Saturday, November 22, 2008

Almost busiest time of the year!

One of the truly joyous aspects of working at a company whose primary function is retail sales is the Christmas holiday season. Since this is the busiest time of year, and since this Christmas is combined with a once in a century economic meltdown worldwide, the department in which I work is going to be doubly inundated.

Which brings me to my main problem - my intellectual "eyes bigger than my stomach" problem. Because you see, I thought I could handle a full time job and a full time school load. And I have. But just barely, and starting next week, there is mandatory overtime scheduled.

It's going to be fun.

So, to anyone out there who wants to write me an email or talk to me in any way, shape or form - I am likely to send Christmas cards as a way to decompress, but that's probably about it in the way of communication for the next 5-6 weeks.

Did I mention it's going to be fun!?

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


I am in such a fabulous mood. I was cautiously optimistic before the election, and I am SO HAPPY that Obama won by such a huge electoral margin. That's a very clear mandate, unlike just having Florida or Ohio deciding the election.

Today, I'm more proud to be an American than I ever have before as an adult.

Don't worry, I'm sure it'll wear off soon. ;)

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Funny definitions

Communism: you have two cows. The government takes both and gives you the milk.

Socialism: You have two cows. You give one to your neighbor.

Fascism: You have two cows. The government takes both and sells the milk.

Nazism: You have two cows. The government takes both and shoots you.

Bureaucracy: You have two cows. The government takes both, shoots one, then pours the milk down the drain.

Capitalism: You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull.

Not precisely correct, but made me smile. I'm completely on tenterhooks for the next two days. I'm wearing my Obama/Biden t-shirt and hoping the undecideds who don't know how to use their new voting technology don't screw it up for the rest of us. Two more days and no more political ads! Woo-hoo!