Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday

If you're out & about ("aboot"; for my Canadian friends) today, please do remain calm and try your best not to kill anyone.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows

I saw this movie Sunday morning and loved it!

So much more darker than the previous HP movies before it, and there isn't much (if any) humor in this chapter at all. Whether you're a fan (or not), this movie won't disappoint. Great visuals, music score, and special effects. It was also nice to see that the 3 main characters have really matured as actors.

Now I can't wait to see Part II, next year. I know I could easily buy the book to see how it all ends, but reading is such hard work!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Nov 22, 2010

Monday already? Thanksgiving week already? Seriously, where did this year go to? Wasn't Halloween just yesterday? I'm still not used to how early it turns dark, nowadays, and my inner cock clock is all wonky.

Anyhoo, this past weekend was extra long for me. I took Thursday & Friday off as vacation days. I spent most of this time off doing what I love best... eating. Ok, well eating is actually my 2nd favorite thing to do (with my mouth). Fall brings out the cock cook in me, and I love to make hearty, comfort food. I just cant get enough of stews, Shepherd pies, baked mac 'n cheese (with skrimps), potatoes, carrots, asparagus, pumpkin (anything), cookies, pies, ciders, and the list goes on & on. Needless to say, I'm overweight really looking forward to this Thursday for Mama's Thanksgiving feast.

Mom hinted at me making Thanksgiving dinner this year, "but only if I really wanted to".  I declined, since I've already signed up to make Christmas dinner. Speaking of Crimbo, On Saturday, I began pulling out my cock some Xmas decorations, just to take stock of what I have to work with this year. Nothing is really out of their boxes yet, not until Friday.... or maybe Thursday night.

Keeping this post short, as I have to get my outfit ready for Turkey day. I'm actually looking for my pants with the elastic waistband; and NO, they are not maternity pants, but hey....that's an idea!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The DMV Hates You

Well, the employees at your local DMV office do. They hate that you showed up, forcing them to actually work for their pay. How rude of you; how rude of me for showing up today, without an appointment no less.

I actually visited 2 DMV offices this morning. The first one was in Long Beach, only a short distance from where I live. I didn't go in though. I couldn't. There were zero parking spaces available and there was also a line that came out of the front door and wrapped around the building. It was unreal. So, I left the parking lot and headed over the office in Bellflower (about 10 miles away). In Bellflower, parking was a breeze and the initial line (to get assigned a number) was pretty short.

Then I looked around and saw all of the long faces of people who looked like they had been here for awhile. It "only" took me about 2.5 hours to get serviced. Good thing I took the day off and didn't have a hot date to get to (FYI, the hot date is scheduled for Friday).

I just don't get it. The DMV has always been known for their poor and super slow service. So why does this BS continue... why isn't anyone in public relations taking note of all the complaints and start cracking heads.... or better yet, firing the slackers? With the state being broke, you'd think that this would be the first place they'd start cutting corners.

I know a lot of unemployed people that'd love to replace an attitude-filled DMV worker's desk.... 'mkay?!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Quirks That Irk

I really try to keep the workplace out of this here blog, but after being stuck in a meeting, that was basically a waste of my blog reading time, I need to vent.

I was tortured with 2 individuals throughout a meeting today. They each have their own "little thing" that they do, when speaking. These irks were each driving me mad. First guy has a (non-stop) tendency to say a word that sounds a lot like "owl". Instead of saying "um" or "uh", he says " owwwwl". It was so constant that when I noticed him opening his mouth to speak, I would (mentally) say "owwwwl...".  And sure enough, the first word out of him was just that. He messed with my head so badly, that I actually drew an owl doodle.

The second quirky coworker has lost the ability to say "yes" or "yeah". Instead, he says "nnnnnyyyyeah". To illustrate how he says the word, he stretches this word out and his voice starts out sounding like a little girls and by the time he's pronounced the last letter, his voice has dropped to something similar to Barry White's. Annoying. I'm thinking that he's such a negative man that he always defaults to "no" and really has a tough time saying yes; literally. He doesn't just say "nnnnnyyyyeah" to mean yes or to agree with someone's opinion; he says it at the start of almost every sentence. Again, I ended up (mentally) saying "nnnnnyyyyeah", right along with him, whenever I saw his mouth open.

Hmm, I wonder what weird thing(s) I say or do when speaking. I'm guessing nothing. I am perfection. Shut up.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Looking Ahead

I'm going through what I call my "Autumn Awakening". This happens to me every November. I become my most creative during this period. I crave change. I begin to plan for the year ahead; things I want to accomplish, places I want to visit, and goals I want to complete.

I've been taking a good look at my career path, and I think that a change is in order. I really don't have much to complain about with my current job, other than this job is extremely boring. I want a job that I actually enjoy doing. Does that even exist? I know I should be damn grateful just to HAVE a job in this shi-tay economy, and believe me, I am. I just don't see much career growth on my current path, and that is starting to worry/motivate me to do something about it.

I am concerned that I'm currently not in a place, financially, to take any big risks. I have 2 friends that have recently left my company, to either work for a competitor or to work in a completely different industry. Both friends are now jobless (one by choice and the other due to a lay-off). That scares me and causes me to be remain hesitant/stay put.

I know that you only get one shot at this thing called Life, and I refuse to look back on my own life and wonder what life would've been like if I'd only ..... So, I'm struggling with what choices/changes to make in the new year ahead. Things can't remain the same, that's for sure.

I predicted that, for me, 2010 was going to be a year of growth and change... and it really has been. So many wonderful things have happened in my life this year and I have grown in so many different ways. I predict 2011 will be full of even bigger and better changes. One of the things I'd definitely like to happen in 2011 is moving from Long Beach to either Pasadena, Hollywood, or the Silver Lake area of L.A...

...either city will do, as long as I'm moving into (at least) a 3,000 sq foot Cape Cod house with 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a Chef's kitchen (stocked with Viking appliances), an office space, a wine cellar (optional), an English garden in back, and a moderately sized swimming pool.

If I'm going to dream, I better dream big, otherwise, I may as well stay asleep.

Friday, November 5, 2010

HouseQuake !

This morning, Long Beach was hit with a 3.7 earthquake. Apparently, a lot of my neighbors either didn't feel it or weren't fazed by it at all.

Of course, I was just getting out of the shower (and yes, I felt it). Thank Jebus it wasn't strong enough to freak me out and cause me to run into the street naked... talk about aftershock!

Honestly, as a Southern California native, I've been through so many quakes that it would really take a BIG ONE to turn me on freak me out. The last worrisome quake I went through got me thinking that I had better prep my house for if/when a big quake hits. I currently have zero emergency supplies/water/food. Also, there a lot of breakable things that are sitting on top of my fridge, dresser tops, and shelves.

I need to make a trip to my local homo depot and look into buying fasteners (Velcro?) to hold all that shitt in place, and then a trip to the market ( I just discovered I'm out of vodka)!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Vote Baby, Vote!

Vote Today !

... or keep your mouth shut tomorrow, when you're unhappy with the results!