Wednesday Hodgepodge #19

January 29, 2014 @ 4:00 AM | General with Comments Off on Wednesday Hodgepodge #19

1. It’s been said that one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day. Do you think that’s true? Do you find that an easy exercise most mornings? What’s something positive you told yourself today? If you missed that boat, what’s something positive you could tell yourself tomorrow?
I’m not sure if I believe this or not. I do know that anything that happens can make a quick turn of a good day into a bad one whether that was intended or not.

2. There will be karaoke at the next party you attend…are you in? Or will you be faking a sore throat?
I don’t usually participate in the karaoke but I do enjoy most of what comes out of it.

3. January 29th is National Puzzle Day…what’s something you’ve found puzzling recently?
Hmm, there really isn’t one particular thing I could come up with right at this point. I find a lot of things puzzling. Like all these emails I keep receiving about things getting shut down from the cold. I mean our clinic was closed today but the brunt of the weather isn’t going to come until tonight. Makes no sense.

4. Jigsaw, crossword, acrostic, logic, sudoku, word search…what’s your favorite kind of puzzle, and when did you last work one?
I LOVE all sorts of puzzles. I have never heard of acrostic though. I did some crosswords and sudoku the other day while waiting. I play a lot of scrabble too. A LOT

5. Recently a writer by the name of Amy Glass ruffled feathers with a post she wrote saying she looks down on young women with husbands and kids and she’s not sorry. Among other things, she says women will be equal with men when we stop saying house work and real work are equally important. You can read the whole piece by clicking here.

What say you? Do you think men and women are equal in the 21st century? Why or why not?
No I do not think men and women are equal, especially in the work place. However, everybodies got their opinions so I can’t fault her in hers. I also get blasted sometimes because I choose not to have children. It is my choice. Not everybody is meant to be a mother and when you know, you know.

6. What’s a product you’ve noticed in the grocery store that you’d like to try, but haven’t yet?
Hmm, I’m pretty much game on anything new I see unless it is really expensive. I know Oreo just put out a cookie dough filled Oreo I want to try lol

7. The author, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll) was born this week in 1832 (January 27th). Which character from his celebrated novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, would you most like to meet, and why? Here’s a link to a character list if you need help on this one.
You know, I’m not sure. Probably the Mad Hatter just to get some insight on what he’s really thinking on why he tries to torment Alice.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
With the extreme weather all over the place I really don’t understand why people freak out over it. I went to the grocery store yesterday to get ingredients to make a crockpot of chili for the next couple of days because I have a feeling that the clinic will be closed on Wednesday too and the shelves were practically bare. It is insane. Sure we might lose power but all that food will rot in the fridge unless they take it outside which is considerably more cold than the fridge and that is IF they think of this. People get worked up too much if you ask me.

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Wow, Just Wow

January 23, 2014 @ 2:44 AM | Annoyed with Comments Off on Wow, Just Wow

frazzledI despise technology companies sometimes. We were told that a program worked on Windows 7 as we are upgrading all the computers. low and behold after we upgrade the program doesn’t work. Shocker.

It was a 2 man team to get these running as I did one part and he got that program working. The other person went back in at 6 AM this morning and called the company again because we were there until almost 8 PM last night. Once we got the company they then told us that no, it doesn’t work on Win7. Can you say WTF? We were told it did work 2 weeks ago. So then we reimage these computers not once but twice because the first one was a wrong image for it to work on. THEN 3 HOURS later they email with instructions that it DOES in fact work on Win7. I mean WTF. This time we are putting it on some boxes to test out to verify before we go through that again. I mean what a cluster fuck.

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Wednesday Hodgepodge #18

August 29, 2013 @ 3:26 AM | General with 3 Comments

1. Labor Day weekend (in the US of A) is approaching…what’s something you’ve labored over this year?
All my school work and trying to find a full time job which I have found now. I am just waiting for security clearance.

2. What is one word to describe your ‘job’ or career?
Computers. You name it I can attempt to do it lol

3. What was your worst or least favorite job ever? Why?
I’m not sure I had a least favorite. However, there were some situations in my last position that I despised with a passion.

4. How do you measure contentment?
When you don’t have to say anything to your significant other. It is just knowing that you can just be. Makes more sense in my head.

5. Pickles-like or dislike? What is something you eat that requires a pickle? Dill, bread and butter, sweet gherkins…what’s your favorite kind of pickle?
Love pickles. I like the small ones and they MUST be crisp. Never had the flavored pickles like the garlic ones but I may give those a go.

6. In your current house-town-state, what is it you like living close to?
The movie theatre. I love going to movies. I actually don’t have to leave my city because I pretty much have everything here I need except for my job.

