Oh I get it...like humor...but different.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Thought du Jour

"Being an adult just means you have more settings on your autopilot." - PU2

Do you feel like you are on autopilot? How often and how much? Do you ever move through your life and then realize you can't really remember the last two miles/two hours/two days? How much of our lives are spent as walking zombies?

And a very happy Tuesday to you all! :-)

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Friday, March 25, 2005

I'm just sayin'.....

Fox Executive no. 1: Boy, have you seen what "American Idol" has done for "House"? The numbers are really up. Amazing.
Fox Executive no. 2: Yes, that lead in from "Idol" has been a big boost.
FE1: Wish we could get some sort of lead in like that for the new show, "Life on a Stick."
FE2: No kidding. We need people to see that show.
FE1: Too bad we don't have some sort of "Idol" lead in for it.
FE2: Yeah, that would be great, wouldn't it. If we had it following, say, an "Idol" results show.
FE1: Yeah.
FE2: But the results show will be Wednesday.
FE1: Yeah.
FE2: No way to hold the results show off until Thursday.
FE1: Yeah.
FE2: Unless.......

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The wit and wisdom of my children

When the universe revolves around you, we can talk about you... for now, we're talking about me. - PU1

I'm much better at being pitiful than full of pity. - PU2

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Happy Easter

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Thursday, March 24, 2005


I am not sure what is so difficult about driving in California. I simply don't get it. I can solve all the traffic problems very easily. Everyone should just do as I do. I am the standard. Watch me.

If you are driving faster than I am, you are driving too fast. It's that simple. You should slow down to my speed. Anyone who drives faster than I do is a maniac.

If you are driving slower than I am, you are driving too slow. You must voluntarily get out of my way. I suggest that you assume the velocity and get about six car lengths ahead of me. Better yet, choose another lane.

In fact, everyone should choose another lane. It will be far easier for all of you to see the correct way to drive (by observing me, of course) if you leave me a nice open lane in which to demonstrate.

Now. Wasn't that easy? Have a nice day.

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Thought du Jour
"That's the risk you take if you change: that people you've been involved with won't like the new you. But other people who do will come along." - Lisa Alther

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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Thought du Jour
"From the backstabbing co-worker to the meddling sister-in-law, you are in charge of how you react to the people and events in your life. You can either give negativity power over your life or you can choose happiness instead. Take control and choose to focus on what is important in your life. Those who cannot live fully often become destroyers of life." - Anais Nin, American author (1903-1977)

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Thursday, March 17, 2005

In other news

I may have critical errors on my computer.
My computer clock may be wrong.
Do I want to contribute to tsunami aid?
Do I want to find an "adult friend" through adult friend finder?
Do I want to find a "senior friend" through senior friend finder?

Why has my popup blocker suddenly stopped working?
And that senior friend finder? That's just rude. Cut that shit out.

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Quoth the Sergeman: "You've been so philosphical lately, Nancy, what's going on? What aren't you telling us? What are you hiding ?!?!"

Yeah, Sergei, I know you were kidding. I know you realize that my Though du Jour is not actually evidence of a philosophical turn but actually me ripping off a daily newsletter that I get from my alma mater. I know you realize that I am incapable of being philosophical for so many days straight. Or hours straight.

The fact of the matter is, things have taken a turn for the worse at my job. Yes, children, I have to tell you--I am actually having to WORK. I know, I know. It is sad indeed. Thank you for your sympathy *pressing handkerchief to cheek*.

I recently had a change in my job duties that basically gave me a second set of responsibilities to juggle with the first set. First set: editing. Second set: marketing. The bottom line...I am very busy.

If anyone would like to start a "Help Nancy retire so she can blog all the time" fund, please feel free to do so. Or at least send chocolate.

Lub and kisses.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Thought du Jour
"One man with courage is a majority." - Thomas Jefferson

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Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Palm Springs

----entry deleted for being lame beyond belief----

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Thought du Jour
"My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition." - Indira Gandhi

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Monday, March 14, 2005

Thought du Jour

"We experience moments absolutely free from worry. These brief respites are called panic." - Cullen Hightower

I'm back and buried at work...more later. Remind me to tell you about getting lost in Palm Springs...repeatedly.

Happy Monday.

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Wednesday, March 09, 2005

But on second thought...

I was just reading Kat's post on having a bad attitude at work (take a number, babygirl). She catches herself giving her boss the stinkeye and beging short with people on the phone...

It recalled to my mind a conversation I had with Hubcap last night at bedtime. When I came up to go to bed, he was already in bed and watching, I swear to God, Suze Orman (girl, if your name is spelled "suze," people are going to say "sooz." That's just a fact). I caught part of what she was saying about Roth IRAs as I took my bath. But after I got into bed and we turned off the tv, Hubcap was relating an earlier part that I missed. Now, keep in mind, this is repeated thirdhand and was told to me in the dark by a nekkid man, so I may have missed a few salient points....

Apparently, Sooz says, the way to get ahead in your job is this. If everyone else comes in at 8, come in at 7. If they leave at 5, stay late. Don't ask for a raise. Don't ask for a promotion. If you are good, the money will be there. The key to being able to cheerfully work 15-hour days is --- wait for it! --- get a job that you like. Damn. I never thought of that! What a concept. And all along I thought I was supposed to look in the want ads under "drudgery for harmless drones." I am shocked and appalled that, at the age of *mumble mumble* I am finally finding out that I should be working at a job that I like! Damn, what product does this woman sell? I want to by a shitload of it!

Jeez maneez.

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Thought du Jour

"Ah, it's a lovely thing, to know a thing or two." --Moliere

Yeah, I know. I am hiding behind the words of others these days. No spark, no creativity. Don't even have any rants that would be of interest. Blah blah blah. Up work home bed up work home bed up work home bed.

I am going to a conference in Palm Springs tomorrow, so I will be out of the loop for the rest of the week. I know, I know. You will miss me and weep copiously. Try to buck up, little pilgrim.

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Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Thought du Jour

To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter.

-- Francois Sagan

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Friday, March 04, 2005

Thought du Jour

"To do carefully and constantly and kindly many little things is not a little thing." - Author Unknown

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Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Mr. Clean

Today's post comes to you courtesy of Hubcap and Mr. Clean. Have you seen the commercial for the new Mr. Clean Magic Reach cleaning device? It is shaped like a flat football and can be used to clean tubs, showers, floors, etc. We were watching the ad for this last night when Hubcap was kind enough to share with me his thoughts on the commercial. I, in turn, am kind enough to share them with you. Ahem.

"See how Mr. Clean gives that cleaning device to that woman? Have you noticed that he never, in any of the ads, gives a cleaning device to a MAN? He just gives it to the woman and stands there and supervises. He's imaginary...but you can't even get an IMAGINARY man to do housework."


"I just observe these things. I'm not going to DO anything about it."

I, finding this amusing, suggest to Hubcap that he should write my post for me.

"I don't have time for shit like that! I have housework to do."

-pause as he continues observing Mr. Clean-

"But you have to give him credit. At least he stands there with his arms crossed, being all managerial and shit, not plopping his ass down on the couch like I would."

-further pause as he admires Mr. Clean's approach-

"I might just hire Mr. Clean. He sees a problem and provides a solution. He doesn't just bitch about it the way most men would."

-further pause-

"I wonder who does his laundry."

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Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Thought du Jour

"The sages do not consider that making no mistakes is a blessing. They believe, rather, that the great virtue of man lies in his ability to correct his mistakes and continually make a new man of himself." - Wang Yang-Ming (1472-1529) Chinese philosopher

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