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Professional Babysitter Extraordinaire...

I am once again baffled by the management of the company I work for. I’m even more baffled why those in certain management roles in the company continue to get promoted, are given bonuses, raises, etc. 
Without going into great detail, I’ll try to summarize the latest round of moronic moves made by management, including my boss. We have a sales operations team in place; that are supposed to be responsible for reviewing and processing incoming purchase orders. Part of the review process is to confirm whether or not we have negotiated terms and conditions in place and if we do, the sales operations team is to confirm that this is referenced on the incoming purchase orders. If the negotiated terms are not referenced, our policy states that we are to reject the purchase order until it is corrected. Easy enough right? 
Somewhere along the line, the sales operations team decided to ignore this company policy and have been accepting all purchase orders – regardless of what terms and cond…

Sniff...Sniff...Tear...

J and I have just finished dropping our Baby Boy off at college.  
He was super excited and couldn't wait for us to leave.  I know he'll be fine.  He's like J and I -  adventurous and adaptable.  
I'm super excited for him, but rest assured that I will shed a tear or two when no one is around to witness it.  So until then I need to hold it together.  Anyone got duct tape?

Google Boredom....It'll Entertain You...

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My Horoscope for Today... The Moon in your sign gives you an edge, even when dealing with a cold, difficult person. You could be uncomfortable with what is coming up at the workplace. You cannot count on someone like you have in the past. 
My Response:  I deal with cold, difficult people everyday.  They can go @#$% themselves today, just like they did yesterday. 
Boredom
I've been bored out of my tree this week, so much so that I Googled "boredom".  Here are some of the things I've found:

Gotta cat?  This one I have to try...

I always suspected Barney was a perv...
See - I told you I was bored.  
Anyhow...On Sunday, we're off to drop The Boy off at college. By Sunday night, I'll be a slobbering, weeping moron.  Wish me luck.
Have a great weekend everyone!

Guess What?

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Four months from today will be Christmas.  You can thank me now for ruining your day...
Can you tell I'm bored?  Your welcome...

Open Letters....

To My Loving Husband, I am trying to say this in the kindest possible way, so please understand that I’m not trying to be harsh, but it just needs to be said – “Your effin aquarium hobby is expensive when the fish keep dying.   Perhaps next time, we should just flush a 100 dollar bill down the toilet because it’s the same damn thing, EXCEPT I won’t have to go to the fish store with you! “ Love, Your Supportive Wife
 To The City Planning Department, Let me commend you on your outstanding work.  I can’t believe you have decided to install a roundabout as the only entrance/exit to the new Wal-Mart Superstore.   Obviously, you have never actually driven through a roundabout, nor have you shopped at Wal-Mart on a Saturday during the holiday season.  You might as well resign now because once the store opens and the accident lawsuits begin, you will become the scapegoats for poor planning.   Thank goodness I only work in this town and do not live here.  This is a boondoggle waiting to…

Wanting Perfection + Airlines = Stress

I don’t typically get stressed.  I typically get frustrated, then vent, then move on.  Life’s too short to stress the small stuff and at the end of the day, it’s all small stuff in the grand scheme of things.

Why am I all of a sudden feeling stressed?  Who the hells knows?  I do know instead of the usual routine, I’m stressing about stupid stuff these days…

So, why am I stressed?  I’m stressed because our trip to Borneo is coming up in May and the airfare has skyrocketed from $1700 pp to $6,500 pp.  WTF???    I know there is plenty of time before I need to book it and the prices will likely come down, but what if they don’t?   We have been planning and saving for this trip for 3 years.  It’s frustrating to know that what was meant to be a “trip of a lifetime”, might turn into a trip that we’ll have to “settle” on.   

What does “settle” mean?  It means that instead of trekking in Borneo, we might end up trekking in Peru to Machu Picchu.  Stupid right?  Yes, it is.

Don’t g…

When I Was a Kid...

A friend sent this to me via e-mail.  It's so great, I had to share... When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were. When they were growing up; what with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning.... Uphill...Barefoot... BOTH ways… yadda, yadda, yadda




And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way in hell I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on my kids about how hard I had it and how easy they've got it!




But now that I'm over the ripe old age of Forty, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today. You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a damn Utopia!  




And I hate to say it, but you kids today, you don't know how good you've got it!




I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have the Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the damn library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalogue!




There was n…

National Geographic - Photo of the Month

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This stunning photo is the "Photo of the Month" from National Geographic.  Can you say awe inspiring?

Ocean Wave, Kauai

Sshhhhh...

