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OK, so F### this catching up bull####. Here's an update on Homer J's life and times.

I'm getting an apartment right behind my bar. like literally 27 feet from the back door, which is great but it's tiny and $1500 a month. Oof.

I currently live in a beautiful house with a pool and a spectacular kitchen and bathrooms every seven feet and I don't pay a dime in rent or utilities...but since my sister's girlfriend is kind of a seeyounexttuesday, I have to make myself scarce for the whole friggin summer. So rather than waiting til June, I'm gonna grab what I can at the moment. It's way too expensive, but my rationale is that it will undoubtedly save me from a DUI which in New York is extraordinarily painful. Like, 10 grand in cost plus riding a bike to work for six months at least. And considering that if i did get pulled over, my blood alcohol level would probably get me put in Riker's to get butthurt for 90 days...I'm thinking the expensive apartment is the way to go.

Anyway, I'm only gonna sign a lease until December 31st. I'll leave NY the week before Christmas and get plenty of family and friend time back in Youngstown. Xmas, New Year's, et cetera...

But what I'm coming to the GMTAN for is waht to do From January 7th until May. i have friends from here that have done winter in Hawaii and the Carribean and South Beach, so I have connections there. But #### it, I can literally go anywhere in the world. What would you suggest?

Hawaii? Brazil? Southeast Asia? Europe? South Pacific? The Bahamas?

There's gotta be some world travellers up in this mofo besides Krista, so I want some input.

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Sorry I can't help, Homie. If it's any consolation, I'm drunk in the cafe of a low-roller casino I 've been looting for hours. I rule.

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I think I just overplayed my hand in salary negotiations with one of the firms that made me an offer, but their incentive targets were unrealistic.

My experience in salary negotiations is that if they really like you, you aren't going to alienate them via your compensation demands unless you're a complete nut about it. Also, the way it typically works is that if you don't ask for it, you don't get it, and now's the time to define the relationship.

Take care of #1 first. All they can do is say "no".

Good luck.

They could knee him in the nuts and call him a homo in front of everyone.
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3 week update?

WTF have you been?

OMG I love you more than ice cream.

Exactly.

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Sorry I can't help, Homie. If it's any consolation, I'm drunk in the cafe of a low-roller casino I 've been looting for hours. I rule.

Ask the dirty whores and sloppy drunks where I should move. Get a consensus and then get back to me.

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Spent the rest of the night getting my Christmas tree and all the decorations out of the living room

Whoa, whoa, whoa.. what?
:goodposting: I'm the laziest person you know, and this seems excessive.

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Sorry to hear all of that, McArtist. Good luck, K4

Thanks, and thanks SLB.Very awkward right now in that I haven't decided what to do. Love that fisherman story that was posted, BTW. :) But anyway, makes the announcement a bit awkward. Usually you'd see so-and-so is leaving because of great opportunity X. If someone is fired you get "leaving to pursue other opportunities". Mine we have to word more like the latter since I haven't decided, but without making it seem like I was fired. Of course, with my team I intend to tell the truth, which won't be a surprise, but for broader consumption it would be better if I were throwing some great job on there instead of being forthright and doing a "#### you" to the company. Our SVP of Communications has his hands full drafting this.
File this under "things you should not care about".

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Sorry to hear all of that, McArtist. Good luck, K4

Thanks, and thanks SLB.Very awkward right now in that I haven't decided what to do. Love that fisherman story that was posted, BTW. :) But anyway, makes the announcement a bit awkward. Usually you'd see so-and-so is leaving because of great opportunity X. If someone is fired you get "leaving to pursue other opportunities". Mine we have to word more like the latter since I haven't decided, but without making it seem like I was fired. Of course, with my team I intend to tell the truth, which won't be a surprise, but for broader consumption it would be better if I were throwing some great job on there instead of being forthright and doing a "#### you" to the company. Our SVP of Communications has his hands full drafting this.
We are sad to announce today that Krista4 has decided to leave the company to follow her passion of posting in one specific thread in the off-topic forum of a fantasy football website. We wish her the best of luck in catching Furley in post count in the coming years. Krista4 will be dearly missed. YIC,Incompetent Management
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Macartist, sorry to hear about all that. I think. To be honest I need that entire post translated.Hack and Rude - f'ing EPIC cornhole tonight. :thumbup:

I'd have paid good money to hang out and pick up that bar tab. :thumbup:

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Seriously..Hack, Rude, and Shuke?

