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Friday, September 12, 2003
BTW

If you see me hanging around in AIM please feel free to invite me to chat...I love to (iChat rocks).

posted by Amy on 9/12/2003 06:52:00 PM | link

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Work Conversations from Hell part 987573

Me: HELP, this is Amy

Caller: Yes ummm....I can't login to my account, yaknowwhatI'msayin?

Me: Ok, hold on one second while I access the directory. Ok was is your userid?

Caller: It's blahblahblah, but I can't login, yaknowwhatI'msayin?, I have tried it in different computers and it tells me I am locked out, yaknowwhatI'msayin? What does that mean?

Me: Your account will lock after three invalid attempts to log into your account. It is a security measure that autitors require us to have. I need your full id number to unlock your account.

Caller: That is bullshit, yaknowwhatI'msayin? I mean I tried it on like five different machines and I can't get in, yaknowwhatI'msayin?. How am I gonna be able to login, yaknowwhatI'msayin? My id number is blahblahblahblah.

Me: Sir, the account lock is a security feature that we are required to have incase someone attempts to break into your account. I have reset your password to the default student password.

Caller: But that is not what I use as my password, yaknowwhatI'msayin? I use my phone number as my password, yaknowwhatI'msayin?.

Me: Sir, after you access your account using the standard account password you will be able to change the password to whatever you would like. Have a nice day.

*click*

Motherfinker...I know what you are saying...I mean, damn....get a new phrase. One that won't drive me nuts, yaknowwhatI'msayin?

posted by Amy on 9/12/2003 02:12:00 PM | link

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Thursday, September 11, 2003
Ummm...thanks but no

When my lovely Brother and Sister In Law picked me up at the airport from my vacation I was very greatful. It was a nice thing...they took time out of the middle of their Saturday together to drive all the way up to San Jose (a little over an hour away) to pick me up. I was a bit tipsy (but that is another story) and gleeful to be on the ground...hating flying and all. A bit giggly even.

Anyway...during the drive home...they decided to play matchmaker. Now this is something that I so wasn't cool with. They want to hook me up with so-and-so...why didn't I want to meet so-and-so...what is wrong with me that I wouldn't want to meet so-and-so...so-and-so is a nice guy...so-and-so is a shy guy and gets nervous around girls...etc. That is all good and fine. And I am sorry for so-and-so...but I am not interested. It isn't that I don't like men...don't get me wrong there...what I don't like is the insinuation that I need to be fixed (or fixed-up) because I am single. It is slightly offensive. I know that in their "smug-married" heart of hearts they were just trying to "fix" me...to make me happy...to make their friend happy...to make another "smug-married" couple for them to do "smug married" couply things with...

Thanks but no. Don't get me wrong...I am not anti-marriage...I plan to be one day. But right now, I am happy being me. I am confident that some day, some where I will find my match. It hasn't happened yet. Yes I know I am nearly **gasp** 30 and single... but maybe I am not the one ready to settle yet. Maybe it is me and not them. And for the most part, I am happy with me... or like to think that I am.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2003
Cursed Bees

Ok...as many of you may or may not know...I have an incredible fear of all things bee like. If I see a yellow and black flying beast I usually jump ship asap...usually hollaring expletives along the way.

Case in point: I was getting into my car to go run for the post office during my lunch. I close the door, turn on the car and put it in Reverse and proceed to back out of my spot. I hear a buzz buzz and think- damnation a fly is in my car. I look over at the source of the buzz buzz and before I know it I have slammed the car into park, opened the door and hopped out. Then I realized that I think I maybe vocalized the thought in my head which was "Acccckkkkk!!!! Fuck Me!!!" I realized this because a coworker from a different floor gave me a mildly humored look as he was getting out of his car- just returning from his lunch. Add this to the fact that most people at work think me demure and ...not the type to cuss and I am sure he was very humored by the whole show. I just hung my head and said..."Uh...bee in my car..." He nodded and was on his way. Oh well...most my coworkers think me odd anyway.

