Friday, March 4, 2011

FAD Friday

Thanks to Kate in Michigan for the ducky image!

Once again, we soldier on without Mrs. G, but we keep up a tradition she started. It's Friday, and after a long week, it's not surprising that some of us are ready to let loose and vent our frustrations.

In the words of Mrs. G's late but not forgotten Aunt, it's time to say "Fuck-a-duck!"

As for me - I'm back at work after a great mini-vacation to New Orleans. But after riding streetcars beneath live oak trees, strolling on the shaded sidewalks past charming houses, and sipping sazeracs in the French Quarter, I have to come back to budget spreadsheets and performance evaluations? WTF? FAD!!!!

What makes you want to say "Fuck a duck!" this week?


trash said...

Fuck a Duck! My Old Man Dog's latest 'episodes' have been confirmed as epilepsy. Just how long can one alzheimic, wobbly-limbed 16 yo collie keep whaling the shit out of The Grim Reaper?

Lay your bets people, I got money on him making it to 17 come July.

c said...

Trash, I'm betting on your sweet pet. All the best to you and him.

I attended a funeral for a young man who drank himself to death at 24. I remember his mom being pregnant with him. I didn't know what to say, I felt guilty that my children were there, healthy and living.

trash said...

Oh c! How awful. 24? Bloody hell!

Lisa said...

Fuck a Duck. After finding the perfect house, negotiating a great price, paying nearly 400.00 for an inspection and water testing, we had to back out of the deal. Very high lead levels in the drinking water. Now we're back to square one and I don't even feel ready to get back on the horse. I REALLY loved that other house. Ugh.

Trash, I'm so sorry to hear about your poor dogger. Pets are so much a part of the family and seeing them have to deal with stuff like that just sucks.

C--Oh, my! I can't even imagine what that must have been like for you, your family, and the young man's family. I'm so so sorry for your collective loss.

Beck said... Grandpa died this week. He was such a great man. It's not like it was a surprise, he was 101 yrs old, but I will miss his poems and his ability to recite them all from memory. I will miss his stories of growing up in logging camps and his first days working on the railroad and I will miss how he always used to say he "mean as a junkyard dog" even though he was the sweetest man I've ever known.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

Fuckaduck! Well, for whatever reason (HA! Subconscious) I have been making a lot of duck sculptures lately. seriously!

Glennis said...

Trash, your poor dog! It's a shame to see them go. Keep him comfortable and loved as long as he's got that spark. You'll know it when he's ready to go.

Glennis said...

Fuck-a-duck! I'm tired of working for a computer-illiterate boss! In most cases it shouldn't matter, but we're working on financial projections and the woman wouldn't know an Excel formula if it bit her in the fucking ass! She can't even figure out how to find the documents in our company's shared drive. You have to print everything for her. Then she loses it, or mixes up today's print with changes with yesterdays version. I swear to god, it drives me crazy! Fuck a duck!

Astro & Mitzie said...

Fuck cancer.
My hubby would have been 58 today.
3-4-1953 1-10-2004.

smalltownme said...

Linda, I am so sorry.

All I have today is fuck this sore throat. I haven't been sick in months, and working at a school that is a miracle, so I'm disappointed to say the least.

Glennis said...

So sorry, Linda. Hugs to you.

fluffy said...

How the fuck is my family so fucking busy? We are all going to fucking stop and have a peaceful and quiet weekend. Seriously, people! We need to sleep some time!

WTF Keurig? You bastards promised me a new machine! It's been 14 days, and when I call YOU, you claim your system had an error? Fucking really? Sounds like you may have an issue with more than just your product!!!

Fuck a duck! Why is college sooooo fucking expensive?

@ trash: lovies to your poor old hound
@Lisa: fuck a duck, indeed! What a disapointment!
@ Beck & Linda & C: so sorry for your losses.

Tonya Lynn said...

@Trash - I'm so sorry. We put down one of our dogs last summer to find out 3 days later that the other had cancer and needed to be put down as well.

@c - That is awful. I can't think of any other way to describe - but don't feel guilty.

@Lisa - That stinks! But your 'perfect' house will be out there - Its like finding the 'perfect' mate - it takes some time and then once you peel back the layers you might need to start again.

@Beck and Linda - I'm so sorry.

What another fucktastic week. Been in horrible pain all week - After multiple visits including a trip to the ER the Drs. still have no idea what is going on.

My brother's lawyer in his divorce is a fucking tool. And seems to be doing more to help his soon to be ex-wife than him. And now we have to try to find another $4,000 to pay here (And when I say 'we' its because I feel like it is my responsibility to be helping him as he has helped me out of tough situations in the past.) And he needs to file for bankruptcy because his soon to be ex-wife is going to and if he doesn't then he will be stuck with all of the bills not just his half. Seriously fucked up shit.

