Oct 30, 2009

No Laughing Matter

Happy Halloween everybody. I love Halloween. It’s the day before my birthday so as a kid it was like having a two day birthday party. That’s me in my costume this year. I am the swine flu. I debated whether to wear this costume.  As the lead HR person you don't want to appear to be making light of a serious situation.  But then I figured, "What the hell...."  Which is one of the principles I strive to live by.

Ironically, while dressed in this costume I got word that we need to postpone my birthday party because my sister’s whole family is infected with some wicked virus. When she called her kid’s pediatrician, he said he was too swamped to see anybody and informed her that H1N1 testing is only being conducted on people who are hospitalized. He advised her to stay home and to stay away from people.

On a much brighter note…. I was giddy at the news this morning that Sarah Palin is engaged in public mud slinging with the white trash father of her grandson. Nothing she does is understated.  A few weeks ago I saw a “Palin 2012” bumper sticker. It sent a shiver down my spine. I wondered if anybody takes her seriously anymore. Good old reliable Sarah never disappoints. She makes a fool of herself every time she opens her mouth. She doesn’t realize that the more vehemently she disparages this kid the worse her parenting skills look. It was only a year ago this kid was being trotted out as the dutiful future husband of her pregnant teenage daughter. God help us if this lunatic ever actually gets in the White House. If she can’t gracefully handle criticism from an eighteen year old kid how does she imagine she can handle leading this country.


  1. I love the costume....I bet your co-workers did too. Sniff about your birthday.....have a happy one family or not. am I recalling correctly that you will be 27?

  2. Happy Birthday. Hope you have a wonderful day despite the disruption to your activities.

  3. I think it's a great costume!
    Have a happy birthday,young Ms. Thinker! :)

  4. LOVE the costume: hilarious!
    Saw the same bumper sticker: terrifying! Happy b-day!

  5. Hi,
    Came by to say hello and wish you a good Halloween weekend.

  6. I can't decide which is more troubling, the fact that Levy is still getting media coverage or that Sarah Palin is.

    But on the bright side -- hey, Happy Birthday!! :)

  7. I think your costume was hilarious!--love it! :)

    And Happy Birthday!! May you have a wonderful day, and a wonderful year ahead! :)

    P.S. Sarah Palin is a total and complete idiot. I'm just sayin'.

  8. Rosemary - if only it were my 27th there'd be a laundry list of things I would do again... only right this time. Alas, it doesn't work that way does it?

    Rae - Thanks - worked out to be an OK day anyway. Can't go wrong with big bowls of candy everywhere you turn.

    Sling - What you can't see is my co-worker standing next to me. Very nice Japanese lady who dressed up as Super Girl... complete with blond wig... it's very disturbing.

    Kate - Thanks for the B'Day wishes. I wish the sticker were a gag but I'm afraid it's not. She probably has high appeal for the NRA crowd.

    Herrad - Thanks for stopping by. Nice to see you again.

    G - It's all good. Kind of like watching Tanya Harding or Britney Spears. Sad and entertaining at the same time.

    MHP - See, we're on the same vibe. That woman is a piece of work. You should have seen the piggy tail pinned to the back of my bathrobe... it completed the costume I tell ya.