Wednesday, August 29, 2007

I have to get this off my chest

I have to get this off my chest. I was reading a blog this morning lambasting the coverage that Michael Vick is receiving regarding this dog fighting ring. Apparently this person compares this media coverage to the lack of coverage and outrage regarding abortions.

WTF!!!?? Am I missing something? What the hell does fighting dogs have to do with abortions? The author of this blog mentions her indignation that people are not more up in arms about the abortion issue. You have got to be kidding me. The two have no comparability.

The abortion issue has raged for many years. It’s not a new issue so the media is not going to shine a light on it at this moment until something happens to bring it to the forefront.

This Michael Vick issue is something that recently transpired so it is in our immediate consciousness.

Just because people are up in arms and outraged at dog fighting does not mean those same people would not be as upset about mistreatment of children. When the public hears about a case of mistreatment of children we are equally as disturbed. Come on now.

I feel strongly about this case because it hurts my very core when animals are hurt, maimed or killed. Animals are living, breathing creatures and they feel pain just as we do so it will never be ok to intentionally hurt one of them.

That’s just how I feel.

I don’t think he should go to jail behind this necessarily but stiff fines and community service working with animal or animal rights organizations would be appropriate in my opinion.

The same level up indignation and alarm is felt when I hear of parents abusing or killing a child. That hurts to my very core as well. It troubles me for quite sometime as a matter of fact.

The two issues can not be compared in my opinion.

Sorry I can not link to this bloggers post for but they have expressed their desire to not be linked too. :(

Monday, August 27, 2007

Random Crap

Update on Boss

I come in this morning, fire up my computer and open Outlook. I peruse my emails and see that we have an all staff meeting this morning at 8:30 (Who schedules meetings at freaking 8:30 AM!!!). Anyway, we all file into the conference room after which we find the VP of Enterprise Services standing at the podium in front of the auditorium. After giving us a few updates about our company (i.e. we were just sold…yada, yada, yada) he then says, “ We’d also like to inform you all that “Boss” is no longer with “Company”. I don’t want to go into it any further but I wanted to squash the rumor mill rather quickly. It was the best decision all way around.”

So there you have it. She’s out of a job as well as potentially out of a marriage.

My weekend

This was my birthday weekend so a girlfriend and I decided to go to NY to see Wicked on Broadway. Can I tell you that was probably the best play I have ever seen!!!! It was phenomenal! For all my Sex and The City fans (that is so my favorite TV show OF ALL TIME!!) Julia Murney played Elphaba (The wicked witch). She was the woman that attempted to out last Samantha during their “fight” for the GORGEOUS Smith at that Raw restaurant. Remember? If you don’t you’re not a REAL fan!! LOL Anyway, she was absolutely phenomenal!! I can’t say that enough. You all HAVE to go to NY and see Wicked on Broadway.

Before the play, however, we decided to eat dinner at Gallagher Steakhouse right around the corner from the theater. Last year there we had impeccable service. Absolutely stellar. This time, however, not so much. Our server ignored us the whole entire evening. A different server took our drink orders. The busboy brought desert menus after dinner and asked if we wanted dessert once he realized we’d been sitting there for like 50 minutes with a cleared table and no attention from our server. I was really pissed off by being ignored this way. Our server spent so much time chatting up the other tables, it was ridiculous. I was getting furious. We decided to tip the busboy because he was more attentive then the server and we tipped the server only 10% and then complained to the manager. I was so tempted to just leave the dude NOTHING!!!


Mr. Construction came over last night after I got back from NY with balloon and a birthday card in hand. It was really sweet. We just sat around and watched a DVD and ate take out. It was a great evening. He is really starting to get caught up and that’s fine by me because I like him too.

The Manager has been really attentive lately. I’ve been impressed. He messed up slightly this weekend but I’m sure he will make it up to me tonight or tomorrow.

The Analyst is still being himself. He purchased a new car Friday and asked me to go with him to pick it up. That was fine. No problem, but on the way he started questioning me on Mr. Construction. I sooooo did not want to have that conversation with him so I eventually changed the subject. It’s weird talking to your ex about the new guy you are dating. Way weird.

I think that’s it for now. Oh, one of my co-workers brought me in some homemade crab soup!!! I can’t wait to dig into that.

Ok, I’m going to make my rounds to your blogs today so see you later.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

It's getting hot in here.

