Category Archives: Life

Happy Father’s Day, Pops!

Wishing all of you amazing dads out there a Father’s Day filled with everything you like to do! And to my awesome dad, my hero. Happy Father’s Day! I love you with all my heart.

PS: See you Thursday, Pop!

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An Short Open Letter To Telemarketers

Dear Telemarketers,

You know how I know it’s you? When you call between 7 and 8pm. Our conversations typically go like this:

Me: ‘Hello.’
You: No response (with audible call center conversations happening in the background)
Me: ‘Hello?’
You: (a five second pause) ….Yes, May I speak with Ms…
Me: Click!

I realize that for some inexplicable reason Wednesdays is one of your Big Days, but please stop calling. Please?

No love,

Jamie Awesome

Back To Regular Programming…

Yes, you all have been patiently wondering where the heck I’ve been. No, I’m not dead. Yes, I’ve been sick. No, I haven’t been taking enough time off from work. Yes, I’m feeling better now. No, I haven’t been posting on The Pompomist enough, okay?!

My apologies to my readers. So chillax! The Pompomist will continue with regular programming riiiight abouuuut…. NOW!

Another Episode On My Mother’s Key Word Problems

Remember my mother’s problem of not remembering the key/most important word in a conversation? Well, here’s a recent episode:

[Date: typical Sunday afternoon]
[Place: Me driving with mom on our way to a local store]

Me: “I don’t know why, but when I reach a certain speed, the steering wheel starts shaking.”
Mom: “Oh. That happened to my car the other day! But it’s fixed now.”
Me: “Really? I have to take my car to the mechanic… What was the diagnosis on your car?”
Mom: “The mechanic said it had to do with the ‘I don’t know what’.”
Me: “Okaaay… so how much did the ‘I don’t know what’ cost you?”
Mom: “About $50 dollars…”
Me: “Oh. Good to know.”

I love you, mom.

Just Chilling…

Me lazying around...

I am so happy is a long weekend! I had a few options as to what to do this Memorial weekend: visit my aunt at West Palm Beach, my cousins in Orlando or Froggy‘s house at Fort Pierce.

I chose to stay home and, since everyone leaves the city or goes to the beach during holidays, I now have the city all to myself! I can run the streets, park where I want, never wait in a line anywhere. Ha!

After working 6 to 7 days a week for the past month or so, this weekend I am just going to lay around and do nothing… and I am very happy about this!

How Will You Spend Your Stimulus Check?

How will I spend my stimulus check you ask? That’s a no-brainer. It will all go to fill up my empty gas tank! Then I’ll be very happy that I can drive my car again!

So yeah, I am doing my job to stimulate the much needed stimulation of Exxon/Mobil and OPEC. Maybe I’ll end up with about $40, which I intend to spend at the grocery store.

Just doing my patriotic job….

See how other’s are spending their economic stimulus check.

Scented Candles

One of the gifts I got for mom is a scented candle set. I also enjoy purchasing scented candles for myself. Some candles really smell wonderful. When guests arrive, they swear you have apple with cinnamon simmering on the stove. But others is either a. After a few hours burning, smell like a male cat marked his territory, and/or b. Have a name of a scent that is clearly not known to nature. For example:

Sea Foam: Let’s see… if by ‘Sea’ you mean The Dead Sea, and by ‘Foam’ you mean the Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner, then okay… agreed.

Summer Night: If by ‘Summer’ you mean sweat, and by night you mean uh… how’s that supposed to smell?

Patchouli: I will be brave here and say something that apparently a lot of people have been afraid to say for years… Patchouli stinks!

Mountain Breeze: Another ridiculous name. I mean, what is mountain breeze? The smell of rock? Moss? Cows?

Baked Cookies: No one has ever captured this scent. These candles actually smell like baked Play-Doh.

Candle companies… hope you can work on this.