November 7th, 2010


Not Trying to be a Dick Here, But...

I was up late last night (early this morning, really). No real surprise there given my sleep pattern (or lack of one) of late. My downstairs neighbor has been really active with her broom or whatever lately.

So at 0130 Saturday morning I was laying on the couch watching TV. And I hear the now familiar Scrape, Scrape, Knock, Knock, Knock, Scrape, Scrape. Dunno what she was on about. Couldn't have been the TV. I was wearing HEADPHONES.

It's baffling, because half the time I'm not doing anything particularly loudly. Shortly thereafter I went to bed. Bad night for sleep, but par for the course lately. Once I was up again, around 0700, I decided to keep track of the Scrape, Scrape, Knock, Knock, Knock, Scrape, Scrape for a while. Sooooooo... Today (or yesterday)...

1143 either set my laptop on coffee table or coffee cup on dining table. Scrape, Scrape, Knock, Knock, Knock, Scrape, Scrape

1315 walking across floor or putting something in my filing cabinet. Scrape, Scrape, Knock, Knock, Knock, Scrape, Scrape

1503 closed my dishwasher. Scrape, Scrape, Knock, Knock, Knock, Scrape, Scrape

2330 Television? Set on 7-8 volume? Typing on computer at dining table? Dunno... Scrape, Scrape, Knock, Knock, Knock, Scrape, Scrape

2355 walked (as lightly as I can) across the living room. Wearing slippers for crissakes! Scrape, Scrape, Knock, Knock, Knock, Scrape, Scrape

Where ever I go... SHE is there! Scrape, Scrape, Knock, Knock, Knock, Scrape, Scrape

Off to bed now. Hopefully I won't SNORE too loudly. *grins* If I do I guess I won't know it though...
G'morning, Coffee

Serious Business...




Actually I'm out of quite a few things... Staples mostly. Off to the grocery store I go today at some point.

I need to get a list started... I guess.


Oh yeah. Good Morning!!

Yeah. I Know. It Looks Weird...

Scrambled eggs hack.

This is a trick I learned from the last B&B I stayed at in western Texas.


Set a pot of water to boil. Take 2 (or three for an omelet sized deal) eggs, a little milk, a little salt and pepper. And whatever else will make your day sunny and bright. Combine them in a ziplock bag.Then mush 'em up real good until they are mixed. You might want to do this in a bowl instead of the bag. Or not. Your choice.

Once your water boils, take your (sealed) baggie and put it in the boiling water. I wasn't really sure how a baggie would hold up so I rigged something with a spoon holder, a small pair of tongs, and some of hemostats to kinda hold the bag upright. Use what ever tools ya got!

The guy at the B&B did his omelets for 13 minutes. Sometimes he said he might have to nuke them a bit just to make sure they were done.

I was only cooking two eggs, so I boiled mine for 10 minutes. That was a bit too long. Think maybe 7-8 minutes would have sufficed. At any rate they still came out pretty fluffy, if a bit over done.


These are easily some of the fluffiest scrambled eggs I've ever managed to make.


Keep it simple, no?
got my eye on you

Been a Busy Guy Today

Been shredding documents like an Enron VP! *grins*. Still not finished. Still haven't gotten to the grocery store. At the rate I'm going it'll be tomorrow.

I do have one of those golden permanent coffee filters. Kinda messy. If I gotta make a mess, might as well use the French press!

Hopefully by then I'll have looked at every single file in the two cabinets I've got and have gotten rid of all the dead wood. Not to mention the incriminating evidence!



A COP just showed up at my door. Threatening to write a ticket for FUCKING NOISE.

Said he had 4 complaints from Ms. Thing downstairs. I explained or tried to that she's incessantly complaining. I'm walking on eggshells up here, sir. I am trying to be as quiet as I can, but I think she's becoming unreasonable.

Well consider this a warning, he said. FOR CRISSAKES! I don't know what else I can do.

I'm thinking I may start complaining about the noise from below. She beat on my floor at least 6 times yesterday. And 6 today.

This shit is seriously messing with my cool.