Monday, March 31, 2003

Couple odd and unrelated realizations tonite:

1) My dog loves me sooooooooo much!! In class tonite, we had to get them to lie down and not move no matter what distracted them. So, this guy in class (whose girlfriend was with their dog at the time) was kind of sneaking behind me so his dog wouldn't see him, but neither did I. She sure did! She raised her hackles and growled this low, scary growl. I thought she was just being obnoxious, but the trainer (who doesn't take any crap from dogs) said she was protecting me. I guess I shouldn't be too surprised. Last winter I was with my boyfriend at the time (who Indie didn't know too too well), let's just say I was not in distress, but probably sounded like I was, and Indie almost broke down the door trying to "save me." Lol. How do you explain to the dog that they're good noises? Lmao. I know, too much info, as usual.

2) Looking at the Bars' website, I realized the next show I see will possibly be the weekend of the 11th, with James (if we get to Hog's Trough and aren't scared out of our excessive makeup and pushup bras - haha!), and it caused me to realize that my birthday is only like 6 weeks away. Yeah, I know that sounds crazy. I guess I have just never measured my weekends in any other terms. Can we say "groupie?" Ha ha. So anyway, yeah, my birthday is May 6th, which is a lovely Tuesday this year. So the question is, do I do fun stuff the weekend before or the weekend after? Hmmm... OK, I pick both. :o)

Posted @ 9:52 PM

Sunday, March 30, 2003

So lastnite was awesome fun and I did manage to be out of bed before noon today, which is good, considering I didn't roll in here until like 3:30 this morning, 'cause I ended up being a D.D. (because for some reason the 9 - yes 9!!! - nips of Tequila Rose I drank, and the 3 Coronas did nothing for me and I was sadly sober at the end of the nite, despite having taken a cab from Kerry and Jean's to Scorz in the first place, so I wouldn't have to drive) and gave someone a ride home. Teazer was awesome, but then again, they always are! Their energy and sound are better every time I see them, if that is possible. So great show, guys (and Dee!!) Hysteria was great too, though I don't know why tribute/cover bands have this need to play all the obscure songs that no one but the truly insane diehard fans know, so I was a little sad that I didn't know a lot of what they were playing. Actually, it's probably my shortcoming that I am too young to have owned and obsessively listened to these albums. Whatever the case may be, I was right there with everyone else shakin' my sugar to "Pour Some Sugar on Me," and that was probably the highlight of my evening. I never got to see any of those 80s bands live (DOB 5/6/78, which made me 12 in 1990), so between Teazer and Hysteria, I filled that void at least somewhat!

Anyway, I have massively awful allergies today and have a lot to do, so while I wait for the antihistamines to kick in, I guess I'll go mop the bathroom or something. It's funny, I have been trying to add one chore to the list every week, to work myself up to good maintenance habits. Ha ha. That is so obsessive-compulsive of me. I just don't have a regular routine with cleaning, so it tends to get a little out of control. So I'm off like a prom dress (did anyone besides me hear that phrase a lot in high school?) and will talk to you later. Have a good Monday!

Posted @ 2:20 PM

Friday, March 28, 2003

Today didn't suck! Yippppppppeeeeeeeee! Evidently we made about $7K at work yesterday (average is around $4), so the boss gave everyone a lil somethin'. It's funny, James and I were talking about how working where we do is a lot like being in a dysfunctional/unhealthy relationship and you know you should leave but the goes and does something endearing, and you think, maybe I can do this a little longer... Lol. Damn, this is my life story in more ways than one!

Sarah sent me this link tonite, with the subject of the email being "Subj: You're famous?? Why didn't you tell me?" It's a letter to the editor of the Concord Monitor that I wrote in January of 2000. To be honest, I don't even remember what election was going on, but I was getting so sick of the media hype and smear campaigns and I wrote in. They published it and I was very proud of myself and always wished I had kept a copy. Well, here it is, for you all to enjoy! Ha ha.