7. What is one thing on your ‘want-to-do’ list before summer draws to an official close?
I’d like to get away and get some sun but that’s not going to happen for multiple reasons.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I think I’m going to go crazy before this semester ends and it has only been in session now for 3 days. I have 3 classes with TONS of homework, a national certification I need to study for and take before the end of September, and a new job I will need to learn what duties I am to perform IF my security clearance goes through *crosses fingers*

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Wednesday Hodgepodge #17

July 11, 2013 @ 1:24 AM | General with 1 Comment

1. What’s something people might ask you for help with?
Anything related to computers. Once people know you know how to fix computers – LOOK OUT!

2. What’s something you might ask someone else for help with?
Whatever might come up that I cannot do on my own.

3. Did your family take summer vacations when you were a child? If so, where did you go? If you’re a parent, did/do you plan summer vacations with your own family? Did/do they resemble those you took as a child?
We always went to my great grandfather, grandfather and uncle’s as they lived in Florida for our vacations every summer.

4. Pool-lake-ocean…which one is most appealing to you on a hot summer day?
P O O L. You get the water and the sun without all the sand up your crack.

5. Have you ever justified using the expression, ‘you gotta be cruel to be kind’? Was it really necessary or were you rationalizing?
Never used it although I have heard of it.

6. The Journal of Psychology recently mentioned the results of a survey identifying the ten most hated foods as-liver, lima beans, mayonnaise, mushrooms, eggs, okra, beets, brussel sprouts, tuna, and gelatin. Of those foods, how many do you actually hate? Anything you’d add to the list?
That’s a very odd list because I eat everything on it except for liver. You will not EVER get me to try liver. I’m not crazy about okra or beets but I’ll eat them if served. Gelatin is in jello so what’s not to like? It’s flavorless. I don’t eat shrimp or scallops. Hows that?

7. What’s your favorite book or movie set in a beach or lake town?
Hmm, I do love the Lake House movie. I always find the dynamics of it all intriguing.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I don’t know if I’m coming or going these past few weeks. I’m amazed I get to my classes on the proper dates because I could’ve sworn today was Thursday. You ever get confused like that?

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She’s Lost It

June 29, 2013 @ 8:28 PM | General with Comments Off on She’s Lost It

dogs I’m mowing the lawns, after I finally get some sleep before it gets too hot upstairs, and the owner stops me to ask which bedroom I want to lock the dogs in upstairs while a completely new a/c unit gets installed in my place. There is NO a/c of any kind upstairs. The guys have to replace a piece that is also in my attic. To do all of this they will have to cut the power which will cut the window unit that is going downstairs off. She’s completely gone off the reservation on this one. I told her that that CANNOT happen because there is no air up there and that the dogs will go into heat stroke if she does that.

Then she asks, well do you have leashes for them and I could tie them up in the backyard in the shade? Again, she’s lost it. The dogs would not be able to move AT ALL on leashes tied to anything. WHAT THE EFF?!?

Then she proceeds to tell me that it will be $4000 to replace the a/c unit instead of the $1500 that was quoted to her before as they thought it would just be the outside piece that needs replacing. Since they found the leak in the attic piece the entire thing needs to be redone because it’s soo effin old.

She hasn’t mentioned to me how much she wants to raise the rent again this time but I’m already looking to move some place else because this is just insane. Me moving will hurt her to because she’ll actually have to redo the carpet in the entire place and should do the kitchen tiles too but probably wouldn’t. The carpet has not been replaced in the 14+ years I have lived here. It does not even stay tacked down in front of the door and stairway because of the traffic. The electrical outlets in both of the bathrooms do not work and she has been told the only way to fix that is to rewire the entire place, which she is not willing to do either. Then, in the utility room, which is outside the main place, looks like shit because they busted down the wall on my side to fix a leak in the wall from her water heater. They just put some plywood up instead of sheetrock and didn’t seal it very well.

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Can You Say WTF?!?

June 27, 2013 @ 1:43 AM | Annoyed with 1 Comment

airconSo the a/c got more freon in it and a “fix” for the leak since they found it. Guess what, my a/c isn’t working anymore. I tell the owner who lives in the other half and she goes “well, I’m going to have to raise your rent to pay for a new one which is about $1500” What THE fuck?!? Why does MY rent have to go up and pay for this shit when she owns the damn thing? I can’t afford this, I can barely afford my rent and bills now. I have no credit cards or anything like that. Just rent, utilities, car insurance. I have THREE, count them THREE jobs right now since I can’t find a full time position and can’t really pay for everything. My account is always in the negative. She is effin nuts.

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