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I live in the state of constant confusion. Its the state colored blue on the map. And yes I can find any place on the globe, its all color cordinated! (duh)Asia is pink, England is green and France ....well France felt they were soo much better than everone else they have become their own planet.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sometimes my job depresses the shit out of me...

Part of what I do in my job is making, activating, upgrading, and deactivating badges for employees at 20 different locations. It is a pretty simple part of my job but very time consuming and sad. This year the company has decided that they want to show the head office that they have cut back the 'workforce' in 2009 by laying off a bunch of people right before 2010. Now when they say 'workforce' ,which they use as one word, they are trying to de-humanize who these people actually are. Or even to the fact they are humans with bills and families. It sucks how ever you look at it.

Here in the USA when a company does bad the first person who takes a hit is the lowest person in the food chain. Call me crazy but that doesn't make sense. It is not their fault the company is sucking wind. Does the product go out the manufacturing door to the store? Did the product leave the warehouse as it should? Yes, so what did the little guy do to get canned?

I feel the guys working in the advertising department screwed up, maybe the guys in finance did not get the numbers right or maybe something as simple as the sales men did not get out there enough.

If something fails or goes wrong you fix the area that fails, if your car gets a flat do you rebuild the transmission? No, but that is how I see most of business around here.

'Well we did not meet our numbers this year, time to lay off the people that make, package and ship the very items we sell for profit. '

I know I am no business major or a big shot anything but seeing list after list or people that have been laid off does make ones soul blacken a little each time. We are all disposable, so be happy with what you have right now because you might be part of the next wave of workforce lay offs. And then replaced with temp workers that have no insurance and get paid half of what you were making. I used to hate Unions but if things keep going the way they are we might be going back to the old days of Union's vs Big Business. Its a big shit sandwich and everyone is going to have to take a bite.

Ho Ho Ho Merry Xmass here is your pink slip Have a Merry fucking time finding a new job. But what comes around goes around.
As you can see I am not feeling all that festive right now. Our holiday was chaotic but good, lots of food (way too much food), presents all around, another year wrapping presents into the weeee hours of xmass morning, we still have to make room for all the kids new toys, the house can never seem to stay clean for 2 seconds it seems and I am starting my resolution a bit early this time. No more food.....I am soo bloated I cannt even tie my shoes....well not really but its getting there!
No real plans for New Years, probably more food and drink. But I have not been drinking all that much so in that aspect I am going well, but the food oh the food is a damn disaster!
But I have to get back to my list of people that have to be taken out of the system. So as my job is slowly killing me from the inside out have this holiday laugh I found on CollegeHumor.com

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tits been a while.....

But school is over until next year! Fuck yeah! But soon it will be back to the old nonsense of writing useless reports and doing pointless projects that will just end up in the trash after the grade is given. I am in the process of trashing all my old notes and selling all my unopened text books. Only one book has been used and will not be going on eBay for sell. My computers text, it is a step by step manual on how to do excel, power point and access. I foresee this book coming in handy in the near future so it will be with me for a while.

But other than that we are days away from the wonder time of year....Christmas. Is everyone done shopping, did yall do what you said you were going to do last year and start shopping earlier? No, dont feel bad no one has. I am not done and have tons to wrap! The getting isnt so bad its the wrapping that does me in.

I have not blogged in such a long while i am a bit lost on where to begin. I feel so rusty and out of tune with blogging. I am just going to open up the doors and let some fresh air in. So lets see what I have up in my attic:

  • Wife's holiday party was a blast, just like all the others before.
  • I have to go to a meeting today at my sons school about his hitting. Oh I am sorry you cannt control my 3 year old? Here watch me fake concern about your inability to do your job.
  • I am studying my first degree in Masonry, lots and lots of memorizing.
  • We got snow in NJ but in my area it was only like 6 inches, no biggie.
  • I have not start exercising as of yet, bad me. I am going to be a damn whale by summer time if i dont get off my ass!
  • And lastly, Seth has taken to piano in an awesome way. I never thought my child would be this good at music, he is only 6. And me having gone through piano, the violin and the guitar just to learn I am tone deaf!


