Wednesday, 25 February 2009

All's I'm Sayin'...

So last week, the CEO of the company I work for got a vasectomy. It's no big deal, he's very open about it: in fact, when I went in to congratulate him on severing his vas deferens, he said he was now "sunkist--all juice and no seeds".

On Monday following the operation, he came into work with a bag of frozen peas to apply to his crevice tool. As two other VPs and the executive assistant looked on, I walked into his office shaking my imaginary tambourine and dancing.

And to the tune of John Lennon's "Give Peace A Chance", I sang

"All we are saying...
"Put peas in your pants!

He loved it.

And I kept my job!

Friday, 13 February 2009

A Whirlwind Week of Wonders

So it's been a week, and in those seven days, I have...

a) lost two pounds
b) qualified for a mortgage and
c) received a promotion and wage increase at work.

It will be a few weeks before I can leave the mailroom for good, since a new person needs to be trained and there is much work to catch up on, but my days of that particular drudgery are numbered. The timing of this promotion is perfect, since the Senior Staff Member has been exhibiting behaviours that could otherwise earn her a boot in the box.

So I'm sitting back and treating myself to a wee dram of single malt to celebrate what has been a pretty stellar week.

As for the houses...we qualified for a much larger mortgage than I had believed possible, given our credit history and the current economic environment. We are very excited to be looking at homes, and have the world's best realtor to guide us. We met her several years ago when some crazy little East Indian man offered to buy J. a house and then wasted all of our time by underbidding on houses we liked. Eventually, we just told him to piss off and got into a townhouse in the north end, but Helen (our realtor) was just excellent. We really bonded with her and we are very pleased to be working with her again.

We're meeting with her this Sunday to discuss what we're looking for and to look at homes we've found on-line. So far, we have three that we're quite intrigued by, and here are the links:

There's this one.

And this one.

And this one as well.

Now, my personal preference is the first one, so I'm especially excited to see it. If memory serves, this is the house Helen first showed us when we met her, so it would be kismet if it turned out to be our new home. When we saw it the first time, the loft wasn't finished and the stairs up to it had only been roughed in, so the new owners have done some lovely things with it. The only qualms we have with the house is its location. It's really close to Rectal (Rexall) Place, so on the plus side, we'd be within walking distance to concerts, home and garden shows and Klondyke Days. On the downside, we'd be within walking distance to Oiler's games, concerts, the rodeo and Klondyke Days.

Anyway, I'll keep you posted.

Friday, 6 February 2009

Here's Hoping!

The other job finally got posted at work and I have an interview with the other manager on Tuesday morning at 10:00. With any luck at all, I will be out of the mail room in about two weeks, and let me tell you, it can't happen too quickly at this point.

It makes me think, though: how much does my job SUCK if Data Entry Clerk is a promotion?!