Tuesday, March 02, 2010

When I was a kid!!

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 thirty, 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 no email!! We had to actually write somebody a letter - with a pen!

Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox and it would take, like, a week to get there! Stamps were 10 cents!

Child Protective Services didn't care if our parents beat us. As a matter of fact, the parents of all my
friends also had permission to kick our ass! Nowhere was safe!

There were no MP3' s or Napsters! If you wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the damn record store and shoplift it yourself!

Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ would usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up! There were no CD players! We had tape decks in our car. We'd play our favorite tape and "eject" it when finished and the tape would come undone. Cause - that's how we rolled, dig?

We didn't have fancy crap like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called they got a busy signal, that's it!

And we didn't have fancy Caller ID either!

When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your mom, your boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, a collections agent, you just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

We didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like 'Space Invaders' and 'Asteroids'. Your guy was a little square! You actually had to use your imagination!! And there were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen.... forever!

And you could never win... The game just kept getting harder and harder and faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!

You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! You were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You had to get off your ass and walk over to the TV to change the channel! NO REMOTES!!!

There was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday Morning. Do you hear what I'm saying!?! We had to waitALL WEEK for cartoons, you spoiled little rat-bastards!

And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat something up we had to use the stove! Imagine that!

That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled. You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980 or before!

The Over 30 Crowd

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Random Thoughts of 25-35 Years Olds

-I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

-More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can

think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tell

my own story that's not only better, but also more directly involves


-Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you

realize you're wrong.

-I don't understand the purpose of the line, "I don't need to drink to

have fun." Great, no one does. But why start a fire with flint and

sticks when they've invented the lighter?

-Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you're

going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to

be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the

direction from which you came, you have to first do something like

check your watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to

yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you're

crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk.

-That's enough, Nickelback.

-I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

-Is it just me, or are 80% of the people in the "people you may know"

feature on Facebook people that I do know, but I deliberately choose

not to be friends with?

-Do you remember when you were a kid, playing Nintendo and it wouldn't

work? You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would magically

fix the problem. Every kid in America did that, but how did we all

know how to fix the problem? There was no internet or message boards

or FAQ's. We just figured it out. Today's kids are soft.

-There is a great need for sarcasm font.

-Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and

suddenly realize I had no idea what the f was going on when I first

saw it.

-I think everyone has a movie that they love so much, it actually

becomes stressful to watch it with other people. I'll end up wasting

90 minutes shiftily glancing around to confirm that everyone's

laughing at the right parts, then making sure I laugh just a little

bit harder (and a millisecond earlier) to prove that I'm still the

only one who really, really gets it.

-How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

-I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than

take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

- I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear

your computer history if you die. (friends, you know what to do...)

-The only time I look forward to a red light is when I’m trying to

finish a text.

- A recent study has shown that playing beer pong contributes to the

spread of mono and the flu. Yeah, if you suck at it.

- LOL has gone from meaning, "laugh out loud" to "I have nothing else to say".

- I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

- Answering the same letter three times or more in a row on a Scantron

test is absolutely petrifying.

- Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart",

all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".

- How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod

and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?

- I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams up

to prevent a dick from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers!

- Every time I have to spell a word over the phone using 'as in'

examples, I will undoubtedly draw a blank and sound like a complete

idiot. Today I had to spell my boss's last name to an attorney and

said "Yes that's G as in...(10 second lapse)..ummm...Goonies"

-What would happen if I hired two private investigators to follow each other?

- While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and

instinctively swerved to avoid it...thanks Mario Kart.

- MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I

know how to get out of my neighborhood.

- Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the

person died.

- I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the

shower first and THEN turn on the water.

-Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty,

and you can wear them forever.

-I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

- Bad decisions make good stories

-Whenever I'm Facebook stalking someone and I find out that their

profile is public I feel like a kid on Christmas morning who just got

the Red Ryder BB gun that I always wanted. 546 pictures? Don't mind if

I do!

- Is it just me or do high school girls get sluttier & sluttier every year?

-If Carmen San Diego and Waldo ever got together, their offspring

would probably just be completely invisible.

-Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go

around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly

nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I'm from, this shouldn't be

a problem....

-You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work

when you've made up your mind that you just aren't doing anything

productive for the rest of the day. (Yeah, I can relate to this one)

-Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't

want to have to restart my collection.

-There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are

going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.

-I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me

if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I

swear I did not make any changes to.

- "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this ever.

-I hate being the one with the remote in a room full of people

watching TV. There's so much pressure. 'I love this show, but will

they judge me if I keep it on? I bet everyone is wishing we weren't

watching this. It's only a matter of time before they all get up and

leave the room. Will we still be friends after this?'

-I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello?

Dammit!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and

goes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone

and run away?

- I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not

seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste. (lol, yep I understand)

-When I meet a new girl, I'm terrified of mentioning something she

hasn't already told me but that I have learned from some light

internet stalking.

-I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle,

then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.

-Why is a school zone 20 mph? That seems like the optimal cruising

speed for pedophiles...

- As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers,

but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.

-Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still

not know what time it is.

-It should probably be called Unplanned Parenthood.

-I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to

answer when they call.

-Even if I knew your social security number, I wouldn't know what do to with it.

-Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car

keys in a pocket, hitting the G-spot, and Pinning the Tail on the

Donkey - but I’d bet my ass everyone can find and push the Snooze

button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time

every time...

-My 4-year old son asked me in the car the other day "Dad what would

happen if you ran over a ninja?" How the hell do I respond to that?

-It really pisses me off when I want to read a story on CNN.com and

the link takes me to a video instead of text.

-I wonder if cops ever get pissed off at the fact that everyone they

drive behind obeys the speed limit.

-I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

-I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or

Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lites than Kay.

-The other night I ordered takeout, and when I looked in the bag, saw

they had included four sets of plastic silverware. In other words,

someone at the restaurant packed my order, took a second to think

about it, and then estimated that there must be at least four people

eating to require such a large amount of food. Too bad I was eating by

myself. There's nothing like being made to feel like a fat bastard

before dinner. (lol I definitely can relate to this one...)

Friday, August 21, 2009

It Approaches.....

Everyday it keeps getting closer, following me down dark halls and empty parking lots. Always there in the background waitng, watching, creeping closer and closer with every minute. It puts many thoughts in my head; uncontrollable urges to understand all the reasons why. It provokes strong emotions and strange feelings. No matter what I do I can't escape it, always stalking me as prey waiting to devour and end things. Or is it a new beginning, a chance to start over clean, calm, new? Is it a new journey or another chapter in my life? Its 32 days away and there is nothing I can do to stop or change it! All I can do is accept it and move forward. It's my 30th birthday and it approaches.

Friday, December 31, 2004

Happy New Year

Wow, this year has been wonderful. I can't believe it is over, so many things happened so fast. I just wanted to wish all my friends a wonderful, safe and happy new year. May this next year bring us much happiness and success.

Happy New Year Posted by Hello

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

My First Christmas Alone.....

Well, I survived Christmas all alone in this new big city. Everyone called wondering if I was okay and of course I was. Honestly, this may sound bad, but I was glad to be alone. This past year has been so busy with the project, travel, family, friends, and co-workers it has been very hard to get some alone time. So this past month has been really nice just doing the things that make Brian happy. One of those things was joining the Blockbuster Movie Pass. It is wonderful, it's $29.00 a month and I can rent up to 3 movies at a time. Each time I am finished I bring the movies back and exchange them for 3 more. I have watched so many movies, probably not healthy, but since it has been so cold what else is there to do?

OMG, so I move to the city where I can use my wonderful 40G Ipod and what happens a month into the move…..IT GETS SICK! Gave me some damn folder exclamation point error…WTF!!!!! Anyways, she is currently laid up at some Apple Hospital somewhere all alone. I pray for a safe return.

I love my new apartment and building, I am on the 14th floor of a 32-story building. I have always wanted to live in a high-rise since I was a kid. Ugh, I love my life right now, the only thing I need is a husband. I have met a few people, but not Mr. Wonderful. I will meet him in the Spring…..I hope!

