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Thursday Thirteen (C'Mon Lucky Seven!): The FACE of DOOM!!!


Y'know, you're out in a large, spacious park... amongst friends... and one of those friends captures a moment... a precious tiny second of time... that sums up so much of your inner-self... so much of your very soul... really captures the moment of tranquillity...

Below was not one of those times...


This is what you get when you ask me to "smile" for a picture one too many times...

That's the truth... and I am truly not a "violent" person... and Penny, the person who snapped the shot, was able to show me after to which I believe I replied with something like, Oh, that's charming.

Still, I look at my "put-on, about-to-go-stark-raving-mad" look in this image... and I recognise something... I recognise a THURSDAY THIRTEEN!


#13: Call me up seeking computer help at 2am telling me the "thingy" that you do the "thing" with isn't doing what it normally does even when you click it.

Keep in mind, I've been told one too many times that the "thing with the thing doesn't work" VERBATIM and then the user get grumpy that I have NO CLUE as to what the heck they're talking about.

#12: Oh look! A spammer defeated my anti-spam stuff on the blog!

#11: My little one just started a conversation with the words, I know you told me not to, but...

#10 I get out of the shower, step in puppy-pee, and while mopping it up, I have a cold nose sniff an area under the towel where it shouldn't be.

#9: Someone at my work JUST said ...and I need all that by Tuesday morning! at 4:30pm on a Friday before a long weekend.

...and it's never something that can be done within 30 minutes.

#8: Oh look! A new tax hike!

#7: Nothing wakes you up fresh and happy then a dog barking at a car alarm that's sounding nearby at 3:30am!

...or a loud person coming home loudly... or a cat that bothered them doing nocturnal rounds... or a scrap over a chew-bone... or... I love my dogs.

#6: My little one just started a conversation with the words, You didn't tell me it was breakable!

#5: Hey look! The server's down again!

...usually at THE most important times when I'm expecting a tonne of traffic.

#4: We're out of coffee this morning.

...can be substituted with "Did I mention we were out of toilet paper last night?"

#3: "Hello! Sorry for coming by at 7:30am on a Saturday, but can we come in? Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your saviour?"

My usual response is... "HAVE YOU!?!" as I start playing around with my throwing hatchets...

#2: "Why isn't your ghost group more like those amazing guys on TV that I've seen?"

#1: My little one just started a conversation with the words, Before you say anything, I know I can clean the pastel stuff off your good dress uniform jacket... and the dogs didn't chew it too much while I was trying to cut the mess off it with the scissors...

...I love my little one!

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Comment from: Tink [Visitor] Email ·
Ooooohhhh, s-c-a-r-y! :-) Thanks for a great laugh, I can relate to most of those on your list...
My TT is about BED.
PermalinkPermalink 08/16/07 @ 06:44
Comment from: Admin [Member] Email ·
Hey Tink... Thanks! I admit, the image, when I re-saw it (it was taken months ago,) made me laugh... I remember the moment well... "C'mon, smile! Smile! Look this way! Smile! C'mon!" and yeah, they got the scary look o' anger! :)
PermalinkPermalink 08/16/07 @ 07:01
Comment from: administration [Member] Email ·
Hehehe I think it's a great pic!!!!
PermalinkPermalink 08/16/07 @ 08:20
Comment from: Michael Schurmann [Visitor] Email ·
HaHa! Don't you just love kids!

Great list, but can you tell me the
best way to get the thingy on my
computer, the one that makes the other thing work, to start working again?
LOL I can see that happening and definetely see how it could be annoying!
PermalinkPermalink 08/16/07 @ 11:43
Comment from: trish [Visitor] Email ·
Pfft. Everyone knows that the technical term for thingy is whoogie. I can honestly say I've never said that to any techie.. I have said, "The whoogie with the dooey..." and "is there supposed to be blue smoke?".. But NEVER "thingy". :)

I can totally understand why those things would give you .. snarly-face. :)

But if you keep doing that - you know your face is gonna stay that way, right? ;)
PermalinkPermalink 08/16/07 @ 12:27
Comment from: Robin [Visitor] Email ·
People actually call you up for tech support at 2am? That would drive me crazy.
PermalinkPermalink 08/16/07 @ 13:26
Comment from: MsDemmie [Visitor] Email ·
Loved this ............

I do dread those conversations from the kids ......... I think I could do a whole 13 on dreaded words from their mouths.

