October 19, 2008

Sigh. Sign. Whatever.

I'm not doing so well on this getting-back-to-blogging thing, huh? I went to read Rachel Lucas tonight, thinking that it might help me get back into the swing, and her site actually caused my computer to shut itself down. It's a sign of some kind. I just don't know if means I have to stop trying to read Rachel Lucas, or buy a new computer. Probably the latter.
(Insert whining and sniveling about a severe lack of disposable income here).

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October 31, 2007

Here's a little whine to go with that...

OK, I can't sleep. Part of it is all the drugs have messed with my biorhythms. But mostly I'm depressed/freaking out over the hospital bill for my emergency appendectomy. It came to $13,265.86. Hell, that's what my car cost! Unfortunately, they don't let you take out second mortgages on your car. So I called the hospital to make payment arrangements.

They want $2,000 a month.

I take home $1,482 a month.

If I earned $2000/month take-home, I would have been able to afford health insurance, and this would be moot. As it is, I can't sleep trying to figure out how the heck I'm going to pay these folks for saving my life (my doctor told me that if I had delayed only a few hours before going to the ER that my appendix would have ruptured).

There's also the radiologist and anesthesiologist (whose bills total over a grand) and there are probably a few more "ists" with bills still on the way.

The hospital recommended that I take out a loan. I have no choice but to try that, but since my car loan and my student loans already take almost half my income, I doubt a bank is going to loan me 14K on my good looks.


Maybe I should answer some Nigerian emails...

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April 26, 2007

So what do I do with 5 million neopoints now?

Neopets, one of my all-time top time-wasting places, has re-vamped their entire site and I hate it! I could get used to the new look, but now I have to scroll back and forth as well as down to view the pages, and that's annoying the heck out of me. Oh, and I can't find anything, either, since they moved and changed all the links and shortcuts.

I'm an old fussbudget, and I hate change!

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June 28, 2006

Third verse, same as the first two...

The thing that really sucks about working over 50 hours a week is that when you're not working, all you want to do is sleep... at least, that's the case for me. And even on my days "off" I've still been working--for example, yesterday (and today and tomorrow) we're having special school-group shows at 9am. Today I don't even get to go home when the last popcorn kernel is swept up, because I'm on noon to midnight.

I bet you're as tired of my whining as I am! Send me thousands of dollars so I can quit my job and I'll shut up....

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December 09, 2005

It's not fair!

The schools closed today because we got around 7 inches of snow--why do I have to go to work?!?

(Please note: This is not a an actual question. This is whining and venting. Apart from my getting fired if I don't go to work, I'm sure the poles would shift and the earth spin off its axis if the Dollar Movies didn't open today. Never mind that our gross income on Wednesday would have handily purchased a tank of gasoline for a medium-sized car, but was insufficient to pay both the cashier and the concessions clerk--let alone me. The Show Must Go On!)

It's gonna be a long winter.....

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December 07, 2005

I need hot cocoa--to soak my toes in...

Not to harp on the same old theme, but it's still freaking cold here. The low was 6° or something horrible. Again, not unexpected for January, but way too cold for December. It's still allegedly Autumn, after all! I pretty much just snuggled under the blankets all day yesterday (unfortunately without anyone to light a fire, in my lawn or elsewhere) reading Terry Pratchett. I hope my car will start when it's time to bundle up and head to work. The new projector bulb is supposed to be delivered today. It would be nice to get it installed before the first set starts, since it's 50¢ Day. And you all know how much I love 50¢ Day!

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November 20, 2005

Bad Mood Rising

I had a crappy day at work yesterday. I arrived in a good mood, and by the time midnight rolled around I wanted to either down a pitcher of margaritas or strangle someone--an employee, the owner, a customer, any would do by that point. As a capper, that last show broke during the end credits and I had to splice it before I could go home. Some days you just don't see it coming....

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November 11, 2005

Think I'll go eat some worms

Someday I hope to work for an industry that considers Holidays to be holidays. Having been in retail most of my working life, I work not only Memorial, Veteran's and Labor Day, but also Thanksgiving, Easter, 4th of July and Christmas. Being salaried, I don't get time-and-a-half, and in my current job (unlike my last one) I don't even get a comp day for the latter four. In fact, we have to work harder on Holidays and weekends than normal weekdays.

