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Bloomin Peppers!

Posted 2016.05.01 14.38 in Hobbies by Stephanie

Bloomin Peppers

Enough with the Heat!

Posted 2012.07.05 8.10 in Pointless Blather by Stephanie

Ok so even though it does get sorta cool in the nights, this is getting ridiculous.

It’ll be another +90° day today. And tomorrow they’re talking about 95°!

It’s supposed to be going down to below 65° at nights so I’ve been opening the windows but it’s not helping – if it does get that low, there’s no wind, nothing to bring the cool into the house.

So we’re sweating along at a steady 82 to 85° and I think I’ve had about enough. I’m hot, the cats are hot, the fish and snails are hot.

Every few days they say there’ll be rain or a storm, and it never happens.

Bleah!

Update: Oh FFS now they say there’s a Warm Front coming! What the hell?!

Open Windows Time!

Posted 2012.03.22 8.56 in Pointless Blather by Stephanie

Yay it’s the first open-windows day of the season!

According to the WX report it’s going to be outrageously warm and sunny all day today, and way warmer than my thermostat would ever be set.

It’s probably not really the first open-windows day, I think yesterday would have qualified too, but I kind of dropped the ball on that and forgot to check the forecast before leaving for work.

Anyways – yay early summer!

Hard to believe but back when I was a kid, March Break used to be considered a time to get out the skis and hit the slopes.

Granted, March Break was last week, but they did bump it up a week a while back (decade or two?) because the ski resorts were complaining about loss of business. Only I don’t think last week was ski-weather either.

Last week was spring. This week is summer.

Higher and Higher!

Posted 2011.07.22 8.37 in Pointless Blather by Stephanie

Forget yesterday’s UV factor ten.

Today it’s getting cranked up all the way to Eleven!

This is getting crazy.

Rooster Sauce

Posted 2011.03.21 19.33 in Pointless Blather by Stephanie

Wow. The Oatmeal loves his Sriracha sauce just as much as I do.

Image by The Oatmeal

Funny thing is, I’ve been in love with this stuff for years and yet I didn’t notice the rooster on the label till The Oatmeal pointed it out. I actually had to go look in the fridge, to see it for myself. Yep, it’s there.

Other funny thing, it no longer seems all that hot to me. Just tasty.

You want WHAT in your coffee?

Posted 2010.03.08 8.41 in Pointless Blather by Stephanie

Usually, I don’t take blood in my coffee.

This morning though, I discovered my water dispenser has a sharp bit of which I was previously unaware.

Maybe the child safety thingy wasn’t to protect kids from hot water after all, maybe it was there to protect kids from the painful finger lacerations.

Darn Those Meddling Kids!

Posted 2010.01.17 9.41 in Pointless Blather by Stephanie

So I got a new water cooler recently. Excuse me, a new Water Dispenser. Nowadays they do hot, cold, and room temperature, so you can’t call them a water cooler any more. You know the things – metal and plastic, big water jug goes on top, place for a cup or glass, water comes out when you work the buttons or nozzles.

Anyhow, I do like the hot/cold/room temperature options. Hot is fantastic for making coffee, it’s very hot, like just a shade lower than boiling. I prefer to drink room temperature water, and the cold is available for guests. So far, so good.

Except every year they make the child safe protection stuff more insidious, more annoying.

I’m sorry but if parents are going to let little Johnny Dumbass play with the water dispenser, then little Johnny deserves the life lesson about hot water that he’s going to get. And for that matter, it’s also an excellent opportunity to learn about respecting the parents’ authority, assuming they at least told him not to screw with the water cooler.

But no – instead it seems society is bent on raising stupid children who will eventually grow up to become stupid (and litigious) adults. Nobody wants to take responsibility for raising their children, and so every damn thing has to become child-proofed and child-protected.

It just really agravates me that every morning I have to be inconvenienced trying to get my coffee, so that someone else’s dumbass kid doesn’t have to learn that hot water is hot (until they figure out how to defeat the safety thing.) Oh – and it’s not just for hot water – to save money, they made the hot valve also the room-temperature valve so I have to screw around with the safety device just to get a glass of water?

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