Friday, May 23, 2008


Just some random things to which I can only respond...seriously? (It's either that or wtf, but I try to use better language here than I do in real life...seriously.)

I'm driving on a bridge, which tends to get backed up as people refuse to adhere to normal stop sign rules. But I'm waiting patiently in my left lane to eventually make my left turn. There's an ambulance trying to get through. The guy on the right turns in a way so that I can move aside for the ambulance. All the cars behind the ambulance refuse to let me back in!!

Last Saturday, it was 90 plus degrees and we were sweating it out at Disneyland. This Saturday, my sister is hosting what was supposed to be a pool party. It's now raining and icky and 60 degrees.

In an online community of moms, we were asked what kind of things could corporations do at our children's schools to earn our good will. One mother answered, "put God back in the schools." I was unaware that God was taking corporate sponsorships.

I can't get into details here, but there are people interfering with KIPP LA Prep who have no business doing so. Instead of letting the people who are there every day make important decisions which affect me and my family, they're letting things happen that have no business happening. Do NOT mess with my daughter's education! I'm prepping to assume a battle position.

My cellmate - I mean, cube neighbor - is one of the most annoying people on Earth. He's not a bad person in a mean way, but he's so dreadfully monotonous - in his tone, in what he says - he makes me want to hurl things. He says coolio (and I have since dubbed him as such), he voted for Archuleta, he bounces when he walks, he gives oh-so-helpful advice, like water being more replenishing than soda. He wants to go back in time and vote for Reagan ('cuz you know, then Reagan may have won). After being here three (3!) months, he was having people hang up and call back when they wanted to leave a voice mail because he didn't know how to transfer them. I have heard every. single. detail of his "surprise" proposal to his girlfriend at Disneyland. I am hearing every. single. detail. of the planning of the wedding. I have started calling people desperately, saying "talk to me" just to try and not hear the details. (If you get such a call, please work with me here. I'm a single mom; I can't go to jail.) I confess, my hatred for him is beyond what's necessary to the situation, but I just don't know how to stop.

People who make a lot more money than me (and have higher degrees of education, too) do not know the proper use of "advice" and "advise." And the possessives (its v. it's)? Fugeddaboutit. (Not my lawyers, btw.)

Can an atheist say TGIF? Well, I'm saying it!! And TG Memorial Day weekend, too. Clearly, I'm in need of a little downtime. Hope you all find great gas deals, and are enjoying better weather!


Kori said...

I hope your weekend is better than you expect, and I hope all those fuckers on the birdge burn in hell. As for Coolio? Words don't suffice. Want my toll-free work # so you can call me?

Meg said...

I'm all for battle positions when it comes to your kids' education.

Have a good weekend--I hope the weather changes.

Anonymous said...

I have such a hard time understanding people who don't get out of the way of ambulances. All I can say is that I hope I'm never in one when the ass holes don't move.

I'll email you my phone number... but I think I might help you plan Coolio's demise, not talk you out of orchestrating it.

Gear up for a major battle. I admire your plan to attack those who are interfering in your daughter's school.

Jen said...

Let me know if you need help with the school battle. I'm good with school battles.

And just the fact that he voted for Archuleta says it all. ;-)

Have a RELAXED weekend.

MarĂ­a said...

Bridges. *shudders*

Don Mills Diva said...

" I was unaware God was taking corporate sponsorships."


Have a great long weekend.

LunaNik said...

It's the new milenium, sweet pea...EVERYONE takes corporate sponsorships...especially god.

As for Coolio, I totally understand. There's a lawyer I work with who is so boring, so monotoned, so bleh that I want to jam pencils in my ears whenever he speaks to me. Seriously.

KG said...

I'd kill Coolio. I couldn't stand it - I swear work wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for the fact that you have to work with other people.

OHmommy said...

LMAO.... are you still part of online mom's communities. They made me feel so horrible! UGH!

sybil law said...

I hate crap drivers. People suck sometimes!
Also, your cube neighbor, Coolio, sounds like a total douchebag. I feel for you - I really do.
Hope you have a great weekend! I am majorly hungover today, and keep sneaking off from the party we're having. I want people to leave.

Me. Here. Right now. said...

I did bring the cooler weather to So Cal - sorry you couldn't have delayed your Disneyworld trip!

I was like WTF? Rain in So Cal in May? Sorry about that.

Dingo said...

This post cracked me up -- except for the part about them messing with the girls' education. Well, I admit, that cracked me up, too. They are not going to know what hit them if you have to go off on them.

Coolio sounds unbelievably annoying. It sometimes seems that our rage at people like that is out of proportion but unless you've had to work with someone like Coolio, you'll just never understand, right?