Yes, I'm having a pity-party and I'm the guest of honor. Now I have to go get ready for work...

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October 10, 2005

Ignorance may be bliss, but...

I am sad. Why? Because I have not gotten pingged. I should have been pingged when two of my fellow Munuvians recently made reference to posts of mine (here and here). Alas! Not a peep from the Ping Propagator! Not a Track came Back! I had to accidently discover on routine drop-ins that I am loved.

My Goodness! I could have the most popular blog in all the 'sphere, and I would never know it...

See what happens when Pixy takes a vacation? Panic, Disorder and Chaos--
...and ...I ...don't ...get ...pingged!!!!!

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July 14, 2005

Lame Post #3.75

I don't know what to blog about today. I had a tweleve-and-a-half hour workday yesterday and I'm just tired. I even forgot my purse at work--that's how out of it I was when I left. I'm lucky I got home safely!

I'm going to take a nap now....

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June 09, 2005

Lazy Susan

I had a really long day yesterday, and I didn't realize how exhausted I was until I woke up this afternoon--at 2 pm! There goes my day off! Sheesh! It's also going to screw up my body clock, since I have to go in around 10am tomorrow to do inventory before we open, and then around 7am on Saturday to open the place for a group that has rented our auditorium to use before we open at noon.

The really bad thing about only having one day off is that you can either laze around or get stuff done that you've been putting off, like laundry, but not both in one week. It seems like my corpus chose for me this week.

I'm going with the flow....

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March 27, 2005

We now resume our regularly scheduled whining

My ten-hour workday passed like forty-seven hours. Business was agonizingly slow--I sent most of the kids home early (only one complained--she likes lots of hours). For some reason my joints hurt today: shoulders, hips, back and knees all ache, and I went to work with no analgesics in my purse. By the time I came down the stairs from the projection booth to lock up I was hobbling like an old woman. Either there's some kind of front moving through, or I'm getting sick again.

How was your Easter?

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March 10, 2005

No news is not likely

Well, the electrician never made it yesterday, so I had to go let him in at 8am this morning. There was a pool of water all over behind concessions because one of the fountain spigots was dripping. I called Pepsi repair after I had most of it mopped up. The repairman explained what caused the problem as he fixed it, but most of it was "man-speak" so I just nodded and smiled. The electrician, who also gibbered on in man-speak about his work, finished about 11, and because I'd only had a few hours sleep I came home and went back to bed. This makes (adding on fingers and wiggling toes to carry the one) fourteen consecutive days without an entire day off from work. Being on salary sucks sometimes.

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March 06, 2005

Send chicken soup and chocolate

Yesterday, work was a nightmare. I woke up way too early today but managed to get done enough homework to merely be behind instead of drowning. I think I might be getting the flu. More homework, then off to work I must traipse. Oh joy.

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March 04, 2005

Paging John Bunyan

I'm up to three paragraphs on the story, although no religious holidays have yet made an appearance.

I seem to be in one of those troughs of inertia I get occasionally, this time in regard to school. So far this semester I have turned in every assignment early, but now the procrastinator in me has hopped in the driver's seat, and it's like there is an invisible wall between me and my schoolwork. This is not good. This is my last class for my Master's and I need to ace it to make up for the "C" I got in jerk-face's class last Spring. I would blame it partly on all the stress at work lately, and partly on being so sick of Winter I could scream, but I suspect it is really the result of some internal inveterate rhythm that is random and unavoidable.

The question is, how do I kick-start my volition? How do I wrestle the procrastinator into the back seat so I can concentrate on school? I'm going to cart my text with me to work in hopes I can fool myself into reading a couple of chapters between shows--and crises--but even if I crack the book I'm not sure I'll be able to concentrate (not because of distractions, but because of an attention deficit).

Urrrgh! Somebody tell me where to buy some initiative, I'll pay good money (not to be confused with Bad Money) for it...

