But there's a full moon risin'
Let's go dancin' in the light
We know where the music's playin'
Let's go out and feel the night.
(Neil Young, "Harvest Moon")
I seem to be having one little difficulty after another, and for lack of any other suspects, I'm blaming it on the full moon rising; i.e., the Harvest Moon. Yeah. I came in from work last Thursday afternoon and found my cell phone charger chewed into four pieces. Apparently, the dog got bored and angry at being left home alone and decided to get back at me. That's the first time she's ever done that, but I do know there's a first time for everything. Saturday, I went to the U.S. Cellular store closest to home to buy a replacement. Ha! You didn't think it was going to be that easy, did you? They didn't have a single one in stock. Yesterday, I paid a visit to the next closest store and -- no dice. They didn't have one, either. Shinin' me on. The clerk did call around and find a store that had one, but it's not close enough that I felt like running right out there. I guess I'll go when I go. I do have a car charger and, luckily, the charger off my old phone fits my new one. I really loved the one that came with the phone, though.
After waiting in line at the bank, wasting time on the useless trip to the phone store, and running a few other errands (and encountering more than the usual number of morons), I came home to find a big-ass City truck blocking my driveway. They were working on a huge tree that they should have worked on years ago. I drove around the block and found a place to park down the street. I motioned one of the workmen over and asked him how long they were going to be because they were blocking my driveway. He apologized, but they didn't bother to move for another hour. I didn't even bother pointing out to him that they had the entire curb right in front of the tree they were working on in which to park their rig -- or that I could think of an alternate use for the wood chipper they were using. City employees apparently aren't known for their common sense. Shine on.
By that time, I was worn out, and had been up late the night before, and needed a nap big-time. And wouldn't you know it, I could not fall asleep. Too many stray brain waves trying to escape my head. Grrrr. I was up late last night, too, and now I'm really dragging. Shine on me.
On the plus side, I ordered some really good-smelling perfume (passion flower, black currant, and a few other choice ingredients) I recently discovered and it came yesterday. I smell pretty good today. Try to mess with that, Full Moon. I double-dog dare 'ya.
And now I'm going to shine you on with TWISTED LINGUISTICS Words Gone Wild picks of the day.
artocities - Crimes against art.
conneciton - Yes, you are connected.
for pit's sake - Behave or I'll sic my pit bull on you.
negatvie - Vying for loss of points to lose the game.
Amszon - A wimpy Amazon warrior.
Lator - Fake Latex.
discueeing - Forcibly relieving someone of his cue stick.
Is this rare white koala not the cutest thing?! His name is Mick, and he was found alone and so sick he'd gone blind. After surgery on his eyes and a lot of TLC, he was nursed back to health and was able to be released back into the wild.
|You Are 28% Shy|
You are slightly shy, but overall, your reactions to social situations are normal.
You dread difficult social situations, but you still handle them with grace.