Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tiiii-iiiiime is on my side

Hey, remember that really annoying Time Warner commercial from a couple years ago? I know that doesn't help much because, as Time Warner is Satan's boyfriend, it follows that he puts out the most annoying commercials known to mankind, surpassed only by Hidy Honda and Buddy's Carpet. Those might be local commercials. Sorry. Actually no, if you've never seen a Hidy Honda or Buddy's Carpet commercial, consider yourself lucky.

Anyway. There was this really annoying Time Warner commercial, and in it, Vanessa Carlton (remember her?) warbles that song Time is On My Side. My point is, it's like the worst rendition of that song in existence. And I'm counting that time I sang it at a karaoke bar after 18 shots of tequila. OK, that never happened, but if it HAD, it still would have been better than that song. Um. Right. So.

I have absolutely no reason to be blogging right now, other than I'm bored and I have nothing else to do. Hey, it's just like the days of yore! You know! Yore! When I used to work at that orthodontist office and they would leave me unattended every Friday and I'd run out of work around 10 and spend the rest of the day blogging and reading the Internets! Good times. My 'n' key keeps sticking. So if any words are misspelled, that's why. I keep accidentally typing my name like this: Jeie, which is great because what I really want is for everyone at work to think I don't know how to spell my name right. Although, according to my parents, I haven't been spelling my name right since 4th grade. That's when I changed it from "Jenny" to "Jennie" because there were four other Jennifers in my class and they all went by Jenny and they all spelled it with a 'y' and I was all, "I want to be different!" I wish someone had told me I didn't have to change the spelling of my name because I was always going to be "different," no matter how I spelled my name. It would have saved a lot of confusion. And time. Because I've had lots of conversations like this:

HP (Hypothetical Person, not Harry Potter): Do you go by Jennifer?
Me: No, Jennie.
HP: Is that with a 'y' or an 'i'?
Me: "i-e."
HP: ...oh.

I didn't think it was that weird in 4th grade, but people seem to have a hard time with it. I almost started spelling it like this: Jinniey. I'm glad I didn't, though. Most people default to the wrong spelling (Jenny), but I don't get offended considering a lot of my family doesn't even remember to spell it right (Jennie). Tamara tried to convince me that I should start going by "Jen" or "Jennifer" at my new job, just to switch things up. I fully intended to do so on my first day, but then my new boss led me around introducing me as "Jennie with an ie," and I knew it wasn't going to happen. I finally got someone to remember that I'm Jennie with an 'ie' JUST when I don't want anyone to call me Jennie at ALL. Isn't it ironic? Well? Alanis? Anyone?

Anyway, NOW my point is I'm going to start going by Cassandra. Tell your friends.

9 comments:

heather! anne! said...

Do you spell that "Cassy" or "Cassie"?

mysterygirl! said...

"I wish someone had told me I didn't have to change the spelling of my name because I was always going to be "different," no matter how I spelled my name. It would have saved a lot of confusion." = hilarious.

And don't worry, I knew you weren't talking to Harry Potter, because Harry would totally know how to spell your name unprompted.

Tam said...

Boo Cassandra, man up at work - will ya?

You should have spelled it Ginny - like this big boobie lady down the hall from my office.

Most celebs don't change their names until AT LEAST tenth grade, you were ahead of the game.

Also, when people call me Tammy/Tammie I punch them in the balz.

Jennie! said...

h!a! I spell it like this: Cassadra.

mg! that's true because he's MAGIC.

Tam, you do not seem like a Tammy at ALL.

Tam said...

tell that to the people with the punched in balz!

sarah g said...

Woulda been cool had it been Harry Potter. Nonetheless, it made it laugh out loud.
Thank you. (cassadra)

Stephanie said...

I like the Hidy Honda commercials. Is that wrong?

Jill said...

Hi Jennie,
I can't seem to find an email address for you! Could you send it to me? Jill@jillwrites.com. Thanks!
Jill

Heidi said...

I hated that Vanessa Carlton commercial. I remember that because a woman I used to work with said her husband called Time Warner and asked them to stop playing that commercial! haha

Also, in high school one of my friends said I looked like a Melanie so many people from high school think my name is Melanie because that's how he introduced me to everyone my first week of high school. AWESOME