Tuesday, October 30, 2012

I Spy With My Little Eye

I really need a mug.  I asked Joe Black to bring me back one from Orlando. Wonder if he'll remember. In the mean time, I'm using Styrofoam which is killing Trish the Dish quite slowly.

In the above picture, you can find the following things:
- Teapot full of peppermint tea
- R2D2 if he were a mouse
- love letter that is acceptable to be seen in public
- Sweet n Low, the only sweetener I use, a family favorite since 1965
- My brother, Hubs, me and Mom (though you can really only see me and Kylae

Monday, October 29, 2012

Le sigh

Here is Gigantor and Utah (AKA: The Bobsey Twins) looking sweet in their pastels. 

And then a picture of Trish the Dish doing a runway walk.

It's been a silly day.

Music Monday - I'm Shakin performed by Jack White

Here's the dude Ogg dancing to the Jack White cover of "I'm Shakin", originally performed by Little Willie John.

I don't know why, but the Jack White version reminds me of Halloween.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Trish's Toes

I've mentioned how awesome Trish the Dish's feet are. Check out her Halloween inspired tootsies!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

Oh noes, heeeelp me!

Music Monday - T.Pain and Flo Rida "Low"


This song was in a dream I had last night where me and my blond five year old daughter (after she animorphed from a fuzzy big dog into a little girl) were chasing after "Grandma" (who was not my mother) all the way to Sweden, staying in a hotel for a special rate because we were teaching the community how to sing and dance a Korean pop song.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Strong Enough for a Man, but Made for a Woman

Recently, I went with Trish the Dish to Staples to pick up some supplies (SUPPLIES!!!) for work.  Walking past the pen area, I noticed the new "Bic for Her" pens. Yes, the much joked about lady-pens. A much better written posting about Bic for Her pens

I. Had. To. Have. Them.

Initially, I gave them to JJ as a joke. But he is far too manly to use them. Likely, his deathly gorilla grip man paws would break the writing instruments into a thousand sad pink and purple shards. So I not-so-secretly took them back and decided to keep for myself.

I couldn't decide if I wanted to start with the purple or the pink first. Being the VERY girly girl that I am*, I decided to go back and forth between the two like a cheap harlot. Taking both pens in hand, I dialed in to a conference call and got ready to take notes.

Little did I know, Bic for Her pens have been magically enchanted for ladies!
I couldn't seem to write about the latest sales forecast and measured media impressions; instead I ended up with a scary looking pig, a unicorn, roses and a rainbow!  OMIGOD Bic Pen for Her? What the frak!

Next I took the pens to Adame to see what would happen if he used the super special lady-pens.
"Bic for her pen and in two colors!!! What makes this different from a regular pen? It's a nice pen, for a girl. - Adame"

So apparently men can still communicate effectively with the Bic for Her pens. Albeit, in two colors and a slightly sexist way.

Bic for Her pens. Next up: Bic for her staple removers.

*So not a girly girl.

Overheard in the Office - Q3 2012

  • Water is GOOD for you!
  • Is her a lot older than you? 
  • I don't know how to land a plane. You don't know how to brand something. Go land a &$%&(@)# plane!
  • It's called SMART but there's nothing smart about their org chart. 
  • We CAN stand peeing, but we don't want to. But it's a great quad work out. 
  • These people aren't camping here. 
  • It's all about the human touch.
  • That's why the she-urinal didn't catch on. 
  • I have a date with an 85 year old. so it should wrap up early.
  • Well, I don't crave dirt so....
  • I couldn't get enough suger in my pie-hole.
  • Oh, Bernie does! See? There's another black guy who golfs.
  • Omigod, funeral homes are way too trusting.

Monday, October 8, 2012


Of the seven people on our work team, four are offsite for various business; leaving only myself, Tom and JJ behind to be all "markety". To add to that, Adame isn't here either, so it's really, really quiet.

