Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sometimes, THIS happens...

I'll grant you, that it's only 4pm, but nothing has gone wrong today. In fact, pretty much everything has gone right!

I went to get my car inspected (on the penultimate day of the month no less!) and it not only passed, but I didn't have to wait in line.

On the way back, I stopped at the supermarket and scored a HUGE deal- which is why there is pulled pork simmering away in my crock pot at this very moment.

I dragged myself off the couch after lunch and did the laundry, AND nobody tried to talk to me! The air conditioning was on at the laundramat too, which was a very nice surprise.

Now I am reclining on my couch in relative comfort with an nice cold beverage and watching episodes of "Naked City." No, no, look it up, it's nothing like that.

And best of all, I still have tomorrow off!

Monday, July 27, 2009

For the first time in 2009 I must announce

That it's so humid that I want to walk down to the corner, take a few (very few) steps through the woods, and fall face down into the Connecticut River.

Either that or push little kids into traffic.

And there doesn't seem to be any relief in sight.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Because I'm always trying to help

REALLY good sourdough bread + REALLY good crunchy peanut butter = REALLY awful taste.

I'll leave it to the math scholars out there to tell me how two positives equal a negative.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

You do employ fact checkers, don't you?

The Tom Watson story at the British Open is a great one. The reporting on it, not so much.

"Standing on the edge of the fairway, a marshal who had seen Watson work his magic at Turnberry for three decades whispered in his thick Scottish brogue, lost in time as he watched a 59-year-old champion leading the British Open."

This would be true if the marshal was talking into his shoe (especially if he were wearing ghillie brogues), but I kind of doubt that was the case.

So, for the record, the Irish accent has a "brogue," the Scottish accent (and some northern English accents) has a "burr."

Thank you for your attention.

Friday, July 17, 2009

This is why New Hampshire is great!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

More good news?!

Yes, MORE good news!

I'm glad I'm not the only one

I happened up this, this morning:

Today's off to a good start!

Sunday, July 05, 2009

The "non-vitation"

Should this bother me?

About a week ago a very good friend of mine got in touch to say that he was going to be in town for the holiday and would I like to get together sometime between July 3 and July 7?

"Sure!" I said, "Just let me check my work schedule and I'll get back to you."

So I did.

I got in touch to say, "Hey! I have the 6th off, how does that work for you?"

It didn't.

And here's why-

Turns out that "sometime between July 4 and July 7" plays out like this:

July 3: Actually, that's a travel/arrival day, so that didn't work.
July 4: Well, that's the holiday itself and the whole point of the trip, so that didn't work.
July 5: I had to work.
July 6: Oh, actually, "we already have plans for that day," so that's out.
July 7: That's departure/travel day, so that's out.

So, basically, there was one, non-negotiable day (July 5) and I had to work.

Now I know that there was nothing malicious behind this, but c'mon man, do a little homework.

Needless to say, I'll be doing something else on my day off tomorrow.

Friday, July 03, 2009

I really thought I'd covered this already

I'm positive I wrote a post on this topic a while back, but if I did, I can't find it now. Keeping that in mind, I hereby excuse the person who TALKED TO ME AT THE LAUNDROMAT TODAY!

People*, in how many ways do I have to make it clear to you that I do not want to make small talk with you while I do my laundry? Today I 1) was working on my laptop, 2) had my headphones in, and 3) had my back turned. And what do I hear over the music I'm listening to? "Beautiful weather today, isn't it?" The weather? You ignore all of my overtly anti-social behaviors to talk to me about the weather? THE WEATHER?!


*Obviously this policy does not apply to attractive young women, though I have yet to see one- ever!- at "Suds Your Duds."