Monday, August 20, 2007

If I'm Frazzled, It Must Be Monday


I'm in a little bit of a state of flux this week, so I'm not going to be writing a lot. In other words, it'll be mostly stream of consciousness nonsense -- yeah, yeah, more so than usual. I'll be out of town over the weekend, Thursday through Sunday, and I have way too much to do between now and then. Anyway, while I'm away, I'll be checking in. In fact, I'll probably be posting Thursday's Q&A from the car. Unless, of course, it won't go, in which case it won't be posted 'til we get there. You know I couldn't stand to be away from you guys entirely, though.

My boss was out all last week, so we have a hell of a lot of work to do today. I'll tell you what I told him: "I'll do what I can without killing myself, because you don't pay me enough for that, and I'll think about the rest of it tomorrow."

The weekend was great. It was actually cooler Saturday, making it very, very pleasant to be outside. Yesterday, alas, it heated back up to 95 or 96. My stepdaughter and her family were in town over the weekend and it was nice spending some time with them. She drove back over by herself Saturday night and, trying to pull into the driveway, hit the curb and popped her tire. Therefore, the evening was spent waiting on the tow truck sent by her Roadside Assistance plan and then waiting some more while the guy tried for over half an hour to get her spare tire loose. He finally got her tire changed and, by then, it was getting late and time for her to leave. We had some fun during the wait time, though.

I wish you all a Happy Monday and hope it's an easy one for you.

In TWISTED LINGUISTICS today, we find these miscreants.

pray on unsuspecting writers - An unholy rite.

book rotalties - The totality of the $0.00 check you'll receive from that Maryland backdoor vanity press you chose.

exhaulting - Just back from a truck trip.

And these jewels were rounded up by Roxan:

disterbed and weird.
she would be an ecomplise
kissed another sychic
how do u do the ballence thing
You would think I would not be clumbsy
will any 1 get on my name and finish i ballens
in the elivator


I have a little Monday joke for you.

A drunk was proudly showing off his new apartment to a couple of his friends late one night, and led the way to his bedroom where there was a big brass gong and a mallet.

"What's that big brass gong?" one of the guests asked.

"It's not a gong. It's a talking clock," the drunk replied.

"A talking clock? Seriously?" asked his astonished friend.

"Yeah," replied the drunk.

"How's it work?" the other friend asked, squinting at it.

"Watch this," the drunk replied.

He picked up the mallet, gave the gong an ear-shattering pound, and stepped back.

The three stood looking at one another for a moment.

Suddenly, someone on the other side of the wall screamed, "You asshole ... it's 3:15 in the morning!!!"





Your Expression Number is 1

You have the skills to be a top executive or businessperson.
But first you must develop your natural capacity to be a good leader.
You are truly original - with a creative approach to life and a very sharp mind.

You reach for the sky, and you have the potential to reach it.
Assertive and straight forward, you have little need for supervision.
You are self-confident, self-reliant, and courageous in your convictions.

While you sometimes fear loneliness, you prefer to be left alone.
A bit self centered, you may be hard to life with at times.
You also have a strong dominant streak - which can push others away at times.


25 comments:

Travis Erwin said...

You can bet I'll be telling that joke to my coworkers today.

Roxan said...

***Your Expression Number is 7***


Very intelligent, you are usually thinking, introspecting, or analyzing.
You have a good mind, and you are especially good at finding out the truth.
Very little ever escapes your observation and deep understanding.

You tend to obsess over wisdom and hidden truths.
You are likely to become a authority on any subject you undertake.
Operating on a different wavelength, most people don't know you that well.

Very logical and rational, at times you tend to lack emotion.
So much so, that you often have times coping with emotional situations.
You are not very adaptable - you may tend to be overly critical at times.


Well, that kind of pegged me LOL

Serena Joy said...

Hiya, Travis! I hope your co-workers get as big a belly laugh out of that joke as I did.:)

Serena Joy said...

Lucky Roxan, you rolled a 7 -- one of my luckiest numbers.:-)

Variant E said...

