Sunday, 30 November 2008

One last thing about the Auburn-Alabama game and I will let it go until next year. This morning in church, our minister referred to the event in Tuscaloosa, Alabama as a "Medium Apocalypse". I thought, "He got that right."

War Eagle!!

Saturday, 29 November 2008

War Eagle Anyway

Update: In case you didn't hear Auburn lost 36-0. I lost all respect for Nick Saban, Alabama's coach today. When Alabama was winning 29-0, he screamed at his players, "Don't let up now, I hate those guys!" And that is the censored version. That is so classless. They never showed him shaking Tommy Tuberville's hand. Not good sportmanship.


Today's the day. If you aren't familiar with the State of Alabama football, then let me tell you. Today is the Iron Bowl - Auburn University vs. University of Alabama. If you live in Alabama, you are either an Alabama fan or an Auburn fan. Obviously, with the blue and orange, I'm an Auburn fan. That's where I went to college. Alabama is the #1 team in the nation, but that will end today. My sister has predicted an Auburn win. She said that Alabama is going to show up too confident and cocky. I hope she's right. I'm getting tired of these rabid Alabama fans that have been bragging all week about how Alabama is going to slaughter Auburn. If Auburn wins, I am going to laugh in their face. I hope I don't offend all of you Alabama fans that read my blog. I think you have felt my pain in years past. Our family knows Tommy Tuberville, Auburn's coach, and he's the epitome of class. Auburn scored when they hired him.

Our family had a good Thanksgiving. We went to my sister's house. She invites us, her in-laws and any one that doesn't have any where to go on Thanksgiving. I think everyone had a good time at her house. My brother-in-law's nephew brought his college roommate. He's from Iceland and could not figure out why we were pro-American. Go figure.

I didn't do any Black Friday shopping. I did order a sweater from Talbot's for me. Everything is 30% off and free shipping. Use code WISH at checkout. Thursday, I went to K-Mart and bought a Ipod/MP3 dock with AM/FM radio for my Ipod. It was $19.99 and I got the last one. My sister bought my brother-in-law and foster son a Wii for $249. Today, I'm going to a small gift shop here to spend a gift certificate. I want some Jody Coyote earrings.

I hope everyone enjoys the remainder of their holiday weekend. It is suppose to snow here in North Alabama tomorrow night.

Again, WAAAAAAAR Eagle!!!

P.S. When I was in college, everyone liked our cheer. It was Bodigedda Bodigedda Bodigeddi bah, Rah rah rah, sis boom bah, weagle, weagle WAR DAMN EAGLE! Kick 'em in the butt, big blue!

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Today was better. We had about 1/4 as much mail as Monday. Tomorrow, I have it all by myself. All of my helpers are on vacation. I'm wearing chinos, a polo and Tretorns. I don't care if I get in trouble. I'm going to be comfortable. I can't believe how spoiled some people are. One lady came to my desk and asked if I would be coming to get her mail or did I want her to call the maintenance man. Why didn't she bring it when she came down? Maintenance man is going to be on vacation tomorrow and Friday. I guess everyone is going to have to take care of their own mail. I have other stuff to do.

There's nothing on TV tonight. I guess I'll just watch the TV Guide channel.

I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving. I have to work at the store until 2:00 on Thursday but I'm off until Saturday. I may check in Thursday.

Monday, 24 November 2008

WHAT A DAY! I had to go to two post offices to get mail. I got lost going to the last one and when I got there it was the wrong post office. Luckily, they figured out which one I should go to and gave me directions. We had a ton of mail today. Queenie didn't even offer to help sort the mail. I guess she figured that she was too good. Then when she came to get the mail for her side of the floor, she only got her own mail. Tomorrow should be better. After I go to the post offices, I have to go let someone into our old operations center.

I ran all my errands tonight so that tomorrow I can come home and rest. I went to Publix to do some last minute Thanksgiving shopping. I dropped a can of cranberry sauce (yes, I eat it) and it went rolling across the floor. I chased after it. When I picked it up, this man said, "I was going to get that for you." Kind of surprised me, since he didn't seem to make an effort. I bought 5 cans of peas, 6 cans of carrots and 6 cans of tomato sauce for the Advent baskets for church. They gave me some paper bags to repack them. They are so nice there. They are a lot nicer than the Food World where my mother lives. I went in there Saturday to get some Diet Pepsi that was on sale. When I got to the register, the checker told me that I had to have a $15 additional purchase to get them on sale. I said that it had never been required before. She told me that they were cracking down. She told me to go get $7 more in groceries. I told her that I didn't want anything else. I paid for my peas and my magazine and left. You'd think that they would be eager to sell me whatever since there weren't that many cars in the parking lot in the middle of the Saturday afternoon just before Thanksgiving.

