Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Vacation officially on vacation (started on Monday).  Been working my ass off...even more than I do at work.  Nice vacation!

Putting some decorative patio stones down (fun work that...especially the leveling part).  Finished the walkway from the gate to the shed (more leveling of stepping stones).  All of that, and the damn pool is cloudy all the time and I can't get it clear!

Ah...vacation...such a relaxing time.

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Pépé le Pew

Well...wouldn't you know it...I have skunks in my backyard.  They appear to have taken up residence underneath my shed.  I called a couple of pest control places and Germex sent over a guy with a trap.  We'll see.  I've been putting the hose under there trying to flood them out...hey, if it works in Sweden, India, Greece, and Edmonton, it should work under my deck, no?  Not so far.  Well, haven't seen them run out all soaking wet anyways.
Just in time for my holidays too.  What fun.

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Dress Codes at work

I read this article in the Globe and Mail a couple of weeks ago entitled Skin isn't in at the office. Recently, a missive from our HR people trickled its way down the sewage pipe that is our company's channel of communication, which discusses, in part, that very same issue.

Now, dress codes for men never really seem to need much explanation. Men have way, way, way fewer choices in the clothes they can wear than do women. Collared polo-type shirts are the norm for many, especially in hi-tech. The problem is, the wearing of shirts with logos is frowned upon as a workplace faux pas. Newflash...if you are a techie, chances are most of your wardrobe consists of shirts, collared, t- or otherwise, with logos on them. What's the problem with wearing a shirt with a company logo on them? Dunno. Who decides these things? They seem so arbitrary.

No misogyny intended, but most of these fashion police types seem to be women. Why is that, I wonder?

On a similar topic, the show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is, in my humble opinion, ridiculous. Have you seen the way these guys try to get the poor slob to dress? Who the hell dresses like that EXCEPT outwardly gay men? I think we should start a show called "Straight Guy Steers Queers" in which I would go around and try to get outwardly gay and overly effeminate homosexual men to be You know...tone it down several hundred notches. Stop them from saying things like "omigaaawwwd!" and "That's just marvelous".

I wonder how that would play in the media? Would it be considered homophobic?

Friday, July 09, 2004

What will Israel do now, and Naming my Penis.

Israel has been found guilty of illegally erecting that wall along the West Bank. What will they do next, I wonder? Perhaps they will make Palestinians wear a yellow-star patch on their clothing to clearly identify them as non-Israelis. wouldn't be the first time the Israelis took a page out of Nazi Germany's book. Ironic, that.

Not that I find the Palestinians blameless. I, too, would be pissed at all the suicide bombings. But I do get tired of all the Israelis as perpetual victims dogma that seem to spout forth on a constant basis from that nation.

On an entirely different topic, check out this Naming My Penis generator from Rum and Monkey. If I use Steve, mine is:

Monster the Sensitive Battleaxe

If I use Stephen, it's:

Henry the Strangely Proportioned Assault Weapon

Take Name Your Penis
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Created with Rum and Monkey's Name Generator Generator.

Thursday, July 08, 2004

The Right Tool

Do you ever find yourself in the middle of a "handyman"-style project (the feminazis will have to excuse my use of the term handyman, instead of the ridiculous-sounding handyperson) and you don't have the right tools? It happens to me all the time. I have been building a deck and am using either a hand circular saw or a table saw to do very oblique angle cuts. I NEED a sliding dual compound miter saw, but I don't have one and really can't justify the cost of one.

But it's always the same thing. I am constantly trying to make do with the wrong tool. I have one big long extension cord I am using for my deck...and I keep having to switch the plugs between my drill (not a cordless) and my saws. Fun huh?

Sigh. How frustrating. Having the wrong tool to do a job....I wonder if that's how lesbians feel....