It is rare I "go serious" on my blog, although I'm sure you are all aware of my political beliefs and that I am passionate about many serious issues. Every once in a great while though, I become annoyed by something that will continue to poke at my brain till I let it out, so here goes.
It started Monday when I was lounging at my pool with two of my girlfriends, both of whom have not grown out of their "I went to church when I was a kid so I'm a Republican" stage. It is amusing to me when they bring up politics. I've tried in the past to share my views and beliefs, but it didn't take long for me to realize it was a waste of breath and effort and decided to use such times as comedy relief instead of sharing my wealth of knowledge (yes, I'm being sarchasmic).
I've learned to ask questions instead of give facts, this way my amusement is fulfilled, they feel they've "told me how it is" and it's all put to rest with a quickness. Monday I asked "...but really, what has Obama done to piss you off anyhow? I mean, other than being born black..." Their answer? The man didn't salute when the national anthem was played and of course ANY AMERICAN that speaks badly about the President OR his policies is unpatriotic and has no business holding any type of public office.
Country First, bitches.
[insert ironic laughter here]
Yesterday I received an email that I promptly deleted - as I did not want to puke on my keyboard at work. It was some type of right wing spam telling people how LIVID they should be because Obama repainted his plane - removing the American flag off of the tail wing and replacing it with his campaign logo.
I had the person re-send it to me so I could share - take a close look if you're into that sort of thing. I think the "Obama lover" reference is especially racis... I mean retro dontchathink?
This is what kills me - our country is wallowing in debt, poverty, crime, racism, violence, war, drugs, inadequate education, bankruptcy, unemployment, death of the middle class, OIL prices - just to name a few - and the only thing on the minds of some people is what Obama painted on the ass of his plane.
To those people I say:
I'm buying my burka today, a green one to accent my eyes, cause when we have our first Muslim president in January, he's probably going to make us wear it anyhow. You know me, always ahead of the game!!
Oh, and one last thing. I <3 posts with the words "loves the cock" in them, and so should you. You can thank me later.
I had all sorts of fun things to blog about on Tuesday and had decided that as soon as I finished my ESRT (I know, just go with me here) I would start writing - when...
*enter the annoying noise from space odyssey 2000- beep beep*
Ya, it was just like that POOF goes the power in the building that supports all the websites for an international company that knows all sorts of things about you that you pry don't want them to know, pry.
So, what did we do? We talked! Heaven forbid... we dispersed from our cubiciles (I'm aware I spelled that incorrectly, work with me here) and actually talked to each other. Reality brought me back to my cubicile when I realized I can only talk about free ps3 games, Star Wars and open source software for so long - and decided it was time to do some house cleaning.
Look how purdy...
Anyhow, that became mundane after awhile and I decided it was time to go across the street to the mall. Unfortunately, it would be inappropriate to post any pictures of what I purchased there... but I can tell you I got a Chick-Fil-A sammich with a Diet Dr. Pepper and it was DELICIOUS!
The next day when I came to work I had this in my email... I found it rather humorous, and if you don't, let it rest in your little brain for a bit until you get it.
Tuesday was also Maya's first day of 4th grade. FOURTH GRADE, bitches.
Jeebus I'm old. I swear it seems like yesterday I was in the 4th grade, with short permed hair, crooked teeth, and the keenest fashion sense around. (obv) I didn't get to see her off on the bus, and I'm still waiting for Uncle Scott to supply those photos (hint,hint), but I did get to wake her up by singing goofy, made-up songs that made her laugh and say "STOP IT MOM - YOU'RE SUCH A DORK", right on, mission completed.
I was a little worried about what she would pick out to wear cause shes been on this "fancy yet tacky" kick lately (she takes after momz), but she did good, looked adorable. NEXT
Check this out... I find it HILARIOUS and I can't help but call him Dr. Balsy (Ball-zee)
Why can't I find a doctor like this? NEXT
How about dem dems? For any of you who may have missed it (and I haven't watched JB's speech yet) this speech is a must watch, and my favorite speech of the DNC so far - and from a Buckeye no less. Michelle's was OK, I didn't agree that it rivaled Barack's speech at the last DNC, but she did look pretty hot in that green dress... go get 'em Michelle.
Speaking of buckeyes... do you know what Saturday is???
What a fucking line up. This was almost 20 years ago, mind you.
I had big hair - my bangs were so high and hard my brother used to tease me and say it was how they invented the claw... I fell down, went boom and our garden was cultivated. I wore a black silk shirt with multi-colored polka dots and black jeans, hot - I know. I remember being hit on by multiple men that would be arrested for even looking at me, and at one point walking out of the "mosh pit" with my shirt completely unbuttoned (never did figure that one out).
Anyhow - to the point of this story.
Today is a walk back in time. I am going to Riverbend to see Poison in concert with the same person I went to see them with 20 years ago (Heather). They are playing with Dokken, and Sebastian Bach - for those of you that dont remember Sebastian, here is a welcomed reminder.
So what do I want from you?? I want you to go to my nifty little website and donate some green backs, or better yet, go register to walk in your town and raise even more money!! If you're lucky enough to live near me, our walk leaves from the Fraze Pavilion at 7:30pm (registration starts at 5:30).
I, of course, will be walking in honor of Jill Sabsevitz - and everything I raise will be donated in her name.
So GO DONATE, or holler at me with some ridiculous prop bet that you will most certainly lose if that's your style... you know I can't turn down a good bet!
I had promised details about my awesome job and never delivered. What can I say, I just liked the suspense.
I really love the job. For my career I see myself doing something much more creative than what I am required to do here. Everything we do has to conform to "standards", but since I've never done anything like this, the structure is a perfect environment for learning the basics.
What I do like is the attention to detail and good web practices our department has insisted the company adopt as part of their standards. A LOT of the work I do is converting old sites into more current, clean and web friendly code.
For those of you who have NO idea what I'm talking about, I'll give you a little example, I took this code
Not a lot of changes, but it looks better and fits into our web standards. This particular site had 25 pages I had to make changes to. I also made it all uniform, so the spaces between the forms were even on every page and lined up, and also made a welcome page (that you see here on the right) that logs the users by last name.
And that's it! That is what I do all day, and I love it... for now.
I sit in a little cubical that is about 10x10 and grey.
SOMEONE JUST BROUGHT ME A PEANUT BUTTER RICE CRISPY TREAT THE SIZE OF TEXAS ON A BIG MAP.
I have a dry erase board that I haven't written on yet, two CSS books I checked out from the library we have on the first floor, and a little drawer I keep some files in. OOOOH and I have pushy pins, to hang random things up with. I <3 href="http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/berlinvideo/">watch this now. Mega stud's that attract 200,000 Germans, here's to hoping he doesn't sell out to the man.
PS: 12 more wake ups till I leave for Atlantic City... watch out Jersey.