We're having a heat wave in Ohio -- I wanted warm weather but the 90s is a bit much! The Kay still has a nasty cold and has been spending most of her time sleeping. Not good. I missed the blues festival and my friend Marcia's birthday. (Do I feel guilty? Damn right!) Yeah, I should prolly see the doc but they'd prolly tell me they can't get me in for a month. Once I figure out all this Medicare stuff, I'm gonna see if I can change doctors. I worked today and was horrendously busy with projects, phone calls and visitors from the start to my boss mercifully saying, "I'm exhausted and think you are, too. Let's get out of here!" LOL Whatta a guy!!!!!
* Saturday night I was awakened by an idiot at 3 AM playing rap music at top volume on his mega-loud car stereo that rattles my windows. As I lay trying to get back to sleep, I counted seven more such idiots doing the same damn thing -- in a 15-minute period! We do have a noise ordinance against this in our city but it doesn't appear to be enforced. I asked the head of community policing if I could shoot them. He said that I can't. They have rights. Where are mine? Does their love of noise supersede my right to peace and quiet? I want to know where these people live. I'll go over with a bullhorn and serenade them at 6 a.m. And if y'all knew how badly I sing, you would consider that a vicious threat or cruel and unusual punishment.
* This week is started out in a less than stellar fashion with an extra dose of stress. It's always an adventure in Kay's World. The chairman of a group of which I am an officer decided not to turn over the check for our grant to our treasurer because of a personality conflict between them: the latter expects responsibility with funds and resented some public comments made about how we did things last year as did the rest of us. Some serious phone time was in order and a meeting was called. Thanks to our vice chair's diplomacy, the matter was resolved--for now--but not without some hollering and accusations. Those of us over fifty understood the words that gave me pause on this: possible culpability, malfeasance and misappropriation. I dug in and insisted that we keep our treasurer as she is a meticulous record keeper and well-suited to the position. I attended the emergency board meeting with a letter of resignation in my briefcase which I'm glad I didn't have to use.
* I think I've decided which UMPC I want and I hope it comes out soon. It's the Acer Aspire and it has pretty much what I want/need with a price tag under $400 (a tad more tha my Economic Stimulus check and I think it's just adorable. Asus, the EeePC folks, have come out with improved versions at $500-600. Other companies are jumping on the UMPC as well but the Aspire has captured my attention -- partially because Acer thumbed their nose at Microsoft's attempt to place restrictions on the UMPC market by insisting that they equip their little machines with Windows products. Y'all can get them with Windows XP or Vista (but not from Acer!) but it will cost an extra hundred bucks and trust me -- a true non-techie -- that Linux is easy to use and there's lots of support for it. I am tired of Microsoft's untested updates that have, more than once, really messed up my computer. I have been attempting for months to get my Hotmail fixed to no avail. I don't call 'em The Evil Empire for nothin'! LOL I'm seriously considering changing my home computers over to Linux eventually.
* Just when I thought Hillary couldn't stoop any lower, she did by merely "suspending" her campaign. Isn't she tired of being Rush Limbaugh's punching bag? I would like to hear the rationale she's using -- it might come in handy sometime. Somehow I think it falls under "I have to keep beating my head against the wall because it feels so good when I stop." Sigh.
* After all my kvetching, here's YouTube's Video of the Year by a vote of it's members! I love the concept as much as I love a good hug!!!!