I just finished filing my income tax returns. And wow, does it make me feel older than Methusaleh to admit that I have to do that now, and that I’m responsible enough to do it this early. Good thing TeleFile makes it painless even for mathematical morons like yours truly. And now, I get to start window shopping for the one splurge item I shall allow myself before putting the rest away for More Important Matters. I can tell you right now that I will never in my life purchase (1) those damnedugly clunky boots that I’m very happy have …

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…for mine is a lonely quest. only not.

For the past three weeks or so, I’ve been idly dropping by the computer store in the student union after classes to look over their selection of laptop backpacks. Since the new quarter is beginning soon, they’ve been adding new brands and designs just about every time I’ve peeked in. Unfortunately, they’re always new brands and designs that are consistently and invariably butt ugly. No, I’m serious. I know this is a universally perceived problem because every time I stand there and puzzle over this dilemma, I inevitably end up in the company of yet another student who is also …

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*snerk*

Overheard at the grocery store checkout line just a few minutes ago, from the Average Joe Bachelor in back of me. “Yeah, I had to buy this bottle of fabric softener with a little girl and a blanket on it. Sometimes I wonder why they don’t make ones with a guy and a football or something. Then I wonder if I’d actually buy it, because you have to wonder what sort of smell it’d have. I don’t think it’d smell the same as this stuff. Okay, I take that back. I don’t think I want football guy scented clothing. Pink …

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Hee. So my cubicle is in the back corner of the block furthest away from my supervisor and none of the other people who are my immediate neighbors are here today. I have a fast connection and a happy computer. There is very little in my inbox to do and I need to make it last for the entire day. I have to sound like I’m typing because that obviously means I’m being productive. So that I can be paid to update my LJ. Sometimes, work is cool. In other news, multi-packs of little boys’ cartoon-emblazoned briefs ROCK. Besides being …

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The Order of Glitter Picks ‘n’ Pans of the Week

IN THEATERS: Minority Report: Wherein Steve manages to *not* leave us pained and feeling vaguely gummy by the ending. A very decently wrought flick. Lesson definitely learned from AI. Either that, or his staff is doing a better job of spritzing his nose whenever he decides he’s come up with a “better” re-write. Of course, we’re pretty sure we know where the original ending was and where he decided a new one was needed. All the same, it worked out decently. Steve: Hey guys! *waves around newly revised script* So I rethought the ending, and wouldn’t it be great if …

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This weekend… * I saw deer. Two black-tailed deer, endemic to Pacific coastal mountain ranges between Alaska and California. They couldn’t have been mule deer, which are also common around here, they were much too small. A mother and a baby. They were just ambling along the side of the hill, about two feet from my parked car. It was well past dusk, outside of Sheila’s apartment complex. She lives up in the hills, smack in the middle of Wild Kingdom, so it seems. There’s also a huge warren of wild rabbits that frolic on their lawns, small flocks of …

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