Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic

Mostly shopping

And staying in bed.
Woke up at 5 am again, this time I really did have an insulin OD, Hgl was down to 69. Ate a Klondike bar, then three scoops of mint chocolate chip ice cream.

Back to bed, it was easier to get to sleep. Woke to the alarm, which was set to play a Thai pop divas CD. This one is a very good compilation. The bad news is most of the tunes and singers are ones I already know,  the good news is I like the selections from them, and I have discovered one new (to me) voice which I will be ordering more music from.

Picked up the Nexus, which was fully charged, meaning to do some reading and web browsing, but it would not respond to touch. So I picked up the Samsung, which was a little slow to respond but most of that is it wants a solid press, where the Nexus wants a light touch. Early during that exercise Spook jumped up on the bed just as I was getting up and I knocked her off. She got the wrong message from that and wouldn't come back up.

11:30 or so I finally did my morning routine, at noon-ish my Hgl was up at 168, which is a tad high but not too far from the 150 ceiling I'm shooting for.

Not raining, took the CDs to the mailbox, and the Pet Food Express coupon to the car and drove to the one in MV which their web page said was the closest to me. It sort of is and sort of isn't. The Palo Alto one is more of a straight shot but the one they suggested had a CVS and Safeway right next to it, so that one won.

Halfway down the block I did a U-turn and went back home to use the facilities, remembering the near miss from yesterday.  PFE is a yuppie store, they only stock Healthy food. There's a fridge with paleo and raw food. I did not look, but would not be surprised to find fresh killed mouse. I bought a brand of dry food called "Wellness" which had ingredients I would eat, but probably not from a bowl on the floor. Their selection of litter is very small, they only had two flavors of World's Best, which were the same price so I got the multi-cat variety because it's supposed to repress odors more.  They had a lot more and better accessories then the chain stores, and also a smaller but more intelligent selection of toys. I got a 4-pack of golf ball sized soft balls which Spook can bat around or carry in her mouth. And a soft fuzzy animal toy which has a tail long, wide and sturdy enough for her to toss around. After I paid for the stuff, it was time to hit the john again, and the cashier let me use theirs, back in the employee space.

Next stop was a short walk to Safeway, which had everything on my list, so I didn't need to go to CVS. The highlight of that visit was limes. Big, ripe limes almost the size of handballs. I haven't seen any that good in a year or more. And the lowlight was having to push aside half a dozen "cheesy chicken" pot pies which had been shoved in front of the beef pot pies. Marie Callender makes their bird pies with white meat, which I am not find of, their beef are the only adequately edible ones. The pot pies have not been truly edible ever since they went el cheapo and did away with the metallic browning grid embedded in the carton cover.

Heading home, time for another U-turn because I figured since I was already most of the way there and it was still working hours, I may as well go to Milk Pail, and get some exotic cheeses. They had the sheep milk soft ones I like, and a couple of types of goat brie. And for once they were not out of sourdough baguettes.

Home, put everything away after one more trip to the loo. Since the immodium is not doing its job, I popped some anti-lactose pills. Should have done that when I scarfed that ice cream.

Spent some time vegging in front of the TGV. Also cleaned Spook's water fountain - there were several little dead bugs on the bottom. No idea what that's about.

Did some Facebooking, checked LJ but there was nothing new since this morning. Blocked someone on Flickr who had "favorited" several of my Reims photos, because she doesn't have any photos of her own to share, and she's using a very stupid pseudonym.

No deliveries today. Nothing useful in the mail except the receipt for the mortgage, which is sent in the form of a bill. Go figure.

Discover Card keeps sending me pre-approved forms for my new-student loan.

And today's loser recruiter email was for a contract job proofreading technical marketing copy in North Carolina.

Logged into work email after work hours and half the team took the afternoon off. At least two of them were leaving before the party. One of them had told me yesterday he was going to do that, for about the same reasons I was. Tomorrow I'll find out what was served because there will be leftovers set out at lunchtime. Or a lot of empty pizza boxes in the trash cans.

Plans for tomorrow:
Possible 1-on-1, but maybe not because there are two other meetings scheduled
Thursday Night Football, the two worst teams in the league play each other, it should be quite a battle.
Toshiba parts delivery expected, I may spend halftime copying my data from the current drive to the new one. The new drive is supposed to come with ghosting software.

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