Love & Loathe — 06/03/10

Loathe:

* I am tired. This cold/sinus infection is draining all my energy. Plus! Crackly ears!

* Women who brush their hair and put makeup on while driving in rush hour traffic. If you do that? Please stop it. It’s dangerous.

Love:

* I saw Tick Guy on the freeway yesterday. Driving along and ticking away. I don’t know why, but I was SOO happy to see him. Almost like he was a long lost friend. Or maybe it was more like, “Hey, despite what we’ve been through since I saw you last, we’re both still here, ticking away.”

* Carrot cake cookies and maple cream cookies. Found them in Ross, of all places, and they are so delicious. Or, rather, they were delicious.

* Solitude, books, donkeys and squirrels. But I love elephants more.

* Francine Rivers. Still lovin’ on her Biblical novels. I’ve almost read all of them now. I may have to read them again in a few months. How have I missed knowing her as an author for so long?

* One more day, one more day, one more day to this week.

One Last Thing:
They say they’re going to make me permanent. Three different people have told me that now, in hushed tones, some even behind closed doors. “Close the door, I want to tell you something…” And then they tell me what the other guy told me. OK, I get it. You want me to be permanent. This is good. I really like being wanted.

The thing is, with every conversation, I feel “SHOW ME THE MONEY!” bubbling up from within, and every conversation, I beat it down. Can you imagine if I were to let that loose?

Then last night, I walked out in the parking lot to my car, with the intention of getting in my car and battling through a half hour of traffic to get home. So I could rest my head. My sick, sick head.

So I’m in the parking lot, strolling to my car and I glance down into the island of jasmine planted around a tree in the middle of the parking lot and spotted this.

I continued walking, and got to my car, only to see these in the island of jasmine planted around a tree behind my car.

The first thing I wondered was, if I kept walking, would I find a bartender behind the next tree? The second thing that came to mind was whether the company drives their people to drink… hmmm.

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18 responses to “Love & Loathe — 06/03/10

  1. Get some rest this weekend. I’d tell you to take 2 of the cookies and call me in the morning, but you ate them already!

    I would be like you. When I see the paperwork with signatures and a job offer, THEN I’d believe it.

  2. stacey

    i hate when people throw their liquor bottles in the shrubs. when we lived in long beach they would put them in our shrubs. it was very annoying. then one day the drunk guy himself passed out in our shrubs. apparently the shrubbery just attracts that sort of thing 🙂

    arrghh, these yucky head colds. i finally got over my second one. two in may. hope you feel better soon.

    • Need a sign, “Beware of shrubbery!” heh Funny how something so beautiful (jasmine laden landscaping) can attract such rubbish.

      Head colds suck.

  3. LOL, LOL….One would wonder about that seeing these bottles…..!
    I do not understand anyone putting on make0up or combing hair or TEXTING while driving. It is ALL so damn dangerous…..!
    Those chocolate Maple Cookies……YUUUUUUMMMMMMMMMMMMM…..

    Where did you find them? They sound so wonderfully rich and like such a fabulous ‘guilty pleasure’. I’ll take three boxes, please….(lol).

    • My personal rule is, if I’m behind the wheel, driving is the only thing I’m doing. I even have my radio memorized by touch so I don’t have to look away from the road to change the channel.

      If I find more of those maple cookies, I’ll pick you up a box. 🙂 They’re good.

  4. py

    May you get well soon.

    And may you get an official notice to inform you that you’re made permanent, with great pay. 🙂

  5. Perhaps it’s the employees sitting in their cars during lunch hour . . .

  6. Cat

    I think I have your cold/sinus infection and I do not want it. Please take it back. 😉

    Does your office parking lot host a lot of midnight raves, perhaps?

    • You can’t have mine, because I still have it!

      There’s actually a restaurant on the far side of the parking lot that has a bar in it, maybe someone left there with their bottles?

  7. grrrace

    i HATE it when people put their makeup on in traffic. i’ve seen a guy shave in the car, too. i mean, REALLY? how much time are you REALLY saving?! ugh.

    those treats look delish! 😀

  8. Whenever Steve sees a woman putting on her make-up in her car he says, “Hey check out that lady. She’s farding in her car!”
    It’s kind of a stupid joke.

  9. tony

    Sweetie are you drinking again, hehehehehe, love you cutie. :mrgreen: