June 10th, 2003


I can't belive I did that..

so, I get home last night, and the roommates have that "test the nation" IQ show on the tele..

I actually stopped and watched for a little bit.. This became 15 minutes.. Which expanded into half an hour..

Gah!! That show had so many problems I don't even know where to begin. The stereotypes were disgusting, the questions they asked were pathetically easy, the hosts were brain-dead. . . I could go on, but mostly I'm just disgusted with myself for even sitting through half an hour of it.

For what it's worth, I'll admit that I came in on the tail-end of the questions and missed the memory section, which would have likely killed me. All the other questions (which I saw when they displayed the answers) were rather straight-forward, though.

so, as I was saying..

Saturday I did laundry. This normally wouldn't be a big issue. I usually do it on Friday night (yes, I'm lame) but It's not like I've never done it on Saturday in my life.

So I do my laundry, and I'm sitting there waiting for the dryer to finish when I realize there's a bit of a glitch with this one. When I put the second quarter in it, it stopped counting the time. I made sure I ran it extra-long to verify that it was messed up, and found that to be the case.

So, after letting my clothes spin around and get all nice and dry, I open the door and start pulling them out, only to find that there is a bit of a problem:

I accidentally left a (relatively new and full) pen in one of my pant pockets. DOH! now I have blue ink on almost all the items in that load of laundry.

I went and picked up some new shorts on Sunday, will likely go get another pair either today or tomorrow, and am trying to figure what I'll do for my shirt situation. I kinda have enough to make it through the week, but not *quite*.

we'll see. On the plus side, I now have *plenty* of "toss-around" clothes! :)

I hate purchasing trolls

and I'm talking with a passion here. If anyone could ever make me think violence is an appropriate responce to a situation, it's purchasing trolls.

So, here's the latest chapter in this saga. I'm sure you all remember how I had to re-create a quote a week or so ago because they were stupid lazy bastards and didn't place the order on time to begin with? Well, guess what happened now? If you guessed "they did it again" you're right!

Frelling trolls sat on the new quotes I gave them too long and they need me to create yet *another* set. This time, it's because of a $16 change in the configurations offered by the supplier, the older selection no longer being available.

What gets me, is why can't the damn purchasing trolls make the change themselves? When I went to order a printer, extra ink, and an extended warranty they felt fully justified in changing it to just the printer itself and from an entirely different vendor! That change totaled something like a $250 difference, and we wound up spending more for the extra ink (it was a "buy with the printer for less!" deal) and we don't have the extended warranty either (I've found HPprinters have an annoying tendancy to break right after the standard warranty expires). So, sure they saved $75 on the printer itself, but they cost us more in the long run!


On the plus side, I checked to make sure these quotes don't expire for a month, so I'm *hoping* this gives those freaks enough time to click the "okay" button (which is all they really need to do anyway).

Purchasing trolls must DIE!!

And now, after I've gone and done this bull for her twice because she's too damn lazy to do her job, she's saying that a printer that is part of the quote is something I've added at the last minute!

It's been there for OVER A MONTH! Had she actually been doing her JOB, she would have noticed that!!

Trying to get me in trouble with my departments, and make it look like I'm getting myself equipment when people aren't looking!