Teh Squeaky Wheel
1966 – The game “Twister” was featured on the “Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson.
TGIF from overcast yet Happy Larryville, GN!
Sorry you’ve had a rough week at KFH&BBQ and hope that you can get many of teh “issues” resolved by this afternoon.
Bummer that none of your volunteers consulted with you re tonight’s “Cinco de Quatro” theme prior to promoting it. Would you like me to stop by La Sabrosita on teh way over to pick-up some comestibles? (Or would Taco Bell be more, erm, appropriate for your crowd’s palates?) 😉
Teh thought of Mexican food / BBQ reminds me of El Torito’s periodic Twice-Grilled BBQ Burritos, which had one of the bestest BBQ sauces evar.
Off to perform annoying but necessary duties; BBL.
Happy Friday, Gerbil Nation!
Greetings from toasty SoCal. It’s going to be another scorcher, but it’s supposed to drop about 20 degrees on Sunday.
GOOD MORNING EVERYONE!
Greetings from delightfully below seasonal temps Bountiful.
I sure do hope y’all have a wonderful day, ’cause you just know I will.
DANG, I missed the voting from last Friday’s Caption Contest. Who won?
Subtle. (I pronounced the ‘b’ in that.) It’s up riiiight now!
Sorry so late. I have no excuse, I’m just sorry. No, really. A sorry excuse for a Caption Mistress. Would a free canteen make up for that? Maybe a rusted bread pan?
Guess I’ll have to wait until tonight to spring my hugely witty bons mots on an unsuspecting GN and get the win.
Busy busy busy. Hot and windy again here today but the fires are well south of us and no new ones sprang up overnight. EABBQ tomorrow for any of you gerbils in the SoCal area.
Kings lost last night. Again. Down by 2 now. My one hope is that whatever slight injury Quick sustained during warmups will prompt Sutter to put in Bernier for Saturday’s game.
Having trouble with my hummers. The bees have found the feeder and are making life miserable for all. Reading the experts on this, they all claim that if you just move the food source over a few feet, the bees won’t be able to find it. Im skeptical, but will give it a try.
Kind of a funny story from my friend in Houston. She got called into HR for an argument that she had with her boss. He claims she’s overly aggressive during their conversations; one aggressive gesture is her leaning forward on the desk while talking with him. She’s got this guy just plain scared of her. Anyhow, her comment to HR was along the lines that this is Texas and her boss ought to grow a pair.
How did HR respond to that?
Both her and her manager are to be punished by taking Communications and Sensitivity Training.
While I would never call my friend ‘sensitive’, she’s not really nasty. Got a bitter sarcastic tone to her at times, but ‘aggressive’? Not really.
We were out dining one night in Houston with a group of friends and the AC must have kicked on cuz the temperature dropped noticeably-this prompted one friend to say “Damn, it just got really cold-did XXXX open a vein?” Which prompted a real sharp look before we all burst out laughing.
It might be fun to hear her and the “sensitivity trainer” discussing the issues.
Yeah, I imagine that would be a hoot. I’d pay for a video of those sessions. To be fair, she did admit that she was somewhat out of line with her boss but wasnt in no way threatening-except maybe in leaning forward and exposing her cleavage.
When I was Production Control Mgr years ago, I made a goof recreating the BOM for an obsolete product that Marketing had worked really hard to sell so that we could get rid of the inventory. When it came out in the daily staff mtg, the VP Ops blew up-“Who is the GD f**king stupid SOB that left that off the BOM” and I dutifully raised my hand and said it was me. He went on yelling at me for another minute, closed with fix the problem and don’t do that again, and that was it.
The proposed solution strikes me as similar to stupid “zero tolerance” school policies which treat bullying victims who fight back precisely the same way as the aggressor.
Seems unfair to send your friend to teh “PC / Lawsuit Avoidance” training; they ought to just purchase her boss some “big boy pants” and tell him to either act like a leader or get demoted.
Sadly, I suspect simple, common-sense management is no longer permitted in corporate America.
I see Il Douchey is blaming violence in Mexico on American guns:
“…I will continue to do everything in my power to pass common-sense reforms that keep guns out of the hands of criminals and dangerous people.
An enterprising reporter might pose a question re Fast & Furious…
Of course he is. What I found funny, watching part of his speech, is the crowd reaction when he said he wants to make it easier for the Mexicans to come and stay in our country. The Dream Act and his other assorted bullshit. The crowd cheered wildly.
I’m in a foreign country and its citizens cheer and applaud when I say we’ll make it easier for you to leave your country and come to ours. How sick is that?
Anyhow, her comment to HR was along the lines that this is Texas and her boss ought to grow a pair.
I love that.
And how I wish I could say sh¡t like that.
Especially since I got an email from my co-worker this morning -- *just* noticing the “last minute changes”.
I was actually able (with some tweaking from my buddy Bob) to reply that they’d been informed every step of the way -- and in no way were the changes surprising.
I don’t know what the hell’s going on in our respective workplaces, but it sure seems like my seester Kaaaate-y and I are having issues at the same time.
No, it’s not.
I blame the newly-minted MBAs that get hired and have to re-brand every possible thing they get their hands on (using the latest thesaurus) and overstaffed HR offices with nothing better to do (and no sh¡t, we have an HR person whose sole function is to manage the office cafe’s Twitter account).
My workplace really shouldn’t be involved in my “personal” development -- let me do my damn job and get good at it, won’t you? How’s that for a fvcking novel idea?
/cutting rant off before I get on a real tear
That’s a really good idea, X, and one I fully support.
And Sven, thanks for reminding me of “Operation Mindcrime” -- I forgot how much I liked it.
They are playing in Texas, go see ’em. You’ll enjoy the show.
Mr. X won’t go to concerts anymore.
I’d have to find another date.
There are very few who have a taste for our music out here.
Man, either the winds shifted or we are in a world of trouble. The whole valley is filled with smoke-maybe a half mile visibility and getting worse.
It appears the winds have shifted and the fire is moving northeast.
Yeah, it was all smoke from Camarillo, but it sure filled the valley up. It’s blowing through into LA now.