Wednesday, May 28, 2008

For some reason the office smells like fresh cut grass today. It's amazing. I don't want it to stop.

Monday, May 26, 2008

We just went on a long family walk up to the park and for iced coffees. I got blisters on my feet from my summer shoes, and the dog got pooped on by a bird. Zach said it was harder than taking Lia & Dominic out for a walk. Pretty much.

Friday, May 23, 2008

It's not fair it's not fair it's not fair it's not fair!!!! I'm the only one left here!!!!!! ARGH!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Greetings from the land of personalized license plates. As long as I can remember, the people of Illinois have always been dorky like that. I thought maybe it was because in IL it's less expensive to get a personalized license plate. But waiting in line at the DMV the first time I found that theory to be wrong. Not that I'd get a personalized license plate for myself. Honest.

This morning I sat in traffic behind WRTAWY 2.
What is that? Like Wart Away? Isn't that a product? And could it be that this person was so impressed with the product that they had to proclaim it to the highway? Or maybe they had a hand in developing the product. Maybe they have a patent on it and this is how they define themselves. I'd expect someone of that brain power to drive a nicer car though... And the funnier part is that the "2" indicates to me that somewhere out there in Illinois there is a "WRTAWY 1" or even just "WRTAWY". Daang someone done beat me to it!!

Today is Thursday. I've just been saved by a scheduling conflict and now have 24 more hours to get impressive work done before a presentation to the boss man.
But the blowers are off in our office building and I'm feeling really uncomfortable about the lack of white noise. I've suddenly got bionic hearing and am having trouble focusing. I swear at this moment you could hear a mouse fart.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Okay so I'm not posting the helicopter pictures because I want to post the video shots with them. Meaning, on the same day. But when I strung the video shots together they were pretty boring. And so I decided it needed a little song. Because I don't have a suitable little song in my library I'll just make one, right?

This is the hard part. Not so much making the song. That's not the hard part. I pretty much wrote this little one in a matter of minutes. Songs just come out that way. Especially when they're little. And crappy. But now I have to learn to PLAY it. So is it the physical or mental capacity to play? I mean I'm surprisingly dexterous after having not played much of anything for 4+ years now. The hard part is how much it HURTS! I gots no callouses on my fingertips any more and dang if it doesn't feel like I stuck my fingers in a fire. I can only play for a few minutes at a time these days. It's pretty sad. I'm totally sloppy in my technique as well, but I figure while I'm working on toughening up my pinkies I'll get the rest all cleaned up through repetition.

If I really wanted to get it done, I'd have recorded it on the melodica or a keyboard forevers ago. But see, that's not the point.

Once I get it done I'll probably decide it sounds better on melodica anyhow. That's not the point either.

I used to spend exponentially more time playing with guitars than I ever spent watching television. This is getting closer to the point.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Okay, so did everyone see the video of kitties on a treadmill from Cute Overload this weekend? It's just... It would be a shame if you missed it.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Friday, May 9, 2008

It's only 3:35 and almost no one is left in the office. Making me
Do they know something I don't?

Tonight on the way home I need to stop at a house in Ritzville to test drive a minivan for my brother. Gonna check its wheelie capability on Green Bay Ave. Yeehaa.

I'm kind of glad my friends won't be around to see this.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

I cleaned the house and did work work for hours today, but I still feel like there's so much yet to get done. Working at home at the kitchen table is sometimes pretty great. Especially when you sit with your back to the furnace. Much more comfortable than a corporate office. Those places are so cc c cold. I've mentioned this before.

Speaking of warmth, Z is sort of wrapped around me on the couch and he's so warm.
Cuddling is so where it's at. And home. That's also where it's at.
So cozy.

I also planted a lot of seeds today. We discovered the best plant store ever today. It's always been there but it's kind of crappy looking from the outside and so we never thought to go in. But oh boy! So many cheap flower pots, and orchids, and air plants and watering worms and other more useless junk.....

I bought a watering worm. I've always wanted one of these. I was really excited about him and the directions said to soak him in water for 2 minutes before putting him in your plant. But after one minute he split in half. Right between the eyes and down the middle. Z kind of fixed him with a rubber band. Now he looks like he's wearing a belt. We'll see how he works. Probably not so well. I thought about returning him for a new one but honestly... I'd feel stupid bringing back a broken worm.

Oh yeah. The seeds. I planted basil, oregano, parsley, and a small pot of wildflowers. It'll be interesting to see if the wildflowers mind growing in a pot. I hate how after you plant seeds you just kind of stare at them for a while. I paced the kitchen for a good while after I'd cleaned everything up. Like now what? I still peek at the little pots every time I walk past. As if they should be doing something by now.