This brings to mind another funny bee situation. I was touring Angel Island with my friend. We were seated at the outdoor seating at The COVE CAFE. We were sitting at one of the little tables outside - enjoying our lunch and waiting for our tour of the island to come. suddenly I notice these bees buzzing me. I was wearing this sweatshirt that had these letters that looked like water and I knew that they were attracted to it for some reason. Before anyone knew what was going on - I leapt from the table ripping my sweatshirt off and stating "Get the fuck away from me". Of course I nearly knocked over the table too. Oh...what fun it must me to be my friend.

posted by Amy on 9/10/2003 04:07:00 PM | link

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Notes and Stuff

First the serious stuff:
This article on CNN.com is why it is important to voice what your wishes would be to everyone you know...and if possible in writing.
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Tess has been having a rough couple of days at work. Stop by her place and show her some love.

Now for the fun stuff
Stop by and say hello to Greg...he is a coworker who is currently serving in Kuwait. He has a very interesting journal...so bookmark it if you can. His email address also appears in one of his entries...so drop him a line.
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BFM bought me tickets to see KISS...whoo hoo. I am so stoked. Yahoo. I have always wanted to see KISS and now I will be able too. Yipee.
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Happy day...BFM reports that several stores in the Las Vegas area that she lives in seem to be stocking diet cherry coke. I love diet cherry coke...but can never find the blasted stuff. She has purchased me up a 12 pack of it and will bring it up to me when she comes for the REN FAIRE but...I would like to be able to go to my local grocery and buy it myself...so I am really really hoping it is making a come back.
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I will be at the RenFaire the weekend of September 20th. If you are in the area I highly suggest that you go! It is at Casa De Fruta if you are interested. It runds from Mid September to Mid October every weekend.
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Roxy the bestest beagle in the whole world has taken to sleeping with my slipper. I am still not sure what that is about...I think it is because they are the big fluffy kind...because I never wear them...or at least not often enough to have them smell like me...and she doesn't chew on them or anything...so I don't know...I have been trying to catch her snuggled with one for the digital camera...but as soon as she sees my camera she heads for the hills.

posted by Amy on 9/10/2003 02:33:00 PM | link

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Tuesday, September 09, 2003
Lunch Today

I can't figure out what to do during my lunch hour today. Part of me wants to go home and play with Roxy. However- they seem to be doing construction on my city streets...so how long will it take me to get there.

Part of me wants to go to Staples and buy some stuff that I have been wanting to buy. But a big part of me doesn't want to do that either.

I could go read on the back landing but it is a little cold out...plus I forgot my watch so I would probably just end up coming back in early because I didn't know what time it was.

Eating is not an option because I already ate my lunch.
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Oh and by the way...what is it with callers today that get pissy with us when we tell them or show them how to do something for themselves instead of just doing it for them. I got hung up on by a young woman who wanted me to fix the margins in her paper when really I told her how to do it and then told her where to go for more help in the Microsoft Word program...so she got pissy with me and hung up on me...sorry...I am just trying to get you to be able to help yourself...blehhhh.

posted by Amy on 9/09/2003 03:01:00 PM | link

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What I did on Sunday...

Because I know you want to know what I did on Sunday:

So last Sunday I did three things:
1. All my laundry from my trip.
2. Finished my Kay Hooper book.
3. Got a hair cut. I finally got sick of trying to grow my hair out and chopped it all off- ok well I am not bald or anything...but I did get a good three to four inches removed. Then I dyed it...Almond Rocca. It doesn't look like almond rocca to me...but whatever. Ok...so that is four things....oh well.

posted by Amy on 9/09/2003 12:33:00 PM | link

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Monday, September 08, 2003
Guess Who's Home

Yep...that is right I am back. I came back to lots a mail both of the snail and e variety....just like I like it. I also came back to gifts from someone who rocks:The Director's Cut of Almost Famous and The Buffy Scriptbook for "Once More with Feeling". Both of which are uber cool.

posted by Amy on 9/08/2003 12:49:00 PM | link

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