Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Remember, tampons don't kill people....

I currently have the hiccups from swallowing my laughter (I'm still at work).

Tampon Shooter : For anytime of the month

Do not use tampons that have been worn. This is unhygienic and the expanded tampons will clog the gun barrel.

Well, naturally. That's kinda what they're designed to do...

Be sure to check out the other, um, "crafts."

Oooo, my heart.

Scariest thing I saw this week? An 80 year old woman. Attempting to park her ginormous car in the Schnuck's grocery store lot. While talking on a cell phone.

You just know that it's going to show up on the Archery Field...

14-foot inflatable sheep stolen

I can't figure out what someone would do with a 14-foot sheep," [the store-owner] said. "It can't go in your basement and if it's in your back yard, your neighbor will notice. If it's target practice, it only lasts once.

I'll be on the lookout for it at Pennsic. Only 10 more days!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Computer (and other sorts of) lust

So, I've got this new MacBook, which I really, really like (it's not love, yet, simply because I'm not nearly as conversant with its interface as I am with a PC). And I've got an iPod, which I am much, much more in like with (it has come in very useful for ignoring my coworkers). I recently found out that just like a computer disc (remember those?), an iPod can either be formatted for use with a Mac or with a PC, not both. Bummer.

After bouncing between keeping my iPod (it's the black 30 gig video one, in case you were wondering) hooked up to my PC or reformatting it to work only on my Mac (mine's white, because black is not worth $200 more), I started using Senuti, which allows me to leave my iPod the way I originally set it up, and simply copy my music from the iPod into my Mac (which I named "Lilith," by the way).

Cool, yes? Very. That is, until Lilith informed me that she was almost out of memory. WTF? How the hell did I manage to use up 60 gigs in the space of a month? Especially since I only have a total of 9 gigs of music? Huh?!

Well, I finally figured out how to tell how much memory was in each of Lillith's folders and I've discovered where iTunes likes to squirrel away music files (in the music folder, but not where you'd think). And why have I used more memory than I ever thought possible?


Because I managed to copy my entire iPod four times. Doh!

So I'm carefully re-reading Senuti's instructions so that this doesn't happen again. And deleting lots of files.

And now you know entirely too much about my personal hardware. Hubba hubba.

Back to my evening soaps. Tonight it's Dirty Jobs. I think I'm in heavy-duty lust with the host. Totally my type of guy. Tall, handsome, nice forearms, and not afraid to get filthy! Ahhh....

Monday, July 10, 2006

Spam subject lines, pt 2

"Carbonated amphibian"

I think I may have found my new site name...

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Garage Sale-ing Away

So, my friends and I are having a garage sale on July 29. Which is good, because I have a ton of clothes and two big boxes of books sitting in my office from my Christmas 2005 stay-at-home-and-clean holiday extravaganza.

I have about three weeks to weed, sort, haul, and price all my extraneous belongings over to Steph's house. I'm hoping that blogging this experience (I haven't had a garage sale since 1994 or 95) will keep me on track and get my place cleaned out and easier to keep up. On to this weekend's progress...

  • Dragged out my old student drafting table and found all its parts
  • Cut my video collection in half
  • Pulled out my cassette tapes and started ordering CDs to burn replacement copies
  • Levered out my old ten-gallon fish tank and stand out of my office closet
  • Weeded my closet yet again. I only wear the same dozen outfits, so why have all these clothes I never wear? I kept a few choice pieces for dressy occasions.
  • Updated my master list-of-crap-to-get-rid of, which includes a deep fryer (don't need to extra grease), a popcorn maker (sorry, I like the microwave stuff just fine), and a dresser (I bought a brand new bedroom set this winter)
Yep, I'm feeling pretty good about all this. Now, if I can just decide whether to sell my books and graphic novels on eBay, or at the garage sale.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Adding this to my camping checklist

Just in time for Pennsic! I always knew that something was missing from my camping supplies pile...

New KittenHolder from REI

Of course, my current cats are not easily transportable. Must get portable-sized kitty...