Sunday, July 30, 2006

A quiet Sunday evening....

Well, actually, compared to past Sundays, tonight was fairly busy. And my goodness the tow calls.

Tho, I have to admit that one of those tow calls today was me. Imagine it if you will:

My boss is going out of town on Tuesday. In a fit of altruism, I have offered to house sit for her. I went out there today to get shown around, get a key, and just generally hang out for a bit. All the way, everything was going fine.

Pops had dropped a $20 on me and told me to get some In and Out. Well, I'm creeping forward in the drive through, and I stall my car. No biggie, right?

Well, after getting pushed out to the parking lot, and fiddling with my cables for awhile, D (sis's so) came out with cables, and we tried to jumpstart it. No go. I'm trying to get home, cause I have to shower for work, the food's sitting in the car, and I've got 11 bucks in my pocket. I send D home with the food (mine too cause im not hungry now) and call work. C answers, and we decide which tow company to call.

I tell her my sob story, and about 10 mins later I get a call.

'You know this is gonna cost you, right?'


'So what's goin' on?'

I drop the story on him and he says he's on his way. He drives all the way out (far end of town from like....anywhere in town) and pulls up in front of my car. He gets out, we pop the hood. He hooks up the battery, and the car fires. RIGHT UP!!!!. I was mad, but I was glad too. We dedide that the postive cable needs some work, and I set off for home.

I made it home, park, shut the motor down. Decide to make sure....yeah...she's dead again. I call sis and tell her, and D comes over with the part that we need to fix the cable (new terminal end). Takes like 15-20 mins, and now she's staring again.

Best part is, J didn't charge me for the service call, so the grand total cost (less labor) for the day?

$0.75. Yeah, that's right, seventy-five cents. Well, I'm guessing plus tax, but I wasn't there, so I don't know for sure.

Ok....I'm typed out for now.


Saturday, July 29, 2006

Foreign correspondants...

Well, I've had a couple takers.

Kat, whom some of you may know, and K, another of my loyal fans have offered to help out in my time of need.

Or my vacation, whatever you want to call it. I'm easy tho. If you (any of you) want to post something here, just ask.

I can see the Universe in a grain of sand

A lot of stuff has been going on lately. Some is work related, some not so much. My operations manager at work (my direct supervisor) has put in her notice. She and her husband have decided to move to Carter OK.

Not sure what exactly this will mean for the work situation, but it will prolly mean the hiring of at least one new operator.

We've got the big push for Dland going. The trip itself is paid off, and now we're just saving for spending cash/travel expenses. It's such a lean time. I'm always working (who isnt tho right) and yet I never have a dime to spend. It's great.

Hopefully my graveyards are all done. We hired an operator (another guy) and he actually wants graveyards. Go figure. I sure hope he works out. He's picked up the process fairly quickly, so I have high hopes, but on the other hand there is a pretty big turnover at my company.

Well, it's 9:00 am and I need to start some laundry.

Be excellent to each other, and party on dudes,


Tuesday, July 18, 2006

I've been a baaaaad boy...

I know.

I haven't posted in a while. A long while, actually. Now, I can hear you all. Everyone of you. 'it's not that hard to blog...'

My only defense?

I've worked 3 graveyard shifts in the last 2 weeks, and have yet another wonderful night of fun to look forward to. That, combined with a couple paychecks (mine and popss), shopping, and a couple of very profitable trips to the casino (like 200 bucks up), has made me either unwilling (at work) or unable (passed out).

Today, for instance, will make me have a 6 day week. I mean, it's pure ot, so it's all good, but gawd am I tired.

If you gave me a million years to ponder it...

I would never have guessed that true romance and Detroit would ever go together.

For those of you that don't know, that's a quote from, suprisingly enough, True Romance. I don't know if any of you have seen this or not, but wow. I have to say, I have only recently viewed this treasure for the first time.

Yes, that's right. Me, Mr-Died-In-The-Wool-If-It's-Quention-I-Have-To-See-It. I realize now, the error of my ways. There are some absolutely stellar performances in here.