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February 13, 2005

Can't I be "Blue With Envy"?

I am so jealous!!!!! Two of my three Blog Gods and one of my Blog Crushes got to party together in Florida at the Bad Example Family & Friends Reunion.

I think it was the fur handcuffs that made me realize what I was missing....

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December 28, 2004

I need a valet

Did I mention that I didn't get any socks for Christmas? I really wanted some since my dryer seems to be particularly hungry for them lately (and oddly, it never seems to gain weight!) and it's getting to the point where I'm going to have to wear one green one and one blue one if I want both my feet decently covered.

Even if it wasn't winter I can't wear sandals to work--I have too much respect for my little toesies to expose them to the dangers of hot oil or suicidal projector parts. Plus, I think there's probably some law about naked feet in places that serve "food" since there seems to be some law about everything.

Now I have to go see if I can find a navy and a black sock that might be mistaken for a pair--as long as my legs aren't next to each other...

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December 09, 2004

The rest is silence....

My paper's done, it's submitted, the class is now officially over ('though I still have to wait for a grade)--why don't I feel like a huge weight is off my shoulders?

Oh, yeah--now I have to start Christmas shopping.

Maybe there's another paper I need to do......

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November 19, 2004

Here's hoping Sunday lives up to its name

I'm solar powered. The more consecutive days of overcast skies and drizzle we get, the less enthusiasm, energy and ambition I have. If this dreary weather keeps up, I'm going to dissolve into a a lump of human aspic by Monday.

But I'll still be callipygian...

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October 17, 2004

A waist is a terrible thing to mind

Today's my 12 hour day again. Those extra three hours just seem interminable. I think it's because I suffer Internet Withdrawal Syndrome once I am away from my computer for more than 8 hours, and the longer I am deprived of internet access, the worse my symptoms get.

There is only one known cure for IWS: a laptop. Help me out and send me your winning lottery tickets today!

(Fooled you--bet you thought this post was going to be about dieting!)

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July 26, 2004

Just don't shave the cat

I'm on noon to midnight today, I spent my coffeeing-up time doing research for my final paper for the World's Worst Business Class™ and I need more sleep.

So, make yourself comfy in my comments--there's Killian's Red in the fridge, Sanata on the CD player, and the carpet's been scotch-guarded (in case of Hershey's syrup)...

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July 24, 2004

Ungeeklyness bites big fat hairy boulders

Ever since I got "upgraded" from Windows 95 to Windows ME, my Mozilla browser has been giving me all sorts of grief. It locks up unexpectedly, and I have to use the three-fingered salute to close it and start over. Because I am technologically-impaired (I blame the government) I cannot determine how to fix this problem. Today after the fifth Ctrl-Alt-Del I uninstalled it and reinstalled it. Unexpectedly, all my bookmarks are still there, which means it didn't completely uninstall, so whatever is causing the problem probably didn't uninstall either....

If this doesn't work, I may have to resort to Percussive Maintenance...

I hate Bill Gates.

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July 23, 2004

Epithet, epitaph, whatever...

I've been having problems remembering what day of the week it is lately. I figure that's probably because I haven't had a day off since July 7th, and it looks like I won't get one until July 29th. Whine. Kvetch. I need a vacation.

Hmmm.. I'd hoped that would get it out of my system, but I'm still feeling whiney...


Thanks to the Cheesemistress....

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June 26, 2004

Now is the time on Sprockets when we dance....

I think I'm getting bealy. I had plenty of time to blog today since I'm on 6 to midnight, but I just couldn't. The Dreaded Doldrums have me! Auuggh! Run! Run for your lives!

Still there? Guess I can't start a panic the way I used to....

Okay, click here.

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May 26, 2004

Waiter, there's a whine in my soup

This is my last "weekend" off until school starts again in August. Starting Monday I get only one whole day off a week.

I'm really tired today. Sweet dreams to me...

At least I've got my Bonfire post now!

