Monday, January 31, 2005

Where are they now????

The mail pile grows higher everyday here at work as our clients are getting their W-2's. I think I might actually understand taxes, my dad showed me the form I had gotten from work and that I should get back where it says federal and state taxes. However, why does the goverment bother to take the money in the first place if it's going to give it back to me? And why do you pay taxes, but then get some money back-wouldn't it save time to begin with to just not pay that money? And why am I paying social security so george sr. can buy barbra another pearl necklace while george jr. is going to screw me over?
Luckily we have Susan from Sesame Street to answer all those questions, since she is in an ad for HR Block or something. This was good casting, since we all know that she knows her numbers, plus I'm sure she had to really understand the tax system after she adopted Miles, and she was really good at answering all of Bird Bird's questions (ie Why did Mr. Looper have to die?, How come no one can see Snuffy?)
Then as I was flipping through the channels last night I spotted another familiar face. It was none other then Mr. Shettfield from "The Nanny". He was gueststarring on She Spies, a horrible show shown only late at night about women with double Ds that are hired by the CIA to fight crime(see silk stalkings and V.I.P starring pam anderson). Next step for Mr. Shettfield: a bridal shop in Flushing Queens.

Monday, January 24, 2005

Spongebob gaypants

When I was coming out of our meeting today I saw a young, white girl looking like she was playing dress-up in a suit waiting for an inteview, much like I did a few months ago (sans suit), so I gave her a smile. I'm rooting for her so we can talk about white girl things like eating disorders, plastic surgery and John Mayer.

So I don't even understand why the news stations would even think that spongebob being gay and brainwashing our nation's children could even pass as story. It's bad enough that some crazy right-wing christian guy would make something so innocent into something totally crazy, but do we really have to broadcast it like it's a fact or could possibly be a fact. Hello!!!! For once and for all cartoons and fake creatures that exist on tv do not have sexual preferences, probably cause they don't even have genitalia! All I know there is a lot of whitetrash people who bought SpongeBob stuff at the boardwalk that are questioning their sexuality, and that my friends, is just not right!

Contact Congress to help the We are Family Foundation to pass a bill recognizing March 11th (six months after September 11) as National We Are Family Day to celebrate our humanity and to show the red states Spongebob might be queer, but he's here and we should love him regardless.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

They're no Judge Wapner but...

So after the last 10 minutes of sitting here at work doing nothing but eating honey (apparently I'm Winnie-the Pooh) I decided to do something productive and write in my blog.
So the highlight of my work week was one of our youth, whose in a lawsuit with an old landlord, got a letter in the mail from the Judge Mathias show asking him to be on it. Apparently Judge Joe Brown had also written to him, so he is getting courted (no pun intended) by both shows. Personally, I would pick Judge Joe Brown cause he totally has the better slogan "be part of the solution not part of the problem" vs Mathias' "Real People with Real Disputes before a Real Judge delivering Real Justice" thats just really redudant.

Monday, January 17, 2005

Still mourning Kerry

Yeah usaweekend is a lame magize but I appreciated this article. Look for me on Thursday I'll be the one wearing all black with a angry look on my face.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

So I'm helping one of my clients figure out what classes he is going to register for and he goes into this speech that "people can't help other people if they haven't been there". It wasn't meant specifically for me and the fact that he's spent the last 3 years in various programs I'm sure has made him jaded. To me this is my own "white (middle-class) (wo)man's burden". How do I relate to someone from the hood that has spent time hustling drugs and has been in tons of foster care systems. Which is pretty much the complete opposite of me. I was literally stumped thinking about it. Yeah, I spent a year in poverty and that taught me a lot, but I still haven't "been there". Finally, I thought about what I learned at Loyola, the concept of helping vs. serving. When you help someone it is a greater than relationship while serving is being in solitude with the person. By not approaching the situation by saying I'm going to do this, this and that for you but rather we're going to do this together. I think that's the answer.

Thursday, January 06, 2005

I've caved in!

At the risk of getting dumped I have taken the plunge into the blog world. Honestly, this is totally narsosisitic, but it's not my fault I'm a Leo! I wonder if by 2010 people age 35+ will be into blogs like how the sending forwards is for people 35+ today. I have to get some stuff done before I leave (today's my "Friday"!) so "I caught you a delicious bass" (it's only slightly weirder as an ending here)

Must rent: Napoleon Dynomite (from which I got the above quote)
Quote of the day: "Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential; to turn a life around."-Leo Buscaglia
High point of the day: Having my office to myself and being able to listen to music
Low point of the day: Getting a flat tire with the company car