Wednesday, January 28, 2009

this and that, seen and heard

-- What kind of fool would take a job right now with an American automaker?
New role to lead a fast-paced internal news operation/content development team at a major global automaker.

It goes on to say it's in Detroit.

Honestly -- that's about as much job security as working for a newspaper these days. (Another one somewhere just laid off 29% of its newsroom staff. Don't get me started.)

--Sticker on top of an M&Ms vending machine -- you know, the put-a-quarter-in, get-a-handful kind, like gumball machines:
For information or service on this machine, call Candi

Candi hawking candy. Gotta love it. (And yes, I *have* heard all the "do you want some candy, Candy?" and "candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker" -- Devra actually wrote that in my yearbook one year in HS :-D -- and the cracks about how I should marry someone named "Barr" or "Kane" jokes, tyvm.)

-- Kids these days: WHY do they not think about what they post online? One of my acquaintance (not my kid, luckily!) decided to post half-naked photos of himself on his Facebook page as part of his "modeling portfolio." Be that as it may, I'm afraid it's going to bite him in the butt at some point and that he should just put the pix in a binder like everybody else and take them around to agents or whatever. I don't know why they don't understand that the Internet -- unlike youth and beauty -- is forever. They're semi-"artsy" pictures, not gross ones, but it's still disconcerting.

Or, maybe I'm just an old fuddy-duddy. It's entirely possible.

-- I just went cosmetics shopping for the first time in -- oh, geeze, possibly this decade. Only wear it for special occasions. Had NO. IDEA. how expensive it's gotten! And a pox on the manufacturers who decided to make the packages as hard to open as shrinkwrapped CDs. It's a miracle I got the farkin' things open and on my face before I had to leave for this event.

And I'm all a-twitter because I get to meet a childhood hero, and how many people ever get that chance? The only thing is -- I haven't seen a recent picture. I know how *I've* aged in the last 30 years, but no idea how he has! LOL (For those of you who remember my obsession with Royals left fielder Tom Poquette, he's being inducted into the Eau Claire baseball hall of fame tonight -- he grew up here.) My ex-boss is on the board of this organization. We've chatted and emailed, but not seen each other since "The Day," so I don't know how awkward that will be. Not much, I hope.

Anyway, I'm bringing the camera and will post pix as soon as I have them and settle down some! :-D


Ye'he Sh'mey Raba Mevorach said...

Say it isn't so. I really wrote that? Gah. Beat me with a stick.

CAC said...

LOL au contraire, my dear -- how many high school kids have heard of Dorothy Parker? You should be giving yourself credit instead. :-)

Ye'he Sh'mey Raba Mevorach said...

Did I credit Dorothy Parker?

CAC said...

No, but I'm assuming that since you knew the quote, you must have run across it in her stuff at some point!

Just take the compliment already. ;-)

Engineering Goddess said...

I just had to laugh about your post with the cosmetics. I never have been one for makeup until this past year and had to start wearing it regularly to cover up the aging affects of chemo. And yes - $6 to $15 for a 2oz. bottle of foundation is highway robbery. I feel like I need an exacto knife or a welding torch to get the wrapper off of the stuff too. Will be realllly fun when we start getting arthritic can't open them up at all - of course by that time I'll be senile and I won't care what I look like anyway.