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May 21, 2004

I need one!

perfect pc.jpg

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May 07, 2004

A little whine to go with that

Last semester, all our papers and major assignments were due Thursday night; since my weekend is Wednesday and Thursday that worked out very well. This semester, all our papers are due on Sunday night, and that sucks big honking boulders since my work week starts today with a 3-midnight, continues tomorrow with a 3-midnight, and on Sunday is a lovely noon to midnight. When am I supposed to find the time to write a six page paper in the next 60 hours???? During sleeping and/or blogging time, of course. *Wimper*

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March 13, 2004

Classic Kvetch

I'm getting really tired of school. I only have three classes to go once I finish this one, though, so I'm 2/3 to my degree! Yay! When I did my undergrad I only had a part time job, and school was my full time job. Now I have a full time job, and the classes are much harder and more time-consuming. Sigh. I think youth really is wasted on the young...

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March 07, 2004

Those who can't post, read--except ...

Hmmm...I'm having trouble getting some of my regular blog reads to load. Is there an outage somewhere? The Munuvians all show up. At first I thought Bill forgot to pay his hosting service again, but Kevin's unavailable too. Sigh.

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February 01, 2004

Lame post 18.5

I hate winter.
Today is my 13 hour work day.
...unless I quit my job and decide to stay inside 'til Spring, which is sounding pretty tempting right now....

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January 30, 2004

Usual Friday Whine

The start of my work week, as usual, brings thoughts of crawling back under the covers. I hope to be home by ten, at which point I may blog more. Or not. I'm capricious that way.

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January 27, 2004

Four paragraphs in search of a title

I used to love winter. Playing in the snow was a great adventure, having school delayed or cancelled always added an element of wonderful surprise (except when we lived in Wisconsin--in Wisconsin, they know how to handle snow. Two flakes hit the ground and a D-Day Invasion's worth of snow-clearing equipment hits the roads. I don't think we had one "snow day" the entire time my family lived there, even through the Blizzard of '79 was the only time I've seen comparable snowfall here in Indiana), and watching big fluffy flakes drift down to create mysterious mounds of white and turn cars and shrubs into indistinguishable masses was entertainment that no tv show could rival.

But I'm old now. And I'm tired of having to scrape five inches of snow off my car every day, or a quarter inch of ice every night, or both. I hate having to step gingerly across sidewalks and parking lots lest I fall and break something. I hate the creaking sound the metal of my car makes when it's 10° and I hit a pothole. I hate winter.

School was cancelled today due to the snow, my car looks like the world's largest pillow, and I have to go to work. I don't want to. I want to be a kid, with a free day, able to bundle up in my snowsuit and fuzzy mittens and crocheted scarf and warm boots to plunge into snow drifts with wild abandon, make snow angels and snow forts and snow families in the yard, and come inside to a steamy mug of hot chocolate, and tomato soup and grilled cheese for lunch. I want my mom to scold me for tracking snow through the house, and my sisters to make fun of me because my nose is as red as Rudolph's.

Being a grownup sucks. I'm just sayin'.....

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January 24, 2004

Drat Drat Drat

So I downloaded the install file for Mozilla 1.6, uninstalled Mozilla 1.4, installed 1.6, and it freezes even faster than Firebird did. Two or three pages of browsing and it locks up! Auuuugh.....(not to be confused with Dean's Yeeaaah...). It's probably something I can't do anything about, like the sound card is incompatible with the mouse driver, or the squirrel chauffeur or something. Grumble grumble grumble....

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January 22, 2004

Give me coffee or give me...

I feel like I have a hangover, but unfortunately I did no drinking last night. I had to get up at a ridiculously early hour to show Brother Bear to 200 school children this morning, and when I got home after noon I tried to take a nap to catch up on some of the sleep I missed--only I had exhausting dreams about work-related disasters. So now I'm groggy, caffiene-deprived (since I only had time for half my normal intake before heading to work), and freezing! It's 10° outside, with a wind chill of -5°, so it's dang cold! ...BRRRR...

