Saturday, May 31, 2008
I live in a semi-upscale area. Meaning: The area was really hot for a couple of decades, fell into bad times, double-income couples that work on the Hill moved in and renovated = Hot Properties. In either case, the property two doors from me was aquired from a foreclosure. They took a few months to renovate and then flipped it. They moved out today and left their cat. Morris look-alike. 7 years old. Neutered and Declawed. This cat has been indoor his entire life. These people left him on the door step with a little bowl of cat food and bowl of water. Hello!! Declawed indoor cat abandoned on a door step! He can't climb a tree. He can't scratch!! My roommate called me midday to tell me about him. Apparently, he was howling outside the door of his home. A couple of other neighbors came out as well to take care of him.
My roommate and I went into Search over-load. We have to find a home for this cat!! I would love to take him; but I have a cat that is going to die soon. A 13 year old dying cat and a 7 year old "only-child" cat would not mix.
I have full confidence that we'll find a home for him. What really gets me is that these people ABANDONED him. How do you do that? A cat that is Declawed is totally vunerable when let outside. (They amputated his fingers. I'm not a big fan of declawing.) How do you in good conscious abandon a family pet?? At the very least, take the pet to a shelter. Don't leave him alone in an environment that he is totally unfamiliar with. With no means of defending himself.
Dante has a special level of hell for these people.
Kimberly's cat is bad-ass and has all her fingers & toes.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
#1. If that call is all important; make it before you walk into the establishment.
#2. The other patrons really don't care to hear your one-sided conversation.
#3. You are not the only person in the room. I'm most certainly not going to just stand there at your direction ignoring other people until you finish your call.
Ya know; I remember the days when people were aware of what was going on around them. It constantly amazes me how self-absorbed people can be. I had to call down one of my vendors for yakking on his Nextel in the middle of my bar during lunch. He looked at me like I was crazy when I asked him to take it outside. Nextel is the most fucking annoying thing ever invented.
I don't get the logic behind it. Is it a walkie-talkie posing as a phone? Or a phone posing as a walkie-talkie? Have we gotten so lazy that we need to have the option to hold something away from our ear at the risk of annoying everyone within hearing distance? As soon as I hear someone say, "10-4, Good Buddy!", I might go postal.
In the big picture; I don't think that cell phones have a place in a restaurant, bar, what have you. Put that Bitch on vibrate. And then take it outside if you need to answer the call. I'm sure it affects me more than most; because I hear it more than most. Everyone that works behind a bar is in the same predicament. Seriously. I don't want to hear you break up with your girlfriend, divorce your husband, fire your decorator, or even make a million dollar deal one-sided. It would be way more entertaining to me if the person on the other end was there in person. Then I could offer up Shots & Advice. Which I happen to be really good at.
Kimberly has decided to turn her cell phone off tomorrow for 6 hours. Just to see what happens.
Thanks for the vent....
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Is it true...
Catch-22, I know....I'd really like to know where I stand with the Gods.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Isabella Wirth is an incredible photographer. I've featured several of her pics in the last few years. If you are a fan of Black/White photography, please; check out her site!
Soapbox = Kimberly
Whew...anyway. It's finally summer here in DC and I really need some pool time!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
I'm in agreement with Miranda:
Monday, May 19, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Out of Touch
Get in touch
I'm a busy girl...
Anyway, I had to say all that because I have a friend that does not understand why I don't answer her emails PRONTO. She will send me one at 10am and expect an answer within 30 minutes. I understand she works from home. She does not understand that I drive to a place I call "Work". Where I am a "Bartender". And by definition; I "Tend Bar". Meaning, I am at the mercy of other people. Every minute. All day. I don't have the luxury of hanging out on the computer whenever I feel like it. And trust me: I would LOVE to have a good shot of personal computer time during the day. I AM human, after all.
I have to tell this story because; well, just because. I went to the Nats vs. Marlins game with my friend CJ on Saturday. CJ is a Marlin fan and I am a Red Sox and "Home Team" fan. Which isn't really relevent to the story; but, there ya go. In either case, we left just after the 7th inning stretch to go to a concert in a nearby concert hall. (930 Club for those in the know of local places). We hail a cab outside Nats stadium. We get in and tell the Cab Driver where we want to go. He says, "Fuck!!! I just came from that part of town! I didn't want to go again!"
I offer for us to get out of the cab and catch a next one, but we're already moving and he says, "No, No. I'll take you where you want to go." And then he continues to bitch the whole way to the club. About how he really didn't want to go there and he just wanted to stay in SE.
This man is a Cab Driver. Meaning; he Drives people to where they want to go in a Cab for money. It's true! The words "Cab Driver" totally gives it away! I insinuated as such and, sadly, I made a non-friend. Sadly for him, he didn't know that I'm a Base-10$-Tipper. And it goes up from there. He did not reap the benefits to make a long story short.
I equate his actions to someone asking me for a martini. And me saying, "Fuck! I just made one of those yesterday! I feel you're taking advantage of me by asking me for one today! While I'm Bartending!!!"
Kimberly REALLY hates stupid people.