No Habla Inglise

So, BBFF sent me the blurb that I am to use in dating profile. I am going to add one thing, I’ll share it the way he sent it then with my addition:

“Highly personable pop culture nerd looking for a partner who not only can tell the difference between Shakespeare and Whedon, but enjoys having intelligent discussions on both. Must love flerkens. “

With my addition:

“Highly personable pop culture nerd looking for a partner who not only can tell the difference between Shakespeare and Whedon, but enjoys having intelligent discussions on both. Must love flerkens and dire wolves. “

Now for Shay to choose the pictures, then I shall take this step of putting myself out there. What a phrase, putting myself out there, what does that even mean. I literally go out into the world every day, well, ok, I go to work, maybe Target, Costco or Whole Foods, then sequester myself with a Flerken and a Dire Wolf. It’s a good life, a calm, serene life, seriously what man in his right mind wants to take on a Cordelia/Margo channelling nerd?

Speaking of Cordelia and Margo, I almost passed out watching the season ender of the Magicians. I am not going to spoil it in case there are people that have not watched it reading this.

But seriously, Margo is hands down the best written character since Cordelia Chase made her appearance. I find myself channelling Margo more and more and in my line of work that is not a good thing. If people could see the things in my mind that I want to say to them they would slap the living daylights out of me. Good thing they are on the phone and most of the time in a different state. Oh how I long for the days where I spoke to people who perform the same job functions as I. I used to work in a department where I only spoke to people in different companies that did the same job as I. There was one time a woman kept calling me, 5 times in a row with different questions, I very literally could not get any work done, on the 6th call I picked up the phone and said no habla Inglise. She burst out laughing and said I’ll stop for today, I said thank you and hung up. I miss those days, I don’t think I really appreciated them while they were happening.

Not that I don’t appreciate the job I have now, I do, I just become extra happy when a real IT person calls in, not the wannabe ones, but the real ones. I get to up my techno speak exponentially, it is glorious.

Picking up Tess today, it is our traditional spend the night and spend Good Friday together. I am just sad that Endgame is not out this weekend. Alas we will have to find other ways to entertain ourselves. Always an interesting time when Tess comes to visit. I do know a trip to the mall will be in there, as I need to get a birthday present for Maddox. One of the newer additions to our family, I do love shopping for little boys again.

Well that is all for now, will update you as soon as the dating profile goes live. Wish me luck would love to meet someone who possesses Dean Cain like qualities.

As usual any comments, questions or criticisms can be left here or sent to me at angie@angieworld.com.

Learning Opportunity

I know I’ve given this information before but the past few weeks have led to believe it behooves me to impart this wisdom again.

When you have to call tech support for your internet and/or television issues here is a guideline on when to k ow it is your issue or your service providers issue.

If you see no signal on your television screen find the remote control that came with your television. Go to the input or source button. Push it, make sure you’re on the correct input. No signal means your television cannot see the cable receiver.

If your television will not turn on it’s your tv. Not your cable service provider. If your electricity is off, pay your bill.

If your computer will not turn on it’s not your internet service provider. It’s your computer. If your Bluetooth keyboard will not pair with your computer. Call the manufacturer. Not your internet service provider. If the router has no lights on it and your electricity is working, move the electrical rod to a different outlet. If it still won’t come on then call your service provider for a new one.

If you don’t know what an address bar is please learn. In this day and age pretending ignorance is passé.

If you have a smart phone please learn how to use it. Or call you cell phone service for assistance.

I love my job, when I get to actually do it, I really like resolving complex line issues. I even enjoy helping my older customers get back online and into their email. Or assisting customers getting their recordings back. I do love television and I completely understand those customers anxiety level.

However and this is a big however don’t assume people at my level make minimum wage. We are very well compensated for what we do. We are highly trained and well seasoned. If you call us asking for help we are happy to oblige. If you call us screaming obscenities you’re not going to get too far.

Do feel free to self educate yourself on your own equipment. You bought it, don’t be scared, you might even learn a new skill set.

As usual any comments, questions or criticisms can be left here or sent to me at angie@angieworld.com.

Don’t Talk in Movies

I had a blog all planned, however, someone posted something on Facebook that I cannot let go.

You can all thank Julio for this one, so, apparently a woman, in Texas, asked her boyfriend (article says common-law husband) a question in a movie.

