Thursday, May 08, 2008

Randomocity – That’s all, just Randomocity

Put your gameshow host voices on and read the next line: It’s Friday and we know what that means…Randomocity!!! Actually, that might not be a bad idea for a game show title. The contestants could be presented a bunch of random photos or words by c-list celebrities and have to figure out what they all have in common. Although, I think we’ve played that before and it was called ‘Kindergarten.’ Oh well, at least it’s the end of the week. Unless of course you work weekends, but then you’ve been relaxing all week while we were all desk jockeying, so it’s hard (that’s what she said) to feel pity for you. And on to the randomness…

* Is ‘homey don’t play that’ still in use? I used it at work this week and the reaction I received gave me the overwhelming impression that it has been phased out for quite some time now.

* Was the El Camino the first hybrid vehicle? After all, it was part car and part truck. Or would that make it the first SUV? And isn’t SUV one of the 14 Law and Orders that appears hourly on TNT?

* Upon discovering that it was just me and another coworker who has the same ‘rank’ (for lack of a much better or even decently better word) in the office the other day, I started singing Lionel Richie’s ‘Just You and I.’ As our administrative staff started laughing at me, I stopped when I realized that the next verse dealt with love. Then I started a monologue about the fact that it was a duet but I couldn’t remember who Lionel sang it with, even though I thought it was Diana Ross. When I turned around to see if anyone else knew, I was all ‘Alone Again, Naturally (Gilbert O’Sullivan – did you remember to say that in a lower tone?) and probably had been for several minutes. It then becomes very difficult to look the people you work with in the eye for the rest of the day knowing that they don’t have enough respect for you to listen to you speculate who sang what with Lionel Richie. Now I just wish they’d all ‘Sail Away’ (Lionel Richie).

* Hopefully this year I won’t accidentally wish all the mom’s in the office a good mother’s day when I leave Friday afternoon by telling them ‘I hope all you muthas have a great day Sunday,’ like I did last year. I didn’t mean anything by it but sure took heat for it. I. Guess. I. Have. To. E-n-u-n-c-i-a-t-e. A. Little. Better. This. Year.

* Paul Simon’s ‘Me and Julio Down By The School Yard’ really is a great ditty. Perhaps I am just biased though. I work with a Julio AND I live in Corona. I still can’t get the Julio from my office to go to a school yard with me just so I can tell everyone that me and Julio were down by the school yard. Believe me, I’ve tried. I think he’s starting to figure out what I’m trying to do though every time I suggest we go play dodgeball during lunch.

* Would work be more enjoyable if we renamed it play, or would it still feel like work? And what would this do to the value of the word play?

* Steel drums are apparently my kryptonite. I hear them and I am rendered useless, but in a good way. Ok, so that’s not really kryptonite at all then, is it?

* To anyone who says global warming isn’t real, let me offer you this chilling (despite the fact I talking about warming of course) example. When I ate my traditional afternoon popsicle yesterday, it melted twice as fast as it usually does. It was a most inconvenient truth indeed.

* My discussion of the correct spelling of segue yesterday got a lot of people (like 3!!) thinking about the odd spellings of certain words. And speaking of the odd spellings of words, what’s the deal (in my best Jerry Seinfeld voice) with ‘beignet?’ Why don’t we spell it ‘Ben-Yay?’ It’s a lot more fun to spell it that way, which is appropriate given the amount of masticating (read it carefully again, I said masticating) joy it provides.

Have a great weekend and a very Happy Mutha’s Mother's Day to all of you mothers out there!!

17 comments:

Heart Of Darkness said...

Yowzaaah! Am I first? Dude, pressure to come up with something clever!

Heart Of Darkness said...

There, no longer first - pressure's gone! *phew*


There is such a game over here, called "On tracks" - two pairs compete against one another in geography, basically. They are shows train tracks going from point A to point B, and on their way, the host gives them clues. They can get 10, 8, 6, 4 or 2 points, depending on when they pull the safety break and stop the train to answer...

It's okay. You feel like an uneducated moron while watching, 'cause you're right about 10% of the time... but it's still fun to watch!


Oh, and an idea for my brand new face-lifted blog (nope, not going Hollywood after that facelift - need a tummy tuck, lipo, removal of a couple of ribs etc, etc, etc, etc...
But here's the idea - random pic of somewhere I've been. The readers get to guess where that is. The winner gets a price in the form of... eh... the honor? :D


Anyway, good to be back. PS, you know you've got mails waiting for ya, don't ya?????

Selma said...

Have a brilliant weekend. Thanks for all the great laughs every week!

Candace said...

Oh you'd love Detroit. Streets like "Gratiot" are called GRAYshut. Every French word that can be slaughtered has been, to the utmost.

It's a bummer that no one would listen to your soliloquy. I think you need to pin them down with your gaze so they can't take off like that.

chefmom said...

I'd really like to hear that rendition of 'Just you and I'. And was that a Seasme street game? "one of these kids is doing his own thing, one of these kids is doing it wrong?" Or something along those lines? I loved that! I know I've been MIA, I have so much to catch up on. 2 words. CRAZY. BUSY. I miss my daily dose of laughter here!

magickat said...

You should definitely keep the enunciation OUT! I was drinking something and nearly spit everything all over my screen laughing at the way you said happy mothers day to everyone last year.

Alison said...

If it were spelled benyay we'd all walk around calling them benYAY!s.

Or maybe that would only be me.

BenYAY!

Oh, and happy mutha's day.

Linda~ said...

You crack me up.

Have a great weekend.

Linda~

Mel Heth said...

The steel drums point made me think of Michael Scott with one tiny Jamaican dread wrap in his hair. That might be a good look for you in the office next week. Happy Friday!

Natalie said...

Wow, you brought back Homey in public. No wonder co-workers think you're nuts.

FRIGGA said...

Hahahaha :D


Happy Friday!! :)

cmk said...

Friends of The Parents had an El Camino--I thought it was the perfect vehicle! Today, I think Hummers are. Hey, a Hummer would go very well with that concealed handgun permit I'm getting some day. I'm a very scary lady! :)

Patti said...

I've not visited for a few days. Busy week. Missed your humor, as always.

You eat a popsicle every day?
I guess it wouldn't be a treat any more, just a daily habit.
I guess there are worse habits!

Have a great weekend. ;-)

Ralph said...

‘Truly’ ‘You Are’ absolutely right to sing Lionel Richie. It is ‘Easy’ for them to lack respect for your efforts, but would they respect the talent of your average ‘Brick House’ more? Or even more (shudder) Gilbert O’Sullivan??

Michele said...

I don't know who is the least hip. Me for not being familiar with the term 'Homey don't play that', or you for using it. Perhaps it is a tie?

Now I have a hankering for a ben yay and I've never even had one before.

On a limb with Claudia said...

Happy Mother's day to Mrs. C. Thanks for putting up with Michael and the twins. They are a huge pain, I'm sure, but still nice to have around.

meleah rebeccah said...

Is ‘homey don’t play that’ still in use?

I sure hope so. I used that one today.