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I'm see-sawing between being relaxed and "we'll see" about the new supervisor and remembering little details that eventually lead to me running screaming away from her the first time (all the people I really liked who quietly quit, or moved to other departments; the way complaints about her were taken to upper management and upper management ALWAYS took her side... oh, and the way her current unit is telling us how sorry they are...)... heck, I have jury duty on Monday, and the Company stance on Paid Government Leave is that you don't have to come in when you're scheduled, unless you end up not having to go in at all when you call -- but when I was working for her directly, she insisted that I should come in if I were dismissed early. (I didn't then... and I may lie again if by some chance my group isn't called in on Monday. But that would be wrong, right?)

Okay, enough of that (for now).

Icony goodness!

1. Comment to this entry saying 'ICONS!' and I will pick 6 of your icons.

2. Make an entry in your own journal and talk about the icons I picked!

Here are the icons fenchurche picked for me:

This is me as a wee tot (approximately three or four, I'm guessing; I should ask Mom to be sure), with my Giant Chocolate Easter Bunny. I don't actually remember it, but it's rather obvious I was a VERY spoiled child. *g* I use this picture as the intro on my web page, with the tag "My eating habits were established young."

I love Diet Coke with Lime. What else can I say?

Ah, Buster! This scene was from a first season episode of the sadly, sadly underrated comedy Arrested Development, which routinely made me howl with laughter (I own all three seasons and I've actually watched them several times). Buster was the youngest son of the Bluth family, a mama's boy with every complex known to man. This was Buster in one of those photo booths, a flashback to a trip to Catalina, where "Buster had an unfortunate encounter in a photo booth." (The narration of the show was always delivered, deadpan, by Executive Producer Ron Howard. Always spot-on.) The show was awesome at doing bizarre things like this. Someone on an Arrested Development website made this icon, and I snatched it (some of the credit may go to this felllow, who screencapped it down to a proper four shots.

A closing panel from a "Two Lumps" web comic, where Snooch is preparing for the upcoming Halloween holiday.

Dale Watson. Very close to being the best country singer alive, almost totally unknown outside of his fan base because of Nash Vegas's desire to rid itself of anything that actually sounds like country music. Dale's name belongs with ones like Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, and Waylon Jennings; instead he's pretty much reckoned the king of the independents, the one all the other indies admire and emulate. He's also someone I count as a friend, and a very nice guy.

A closing panel from the web comic "Girl Genius." Gil has just woken from a somewhat disoriented state wherein he believed he was in Paris (only he was instead in the crazy, demented, and very dangerous Castle Heterodyne). I've wanted to make a GG icon for a while, but that was the first one I've gotten that was both funny and easy to cap to that size and still be readable (the one I'd really like has one of the Jaeger monsters saying "Any plan where you lose your hat is a BAD PLAN").

It's very amusing to watch the Celebrity Challenge on Jeopardy! and see Comedian Andy Richter WHIP Political Analyst/CNN Journalist Wolf Blitzer's BUTT!!! (End of Double Jeopardy, Wolf -4,600, Andy: $39,000)

Speaking of work insanity, we learned yesterday that we can no longer use the word "Halloween" because it's "offensive." I want to ask the Inclusion and Diversity Committee if that wouldn't be offensive to pagans who actually celebrate Halloween as their major holiday and who AREN'T Christian at all. (Which will, of course, lead to not being allowed to say the name of any major religious holiday... *sigh* Shouldn't diversity and inclusion include being tolerant of others?)

I've figured out I have to turn off my touchpad when I'm typing because otherwise my thumb keeps hitting it when I hit the space bar and I end up typing in another place on the screen entirely (or jumping to other websites).



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Sep. 18th, 2009 01:07 am (UTC)
[hugs and Diet Coke with Lime]
Sep. 18th, 2009 02:29 am (UTC)

Sep. 18th, 2009 02:24 am (UTC)
okay to WHOM is Halloween offensive? Granted Pittsburgh has already gone that route with no holiday names allowed. It's now Sparkle Season (instead of Christmas) and First Night (how New Year's was offensive i'm not sure)

and sure even though mine are kinda dull. ICONS
Sep. 18th, 2009 02:45 am (UTC)
That's what I want to know. Our IRC rep did say it caused a HUGE argument, though. Offensensitivity.

I understand most of the FMA and Angel ones, of course... *g*
Sep. 18th, 2009 03:16 am (UTC)
i'll work those icons tomorrow

Betting there's one ultra christian who's throwing a fit. One of them did that at my school, demanding to know if I'd decorate my office as much for christmas. SO I did...in all yule-only items, not one thing denoting christmas (which you know i would have put up some angels in stuff until he acted like an ass)

Hey,back to Ellis Island. what else is close to it besides the motel six. Dumb butt stormed off and lust bunny is going after him but I'm li ke is this place big enough to have a place to be private enough for a kiss (see COM you should have put it some place you were but BBQ and karaoke really was perfect for this)
Sep. 18th, 2009 04:08 am (UTC)
I was assuming Uber-"Christian" (put in quotes because I don't believe anyone who behaves this way is actually Christian, as in following Christ's teachings). Someone always has to complain about something!

