Friday, August 8, 2008

Choosing sarcasm over superstition

Bad luck in threes seems to be my bare minimum. 

Fours and fives are seemingly more of the norm. 
(see here and here for prime examples)

This is apparently even the rule with the most minor of inconveniences... as you probably figured out by now was the case for today.

I arrived at work to find out there had been some sort of massive scheduling snafu come fall regarding myself and my coworker, which needed to be resolved pre-coffee, and resulted in me spending far too long with a bottle of white out and the scheduling book.
It is, of course, only once the white out has been filed away that I get an email from my co-worker stating that he is going to have to switch around his shift in the new semester. Not only does this require another round of white-outing (let's declare it Fumes Friday!), but it turns out his supervisor wants him to come in on my day (we're all graduate students and only work part-time)... which means that my careful scheduling for the new semester has been thrown to the dogs.

As today was only my half day at work, I did my little public transit routine up to campus, where I was set to do an assessment of a fellow. Who decided not to show up and not to pick up his phone.

It was only after having already wasted a good chunk of my afternoon that I realized I had left my memory stick back at my workplace-- for the second time this week!- and it was back on the bus and the train for me. Of course, this little detour put me on a train that was delayed due to a medical emergency.

It was only when I finally made it home, and found myself unnaturally irritated that the smoothie place's debit was down and I would have to make my own snack that I realized what a day filled with little stupidities it was.

Anyways, in an attempt to brighten things up a little (we're pretending that I'm not about to use a bottle of wine for the very same purpose), I decided to steal a fun little meme from Jenn's place.

The idea? Find five cards from someecards.com (aka. funniest website on the planet) that describe you...


This one is incredibly topical, considering today my mother used a word processor for the first time ever. She called me at work to ask me how to spell a word because she knew the red squiggle underneath it meant it was wrong, but didn't know how to check. She also asks me if I've "internetted" my friends lately. I'm actually a little sad she's learning to use the computer... it just seems so un-her.

I get oddly sad when I discover that the Duke hasn't been Facebook stalking me near enough or hasn't read my latest blog post... since, you know, we don't live together or anything.

Wait. We do.

Eight years and counting, baby!
(Though real work does sound really dreamy. Particularly the idea of scheduled hours rather school leaking into everything.)

Woo! Validation!
Sometimes a girl needs to enjoy mashed potatoes guilt free. 
And there's something about saying "fuck eating healthy tonight" that feels more liberating than simply eating crap without acknowledging that you shouldn't be.

32 comments:

di.di said...

These are hilarious... love it..definitely doing this... hihihi

Half-Past Kissin' Time said...

My mom always says, "Will you put this 'on the email' for me?" Tee hee. Good old moms....

TMC said...

Can't resist meme-ing.

Picking only 5 was the hardest part!

Fumes Fridays... now there's a clever way to get the work hours to fly by. Huzzah! Giant sharpies & white-out for everyone!

distractedspunk said...

I like the e-cards you chose. In some ways, I can relate to the pursuit of higher education one.

Also. Boo to white out fumes.

Z said...

I hate days like those, but those cards are great!!!

Jenn said...

I'm sorry you had such a frustrating day. Someecards is a great way to cheer yourself up :)

Thanks for the link love!

the almost right word said...

You poor thing. Sounds like a tough day. They happen.

But what's a "memory stick?" Is that Canadian for "flash drive?" ;)

lissa said...

love the cards you chose. love "internetted"

ToughGirl101 said...

lol those cards are freakin awesome!!!! That's one way to put yourself in a better mood.

nicoleantoinette said...

I need to spend more time on that website. Hope your luck has turned around!!

Nilsa S. said...

What a Friday you had! Hope the weekend has made up for it. And that last postcard? That'd be my day yesterday between the cake tasting in the morning, wedding shower (and all the fancy foods) in the afternoon and take-out pizza that night. Oh my.

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Surfergrrl said...

those are so funny...and scarily true!

X. Dell said...

Just what we need. Greeting cards for the computer age.

I can see you changing your schedule at least twice more before the fall.

IMFB said...

I love this meme! Hilarious!

Daisy said...

cute post! I can see I'm going to have to check out someecards.com.

Oh and as a 26 year old post grad student as well - I can totally relate to the education one. :)

Princess of the Universe said...

Princess! you were one of the winners of my blog contest! I need you to send me some sort of mailing info!
xoxo

Bayjb said...

Wow. That stinks about your work schedule. I hate that when it happens. People need to work around you! Love the word processor image, that totally reminds me of my parents.

nrichie2345 said...

hahaha! I love the last one. I've got to check that site out, it seems to have some good stuff.

captain corky said...

I didn't even know they still made white out... Didn't Mike Nesmith's mother invent that stuff?

Those cards are great!

lspoon said...

I just love those kinds of cards. They're really too hysterical! :)

Crashdummie said...

amen to that sistah! :D
i LOVED the cards. heheh

Beth said...

I love the last one. You need that kind of attitude to truly enjoy eating junk!

NamesAreHardToPick said...

Most of them were awesome, except the googling one. People googling others scares the living Hell out of me.

Yoda said...

The era of memory sticks is SO OVER!

If you find yourself misplacing/forgetting your memory sticks often, web hosting may be the answer for you.

For around 2-3 bucks a month, you can rent out more than a GB of space (sites like 1and1 etc.) and you'll have FTP/SSH access to them. Bam! Your files go where you go minus the sticks!

Dan Mega said...

Ha that mom card is right up my alley. My mom has trouble working a cell phone. Hope your weekend trumped your week. I noticed that after a bad stretch of luck in my life, it usually gets followed up with a good stretch.

Matt said...

You mean to tell me you dont like the smell of white out?

Crushed said...

I agree with the mentioning on the blog.

I guess any girl will know she's really wormed her way into my affections when she gets her own blog pseudonym.

longredcape said...

Gah. When it rains, it pours!

Katelin said...

oh man that would annoy me so much, all the scheduling and rescheduling. i hate using white out.

and i love someecards, they are seriously awesome. love.

Psychgrad said...

My trick - attach my USB to my key chain. The Staples brand works. I also got one from Grand and Toy that's kind of neat (yes, I get excited about USBs - that much of a dork). I also don't even consider buying the USBs with the caps that come off separately.

SMARTBuddy said...

Love the cards - im clicking my way over there as i type this...click click