Gigantic piles of awesomeness there. Probably with some sloppy man-kisses involved.

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My 2 year old daughter walked in on me peeing. She's in the middle of potty training and when she got in she walked over to the bowl and started cheering me on. "Good job daddy! You did it!! YAAAAAYYY!!!" Then she tried to give me her lollipop as a reward (which i refused because it had already been in her mouth and then on the floor).Anyway, I never realized before what a good pee'er I was.

:lmao:Now you need a boy so you can experience spontaneous lightsaber duels.

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Have I said recently how much I love my life right now?

And knowing now that I'm locked in through the summer multiplies this by a thousand. I was actually kinda worried about getting canned recently. There are two owners of my bar...one of them loves me, but he's way more the hands-off guy. The kitchen guys love me, the customers love me, the servers love me, people that walk past the front door love me, but the one owner that really runs the place...I've been getting the vibe that he kind of hates me.

And being the habitual line-stepper that I am, I gave him every reason in the world to fire me on Saturday night. I closed up to the public and basically had a party in the bar amongst the regulars and neighborhood bartenders, and I knew he would find out every detail about it. Anyway, the anti-Homer owner was there yesterday and I was fully expecting a reprimand at the very least. Again, just testing the boundaries.

Instead, I was given the Friday night shift starting next month. And possibly Thursdays as well, if the Thursday guy can't cut it...which I don't think he can. Even if I don't get Thursdays, the guy just gave me like 3 grand a month.

We also discussed doing a promotion on my Monday nights to get other bar/restaurant people into the joint. A lot of places do the whole "service industry" stuff but there really aren't any places out here that do it. If we push this like I want to, I'll make more on mondays than most people make in a week.

Please read the first line of this post again.

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There are lots of things wrong right now. But most of them disappear when my kid asks me to pile up with her and watch Doc McStuffins as she goes to sleep.

Horrible show, IMO.
We're on a big UmiZoomi kick.
Octonauts here
Good luck CHarlie(daughters)Tinker Bell:Secret of the WIngs(4 yo son :unsure:)

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Just need to vent.My brother, who I came out to at age 22 and was seemingly fine has turned into a #####.1. Despite my being the "best man" at his wedding (in a dress) and ignoring the groomsmen behind me pleas to "Speak up", I remained silent. (His life, his decision. They just didn't like her and she was faithful). I never told him since these were his best buds at the time and I didn't want to get them in trouble. This was 10 years ago.2. Fast-forward to March 2012. My SIL's sister was living with her boyfriend before marriage. (I don't care, but pertinent to story). My wife and I were asked by SIL to shoot the wedding in Austin (we are in Dallas). We said, "Sure!" Did it for free, family and all. During reception, told brother that wife had asked me to marry her. No congrats. Not close. Was told by younger brother that marriage is between only man, woman, and God. I wanted to strangle him metaphorically by bringing up marriage in the Old Testament and in other religions where women are property. Unfortunately, the bride/groom dance started.A few months later, my wife and I got married in Mass. On the beach. Tiny wedding. Two on her side and two on mine. We threw a big reception afterwards with 1.5 month notice in advance. My brother couldn't make it because be had to play in his church band. Guitar. He could have found a replacement within 6 weeks. There was NO acknowledgement of our marriage whatsoever.3. I found our they were in prior to Xmas. AskedHim to come over to pick up cards. He shows up with a dip-cup yet rats me out as being a smoker to my parents (which I didn't do in front of him.)4. We get a letter In the mail about his mission trip to China, he is hitting is up for donations for his mission trip to China. A trip made under false pretenses. And he has the nerve to address the envelope as [first name] and [first name] when he knows damn well that her name And mine are hypenated the same. We made a donation to HRC in his name. Hope he "Injoys".

Hey MacArtist. I don't really know you, so I wanted to give a late congrats on the wedding. Sorry to read about the lack of family support. Unfortunately this is what happens (still) in g/l/t marriages. It's small comfort, but putting your family in a larger historical context might help. The puritanical thread in America has always been a dead limb dragging down social change, but at least things are moving toward celebration. Interracial couples had their Loving case period. It wasn't always easy (according to my FIL, a GM-toned German who married a dark complected Puerto Rican in the late 60s), but it paved the way for pale hipsters like me to marry vague latina girls without the kind of crap you're dealing with. I know it's small comfort in the face of sibling betrayal, but there it is. Chin up. It sucks that your brother betrayed you, but you're in the moral right here - he's pretty clearly relying on spoon-fed church "morals" to cast judgment on you while you're boldly choosing self-acceptance and happiness. Hopefully one day he'll come to see that. If he was ok with your sexuality back when you were 22 (I'm guessing 15 or so years ago?) and ok with you being the best man at his wedding, then in his heart he loves you and your choices. He's just confused by an anti-gay church. Hopefully one day he'll come to see that. You can't force him; that will only turn you into the bad guy he wants you to be - a proverbial racketball wall to bounce his frustrations and anger against. Just step away and let him work it out himself. It's hard, because you feel so betrayed, but it's the best thing to do. Are your parents still alive? Do they support your marriage? Just curious.

