Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Just an awful day

Yes Monday was a long and tedious day. I won't go into the reasons except to say that we are having a problem with two feuding part timers and people aren't showing for their shifts. This resulted in a prolonged shift for me. So after an 11 and a half hour day I pulled in my driveway at around 10 pm. I have to say that I went in to the day knowing that the possibility of working an extra long day was very real so I had resigned myself to the reality. The customers did provide a few chuckles though. My favorite? A very embarassed woman who wanted cracked pepper turkey breast. Unfortunately much to her embarassment she asked for "cracked turkey pecker". She apologised and I told her it was ok because I myself have been the author of a few mangled words and sentences. Still there were grins all around.

I was hungry when I got home. Eating before going to bed is not recomended but I hadn't eaten since 3:30 in the afternoon. After a peanut butter sandwich and a glass of milk I went to bed. I put the TV on and soon was fast asleep. I dreamt  of my all time fantasy woman. Sophia Loren. No it wasn't one of those dreams (Damn!"). Instead it turned out that Sophia was a friend of the family. She was just visiting my parents. I asked Sophia if she would pose for a picture with me so I could brag about it on my blog. She said, "Of course!" Let me just say that in reality at 75 or whatever her age is, she is still a godess. I'll eat a peanut butter sandwhich every night if I can dream about Sophia. Ah the power of the peanut!

So where does that leave me today? Well for one thing I am finally off from work after a six day stretch. I hope to take some time off in about a month. I can use it. Today is a beautiful day with temperatures approaching 50. Despite the warmer weather and rain there are still four foot piles of snow on my street and around the area. Still the weather is slowly but surely changing. I feel the urge for traveling again. I would like to head to Martha's Vineyard again, before or after the tourists get there. It is a magical place. It's like being far away from home on an island, which it is, yet not that far away that I can't be there in three hours by car and ferry. The price of gas will surely dictate when and if I go anywhere. It's funny when the price of a barrel of oil goes up you imeadiately see it reflected at the pump. Yesterday the price of a barrel dropped a bit yet you won't see it reflected at the pump. The oil companies have a great effect on the economy. Once the price of fuel goes up it affects everything from food to dry goods. I have no sympathy for these massive companies. They can take their commercials showing how they care and how they are investing in the future. Oh yeah they're doing it for us. What a bunch of crap!

Well I don't think I'll rant anymore. It's a beautiful day and though I really don't feel like doing anything at all. I do have to run a couple of errands. When I come back I will look in and see what's going on in my little cyber sphere. Right now it seems like a huge effort just to get myself ready to go out into the world but you gotta do what you gotta do. 

Adios muchachos. I have no idea if I spelled that right. The spell check seems to think it's ok. I suspect that for some reason it's not working right now. Spelling has never been one of my strong suits.  
I'm outta here.


  1. Hi! I saw you on another bloggers site so I thought I'd pop on over for a visit. I laughed at what the lady said and must say I've embarrassed myself a few times as well. I've often wondered why when the price of oil goes up we see an increase the next day but if it goes down it takes days or weeks to see prices go down. It's not fair I tell ya! I don't feel sorry for then either. Let them walk in our shoes for awhile and find out what life is really like huh.
    Well It sure was nice visiting and I do plan on coming back again soon. Until then take care and have a great day!

  2. Yo Paul, I am glad you finally have a day off. Enjoy it!
    Loved the 'cracked turkey pecker'thingy. I laughed so loud that I am sure my next door neighbor must have heard me.
    It is 39 degrees here but at least the sun is shining. That is something to be thankful for.
    Ciao little bro.

  3. I agree whole heartedly on the oil companies along with a number of other big conglomerates. Mangeled words and sentences, though embarrassing at times, are not uncommon but can put a little lift in the day.

  4. Thanks for the giggles. I wonder what she was thinking just before she said it. Glad you got some time off finally. You'll have your bills paid off sooner if it keeps going this way. Have a great night with Sophia.

  5. Hi Paul,
    I enjoy read your post it seems not bad way you thinking? that wish you ate peanut butter sandwich there send off to sweet dream of Sophia,may dream come true:-)

    I hope you can go to Martha's vineyard soon
    it sound a good idea with some one go with you? three hours drive is a long way by yourselves:-)

    I wait hear from some romance news:-)

  6. Hey..the oil company VS we here in the Country trying to get by really resonated with me,. I could start a rant right here and now. It pisses me off thoroughly to have to curtail my already short excursions out on the streets because of the insane not needed rises in gasoline at the pumps. You know the gas stations are raking in huge profits for they do that as soon as a whisper comes out about BBL prices. That part right there is NOT he oil company..yet. It's gas station greed. OK. Done. Sorry.

    I see you have my Wisconsin girls!! Sherry and Terry! Love them.