Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

SCM didn’t take the picture of the final product so alas, I won’t be posting any. I take full responsibility since I blew off his work party which was where the pumpkin carving contest was taking place. Coincidentally, the general manager’s son won first prize. Hmmm. Lol

Hey, it is all about the kids anyway.

Speaking of which, I am taking Anna and her friends to an event at the ice skating rink tonight. For a Flroida kid, she spends half her time on the ice. Her coach is very impressed with her but unfortunately I didn’t start her early enough to be an Olympic contender in the future. Can you imagine at ten being too OLD for something? Cracks me up. However, you never know. If she continues to work hard and enjoy it, something may come of it in her future.

I have finally resolved my health issues. Some minor surgery and poof, no more problems. The testing and the worry seems much worse than the actual “cure”.

Have a fun night guys and to M.S.R. HAPPY BIRTHDAY and many more.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

I Can't Even Draw A Decent Stick Figure

SCM is entering a pumpkin carving contest at work.  He hasn't quite finished it...he still needs to decorate with webs and accessories but I am so impressed.  I will post the finished product and the other entries this weekend.  I know some people really go all out with these things.

Happy Halloween Kids.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

So sorry I haven't been a good blogger lately. My reality seems to be infringing on my writing time and that simply will not do!

As many of you know, I run a small company with about 25 people working under me. That can definitely have its challenges and the past two weeks have piled on more bullshit than I have dealt with all year.

First of all, the secretary administrative assistant fell and broke her arm in three places. You can imagine that injury causes her major duty of typing to be quite the bitch. She has been out for about a month now after some surgery to realign everything with bandaids and crazy glue or whatever it is they use. In the meantime, I replaced her with a temp that I found through an ad on Craigslist.

This temp ROCKS. The position's productivity has increased almost 50% and this is from someone that is still training. However, the major benefit is that she doesn't feel the need to stink up the employee bathroom twice a day like Ms. Broken Bone.

I am only half kidding. I think Ms BB eats road kill covered in shit sauce three times a day. The damage she does to an entire side of the building is that bad.

But I digress.

Ms. BB has been an employee for over ten years. Even though I am a hard ass, I do have some loyality and throwing someone out on their ass because their twice daily dump stinks up the place, because they are slowing down in their old age, doesn't seem like the right thing to do.

However, I do want to keep this temp.

The new woman does annoys the shit out of me with her yammering, but I can deal with a little annoying as long as I keep getting the work out of her.

Besides, once she is perm, I'll just tell her to shut up and get the hell out of my office like I eventually do to everyone that works there.

Ms. Temp definitely wants the job and asks me every other day if I know what Ms BB's status is on coming back to work. Well, as of tonight, her status seems to be she is coming back in another two weeks.

So I need to put on my manager cap and figure out how to increase the budget to load up on the lysol, keep the temp while still finding a position for Ms. BB.

Sigh. I need a vacation.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Kewl Sites for the Kewl Kids

Sappy Site Friday..

Like Post Secret but not. Untold Secrets.

Broken hearted people lament. Dear Old Love.

Have a great weekend folks.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Not Growing Old Gracefully.

Okay, who the fuck took my youth when I wasn't looking? There must be someone to whom I can report this offense. And I intend to prosecute to the full extend of the law G-d Damn It!

It isn't that I feel I am looking particularly ragged lately. As a matter of fact, I have a new hair style that I like and I've lost weight thanks to Dr. Todd's dating regime which included rabbit food and intense exercise. (and he wonders why it didn't work out between us. BAHAHA)

It is the NUMBER that freaks me out. I won't write it here but take my word for it, it is well on its way to being an old bag number. It occurs to me that I am at the age my mother was when she became a grandmother. A GRANDMOTHER??? Kill me now. Even though I can not compete with those hot little numbers that hang out at the bars trolling for sugar daddies, I certainly am in no way ready to be any one's Nana. Fuck that.

I was bored recently and checked out my old high school graduating class on face book. I "friended" several to find out how they were doing. Let me tell you folks, these people that have been in my memory up until now as eighteen year old kids, aren't anymore. They look sooo OLD! I mean of course I am saying how MARVELOUS everyone looks but I am lying.

The scary part is they are saying the same thing to me.

Somebody hold me.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Some Great Sites To Check Out

Razor pointed out that I haven't handled my Friday funny websites for the past two weeks. The problem is if I get too busy to post on Friday, I screw up the flow man.

However, in the interest of interest.. Here are two more of my favs.

Found. A collection of notes and pictures found in various places around the globe. I have two of the books and really enjoy thinking about the people and situations that created these gems.

Passive Aggressive Notes. The name speaks for itself. Some are more aggressive than passive but all are funny.

