Tuesday, June 19, 2007

false advertising

Down in the right-hand corner of this blog is a Google advertisement that's supposed to be contextual with what is written on the page. Today the ad showed Gay Bear Chat. WTF?


Cicadas are back. I hate them. They're gross.

Who Farted?

Who Farted?
Originally uploaded by bearclau
It is an incredibly slow work week. I leave for vacation on Friday for a week in Mexico, which means that I don't want to be at work.

I found a way to entertain myself, though. Post-it notes and a camera.

Good times.

Monday, June 18, 2007

i luv u daddie

In more Paris Hilton news, her parents went to visit her in jail on Father's Day.
"[Paris] made a beautiful Father's Day card with pretty pictures," she told reporters. Rick Hilton said that it was a "positive" visit.
I picture the card being made out of dried macaroni, tissue paper and crayons.

now i'm hungry

I leave for vacation on Friday. This week at work already has the makings of going very slowly.

I was surfing around and came upon this site, Grocerylists.org. It is exactly what it says. It's a site full of scanned grocery lists that have been found by the site owner.

I am strangely fixated on looking at the mundane items that people have on their grocery lists. With over 1600 lists posted to this site I think I've found the best way to spend my work week.

Thursday, June 14, 2007


It's better just to do what someone asks (tells) you to do - no matter how dumb it is - rather than question why and provide alternative solutions. The less you care, the happier you'll be.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

burnout, baby

I recently read a CNN article "Do you have job burnout?" I especially like numbers 3 and 4.

Consider these five warning signs of burnout:

Sign No. 1: Your co-workers are walking on eggshells around you.

If you find yourself becoming cranky and irritable with co-workers you used to get along with, it may be more than just typical interpersonal dynamics.

Sign No. 2: You come in late and want to leave earlier.

You used to wake up in the morning excited for another day, but now every day you dread heading into the office. Once lunch passes you start watching the clock, counting the minutes to the end of the day.

Sign No. 3: Apathy has replaced enthusiasm.

You feel no motivation, no sense of accomplishment and have no desire to be challenged. Those who have burnout lose their motivation to perform, as well as their feelings of pride for a job well done.

Sign No. 4: You've lost camaraderie with co-workers.

You're no longer interested in the company network. You used to go to lunch, go out for drinks and participate in other company functions but now have no desire in socializing in or out of the office.

Sign No. 5: You're feeling physically sick.

You always feel exhausted, have headaches, feel tension in all of your muscles and are having trouble sleeping. These physical signs are common indicators of job stress, and demonstrate that this can turn into a physical problem.

And I just thought it was because I was an asshole.

don't ask, don't tell

are. you. kidding. me.

Pentagon Confirms It Sought To Build A 'Gay Bomb'

Things that annoy me

In no particular order, these are things that make me want to scream.
  • People who finish my or other people's sentences.
  • People who make dumb jokes and then expect me to laugh at them.
  • Long-winded back stories to explain the one little thing I need to do. I don't care.
  • Drivers who don't use blinkers.
  • My neighbor who insists on carrying her prissy dog when taking it for a walk.
  • When people pronounce the "t" in the word often. Or the "l" in salmon.
  • When I can't get a knot out of something.
  • Whining kids.
  • This baby's face. It's not cute. I want to crumple it up like a piece of paper and throw it away.
  • People use use speakerphone in cubes next to mine.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Overheard at the cafeteria patio

Two IT geeks sitting next to me eating lunch.

Geek 1: I'm not sheisty enough to be a sales man.

Geek 2: I am! I worked at Circuit City and Best Buy.

My theme song

Your Theme Song is Back in Black by AC/DC

"Back in black, I hit the sack,

I've been too long, I'm glad to be back"

Things sometimes get really crazy for you, and sometimes you have to get away from all the chaos.

But each time you stage your comeback, it's even better than the last!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

proof that i'm an asshole

I am an asshole. There really is no denying it. I've been complaining about everything at work and now it has expanded to complaining about the way people dress.

There is one person at work who particularly annoys me. We don't have a lot of contact unless I'm doing a small project for her, but she has the most annoying voice and does this "i'm trying to be cute" baby-talk when she asks for something. She does this to coworkers. She does this to clients. It makes me want to vomit.

Today she came into work with mini hair clips holding back her bangs. About six of them went across her scalp attempting to be a headband. She has reddish-blond hair. The clips were bright white. It was horrendous.

This is my IM trade with my friend who sits right next to me. She understands me and my asshole-ness.

me: look at melissa's hair when she comes back. i hate it


J: I noticed her new color and hair cut

me: i like the cut, not the style today. very 12-year old hillary duff wannabe

J: I'll have a look. I did not notice

me: did you see??

J: hilary duff is more fashionable than that

me: it hurts me

J: the clips are a little tacky

me: they may as well have little rainbows or unicorns on them

She then said that I am in desperate need of some happy pills.

Friday, June 01, 2007

LEGO artist

Holy crap! I can't believe the stuff this guy makes out of LEGOs.
Read article.

It’s a wonderful day in the neighborhood

The strangest things can cause me to get such a lump in my throat I think I'm going to start sobbing.

Today I came across "15 Reasons Mister Rogers Was the Best Neighbor Ever."

Number 8 almost did me in.
8. He Could Make a Subway Car full of Strangers Sing
Once while rushing to a New York meeting, there were no cabs available, so Rogers and one of his colleagues hopped on the subway. Esquire reported that the car was filled with people, and they assumed they wouldn’t be noticed. But when the crowd spotted Rogers, they all simultaneously burst into song, chanting “It’s a wonderful day in the neighborhood.” The result made Rogers smile wide.