Saturday, September 22, 2007

Things I Learned This Week: 9/22/07

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. I hope that knowing about at least one item on this list will make your upcoming week much easier.

! I learned that next time I am harbor cruising with inner ear damage I need to try and remain seated for the majority of the cruise. I also learned that way too many people still think the 'I'm king of the world' bit is funny.

! I learned that the more you mention to a young child that their birthday is coming that the higher their expectations are raised. I WILL NOT make this same mistake as Christmas approaches! Now I know how Ralphie Parker felt.

! I learned that receiving a work phone means that people from work expect me to have it on me and to actually use it other than to play with the walkie talkie feature. Which reminds me, my coworkers felt they had to tell me to not give my direct connect number to my 'online friends.' Seriously, what's up with that??

! I learned that going to Sam's Club while on a diet is the equivalent of cutting your arms and legs wide open and swimming with sharks in a tank of chum. Actually, it's probably nothing like that. It's like someone who doesn't want to eat lots of stuff that's bad for them being forced to walk right by it. Yeah, that's a lot closer to what it's like. Although I'll have to file the shark thing away for later...

! I learned that receiving a call from work at 7:30AM on my day off turns me into a spitting, cussing, violent person...for about 2 minutes. I was half asleep for most of the call. Although I fear I may have agreed to do something I didn't want to do and now cannot remember. Oh man I hope I didn't trade my sweet cubicle for someone else's. Oh no, did I just use sweet and cubicle in the same sentence? Publicly? Shoot me now! Seriously, right now.

! I learned that it's ok to spend $75 shopping for toys on e-bay. I just shouldn't tell people about it. Oh man, by posting here, I guess I just did.

And lastly,

! I learned that no matter how I feel about it, my little girls are still turning 5 today and there is nothing I can do to stop it. I learned most importantly how time flies and how important it is to cherish every single moment. Well, I also learned that I shouldn't give little ones bubble gum as it tends to find its way into little girls' hair, but that didn't sound as nice...


******I swear there will be a Q & A Tuesday this week, so if you have more questions, feel free to send 'em on down the line.******

18 comments:

Tammie Jean said...

Those are all good lessons.

As a little girl I always had long hair, always feel asleep with gum in my mouth, and then always had that funny patch of "chopped off" hair because I couldn't get the gum out. Although I've heard that peanut butter works... now they tell me!

katherine. said...

peanut butter DOES work the best....I speak with great experience.

kat said...

Oh shit! I want Socially Obvious's number and Female CoWorker.

Please!!!!!!!!!

Patti said...

maybe your "fun" co-workers could take turns guest hosting your blog on occasion.
It would give you a break.


or maybe not...

Candace said...

Happy Birthday to Lucy and Ethel!! :-)

$75 of gum is a lot. It wasn't used was it? ;-)

~*SilverNeurotic*~ said...

Happy birthday to the twins....

and those toys were for them, right? ;)

wolf said...

Happy birthday to the twins! Gift idea: give them five minutes with your work phone. And some gum.

abbersnail said...

Happy birthday to your girls.

Also: You frickin' crack me up. I loved the bit about the sharks. You might want to copyright that one right now! It's going to catch on like wildfire, I can FEEL it.

Amy said...

Happy Birthday to the girls!!! Kids just grow up to fast!!

Odat said...

Hope the birthday party was great!
Peace

armalicious said...

Happy Birthday Lucy & Ethel!! A day late, but still heartfelt all the same.

Co-workers can be kind of annoying, can't they? Sheesh.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Happy birthday to Lucy and Ethel. And I'm really sorry the sharks ate your chewing gum.

Also, somebody needs to tell your company that a day off is a day OFF. But if you are so indispensable even on your day OFF, they should pay you more.

Airam said...

I learned that a heartburn combined with a cold is not good.

Airam said...

Happy Birthday to your adorable girls!

meleah rebeccah said...

Oh!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your darling girls.

(It never gets easier watching them get older).

Open Grove Claudia said...

Oh, sorry Michael. I already posted your direct connect number in the on-line community directory. I wish I had known you didn't want me to do that.

What was that number again?

Open Grove Claudia said...

PS. Happy birthday to the twins! HURRAY!

FRIGGA said...

Well happy belated birthday to the Lucy & Ethel!! And yea, the only way a cubicle could be sweet is if it were something super cool produced from the Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory and it would be edible. That way, once the enjoyment is over, the cubicle is gone! :-0...