Tuesday, August 15, 2006

A little game, and then you're "IT"

From dear sweet TracyLynn of KaplyInc, whose Machiavallian tendencies reach through the blogosphere to tap unsuspecting bloggers on the shoulder and run away screaming, "You're IT!"

Here we go:

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet and current street name) Pepper MitchellTown

2. YOUR MOVIE STAR NAME: (grandfather/grandmother on your mom's side, your favorite candy) Minnie "Peanut" Eminem (blogger's note: hee!)

3. YOUR "FLY GIRL/GUY" NAME: (first initial of first name, first two or three letters of your middle name) K Le

4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) Blue Dog

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born) Lee Amity (ville)

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first name, first 2 letters of mom's maiden name and first 3 letters of the town you grew up in.) Johke Boves y'all this name is AWESOME!

7. SUPERHERO NAME: (your favorite color, favorite drink) The Blue OJ! I hate this name. Let's make up a new method.........one characteristic your friends would name to describe you, and a body part. Therefore, I am The Verbose Colon!

There you go. Stuff that makes no sense at all, wedged in between blog content that rocks this world and several others.


Oh, and feel free to play along! I'm off to conquer bad guys like The Red Mist, who shall have no fingers with which to tap shoulders when I'm through using my powers of colonic verbosity.

Wow, did THAT sound bad.


Dragon said...

colonic verbosity - sounds kinda sexy :)

Rick said...

I had to stop at #1: Buffy the Middle-aged White Guy.

tiff said...

dragon - it is a power unsurpassed in this world. :>

rick - bwahahahaha!!! You're not right, man.

rennratt said...

My Rockstar name is Equinox Gold, my movie star name is Katy Freemont Reece's, and my Superhero name is Green Coke.

I used my first pet as an ADULT...

tiff said...

renn - I am SO not worthy of your friendship. Equinox Gold is beyond cool!!

XO, Tiff

Tracy Lynn said...

You made me laugh so hard, I choked.
The Red Mist fears NO ONE!

I'm telling your colon to shut up. YOU HEARD ME.

tiff said...

TL - bah, I'm not interested in your fear, I merely want you obeisance. :>

woo! Big words!! I'm giddy wid da powah!!!

ahem. FEAR ME!

Deb R said...

I would do this if any of mine were any good, but I figured them up as I read yours and my answers all suck rocks!

Jorge said...

Jorge from the WVSR here.

Sorry Tiff. If it makes you feel any better, that was a co-workers check, not mine.

And while it's true that I am well compenstated, everyone who does my job takes a hell of a beating doing it. I was on probation for 4 months this year for not hitting my monthly quota. About 1/3 of the people in my office are on at one time or another. While I was on probation I had the best quarter I've had in 3 years. At the same time, two people on my team were fired for not hitting their targets.

All of us are evaluated daily. My bosses boss sends a report to his boss (our Regional VP) every morning with our latest sales figures. I get a copy and if I want to could use it to tell you exactly what eveyone I work with is making to the penny. I also have to provide forecasts and be within 5% of my wildassed guess every week. Every executive in the company has an on line tool that they can use to see what I've been doing and decide for themselves whether or not I'm working hard enough. And even if I'm number 1 in the office on the 31st, its back to being a loser on the 1st.

Also, most of my cusmters bitch that they hate my products, hate my customer service orgnaization and think that generally my company is out to get them.

So yeah, the pay can be obscene if you're doing well. Yes, they've given away mini coopers, a BMW, and plasma TVs to some of my friends. Yes, I've taken home a couple of iPODs and some really cool tools from Home Depot on their dime. Sure, I've been to the NBA finals and in suites at NASCAR and Major League baseball games. You can do it too. All you have to do is be OK with the fact that any day can be your last and there's nothing to hide behind if you don't make your numbers.

OK, was I bragging or bitching just then? Seriously, I'm not sure.

Its all a trade off. I take a large risk in that if I don't sell I don't get what should be about 40% of my pay. I also give up a lot of job security. As the company grows I expect to see pay come down (I took a 20% pay cut in July) but security increase.

So far no one I know wants to trade me jobs.

And while I don't plan on fathering "dozens" of children, my first shecret arrived about 3 and a half weeks ago. My wifecret is going to stay with her for a while, so now I have to keep my job just to make sure they have a place to live.

And it's late and tim eto get some rest.

Have a good one,

tiff said...

deb r - that's why I changed the rules. You can too! :>

jorge! My goodness, I wouldn't want you job either. All the mino coopers in the world can't buy your way out of what sounds like a HUGE stress load. You can have it.

Actually, I was joking on the WVSR, but I'm really glad you shed some light on the subject. I'll take my hands off this topic now!

And -CONGRATULATIONS on the arrival of the shecret. Welcome to the rest of your life; it's quite the ride!