Friday, April 01, 2011


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?


rockygrace said...

hahahaha, I just noticed that one of the things on my do-to list is "poop in car". I SWEAR it's not what it sounds like.

Badass Nature Girl said...

Your paragraphs are coming through just fine when I'm looking at your blog.

Hope you have a good weekend! I'm going to bundle up like an eskimo this morning and take a walk around town before our rain and snow hit. I agree that dvd's only do so much, for the body and the mind.

Oh and have fun with the poop in car thing. :oD

rockygrace said...

BNG, I fixed the paragraphs in Html - that's the only reason they're working, darn it.

Oh, and here's a question for everybody - If a scale says, say, 123.4 lbs., is that .4 in ounces, i.e., 4 ounces, or tenths of pound, i.e., four-tenths of pound, which would be 6.4 ounces?

Enquiring minds want to know!

Badass Nature Girl said...

If that's what you weighed in at, and are upset about, I'm going to beat you and then feed you non-stop. That's skinny!!!! I've got a good almost 40 pounds on you and I betcha I'm shorter than you are. Damn. Now I'm depressed. Just kidding. maybe.

rockygrace said...

Actually, that was my weight while holding the cat.


Seriously, I'm a short person, and any extra weight goes right to my waist, so I just look like el flabbo.

Sorry to gift you with that mental image. Go look at a pic of, like, Heidi Klum or something, to get it out of your mind.

Badass Nature Girl said...

Well, while I feel your pain about being short and even just 5 extra pounds showing up, I think you're being silly and don't make me attach a picture of MY el flabbo, missy! I have severe muffin top goin on. hell, I haven't weighed what you do since high school!

rockygrace said...

Oh, so it's a COMPETITION now, is it??


Seriously, I wish you could be here right now, because that co-worker I was talking about? The one who was trying to bully me into doing his work?

He just pulled the same shit on the OTHER co-worker, and THAT dude just WENT OFF on his ass. They are bitching it out, IN FRONT OF THE BOSS, in the conference room RIGHT NOW. It's epic!

Badass Nature Girl said...

Office fight! office fight! office fight!

'being silly" isn't really what I should have said. I'll put it this way. You're being too hard on yourself. When I weighed 120 lbs. I could still find things wrong with that. Then when I weighed 135lbs, I looked back at pics to when I was smaller and wondered what the hell I was upset about. As my weight rose, I'd keep looking back and regretted that I wasn't happy with what I looked like at each weight, because it could always be worse. Even though I'm about 40 lbs overweight now, I'm look night and day from what I used to after I had my son. I look like I've lost 100 lbs, even though it was only 20 some thing. It could always be worse, and don't be so hard on yourself. Luuuuuuuuuv your body now, the way it looks today.

rockygrace said...

Awww, good advice, BNG!

I think I'm just bitching about my weight 'cause I'm sick of bitching about the weather.

Oh, and the fight finally ended. I swear, it was like kids on a playgound -

"You don't have the f*cking balls to blahblahblah ..."

"I've FORGOTTEN more than you've ever learned about blahblahblah ..."

Now it's back to boring.

Badass Nature Girl said...

LOL, I'm going to have to remember some of those lines for my next argument :o)

Fish Food said...

What an exciting day in the office! I never had days like that, but I am soooo glad to be out of the office, anyway.

You NEVER look short or weighty on the rare occasion you post a photo! You look tall and lean - makes me quite, quite envious.

Fish Food said...

Oh yes, forgot to say. I do all my paragraphs in HTML. Cannot get the 'compose' bit to work for me. Ever.

rockygrace said...

Shoot, Fish, you mean there's PHOTOS of me on here? Ruh-roh!

And I am SO GLAD I'm not the only one having the paragraph problem. Good to know.

Badass Nature Girl said...

And I've missed those pictures? That's not fair.

rockygrace said...

Don't feel bad, BNG. I haven't seen 'em, either ...

Seriously, if I DID put photos of myself on here, other than maybe a headshot, once, I have NO recollection of it. Maybe I was drunk ...

mazzy d. supertramp said...

had fun reading your blog..