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Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say, to Irritate people when it’s Cold!

Someone at our Local @Work Radio Station, thought it would be funny for them to play “Mele Kalikimaka.” You know… it’s the thing to say on a warm Hawaiian Christmas Day… Except of course that it’s 8 below zero (Fahrenheit) today. This is the last time anyone wants to hear about a warm Hawaiian Christmas. Seriously people, have some tact… we’re all freezing our assess off. I suppose they are trying to encourage us to think warm thoughts, but I don’t’ really think it’s working. Also the lady who gives the news updates is far too cheerful. She tells us how a dude got stabbed, a murder trial started and some poor family got all their Christmas gifts stolen… all in a very chipper, very annoying voice that makes me want to reach through the speakers and throttle her. I mean she sounds that happy about bad stuff happening to people.

Oh, I let it slip to my kid brother that I blog and now he’s trying to find it…  so in case he’s reading: Hi Ricky!!! Wubbooo so much my adawwabibble little brother. *Pinches Cheeks and gives a kiss on the Cheek.* Oh, btw, he’s 17. *Grins Evily.* I don’t suppose I have much to worry about anyhow… he already thinks I’m a freak… *Higgles.* What’s he gonna know of toaster jokes?

Well lets see… it’s been a long time since I’ve blogged… Holiday stuff and end of semester project cram… Ok… soo…

So yes, I worked on projects for a long while, and then I took Lyta into the shop, and got her keyboard fixed. You’ll now note that my ‘i’ key functions again… everybody celebrate. I also got the bay door on the side where the firewire cards go (and I assume other cards but I’ve only ever used firewire cards in it) so Lyta’s practically good as new, except that she refuses to accept the wireless signal in my office… that’s ok because I have my jump drive with me so I can transfer this to the desktop to post it up.

Remind me never to wear posts at work. Normally I remember this… always wear fishhook earrings at work… when I wear earrings at work, so the phone doesn’t stab me in the ear. Hazards of being a telephone operator I guess… but today is the office Christmas party so I wore festive holiday drop down posts… they got a bow on the post with a sprig of holly dangling down from the bow which is really three oblong green jewels… it’s kinda girly, and they stab me when I answer the phone but damnit I like these earrings… sooooooo I’m just wearing the right one… and the left is on my desk, where I won’t loose it. It’s not like I haven’t gone about with only one earring in before.

What else have I been doing since last I blogged… I did all of my Christmas shopping, I’d say what I got for folks, but the bro might be sniffing around, took several trips… the first was last Tuesday, a week before today, took care of my Brother, and my Mother and my Grandparents in that trip, and got breakfast at the Friendly’s in the Mall and caught a movie, in celebration of finishing school. Then I went out the other day with my mother, and took care of my Aunts and Uncles, and Cousins. Papa’s taken care of too, but if I say how that will give away what I gottim…

Ok, so I’m done with Christmas Shopping, but I still have to get my cousin Shayla’s birthday present. She was born on the 26th. Meh… I have to many balls up in the air to keep juggling like this.

Oh also, I recently got Evanescence’s “Anywhere but Home” Album, which totally rocks… and, uh… the rest of the time, I’ve been working at my job where I don’t get much web because Lyta won’t play ball so rather than typing on the desktop’s keyboard which has a lot more resistance than Lyta’s and is loud I’ve been reading old reviews on TWoP, and laughing my butt off.

Got around to reading the Lone Gunmen ones now, cause I’m done with the X-Files… though actually I just stopped in the middle of reading their ER extra, a review of “The Librarian Quest for the Spear” because, I just thought I should blog… I dunno… *Shrigs.* Anyhow yes I was rereading the Review for the Pilot of the Lone Gunmen and remembering the creepy feeling in the pit of my stomach that remembering that eppy gave me 6 months later when the saving the Twin Towers from having a commercial airliner run into them with one of our intrepid heros on board plotline… seemed really eerily prophetic. So I looked it up on Google and found a thing on Wikipedia what was really creepy. Apparently that eppy was airing in Australia when it happened, and was interrupted by newscasts of the real thing. I have to wonder if it was interrupted before or after the airliner part came into the plot, cause, if it was after… then I wonder how many people disbelieved what they saw… though it was part of the program… especially when you consider Fox’s somewhat sketchy news reliability.

Right then… I guess I’ll go back to reading TWoP, and you can go back to your regularly scheduled… whatever you were doing before you read this.


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It’s that time of year again…



You’ll recall I blogged about these last summer. I can’t believe I only mentioned them in detail that once, but I suppose any further mention of them is redundant… I think some of you need to go back and check those commandments cause there have been some major violators as of late.

I’ve got this stack of Yellow Forms, and I’m going to be mailing them back to the idiots who sent them… I’m just trying to decide weather or no to include a copy of the 10 commandments of laptop forms.

They come in each day, and this year in addition to opening, stamping, alphabetizing and post card mailing, I also get to cross check and inter file them. That means I check a list printed out from the database that all the forms were entered into, against the original hard copies to make sure they are all in there and correct and things, and then I add the small alphabetized pile, to the large alphabetized file… it’s all very tedious, but thus far I have no paper cuts.

