Easily Amused

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Look What I Found

I have to decide if it is time for new stories.
I can think of a few.

Sunday, October 09, 2011


Almost deleted.

I guess I should post more often.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Dog Day

So I completely misunderstood something someone was saying today and it demolished me. Just wiped me out emotionally and physically. Really, you could have knocked me over with a feather, but first you would have had to pick me up off the floor, since that is where I was.

I hate this time of the month. Mountains out of molehills and all that.

Tomorrow, I bring crafting into the workplace. Oh, those lucky peeps. Honestly, they have no idea what's coming. Mostly, wouldn't want to give them any time to prepare...


I think I'm feeling better already. Stealth craft attack. Full speed ahead.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Feet First In Seattle

I work for a really great company. Yeah, the travel can get exhausting and sometimes the work takes over my life; yet, I am surrounded on a daily basis by some remarkably amazing people.

Every other month, our geographically dispersed team gets together, generally for a day or a day and a half. We check-in with each other, on a personal and business front, and work on business issues, development, and, yup, we have fun. (It is a core value of my company.)
This month's meeting was in Seattle, so I flew in yesterday for today's meeting. And today, I flew home with beautifully manicured toes, which by the way are not pictured above. That image, I downloaded from a free site. (Thanks!) I think my fingernails look equally charming and so far I have managed to keep them maintained. Hey, it's been 8 hours already!
That's right, people. I flew to Seattle from Phoenix to get my nails done. What has your company done for you lately?

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Pop N Fresh

My darling teen appears to be obsessed with Smartfood White Cheddar Popcorn. I think she first discovered it at AJ's and since she realized that Circle K also sells the stuff, we seem to pick up a new bag every time we go to Circle K. Raise your hand if you thought AJ's and Circle K had the same popcorn distribution source. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

I was also not aware that popcorn was a major food group. In our house, it has made an appearance at nearly every meal, or replaced a major meal. This would be a prime example of bad parenting on my part. Yeah, whatever.

Since the teen's favorite pasttime is talking me into renting her scary movies, perhaps she needs an unlimited supply for her movie-watching. (tangent alert: Do you have any idea how difficult it is to locate scary movies that are not rated R? When you only go to redbox? Well, dang difficult, that's what.) Or maybe she is not fond of anything I cook, which would be a significant possibility if I ever actually cooked a meal for her. We are the home of self-service meals. Hungry? Make something. It's a useful life skill.

In any case, as I was throwing away the empty bag that I found
a) in the back seat of the car
b) on the sofa in the teen room
c) on the couch in the living room
d) all of the above
I decided that I really needed a maid. In theory, I have one built-in in the form of a teenage daughter. In reality, I want to hire someone who actually will do the cleaning without my non-stop irritating nagging, heavy sighing, and eye-rolling. Oh, wait, those last two items are hers.

I checked with my neighbor who has the best referrals ever, and I look forward to treating myself to a little bit of heaven. Plus, I am going to hire a maid. (She really does have great referrals.)

Now I just need a really cool craft project for empty popcorn bags.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Yes, I Would Like Another Computer Please

So I decided that my life would be that much more awesome if I had a mini laptop that I could dedicate to my music and my pictures. I scouted out some data on the 7-10" sizes (read: checked the Sunday flyers) and told Eric (yes, he has a name today!) what I was thinking. So he jumped onto the research bandwagon and did some actual data-gathering.
After a bit of a high-end Costco trip, I came home with a really cute little hp mini with a pretty decent 6 hour battery life. I added a swanky pink swirled skin to make it mine and am now loading my i-touch library accordingly.
Now when I head back out on the road, I'll have another computer to carry. Don't get behind me in the TSA line, though. Between shoes off, laptop out, mini-laptop out, cell phone, treo, i-touch, and my quart size baggie with liquids and gels, I'll need an extra 20 minutes just to get through security. This would not be the prudent time to discuss whether my crop-o-dile passes the 4" or less tool test. Right?

Friday, July 31, 2009

When My Slow Cat Moves Fast

My cat is kinda getting on in her years. Some days, you can tell she likes playing old fogie as she limps around, yowling on and off for kicks. Other days, she apparently is possessed by the spirit of Cat Who Moves At Mind-Altering Lightning Speed, as she freaks around the place.

I have been advised by someone who knows about these things that she races to assist her digestion. I have been further advised that the racing, acoompanied by some mighty loud "What is up with that cat?" noises, are a signal to let out the cat. We'll just call that letting the cat out for the general purpose of "movement."

All I know is that said cat can ambulate quite nicely when it meets her needs. And I am not sure of the purpose of posting this information, other than it happened to be in my head at the moment.

In other unrelated news, Some Guy does have a name, and I have permission to use it. (OK, well, I have had permission to use it for quite some time. I have permission to use it on the blog now. It's not like I've introduced him to friends and family as Some Guy. Much.)
So as soon as I find a reason to write something about him, I may start calling him by name. Lucky dude. And lucky me--how many guys do you know who will jump onto the Dance, Dance Revolution game at the arcade?