Thursday Musings

All week I’ve been one day ahead.  Which sucks because tomorrow is not SATURDAY.  Ugh.  One more day of the grind.

Why do I say things like grind?  I over exaggerate dear ones.  My work does not involve grinding.  Lol.  Now that was be a sight.  Not for sore eyes but a sight all the same.

Any who.

Ambien is no bueno.  Ask anyone.  Was suggested I get an RX for some cuz ya know, the not sleeping is slowly killing moi.  My friend told me about her Ambien experience.  She was riding horses all night while dressed like a Gladiator.  No joke.  Her body was rested but her mind went through a medieval tournament.

Wait am I in the wrong era??  Why do I not get a simple yes or no answer when I Google “do gladiators joust?”  SIMPLE yes or no people!!!!!

I have heard worse.  The Ambien defense.  And once a while back while grieving my parents deaths, I filled the Ambien RX.  Read the possible side effects and was like uh hell to the no.  Did not take a single pill.  I am sure B would watch out for me but good god.  The risk!  I am risk adverse.  One day I will sleep again.  Until then … I won’t. Uh duh.

I left work a bit early today … I don’ feel guilty … but I DO.  Despite the three prior 10 hour days.  I’ll hit my 40 @ 9 am tomorrow.  I left because I needed to find a purple shirt.  Ya see tomorrow we purple out.  In support of military children.  April is their month.  Can’t think of a better reason to purple out.

Off I went to Target.  The only purple was a man’s polo.  I am a medium-sized man or a large woman.  The sweet clerk told me not to feel bad.  To him I looked like a small man cuz the shirts are cut slim; everyone is a size up.   Hmmm, alrighty then.

I really don’t care y’all.  But I DO!  Though I shouldn’t.  If I could only turn off that little voice inside my head.

As always, more to come.

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Okay Y’all, This is Funny

I have ranted about the FB ban of my blog.  Either the bots got me, someone ratted me out, or a combination of the two.  I will never know but I have been attempting to crack the code and get back in.  I did get a notification that the FB committee reconsidered one of my posts and that my post would be posted.  Despite the notification, that did not happen.  My new stuff is still being rejected.

Any hoo, I set up another account on FB using my middle name and an alternate associated email.  I keep getting texts for the new middle name account – all the you may know so and so.  Things of that nature.  Just now my text says and I quote “Jill is FB, if you know her send her a friend request”.  Uh ya, I guess I know me but will I send myself a friend request?  Naw.  I surrender.  At least Twitter and Instagram accept me.

As always, more to come.

$10 No …

I won’t finish the phrase cuz it’s off color and not funny but it’s something my ex-marine buddy coworker from 1984 said all the time.

Any hoo. We’re having the senior combo concessions. $5 each for pop corn and a kid drink. $5 x 2 = $10. Well duh 🙄

Pony: We’ve reached that stage huh?

Me: Yes as of January.

Pony: I guess I should face the fact I’ve got old ass parents.

B: And I face the fact you’re an old ass kid.

Lulu: Yeah I’m the only young one.

As always more to come.

TGIF 2/8/19

I’m working from home because I’m a wimp now that our parking garage is temporarily closed and I have to walk to the building in this weather 🥶. The rain never came but it’s cold again. Won’t get out of the 30s if you believe Siri. That’s what she told me when I asked her.

I said “should I go to work Siri?” She replied “I don’t know what to say.” Ha! Guess we’ve got a ways to go on the AI front. Or I need to rephrase my question. Communication … now that’s a tough nut 🥜 to crack.

AI? Well that’s fascinating but alas my day job beckons. Wishing everyone a zen filled Friday.

As always more to come.

So, … Funny Math of the Ice House Variety

Yes I call them ice houses.  You call them convenience stores.  To-mA-to … to-mah-toe.  They still sell ice don’t they??!?!  Oh and tossing the gauntlet of pretend poker,  I’ll see your Wawa and I’ll raise you a QT!  LOL

This is what counts for entertainment when you live in the sticks!!  We have been watching the construction for months … dare I say a year.  Finally Saturday was the grand opening of the newest QT!

