So it’s Saturday again. I think we all know how I feel about this day. (<—- Holy crap! That’s my first link!) However, I have decided not to bitch about it this time. Nope. I’m gonna turn this frown upside down, turn a negative into a positive or whatever corny ass phrase you wanna use. Since I’m here for not just nine hours today, but eleven, (who’s the asshole that makes this schedule anyway?) and since only about 2 of those hours will be filled with actual work related activities, I will, in an effort not to lose my mind completely, blog blog blog the rest of those hours away. That’s right kids! Get ready for a knee slappin’ hootinany of a good time! Cuz it’s only 7:15am and I’m here ’till 5:30 baby. Yup, I’ve got all day to make this happen….. Now, where to start?
I should step outside for a smoke while I mull it over. Explore my options if you will….
I have some recognitions to make.
I would like to thank some people and things for helping
me through this seemingly never ending day. I’ll start with
my iPod. Without this handy little fellow I would sit in
utter silence or be at the mercy of Grooveshark to provide me with
sweet sweet melodies to get me through my day. And since Grooveshark either freezes
my computer every 15 minutes or simply doesn’t seem to
work at all sometimes, iPod wins the recognition. Along with
this thanks, I should also thank my husband and myself for having such great taste in music, thus filling my iTunes with the musical stylings of such artists as Death Cab for Cutie, Incubus, Johnny Lang, The Rolling Stones, AFI, Motley Crue (don’t judge me) and many, many others. Well done.
Did anyone notice I snuck a photo of myself in over there? —->
The next “good game” (you know, when professional athletes slap each other on the ass?) goes to one of my favorite authors, Ann Rule. Yup, I’m slappin’ Annie and this book on their asses for their contributions to my Saturdays. Actually, they help me every other day of the week too, but we’re talkin’ Saturdays right now. Although I am only 53 pages into this one, I’m sure it won’t dissappoint. If you’ve never read an Ann Rule book, you suck. Just kidding. Jokes, baby, jokes. She is an awesome writer of true crime. Since I’m one of those people who loves shows like Forensic Files, Dateline, Wicked Attraction, Deadly Women etc, etc, Ann’s books have always been page turners for me. Plus she lives here in Seattle (or
near it?) so I feel like she’s my neighbor now. Bonus.
Crap. It’s only 9:00. I better slow down……
I probably should have started with this one. Coffee. Yeah, I’ve got the kind of time to rearrange things and put this at the top, but I kinda suck at getting pictures and text to work well for me in this blogging thing sooooooo…..I’m not gonna risk effin’ it all up at this point. Ok, so, since I have to be here so early on this day, my husband drives me to work and I don’t get to hit my usual coffee place that I do the rest of the week. It’s fine. Tully’s isn’t my fave and I don’t buy it for my home or anything, but here in my office we have one of those Keurig machines and my company supplies the coffee, creamer, sugars, cocoa and all that shit. Who am I to complain about free coffee? I’m generally pretty much at a normal level of being awake and alert when I get here, but about an hour or so later I start thinking how I could totally fit under my desk with my coat balled up for a pillow and take a little snooze. And if someone should happen to need me and show up at my office door – “What? My speakers came unplugged, that’s why I’m down here. What can I do for you?” Enter stage left: Tully’s Extra Bold House Blend coffee doctored up with chocolate creamer and cocoa to become Heather’s “Poor Man’s Mocha”. Sweet.
Ahhhh, YouTube. What a wonderful way to piddle away hour upon hour at
work the office. Where else can you start out watching cute kitten videos and end up watching metal splitting car crashes and poorly shot cell phone clips of police brutality? This little gem was started by 3 friends from PayPal for a mere $3.5 million dollars. In less than a year Google purchased it for $1.65 BILLION. Way to turn a profit boys. Nonetheless, YouTube has been a wonderful Saturday friend for me. And for that, I say “thank you”.
Ok…..almost lunch time. Only 6 1/2 hours to go. Damn.
So this isn’t just a Saturday thing, but I’m gonna include it anyway, because I just had lunch. Free lunch. Yes indeed, as an employee of this fine establishment our wonderful culinary staff prepares a fantastic lunch every day. Today it was yummy beef fajitas, black beans, veggies, potatoes, salad and a bonus: PASTRIES!! We don’t always have pastries (thank goodness) so yay for me today!
I should totally take a few minutes and do some filing or run a report of some kind or I’ll start feeling guilty.
Plus, I need to burn some more time or I’m gonna run out of crap for this post. It’s only 12:30…..
2:00pm……I absolutely did some work. On with the show.
|Warning – Bubblefish Bob could cause blindness
Ah yes, here’s a good one to be thankful for. Simple online puzzley (yeah, I said puzzley) games. There are so many of these that I can play on a day like this. I often end up overdoing it with this activity so my vision is absolutely blasted by the end of the day and my glasses are completely useless to me. If I had it my way I would just bring my laptop to work where I actually have cooler more challenging games downloaded. (It’s not a good idea to download crap like games onto your work computer – just sayin’) I’m a nice person though, and I don’t want to leave my husband stranded all day long with no computer. So, Muchas Gracias Shockwave.com. A friend indeed.
This is ridiculous. I gotta start wrappin’ this bitch up. Who can blog for an entire day? I don’t have that kind of stamina.
Some of the best for last. It’s not just blogging that I have to thank for helping me get through this dreadful day and fill my time, but this guy! (sorry, no photo cuz I didn’t want to steal his stuff) Peter has a wicked pisser blog that I love. Fabulous photos, great writing skills and funny shit too. Boxing grannies, dog deuces AND quilting?? Holla!! His photos truly are great and totally inspiring to me. Makes me want to convert my “Restore my Mustang” fund into a “Buy a decent camera and learn how to take photos” fund. So, here’s to you Mr. Triton Cove! Thanks for making this day just a little more tolerable. You rock, my friend.
And now we end this nonsense and I’ll get back to my book or my pastries or something. It’s kind of a teaser for me to even be mentioning it this much in advance since I do have like 3 hours until the greatest part of a Saturday spent at work happens….
Yeah……adult beverage time. ‘Till next time,
Post Script – I’m gonna try and think of something better than this bullshit to post on Saturdays. I promise.