May 30th, 2010


Sunday Crap.

Gave the bathroom a good scrub yesterday. The kitchen got it too. Finishing the laundry (I started late yesterday) today, stripped the bed, clean sheets , etc... Waiting on the last load in the dryer now. Thinking about a short dip and then a movie (got two here from netflix. And honestly not sure why I ordered one of them. It may be going back unwatched. The other is the kite runner) or some Red Dead Redemption.


While straightening up in the bedroom I came across an old (old?!) 8 GB iPod Touch. Not even sure how long it’s been in that drawer. *grins* Thought I gave it away or lost it. Put it on to sync. Man is the battery dead in this thing. Be interested to see if it will even hold a charge. It seems to be taking one.


If I do go down for a dip it will be a short one. Haven’t managed to get any sunscreen yet. Lately I’ve been preferring to swim early in the morning or late in the afternoon or evening. *shrugs*. Tends to be quieter down there at those times too.

I will have to get some though. Gotta make a trip to the drugstore in a day or so anyway.

Funny how we all used to use some sort of MAGNIFIER in years past. Amazes me how folks will still get out there and lay in the sun. Jeebus! Skin cancer anyone?


Red Dead Redemption was kicking my ass on this one thing. One of the missions I have to do is gather ingredients for an adhesive for this fella that wants to fling himself over a cliff on a hang glider.

11 Bird feathers - This was a cinch. Birds are every where in this game.
10 bunches of Red Sage - Little harder. It grows only in one section of the game. Easy enough to pick. Harder to find.
5 Beaver pelts - Sweet Jeebus! This is the one that is kicking my ass. There are beaver only in one area on the map away up north. Along this river. Right. Beaver like water. They are small and hard to hit. Not to mention not as common as say, elk. If you clear out predators first they seem to be a bit more plentiful. You can shoot them numerous times with a pistol or rifle, and the little fuckers refuse to die. So I broke out the shotgun. POW! First time every time.

At one point I had 4 of the 5 pelts I needed and then got nailed by a friggin’ Grizzly bear. After I respawned (miles from where I needed to be I might add) I went back and got nailed repeatedly. The damned bears kept sneaking up on me. Or Mountain lions. I finally did figure out the noise the bears make as they amble up behind me. Cougars are a little easier to detect, but they are fast as hell. Lost a lot of horses to these guys.

I did finally get my 5 furs. Needless to say, I now have a few grizzly bear furs as well as some cougar skins. And every time I see one of these monsters at this point, I kill em.

I delivered the parts to this scientist away down in Mexico. I’m waiting for him to assemble the parts. I just wanna see this guy launch himself of the cliff. After all the trouble I went to, to get him his ingredients, it’s the least he can do...

This has been a fun game. And I can play it to the exclusion of all else. Until yesterday and today, over the last week or so, I hadn’t seen the news, read a newspaper, watched television, or nearly ANYTHING ELSE! Just work and this damned game. *grins*

Damned bears and cats...

How Does This Sound?

3 shots of vodka into a 32 ounce insulated mug filled with ice. Fill the remaining space in the mug with Cran-Grape.

I’ll tell you how it was... It was damned refreshing. That’s how it was. MMMmmm good.

Probably my new pool drink for the summer. Sub Cranberry juice if you want.

What else could I concoct?


Man! Am I glad I left the pool when I did, just a little while ago...

Damned things are full of kids now... I mean FULL! Yes. Both of them.

Stayed out longer than I meant to. But I had a nice spot in the shade. Definitely got some sun. Gonna scare up some dinner and make a trip to the drug store. I need sunscreen. And more crangrape. *grins* And maybe more vodka. *laughs*


So what are your plans for Memorial Day?

I’ll be spending it with friends at their house doin’ the BBQ thing. And drinking will be done I am sure. Good friends and a good time.

They’ve asked me to dog sit for them when they go to europe later on this summer. I am attempting to respectfully decline.


I don’t wanna dog sit for anyone. Or pet sit for that matter. Not. Even. A. Goddamn. FISH! I suppose if they cannot find some other sucker to do it for them then I will. Under duress. But I’ll do it.

These are the same folks I dog sat for last year (I think?) when they had to go out of town for a funeral.


I was parking the Saturn Express the other night after a night out. I set the parking brake as usual (It’s a standard) and there was a kind of *Bang!* Didn’t think much of it at the time. I was a little buzzed. When I went to meet phoenixisrisen for breakfast yesterday morning, I discovered the button on the emergency brake (or parking break if you will) was GONE! I lifted on the handle slightly and it released. But now I cannot set the damned brake.

I reckon that was the *BANG!* I heard. Found what was left of the button assembly. On the dashboard. It’s busted. Pretty much destroyed. Looks like it got fatigued in a critical place and just finally parted. God knows what happened to the tensioning spring in there.

Like to fix it. But HOW?! I cannot even see a way to get in there.

meh. Damned car. feh.