Ok, did that expression test. Here it is:

***Your Expression Number is 14.7***

You're an idiot


...just kidding...enjoy your work trip.

Serena Joy said...

Oh, wow, VE, you got a fraction. I'm pretty sure that indicates a LACK of idiocy.:-)

Trust me, there will be NO work on my trip.

Charles said...

Your Expression Number is 1
You have the skills to be a top executive or businessperson.
But first you must develop your natural capacity to be a good leader.
You are truly original - with a creative approach to life and a very sharp mind.

You reach for the sky, and you have the potential to reach it.
Assertive and straight forward, you have little need for supervision.
You are self-confident, self-reliant, and courageous in your convictions.

While you sometimes fear loneliness, you prefer to be left alone.
A bit self centered, you may be hard to life with at times.
You also have a strong dominant streak - which can push others away at times.

Hmmmm. John Quincy Public. I never put my name in something I don't know what the data is used for. Sometimes even if I do.

Does your friend drive much, or perhaps I should ask, does your friend drive drunk much? :)

Serena Joy said...

1's a good number, Charles.

My driving friend? Who that be?:)

Charles said...

Your stepdaughter, rather. I was saying that in jest, BTW.

Serena Joy said...

LOL, Charles. This isn't the first tire she's popped on that curb. Which I really don't understand because I've hit it often myself and never lost a tire.

Scary Monster said...

Ya know, Serena. Me reads dem Twisty Linguisty tangs you be havin in yer posts and fer de life of me, Me just can't seem to get the jokes. Evertang dere jast seams OK ta Me.

exhaulting: going after you've stopped, but you were going before, so after you have stopped then you can go again.


STOMP.

Serena Joy said...

I like your definition better, Scary. Mine was a bit too literal. Ex = from, and hauling (truck). Some days I do better than others. LOL.

Camille Alexa said...

It's gotten all chilly and rainy here, but I STILL love it. I have plenty of years of 105 degree loathing to expunge from my soul before I can be scared off by a little light rain and sweater weather.

MONA said...

Serena, (((HUGS)))

That blog seems to be telling EVERYONE's expression number as 1

I hope you are fine.

Serena Joy said...

Oh, Camille, sweater weather? It was 99 here today. {sigh} Maybe I'll get to wear a sweater around October.:)

Hi, Mona, and {{HUGS}} back atcha. I'm fine; hope you are, too. Did you get the "1" as well?:)

snowelf said...

That joke was awesome! That's one of the funniest ones I've heard in a long time!!

I'm totally with ya, do what you can and worry about the rest later. You are only one person.

--snow

Corn Dog said...

I got a 7 too! Yah!

I am disterbed. ha

What is it with curbs and popped tires? Two of my nieces did that. My friend's daughter did it and my step daughter. I can no longer drive so I am immune.

Have fun on your trip and my cool air be with you.

Pink said...

whew. I like your answer to your boss. I'll have to remember that. I don't make enough to buy a decent home in London...I certainly don't make enough to kill myself!
xx
pinks

Serena Joy said...

Yeah, it's a good philosophy, Snow.:)

Thanks, CD. I think I'd almost kill for a breath of fresh, cool air. I guess I'm disturbed, too.:-)

LOL, Pinks. I'm not sure what the appropriate salary would be, but I know I haven't seen it yet.:)

Queenie said...

I'm back and your going!!!
Love the joke just what I needed.
I will be back to do the expression, rushing around catching up on whats been happening in the Blogshere!

Serena Joy said...

Yeah, that's me, Queenie. I seem to always have everything bass-freakin'-akwards. LOL. Hey, it's nice to see you back.:)

G-Man said...

Serena...?
I'll be stealing this joke, thank you very much!..xoxbgxoxox

Serena Joy said...

Yeah. Go for it.:)

Hale McKay said...

I must be a 1, because that's what the guy I blew my horn at after he cut me of this morning thought of me.

Serena Joy said...

I get (and give) a lot of 1s, too.:)