Open Thread

This Open Thread Is a Punk

I woke up with this song stuck in my head the other morning. I don’t even know why as I don’t listen to The Ramones very often. Nontheless it’s been on and off in my head several times this week, so now you can listen to it for our dance party open thread!In other news, it’s Wednesday! You’re over halfway through your work week. At the very least, do a little snoopy dance to today’s song in celebration!

By Luci Furious

There are no bad times, only good stories.

38 replies on “This Open Thread Is a Punk”

I love the Ramones.

My favorite punk band is probably the Clash.

I’ll give an honorable mention to the Replacements’ first album “Sorry Ma Forgot to Take Out the Trash,” because they’re my favorite band but their overall repertoire says “bar rock band” to me.

oooo, I love perfume.

I rotate Daisy and Lola by Marc Jacobs for work. Juicy Couture for weekends ($20 at Target! The big bottle!). And when I’m out to impress, L’Eau d’Issey by Issey Miyake. It has pheromones in it that tend to affect men. :) For important, sophisticated moments or when I am feeling very Jessica Fletcher, I wear Chloe.

But I can tell you, for pretty much ALL of 2005 and 2006 I wore Euphoria. Bath and Body Shop now have a similar fragrance – Black Amethyst. God, I loved that perfume. But I just wore it out.

I think my next consistent one will be either something by Chanel or Miss Dior.

Hahaha, as soon as I go out more (been a bit of a hermit with school work) – I think they will like it? I know a few guy friends have commented on the scent before. And I think it has a tendency to affect women also?

Pheromones aside, it smells really nice. It’s a very posh scent. I got a roll-on stick from Sephora for like $20? A great price considering it can be rather expensive. It’s not a small stick either. :) I recommend looking for that option rather than the large bottle.

My absolute favorite is Chanel Chance Eau Friache. I also wear Burberry Brit in the fall and winter. I’m looking for something new, though. I love perfume but sort of dislike perfume shopping since it can become overwhelming if you don’t know what you’re looking for.

Oh boy, perfume talk! I insist on only wearing two-three perfumes, since I like having a signature scent. In the Fall, Winter, and early Spring, I wear Flowerbomb by Viktor&Rolf, which is my absolute favorite. In the late Spring and in Summer I wear Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel, which I think is what everyone actually associates me with because I’ve been wearing it since I was fifteen. I also really adore Stella by Stella McCartney for evenings, but I haven’t had any for awhile. My mother makes fun of me because she’s essentially the perfume queen and has at least half a dozen bottles at any given time, half of which are Dior (too strong for me).

So, apparently the rejection notices went out tonight for an academic conference that I applied to and I didn’t get one. I think this means good things, but I could get rejected tomorrow too. Part of me is super tired, part of me wants to stay up really late refreshing my email to see if I got in. Eeeep!

Also- A really famous and awesome feminist scholar in my field is speaking at my university tomorrow and I am so excited/nervous/reading her writing in undergrad made me want to become a musicologist but I don’t know if I should tell her that.

Boyfriend had 2 interviews today and I don’t know how they went! The suspense is killing me! He’s in a different city for the interviews, so I can’t just stay up and wait for him to come home and then bombard him with questions, because he’s not coming home tonight. He’s also not answering his phone. I want to know how they went! Gosh! :)

Guyssssss in two days I will be at a game convention at my alma mater! So excited! I am already mostly packed, and brought Annie over to the dogsitter’s today so that she could meet the dogs she’ll be hanging out with for the weekend (the dogsitter is a friend’s girlfriend who really really really wanted to adopt Annie but couldn’t, since she already had two dogs, but now gets to hang out with her for a weekend! Hooray!)

And I just kind of have this feeling that even though things aren’t perfect right now, they’re all right. I know, it’s hippie-dippy kind of stuff, but it’s true.

Tomorrow at 10am, I meet with the person who wants someone from my dept to join their dept. I’m not saying me specifically but my boss did pick me to meet with this boss about the “trade.” Or is it a draft?

OMG. I don’t know. This is all very new and interesting and very much not what I expected from today. I will be able to bombard this person with questions tomorrow – while looking very profesh and respectable, hopefully.

But in the meantime, I think I’m 1) having a heart attack, 2) ready to throw up, 3) 5 seconds away from hyperventilating, and 4) I’m pretty sure if I put Gilmore Girls on and sit on the couch with a blanket (my happy place) then I will fall asleep in 5 minutes. SO MUCH AT ONCE.

I really hope I’m qualified, I really hope there is a pay increase, and I really hope that even after the draft I can still potentially work with my current dept on projects.

OMG. 10am, be here now.

Also, I am completely unable to study right now. (and I just made the greatest bowl of spicy kraft mac ever)

eta: I think I’m going to go unfuck something. What? No clue yet.

I don’t think so? A friend of mine is a headhunter and this isn’t what she does. I think it’s more of a strategic internal hire? It’s just crazy that it’s me because this is something I never would have thought I would be qualified for – but apparently I have a unique skillset? I’m good at working with people through difficult situations.

We’ll see. 10am.

In the meantime, I built the most epic fire and now I’ll sit with a magazine, a cup of tea, a cookie and some sort of nice netflix show.

Gah. They want to start interviews for this job NEXT WEEK. To be filled in TWO WEEKS. Are you even kidding me?!

I need to talk to my director about why she wants me to look at this position. I’m barely qualified right now and if I want to move up, I have to get a CPA (and I’m not sure they would cover the costs). But I can’t do this current job forever and there is no upward movement, really, for this field.

I think I can do the job? I can certainly learn quickly under pressure. That has been proven time and time again. But jhc, how do I decide within a week? I just don’t even know.

There could be more opportunities down the road – even an exchange of personnel to help each dept grow (really, it would help them grow, we don’t need accountants mucking up our nice clean audit work and we already know everything about their end of business).

I just want to talk to my director but she’s in meeeeetttttiiiiiings. So, I’m going to whine.

“Another thing that pisses me off: talking about who started punk rock music. Was it the Sex Pistols in England? Was it the Ramones and the Velvet Underground in New York? ‘It was the Ramones!’ ‘It was the Sex Pistols!’ Who cares who started it?! It’s music. I don’t know who started it, and I don’t give a shit. The one thing I know is that we did it harder, we did it faster, and we definitely did it with more love baby. You can’t take that away from us.”

I sat next to Johnny Ramone on an airplane once.  I didn’t know who he was, but struck up a conversation with him because he looked weird (what, I was from Kansas and everybody looked weird to me).  He told me he was flying to play at Lollapalooza in Kansas City.  I made him say the name of his band three times so I would remember it.  He talked about what it was like to be an aging rock star, and how he thought kids shouldn’t do drugs.  He said he was friends with…who’s the guy in Pearl Jam?  I’m clearly very, very bad at this whole punk rock thing.  Anyway, later on I looked him up, and yeah, that was him!  And I even knew the song “I wanna be sedated”!

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