Awake my Soul…and FREAK OUT!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2RKb3VNAOo

Today I would like to start with a song.  This post is of a very great band that I rather enjoy listening to once in a while.  They are fantastic.  This song has some pretty profound lyrics.  I cannot take any credit for this topic except for giving you my 2 cents.  Thanks Jacabo!  😉

I think we can all relate.  It makes me think how confused we all can get with our priorities.  So many times we think we need more money, more time, more of everything when really we should be grateful for what we have.  Today I spent some time with Herb.  He was in quite the mood!  I don’t know what exactly was ruffling his feathers but, he was quite the difficult one.  I could satisfy him not in any of the work I was doing for him.  We first had a meeting.  We discussed a few projects at hand.  Then we had a few erruns consisting of going to the bank, eating lunch, getting gas in his car, then making a deposit at another bank…it was good except to say when we got out to the parking lot after lunch he turned and fell.  This was my first experience with a family member or close friend falling seriously not anything stupid like I was walking and tripped on my foot sort of deal.  I dropped my purse and ran to the one side of him and helped leverage him up.  He wasn’t hurt except for his pride.  He stood up quickly and like his mom I yelled to go slow and calm him down.  He calmed himself down and stood there stunned.  It was hard.  He got back into the car slowly and just was so embarrassed.   He told me that when he falls–he immediately goes limp so that way nothing gets broken.  Smart plan if you ask me.

Today was humbling.  I am really glad that I don’t make a ton of money or feel it necessary.  I know I need to make enough to cover all of my bases and I do…but, I really am so blessed to be doing all the stuff I am doing!  I get to leave work and hang out with a cool old guy…

Driving Miss Daisy...if you will....just for comparison sake geez!

…coach a group of young girls and be there for them when they are in their prime time of self-esteem problems and still trying to figure out who they are (not going to lie I am still trying to figure out who I am and I am 10 years older than they are!), as well as help with one of the coolest organizations ever SPECIAL OLYMPICS OF COURSE!  Just think, If I had any other job I couldn’t do half the items I am doing.  With work, my job is so diverse.  I am currently revamping our website.  That is a task in a half but, the group (CLP Marketing) I am working with is phenomenal.

 

I don’t wish for anything more at this point.  Life is truly good.  OH so now on to the funny part of this post….

So my eye wont stop twitching…it’s getting pretty bad and frequent.  SO, I am finding myself grabbing the bottom lid in the midst of these conversations and trying to still talk and then the other person gets so distracted that they MUST inquire…I just blamed it on my “Cat Allergy”…cough cough.

I probably looked like this girl...

 

Next, I was informed last night if I was ever to get pulled over by a cop I was told to just “freak out” as my brother put it.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUZUmP4N6Vk HAHA!  He had expired plates by accident on the car.  He merely forgot to put the sticker date on it so OPPS.  Well on his way home last night, yup you guessed it…he got pulled over!  He said all he did was literally do everything by the books and freaked on the cops and actually freaked the cop-out!  It was very dramatic and comical as you can imagine.  My brother has very buggy eyes

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so they were almost to the extent of deer in the headlights look?  Oh so funny….well long story after the cop told him to hold on and “…roll the dang window up it’s freezing out!” …he came out of it just with a warning.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArCveCHexqg Then the cop finished up by saying you did everything by the textbook but, that was definitely freaking me out pulling you over!  Love it.

 

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Love the Effervescent,

CatMan

“Are you suckin’ or spoonin’ it?” (true story)

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Yesterday, Mr. Y and I went on a 2:30pm run to Walmart.  How tragic that it just so happened to be during Happy Hour: 1/2 price drinks/shakes!  Well after we had met our “work obligations” we chanced it and bought 2 Caramel Apple Shakes.  OH SO GOOD!  Well as we were driving to park so we could get a head start before going directly back to work Mr. Y asks “Are you suckin’ or spoonin’ it?”.  I lost it.  LITERALLY lost it.  He looked at me because he was so confused.  I told him to rethink what he had just said.  Now, I can attest that he was innocently referring to whether I was using my straw or using my spoon to demolish the drink in a timely fashion.

You see this happens to Mr. Y all of the time.  He is one of the most hilarious people I have met to date, whether he means to be or not.  I would give you his age, but what’s in a number?  Nothing.  It’s in how young you feel and all in who you hang with….obviously that is why he hangs with me!  🙂  We get into all sorts of problems all the time!  It is pretty fun though.

