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Daisy, Marko

Ice Ice Baby

Posted on 2006.12.04 at 08:54
Current Location: 63114
Current Music: Massive Attack: Mezzanine
I won't bore you with the details of this particular adventure. Suffice it to say from the time we were released early from work on Thursday due to the ice storm which hit most of the midwest, I was on the phone day and night for the next three days with multiple trips to work initially preparing for productivity without electricity and finally bringing up the environment once power was restored. I'm taking a much needed day off, as I haven't really had one all weekend. I know, "Wah." But between my family not having power and trying to field all the calls at work, it was exhausting.

All right stop, Collaborate and listen

Special thanks to galinda822 who hosted my family during the power outtage. We showed up early to watch BSG at her house and the kids played online games on her computer. The wife and kids slept in relative warmth and comfort that evening at her home. For some dumb reason, I wanted to 'hold down the fort' at the house and slept in my bed. It was 46-degrees when I awoke. Brrr.

Ice is back with my brand new invention

Of course work woke me up and after a quick office visit, I arrived onsite at galinda's to whip up buckwheat pancakes and eggs. Her frying pan is so awesome, and her spatula so thin, I was able to create amazing eggs over easy for the ladies. Later, when galinda & my wife went shopping, and my children were looking for some activities to participate in outside, I decided to do something I had never had reason to do before. I shoveled snow. Well, I attempted to. Because the two-inches of snow were atop two-inches of ice, it was quite the effort. Either way, I was not only successful in this endeavor, I was able to provide my body the workout I would have otherwise missed that day. Thanks galinda for having us!

Something grabs a hold of me tightly

I'd handed out my business card to all my neighbors so they'd have my cell phone. I rec'd the call at approximately 1400 that our power was back on. Not too bad, really, considering all the other neighborhoods which were still without. My wife's cousin Troy was deployed from Wichita to Saint Louis to augment the power company in getting the rest of the city restored. His 'peacetime' mission is as a registered Tree Doctor. During emergency times, however, he's a civil engineer who travels to trouble spots with a team to get entire cities up and running. He was able to stop by last night for a nice visit after work. I asked him if he thought there were any demographics involved in having brought up out neighborhood three days prior to other neighborhoods and he looked at me as if I were dumb for asking. I feel that out of everyone who could afford to replace the entire contents of their refrigerator, and afford to leave town, or take off work or stay in a hotel that we should really be the last ones to have our power restored. The poorer neighborhoods don't really have that option. Sorry, just me in a flash of liberalism.

Then I flow like a harpoon daily and nightly

I dreamed last night I was oiling my rod in front of drax0r & vember as they were having a conversation. I was the size of a pr0n-star but they wouldn't be distracted, even while including me in their conversation. It took both my hands. I was quite proud.

Will it ever stop? Yo - I don't know

I'm getting rid of the Bengal's. We're having a singularly unique problem that we have yet been able to solve, and that the cats have not grown out of yet. My wife has been frustrated with this for months, but I've been able to push it off. I lost that battle last week, when Niobe urinated on little girl's Cinderella, Tinkerbell, Snow White, and [some other Disney] Princess dress. I've carved out a Gallery Album for them here. They'll be going back to their brothers and sisters. I will miss them something fierce.

Turn off the lights and I'll glow

Called ProfessorTom yesterday afternoon and my wife and I had a nice chat with him. I guess we talked about half an hour or so. The bastard hadn't posted in so long I felt he deserved some verbal abuse. As is usual for Mr. Tom, his basket runneth over. I think this also marks the first time my wife has acknowledged his presence. So we should write that down or something.

To the extreme I rock a mic like a vandal

And lastly, I read a book to my daughter last night where a boy went on an overnight cruise with six girls. It didn't seem a very age-appropriate subject. The title of this little gem was 'Strawberry Shortcake meets Rainbow Sherbert."

Light up a stage and wax a chump like a candle.


galinda822 at 2006-12-05 00:48 (UTC) (Link)
Any time!!!! You and your family are always welcome at my home!

Hmmm, both hands huh? ;)
ehowton at 2006-12-06 05:16 (UTC) (Link)
I could've used another hand...
galinda822 at 2006-12-06 14:24 (UTC) (Link)

What are friends for!

ANYTIME you need a helping hand just let me know! :)
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2006-12-07 18:44 (UTC) (Link)
I too could use another hand!!!!

Ever heard the sound of one hand clapping, that's me.
snapper521 at 2006-12-05 03:45 (UTC) (Link)
Sorry you had such a difficult bout with the snow/ice. :-( It's never a good thing when the snow knocks out power.

Haha both hands huh? *grins* Ah flip it Eric your such a guy sometimes... although I would expect this type of flim-flammery from the professor... not you! Haha.

