Friday, December 18, 2009

I have a $300 paperweight!

My iPod died. Seriously. Nothing happens when I try the click wheel or plug it in. I went to the Apple support pages and found a few posts in the forums about iTunes 9 killing Classic iPods. Mine seems to be one of the latest victims.

Needless to say, I'm rather pissed off about it.

Having no iPod means not being able to watch any of my videos, which include all four seasons of Doctor Who and this year's specials up through Planet of the Dead, all of Torchwood, several Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck cartoons, and a dozen or so music videos. I know, you're sitting there going, "Why don't you just watch them on your computer?" Well, my laptop is so old and stupid, it can't handle a small music video. The processor just can't keep up at all.

So, now I'm stuck with no iPod and no Doctor Who.

I'm not a happy person right now.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Chavs & ASBOs

Learnt the meaning behind those two terms recently. Now I want to apply them to people I meet every day. Either I'm getting bitter in my old age, or I am way too judgemental.

Maybe I'm just mental. XD

I still need to reorganize my brain cell and take a good hard look at my life. I just need to have something accomplished before things get truly better. I feel better today about things, but still am not 100% happy with myself right now. Something's gotta change or something's gonna give.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Time to rethink things.

My life is in need of a good reorganization. I will be thinking on it the next few days/weeks. Hopefully things will be figured out by the end of May.

I will still be posting in the various places I post, but will be holding back on details for a while.

That is all.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Question I am most sick of hearing....

"Do you have an ATM here?"

I really wish I could answer it the way I want, which is, "Hell, no. What do you think we are, the Marriott? We're a fscking R****** I**! Get real!"

But I have to tell them where ATMs are located nearby.... *sigh*

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Oh dear... make it stop!

As I have mentioned before, I work in a motel. Unfortunately the layout of the front desk area has the men's restroom right behind the front desk. I really hate that it's there.

You really don't want to know what the sounds are coming out of it right now. Trust me on this one.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Dental hygiene can be messy

I will admit that I don't floss like a person should. I hate flossing. The floss gets caught between my teeth and so on. Blah blah blah. Well... I went to Target to price WaterPiks. They were all higher than I wanted to pay. Then I looked up a little bit and saw the InterPlak rechargeable one. It was only $20, so I figured "what the hell" and bought it.

First try with it this morning.

I had to wipe off the mirror four times.

It's going to take some time to get the hang of pointing it properly.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

The One Way World is slightly achy tonight.

In my quest to whip my sorry *** into shape, I decided to try Pilates. It is not as easy as it looks...which may be a good thing, considering my current shape is somewhat of a blob...

Anyhoo... I think things would have gone better had I not had to work around a cat that wanted to be close and had I worn socks to keep my toes warm and not cramping. I must wait until the weather is warmer to do this barefoot.

Well... I'm a little tired now and probably should go to bed.

...and it's only a little past 1:00 am.


Friday, March 13, 2009 drive them staples deep....

Random lyrics from Green Day running through my head again! Yeah!

Well, the One Way World has been pretty freaky lately. Work sucks more than usual as of late. Hopefully one of two things will happen sooner or later: 1. I win the lottery and can tell them all where to put it, or 2. Hell will freeze over and people will actually stop thinking only of themselves and realize that other people have valid opinions on things, too. I won't hold my breath for either of them to happen.

On the way home from work tonight, my mind turned to the subject of Comfort Foods. Years ago when I worked at the mall, if I had a bad night, I would stop at a convenience store in the little town south of the little town where I live and pick up a Big Grab size bag of puffy Cheetos and a bottle of Welch's Grape Soda. Then I would go up to the office, turn on the computer, open up the Cheetos and Grape Soda, and fire up Tomb Raider... and start throwing Lara Croft off of high things just to hear her squeak when she hit the floor.

I still have the urge to do that. But I don't have Tomb Raider on this particular computer and the convenience store is closed by the time I drive through that town.


Friday, February 20, 2009


I'm honestly amazed I don't have an ulcer.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Observations on driving at 6:00 am

I usually work the "B" shift from 3 to 11 pm. As the regular morning person is out on maternity leave at present, I've been having to work from 7 am to 3 pm a couple times a week. I've made some observations on my morning commute.

