1.16.2008

Louie Louie

I'm living large* this week in the 17th largest city in the United States at a conference with 1632 other attendees. Louisville, in case the brochure tagline wasn't an obvious reference.

*not so much large as FAT. There's something about having my company pick up expenses that causes me to eat several large meals per day, including Crab Ravioli with pesto and snacks from Starbuck's. I might possibly need an intervention.

As I was walking through the hallway in the Conference Center this afternoon, I passed by a familiar face (conveniently attached to a body) that I knew from somewhere. I turned around to stare, as he did the same. My first sergant from Ft. Lewis, Washingon in 1988 (!), here from Ft. Bening, Georgia. He asked if I kept in touch with anyone else from our unit, but other than awkward, accidental yearly visits with my ex-husband, sadly, I did not.

The husband of one of my friends/co-workers is a contestant on this season's "Biggest Loser", so we all gathered (and dare I say bonded) together last night while watching the episode with with beer, pizza, and chips. Ironic, no?

Thought for the week: do not, under any circumstances, attempt to shave your legs in the bathtub, while talking on your cell phone. It will end badly.

6 comments:

bendersbetterbrother said...

I'm hoping you only carved off a toe but I fear you may have a very silent ring tone instead.

Another piece of mobile phone advice is not to bend and check the toilet bowl (for any reason) when wearing a suit. Your fancy pen, mobile, wallet, important business cards will never be quite the same again.

Darren said...

even with belt clips sometimes electronic devices go for a swim when visiting the porclain pool.

Yay, you are alive and living fat! About time you showed your wit around here again!

Slick said...

So uh....

You dropped your phone in the tub, right??

Haphazardkat said...

Queen!! My absolute favorite band.
...*hangs in your blog for the songs duration* lol

Cellphone--razor---bath. Hmmm.
This brings to mind another Queen song. "Who waaaaaaaants to livvvvvve foreverrrrr" :)

bendersbetterbrother said...

I've tagged you. See my site. It's not one of those stupid ones, the ones I don't do myself. Get your arse over there and see what's expected.

Say Anything said...

Monty: random beeping noises while attempting to talk. Lovely. Oh, and thanks for the TAG - I owe you one.

Darren: shoulda had more bubbles!

Slick: yeah, then accidentally got beer on it when it was in my purse. What's this "insurance" people talk about?

HC: while in the tub, "Fat Bottomed Girls" might have been more appropriate...