Monday, February 22, 2010

Trash Day

I love, love, love having my laptop out all the time. I've been leaving it out in the living room so I have been able to write more often. Plus I've put the smack down on Mike using it ALL the time. I usually have to pry it out of his hands. But lately, the past few days anyhow, it's been the other way around. Technically, though, it's mine. But I can't really be like that because, technically, all the income we live off of right now is his. So who needs to push pennies, really?

Oh, what am I doing? Monday is trash day and I always, always, always wait until the very last minute to put the trash out. I always start to get it together on Sunday night, but I never finish. So I really should be out there doing it right now. I'll be back.

Eeww, my brothers, and my sister, actually, smoke like chimney's. And they have this nasty little habit of putting their cigarette butts into cans of soda, beer, red bull, whatever they may have handy. A plain old drinking cup will do just fine if there is any amount of liquid in the bottom to put out the butt. It's F'n disgusting. Especially for the person who ends up cleaning it out of the cup after it's been sitting there stewing for who knows how long. But it's even worse when you're out in the cold, lugging the recycling, and one of those cans falls out of the bin, onto your thinly gloved hand and seeps into the wool, leaving a lovely ass and water scent. Yippy!

Well, I better get on with my day. My Mom is coming home from CT or RI, or wherever she is, today. I think my brother is coming home with her too. But maybe not since he apparently met a woman last night as he was coming back from a movie. I have yet to collect all the details, but I will definitely dish when I do. It's SO exciting. He really needs a girlfriend. He has dated the same girl on and off for almost ten years. They finally broke up, hopefully for good, just a couple months ago. She really wants to get back together, but he's had enough. I hope this new girl is cool and things work out. This could be the best thing that could EVER happen to him, as long as she's not a drug addict. I can't wait for him to come home and tell me more!

Anyway, I have a ton of cleaning to do, as usual. So I better run. I have so much I want to write about so I'll be posting again soon. Everyone must be SO excited that I now have a new, Oh so accessible, location for my laptop. And now I can write about nonsense and housework ALL DAY LONG!!! Whoo hooo!

Yeah, Right. I'll try to spare you somewhat. I don't have a lot of self-control though. So beware.


Gledwood said...

I'm hoping to get a laptop someday soon, so wish me luck with it.

I new nothing at all about computers until I made a giant study of the matter some weeks ago ~ and that severely did my head in.

Although we had a Sinclair ZX Spectrum (48k RAM!) in about 1983 and a Commodore Amiga (512k RAM) in the late 80s, and although I have been blogging for the past 3 years or so, would you believe it, I did not know that floppy disks were utterly outdated until I searched in vain for the slot for them in an internet cafe and noticed people were plugging in mysterious tiny USB "flash drive" gizmos into them...

... what monkey business is THAT!!

PS the laptop I was looking at with 4gb ram has very approximately a MILLION times more memory than our first home machine... which loaded up games off CASSETTE TAPES, taking 5 mins at a time ~ haha!!

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Glad you have a good location for the laptop. Also glad about your brother. Keep us posted.

Sending love,


Jeannie said...

I like having mine handy too but then I waste too much time on it instead of doing necessary work.

Hope your brother has found romance - everyone needs a little love.

Nellie said...

Gledwood - I hear you on the computer things, technology has been making advances at such a pace it's rather impossible to keep up. I took a computer class a few years back and that helped a lot, that and the "Idiot's Guide to Blogging". But still there is a lot I don't know. But I am familiar with the flash drives because we had to use them in school. They're pretty awesome, you can wear them around your neck on a string and they hold loads of info. Wicked handy.

Nellie said...

SB & Jeannie - Thanks for popping by so loyally. I do waste quite a bit of time when I should be doing other things. I think I could manage that with or without the computer to distract me. I really like having it handy because I write more and even though most of it is nonsense, there are also all these memories stuffed in there that I think will be cool to read a few years from now. I often think of my blog as a sort of journal. I know other people see and read it, but most of all I keep it for myself. I've been keeping journals since I was kid, so now I'm just doing it online instead of in notebooks.

Things are looking good for my brother and his new possible girlfriend. She seems really interested and he's super happy about it. They're going out again this weekend. Whoo hoo!

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