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Archive for December 7th, 2007

Get Aboard the Linky Love Train!

Posted by cotojo on December 7, 2007

Mariuca  invited me to join her on a new Linky Love Train. It’s been a while since I’ve gone on one of these cool and wicked rides, so I’m definitely game for another one. Plus, this is such an easy tag to do so how could I not do it NOW?!

The rules: When you get tagged, you have to add your name below the person who tagged you and by doing so you are letting the list grow.
Rachel’s Soulful Thoughts
When Silence Speaks
Dancing in Midlife Tune
Underneath it All
I am Dzoi
Hobbies and Such
moms…..check nyo
Choc Mint Girl
Amel’s Realm
My Thoughts
Rusin Roundup
Juliana’s Site
Rooms of My Heart
Colin aka cotojo
A Great Pleasure
Free PC Security
LadyJava’s Lounge
Francis & Deborah
Il vaso di Pandora
Non Lineare
Semplicemente Lisa
la penna che graffia
Ev Nucci
Il Gnagnera
Sani Journal
Rantings of a Woman
La Place de Cherie
Enjoying The Ride
A Window To Our World
Retchel’s Pure Life
We Are Family
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Echoes of Life
My 3 Boys and I
Juliana’s Lair
Bless Sanctuary
Confessions of An Army Wife 
Jean’s my So-called Life
So cute tiny pixels
Denz Techtronics Blog
Wanna Be On Top!
Carpe Diem
My so-called Life
CC’s Lifestyles and Reviews
Pinay’s Lifestyles
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
The Creativity Of Me
Scattered Thoughts of Mine
Another Journal of Mine
My Drama
By The Way
Paul, Toni and Lance – Bridging the Distance
Live Love Pink
In The Lance’s Mind
My Life
Rants and Ramblings
Our Journey to Life
Simply the best
Paul and Toni
Alpha’s Blog
because life is fun
The Simple Life of a Baghag
Sweet Lullaby
Buzzing Around
The Story of Me
The Alien Next Door
Blessings in Life
Misery Loves Company
My Views On My So Called Life
Momma Stuff
My Charmed Life
Something Purple
Something Purple, A Detour
Journal of a Pinay Working Mom
My Li’l Spot of Sunshine
Reality Notes
100% Kelly
Thinking Out Loud
Whats Up Caryl
Everyday Life
A Great Pleasure
Jeane Michelle Culp ndpthepoetress
Chez Francine

I will add new passengers to this list when I get notification that they have joined.

Enjoy the super ride aboard the Linky Love Train 🙂

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Changes at The North Pole

Posted by cotojo on December 7, 2007

RE: Organizational Changes at the North Pole
The recent announcement that Donner and Blitzen have elected to take the early reindeer retirement package has triggered a good deal of concern about whether they will be replaced, and about other restructuring decisions at the North Pole.

Streamlining was necessary due to the North Pole’s loss of dominance of the season’s gift distribution business. Home shopping channels and mail order catalogs have diminished Santa’s market share. He could not sit idly by and permit further erosion of the profit picture.

The reindeer downsizing was made possible through the purchase of a late model Japanese sled for the CEO’s annual trip. Improved productivity from Dasher and Dancer, who summered at the Harvard Business School, is anticipated. Reduction in reindeer will also lessen airborne environmental emissions for which the North Pole has received unfavorable press.

I am pleased to inform you that Rudolph’s role will not be disturbed. Tradition still counts for something at the North Pole. Management denies, in the strongest possible language, the earlier leak that Rudolph’s nose got that way, not from the cold, but from substance abuse. Calling Rudolph “a lush who was into the sauce and never did pull his share of the load” was an unfortunate comment, made by one of Santa’s helpers and taken out of context at a time of year when he is known to be under executive stress.

Today’s global challenges require the North Pole to continue to look for better, more competitive steps. Effective immediately, the following economy measures are to take place in the “Twelve Days of Christmas” subsidiary: The partridge will be retained, but the pear tree never turned out to be the cash crop forecasted. It will be replaced by a plastic hanging plant, providing considerable savings in maintenance.The two turtle doves represent a redundancy that is simply not cost effective. In addition, their romance during working hours could not be condoned. The positions are therefore eliminated.The three French hens will remain intact. After all, everyone loves the French.The four calling birds were replaced by an automated voice mail system, with a call waiting option. An analysis is underway to determine who the birds have been calling, how often and how long they talked.The five golden rings have been put on hold by the Board of Directors. Maintaining a portfolio based on one commodity could have negative implications for institutional investors. Diversification into other precious metals as well as a mix of T-bills and high technology stocks appear to be in order.

The six geese-a-laying constitutes a luxury which can no longer be afforded. It has long been felt that the production rate of one egg per goose per day is an example of the decline in productivity. Three geese will be let go, and an upgrading in the selection procedure by personnel will assure management that from now on every goose it gets will be a good one.

The seven swans-a-swimming is obviously a number chosen in better times. The function is primarily decorative. Mechanical swans are on order. The current swans will be retrained to learn some new strokes and therefore enhance their outplacement.

As you know, the eight maids-a-milking concept has been under heavy scrutiny by the EEOC. A male/female balance in the workforce is being sought. The more militant maids consider this a dead-end job with no upward mobility. Automation of the process may permit the maids to try a-mending, a-mentoring or a-mulching.

Nine ladies dancing has always been an odd number. This function will be phased out as these individuals grow older and can no longer do the steps.

Ten Lords-a-leaping is overkill. The high cost of Lords plus the expense of international air travel prompted the Compensation Committee to suggest replacing this group with ten out-of-work congressmen. While leaping ability may be somewhat sacrificed, the savings are significant because we expect an oversupply of unemployed congressmen this year.

Eleven pipers piping and twelve drummers drumming is a simple case of the band getting too big. A substitution with a string quartet, a cutback on new music and no uniforms will produce savings which will drop right down to the bottom line.

We can expect a substantial reduction in assorted people, fowl, animals, and other expenses. Though incomplete, studies indicate that stretching deliveries over twelve days is inefficient. If we can drop ship in one day, service levels will be improved. Regarding the lawsuit filed by the attorney’s association seeking expansion to include the legal profession (“thirteen lawyers-a-suing) action is pending.

Lastly, it is not beyond consideration that deeper cuts may be necessary in the future to stay competitive. Should that happen, the Board will request management to scrutinize the Snow White Division to see if seven dwarfs is the right number.

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