Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic

How did an ear wax removal tool end up on my computer desk?

The same way the bones from my turkey leg dinner ended up on the livingroom floor. Spot is an amazing re-distributor of all things. Rubber bands are his specialty, but small whackable objects in general find their way around the house. He sometimes leaves them behind when he jumps up on things.

Typical morning, sort of. Last minute pit stop made me 15 minutes late. AG called just before 9, late for him too. He's feeling depressed because his work life sucks. His skills are the most in-demand in silicon valley, he could find another job in a heartbeat, but he was laid off from a job he had for 10 years, and still feels insecure about it even though he was working somewhere else in a month.

I don't have those kind of skills.

In other news, the letter from a loan broker saying I was pre-approved turned out to be a scam. They don't do mobile homes unless you own the land under them. And the only lender he could refer me to is my current one.

I was all set to go to Hole 2 to test a big TV, but the manager couldn't find the remote. Just before lunch he brought me a prototype board to test in the meantime, and I pointed him to a pile of remotes in my lab, he took two with him, one worked. So I'll go over there tomorrow.

Lunch was an attempted meat loaf sandwich, but they don't have plates in the break room, just cereal bowls, so it ended up being kind of a mess in a bowl. Tasted great, though. Mini fudge oreo thins for dessert.

The board mostly worked, he only wanted proof of concept testing, so I was able to to it in half a day.

I wore my SF Giants faux leather jacket, after work I drove to a cleaners/alterations place not far from home and arranged to have my Sharks jacket zipper replaced & the jacket cleaned. It will be ready in 10 days. Sat. PM. The sharks moved to the next playoff round, so maybe they will still be playing by then. Or not - they play Las Vegas next, who also swept their first round opponents. I can't find a schedule, though.

Home, delivered was The Wiz OBC CD. Happy to hear at least 3 ballads, not happy to hear most of the chorus parts are gospel inspired. Not religious, but that same mindless "sing loud" sound. I will need to change my audition piece because Old Man River would be highly inappropriate. 

Also delivered, in a box Fedex managed to drop enough to burst all the reinforced tape, was the two office lamps. Putting the first one together, I had the same problem as the existing one, the center threads would not line up. Got some silicon lube spray and was able with a lot of effort to line it up and get it in straight. Then I took the bent one, and did the same. The plan was to have two working ones, which are now throwing the equivalent LED power of 600 watts of incandescent around the office. I am very happy.  

Dinner was the 2nd to last turkey leg with bell peppers. Vanilla ice cream for dessert.

Changed out the litterbox cartridge. Spot loads it up much faster than Spook.

Watched PTI and the 6 o'clock news. Glad to see the pilot of the exploding engine plane get a lot of kudos. She did a miraculous job. Her cabin crew, not so much.

Plans for tomorrow:
Hole 2, test that big TV finally
Lowe's - return extra lamp

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