Thursday, November 20, 2008

I'm almost famous

You should watch the news tonight.

Now, I won't necessarily be ON it. I will be the person that was annoying the newscaster while she redid the segment she was doing in one of my stores today, over and over and OVER again.

While standing in front of the display that I needed to get a picture of.

I am really hoping that they use the one that she was glaring at me in. I got tired of the whole "fake laughing when she was screwing up" thing that she had going on and just went ahead and did what I needed to do while she was trying to translate what "Walk up the aisle and around the corner while saying your line" meant.
Geez...some people have NO sense of humor.
or urgency.

Friday, November 14, 2008

A meeting of the minds

I am all packed and ready to go camping. This weekend is the 100 year celebration of the Boy Scouts so we are going as a family. It should be noted that this is the first time that I have went camping since I was a small child. Of course Mad Hatter is not really happy with me because some of the essential things that I am bringing with me are not things that he believes belongs with camping.
First, is my moisturizer. Hello! I dont go ANYWHERE without my moisturizer. And it's not like I packed all of my makeup or anything.(Well at least none that he knows about)
Then there is the sheets and blankets for the air mattress. There is no way in hell I can sleep all cooped up in a sleeping blanket. Geez.
How about the cutting board and the disinfectant cleaner? Those are important, I would think.
Hand sanitizer........never leave home without it.
I threw a hot pad into the bag and he almost had a seizure. I asked him if, while cooking, he has ever had to grab something to pull the pan off the fire cause it was too hot and he finally shut up about that one.
He even had a problem with me bringing my camera and extra batteries. I just don't understand the man.
So see, this should be a very interesting experience. If we can make it though this weekend without Mad Hatter shooting me then I will be back on Sunday to tell you how it all went.
If, of course, I don't freeze to death out there since it is supposed to be 30 damn degrees.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Is Today Monday and Someone Forgot to Tell Me?

The day started out as pretty normal. Woke Caterpillar up and told him to get ready for school. When he came out of his room Mad Hatter noticed that he was wearing the jeans that he wore yesterday and they weren't looking so healthy, if you know what I mean. So he told him to change. Caterpillar told him that he was wearing clean jeans so Mad Hatter went into his bedroom and checked the clothes hamper for the ones he wore yesterday. Guess what? They weren't there. So, he told Caterpillar to "CHANGE NOW!"
I was in the bedroom and MH was in the kitchen when Caterpillar came out of his room, yelled goodbye and ran out the door. A couple minutes later MH went into his room to check the dirty clothes hamper and lo and behold, there sat a pair of jeans. Folded up jeans that had not been worn at all.
Instead of changing his pants the little cretin pulled a clean pair out of the closet and threw it in the hamper.
So I go to work. I am in a Best Buy where several weeks ago I had a GPS reset. This store could not find the new demo units and I have searched the backroom over. I have spoken with every single person that works in that store that would possibly know anything about it nobody has a clue where it is and they all claim they have never seen it.
I have gotten several emails and phone calls about these missing demo units and I have given names of people they can call to verify this fact.
Guess what I found today? The stupid box of demo units was sitting in the stack of boxes that come in daily that they have to scan in. It has apparently been sitting in this stack for the past three weeks. I never looked at it because I am not supposed to pull anything from that pile and I would have thought that weeks ago this would have been taken care of. Course, I had no time to get this project completed today so I will have to go back in the morning and do it.
Now, the whole reason that I found this box with the demo units in it is because I was over in that area searching for a screwdriver in order to do another project. So I get the screwdriver and get all the stuff I need to do this other project. I pull off the part of the display wall that I need to work with. They have sent me the wrong bracket to use for this project. Siiiiiiiiiigh.
At this point it just seemed like the best thing to do would be to just come home and pray that tomorrow is a better day.
So, how was your day?

Monday, November 3, 2008

Thought for the week

Isn't parenthood supposed to get a bit easier as your kids get older? Specifically, when they become adults aren't you supposed to be able to relax just a smidgen and not have to worry about them as much?
I only ask because I am considering strangling my 18 year old daughter and I just wondered if this was something normal.
I remember when my oldest was 18, I had moments when I wanted to strangle her. Wasn't anything specific that I can think of now, but I do remember having them occasionally.
Possibly I am just blocking and in three years I won't remember the exact reasons that I am thinking about strangling her now. I suppose that is something to think about.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Updated Update

Sniffffff. Excuse me, this is going to take a moment. I finally called this morning and laptop, my beautiful shiny laptop, the one I know how to use, the one that I have gotten used to over the past few years, the one that I know as well as I know my own face, it has died.
Moment of silence please.
I have a new one now, and I am trying to make peace with it, but it is going to take awhile. It is a Sony Vaio and so much different than my little Gateway. I will have to see how it goes.
Incidentally, the problem with my old one was jibber jabber technical something or another that had to do with replacing the motherboard which would cost more than buying a new one.
Excuse me for a bit whilst I mourn.