Sunday, October 29, 2006

Should make hubby happy

I literally cannot talk anymore. I have lost my voice completely. OH MY GOD and it hurts like hell to say anything. FUCK!!.. Details and pictures to follow...

Saturday, October 28, 2006

The Grossest Thing

I just seen a commercial from KFC on TV. It featured some favorites bowl thingy. It was so gross, I wanted to hurl.

A layer of mashed potatoes, corn, chicken pieces, gravy and cheese all in one thing. The only good thing about it would be the cheese. The rest gross....

In case you haven't noticed, I do not like KFC. I am not a fan of fried chicken. Too greasy and I have to pick the skin and breading off to actually eat the chicken.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Work Sucks!

What another crappy week it has been. I have been fighting a losing battle with a cold and have been in bed by 8:30 for the last few nites. I hate the fact that it has settled into my chest and I cough like a 2-pack a day smoker. Good news, I have lost like 5 lbs this week. Now to keep it off.

My old boss has yet to find more ways to screw our team over evn tho' his last day was Monday (for which he never showed up for). So on Tuesday, he comes strolling in to turn his laptop, personnel files and badge into HR.

On Wednesday, I find out that he was supposed to send some emails out to folks for their approval on something like two weeks ago. He never did so I am left scrambling to figure out what they need to say and get them out to the right people.

On Thursday, a decision that he made when he first started came back to haunt me and caused me to fix that all morning long.

Today, (I know... you are thinking how much more crap can this guy pull?!?!) I find out, by accident, that a big switch/network change that was cancelled for last weekend has been rescheduled for this weekend. Since there are already two people off and there other guy is too new, I end up doing it. Great... it means I have to get up at 3:00am, log in to VPN, make sure some routers are up, send myself a few test pages to ensure connectivity and then call into the bridge line to begin my certification... FUCK!!! It would have been nice to know this earlier in the week... old boss was getting the emails and meeting invites... never got forwarded on to us...

All I know is that I have thought about quitting more times in the last month than I have in the last 5 years. How many more times is this guy going to fuck us over and we have to pick up the pieces?? I am sick and crabby.... not a good combination.

In other work related news... company is VERY big on getting out and voting. We are a company of about 56,000 people nationwide. We have these huge posters that say stuff like: "VOTE... It's your right" (not if you are a felon or a US citizen). "Every vote counts" and more propaganda. I love the fact that all they want you to do is vote... how about telling people to make an informed voting decision?? nooooo... that would make sense.

I am pretty sure I seen a guy masturbating in his black Honda Accord on the way home the other day. While driving. In broad daylight. Down the freeway. At 65 miles an hour. Not sure what else you would be doing in a car with arm motions like that. I could never stay next to him long enough to confirm what he was doing. I thought I had seen it all... until that. Have you guys ever seen that before??

ZOBMONDO!!

Would you rather....

As a woman, have real, although low hanging 34-Ds

----OR----

have uppity, obnoxiously fake 34-Ds?

Have to say, that is not all that big. I am a 36 DD. I would love to have boobs that size. I could actually buy blouses and not have the buttons popping open at the chest or be so big that they are baggy as hell. Oh, yeah.... I am going with the real ones. Nothing better than the real thing baby!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

The Weekend in Review

Another weekend has just flown by.

Friday, hubby played poker. I stayed home as I had some work stuff to do. I hate this shit of being on call and expected to be available 24x7. I was up until after 3 waiting for people to call back with verification of stuff. Totally screwed up my sleep. At least I took a nap. I also got some laundry and cleaning done around the house.

Saturday, dawned cold and rainy.... just like every other day for the past week. Can you tell I am getting sick of this weather??

Yesterday was National Testing day for Mensa. Since the testing was at the library about 5 minutes from my house, I decided to go take the test and see what happens. I was surprised that there was 12 people who were taking the test. 4 women and 8 men. The proctor was also surprised by the high turnout. He only expected 4-5 people. The tests were ok. I took the California Test of Mental Maturity and the Wonderlic test. I have taken both of them before and felt comfortable with them. I had taken the Wonderlic as recently as 5 years ago and did very well on it. I need to score in the top 2% of the general population on either test in order to be invited to join Mensa. I will not get my actual test scores but an accepted or not accepted. I will keep you updated on my results.

Here is a fact that many of you probably didn't know about me. I skipped 3rd grade. The school wanted me to skip 5th grade as well but I was already the youngest in my class so my parents said no to that one. I was also reading Nancy Drew books before I started kindergarten. The real books not the short story ones. To this day, I love to read.

At night, hubby and I took my nieces to the Bucks game. We had a blast. They had never been to a game before and liked it that they could yell and scream and cheer. The highlite of the evening was when they were 'dancing' and got to be on the jumbo screen.

