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Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Going Away

I've decided that it's time to get away from work for a few days.

My department is run by arrogant and ignorant morons who couldn't plan their way, in advance, out of a drive-in theatre, who can't seem to find the people they need on their speed-dial and, instead, believe it's cool to unload at high decibel levels to subordinates they think they can intimidate: namely me. Uh, wrong. Instead, I utter a one-word reply and hang up. Fuck. Them. I'm on the Two Day Rule: two consecutive days of stupid shit and I'm gone. [Unimportant Minutiae: For those offended that I've written shit and fuck: fuck you. Perhaps you're sensing that I'm just a hair wound-up at this precise and specific moment in time?]

My wife and I are packing up and taking a four-day vacation to the ocean. Instead of going north, this time we're going south to Santa Cruz.

I'm leaving work behind. I've blocked work numbers on the cell. I'm not doing any more O.T. And, as I wrote to my two brothers: "My cell is on if you want to hear what I sound like drunk on those days."

Aren't there, truly, times when you feel like repeating the classic John Cleese line in "Silverado" as, after having his hat shot off, Sheriff Langston says: "Today, my jurisdiction ends here."

For now, my jurisdiction and BSTL ends here.

Mind you, I'll be blogging. I'm taking a laptop, likely the MacBook Pro. Probably posting photographs. Because, frankly, blogging frequently relaxes me and allows me to decompress.

Trust me: I'll not be thinking about work. Because if I come back and there's a smoking hole in the ground where my work site used to be, I'll be whistling "Always Look On The Bright Side of Life."




Blogger Well Seasoned Fool said...

Sanity break - enjoy!

Fri Jul 16, 08:05:00 PM PDT  
Blogger cj said...

Enjoy a brew for me, BZ.


Fri Jul 16, 10:37:00 PM PDT  
Blogger dmurray said...

Have fun! I'll be elsewhere with the same body of water in view. I might even be in the same or an adjacent area code! Woo hoo!

And for those of you who just tuned in I repeat: Have fun!

Fri Jul 16, 10:56:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bushwack said...

Well damn BZ I do believe that's the first time I've seen REAL ANGER and Choice words from you regarding something other than Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Democrats or Liberals....Good for you.

Enjoy your time and take plenty of Pics. I've not been to Santa Cruz for at least 35 years.

When ya fire up that Macbook, remember the guy that pointed you in that direction...Unless it doesnt work right and in that case it was the salesman...

Sat Jul 17, 02:33:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Tom's Place said...

I know exactly how you are feeling, BZ. I'm coming off a week of vacation, and I'm not looking forward to going back to work.

Good for you and the missus to take some time for yourselves. And if you don't post while you're off, that's OK too. Just rest, relax, and get a sunburn while chilling out.

Sat Jul 17, 06:46:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Old NFO said...

BTDT BZ... Take a few days to 'calm' the inner beast :-) Enjoy the time at Santa Cruz and enjoy the babes on the vollyball courts! :-) I'm heading the 'other' direction for three weeks of work.

Sat Jul 17, 07:40:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

dm: north or south of Sandy Cruise?

Bush: good point, you of the Mac world. And thanks for the intro.

NFO: I burn like mad so I won't be in much sun, but I'll surely be taking lots of photos -- I hope. And perhaps enjoying the in-room Jacuzzi. . .


Sat Jul 17, 08:24:00 AM PDT  
Blogger dmurray said...

Hearst Castle. I'll be the one that smells like sunscreen and has a pocket full of sunflower seeds.

Sat Jul 17, 10:45:00 AM PDT  
Blogger M. Rigmaiden said...

Comment moderation? Trolls huh?

Sat Jul 17, 08:51:00 PM PDT  
Blogger M. Rigmaiden said...

Have fun on your trip! Screw the people who criticize you for cursing. I used to be like that until sufficiently riled up. Now I don't give a flying fuck!

As to racism, the NBPP doesn't represent what most Black people believe just like the KKK doesn't represent what most white people believe.

All the media attention on these fringe goddamn lunatics takes away from real problems in our society and further balkanizes us as Americans.

These organizations are considered terrorist orgs btw!

And yes they spew some racist bullshit!

Sat Jul 17, 08:51:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

dm: so I just follow the seeds strewn on the ground and I can find you!

Mahndisa: you're correct; these assholes minimize the word to the point where it means mostly nothing to anyone anymore; when Chicken Little screeches sufficiently then no one listens.

And trolls? Yeah, four in particular. Plus now? Stupid fucking CHINESE spam.


Sun Jul 18, 03:26:00 PM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

And Russian spammers... Don't forget those bastards..

Enjoy the downtime... You'll be a happier camper once you calm down a bit, your attacks will be a lot more focused...

Sun Jul 18, 03:32:00 PM PDT  
Blogger David Wyatt said...

Enjoy your time BZ, I think I've already told you, but just in case, you're one of my favorite bloggers. God bless.

Sun Jul 18, 07:21:00 PM PDT  
Blogger peedee said...

I hope your enjoying yourself!!! Well deserved break it sounds like.

=) Smile, it does the soul good.

Sun Jul 18, 07:52:00 PM PDT  
Blogger dmurray said...

They'll be interrupted where you get on the bus from the visitor center up to Casa Grande, but resume around the swimming pool, I think.

And I'm using that new Banana Boat spray on 85. It doesn't stink at all.

Sun Jul 18, 09:26:00 PM PDT  

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