Archive for September, 2004

2 out of 3

Per sueg‘s request I have here

my favorite shoes

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And also some photo practice for me. carrieb and startingtomorro both have this posted in their journals and it looks like fun.

Think of 3 pictures you’d like to see. Leave whatever you’d like to see in the comments. Things around my house, outside my house, on my person, whatever – something I can take a picture of easily. Once I have enough requests, I’ll start posting them. If I can’t, or won’t, take a picture of something you’ve requested, I’ll let you know. Nothing perverse, keep it clean. AND you don’t have to know me or read the blog regularly to make a request. The more the merrier!

Then, I ask that you give me a few days to start posting the pictures.

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My new co-worker and I were talking yesterday about a friend of her’s who was fired one day because his boss went into a frenzy. A woman who happened to walk by at the time was also fired on the spot. My co-worker had this happen to her not too terribly long ago and her former boss continued to call her for weeks for help on the projects she had been working on. Apparently, this is not as rare a phenomenon as I had thought. So, because I’m curious I’m asking the following.

Feel free to tell your story in the comments section.

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Why is it that removing all the premium and movie channels from my cable lineup results in an increase of $20 per month?

Yet, if I remove BBC America, Biography, and History International, I save less than $10. If I remove everything down to Basic, which is network channels and the shopping channels only, I save $15 per month. At which point, I would take that $15 and buy an antenna.

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Things Fall Apart

Currently, I seem to be experiencing the opposite of the Midas touch–everything I touch quickly turns to crap…

My cable internet connection has been haphazard at best. After calling tech support for the second time in less than a month, I was told that my connection is broken more often than it’s connected. Thank goodness I haven’t been home much lately and have avoided the inevitable frustration of the internet being down for 12 hours at a time (I’m not kidding!) A technician is being sent out today to look at the cable and install an amplifier. Luckily, my mother still hasn’t found employment and she can wait for the guy at the apartment so I don’t have to take a half day off.

I finally have a working washer and dryer installed in the apartment, but the doors that “hide” them were not hung back up. g00fy_blonde hung them up for me on Saturday because he was sick and tired of not being able to hear anything over the washing machine. We now know why they were left off. The left side doesn’t quite clear the dryer unless you manuever it a bit. In the process, the knob on the same door came through the wood and into my hand, which is funny because you don’t use the knob to manuever–it fell off as I opened the door to retrieve my laundry. And the right door has fallen down twice in as many days (so I stopped putting it back up).

My cell phone still isn’t getting much reception in the apartment and tends to drop every time I’m on the phone with Charter support–and they will not call me back–so I have to sit through the lovely hold music until someone is free to work on my problem.

For some unknown reason yesterday, the copier at work decided not to copy on about 20 pages in the middle of a job–it just spit them through.

My car hums at 3000 RPM. Not above, not below–at 3000. Guess which RPM I’m usually driving at.

I purchased one of the worst books ever written. I have given it every chance and now I’m going to try to return it. It’s a “sequel” to Pride and Prejudice called Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife. Normally, I don’t like sequels written by modern authors, but I had heard good things about this book. It is terrible and I refuse to read another word. I kept thinking it will get better, but why waste my time on this crap when I have 7 more books waiting to be read? For the record, this is a very rare occurence. I usually will give a book the benefit of doubt and finish it in the hopes that something will redeem it (often it does not) and on a few occasions, I’ll just skim to the end. Rarely, do I just set the book down with no intention of ever picking it back up.

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Time to Catch Up

Looking at my recent entries, it appears that I last posted on Thursday when I was looking forward to the angel class. For some reason I had an urge to call the shop to remind them that I may be a little late for the class. It was a good thing that I did because apparently I was the only person who had signed up for the class and they had cancelled it. So I got a night off. I was slightly miffed because this was one of the many causes for rescheduling a much needed haircut 4 times.

Friday was spent at the garage sale, where I made a whopping $15. Of course, when you price everything under a buck and then have it all go for half price on Saturday, you don’t make much money. The important thing is that a lot of extraneous crap has now found a new home.

I also got my hair trimmed on Friday. There is definitely something a bit weird going on with my body. I thought that my hair had grown out fast and my stylist confirmed it. She also thought that it had somehow gotten thicker. I’m not sure if I mentioned in a previous post that my body seemed to go through some weird detox that lasted about two weeks. My skin has been breaking out and then develops a healthy flush. My eyes are bright and shiny. I constantly craved water (strange for me). On the unfortunate side of things, I’ll just say that bodies that are detoxifying don’t give off a pleasant odor no matter how many showers you take. I can’t figure out why this all happened. I’d like to know because I’ve really been feeling good lately and would like to continue feeling that way. One possibility is that I’ve been buying all of my produce from the farmer’s market and all of my meat from a high quality butcher for the past two months.

Saturday, I worked a booth at the Diversity Fair. I was the first shift, and there weren’t that many people. Hopefully, it picked up later in the day. We were doing temporary tattoos for kids and giving away a spa basket for adults. I only had 2 tarot readings at the store. I knew it was going to slow down again. It should start picking up as the leaf season is about to begin and we’ll be flooded with tourists.

On Sunday userinfog00fy_blonde took my friend and her daughter to the Renaissance Festival. As always, we had a very good time. My favorite show is Zilch, the Torysteller–and even though he always performs Jomeo and Ruliet, there are always the little things that are improvised. Fortunately for us, there was a woman on her cell phone during the show. This is always fun to watch because the performer will take the phone away and talk to the person on the other line.

While the weekend was a lot of fun, I was completely worn out Sunday night. Thankfully Mondays are slow in the office.

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The Week Thus Far

I’m surprised to find myself keeping pace with the rather hectic schedule I had set for myself.

After visiting the Como Zoo, I had the owner of the store where I do my readings over for dinner. Thankfully, I had decided to keep it simple and only served a tomato/cucumber salad and broiled lemon pepper chicken served on a bed of steamed chard. I know, not terribly fancy, but I was able to relax and enjoy the day, which was important.

History Committee

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