Guest Blog: Raising the ego bar – a year in review

To help get into the spirit of the New Year celebrations, I asked Mrs. Abyss to highlight a few of her favorite blog posts of mine from 2010. You know, one of those ubiquitous “Year in Review” type of deals. This is what she came up with…

Mr. Abyss must really love me. He actually entrusted me to choose my favorite Abyss blog posts of 2010. Me! His harshest critic and fierce foe of his negativity bull crap. The task was actually much harder then I had imagined. I figured there may be one, possibly two posts I would ever consider worthy of additional praise; however I ended up with well over 30 Abyss-mal rantings that made me really laugh. It was tough, but I narrowed it down to 15.

#1. My favorite rantings are about gerbils. I personally think Abyss could start a blog strictly based on gerbil activity and FENS. As angry as I get about my son and his son, Tom’s take on our kids helps me to heal. If you are new to Abyss’s gerbil posts, I urge to search them out. They are funny, informative and terribly accurate. If you have your own gerbil at home and suffer from FENS, you are not alone!

Post: Something gerbil this way comes

#2. Ah, here is a classic! Abyss is always searching for a way to feel superior to every other human on Earth and his search is over. He did drop his status some by later giving up vegetarianism. Guess he’s not as quite as perfect as he thought?!

Post: Intelligence is a beach

#3. Tom told me to choose my favorite posts from his blog and I certainly picked this one right. His mistake in asking me to do this? He didn’t say the post had to be written by himself. Here’s one of my favs written by me! Why is it my favorite? Because it’s an accurate representation of one of my favorite people in the whole world… Mr. Abyss.

Post: Ode to Mr. Abyss

#4. I’m not much for Tom’s posts about his work woes. I hate whiny, poor me, my life is so pathetic rantings, however, I love this one because I can relate to it. Sadly, I think most of us can. Most bosses are A-1 assholes. Of all the asshole bosses I have ever had, none can compare to the one Tom had up until recently. This guy was not only a horrible excuse for a human, a loathsome liar and master manipulator; he was a also a world class fake Christian to the core.

Post: How to destroy your employees

#5. Simply one of Tom’s best creations!

Post: Hyppo and Critter – Inventions

#6. I was a vegetarian before Tom posted this, however it really helped confirm that I made the right decision. A co-worker of mine refuses to eat anything with a beak. “I only eat beef, chickens and other winged birds that eat off the ground, and it’s totally disgusting.” Guess what honey? Cows go cluck!

Post: Chicken Litter says the sky is falling

#7. This one just made me giggle.

Post: Someone’s knocking at the door

#8. What’s worse then a human dressed as a mattress? A tweaker dressed as the Statue of Liberty holding a sign for a tax business that just fell off his skateboard that rolled into a lane of traffic. Yes, I’ve seen that.

Post: Human spam at home and on the road

#9. I know, too much gerbil jargon, but this mystery is still unsolved!

Post: The Adventure of the Raspberry Bar

#10. I once worked for an orthopedic surgeon. A small bathroom was attached to our break room and it had extremely thin walls. Said surgeon would waltz into the bathroom, do his biz and walk right out. We could hear everything; from the zip of his zipper to a guess of what he had for dinner the previous night. Every single time there was one thing we NEVER heard… the sound of the surgeon washing his hands.

Post: Employees must pretend to wash hands

#11. Poop. Need I say anything more?

Post: Breaking the poop barrier

#12. Pretty sure there’s some law somewhere that says if a marriage is not consummated on the wedding night, the union is null and void. 48 hours of hiccups equals, well, no consummating. Finally a way out!!!!

Post: Five-year marriage hiatus

#13. My all time favorite. If you really want to delve into Abyss’s mind, it’s all spelled out here.

Post: Shout Abyss on America’s Got Talent

#14. The best day of my life; Tom finally saying, “Fair thee well and fuck off you fucking fuckers.”

Post: So Long, and Thanks for All the Pish

#15. Dear Charter, I was going to drop off our cable box today but I forgot that I have to have a valid driver’s license so that you can confirm I am me and that I am there to discuss my own account, you know, the one that I pay you for. Since your pathetic puss bag of an employee talked me into setting up an account with a fake name, I can’t do that now. It’s ok though. I have called your puss bag employee to come pick it up himself. Charter…. fuck you asshole.

Post: Roku – A New Hope

2 responses

  1. Way to go Mrs. Abyss! Excellent selections, one and all. Happy New Year to you and yours!

  2. I really enjoy the Gerbil posts..mostly because they sound a lot like what I’m going through with my own Gerbil.

    I commented a while ago on my gerbil’s imminent departure from the nest. He was supposed to leave in October, but..as gerbils often do, he delayed leaving for a couple of months. I was resigned to the thought that the delay could take…umm…years? But, lo and behold…he and his girlfriend have found a place of their own. It’s quite a distance away. And they are moving in…(wait for it) TWO WEEKS. I can only hope that no re-nesting will occur. Ever. *sigh*. Now, if only he’d start packing.

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