Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Blatant Bribery

This was what greeted my sleepy eyes when I walked into my office at the crack of dawn today. The Grand Poobah has deemed it prudent to furnish fattening edibles to her hardworking staff as incentive to arrive promptly (pointing at "R") and uncomplainingly. Should our portly “R” display signs of blatant tardiness, those calorie-laden goodies will disappear in the blink of an eye. In reality, this is only the second time she has brought pastries to work in the past couple weeks and she has already decided that this as a daily purchase would be entirely too expensive for her pauper status. Um, she’s a VP and they are pulling down one hell of a lot more than we peons but whatever. *rolling eyes* Not being a donut fan myself and though they are easily within arms reach, I staunchly declined any inclination to snatch one and gobble it down. Biscuits and gravy would be a 'hole nuther story…

In keeping with the last, oh, month, it’s been one soggy week and I cannot tell you how fun it is to race to work in a futile attempt to beat the threatening storm clouds before they drop liquid moisture onto my office-bound self. This is a morning shot (looking south) of some sinister puffballs moving east as I’m speeding westward.

Stolen from Eileen:

1. Pick out a scar you have and explain how you got it.

Well, I have a small one on my left thumb from when two feline brothers from the Ghost of Kittens Past got into it with each other and somehow I ended up in the middle of it. I’m pretty sure TBC played a huge part in initiating the furry fisticuffs yet his thumbs were unscathed.
2. What is on the walls in your room?

Do we mean office or bedroom? Here in the office I have a massive American Impressionism painting from the PA Academy of the Fine Arts. Should we be talking bedroom, I have several totally diverse and completely mismatched drawings/paintings/maps. Let’s see, there’s a picture of an unnamed ocean with massive waves, a map of my OBX with a listing of all the ships that met their untimely death in the Graveyard of the Atlantic, a picture of a Japanese woman in a kimono holding an umbrella, and a surprisingly good drawing my mom did years ago of the fir trees that bordered our back yard in Ohio.
3. What does your phone look like?

The software in my pink Razr went belly up last year so I replaced it with the exact same Razr in silver.

4. What music do you listen to?

Just about anything but country. Not that some country isn’t pretty good, it just doesn’t happen to be my cup of tea.

5. What is your current desktop picture?

On my work computer I currently am displaying a moonlit lighthouse overlooking a placid bay. Webshots identifies it as Point Montara Lighthouse in Cali.

6. What do you want more than anything right now?

For my fav buddy to pop online and IM me. It won’t happen for awhile but I can ardently wish for it just the same.

7. Do you believe in gay marriage?

What a question.

8. What time were you born?

5:08 in the morning. Up at the crack of dawn I was.

9. Are your parents still together?

Together in death.

10. What are you listening to?

Coworkers talking in the hallway and some unidentified mechanical hum.

11. Do you get scared of the dark?


12. The last person to make you cry?

Probably TBC since if anyone is going to make me cry, it would most likely be him.

13. What is your favorite perfume/cologne?

Beautiful-Estee Lauder

14. What kind of hair/eye type do you like on the opposite sex?

Thick, dark hair preferably and expressive eyes.

15. Do you like pain killers?

Not really. I have rarely had to take them and I learned the hard way not to take them on an empty stomach. Oh.My.God. NO. Now if you had asked me about muscle relaxers….
16. Are you too shy to ask someone out?
Very much so. Unless I have had a drink or two. Ok, TBC would frown on it either way.

17. Favorite pizza topping?

Supreme. I want it all.

18. If you could eat anything right now, what would it be?

A banana split. If I’m going to blow calories I might as well do it in a big way.

19. Who was the last person you made mad?

Water Buffalo by my not lending her the key.
20. Is anyone in love with you?

I seriously doubt it.


Eileen Dover said...

Dude, I'm totally in love with you for posting the pictures of the donuts.


weatherchazer said...

Donuts- Use to love them, now hate them. Like you, bicuits and gravy are a different matter... I may swipe your quesitons one day. I would love to get my hands on your OBX map...I've read so many books on shipwrecks off of NC, it's another fascination.

Circe said...

Eileen--that kinda love counts, right? :)

WC--It's a terrific map. I'm trying to think where I got it but most likely while I was on the OBX. I also have the satellite pic of OBX from some Apollo shot framed and hanging in the living room. And don't even get me started on how many Cape Hatteras pics/miniatures/likenesses I own...tons, all over the place. I love learning about the shipwrecks too!

ThatGirl7278 said...

ooooooh love me some beautiful. Have you tried the summer (lighter) version of it? That's good stuff too.

Circe said...

ThatGirl--no I haven't! But I do like to go lighter during the summer so I need to try some of that. Thanks for telling me about it. :)

Kerry said...

circe... that looks like logs of poo on the plate!!! lol

Circe said...

Ya think Grand Poobah just fooled us with this 'gift'? I didn't have any so I cannot say for sure.....hmmmm

*crying laughing*