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Give back our Fucking signs!

Man, I need this song this morning.

So just before I left work yesterday, Carlos (not the boss of the office, but likes to think he can control other people) asks me to open the building.  The cranky part of me wanted to say HELL NO!  Get shitfaced and come in hung over like a man!  Or a woman, as I've done that before.  But the sensitive, sensible side of me agreed.  The building opens at 7:00 AM, which means I have to get up at a resounding 5:30 AM to shower and hightail it over here.  This morning was especially rough.  I had intended to go to bed early, but that of course didn't happen.  5:30 rolls around and I cannot move.  After five minutes of passive waking up, Scott plops me down on the cold bathroom floor, where I have no choice but to shower.  I get to the building at approximately 7:04 AM, where I then see... CARLOS!  And he proceeds to tell me that he needs me to open on Friday, not today, but on Friday.  On Friday, when I work 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM on the preceding Thursday.  What in the world is wrong with me?!
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Hurricane Katrina has become a huge mother of a problem.  The governor of Louisiana is actually telling people to leave New Orleans, as 80% of it is under water.  That's not counting Alabama, Missouri, and numerous other states who have been wounded by Katrina.  Thousands of people without fresh water, air conditioning, food, transportation, electricity... it's just horrible.  See, this is why I live in California.  We can deal with earthquakes just fine.  But throw a few hurricanes in there and our state would quickly slip away.  Probably break off, is more like it.
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Apparently there is a village in Austria called Fucking?  The people in the village get pissed off when British tourists come armed with screwdrivers to take their signs.  Which makes for funny statements.  "We will not stand for the Fucking signs being removed," the officer told the broadsheet.

My favourite:  "The Germans all want to see the Mozart house in Salzburg.  Every American seems to care only about 'The Sound of Music' (the 1965 film shot around Salzburg). The occasional Japanese wants to see Hitler's birthplace in Braunau.  But for the British, it's all about Fucking."

I don't know.  I never saw 'The Sound of Music', but I sure as hell would steal one of those signs.

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ingenious76
Aug. 31st, 2005 04:24 pm (UTC)
The news reports about New Orleans are just horrifying. There are reports that those who haven't drowned in the floods risk being poisoned by the toxic swamp sludge.

Its an utter tragedy. :(
rugbybaby
Aug. 31st, 2005 04:32 pm (UTC)
It's just horrible. It's incredible to see the Red Cross really getting in there. People with trucks that look like ambulances driving from Texas and California and all over the place. In the first hour of the flooding, people with little motorboats brought in 300 people, many of which probably would have drowned had it not been for their rescuers. It really makes you think about those people around the world who see fresh water and food as a miracle or that are in such an area where pneumonia is life-threatening.
jeffholton
Sep. 14th, 2005 04:19 pm (UTC)
Funny. When I went to Salzburg, the very first place I went was the "Motzarts Geburtshaus." It's prominently identified with that moniker in large letters on the second floor, reminding me a bit of "Over 1 Billion Served."



So, of course, I headed across the river to the Mirabell Gardens, apparently like a dutiful, stereotypical American.

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