Bitchfest

I'm on a rant today, and you're welcome to join along.  Damn, I'm pissed!

This has not been my week.  Also, in case I have any chauvinists out there reading, let me say up front I'm not PMSing.  I'm just bitching, and there's a distinct difference.

Rant #1
It started with The Winds, as we call them.  If you don't live in Southern California you most assuredly have heard of the Santa Ana winds which occur here this time of year.  They are strong, usually warm, easterly, winds which create all sorts of havoc.  For many people The Winds are just a nuisance.  They create a mess of leaves, hot temperatures, and fallen trees. 

For those of us who live in canyons, The Winds are an entirely different phenomenon.  Especially for those of us who live adjacent to wilderness areas.  The threat of wildfires, or arson induced fires, causes us to be increasingly vigilant when The Winds arrive.  I, personally, have been evacuated due to fires twice in my years living in this house.  Last year we had so much smoke from a nearby fire that my entire family became ill from breathing it.   

You saw pictures last week which were taken from my backyard.  Our house is the primary wind block for the street we live on.  The winds come down the canyon like a freight train hitting the back of our house sometimes at speeds of up to 100 mph  (this week it was around 70 mph). 

We've had heavy patio furniture lifted 20 feet and end up in our pool.  A neighbor's window blew out of their  house and into our backyard once.  There are no words to describe the intensity of The Winds in our canyon.  Our entire house vibrates and the windows shake as if they are going to blow in.  And yes, they actually have before.

We get no sleep when The Winds come.  It's impossible to sleep when you just know your bedroom window is going to land on you any minute.  The entire house shudders as if it is about to become Oz-bound.  Sleep is not possible, at all.  Fortunately, this time the worst was over after two sleepless nights.  By the third night, the winds were less severe and we were able to snooze intermittently.  This is how my week began.  Sleepless.

Rant #2
In addition to no sleep, my computer decided to die on me.  Every blogger's nightmare is to become unplugged, so to speak.  Fortunately for me, my local repair guy was able to make all of the repairs in about 24 hours.  It wasn't outrageously expensive, but I lost some data.  Among other things, I lost the list of a lot of my reader's sites (which I try to visit frequently).  As you leave me comments with your URL's, I will rebuild my database. 

I thought I was going to write a humorous recap of my encounter with my computer repair guy, but I realized I can't.  He now knows all about Twenty Four At Heart and might be reading this very post.  Suffice it to say that he is from a very conservative middle eastern country.  (You know, where women stay covered in burkas.)  When I went to pick up my computer he wanted to show me what data he was able to save.

Wouldn't you know he pulled up my blog with the headline, "I'm Too Sexy for my Blog" first?  I may have blushed just a little bit.  That was followed by some graphically worded email correspondence from last weekend with BHJ regarding sexual intercourse.  To clarify, there were some graphic emails BHJ and I exchanged about fucking people.  All in regard to my post, of course, but nonetheless.  Masul did not look at me as if I were the same woman he's known for several years after taking a close look into my laptop.

As he stood there talking to me about my computer (with one of the BHJ emails opened full screen), I tried to casually reach over and click onto something else.  Masul was having no part of that, however.  No, I think he actually enjoyed my awkwardness.  Yes, Masul, I receive emails about fucking from men I've never met.  Happy now?  And by the way, I felt extremely awkward being alone in your store with you while you were looking at me as if I'm for sale.  I'm a blogger, not a whore. 

Although I fully admit to being a blog whore, which is something entirely different.

Rant #3
In case my week wasn't going well enough already, this is what happened next:

Bumper 

That's the back bumper of my fairly new black 2008 SUV.  I know it's a crappy photo; the sun was reflecting off the bumper when I took it.  However, it's good enough to see some asshole scraped the whole corner of my back bumper, isn't it?  He left white paint behind where my beautiful black paint should be. 

I'm a very relaxed person about most things.  My house is kid-friendly, I don't freak out over messes, clutter, etc.  However, I'm OCD about my car.  It's a trait I think I inherited from my dad.  I keep my car immaculate.  Whenever possible, I park far away from everyone else so it won't get "dinged" from other car doors.

Yesterday I needed to run into the grocery store for a few things.  It was a very quick trip, but the parking lot was packed.  Having no choice but to park near another car, I parked next to a white Mercedes.  (There's a lot of expensive cars around here due to Money Town.)  I was thinking to myself someone with a Mercedes would be more cautious because they wouldn't want their car dinged up either, right?

