Wednesday, October 29, 2008

My latest distraction and cause of lack of sleep:

I don't know how she did it. But she has a broken bone in her paw, and has to wear a cast, and collar, for at least 4 weeks.

Thankfully, during this time, I'm not working a lot or anything.......

Today, I've had to move my litter box and a mattress to the ground floor, since she's not allowed to go up and down stairs.

it's pretty sad, and she's a tough booger. She managed to shake the original cast off last night. She's also cost me several hundred dollars in the last 24 hours. YOU OWE ME, BONITA!

Monday, October 27, 2008

A photo, and answers.....

1) A clear cloudless day-time sky is blue because molecules in the air scatter blue light from the sun more than they scatter red light. When we look towards the sun at sunset, we see red and orange colours because the blue light has been scattered out and away from the line of sight.The white light from the sun is a mixture of all colours of the rainbow. This was demonstrated by Isaac Newton, who used a prism to separate the different colours and so form a spectrum. The colours of light are distinguished by their different wavelengths. The visible part of the spectrum ranges from red light with a wavelength of about 720 nm, to violet with a wavelength of about 380 nm, with orange, yellow, green, blue and indigo between. The three different types of colour receptors in the retina of the human eye respond most strongly to red, green and blue wavelengths, giving us our colour vision.

2) Because it was not being publicized well enough, and with enough creativity. People need to think outside the box when they have fun ideas like this.

3) I think you should be a ballerina, Christina. I think you have the fluidity needed, and obviously, the dancing skills.

Basketball game #1 is in the books. Content with it. Good to get back in the flow. First exhibition game on Sunday. Should be a hoot, as my mother would say.

Friday, October 24, 2008

I'm Still Alive......

That is all. I'm willing to answer any and all questions, however.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Random thoughts for October 14th-

Lots of things to get to.
1) A shoutout to Grandma and Grandpa Cation, who apparently saw the video of Laura becoming a magician, and left a voicemail saying "dishes are supposed to stay on the table." Good point, Grandma....however, they were also not supposed to stay out all night!
(and neither were we)
2) A special shoutout of love and support to the ass who hit me in the nuts during our softball game last night, without a simple "my bad." I have three bruises on my body today from getting hit by you assholes last night. And 0 apologies. 0.
(for the record, my bruises are on my ankle, my left hand, which might have saved my ability to procreate some day, and right above my dillybar.)
3) I had a fun night at the Crackmonkey party on Saturday night, where we got to hand out all of our awards for the wonderful summer season, and as Jill Cappa so aptly put it, I was being a ham. Shocking.
4) I have found I have at least one friend who uses me in certain situations, but doesn't like to hang out on my time. Not sure how to handle that.
5) I think i'm going to start pulling a George Costanza, and start doing the opposite of what I normally would do. I'm interested to see the fallout.
6) My new vacuum cleaner is lovely. It actually works well.
7) On Saturday, there is a possibility that 15 or so 21 year old girls will be staying in my apartment, as my cousin and her club volleyball team will be in town from Madison. There is a whole hell of a lot of "what the eff are you doing there" possibilities. As in, Mike, this is not a good idea. But it's family.
8) Read an interesting article this morning, and I wish I could find and link it, about the possibility that Obama's poll numbers are overly inflated by white guilt. That when asked by another person, that many whites feel guilty saying they're not voting for the black guy, so they say they are. But when they're by themselves, they vote for the white guy. Interesting read.
9) Personally, I'm very excited that last Friday, I was able to run four miles. First time since May that I was able to go past 3.1 . Very exciting.
10) I would love to spend Saturday just cleaning and reorganizing this place, but don't have time. Any suggestions?

Did I miss anything here? Let me know.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

I have Sunday off.

I'm going to try and use it well.

I obviously get freaked out and dramatic way too easily, as I did last night, but whenever those things happen, I try my best to learn from them.

So, I've made a promise to myself this morning that I'm going to do the best I can to pull a George Costanza, and try to do the opposite of what I would normally do.

In all, I'm going to try and put myself in better positions so that I don't get annoyed so easily. Because as most of you know, I get annoyed quite easily.

I wrote a bunch of other stuff, but then realized it was directed towards people, and was a crappy way to direct the disdain I'm feeling today. Because ultimately, it doesn't matter. People are who they are (self included), and I'm certainly not going to change them. I just have to make better choices for myself. That simple.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Yeah, so I've been rather busy of late.

Soccer, Ed and Kelly's wedding, the grandparents anniversary weekend, Leigh in town.....I'm rather worn out.
I don't have a heck of a lot to say at this moment. So I'm going to upload photos.