Sunday, January 28, 2007

Flavors Of What Now?

I found this pic while surfing around earlier and it made me laugh so hard I had to share. This page explains where this place is and that Negros is a province in the Philippines. Somehow though, I doubt that the general public is aware of that.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Stupid Snow Garbage

I hate snowy days like today. I don't hate the snow so much, just the kind of snow that's falling at the moment.
It's that pissy, blowing, shitty snow. If it were rain it would be drizzle. I hate drizzle. I don't mind mist and I like the rain, but I hate drizzle. It's like it can't make up its mind and this is the snow version of it. It's falling in hard, compact beads that sting your skin when they hit instead of fluffy flakes.
It's snow garbage. Snow that didn't make the grade. If it was trying out for the flake squad, it would be the first to be cut.
That's right, I've gotten to a point in my bitterness that I'm attacking the snow.

Thursday, January 25, 2007


I borrowed my Dad's old 35mm camera as I haven't used a 35mm in forever and it's actually a really good camera and you can do lots of cool things with it. Yesterday I had off and it was the kind of day I was waiting for, foggy and frosty, leaving lots of opportunity of interesting pictures. So I headed out in search of stuff to photograph.
I took some pictures of the frosty evergreens in the alley and eventually ended up at the old cemetary (yeah I know, how very goth of me).
I was looking for interesting headstones and set ups. I found lots, but it took me about 3 hours and lots of trudging through the snow. By the time I was done I was tried and cold and my jeans were soaked to the knees (luckily the car was warm). I had also gone through two rolls of film.
It was around this time that I noticed that the camera had advanced passed 24 pics on the second roll. I (in an unfortunate moment of optimism) thought that it must me a 36 roll.
I loaded the fucking camera wrong!
Fuck! Fuck! Fuck!
I lost an hour and a halfs worth of work and 24 pictures and by that time the fog was lifting and the frost had melted. I did get a few lost pistures back by going back out in to the snow. But for the most part they're gone. All gone.
I could cry.
Stupid everything.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

It Works!

I finally got to test out my vacuum forming thing last night (not that I expect anyone to know or care about this) and it works perfectly! Woohoo! The only problem I had I think can be rectified by heating the plastic longer or hotter.
The next step is to start playing around with the Agar and see what ratios work best and then on to the sugar glass.

Things I Think At 7.45am

I woke up at 7am this morning, I don't know why and I can't say I'm real happy about it. Anyway, here are some random thoughts I had while not sleeping.

- Working in such a public place, I find it astounding that we don't have more serious problems come up - patron's health-wise I mean. Most people who work a lot with the public seem to have all sorts of stories of people having heart attacks,, having seizures, etc. In two and a half years I've only seen one person have a seizure at the Library. Though with the number of elderly who come to the library, I keep expecting one of them to drop over while reading the paper.
Not that I want anything like that to start happening, I honestly wouldn't know what to do.

- Why is it when you stop seeing someone, drift apart, etc. they seem to get stuck at the age you last saw them in your mind. Or am I the only one who's like that?
This chick I used to be friends with had a kid who was three the last time I saw her. I don't know why but it occurred to me that her kid would be nine now. That blew my mind. I can't imagine what she must be like. I can't even imagine what she might look like. Sweet Jesus, nine!

- Why the fuck does my wall clock seem so quiet during the day but at night it gets so damned loud? Even when I'm just sitting around reading and the house is quiet during the day it still doesn't seem as loud as in the middle of the night. I swear that fucking thing is messing with me.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Almost As Good As Lipstick

Finally! Someone has given people who know how to park a way to strike back at the asshole parkers of the world! Now you can print off your own tickets and keep them with you at all times.

