However, may I state right here for all you US cits out there - foreigners may go get a snack for this lecture - just because you are a US citizen does not mean you have the God given right to tour the closest US Embassy. I gotta tell you that I cannot recommend that you storm up to the local guards and start demanding to be let in because "You're a US Citizen damnitt! And you have your rights!!"
You just might get me for a POC....(and I think we all know what that means) Newsflash! You actually don't have any rights in Sudan...write that down...
But THIS is not why I suck - this is why my job sucks. (Two totally different things)
Reasons I suck:
(1) I totally promised to help out Hallie so that I could get (God)credit for being a better person by relying on YOU GUYS being the better people...and then I immediately forgot to post it! (because I'm obviously not a good person --DOOY! KEEP UP! Would you?!)
So anyway, Hallie is doing a fund raiser - And before I go on with this, PROMISE ME NOW!! Nobody tell Josh there is $600 worth of camping equipment up for grabs or he will enter the raffle 722 times and claim he won. Seriously, the man thinks he wins shit on eBay - no matter how many times I point out that he is just the idiot that was willing to pay the most for it...(methinks the guy who sold it won...)
ANYWAY, it's for a great cause - so if you CAN - and you have the TIME - and you are not a hollowed out shell of a human being, bitter, broken and dead inside, fit only to walk the streets at night when nobody else is around, you should go to http://www.firstgiving.com/
Wait....on second thought - never mind... I'm sure someone more deserving who may or may not need to head over there and go win that shit -- and then promptly sell it on eBay to pay for their last shopping spree in Dubai -- will likely be a shoe-in for the prizes. It's probably not worth your time to join the raffle; You should just go donate to the cause and call it a day. I'm just saying, I'm here for you.....
Damnitt! I DO suck.
(2) Remember how my blinds were all freaking me out because they were moving? Well, I figured out what it was - and it is reason number 2 why I suck and why you should NEVER trust me with anything you cherish.
Okay, so I'm babysitting Papaya, right? He's the stray kitty of a guy here at the Embassy who went on leave, but Papaya is pretty much feral and runs away in terror whenever I would come near him. So basically, my duties are to (a) put out food; (b) give him water; (c) tell housekeeper we have a kitty for next three weeks, so clean that litter box biatch; and (d) try to pet said kitty.
I totally forgot I had a kitty!
It was the KITTY behind the blinds (they are vertical to the floor) chasing after them because the AC was moving them - then kitty starts them flapping. So of course I assume that Satan is in my house (WHICH I TOTALLY CONTEND IS A NATURAL ASSUMPTION) and grab my 'puter and lock myself into my bedroom.
It totally could have happened to anyone.
However, I now think that kitty might be a bit traumatized because he is acting all friendly now and making it known that he is in the house. Nobody panic and please stop googling the number for PETA - kitty did have food, water, and kitty box! Plus, I "found" him this morning before I went to work when he attacked me as I walked down the stairs (kitty's a little bit of an ass). And, we have a housekeeper whom I PAY to remember that I have a kitty... So...it's all good....right??
I gotta tell you, now that he is not running away in terror, kitty is kinda cute now - but he is SERIOUSLY a bad kitty!! He's into everything -- and I don't even HAVE anything! Honestly, he might be a little bit crazy and/or Satan's Little Helper:
This is not camera lighting - his eyes are glowing right now - okay, so he's napping in the chair now, but he WAS shredding it with his claws just a minute ago and I was kinda too scared (and guilty feeling) to stop him....there is that....
If you don't hear from me again, you'll know its because Kitty totally ate my computer connection. Seriously... I wouldn't put it past him.
Sheesh! Kitties hold such grudges! It's frankly unattractive.