trials of a troll trying to get by in a world messed up by humankind [ I'M AT UTC -5]

Saturday, October 21, 2006

T’was a gentle day…slept for about 11 hours last night…up a few times but awoke rested…had the day off so broke the current streak of 14 days in the plant…got up…wrote some checks…(thought the mail had probably come so missed one that came today so have written it this evening and will post that tomorrow)…went out and posted the checks, did a little window shopping…they have a nice corduroy sport coat at T.J. Max which I almost got and will probably talk myself into sometime next week…had a nice Gyro sandwich at the Apollo, served open face with coffee…and then a very gentle rest of the day…a little supper of good local sharp cheddar, a couple of local Amish hard pretzels, and a local sausage called Crogan baloney…only made by a few shops and farms around a little burg to the northeast of here…a Mennonite/German ethnic area…truth be told cat Aggie Sue probably ate almost as much of that sausage as I did…

Need to be up early tomorrow as I need to check in and do a few things at work before I need to be at worship team warm-ups at church about 8 AM…

Friday, October 20, 2006

We had our first snow fall of the season, 3 to 5 inches of wet, slushy…ugly snow…on the bright side work went pretty well tonight and I don’t have to go in tomorrow…or at least not yet…one can never tell…plant is running 24/7 so pager is on 24/7…

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Today was not a good day work wise…too many problems…too much drama…enough said…

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Jeffery won Project Runway…no frigging way…well maybe but I just don’t dig his style…
I have a problem, well really it’s a problem shared by several…okay in today’s speak it’s probably an issue…but I’m old so forgive me…but in truth it’s neither…more a deep rooted concern …but I don’t think that I can speak out about it…anything I could say…would immediately cause the peep involved to throw up the old “defensive wall” and defend rather then listen…I see a train wreck coming but am powerless to prevent it…let’s hope that I just assuming the worst case scenario ( it is one of my greatest faults) and I’m wrong…and everything will work out…but this time I fear I am not wrong…

Sunday, October 15, 2006

When the checks get to and clear I will be debt free for the first time in, well I’m really not sure, the residue of dad’s estate has allow me this…but given the choice between debt free and dad still with me …I’d take dad still with me…my debt was really not my fault but rather my ex maxing the cards before she ran away to points unknown…but it was actually my fault for trusting one who really didn’t have my best interests at heart and I accept that responsibility…

I am trying to decide if I really have the commitment to do the choral society this fall…have skipped the last two rehearsals…last week because I was physically unable to deal…and this week because I was emotionally unable to deal…

I have decided that rarely if every the nuts fall very far from the tree…spoke to the daughter last night…both her and her hubby work and have a small parrot…who listens to the local translator of the classic music station in the “Cuse while they are away at work…this is the weekend when the peeps that listen can vote and the top 40 favs are played…when asked my D said she had discussed the top 5 choices with her parrot and had submitted his votes…just think about discussing the top 5 favorite pieces of classical music with your small parrot…the nuts don’t fall far from the tree…the only diff here is I discuss things and choices with my cats…

The really reason I did not attend the choral group today was my voice was shot after services today at my local church…despite being less the 100%, worship team went well…the M-lady has a beautiful low alto voice and we had a great time “playing off” each other today…if I could only convince her that she really was right on the button and would sing out a bit more it would be glorious…

(Pause while I run to the can)

Most of the high mucks at work will be at a trade show this coming week so should turn into an absolute freak show at work…always does as the lesser up stairs dudes and dudette are in charge and really don’t have a clue…I assume that my pager and voice mail will be giggling…and email…work based email is the worse possible option you could chose…unless you email me the first and last hour of the day you have very little chance of me seeing it…because for the other 6 hours I am almost never at my desk…

An example…quote the head of marketing on a voice mail…”Why haven’t you responded to my email of 3 hours ago…it is your responsibility to check that”…quoth the trollie…”first of all it was only sent an hour ago, and second of all I haven’t been at my desk in 3 hours”…not to mention her poor choices of trying to reach me…best choice as I am never at my desk and am on the run most days between two buildings is my pager…then voice mail…then email…but she chooses to use email first, then voice mail, then carrier pidgin, and her last choice is pager…I give up

I would love and both hate a job where I was anchored to a desk…but that’s not the case so live and learn…assuming your are able

(/rant)

Nite all