The only other funny thing I wanted to share is that my dear Becca sent me an email regarding my Mom-isms and how I remind her of Forrest Gump and didn't post anything about it on here for fear of me or someone else thinking she was being mean. The truth is that I think it's a hilarious comparison and I am all for it!! And on my way home tonite, before I even read her email, I actually thought to myself, I should have a site called "" because she is full of that shit. I love my mom. :o)

And now time for the Friday Five:
1. What was your most memorable moment from the last week? Um...probably at doggie class when I put Indie in a "down stay" and walked almost all the way around the gym and she didn't move. She couldn't take the last few feet as I was returning, but I was so proud of her. Not just because she is doing well, but because I am learning how to bring out the best in her and there is a lot of best to bring!
2. What one person touched your life this week? I won't say who, 'cause I don't want to embarass anyone, but someone gave me a little glimpse into his past troubles and made me put my own shit into perspective. Everyone has their own private hell, 'cause misery is surely on a sliding scale, but it could be worse. Thanks for that, and you know who you are.
3. How have you helped someone this week? Everyday I am helping people, which is the part about my job that I do like. Whether they need help, information, reassurance...
4. What one thing do you need to get done by this time next week? The same shit I need to do every week. Nothing much changes.
5. What one thing will you do over the next seven days to make your world a better place? Lol. Uh...laundry.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Posted @ 7:21 PM

Thursday, March 27, 2003

Bleh. That's all I can say about my mood tonite. Bleh bleh bleh. It's a cross between boredom and fatigue. Bleh.

My mom always taught me to be thankful for the obvious things I often overlook, the things I take for granted, and find happiness in them. So I must say yay that tomorrow is Friday. Yay that my dog is doing great with obedience training and not only heels but is sitting when I stop. Yay that I have all my limbs and am not dying of AIDS. Yay that I have a place to live and a kickass car. Yay that I have a job that pays well, though I might not like it and may be on the search for another one, it beats minimum wage at McDonald's - and no offense to anyone in that market! Yay that I have a great brother and sister. Yay that I am not starving or cold. Yay that I have a small circle of great friends and my life is not full of superficial people. Yay that the sun will come up in the morning and yay that I am alive to see it... Well, more accurately, yay that I am alive to see it if I wanted to, but yay also that I have a comfortable bed and will be in it.

Have a great Friday!

Posted @ 8:09 PM

Tuesday, March 25, 2003

Phhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... I think I need to fast my brain. Like when you don't eat and drink nothing but juice and tea for a week to rid your body of toxins. I need that for my head. I overthink, internalize, analyze, and antagonize myself with thoughts... I know it would probably make me feel better to purge all these things onto paper (or more accurately, onto Blogger), but the truth is that seeing them all in writing only makes them more real to me and hence, more unforgettable. *sigh*

So I will just say that I am happy tomorrow is a day off and I can do laundry and hide from the world. Will probably start putting the resume back together. How exciting. *'nother sigh* Actually, just plain scary. I am like a cat; I hate change. I assess my enviornment (in an abstract way) the way a cat paces around it's territory, making sure nothing has changed, nothing is disturbed. But the only way to grow (stepping away from the feline analogy) is to push yourself, to make yourself experience discomfort. So I have to do it, be brave...

Posted @ 9:43 PM

Sunday, March 23, 2003

Just got back from dinner with Jean and Kerry (seems to be becoming a semi-weekly thing) and I am 99% sure I have made the decision to look for another job. I just called a doctor I used to work with and left her a message to call me, to see if the place she where she works (which is way closer to home for me, which would be nice) is hiring, and if it's not, if she knows anywhere respectable that is, and if she would be willing to write me a letter of recommendation. I don't like how it looks that I will have quit my last 2 jobs (but I guess getting fired would be worse, lol), but I truly feel that in both instances, that was/is the best thing for me to do. As much as I think my boss is well-meaning, I cannot honestly say I feel good about representing him and being associated with him and his practice, and I my needs as an employee are not being met.. And there are so many reasons and factors that go into this. I will feel terrible leaving the people there that I truly admire, but this is a dead-end situation that is only getting more dead. Please forgive me James...

