September 2008!

September will be here tomorrow, so here is the list o’holidays! Thanks to all who provided ideas! There was almost enough to fill up the entire month! Way to go, team!

I listed some other things that I found for September on Taking a break from posting the astrological signs and such. If you are interested in those, however, please feel free to check out the link or last year’s eclectic list of days for September. Enjoy!


Children’s Good Manners Month
Classical Music Month
Coupon Month (National, US)
Ethnic Foods
Marriage Health Month
Self Awareness Month (International)
Self-Improvement Month
Women of Achievement Month

1. FW’s Birthday!
2. Introduce A New Blogger Day
3. EvilAlien Mom and Dad’s 42nd Wedding Anniversary
4. Celebrate Your Favorite Delicatessen Day
5. Guitar Hero and Wii Appreciation Day
6. Eat All Your Veggies Day
7. Miss Punk Rocker Appreciation Day (Her Idea)
8. Evil-E + Renee = Together 1 Full Year!
9. Eat My Shorts Day (Celebrate “The Simpsons”)
10. Top Ten Commenters Day (brag about your top ten if you have some)
11. Remembering September 11th Day
12. Renee Appreciation Day
13. Dead Blog Day – Find a Blog That’s Been Untouched for Two Years or More (Points for Interesting Content)
14. BHM and Babybull’s 1 Year Wedding Anniversary!
15. Wear White After Labor Day Day
16. El Fid’s Birthday!
17. Puppet Recreation Week – Recreate Your Favorite Scene from a Movie or TV Show with Dolls or Puppets or Pets. Post to YouTube.
18. Zombie Appreciation Day
19. Suze’s Birthday!
20. Saturday Scavenger Hunt 1 Year Birthday!
21. End of Summer Appreciation Day
22. Crunching Through Leaves Appreciation Day
23. Smoke Inhalation Awareness Day – For Those of You Burning Leaves in Your Yard
24. Blog Something to Make it Sound Like a Dr. Suess Rhyme (Theodore Geisel Remembrance Day)
25. Leaf Pile-Up Day! -Yay! Jump in Leaves!
26. List Your Hobbies Day
27. Watch Something on TV You’ve Never Seen Before
28. AlienCG is 6 Months Smoke Free!
29. Interpretive Dance Appreciation Day
30. Silverware Appreciation Day

Saturday Scavenger Shots: “Blue”

AlienCG of “Swamp Gas & Moonlit Reflections” chose this week’s word to be “Blue”. When I was younger, I really liked the color of pink. Then as the years went on, my favorite color was dark red. Now although I still love red, I’ve realized that shades of blue are appealing to me. Especially turquoise and sky blue shades. I liked those shades so much that I painted my bathroom in a blue color.

Enough of my babbling, here are my photos:

I was going through my apartment looking for stuff to take a photo of, and my Wii Sports disc caught my eye. There it is, in all its blue glory.

So I was cleaning my one and only bathroom today, and I have a bowl of different colored glass sitting on the back of my toilet for decoration. I love the look of that bowl and the glass, but the glass shards on top were looking kind of dusty. So I took the whole bowl, rinsed off the glass and cleaned the bowl out with some hot water and glass cleaner. The water in the bowl turned blue because of it, and it looked kinda cool. It turned into a photo for the word today. I realized later that I caught my embracing ghost friends salt-n-pepper shaker in the background. The pepper ghost’s color is perfect for the word too.

Here is my bowl o’glass all cleaned and sparkly. Conveniently enough, most of the shards of glass are shades of blue. There are white pieces in there which compliments the blue.

Finally, here is a small selection of things in my place that are blue, so I combined them for this shot. There’s my bowl of glass, a jeweled thingy that used to be a candle holder, my Sally Hansen growth activator (with botanical extracts) for finger nails, a travel-size bottle of Febreze, eyeglass lens cleaning solution, my three-step nail file and buffer and finally my blue stapler.

So that’s that!

Angriness is…..(Page 8)

“A pervert in two of your classes.”

Yeah, that first frame was the kid I mentioned in the other post when I was ranting about my history teacher. Then, as if that wasn’t bad enough, I went to study hall and there was a kid who said a few nasty things to me (one I won’t even repeat, the memory is bad enough), one of which was a line I had yet to understand thoroughly. I knew it was bad, though. The line, “There’s a party in your mouth…” yadda, yadda, yadda. I wrote it out at the time, but I didn’t get it right, because I had not heard that line before. Eventually, I found out one of the nice guys in “home room” knew the kid, and once he found out that I didn’t like the guy for particular reasons, the perverted little jerk stopped bothering me. Happiness is a bodyguard who works for free.

