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Name: Raven
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Sunday, September 23, 2007
Nerds Rule
I stole this from Duffie...

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posted by Raven @ 8:46 PM   2 comments
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
The Beginning of Middle Age?
When does middle age really start? Is it a specific age? Do you take the average age and divide it in thirds and call the middle one middle age? Is it a state of mind? Is it when you start getting grey hair?
I really need to know. If it's a state of mind, then I'm still somewhere in my early twenties. If it's the grey hair, I started that in around my 25th birthday.
The reason I asked is because I was losing it last night. At some point I took my iPod out of my purse and put it on the counter in the kitchen. Maybe 5 minutes later I started looking through my purse for my iPod, and getting more freaked out by the second. My daughter finally found it.
I am trying to get my act together to come upstairs. There were 3 things I wanted to take up with me...my iPod, my smokes, and a Mikes Hard Lemonade. I finally get the iPod, then I can't find my smokes. I finally find those and I can't find my Mike's. Finally find the Mike's, I've laid down my iPod somewhere...
It was a terrible cycle. I kept laying stuff down and forgetting (within a minute) where the hell I put it. I finally get my act together and got upstairs. I started wondering though, is this the beginning of middle age...or just early onset of Alzheimer's? Or am I just a complete ADD?
posted by Raven @ 10:27 PM   5 comments
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
I think I got the wrong kid...
Every few weeks I get sick of seeing the laundry pile not getting any smaller. Granted it's not getting any bigger either, just maintaining a status quo. When I get this laundry frustration I do about 7 loads in a day. I hit this wall yesterday. I have done several loads over last 12 hours and have told the kids tonight we are having a sock party. A sock party is where we take the cute little wicker basket sitting of the front porch (enclosed) full of socks that have lost their mates and reunite them.
They both rolled their eyes and said, "fine..." I guess sock parties are not the height of teenage entertainment.
Looking at my youngest though I'm betting I get a fight tonight about it. My little Goth Girl has a tendency to go into the sock basket and pull out the most colorful and mis-matched socks and wears those. (This has a tendency to exasperate the problem of matching up the socks, but that is something I will save for later and probably end up telling my therapist when I finally crack.) I know the argument I'm going to get, "I don't wear matching socks, why do I have to attend this sock party."
I think somehow I ended up with with a friend of mine's kid, he never wore matching socks either.
posted by Raven @ 9:50 AM   7 comments
Monday, September 10, 2007
Oh What a Book!
If you are female and in your mid 30's to early 40's you must read Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress.
I am laughing my ass off. I listen to audio books while at work. I'm used to a noisy work area and my office is just too quiet. So I put on books in the background. Usually they are books where I can miss a chapter or two and not really notice it, but this book is going to get me fired if I don't get my act together. It is hilarious.
For those of us that grew up with parents who survived the 60's, and the reprecussion of it, you will remember things you forgot, things you wish you could forget, and things that make you say, "Oh Shit...I did the exact same thing..."
Men might also enjoy it, but it is written for girls.
Go, call the library, this book will bring a smile to your face and a laugh to your soul.
posted by Raven @ 1:08 PM   2 comments
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Assault by Salt
I read this news story today...

Oversalted burger leads to charges
UNION CITY, Ga. - A McDonald's employee spent a night in jail and is facing criminal charges because a police officer's burger was too salty, so salty that he says it made him sick.
Kendra Bull was arrested Friday, charged with misdemeanor reckless conduct and freed on $1,000 bail.

Bull, 20, said she accidentally spilled salt on hamburger meat and told her supervisor and a co-worker, who "tried to thump the salt off."

On her break, she ate a burger made with the salty meat. "It didn't make me sick," Bull told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

But then Police Officer Wendell Adams got a burger made with the oversalted meat, and he returned a short time later and told the manager it made him sick.

Bull admitted spilling salt on the meat, and Adams took her outside and questioned her, she said.

"If it was too salty, why did (Adams) not take one bite and throw it away?" said Bull, who has worked at the restaurant for five months. She said she didn't know a police officer got one of the salty burgers because she couldn't see the drive-through window from her work area.

Police said samples of the burger were sent to the state crime lab for tests.

City public information officer George Louth said Bull was charged because she served the burger "without regards to the well-being of anyone who might consume it."

In my opinion, these people never worked for McDonald's as a teenager. Here are a few fact that if you have ever worked there, you would know...

1. No, you can't see the grill area from the driveway...they don't want people to see from their cars what a cess pit that area can become during a rush period. There is no way this person could have waited for a cop to come through to feed this burger to...

2. Grill people do not pick which burger goes to who. The only way this could have happened is if the police office had ordered a specially made item. But again, go back to the first point, they had no way of knowing this was a cop.

3. Management OK'd the sale of these burgers, why weren't they arrested? (yes I know that's not a working point, but I still needed to throw it in)

4. Management counts raw waste. If you drop a hamburger, you should throw it in the raw waste bin. Every hour or so management comes through and counts what you have thrown out. If there is a large amount in there, you have to explain it, and can possibly be written up for something like that.

5. Management has to turn those reports into corporate, they can also get written up for excessive waste.

6. Raises and promotions are based on those reports and write ups.

Now with those points in mind, do you think this person was really aiming to give an overly salty burger to a cop? She says she ate one (probably to make sure there was one less complaint) and was not made ill. She also made a good point as to why the cop didn't take a bite and then complain, it would have been replaced no questions asked.

Now I do think someone is to blame...Corporate McDonald's. They set up the rules that the crew and management must play by and they tried to do what they could.

Maybe we should throw Ronald in jail.

posted by Raven @ 3:42 PM   3 comments
Saturday, September 08, 2007
This is appropriate
The Movie Of Your Life Is A Black Comedy

In your life, things are so twisted that you just have to laugh.
You may end up insane, but you'll have fun on the way to the asylum.

Your best movie matches: Being John Malkovich, The Royal Tenenbaums, American Psycho

You Are 54% Misanthropic

You're somewhat misanthropic, but you're not willing to write off the human race (yet!).
There's a few people you like, and even them you like at a distance.
posted by Raven @ 11:19 AM   2 comments