Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Welcome to Tuesday

Work was crazy, running around answering questions, helping people.  I did get to do a little of my own work.

We had chinese delivered for dinner and watched Lost Girl and Hawaii 5-0.  Then I played LOTRO and watched another episode of Enterprise before bed.

Supposed to cool off again, back in the 40's.  3 days of 70+ and now some places are going to get snow again.  What a messed up weather system.

Monday, April 29, 2013


Very busy day today at work.  After I got home, we fed the birds, and I played some lotro.  I also watched a few episodes of Season 4 of Enterprise.

I also scheduled the car for maintenance - it's hard to believe I've already put 30,000 miles on it.  Next weekend we'll take the other one in for maintenance.  I suspect the bill will be bigger next time.

Sunday, April 28, 2013


Pretty much a hang around the house day - laundry, dishes, gaming, we did watch a little tv, but we didn't go anywhere, or do anything exciting.

the a/c worked well almost all day.  it got up to almost 80 outside, and it kept the house right around 75.  very nice :)

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Again with the headache

This is annoying.  It eventually went away with Tylenol, but that caused stomach problems later, and the tripleberry shake at Arby's probably didn't help either.

We got most of our shopping done, though I'm still looking for a cd player/radio for the bedroom.  And some headphones for the living room that don't cost 300 bucks.

We also got to test out the a/c today.  It was warm enough to kick on.  Weird to go from needing a heater to an a/c in the same week.

Friday, April 26, 2013


Another stressful, fix it now, day at work.

Since we carpooled this morning, I picked up the wife and we went to MOA to do some shopping  We didn't get everything, because we started late.

but we had a good start. tomorrow, I'm sleeping in.

Thursday, April 25, 2013


Busy day at work - got called in to help on another priority project. well, more like consult.  hope they found my info useful.

We had leftovers for dinner, watched Chef Wanted and Orphan Black.  After that I played Eve for a little bit, watched a couple of Storage Wars and called it a night.  Still pretty tired, even after going to bed really early yesterday.

I wish I had a job where I could take a nap in the middle of the day. That might let me last longer :)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Not much to say tonight

quick day at work, catching up and then having a company meeting in the afternoon.

Watched a little tv during/after dinner, played lotro for a little bit, but then went to bed tired.  maybe tomorrow will be a more active day.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Sick Day

Woke up with a headache (again).  Probably because I laid in one position all night, and got a crick in my neck.  While I was in the shower I got really lightheaded, dizzy, and nauseous, so I called in and except for one conference call, didn't work.  Checked emails every so often, but that was it.  Didn't really eat anything till dinner.

Most of our snow is gone now, by the way.

During dinner we watched last week's Golden Boy and tonight's episode of 19 kids and counting.  Tomorrow is going to be a busy day catching up on two day's of missed work.  Not looking forward to it!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Earth Day

The junk guys finally came around 3:30.  Up until then I just watched Enterprise and played Eve.  Shortly after they left, it started snowing.

Watched some tv after dinner, and tried to make sure some of our shows recorded, although the dish was acting up because the snow was so heavy.  Hopefully they recorded ok.

I get to go back to work tomorrow.  woo hoo.

Sunday, April 21, 2013


Played DDO in the morning with a new guildmate, then ran our errands.  Lots of groceries - we're stocked for the week now :)

After we got home, I played Eve for a bit, and just nibbled.  We had a late lunch at Noodles, so I really wasn't that hungry.

After a while for playing Eve, I switched to LOTRO and played that till bedtime.  I'm not working tomorrow, I'm meeting the junk guys to get rid of some stuff in the garage, and in the basement.  A small amount of spring cleaning, even though it still doesn't feel like spring outside.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Lazy Day

Didn't run errands today.  Just hung around the house. Played LOTRO most of the day, watched some stuff on TV - My Cousin Vinny, Raiders, Temple of Doom

Didn't have dinner - I think the pizza bothered me too much.  We'll run our errands tomorrow.  We don't have much to do at least.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Mixed Day

Snow, sun, snow.. weather couldn't figure out what to do.

We had pizza for dinner, I surfed the web for a while, then played LOTRO and watched Enterprise for a while.

I think tomorrow we'll do some of our shopping, and just relax on sunday.