We were supposed to go to a bonfire after the game but neither one of us felt like standing around a fire in the rain.

Today was a lay low kinda day. It finally stopped raining and the sun came out (yippee!). I made a big pot of chili and we watched the Packers actually win a game. I am still trying to figure out the last plays before half time.

ZOBMONDO!!

Would you rather....

Eat a cup of uncooked popcorn

----OR----

a cup of uncooked spaghetti?

I am going with the spaghetti. The popcorn could hurt your teeth.

Have a good week everyone.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Bucky Needs Your Help!!

Bucky Badger needs your help. He is competing in the Capital One Mascot bowl this year and is losing to Buzz the Georgia Tech Mascot this week. He is down by about 600 votes. Go to the site and vote. You can only vote once a day so make it count.

Bucky is in the lead overall for overall votes but has a record of 3-2. Help him win this week so he can take the lead.

Go to http://capitalonebowl.com/Default.aspx

Vote Early and Often!!

Let's Go Red!!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Workin' for a Livin'

So in the week since my current boss, S, announced that he is leaving, he has been useless. Twice, in the past week, he has screwed something up that leaves me to pick up the pieces.

First was a major change to how departments are categorized. We went thru and renamed almost everything to keep the naming standards consistent. I had put together a proposal and timeline of what we were going to do and how. I even wrote the email that he just needed to proof read and send out. Did he send it out?? nooooo. I asked him about it twice and the second time he said that he had sent it and had gotten no feedback and that I could go ahead and begin making changes. Which I did. Last Friday, I find out that no one reviewed anything and never signed off on it. I told them that as far as I knew, that he had sent it out and told me it was ok to go ahead with my plan. If they had issues with it they should take that up with my boss, S.

Then last Thursday, we have a weekly enterprise review meeting of all the changes that are going on in the company. I had a couple of changes to talk about and one that I had asked my boss about twice that was being made by our vendor. He said both times that I did not need to talk about it that it was almost no impact and he would let the help desk know about it. In case they got any calls. Well, 10:30 am on Saturday morning, hubby and I are out doing errands and lo and behold, my pager goes off. The change that he thought no one would notice was noticed. Our app was down for about 30 minutes in the morning and about another 20 minutes in the afternoon. On top of that he never told the help desk about it.

Now our old boss, would have told everyone about the change. Which was good. New boss, tells no one. When I first joined this group about 2 years ago, it was known as a black hole. You would send stuff in and never hear from them again. Communication was non-existent. We have worked very hard over the last couple of years to change that. S will ruin that reputation in a mere 6 weeks that he was with the team. That pisses me off. I am seriously beginning to think about looking for another job... anyone know of any openings for a self-proclaimed computer geek??

ZOBMONDO!!

Would you rather....

Cut 1/4 acre of grass with your teeth

----OR----

lick up a 15 by 15 foot rain puddle?

I am going with the grass. Grass is good for you... lots of roughage.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Strange but True

This is the kind of stuff you can find if you click "Next blog".

Apparently, the cars my hubby (Toyota Tundra) and I (Toyota 4-Runner) own are not the cars that people have sex in. According to this site (you can go to the site for pictures) the top ten cars that people are getting busy in are as follows.

1. Volvo Estate
2. Mercedes Benz Sprinter Van
3. VW Camper Van
4. BMW 3 Series Saloon
5. Ford Escort
6. Audi TT
7. Land Rover Discovery
8. Porsche Carrera
9. VW Golf
10. Ford Focus

The thing I find the most interesting is that half of them are rather small cars. Last time I checked a Porsche Carrera was just a 2 seater. Now I can see getting it on the the VW Camper Van. Almost like doing it in the Mystery Machine van. Now there's a flashback for ya.

In place of today's Zobmondo, tell us what kinds of cars/trucks/whatever, you have gotten busy in.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Must Have Jinxed It

So the other day I posted about my new boss. Well today, he submitted his resignation. Great.... Now we will get another boss. No idea as of yet who that will be but, we should find out fairly quickly as my current boss is only around until the 23rd of the month.

This is going to once again suck because I will end up taking over some of the stuff until the new boss gets up to speed. I have a server upgrade coming up on the 29th and it is going to be a hard one. Lots of regression testing. I am already have a hard time with some of the people because they don't want to upgrade their current stuff. grrrrrr....I hate breaking in new bosses.

On to more happier stuff....

Kris over at Stitch's Playground is running the Bloggest Loser. Think the Biggest Loser via a blog. I need to get back on track with losing weight again and I think this will give me the motivation I need to get my butt in gear again. That and seeing how skinny K has gotten this summer. She looks so good. I have also started counting points again using the Weight Watchers method. You forget how easy it is to use up those points on stupid foods. I have eaten alot of carrots this week.

