A Table For One...


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January 30, 2006

Mole hill or Mountain? You decide...

I started my day today a lot earlier than expected and was surprised that something that was written (by me here at AT41...) could be taken so personal by someone in my life. It reminded me of when I was younger and my father would use the expression, "don't make a mountain out of a mole hill." I wasn't intending on doing that at all. It was something that was taken way to person when it shouldn't have and for that, I am sorry. I like to use language that is "funny" and NEVER directed in the way of anyone. I am not in the business of offending ANYONE and that is all I have to say on the topic.

I also went to the Dr. and that was a joy as well. I waited for an hour and a half because he had an emergency at the hospital. I waited and waited and waited... It seemed like a year passed and I read every magazine in the carrier. After getting in and settled in the chair, I was given 10cc's of medication directly into the area between the Achilles tendon and the muscle that runs along you leg bone. There isn't anything there so 10cc's ends up going in and burning the entire heel area. This wasn't a fun experience, but better than the 28cc’s of medication that I received last Monday. That was not an experience that I would want to give anyone. So, seven shots last week and one big one this week. My lower leg, ankle, foot/heel are numb now and the pain isn't existing now. I am sure that it will be back on Wednesday morning. I hate Wednesday's.


Between the morning email and the afternoon visit with the Dr. I was hoping that things would be better. Nope. The steroid that he injected made my stomach turn. I felt like my insides were being say...plowed through with a front end loader with spikes on it. Not good.

I decided that after an afternoon IM session--that didn't go well (at first it did…then the "but" came in and that changed everything) and figured I must take a nap. I did and I feel better now, but still feel that something that was just a "saying" could be taken so out of context and so personal when it wasn't pointed at any one person. So it is 8:30 CST and because of the nap I will be up till 4 a.m. I am sure. Don't mind me, I know that we all have these days, but it seems that I am always having more than anyone that I know...

I am going to listen to some Classic Rock and relax tonight. Please visit my Renter (Chelle-Belle) on the sidebar and also read the write up below. She is getting nice traffic from her first day here and I am pleased about that. Thank you and let's keep it up.

TT

Disclaimer: I know that it's tought to decide on if this is a moutain or mole hill when you don't know what was said and who took it the wrong way, so consider this a fucking rant.


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January 29, 2006

Headlines!! Headlines!! Headlines!!

( Not mine!! Remember, you have to have sex to have children to begin with...LOL!!)
Read Below!




Yes, it is that time again when you can visit our newest renter from the "Rent My Blog" feature over at Blogexplosion.com.

We would like to welcome Chelle (Michelle) from "Chelle-Belle" here for the next week! She is currently dealing with everyday life and CARRYING TWINS!!



Oh yeah, did I forget to say that she is cute, sweet, and oh yeah what I call the HOT Mama X 2 of the Blog-o-Sphere!

She has a nice blog about everyday life, carrying twins, and how she is a diehard Depeche Mode fan...now click on her thumbnail on the left sidebar! Come on--do it for the twins!!

TT will post pictures of the twins as they become available!


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January 24, 2006

Maker's Mark and my new Ambassadorship



First off, I want to let everyone know that I found this offer at the blog "Second Thoughts", and I think this is very cool for those that enjoy great bourbon.

The offer was to sigh up to get a list of special offers (and not a lot of sp*m mail) from Makers Mark and receive (2) free glasses and stirrers. I am a fan so I signed up. I almost forgot that I did this until yesterday when my "Ambassadorship" came in the mail.



Here are some of the cool offers that they list in the brochure (which was very nice) that arrived yesterday in the "Ambassador’s Manifesto."

1. Access to the "Embassy" which is the online Ambassadors website. (Private)
2. Advance notice of limited release bottles
3. Special treatment and recognition every time you visit the distillery. (No KY trips planned...lol)
4. The opportunity to purchase limited Maker's Mark merchandise.

I actually signed up for the email updates to be an "Ambassador" in my area and the free glasses. It is a cool deal and it is a great way to meet new people at this Makers events. There are Ambassadors in all states and area's, so if you are a fan of the bourbon, check out the free deal here. You will have to input your country and age for verification before entering the site.

Get your free glasses today!

