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Tuesday, May 06, 2014

I went back to work after being out sick yesterday, and ended up wishing I'd stayed another day. No, not because the the workload was stupid heavy (I expected that).

My seriously annoying deskmate (the party-thrower and booze-seller) told us that her teenage daughter (the one the party was for) took and hid her phone and in the process lost her keys. She said the girl wouldn't tell her until she solemnly promised she wouldn't get mad (I don't know about you, but my BP starts rising every time a conversation starts that way). She told us she's going to keep her promise (not -- she's mad). But she's going to wait until the girl thinks she's out of the wood and then "I'm going to get her back good."

Is it just me, or is she being as childish as her kid? Whatever happened to "I am your parent, you messed up and this is your consequence?" If she was mine, she'd be grounded AT LEAST until she paid for a new set of keys.

I went through some bad depression Sunday and Monday. I'm trying to get my mood back up. Watching Chopped right now. I've had some enjoyable Facebook interaction with the host, Ted Allen, and several of the judges. Okay, it's probably silly, but I squeal like a teenager when I get a Facebook or Twitter reply from any of them!

Time to think about dinner. Hmmm...
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    Your coworker should shake her head she taught her daughter to behave that way ! I am glad your favourite chefs communicate with you !
    1351 days ago
    Um, am I the only one picturing a couple of middle-schoolers trying to prank each other? Hiding Mom's phone? Seriously? Any conversation that starts out, "Mom, promise you won't get mad...." is not going to lead to anything good.
    1351 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/9/2014 9:53:00 AM
    get her back good?

    Hmm...interesting....not the choice words I would use

    Dont feel silly about social media with Food Network stars, I get all giddy when a person featured on Extreme Weight Loss messages me back
    1353 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/7/2014 7:01:37 PM
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    1353 days ago
    That co-worker's family sounds like a train wreck. What is going on with parents these days? And kids? Take it easy and try to stay calm.

    1353 days ago
  • LIS193
    WooHoo on the FB and twitter replies!!
    I love Chopped :)
    1353 days ago
    Your office ate sounds like a drama queen
    1353 days ago
    I, too, would be excited if a celebrity answered me. emoticon
    1353 days ago
    Glad you are enjoying your Facebook and/or Twitter chats with the Food Network chefs.
    1353 days ago
    Don't get me started about the childish behavior of adults who are supposed to be parents and who completely fail their children like your co-worker - who will one day be SHOCKED when the daughter is in jail or worse - dead of drug and alcohol related causes.
    1353 days ago
  • MBPP50
    I don't know who Ted Allen I or the show Chopped. Maybe I should check him out. emoticon This lady you work with sounds like not only a bad mother, but an abusive one. buying booze for her teenage daughter is illegal and she should be put in jail. IMHO, of course. I would have a very difficult. Time keeping my mouth shut. Hope you have a better day today. Mary Beth
    1353 days ago
  • KATD13
    It's not silly to be excited about your interactions with Ted Allen & the other judges. I'd probably faint dead away, if I ever had any substantial interactions, with my celebrity crushes.

    As for the coworker: She sound like she's a can or two short of a six pack.
    1354 days ago
  • .DUSTY.
    That kind of discipline begins when they're young. When they become a teenager especially when you don't have back up and they start to defy you what are you going to do? The mother from what you've said in your blogs doesn't have any control. She'll end up some day maybe having to call the police.

    Some parents become powerless.
    1354 days ago
    OH my gosh. That girl definitely would have been grounded and pd. at least 1/2 for the keys to be re-made. That's not inexpensive if it's the kind with a chip! Sheesh! No way I'd be a push-over or play games with that one!

    Glad you had good responses from the chefs!

    I watched a Chopped today that was ridiculously hard . . . all 3 meals were tapas! BUT the chefs all had knowledge of that Spanish technique and did well.

    Have a better Wednesday!!!
    1354 days ago
    I'm glad you're doing better!
    1354 days ago
    Yes being very childish. I agree with you.
    1354 days ago
    how do you manage with the peole you work with all the best
    1354 days ago
    Yes, your coworker sounds very childish! It's no wonder her daughter is the way she is.

    I always like hearing about how thoughtful your favorite chefs are, when you communicate with them. It's nice to know some celebrities are nice!
    1354 days ago
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