Mar 012010
 Monday, 1 March 2010  Posted by at 14:26 geek, humor, life, misc, people, pets Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,  No Responses »

We brought Garbo over to Gaston & Rosalind’s to play with Bogart & Fozzy. Once the dogs got exhausted, we decided to go to a movie. Gaston recommended 9 and we watched the trailer:

 and agreed it sounded interesting. We looked and it was playing at the dollar theater. We go, get drinks and popcorn, watch the coming attractions, and then the movie starts. And what we see is this:

Not a movie I even heard of, but one I am very glad I saw. I highly recommend it. Oh, and be Italian!

Sep 182009
 Friday, 18 September 2009  Posted by at 15:17 geek, Judaica, misc Tagged with: , , , , , ,  No Responses »

Floating around Teh InterWebs:

According to the Jewish calendar, the year is 5769.
According to the Chinese calendar, the year is 4706.

This means that the Jews went without Chinese food for 1,063 years.
This period was known as the Dark Ages

It is actually 5770 as of today, 18 September. A happy & a healthy new year to everyone. May you be inscribed in the book of life for another year. Shana Tova.

Sep 142009
 Monday, 14 September 2009  Posted by at 10:39 life, misc Tagged with: , ,  No Responses »

Lets just say it was a silly weekend 😉

Got a lot done, but not everything that needed to be…

Tried out a really good chili recipe and an even better corn bread recipe.

Went shopping for a new couch on Sunday and found a likely candidate, but the place does not deliver, so thats a challenge.

Used Garbo to help catch a neighbor’s dog that we saw wandering loose and watched almost get hit by a car. Little scary but Im glad she is safe and back home.

Else wise, a pretty relaxed weekend.

Aug 172009
 Monday, 17 August 2009  Posted by at 13:51 geek, house, life, misc Tagged with: , , , ,  No Responses »

So, after nine years, the plastic headlamps on my SantFe were cloudy and yellow and the light they were emitting was poor. I saw some adds for headlight restoration, and after some research went to the autoparts store and picked up the 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System. I selected that one after much research and consultation with the guy at the store predominant as it comes with a sanding/buffer wheel drill attachment. As I did not have a buffer, this made sense for me.

I get home and grab my cordless drill and set to workj on the first headlamp. Wow. If you have an older car with plastic headlamps that have gotten yellow and foggy, these kits make quite the difference. And it took maybe 15 minutes to do the one headlamp.

I then move onto the second headlamp. ALmost immediately the drill starts to loose power. Now, I have known for a while that the Black & Decker 9volt cordless drill batteries I have were dieing. But not even 20 minutes? I go back inside and do some research. The drill is 12 years old. My father bought it for me as a present when he came and visited and we went to the B&D Outlet in Burlington. I decided I could not complain and that I had gotten a goodly amount of use from it. So, I do some research and decide what I need is an impact driver.

They just opened a new Lowes by my house – the Friday we left for Pennsic was opening day. I had not been in there and so off A & I go to explore the new Lowes and buy an impact driver. We quickly discover that you can get a cordless drill, and impact driver, or a combo kit. A looks at me and asks why you would need both. I shrug and, thinking I am cleverly saving money, grab just an impact driver. My choice is between a Bosch and an Hitachi. The features are almost identical, but the Bosch only has a three year warranty and the Hitachi has a ten year warranty. Home comes the Hitachi.

We get home, I set it to charge, and we go about our other business of the day (he had some sewing to get done and I went and fixed the garbage disposal). About an hour later I look and sure enough it is charged. I grab the buffer wheel go to attach it to the impact driver…. ah, thats why you would want both. Hmmm….. would have been useful if the articles I had read mentioned that the impact driver has a different and non-compatable choking mechanism from a drill and that you can’t really use one as a drill. Back to Lowes I go.

I stare at both the Bosh and Hitachi combo kit trying to decide when the sales guy wanders by and without me saying a word says ‘I’d go with the Hitachi. You cant beat that warranty, and they are getting quite the good name in power tools.’ I thank him, and back home I go.

Overall I really like the driver and drill I got. And I can’t complain too bitterly about having to replace my old Black & Decker. I was amused when the cashier tried to sell me a one year warranty extension.

Jul 172009
 Friday, 17 July 2009  Posted by at 08:26 life Tagged with: ,  No Responses »

Today training on Office 2007 and the process for migrating to Outlook does not seem very important….

As I said earlier today, on Twitter, There are just somethings you can never really be prepared for. #RIP

Apr 012009
 Wednesday, 1 April 2009  Posted by at 16:31 life, pets Tagged with: , , ,  No Responses »

You know whats good about not shopping for your veggies until you need them? You get fresh veggies and things dont rot in the refrigerator as you work your way through your week’s menu.

You know whats bad about not shopping for your veggies until you need them? You have to run to the store all the time. Well, whats a day without a visit to Harris Teeter?

Last night, I went home, grabbed Garbo, ran to A’s work to bring him something, then off to the dog park. My plan was to get home before A left work, decide on whic menu item I was going to cook and when A called to say he was leaving work send him to the store.

What happened instead? At the dog park someone grabs the ball from Garbo and tries to hand it to me. Part of her game at the park is to not give the ball to me, and actively keep me from getting it. I step forward to grab it and *WHAM* a dog that was running at full speed crashes into my leg. Totally my fault – I didn’t look before I stepped out and well, its a dog park not a human park… dogs are supposed to run at high speed. Fortunately, I didn’t go down or do any serious damage. And the dog bounced off my leg and kept on going like nothing happened, a sthey usually do. But, for the rest of the night, my leg hurt. Especially when I put weight on it.

So, by the time I collected Garbo and limped home, A was calling to sya he was leaving work before I even got in the door. Best laid plans, right? I could not even begin to contemplate going shopping for ingredients, then standing in the kitchen and cooking on my leg. So, Chinese take out it was. Sesame chicken – yum!

Today my leg feels fine.

Feb 252009
 Wednesday, 25 February 2009  Posted by at 12:57 life, misc Tagged with: ,  No Responses »

Whay am I surprised that I get into a conversations about bidets and how they work?