March 22, 2004

More Short Attention Span Blogging

I realize that I'm completely random today with the blogging. That's because my whole brain has been kinda random today. Tomorrow may yield a focused post. Today? Not so much.

I was at a boring snooze-fest full of people in love with the sound of their own voices meeting this afternoon for somewhere around four and a half eons two hours. One particular speaker of note irritated me in several different ways. Allow me to illustrate using the following real-life quotes - no stunt-quotes here folks. Oh, and how petty and/or bored was I to actually write this shit down?

"...he couldn't have been more friendlier when I came on-board..."
Its friendlier, dillhole. That's it. The whole more thing? Completely unnecessary. If you're standing in front of a group of people I'd expect you to know that.

"...and the like..."
This pretty much falls into the and whatnot category for me but this may be worse because it sounds like you're trying to come off all snooty. When you use it at the end of every sentence, you just sound kinda stupid.

"...when we started this whole project we decided it should be built on the foundation of a premise..."
My favorite. Do I need to explain?

And by the way, how cool am I? A whole state called me. I didn't pick up the call and there was no message. I figure they're pissed cos of something I did growing up, and the like...

Posted by Chris at March 22, 2004 7:05 PM

I came! I read! I laughed!

I even commented. Don't you feel loved? You should. You've been stamped with the Seal of Approval Of The Dawnie.

Posted by: Dawnie at March 22, 2004 7:18 PM

Damn. Texas has never called me. I only get Georgia and occasionally Colorado.

Posted by: Iki at March 22, 2004 8:07 PM

Wow, haven't you heard, don't mess with Texas?

Posted by: Nicole at March 22, 2004 8:13 PM

Wow. So Dubya was speaking at your meeting???

That might explain the "Texas" on your phone...

A follow-up call.

Posted by: Irma at March 22, 2004 9:10 PM

Texas called. They want their cactus back.

Posted by: Hunter at March 22, 2004 9:51 PM

HA! I use 'whatnot' all the time....what's wrong with that? ;-)

Posted by: Ginny at March 22, 2004 11:08 PM

Dude, if I ever called you on your land line, it would say "Pennsylvania". I bribed the governor to do it.

Posted by: Coleen at March 22, 2004 11:19 PM

i say "and the like" all the frickin' time. oh, the shame.

something tells me i'll have to wean myself off of it before i move to the u.s.

Posted by: Marie at March 23, 2004 5:24 AM

Hunter that was so funny. I loved that comment. And how impressive is that? Not only a state, but the biggest state, except Alaska of course.

And speaking of meetings? We have HQ where they spend the entire day hosting one meeting or another. And people actually wander aimlessly looking for meetings to attend. I traveled to one of them one time and I swear, people would be walking by the open door, pause, look inside to see who was there, walk off a few paces, back up and slink into the room against the wall to find an empty chair. Then they would sit there for a few minutes, quietly get up and leave and wander down the hall looking for the next meeting.

Posted by: wlfldy at March 23, 2004 8:47 AM

this post was more funnier than the last one.

Posted by: yvonne at March 23, 2004 10:25 AM

Hee hee hee- you said "dillhole".

I feel so very Beavis.

Posted by: KRisti at March 23, 2004 11:42 AM

That last one is great... reminds me of one of my favorite lines from "Annie Hall"

"At the moment it's just a Notion, but with a bit of backing I think I could turn it into a Concept, and then an Idea."


Posted by: Sawni at March 23, 2004 2:09 PM

I use the word "whatnot" all the time. I don't want to know what that says about me.

Posted by: pie at March 23, 2004 2:56 PM