Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Veritible Smorgasbord

I know smorgasbord usually implies food, and there's no food in this post, I just think it's a fun word.

I just read that CBS is dropping Two and Half Men cuz of Charlie Sheen. I've never watched the show...but if I were the kid on it (whatever his name is) I'd be pretty ticked at Charlie. I mean, some tool of an actor destroys a show cuz he's self-absorbed and this kid is the one that's paying the price. Not cool.


Also, I'm pretending to be a medical professional again cuz I have new behavioral disorders to discuss.

1. "Hovercraft Harry/Harriet" This is what people do when they want your attention and you're clearly busy. They hover nearby. And they think that it's not grossly irritating that they're just floating around your personal space while you're on a phone call, talking to someone else, etc. Drives me to distraction...which I suppose is their point. But really, catch my eye, tell me you need something when I have a second and walk away. Don't hover and definitely don't try to talk to me when you can see I'm busy. Not cool.

2. "Monotony Induced Mistakes" This happens when you do the same, simple thing over and over and start to make mistakes cuz it's become such an automatic thing you miss small changes. Like writing the same document for you boss that you do nearly everyday and forgetting to switch peoples' names. Silly mistake. The cure---take a vacation.

There's another one, but this post is already long so I'm stopping. And tomorrow I'm taking a vacation. I'm going to my least favorite state to visit some of my most favorite people.

I'll leave you with my current favorite song. You're welcome. Also, I think I'd like to marry the man who's singing this.


Garden of Egan said...

Uh, what is your least favorite state?
Just curious.

You could totally be a doctor. Great diagnoses there Barb.
You're hired.
My ER is full of things you could diagnose.

Melanie Jacobson said...

I would like to engage in reverse polygamy and add him to my husband collection.

Kristina P. said...

I'm actually listening to the radio interview that sealed Charlie's fate, right now. He is awesome.

Cynthia said...

I don't really pay attention to tv so I only half know what you're talking about- I clearly missed the 'he's being a tool again' news.

Oh the shame! I think I am a Hovercraft Harriet! It's our numbers/analytical guy who sits in the next cube. I am probably totally irritating him but he always has the numbers I need and WAY better computer programs than they put on my machine. Ack!

LisAway said...

You have a treat in store for YOU, Barb, because, and I'm sure you probably know this, ALL CHILDREN ARE HOVERCRAFT HARRY/HARRIETS. Except they don't always just hover. They tug and whine and say "Mommy!" over and over and over. Unless their like Aaron and you tell them to wait a minute one time and they wait and maybe a half an hour later when you're sitting in front of the TV or something they come in and say, "Now can I have some crackers?"

Off to read some dirt on Charlie Sheen.

rocslinger said...

Funny, I used to drive my daughter crazy by hovering, all the while saying hover, hover, hover...hey she's my daughter, I'm allowed.

T said...

I have 5 little Hoverers in my home. and yes, I go a little crazy... it's not much of a trip, no worries :)

and I've been under a rock... didn't realize 2 1/2 men was still ON TV - but Charlie's being a tool isn't exactly a huge surprise... (and frankly, that kid is annoying...)

Emily said...

That singer totally reminds me of Casey Abrams from Idol this year.

I didn't really think he looked like your type-but he can definitely sing!

P.S. I am guilty of hovering. I'll try to be better.

wendy said...

Charlie Sheen is a freak. Seriously, how does one person become so self absorbed. Jerk....comes to mind.

I don't like it when people "hover" over my personal space either.

smorgasborg is a fun word....kinda like rootabeaga ( know, the vegetable) I could say that over and over and over...........while I hover over you (tee,hee)

you are very diplomatic not to tell us which state you DISLIKE.

Smart Helm said...

We call those people bubble invaders.

It better not be NM. Although I admit that Northern NM is way better than southern NM. Just saying.

Cherie said...

The should kick Sheen out of hollywood and not let him back in - he is a mess.

Kazzy said...

You would make a cute couple.

And so true about doing the same mundane things over and over.

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

I can't decide whether to laugh or cry at your observations. i cannot count the number of times per day the hovering people attack me!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Funny that this was written before Charlie's now infamous tv interviews this week. I swear my mouth dropped when he started ranting about his tiger blood and Adonis DNA. Wowzers!

I've got 5 hooverers here, including my husband. :)

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

Ha, Charlie Sheen is such a hoser. Least favorite state---you're not going to mention, are you? In case one of us live there. My guess, hmm...Wyoming. Hahah.

Erin said...

I hope you had fun visiting your favorite people in your least favorite state. And I love the word "smorgasbord" in your title. And I'm sorry it took me weeks to finally pop over to your blog to say hello :(

Sandra said...

I'm with you on the whole Charlie Sheen thing. So many people will be unemployed because of this. Plus I really liked the show!

Connie said...

Charlie Sheen is a nut job!
I hope you had a great vacation in your least favorite state!

If the guy who sings the song also plays the piano, I want to marry him!
Wait, I'm already married and twice his age. OK, you can have him.