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Kimberly Barnes's Blog (5)

Only Three More Days at the Marriott

Only three more days to work at the Marriott!! I'm ready to move on but will miss the people here. I was given a very nice going away dinner last Thursday night. All of my employees here pitched in and bought me a new set of luggage as a parting gift. I was very surprised and happy. I have my apartment until Friday but can't wait to go home for three weeks. I won't have any internet the three weeks that I'm home so I will be out of touch with all of my new coolworks friends. But soon it will be… Continue

Added by Kimberly Barnes on March 29, 2009 at 1:04pm — 1 Comment

I Fried my Uniform in the Hotel Dryer! LOL

I got called in last night at one am. The new night auditor called me crying that the computers had crashed and technical support wasn't answering. I knew I was scheduled to work at 6 am so I grabbed my uniform which was in the washer. Threw it into a Wal-Mart bag ..thinking if I'm running late I'll just dry it at work. Well I knew the commericial dryers get really hot but I didn't realize HOW HOT. I put my polyester black pants and my uniform vest into the dryer for FIVE minutes and fried them… Continue

Added by Kimberly Barnes on March 15, 2009 at 7:29am — No Comments


I am so ready to leave my job and this god forsaken apartment. I have precious little in the world and I guess it's just as well since it all seems so temporary right now. I got a bunch of stuff stolen from my apartment and I am feeling a little violated right now. Worst is I know it was a friend of my nephews but can't really prove it. It has only shored up my idea of getting rid of all my world belongings and hitting the road. Worst part is that my feelings are hurt and I guess that probably… Continue

Added by Kimberly Barnes on March 13, 2009 at 6:51pm — 2 Comments

Only Three Weeks Until Lift Off

Over the last few weeks my emotions have ranged from overwhelming excitement to gut wrenching anxiety. Right now all I can think is thank God I only have three weeks left to live in this soulless place! I have been here 8 months and in that time the water department project across the street has become more and more invasive. The huff and blow of the construction equipment has become unbearable. The endless hammering and grinding of the construction crew from dawn until dusk grates on my last… Continue

Added by Kimberly Barnes on March 10, 2009 at 2:05pm — 1 Comment

Cold Feet

It's snowing in Arkansas this morning but the snow isn't causing my cold feet. I've got a serious case of the nervous jitters. I've given notice here at the Marriott and will soon be training a new assistant manager. I've given my landlady notice that I will be moving out of my apartment April 1st. I've made arrangements for my two dogs to have good and loving homes with my grown children. I've warned all of my family that I'm leaving including my father who I expected to hit the roof! He… Continue

Added by Kimberly Barnes on February 28, 2009 at 12:59pm — 10 Comments

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