Now I know where he gets it! :-D

Sorry you have to get rid of your cats :-(

BTW - though this has nothing to do with you that I'm aware of, we have yet another one. She's a long haired tiger (yellow) and has proven herself to be a very very VERY big cuddle kitty. And she has without a doubt claimed my sister as her cuddle buddy. She hasn't left meg's lap for longer then 10 minutes to get a drink, use the litter box and eat a mouth full of food before she was back to sleep on meg's lap. *laughs* I guess she's been like this for the past 5 hours! All I can say is wow...

She was supposed to stay in the barn, but somehow, she snuck into the house and has since taken up residence in megs lap... haha. :-D

Strawberry shortcake: The originals are better then the present remakes. As you found out, the remakes have suptle hints in them.

Anyway -

*holds up my glass* Here's to you and your family Eric. :-)
ehowton at 2006-12-06 05:18 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, both hands. Go figure. And you ma'am, are such a girl. The new Strawberry Shortcake is owned by Bandai - the same people who own Power Rangers. Any guesses where all my money goes with one boy and one girl???
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2006-12-05 06:47 (UTC) (Link)
I was oiling my rod in front of drax0r

I'm sure that was not the first time!!!!
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2006-12-06 04:43 (UTC) (Link)
ehowton at 2006-12-06 05:19 (UTC) (Link)
Magnum P.I. Wow.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2006-12-06 06:15 (UTC) (Link)
Don't be sarcastic, it's one of my favorite shows.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2006-12-06 05:06 (UTC) (Link)
I'm getting rid of the Bengal's.

I'm SORRY about the Bengals but you can't have Lady Sirella or Trelane back!!! Maybe Odo, Wendy wants to get rid of him.
ehowton at 2006-12-06 05:19 (UTC) (Link)
I'll take Q?
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2006-12-06 06:14 (UTC) (Link)
You have no I Q!!!!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-12-07 04:33 (UTC) (Link)

For some dumb reason, I wanted to 'hold down the fort' at the house and slept in my bed.
Boys will be boys.

I can tell you have a great love for those who are near you. You are an awesome person.

I was not only successful in this endeavor…thanks galinda822
Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah! That's what friends are for.

…demographics involved…
Politics are but a necessary evil and abound everywhere.

…just me in a flash of liberalism.
Alrighty then! Let's turn this into a positive Conservative exercise.

So you feel bad that because you have more ways and means that preference should have been given to the less fortunate. This is being a respectable citizen and I think it shows your altruism. However, (and this may not be practical here, but remember it's an exercise, not an action plan) one idea would have been to organize a group in your demographic (even if that group consisted of only you) to give a hand up to those less fortunate. Blanket drives, food donations and soup kitchens come to mind. Any ideas to add here?

I dreamed…
If you're not careful, your dreams are going to get you in trouble. I suppose this is payback for the entry for 1610 here? Now that I re-read that, it wasn't a graphic as you tried to paint it out to be. Ya bastard.

Called ProfessorTom yesterday…
Thanks for the mention. This is probably why everyone is so pissed off with me in your latest post. I meant to read this one several days ago, had it in my browser, but got to doing other things and then had to reset the b0x3n.

Furthermore, you should distinguish between the fact that you called me schpydurx and not yourself professortom. Perhaps you meant to say Professor Tom.

The bastard hadn't posted in so long I felt he deserved some verbal abuse.
snapper521 told me that you thought you were a bit harsh on me. On the contrary! I'll let you know when you're too harsh. What I'll never understand is why it is you take such an interest in me. That isn't to say I mind it--hell, you have no idea how much shit you brought me though and how many times you've been a place to vent on and draw inspiration from. All I'm saying is unless you see too much of yourself in me, I'll never know why it is that you have such a keen interest in me. Either way, I'm glad we're friends.

As is usual for Mr. Tom, his basket runneth over.
and then after all that talk, it ran over beyond both of our wildest imaginations. w00t! w00t!

I think this also marks the first time my wife has acknowledged his presence.
Other then a brief admonishment on LJ, I would have to agree with you on that one. What I am curious about is this: was I on speakerphone? Cause there was a lot of clarity when she was speaking.

So we should write that down or something.
You just did.

It didn't seem a very age-appropriate subject.
It sounds like it wasn't.

ehowton at 2006-12-08 23:16 (UTC) (Link)
I'll never know why it is that you have such a keen interest in me.
I'm a happy and successful man. I was your age once. I'd like to see you skip the stupid phase.

Any ideas to add here?

was I on speakerphone?

Have a fantastic weekend, sir.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-12-09 00:47 (UTC) (Link)
short, sweet and to the point.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2008-02-10 17:45 (UTC) (Link)
I remember being astonished for days with the two hands thing and you being so proud about it.
Tomas (pronunced Thomas)
professortom at 2008-04-19 01:09 (UTC) (Link)
I don't get it.
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