Monday, July 26, 2004


Its Back to School season at my job and the moment I've been waiting for all year has finally arrived.  I rush to the front of the store where I hear they have placed it... the 6 foot tall carasol of personalized stationery items.... pencils, pens, rulers, calculators, erasers, memo pads, you name it, they have it... and ALL PERSONALIZED with every name in the world... except for mine!  This can not be true!  I search in vain behind the other names, just incase they had run out of room and stuck my name in the back, but for the hundreth year in a row my name is not worthy of the personlized stationery line.  My friends are already grabbing arms full of their names, then guiltily hide them behind their backs because they know... JODY ... with a 'y' is not there.  I give them a half-hearted smile and turn away so that they can resume their shopping spree. 

That was how my day started, then it was a 1 1/2 hour meeting with my co-workers, and a boss who seemed to stare at me the whole time he was pointing out what was wrong with the way we were working, and I just stared back at him, hoping that he just had those kind of eyes that seemed to follow you no matter where you stood and that the others were all thinking that he was staring at THEM... but probably not.  Oh well, I didn't think I was guilty of anything he pointed out and he certainly didn't call me by name.  But those eyes!  Brrrrrrrrrrrr!

I was glad to finally make it home after work, and back to the loving, caring family who greets me at the driveway with a loud 'Hi Mom, whats for supper?'  I almost reply 'fingernails, boogers and spit', but the neighbors are out and I don't want them to think that I feed my kids the same thing EVERY night. 

So after a little rest (spent on the computer, of course) I set a pot of 'pressed and formed' skinless pork, chicken and beef by-product weiners on the stove, put a lid on, and set it on high.  30 minutes later I discover that you don't need to spend $4 on a pack of Ball Park Franks to have hotdogs 'plump' when you cook them.  These guys got so big and fat that they literally exploded!  And they only cost me 74¢ for a pack of 8!  What a deal huh?  Hey, I'm feeling better already!


bigred3392 said...

If I had been drinking my usual glass of orange juice while reading this it would have definetly exploded from my nostrils once I read the line "I almost reply 'fingernails, booger and spit', but the neighbors are out and I don't want them to think that I feed my kids the same thing EVERY night." You crack me up! Sorry about the Jody-less stationary and creepy starring boss. I'm sure just had Mona Lisa eyes and everyone DID think he was starring at them. Hope your Tuesday is more fun :-)

stewartaj1 said...


cneinhorn said...

You are too funny!  I have never, ever found my name  on
anything~ "Nettie", are you surprised, no, I didn't think so.
Good deal on the hotdog casserolle, hope today is better
than the past few days of sore butts and creepy bosses!

ryanagi said...

You can't find "Jody"??? Honestly?! I found a "Jody" coffee mug a few years ago for an old boss. I know I have seen it on many other things. What do you wish you had with your name on it? Seriously, I'll keep an eye out. I love personalized stuff. I have no trouble finding Rebecca, Becky or even Beckie. LOL Hell, if I can find something with "Reiko" on it (long story) I can find ANY name. ;-)  -B

cathy0o0 said...

LoL... funny. Hey you cook like i do.

purplectigger said...

I'm so sorry about your day, mine was kind of like that too. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.
Have a good evening.

hestiahomeschool said...

We have only found Tabitha's name ONCE....she accuses me all the time of naming her something weird...

sprite1229 said...

I always find my name! (Emily)