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holy shit! a post!

Last night we went on a “booze cruise“. Crystal and I had a blast with other Walmart people. It was a fund rasier for CMN. It was so much fun. I mentioned to my store manager who came with us that we had to do this again. Good food, a hellova lot of Santana cover songs.


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Jack and Jackie, enjoying themselves.

But now its my day off. So far, I’ve moved Brian’s huge, and heavy totes of audio cassettes, and records up a flight of stairs and put them in their computer room. Hopefully I can rememeber to put Joe’s tv in the truck on Monday morning so I can finally have the computer area clean of totes. and we’ll finally be done with the house.

I have a few things going on today; I have laundry to do, and I have to clean the bathroom. One load is already in the washer. So I am ahead of the game! One load in the can, and 2 more to go!

Other than that, I may nap, or watch non-olympic tv, or maybe a movie. I might just even pvp on World of Warcraft.

Yup, life is good.

whew!

Ok, my day off is going pretty good. I got alot accomplished today.

Got the loveseat out of the apartment. I saved the two cushons in case they are better then the ones we have on the couch right now. I realised that the boxes are in the truck. The truck is with Crystal at work right now. Problem? Nah, I cleaned out the front closet and got everything sitting in the living room. Some stuff was heavy, but I did my best. And the best news? All the lifting I did, didn’t hurt my back at all! I’m very happy with that. I’m still gonna wear my back brace on Sunday though. I ain’t gonna push it.

The new place is done. Mostly. The living room needs one more rug, thats sitting in my office right now. The kitchen needs 2 more door painted and then its done. The living room is done! The computer section just needs to have a couple of things moved out of it and its done!

Pickle got into the refrigerator today. I mean inside, I had to unplug it because she was on the other side of the fan. Bad Pickle. She’s in time out in her cage, where I bet that she is sleeping and dreaming little ferret dreams of more things to get into.

I’ve also been doing dishes all day. Thank god for dish washers or I’d still be on the first load. Things are slowly comming together.

oh yeah!

Because I’m a man…

Because I’m a man, when I lock my keys in the car I will fiddle with a wire long after hypothermia, or heat stroke, has set in. The AAA is not an option. I will win.

Because I’m a man, when the car isn’t running very well, I will pop the hood and stare at the engine as if I know what I’m looking at. If another man shows up, one of us will say to the other, “I used to be able to fix these things, but now with all these computers and everything, I wouldn’t know where to start.” We will then drink beer and break wind as a form of Holy Communion.

Because I’m a man, when I catch a cold, I need someone to bring me soup and take care of me while I lie in bed and moan. You’re a woman. You never get as sick as I do, so for you this isn’t a problem.

Because I’m a man, I can be relied upon to purchase basic groceries at the store, like milk or bread. I cannot be expected to find exotic items like “cumin” or “tofu.” For all I know, these are the same thing. And never, under any circumstances, expect me to pick up anything for which ”feminine hygiene product” is a euphemism. ( F.Y.I. guys cumin is a spice and not a bodily function).

Because I’m a man, when one of our appliances stops working, I will insist on taking it apart, despite evidence that this will just cost me twice as much, once the repair person gets here and has to put it back together.

Because I’m a man, I must hold the television remote control in my hand while I watch TV. If the thing has been misplaced, I may miss an entire show looking for it (though one time I was able to survive by holding a calculator)…applies to engineers mainly.

Because I’m a man, there is no need to ask me what I’m thinking about. The answer is always either sex, cars or sport. I have to make up something else when you ask, so don’t ask.

Because I’m a man, I do not want to visit your mother, or have your mother come visit us, or talk to her when she calls, or think about her any more than I have to. Whatever you got her for Mother’s Day is okay; I don’t need to see it. And don’t forget to pick up something for my mother too.

Because I’m a man, you don’t have to ask me if I liked the movie. Chances are, if you’re crying at the end of it, I didn’t…and if you are feeling amorous afterwards…then I will certainly at least remember the name and recommend it to others.

Because I’m a man, I think what you’re wearing is fine. I thought what you were wearing five minutes ago was fine, too. Either pair of shoes is fine. With the belt or without it, looks fine. Your hair is fine. You look fine. Can we just go now?

