the search for the pencil sharpener

who uses real wooden pencils anymore? imagine my surprise to see that the supply room is stocked with #2 pencils. seriously, who in the tech sector still uses a wooden pencil. it seems to outdated… that didn’t stop me from picking up two pencils, though. they came pre-sharpened so i started using them right away. it’s been a few weeks now and they are pretty dull so i went to sharpen them. but then i realized that i don’t have a pencil sharpener because, you know, who uses wooden pencils anymore?!

but for someone to stock pencils means that there must be a pencil sharpener in the building somewhere…so i went to seek out the pencil sharpener.

maybe it’s in the supply room? nope.

maybe one of the ASIC machine supporters have one. nope.

i was just about to give up and i checked my mail. it looks like there was actually quite a bit of junk mail in my mailbox so i cleared it out and recycled it. then, next to the recycle bin i spotted it. it looks like it was made in the 80s but it still worked so i stuck my pencil in it and it sharpened away. now…i just need to find some paper to write on…

a little alarming

it is only in the past few days that i’ve become all too aware of what kind of food i’m eating on a daily basis. well, it’s alarming i guess because i’m remembering what i’m eating. so looking back now, the taco and quesadilla dinner plus the taco bell lunch day might not have been one of my shining dietary moments. is it bad when i consider a lee’s sandwich lunch a healthy lunch? i mean, they are pretty healthy, right? there are vegetables in my sandwich. i have to say that maybe the sandwiches were the most healthy things i ate this week. and now that i’m thinking about them, i’m starting to get very hungry…

so starting next week (because christi’s out travelling this week) i’m going to try and eat healthier. maybe i should start by trying not to eat quite so much fast food. i have eaten at l&l a few times already this week and i’m sick of them.

*sigh* the next thing you’re going to be hearing from me is that i need to exercise more or something. when is this silliness going to stop? i kid, of course. i would never say that i need to exercise more.

speaking of moving more, i’ve been working on the yard off and on the last few weeks. i’ve tried to weed the front yard and it’s looking a lot better. there’s a huge pile of trimmings that i need to put out for the city to pick up. next project: the backyard.

the backyard has been overrun with weeds and the rose bushes that i thought i had trimmed to satisfaction are actually out of control! i’m going to take a pretty aggressive prune to them and we’ll see what they have to say to that.

goodbye, kristy lee cook

kristy lee, you were by far the most attractive of the bunch. some say stunningly beautiful. though i feel like your performances have been getting better each week, they just didn’t seem up to par with the rest of the super talented bunch. you’ve had your exposure and country seems to be your niche. not quite my cup of tea, but you have a pretty decent shot at it.

you broke the top 10 too, so you’ll be touring around the country with the american idol tour. who knows, maybe this year i’ll try to go to the concert. your farewell performance to simon was fantastic, you’ve got some spunk in ya.

as far as the rest of the bunch, my favorite keeps changing. i’m torn between david cook and brooke white. i think both are fantastic in their own right, but it’s hard for me to imagine that brook has never seen an R-rated movie. how does that happen??

david cook’s version of always be my baby was fantastic. he is by far the most original and creative of the bunch. it’s down to 6 now. each elimination at this point is going to be a surprise.

beauty and the geek – finally she’s out

whoever casted randi as a beauty in this show was out of their mind. beauty? hardly! when compared to hawaiian tropic models and playboy models, randi doesn’t even compare to the other beauties. in what i consider to be ugly both outside and in, i’m glad that she’s out of the running.

sure, the girl’s got some spunk, but they should have found spunk in someone who truly deserved to be called a beauty. i think it just goes against the namesake of the show! speaking of miscasting parts, whoever decided that it was fair to have greg a gay geek compete in the show was wrong. yes, i know, that it’s probably a twist that they wanted to add, but i think that the traditional role of beauty and the geek were not properly represented. i feel bad for greg for having to be stuck with randi, though. he added some great comedy into the show.