Thursday, July 24, 2008

Spam amuses me...





Today was a particularly irritating day for a number of reasons, however, the main cause of the irritation were two, necessary but still annoying, meetings....They were both long and involved and when you possess the attention span of steamed asparagus it is very difficult to concentrate. Though it helps a little when its a bunch of tech-talk (that's a turn on for me, LOL).

Anyway, I returned to my desk after the day o'meetings and found some spam had arrived that caused me to chuckle and Google the term "underwear chicken". The first one involving the underwear chicken wasn't exactly what I had envisioned. Apparently, some guy in his underwear wandered out onto the highway and decided to play chicken with large vehicles. That's a case of severely overestimating one's own abilities. I was really a bit disappointed though - I wanted to know exactly what underwear chicken was...

Then the second piece that graced my inbox poses a very interesting question - but really, do you have to ask? Is it rhetorical or has the sender ended up in a situation that truly perplexes him? Hmmm....

This has been on my playlist today:

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Use Me, Crazy Bitch...

So I've been enjoying these songs today...





Tuesday, July 15, 2008

ABANDONED.....


So he's leaving me...my beloved engineer...sigh...woe is me...what ever shall I do??? I mean, I know he has his reasons...there are always reasons...like getting a really kickass job in a state that doesn't totally suck...But what about his adoring fans?? Those of us who will be devastated by his absence?

My fond farewell to PDW:

"Well, what can I say? I wish you all the best. It was a pleasure working with you - your presence was like the weak flame of a desperately sane candle battling against the dark abyss of Crazy that is this place....You and your cynicism/sarcasm will be missed...but I'm glad to hear you're going to be doing something really, really cool! Please dry hump the big O for me (I'm just kidding...sorta) - or at least let him know that some anonymous pervy chick in Chi-town loves him (that'll narrow it down for him)!

I do have to admit I'm a wee bit envious...but not enough so to drive me to construct a voodoo doll of you...Yet...."


Good-bye, PDW. You and your wicked coding skills (damn, I always said you had some skills, boy!) will be missed. Peace.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Ghetto or ingenious...


...or both? Ok, so it's a little hard to see because my cell phone camera sucks but my neighbors have come up with a solution to the problem of not having a porch, wanting to BBQ but being too lazy to go out the other door....I'm not sure if precariously putting a large grill on some kind of cart for sliding door access qualifies as pure genius or totally ghetto..or massive fire hazard...

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Riley, Elliot...sigh...


So I got to spend time with two of my most favorite creatures today. Elliot, Maddie, mom and I drove out to see Jason and the kids. I got to snuggle my darling little girl and feed Elliot a Slim-Jim - lol. Made them both pretty happy. Though Riley got hungry and I can't help her there so I did have to relinquish her to Linda for a little while but I got her back! :D I know I monopolize her but I can't help myself. I'm a Riley addict...

Today is beautiful but its made me a little lonely...Its this kind of day I woulda talked the ex into a picnic in the park or a trip to the conservatory....Instead, I'm going to tend to some chores. Can't do laundry - grrrr. Neighbor has it all tied up so I suppose I'll have to wait....

Anyway, enjoy some Disturbed (I was just listening to them) while I go do dishes and pick up the living room:





Saturday, July 12, 2008

Grrrr....


Sometimes my own stupidity really irks me. I got all sorts of burned out on homework this evening and was thinking of just going to bed when it dawned upon me that it was Stupid O'clock in the morning in the Ivory Coast - time to play Harass-A-Scammer. I wasn't feeling particularly creative so I found a few sound boards and woke the scammer up with lots of swearing and insanity....but I forgot that I restarted my computer and in doing so my call recording program wasn't enabled. I called this jerk 5 times and really pissed him off but didn't record the calls....grrrrr...now I'm just agitated.... Maybe it is time for me to sleep....I'll try again some other time I suppose.

Saturday night homework...sigh...


Why are people stupid? I'm having the most asinine discussion with a classmate. She's completely missing the point and responding with trite quotes from random characters in American history. INFORMATION IN ITSELF IS NOT INHERENTLY DANGEROUS. Simply hearing a divergent viewpoint does not necessarily set the stage for - well - anything in particular to happen. If I knew how to create an atom bomb does that mean that I'm going to wage war (ok, well, yes, for me it does, lol but I mean if a sane person holds this knowledge) or blow something up? No. It is just that - knowledge. It is what we do with that knowledge that can be dangerous - note I said CAN not WILL....Ok, sorry...

