Friday, September 30, 2005

Down & Out!

This grandma goes down for count! Mental note to self: be mindful of the soccor ball's location at all given times while walking near the field during game play!


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Thursday, September 29, 2005

Wonderful Movie!

I saw Sky High a couple weeks, and am just now deciding to comment on it… awesome fucking movie!!! If you enjoy comics, then you’ll love this movie! On top of that, casting Kurt Russell and Bruce Campbell in the same film – there’s an absolute genius at work there. Having Kurt Russell play the world’s greatest superhero and Bruce Campbell playing the egotistical coach at a superhero high school that places you in your two-tier social strata of “Hero” or “Side-Kick”… well both of those were pure gold! The rest of the cast was great too, but I love Kurt Russell and am a Bruce Campbell whore!



The other characters that you just knew were going to suck when they get introduced don’t! Not only that, they may very well become your favorite characters. There’s subtlety at play here that you just wouldn’t believe. For example, during a study session at our main kid’s house, Will Stronghold (son of Kurt Russell’s character, the Commander), which is suddenly interrupted by the Commander in full on hero costume walking into the living room. Now mind you, imagine this…the absolute dregs of the superhero universe were sitting around chatting about how to prepare for a mission that involved the undead… and all of a sudden Superman walks in!!! This is all who these kids at this study group absolutely dream they could be. And here he is!

The scene has the Commander asking the kids about their powers and well, unfortunately they are the dregs of the superhero society... side-kicks. They’re just not up to snuff, and the Commander listens to it all through a smile, but just in his eyes you can see that he just kinda feels bad for these kids… as if they got the short end of the stick! And he’d never tell them that, and he’d never say that… it’s just the thought going on in his head. He gives them all a bit of encouragement and then heads into the kitchen. His son Will follows him to the kitchen and decides to fess up about his lack of super powers! The scene is fucking killer!!! Imagine telling your father, Superman, that you’re not a hero, but rather a sidekick type of guy… that you’re not a hero, but that’s alright because being the sidekick is important… and all your “loser” friends hear you. And when you get back to the study group, there’s a sense of awe, because you’ve finally taken your first real step to being a hero… at least in their eyes. Fantastic movie!!!

Revenge Of The Sith Deleted Scenes

I came across some awesome pics from deleted scenes on Revenge of the Sith, courtesy of Ron. I think it's great that George Lucas actually shows General Grievous being a bad ass (killing a Jedi, Shaak Ti) and not acting like some punk-ass bitch with a severe cold! It's just too bad that the scene was cut from the theatrical version of the movie (and also certain dvd copies that may or may not be floating around near here or some galaxy far, far away!)







General Grievous: "I hate Jedi! I'm glad they're dead! I hope they burn in hell!"

(Er... Mace Windu could have said some shit like that... oh wait, he did... just in another movie!)

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Still Alive

The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated! So, I'm almost completely settled in to my new place. There are still some outstanding issues (i.e. dryer not working, no internet.)

On to the subject of no internet... I didn't realize how dependent I was on the internet. I do just about everything online. Essentially, I have SBC (with a freaking contract of course), but the phone lines are owned by Grande Communications. Both companies tell me that I'll be up and running in no time, but I'm still with out my dsl. If John Lennon were still around, I could see him adding internet access to and updated version of Imagine... "Imaging all the people, living life with out the world-wide web!"

Anyway, I had an appointment with Justin this morning, which means I had to be all the way back up in Round Rock. Since I was in the area, I went ahead and stopped by my mom's house to see my ferrets and wash some clothes (and get on the internet.)

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Kobayashi Maru

After an evening workout at the gym, I ran over to my mom's house to replace a dead-bolt that she's been having issues with. That was absolute pain in the ass!!! The lock didn't quite fit right, the door was metal, and my mom could find her drill! After about 15 minutes of brute force, everything finally fell into place!

Anyway, before I left, my mom gave me the best news that I've heard in a really long time. My mom, Kristy, and Kimball offered to care for my ferrets so that I don't have to give them up (all I need to do is provide the financial support for them, which is completely fine by me.) I was so shocked... so truly happy! I've only really cried 3 times since my grandmother died (twice when my heart was broken, and once when my ferret Kodo died unexpectedly,) but I came pretty close tonight after hearing this joyous news! I can't describe how relieved and blessed I feel! I was so sure I was going to have to give my babies up!

