Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Tori Amos Tribute Contest
It's pretty bad outside, sheets of ice on everything. I scraped my car about an hour ago and its layered again. Its thundering and lightning while it sleets. Now its supposed to snow. Brrr
It's so icy, even my fake icicles have icicles:
I hope everyone is having a great (and warmer) day!
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Work has been going great. I have been focusing on updating our website, creating an e-newsletter and a print newsletter. I should have some business cards soon-it'll be weird, I haven't had a business card in years!
I have been trying to get a renter out for the last few days, I think he finally got the hint-when I went over earlier he was packing and looked nervous when I told him that if he wasn't out by tomorrow at 5 I would be over to change the locks while a sheriff supervised.
I kinda feel bad for him. He had a job for the longest time, was paying late-but paying. Then he got fired and found a graveyard job at an IHOP or Denny's. Not sure if he got fired from there, but he quit calling and paying. Hopefully he will be on his way and I can get it re-rented.
Curves is not what it's cracked up to be! My friend Ginger wrote this after I told her what happened at a local curves to a friend of Rick's.
I hope everyone is having a great week :)
Sunday, December 10, 2006
I had a good week, work was good. I didn't do much except clean the house this weekend and watched the latest Pirates of the Caribbean and fell asleep while watching The Davinci Code.
I found this on the internets earlier, kinda sorta interesting:
The plain or ornamental covering on the end of a shoelace.
The armhole in clothing.
Spat-out food, such as rinds or pits.
4. COLUMELLA NASI
The bottom part of the nose between the nostrils.
Small beadlike pieces of candy, usually silver-coloured, used for decorating cookies, cakes and sundaes.
A dangling curl of hair.
The metal band on a pencil that holds the eraser in place.
The small metal hoop that supports a lampshade.
A 64th note. (A 32nd is a demisemiquaver, and a 16th note is a semiquaver.)
10-13. JARNS, NITTLES, GRAWLIX and QUIMP
Various squiggles used to denote cussing in comic books.
The loop on a belt that keeps the end in place after it has passed through the buckle.
15. KICK or PUNT
The indentation at the bottom of some wine bottles. It gives added strength to the bottle but lessens its holding capacity.
The long tail on a graduate's academic hood.
The little finger or toe.
An ornamental stand in the shape of a ship.
The numbness caused by pressure on a nerve; when a limb is `asleep'.
The symbol `#' on a telephone handset. Bell Labs' engineer Don Macpherson created the word in the 1960s by combining octo-, as in eight, with the name of one of his favourite athletes, 1912 Olympic decathlon champion Jim Thorpe.
The space between the eyebrows on a line with the top of the eye sockets.
The end of a hammer head opposite the striking face.
The lights you see when you close your eyes hard. Technically the luminous impressions are due to the excitation of the retina caused by pressure on the eyeball.
The space between the thumb and extended forefinger.
Creases on the inside of the wrist.
The revolving star on the back of a cowboy's spurs.
The rounded part on the top of a matchbook.
The rustle of silk.
29. SNORKEL BOX
A mailbox with a protruding receiver to allow people to deposit mail without leaving their cars.
The projecting prong on a tool or instrument.
A holder for a handleless coffee cup.
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
I am considered part the richest 10 per cent of adults globally according to this article and by no means am I living the high life in the lap of luxury-it really puts it into perspective how poor some places are.
I watched this show called "The Chernobyl Heart" over the weekend. It's a documentary on HBO about the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe and its' effects on the area health wise, especially the children. It broke my heart to see the children and the effects that are still ravaging them. I had no idea.
The scariest 3 factoids were that (1) the release of radiation that day in 1986 was only 3% of what the reactor is capable of still spewing forth!! I could not believe that-3%???!!! and (2) 700,000 people still live within 150 miles of the radioactive zone and (3) In Belarus, only 15-20% of babies are born healthy.
The narrator stated that the next Chernobyl will probably be Chernobyl itself when the cement sarcophagus decays and completely collapses-a process already happening due to water and the elements.
I still can't get the images out of my head.