Suzy Says
Radio Nowhere
Cut Off
April 24th, 2016 by suzy in Bullshit,Technology 3 Comments

So, yeah. Still no internet at Suzy Manor as of Saturday morning. The technician did not show up on my blog’s birthday/anniversary last week. I called them three times that day. The first time, they said that the technician would call me back in 15 minutes. He didn’t. The second time, they said they would […]

I just wouldn’t be Me if there wasn’t something wrong with my car. I was driving to work one morning, listening to Bobbie Gentry* and being blinded by oncoming traffic as usual when I noticed the bright orange engine light blink to life on the console. This did not console me. I still think that […]

The Office Party
December 19th, 2015 by suzy in Bullshit,Calamity Suzy,Work 3 Comments

It turns out hell is decorated quite nicely Or “How I Learned More Than I Ever Needed to Know About Lottery Tickets”. I should get a t-shirt that says “I survived the office holiday party”. Or maybe a medal… Planning a party for more than 100 people is enough of an undertaking without the Powers […]

September 24th, 2015 by suzy in Bullshit,Country Life 5 Comments

It seems strange that I had more to write about when spending more time at home in Hooterville than I do now I’m out in the world five or six days a week. It’s probably because I’m spending that time immured in work in my office, and who wants to read about that? Work has […]

I Should Have Known Better*
September 15th, 2015 by suzy in Bullshit 6 Comments

Meanwhile, back in Absurd World™… I foolishly checked the mail on Friday, even though I know no good ever comes of it**, and was greeted with a dental bill for more than $100. You may remember that I lost part of a filling recently, and had to visit the dentist to get a temporary fix […]

I was not too impressed with my birthday week this year. It kicked off with a pricy vet visit (is there any other kind?) and ended with a pricy tire change (is there any other kind?). I also worked on my birthday for the first time in decades, thus violating one of my few principles: […]

Well, we’re hovering on the brink of yet another time change. I have finally realized that the entire point of the exercise every single time – whether it’s forward or back – is to plunge us back into the hateful darkness in the morning. As soon as there is even a glimmer of early morning […]

Surreal World
January 8th, 2015 by suzy in Bullshit 2 Comments

Nothing like ending a week off with a shot of clinic followed by a work chaser. My annual check up was on Monday morning, and when I reported to the clinic with my extremely expensive health insurance card in hand, the receptionist ran the card, and told me there was a problem with my coverage. […]

On Hold
November 11th, 2014 by suzy in Bullshit,Work 4 Comments

It’s heavenly now There’s not much news on the job front, and what there is, is not particularly encouraging. The legal wranglings continue at the jobette, with seemingly countless meetings and no decisions. I’ve said it before, and I hope I don’t say it again, but when there are lawyers in your life, things are […]

October 14th, 2014 by suzy in Bullshit,Work 2 Comments

It’s kind of hard to tell you guys what’s going on when I have no idea what’s going on, but here goes: The Cold: Definitely better, but my allergies seem to be picking up the cold’s slack, and I really regret not taking Sudafed before going to work. It’s going to be a long day. […]

October 11th, 2014 by suzy in Bullshit,Family 5 Comments

By the time I got home from the jobette on Tuesday, it was pretty obvious that I had a cold. Because, you know, why not? Maybe my immune system was weakened by stress, along with my ever tenuous mental health. Megan had left some Sudafed* on the table for me, and I thought I had […]

October 4th, 2014 by suzy in Bullshit,Work 9 Comments

There was a little earthquake this morning as I left for the jobette. Nothing major, just a little reminder that you never know what’s going to happen. The perfect capper for the week I had. I have basically lost my job. You know, the one that pays the bills, keeps my hippie hovel over my […]

August 20th, 2014 by suzy in Bullshit,Country Life 3 Comments

Did you ever see that movie Final Destination? The flick that spawned a million sequels? In the first (and only one I’ve seen), a bunch of kids are boarding a plane for a school trip when one of them has a premonition that the plane is going to crash. He and some friends leave the […]

Birthday Eve
June 8th, 2014 by suzy in Bullshit,Car 2 Comments

I was once again rewarded with a midnight power outage for staying up late on my birthday. Again, it was a Wednesday night, but fortunately, this one only lasted a few hours, rather than the fourteen hours the other one did. Exchanging texts with Megan in the dark and silent depths of the night, I […]

Wednesday’s Woes
May 31st, 2014 by suzy in Bullshit,Car 5 Comments

You know those people who can’t wear watches because their magnetic fields or something mess them up? I think I’m that way with cars. The five year old car that I bought a mere five months ago is already having problems and costing me a fortune. It all started when I drove home one day […]

May 1st, 2014 by suzy in Bullshit 3 Comments

Go pour yourself a glass of something and sit down. This will take a while. Ready? So…last month, my buddies at Covered California called me on April 8 to tell me that the deadline to make my initial payment was April 10. I never did get the letter with the PIN I was supposed to […]

No Fun*
April 18th, 2014 by suzy in Bullshit,Cats,Country Life,Family 1 Comment

I stayed up late on Wednesday night and was rewarded by a midnight power outage. I was mystified by this, since it wasn’t rainy or windy, and annoyed by this, since I love the accoutrements and comforts of civilization. Fortunately, I still had a flashlight by my bed, and headed downstairs to call my buddies […]

Bureaucratic Hell(s)
April 4th, 2014 by suzy in Bullshit 1 Comment

I was supposed to have jury duty in the Big Town on the day of Deputy Del Fiorentino’s service. Little did I imagine when I got the summons the month before that it would be one of the saddest days in the County’s history. Needless to say, all trials were cancelled for that day, but […]

Or, sweepings from the corners of my life… The big moment! In just a couple of hours, my boss from the jobette (third from the left, or the rebel with the long hair, as my co-worker phrased it) will be meeting President Obama. Can you believe it? Instead of being at his desk in our […]

Miss Adventure
February 7th, 2014 by suzy in Bullshit,Dogs,Family 4 Comments

The former hostage, relaxing at home Being a dog parent, on the other hand… Megan and Rob took Star with them to the city. She does get a bit bored on the drive home – don’t forget, it’s about four hours each way – and expresses this by yawning loudly and shifting around in the […]