Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Wooosh! Wednesday Already?

I'm starting to think there's some weird time/space thing going on because DAMN, wasn't it *just* Wednesday? Ok, you know what that means. Hey, I have an idea, I'll go first!

As mentioned before, I bought a Roomba, robot vacuum. I've named him Nemo McSuckerbutt. He has a wee, semi-useless (but lucky!) fin jutting out from his side, so "Nemo" seemed a good name. McSuckerbutt, yeah, I don't really have an answer for that. It just popped into my brain and decided to stick there. I'll probably just call it Nemo. Anyway, my point is, I love him! He's vacuuming my kitchen RIGHT NOW! I swear to God, it's like living with the Jetsons.

Also, I took some of your advice and a smidge of my own and I made some plans. Nothing big, nothing fancy, just plans to be NOT in my house. Well, kinda' to be in my house, but to be in my house with OTHER PEOPLE, so that's progress, right? I emailed a couple of Human Resources ladies that I've met at various HR-related shindigs and asked them if they wanted to meet for drinks and to trade war stories and they said yes! We met tonight for a couple of hours and chatted about really boring HR crap, but it wasn't boring to us, it was pretty entertaining. It helped all of us to know that people act like fucking morons everywhere and it's not just our employees and we each took away a couple of ideas for morale building. In fact, I told them about No Whining Wednesday and they're taking it back to their offices to spread the positive vibes! Also, I called my friend Angelica and we made plans to go get dinner next Friday and then come back to my house & watch "The Soup" and play some Wii Sports Resort. Baby steps, baby steps...

Ok, I have to go rehearse a 2-hour, 180-page, idiotic Sexual Harassment and Workplace Violence Prevention presentation for tomorrow. I promise to do my level best to maintain the integrity of No Whining Wednesday, but I may slip into Sorta' Whining Wednesday since I have to go in an hour early AND I have to stand up in front of a group for 2 hours AND not be an asshole while I'm doing it. That's an awful lot!

I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday and I'm looking forward to reading all about it! If you're looking for inspiration, check out Be The Change. The links will make your heart smile!


Anna von Beaverplatz said...

McSuckerbutt?! Ahahhahahahaah! This is why I adore you. Also: It's like we live in the future!

I'm so happy you got out of the house! I get into that rut sometimes and have to force myself to call people and do things, and I'm always so glad when I do.

Well, the No Whining part of my Wednesday didn't get off to such a great start, but I'm determined to make it work. Lack of sleep and hideous weather and traffic are making me very whiny indeed. Plus side: after the hideous part of traffic, one one of my highways, I saw a hawk take off from the median right next to my car, and on the other, there was a heron grazing on the median. I'm not sure that herons actually graze, but whatever. Maybe he was catching bugs. Either way, he was pretty. They were both pretty. I love birds. I think they're amazing. So, that was a bright spot, and seems to have cheered me up a lot. So, here we go! No Whining Wednesday, whoo!

I hope your presentation is awesome! I bet it will be. I bet you're a good speaker.

Anna von Beaverplatz said...

Oh! Also, I had an avocado yesterday that wasn't quite ripe enough to eat. I left it at work on my desk, and when I came in this morning, PERFECT! I can't wait.

Big Daddy said...

OK - even though I ended up in the ER last night with a kidney stone, I am still committed to No Whining Wednesday. Hey, at least it wasn't a heart attack or anything like that.

Spender said...

Okay, Lainey... I have a good story. Just as things were at their worst and most desperate, a friend stepped up and said "HEY! Enough of this misery!" This friend, out of sheer human kindness put us back on solid financial ground and has given me the chance to continue searching out the kind of work for which I'm trained.
I am usually pretty cynical when it comes to the human race but every once in a while an angel appears and renews my faith. I am having a wonderful Wednesday!

Eyvi Sprite said...

I have absolutely no cause to complain today! Yay for No Whining Wednsedays! I'm going to blog all about it!

Lainey said...

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!

AvB - Will you be my imaginary, internet girlfriend? I'm sure we would make such a cute couple!

Big Daddy - Ooof, no fun! I'm so glad that it wasn't something more serious & hope you're feeling much better.

Spender - Oh my God, dude, that made my eyes well up with tears! Sometimes people *don't* suck! Thanks so much for sharing that & I'm glad to hear things are on the upswing.

Eyvi - YAY for you! I'm looking forward to reading it.

Girl With Curious Hair said...

I know this sounds ridiculous, but this is the best I can do this week: Trader Joe's Caribbean Fruit Floes. If you haven't tried them yet, get thee to a store. (They have other flavors, too.) They're awesome on hot days when things are not going your way.

Lainey said...

Girl - It doesn't sound ridiculous at all. You gotta' take your moments of happiness where you can find them!

PS: Sorry for taking so long to respond to this. For some reason, I didn't get an email notification for your comment and just now saw it!