Thursday, April 18, 2013


Rained, sleeted, and snowed today.  Was still snowing at bedtime.

I'm soooo tired of this.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

No More Sun

Today was a grey day, and it started raining towards night.  It'll turn to snow before long.  Again.

Actually, today was kind of a grey day anyway.  I had a hard time waking up, so most of work was kind of hazy.

LOTRO is having it's 6th anniversary, and a bunch of activities in game - every day for two weeks, so I'll be switching between all my different characters, doing all the stuff like delivering gifts, picking up scattered envelopes, etc.  Passes the time, and I don't have to think too much.  Good thing when your brain is fuzzy :)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sunny Day

Surprisingly, the sun came out for a good part of the day.  We might have even hit 50.

Work went by pretty fast.  Got home, and found my passport waiting for me.  I can now officially leave the United States.  It'll come in handy next year for sure - that's when we take our anniversary trip east, going up through Canada.

Watched Chopped All Stars and Hawaii 5-0 , and a little bit of Fifth Element after dinner.  A quiet night overall.  The best kind.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Sad Day

Work was ok. Nothing really exciting - cleaning up somethings before the next big project comes my way.  The day had a downer end to it, with the happenings in Boston.

We just had leftovers for dinner.  I read the news a bit about the incident, and when it became clear that nobody really knew much of anything yet, I played LOTRO till bedtime.  An escape from a terribly messed up real world.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Called It

Spent most of the day playing on the computer.  Interrupted that a couple of times for laundry, and of course dinner.

We had meatloaf and mashed potatoes, and a salad for dinner.  We watched some of our shows during dinner, including another episode of Vikings.

After that I played on the computer till bedtime.  Thought about going out a couple times, but every time I looked out, it was either sleeting or snowing, so I changed my mind really quickly.

Saturday, April 13, 2013


Played some Eve and DDO in the morning, then we went shopping.
Hit the comic book store,
barnes and noble
smashburger for supper
target for groceries.

Then we came home and I played a little LOTRO and she read her book.  tomorrow is supposed to be a yucky weather day, so we may just stay inside instead of finishing the shopping we didn't get done today.  We'll see what happens.

Friday, April 12, 2013


Got two things done today, checked off my to-do list.  We got the furnace installed this morning (the guy came at 715 - made for an early start to the day!) and I filed our taxes.

Beyond that, it was a pretty normal day.  We watched a little tv, I played a little LOTRO, and went off to bed.  We're going to do a little shopping tomorrow, but I'm hoping for a quiet weekend - some gaming, some tv, some laundry...nothing really exciting.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

I cheated

I worked from home today, so I ended up not shoveling, snowblowing OR treading lightly.  We got about 5 inches of wet heavy stuff, on top of the rain sleet during the night, so I just stayed away from the traffic.  I got about as much work done remotely as I did in the office, so it wasn't really a waste.

We ordered chinese for dinner, watched a couple episodes of 19 kids and counting, and yesterday's CSI.  I played LOTRO for a little bit, but that was about it.  Tired at the end of the day.

Tomorrow the furnace people come to give us a new furnace.  yay.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Spent a good portion of the day writing some SQL code and learning as I went (a programmer, I am not).  Got it in good shape to recreate a data extract from 2009, I think - it just needs to be QC'd now.

Waited for the snowstorm to come.  As of bedtime, it hasn't gotten here yet.  Supposed to get 4-10 inches of snow out of it.  I'm hoping it's closer to 1.

We had leftover chili for dinner, and while she watched River Monsters, I played LOTRO and watched another episode of Enterprise.

Well, we'll see what the morning brings in terms of snow - will I have to run the snowblower, the shovel, or just step lightly?

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Tuesday, back problem day

Stayed home with back problems again.  Did do some work emails, but mostly was sitting on the heating pad or ice pack all day.

Did watch Iron Chef America and an old movie I recorded last year on Syfy channel about Dungeons and Dragons.

We had some pasta and alfredo sauce for dinner, and watched an episode of Lost Girl.  I played LOTRO for a while after dinner, and watched a few episodes of Enterprise, season 3.