Monday, October 04, 2004

Weekend Re-Cap

Ten of my closest friends and co-workers went to Mai Kai for Dinner on Saturday to celebrate my birthday. The restaurant was great, made to look like a Polynesian village. At the end of dinner there was an amazing 45 minutes show with dancers and fire. I had a great time and got a 40G IPOD. I love my friends.

After dinner Aaron and I had tickets to go to Red Ball, which was tragic. When we got there I think maybe there were 30 people left. Bitter since we paid $40 a ticket, we stayed for a bit to listen to the music. Moved on to Alibi's where we ran into some friends and went to Coli to dance. Danced my ass off, met a cute guy from Puerto Rico named Julio....yummy! A little to clingy at times, but a great kisser.

Sunday, I just rested all day. Rena made dinner and Jen made me a cake. Watched Jack and Bobby and Desperate Housewives....LOVED IT.

Friday, October 01, 2004

I'm Back....

It has been a while since my last post. I had a wonderful time in Scottsdale, AZ. Then went home to Dallas, TX for my 25th birthday which was wonderful. Spent time with family and friends. Came back to Fort Lauderdale on Sunday and had taken 3 days off to re-coup from my travels.

We got our 60-day notice yesterday with an outline of my severance package. So I hope to find a position in another department here in Fort Lauderdale, if worse comes to worse, I can always go back to Dallas and return to the position I left.

Aaron and I went out and danced last night, so I am tore up today. Did not sleep much at all and today is just creeping by.

About 10 of us are going out for dinner on Saturday to celebrate my Birthday since I was not in town, can't wait. Aaron and I will be going to RedBall after that, so I will once again be tore up on Sunday. Miss Tina is wearing me out!

Saturday, September 18, 2004

Why did I drink so much....

I want to watch porn....
Guess where I spent a gorgeous sunny Scottsdale Saturday? Give Up? My hotel room hung over, it was bad. After a night of partying in a new city with 4 straight girls, I was in need of some gay porn. Picking up the remote I press the Menu button, which was not working. I turned the TV off, then back on....checked the wires on the back and then thought they might not have it turned on in my room. I phoned the front desk and told them my Menu button did not work and I could not watch porn...I mean "Movies". They said they would check and call me back. I patiently waited...........waiting..........waiting........phone rings. Sir, your room is setup to watch "MOVIES" are you sure you are pressing the MENU button....um let's see....YES! I will send someone up. WAITING........WAITING...........WONDERING IF IT IS WORTH IT.......WAITING....Knock at the door. Poor old maintenance man who did not speak English, gave me a new remote, I tried the new remote and NOTHING. Tried to communicate with him, and got nowhere. I was beginning to get mad when I realized it was not his fault. Told him thanks for trying and he told me to keep both remotes...Um ok, bye! Called the front desk, and they still think I can't press the MENU button......IRRITATED, I said nevermind, don't worry and hung up. This all took 45minutes to get NOWHERE! Couple minutes later there is a knock at the door. It was the head of maintenance Bob. Bob tried everything and guess what? No movies, the only option I have left was to change rooms. (All of this work just to watch porn) I call the front desk and ask for a room close to mine since I had 14 days of cloths with me and was hung over. They said, the only room we have is on the 5th floor....I am on the 3rd over looking the pool. Pondering what I should do I told her I would decide and call back. I looked out the window to see if there was anything cute at the pool and it was all fat old people so I decided to start packing and change rooms. Two hours later I am finally in the same position as when I first wanted to watch porn....I approach the remote and YES YES the menu button worked. I went straight to the adult titles and ordered the all day adult superpass.....it was only straight porn, but it was porn and I was in HEAVEN!

