30 November 2012

12 Minutes

I woke up at 8:17 a.m.
- let the dog out
- brushed my teeth & washed my face
- got dressed
- fed Baker
made it to work by 8:29 a.m.

27 November 2012

3 Blogs

In case you've forgotten, I have three active blogs. 

Tess (a.k.a. b-e-s-t possible little sister ever) 
& I have been updating our blogs more.

You can see my other blogs
by clicking the profile link on the side bar --->, 
or connecting to these links:

Mission: Run

Artsy-Fartsy... Zam

23 November 2012

Listen Up

You may have seen my Tunes & I post.  That took about 10 days to: intermittently import disks, label songs from mixed CDs that weren't in the registered database, download Album Artwork, & back-up iTunes on several devices.

Now that I've finished that task, my next aim is to listen to all of the songs I haven't heard in a very long time.  If I were to listen to all of the 5598 songs in the main Music area it'd take 15.2 days.  Remember there are 420 songs in the Playlists too. 

I've heard all of them before, but they deserve to be listened to again.

This is exciting!  It's like getting a present, just because.

20 November 2012

On call !

Every first and third Tuesday the Fire Department has meetings in order to keep EMT skills fresh & everyone updated on Standard Procedures.  Tonight I attended my second meeting since starting the class in September. Burns was our topic.

Once I'm an EMT, part of volunteering includes attending at least one meeting, as well as two 12-hour shifts, a month. (They're optional right now.) Being on call is part of the gig too, but I'm not sure what the protocol is besides being available when they need more people.

Much to my surprise, Captain Howell informed me that I will be issued a pager, which means that when a tone is sent out for more EMTs needed, I can go to the scene.

As I was leaving, Fred informed me that no student has received a pager since he's been there.  He's been teaching since 1989.  So, I blushed & said, "Thank you." Then went out the door & clicked my heels!

19 November 2012

I drank the Kool-Aid

It took 9.5 years, but I finally did it.

I bought, and I'm wearing, Carhartts.

Now I feel like I'm back in the North Carolina hills
working on a farm, instead of in Bethel.

And a new, warmer, coat to boot!

Baker's telling me how pretty I look.

Sorry these are so fuzzy; the photos were taken with Photo Booth at night.


This week's forecast.  Brrrr...
Did I mention it was 47 degrees in my house
when I got back from class at 10:00 p.m. tonight? 
I think the filter in my Toyo needs to be cleaned.

18 November 2012

Who's Right?

I need to post these so I can laugh a little bit rather than feeling sorry for myself.

In due time... I'll get you, Mr. Right!

13 November 2012

Tunes & I

A new project: Uploading my CDs into iTunes.
After my computer crashed the last time, I didn't re-upload everything. Do you know how long it takes to upload 4000 songs? Days. Then, I got into buying music on iTunes. I love the nostalgia of sliding a CD into a player... It's nowhere close to the touch of a needle on a record, but still. Often I listen to the iTunes DJ & I've been missing out on listening to my greater collection. So, slowly, it will finally be back together again. I'm excited to find out how many songs I have now & to hear the oldies mixed in with the new.

I'm on D.
{Yes, I alphabetize my CDs. Just in general. I'm not like those crazy people who alphabetize to the second & third letters. It's just a hodge podge of the letter D. I swear!}

@ H = 3980 songs
@ Z = 5005 songs
* w/ compilation CDs = 5485 songs
* 26 CDs were rejected (260 songs, at least)
& the 26 Playlist albums add up to 420 songs.
Grand Total (guess) = 6,165 songs

(Who cares?! In rural Alaska, we find anything we can to stay entertained. 
That's my only explanation. It's this, prostitution, or drugs, people.)

06 November 2012

New Paint Can Make Everything Feel. New.


You get the picture. Even though the wall is partially covered, you can see that (below) the end result is so fantastic. Before the wall was tan, dirty & scuffed up, & just not mine.

My theme music? Loud. Blaring. Insane Clown Posse & Lindsey Stirling. Separately, of course.

& Now:
Clearly, Baker is practicing for his career in modeling. 
Is it for the paint? The pictures? The projector screen? Who can tell?

The next project: A contraption to hold my projector, 
& all of it's appendages, on the ceiling. 
It's going to have to be able to pull back, so that I don't hit my head all the time.