What I Do At Work

Here’s a spooky picture (taken with nightvision):

And it’s sort of blurry, but here’s my Dragonsauraus:

I can’t help but feel lucky to have this job sometimes.


Friday morning cartoon!

You can find more of Bill Sargent’s cartoons here.

Early voting is still happening, and will be until Nov. 3. If for no other reason, get Perry out of office so the poor kids of Texas don’t have to take a TAKS test as if their life depended on it.

I should really write more, since interesting things happen throughout the week but I forget them all by the time I decide to blog. Oh well.

If you’re in Austin and you know where I live, come by tomorrow night. There will be ABBA. That’s all you need to know.


I usually use Oral-B Satin Floss, because it really does slide through my teeth like satin. And that’s important, as I don’t have very big gaps between my teeth. They are instead rather close together. Last night I realized that I hadn’t flossed in a while, since the boyfriend (who flosses every night no matter where he is) had used the last of my Satin wonderfulness. So I borrowed, nay, stole some regular Mint Waxed floss from my cousin/roommate. I think it was Johnson’s, but I can’t be sure.

I hadn’t realized how spoiled I’d gotten with my Satin. While using Oral-B’s floss, I could vaguely remember my dentist always telling me that if floss got stuck between your teeth, don’t yank–slide it out. That’s mad!, I thought. My floss doesn’t get stuck between my teeth!, I thought.

The regular waxed floss reacts badly when it touches water and teeth. It does not slide between my teeth; rather, it jerks up to my gums, moves a millimeter back and forth, then gets stuck on the way out. And I mean STUCK. It got so bad a couple of times that I had to freak out, calm down, remember what the dentist said, then find creative ways to manuever it out from between my teeth. Because there was no sliding. The wax acted like a glue rather than a lubricant. My teeth are still a little sensitive today, especially the ones that I got close to pulling out while trying to dislodge the demon floss.

Listen to me people. Buy the Satin floss. Your life will change. But you’ll never be able to use another floss again.

Back at home

I’m sitting at home in my dad’s reclining chair watching news anchors talk about the Navy’s 231st birthday. My plans for this weekend changed a few days ago, and I thought I’d just be sitting around alone at home tonight. But I’m at home home now, the house I grew up in, due mainly to a slideshow emailed to me by my mother that contained pictures of my youngest niece and nephew. How can one not come home after seeing adorable family like that?

My mom and I played a stirring game of jacks tonight, which she won of course. Last weekend we had a quick challenge, and she beat me pretty handily. Tonight I gave her a run for her money, but of course she remains “the champ” (her term).

In case anyone has a hard time recalling what jacks look like,

Now we’re watching If Looks Could Kill. Richard Grieco. Enough said. Well, not enough. This movie also stars the Sheriff of Rottingham.

What I Did At Work Today

Stole this picture from Party City’s website:

Scanned this picture of my Driver’s License:

And put the two together. Because of copyright reasons (and also because it’s already on the door to our office) I can’t show you the end product. But trust me, it’s good.

Kinky, ACL, & Baseball (American traditions)

Kinky Friedman is a candidate I’m supporting. I know the people who take the time to read this aren’t all Kinky fans. So if you’re not, the next paragraph might just be scanning material.

First off, Kinky will be at UT this Wednesday. He will be in the Texas Union Ballroom beginning at 11. I’m going to take an early lunch, but I doubt I’ll make it in time to be able to see the man. Hopefully they’ll have their sound system blaring so those of us who are short and in the back will be able to hear him. It’s officially 11-1, so if you have the time, please make it out there to hear him.

Second, I got an email from the boyfriend tonight that stated this:

“We are less than a week away from the only televised debates of this gubernatorial election. That’s right: the only chance you are going to get to see the people vying to lead Texas for the next four years going head-to-head will be this Friday night, before the UT-OU football game.

Democracy! The debate’s going to be an hour long, without commercials, and will run from 7pm-8pm (central time). In addition to the statewide cable channel TXCN, the following stations will run the debate:

In Dallas WFAA
In Houston KHOU
In San Antonio KENS-TV
In Austin KVUE-TV”

Even if you’re not a Kinky believer, I think this debate is worth your time. Come on guys, this state just isn’t getting it done anymore (the country’s not doing so hot lately either). Please do something…vote.

I’ve finally uploaded my very lame collection of ACL pictures to Flickr. I forget that I have my camera when I’m having a good time. My Cowboys pictures are still coming…

My ‘Stros aren’t in the running anymore. So I’m giving my allegiance to (gasp, sigh, hanging of head) the St. Louis Cardinals. If anyone SHOULD win, it should be them. I’m not taking into account the recent slip and slide they had, mind you. But this is a good, solid team. They only thing that could hurt them (and probably will) is their lack of good pitchers. Let’s hope Pujols, Edmonds, Carpenter, and the boys can pull them through. Good luck guys. This is the one time I’ll be rooting for you.