Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Big Schmuck Island

Call the Howell’s!

I am finally being rescued.

Yes, I’ve built an escape raft and stuffed it solid with job classified newspaper.

Now my bra is a little bit emptier but who cares…

I’m quitting my job!

And I have this dream of giving my notice by way of a big fat grenade up my boss’s ass but…

Dammit all to hell…

I will take the high road and just sabotage the company’s website from an anonymous computer…

…located on a high road of course…

Sheesh, have a little faith people.

I am not one for change.


Give me my same routine every day of the week, don’t rock the boat and I’ll live happy.

In fact, it’s been years since me and my old buddy Spontaneity have hung out.

I hate her and she hates me.

It’s no secret.

And hate is ok as long as it is mutual btw.

But, that old definition of insanity has really been haunting me lately.

You know…

Doing the same thing day in and day out and expecting different results…

I can only ignore common sense but for so long…usually.

But it was like a constant ringing in my ears competing with all of the other mental traffic.

It was getting pretty confusing up in there yo.

So I sucked it up and called old Sponti. And surprisingly, after all these years, she took my call right away.

She, of course, encouraged me to just go for it.

She dangled the higher potential salary but greater risk right in front of me and just like old times, I grabbed it.

She always knew I was a sucker.

So tune in for the Celebrity Death Match of Me vs. Change.

I’m sure there will be plenty of blood, sweat and tears which should all make for great entertainment… or a room in the Looney Bin, whichever comes first.

Now, if you all will excuse me, I have to go clean out the crap in my pants.

So how do you guys feel about change?


Liz Mays on June 9, 2010 at 4:20 PM said...

I'm all for change without risk. Change with risk is not my drink of choice!

Beth Zimmerman on June 9, 2010 at 4:36 PM said...

Oh My Goodness! I HATE change! Last time I changed jobs, I hated the job I was in and knew the new one was bound to be better. I still dreaded it to the point of hysterical tears on a regular basis! But I am SO glad I took that leap and changed jobs because I have been SO MUCH happier!

ReformingGeek on June 9, 2010 at 4:46 PM said...

Ka-ching. Yes, I'll take your spare change.

Oh, wait.

You meant ch-ch-CHANGE.

Scary but invigorating!

Can't wait to hear more.

LucyCooper on June 9, 2010 at 4:52 PM said...

Well, I resist and resist and resist change, UNTIL I've made up my mind that I ree-heally want that new job/haircut/ice cream and then I have to have it, immediately. Once I'm over the hump, I'm totally committed.


Fearless_Fabulous_Gayle on June 9, 2010 at 5:00 PM said...

Sometimes I hate change, but other times I get so stuck in a rut or routine that I say bring it on, LOL!! Good Luck to you and your big change:)

Macey on June 9, 2010 at 5:15 PM said...

I don't even like the skeers me.
However, I like watching others fight with reinforces my idea that change is evil.
In fact, writing the word 3 times in this comment actually skeers me.

Maggie on June 9, 2010 at 5:34 PM said...

Ahh me and sponti have been hanging out. I've quit a couple job just on the spur of the moment and it was the best decision ever. Move on to different things. Not necessarily bigger or better. Just...different.

Good luck!!

Ducky on June 9, 2010 at 6:45 PM said...

Whaddya know?! I've had crap in my pants too! And I'm more than happy to share my Loony room. It's perfect and we don't have to small talk if we dont wanna :o)

One Photo on June 9, 2010 at 7:07 PM said...

I actually love change, I am one of those people who was forever seeking the next challenge, job, home, country, activity, place to visit, or thing to do. I would get itchy feet every few years and go hunting out the new job opportunity that would have be packing my bags, house and home and all. Now I have my daughter I am more grounded, but if some opportunity arose that meant we could take our daughter and not be worried about a move or new adventure I would still seriously think about it.

So the best of luck in your new venture, good for you for listening to spontaneity and making that leap of faith!

Linda Medrano on June 9, 2010 at 7:28 PM said...

Good for you! This is great! I love new jobs and new places to live. Plus all your old tired clothes are fun and new at a new job! (Nobody has seen them before.) And you can be mysterious and totally different from how you were at your last job! This rocks!

Lothiriel on June 9, 2010 at 7:45 PM said...

I like change. I welcome it; makes life more interesting.

Bossy Betty on June 9, 2010 at 7:54 PM said...

Hate it. No change. Change=Bad. Good for you for plunging ahead!

Shell on June 9, 2010 at 10:06 PM said...

Good luck!

I get nervous about change, but I usually embrace it.

Unknown on June 9, 2010 at 10:07 PM said...

Spare change? Pocket change? Rattling change in the pocket that sounds like Tic Tacs or Good & Plenty? Not really.

Sounds more like someone losing their marbles, which was probably me. I had one of those "I suck days" today, perimenopausal, afloat in a turbulent changeable sea without a map or compass. Sorry for the rant. I'm paddling back to shore. My mind was too cheap to buy a motor boat.

Change is good, as long as you have enough cents and can see how the coins stack on the table. Remember, the dealer usually wins.