Okay, I edged the thermostat up to 70° and threw a flannel nightie on over my satin one, so I hope to warm up shortly. In the meantime, there's the coffee dilemma: if I drink coffee this late in the day, it will keep me awake well past my 2am bed time. However, a cup o' joe sounds nice and toasty warm, and perhaps the caffiene will provide enough of a boost that I will be able to finish my homework that's due tonight. Wait! There's more! If I act now, I will have the added advantage of all that lovely steam to aid in unclogging my stuffy sinus passages...hmmm....half-caf ought to do the trick! (Talk amongst yourselves until I get back...)

Oh--everybody link to Daniel, mostly cuz he thinks I'm cool, but also because he's tired of being a lab rat and wants to spend some quality time as an opposum.

I'm really bummed that Mr. Green is on hiatus. My homework chapter is on "Diversity" in the workplace, and I know he went to a seminar about it not too long ago... now I'll have to try and figure out the assignment question on my own. (Yes, the question--if I understood the question, I'm sure I would have no problem coming up with an answer).

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December 28, 2003

Grumble grumble...

It seems I got another Christmas present--a miserable cold. All the lovely symptoms of a NyQuil commercial wrapped up in one movie theater manager who is condemned to a 12 hour workday....
Well, one good thing--I can't legally serve any popcorn! And if any customers start to complain about something I'll sneeze on them. Of course, one of these days people are going to start suing other people for giving them colds.

That swine Frank J hasn't posted in 10 days! I'll learn him--I won't buy his next tee shirt until he votes in the New Blog Showcase every week!

Guess I should've called this post Grumpy Grumble (isn't that one of the Teletubbies?) Well, misery loves company, right?

Gosh, I need to fire this post off to the Bonfire....and see if I have anything to send Jim this week...

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December 24, 2003

Hopefully Santa's running late....

Don't you hate it when you are so tired you can't see straight but you still can't fall asleep? I do too....

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December 15, 2003

Kvetching up

It's just not fair!!!! It's really not. Everything happens in the blogosphere as soon as I leave for work Sunday morning, and by the time I get home Sunday night (or rather, Monday morning) there's so much to catch up on reading-wise, I don't even get to blog about it--or even finish reading all the links I want to explore--before I'm nodding off...

And now I've got you Monday morning early birds to deal with, too! Like Jim's Bestofme Symphony.

What do I recall from yesterday? Consent of the Governed is open for business. The King of the Blogs has its three finalists. They are Blather Review, Clarity Amidst Chaos and Vigilance Matters.
Madfish Willie has the next Tales from the Champagne Room up. Silver Blue's interview is up at Jennifer's.

So far I'm the only one who has hit Simon's tip jar for the "Buy Pixy Misa a Beer Because He's the Greatest Landlord in the Blogosphere Fund". Anyone who enjoys any of the munu blogs should kick in a couple of bucks out of gratitude that your favorite reads aren't still on bogsplot! The paypal button is on Simon's main page here.

Harvey must have nothing better to do on Sundays than post...and post...and post some more....

Well, there was more I stumbled across last night, including something about Saddam Hussien being in the news for some reason, but I have to email Jennifer my questions for Trey Given's interview. I think I'll ask him if he's really a lesbian, or if he just plays one on TV....

Bad news this morning--crap won the new blog showcase, and Liberal Crap won the sponsorship. I'm really really tired of playing this game. I do and I do and I do for you kids, and this is the thanks I get???

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December 10, 2003

A blogger's work is never done

Fifteen more pongs deleted...I wish there was a market for these things--I'd clean up!

UPDATE: I have a new friend that wants to make me rich!!!!! You can email him here:


and don't forget my other friends:


I'm sure they would love to hear from you.....

Another Update: This one says he's Nigerian, and the pot is $25 million: belloyk@mynetaddress.com

Yet another--everyone wants to make me a millionaire!!! samkalloon_2002@yahoo.co.uk

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December 07, 2003

A Special Request from the Hostess

OK, it's my long day at work, so I'll be leaving shortly and won't be back until midnight. Thus, I have a favor to ask of any Alliance members reading this today.
#1 post your new blog showcase vote
#2 go here and find yourself on the Alliance roster. Check to see if the two blogs above you and the the two listed below you have voted. If they haven't, please leave them a comment or email them a reminder to vote.
#3 if your team's not playing today, you can check out this list and harrass remind Alliance members who don't have a red "V" behind their names to vote in the New Blog Showcase.
I'm really really tired of losing to the liberal lamos ....

