Archive | March, 2009

I am the Best/Worst Motivator

9 Mar

So… I’m kind of a fake manager right now. I’m “in charge” of making sure that the sales people sell certain online programs, but I don’t have any budgets to meet or anything. Because if I had budgets, then I’d be a manager. And they’d have to pay me more.

Well, I don’t know if its the economy or what, but some of our programs that weren’t sold very much last year aren’t being sold AT all this year. So I made some posters. Once I get my sparkly star stickers, I’ll tape them to a wall outside of my office. That’s right, I said sparkly star stickers. I’m bringing it back to kindergarten.

(PS: The poster is for all the things I’m “in charge of,” not just the stuff that isn’t selling much.)  Once they sell something, they get a star in the respective column. As sad as it is, I really think this will motivate some of them to sell more. *shakes head* Besides, my last attempt didn’t seem to motivate them:

It’s still up. It amuses me.  (PPS: I did make that poster that says on-line.  That poster drives me crazy.  I know its online.)

More Thoughts on Watchmen

6 Mar

I generally see a movie, then gauge whether I thought it was good or bad, and that’s it. No more thought about the movie. But I was talking with my co-workers (who saw the movie with me) and they were SHOCKED that I liked it. So, I thought I should elaborate on my thoughts so you have some idea of what you’re going to see.  (Please note that this is not a list of why I liked the movie, lol, but things I didn’t really think about when I gave it my rating of “great.”)

  • This is not a superhero movie like Batman or Spiderman or something.  It is very dark, and there are a lot of politics involved.
  • That being said, this isn’t a movie for small children.  Or young teens for that matter.
  • There is a LOT of violence, and some of it was hard to watch.  Violence against women, against men, and even against animals.
  • The blue dude is naked for the entire movie.  Like, seriously.  He only wears a banana hammock during the 60’s flashbacks.  You see everything.
  • There is more or less a softcore sex scene.  This was really awkward to watch while sitting next to one of the program directors.
  • Some parts are slow, some are not.

I think those were the only critiques they had. Well, that and “They weren’t even superheros until the second half of the movie!”

What you have to consider when going to see this, is that it’s more a drama about people who happen to be superheros. It’s about personal identity, and how people see you. I liked that about it, and I liked how the political aspects relate to what’s going on in the world right now. Sure, Nixon is president in the movie, but if you look past that, it’s all the same stuff.

Also, Silk Spectre I has the best costume. If I can find a way to make a less-slutty, warmer version of her outfit, I know what I’m going to be for Halloween. Really, it’s just the length of the skirt I find objectionable.

Mail Inside

3 Mar

We have a mail box that is, quite literally, a box that sits on the side of our house.  And there isn’t a red flag or anything to signify when we’ve got outgoing mail in there.  Now, this isn’t a problem when we’re sending out Netflix or cards or something…

But it’s a problem when we’re trying to pay our bills.

See, the mailperson doesn’t always look inside first to see if there is mail.  So we could put something in the box on Monday, and it might not be picked up until Wednesday or Thursday.  This is unacceptable.  So I decided to do something about it this weekend.

It’s made out of felt and embroidery thread, and I sewed it all together while watching TV with John.  The same message is on both sides, so if the wind blows, the message is still displayed.  As you can see, my embroidery letter skills need a little work.

I put each end of the ribbon through the holes in the back (that mount the mailbox to the house) so it can fit inside or go outside the mailbox as needed. So far, it’s worked perfectly. Yay!

PS: Watchmen was AWESOME! Go see it when it comes out.

WATCHMEN

2 Mar

Watchmen movie preview tonight. I don’t really know about this comic, but the previews make it look AWESOME. And John is excited b/c of the comic, so it should be a good time. 🙂