November 12th, 2009
|04:16 pm - Oh Aqua, you horrible part of the late 90's...|
I was in line at Dominick's today buying lunch, when the cell phone of the balding, middle-aged man in line behind me goes off.
It played Barbie Girl.
I nearly didn't make it out alive.
Current Mood: amused
November 6th, 2009
|09:14 am - Yes, we really are big dorks...|
So Halloween was fun, mostly because of the kick-ass costume I made for Bob, Zoe, and me. So kick-ass I thought I'd share:
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Current Mood: complacent
September 28th, 2009
|09:52 am - Proof there is a call for a "your mom" joke in any situation...|
I'm not really up-to-date on my knowledge of politics. I never really get into them, and usually don't have a strong opinion one way or another because I am intelligent enough to admit that I know I'm under-informed and therefore should keep my mouth shut. I'm one of those people who will probably never claim a political party, and I'm ok with it.
With that said...
I've started reading a lot of news stories online at work, mostly because I have nothing to do and feel reading the news is much better than wasting time on Facebook at the workplace. I don't feel as much as a slacker this way. I realize our nation is having major issues with this whole health care dealie, and I openly admit I don't even know/fully understand the basics of each side's arguments.
But I do understand this much:
You are a highly over-paid senator who really doesn't care about the people who elected you to office when you argue that maternity care should not be mandatory for employers to carry for employees:
Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), broke new ground defending an amendment he'd proposed that struck language from the bill defining which benefits employers are required to cover -- in this case, basic maternity care.
"I don't need maternity care," Kyl said. "So requiring that on my insurance policy is something that I don't need and will make the policy more expensive."
Dear Mr. Douchebag-Senator: Just because you personally don't have a vagina and will never have to go through the excruciating pain of childbirth does not mean those of us who do have and love our vaginas wouldn't appreciate a little reliable TLC for our babies and womanly parts. Love, Me.
Seriously, that statement right there, the selfishness and ignorance of this one Republican senator is almost enough for me to swear allegiance to the Democratic Party...especially when I read the response to his statement:
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), interrupted Kyl: "I think your mom probably did."
The amendment was defeated, nine to 14.
Oh Democratic Debbie, I don't know you, but how I love you so....
PS- Got this story from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/25/kyl-i-dont-need-maternity_n_300367.html if you're interested...there's a video I can't watch yet because I'm at work...
Current Mood: unbelievable
September 24th, 2009
|09:14 am - Win!|
I don't know how I missed this one yesterday:
Mississippi police use Taser, handcuffs on wayward emu
Current Mood: amused
September 23rd, 2009
|11:58 am - Just thought I'd share...|
...some of my favorite headlines this week:
Can men be taking to eyebrow grooming?
City advertises porn on website by mistake
Kids send Marcus the lamb to slaughter
Player knocked out - then ambulance crashes
Six Ugandan cricketers missing in Canada
Sleep-deprived doctors told to drink coffee
British graduate scores in sandwich-board job hunt
Frenchman arrested for driving drunk to police station
SC teen bags 10-foot alligator with a crossbow
Naked man, 91, holds drunken intruder at gunpoint
Naked man riding motorcycle charged with DUI
Indonesian woman gives birth to 8.7 kilo (19.2 lbs) boy
And my personal favorite:
Facial hair dazzles at the World Beard and Moustache Championships
Current Mood: chipper
January 21st, 2009
|11:39 am - Just a little shout out...|
...to the guy standing behind me on the Metra:
Thank you for picking my pockets, and not taking my gloves. And thanks for stealing my half-full bottle of Aldi brand vitamin water out of the side pocket of my bag. I was really thirsty the rest of the ride home, but if you needed it that badly, I hope you enjoyed it. And if you didn't choke on it, I hope you get this monster head cold I've been stuck with the last month.
oh yeah, and I'm losing my job at the end of the month. Yay for freaking out.
Current Mood: grrr
November 24th, 2008
|01:53 pm - Just another perk working with Bo...|
Here's what I had for lunch today:
Its called a nilgai, which is an African deer.
Between two pieces of bread smothered with barbeque sauce, I call it delicious.
Current Mood: full
October 31st, 2008
|10:17 am - Hail, Caesar!|
So I'm in the office, overhearing a marketing business call involving my boss, his business partner, and a bunch of incompetent property managers/marketing/leasing people...and while it amazes me at the stupidity of people (not Bo or Bill but the people in boise), I have to admit it was rather amusing, after the fact of course, to see Bill storming around the office and (rightfully) yelling in the phone....dressed as a Roman.
Happy Halloween, everyone!
Current Location: work
Current Mood: crazy
September 24th, 2008
March 10th, 2008
|06:28 am - going nowhere fast|
it's just barely 6:30 in the morning, and i don't have to get up until 7 for work. i've been up since 3 after going to bed around 12:30. i woke up wide awake for no reason, and couldn't for the life of me go back to sleep. actually, i woke up thinking about one of my individuals, and dreading having to go to his house later today because lately he's been feeling punchy, and has already left me in bruises.
i know i say this repeatedly and everyone is more than likely tired of hearing about it, but i need to get out of that hellhole of an agency. it has gotten beyond bad for me; last week i broke down in uncontrollable sobbing twice. i can't keep up with the workload because they just keep piling more on- i never caught up the 2 years of paperwork that was never done by the case worker before me, and i haven't stayed on top of current work because i've been playing catch-up, and sometime in the next 10 days DHS is going to pop in for a survey, and i just know one (or more) of my charts will be pulled, and i'll be fucked royally because i will be held responsible for everything.
and it hasn't been for a lack of trying that i am still at trinity. i have sent my resume to literally hundreds of people and companies. i've responded to more job postings than i can count. i have been on dozens of interviews and done extremely well; i'm always called back for a second interview, i always make it to the final decision. but always, ALWAYS, something beyond my control comes up and i don't get the job ("our CEO decided to go with the temp agency we have a contract with instead," "we decided to go with someone more experienced," "someone from within the company decided they wanted the position after all," etc.). i can't even express how frustrating it is to keep calling these people or checking my email multiple times a day, all to be told, "sorry, but you're just not good enough."
the last three months i've been feeling on the edge, on the verge of a complete mental breakdown. lately i've actually been worried about having to be hospitalized if it keeps going like this. i am constantly on the verge of tears, and i've had mini-panic attacks, something that hasn't happened since sophomore year of college when i found out mom had cancer. obviously my sleep pattern is fucked with, since i'm clearly not sleeping much. add to all this severe financial strain and some relationship issues and you might as well strap me into a strait jacket and haul me off to a rubber-padded room.
i'm only 23. this is too much responsibility, even for me, a relatively responsible person. how the hell can i be held accountable for the lives of 17 other individuals when i can barely keep my own life straight? this has gone beyond being over my head; my feet are weighted down with cinder blocks and i'm sinking fast. honestly, at 23, childless and not married, i should only be concerned about me. but i don't get the luxury of thinking about myself. ever.
i have always loved helping others. i have always volunteered my time and resources for the benefit of others who need it. but for the first time ever, i don't want to. i don't want to help anyone with anything that does not directly benefit me in some way. and that complete and total apathetic selfishness scares the shit of me most of all.
Current Mood: anxious