Mostly harmless (corto) wrote,
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Friday, February 17



I'm not going to be CFS tomorrow... Just say'en... I have GOT TO BE ONLINE to post my morning post and make special wishes for my Feb 18 girls... Laur, Amy and Sarah. :)

So... Off to Home Despot and buy ... the least expensive Weiser front door handle, dead bolt thing I can and it still be a good looking door handle.
Home... and deal with kid stuff... then start taking apart the door. (brrrrr... it was frigging cold out... door wide open!)

See... a couple of years ago, we painted the house. This included the front door. It used to be this icky city Lime Green.
Yeah, well el'cheepo door handle is NOT THE SAME SHAPE as the old one. So say hello to all that LIME GREEN door sticking out around the edges.
GAH!!!! Down to the basement... root through the paint cans and find the matching colour.
I'm painting my front fricking door at 9:00 at night.
Hair dryer... trying to speed the paint drying thing... needs a second coat.
meanwhile, I almost TOTALLY destroy THE DEAD-BOLT part of the new stuff... by using the wrong screws... (in my defense, the picture in the idiotic instructions showed "pointy screws" ... so I used them... when I should have been using these tiny-thread "machine screws")
By the time this was sorted, Home Despot was closed... so I spent an hour a) getting the overtightened, now stripped, screws out... and desperately trying to re-thread the proper screws into it... gentle turning... and, after the paint dried, and after I got the threads in the dead bolt back to "passable" it was almost midnight... but the job's done and the freaking agents can now get in.

sigh.

wearing
~ black ftls
~ new p-z jeans... [ :: still love them... although... 'new' is stretching it a bit...:: ]
~ black t and a gray weird satin-ish kinda shirt. :)
planning
~ CHIP 4 INCHES OF ICE OFF MY CAR... holy fuck man!!!!
~ get to work ... wwwway late (like 10:00)
~ work like a banshee to get through today... I need to finish a report today... grrrrr.
~ tonight? Well we still haven't watched LOST
~ oh, and write about Survivor... (OMG I laughed my ass off!!!!)
wishing
~ that serpah doesn't take too much heat over the acres... :D
~ some good luck out to rini on getting over the many hurdles that are between you and Sunday. :)
~ I could go to the symphony with carefreespirit...
~ and for excellence in medicine to make a diff for acoolsecretary's granddaughter... :)

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I read this in an email message that started with talk about the "outrage" in the muslim world over the cartoons, and ended with a note about how it's easy to see that the challenges the world sees with the international muslim community is only a reflection of the actions of a minority.
So let me repost part of this email and point out that I realize "the muslim" community is not the problem... but rather the real problem is the freak-brother-zealots who have hijacked their religion.
Todays subject? Muslim Outrage.
# Muslims fly commercial airliners into buildings in New York City. No Muslim outrage.
# Muslim officials block the exit where school girls are trying to escape a burning building because their faces were exposed. No Muslim outrage.
# Muslims cut off the heads of three teenaged girls on their way to school in Indonesia. A Christian school. No Muslim outrage.
# Muslims murder teachers trying to teach Muslim children in Iraq. No Muslim outrage.
# Muslims murder over 80 tourists with car bombs outside cafes and hotels in Egypt. No Muslim outrage.
# A Muslim attacks a missionary children's school in India. Kills six. No Muslim outrage.
# Muslims slaughter hundreds of children and teachers in Beslan, Russia. Muslims shoot children in the back. No Muslim outrage.
# Let's go way back. Muslims kidnap and kill athletes at the Munich Summer Olympics. No Muslim outrage.
# Muslims fire rocket-propelled grenades into schools full of children in Israel. No Muslim outrage.
# Muslims murder more than 50 commuters in attacks on London subways and busses. Over 700 are injured. No Muslim outrage.
# Muslims massacre dozens of innocents at a Passover Seder. No Muslim outrage.
# Muslims murder innocent vacationers in Bali. No Muslim outrage.
# Muslim newspapers publish anti-Semitic cartoons. No Muslim outrage
# Muslims are involved, on one side or the other, in almost every one of the 125+ shooting wars around the world. No Muslim outrage.
# Muslims beat the charred bodies of Western civilians with their shoes, then hang them from a bridge. No Muslim outrage.
# Newspapers in Denmark and Norway publish cartoons depicting Mohammed. Muslims are outraged.
~ awesome. :)

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I listened to an interview with one of the women on the
Canadian Womens Olympic hockey team. They'll likely be
in the medals. The one they interviewed ... she's a new
mom. Imagine her story... Athlete, married... preggers...
has a baby... back in training two weeks after and back
in the game within months. She's at the Olympics now and
her baby is only months old. Listening to her story and
her talk about becoming pregnant and training through her
pregnancy etc... I was overcome with one thought... Men
have absolutely no freaking idea what "hard work" is all
about. Nothing. I remain completely in awe of women...
let alone successful women in sport, business, or politics...
They fight an uphill battle just be judged fairly. They must
juggle multiple social pressures if they want to pursue any
goals outside of the home and the ones that do manage a
household are never properly credited with the work that
role requires.
I mean... sure... I love women because I'm an old dog and
get to spend time letting the little head do all the thinking...
but when the big head is in charge ... I'm still amazed,
impressed and awe struck by women.
Men have no freaking idea...

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K... the peeps I work with here... other consultants... just actually SANG happy birthday to me and presented me with a chocolate brownie explosion thing (with a candle lit). It was a small and simple gesture... but ... I'm a sucker for the kindness of friends. :) Kinda blew me away.

Have a great friday yo!! :D :D
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