Don't tell my co-workers because they will tattle on me, but I'm taking a "sick" day today.  I'm not actually sick, I just need to get a bunch of stuff done in my life today (dentist, back to school shopping with The Boy, cleaning my bathrooms, getting groceries, etc.) and I'll be damned if I'm going to waste a vacation day on that crap and forget about the weekends - I'm too busy doing fun stuff to worry about the toilets.
So, on the back to school shopping thing - how old do your children have to be before you stop buying their "back to school" stuff.   I know The Boy is technically a "man".  (I couldn't even keep a straight face typing that one...LOL! ) Regardless of his age, I feel I should be at least providing the necessities (and a new toothbrush) for him before I send if off into the world.  God knows, today's underwear and sock purchases will probably have to last him awhile.   
Now don't get me wrong, I certainl…

Pimping This Won't Be Easy...

I’ve mentioned it time and time again that my current job is not fulfilling.  My job makes a monkey driving a stick shift look intelligent.    I’ve known for a while that it’s time to move on, but I’ve seriously hoped things would have improved, but sadly they have not.  I’m experiencing an overwhelming feeling of guilt because I’m considering leaving.  Not so much because I want to leave this job, I’m feeling guilty because I can’t seem to find a job that’s a right fit for me.   I tend to switch jobs often - 2-3 years on average.  The only reason I’ve stuck this one out as long as I have is because I didn’t want it to look bad on my resume and don’t care to have another conversation that leads with “Your resume looks fantastic, but you don’t seem to stay in one place very long.”  I don’t care anymore.  I need out. I can’t wait any longer on my friend that’s been wanting me to join his legal department – it’s been over 3 years and all I keep hearing is “soon”.   I’m concern…

Oh Crap...

When I read things like this first thing in the morning, I wonder why I bothered to get out of bed...
ARIES (March 21 to April 19): Unexpected events will change your job routine today. Staff shortages, computer crashes, power outages and cancellations could make things go south in a New York minute.

I Don't Want to Talk About It, BUT If You Want to Know....

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I’m feeling out of sorts today.  I’m not quite to the point of cranky (yet), but I’m not feeling overjoyed to be at work.   I know that it being Monday is the probable excuse; however I’m not 100% convinced that the only issue.
I’m starting to have a bit of anxiety that it’s now August and the mornings aren’t quiet as bright as they were a couple of weeks ago.  It’s also starting to get dark sooner in the evening, my perennial garden has been in full bloom and things are starting to die off.  My tomatoes are ready to be picked.  I’m sad.  Why?  Well it means that fall is just around the corner.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the autumn season.  I just hate what comes after it.  Winter…she’s just a mean, hurtful bitch. It's official - NOW, I'm cranky... thanks Mother Nature....


Drum Roll Please....

I’m happy it’s Friday!!!   What more is there to say? Well, lots: My boss is away today and while that makes me happy, this is usually the time the undesirables come out and try to get me to fast track their contract reviews.  Do they really think I plan on working today?  Stupid, misguided people… Tonight’s lotto here in Canada (Lotto Max) is estimated to be approximately $50 million, plus an additional thirty-two $1 million dollar bonus draws.  I could do so much good or evil (depending on my mood) with that kind of cash… The dipstick HR cube-dweller is on holidays today, so I can rest easy that I won’t have to listen to her talking with her mouth full of granola.   She’s 42 – one would think she’d have learned some manners by now, but apparently it’s “cool to drool” where she comes from. My company handed out “profit sharing” bonuses last week and while I’m thankful for this, by the time the tax man got done with it, there was barely enough left to buy lunch….at McDonald’s…

Wordless Wednesday - Poppy

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Changes in Latitude, Changes in Attitude...

I’m back from my brief holiday in Arizona and am missing it already.  J and I spent 4 days in Sedona and an additional 2 in Phoenix.  Both cities were fantastic, but each held its own specialness about it. Having lived briefly in Phoenix in 2000, I knew what to expect with the heat, desert terrain, shopping and the people; however I wasn’t prepared for the breathtaking beauty of Sedona and its laid back vibe. Highlights of Sedona Hiking – I didn’t consider myself a hard core “hiker” before this trip, but considered myself more of a “stroller”.  I tend to like to take my time walking, gawking and talking.  At least I did.  After successfully completing a climb up the side of Doe Mountain (on a mountain goat path) and experiencing the vastness and remoteness of the 8 miles West Fork Trail, I’m 100% hard core.  It was challenging, but fun and I lived to tell the tale (even though I swore I was going to die on that mountainside)… Beads -  Part of the intent of this trip was to …