Tuesday

Sep. 20th, 2011 10:21 pm
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Me

Work is sucking with one bright spot. I had a Sarbannes Oxley compliance audit today and got 100%. That is a good news and a relief but I was too stressed out to really revel in it.

After work I went to the dog beach, walked about with Mr Mooney and then ehaded home. I stopped and made a tentative reservation for dinner for my birthday (I don't have a head count yet).

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This past week end, I hade a software deployment, spent Saturday with Baby K at the Camden Aquarium training the seals.

There is this weird thing with the kids - when ever one of them gets in my back seat it is like a therapy session. On the drive down we covered why there is disease and cancer, the difference between Japanese and Chinese people (as in they aren't the same), why Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima and divorce. It is pretty amazing what kids parrot from adults and the questions they have running around in their heads. I'm flattered they trust me to try and give them answers.

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I was sick Sunday. :-( Full week end.

I need some down time, I think.


I'm watching "The Dirty Dozen". Great movie.

Things I Am Grateful For
My Audit pass and the internal support folks who helped me get it
Having enough
The ability to share things like this with the kid posse
How cute Gypsy is when she sleeps with her paws tucked in
Adventures
The ability to share experiences with the kid posse
Knowing I am not my job
Cool nights that are good for sleeping

Things I Want Today
For my back to stop hurting

Blessings

Nov. 18th, 2009 09:06 pm
guywithmonsters: (WavingBear)
I picked up my kitchen cabinet. :-) The guy giving it away was sweet. We bonded briefly over buying older houses and the mystery of the "rolling floor" (where the floor settles with peaks where the beams are - you don't see it but you feel it).

When I got home I cracked the window and smudged my house. It was time to send some folks on to brighter lands.

Then I cut into the cabinet so it'll sit over the plumbing left from the washer. Tomorrow night I'll patch the wall behind it and pick up a countertop and two 2x4s. I need to frame a support for the counter as it travels into the void in the corner between the counter and the stove.

Baby K is coming for the weekend and has already expressed her disappointment that I do not have bunk beds. She's 7 and I fear her visiting this weekend more than taking my sister's Golden for a week or my Mom coming this weekend. Baby K tells you how it is. She also tells anyone else present. She has no filter which I find hysterical and terrifying. It's probably because she's a Ginger.

I got a call from the insurance inspector today asking a few questions and he asked repeatedly if I was living here. This isn't extraordinary - the assumption seems to be that if you buy in this neighborhood you're a slum lord. Then my insurance agent called and told me the letter they send to verify residency was returned as "vacant". This has happened to a few people recently (at Boy brunch Sunday, Senor Ed handed me a card he had sent me that was returned), but I do occasionally get mail, including my change of address confirmation. Tomorrow I am going into work late so I can go to the post office and make sure they know I'm living here. My insurance agent is resending the letter. Hopefully, this'll be the last of the "returned as vacant" issues.

Things I Am Grateful For
Having enough
My house, it makes me smile every time I walk up the path to it
Gypsy and her unwavering if ill fated pursuit of the housefly
Freecycling and the "free" section of Craiglslist
I'm getting my hair cut Tuesday
Weirdly not being overly self conscious at chorus rehearsal when I was the only Tenor 2
Houseplants
TV crushes
Friends who make me laugh

Things I Want Today
A malted milkshake
A sleeve tattoo

Wahoo!

Aug. 16th, 2007 05:03 pm
guywithmonsters: (goatboy)
I got my first real paycheck in OVER TWO YEARS today! It's a lot smaller than my old paychecks but right now it seems like a indecent amount of money.

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