December 21st, 2009

cap, captain miss america

I am Not In The Mood

About five or six tiles fell off the bathroom wall into my bathtub this morning while I was in the shower.

My super has not called me back. I am getting antsy because if you all remember I kept hearing warnings about how bad this management company was at taking care of problems. I know it's only been an hour but...I don't want to have a giant gaping hole in my bathroom wall. I'm afraid they're going to use this as an excuse to not give me back my (double the usual) deposit if they don't come and fix it. I'm just generally freaking out.

The problem looks, from what's left in my tub, like this happened before and whoever fixed it just popped the tiles back up and didn't replace the dry wall. There is a huge chunk of dry wall gone but it's not in my tub, which is where it would naturally be if it had just fallen off.

My mom told me to just cover the spot with duct tape and plastic garbage bags and not to try to fix it myself but ugggggh. I just want to fix the fucker. I hate things not being fixed.

Before this happened, I was very excited because I made crazy amounts of candy yesterday. I have homemade marshmallows, fudge, mint patties, and Turkish Delight. They are all in pans at home and I am going to go get little party favor bags to put them in for my coworkers tonight. I HAVE MOUNTAINS OF CANDY, PEOPLE. MOUNTAINS. I CAN'T EVEN TELL YOU.

Also: karnythia asked us to get the message out-- Brianna Lacey is a teenaged girl from Chicago who is missing. If you're from Chicago or know people in Chicago, please see if there is anything you can do. If you are not from Chicago, please pass on the message. There is no Amber Alert because she's being treated as a runaway and not a kidnapee, so please do what you can to help.
cap, captain miss america

Sometimes, people are awesome

Talked to the super. He says he will try to get it fixed next week while I am out of town. I just need to get him a key tomorrow.

But sometimes people do things that make bad days awesome.

My boss came to my desk and handed me a little red envelope. I figure it's my holiday card; last year he gave me a gift card to a nice bookstore.

I take it. And then he raises his hand over the desk divded and plunks a bottle of Hudson Whiskey down on my desk.

Then he plunks another down.

Me: "Holy crap!"

I think I was very loud.

My dad asked me what the best Christmas present I'd ever gotten was. And I had to be honest and say that I thought the toys I loved the most as a kid weren't Christmas presents. And the best Christmas present I remember wasn't mine, but my brother's used Coleco we got when we were in elementary school (My brother wanted an NES, but my parents couldn't afford one, so my aunt gave us her old Coleco.)

The best present I've ever gotten from a friend was the mandolin liret gave me, but that was a birthday gift.

I think this is the best Christmas present I've ever gotten that wasn't from my parents. Because apart from being incredibly thoughtful, it was completely unexpected.

Holy crap I have the best boss ever.

How is everyone else's day? What was the best present YOU ever got?
cap, captain miss america


I accidentally deleted tonight's comic off the server and the file is on my computer at work. No comic until tomorrow. Boo! Sorry all! I will try to give you two tomorrow.