My little sister moved back home last August to finish her education. She's done her BA, and now has the papers to prove it after 20 years of working in the financial field. She also brought her cats home. I'm allergic to them, but underwent 6 months of allergy shots for them (and grass).
Both cats are strange (HA!). One of them gets up in the middle of the night, picks up a fuzzy dice, and walks around with it in his mouth crying. You have to say his name and tell him everything is alright. Yes, it works. The other cat will get up near dawn and cry to be let out into our enclosed sunporch. A well placed slipper or closing my bedroom door usually works for that!
That being said, however... One (or both) of the cats decided this morning, that instead of meowing at the twilight, they would open the basement door and walk down the stairs.
Did I mention we have an alarm system on the house? Set to "stay", it arms the entry doors... and the basement.
0450 is a wonderful time to wake up to a 120dB siren. What does the 0 mean at the beginning of the time? OH MY GOD IT'S EARLY!
Ben Folds Five and Friends.
Well, it's the 30st of August, and the second full moon of the month is here. Makes this a blue moon month. This has been your interesting factoid of the week!
I've finished my work period with Statistics Canada 2 weeks ago, feels weird not asking people personal questions and getting paid for it :). I was doing census work, followed by doing what is now called the National Household Survey , which used to be the mandatory Long Form Census.
Right now I am in St John's, Newfoundland, visiting at my brother's house. Except he's still at work off Greenland , and my sister-in-law went off to New York City with 9 of her friends to celebrate her 40th birthday for a week! That leaves me and my parents to babysit Maggie, my 3 and 3/4 year old niece. She can be a handful sometimes, but is full of joy and wonder that makes up for it.
Been looking at a few trucks with my father, he wants to upgrade from the F250 Superduty diesel that he has to a newer version (2003-2008 model year). Very hard beast to find, only 8 at all the Ford dealerships in all the Atlantic Provinces (Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island)
It's been over a year since I had my Lasik surgery done, and can't say enough good things about it. Being able to wake up and not fumble for glasses, or stumble to the bathroom to put in contacts is worth the money. The only downside I've found is that my eyesight is a bit off at twilight, but once it's fully dark I can see perfectly again. This may be to old age (45!!! in 3 weeks) instead of the surgery, as is my lack of being able to read extra-fine print. But, thats what the optometrist said before surgery anyways.
Wow, doing a lot of typing today.
Amy: hope your surgery goes well and you recover quickly. Kick that cancer in the ass, and twice more on it's way out the door!
Gneech: Have fun at Dragon-con, don't let the ponies eat you :)
Sue Rankin: I know you're out there somewhere, don't make me come looking for you! I miss the many posts you used to do. Need someone to live vicariously through on the Wrong Coast ;)
HossBlack: Heya to someone who actually responded to a few of my ramblings :)
Everyone else who actually reads this.... who are you and why is the rum gone?
Hmm, I really need to add some userpics or avatars.
Okay, lets see if this one cross-posts over :)
Yeah, I really do need to update this more often.
Been playing a lot of Call of Duty:Black Ops recently. Which means I've been neglecting LoTRO and Bad Company 2. Why must they make video games so good? Have most of my Christmas shopping done, which is very hard on a reduced budget. I know what to get, just can't afford it. Maybe I should add a Paypal button for donations :)
Still no luck on the jobfront, this is hard on the mind and body when you have mild depression. Getting out of bed does require a conscious effort. Last month I was managing 7-730 am starts , but then the time change screwed everything up again! I am slightly miffed at my case worker, trying to recover travel costs from July.
Speaking of July, I had LASIK surgery done on my eyes, thanks to a generous donation by my aunt Agnes , may she rest in peace. I would recommend this to anyone who wears glasses. No more fumbling for glasses when you wake up, no looking for contact solutions, no more poking myself in the eyes with the contacts. But I still go to the washroom at 10 pm to take them out, even though it's 4 months later. Guess a 15 year old habit is hard to break.
So, I thought that since I have a LiveJournal account, maybe I should...... journal some stuff? Just some random thoughts I am having today.
For starters, I am thinking about a "playoff beard" for hockey season. Except this means shaving off what I have, and starting with a fresh face. Might be a scary thing to see in the mirror. Oh well, I have until Wednesday to go yea or nay.
My Xbox... if I can ever get Mike away from it!!! Or just go buy a new one, let him have the old one. Still have unfinished games. A LOT of them.
Speaking of games, I still go online for LOTRO, just not as much as I want to. Might be all the crashes I got, or the fact that my account got hacked. But, I'm still paying for it, so maybe today I might go for a level run.
Flying: I still love to fly. Joined the Canadian Aviation Search and Rescue Association (CASARA) so that I can up in aircraft. Still, not allowed to fly the planes. I need to scrape up a few hundred dollars, go back to flight school, and re-certify myself. I follow the self-certification process, but nothing beats being behind the controls of the actual aircraft. MS Flight Simulator helps, but isn't close.
Wow, not too hard to pump out a few hundred words, is it?
Yeah, it's doing that falling from the sky trick again. Not as much as last year, but it has been a bit colder . Finally got to use the snowthrower in a while, left foot is finally getting better, but now I have a sore right ankle from compensating.
Just doing this because I havent posted in 17 weeks!
Yeah yeah, so now I'm another year older , once more around the solar system, 1/3 of how long I plan on living :)
But, now I am the Ultimate Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything.
Too bad no-one knows what the Ultimate Question was.