I listened to the sleet hitting the window as well.  I hope I'm not snowed in tomorrow.  I'll have two days worth of work to do now.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Busy Monday

Lots of meetings, and I managed to squeeze some work in too :)  It was a grey day today anyway, so it wasn't like I was longing to be outside.

After work, I did some moving of boxes in the basement, so the furnace guys can actually get to the furnace to replace it.  Also did a little laundry.  We had steak, mashed potatoes and broccoli for dinner, I put a few old pictures on Facebook, then played LOTRO.  That was pretty much my whole day.

Tomorrow - nothing exciting in the forecast (except for the snow tomorrow night).  I'm so tired of snow.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Day off, part 4

And last part.  I get to go back to work tomorrow.

Played DDO in the morning for a while, then we went and got her hair cut and colored.  That took an hour and a half, and I just read a book.  We went to Noodles for lunch/dinner after that, and then to Jurassic Park.

It was fun to see it on the big screen, but the 3D wasn't all that impressive.  When we got home she watched the country music award show and I played LOTRO and watched Cupcake Wars (with Weird Al), Storage Wars - Texas, and a Wicked Tuna episode.  After that, I played Eve for a little bit.

One of the drawbacks to sleeping in, is that you're not tired at bedtime.  I'll bet I'm going to be tired in the morning tho...

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Day off, part 3

Well, I'm counting that way :)

Played LOTRO in the morning, watching Ancient Aliens and Restaurant Stakeout, till it was time to go...except my back threw a fit, so we didn't go anywhere.  I sat on a heating pad and an ice pack on the couch when that happened, and we caught up on our tv - Chef Wanted, Person of Interest, Elementary, Golden Boy.

After a quick dinner of soup, I played some more LOTRO, and watched a mess o' Storage Wars: Texas - Most of them (maybe all of them were repeats, but I hadn't seen them yet.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Day off, part 2

Temps dropped today - it actually snowed a little.  Slept in a bit, then just puttered around, cleaning up before the Furnace folks came.  Watched all the remaining Worst Cooks episodes, then we had leftover chinese for dinner.

We watched Star Trek and Princess Bride after dinner, then I played a little LOTRO and watched Enterprise before bed.

Tomorrow is running around day.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Day off, part 1

Didn't sleep in, because I woke up with another stupid headache.  I just kind of sat around in front of the computer till it went away, then I put in my passport application, picked up T's prescription and lunch at Arby's.  I played LOTRO till dinner, and watched several episodes of Enterprise/

We had chinese for dinner, watched Lost Girl and CSI.  Afterwhich, I played LOTRO again, and a few more episodes of Enterprise.

I'd forgotten some of these episodes completely.  I enjoy re-wartching them.

Tomorrow we have someone coming over to give an updated estimate for the furnace replacement.  Other than that, it's going to be a quiet day!

Again :)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


I have the next few days off.  Yay me.  Going to pretend work doesn't exist for four days.

We had leftovers for dinner, and watched 19 kids and counting.  Then I played LOTRO and caught up on some of my viewing - Wicked Tuna and a few old episodes of Undercover Boss.

I'm sleeping in tomorrow, even though I have some errands to run around and do.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Not a good start to the day

Got a muscle twinge in the shower in my back.  ouch.  Tripped after putting on my shoes, bashed into the wall. ouch again.  Most of the day at work was trying to feel comfortable after all that.

After work, we just kind of lazed around.  We did do some more laundry, had grilled cheese for dinner, watched Bones.  After that I surfed the web for a while, found out how to get a passport...I'll probably do that on Thursday.

I played LOTRO for just a little bit before bed.

Hopefully tomorrow will be a less clumsy day!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Oh look, it's Monday again.

Sometimes the days drag, but the weeks fly by.  It was much chillier today, might have hit 35.  Supposed to be back near 50 later in the week.

Work was nothing too exciting for a change.  After work, I got a haircut, finally, and then we took a walk around the block.  Going to try and do that every day, and extend our distance a little bit each week.

We had pasta with alfredo and mushroom sauce for dinner, and watched last week's Golden Boy.  Then she went to bed and I played LOTRO for the rest of the night, catching up on old Wicked Tuna episodes that Tivo most kindly recorded for me.

I thought about doing an April Fool's joke or two today, but just didn't have the energy...