Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Back at Work

Yes, I used this shot after I got the results of my prostate check.
Feelings are the same, though.

  As you read this, I'm sitting in front of the television, cereal bowl in my lap and cup of coffee to my right.  The dog has been let out and the bed made.  I've shaved, showered, and (after a momentary lapse of concentration) am fully dressed.  

  Mrs. Penwasser, accustomed to silence these past few months, now has to share the air with me as I complain about the morning news, make rude noises, and prattle on about how tough it is to have to get up at 5:30 in the morning again.
  
  But, even though I can't surf for porn read Newsmax past midnight anymore, I'm filled with elation.
  
  I'm going to be a productive member of society again!  Fridays will mean something to me again!  And...okay...Monday mornings, too.  But, hey, Fridays!
  
  Of course, on the downside, I won't be able to spend hours on Blogger, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, or Hotmail.   I won't be able to read your blogs as much as I have nor will I be able to comment in as speedy a fashion as I've done since June.  
  
  You won't benefit from the wisdom of my convictions, insight, and observations nearly as expeditiously as before.
  
  Oops.  I said that was a downside, didn't I?

43 comments:

  1. Woah congratulations Al, best of luck with the job man, the caption in the first photo made me laugh so much. Seriously though, well done and hopefully it goes well for you dude, hopefully you'll still be able to drop in and comment often.

    I love the idea idea of an All-Star Prison Sodomy team too, those dicks would wholesomely deserve that.

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    1. I'll still be able to drop on by, although not as much. My plan is to still go with the Facebook Funnies on Thursdays and another post some time during the week. Then, I'll answer any comments. Once done with that, I head over to the blogs of people who've commented. It's not that I'm playing favorites. It's just that you'll have "head of the line" (if that makes sense).
      I've also lined up some work on weekends and (as long as it stays light) during the week as a softball umpire and-get this-soccer (football) referee.
      Yeah, I'll get paid for being yelled at by fans.
      Sweet.

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  2. Hey that is quite a downside :( But it's good you're back in the working world. Good luck with it.

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    1. You'll probably notice a downturn, but there will always be weekends, holidays, snow days, sick days, goof off days....
      hmm, maybe it be that much of a downturn.

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    1. Thanks! It's cool and they pay me and stuff.

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  4. Congrats on the job, and yeah I second the no more butt probing hahaha

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    1. I'm going to schedule my next invasion for my 55th birthday next July.
      Provided I make it that long.

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  5. Have fun at work! (don't forget you could always blog at work!!)

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    1. With the particular job I do, I wouldn't have time. This is probably a good thing.

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  6. I didn't know you were out of work; glad you're working again, then! Or were you vacationing? I definitely miss the immediate feedback of your wiseass comments. You make me laugh on a regular basis!

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    1. After retiring from the Navy, I decided to talk a school district into hiring me.
      They'll let anyone in, apparently.
      Summers off are great fun, but they can get boring.
      I know...cry me a river.

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  7. Well congrats but I will say I shall miss you comments, they're always so witty and fun! :) What no more insight and convictions. Oh cruel world!

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    1. I'll keep up the best I can. In fact, I should be able to head over your way a little tonight.

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  8. A job! Condolences, er, Congratulations!!

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    1. I know. It was getting tiresome telling Mrs. Penwasser as she headed off to work that I was going to play golf.
      Badly, mind you.

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  9. Congratulations, Al. Be mindful of the dress code (i.e., don't go to work naked), and all will be fine.

    xoRobyn

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  10. I'm glad you're mature enough not to be ashamed of enjoying a prostate examination. I hear these things grow on you.

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    1. As long as it's not my prostate which grows.

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  11. Mate, when it comes time for me to retire there is no way I'm going back to work. Only 20 years to go.

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    1. Sadly, those 20 years will fly by. And then...I'll be dead.
      Or wearing diapers, eating soft food, and talking to myself.

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  12. I know a good few people who are retired, but with a job. My work has a few people who work part time just to fill their time.

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    1. I really got bored. I still have 11 years before I guess I have to REALLY retire. Don't know how I'll fill my time then. Although, at that age, just getting dressed may take half the day.

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  13. Just think about all of the new blog fodder you'll have now though! OH the stories you could tell... and blackmail people with...

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    1. I've promised myself that I won't blog about what I do or the people with whom I work. That would be unprofessional and may get me socked in the nose.
      But, there IS so much material!

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    1. It's a wonderful feeling. But, I guarantee that it won't take me as long to be tired of work as it took me to get bored with being home this summer.

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  15. thanks for not posting a prostate office exam pic. and congrats on the jibby. sad, of course that you won't be lurking as much, but as long as you read my shit, we're alllll good.
    think about it.
    bridgeport.
    nuff said.

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    1. Golly, the thought of seeing me being invaded by a latex-encased finger (I hope there's only one) even skeeves me out.

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  16. Congrats on going back to work! Are you working in an office? 'Cause I thought getting a job after some unemployment would mean much less internetz time, but I still spend the majority of my day on blogger or stumbleupon....

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    1. Oh, here's a terrifying thought: I work in a school. It's probably hard to believe, but I can be professional (I know, that's probably tough to buy). So I'm pretty much on my feet all day and don't have the time to sit at a computer. My plan is to visit my keyboard for Blogger, Facebook, etc. shortly after coming home from work. Then eat supper. Then, fall asleep while watching reruns of 'Bones.' Then, get up. Then, eat dessert. Then, work on my book. Then, wipe the drool off my keyboard. Then, go to sleep. Because I have to get up in the morning.

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  17. Between work, umpiring and refereeing, you are going to be very busy. Mrs. Penwasser will either be very pleased or not! In the meantime, you will have lots of new material to work with especially with all of the overbearing parents! Congrats and best of luck! Julie

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    1. So far nothing this weekend. But it's still a holiday. I expect things to ramp up quite a bit next week. You're right-the experience will give me a whole bunch of material.

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  18. Good for you! Coffee tastes so much better in the very early morning anyway.

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    1. The bummer is that I can only manage to grab one cup before I'm off and running.

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  19. How wonderful! That’s really excellent news. Congratulations, Al! :D Don’t worry about not being online as much. It happens to us all for different reasons (for me, it’s health-related). But it’s a gentle reminder that there really is life outside of what’s happening inside our computers. LOL Your more frequent posts will be missed but you most certainly won’t be forgotten. :)

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    1. I'll do my best to check back from time to time. My best times will be right after work from about 2:30 to 4:00. Of course, weekends and holidays I'll be coming around, too.

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  20. I fully sympathise with you. I was a teacher not so long ago and it really is torture returning to work after a nice long summer break. ;-)

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    1. It's only been five days back and we're already counting the days until summer!! Spoiled, spoiled people. :-)

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  21. I didn't know you weren't working. Congrats on the new job. I'm so good at NOT working, that I've vowed to make a career at it. Yes, I think I've found my niche...

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