The Big DumpTruck

Throwing Little Thought Pebbles at Your Windshield Since 1996

Month: February, 2002

The two books I ordered on how to be a successful freelance writer just arrived. More money into the pockets of writers! I need to get some business drummed up for a couple of reasons:

1. I need to create something a customer is happy with just to reinforce that I am good at what I do. I know I am, but I want proof.

2. I need to have a client list to show other people so I can have an even bigger client list.

3. I can’t just sit here watching Mikey the Fish all day for the rest of my life. I did clean out his tank today. And every time I do, I’m reminded how much I appreciate that our friend Kim gave him to my son for a birthday present.

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They were WAY less noisy last night. Of course, it was freezing cold again, and I think they are noisier when it’s warmer out. Either way, I got some sleep and we can all be thankful for that. I did hear some rumblings early early this morning, but nothing that would jolt me out of sleep like they did the other night. Yeesh.

Poor mousies. I hardly knew ye.

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Looks like today I should call it the Snow Cam.

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WHY AREN’T THEY DEAD YET?!!!

I mean, I love animals, just not in a PETA-way. I love them when they are not in my house, when they are not potentiall destroying wiring that will set my house on first. When they are not leaving feces all over the floor, and messing up my insulation. They did NOT pay me rent, and I want them out. If it were possible to put them outside and tell them “listen, you can’t come back. You aren’t welcome” I would have. But these things are destructive, and worse, they have been getting so active and noisy that I can’t sleep. Do you understand? They keep me awake ALL NIGHT. It’s like living in an apartment building and the upstairs neighbors are having a party. I bang on the ceiling but it doesn’t stop them.

So last night I’d hoped they would be quiet, but NoooOooooOooo. I hope they find that mouse bait really tasty. And soon.

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One hundred and sixty-five dollars later, I am told that within 2 weeks Mickey Mouse and all his little relatives will no longer being alive in my attic. I think it’s worth every penny. Those little buggers are LOUD when they start scratching at 2 in the morning.

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I’ve decided to use the time I have sans work to make some improvements around the house. I don’t know that I’ll be able to do everything I want to all at once, after all, I’m unemployed (gotta fix that!) but I think I’m going to slap some paint on these old walls. I took junior with me to the paint store to look at the color options, which may have been a mistake. Now he thinks HE is going to get to paint the walls. Uh oh. I don’t think I’m ready to let a four-year-old help me paint.

Once I finalize on colors, I’ll see if I can recreate them here somehow. Or maybe the Sherwin Williams website has paint chips.

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I wrote anothe story that got into this week’s The Daily Probe! Warning to all my relatives: this web site is rated R.

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I ran out of one of my prescriptions a week ago Friday, and my PCP has been on vacation for a week. Turns out that this particular item has been the one that fixed me “I can’t seem to stay awake” problem. Man, I’m not going to let THAT one run out again.

p.s. I hope I’m not addicted to it, but if I am, I want to go to the treatment center that all the celebs go to. Do you have to live in California to go there?

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Went for a hike in the woods to search for bears. Well, not me so much as my brother-in-law and my dad. THey went on a bear hunt with my son and nephew. My sister and I had my niece and we couldn’t keep up with their mountain-climbing skills, and we stayed at a lower level of the bear’s forest home. Then we played on the playground. It was a bit chillier than it looked because there was a healthy breeze.

I think it’s a great idea to put the bears in the woods so you know they aren’t going to be in your back yard – I prefer to have to go out to find them.

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I have officially decided that I prefer a McDonald’s double cheeseburger to a Whopper Junior. I used to like the Whopper Junior, but I haven’t liked them in a while, and the one I had tonight seemed stale. Sure, it’s cheap food but you want it to be fresh.

McDonald’s probaby puts some chemical in their burgers to make them seem fresher longer. I don’t what to know about it.

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