Truly Disappointing

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

My Self-Imposed Exile Is Over

ok im back, please hold your applause.

now for an update- got new job, realized i hate new job, realized i want totally different new job. got on meds and went to counselor, im "stable" now. had a brief relationship with a decent nice guy and went through an amicable and no drama breakup. almost bought a house in the boondocks i couldnt really afford but decided not to. contemplated getting a kitty addition to the family but have realized i can barely handle the poo situation without a third furry ass to clean up after. gotten back into avid reading of books, its a good thing. still have generalized wanderlust fever and persistent niggling case of the not satisfieds.


so yes, im working up to updating my resume and looking for a "real" job. my dad is quite pleased about that needless to say. i even got a book to help me out- "I Dont Know What I Want, But I Know Its Not This." the title pretty much sums up my state of mind right now. i changed working environments to a much healthier one but im still not very happy. its totally the job. being a cop is not challenging. literally a monkey could do it. you can only be treated like total shit by the public on a daily basis for so long before it kinda gets old. and ive been doing it for over 4 years. put a fork in me im done. ding! so yes, im contemplating completely dumping my idealism and morals and venturing out into the (gasp!) corporate world to get an "adult" job. it would be nice to wear regular clothes to work for a change and make some bank.

im thinking about looking for jobs involving writing of some kind. i do it well, its what i learned in college and grad school, and i can write the fuck out of anything that needs to be written (thank you oprah's lov-ah, steadman!). that or a paralegal job just cause i have my law degree and the bank is usually good. and i wouldnt mind leaving georgia either. perhaps washington or colorado? and dammit im gonna live downtown wherever i end up and im gonna live somewhere hep just because. but alas that continuing dream of achieving hepness is a topic for another post.

alright, time to read my career self-help book and prepare myself for what i assume will be an atrocious season premier of gilmore girls. ugh, et tu lorelai?

Monday, July 24, 2006

OK. It is time that I'm thinking about starting my own blog.....AAARRRGGGHH - scary stuff! I started as a squatter on this one, & will keep hanging out, but. 'Tis time. SO.....since I've neverEVER done anything like this at all.....ideas? Help? And believe me, I need help. HTML help, who can help set up, blogger - typepad (?) pros & cons.....anything you have to offer, I'd love to hear!! My e-mail: boockr@peoplepc.com .....thanks so much!!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Just a reminder....

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Career Opportunities

I was over at Hot Tamales, and it reminded me of the job search I'm in the middle of, and a conversation with K.
So you all know I'm not thrilled with my current 'professional circumstances'. I was thinking about it the other day (as usual), trying to decide which way I want to go, what I want to do, and thought "I could get my CDL license & become a truck driver!" Open roads, see the country, something different every day......(no, I wasn't really serious, but I thought it was kinda funny). So I called daughter K to get her reaction. Always fun times - especially when she's not sure if I'm serious or not.
Me: "So K, I've been thinking about the whole job thing, & I really think I should just get my CDL & become a truck driver"
Silence. Really...............long................ silence.
K: "You WHAT? You are NOT. I'D RATHER TELL PEOPLE MY MOTHER IS A CRACK WHORE THAN A TRUCK DRIVER."
And although I'm really not trying to alienate or offend truck drivers OR crack whores, I'm keeping this real. Deal - it's not personal.
SO. We chatted for awhile, & as much as we get along and are willing to work with each other on things, we really couldn't find middle ground between truck drivers and crack whores. We came up with nothing. Shock & surprise, I know!
I've been online and checking the paper tonight, just seeing what's out there, and I think just looking at the salaries (important for a single Grandma who LOVES to spoil the heart squatters) and the availability of jobs, I'm leaning towards brain surgeon. Must call K & see what she'd rather have me do than THAT.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Yes, I Am a Technology Junkie

so i got up super early today for no reason and went and bought me a new phone. my bastard cat, ness, decided he was gonna chew through my earpiece wire so i needed to replace that. but i decided to get a new phone because as i was paying my verizon bill online i noticed that my free every 2 years was up so i can get a free phone as of a couple days ago. so i dragged my ass to the verizon store and bought myself a fancy new razr. i basically got the razr for free but had to buy the extra pack with the carrier and charger etc. i also got a bluetooth ear thingy. and no i will not be wearing it around in my ear like im fucking uhura from star trek thank you very much. i friggin hate that.

so i spent a while figuring out how to download music ringtones. good times. right now my phone plays the charlies angels theme when it rings. i set it up to play a song from Rent when kt calls and it plays the peoples court theme as a ringback song. ringback is what you hear instead of ringing when you call me. i picked the peoples court cause it fuckin made me laugh every time i listened to it. perhaps its the melodrama of it. when i get a voicemail it plays voices carry by til tuesday. love that song. i was thinking of downloading something from fiddler on the roof for when my jewish friend calls. good fucking times yo! lol!

so yeah i have left the cell phone dark ages now. go me! who knew phones could be so much fun?

