Friday, November 30, 2012

Foggy Friday

Didn't get much past 35 the entire day.  Luckily, except for lunch, I worked inside all day.

After work, we ran to the Mall of America to do our shopping.  I think I overdid dinner a bit, as I ended up with a stomach ache.  Either that, or it was the food.

I played some EVE when we got home, with my friends.  It's quite different from the other games I play, so I don't know how into it I'll get.  It is a break from LOTRO, tho.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Long/short day

Work was busy, but cut short because we had a company meeting, then a get-together as a happy hour afterward.  Had part of an acorn squash and a hamburger for dinner.

Played a little LOTRO after working on cleaning up the dining room a little bit. 

Watched a couple more episodes of Caprica as well.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Middle of the week

doubt I won Powerball - I'm sure I won't be that lucky.

My friend Mandy got a job tho - glad for her!

No real news around here. Tired, ready for the weekend.  Half of tomorrow is a company meeting, so I'm sure I won't get much of anything done.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Well, the locksmith came today - he couldn't pick the lock, he couldn't use the master key - the deadbolt mechanism had broken, and even though the key turned with the master, the bolt didn't.  He ended up drilling it out.  200 bucks for that.

The worst part?  There was nothing wrong with the garage door.  Apparently the opener was broken.  The light works when you press the button, but it doesn't send a signal, or enough of a signal, to open the door.

We went to Menards to get some stuff to fix the door, went to Culver's for dinner, and caught up on some tv.  Hawaii 5-0 and several cooking shows that we've been letting set.

Tomorrow, I have a pretty full day at work, and then I'm going to try and work on the garage side door some.  It's so stinking cold, tho.  Not sure how much I'll get done.

Monday, November 26, 2012

What a mess

Got home from work tonight..and the garage door wouldn't open.  Apparently, no power. again.  And earlier this year, I had locked the other deadbolt on the side door, because the bottom deadbolt wouldn't work correctly.  Problem is - we don't have a key to the top deadbolt.

So tomorrow I have to call a locksmith to unlock, and re-key the top deadbolt, then I have to figure out what's going on with the garage power.  If I can't then I have to call an electrician, probably the same folks that fixed it last time (that time it was a line cut by the landscaper).

I'll have to work from home to do this, because T has to go to a funeral, so she'll have to use my car...which is parked on the street, where I'm hoping it won't get stolen from.

Gah. What a mess.

Sunday, November 25, 2012


Woke up today and started the day off with some DDO.  After we finished the quest we were on, I started playing a new game called Eve - it's a spaced based game.  It's really complicated, so we'll see how well I do.

I played that up till the time we left to go to the movies.  We went and saw the last Twilight movie.  Except for the big fight scene near the end, it was a snooze fest for me...but the wife was totally into it, so I guess it wasn't a wasted trip.  We were going to see Skyfall too, but the timing overlapped by just a couple minutes, and the first few minutes of a Bond film is not something to miss.

So, instead we came home and watched some TV.  Two Next Iron Chef Episodes and a cooking show.  After she went to lay down, I watched two Restaurant Stakeouts.  Don't have a big day at work tomorrow, but I do have work, so I do have to get my beauty rest!

Saturday, November 24, 2012


Cold morning this morning.  I got up and had a doughnut for breakfast, and played LOTRO most of the morning, and a good part of the afternoon, with a space heater blowing on me.

By the time she was ready to go, we decided to skip a movie today.  We went to MOA to use a coupon I had that expires tomorrow.  We stopped by Long John Silver's for dinner, then went to Walmart to get a few groceries.

When we got home we watched Wednesday's CSI, and that was it.  Maybe, if certain people can get moving tomorrow, we can go to the movies.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Black (Ice) Friday

It snowed up north, and for some reason, my snowbrush/scraper was not in the car.  Luckily I did have my gloves!

We left the hotel about 1030, and decided not to go to Duluth.  They had quite a bit of snow up there, and with the wind chills in the minuses, we just decided not to deal.

We came home, unpacked, and then tried to go see Skyfall. Couldn't even get into the parking lot of the theater - traffic was terrible, even at 3pm.  We went to Best Buy, as I wanted a program they had on sale (today only).  They were out, of course.

We visited Half Price Books to get some books for the wife in the series she's reading, and then came home.  We watched one episode of Next Iron Chef, Hawaii 5-0 and a cooking show, and pretty much called it a night.   We didn't win any money at the casino, so I guess we have to win the powerball instead.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Long weekend

Our director let us go early today, so I got to start the weekend at about 3, instead of 6.

