Thursday, September 27, 2012

Monday, September 24, 2012

Using Dragon to dictate work items. Forgot It was on and baby-talked to the cat. It went right into the document. DELETE DELETE DELETE...

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Crazy critters...

Captain likes to sit next to me on the sofa when I work on my laptop. Mini the Wee decided that his proximity to me meant he was getting more attention than she was. So she stood on her hind legs against the sofa, making her just barely as tall as the sofa cushion, and barked at him. "AR AR AR AR!"

In response, Captain gave her a Kitty Glare of Death and bopped her head. So Mini dropped down to all fours, putting herself out of reach of the bopping paw, and resumed barking. "AR AR AR AR!"

After I stopped laughing, I picked the dog up and put her on the other side of me. That way, they could BOTH sit next to me on the sofa, and everyone was happy.
Experimenting with new iOS Do Not Disturb feature. When on, it sends calls to voicemail and blocks all notification sounds. It works great!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Replay of Flyers/Bruins 2010 Game 7. When the game was being played live, Mark and I yelled so loudly when the Flyers got the GWG, the cats and dog all jumped a foot in the air.

Monday, September 17, 2012

This pizza shop on the boardwalk is blasting Italian-language pop music. I know it's not Spanish, because I can understand some of it.
Drat it. I totally forgot to bring any casino rewards cards. Forgot all about 'em till we arrived in AC. I hate when I do things like that.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Ya know what's cool? The Rockapella channel on Pandora. You're welcome. :-)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

More Progress. And Time Budgeting.

Captain always parks his fuzzy self next to me on the sofa when I am logged in to work. Actually, he parks himself next to me on the sofa whether I'm working or surfing for recreation, lol.

We had some additional progress with him and Mini this afternoon. I picked up She Who Is Wee and sat her tiny self right next to the cat, between Captain and me. Captain wasn't too sure about this arrangement at first, but I started skritching him and he decided it was OK to have the dog right next to him. Mini, meanwhile, didn't care WHERE Captain was, as long as she was being doted on. We stayed like this for a minute or two before I got up and took Mini for her evening walk. Only when I picked her up did I realize that she'd been sitting right on top of Captain's tail the whole time. And nobody grumped or glared at anybody else. Progress. :-)

And as for time budgeting... there's a hockey discussion board I normally like to frequent. They have some other forums that fall under the same main umbrella, including forums for other sports, one for politics, and one for miscellaneous discussions. I generally studiously avoid political forums, because on the internet, they tend to turn into toxic wastelands, and I really don't need to degrade my day with toxins.

Unfortunately, the miscellaneous forum, which I usually like to visit, has devolved into being the place where everyone wants to discuss politics. If I had thirty topics listed on my screen, at least half of them were political in nature. I think I'm just going to give that site a miss for a while. I just don't need the drama. It's a shame, because normally they're a place that I LIKE visiting. Not right now, though. Not for the past few weeks, either. I only have so much time in a day, since I have to do mundane things like eat, sleep, and work, so I'm certainly not going to spend my free time somewhere that I don't enjoy being, not in person and not online.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

An interesting workday

Due to having car trouble, Mark worked from home yesterday and today. I have three part-time jobs: one work-from-home job, and two jobs that require me to be working from on site.

So we had two unusual situations arise as a result of this. First, our normal routine is for Mark to come in the door after work and find me working away on the computer. But yesterday, MARK was the one working on his computer when *I* arrived home from one of the on-site jobs.

Today, we had the work-from-home duet. Mark worked diligently all day on his computer, on the dining room table, while I did MY work in the living room. Thank goodness someone created the ability to have more than one device online at a time.

Mark's car is now back from the car doctor, so he will be able to have a normal workday tomorrow, from his workplace. The Critters will have to make do with having just Meowmy working at home, instead of both of us. ;-)

More Progress

More progress. Mini and Captain weren't just on the love seat simultaneously. Captain was on the back, Mini was on the seat, and it was on the SAME half of the loveseat, not opposite ends. :-)

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Looked up calories burned by Sign Language interpreting. Got results from 150-170 calories per hour. :-)
Post-treadmill water time. I always have a bottle of water before, during, and after the treadmill. I hate overheating/getting dehydrated.

Progress

When Mark and I came home, I noticed that Captain and Mini, who occasionally still try to jostle one another for primacy in the "pecking order", were both asleep on the loveseat.

Yes, it was opposite ends of the loveseat. Yes, Captain was up on the back of the seat, while Mini was on the seat itself.

But just the fact that they were curled up on the same piece of furniture, and clearly sleeping peacefully (until Mark's and my arrival awoke them), without my being there as referee, is a sign of progress.

When they both sit with me on the sofa (Captain on my left, Mini on my right) as I work, I take a FURminator (anti-shedding comb) and alternately comb one, then the other, repeatedly with the same comb, without cleaning it of fur for several cycles of this combing marathon.That way, I can put each critter's scent onto the other one. It seems to be working. :-)

Saturday, September 08, 2012

I love the automated power outage reporting system. They were able to tell me the outage affects 2261 customers and should be back @ 3:20am.
Power failure. Unplugging computer equipment in the event of a power surge upon restart.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Please REPORT any spam supposedly from me

I just got a message from a Facebook friend. Someone is using my name, but NOT my Yahoo address, to send out spams.

I changed some passwords, even though it doesn't appear that anything was sent out directly from MY account in any way.

I have reported the offending address to Yahoo. I do have a Yahoo email address, but it's not the one that sent the spam.

Long story short: DO NOT click on any spammy-looking links that are allegedly from me, even if the email bears my name. DO please forward the email to me, and report it to Yahoo.

Man, I really hate spammers. Fargin' bastages.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Holy cow. It's been teeming all day, and right now it looks like a monsoon out there. We have flood warnings galore online & my NOAA radio.

Monday, September 03, 2012

Surprise -- I am working today. That's OK. I have critters on the sofa with me and Internet radio, so I'm good.