Sunday, January 29, 2006
12 is such an ugly number
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Saturday, January 28, 2006
I'm such a geek
I even emailed a friend a note with a photo attached earlier today. I don't know whether that worked or not. The phone didn't report a problem but the Best Friend hasn't emailed to let me know she got it. (I did send her a regular email telling her what I'd tried and not to panic when this strange looking email with a picture of a dirty keyboard showed up in her mailbox.)
I am becoming such a cell phone geek. Next thing you know, I'll be text messaging people with all those annoying abbreviations that are like an alien language to me.
Lunch break, yesterday
And speaking of work . . . I woke up this morning having to deal with a call of nature. I rolled over and looked at the alarm clock which said it was 7:09 a.m. I thought "Oh, shit!", threw off the covers, and jumped out of bed. It wasn't until I'd turned on the light that I remembered it was Saturday and I wasn't going to be late for work.
~ snerk ~
It's been that kind of a hectic week. I've been busy, busy, busy at work so that I've been pretty much exhausted by the time I got home. I'm so glad it's Saturday so I can be a lazy bum, albeit an early rising one. I stayed up late last night and my intention was to sleep in this morning. I guess sleeping until 7-ish could be considered sleeping in. Oh, well. There are books to read and things to knit so I'm off.
In silence I look to the stars
Friday, January 27, 2006
Heaven help me!
Thursday, January 26, 2006
(For those of you who wonder why anyone would choose 1836 without being blitzed out of their mind on booze and pills . . . 1836 is the year Texas won its independence from Mexico.)
Who is Galen Tyrol?
You scored as Commander William Adama. You have risen to your position by being damn good at what you do. Not only that, you have the deepest respect for the people under your command. You may be a little grumpy and unapproachable, but every commander needs to distance himself. Shame that you apply that to your children too.
What New Battlestar Galactica character are you?
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Tuesday, January 24, 2006
The drive home
Saturday, January 21, 2006
irrefragable \ih-REF-ruh-guh-buhl\, adjective:
Impossible to refute; incontestable; undeniable; as, an irrefragable argument; irrefragable evidence.
Irrefragable derives from Late Latin irrefragabilis, from Latin in-, "not" + refragari, "to oppose."
Friday, January 20, 2006
Well, I dug through the trash can and I found the chip. I really hated the idea of losing all my numbers. I popped the silly thing back in the phone and, lo and behold, the phone now does multi-media messaging like a champ. As proof, here are the photos I've been storing on my phone since December with no way to get them off.
These were taken on two different days on the way home from work. For cell phone shots taken while caught in traffic, I think they're lovely shots of approaching dusk.
And the garbage disposal guy was only here long enough to earn a dirty look. I told the lady who schedules appointments (in as much as one can call a repairman showing up sometime between 8 am and 5 pm an appointment) that I thought the thing was well and truly dead and needed to be replaced. The guy came in, looked at it, hit the reset button, pronounced it well and truly dead, and said he'd be back next Tuesday to replace it. See what I mean about earning a dirty look?
So, what am I going to do with the rest of today? I could go in to work and save my vacation (and, no, you don't have to lock me in a padded room 'cause I'd have myself committed if that were even the smallest smidgen of a real option being considered.) Or I could clean house (see prior parenthetical note.) Or I could just be a lazy bum and read and munch donuts and sip milk. That actually sounds like a plan.
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Imagine her with black hair and without the headpiece. This is the closest to what I see Gareth looking like I've ever come across.
Too bad he's a redhead 'cause he's beautifully scarred.
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Am I erudite?
You scored 60 erudition!
Congratulations! You're well above average when it comes to your knowledge of English grammar, history, and literature. You may have missed a few questions, but if you keep your studies up and stay away from genre fiction, we'll have you ready for Stanford in no time! Who knows, we just might be reading your columns in Talk of the Town a few years from now.
|My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:|
|Link: The Are You Truly Erudite? Test written by okellelala on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test|
Has weaved? I don't remember what the verb tense is called - it's been billions of years since I learned grammar in school - but I do know that should say 'has woven'. But, bad grammar aside, it is a cute story about a cross stitching budgie named Spike.
Monday, January 16, 2006
Saturday, January 14, 2006
Sands of time
One little cloud
Would you believe . . .
The poor guy was an old hippie with a ponytail who was obviously really relieved that I wasn't an hysterical bitch or inclined to call the police. I think he might even have been either a little drunk or a little high. He apologized profusely . . . repeatedly.
Heck, accidents happen.
So . . .
It is such a glorious blue day today I had to go outside and take pictures.
And then I had to take snaps of the Furry Monsters because I haven't really done so in a while.
Now I'm off to acquire food. I've discovered I'm hungry.
Did I mention . . .
The crew watching me
Rainbow, Heru, and Izzy watching me take pictures. You can see the chairs and the box still protect the broken window which I still haven't gotten around to getting fixed.
And here's the crew watching me, or not, snap them. I don't know how easy it is to tell from this picture how much smaller Izzy is then the other cats. Poor little runt! She makes up for it with attitude.
The Furry Monsters
Izzy warming the carpet
His Majesty keeping the Prodigal's chair warm
Goblin bathing on the laundry pile the Prodigal has dumped behind my sofa
Mouse doing her own thing by the TV
Rainbow thinking evil escapist thoughts by the dining room window
The Universe always wins
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Sunday, January 08, 2006
This just creeps me out
Saturday, January 07, 2006
And, yes, I have sent a test email to the address I use for Blogger and the test email arrived just as it should. I even used gmail to send it.
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Gotta love the man!
When did . . .
For the second time in as many days, I've read a news article where the word 'slayed' was used instead of 'slew'. It was very jolting to read.
Tuesday, January 03, 2006
And you thought it was just a movie
12:00 AM, 03-JANUARY-06
Fake Narnia News Dupes Sites
Several legitimate news sites picked up a hoax press release saying that representatives of the fictional land of Narnia had walked out of the recent World Trade Organization's talks in Hong Kong, Australia's The Age newspaper reported.
The news release from "the independent state of Narnia" was picked up by the financial news agency AFX and found its way onto top business news Web sites, including Forbes.com.
The news release said that Narnia had walked out of the World Trade Organization talks in Hong Kong because it was fed up with being bullied by the United States and Europe. Narnia, of course, is the fictional realm from C.S. Lewis' fantasy book series The Chronicles of Narnia, which was recently adapted into the movie The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
The news release quoted Narnia spokeswoman Susan Aslan; Aslan is the name of the Christ-like lion featured in the books.
The agencies who picked up the phony news have since removed the reports, The Age reported.