Wrong.

When I came out of the store fifteen minutes later the white Mercedes was gone, my bumper looked like hell, and the asshole left no note whatsoever!  Of course I don't know the car's license plate either.  This would have pissed me off in any case, but it probably made me even angrier having my history with asshole drivers. 

Asshole, you're driving a Mercedes, I think you could have left a note and ponied up a couple hundred dollars to repair the damage you did to my car.  Dickwad!

OK, now I'm done ranting.  I'm not done being pissed off though.  What's making you mad this week?  I'm opening my comments to be a full-fledged bitchfest today.  You're welcome to bitch about whatever is on your mind.  Ready?  Set?  Go …!!

69 Responses to “Bitchfest”

  1. SSG

    Hey cool, we all need to rant sometimes… better out than in! And I totally get the annoyance with the computer guy, what a freak! Hello welcome to 21st century! Anyways did you know I’m scared of the wind, like when it’s dark in winter and the wind wooshes about and rattles your windows? I get scared, but I love hearing it while I’m sleeping too. It’s comforting to be snuggled up in bed.

  2. SSG

    Hey cool, we all need to rant sometimes… better out than in! And I totally get the annoyance with the computer guy, what a freak! Hello welcome to 21st century! Anyways did you know I’m scared of the wind, like when it’s dark in winter and the wind wooshes about and rattles your windows? I get scared, but I love hearing it while I’m sleeping too. It’s comforting to be snuggled up in bed.

  3. SSG

    Hey cool, we all need to rant sometimes… better out than in! And I totally get the annoyance with the computer guy, what a freak! Hello welcome to 21st century! Anyways did you know I’m scared of the wind, like when it’s dark in winter and the wind wooshes about and rattles your windows? I get scared, but I love hearing it while I’m sleeping too. It’s comforting to be snuggled up in bed.

  4. Lynn K.

    I wondered how my california blogger friends were faring with the santa anas. Glad you’re okay and maybe getting some sleep now.
    I won’t even tell you what my computer guy could have found on my computer last year. I don’t think he looked, but it could have been bad.
    And that sucks about your bumper. But if he left that much paint on you, he must have a hell of a scratch on his own car. Maybe that can give you a little comfort…

  5. Lynn K.

    I wondered how my california blogger friends were faring with the santa anas. Glad you’re okay and maybe getting some sleep now.
    I won’t even tell you what my computer guy could have found on my computer last year. I don’t think he looked, but it could have been bad.
    And that sucks about your bumper. But if he left that much paint on you, he must have a hell of a scratch on his own car. Maybe that can give you a little comfort…

  6. Lynn K.

    I wondered how my california blogger friends were faring with the santa anas. Glad you’re okay and maybe getting some sleep now.
    I won’t even tell you what my computer guy could have found on my computer last year. I don’t think he looked, but it could have been bad.
    And that sucks about your bumper. But if he left that much paint on you, he must have a hell of a scratch on his own car. Maybe that can give you a little comfort…

  7. Joanne

    I had my rant already, you can go there to read it.
    I was thinking of you last night while I watched the wildfires in CA, wondering where you live, and remembering the photo of you backyard.
    On another note, you have white paint on your car, which means she has NO paint on her car. The white will buff off your bumper, go have that done, and hope that she did WAY more damage to her car.
    OK now for ME. I am still sick as a dog because of toxic mold in a store that will not acknowledge their fault. I HAD to finally go to a doctor yesterday for antibiotics, and yes I have a full blown upper respiratory infection. I am also pissed, but to weak and tired from not sleeping to yell about (if I still had a voice)I am into week two of being sick from toxic mold, and I’m pissed

  8. Joanne

    I had my rant already, you can go there to read it.
    I was thinking of you last night while I watched the wildfires in CA, wondering where you live, and remembering the photo of you backyard.
    On another note, you have white paint on your car, which means she has NO paint on her car. The white will buff off your bumper, go have that done, and hope that she did WAY more damage to her car.
    OK now for ME. I am still sick as a dog because of toxic mold in a store that will not acknowledge their fault. I HAD to finally go to a doctor yesterday for antibiotics, and yes I have a full blown upper respiratory infection. I am also pissed, but to weak and tired from not sleeping to yell about (if I still had a voice)I am into week two of being sick from toxic mold, and I’m pissed