Deborah had mentioned that her fiance was out of town so she would love to treat me to dinner on Saturday night, so I accepted. She called around 4pm to make plans, and I was in the middle of watching porn when she called....wink! She told me to get ready and drive out to her house so we can ride together. I jumped in the shower, got ready and drove over. Her house was AMAZING!!! Her fiance owns his own consulting firm, so she was loaded. She gave me the tour, met her doggie, had a strong drink and we where out on the town. She took me to RA, a sushi bar that was FABULOUS, not to mention it was the BEST SUSHI I have ever eaten! After a few drinks I was ready for a gay bar...I think she was ready for bed, but felt bad that I was going to Charlies alone, so she decided to come along. I warned her that Charlies was a gay country western bar.....she smiled with excitement...LOL!

Friday, September 17, 2004

Scottsdale Day 3

Happy Hour
So I go out to with the girls on Friday night, they invited me to happy hour, so I accepted and only planned on being out for a bit, so I could really enjoy the gay bars in town. I figured Friday would be the best night to go out since I had to work on Sunday. We leave and get to Dos Gringos at a little after 5:00pm, I rode with Traci from the office since I needed to run by the atm. It turns out she has a gay roommate and we have the same birthday....get out of town. We hit is off immediately. We where joined by Nicole, Gina, and Deborah and the drinking games began. When I travel to unfamiliar offices I always try and play my straight card. Basically the girls new I was gay, but just waited until I came out of my shell and was comfortable enough with them. I found the best opportunity was when we where talking about plastic surgery and Dr. Rey from Dr 90210, they asked if I watched it and I replied with yes and Dr.Rey is so hot. There out on the table and I was free to have a good time.

Nasty Cracked-Out Stripper
Dos Grigos was so cute, picture a Mexican restaurant outdoors with multiple bars and water misters everywhere....VERY CUTE oh and right next door to BS, a local gay bar. All eyes where fixed on Ariel, a stripper with huge tits that where literally spilling out of her shirt. She was drunk and had been drinking since noon, but was also on something else.(wink). When I asked her she replied "I took something, but not sure what it was" I was like Crystal and she was like um yeh...I am like share...ok not really with co-workers. She was so TRAGIC I almost felt sorry for her. She was so drunk that she kept walking over to the trash can and you could hear everyone whisper....look she is about to lose it.....POOR THING. We call her over and introduced herself to us and chatted for a bit, until she moved on for another shot. Her server kept serving her even though she was drunk and she was the entertainment in the bar....SAD.

The Swingers
A guy sitting next to me Todd introduced himself and his wife to our table, he was also joined by his twin brother whom was staring at Ariel's tits. They had also been watching miss crackho, so it was easy brining up conversation with us. Todd's wife was from Canada and so was Gina, so they where instant best friends and started to sit next to each other discussing the best way to get a VISA, so we decided to talk to the twins. Very cute guys, they kept trying to figure out if I was gay...saying "I tried to get her to show her tits for you, sorry" I replied with that is sooo not my type. He said oh really.....I am like oh yes, look how I am holding my Vodka Tonic...Waiter I will have another please. Turns out they where swingers and his wife thought I was hot and spent 30 minutes trying to figure out if I could perform with both a man and a WOMEN...she was like can you get it up...I was like is she for real. She finally moved to talk to Gina and I started drinking more. Todd was showing a picture of his wedding in Maui and asked me if I would like to see, I said NO...I want to see a picture of your cock. Everyone laughed for how forward I had been, but was confused by the looks he was giving me and wanted to see if he two was interested in me. Five minutes later he passes me his palm quietly and says here. It was his HUGE COCK in between his wives tits. OUT LOUD I STARTED LAUGHING and got everyone's attention. I turned to his wife and said "I know why you married him now" She smiled and high fived me. Needles to say, I was invited to a Hot tubing party tomorrow night with some other couples...NO THANKS, but I will sleep with your husband.....WINK.....

Way To Many Drinks.....
OK, I was drinking like a sailor and don't remember much. We left Dos Gringos about 9:30pm, went next door to the gay bar for an hour and I remember nothing. I woke up in my hotel room about 10:30am the next morning with a major headache. I was pleased I had made it in ok, but pondered how I had gotten here. I call Deborah and she was like OMG, we had so much fun. I was a little embarrassed to say I did not remember but asked how I got home. She said sweetie me and Gina took you, and she started laughing, I was like what. She said that I got in the car and they asked where I was staying, I replied with the Marriott, turns out there are 4 on north Scottsdale road and we went to all 4......TRAGIC, I had so much fun though and the girls are wonderful.

