Friday, December 10, 2010

Link update

I've moved over to my own domain.  All the fun is now happening at  See you there!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Opulence, I haz it

And I would trade all of it, the gold bars, the gold busts, the gold couches, even the miniature giraffe
(but NEVER the DirecTv) for a good night's sleep. I am really and truly hoping that last night was just a fluke. I've had sleepless nights before, but last night was what we call ridicuous. I literally tossed and turned all night. This is not a good thing for having to deal with what is basically and 11 hour day on the phones. I actually have to be mentally present. I can't just (wait for it...) phone it in. *rimshot*

See? Without sleep my corny jokes get even worse!

Last night I tried a glass of wine with dinner as wine usually makes me quite sleepy, but I knew what was ahead when at 10:30 and lights out I was still wired like I just knocked over a Starbucks.  Here I sit, seven hours later, more or less awake, but knowing that I can't have a lot of those nights. I guess tonight I'll try some melatonin. Like half a bottle.

By the way, did I tell you that I love the house we're in? The only downside is that I'm not supposed to make holes in the ceiling. I'm not supposed to. We'll see how long that lasts. Why would I want to make holes in the ceiling, you might ask? It's because they're vaulted. They're nice and high. And I want my pole up in my office. Who's gonna notice 3 little holes all the way up there? Meh, we'll see.

In other hypochondriac related news, I saw a news clip the other day about a little old local lady and Jayson Werth. They both had wrist surgery because they had a UT tear. I think I have the same thing. I, however, don't currently have insurance *sigh* nor am I really willing to go under the knife (says the girl who went under for cosmetic reasons). I wonder if those things will heal themselves.

Well, the sun isn't up so it's time for me to go shower. In another couple of weeks, I'll be leaving home before the sun comes up and getting home after it goes down. That's winter for ya. Now bring on the snow so I can get my board out!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Where's My Money?!?!

That's right. I wanted to know.

One of the best things about working a temp job is getting paid every week.  Not just that, but also the 3 day weekends I have due to working four ten-hour days and getting paid on Thursday.  Well, this past Thursday, I didn't see any paycheck money in my bank account.  I figured maybe it would hit on Friday but something in the back of my mind said to check on my timesheet for the previous week.

Good thing I did because, unbeknownst to me, my timesheet was rejected.  No one told me.  Not the place I'm working, not the temp agency, and had I not looked, I probably would've still been waiting for a check.  I immediately sent an email over to the agency asking why I didn't get paid, why I didn't get informed that I wasn't going to get paid, and when the heck was I gonna get paid.

The agency got back to me saying that yes, my timecard was rejected, but they didn't know why.  WTF man?  They said I needed to talk to my supervisor.  Of course, she was away from her desk.  The minutes passed and I got antsy.  I sent her an email.  I had no idea where she was.  Arrgh.  I want my money.  Now I'm getting angry.

At long last, my supervisor returned to her desk, and I don't think her ass was in her seat before I was at her desk.  I asked, in the nicest way that I could muster, why my timesheet was rejected.  Her answer surprised me.  She said that I marked my lunch for one hour on Tuesday, but we only did half-hour lunches that day.  Yes, you read that right.  She rejected my timesheet because I accidentally gave them a free half-hour of work!  *stunned*

She sent the proper information over to the agency and the agency sent me an email saying that direct deposit on Monday was the best that she could do.  I was okay with this as I was still stunned about the 30 minutes.  I also thought that I would have to deal with a paper check.

Friday morning, I woke up to an email saying that I had a new paystub and I thought to myself, great, a paystub but no money.  Au contraire, mon frere.  I also had a paycheck.  Can you say stoked?  I can, and I was.  That is a great way to start the weekend.  I hope you enjoy yours.

I Guess I'm Old Now

Just moments ago, I returned from Walgreen's.  I went to pick up a little sleep aid and some chocolate since it was on sale. (See that excuse for chocolate?)  Upon arrival, they were piping in "Love of a Lifetime" by Firehouse which I find to be an interesting song to be playing in Walgreen's.  It's also "our song". 

The next song that came on was "Stray Cat Strut" by the Stray Cats.  I really love me some Stray Cats - Brian Setzer Orchestra too.  I was singing along as I stepped up to the cashier.  The cashier, a young man of about 17 at most, said to me, "I end up singing these songs all of the time. They just repeat them over and over."  Without even thinking, I replied that I sing along with these songs because I had ALREADY BEEN BORN when they came out.  I guess I should've just taken my shoe off and started eating it right then.

His response?  "Oh yeah, my mom listens to this stuff all of the time."

I must've made some sort of face because he tried to clean it up with, "Well, at least it's good."

Damage done, kid.  Damage done.

At least I have chocolate and I'm getting a good night's sleep.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Honeymoon is Over

Yes, after just about three years, I have just about had it with my iPhone.  Ha!  You thought this was gonna be about a people relationship?!?  Nope.

I'm still with the iPhone 3G and I refuse to go to the 4.  Why should I when they're just gonna come up with a 5 and 6 that will render my 4 nearly inoperable just as my 3G now is.  Everything has slowed down to a crawl and I am just feeling overall unhappy with the damn thing.  Soooooooo..

I need a new phone.  I'm open to suggestions.  I'd prefer not to switch away from AT&T since I have three phones on the account, but I'm not totally against it.  I don't know that I want to join the Blackberry vs iPhone debate.  I don't think that I'd really like the BB anyway. 

What phone do you have?  Do you love it?  Do you hate it? 

I rarely use my phone for actual telephone calls. (how sad is that?)  It's more for texting, social networking, and games.  So that's what's important for me.  I've been looking at the Samsung Captivate.  It makes me smile.  But, of course, I'm open to suggestions.  What say you?