Tuesday, February 9, 2010

This is not for the children*

It's for the Haitians!!!!

*meaning there's lots of swearing today.

Our office is rife with swearing. From the top down. I think I learned how to swear at my office. (Well, no, that's not true, but for someone's sake I'll say that's where I learned to swear.)

To get to the point, I've been working with the perfect storm of frustrations lately. AutoCAD 2010, the worst software update since Vista, drawings on another office's drive, and rain (which slows working on another drive down to an even worse level.) The trifecta of crappy circumstances one could argue. Last night these three items led me to put forth such a string of profanities that I was reprimanded by a co-worker for my language. I decided to install the swear jar in our area, just for our team.

Last night's conversation of what words would be banned and what their use would cost told us how difficult this would be. "Can I say 'effing?" "No." "Well shit. Wait, no Damn. Wait, Crap."

Today we collected $6.50. But it's for the Haitians (said like Cher from Clueless.)

My first infraction today occurred before i even made it to my desk. I was at a friend's desk, and I said fuck. She looked at me (she knew about the jar" and by her look I realized what I'd done. Was my reaction to keep my mouth shut? No. my reaction was to go, "oh shit, fuck." She called my team upstairs to let them know I owed $1.25 before I sat down to work. We got much better as the day went on. I think this is going to be VERY good for us.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

because i can't really post anything else here

for reasons i can't explain- i can at least post a survey i got tagged for on facebook.

1. What time did you get up this morning?

2. How do you like your steak?

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
nine, but i should have gone with my instincts and seen the young victoria for a second time.

4. What is your favorite TV show?
currently: community- all time? impossible

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
who knows.

6. What did you have for breakfast?
bagel, peanut m&ms, and a coke

7. What is your favorite cuisine?
let's just say italian for arguments sake.

8. What foods do you dislike?
indian, anything with lots of spices

9. Favorite Place to Eat?
il capprichio

10. Favorite dressing?

11.What kind of vehicle do you drive?

12. What are your favorite clothes?
well tailored, good looking work clothes that are well out of my price range. and weekend clothes.

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance?

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full?
half empty

15. Where would you want to retire?
i haven't seen everywhere yet, how would i know?

16. Favorite time of day?

17. Where were you born?
springfield, Mass.

18. What is your favorite sport to watch?

19. Who do you think will not tag you back?
i'm not tagging anyone

20. Person you expect to tag you back first?
see above

21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this?
see above

22. Bird watcher?
am i 70?

23. Are you a morning person or a night person?
depends on the day and the activities at hand

24. Pets?

25. Any new and exciting news that you'd like to share?

26.What did you want to be when you were little?

27. What is your best childhood memory?
life was pretty good (except for my parents liking my sister best!) so it's hard to say

28. Are you a cat or dog person?
dogs, but still, i'm not really a pet person

29. Are you married?

30. Always wear your seat belt?

31. Been in a car accident?

32. Any pet peeves?
people who call me "sar" especially when i see it typed out as i did in yesterday's email from my boss.

33. Favorite pizza topping?
pepperoni and sausage

34. Favorite Flower?
gerber daisies.

35. Favorite ice cream?
mint chocolate chip

36. Favorite fast food restaurant?

37. How many times did you fail your driver's test?
drivers test- zero. learner's permit test? once. but that's because they loaded the machine with the "truck and bus driver's test." sad thing- i only failed by one question. i could be driving the big blue bus right now if not for that.

38. From whom did you get your last email?

39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
i don't have credit cards! (but if i did--- j. crew maybe?)

40. Do anything spontaneous lately?

41. Like your job?

42. Broccoli?
what about it? i'm trying to remember what leslie's boss told her about broccoli or cauliflower being invented in WW2, that was obviously not true, but he believed it.

43. What was your favorite vacation?
the one i'm taking next year to ireland

44. Last person you went out to dinner with?

45. What are you listening to right now?

46. What is your favorite color?
try to remember - apples in stereo

47. How many tattoos do you have?

48. If you could be a different age, what would it be?
can i just go back to 30 for awhile?

49. If you don't already have children, do you want to have them?
i was thinking i might want some this morning when i was reading about the harry potter theme park- you know, so i have an excuse to go without looking like a total geek.

50. Coffee Drinker?
nope, but i'm a big fan of a venti, sweetened, black tea lemonade.