Seriously, my mother changed jobs after working at an office for twenty-five or thirty-years. Who can count? She wondered why she didn't do it sooner. You don't want to get stuck in the "what if" rut.

Anonymous said...

Wow. WTG Miz Sponti! Oh and you too Mrs. Blogsalot!

Congrats and I hope it works out terrific, because I got dibs on the Looney Bin, m'dear! *grin*

Anonymous said...

Sometimes change is good. I mean if things never changed we'd never grow.

Ziva on June 10, 2010 at 1:11 AM said...

Congrats on taking the leap and good luck! My mother has a philosophy: she says 5 years in any workplace is enough and after 5 years you should move on. And for the past 25 years she's changed jobs or went back to studying every 5 years. She's now highly educated and has moved up the ladder considerably in the work and pay department. So I think I'll take her philosophy to heart and try to keep life interesting. Knowing me and my lazy ass, though, I'll probably work in the same place for 40 years and then retire.

People Who Know Me Would Say: on June 10, 2010 at 4:22 AM said...

First of all, congratulations! New chapter, new adventures, new things to learn, new mindset....

Uh, do I feel about change? You go first. :)

Ma What's 4 dinner on June 10, 2010 at 4:27 AM said...

Congratulations, so ballsy! I love it. I like change, I do, but I like change on a grand scale, a new house, a new town, a new kid. Smaller change, not quite as good at, a new pick up time at school throws me into a tizzy.

Just stopping in from SITS.

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner

Moooooog35 on June 10, 2010 at 5:09 AM said...

I LOVE change.

Especially quarters. Those are the best.

I may have read this wrong.

Maureen@IslandRoar on June 10, 2010 at 5:30 AM said...

No rooms in the looney bin for you my dear! You are far too sane, as you have just proved. This is big. And Exciting. I really admire you for your bravery. Life's too short.
I quiver during change. And become moody and despondant. But take that leap almost every time...

Andrea on June 10, 2010 at 5:39 AM said...

Go for it girl! If you end up in the looney bin, request a room close to mine. I could use some good company!

Simply Suthern on June 10, 2010 at 6:23 AM said...

I change my oil. I'll change the channel. I'll change a $5 for four $1's. I will even change my underwear if the occasion calls for it, but change jobs? They'll have to fire me to get me out. Thank goodness I like it.

Kudos to you tho. Good Luck.

Lanita on June 10, 2010 at 7:52 AM said...

Love it!! Congrats on the life change...I bow to your courage!

Unknown on June 10, 2010 at 8:04 AM said...

Good for you - sounds like the right move, you have big balls to step up and make it happen!

I am learning to embrace the change, is a stretch sometimes, as humans we like routine and constancy.. then however that can become complaceny, so congrats to you for shaking it up!

Vintage Christine on June 10, 2010 at 8:38 AM said...

One day about 3 years ago, I was sitting in my office holding the phone to my ear as my boss three states away was screaming at me. Out of the blue, I decided to interrupt the tirade and did so by saying this, "You know, you've got better things to do than yell at me. And you know what? I do too. I quit." I hung up the phone, drove home & got my husband, he came back to the office with me and we packed up my stuff and that was that. GOD DAMN IT BUT THAT WAS JUST ABOUT THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I adore change because I get bored very easily. That probably why I usually quit my job every 3 years or so. I like to keep it fresh and funky. Oh, wait...that' an oxymoron. Well, you know what I mean.

Anonymous said...

i like change--sue me, i get bored. 10 years with the husband and i haven't jumped ship for something else. husband, if you read this comment, you're welcome.

congrats on the new! :)

Mammatalk on June 10, 2010 at 11:39 AM said...

Change and me are like oil and vinegar.

Joann Mannix on June 10, 2010 at 11:46 AM said...

I was just thinking about this today because change is roaring around me. As much as I hate it and have big crybaby temper tantrums, when it comes to the change I feel reenergized and I know it's trite, but I really do look at the world in a whole new way.

So much good luck on your new change.

rachaelgking on June 10, 2010 at 12:39 PM said...

"And hate is ok as long as it is mutual btw."

It's so true. Not only is it ok... it's kind of fun.

The Urban Cowboy on June 10, 2010 at 1:33 PM said...

Life without change would be boring.

Lisa@GrandmasBriefs on June 10, 2010 at 2:11 PM said...

Wow! I'm proud of you and wish you the very best with this change! Tell us more, when you are done cleaning those panties.

I'm not good with change ... but have gotten a tad better since losing my job and having to change my entire life to make a living without having to return to an office job.

Good luck with yours. Can't wait to hear more!

Jayne Martin on June 10, 2010 at 2:34 PM said...

Sometimes change is good. More often it sucks. And like that stupid fucking box of chocolates, "You never know what you're going to get."

When it comes to change I go kicking and screaming every time.

Congratulations on stepping out of your comfort zone. May you come up smelling like a rose and not the fertilizer it was grown in. ;)

Tracie on June 10, 2010 at 6:40 PM said...

I'm allergic to change.

