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Chasing The American Dream

February 22, 2005


Wanna get away???Posted by Hello
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Remember the TV ad? Lady at work sitting at her desk. She gets an email saying, "Sick of your job? Exciting New Offer!" She clicks it and launches the, "Congratulations, you've just launched the pink slip virus. Your office is now infected. Congratulations, Congratulations...?" Little pink virus screens then pop up on every office computer. Then comes the Southwest Airlines tagline, "Wanna get away?"

How about the one where there's a lady using her friend's bathroom. She stares at the medicine cabinet, thinks it over, and then opens it. She sees some mystery ointment, picks it up, laughs, and then attempts to put it back when all the shelves collapse in a heap making this huge ruckus. "Wanna get away?"

I had a training class yesterday. A good friend of mine flew down from the Northeast to train us on our expense and billing system. She needed a laptop for her overhead presentation. Why she didn't bring her own is beyond me? Naturally I volunteered my laptop. I was helping her get set up. Me being technologically challenged, I was having trouble getting her internet access. It took me a good 30 minutes and help from four people to finally get it. Yay. I was so happy to get it all hooked up.

I sat down and was taking some notes. I was looking down at my legal pad when I heard a commotion. Laughter. I looked up at the overhead screen just in time to see a vague image of an instant message which my friend quickly minimized to the bottom of the screen. I don't even know what it said, but there on the bottom of the overhead screen was the little blue IM sign flashing indicating I got a message from 'so-and-so' whose name could have been easily confused with a porn star. My friend compounds my problem by looking at me and saying, "You may wanna text your girlfriend and tell her to stop sending you IMs." Of course, by now, the whole class was laughing hysterically.

"Wanna get away?"


  • d'oh!

    By Blogger Amanda, at 9:37 AM, February 22, 2005  

  • Nice guys finish last. Always. Next time tell them to piss off and keep your laptop. The Old You needs to seep out every now and again.

    By Blogger Bubbles, Ink., at 9:40 AM, February 22, 2005  

  • S'what you get for talking to pornstars online. ;)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:49 AM, February 22, 2005  

  • Yikes.

    If it makes you feel any better, I wouldn't have volunteered my laptop. So you're much braver than I am. Brave is good.

    By Blogger A, at 9:59 AM, February 22, 2005  

  • Just think of it this way.... You added a little bit of humor to an otherwise potentially dull lecture!
    I bet everyone was happy for the distraction, and at least she assumed it was your girlfriend!
    You were sweet to offer your laptop. Have a good week.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:09 AM, February 22, 2005  

  • Next time, go to the other extreme. Make sure you download some nasty-ass, raunchy porn pics. or movies, and make sure they "find" them when they fiddle with your laptop. Then, just sit there and shrug. It's all good nowadays. Nobody shuns these things--unless, of course you live in a "red state" (and you do--but that's what makes it more fun).

    By Blogger Bubbles, Ink., at 1:27 PM, February 22, 2005  

  • Yikes. I HATE when my boss is over at my desk and the IMs on the bottom keep flashing over and over and you can't click to them shut them up. Atleast mine isn't in front of a crowd. Sorry dude.

    By Blogger Elle, at 1:32 PM, February 22, 2005  

  • Okay, you were right. It was worth the wait.

    ~Kabe (the not-so-patient)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:46 PM, February 22, 2005  

  • I felt like I got caught talking in church! (Or something as equally guilt-inducing since I don't frequent THAT particular establishment, often. LOL) The thing is, if it were just Yahoo! with words, it wouldn't have been as bad as it was: MSN with PICTURES OF US. Once again, all apologies!

    With a laugh, and a shake of my head, I'm outta here.

    your techno-ho

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:57 PM, February 22, 2005  

  • Out of sheer curiosity, I wanted to determine what my porn name would be.


    I'm Jaime Jiggles (aka Jurischick Swallows), nice to meet you. You? Well, you're Todd Reems (aka Plantation Throb), of course. Holy God, this is sick!

    By Blogger JuRiScHiCk, at 2:33 PM, February 22, 2005  

  • Dirk Diggler still remains the King o' Porn Names.

