Friday, March 9, 2012

Anger: The Train You Sometimes Can't Stop

For the past few days (who am I kidding, the past week), I've been angry. I'm angry at the economy, angry at my situation and what sparked all my feelings of anger is a conversation I had with someone.

I thought I was having lunch with an individual I recently met, but was asked some weird questions AND when I met her with my brown bag lunch, she said she was full, but let's still talk and we ate in company's conference room while she brought a pad of paper with her.

I hate deception. I mean I really despise it. I become guarded and won't reveal anything about myself because I feel if you don't have the decency to be honest with me, why should I really share any of my true opinions with you.

Needless to say, someone who I thought I was going to have lunch on a friendly level turned out to a cluster-fuck of a 45 minute period of time.

That was over a week ago, but learned this week she probably was interviewing me.

Annoyed beyond belief.

I believe in networking, but I don't believe I'm always having to be on an interview with everyone and every encounter.

Unfortunately, I'm just really, really angry. And, if one person tells me to let it go, well, I'll kick them. I know I'll let go, but sometimes you need to let your anger pass all the train stops along its route before moving on.


- p.s. It doesn't help that I found out yesterday, my cable bill jumped from $100 to $171 to $291 in 3 months AND AT&T doesn't really make their contact information easily accessible. Right now - AT&T SUCKS!

Winner of What's For Dinner Solution

And Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell wins a copy of What's For Dinner Project!

"Day One:The “What’s for Dinner? " Solution Blogger Project"

Blogger Brian Miller said...

dang so are you making enough for all of us to come over? smiles...sounds delicious to me...smiles.

January 31, 2012 11:17 AM
Blogger P said...

The venison sounds amazing!

Blogger Ponchogirl said...

Ponchogirl here. It is true? Are you offering to give out the coveted brussel sprouts recipe? My mouth is watering! Will you be sharing with others?

Blogger Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

You are so ambitious with that menu plan, and it all sounds truly delicious!

It'll be interesting to hear your take on everything after you implement some of her tips and strategies!

Blogger DB said...

I made yummy brussel sprout slaw yesterday, and roasted them as well in a marinade of olive oil, dijon mustard, and lemon juice. Totally yummy.

And when I read "family meals", I thought I was going to be reading your blogger thoughts on some of your fave meals (not) from childhood. Cod fish cakes. Glob. Potatoes and cheese soup and hot dogs.

Blogger SillyStud said...

so... ummm... no brussell sprout recipe and no day 2-5???

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Blogger lacochran's evil twin said...

So how goes the experiment?

Blogger Brian Miller said...

hehe a shot glass in the kitchen...sure....smiles...just kidding...hey i def would be down with pot pie...

Blogger Bonnie said..

I like the thought of using the biscuits for the top of the chicken pot pie. I might actually make pot pie now! Thanks for the idea.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Bumper Stickers

I know some people love to voice their opinions and thoughts through bumper stickers. Whether it a political view, image of a little boy peeing in the air or announcing you're the proud parent of a honor roll student; I don't.

I rarely notice them, but the other day, as I was behind someone at a stop light, I couldn't help but notice the bumper sticker on the car in front of me. It read: My Dog is My Co-Pilot.

WTH people? Do you not realize no one will want to drive behind you with that bumper sticker? All I could imagine, is that if the driver were on his/her cell and was trying to shift/eat/apply makeup/text/read newspaper/change radio station, but needed to swerve because their hands aren't free, they'd honestly want, their co-pilot, THE DOG, jump into action to grab the wheel.

Call me conservative, but I DON'T WANT THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME BEING DRIVEN BY A DOG. I don't care that you own the world's smartest dog. Dogs should not be driving in real-life. Cartoons yes, but in reality no.

Imagine if they did. The first squirrel/cat/small animal to dart in front of vehicle and you'd be driving on someone's lawn thanks to your co-pilot.

So....I have to ask, what runs through the mind of the person who placed the bumper sticker on their car....I'm thinking it's: "Where's the nearest Taco Bell or White Castle drive-thru, I've got the munchies."