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It must be bad...I'm breaking out the Cheetos [Nov. 28th, 2007|10:26 pm]
spinthemoon
Remember when I said my project was supposed to roll out the final phase this week? But that it was also the project that will not end? Remember?

Well, it was supposed to migrate tonight. Only the IT person moving the code missed a few things, and now it's not going to go. Nothing like an 11th hour screw up of something I have absolutely no control over to make my day.

Husband told me when I got home that The Boy's teacher has requested a conference. When I asked why, he said it might have something to do with the fact that he ripped up all The Boy's homework last week because he didn't think the teacher should be assigning homework over a holiday. I'm thinking I'll let Husband go to the conference. I'm sure the teacher thinks I'm the world's worst mother anyway. Did I mention that I missed The Boy's performance at the annual spaghetti supper? I had the time wrong to begin with (don't even get me started) but that would have been OK except I got stuck in traffic . I got out of the car just in time to see the family walking back afterwards. I'm the mom that makes other moms feel better about being sucky moms.

Oh, and I got a jury summons today. With big red messages all over it saying I was getting summoned because I failed to appear for jury duty last month. Except I did appear, and was on a panel, and went through two days of voir dire, and just last week cashed the check they sent me for serving. Sheesh.

None of this stuff is even remotely important, of course, but it adds to my general grumpitude. I feel like I've been doing nothing but rant for weeks now. I'm trying very hard not to be mad at the world, but the world isn't making it easy.
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From: misty_bay
2007-11-29 12:13 pm (UTC)

Your IT guy doesn't happen to moonlight

as a court clerk, does he? I'm glad you answered that question for me though. The question being: What happens if you don't show up for jury duty", and the answer being "you get another summons with RED LETTERING on it." Just call or write them.

Let husband go to the conference. Let everyone see the wonderful 'hands on" dad he is. Don't, for two seconds think your taking away my 'worlds suckiest mom' award, dammit. It's mine, I've earned it. There will be tons more spaghetti and awards. Not for nothing, but I'm with the boy on this one. Homework during a long Holiday weekend just sucks.
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2007-11-29 12:39 pm (UTC)
I've had two other times I didn't show up for jury duty - once I just plumb forgot, but I called them the same day and they were very nice about it. The other was scheduled for the day hurricane Rita hit. No one bothered to send snarky red-letter second summons after that one. The bummer thing is going to be trying to actually get hold of a live person to talk to - I'll be in voice mail menu hell for hours, I'm sure.

Oh, and it was Husband who thought the homework sucked. The Boy thought Husband was off his rocker for ripping it up. (BTW, I agree with Husband, too. It's insane that a kindergartener even has homewrok, much less over a holiday)
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[User Picture]From: marshmelococoa
2007-11-29 12:14 pm (UTC)
Holy heck you need some brownies to go along with those Cheetos!
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2007-11-29 12:40 pm (UTC)
Well, I didn't mention the bowl of dutch chocolate ice cream that preceded the cheeto binging...
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[User Picture]From: marshmelococoa
2007-12-02 12:59 pm (UTC)
oh yummy!! They sound perfect together!
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[User Picture]From: skipperja
2007-11-29 12:49 pm (UTC)

My goodness!

I'd rant too!
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[User Picture]From: jchammonds
2007-11-30 03:08 am (UTC)
The Cheetos are totally called for.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-11-30 09:00 pm (UTC)
Hey, we always have cheetos and other junk on hand for moments like these. And, we ALL have 'em.
~Mia
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2007-12-01 04:18 pm (UTC)
I think I may have to start buying Cheetos in bulk.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-12-01 01:22 am (UTC)
Hey I am with you on the rant thing! Rant away! All I want to do is rant and bite people's heads off!

Bliss
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2007-12-01 04:18 pm (UTC)
I think ranting should be an Olympic sport. I would get the gold every time.
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[User Picture]From: millimom
2007-12-02 09:28 am (UTC)
Rave-up, sister. The world provides tons of material daily.

I'm with your dh on this one. If he can't make the conference, hell, I will. Better yet? Skip the conference. It's a stupid reason to have a conference. Tell the teacher to call you. Or me. I'd be more than happy to tell the teacher to cram it.

Pass the cheetos. :)
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