Tag Archives: humor

board meeting vs. bored meeting.

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after someone moved

 i was asked 

to be an ‘at-large’ member

of my condo association board

filling in for a few months

but i soon 

 found myself elected to a two-year term.

i’m not really a fan of boards, meetings, or committees 

nothing against them

just not my favorite pastime

so not exactly what i was hoping for

but i do want to say a big thank you 

to all who voted for me

even if it possibly had something to do with

me being the only one willing to join

but that is neither here nor there now

 you are all invited to at least one of my inaugural balls

i’ll get the invites out as soon as things calm down

i’m very busy

working on lining up the entertainment

and trying on gowns. 

 

“never schedule a board meeting on wednesday, because it kills two weekends.”

-kurt vonnegut

 

 

 

image credit: napoleon dynamite, 2004, fox searchlight pictures, paramount pictures, mtv films

 

would you believe…?

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saw this (now vintage) ad 

from my younger days

and wondered

how many of you still owe columbia house the $1.00?

i keep waiting for someone to come to the door

looking to take back my records or cassettes.

or the dollar that i never sent in. 

“both my parents worked, so i was home alone a lot, and i would listen to their records.

they belonged to the columbia house record club, so they had records!”

-lyle lovett

goofing off.

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this is someone else (who is not me)

goofing off to celebrate one holiday,

while actively ignoring the clutter of the other holiday.

how incredibly lucky

that right after i realized it is

‘clutter awareness week’

i found out it is also

‘international goof off week’

so i decided to go all in on the goof off celebration.

i’ve never been one to shy away from honoring a holiday

but i can only spread myself so thin.

happy holidays to those of you who celebrate one or both.

“but i love to feel events overlapping each other, crawling over one another like wet crabs in a basket.”

lawrence durrell

 

 

image credit: animal rescue site news

the pitch.

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brilliant pitch on our local townie site:

FREE SNOW SHOVELING CLASS: This Thursday Feb 3rd, I will be holding a FREE snow shoveling class at my place. Come and join the class and learn about the proper ways to shovel!

Reviewed techniques will include the scoop and throw method, the down and push method (AKA the plow technique) as well as the upside down scraping technique. 

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to enhance your snow lifting techniques without throwing your back out! I will provide the driveway to ensure your training is conducted in the most life-like situation. I only ask that you bring your own shovel. 

PM me for additional details and times. Spots are limited and handled on a first come first served basis. Hurry, don’t delay!

as always, i loved the responses and they did not disappoint:

Is this for credit or just a certificate program???

Is this one of those Huckleberry Finn/ Tom Sawyer type classes where you have us shovel for you??

Now That’s What I Call marketing baby! Makes me want to get a shovel and throw on the parka and Boots!


Yes my place as well for the master class!

After can we repaint the fence?

You stole my idea!!!!

Now, why didn’t I think of that!!  

Best AAT snow post EVER! 

“i like work, it fascinates me; i can sit and look at it for hours.”

-jerome k. jerome

 

 

 

credits: ann arbor townies

the right days.

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it’s january and i see the easter bunny

is already busy laying chocolate eggs

maybe she’s switching holidays

planning to take over groundhog day?

 

“we have christmas and thanksgiving, and easter,

although we’re not exactly sure we celebrate them on the right days.”

Henry De Vere Stacpoole