MY THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS AND SUCH ARE HERE.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2004
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2004
Work Today Sucked…
Bought And Thought (Warning Spoilers Below)
Batman Gotham Knights #57
Identity Crisis #4 (pick of the week)
Ultimate Nightmare #2
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2004
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2004
1 Reason Never To Eff With Telemarketers
Originally posted by Huntress
How are you today?
In an amused but kinda feeling bad kind of mood. Me and my wife were in the middle of playing a game of cooperative halo when the phone rings. I pick it up and they ask for my wife.
Figuring they are trying to sell something i start jacking with them, asking them what they want, why they need to speak with my wife etc. I ask the lady who she is, all she does is tell me her name. so im like OK what company are you with? she starts to get an attitude with me, and says she needs to speak with my wife again.
I tell her no that she has to tell me what company she’s with. She asks me why i won’t let her speak to my wife, and my response is if you want to speak to her you have to talk to me first because im her husband (i said it trying to sound all macho and stuff) and she asks if my wife is there, and my response is “yes she is here, barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen like she is supposed to be” (please note, i really don’t feel this way about women, hell im the one who cooked us dinner tonight, but this lady was getting attitude with me so first thing on my mind was screwing with her even more, my wife is sitting on the couch laughing her ass off at this) and then the lady on the other end starts to get really pissed, she’s like “what are you still in the stone age?” and im having to stifle a laugh, and telling her thats right, i am, im the husband, im in charge yadda yadda.
at this point i was getting really annoyed with the lady, i finally ask for a supervisor. The supervisor gets on the phone and i ask her what its about, the supe says “a personal buisness matter”. well im in collections and i know exactly what “personal buisness matter means” it means we owe them money. So i ask the supervisor what company this is, she verifies that i really am the husband and starts telling me we owe $5000+ on some kind of ford car. Turns out after everyone was calm, it wasn’t my wife they were looking for but someone with the exact same name as her. the socials didn’t match or anything, but i had to ask the supervisor to apologise to the collector for me, and now i feel kinda bad about it, even though it was really funny.
betcha didnt expect a novel when you asked that did ya? 😀
And thats the one reason never to eff with them, and my funny story for the night.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2004
Getting Caught Up
Dark Knight Returns To Dawn Of The Dead
man that thing looks so cool. 🙂
Anyway we went swimming after we got back and had a good time (first day the pool has been open all summer, imagine that)
After swimming we watched Dawn Of The Dead (the 2004 version) and i remembered how much ass that movie kicked in the theatre, and must remember to buy it when it comes out on dvd. I think that about covers it for the day. Going to finish up laundry and call it a night i think.
Crap, just remembered still gotta do the cover of the week poll on Talk@ at www.newsarama.com
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2004
September 11, 2001
We turned on the TV and the first thing i did after that was to go online to a chat room where i used to hang out because i knew i had sevral friends in the area and wanted to see if i could figure out if they were OK. In the chat room there was a kid who was looking out his window describing to us the things that were going on. I wish i still had the log from that day (i may ask around and see if anyone else has it). What we were hearing was chilling, to the core.
It’s difficult to remember what we saw live on TV and what of it was tape, but i do remembering seeing when the second tower got hit. I remember hearing about the Pentagon, and reports of a plane going down in PA wondering “whats next?” “what else can happen?” “what if it happens here?” I don’t think i have ever been so terrified in my life.
I went to work that night, and working with a bunch of computer geeks everyone (myself included) had brought in news footage burned to CD’s. We gathered around our supervisors desk and watched it over and over again. We worked in a call center, and of course it was slow that night. I remember getting 2 calls from people in NYC complaining about not being able to get connected to the internet. I remember wanting to yell at these people “Look outside you fucking idiot, of course there are going to be some communications problems” but i didn’t say that. i simply, calmly informed them that there was a major communications hub below the WTC, and that they were not going to be able to get on the internet anytime soon.
Thank God nothing else came after the 4 planes, I remember sitting at work that night thinking yet again, what if something happens around here. What if i can’t get back home to my wife. What if something happens where she is at.
The other thing i want to relate that i was just thinking about last night was in the days after the attacks, standing outside the building where i work smoking a cig, and not seeing any airplanes. My work was less than 3 miles from DFW airport, there should be planes flying over constantly, non-stop, 24 hours a day. and there was nothing. It was so erie and quiet.
on a side note i would also like to provide a link to a friend’s blog where a letter he recieved from his friend who was there on 9/11 is posted.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 06, 2004
New Shoes and Ninja Bunnies
tommorow i start on skip tracing at work. anxious to see how that goes… never done it before, but hey, at least its not a part of the daily grind. thats it for now, a few posts then off to bed soon.