Friday, May 03, 2013

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Tunnel of Love

1) Do you enjoy amusement park rides? I love 'em!
2) In this song, Bruce likens romance to riding through the tunnel of love. The Red Hot Chili Peppers sing about a "Love Rollercoaster." What amusement park ride reminds you of your relationships? Bumper cars (and I'm a very bad driver)
3) Bruce's nickname is The Boss. Who was your best boss? What made him/her a good supervisor? My friend Barb was a very good boss. I believe she always had my back, and fostered a cohesive team spirit among her staff.
4) Bruce's father was a bus driver and his mother was a legal secretary. What professions did/do your parents work in? My dad was a mechanic and my mom was a homemaker.
5) Bruce met his wife Patti at a bar in Asbury Park. Do you believe you can pick up lasting love in a bar? I know it's been done, but not by me.

6) Springsteen was unable to work for years because he was embroiled in a lawsuit with his management company. Have you ever been sued, or sued someone else? Not yet. But I fear it may be on the horizon as a result of my late mother's reverse mortgage.

7) Bruce won an Oscar for writing the title song for the Tom Hanks movie Philadelphia. Do you have a favorite Tom Hanks movie? That Thing You Do! 
8) Bruce's official Twitter account (@springsteen) has more than 389,000 followers. Do you tweet? If so, how many people follow you? Yes. 294.

9) Bruce's drummer, Mighty Max Weinberg, led the band on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. Who do you think is funnier -- Conan or Jay Leno? Or are you looking forward to Jimmy Fallon? I really haven't watched The Tonight Show since Johnny retired. I'm a big fan of "The Boys," Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.


Color me pissed

My air conditioner is NOT being delivered today after all! There was a lack of communication and the driver left without it on his van.

NOT HAPPY! Not happy at all! I took a day off work for this.

I spoke to the owner of the third-party company that Sears hires to do this work. He was very apologetic. He offered to come over to my house tonight and do it himself sometime between 9:00 and 11:00.

It's barely 50ยบ today, so I don't need the thing right now. And he was trying to make it right. I considered calling Sears and complaining, but why? The contractor/boss I talked to on the phone understood why I was angry and promises me (promises!) that someone will be at my home at 9:00 AM tomorrow and no matter what, I'll have my new ac.

Then I ran to the vet to get Reynaldo's prescription cat food and found that they are moving their offices at the end of the month. They will now be on the other side of town, hard for me with no car and a big cat, like Joey. I like the vet, but this is a major inconvenience. I may be vet shopping again in the near future.

Not a good day.

Blog Every Day in May -- Day Three

Day 3, Friday: Things that make you uncomfortable

Physically uncomfortable: Hot weather. My internal thermostat is just as sensitive to heat and humidity as the Mona Lisa's (see below).

Emotionally uncomfortable: Having others see my messy home. Gotta go now and prepare for the delivery of my air conditioner. If the workmen are sensitive to cat fur, they'll be in BIG TROUBLE if I don't vacuum this filthy living room.