Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Kind You Don't Take Home to Mother

Here are some pics from the bathroom at IC Uglies. My lesbian friends call it the girly bar.

Work today was REALLY challenging. They had a phone team call 1300 students to reschedule orientation due to the flood. They were only able to speak to 400 of them and the other 900 students called us today, in addition to all of our other calls. It was insane.

Luckily, my co-worker John was here today and he gave me more shit than ever. He made fun of me every time I messed up answering the phones. After you say the same thing over and over for eight hours straight, it's easy to start sounding either drunk or like Mush Mouth from The Cosby Kids.

It has to be the cleanest bar bathroom I've ever seen.

Apparently, I'm feeling random again tonight, so on to the next totally unrelated subject. My girls have been watching I Love the New Millenium on Vh1. I thought it was weird when they did I Love the 90's a while back, because they were talking about 5 years ago like it was ancient history. But we're still living in the new millenium, so what do they do when they get to the end? Start saying, I Love Five Minutes Ago? or I Love Right Now? Remember last weekend when Get Smart came out? Yeah, I feel super nostalgic about that shit.

Who doesn't like a good PMS poster in their bathroom?

Lastly, Stinky just cut her bangs, but she made the mistake of cutting them too short and they go straight across her forehead. Coadster told her she looked like Rick James in the "Super Freak" video. I'm sure nobody's surprised that both my daughters know that reference, but how many years of therapy do you think they'll both need for being exposed to that kind of cheese at such a young age?

24 comments:

fringes said...

JA loves the Super Freak scene from Little Miss Sunshine. Yes, I am slightly ashamed that I've let my six-yea-old watch that movie more than once, but he's gotta have something to talk about in therapy, right?

Gyuss Baaltar said...

8 hours of answering the phone all day with the same answers....and having to talk to college age kids to boot.

You are a saint.

emmaenlighted said...

There's a lot worse things they could need therapy for :) I need to watch that video to know what ya'll are talking about.

Remiman said...

Churlita,
You're right, nostalgia is getting to be about last night.
rel

evil-e said...

Random comment for a random post.

Apparently VH1 rejected the idea of doing "I Love the 1890s-in Sepia Tone". They are getting a little out of hand with all of that. The original "I Love the 80s" was not bad, but the horse is getting deader as they just keep beating along.

You probably need to rest those vocal chords after phone-madness...

That bathroom is pristine. I would almost feel guilty using it.

AlienCG said...

According to the "Therapy Rule Book" it will take three and half years of therapy for any Rick James reference. Add three months if it involves the "Superfreak" video. I am not making this up.*

I liked "I Love the 80's" and the 70's wasn't too bad. I think they started getting carried away when they did the 90's and now this one.

Mr Atrocity said...

Wow. I hate talking to anyone formally on the telephone. To talk to 900 people in a day is pretty unimaginable for me.

Poptart said...
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Poptart said...

Ugh, this week at work for me is very similar - I don't have 900 calls, but every 8 weeks is the start of a new class session, so I have to call people in low-enrolled classes and give them the same spiel - sometimes to their home and cell messages. I crack myself up sometimes by trying to say it differently but still get in the same information.

Is Stinky trying to go all rockabilly chick on you? She'd fit right in with the scene - there are lotsa girls with wayyyy too short bettie page bangs. Just tell her to wear vintage dresses every day to complete the look. And bright red lipstick.

Where is this girly bar?

Mrs. Hairy Woman said...

Good thing you weren't trying to sell them anything... Thats gotta be the record of the year...8 hrs of answering phones...

Tara said...

One time while I was temping for a company that had three initials to their name. After answering the phone too many times I forgot the initials and just blurted out a bunch of random ones. The person on the other end knew what I meant.

I've been watching "I Love the New Millennium" too. I am addicted to those shoes. They have an "I Love the 70s", too. If they come out with all of the sets for DVD I'm buying them.

Tara said...

Grr...I'm addicted those shows. Not shoes. Although that's not bad either.

NoRegrets said...

I think the PMS poster should be in the men's bathroom. When are you going to start documenting those!

you super freak you.

booda baby said...

I don't think you should worry about therapy. Clearly, there will be an idiotic game show where all that cheese will win them big fortunes.

Margaret said...

wow, every bathroom should look like that

DJSassafrass said...

I thought the same thing about I love the blah, blah, blah...fun to watch but um...we're nto doen with 2008 yet!

Minyo said...

If only my bathrooms were that clean. That bathroom is seriously sparkly. Does it hurt your eyes after a few drinks?

Is the men's room that clean, too?

laura b. said...

I love a random post :-) I am a horrible phone talker, so that would have been a hard day for me too.
Everyone has to do that to their bangs at some point, don't they? It is like a rite of passage or something. Luckily bangs grow fast!

egan said...

I'm suspicious when there's a clean bathroom at a bar. Maybe their putting stuff in the drinks or something. Bathrooms in bars are supposed to smell like barf and have no toilet paper.

Susan said...

The bathroom in the bar that I frequent doesn't even have a door that closes properly. I keep telling the bartenders I'm going to bust in there one day and fix it.

When our receptionist is out (like she has been 2 out of 3 days this week) I end up answering the phone. I always like to pretend I'm working at a super hot line...

"Thank you for calling...How can I help you?"

minijonb said...

Nice Coyote Ugly poster in the bathroom. Wish that stuff was in the mens room of my favorite bar.

-RM said...

Holy shit, this is an awesome post...so very random!

Lynnster said...

Ugh, I just caught up. I wondered about you and the flood waters. I think (hope) I'll stick with just the one natural disaster survivor title and let you beat me with two.

Seriously tho, glad you guys are OK. And Rick James - heh.

stepping over the junk said...

SUPER FREAK! I cant stop laughing at that last bit!