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First off, last night I made a batch of Tropical Terror so hot that it would curl the hair on a hobbit's toes. The cats all went to the basement to escape. So be on notice, sueg and devilmiyu, your salsa is on the way and should reach you tomorrow. You don't need to be home to get it. I've marked the packages "no sig required"

bitingfrenzy if you email your street address to me at dierker@frontiernet.net, I'll send you a jar as well. I feel like a drug dealer. First jar is free, next one is going to cost you.

Any other takers? I made 12 pints last night.

Yesteday we had an all-office meeting where they basically blew sunshine up our collective ass for two hours about new office furniture, employee celebrations, cookouts and etc before telling us we were all on call for the entire month of June because of state textbook adoptions in Arkansas, Kentucky, Texas and North Carolina. This basically means if the managers are at an adoption meeting and one of the committees says something needs to be changed, they call back to the people that worked on the book and we have 10 days to make the change. Not that big a deal really since we go through this every year. But last year we put out 20 books from this office and you know what, I had a hand in just about every single one of those projects. So basically I'm on call for everything, every day.

Now I know somone in this building must need all the perks or it wouldn't be an issue but I don't need them. I'm happy to have an office with a window and a door that closes. I don't need new furniture to feel better about myself or my abilities. I don't need to be told I'm doing a good job. I don't need a celebration in my honor when I finish a project months before deadline or save the comapany tens of thousands of dollars by doing artwork myself. Just ensure the benefits you promised me and give me a raise next year and maybe a promotion when I ask for it. Beyond that, all I ask is to be given my assignments and a realistic deadline under which to finish them and get the hell out of my way.

In light of all that, I was almost scared to turn in my vacation slip for June. But I talked to my boss and told her I'd already made plans to meet up with a friend out of town for three days. Already have plane tickets, hotel reservations and car rental reservations so I was kinda committed. So I made her a deal. I would leave my cell and hotel room phone numbers so if I was really needed, they could call and I would drive back. I won't be more than three hours away so it shouldn't be a problem.

Tuesday night when I was at the farm, I had a huge bonfire, trying to get the barnyard cleaned up. I promised devilmiyu I would take some pics since she likes fires and couldn't be there. Living in Utah like that has some disadvantages when the fire you want to see is in Illinois. So I took some digitals and sent them to her. I had noticed figures in the flames in two of them which isn't surprising since we have little people running around my farm all the time. But she found some I didn't even see and posted them on her website. You can see them here.

So anyway, that is all for now. I'm off for home to grill steaks and mow the lawn and be a respectable suburbanite.




( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 22nd, 2003 03:44 pm (UTC)
so hot that it would curl the hair on a hobbit's toes

So what you're saying is that any hobbit that ate your salsa would have spiral perms on their feet?

Spiral permed hobbit feet...

Damn, I wish I could draw. Stickman comics cannot accurately express the image in my head now.
May. 22nd, 2003 03:47 pm (UTC)

Glad to provide you with inspiration.


May. 22nd, 2003 04:10 pm (UTC)
Feel free to delete this comment if you don't want my addy here.
Dan Worthman
883 Ames Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Sorry, I'm just majorly lazy. I don't pull up yahoo mail unless it's necessary.
May. 22nd, 2003 04:14 pm (UTC)
No problem for me. Just didn't know if you wanted it up there. You will get your jar Monday then.

May. 22nd, 2003 04:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much *hugs* you rule.
May. 22nd, 2003 04:17 pm (UTC)
hell yes, Wander. the stuff you sent me before was kickass, so hook it up. I should have a recording to send you that is top notch by the end of the year.

May. 22nd, 2003 04:19 pm (UTC)
Ok Nik. Is your addy still the same as it was then? I need to send you a CD of my brother's band too.

May. 22nd, 2003 04:46 pm (UTC)
same bat-address, same bat-time, same bat-channel.

I'd love to hear your brother's stuff.
May. 23rd, 2003 11:00 am (UTC)
The salsa! The salsa! It will be mine!!!!

Can't wait....
May. 23rd, 2003 11:22 am (UTC)
It should be there today. Hope you likes!

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