1. 5:00 am is way too frickin' early to get out of bed on a cold morning, and 6:00 am is not a fun time to drive in the winter.

2. If one is not driving a large pickup or SUV, one is definitely in the minority on the road.

3. Large pickup and SUVs have obnoxiously bright headlights. And the things are wide enough that at least one of my side mirrors has one of their headlights shining into it as they're tailgating me.

4. If one is doing the posted speed limit, one is driving too slow.

5. Streetlights sort of hurt the eyes after you've been driving in the dark for most of 25 miles. Even the orange ones hurt. Traffic lights when green? OW!

6. Morning DJs are irritatingly chipper for that time of day.

So... there you have it. Some things I've noticed during my morning commute the past few weeks. There's surely lots more, but at this point in time I don't recall.


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Cough! Hack! Blarg!

The Weather Channel is having "Why I Love Winter Week" right now.

I'm actually quite sick of Winter at this point. I'm tired of the cold temperatures, the snow, the ice we tend to get before the snow, the crap that melts on the streets and ends up on my windshield thanks to passing vehicles....

I wanna go curl up in a corner somewhere....

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Mildly cranky rant

OMFG!!! You actually have to do some work!!! Gee, isn't that what you get paid for? What a revelation!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

What have they been smoking?

PETA has asked the high school in Spearfish, South Dakota, to change its name to "Sea Kitten High School."

Click here for PETA's news release. And here for a little news blurb from Yahoo with a quote from the high school principal.

Now imagine if you will, that the high school does change the name. Can you imagine how tough the sports teams would become? The Sea Kitten Spartans!!! (Yes, that is the mascot. I went to the school website.) They would become the most laughed at school in the entire state of South Dakota!

Let's take it a step further. Imagine if the town changed its name to "Sea Kitten". It would become the toughest town in South Dakota! Sturgis, with all the bikers every August, would be tame in comparison. Someone drives up to "Sea Kitten" to laugh at them because of the name. And they promptly get beaten to a pulp by the town welcoming committee. "Don't laugh!" they'd say. "Or we'll rip your throats out!"

All kidding aside... PETA may have its good points and has a general underlying philosophy that makes sense. Personally, I like a nice steak now and then, and don't believe that they're 100% right all of the time. Pets do need to be treated humanely. I'm happier not knowing exactly what goes on in slaughterhouses and meat packing places. (Please don't send me links or anything. I'll just ignore them and report you for abuse, okay?) But things like this, which are just plain ridiculous and make me laugh so milk comes out my nose, are too much to ignore.

When it gets right down to it, for years people have been saying that plants have feelings, too.(Click here. Yeah, it's Wikipedia.) So... shouldn't there be a PETP also?

Or let's just all join these guys: Click here.


Okay... I was just nosing around PETA's website. There's a link to a page that mentions boycotting Iams pet foods because of the cruelty to animals reported within the company. There's a link there encouraging people to not buy from companies that test on animals. Um, excuse me, if a pet food company shouldn't test their products on animals, what should they test them on? People? I suggest that the PETA people that come up with these ideas either think about the issue or volunteer to test the products themselves!

I think I need to get away from the PETA website now before I start laughing so hard that people think I have lost my marbles completely.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Gaaaaaack!!!! Snow!

Yep. Winter is rearing its ugly head once again. We got snow.

I don't mind snow as long as it's only snow and not ice covered by snow.

Guess what we got today?

Yep. Ice first and then snow.


Thursday, January 1, 2009

OMG! It's 2009!

Where has the time gone?

Well, the One Way World is still surviving. I'm still being blown away by the shear stupidity of some people out there. Sometimes I wonder if they're smart enough to breathe on their own.

I made it through New Year's Eve completely unscathed. I spent it at home goofing with my brother and watching movies. The only mind-altering substance involved was caffeine. Woohoo!

So... here's to 2009. May it be better than 2008. There's only one way to go... and that's totally up to you to decide. ;P