Thursday, September 30, 2004
Wednesday, September 29, 2004
I heard today on the news that apparently Martha Stewart is going to spend her five month sentence here in WV. The news people interviewed residents of the town and they were all excited that Martha could do a lot to help the community. Inmates at this facility are allowed out to do community service - anything from trash detail to singing in choirs. The residents on the news hoped she would have some good ideas about the flower beds in the town. It's a shame that her mother may have a more difficult time visiting her here instead of the two other facilities that she would have liked to have been assigned to. But hopefully, the time will go fast and Martha will be home before she knows it. And to satisfy the cynics out there, the news reporter stated that a nickname for this facility was "camp cupcake". So, she won't be working on any chain gangs.
I'm still suffering the effects of the Begin2search toolbar bug. It has hijaced my Internet Explorer browser. I don't know where we picked this thing up, but we can't get rid of it yet. I found some directions about deleting lines out of some kind of registry. But when the directions start out by saying, "Make a back up of the registry.", that sounds just a little bit serious, like I'm not sure I'm the one who wants to be touching the registry. I'll have to do some more research to see if there' s another way to get rid of this. If you have XP, I think there's a patch you can download, but I have 98.
The new season of Andromeda has begun. Check out my "The earth hath skin" blog for my comments thus far.
Monday, September 27, 2004
All these people around you .. they're necessary, sure, but they need to be watched. They could rise through the ranks like a crushing army of office ninjas; highly skilled human resources, trained in the art of doing things well, ready to usurp you.
Be ready. Claim credit for their work. Squish them down at every possible opportunity. Screw them over. Don't give them enough money. Ensure your reign will last for a thousand years, but never, ever let them think they can compete.
Which Office Moron are You?
Julie got back from her Florida vacation. She said she would have laid out on the beach, but there was no beach thanks to the last few hurricanes. It's good to have Julie back. April and I need another smarty-pants to joke around with.
Saturday, September 25, 2004
Thursday, September 23, 2004
Also today, we received gift bags for employee appreciation week. The gifts were post-it notes. But the tissue paper that was stuffed in the gift bag was the real prize. I got mine and Tony's and wallpapered a shelf in my cube. It has a swirl and stars pattern so it goes great with my magic wand. Then later, April and I got John's tissue paper and April taped it to the file cabinet in my cube as sort of a table cloth. My cube's so pretty now. LOL! Oh, and April and I had some left over ice cream from yesterday's ice cream sundae even to celebrate employee appreciation week. Tomorrow is "hot dog it's Friday" for employee appreciation week. I'm not a big hot dog fan, too many Jay Leno jokes about what they are made of, but they are free so I will have to participate.
And Scarlett, my dad says he knows a guy who had a big swollen spot sprout on his cheek bone and it turned out to be a sinus problem. So, the spider bite might not be the culprit.
Wednesday, September 22, 2004
Tuesday, September 21, 2004
I got a couple of magazines at walmart. One is a house decorating magazine. Too bad I don't have a house yet. That real estate woman never did call me back. The other magazine is a People magazine with Siegfried and Roy on the cover. And apparently, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are dating. They should both find people outside the business. Dating people in show business doesn't seem to be working for them. Hopefully, it will work out though. I bought the magazine for an update on Roy. I don't really have much interest in who's dating whom in Hollywood.
Monday, September 20, 2004
Saturday, September 18, 2004
INWARD INSPIRATIONAL SEEKER
While your adventures take you to amazing heights, your mind always remains grounded. Our initial calculations reveal that you are an Inward Inspirational Seeker.
Your idea of adventure is not instant gratification or quick-fix thrills. You stay focused on your greater goals and never allow your thoughts to stray far from the purpose of self-improvement and fulfillment. Your adventures are genuine-you're not one for pretense or trying to impress others.
I would have gone on to the in-depth quiz, but with a dial up connection, it was taking forever for these questions to load. Notice, it doesn't say anything about patience up there in the IIS discription :)
Friday, September 17, 2004
I didn't get to see any properties today. The road on which one of the properties is located was flooded. Hopefully I will get to reschedule sometime next week.
I wonder how Polly's Wooten Manor is weathering the storm. She has had trouble with the rain in the past. If only she would POST on her blog once in a while, some people might know what's going on in her life.
Wednesday, September 15, 2004
I was supposed to view some properties tonight with a real estate agent, but she had to cancel. Her kid was sick. We're supposed to do it Friday, but with Hurricane Ivan bringing rain to our neck of the woods by the weekend, I don't know if we'll get to do it then.
I'm watching the Discovery Health Body Challenge: Hollywood. The contestants are actors and two of them were on the Brady Bunch - Peter and Cindy. It's interesting watching how they interact with each other as adults. Peter Brady is looking pretty good.