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Scottsdale Day 2

I have not decided if I like AZ yet. Needs more color; everything is burnt orange or red. It is hot, but a dry heat so Fort Lauderdale feels worse. There is 1 cute guy to every 3 which is not that bad. Cute shopping everywhere I turn, the whole city is like a huge mall. They have Whataburger…yummy my favorite fast food place back home in Dallas, open 24 hours (prefect food for after the bar), low cal and low carbs…NOT! One of the biggest downfalls that will pose as a huge problem tonight is that THEY STOPPING SERVING DRINKS AT 1am....what what what!

So last night, I get to the hotel and decide I want to work out. I change cloths and I get distracted by the room service menu, since I was busy and did not leave for lunch I decided I was REALLY hungry so I ordered Chicken Tenders w/ranch dressing, Cheese Sticks w/marinara sauce, and DOUBLE TROUBLE CHOCOLATE CAKE. After I stuffed myself, I put the room service tray in the hallway and forgot that the room locks. DAMN IT, I locked myself out. I went down stairs barefoot, blue adidas short, and a ROUCH RACING shirt….no one could tell I was gay. So with my luck at the counter is the guy that I have been cursing from my balcony….I tried to cover my face, but had to turn to get a good look. Oh, he is a perfect specimen, tall, tan, and fit. Our eyes met and I smiled my friendly I want to come to your room and have sex with you smile. Walking back to the room smiling I thought “was he looking at the counter girl or me, it had to be me, we kept staring at each other the night before” Once I was in my room I thought go to the balcony and see if he comes out. Anyways, that was becoming to much work so I decided to take a bath, talk on the phone, and met up with my good friend Ambian…love her she puts me right to sleep for at least 8 hours.

Speaking of Ambian, I had to change my doctor to FL, so I asked for the prescription and my doctor said…..”You are too young to be addicted, try to only take them on the weekend”…..OK whatever, right the prescription lady and oh by the way, cute Coach Shoes. I was thinking in my head, I don’t have an addiction to sleeping pills, I think an addiction would consist of taking 2 pills a night and I only take one. Who is she anyways?

Tonight looks promising, going to Martini Ranch across the street from the office to have a drink with the CUTE associates in the office, the only ones with personality and then I will be checking out a few of Scottsdale’s gay bars, can’t wait. Have not had a one-night stand in a longtime, but now even if I did and I may or may not…NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW!!!! Ok well I will tell everyone but anyways, I won’t fell badly since nobody knows me here and they wont gossip about me leaving the bar with some strange man or boy. Details in the coming days….stay tuned.

On another note, back when I was with my 1st boyfriend Jason, I was 18, he was 30…I had always been attracted to older men and I had asked him if that would change. He said yes, when he was younger he was attracted to older men and around the age of 25 it changed…..well in the past months I have found some cute young boys that I would not mind tearing up. Hmm, I am so horny!!!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Scottsdale, AZ.....


Flew into Phoenix last night, love it, so beautiful here. I have never been to the desert before. I got lost trying to get to the hotel. I stopped 3 times and each time I was headed in the wrong direct….over it. Checked in, got a room overlooking the pool a big plus, already spotted a cute guy checking me out from the balcony, hmm will have to investigate.

Everything is going ok in the office, the Operations Director is such a pain, but now that I met his staff I understand why. Six days left until I return home to Dallas, can’t wait! I might how to go have a drink tonight…..

Monday, September 13, 2004

Hurricane Update…..
Upper Management is in a meeting determining when we can fly home tonight. So irritated with these damn Hurricane’s. It is just so hard to sit and wait and not know what is going to happen. Anyways, I guess we are going to fly back to Fort Lauderdale, and then I turn around and fly out on Wednesday to Scottsdale, AZ. Oh well, I will get two more nights of restful sleep in my own bed.

