Archive | August 25, 2006

Today was the monthly Finance report again. My co-workers can relax again til next month except for the poor new guy I have to train next month to be my backup. And considering how this month descended into chaos because of a great many changes and consolidations to accts. There were over 425 new accts and changes there are normally only about 20 at the most. And considering how much discussion (argument) went into those changes the meeting wasn’t too bad except for watching poor George, the trainee make more and more notes. I expected to see his eyes roll back in his head at any moment. But he was a trouper and afterwards he asked very intelligent questions so I have great hope for him. He said it was rather like being tossed on the floor of the New York Stock exchange with no clue and trying to keep up. He’ll get it. It was the first time any of the trainees had seen me conduct a meeting.

Rather amusing but as far as I’m concerned conducting the meetings is not un-like a martial art or herding particularly difficult cats. Keeping the characters where you want them and not letting them wander off or attack you when you aren’t looking. I learned this martial art when I worked as a Girl Scout Professional and had to keep my volunteers on track and un-offended and still get something done whether or not the outcome is exactly what I wanted.
There were many items I wished violently for a whip and a chair. Hmmm… Oh, I am not going there….

This song is stuck in my head

I used to sing this to the kids all the time. Beating my head on the edge of the cubicle…

Copyright on this has to be wrong cause I was singing the song in the 80’s so no way is it 1996.

Waltzing with Bears
copyright 1996 Dale Marxen, Tomorrow River Music, ASCAP

Chorus: He goes wa-wa-wa-wa, waltzing with bears.
Raggy bears, shaggy bears, baggy bears too.
There’s nothing on earth Uncle Walter won’t do.
So he can go waltzing, wa-wa-wa waltzing,
So he can go waltzing, waltzing with bears.

I went to his room in the middle of the night,
I tiptoed inside and I turned on the light.
But to my dismay, he was nowhere in sight.
‘CuzUncle Walter goes dancing at night (Chorus)

We bought Uncle Walter a new coat to wear,
But when he comes home it’s all covered with hair
And lately I’ve noticed there are several new tears
I’m sure Uncle Walter goes waltzing with bears (Chorus)

We told Uncle Walter that he should be good
And do all those things that we said he should
But I know that he’d rather be off in the wood
I’m afraid that we’ll lose him, we’ll lose him for good (Chorus)

We begged and we pleaded, “Oh please won’t you stay?”
We managed to keep him at home for a day.
But the bears all barged in and they dragged him away.
Now he’s waltzing with pandas,
and he can’t understand us
‘Cuz the bears all demand at least one dance a day! (Chorus)