thetofupirate: (Jayne: eating people alive)
About 2 and a half hours ago, I realized my plans for the day were shot. Completely. I had been planning to go to the job place downtown to see if they have different postings than the stuff online, and to see if they have any other services I might use. Then I was going to apply to tons and tons of jobs, and maybe try to catch a showing of Lars and the Real Girl sometime this evening, since I'm pretty sure it's still on at the Bookshelf.

However, when I went downstairs with the intention of working out, I realized that our basement had flooded. Thankfully, it's only the "new" section, as the original basement is fine. And it's only most of the new section, not all of it. Stupid thaw, and stupid massive rainstorm!

Our lovely neighbours have a wet vac they're letting me borrow, so there is no more of me, kneeling with a towel and bucket, trying to attack an inch of water in a 14' X 14' space (that's a guess).

I have figured out that the water most likely comes in from the door to the backyard, as that's really flooded. First thing in the spring, we're totally shoring up the sides of the house with dirt angled away from the house! And my plan for a hollyhock and peony garden at one side of the entranceway may not be a good idea, if that's where the water gets in. Although, I never water them, so maybe it would be okay afterall.

Anyway, I should probably get back at sucking up water. At least my hands won't be prune-y now. There goes my "vacation".

And Scott is totally taking over when he gets home.

WTF?

Oct. 7th, 2007 11:58 am
thetofupirate: (Damn the man!)
Holy shit. Warner Brothers' president of production says they will no longer be "doing movies with women in the lead."

Why? Because they haven't performed well at the box office. I'm sure the fact that they were crappy movies in general had nothing to do with it. Nothing at all. What a fucking asshole.

As Gloria Allred states in that article, if the studio confirms that this is now their policy, I'm staging a girlcott.
thetofupirate: (Jayne: eating people alive)
I HATE MICROSOFT!
I HATE MAIL MERGES!
I HATE WORD AND EXCEL AND THE FACT THAT THEY WILL NOT DO WHAT I WANT THEM TO DO IN ORDER TO GET WHAT I NEED.

1 EXCEL FILE OF NAMES AND ADDRESSES
+ 1 WORD FILE JUST WAITING TO BE MADE INTO ADDRESS LABELS
= 1 FUCKING BALL OF FRUSTRATION FOR ME!!!

I do not know why it won't work. I used to be able to do mail merges, but apparently not here.

AAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH.

Any suggestions on anything to do with taking an excel file and merging it into Word would be wonderful and totally make my day.

ETA: Oh thank goodness. I messed around with MS Queries (what the hell is that?!) and now it's done! Yay! You can ignore my ranting now.

HATE.

Jun. 29th, 2006 04:46 pm
thetofupirate: (Damn the man!)
I KNEW there was a reason I hate that dude from Nickleback. What an asshole. I hope the cops do more than "propose" charges.

FUH2!

Jun. 7th, 2006 08:49 pm
thetofupirate: (I aim to misbehave)
This site makes me happy.

Normally I just give those fucking monsters my patented fists of rage, but I think I may have to start using the official H2 salute, and submit it.

I hate those things so damn much! *fists of RAGE!!!!*
thetofupirate: (worry)
What the fuck is with Ryerson offering NO full credit publishing courses this summer? BASTARDS! So if I want to finish in December as I was hoping, I'll have to take three courses in the Fall. Provided they actually OFFER the ones I need to finish up. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!
thetofupirate: (Lenore loves kitty)
I've always had a bit of a soft spot for Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and the following has totally made it mushy:

Pictures of Assholes, a short film by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, in which he turns the camera on the asshole papparazi.

It's impressive how civil he remains, even when they're total jerks.

(via [livejournal.com profile] lection)

****

My new upstairs neighbour REALLY NEEDS TO BUY A RUG! OR SEVEN! And STOP wearing their FUCKING SHOES ALL THE TIME!!!

Is it rude to bang on the ceiling with a broom handle when they incessantly stamp their feet on the floor for no discernable reason? Like, for minutes at a time, and not moving from one spot. FUCKER. Or should I knock on their door and ask them to stop? Or talk to the super?
thetofupirate: (Andrew panflute)
Just saw Match Point with [livejournal.com profile] listersgirl and [livejournal.com profile] starfishchick. It was way more enjoyable than I thought it would be. Plus, the company was very good - so nice meeting you, SFC!

And I figured out where I recognized Matthew Goode from...Chasing Liberty (which I remembered as I was standing next to my copy of it).

I'm glad I've never pretended to not like so-bad-they're-good movies, otherwise I'd be embarassed now.


In other totally unrelated news, I apparently have a new upstairs neighbour. While they have yet to blast really bad music, they totally need to buy a really fucking thick carpet. They sound like a freaking elephant.

