The Big DumpTruck

Throwing Little Thought Pebbles at Your Windshield Since 1996

Month: April, 2002

Uh oh, gas jumped up to 1.35 today. I should have filled yesterday and saved 35 cents.

Chicken is good. Really.

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Update on instant review: DO NOT LET YOUR FOUR YEAR OLD WATCH THIS SHOW UNLESS YOU GO TO THE NICK SITE AND READ UP ON HOW TO TALK TO YOUR KID ABOUT THIS EPISODE!

My son was a sobbing mess at the end as Steve was leaving. “I want Steve!” Oh my gosh, it was like someone died. I really hadn’t anticipated that. Stupid me.

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Instant Review:

New guy on Blue’s Clues? Hottie.

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I remember what I wanted to write about.

I’m in the middle of reading the Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil. I’m only vaguely aware of the story, having put off seeing the movie until I read the book (which I finally started last week).

So I’m reading the travel section of the local paper this morning, and I see that there is a small article about Savannah, and how you can visit all the houses, the cemetary, etc. from the book. Oh, and it proceeds to “spoil” the book for me. Nice. Last place I expected to have my book ruined was in the Sunday travel section.

If it wasn’t such a great book I’d probably move on to something else in the stack.

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Note to self: on Sunday, the CVS I use closes at 6pm. *sigh*

I was going to say something here about something my mother said this evening but instead I went and added it to the Dump that I posted Friday night. We haven’t had a crush of visitors anyway, so I thought it would be okay. If anyone read the Dump already, you can go back to see the new section. Or not. I mean, it’s not going to change my life.

I’ve been in 2nd place in my fantasy baseball league the past couple of days. See, I told you I couldn’t hold on to the top spot all season. And I forgot to look over my pitchers today and I didn’t “unbench” my only starting pitcher who is actually playing today. THAT will cost me a few points.

There was something else I wanted to mention. I thought of it in the car but now I can’t remember what it was. I’m sure it would have been great. Or not.

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As I mentioned in Wednesday’s Blog entry I was supposed to make an attempt at de-cluttering. I am happy to announce that the closet is 3/4 finished, there’s a box of stuff for a yard sale, and I have almost a full bag of rubbish ready to go. And as I feared, doing one thing led to me having to do something ELSE, etc. etc. and not only did I get the patio furniture put outside as part of the same effort, but I washed the bathroom floor and made a box of books to donate. I told you that I couldn’t just clean one space without having to move and do something else. Oh, yes, other things done related to this were finding a new location to store all my laundry soaps, etc., dusting the television, putting together all the pieces of our electric ice cream maker (!) and reorganizing all my mixing bowls. Isn’t this fun!

The problem is, the closet is still pretty full at this point, so I’m not sure where I’m going to put the office supplies that are slowly taking over the living room. I think for now I’m going to just make cleaning up all Junior’s toys and moving them into the basement the next priority. Priority three will be to maybe take the blue bin we use as a kind of a coffee table (pitiful, I know, but the one I want is $350, and the blue bin was only $10) empty everything out of it (I think I know what’s in there) and put office supplies in it. I already have priorities 4 and 5 in my head but I’ll save that for another post.

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I have to update the main Dump tonight because it might be included in an email going out on Sunday to a LOT of people who subscribe to Linky & Dinky. Gotta sweep out the cobwebs and put fresh doilies on the arms of the sofa.

(No, I don’t really call it a sofa.)

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Search term of the day: Someone went to google and searched for “Jody hell she can make for a man” and I’m apparently the number one hit for that phrase. Yes, I can make hell for many a man. Try me.

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Mike the Fish is still alive and kicking. Seems to be in better spirits, and ate all his breakfast this morning. Just now he was swimming backwards, so who knows what’s going on in his little world.

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Well, I got him to eat a few pieces of food, so maybe he’s not on death’s door, but we’ve had him since January 12th and that’s the FIRST time he’s ever not eaten his breakfast.

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