Feb 20, 2009

Some random things...

I realize I've been completely random this week. Maybe my personality is more random than I knew...

1) It really bothers me when dogs' collars are upside down. REALLY bothers me. The label (or image) should be read (or seen) clearly if you were beside or in front of your dog. Not if you were looking at your dog from it's back. Item in question: (the cows are upside down)

2) Gum drives me crazy. I rarely tell people that though because I know a lot of folks like it. It's okay with me if you like it. I think it's icky. I also don't like it when people talk with food in their mouths. Drives me crazy. I'm just confessing things now... that's still random. Which makes it relevant for today.

3) It's been impossible to work in my office this week because one of the office's beside mine is really cold all of the time so buildings and grounds has been here all week in the ceiling playing with pipes. I can hear them talking. I almost want to take notes in case they say something interesting. I've resisted that urge so far...

4) When I stepped out of my office to chat this morning (due to the ceiling crawlers overtaking a corner with their giant ladder), then returned, I'd been at my desk for about a half hour before noticing that someone put a sharps container on my desk. I have thought it was strange until just now when, as I'm typing this, I realize that the ceiling crawlers must have moved it from on top of my cabinet to my desk so they wouldn't knock it over. Good move guys... except now I feel like an idiot for not realizing it was my own sharps container... nice freak out moment. At least it's empty. And actually, now that they make retractable, disposable finger pricker needles I don't even use the thing... but I digress. Wait! Should I mention that I use them for doing rapid HIV tests on people? That's why it's disturbing... sharps containers are no fun.

5) I don't have to work tonight and I have SO many things I want to do!!!
  • Choose fabric for the quilt I'm making attempting to make.
  • Finish catching up on Bible study.
  • Go to the bookstore to buy Riven that my friend Kalaya insists I read.
  • Clean the house from the dirtiness I brought back from the mountains.
  • Stop by other work to pick out my free, defective item of the month (gear returns).
  • Sew something. (Anything.)
  • Make homemade bread. (I blame Jess for this...)
  • Run. (I don't really want to do this though.)
6) I'm addicted to Etsy. Seriously. Somebody needs to stop me. I can't stay off. I don't even remember how I found Etsy. I almost regret finding it. I bookmarked it months ago and when I was cleaning out my links list I saw it, visited, and pretty much made it a daily habit. (HABIT!) HELP. (I'm not actually sure I am ready for help just yet... I still like it. But it will soon become a serious addiction that overtakes my life. When I get to that point, then help...but I'll let you know when I'm there. Til then, just watch me crumble under the pressure...)
I better stop while I'm ahead.
Happy Friday Peeps!


Domestic Goddess said...

The dog collar thing is so true. I also have an issue making our dogs collars not so noisy. I bought the tag covers but they wrestle so much they barely last a day. They drive me crazy. I need to find some plastic ones or something because it's like a constant jingle bells remake in our house. I have to admit (this shows just how slow I can be) that for some reason I didn't even notice the dogs collar in the photo, I was looking for a cow in the wall grafitti and for a LONG time I looked. WOW, I never cease to amaze myself.

To too am having the sewing urge, not sure where it came from but I need to do it soon, it's been too long.

Ugh, I feel ya on the Etsy addiction. There is SO much stuff on that site, and some really cool stuff at that. And just to help feed your urge I have my favorite Etsy store for you to check out in case you haven't found it yet. http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6388708
It is Kate MacKenzie, she has the FUNNEST stuff, that is where my Hubby got my bow ring that I adore. She has nuts & bolts jewerly that is so cute and a whole line of cereal based stuff, it's so funky!

Jill Foley said...

You guys crack me up....you are both such dog lovers. My poor Newton needs to live with someone who would love him more. He has this terrible habit of pooping on my front porch (of course there is 55 feet of snow in the yard) and he barks whenever I talk!

Anyway....dog collars...who cares?!?!

Sewing urge...I bought a machine a couple weeks ago and am starting to wish I had my $50 back!

Etsy addiction...now I hear you on that...the few times I have looked, I have seen the potential of getting addicted. So I just don't look.

~K~ said...

Girl, you'll never recognize when it's a problem and you know you're not going to really ask for help! :)

Anonymous said...

Stopping by from Ann's VGNO!

I hate gum too.

Abbie H. said...

Oohhh, I'm so sending you a pack of gum! haha!

I absolutely love Etsy. It's so much fun to get on there and see what people are making! I'm so amazed by their talents on there. I too try to stay away though. I'm afraid I would be broke or have a bunch of half made stuff that I tried to make but couldn't cut it! haha!

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.
I solve the dog collar problem by getting ones with abstract patterns that have no up or down.

I love Etsy too. My sister got all her jewelry for her wedding from there. I've bought several pieces of art.

"Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine, and injustice in the world when He could do something about it, but I'm afraid God would ask me the same question."
You don't change the world by trying to change the world; you change the world by changing yourself.
-Gerry Straub