2011-02-27 (take 2 because Tumblr screwed up the...
The Wife’s car is fixed. I dropped her and The Boy off. They said they were going to go in to get some groceries. I decided to head back to the office to continue writing. Brain: “Hey, I’m hungry.” Me: “Ok, when we get back to the office I’ll make you a sandwich. I still have the peanut butter, jelly, and bread there from the other day.” Brain:...
Me, last night, regarding Sunday: “OK! This is the day. The day when I’m either going to make enough progress to finish in time for my deadline, or fail.” Brain: “Oh, hi, um, I hope this isn’t too much trouble, but you’re not going to be able to sleep tonight.” Me: “Wha…? Bu…? I…” Brain: “Yeah, sorry. Just business, you...
Today was The Boy’s last basketball game. The coach told one of the better players on the team to keep getting the ball to him, and then kept telling him to shoot. He scored, turned around, yelled in celebration, and pumped his fist. We cheered like crazy, and the coach looked over at us with a huge smile on his face. He was clapping like mad too. From my seat across the court, I...
rartastic asked: Since you're going through this now, I'll ask you instead of looking it up for myself.
How long does it take to get a passport renewed?
How long does it take to get a passport renewed?
A Tale of Two Pickups
~One~ I was leaving the office tonight and there was another couple who had parked in our parking lot. (I’m not sure why, but they had.) It was just our two cars in the lot… or, I should say, my “car” and then a monstrous gigantic pickup truck (a “Ram 1500” for those of you who know that that means). I came out of the side door to the building, and I think I...
steelopus asked: Looks like soundofthebeep has been dead since ~11:30am on Feb 24th...
Kitale, Kenya (CNN) — HIV is a curse from God. That’s what Patricia...– Church leader reverses stance on HIV, reaches out to those affected - CNN.com It’s a good story. You should read the rest. Important to note, I think, that this happened in 1999 and she’s been working since then to help others with HIV since then, which is good news for a lot of...
Parent-teacher conferences were tonight. She spent the entire time telling us what a great* kid we have. And I was all “I know!” and then we went out to dinner. (Just us, not the teacher, that would be weird.) (* not perfect, but who is? I’m glad she sees things to work with him on, otherwise I’d worry she wasn’t paying any attention because he wasn’t...
Ten Sexy Ladies →
“JOSHUA ALLEN RATES EVERYTHING EVER ON A SCALE FROM ONE TO TEN SEXY LADIES” Dear Joshua Allen: Please stop ruining everything else on the Internet by being so damn awesome. xoxo Tj ps - suggestion: shouldn’t at least one, and preferably no less than three, of the sexy ladies be naked? And a redhead? Not Julianne Moore. Ok, Julianne Moore too, but also another one we...
Note to self
You know how sometimes you think “Well maybe I could get a degree as a therapist” because that’s something that people will always need and it’s good to branch out and have diversified skills? First of all, a) if you ever think about going back to school (again) I will punch you in the crotch until it turns into an ‘innie’ because, really, how much schooling...
Dinner, take 2
I made some kielbasa. 3 bites in, I got the distinct impression that it was not good either. I am now eating Doritos and wondering when I am going to transform into a grown-up. part 1 if you missed it earlier)
"Dinner, Tonight" - a one act play by TJ
Take granola from cabinet Pour granola into bowl Add chocolate chips. A few more. Mix to ensure good granola-to-chocolate-chip-ratio Carefully add just enough milk so that the top layer of granola won’t be saturated but will be lowered into the milk as you scoop out the granola on the bottom with the spoon Put milk back in fridge even though your spouse isn’t here to see you...
I may need two favorite parts for today
I emailed my thesis advisor to find out when on March 1st she wants my paper. Her reply? March first anytime—and if it arrives March 2 or 3 that is fine too. Is it wrong to want to deep tongue kiss your advisor? Totally platonically of course. (I’m still planning to aim for 11:59 pm on 3/1 because I want this thing out as bad as Swayingdawn or SarkasticKunt want(ed)...
Pharisees are jerks.
Judas: Will you please admit that you've gotten us lost?
Jesus: No! I know these corn fields like the back of my hand.
Judas: Well, there's something that's always gonna stay the same...
Pharisee: Jesus! Are you plucking ears of corn? On the *Sabbath*?
Jesus: What? No. I'm just hungry as shit.
Judas: Yeah, dude, I think it's okay for us to grab a snack. We're lost, can you help?
Pharisee: Oh, no... Oh, the "Lord" is working on the Sabbath! Oh! Oh..!
Jesus: What is *with* this dude?
Judas: Hey! C'mon man, stop moaning and wailing. Can you just point us in the direction of Galilee?
Jesus: Is he... is he whipping himself?
Judas: Yeah, this is all kinds of messed up.
Jesus: Where did he even come from?
Judas: He might have a point though, right? About the corn and the Sabbath and stuff?
Jesus: Oh, no, that's fine. The Sabbath isn't made for God, it's made for man.
Judas: That might be the wisest thing you've ever said.
Jesus: You gotta bear in mind that I'm super high.
No matter how many times I read this passage, I...
anarchyandscotch: “For years I dreamed of having the sort of massive oak slab that would dominate a room - no more child’s desk in a trailer laundry-closet, no more cramped kneehole in a rental house. In 1981, I got the one I wanted and placed it in the middle of a spacious, skylighted study (it’s a converted stable loft at the rear of the house). For six years I sat behind that desk either...
Current tally: 11,380 words. (I didn’t say they’d all be exciting. But I wrote today. And it was good.)
Random Saturday night thoughts.
I just finished my dinner a Subway (shut up it was delicious) and Steve Winwood came on the radio. Suddenly I’m 16 years old and working as a busboy at a local restaurant, and I’ve just started. I’m not very good at it yet but it’s a job, and the guy I’ve worked with for most of my first two weeks is pretty cool and helps me clean up at the end of the night more than...
dascola: Recently I started following a few dirty (NSFW, if you will) Tumblrs and it has done wonders for me. First, there are the beautiful, serendipitous, lady parts that show up on my dashboard throughout the day. A very welcome interruption. Secondly, because of said ladyparts, I’m more hesitant to check Tumblr at my desk, and thus more productive during the day. Win. Win. Oooh… good...
It’s a fairly meaningless number… I mean, I have no idea how many words would equal “80-120 pages” but all of a sudden I looked down and I had broken 10,000, so, I’ll take it.
"There's someone here who would like to see you…"
My office is downtown — well, as much as there is a “downtown” here — and we occasionally get people who stop in looking for “help.” More often we get people who call looking for help. They are going through the phone book, trying one after another. We have a small fund in our annual budget for “emergency needs” but we generally don’t tell...
Actual Conversation with iTunes Support
Part One: I ask for a refund Customer First Name : TJ Customer Last Name : Luoma Web Order # : MGQMM7JYY7 Support Subject : This movie never finished downloading Sub Issue : Incomplete download Platform : iTunes/10.1.2 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.6.6) AppleWebKit/533.19.4 Video Name : Top Gun Comments: I wanted to watch this Monday night, but it...