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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Happiness Is

What made me happy today ... knowing there are people who really do care. Friends are precious.
Posted by LissaKay on 08/03/05 at 02:02 AM in ~ Personal
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Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Appliance Hell

Appliances seem to have it in for me lately. It must be some conspiracy they have going to see if they can drive me batshit in short order. I am a complete idiot when it comes to electronics and gadgetry ... however, computers seem to fall outside of that generality. That I can build, upgrade and repair my own PC hardware amazes no one more than myself. But a stupid can opener can thwart my attempts at gaining access to the food inside like no one's business. This latest round of household madness started about a month ago. I went to warm up some tortilla chips in the microwave. About 5 seconds after starting the oven, it made the most ungodly noise and there were flashes of light inside. After turning it off, I saw by the metal plate thingy a scorched area. I later learned that the magnetron had gone kablooey. (These are all technical terms for the gadget idiot, you know). Ahh well ... it had served me well for 5 years. It was a house-warming/Christmas gift from my parents when I moved in here. Off to Best Buy the next day, I found a nice Panasonic model with all the bells and whistles for $80. I had $50 in BB gift certificates on hand, so that made the hit on the wallet a little less painful. Then the next day, it went on sale for $12 less. Sweet! A new nukulator for 18 bucks.

Next up was the coffee maker. I cannot live without my coffee in the morning. This is a vital piece of equipment in my abode. The warming plate wasn't working right, it wasn't keeping the pot of coffee warm. Just about the time I decided to look for a new one, I tripped across one of those Gevalia offers for a pound of coffee, a coffee maker and two mugs for $15. Nice. I'll take one. Just gotta remember to cancel the subscription or set it to send coffee only every 6 months. That stuff is exPENsive!

Of course, on the heels of the demise of the coffee maker goes the coffee grinder. It is still functioning ... barely. The tip of one of the grinding blades broke off. It takes twice as long to grind the coffee, but it is, for now, still working. A new one is on my shopping list.

This morning, my hair dryer blew up. No really ... it did. It started making a weird buzzing noise. I turned it off and shook it to see if something was rattling around inside. Then I turned it back on. The buzzing turned to grinding then KA-BLOWIE! A little flash and a puff of smoke and it was dead silent. And my hair was still half wet.

That was just the start of a very bad day all around ...

Posted by LissaKay on 03/02/05 at 03:37 AM in ~ Personal
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Thursday, February 03, 2005

I just wanted my lunch!

I rarely go to the grocery store in the middle of the day during the week. Today, I remembered why. I usually go either after work, or on the weekend. Weekday evenings, most of the shoppers are, like me, on the way home from work, stopping in to grab a few items. Everyone moves briskly along, picking up what they need and bolting on out. Weekends are much the same, with the same gang of people in sweats and Ts instead of their work clothes.

The middle of the weekdays is a whole 'nother ball of wax. Oy vey! I have the day off today, I took my son to school so I could speak with his teachers and the attendance people ... got a nasty gram saying he's had five unexcused absences ... uh, bullshit. I know of each and every day he was out, and why. He can't cut school, the bus picks him up right in front of the house, and if he isn't there, the driver honks on the horn 50-bazillion times. So, I have to get them to correct their records. Grrr ... buncha ding dongs.

Anyway, on the way home, I decided to run into the grocery store to get something yummy for my lunch, as well as a couple other items that won't wait until my weekend load-up trip. It would have been SO much easier to swing through a fast-food place, but it wasn't quite lunch time, and I was out of milk and cat food.

Posted by LissaKay on 02/03/05 at 10:19 PM in ~ Personal
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Saturday, January 29, 2005

In Remembrance

Happy birthday, lil bro ...

It doesn't seem like it has been almost ten years.

We miss you.

Posted by LissaKay on 01/29/05 at 03:09 AM in ~ Personal
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