fairyrune: (Hammy!)
This is going to be a fast and furious summary of the past month and a half or so, so hang on tight!

-The New Job from the beginning of August...did not work out. It turned out to be a good thing that it didn't, but for a while there I was really, really not well. Fortunately, I have an excellent support system. I will be forever grateful to the people who held me up through that difficult period. You know who you are. <3

-Thanks to our respective mothers, Rich and I were still able to close on our house. His mother found someone who could help us, since our original mortgage broker was unable to do so due to her being scheduled to go on vacation for the entire month of September. My mother actually co-signed our mortgage.

-We closed on September 15th. I had no job (other than rose selling, that becomes important later,) at the time. I was overjoyed and terrified all at once.

-The day after we closed, I had a really amazing interview at a really amazing textile company in North White Plains. Again, this becomes important later.

-The Big Move was scheduled for September 23rd. We rented a truck from Budget, and quite a few people, most importantly my dad, helped us schlep stuff. I drove the truck! No one died! No property was damaged!

-On September 22nd, I got an offer of employment from the company I had interviewed with the previous week. I went and peed in a cup, told them I accepted, and waited for my start date.

-We slept in our new home on the evening of September 23rd. On September 24th, whilst [livejournal.com profile] rivendellelf was helping me move yet more boxes, I got the phone call that they wanted me to start work on September 27th, the day after closing day of the Renaissance Faire. I asked them if it would be all right if I started on Tuesday, as I had to finish up my move, and they were perfectly fine with that. I had a new job!

-On September 26th, closing day of NYRF 2010, I sold 215 roses. My goal that morning had been to sell 160. I am still in a little bit of shock regarding that fact. It seemed that my life had made a sudden and drastic turn around.

In the three and a half weeks since then...

We've gotten partially unpacked; spent lots of money at various household-supply stores; sanded, wiped down, and primed the dining room walls; planted two blueberry bushes and a butterfly bush; discovered that our house, which came with a washing machine, HAD NO DRYER HOOKUP; got a dryer hookup installed; got new laundry machines from my parents; and scads of other things I'm probably forgetting due to the glass of wine I'm enjoying, the bottle of which came from a store less than a block from my new house.

There is much yet to do. We still have to get the hot tub looked at. The electrician who installed our dryer plug has to come back to fix the wire that's running through mid-air in our bathroom. (We found THAT when Dad tore out the hideous drop ceiling they had in there.) Mr. Electrician also has to suss out the situation with the ceiling fixtures in the bedrooms, and install a bathroom fan.

We have to finish painting, get Empire in here to replace most of the awful, awful carpeting we've got up in here, replace the cook top, and get a dishwasher installed.

So, so much to do!

My new job is also very busy. I'm the Sample Production Assistant, and it seems there was quite a while where my position was un-staffed. There's a bit of a mess as a result, and I'm the one who's supposed to clean it up. I love it.

My boss, D, is really super sweet, the rules (no cell phones during work hours, no personal use of computer,) are somewhat strict but clear, and the benefits are fantastic. D tells me every day what a great job I'm doing and how happy she is to have me there. It's wonderful to be appreciated!

So. That's why I haven't been around much. Bit busy, yeah? I miss you all, and I hope to be able to start having people over for foodses and hot tubbing soon!

I'm a spaz.

Apr. 6th, 2009 02:00 pm
fairyrune: (Default)
I never posted my season totals from NYRF 2008!

Total roses sold 2007:
1772

Total roses sold 2008:
1722


Down by 50.

Average roses per day 2007:
104.2353

Average roses per day 2008:
101.29


Down by 2.9453.

At the beginning of last season, I thought I was going to do much worse than I actually did. What with gas prices the way they were this summer, I don't think I did too terribly.

Now, because I am a giant dork... Line graphs! )

Undefeated

Sep. 21st, 2008 10:52 pm
fairyrune: (Default)
One day.

One hundred fifty TWO flowers.

Boo yah.
fairyrune: (Default)
I'm not going to post all previous years as I have done in the past. It's getting to the point where it'd be too long a post. Want to see how I did five years ago? Go here.

Total roses sold 2006:
1250

Total roses sold 2007:
1772


Up by 522!

Average roses per day 2006:
73.52941

Average roses per day 2006-not-including-the-two-days-we-closed-or-the-one-day-I-missed:
85.07142

Average roses per day 2007:
104.2353


Up by 30.70589/19.16388!

Average tips per day were up by approximately thirty bucks! I made over five HUNDRED dollars more in tips this year than last.

Now, because I am an uber-geek, line graphs! )

Best year yet! HUZZAH! Here's to many, many more. And thank you, all of you, who were there.
fairyrune: (Default)
One day. One hundred fifty roses.

