Wednesday, Jan. 05, 2005
Back At It
I went in to work today, barely managed to get through the day but the one good thing - Boss finally had to acknowledge that he needed to quit screwing around and to go get his surgery done. So we now have BJ helping out on the air. He's got one of those big, booming voices that Boss thinks is perfect radio, even though it went out in the fifties or sixties. Oh well, it's still another body who can pick up some of the slack.
Good thing I went on in to work, even though I definitely didn't feel my best. I really got very little break once I got there. Chatted briefly with chaosdaily but was multi-tasking even while doing that, surfing for some research, stopping a couple of times to notarize stacks of invoices; and finally had to get off IM before long because it got crazy. We got the ID on one of the two men who were dumb enough to try and cross a flooded creek. Needless to say, he's dead. The second guy's presumed dead but they haven't found his body yet. These people were local, too. They knew better. But did that stop 'em? Nope.
Dumb, dumb dumb. A total waste of of two lives.
One rain guage in our area measured 4.8" of rain in just this last storm, and we've got more storms rolling in, starting Friday, then a second one Monday. The one Friday's supposed to be relatively tame, but we've been warned that the one Monday's another doozy. I guess the fun never ends, does it?
Oh well, frantic as it got (I was updating the story literally every few minutes,) I'm glad there were no more casualties. The creek overflowed its banks and they had to evacuate a few folks, but thank God it wasn't worse.
I'm not going to be online for long tonight, still coughing my head off and not feeling my best. I have to record a couple of things for the morning news, but then I'm curling up with a paperback book and vegging out for the remainder of the night.
I lifted this nifty little list from chaosdaily. I thought it was one of the cooler quizzes/lists:
According to the BBC, these are the fifty foods to eat before you die (the idea
is to cross out the ones that you've eaten). GW adds, donít cross off anything
if you havenít eaten it under the listed name.
We used to catch our own - doesn't get much fresher than that!
I love it, though shrimp is still my favorite shellfish.
I'd never make it as a vegetarian.
I had pepper chicken once, liked that, but don't like the peanut sauce my friend
let me taste.
I think I could eat Chinese twice a week and never get tired of it.
Tell me one person who DOESN'T like ice cream!
I make homemade - from the crust up.
CrabI can take it or leave it.
CurryI don't like all curry but I keep a bottle of curry powder in my cabinet -
it's a favorite to use with leftover turkey at Thanksgiving.
Not under that name.
- Moreton Bay Bugs
Never heard of it.
I make it homemade every now and then and the kids fight for the leftovers
I don't make it often but when I do, I slow cook until the meat's falling apart
and it's soooo tender. I like the spicy bbq sauce, though, none of that
Staples. Everyone has pancakes.
My boys think there are two food groups: Mexican food and pasta.
I don't like all lamb but when it's fixed right it is heavenly...
- Cream tea
I think the cooked ones are okay if they're fried.
One of the basic food groups, naturally!
I grew up taking my lunch to school. Sandwiches and I are well acquainted.
I didn't like what I had - it tasted like cardboard with stale spices.
Fast food favorite: Burger King burgers, extra pickles, no onions, no cheese.
I make my own homemade tamales - and chimichangas, chili rellenos, and so on. I
used to make a Mexican food meal for up to thirty on the weekends.
Hated it though. The texture is squishy and icky.
American diner breakfast
Diner breakfasts are da bomb.
One of my favorite meals was a surprise - Salmon Louie in Santa Barbara, California. I was determined to have seafood while there but looked dubiously at the pink stuff on the pinky-orange fish. I think
ended up going back for thirds!!!
Yep. And since my oldest son just got an elk, I'll be having more soon.
- Guinea pig
Ummm.... no.... Just, no.
This one's a maybe - I think I might have had it but not sure so leaving it
I am addicted to sushi. Love Ebi, love California rolls and Philly
rolls, love dragon rolls... I just love sushi!!
I guess it would be comparable to elk, but never had any.
It's been a while but used to make them now and then.
- Australian meat pie
I've had it, don't like it.
- Durian fruit
Is this real or made up?
I've had octopus sushi. It's kind of rubbery, looks like thin-sliced hazelnuts, but I like it okay.
Yep, though I'm not overly fond of them.
Often at my house, fixed with various veggies.
- Jerk chicken/pork
Icky stuff. Must be an acquired taste but my first taste didn't encourage me to try again.
- Cornish pastry
Before - After
In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )
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