1. Today is Bosses' Day. Workplace politics at the highest level of competition. Is this a day for employees to thank their bosses for being unfailingly kind and understanding throughout the year? A meaningless holiday pressuring backstabbing co-workers to kowtow to tyrannic managers? Or just another way for the groveling sycophants to max out their credit cards in a piteous attempt to curry favor? I'm sure the answer to this depends on what kind of boss you have. Me? I have a boss I suspect is bi-polar. She can be very nice, but more often than not she isn't. In fact, most of the time she is far from it. Very, very far. So right now Bosses' Day feels like something I'd only do because I'm obligated, because it's expected, or because everyone else is going in on something. I'm sorry for the circumstances (something happened to my boss's husband and she is off on family medical leave) but I it does mean I don't have to pitch in on a gift and say things I don't mean.
Bonus question for those of us who've retired: On the One-To-Ten Scale, how incomprehensibly ecstatic are you about not having to put up with this kind of malarkey anymore? Or any words of encouragement to those of us who still have forty years to go before Social Security kicks in? I'm not anywhere near retiring, but I will say that I worry about Social Security being there when I'm ready for it.
2. October 16 is also National Fossil Day! Just as new living species are discovered, new fossilized animals are found.
A type of trilobite was named Aegrotocatellus jaggeri after Mick Jagger, lead singer of The Rolling Stones. Believe it or not, there are plenty of people who feel Mick Jagger is a fossil. Noooo, really? ;)
If someone was to name something after you, what would you like it to be? I don't have a preference. If you feel like calling anything "Stacy," you go right ahead.
Which member(s) of The Animal Kingdom gives you the creeps? Or is it a slimy co-worker from Question #1? Snakes and sharks. The creeps, nothing, I am scared to death of both.
4. Cheers! We also celebrate Drink Local Wine Week and National Liqueur Day! Is there a winery in your locale? Do you have a favorite cordial or a mixed drink made with a liqueur? A non-potent potable such as a refreshing smoothie? There are several wineries in the area and quite a few micro breweries. I prefer a glass of wine to any other alcohol.
5. Happy Birthday, Angela Lansbury! Her first two roles were as the maid in Gaslight and Sibyl Vane in The Picture Of Dorian Gray. Truly a star of stage, screen and television, Angela played on Broadway and as Jessica Fletcher in Murder, She Wrote. One of her most respected film roles was that of Laurence Harvey's mother in The Manchurian Candidate, an often overlooked political thriller. She was believable despite being only three years older than Laurence Harvey.
Can you think of any out-of-the-ordinary casting? Or the type of casting in which Hollywood expects us to suspend all logic? No, but in my defense, I seem to be a lot more tired than I thought I was and I don't think my brain is running on all cylinders at the moment. I keep nodding off.
6. Please share something about your week. There isn't much going on this week, since Tim's truck is at the garage getting some work done. He has my car and I am depending on our daughter and my mom for rides to and from work. I was off today and work Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and then I have the weekend off. I hope the truck will be done by then. Tim will most likely work Saturday since he was off all of this past weekend. At this point I don't have any plans. There is an auction on Saturday that looks promising, but I should be good and get some things done here.
And now I'm going to drag myself off to bed. I'll catch up with everyone tomorrow after work.