The whole Dennis Hopper/Christopher Walken scene. Man. That shit is gold. Gary Oldman? Freaky fucker man, he deserved to die. Christian Slater. Say what you will about him, but he's a fuckin' great actor. Patricia Arquette is perfect.

I wish Samuel Adams hadn't died so soon tho, I really like watching him act.

So, I've been reading, if not always commenting all of you, my loyal readers. What, both of you? I still have received no offers to guest blog. I don't know why. It's not like a high pressure job.

Hell, you don't even have to actually post. Just offer. Well, my neck is killing me, and I have yet to eat, so I bid you a fond adieu.

I bid thee goodnight all,


ps i have read this noted the typos and in a bid to be more relaxed have left them in their entirety thank you for playing

Thursday, July 13, 2006

A pocketful of sorrow...

I know we've discussed this before, but I just want to go on record as saying that sometimes, you just need to cry. It's not always easy for me, though. I've had a lot of musical barriers at times, and it's the songs that can make me cry more than anything.

This last time, however, things were much easier. I felt like it was time for a good water show, so I went into my 'monday blues' play list, and grabbed a ton of pain. Then, I even went online and bought a couple of all timers.

Separate Lives by Phil Collins and Marilyn Madison. This one is on the White Nights soundtrack. If you've ever had your heart broken, you should listen to this one.

I also bought The Longest Time by Billy Joel. Say what you want about him, but I love his music. He's got one of those voices that just, I don't know, kills me.

And her voice rings in his ears, like the music of the Spheres

Well, I survived my first two graveyard shifts. I have one more for sure, and maybe 2. Yeeps....I remember graveyards. I don't like graveyards. Well, I like graveyards, I just don't like working the graveyard shift.

We've pretty much paid for the Dland trip, and are now on to spending cash. I'm so excited to see my kids. I just hope I can stay alive until Sept. It's going to be close, though.

In my abscense, I'm again going to ask for some assistance with posting. I'll be blacked out from Sept 12-16 at least. I'd like someone(s) to, if the mood takes you, drop a blog on my spot while I'm gone.

If this sounds like something you might like to do, shoot me a tell, or if you have my number, text me.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go play a little everquest.

Buenos con queso,


ps suse you are still capable of posting on my site feel free to do so at any time

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Happy Blogaversery to Me

That's right, exactly 2 yrs ago I started this mess. I've been through a lot in the days since I first posted, and I thank you for going through it with me.

I wish I had something profound to post, but I'm still waking up (just started the coffee) and my brain is not ready to engage yet.

I do have a couple pictures to show you tho.



Sparklers are fun:

And, finally, as my homage to Sprizee, here is the first in a series I like to call my 'Pissycam' series:

So, that's it for now, but I may post again later. After going through my previous posts, I realized that I never posted the 'found object' photos from my nature walk a couple weeks ago. That kinda pisses me off, really. I'll try and get my shit together enough to post them.


Saturday, July 01, 2006

Fire season is upon us again....

I really need to get my digital SLR so that I can get better photos. These just don't do justice to the actual event.

I've also been keeping some odd hours as we lost another operator at work. She just walked out the other night. I swear. Due to that, I've now been trained as a back up operator for the shift I lovingly call 3rd watch. Or graveyard, if you prefer. I had 2 nights of training (there's not really much to add to what I know just a couple reports to run) where I worked from 4:30-1:00 am, and tonight, I get to work from 9:00 pm to 7:00 am.

I'm psyched let me tell you. Of course, afterwards we still have breakfast at sis's so I'm sure by the time I get done with that I'll be a quivering pile of uselessness. She actually just called me, and I'm talking to her as I blog. She's at Wal-Mart buying business cards.

I'm hoping to be able to get some sleep later to make it through the shift. Well, we shall see.

Not alot else has been going on. There's the press for Dland, so I haven't had any 'fun money.' We've got the trip paid for, and now we're just saving spending money. If any of you are going to be in the L.A./Anaheim area during September, drop a line, and we'll hang out.

This means you, Sandra.

Also, I have a new mbl number, so if any of you want it let me know.

Buenos con queso,