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

Saturday, May 20, 2006

My off the wall brilliant nephew is graduating from RPI this weekend with his BS …at 19…I said to him a Christmas that he probably would never leave school…either as a student or a professor…he say no way…he was getting a job or and internship and won’t work on his masters or docts for a couple of years…overheard him telling a friend he was staying at school to get his masters…”busted”…but after ribbing the h*ll out of him I said…serious my fav nephew…you could have your doctorate by 23…and if you decided that’s not where you wanted to go you could start all over…but once you leave school there is no guarantee you’ll ever return…and you might wake up one day and regret it…get the PhD…and then decide…your only young once…

I awoke in a very bad physically place this AM, despite getting a really good nights sleep…but a heavy day Friday…and way too much seat time on the forklift…as I get older the pounding that the body takes driving said lift adds up…

A brief in to work…really should have accomplished more but the physically state just won’t let me consider it…had a bunch of yard work planned for today but rain…and my low ebb didn’t allow for that…and I think that the rain…low barometric day was at least part responsible for my low ebb physical condition…but on the bright side I have gotten back on even keel on many other levels…

Typical of a day where my arthritis has flared I had much of an appetite today and have just picked at food…

But despite the fact that I feel low physically has been a pretty good day…will reset and do what I wanted to do today tomorrow…an unusual Sunday with very little needed commitment at church

Friday, May 19, 2006

Not a good day…work wise…explanation will be deleted…

Thursday, May 18, 2006

I spent a fair share of the morning in the warehouse, and came back just before 11AM…clerk said I got a call from a trucker bringing the test shipment from a new vendor …now this was being delivered by their own truck…it was supposed to be delivered yesterday…now mind you the vendor is maybe 2 and ½ hours away and when I left at 4:30 PM the load still hadn’t arrived…I don’t really give 2 hoots if I can save a small amount of the companies money if I deal with you…if you can’t hit a delivery date on the nose who won’t get much of my business…

Tomorrow promises to be an extremely heavy day…got 2 outbounds…one of which will be a real pain…and one full load in bound…4+ hours seat time in the old forklift for the trollie…dang…

But has been a gentle day after work…payday…got a small raise…but retro to my anniversary date…so with the federal return that came this week my checking account is back to an acceptable amount…

Have spent quality time with both cats tonight…

Nite all

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Just got done watching the current Top Chef episode…was really pissed off two weeks ago when Dave got into the finally 3 over Leann…from the first week I had picked Leann, Harold and Tiffini was the top three…I was waiting this week to see Tiffini sent home and Harold and the emotional disaster that is Dave in the final two…I think they would have put him in the final two if they could…not the judges but the produces…read the small print in the credits…the votes by the judges are reviewed by the producers…lets face it they have to sell the show…but Dave f*cked up…in the third of 3 challenges tonight they needed to produce three dishes…and he plated two…and that sealed his fate…thank the fates…I would have rather seen Harold and Leann in the final two but I will accept Harold and Tiffini…finally a reality show where the best get to go head to head…well not finally…Big Break V that finished last week the two best were there in the finals…but those two shows where bisected by the survivor final where that didn’t happen by a long shot…

Monday, May 15, 2006

Today was a very hectic day, I had the CEO, the President, my boss, marketing, my clerk and the production shift foreman all needing my skills I the same dang 3 hour period, and I had other priorities that I needed to accomplish…dang…for a crazy morning…the afternoon chilled out a little but had a spooky time loading a dang high cube pup from the wrong dock to do that…

My federal tax return arrived today…but got it to late to cash it…will just about put me back on even keel…state to come and a retro-active pay raise that will come Thursday…and I’ll be back to even…over the last 6 weeks just too many unexpected bills…nuts…had hope to gain enough to take a real vacation this summer but now…doubt that will happen…

Sunday, May 14, 2006

As per usual I have a problem with the winner of survivor…the best of the best was Terry…he lost the last challenge and the D-lady chose Aras to the final two…a mistake…well probably not…I doubt she could have won against either Terry or Aras…. but she should have won against Aras…frankly Aras did no more then she did…but she hung in there and did win the finally challenge…I am greatly annoyed at the final vote…but then I think with one possible exception I have never agreed with the final survivor vote…

Has been an “off” day…nothing has occurred as I would have wished it…an ugly day…a disturbing day…but a typical day as recent personal history would suggest…