Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
As you can see I'm a little testy tonight......I believe... the 500 numbered tickets I worked on by hand today.... put me over the edge.
Obviously....I need to add...."wear a bra" to my to-do list for Friday....as the wench look my raise the eyebrows of my manager.
As for the dripping wet part....well....it's over a 100 degrees down here......and there's nothing you can do but sweat....especially if you're a bit nervous.....I keep thinking what's the worse that could happen? Chaos? hundreds of teen girls getting into a cat fight? running out of vampire teeth? or something else?
It's the something else that wakes me up in the middle of the night ....what did I forget? What didn't I plan for???? and god....I still hate vampires.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Sometimes when my menfolks make me mad....because they don't aim straight....I tell them I'm going to ban them and they could just go outside and pee on a tree ..or a bush....or a flower....
okay....how about in a flower?
Viola.....a new urinal designed by a sculptor.....and guaranteed to make a man feel he's right out in the garden.....just behind a big bush or a spectacular tree....gee if you put one of those nature cds in your bathroom....with birds tweeting....menfolks might never leave......the room.
Only for early risers....cause you know by the time the sun comes up these babies are closed tighter than drum......
Gee ...visualize a couple of guys in a men's room....all pissing on a pretty pistol......
Okay.....I'll take that back....cut that image.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
the first draft of the game plan......
I suppose that's the fun of it.....the movie clip....fortune telling the event...and trying to solve it before the prophecy is true.
And just like a good director...the more you run the clips.....the more you see and test your solutions......and sometimes.....see other things pop up.
That's where I'm at right now.....running the beginning clips....running the first edition of the movie in my head....so I can see what it looks like....
I have 10 days till the premier.....10 days...to edit and remake.....and step back and look at it all....fortunately I have someone helping me who set the scenes for me.....and found some of the props...and understands the fans, the book and the characters....that's essential.
But is still a little too ironic.....to be planning a party to celebrate one of your fears....
.sort of like asking someone who is afraid of spiders to not only sing the"Itsy Bitsy Spider" song but have a few crawl up your arm while you finger play with the lyrics....
....just a little too ironic.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
This evening I went to the Dollar store.
It looks like I'm hosting a party for 400 teen vampire girls.
So I need a gallon of black nail polish.
I'm not sure why I thought the Dollar store would have mass quantities of black nail polish...my logic went something like this.....why not?
Within 5 minutes though, the dollar store had creeped me out.
There were packets of Jolly Ranchers missing letters.....(and perhaps ingredients?)
There was a bag that said "Jumbo Combs" with a hair brush inside.....
There were funky plastic margarita glasses in the shape of cactus... that glowed a bit.... and were made in China ....and suddenly looked radioactive.
And....after all that wandering....... they didn't have black nail polish.
So I looked for Groucho Marx glasses.
A dollar store should have Grouch Marx glasses...it should be a mandatory stock item.
And it should be placed on the wall right next to the small bags of red plastic cowboys.
But there were no glasses, no whoopee cushions... ...not even plastic poop.
So I was felt this wave of despair wash over me ......right in the middle of the Dollar store.
I won't mince words.....I'm having a crisis.
Nothing is funny...anymore.
Every since I started work....I come home......humorless.
As I'm climbing the learning mountain (it's more than a learning curve) it seems every step I take towards competence.....I loose two chunks of humor.
Like skin on a lizard....funny is flaking off me.
Three weeks ago ...everything was funny.....tonight....nothing is funny.
I thought perhaps if I bought some Groucho Marx glasses and wore them while answering my email....it would be funny.
But apparently the dollar store does not serve the humor impaired......and so after a valiant search for anything that might catalyze some funniness....I left the store empty handed
I'm not sure what to do.
I tried U-tube for some funny videos....but some of the stuff they label funny is like people falling down.....fat ladies being dragged across a beach.....people running into a wall...and if you are not feeling funny......you don't go ha ha ha at their pain....you go ouch....which kills any chance of the situation turning funny.