Good luck!

Deb on June 10, 2010 at 8:06 PM said...

Change is good - keeps the brain going, the mold off of you and gives you a challenge. If it doesn't work, you change again. Nothing in this life is forever, so take control, YOU make the change instead of life doing it for you.


Ed on June 10, 2010 at 9:40 PM said...

Did someone say change?

I need change for a twenty.

Preferrably in ones, cause I plan to visit you at your new place of "employment".

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! That's exciting! Oops, I guess you know how I feel about change, especially when it's for the better.

Anonymous said...

Joy often comes after sorrow, like morning after night.............................................................

Katherine on June 11, 2010 at 1:08 PM said...

Change... scary and wonderful... fun and frightening... good and bad! GOOD LUCK!!!


Trooper Thorn on June 11, 2010 at 3:01 PM said...

Change is for babies!

Alexandra on June 11, 2010 at 3:31 PM said...

Change...change is good.

Keeps you from becoming a crotchety old bitter bag.

I say!

Anonymous said...

Woo! Congratulations in order? Or apologies? Haha.

I like your thinking about Hate, ma'am. XD I'll have to keep that in mind.

Ah, I miss you and your bloggy blog. Sorry I haven't been by as of late. *Hugs*

Claudya Martinez on June 13, 2010 at 9:51 AM said...

I am so proud of you. I am not the best with change, but I'll tell you this when someone who is not into change finally decides to make a change then you KNOW it's time. It's time!

Alex@LateEnough on June 13, 2010 at 7:10 PM said...

Congrats! Although change sucks. Even good change. (until it's not change anymore -- it just IS.)

Sheila on June 13, 2010 at 7:21 PM said...

I don't do change well at all. Throw one grade school spring play at me and it throws me off for months.

tattytiara on June 13, 2010 at 9:55 PM said...

Change is like money. I love it and I crave it constantly, and somehow seem to think that sitting around whining for it will make it magically appear some day.

Well done, my dear - onward and upward!

Anonymous said...

I'm all for change - I love reinvention ;0)

Laffylady on June 14, 2010 at 10:19 AM said...

I think you know how I feel about change...its written all over my persona....Wow a little tidbit I didnt know about you....WooooHooo.!!!You Go IS change...without it we would be dead ..or dying a slow death....dont fear...enjoy it every step of the way..Im reading a new book called Switch...its a new way of approaching change for those who feel it is tough..I havent gotten into it I cant really tell ya what its about...looks interesting though...You'll do great my friend...I miss ya..!

sdas on June 14, 2010 at 11:24 PM said...

you look nice in that color!............................................................

JennyMac on June 15, 2010 at 5:10 AM said...

Good luck with all that lies ahead. I am fine with change. We have someone in our family who is not and it has been a good example for the rest of us to be more flexible. LOL.

life in the mom lane on June 15, 2010 at 7:09 AM said...

Change is always hard, but it usually is worth the anxiety... GOOD LUCK!

Unknown on June 16, 2010 at 7:11 AM said...

Change is good . . . change is good . . . say it with me now . . .

That was my mantra during all of our moves, when it seemed like a better idea would be to strangle my husband and his job change and dispose of the body and live my life as a widow who was at least able to live in the same house and keep her doctor and bank.

I'm a better person for it, though, and so will you be!

Cyndy Bush on June 17, 2010 at 12:48 AM said...

I hate change! I have resisted it my whole life.
Good luck with yours!
I love your theory that hate is ok as long as it's mutual. That works so well for me and my ex! muah ha ha.

drollgirl on June 17, 2010 at 3:31 PM said...

well good for you! and i hope the change does you good!!!!

i hate this goddamn job in so many ways, but i can't quit without another. and i cannot find another that pays even CLOSE to what i make here. grumble grumble. time for more lotto tickets!

Jen on June 17, 2010 at 4:49 PM said...

Change is my middle name and I hate it. I would love for things to just stay the fucking same for a little while. As it is I just begin to get the hang of something be it a job, husband or house and then "bam" someone comes along and pulls that old rug out.

Your kind of change sounds much better.

Love the ass grenade!

義珊 on June 18, 2010 at 7:12 PM said...

I guess I will need a lot..................................................

Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip on June 18, 2010 at 8:16 PM said...

Good luck with the new job! I'm scared of change. But sometimes it can be fun. I hope yours is!!!!

Carma Sez on June 30, 2010 at 12:20 PM said...

my husband made a quote that my son and I often repeat: "I hate change. Always." Said when stomping through house in angry mood due to some type of change which I don't remember...

Best of luck. I have stayed in the same job with zero opportunity for over 3 years now - so I'm familiar with hanging on to the familiar. I'll have to live vicariously through your change.

And did you say the new job comes with more $$ -- that IS good change :D

The Absence of Alternatives on July 28, 2010 at 9:20 AM said...

OMG. My dear. Congratulations! (Now that I've read you've got yourself a new job!) and I am so proud of you!!!! I am a wanker wusshat. YOU are Supergirl. Wonder Woman. Wear your cape!

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