Thursday, December 30, 2010

and now, some homework...

Listen to this song, and participate in the poll  over yonder----------------->
I think what makes this song even more bittersweet is the fact that it was based on a true story and now Dan is gone. I wonder who the gf was and what she thought when she first heard the song and realized it was about their accidental meeting. Sigh. Yep, that's the romantic in me working ovetime again:)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

i'm the only one i know

...who can sit in my own house, mind my own business and STILL get my ass in trouble.

There's a woman I grew up with who now lives in another part of the state, but her parents still live by my mother. She sends me a card every Christmas, and lately has included her phone number, along with the message, "Please call. I'd love to catch up with you."

My mother asked me if I had gotten her card and asked why I hadn't called her because she was anxious to talk to me.

I'm like, "Doesn't the phone work both ways? If she's SO ANXIOUS to catch up with me, why doesn't she just call me?"

Suddenly it was MY FAULT that we hadn't connected, and I was reminded exactly WHY it is that I don't stay in close contact with these friends who have parents that are friends with MY family.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

as Petula Clark once said....

"It's a sign of the times."

Our boss is giving every one a money gift, and we called the employees today and told them about the gift, and that they could pick it up at the office.

One employee called and bitched because we closed at 4 and she worked till 5. She was all attitudy with me and said, 'How am I going to get my bonus?"
I said, "That's not really my issue, but can't you get someone else to pick it up for you? If I had a gift waiting for me, I'm sure I'd find a way to get it."
And she said, "I guess I could get my cousin." Oh, and then she told me to make sure it was taped shut so her cousin couldn't see how much it was, despite the fact that her cousin got the same amount.
I said, "You're welcome," and hung up.

Whoop de frickin do! I'm sure the boss could keep your damn Christmas bonus if it's that much of an effort on your part to pick it up

People amaze me...and not in a good way.

That having been's Petula

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Somebody call 911! I've OD'ed on Holiday Movies!!

Here’s a list of observations after watching one too many holiday movies:

1. Why are the stressed out, overworked people always ad execs?

2. Angels ARE NOT people and people DO NOT turn into angels.

3. Exactly what is Santa’s “naughty or nice” criteria?

4. How many people really come back from the dead at Christmastime? I only know of one, maybe two in my family.

5. If Santa keeps all the letters children write forever, he must have one hell of a filing system.

6. Santa has one hell of a filing system.

7. Why does Santa get all hissy and refuse to work? He only works one farking day a year! And really, the elves get stuck with all the labor.

8. Why does Mrs. Claus always nag? “Dress warmly, Nick. You’ll catch a cold, Nick.” He lives at the North Pole. If he hasn’t caught a cold by now, he never will.

9. Why does everyone around Santa always kiss his ass? Reminds of that Twlight Zone ep with Billy Mumy, “Don’t send me into the cornfield!”

10. Can’t the true meaning of Christmas EVER be gifts? Must it always be about the LOVE?

11. The joy of giving–--could there BE a crappier gift?!

12. Apparently, the secret to a really happy “holiday” movie is to pile miserable life circumstance upon miserable life circumstance until the viewer is so depressed, they’re considering suicide.

13. What exactly IS Mrs. Claus' job besides baking cookies? She has no kids and it's clear the elves do all the work!

14. Speaking of Mrs. Claus, why can't SHE ever deliver the presents when Santa can't? No, the job always falls to one of the kids. Hey, Fatboy, ever heard of Women's Lib?!

15. Why does Tom Arnold persist in thinking he's an "actor"?

that's just the way it is some things will never change

Have they changed the rules for unemployment benefits again?

I recall that way back when Jesus was in Pampers, you were required to get two applications a week (or so)to prove that you were actively seeking work.

Remember that great idea? ACTUALLY TRYING TO FIND WORK?

This seemed to go away for a LONG time, and now suddenly we have people coming into the office FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE of filing out an application so they can continue to get benefits.

Why does this piss me off?
A. I have to get my ass out of bed every morning at 6 am while they stroll into the office around 1ish asking for an application so they can continue to sit home and collect $.
B. It's a freaking waste of OUR manpower and time. We have our interviewer on staff, spending time with these people, when it's apparent from the beginning, they have ZERO INTEREST in getting a job with our company. Why should we waste money having them get drug tested, TB tested or do a criminal background? Most of them don't even have any experience in our field, which would disqualify them automatically.
C.But what REALLY pisses me off is when people say, "Are there any hours?" and I say, "Yes," and they'll blatantly say, "I'll just put down 'there isn't any work available'." These people piss me off every bit as much as the people we have already hired who now say, "Don't give me any more hours, it's messing up my unemployment." Well EXCUSE US. We thought you WANTED a job, not a fucking handout.

Merry Christmas to all members of the Goddess clan!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

another holiday funny from Jay....

Gotta admit, Jay, my holiday favorite from you will always be the S&M snowman with the "Seasons Beatings!" caption:) But these last two are very funny, too.