Updating in short bursts.

I found this ad awhile ago, and for some reason or another, at the time it greatly amused me. I'm writing it exactly as it appeared wherever I saw it (I think it was a sandwich board on the road somewhere, or a billboard):

Hello, I'm Pete... I spray a liquid product onto the outside of the house that sticks on and keeps the bugs away. SPIDERS, ANTS AND YES, MOSQUITOS TOO!

I also get rid of WEEDS.

I do this only once a year and it lasts.

That means less pesticide and less costly: residential and commercial from $60.

I think it was the capitalization and the bold that amused me at the time. Anyhow, I'm going through my little notebook and cleaning out some of the pages, which means posting some things I've written down in there over time.

One of my favourite quotes is a Souza quote that I'm sure many of you have heard:

Dance as though no one is watching you
Love as though you have never been hurt before
Sing as though no one can hear you,
Live as though heaven is on earth.

I think it's nice, even if I'm often too self-conscious to follow it.

Hrm... a few quotes that I can't remember if I posted or not:

* God doesn't hate it [gay sex] if they're young. How else are they going to have sex?
* When they're that young, they don't need to kneel, just bend over.
* Though shalt D.P. whenever possible. [A porn commandment]
* They have some kind of pre-esque device.

I think the first two or three have been posted, but just to be sure... I really have to update that quotes page. And the WB archives. :P

Something I found out of some flyer or aboriginal newspaper or something that I thought was rather pretty:

A Poem for the Grieving, by Anonymous
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die...

What else? Well, I slept fairly poorly this weekend, last night especially. It was my fault, last night -- I fiddled with the thermostat in an attempt to get the heat up and running again, and I wound up turning the place into a sauna. Or so it felt when I was trying to sleep.

When I'm warm, I dream, probably because I'm not sleeping as deeply as I ought to be. Well, last night's dreams were not happy ones: the first one had me dreaming that there was something wrong with Digger. I don't know what it was, but the vet's solution was to drain out most of his blood so that he would later die. Humane, no? Anyhow, in my dream I was the one that was there when he died (because I wouldn't leave his side), and I had some line from a song or a poem running through my head, something about the life leaving his body with his last breath (it was more profound in my dream), and I woke up a couple of times from that dream crying.

Of course, when I tried to get back to sleep, I kept thinking about the dream and it upset me again. So I went and got Paws, my security-bear (I never really had a security blanket, I had Paws. My aunt made him for me for my first Christmas, and I've always had him and slept with him up until I was 14 or something, and every now and then when I have a really bad night I still sleep with him and you can shut up and stop making fun of me right now) and went back to sleep.

Only to dream that I was at work, and every element on the touch screen kept firing everything and there wasn't anything I could do (or was doing), and that was fairly stressful, needless to say.

So I got out of bed around 10:30 or something and found that yes, in fact, my Internet access was back up and running, so I caught up on websites again. Then a bit later I called my mom to make sure that Digger was fine (which I knew, but wanted to hear the reassurance anyhow), and I chatted a bit with her about the household and Christmas plans, and that was that.

I went grocery shopping today, and I really really need to learn moderation. *sigh* I brought my backpack, thinking I'd only be buying about a dozen items or so, and I managed to spend almost $90 and totally overload myself. Urgh. Got that all home and put away, and then I started putting away some other things around the place, including doing my dishes, sent some email, then headed into work after picking up some Quizno's for lunch and dinner. For my Quizno's dinner I bought a salad, and they didn't give me a fork. So my dinner has been the crumbled bacon they included with the salad, which is the equivalent of about two slices in total. Bacon on its own just isn't that great. :P

Phew, my life is so exciting I can hardly sit still. :)

Last night I watched Dreamcatcher with Gord, Shawn and Jacob, and it started out kinda arty and intriguing, and then there were aliens and it was weird. Someone mentioned it was an adaptation of a Stephen King novel, and then it made sense. In the way that Stephen King makes sense. It was interesting, although I liked it better before the aliens came about. Ah well.

I've been kinda up in my head a fair bit lately, as evidenced by my last big update. It seems to be PMS related this time around, since as the days pass it improves somewhat. I'm just trying to keep from inflicting myself on anyone too much, lest I upset them too greatly. In contrast, it's been fun getting out of the house and hanging out with people, since that seems to help change my mood.

Anyhow, I should wrap this up now, since it's already long enough. I'm just praying that the night wraps up quickly. I'm *bored* and I really want some time off. *sigh*

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