Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

If only I could crochet better...

I could have my own debates!  Don't you just love the comb over???

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Boss' Day

So Thursday (Oct 16) is National Boss' Day. A day when your minions, uh I mean employees are supposed to be happy and celebrate what a great boss you are. Clearly it is just another holiday that Hallmark invented to buy more greeting cards (and there are lots).

I of course did buy a card for my (male) boss. I always do. Remembering silly things somehow is what I'm good at. But in all the almost 10 years that I've been a manager I've never once got a card, a shout out...nothing! It's never really bothered me and I've always made a joke about it. Of course what I realized is that for the majority of the time I've been managing the number of women I had on my team was a whole whopping 1! Yep, that's what happens in the technology field...still!!!

So imagine my surprise when I returned to my office from conducting an interview (with a man of course) to find a beautiful vase of flowers and a balloon from my team. Wanna know why I suddenly got flowers? For the first time I actually have 4 women who directly report to me!!! That made me laugh.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Fun Fact Friday #18

Ahhh....Politics and Halloween...two of my favorite things...

Did you know...

In 1985, the candy lobby (yes, there is a candy lobby) tried to convince Congress to move the end of Daylight Saving Time to AFTER Halloween so that the kiddies could have more time to trick-or-treat.  Of course resulting in more candy sales.  In fact, according to some, The national Confectioners Association even left pumpkins full of candy on Senators chairs.  It never passed in '85, but did in 2007.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Fun Fact Friday #17

Around this time each year the Nobel Prizes are awarded. So in keeping with this annual event..

Did you know...

Alfred Nobel, who through his will called for the establishment of the famed awards, invented the explosive nitroglycerine.

Although Nobel put it in his will that he wanted to start the awards, it took 5 years post his death for the first awards to be given out because he didn't put anything in his will on how to do it!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Mr. Puddles? Where are you Mr. Puddles?

So as evidenced by yesterday's post I was cranky (and sleepy) about the debate.  Well, my love Jon Stewart knew exactly how to cheer me up.  The whole thing was hysterical (of course).  But my favorite...

What was McCain doing when Obama was talking...skip to 07:24 in the video clip...

I literally almost fell off the sofa.  
I love you Jon Stewart.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Is it wrong...

...that I fell asleep during the debate last night. Literally, snoring away. If it wasn't for the fact that the phone rang, I probably would have slept right through the night!

Now yes, this is showing I probably need more sleep, but to me what it means is that these two guys don't having anything new, different, exciting to say to keep me awake! How sad is that? We are in the middle of the worst financial crisis of our time. We are literally less than one month away from Election Day and no one is saying anything. Well, I take that back...they are saying lots of stuff. Lots of nasty stuff. And they are saying it over and over again. This is sooooo frustrating!

You know, if it was for the fact that I made my voting decision a while ago AND I paid attention for the last year or so, if I was just checking in now on this election I just wouldn't vote...THAT'S how frustrated I am right now. I wonder how many others have just had it too???

Friday, October 3, 2008

Fun Fact Friday #16

This week Mr. Clean, or at least the actor  that portrayed Mr. Clean, is now scrubbing the big kitchen floor in the sky.  So of course my fact needed to be on Mr. Clean... compliments (again) from one of my favorite sites, Mental Floss...

Mr. Clean has a first name...it is Veritably.  

If you as me, that is lame.  It should be 'Squeaky' or something,am I  right?