  9. Joanne

    I had my rant already, you can go there to read it.
    I was thinking of you last night while I watched the wildfires in CA, wondering where you live, and remembering the photo of you backyard.
    On another note, you have white paint on your car, which means she has NO paint on her car. The white will buff off your bumper, go have that done, and hope that she did WAY more damage to her car.
    OK now for ME. I am still sick as a dog because of toxic mold in a store that will not acknowledge their fault. I HAD to finally go to a doctor yesterday for antibiotics, and yes I have a full blown upper respiratory infection. I am also pissed, but to weak and tired from not sleeping to yell about (if I still had a voice)I am into week two of being sick from toxic mold, and I’m pissed

  10. amyz5

    not all that much to bitch about today. except for the guy at the crosby and nash concert last night who insisted on singing every song with them…
    poorly

  11. amyz5

    not all that much to bitch about today. except for the guy at the crosby and nash concert last night who insisted on singing every song with them…
    poorly

  12. amyz5

    not all that much to bitch about today. except for the guy at the crosby and nash concert last night who insisted on singing every song with them…
    poorly

  13. ballerinatoes

    I saw some footage on the news with a backyard that looked like yours with fire quickly approaching the yard. I was hoping that wasn’t you! We have some pretty radical wind in Oklahoma, but we just get tornados and not a wall of fire. So scary. Sorry about your bumper. That sux.

  14. ballerinatoes

    I saw some footage on the news with a backyard that looked like yours with fire quickly approaching the yard. I was hoping that wasn’t you! We have some pretty radical wind in Oklahoma, but we just get tornados and not a wall of fire. So scary. Sorry about your bumper. That sux.

  15. ballerinatoes

    I saw some footage on the news with a backyard that looked like yours with fire quickly approaching the yard. I was hoping that wasn’t you! We have some pretty radical wind in Oklahoma, but we just get tornados and not a wall of fire. So scary. Sorry about your bumper. That sux.

  16. Linda

    Oh, you SO opened this door! Monday morning, first phone call I answer at work is this irate woman pissing about how her AMX card was charged 3 times last month for web hosting service. I check into, it’s going to take more investigation so I ask if I can call her back. It takes me the better part of the morning to figure out that her account has not been charged since June, hence the 3 charges in September. She calls me back before I can call her. (Apparently I’m taking too long!) I explain that her card was not charged for some reason “What reason?” she asks. I explain that I have no idea why it wasn’t charged, just that it wasn’t. I ask her to please check her previous statements. “You want me to go back through all those statements? This is ridiculous! It’s a FUCKING PLATINUM AMX CARD!” (At this point I’m thanking God for the person who invented Zoloft because the words screaming in my head are NOT coming out of my mouth.) I’ve had enough. I very politely tell her that when she calms down I will be more than happy to explain this to her and I hang up. She calls back!!! I know it’s here from the caller ID. I let one of the guys answer it. I tell them I’m too pissed to be professional with her and please put it through to my voice mail. She leaves this message; “You are so RUDE to hang up on a customer! You are so unprofessional! I am a long time customer and you are a ignorant idiot! I’m going to dispute the charges!” I’m like fine Bitch! I have the invoices to back up the charges. (again thank you Zoloft!)
    Whew! Thanks! I feel better now!

  17. Linda

    Oh, you SO opened this door! Monday morning, first phone call I answer at work is this irate woman pissing about how her AMX card was charged 3 times last month for web hosting service. I check into, it’s going to take more investigation so I ask if I can call her back. It takes me the better part of the morning to figure out that her account has not been charged since June, hence the 3 charges in September. She calls me back before I can call her. (Apparently I’m taking too long!) I explain that her card was not charged for some reason “What reason?” she asks. I explain that I have no idea why it wasn’t charged, just that it wasn’t. I ask her to please check her previous statements. “You want me to go back through all those statements? This is ridiculous! It’s a FUCKING PLATINUM AMX CARD!” (At this point I’m thanking God for the person who invented Zoloft because the words screaming in my head are NOT coming out of my mouth.) I’ve had enough. I very politely tell her that when she calms down I will be more than happy to explain this to her and I hang up. She calls back!!! I know it’s here from the caller ID. I let one of the guys answer it. I tell them I’m too pissed to be professional with her and please put it through to my voice mail. She leaves this message; “You are so RUDE to hang up on a customer! You are so unprofessional! I am a long time customer and you are a ignorant idiot! I’m going to dispute the charges!” I’m like fine Bitch! I have the invoices to back up the charges. (again thank you Zoloft!)
    Whew! Thanks! I feel better now!

