sblaufuss replied to your post: You guys. Jack’s Bistro wasn’t really that good, either. A fair point. It’s definitely better than Regal Beagle, but I can’t seeing hanging out at a place called Jack’s Bistro. But Archie Bunker’s Place? I’d go there.
Regal Beagle is a really bad name for a bar.
Back to work
I resisted the urge to walk in saying ” ‘Sup, dicklicks?” It was hard. Now I sort of regret it.
Scout used to follow me into the bathroom, as though he needed to make sure I wasn’t ducking out before giving him breakfast. Gypsy waits outside the bathroom for me to sit down and start peeing, and then she’ll claw open the door, which then swings all the way open. Then she walks away toward the kitchen.
Mom (playing with her new smartphone): I need to learn how to download ringtones so I can have my phone play "Michelle" when you call.
Me: [inner cringe] You might not be able to get that one, though.
Mom: Well, what else could I use for you?
Mom: Oh, like I know what that is.
Thing I have GOT to catch on video next time
Gypsy treating skeins of yarn like kittens. I’m winding up yarn for a baby blanket and she just grabbed a skein, trotted off with it, and put it in her shoebox. I felt like a heartless bastard for taking it back.
Yesterday some guys took down a tree in our...
It was dead, I think, or dying, so I understand why it was done. But I feel more exposed now, my backyard view is now just one tree off to the left and the back of someone’s house and the really gross lot outside the pet store everyone’s always used as a scrap yard but, if it were up to me, would be filled with flowers and vegetables (and catnip!), and I can’t hear as many...
I cannot believe that Parks & Rec had Bradley...
In a show filled with West Wing references, how did that not happen? How?
It's the 2 year anniversary of BP oil spill
think-progress: The facts: 1. Congress STILL hasn’t enacted a single piece of legislation responding to the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. 2. It took 9,700 vessels, 127 aircraft, 47,829 people, nearly 2 million gallons of toxic dispersants, and 89 days to stop the gush of oil. 3. Its legacy on sea life: Eyeless shrimp, crabs without claws, and fish with open lesions 4. 60...
6. MOAR COFFEE
oh and 7. I am, for the first time since…2004? 2006, maybe? Building a website from scratch. I love doing things that have a learning curve. Again, this is all stuff I feel like I should have been keeping up with, but one of the things that working with content management systems does is make knowing this stuff not necessary, and it’s easy to let it slip. So, prompted by a private...
Five Things Friday
1. “My mind is in a state of disarray.” That is an exact quote from my 10th grade math teacher, which I remember verbatim because he often said things that my friend Leslie and I thought were hilarious, and we would write them down in a separate notebook we called The Book of Holmes (for such was his name). I still find this one funny, but more because I understand it from his...
Men at Work flute player Greg Ham found dead at 58 →
Dear Draw Something pals:
I haven’t abandoned you. I just need to focus on other things for the next couple days or so and then I will be back, I promise.
styro replied to your post: I seem to have hit the “I will never get hired… Hang in there, make a list, check things off the list, drink a giant coffee, go for a run. You’ll feel better! *HUGS!* I do love making lists. In half an hour I’m taking Jayne to get neutered. So I guess he’ll be having a rougher day than I will.
I seem to have hit the “I will never get hired again; I’m just going to curl up in the fetal position and rock back and forth for the rest of the day” stage of job hunting rather early this morning. Relatively speaking.
Today's run has been postponed on account of...
I need someone to draw me a picture of a horde of evil trees shaking pollen at me while I, buzzed on Benadryl, defend myself with a box of Kleenex.
Oh crap he's awake.
Awake with my cats and my coffee
Hoping Dan sleeps in for a while longer because as soon as he gets up we’re going running and I don’t wanna. I’m gonna, but I don’t wanna. Basically I get through this by complaining a lot. Aren’t I just a delight?
ooh, snickers.: OK, you know what? I'm done for... →
styro: giddygirlie: katedanley: giddygirlie: smartgrrrl: I have spent most of the day doing wedding stuff. I have scheduled photographer meetings, researched bakeries and scheduled cake tastings, and I ordered The Dress. I spent an hour cleaning in the office. Now I’m just going to knit for a… For weddings, it’s VERY VERY COMMON for more people to show up than RSVP. Or RSVP for more...
OK, you know what? I'm done for the day.
katedanley: giddygirlie: smartgrrrl: I have spent most of the day doing wedding stuff. I have scheduled photographer meetings, researched bakeries and scheduled cake tastings, and I ordered The Dress. I spent an hour cleaning in the office. Now I’m just going to knit for a while. Crap, there’s still that sink full of dishes. They can wait. (Wedding cakes are ridiculously expensive. $8-12...
OK, you know what? I'm done for the day.
I have spent most of the day doing wedding stuff. I have scheduled photographer meetings, researched bakeries and scheduled cake tastings, and I ordered The Dress. I spent an hour cleaning in the office. Now I’m just going to knit for a while. Crap, there’s still that sink full of dishes. They can wait. (Wedding cakes are ridiculously expensive. $8-12 a slice seems to be the...
The sort of nice thing about being unemployed is that I have that much more time to plan this wedding. I mean, no way to PAY for it. But planning time I got.
sblaufuss: mattdoucette: nerdymchotpants: easy-mac-encheeze: sheslump: At least once, I have tried to move something with my mind. I’ve tried the Go Go gadget arm trick several times. I try to use the force to choke my coworkers sometimes. Everytime I need something on the other side of the room, I make the Spider-Man web hand and say “THWIP” quietly to myself. I spent an entire...
Don’t bite me.– What’s weirder: that Shampoo bites me every morning, or that each time she does it I tell her not to as though her tiny feline brain understands what I’m saying? (via beefranck) Ugh. Rocket, too. He bites as a way to say “oh, hey, I want to tell you something!” and then my screaming makes him...