Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic

Pre-hump day

The usual start, but at 9:30.

Watched some storm chasers, but they were hours from the expected tornadoes.

I remembered I had bought all those steamer bowls for lunches so I delayed my outdoor adventures and cooked one up. Broccoli beef. I am learning to tolerate eating small trees.

Drove to the library, which solved the problem of where to go which has people and good free wi-fi.

The down side is there's no eating or drinking. And most people stay in their seats, so limited eye candy.

But I was able to join my daily chat, and watch 4 storm chasers at the same time.

When my laptop battery was charged, it was time to pack up and go home.

On the way back, stopped off at Home Despot and with advice from a staffer bought an orbital sander, a very expensive battery and charger for it, and some sanding discs.

Home, remembered I already have B&D batteries, cheaper to order a B&D sander online. So I did.

Continued the Twitch sessions for a while, then went outside to get the mail, pull out some more gone to seed flowers, and spy on the neighbors.

As I was starting on the garden, an animal control vehicle parked across the street from my next door neighbors. The officer was a tall women, and eventually she got out of the vehicle and walked to the carport door of next door neighbor. Before she even knocked, the two dogs started barking their heads off.

I couldn't hear the conversation, but I suspect that one of the new neighbors complained about the barking, or maybe they complained to management that there were 2 dogs, and our leases limit us to one pet per house.

I went inside before the officer left, so I don't know if she took a dog or two away, or what. I don't trust Lee's English enough to understand if I ask what the officer wanted.

Nothing of value in the mail, but in the park slot was a flyer for Friday movie night - Romancing The Stone. Not sure if I want to see it - cheap knock-off of the Indiana Jones movies, and my rule of thumb is to avoid anything in which Danny De Vito has a role.

Tivo time - PTI and TMZ. Paused TMZ at 7 and streamed for an hour. Had several good conversations. Only had to kick off one person. Finished watching the last show and started Hostile Planet: The poles. Only got through about 1/3 before it got to be useless.

Dinner was half a mess. Fried chicken once again got overdone in the microwave and there was a tube of what I thought was a corn on the cob smothered in butter, but it turned out to be a paste of kernel corn in something vaguely butter-like. Unpalatable.

Mochi for dessert saved the evening.

Janice messaged, asking for 5:30 coffee Sunday, so I set it for Shoreline Starbucks and went online and bought a ticket for the matinée nearby at The Pear, which should get out, after the talk-back session, at about 5.

Got email from the CEO of a small startup inviting me to talk to him about being the first QA person for the company. I replied affirmatively.  Recruiter Babe phoned, she had a job she thought was a fit, but she missed the clues that they wanted a 1-man QA department which included automation programming.

Plans for tomorrow:
Home Depot - return the sander & battery/charger (I can still use the sandpaper)
More gardening
Maybe ask Lee about the animal control thing
Go somewhere with people. Mall?

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