I surfed the web a little before dinner, then we watched one cooking show.  After dinner we watched Quantum of Solace (so we can watch Skyfall this weekend), and the Jeff Dunham special Minding the Monsters that we bought on DVD.  There was more on the dvd than there was on the show we watched on tv last month.

Tomorrow, we're going to the casino for dinner at the buffet, and we're staying overnight.  Friday we're going to visit Duluth and see Skyfall while up there.

then who knows what we'll do the rest of the weekend.  It's supposed to get cold again, so it may be a whole lot of nothing!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Work today was a lot of different things.  As such, I really didn't feel like I accomplished anything.

We had BLTs for dinner.  I thought about playing LOTRO, but I just surfed around the web for a while instead, thinking about all the things I want to do, but don't have the time or money or skill to do.

Great.  Now I'm tired and depressed.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Just another day

That it was.

We had left overs for dinner, then we watched a couple of cooking shows and Bones.  Then I played LOTRO, finished the Caprica movie, and then started watching the series.  There was only one season so it shouldn't take too long to watch.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Plans? What Plans?

Got up this morning, and started playing DDO.  Got a call about halfway in from work - emergency issue that I had to help with.  So that killed the gaming plans.

We had planned to go to MOA and visit Lane Bryant and Barnes & Noble (hoping to find a blu-ray at the bigger store), but I had to remain on call the rest of the day in case the issue returned.  So that killed the shopping plans.

I played LOTRO for a while, watched a couple of Undercover Bosses and the movie Aliens.  We had dinner of pasta and red sauce, watched a couple of cooking shows and Friday's CSI NY.  No work issues returned, but I had to sit here the whole time 'just in case'.

I guess that's why I get paid 'the big bucks', right?

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Shopping Day

My friend and I couldn't play DDO this morning because it vanished from his computer.  We ended up playing WoW for a while, and he reinstalled it later, so we'll play it tomorrow.

We went shopping today - visited the comic book store, and I got almost all the back issues of Human Target.  The show was pretty close to the comic, at least for the first season.  We stopped by Trader Joe's but there was no parking, again, so we visited Target and picked up a bunch of groceries.

We had turkey and stuffing for dinner.  That's what she wanted, so that's what we had, even though we're having it on Thursday.  We watched a couple cooking shows, Person of Interest, Elementary, and part of "Who Discovered America" on the History Channel. 

Then I played LOTRO and watched an old episode of Undercover Boss, ad a few minutes of Back to the Future before heading off to bed.

Friday, November 16, 2012


Got our estimated tax bill in the mail for 2013... the taxable value of the house dropped 30%.  We now owe almost 3 times what the house is worth, according to the county.  Unless we win the lottery, we're never moving.

Went to the comic book store after work - no place to park.  Again.  We went to Barnes & Noble, picked up Brave on Blu-ray, then went to Ulta for some hair spray and other girly stuff, then stopped by Wendy's for dinner.

Came home and just kind of vegged.  Watched a couple of those Time-Life infomercials about country song collections.  We watch the weirdest stuff sometimes :)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

No Cavities

So there's that at least.

Pretty low on energy today.  After work we had a simple dinner of sausages and kale.  We watched a couple episodes of Trisha Yearwood's cooking show, yesterday's CSI, and that was about it.

I played LOTRO for a little bit and started the Battlestar Galactica movie "The Plan".  Didn't finish it before bed, though.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Tuesday. No, Wednesday

Holidays mess me up sometimes.Had a hard time remembering what day of the week it was!

Work was not difficult today, though I was there longer than I expected.  We had a simple dinner of ham and cheese sandwiches, and watched Hawaii 5-0, both CSIs, a cooking show, and called it a night.

I get to go to the dentist tomorrow. Yay me.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Well, I got my haircut at least.  Also put air in the tires, since the cold weather change had made them lose some pressure.

We got a new phone system at work over the weekend, and it worked on and off all day.  After I got home from work, we had dinner - a chicken/artichoke thing.  We watched a cooking show (Sandwich King), Bones, and a special about the TV show Firefly.  I may re-watch that show after I watch Caprica :)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Cold Snowy Day

We had about a half inch of snow last night, and lots and lots of cold.  I stayed home rather than going out and getting a haircut.  I played LOTRO most of the day.