I will have to gather myself a little better for my next post, this one was just to get some of those cob webs out. I do have pictures, as usual so let me just put them up and get it over with.

1) Here we have the wife out in the cold putting up the lights. And yes I was there to help, I hold stuff and put things up high for the vertically challenged wife.




2) Here is the tree for this year. We are having the holiday at our house this year so it is time to start cleaning!


3) This is a little slice of weird NJ, this guy carved this out of a tree stump in his front yard....dont ask but he did one hell of a job


4) Our kids have something against green food. Even the smallest piece of green food will send them running. Here I am trying to get Lucas to look at something I took of my plate. He did the old vampire looking at the cross move. I swear it was like trying to give an emo kid a box of happy color crayons.
5) We went over to a friends house, the wife helped them decorate their tree. The kids had fun playing with each other until Lucas had to share. I swear he should have been a girl.....


6) The other day Lucas found his Halloween costume, the one he did not want to wear on Halloween, and put it on. It only lasted about 10 minutes before he started his bitching that he wanted it off, but at least I got one picture of him in it.


7) And finally we have me and the wife unit at her party. Notice she is in heels. standing on one step higher and still shorter than me. haha I am a jolly honkeie giant!

Friday, December 04, 2009

Ok, I can breath now......

~Reports (skool and work) are done, PowerPoint done and now I can sit down and de-stress for a minute. I even have the time and energy to throw up.....a new post. Ha, I said throw up!
My presentation went well, I was one of the first to go. And yes I asked to go first because I just wanted to get it over with and i knew that if I set my deadline sooner that I could just get this shit over with faster. I was able to embed the youtube clip in my presentation, thanks to youtube. If you are having problems with doing just about anything all you have to do is go to youtube and type 'how to......' fill out the rest and odds some thoughtful person put up a tutorial on how to do it. I did just that with my clip and got a step by step video on how to add it to my PowerPoint. And no, there would have been no way in hell I could have figured that one out on my own and it was not in the text box. I love techno-geeks and all the lovely things they do for us.
~Now I am off to do some of my Masonic training, which is going well. I am working on my first degree and hope to move up as fast as I can.
~This weekend is going to be a busy one, school on Saturday then a birthday party later that night then on Sunday we are all going to NYC. It was something my parents always did with me as a kid and I loved it. I love NYC, not enough to move there, but still love the city.
~Also my wedding anniversary is coming up on the 7th. Not sure what I want to do yet, maybe just a day for me and the little woman...ALONE. That in itself is like a gift from heaven.
~It has been one hell of a semester so far and this one is almost over, just in time to start the next one OH HAPPY FUCKING JOY! But I can now catch up on some work work, you know the kind that pays the bills. So with that I am just going to leave things off ass I usually do, with pictures! Yah I Love Pictures!



1) I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving. This was probably the firs year I did not eat and drink wayyyyy too much lol. We do buffet style, get you own damn plate and serve yourself. What do your arms fall off over the holidays?


2) Turkey makes men sleepy, and thanks to the navy Doug now knows how to sleep standing up.


3) Hiding in your shirt will not hide the fact I sleep with your sister.



4) Hmmmmm leftovers.....soon I shall turn you into pooh......



5) With leftovers comes the after math clean up. She cooks I clean, that's the deal. But I dont mind cleaning, its the one time I can put on my head phones and block out the world.



6) The key to easy clean up is the soaking factor. Always soak them at least 30 minutes before you start and clean up becomes that much easier.



7) Random life picture of the kids being hypnotized by the idiot box, I think here there were watching Ed, Edd and Eddy. The wife hates that show, I love it!



8) Tea time, Uruguayan style......strong tea for strong....taste buds....




9) I actually used this picture in my presentation about Sailor Jerry



10) I know see why people in college drink soooooooo much, i really do......