Thursday, January 31, 2008
But The Flight of the Hamster is a fabulous way to waste time.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Raven will sleep anywhere warm.
Monday, January 28, 2008
I have no problem working with people. I have taken consturctive criticism in the past and changed things. In fact I have had a supervisor say that I take criticism very well. But I do need something to go on. As this is not the case, I am walking. They can line up with my other clients for my time. Unfortunately, now I have to live cheap until I get my clients back into the swing of things.
Pisses me off. I clear my schedule for these guys and at the last freaking minute they come up with nebulous requirements. I had one job in the past that was awful with no clear mandate. Never again!
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Work is pissing me off. Some people have unreasonable expectations and I am waiting to find out if the new boss is a conciliatory (read spineless wimp) type or a supportive of his employees type. I suspect it's the former, in which case I will be taking a bit of a walk.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
And now to pass on the honours! Who makes MY day? Pick 10 people. ONLY 10????!!!
Oh, all, right:
The Angry Pharmacist
The Amazing Adventures of Kelly Green Rogue
The Life and Times of JB
:::Knitfit:::ranting & raving
Z Knits...and Sews
Stay at Home Knit
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Tell her something funny, embarrassing etc and you might win! Be careful, though. the story will be put on her blog, so nothing you don't want the world to know!
Seriously, this is fa-bu-lous! Thanks a billion, Zonda!
Notice Raven had to get in on the action...
Friday, January 18, 2008
Study in high school halls
Stare at the writing on boards
Thursday, January 17, 2008
No mousies go free in this house!
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Still stuck to the pot. And I mean really stuck. As in I'm gonna hafta soak that puppy off.
At this point, I still had hope. Next time I can flour the pot up. So I tried the bread. Hmmm, not so good. In fact really not good. Chewy all right. Like taffy. Not bread. The inside was baked, but still wet. I guess those subs I made were not such hot ideas.
All in all, I think I'll stick to buying Ace bakery products at my grocery store.
Now THAT'S no fail baking.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
While the camera flash is a bit overwhelming, if you look close you can see Micha's bunny thumper is exactly 5 inches! Now to pin down the other 2 kitties.....and say bunny thumper over and over again. I love that phrase. It makes me giggle.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
I agree that the dog barking for hours at a time is irritating and annoying. I can even see why you took the coward's way out and called the police to talk to your neighbour instead of just going over. But get your details right. I DON'T HAVE A FUCKING DOG!!!!!!
The guy behind me does, and I KNOW it's his dog that is doing the barking. I don't appreciate being bothered by the cops when it's not me being the problem.
If I knew who you were, I'd dump my recycling on your front lawn.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Morons can't figure out if the problem they have is an emergency. Of all the people I saw go in or out of the big double doors to the magical emergency treatment area, only 5 had anything visibly wrong with them.
One was a screaming baby. Another was a limping fellow that came out in a walking cast. Then there was the lady who moved all hunched over. There was a young man who was huddled into his chair while waiting who just moved badly. The kid holding his arm still, with his other arm.
Then there were a whole bunch of people who looked completely normal. There was a kid about 12 still in her dance/gymnastic tights holding an icepack to her ankle. Which sounds like it might be legitimate, but the kid barely had a limp. I can tell you right now, she has a mild sprain. Keep putting ice on it, buy a tensor bandage and stay out of the emergency room, you idiot.
I lost count of the number of people that looked like drug-seeking-individuals to me. (And being that I am a pharmacist, my radar is pretty accurate)
My tax dollars at work. Lovely.
Monday, January 07, 2008
I didn't remove it. Does that mean the tag police are going to come take me away?
If you don't hear from me in a while, send yarn! (actually, you can send yarn anyway :)
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Another pair of Fiber Trends felted clogs. They are purple Paton's Classic with pink fun-fur around the cuff. Man, that fun-fur was a real pain to work with. I wasn't too put off by the fact that it was acrylic. It was the long hairy bits that kept wrapping around stitches and catching my needles that was the hassle. Definitely something for embellishment only. I don't know how people knit up those scarves out of fun-fur only!
I have already gotten feedback from the recipients of these and they love them! That makes me a very happy, injured, knitter. Tennis elbow is still bugging me. It's better. But recovery is sloooow. Anyone else had to deal with this? Know how long I'll be out? I'm going nuts. I keep thinking, "oh, I'll knit up one of those. they're cute" and then realizing I can't yet. Argh.
In other news, the car needed a new battery. Not a surprise, really. However, the nice CAA guy that came to give me a boost hooked up his battery doohicky thing (yes,that's the technical term) to both the positive and negative terminals. Now, my daddy taught me (and lots of other daddy's taught their kids) that the negative clamp is supposed to get clamped to an unpainted piece of metal on the car. When I asked the fellow, he said that most cars nowadays are mostly plastic and exposed metal has been painted, so this is what they do. In fact, I went out after to look under the hood, and my car is exactly that...painted metal and plastic. Go figure.
I inquired further at my garage. (Been going there for years. They are wonderful) and was told that with modern batteries, they don't blow up like the old ones did when you hook 'em up that way.
So that is my public service message. To boost your car battery, hook up the red clamp to the positive terminal on your battery first and then hook up the negative, black clamp to the other terminal. (oh, and have a big wad of cash to pay for the new battery)
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Hubby figured out it's the battery, so tomorrow we're gonna jump-start it and take it in to get the battery changed. We could just buy a battery ourselves, but then you have to deal with the disposal issue. Not something I feel like dealing with.
Figured I'd catch the bus home. Got out to the bus stop just in time to see my bus rounding the corner...heading away from me. Sigh. My second choice bus pulls up 15 minutes later. However it means a 15 minute walk at the other end too. In the -14C weather. Not fun. Got home. Can't really feel my thighs. Re-scheduled my appointments that I had on thursday. as I will be bringing the car into the shop.
Tried to up-synch the new schedule with my Palm Pilot. Nothing. Cleaned the contacts. Still nothing. Restarted computer. No love. Kept pushing the button. Wiggled the unit, checked usb connections. Still nothing.
I give up.