A good laugh.....

Ready to laugh out loud? Snort & spit whatever you're drinking? I was surfing tonight (me with no life), and saw this somewhere - I have no idea where. Read it. Guaranteed laughter. Really.
Booty Flies

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Tape Recorders at work?

Seriously, you'd think that whoever wrote this (I got it as an e-mail again today) was at my office. Funny thing? Last time I got it, I forwarded it to my friends at our corporate office, & they just KNEW it was me saying this stuff. And they understood.

SWEARING AT WORK POLICY

It has been brought to management's attention that some individuals throughout the company have been using foul language during the course of normal conversation with their co-workers. Due to complaints received from some employees who may be easily offended, this type of language will no longer be tolerated. We do however, realize the critical importance of being able to accurately express your feelings when communicating with co-workers.

Therefore, a list of 18 New and Innovative phrases have been provided so that proper exchange of ideas and information can continue in an effective manner.

1) TRY SAYING: I think you could use more training.
INSTEAD OF: You don't know what the f___ you're doing.

2) TRY SAYING: She's an aggressive go-getter.
INSTEAD OF: She's a ball-busting b__ch.

3) TRY SAYING: Perhaps I can work late.
INSTEAD OF: And when the f___ do you expect me to do this?

4) TRY SAYING: I'm certain that isn't feasible.
INSTEAD OF: No f___ing way.

5) TRY SAYING: Really?
INSTEAD OF: You've got to be sh__ing me!

6) TRY SAYING: Perhaps you should check with...
INSTEAD OF: Tell someone who gives a sh__.

7) TRY SAYING: I wasn't involved in the project.
INSTEAD OF: It's not my f____ing problem.

8) TRY SAYING: That's interesting.
INSTEAD OF: What the f___?

9) TRY SAYING: I'm not sure this can be implemented.
INSTEAD OF: This sh__ won't work.

10) TRY SAYING: I'll try to schedule that.
INSTEAD OF: Why the hell didn't you tell me sooner, a__hole?

11) TRY SAYING: He's not familiar with the issues.
INSTEAD OF: He's got his head up his a__.

12) TRY SAYING: Excuse me, sir?
INSTEAD OF: Eat sh__ and die.

13) TRY SAYING: So you weren't happy with it?
INSTEAD OF: Kiss my a__.

14) TRY SAYING: I'm a bit overloaded at the moment.
INSTEAD OF: F___ it, I'm not on
salary.

15) TRY SAYING: I don't think you understand.
INSTEAD OF: Shove it up your a__.

16) TRY SAYING: I love a challenge.
INSTEAD OF: This job sucks.

17) TRY SAYING: You want me to take care of that?
INSTEAD OF: Who the h___ died and made you God?

18) TRY SAYING: He's somewhat insensitive.
INSTEAD OF: He's a pr_ck.

Thank You For Your Consideration,
Human Resources

Signs, signs, everywhere there's signs.

Got this from Mom,Ma'am,Me. You can make your own here.... http://www.warninglabelgenerator.com/
This one's for me:


This one's my "boss":

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

We Apparently Have A Verdict

well seems that aunt flo decided to make a visit this afternoon. naturally i did not have a tampon near so i had to make do for a little while. im so putting some tampons in the bathroom at the precinct from now on. so yes i am not with child. which is probably a good thing! lol! and this means that i can give garrett the big middle finger. i hope something explodes near you in iraq and your snatch gets blown off. and yes, lesson learned. ok, many lessons learned here.

and yeah despite the fact that the world is a boy buffet im feelin very dissatisfied with the choices out there right now. im just not vibing with anything on the menu. sadly theres a couple really cute guys at work, but alas they are either married or engaged. tis a pity. but of course i dont need that kind of drama at a new place anyways so its a good thing. though there is one who is single and hes in a different unit. oh well, i got more stuff to worry bout in the next few weeks anyways. lol!

