Tuesday, July 17, 2007


I broke down and got a pair of faux Crocs last year to use when I'm running into the garden or switching water because they are esy to clean and don't get damaged when they get wet. Tonight is our watering night and I am struck by one thing about these shoes -- they are not that comfortable to me because they shift around too much on my feet. I am all about comfortable shoes, but I'm wondering now how on earth do people wear these all the time?


The last couple of days at work havbe been miserable, not because of the people I've had to deal with (although that probably made things worse), but because of the temperature in the building. The temperature in the building as a whole has never been very stable, our area is usually arctic as is the break room and the bathroom nearest to it, while across the hall is rather tropical. Starting yesterday our area reached a tropical temperature, the bathroom was comfortable rather than cold enough that you worried about sticking to metal fixtures, and across the hall feels like an annex of hell. By the end of the day it feels like my brain is melting and leaking out my ears, which is probably why the following line from a spam email struck me as pretty funny because of the misused quotation marks.

Congratulations,You will get $"202,000" Refinance for only $"697" each month

I'm not sure if I could trust anything that is saying that they aren't sure if they are offering me $202,000 and they aren't sure if the repayment rate will be $697. Or is that they aren't sure if it's really money? My brain is still too melty to figure it out so I'm going to get something cold to drink and flop on the bed in front of the AC. If my brain congeals enough to try to figure it out I'll let you know.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Things from my childhood

I have very strong memories of watching TV with my father. He wasn't into sports so what we watched were documentaries and then we would sit and talk about the show. The two that I really remember watching are Cosmos and Connections. I remember Connections more than any other show because I was fascinated by how interconnected things were and it really affected the way I looked at things. Over the years this has been one of the shows I really wanted to get my own copy of, but the few times that I could find it I couldn't afford it. Yesterday I got a catalog that showed that the show had finally been released on DVD, so now I have to make the decision on if I want to put it on a credit card or not.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007


A few weeks ago I noticed a new bird in the yard. I didn't get a good look at it but I was almost sure it was a blue jay. After the past few days I am sure it was because I saw three frolicking in the front yard on my way to work the other day and today startled them while they were hanging out around the old flower box on the front porch. I'll be interested to see if they are living in the area or if they are just passing through.