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Saturday, December 16, 2006

I just turned 59 a few days ago and this Christmas is kind of weird…it’s the first one that I don’t have to buy a gift for a parent…mom has been gone almost 8 years…and dad died late spring…yes I have nieces and nephews…a daughter and a son-in-law…a sister and a brother and the mandatory brother and sister in law…but no parent to buy a gift for…it seems a little odd…surreal…and not vey comforting…I have not decided as of yet what to buy for my sibs and their mates…the nieces and nephews and the daughter and her hubby …those gifts will be bought at my local bank…they get green…must decide what gifts to give those who really need nothing…a puzzle of some sort for sis’s hubby, a cookbook for brother’s wife and something insulting for my sibs…or at least funny…but can get away with it because I am the middle child and I am the black sheep of the family as it were…

On the other hand I may just take a trip up north to a very nice cheese shop and get a round of something for the B and his wife…my sis and her hubby…have no clue at this point…

I have determined several things today

1) Today was not the best physical day I’ve had in my 59+ years

2) Some days like today it would be better for all involved to just stay in bed…

3) I hate work

4) I am addicted to the Greek food know as Gyros

5) And finally I may be the last person in the US of A that does not have a cell phone

Friday, December 15, 2006

‘Twas an even day at work, not a great day, not a bad day just kind of a “same old…same old” day. Am basically over the flu but had very little energy today…decided to go to my fav Chinese buffet for supper…it’s been like 4 months since I’ve been there, am in that plaza (oops I guess modern term is strip mall) all the time, but tend to eat at the diner next store to it…upscale diner which features Greek fare…

Have a project to work on tomorrow…one of those things I save for weekend hours…must do it in a vacuum…when phones don’t ring and upstairs peeps are home and leave me alone…estimate shipping weights and measures for products we’ve never made…will amount to a SWAG…but I’m the only one who could come close…ah SWAG is a technical inventory/materials word…stands for scientific wild ass guess

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Whether I was experiencing flu symptoms , or whether it was something I ate…I have had a rough 24 hours…I tend to believe that it is flu but…never know…felt punk this AM but figured I’d feel better as the day progressed so went to work and was wrong…have some vacation time left…so took the PM off…

This installment of “Survivor”…what can I say…maybe the poorest played game ever…and there is nothing to endear me to root for anybody…I watch it out of rote…but I think the series either has to evolve…or get more interesting player personalities or die a awful death…have not check the Neilson ratings but I would be surprised if they were not down…

My cats have been behaving a bit strangely tonight…which is to say they have been acting quite normally…at least for them…they are cats after all…

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

I was blow away by the results of “Top Chef” tonight. The real problem that forced the black team to the elimination table was Cliff’s attitude…but he had immunity so he was safe…and Elia had her butt out in traffic…not fair maybe but that’s the way it happens sometimes…Mia stood up and quit to save Elia…I haven’t been a big fan of Mia but I got to give her props for that act…big props

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

It’s late and I should have been in bed a while ago but I have gotten addicted to the Bravo TV replays of the HBO series “Six Feet Under”…and the last new episode (at least to me) just finished…

I guess on one hand since it is 12/12/06 it is already my birthday, but technically I will not be 59 until about 8:20 AM this morning…a dinner at my D’s tonight and of course…always work…rats