Posted @ 8:36 PM

Thank GAWD I can finally write about the surprise party that went off without a hitch last nite!! It was for the KerrBear and she reads this shit, so I haven't been able to even hint around it. *phew* That was the longest time I have ever had to keep a secret (besides the kind you never tell!) Last year Kerry threw me a surprise birthday party and she threw one for Jean (hubby) in January and we had her totally convinced that we were going to have her party at Scorz next weekend when Teazer is playing with a Def Leppard tribute band and she was all bummed that there'd be no cake or presents because it was at a club (and she probably would have been right, unfortunately.) So Jean and I started weaving a subtle web of little lies to throw her off (that we were going to see The Bars this weekend and Jean told her that I was secretly bringing a cake to the show next weekend and don't tell me she knew 'cause I'd be mad, etc. etc.) There was so much more that went into it - including Kerry's suspicion (which stemmed from top secret email correspondance) that there was an affair of some sort going on either with me or Becca (which made me LMAO!) which I of course can't think of right now, but let's just say it went over well and she had no idea. *huge smile* Mission accomplished. About six weeks of squirrely secrecy have done us right!!

I got a Grab It mop thing to hopefully inspire me to clean the condo. For some reason I find having new and exciting cleaning products to be motivating. Using the same stuff I always do... well, I never get anything done. So gonna try the Grab It mopper and some Kaboom stuff in the bathroom. I am such a sucker, I am what advertising companies pray for, I am the American Consumer. Yeehaw!

That's all I have to say for now. Have a good Monday everyone!

Posted @ 12:04 PM

Friday, March 21, 2003

Oh goody, oh goody! The Friday Five:

1. If you had the chance to meet someone you've never met, from the past or present, who would it be? Damn, these questions are sometimes hard! There are too many to list, but the one that always comes to mind is Tom Robbins, my favorite author. But in a way I would not want to meet him, because he's just such a creative genius and anything I would say to him would seem borderline-retarded in comparison to the things he would have to say, so I guess I'd just like to sit and listen to Tom Robbins. Lol.
2. If you had to live in a different century, past or future, which would it be? I like where I'm at, but I always thought I might have been an 1800s barmaid in another life. I could do that. Sling guns, ride horses and be wild. See pic below.
3. If you had to move anywhere else on Earth, where would it be? I love New England. But hmm... I loved Dominica, in the West Indies. I went there after high school with a bunch of people. Actually, we went to a bunch of different islands, but Dominica was my favorite. It is mostly non-touristy. We stated at a tropical research center and I didn't see a single hotel on the island, though I am sure there are some. But the thing about moving somewhere exotic (or even somewhere boring) is that there is so much I would miss here. So the bottom line is that I wouldn't leave I guess. How boring am I?
4. If you had to be a fictional character, who would it be? Damn. Another hard one. Um... Probably Harry Potter. Well, maybe not. His aunt and uncle and cousin were a bunch of assholes. Well, maybe I could deal with that. The ability to fly and do magic would be awesome. I'd like to be an emaicipated Harry Potter. How's that?
5. If you had to live with having someone else's face as your own for the rest of your life, whose would it be? I think a lot of people are gorgeous, but I am pretty content with my face. Not like I think I have the best face ever, but I just don't feel the need to change it. Lol. I don't know who I would pick if I had to. Solange, my receptionist cohort who recently quit to move to WV with her boyfriend was totally beautiful, but her face on my body would just be plain sad. I'unno! This one is too hard!

That's all I really have to share tonite. Nothing fun and/or exciting is going on. Maybe something cool will happen tomorrow. Until then, please stay tuned. :o)

Posted @ 10:09 PM

Thursday, March 20, 2003

Long day. I worked 10 hours, but it felt like 20. I just need the weekend... Woah!!! Firetrucks and ambulances are flying by here. Eek. That always makes me nervous. Like, that it might be someone I know. Not likely, but still. I always imagine the worst.

Unfortunately, I have nothing interesting to say tonite. Not that I ever do. I just figure I want comments and interaction, so I have to say something, so... Something. Now talk to me!! *big smile*

Posted @ 8:28 PM

Tuesday, March 18, 2003

I look at you like a hungry lion watches a gazelle,
eyes through parted grass, studying movement.
My eyes follow you and my body shivers with the thought
of your taste, the want, the need, to consume you...