Saturday, 22 November 2008

I am going to have to rest up this weekend. The bank has one mail guy. He's a one man department with no backup. He reports to my boss. Mail guy's wife is expecting a baby and it is due December 1. He was to take the first two weeks of December as vacation. My boss developed a plan on Thursday to take care of mail delivery. Well, yesterday, Mail Guy told me that his wife is having problems and they are going to take the baby this Monday. So, he'll need to take the next two weeks as vacation. My boss and I went into a panic. I am going to have to go to two post offices and get 5 P. O. Boxes of mail. When I get back, my coworkers will sort it and then everyone will come get their department's mail. The maintenance man will get the local outgoing and run it through the postage meter. I will drop it off at the post office on my way home. Wednesday, my coworkers and the maintenance man will be off on vacation, so I have to do it all by myself. Hopefully my regular work will be slow that day. I hope everything goes well. We are all team players and we have to work as a team. Of course, Queenie was suggesting that another department do the mail. That didn't go over very well with my boss.

Thursday, 20 November 2008

I made it through the day at work. I wasn't going to take any cold medicine, but ended up taking some to get rid of my cough.

When I got home, I got all my things together to take to my Mother's for Thanksgiving. I have to come back here on Sunday evening and then back up there on Wednesday. I'm going to take everything tomorrow so I don't have to worry about it Wednesday. I don't have much planned for the holidays except for Thanksgiving Day. My sister is hosting dinner for us, my brother-in-law's family and any strays that don't have anywhere to go. My brother-in-law used to have an employee that is deaf, mute and developmentally slow. His elderly mother passed away a few weeks ago. My brother-in-law's family makes sure that he has all holiday meals with them. I always bake a chocolate pecan pie for Thanksgiving. This year, I'm not taking it to my sister's. There is always so many desserts. I am going to save it for us. I'm going to share it with the girl that works at the store during the day. I hate to be selfish, but last year only one piece was eaten. I think I may also make a pie that I saw on Paula Deen the other day. It's called Corrie's Kentucky Pie. I'm not going to share it either. I know, I should share with my sister's group, but like I said there is always a lot of desserts. Plus, nobody can bake pies like her sister-in-law. If you don't believe me, ask her. She always bragging about her own pies. It gets old.
I'm going to try to go to work today. I can breath better, but I have an annoying cough. I laid around yesterday and slept and watched boring TV. Thanks to everyone for your well wishes. I hate being sick like this.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Yesterday's sore throat is today's cold. Or as they used to say, I've got the Gripp. I left work early today. I stayed as long as I could. I stopped by Target and got some drugs for this cold. Thanks to Kappa Prep, Preppy 101 and Hicktown Diva for the well wishes.

I hope to be back to blogging as soon as I kick this cold. I hope none of you get it. I think it is going around.

Monday, 17 November 2008

Yesterday when I got home, I had a slight headache. After I ate lunch, I took a nap. When I woke up, I still had the headache. I took aspirin and Sudafed. It did not go away until about 8:00. This morning I woke up with a horrible sore throat. WATER BURNED. It was awful. I still have it now, but not as bad. I notified everyone that I was around yesterday. I hope I don't get worse and I hope that they don't get anything. I had some chores to do this evening, but I think I am going to just relax and watch TV. Tonight is Gossip Girl and Two and a Half Men.

Sunday, 16 November 2008

I hope all of you have been behaving in blogland.

My conference was over this morning. I came home and took a nap. I only got about 4-5 hours sleep each night. I also have a headache. Luckily there were no cat fights. The organization has only enough funds to keep going for about 2 more years. There are some that think we need to try to keep it going as long as possible, but there's not enough money. I don't know what they are thinking. The dues only cover about 1/3 of the expenses. We could not get these ladies to listen to reason. I'm not going to bring it up again. At least not until April.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

It is so windy here. Today, leaves and trash were blowing all over downtown. I keep hearing the wind blowing the trees up against my outside walls. I hope that it doesn't keep me awake.

I have my conference this weekend. I hope we don't have a large cat fight. I talked to the president today and she was just saying things to get her way. Everything is going against her. I don't blame her for standing up for herself. She has had an eventful year. Too eventful. I hope that it does not carry over into my year.

I will be away from my computer and will not be able to blog. I hope that everyone has a good weekend. I'll check back in on Sunday.

Monday, 10 November 2008

What a day. I am the president-elect of a conference that oversees some organizations that are associated with Chambers of Commerce. The outgoing president has had a bad year. The treasurer flipped out and did not make any deposits for over a year. As a matter of fact, she lost them. Everything was recreated and the money is now in the account. Also, there is talk about dissolving the conference in the next couple of years. Today, the outgoing president said that she is going to hold her tongue until after I'm installed and then she is going to disassociate herself from the organization. I was looking to her for guidance. Maybe after it's over, she'll change her mind. She is one of these people who always has to be involved in something. I wish she would stick around until it is dissolved. Now, I have to be the bad guy and bring up the dissolution.

