wow! i can’t believe this year is almost over. what started off as a pretty good year somehow turned into a bastard about november.
i want to thank those of you who have continued to visit my little blog (all six of you) even after i let my crap-ass ex-employer get me down.
there is justice for those shitheads though because one of my ex-coworkers just gave notice. my old department is now officially screwed. they’ve lost 50% of their employees and are still expected to do the same amount of work.
my boss’s response to my coworker? “well, i wish i had known you were going to do this BEFORE i laid off leigh!”
well, maybe now someone’s learned a little lesson. but probably not. the assholes really never do.
anyhoo, it’s new year’s eve and i’m reminded of one of my ex-boyfriends. he had a crazy dad who gave him three pieces of advice when he was little (before he divorced his mom and left the family…it’s kind of a sad story). they are as follows:
1. smoking cigarettes will eff up a breathalizer, so you should consider taking it up.
2. don’t f*ck the people that you work with.
3. new years eve is for amateurs.
now, i’m not sure about number one because i think that’s just wishful thinking. and i’m a classic example of breaking number two because that’s how i married the hubs. but as for number three….i have to say that’s the best advice i’ve ever heard. and that’s why i’m staying in. the real drunks handle their liquor 364 days of the year. what makes me worry is when suzy suburban and her husband hit the town to throw down a few.
so i’m making martinis and staying in tonight.
dave, thanks for sharing your dad’s advice. it’s invaluable. and to everyone, have a happy new year!
I’m staying in tonight as well. I felt somewhat lame for doing so, then I thought fuck it. Who cares? At least I will be safe in my bed.. probably passed out prior to the ball dropping. Oh, and I’m talking about the ball in NYC, thanks. 😉
will follow said advice
MsPirate and I will be staying in also…
no sense in being out its just the 1st day of the rest of my life, I prefer to spend it as a free man, not behind bars
It’s not lame staying in. It’s the smart thing. Cheers, Leigh, and hope this year will be better for you truly. Happy New Year in not too many hours for you.
On a lighter note, where’s your husband’s post? I missed it. 🙂
That’s a damn fine looking martini, not to mention the babe holding it. Though I prefer a twist to an olive.
We too stayed in last night and had people over so as to avoid all the amateurs. Happy New Year to you and yours.
The only time the pros are sober is on New Years Eve.
Hiya, Leigh! We always stay in, too. It is TOTALLY amateur hour. Except it’s a lot more expensive.
My mother gave me a few nuggets of wisdom. In no particular order:
1. If it’s not 2 carats, it’s not worth considering (when I received my first marriage proposal).
2. It’s just as easy to fall in love with a rich man as it is a poor man (on trying to talk me out of accepting my first proposal).
3. Always be nice to the people on the bottom. Because they are the one’s who get shit done.
4. Dress for the part you want.
5. If you take a man by the balls, his heart and mind will follow.
I think she’s kind of got something, you know??
Here’s wishing you a great 2009. And not just a great 10 or 11 months, but a fuckin’ great entire twelve months!!