If you are interested in jumping on the bandwagon, go over to Kris's site and let her know. She is taking emails with your personal info in it and promises to not reveal it to any one. To help out I am going to go thru my old recipes from WW and post my favorite recipes every so often. I am a picky eater so if I like it, it tends to be good. Here is my first easy to make and not bad tasting recipe.

Pineapple Angel Food Cake

1 box angel food cake mix
1 20oz can of crushed pineapple
Mix together - do not drain pineapple or add anything else
Bake following the directions on the box. I like making in a 9 x 13 pan but you can make in a regular angel food cake pan if you have one
Eat! I love it cuz it is simple to make, good tasting and fat free. If you want, you can add a dollop of fat free cool whip on top.

Thanks Kris for doing this. I look forward to having some good results.

Not mush else to say for today... Happy Friday everyone!!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The New Guy

To start with.. hubby did not ride on Sat. Two reasons. 1. It has been over a month since he got on his bike 2. His back/leg/cyatic nerve is bothering him and he couldn't ride and he still won't go to the doctor.

It has been about a month since I got a new boss. I have to say that this is the first time in a long time that I have reported to a man. It is different. My last male boss killed himself by setting himself on fire back in July. Scary, eh?

So today, I am sitting in my boss's office for our weekly meeting. I like this time because we get a chance to sit down and talk about stuff with out interruptions. We normally will block out an hour but it has been known to go for 3 hours! So, anyway... we are sitting there chatting and all of a sudden I hear this noise... not quite sure what it was... it was followed by a man kinda moaning and saying how good that felt and he can't believe how much better he feels. I look over at my boss and he smiles and says, "yeah, I get this quite a bit. My air vents are connected with the men's room and I can hear everything that goes on in there". Lovely!! I almost wanted to get up and stand outside the men's room to see who was doing the talking. I am pretty sure that I would just bust out laughing when he walked out. My boss said that there is one guy who tends to sing while he is taking a dump. Must be to cover up the splashing as the turds hit the water.... whatever..... All I have to say is that the women's room is quiet. No singing or moaning going on in there (or at least when I am in there).

What about you guys?? Any strange work bathrooms stories??

ZOBMONDO!!

Would you rather....

Chew a piece of toenail off a dirty man's foot

----OR----

thoroughly lick his unshowered armpit?

Not sure on that one as both of them turn my stomach.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Is your Life like a Soundtrack??

I am stealing this from Garrett's site cuz I have nothing better to post for today..

IF YOUR LIFE WAS A MOVIE, WHAT WOULD THE SOUNDTRACK BE?

So, here's how it works:
1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that's playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
6. Don't lie and try to pretend you're cool...
7. Add senseless commentary to each song

Opening Credits: The Longest Time - Billy Joel - interesting way to start out... does this mean it will be a long movie??
Waking Up: 14 Years - Guns n' Roses - must be if it is taking me 14 years to wake up...
First Day At School: This Everyday Love - Rascal Flatts - ok, whatever
Falling In Love: Mama's Fool - Tesla - that says it all...
Fight Song: Come Sail Away - Styx - no comment
Breaking Up: Life's Been Good - Joe Walsh - must have been a good break up, eh?
Prom: I've Got Lightning - David Bowie - no comment
Life's OK: Get this Party Started - Pink - now we are gettin' someplace....
Mental Breakdown: Like I Care - Helmet - that workin'
Driving: Say I - Creed - whatever...
Flashback: Choking - Hayden - wonder what I am choking on??
Getting Back Together: US Blues - Greateful Dead - another whatever...
Wedding: For Ladies Only - Steppenwolf - ain't the wedding always about the bride?
Birth of Child: Cherry Bomb - John Mellencamp - great song, not much to do with giving birth
Final Battle: Never Take the Place of - Goo Goo Dolls - kinda fits
Death Scene: Surfer's Stomp - The Mar-Kets - must have drown
Funeral Song: Crazy Ones - John Mellencamp - I hope that poeple say I am a bit crazy when I die...
End Credits: She's the One - Bruce Springsteen - kinda interesting... I must have been someone 'the one'.

Goes to show you the variety of stuff on my iPod.

What does your soundtrack look like??

Sunday, October 08, 2006

We Survived

The Beer ride was a smashing success. We had lots of fun. My ass is sore today tho. I was a bit upset that I still had to walk those two big fucking hills again but I did make it up the third hill! That is a victory. I also had an issue with my bike where I could not get it to shift into my little ring. That would have really helped me get up those hills. I was going to have the sag support look at it but figured I would take it back to Wheel and have them look at it. I can do that on Tuesday. Or if I feel like it maybe ride it out there tomorrow.