  18. Linda

    Oh, you SO opened this door! Monday morning, first phone call I answer at work is this irate woman pissing about how her AMX card was charged 3 times last month for web hosting service. I check into, it’s going to take more investigation so I ask if I can call her back. It takes me the better part of the morning to figure out that her account has not been charged since June, hence the 3 charges in September. She calls me back before I can call her. (Apparently I’m taking too long!) I explain that her card was not charged for some reason “What reason?” she asks. I explain that I have no idea why it wasn’t charged, just that it wasn’t. I ask her to please check her previous statements. “You want me to go back through all those statements? This is ridiculous! It’s a FUCKING PLATINUM AMX CARD!” (At this point I’m thanking God for the person who invented Zoloft because the words screaming in my head are NOT coming out of my mouth.) I’ve had enough. I very politely tell her that when she calms down I will be more than happy to explain this to her and I hang up. She calls back!!! I know it’s here from the caller ID. I let one of the guys answer it. I tell them I’m too pissed to be professional with her and please put it through to my voice mail. She leaves this message; “You are so RUDE to hang up on a customer! You are so unprofessional! I am a long time customer and you are a ignorant idiot! I’m going to dispute the charges!” I’m like fine Bitch! I have the invoices to back up the charges. (again thank you Zoloft!)
    Whew! Thanks! I feel better now!

  19. Linda

    Enough about me. I’m sorry you’re not sleeping. I’m originally from Illinois and I remember the tornados. I know it’s not the same but the wind rattling the house, thinking every window is going to blow INTO the house. Yea, scary. Cover the pool, pull the curtains, shit that’s right, no curtains because of the view! Crap! OK, cover the pool and have a glass of wine or a Mimosa depending on what time it is there 😀

  20. Linda

    Enough about me. I’m sorry you’re not sleeping. I’m originally from Illinois and I remember the tornados. I know it’s not the same but the wind rattling the house, thinking every window is going to blow INTO the house. Yea, scary. Cover the pool, pull the curtains, shit that’s right, no curtains because of the view! Crap! OK, cover the pool and have a glass of wine or a Mimosa depending on what time it is there 😀

  21. Linda

    Enough about me. I’m sorry you’re not sleeping. I’m originally from Illinois and I remember the tornados. I know it’s not the same but the wind rattling the house, thinking every window is going to blow INTO the house. Yea, scary. Cover the pool, pull the curtains, shit that’s right, no curtains because of the view! Crap! OK, cover the pool and have a glass of wine or a Mimosa depending on what time it is there 😀

  22. Midlife Mama

    Yuck, I hate winds, and I can’t even imagine what it must be like to live with those constant high winds for days. Ugh. You have my sympathies.
    And that whole computer thing? That’s just damn embarassing. Yikes. And since you were paying him good money? It would have been okay to close out that email and tell him you would prefer for him not to look at your personal stuff. Boundaries are a good thing! LOL
    And yeah, I feel you on that whole car thing. I am OCD about my car, also. I can’t stand it when something happens to it inside or out. I keep mine neat as a pin and I don’t allow junk to build up in my truck or back seat. When I have to park next to someone who is parked a little too close to the line, or is a little cockeyed in the spot next to me? I usually take a picture of the car, along with a picture of his license plate with the phone on my camera, just in case something happens like what happened to you. My husband thinks I’m weird for doing that, but I’ll tell him what happened to you and why that is so important!
    And of course the damage on your car is probably less than your deductible. Humph.

  23. Midlife Mama

    Yuck, I hate winds, and I can’t even imagine what it must be like to live with those constant high winds for days. Ugh. You have my sympathies.
    And that whole computer thing? That’s just damn embarassing. Yikes. And since you were paying him good money? It would have been okay to close out that email and tell him you would prefer for him not to look at your personal stuff. Boundaries are a good thing! LOL
    And yeah, I feel you on that whole car thing. I am OCD about my car, also. I can’t stand it when something happens to it inside or out. I keep mine neat as a pin and I don’t allow junk to build up in my truck or back seat. When I have to park next to someone who is parked a little too close to the line, or is a little cockeyed in the spot next to me? I usually take a picture of the car, along with a picture of his license plate with the phone on my camera, just in case something happens like what happened to you. My husband thinks I’m weird for doing that, but I’ll tell him what happened to you and why that is so important!
    And of course the damage on your car is probably less than your deductible. Humph.

