Here's a free entertainment unit for anyone who can come pick it up in Midnapore. It's in pretty good condition - there are a couple of places of surface damage (see lower left corner in pictures; also a 'ring' on the top), but nothing structural. It is also missing three shelf pegs - these can be picked up at a home reno store for a couple of bucks.
...went out lookin' to hire a ninja today. This presented a bit of a conundrum: how does one find a good ninja?? I mean, if someone like myself could find 'em, they're obviously not very good and I'd be leary about employing them.
This year's been going by so quickly. I feel like I've done so much, yet nothing at all. I suppose that could mean that I've been busy with things that are mostly inconsequential. I seem to be growing the hole instead of growing the whole.
Work is going fairly well; I think that just offsets the lull everywhere else. Hibernation sounds good... but it wouldn't last. Never does. Far too much of a people-person. Therein lies much of the problem, actually.
"Because thanks to our fear of death in this country I won't have to die — I'll 'pass away.' Or I'll 'expire,' like a magazine subscription. If it happens in the hospital they'll call it a 'terminal episode.' The insurance company will refer to it as 'negative patient care outcome.' And if it's the result of malpractice they'll say it was a 'therapeutic misadventure.'"
I was shopping at the local supermarket where I selected:
A 2L carton of 2% milk, A carton of eggs, A 1L carton of orange juice, A head of romaine lettuce, A 2 lb. can of coffee, and A 1 lb. package of bacon.
As I was unloading my items on the conveyor belt to check out, a drunk standing behind me watched as I placed the items in front of the cashier.
While the cashier was ringing up the purchases, the drunk calmly stated, 'You must be single.'
I was a bit startled by this proclamation, but I was intrigued by the derelict's intuition, since I was indeed single I looked at the six items on the belt and saw nothing particularly unusual about my selections that could have tipped off the drunk to my marital status.
Curiosity getting the better of me, I said: 'Well, you know what, you're absolutely right. But how on earth did you know that?'
Had a massive "must-have-springroll" attack today; fortunately, the local vietnamese restaurant was very understanding. I'm sure they didn't really mean that part about a restraining order.
It was a good weekend, this last one. Finished installing the new floor in the living room; went out for pool and drinks (for the love of god - WHY THE SHOOTERS?!). I really should have caught the last train home, but it's so inconveniently timed before the drinks are cut off! Somebody clearly didn't think this one through properly. I'm guessing it was prob'ly me... but until that's officially determined, I'm gonna blame Calgary Transit. Fortunately, the first train runs again around 6:30am, but that's a long time to wait when yer tired... and slightly tipsy. YES, "TIPSY!" I'm stickin' with that.
On the plus-side: met someone new who seems to be pretty supah-coo'. Funny how people can have an overlapping circle of friends, and yet have not met each other.
Blarg! How can such intelligent people be so dumb?! SRSLY, how do these people graduate from school??
Jebus, how did that get in my ear??
Need to study this week; have an exam this upcoming Friday. It would be prudent, I think, to know the required material.
My promotion is official. Three more and I shall rule the world! Be nice to me now - it may help you out later.
I need to go for a walk... mind is starting to spin.
What the hell is up with all this precipitation?? Ferfuxake, it's a good thing I got my flooring home when I did. Now, if Totem could only figure out how to get some product in from one of their other stores in a timely fashion, things would be right as... well, rain.
I think someone just exploded in the washroom. It sounded very loud and wet. I don't think I'm going to go in there until at least Friday. The next Friday.
<cough> Holy crap. When your whiteboard marker vapour is giving me a headache in the next room, there's something wrong. <gag>
Dear Mother Nature: Please stop crying; my rain barrels are now full. I would like to get some yardwork done this week without getting slowly soaked.
<cough> SWEET JEBUS!
Saw the new Indiana Jones movie last Thursday. It was definitely a movie. Mmmyep.
I made up a playlist of all the songs I have that I'd actually care to listen to during my daily train rides to and from work. out of 1800+ songs, this playlist is just around 90. I think this is an indication that I need to get m'self some more current music.
I purchased a low-flush toilet a year ago. I'm doing great things for the environment! I wonder how much water is used by companies on a daily basis... I think the toilets here use about 92.44L each flush. And they create some kind of swirling vortex that doesn't even get rid of everything once the torrent has subsided, leaving you with an important decision to make: do you reduce the municipal water levels by another inch by flushing again, or do you leave the debris and floaties there for the next person to practice their tasseography on?
Speaking of Uranus, I find it interesting that it has the mass of 14 Earths, and yet its equatorial surface gravity is only 8.69m/s2; that is, less than that of the Earth.
<gag> I have a cloth, and I'm almost tempted to pee on it.
Recent MSN conversation: "see dis squirrelz?? dey haffum nutz in deyz CHEEX!!" I have no excuse. There wasn't even alcohol involved.
Kidlet continues to be cute.
I've taken the carpet out of the living room, and sanded down the parts where the cats peed. Hardwood laminate will be put in, but I've decided to first add another half inch of subfloor to level the living room up with the adjoining areas. I'm not sure how I'm going to get 6 4'x8' sheets of plywood home, but it shall be done this week. It may involve rollerskates. I think it's silly how pleased I am to be getting a new impact driver for this project.
I am craving chocolate. And affections. Happily, the former is available at the convenience store downstairs for less than a couple bucks.
Anyone know how to reference an MSWord template/form from a VBScript? That is, not from VBA within the document itself...
I'm going to need new baseboards for the living room as well. The old ones also smell of cat pee. Perhaps something a little more fancy than the previous. How much time do you spend looking at baseboards? Do you suppose that, like people's shoes, they say something about you?