atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
atomic_fungus
atomic_fungus

#2460: Jingle Jingle Jingle!

...got Christmas music on the LT, sitting in front of the Christmas tree (lit but undecorated; my sister and her husband are busy people) and I just finished a big farm breakfast. I kind of stuffed the hash browns, and broke two yolks, but oh well--it was still food.

I've just about come to the conclusion that the first meal I eat after sleeping has to be crammed with fat and protein and carbohydrates if I wish to avoid hypoglycemic attacks later in the day.

One of my sister's cats was sitting next to me and begging, so I gave him a scrap of bacon; when I was finished eating I set the plate down, expecting the cat to lap up the egg residue--and instead the creature gave the plate a few token licks, then sauntered off. My cats would have licked the plate clean.

I think my sister spoils her cats a bit too much. Oh well.

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Snow on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day is rare in the Chicago area. Of course, where am I when all this is going on?

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Meanwhile the EPA is moving to control all that global warming that's falling from the skies. Owing to my "no politics on Christmas" policy I'm not going to say more about this...right now.

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A brief history of Christmas lights.

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I agree with Marko on this. If you're going to go somewhere to use their free WiFi, it's polite to at least buy something once in a while. Look, the WiFi is advertised as "free" but what that woman is doing is freeloading, and freeloading is at best impolite.

Free WiFi is offered as an enticement to get people into the store to buy things; it's not provided as a public accommodation. You want that, go to the library--at least the taxes you pay are supporting that.

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I spent nearly the entire day yesterday indoors; I went out and had a look at my sister's back yard as I hadn't seen it since 1995. Otherwise, I did nothing and liked it. It was nice not to have to go anywhere or do anything.

I already gave my sister and brother-in-law their Christmas presents--I gave them to them when they were packing to leave Illinois, last Saturday--before we decided that I'd come down here for Christmas. Oh well. Point being, I have no last-minute shopping to do. My brother-in-law and I are going to go run a couple errands and try to track down a pie of some kind; otherwise there's not much that needs doing.

Last night I played WoW for a while, and had some fun with that. WoW runs...acceptably...on the LT, which I can't complain about considering that it was Dell's cheapest dual-core machine in 2008.

If I can get me a job fixin' robots, then I'm going to spend some serious money on a laptop with a core I7 processor and decent graphics. It'd be funny if that machine did WoW better than my desktop did; but it wouldn't be too long until I upgraded that, too. Heh.

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Why "Jingle Jingle Jingle"? Because the song that was playing when I finished breakfast and started with the bloggeratin' was the song by the same name from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, that's why. Ha ha.
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