A Table For One... wasn't paid to write about Makers Mark. He is a causal drinker that loves his Makers and Coke. TT isn't involved in any 12 step programs and drinks in moderation.
This is purely an offer that shouldn't be overlooked by the Makers connoisseur.

TT

Oh yeah, the readers are showing some nice traffic this week at her blog, so head over to the side bar and pay her a visit. It is a must see if you are a super hero fan. Meagan has a place that you will want to visit often in the future.


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January 20, 2006

New Renter and a pet peeve...

O.k. here is the deal...I listed A Table For One in the "Rent My Blog" section of Blogexplosion and found that I had over 15 interested parties. I read all of the blogs and some that have rented from me in the past and I have picked "Adventures in everyday life." I LOVE this template, and the blog entries are quality. This is a must see if you are at all a "super hero" wannabe.
Her name is Meagan, and she is located over there (on the left side bar). I would ask that everyone that visits take a look at her site. It truly ROCKS. Thanks for such a great blog.


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My Pet Peeve #27

I wanted to include something that has bothered me over the years, and share it with all my readers. I know that some people that I have spoken with over the years have indicated that this pisses them off as well. If it is something that you can't stand, I have a remedy for everyone today. It was one that I was told about, but couldn't ever go through with. That has changed.

In the magazines I subscribe to, and the ones I have received as gifts, there is always the dreaded subscription cards in the magazine that drives me nuts. Why are there so many fucking cards in the magazine? Do you think that I am headed out right after I receive it and I am going to tell 23 perfect strangers that they should get that particular magazine? I don't give a shit enough to tell anyone else about something that I am going to read. The only other exposure to the magazine will be from friends that are in my house or the bathroom. (Library) Not from some random marketing blitz to pass out these inserts.

Today I received a few magazines early because they were supposed to be time consumption material when I have my surgery. That operation has been pushed back and the magazines were given to me to enjoy now. I enjoyed them and look forward to reading them further.

So I open the magazines and here is the tally of the subscription cards in each mag.

X 8

X 7

X 7 and offers for free videos.

Not shown are FHM X 3

I have come up with a plan. Now that postage has risen to .39 cents, I am going to plop all these BLANK subscription cards in the post box. After the magazines realize that they are getting cards that aren't filled out, maybe they will include just one card. Better yet....use the internet for new customer and stop making it hard to turn the pages with the full length subscription card...

Better yet....pay me for saving you money all these years for not sending them back to you blank.

Thank you and that is my rant for the day. Don't forget...check out my fellow friend from IL, Meagan.

TT


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January 19, 2006

The Morning Ritual...



As you can probably tell from A Table For One, I love coffee. It is a must have in the morning and sometimes in the afternoon. I am not one of those people that has to have 8 cups to get my motor started in the morning. I will admit that my coffee obsession comes from my childhood where my mother and father owned a coffee/breakfast "greasy spoon" in the suburbs.

I enjoy the taste of good coffee crossing my lips and nestling in my stomach and going to work immediately on the job at hand. That job is to get my day started.

There is nothing better that the first sip of a great tasting coffee in the a.m or a half high test/half decaf in the afternoon. (High Test=Caffeine)

I have had the chance to try many coffees last year and I have decided to spotlight the 2 that were my favorites in 2005.

I spent most of the year drinking this organic blend from Starbucks. If you are looking for a smooth yet full bodied coffee, this one won't do you wrong. I like this coffee a lot and will be going back to it shortly because my other favorite is a seasonal one.



My favorite choice:
2005 Christmas blend


If you can get your hands on any bags (beans or ground) do it before it is gone. I LOVE this coffee and I must thank Chris and Duro at the Starbucks I frequent. This is a great blend that is full described below, and a must have for all coffee lovers.


Starbucks® Christmas Blend by Starbucks® Coffee
This seasonal blend is available during November and December only.

This annual offering features mellow, smooth Indonesian coffees, lively Central American coffees and aged Indonesian arabicas for a delightfully distinct taste.

More about this coffee:
Decades of festive gatherings, joyous occasions and peaceful moments are wrapped into the tradition of Starbucks® Christmas Blend.

