Now that we are firmly past Thanksgiving and heading fast towards Christmas I really have to breathe a sigh of relief that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are done and finished. I am not a fan of either. No way in heck will you find me shopping on Black Friday – the only shopping day of the year where there is a body count! Especially if you dare challenge your life expectancy by heading over to Walmart! From what I have read and seen on the news it’s like the zombie apocalypse unleashed and they are all attacking each other over a toaster. I just don’t get the attraction of hitting an overcrowded store on the same exact day that almost the whole population of the country packs into it. Obnoxious and unruly people, long lines, aggravation, screaming kids, and the list goes on and on. Many times the store runs out of advertised inventory, and more so because most special sales items are in limited supply. That why you have these idiots camping out overnight outside on the sidewalk to make sure they get that blender, ugly sweater, or B-grade flat screen on sale! Woo Hoo! Then, be prepared to be assaulted by throngs of the undead as they push themselves past the doors at opening time. Fun stuff!
Um, really? I just saw a Christmas commercial and it’s not even Halloween yet! What is wrong with this picture? Do we really need to have the upcoming holiday season shoved down our throats like this before we even have a chance to enjoy the one we are at? Also, I was out shopping yesterday and what did I see? Christmas decorations on the shelves. Oh hellz no. It’s almost as if the big name department stores are so desperate to suck the money out of our wallets that they need to play mind control games on us to make sure we are conditioned to spend spend spend! Hello, let’s not forget about Thankgiving! Personally, I don’t even want to think about the major shopping holiday coming up before I enjoy engorging myself on delicious turkey and stuffing. We still have 58 more days dammit! That’s almost two months away. I feel as if we are being bent over by old Saint Nick and Santa is having his way with us! HO-HO-HO! Continue reading Holiday commercials already? NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
After a week away on vacation I am here sitting at my desk wondering where the heck the time went? If feels like just yesterday I was getting on a plane to Florida to go visit the family and spend a few fun days at Disney World and Universal Studios. Now here I am sitting in a fog all clueless and dazed. Did I really ever leave here? I set my “out of office” notice on my emails. My desk was cleaned off. All my work was caught up. Yet, I feel like a mess and am buried in work. Was all this just a dream? Happy post-vacation! I feel as if I need a vacation from my vacation. I’m already tired. Like I just had a forced enema. I need my bed and a few more days off. Ugh! Continue reading Back to work and I already need a vacation from my vacation!
It’s one of those days when I woke up to a head cold and feel like crapola. I just want to drink a bottle of Nyquil and crawl back under the covers and go to sleep for three days. Since I have very little tolerance for the stuff anyway usually a full cap full will do the trick. Alas, since I am going away on vacation this Friday to see the parental units in Florida I need to be at work and get a lot accomplished before I head out on my favorite US airline – JetBlue. Gotta have my snacks and in-flight TV! Plus, I need to be rested and well for a trip to the Disney Parks. When you have mom and dad with you for five days in DisneyWorld things can get a bit crazed and nerves can be frayed. Those of you out there who deal with cray cray parents on a daily basis know what I mean. At least Epcot has the Wine & Beer Expo going on, so that will be one afternoon I will be intoxicated and numb to all around me! Hey Mom – you’re driving! Me and Dad are getting crunk!
Anyhoo, in honor of my stuffed nose and achy head I think it’s time for a bit of ranting and raving. Just going to work today I noticed some things that put me in a more foul mood than this cold already has me in. It’s one of those days when I just want to “smack someone upside the head” observing some of the things I see people do that annoy me in NYC. Continue reading One day I’m gonna smack someone upside the head in NYC!