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Refrigerator Police

You all might recall the blog post last month regarding what I deem to be inappropriate use of certain types of bags in the refrigerator.  Almost a month has passed and I found myself on another miniature tirade of sorts.  I came back from a meeting on another floor well below my own and walked into the kitchen for a nice hot cup of cocoa.  Upon setting foot at the threshold, my nose was assaulted by a most horrific smell.  I honestly think I threw up a little in my mouth it was so bad!!  I looked around so as to confront my attacked like I wasn’t even alone in the kitchen.  “Byler” walks in and I ask her if I am the only one that smells that smell, it was like week old cabbage and feet and it permeated the ENTIRE kitchen area!!  She said, that she smelled it, it was totally gross and it was probably something in the fridge. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Aside

*Taps mic, clears throat*

Excuse me everyone, may I have your attention please?

Dear Clothing Designers,

I am a beautifully curvy woman with an hourglass figure and a gangload of a#$. Therefore I cannot, and should not, wear extremely short shorts… or short shorts that matter.  Please make shorts at a length for me that will not have half of my lusciousness hanging out or that my grandmother would wear.

Get it right, it’s hot as hell outside and these jeans are killing me softly!

*Drops mic, exits stage left*

A Public Service Announcement

 

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Don’t Stand So Close to Me!

Hello My Lovelies!!  It is another beautiful day in Zamunda ( I am all about the random movie references!) ! 

By now we all know that I have random, strange and at times hilariously funny encounters with John Q. Public.  This is nothing new and true to form I was accosted last night when I and my hubby went to see The Avengers.  We were standing in line waiting to be let into the theater and some random “woman” ( Using the term loosely as she was not dressed as a respectable example of our fair sex. She basically had on a pair of shorts that could double for boyshorts underwear from Victoria’s Secret, and dingy tank top and a pair of beat up Chuck Taylors ) walks towards me and promptly and unceremoniously plops herself behind me and there is less than a foot between my backside and her front side ( trying to keep it PG ya’ll).  I was sooo uncomfortable and she was sooo close to me that I couldn’t even turn around and say anything to her about it.  So, me being me, I looked over to my right at my husband and said loud enough for her and at least the 4 people in our general vicinity to her me, ” What the deuce!  Why is this broad so close to me?  I mean, I know I am fine and all but dammit she needs to take a good 2 steps back!  I don’t know her like that!  Hell, I don’t know you like that!”  Do you think she moved?  Nope, she continued to stand there staring at the back of my head, or whatever she was doing back there ( I was scared to look)! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Who taught you email etiquette?

The day in the life of an HR Professional is varied and quite funny, if you have daily interactions with employee populations and/or if you are a Recruiter.  Per my last post, “I cannot take you seriously with an email address like that” the shock and awe factor with my work is never-ending and a constant source of entertainment.  So the “Grinds My Gears” post for today is directed at those people who send email blast when looking for work.   Read the rest of this entry »

 

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One Heck of a Week So Far

Happy Hump Day my Lovelies!

Friday was a very lonely work day for me because my partners in crime, Luis and Macie, were both out of the office and so to say the least the day eked by quite slowly.  So I was looking forward to Monday when everything was going to be back to normal; not so much!  Macie was dragging because she was worn out from a long weekend with her family and I had an early morning meeting (which ended up being a pissing contest between me and my former boss… I was the victor!).  But true to form, Sauceboxx a.k.a. Heinz 57 was back!  I said something to her, very innocuous and innocent in nature, and she replied, not even looking at me, “Big Whoop!  You want to fight about it?”  Glad to have her back!

