I Beat Up Santa Claus & Cooked The Easter Bunny For Supper

Mommy ... I'm bored!

Don’t expect that headline to tell you what this post is going to be about or to be able to use it as a guide because it is not going to work this time.

Of course I could tell you about the time I beat up Santa Claus or how I once I had a fight with Tweedle Dee at Disneyland. You might read those tales and wonder if I am just a short tempered old cus or if I am just someone who enjoys to spin a good yarn.

But neither of them will give you anymore insight into this post than the following sentence.

Sometimes I write for the love of writing and nothing else. And because that love doesn’t require I connect headline and story I may choose to make like Mr. Toad and go for a wild ride.

Of Bad Bosses

The boys and I had a conversation about bad bosses during which we compiled the kind of list you don’t want to appear on. You don’t want to be known as the scatterbrained jerk who was afraid to admit he didn’t know what was going on.

Maybe it was insecurity and fear that prevented him from telling the staff he didn’t have a clue what was happening or maybe he was more oblivious than people realized. It really doesn’t matter because ultimately he made the list for having the gift of confusion.

More times than not you left a meeting more feeling more uncertain and confused about projects than when you started.

The screamer made the list too.

Yeah, he was the guy who had watched too many sitcoms or maybe had sat through too many episodes of The Godfather and consequently thought that the way to lead was to yell at people. I don’t know if there are offices in which this works, but the net result was high turnover and a lot of tuning out.

The third member of the team was manager whose idea of a good idea was limited to whatever he suggested. Anything you said or did was fair at best and there was a virtual guarantee he would insert himself into your work.

It was only supposed to help you, but it really was a manifestation of ego and insecurity. He never trusted anyone to be as smart as him which is why he had to help.

We wanted to thank him for showing us that one person could have an impact upon morale that was far more profound than any one could have ever guessed.

Holiday Week(end)

Those of who are located in the U.S are getting ready to celebrate Independence Day. It is a fun holiday filled with fireworks and food.

Got to confess, I am not a big fan of fireworks anymore. Used to love them as a kid but the noise grinds on me and it makes dogs go crazy so once I have had a chance to see the big show I am done with it.

Love the food on the holiday, great time for barbecue and beer, both of which I enjoy.

Did I mention that I decided that 44 is the year I am going to make the big push to get into better shape and that lack of sleep is considered to be a key reason why some people have trouble losing weight and why some gain it.

Well if I didn’t consider that your notice and warning that I am getting ready to wrap this up because I can’t keep living on three hours of sleep.

I suppose you can attribute some of that to my thinking I am still 25 and some of it to my needing more than a couple of hours to decompress after work.

A Four Day Vacation

Tomorrow is my Friday, yep, I am taking a four day vacation. Quite excited about it too, but instead of going somewhere I expect to stay close to home.

Got some movies to watch, a pool to lay out at and more blogging to do.

Don’t know about you, but I haven’t written enough lately and it is starting to grind on me. Writing is part of my sanity and when I don’t do enough of it I start to feel the edges fray a bit.

And you don’t want frayed Jack because that is when I would decide to eat The Easter Bunny, I bet he tastes like chicken. 😉

Are you celebrating the holiday? Are you going on vacation? If you are Canadian what did you do for Canda Day. you hosers? 😉 Where are Bob and Doug Mackenzie when you need them anyway.

The comments are yours, would love to hear from you about almost anything.

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  1. Rebecca Todd July 3, 2013 at 5:08 am

    This right here-“I may choose to make like Mr. Toad and go for a wild ride.” GREAT line.

    Enjoy your holidays. Spent Canada Day weekend celebrating my folk’s 50th anniversary, which was quite amazing. No Bob and Doug at the Capital this year, and as he passed away, no Stompin’ Tom either. However Chris Hadfield took the stage and he’s bar far the most exciting Canadian of this year.

  2. Julie Barrett July 3, 2013 at 2:41 am

    I tried to make this a vacation week, as it’s my last before going back to work, but lo did the tasks fall upon me. I will get in at least one game of Monopoly with the big guy.

    I can’t figure out if the weight thing is related to 9 years of insomnia or >45 or just imbalanced eating habits but I am on the hunt for a solution and making small progress in the right direction.

    Happy 4th 🙂

    • Jack July 3, 2013 at 3:42 am

      The last week, shouldn’t there be some sort of musical accompaniment to that. Every time we say it the orchestra/band should play that riff just to add some “emphasis” to it. 😉

  3. zoe July 3, 2013 at 2:38 am

    Not unlike yourself I haven’t been doing enough sleep or writing. I plan on a stay home retreat of dog, chicken, sleep, more sleep, outside on back deck, more sleep, food, sleep, chicken coup cleaning and one trip out to the farm followed by I suspect a nap . Not necessarily in that order.

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