Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Today many of the "associates" at CVH dressed UP. Johnny Depp made an appearance by our IT guy, cutlass and all. Should have seen him with the soul patch, going "Aye" and "Arggh".
For lunch we had Pumpkin stew. Beef stew served in a hollowed out pumpkin, biscuits on the side. Various salads; hair ball salad, gobs of quacamole on shredded carrots. Red and blue jello with gummy worms ... and most disgusting of all...
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
All right then, I remembered to save these images with non location identifiers. Use your fiendishly clever intellect to tell me where this place is located. Do it soon, my short term memory really sucks. Just the country please, I have already forgotten the name of the city..jeez.
Monday, October 29, 2007
I actually googled the equation that describes parallel universes but I couldn't post it because it is TWENTY SEVEN pages of mathematical computation. And the cosmologists are still arguing about whether there are 9 or 11 dimensions AND the good folks are proposing the M theory. M stands for membrane. Membranes size is infinitely long and infinitely small. They think the big bang happened when two membranes collided. And they have math to prove that! And I forgot that all of this was in an effort to make Einstein's unified field theory work. There was an interesting little side bar at this web site. There was a lively discussion regarding how proud we are to be innumerate. Um,that means we are happy to be numerically ignorant. I think that thinking of complicated numbers can make you sleepy, so no wonder it takes 27 pages to describe parallel universes, they keep falling asleep.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Ah me, it's early Wednesday morning, 2:36 a.m. actually. I am wide awake!!! Reading books did not put me under, worrying about work, relationships, life in general is not keeping me up. Maybe I went to bed too early because there is nothing on TV. Yes, I am not a sports fan, well perhaps the occasional Sumo tournament. There are sleeping remedies out there, I can't stand warm milk unless it is liberally laced with cocoa. I have no medicines other than a scummy bottle of a powerful cold medicine...I have to screw my courage to the sticking point to even drink the stuff when I have suffered long enough. It is overcast here on the southern Oregon coast, can't see the stars. We are having warm October weather, Indian Summer without the frost first and it is humid and no breeze. Perhaps the fan on low, a gentle breeze gnzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
I have dreams. Sometimes I remember them. I awoke this morning having dreamt that I was shopping. Someone was busy stocking the shelves or freezer section with popsicles that were half a frozen banana in strawberry juice. I found a box of those and put in my basket. Then I spotted some packaged Thai Chicken Skewers with rice etc and took a couple packages of those.
So I went to my dream interpretation site and here is what is says about food etc.
To see food in your dream, represents physical and emotional nourishment and energies. The different types of food can symbolize a wide range of things. Generally, fruit is symbolic of sensuality. Frozen foods may imply your cold emotions and frigid ways. Todream that you are shopping for food and groceries, signifies your hidden attempt to buy the attention of others.
Monday, October 22, 2007
Will everyone I know please go visit White Noise and look for his latest GEO thing? It's about five blogs down by now and I am the only wrong guess so far. And in that vein, take a guess where this airport is locate?
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
A little birdie tells me that the bowling alley in Emmett will be closing soon: 1) it is losing money 2) it is being sold for a strip mall. The name of the place is the Cherry Bowl. I foolishly Goggled this name seeking a picture....Hah! You would be astounded at the number and variety of porn sites with the name "Cherry" incorporated into the site name. Stupid me.
The Cherry Bowl has been around for several decades, it has been the winter scene of many tournaments and leagues and just lots of plain good old fashioned fun. The restaurant there has been a breakfast place for years, pretty darn good biscuits and gravy. I actually joined a bowling team with my Mother, sister-in-law and one other poor soul one winter. It was a painful experience as we would invariably be teamed against the killer team who sneered at scores of anything less than 275 per game. I had even gone so far as to own a bowling ball and shoes. I was mostly happy if my ball stayed out of the gutter. There is something to be said for such gathering places and in this case,the less said the better. Maybe the new strip mall will have a tatoo parlor,a dog grooming palace and a dollar store. What riches!!
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
OOOOOOOOH. Look a lap desk and a lap desk holder!!! Dear Santa. I have been a very good girl this year. I only wish to have something write upon and something to store it in. Thank you for a pencil and pencil sharpener last year. Love, your friend, Royce. PS: Please hurry, before run out of lap.
