Friday, February 02, 2007

At Home He's a Tourist

If you aren't reading Blue Meany, you are very sad, because she's freaking hilarious. Unless, of course, swearing offends you, then you might want to give her a miss, but believe me, she's darn funny.

I am, at long last, listening to my iPod Nano at work. I need to see if the AC charger (or is it DC?) works before I give everything back to him, so I had to wear down the battery on the ol' iPod. It's kind of nice to listen to different music, as I've been listening to the same stuff for a while now (except yesterday when I listened to my new Strip Club CD, Cold Comfort, but since I listened to that all day, I went for the iPod. I'm listening to the playlists I created for my friend Sal's CDs. When I get my lazy butt to the post office, he'll be receiving FOUR CDs of my choice of music. I hope at least some of it is new for him and that he likes most of it.

Let's see, what else is up with me? The coffee room is still broken, and the cafeteria here doesn't open until 7:00 which caused for an agonizing hour. Actually we went there around 6:45, so I was able to get hot water for my tea, and even though the woman was standing right there, she ignored us as Jim wanted to pay for his coffee. He finally just left the dollar next to the cash register and we walked out. The old building's cafeteria opened at 6:30 and of course, there were coffee rooms in every section, so this wasn't an issue.

I was too sick last night to care about taking pictures of yarn and coats like I said, so you'll have to wait another day or so for that excitement. I'm tired of fighting this darn bronchitis. I'm half ready to declare a truce and let it win. At least, then I'd know it would be over shortly. I just know that it's going to take a proper hold of my lungs on Friday when I'm supposed to take Marianne's son, Jesse to the symphony. Tonight I'm going to try the wasabi cure of all that ails you when I go for sushi with Ursamajor. Yum, asparagus tempura sushi!

Dang, it's 10:05, so no hot water for tea as the cafeteria is closed until 11:00. I don't think I've mentioned how much I hate this FUCKING building lately, have I?

Monday (at least that's when I read it), the Lovely Loopster had a great post ranting about things she hates. She did such an incredible job I decided to emulate her and list things that piss me off and why.

1) Drivers who drive the speed limit in the left lane – I've decided there are two classes of people who do this: a) the self-righteous twits who say "The speed limit is the same in every lane." And feel they're doing their part to help maintain proper speeds on the freeways; and, b) the selfish assholes who just don't give a shit that s/he's backing people up behind her/him because s/he's comfortable. The only time either of these two types gets their sorry asses out the left lane is when their exit is coming up. I hate them.

2) The new set up of Washington (Street? Avenue?) in Royal Oak. Yes, I understand more parking spaces were needed, but the first light you come to heading north from 696 has a right turn only lane and a left turn/going straight lane. I can't tell you how many times I get stuck behind someone wanting to turn left there and wanting desperately to pass them in the right lane, but can't (and won't because with my luck an RO cop would be sitting there just waiting to bust me). So frustrating.

3) The new building – I won't reiterate.

4) – I used to love but I think they've gotten too big for their britches. I remember when I would order something and they would put it in the mail that day. Now it's weeks later and they don't even send a "We've shipped your order" e-mail anymore. For DVDs, I'm patronizing and for books Check them out. For DVDs, there is also

Did you know that the Scientology leader has declared Tom Cruise to be the next Christ?


At Friday, 02 February, 2007, Blogger Beth said...

I read everything and then got stuck on the Tom Cruise thing, read that, and then came back. You know, I'm not being a bitch, but I was a Scientologist. I knew the tech, the people, the staff (even in LA), and I can tell you this article is utter bullshit. Scientologists DO NOT BELIEVE PEOPLE CAN BE DEITIES, but I am always surprised by how so many learned people take these silly articles as fact and then pass it on to others in the same light. It's kind of disappointing, but I guess we fear and confuse what we don't understand. God knows I've felt that about the Catholic church since I first stepped foot in one. Haha.

At Friday, 02 February, 2007, Anonymous GoingLoopy said...

Scientology people are just whack, period. I'm sorry you are being deprived of caffeine (or just beverages) at appropriate intervals. That would completely piss me off, too. As do crappy drivers. But sushi...mmmmm. :D

At Friday, 02 February, 2007, Blogger fermicat said...

