Love & Loathe — 08/26/10

Loathe:

* People who, when driving, don’t thoroughly check their blind spots for little cars like me. I blew my horns at a guy the other day for so long (first 30 seconds was for safety, last 30 seconds was because he was a jerk about it!) that I blew the fuse on my horns. Yes, horns. I have air horns in my little car… you thought I had an engine under the hood?

* Things are getting tense at work. My boss wants accountable people who are willing to step up and make a difference. He’s getting a lot of lackadaisical and unwilling responses from his reports. Not this report, nope, not me. I’ve learned you can’t lose the fear. If you lose the fear, you lose your job. I’m not sure where all this is going to end up, but I’m his sounding board, so I hear a whole lotta stuff.

* This hot weather is frying people’s brains. Seriously. Have you ever noticed that people seem to get dumber when the heat index goes up? Has there been a study done on that, I wonder?

* Junk mail. There just has to be a better way than all this paper trash companies send out.

Love:

* The smell of Scotch tape. It makes me think of wrapping Christmas presents for some reason. Also, 4 months until Christmas.

* Tony said “Hey” to Kobe Bryant today, walked past him at an outdoor mall in The OC. Guess Kobe’s not any taller than my Tony, but a whole lot buffer (according to Tony). Tony’s assessment of him makes me laugh. Kobe was heading into a theater with this gaggle of girls, two of the little girls in the picture are his daughters — we think he was taking them to see the new Toy Story movie. Cute, huh?

* I moved the two females who were hospitalized for the last three weeks back into the big tank. I love that they’re back in there, and I think they were ready, but these fish always make me feel helpless and ignorant, so I always question myself.

* Flight trackers online. What did we do before the Internet? Phone calls? How quaint.

* Radishes fresh from the earth.

* We’re “borrowing” a small plot of land from Tony’s parents this year for a tiny garden. We planted seeds for pumpkins, cantaloupe and radishes… and some other stuff that didn’t work out so well. It’s fun to go visit our little garden and see how things are growing!

One Last Thing:
I have no idea what the deal was, but there’s a laminated piece of paper in the women’s restroom at work that reads, “Avoid Contamination. Wash your hands.” It’s usually stuck on the back of the door, so when you exit the restroom, that’s what you see (along with the restroom cleaning log).

Over the last week, that sign was taped in the middle of the mirror between the sinks, over the hand towels, on the front of one of the stall doors, way up high on the back of the bathroom door, and now it’s back to its original resting spot.

I guess someone wasn’t washing her hands?

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19 responses to “Love & Loathe — 08/26/10

  1. If you want some good quick reads on accountability, read QBQ – the question behind the question and Flipping the Switch. Good stuff and it will make you shine at work.

    Those are the strangest radishes I’ve ever seen!

    • I’ll have to look those books up and see what they’re about. πŸ™‚

      Well, see? When you grow your own veggies, you can pick the variety of what you grow. I also have some white radish seeds that I’ll grow someday — same shape, just white. Pretty cool, huh?

    • noonie

      I was thinking that, they look like beets that haven’t been allowed to fatten

      You sure those are radishes??

      I need to go dig out potatoes but its raining.. again…

    • Oh, I’m quite certain they’re radishes! I have seeds for white ones shaped like that, too. They’re extra spicy, just the way I like ’em. πŸ™‚

      I haven’t grown potatoes… sounds like fun (minus the rain).

  2. tony

    KOBE!! it was cool to see him out and about. A lady is not washing her hands, YUK!!!! Love you sweetie pie, I want to do a bigger garden and use some soil to mix in. :mrgreen:

    • I’m so glad you got to see Kobe! πŸ™‚
      That sign is weird. It’s starting to make its rounds again this week. hehe
      A bigger garden? Your parents are going to start charging us rent!

  3. I’d rather have orange juice and Oreos than smell Scotch tape. Just sayin’.

    The “Wash Your Hands” sign in our bathroom at work hasn’t made the rounds of the bathroom, but it always makes me laugh. It tells me I should hum “Happy Birthday” to myself–twice!–while washing my hands!

    My questions: But what if it’s not my birthday? Wouldn’t it be wrong to hum that song to myself? I would feel strangely undeserving. And if it *is* my birthday, do I still have to hum it? Why can’t I sing it, loud and clear? That way everyone would know I was washing my hands, *on my birthday*!

    Ah, but I’ve gone on long enough. I just posted a picture of the sign on my blog, just for you. πŸ™‚

    Have a great weekend!

    • Really? I love the smell of a fresh roll of scotch tape. hehe

      Thanks for the pic on your blog — I totally laughed. πŸ˜†
      Hum Happy Birthday — man, they’re bossy at your work. hehehe

  4. tinyhands

    Are you not going to put the pumpkin or cantaloupe into a plexiglas box to make it grow into a cube?

  5. grrrace

    how cute πŸ˜€ a little veggie garden! πŸ™‚

    the kobe encounter made tony’s day, huh? πŸ™‚

    gross… people are disgusting. they have to be reminded to wash their hands. hehe. blech.

    • I love our little veggie garden. πŸ™‚

      The Kobe encounter made his day and my day. Even though I wasn’t there, I wanted to be. πŸ˜€

      People are disgusting… does that surprise you? (I know it doesn’t, it’s just the weirdness of having it validated…)

  6. Somebody put up similar ‘wash your hands’ signs in the mens room where I work. I have noticed that the guys here seem to meet the national average for males leaving rest rooms of about 50% that wash. (yes, I always do, and open the doors with paper towels – ewwww)

  7. love seeing the california scenery – in the pic of kobe – it is so different from our little town … i love our little town – but california always seems to have extra bit of glitz!

    have you been by debra’s blog in a bit? she said that tom got laid off after double digit years at the one company! they are a little shell shocked by it all … :o( … though we KNOW that debra is relying on the Lord, yet it is still scary …

    sending (HUGS) your way … you cute kids you!

    • Oh no!! I haven’t been by Debra’s blog. I save her blog to read late at night before I go to bed, but I’ve not been reading late at night lately! Oh dear… thanks for the heads up. I will go visit.

      You should post some pics of your downtown for me to see. πŸ™‚

  8. hmm, that’s not supposed to be a smily face, but a 😦 face!

  9. our downtown is one street and the beach! i don’t know if you could stand the excitement!!!!