Thursday, March 29, 2007


I'm taking Bobo back up to his rightful owners today. By the way, he has this fixation with Superman right now - he calls himself "The Man of Steew". And Grammie made him a shiny red cape that he wears around all the time now.

While we're up there, Rumsfeld is being boarded at the vet's, where he will also be, umm... altered a wee bit. Hopefully this'll help keep him from doing his Houdini tricks, getting away to go find girlfriends. Mom keeps freaking out every time she finds out, yet again, that he hasn't been neutered yet.


You Follow Your Head

You're rational, collected, and logical.
Generally, it takes you quite a while to fall in love.
In fact, you've even been accused of being very picky.
While you're cool, you're not ice cold.
You just know what you want, and don't mind waiting to get it.


Ever want to just stop in the middle of whatever you're doing to scream & pull your hair out?

(I tried to find to a picture of Larry from the 3 Stooges pulling out his hair to go here, but couldn't locate one. What is the world coming to when a body can't find a picture of that?)

That's what work has been like lately. Between staff nit-picking & carping at each other & kids with attitudes bigger than the cottage & nastier than their icky body funk, work hasn't been much fun lately.

Yesterday, one of the girls said she wished she had scissors to kill me. Granted, she's just a pint-sized little thing that my cat could take, but it still doesn't exactly give you a warm fuzzy feeling to be told that.

And some of the girls' mouths... What they need the most is to be put over someone's knee. Amends & restriction don't mean squat, especially with the sociopaths who feel no remorse whatsoever for anything they've done. I flat out told one girl that someday she's going to run into someone bigger & meaner than she is who's not going to take her crap. She just laughed & said "whatever". By the way, that was the girl who bit me several years ago.

There are some funny moments - the crazy one informed everyone a while ago that "Brunettes should have more fun than blondes, 'cuz Jesus was a brunette". Wise words indeed...

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Funny Chillens

I really like some of the girls we have right now.

The girl who punched me last Thursday is absolutely hilarious. She has this obsession with the cartoon Yu-Gi-Oh & has a Yugi blanket that she keeps with her. She folds it into a neat little square & sleeps with it on her pillow. Most of her t-shirts have this little Yugi dude on them & she colors pictures of the characters & gives them to staff & the other girls. She even signs her name as J---- Yugi.

I cracked a joke several weeks ago about spiking her hair & tipping it with green. She mentions it several times a week now, so yesterday I tried to gel it into spikes. Her hair is just a wee bit long for the gel to hold it up, but she liked the slightly spiky look I managed to do. She went around the rest of the morning showing the other girls & staff - "Look what Miss Will did!"

The motto at work is "Giving children back their childhood" & we have that posted here & there in the cottage. This girl was looking at one of those signs the other night & suddenly announced "It's not like they're trying to give us back our childhood, they're trying to make us grow up!" Needless to say, that is now posted in the office for staff's enjoyment.

Makeover Time!

The little bloggy page has had a bit of a makeover. I wanted to go back to the 3-column layout so the sidebars wouldn't be so stinkin' long. Anyway, hope y'all like it & if there are any problems, please drop me a comment & let me know. It's doing fine here in Firefox, but I dunno about IE.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Help Me!

I really, really need some help here.

Rumsfeld keeps getting away & I can't seem to keep him tied up. So far he's broken three collars, two harnesses (that I then patched together to make a third, which he also broke), both snaps on his cable & then the cable itself, which is why he is now put out on a length of 800 pound chain. And he's not even tied out that much, due to my fears that he'll get loose & run off.

Soooo, anybody have any ideas for keeping a 100 pound Rottie/mutt on a chain?

(I'm planning on getting a kennel-thingy when I can afford it, but that won't be for a while.)

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Food For Thought

I just got lost in thought. It was unfamiliar territory.

When the chips are down, the buffalo is empty.

Those who live by the sword... get shot by those who don't.

Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.

You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say will be misquoted, then used against you.

If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten.
-- George Carlin

I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.
-- Fred Allen

The wise man can pick up a grain of sand and envision a whole universe. But the stupid man will just lay down on some seaweed and roll around in it until he's completely draped in it. Then he'll stand up and go hey, I'm Vine Man.
-- Jack Handey (One of my favourites ~ LG)

We had gay burglars the other night. They broke in and rearranged the furniture.
-- Robin Williams

There is one thing I would break up over and that is if she caught me with another woman. I wouldn't stand for that.
-- Steve Martin

Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else.

Floggings will continue until morale improves.

Friends help you move. Real friends help you move bodies.

Join the Army, meet interesting people, kill them. (Another favourite ~ LG)

Thursday, March 08, 2007


I am now officially addicted to Robert Jordan.

I blame you, Andy! *shakes fist*

Useless Fluff

Your Personality is Somewhat Rare (ISTP)

Your personality type is reserved, methodical, spirited, and intense.

Only about 6% of all people have your personality, including 3% of all women and 8% of all men
You are Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, and Perceiving.

Both snitched from Leslie...

You Are 39% Open

You are open at times, but generally you don't let many people into your inner world.
It's possible that you have a friend or two that knows you well.
But to most people, you are a total mystery.

Work, Work, Work

Ahhh, there's nothing like getting hit with a wood-framed picture, being socked twice in the face & getting a little bite in the arm to start off a weekend.

Our craziest girl went off again this morning - tore up a bunch of decorations & was throwing our heavy metal dining chairs at me. Quite lovely. No marks (you can hardly see the bite mark - it didn't even hurt) but I have a headache around my eyes & down my nose, especially on the right side. This same girl yells at us at med time saying she'll die without her meds & then 15 seconds later is hollering that we're trying to kill her because we're giving her her meds. I have to keep remembering that she's been through a lot of emotional & physical abuse in her short life.

Our littlest girl has yet again (I'm still having trouble believing she keeps doing this) peed in her vent. For the fourth or fifth time. Yick.

At least our base wages were upped & the overnights now get a shift differential.That certainly helps, although The Mothership is once again pushing me to find another job. She worries a lot.

Saturday, March 03, 2007


I die laughing (well, almost die, anyway...) every time I see this doohickey over at CalTechGirl's (secret???) lab.