This momentous occasion means:
|Yu-Gi-Oh: I'll Play One Card Face Down, and This Fag Hag In Defensive Mode|
Asian girl: I can't believe you blocked me from Galen.
via Overheard in New York, Jul 10, 2007
On the way home from work, I stopped at the post office, where I bought 17 2-cent stamps to go with 17 39-cent stamps I found in my desk drawer at work. The only good thing about the wait in line was that there was the hottest guy in front of me. I mean, if you go for that sort of thing.
I got in line, because it was short, at the DMV to take a chance on getting my driver's license renewed real quick. After 10 minutes, the line didn't move—at all. I left.
At Family Dollar, I bought two greeting cards for $.50 each. Yeehaw!
At Food Lion, I saved 41% on a $41.17 order. Woohoo!
This is so representative of IBM and its contractors:
I was in a little bit of a tizzy here today, as I finally checked the expiration date of my passport, which I've seen on and off in the "Legal" folder in my file cabinet, which is where it should be, only to find out that it is my expired passport.
A ridiculous search for the valid one ensued, through:
- the "Travel" folder in the top drawer of my filing cabinet
- the "Vacation" folder in the same drawer
- random folders in the second drawer
- my "briefcase"
- my downstairs computer desk drawer
- my downstairs table desk drawers
- my upstairs desk drawers
- (back into my filing cabinet) the three bottom drawers, which are all "throw-junk-in-here-until-you-file-it-la
- the stack of papers and folders still left on my kitchen table
- the stacks of stuff of my washer and dryer
- the stack of junk on a precarious three-legged, round table (that kind that is made out of what feels and looks like particle board, and you buy one of those drape-type table cloths to throw over it) that mostly has computer-related CDs and grad school assignments and readings on it
- the stuff on my dresser drawer and stereo cabinet
- the dresser drawers
- (and finally) all of the shelves on my two side-by-side bookshelves—between and around books, CDs, audiobooks, picture albums, loose pictures, received greeting cards worth keeping, notebooks, and other odds and ends.
I walked at Carmichael for an hour tonight, during which time I listened to the following podcasts:
NPR: Story of the Day
Ruth Reichl: Favorite Food Memoirs
Bald Eagles Viewed Differently in Alaska
Older Recruits Seek to Prove Their Fighting Form
Beer Industry Calls for Kegs (very interesting!)
How do Washington's Monuments Measure Up?
NASA's First "Educator Astronaut" Scheduled to Fly (very interesting!)
Brandi Carlile Goes Straight for the Gut (I purchased her CD, The Story, after listening to this podcast.)
Beware of Diet (very interesting, if not totally discouraging in terms of dieting)
Down With Plutocrats
The Great Corn Con (abandoned this one)
The Mixing Desk on The Sound of Starbucks (abandoned this one)
The Old College Try
I almost finished Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister tonight. They're finally at "the Ball," and if I'm not mistaken, somebody's about to lose a "glass slipper."