It's not JUST about what I had for breakfast...

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Quote of the day--"I'm becoming a nonsmoker"

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

smokin' Tuesday

It's really hard to concentrate on blogging and listening to television when someone smoking is coughing and wheezing in my ears. I feel so virtuous having not had a cigarette in two or three days. Three days, that's it! I'm sure.

I wish I had a picture of me not smoking to put here.

I want a motorcyle.
I don't NEED one.
I don't DESERVE one.
I just WANT one!

Nobody stole the garbage can today. That's good.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Day before garbage day

Saw this on another blog, thought it was interesting enough to make the effort to put the link here. (Oh, OK, it was Slow Brave Athena's OTHER blog.)

Did you notice the title box that popped up when you pointed the linked text? I just learned how to do that! I am SO proud. But I probably will forget to do it the next time...

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Did you have a good summer?

That's what people ask me.

Did I? Well, if the criteria was, did I accomplish anything, let us look at the list:


  • Learn Javascript. Nope, didn't happen.
  • Learn MySQL. Nope. I DID get it installed, though.
  • Ride bicycle. Yeh, I rode about half as much as I wanted, and achieved some minor goals.
  • Wash vehicle. Nope. I did buy washing fluid. Need a mitt.
  • Get mulch. Didn't happen.
  • Get summer job. Ha, ha, on THAT one!
  • Stop smoking. Off and on, but not stopped. Don't tell the kids.
  • Visit Deety and Linh. Nope.
  • Gardening. Well, I DID chop that darn root out of the ground!
  • Tour de France. I spent most of July watching the race. That's what July is for!
  • Oil change. I got the oil changed in the vehicle. Second oil change in less than 2,000 miles, FYI.
  • Work on railroad. I got the hoist finished and rebuilt the background panel.


  • Blogging. I did a bit of blogging.
  • Youtube. I made several silly (as in lame, not humorous) little movies.
  • Reading. I read a bunch of books.

So I leave it up to you, did I have a good summer?

Saw this on the Warrior Librarian site.

Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Theresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.

--Life's Little Instruction Book, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Down by the old mill stream

I heard someone sing this song on television this morning, and it made think of the Hardy Boys mystery books. Then later on during "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" it occurred to me (why then?) that all those adventures couldn't have happened.

There just wasn't enough time.

All the books take place during high school. There are 58 eight books in the original series. I figure each mystery averaged three weeks to solve, what with trips to Puerto Rico, Mexico, Alaska, Blythe, and who know where else! That comes to 164 weeks, I figure.

That doesn't leave a lot of time for school.

Either that or those boys never slept!

And it's no wonder their relationships with Callie and Iola fared so poorly, the boys were always off on another adventure!

Freighters! I forgot the frieghter trip! I loved that one, I always wanted to go on a freighter after that!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Youtube and old people

There has been a guy who calls himself geriatric1927 on youtube for the last two weeks. He has been posting videos every other day, reminiscing about his life. He has had quite a following with tens of thousands, maybe HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS, views. There are fan websites and internet news articles about him. There is even a wikipedia article about him. He gets thousands of comments from viewers expressing their, well, love, for him! I think he is great, too, and eagerly wait for his next video (he is taking a break, for now.)

Many of the people, and they seem to be the younger ones, wish their grandparents were like him. Or even that they had grandparents that they knew.

I just wanted to say, there are wonderful people all over the place out there. I would suggest they talk to the people they see on the street, or volunteer at a hospital or rest home. Our seniors have lived a lot of life and they have great experiences and stories to tell. There are a lot of lonely people out there that would like someone to talk to, I bet.

Cranky Tuesday Yesterday

I was ordered to put this on here. It's from an e-mail I sent.


So, how did my day go, you ask? Well, you didn't, but I got to complain

Got to work and two monitors were turned on, a printer was on, and one computer
was on and TRYING TO REBOOT over and over. So I guess it's been trying to do
that for several weeks, as I heard later some "office staff" were using the
library while the office was being cleaned.

So that computer is now dead.

And to start the day, I went to the credit union to deposit my $50.00 ATT DSL
rebate, thinking now we will make it through the month, grocery-wise, and I
look in the check register and find SOMEONE sent $50 to charities a few days

Just shoot me!

Friday, August 18, 2006


No rants, just flowers today!

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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Nothing Much To Report

Nothing much to rant about (Well, the usual, but who wants to hear it?).

Got my teeth cleaned today. No cavaties. Technician said I need to floss more.

Painted another coat on the background side panel for the RR.

Finished Holy Trinity by Richard Marcinko.

Back to work Tuesday!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

It's Garbageday!

Drove someone to the E.R. last night around midnight. Don't worry, it was nothing. It wasn't too crowded, but of course we had to wait quiet a while. While we were waiting we saw(or heard) the following people:

  • A bartender who had skewered his hand with a wine glass he was cleaning.
  • A homeless lady with back pain who lives in a van.
  • A twenty-something with possible appendicitis.
  • A younger woman being released who had no cab fare. The bartender's boss gave her $30! Wow!
  • A 600 pound woman they had to get a regular bed for.

We got home around four in the morning. I finished my John Mortimer book and fell asleep till eight. Then:

  1. I got up
  2. Ate breakfast
  3. Put the garbage can out on the curb
  4. Cashed in the recycling cans
  5. Bought a piece of hardboard at Home Depot
  6. Bought time-release fertilizer at Dixieline
  7. Bought bird seed, both sunflower and regular at Petco
  8. Bought cigarettes at the cigarette store
  9. Bought acrylic flow releaser at Michaels
  10. Bought groceries at Albertsons
  11. Forgot to return library books

That's about it for my errands. Now I need to do something with all the stuff I bought!

Friday, August 04, 2006


I've been getting Sudoku confused with Sokoban. But it is all straightened out now.

On to my next problem!

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