Monday, September 13, 2004
Today at work, Angie came into John's office and said, "I have great news." And I said, "You've just saved a bunch of money by switching to Geico." LOLOL!!! I love that commercial. John and Angie laughed. Her great news was that she won a $200.00 grill from Walmart. John's birthday is Wednesday. We might have to do a little something for him. He claims he might call in sick that day, but we will just celebrate without him.
I'm watching the Canadian Country Music Awards. Don't know half of these people. But I did see George Canyon, Nashville Star competitor, win the Rising Star Award. Good for him! Paul Brandt has apparently redone the song, "Convoy". It's a 1970's truck driving song that has been used recently in a car commercial.
Dad says my car insurance may skyrocket. He knows a man who has the same insurance and his went up $600.00 on two vehicles. That will teach my dad for changing our insurance. He needs to just accept that all insurance companies are crooked and are just out to steal money from hardworking people.
Sunday, September 12, 2004
Saturday, September 11, 2004
Tomcat, our cat, not the neighborcat, showed up at the house today with a swollen front paw that he wouldn't put any weight on. I guess he broke something. I hope it heals up. I also hope he can get back to the porch to get something to eat once in a while. That neighborcat won't let any cats around the food these days. Except for Shade, my sister's cat. I think Shade and Neighborcat are sweet on each other. Neighborcat might have to be fixed so he won't be so aggressive anymore.
We are having a farewell party for Scarlett at work at the end of the month. She is transferring to Polly's office. I have been thinking of ideas for the party and gifts and such. I think she will be pleased. Usually, I'm not the one throwing the parties. I try to get out of all that kind of work because it usually leads to kitchen work. Yuck. But, I think because I'm the oldest of me, April and Scarlett, that I was silently nominated for the leadership role. Or else, someone thought my Goddess Tiara meant that I was some kind of leader. Hmmm.... Monday, April and I will be going down to the State Office for some training. I don't need the training but I'm going anyway since April has done her best to make everyone she has training with hate me. LOL. They hate me because I already know about the new programming and April has an easier time with her work because of me. It will be fun to be in the same room with all the other people. Barb and Angie from P-Burg will be going with us. It should be fun. I think we are all looking past the training to the lunch after. There's a much better selection of restaurants around the state office than we have around our offices.
I just saw a commercial for the Tony Danza Show, a new talk show on TV. Tony Danza is looking very old. He needs some botox or airbrushing or something. Digital tv will not be kind to him.
Friday, September 10, 2004
"Johnny Knoxville will play Luke Duke opposite Seann William Scott's Bo
Duke in "The Dukes of Hazzard," a big-screen version of the 1980s television
series that Warner Bros. Pictures is mounting in association with Village
Taken from this website, the article also says that Jessica Simpson has screen tested for Daisy Duke. So, my question is, is this casting for Bo and Luke appropriate? Luke is supposed to be the smart one, but quite frankly, I haven't seen Johnny Knoxville in a smart role. And I don't know if I know Seann William Scott at all. If anyone out there has an opinion on the casting, please post.
Thursday, September 09, 2004
Tonight I went to Walmart and charged a little bit on my credit card. The credit card people sent me a letter asking why I hadn't used the card in a while. So, I figured I'd better charge something on it. The last time I got a letter like that, the evil credit card people took their card back. I guess they would prefer that I file for bankruptcy and charge the max on the card. Idiots. At least I waited until the bank ran the credit check for the pre-qualification. Anyway, at Walmart I bought this really cute 2005 calendar with pictures of chihuahuas. Not a one of them look like Steffi, but one of them looks like our first chihuahua, Tippy. And one of them looks like Peanut, a dog my uncle in Indiana used to have. I also bought a couple of magazines that I wouldn't normally buy. I had to make the amount spent respectable. I would have looked stupid charging $10.00 on a credit card.
Wednesday, September 08, 2004
I also think I'm slowly being poisoned by flea killer. The good news is that Kitten, the only housecat we actually have in the house, is now using a real litter box in her old porch area after a couple of months of avoiding it like the plague thanks to it being infested with fleas. I have given in and started putting flea powder in the litter. I don't think the flea powder is supposed to touch living skin, but I haven't noticed the cat acting any crazier than usual. I also spray flea killer on the carpet surrounding the litter box. This all means that when I clean the litter box, the flea powder dust billows out of the box and I have to hold my breath to keep from coating my lungs with it. And the flea spray, well, you can imagine how its smell permeates the air.
As for the flea battle with the dogs, that's not going as well. I have flea spray for them, but they hate the spray bottle. So, I have to wrestle them down and spray them as much as I can while I have the chance. If I try to rub the spray into their coats, then I lose my grip on the spray bottle and I end up accidentally spraying myself in the face and such. Yuck. But I'm convinced now that I could enter and win a greased pig contest at the next county fair. That Steffi is a squirmy, fat, little chihuahua.
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