  24. Midlife Mama

    Yuck, I hate winds, and I can’t even imagine what it must be like to live with those constant high winds for days. Ugh. You have my sympathies.
    And that whole computer thing? That’s just damn embarassing. Yikes. And since you were paying him good money? It would have been okay to close out that email and tell him you would prefer for him not to look at your personal stuff. Boundaries are a good thing! LOL
    And yeah, I feel you on that whole car thing. I am OCD about my car, also. I can’t stand it when something happens to it inside or out. I keep mine neat as a pin and I don’t allow junk to build up in my truck or back seat. When I have to park next to someone who is parked a little too close to the line, or is a little cockeyed in the spot next to me? I usually take a picture of the car, along with a picture of his license plate with the phone on my camera, just in case something happens like what happened to you. My husband thinks I’m weird for doing that, but I’ll tell him what happened to you and why that is so important!
    And of course the damage on your car is probably less than your deductible. Humph.

  25. Jan

    Well, since we’re all bitching here, do you know what I just DON’T understand??
    Greek.

  26. Jan

    Well, since we’re all bitching here, do you know what I just DON’T understand??
    Greek.

  27. Jan

    Well, since we’re all bitching here, do you know what I just DON’T understand??
    Greek.

  28. EricaB

    I have cleaned piss and shit off my floor two days in a row. Today, the kid gets potty trained. I figure I am already cleaning it up everyday, what have I got to lose.
    OH AND my van needs a new exhaust BUT the motor started rapping…no need to do anything now but get a new car.
    AND poopy kid decided that last night was a great night to wake up at midnight and stay up until 5:30 and then get right back up at 8am….
    My life deserves a bitchfest today too.

  29. EricaB

    I have cleaned piss and shit off my floor two days in a row. Today, the kid gets potty trained. I figure I am already cleaning it up everyday, what have I got to lose.
    OH AND my van needs a new exhaust BUT the motor started rapping…no need to do anything now but get a new car.
    AND poopy kid decided that last night was a great night to wake up at midnight and stay up until 5:30 and then get right back up at 8am….
    My life deserves a bitchfest today too.

  30. EricaB

    I have cleaned piss and shit off my floor two days in a row. Today, the kid gets potty trained. I figure I am already cleaning it up everyday, what have I got to lose.
    OH AND my van needs a new exhaust BUT the motor started rapping…no need to do anything now but get a new car.
    AND poopy kid decided that last night was a great night to wake up at midnight and stay up until 5:30 and then get right back up at 8am….
    My life deserves a bitchfest today too.

  31. alntv

    Damn…that IS a shitty day! And I thought going to the dentist this morning was bad. I hope things pick up! 🙂

  32. alntv

    Damn…that IS a shitty day! And I thought going to the dentist this morning was bad. I hope things pick up! 🙂

  33. alntv

    Damn…that IS a shitty day! And I thought going to the dentist this morning was bad. I hope things pick up! 🙂

  34. DI

    Sorry, have not yet left the house today so no one has been around to ruffle my feathers yet…. but I’m going for a drive later today to take photos of fall foliage… maybe someone will piss me off while I’m out and about… I’ll let you know fer sher. lol

  35. DI

    Sorry, have not yet left the house today so no one has been around to ruffle my feathers yet…. but I’m going for a drive later today to take photos of fall foliage… maybe someone will piss me off while I’m out and about… I’ll let you know fer sher. lol

  36. DI

    Sorry, have not yet left the house today so no one has been around to ruffle my feathers yet…. but I’m going for a drive later today to take photos of fall foliage… maybe someone will piss me off while I’m out and about… I’ll let you know fer sher. lol

  37. thistle

    re: the bitchfest, as i’m still in a partial turkey coma, i got nuthin’
    but i sympathize with the bad winds/sleepless night…when it gets really bad here i have to sleep in another room and use an ipod..and evacuating bites! each time the river starts to rise rapidly it gets a little tense around here…but almost rather stay put and take my chances next time…

