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October 26th, 2006

I'm glad it's time for bed... somebody musta hit me with the idiot stick this afternoon @ 12:40 am

Mood: crappy crappy


ordered a bunch of digital prints for pickup at the Costco near the office.

went to the office this afternoon - I usually work from home.

checked home e-mail and see a note from the CostcoPhotos folks saying that my order is delayed, please call...

call, find out that they are backed up and my order(s) are behind an order for 600 prints, they only have one machine working.

the day ends, I in the truck and head out, realize that I can spend time productively if I rearrange my stops and choose to go to Stop-n-Shop first and at a different location.

I call Dave njbigbear and ask that he lookup Stop-n-Shops near my office. There was one in Keyport/Hazlet area, cool.

do some grocery shopping, pick up a bunch of stuff which includes a couple of 1/2 gallons of milk, we'll have coffee drinkers staying with us this weekend, crispy chicken strips, paper towels, T.P., snack crackers, etc...

get to the checkout, get rung up, pay, cashier bags the stuff, back into the cart and out into the truck's backseat and floor and I'm headed off to Costco to see if my prints are done.

at photo counter at Costco:
Hi, I placed an order for prints on the 'net and was advised that the orders were delayed, have they finished?
your name?
Jeff H...
you called earlier?
yes.
there were two orders, are they ready?
shuffling through bagged orders - yes, I think that I saw them earlier, you had alot more than two orders...
ok.
shuffling, shuffling, shuffling.
there were 4x6's, 5x7's and 8x12's.
oh, ok, starts looking somewhere else. here they are, and you had CDs made, too, mor shuffling.
yes.
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checking out the pictures and they look pretty good.
...

jump in truck and head home.
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park in my usual parking space and start unloading the groceries and work-stuff from the truck.

I get to the bag with the two 1/2 gallons of milk and it's damp and squishy, like a 90degree day with 90% humidity damp and squishy and today was it was in the mid 50s(degF) and low humidity... ut-oh, and one of the bottles was laying on it's side.

the bottle lost about 1/2 a cup of it's milky goodness and some of it stayed in the bag, most of it was soaking into the carpet in the back seat of the truck.

hum, I guess it's good that I remembered the papertowels [smirk][frown]

I cleanup as best I can.
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bring groceries upstairs and Dave starts putting them away.

I'm taking a mental inventory of the items as they get put away.
I ask if he saw the chicken strips.
no, haven't seen any.
hum, I'll go out and check to see if they legged it and are hiding under the seat or somewhere.
ah, I'll take out the garbage bag that's by the door and the recycling from the kitchen, too.
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nope not in the truck.
back upstairs, call the store, ask if the cashier is there.
yes she is.
does she remember if I left the chicken strips behind?
no, probably the next customer has them, bring your receipt back and we'll give you a credit.
I tell her about the sealed bottle of milk with the open cap.
bring that back too and we'll credit it also.
ok, thanks.
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about 40 minutes ago, Dave is getting ready to head to bed and he asks about the black plastic garbage bag that is no longer by the door.
I tell him that I took the garbage out and the recycling earlier when I went to look for the chicken strips in the truck.
No, that bag wasn't garbage, it was old tee shirts that he was going to donate.

ug.

not a good evening... is it a full or new moon?
 
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From:teddyb
Date:October 26th, 2006 06:15 am (UTC)

Mama said, "There'll be days like this..."

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Man, I totally know the feeling.

I had a day like that a few days ago. Eventually, I think I was cursing under my breath about every five minutes until I finally made it home from work and crawled into bed, hoping to escape the cruel tricks of fate, and perhaps smile in dreams of tricks of a whole 'nother sort entirely. *grin*

Brings to mind that classic old R&B tune, "Mama Said", by the Shirelles, later covered by Dusty Springfield:

Mama said there'll be days like this,
There'll be days like this Mama said
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:October 26th, 2006 11:47 am (UTC)

Re: Mama said, "There'll be days like this..."

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Thanks!
I needed that.
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From:beartech420
Date:October 26th, 2006 12:40 pm (UTC)
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no bro, new moon was the 22th.
hey there are vitamin supplements for that.
pantothenic acid
choline
i have found great for sharpen mind, better memory recall.
you doing a lot of caffine?
your pissing all your water soluble vitamins away.
buy the "stress tab b-vitamins"
also there another suppliment for coffee drinkers.
it replenises the component that caffine uses in you CNS.
hey I'm not a doctor, but I play one on tv!
best regards,
pete
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:October 26th, 2006 01:50 pm (UTC)
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Interesting...

