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

Saturday, February 25, 2006

This has not been a good day physically for me…have felt way under par most of the day…had a cramp in my leg while watching a little tube that was a nasty as I think I’ve ever had…some might refer to it as a charley horse…but if it was it was a whole head of horses…

Put in an hour and a half at work this AM…just did the bare minimum…but as I get my clerk back next week…I can get caught up as easy Monday as I could today…and as purchasing isn’t in today…Monday will be time enough…

Have spent most of the day watching the two rounds of the match play golf tournament…the networks have to hate the results so far as the “name” players by enlarge have been sent packing…so the sports fan ( read non golf fan) will probably not watch…but my man DL III is in the finals so I will be “glued” to the set…

Friday, February 24, 2006

I’ve been watching the world match play tournament…and it has turned into a ratings disaster for the network televising it…in the round of 8 you have 1 one seed, 1 three seed, 2 five seeds, a six seed, an eleven seed, a thirteenth seed and a fifteen seed…and the 1st seed is the goose who is not really anyone who will draw any ratings…the only name left is DL III…most of the high seeds got whipped today…looks like an interesting field left from a players perspective…but from the casual viewers point of view a disaster ratings wise…well match play does not always favor the best player…only the one who can “grind it out”.

Work was well work…with a few minor exceptions not a bad day…

Made some wraps for dinner…made 3 and ate two with coffee…lunch for tomorrow is already in the frig…must work a few hours tomorrow AM, but as my boss probably won’t be in, sinus infection…work time is when I get there…

Have spent a gentle night…quality time with my two cats…a little tube…a little stronghold crusader…physically I’m beat down but otherwise am a-okay…

Nite all

Thursday, February 23, 2006

The day looked like from the beginning (the workday that is) to be relatively calm and easy…but with every page…with every phone call or email the day just was in a constant situation of ratcheting up to a fairly busy and most definitely an annoying day…

Actually got transfers on back to back days which hasn’t happened for months…discussed the situation with production and have decided to change the philosophy a bit…the T-man was quick to remind me that he had suggested that change weeks ago but I developed a case of old timers and denied he ever had suggested it…not true but must save face…

Been a gentile night once home and out of the maelstrom that is work…

Cashed check…gassed the car…am still very pissed off about pre-paying if it’s a cash deal…but the gas is about the cheapest in town…and on the way…but I might change stations based on principal alone…must think about that…got a few groceries and got take out for dinner…

Finally I actually agreed with a vote out on the current survivor…I’m a bit shocked that the team that seems to be in control is in control but at least the down team is starting to make wise choices…I love to hate watching survivor…I love to be very critical of the so called “strategy”…’taint strategy at all but purely tactics or maybe occasionally grand tactics…dang I’d wish they would get the dang terms right…got home in time to watch the tag end of the match play golf this evening…followed the matches from work on the computer but with the day I had…couldn’t keep that close of tabs…I love match play…it is a rarity in pro golf but IMHO it is golf at it’s best…

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

I had one of those days where 45 minutes to an hour were the difference between an easy job and a nightmare…I got critical information…but too late to do anything about it…not a difficult day but a day that could of, should have been a piece of cake and just flat wasn’t…

Easy, restfully night

Nite all

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

A frustrating work day…on almost every level…and although I was in a very negative place on practically all levels went to worship team practice anyways…and although I came off practice still physically at low ebb, on ever other level was firing on all cylinders…I love singing harmony and I love nothing better then singing very close harmony with another harmony singer…last practice the N-lady and I knit an absolutely rug with her on a 2nd soprano/high alto line with me doing an alto/high tenor line…tonight the M-lady and I on one song just pulled off an absolute brick with her on a contralto line and me weaving a tenor/high tenor/counter tenor line around her solid line…pure joy…I love making music…and I particularly am fond of making music in small groups…normal set is 4 or 5 instrumentalists and 3 to 5 vocalists…pure joy…I love to hear the M-lady sing…she has a very pure tone…and although she lacks experience there is a natural talent there that is just blossoming…she only has to recognize her talent…the talent is there…she just needs to realize that and let it out…and she is starting to let the inhibitions go and just go for it…a beautiful thing to see..

Have spent the rest of the night watching two of my fav shows…big break on the golf channel and king of Vegas on spike…with cat smokey on my lap most of the night…she loves to sit on me hanging off on my legs, which I had a problem with tonight…although she only weighs 8 or 9 pounds was too much for my sore limbs to stand…but I tolerated it none the less…

Monday, February 20, 2006

This has been the best of days and the worst of days…took a vacation day today as I really needed to get some work done on the car…oil change et al that was really like 6 weeks too late…if you go by the 3 months or 3000 miles stick…but only had like 1350 miles since the last change…talk to daughter yesterday who was looking for some of her stuff I had stored…she had today off (presidents day in the old usa)…actually the whole week for mid winter break…(she teaches instrumental music and is a math tutor at a very small school up in St Lawrence county)…so we had arranged to do lunch…

I was looking forward to sleeping in this AM and awoke a tad past 5 AM and sleep just fitfully until I finally got up at bit after 8 AM…physically in a very bad place…mentally worse and just didn’t feel like doing squat…

But arranged for a 2 PM appointment for the car work…ran a few errands early…well after shoveling the drive and the walk…maybe 6” of snow last night…but was plowed in pretty good and as my car is fairly low slung more then I could have drive through…although I was greatly tempted…

Went to the fair grounds inn for lunch…aptly named as it sits right next to the Jefferson county fair grounds…a bit of trivia is that the Jeff county fair is the oldest continually run county fair is the usa…a family style Italian restaurant, but the real deal is lunch…best sandwich menu in the county…SJ had a Rueben, and I had a mixed Italian…meat balls, a really fine grind Italian sausage on a huge bun with onions, pepper, and a excellent sauce…also had a really nice French onion soup with coffee…and although the meal and the chat improved all but the physical aspect of the day was feeling lousy physically afterwards…almost cancelled the appointment for the car…but as I won’t have a chance to reschedule for a week or so…went and had a neat chat with the counter man and an African American soldier from Fort Drum…feel pretty good tonight…still physically wreaked, but rested and stress free…got a call from the b shift foreman at work…apologized for interrupting my vacation day but had a question only I could answer…rarely have a work day off without at least one such call…part of the deal…which I accept…with some reluctance…

Nite all

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Physically a very low day…service went okay but did have a struggle with the voice during second service worship team…have a bit of a cold…but have basically crashed out physically this afternoon into evening…have a vacation day tomorrow…need to get some work done on the car and need a day where the alarm clock has the day off…

Daughter called tonight wanting her porcelain doll collection which has been stored in my house for the last several years…she finally has a spot for them as she and her hubby have been doing to renovations to their place…actually found with almost no trouble where my ex put them…as daughter is off this week…will take them up tomorrow and we probably will do a little lunch…

Have gotten a fair amount of snow today…looks like 8” or so but as it is still snowing will wait to deal with it until the ‘morrow…