Wednesday, October 17, 2007

I Want a Ticket to Anywhere

Here are two women sitting in a barn at the state fair in August. Just in case you forgot what it felt like when it was hot.

Oh, kids. I stayed home the last two days. I had a cold and I needed to rest, and so I did. I rested, then I rested...Oh, and then I rested some more. I guess, I also watched some movies and played some video games in there. Mostly I played a game called BioShock and all those people who told me I had to play it, were not lying. I'm nowhere near the end, but I think when I finish it, I'll kind of miss the world I've been living in on there - even if it is kind of creepy and harsh. It's so much better than sitting at my desk and inputting codes and information and having to be nice to the high school kids who call and say, "Um, like...I know, you guys were supposed to give me some kind of password, but you musta, like totally forgot to send it to me. Can you, um, give it to me again?" about a hundred times a day.

I have friends who say that if they didn't work, they'd go crazy with boredom. I am simply not that kind of girl. The only time I'm ever really bored, is at work. So, as soon as I stumble over my imaginary trust fund, I think you have a very good idea what I'd do first...Of course, after I bought a lifetime supply of candy and gum and marbles and soda.

Thank god I gave myself some time to rest up. Tomorrow night I'm going to see Drive-By Truckers with some friends. I am so excited. The plan is to go to Dex's house beforehand where he and his lovely lady S. will have delicious snacks for me and K. Since the girls' dad is directing a play, I have them every night until sometime in November. That means tomorrow night, I'll get them all set up before I go and then they can invite all their friends over after I'm gone to drink themselves into comas, do lots of drugs and make-out with boys...Just kidding...I hope.

Wish me luck tomorrow. I have a feeling after having so much wonderful, beautiful alone time, I might be even more resentful of my job than usual. I may have to get my repertoire of impersonations together to get me through the day. Hell, I may even take requests. My one boss really loves my Tracy Chapman and another always wants me to do Ethel Merman singing Guns n' Roses songs. Aren't you glad I don't work in your office?


Mr Atrocity said...

With the amount of time I'm spending in the studio at the moment the thought of Guns 'n' Roses songs in the style of Ethel Merman might be just the thing to pep me up. Can you do Mötley Crüe in the style of Edith Piaf?

Celebrate Woo-Woo said...

I'm so with you on never being bored without working. There are so many things I can do without having to work. Work just gets in the way.

And, I would totally love it if someone did impersonations like that at our office;>

LA said...

Wow. The Merm + Axel must for sure = awesomeness
I have been off the blogersphere for about a month. It's possible I will be spending 3 hours catching up on your life.

Oh, and I totally know what it looks like to be hot everytime I look in the mirror. Something like those 2 ladies. Freakn' smokn', sister. Sizzzzzzle!

booda baby said...

I don't know. It sounds like you timed your sick really well and turned it into a sweet vacation. And after vacations, it's just right to do a console-the-ones-who-didn't-vacate with an Ethel Merman/G'nR impression.

Wait. Maybe it's right, but since John couldn't bother to perform for YOU, there are paybacks...

laura b. said...

I'm glad you are feeling better. If I won the lottery, as much as I love my job I would totally quit it. I can never understand those multi-millionaires who keep on working in the truck rental office or whatever...

Tara said...

I'm happy that your students actually let you know when they need their password. We have college students here who never tell us they're having problems with getting into our system until it's their last day at school.

Your idea of resting sounds sooo nice. I've said it before somewhere and I'll say it again. I need to buy a game system. I'd love a Nintendo Wii.

Stepping Over the Junk said...

I love down time. I just look forward to it when the girls are with their dad. Yet, then, I always end up working on my business on all that free time. Or hanging with Steam. Heh. I need a few days of tv and tea and sleep and bad novels

Gyuss Baaltar said...

...if you ever needed some way to fill that alone time...I'm just sayin

Chance said...

Yeah, if I were suddenly enormously wealthy and quit working, I wouldn't be bored at all. There's just too much to do --- books to read, movies to watch, music to listen to, friends to see, bars to close out, languages to learn, trips to take.

People who say they'd be bored without work are lying or are completely unimaginative, like the Epsilons in 'Brave New world.'

Have I mentioned lately how awesome you are?

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

The only time I'm ever bored is when I'm visiting my folks in Florida and it's too cold to go swimming. Too many highballs and too much Fox News going on at their house.

I'd take you on as a cube mate anytime.

Churlita said...

Mr Atrocity,

If only I could. I would rock so hard. How do you think she'd sound singing, Shout at the Devil?


Thanks for stopping by. Where do you work? Maybe I breeze in, do Tracy Chapman and breeze back out?


I didn't mean hot like that. I meant as in warm and uncomfortable. I don't poke fun of the way people look. I'm old, I have no right.

Booda Baby,

I won't do it for John. I'll save it for more deserving co-workers.


I know. Right?


My daughter thins she needs a Wii too. I told her she's lucky she's got what she has.


If I had someone like Steam, I would definitely sacrifice some down time.


I think Mrs. Gyuss might have something to say about that.


I think that too...About not working, not that I'm awesome. But thanks, I'll take it.


The highballs shouldn't be too boring, should they?

Celebrate Woo-Woo said...

Most of my work time is now spent in my home office, so you could definitely stop by for some impersonations and maybe even enjoy some tea. But, the "real" office would have been much more fun with someone doing impersonations;>