**How can you care?** 'Because I choose to.' **You make it sound so simple.** 'That's because it is simple. Hard sometimes, but simple.'
Friday, October 31, 2003
Imagine this: my dad, who is 6 foot 3 inches tall, cleaning over to get a tie around my neck. I'm 5 foot 4 inches short, BTW. Dad even does the steps in slow motion. No go... the information slides from my mind like water through my hands.
Thursday, October 30, 2003
Wednesday, October 29, 2003
A girl I kinda know who's a Wildside fan has latched onto Janice and myself because we're older female wrestling fans who like to take pictures. She messages me: "you wouldnt happen to know what to do when you super glue your index and thumb fingers together, would you?"
Me: "Usually, you head to the emergency room... "
Her: "how bout i try to not let my parents know?"
Me: "Read the bottle, it might say something on it"
Her: "ok..hold on..."
In a time of crises, she doesn't read the directions, she doesn't call someone locally for help, she GETS ON THE FUCKING INTERNET????
Meanwhile, I've been sick since Monday morning myself with some stomach bug that keeps me boderline nauseus. I hate this. Either make me throw up or go the fuck away.
Anyways, we get to the vet, and he takes x-rays and does bloodwork. The bloodwork says he's dehydrated, the x-rays show a constipated cat with fluid on his lungs.
The enima got out two days of poop, I now have some new medicine to try to afford to give him for his heart and lungs.
And I now have no credit card. Again.
Tuesday, October 28, 2003
So I used it as an excuse to go get a peanut butter fudge milkshake from Sonic. I can taste it on one side of my mouth. ;-)
Monday, October 27, 2003
You are a beautiful person, in a wistful kind of way. If you could, you would spend all your time daydreaming and writing poetry. You are a tragic beauty.
You are sensitive and caring, and you don't take insults well. You don't smile much, but when you do, you really mean it.
People like to be around you because you are a calming influence. You have an appreciation for all things beautiful, and you probably have some potted plants. You also most likely own a cat.
You like Sundays and hot tea. You will spend your entire life yearning for quiet beauty, which is a rarity in this world, so you read a lot.
Everyone you know thinks you're "nice."
Tuesday, October 21, 2003
Re: Ticket #47884
To Whom It May Concern:
On October 20th, 2003, I found a ticket envelope on my car, which I have been parking in your Columbia, SC, lot since June 16th. I am stunned that it was there, considering my October 2003 car tag was clearly displayed, as it had been the entire month. How the attendant missed it when he put the envelope under my windshield wipers is something incomprehensible.
Therefore, I am not paying the $12 fee. If you have any questions, you may speak with Myra Brown.
As my favorite T-Shirt says: Do not start with me. You will not win.
Monday, October 20, 2003
More Quizilla... I know I seem to do a lot of these, but I hand out a TON of 1's and 2's... the only ones that get here are 5's.
hand holding - you like to be in constant physical
contact with your special someone but you don't
want to take things too quickly.
What Sign of Affection Are You?
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Which half the office doesn't hear, apparently.
Thankfully, my MP3 player is picking out all my Bionic, Eminem, etc., so I won't lose my temper on someone. :-p
Sunday, October 19, 2003
Need to email Rebecca, see if she'll let me know ahead of time about anything for Raven's 6th birthday on 11/5.
Need to email Jeremy, see if he's going to be staying in Japan after the current All Japan tour is done.
Why don't people pay for their Ebay auctions? I swear, I go through the time to put stuff up, people win (and for more than just pennies, one this time that's being not paid for was $6), and then they fall off the face of the planet, and I have to go through the trouble of getting the charges reversed and stuff. Look, if you're going to go out of town or something when the auction ends, DON'T BID ON THE DAMN THING!!!!
Friday, October 17, 2003
1. Name five things in your refrigerator. Milk, cranberry juice, tea, eggs, Smart Balance
2. Name five things in your freezer. Frozen waffles, frozen garlic bread, some steaks, some ground beef, and frozen dinners
3. Name five things under your kitchen sink. Dishwasher detergent, trash bags, floor cleaner, roach traps, water filtration system
4. Name five things around your computer. Hint book for Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor, little notepads, pens, receipts, bills
5. Name five things in your medicine cabinet. Hairbands, spare toothbrush, nail polish remover, hydrogen peroxide, more hairbands (don't use the medicine cabinet for much)
Thursday, October 16, 2003
Wednesday, October 15, 2003
Except he can't.
The parts that he swears worked last time suddenly don't work this time.
So the only high-capacity color printer for the entire Columbia office (oh, 200+ people, easily) is down. There's one other color printer, a little 2500 somewhere on the 16th floor. Where? God knows...
Tuesday, October 14, 2003
You are Form 6, Elfin: The Wyld.
"And The Elfin saw the evil and
misjudgement in the world and shot her arrow at
the sky. Bolts of lightning struck the earth
and gave the world balance and
Some examples of the Elfin Form are Demeter (Greek)
and Khepry (Egyptian).
