Friday, October 29, 2010

This weekend's dedication for a 'special' friend

The sword of Damocles is hanging over my head
And I've got the feeling someone's gonna be cutting the thread
Oh, woe is me, my life is a misery
Oh, can't you see that I'm at the start of a pretty big downer?


It's Halloween weekend, kids!  Have a ball!!!

We will ...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Snapshots from life: Cleaning up at election time.

Last night as Brian was arriving home from work and I was just starting to get dinner ready, there was a knock on the front door.  I answered it and was met by the somewhat familiar appearance of our local Democratic Party volunteer.  Not surprisingly, as it's election season and Amy - the volunteer - shows up once a year or so to make sure Brian is still planning to vote the D ticket.

She won't talk to me, because I'm not a registered Democrat - I registered as an Independent years ago, simply to cut down on the number of election calls and door-knocking as this.

Through the screen, the lady asked - "Is Brian here?"

Typical, I thought - wants nothing to do with me.  I said he had just got home and asked her to wait a second while I went to see if i could find him.

He was upstairs getting changed.

Me:  "The Democrat Lady is here to see you."

Him:  "Aw - man.  Just tell her I'm voting Democrat - that's all she wants to know."

Me: (incredulous stare)  "You want ME to just go tell her that.  You can't put a shirt on and walk down the stairs to say that?"

Him:  "Please.  Just tell her that."

So, I stomped back downstairs and went to the door.

Me: "Hi - he's ...indisposed...unavailable.  But he asked me to let you know that he plans to vote Democrat in the coming election."

Lady:  "What the hell do I care how he's going to vote.  I'm here to talk about the house cleaning job."

Me: .........................................................................................

Lady:  "I'm Hedy."

Me:  (yelling)  "BRIAN!  PLEASE GET DOWN HERE RIGHT NOW."

Him:  (coming down the stairs)  "Hey, Hedy - you DO look like the Democrat lady."

Me:  "Thank God - oh, thank God."

We spent the next 20 minutes with Brian explaining the scope of what cleaning we wanted and me groveling and apologizing.

Turns out she knows our neighbors across the street, as well.  So she stopped by to chat with them outside afterwards.

I'm sure by tomorrow, it'll be the neighborhood story of the day.  But hey - it was funny.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Daliy advice

I ran across this particularly relevant and timely bit of advice today:


"Should you find yourself the victim of other people's bitterness, ignorance, smallness or insecurities; remember, things could be worse.   You could be one of them."

(Not actual psycho bitch from hell. Close, but not her. ===>)

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Some people are just awful

If you've ever wondered how truly awful some people can be - Brian's former employer (who has a history of extremely vindictive behavior) actually posted negative, bogus reviews of the new flower shop he and Liz just opened on Friday.


First clue - they haven't done any wedding consultations. But they DID receive a suspect call from a 'bride' who had booked a wedding with the previous owners and was supposed to call the next day for a consultation - but never showed.

Second clue -she was stupid enough to use her daughter's name as a User ID.

Final clue - she copied a bride's negative review someone left for her! Unbelievable.

I don't use the "C" word often - but man, I want to.