This will probably be a whole poem someday, but for now I just wanted to get it down somewhere I knew I wouldn't lose it. I used to write all the time. Then came adulthood and work and responsibility (all very uninspiring as a writer...well, at least uninspiring to me as a writer.) I am hoping to find another muse. In the past, they were all painful, miserable muses, and I wrote because it was the only way I knew how to deal with it. It's high time I wrote about something/somewhere/someone good! So, please accept that as an open invitation for inspiration. :o)

Posted @ 8:07 PM

Monday, March 17, 2003

I just got back from obedience class with Indie and am totally a proud parent right now. She was not perfect, but she was a lot better than some of the dogs there. I was afraid she was gonna be a total spaz. Anyway, just wanted to share that. She's sleeping now. I think she was overstimulated. :o) That's what she needs!!!

Posted @ 8:53 PM

This is just too funny... My mom sent it to me. For anyone who works in veterinary medicine, this will make you laugh and probably cry, when you realize how many of these calls you have actually gotten. And for those of you outside this crazy circle, this is a peek into what is the reality of my job, and why I hate talking on the phone (see Friday Five from last week!)

"Welcome to the Utopia Veterinary Hospital automated telephone system. Please listen carefully to the following options:
-Press 01 to schedule an appointment for your pet.
-Press 02 to have your pet seen immediately.
-Press 03 to speak directly to the veterinarian.
-Press 04 to obtain the veterinarian's home number.
-Press 05 to tell a receptionist or technician your life history, as well as your pets'.
-Press 06 to yell at a receptionist or technician.
-Press 07 to yell at the veterinarian.
-Press 08 to disagree with the veterinarian's diagnosis or treatment plan because you read something different on the internet.
-Press 09 to ask the same question 30 times just in case the answer might change.
-Press 10 if you feel your pet's condition is more important then the emergency patient the vet is currently seeing.
-Press 11 if your pet's condition has persisted 6 months but has suddenly become an emergency and needs to be seen ASAP because you are going on vacation tomorrow.
-Press 12 if your pet hasn't eaten in 10 days and you have only now become concerned.
-Press 13 if you are angry because you declined all treatments and your pet's health is now declining rapidly.
-Press 14 to determine if your pet's condition is serious enough to be seen immediately. If its after midnight, our team of experts will be standing by to debate the issue with you for as long as it takes to agree it can wait until tomorrow.
-Press 15 if your dog hasn't had a bowel movement in more then 8 days, you've only just become concerned, are disabled and have no money and you just want free advice over the phone.
-Press 16 to demand immediate treatment but would like us to hold your check until next month.
-Press 17 if you would like us to re-post-date a previously post-dated check.
-Press 18 if you need to bring in 10 unvaccinated puppies with vomiting and diarrhea and you'll only have $10 in your pocket.
-Press 19 if you plan to arrive at our surgery facility in a new jaguar but can only pay for routine vaccinations at $5.00 a month.
-Press 20 if you get a puppy from a shelter, it comes down with parvo, and you are extremely angry that no veterinarian will treat it for free.
-Press 21 if you want to know if you can refer a friend with "rescues" old pets from euthanasia and will she get a multi pet discount.
-Press 22 if you still consider the cat you've owned for 10 years a stray because now it's sick.
-Press 23 if you would like to euthanize a pet that you cannot afford to take care of.
-Press 24 to find out our busiest times, so that you can ensure that when you show up without an appointment and demand to be seen, maximum chaos will ensue.
-Press 25 if you are not a client but were referred by a friend and you want to call the vet at home in the early a.m. as she is trying to get ready for work and get her kid ready for school as you can talk about your pet who has been seen by another vet but is not getting better and you want to set up an appointment for a second opinion but first you want to know how much an exam will cost.
-Press 26 if you would like to call the vet at home to see if your pet's problem is worth bothering the vet on call.
-Press 27 if you want us to trim the nails on your aggressive 100-pound dog.
-Press 28 if your reptilian pet has been living in a small tank in a cold dark room and has not eaten for 60 days, despite your having offered it several types of chocolates and crisps.
-Press 29 if you pet has removed its bandage because you took off the e-collar, even though we explicitly requested you leave it on.
-Press 30 if you think people have been coming into your house at night and pulling your cats teeth out (and all teeth present on exam).
-Press 31 if you think that your dog is suicidal.
-Press 32 if, even after 3 previous phone calls in which you were told that we are a small animal (ie. mammal) hospital and do not see parrots, you still need clarification of the matter.
-Press 33 if you are allergic to electricity and want all the electric equipment turned off while you are in the clinic.
-Press 34 if you want to know what type of home medical care you need to give your dead rabbit when you pick it up.
-Press 35 if you would like an appointment to strip in the exam room to show the vet (pick one)
1. your skin rash/sore that you think is caused by your pet.
2. your current surgery incisions to see whether they are healing properly and whether or not the vet thinks that the human surgeon did the surgery properly.
3. your old surgery/battle scars so you can boast what a tough person you are and why your pet doesn't need pain meds for its pending surgical procedure.
4. your skin lumps to see if the vet thinks they need to be removed, and whether or not the vet would be willing to remove them instead of going to the human doctor.
-Press 36 if your unspayed 10-uear-old dog has been in labor for over 2 days (when you suddenly realized she is pregnant) and you now suspect something is wrong.
-Press 37 if your "rockwilder got the mange".
-Press 38 if your 200-pound newfie has ingested 5 Hershey kisses and you're worried he will die.
-Press 39 if you have already given your kitten Tylenol and want to know if it was the right thing to do.
-Press 40 if your dog was neutered 6 weeks ago and you are angry because the testicles were removed.
-Press 41 if you want your dog to be spayed but you want the doctor to come to your house and crawl under the porch to do it because she will not come out!!!"

