Based on a certain conversation in TC, I just want to say that I am fully and totally aware of the effects of what I have written/will write in this blog could have on me in the future or sooner even. I don't care. I wasn't and I'm really still not ashamed or regretful or a word of it. Am I censoring myself? Well, a bit. I actually curse a lot more IRL than I do here, but I try to censor myself around most people for that. But, it's actually easier for me to talk about myself in this kind of a forum, and I think, in some ways, it actually makes me feel better to talk about myself. So, what's the problem? Yeah, some ass-face might not offer me a job in the future because of what I write here, but do I really want the kind of job where I would be looked down on for something about myself? F*** no! So, if future-employer is reading this and thinking I might not be an asset to their organization, well, thanks for the consideration, and good luck to you!

I really don't care if my whore-able horrible ex reads this and gets offended, either, but I don't think I've mentioned her much, and I will continue to do so. She's not worth the time or effort. Bitch!

Man, it's been a while. I get caught up in so many different and stupid stuff. I need to get back here more often..for me. Not for you all (although I appreciate your continued readership, don't get me wrong!), but for me. I do like getting in here and throwing down the crap. Gets it off my head.

So, this co-worker of mine who works at my retail job (see, I left out the word Target! ...crap.) was working at the Guest Service desk, dealing with an irate guest, who wanted to return some item, she bought 7 months ago, doesn't have the receipt, and has obviously used in the preceding 7 months. She's not getting her way (since this is way past the return policy of Target...which, if I may go out ona tangent, all you folks who shop at Target need to read. Seriously, that's one of the biggest complaints we hear, but it's all out there for you to read! Keep your receipt (and any cashier will give you a gift receipt for any purchase you make if you ask, so don't use the it's a gift excuse), and you have 3 months from the date of purchase), so she says to my co-worker (who is Puerto Rican, and has a bit of an accent, but not bad), "I need to talk to a real person. Do you have anyone who speaks English?" Seriously, if that's not the biggest load of BS I've heard recently! I don't know what peopleare thinking sometimes. Fortunately, he has a good sense of humor about that kind of thing (he referred to himself as not a real person all night), but I can't believe people who would say things like that are still around. *sigh*

The song of the day is..."My Girlfriend's Girlfriend" by Type O Negative.

No, seriously, (although that's a pretty good song) it is "Why Can't I?" by Liz Phair. I like Liz Phair. She keeps me sane.

I might go to an Ani DiFranco concert in March, and that's always an experience! :)

Ani DiFranco and the aforementioned Type O Negative song have nothing to do with each other!! Wow...that's awkward. I shouldn't have placed those two thoughts too close to each other...

Five Replies to 29-I-2008 or Clarification

Lori Lancaster | January 29, 2008
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Amy Austin | January 30, 2008
I'm going to go out on a limb here, in defense of crazy (blind?) lady... maybe she mistook him for the voice on the phone that says "para espanol, oprima uno" -- that message always makes me want to talk to a "real person", too -- and since it's usually a woman's voice, your friend must be a (not a) real girly-man person on top of it!

Geez... I can't believe there are "real people" like this around, either -- it's one thing to see their comments online (have a look at the comments under Steve's linked post about beer cocktail, and you'll see what I mean), but to know that they will actually summarily dismiss a person's worth/existence *right there* in (not real) person??? Wow.

Jackie Mason | February 2, 2008
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Kelly Hardie | February 6, 2008
Damn Lori, your St. Charles accent must be too strong for those who live in Geneva.

Amy Austin | February 9, 2008
Yes, Jackie, that is what I was referring to -- with a touch of sarcasm. I have had the exact same "conversation" with the bilingual AI phone operators... and speaking Spanish really has nothing to do with it. The woman was clearly an inconsiderate idiot.


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10-V-2008 or Thrash Unreal!

I'm really getting into the band Against Me!. (Do you put in a period in a case like this, where the band name ends in a punctuation mark??) I really like the song Thrash Unreal (I wish I could karaoke it! Go »

24-IV-2008 or Fallen Angel

I have a post to write, but I'm not sure I can get to it in its entirety before the end of work, so I might just be holding this space for a while. Think of it as an announcement that something is coming later tonight (after kickball). It actually, in some ways, involves kickball. Go »

24/25-X-2007 or That's What I Get...

I really shouldn't try to write this late, since it messes up the date protocol. But, since the whole protocol was fairly arbitrary, and I made it up to boot, I guess we won't dwell on that. :) Golly! Go »

22-II-2007 or Speaking of crap...

I wrestled with not saying this, but I've been transparent about everything thus far, so here's the latest medical drama. I getting a colonoscopy tomorrow. That involves a lot of "cleansing" this evening, and a lot of I can't eat anything today and tomorrow. Go »

22-XI-2006 or Where have you been?

I know! I've been lax! I was hoping to have at home internet access by now (which I don't yet), which would have helped out with the blogging (and the GOO game...*grumble*). Go »

27-VI-2019 or Savage Meme

Been a busy day, but I guess I gotta do something. Hi! Hello! Go »