That’s right in a movie, first of all, who talks in the movies? I need to know because you and I will never go to the movies together. There is nothing more irritating than paying money to see a movie and someone talks that is not on the screen.

I wouldn’t have answered her either, I taught my children early on, don’t talk during the movie. yes, even at home, we are watching a movie, keep your comments and questions until the end. Then we will address all of your concerns, chances are your questions will be answered during said movie anyway.

Let’s get back to the incident at hand, she asked him if he thought she was pretty. He said he didn’t hear her, she beat the living daylights out of him. I am not condoning her behavior, but let’s break it down, shall we. First of all, normal women only ask that if the man in her life has stopped telling her that. That is a fact, she is insecure, maybe she put on a few pounds, maybe she got a bad haircut (it happens) or maybe she had a bad day at work. Whatever the situation, she is only asking because she hasn’t been told in a while that she is pretty.

We all like to hear it, and hear it from someone who is supposed to love us. I know that in relationships it gets easy during the day-to-day minutia to lose the romance of it all.

The beginning is all fun and games and filled with romance, then as time goes on both parties forget to do the things that won the other party to begin with.

Tell the woman she’s pretty and not in a Joey Tribiani kind of way, don’t do the you’re so pretty meaning she’s kind of slow.

Look her straight in the eye and say sometimes I forget to say it, but you are really pretty today. It doesn’t take much, I promise, then you won’t get beat up on date night.

Seriously though, I am in no way condoning this woman’s behavior, it was way over the top.

My point is what happened over the past few days to facilitate it. I have a theory, and it is not a popular one, but here goes, we all have that gene in us, that will allow us to turn on a dime, it just has to be triggered.

I am a rational, sane (BBFF stop laughing, I can hear you) person, but when that trigger is pulled, believe me, I can go all kinds of crazy on you.

It takes a lot, text messages at 3 am asking the man I’m seeing if he wants to see someone else that night. Or say, for instance, staying out until 5 am in the morning when his children are there. Things of that nature tend to trigger my crazy.

Other than that, I am the most rational human on the face of the planet.

Lessons we can take from here:

Don’t talk in movies

Don’t ask a man if he thinks your pretty in the middle of said movie

Tell your significant other how attractive you find them

Not a hard lesson, unless you are the one who was beaten up.

Any questions, comments or criticisms can be left here or sent to me at angie@angieworld.com.

FYI I think she was totally in the wrong and should face the consequences of her actions. That should have in no way triggered that kind of response.

I Don’t Know You

I have a couple of things today, the first comes to us from Facebook, of course, where I have my love/hate relationship.

First off, I love Facebook for the way it keeps me in contact with family and friends that are far and near. With todays hectic lifestyles it is a great way to keep in touch. Having said that Facebook is also a great place to have your privacy invaded. By invaded I mean strange people sending you friend requests, people you don’t know and have only one person in common.

Now I am not talking about family or distant family, I am specifically speaking to the person who is friends with only one person I know, I don’t know you, you aren’t from the same town I’m from. So to you I say, “I don’t know you, that’s my purse”. If any of you are familiar with King of the Hill you will recognize that phrase.

I am not in the habit of accepting friend requests from men or women that I don’t know. I believe it’s bad form, if we do know each other and I have forgotten, which I am quite capable of doing, send me a message. A simple hey I’m so and so and we met at fill in the blank.

Also, if by chance, you are male and you happen to think I’m a looker, here’s the thing. And there is always a thing. If you smoke, no, if you wear crocs, no, flannel is probably out as well, unless we are hiking in the Rockies. If you look like Dean Cain, I’m all in, however, if you look like Dean I’m probably a no go for you.

Next up, I saw Shazam, the movie, which I am very excited about. I loved it, I am a huge fan of Captain Marvel, for those of you not in the know. That is his name in the comics, but the creators of this film could not call him that as Marvel’s Captain Marvel came out just last month. Since not everyone is a comic book fan they decided to not go with that name.

With this movie coming out I downloaded the DC Universe app and tried to watch the old Saturday morning Shazam shows. They have been remastered and the coloring is good, but they are dated. But the two I watched were still fun, I fully admit I switched over to Lois and Clark after 1 and a half Shazam shows.

Back to the movie, for those of you who are not familiar, Shazam stands for: the wisdom of Solomon,  the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles and the speed of Mercury.  Zachary Levi did such an amazing job being the adult version of Billy Batson, and the child actor they got to play him as, well, a child, he was fantastic as well. I will not give away any spoilers as the movie hasn’t been out for a week even. Just go see it, it is fun, and a great origin start for this character. I loved it, I will buy it when it comes out, I urge everyone who is a fan of comic books or superhero movies, go, now, leave your job, your home, the grocery store, just go.

