Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A song I'm working on

Hi. I'm working on a new song and could use your input. Here's what I have so far:

It seemed like a good idea at first
A good way to catch up with family and old friends
Get some sense of how the class of 88 was doing
Before the High School reunion Thanksgiving weekend

A few applications later and I was spending lots of time
Sending plants and flowers to my green patch friends
And checking out fan sites for bands like Incubus and Sublime

Poking people and getting poked back
then the super pokes turned into snowball attacks
I listed my favorite books and movies and rock and roll bands
I even made a piece of flair - a button of a picture of 2 baby hands

I can't take anymore - I'm done
FaceBook is no longer fun
I'm tired of wasting my life away
Living in this virtulal world every day

(You know,) I have something like 268 friends on this thing
and I'd prefer to see them all face to face
Not seeing them for over 20 years hasn't really knocked me into
a bad emotional space
It's good to know how your story went on after our high school days
But I spend so much time waiting for comments to my comments,
It's a wonder I haven't gone crazy!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


You know what I hate? I hate that a manager can be completely disrespectful and speak to you in such a derogatory manner, but you can't reply in turn.

So here is my cathartic way to combat this:
1. Hit reply and delete their email address.
2. Next proceed to compose the nastiest most hate filled email you can possibly think of (swearing and name calling are permitted)
3. Re-read fake email twice if possible adding other nasty comments where needed and or applicable.
4. Finally hit the red X and say no to saving a copy
5. Proceed to write email so sugary sweet to said Manager that they contract diabetes and are dead within a month.

My One Non-Cynical Post

This woman can sing. This warms all my cynical little cockles.
Youtube won't letcha embed this so pls bear with me and visit the link.
It's Susan Boyle on Britains Got Talent 2009.
Even Simon Cowell, the biggest cynic out there, looks touched, amazed and surprised and...happy.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Texas lawmaker says Asians should change their names

This is just priceless. On Tuesday, a Texas State Rep. said during House testimony on voter identification legislation that Asians should change their names because they're too hard to pronounce. Read the article with priceless quotes here

Three quick thoughts: 1) Aren't there more than enough Billy Bob Joes running around already; 2) Didn't all the call centers in India already try this? (Note: Just because your name is Mary doesn't mean that I can understand a single thing you're saying.) 3) How does assuming a false identity help with identification?

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Today's Headlines

Check out the upper right hand corner of this pic.
Why is noting the passing of Kurt Cobain and asking "where were you?" As the anniversaries of these notable dead junkies roll by, has USAToday asked what we were doing?  Lenny Bruce, Chet Baker, John Belushi, John Bonham, Tim Buckley, Tommy Dorsey, Chris Farley,  Judy Garland, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Heath Ledger, etc. etc. 

KC created music that had an impact on our generation but, so what?  Robert Smith (of The Cure) has inspired 2 entire (goth) generations and he's still walking the Earth. There are many other who have influenced generations and they don't shotgun themselves.  

So, I ask, why is this junkie's passing being noted? Anyone? 

Next. Note the upper right corner of this image. Kosher coke is flying off the shelves because it's made with real sugar and tastes a million times better than Coke made with high fructose corn syrup. Which leads me to much more expensive is sugar than HFCS? If the sales of KC are that great, why won't Coke just make the real thing with real sugar? 

Why do companies go to great lengths to find, create and use chemicals that replicate things that are easily found/readily available?  

One more thing...note the article about the study on kids impacting marital bliss. Someone commissioned a study on this topic? Why not also commission a study on how the following impact marital bliss: job loss, serious illness, and a death in the family impact

Do any of you,  that still have jobs, find that you have time for Facebook, My Space or Twitter?
Just wondering

Friday, April 3, 2009

Another Tip Top Gov't Agency At Work

I'm perusing national news and see this headline:
Rocket fuel chemical found in baby formula
CDC: Could exceed safe levels if mixed with water containing ingredient


So I read on: 
"Traces of a chemical used in rocket fuel were found in samples of powdered baby formula, and could exceed what's considered a safe dose for adults if mixed with water also contaminated with the ingredient, a government study has found."

I stop reading because I immediately ask myself:
"Is there ANY amount of rocket fuel that is safe for adults?"

Is it me?  Am I the only one that also thinks:
1) Where is the FDA? Why aren't they doing anything to protect us?
2) Why is the CDC investigating this? 
3) Again, where the heck is the FDA? 

I read on and find a few more nuggets.
1) "No tests have ever shown the chemical caused health problems..."
Gee, maybe because no one has ever studied humans ingesting rocket fuel because, gee, it's not a food or beverage.

2) "The government requires that formula contain iodine, which counteracts perchlorate's effects."
Did the manufacturers and the government know about this and rather than fix the problem, they found a workaround? 

3) "The researchers would not disclose the brands of formula they studied."
Excellent.  Another government body NOT helping the American people. What purpose does the CDC serve if they aren't going to help the very people who they were hired to protect?

This story comes just about a year after the story where melamine was found in infant formular. Melamine is plastic. Valuable and highly collectible melamine jewelry is all the rage. Melamine is also used to fake Vitamin B. Nice. Good job FDA!  And people wonder why autism rates skyrocket (not tying the 2 together  - just making a point that we are poisoning our children and then wonder why they are sick).

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

What was I supposed to say!?!?!

Crazy Lady,

A couple of changes I needed to make to this form:
1. When we spoke yesterday I meant replace the current dummy IQL from the template with your INQ. In order for the code to work correctly it should look as follows:
CRM_IQ_1: [[#if 50130687/415_50130687_416 T]]entersecretcodehere[[#endif]] CRM_IQ_2: [[#if 50130687/415_50130687_417 T]]entersecretcodehere[[#endif]]

2. You had no group listed. The group refers to the tactic you’ve chosen to execute your Campaign Element. In your case it should have read: DME-Direct Mkt Email

Your form has been published; please let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.

Thanks Sarah. I know about the group list, but I didn’t see a field to populate that info on the form. It’s helpful to have that ‘How To’ for Accela considering I didn’t know half the stuff on there.


Warm Regards,

Crazy Lady

Crazy Lady,

The hidden field in AccelaWorks for the Group is labeled Group. You might actually find it helpful to check out our sharepoint site, you can find the link by accessing SAP, web links and How to Guides. The very first PDF contains a training video, and there is a link for an Accela Training video.

Seriously! WTF was I supposed to say? The effing thing is labeled Group how in the world could she screw that up? This Crazy chick has been driving me crazy all week and it's only Wednesday! urrrrrrrrrrgh

-Secondly she's making ME sound like an idiot. I'm the one who trained her AND sent her the training guide 6 months ago when I trained her! It's not my fault she decided not to use her training in the last six months until Friday!