trials of a troll trying to get by in a world messed up by humankind [ I'M AT UTC -5]

Saturday, February 18, 2006

I’m really not sure what kind of a day I’ve had because I’ve spent most of it in a “fog”…I need to get up early tomorrow but I’ve got a vacation day scheduled for Monday…need to get some work done on the car…but really needed to have a day without an alarm clock…I am a night person who by fate and job description is forced to work days…

Thursday, February 16, 2006

I will say nothing about the workday other then I will try very hard to forget that this day ever existed, but will probably be plagued by it in nightmares for the rest of my life…

We got a mild ice storm today…virtually everything is coated with ¼” of ice but it seems to have abated…and is supposed to be warm enough tomorrow to remove said ice…

I was really p*ssed at the gas station I usually fill up at…new policy…if I am paying cash which I always do…I have to pay before filling…but as I always “top of the tank” I have no idea how much that is…so rather the fill and pay…I have to pay…fill and go back in to get my change…who’s brilliant idea was that…I can’t decide whether they are trying to prevent people from filling and then taking off without paying…nah…or whether they’re trying to force me to use a credit card…thus cutting down the amount of cash in the till and making robbery or theft by employees less inviting…or if it just some suits brilliant idea…despite the fact that that station is the most convenient for me…I think they just lost my business…

I will never understand survivor…misty was voted off tonight…not a physical threat to anyone but probably smarter then the other 13 put together…why vote off an asset that is no threat…but on the other hand she had the ultimate curse…she was my fav of the remaining 14 and that means she’s gone…(hehe)…nuts…

I am at physically low ebb tonight…two very nasty days in a row at work…but strangely I feel good otherwise…in all other ways I am “centered” tonight…despite the fact that physically I am hurting…

Before I launch another novella I will say…

Nite all

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

I have gone through 59 winters, well make that 58 and one half…and this one is the strangest I remember….(obviously the first 5 or so are a blur)…we got 15+ inches of snow Sunday into early Monday…and it was in the 50's F today…not the first time this has happened this winter…I think we’ve gotten more rain then snow…and we are in a part pf upstate NY that’s know for cold and lake effect snow…really a strange winter…

I got physically beat up at work today…3+ hours on the forklift is enough to beat you up physically even if you aren’t 58 years old…but add into that the gorilla load that a baled scrap load can be…dang I hurt all over…stopped for take out seafood tonight…and basically shocked the fry cook…I usually get a half pound of deep fried haddock…and 12 ozs. of fries…but added a quarter pound of deep fried squid tonight…a couple of side salads…and as I checked out noticed some small pieces of Crogan baloney…and added that to the deal…it would be impossible to explain what Crogan baloney is other then to say that it is a very interesting spiced sausage that is found only in the northcountry of NY, and only made by a few places in and around the little burg of Crogan…

But have kicked back and relaxed tonight…one outbound tomorrow…scheduled for the AM and I will take tomorrow PM off if I can swing it…

Nite all

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

As I looked at the post counter on my dashboard tonight this post makes only 58 posts left to hit 2000 posts to this slag heap…I am amazed that I’ve actually been involved in this blogging thing long enough to approach that number of posts…and it has held my interest long enough to approach that number...
I have spent almost the entire night with a cat on my lap, the two remaining cats have taken turns rotating on the lap…as I type this it’s aggie’s turn…watched the dog show on usa network…not happy with the eventual winner but I seldom am…and also king of Vegas on spike…and easy night…a gentile night…but it’s late and I must to bed

I didn’t post last night, I watched the first group of the dog show on the usa network…came to the computer to post and just crashed out…said forget it and crawled into bed…was asleep before 9 PM…I feel like I’ve done nothing but shovel snow today…we got 12+ inches of snow last night and I feel like that’s all I’ve dealt with today both at home and at work…

Work over tonight as one of the trucking companies was late…normally I just leave instructions for production to load the truck…but as it was a split load between the factory and the satellite warehouse I really needed to stay and do the load myself…stopped at the bread outlet…got home and discovered they had plowed again…dang…am worn out physically tonight…but have had a gentle night…and although physically I’m spent feel well otherwise…

Nite all

Sunday, February 12, 2006

I’ve been playing with the idea over the last couple of months of growing a full beard…I’ve had a moustache forever and a goatee for almost a year…but I looked into the mirror tonight and it was like…forget the full beard…it just isn’t working…actually my first impulse was to trim it…but after a brief attempt to do so …it was…nah…it’s out of here…mustache and goatee are still intact but the rest is gone down the drain of the bathroom sink…

If you add up the pluses and minuses of the day I below zero…way below zero…cold is almost good but it the breaking up of the cold the voice is way below 100%…worship team was a struggle…fought the voice in class as well…and knees are killing me…I’m headed to a hot bath and an early night…

Nite all