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Ain’t Talkin’ ’bout Love June 24, 2008

Yes, I’m speaking about Van Halen.

On my drive home this evening, I heard the famous 70’s tune that had become popular again in the 80’s. I was in junior high the first time I heard it. I remember in the mid-eighties, Karen Szabo’s poster of David Lee Roth in tight white pants behind her paneled door. I was so shocked that she thought he was hot. I wasn’t into the “long hairs”. Someone with hair as long and as poofy as mine wouldn’t cut it now or then.


The drive…

I passed France Place, a landmark of a skyscraper for MN and remembered passing the icon on my way to my first ‘grown up’ rock concert, Def Leppard. I had agreed to go to Minneapolis to be with a ‘date’ and another couple. We drank beer in the TransAm (or Sunbird – I cannot recall what it was) and stashed them under the seat after we slammed them between the passing cars on the freeway. It was cool. At the time I remember thinking… being in a TransAm made me feel a little ‘white trash’, but I didn’t care.

It was sometime after the drummer had lost his arm in an accident, perhaps 1988? It was at the old Met Center, where the Mall of America stands today. It was lit up blue and the heavy marijuana smell lingered through the center. I had actually never smelled it before and wondered why people showed up to a concert only to forget it the next morning?


I actually don’t remember arriving home that evening, 2.5 hours north. I’m sure I slept off my experience of my little town north of Minneapolis. In the year 1988.



Jennifer Davis Art June 21, 2008

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Jennifer Davis Art

Love this local Minneapolis artist.

I finally bought my first piece and thought I’d share her unusual and talented artist with others. I especially love her collage pieces from a couple years ago. Check her out!



My Favs June 19, 2008

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Poop Newz

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Did you know that a web site really exists called ?


It exists

Everything you would want to know about Crop Dusting, Poop Culture, Toilet Paper, Intellectual Crap and the like.


Another Day in Paradise

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I had the most surreal out of body experience today at work. I was to meet some co-workers in the cafe to talk and share hot-gossip. I arrived late to the lunch because I had a major female emergency. When I arrived in the cafe (the second time), I searched for my co-workers, when I spy’d one team member off in the distance. I was discombobulated because I didn’t recognize anyone at first glance.


As I walked toward the table of 12 plus people, I still had no idea who was at the table but my three friends. As I sat down at the table I recognized a former boss and waved. Immediately, the large man on my left introduced himself and his co-worker to my left as his assistant. Still trying to figure out who the remaining people were at the table, I sat with perma-grin on my face as the other’s talked. I sat back for a moment and felt like I was at a Desi party (mentioned in previous posts) and had no damn idea what they were talking about in Hindi/Urdu.


Anyway, I felt very out of place and and tried to take in the conversations and laughter at one time. The obese man that introduced himself was of importance in the Sales organization. With tan rubbery skin, bright blue eyes and a deep, bellowing voice, he was bellowing about his stint as a karoke singer in his kitchen, naked with shaving cream on his face (ugh). He explained that he was dancing and singing naked when he broke his toe on his granite countertop. The group laughed, probably out of disbelief, and proceeded to talk about gay people and the like. I admit, I was disgusted that these were so-called professional people were talking like they had known all of us since grade school. I think I’m still in disbelief.


Before the group left the female Sales Director proceeded to hug my co-workers and not me. We had not worked for her in over three months. I admit I wasn’t her closest friend. I think she knew I didn’t look up to her and her fake veneers, fake hair extensions, fake boobs, fake nails and fake tan. I was actually surprised that she had wrinkles. She proceeded to talk to my co-worker about tanless sunbathing…for which I thought was awfully immature, but that’s just me. Then again, she was talking to a 27 year old that’s had four plastic surgeries. I guess I shouldn’t have been too surprised!


Once they left, I admit I felt 100% better and realized that my decision not to become a sales person was the best decision I had ever made! 


Monday – Back to Work June 17, 2008

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Another Work Day

Titled: Monday

This is how I felt at work today. The right side is orderly while the left has been hit by a storm.



Half a Brain

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Today was Monday. But not just any Monday. It was my day to go back to work in the “new” building. The company I currently work at unveiled it’s new building today. The hubbub of the hive was buzzing with people seaching for their hives to call their new home.

I was less than thrilled. After working from home 5 days a week, being able to catch an occassional Tyra show between meetings, and being able to cut costs for gas and food, I was not excited. I was not enjoying the recycled air, dry, bloodshot eyes and the gleaming stare from the higher-ups that passed by my desk too many times for my liking.

I was seated next to the Service Center, the hallway, the VP and his Admin. So I caught up on the latest news given to me by the Admin… how they are cutting overhead by firing people before they could move to the new building. The company made over 20 billion dollars but still didn’t hit the mark. We have all new chairs (my guess $500 each), adjustable desks (~$1200), file cabinets with cushions on top (~$500), lockers for our jackets, chairs with tables in the hallways (~$800), the newest design in table work lamps (~$300). And I’m just one Chief Peon.

I slept when I got home. My guess is that the grapes and a rice krispy bar didn’t cut it for lunch. We’ll see how tomorrow goes…