The Elfin is associated with the concept of growth
and balance, the number 6, and the element of
Her sign is the half moon.
As a member of Form 6, you are a very balanced
individual. You can easily adapt to most
situations and you may be a good social
chameleon. You aren't afraid of changes in
your life, but sometimes you evolve too
rapidly, leaving others to think that you are
leaving them behind. Elfin are the best
friends to have because they are open minded.
Which Mythological Form Are You?
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Monday, October 13, 2003
Sunday, October 12, 2003
I hope the school gets completely slammed... "No head gear because of gang related activities" my ass.
Saturday, October 11, 2003
1. Do you watch sports? If so, which ones? Yup, pro football and pro wrestling. Do not try to tell me pro wrestling's not a sport. If you say that, you're watching that WWE Sports Entertainment shit. Go watch your local indy group, or Wildside, and THEN try to tell me it's not a sport.
2. What/who are your favorite sports teams and/or favorite athletes? Carolina Panthers (go Stephen Davis!) and the Washinton Redskins (even tho poor Patrick Ramsey is going to die a horrible death against the Bucs).
3. Are there any sports you hate? No, not hate... I don't like to watch baseball much, unless I'm with someone who really likes it, and I have no interest in basketball.
4. Have you ever been to a sports event? Oh good heavens, yes... high school football, college football, Sally league baseball...
5. Do/did you play any sports (in school or other)? How long did you play? Nope, arthritis kept me from playing sports.
Friday, October 10, 2003
Sorry, buddy, does not distract from the fact that you're still making millions off of Haliburton, and that someone in your White House leaked top secret CIA info, and that ya'll still have no idea how to salvage the economy.
Wednesday, October 08, 2003
Monday, October 06, 2003
This morning I had blood drawn by the BEST nurse on the face of the planet, or at least the best one I've been in contact with since I left Palms of Pasadena. She got the butterfly needle without having to be asked or making a fuss, and slid it into my dehydrated vein without a problem. Very cool.
Got to work, tried to say hello to the three women in my co-workers office. Was definitely not invited. *shrug* Whatever.
Saturday, October 04, 2003
Now for most cats, this is not a big deal. But I've had Kahvi since the summer of 1999, and she is the most skittish, don't-touch-me cat I have ever known. She won't let me clip her claws (she's the only cat out of 8 I've lived with that I've seriously considered having declawed); she normally flinches if you try to touch her.
But she jumped into my lap just now.
She's jumped back down, but this is a break-through for her. I hope she does it again.
When I was at the school 10 years ago, his father was the head groundskeeper for Heathwood. A year or two after I left, he died suddenly of a heart attack or stroke or whatever it is around the South that kills barely-middle-aged Black men so suddenly. I have vague memories of his son (he was probably in the 8th grade when I graduated, need to find the yearbook) being a still-slightly babyfat guy playing on the JV football team.
Well, he went and spent 4 years in the Navy after graduating from high school, then left because he was tired of being transferred from base to base to base. He now is getting a degree of some kind from Midlands Technical college, working 3rd shift at a plant or factory here in town, and playing semi-pro ball. I need to find out what team. Luckily, we exchanged numbers and emails, so I can ask him.
As I was leaving, the voice in my head whined that I should have given him my home number (which is busy 75% of the time because I'm online) instead of the cell number. I told the voice to shut up and cranked up the music.
Friday, October 03, 2003
Last year, it didn't work, and I woke up to 52 degrees and $300+ to repair it. This one has to last until I can replace this old gas pack thing with something more efficient.
Thursday, October 02, 2003
If anyone out there who reads this has had or is having problems closing their old Siegal account, let me know? I work for a law firm, there's guys here who would cream themselves to have such an easy case. ;-)
Wednesday, October 01, 2003
- The main headline on this morning's paper was "Panel urges shifting power to governor". Of course, that panel was APPOINTED by the governor. Among other things, it suggests that the governor appoint three government positions (like the adjucant general and state superintendant of education) instead of letting us voters vote on it. No thank you.
- October 1st. Wonderfully cool morning, the house temperature is 68 degrees. The heat won't get turned on until it gets to 65 or below this year, because SCE&G has already assured us of higher natural gas prices. Thanks, guys.
- Time to do the fall washing. One load of sweaters, unpacked from the garbage bag they've been in for the past 5 months or so, is already being washed. My washer complained about how the weight most certainly did not qualify as "Delicate cycle". I told the washer to get over it, I need those sweaters to last a while. Also will clean up the big thick comforter to put on the bed.
- Found tapes to learn Japanese on Ebay fairly cheaply. In two weeks I'll work 6 10-hour days, so that paycheck should be able to get me some.
- I'm going to my high school's Homecoming Friday... 10 years since high school. I fully expect none of my classmates to be there.