April 9th, 2004

bundled up, walkabout, snow

Learned a new job skill tonight

And fed the dragon for 4 hours.

Details trained me on the scanner, including proper kicking (which doesn't actually involve feet, it just felt like it).

I knocked out the only indexing job they left me in just 1:22, then took a dinner break.

The New Dieter's Cookbook continues to impress me: tonight's dinner was a spinach-feta pie that tastes remarkably unlike either spinach or feta (or cottage cheese, for that matter, one of its other ingredients). This is a good thing, since I don't care for any of the three. I liked the pie.

Finished dinner at 8:22, trained for a bit, then scanned a whole bunch of medical files. Clocked out at 12:23am.

This morning at bowling there was ugliness. Slacker-bowler gave extreme attitude about payment, and I pushed back, rather than letting it slide. She threw a tantrum, quit bowling after the first frame of the her third game, even after having it made clear that would mean quitting the league at this point.

Some people were never taught good sportsmanship, and responsibility to a team.

Quitting reduced her debt by $20 - the last two weeks are paid ahead - and one of the other bowlers in the league (not on her team, as they didn't fall for her theatrics) paid her debt to the league.

A rather dark cloud cast on a bright morning. Not only was it sunny and mild, but I bowled fantastically well today. My first game was a 177! We took all four points, bringing us within one point of the second place team.

I got information from KitchenLady about how much a breakfast buffet would cost for the league banquet. We never got around to appointing a banquet committee, so I'm doing the groundwork myself. There are two weeks of regular bowling left, then banquet.

Then I'm taking a break from bowling until Tuesday Tigers start up again in August.

In completely unrelated news, Tigger has taken to using a new expletive: "Tartar sauce." I think he said he got it from Teen Titans. He sounds so cute when he uses it. :) I'd been meaning to write about that, but I haven't had a lot of time for writing, lately.

Tomorrow, I'm washing dishes and folding laundry first thing, then I think this week's cleaning task will be all four toilets. And the sinks and counters. And maybe the bathtubs, if I'm ambitious. But not the floors. I've got to draw the line. ;)

Once I've tired myself out with physical labor, I'll move on to bookwork. I have a chat-date with Sydb at 12:30, and that way I can get the moving around the house stuff done before I sit down to chat.

The boys have chess club until 5pm tomorrow, and since I've been banned, I don't have to leave the house until it's time to pick them up. More time for housework...
bundled up, walkabout, snow

Sigh.

Flar says everyone he talks to is of the same opinion: dress codes get implemented in schools because of what the girls are wearing.

The latest missive from TLS:

Dear Lower School Families,

We are asking that lower school girls refrain from wearing artificial
fingernails to school.  They can be a distraction at school, and Nurse
Beers warns us that there are possible health issues, as well.  Thank
you for understanding and for helping with this.


Sincerely,
Lower School Head