Damn. Alberto Gonzales needs to resign already. Every time he opens his mouth about what he doesn't remember, he sounds dumber and dumber. I've known people with Alzheimer's who have better recall.
I stopped at the grocery store this morning to buy salad fixins' for work. Guess how much they're charging for a pound of Bing Cherries?
SIX FREAKING DOLLARS! Of course, they prettied it up by charging $5.99 a pound, but who are they kidding? That's insane.Between companies hitting us up for their gas costs and the minimum wage increases, consumers are getting zapped everywhere lately.
And when the full minimum wage increase kicks in, we're REALLY going to be feeling it. I stopped at Vitamin World the other day to buy some whey protein because I love having shakes in the summer, even though the whey hates me. The last time I bought it, it cost $25, which I thought was high. Now it's up to $32, so I took a pass. I was reading about a new protein powder on newstarget.com that is plant based, so I'm going to try some of that and see if it agrees with me more.
I love having a banana/strawberry/whey shake with some flaxseed oil tossed in for breakfast in the summer, but after a couple days, I get huge welts on my chest and throat. Plus, the whey is VERY constipating, so I'm hoping this new stuff will be more agreeable to my system.
I know one person who's probably damn sorry she bought me a birthday gift--Overtime Hawg. She left it for me after work yesterday and I called her last night saying I couldn't work for her on the 31st. She was like, "Ooooh," and then she went silent. I honestly think she was trying to work up some tears. Then I said, "I'm sure Boss #1 will work for you," and she said, "But then I'll lose those hours." I thought,
"After ya tried to screw me out of pay last week, do ya really think I'm going to have any sympathy for you?" 14 days off a month, you'd think she'd have PLENTY of time to schedule her damn appointments on her own time. One of my co-workers told me Boss #1 filled in her for a few hours this week because O.H. had a gyne appointment.
That's just ridiculous to be scheduling stuff like that when you're working and expect everyone to kiss your ass and fill in. Anywho, O.H. bought me a small birthstone bracelet from Avon--for AUGUST, despite the fact that this is MAY--and
a small lapel birthstone tac pin--for AUGUST. Her birthday is next week and I'm smelling the obligatory box of candy. Ya know this bullshit has to be a female thing.
I NEVER hear any of my guy friends say, "JoeBlow bought me some aftershave for my birthday so now I have to buy him a damn gift, even though I don't even like him!" No, guys have the common sense and the smarts NOT to buy gifts for people they don't like. C.P. told me he's going to donate to a charity in my name for my birthday gift, and I told him I'd slap him right upside the head if he even THINKS about doing that.
Last time I checked my last name wasn't Rockafeller. I'm not some rich person who can afford to take a pass on their birthday gift. I'm a greedy, gift loving chick and my favorite charity is M.E.
Mr. G is pissed because when Female Offspring #1 graduated h.s., the neighbors gave her $25, and now that their son is graduating, I sent him $25.
He said, "We're just passing money back and forth!"
I said, "Of course we are. Now play nice. Besides, high school graduations aren't a get rich quick scheme."