Green Day - Wake Me Up When September Ends

[Chorus:]
Summer has come and passed
The innocent can never last
Wake me up when september ends

Like my fathers come to pass
Seven years has gone so fast
Wake me up when september ends

Here comes the rain again
Falling from the stars
Drenched in my pain again
Becoming who we are

As my memory rests
But never forgets what I lost
Wake me up when september ends

[Chorus]

Ring out the bells again
Like we did when spring began
Wake me up when september ends

Here comes the rain again
Falling from the stars
Drenched in my pain again
Becoming who we are

As my memory rests
But never forgets what I lost
Wake me up when september ends

[Chorus]

Like my father's come to pass
Twenty years has gone so fast
Wake me up when september ends
Wake me up when september ends
Wake me up when september ends

Dustin Hoffman Says...

Today's quote of the day is brought to you by Academy Award winner Dustin Hoffman!


"Why lie when the truth is so much more fun!"

Clever Flash

I found this great flash of Billy Joel's We Didn't Start The Fire. If you're a history buff or simply love the song (or perhaps both like me,) then you should enjoy this!

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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Cleaning The Past

Don’t let it be forgot
That once there was a spot
For one brief, shining moment that
was known as Camelot.

I have a nice desk in my study… each time that I’ve moved, I went about moving it the lazy way. I’d seal up the drawers quite securely, and then we’d carry the heavy thing out. This time I actually decided to clean out all of the contents from each drawer. There were things in there I haven’t seen in over ten years.

I found some old pictures of my old dog, Aspen. She was my birthday present for my 11th birthday. We found her at the Cedar Park Humane Society… she was six weeks old when she came home with me. I kept the pictures of course.

Anyway, I also found an old rose that I received from someone I loved dearly many years ago… she gave it to me on the last day I saw her. She told me that I would always be in her heart, but she didn’t love me (story of my life.) Needless to say, I threw it away tonight.

I also found the knife that impaled me when I was 16 years old. I had totally forgotten that I even kept that thing. Time may heal some things, but scars do remain… this scar is still clearly visible right under my rib cage. Not sure why, but I went ahead and kept the knife tonight.

The whole time I’m cleaning out the desk, my ferrets are right there watching me with curiosity... I can’t help but wonder what I’m going to do with them. It breaks my heart to have to give them up. I’m so lost on what to do.

Monday, September 19, 2005

I Am The Walrus, But Only On TV

Ever have one of those days where you're not really sure if your actually awake, but nothing really suggests otherwise... and it hurts to breathe, but only on one side of your body (probably due to sleeping back-ass backwards on a green sofa)... and your head hurts, but only when you say certain words out loud to yourself such as "sentient" and "conversance"... and everything you eat for breakfast tastes like the hot air from a car (with black leather interior) baking in the sun on July 5, 1995... that pretty much sums up my morning.

Days like this always end up with about 5 hours of wasted dead time blocked together at some point in the middle of the day. There will of course be a short nap that induces a migraine as well. Best of all, a realization that "fuck... there was something really important I needed to do today, but now it's too late!" Who knows, even the viewing of a movie at the theater that has about a 47% chance of being humorous (even in some convoluted manner... i.e. laughing hysterically at something that in all reality shouldn't be funny, but it still is), 39% chance of being completely unoriginal, and 14% makes 100%.

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Sunday, September 18, 2005

Bill On Superman

Anyone who's seen both volumes of Kill Bill should agree that the first is a lot better than the second. The first flowed so much more naturally, while the second one was just plain slow. The second one did however have a wonderful part in it that I remember vividly.

Near the end of the film, David Carradine compares Uma Thurman's character (a character born to kill... trying to live a normal life) to the character of Superman.

"Superman stands alone. Superman did not become Superman, Superman was born Superman. When Superman wakes up in the morning, he is Superman. His alter ego is Clark Kent. His outfit with the big red S is the blanket he was wrapped in as a baby when the Kents found him. Those are his clothes. What Kent wears, the glasses the business suit, that's the costume. That's the costume Superman wears to blend in with us. Clark Kent is how Superman views us. And what are the characteristics of Clark Kent? He's weak, unsure of himself... he's a coward. Clark Kent is Superman's critique on the whole human race."

