August 27th, 2008


That Dead Guy Propped Up In The Corner Is Me

Yesterday was much better from a work perspective.  No major issues, just long and draggy.  The game went well.  The rogue is definitely a better fit for me, and in the major fight, he put the kill in on all three of the big threats (to be fair, his teammates chewed them up quite a bit).

Unfortunately, when I got home, I was keyed up and, worse, knew I had today off (AT&T is supposed to come out today to address our phone/internet problems).  As such, I took none of my usual winding-down procedures, instead staying up to fart around on the web and finish Fool Moon (the second Dresden Files book).  I finally turned in around 3 AM, only then remembering that I'd told Jane I'd get up and take C-Monster to school this morning.

I got him there and piled back into bed, but by then, the inevitable onslaught of work email began turning up on my BlackBerry.  And even though I'm off today, I still find myself looking at it.  I managed to sleep fitfully until about 11, then woke up with a headache, took some medicine and ate a little.  I still haven't heard from the phone guy, I need to go to the grocery store and hoped to go grab comics, but I don't dare leave the house until after he gets here.
  • Current Mood
    exhausted exhausted
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The Bad:  The AT&T guy didn't show up until a quarter of five.

The Good:  When he did show, he fixed things.  Turns out the the box where our phone stuff enters the house had a bad seal and water was getting in there and there was some corrosion.  Also, the subswitch thing out in in our back yard sits too low in the ground and was accumulating water.  Our circuit happened to be on the lowest possible pair, which was getting it even wetter.  He cleaned things out and fixed it all and things sound clear.

However, it's fucking annoying that we had to wait a few weeks for this until we got our inline service restored, because none of this was covered under inline service.  It was all AT&T's end of things in the first place, but the last tech they sent out here (on a wet day) clearly couldn't be bothered to do a thorough job, apart from reporting a short that must be somewhere in the house.

Still, it's working properly now.  I've had a day off to myself, which is both fine and dandy.  I spent the afternoon pulling together a "Supernatural" playlist, consisting of classic rock tracks that have played on the show.  Even incomplete, it's nearly three hours of music.  I've no idea what to do with it, but it served as a decent puttering around project.
  • Current Music
    Bad Company, "Bad Company"

Dinner Recipe

Koushari.  Or Kosharie.  Or Qushari.

1 cup brown lentils
1 cup rice
1 cup pasta
1 medium can chick peas
1 can tomato puree
1 large onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic

Boil the lentils, rice and pasta separately.  While they're cooking, brown the diced onion and garlic.  Mix in the tomato puree.  Set aside.

Mix the lentils, rice, chick peas, and pasta in a large bowl.  Toss in the tomato mixture.  Serve with chili sauce to taste.

Feeds roughly an army.