Got to the Municipal Justice building at around 8:15am this morning. Scott drove me in, which was much quicker than the bus. I realized when he pulled up that this was not the same building in which I served jury duty last August. I passed through security with flying colors and rode the vomit-vator (I don’t do well when I have to travel more than a few floors… you should have seen me going up to the top of the Columbia Tower, 85th floor) up to floor 12. I check. . . Read More!
When I was a kid, I didn’t know what “auto detailing” was. Well, I thought I knew, but it turned out later I was wrong. There was only one business in my neighborhood that advertised “auto detailing.” And their sign had some cheesy airbrushed flames and a hideous lion on it. So I always figured that “detailing” a car meant getting flames or animals or those placid lakeside scenes painted on them. It was only when I was about 20 that I learned that “auto detailing” meant just cleaning the. . . Read More!
The last two days have been absolute heaven as far as my morning walks are concerned. Not only has the weather been perfect, but I’ve changed my workout shirt. My regular one is waiting patiently in the laundry bin, so I’ve had to dig another one out of my t-shirt drawer. The one I selected was given to me by a buddy who does t-shirt design: it’s an eye-catching yellow with “BITE ME” prominently displayed across the boobs. The reason I love this is because now the other exercisers leave. . . Read More!
I realized today that I’ve had my current watch for something like 2-1/2 years. It’s still running, it still looks cool, and I haven’t had to change batteries in it. Usually my watches die out after less than a year. What kind of endurance watch is this, you ask? Swiss Army? Rolex? Cartier? No, my friends. It’s the simple yet very very cool Lego Creator. Sure, they have Lego watches in other color combinations, but this one is by far the coolest, employing the classic Lego shades of blue, red,. . . Read More!
Pearl Jam Guitarist Goes Public with Crohn’s I have so much respect for this guy for coming out about his disease. Crohn’s can be such an embarrassing topic, it’s hard to be open about just how sick you can be. I’m glad to see someone in the public eye speaking out about the disease. You can damn well bet that if I’m ever famous in any way, I’ll be more than open about my Crohn’s, because I know only too well the shame and pain and feeling of being alone. . . Read More!
Clay did absolutely lovely tonight. Here, There and Everywhere is one of my favorite Beatles songs. Plus his Bridge Over Troubled Water was absolutely fantastic. But both Scott and I got the feeling, from the writing and production, that the producers want us to vote for Ruben. So I’ll be interested to see tomorrow’s results. Best comments of the night come from Randy Jackson: “You blew your brains out with that song, man. You sang your face off.” Oooh, double ouch. In other news, we went to see The Matrix:. . . Read More!
Well, it was a successful thrifting weekend for this Missy. Went out Saturday to my local Value Village and came away with just a top and a skirt. I thought my thrift karma was somehow off… usually I find more good stuff than that. Well, never fear, the karma is back. Today I went down south to the Renton Value Village and the Goodwill in Tukwila. First stop, Renton VV. Found some great items, tried them on, many of them fit very nicely. So after leaving the fitting room, I. . . Read More!
I have defeated the evil FedEx software. We ended up having to dig out a second computer that was laying around. I loaded up the FedEx software, got not only the devious label printer set up, but I have also managed to get this PC to print full letter-size sheets to a printer attached to a Macintosh three rooms away. I’ve also managed to get the network to recognize the internet on that computer, so we can send the daily reports to FedEx using the DSL instead of dialing up.. . . Read More!
Albuquerque has a minor-league baseball team. That team is the Albuquerque Isotopes. They’re in the same league as the Tacoma Rainiers. I may have to attend a game this season. Read More!
I’ve been asked a number of times today if I have anything fun planned for Easter. Maybe it’s that I’m not a christian, but I never ask people if they’re planning on enjoying a religious holiday. Because I know that not everybody is of that religion, and not everybody celebrates that holiday. All I know is I get tired of the following: Well-wisher: So, have anything fun planned for Easter? Missy: Um… not really. I don’t celebrate Easter. Well-wisher: Oh, I’m sorry! I didn’t know you were Jewish! Missy: Um…I’m. . . Read More!