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Have I said recently how much I love my life right now?

And knowing now that I'm locked in through the summer multiplies this by a thousand. I was actually kinda worried about getting canned recently. There are two owners of my bar...one of them loves me, but he's way more the hands-off guy. The kitchen guys love me, the customers love me, the servers love me, people that walk past the front door love me, but the one owner that really runs the place...I've been getting the vibe that he kind of hates me.

And being the habitual line-stepper that I am, I gave him every reason in the world to fire me on Saturday night. I closed up to the public and basically had a party in the bar amongst the regulars and neighborhood bartenders, and I knew he would find out every detail about it. Anyway, the anti-Homer owner was there yesterday and I was fully expecting a reprimand at the very least. Again, just testing the boundaries.

Instead, I was given the Friday night shift starting next month. And possibly Thursdays as well, if the Thursday guy can't cut it...which I don't think he can. Even if I don't get Thursdays, the guy just gave me like 3 grand a month.

We also discussed doing a promotion on my Monday nights to get other bar/restaurant people into the joint. A lot of places do the whole "service industry" stuff but there really aren't any places out here that do it. If we push this like I want to, I'll make more on mondays than most people make in a week.

Please read the first line of this post again.

Yea, ok, that's great and all, but what have you done for us lately? Sure, your livelihood is secure for awhile, but all that means nothing if you don't start hooking up with questionable women and reporting the details to the jimtan.

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There's gotta be some world travellers up in this mofo besides Krista, so I want some input.

I visited Toronto once. I don't know what you've been told, but Eskimo poosy is mighty cold.

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Oh yeaH

BTW I get paid ridiculous amoun=ts of money to have that lay on my bar.

Too fat.

/Otis

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There's gotta be some world travellers up in this mofo besides Krista, so I want some input.

I visited Toronto once. I don't know what you've been told, but Eskimo poosy is mighty cold.
Why are Canucks the only ones awake when I'm drunk-posting at sunrise?

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Have I said recently how much I love my life right now?

And knowing now that I'm locked in through the summer multiplies this by a thousand. I was actually kinda worried about getting canned recently. There are two owners of my bar...one of them loves me, but he's way more the hands-off guy. The kitchen guys love me, the customers love me, the servers love me, people that walk past the front door love me, but the one owner that really runs the place...I've been getting the vibe that he kind of hates me.

And being the habitual line-stepper that I am, I gave him every reason in the world to fire me on Saturday night. I closed up to the public and basically had a party in the bar amongst the regulars and neighborhood bartenders, and I knew he would find out every detail about it. Anyway, the anti-Homer owner was there yesterday and I was fully expecting a reprimand at the very least. Again, just testing the boundaries.

Instead, I was given the Friday night shift starting next month. And possibly Thursdays as well, if the Thursday guy can't cut it...which I don't think he can. Even if I don't get Thursdays, the guy just gave me like 3 grand a month.

We also discussed doing a promotion on my Monday nights to get other bar/restaurant people into the joint. A lot of places do the whole "service industry" stuff but there really aren't any places out here that do it. If we push this like I want to, I'll make more on mondays than most people make in a week.

Please read the first line of this post again.

Yea, ok, that's great and all, but what have you done for us lately? Sure, your livelihood is secure for awhile, but all that means nothing if you don't start hooking up with questionable women and reporting the details to the jimtan.
Coshole.

Deal with it.

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I'm a Christian but I don't understand the whole gay marriage thing. The bible has a lot of stuff in it, and most Christians do a terrible job following most of it. But for some reason many of them/us get fired up about gay marriage and know chapter and verse...but can't even name a single book that talks about love and conpassion and acceptance and having a heart open to helping and healing others. It's bizarre.

