Testing out theories about electric chairs, maybe?

Oh fine, that title relates more to the video, than what I will actually be doing, but its loosely related. Hey, I know, I’d be more interested in being the one wired up, than offering advice on it, anyway!

OK, with this job I’m doing at present, for a couple more weeks at least, before taking up the better offer, the fun starts here! The last 4 weeks, which were 2 weeks of customer service training, followed by 2 weeks of customer service theory were fine, hardly surprising given my work history, lets face it. But now, assuming that no one discovers my plans, and throws me out, or they simply come to a deal to let me go (at interview, I was told earliest start was 9.00, which I could do. at job, earliest start is 7.30, which I cant do, to Leeds), I go into technical services training.

Lets face it, anyone here that knows me well, knows that I’m more interested in being controlled by technology, than being the one in control. They also probably know that my personal technical knowledge, isnt a lot! Why worry, when its not the side of technology I want to be on, and a couple of folk here know a lot more about it than me, anyway? So yes, this could be, err, fun! The only blessing is, however much of it I pick up, I’m not going to be putting it into practice anyway, which might, or might not be for the best?

To be honest, I’m not sure how much I will learn will be of use to me in the outside world, or how much of it is so purely related to the job, to know how much benefit I will get from it, but we will see? And yes, you’re also right, I’d much prefer it if the technology training was being done in a ‘suitable’ technological way! Ah well…

Electric chair? Fine, depends how its aligned, I guess? Neural download chair, oh yes please, most definitely! I might even stay if it was being done like that! πŸ˜€ Sadly, not going to happen, but then again, neither is me staying!

There is one other little downside, training means I’m back to 9.00 starts, which means getting up by 5.45, so, yuck! I will get a little more time in the evening, so swings and roundabouts, but besides that…?

OK, video time. No, I dont think I’ll count as a Tesla Girl at any point, though I will be testing out technological theories, I guess? Me, fine, I’d be happier being the one in the chair, having my mind, and body tampered with, but besides all that…whistles innocently… Not the original video though, this is live in Los Angeles, a week ago today. Only wish I could have been there, believe me!

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A whimsical notion, to travel to Rio tonight

What for? Well, apart from a forthcoming Olympics, not a lot, I guess? But fine, that should give you a clue to tonights video at least. That really was a two way choice, but hey, this is the preferred choice. I wouldnt be surprised if you dont get the other later this month, anyway.

So, given it starts next Friday, and apart from tomorrow, this is the last posting before then, I thought I’d better give it a quick mention. No, in truth, I wont go out of my way to see much of it, especially given that the evening entertainment, which tends to be the highlights, will be overnight here in the UK.

In truth, so far at least, its beginning to look a slight non event. A vast majority of the Russian competitors are banned, due to past, and present drug enhancements of their talents, their weightlifters even being pulled, because their Federation pretty much admitted they are cheating the system. Not that I suspect that all the competitors from other countries are innocent, much the opposite in fact, but anyway…! Its fair to say that one or two sports are so tainted, it would be the ones not cheating who would be the exception, rather than the other way around!

No, I’ve never actually been to an Olympic event, which is probably something I will regret someday, especially when they were held in London, but it was my choice. Funnily enough, I’ve been to a few cities where relatively recent Olympics were held, and seen a few locations used, but thats about it.

In that sense, the obvious place to start is London, where the last Olympics were held. In fact Stratford wasnt very far from where I lived between 2003, and 2005, but given I left just after the announcement, I havent seen the stadia in person. Yes, it might have been fun to have gone back, and seen the area in 2012, but given the prices of most tickets, the travel, and accommodation costs I would have incurred, I passed on that. As I say, give me a few years, I might regret it, but for now… As I say, 1908, and 1948 really arent relevant now.

The other city with special Olympic memories for me, is Athens. Not from when it actually happened in 2004, but from when it didnt happen, but they assumed it would, in 1996. There seemed to be some confident assumption in Greece that they would get said Olympics, as the centenary of the first one held there. Thing is, for whatever reason, they didnt, Atlanta beat them, and lots of recriminations ensued. My amusing memory of all this, going out there at the end of September 1990, on holiday, and seeing numerous shirts, and tops, proudly proclaiming Athens Olympics 1996, and of course, it wasnt going to happen. Surprisingly, not, they were being sold off cheap! Yes, I got one, though of course I dont still have it now. I did actually get to see 1 historic stadium from 1896 in Athens, but that was it.

The one city where I have seen Olympic venues, is the obvious one, Los Angeles. In fact, some of the venues from both 1932, and 1984 survive, and I saw them last year, on both trips. There is talk that they are going to try to again hold them in 2024 (the reason why Metro trains are going to be connected to the Airport), but we will see. In truth, unless I’m living in the area (I only wish!) by then, I’ll probably pass, for a ‘quieter’ time in the city, a merely relative term. Its why I’m amused by the fact I love the city so much, as it, especially Hollywood, is so unlike me, but hey, it happened anyway!

I have also been to Amsterdam, but as it was held there only in 1928, there wasnt much to see!

