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1. the act of a person or thing that stuffs.
2. a material or substance used to stuff something.
3. seasoned bread crumbs or other filling used to stuff a chicken, turkey, etc., before cooking.

4. realizing after you've written your paper that you didn't use enough citations and quotes resulting in going back over it to find places to shove some more in

So true funny how it seems
always in time, but never in line for dreams.
Head over heels when toe to toe.
This is the sooooound of my soul,
this is the sound

I bought a ticket to the world,
but now I've come back again
Why do I find it hard to write the next line?
Oh I want the truth to be saaaaaaid

(PS - Don't judge me cause I dance around singing all crazy when nobody else is home)


Today a higher up told me that I was over-qualified for my government job.
I love how having a university degree makes me over-qualified to work in government.


Personality Tests at 6am



1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
3 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp each ground ginger and salt
1/8 tsp each ground nutmeg and cloves
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup peanut butter
3 tbsp margarine
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg (Ener-G)
1 tbsp agave syrup
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350°F

Paired with drink:

1 cl amaretto
pinch of coriander
pinch of nutmeg
2 cl apple juice (or apple chai tea juice)

Freakin' delicious.


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I'm totally procrastinating homework right now.

Jul. 10th, 2009

Dear Idiot,

For future reference 'Kodiak Shovel' is not considered a 4-digit number. I can see how you could make this mistake… no, wait… actually I can't. The box was very clearly labeled '4-digit equipment number', it seems to me like there was absolutely no room to misinterpret this, but apparently I was wrong. Not only will we be forwarding charges for the labour associated with having to jump through hoops to find out who you are, but in the mean time we will also be forwarding you a ticket for the bylaw violation for which we needed your EQPT number to nullify. Rest assured, despite the reason code on your ticket it is purely for your stupidity.

A lesson to the public in the future: I'm not paid to decipher your crappy printing, chase you down to get your information, or use my psychic powers to complete your half-filled out forms. If you're trying to pay your taxes/permit fees/tickets/whatever try filling out the forms correctly - and don't phone to yell at us when your bill goes into collections because your half-assed attempt at paying it on time fails due to your inability to read instructions (or ask for help) or print clearly the information we require.

Seriously, if you take your time and do it right the first time it will be better for all involved.

~A Government Employee


Sometimes I think that whenever my City puts on a beautiful fireworks show... it's the same thing as tossing our tax dollars up into the air and watching them explode.

Just saying.


Lets talk today about something that is not cool: faking stuff on your resume.

Now I’m not talking about little things such as listing a friend as one of your references, or saying that you worked for 8 months at Starbucks when you actually worked for 5 (I wouldn't personally do it but I wouldn't judge those who do). What I’m ranting about are those people who pretend they have skills which they obviously don't - especially when those skills are fundamental to their job.

Example A:
A person is hired for a job who has listed on their resume that they have graduated from the Toronto School of Economics. However, the job that they are hired for involves a position in Finance which includes projecting company costs based on market trends… something that they would not have the knowledge to do unless they had actually gone to school or apprenticed extensively. This lack of knowledge becomes clear during the probation period and the person is subsequently fired after screwing up a number of things and costing the company a ton of money in reparation damages.

Example B:
A person (personA) is hired into a position where one of the co-workers (personB) has absolutely no knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, etc.) or indeed much about computers in general, even though the job they are doing deals almost exclusively with computers. PersonB has survived thus far because the person who personA is replacing has been doing her work and babysitting her for the past year… while personB sits on cooking sites all day and collects a paycheque. PersonA finds out pretty fast that personB has no idea what they are doing and falsified their resume, and after spending a few frustrating weeks trying to teach personB how to use a computer gives up and refuses to do anything beyond their own extensive workload. This creates a feud between personA and personB (who thinks that person A should be carrying them). PersonB's job begins a slow path into becoming destructive to the organization, but since their 'work' has been adequate up to this point management continue to turn a blind eye to this person beyond the point of repeated warnings. Meanwhile, because personA continues to quietly do only their own work, personB starts a vicious rumour through the office email system about personA in retaliation

Both of these examples are about real people.
Both examples have wasted extensive time and resources within their company of origin.
Seriously people, if you aren't qualified and can't do a job don't lie about it. Spare us all the crap and just go back to Starbucks or something.

Le Tired

Dear Asshole,

Your car is stuck, deal with it.
I know you think that revving your engine loudly, for 45 minutes, at 4 IN THE FUCKING MORNING is going to unstick it; but if it didn't work for the first 5 minutes, why would it work for the next 40?

Further more, the street outside the apartment is not plowed which begs the question:
How where you planning on getting it anywhere after it was unstuck?

The snow has been there trapping your car in quite clearly for several days, so you had ample time to shovel a path, lay some salt, call the city and request a plow for the street, or plan ahead and take the bus.
Instead you've made me (and everyone else in the block i'm sure) mad; no tears will be shed when your tires are inevitably slashed today while you're gone.

Get your act together and try some consideration next time.

No Love,
~One Pissed Off Neighbour