Thursday, September 30, 2010

Monster Calves

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Biggest Calves Ever

For shame.

amazing me

Single strap with a big button heels


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Do you have perfect calves?  Small calves?  Big calves?  MONSTER CALVES?  Mine are on the big side.  *Sigh*  Each fall/winter I get really excited when I see all of the gorgeous boots that are available.  And then I try and try and try to find ones that will zip over my calves.  They usually don't.  FRUSTRATING.  *Sigh*  Whaddya gonna do.

Note: Co-worker, friend and owner of a pair of really hot legs has theorized that big calves might be an Irish thing. Humph. Not sure about that? I am primarily of Amazonian descent, but I think I have some Irish in me too, so I guess that combo could explain my calves.  A couple of my ex-boyfriends with really big and deliciously strong calves are Irish, but I don't think the Irish have a lock on big calves. Or do they? LOL.

P.S. My calves are not pictured above. 


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Flu Shots

Dude. 'Tis the season.  They are marketing the flu shots like mad this year. Everywhere you turn you see or hear reminders that it is TIME TO GET A FLU SHOT.

Maybe I have seen too many episodes of The X-Files, Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, The Twilight Zone and movies like COMA and Soylent Green, and as a result I am paranoid suspicious of authority!   I am not down with flu shots. I take my chances. I totally understand why the young, the old, and the unhealthy/at-risk crowd get these shots.  But I don't.  That might sound dumb/uneducated/silly/stupid, but mass inoculation(s) gives me the heebie jeebies. 

Do you? Don't you? Thoughts?


Watermelon Slingshot

I don't watch The Amazing Race, but my little sister sent me this hilarious clip. BAHAHHAHAHA!!!  Enjoy!


Tuesday, September 28, 2010


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Do you ever feel like grocery store employees make assumptions about you based on products that you purchase?

The other day I went to the expensive market in my neighborhood, just because they carry the organic cat food that I have been feeding my cats. I don't do the majority of my shopping there -- it is just too damn expensive. While I was picking up the 10 cans of cat food, I remembered that I also needed toilet paper. So I grabbed a 9-pack of toilet paper and my 10 cans of cat food, and I went over to the check out line. 

When the grocery store clerk was scanning my items, I noticed that she and the grocery store bagger were eyeballing my items, each other, and ME, and I just know they were thinking the worst...that I was buying my dinner (CAT FOOD) and plenty of clean up material.  I know that is what they were thinking! COME ON.  As if.  SO GROSS. I considered clearing up the matter with a few choice words, but I just kept my yap shut and let them think the worst. LOL.


Monday, September 27, 2010

Breaking Bad


Do any of you watch Breaking Bad?  

I recently started watching the DVDs, and I am hooked (pardon the expression). It was a little slow going at first, but HOT DAMN it is good. Real good. Stressful. Intense. And it makes you think about what you would do if you were diagnosed with cancer, you weren't sure if you would live, and what desperate/illegal measures you might employ to get treatment and to ensure your family's financial security.

This show kind of makes me appreciate my boring simple life.

I love LOVE two characters in the show: the male lead (played by Bryan Cranston), and the brother-in-law (played by Dean Norris). Gawd they are good. REAL GOOD. SO good!!!! I cannot stand the other male character. CANNOT STAND HIM. He is a young drug dealer (played by Aaron Paul), and he bugs the hell out of me -- maybe because he looks and acts like an Eminem version of a stupid young punk drug dealer. Maybe that is a realistic character/portrayal? Maybe? I don't know, but I just can't stand him [and I know I wouldn't buy drugs from him - LOL].

I don't like the women in the show either. The wife (played by Anna Gunn) irritates me to no end. Maybe because she is a stereotype of a wife? Or maybe I am just sensitive to how women are portrayed? Or maybe I have been the nagging malcontent chick in a relationship and watching her just puts me on the defensive? I don't know. But I think the most successful shows and movies have characters that you love, and characters that you loathe.  So, needless to say, I'll keep watching this show, FOR SURE.

And kudos to you Bryan Cranston for the FANTASTIC job you do on this show. Well done. :)


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Seal the Deal


Fernando Botero: Male Torso

HA!  I just love this!

Fernando Botero, Male Torso, 1992, Lot 184
Fernando Botero, Male Torso, 1992, Bronze, 130" x 70-7/8" x 158-5/8"
Edition of 3


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Work It


Worst things to hear at work:

What's on your plate?
What are you working on?
The internet is down.
There is a call for you.
You have a visitor.
Let's have a working lunch.
Let's carpool.
Can you work late tonight?
Can you come in early tomorrow?
Can you order us lunch?
Can you bring us coffee?
Please shred this stack of 4 million papers.
Let's discuss.
Will you read this aloud to me?
Read this long, boring, lengthy, legal document and summarize it for me.
Let's have a meeting.

I am sure you have examples of your own. SIGH.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Foot in Mouth

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Sometimes I am sensitive, thoughtful and caring, and I know exactly what to say or do.  And sometimes I am a gigantic jerk, and I really blow it.

I recently managed to offend the boss' brother, the boss' sister-n-law, and the boss' accountant all within about 90 seconds. Hooray for me.

A while back I really put my foot in my mouth. I went to get my car out of the parking garage at work, and one of the parking attendants was smiling from ear to ear, and he looked like he was just DYING to talk to me. So I asked him why he was so happy, and he said that he was so excited because he was moving to Utah. Without thinking, I wrinkled my nose and said, "Utah? Ew. Lots of Mormons there." His smile faltered, his lips quivered, and his eyes narrowed as he said, "I am a Mormon." And I smiled and tried to make a quick save as I said, "Then it is PERFECT for you!!!!" UGH UGH UGH UGH UGH UGH UGH.

Apparently this foot-in-mouth syndrome runs in my family. One of my sisters supervises a few staff members at her job (WHICH IS BEYOND ME, AS SHE HAS A HEAD FULL OF SAWDUST, BUT THAT IS ANOTHER BLOG POST ALTOGETHER). One lady that she supervises was out on leave because she had diabetes-related complications, and she had to have her foot amputated. So, needless to say, this woman was out of work for months while she recuperated. On her first day back to work, my sister went up to her, hugged her, and said, "Oh! It is so good to see you back on your feet again!" CRINGE. HORROR. FOREHEAD SLAP.