The video, as I say, was a 2 way choice. Given my love of the eclectic humor of Mike Nesmith, my love of The Monkees as a group, and the feel of the video, this was the obvious choice.

Turn me into the perfect wife, and mother, please!

I have a friend who thinks I’ll make the perfect step mother for his children. Yes, as I’m sure he’s unlikely to read this, I’ll happily question his sanity on that matter. Me, who has very happily never had any children in her life, as a mother? Yes, fine, stop laughing now…maybe?

The other snag for me, is that I am thoroughly out of practice in all other issues relating to motherhood! Yes, those little things like being the perfect cook, and everything else, hopelessly out of practice. I’m the only one in the house thats working, so the others tend to do the meals. And fine, even when they’re away, like next week, its going to be meals, of the ready cooked kind, because of the time factor, by the time I get home from work, and the fact I’m hopelessly out of practice at doing anything more.

And yes, I’m talking years, and lots of them since I last did any real, serious cooking, about 15 in all honesty. So, someone thinking I make perfect mother material, hmm? Of course, I guess I can become good mother material, with time, and practice, but yes, there are times when I wish I could be turned into the perfect 50’s housewife, just like that, a la Stepford method ideally! Fine, I’d enjoy that far too much, but why not?

I dont know, can a 58 year old, who has never had kids, has done limited housekeeping skills in many years, and so much more, become the perfect mother? Seriously? It may well be one of those situations where I’ll jump in the water, and swim like a duck, as I guess when something needs to be done, and you get into a groove, it becomes easier?

But yes, what I’m saying is, if anyone knows of a handy neural download, or a complete mental makeover, that would make me at least a semi decent mother, then please, do it to me, asap! Stepford wife supreme would be heavenly, but anything that gives me the skills to be the near perfect home maker, yes please! My wonderful friend, Stacie is saying she’s going to do just that to me, but sadly, I think she’s kidding!

Oh, fine, I have an incentive, lets face it. Who wouldnt want to be a step mum in California, lets face it? Its just that I want to at least be good at it, for his sake, and his children’s sake too, but as things stand, hmm?

So yes, if anyone knows any method that can turn me into a good housewife/working wife, and mum, let me know, I think I might need it! Fine, I’m sure I do, but…

Right, the video. Well, you know me, I love all things vintage, and yes, being ‘transformed’ into the dream 50’s mum/housewife, would be heavenly. In truth, my heart is probably in the 30’s, but of course, the whole ‘dream mother’ scenario of Stepford is so 50’s, that…

Not that this woman would make the perfect 50’s mum, it has to be said. Perfect sex kitten, absolutely, mind. Folks, let me introduce the absolutely amazing, Eartha Kitt!

I wonder if you’ll stay now?

So fine, I’m doing it this way first, just as much to see who actually reads the blog, and therefore gets the news, as opposed to those folk who ‘like it’ on Facebook, without bothering to read it? Yes, I will announce it formally at some point tomorrow, but for now… πŸ˜‰

Last night, unofficially, and this morning, officially, it was confirmed that I was being offered my preferred job option, the one in Bradford. However, I have to be discreet about who I tell, and when, given that I dont plan to leave this job until about a week before I start there (near the end of August), simply because I need the money, and clearly I’ve closed my job benefits thing accordingly, and cant reopen it now.

The why’s arent hard to see, its far better money, better hours, less travel costs, and a more interesting job. I openly admit, if I’d known I was going to be offered this one, I wouldnt have taken the other, but anyway…fate decreed they told me one day after, of course!

Mind, if my current employers want to convince me to stay, by interesting methods of doing so, they are welcome to do so. Fine, I’d love that, and fine, its the only way I’m staying, in truth, even losing out on the free lunches lol! But yes, absolutely, I’d love to be ‘made’ to change my mind about leaving, you bet I would!

I know, I know, but a girl can dream, at least!

A very apt, and very haunting song for the video tonight

Can’t Get You Out Of My Head

In all my call center experience, all I’ve ever worked with, is what you would term, a wired headset. In other words you plug a jackplug into your phone, or socket box, and get all your calls through that. Yes, it limits the amount you can move, while working, but hey, thats fine, if you need to leave the desk, you just take them off, and move about freely. Otherwise, does it matter if you can, or cant move away from your seat while working, probably not?

So yes, you’ve guessed it, this workplace has wireless headphones! Yes, within a reasonable range, you can move around at work, while taking calls! Now, if you need to use your computer, you cant go far, but if you’re in the middle of a call which is all talk, and no do, it can be done, and yes, I saw it. OK, its amusing, because seemingly no one seemed to know how to set it up, so that I could listen in on calls too, but we got there in the end.

I’m told the main issue with them, is the lack of hearing your own voice, but I’m pretty sure I can survive that, in truth. I wont actually find out what thats like until I hit the main floor (if I ever get there, as it would be about 6 weeks, and I have got another better job in the pipeline), as the training center uses the old fashioned wired version, seemingly. Sadly, unless they’re saving that for post training, these headphones show no desire to send interesting signals into the headphones, and forwarded into our minds. Ah well… πŸ˜‰ Oh fine, I’m probably the only one who would love that, but anyway…a promise that they would, might be the only way they’ll keep me lol!

