||[Oct. 24th, 2015|08:37 pm]
My computer has been clogged for hours, and just crawls along. I think maybe it got into the digital barbiturates, probably because I was making it look at Facedbook. That would make anyone want to slip into unconsciousness. But maybe it will cheer up now that I've brought it back to LJ. Even as near empty as it is, this is still a much happier web site than Facedbook. If the computer starts feeling better I might let it fetch a couple of videos at YouTube. I think the computer is as fond of Foo Fighters videos as I am. But right now it would probably just stall if it tried to fetch such large files. It will need to rest for a while first.|
There's an hour of English people murdering one another on one of the local PBS affiliates at nine o'clock. I'm really looking forward to that. The computer is not the only one who needs cheering up after looking at Facedbook, and the English are such cheery murderers it's quite infectious. But then I wouldn't need cheering, even after looking at Facedbook, if the rain that had been predicted for today had actually appeared. It failed me. However, the moon is almost full and the night is partly cloudy, so I might find the sky pleasant to watch.
The next chance of rain is next Wednesday. That is probably going to be the day I have to turn the furnace on. It's only going to get up to 61 degrees, and the night will fall to 51. I had hoped to put off lighting the furnace until November, but that is apparently not to be. At least we got close to November before it had to come on, though.
I'll probably open a can of chili for dinner. I was planning on having a frozen lasagna, but just remembered that I have no tomatoes or cucumber for a salad. Lasagna demands a salad, plus garlic toast. I can get tomatoes and cucumber when I go shopping tomorrow, and I'll have the lasagna tomorrow night. My list is rather short again this week because very little is on sale at either store. It's not a problem, because I stocked up on so many sale items a couple of weeks ago that I could probably eat only the stuff that's in my pantry and freezer for a month and not starve. Except for the fresh fruits and vegetables, of course, and some milk and fresh bread.
It's getting a bit chilly right now, and I think maybe I forgot to close one or more windows. Or maybe it's finally going to rain a bit after all. It always gets chillier just before a rain here. I'm going out to check.
That's about the temp range we're getting here these days. Haven't had the heat on yet, but I have the advantage of a whole building around the apartment, and often I can coast on other people's heat.
I've taken to making up a skilletful of rice with a bit of onion, tomato, and chili powder, topping it off when done with chunks of cheddar cheese. Very simple, easy to make (since I don't really cook anymore), and who doesn't love melted cheese?
Hope you get that rain!
Oh, p.s., I meant to say that FB is in fact kind of depressing. People post inspiringly captioned photos & stuff, but the constant barrage of bad news offside is distressing. They keep telling me things I'd rather not know about!
Facebook is rather like going to a party where the guests include Pollyanna, Penrod, Pope Francis, Dear Abby, Karl Marx, Voltaire, Dick Cheney, Jack the Ripper and the Marquis de Sade— and none of them will leave you alone!
Those last three can talk amongst themselves! I will stand over by the canapes table, eating shrimp puffs and pigs in blankets. ;)
Be careful! I think I spotted Ayn Rand under that table with one or two of her toy boys!
Now, you rattled me a little with talk of Dick Cheney and Jack the Ripper, but if you drag in Ayn Rand, I am OUT of there. :D
2015-10-25 10:21 pm (UTC)
I know the answer to this!
It is the ghost of Sluggo!!!! Come back for a haunting on All-Hallows-Eve. When was the last time you checked on Sluggo's tomb? Is that old machine still beneath the comforter in the back of your closet? Really? Are you SURE???? I wouldn't check on it alone!
2015-10-26 01:14 am (UTC)
Re: I know the answer to this!
Sluggo! I might have known! But, wait. Sluggo is still in the tower compartment of the old computer desk in the corner, and he is plugged into a power strip that is itself turned off (and has been ever since my electric alarm clock died several years ago.) Unless he has figured out how to get electricity past a closed circuit I don't see how he could be having an influence on Butch.
I suspect that Butch is just getting old, like me. He's got a slow processor (by today's standards) and very little RAM compared to newer computers. And he's still running Windows XP. In less than a decade he's gone from state of the art to something more like a stateless refugee. Poor Butch— another victim of global upheaval. (Thanks, Obama.)
Of course my telephone line still passes through Sluggo, and thus all my Internets traffic, but without electricity how could he be monitoring it all? Clever he is, but that clever? Still, maybe it's time I drove a Teflon stake through his hard drive.