Mary’s on Vacation, so I’ve been playing my own music lately, which usually means Weird Al and Tom Leher in the morning, then Evanescence, which usually runs out around the same time till the mail comes… then Babylon 5 Sound track (which is all orchestral with no words) while I do the paperwork… and then a wildcard for the last half hour… usually depending on what sort of paperwork I have left at that point. I like my routine.


Hogwarts IRT is being loverly… Leena did a new layout, and it’s all PHPish, and there’s such cool things going on and yesh… it’s summer now, finally. I’ve been out of school for months now *Higgles.* I’ve been working, when I can get the time, on designing some… well I can’t say, but it requires me to get out my trusty #2 pencil and my sketch book, so it’s gonna be great.

Now… I have things to do!!! Yesh… ttyl!!!


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The Day of the Doorknobs

I had an… interesting day today.

First, I found This Image on College Humor.com. (Warning… iky banner adds on that site.)

I e-mailed those responsible… they confermed my suspicions that those are indeed RPI directories… and that is indeed Barton Hall… I showed my co-workers at Network and Telecom, and though I was sure they’d be furios with the misuse of the diretory they all worked so hard on, they thought it was the funniest thing ever, and want to give the fellows responsible a pat on the back… apparently it makes a good argument for why they shouldn’t have to publish it again…

And Mary brought in melty mints. Yum…

And the Library Cafe had Cream of Mushroom for Lunch. Double Yum…

And then this dude called up, and scared the shizznat out of me… he was upset because somone called him on his Cell Phone From our Campus… and like… embarrased him… and he said he was gonna come down with a baseball bat and “start f***ing kicking all kinds of ass.” But then he told Mary, (Cause I put her on cause I were scared) that he thought it were ME… and that he was comming by at 3 and beat people up… well that’s to much info and Mary said he was just blowing it out his buttox.

He never Showed…

I’m wathing Crank Yankers more diligantly now, to see if I got Yanked…

Wouldn’t that be NEAT?

And then I went down to print out my project, and when I came back up somethign Dreadfull had happend to the Doorknob… it had fallen off… apparenly it wasn’t the only one… the other doorknob, the one downstiars, had also fallen off…

So to recap: College Humor Has Our Directories, Melty Mints, and Cream of Mushroom Soup, Bat Threat by Phone…

And then the Dorknobs Fell off….


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Tha Tree Stop’d Blinkin!

It did… it didn’t go out… it just Stopped. Blinking.

The fake tree in hour office, sits on a desk… and half of it blinks… only half of it because something is screwwy about that tree… well… we thought there was somethign screwwy about that tree for a few weeks now… ever since it went up… but now we KNOW there’s somethign screwwy about that tree…

Cause I were staring at it… watchign it’s hypnotic Blinking… when all the sudden… it stopped blinking… that was hours ago… it’s still not blinking. I know I’m probbaly jynxing it… by blogging it… but it’s got us all a little freaked… the lights that once steadly blinked, now emit a constant stream of colored light…

I think the office is Haunted.

That’s what comes of Working in a Church. Well… a Chappel… well… what was a Chappel till it was renovated into a Computer Center… but still looks externaly like a chappel… and has stained glass windas and such.

Anywho… my co-workers got me prezzies that was undre the tree today. I got a Little Ceramic Lenox Box with a Cardinal on Top, a Glass Vase with Butterflys on it, A Blur Butterfly Pin and a two pack of Silly Putty, Pink, and Original.

I forgot how much snappier and form holding this stuff is when you haven’t got it full of dust and hair and a bitt watered down from attempts to wash it in hot water.

I went to see “Haunted Mansion” Yesterday, and to be perfectly honest, if I could do it again, I’d give that one a miss, but since I was out with my best friend Rachel, on our christmass outing, it was worth it. I got a 15$ FYE Gift Card from her for Christmass, and a Late B-day pressent in teh Form of a BIG Bag of Starbursts and a Keychain *Grins.*

In between answering the phone, and taking a break to open my presents it’s been another hour since I started writing this blog… and the Tree Still ent Blinking.


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Happy Haloweeeeeeeeeen!!!!

Hullo all!!! Me has not blogged in a bit has I? oh no… *Higgles.*

I had a rather interesting Halloween though… I dressed up as Agent Dana Scully! *Grins.* Had a Business suit, and a red wig and a hang tagish thing *Nods.* It t’were much fun! But the only other person who dressed up at work was Elinor… *Sighs.* But there was a lot of cookies… *Nods.* And Cake, but I don’t like Pumpkin Cheesecake so I had no cake. But I did have cookies.

Then I watched “The Langoliers” movie with Darren, and we went out to See the Matrix Movie at the RPI Cinema… *Nods.* The Second Matrix is on tonight, but we wont’ be around to see it, cause I’m a going to the Great Escape With Darren… and we gonna go to the Haunted House!!!

It shall be great fun.

Ok… yersh… I’m off now… to do my Haloweeeeny thingers that I could have done yesterday if the damn amusement park had been open on the very day it’s having festivities for the past month to celebrate…

Move on…

No Antecdotes here… *Higgles.*


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