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Yep, I've Lost It....

The things I can come up with in a long, boring meeting…sometimes I amaze myself (and not in a good way).
No words of wisdom, no words of wit. Instead there’s boredom and here I sit. While contemplating a witty blog, I begin to feel my arteries clog. I dream of things, I dream of places, I easily picture those bloggy faces. To meet, to greet, to dance in the street. Perhaps one day we’ll say hello, but until then I have to go. Back to work, back to the grind, back to sit on my be-hind.

Stupid Travel Complaints...

This article recently appeared in one of our local newspapers.  I just had to share...enjoy!  A recent survey from Thomas Cook and the Association of British Travel Agents revealed 20 of the most ridiculous complaints by holiday-makers made to their travel agent. 1. “I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local store does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger nuts.” 2. “It’s lazy of the local shopkeepers to close in the afternoons. I often needed to buy things during ‘siesta’ time — this should be banned.” 3. “On my holiday to Goa in India, I was disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served curry. I don’t like spicy food at all.” 4. “We booked an excursion to a water park but no-one told us we had to bring our swimming costumes and towels.” 5. A tourist at a top African Game Lodge overlooking a water hole, who spotted a visibly aroused elephant, complained that the sight of this rampant beast ruined his honeymoon by making him feel “inadeq…

September Recap to Date...

The weather this past weekend (yes, I realize that was almost a week ago) was not nice – at all.It was either raining or when it wasn’t raining, it was so cold that pants and a long-sleeved shirt were required. With the arrival of colder weather, cold and flu season has also arrived.There are two people in the vicinity of my office that are sick.I cannot stand the sound of someone sniffling and not blowing their nose. “Gross” is all I have to say about that… My father-in-law held a yard sale this past weekend (in between when it wasn’t raining).I swear that man could sell air conditioners to Eskimos.We had taken him a small amount of “junk” that had been lying around our basement for years to sell on our behalf and he conveniently made us a nice $400.Have I said how much I love than man?I love him even more since he didn’t ask for a commission. My new found wealthy feeling didn’t last long…On my way into work on Tuesday, I had a rock from a passing dump truck land on my windshield.I …

Always Wear Clean Underwear and Drink Plenty of Fluids….

The Boy goes back to school in a couple of days.I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it in the past, but he’s decided on another course change for the upcoming school year.As a matter of fact, he’s decided on an entirely different approach.This year he plans on living at home and attending college in the same city as where I work, so he will be able to commute with me.The benefit of this is that, he’ll save a ton of money on housing and I’ll be able to ensure he’s getting the support he needs to make this year count (read…I’ll be nagging him so bad, he won’t have any other choice than to get his shit together). This year, he’s decided on Culinary Management, which is a fancy way of saying Chef Training as his program of choice and so far he seems committed to it.He’s even gone so far as getting a second job at local catering company/deli/butcher shop in order to gain some hands-on experience in the culinary field.It’s only been 6 weeks, but so far NO complaints have bee…