Because I’m a man, , after all, I will share equally in the housework. You just do the laundry, the cooking, the cleaning, the vacuuming, and the dishes, and I’ll do the rest… like looking for my socks, or wandering around in the garden with a beer wondering what to do.

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Closet cleaned: check. Garbage taken out: check. Kitten sleeping on the couch: check.

Its been a pretty good day off. Other than the closets, I didn’t do all the much today. And thats the sign of a good day off, if you ask me. Somewhere in the house the ferret is sleeping too. I think she knew I was cleaning out the closet as soon as I let her out, she bolted into the closet. Silly ferret. So I think she’s sleeping in the couch now, probably right underneath the cat.

I’m lovin my new computer, its faster (even with less ram in it), and alot quieter. I loaded up WoW and was running around with most of my addons working right, and still it was very smoth and not choppy at all, even in Shat city. And thats impressive on its own. Wil from work says that DDR ram will work in a DDR2 motherboard, which is good, so later I can pull out my other stick of ram and dump that in there too. I’m glad I chose the WinXP comps, instead of the Vista comps.

Time to go and annoy the kitten!

geek time and games to install

So in preparation of the new computer on Thursday, I’m looking for some good RPG games to install. I’ll have alot of space (160 gig). So I need suggestions!

This is what I have so far thats gonna be installed:

1. World of Warcraft (of course)
2. Sim City 4
3. Diablo 2 (old skool!)
4. Warcraft 3
5. Neverwinter Nights
6. Baldur’s Gate

In the bookcase I also have the 10th Anniversary of Myst, that I may install. Crystal also has the Kings Quest collection. Anyone out there in cyberspace, (the ‘verse, lol I’m such a geek, and you are too if you can tell me where that comes from.) have any otherideas? Comment here!!

who’s house? run’s house

I’m still alive! Trust me. Its just been ….yeah….around here. Crystals computer died, we lost internet, I found out I’m getting a bonus at work! So by Thursday this week, Crystal and I will be getting new computers!

Yesturday, I got discharged from physical therapy and the doctors, so I am 100% in their eyes. My back still hurts abit, but its manageable now. I still walk a little crooked but that goes away when I stretch and do my exercises. I now use a back support belt at work and that helps out alot.

Today, I am doing some cleaning, and doing some laundry. 2 loads today. Work clothes and bed linens. So that should keep me busy untill its nap time. haha. When Crystal gets home tonight, we have to run out so she can vote. I know who I’d vote for, and it started with one of their commercials here in RI. Then I started to look into the issues, and I’m pretty sure I’d vote for Obama. Thats right, I said it, I am publicly supporting Obama. Course, I don’t matter cause I can’t vote. It’s sad that alot of people either don’t vote or refuse to vote, saying that they don’t count. I WANT TO VOTE, but I can’t cause I am not a citizen. And it sucks! I find American politics and the voting system very interesting. Oh Well, this is a rant for another time.

my week :)

Wow what a whirl wind week. My parents came down to visit, and we ending up visiting 2 other states while they were down. They got here on Friday, and we had a quick visit at Robins. Saturday we were up and on our way to Mystic Aquarium. What a blast! My mom and the rest of us got on a virtual rollercoaster, and while Robin was laughing her ass off, my mom was say “oh my god, what am I on!?”. It was Great. Robin got to chill with the penguins for a while. She had a smile on her face for hours.

After the Aquarium, we wandered over to Mystic Village, to do the tourist thing. They had some awesome shops there, and totally awesome prices. If I woulda had some extra money we would have bought a few things. After walking around all day, we drove to Bugaboo Creek for supper. We had a trainee. I got my meal after everyone else had finished eating because she forgot to put it in the computer. I got my steak for free. Good steak, bad service. The woman that was training her, was never around. And you could tel this girl was flustered. Oh well. Bygones.

Sunday was the flea market. I wish Crystal would have come cause I was missing her something awful. I bought her a really cool old hard cover book that she wanted to make a book safe out of, but she figured the book was cooler if it was left intact. I got a couple of Nintendo games, and a NES Advantage controller. I also got her a Muppets lunch box.