Now all Starbucks® coffees are at your fingertips - StarbucksStore.com is the online resource for all Starbucks coffees. Buy Starbucks coffees - whole bean, ground, pods, caffeinated, decaf, single-origin, espressos, blends, organic, promotional/holiday/seasonal blends and Black Apron Exclusives™ - easily and conveniently, delivered to your home or office.

Drink up and let me know if you try these two blends and if you have suggestions on beans that I can grind and try, leave a comment!

TT

A Table For One and Starbucks are not at all affiliated. The Thinker is a coffee lover and loves these two blends. So, head out and try them because they are my recommendations and I was never paid a dime (or a penny) to promote this product of Starbucks in any way.

For more info on these coffee's, click below.

Oh yeah, if you want to steal this button, go ahead beacuse ?


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January 11, 2006

Every dog has his day...









Have you ever had that conversation where you know that the other person really knows that someone that has done him/her wrong will get their day? That day came for me yesterday.


I used to work for a company that supplied a service on a business to business basis. As you will see in the post previous to this, I had a very bad accident at my workplace and fractured my ankle and am awaiting a date now for surgery. I am in need of some work on the ankle and the knife is the only way to get better at this point.



Anyways...back to the story. My boss (insert negative comment here) fired me while I was on crutches put me on the street knowing full well that I was 110% incapacitated and in no position to get another job in sales. In short, I was costing them money because they are self insured and my fall was going to cost them mucho dinero.

Am I wrong in thinking that there could be a possibility of an accident for everyone that is at work, everyday, at any time? Of course there is. So, when the company that you get hired by pretty much treats you like you are the solve all-end all of their problems, and then something like this happens-you will be labeled as the "problem child employee" thereafter. From my standpoint, that is what I could assume that they were thinking. That is just my opinion and I know that most of the time it isn't safe to assume, but today I will.




Well, that dog had his day. When someone wrongs you and you don't think that they will get theirs in return-trust me, they do adnd will. What goes around does come back around and on this day he had his--on the one year anniversary of my injury.

He was fired.


So...it looks like I am not the bitch anymore...

TT


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January 09, 2006

The Trade Up...and how it sucks...


As some of you know, I currently and for the past year have been battling an ankle/foot/lower leg injury that was sustained in the office that I worked at here in Chicago. I attended a routine Dr.'s visit today and he said that he wanted to immobilize my leg for the next 10-14 days.










I know that to the readers of A Table For One...there are many questions. Those questions will go unanswered today because you would have to listen to me spew a years worth of pain and agony on you. That isn't why I am here. I wanted to you all to see what I traded in and what I got in return...























Foot race anyone? Wish me luck for the next week and a half to 2 weeks...

TT

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January 05, 2006

Seven Jeans and Camo...WTF?

As a guy, there are a few things that we notice in life. Here is what catches my eye.

1. Sexy Women
2. Sports
3. Sports Cars

Sounds like a typical man huh? Guess again. I actually like to shop and had the pleasure of hitting a local outlet that has some very nice stores in it. This outlet is in a very nice town about an hour away from where I was staying in MA.
For example:

Barney's
Off 5th (Saks outlet)
Sony
Bose
Nike
Reeebok
Theory
North Face
Puma
Adidas
and so on..you get the point.

So here is the scene the other day that I wanted to tell all of you about. My dad decides that he would like to get out (when I am home, it means that I drive) and venture to Sony for a look at a new Surround Sound system by Sony for his TV. He is partial to Sony, so don't comment about that because I could give a shit what you think about my dads preference.

My father and I are making our way back to the truck and he says,"Hey look at her!"
I turned and looked and I had no clues that this could even happen, or that it would ever happen in my life. But then again, anything is possible in this life...
I look over and I see this woman that has her coat open, breasts practically exposed, and the sexiest figure sitting in a pair of Seven Jeans and wearing a pair of spikes. My comment back was "I can't believe what I am seeing..."

These are a few of the things that jumped out at my father and I:










O.k., I will admit that I know that there is someone for everyone, but this just didn't fit. He was around 400 lbs. and she was dressed very sexy for the outlet, which many of the women were. I guess my question that was, and has been burning in my brain is; Why is he coming to the outlet shopping in full "savage orange camo gear" wearing a doo-rag with flames on it and she is dressed so nice? I also would like to include that his friend was in black and white camo gear as well. They both had black Timberlands on and had the pants and jackets to match in the respective colors. The friend left the doo-rag at home.