    By Blogger Bubbles, Ink., at 2:40 PM, February 22, 2005  

  • What's your affinity to it, Robotnik? Just curious. :)

    BTW, warning on that site I listed above. Images load on the page, so don't do it at WORK! *ahem!* LOL

    By Blogger JuRiScHiCk, at 2:43 PM, February 22, 2005  

  • Yea...a little too late with the warning Juris...ha! I got pinched.

    My affinity to Dirk Diggler? It's pure genius. As is the film (Boogie Nights).

    I'm also fond of: Chest Rockwell and Brock Landers (also in the film).

    G E N I U S
    (and I don't throw that word around lightly, ye know. Seriously, though, I love PT Anderson).

    By Blogger Bubbles, Ink., at 2:58 PM, February 22, 2005  

  • ouch. sorry, man!

    i guess loving PT Anderson's work is better than saying you just love porn! (maybe?) safe call.

    take care.

    By Blogger JuRiScHiCk, at 3:06 PM, February 22, 2005  

  • Sorry for what? PT Anderson is one of our more dynamic film-makers.

    Porn? Sure, yea. Why not. Nothing wrong with that. I'm open to anything and everything. I think I'm probably the most liberal Daddy living in a Red State. Nothing worse, for me, than someone with a closed mind and conservative ideas--philosophical, social, and otherwise.

    So yea...bring on the porn. Whoo-hooo!

    By Blogger Bubbles, Ink., at 3:30 PM, February 22, 2005  

  • Ooooh...[in a singsong voice, while running around the playground] PT has a girlfriend! PT has a girlfriend!

    By Blogger Esther Kustanowitz, at 4:35 PM, February 22, 2005  

  • But you survived it, eh? Don't worry, nice guys may finish last, but they finish best.
    More fun porn names (this is an oldie): Your real middle name becomes your first name and your last name is the street you grew up on. Mine's Beth Gerard since my middle name is Beth and I grew up on Gerard Avenue. One of my girls would be Michelle Riviera. Not bad.

    By Blogger Jewels, at 6:09 PM, February 22, 2005  

  • According to mypornname.com I am

    Arcadia Gutentight

    Does that make me German?

    By Blogger Amanda, at 7:45 PM, February 22, 2005  


    Gee, I mention the word 'porn' and all hell breaks loose. Personally, if I'm gonna be a porn star, I'm with George Constanza. Call me Buck Naked.

    LX, Porn and the workplace aren't exactly the best combo. I'll do it, but you gotta guarantee me a job over at Oyster. Problem is, I don't think u can afford me.

    Esther, you crack me up, girl. Girlfriend? Are you volunteering? *Someone* is having a little fun with us.

    By Blogger Plantation, at 7:49 PM, February 22, 2005  

  • PT, we already have an acct. firm working with us. Matter of fact, they're based in Delray. Porn and work go well together. They do. They do. Try it. You hate your job anyway.

    By Blogger Bubbles, Ink., at 8:52 PM, February 22, 2005  

  • Another good combination: Porn and chicken.

    By Blogger Bubbles, Ink., at 8:53 PM, February 22, 2005  

  • my porn name would be : JOY RYDER
    Ha! I kinda like it, lol.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:30 PM, February 23, 2005  

  • heehee!

    (I tried to leave you a comment here this morning, twice, but the comment box wouldn't load?? rusty old lawnmower...)

    That is so mortifying, for something like that to happen in a MEETING! With people you work with! Yikes!! You are so nice to share your laptop though. I'm like: Hands Off! Wouldn't make it too far in kindergarten. :)

    By Blogger girl from florida, at 9:57 PM, February 23, 2005  

  • HI STEW!!!

    By Anonymous Swampee, at 10:39 PM, February 23, 2005  

  • Oops. How about getting a phone call in the middle of a meeting from a guy whose personal ringtone is the theme from the Dukes of Hazzard?

    By Blogger Catherine, at 11:20 PM, February 23, 2005  

  • Catherine, that would R O C K !!
    Also along the same lines: The Rockford Files Theme.

    Yea babey!

    By Blogger Bubbles, Ink., at 10:40 AM, February 24, 2005  

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