The title is a running joke from last night’s adventures at George’s. Predictably the crowd of runners was small. Also predictably, I did not run. The fact that it was at least 102 degrees at 6pm might have something to do with my decision. I can’t wait until I die and go to Hell… oh wait, I think that I already have.
The Itsy Bitsy Spider
Is getting larger by the day.
Each morning when I leave my house to go to work I note the position of a spider’s cobweb. Like a salesman determined to find the best “spot” for selling goods, this spider constructs a new web each night in a different location all within a four-foot area. Each evening when I return home the web has disappeared. I wonder if the movement of the web helps it catch more bugs. I also wonder if it has taken note of me and my routine. I’d hate to have to pull it down just so I could make it to my car.
ITP Flickr Pic
This is what can happen when the spiders start building webs more aggressively.
Luckily I don’t think that my situation will get this bad.
I did a little bit of Kool-Aid drinking last week and convinced myself that it would be a good idea to buy Apple’s new iWork ’08 suite of software. At $99 (for a five-install “Family Edition”) the cost seemed reasonable. [Truth be told, I purchased it online for $82 using my company’s professional discount.] I have yet to install it, but am looking forward to the experience.
Even though I have heard mixed reviews I decided that it would also be a good idea to upgrade to iLife ’08. For “only another $99” [$82] I could get better application integration. Rather than wait for it to be delivered via mail I stopped into the Apple store inside of Lenox Mall on my way home. Unfortunately the employee with whom I interacted had little understanding of the store policies regarding discounts. After waiting for a few minutes only to have him return and tell me that I’d have to wait and talk with another employee. I bailed.
Not Seeing Blue Kept Me From Being Blue
Before heading to George’s I dropped some blue toilet pucks into my “cans.” Thankfully when I returned home none of the toilets had blue water, and as of this morning each still appeared okay. One of the bowls, the sea-foam green one — which makes it hard to see a blue tinge, may have had the slowest of leaks but discoloration was really indiscernible.
Next up…. taking on the outdoor spigots.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – unhappy, but not miserable
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Stars Of Track And Field — “Movies Of Antarctica”
Website Of The Day – Sometimes websites are only fluff. Sometimes websites are more informative. Bob The Plumber is not the prettiest of sites, but it does have some very useful plumbing information. You might know why I sought this information.
Exercise (b)Log – nothing. IT WAS 102 DEGREES!!!
Monthly Mileage – 7 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
1) Get my first Ruby / Ruby on Rails program written
3) Lose 5 pounds (if at first, second, third, fourth, you don’t succeed….)