Archive for November, 2006

Just For You, Jeff…

November 29, 2006

Yes, I am still alive. Yes, I got my operating system sorted out… sort of. It’s functioning, but it’s hanging by a thread. The plan is to have the entire ‘pooter upgraded while I’m out of town next week.

There. You happy now? ::evil grin::


Truth In Bumper Stickers

November 16, 2006

On the left rear bumper:

I am perfectly sane. The little voices in my head tell me so.

On the right rear bumper:

Proud to be a Democrat.

As If I Needed Further Proof…

November 12, 2006

… that this is just not my week. . . .

It was kind of one of those “P.S. Your cat is dead” moments.

Late last night, as I fiddled endlessly with tweaking my Myspace page, the computer was slowing down to the point that I felt the need to reboot it.

Silly me.

Apparently I have no Windows registry.

Only thing I can figure is Jayne Cobb sneaked in and stole it when I wasn’t looking.

So, when I am supposed to be crunching numbers for the boss, I am doing a complete OS reinstall on the desktop computer.

Not at all how I wanted to spend my Sunday.

A Big Howdy…

November 10, 2006

… to all the folks clicking over from Ith’s place. For those who don’t know… she’s my blog-mom.

And thanks, Ith, for the Ith-a-lanche. 🙂


November 10, 2006

Okay, total fangirl moment here……..

Yes, the man really did open a Myspace page all of yesterday, and seems to be adding as friends anyone who has the filberts to actually click the “Can I please be your friend? Please? Please?” link on his page.

I believe I am actually having a hot flash.

Okay. Fangirl moment over. We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.


Thanks, I Needed The Laugh!

November 10, 2006

After the kind of day I had yesterday….

This morning on the way to the office, I came up behind an older brown Toyota pickup truck. Emblazoned across the tailgate in large gold letters:


I laughed all the way into our parking lot.

And If I’d Had Any Sense…

November 9, 2006

I’d have just gone back to bed and given up for the day.

The zorched coffeemaker was only the first insult. I sat in a doctor’s waiting room for far too long and had forgotten to bring my AlphaSmart so I couldn’t do any writing. Then as soon as I got to my office, (a) my boss was frantic about something (and he had reason to be), and (b) a co-worker’s computer was not talking to the network at all so she couldn’t do any work. I never did figure out what was wrong with her machine, because bigger and badder things were coming my way.

I can’t go into detail (and it would be very boring if I did) but something had happened that bollixed up how we get paid by one of our largest payors. The problem was at their end, but that didn’t help matters any, and for a moment there we were afraid it was much worse even than it was. I do not EVER want to see that look on my boss’s face again as long as I live. I swear, I thought he was going to cry.

I spent the afternoon working with our programmer and doing various procedures to try and address the problem. We have now done everything we can–and now we have to wait to see if it all worked.

Then I had to run off to Target to buy a coffeemaker. One where I can indeed figure out where to pour in the water, thank you very much.

The only good thing was that I am situated in a way that my route takes me the opposite direction of rush hour, so it was smooth sailing all the way home, but gridlocked headlights as far as the eye could see on the opposite lanes of the freeway.

And now I need to write only about 2000 words tonight to get caught up on my novel.

Very Strange Espresso Machine

November 9, 2006

This morning did not start well. My coffeemaker got zorched in yesterday’s power failure, and I didn’t find out until the moment of truth this morning when I stumbled into the kitchen, eyes at half mast, and discovered that pushing the button had done bupkus. Nada. Zip. Zilch.

So after making a cup of coffee with the emergency system (cup-top filter) I went online to see what’s out there in coffeemakers these days. Imagine my amazement when I found the following at the Target website:

At that price, the shipping had bloody well better be free!

But for the life of me I just can’t figure out where you pour in the water, or where the espresso comes out. Maybe I haven’t had enough coffee yet this morning, or maybe I’m just dense today. Time for another cup.

Say What?!

November 7, 2006

Was just reading an insert in the local paper where the community college is bragging about its various accomplishments.

In the article about new faculty members, one of those members is coming on board as a full time reading instructor.

What in the name of J. K. Rowling is going on here? Nobody who needs a reading instructor has any business being admitted to college!

A Response From The Un-edjificated

November 3, 2006

Those poor stuck folk are pleading for help. See it below the fold.

(Warning! Swallow your beverage first!)