I have a (completely unsubstantiated) theory that there's a passing mention about homos in the Bible because they didn't have that many people, and they needed as many breeders as possible. But it's more of a public policy thing, e.g. stay away from the shellfish.
I came up with similar theory one night at 3am in my dorm hall after several quality bong hits. Still believe it too.

ETA: that's why there's all that anti-onanism talk too.

hello, exactly

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There's gotta be some world travellers up in this mofo besides Krista, so I want some input.

I visited Toronto once. I don't know what you've been told, but Eskimo poosy is mighty cold.
Why are Canucks the only ones awake when I'm drunk-posting at sunrise?
:lmao:I'm waking up with coffee, you're winding down with alcohol. We're star-crossed lovers, Homie. You and me.

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There are lots of things wrong right now. But most of them disappear when my kid asks me to pile up with her and watch Doc McStuffins as she goes to sleep.

Horrible show, IMO.
We're on a big UmiZoomi kick.
Octonauts here
Kid's starting to warm up to Special Agent Oso.
Octonauts is one of the few I actually like myself (Phineas and Ferb being another one), but Oso is tolerable.
Just worked through Avatar myself. Very good for a kid's cartoon. Highly recommend for the netflix capable.

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Oh, I'm up. Just punished a blackjack table for 60 units. I do need to faceplant, though. I have to be on an airport shuttle in 7 hours, and I feel a little sparkly.

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Oh, I'm up. Just punished a blackjack table for 60 units. I do need to faceplant, though. I have to be on an airport shuttle in 7 hours, and I feel a little sparkly.

:wub:

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There's gotta be some world travellers up in this mofo besides Krista, so I want some input.

I visited Toronto once. I don't know what you've been told, but Eskimo poosy is mighty cold.
Why are Canucks the only ones awake when I'm drunk-posting at sunrise?
:lmao:I'm waking up with coffee, you're winding down with alcohol. We're star-crossed lovers, Homie. You and me.
I'm just getting warmed up, Sunny Jim.

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I'm gonna keep going until someone that's NOT Canadian starts hanging out here.

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Sorry to hear Mac. Your family will end up regretting the time they lose with you, so try to just enjoy life and hope they come around.

:goodposting:

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OK, so F### this catching up bull####. Here's an update on Homer J's life and times.I'm getting an apartment right behind my bar. like literally 27 feet from the back door, which is great but it's tiny and $1500 a month. Oof. I currently live in a beautiful house with a pool and a spectacular kitchen and bathrooms every seven feet and I don't pay a dime in rent or utilities...but since my sister's girlfriend is kind of a seeyounexttuesday, I have to make myself scarce for the whole friggin summer. So rather than waiting til June, I'm gonna grab what I can at the moment. It's way too expensive, but my rationale is that it will undoubtedly save me from a DUI which in New York is extraordinarily painful. Like, 10 grand in cost plus riding a bike to work for six months at least. And considering that if i did get pulled over, my blood alcohol level would probably get me put in Riker's to get butthurt for 90 days...I'm thinking the expensive apartment is the way to go.Anyway, I'm only gonna sign a lease until December 31st. I'll leave NY the week before Christmas and get plenty of family and friend time back in Youngstown. Xmas, New Year's, et cetera...But what I'm coming to the GMTAN for is waht to do From January 7th until May. i have friends from here that have done winter in Hawaii and the Carribean and South Beach, so I have connections there. But #### it, I can literally go anywhere in the world. What would you suggest?Hawaii? Brazil? Southeast Asia? Europe? South Pacific? The Bahamas?There's gotta be some world travellers up in this mofo besides Krista, so I want some input.

You seem to be the finished basement expert so why not try your hand there?

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OK, so F### this catching up bull####. Here's an update on Homer J's life and times.I'm getting an apartment right behind my bar. like literally 27 feet from the back door, which is great but it's tiny and $1500 a month. Oof. I currently live in a beautiful house with a pool and a spectacular kitchen and bathrooms every seven feet and I don't pay a dime in rent or utilities...but since my sister's girlfriend is kind of a seeyounexttuesday, I have to make myself scarce for the whole friggin summer. So rather than waiting til June, I'm gonna grab what I can at the moment. It's way too expensive, but my rationale is that it will undoubtedly save me from a DUI which in New York is extraordinarily painful. Like, 10 grand in cost plus riding a bike to work for six months at least. And considering that if i did get pulled over, my blood alcohol level would probably get me put in Riker's to get butthurt for 90 days...I'm thinking the expensive apartment is the way to go.Anyway, I'm only gonna sign a lease until December 31st. I'll leave NY the week before Christmas and get plenty of family and friend time back in Youngstown. Xmas, New Year's, et cetera...But what I'm coming to the GMTAN for is waht to do From January 7th until May. i have friends from here that have done winter in Hawaii and the Carribean and South Beach, so I have connections there. But #### it, I can literally go anywhere in the world. What would you suggest?Hawaii? Brazil? Southeast Asia? Europe? South Pacific? The Bahamas?There's gotta be some world travellers up in this mofo besides Krista, so I want some input.

