Monday, June 27, 2011

Goodbye Telemundo!

Is it wrong to be so excited about getting dish that I contemplated calling in sick all day?  The day we abandoned cable marked the beginning of a few dark months....but we are back on the right track.  I'm super stoked about catching up on meaningless TV, food network and Property Virgins....more than I should be.  Also?  Morning news that is not the Daily Buzz.....Hello George Stephanopoulos!  How I have missed thee.  It's very freeing to say that Telemundo no longer comprises 25% of our channel line up.

Also, my eyes have been opened to the fact that Attic Man?  Most likely the guy that came and did my instillations today...I know it was an act when he pretended to not know where the attic door was or how to open it...creepy?  yes.  Will I make my husband do a quick check through of the attic tonight?  Yes.  and the closets, dryer, behind the curtains and inside the showers.....You can't be too safe.  We are talking about Attic Man here.

Don't pretend that you don't look behind your curtains when you feel creeped out.  And other places that people definitely couldn't fit like in drawers.  Or in the kitchen cabinets.

Safety first, people.  Safety first.

Until next time!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ask About the Free Pizza

So, on my way home from work yesterday, I saw a lemonade stand on the side of the road.  Well, I say on the way home from work, but I was actually on the way home from HEB.  The new and gloriously uncrowded HEB by my house.  I never thought I'd enjoy grocery, my how the turn tables.  (Michael Scott quote, for those of you who aren't keeping up - you're welcome.)

So, I see this lemonade stand with a very large sign:  LEMONADE and MORE!  My husband and I were being drawn in with this advertising of a 9-year-old.  Then upon second glance, we see more to the sign:  Ask about the free pizza!  Way. to. go.  This kid has already figured out life.

I'm jealous.

'til next time!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

If I Ran the World, Things Would Make More Sense

Drinking leftover morning coffee at 2:15 PM to stay awake is almost as un-enjoyable as being moved into the 10 Items or Less line by an HEB worker when you clearly have >10 items in your cart.  I understand that someone is assigned the task of Line Management on the afternoon shift at HEB, but moving to that line with 20+ items causes everyone in line near you to eye your cart and give each other sideways glances while winking at the cashier, who, in turn, eyes your cart and returns the winks of those in line around you.  If I ran the world, I would classify how many items each line should have, and the Line Manager would not cross those categories.  Signs at HEB in my universe:

10 Items or Less
Greater Than or Equal to 10 Items, but Less Than 25
Greater Than or Equal to 25 Items, but Less Than 50; Did You Count Each Yogurt?
Greater Than 50

I apologize if I made "Than" no longer seem like a word.  Rest assured I feel the same way.

Now that I'm restructuring, it seems like this line system is a waste of space because I don't have the stats on these groups I chose, and one line may be overworked.  People with <10 items should not get rewarded for being unorganized and shopping for 5 things every day while the other majority of the population plans ahead and has >10 items.  On second thought:

10 Items or Less & Line Manager:  Abolished 

Until next time!