Archive for July, 2005

I was bad last night. I made dinner and I checked my email and then I watched tv. I did not work on the Monster. I did not go for a walk, and I did not do my laundry. I did a little bit of crocheting.

I watched CSI, which was an episode I hadn’t seen–and I don’t feel too bad about that. My guilt lies in the fact that I actually watched not one, but two episodes of Being Bobby Brown.

I won’t be watching any more. I remember back in the 80s, my father stated that Whitney Houston was one of the most beautiful women in the world. g00fy_blonde remembers her in The Bodyguard (or as he put it, that movie with Kevin Costner). I cannot believe that I was watching the same woman last night. First, she has no class. There was a scene at a very nice restaurant where she talks about things that are just not acceptable over dinner. Not only that but she answers her cell phone and discusses this issue with the person on the other end. Very loudly (but maybe that was so the camera/recorders could pick it up). At times, I could have sworn that she was tweaking–and everything revolves around her. She throws tantrums and ignores her children (at least in the two episodes I saw). But even more amazing was the lack of respect anyone had for anyone else in that family. Don’t get me wrong, Bobby and the kids definitely have their issues–and a lot of it stems from having very little consideration of other people.

Okay, I’m off my soapbox now.

Once again, it’s a beautiful day and I’m questioning why I am sitting at my desk. Oh yeah, I need a paycheck and there is no way anyone would believe that I’m ill. Not on a day like today.

Tomorrow, Margaret Fraser is speaking at the library. She writes needlework mysteries under the pseudonym Monica Ferris. They’re based in Excelsior, Minnesota and are very light reads. I enjoy them quite a bit, but they are a bit like cotton candy–gone too soon and they don’t really leave you with much. However, I’m looking forward to hearing her talk. Our library is very good at getting Minnesota authors to speak–and as a member of the bookclub, I get to tag along if she decides to let us pay for lunch!

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It was very hard to focus today. This is the second day in a row where the weather has been gorgeous. Definitely not a day to spend indoors!

I had a great time babysitting on Tuesday. Even though her mother warned me that she was fussy, my neice was a treat. We played, we tried to walk, we giggled, we made funny noises….all the joys of being almost a year old!

I’m making Chicken Marsala (or a version of it) from one of my Desperation cookbooks tonight. Then, I want to take it easy–although I do need to work on the Monster. My final draft is due to the committee on Monday. I’m beginning to see a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel.

It was weird to look at my Outlook calendar today and only see Monday and Tuesday of next week. I haven’t seen only two days in…I guess I don’t know how long. Maybe my life is beginning to calm down.

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Yet again more antics from that small town in Nebraska.

5:59 p.m. Caller advised of possible illegal fireworks at the above location. Caller stated they look like bottle rockets.

Fireworks were not illegal, they were sparklers.

2:06 p.m. Caller at West View Trailer Court advised that he wants to leave the above location and his woman won’t let him. Caller stated that he just wanted us to know the situation just in case the cops get called.

8:14 p.m. Caller from Second Street advised there was a woman on the corner, without a shirt or a bra, who was yelling at a man. It turned out that the woman was a man.

2:31 a.m. Caller from Third Street advised he needed a ride to his house on Old Country Club Road. When Caller was told that officers cannot leave city limits except for emergencies, he became very rude and demanding. Caller called several more times to yell at dispatch and officers for not giving him the kind of service he thought he needed.

9:37 p.m. Caller from Chadron advised that a subject and her mother had followed them through the McDonald’s drive-through and had taken their picture. Caller stated that they were told to report it when this happened but nothing was done.

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As seen on mareinflames

You're Hobbes!
You’re Hobbes. First of all, the makers of this
quiz would like to congratulate you. You have
our seal of approval. You are kind,
intelligent, loving, and good-humoredly
practical. You’re proud of who you are. At the
same time, you’re tolerant of those who lack
your clearsightedness. You’re always playful,
but never annoying. For these traits, you are
well-loved, and with good cause.

Which famous feline are you?
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It’s funny how I always get the same result on these quizzes as the people I steal them from….

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As I expected, last night’s meeting went better than the various emails I had received suggested. Basically, only one person proposed an edit and everyone else just submitted their changes/comments “under the table”.

Why is it that nothing gets done in the house? As I’ve said before, the upstairs bathroom is torn up, my office is torn up, and last night g00fy_blonde decided to put together the futon. This morning I still have pieces of futon piled in the living room. Apparently, one of the screws became stripped during assembly. So that might be assembled tonight. I know it’s getting better. Each box I unpack is one more box that will soon be out of the way (the door to where we are temporarily storing the cardboard is currently blocked).

I have good news! I’m babysitting my neice tonight!

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Time for an attitude adjustment. It was a frustrating weekend and today has just amplified my feelings of being put upon.

Basically, even though g00fy_blonde worked very hard, we didn’t get nearly the amount of stuff done that we wanted. This history committee is once again becoming a nightmare as people send me emails with information after 9 last night and while I’m at work today. There is no way that these items will be incorporated by 6:30 tonight.

But enough. I’ve gone to Caribou Coffee and picked up a Lite White Berry. The combination of caffeine and sugar tends to lift my mood (but tends to derail the idea of actual weightloss).

The cat and dog situation hasn’t changed much. I tried to tell her last night that it wasn’t safe to come upstairs but she insisted. The dog was being held, but the cat still got the bejesus scared out of her. She yelled at me all morning about that incident–or maybe it was something else she was dissatisfied with. It’s sometimes hard to tell. Either way, I definitely received a dressing down. However, she wasn’t afraid to venture upstairs this morning. Amazing what hunger will do to fear. When I left, she was chilling out under the kitchen sink. I wonder when she’ll realize that the dog is kennelled all day and that she can pretty much rule the house while we’re gone.

We went to a bowling team summer party on Saturday. I’ve successfully avoided most of the events throughout the year, so I had to make at least an appearance. There’s just something about a group of people all in their late 40s to early 60s getting wasted that just doesn’t seem like a great Saturday night to me. It wasn’t bad, but it did get long after about 5 hours. The food was good (and lots of it–again so much for the weightloss)and most of the discussion was interesting.

Not much else to write about. I’m sure I’ll have more to say tomorrow about the History Committee–just as I’m also sure that the meeting will be better than I expect.

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A new development today. Apparently, my cat trusts me. She will come upstairs now because I only bring her up when the dog is outside or kennelled. And she’s being much friendlier.

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