• Still training the flunky - last and this week

  • There was 11 cars at the bar this morning - last week

  • I forgot to count this morning; because a possible flashy red and blue was driving by me

  • The database has crashed on me three times so far today - last week

  • Once bad enough to require a reboot - last week

  • Today, I need to reboot because I've done software updates and it's asking to

  • But I'm not rebooting, because I have other crap work to do

  • I'm so ready for the week to be over - last and this week

  • Still haven't figured out what to do with Dad's hat

  • I may end up using wool to complete it; bright electric blue

  • I ended up going to the store and spending the $$ get another skein

  • My lunch as peas in it, and I loathe peas

  • Some how I don't think Grilltech would let me spend $550.00 on a pair of head phones

  • But I think he'd let me get these headphones

  • Dropping things seems to be the a reoccurring theme - Tuesday I dropped my water in the break room

  • Lunch today also has peas in it; it should have been called peas and rice

  • Bleck

  • A guy I went to school with has started working here

  • He's stopping by and chatting to get information of how to move up in the company

  • Reboot happened; but not by choice

  • I'm really disliking today

  • Second reboot of the day

  • I'm really, really disliking today

  • On the plus side an hour fifteen left to go

  • The sleeves have been joined to the sweater

  • I do have pictures - a bunch of pictures - but I'm too lazy to post them

  • My Christmas present keep sliding off my lap

  • It's very annoying

  • Ten minutes to figure out which report I want to run

  • Checked out four of them, then went back to the first one... next time go with my gut


For almost a week our mail server has been flaky. E-mails will get bounced or take hours to send. It was very frustrating. Grilltech got a book for our mail server and was getting ready to do battle with the electrons. Several days ago, web pages started not loading or taking forever to load. He had me call tech support. After I answered the question yes the modem is plugged directly into the computer. Warning geek alert: the router (modem) is plugged into the switch. Grilltech growled in my direction and rolled his eyes. I then handed him the phone and knitted while he did battle with tech support instead of electrons. During the course of helpful troubleshooting, our internet connection is completely dead. And the tech is telling a now furious Grilltech it's our computer(s) that's the problem, not the connection to the internet. Grilltech asks for suggestions for routers then ends the call. A quick five minutes to calm his nerves; he then begins calling electronic stores to see if any of them have the suggested items on hand. Most places were a) closed or b) don't carry said item. He did find one at a store 30 minutes away. He's getting dressed to go, I picked up the phone, called a store we shop at; but he didn't think of calling. Turns out they have what he was going to go pick up. It took us about 30 minutes run and get it. In 30 more minutes the Internet was working again.

While Grilltech was swearing working on the connectivity problem. I was merrily knitting on the sleeve. I knew I was getting close, so I stopped to measure. I realized I had knitted one round to many. After swearing loudly for several minutes. I ripped back and begun the underarm gusset. I should have a second sleeve tonight!!

Today, I have been so out of it. I ran the report and sent it off. Half an hour later, I look I had sent it to myself instead of the distro list. I'm such a dorkfish as time.

And now for something completely different: (Thanks Grilltech)

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My day so far, has been well….

I woke up an hour before the alarm was suppose to go off. I did manage to get back to sleep, then I slept through the alarm. I was reaching up to hit snooze for the first time when I noticed the time; fifteen minutes later then usual. ACK!! Thankfully we were proactive last night and packed gym bags, made breakfasts, and I pulled my tote bag to the front room. The one thing I didn't do was get Grilltech sodas for the day. Instead I did that this morning. And managed to drop one where it exploded. All over the stove and my leg. Since I had five minutes before we had to run out the door, I put a towel down and walked away. I'm hoping Perky is thoughtful enough to mop the kitchen for me.

Grilltech being a very thoughtful and loving husband loaded the bags into the car while I cleaned up in the back. The drive into work was uneventful. (The bar had only one car this morning.) Did pass an officer, but he was going the other direction and not interested in us.

I unpacked my tote to find, I don't have a breakfast packed or drinking cups I brought home to have washed. The cups did get washed, in fact they're sitting in the dishwasher waiting to go back to work. On the plus side, I did have money so I could buy breakfast out of the vending machines. Not the healthiest of things to do, but it's better then nothing.

It's freezing in here. Cold enough I dug out my mitts and I'm still not happy. I'm about ready to put my jacket back on. I've had two supervisors at my desk unhappy themselves about various things. One I could help, the other wasn't so lucky.

I'm not going to the gym today. Instead I'll be at the dentist's getting my teeth cleaned. I'll take a few minutes and walk around the block for some exercise. Or not; I'm feeling very sluggish land manatee.

Yesterday was Dad's birthday. He loved the hat. Today would have been Granny's birthday (or still is, she's just not getting any older). The Eldest and clan came over because Dad wanted to see them. And they have new computers they wanted to show off. Grilltech was trying to work on his paper he put off until Sunday. He ended up stopping what he was doing because they needed computer work done and the place was chaotic. Everyone cleared out about 1730 and he was able to get his paper finished.

Baby Bird is getting big. She was out side with me taking pictures. She decided she wanted to go running over to the neighbor's driveway. She slid one some slush and bonked her head. She wasn't the happiest child. I brought a sobbing Baby Bird to her mother then went and picked up my socks. Thankfully they decided to stay on the porch, otherwise I would have had to send the cats out after them.

I did get several stitches worked on the sleeve while waiting for the clock to reach 0430 this morning. The sleeve has 1.5 inches to go before I increase for the underarm gusset - it's sooo close to being done!! The next set of instructions are worked out, so once the sleeve is finished I can continue on. I messed up the same row twice yesterday and had to rip back. On. the. same. freaking. row. twice. But I'm much better now.