  38. thistle

    re: the bitchfest, as i’m still in a partial turkey coma, i got nuthin’
    but i sympathize with the bad winds/sleepless night…when it gets really bad here i have to sleep in another room and use an ipod..and evacuating bites! each time the river starts to rise rapidly it gets a little tense around here…but almost rather stay put and take my chances next time…

  39. thistle

    re: the bitchfest, as i’m still in a partial turkey coma, i got nuthin’
    but i sympathize with the bad winds/sleepless night…when it gets really bad here i have to sleep in another room and use an ipod..and evacuating bites! each time the river starts to rise rapidly it gets a little tense around here…but almost rather stay put and take my chances next time…

  40. Lo

    well well well. coming from hoidy toidy fallbrook, I HEAR YOU on the winds. THEY. SUCK. oen year, i think 99 or 2000 we were evacuated bc the fire that was in De Luz had crept up to our house and was going to eat it. i could see flames from my front yard. thankfully, the winds being unpredictable, they shifted about 5 minutes away from us being homeless.
    as for bitchiness??? try working for an accounting firm the week of october 15th. I HAD MY FUCKING BOSS. she is a bitch from hell, let me tell you. GAH.
    also on the car thing? yeah. like midlife mama, i too take pictures on my phone of cars i park near. bc? no matter what? my luck? i get hit. i never used to be like that, but ever since meeting my husband who owns and operates an auto body shop, i am METICULOUS about my car and am so anal about anyone driving near it. we both drive luxury cars, his a sports car, so we’re both VERY CAREFUL. we are into cars. we are car people. leave us and our luxury vehicles alone. (ig et all kinds of shit bc i’m young and drive a lexus. you know what? shove it, i pay for it. nuff said.)
    ahem. anyway. i am eating chocolate covered pretzels for breakfast as i type this bc today? is SO A FUCKING CHOCOLATE DAY. amen.

  41. Lo

    well well well. coming from hoidy toidy fallbrook, I HEAR YOU on the winds. THEY. SUCK. oen year, i think 99 or 2000 we were evacuated bc the fire that was in De Luz had crept up to our house and was going to eat it. i could see flames from my front yard. thankfully, the winds being unpredictable, they shifted about 5 minutes away from us being homeless.
    as for bitchiness??? try working for an accounting firm the week of october 15th. I HAD MY FUCKING BOSS. she is a bitch from hell, let me tell you. GAH.
    also on the car thing? yeah. like midlife mama, i too take pictures on my phone of cars i park near. bc? no matter what? my luck? i get hit. i never used to be like that, but ever since meeting my husband who owns and operates an auto body shop, i am METICULOUS about my car and am so anal about anyone driving near it. we both drive luxury cars, his a sports car, so we’re both VERY CAREFUL. we are into cars. we are car people. leave us and our luxury vehicles alone. (ig et all kinds of shit bc i’m young and drive a lexus. you know what? shove it, i pay for it. nuff said.)
    ahem. anyway. i am eating chocolate covered pretzels for breakfast as i type this bc today? is SO A FUCKING CHOCOLATE DAY. amen.

  42. Lo

    well well well. coming from hoidy toidy fallbrook, I HEAR YOU on the winds. THEY. SUCK. oen year, i think 99 or 2000 we were evacuated bc the fire that was in De Luz had crept up to our house and was going to eat it. i could see flames from my front yard. thankfully, the winds being unpredictable, they shifted about 5 minutes away from us being homeless.
    as for bitchiness??? try working for an accounting firm the week of october 15th. I HAD MY FUCKING BOSS. she is a bitch from hell, let me tell you. GAH.
    also on the car thing? yeah. like midlife mama, i too take pictures on my phone of cars i park near. bc? no matter what? my luck? i get hit. i never used to be like that, but ever since meeting my husband who owns and operates an auto body shop, i am METICULOUS about my car and am so anal about anyone driving near it. we both drive luxury cars, his a sports car, so we’re both VERY CAREFUL. we are into cars. we are car people. leave us and our luxury vehicles alone. (ig et all kinds of shit bc i’m young and drive a lexus. you know what? shove it, i pay for it. nuff said.)
    ahem. anyway. i am eating chocolate covered pretzels for breakfast as i type this bc today? is SO A FUCKING CHOCOLATE DAY. amen.

