30 September 2007

September's End

I'm at my mother's house in Hattiesburg. The past couple days I've been helping move stuff from the shop to my mother's and future step-father's houses.

I'm sore. I'm tired.

While I'm not sick like I was last week, I'm not 100 percent. I must have slept ten hours last night.

When I show up at work tomorrow, I don't think I'll be all there mentally. Of course, that wasn't much of a change from how I was feeling on Friday.

Also, I really don't want to deal with whatever work-related issues that arise. I need to do something to clear my mind. Exercise hasn't helped.

I probably need to get out some more. Unfortunately, I've not had many weekend opportunities what with my having to help move stuff from my mother's shop.

On the other hand, I've had chances to visit family and friends out of town. I've also been doing some pub quiz on Tuesday nights, but that's not enough.

Being sick and doing all this honey-do work haven't helped matters any either, and I've got to be at work tomorrow evening.

Joy. I'd rather watch Monday Night Football. Or Heroes. Or both.

28 September 2007

Okay, I lost

Today’s the first day I’ve been at work since Tuesday. I was under the weather, and well, I lost.

C'est la vie.

24 September 2007

Please Vote for My Entry

Marshall Ramsey has started a caption contest. My entry, But I paid the fine!, is one of four finalists, and the winner is being decided by vote of the blog readers.

Voting ends 5 p.m. central time Wednesday. Vote early. Vote often.

Click here to go to Marshall's blog poll.

20 September 2007

Tased and Confused

Thursday morning. I'm a bit tired. I am so not a morning person.

I've been working on a couple different things, and if I get a chance, I've got more housekeeping stuff to do. Boring (yet necessary) stuff involving control records and such.

Yesterday was International Talk Like A Pirate Day. I saw one student dressed like a pirate in the library. I gave her some beads from my St. Paddy's Parade cache I have in the office.

Tuesday night, Pezgirl, her boyfriend, and I played Pub Quiz. We finished in third place. The competition was fairly fierce, so getting third place wasn't too bad. There were a couple teams that had the same team name. One had to change their name. Perhaps the other team can buy t-shirts.

I also saw TD and LA that night. It was good to visit with them if only for a little while.

My work life has been so hectic, and there have been some changes in my life. Friends moving and divorcing. My mother's impending remarriage. Also, one of my uncles also hasn't doing too well as of late. It looks like he'll be in the hospital for hopefully only a little while.

In the meantime, I'm planning on a fairly hectic yet restful weekend, which depends some on what the weather will be like this weekend. I'm thinking of high school football Friday night, followed by a trip to my mother's place, then another trip to Starkvegas to see MSU play Gardner-Webb. I'll crash at my pla C's place and head back Sunday.

19 September 2007

Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day

18 September 2007

Tuesday Afternoon Links

For Sale: Belgium
And they've not had a home invasion in over sixty years.

Body Odor is Perception
I'm reminded of a Jack Palance Skin Bracer commercial:
“I don’t need some fancy cologne to tell me I’m a man.”
“Confidence is very sexy, don’t you think?”

What's Spanish for "No Soup for You?"
And that's if Hugo Chavez nationalizes it.

So Groucho Marx is right!

TLAP-Day Minus One

17 September 2007


I'm back at work this evening at the library. This past weekend was pretty quiet.

Friday night, I went over to a friend's place, had some Chinese food, and watched a couple of documentaries.1 It was good to relax and hang out. I've not done much of that lately. My life's been hectic.

I had intended to go see Los Buddies at Hal & Mal's Saturday night, but after I left the house I was getting a pretty bad headache. I think it was something seasonal.

Saturday wasn't a total loss though. MSU defeated Auburn, and I feel a bit better now.

A couple of links:

Man sues God.

I guess it's safe to assume he's not an atheist.

Decide on the fate of Bonds's 756th home run.

I can't help but think of this TV theme song:
Marked with a coward's shame.
What do you do when you're branded,
Will you fight for your name?

Oh, and since Talk Like A Pirate Day is only two days away, here's a little something:

1My Date with Drew and Paper Clips.

14 September 2007

Friday the Fourteenth

This week hasn't been too bad. I've been going through publishers' catalogs and web sites and requesting books to be purchased. I've been trying to get some other duties accomplished.

I'm tired though. My body aches, and I think I've got ankle bursitis. My right ankle has been sore the past couple days. Here are links to a couple sites I thought were interesting:

Edward Gorey's The Trouble with Tribbles
Apparently Gorey was a fan of Star Trek. What would have happened if Gorey decided to exercise his artistic expression?

The Booker Shortlist
Yeah, I know. It's a week old, but interesting nevertheless.

Oh, and a reminder...

12 September 2007

The Hipsemantic Lord Buckley

While danglin' wanglin' I somehow ended up at LordBuckley.com while surfing the World Wide Interweb. I think I'll be surfing that site until Morpheus tap dances on my eyebrows.

11 September 2007

The Rainbow Connection

I just listened to Willie Nelson sing The Rainbow Connection on Pandora. I had forgotten he covered that song.

This past weekend was pretty hectic. I had intended to relax some by going to Celticfest. However, familial duties called.

Apparently the doggy doors are indeed a sign of things to come. My mother's planning on getting married in a couple of months.

At the same time, she's planning on closing her shop. So, Saturday and Sunday, my future stepfather and I were moving pots and ironwork and such from the shop to various places.

And now, my body aches. I'm sore. I'm tired. I'm also cranky.

The extended Labor Day weekend in Indiana has not helped me to relax as much as I would have hoped. Fortunately, I've run across some items via the internet that have made me chuckle.

First, Supermom's fascination with a certain wine.

Second, Andy's been predicting some football games. He dredged up this classic from the Two Daves.

Third, the Michigan Wolverine bloggers are in crisis mode. Here are MGoBlog and Michigan Zone. Oh, the humanity!

07 September 2007

Luciano Pavarotti Loves Elephants Redux

One thing I've noticed in the past 2-3 days is that I've gotten quite a few visits from people who've found my blog thanks to such search phrases as pavarotti loves elephants, pavarotti elephants, elephants luciano, luciano pavarotti elephants, and even pavarotti cow.

They all went to this blog entry. And yes, Pavarotti does love elephants. Or, rather, he did. RIP Maestro.

04 September 2007

Blade Runner Blues

I'm back, but am not all that rested. I was in Indiana the past few days visiting my aunt and uncle. They're doing well, and that's great.

I got to see my cousin, her husband, and their children. I went to a couple of movies with my uncle. I read quite a few books-- most of them in the past couple of days.1

I also watched some football games on television. As expected, Mississippi State lost; however, my other alma mater, USM, won.2

I relaxed, or at least tried. I don't think I'll be relaxed for too long. I've checked my work email, and what I see almost makes me long for this job. Okay, I'm exaggerating a bit.

Book club is this evening. I've read the book. It's good, I think. I'll write more about it later.

1I read most of them today thanks in no small part to me being stuck at the Memphis airport for five hours.

2And Michigan lost! To Appalachian State! Thank goodness Appalachian State's not on MSU's schedule.