Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Wouldn't a smarter man simply walk away?

Change of plans:

It turns out that my boss doesn't really want me to stick around for my final two weeks. So instead of getting paid for two weeks of work AND my unused vacation time, he'll just pay me for my vacation time. Plus, I don't get a chance to say goodbye to my fellow employees and favorite customers.


I get a mini-vacation, though, so it's not all bad.

"Nothing is Good Enough" - Aimee Mann

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Need the pay so please the boss

Until about three days ago, I didn't think changing jobs was such a huge deal. I've almost always left my old jobs on good terms, and would probably go out for a drink with any of my former bosses. But something's different this time.

When I gave my two weeks' notice on Friday, I heard the phrases "stabbed in the back," "you're an asshole," and my personal favorite, "You can forget about going to Aimee Mann with me on Tuesday."

It's a free country, yes, but my boss DID buy the tickets.

Oh, and I almost forgot this memorable exchange:

Him: "I wish you the best and I hope you're happy at your new job."

Me: "Do you mean that?"

Him: "No, I don't. But that's what one is supposed to say in a situation like this."

This next two weeks are so gonna be the best EVER!

Nellie McKay - "The Work Song"
Cibo Matto - "Working for Vacation"

Monday, January 23, 2006

Why I Love the Internet

While browsing various internet sites this weekend, I came across some amazing discoveries.

1. A Gilmore Girls Fan with way too much time on his or her hands, and no, it's not me.

this out. I could only stand to watch about a minute of this montage of Luke and Lorelai moments, and then I threw up. I'm not a big Peter Cetera fan.

Interesting footnote: When I typed "Gilmore Girls" in video.google.com, I also pulled up a clip called "Satanism: Satan's Bloody Teachings."

2. The Encyclopedia Brittanica Kid

He grew up. And he's a perv. I wasn't sure if I should put a link to his pervy blog, but here it is. (NSFW) Be careful, as Blood Ray pointed out, there are an awful lot of pictures of vaginas on this blog.

And here's the old commercial he did if you don't remember him.

3. Anna Waronker's second solo CD

Love her. It looks like her new CD is coming out this year. She also produced a CD for ....

4. Imperial Teen

Have they broken up? One of the guys from Imperial Teen has a new band called Willpower. They've opened for Le Tigre and Scissor Sisters, so they must be good, right?

Here's one of my favorite song by Imperial Teen:

"Our Time" - Imperial Teen

Sunday, January 15, 2006


True, I wasn't having a very good week. But nothing cheers me up faster than hanging out with my nieces and nephews. They are all absolutely adorable, but the fact that they love Wicked and Gilmore Girls is just icing on the cake. Yes, I know that a few words needed to be italicized in that last sentence, but I'm on a Mac and I can't figure it out.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Case Pending!

Blood Ray will tell you otherwise, but I'm in a grumpy mood for the following reasons:

1. Medicare Part D

This new plan is bullshit. NOBODY was prepared for this. I'm not sure if you know this or not, but old people don't like change. And how exactly is a senior citizen supposed to pick a plan when there are SIXTY different ones to choose from? The best way that I've found is to go to www.medicare.gov, but have you ever tried to explain to an eighty-year-old how to type in a web address? It's not fun.

I will tell you this: too many of my older customers have gone without their medicine for over a week and it's just sad. Plus, all the confusion has got me putting in overtime.

2. The Loading Zone

The bartender gave my debit card to a different show tune lover named Joseph. He took it to the doctor's office, the gas station, and Houlihan's before it got declined.

3. My Landlord

TOTALLY not sympathetic to my debit card situation, he refused to hold my rent check for just a couple of days until this shit gets straightened out. Plus, as my roommate likes to say, he has no social skills.

4. My boyfriend is out of town

I can't help it, I miss him.

Here's what's getting me through this:

1. Mario Party

Love it!

2. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

They crossed the line from totally annoying to insanely catchy about 18 hours ago.

3. First new Gilmore Girls of 2006

BFOTB! But Sherilyn Fenn, again? Really?

4. Jenny Lewis

I always thought I'd wait until January 24th to listen to her new CD, but I have no self-control. It's the best CD I've heard in years.

**And just for kicks, I found an old song by the Rentals, back when Maya Rudolph was playing keyboards and singing back-up.

I'm so jealous that she had Paul Thomas Anderson's baby, but anyway....

I just realized that she's responsible for so many of my favorite TV moments. We've got Glenda Goodwin, Pet Psychic Leilani Burke, Gemini's Twin. And let us not forget the classic performance of "The Shank."

The Rentals - "My Head is in the Sun"

Monday, January 09, 2006

Happy New Year, Sweetpea.

Another weekend, another New Year's party.

This time I was able to celebrate properly as far as alcohol is concerned, and I certainly drank my fair share.

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Me and ABB.

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I'm sure I did something mean to my boyfriend, but I can't remember exactly what it was.

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Not much is going on in this picture. Blood Ray is probably talking about Three Penny Opera or Ethel Merman, but I included this snapshot because I'm pretty sure this is proof that someone drank b10n's vodka.

nicole's party

No offense to Lukas, but I think my portrayal of Mary was more accurate. Side note: The actress who played Pearl on 227 actually wrote cheesy horror films in the 1940s and 1950s. Blood Ray, can you fact check this?

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Justin and Blood Ray

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Happy New Year

Until last night, I'd never been to a New Year's party where fortune cookies were handed out after midnight, but here's what mine said:

"You will advance far with your abilities"...

which is cool, but it would've been better if the fortune had told me what my abilities are.

ABB's corn casserole was amazing, and just soft enough to devour while my mouth heals. No smoking or drinking was allowed last night. I definitely don't want dry socket. Everyone is telling me how horrible that is.

I'm quitting smoking anyway, as is Blood Ray. Since he was working last night and I had to remain sober, we're having a REAL New Year's party next weekend. I'm gonna ask him to dress up in that New Year's baby costume that had the Broadwayworld.com people up in arms.

Here are some pics.

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