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02:23 pm - Current Music: Moxy Früvous -- I Love My Boss
I'm not actually listening to Moxy Früvous right now because I'm at work and am restricted to the music on my MP3 player. I do love my boss, however, or at least, I appreciate the fact that she has a good sense of humor.

While we were sitting in Country Kitchen in the wee-hours of Sunday morning, the topic of conversation somehow turned to the song Pac Man Fever. On a whim I whipped out my cell phone and left a message on my boss' voicemail:
Hi Karen. This is Colin. I'm calling to let you know I won't be in today. I've got the Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie-Woogie Flu, and a case of Pac Man Fever. With any luck I'll be in on Tuesday. I'll talk to you later. Bye.
I don't know how your boss would have handled this, but mine forwarded the message back to me, and preceded it with a short message of her own:
Colin? Karen. I got this message when I came in on Monday. I want you to listen to it and try to lie more convincingly next time.
She really didn't expect me to come in.

We have a dry-erase board in our department which is used to announce absences, schedule changes, etc. When I arrived at work this morning, it read:
February 5

Heidi out
Sue out @ 1:30
Colin for sure out with:
  • Rockin' pneumonia
  • Boogie woogie flue
  • PacMan fever

Of course, this isn't half as funny as what I wrote on the board last Thursday. I'd taken Friday off for B-Fest and my boss had written "Colin out" on the board just before she left. I fixed it so that it read, "Colin: out. Hot pants: in." That's comedy gold, that is.

But I digress. I mention all of this because suddenly this afternoon I feel under the weather. I have a headache, my neck is stiff, and my eyes are sore. I got a good night's sleep and felt fine up until about an hour ago, so there's no easily-traced physiological reason for me to feel like this. I thought some caffeine might help my headache, but (being a not consistently bright person) I decided to have some of the AEG's coffee. Astute readers of this journal will remember that I hate flavored coffee and declared that I would never drink it again.

Today's flavor is "Carmel Candy" and it's so pungent that it's made my headache worse. I could take the rest of the day off, but I'm not going to because I'm pretty sure I'm fine. Still, this afternoon will probably be a little rough.
Current Mood: discontentNot fantastic
Current Music: The Dark Crystal soundtrack, das über-edition

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From:seanorange
Date:February 6th, 2006 09:05 pm (UTC)
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My dad offered me some kind of coffee Christmas blend as we enjoyed a few episodes of the George Reeves Superman TV show (talk about comedy gold; some of those episodes are downright charing in their camp). It tasted like every foul burning thing I ever left on the stove too long... except in liquid form. I suddenly understand why the oldschool coffee lovers bemoan the current state of affairs, where everything is a "heavy" roast -- literally burned. I'll stick to coacoa beans, I think.

I think my bosses have pretty good senses of humor, but for some reason I'm under they impression they think I don't. I have no ide why that is.

~Sean
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From:sacredspud
Date:February 7th, 2006 05:27 am (UTC)
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You know what? I think that particular unpleasant Christmas blend is actually popular with my coworkers. I hate that stuff. Denis Leary has a rant on his album Lock & Load which is simply entitled Coffee, and is a perfect (if overly pissed-off) summation of my opinion of coffee that tastes like anything other than plain, black coffee.
From:tempermemad
Date:February 7th, 2006 01:38 pm (UTC)

overly?

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Denis Leary overly-pissed off? Now that is a scary thought.
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From:fuzzyinthehead
Date:February 7th, 2006 01:44 pm (UTC)

Re: overly?

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Do you work for those guys or are you just found of their logo? I love that logo.
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From:seanorange
Date:February 7th, 2006 04:26 pm (UTC)

Re: overly?

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Whose is it?

~Sean
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From:fuzzyinthehead
Date:February 7th, 2006 07:43 pm (UTC)

Re: overly?

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Colin, help me with this. Charlie's company is the one that makes SpermWear, but I can't remember the name of the company off the top of my head. Do you happen to know?
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From:sacredspud
Date:February 7th, 2006 07:47 pm (UTC)

Re: overly?

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Sadly I don't recall, and I'm not sure I want to get caught searching for it at work. Either way though, it's a great logo.
From:tempermemad
Date:February 8th, 2006 03:24 am (UTC)

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Yes, I work for the company, it's called Minitube (and this is Charlie, btw :)
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From:fuzzyinthehead
Date:February 8th, 2006 01:38 pm (UTC)

Re: overly?

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Oh, hi! :D
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From:xoshua
Date:February 6th, 2006 09:18 pm (UTC)
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i want bosses like that. well, really, just dry-erase board fun like that.
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From:sacredspud
Date:February 7th, 2006 05:16 am (UTC)
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Yeah... Remember when I used to write clever things on the board we had at Washburn Street? I really miss that. Being clever, I mean.
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From:xoshua
Date:February 7th, 2006 07:26 am (UTC)
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i miss the cheaper rent, and free laundry, and a better parking, and... well, i miss more than you being clever. how about i leave it at that?
From:tmbgfan1234
Date:February 6th, 2006 11:19 pm (UTC)
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Two simple words: Früvous RULES!
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From:sacredspud
Date:February 7th, 2006 05:16 am (UTC)
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Dude, don't you like anything that sucks?
From:tmbgfan1234
Date:February 7th, 2006 05:43 am (UTC)
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Well, anything that I like that sucks, you would also like.
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From:wyrdsatyr
Date:February 7th, 2006 11:21 pm (UTC)
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I don't think Colin would exactly care to be sucked by a perverted man in bad makeup....
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From:wyrdsatyr
Date:February 7th, 2006 11:20 pm (UTC)
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ECHEM!!!!
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From:wyrdsatyr
Date:February 7th, 2006 01:31 am (UTC)
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you forgot Space Invader's Wrist...
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From:sacredspud
Date:February 7th, 2006 04:14 am (UTC)
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I've never heard of that ailment, but I can totally see how one would get it.
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From:wyrdsatyr
Date:February 7th, 2006 11:19 pm (UTC)
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Space Invaders Wrist was the name for Carpal Tunnel back in the 80s...
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From:phil_bond
Date:February 7th, 2006 04:00 pm (UTC)
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I wouldn't take a day off over it, but I've got a wicked Soul Callous going.
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From:laviorli
Date:February 8th, 2006 12:36 am (UTC)
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your boss is cool, hope you're feeling better. We've got to go to Mother Fools sometime soon. :)
Current Music: Moxy Früvous -- I Love My Boss - Garmonbozia for the soul.

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