Friday, October 31, 2003

Hypothyroidism apparently runs in my family. And now it looks like that's what I have. "It's minor" the doctor says. Harrumph. I'm only 27 for christ's sake. Oh well. What can you do?

Halloween is making me rather angry this year. We had this Halloween decorating contest at work, as I mentioned below, and the judging was yesterday. Everyone who didn't decorate was eligible to vote on their favorite cube. There were three places, and we didn't win shit. I was shocked. I want a recount. Sure, I expected the guy with the fog machine to take 1st, but WE had a dead body draped over a desk! The group who took second had a stuffed witch in a box. Tell me that's fair. Oh well. It's those damned hanging chads, I guess.

And THEN, if that wasn't enough, my Halloween costume STILL hasn't come. I have a party tonight, and I'm going to be very upset if I have to go out and buy ANOTHER costume. Of course I realize it's my fault. I should know better than to buy a costume off of ebay from someone in Canada a week and half before I need it. Maybe I can get my $40 back.

Bah. Humbug.

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Okay I don't like getting messages from my doctor (who I just visited yesterday) asking me to call her back about my labwork. That's just damn scary. Am I dying? Do I have some sort of weird growth? Cancer? Rickets? Am I barren? Maybe I'm paranoid. Maybe she's just going to tell me that everything is fine and that she just wanted to tell me that in person. Or maybe she's calling to tell me that I only have 3 days to live! If that's the case, I guess I better have a damn good time on Halloween. Maybe I better designate a beneficiary for my oh so huge 401k plan. hm. Do I have life insurance? Maybe I should look at that, too.

Can we have some more Law & Order shows, please? I just don't think there are enough. Add more networks that air the show, or something! Jeez. Sarcasm aside, I think it's pretty sad when there are three (yes, three) networks airing the show at the same time. Granted they are different episodes (at least I hope so), but still. Is the show really that good? I guess people love seeing stories "ripped from the headlines" or something.
Watch the news. CNN to be exact.

Tuesday, October 28, 2003

For some very odd odd reason, I can't think of anything to say. Now that is unusual. Nothing really has happened today, outside of the norm; traffic wasn't too bad this morning, I had my coffee and doctor's appointment (I barely felt violated) without incident, Carrie's still trying to win 3 million off of the radio, nothing's happened. Although I know, tonight, when I'm at home and nowhere close to a computer, I'll be thinking up all kinds of things to blog about. Oh well. I guess I'll have to do it the old-fashioned way and actually write something down, instead of typing. Write? What's that?

Friday, October 24, 2003

Ah. Halloween season. We're having this Halloween decorating contest at work, but we can't have anything close to the ceiling because of the "fire hazard". Because maybe, just maybe, one of our spider webs will spontaneously combust causing the sprinklers to go off and the very very thin crepe paper of the streamers will block the sprinklers from reaching "where they need to reach to put out the fire". I mean, really. The streamers practically disintegrate when you touch them. And water's going to be blocked by them? Brilliance. Sheer brilliance.

Thursday, October 23, 2003

Shannon's Pet Peeves:

~ People who cross the street against the light. This is not how we use crosswalks people! Wait for the little walking man, and you won't get killed. By me.

~ Slow elevators. I'd rather not spend any more time than necessary in a metal box. Thank you.

~ Fire drills. We're adults. If there's an emergency, I think we can find our way out of the building. Unless you're stupid.

~ Stupid people. Enough said.

~ Pan-handlers. If I don't know you, I'm not going to give you money just because you're dirty and say you need it.

~ Soap Operas. Show me a real person named Blade.

~ Pop Ups. Need I say more?

~People who stand waiting directly in front of closed elevator doors. Do you really need to be that close? You have to be the first one on the elevator? You know, there are other people in the world who ride elevators...

Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Why does the trash guy have to wear so much cologne? I mean, I appreciate him emptying my trash can every day, but I like to be able to breathe, too. Lighten it up a little, okay man? Just a dab, not a bath.

So I was told that there haven't been any updates to my blog. We can't have that, now can we? I guess I better keep up with this thing better. So anyway, I spent the past weekend in the heart of Amish country, Pennsylvania. It's amazing that those people can live the way they do. I gots to have my "While You Were Out", "Trading Spaces" and "Smallville".

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

This just makes me chuckle. Especially since I work for CNN, and this billboard, "Brought to you by your friends at Fox News", is across the street from our main building. Oh, the pettiness.

The article.

Wow. I've created a blog. All by my little self. Now what should I do with it?