As happy as I am that they put up a hell of a good fight, I cried over Dallas losing. My heart bleeds for them because the second it happened, I had a major flashback of being in Las Vegas watching my Steelers lose to New England after going 15-1 in the regular season. I know what they're all feeling, and it sucks.
All I can say is, as long as New England doesn't take home another Lombardi, I will be satisfied with this season.
But what the fuck, after the Super Bowl, no more football until goddamn August? I'm sorry, but I feel like this every stinking year--it never gets easier to deal with football withdrawal.
I usually make the months easier to survive by watching such movies as Remember The Titans, The Longest Yard (the original one, the Adam Sandler one sucked), Any Given Sunday, Rudy, etc.
And in other news...being sick sucks. However, Orange Juice and Airborne kick major ass.
Ohh, and I busted my cats fucking last night. AGAIN. I don't care what anyone says, just because a male cat is neutered, it doesn't mean his little schlong doesn't work. Just like men that get the ole' snip-snip. It doesn't mean they don't want some ass anymore. I love my kitties, but damn...that's like walking in on your children having sex. I was more than a little disturbed.
So, last night, my cats decide to play "Hide Mommy's Phone." I searched for as long as I possibly could this morning without being late. Now, I never use my cellphone outside of the comfort of my own home because it just so happens to be my home phone number, but I like having it everywhere I go, just in case of an emergency. Other than that, I use my work phone. Now watch, because I came into work sans cell, for some reason, I'll definitely need it on the way home. And here's a good question...remember when we used these fangled things called telephone booths? How did we ever survive without these cells?! :)
See, the thing that bothers me the most is that these kitties have more toys and things to play with than any one cat person house should have. My condo is covered with little toy mice, balls, light-up balls that make chirpy noises, stringie things with bells, cat nip, cat nip toys, scratching posts, paper bags with little toy mice inside... Yet, for some reason, they decide "hmm...let's play with the one thing in this house that actually ISN'T a toy specifically bought for us!!!"
All I can say is, as soon as I GTFO of here, I am tearing that place apart. Considering it's only 1020 square feet, it shouldn't take me that long.
I just love it how I can't have anything nice. My Christmas tree? Tore to pieces (yes, I am STILL scooping fake pine needles from the litter box), they broke my favorite Steelers ornament, they broke my statue bucking horse with a cowboy riding it....DAMN.
They're lucky they're so damn cute and I love them to pieces..... Grr.
Driving in snow is scary. Why, oh why do people think that just because they're in a big scary truck they're immune to the affects of snow-covered roads??
On the way to work this morning....79 is moving at 35 mph, and even that, I thought, was too fast. The roads were covered, I was scared. So...out of nowhere comes this truck trying to merge onto 79 from the Carnegie exit. He spins out of control RIGHT in front of me, goes sideways into the damn jersey barrier which keeps him from sliding right off of the bridge and onto the road below. This poor lady in the left lane got smacked, and I just sat there, at a dead stop, saying to myself "Did that just happen???"
Finally traffic gains composure and starts moving again and that was the extent of my driving scariness today. Of course the city of Pittsburgh doesn't maintain the roads very well, so I spent the entire commute from Chestnut Street to my building going 10 mph. I managed to still get here 20 minutes early.
Now, I wonder, will they get their asses in gear and clean the damn roads so I don't have to do this again in rush hour??? There's a nice little hill I don't think I'd make it up if it's still covered in snow...I glided down it in Neutral. That was not fun either, but at least I didn't wreck. And no one crashed into me, which is always a good thing, too. If someone's ever going to hit me because they're driving carelessly, I hope it's a FedEx truck or something...someone who's company has a lot of money and an insurance company that likes to settle out of court.
I am debating which movie to watch when (if?) I get home tonight. Please, PennDOT, think of us little people on the Pittsburgh side roads and salt like you've never salted before!!!
Happy new year. Let's hope 2008 is a hell of a lot better than the last few years.....
