Monthly Archives: August 2011

Disappointments abound.

Well, I guess not everything is a disappointment. I was expecting the antibiotic I’m taking to upset my digestive system and it’s doing that quite nicely. At least antibiotics come in horse-pill sizes so you feel like you’re getting something for the money you pay. My biggest disappointment of the day was going to they Dairy Queen near work for lunch. They used to have the old-school menu (Queen burgers, King burgers, and a giant “Hillsburger”) but now they have a much more corporate-looking menu. The hamburgers were awesome in the past, like they’d used fresh meat, and they were served on real, though chipped, plates. Now it’s all fast-foodish … Continue reading

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And yet more proof I’m old.

I just realized that I have nothing to talk about except how poorly I’m feeling. And I bet if I actually read my past postings, I’d find that’s all I ever talk about any more. And I’m feeling like I’m going to just continue this nonsense with another report on just how poorly I feel today. I’ve been sort of sick all week. No sore throat, because to me a sore throat means I can’t swallow at all, not that I can feel there’s some irritation. But I still went to the doctor. My ears are plugged, I feel lightheaded at times, and last but not least, MY G*DD*MN co-worker … Continue reading

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Microblogs r us.

I can understand that twitter seems narcissistic to some, but then I just realized that I should be twittering because of the same reason I’m not blogging that much any more. It’s not that I don’t like hearing myself talk, it’s because I CAN’T REMEMBER WHAT I DID TODAY. If I just twittered all the time (or tweeted or whatever) I would know EXACTLY how boring my life is and I could either take steps to make my life more interesting or just continue cataloging the boredom and pretend that it’s enough. But, actually, I can remember what I did today, which is almost NOTHING. I’ve been kind of sick … Continue reading

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My Mac is back (again).

It took the Apple Store long enough to replace my RAM, but I figure they’re probably backed up with all sorts of work. When I got there, they made me wait and wait and then tried to give me someone’s old white MacBook instead of my shiny and fairly new MacBook Pro. So that’s pretty much it for now. I’m about to pass out. I haven’t been feeling all that well in the evenings so I’m guessing my cold really was real.

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Sick day for me, then for my Mac.

It felt like Monday today because I took a sick day yesterday. I woke up with a stomachache and a sinus headache. I thought I was being a bit of a wuss, but I slept most of the morning, got up for lunch, and then slept most of the afternoon. The only way I can sleep that much is if I’m sick. Someone accused me of being hung over, but I can’t sleep at all if I’ve been drinking too much. The comedy of errors with my new, ailing laptop continued today. I took it in to have the overheating battery replaced, and it took a bit of time to … Continue reading

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How to get a headache.

I’ve had a bit of a headache the past couple of days and it’s partially self-inflicted. At the very least, yesterday it was my own fault due mostly to dehydration. It’s easy to accomplish. First, leave the gym and get on Tri-Met (the local bus) without properly rehydrating. Then go to the Beer and Slider event on the first day of the year it hits 90°F in a parking lot with no shade. Eat a bunch of sliders and drink a bunch of beer tasters. Then head home but wait for the bus in a shelter with no shade, with a seat that’s so hot you can’t use it, in … Continue reading

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A little better.

I really wonder what it is about the human body where food isn’t processed into something that makes more sense than just gas. Of course, if it’s lighter-than-air gas, maybe it’ll make me more floaty and able to crank out more pullups. Most likely, though, it’ll just limit the amount of human contact I get in a day. I did figure out some of the annoyances of yesterday. Well, at least the top three. I got some money off of my DirecTV bill, figured out why Bank of America was charging me for my account (their mistake), and successfully used the LivingSocial coupon that was about to expire. And, found … Continue reading

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It’s all attitude, isn’t it?

It just feels like I’m on a downhill slide lately. Sure, my computer was repaired with little trouble, but why did it have to break in the first place? Why is Bank of America starting to charge me $25/month on my account? Why will DirecTV give my buddy a $20 discount but not me? Why does my arm hurt so much lately? Why are they filming so late next door? Why do I keep buying Groupons if I’m not going to use them? Why would they let me order a Prius in February if they don’t intend on ever getting me the car? Why am I driving so poorly lately? … Continue reading

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Some day I have to get to sleep on time.

Not sure how I’ll pull that off. I stayed up way too late yesterday watching them film Grimm in the neighborhood. Interior scenes next door and exterior scenes four houses down. The trucks and the crew were making enough noise that I knew I would be able to sleep through it so I just stood around watching them from 8PM to about 12:30AM. So today I should get some sleep to make up for it but I just got my computer back and I’m catching up on stupid, stupid things like all the RSS news feeds I shouldn’t be reading. Or Facebook. Or Twitter. Or paying my bills. My MacBook … Continue reading

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How am I supposed to get any sleep when they’re filming Grimm on my street?

Also, got my Mac back. Thank goodness.

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Stuff to do.

I actually had a few things I blew off today, besides the things on my much-ignored to do list. What I did try to do was get a brush cutter working so I could cut some of the weeds growing out of the curb across the street. I’ve never had any luck getting my co-worker’s Craftsman started so I thought I’d try the Stihl I have. The Stihl started with no problem but has bad rubber seals in the fuel line which means gasoline was pouring out of the bottom. I called around trying to get parts, but it’s probably 25 years old. Anyway, I blew off a friend’s kid’s … Continue reading

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More mistakes

I took my MacBook Pro in for repair and took the Portland Streetcar because it’s free this weekend. I should have just spent the money and took the bus or drove. The streetcar was crowded, slow, and a bug tried to fly up my nose. I even had to shove my way off the streetcar when I got downtown. What a mess. I got to my appointed genius time early and had to wait, but they recognized all the symptoms, looked at the crash logs, and sent my laptop into the repair depot. We’ll see how long it takes to repair it. After that it was time to take my … Continue reading

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