Thursday, August 31, 2006

Sounds So Sweet

There are some young single girls in our office, and you hear a lot of different songs coming from the computers as you make your way here and there. And I noticed a few weeks ago that a song by a band named Hinder has been playing quite a bit. Several times I’d be walking by and hear one young lady or another singing along with the song. And it was obvious that there was some fantasy going on of being the girl on the phone in the song.

Honey why you calling me so late
It's kinda hard to talk right now
Honey why you crying is everything okay

And while I suppose it’s a romantic notion to think of some guy cooing these sorts of things into the phone to you, the song makes it very clear that he’s already taken by another woman.

I gotta whisper cause I can't be too loud
Well, my girl's in the next room
Sometimes I wish she was you

These are the same girls you hear raging and sobbing to each other about whatever girl their “bastard” boyfriend talked to or looked at last night. The same girls that would tell you that only scum would cheat on their wife or girlfriend.

But, I guess in today’s moral climate, it’s okay to have someone else’s lover attracted to you. As long as it’s you.

But you know? I figure if the girl asleep in the next room wakes up and overhears part of this conversation, she’ll be calling all her girlfriends about that son-of-a-bitch boyfriend of hers. She probably won’t understand how romantic it is to be told you have lips of an angel…

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

One Stop Shopping


Friday, August 18, 2006

Got mine, j'get yours?

The insidious manner in which the address is written in blue ink, completely different from the black ink the message is written in, leads me to believe that this card was not done specifically for me.

And, as much as I appreciate that I got one at all, it hurts. I've gone through life expecting special treatment and normally get it. One certainly doesn't usually get more than they ask for, so I ask for it all up front. Take the proverbial table with me to keep from leaving anything lying on it.

There's only one woman in this world that would tempt me to leave the little bride and that's Tracy. There now, I've said it. It can't be taken back. You've read it and it's out there for the world to see.

And, all I got was this generic card...

Just so I don't seem completely ungrateful, here's a link to last year's card...
Hamster Stan.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Big Mistakes

I got this from a dear friend as a sort of "office warming" gift.

Last week, a client pointed out to me that this says it's for "big mistakes made in China," and that it might not work here.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

drunk with my newfound power

I'll even upload pictures of my wife's stupid cat...

Technologically Challenged

You know, learning how to do things on my computer comes at a dear price, both in time invested and in frustration. And sometimes a little humiliation thrown in for good measure.

For instance, some time back I was led down the primrose path of the "hello" photo uploading and sharing program. It was touted as being the thing for putting your photos on blogger. And I even downloaded the software to my computer to do it.

The trouble with hello is that it's very cumbersome and aggravating to do. See, in order to put more than one photo on a single posting, I would have to upload them individually, and then cut and paste the code from each posting to a single posting and then delete the other posts. At this point in the narrative, feel free to chip in with your, "but you can upload multiple pictures in hello by ..."

Well, it's too late.

This morning, I'm looking at the pics on Sandy's blog, and I notice that she has more than one photo on several of her postings. And, knowing that gal is all about economy, I figure she ain't wasting no keystrokes unneccessarily on this photo stuff. So, I email her with a "what's up?"

Miss Sandy says that she just clicks on the blue thingy, but that's about all she can tell me about that.

A quick search of the blogger pages for blue thingies reveals that in the toolbar of the create post page (a place I would never look) there is indeed a blue thingy that resembles a picture. And, what do you know? When you click on it, it let's you insert as many pictures as you want.

So, to celebrate my new wealth of knowledge, I'm inserting a "watzit." Put on your thinking cap and see if you can figure out what this object is in the photo below: