Friday, August 03, 2007

The Sassy Sundries: My Week(ish) in Review

Happy hazy, hot, and humid Friday! Summer finally made a comeback here on the East Coast. Not only that, but the heat’s going to last through the weekend, so I’ll be hitting the beach. Only eight hours of work to go.

Well, it’s that time again. Time for me to give my numerical tally of events transpiring over the last seven days. This time, however, I’m going to cheat and haul a few dusty items off the shelves of time. I’ve stolen this idea from the Weekly Dig’s Bean Counter column. The Dig finally got their new site up and running. I haven’t looked through it too much, but I’m a little disconcerted about the “User Login” at the top of the page. We shall see.

OK, shut up, Sassy, and start assigning points. Here are the week’s Sassy Sundries:

I now have a roommate. After the chaos of moving in (and a good therapy appointment), things have settled down. Although I would have preferred to live alone, it is really nice to have someone around to talk to. Plus Five

A bridge collapses in Minneapolis, killing at least five. A steam pipe explodes in Manhattan. Minneapolis and Manhattan join Boston for failed engineering projects. But none of these cities touch Japan, what with that little nuclear plant accident and all. Geeks are weeping. Minus Five

Tammy Faye has begun her mascara sales campaign in the afterlife. Angels and demons wage war over who has to take her, as she weeps tears of black tar. At least we don’t have to deal with her anymore. Even

I have a date tonight with a new guy. I’m pulling a Dive on remaining mum on the whole McI situation. As he says, it’s complicated. Think of the date as heart insurance. Even

W has maintained that he can do whatever he wants because he has Executive Privilege. Alberto Gonzales, our man in the Halls of Justice, lies on the stand. Congress seems powerless to stop them. Another couple of weeks in government. I have to say I miss the days when the most exciting thing going on in politics was a debate over whether or not blow jobs constitute sex. Minus Ten

Things have gotten all 1984 at the place of employment. Minus Two

Fare thee well, Igmar Bergman. Thank you for living and for making so many incredible films. Even

People in Blogland think I’m pretty. Good thing I didn’t post that other one. Plus Three

Total Plus: 8
Total Minus: 17


Last Time’s Total: -1


Dear Prudence said...

You are not pretty Yetta, you are stunning. Always thought so. Have a great date and always carry Heart Insurance. Yippe on the great weekend, I am also spending most of it in or on the water. As it should be!

dive said...

Hokay! You don't get off that easily. Where's "That Other One?"

And I rather like the phrase "pulling a Dive". Hee hee. Mine's getting a little less complicated now but it will still be at least a year before I'm a happy man again. Good luck with yours, Sassy.

Terroni said...

We think you're a lot more than 3 points pretty, Sass. :>

Conortje said...

Enjoy the date and the good weather Sassy :-)

Medbh said...

And what's with shrub telling all his peeps not to testify to Congress. Hold them in contempt!
Enjoy your date tonight!

zirelda said...

Enjoy your date and don't forget to take out plenty of heart insurance. Sometimes that comes in the form of cement... shoes.

Rich said...

W has maintained that he can do whatever he wants because he has Executive Privilege.

This is scary as he could actually stop the upcoming presidential election if there were another 911 type event in the US. There won't be - will there George????

Bock the Robber said...

Isn't W wonderful?

We here in Old Europe do little else but nudge each other and prompt: Isn't W simply wonderful?

What wonderful things he's brought to the world.

Maria said...

On my plane ride home from California last week, I was seated next to a gentleman from India. He was reading Bill Clinton's book. I asked him what he thought about American politics and he said, "You Americans are like little children. You don't seem to realize that your 9/11 is pretty much daily life for a good part of the rest of the world. India and Pakistan have had problems like this for years and years. And George Bush is...well, he is a little buffoon man, I fear."

I liked that so much...George is a little buffoon man...yepper.

Old Knudsen said...

Yep you'll definitely do.

The world isn't the same since Tammy Faye died :::sniffs::::

Robyn said...

poor old Tammy Faye. Remember the show she did with a guy whose name rhymed? What a crazy old hag.

dive said...

Who's Tammy Faye?