I’m just gonna start at the most recent and work my way back here. But first a little backstory. My current employer, Mercury, that cocksmoking, money-grubbing, cuntweasel of a company, is extremely profit and sales driven. Seems like all they give a shit about is licking the ballsacs of their board of directors. So when they didn’t meet their projected sales this last quarter (which really means that, no, citizens, we made a profit, but we didn’t make *enough* of a profit), emails from higher ups immediately went out, and a lot of “proactive restructuring” phrasing was used. For those of you who aren’t up on your Corporatespeak (and be glad you’re not), that translates into LAYOFFS. Needless to say, everyone has been running around shit-in-their-pants scared, waiting to find out if they’ve gotten the axe.
Well, that sword of Damoclese fell today. And our boss got hit.
Which sucks ass vapor. Kim was actually a boss that i liked, had worked in the same depts and same levels as Ztepf and i had, so there was total respect. She didn’t care that we were freaks, and probably kind of enjoyed that we were in her group. And, it figures, this happened on a day that i work from home.
The other main bad news is that unfortunately, my dad did lose his big toe. Bone was too infected, and the doktors just had to cut the fucker off. Good thing is, my pops will be recovering a lot faster (2-3 weeks), which is going to do wonders for his mental health. I know he’s been going batshit stuck in a wheelchair all these weeks. Thanks to everyone who offered their condolences. They were much appreciated.
On to happier things. I saw “War Of the Worlds” with my dad last weekend. No, wait – that’s not happy. I mean, spending time with my dad was happy. The movie was not happy. The movie was rather Errr Garr Blow Shit Up Humanity Is Doomed Tom Cruise Looking Panicked EMPs Aliens Look Whack…butthentheycatchanastybuganddietheend. No kidding, that’s how it ended. Was great until the very end, at which point the movie took a giant dump into its pants that filled the entire theater with the rank smell of feces. Ick.
Okay, this is really happy news, i swear. Ztepf and i are going to romp around Carmel and Monterey celebrating our 5 year anniversary in a couple of weeks. Seals, FEAR US.
My Cthulhu gaming group will finally come out of hiatus this Sunday. Can’t fucking wait.
Am almost ready to install OS X Tiger on my machine. Will let y’all know how it goes. Also updated iTunes so i can do the Podcast thang. Have i mentioned lately how much i heart my iPod?