Later we watched a couple CSIs.  Tomorrow is a heavy meeting day, and after work I'm getting the haircut I really need. :)

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veteran's Day

Hung the flag out today, then we went to the comic book store and then to a couple of movies: Wreck-it Ralph and Looper.  Between the two of them, it took up most of the day!

On the way home we saw snowflakes.  Supposed to be cold tomorrow, but then slowly warm up again, but not to 70!

When we got home we watched Elementary and Iron Chef America.  Then we went to bed.  Tomorrow it's a few more errands, enjoying my three day weekend. :)

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Sleeping in Day

Slept in, which means we started the day late, and missed part of incredible weather.  When we did finally get going, it was 70 and sunny.

We went down to the casino for T's birthday, and came back with 80.00 more than we started.  A very good thing.

We came home, watched some tv, until the satellite went out because we began getting thunder, lightning, wind, heavy rain...

Tomorrow's supposed to be much cooler.  I still want to go see a couple movies, but we might have to bundle up to do it!

Friday, November 9, 2012


Work was ok. I gave another training session today, and got some other work done.

After work, we went to the comic book store.  Well, we tried to, but the parking lot was full, so we skipped that.  We then went to Barnes and Noble, picked up a couple books and DVDs.  Then we went to Applebee's for dinner.

After that we watched Person of Interest and surfed channels for a bit before heading to bed.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Weird Weather

It's more like March than November right now, with temps in the low 50's and approaching 60.  At least until Sunday, when the high is supposed to be 34.

Work was slow today.  I got a few things done, assigned to a new project, and that's about it.

We had ham sandwiches for dinner, watched a little tv, and called it a night.  Hopefully, with the 3 day weekend coming up, I can get some rest!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Left work early today as I hurt all over. All my joints just...hurt.  I took a painkiller when I got home, and sat and pretty much stared at the computer screen for a good long while.  I did clean up some emails (slowly).

I had a salad for dinner, with some grilled chicken on it.  After that, we watched a Trisha Yearwood concert I had recorded a couple weeks ago, then she went to bed.  I started feeling less like a zombie, so I played LOTRO for a little while before I too went to bed.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

I voted

... not that it means much when there's only one choice.  Whole lot of judges to be elected, and my choices were limited to one per court, and there was only one candidate per court.

I did vote in the presidential race, and for senators and for/against the proposed amendments to the MN state constitution.  Every vote counts, right?

After work, we had Chinese delivered for T's birthday, and we watched Bones and Hawaii 5-0.  I debated playing LOTRO.  Pretty tired, which might be because of the time change, or the fact that it gets dark so early.  I may just surf the web for a bit then go to bed.

Monday, November 5, 2012


Sorry - I live a really boring life.  When I restarted my blog, I thought it might be 'cool' to list my activities, you know, a web log of my daily life.

It's not that cool.  Pretty much the same thing every day. work, tv, game.  Rarely do I get to do things like travel - once or twice a year. 

I know - be careful what you wish for.  I guess I'm just noting that if updating the blog is getting boring for me, I can only imagine what it's like reading it (for all 3 people that read it).

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Two more days

and this political crap will be over with.

Played DDO this morning, and finally updated my DDO blog with the quests we've been doing for the last few play sessions.

We tried to go to the movies, but someone couldn't get going in time, so we showed up late to the theater.  Rather than hang around for another 2 hours till the next showing, we stopped by the grocery store, got a few things and came home.

I surfed the afternoon away, and played LOTRO after dinner.

Not an exciting day.  Just a normal one.

Saturday, November 3, 2012


Played LOTRO for a while in the morning, then we ran some errands in the afternoon.  After we got home we watched quite a bit of TV, catching up on a lot of the shows that recorded while she was out of town.  Still have quite a few to go.

Friday, November 2, 2012


Am I glad the work week is over.  The disaster saga will continue Monday however.

After another long frustrating day, we stopped by the comic book store, Barnes and Noble and Famous Dave's for dinner.  Dinner was not very good.  Rather disappointed in that - they used to be very good.

When we got home we watched a little 20/20, because she wanted to see an interview with Kirstie Alley.  We missed it.  We watched an episode of Elementary and called it a night.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Continuing Disaster

Another day of disaster recovery testing, with progress only made late in the day.  I suppose this is all good, for if we did have a disaster, at least now (or soon) we'd have some place to actually to our work.

After dinner, I played LOTRO while she watched the Country Music Awards.  Tomorrow, hopefully, I can put this disaster testing to rest, and start all the documentation on what went wrong, how to fix it, and how to prevent it for the next test.