She talks like a bobble head
Yakking but nothing said
With her mouth a yobbin'
And her head a bobbin'
Sometimes I wish I were dead!
8 hours to go.
It's not that I'm counting, but
8 hours to go!
We're allowed to leave at 3
Here's still more haikus I've written:
I'm very tired
So Jocose is in a mood
Which makes me write these:
My boss must believe
her mouth will fuse if it's still.
Why won't she shut up?????
Asks my opinion
she doesn't care what I say
she's wasting my time
I sit patiently
Not long till she retires.
Then I rule the world!!!!
I went into a meeting the other day, sat down at the table, opened my notebook, and began thumbing through the pages to find the next clean page to write on. I forgot that I had written these while I was at an incredibly boring meeting on the Hill. I didn’t even have to take notes or anything. I was just a body that needed to physically be in the room…so of course my mind wandered, and this is what I did:
The fat man sitteth,
Squeezed tightly into his chair.
He’ll need a shoehorn!
Their eyes glazed over
Trying to pay attention.
What’s this lecture on?
I sent out an email at work this morning, and you know how people have auto-responses if they are out of the office? Well here is one that I received. How awesome is this?
I will be out of the office starting Wednesday, October 12, through some vague point in the not-to-distant future. I will be checking email and voice mail when I can. I hope that this has been helpful.
I often wonder if I really made a wise investment when I borrowed many thousands of dollars from Mr. Stafford to go to graduate school. I mean, instead of wasting my time learning from people who have devoted themselves to study and learning, I could have been working for the government getting a real education.
Here are some things that I have learned since coming to the government (and yes, I know that some of this may have appeared before, but so what? It’s my blog and no one can tell me what to do):
- It is inappropriate to use semicolons in letters
- It is bad to use the word however in letters
- It is not necessary to italicize titles of books or ships, even space ships (I wonder how they would handle the use of italics in the comment above?)
- Even though letters are signed by individuals, it is correct to use we instead of I, even when we refers in one paragraph to NASA alone and the next it refers to NASA and another agency
- Regrettably is better than Unfortunately
- It is incorrect grammar to have a 1 sentence paragraph
- Besides being the past tense and past participle of lend, lent apparently is not a word, and even if it were, it sounds less formal than loaned
- It sounds much more impressive to use myself when you mean me
- Similarly, it sounds much more impressive to use I when you mean me
- One should never split a hyphenated word across lines
I need to get out of here!
Attending a work-related function and bumping into your ex-girlfriend’s mother.
Yes, I was at the Goddard event last night that I mentioned in Worship Him. I had forgotten that her mother works out there. Anyway, I was helping to stuff bags and I hear this woman say to me, “How did you get roped into doing this?”
What am I supposed to say to my ex’s mother? My ex, I might add, who I put up with for 3 long, grueling years. My ex, I might add, who had no love for me and treated me like dirt. I really wanted to say, “I’m sorry, I don’t mean to be rude, but what the fuck could you possibly think I have to say to you after your daughter hasn’t talked to me for 9 months? Do you really think I want to stand here and make small talk with you?”
Fortunately, I was saved by the fact that I was busy doing work. I was very cordial, and all I said was, “Hey, good to see you. This counts as other duties as assigned, so I’m pitching in to help.”
And I promptly walked away and avoided her the rest of the evening.
Now, I have to give her credit for being friendly and talking to me in the first place, but did she really think I was going to want to talk to her?
Today is another incredibly boring day. I think I’m on day 15 or so (katrinalloyd is keeping track) with nothing to do. My boss gave me a task yesterday to do, but when I got here this morning, I discovered that she had already done it for me.
My boredom led me to this web site, and I have tried my hand at some haiku.
I have to find a new job
That challenges me
I’m wasting my time
Could be playing in the sun
Basking in the heat
I endure the pain
Voice like nails on a chalkboard
I have no earplugs
I despise it here
I don’t like anyone here
Must get out of here