Okay, we've got a lot to talk about today, so let's get busy, shall we?
First off, Snowpocalypto Part Kabillion missed us. THANK GOD. I swear, if I have to shovel that driveway ONE MORE TIME I am going to lose my shit. I'm already thinking about subcontracting out the lawnmowing this summer, because that's got to be the SECOND most annoying part of homeownership, right after shoveling snow, but then again, maybe I'd BETTER keep mowing the lawn myself, because
I had to weigh myself last night in order to weigh The Runt, who has some weird ear infection thing going on, and while The Runt's weight is fine, mine? Not so much. I mean, I've only gained, like, eight pounds over the winter, but Jeezus CHRIST I know the kind of effort it takes to lose eight pounds, and I really don't want to have to do that.
But! I won't HAVE to do it, if it will ever stay warm enough to melt the goddamn leftover snow off the hiking trails so I can get some freaking exercise, already. Sheesh. The Shred can only do so much.
Oh! And in other news, one of my co-workers tried to foist one of his made-up-out-of-the-blue, totally bizarre projects on me yesterday, and I told him "no". And then he started to ARGUE with me about it, so I basically shut him down. And after he went to lunch, my OTHER co-worker was all, "Whoa, I didn't know you had it in you!", and I laughed and said, "you have NO IDEA."
Seriously? If the first dude had come to me and said, "Jeez, I'm really swamped right now - could you possibly help me out with this (made-up-out-of-the-blue, totally bizarre) project?" Sure, I'd help him out. Hell, I'd come in on a Saturday and do it if I had to. But when, in the time-honored practice of offices everywhere, he tried to forcefully foist a bunch of bullshit off on "the secretary"? No. Just no. People can only treat you shabbily if you LET them. Word.
And! Was I the only one appalled by that "Mobbed" show last night? Where the guy decides to propose to his girlfriend with the help of a flash mob? WTF! I mean, I really enjoy (some of) the flash mob videos on Youtube, as long as nobody falls off the escalator and sues the shopping mall or whatever, but that whole thing last night was just WRONG. Especially that whole bizarre sub-plot about the jilted ex-girlfriend and just ... yuck. Cruel. Mean. Note to the guys: DO NOT try to throw a surprise proposal-and-wedding-all-in-one for your girlfriend. I will virtually GUARANTEE it will not end as well as last night's little mess eventually did. Jeez, now we can all look forward to failed-flash-mob-proposal videos that are sure to starting popping up.
But! In other entertainment news, did anybody else hear that segment on RadioLab yesterday about the deaf girl who got in a horrible accident and then her boyfriend basically SAVED HER LIFE by remembering something he saw in a movie? THAT was the most inspiring thing I've listened to in a long, long time. Seriously. Goosebumps.
Oh, and I just hit publish on this whole thing, and Blogger is STILL not paragraphing correctly! What's the problem, Blogger?
Well! That's what's up in my world today. What's going on in yours?