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Saturday, October 27, 2001


I tried to get in for an oil change at my local dealer (cause I wanted them to look at something else) and they rejected me. Well, they said I could "leave it" and they'd fit it in, but I don't feel like sitting in the waiting room for 5 hours. They only get one channel on the tv in the waiting room, and unlike Saturn, there is no bagel and beverage area. Not that I'm tied to car dealer bagels, but I don't have a ride, so I'd be trapped. If they were located next to a shopping mall or a movie theater, we'd be talking a whole different ball game.

So if you see me next week, I'm the one with dirty oil.
posted by J L 9:25 AM

Friday, October 26, 2001

Yesterday at our monthly company meeting, they had make-your-own sundaes. That was very very cool. But now it's Friday afternoon and I'm just wondering why they didn't let us finished up the leftovers today. There was enough for everyone to have a 2nd bowl, that's for sure.

Instead, I found a new blog I like, and added it to the link list. I hope someday someone links to mine. (And trust me, I'll know when you do.)
posted by J L 4:47 PM

This guy, James Lileks , gets paid to do what I want to do. Gosh, I'm jealous. I'm also a huge fan. I recently bought one of his old out-of-print books on Amazon, and now I have to buy the rest. But more importantly, I need to buy his NEW book.

I've written about him in the Dump before. I love his work.
posted by J L 12:26 PM

I think I'm going to give the chili a final score of 2 to my 0. A worthy opponent. I won't be doing THAT again soon.

But in the freaky "someone is playing with your world" arena, I was at my mom's after work to pick up my son, and she said "Hey, do you want to stay for dinner? I made chili." What are the odds? What are they?!

(No, I didn't stay. I would have had to sleep out in the back yard. But darn, it would have been nice to not have to make supper.)
posted by J L 9:14 AM

Thursday, October 25, 2001


Cafeteria Chili 1
Jody 0
posted by J L 2:06 PM

No anthrax in the office today. However, I am eating cafeteria chili, so I don't fear much in this world anyway.

It's not that it's's just not good. And why eat anything with beans at work, really?

Okay, so far, no reaction to lunch. I will keep you updated.
posted by J L 12:39 PM

Sometimes you run across a game that makes you laugh just reading the description. I got a link to Sheep Raider in the mail today and the concept just makes me want to high-five the creators. Now THAT is an original concept.
posted by J L 9:33 AM

A site for Spongebob fans! Now we have a starting point for OTHER Spongebob sites! I'll have to save the link to i *heart* spongebob and others for when Mookie is old enough to appreciate it.
posted by J L 8:48 AM

OOooh, heard that there was a dumptruck rollover on Route 2 this morning. Half of me is glad it wasn't on the stretch I drive, and half of me wanted to take a picture of a rolled-over dumptruck for the site.

But only if nobody got hurt. I'm not into those kinds of photos, thank you very much.
posted by J L 8:45 AM

Wednesday, October 24, 2001

I do think people care about the minutae of my life.
posted by J L 4:28 PM

I'm a little annoyed at my husband today. He didn't really do anything, but the problem is with his new car.

See, he used to drive a green Saturn LS, and nobody but nobody drives those. So if I saw one, hey, there was a good chance it was him. Cool.

Now he drives a tannish Camry and good Lord, they are EVERYWHERE. I keep seeing them, and thinking "Hey, Is that him?" and it isn't. (See, both of us commute for a stretch on the same piece of Route 2, so I keep thinking maybe, just maybe, we'll be on it at the same time coming home.)

I'm just saying.
posted by J L 1:58 PM

Okay, the newsletter just went out, let's see how this works. The Big DumpTruck Test Page.

I am now soliciting feedback to the eternal question: Should the Big DumpTruck become a "daily" that doesn't have a newsletter announcement or formal archives (in the format we previously had)
posted by J L 12:17 PM

Tuesday, October 23, 2001

Did this work?
posted by J L 9:41 PM

Another day, another dollar fifty. Mookie's nose is running like, well, let me come up with something clever and I'll edit this post later.

I on the other hand, am basking in the warm glow of my monitor. Mmmmmm. Nice.
posted by J L 2:57 PM

Woo hoo! I made the front page of the The Daily Probe again! I love it! I think the regular contributors are some of the funniest people on the planet, and to be considered "one of the staff" is, well, an honor. I would never tell THEM that, but as the token chick on the staff, well, it humbles me. I'm just happy to contribute, even when it's for the stuff that you don't get credit for.

So go read it people!
posted by J L 9:45 AM

Monday, October 22, 2001

I was doing some work-related web research (no, really!) and found that a keynote speaker (for some chamber of commerce meeting) has the title "chief creatologist" and I started thinking I might like that title for myself.
posted by J L 3:02 PM

This is a good Monday. It started a little too early (uh, 4:15am when my son woke me up to blow his nose about 50 times) but look at that, it's already after lunch!

I had a ham and american cheese with mustard. They don't have Gulden's Spicy Brown mustard in our cafeteria, so I settled for yellow. I could buy some and leave it there, but I don't want to share. I'm like that.

In a brilliant move, the caf manager put honey mustard in the yellow squeezy bottle, and the regular yellow mustard in the RED KETCHUP BOTTLE, with a sticker on it that says "yellow mustard."

I asked him "If I give you a dollar, will you go buy another yellow container?"
posted by J L 12:42 PM

Sunday, October 21, 2001

Cool. The person who owns the Moon Signs website is going to be writing for NaNoWriMo and she only lives one town away. Not that it will help either of us, but it's cool to know someone local is going to be working on stuff.
posted by J L 8:44 PM

So have any of you signed up for NaNoWriMo! yet? I'm wondering if any friends are going to be writing along with me... drop me a line if you do sign on.

Oh, and I added a new BLOG to the list of links. I enjoyed what I've read so far.
posted by J L 6:02 PM

Mookie, my 3.75 year old, won't let us change the channel from Viva Las Vegas. He really seems to have a think for Ann Margaret. "I like when she sings, and I like when she talks.

Daddy likes when she dances in the little skimpy outfit.

Oh, and there is car racing and a helicopter. What a great movie!
posted by J L 5:58 PM

It's about 70 degrees and sunny outside. The perfect day. I have to turn off the computer now or I'll regret it later. I was outside for 2 hours, but I came in to get a drink. I should look to see where the husband and junior mint ended up, but if I'm lucky, they are prepping the fence to be waterproofed for the winter. I don't think I'm lucky. They probably went for a bike ride.

I love fall. And it's another Anthrax-free day.
posted by J L 12:28 PM


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