I agree with this for the most part. The only argument I would make is that Clark Kent is Superman's critque of the human race, but not in the negative way that David Carradine describes. It is true that Kent is a bumbling idiot... but he's also extremely loyal, caring, and giving. This is what he knows exists in all humans. That is Superman's true critique on the human race.

And it is true that Superman will never have a normal life. All he can do is disguise himself as a normal human and try to get by. He won't ever be normal. He'll always be different. This is something that he has accepted, but still hurts him nonetheless.

Nasty Nate Strikes Back!

I'm a huge advocate of having fun at work. Beating the hell out of three defenseless bags of ice... fun!


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I can feel your anger. I am unarmed. Take your weapon. Strike me down with all of your hatred and your journey towards the dark side will be complete!

Pink Floyd - Brain Damage

The lunatic is on the grass
The lunatic is on the grass
Remembering games and daisy chains and laughs
Got to keep the loonies on the path

The lunatic is in the hall
The lunatics are in my hall
The paper holds their folded faces to the floor
And every day the paper boy brings more

And if the dam breaks open many years too soon
And if there is no room upon the hill
And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too
I'll see you on the dark side of the moon

The lunatic is in my head
The lunatic is in my head
You raise the blade, you make the change
You re-arrange me 'til I'm sane
You lock the door
And throw away the key
There's someone in my head but it's not me

And if the cloud bursts, thunder in your ear
You shout and no one seems to hear
And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes
I'll see you on the dark side of the moon

I can't think of anything to say except...
I think it's marvelous! HaHaHa!

Tired Or Sad.... Maybe Both

Today’s the last day of work, more or less, for about 10 days… and I’m drained… I think I’ve spent a grand total of 15 minutes at home this last week! Too bad I won’t really get to rest til sometime next week as I now have to begin packing and preparing to move later this week.

I need to do something about my ferrets since they can’t come with me. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with them yet. I do know that I’m going to miss them terribly! No matter how alone I’ve ever felt, at the very least I always had them… now I won’t even have that. :-(

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Left Out In The Bahamas


I’m so excited for Ron and his band Left Out. They flew out to the Bahamas yesterday (I think they’ll be back next Tuesday) to record their first full length album at Compass Point Studios with Terry Manning.

Here’s a brief list of artists that have recorded at Compass Point Studios: AC/DC, Shakira, 2PAC, Talking Heads, The Rolling Stones, U2, Snoop Dog, Enrique Iglesias, Bob Marley, Robert Palmer, Roger Waters, Julio Iglesias, The B-52's, Puff Daddy, Grace Jones, Julian Lennon, Crash Test Dummies, Li'l Kim, Robbie Williams, Power Station, Belly, Ma$e, Diana Ross, Al Green, Björk, Dru Hill, Jimmy Buffett, Carly Simon, Lenny Kravitz, Eric Clapton, Backstreet Boys, Roxy Music, Mariah Carey, Tricky, Joe Cocker, Spandau Ballet, Celine Dion, Nine Inch Nails, Liz Phair, Blake Morgan, George Lucas/Star Wars, The Rembrandts, Dire Straits, Thompson Twins, Third World, Nas, The Chieftans, The Tragically Hip, James Brown, Missy Elliot, DJ Jazzy Jeff /Fresh Prince, Iron Maiden, Madness, Shania Twain, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Judas Priest, Kyle Davis, Alan Jackson, Eurythmics, Status Quo, Venice, Wynonna Judd, Kool & The Gang, Edna Swap, The Tories, Jamie O'Neil, Tom Tom Club, Cree Summer, Bad Company, Los Fabulosos, Cadillacs, Viktor Lazlo, Suzy Bogguss, Baby Animals, Tripping, Daisy Mitchell, George Thorogood, Wings, Rick Fante, Bryan Adams, etc…

Monday, September 12, 2005

Han, Old Buddy, Don't Let Me Down

Sesar pays tribute to one of the great Star Wars characters that is commonly overlooked by most fans... Lando Calrissian!

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Saturday, September 10, 2005

Why Superman?

What’s happened to the movie industry? There’s nothing out I really care to see, other than those few movies I’ve already seen. I discussed this topic with Justin earlier today. He was going to try to leave work early so that he could catch a movie before all the good college football games started (he’s an Aggie and really wanted UT to lose… sorry… they WON! HAHA!!!)

