May 14th, 2010


Good Stuff!

Nothing like you lot to help a guy out when he’s feeling a little lost! Thanks bunch’s!



Took Wednesday off. Had things to do. Right? Like I never have nothing to do!

Had some shopping to take care of.

And then LUNCH at Baba Yega! A nice little eclectic place. Try the potato salad...With eats_veggies and her husband, Marcel! They came to town to take care of some business. Great to see y’all! And I am coming to Corpus! Sooner rather than later, I hope!

These two compliment each other perfectly. Couple of times I teased them, telling them they, “needed to get a room!”

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Marcel owns a restaurant in Corpus Christi So I felt I had to make sure I got the restaurant thing right. Turns out I needn’t have worried over much about that. Dorie wanted “not a chain” and “eclectic” We got those in spades in Houston, darlin’!

After that I had a little more shopping to do... Because it was The Offspring’s BIRTHDAY! Baby girl turned 26!

The restaurant she wanted to go to was t’afia. Little place in mid-town or fourth ward. A good time was had by all! In attendance: The Offspring, alleycat2681(who’s birthday is the 16th!), The Offspring’s Mom, cadona, and yours truly!

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It was nice. But loud! That metal industrial decor does nothing to dampen sound. Noise level was better the later it got. Drinks were pretty good. I had a couple of bloodless mary martinis.
Recipe : absolut peppar, celery-infused vermouth, grateful bread’s artisan worchestershire

9 bucks a pop seems a bit excessive... Live and learn.

I may have to look into a martini recipe and go buy the ingredients. Just for a change. Never really had a regular one... It might be fun! Shaken - Not stirred, of course! Try something new, what?!

Food was great! Presented well. But expensive. This is a place that prides itself on using local foods when possible. Who knew local food was so expensive! I had a 5 course meal (the tasting menu) that was on the menu. Everyone else did the ala carte thing. We all shared. It was all good. Very good.

But best to be prepared for sticker shock! *grins*

I’m no restaurant critic. So here are a few reviews. They are of course, mixed...

I guess restaurants of this type are all about the presentation... Go for Happy hour. Free food with your expensive drinks.

A pretty good day by all accounts.



Work was murderous again yesterday - Worked on ONE issue that was handed to me by the helpdesk, the day before yesterday. Finally figured it out but only because one of the customers was a great help in that direction. Really had her shit together and knew what she was talking about. I hate Bolt-on systems. The vendor always says it is on YOUR side of the interface. Of course this time it was.

Without the customers help it would have taken a week or so to figure out. Good thing too. These guys had been farting about with this for 2 months. Happy customers still make for a happy TexasT’s!

Did not get a chance to run through the Company job postings site at all. I had a terrible headache by the end of business...

Jeez. One day I’m gonna learn to say “NO!” I really should not be taking any new issues on at all. Unless of course, they MAKE me!




And my day of as well. The thing is that the two of us that are left on the team in the USA are BOTH off today. And we decided that the Asian Overlord should have figured this out and asked one of us to switch. Since they decided to sever us both, we are pretty much deciding that he can go screw himself if he doesn’t ask us to do something. And since his highness made me switch from my Mondays I had off to Fridays, simply because it was different, that goes DOUBLE for me!...

I may log on later (or at some point this weekend) to see if I can look at some job postings (time is getting shorter and shorter) but that will be about it!

Besides I’ve got doctor’s appointments today (which I need to get ready for soon) One is a check in with the urologist. I frickin’ hate these (necessary) check ins. And the other is with the regular doctor for these red splotchy areas I’ve got on my legs. They don’t hurt or anything but they sure do look funky! And they seem to be multiplying(!).

I hope having the appointments 2 hours apart is enough.

Also like to buy a new swimsuit at some point today. The old one I’ve got is...well. old. It must go.

Time to quit screwing around and get after it!
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They’ve been painting the exterior of my apartment complex. painters or their tools and scaffolding and such, have mushed plants, splattered and spattered paint, broken pool furniture.

And the painters have scared some girls off from the pool leering at them. Teens they were I believe. It was painfully obvious what was going on. Be glad when these goobers are out of the courtyard here.

Some of the 20 - somethings told them where to go though. Gave ‘em what for. “What the fuck you lookin’ at, asshole?” Gotta love American girls!

I’m liking the new color scheme. Somewhere along the line, the Orange they were going to do got 86’d.


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Economics and Stuff

The economy claimed one of my favorite eateries, it looks like.

Whenever I'm at my doctors I usually made a point to go to Cliff's across the street. Today was no exception since I had an hour to kill.

However, after walking the block to get there, I found it had closed.

From the looks of things, it's been closed for quite some time too. Crap! Settled for a BMT at Subway's.

Boo! Although I do like subway at times too.


Urologist says things have improved. Prostate (sorry!) is normal.

I guess Avodart really does work. *grins*. I'm grateful!

Waiting for my next appointment. Gorgeous day out today!

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Mission: Accomplished..

So sripts have all been renewed. And the doctor I saw (not my usual doctor) is clueless about the condition on my legs. Prescribed some steroid cream.


Oh and I have to go in sometime next week for a fasting blood test. Check the cholesterol, etc.

Went by Academy and bought two pairs of swimming trunks. Was gonna get back to the apartment and jump in the pool for a bit. As I exited the store, it was raining. *sigh*And thunder-ing. And Lightning-ing

Thought that wasn’t supposed to happen until tomorrow. Still raining too.