Mum ...........................
PermalinkPermalink 08/16/07 @ 16:51
Comment from: Admin [Member] Email ·
Hey Michael Schurmann... Annoying ain't the word. I'm actually fine IF the user tells me "I'm not sure about this..." and then stumbles through, but when they act indignant because I don't know why the whatchamacallit isn't making the whosit happen, that's when I get grumpy.

ONIT... What? You mean it's not like that all the time now? At my office they're beginning to think it is...

Hi Robin... 2am, 3am was the latest so far... but records, sadly, were meant to be broken I 'spose.

Heya MsDemmie... Now that WOULD be a good TT... "Thirteen Phrases That Cause Much Tensions When Uttered By My Kids". Immediately, I think, "It only costs..."
PermalinkPermalink 08/16/07 @ 19:13
Comment from: ONIT [Visitor] Email ·
LOL How would *I* know?!

Are people at the office making you grumpied?? Awww... That's mean of them.
PermalinkPermalink 08/17/07 @ 09:38
Comment from: Admin [Member] Email ·
ONIT... It's okay... remember, I'm in IT and can cause MUCH mischief! Wheee!
PermalinkPermalink 08/17/07 @ 18:59
Comment from: Utenzi [Visitor] Email ·
Holy carp! That's a scary picture of you, Matthew. I bet Penny ran away!
PermalinkPermalink 08/18/07 @ 19:48
Comment from: Admin [Member] Email ·
Hey Utenzi... Aha! you've invoked the name of the holy fish! Nah, it was a momentary thing... after about the fifth "C'mon, SMILE!", this is the face she got... it's faux anger... Apparently, my "real angered" face makes people laugh... or they think I'm "sad"...
PermalinkPermalink 08/18/07 @ 23:11
Comment from: ONIT [Visitor] Email ·
LOL I'll bet you do.. you have that "little devil" look about you. :)
PermalinkPermalink 08/19/07 @ 14:13
Comment from: Admin [Member] Email ·
ONIT... Me? NONONO! I'm a perfect angel! I wouldn't harm a fly and I most certainly wouldn't throttle someone's internet speed or prevent them from being able to use chat programs... that would be WRONG!
PermalinkPermalink 08/19/07 @ 15:35
Comment from: ONIT [Visitor] Email ·
LOL - sorry, Sunshine - but the pics I've seen of you so far have been anything BUT angelic. ....

So.. erm.. do you help friends out with your expertise....? :)

I'll pay off in jellybeans.
PermalinkPermalink 08/20/07 @ 20:59
Comment from: Admin [Member] Email ·
ONIT... Don't judge a book by it's cover...

Help? In a "computer" sense? Sure... you'll need to have some tools on hand to fix the problem first... you'll need a live chicken, a black cloak, an alter, and a curvy knife... after that, it gets complicated.

Jelly beans are cool, but I'll wave my fee.
PermalinkPermalink 08/20/07 @ 21:09
Comment from: ONIT [Visitor] Email ·
I rarely do.. but if I didn't in this case, I wouldn't have had anything to poke fun at. :D

I'm just missing the live chicken.. I'm sure I can find one. :)

Don't actually need any help.. just wanted to know if you worked for jellybeans if I DID need help. :)
PermalinkPermalink 08/20/07 @ 21:20
Comment from: Admin [Member] Email ·
ONIT... My boss thinks I will...
PermalinkPermalink 08/20/07 @ 21:29
Comment from: ONIT [Visitor] Email ·
No, hon.. those are PEANUTS. :)
PermalinkPermalink 08/20/07 @ 21:35
Comment from: Admin [Member] Email ·
ONIT... Peanuts were causing cost overruns. They've reduced us to styrofoam peanuts and half-a-jelly bean as a bonus.
PermalinkPermalink 08/20/07 @ 22:34
Comment from: ONIT [Visitor] Email ·
So.. what do you do with them all? They're not environmentally friendly. ;P
PermalinkPermalink 08/21/07 @ 10:54
Comment from: Admin [Member] Email ·
ONIT... No... I feed them to styrofoam elephants and catch crap for doing it from styrofoam zoo keepers who call the styrofoam cops who, after a brief altercation, shoot me with styrofoam bullets... and I gets to act like Superman with them harmlessly bouncing off of me!

...did I just have a Homer Simpson moment?
PermalinkPermalink 08/21/07 @ 20:08
Comment from: ONIT [Visitor] Email ·
I'm.. not sure... are you feeling jaundiced?! Have you lost a finger from each hand?? HAS YOUR HAIR FALLEN OUT?!
PermalinkPermalink 08/21/07 @ 21:35

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