Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Please Lord, I Really Don't Want An Orange Jumpsuit.



I am so ready for vacation.

Either I get the hell out of Dodge or various acts of mayhem will occur.

Let's just list the highlights, shall we ?

1. I did not go to school to become as obsessed as some of the co-workers that I have to tolerate with regards to the status/operational function or tidiness of the womens fucking bathroom on my floor. Contrary to popular belief, that is NOT listed in my job description, not even loosely falling under the umbrella of " duties as deemed necessary ".  I can and do send the property management an email with a service request as needed.
Simple.
Easy.
Not a big deal.

However , even after 30 + years here , these entitled , shrews with all the warmth and compassion of Elizabeth Bathory seem to feel a God given compulsion to continuously come up to me to report, advise , question and discuss the problem de jour in graphic terms...again and again and again and again and again.


ENOUGH !

JUST FUCKING ENOUGH !

The property management has been alerted. It will be attended to .

AND...................NO, I DO NOT KNOW WHEN !

And you wonder about my attitude ?


2. The conference room situation. Now this is a part of my actual job, riding herd on meeting space and scheduling same  . In  the past this has been a no brainer. But as we become busier ,  since there are only 4 rooms  available on this floor at any given time , the possibility that you will in fact be able to use a room for your bullshit birthday breakfast/cake/geedunk decreases proportionately. Do not bristle if I politely ask which attorney, number of people involved and so on. Two of the rooms are smaller than the others. I try to accomodate your actual needs with space available. Booking a room at the lunch hour for you and your BFF's to eat your lunch because after all , you are not only special but also deserving of this boon...HELL NO. These rooms are dedicated to actual CLIENT MEETINGS .The kind the attorneys can BILL for . You know..that pesky little procedure that generates OUR PAYCHECKS ?  Not to mention that it is widely known that cleaning up and or removing your beverage cup/glasses and removing your food debris....is after all beneath you....AIN'T MY PROBLEM BITCH. I doubt a client would appreciate the aroma of BBQ or what ever noxious aromas linger long after you have begrudgingly tromped back to your desk at the cube farm as you pine for Prince Charming to take you away from all of this splendour.


In other news............

Why do people think it is permissible to interrupt others when the former sees the latter quietly reading on their own property ? It never fails. You get to the best part of the chapter and here they come. ....and I was raised right. I close the book and give my attention to my guests . I would'nt  mind half as much if they would occasionally ask if then was a good time to walk over..but then knowing me  , I would agree out of politeness regardless of what I was doing....


See what I mean ?

I need a drink, a nap, a cupcake and out of here...not necessarily in that precise order.

At least SU has the common sense to know when to give me space when I am stressed ...


Ciao,
Aunty Pol

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Betty Comic Strip on GoComics.com

Betty Comic Strip on GoComics.com



Amen !

Click on the comic to biggify.



Ciao,

Aunty Pol

Life Tastes Good: Philly Cheesesteak Casserole

Life Tastes Good: Philly Cheesesteak Casserole: posted by Marion@Life Tastes Good on 2013-11-01 Philly Cheesesteak Casserole! Need I say more?! All the goodness of a yummy Philly Chee...





I found this while noodling around Pinterest and thought what the hell. It's that time of year where it is officially hotter than Satan's underoos and I am bored with being bored with food. One of the things that I love about autumn is that I am more apt to get my brain engaged in the kitchen . Pinterest is a grat way too archive recipes that I want to try and save before I have one  of my usual " WTH did I see that fill in the blank recipe again ? "



AKA : Arrrrrrrggghhhhhhhhhhhhhh !



No , I have not dropped off the planet..I 'm hostage to my kindle and Anne Rice . Since she has a NEW LeStat coming out in October I am re-reading all of the vampire books.





Ciao,

Aunty Pol

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sharknado 2 : The Second One




Yep.
I am one of those folks who watched the first movie more than once and just flat out loved it . I love bad science fiction B films..not the gore fest popular today and not horror films.

Freddy, Jason and Chuckie can go take a hike.

Losers.

What I love are films that have humor.

Also known as anything with my boy Bruce.

Brain candy.

Like badly edited martial arts movies.

" Dialogue, dialogue, scowl, angry face, more verbiage....".

Translation : " No ! " .

I fell in love with the first Sharknado because no on involved took it or themselves seriously. They weren't so self aware about it that it insulted the audience, it  was  more .." Hey ..this shits gonna be a hoot ..lets rock this ."

Much like " Bubba Hotep".

