09.09.03 | 10:15 a.m.

This just in,the annual planning meeting has been rescheduled, again. The original dates were September 9 and 10. Those dates then became September 9 and 11. But now we've all been informed by a snooty little email that the latest dates are September 11 and 16, a Thursday and a Tuesday. Naturally we cannot meet on a Friday or a Monday, since meatball does not show up for work on those days.

Also, I am just a tad bit enraged that last year meatball managed to manhandle our division out of more than $300K in ad revenue by employing a jagoff that didn't actually sell (or collect) on ads for 10 years. That loss, coupled by the economy, means that in 2004 our editorial budgets have been slashed in half. And she has the audacity to inquire to executive office when she will get her review back so she can get her raise.

If there is such a thing as karma, meatball will get what's coming to her one way or another...

On top of spaghetti, all covered with cheese, I lost my poor meatball, when somebody sneezed.

It rolled off the table, and on to the floor, and then my poor meatball, rolled out of the door.

It rolled into traffic, and smashed it did lay. But, oh, how I knew that one day, my big ole' meatball would pay.