You seem to be the finished basement expert so why not try your hand there?
:lmao: :lmao: Go #### yourself in the face.

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BTW, still getting after it at 8:12 in the AM.

this Naked Tuesday is gonna be epic! Probably gonna spill over into WeDnesday. :banned:

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BTW, still getting after it at 8:12 in the AM.this Naked Tuesday is gonna be epic! Probably gonna spill over into WeDnesday. :banned:

Apologies ahead of time for re-posting this on facebook. I hate being repetitive (that word took 4 minutes to type) but the world needs to share in my degenerative behavior.

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OK, so F### this catching up bull####. Here's an update on Homer J's life and times.

I'm getting an apartment right behind my bar. like literally 27 feet from the back door, which is great but it's tiny and $1500 a month. Oof.

I currently live in a beautiful house with a pool and a spectacular kitchen and bathrooms every seven feet and I don't pay a dime in rent or utilities...but since my sister's girlfriend is kind of a seeyounexttuesday, I have to make myself scarce for the whole friggin summer. So rather than waiting til June, I'm gonna grab what I can at the moment. It's way too expensive, but my rationale is that it will undoubtedly save me from a DUI which in New York is extraordinarily painful. Like, 10 grand in cost plus riding a bike to work for six months at least. And considering that if i did get pulled over, my blood alcohol level would probably get me put in Riker's to get butthurt for 90 days...I'm thinking the expensive apartment is the way to go.

Anyway, I'm only gonna sign a lease until December 31st. I'll leave NY the week before Christmas and get plenty of family and friend time back in Youngstown. Xmas, New Year's, et cetera...

But what I'm coming to the GMTAN for is waht to do From January 7th until May. i have friends from here that have done winter in Hawaii and the Carribean and South Beach, so I have connections there. But #### it, I can literally go anywhere in the world. What would you suggest?

Hawaii? Brazil? Southeast Asia? Europe? South Pacific? The Bahamas?

There's gotta be some world travellers up in this mofo besides Krista, so I want some input.

You seem to be the finished basement expert so why not try your hand there?
:lmao: :lmao:

Go #### yourself in the face.

Is this the "Mean Owner"?

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OK, so F### this catching up bull####. Here's an update on Homer J's life and times.

I'm getting an apartment right behind my bar. like literally 27 feet from the back door, which is great but it's tiny and $1500 a month. Oof.

I currently live in a beautiful house with a pool and a spectacular kitchen and bathrooms every seven feet and I don't pay a dime in rent or utilities...but since my sister's girlfriend is kind of a seeyounexttuesday, I have to make myself scarce for the whole friggin summer. So rather than waiting til June, I'm gonna grab what I can at the moment. It's way too expensive, but my rationale is that it will undoubtedly save me from a DUI which in New York is extraordinarily painful. Like, 10 grand in cost plus riding a bike to work for six months at least. And considering that if i did get pulled over, my blood alcohol level would probably get me put in Riker's to get butthurt for 90 days...I'm thinking the expensive apartment is the way to go.

Anyway, I'm only gonna sign a lease until December 31st. I'll leave NY the week before Christmas and get plenty of family and friend time back in Youngstown. Xmas, New Year's, et cetera...

But what I'm coming to the GMTAN for is waht to do From January 7th until May. i have friends from here that have done winter in Hawaii and the Carribean and South Beach, so I have connections there. But #### it, I can literally go anywhere in the world. What would you suggest?

Hawaii? Brazil? Southeast Asia? Europe? South Pacific? The Bahamas?

There's gotta be some world travellers up in this mofo besides Krista, so I want some input.

You seem to be the finished basement expert so why not try your hand there?
:lmao: :lmao:

Go #### yourself in the face.

Is this the "Mean Owner"?
Ummmm, my pants got tight looking at the lower right corner in that pic.

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Your pants get tight when the wind changes direction.

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You guys playin' cards?

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