Friday, December 15, 2006

Crust Test

My good friend KTS found the Crust Test booklet in his girlfriend's sister's car, and after he gave me the Crust Test I knew for sure it needed to be shared with the world.

Crust Test:

1. Which of the following has a crust?
a) feet
b) bathtub
c) hippy
d) toast

2. Which of the following does not have a crust?
a) toast
b) pizza
c) pie
d) angry

3. What is crust best used for?
a) soaking up spills
b) making art projects
c) holding doors open
d) recreational use only

4. Do crusts float?
a) yes, life-preservers are crust inside
b) no, cement is mostly crust
c) no, don't be silly
d) it's never been tried (that would be a waste of crust)

5. What is the national crust capitol?
a) Crustville
b) Cape Crust
c) Crustfornia
d) Winnipeg

6. What if all toast was made only of crust?
a) no one would eat it
b) the crust shortage would come to an end
c) toast would be called crust and crust would be called toast
d) angry

7. Could crust take over the world?
a) yes, if we let it
b) no, crust has no legs
c) people would be better off
d) no one would notice

8. If you hate crust people might refer to you as . . .
a) crust hostile
b) crust jerk
c) crustist
d) the anticrust

Friday, December 08, 2006


At work we've decided to get into the holiday spirit with some meaningful charity. We're involved with the Salvation Army's "Adopt-A-Family" program, which matches people/families/businesses with a family in need to put together a holiday hamper for. Once you are matched with your family you are sent a very brief description to help you figure out what sort of things should go in the hampers. We are sponsoring two families, both single mothers with young children. The hampers are going to be filled with things like clothes and toys for the children, small gifts for the mom's, non-perishable food items, some perishable food for holiday dinners OR grocery store cards, books, useful household items, etc.

If you would like to get involved you can a) get in touch with me and contribute a cash or item donation to our families, or b) check out the Adopt-A-Family program and get involved with a group of your co-workers, friends, or family to put together a hamper of your own.

Apparantly sponsorship of this program is down 25% this year, and that means that up to 75 needy families may not get the extra help over the holidays they need. Deadline for getting involved with a new family is Dec 11th. You can contribute to the two families we are sponsoring up until Dec 21st.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

perfect attendance

Yesterday was my last day of classes for the semester. I didn't miss a single class all semester. They give out some sort of a prize for that, right?

I don't know what it was that made this semester so tough for me. I had really great professors, and (in my books) a pretty manageable schedule - though I won't miss finishing work at 1pm and having to rush across town for a 1:30 class. Whatever it was, I survived it, and I'm really looking forward to my finals being over by 1pm on December 15th. Then I get to relax.

Work has been an enormous source of stress over the past few months. Really, work has been insane for nearly 14 months, when my beloved partner Christa went on stress leave and I tried my best to juggle both of our jobs as best I could, followed by Christa coming back to work 3 months later, but quickly making the (right) decision that this is not a good place for her to be, and so resigning. A month or so later Meghan arrived and I spent some months adjusting to having a new partner who just wasn't Christa! By the end of the summer I felt like Meghan and I had developed a good understanding about how we wanted to work together, and things were settling down nicely when BOOM! Our general manager was fired. I do believe he deserved it, but initially it was one of those "be careful what you wish for" type situations, since he had been the only person who knew how to troubleshoot a variety of mechanical problems. There were some high stress moments over the last 3 months as a result, but in the past few weeks things have started to feel like they are under control, if not a bit better than they were before. A new manager has been hired and is scheduled to start work on Dec 18th, so things will go topsy turvy once more adjusting to new leadership. I look forward to the new manager with some trepidation.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

much ado about nothing

I spent a large chunk of time this morning writing a loooooong post I've been meaning to write for quite some time. Somehow while trying to spell check, it got lost. I guess it wasn't meant to be.

Now this is all you get.