Saturday, October 13, 2007
I found "wait wait..don't tell me!" at WKSU and isn on about 10 a.m. here in deepest darkest southern Oregon coast...um...on the internet. For those of you who have more or less given up on newspapers and commercial radio, this show is a very witty recap of World/National news. They have guest panelists, call in participants, and EVERYone has a great deal of fun. Now, this program is not news to long time NPR listeners but to the great unwashed masses out there, please give this a shot with your morning coffee. The great thing is that you can go to the site (Just Google for crying in a bucket) and you can re-run shows any time, any day for ever if you wish. Let me know what you thing about "Wait, wait..."
Friday, October 12, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
S.M. Stirling has written a sequel to the trilogy which began with "Dies the Fire", "The Protectors War" and "A Meeting In Corvallis". It is 12 years after Corvallis and Rudy and company are going cross country to see what's up with Nantucket. Or so I have read. I haven't purchased the book yet and I may. I was sort of hoping the author would flip flop the Universal Laws back to normal so the poor bewildered survivors could start all over again....sigh....
Friday, October 5, 2007
I love reading books, one of my first books was "The Bobbsey Twins". Bert,Nan, Sally and Fred. Two sets of twins. Bert and Nan were the oldest. They had all sorts of rather gentle adventures. I remember one where they took a trip to Mexico and Bert was challenged to taste and name the ingredients of what MUST have been mole'.
I read so much as a child that in middle school I was actually banned from the school library until my grades improved. What a shocker that was. No more Glenn Balch, no Nancy Drew, no Hardy Boys.
Later on I got a City library card and the future was brilliant. The old library had a basement and I loved the place.
So, do you have a favorite book you have read so much that if interrupted ,with no page marker, you can pick up and resume at the same spot?
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Imagine immediate superior dashing into your office in a similar outfit and exclaiming, "Guys, I have to tell you something. I sat through the whole department head meeting with my dress inside out!" What!? She didn't notice it until another member of the meeting asked her if she meant to wear her dress to work inside out. Immediately we started sharing similar ward robe malfunctions. Mine was that I spent the day at work with my pants on inside out, I didn't notice until I glanced down and noticed that the permanent crease was on the inside of the pant leg rather than outside. Okay then 'fess up folks. What have you blithely worn inside out until you or some other kind fashion police like soul pointed it out to you? Recycling unwashed laundry from college does not count.
Had soup for lunch. Broccoli soup, a thick sturdy glue like texture, with the added delight of canned mushrooms. I fished out the mushrooms, added a bit of 2% milk to thin, a pinch more salt and pepper and re-heated in nuk-o-matic. Not bad, with a side of egg salad sandwich eaten in lettuce leaves. Surprisingly tasty. Dessert was a small dish of Rocky Road ice cream. All for the astounding cost of 80 cents. That has been company policy for over ten years, it is an inducement to keep the employees on campus during lunch hour. What an agonizing trade off, do I lose my parking space to run away for lunch or take the lunch room risk? Decisions, decisions. What did you have for lunch today?
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Let's discuss fast food.
Been eating it for years. Have relied upon Scottish fast food for shakes and fries and clean toilets whilst traveling since the 1960's. However I recently had a chance to taste test Karls Sr Teriyaki Burger in Unnamed City, Oregon. Karls is new just opened across the street from the Scottish place and a gas station near I-5. Strolled in, perused menu, eager counter people queried my wishes and I opted for the above mentioned meal which came with fries and drink.
The nice wait person trotted out with the meal and wished me happy happy. The fries were nice and hot, the drink was adequate. The burger consisted of the famous flame broiled patty of protein like matter, fresh very cold buns, tomato, lettuce, onion, slice of pineapple and smear of Teriyaki sauce. The patty was cool and tasteless. A wait person hustled by and asked my opinion, I replied,"Um, isn't there a certain temperature that food has to be before it is served to the customer?". Wait Person seemed worried that I had made comment and allowed that she did't know how hot it had to be but that it was cooked on a long broiler device. I went on to add that the burger was to cool to eat. She looked worried but clearly did not know how to deal with a customer who was clearly not purchasing further items in future.
So my question is this, how many foodies out there in the blogosphere have eaten at Karls Sr and was their experience any better than this? I am beginning to be of the opinion that the commercials are much more delicious than the actual food. Lemme know, 'kay?