Inching out of the shell

So Elvie and I have been tasked with counting mail at work.  Long story.  Suffice to say we must keep track of every single piece of paper that comes through the department for the next month.  Yup, a whole month.

So Elvie suggested we make an Excel spreadsheet to help us keep track of all the mailings.

Good idea.

We switch certain daily tasks each month.  This month (October), it’s Elvie’s turn to do the mail.  However, Diane had us start counting mail just this past Monday.  So that means Elvie will keep track of the mail for two weeks, and then I get to, once November rolls around.

Are you still with me?  Because I am getting to the punchline.

This morning, Diane had some changes to the spreadsheet, and Elvie made the changes, and she wanted me to double-check her work.

“Just to have two sets of eyes,” she said.

I was like, “Can do.”

Then, as an afterthought, I added, “Although in my case, it’s more like four eyes….”

Carmen chuckled.

I made a joke!  Because, you know, people with glasses are often said to have ‘four eyes.’

AR AR AR!  Funny, huh?


My attempt at humor.


I’ll work on it.  But it made me feel good to make someone laugh.

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Friday “Temporary Insanity” Funny

First of all, don’t forget to join DJ Mozo in The Seventh House tonight, from 8 to 10:30 pm EST (7 to 9:30 CST) on Tenacity Radio. I’ll be listening in, if not chatting. So. The weekly shameless plug, after a long absence.

Wow. What a week. I’ll need a whole ‘nother post to fill you in.

But today is younger Michelle’s last day with us. She is still going to be with the company, she’s just transferring to a different building. So we’ll still see her, just not every day. I wish her well.

In honor of younger Michelle, I post this Animaniacs clip as my Friday Funny, from a cartoon called “Temporary Insanity.” It’s not the whole cartoon like I wanted; the whole cartoon has been pulled from Youtube. In this clip, the CEO Mr. Plotz wants Wakko to make copies, Yakko to type a memo, and Dot to file some papers. Predictably, insanity ensues.

Don’t you wish you had Wakko’s mallet? Cause I sure do.

Many thanks to Youtube user Animaniac clips 4 YOU for the video.

Enjoy! And Happy Friday!

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Friday Gilda Radner Funny

Hi, all.

So my Funny today features my favorite comedienne of all time, Gilda Radner.

This is a sketch from her “Gilda: Live” program, which I have on VHS. She plays elderly substitute teacher Miss Emily Litella. It’s “very different,” but funny nonetheless.

There’s only one instance of foul language in this sketch. And it skews a bit blue in the end. Fair warning. But really, Gilda is tame compared to today’s comics. Still, I wouldn’t recommend little kids watch it.

(Many thanks to Youtube user DetroitWalkToFAME for the video.)

Enjoy! And Happy Friday!

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I found out that, whenever I have one set of untied shoelaces, I have to re-tie both sets of laces.  Even if the other shoelaces are already tied tightly.

Isn’t that weird?

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Sports and cynicism

What is it about sports that brings out the cynicism in all of us?

Have you ever noticed that?

I don’t know why. But I feel it, too.

Take, for example, tonight. Older Sister, Youngest Brother, and I attended a local hockey game. Our team lost, 2 to 1, but it was a good game.

But all I could think was….okay, our team’s mascot is a horse named Ricochet. And it was Ricochet’s sixteenth birthday today.

All I could think was, ‘Boy, I bet the person wearing that costume feels like a real horse’s ass sometimes.’

See what I mean?

Another weird thing is, it is the fans’ ‘duty’ to “create a hostile environment for the other team.” Uh, doesn’t that go against good sportsmanship? So I’m cynical in that I cheer for all the good plays, regardless of which team makes them. And there were some really good plays tonight from both sides.

Youngest Brother is still holding out for a bench-clearing brawl at one of the games, though. Dream on. Though I guess it could happen. Fights at hockey games annoy me. As the saying goes, “I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out.” Yeah, some games have been like that.

Doesn’t help that it was really frickin’ cold inside the arena tonight. Well, duh, Mouse, it’s an ice arena. Good thing I wore a jacket.

Older Sister was kind enough to take this picture of me.

Older Sister was kind enough to take this picture of me.

This photo is what The Stable looks like. It’s quite nice:

Photo taken by me

Photo taken by me

(How I love the panorama feature of my new phone’s camera. It’s awesome!)

Our team even has a theme song. Yeah, a theme song.

And, yes, this is a real song. Done by a real band. The band’s name is Con Bro Chill, and the song is called, appropriately enough, “Arena.”

Doesn’t get more ripe for cynicism than that.

But, once again, it’s all part of the fun, I guess.

Let’s feed Bruce!

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Favorite quotes

Can’t sleep.

Felt like blogging. Again.

Plus, I shouldn’t have had that caffeinated beverage so close to bedtime. That’ll teach me.

Anyway, I just got the thinking. Although despite my introspective mood (as indicated by my Punkymood icon), I can’t think of anything really deep and astounding.

So I thought I’d make a list of some of my favorite quotes.

My most favorite quote of all time is: “….Instead I sat in the car and read a map, and spelled out entire sentences with my tongue on the roof of my mouth, where nobody could read ‘em.” It’s from the movie “Badlands,” spoken by Sissy Spacek’s character Holly Sargis. Being a writer, I just love that quote. It’s so true. I do that all the time.

Below are some more.

~ “I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am. I am. I am.” – Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

~ “Oh, for a license.” – Sylvia Plath again; suits me, as I don’t drive

~ “For a pessimist, I’m pretty optimistic.” – me, or so I thought; I didn’t know it was a Paramore song until only a couple months ago

~ “I would go crazy, but I already have, so I’m guilt-free.” – me

~ “Think about what you’re doing, not how you’re doing it. What, not how. What, not how. What, not how.” – Mike Rowe, “Dirty Jobs”

~ “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible.'” – Audrey Hepburn

~ “Quando omni flunkus moritati.” – from “The Red Green Show;” roughly translated, it means, “When all else fails, play dead.”

~ “Things that seem too good to be true, they usually do/Usually do.” – Nina Storey, from her song “Crown”

~ “Every day is a gift, that’s why they call it the present.” – Anonymous

~ “I reject your reality and substitute my own.” – Adam Savage, “Mythbusters;” rather a nice take on life in general, don’t you think?

~ “I’m thinking like a swinging door/Hinging on these changing thoughts/Between the pull up to the shore/And the push off.” – Sarah Harmer, from her song “Pendulums”

And there’s a whole lot in various books, but one of the most true is from my favorite book ever, The Language of Goldfish by Zibby O’Neal. It’s a whole paragraph:

“….It wasn’t as if on some particular morning she’d suddenly felt different. Things didn’t happen that way. They changed slowly. You went along more or less the same until one day you knew something was terribly wrong. And then you realized it had been that way for a very long time.”

Story of life. Cautionary, too, in a way. Made me pay attention when I was ten; that’s how I knew I was depressed by the time I was twelve.


I have more, but I can’t think of them right now. My brain is going to sleep, even if my body can’t at the moment.

Time for some tunes. Thank you, Pandora Radio.

Catch you later.

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October sunset

As seen from the parking lot of work this afternoon.

So, I know, it’s not exactly sunset. More like late afternoon twilight, I guess.

But it was just pretty.

I took this picture with my new phone, too. So, the camera works!


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