Well, that is all I have for now, still waiting on my profile from BBFF and his GF. They have had a busy few weeks, I shall be patient. No dating profile as of yet, so no dating app. Stay tuned, they are not letting me off of the hook. Also people at work have become interested as well, so updates will be forthcoming when I have them.

As usual, any comments, questions or criticisms can be left here or sent to me at angie@angieworld.com.

Into the Breach

So, BBFF is determined to have me keep my word and create a dating profile, so he asked me to send him my profile so he and GF could tweak said profile. That went something like this:

BBFF: send me your dating profile so we can tweak it:
Me: purple haired 55 year old comic book reading, superhero movie watcher seeks semi-normal man.
Him: seriously?  (I must interject here, even though we were chatting via computer, I could very literally envision BBFF saying seriously. I wish you could all hear it, he can combine the perfect amount of condescension, incredulousness and pathos in that one word, oh and the look that goes with it, slightly tilted head while looking down his nose. it is perfection).

Me: if you’re not afraid of Margo, Cordy or scary Willow call me.
Him: ………..
Me: OU fan seeks non-UT fan.
He gave up at that point. 

I edited it later to add must love Flerkens as I am a proud owner of one.

But seriously, is there a man out there that is age appropriate that actually knows the names Margo, Cordy and scary Willow? If there is, can he be semi-normal? I consider myself a non-normal, barely human, should have been born on Vulcan or Krypton being. Finding someone who compliments that combination is a tall order. Also, have i mentioned i’m shallow? I am, I have done the whole looking past looks thing and it never works out for me. I’m done, I still have my looks, for now, and I would like to meet someone who still has theirs.  I am still holding out for a Dean Cain, someone with his qualities, someone with his looks would be a huge bonus. if nothing else the dating app will definitely keep me in subjects for my online readers.

Age appropriate as well, no one who is the age of my children, that is icky, if I could have given birth to you I most certainly am not going to date you. Also, if he is of parental age for me, no go, that would put him at 75 and above, seriously not looking for that. I know, that is ageist as well, I’m not going to apologize for that, because I know men who are also shallow and ageist. I don’t feel bad for being the same way. I am still holding

On Sunday I will allow Shay to pick my photos in preparation for BBFF and his GF coming up with a blurb that succinctly describes me and all of my quirkiness. and yes, I do have purple hair now, I am going to go back and get it all over with highlights to make it pop.

of course if anyone has any comments, questions or criticisms you can leave them here or email me at angie@angieworld.com

 

No Joke

So March is over and I didn’t marry Dean Cain. Sad. So very sad. With that being said I will keep my word and download Bumble, I will allow BBFF and his GF to write my bio and Shay will pick out my pictures. Let’s see how many ways I can get rejected and how many men I can reject. Let the games begin!

In other news I downloaded the DC Universe app and am binging on Linda Carter’s Wonder Woman and Lois and Clark: the new adventures of Superman. One has to wonder what kind of man is going to be attracted to a nerdy 55 year old woman.

I have often said this incarnation of the Superman lore is my favorite, not just because of Dean Cain. But because in this one Superman is the disguise.

Anyway, here I sit binge watching shows I’ve seen a million times.

Also, my hair is purple, that should narrow down my suitors as well. This should be fun.

I’ve been researching cruises, I’m not a huge water fan but friends of mine went on an Alaskan cruise a while back and I loved their photos. It is making me want to go on one, I don’t know if Elizabeth Anne would allow me to drag her to Alaska. That might be one I do by myself.

I went to church with friends of mine on Sunday, I usually work on Sundays but I had this past one off and I was asked so I went.

The sermon really has me thinking, he said sometimes we have to put action behind our prayers. It really made me think, he’s right, don’t get me wrong, prayer is a really good thing, and God does answer prayer, but there does come a time when we are called to action.

We cannot ignore that call when God makes it, we have to be willing as well. I am bad about staying in my house and not springing into action. I’m trying to be better about that, I enjoyed the sermon very much. I’m very thankful my friends didn’t ignore that call to action to invite people to their church.

As usual any comments, questions or criticisms can be left here or sent to me at angie@angieworld.com.