I really love my job and the people I work with. I have not had that in a work environment in a very long time. With that said my boss is a really cool person. We get along with no problems.

However, my boss’s personal life is a complete mess. She is cheating on her husband and we all know it. I think her affair has been going on for about a year now. Well, suffice to say that I think her husband has gotten wind of said affair.

We were all seated at our desks, minding our own businesses when all of a sudden my boss screeches at me, “DIVA!!! Please do me a favor. Run to the front desk and grab Greg and take him to the all purpose room really fast! Tell him I’ll be there in a minute. I got caught up in a last minute meeting.”

Me: “Ok. Why are you so frazzled? Everything ok?”

Boss: “Yes but Richard is on his way up and I can’t have them two meet!!!!”

Richard is her husband and Greg is her stiff one on the side. I run out to the lobby to grab Greg. As I do the elevator door opens and Richard steps out. Oh my goodness! I’ve met Richard before so I simply say, “Hi Richard. Long time no see. How are you?”

Richard: “I’m just hunky dory. How are you these days?”

Me: “Fantastic.”

Richard: “Good to hear it.”

Me. “Alright. Take care.”

I usher Greg out of the lobby as fast as I can before Richard could have a chance to mention my boss. I take Greg to the All Purpose room, have him sit down, turn on the TV and close the door as I leave. I get back to my desk just as Richard and my boss are leaving from her office. She doubles back and tells me, “Wait about 10 minutes and tell Greg to…” Just as she was giving me her directive, Greg walks out of the room and over to us and says, “Tell Greg what?”

Ok now I am shitting bricks. I am looking really dazed and confused right now. I’m wondering how she is going to get herself out of this mess. I surely wasn’t going to offer any assistance.

Boss: “I was just going to tell her to tell you that I was going to be right in in just a few moments.”

Greg: “Oh cool. How are you?” He then kisses her on the cheek.

Boss: “Really good honey…just crazy busy.” Just then Richard comes over to her, “Hey, I looked back and noticed you weren’t behind me. Uhhh…what’s going on here?”

Now I’m looking back and forth at all three of them wondering what she is going to do. I need to go back to my desk but for some reason my legs will not move.

Boss: “I had to speak to this gentleman for a minute. Meet me at the elevators in the lobby.”

Richard: “Ok but what is the kiss on the cheek about?”

Greg: Looking directly at my boss, “Who is this?”

Richard: “Who am I? Who are YOU?”

Aaaaawww shit now!!! It’s about to get crazy around here. I still can’t move.

Boss: “Let’s go to the conference room down the hall and talk about it.”

Richard: “You damn right we’ll talk about it.”

All three of them proceed to the conference room and all you can hear is a lot of shouting and screaming and furniture moving. Richard flings open the door and rushes out, gets to the elevator and leaves in a huff. Greg walks out in a huff about 5 minutes later. My boss comes back to her desk, gathers her keys and purse and leaves for the rest of the day. She’s off today as well.


Monday, August 20, 2007

What is really going on?

You will not believe what happened this weekend. I am home relaxing, in the den doing some work on the computer Saturday evening when I hear a knock at my door. I get up from my desk and walk over to the door and ask, “Who is it?”

“It’s me, ‘D’.”

I had a look of total shock on my face. ‘D’ is my ex from last year. I hadn’t spoken to him since. I was both shocked and pissed off. I mean how dare he just show up at my house unannounced. He didn’t know my relationship status. If The Analyst was still living there he would have ripped ‘D’ a new one.

I open the door with my mouth agape trying to process his appearance at my door.

Me: “Well, what brings you by after all this time?” I hadn’t seen you in almost a year.”

He walks in and sits at the dining room table and proceeds to tell me about his whereabouts and what has been happening in his life since our break up. Nothing heavy.

He then proceeds to tell me how much he misses me and all this stuff.

WTF!!!?? Is there a full moon and I don’t know about it? Is this April Fools day and no one told me? What the hell is going on?

I’m still miffed that he showed up unannounced. If The Manager or Mr. Construction was there it would have been very awkward.

‘D’ can just hang it up…I have no room in my life for him. He is an ex for a reason.


Thursday, August 16, 2007

How rude can you be?