Yes, Customer Service side of things, fine by me. Technical service though, which we’re meant to start training for, in a fortnight, hmm? I mean, lets face it, me, I’m more interested in being controlled by technology, than controlling it! But if still there, I’ll give it a go, at least.

Of course, I could equally be setting up for an acting career in the US…fine, I know, not going to happen, but… joke!

Fine, the video. Major hint in the title, and I’d love to have the chance to be dressed like the dancers in this, oh please!

Anyone fancy giving me a role like this?

Firstly, let me say, I never heard back about the bride advert role, before anyone asks. No, I’m not surprised, given my age, compared to the desired age range, and I’m pretty sure the fact I’m not resident in North America, and therefore would include extra travel, and work paperwork, probably played a part in that, but who knows? I also got asked this week if I was interested in a gentle break back into acting, in the New York State/New England area, but they needed me to have a working visa, or green card, which I havent, so not going to happen. No point in applying, even if I had the money to do so, because I gather thats the issue for the UK actress originally offered the role. Yes, they want a Brit, but unfortunately, US Immigration arent seemingly as thrilled by the idea, at least not in releasing paperwork required quickly! Such is life, as that would be amazing, but I havent got the money for the visa, even if everything else could be done in time. I know, just wanted you to know that my talents skills seem to be in demand at present, even if no work, and decent wages are going to come out of it, shame! I only reminded my agency I existed when I sent them some new pics for a diversity talent workshop in LA today!

So, OK, fine, if Progressive ever make ads like this, I might get a visa, by hook, or by crook, but for now…

This morning, over at Fembot Central, someone provided links to a couple of amusing pictures. By changing the name of said insurance company to Regressive, I assume they can get around the rules? I’m only providing links, not images, just in case! Given that I could see these without being logged in, I assume others can too?

http://kyo-domesticfucker.deviantart.com/art/Flobot-Tf-500366820
http://kyo-domesticfucker.deviantart.com/art/Flo-and-Flobot-turning-to-a-girl-into-a-Flobot-457735035

Yes, fine, I wouldnt look anywhere near as concerned by the prospect of this being done to me, as the lady seems to be in Image 2! A little bit of hunting found 2 more similar pictures, that all seem to be part of the process, and fine, the first one of this pair, I would love done to me!

http://crash2014.deviantart.com/art/Flobot-3-554676022
http://crash2014.deviantart.com/art/Flobot-4-554676439

Yes, looking like, and thinking as little as I suspect the bot in the last image does, pure heaven!

As I say, thats an ad I’d love to make, though I doubt very much Progressive would see that as suitable for their market lol! But fine, if anyone wants me to act this out, or do it to me for real, yes please!

The video. Let me say I know nothing about this group, but given their name, it seemed far too apt for this blog. Lets just say that the song they’re covering, I’m old enough to remember the original!

Here comes the bride?

No, dont panic, not for real, definitely not yet, and probably never, in all truth. But getting to dress up as a bride, well, I would say it was unlikely, but you never know. When I got home from work on Friday evening, a friend on Twitter had let me know about this link.

Or for those of you who like the information in easy form

For this campaign, we are looking to cast a transgender woman, around 21-50 years old, to portray our bride. This spot tells the story of a bride on her wedding day and captures the power of optimism in a real, bright, sometimes heavy, but mostly positive way. This is an acting role (not portraying yourself) so there may be some dialogue required. We’re looking for someone who is dynamic, interesting and able to give us real emotion and a genuine, loving smile. Ideally someone with a story to tell, optimistic light inside, expressive eyes and has acting ability. Script can be provided upon request

Fine, strictly I dont fit into that age range, but everyone tells me I dont look my age, and I’m told my smile is good, so I’ve given it a go, and sent off an application, selling myself accordingly. The money is good ($4500, plus travel costs), the filming is in LA, so what more could I ask? The obvious answers, to have acted more recently, to be a bit, if not a lot younger (I’m sure they are ideally seeking someone nearer the lower end of that age range), but what the hell, if you dont try, you dont know, and as a few friends have said to me, I’m only going to hear the answer “No” at worst. In fact, its what I’m expecting, but if it enables me to get a foot in the door, who knows?

But no, I havent yet looked to see if the Dodgers are at home at all, during filming dates, for some strange reason lol. Though fine, if by some miracle it does happen, I sure will! Knowing my luck, they wont be, but anyway…when I’m a star of multiple TV ads, and living in town, stop laughing, I’m very much only joking now!

I must admit, despite being horribly independent nowadays, I’ve always dreamed of wearing a wedding dress, since the first day I knew I wanted to become a woman, back in 2001, but never imagined it happening. It almost certainly wont, but maybe, just maybe?

The video. Massive clue in the blog title, this time. I know, shock horror…