And I was getting so used to the quiet. Le sigh.
thetofupirate: (Oz as god)
I don't think I've mentioned it here before, but a bunch of us at work have put together a basketball team, and are playing on Wednesday nights in a local league. We signed up for the "we suck, but we're just playing for fun" section, but we seem to be one of the few teams who actually do suck and play for fun - every other team strikes us as a bunch of boys who are super good at playing basketball and want to make themselves feel really fucking awesome by beating people who haven't played in at least 10 years, and asking a couple girls to join their team so that they can keep playing in this league and making themselves seem like bigger men because they win.

The team tonight was just ridiculous - they were beating us by over 20 points (and in this league, all baskets are one point, no matter where they're shot from), and they were STILL doing picks, and trying to steal the ball from us before we could even get out of our defensive zone after they'd gone out of bounds, or whatever. This was the first team we played that didn't make it at least a little fun. Jerks. So they're the first team that we're not giving full spirit points to. Bah to them.

And I was having internet/email problems at home, but now it's all sorted out - yay! Maybe I'll actually write interesting things. Ha.

But now I'm tired and sore (my own teammate hurt me - not on purpose, but I totally had the ball when he wrenched it from me and jammed my ring finger. It feels almost like the ones I sprained back in highschool, except without quite so much of the "Oh god! They feel like they're on fire!"ness), so I'm just going to veg out with a movie then go to bed so I can be up early to start going to the gym again.
thetofupirate: (Oz as god)
Apparantly "I'll send it in half an hour" really means "You sit and wait at Scott's computer, and I'll send it eventually...some day...but definitely not before at least an hour...yeah."

So, the annoying Director at work, whom I've recently not had to deal with so much because of "realignment" and things like that, is totally keeping me waiting on a freaking Sunday afternoon. I'm supposed to update our website but I cannot do that WITHOUT THE FREAKING STORY THAT IS TO GO ON THE WEBSITE! And she totally called over an hour ago saying I'd have it in a half an hour, and it has not shown up yet. GRRR!

And I get to deal with this because the actual webmaster is off helping his girlfriend give birth to their baby. BAH! (Okay, I'm totally kidding about being annoyed by that - I think both J & S are awesome, and I am so excited that they're having their baby this weekend, and I cannot wait to visit them all.)

But it's so annoying checking my email, and not having anything waiting for me. I just want to post the story!

ETA:

Half an hour apparantly means two hours later. But I got it up within half an hour of receiving it, so it's all good. And I watched a movie for most of the time that I was waiting, so it could have been worse.
thetofupirate: (worry)
I think I need to make a Canadian version of this hoodie, especially considering I have that particular sentiment in a patch and button, and I'm wearing all black in mourning today (sort of. But I wear all black to work at least once a week, anyway).

Sadly, the person I voted for did not win. BOO. But hey, it's $1.50 for the NDP at the very least.
thetofupirate: (agnes of god)
I'm watching One Dead Indian, a tv movie about Dudley George, and it is making me SO FUCKING MAD. What the fuck did the cops think they were doing? I really need to read up on this. And Oka. And pretty much anything else. I was pretty fucking oblivious in high school.
thetofupirate: (agnes of god)
On the bus ride home from seeing Cait at the airport, a most fucked up thing happened.

We ended up behind another bus on the same route for a while. And that bus driver wasn't always stopping to pick up passengers. It's not like his bus was full at all - there was hardly anyone on it. Our bus driver was confused, and would apologize to the passengers we stopped to pick up. Eventually our bus driver realizes that driver is only stopping at places where there were white people, and not at all when there were solely people of colour at the stops.

WHAT THE FUCK? That is just SO fucking messed up. I was completely flabbergasted, as was our bus driver when he realized what was going on as well. And just when I'd decided to try to remember the number of the bus, we got stuck in traffic, and that bus got way ahead and I couldn't see it anymore.

Fucker. If I'd been on that bus...

And this was right when I was reading the chapter on skinhead racist assholes in the punk movement (I'm reading Fury's Hour: a (sort of) punk manifesto, by Warren Kinsella), so I was already mad.
thetofupirate: (agnes of god)
While I was cleaning it up, I didn't think anything I saw today could beat the cat puke. Until I read this.

Those people are some kind of fucked up..

*

And now for something completely different:

Zombie Survival Score )

I'll have to try it again after I finish the zombie survival guide.

*

Also, I need to buy boots, since my winter ones from the last two years are dead. I really want these. I'm a little tempted by the burgandy/pink ones, but I'm sure I'll get bored of them after a year, so I'm thinking black would be best. Even if my co-worker gets the same ones.

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