Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Easing back in

Some thoughts from recent small occurrences in my life:

  1. Have you ever noticed that the bigger the truck a person drives, the less likely the driver is to be courteous? It's like they have the mindset that because they could probably drive over your puny little car, they don't have to be nice to you. Like the guy taking a left at a light that is pulled way past the white line you're supposed to stop at. He can't possibly take a left until that light changes to green, but he's going to make certain you can't see around his big ass to take a right on red. These are the people that take a turn from the middle lane without a turn signal, cause they know you will yield for them rather than risk totally YOUR car. Then there's the guy at work that insists on parking his truck in the compact spaces in the front row. He will make sure that he is completely blocking the sidewalk so he can fit inside the space just to save himself from having to walk an extra 20 feet parking in the spaces on the other side of the lot. Do you know what I think? The bigger the truck the smaller the penis of the driver.
  2. We are installing a new system at work that requires a lot of extra equipment in our server room. Because of this, we also had to upgrade to a much bigger air conditioning unit in that room. We hired outside electricians to wire a new outlet, then have had at least 3 of our technicians trying to install this new unit for days. Each one is worse than the next, including the assistant manager of the Service Department. They can't seem to figure it out. Did I mention that I work for an HVAC company? This is what these people do for living! My favorite line I over heard today: "We're going to have to call the manufacturer. The circuit board looks like you could launch a rocket ship from it!". And they wonder why the rest of the company thinks they are idiots.
  3. One of my nieces texted me a couple of weeks ago to ask me what kind of meat corned beef is. Okay, I have to admit that I recently had to look up where pastrami comes from. But corned beef? Beef is in the title of it. It's not even as confusing as Chicken of the Sea tuna. If I start calling her Jessica Simpson she might kick my ass, lol.
  4. I recently celebrated 5 months sober. I've never done anything harder, and I've never been more proud of myself. The misery for the most part has lifted and I'm starting to get back to being myself, or maybe finding out who I really am without the cloud of alcohol hanging over me all the time. I'm learning that I don't like certain things about myself, but I can slowly start to change them. Baby steps, of course; but for the first time in a long time I feel like the best of me is yet to come. The main thing that has been holding me back is me.

21 comments:

mo.stoneskin said...

I'm so pleased about your five months, I really am, I'd never forgotten about what you were working through.

Regarding truck drivers, it's not so much the bigger the truck, the less courtesy, it is more the fact that the bigger the truck the smaller the brain...

Chuckle.

I'm kidding, I know, um, tons *ahem* of truck drivers.

Fancy Schmancy said...

So, Mo, what you're really saying is that you know lots of men with small penises? Or is it penii?

Gwen said...

Yay! Five months is a long time. I'm so proud of you, my friend. Having a clear head will make it much easier for you to get out of your own way.

You already know this but I'll say it again: I will always be standing on the sidelines cheering for you like a crazy woman.

Shana said...

YEah!! To number 4. So proud of you!!

I AGREE about the number 1 !!!!

Thanks for the comment about the health care. I was living in the US when my daughter was born and besides the maternity leave (6 weeks vs ELEVEN MONTHS here in Canada) I couldn't believe what I had to pay. I had insurance threw my work which covered only 80% so I had to bring money to my doctor's apppointments. Not something that I have ever done before!! Weird, the difference. You only have to live in Canada for 3 months to be totally covered.

Fancy Schmancy said...

Thanks, Gwennie. I appreciate it. I've gotten so much support from friends and family, it's amazing.

Fancy Schmancy said...

Shana, if I didn't like the good old USA so much, I might think about moving to Canada for that reason alone! Now if we could only legalize marijuana and socialize education as well, we'd be all set!

BeckEye said...

Congrats on the five months!

And I know a lot of men with small penises.

Fancy Schmancy said...

Beck, I hope for your sake you left them all behind in NYC.

The Vegetable Assassin said...

Wow, you're doing great, woman, keep it up. It must have been astoundingly hard for you and you should be so proud!

I laughed at the corned beef thing. I mean DUH.

Fancy Schmancy said...

Thanks, Veggie, it's getting much easier! Yeah, the corned beef thing totally cracked me up too!

Scope said...

And there is a difference between "corned beef" and "corn fed beef". That might make her brain 'splode.

But you knew that, being the Mayor of Farmville and all. :-)

Fancy Schmancy said...

Scope, apparently you've met my niece, lol. Signed affectionately,

The Mayor of Farmville
a.k.a. The Godmother of Mafia Wars
(can I interest you in adopting a blue footed booby for your zoo?)

Dr Zibbs said...

All I know is that I'm glad to see you back blogging.

Fancy Schmancy said...

I <3 u 2, Zibbsy

Raine said...

1. I agree whole heartedly. I hate those bastards.

Congrats on the 5 months! **HUGS**

Aunt Becky said...

5 months, Fancy, that's awesome!

Cora said...

Awwwwwww, bravo, Fancy! I'm so very proud of you. :-)

And it's fanfreakingtastic to be seeing you around here again! *big, big happy dance*

Chaka said...

It's good to see you posting again. really enjoyed this post. Great work on the 5 months! I'm proud of you. Keep it up.

JoJo said...

Wow, I had no idea you'd gone back to blogging!

Congratulations on 5 months sober! That's a fantastic accomplishment. Keep up the good work.

LegalMist said...

I'm so proud of you. 5 months is a long time when you are doing something hard. I'm glad it's getting easier, and I know you are right: the best is yet to come! Hang in there.

And welcome back to bloggy-land.

Anonymous said...

Hi Fancy,

Congrats on five months!!

Patti