February 2, 2017 – What’s the best prank you’ve ever pulled on someone?
It was on April 1, 2000; I waited until twenty minutes before I was supposed to be at work and called. Heidi, the receptionist, answered. I told her that someone had broken into the house and stolen every piece of clothing I owned, even the dirty stuff. I was calling in naked. She was incensed and hung up on me before I could finish.
When I walked in the building, I could hear her ranting and railing about how I just didn’t wan to work that day and made up a ridiculous story. She was still furious. As I passed her on the way to my office, I said, “Good morning… oh, and April Fool’s!”
Everyone else laughed and Heidi didn’t speak to me the rest of the day.
January 26, 2017 — Something You Heard A Friend Say
Today at work, I heard one coworker tell another that she was really excited to see Fifty Shades Darker.
The second woman seemed a little perplexed and asked, “Hmm, have you read the books?”
The first woman replied that she’d read them all but, “I didn’t read them for the sexy stuff, I loved the whole romance, and how they built their relationship…”
My tongue managed to slip its restraints and said, “Yeah, and most men read Playboy for the articles.”
We all laughed and then later, the second woman came to my desk and said, “I wonder if she knows about all the really good stuff that’s available online. Those Fifty Shades books are like something a high school girl would write…”
My favorite ice cream is Baskin Robbins Jamoca Almond Fudge, I’ve loved it since the first time I tasted it in 1970.
It is premium ice cream, wonderfully creamy, with a subtle coffee flavor. The fudge ribbons are nice and thick to intensify the milk chocolate flavor. The almonds have been roasted, they’re crunchy and delightful.
January 20, 2017 – What is a life lesson you learned from watching a movie? Why do you think that movie stuck with you?
Kevin Smith’s Red State…
First, I went into this movie cold. I’d heard a little bit about it when Smith auctioned the distribution rights to himself at Sundance, but I really didn’t know anythng about the plot.
Second, since it was included in the Horror/Thriller section at Netflix, and it is Kevin Smith, I was expecting a lot of gore and a few laughs.
Man, was I wrong.
In Red State, Smith tackles Fred Phelps and the Westboro band of inbreds, the ATF disaster at Waco, and the conservative party’s interpretation of religion. He does it extremely well, I just didn’t expect it to be so goddamned scary!
There was quite a bit of gore and unsettling, oppressive violence. However, to me, the most frightening scene in the movie was:
These nine minutes hurtled me back to my youth, attending a small Assembly of God Pentecostal church, and perfectly illustrates how one person can use a little nugget of scripture to manipulate people into believing anything, and use God to justify hate.
Kevin Smith is an excellent film maker, and his topics are 100% guaranteed not to be boring. Michael Parks is one of the most underrated actors of all time, and I think he should be in every movie made from now on.
Regardless of your political/religious views, this movie will make you take a long look at society and yourself. I highly recommend it.
January 19, 2017 – Three things you can’t go without:
Every work day morning, once I’m sitting in my car, I make sure I have my reading glasses, my phone, and my tablet. If I don’t, I go back inside for them.
Reading glasses – this one is obvious. I sit in front of a computer all day, and if I can’t see it, I’m not getting anything done.
Phone – I’m an Android die hard and a Samsung fangirl. Currently, I have a Galaxy S5 — my love for this phone is irrational, bordering on unnatural. I have a direct line at work but most of my family / friends text or call my cell. Also, I’m two blocks from the Wiener Kids’ school and they have my cell number on file.
Tablet – Again I’m an Android die hard and Samsung fangirl – this is a Tab E 8.0, it has a SIM card so I’m not tied to a WiFi network. It has Sling, Netflix, and Hulu apps loaded so I can listen to shows/movies while I work.
Early one Sunday morning, I headed to O’Reilly’s, spoke with three engaging, helpful young men, who found and sold me the bulbs. They assured me the video was correct, I could have it done in no time.
Watching the video a second time, I was able to locate the sockets and remove the old bulbs. However, after dropping one of the replacement bulbs down into the engine compartment, a second trip to O’Reilly’s to replace the wasted bulb, losing skin on most of my knuckles, and burning a pea sized blister on my right wrist, I finally had to ask Josh to help.
On the bright side, Josh managed to get everything back in order, and I didn’t break any fingernails…