I also just received a phone call about a job in Manhattan. I apparently did well on the phone interview and they want to meet me in person. I can't believe after being on the other side of the interview process for years that I actually have butterflies.

New York has always been my first choice for a job but they are few and far between especially in this economy. Send good juju my way folks.

Monday, October 12, 2009

I Think a Monday MeMe Is In Order

And I tag all of you kids. Cut and paste the questions onto your blog and let me know if you played.

Why did the chicken cross the road?

He didn't realize his existence has no meaning in the universe.

What was your last thought?

When will my computer be done so I can leave work?

Are you a cat or a dog person?

Definite dog person. Cats are evil.

Define yourself in 3 words...

Bored Bored Bored.

Kill the spider or let it out?

Smash it with a hammer and hang it as a threat to others who want to come in.

Do you shower every single day?

At least once.

Walking past a beggar, spare change or ignore?

A few bucks

Where do you want to travel next?


What is your favorite food?

My Mom's Veal Parm.

Do you read harry potter books? them all.

What is your favorite place?


If you could have one super human power what would you choose?

Mind reading

Have you had a beer in the last week?


Vitamin Water or Gatorade?

Neither. Plain Water

What is your favorite song of all time?

Into The Mystic. VM

When and where was the best picture of you taken?

Seatle Washington 1997.


Self expression? Yeah, I get it but why would you subject your neighbors to this nightmare every day? The article claims there is no law against it and since there is no home owner association, the neighborhood is powerless to do a thing about it.

If someone lives on acres of land, I don't care if they paint their house green with peach polka dots. However, when you are part of a neighborhood, everything you do can effect property values of your neighbors.

Why would a person move into a neighborhood and proceed to alienate the entire block immediately?

You're a dick, we get it. Now repaint your house.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I have been informed I have some medical issues.

Now most people pretty much know they have something wrong with them before actually having their health care provided calling them out of the blue but I can't seem to do anything the normal way. I do not feel sick, I have no symptoms and yet...

...while having some random testing someone, somewhere gazing at a light box across town saw some weird something on an x-ray that didn't seem to belong there.

Two weeks and several hundred dollars worth of co pays poorer, I am still doing the testing/specialist hustle.

Although I work in the health care industry in a limited capacity, I usually don't get down and dirty with those annoying people we call patients. I don't normally deal with their annoying little problems and their annoying little whines and gripes.

That is not my area.

My area is making sure the business aspect of health care runs smoothly and the plastic surgeons get to keep their trophy wives, their annual trips to Greece and their Maserati.

I have to tell ya, I am not loving the other side of the exam table.

I have been CT Scanned, PET Scanned and bed panned. I've been injected, objected and subjected. I've been stabbed, labbed and scabbed.

And still one doctor sends me to another and so on and so on...

All advising..more tests more tests!

I get it docs, it is something that doesn't belong in my body so take it the fuck out!

Feeling fine has never been so exhausting.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Obviously I am busy at work today. :-)

You paid attention during 95% of high school!

85-100% You must be an autodidact, because American high schools don't get scores that high! Good show, old chap!

Do you deserve your high school diploma?
Take More Quizzes

I can't figure out which one I got wrong. How did you do?

Close but No Cigar

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Inland North

You may think you speak "Standard English straight out of the dictionary" but when you step away from the Great Lakes you get asked annoying questions like "Are you from Wisconsin?" or "Are you from Chicago?" Chances are you call carbonated drinks "pop."

The Northeast
The Midland
The South
The West
North Central
What American accent do you have?
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It got the general idea for this New York gal. Take it and see how close it comes to your home town.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

I saw my first Christmas display in the mall tonight.

I know the stores are desperate for business but this is getting ridiculous. Last year when I saw the demon masks next to the angel tree toppers I was aghast but shit, it is barely out of summer for Godsakes!

What really gets me is when I do the count on my fingers..Christmas really isn't that far off. I think that is a sign of getting old. The year goes by so fast that it seems that Easter, Independence Day and Christmas are within a two week period of time.

I've got so much shit going on in my personal life and the office currently that I really wish I could just skip Christmas all together this year. Nevermind that this is always my favorite holiday..the best time of the year for me. I mean I get to shop with absolutely no guilt and what could be better than that? However, the work involved to prep for the holiday in my job is simply overwhelming. Hundreds of gifts to customers, the office Christmas party, figuring out bonuses for everyone with this shitty ass economy and working in my personal chores in between.

It is making me tired just thinking about it.

Come to think of it, having it start now isn't such a bad idea. Gives me more time to get my shit together without freaking out.

Naaaa, Christmas in October is just wrong.