I Want a Bedroom Redesign

1189This has me thinking about moving my bed that way. Would I have more space or not? Hmmmm.

It’s complicated by the fact that my bedroom is also my home office and pretty much everything else except the kitchen and bathroom. Luckily the laundry isn’t in here too.

via – 27 Eye-Catching Traditional Bedroom Designs That Will Enhance Your Home Design | Daily source for inspiration and fresh ideas on Architecture, Art and Design.

National Regifting Day

National Regifting Day
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle…Regift

In honor of holiday office parties and the “unique” gifts exchanged at them, the creators of Regiftable.com have declared the third Thursday in December as National Regifting Day.

This date is particularly appropriate since, according to our unscientific research, the third Thursday of December it is the most common day for a holiday office party. And, according to our very scientific research, 4 in 10 regifters (41%) target coworkers as the recipients of their regifts.

We’d like to suggest that you bring regifting out of the supply closet and turn your gift exchange into a regifting party. In case you are hesitant to break tradition, you can rest assured that the majority (60%) of people think that regifting is becoming more accepted; the top two reasons are to save some green.

25% believe that regifting is becoming more accepted because it is a way to save on holiday expenses.
14% believe that regifting is becoming more accepted because it is a method of recycling.
Q: What’s slightly used and green all over?
A: A regift, of course!

It’s also my birthday.

Scrap Club: A New Twist on Recycling

the bottom line is that we supply you with sledgehammers, crowbars, bats and pipes to destroy various household objects such as tvs, washing machines, cookers, computers, musical instruments, office furniture and the occasional car….all the objects are sourced from the streets usually dumped and/or are donated to us as useless objects beyond their original use….everything destroyed is scrap…if it works we don’t use it….safety is of course paramount so you will be provided with professional safety equipment such as goggles, helmets and gloves professional first-aiders are always on hand just in case…..names are chosen randomly, 10 people at a time get 10 minutes in the ‘scrap pit’ and everybody gets a turn….

via What happens | Scrapclub.

What happens | Scrapclub

http://www.scrapclub.co.uk/what-happens

the bottom line is that we supply you with sledgehammers, crowbars, bats and pipes to destroy various household objects such as tvs, washing machines, cookers, computers, musical instruments, office furniture and the occasional car….all the objects are sourced from the streets (usually dumped) and/or are donated to us as useless objects beyond their original use….everything destroyed is scrap…if it works we don’t use it….safety is of course paramount so you will be provided with professional safety equipment such as goggles, helmets and gloves (professional first-aiders are always on hand just in case)…..names are chosen randomly, 10 people at a time get 10 minutes in the `scrap pit’ and everybody gets a turn….

Back Online Again

I’m back. I had no Internet this week. My modem fried and Bell can’t replace it at any of their offices, though there are several in town. So I changed to Rogers and had to wait till today to be set up again. If the modem dies you can take it to a Rogers office and get it replaced that day. Seems stupid for Bell to have offices to just sell cell phones instead of letting people replace equipment too.

Nice to be back online I missed being able to look up bits of things and checking my bank account. Funny how little things stand out more than the bigger things. But, I could have been due a mini break to refresh and get new ideas.

Mature

It’s the 19th, a month away from my birthday. One of the women at work seems to enjoy poking my age at me. It’s different being the oldest (or one of the oldest) at work these days. At school and all my early jobs I was the youngest. Grew up the oldest of four kids and yet I started school that few months early cause of my December birthday. Quit school later on and became a 16 year old working full time in an office full of adults. Sometime later I went to college as a mature student. I wasn’t much older than the other students and there were two other women who were older, Mother’s of children and married as well. I didn’t feel I was old, just somewhere in between the two age groups. At work at Zellers I wasn’t the oldest, somewhere in the middle there too.

The Unkindness of Maggots

Why do some people take some kind of joy in picking on other people? Some are down right miserable nasty maggots about it. Others are more subtle and it’s not till you are walking away you realize they’ve just lasered off your arm with their sharp, mean comments.

