Thursday, May 21, 2009

"Just shut up!" Thursday.

With apologies to Mike (Greenberg) and Mike (Golic) ESPN radio's irrepressible drive time duo, from whom this is a complete ripoff, I'd like to start a new tradition..."Just Shut Up Thursday". You get to vote for whomever you'd like to "just shut up!" (Gah! That was horrible to write. Still isn't great! Maybe I should "just shut up!")

1) Our girl Nancy, for her ever shifting story, six at last count, of what she knew when.
2) Joe "Loose Lips" Biden, before he reveals BO's "tighty-whitey" size.
3) Arlen "No-Cred" Spector, who neglected to mention, until now, after 30 years in Congress, that our intelligence agencies lie. (You mean the way congress people lie, Arlen?)

I wish I had a prize, but alas, I don't. Maybe I can figure that out in future weeks. Vote your choice for the "Just Shut Up" Award for this week.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Some things I think, I think ...

To my friends in the San Francisco area: I'll make a deal with get Pelosi out of the Congress, and I'll work to get that old gas bag John "we're all racists" Murtha out. Granted it will be a little tougher for me because I don't live in his district. But if there is any way I can get the stupid out of the water in Altoona/Johnstown, I'll do my best.

To Janet "Memory" Pelosi from the CIA: Game on!

To the Carolina Hurricanes from our beloved Pittsburgh Penguins: Game on!

To Gary Bettman, Commissioner of the NHL: You'll never improve the visibility of the NHL if you only give playoff television rights to that bastion of ultimate cagefighting, Versus. Not even all the fans who are interested will be able to see the games. You, sir, are an incomparable idiot.

To Bottom Line Books: By now you should have heard [again] from the representative from our attorney general. Pick up the clue phone and leave us alone. Changing your "business model", from the "scam and badger" approach, might be something to consider.

To the representative from the Attorney Generals office:
You, sir, are a gentleman. I truly appreciate your time in speaking with me and helping our family. Hopefully, this will be the last time we interact, but not because you weren't anything but helpful and considerate.

To the young woman at Wegman's checkout: You really made my day yesterday. When you said you remembered me, I was worried at first. (I like paper bags--before anyone gasps, we recycle our newspapers in paper bags--for most of my groceries, and plastic for my rotisserie chicken and leaky olives. So I'm kinda a PIA.) But when I said "Oh oh." You said that you remembered me because I was so nice to you. You weren't feeling well, and that I had been really nice. Not only is that a relief, it's a little shocking what with grocery prices and all, but Wegman's is kinda easy to handle really because most of the employees are truly nice too. Thanks! I'll make sure to get your name next time. And good luck on your graduation. Much success for your future. Hope you'll be working at Wegman's for a while longer.

To Wegman's: Thanks for the cool reusable bags. Even I remember to bring them (when I don't need paper). This is my favorite, the grapes. They also have peas and a tomato print.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

In the never ending....

... parade of bizarreness that is my life--take a look at my calendar.

Pretty no? I do have a "thing" for carousels. Always have. In fact my husband refuses to go to amusement parks with me because the only ride I really like (and that doesn't make me nauseous) is the carousel. Especially if it is an original Dentzel Carousel like at Kennywood Park .....but I digress. Because there is nothing too weird about this right?

Here is the weird part:

Do you see it?

Look closer .....

Bet you don't have one of those in your month.....

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Seen ....

... in our chronically balky elevator at work:

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Bottom Line Books, the sequel.

You may recall that the last time we visited the drama that is Bottom Line Books... (I keep using the entire name for a reason, I want as many hits on this phrase as possible), with the assistance of our attorney general, we got a pre-paid label to send back the "books" my MIL was sent "on approval". (The only approval we can assume here is Bottom Line Book's approval.) Well she couldn't wait to seal up that mess and send everything back. You'd think that would be the end of it, right? Au contraire...... Yesterday she received a letter that stated that she sent back ONLY ONE of the books. Those black-hearted wretches are trying to outright scam an elderly lady. I told her to ignore the letter. They are not going to do anything for a $20 (or whatever) book. But of course, being a daughter of the depression, she is "nervous". I am considering contacting the rep in the attorney general's office directly, and then filing a harassment complaint in Wright County Iowa, the "location of record" for this "business". To contact them directly means another loopy conversation with the Moonie-like (remember the Moonies?) call center operator. It appears that this is simply another part of their process. They get the books back and claim one is missing. How convenient is that? Sheesh.