Ok some people take rudeness and disrespect to a whole other level at times. I am a nursing trainer. It's my job to train people on a regular bases. I love training. I've been doing it for 10 years now. I'm damn good at it.

Anyway, the hospital where I work is launching a new surgical software that nurses and surgeons alike will have to utilize. It's pretty critical stuff. I mean, you have some poor stiff laid out on the operating bed and you have to have the system up right there beside you the entire time during the procedure. If you screw something up there the poor fool laid out could die. It's really just that critical that the peopple learn this stuff,

Anyway, I'm about to conduct a training session with a group of nurses. I'm in the front of the class room, getting introductions and preliminary stuff out of the way when I noticed seated in the front row this chick has a book open and is reading it! THIS IDIOT IS READING A BOOK IN THE FRONT ROW RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME trying to conduct a training.

Oh I wanted to beat the shit out of her but I simply said, "I'd hate for you to miss some really important information during class so could you please put the book away?"

This chick puts the book away, half ass pays attention during class then has the nerve to slam me on the evaluation. I so wanted to beat her ass.

I just laughed it off considering the source.

How rude could you be to read a book in front of the instructor duing class?


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Aaaaaahhhhhh yeah baby!!

So I’m back from my trip to Vegas. Let me start off by saying I had a marvelous time! It was amazing. First let me say that humans were not made to live in 110 degree weather. What the hell is up with the heat out there? We saw several shows: Cirque De Soleil (Mystiere), Stomp Out Loud, The Blue Man Group and the Chippendales. Oh my goodness the Chippendales. Oh my goodness!!! I am still speechless. These are the most gorgeous, perfect men God ever put on this earth! Hold on while I wipe the drool from my keyboard. I swear like six of them wanted me!!! I saw them giving me the eye. They wanted me baby!

All of the shows were magnificent. I am really glad I saw them all. By the way, what is up with all the use of paper in the Blue Man Group show? What’s the deal? It was great though.

I came back exhausted as all get out. I slept half the day away yesterday trying to catch up on my much needed sleep. Let’s be honest, you do not go to Vegas to rest and relax!

I am sitting here blurry eyed having visions of ever so gently placing my head on a very soft, plush pillow on my desk that just some how miraculously appears.

Our trip started off with my parking the car in my favorite spot in the Long Term parking lot of the airport. My girlfriends and I jump out of the car and grab our bags as the shuttle was about to leave the stop. We flag the driver down and she stops allowing us to enter the shuttle. I approach first and struggle to lift my suitcase onto the bus but I do and secure it in a safe place. I look behind me and realize that my girls were not there. I look out of the front door and see one of them laying flat on the ground with her legs sticking straight up in the air laughing hysterically. I see that she’s ok, proceed to laugh my ass of then find a seat and sit down. Aaaww yes…..we are set for Vegas now baby!!!!

You will happy to know that I didn’t cuss out or beat the shit out of the ex-friend I told you all about. I was on my best behavior. Almost.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

A Little Vaca...

Hello all of you beautiful bloggers. I just wanted to tell everyone to have a great rest of the week and weekend. I'm off to Vegas for a few days.

I'll return on Monday and check in with all of you then.

Be safe and have fun!!!

Monday, August 6, 2007

Here's What Happened.....

Ok, so I had a pretty interesting weekend. Friday The Analyst comes over. Eats and relaxes. Nothing out of the ordinary.

I call Mr. Construction to try and avoid a catastrophe.

Me: “Hey Honey.”

Mr. Construction: “Hey You.”

Me: “Hey, I have a slight change in plans. If you still want to get together then I’ll meet you at the place. Or else we’ll have to make it for tomorrow.”

Mr. Construction: “Uhhh…tomorrow is fine. One of my buddies asked me to get together with the guys as sort of a bachelor party thing since my buddy is getting married next weekend.”

Me: Breathing a sigh of relief “Cool…tomorrow it is then.”

So The Analyst and I just chill out the remainder of the evening. I wake up in the morning when I hear him leaving the spare bedroom and pad downstairs to turn on the TV. We just relax for most of the morning. It starts to get late and I’m starting to get antsy wondering when he was going to get the hell out of there. I had spoken with Mr. Construction and he was due at my house at 6:00pm. I walk from the den into the living room where The Analyst was seated and asked him, “What time are you leaving out?”

The Analyst: “I’m not.”

Me: “WHAT! I shriek.

