C'mon and get me you twist of fate
I'm standing right here Mr. Destiny
If you want to talk well then I'll relate
If you don't so what cause you don't scare me
[rant] If I have to explain one more time to an elected official or the bonehead over at admin that we can't regulate the content of the message on billboards, well, I'm just going to take the rest of the day off and sit by the pool. [/rant]
Is the message "I got my crabs at Dirty Dick's Crab House" that offensive? Huh? Is it? Oh wait, I'm in the bible belt. Never mind.
I envy you folks that have the gonads to prohibit these damn eyesores.
What would RJ do?
"Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking?" Zoolander
And if it ever gets a bit depressing, we could always pick up with where we left off in Teh Vague Who's on First?
Folks, be prepared for Part II.
This Bear gets to see family today! Woo-hoo!
My son, his wife, and my two granddaughters will be arriving at our den this evening. I am preparing a huge batch of "Sloppy Bears" (aka "Joes"), I am making a big coconut and whipped cream cake. Adult beverages are on ice, Katie has been a non-stop cleaning machine, I have been doing some minor repairs (such as the shower door pin). Yesterday I cut-up a stack of firewood, so it would fit inside the fire pit device. The goodies for "smores" are in the closet, ready for nightfall. Woo-hoo!
My son and his family moved to Portland, OR in January, 2007. They purchased a house in suburban Lake Oswego, OR. They love the northwest.
My DIL and the granddaughters were in for a funeral, in October, 2007. My son and I met at a Cincinnati Reds baseball game, in May of 2008. (He was in Cincy for a convention.) My DIL and the youngest GD, Luna, were in last September.
It will be nice. But it also says something about the way that American families have spread-out. And it puts a stamp on statements about young people exiting the "rust belt" because of opportunites that exist elsewhere.
This is directed to all department/division heads, managers, and supervisors: Don't bang your administrative assistant. It will ruin two families and two careers. The story has been buried and won't appear in the local media. (What were they thinking? )
Now go forth and behave professionally in the work place.
What would RJ do?
Part of the joys of living in the deep south in the middle of a pine forrest....
A power outage affecting more than 300 Mississippi Power customers Tuesday morning was caused by a squirrel.
The critter crawled into a Petal substation knocking out approximately 350 customers around 8:20 a.m.
Power was restored to more than half of those customers within 20 minutes, according to Mississippi Power spokeswoman Cindy Duvall. The remaining 100 customers without power had electricity after roughly 30 minutes.
Duvall said incidents with animals occur from time to time.
When did I go from Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi?
If your Dept. Coordinator is living with one of your Building Inspectors, don't be surprised when domestic spats turn into Public Displays of Dissatisfaction at the front counter. And when it does happen, ignoring it will not make it go away, and only breeds discontent with the other employees in the area.
Now that the Dept. Coordinator has been caught in the act with another employee, the tension level in the building has increased ten-fold. But no public arguments so far! I'm just waiting until I get my RIF letter - I am so looking forward to getting away from my coworkers!!
"We do not need any other Tutankhamun's tomb with all its treasures. We need context. We need understanding. We need knowledge of historical events to tie them together. We don't know much. Of course we know a lot, but it is context that's missing, not treasures." - Werner Herzog, in Archaeology, March/April 2011
my random thought for today is:
I feel like I am Tom Cruise in the movie The Firm...
Building owner asks me to meet him at the site. We introduce ourselves and he discusses the problems with the parking lot."Obviously", he says "the lot's too small". "Nah", says I, "the building's too big."
Apparently, this thought had never entered his mind.
I live and work in a city that provides electricity. This is usually the explanation I get when the power goes out here, I questioned it one day. The Electric Superintendent left and brought me a squirrel that died from an oblivious case of electric shock. I'm still not sure that the squirrel I saw was the case of the outage. I need more evidence to convince me that a squirrel was involved, a squirrel with a Don King hair-do is not going to do it. I want witnesses and interviews with the squirrels friends and neighbors so that i can be convinced that a the squirrel was the cause. I also would like to know if the squirrel acted alone or if there is some bigger conspiracy that is occurring.