Monthly Archive: August 2006

Expect the unexpected if you’re a coworker of mine 4

Expect the unexpected if you’re a coworker of mine

I’ve mentioned before that Nikki’s daycare requires that you take your shoes off at the door before entering the classroom. This is to keep you from tracking crap in that the children will inevitably find before the teacher does and put it in their mouth to choke on. If you don’t want to take your shoes off? They provide hospital booties for you to put over your shoes. If you don’t want to do that either? The flog you in the courtyard for all of the kids to see. Or something like that. I can’t remember the exact rules. Today,...

Points to Ponder 35

Points to Ponder

My feeble brain is making an appearance in this week’s Thursday Thirteen. Thirteen Things I’m Currently Pondering Why is it that when I don’t need help with anything at Target, there are always a handful of nice employees offering their assistance. But when I do need help? I get the one jackass to answer the call button. Why are there fifty spoons and no forks in the kitchen at my office? (You’ve got 10,000 spoons and all you need is a fork…). How is it that I have been using WiFi for almost three years now, but I just learned...

Outside. Away from my TiVo. 15

Outside. Away from my TiVo.

I was trying to focus on the barn, but with the focus on the trees it’s a much better shot. I grew up with my Dad taking us hiking in the Smokies quite often. There were several trails we became frequent customers at. We did a lot of camping there too, and we even took a cross-country camping trip when I was in high school. I may have whined about it a bit (My Dad: A BIT? You mean CONSTANTLY, right?) when we were doing it, but it really instilled in me a love for the outdoors. When LilZ was...

I’m too easy on my charges 13

I’m too easy on my charges

LilZ’s Dad gave him $100 to buy an iPod with last week. LilZ saw the iPod he wants (the nano) actually costs $150. He counted out that he has almost $50 in change, so all he really needs is about $15 to be able to buy it before this weekend. How does an 11-year old kid earn $15 in just a few days? Offers his services to his mother, that’s how. I told him that if he worked for me every night this week, doing whatever I asked, I’d cover the extra when we go buy it on Thursday. At...

You’re amazed, aren’t you? 13

You’re amazed, aren’t you?

After SIX WEEKS of not going to the gym? I went tonight. And guess what? I ran THREE FREAKIN’ MILES. You’re impressed, aren’t you? I can tell you are, and if you aren’t? Then what is wrong with you? BE IMPRESSED DAMMIT. Anyway. I feel so good. I had to really dig deep to make it the three miles because I did not want to finish at all. But, if I’m going to run that 5K next month, I need to get my ass ready. After my three miles I swam with LilZ for awhile. We spent the entire time...