I don't have to go to work tomorrow. YAY!! I'm going to try to get up early and do a little housework. When I say little, I mean little. I'm going to give the place "a lick and a promise". After I finish my cleaning, I'm going to lay around and watch some of my favorite movies: Sex and the City, You've Got Mail, Mona Lisa Smile and that cheesy 80's movie, Making the Grade. If I don't get to watch all of them, there's always Wednesday night.

Saturday, 8 November 2008

My mother is in San Antonio this week, so my sister helped me at the store last night. I was glad. It would have been boring without her. I didn't want to eat at the restaurant next door, so I stopped at Jim N' Nicks and got me a barbeque sandwich. I was going to eat it when I got here, but I couldn't wait. It was so good. It would have been better if I could have put some sauce on it, but I would not have been able to eat it and drive with the sauce dripping. It was good anyway.

I got on the scales this morning. I have lost 5 of the 7 pounds that I gained on vacation. Yay me! I want to lose the other 2 plus 2 more by Thanksgiving. I think that is just a dream. I have a conference next weekend and I will probably snack on junk a lot. Those women like to eat. After the conference, I may live on chef salads until I get the weight off. I worked so hard over the summer to lose weight. I don't want to ruin my good work.

I need to get back to work. The floor needs sweeping and I need a Diet Pepsi or Diet Dr. Pepper (I'm out of TaB's).

I hope everyone enjoys the remainder of their weekend.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

There's a new woman on our floor. Actually, she's been there about 6 months. She is what most decent people refer to as "trailer trash". She has dyed blonde hair. She recently had her roots touched up. The dark roots were only 3 inches long. I have to say that she dresses worse than Queenie. I don't think Queenie knows any better. Trailer Trash dresses inappropriate on purpose. Today she had on an extremely low cut blouse with either a black lacy camisole or black lacy bra showing around the cleavage (I didn't get a good look, but others did). You could almost see her big fake boobs. She replaced a classy professional looking woman. Today there were executives having a meeting in her area. I'm sure they got an eyeful. The professional looking woman thinks she was replaced with her because Trailer Trash has bigger boobs. She could be right. Trailer Trash acts clueless. My bosses' wives probably like me because I'm flat-chested and wear turtlenecks and buttoned-up blouses.

Last night, instead of watching the election returns, I watched "Rear Window". I love that movie. I want to marry L. B. Jeffries. I wish for Grace Kelly's classic looks and poise. I also would like to live in the studio apartment where the composer lives (I know it's a Hollywood set).

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

I left work at 3:30 to go vote. The news kept showing my voting place all day, and there was always a long line. When I got to the polls, there were not many people there. There was no one in line in front of me for my particular letter of the alphabet. I told the workers, "I thought there would be a line." They said, "You're lucky." When I put my ballot in the machine, I noticed that over 3,200 had voted at our voting place. I am really nervous about this election. I don't think I am going to watch the Election returns. I recorded "Lipstick Jungle" and "To the Manor Born" this past weekend. I think I will watch those.

Monday, 3 November 2008

Saturday, after I got off work at the store, my mother and I went to Huntsville to do a little shopping. We went to Sam's, Dillard's, Belk's and Publix. The only thing that I bought was socks and tights at Belk's.

Sunday, I was lazy. My mother went to Huntsville with my sister and cousin to visit a church where a friend is the pastor. I didn't take any appropriate clothes so I stayed home. There was nothing on TV and everyone I knew was at church. I just sat around and channel surfed.

Today was rather quiet at work. Queenie was in a good mood. I know you want to know about her attire. She had on brown slacks, purple blouse and a black knit vest that zipped up the front. The vest looked like something you would buy at a sporting goods store. She has a large collection of black vests.

Don't forget to vote on Tuesday.

Saturday, 1 November 2008

I take it that everyone had a safe and happy Halloween. I worked at the store. Business was fairly steady. We had a few trick or treaters, but not like in the past. Yes, we have children that trick or treat at the liquor store. Everyone always knew that my late father always had candy for the kids, and now we still hand out candy. I don't know why, but Halloween is worse than a full moon. We had all kinds of odd people that came in last night. I guess it brings out all the wierdos.

There have been several people at work who have received notice that their jobs are ending. Some have already gone. It's kind of scary. I'm not as busy as I used to be. If anyone asks me to do something, I'm there to help. My coworker said that I had enough odd jobs, that I may have a little job security, but I don't want to be too confident. Both of my boss's are busy all the time. They act like they don't care if I'm not busy, but I don't like to just sit. But, when they say "frog", I better start jumping. Next week, I am going to box up the last of my old files and send them to North Carolina. The reason I haven't done it yet is that I lost my ladder. I know that's lame, but the files are on the top shelf of a cabinet and I'm only 5'1". I can't reach them.

I hope everyone enjoys the remainder of the weekend.