  43. goodfather

    Rant #1: I remember the santa ana winds when I was living in San Diego as a young boy. I missed the whole damage and destruction aspect, but I can imagine how horrifying it must be. My brother also lives in California, and has been evacuated twice.
    Rant #2: I have a little experience in the ‘computer industry’. ‘Working with computers.’ At computer school, lesson #1 was this: data is just data, and if it’s private data (i.e., belongs to a person), it’s PRIVATE. Even if you are fixing the computer on which it resides.
    Rant #3: GRRRRR! This happened to me last year, on the road. An Asian (I’m not profiling) woman (I’m not chauvinist) hit me while I was fully stopped (for three minutes) at a light. I had my one-year-old in the car. She then DROVE AROUND me and drove off. My bumper still looks like yours.
    Great post! I feel better! Oh, and, uh, I hope you do too :D.

  44. goodfather

    Rant #1: I remember the santa ana winds when I was living in San Diego as a young boy. I missed the whole damage and destruction aspect, but I can imagine how horrifying it must be. My brother also lives in California, and has been evacuated twice.
    Rant #2: I have a little experience in the ‘computer industry’. ‘Working with computers.’ At computer school, lesson #1 was this: data is just data, and if it’s private data (i.e., belongs to a person), it’s PRIVATE. Even if you are fixing the computer on which it resides.
    Rant #3: GRRRRR! This happened to me last year, on the road. An Asian (I’m not profiling) woman (I’m not chauvinist) hit me while I was fully stopped (for three minutes) at a light. I had my one-year-old in the car. She then DROVE AROUND me and drove off. My bumper still looks like yours.
    Great post! I feel better! Oh, and, uh, I hope you do too :D.

  45. goodfather

    Rant #1: I remember the santa ana winds when I was living in San Diego as a young boy. I missed the whole damage and destruction aspect, but I can imagine how horrifying it must be. My brother also lives in California, and has been evacuated twice.
    Rant #2: I have a little experience in the ‘computer industry’. ‘Working with computers.’ At computer school, lesson #1 was this: data is just data, and if it’s private data (i.e., belongs to a person), it’s PRIVATE. Even if you are fixing the computer on which it resides.
    Rant #3: GRRRRR! This happened to me last year, on the road. An Asian (I’m not profiling) woman (I’m not chauvinist) hit me while I was fully stopped (for three minutes) at a light. I had my one-year-old in the car. She then DROVE AROUND me and drove off. My bumper still looks like yours.
    Great post! I feel better! Oh, and, uh, I hope you do too :D.

  46. Heather

    OMG I laughed at, “I’m a blogger, not a whore. Although I fully admit to being a blog whore which is something entirely different”
    Ha!
    My bitchfest – I’m so damn sick of hearing about politics and the mud slinging I want to scream.

  47. Heather

    OMG I laughed at, “I’m a blogger, not a whore. Although I fully admit to being a blog whore which is something entirely different”
    Ha!
    My bitchfest – I’m so damn sick of hearing about politics and the mud slinging I want to scream.

  48. Heather

    OMG I laughed at, “I’m a blogger, not a whore. Although I fully admit to being a blog whore which is something entirely different”
    Ha!
    My bitchfest – I’m so damn sick of hearing about politics and the mud slinging I want to scream.

  49. phhhst

    #1 Saw it on the news last night and thought of you. I feel a little guilty for how mch I loved the Santa Anas when we lived at the beach when I was a kid.
    #2 You need a new computer guy. Very creepy.
    #3 My daughter drives my love of my life (black Prius) to University everyday and it drives me nuts when I know how close she parks to other cars, not to mention the crap she leaves in my car like it is her private dorm room. I feel your pain.

  50. phhhst

    #1 Saw it on the news last night and thought of you. I feel a little guilty for how mch I loved the Santa Anas when we lived at the beach when I was a kid.
    #2 You need a new computer guy. Very creepy.
    #3 My daughter drives my love of my life (black Prius) to University everyday and it drives me nuts when I know how close she parks to other cars, not to mention the crap she leaves in my car like it is her private dorm room. I feel your pain.