The record is MINE again!

...Can I take a nap now?

(Season totals and averages to be posted tonight. I have a graph this year!)
fairyrune: (Default)
My post from last year had a mathematical error in it. That has been corrected for this year. I'm a spazz.

Total roses sold 2003:
1323

Total roses sold 2004:
1453

Total roses sold 2005:
1505

Total roses sold 2006:
1250

Down by 255.

Average roses per day 2003:
88.2

Average roses per day 2004:
85.47059

Average roses per day 2005:
88.52941

Average roses per day 2006:
73.52941

Down by 15.

My average tips were only down by about three dollars a day, though, and I'm fairly certain I was still top seller overall. If you don't count the two days we closed, and the day I missed, my average is 85.07142, so I guess it's not *too* bad. Kim did well overall, as well. I supposed I can be happy with that. I'll just have to push myself four roses a day harder next year.

I'll post a chart once I have the patience to mess around with it and get Excel to cooperate.
fairyrune: (Hammy!)
This weekend was significantly better for me than the previous one. I sold ninety four roses on Saturday, and ninety three on Sunday. When I went home and played with the numbers, my monetary average is just a smidge below where I want it to be, even with the days we closed early and the day I had to miss. This makes me happy. Of course, my selling average is not what it should be, but you can't have everything.

I think the best part of this weekend was the completely random and unexpected appearance of an old friend. For those new to this journal, I went to The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in NYC. While there, I started playing D&D in the basement lounge of my dorm with an eclectic group of people, one of whom is Tim Ott, who is currently playing Guybrosh Threepwood the almost-pirate at NYRF.

Another was a rather interesting fellow named Schuyler. Schuyler was a little eccentric, very smart and savvy, funny, and generally fun to be around. After we graduated three years ago, we all went our separate ways, and I lost track of Schuyler. Tim managed to keep in touch with him a bit, though.

Well guess who showed up at faire on Saturday out of the blue? Schuyler! I didn't find out until pub sing, when I proceeded to pounce upon Schuyler and near-simultaneously punch Tim. Bastard knew ALL DAY and didn't tell me!

We caught up a bit the next day. He's doing well, he's happy. We exchanged e-mails, and hopefully will manage to keep in touch better this time around. Hopefully his faire visit will become a yearly occurence. We shall see. It was great seeing him!

The rude patrons have finally gotten to me. I finally snapped this weekend, and boy did it feel good! The first time was outside of Knightly. ([livejournal.com profile] axplazeboy is my witness to this.) Some woman was going on and on and on about how Attilla the Pup was in the booth, and they wouldn't let her bring her dog into faire, and that was terribly unfair of them, and so on and so forth. I turned around and said to her, "M'lady, that dog is part of the show," as scathingly as I could while still smiling sweetly. She then said that she'd just have to get a job there next year so she could bring her dog with her. Fat chance, bitch.

Later on, I tried to sell a rose to a couple in front of Medieval Productions. They side-stepped around me, and continued on their way without so much as a glance or a "No, thanks." So I turned around, pointed at their backs and shouted "ZOMBIES! ZOMBIES! 'TIS THE UNDEAD! HELP!!!" They didn't have a clue what was happening or why I was shouting at their backs, but the whole freaking street applauded me! I had to go away and re-gain my composure after that, I was laughing so hard. I'm glad to have provided a bit of entertainment to several vendors who were having a relatively uneventful day.

The next one was slightly more passive. I tried to sell a rose to a couple, and the woman said "NO!" as if I were a puppy who had just peed on her favorite shoes. So I raspberried them as they proceeded on their way. She totally turned around and looked, too. I kind of wish she'd have started something with me, so I could ask her if her mother had taught her any manners, or if she was just a mean person.

The last was near close. Pub Sing was going on, and there was a couple sitting on one of the benches that surround the lawn. I tried to sell them a rose, and they looked at me, then continued with their conversation. I stood there for a minute or two, waiting for them to say "No, thank you," or something, anything. Then I decided to do something about it. I said to them "You know, it's more polite to say 'No, thank you,' than to ignore a person. Have a nice day!" and walked away. They were pretty shocked.

I think I've gotten it out of my system now. Though the ZOMBIES bit did work pretty well at the time, I need a proper audience for it to go over properly in the future. It won't work in all situations, and the patrons have been being relatively polite recently. Not that that's a bad thing, of course.

Oh! I also bought Rich a pair of wrap pants from Dra's. I love them! He looks SO SEXY in them. ::swoon:: I hope he wears them on Saturday. ::hint, hint::

::glee::

Aug. 14th, 2006 07:01 pm
fairyrune: (Default)
We had 275 roses on Sunday.

I sold 50. (I then proceeded to DRINK!)