Sharknado 2, The Second One ..or just S2 was the same with the added bonus of many cameos. In the first 5 minutes you had Robert Hayes ( Airplane )  as the pilot...Kelly Osbourne as a flight attendant and The Wheatons ( Yes................both Wil and Anne - bonus ! ) get eaten by sharks. Sharks that were flying through the air in turbulence, hitting the plane..actually more like taking bites out of it..and so on.

The cameos were wonderful :

Robert Hayes
Kelly Osbourne
Wil and Anne Wheaton
Billy Rae Cyrus
Downtown Julie Brown
Kelly Ripka
Her co  - host whose name escapes me
Al Roker
Matt Lauer
The black business man from " Shark Tank "
Judd Hirsch
Robert Klein
Andy Dick


It was wonderful !

Bonus..Chainsaws !

SyFy will be running both again this weekend...look out for the bits where Nova in the first one actually explosion jumps in her escape before the actual truck ignites.

CLASSIC !

Happy Friday Eve

Ciao,
Aunty Pol

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Penuche

Penuche Fudge
 Ingredients
 4 cups brown sugar
 1 cup heavy cream
 2 Tbsp sweet butter 
1 tsp Madagascar vanilla
 1-2/3 cups chopped pecans
 Directions
 Combine brown sugar, cream and butter in medium saucepan. 
Stir until dissolved. Heat to between 234 and 240 degrees F.
 Remove from heat and stir until mixture loses its gloss (or process in food processor 30 seconds) 
Quickly stir in vanilla and nuts and spread into a 9x9 inch dish.
 Chill before cutting into squares. .



I wouls also add some maple flavoring but thats just me ..and Blogger is wonky.

Hopefully the next post will be whatg passes for normal here..lol.


Ciao,
Aunty Pol

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I Am Soooooo Excited.




I am so unbelieveably stoked , excited and twitching.


Back in 1983 or 1984 , I went to the Texas Ren Fes for the first time . I had been to others and for a very long time was an active member of the SCA. I encountered Real and Muffy just on the inside of the perimeter on the left and fell in love.

I had seen a couple of the pocket dragons at Ashley Avery and picked them up but had no idea that I would soon be meeting the creator .

Yep.


I'm a groupie.

A Real Musgrave dragon loving figurine collecting groupie.

I have never been a collector of anything really save unset cut gemstones ( that's another story ) so I actually bounced up and down on the chair in the den when SU found this notification. I suspect that since he has purchased tickets on line for this before that he is on their mailing list....score !!


Real and his wife live here  in Texas and he had to quit his craft a few years ago because of arthritus , I of course was broken hearted . And to top that off, the dragons have become harder and harder to find. The smaller pieces are sometimes available on Amazon or with a few smaller gift shops but for the most part what is out there I already have.

We have a few of the larger pieces that were the combo anniversary/Christmas gifts and they stayed in the house during the renovation last year.

One of my most prized Christmas / Anniversary  gifts from my husband  , is a large signed poster from either 1985 or 1989 that I held onto for ages just stashed away . . He had professionally matted and framed. It hangs in the long hall at the end just outside of the master bedroom. I have never really wanted to hang anything other than some of Reals artwork on the wall and so the walls save the one mentioned above are bare.


Not for long.

I have a friend who also has a few pieces and have offered to get her a signed poster that I will send off...we are small but mighty in our dedication to all things pocket dragony.

To see my obsession google Real Musgrave or Pocket Dragons.


Have a great week.


Ciao,
Aunty Pol


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

For The Love Of God....Why ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????



I should not be but I am .

I am continuously surprised at the bullsh*t I see some people pull at work, regardless of their placement in the overall food chain, especially with the implied expectation that no one notices their shenanigans and malarkey.

You rarely see egos like those of attorneys.

It ain't pretty.



A whole section is being reshuffled because one slack jawed knuckle dragging primate in training has decided that he " NO LONGER WANTS TO PASS BY OR LOOK AT THE FACE OF HIS FORMER LEGAL ASSISTANT."

GROW THE F UP.

I no longer want to shave my legs but because I am a civilized person I do so as a courtesy to the lovely folks who do my pedi's every other week. No...for the record, I do not shave above my knee where the foldy bit of the leg actually is ..if we are in that region....there had better damn well be dinner and many drinks involved bucko...just sayin.

But still...manners are manners.


This hatted one has everyone in an uproar. Most of us are amazed that this is being allowed to happen but he does bring in the Benjamin's so squeaky wheel wins again.

Does he really think he's won ?

