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Tue
30
Apr '13

Slacker Lawn Care.

Got off a little early from work as Roxy came in a little early. Came home and did this: Mowed and edged the front, back and alley – about 2 hours of sweating in the sun. But the sun was out and that is good. The post is called “Slacker Lawn Care” because the two […]

Mon
29
Apr '13

Send Back Your Dead.

Apparently Monday is “Send Back Your Dead” day: Tablet died – going back to Geeks.com Car stereo doesn’t fit – going back to Amazon Can’t buy a new tablet until they realize they can’t do an exchange, but I did reorder a new car stereo (after checking out Fry’s just to make sure)… a single-din […]

Sun
28
Apr '13

Woke Up Two Blocks From The Shop.

Apparently hanging out with Greg is dangerous. But at least his kitchen is well stocked: Heauvos Ranchero before heading to the shop. And the Sunday paper. Greg is off moving a relative’s office. Me – I’m at the shop at 11. Not as bad as last Sunday (nothing is), basically, great breakfast, crappy day at […]

Sat
27
Apr '13

Unexpected Dinner With Greg.

Closed the shop today (as opposed to opening). Not a bad day in sales – much better than how the day started for Jimmie – not a sale before I showed up at 1:30. Some days are just like that. My old house co-owner Greg showed up after the tasting (but there was still some […]

Fri
26
Apr '13

Working Two Jobs Today.

Print shop in the morning. Wallastor Corporation in the afternoon. Steak for dinner. Yep, that’s my day. [208.0]

Thu
25
Apr '13

Waiting For Toys For The Car.

Now it’s just a matter of waiting for toys to arrive for the car… and working the print shop. Discussions continue on the transfer of “The Legs of Christ” a piece by Burning Man builder David Best. Here is a really bad shot of the piece. Now just imagine it 3 feet by 4 feet: […]

Wed
24
Apr '13

Daddie Got A New Ride.

Well, New To Me.

You have to get up pretty early if you want a good deal from UW (University of Washington) Surplus… 6AM so CaddyDaddy and I could be there for the opening bell at 8AM in the parking lot of Husky Stadium. The deal? $2800 for a 2000 Ford Focus Wagon with 57,000 miles on it (and […]

Tue
23
Apr '13

CaddyDaddy & Pork Loin.

After work I transferred last week’s Tax Day Run into bottles: I have to say that my new cellphone’s camera is far superior to my old phone which is vacationing with Thomas in Europe at the moment. CaddyDaddy was already home by the time I was off work – dragging his computer along that got […]

Mon
22
Apr '13

Lucas & Lamb.

Three loads of laundry, two loads through the still before Lucas shows up for dinner at seven. Lucas is a straight guy, friend of Jill. He’s sweet, good conversationalist – and better to see him sans Jill as my googoo eyes for Lucas drive her crazy. Lamb shanks was the main for tonight: Looks good, […]

Sun
21
Apr '13

Bad Day At The Shop.

Wonderful Dinner With The Boys.

The shop wasn’t bad as in unpleasant, just bad in a sales sort of way. Four sales all day – luckily at least some of them were big buck bottles, like a lovely $48 (+tax) Chateau Nuif de Pape. Got ahold of DancingBear to see if he’d be home so I could drop off some […]

Sat
20
Apr '13

Dinner with SuperModel & SurfBetty.

It’s always fun when friends swing through town on their way from London to Seattle to Portland to Denver, then Miami, Boston, back to Denver – at least that’s what I remember the schedule being. It’s probably been ten years since we’ve have seen each other – was it on Lopez Island, or at their […]

Fri
19
Apr '13

New System Up And Running.

With no company for dinner tonight I actually had a little time to finish setting up the new computer after mailing off a bunch of packages (some from the print shop, some from me). Here is what it looks like so far: The little tablet running Windows 7 is on the left, and then there […]

Thu
18
Apr '13

Another Run Tonight.

Well, a couple of more packages arrived so it’s back by the shop. After this one it’s just the toner cartridge coming in, maybe as soon as Saturday. Since SurfBetty opened a case of wine last night, guess I need to set things up and run it: I love my friends comment: “What you making? […]

Wed
17
Apr '13

Dinner With Surf Betty.

Work then swing by the shop to pick up some of the goodies I’ve ordered over the last couple of days. With baking bread (and cleaning up) there isn’t really any time to play with the toys. And we didn’t seem to get a run going, though he did 12 bottles open for tomorrow. Didn’t […]

Tue
16
Apr '13

Dinner With Roxy And Brandon.

Worked the usual 10-2:30 shift at the print shop. Ran some errands and came home to prepare for dinner with Roxy and Brandon. The funny thing is that I met Brandon through Roxy, but Rox doesn’t know he’s coming to dinner since he moved 45 minutes away to lovely (kidding) Spanaway. Brandon’s spending the night […]

Mon
15
Apr '13

Freedom Monday

Odd To Say That On Tax Day.

Nothing like a little freedom – my one day off this week. Must be time to run some things through the still. During the runs there was plenty of time to surf the web for a couple of things I need for the office: Network card for my HP printers – the one I have […]

Sun
14
Apr '13

When White Wine Turns “Not So Good”.

A month ago or so I scored 10 ¼ cases of white wine cheap. Here is what I got: 2005 Domaine Le Conte des Floris Arès Blanc is made from Marsanne (60%), Carignan Blanc (25%), and Terret Bourret (15%). 13.5% alcohol by volumeThe estate Le Conte des Floris is a small exploitation of about 7 […]

Sat
13
Apr '13

Saturday Closing.

Slept in today, well, until 9:30. It was the best I could do. Off to Safeway, then Home Depot, then off to the shop for the 1:30-7 shift. Got a late text for a home delivery of someone’s monthly wine selection. Woohoo, probably means dinner. As it did – the best burger that I’ve had […]

Fri
12
Apr '13

Friday.

End Of One Workweek, Beginning Of Another.

Medium order flow today in PrintLand, but I don’t know what was up in the morning, kept screwing up print jobs – luckily I caught them, but it’s still annoying. Lots of swearing with only me to hear. The afternoon after work was filled with a visit from the Evergreen Foundation to pick up the […]

Thu
11
Apr '13

Another Full Day At The Print Shop.

Final One.

10 to 6, half an hour for lunch that I usually eat on my “10-minute” breaks. A quarter of the orders today so it was a mellow day – no mistakes which is good. Big news I got in the afternoon – SeasideBoy is getting married, in August, to the guy he moved in with […]