  51. phhhst

    #1 Saw it on the news last night and thought of you. I feel a little guilty for how mch I loved the Santa Anas when we lived at the beach when I was a kid.
    #2 You need a new computer guy. Very creepy.
    #3 My daughter drives my love of my life (black Prius) to University everyday and it drives me nuts when I know how close she parks to other cars, not to mention the crap she leaves in my car like it is her private dorm room. I feel your pain.

  52. Donna in VA

    I’ve been worried about my California blogfriends. Not knowing exactly where you are on the map makes me worry in general. I lived north of San Diego back in the 80s and I remember the Santa Annas. They’re fierce. And those fires scare the shit out of me. I hope you stay safe.
    I don’t really have anything to bitch about today except the daily fear of my job falling off the face of the earth. I’m sick of the tension and the worry while our business plummets.
    And the election . . . I can’t even go there. Let’s just say – it won’t be over soon enough.
    I hope you stay safe and I hope your days get better.

  53. Donna in VA

    I’ve been worried about my California blogfriends. Not knowing exactly where you are on the map makes me worry in general. I lived north of San Diego back in the 80s and I remember the Santa Annas. They’re fierce. And those fires scare the shit out of me. I hope you stay safe.
    I don’t really have anything to bitch about today except the daily fear of my job falling off the face of the earth. I’m sick of the tension and the worry while our business plummets.
    And the election . . . I can’t even go there. Let’s just say – it won’t be over soon enough.
    I hope you stay safe and I hope your days get better.

  54. Donna in VA

    I’ve been worried about my California blogfriends. Not knowing exactly where you are on the map makes me worry in general. I lived north of San Diego back in the 80s and I remember the Santa Annas. They’re fierce. And those fires scare the shit out of me. I hope you stay safe.
    I don’t really have anything to bitch about today except the daily fear of my job falling off the face of the earth. I’m sick of the tension and the worry while our business plummets.
    And the election . . . I can’t even go there. Let’s just say – it won’t be over soon enough.
    I hope you stay safe and I hope your days get better.

  55. Sandra

    Wow, I’d be totally annoyed at your computer guy.
    Sorry your having so much crazy shit happen. That’s enough to make me turn into a clock tower sniper.

  56. Sandra

    Wow, I’d be totally annoyed at your computer guy.
    Sorry your having so much crazy shit happen. That’s enough to make me turn into a clock tower sniper.

  57. Sandra

    Wow, I’d be totally annoyed at your computer guy.
    Sorry your having so much crazy shit happen. That’s enough to make me turn into a clock tower sniper.

  58. Kristan Hoffman

    Strangely, I love being unplugged sometimes… I find it therapeutic. Calming. Productivity-inducing.
    Sorry you had a lousy week, I hope it picks up!

  59. Kristan Hoffman

    Strangely, I love being unplugged sometimes… I find it therapeutic. Calming. Productivity-inducing.
    Sorry you had a lousy week, I hope it picks up!

  60. Kristan Hoffman

    Strangely, I love being unplugged sometimes… I find it therapeutic. Calming. Productivity-inducing.
    Sorry you had a lousy week, I hope it picks up!

  61. Momo Fali

    I would like to vent about working my ass off to get rid of my ass, but my ass is having no part of it.

  62. Momo Fali

    I would like to vent about working my ass off to get rid of my ass, but my ass is having no part of it.

  63. Momo Fali

    I would like to vent about working my ass off to get rid of my ass, but my ass is having no part of it.

  64. Kelly

    I have so much to bitch about I don’t know where to start. I’m with you though, to start with I could use a good night’s sleep!

  65. Kelly

    I have so much to bitch about I don’t know where to start. I’m with you though, to start with I could use a good night’s sleep!

  66. Kelly

    I have so much to bitch about I don’t know where to start. I’m with you though, to start with I could use a good night’s sleep!

  67. sometimessophia

    You’ve heard about my computer’s near-death experience… Techtard describes me to a T. I also hate that Senor won’t even lift a finger when it comes to fixing things. He says he just doesn’t have the talent.

  68. sometimessophia

    You’ve heard about my computer’s near-death experience… Techtard describes me to a T. I also hate that Senor won’t even lift a finger when it comes to fixing things. He says he just doesn’t have the talent.

  69. sometimessophia

    You’ve heard about my computer’s near-death experience… Techtard describes me to a T. I also hate that Senor won’t even lift a finger when it comes to fixing things. He says he just doesn’t have the talent.

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