He asked for suggestions on what to see. In my opinion, there’s really nothing out that I’m enthusiastic enough to see… except for Batman Begins, which I saw again last night. Not to my surprise, Justin has seen the new Batman movie. We discussed it for awhile and I highly recommended it to him… then we get on the topic of Superman. He’s never read any of the Superman comics (not really a surprise, most people haven’t)… but this is where he shocks the hell out of me… he’s never seen any of the Superman movies!

Despite my personal preference to Marvel Comics, Superman has always been my favorite superhero. He’s the definitive superhero. He sets the standard! Anyway, not that I was particularly busy or had anything to do earlier today, I had to tell Justin all about Superman and why he’s so great! To be perfectly honest, because I can relate quite a bit to Superman's persona (not super powers... I wish,) I think we conferred on the topic of Superman for about 75 minutes. Yeah, I feel like a complete comic geek now!

Just like any character that has been around for decades, Superman’s character has undergone some changes. Originally, Superman's personality could be rough and destructive. In one really early story in which the government would not help maintain low income areas unless a disaster occurred… so, Superman went on a rampage and created one… however, as superhero stories became more oriented toward young readers, his character moved toward more of a boy scout persona. Even so, Superman's capacity for a violent anger is a key element to many of the most dramatic moments in his appearances, since it is this sort of telling snapshot into his psyche that allows us to see that Superman's goodness is not inherent to his being, but learned, like it is with us.

This is why, despite the emphasis on Superman having powers far beyond those of mortal men, his name also refers to his goodness. While Jor-El (Superman’s biological father) sent Kal-El (Superman’s true name) to Earth because he felt the human race had the capacity to be great and good if they wished to be, it is clear that Kal-El chose to become Superman and a force for good. The education he received on the family farm is the most potent symbol for 'old fashioned values' one can conjure, and this helps ground the character. Even growing up on Earth with great nurturing parents, not knowing of his true origin for quite some time, he still seems out of place and out of touch with the world.

Superman has been willing to lay down his life or sacrifice his powers for good. He rescues cats from trees and participates in community fund-raisers. He often acts behind the scenes and lets others receive the credit. His modesty and humility catches his enemies off-guard, as they do not understand why he spends his life helping others and doing good. This above all is what makes him a hero… not his super powers, but his choice to help others before himself.

In recent times, at least as long as I’ve been reading the comics, the writers have attempted to deepen Superman's persona and provide a rationale for his goodness. They reveal his self-doubts, and his fear that he might abuse his powers and become a monster, subject to no one. This is even demonstrated in the Superman movies, specifically Superman III (in my opinion, not one of the worst Superman movies, but I know Ron disagrees with me on this.) Superman physically confronts the monster inside of him.

Anyway, he makes it a point of submitting to authority, helping him to feel a restraint on his actions. I can’t remember what comic this occurred in, but I remember Superman giving Batman a ring of green kryptonite, so that if he ever lost his reason, posing a danger to himself or to humans, Batman could use the ring to defeat him.

Superman is a hero as deeply conflicted with his gifts as Batman is with his past. This is key to the modern interpretation of Superman not as a better man, but what is best in man… this is why I love Superman so much! Though just a fictional character, in many ways I do admire Superman. It’s really hard sometimes to set your feelings aside, regardless of how painful they may be, and do the right thing.

Another way Superman demonstrates restraint is that he becomes a reporter, for it is then possible that his physical abilities give him no unfair advantage in a field where the critical skills are intellectual… although I specifically remember his editor, Perry White, praising him in the first Superman movie as "the fastest typist I have ever seen". Btw: some geeky trivia to show you my true nature as a comic geek… Clark Kent actually writes fiction in his spare time, and has had two books published, "The Janus Contract" and "Under a Yellow Sun".

Far from a perfect individual, Superman is a man with an incredible depth of feeling, since he lives within his own mind as much as he does in the reality of society, often struggling with the differences between the right answer and the practical one. In many ways, Superman is truly one of the most "human" heroes conceived, since he responds to emotional grief in stark contrast to the way he shrugs off bullets, bombs, and death-rays. Superman's daily martyrdom is reflected tellingly in print during his reappearance in the 1996 miniseries comics Kingdom Come, which I repurchased several months ago in novel form from Barnes & Noble, where he is pictured as a bearded carpenter with a long beam of wood across his back, much like a Christ image of a man who gave himself for a world that did not love him.