My kitties and I had a wonderful new years eve. We watched Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Falling Down, and Fight Club. And I think this whole waking up at the ass crack of dawn thing is really catching on...I can't even sleep in anymore. THIS is now sleeping in. The time I USED to get up for work.
My new years resolution? Not to take any more shit from anyone. I stayed at Company Shithole* for YEARS taking crap from people with superiority complexes for no reason at all. Ok, so I started my resolution a week or two early, but still... :) No more. I am standing up for myself. No more feeling like I HAVE to swallow unthinkable loads of shit because I'm "stuck." That's what happened to my mom...she took 18 years of shit from Company Shithole*, I wasn't about to follow in those foot steps....
Anyway, at a new job now that I like so far. If it turns out I don't like it? I'm going to GTFO. Life is too short, I don't want to spend it being miserable. Think about it...we spend the majority of our waking hours at work. 40+ hours a week. Why would I subject myself to being miserable for the majority of my waking hours because I have a mortgage? Fuck that. One quote from Fight Club that I love, "It's only when you've lost everything that you're free to do anything." Hmm...it makes sense. Not so scared to find out exactly what that means anymore.
We'll see what this year brings...but so far, it's already brought me a new shiny pair of cajones that I enjoy. Walking out of Company Shithole* with both my middle fingers flicked in the air? The most liberating experience of my life.
*Name changed to protect the Nazi bastards. Why do I care? I don't, but they're lawyers, I trust them less than any other kind of scum in the universe. And to think...I wanted to BE one. GROSS. What the hell was I thinking??? My stepdad said, "You sound like my son, Mark. He wanted to be a doctor...until he met one."
Here's the definition of a Pittsburgh girl. I pretty much fit this to the T, except for the IC Light thing. Yuck...anyway, here it is!:
A PITTSBURGH GIRL KNOWS JUST AS MUCH ABOUT FOOTBALL AS HER GUY FRIENDS, IN SOME CASES, EVEN MORE. SHE DRINKS BEER BECAUSE IT TASTES GOOD BUT KNOWS WHEN TO BE CLASSY AND DRINK SOMETHING MORE SOPHISTICATED. SHE OWNS A STEELER JERSEY NOT JUST BECAUSE ITS CUTE BUT BECAUSE SHE SUPPORTS HER TEAM AND UNDERSTANDS THE GAME. SHE LOVES KENNYWOOD AND ISN'T AFRAID TO ORDER CHEESE FRIES FROM THE POTATO PATCH BECAUSE, LETS FACE IT, PITTSBURGH GIRLS WEAR WINTER COATS AND SCARVES A LOT MORE THAN BIKINIS AND FLIP FLOPS.
A PITTSBURGH GIRL LOVES ST. PATRICK'S DAY EVEN IF SHE'S NOT IRISH BECAUSE GREEN BEER IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL. PITTSBURGH GIRLS DON'T HAVE A FUNNY ACCENT. THEY JUST SPEAK A DIFFERENT LANGUAGE. THE WORD YINZ IS DEAR TO HER HEART. A PITTSBURGH GIRL BLEEDS BLACK AND GOLD AND KNOWS HOW TO HAVE A GREAT TIME. SHE'S STYLISH AND SWEET AND NEVER TRASHY. SHE HAS A GREAT EDUCATION AND LOVES HER FRIENDS AND FAMILY. A PITTSBURGH GIRL GOES TO CHURCH ON SUNDAY HUNG OVER, ONLY TO BE LET OUT BY THE PRIEST EARLY BECAUSE THE STEELERS KICK OFF AT ONE.
A PITTSBURGH GIRL MIGHT NOT LIVE BY THE BEACH BUT THE THREE RIVERS ARE JUST AS GOOD! SHE HAS SEEN ALL FOUR SEASONS AND HAS A REASON TO LOVE AND HATE EACH OF THEM. SHE'S THE TYPE OF GIRL YOU CAN CALL LATE AT NIGHT AND SPILL YOUR HEART OUT TO.
