November 26th, 2008


how'd this happen?

Up early (0545), but not early enough to do stuff in EVE before downtime. Plus, I seem to have contracted the cold that's been stalking me this week; still going in to work. Got my laundry out of the dryer, though. Got to find a way to turn on the heat in the nose hose; for some reason, ever since I got the new hose and headgear, it feels like I'm getting cold air stuffed up my snout, and I don't care much for that.

Took this quiz after seeing a pointer from Cobb. Scored 31/33 for a score of 93.94%, but I always was a history & economics geek. Can't believe somebody fucked up the Gettysburg Address question, though; that quote's one of the main takeaways from that short little speech. Take it and let me know how you do, oh learned f-list!

And now for a shower, since I've finished my tea and this post.
dead wombat

just in time for the long holiday weekend

Went home "early" at 1330, lugging a bunch of checks with me since I'd run out of stamps - and one needed additional postage since it's going to Canada anyway. Part of the reason for my early departure was that my cold was driving me nuts. Constant sneezing, runny nose and a mild headache made it hard to concentrate and get work done, but I managed to get all the GL entries written up and posted; ditto with this week's checks.

Stopped for lunch at the Springfield Hard Times Cafe, hoping a bowl of chili would help, but it wasn't nearly hot enough. Neither were the half-price wings, although those were good - spicy but not as obnoxious as the average Buffalo wings, which mostly taste like someone rinsed them in Crystal hot sauce. After that, I headed for Kaiser to pick up a fresh box of test strips and some more Novolin N. I dozed off for a few minutes while waiting, which convinced me that I needed to go directly home, do not pass the Post Office, do not collect $200. I have Friday off, so I can deal with the postage issues then.
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Not sure what to make yet for Thanksgiving? How about a Turbaconducken? Yes, a Turducken wrapped -thoroughly wrapped- in bacon! Must be seen to be believed.

Also, more seriously, the classic Thanksgiving editorials from the WSJ:
The Desolate Wilderness
The Fair Land

As for me, I think I'm going to have some chicken soup and retire early. Going to be a long day tomorrow, even without work.