Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic

Why do I continue to sit at the computer when I am dead tired?

Because OCD requires journaling.

So, on impulse this afternoon I bought enough binder sleeves to hold 300 business cards. Because I have a collection of them, bound in various sized bundles by rubber bands, which takes up a lot of space in the file folder. I just finished filling about 298 of those slots, and still have two more bundles of cards. I may or may not buy another couple of 100-card packages tomorrow.

What I was really in Office Max for was printable index tabs for the script. Which I did get. But that's a project which requires planning and typing and printing and as I said, I'm tired.

Work today was mostly housekeeping. Passing test cases which had been failed, and the bug filed was verified as fixed. And so one. Weekly report. Chatting with Automation Guy about giving a class in the time slot he has reserved for a team meeting, which has not been held in months because working is more productive than meeting.

Lunchtime it was Great Clips, got a haircut, went next door hoping to also get a manicure, but they were full up. Office Max is next to that. Also got some shipping tape, which has been on my "running low" list for a while now.

Furniture store after work, they have been going out of business for at least 6 months now with "up to 70% off" signs not just on the windows, but also on those arrow-shaped signs which obnoxious meth heads dance with on the corner. I was hoping for a deal on a sofabed, or a night stand. Big discount price signs on the items. First one I see if a night table which looks like i's worth maybe $50, but the sign says $345 marked down from $659. $500 recliner marked down to $1250 from $3,2xxsomething. I walked right back out.

And got stuck in traffic. Impossible to get into the left turn lane and head for 101, so I parked at Starbucks (took 5 minutes to go that half block) and was rewarded with a half-empty place, but some eye candy. College women's soccer team, was among those. One or two might even have been legal. And saw a very interesting old school meet modern transaction. A middle aged couple, she in a full black chadoor, he in traditional Middle Eastern robes and skull cap,  sit at a table furthest from the registers. Young woman in tight jeans and a T-shirt sits with them for a moment, goes to the registers, returns with a cup of coffee for the man. Then she goes out to her car and brings back a small gift wrapped box and gives it to the woman, and says happy mother's day. I'm guessing that strictly speaking, coffee is not supposed to be part of their diet, but it's okay if your modernistic daughter gives it to you.

After traffic let up, I headed to Costco for gas, and the line I was in just was not moving. 20 minutes later, when I got to the pumps I saw why. New pumps, and they are defective. The auto shut-off is on a hair trigger, and the nozzle had to be jiggled around. It took much longer to pump than it should have.

Home, Spook followed me by jumping from window to window as I took down the empty hummingbird feeder, refilled it, and put i t back up. And then I walked around the porch, taking a census of the hooks for hanging plants which the previous owner had left behind. They are painted the color of the house, I didn't even notice them till recently.

Dinner was a small frozen thing of Thai coconut chicken.

Plans for tomorrow:
Nursery: get some hanging plants for those hooks. I think two of them are shaded enough for fuchsias. Maybe 3. Two need something which can survive full afternoon sun.
Print labels and put tabs on the Iolanthe script
Stop in at Lowe's and ask about having the two frosted windows replaced.
Maybe meet Janice for coffee (or Sunday)

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