but speaking of work its going well. so far i havent felt my soul being sucked out of my body so thats a good thing. i generally laugh quite a bit lately at work. theyve got me moving to evening hours in dispatch the next two days so maybe i wont be so tired. and i managed to show proficiency with my firearm and shotgun so thats a good thing. hopefully things will keep rolling in a good way.

in other news, kt and i are speaking again. i finally got tired of it and called her and she actually answered. of course there was no mention of the hiatus and thats just fine. this is typical of our relationship, we have a period of seperation and then we come back together like nothing was wrong. no worries. i do need to figure out a bday present for her to make up for the last few bdays and xmases. yeah im bad about that kind of thing but i always end up sending something pretty good eventually. lol! she has in fact requested a lawn boy that can fan her and do needed chores around the house. funny enough, i could probably find somebody down in norcross, some poor mexican dude lookin for a job. maybe not quite what she was lookin for. lol! the search continues.

anyways, thats bout it lately. course im still havin sleep issues. we shall see how it goes tonight since i dont have to be up until late. fingers are crossed. and btw, i looked great in my new uniform. go me!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Babies and phones....

I've read it before, & can't remember which blog it was, but babies LOVE phones. And remotes. Not fake ones, but real ones. They know the difference. So I had to laugh a couple weeks ago when daughter K called and said heart squatter # 2 (now a year old) had gotten ahold of her cell phone while she was in the shower. HS #2 had pushed whatever number necessary (redial, hit send twice, whatever) & called my dad, her great grandpa. He answered, heard nothing......saw the caller ID (which is HUGE for my new millenium-challenged dad)...saw is was daughter K's number. No one talking? She must be in trouble! RUN LASSIE RUN, SHE'S IN THE WELL!! He dropped EVERYTHING, drove (going 9-0 I'm sure) the 10-ish miles out in the country to her house. Found her & HS #2 happily going about their day.......and after talking, thinking, etc.....figured that HS#2 had called him while K was in the shower. FUNNY. They got a good laugh. And he breathed again.

So K called a bit ago, we had a good talk - they are in town getting ready to watch the fireworks. Her M-I-L is in town, so she was with a bunch of people. We hung up......after a bit, my phone rang. My phone battery is going AWOL, so I didn't get a number showing up. BUT, I heard this little voice saying "hiiiiiiiiiiii". "hiiiiiii". I know this is HS#2's latest fun word we've been practicing, & it's about the only word spoken when we "talk" on the phone that doesn't sound Russian. So I laugh. And talk. She doesn't hear me - most of the phone is probably in her mouth. We are soon disconnected. I wait awhile, and call K's cell. Yes, it was HS#2, calling "Gamma Titty". The fun has begun. Thank GOODNESS she had already played this trick on my dad, and I had just talked to K - I knew all was OK, and I could laugh.

And just for the record? Build A Bear workshops have cells for the bears......I bought one for HS#2 - she thinks this one is REAL close to Mom's...

Vagina Vegas

well period watch 2006 continues. no sign yet but i did purchase a lovely three pack of the ept test and so far it says negativo. i figure ill wait a few more days and roll the dice again. im split about the whole thing. part of me wants yes because i think it could be a cool situation and part of me wants no because garrett has gone and disappeared again and i just dont need the drama. cutting bait is the plan if its negative. go off to iraq and get blown up or whatever yo, aint my probs.

as for the new job, its going well. im getting along with everyone. ive been learning dispatch for the last few days and its fairly fun. im doin ok on it. tomorrow i shoot with my new gun and holster. i like the new holster a lot. hopefully that will go well. next week i go out on the road. good times. stressful, but good. so yeah, so far its been a good time. i need to go and put my new uniform together and make sure i got everything and all that jazz. should be interesting to see myself in a whole new getup. good times yo. ill keep yas updated.

other than that, ive just been tryin to chill yo. i still keep having trouble staying asleep especially later in the morning hours. totally blows. i had some kind of wacko dream too but i cant remember. ive even been using the prescription sleepy pills my psychiatrist gave me but they arent keeping my asleep. not cool. hopefully that will work itself out eventually.

anyways, happy birthday kt. i owe you like 4 or 5 holidays worth of gifts now. pretty soon itll be a bentley's worth of swag. im so bad about that but i always come through eventually. i got your 6 yo.

anyways, its time to chill the fuck out yo.