Two+ weeks ago I had a cough, cold, sinus/UR infection and was on antibiotics. While I was mostly sick I was taking a collection of vitamins, multi/C/B-complex/zinc/etc and based on your post I think that I need to get back to taking them regularly.

These last couple of weeks were not that good memory wise and mood wise.

Caffeine, usually only in lunchtime soda. My morning beverage of choice is water or caffeine-free-diet-Pepsi or caffeine-free tea/coffee.

Thanks!
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From:beartech420
Date:October 26th, 2006 04:47 pm (UTC)

2 thing keeps me from getting sick at work.

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all my vitamins...
waterless hand sanitizer...
always use it after regularly...
also the fastest way people get colds and the flu,
is picking your nose, so mine for nose nuggets with tissues or after you use the hand sanitizer.

i also have a product called elderberry and zinc lozenges. 2 years ago when I couldn't get a flu shot i looked into elderberry extract. studies in europe say it has an antiviral effect.
take 2 a day as a prophlative, and if you feel a cold coming or flu take 1 every 4 hours, it will cut the time you are sick in half, studies showed it.
i buy mine at a vitamin store, the brand i use is NOW.
http://www.nowfoods.com
at work everyone got the flu, i sat next to a designer who was catching everything from his kids. nothing happened to me that winter.

I was a little freaked also, had some lysol spray and would spray my desk, phone computer keyboard, in the morning, and after anyone used my cubical.
people would say my place smelled like a fucking hospital. told them if they didn't like the smell I could break wind for them, they shut up.

Hey on a different subject is lucent still in free fall or are they beginning to hire again, I used to know a mechanical designer who worked their temp. I'm familar with their MCAD (Pro/Engineer 5 year experience with it). Would love to work there even contract, temp to perm, or perm.
If you know the temp agency that takes care of their Mechanical engineers, designers, even Pro/E operators, I'd love to get my foot in the door. And I'd be greatly in your debt if you would be willing to send me the name and e-mail of some internal employment people. No problem if your nervous about doing any of that, you never met me i understand.


I'm ranting here, I'm kidding but what happened was true...
I FEEL I'M ENTITLED TO WORK AT LUCENT!!!!
I bought a 100 shares at 52 dollars a share.
THEN I BOUGHT 100 MORE WHEN IT WENT DOWN TO 10 A SHARE! What a dry fuck that was!

hope the vitamin info is helpful bro!

best regards,
pete
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:October 26th, 2006 05:48 pm (UTC)

Re: 2 thing keeps me from getting sick at work.

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Thanks for the vitamon and elderberry/zinc idea. This last cold/sinus infection, I think, was a result of allergies and kissing random men at BuffaloBearTrap. [grin]

If I hear about hirings at the place, I'll keep you and your friend in mind and a bunch of other folks that want to work for the company.

I know that you feel that you are entitled to work at Lucent, but you probably don't want to. With the merger looming on the horizon...

I feel bad for your (spending) $ on Lucent stock, but I have no control over the price of it and... dry fuck: I started buying when it was on the rise at around $60/share (2000/2001) ~ 2% of salary and kept buying into the downslope and the recovery until the stock price rose above about $1.75/share when I stopped. go ahead, do the math: can you say Lincoln Tunnel?

Be Well,
Jeff
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From:beartech420
Date:October 26th, 2006 06:08 pm (UTC)

Re: 2 thing keeps me from getting sick at work.

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yeah i figured you got dry fucked also! happened to me years ago with DEC stock and the crash of 87. the dot com bust was my second crash. turned 75k into 12k, gotta stop before i start crying. but boy did i learn my lesson. Whenever anyone tell you that the bussiness cycle doesn't apply, RUN!

best regards,
pete
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From:choochoo68
Date:October 26th, 2006 03:59 pm (UTC)
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hugs
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:October 26th, 2006 05:34 pm (UTC)
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thanks!
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:October 26th, 2006 05:34 pm (UTC)
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[hugs] back

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