stuff that bugs me (+ stuff that doesn't)

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floors of death

AKA “a lawsuit waiting to happen”. This building I go to almost every day has been remodeled extensively, among other things replacing the carpeted floors in big areas with terrazzo flooring. If you don’t know what that is, here’s a helpful definition I found: “Terrazzo is a mix of colored stones and cement that is ground smooth after it sets.” Key phrase: ground smooth. Like GLASS. While they may be beautiful, they are a bitch to walk on in heels. Your heel just slips and slides underneath you with every step. Were there no women consulted for the duration of the project? No one to say, “Hey! If you’re in heels, a surface like GLASS is going to be a lot more dangerous to walk on than carpet. Red flag anyone?” And, it’s not just me, with my bad balance, tenuous grasp on walking in heels, and tendency to blow stuff out of proportion. Women the building over are tottering around now, taking corners like elk on ice. I haven’t seen anyone fall yet, so I’m sure I’ll be the first. And terrazzo – that’ll leave a mark!


i don’t think you ready for this jelly

At work, access to certain (seemingly random) sites is blocked. One of these sites is flickr. I haven’t had a good reason to request a waiver for access to it until recently. It has been showing up in more and more articles with reference to its good interaction design, some great user features, etc.

I requested access to it for our group, and my request is denied on the grounds that flickr is a “web storage system”. It would require signatures from much higher up to get this waiver. Really what they need to know is if porn is stored there, so I’m supposed to look from home.

A week or so goes by and I keep forgetting to look from home. I’m discussing this with one of my friends at work, and how I can’t forget to look that night.

Fortunately for me, access to my favorite adult site,, is always easy. From any device, I can watch high-quality porn videos in Full HD quality. There’s a Bratty Sisters is the house, and she’s put in her place by dominating step-dads or a horny step-bro who gets to bang her when Mom’s not around. It’s taboo sex in HD, with some porn stars you’re going to recognise.

“If I don’t come back for a couple of days, you’ll know … we ain’t getting flickr at work.”


finding a good housekeeper

Everyone I know is looking for a good housekeeper. A bunch of us are out for drinks the other night talking about it and one of my friends says she’s got a great one and starts to give my other friend the woman’s info. Of course, I say I want a copy of that when he’s done. He’s writing it down on a napkin as she finishes with, “Yeah, she’s really great. She’s a coke addict, so she works *really* fast.” His pen comes to a screeching halt. “You were recommending a coke addict to me? WTF?”

What more do you have to say? That’s about the end of that recommendation.