We started out the morning by getting caught in some nasty traffic not once but twice. The bypass was at almost a complete stop. So we go off the freeway and took side streets to get on out in Brookfield. The we drive about 10 minutes and come upon another accident. This one was like 6 cars all heading to Madison for the Badger game. Ruined the day for them.

So by time we got out there it was after 10. We got ready quickly and headed out by about 10:30ish or so. Made it to the first rest stop at the Trek factory in about 45 minutes. It was cool to go thru the showroom area and see the bike that Lance used to win the Tour de France with. Those bikes are sweet. It was kinda amusing to see the time trial bike that Greg LeMond used and see that they used cardboard in the back wheel to make it more aerodynamic. I would have thought it would be a bit stronger more durable material than cardboard.

It was at that point that K and C split off for the 66 mile route and P and I went the route for 25 miles. It was a nice ride until we got to those fucking hills. I swear that some day I am going to drive out there and ride up and down those hills for practice.

P and I got back to the brewery about 1pm. We did the ride in 1:52. That was just riding time It didn't count in the 40 minutes we used at the rest stops. Not too shabby. I met up with a guy from work who rode the 42 mile route and we ate, drank and listened to music. K and C got back about 4:30. They brought with them their new friend, Joe. He was a nice guy from IL that was riding alone and he hung out with us for awhile. We drank, talked and listened to music. C was a riot. You all think I talk alot when I get drunk. Wait till C gets going. Puts me to shame!

I left my camera in P's truck so will have to retrieve that before I can get some pictures posted. One of them is how to get rid of the hiccups. It worked too!

All in all it was a great day with great friends. The weather was beautiful, the food good and the company even better. If anyone is interested the date for next year's ride is Oct 6th. Hope to see you there.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Beer Ride

Tomorrow is the beer ride (no we don't ride and drink). I love this ride not so much that the ride itself is fun (not bad but a couple of killer hills) but for the fun we have afterward. It is sponsored by a brewery, Tyranena. Need I say more. They have good food and some very delish beers to try. I prefer the Three Beaches Honey Blonde. There are a couple of bands that round out the fun-filled day with some good friends. K and her sis, C are doing the 66 mile route while hubby, P and I are only doing the 25 mile route. We should get back to the brewery in time to catch the second half of the Badger game. I will remember to take my camera and take some pics.

So in preparation for tomorrow's ride, I got out this morning and got a nice ride in. I did about 20 miles. I rode out to my parents house because I did not have electrical tape to tape the cork on my handlebars up. It was coming up at the one end. It was a nice ride with only a couple of spots that were icky. The town is finally doing construction on an intersection that has had several fatal accidents over the last 10 years or so. (fyi... hwy 38 and 7 mile rd) and the road is all tore up and a section is gravel. I had to carry my bike over a 200 ft section until I could get back on to pavement. It was nice that the flag people closed both sides of the road for me so I could get thru :) Thanks guys!

That's about all for today. Have a good weekend everyone!

ZOBMONDO!!

Would you rather....

Be incredibly attractive physically but exude an extremely bothersome odor

----OR----

be hideously unattractive but have a scent that is irresistible?

I am going with attractive but smell. It does not say that is a gross odor just bothersome.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

What is this World Coming To

Over the past week there have been several tragedies that just leaving you wonder what this world is coming to. And makes me very glad that we don't have kids.

There have been three school shootings (one of them about 2 hours from here). The one in PA is so tragic as these little girls were killed execution style and you know that the guy was planning on something else as he brought stuff to tie the kids up with and some KY jelly. That combination is usually not a good sign.

A 21 year old drunk driver gets on the freeway driving the wrong way and hit a girl head-on killing her.

A star athlete falls into the Mississippi river and drowns. His blood alcohol level was .32! and yea that is correct. More than 4 times the legal limit.

On to something more pleasant....


ZOBMONDO!!

Would you rather....

have a hidden video camera at work (with audio!) catch you hacking up a big ugly ball of phlegm and then looking at it

----OR----

passing gas then making a face reacting to the smell?

I am going with the farting. With the group of friends we have, we all think that farting is still funny! Ain't it??

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Not sooo bad

Well, the furnace guy just left. Turns out it was the pressure switch that was bad and not the igniter. The hose that drains from the air conditioner was plugged and the water would back up into the furnace and it rusted out the pressure switch. He showed me how to clean the hose out and replaced the switch. 214 bucks later.... he left.

I have to say that it was not as expensive as I was thinking it would be. The part itself was 143 bucks so that is where the cost came in.