I blame all my headaches on work

GG ended up not getting that car on Tuesday. But… he may be picking it up tonight! (Turns out he had to do a lot more than he’d thought he would to get loans and stuff. He actually ended up taking a home equity loan.)

Nothing else new, really. Yesterday was a pretty crazy day at work. There are two days each month when I have to do all this data entry of training records (a job that I will hopefully be transitioning to someone else soon), and since new training was issued since the last time I’d done it, there were way more records than usual. So normally this job takes me a morning to do, but yesterday it took all day, plus I kept getting interrupted with stuff to work on for the new department website we’re going to launch soon! …It was just a frustrating day.

By the way, it has been so nice having this MP3 player at work! For the past couple days I’ve had it randomly playing all the songs that are on it, and I got to hear a lot of stuff I haven’t listened to in years.

And speaking of music, let me just say, after band practice last night, the 1812 Overature… ugh. I’m sure this will be a great concert in May, but I’m still not feeling that one.

“Kiss my big black Aztek”

GG and I ended up having a pretty nice long weekend, although it got a little hectic towards the end. On Sunday night we went to a birthday party for the singer in his band. It was in a banquet hall kind of room with a bar that was in the basement of an Elks lodge, and it was freezing! They had a kind of blues cover band play, which was pretty cool. We left there around 8:30 and went home for our usual Sunday TV shows: Family Guy, American Dad, and Intervention. We also watched something on TLC about steroids, called “The Man Whose Arms Exploded.” I love the sensationalist titles TLC comes up with for its shows, like “The Girl Without a Face,” or “Face-Eating Tumor.” Awesome.

We’d been talking about doing something on Monday like going to New Hope, since we both had the day off, but it was cold and we’re lazy, so we didn’t really do anything. I convinced GG to do some errands with me, including buying supplies to make baby blankets. When we got home, I whipped up two blankets, which are now for sale in my etsy shop. As you may know, I hate children and their associated accessories, but since my scarves aren’t really selling (even though they are awesome), D suggested that I make baby blankets. To make them a little different, I added hugging arms to them. You have to see, they are very cute. Depending on how they do, I might make others with ears or tails.

This may be the end of an era. GG went to the Pontiac dealer last night when he realized the warranty on his car was going to be up in less than 100 miles. He’d been trying to work out a deal to trade in his car anyway, and I think last night he was finally convinced to get a new car, rather than throw another $2,000 into his current one for the warranty. So… last night may have been my last time riding in the “big black Aztek.” They had a silver 2005 Vibe there that would be perfect for GG, and much better on gas, too. We shall see what he drives home tonight…

Hello WordPad!

After spending all day messing with all these WordPad files and templates and whatnot, I figured that, since it’s now tomorrow, I should probably create a post. Implementing WordPad was a little frustrating, but I really really wanted to be able to produce an RSS feed (especially now that I’m obsessed with Bloglines), and WordPad can do it, whereas Blogger couldn’t. So if you’ve been linking to my site, but you really just want me for my blog, I would suggest changing your links to LolaBlog.LolaGeek.com.

So if you were reading on Friday, you saw that I was looking into MP3 players. (Thanks for the comment Saucy, by the way!) Well, I went for it and got the Creative Zen MicroPhoto. It is very very cool. And usually I hate the software that things like this come with, but I actually really like the Zen MicroPhoto Media Explorer – it’s easy to use and does a great job, without any unnecessary stuff. Too bad this is a three-day weekend, because I can’t wait to start listening to music at work.

Neither of the kitties are lap cats, but a little while ago, as I was sitting here at the computer, Katrina was poking around under my chair, and I scooped her up and sat her on my lap, and she actually sat down and got comfy. She was even purring! (Of course, you see how long that lasted – she’s gone now.)