The title was to be read in the cadence of “Reading, Writing, and ‘Rithmetic.” Anyone? Anyone? Beuller?
Cramming For My Dental Exam
The time has come, and passed actually. I was supposed to have my six-month dental exam and cleaning last week, but due to a hygienist’s doctor’s appointment I was pushed back to today.
Even though I’ve not quite flossed as well as I should have I’m not really fearing today’s exam. However, there have been far too many dental exams that I haven’t feared that have wound up costing me money and set me up for pain. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
The Water Goes Down The Drain Slow, Slow, Slow
What would a day in this blog be without a plumbing problem? Today’s malady was a very slow shower drain.
You don’t have to tell me — I’m slowly losing my hair. This, along with the various chemicals and soaps I use have clogged the drain of my primary shower.
After my shower this morning I took out a plunger and plungered the heck out of this drain. I must warn you not to do this if you are the least bit grossed out. It. Was. Disgusting. The next step in this morning’s fiasco was to clean the mess that I created with the plunger by scrubbing the shower stall floor.
Unfortunately, plunging didn’t solve the problem so I pulled out the heavy artillery — industrial drain cleaner. I figured “Why not destroy all of the sewer pipes in my house?” Mere seconds after pouring the drain cleaner into the water I heard a muffled “plump” and the water began to flow freely.
This afternoon I shall return to the scene of the crime to inspect this morning’s hard labor.
ITP Flickr Pic
CRAP! I forgot to upload the photo I wanted to use today. Further crapping things up is that it is the photo I planned to upload to Jalapeño Beach as well.
I’ve been enjoying my AppleTV since buying it. It makes a nice “alternative” to the collection of my entertainment center devices. However, of late it’s been a little problematic and refusing to take the latest software update offered by Apple. Last night I got fed up enough to revert the box back to its factory settings and start all over again. With one button press all was wiped and with a few network configuration settings the download of the latest software was complete. For the rest of the night I fudged with getting it connected back to my (slightly screwed) iTunes library and syncing the nearly 8000 things in it. Next up…. getting Boxee downloaded and installed so that I can increase the AppleTV’s capabilities.
And now you know why I never got around to doing photo processing. Too many things to do. 🙁
Let’s Get Ready To Rumble!
Dear God, what is wrong with me? Today I am mailing in my entry for the
2009 Red Top Rumble 11.5 Mile Run. It’s another event put on by GUTS so I am confident that it will be well organized.
Now it’s (long past) time for me start running again in an effort to actually be properly trained for the run. Having said that, I will not be at George’s tonight. Wednesday sneaked up on me and I didn’t pack any running clothes, and even though I’ll be heading home early I will not want to venture back out to the Highlands. Instead I think that I’ll hang around the nice warm house and do many of the chores that have been haunting me of late.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – okay, but nervous
Current Music – listening to The Candid Frame podcast
Website Of The Day – This one is for the “typesetting crowd” — The (Mostly) True Story of Helvetica and the New York City Subway. I found it interesting, but then again I also enjoyed the documentary “Helvetica”.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Foot Mileage – 0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 3 (3)
Vegetarian Days – 2
Carnivorous Days – 0
Marta Rides – 0
Books To Read To Earn Kindle – 4
1) Lose no fewer than two pounds
2) Drink no soda
3) Run no fewer than 50 miles
4) Completely read no fewer than one book
5) Write at least one program using Ruby on Rails