Anyway, the day is two hours from being done. The sun is shining!! My hands have warmed up enough the gloves have came off. I've set up an appointment for next month to get my tattoo. Life is good.

Oh and Perky thinks I need to go back to actual titles instead of dates.


And now for something completely different: (thanks Galad)

Your Word is "Fearless"

You see life as your one chance to experience everything, and you just go for it!

You believe the biggest risk is being afraid and missing out on something amazing.

Sometimes your fearlessness means you're daring. You enjoy risky activities.

And sometimes your fearlessness means you're courageous. You're brave enough to do the right thing, even when it's scary.


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I've run out of yarn while working on Dad's birthday present. It's a hat which needs to be done on Sunday. I'm using buffalo and it's pretty $$. I only need about 10 yards or less and I really don't want to go spend $$ for a skein.

I've got an e-mail into a friend who might be able to help me out. (Fingers crossed)



I finished my first sleeve on the sweater!!!!


  • Number of cars at the bar this morning: 4

  • Cars with flashy red and blue lights sitting behind them: 1 - he wasn't at the bar but down the street from it

  • The car might have been from the bar, which is why the flashing red and blue was behind him

  • I'd prefer to think it was speeding instead

  • Guys who kinda look like Dean at the gym: 1 (YUMMY!)

  • Number of times I've cried at work during the past week: 1 (damn Gnome)

  • Yes, the Gnome is aware of his title

  • The fog has moved into the area for the winter

  • Now, I'll be crabby since I'm not getting enough sunlight

  • I had some pretty convoluted work dreams last night

  • It smells like egg rolls in there this morning

  • No one walked past carrying any, so maybe it was just me

  • I'm training a Lackey

  • He's very s.............l............o..............w

  • Slow is good; but the let me double check that three or four times is going to drive me crazy

  • The new gym work out is draining

  • The cube mates don't want me to loose weight; they keep bringing crap food bagels, muffins and other carby goodness

  • We hates them

  • The day is mostly over

  • The flu is running rampant around the center

  • Lackey has it and is here; which means I'll be doing a second bout with it sometime next week

  • My phone needs to be charged, so it's beeping at me

  • The day is over!!

  • Damn, still need to go to the gym to go

  • Okay, don't need to, but will do so

  • Heeeyyyyy, maybe the almost yummy hot guy will be there today

  • Grilltech's voice in my head: Why not have almost yummy hot guy grill your steaks…

  • We're having BLT's for dinner tonight

  • A lady in the gym commented that I've been loosing weight

  • While it's flattering, it's kinda freaky at the same time

  • I'm up to post 492

  • Be safe out there

  • Because maybe the flasy red and blues really pulled the car over for coming from the bar


This one's for Amy! (Yea, those shorts and head band has nothing, NOTHING to do with it.....)


Kommadant's new fingerless mitts. Took the Broad Street Mitts modified them to fit a larger hand. I had everything done but the buttons sewn on. I handed them to him, without the buttons sewn on. We went to bed at that point. From what I understand he looked at her and told her to finish the gloves so he can wear them.


  • I left my knitting at home, I know the database is going to drag.

  • There were seven cars at the bar this morning.

  • My hair is getting long enough to get into my eyes, therefore is annoying.

  • I got a shipment of yarn from E-bay. Picture to come.

  • The roads were very nice this morning, only wet in some places.

  • It's been snowy for the past couple of days.

  • I blame Roxie.

  • (As she show pictures of pretty flowers.)

  • I was dreaming of HUGE ass spiders last night.

  • And black and white cats.

  • Grilltech stopped by to offer me some dental floss and tooth picks, so I could knit.

  • And the crap food cream cheese brownies have arrived. The down side of the team working in the same bay as me.

  • WTF!! Now muffins have shown up.

  • Grilltech wants to spend 350 bucks to make a gallon of Saffron beer.

  • Yes, Saffron is 25.00 bucks a GRAM, which 14 grams makes 1/2 an ounce.

  • I found a place which has a gram of Saffron for 100 bucks. A little better.

  • I had a muffin. Now I'm stuffed.

  • A cow-orker wants to know why I can fix something by doing the same things she's done; but it works for me. Simple I'm an otaku.

  • In ShadowRun an otaku is a mage who works with computers, instead of mundane things.

  • I'm getting a headache.

  • OMG!! Cow-orker, IM him like everyone else. Because he's (now) in the bay with us doesn't mean you should leave your desk and come chat about non work related stuff.

  • Okay, it only bothers me because she's standing at my desk to talk to him.

  • Not only did I forget my knitting, but my wallet as well.

  • I got Season 3 of yummy, yummy, hot guys!!!

  • Red it's Opal Petticoat 1298.


Another morning, another day of driving in snow. I'm sure the people passing me would shake their heads as they bolted past. Hell, usually I'm the one who's complaining that people aren't going fast enough, but snow and ice is a whole another story. It doesn't take much to loose control and spin out. Have someone close enough when it happens and it's an ugly mess.

I'm very jittery today. I wonder if it's the medication - most likely - I've been off it for a week. It's all I can do not to be snappy. (I wonder if I'm still be snappy but not as bad as it could be.) And I loose my train of thought so easily. I was going to write something witty, but for the life of me I can't remember it.

Last night, I finished Kommadant's mitts. I'll post pictures soon.

The new work out makes me sweat glow and my arms hurt. Do you think I can imagine my workout instead or would that make the Evil Happy Bunny frown at me?


Its the New Year. Grilltech and I celebrated with friends, it was fun. If you'd like to know more, Grilltech covered it pretty well.

I barely missed having my mitts done in 2008 by about five hours. I would have had Perky model them; but I'd never see them again.