Light at the end of the tunnel……
It looks like this project may end…..as of right now we have 4 conversions left until Spherion will be fully converted to PeopleSoft. So looks like I will either have another position or will be standing in the unemployment line, let’s hope for a new position!!!

Feeling Depressed…..
So my birthday is around the corner and I seem to gage everything in my life by my birthday each year (i.e. achieved goals, personnel growth, health). This year I am feeling more depressed since it is my 25th birthday. I guess my friends say I am too hard on myself, but that is hard for me to change. I just feel that I should be more stable than I am now. I don’t have a boyfriend, I’m ALONE and it sucks. I have not stopped PARTYING; I have slowed down a bit. I have gained weight since I have been on this project, I blame the company for giving me a food allowance, but that is now excuse since I could order better food. I guess I have an excuse for everything, but that is not the point. I still live paycheck to paycheck and don'e understand why when I pay no rent, utilities, gas, & food. I have no savings and I start and stop my 401K every couple of months…..they make it to easy to do that. Well I guess I am just a kid, but I have to ask myself when will I become more responsible as an adult? When will I own something of my own? When will I be debt free….LOL…..NEVER! When does life get easier, can anyone answer that? I guess you could say I am not looking forward to this birthday.

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Bitch Session.....

So I just got out of a meeting and they informed me that once again, due to the treat of hurricane Ivan we are being sent to Atlanta to work next week. E-mail from manager:

As you are aware, you are part of the team that will potentially dispatch to another area to continue business operations in the event that this facility must close due to Hurricane Ivan.
The Business Continuity Team has been monitoring Hurricane Ivan. It is a category 4 hurricane with some projections that it may hit some part of Florida by Sunday.
Updates on the status of this building will be made as they are available. If the building is to close and you are to relocate to the alternative site in Atlanta, it is anticipated that a small number of you would travel on Friday and the majority on Saturday. Travel arrangements are currently being made on your behalf for the trip.

Please get with me should you require time to prepare yourself or your home for the relocation. We remain hopeful that the storm will not cause any significant impact to our operations or long-term closure of our building. However, as this is not predictable, we advise you to prepare to bring enough clothing to be away for approximately seven calendar days.

So not to complain or anything but this sucks for me. I have no clean cloths since I just got back from Atlanta and I am exhausted from travel already.


My Schedule for Upcoming Weeks
Sept. 11th-15th Atlanta, GA
Sept. 15th-22nd Phoenix, AZ
Sept. 22nd-26th Dallas, TX

My B-day is in 13 Days, Quarter of a Century Old!

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

It is nice to be home again.....

I could not get up this morning, I was so tired. Had a great day at work playing catch up. Everything was going good, we had a good day at work and got a Thank you from the top for driving to Atlanta, supposedly by choice, I was not given a choice I was told, but I guess it sounded better that way...Here is the e-mail and we got 2 comp days, YIPPIE!

"On behalf of the Business Continuity Committee, I want to thank you for the tremendous effort you put forth this past weekend. We knew when we created the BC Plan that our biggest exposure, yet most critical piece, was relocating associates from the CSC to the AOC. Your willingness to travel and phenomenal teamwork displayed, proved our plan and more importantly kept the business running.

Again - You did an outstanding job! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

I left work about 7pm, and had to run by Wendy's. I was so craving a #4 Big Bacon Classic Combo, well when I get to the order menu there was a sign posted saying "No Meat, Cheese, or Salads due to hurricane. UGH, Damn it! I had to get the Crispy Chicken Nuggets instead.

We way over prepared for this Hurricane, I packed and put almost everything up, not doing that again. I started to hook up the DVD, AV, & Tivo to the TV and it took forever, 3 hours later when I had all the cords tied nice and neat I powered everything on and TIVO said not signal.....count to 10 Brian....took a deep breath and almost cried when I realized I pulged the Yellow Video cable into the Audio hole....LOL

I missed TIVO, oh and Aaron asks me.....Did it record our shows on Sunday....LOL I did not even answer....GOD LOVE HER!