Oct 16 2008
Sitting here on less than five hours sleep, one
16 17 hour day following an 18 hour day. Being reminded that I hadn’t posted this month, which has to be close to a record for me.
So hey, there’s a financial crisis happening - go figure! I’m so not in touch. With anything. But the world keeps turning, even if you’re not watching.
Like when I happened to (flukishly) drive to the shops one Saturday a few weeks ago because I was out of sugar (a girl’s gotta have her coffee right?), and happened to notice a shite load of cars out the front of the local school, along with those A frame banner thingys. I thought, “hmmm, this reminds me of election day”. So I pulled up & moseyed over with my 6 year old and sure enough it was an election. For something. Local council maybe? I dutifully took every “how to vote for this person you’ve never heard of” flyer, got my name crossed off & walked to a booth.
I showed the flyers to my daughter (more interested in the process that I was) and asked her who she thought I should vote for. She looked at me somewhat perplexed and said “I don’t think it should be up to me to decide”. Damn, kid’s right. I said to her “I’m just kidding” (as I closed my eyes and picked one). Yeah, apathy personified. Do you think “I seriously had no idea there was an election” would be a valid excuse for not voting?
My parents visited the other day (or maybe week, I lose track) and my mum commented on all the cards hanging over the slats of my Venetian blinds. “Are you getting Christmas cards already?” she asked. “No mum, I replied those are from the last 2 years”. Guess I should think about taking them down, sometime.
It’s a bit like taking stuff out of your pantry that has expired
more than 2 years ago recently. And hey! Did you know some body lotion has an expiry date? Yeah, I learned that one the hard way. Noticed I had a few dry spots on my leg so I applied some stuff on my legs & hopped into bed. A few minutes later my legs were stinging, so I went back into the bathroom and checked out the pump pack. Damn stuff expired in 2004. Holy cow! I’ve moved house since then & carted it with me. I guess you gather I’m not much for beauty products either.
Ah, don’t you love technology? Sometimes I lose my printer connection. It usually rights itself after I reboot, but who has time to reboot during the day, and shut down the
64 multiple tabs and applications that accumulate? So for about 3 days running my printer wouldn’t print. I got around it, but eventually I needed to print. So I figure I have to reinstall my printer - spent 10 minutes looking for the driver disk, figured I’d just download the driver, realised I’d already done that some months ago, and just before I was about to reinstall I do a cursory check of all the connections. [quote Gordon Ramsay]! The printer was turned off! Feeling rather sheepish and admitting to my “blonde moment” I told a colleague. Who also sheepishly confessed that they had in fact turned the printer off (because all the lights were flashing). D’oh.
Have you had a “blonde moment” lately?