Yes, the legal assistant could have been a bit better at managing her time attending to his work, I tried to warn her that the junior member of her assignment slipped a lot into toddler behavior quite easily and she needed to placate him a bit...but no....

In the end it did no good because the hatted one got his way and she frankly is lucky to have a job here..trust me..I've seen separations for less cause.

Life lesson...learn to observe behavior more and pay attention .

In order to be able to validly say " Not my first rodeo." , you have to survive it in tact.

Gonna be a long ass week.


Ciao,
Aunty Pol

I'm Still Alive..Mostly That Is .




It's been hotter than the 9'th level of Hell lately so unfortunately I have had no energy to post.

Come to think of it, most of this  year has been like that due to one reason or another. Hells Bells, I surprised myself that I actually skipped posting a ditty about Bastille Day, tho to be fair I crashed as soon as we got home..nausea not my friend.

Anyhoo ,  not a hell of a lot is going on right now at the Casa which is fine I guess.  Every night when I get home and change I water all of the potted plants on the deck then pray for rain...and pray some more. I can't complain ( like that ever stopped me , bitch please , have you met me ? ) since we have had a lot of blessed rain and while it has helped the drought , we are by no means out of the woods.


At least we are not as bad as Cali...HEH.." We can't run out state as  it is so lets subdivide..so much more efficient." . Yeppers..laughing directly and out loud at that one. Instead of one idiot fi'g up the whole magilla..lets grab 5 more and make a six pack of idiots to run this thing.

Let me know how that goes for ya ..m'kay ?

I always need more material to abuse and poke my big stick at.

And hisself has been working a lot so in his free time he has been running with his buddies and or playing goof so I can't complain..I do anyway but not as much or as often..DUDE....I do try ok ?


Gracie Marie ( YES DEAR ..I AM GOING TO CALL HER A GIRL...LIVE WITH IT..SHE AND I ARE FINE WITH IT ) has decided it's too hot for her so most days she is on the water bed, belly side up ,l fur floofing under the ceiling fan...smart girl. We still have our Mommy and me time on the deck but it's usually about 7:30 pm when it is not quite OMG out there.

I've got a couple of things rattling around in the little gray cells so stay tuned.


Have a great week.


Ciao,
Aunty Pol


Monday, July 07, 2014

If It's Monday It's John Barrowman Time !




Happy Post I hope y'all survived the 4'th .

I was surprised this year that we had as many fireworks in the subdivision as we did . A few years ago when we were under a drought/no fire/no burn ban , I didn't think a lot about it . I assumed that folks had the common sense not to and with the exception of the Pyro that lives directly behind me on a cul de sac , every one paid attention. After that there has been an increasing amount of the boom booms until this year.

This year sounded like the DMZ the whole weekend.

Gracie Marie was not a happy kitty.

Nor was her Mama .

I know it's fun and all dudes and we have had a lot of rain but some of us want to actually get some sleep at some point before the coming dawn....without passing out in order to do so .


Sheesh !


SU was off campus for almost the entire weekend so I was able to get a lot done and Gracie only moderately fussed about her incarceration so that was all good but as usual my to do list is way longer than the actual amount of available time so as always I over do...and pay the price.

Oye my back !

At least this weekend I got a day nap on Saturday and we did cook off a decent size brisket so meals are in the clear..

It's clouding up again and they say that we are going to have showers every afternoon which is fine by me..less to water but I seem to be the exception to  the issue. A lot of folks that I work with are really getting po'd about the rain .

They are also the types to get po'd about what ever is the opposite of common sense.

This is the time of year that we really watch with hurricanes. We actively watch the water temp in the Gulf .

We really need the rain about now.

Because of the drought the last couple of years the price of beef , chicken and to a smaller part lamb has gone through the roof.

Produce...forget finding a decent price even at the local markets.

I like sitting on the deck with the kindle listening to the rain on the metal cover.

All I have to do is figure out the new Kindle HD I had to buy Thursday.

HAD TO.

Anyone who knows me knows I cannot function without a book of some kind.

And the battery on the old one went kaput.

I did however buy a users guide this time because this new HD is way more complicated that my old one which was only 3 years old ?

First generation Fire.

Anyhoo, the  forums under managing your device (s) is not very helpful. I think they lack a moderator because there is the usual battery  of Trolls there...and I don't have time, the need or interest in engaging that ilk.

I basically want a reader but the screen for the paperwhite is just too small.

I may or may not use the other function, I didn't on the first one so we'll see .


New adventures with electronics........................HUZZAH !


Have a great week.



Ciao,
Aunty Pol