SHE'S THE TYPE YOU CAN TAKE HOME TO MOM AND DAD WITHOUT WORRYING THEY WON'T LIKE HER. BECAUSE EVERYONE LOVES A PITTSBURGH GIRL. IF YOU NEED A GIRL TO TAKE TO THE GAME, SHE'LL BE THERE. IF YOU NEED A FRIEND TO HELP YOU OUT AT THE MALL, SHE'S THERE. IF YOU NEED A DRINKING BUDDY, SHE'LL BE THERE WITH HER IC LIGHT.
See? Me! Except for the IC Light thing...Make that a Coors Light and it's definitely me. =)
1. My Steelers rule. End of story.
2. Kansas City needs help. Seriously. They made a lot of stupid mistakes (not even watching the ball and fumbling on a punt return, putting the Bungles at the 15 yard line). They need a lot of work if they expect to have as good a season as they did last year.
3. Carson Palmer did not look that good. Chad Johnson did well. I think they would have done a lot better (they won, but would've done better in the process) if TJ Houshmanzadeh was playing. He was out for a heel injury. Anyway, they might be a bit of a threat come the 24th, but I am a Steelers fan. I have no choice but to be the eternal optimist. ;)
4. Dallas was looking amazing in their first half. Julius Jones was all over that field and looking GREAT. Some how some way, it all turned around come the second half. It was like, either Jax got their shit together, or Dallas just gave up. T.O. did well. But, it was hysterical...we kept rewinding when they were showing him yelling at his team...all the Cowboys were looking at him like he was some rambling idiot. Yes, he was...hehe! Sorry, TO, but you need to check your cockiness at the door.
5. Manning v. Manning. Let's see...I do NOT think Peyton did well. All the sportscasters are saying Peyton did better than Eli? Uhhh...NO. In fact, I thought Eli looked great for the most part, where Payton looked like crap. Of course, he's going to say, "Duh, I had no coverage!" because it's never Peyton's fault. Anyway...I thought the Giants should've won. Thanks to Tiki Barber, they had a hell of a running game going on. Brandon Jacobs did awesome too. I really think they could've had this game. I think the Colts are not going to see as great a season as they think they are. They're more hype than skill.
6. The Ravens completely spanked Tampa Bay. They will be a team to watch this year. The Browns looked like shit (suprise surprise). Our Heisman Trophy Winner Reggie Bush looked awesome, playing all aspects of the game very, very well. And I think it's safe to say that the SeaSquaks are NOT returning to the Super Bowl if they barely, BARELY beat the Lions. Ohh, and Jerome looked really cute (but like a fish out of water) last night.
Well, folks, that's your football recap from the eyes of Krissy. Hope you enjoyed. =)
Ok, work needs to go fast today and I need to get more sleep. n'at. Ohh, and I have a REALLY weird craving for Heinz Field nachos and cheese....MMMMM....
Why is it that when there's only ME in the office, this is when all of the bosses decide they want stuff? How come there are days where I can piddle around for 8 hours and barely touch a thing, and then there are days like this, where I get one thing on top of the other.
Of course, this doesn't change the fact that I still don't care when it gets done and I'll get it done when I feel like it. But, still...
You know what? Just like Peter, I, lately, have done the bare minimum, just enough to not get myself fired. Ohh well.
Ohh, and if I have to hear, "Dahng, yinz goo-in' dahn to the ho-a-spital to see Mayor O'Co-a-nner n'at? He's gettin' real bad."
I feel very sorry for him, he was a great Mayor, but I don't believe it's my business or anyone else's business to know every single thing that happens every single day in his recovery. What about his confidentiality? What about HIPAA? I mean, should we really have a big news press conference every time they give him another surgery, things turn for the worse, or they wiped his ass for him?
I just feel bad that his privacy is so violated these days. Bless his heart, poor guy. And we've got a Deputy Mayor who is 32 years old now. Yee-haw. That's a lot of life experience behind his belt for a position such as this!
I HAVE IN MY HANDS TWO TICKETS TO TOMORROW NIGHT'S GAME!!!!!!!!! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YINZ VIKINGS IS GOO-IN' DAHN N'AT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HERE WE GO, STEELERS, HERE WE GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!