July 11, 2005

I Can't Get No...

Today, for numerous reasons, has been a bleh day. Its being helped now by a furry little cat who insists on licking my face and headbutting me. I mean, how can that not help? But it's Monday, my email is still broken (if you're not getting any email from me, its because I'm not getting any email from you - they're working on it!), I have a presentation to give tomorrow that no one bothered to tell me about until today, I'm in training (thus unable to do my job) part of the week, I'm sleep deprived mainly because my wife is uber sleep-deprived and I'm totally, 100%, no-doubt-about-it stressed about the impending birth of my daughter. Oh, and no one's told me if I got the promotion I was up for like two weeks ago. I guess I'm Bitch 'N Moan Cactus today.

One thing that's cheering me up this afternoon, though, is my spam. Yes, I said spam. More specifically, the names of my spammers. Randy Quick wants me to play backgammon. Gershwin wants me to buy CDs...musicals perhaps? Audio K. Meant has some software I should, apparently, try out. Seriousness U. Staffed would like me to try some software too but he (she?) prefers I focus on the fine Macromedia line of products. And - this ladies and gentlemen goes into the Spam Name Hall of Fame - I'm getting Windows offers from Peanut E. Thermodynamic. Now, either spammers are going for amusement or people with whacked-out parents and fucked up names grow up to be spammers. There might be a lesson here.

Posted by Chris at July 11, 2005 06:27 PM

Your stress will simultaneously disappear and multiply significantly when she's born. And the sleep deprived thing is a mild preparation of things to come. Your love, however, will be unimaginable and therefore tends to block out everything else until the child becomes a screeching toddler. Hang in there!!

Posted by: Amy at July 11, 2005 06:36 PM

I have Marien E. Fungky trying to tell me how to get a date.

Posted by: etherian at July 11, 2005 06:59 PM

Ugh, you do not sound like a happy cactus at all!!! Every reason you have listed is valid though. There. I have validated your feelings. Doesn't that make you feel a little better at least?? Well doesn't it? :) Buck up camper, all will be well. In time. I mean I did a haiku for you earlier today...what more must I do? 'Cause I'll do it!

Posted by: Kate at July 11, 2005 07:03 PM

sounds like the Cactus-Fish family needs a spa vacation... wish i could help ya'll out.

if you lived closer, i would make you both some tea and give you head massages.

Posted by: monique at July 11, 2005 07:23 PM

Hugs to you and Beth. Hugs and quiet, kitty purring as the only sound in an air conditioned house, eating some ice cream or pick your own favorite food. And good tuneage. Preferrably some quiet Sting.


Posted by: alektra at July 11, 2005 07:46 PM

Do you also need larger breasts and an enhanced penis? I thought I was the only one!! LOL!!!

Posted by: ::c:: at July 11, 2005 09:07 PM

can I say this? will the spammers find me?

I don't get much spam. Or else, it's in my bulk mail folder since I still use Yahoo, and I just don't read it. Click and delete. But - I'm glad the spammers are making you smile.

It was a blah, bluckety Monday for me as well. NOthing seemed right or well, and all I wanted to do was eat plain M&M's and read a book.

I hope, somehow, you and Beth get some SLEEP, your email gets FIXED, and they tell you if you got a promotion. Consider that a prayer!

Posted by: samantha at July 11, 2005 10:22 PM

It just seems that stress is running rampant lately, doesn't it? And good luck with the little Lima Bean (If there's anything I can do, even if it's just sending you silly knock knock jokes, let me know!)

I hope your email is up and running soon...

Posted by: Heather at July 11, 2005 10:34 PM

sending you some happy energy from my corner of the world

Posted by: beautiful face at July 12, 2005 07:40 AM

hang in there, chris. things will even themselves out. and i know it's easier said than done, but don't worry about your daughter. everything will be just fine. we all have great faith in you & beth. :)

Posted by: Judy at July 12, 2005 08:19 AM

Squish M. Extravagantly wants to show me interesting pictures! I was clearing out my inbox, and thought I'd share.

Posted by: Heather at July 12, 2005 10:11 AM

i like the part about the kitty!!!

Posted by: lizabetty at July 12, 2005 12:01 PM

First off, I hope you got the promotion! As for the spam it drives me crazy, I get hundreds a day... I am always stressed and cranky it seems ;)

Posted by: Chrissie at July 12, 2005 12:19 PM