January 06, 2009
Snappy New Year
So...it’s 2009. Thank the powers that be! 2008 was pretty rotten. I've heard so many say that...
I drank entirely too much, I gained weight, I got a new boss who's an asshole, I blew off far too many things, I was ridiculously broke... so, I'm cranky but hopeful.
SO...be forewarned: ranting ahead.
Things that Annoyed the Shit out of me in 2008:
(I'll probably keep adding to this as I think of more annoying things, so stay tuned)
Shoes laying in the road – Where is the other one? What happened to the person? Why? Of course, this has ALWAYS disturbed me.
Toilet stalls that make you have to straddle the toilet to get the door open/closed. Try that in a pencil skirt, assholes.
Pantyhose... 'nuf said.
The asshole with no license or insurance who rear-ended me and totaled my car. ...and the apathetic cop who wrote him up for no license and ignored the bag of pot he dropped behind his car even when someone showed it to him.
Windshield wiper motors that burn out as soon as the snow starts melting.
Pants made for women by people who think they have no curves…if it fits the hips and butt, it's huge in the waist. Gah
The idiot new supervisor who insists I sit facing a wall so that he can peek over my shoulder to see what I'm doing. I HATE facing walls. I am going to put a big picture of a hand flipping the bird on my screen saver for him. Have I ever missed a deadline? Blown anything off? Ever produced anything that was less than top quality? NO. Piss off, asshole.
The fact that I've morphed my anxiety and discontent somehow into apathy and laziness. Not that the anxiety wasn't unpleasant enough...
Homework...slews of homework in second grade. It's just wrong.
Driving my car directly into a tornado. Well...actually that wasn't so annoying...it scared the living shit out of me.
Not getting paid for two holidays at Thanksgiving because I got snowed in out in Colorado and refused to spend 36 hours risking my life to drive home in a blizzard. (which is how long it would have taken...)
Being ridiculously broke.
You know…there always has to be a yin to the yang... there were SOME good things:
My wonderful parents who paid for my son's bday party, saving the day for my broke ass.
My wonderful parent who gave me a car after asshole referenced above totaled mine...yes, it's a putt putt but it gets me there.
My son...because he is an awesome kid, and my rock, and my light, and probably the main reason that I'm not incarcerated or dead at this point. Oy, the naiveté and destructiveness of youth.
Obama... 'nuf said
All my rockin' friends on Second Life. They are THE best, I tell you.
Better financial planning for this year, starting before the year even started.
Having enough common sense to know that it's time to stop drinking and get my shit together. Wish me luck, people...the 3-6 of you that still come here, that is. Celti still lurves you.