Posted @ 12:36 PM

Sunday, March 16, 2003

Had a great entry posted and AOL ate it... Not sure what the problem is. Something's bein' a bitch, that's for sure. Anyway, there is no point in trying to recreate it, so I will just leave you with this:

I have spent the last 29 minutes getting over the worst case of hiccups ever (lasted a full 24 mins), cutting the starchy weird stuff out of the front of my new CBGB hat (the stuff that makes it impossible to adhere to the shape of your head - even with years of breaking in - and gives you the appearance - no matter how distinguished you may actually be - of a 18-wheel trucker) and losing a good blog entry. It is now time for T.V. or bed or maybe both. Have a good Monday!

Posted @ 11:19 PM

Friday, March 14, 2003

I got anti-depressents for the dawg today. I am kinda having issues with giving up and medicating her... But I myself was on a lot of shit for a long time, and have only been dealing with life over the influence (as opposed to under the influence) since May, when I lost my insurance. So maybe she just needs a little help to get her shit together, like I did. Here's hoping.

This week was odd and miserable. I for some reason neglected to mention (probably 'cause I was pissed about it, lol) that I fucked up my back carrying a crate of 5 or 6 11-pound puppies into an exam room from the parking lot. So I didn't work yesterday, I just sat on the couch and went stircrazy and cozied up with my heating pad. Oh, and drooled from the cyclobenzaprine. (Yeah, I still have some drugs left, but none of my favorites. Lol.)

And now on to the Friday Five:

1. Do you like talking on the phone? Why or why not? Not really. I need to be stimulated more than that. I get bored. Plus, I talk to about 200 idiots a day at work (and I am not being a bitch, there is some weird breeding going on up in the neck of the woods in which I work), so the last thing I enjoy when I am not working is more phone time.
2. Who is the last person you talked to on the phone? A client (at work.)
3. About how many telephones do you have at home? One cordless and one regular for when/if the power goes out.
4. Have you encountered anyone who has really bad phone manners? What happened? See answer to number one. Most of the people I talk to on the phone during the day have bad phone manners; screaming at kids, chewing/eating/crunching in my ear, putting me on hold when they called us and there are two other lines ringing, CWI (calling while intoxicated)...
5. Would you rather pick up the phone and call someone or write them an e-mail or a letter? Why or why not? I would say that is 50/50. Sometimes you just really need to "reach out and touch someone," and actually hear them. Other times a nice letter or email is sufficient. Especially if you have to tell someone something they don't want to hear. Letters/emails are a totally cowardly way to do it, but at least you can edit and make it say exactly what you want, instead of stammering like an ass.

Posted @ 9:01 PM

Wednesday, March 12, 2003

I think my dog is depressed. :o( And working where I do, I should know what to do about it, but I don't. *sigh* Everything just feels wrong right now. I think I need to get laid and I need some sunlight. Any takers? Wanna wisk me away to a warm place and lavish some lovin'?? C'mon, someone must wanna!