It's behind Ballys (and Paris, I suppose, since those are connected), on Kovak, close to the corner of Flamingo (there's a 7-11 right on the corner). Pretty much nothing between Kovak and the back side of Ballys/Paris because of where everything was pulled out for the Monorail and nothing's gone back in, so it's just dirt lots/construction sites). It's not a very inviting place for walking, but I suppose if he's mad he could make it to Ballys or even cross the street to... I think it's Barbary Coast still (or now? I can't remember); it's about a mile walk or so. Unfortunately, we didn't go too many places AROUND it.
Sep. 18th, 2009 04:33 am (UTC)
quotes are a good thing and yeah I agree with you

Hmm thanks. I DID manage to get a map up and yeah Bally's is across the street (oddly i did not go there or to Paris either)

I think he's just in the gaming room. I guess that leaves the hall to the bathroom or the parking lot for making out. Not tremendously sexy but there's no way Luc's going for this in a bar
Sep. 19th, 2009 01:24 am (UTC)
I wish I could remember what's over to the far end (near the restaurant) -- there was more stuff there, but we never went that way (and I wasn't doing my "must memorize this for story" thing, either!).

Sep. 19th, 2009 01:45 am (UTC)
I did do my memorize it for a story thing but I spent most of my time at the Luxor/Excalibur/MGM end.

But I decided to move them to Paris after they leave Ellis Island, They can go kiss by the Eiffel Tower
Sep. 19th, 2009 02:30 am (UTC)
We don't spend a lot of time in Paris because it's not part of the MGM/Mirage Monolith (and that's where Mom's cards are), but we have gone several times because of shows at Bally's and the FOOD at Paris (and the Eiffel Tower). There are some really yummy little bakeries in their street of shops; and it's probably the prettiest casino on the entire Strip (although I'm willing to bet it makes any real French person cringe in horror).

I had initially wanted to run Sean Patrick and Della to Paris and do a scene there where Tomas confronts them, but kept running into logistic problems with the standard Vegas crowds...
Sep. 19th, 2009 03:18 am (UTC)
I never made it to Paris either but at least there was a virtual tour (that I couldn't load here but still..) The next time these two get together it's going to be in the damn Venetian or Excalibur or something (my cards are where your Mom's cards are)

Yeah I could see why that would present you a problem. My bad guy just told me how she got hold of Luc which is less retarded than the original
Sep. 19th, 2009 04:24 am (UTC)
Yeah, I lucked into this taking place during the time the Wynn was under construction, so THAT turned out to be a much better place for a vampire battle than Paris!
Sep. 19th, 2009 04:39 am (UTC)
yes, yes it would be
Sep. 18th, 2009 02:44 am (UTC)
You really might want to update your resume and send it out. No harm in preparing for the worse.
Sep. 18th, 2009 02:53 am (UTC)
I work for a very large, major Corporation with 11 years under my belt (not to mention a very good record in my past jobs here -- my production numbers are a large part of the reason our Imaging unit is #1 in the Company). If I'm terribly unhappy, I'll go to that most dreaded hall of terror in such corporations, Human Resources. They will find me a position within the Company. (And if they get enough complaints, THEY might actually do something about her.) The Evil Cat of HR is not just a Dilbert fantasy. *g*

The last thing I want is to leave this Company, especially now. I am seriously tempted for the first time in 11 years to leave Administrative Services, but not the Company.
Sep. 18th, 2009 02:58 am (UTC)
Up to you. Just thought I would say something since you seemed concerned. Seemed like the woman was following you. Why work for a place you'd be unhappy at when you might find a better job? Just a suggestion.
Sep. 18th, 2009 03:35 am (UTC)
I repeat, I've been there ELEVEN (11) years. For most of that time I've been exceptionally happy. I work in Ad Services. She is an Ad Services Supervisor. It was a crap shoot that she'd get selected for this position, but she's not "following" me (I've been in Imaging since 2002, she stayed in Word Processing for several years and then was moved to Maintenance during a previous supervisory shuffle). There are likely over 300 people working Ad Services alone; probably well over 1,000 on our campus. With my credentials and experience, I could likely snatch a position in Auto or Fire without too much struggle and be far away from her. My problem stems from the fact that I like my job, I'm VERY good at it, and I also like my team (and, for that matter, Ad Services). However, should it come to it, I still have no desire at all to leave the Company, where I make very good money, have exceptionally good benefits, a lot of experience and friends, and am well known by a lot of people in a lot of places.

If anything, leaving Imaging would open my prospects up tremendously (and if I had any ambition at all, I could easily equal her in position). While I still have fond hopes and dreams of being a novelist, my "job" is a pretty good career (with a REALLY good pension packet), and frankly, I don't want to consider starting looking for a new one in this economic environment.
Sep. 18th, 2009 04:45 am (UTC)
Sending you good thoughts for Monday...

And "Halloween" -- offensive?! See icon.
Sep. 19th, 2009 01:26 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's what I think...

Say, I recall last week you made some vague noise about wanting to host again on Caturday -- was that a go, or do you want to come over here (for "watch whatever" or bunny killing, which I agree we need to do!)?
Sep. 19th, 2009 03:49 am (UTC)
Wow -- time does funny things when you don't sleep! It's Friday night already! How did that happen?

I'm sorry -- I would prefer not to host tomorrow. But by the week following my new wireless wii sensor bar should have arrived, so I'm hoping to break in my new toy with my best buddies ;) .

It would be GREAT to get out of Tempe for a while right now! ;)
Sep. 19th, 2009 04:26 am (UTC)
All righty, then! :-D You're welcome down here at the Cat House any time!

Sep. 18th, 2009 07:00 am (UTC)
Um, Halloween means holy eve. I don't understand why it's offensive. Who does it offend? It's not even a religious holiday.

That sounds like the sort of faux political correctness that you should tell Montini or the AZ Repugnant about. There's no better cure for such idiocy than satire.

Most of the pagans I know celebrate Samhain, but they may use "Halloween" interchangeably. I don't know.
Sep. 19th, 2009 01:27 am (UTC)
I was not there, and I could not ask. I wish I could have. (The stupid, it burns.)

Montini would be fun to run it by. Maybe I should.

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