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16 fun facts about me!

vb:

mfs:

yes, I know this is a little tedious, cheesy or whatnot but I figured what the hell. I’d really like to see the people I tagged do this too, pretty please?

Rules: Once you’ve been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 16 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 16 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it’s because I want to know more about you.

I was tagged by vb

  1. I take a lot of pictures of vanity plates.
  2. I was expelled from every school I attended before 12th grade.
  3. I made the principal’s list in 12th grade because I had a really hot teachers for English and Science that year.
  4. I was once a plumber. I am still frequently tempted to fix leaks and unclog drains.
  5. I made a lot of money in Multi Level Marketing but quit because it was a scam.
  6. I sold high end jewelry for a short while. Diamonds are also a scam.
  7. My desk at work is not at all clean or tidy. My desk at home is much worse. The rest of my house is really clean, but this is primarily due to housemates.
  8. I work for a fortune 100 company.
  9. I went to a KISS concert at age 9. That’s where it all started.
  10. My Dad tried to get me into photography throughout my childhood and, after ignoring the idea for most of my life, I now carry a camera phone and constantly take pictures and and “moblog” them as I go about my day. There’s actually another reason for this, but it’s as if I’m making up for lost time. My Dad looks at them all. He probably laughed really loud reading this.
  11. My first skateboard was made of wood and had wheels that were definitely not synthetic. I don’t think they even had ball bearings.
  12. I can play the guitar like ringin’ a bell.
  13. I love black olives on pizza. Bonus if they’re real Greek olives.
  14. I lived in the West Village for a while. Then Brooklyn, then UWS.
  15. I was a Mac hater until I got one. Now I only use a PC at work.
  16. I’ve never been tagged on one of these things and, not suprisingly, told myself they were dumb and I would never want to do it anyway…  🙂

now it’s your turn, i am tagging:

johana, sethweisfeld, ariah, emilayyp, nixsantos, capriquarius, kenezra, bluddyellmiss, williac, EL*7, pandaface, crystallinelullaby, ginamon, beartist, lemonwater, marychrist

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The Clash Rocks!

The Clash rocks!

I am glad I now have a huge, instant collection on CD, but I really had to laugh when I opened this box. You see, the really nice folks that went through the trouble to ask the label to send a Johnny Cash box set (after I made a comment about him being one of my lifelong favorite artists) must have left a message for someone who told someone (probably in another message) who may have written a note or, more likely, left another message… and that person was probably thinking…

“why don’t we send him Johnny Cash like we’ve been sending everyone else?”

😉

Clash/Cash.

Very easy to mix up—especially with voice mail or in the handwriting of someone who should have been a doctor. So, I know what I’ll be listening to on my next long ride in the car.

Don’t get me wrong. I am ecstatic about my new music collection and I really do love The Clash, so it’s good times as usual. I was pretty fired up  about the imending delivery of a Johnny Cash box set today though.

I guess it’s iTunes for now!

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You Weren’t Meant to Have a Boss

So working in a group of 10 people within a large organization feels both right and wrong at the same time. On the surface it feels like the kind of group you’re meant to work in, but something major is missing. A job at a big company is like high fructose corn syrup: it has some of the qualities of things you’re meant to like, but is disastrously lacking in others.

Paul Graham You Weren’t Meant to Have a Boss
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Pure and Simple Cafe (5/5) on Yelp.com

Pure and Simple Cafe (5/5) on Yelp.com

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The World of Work – how our jobs make us feel

The World of Work – how our jobs make us feel

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Are Bloggers Permitted To Have Days Off?

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Supposedly:

This is an actual job application a 17-year-old boy submitted at a McDonald’s fast-food establishment in Florida – and they hired him because he was so honest and funny!

NAME: Greg Bulmash

SEX: Not yet. Still waiting for the right person.

DESIRED POSITION: Company’s President or Vice President. But seriously, whatever’s available. If I were in a position to be picky, I wouldn’t be applying here in the first place.

DESIRED SALARY: $185,000 a year plus stock options and a Michael Ovitz style severance package. If that’s not possible, make an offer and we can haggle.

EDUCATION: Yes.

LAST POSITION HELD: Target for middle management hostility.

SALARY: Less than I’m worth.

MOST NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: My incredible collection of stolen pens and post-it notes.

REASON FOR LEAVING: It sucked.

HOURS AVAILABLE TO WORK: Any.

PREFERRED HOURS: 1:30-3:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL SKILLS?

Yes, but they’re better suited to a more intimate environment.

MAY WE CONTACT YOUR CURRENT EMPLOYER? If I had one, would I be here?

DO YOU HAVE ANY PHYSICAL CONDITIONS THAT WOULD PROHIBIT YOU FROM LIFTING UP TO 50 LBS? Of what?

DO YOU HAVE A CAR?

I think the more appropriate question here would be “Do you have a car that runs?”

HAVE YOU RECEIVED ANY SPECIAL AWARDS OR RECOGNITION?

I may already be a winner of the Publishers Clearing house Sweepstakes.

DO YOU SMOKE?

On the job no, on my breaks yes.

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE DOING IN FIVE YEARS?

Living in the Bahamas with a fabulously wealthy dumb sexy blonde super model who thinks I’m the greatest thing since sliced bread. Actually, I’d like to be doing that now.

DO YOU CERTIFY THAT THE ABOVE IS TRUE AND COMPLETE TO THE BEST OF YOUR KNOWLEDGE?

Yes – Absolutely.

SIGN HERE: Aries.

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I sit at a desk with two computers all day making the internet possible for many thousands of people. It’s what I do….. Literally

I sit at a desk with two computers all day making the internet possible for many thousands of people. It’s what I do….. Literally

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paperwork-o-phobia

Lisa: where do you live?
Shawn: Bethesda, MD
Lisa: looking for a facility near your house for the drug screen
Shawn: if there’s one near Reston that would probably be best
Lisa: can you do the test either today or tomorrow?
Shawn: Do I need a form or something?
Lisa: nope. just tell them you are there for a UA for SPrint Nextel and they’ll give you a form to fill out
Shawn: and they do the paperwork? I love it! (I really hate paperwork)
Lisa: He’s starting the background check today
Shawn: I think I have paperwork-o-phobia (if there is such a thing)
Lisa: lol
Shawn: it looks like there is no such thing! http://www.google.com/search?q=paperwork-o-phobia
Lisa: maybe it’s cutting edge
Shawn: it must be if I have it

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from your pizza delivery girl

from your pizza delivery girl