Monday. Work. Blech.

Tuesday. Day off. I got to Robins around 8am to let the engine cool down, as my father and I were gonna see if we could figure out why the truck was over heating. He figured it out right away and we went to get the part. Well we got alot more for the truck including the drivers side mirror. I’m gonna try and put that on, on Saturday. We got 90% of everything installed on the truck, in the pouring rain, under a comforter. I had a blast though, just hanging out with him as an adult, not a kid. It felt very cool. After we were done, we drove to pick up Crystal, to get some food. We drove to Mass, and got some awesome Soup, Salad, and Breadsticks from Olive Garden. We hit up a couple of stores, and then took Crystal to work. We were then off to the mall for some bonding with the parents. Let me tell you it was awesome! My feet hurt and I was tired, but I would not have traded it for the world. Its been so long since I just hung out with them. Just thinking about it makes me miss them even more.

Ok, no more sappy stuff. Remember “Cobaltduck”? Yeah the freaky guy from a couple of years ago.

(http://www.sudobeer.net/archives/2005/03/19/still-freaky-after-all-these-years/ )
(http://www.sudobeer.net/archives/2006/03/30/hes-baack/ )

Well yeah. I was checking my stas one day and noticed that I got like 16 hits from IMDB in a few hours. I investagated it and lo and behold, its him. He’s up to his old tricks, but I guess he got bored with Bif Naked and decided to move on to someone younger….He’s stalking Lindsey Lohan.(!) Wow this dude is fucked up. Course if you call him on it he calls you a
1. fag
2. homo
3. retard
4. idiot

I think he has about a 3 second memory cause in the end before he ignored me, cause I was just sarcastically agreeing with him, thought I was stalking him, and seeking him out cause I’m a ….wait for it…. psycho looser.

hahahahaha*snort*

check em out:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0517820/board/thread/84650610?d=84778611#84778611

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0897361/board/thread/85028029?d=85069048#85069048

arrrrrgh

I think I am gonna pack up the printer/scanner as it is just not working anymore. I can get the computer to install the software. I always have to do this whenever I change the usb port, like I did when we moved. I got the scanner to work once, but I switched windows and Photoshop froze, and then the computer would not start, now after numerous installs of the software I cannot get the scanner enabled. Without ink, and without the scanner working, there is no need for it to be on my desk. If I take it down I can put a lamp there for when its dark, as the one flook lamp we have in the living room does not throw off alot of light in this corner of the room.

i need more coffee pt 2

Today we’re also gonna be looking at some new apartments so we can move when my fabled money finally arrives. I’m tired of this place. Actually I love the place its the landlord. He actually wants us to take a weeks (2 is perferable) vacation so he can come into the house and paint the ceiling, and replace some stuff in the bathroom. We tried to explain to him that we do not take vacations. I’ll take a week to put the second coat on Robins house but thats it. And I’ll be at home every night.

Sheesh!

So, who watched Heroes last night? I did and let me tell you. *****Spoiler, if you have not seen it shut off your computer and go back under the rock you came from ***** We finally get to learn HRG first name, and let me tell you, they could have stopped the show right there cause thats all I needed to know NOAH! Actually I realy enjoyed the show, except for the fact that for 21 episodes the elude to a huge explosion, and possibly a fight, a big fight. No explosion, no fight. But Nathan grew up, and finally did the right thing by helping Peter out.

I really cannot wait for September now to see Hiro in the past and hi,m figuring that out. Only 125 days, 13 hours, 2 minutes, 44 seconds.

say what?

Another day off. Another nice sleep in. Had some coffee, and loaded the dish washer. I wish I could be playing WoW, but of course I get to have my day off on a Tuesday, instead of a Wednesday!

Course its nice to have today, that means we can watch Miami Ink tonight and dream of getting more tattoo’s. Course If I had the cash, I’d have my sleeves done and all that good stuff. Nothing really to report today, as its been a really nice a quiet day here.

I may watch some movies on my computer later after I drop Crystal off. We’ll see.

Ok off to continue surfing the net.