I keep forgetting

to drink water when it’s dark out. I drink my share of water all day at work (after the coffee is consumed), but once I leave work, that life-responsibility leaves me. I fear that with tax return in hand, I will spend the day on eBay getting things that I don’t need. You know I will.


If you haven’t already, file your wisco taxes online. I had mine prepared and filed last Sunday and the refund was deposited into my checking account /yesterday/! Anyhow, I’m all for online transactions. Now for the Friday Five.
1. What is your most prized material possession?
I’m pretty proud of the computer that I built and maintain and paid for and sold my soul to get the coolest monitor. I think this is a good possession because it’s not like a Ferrari or a boat.
2. What item, that you currently own, have you had the longest?
I have this lamp that was my moms with a plastic shade that has painted on mushrooms and foliage. I’ve had it since I was about 15. Most of my other childhood possessions (dolls, toys, bears) were ruined in a flood in mom’s old basement about 4 years ago… I’m not broken up about it.
3. Are you a packrat?
Sometimes. I try to go through things and donate them if I haven’t looked at it for over 6 months.
4. Do you prefer a spic-and-span clean house? Or is some clutter necessary to avoid the appearance of a museum?
I think the only rooms that need to be clean are the kitchen and bathroom. This is where very important and sanitary things occur.
5. Do the rooms in your house have a theme? Or is it a mixture of knick-knacks here and there?
It’s a mixture of things that really need to be put in my car and taken to St. Vinny’s this Sunday.

Sorry cats!

Too busy! This is so weird. Nothing at all has really changed in my actual responsibilities between being “temporary” and “permanent”. Though, for some reason, now that I am permanent, I’m all busy and crap. It’s like I magically inherited more respect and responsibility. Weird? Yes.


Some days I really like this place. The people, mostly, but this company also has good vision and quality product. Other days I wish I had the gumption to follow through with the 5year goal (which, incidentally, is scheduled to expire in a year). I think it’ll turn, slowly, into an 8year goal. I need to get my feet wet here for a little while. Onward and upward.


I don’t have anything profound to report on today… Oh! One thing; read your cellular phone contract before you call up and yell and the poor customer service rep who only has the job to get free minutes.

knitting fever

can’t… use… the… mouse. I knitted for ~8 hours yesterday, finishing Kurt’s beanie, only to discover that I have to add another inch to the rim. This is not a particularly difficult endeavor, but requires skills that I hadn’t planned on learning until next winter when I knit my first sweater. It simply involves a ring of fabric sewn to the bottom rim of the existing hat as one would sew an arm sleeve to a sweater shell. Enough shop talk. I’ll be very busy at work tomorrow (read: lots of mousing), so I shouldn’t be on the computer so much at home for fear that my wrists will turn into mush.


I could, very happily, live in a log cabin and never go outside. I think this is a testament to just how easily amused I can be. Provided I still have everything that I do now at my disposal. The ferrets, this morning, are on my nerves though. They stand at the door to their (my) room, scratching. When I go in the room and sit down to play, they run all around, everywhere but near me. What do they want!? Gah. They’ve just now been placed in their cage for a time-out.