So I clipped my toenails....which was not a funny thing to do even when I was funny....and sat down to read....but couldn't concentrate.....so I decided to write a bit on my HUMOR BLOG.....
I found only the blog............
.........and not the humor.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Came across this u tube clip on a co-worker's blog......way way too funny....it's the original Batman and his grooving side kick......oh you gotta watch Batman dance......LOOLLOOLLOOL>>>>>>
Monday, July 14, 2008
and then they paged me for another call....I choose....smiled...and said..."Hello this is Gina," and I meant it.
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
2) Never leave your thermos, mug, can of yummy espresso on top of your convertible while you stuff papers and folders in your car because you will arrive at work and realize that the last time you saw your thermos, mug, can of yummy espresso was on the roof of your car........ and calling your neighbor to ask if she might look for your thermos, mug, or can of espresso "somewhere on the street" is embarrassing.
3) Try and group your purse and papers and phone together near the door. Stopping three or more times in the driveway because you forgot your purse....then your papers....then your phone wastes a lot of time.
4) Cell phones do not recharge in 3 minutes...ever.
5) Write down unfamiliar names. It's embarrassing to call "corporate in New York" and confidently ask to speak to Patrick only to discover there are three Patricks in that office.
6) Always make sure your alarm clock is set for AM versus PM. Waking up wonderfully refreshed while birds sing and the sun filters through the leaves....is often a clue you have set your alarm for 5:35 PM not 5:35 AM.
7) Never bother to explain to a man why you are washing off your leg in the kitchen sink with the little chrome sprayer at 7AM. No logical explanation ...such as...I'm rinsing the BBQ sauce which splattered all over my leg when I broke the bottle in the pantry reaching for the oatmeal....will erase the odd image.
8) Eat breakfast. Always.
9) Carry an umbrella in your car because even if there isn't a single cloud within the Northern Hemisphere when you go out to meet a potential client it will rain Big Time ... Dripping is not business savvy.
10) Write down 5 things you learned every day......then when you're depressed and wonder if you will ever be confident and knowledgeable.... you can at least say you learned 5 things...and if you worked 10 days you've learned 50 things....so you are not quite an imbecile.
And yes.....learning the pass code to your voicemail...counts as one thing you've learned...of course if you could possibly memorize your voicemail number attached to that code that would be an easy second thing to learn......but be gentle on yourself and realize it's okay to come home with ink numbers written all over your hands....for now.
Sunday, July 06, 2008
I've been lustfully gazing at beautiful food pictures for the last half hour....thanks to Doggybloggy.
He sent me a link to two of his creations which have joined a feast of food pictures on a blog called "Tastespotting." The pictures are so gorgeous....the edibles so tempting....it's fun to see into the creative minds of chefs.
Above Doggy used day old donuts to make french toast accompanied by nectarines....and a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
It is hot and humid in the south and the air clings to you like a wet paper towel.....but I am dreaming of cool slick cucumbers and cold strawberries and violet-flavored gin tonics...mmmmmmmmmmmm.
Such a nice way to prep for bed before the work week....
if only Doggy would come over and have breakfast ready for me in the morning.
Friday, July 04, 2008
Happy 4th everyone!
It's raining here....so a perfect day......to see a movie....my brain is too frazzled from my new job to even try and digest anything of substance.... so I asked the Big Guy (hub) to take me to see Wall-e.
The story line is so strong....you forget you're watching an animated film.....and you realize after you leave....that the robots barely said more than 4 words.
Everything carried visually by gesture and facial features. Although there were lots of kids at the show.....in all honesty I wondered if the non-verbal language was too advanced for the wee one's....but it hits the bull's eyes for adults.
Cute. Touching....and it does what ever good love story is supposed to do.....tug at your heart ....and make it soft again.
LOVE THIS SONG off the soundtrack......just downloaded it to the ipod...enjoy.