I feel you pain (cafeteria being closed when you need it). I'm lucky - my "main" work location is on a university campus and there are always places to get very good food if you don't mind walking to another building. At my alternate work location (a hospital), the cafeteria completely sucks, so I brought in a hot water heater and usually pack my lunch (or go out).

I like for my DVD purchases. They are usually the best price around, and very reliable. I still use Amazon, and also barnes & noble online. I've noticed that Amazon doesn't ship right away. I always choose the free shipping. Maybe that is why.

I'm not going to get involved in the scientology discussion since I know next to nothing about it. I do think Tom Cruise is full of himself, and more than a little bit weird. He's on my brain's internal "ignore" list. ;-)

At Friday, 02 February, 2007, Anonymous Meany said...

Hey, thanks for the prominent linkage! I don't get to do a lot of blog-reading lately, but I just wandered over here today, and what do I see? ME! You rock.

And man, I hope you get over that bronchitis. That is the WORST. It really sucks because your throat's too sore to yell at all those fucking idiot drivers. Don't you worry -- I'll do some extra yelling till you get better.

At Friday, 02 February, 2007, Blogger Heather said...

I've been playing the heck out of my little MP3 player at work - but it only hold 50-some songs so in a 12 hour night I hear the same things over & over again. I hope you feel better soon!!

At Saturday, 03 February, 2007, Anonymous cardiogirl said...

Another RO-er here!

I believe it is Washington Avenue and I don't like how Washington, at 11 Mile by Wendy's which is gone now I think and the post office, goes down to one lane -- the left lane.

When you're heading toward Catalpa and waiting at the light you always have some yahoo waiting at the light to go straight with you.

They always run out of street and try to gently nudge your car into on-coming traffic.


If you see me in a green minivan at that light and you are in the right lane at that light, you better be waiting to turn RIGHT on 11 Mile.

That's all I have to say about that.

At Monday, 05 February, 2007, Blogger Scott said...

Don't get me started on speeding and slow pokes that hold everyone else up because they are being "good" citizens.

I read Beth's comment on Scientology. I've never even looked into it, and I hear her frustration that people don't really know what it's about. I've thought about investigating because I would like to believe in something not based on faith in the face of incongruities.

At Monday, 05 February, 2007, Blogger Beth said...

Scott, thanks for having an open mind on the subject. I have always had the heart of a writer, a person who really liked to expose the truth. If I had found a "scoop" in the Scientology church, I would have exposed it and made some serious money to boot. I'm not affiliated with the church anymore so I have nothing to gain by trying to tell people to do the research (not Internet research).

At Monday, 05 February, 2007, Blogger Sal said...

I am sooo looking forward to getting your CDs. I'm in desperate need of something new on my iPod and call me strange I always like playlists other people put together better than stuff I choose.

As for Tom (no really I'm not gay) Cruise I've never found him talented or attractive, so I vote against him being Jesus.

At Tuesday, 06 February, 2007, Blogger Kathleen said...

Beth - I read a Rolling Stone article on Scientology which was very interesting about all the levels. My main issue is that I have always hated Tom Cruise and now that he's jumping on couches and acting all strange, I feel vindicated. No offense meant.

Loopy - I don't do caffeine, but not getting my hot water for my herbal tea stinks! Sushi is YUMMMM!

Fermi - When I worked at the U, my issue was that Hardee's sucked as did Mrs. B's, but I don't really remember what I did. Guess I'm getting old, can't remember what I did just 15 years ago! ;-) Oh yeah, I've been to as well. I'm in love with dvdempire's Buy 3 Get Free Shipping.

Meany - You deserve prominent linkage!

Heather - I have a tendency to put one CD in for the day so that's not really a problem for me, but if I'm getting random stuff, I want lots of random stuff.

Cardio - I must admit that I used to do that at Washington & 11 Mile because I knew I was going to go faster than the person in the second lane. Now though it seems everybody in that lane is turning right, so I behave myself. I also don't speed down Washington anymore. I'll be in the green Focus. ;-)

Sal - Hope to get to the post office today after seeing Maureen. You should have them by Friday.


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