Friday, June 08, 2007

A Fresh Start

Yes, I know, it's been a few days since the last exciting installment of TTEM, and you guys are wondering if I went off somewhere and died.

I read alot of blogs and some of you guys seem to have this constant STUFF going on, like a soap opera, plenty of post fodder to keep your readership entertained. I have no idea if I should be jealous, because I know from experience that one should be VERY careful what they ask for, like, for instance, having a life chock full of blog post fodder. To tell you the truth, we DO have plenty of blog fodder going on, but sometimes I have to err on the side of "you really don't need to know this", simply because, well, you don't really need to know this.

However, I DO have something rather pleasant to report concerning my better half, known to all of you as THE Wife. Today was her last day on the job, the job she is joyously giving up in favor of a much better one, in so many ways. For many years she has suffered the indignities of working in retail, specifically, selling shoes, and you all know that when women and shoes meet, nothing good comes of it. This job has taken it's toll on her, ruining her feet and knees, causing her much anxiety, and the remuneration truly has not equaled the price she's paid being a damn good shoe salesperson. Her employers truly hated to see her go, but of course, where not willing to go the mile needed in her direction to keep her. They will instead replace her with three part-timers who will try and cut each others throat in order to garner those sales, only they will not have half the dedication to their job that my Wife had and never truly was rewarded for.

Monday she starts her new 9 to 5, off weekends and holidays kind of job, that will actually let her sit down for a change, and her wage will not be dependent upon a commission. She will, for once, truly be able to put her talents in customer service to use, instead of trying to juggle five impossible tasks all at once all the while being yelled at by entitled shoe hungry harpies who have nothing better to do with their lives than fill their oversized shoe closets. I really pity these women's husbands, I really do.

On a personal note, I would like to mention that I have become a contributing writer for a political blog known as "The Gun Toting Liberal". It remains to be seen whether or not I gain any sort of fame, or more likely, infamy, for the kinds of observations I make, but I am in good company,sharing the page with many great writers, including the Buffalo, one of the best home-spun writers I have ever had the pleasure of reading and commiserating with. So, if you would like to get a dose of plenty of provocative thought invoking observations, head on over and take a gander.

Summer Solstice is just around the corner, marking the longest day of the year, when the days begin to shorten and we head back in the direction of winter's cold embrace. As the temperatures have begun to climb and the humidity weighs everything down, I am already longing for cooler times. The storm season has just begun and I can only ask of Gaia to spare us one more season from a direct hit from one of the powerful hurricanes that man in his folly has helped to create, thanks to global warming. Still don't believe in global warming? Still deaf, dumb and blind?

Anyway, thanks for stopping by, and may you all be blessed, in whichever manner suits your karma.


Buffalo said...

Glad you found your way to the keyboard, bro. It has been too long.

I_Wonder said...

Michael, hello once again! I just saw the photo of you without long hair. Is that really you? Watch out for sunburns. Trust me on this one.

Miss Cellania said...

Cogratulations to THE wife! I'm sure she'll enjoy the hell out of the new job. And put a link to your group blog, OK?