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Traveling to Jesusland, dropping the soap at the YMCA, and getting fired before the holidays.

Quote of the week:


"We all believe in redemption," said the rogue senator. "Thank God." -- John McCain (R-AZ)


We are currently at T-minus 32-hours before the shuttlecraft USS Camry embarks on a 6-day mission to explore Jesusland.  I'm bringing an Encyclopedia Britannica and a copy of The Origin of Species just in case.

Saturday morning I'm off to Raleigh to visit friends.  This is a social visit and also an expedition to seek out a suitable location for future inhabitation.  The high concentration of jobs is kind of appealing to a techie twenty-something.  Especially when the only real job prospects in my current location are with defense contractors.

On Thanksgiving day I'll be driving up to Chesapeake to spend the day with people with which I share significant quantities of genetic material.  Should be fun.  Or something.


I finally joined the local YMCA.  Now that I'm not in school it was time to find a new place to work out.  My money-grubbing alma mater wanted a monthly fee for the privilege of using their gym.  After charging me $25k a year for tuition you'd think they could give me a friggin' gym pass.  Savages.


Someone's gettin' fired at work.  And it's happening tomorrow morning.


We find it's always better to fire people on a Friday. Studies have statistically shown that there's less chance of an incident if you do it at the end of the week. -- Bob

I've known this was coming for a while.  I still don't know who, and I only found out when earlier this week.  I've made a list of people who are most certainly not getting fired.  The office is so small that I'm left with two possibilities.  I would be happy to see either person gone, yet I feel bad about the timing.  Both people have families and losing a job right before the holidays blows.  I have to trust that they brought this upon themselves.


I declare the phrase  “coming in out of the wilderness” as tired, overused and devoid of any real meaning.  The Jews were in the wilderness.  The Democrats were not in the wilderness.  Trent Lott was not in the wilderness.  Enough.


Time for sleep.  I need to get my rest so I can watch the carnage in the morning. :-/

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Not to be a pedant by debacle (2.00 / 0) #1 Thu Nov 16, 2006 at 05:05:06 PM EST
But you share significant quantities of genetic material with nearly everyone on Earth and the surrounding colonies.

IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

But I can diddle... by Vertical Frankenstein (4.00 / 1) #3 Thu Nov 16, 2006 at 05:40:47 PM EST
...the other part of the population without ending up with circus babies.

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I have to join the alumni association by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu Nov 16, 2006 at 05:21:10 PM EST
to even get an email from my alma mater.

Watch out for Tornados.


I plan on staying clear... by Vertical Frankenstein (4.00 / 1) #4 Thu Nov 16, 2006 at 05:43:50 PM EST
...of all trailer parks.

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I thought you were going to see your family? [nt] by debacle (2.00 / 0) #5 Thu Nov 16, 2006 at 06:35:16 PM EST
Yes, I realize it's overly cruel. I'm hoping you can appreciate the humor.

IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

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Hey! That's *doublewide* to you, mister by Vertical Frankenstein (4.00 / 1) #6 Fri Nov 17, 2006 at 01:38:31 AM EST
 

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