Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic

Today is *so* fired

And I'm not particularly looking forward to tomorrow, either.

I devoted the day to the Superbowl. I am not a huge football fan, but I enjoy watching the patterns, and I can get pulled in by the momentum of the game. This one promised to be a high scoring game, and either team winning it was fine with me.

So in not quite tailgate fashion, I baked up some hand made pigs in blankets for lunch (and have enough for a few more lunches), also baked up a box of pretzel dogs which have been in the freezer for weeks, but they tasted gross so I'm not sure what I'll do with them.

When the game started I noshed on chips & dip.

I watched on the NVidia box, via SlingTV. That gave me a 4k picture with surround sound. Fox had the crowd noise cranked way up and the commentators way down, which is how I like it.

Atlanta got a big early lead, and I was hoping they would win. Their defense was fast and effective and their running game was making fools of New England. But then the 4th quarter came along and they just stopped playing well, and the Patriots did their usual come from behind, and won it in overtime. I hate when a team has a game won and then gives it away, so even though I was okay with either team winning going in, I was not okay with the Patriots winning with just 1/4 effort. I do like that Brady stuck it to Gooddell, though.

Somewhere in there I baked up some wings, which was dinner, ice cream sandwich for dessert.

Spook spent most of the day curled up in the office cat bed.

During the pre-halftime babble I took out the garbage, and also hopped in the car and tested the voice commands for the USB stick. It got some of them right and some wrong, blame iTunes' messed up file naming system. I copied the files from the PC's iTunes library.

Earlier in the day I pulled that one weed I'd missed yesterday, and dumped all the weeds into the compost bin. A whole family of 6 Asians were in and around the house next door, I suspect they have made an offer on it. Odd, because it's not officially for sale yet. I should call the realtor and ask. They left in a single 4-door coupe.

In other news, a few days ago the management red striped every road in the park with "fire lane" markings. Something about a new city council law, which I'm pretty sure they misread, on purpose, because one of their petty bureaucracy things was to routinely put out notices to not park in front of our homes. I expect landscapers to continue to do that regardless. The street is wide enough for firetrucks to pass each other.

Anyhow, today is shot.

I did get paid for 2 weeks ago, though the time sheet still shows as pending.

Plans for tomorrow:
Work. Hopefully with product manager back on the job I'll get the next unit upgraded so I can test it.

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