Monthly Archives: June 2008

Ask A Stupid Question

Ask A Stupid Question

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Cash Makes me Cringe

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When The Debit Card Machine Breaks

Thank you everyone for playing along with “I verbed a noun because random phrase.” Your answers made me smile.

Today several colleagues, Treva, and I took advantage of McDonald’s free Southwestern Style chicken sandwich deal for lunch. The McDonalds near work is not well known for swift execution of the “fast” part of fast food, but as Momtobe accurately pointed out, “they are always polite.”

As we were walking over Momtobe, leaving the restaurant and heading toward the bank, stopped us and asked if we had cash since the debit card machines weren’t working. After assuring her we were covered and a moment of me trying to figure out why they let it go three days without fixing it (I don’t really eat there all the time) we headed in.

After placing our orders for the McChikFilet I had what might be described as a “Here’s Your Sign” moment, but I still don’t know which one of us gets the sign. The clerk handed me a stack of bills and we had the following conversation:

Me: Thanks. What are you handing me?
Clerk: Your change Sir.
Me (kind of stunned): What specific denominations of bills are you handing me?
Clerk: Uh, oh, they’re all ones.
Me: Eleven dollars in ones?
Clerk: Yes, Sir.
Me: Excellent! more offerings to keep the nap preventing machine of cafeen dispensing goodness happy.

Honestly now. I realize that my question was slightly vague, but it has never, until this point, failed to elicit the answer I was looking for. I guess I now know to be more specific.

Funny times.

I danced with Chuck Norris because Big Bird said to and he’s my leader.

I danced with Chuck Norris because Big Bird said to and he’s my leader.

I got this in e-mail, but decided to unleash it on the blogosphere. Since most of these involve tagging I tag everyone who reads this (it’s my secret plot to figure out who reads this blog). Leave your response in the comments or put it on your own blog and pingback. Have fun!!

Pick the month you were born:

January——-I kicked
February——I loved
March——–I karate chopped
April———-I licked
May——– –I jumped on
June———-I smelled
July———–I did the Macarena With
August——–I had lunch with
September—-I danced with
October——-I sang to
November—–I yelled at
December—–I ran over

Pick the day (number) you were born on:

1——-a birdbath
2——-a monster
3——-a phone
4——-a fork
5——-a snowman
6——-a gangster
7——-my mobile phone
8——-my dog
9——-my best friends’ boyfriend
10——-my neighbor
11——-my science teacher
12——-a banana
13——-a fireman
14——-a stuffed animal
15——-a goat
16——-a pickle
17——-your mom
18——-a buffalo
19—— – a smurf
20——-a baseball bat
21——-a ninja
22——-Chuck Norris
23——-a noodle
24——-a squirrel
25——-a football player
26——-President Bush
27——-David Letterman
28——-an ipod
29——-a surfer
30——-a llama
31——-A homeless guy

Pick the color of shirt you are wearing:

White—- —–because I’m cool like that
Black———because that’s how I roll.
Pink———–because I’m crazy.
Red———–because the voices told me to.
Blue———–because I’m cute and I do what I want
Green———because I think I need some serious help.
Purple———because I’m AWESOME!
Gray———-because Big Bird said to and he’s my leader.
Yellow——–because someone offered me 1,000,000 dollars
Orange——–because my family thinks I’m stupid anyway.
Brown———because I can..
Other———-because I’m a Ninja!
None———-because I can’t control myself!

Now come on. Play along. Just put it in the comments!

My Friends Are Right, I Do Have ADD

My Friends Are Right, I Do Have ADD

Last night I was hanging out with some of the crew online and playing a new MORPG Slipgate Legacy. It also happens that I was reading an article on Insteon, searching for a replacement to the crappy windows clipboard that could hold more than one thing at a time, keeping an eye on Twitter, listening to the scanner, and for some background noise I turned on The DaVinci Code since I had never seen it and wanted to compare it to the book (the ridiculousness of which is the subject matter for some other post).

During the course of our voice chat, I mentioned to my friends that if a movie couldn’t hold my interest while I was engaged in three other activities it just wasn’t worth my time. They all proceeded to inform me that I had ADD. I maintain that I don’t have ADD, I just multi task. A lot. Perhaps to the point of loonacy, but still, it remains multi-tasking.

It did, however, bring to mind a memory from childhood which potentially prooves their point.

Six Thirty in the morning, I’m in the middle of the sweetest dream… [Fine, I’ll stop ripping off Yankee Grey now, but the first part of that was true] Mom wakes me up to give me some eyedrop or another. It so happens I have the scanner, the 2M ham radio, one radio tuned to channel 12 across the room, and the one next to the bed on the morning newscast from channel 6.

She asked how in the world I could keep track of it all, and I smarted off by telling her exactly what was happening on each radio from the traffic stop PD was running, to the morning commute chatter on the local repeater, to whatever news story was going on each TV station. See developing my multitasking skills early. 🙂

It is probably time the truth of one aspect of that morning came out though. The only reason the channel 12 radio wasn’t off was because I was too lazy to get up and turn it off. So, I suppose I was cultivating my procrastination habbit too. Sorry Mom.

So, I’ll leave it up to y’all. Multi tasking, or ADD? 🙂