Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The Westinghouse

So Shawn found a good deal on an LCD monitor this last weekend, and thus we have taken the first steps into a new century. You can read about it HERE.

In other news, it FINALLY rained at our house this morning. So the windows (we had 3 of them replaced over the summer), did well--no leaks from what we can tell. AND our rain barrel is full again--Yay for watering plants again!!!!

Not a whole lot else is happening. My yearly performance review at work was postponed until the end of this week, which, damn, I was hoping to get it over with. But hopefully it will go well (my supervisor already implied as such), and it will be a good start to the long weekend. Also, my parents should be back from their cruise next Wednesday...and I can't wait for dad to put up all the photos. :P

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Thank God I've got a mind like a steel trap

So, Laurie told me a while ago that I have a mind like a steel trap--this is because I took her dogs out for about a week and they were trying to housebreak the younger one. Then, about a month later she asked me to do it for one day while they were going out of town, and said she was going to write down all the directions again. I told her not to, and practically repeated the original directions word for word, thus the comment.

Anyhow, yesterday Daniella calls me and says that she's on her way to one of her "Baby Classes" aka Lamaze and other such necessities for having a baby, and she can't pick up her prescription at Sam's Club and she's out of the pills, which she needs to control the gestational diabetes. Ultimately, she asks if I could go pick up her prescription. I say "sure, why not?" and then proceed to leave work, drive to Sam's Club and go to the pharmacy. I wait patiently in line, get to the counter and give Daniella's name. The pharmacist looks it up in the system, and says, "I need you to confirm your month and day of your birth." ....Shit. When is her birthday...it's in November...around Thanksgiving...."oh, uh, November 25..." and as I'm trying desperately to figure out the year, the pharmacist says "Thank you!" and turns to go get the pills. phew. Then I had to forge some signature on the little pad thingy--mostly it's just so the insurance people know when the prescription was picked up, paid for it and left.

So yes, be glad I have a mind like a steel trap...could you imagine me trying to explain why I didn't know my 'own' birthday. But, it's a good thing that Daniella had me go pick them up...otherwise she was going to have DJ do it...and I'm positive that he doesn't even know which month is Daniella's birthday.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Gosh, it seems like forever

It seems like forever since I last blogged. Which, it has been, and it hasn't been. It's been like a week and some odd days, but it hasn't been as long as a month, so be glad for small things.

We did go to the San Antonio Zoo. I liked the Denver Zoo better. We also ate at the Hard Rock on the Riverwalk. That was nice. I had apple pie. mmmm, pie.

I've been on backup duty for the past week. But it's okay. we haven't had rain in over a month. We've actually had to resort to watering our lawn. FIE!!!!

Work has been hectic. Ross switched jobs, and I am now the supervisor of the intern because of it. The FEWS group is falling apart--Ross and I frequently have discussions about who is going to leave first and why and when. Sigh...silly people getting all bent out of shape around yearly review time...maybe I'll be bent out of shape at some point, but at this juncture, it just seems so...unnecessary.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

A nation of Wimps.

Here's a link to an article about how we're raising a nation of Wimps...you want your kid to do well in life? Stop helping him with everything--you gotta let them flounder. So Mom, Dad, Thanks. Also, apparently if you're controlling about what you toddler eats (as in when, how much, etc.) then they're more likely to be overweight as adults because they have a lack of control...or something like that.

Dad got his stolen car back. They found it about 90 miles from where my parents live. The car was covered in oil and had pot all over the place...so it was in pretty good shape.

hmmm...I think that's all for right now...so sad. Oh yeah, I'm eating at the Shady Grove for lunch tomorrow and Shawn and I finally ate at Stubb's. So that means i've eaten at 2 true barbeque places...now it's just the iron works and the salt lick...and maybe Kreutz...AND we're going to go to the San Antonio Zoo this weekend...Maybe...If we feel like it...and it's not raining...or too hot...

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

This world is full of asshats

Yes, that's right, the world is full of bigot asshats. It seems to be nowdays that everyone from your generic middle eastern muslim, to your israeli jew to the catholic nutso Mel Gibson is a bigot asshat. I had all sorts of stuff I was going to write about Hezbollah,Gibson, Israel and Ahmadinejad, I was even going to come up with some crazy political conspiracy theory...but alas it's too depressing.

Speaking of depressing, I was trying to remember some article I read a long time ago--some article that was written by a priest. I think it was back when Bush was first elected (so in 2000), and he wrote an article about how priests are a conduit between people and God. It is not their job to judge, but to forgive....hmm, wish I could find that article...it was good.

but let's see....what else? something less depressing perhaps....tomorrow is happy hour day at work. YAY! I'm finally going to try the cheese plate appetizer at Zax....I will call it the kaeseplatte aperitif.

And a final thought, brought to you by Willy Wonka (and subsequently the writers of that fine movie), "If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it." oh wait...sometimes that IS depressing...hmm, alright then a quote from "Rent" (which I still haven't seen)...."Forget regret, or life is yours to miss. No other road, no other way, no day but today."