What’s not to love about Superman? I can’t wait for the new movie!!! That's probably why I think the Brandon Routh is so hot... I just love the character of Superman so much... well that, and the fact that he is super hot! LOL!

New Zelda Game


When an evil shadow stretches from the heart of Hyrule to its peaceful borderlands, a young farm boy named Link must awaken the hero... and the animal... within. I can’t really tell if this is supposed to be a part of the main timeline as set in Ocarina of Time or what!

Link is ordered by the mayor to attend the Hyrule Summit. He sets off, oblivious to the dark fate that has descended upon the kingdom. When he enters the Twilight Realm that has covered Hyrule, he transforms into a wolf and is captured. A mysterious figure named Midna helps him break free, and with the aid of her magic, they set off to free the land from the shadows.

Link must explore the vast land of Hyrule and uncover the mystery behind its plunge into darkness. As he does, he’ll have to enlist the aid of friendly folk, solve puzzles and battle his way through dangerous dungeons. In the Twilight Realm, he’ll have to use his wolf abilities and Midna’s magic to bring light to the land.

Besides his trusty sword and shield, Link will use his bow and arrows, fight while on horseback and use a wealth of other items, both new and old. Must have… even though I don’t really have time to play games anymore!

XM's New Toy

Looks as if XM has a new toy by Pioneer, the AirWave. As far as I can tell, it doesn't really do anything different than Delphi's MyFi. It simply has a new look.

I don't think I'll be getting this. What I really need is a new mp3 player... perhaps the new iPod nano. But even that will have to wait until after I'm done moving. I'm too broke right now! LOL!

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Sheryl Crow - If It Makes You Happy

I've been long, a long way from here
Put on a poncho, played for mosquitos,
And drank til I was thirsty again
We went searching through thrift store jungles
Found Geronimo's rifle, Marilyn's shampoo*
And Benny Goodman's corset and pen

Well, o.k. I made this up
I promised you I'd never give up

[Chorus:]
If it makes you happy
It can't be that bad
If it makes you happy
Then why the hell are you so sad

You get down, real low down
You listen to Coltrane, derail your own train
Well who hasn't been there before?
I come round, around the hard way
Bring you comics in bed, scrape the mold off the bread
And serve you french toast again

Well, o.k. I still get stoned
I'm not the kind of girl you'd take home

[Chorus]

We've been far, far away from here
Put on a poncho, played for mosquitos
And everywhere in between
Well, o.k. we get along
So what if right now everything's wrong?

[Chorus]

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Superman Returns Teaser Trailer!!!


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Superman Returns Pics

Here are some wonderful pics from the new Superman movie scheduled to open on June, 30 2006. It's gonna be called Superman Returns... they found a pretty HOT guy to take the role of Superman, Brandon Routh. Kevin Spacey also appears in the movie as Lex Luthor. I know I shouldn't do this, but I do have high expectations for this movie!



Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Kansas - Dust In The Wind

I close my eyes
Only for a moment, then the momen't gone
All my dreams
Pass before my eyes, a curiosity
Dust in the wind
All they are is dust in the wind

Same old song
Just a drop of water in an endless sea
All we do
Crumbles to the ground, though we refuse to see
Dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind, ohh

Now, don't hang on
Nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky
It slips away
And all your money won't another minute buy
Dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind

Dust in the wind
Everything is dust in the wind
Everything is dust in the wind
The wind

Monday, September 05, 2005

Didn't See That Coming

On very rare occasions, people’s actions surprise me. For the most part though, just about everything everyone does falls right inline with the character I perceive them to have.

I wouldn’t say that my father and I are particularly close by any means. Sporadically, we’ll go out to dinner or see a movie, but that’s about it. We don’t talk about anything except for politics (which I don’t really care to talk about anymore.) I’ve always felt a little left out in my family… Jennifer was always my dad’s favorite kid, and Kristy was my Mom’s. Now they’ll both swear that they don’t have favorites, but we all know better!

Nonetheless, that being said, I still feel that I know my father pretty well… hell, I’ve known him my entire life! He’s very smart, hard working, and open-minded… but he’s also often quite cheap, completely indecisive, and very reluctant to help others.

Anyway, over this last weekend, he went to Beaumont, TX (near Louisiana) to help out with the hurricane victims! I’m still shocked! I have no idea what possessed him to do such a thing… it’s just so out of character! He just went on his own accord… on his spare time over the weekend… even took a day off of work to help out.

