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January 17, 2008

I was planning on adding more content and pictures, but I got sick, again. Or still. I'm not exactly sure. Either way, I've felt too crappy to do much more than sleep and work. I haven't been very hungry and lost 15 pounds during my first bout with whatever this is. That would be the only benefit to this. Hopefully, I'll be able to lose a few more pounds.

I did add a minor new thing over there on the left. It's my claimID. It's just one of those excuses to have my name on another website.

January 7, 2008

As I mentioned previously, I got the flu from someone at work. I got sick on Saturday the 29th. I actually missed work on the 31st (and I rarely call off work). Mrs. splorp! began coughing on Monday, too. What a wonderful New Year's Eve that was. We stayed up for the new year, anyway, and then went to bed. What's worse than having the flu on New Year's Eve?

A next door neighbor with a tent/canopy that sits roughly 4 inches (that's about 10 centimeters for you folks who dislike the Imperial measurement system) from the apartment wall. That, in and of itself, wasn't the problem. The 40-50 MPH (65-80 KPH) wind gusts were the problem. The wind would rush through the patio area and slam the tent into the wall in regular intervals for the WHOLE DAMNED NIGHT. We called the apartment complex ("Sorry, except for emergencies, they will be unavailable until 8am on January 2nd") and the private security company ("Ummm... nothing we can do about it"). We ended up trying to sleep on the couch and love seat. I was pretty much passed out from exhaustion and being sick. Mrs. splorp! was in better shape than me and she actually pounded on the door of the neighbor after 8am. The guy who answered the door said it was his roommate's tent and agreed it was annoying, but wouldn't do anything about it. The tent is now down as we left somewhere in the neighborhood of 5 angry messages with the apartment complex. I would have ripped the down thing down myself if it made any of that noise, again. (Setting it on fire wasn't an option, as it was too close to the building).



Below is Harley Quinn, our Green-Cheeked Conure

Harley Quinn
Harley Quinn in November 2005





Drusilla, the Vampire Parakeet To the left, you’ll see Drusilla,
the Vampire Parakeet, named after
a character on Buffy the Vampire Slayer,
because she bit like a vampire.
She passed away on 12/20/04.






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