Oh, and while I am thinking of it, thanks for bearing with my rearrangements and HTML madness. I have internet A.D.D. I will be putting pics back up soon and moving stuff around some more.

Have a good nite everyone. :o)

Posted @ 7:37 PM

Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Got an email from a friend of mine who is having the same issues I am right about now... I sent her this:

"[Name withheld to protect the potentially embarassed], I love you and you know that and I think you are beautiful at any weight. I myself was never thin, just less fat, so I don't look back as sadly as you do. But I have found that dwelling and reminiscing about times past is only a source of misery - I know you know this, too, so now it is I who am rambling. You are always just you, whatever size and shape and you are your harshest critic. Shit happens - we all get older, things sag, we get stretchmarks and cellulite. I have this threory - nothing really special I guess - that most of the misery of human kind is generated by feeling shitty for not being able to change things that cannot be changed. I have this friend Cynthia who is in a perpetual state of misery because she can't achieve total happiness. And the ironic thing is that she thinks she's a failure for something that not she nor anyone else can have. Yup, seriously rambling now. My point is, don't dwell on how things were, dwell on how things are and in what ways you can make positive changes. And with that, I am gonna kick my own ass and take my own advice. I love ya, don't forget it!"

I am too fucking irritated about my day and the state of affairs at work to blog about it. I am afraid steam will shoot out my ears. So I'll spare you. *wink* That's all for now.

Posted @ 8:54 PM

Monday, March 10, 2003

Not much to report. I just got back from my first K9 obedience class. First class, we don't bring the dogs. It's the human training part. I think I did OK. Lol. Indie is not real keen on the heeling, but she does stop and sit when I stop, which is good. I have always walked with her on the right and they have to heel on the left, so she's a little confused. We practiced outside for a few minutes tonite - too cold to stay out long! Anyway, I am more nervous about my performance than hers, but we'll see how it goes. For $100, I am damn well gonna learn something and Indie better too!

Just FYI, I have gotten bored with this layout and color scheme, so I will be working on another over the next few days...week, maybe two. I'unno. And to my darling Jay Bailey: you can kiss my ass. *wink* This layout has been up for more than 2 weeks! *sticks out tongue* Lol. Anyway, forgive any color/font/style clashing for the mean time. It'll be OK in the end.

The only other news is that I bought a Tony Little Gazelle Edge glider thingy on eBay so I can get dis ass back into shape. At least high school shape, which was still round, but all curves and looked good. Remember in high school when you thought you looked like shit and your life sucked and then almost 10 years later you realize those were indeed the good ol' days? Just like everyone told you they'd be and you were like "yeah right!" Well, it has happened. I admit it. Anyway... So we'll see what happens. I tend to have an addictive personality, so if I can just get myself addicted to gliding while I watch Animal Planet (to which I am obviously hopelessly addicted), we'll be good to go.

That is all. Have a good Tuesday. :o)

Posted @ 9:27 PM

Sunday, March 09, 2003

The Teazer show last nite was awesome. Tons of energy, sounded great. And Jean wore the wannabe black leather pants with the silver studs and zebra crotch and ass. Mmmmmm. *wink* (You know you're eating it up!) We also sold almost all the T-shirts. I feel bad that they didn't all go, but it was only their 2nd major function (not including the bachelor party up north), so things are just getting cooking I think. It was a good scene. Except that I forgot my eye drops and my contacts were about to fall out of my head and take my eyeballs with them by the end of the nite. I think I need to just get a ton of those little bottles and keep them everywhere I go.

The KerrBear did something totally unexpected and I am still trying to believe she meant it how she meant it. She got both of us a silver ring with a little dragon layed into it, in lieu of the cheezy "best friends" hearts, where each of you takes a half. I thought she was kidding on this reasoning, but she says she's not. Meaning it has the sentiment of a best friend heart thing. Woohooooooo! It has been a fucking million years since I had those. Probably since I was like 11 or 12. So yes, KerrBear, I am still thinking about this and thank you to pieces. Now I have to get you something. Lol.

Oh, and on the note of last nite, 3 members of the Bars turned up, including Kenny, who deserves an honorable mention for hanging out at the truly cool table, which was mine. Ha ha. (So there's your plug, you studly thing you.)