Just An FYI

I don’t like speaker phone. I really dislike it very much. I can see how it frees up hands to do other work and such, but that seems to be the only benefit. I don’t use it, but sometimes people who call me put me on speaker phone. Then I don’t get the clear, one-to-one, conversation. There’s certainly the feeling like that person isn’t paying attention to what we’re talking about. You know they’re distracted, and I don’t like the feeling that we have to shout.

No thanks. I’m anti speaker phone.

So Technical

– I bought a gift certificate from my manager’s favorite brewery for his farewell gift, and when I was using my card to pay for it, the guy at the counter noticed my last name. Found out that he and one of my brothers are fishing buddies! Small world.

– While waiting for the red light to change the other day, a girl walked up to my side of the car and knocked on the window. She said my tail light is out. Thanked her and moved on. Went to the auto parts store, NAPA. I love the smell of that store. It’s got a mild scent of gasoline and motor oil. Nothing overpowering, though. Anyway, I bought the bulbs. Later that night when I got home, I wanted to get the task done. So I grabbed a flashlight and my handy-dandy cordless drill. After I took out the two screws, I still had to pry the light open to expose the plugs and bulbs. The directions in the book told me to hit the plastic light with my hand to dislodge the fasteners. I just thought it was weird that they weren’t telling me to use this tool or that tool to dislodge it. Just hit it with my hand. Hm. Well it’s not that easy anyway. I eventually pried it open and after a little more struggle I replaced both bulbs (the turn signal light was out too) and screwed it all back in place. Ta da, it worked! But did my brake lights work?

– This morning I went to the leasing office to ask someone if they could check my brake lights. It was closed. There was a guy with a clipboard standing in the parking lot. He may have been a serial killer, but I greeted him with a “good morning” and then asked him if he could check my brake lights. On the way to the car, I thought I’d attempt another greeting, so I asked, “How are you today?” Silence. I glanced over at him and he had a look on his face like I was some sort of weird creature talking out of my ear. He finally answered, “I’m fine.” Anyway, he said my brake lights were both working. I had a feeling I should ask someone else, so I asked my manager. Both signals are working now, plus the brake lights. All systems are go, but I felt better asking him than a stranger.

– Yesterday brought a nice surprise. I ordered a new CD from another one of my favorite comedians the other day. The guy’s name is John Heffron. I already have one of his CDs called “Good Kid, Bad Kid” which is really funny. Anyway, I didn’t expect the package to be delivered so soon after ordering, but while I was at home yesterday before going to work in the afternoon, there was a knock on my door and it was the mail lady. She had the CD! Yay! So I could listen to it before going off to work. He talks about some material that was on his other CD, but then talked about new stuff too, since he got married. The CD is called “The Better Half”. Minimal swearing, too. When he made this newest CD, he was thirty-five. So he talked about cassettes, Trapper Keepers and Van Halen.

Here’s a clip of some of his stuff from “Comedy Central”:

Here Ya Go

Thought I’d post a few photos today. These were taken in 2006 when I went exploring with my camera. It was a beautiful day.

Here’s a tree full of blossoms and a perfectly located bench at Lakewood Park in Lakewood, Ohio:


I’m a swinger, baby, yeah! Always loved the swings, and this was taken again at Lakewood Park. I set my camera timer and started swinging. Fun, fun, fun:


Here are my shoes and a mere fragment of a fragment of Lake Erie. The water was so clear, I had to take a photo:


A little section of Edgewater Beach called Perkins Beach, seen through the trees of the parking lot. Looks kind of tropical:

This is the original slide at Cove Park in Lakewood, Ohio. Lots of cuts, scrapes and broken bones happened to kids on this lovely piece of playground equipment. I know I sliced my finger open when they first installed the tunnel on the slide, then another day while trying to walk up the wrong way, I fell and banged my nose against the slide, got a bloody nose. One kid fell off the top of the slide and broke his collar bone. I think that was all before we had that rubber matting put down. We lived on the edge, people. Oh and while I was going through these online, I noticed that there is a little graffiti on the tree there. I’m sure there’s even more now, maybe on the slide itself.


Angriness is….(Page 7)

“A friend that keeps on telling you to shut up, when you’ve spent almost your whole life trying to gather enough courage to say ‘Hi’.”

She didn’t do it too often, and when she did she was just trying to show off her bossiness and be funny. Ha. Ha. I was able to zing her back a few times, so it’s all good.