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November 17, 2003

basd mojo

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November 14, 2003

More Whining

I've been wandering aimlessly from blog to blog looking for a little inspiration this morning, but to no avail. It's not that there was nothing interesting to read--on the contrary, I really enjoyed Harvey's new filthy lie about Glenn Reynolds and Trey is always interesting. They both had links to other blogs I wandered off into, and a good time was had by me. But no post inspiration to be found.

I forgot to link to the Bonfire of the Vanities this week. Oh, and the Bartender's interview is up at Jennifer's. I'm sure there's some other interesting stuff I meant to link to, but I forget now.

I have a full work-week ahead of me. Oh joy.

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November 13, 2003

Blech Bleck Blecky Bleckie

I wasn't going to write this post about spelling, but then when I wrote the title I couldn't figure out how to spell the way I'm feeling right now. Bleck. Only I think it's spelled "blech" which looks to me like "bleach", which is one of the things I have been neglecting due to my bleckyness--yes, the evil laundry.

I'm not depressed (been there, done that, the tee shirt's in the pile of whites) but I'm not--enthused? energetic? funtional? motivated? desperate enough? to tackle chores. I guess that's what makes them a chore--nobody really wants to do them, they are just something that needs done.

I actually don't procrastinate about everything, unless I'm feeling blecky. Like now. When I get like this, I have to sneak up on myself in order to get things done. Like I have been avoiding going to my online class for several days. So when I got online a bit ago, I "accidently" logged into my class. Once I was there I did class stuff. Now, had I gotten online with the intention of going to class, I probably would have gone to Yahoo and played games.

That's kind of how this post came about. I didn't feel very posty, but once the edit page was open, and I tried to figure out how to spell "blech", next thing I know I'm writing a post. Had I intended to post, I would still be looking at the cursor throb. Not that posting is a chore--except when I feel blecky. Like now.


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October 18, 2003

It's too early...

...for all this conversation. Witty repartee at 8 in the morning? Help!

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October 16, 2003

99 point 5 percent scar tissue...

Sigh. Once again the Chicago Cubs manage to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Now I need another beer to drown my sorrows....

For the Geeks:

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October 04, 2003

Frank has all the fun....

of altering the content of troll-spewings. Some of them are hysterical. I particularly enjoyed what he made the troll say in this post's comments, although all of them are very good.

I only ever had one troll comment I altered, and I mundanely changed the invective to praise.

Next time, if there ever is one, in addition to banning the IP I'll use the "mad lib haiku" method of comment editing.

Thank you, Frank, for another great Public Service suggestion....

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October 01, 2003

MT is misbehaving

Sorry for all the pongs! My computer locked up in the middle of all that pingage, and I had to reboot. When I came back, it said no pings had been sent, so I checked a couple sites and there were no trackbacks from me, so I republished. Sigh....guess I should have checked all of them. Some folks already have two from me, and others still none....

Uh oh! Look out! It's possessed!!!!!! It stopped halfway through and started over!!!! auugh!!!!!!

Duck and cover!!!!!!! It's an inadventent pingslaught!!!!!! Sorry.....

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September 04, 2003

Whining, Wondering, Wandering

Geez Louise, my weekend is half over and I haven't gotten anything done (except sending a little link-love to some of my friends). Why do work days seem to drag so, and days off fly by? Or is that an imponderable?

And as long as I'm complaining, how come so few people leave comments? Yes, I know, that sounds like Tiger, but it's a fair question, I think. I've been reading a lot of blogs today (and linking to many) and with a few exceptions it's almost like visiting an art exhibit in a ghost town...there's all this beautiful prose just hanging in the blogosphere, waiting to be admired, but the art gallery is deserted.

I think I'm mixing my metaphors. I must be tired. See what accomplishing nothing all day does for a person? Yep. Brain rot.

Anyway, some late night linky love...

