Saturday, September 23, 2006

A quick post to welcome Badger back to the blogger world - I have found you a profile picture and know your sense of humour enough to know you might appreciate this...


And a little work story:
Tell me I'm not a team player. Yesterday I am helping a client, who needs her American passport and birth certificate to apply for an extension to remain in the country. Her former friends that moved into her old apartment told her that they threw them out - because they had a disagreement. This is illegal so we are going to have her press charges. Anyhoo - just to verify that the documents are not where she left them I call in a police escort to the residence to search. Unfortunately the people had moved out a month ago so I will have to try to do some detective work to track them down. Luckily the people who moved in were very understanding and directed us to the basement, where a room was filled with stuff from the previous tenants.

Talk about Itchy Bitchy spiders people. Anything that was left was in the damp recesses of a horrid basement filled with refuse, some of which formerly belonged to our client was filled with every creepy crawly known to man. While the (very cute*) cop held a maglite, I donned rubber gloves and in a fashion only comparable to a CSI episode started sifting through this stuff - alas no documents. But any of you know my position on spiders will know how hard that was for me to do. I still feel like things are crawling on me, even after I showered 3 times and sprayed "Off" on myself (just in case).

So now - off to the American Consulate in Toronto on Tuesday morning to try to get these replaced. I'm sure that will be another adventure. Toronto always is...

* oh yeah, cute cop was called to a dispute of mass proportions just down the street, since the tenants were being co-operative, he asked if it would be okay to leave us to it. I told him that was fine and thanked him. Then he told me to hang onto the flashlight - I said, "However, will I get it back to you?" (using my very best Scarlett impersonation and a few batts of the eyelashes for effect), and he presented me with his phone number and email. All in a hard days work people.

- Seriously though - I think he just figured I needed it more than he did. But it was nice of him none the less.

Have a wonderful weekend people

- and as a postscript - what the hell happened to Grey's Anatomy??!! They showed the second episode first. Damn them all to hell. Now I'm mad. The season opener was fraught with the Plague and featured our darling Izzy crying on the floor in her prom dress. It was smashing! It had a bit more oomph than the second episode (that they showed first) and as I see it - I think someone out there should send us (me) McDreamy to personally apologize. In lieu of McDreamy, Alex or George will suffice - or even Dr. Mark if he's wearing that towel...

6 comments:

funchilde said...

i'd say that is one SMART cop. you betta work it girl!

Stef said...

I just have this image now of you putting on rubber gloves CSI style... *hits temple repeatedly to clear vision*

Good work with the cop's phone and email... I'm impressed!

Enjoy Toronto! ;-)

Stef said...

Ooh, yeah. Superb pictures, gotta be from Viz!

badgerdaddy said...

Yep, it's definitely a Viz special. Their ads are legend.

And I'm not back yet... Will be at least two weeks before a blog is up and running...

Not sure what to call it though. Might go with 'Badgerdaddy's Ludlow Blog'. Whatcha think? Not so alliterative...

B.E. Earl said...

How about "Badgerdaddy II: Badger's Revenge" or some such nonsense.

Or you can work on the technology and do "Badgerdaddy in 3D"...all your blogger mates would get a free set of cheap 3D glasses.

B.E. Earl said...

Wait..wait..."Badgerdaddy 2: Electic Boogaloo".

That's gotta be it!