Whatever the reason, I’m so very proud of him for doing it! Most of all, I’m proud to be his son!

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Forbidden Cookie

I’ve been eating these cookies for the last several weeks to help gain weight. First of all, they taste like pure protein. Don’t be fooled by the pretty picture that makes them appear to be chocolate cookies with white chocolate chips! These cookies are perhaps among the worst things I’ve ever tasted!

Unfortunately for some unknown reason, I’m so hooked on them now... I can’t get enough. What the hell is wrong with me!?

And btw, these cookies have not helped me gain any weight. In fact, I've actually lost about seven pounds over the last two weeks! Damnit!!!

One More Personality Test

Modern, Cool Nerd
60 % Nerd, 65% Geek, 21% Dork
For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.

A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.

A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.

You scored better than half in Nerd and Geek, earning you the title of: Modern, Cool Nerd.

Nerds didn't use to be cool, but in the 90's that all changed. It used
to be that, if you were a computer expert, you had to wear plaid or a
pocket protector or suspenders or something that announced to the world
that you couldn't quite fit in. Not anymore. Now, the intelligent and
geeky have eked out for themselves a modicum of respect at the very
least, and "geek is chic." The Modern, Cool Nerd is intelligent,
knowledgable and always the person to call in a crisis (needing
computer advice/an arcane bit of trivia knowledge). They are the ones
you want as your lifeline in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (or the one
up there, winning the million bucks)!

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 48% on nerdiness
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 94% on geekosity
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 26% on dork points
Link: The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test written by donathos on Ok Cupid

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Something New

After spending some time at the lake this morning canoeing with Mary and Jennifer, I decided that I may start looking into rowing. It appears to be pretty fun…and since I’m in shape and have the upper body strength for it, I’ve been thinking about joining some local rowing club.

Most of the rowing clubs, from what I can tell, typically provide the rowing shells and oars. If I like it, I may purchase a rowing shell… but I want to make sure I really like it first. They cost several thousand dollars (of which I don’t readily have just sitting around.)

Friday, September 02, 2005

Sitting Here Bored

So today, I once again had to go to another store in San Antonio to help them fix some issues that have plagued them for quite some time now. As I left, I noticed a baby bat on the wall of the store. That was really the climax of my day... at the moment, I'm at a dead stop on the interstate. I'm literally sitting 25 ft from a terrible 9 car accident. I've been sitting here watching cop cars, fire trucks, ambulances, and helicopters come and go for the last 45 minutes!

Thursday, September 01, 2005

What The Hell Is Fair?


This is an I-9 Form… it is what employers are forced to use to verify employment eligibility of employees (three derivatives of “employ” in one sentence.) It is also the source of great pain and anger today.

All U.S. employers are responsible for completion and retention of the I-9 form for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. This includes citizens and noncitizens. On the form, the employer must verify the employment eligibility and identity documents presented by the employee and record the document information on the Form I-9. Acceptable documents are listed on the back of the form, and detailed below under "Special Instructions."

One of my associates is a legal immigrant from Mexico. She had applied for permanent residency, and had it granted by the U.S. She has a receipt showing that the U.S. had approved her application for permanent residency. She will be receiving her official papers later this month (I think on the 26th.)

Everything looks great, right? WRONG! The paperwork she currently has is not approved by the Dept of Labor for use on the I-9 (according to the “Special Instructions” of acceptable documents). Only the official documents will suffice! My Human Resources department forced me to terminate her employment effective immediately until she can provide proper documentation.

What the fuck!!! She’s already been approved for residency! She’s simply just waiting for all the bureaucratic mess that is our great government to print the paper out and send it to her.

I’m SO pissed off at my company right now. She was one of my best employees (ever!) She did everything she could on her part to make sure everything was right for her residency, and she still got screwed!

All I can do is hold her position open for her and wait for her to receive her official documents. In the meantime, how the hell is she supposed to pay for her rent, food, school, gas (which is just fucking ridiculously high for no reason at all!) It makes me absolutely sick. I feel so helpless... so powerless. This is driving me crazy... there has to be something I can do for her!

Big Caulk Waiting For Me In My Office

I was suprised to find some caulk sitting on my desk in my office at work today. Apparently it has an aggressive initial grab, has excellent wet strength, and of course has easy clean up! A word of caution though... it's an eye irritant... avoid contact with eyes!