Fun at Work
You know, sometimes I wish I had me to work with.
Here’s an email exchange I had with my friend and fellow blogger “Goldey.” We were talking about some rather mundane details regarding sending someone from her department out to another facility to do some testing.
Bluz: Given that you answered and either/or question with “yes,” we’re presuming you mean “Yes, the issue was resolved,” as opposed to “Yes, there is still an issue?”
Goldey: Yes it was resolved. How sad is it that I had to go to my boss and tell him he had to tell M to go out there though? I mean seriously…
Bluz: Srsly! I mean, GD, WTF?
Bluz: I don’t know what came over me right there. Irritable Vowel Syndrome?
Sometimes I tickle the hell out of myself.
Like on Friday, we had a department lunch all together in a conference room. While we were setting up in there, I noticed this odd table configuration. What is the purpose of this:
Is this where you get sent to Time-Out if you’re bad during a meeting?
“I’m sorry, bluz, but that was a ridiculous idea. Go sit in the corner until you stop wasting our time with ridiculous emails and smarten up.”
I love it when the recurring themes of this site starts to filter out into my readers’ lives.
Last week I got the following email from FDF (Friend of D-Fish) DG:
“So I’m at breakfast this morning with a friend, and the waitress starts pushing THIS. I immediately thought of you. You need to get yourself to Denny’s, my friend.”
What a great idea… the Maple Bacon Sundae. I’m all over that. If only I knew where there was a Denny’s around here.
I’ll always have a soft spot for Denny’s for no other reason than they had one right next to the Cleveland Marriott. We’d spent many a Saturday night partying hard before a Steelers/Browns game, before crawling over to Denny’s about 2:00 AM for a Grand Slam breakfast.
I think The Onion got it right with Denny’s when they ran this:
I actually think this is a pretty good idea.
I used to like it when Denny’s had that special where you got a meal on your birthday for free. I actually used to do that, when I was all alone and living in Cleveland. People would ask me, “So what are you doing for your birthday??”
I’d say, in my best Droopy Dog voice, “I’m going to Denny’s for my free birthday dinner.”
I think they invented that “L-on-the-forehead” symbol just for me.
Time Duck-Walks On
I saw in the paper on Thursday that it was AC/DC guitarist Angus Young’s 56th birthday.
Angus, the eternal schoolboy is 56. Son of a bitch.
I know he was still rocking the schoolboy suit on their latest tour but I have to say this. He’s looking less like Angus Young and more like Ernst and Young.
(Pausing while the accountants wipe off their monitors)
OK, he might be getting a little worn-looking, but I tell you what. Nobody works any harder or rocks any harder than Angus Young. The dude is a freak of nature and he’s been delivering thunderbolts of crunch for almost 40 years.
I’ve seen AC/DC 5 times and every time wasbetter than the last. (I definitely have an AC/DC post in me in the near future, but this one isn’t it.)
Regardless of how old my boy Angus is getting, he’ll always look like this, to me:
Last Time I Saw a Mouth Like That, it Had a Hook in it
I saw this clip on Facebook and thought it would make a good closing feature. It’s simply 100 of the greatest movie insults of all time.
Do beware, it is totally unsafe for work or in proximity of little ones. (Unless you’d like them to become schoolyard and principal’s office legends.) While I know that if you come here often, you must have a high tolerance for strong language, there’s some terminology used here that even I won’t broach.
A lot of my favorites are in there… They could have used the entire French Taunter scene from Holy Grail, but I’m sure there were time considerations. Same with most of Rodney’s dialog from Caddyshack. (See the title of this section.) But I was happy to see a lot of old favorites in there. Not sure what’s missing.
If you can think of any, feel free to drop them in “Comments.” I promise not to take them personally.