01 July, 2008

Just a spoon full of sugar

The place looks naked without the drapes. Did Scarlett O’Hara give any consideration to the modesty of the walls before she made that dress?
Last night I got everything else off my walls (but my speakers) and all the nail holes patched. This morning I am cleaning the blinds and windows. I’ll put the screen back into the window that I use as a cat door. Then I’ll clean the stove racks. The stove is already clean.
I think I’ll just by new drip pans rather than waste too much time scrubbing these. 5 bucks; my time is worth it.
I had to put in a new sconce in the bathroom since I couldn’t find a cover to fit the one that stray cat broke. I like the new one; I think I’ll change all the fixtures when I get to the new place. It is amazing what a difference it makes.
I’ll do a couple loads of laundry as soon as the time gets late enough. I don’t want to start a load at 0630 in the morning. Just because I am up and running doesn’t mean I have to wake my neighbors.
My cat is driving me nuts; she goes insane when I am packing; very aggressive. I can understand that she wants to explore everything but holy shit she gets pissed when I won’t let her stay in the box. I tried just making her a box just for her, but of course she wants to be in the one I am currently packing. I am glad she is declawed or else I would have gotten scratched already. She can be a little bitch. I put her outside to run her wild out, but that is not going to be a solution down south. I have to put her on a leash to take her outside. Yeah, like that will happen.
I go to KC this morning after I pick up a rental car. I get to see my nieces. They seem excited. It makes me feel good. I will try to talk my brother in to letting me take them to see Ironman or Hulk.
I finally got some mail back from my daughter. (yay!) I haven’t heard from her since spring break. She cut off her hair. Not like Britney, but just now instead of hair down to her waist she has shoulder length hair. I don’t fault her, really. Long hair is a burden which is why all long haired women should be pampered by their men. You can tell them I said so.
  • 10,000 BC: Not worth it; the effects weren’t that good, the story was lame, and it borrowed way too heavily from other modern movies (300, specifically). Better to see Clan of the Cave Bear
  • Ninja Gaiden Σ:
  • Fucking awesome. The game play is as good or better than Devil May Cry 4, the graphics are incredible, the story line is good, and it is a huge game. I’ve invested six hours already and I am only 1/3 of the way through it. Makes me want to play Prince of Persia: Two Thrones again. Damn chariot race.
  • Flash Point: is a very good action movie with some great fight choreography; I especially like the grappling action and am glad to see a little UFC inspired fight sequences. The story is nothing new but, hey, it’s an action flick.
  • Amarok is probably the greatest media player I have ever used. I really love the dynamic playlists and the way it downloads the lyrics for me automatically. For windows users, you can get a plug-in for the media player that does much the same thing, but I have never tried it.
  • I ♥ Linux, but I can’t get anything to work with Wine; so if anyone is a guru, hook me up and tell me what I need to do. I admit, I haven’t researched that much. I will be able to figure it out when it becomes necessary, but right now I just boot into XP if I want to use an XP program.

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