Monthly Archives: December 2005

Tonight

Tonight

Didn’t see Narnia tonight. We got done with dinner to late. Had a good time with friends though.

Also, Krogger, please salt your side driveway. Skating through your pharmacy drive through was not my idea of a good time.

My Juice is Loose

My Juice is Loose

In response to my Podcast question, Sas asked what I was currently listening to in my podcatcher client. Here’s the list.

There you have it. My list. I seriously need some good none geek stuff. Maybe.

Today’s Randomness

Today’s Randomness

Ok, anyone who knows me knows I hate commercials. I especially dislike them when the dumb jjingles get stuck in my head. I’ve been going around the house singing the Cool Whip French Vanilla theme. Arrrgggh.

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A groupd of friends is going to see The Chronicles of Narnia on Friday night. Anyone know if I can see it before reading the book? If not, I’ve got some reading to do.

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Why does my TV dinner’s mashed potato compartment have fried chicken skin in it? Tomorrow, I vow to consider actually making chili. (Um, I’ve been planning on doing it since March, so perhaps I finally should?)

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Ok, that’s all the randomness for now. More later, probably.

Seeking New Podcasts

Seeking New Podcasts

Ok, can anyone tell I’m really, really, stuck on this project??? I’m researching some stuff to make this program work and despirately trying to find something not craptacular to listen to.

Since there’s nothing good on television, and our local radio stations play way too many commercials. I’ve started listening to podcasts. I need more though, cuz I just weeded the list down to 17 and there not all daily or anything. So, if you’ve got any recommendations, I’m all ears.

Ok, I’m really going back to researching how to pull and parse a directory listing with a perl script… After lunch.

Hot Mic

Hot Mic

Twice in the past day and a half I’ve had to call our local ambulance company to tell them they have a hot mic. A hot mic is when the button is unintentionally pressed and the radio is sending everything over the air. Both times this occured in a parked truck and nothing but noise was dispatched. The biggest problem this could have caused was pages not getting out, although they do have Nextel to back their radio coverage up. Another EMS provider also shares this frequency so I was concerned that their traffic would be impeeded as well.

The first time I called, the dispatcher asked a bunch of questions to make sure I knew what I was talking about, then called the station who fixed the problem. The second time, he just groaned (this was actually the 3rd time it had happened, but they caught it the second time). If this keeps up, I’m afraid all they’ll see is my number on the ID and assume, “hot Mic.”

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A much more amusing hot mic incident occured a couple months back. Our state patrol has the capability to talk on our Sheriff’s department radio system. One night, I’m sitting here and we hear someone who appears to be talking on the phone, discussing a case on his mobile phone. He hangs up and then begins singing to his radio.

About 30 seconds later, his phone rings. “Forty-One Fifty-Five…I am!… Ohhh… uh…” (click) Much laughter from deputies and some good natured ribbing from dispatch about the next American Idle competition.

A True Cluts’ Cluts

A True Cluts’ Cluts

You’ve heard of a Man’s Man? Well I, this morning, am a Cluts’ Cluts.

While wheeling my desk chair between one desk and the other, I nailed my right knee on the corner of the desk. I moved back to my computer and then needed to go over to the other desk again. I hit the same spot again, and harder. I mild agony, I slid to the floor, only to slam my upper lip into the side of the garbage can missing the intake of the shreader by mere millimeters.

This customer doesn’t need their computer that badly. I’m going back to bed :-).