Go read Tiger's Wicked Willie series..you won't regret it...

James linked to me, even though I hadn't linked to him--now that's link love!

Bill is going to be 39 next week....I think he thinks I'm stalking him, which is why he won't answer my Dear Scabby questions...Don't worry Bill! It's Paul I'm stalking!

"Enjoying" isn't exactly the right word to describe my appreciation of Ted's countdown to 9/11, but this picture did bring a smile to my face (yes, I am a heartless member of the VRWC...you wanna make something of it?)

The Alliance Limerick Laureate is freelancing with non-Alliance poetry (I'm going to have to check his contract to see if that's allowed....)

Tuning Spork eviscerates some media noodle-brain. I don't watch tv, so I have to take his word for it (though his description of the soup he had made me laugh out loud...)

Okay, that's tonight's linkage, folks....

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August 18, 2003

I feel yucky...

I only came online to explain that I'm sick, but there was a comment at The Alliance blog that Frank is sick, so I went to IMAO and found a cool ad for the Axis of Evil Naughty, which took me to Jennifer's where she had a link to Kevin who has a link to IMAO, so I went around in circles a few times...anyway, the dirth of posting is because I have been wasting perfectly good blogging time feeling miserable at work and then sleeping the rest of the time.

I'd tell you my symptoms, but then you'd mistake this for Bill's blog...

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August 07, 2003

Me! Pick me!

First it was John Collins. Then Bill C. Next was Glenn (not Reynolds). Now there is Tiger.

My momma was right--let a guy stay in your comments, and he won't respect you enough to interview you....

I think he either wants to make me cry (like Frank did) or else make a movie about him. Hmmm.....

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July 24, 2003

An appeal for compassion...

Frank, you know that I love you. I think you are the funniest political writer on the planet. But please...


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July 23, 2003

Heigh ho, heigh ho

Yes, Loyal Readers, another 12 hour day for Susie, and she does not want to work today!!!!

I said it best here.

The reason is here.

Every time I go in to work, I know that something will have broken while I was gone...even if I left at midnight and arrived back at noon, something will have sprung a leak or fallen off or just disintegrated over night.

The sad thing is, I am not making this up. So although, in general, I really like my job, in particular it sucks big fat boulders covered in lichen.
(Sorry for the language, but I think in this case it was called for.)

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July 17, 2003

Inertia su*ks.....

As I bemoaned at one of my (many) lesser blogs, [I forget which one, I am "testing" so many], the dreaded inertia seems to have returned. Inertia leads to procrastination, and procrastination leads to stress, and stress leads to mental overload, which causes inertia {insert Joseph Heller reference here}.

So I have been putting off finishing (ok, starting) the two papers I have due shortly [I am working on a M.S. to go with my B.A., which will hopefully result in the call letters B.A., M.S. following my name--meaning, of course, Belated Achievement, Mental Stability]. This is a bad thing. [The procrastination, not the call-letters].

Being under all this pressure makes me really irritable. We're talking "mega" here. There is a very real possibility that the next person who speaks to me, no matter how innocuous their remarks, will find themselves flat on the ground with my hands on their throat as I snarl in a manner that would make Chomps look like a lap dog. {Not a great mood for someone who deals with annoying customers and whiny teen-aged employees on a daily basis.}

And I'm NOT even PMSing!!!!

So, the point of this rant is: {insert Peter Finch's famous "Network" quote here}.

You heard it here first.

Now I have to go to work. More later (unless I'm arrested for strangling "innocent" customers with surplus movie trailers...)

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July 15, 2003

No! Not the Main Template!

Frank is eeeeeeeevilllllllll...........!!!!!!

He is going to make me put on my spelunking gear, sturdy galoshes, lineman's insulated gloves and beekeeper's helmet and descend into the stygian depths of my template to add a link to Instapundit.

All I can say is, Thank God (and Pixy Misa) for the flamethrower!!!!!

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July 14, 2003

Full Moon Blues Redux...

We ran out of popcorn tonight.
We don't get a supply order until Wednesday.
I run a movie theater that has no popcorn.
Where's the whiskey.......?

