The Big DumpTruck

Throwing Little Thought Pebbles at Your Windshield Since 1996

Month: December, 2007

Trash Truck Ballet

My desk at home is next to a window, which if you know me, is practically a need, not a want. I love looking out the window. This morning I was rewarded with a trash truck ballet, in which two different trash trucks slid and skidded and basically had no control. Ya, it’s slippery on my street. No sanding again, which is nice. Eventually the truck that slid past the end of my street was able to get itself turned around before the other one almost took out a small snow bank. Eventually they just parked the two trucks and all stood in the street talking, probably asking themselves if it was really worth it to come in to work this morning.

Photo evidence of the two trucks out my window.


Wintery Mix

I only want a wintery mix if it involves peppermint candies and chocolate. Okay, that didn’t make a lot of sense, but I got tired of trying to think of something funny. Maybe I should not have said anything then? I’ll leave that up to you.

I’m going to try to take a little movie of what my Christmas tree is currently doing. It’s blinking. But very slowly. It could blink faster but it’s hugely obnoxious. I know because it was doing it recently. (We bought a remove on-off plug thingy that you can use to plug in three strings of lights and what it does is turn them on and off at different times so it looks twinkly, but we have a pre-lit fake tree so it doesn’t twinkle, it just blinks like a crazy person.

Saw the movie “Enchanted” today – it was fantastic. Highly recommend this one, especially if you have any experience watching Disney Princess movies.

Here is our tree and the current fire. Note the soothing blinkage.



Code in my Node

I need to get a better understanding of anatomy because I still don’t understand how one side of your nose can be completely stuffy and icky for days at a time while the other side is free and clear. Does that make any sense? Aren’t your nostrils just two tubes going into the same place? Like the in and out doors to the kitchen at Denny’s, so to speak.

While sitting around and being lazy this morning I updated my Amazon “Be Like Jody” store. There you can find some of things you should buy if you want to be like me. I have a ton of things that I should add to it, but it’s a good start. There were two items on the old version that I said I wanted, that I needed up update because eventually got upgraded versions of both of them.

So go ahead and be like me
. And remember, if you use my link to get to Amazon, for whatever you are buying, I can make a few pennies and I will love you forever. And you want me to love you forever, don’t you?


Catching Up On Other Things

With NaNoWriMo over, I’m trying to catch up on all the other stuff I’ve been putting off. I have to do Christmas cards (maybe…I’m getting really bad about them) and our annual Christmas calendar (which requires a little more work than I’ve had time for).

I am also still going through all the Disney photos from October…slowly, ever so slowly.

Here’s another one for you, because you’ve been patient. If you like this one, there are a few more like it over in my flickr photostream.

Musical Spectromagic