I counted my tips.

$51.

I. Am. Awesome!
fairyrune: (Default)
Holy crap, is it Monday already?!?!?

Opening weekend of NYRF went very well. I was a little worried, since this is the first time I'll be working full time AND doing faire, but I think I can pull it off.

I sold ninety one roses on Saturday, and made an absoulte KILLING in tips. Over half of my customers tipped me, even 'danes! It rocked!

I was SO SORE afterwards, but I still managed to drag myself out of bed to do it all again Sunday.

Sunday was not as good, rose-wise. I only did sixty four, and Liz beat me. :P It was like "Attack of the Zombie Patrons." I'd try to sell someone a rose, they'd glance at my basket and keep on walking. Seriously, people. Get a dictionary. Look up "audience participation," then come back.

I have no clue how much I made in tips Sunday, because I'm a spaz and I left my money pouch back in the rose garden, and didn't realize until I got home. I'm lucky [livejournal.com profile] euph0ra loves me. She found it and is keeping it safe for me.

I think I might start keeping track of my sales in Excel, because that would be neat. Does anyone know of a computer program that would allow me to make a line graph from data I enter?

It's a little strange this year. There's a lot that's different. The new pub is BEEEEEEEEE-YOU-TEEEE-FUL! Unfortunately, Lunde's looks really sad and lonely, especially without [livejournal.com profile] toosha and [livejournal.com profile] priestesm and the rest of the crazy crew. I MISS YOU GUYS!! Who am I supposed to randomly pop in on when I'm bored now???

Starfire has some especially shiny new limited edition pieces. [livejournal.com profile] aziraphalesshop is the bestest best boyfriend in the multiverse, because he's spending too much money on me and buying me the cresent ladies' dagger, and getting wrapped in purple leather. ::swoon:: Love you baby!

Starr Faerie, the lady who makes my wings, has mysteriously disappeared this year. I NEED new wings, and the ones they're selling back by chessboard, although very pretty, don't look like they'd hold up to the every day rigors of being a rose girl. Fortunately, I got a super-secret lead about a super-secret person from a super-secret friend, and next weekend I shall be acquiring new wings which, according to the super-secret friend, will be absolutely GORGEOUS. I'm excited.

I'm also thinking of new costume pieces. I'm getting a little sick of the whole bodice thing. Moresca makes a half bodice, but I don't want to pay that much for it, considering I only paid seventy five for mine. Liz has one that she doesn't wear anymore, so she's bringing it in next week for me to try on. If it fits, I'm buying it off of her. If not, I'll look into leather. I want to be able to move and breathe better some days, you know?

The back of my hand got sunburnt. Only one hand, though. How annoying is that?

Ahh, well. Lunch is almost over. Back to the grindstone!
fairyrune: (Default)
Total roses sold 2003:
1323

Total roses sold 2004:
1629

Total roses sold 2005:
1505

Down by 124

Average roses per day 2003:
88.2

Average roses per day 2004:
101.8125

Average roses per day 2005:
88.5294...

Down by 13.2831

Maybe next year will be better...
fairyrune: (Default)
Total roses sold last season:
1323

Total roses sold this season:
1629

Up by 306

Average roses per day last season:
88.2

Average roses per day this season:
101.8125

Up by 13.6125

Go me!
fairyrune: (Default)
Hrrmmmm...lessee....where did I leave off? Oh yes, that's right. I have an entire week to write about.
I was forced to work at Outback Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. They tried to make me work Thursday as well, but that bit comes later.

My week... )

Anyway, I'm off to be productive now.

Wooo Faire!

Aug. 4th, 2003 11:48 am
fairyrune: (Default)
Ren Faire opened this weekend. HUZZAH! I, of course, returned to my gig as the happy little rose fairy. Weee!

I sold 100 roses on Saturday, and that made me top seller. :) Unfortunately, most of the other girls didn't do quite so well. This makes me sad.

Got to see lots of old friends on Saturday, and accquired some new ones. :)

There was some confusion as to who Bubbles was. Some people apparently thought that Bubbles and I were two different people. I found this highly amusing.

Got an anonymous rose at the very end of the day. The message was "Thank you for being who you are." It drove me bonkers until Sunday, when I found out who sent it.

Sunday was fun, especially with the sudden torrential downpour. I only sold 86, but I think I was still top seller.

People were giving me money to make my cute little fairy noises for them. One guy gave me five bucks for nothing! Yay money!

Now I am slightly burned and a little sore, but it was definitely worth it. I have been dubbed by some as the cutest rose girl, and that makes me feel good. (I know, I know, I'm an attention whore. [Love ya Phyl!])

Made over two hundred bucks this weekend. Yay money!

More details to come later. Maybe.

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