Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic


Went to sleep with Spook taking up most of the foot of the bed. Woke up a couple of times, she was still there, but she had gone elsewhere by the time I woke for real.

Too early. Forgot to turn the weekday alarm off. Still have not found the ideal alarm clock radio, let alone one which includes a CD. Thought I had one with the Sony Dream Machine, but it has a dial-type tuner so it can't wake to station other than the one you went to sleep with. And no presets. Am currently using a $10 unit with horrible audio, but easy to use presets and alarms.

Early start, unloaded the dryer, went to Lowe's looking for fuchsias and other hanging plants, but all I bought was a HUGE petunia basket. Had to snip the mother's day sticker off. Also bought some river rocks and a large under-pot pan.

Summerwinds, went to the old location which is a straight shot up Wolfe from home, but they moved to a place close to work. :-(

Spent $100 on stuff. a huge fuchsia basket, a full sun colorful flowers basket, three delphiniams which I shoved it a hanging pot and an orange begonia basket.

Home, hung all those around the porch. Hung out, watching the hummingbirds at the feeder, and eventually the biggest one discovered the fuchsia.

Spook is confused by all the birds. Until this week it was just three hummers. Now we have mourning doves, northern mockingbirds and crows. Plus some songbirds I have not identified, chickadees, and some kind of jay-like bird. Watched two mockingbirds chase a crow all the way down the block - they must have a nest somewhere nearby.

Had lunch on the porch, then went to meet Janice for coffee and a chat. She is back on match.com, and confesses she is an addict.

Home, watched too much of the NFL draft on Tivo. For these final rounds, the format went all to hell, and I couldn't tell when someone was drafted vs. when they were showing video of one of Mel Kifer's suggested prospects. So I deleted it. I'll look online instead at who the teams picked.

Watched TMZ's post-Jenner episode. He annoys the heck out of me.

Watched the latest Shark Tank. They missed the boat by not investing in the paleo snack. All the woman needed was a business manager. Many companies I have worked for had business managers appointed by the investor(s). Two actually hired a CEO whose job was to sell the company to a bigger company. One was sold to Microsoft, the other did not get a buyer and went under.

Plans for tomorrow:
Make index tab inserts for the Iolanthe script and apply them
Goodwill - drop off some stuff and look for a futon or sofabed
City dump - ask about dumping the two automatic litterboxes nobody seems to want to take off my hands (none of the donation places will accept pet stuff)
Maybe get more mulch while I'm there
I wonder if one of my local FB friends would like a free TV. I have an HD 40" Polaroid flatscreen I no longer need.

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