Thursday, September 27, 2007

I do enough dumb things during the day without you needing to push off your mistakes on me

I am usually a person who is able to go with the flow and not get riffled up over things. That is until I see an injustice and then I'm out for vengeance. Today my boss had a meeting with our distributors where they pointed our something that I had changed to the covers in response to a directive from my boss. Then to get a call from my boss putting all the blame on me make me really mad. He is the one that made the decision to change, not I. When it comes down to the consequences he should take the responsibility instead of me who has now become the scrap goat. If it was my mistake I would be the first one to own up to it and seeing that I am only human and make enough mistakes on my own I don't appreciate having someone else's mistakes thrust on me.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The memo you somehow didn't get

Yesterday I was talking to a couple of friends I haven't talked to in a few weeks and both of them mentioned that they were now dating someone. It seems that overnight a mysterious memo went out and those that got it are now have a significant other and those that didn't are still single. I'm just wondering how I get put on the list....

Friday, September 21, 2007

It just shows

On a frequent basis I find myself questioning peoples ability to think logically. I guess I take if for granted that people think through their actions before they do it, but two articles today make me truly question this. I know that there are people who try to push the envelope as far as they can, but who wakes up in the morning and thinks today would be a good day for me to strap a circuit board to my chest with wires and blinking lights and then go into the same airport where two planes were highjacked on September 11th and then be mystified that your supposed piece of art set off fears all over again. And this was an MIT student.
To read the story from MSN.

I am also trying to wrap my head around the saga that is Jena 6. What were the boys that put the nooses in the tree thinking in the first place? Just because there is no law against it doesn't mean that it was a smart thing to do. Where they looking to see how far they could go before they triggered emotions and actions? But I also don't understand the kids who commited a crime start crying foul when their actions are brought to light--this whole lack of responsibility for actions is a whole another topic. If the kids were tried without evidence and then charged I would look at this in a different light, the racial light that is being played out. But it wasn't. They committed a crime and they should be charged, regardless of what race they are. Committing a crime is not just limited to those of one race, it is universal and so the punishment should be universal. Are we going to get the the point where we can't prosecute anybody because they will say that the government is being racial by doing so?

Thursday, September 20, 2007

The yummy goodness that is Hob Nobs and Ice Cream

A pleasant little surprise was waiting on my desk this morning when I got in, a nice little package of Hob Nobs (a food whos presence in the United States is sorely lacking). After consuming five for breakfast---they have rolled oats so it was ok!;) And if getting a wonderful packet of hob nobs wasn't enough, I found that if you add a little ice cream to the biscuit(aka cookie) the wonderful Hob Nob is turned into something truly brilliant!

And for any of you out there wondering where the name cames from, here is your Etymology lesson. The name comes from an earlier phrase, to hob or nob, meaning "to drink together, taking turns toasting one another," probably from Middle English habbe "to have" and nabbe, a contraction of ne + habbe, "to have not," hence, "to have and have not, to give and take.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

That is, without doubt, the worst pirate I've ever seen....

Arrgh mate, do ye have even hav' to expl'n about the bounty that is me name? Now if only the captain would be a listenin' to what I had to ere say....:) Long live the open sea!

My pirate name is:

Captain Anne Rackham

Even though there's no legal rank on a pirate ship, everyone recognizes you're the one in charge. You have the good fortune of having a good name, since Rackham (pronounced RACKem, not rack-ham) is one of the coolest sounding surnames for a pirate. Arr!

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