Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Company Convenience: right on time for a mini-vacation!

My Company Convenience paper; a beautiful site, isn't it?

Yep, that's right, it's Company Convenience time again. Perfect timing, too, since we're visiting Branson, MO, this weekend for Labor Day weekend. So I'll be plenty rested for our little mini-vacation, both before and after!

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Another CC for 2020!

I'm on Company Convenience again! It started last Thursday and we're scheduled to go back to work Monday. That means I'll be getting unemployment pay plus that extra $600 for this week! 😊 But we're supposed to call work Friday and make sure that we're still scheduled to go back Monday. If not, we're supposed to call in every work day afterwards until they tell us to come in. Here's hoping I don't have to go back to work until next Thursday, because then I will only get two days of work in next week, which means I'll get unemployment pay plus that extra $600 one more time! 😁

Friday, June 19, 2020

CC 2020

Usually every year, I get Company Convenience from May to July.  But this year, I've been getting time off from work on occasion since the end of March due to the coronavirus.  This week I got off from work and it was the first time it was officially called Company Convenience.  All the other times it was called furlough for Covid-19.  Hey, I didn't care what they called it, as long as I got time off from work!  😀

Friday, January 31, 2020

Our trip to Grizzlies vs. Suns, January 26, 2020

Shortly before the game, we learned of the death of Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash earlier that day.

I'm holding the game's giveaway: a rally flag.  This was Lucky's second Grizzlies game, his first being earlier in the season, which was attended by just himself & Katie.

Us two cuties before the game.

We got upgraded seats after we got to FedExForum, but we were all spread out!

Barbra and I sat in Section 109, Row S, Seats 15 & 16...

...Katie & Lucky sat in Pinnacle 4...

...and Scott sat in Section 115.

Right before the game, the Grizzlies had a moment of silence for Kobe Bryant.  We heard before the game that at the beginning of the Raptors/Spurs game that day, both teams had taken 24-second shot clock violations to start the game to honor Bryant's #24.  I wondered if the Grizzlies & Suns would do that, too.  So sure enough, after the Grizzlies won the tip, they let the 24-second shot clock expire.  Then the Suns inbounded the ball in the backcourt without advancing it to the frontcourt.  I was thinking, "They're going to get an 8-second violation for not advancing it, why aren't they advancing it?"  Then I realized what they were doing: they were honoring the #8 that Bryant wore at the beginning of his career.  Then the crown chanted, "Kobe!  Kobe!"  The game clock also went out for a short while after the two violations, but I don't know whether it was part of the tribute, or if they were just having technical problems.

The series finale of Star Wars Resistance was also going to air that night, so I wore my Grizzlies/Star Wars hat, shirt, and lanyard!  (Well, I would've worn the lanyard anyway.  It holds my MVP Credential!)

The Grizzlies won 114-109

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Our trip to Grizzlies vs. Cavaliers, January 17, 2020

Barbra, Kaitlin, and I went to the Grizzlies game Friday night.  It was the second game that Katie has been to this season.  The Grizzlies were on a six-game winning streak heading into the game.

It was a Hardwood Classics Night, so the court had the old logos, as did my and Barbra's shirts!
The Hardwood Classics Night BamBams given away look like KISS makeup while in the package!

The giveaway was a Ja Morant Pocket Square for your suit breast pocket!
Celebrating 25 years of the Grizzlies franchise
Katie watches the happy crowd leave after the Grizzlies win their SEVENTH game in a row, 113-109!

Monday, July 01, 2019

CC 2019...extended!!!

I received a call from American Greetings today saying that my Company Convenience has been extended by a week!  Woooo hoooo!  Now I go back to work July 15 instead of July 8.  That's great because it helps to make up for us getting CC so late anyway.  We should have gotten it a week or two earlier than we did back in May.  If we had went back July 8, we would only have been off 6 and a half weeks, so now we'll be off 7 and a half weeks.  So that's more like it, because we should get 8-10 weeks off every year.  In my opinion, anyway.  😉

Thursday, June 06, 2019

Batman foils thieves who rob little towns along the Mississippi River in this month's Batman calendar. Was Osceola one of the towns?

I have the Vintage Batman 2019 Calendar by Asgard Press.  Every month features a different vintage Batman comic book cover.  This month's cover (the cover for June) is Detective Comics #90 from August 1944.  The title of the issue's Batman story is "Crime Between the Acts!"  It tells the story of a showboat called the Mississippi Mermaid that travels down the Mississippi River.  The troupe aboard the ship entertains the "river folk" at the little towns along the river, and during the intermissions of their shows, the troupe sneaks off the ship and robs the towns blind.  That is, until they're stopped by Batman and Robin!

I read the issue on the DC Universe streaming service and I was disappointed to find out that my hometown of Osceola, Arkansas was not one of the little towns that the showboat stopped at!

It was funny, though, that the showboat captain & leader of the river gang that robbed the towns was named Captain Ben.  After all, I played a character called Captain Ben in our Star Trek series of movies at Dramedy Productions!

Hmmmm...this Captain Ben doesn't look much like my Captain Ben...