Thursday, May 15, 2008

Randomocity Killed The Cat*

Pat yourselves on the back. You made it to the end of another week. Please join me in celebrating that achievement with the next two days off and way too many Pop Tarts, won't you? Now, here’s the usual end of the week leftovers random thoughts. Have a great weekend!

* I have come to the conclusion that Friday afternoons are the afterbirth of the work week. You know it’s coming, but the important stuff has already passed.

* Next time it is 4:42 in the afternoon and I accuse a coworker of cheating the company by setting her clock so far in advance, I should pay attention to what that day’s date is. What never occurred to me is that my coworker’s clock can also display the numbers ‘5-09’ as the date and not the time. As my coworker rightly predicted, I will NEVER live that little mistake down…

* Does anyone else find themselves averting their eyes whenever Ronald Reagan kisses a woman in his movies because it’s a woman other than Nancy?

* You know you are doing something right as a parent when your daughter is stirring the sweetener into your tea, takes a test sip and tells you ‘you’ll like this Daddy, it’s like steak, except it’s a drink.’ They grow up so fast…

* I should never eat peanuts when in a put down session at work. We often engage in put down sessions daily as we yell loud enough to be heard without having to leave our cubicles. I’d say we do it to ease the stress of the work day, but I think we just can no longer stand each other. I was the recipient of a rather sharp put down the other day and responded with my mouth full of peanuts by yelling ‘it’s a good thing I have a mouth full of peanuts right now or you’d be in trouble!’ Sadly, when your mouth is full of peanuts, it actually sounds like you are saying that your mouth is full of something else. And let’s face it; there is really no way to recover from that.

* Perhaps I am too easily excited when I have to announce a family party just to celebrate the fact that I found a version of Shirley Bassey (the woman who sang some of the best James Bond themes: Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever and Moonraker) singing Barry Manilow’s Copacabana. Needless to say, the family party ended as a party of one.

* Even though you find it both timely and topical, never tell your boss that something is as useless as a Hillary Clinton win in West Virginia. Oh shoot, I referred to politics and probably just offended some of you. Sorry.

* Here’s a tip: when you walk into the break room and you think you hear one female coworker tell another female coworker ‘and you put it in your bra,’ just shut your mouth and don’t make a stupid comment. Doing so will allow you to hear the rest of the conversation where you would learn that they were sharing recipes and what was actually said was ‘and you put it in your broth.’ Plus, it might prevent you from accidentally offending two more people in your office.

*No feline was injured in the making of this post. Though, I did accidentally step on Ethel’s stuffed cat last night in the dark. But it wasn’t a real stuffed cat, it was from Build A Bear Workshop, which means I probably paid way too much for it and it probably has an outfit for every day of the week.


Michele said...

Oh goody I'm the first one to post!!!

Boy you threw me off posting randomocity so early in the week.

Oh wait a minute tomorrow is Friday? Crap. I totally thought it was Thursday. Now I have to go to work soon.

So how come you never told me, Shirley Bassey sang Copacabana? Did it occur to you that I might have wanted to participate in that celebration too?

CassJustCurious said...

I completely agree about Friday Afternoons. I'm just so glad that it's actually going to happen today.

magickat said...

These are all SO random! But honestly, I can't stop trying to figure out what it sounds like your saying with peanuts in your mouth. "He nuts?" "Me nuts?"

Oh my I hope you didn't say something that sounded like the second one. At work no less.


Candace said...

MuNKi will probably want to adopt Lucy and Ethel when he reads that steak thing. ^_^

It is hard (TWSS) to talk with peanuts in your mouth (TWSS!)

It's funny that you mentioned the Star Trek Logo on my blog, cuz we've been watching the films with the kids lately. I'm indoctrinating them further still into the world of Geekery! :)

Selma said...

I'm still waiting on the Shirley Bassey version of 'I Write The Songs.' Now that would be a showstopper. Have a great weekend!

sari said...

Fred Willard rocks! Long live the party of One!

Heart Of Darkness said...

Hey Mr. Curiosity
Is it true what they've been saying about you
Well are you killing me
You took care of the cat already
And for those who think it's heavy
Is it the truth
Or is it only gossip

Dr.John said...

Funny as usual.

Mel Heth said...

Thanks for making my mind conjure up an image of a placenta. Sick.

Patti said...

Yeah, I also thought of a placenta, but the rest of the post made me laugh and forget about that.

Your co-workers must love to see you enter a room. Hilarity must ensue.
It would be worth working in a cubicle.

On a limb with Claudia said...

I avert my eyes anytime anyone mentions Ronald Reagan, so I'm not exactly sure what you wrote here. I met someone today who is waiting for the trickle down. I was like, dude, it's been 20 years - move on. He sneered that I was a liberal and I wondered what he was smoking.

C said...

The idea that in one post you may or may not have peanuts stuffed in your mouth as well other things stuffed in bras makes this post all that more entertaining.

Amy said...

Mouth full of peanuts...too funny! I laughed out loud really hard when I said it like I had a mouth full of peanuts... : )

Hope you had a great time at Disneyland. When we lived there we had the annual black out dates! I went way more than any adult should be allowed...I got excited each time we pulled into the parking garage...I love that place! I will return someday!

Janna said...

I'm still laughing out loud at the "mouth full of peanuts" thing.

ROFL! :)

Heart Of Darkness said...

You're supposed comment your comments... Mikey, are you, like, there...? ;)

meleah rebeccah said...

Im dying over the busted Build a Bear that you over paid for with too many outfits.