I know that there is someone for everyone in this life, but what was she thinking as well? I mean she was hot! My father noticed her first at 66 years old, and I am thinking to myself-this is either fashion at its worst, or all this guys laundry was dirty... She was hot, he was not. The friend was like the cherry on top of that whole picture. You just had to be there. I guess that it could have gotten better if he was pushing a baby carriage, but maybe that was left at the double wide. I wish them luck. Really. But, I hope that she schedules an appointment for an eye exam.

I looked up this meaning and I took the line that was best suited for this scenario.
Here it is:

camouflage n.

2: fabric dyed with splotches of green and brown and black and tan; intended to make the wearer of a garment made of this fabric hard to distinguish from the background.

I hope the wearer of the orange and his friend in the black read this meaning and maybe wear a pair of jeans with those boots next time. It really did work for my dad, cause the images of them were hard to make out and enhanced the site of the woman that was holding "orange camo's" arm. I hope that they know one other thing too--it isn't hunting season at the outlets this time of year and there aren't any deer or any wildlife around for miles...

My thoughts: Don't wear camo to the mall or outlets, because the best you are going to do for dinner reservation's is Denny's and the Big Slam.

If you don't like my opinion, TFB...



TT

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January 03, 2006

Tag, I am it...

Yes, you know that you have made it in the blogging community when you have been tagged...

I have been slapped on the ass by the hot Victoria Secrets assistant from MD for a little info about The Thinker...so here goes.
Check out this MD hottie....here.

Four jobs you've had in your life:
1. In family restaurant flipping eggs and burgers
2. Footwear Manager for MVP Sports in MA.
3. Asst. Manager for Allen Edmonds Shoes
4. Financial Recruiter for the last 8 years

Four movies you would watch over and over
1. Godfather Part I
2. Star Wars...any one
3. Scarface
4. Black Hawk Down

Four places you have lived
1. Massachusetts 5 different towns)
2. New Hampshire (College living)
3. Chicago (present)


Four TV shows you love to watch
1. ESPN Sports Center
2. That 70's Show
3. Entourage (HBO)
4. Desperate Housewives

Four places you have been on vacation
1. Disney (Florida)
2. Aruba
3. Cancun, Mexico
4. Montreal and Quebec Canada

Four websites you visit daily
1. Blogexplosion
2. Google
3. Yahoo Sports
4. MSN Games

Four of your favorite foods
1. Chicken Parm
2. Pizza (thin crust)
3. The Cobb Salad from Weber Grill Chicago
4. Moms sweet potato with walnuts and cinnamon

Four places you would rather be right now
1. In the hospital getting this fractured ankle operated on so that I can walk like a normal human again
2. In my bed in Chicago
...in MA now and I need my bed back
3.Costa Rica on the beach
4. In the Azores...with a and some

Four Bloggers you are tagging:
Will update later today.....will look around and see who the next 4 victims are..

That is all for now...
TT
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XXX rated...just kidding!

First off, I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. I am looking forward to 2006 and being able to bring some interesting stories and writings.

To sum up 2005, I realize that the blogging community as a whole is a great way to meet new people.

Today you are going to meet my newest "Renter" and a fellow online friend. I met her via blogexplosion.com in the (SB)"shout box."

Her name is Angie (ANG) to most and she is a hot shit...stuck in the 80's and still holding on to her white laced skirt that she throws on every time she hears "Like a Virgin" by Madonna...she will give you a run for your money. She wears her heart on her sleeve and I can also say that she still has her pants pegged as well. We have done all that we could as her friends, but we love her just the same.

She is located in the left sidebar, and the thumbnail is the same as in this post. I would like everyone to check out her blog called "Ficken Chingers" and check out her post on a very scary "Edward Scissorhands", and Tater with the HUGE red lips >)... (disclaimer...Angie wears the color lipstick that is the color of Taters lips)

Thanks for stopping by and I wish peace, wellness and prosperity in 2006 for all.

TT

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