Pony told us about the FREE 24 oz tumblers – Tervis … to keep the hot stuff warm and the cold stuff cool.  One day only!!!  Sure enough, we each got one.  And the first drink was on the house.  I made the loop around the store before deciding.  I wanted the frozen hot chocolate or a Dr. Pepper freezoni but then I saw mango tea in a shimmering light.  And the seas of the peoples parted as I made my way to the spout! Aahhhh!!! Refreshing!!

All free!!! Somebody pinch me I must be dreaming :).  With a carry away cup for discounted refills!!!

Next time and believe me there WILL be a next time, I’m gonna get soft serve!! I’m fairly certain that the 49 cent cones will be back up to normal price but I have a hard time believing these creamy elixirs of life will be more than $3 which is what I pay at SIP or Mr. Softee.

That’s the funny math part … $0.49 to $3.00, what a racket! SIP and Mr. Softee you have been soft served!  Get it?  Hahahahahaha … I slay me.

As always, more to come.

 

Giddy

Giddy best describes my day today.  Every path I crossed and every person I spoke to was over the moon.  We are a mighty force of 30K across the US and overseas.  Some days I cannot believe I get to be a part of this elite team. Pinch me I must be dreaming.

I was at the big office to say goodbye to a dear sweet man.  Retiring and beginning a new chapter.  He made an impact … ripples of helping so many not just me.  I’d better stop before I get misty.  I want to stay giddy ya see!!

My last meeting of the day was closed out with giggles.

L very quizzical “I wrote the SC??”

K “yes, you did”

J “I thought so too”

Me “As did I”

K “Look here’s the email”

L “Well if you say I did it, I guess I did it.  I didn’t, did I??”

Too funny.  At least I am not alone in my forgetfulness.

More hilarity ensues.  The polo shirts in the company store are pretty pricey.  $70!  Plus TAX!! But they are also Under Armour and built to last.  Or so “they” say, whoever “they” are.   Our travelling friend L was here in December and for one day only, the polos were 1/2 off.

“Still $35” he tells us, “that’s too much” but his daughter said “dad!  you better get that shirt!” and he did. When we said our final goodbyes he said “happy bonus day!”  to which I replied “don’t spend it in all in one place” … followed by K saying “or on one polo shirt”.  And we laughed!  Funny?  Naw.  Well I guess you had to be there.  ‘Tis the little things people 🙂

As always, more to come.

My Day Is Made

Getting on then off the elevator after my jaunt from parking garage to building.

Me: Sure is crisp out there.

Kind Man: Yes, I like it cold and clear.

Silence for the rest of the ride to 9th floor

Me: Have a nice day!

Kind Man: You too Miss

Miss!!! NOT Ma’am.  LOL.  If that doesn’t put a pep in you step, don’t know what will 🙂

As always, more to come.

Make Hay While The Sun Shines

Make hay while the sun shines OR eat ice cream while sun is covered by clouds.  Here is my mini-gallery.

I decided to make use of my time here in downtown SA.  I plan to walk as much as possible while I still have the chance.  I do not want to take for granted that which is right under my nose.

This week is restaurant week; ends tomorrow until the summer edition.  As a brown bagger 99.9% of the time, I failed to notice.  But today with no leftovers and the need to increase my steps, I took off on a trek to find a restaurant week lunch special.  And my there was a plethora.  I could have dined at the Palm … or Range, or Landry’s, or …

I could not choose; instead I kept walking.  Topside and river level.  Amidst the tourists and alone by the museum reach.  Until I saw soft serve that is.  Yummy!!  Not a Mr. Softee but pretty darn close.

I am pretty sure the walking negated any calories in the delicious waffle cone.  If not, who cares?  Not I said the spider to the fly.  Happy Friday y’all.  Hope its a good one.

As always, more to come.

 

Random Musings 1/22/19

I’m easily amused. Today I partook of … drum 🥁 roll please

Soaking it in while I still can. And I walked as I ate my cone cuz I’m pretty sure there’s no calories if you walk briskly while eating.

I also hopped over to my new parking structure. The one that I’ll start using on Monday. It’s a long way away. Which I’m grateful for because walking to and fro will be my only exercise.

On the way back I took a detour. Along the river which is where I saw AFLAC

I was going to walk farther. But I saw two young gentleman jump off a balcony of one of the pricey condos. I’m like holy sH!t they’re robbing the place. They weren’t robbing the place … I have no idea what was happening but I got paranoid and I ran back inside.

As always more to come.