I’m just an ornery cuss today. I swear, by the time I’m 30, this wrinkle in my forehead is going to be a mile deep. Today’s Problem #1: We get these “free papers” that no one reads tossed onto the front porch. I’m not sure what they are selling, but it looks like mostly auto adverts. Anyhow, I believe the two copies (one for each unit) were delivered on Friday. I brought ours in on Saturday and put the paper in our “too be recycled” pile. On Sunday, the neighbor’s was still on the porch, only it had mysteriously been moved in front of our door. Thinking a point could be assumed, I moved it back over in front of their door on Monday. This morning, as I leave the house, it’s almost falling off the porch as far from their door (and subsequently close to ours) as it can be. So, I put it directly in front of their door and tape a note to it, “We already got ours, thanks though! :)” Think they’ll get it?

funny search phrases

the following are phrases that have gotten people to my site this month: via msn.com 2003 haircuts, haircuts 2003, haircuts for 2003, haircuts in 2003, puccaclub via google.com song “Mary’s Wedding” movie, wired you2, weary traveler free house, links engrish.com, gibsonmania, East Side Blog Madison via yahoo.com JT’s Blocks, weary traveler free house, phone cut off still use dsl, SMOKYSCLUB, “madison bloggers”, melatonin keeps me awake i sure hope that person got their damn hair cut and that the insomniac got some sleep.

is it tuesday?

Having a work holiday at the beginning of a week is always welcomed, but it still throws off my entire being. All day yesterday, Kurt and I swore it was a Sunday.. So, though it’s Tuesday already, I feel like I’ve actually lost a day, as opposed to having gained a vacation day. Maybe that’s a sign of working too much? I tried desperately to find a “Tuesday Two” for today’s blog. I understand the stupidity in a bunch of people responding to the same 2-7 questions on any given day, but it gives me something to do if I have nothing to say. I’m a poet.


This is George. He just got done with his yearly brumation, wherein he worried poor Kurt to death with his lack of movement and eating. I’ll tell you what, he’s gotten all of his strength back and I can hardly keep enough mealworms in the house to satiate his hunger. Good thing he like veggies. The mealworms are his weekend snack. Say hi to George. (image disappeared somewhere)

heppy birfday

janis j would be 60 today if she didn’t shoot whiskey directly into her veins and just drank it like a normal person.

the first of many

Our first Stitch and Bitch went splendidly. Fash learned, with lightning speed, that knitting is fun! jennifer and I also delved into the purl stitch. This, combined with the knit stitch makes up the entirety of our knitted world. I think I can say with confidence that we’re all thrilled. Hats anyone heard of headhuggers? As Fash put it, the cause is a little strange right now, but in a few months, we’ll be donating tons, I’m sure.

friday 5

Again with the trend-following.
1. Where do you currently work?
a corporate doll company
2. How many other jobs have you had and where?
i will not recount the year that i had 6 w2’s to go through for my tax return. a paper route when i was 13, hardee’s when i was 16, mostly phone jobs since then; telemarketing, sales, relay system for the hearing impaired, and now this place.
3. What do you like best about your job?
the team of people i work with
4. What do you like least about your job?
the team of people i work for
5. What is your dream job?
my 5 year goal (only 3 years ago) was to be freelancing from my kitchen island on a saturday morning with a steaming hot cup of coffee wearing a terrycloth robe. so far, i’ve got the coffee part.

the boycott continues

It’s really not just me being a brat. The caf� has no idea how to appease the vegetarian masses. I know I’m not the only one, either. The best part about their “lunch menu” is that they indicate Weight Watchers points with each day’s meal description. If you’ve ever known anyone to try Weight Watchers, you learn that each day is allotted 20-25 points depending on your goal weight; well each of the caf�’s lunches are between 20 and 25 points! Why bother? I’m also disappointed in their near-refusal to make me a fresh sandwich. Their problem solving skills include making 20 turkey and swiss and one veggie sandwich in the morning and putting them in the cooler. If I wanted a sandwich that was made this morning and put in a cooler, I would have brought my own sandwich. Needless to say, today I’ll be having rice pilaf.

horse’s ass

I just like thinking that really loudly about people. Anyhow, I got the Badge-A-Minit and the Handy Stitch yesterday in the mail, but I didn’t get a chance to try either of them out. I ate in the caf� at work today for the first time since Halloween. I wonder if I’m getting weak, lazy, or both?


Normally, I hate it when people are like, “it’s so cold out! i can’t wait til summer.” and then when August comes around and it’s like 150 degrees with humidity, they’re like, “i wish it was January!”. I’m f*cking cold. Not just toes and fingers, but cold to the core. It takes me a while to heat up after being outside. Matter of fact, I don’t think I ever actually get warm at work. The heat is on some sort of timer that drops 10 degrees right after lunchtime. Anyhow. I’m busy today.