Yesterday we were in configuration meetings from 10-2 and 2-4 and bored to tears and hungry (this is why there wasn’t a post for yesterday… so sorry my dears, I will do better).  I had just come from the Orthopedist earlier that morning and was issued a new knee brace until my surgery in June (more to come on that later).  I was shuffling around the training room we were in  ( I use shuffling for the lack of a better term and to accurately describe my gait- Think of the old Jewish guy from The Simpsons© that sang “Old Grey Mare” ) and the tie came off of my jumper I was wearing.  I was shuffling back to my seat and said, “Oh no, my cloths came off!” and Macie damn near fell out of her seat laughing at me!  She said that she couldn’t wait to see me as an old lady, creeping around and my cloths falling off at random.  Very Heinz 57 type behavior! 

So here’s to long, boring meetings, stale coffee, late lunches and clothes coming off at random around the office!

A.K.A Macie!

  My obsure Simpsons reference!

 

Blessings and Happiness

T. Nicole

 

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Random Thoughts Today

It’s Monday, the one day of the week that gets no love and has posters and t-shirts dedicated to hating it and loving Friday.  I feel bad for poor Monday, I feel badly that it is odious in nature, no one looks forward to it but they would be the first ones to complain if they didn’t live to see it. (Some of ya’ll will get that one on your way home)

When my Mondays are endless, my workload is difficult to balance and I literally want to run somewhere and hide, there is a face that I know will make it all better… Tyson! ( My dog, not the actual boxer… Tyson’s face ( the boxer) would make small children cry).  My friends, and my immediate family, know how I absolutely LOVE my dog!  Now, I don’t dress him in cloths or hats or anything like that but I do lavish attention and money on him.  Tyson is a cheap date on any night of the week, give him an old dish towel or a sock and he is pure entertainment for at least 2 hours that just cost you less than a dollar!  Animals, whether cats, dogs, ferrets ( I so totally want one but my husband vehemently told me no) or hamsters, are creatures that require our care, but also give back so much more than we could really ever hope for.

Tyson is a strange creature in that he has a personality and insight that most humans lack and yet has these really weirdo doggy tendencies.  I was in the hospital late last year for nearly 3 weeks, fighting for my life, so of course I wasn’t home at all.  Tyson is and has been used to seeing me every day, even though I know that he has no real concept of time.  When I did finally come home, my husband put me to bed and let Tyson out of his crate.  This dog lost his ever-loving mind! He ran from the front of the apartment to the master bedroom, jumped up on the bed ( a four-poster king that even I have to climb up into), ran in a circle on the bed, jumped off and ran back the way he came!  Mind you Ty is no Pug or Jack Rus!  Robert and I just sat/stood there with our mouths open, blinking because there were no words to express how nutzo Ty really is.  Ty tears up paper (he shredded an entire roll of toilet paper one day), crawls on his belly underneath our bed and will refuse to come out, he pulls the stuffing out of every toy he has ever owned ( but amazingly doesn’t eat any of it) and places it neatly in little piles on the rug daring you to touch it, he LOVES ice cubes and the occasional french fry.  And he is a sock thief!  Ty will pull the socks right off your feet while you are sitting anywhere, play with them and then they disappear… ( We found his hoard while cleaning under the bed one weekend)

He is mommy’s “Noonie”, daddy’s “Butt Boy” ( due to him wagging his tail so hard that his entire butt moves) and the more often called than not, “Oye, Dog!”  He can be a holy terror but when you have a really crappy day, when nothing seems to go right, when everyone is down on you, you can always depend on Tyson to be overjoyed to see you and right then and there, you are the only thing that matters in his life… with the exception of his rawhide bone. 🙂

            

    

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on April 23, 2012 in Family

 

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Really, that’s what we do in public?

Happy Sunday my lovelies!

It is another beautiful day in the neighborhood and like every Sunday after church, I was hungry. So as we pulled into a local Fuddruckers outside the front door we see this…

This dude was outside the front door rubbing his belly!! Not rubbing his belly over his shirt, not even putting his hand under his shirt but actually lifting his shirt UP and rubbing his belly for the world to see!! Really, that’s what we do in public? Today’s segment of Grind My Gears has to do with inappropriate behavior in public.

