Wednesday, December 30, 2009

just try to come and get me MoA FL


you couldn't stop me, weird accent guy.


It was an interesting exhibit, I learned a lot about Rockwell. Although RTO mentioned tonight that the audio thing made it a very solitary experience.

see, you carried this little thing around and most of the paintings had a number under the, um, title and commentary that you punched into this thing to play little audio clips about the paintings. A lot of it was narrated by Peter Rockwell and some art historian. The kid oriented track (most paintings also had two numbers) was "Norman Rockwell" telling about himself and his paintings. Anyway, the thing works in such a way that you have to hold it up to your ear to hear it, so the gallery was very quite because the sound did not project much out of the devices.

I guess museums are usually quite, but this was kinda different. At one point a couple girls came running through and were noisy and everybody turned to glare at them.


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Don't challenge me on weird...

RTO: oh, man, I just dreamed that I had to reconfigure DNS servers for everyone.



MK: I guess it beats being in a plane crash because Roxie was the pilot.


MK: Well, we didn't really crash, we had to land early because she never pays attention to the fuel gauge. and I was thinking "They really shouldn't let her fly anymore until she goes back to school" but she's so cute, they let her keep flying. Anyway, we finished the rest of the trip on a boat.


Thursday, December 24, 2009

where r Santa?

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

sad camera....

So, we got to open Christmas presents early because RTO couldn't wait for me to try out the camera he got for me, and thought I should use it over the weekend. But first... I took some pics of the old camera...

as you can see, the battery door didn't latch completely anymore and I'd lost the lens cap (Roxie eated it) and some other bits when Roxie ate the camera...

It was a little bit cheaper to get it repaired at the time, so most of the innards were replaced because she chewed off the top dial and, iirc the zoom button (W/T thing here) and that was the only way to fix them.

Then a few months ago, I noticed the iris had a big hole in one of the flaps and a few others were cracked, so I hadn't taken as many pictures lately because it just annoyed me.

Anyhoo, now I have a new camera that I'm trying to figure out. It lets me play a bit more with a few things, but is not quite so intimidating as a full blown SLR. and i'm lovin' the increased zoom.

There will probably be many more ducks...


I was going to post kitty pictures Friday, but then I didn't...

This is their new favorite spot during the day.


"That stinky dog is behind me, isn't she?"


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Thursday, December 17, 2009

I amuse myself....

RTO didn't think it was funny when I told him I look like a dog walking ninja...

my new dog walking shoes...

They're good at keeping my feet dry so long as I don't get into anything that goes over the top of them (so, we're still using the "Rain Route"). They're New Balance... these ones....


Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Received from a list friend this morning

Check this out: Somebody sent me a Christmas card which they signed,
"The Whites". Won't they be surpised when I send a card back signed,
"The Blacks".

As soon as I find a card with the black power salute (raised fist) I'll
be eating their lunch.


Monday, December 14, 2009

Something RTO would have missed if I didn't read the paper....

He got a good chuckle out of Dear Abby the other day:

DEAR ABBY: Please settle a disagreement I'm having with my boyfriend. In the song "Jingle Bells," he insists the horse's name is "Bob Tail." However, I'm pretty sure it's a description of the horse, as their tails used to be "bobbed," or cut short.

and then we both had fun trying to remember where bobtail was even mentioned in the song. I couldn't remember the first verse and was thinking it was mentioned in a later one, something like "just get a bobtail nag ten forty for his speed" But then RTO told me that didn't make sense because a nag would be female. okay. looks like this site agrees with him.


Christmas lights

Finally got them all up this weekend. RTO does most of it himself. I helped a bit Saturday holding the ladder and climbing up to the point on the right side.


Tuesday, December 08, 2009

cute... or somebody had extra time on their hands....

Grinch likely depressed, suffers from lack of love, joy, UNC expert says

Being irritable, grumpy and seeking social isolation are also hallmarks of depression, and could explain the Grinch’s disdain for the Who – the tall and the small – his mistreatment of his dog Max and, ultimately, why he tried to stop Christmas from coming.


Monday, December 07, 2009

This week could get interesting....

I made contact with Accountemps today. I'd been trying to avoid that until January, but the job they posted was just too perfect. A/P, 80 hours a month, don't care about hours so long as everything gets done on time...

But that will also probably mean going in for testing and an interview, which is fine cause I wasn't happy with their "Profile" choices as far as F/T vs. P/T vs. Temp went. Okay, it was only F/T or Temp. and they probably won't like that I didn't fill out most of the "not required" things.

Still, it was easier than the IRS application I filled out last week. The government has some really weird ideas about hiring. They make you answer five bajillion questions about what experience you have and it's all multiple choice. (My favorite part? calculating "experience" they want it in months and if you work P/T you have to reduce it down to F/T hours ie: 1 year p/t at 20 hours a week would be 6 months.) argh.

Oh well, I had been gearing up for a week o' boredom. guess I shouldn't do that.


Thursday, December 03, 2009

pictures from the cut-out adventure...

RTO handled all the straight lines and I did the fiddly bits. I also like how I got Roxie (ready for a cat since she has something in her mouth) and Maggie coming up behind her.



I think RTO's going to tweak the light(s) a bit. Maybe put some white lights on the inside.


Tuesday, December 01, 2009

pumkin cupcakes...



There were a couple casualties....

was doing the "dip them into frosting thing" and I mangled a few before RTO took over. and one was decapitated when I pulled the pan out of the oven. But they were very tasty.