The Analyst: “I’m tired. I’m just going to relax the rest of the day.”

Holy shit! I run upstairs and immediately dial Mr. Construction’s number in an attempt to head him off at the pass. I ring his home number… answer. DAMN! I call his cell…no answer. Shit!! I leave a message, “Hey sweetie, don’t come to my house, just meet me at the mall instead since I will be on that side of town anyway.”

So now I am frantically getting myself ready so that I can bail out of there just in case Mr. Construction doesn’t get my message and shows up. Just as I’m about ready to leave my cell phone rings. I look at the caller ID and its Mr. Construction. Thank goodness!!

Me. “Hey.”

Mr. Construction: “Hey you. I got your message; I’ll just meet you there then. No problem.

Me: Cool. I’ll see you then.”

Whew!!!! So now I’m home free. I leave and meet Mr. Construction for dinner. We are sitting there talking when I decide to ask him, “ Soooo….let me ask you this: If your woman told you that her ex boyfriend was going to stay over night at her house how would you feel about that?”

Mr. Construction: “No way!!! Nope. That would not fly with me at all. I’d constantly think something was going on there. Nope. Not happening.’

Me: “Oh... just thought I’d ask.”

Friday, August 3, 2007


As you all know, I’ve been dating Mr. Construction and The Manager casually trying to decide who actually has staying power if either one does. Well I hadn’t heard from The Manager in 7 – 9 days. Yep, you read it correctly 7-9DAYS!

I receive a text message out of the blue:

Hey you, had 2 get another phone, been moving, call me

I ignored those sweet little words and never responded to that text.

He then decides to call me a little later when he realized he was on ignore status. I reached for my phone thinking it was someone I actually WANTED to speak with, looked at the caller ID display and immediately hit the “Fuck You” button and proceeded with my day.

How dare you think I’m cool with being ignored for a week?

Then The Analyst calls in search of some mail that he was expecting from his tenants in GA. It did not come. He then asked if he could crash at my house for the night as he has no money and need to wait on the mail for tomorrow. My nice, sweet, DUMB ASS said “Sure, no problem.” Mind you I have a date with Mr. Construction tonight.

What the fuck am I supposed to do now?

Thursday, August 2, 2007

I'm wondering about me

I am sitting here waiting for my students to arrive and I begin contemplating my past relationships. Things with Mr. Construction are going very well. We seem to be connecting and I am grateful for that. I am not getting my hopes up though because I have had these "false starts" too many times. For now, I'm just going to enjoy the ride where ever it takes me.

Upon reflecting on past romances, I try to figure out my part in the demise. Was I too accommodating? Was I too easy going? Was I just a convenience? Was I not a challenge?

My ex husband's close friend once told me that I was too lenient with my ex husband. Go figure. I have the mind set that we are all adults. I am not your mother so there is no need for me to monitor your every comings and goings. I trust you until you give me reason to not. Silly me.

I've always tried to be a very easy going person as to not cause conflict. No man wants a woman that fusses and argues all the time right? I want my man to come home to a calm, happy home. Your home should be your sanctuary from the big bad mean world.

Then I start to look at some of my friends relationships and wonder to myself 'Why are they still together?' Often times the woman in those cases are complete shrews. Constantly shrieking and barking orders to her man. But the funny thing is, HE STAYS! The guy is usually completely in love with her. I just don't get this.

I figured, 'forget all this'...I'm just going to be myself and the right man will appreiciate my easy going, lenient demeanor.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

I've Been Nominated!!

Thanks Write for life for nominating me! I am so excited I don't know what to do!! I've never been nominated for a blogging award before.

So, i must past on this distinguished honor, and here they are:

1. Blog This -Jenny's stories are funny as all get out! She also has the cutest little boy.

2. Boobs, Injuries, & Dr. Pepper - I have never consistantly read a blog and laughed uncontrollably as I have with Crystal. This woman , by far is the most hilarious blogger I have ever read.

3. Poker Girl in Vegas - This woman is honest, open and a hell of a lot of fun!

4. Days Lke This - I love reading her funny quipps on life and about her son. I have to read her blog everyday.

5. Chronicles of A Bklyn Broad - This woman is raw, no holds barred. I love it.

6: Emancipation of a Drama Queen - This woman is just too funny for words!

Thank you Mizrepresent , and congrats to my nominees!