The icing on the cake was finding out my sister is giving 'erotic massages' (I'm not sure to believe that it is just that or it is the cover for her hooking) and that she was arrested on Wednesday for possession. Really? You have fucking places to go and yet you continue to stay with a jackass that has abused you and your kids on multiple occasions and yet you believe that he is changed now. You can't leave him alone with your fucking children why in the hell would you be with him. Seriously I don't fucking understand it and it does nothing but make me angry and sad - so very very sad for my niece and nephew. They deserve so much better than her as a mother.

(Sorry that this is so long but I don't have many 'safe' places to just lay it all out there.)

Anonymous said...

I'm fucking sick of these fucking UTIs. Doc says it's cause the lining of the vagina gets thinner and tears easily when menopause strikes. I say WTF!!! I want to have sex WITHOUT worrying about a UTI. Fucking fuck.

Jen said...

Anything I wanted to complain about pales after C's comment. That poor boy and his poor family :(

cardinal said...

I'm going to give my FAD to all the commenters ahead of me. So much pain and loss that my heart goes out to each of you.

Lisa, I have a special empathy with you. We had our hearts set on a house we didn't get in October, and I was heart-broken even though everyone said something better would come along. It made me want to scream when people said that. Guess what, it was true. We're closing on the 17th on a house that makes my heart sing. Your house will find you.

Salty Mama said...

So sorry Linda, Fuck a Duck to cancer, from me for you.
Not much to report here, Fuck school budget cuts, Fuck being fat, Fuck never having enough time, same old blah, blah, blah.

Anonymous said...

I am avoiding Derfwad Manor like a teenaged girl avoiding the locker she used to share with her now-fucking-ex-boyfriend.

I am still so bummed. And I"m annoyed that there aren't more Derfs here! Let's pass the word!

My fucking BROTHER is being fucking stupid. Manic depressive is my non-psychologically-educated opinion.
My sister's fucking marriage is going down the crapper.
I pee when I fucking sneeze.
I've been "dieting" for 6 weeks. I'll bet I haven't lost any weight. I am NOT weighing myself for another 6.

Fuck a DUCK!

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

FUCK A DUCK! I went to the wake of a 12 year old boy, lost to cancer, last night.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Cancer deserves a gigantic FAD, over and over again.
Adding sleepless nights and crabby husbands to the list. And piles of cr@p that are mine to go through before hiring a Realtor. FAD!!

Jason, as himself said...

I said it on Saturday when I dropped my cell phone in the toilet while I was serving food at my restaurant.

Mrs. G. said...

Over here rooting for all Derfs dealing with health issue!

Fuck a duck, my kid has been accepted into the grad school of her dreams--she and 29 others made it into the Med SLP program!!

Mrs. G. said...

Linda, hugs. I forgot to write that. I can't imagine.

Anonymous said...

FAD with lazy co-workers who won't do their job and make life miserable. Just do what you're supposed to do and leave everyone else alone!

FAD to budget cuts and too many people needing assistance. Doesn't anyone care about our less fortunate?

FAD we need to spread the word--love FAD Fridays!

Cindy in Walla Walla said...

Well, Fuck-a-Duck!

Why oh why dear sweet daughter of mine do you INSIST on not checking weather reports? Yes, I do believe that flashing sign that says "chains required" means you too.

Yes, it is disappointing.

No, it isn't my fault.

No, it isn't your father's fault either.

No, we can't magically make it better.

Okay, yes we can. Reservations have been made for you in that beautiful lodge. Again.

Just like during Thanksgiving when I missed the family dinner so Dad and I could go pick you up in fucking Arlington.

But (t? snicker) fuck a duck child, why the fuck do you insist on traveling in poor weather? A closed pass means a closed pass.

Checking road conditions before embarking on a ROAD TRIP? Priceless!

And to all of the Derfs out there with real problems, my FAD pales in comparison.

My prayers are with each of you.

Regina said...

F'ing whiney actors with their f'ing "Its all about me" attitude!

Sigh....thanks.... I needed that.

Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to those of you who have had to deal with losses in your lives. It is never easy.
Makes my issues pale in comparison. But I still want to say fuck to my husband who doesn't approve of a male friend I have. Totally platonic, but evidently I am to find friends my own age and gender. If it were so fucking easy to do that don't you think I would do it in the first place. He can talk to female co-workers about non-work things, but evidently I am not allowed male friends. Fuck that!

Anonymous said...

@Mrs. G fucking awesome.
@All who have lost someone fucking unfair and I'm sorry.
@Annonymus with the UTI's I fucking concur. Men get a fucking blue pill and we get fucking UTI's. This after a lifetime of cramps and PMS and childbirth (fuck Eve and the snake she came in on). I don't want fucking hormones (I'm a cancer survivor) I just want some fucking understanding. I'm sick of hearing this is the way it will be. If so take me now, I'm fucking done.
Old Hag