Love & Loathe — 08/25/09


* That there’s only 4 months until Christmas.

* Going to the mountains, like we did this past weekend, and doing all the things we do in the mountains… visit to KMart, the Candy Shop, squirrel watching, book reading, sleeping in, hiking, visiting the shooting range (I got the best shooting score!!). Idyllic stuff. Good stuff.

* I bought these a few months ago and thought it’d be fun to use them during the summer months for our iced tea. I love how they look like we should be using them for something else.

* How fun my cubicle at work looks. I may have a “small cubicle complex”, but I get a lot of compliments on it. So I guess it is true — it’s not how big it is, it’s how you use it?


* The not so good moment in the mountains when we discovered that the one store where we’d been able to buy our favorite pie has stopped carrying it. Gah! I just know I’m gonna be a hoarder because of discontinued products!

* Frisky bullet shells, such as the ones I experienced this past weekend. The most exciting one started in my cleavage and went all the way down south. I got burned in three places. First time that’s ever happened.

* Weird sleep patterns.

* Squeaky doors.

* Drama over stupid stuff.

* Clutter.

One Last Thing:

I didn’t get a very good picture of this, in fact, the picture pretty much sucks, but since I took it, I’m posting it. Mostly it’s just a reminder to me to put the question out there. So, here’s what it is… I’ve seen quite a few vehicles driving around with stickers on their back window saying things like, “In loving memory of John P. Andrews… 1978 – 2005.”

Do you think they just want to remember their loved one or do you think that’s like a portable headstone and they’re driving around with an urn in their car, belted into the passenger seat?



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9 responses to “Love & Loathe — 08/25/09

  1. Caryl

    Well, looks like a good witness to being as positive as possible over that cubicle. Discontinued items? A way of life as a foreigner.
    Squeaky doors? I’ve got 8 floors of them below me in the dorm (4 students to each dorm room) and the sound come up through the vents somehow.
    The stickers on the back windows? Is that for troops who have died in Iraq and Afgan maybe??
    Love you,

    Yep, trying to be positive and show that I’m loyal. At least to the paycheck, if not the company.
    Squeaky doors are stupid when they’re so easily fixed.
    The stickers on the back window are usually for one person. The one in the picture was for a child who only lived a couple years. I dunno, I just wondered if they’ve got the remains in there with them. And why the sticker? It’s just a weird new trend, maybe?

  2. Caryl

    cubicle COMPLEX. somehow that makes it sound bigger.
    So the bullet shell went south. Reminds me of a guy in Australia (we were on a tour bus) when I asked him about sky diving. He said when his chute opened, his balls went North!
    Was funnier even because the wind was blowing, and I didn’t hear him exactly and asked him a second time what he said.
    Wish I could hold that bird right now. She’s such a happy bird!
    Love you,

    My “little” complex IS big. 😯
    Funny story, thanks. Made me laugh.
    I love Yoda. She has been sooooo loving this week.

    ~Jammie J.

  3. grrrace

    LOL. I never would’ve thought of someone carrying around their loved ones’ ashes with them (dude, i totally just typed in ‘asses’) hehe.

    Well, maybe you should wear shirts that aren’t so low cut next time! ;P hehehe.

    Your cubicle is lovely πŸ˜€ Mine was… EMPTY. hehe.

    Maaan, those mugs are for BEER. hehe.


    Cars are for carrying loved ones’ asses and ashes. Who knew?

    Are you telling me I should be more modest? I thought you loved my immodesty. πŸ˜›

    I’m still laughing at your anti-social ways. πŸ˜†

    Those mugs are for iced tea!! hehe

    ~Jammie J.

  4. tony

    I love your cubicle, it looks great. I love you sweetie pie. XXOXOX
    I love our mugs too…heheheheheee

    Thanks, sweetie.
    Our mugs are fun! πŸ˜€

    ~Jammie J.

  5. You look so organized! I love your U-shaped workspace. I have a good cubicle, but I’m so messy that it never gets a single compliment.

    The memorial stickers are popular here in the NC mountains as well. Those, and the little ribbon magnets that will have the name, birthday, and death date of the deceased–usually a young person.

    Cleavage can definitely have its disadvantages, frisky bullet shells being one of them. Just think, if you’d had even *more* cleavage, it might have gotten stuck, and that would *really* have hurt. Guess that gives new meaning to “being thankful for the little things.” πŸ˜›

    I’ve always been a neatnik, can’t help it. I get frustrated when things aren’t in their place. Plus, if you can believe it, it’s part of my job description — to keep my work area organized.

    Haven’t seen the ribbon memorials yet, but have seen the pink or yellow magnets in support of troops or whatever.

    Errr, yeah, would’ve sucked if that shell had gotten stuck. 😯

    ~Jammie J.

  6. That shell probably burned even more where it eventually ended up.
    The cube is done very nicely – I like all the fancy file folders! (did you have to buy those yourself?). I just intereviewed at a place where the programmers were at rows of desks – little wooden desks, just the keyboard, monitor and a stack of papers. The company handbook did not allow you to put up pictures or any personal items (I told them no thanks when they wanted me to come back for a second interview)

    I kept trying to ignore the dratted thing, being that there were nothing but men around me. But it hurt! So I had to discreetly try to remove the thing, which was a bit of a challenge.

    I bought the folders, etc. myself and I will take them with me if I decide to move on. For now, though, they really brighten my day.

    Wow… re: your interview. Our IT Crew kind of was in a similar situation at our old offices, a row of desks in a room (had a big window though). Now they have better cubicles, and a better view, than some of our VP’s. Could possibly be due to the fact that the IT Director was in charge of most of the set up….

    ~Jammie J.

  7. I know I’m a geek, but I couldn’t help checking your your hardware – computer hardware that is. HP? Looks a lot like a DC7800 series small form factor. Avaya phone?

    Cube looks great except for one problem. WAY too neat. And BTW, my technicians in headquarters have smaller cubes than that. Just a little perspective.

    If I was that shell, I wouldn’t have burned you. Perhaps lingered a while, but that’s all.

    I don’t see the point in having a memorial for a loved one on your car. I have a couple of the funeral cards for loved ones on the wall of my cube, but I don’t make a big deal out of it.

    Yup, it’s an HP. Not sure of the series. The phones are Intertel, not sure of the subline.

    Most of our cubicles are bigger than that. Mine is 4’x6′, nearly all the others are 8’x6′. I’ve really crammed it full, though, and left the rest of the stuff in the meeting room next to my cube for them to figure out what to do with it. *shrug* If it don’t fit, well, then it don’t fit. Not my problem.

    πŸ˜† re: you being a bullet casing. You’re funny.
    I keep funeral or memorial things in my genealogy stuff, not on my car.

    ~Jammie J.

  8. Funeral stuff on the car always makes me sad. Like those roadside memorials…. I shiver a little when I drive past them.

    I love your cubicle. I don’t have a cubicle. I have a foldable table. but then, I do just have to get up from my desk chair , back up 10 steps, fall backwards and my head hits the pillow….. I guess I shouldn’t complain about not having a cube huh.

    So, if funeral stuff makes a person sad (it does me too), then why would a person want that on their car? *shrug* No judging, just curious…

    If I had a bed 10′ from my desk, I would be sleeping a lot more than I am.

    ~Jammie J.

  9. daydreambetty

    I love your cubicle!! I try to make my own little workspace a home away from home too, but it needs work. Care to come over and decorate mine? πŸ˜€