Stupid Everything

It's been kind of a shit day today.
I woke up this morning with a monster of a headache... Well actually I woke up at 4.30 this morning on the couch, with the TV on. So I stumble over and turn it off and then flick off the lights and head to bed. Somewhere in there I managed to do something that made my head hurt. I didn't hit my head or anything, but by the time I reached my bed I had a splitting headache.
Silly me, I decided that I'd just ignore it and try to sleep it off instead of getting out of bed and stumbling blindly through the dark in search of painkillers and something to wash them down with. I don't know what made me think that was a good idea. I've done it before and every time the same thing happens - I have a shitty sleep and I wake up tired and in pain. (Though, in my defence, if I had taken the painkillers at 4.30 I would have woken up feeling sick to my stomach.)
Anyway, I took some drugs when I got up and got my pain to a tolerable level (the painkillers still made me feel sick, best I can figure is because God hates me and is trying to make me miserable). I then checked my computer which has been working on downloading a few episodes of MST3K (and taking its sweet time I might add). Despite having started yesterday it was only about half way through. So rather than surfing the net like I had planned I only checked my email.
Jess emailed to ask if I wanted to go for lunch. So I called her and we made plans. I was happy to have an excuse to get out of the house and talk to someone other than my parents, my roommate or my cats and not be work related.
I headed over to the restaurant early and dragged my sketch book along as I haven't actually sat down and just sketched for a long time. I got a parking spot right outside the door and really thought my day was looking up... Too bad I was also looking up, had I been looking down at the ground I probably would have seen that patch of ice.
I didn't hit the ground, but I did catch my arm on the door. That's the kind of pain that makes your fingers all tingly. It also turned into a nasty lump almost immediately. Now it's kind of blue green and hurts like a son of a bitch.
After lunch I had a doctor's appointment. I spent about an hour talking to her and left with a comically long list of things I'm supposed to take. Amongst the gag-inducing entries are things like fish oil, oil of oregano and Borage comlpex. I can't help but thinking of the scene from Toys when Joan Cusack is eating a white bread and suppliment pill sandwich.
Now I've got an hour to kill before I head over to Kelly's. With any luck God will have found someone else to pester by then, it's not likely, but one can hope. Right?

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Somewhere There's An "Away" Without A Home

The contents of this article don't really matter. However, the name of said article is possibly the funniest thing I've seen all day and I can't believe nobody caught that before it was published.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Happy Birthday Chris!

Hope it's a good one!
Have a drink for all the people who are too broke to fly to Japan to see you today!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Geraldo Still A Douche Bag

I hate Geraldo and I really hate his fucking mustache. So this article I found over at Boing Boing doesn't come as any great surprise.

National embarrassment Geraldo Rivera called leftie newsman Kieth Olbermann a pussy and a slimeball and threatened to beat him up, saying "I would make a pizza out of him."

Apparently Geraldo was visiting with 104.1 FM's Monsters just before Christmas, when they asked him about the time he made international headline for disclosing too much information about troops in Iraq. Geraldo claimed the incident was blown out of proportion, largely by NBC -- and specifically Olbermann. Geraldo then began mumbling semi-audible names, seemingly meant to describe Olbermann: "midget ... punk ... slimeball."

But then, with the Monsters helpful prodding, Geraldo went a step further, leaving no doubt about what he was saying. He called Olbermann a coward -- specifically a "[female part of the anatomy] who wouldn't walk across the street against the red light."

He then said he was ready to fight him, saying: "I would make a pizza out of him."

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Why I Hate "Office Work"

In every place of business there seems to be at least one person who's only real job is to make work for other people and to make their lives miserable (I can think of at least one where I work). The really horrible thing is that sometimes these people are put in charge. Those are the times when a career change would be a good idea, though thoughts usually start to wander to the joys of suicide if no other offers come along quickly.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Here's A Fun Game!

What is it?

a) Bowl full of mealworms ----> Seriously, that's your answer?
b) Fiber One cereal ----> Way to go, genius.

a) Bowl full of maggots ----> What the hell is wrong with you?
b) Puffed rice cereal ----> You're brilliant, have a gold star.

Now here's the million dollar question... Why the fuck do they have to make cereal that looks like insect larvae? Why God, Why?

Another Day, Another Thing To Add To My List Of Shit I Didn't Get Done

I'm not one for making New Year's resolutions, especially lists. I find it normally turns into a list of shame. Shit I said I wanted to do and didn't, changes I was going to make but was to lazy to, shit I said I was going to stop doing but, hell, who am I kidding, just love to damned much to stop.
I usually do have a mental list of shit I really should accomplish by next year. It's nothing to binding, just shit I probably should do, if I have time. Stuff like finishing the kitchen. That's a big one this year. (though with the new counters I got for Christmas that one should get done fairly soon.)
There is, however, one list that has been growing over this last year, permanently attatched to my fridge. Someone had once given me a "to do" list type pad of paper, and this is what it turned in to...

Gwenhwyfar's "to do" list

- Create evil empire
- Take over world
- Hire Naiomi as evil advisor
- Kill enemies
- Kill advisors
- Write memoirs
- Bake christmas cookies
- Feed orphans...
- To lions
- Renew subscription to Evil Overlord Weekly and People
- Adopt a new, more positive attitude... toward DESTRUCTION!

Hopefully I can scratch a few of those things off by next year.