I do not understand this kind of thinking. It’s why I don’t like working in an office or any kind of group really. I seem to be a sweet little target for these people. I’m nice you see. Often people assume someone nice is someone easy to hurt. Often we are. So we make a sweet, juicy target and they are sure they can get a nice reaction from us. Like having an allergy, we get all blotchy, swollen and emotional.

It is just pure nastiness. I have to hope there is some kind of ultimate judgment, whether a god, karma or something else entirely unknown to us mere mortals. I would like to think that this undeserved nastiness gets some kind of ultimate payback.

Yet, the only reason I can think that these people hurt others is cause they are so badly hurt themselves. It must be a way of striking out. It is cowardly though to strike at easy targets and not at the source of your misery. True you aren’t likely to overthrow the government and you can’t really do all that much about your parents, landlord and others who you owe something to and need their goodwill. That is not an excuse to attack a passerby, someone not doing anything at all to injure yourself.

It is a petty thing, to attack another person in this way. It is malicious. No matter their reasons for doing it I do hope they suffer for it later. Even if I have to suffer for wishing it. I hope all of those who have attacked nice people will suffer for it and in a bad way. I think they should be put on display in a glass case, to illustrate the word nasty. Let people walk by and point at them and cringe away from something nasty or just laugh cause they are behind glass and have at last lost their sting. It would be very good for them to be made harmless and understand how it feels to be at the whim of someone else, someone possibly as nasty as they were to others.

This post does not reflect the day I am having today. Just something I think of from past days.

One Last Gift

Indie Bloggers Weekly Challenge – 77 Words regarding:

You wake up and your apartment smells like ass. You walk into the living room to find that your one night stand took a dump in the middle of your kitchen. Indignant, you box it up, take it to work and toss it on their desk in full view of other workers, saying ‘you forgot this.’ You tell everyone what happened and the person is ostracized at work. Three days later, you get called into the office and the HR person writes you up and demands that you write a letter of apology and attend sensitivity classes for your wanton act of shitscrimination. Write your apology.

Dear Bruce,

My thanks to you. I don’t think I ever would have moved to my wonderful new apartment and this great new job if it weren’t for you.

My gift to you is on this letter. I grew it in traces of your human waste, left at my place. But, you are their preferred host. You may already notice scabby wart-like things on your fingers, parasites. That’s them!

Good luck with your new, hungry, friends.

Job Interview Tips

Things not to do in a job interview…

Stare right at them, directly in the eyes and don’t speak at all.

Shake their hand, pat them on the arm, lean in close to talk and then casually mention you’ve got a really bad cold.

Lock the office door before you sit down and tell her you want complete privacy for this interview.

Bring out your wallet and try to bribe him/ her with your McDonald’s coupon.

Pick your nose, or anything else body related.

Make jokes about the people in photos on his or her desk.

Tease the interviewer about her wardrobe choices and hairstyle.

Suggest you could do his/ her job but you’d need a big raise.

Talk to yourself, about yourself.

Go on and on about how great your blog is and how you really like to post pictures of your pet goldfish, Little Swimmer.

Chat about all your aches and pains and how you really hope the job’s benefits will kick in soon.

Talk to them while looking at something just past their head, never make eye contact, just a lot of near misses.

Shake their hand and suggest you beat them at arm wrestling next.

Tell them how you like your coffee and don’t mind to wait while they go get it for you.

Start the conversation by telling them about what an awful hangover you’ve got this morning.

Steal office supplies from his/ her desk.

Ask them why they’re still here at such a dull company, doing such a dead end job.

Offer up all your ideas for getting rid of bodies.

Ask them for personal information like a home address and phone number so you can call them every day to ask when you’re getting the job.

Squish a bug and offer them the remains so they can see that green goo coming out of it.

Hope this list helps someone. Good luck out there!