Monday, July 10, 2006

Random Observations

1. There are some people in this world who absolutely refuse to entertain the notion that they could be wrong, no matter how clear the evidence to the contrary.

2. Based on how people drive, there MUST be driver's licenses given away in cereal boxes.

3. Watching World Cup soccer is entertaining; it's even better when you're watching it with someone who actually knows the rules (even if they're on the telephone with you, and have to squelch their own reactions due to a 4-second feed delay)

4. There are still people in this world who assume you don't know what you're talking about just because you're a female

5. Doggies (and little boys) give great comfort when you've had your feelings badly hurt

6. Blogging is much more entertaining than my job

7. Two days off work generates two weeks of playing catch-up

8. Watching a strange little cartoon boy talk about poot is vastly cheering

9. A swimming pool on a 100-degree-plus day feels like heaven

10. I'm out of Texas the second I get my bachelor's. I'll worry about the Masters once I'm out of here

11. Families of the heart are priceless

12. There needs to be more love in the world (which is why I haven't ripped the face off the person to whom I refer in numbers 1 and 4! LOL!)


ann said...

Who did you watch the World Cup with? (or as Pat Robertson called it, "The Soccer?")

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

Bubba Joe Bob Brain
(They're Pinkie and the Brain,
Yes Pinkie and the Brain!
One is a genius,
the other's insane...

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

They're laboratory mice
whose genes have been spliced.
They're dinky, they're Pinkie
and the Brain, Brain, Brain, brain, brain!

Lydia said...

Don't talk about me on your posts--I didn't get my license out of cereal box, just Jasper Tennessee. I can't help it if they give them to just anyone.

We watched the World Cup, too. I kept thinking of Quidditch. I didn't pay much attention to the games most of the time--except for the one we watched at Geron's parents house. They've set up a projector in their living room (instead of a t.v.) so we watched that game in high def. ANYWAY, I liked the penalty kicks best because I could actually follow those. And my team won the cup! I didn't know who to cheer for, so I just picked the cutest ones. (Ooops!)

Whats the Bubba Joe Bab Brain gibberish about?

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

Ann asked with whom did I watch the World Cup. "Bubba Joe (or is it Bo?) Bob Brain" was my answer. Haven't you ever watched Animaniacs?

ann said...

You remember Bubba, right Lydia? He lives in Illinois now, but he used to live in the same house as us. He used to sit on our heads, remember?

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

I changed my profile pic to a pic of Jamie I took over the weekend with my camera phone. It's just like a new toy! Yay!

ann said...

That's a cool picture.

Anonymous said...

Sooooooo, is Bubba Joe Bob Brain also known as Joel or Jamie? And who is this mystery man in your life who hurt your feelings?

ann said...

"anonymous" is new to your blog, I think. Isn't the farting man the one who hurt your feelings? I just assumed. And isn't "Bubba" Bubba?

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

Bubba Joe Bob Brain is Everett. I thought it quite appropriate, considering that he's a brain and all....

Yes, Ann, you're right. The "farting man" is the one who hurt my feelings. For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about - "mystery man" is the engineer who I don't get along with. I sent out a shipment to the lab on Wednesday. The lab called here on Friday (when they got it) saying they didn't get everything and the engineer started yelling and saying that I must not have put everything in the box I was supposed to have. Like I'm the village idiot or something!

And he kept pretty much calling me a liar when I said that I put everything he gave me in the box. Then he made me look all over the entire building for the missing parts, even though I only package items in one area. I had a gazillion reports that needed to be done, plus I was trying to get back on track from the holiday, but I'm having to look all over the building for something I KNOW isn't here because I put everything in the darn box!

Then when I said, "That's it! This is ridiculous!" and went back to what I was doing, he came and stood over me while I worked repeating over and over again that he KNEW I didn't put everything in the box, that the phone must have rung, and I wandered off with the parts, or I forgot, or I dropped something. This theme ran on for about (no kidding) 15 minutes. Finally I looked up at him and said in the nicest way possible that he should shut his mouth and quit talking. I said I had already explained my side of it, that he didn't in fact know what I had done because he didn't miraculously crawl inside my head to watch what I did or did not do. I further explained that him repeating things over and over wasn't helping any, and was only making me more mad, so he should just shut up and let me do the rest of my job.

Then he started yelling to the main boss that I should be fired and I was trying to "sabotage his career". Excuse me? Since when would I do something like that?

I was so angry, and so hurt that I had to go home at lunch and have a good cry. That's when Ziggy gave great comfort to me.

Then when it turned out that DHL damaged the box and part of the shipment fell out (this was at the end of the day), I didn't even get an apology from the buttwipe engineer!

My main boss is on my side on this, but he isn't going to reprimand the mean engineer too much, because he's the big money-maker in the firm and brings the most business in. So I just have to suck it up and stick it out until I get my degree and get a better job. Unfortunately for now I have to play nice with the other children in the office.

So ya'll please pray for me to be patient and able to stick it out here until I get my degree!

Love and hugs to you all!

ann said...


I'm sorry you had a bad day. What a butt wipe.


He made me mad. But I feel better.

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

HA hah! Thank you, Ann! You made me laugh! I needed that.

Tee hee. Now when I see him, I'm going to be thinking in my head "BUTT WIPE! BUTT WIPE!" Oh, wait, I did that anyway. But it's funnier to see it typed out in all caps! Tee hee hee.

Butt wipe. [giggle, snort, snicker]

Suze said...

and from what you've said before, it sounds like this fellow needs to wipe his own butt. yeesh. i hope tomorrow is better!