Saturday, November 14, 2009

Post 1002 - Two Days Later

Hi, everyone. Haven't written for a couple of days because I have been busy. I really should organize my time a bit better.

I spent hours with my father at the hospital yesterday. After one appointment, I urged him to lie down on the gurney he was sitting on. He complied, and fell asleep. And, so did I, in the chair I was sitting in!

He had another appointment and returned to the Valley hospital and I returned to work. Beat to snot, I went to bed early, and slept in.

This morning I went back downtown because I had espied a sign on the Saint Matthew's United Church on Barrington Street that they were having a yard sale today. I arrived shortly after 9, and was warmly greeted and told that there had not been many people there. It was like an NDP lovefest though as I saw Megan Leslie and Leonard Preyra there. I wonder what was so interesting for two NDP'ers at different levels of government to be there at the same time.

I picked up a bunch of paperbacks including quite a few old John D. MacDonald books. MacDonald is best known for writing the Travis McGee mysteries for 25 years or so. But he wrote for many years before that, and these paperback novels show it. I also picked up 2 paperbacks he called "the good stuff", short stories he had written for pulp magazines in the 1940's. MacDonald died in 1987, and his books are seldom in print now. A little sad.

Of course, most of you don't care about that, do you? You're just being polite.

Thence, I went to the local farmer's market and loaded up on Cheelin's Chinese food before I returned to my car and drove to Chapters, had a large egg nog latte at the Starbucks therein (which woke me up like you wouldn't believe!), and decided to see "Law Abiding Citizen" at the Bayers Lake Empire Theatres. It is one of those shoot-em-up, blow-things-up movies that men like a lot, even though it made no sense whatsoever. I came back home and began doing my laundry and ripping Christmas cd's in anticipation of loading them on my mp3 player in a couple of weeks. The way I figure it, if CJCH is no longer around to go all Christmas all the time, then I can at least have my mp3 player do that for me. Right?

Spent a couple of hours today catching up on some tv shows I'd missed. I am really liking "Flashforward", and the two most recent mysteries are racheting up the mystery to the point where I am realizing that, if there is such a thing as fate, there is no point in fighting it at all. Of course, if you have no idea what I'm talking about because you don't watch the show, then I guess I'm out of luck.

I am on the internet this evening, which surprises me a little. I keep thinking it will be so slow that I might as well be writing out the 1's and 0's myself and throwing them at my monitor. I can't wait until Monday, when they fix what's wrong with my internet.

Newbie is behind my left shoulder, in a box he appropriated several months ago, and in which he sleeps when I am here in my office doing stuff. Kind of sweet. He can be that way until he wants to be fed at 3 in the morning and he starts irritating the shit out of me until he gets his breakfast.

I'm gonna call it a night shortly.

Good night, my readers.


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