The Superbowl and drunk driving
Posted on February 2nd, 2009 @ 10:55 am

Oh the Cardinals.  So close.  They were SO CLOSE!  Only to have the Steelers steal away their lead at just over half a minute left in the game.  And then to see the Cardinals just fail miserably in the last 30 seconds with a stupid fumble to give it back to the Steelers for the last five seconds… Oye.

It was a good game, though.  And at least the Cardinals gave the Steelers something to work for instead of being an easy win.

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Snail mail spam
Posted on December 20th, 2008 @ 9:41 am

Do you remember those old pyramid schemes?  The ones where you were sent a bulky letter in the mail, with a giant list of people and their addresses, and you were supposed to send like one dollar to the first ten or something like that, then add your name to the top of the list, and mail it off to a billion other poor saps and hope they would give you the same courtesy…  and hopefully in a few months time you’d have dollar bills rolling into your mailbox?

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Dang creepy crawlies!
Posted on December 2nd, 2008 @ 10:14 pm

Recently we got a good amount of rain, over Thanksgiving.  I guess it hasn’t rained here on Thanksgiving in like 12 years, but anyway… Rain usually brings out the bugs, particularly those that lay dormant and hiding for a while.  And more specifically…. termites.

Four years ago we had our house treated with Termidor, and got the treatment that is supposed to be guaranteed for five years.  By my math, we should have at least one more year before we should be seeing any signs of any termites.  But no.  With this most recent rain, they decided it was time to crawl out of the ground and start feasting on our 2x4s.

When this happened four years ago, they popped up only on the outer walls of the house (inside the house, but the walls that share the exterior of the house).  Supposedly, rather than coming up from the ground, it was surmised that they got in through the roof.

This time, they are on an interior wall.  A wall that does NOT share an exterior side with the outside elements. What the heck??  And the buggers are eating quickly, too.  The first patch we have spotted seemed to have popped up overnight.  There’s no telling how big that tunnel is going to be by morning!  My guess is they got in the same way as before – through the roof, since we’re on a cement slab and the exterior walls also happen to be made of cinder block.

Stupid bugs.  They give me the heebie jeebies and my skin crawls just thinking about them.  I know they won’t hurt US, but they still give me the willies.

I guess I get to call the exterminator tomorrow and have them come out and do an inspection.  On the bright side – at least there is still a year left on our guarantee so that hopefully this re-treat is not going to cost us anything!  Or at least not as much as it would if it were not under warranty!

That is what happened last time… we had a re-treat, which was only warrantied for a couple of years, and then a couple weeks after its expiration, the damn bugs showed up again.  I’m glad that was not the case this time – treating for termites is not exactly cheap.  We paid over $800 for the last treatment with Termidor, so they darn well better do a re-treat for practically nothing, if not free!

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Bug season
Posted on November 22nd, 2008 @ 9:30 am

I think the Kiddo brought home a cold, and it’s trying to invade my space.

*shakes fist*  Go away!  I don’t want you here days before a holiday!!

So I’m sitting here consuming a huge glass of orange juice and took two vitamin C pills.

I hope it goes away… I don’t want to be miserable for Thanksgiving!

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Pushing Daisies – say it isn’t so!!
Posted on November 21st, 2008 @ 10:53 am

I just heard from my husband that the show, Pushing Daisies, will probably be cancelled.


WTF, man?  It seems like the networks always, ALWAYS are canceling the interesting shows and keeping the crap, unless an interesting show is really super uber popular (a’la Heroes).  We both swear the network execs must smoke crack daily to make the decisions they do on what shows stay and what shows get the ax.  Why do they still base their decisions primarily on Nielsen ratings??  With the throng of Tivo and other DVR recorders, you’d think they would find some way to take their ratings from those devices, especially since many people have dual tuners or multiple devices in the house that record shows that are on at the same time on different channels.

Bah!  I’m just ticked off that another great show is meeting its end just because it can’t gobble up a 20 share in ratings (or whatever).

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That makes me sad
Posted on November 17th, 2008 @ 11:14 am

Sorry I haven’t posted in a few days.  Just didn’t have the posting itch.

Anyway.  What kind of crazy state makes a law where in order to hold a contest, you have to register it with the AG’s office?  Seriously?  Oh yeah, the one where I live.

Even if the host of the contest is in a different state, if they want people from MY state to be eligible, they have to register it with the AG.  How annoying is that??

So it makes me sad on two parts – I won’t be able to enter all these contests that are going on at various blogs unless they registered with my state’s AG office (and most have not and probably will not), and second, I can’t hold any more contests myself unless I want to run the risk of getting into trouble.

It’s just plain stupid.  I think we need to move away.  Because that will probably happen a lot sooner and be a lot more likely than that stupid law getting changed. :bored:

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I am so ticked off right now
Posted on November 5th, 2008 @ 10:40 am

I have changed the theme to match my other site, which works.

Identical themes.

Both with several errors when run thru the W3 Validator, yet the other site works, and this one does not.

The only differences are the content and widgets.

I even tested a theory and added a supposed missing closing div tag. It eliminated one error in the validator, but remains broken.

I re-unzipped and re-uploaded the theme so it’s “fresh” and right out of the box.

Site is still broken.


I’m hella pissed.

At this point I am [thisclose] to just backing up my damn database and wiping the site and installing it all over again.

Excuse me while I go bang my head against a wall.

I fixed it.  Weird stuff indeed.

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Go away heartburn
Posted on October 1st, 2008 @ 3:05 pm

Geeze I’m having some evil heartburn today.  Unfortunately all I had with me was two lonely Rolaids chews, and I had those hours ago.  I can hardly wait until I get home so I can go down some Tums.  Until then I’m drinking water like it’s going out of style since that is all I have besides soda.  I think the soda would probably exacerbate the problem rather than help…

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Unexpected purchase: two new tires
Posted on September 22nd, 2008 @ 6:17 pm

And boy am I incensed. Not because I had to buy two new tires, but because the reason I had to buy two new tires NOW, and not months ago. When we SHOULD have.

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Work frustration
Posted on September 18th, 2008 @ 3:14 pm

I really, really, hate screwing up at work.  And I hate it even more when it’s because of someone else’s previous screw up, which only leads me to add to the damn pile.   GAH!! 

I can just feel my blood pressure rising, and my nerves becoming frazzled.  And if it’s due to someone else’s mistake, then I just plain get pissed off.


I take pride in my work – as boring as it can be at times – and I really hate it when I inadvertantly screw up.

Excuse me… I think I am going to go stomp on something now.

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