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Saturday, May 08, 2004

False advertising

Awful Plastic Surgery

Found this a few days ago. To say eye-opening is an understatement.

Thursday, May 06, 2004

Current plans for Friday

Here's the plans for Friday:

Finish up the Prologue and start on Chapter One of current work in progress. Not going to worry about that missing latter third of the outline. I know I'll figure out something eventually.

Current plan is to write around mid-afternoon (under a fan or in the coffeeshop) and evening, when it's cooler.

See what cardio classes are scheduled. Knee's seem to be okay.

Org my office for the AC folks next week. Want to move our precious (books) off the stairs and off the floors near the attic as much as possible. Don't want them to accidently bum a signed Andre Norton or something.

Errands to run. Buy and send Mother's Day cards. Get key dupes for R. Pay bills. Continue job hunting. Sigh.


Amazing. After washing the grime (second time today!) and prepping for bed, I casually checked my e-mail accounts. Surprise! An agency I joined years ago had sent a message looking for tech writers asap. Whoa, especially since two jobs (a temp tech writing position and temp admin position) fell through. I sent a reply, of course, with the requested attachments. Cautiously optimistic.

Housework II

I continued and finished reorganizing my side of the master bedroom. To get a sense of size, our master bedroom would cover 2/3rds of a two-car garage. Our king-size bed barely takes half the room. I could easily fit a full-sized bed on my side of the room and have plenty of walking space. So how did I fill that 'space' to the point where I couldn't pass through? Easily. Use it to place piles of to-be-read books, magazines, and role-playing games, don't clean for over six years, and bingo!; no more space.

But it's all piles. Continual work on them since yesterday (i.e., toss this, trash that, pile that over there, etc.) like waves to the shore and flooring finally showed up.

Not going to last long. Books from the library floor will be moved in soon. Sigh. What are bookcase for again?

Random for the Day

Where to find everything you lost as a child...



Currently reading Devlin's Honor by Patricia Bray and Touched by the Gods by Lawrence Watt-Evans. I alternate, reading one chapter in one book, then the other.

I'm having some probs with my knees. Hmmm. May have to consider dropping step for a while and switch to something less stressful. Elliptical trainer, perhaps?

Spent yesterday doing housework. That includes washing clothes; picking up stuff from the drycleaners; tossing lots of trash; scheduling appointments with workmen (ugh); doing the bed; etc. In my spare time (hah!) I'm surfing for job opps, applying for them, and following up. Oh! And speaking of the latter: the job opp with the city fell through. Called the agency this morn. Said the client decided to hire in-house. Oh, well.

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Reading update

Just finished Poseidon's Gold by Lindsey Davis. Review to follow.

Humor: Boys

The following came from an anonymous Mother in Austin, Texas....

Things I've learned from my Boys (honest and not kidding):

1.) A king size waterbed holds enough water to fill a 2000 sq.ft. house 4 inches deep.

2.) If you spray hair spray on dust bunnies and run over them with Roller blades, they can ignite.

3.) A 3-year old boy's voice is louder than 200 adults in a crowded restaurant.

4.) If you hook a dog leash over a ceiling fan, the motor is not strong enough to rotate a 42 pound boy wearing Batman underwear and a Superman cape. It is strong enough, however, if tied to a paint can, to spread paint
on all four walls of a 20x20 ft. room.

5.) You should not throw baseballs up when the ceiling fan is on. When using a ceiling fan as a bat, you have to throw the ball up a few times before you get a hit. A ceiling fan can hit a baseball a long way.

6.) The glass in windows (even double-pane) doesn't stop a baseball hit by a ceiling fan.

7.) When you hear the toilet flush and the words "uh oh", it's already too late.

8.) Brake fluid mixed with Clorox makes smoke, and lots of it.

9.) A six-year old boy can start a fire with a flint rock even though a 36-year old man says they can only do it in the movies

10.) Certain Lego's will pass through the digestive tract of a 4-year old boy.

11.) Play dough and microwave should not be used in the same sentence.

12.) Super glue is forever.

13.) No matter how much Jell-O you put in a swimming pool you still can't walk on water.

14.) Pool filters do not like Jell-O.

15.) VCR's do not eject "PB & J" sandwiches even though TV commercials show they do.

16.) Garbage bags do not make good parachutes.

17.) Marbles in gas tanks make lots of noise when driving.

18.) You probably DO NOT want to know what that odor is.

19.) Always look in the oven before you turn it on; plastic toys do not like ovens.

20.) The fire department in La Mesa, CA has a 5-minute response time.

21.) The spin cycle on the washing machine does not make earthworms dizzy.

22.) It will, however, make cats dizzy.

23.) Cats throw up twice their body weight when dizzy.

24.) 80% of men who read this will try mixing the Clorox and brake fluid.


Nada. Ugh.

Worse day so far. Ate out and indulged. So good!

Spent the day visiting my sister and nephews. Visited friends that evening.

Monday, May 03, 2004

Another book

Finished Elf Child by Pierce. Review to follow.

Sunday, May 02, 2004

No sleep due to murderous ghosts, faeries, and the Fallen, oh my!

Spent Friday writing. Well, make that trying. That's it: no more chatrooms until that day's session is done.

Saturday night through Sunday morning I read Grave Peril, Summer Knight, and Death Masks by Jim Butcher. How good did I find his series? I started at 1900 (Saturday) on Grave Peril and finished Death Masks Sunday morn at 0700. Review to follow.

Nada on Friday. Cardio Saturday morn.

Don't even ask about my diet prog. We're seriously looking at (lacto-ovo) vegetarianism.

Paid bills Friday. Mailed out a customer's order.

Saturday. Mailed out a couple of book orders. Looked at 50" HDTVs Saturday and it looks likes we'll be buying one shortly. Sigh. Have to keep spouse happy.

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