If You Can't Say Something Nice...

If You Can't Say Something Nice...
Say Something Vague

Friday, September 30, 2005

Did You Get Your E-Dite?

Love it!

|| Stephanie 1:32 PM

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Well, It's The Best Reason I've Heard!

"Though with Britney Spears giving birth and the announcement of Donald Trump's offspring, I think we finally have an explanation for nature's sudden decision to try and destroy us all."

Quote found here

|| Stephanie 4:50 PM

Friday, September 23, 2005


Our office is located next to the bathrooms. There is a guy who whistles loudly every single time he uses the bathroom. We can hear it loud and clear and all the girls just start cracking up.

Mr. McWhistlepants, what are you so happy about??

|| Stephanie 4:47 PM

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Blogging for the Sake of Blogging

I can't believe how much time elapses between my posts, but I barely have time to check my email, let alone post with all the work stuff I gotta do. So it's been a long time and I feel guilty, so here I am.

I hate that I think of tons of things to blog about till I actually get on here, then it's sort of this weird meta experience of blogging about my need to blog instead of about an actual topic.

Oh! I know something I was thinking about is the excuses people will give for not going into work. Now, I know that it's a big no-no to write about your own job, which I would never do. My job is perfect and wonderful. But a friend of mine, told me about some of the things she has heard people use as excuses at her work, and it's just astounding. One person called in saying that he wasn't coming to work because he had had a late night and not gotten home till the wee hours. Dude! At least have the decency to lie at that point! Another individual had his/her computer 'crash' at least four times in a year, wiping out everything on the computer. This same person also had a car that would 'break down' periodically. Someone else would just disappear for hours on end. Meetings? Doubtful, but that's how the story goes.

The only times I ever lied about being sick or having something else going on were for job interviews (this was ages ago, of course; not in years). That and the one time I wanted to stay home and finish a book that was really good and left work early to do so. Again, several years ago. Nowadays I have such a preponderance of guilt and feelings of responsibility that there's no way I could do that stuff. That and the fact that my body hates me and I use up all my sick time on migraines, anyway. Like the one I have right now. Miserable. Ugh.

Did you ever use some really bad/good excuse to get out of another day slogging for The Man?

|| Stephanie 2:48 PM

Monday, September 12, 2005

Paris Hilton: Officially Overexposed

Okay, that annoying faux celebrity has officially crossed the line, appearing TWICE in my dreams, once as my sister's new best friend, and once as The Boy's sister (at least she was nice to me in both dreams).


Thank you.

|| Stephanie 2:04 PM

Thursday, September 01, 2005

A Bit of a Selfish Post

(With a little redemption at the end)

I know that there are bigger things in this world, actually, going on right now, but my parents seem to be having a run of bad luck. If you have an extra moment of goodwill, can you send a quick good wish their way?

My (step)dad found out Monday morning that his best friend died over the weekend from a burst aneurysm. He was 61.

Then my (step)dad went to the doctor with his mom and found out she has stage III epithelial cancer (a type of ovarian cancer). She has a 40% chance of survival if she's willing to fight.

And then--and this one is pretty extraneous--that afternoon my mom found one of her two pet guinea pigs dead in its cage. She was pretty upset about everything that happened that day, and it really came out over the guinea pig situation. So...good thoughts to my family.


And peace to the South. Not only is the natural disaster itself pretty unbelievable, but what is happening now--shootings, rapings, pillaging, looting--is even more out there. Why? Why would these people do these things with everything that has happened? I know that some people are opportunists, but this is beyond comprehension. If I start crying, I don't think I'll be able to stop, so I have to limit my exposure to the details of what is going on in New Orleans, Biloxi, and the other affected areas.

Peace, Salaam, Shalom everybody.

|| Stephanie 4:54 PM