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Burning the Candle Right Down the Middle [Aug. 4th, 2010|11:42 am]
terribleturnip
It's been a hellish couple of weeks and doesn't promise to get any better soon. Decided to sleep in a bit, since I'm craving sleep...so damn much that I find myself unable to make a catchy drug addict reference because I'm so freaking tired that "like a crack whore craves crack" is all I can come up with. Which is APPALLING in its lameness and lack of creativity.

But seriously. I'd punch a crack whore in the face for a couple of hours of sleep. But. But. But the price of sleeping in is this: Arriving at 7:45am with way more work that HAS to be done today than can possibly BE done today...I arrived to find three burning issues courtesy of the West Coast.

(F-them and their working later. 5pm my time and you need to save it until the next day. No FAIR loading my workplate when I'm already gone.)

I managed to get one of them done, by a 9am meeting where....I was given yet another project that needs to be done in the next two weeks. Back to my desk to start working on the second of the three burning issues that need to be handled before I can even GET to my scheduled work (including a deck that I promised to the customers on MONDAY)...and managed to get it halfway handled before it was time to go to my 9:30 meeting.

Where I got two MORE projects/assignments....to be done in the week and a half. So, by now it's 11am and thanks to phone calls, drop-bys (hey, how come you don't have a chair in your cube for visitors? I don't have time for people who are going to plant themselves, my friend) and the like, I've managed to get through two of the burning issues. One left, three new projects and then I can get started on the EIGHT HOURS of WORK that HAS to be done today.

Yes, I know, soooooo, why are you posting an entry? Dude, if you don't tap the boiler pressure, it will explode. Didn't you read the Shining? Oooh, I wish I had an ax and long empty corridors of hotel rooms to roam.

Please note "empty". You may consider it bad form to use that analogy, considering yesterday's events in my home state. Trust me, my destructive urges run to objects that no one wanted anyway and bags of potato chips.

Although I will slip in this: seriously, until there is a test for impulse control, I want the freaking guns under lock and key at a gun range or your home, unless your job requires it. I will happily take said ax to your "right" to carry. That would make me WAY happier than some empty old hotel filled with creepy ghosts.

Anyway, I have this post about my new avuncular toilets just floating around in my head and I fear it's losing its fun, a little bit every day and I cannot seem to marry the time and the mood to get it done.

Plus the squirrels ate all of my tomatoes. ALL. Stripped the plants of every single green tomato -- all 25 of them. I'm all about tithing to Mother Nature, but apparently Henry the VIII has been reincarnated as a squirrel.
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[User Picture]From: thatliardiego
2010-08-04 03:45 pm (UTC)

My new band...

...will be named The Avuncular Toilets.
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[User Picture]From: im_geva
2010-08-05 02:50 pm (UTC)

Re: My new band...

Damn it.
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[User Picture]From: sestree
2010-08-04 04:30 pm (UTC)
Yes you know well I like my varmint control but I preferred my varmints rabid and of the 4 legged variety.

Impulse control - hey if I can keep from shooting the ex primadonna in denial psycho, then NOBODY has an excuse.

Thank you for The Shining reference.
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-08-04 04:30 pm (UTC)

Gun control from the rocketeer

See, Mer, thats what the guns are supposed to be for : to rid the world of big, lard ass tomato stealin squirrels.


happy projects!




WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWhoosh, pop.
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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2010-08-04 06:08 pm (UTC)

Re: Gun control from the rocketeer

Yes, because shooting at a squirrel in a crowded suburban neighborhood is a good idea.

I think I will ask the Captain to a make a whole new variety of tomato cage...
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-08-04 04:32 pm (UTC)

Further from the rockeer

Big LardAss Squirrels; band name?



Whoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooosh, ect.
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[User Picture]From: lionsden
2010-08-04 04:57 pm (UTC)
The other advantage to an empty hotel -- prime chance to catch up on your sleep (assuming a lack of "creepy ghosts").
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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2010-08-04 06:08 pm (UTC)
I have been so scarred by the lady in the bathtub scene...I'm sure I wouldn't catch a wink!
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[User Picture]From: lionsden
2010-08-04 06:45 pm (UTC)
"But seriously. I'd punch a crack whore in the face for a couple of hours of sleep."

Hmm, I think you might have a chance...depending on the mood invoked by your level of sleep deprivation.
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[User Picture]From: regineaubergine
2010-08-05 01:26 am (UTC)
The new toilets are "double rainbow all the way"... spectacular.
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