I like days like today. I get a lot of random stuff done. Like trimming back my plant.

 Stevie* has been looking pretty sad. I think I need to replant with fresh soil so it is getting more nutrients. I opted to cut back its stems and get to the freshy fresh leaves. Maybe if Stevie got REAL light instead of fluorescent, it would do better. As they say in Montreal, "c'est la vie."

* Stevie has not indicated if it is male or female, so we are holding out any assumptions of gender.

Music Monday - Snow Patrol "Just Say Yes"

Friday, October 5, 2012

Conversations with a Goober

From: Black, Joe
Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 5:49 PM
To: G
Subject: X Agenda

Hey do you wanna work on the agenda for our meeting tomorrow (Friday).

Im thinking it will just probably be like 3-4 topic points. But let’s get aligned.  I also am scheduling a meeting with X, in X, if you want to attend.  she’s gonna bring me up to speed on everything X from a 3rd floor perspective.


From: G
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2012 9:50 AM
To: Black, Joe
Subject: RE: X Agenda

What meeting today? Yes, please include me with X.

From: Black, Joe
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2012 9:51 AM
To: G
Subject: RE: X Agenda

HUH! I was asking silly billy if you wanted to MAKE a meeting for today.

From: G
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2012 9:53 AM
To: Black, Joe
Subject: RE: X Agenda

Uh, you didn’t ask… you said “for our meeting tomorrow” …  I’m meetings spent today. Monday any time before 11 is good.

From: Black, Joe
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2012 9:54 AM
To: G
Subject: RE: X Agenda

“Hey do you wanna work on the agenda for our meeting tomorrow (Friday).”

Soooooo, because it didn’t end in a question mark you are gonna front me out that this aint a question.  Don’t be a Mitt. :)

From: G
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2012 9:59 AM
To: Black, Joe
Subject: RE: X Agenda

No, what you should have said was “Hey, do you wanna meet tomorrow to work on an agenda for our X visit on 10/18?”
“Hey do you wanna work tomorrow (Friday) on the agenda for our meeting?”

That makes more sense.

From: Black, Joe
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2012 10:05 AM
To: G
Subject: RE: X Agenda

Hey do you wanna !!!

From: G
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2012 10:08 AM
To: Black, Joe
Subject: RE: X Agenda


From: Black, Joe
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2012 10:14 AM
To: G
Subject: RE: X Agenda

Blueberry pancakes

Bullets, Boobs and Bandages

Trish the Dish has to go to Montreal for work next Monday. Having not been to Montreal, I'm a little jealous. But it's work and she'll be away from Bob and Harley and Ricky Bobby* ... and it's her BIRTHDAY! Well that kinda stinks. Working on your birthday? I seem to remember someone saying early on that you get to take your birthday off work, but hasn't seemed to happen for anyone yet.

So what do good friends do? They go to the gun range.

Hubster and I met up with Trish the Dish on Wednesday evening; it was Ladies' Night (oh what a night!) where we only had to pay $5 each for a lane. NICE! She had only shot skeet before, so we started easy with the .38.
I should also note that you are NOT supposed to take photos on the range. I forgot. My bad. I captured this one and then put the phone away. Sorry!!

We took turns. She was a natural. Changed up to the 9 mm, much easier and she was a better shot. Long story short, we had a great time. This is how happy she was afterwards.
Best. Birthday. Ever. So now we just need to come back and play Battleship or Five card with the new targets we heard about.

Oh, and the 9 mm pinched me and took a little chunk out of my pinkie.

* One of those is her husband, try to guess which one.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

What's wrong with this picture?

Or maybe it is... tell me what is AWESOME about this picture?

Belated Music Monday

Having a "challenging" couple of work days and this brightened me right up.

One, it's the song... it's so damn happy and perky.
Two, the faces of the people on left are hilarious.
Three, when dudes start jumping in to sing along.

I don't know SteveKardynal... but I kinda heart him.