Thursday, December 31, 2015

Welcome to radio jail

When I worked in radio in the building that I work in now, I occupied a cubicle in the radio programming area.

After six years of that configuration, a decision was made to add some enclosed offices to the opposite wall where my cubicle was located. The manager types are going to feel even more important than they already do.

I shot a few photos of the workers assembling the offices. They are pre-fabricated and didn't require any knocking down walls, drywall work, hammering, sawing, etc. It took them about three days to put them together.

I find it amusing that they look like jail cells. They even have sliding doors like a jail but lack a toilet and sink in each office (cell).

If you build it, they will come. Whether they'll be let out on bail is a different matter.

Assembling pre-fabricated offices
in the Scripps radio area

This was a multi-dude operation

The prisoners will go in there

The guy on the ladder was complaining
that it was hot in there

Starting to come together.
Chita (who is in the blue and yellow hoodie
on the left) is standing where my old
cubicle used to be

Jail cells (offices) assembled
with additional desk space on the
left (Photo bomb courtesy of Kristen)

No toilet or sink inside the cell (office)
but there is a few file cabinets
and a wet/dry vac

Who's ready to get arrested?

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

No poo shampoo

Anthony's aunt JoAnn put her shampoo into the shower at my house while staying during the holidays. It caught my eye because I've never seen shampoo indicate it's lack of poo on the label.

My shampoo doesn't say that. But, it was cheap. It probably costs more to get poo free shampoo.

I'll have to save up for some of the fancy no-poo stuff.

JoAnn's No-Poo shampoo.
Use this and your hair will never look like shit.

Monday, December 28, 2015

The devil is in the Taco Bell drive thru

Anthony asked me to go to Taco Bell to get him a Crunchwrap after I hit the grocery store yesterday and in the drive thru I was behind a car with a rather ominous license plate.

666 is the sign of the devil
according to urban myth.
Apparently the devil drives a
Chrysler Sebring convertible
and eats at Taco Bell

Sunday, December 27, 2015

After Christmas sale shopping 2015

There have been very few times I've made it a point to go out the day after Christmas and hit after Christmas sales. I did this year and got some screaming deals.

Anthony, his aunt JoAnn, and I made our way to Kohl's at Broadway and Pantano. That store was a zoo and had racks and racks of items at clearance prices and plenty of customers shopping. Apparently I wasn't the only one who had the great idea of saving some money. Next, we headed to Park Place Mall to have dinner at Yard House, and we were going to do more shopping after dinner but my shopping companions were kind of pooped.

A note about Yard House: I tried the New York Steak Sandwich and the steak was too tough to be in a sandwich. I ended up eating a majority of it with a knife and fork. I should know better than to venture beyond a hamburger.

Anthony piles clothes on his arm while he
digs through the clearance racks at Kohl's

This twelve inch high Star Wars Storm Trooper eyes
Anthony and his armload of sweaters as a threat to
the dark side of the force

"Facial In A Box"
Sounds like a date I've had

Waiting in line at Kohl's to pay for my items

JoAnn pays for her stuff

We walked through Sears at Park Place and this
nice guy named Rob showed us a how this purple
Shark vacuum works

Anthony has been trying to talk me into purchasing
a new vacuum for months even though our current
one still sucks.

Walking through Park Place

Making my way through the mall I spotted a guy who
had fallen asleep on a bench with his skateboard between
his legs. He was probably exhausted from
hitting after Christmas sales.

Dinner at the Yard House at Park Place

My fat head, Anthony, JoAnn at Yard House

The Yard House menu is rather large

Interior of the Yard House

View looking out the window next to our booth

Chicken nachos appetizers
(I was a little late shooting the photo so half
of it had already been eaten)
My New York Strip steak and
onion rings.
As usual, I gave the pickles to Anthony.

JoAnn ordered a salad

Anthony got chicken strips
(my pickles now on his plate)

After dinner, we walked back through Park Place
and I spotted these giant balls.
I thought they were pretty... and giant.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas Day 2015

After a fun Christmas Eve of house guests, we were back at it for Christmas Day.

We were invited to Patty's (Anthony's mom) for Christmas brunch. The food was delicious and the company was fabulous, too.

After brunch, we made our way back home and Anthony's dad Paul paid us a visit. More gift unwrapping and fortunately, more eating of food. I was worried I wouldn't be able to eat all of the leftovers from Christmas Eve but everyone made a nice dent in what was still left. Anthony doesn't care much for leftovers so it's usually my responsibility to eat leftover food and I struggle to eat it fast enough before it spoils.

I'm posting this blog entry on Christmas night. It's quiet around our house now. Anthony's enjoying his new iPad, JoAnn has gone to her friend's house, and Lucky is wandering around the house somewhere with his new toy making it squeak.

It's supposed to be really cold the next few days in Tucson. It's a good thing Anthony got me warm new socks for Christmas. My feet are going to need the warm fluffiness.

Merry Christmas!

Patty puts taters in the oven

Anthony and JoAnn at Patty's house

The ladies attack the brunch buffet

Eggs, pancakes, ham, taters, and cookies were
a few of the items on the brunch menu

I piled my plate up nicely.
It was all super delicious.

JoAnn and Anthony

Serena and Michael


Patty opens her gifts

It's evening wear for a cold night.
That's a gift that keeps on giving.

Peek a boo

Anthony and I bought her a Home Depot gift card
because she enjoys plants in her yard

Attack of the sweater wearing santa

Patty and I hangin' in the kitchen

Anthony and Serena

My head is almost as large as this holiday tree

Ken and Anthony
with a photo bomb courtesy of Patty

Anthony's friend Bianca delivered a box of honeybuns
to our house during the night.

These will provide breakfast for ol' Ken until the new year

JoAnn bought Lucky a toy for Christmas

He was a little scared of it at first but once he found out
it had a squeaker inside he became very interested

He took it to the bathroom where he would make it squeak
and them whine in the same pitch as the squeaker.

I tried to get him to play fetch with the toy
but he went and got it when I tossed it down the hall
and then took it into the bathroom.
Fetch game over.

JoAnn, Anthony, and Anthony's dad Paul
who paid us a Christmas Day visit

He got a Darth Vader Pez dispenser

He also got a mug

It's been a wonderful Christmas!