This goes far beyond not picking or blowing your nose during meals, especially mine. Nowhere does it say that you rubbing your belly in front of a restaurant, in full view of John Q Public and children is acceptable public behavior. I’m just saying, feel free to discuss amongst yourselves! 😉

Here’s to letting it all hang out!

Blessings and Happiness

T. Nicole

T. Nicole

 

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Happy Saturday!

Hello my dearies!

It is a marvelously gorgeous day here in Houston,TX! After severe thunderstorms yesterday that assaulted Houston and more specifically my sister, (apparently she fought the wind and rain and lost… She was also robbed of her umbrella- love ya sissy!!) we have beautiful, cloud-free skies and it’s 76 degrees!

Have a wonderfully blessed day my lovelies and enjoy each moment for the gift it is.

Blessings and Happiness

T. Nicole

T. Nicole

 
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Posted by on April 21, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Oh, So I Can’t Like Corned Beef?

Happy Friday my lovelies!

Today marks one full week of my first blogging experience and I must say it has been quite a ride.  I am so glad, overjoyed even, that you all have taken a liking to my little graham cracker crumbs of life!!  I hope to keep entertaining and enlightening you as the days, weeks, and months roll on.

Today’s adventure ( because everyday is an adventure with me) took me to Kenny & Ziggy’s a delicatessen in The Galleria in Houston, TX.  I had heard fantastic things about it and figured since I was on my own today that I would try it.  So I saunter in ( I am still fighting with knee pain) around 12:45 and you would think that I had a massive third eye in the middle of my forehead the way those folks were looking at me!  I mean seriously, I nearly backed out of the door with my hands up in a non-threatening posture.   Everything about the way I was ogled, said, ” We think you have made a mistake and we will give you about 10 seconds to correct yourself before someone does it for you.” What? I can’t like corned beef, pastrami and dill pickles?  What?  I can’t like cheese blintzes and potato pancakes?  I call BS on that!!  I asked where to-go orders were taken and walked to the counter with no inkling of fear or intimidation on my face or in my walk ( with the exception of the slight limp that is) and ordered.  Even the line worker looked at me in surprise.  Nonetheless, I ordered, got my food, paid, and went back the way I came.

Just because I am who I am and I look how I look, don’t assume that I am not cultured, refined and enjoy foods outside of my ethnic heritage.  This goes beyond food establishments to the greater community, embrace people of all nationalities, ethic groups and creeds because you never know, you may end up blessed in the process.  Now… Let’s Eat!

Blessings and Happiness

T. Nicole

 

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So… I bring donuts and that makes me the bad guy?

So today, like most days, I brought Macie breakfast because otherwise she will be eating random things… like summer sausage and crackers or random produce that she pulles out of her purse. Out of the kindness of my dear, sweet little heart ( because I am a bubbly ray of sunshine coated in sweetness) I brought Shipley’s donut holes to share with the floor. For those of you who don’t know what Shipley’s is, it has to be the BEST donut place EVER!  So I send an email to my wonderful coworkers “Byler” and “Tandy” ( I have changed the names to protect the guilty) letting them know that I had brought treats. 

Me: I have donut holes @ my desk

“Byler”: You are evil…..down right evil.

Me: At least I brought holes rather than entire donuts…

“Byler”: Touché…

“Tandy” : Has the foolishness started already! I have already eaten (enough for the entire day).  Thanks though!

I thought my logic was sound, donut holes are smaller and therefore less fattening but still delicious!!  A few minutes after the above exchange, I hobbled ( I am having knee issues) over to their area and joked with “Tandy” about me being admonished for bring donut holes.  She told me that she was too through with my foolishness, ragged on me about my knee brace and sent me on my way, laughing the entire time!  I quipped that I was leaving anyway due to someone assaulting the snack machine, pouting and stomping off for good effect. 

So another day begins filled with laughter, random emails and fake pouting on my part.

Happy Hump Day Everyone!

T. Nicole

 
 

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