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Days of Such Excitement

I came home singing along with Cross Canadian Ragweed's Bang My Head -- it seemed appropriate.

I now can barely remember what I did over the weekend -- I remember making really good ribs and sausage on the grill Saturday night, and I got all my hair cut off Saturday afternoon (I'm very pleased with it, actually) -- but really, the entire weekend went by in a blur of activity on Saturday and a pleasant haze of laziness on Sunday.

Then my truck, which I'd loaned to sillymagpie while she was car-less, blew something which causes her to lose acceleration, so today I trooped up to the far north valley (twice, which was my own stupid fault for forgetting to bring along any spare keys -- I have at least three spare sets of keys for that truck, due to my penchant for locking myself out of it), called AAA, and had it towed down to her regular mechanic (which, despite the assurances of the AAA website, DID cost me extra money per mile over 5 miles--but worth it, since I trust my mechanic). It's 94 in Phoenix today, although that falls short of last year's record 103...

Should I cook dinner, or order pizza?


(That's actually what Churro does, exactly.)

This is likewise extremely cool. Watch the whole slideshow, it's worth it.

I've been listening to all the speculation about the bombing suspect and the death penalty, and I think to myself, "He probably ought to be put in a cell with a copy of that picture of the little boy he helped kill, holding the peace sign that says 'no more hurting people.' So he can look at it for the rest of his life -- he's only 19, that could be a good, long time." Sometimes the death penalty is too kind.

I answered a tweet from Peter Sagal and he tweeted me back. I had a geek moment of giddiness.

Having a LOT of fun playing with Ancestry.com -- having a little trouble finding my grandmother's family, largely because Grandpa married a woman with the same first name as HIS mother, so "Gertrude Rollins" can be either Grandma or my great-grandmother on HIS side... (sometimes it's hard to correlate the maiden name, but sometimes when you put that in, a whole new world opens up -- I found an entire branch of my father's family once I got his mother's maiden name accepted.)


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Apr. 24th, 2013 12:53 am (UTC)
That cat refuses to let anything be close to his paws. :D

Sorry about your truck.
Apr. 24th, 2013 02:17 am (UTC)
I adore that gif. I think I could watch it for hours.
Apr. 24th, 2013 03:36 am (UTC)
That gif is perfect. And those photos...! Sorry your truck was misbehaving, though.
Apr. 24th, 2013 04:09 am (UTC)
I have seen Churro sit on the table and just push things off to see them fall.

I love the one of the cat "conducting" the little girl on her flute!
Apr. 24th, 2013 03:48 am (UTC)
hope the truck gets fixed quick and not too expensively.

Kanda does the opposite, he likes to reach up on things and pull stuff down to kill. That is such a cute gif (and slideshow)
Apr. 24th, 2013 04:10 am (UTC)
*crossed fingers*

I think Churro likes a nice, clean table top. :D
Apr. 24th, 2013 05:34 pm (UTC)
he'd have SO MUCH fun in my mess.

also I'm doing something seriously wrong. I can't get squat out of Ancestory. com (beginning to think more of my relatives were alien than I thought)
Apr. 26th, 2013 12:52 am (UTC)
Anything he can shove off a tabletop, it will be shoved off. If he feels like it, that is.

At first I couldn't find anything on my dad's side, then I did a records search, and lo and behold, the doors unlocked and suddenly I found my paternal grandmother's family back like four generations -- but nothing on my paternal grandfather's side, or anything on my maternal grandmother's side (which isn't helped by the fact that Grandma had the same name as her mother-in-law).
Apr. 26th, 2013 02:54 am (UTC)
brat cat

I did find mom and dad and my grandparents and one mention of great grandma but she WAS a legal alien.

It doesn't help that all the brothers on both sides came over at different times and ALL have different last names. We found great grandma's sister's picture but no one (i.e grandma) knows her name. She doesn't know her own grandmother's name. It's like they came from Italy and cut all ties (well being poor and illiterate had a lot to do with that)
Apr. 26th, 2013 03:38 am (UTC)
Yeah, a lot of mine is census records -- it's looking like Mom's family has been here since there were Europeans, and on Dad's side, at least his MOTHER'S family has.

It's his father's family that's getting me... it doesn't seem anything like he claimed, but if it's all a lie to begin with, it's hard to say. Census records are chancy, too, because handwriting varies so much (my great-grandmother's name could be "Caluman" or that may be "Coleman" spelled wrong...).
Apr. 26th, 2013 04:07 am (UTC)
yeah that does make it tough. Heck my grandma has two birth certifcates as we found out recently. she doesn't know why. Her name is Santa on the oldest one and Assunta (which is what she goes by) on the newer
Apr. 24th, 2013 10:25 am (UTC)
Yikes about the truck,but hee, the cat pic!

Cheers about your haircut, too. :)

Apr. 27th, 2013 01:52 am (UTC)
Bwahaha! That's Churro, all right.

I can't figure out what's going on with your truck. I was driving along fine on SR 101, then had to slow down and suddenly it wouldn't go over 35 mph.
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