Saturday, June 30, 2007

Things I Learned This Week: 6/30/07

Because I want to spare you from experiencing some of the things I endured over the last few days, I post “Things I Learned This Week” each Saturday. It’s educational, sometimes insightful and for some reason it never makes me look good. I hope that knowing about at least one item on this list will make your upcoming week much easier. So here are the “Things I Learned This Week” for the week of 6/22/07-6/30/07.

! I learned that when making homemade non-alcoholic Mint Juleps, only one teaspoon of Peppermint Extract should be used. Trust me, when you use two, you may as well liquefy an Altoid Mint and drink it. It was good for clogged sinuses though!

! I learned that I should never have taught Lucy and Ethel to dance to MC Hammer’s ‘Can’t Touch This.’ While it was cute at first, I am really ready for them to stop saying ‘break it down’ every chance they get.

! I learned that pretending a starfish is stuck to my face while at the interactive tide pools at Sea World is only funny to Lucy and Ethel. The hosts at the tide pools are obviously lacking a sense of humor.

! I learned that before I make fun of a city near our company’s headquarters, I should first learn what city the representative from headquarters lives in. Yes, they happened to be the same city and the last part of lunch was very quiet. I also learned when asked why my clients are doing so well, I should not answer with a joke about how they are bribing me with lots of cash.

! I learned that when in an important quarterly staff meeting with upper management, I should not answer a question about a recent conference call by saying ‘I really can’t remember, I was sleeping through it.’ I think my boss got me out of that one.

! I learned that telling Female Coworker that ‘she’s just one of the guys’ isn’t quite the compliment I intended it to be.

And lastly,

! I learned that leaving the office early because it is my one-year blogiversary is not recognized by our company as an accepted excuse for working a half-day.

25 comments:

AndreAnna said...

That's crap! Your one-year blogiversary should be recognized! Damn the man.

And I think it's hysterical that your kids are dancing MC Hammer.. LOL. Take video!

Lizza said...

The thought of your twins driving you crazy by saying "can't touch this" is just too precious!

And...

I always took "being one of the guys" as a compliment. It is, isn't it? It isn't? I'm going to go sulk now.

Michael C said...

AndreAnna: That's exactly how I felt about work. Damn the man indeed ;-)

I should take video, they've named about 10 dances they do, including the wave, the step and the bootie shake!

Michael C said...

Lizza: No sulking! It's a compliment. I guess I should get the girls parachute pants ;-)

brandy said...

Ethel and Lucy are lucky to have a father who clearly recognizes the importance of MC Hammer. Please don't dress them like him though. That would be... unbearable.

Just telling it like it is said...

What how could they not recognize this very important holiday...don't they know that you are famous...

and hey I like being told that I am one of the guys...but only after I have shaven off my mustache

Michael C said...

Brandy: I'm working on having them dance to MC's 'Tell Me Have You Seen Here' next. If anyone could pull off the parachute look, it would be my little cuties ;-)

Just Telling: Are you calling me famous?? Thanks!! Oh, and no comment on the mustache part...I don't want to get into anymore trouble...
;-)

Odat said...

Well I think the starfish stuck to your face is funny!!!! And I don't mind being called one of the guys...I feel accepted...but there is one guy in my office who is offended when I call him one of the girls!!! (he really should recognize it and get it over with).
Peace

Just telling it like it is said...

Yeah I'm calling you famous or at least you are in blog land..arn't we all really?...

Okay maybe I don't have a mustache but I have been asked when are my balls going to drop...I guess I was a little agressive and bitchy that day... I still did not take it wrong...

Michael C said...

Odat: One of the girls? You're right, he should just accept it!! I can't imagine why that would bother him... ;-)

Just Telling: We are all famous, aren't we!!! Remind me never to mess with you! ;-)

Desiree said...

Learn the city the rep is from... I took note because that made me laugh out loud... I think I might have done something similar recently.;)

Michael C said...

Desiree: If I had any inclination, I would not have said a word...my boss is still making fun of me about it.
Thanks for stopping by.

Patti said...

Can't believe the powers that be do not understand the importance of your one-year blogiversary.

People like that will never rate a homemade seal from me.
;-)

Michael C said...

Patti: They don't deserve a homemade or store bought seal for that matter!!
;-)

FRIGGA said...

Wait, you mean blogging really isn't an acceptable excuse? ooops.

Oh, & LoL on the mint, been there done that :0

~*SilverNeurotic*~ said...

I just just picture Lucy and Ethel running around singing 80's rap tunes.

Michael C said...

Frigga: It is for me!! ;-)

Silver: They try stuff like that all the time! Wonder who they got it from?? ;-)

Patti said...

You are clearly a 'fun' dad. The girls will look back on these days and smile.

Heart Of Darkness said...

With the female coworker - did you say she is like one of the guys, or that she looks like one of the guys, because to you, that might be semantics, but to the female coworker, that's a world of difference!


Oh, and the starfish... fun for me too! The operating guys have no humor what so ever. Never mind.


And Pepsi whops Coke's ass when it comes to flavor!

Michael C said...

Heart: Definitely 'one of' although I have an interesting story regarding the looks though...Glad to know other's find the starfish thing funny. I have a good friend who works for Coke so I am loyal to them ;-)

Heart Of Darkness said...

Today's subliminal message is...



*blink*




drink Pepsi

Michael C said...

Heart: OK, as soon as no one is looking, I'll get a Pepsi. That's actually all we have at work...

Heart Of Darkness said...

I prefer Pepsi... but if I told you why, I'd have to go all cute and irresistible, and you'd never drink Coke again...

Michael C said...

Heart: well, now you gotta tell...but let me swear my allegiance to coke first!!

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