So I went to the Cubs game (we WON yesterday and TODAY - snuck in a few innings whilst doing homework) with work yesterday and while I wasn't particularly thrilled about going I ended up having a really good time. I forgot how much I actually enjoy baseball. I do NOT, however, enjoy other Cubs fans. They are obnoxious and were I in possession of the plans to an atom bomb, they would be my first target. We just had bleacher admission so by the time we got there we couldn't find any seats and it was about 100 degrees but in all fairness it wasn't that bad. I'm a little sunburned and the heat really does get to me after awhile but it was a nice outing overall. I'm glad we all went.

Today was spent first taking my mom's dogs out for a morning romp then home to do homework - which I've been at all afternoon and will continue to be at for a while longer. This will leave me free to see my baby tomorrow morning for a bit! YAY! I've missed her terribly. And then I'll have an exciting Sunday full of cleaning and, wait..wait...You guessed it, LAUNDRY! Boy, story of my life - just one thrill after another...Enjoy some SxDx (I know its old, but so am I):



I'm almost finished with my BA. August 24th is not that far off...I'm..in an awkward place - I just don't quite believe it. It doesn't feel real...

Well, I need to get back at it. I thought I might blog a bit while some files are uploading but they seem to be done. Gotta get back to my inane discussion!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Eviscerated

All that i am, all that i was....is no longer mine...is simply no longer...this journey, a strange one...



There's a shadow just behind me
Shrouding every step I take
Making every promise empty
Pointing every finger at me

Waiting like a stalking butler
Who upon the finger rests
Murder now the path called "must we"
Just before the son has come

Jesus, won't you fucking whistle
Something but the past and done?
Jesus, won't you fucking whistle
Something but the past and done?

Why can't we not be sober?
I just want to start this over
Why can't we drink forever?
I just want to start this over

I am just a worthless liar
I am just an imbecile
I will only complicate you
Trust in me and fall as well

I will find a center in you
I will chew it up and leave
I will work to elevate you
Just enough to bring you down


Mother Mary won't you whisper
Something but what's past and done?
Mother Mary won't you whisper
Something but what's past and done?

Why can't we not be sober?
I just want to start things over
Why can't we sleep forever?
I just want to start this over

I am just a worthless liar
I am just an imbecile
I will only complicate you
Trust in me and fall as well


I will find a center in you
I will chew it up and leave
Trust me Trust me Trust me Trust me Trust me


Why can't we not be sober?
I just want to start things over
Why can't we sleep forever?
I just want to start this over

I want what I want
I want what I want
I want what I want
I want what I want

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

July...


July has started out to be a difficult month for a variety of reasons. Between work being so insane and my massive school burnout I'm really tired. I've developed a cold and stayed home from work today to sleep it off. I've been feeling like I've been fighting off a cold for the last week and I think it finally got the better of me. Or at least that's my hope.

It's been about 6 months since I've stopped all the medications. I've been steadily feeling better over the months and the diseases haven't really progressed any. I'm really trying to lead a healthier lifestyle - though its not easy....between my love of beer and my addiction to smoking - its a battle for sure....This is the first time in months that I've really felt bad and I truly hope that it is just a cold....

I keep downing water and tea....ate nothing but healthy things today and if I get a little more energy, I'll work out in a bit - though I'm feeling really tired....and it scares the hell out of me...I dont want a relapse....

Sunday, July 6, 2008

I'm in love...


His name is Elliot...He's got brown hair and the sweetest brown eyes - he makes me melt every time he looks at me. We have so much fun when we're together - today it was a morning romp in the woods followed up by some quality snuggle time on the couch.....He's funny and charming and just so adorable....i love spending time with him - he makes me so happy...and yet he cannot be mine. My life isn't conducive - i couldn't give him what he needs...not to mention his presence would disrupt my own wild kingdom....

I've always been more of a cat person but loved every dog i've ever had - don't get me wrong. But this is the first time i've bonded so much - if he didn't chase cats i would take him in a heartbeat...as it stands, i need to find a home for Elliot - this just breaks my heart....He's perfect in so many ways...I truly love him....we're just star-crossed....if only we had met at a different point in our lives...I've tried to make it work, in so many ways - come up with convoluted schemes involving dog-sitters and dog walkers and kennels and.....and it just won't work...

If anyone has any need for the most wonderful dog in the world, please let me know. He's about two years old and 65 pounds of pure muscle! He's a love! And if i could give him the life he deserves (while maintaining the life that Abby and Ripley deserve) I would without question. He's smart and very trainable. He's been fixed and had all of his shots!!