There was one time when I was first shadowing Mr. Y that we had a sales call down in Lexington Ky.  It was right after Thanksgiving and it was just getting rainy and cold.  It was not so nice weather.  Well, when Mr. Y came to pick me up the car smelled clean!  “Did you clean your car just for me??”    “Uh no….Drain-O spilled and bleached out my floorboard and it was horrible to clean up!”     “Oh….hey why do you have a band-aid on your face?”   “I sneezed and rubbed my eye too hard.  I gave myself a black eye!  It looked so bad I had to put a band-aid on it.  I am thinking about blaming the grandkids…what do you think?”   “Well, I wouldn’t tell him you sneezed and gave it to yourself!  You have to make something up…”  (I am all about being honest but, when you are first meeting someone for a sales call you don’t share “associate code” items such as this!)  “Mrs. Y got me a new suit yesterday.  She insisted!”   “That was awful nice!  Well you look dapper despite the obvious!”

We were almost there and we needed gas, so we stopped at a gas station close and filled up.  It was at this point I turned around and noticed Mr. Y’s new suite coat was in the remnants of the Drain-O and it was ruined!!  There were tiger stripes all over it from where the bleach had just eaten thru it.  “OH NO!  What am I going to do!  I can’t go in there without a coat!  Oh man…”   “Well you can’t wear that!  You will ruin your shirt and skin!”   “Do I have to make a story up for that one too?”   “No you know what?  Just let your eye speak for itself and I am sure that he won’t say anything to you about your coat after your eye….”   MIND YOU, this happened all before this BIG sales meeting we had…sigh.  Never a dull moment, I told you.

We get into this sales meeting finally (Mr. Y has no suit coat on and it is freezing), and of course the gentleman asked about the black eye first.  Whew!  We were safe.  Nothing about the suit coat….We were getting ready to head out and that’s when it all went down…”Where’s your coat?  It’s cold don’t you know!”   “Well…..funny story about that one too…..maybe for another day….”  We scurried out of there like field mice running from an owl!  It was embarrassing!  Humorous and a good call none the less.

We always have such fun when we are out and about on sales calls.  We definitely are going to have a blast this next week when we go to Florida!!  🙂

WHOO! I think this picture literally sums it all up! Go Guy in Business Suit Running!

Disclaimer:  The Y in “Mr. Y” may or may not be his letter of his last name.  Variables x, y, z dictate or indicate a “mysterious feel about the person without really divulging his/her real name”.   See I didn’t break and privacy laws….

Keep the Peter out of the Payroll

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I just got out of a meeting with the honorary Herb Brautzsch.  This is my only disclaimer: Herb and I use raw tell it like it is language and I apologize if it offends you.  ON THAT NOTE:  Oh my that man never ceases to amaze me of the topics to which we talk about…today it was about all the women he had never been with.  I should say nothing really surprises me anymore at the craziness of topics.  ………Really?  Really Herbert? Don’t call me Herbert!  My mom used to call me that when I was in trouble!  FINE……..  This was a moment I definitely called him Herbert.  We were laughing until we cried at this ridiculousness!  We go from talking about cheap screws (which I asked him if he was referring to a whore–i told you it was rough language) and he said “she might have been a cheap screw but she was sure a nice girl” as he just wells up again with tears.

He was talking to me about a hair dresser that he never slept with then she got married, another gal Francie Weathers (yes he even remembered her name) to whom back when he was about 17 or 18 he bumped lips and made her bleed and he said he couldn’t get into her pants after that!?  Then, he said for whatever reason or another he just never did.  Like never sleeping with any of the ladies that worked for him.  That’s where his policy of “Keep the Peter out of the Payroll” comes in…Didn’t know why or what?  Just didn’t do it.  I can relate oddly enough.

He told me that he was the best thing that has ever happened to me.  I couldn’t disagree but only laugh and ask why….He told me that he had prepared me for things of the future and one day I would thank him.  Little did he realize that his “Thank you card” was in the mail  🙂

He also told me there was something provocative (not to be confused with being provocative…girls that wear turtle necks are not to be considered provocative these days…) about me.  Like he could really discuss anything with me and I not be offended and just fire right back.  OK….don’t know what that means but, can’t argue.  Personally, I think he thrives on this sort of interaction.  Keeps him moving and his soul on fire.  Keeps his spirits up and keeps him coming back for more!

Got to love words of wisdom from a 95-year-old man.

Good Ole Herb