Tuesday, March 25, 2008

So I Had My Mid Year Review Today

And after working at the company for 19 years there are never any big surprises.
I've worked very hard for them and they have rewarded me in a way I feel is fair

See the problem is my boss is also my best friend since college.

We've both been each others bosses before but that was before it was our "careers".

And honestly I don't want his job. I'm good at mine he is good at his.

But from my perspective it's put a strain on me and him at work as far as our professional relationship.

Now I can still go over to his place and help him mulch all the plant beds in the Spring and he can come over to my place and help me paint the living room but Monday through Friday the strain is there.

So I avoid it and he doesn't bring it up.

Will this hurt my future earnings? No. Will it hurt any advancement in the company? No.

But I don't know a way out of this unease at work with this person who I have known since 1982 and who personally we have been through so much together.

I guess I just have to accept the that this is the way it is.

He has his job to do and I have mine.

It just makes me kinda sad but I guess that's one of those changes we go through in life.

McSame? Really?

Ceiling Cat I am so tired of being afraid of this guy and the chance he could actually win to "No Fracking Way..Even we aren't that dumb are we?"

Discuss amongst yourselves

Sunday, March 23, 2008

An Easter Tree

By special request, the Easter tree:

Cute little wooden Easter ornaments:

These were my mother-in-law's ornaments. Keith brought them back on his last trip to Georgia. She did manage to exact her revenge as all the plastic eggs you see were on fishing line for hangers and hopelessly tangled into a knot. (We cut the fishing line and put more on. So there!)

Happy Easter everyone!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

I've Declared Today

A play day.
Leave the serious stuff for tomorrow

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Fine I'll Sit Here By Myself LOL

That is all


Tuesday, March 18, 2008


The Riches

Eddie Izzard Minnie Driver FX goodness

Oh Yeah Baby

Monday, March 17, 2008

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Tired of It

Wow what are the odds all the talking heads this morning were talking about Jeremiah Wright?

Out of 20 years of sermons they find three very controversial tidbits, throw them out there, and let the sharks start to circle.

Aren't we involved in two military actions overseas?
Isn't the economy going down the toilet faster than I can chug a Budweiser?
Don't we still have a resident at the White House who is blatantly violating the law and taking executive power to unseen levels?

I just think there are more important issues on the table.

On ABC This Week George S just asked "Why the racial divide? Barry X got 9 of 10 black votes in Mississippi?"

Well if I remember correctly Hillary was polling ahead of Barry X at the beginning of this campaign.

Can we finally ditch the concept of African Americans voting as some monolithic block ?

Can we get back to issues that matter?


Saturday, March 15, 2008

I Want To Inform You

I am mean. I am a stupidhead. I am dumb and rotten and just trying to ruin a poor six year old's life.

And so are ALL my friends on the computer.

That means you.

So stop it.

(These charges were leveled at us because I would not allow The Boy to have ice cream without eating his dinner. Cruel, I know, but that's just how I roll.)


Monday, March 10, 2008

Definitive Proof

While putting The Boy to bed tonight, he found a red thread on Silly Dog.* The Boy was about 3 when he got the stuffed animal and it was given to him by his Ahma so it quickly became That Toy(tm)--the one he wouldn't go anywhere without, the one he took with him to bed every night, the one without eyes or nose due to too much love.

He handed the red thread to me between two fingers and said, "I have found evidence...that Santa Claus is real."

I think we might watch a bit too much Discovery Channel.

*Silly Dog is actually the little white dog from the Cat in the Hat that was on sale at Kohl's about 3.5 yrs or so ago.

Translation, Please

Do you speak Teenager(tm)? What about Silly Teenager(tm)? If so, please translate this because I don't get it.

The Girl: ok Hey can i ask u a question, if u promise not to freak out?
Christina: Probably not but go ahead.
The Girl: Promise
Christina: I can't until I know the question. Besides that's an unfair question. Am I not entitled to my emotions? Is it fair for you to attempt to preemptively dictate to me what I may or may not feel? How I may or may not react to something?
The Girl: Fine. What would u do if i applied to a mental hospital?
Christina: Applied as in for a job? Or applied as in to be a patient?
The Girl: Patient
Christina: Why do you think you need to go to a mental hospital?
The Girl: Im just asking
Christina: I would ask you why you thought you needed to go to a mental hospital.
The Girl: lol
Christina: Not saying I don't agree with you. You might benefit from an intensive in-patient stay...
Months, even.
The Girl: maybe.....
Christina: Some Electroshock therapy...
The Girl: no "Official member of the Lightbulb Lobbers Society."
The Girl: /yawn/ im tired. going to take a nap. bye.
Christina: Laundry.
The Girl: ok bye
Christina: What is the "official member" stuff about?
The Girl: Read it. did u get it?
Christina: No.
The Girl: lobbing a light bulb u kno, throwing it
Christina: Yeah, it'll shatter everywhere and make a mess.
The Girl: ::) nm ::<

Okay, what did I miss? Where did it all go wrong?

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Cool Meme stolen from Someone Else

OK I stole this from Becca at No Smoking in the Skull Cave. Becca found it at Erin's place

1. Go to photobucket.com
2. Type in your answer for each question into the PhotoBucket search bar.
3. Choose your favorite photo to represent your answer.
4. Copy the html and paste it here.
5. Answer only in picture form.

1. What is your first name?
fan sign

2. When is your birthday
October,Birthday,Display Picture,Pink

3. What kind of car do you want?

4. Where did/do you go to school?
Texas Christian University

5. What is your favorite season?

6. What is your favorite type of shoe?

7. What is your status?
lost tv show

8. What is your favorite movie?
Holy Grail

9. What is your favorite song?
Dan Fogelberg

10. Who is your favorite Disney character?

11. What is your favorite clothing line?
Levi Jeans

12. What is your favorite vacation destination?

13. What is your favorite dessert?

14. What is your favorite letter?

15. What are you most afraid of?

16. What is your favorite TV show?
Monty Python's Flying Circus

17. What annoys you the most?
John McCain

18. What is your job?
Comic books

19. What is your favorite animal?

20. How old are youe?
Number 46

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

I'm not much for poetry, a lot of the time

But a copy of this one was hanging in, I believe, the bathroom when I was growing up, and it found its way back to my consciousness yesterday.

Not every part is apropos, but much of it certainly is.

(We'll just forgive Mr. Kipling his patriarchal voice, shall we?)

Edited to add: Okay, rereading the whole thing, there's a lot more adversity described therein than I mean to imply I am suffering. But still.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Great We Have a Ray Gun Now

It is called the Active Denial System and is on 60 Minutes right now.

Not sure how I feel about this.

A very valid point was just made on the tee-vee. This would be great for torture.

"Hey you are not on fire you just feel that way. Where's the harm?"

Do I live in the United States?

Someone please remind me