Random Musings Friday…

I really enjoy the weeks that fly by.  This was one of those weeks.  I can’t believe it’s time for Random Musings Friday again.  What’s even better is that tomorrow is Saturday…the second Saturday that I have nothing to do and get to lay around in my pajamas and nap.  What’s even better than that is that next Saturday I will be going to the airport to pick up Robyn and Phil.  I’m so excited…I haven’t seen them since August and we have a really fun week planned.

So…I’m not going to waste any more time…because the faster today goes, the closer I am to tomorrow and next weekend…

  • Did I mention “tan mom” on here?  For those of you that don’t know, she’s a mom from NJ who is so addicted to fake tanning that she’s practically made of leather and she’s the color of an oompa loompa.  She’s been accused of taking her 5-year-old daughter to the tanning salon with her.  Well, it seems “tan mom” has some competition in the race to be the biggest embarrassment NJ has to offer.  Her competition?  “The Hotdog Ho”…a woman who runs a hot dog truck where you can get more than hot dogs.  She serves up her dogs in a bikini…and if you ask nicely you can get a lap dance or a side of sex.  Oh…did I mention that her boobs sag down to her knees?  Yeah…she’s a class act.  Oh…and she’s “acrobetical”…her word, not mine.  Seriously…you can’t make this stuff up.  And you guys thought Snooki and The Situation were the best NJ had to offer. UPDATE…Apparently, the Hotdog Ho is from Long Island…which is NY, not NJ. Also, she prefers to be called the Hotdog Stripper. I really wish she was from NJ.
  • Why do people think it’s ok to take their shoes off on the train.  On Wednesday morning, I sat across from a man who took his shoes off and put them up on the seat next to me…right next to my lunch bag.  It was gross…and it was also the morning, which made it even worse.  Of course, there were no other seats on the train so I had to just sit there.  But people…please understand that it’s public transportation and not your living room.  Leave your shoes on!
  • There is a woman who works in my building, but for a different company.  She’s the only woman in an office full of men and she didn’t want to share a bathroom with them.  Since we are an office full of women, she asked if she could use the bathroom on our side of the office.  We said sure.  Except…she’s always in there.  Yesterday, my coworker came into the office, put her bags and coat down, turned on her computer, walked down two flights of stairs to use the bathroom on a different floor, walked back up two flights of stairs…and the girl was still in there.  We estimate that she spends 2-3 hours of the work day in there.  We figure she’s either trying to kill time or she’s got some sort of stomach issues.  But as my co-worker pointed out this morning…if it’s stomach issues, girlfriend better get herself to the doctor!

And lastly…and most importantly…

  • President Obama’s tweet about gay marriage yesterday is the most retweeted message in the history of Twitter.  I think that’s awesome.

Now…grab the button, link up below…and have a wonderful weekend!

A good thing…

Yesterday morning, I read about Amendment 1 passing in North Carolina…banning same-sex marriage and dissolving existing civil unions and other types of legally recognized domestic partnerships.  I found the whole thing really sad.

Even sadder is that North Carolina was the 30th state to pass a ban on same-sex marriage.

I don’t understand it and it makes me sad and angry and frustrated.

But then something else happened yesterday.  President Obama went on television and said “I believe that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry.”

Wow.  That’s amazing.

He only made a statement…he’s not enacting legislation.  I understand that they are just words.  I understand that just saying it won’t make it a reality.  But for the President of the United States to come out publicly in support of same-sex marriage is a big deal.

Well done Mr. President.  This is the first time in a long time that I’ve been proud of you.  I just hope they aren’t empty words…because everyone does deserve to be treated fairly and equally.

I love NY…or not…

A few weeks ago I made a comment about being in a cab on Park Ave and Cher was all “How can you talk about being on Park Ave like it’s no big deal?”.  The thing is…I know it’s a big deal.  I know that I’m lucky to have amazing landmarks and fabulous shopping and Broadway shows and terrific restaurants all at my fingertips.  I really do love living here…usually.

However, sometimes…when there is a horrendous accident on the George Washington Bridge that backs up traffic for miles and the UN general assembly is in session and streets are closed everywhere and President Obama is coming to town and they are filming a television show on my block and it takes me 2 1/2 hours to make the trip from my home to my office (which should only take about 30 minutes)…on those days I hate living here. 

UN general assembly is bad.  Really bad.  Cops everywhere.  Streets closed.  Frozen zones.  Random security checks.  It’s a giant pain in the ass.  Last year, on a day the president was in town to address the UN, I got stuck in a frozen zone on my way to the train station.  The cops wouldn’t let us cross the street because the president’s motorcade was going to come through.  I ended up missing my train and he never even passed by.  This morning I got stopped again.  I’m not sure who was in the car, but there was a guy hanging out the window with an automatic rifle.  Awesome! 

Personally, I think they should move the UN to the middle of the desert where there are no people trying to get to work or go about their day.  I would imagine it would be easier to control security and they wouldn’t fuck up traffic for everyone else!

Commuting this week has sucked so far and President hasn’t even gotten here yet.  I can’t wait to see what kind of travelling nightmare that will cause.  Also…yesterday they changed our office around.  Before there were two of us sharing a decent sized office, but we just hired someone new.  They decided that there is no other space in the building, so they just shoved another desk in here with us and stuck my desk in a corner.  So now…instead of being next to the window with space to move around, I’m sitting in the corner like I’m in time out. 

Needless to say, I’m really cranky this week…especially today.  I’m hoping to get into a better mood, but I’m guessing that won’t happen until the weekend. 

Anyone else have a horrendous commute or having a bad week?