I Ain’t No MacGyver

August 29, 2008

Update: Turns out I still can’t get on to the wireless network at home. My below post was done at work and obviously prematurely. My laptop isn’t the problem it’s the network itself. It may take a while for me to figure it out. I’m currently using my backup dial-up connection to post this. But, it’s really slow so, I won’t use it often. Hopefully I can get this taken care of ASAP.


So, I was having some interent problems on my laptop. Initially I was having trouble connecting. In thinking I could poke around and fix it, I ended up making it worse. So, after a small plea and a pathetic look, I got the IT guy at my work to look at it and fix it. So, I am now back in business and it’s a celebration of Van Damme proportions!

He’s got some funky moves in his little spandex getup there!

Since I had a few days without interent access at home it gave me time to do other less fun things, like cleaning. Not that I’m a dirt mongrel, but I started cleaning drawers and cupboards that normally don’t get cleaned as often. Speaking of, why does it seem everyone has a junk drawer in their kitchen? Every place I’ve lived I had a kitchen junk drawer and my mom has one in her house too. Mind you, I didn’t clean it out because it’ll go back to being filled with junk in no time. I just thought I’d ponder the reason for it’s existence.

Anyways, while cleaning I always come across something odd that I own. I like having weird things and I’ll often buy them for the strange factor alone. I came across one of those odd yet cool things recently. My Spiderman chain/crime deterrent.

Sure, you see a cool looking Spiderman because, let’s face it, Spiderman is alwayscool! But, alas my dear readers, this is also a form of protection for myself. You see, I’m an on the go gal who often travels alone, drives alone, and for the next 2 weeks, lives alone. So, I need something to protect myself in the face of crime, but that can also accessorize any outfit. I know…now you’re thinking “But, how can that flashy yet stylish chain help, DC?” Does it’s coolness distract attackers therefore giving me a chance to escape? No. Do I throw it at my attacker’s eye rendering him blind so that I can make a run for it? No. The answer lies below.

That’s right. Hidden in what appears to be Spidey’s feet lies a knife or ‘shank’ as we call it in the joint. So in the event of a potential attack, all I have to do is clutch my Spiderman while begging for mercy without the criminal knowing that I am in fact reaching for the blade. Then after about 500 stab wounds (the blade is only about 3 inches long) my possible attacker will now be begging me for mercy! Once my fingers un-cramp from having to hold this knife tightly so I wouldn’t lose it in my attackers torso, I can dial the police and get help. I don’t need any pepper spray or guns. Oh, no…not when I have the Spidey crime protection unit! So, bring on the criminals, me and my Spidey will be ready with some vigilante justice!


Pardon Our Dust

August 28, 2008

Looks like I’ll be taking a break from blogging and being online in general. I’m having interent problems at home. So, until that gets resolved I won’t be posting. It’s hard enough to browse and comment at work, let alone post. I should hopefully have the internet problem solved soon. I don’t know much about computers so, I need someone to look at it and help me out. It might be a simple thing, but I don’t want to mess with it. I’m going to see if I can get the IT guy at work to check it out for me. So, until then. I’ll try to catch up with what I missed.

Update: The awesome IT guy at work just fixed my laptop!! It did end up being something simple, but not simple enough for me. So, I should be able to be online at home once again! Yay!

Dog Gone It!

August 24, 2008

I was doing some shopping yesterday and I came across vitamin water for dogs! So, I bought a bottle of the stuff. It smells sort of like fruit punch and my dog seems to like it. They had different kinds. I got the joint care one since my dog is getting older and is a bit chubby. I’ll buy the other kinds later.

I also saw a box of individual 50 calorie treat packs for dogs. I didn’t get those because they were a bit pricey. They freaking make everything for dogs now.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

August 21, 2008

As some of you may have read in my past post, I was waiting for a package from UPS which they were anally making me sign for. Since I’m not sitting home all day I kept missing them. I called them and just gave them my work address and I got the package yesterday! And the reason I desperately wanted it…it had my new St. Louis Rams end table! I know many of you are not sports fans, but I am, so I’m giddy over my new table!

My Rams Tiffany lamp will look great on it!

I’m so happy again! 🙂

Tugging At The Heart Strings

August 19, 2008

I just watched this video of a mother gorilla mourning the death of her baby as she carries his lifeless body around. It’s truly sad to watch. Even though the video says the death may have been caused by the mother’s neglect, it’s still very hard to watch her cradle him. I got a little sad watching this so, just letting you know.

Weekend Roundup

August 18, 2008

Well, I had a pretty uneventful weekend. But, I managed to keep myself busy. I wasn’t online very much because I was trying to get all my errands done. Got some grocery shopping out of the way and found a Spiderman gummy candy that I had to buy!

Now, I’ll have to add him to the list of things I buy, but will never eat. I don’t like gummy candy, but I had to buy this because it’s Spiderman! And he looks cool!

I also figured out this weekend that a shot of Absinthe and Patron back to back can be a bad combo! At least the hangover wasn’t so bad.

And for some good news…I was able to get gas this weekend at under four dollars a gallon!!!!!! I just hope the prices keep going down!

Now, it’s a new & long work week. I’m leaving work early today because I have to be home for UPS to deliver a package. I hate my local UPS. They decide on their own when to leave a package and when to obnoxiously make me be there to sign for it. My neighbors have never taken anything that has been left. And many times the shipper’s note will say a signature is required and UPS will still leave it. This time they’re being a-holes and making me sign. So, I have to head out of work early to be home for these jerkwads! Damn, it’s only Monday. Hope everyone’s week is starting off better than mine.

I Get By With A Little Help From My “Friends”

August 15, 2008

I recently had a conversation with one of my friends about people you talk to over the Internet. Some of my friends just don’t get it.  They think it’s okay to blog and reply to or comment on things, but don’t think you can make friends on-line. I disagree.

I have made quite a few true friends online. My current best friend I actually met online about 8 years ago. We started chatting on a message board, got together one time and, boom, we’re still very good friends to this day! Now, I have a few friends that I’ve never met, but still consider friends. I even know a girl in Chicago that I ‘met’ about 5-6 years ago and we email regularly and have talked to on the phone, but we’ve never met in person.

People that don’t have blogs, read blogs, browse message boards or have on-line “relationships” in general don’t understand.  They don’t understand how I can have friends, real friends that I’ve never met.  They don’t get it. They think it’s strange or just weird.

They think my Internet friends are just a pass time…people to talk to when I’m bored and screwing around on-line. They think it’s a bit odd that I have conversations with random unknown people.  They wonder if these people are criminals that are going to prey on me or take advantage of me. Which in all fairness, with the nut jobs on my blogroll, is always possible. 8)

 I try to explain it to them when they start using air quotes whenever they discuss my internet friends. I tell them that I’ve know some of these people for years. And as much as I like some of you though, don’t ask for a kidney cause you won’t get one. But, we’re still buddies. Heck, if any of you are ever in L.A., I’ll buy you a beer, maybe two! But, I expect the same!

There’s some people that I’ve talked to about things in my personal life, who know me in pretty much the same ways my non-internet friends do. And who I feel I’ve gotten to know better as well. So much so, that if I lived closer to them, I could totally see us hanging out.

So, let’s raise our imaginary beer glasses up and give a toast to the whack jobs we talk to online. Because if anything, you all keep me entertained and help me pass the time whether it be at work or sitting around at home. So…Cheers! And for those of you who are not my friends…well, you go to hell, you go to hell and you die. 😉