Consumers beware: the Alavert I bought is useless. Not even touching my allergies. :o(

Anyway, I clearly don't have anything interesting to say, so I will be on my merry way. I have today and tomorrow off which I am psyched about. This also means I don't have to lift a finger today and procrastination is king. Or queen. Lol. Later, Taters.

Posted @ 11:06 AM

Friday, March 07, 2003

Imagine sucking shit through a straw and that is more fun than my week. Ugh. I won't dwell, I will reiterate the shit sucking comment and hopefully you get the point. And if you read my crap from Tuesday...yes, it got worse.

Friday Five, anyone?

1. What was the last song you heard? Don't remember. Some teeny bopper shit on 105.5, which is my guilty pleasure station that I listen to in the car. It's so trendy and pop it's sickening, but it's mindless and nice to unwind to.
2. What were the last two movies you saw? The second Harry Potter and before that I don't remember. That's sad, isn't it?
3. What were the last three things you purchased? I got a couple bags of snacks (Applewood Barbecue chips - mmmmmm! - and Smartfood) for my nice coworkers and a cup of coffee and a couple bottles of water...and a pack of butts because I am a stress smoker. *smacks self* I never buy only three things at a time.
4. What four things do you need to do this weekend? Sell shirts at the Teazer show, clean my room which looks like a bomb went off, pay bills, do laundry. The usual shit.
5. Who are the last five people you talked to? Dr. Dave, Mandoo (nickname, yes, and it was via IM), Jamie, Kevin, Jen. All work-related! Ugh. I have to stop letting my life revolve around work!

I'm gonna go watch Animal Planet. Don't laugh. It's a vice that won't pickle my liver, give me a hangover, trackmarks, nosebleeds or an STD, right? So bring it on!

Posted @ 8:06 PM

Tuesday, March 04, 2003

Ugh. So this is the current scoop: Solange, my receptionist cohort who was hired in December quit w/no notice yesterday to move to West Virginia to be with her boyfriend. As much as we all probably should be mad at her, she was just too wonderful to dislike and the truth is, if I had true love I'd blow this joint too. So today sucked being solo (for the most part), and the sucking was compounded by the fact that the boss was due back from vacation this morning in time to see appointments and did not show. All last week we were speculating on his exact return date/time anyway because he didn't bother to tell anyone, but settled on Tuesday morning because he had a full schedule booked and it made sense. Why wouldn't he be back? He told Jen he'd be back, and she was the one housesitting for him, so we went with that answer. So all friggin morning I was - without Solange, remember - making calls trying to stop people from coming in because a) they are often a bunch of die-hard fans of the boss and won't see "that other doctor" and b) "that other doctor" was supposed to be in surgery and couldn't do both that and a full morning of appointments. *sigh* The boss turned up around noon and was almost indignant when he said, "I'm not seeing appointments this afternoon," and shrugged his shoulders when I said I had been racing to unbook him all morning... so I had to call and reschedule the whole afternoon/evening, too. This pisses me off for soooooo many reasons, but the worst 2 are that it is just horrendously inconsiderate and unprofessional and that he got an attitude with me, as if I should have just magically known what his intentions were. Everyone was pissed off today. It sucked. Thank goodness for my Wednesdays off. I woulda quit today if I didn't need the money and had even slightly less self control. And I feel so badly for my dear James-es (there are 2 now) and Sarah and Jen who needed a theraputic exit as badly as I did today, but are still there. (I left early to go for an eye appointment.)

Anyway... Sorry to be a whiny bitch. I just hate work crap, I hate inconvenience, I hate not being able to work professionally and efficiently because of someone else's issues with organization and planning. Sarah and Sharon (long-time employees) are going to have a talk wit da boss on Friday and will hopefully be able to effect change. I hope so, 'cause I can deal with things the way they are. Toodleoo for now.

Posted @ 7:03 PM

Sunday, March 02, 2003

I am a slacker. Tired and grouchy and don't have anything interesting to say. Can anyone explain this to me? It's cool, but mucho frustrato. How the hell does it work???

Well, I am off to get groceries and clean the condo. Unless I get sidetracked by Animal Planet, as has been the case lately!

Posted @ 9:43 AM

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