Friday, August 19, 2016

Looking at Sanity in the Rearview Mirror

It's been a nutty week. Collin had a follow up appointment with the orthopedic surgeon, and was discharged (thankfully), barring any future issues with his arthritis. He finished physical therapy with flying colors. As for me, I'm embarrassed to admit that I flunked PT.

Now, Collin is preparing for a new job--one he can do at home while finishing his degree online and setting up an audiobook business. The new job is with a call center, but given everything he's had to do to get it, one would think he's being cleared for the CIA! The twenty-four hour deadline for the drug test is something I can understand. They want to be sure the applicants don't clear drugs from their bodies just long enough to get the job. I also get the background check. They're shipping their employees CPUs on the company's dime. That can't be cheap. But he also has to have someone who's not a blood relative examine documents like his ID, birth certificate, etc. and fill out a form, also to be returned to them within twenty-four hours. Really?

Our friend Carolyn is serving as the unrelated examiner. Collin's meeting her this morning so that can be taken care of--his birth certificate, like all of our important documents, is in our safe deposit box. I have to wait here at home because the new computer monitor is being delivered today--we have two all-in-one computers, but they, it seems, are incompatible with the company's CPUs. We also have to get a landline phone (we've been a strictly mobile phone household for over seven years).

Fun. Not.

But I do still have a few laughs to share this week. Anybody seen the latest Pokemon creation, Gumshoos? He does look strangely familiar....








And then there's Britain's new airship hybrid...whatever this thing is....

 
I'll close with a nod to Collin's former employer.... 


Have a good weekend, everyone!


 

22 comments:

  1. That's been a busy week for you!

    I can't see the difference between Gumshoos and Herr TrumpenCombover.

    The airship's butt isn't quite as big as the Kardashian Pestilence's is.

    And Godzilla seems hungry. Isn't he always hungry?

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    1. Too busy! I'm starting to forget names and words!

      It could be worse. I could have posted pics of those naked Trump statues!

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  2. Uh, surely Gumshoos was modeled on the Donald. Can't be coincidence!

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  3. What A week ! Great for Collin !
    Bad Bad Bad Norma, now I want IHop !

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  4. What a process for being employed. Good luck!

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    1. I told him it would probably be easier to be hired by the CIA!

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  5. Congrats to Collin and it is good you were able to find some laughs during your crazy week.

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    1. We have to be able to laugh to maintain our sanity.

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  6. As a bus driver, I can understand why we have to go through the drug/alcohol testing, we also have randoms, where you are not told ahead of time, and they can make you go in and get tested right now. I'm very happy they do this, because in the past, I know that they did not and people who drove school buses WERE definitely taking drugs.
    Every place has their own criteria. I think it is good policy. I had to bring in my birth certificate to renew my driver's lic. this time. Not sure why, but whatever.
    Good luck to Collin on the new job!

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    1. He did get the job, so it was worth the effort.

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  7. Wow, that really is a lot going on for you guys. And a landline to boot. We dropped ours too.

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    1. The one he'll be using for work has no handset. It's just a small box with a dialpad connected to a special headset.

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    2. That is pretty cool. And functional, too. Love that.

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  8. I've got a hankering for pancakes.

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    1. Me too--unfortunately, IHOP's Paradise Pancakes promo recently ended. I loved the banana macadamia pancakes!

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  9. Love the last cartoon. Hope Collin does well with his new adventure.

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    1. I do, too. We're going to have lunch at IHOP one day this week--and print that cartoon for his former boss!

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  10. Love the last cartoon. Hope Collin does well with his new adventure.

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  11. 'Air Kardashian'.. you made me laugh out loud Normal 😂😂

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