Friday, May 30, 2003

The Friday Five

1. What do you most want to be remembered for?
Being a caring and loving person, or at the very least, a good cook. On my tombstone: "Best nuns' farts"

2. What quotation best fits your outlook on life lately?
Got lemons? Make lemonade (gin would help too).

3. What single achievement are you most proud of in the past year?
Crawling out of a very dark noisy place while maintaining my self respect and dignity.

4. What about the past ten years?
I've made an awful lot of lemonade and I'm getting very tired of it. However, I am most proud to have found the person I was meant to be with forever, and to have made a great life together.

5. If you were asked to give a child a single piece of advice to guide them through life, what would you say?
Treat people with kindness. If kindness isn't warranted, then at the very least, give them respect. But no child would understand that, so I'd probably say "don't eat yellow snow".

The Birthday Poem
I thought of her last night
like every year,
That bitch who ditched my party
to sneak away to K-Mart.
Forsaking birthday cake
for the smell of polyester and plastic packaging.
We searched the woods, the Drive In.
We called her mother.
Years later, the cutest boy ditched her
to love me for many years.
That's what you get, I thought,
for breaking my heart
before growing one of your own.

Wednesday, May 28, 2003

Do they have Tang in Iraq?
CBC Radio One reported this morning that Iraqi citizens found and dumped barrels of radioactive substances used to make nuclear fuel, then used the barrels to store food and water. The US's reacted by hoping the environmental impact was not too great. What about the people? What about the impact on them?

It's a hard knock life for us.... crustaceans?
The Crab industry remained in turmoil on Tuesday as processing plants in Newfoundland and Labrador started closing and laying off employees. Processors claim they can't afford to pack Crab under current conditions, and that Crab prices have risen recently.

Is there a light at the end of the tunnel?
The struggle for a floor lamp continues. Two more people came to talk to me about it yesterday, and I'm starting to feel like a dork who has to keep repeating the same simple request over and over again. "I only use one eye, and this overhead fluorescent lighting is too harsh for me." I don't want to appear "difficult" after only 2 days, so maybe I'll just bring one from home. Sigh. The kicker is that I'm only asking for a $59.00 lamp from Ikea. I will even get it and deliver it myself. What's the deal?

Bye bye black sheep
Mr. Crabby's cousin died of a drug overdose last week. We just received this information last night. I think it took a few days for someone to find him. Nobody wants to go to the funeral, even to support his mother. He was just that awful to people.

Tuesday, May 27, 2003

Back in the Rat Race

I forgot how yucky it is to be part of the wall of people shuffling out of the subway each morning, or into it each evening. And, I miss my kitties. Otherwise, I'm navigating my way through day two of my new job. Did I say navigating? I meant blogging. Here's the goods so far:

What I Have:
A comfy chair.
A magnificent computer.
Business Cards!
500 resumes to sort through. Biff, are you out there?

What I Have Ordered:
A footrest.
A floor lamp (which has be be approved by the VP Finance??)

What I Don't Have:
A big enough desk.