Indecent Digit: October 30, 2005

Friday, November 04, 2005

The Dayjob of Angry Yawns

Sorry to be gone for so long, but it's been a bitch of a week.

You see, normally, I do most of my writing on Thursdays and Fridays, but I've been working lots of overtime lately, and I've pretty much just been crashing after that. I'm told by my supervisor that this will continue for at least another week, so please bear with me.

Actually, I wish that my job produced more drama so that I would have more personal material to write about here. Frankly, no one would want to hear about the details of my daily work -- it's just that bland.

The only amusing thing I have to share from the-ordeal-that-was-this-week relates to the fact that I'm not even doing my own job these days. I'm just filling in for people in other departments who are lucky enough to be on vacation right now.

I usually work in the "computer department", managing data and filing and stapling things. Not very exciting, but it pays bizzarely well. Seriously, in the dark era of Bush, I am very lucky indeed to have such a job.

Today, however, I spent eight hours pulling erroneous stickers off of mushroom catalogues so that accurate stickers could replace them.

I'm not kidding.

This is the sort of task that can drive most people mad with boredom, but as I sat there, freezing my ass off and doing work that could easily have been done by a monkey, it occurred to me that they were still paying me my extortionate "office job" wage to do stuff that any temp could have done for half the price.

And I wasn't being forced to think, answer phones, or deal with clients. If I had been blind-stinking-drunk, no one would have noticed.

Suddenly, I felt very lucky to be alive.

And I still do.

Happy Friday! Go to Jeff's Party!

[GONZO UPDATE: Today, I was dealing with the same labels on the same catalogues, and found a little piece of treasure: one of them was addressed to Hunter S. Thompson. ...sigh...]

Friday Night Cat Blogging

Friday nights were made for dancing!!!

To that end, I'm told Jeff is having a party that you should crash.

Maybe you can convince him to play this song for you, live and in person.

Get down, Scorpios!

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Overtime Open Thread

I'll be gone for a while. Talk amongst yourself.

Digit Digs Denver!

"Save 'Morning Sedition'" Petition!!!

The casual reader of Indecent Digit (assuming such a person exists) has probably figured out by now that we are Air America loyalists. Don't ask us why, just accept it.

Anyway, Morning Sedition, one of my favorite shows of all time (archived here), is about to be cancelled. To be more specific, host Marc Maron is apparently getting fired.


Help us save Marc Maron! Sign this online petition AND send a polite (we may be indecent, but we are certainly not rude) e-mail to Air America CEO Danny Goldberg (see below). Do it. Do it NOW!!!

Here's yesterday's show, wherein Marc Maron announces his departure. Listen to the whole damned show! (And these too!)]

Sunday, October 30, 2005

The Nightmare After Fitzmas

While you're busy cleaning up the shreds of wrapping paper and empty champagne bottles in the wake of your Fitzmas partying, try to find a moment to take stock of the horrors that await, courtesy of Newsweek:

"Bush has grown more confident, aides say, having jettisoned the Cheney training wheels."

...and if that wasn't enought to scare you, then post this quote on your door for the Trick-or-Treaters...

"'The president has formulated a lot of his own views,' said an aide, 'and has a very firm idea of what he wants to do and accomplish with his foreign policy.'"

...God help us...

Enjoy your Samhain, unwashed Heathen! I'll be at work...