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July 13, 2003

Full Moon Blues....

I had a really lousy night at work. I can't even begin to relate it amusingly. Maybe when I get some aesthetic distance. In the meantime, I'm going to finish my second beer. Alcoholism is probably just around the corner. You heard it here first.

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July 12, 2003


Tiger thinks I don't love him anymore....
I do still love you, Tiger....it's not your fault I have a thing for younger men!
{Besides, you gave a copy of your book to another woman! I am seething with jealousy...;)}

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July 09, 2003

Attack of the Dreaded Inertia

So there were some server problems or something last night (you'll have to ask Pixy Misa about it, because I am geek-impaired), and I couldn't post any of the gratuitous linkage I intended. So I went over to another blog I'm playing with and posted there, but only linked to Tiger because I wasn't feeling very well. I am feeling better this morning, but the dreaded inertia is back.
I suspect the problem is the weather. We have been having rolling waves of thunderstorms since the 4th of July, with only momentary splashes of sunlight between, and I am solar-powered. It's kind of like SAD, only year-round. A day without sunshine is like a day without orange juice.
Massive doses of coffee don't really help. I thought about trying "Puppy Uppers", but then I would need "Doggie Downers" to sleep.....sigh.

Did I mention that it's Frank's Blogiversary?

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July 02, 2003

Penny wise.....

I am having problems with my mouse. It squeaks when I scroll it. Actually, the noise sounds more like two rubber bands being rubbed together. Sometimes it sticks and won't go left. (Although ideologically speaking, I suppose that could be a good thing). I have tried cleaning it. There's no particulate matter stuck to the trackball. There's no cigarette ashes or spilled coffee gumming up the interior (unlike my keyboard). Could it possibly be because I went for the $5.99 model when I replaced the old one?

(Just wondering...since the plural of mouse is mice, and the plural of louse is lice, why isn't the plural of spouse spice?)

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July 01, 2003


Isn't modern technology marvelous? You can go to the library online, select the books you want transferred to your local branch, and pick them up there a few days later.
Of course, the catalog only tells you the title and author. It doesn't tell you that eight of the eleven books you found on Ulysses S. Grant were picture books for third graders......

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June 27, 2003

Pixy Misa's Day In....

I had a bad day. Pixy Misa also had a bad day. And it's all the poltergeist's fault!!!!

I woke up at the ridiculously early hour of 6:30 am, and spent an hour or so wandering the blogosphere, alternating reading blogs and writing about them on mine. Then I hit "preview" and that's all she wrote...literally. Everything was gone, replaced by a highly obscure message with the occasion English word such as "error" and "missing" and "nahner nahner".

I tried hitting the "back" button to no avail. The obscure message still jeered at me. I tried logging in again. Nada. What to do? Give up blogging? Horrors! Luckily, the wonderful, brillant and talented Pixy Misa seems to speak a little geek, (and is also my most generous benefactor and host) so I emailed my troubles to him. He wrote back that he would work on it.

Off to the theater I went, where my day didn't get much better (but that's another story).

Obviously, since you are reading this, Pixy fixed the problem and I am able to blog again. Hurray! Unfortunately, the entry I spent an hour on this morning is, as a dear friend of mine put it, "toast". He explained what happened on his blog, and therefore I know that the whole mess can be traced back to my wanting to be able to post thumbnails of the poltergeist pictures.

Pixy, I promise to never take pictures of ghosts again (if I can help it)!

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June 26, 2003


One last entry before I head off to class and thence to work....

I apologize for the excessive pinging I have been doing lately. It seems when I revise an entry, such as correcting spelling or grammar errors I missed on my first three edits (that preview font is just so darned small!) and then publish, it re-pings everyone.

My bad.

I will try to remember to erase the "URLs to ping" box on future editing.

No promises, tho'.

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June 15, 2003

Last Woman Standing

Okay, only one more 12 hour day, then one regular day, and then I get the day off!!!!

My paper is done and submitted. Whew. Til the next assignment due June 29th.

Dear Lord, will this never end???????

Frank is very funny as usual. Go there or I will tell him you didn't.

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