keychain for a lady who has a pug. I hope she likes it, and I hope I get more sales! Every little bit helps for sure. Hopefully tomorrow I can get a bunch more of my keychains photographed and listed, along with the Santa hats I made. I don't mind working at home on holidays. It's fun, and I can leave work whenever I feel like it, haha.
  
If any of my local friends don't have anywhere to go for Thanksgiving, allow me to extend and invite to my house! For serious. I invite people over every year, there's always plenty of food and fun to share. =]
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Jessventures in Delaware

I gotta tell you, Delaware is hella boring. Having been here for 14 years, day to day living is starting to wear on me. Tonight was one of the less sucky nights out, though. It started with getting my eyebrows waxed all pretty like at Jenny's Nails, my go-to place for eyebrow waxing. They look so nice! Then I took our seemignly broken copy of Super Smash Bros. Brawl next door to GamerDoc to get it resurfaced, but apparently there was nothing really wrong with it. I did get to play Super Mario Bros. 3 for a hot minute while I waited, though. But it's not like I don't have it at home.
  
After that I trekked across the highway to K-Mart (I know, gross, right?) to pick up some gum for my dad (he chews lots of gum) and some popcorn kernels. Funny, though. They had every variety of microwave popcorn, even butter-flavored oil to pop kernels, but not the kernels themselves. K-Mart blows. After leaving K-Mart I went to the Bear Library for a good three-ish hours. Read a book about remarkable marketing, a book about parakeet care, and a book about de-cluttering your home and not being a pack rat. Theeen after that I went to Food Lion to get some really for real popcorn kernels. Then I went home and made kettle corn. Yum.
   
In other news, I've got some more fun junk listed in Jackalope Hollow, my Etsy shop. Yay! You guys should check it out if'n you don't mind! I plan on putting some stuff on sale for Small Business Saturday at the end of the week, so keep an eye out for that. Now Imma get on making a custom jessdogs phone charm for someone.

Also, I picked Sam up from the airport this morning. He's very happy to be home, and I'm just as happy to have him back after he's been away in Florida for the past week. And today marks two years since we first kissed. Not exactly a relationship anniversary, but I still think it's important. Boy, does time fly. Even though we've been through some stuff, I feel very fortunate to have him, and look forward to many more years together <3