[smartads] With a driving desire to brush my teeth and an even more desire to go to the CR, I hurried out of bed at 0638 this morning. After I completed all of that I turned on the computer anticipating the 5000 hit mark. When I went to bed around 12:30 -ish, I had exactly 4700 hits. But it was only 4786 and no comments. That’s the first time I didn’t have ‘any’ comments when I woke up. Anyway, I’m anticipating some during the course of the day. None yet.
Lita wants me to make pancakes again this morning. I told you I created a monster for myself. Now I’m the Hotcake Honcho around here. No one else will make them, but if I do, they want some. Think that is because I’m so good at it? Nah! I don’t do anything special and I over-cook half of them. Just a hassle that everyone else would rather not have to do. It’s fine though, I get to flip little hotcakes up in the air and try to catch them on their other side without them scrunching up.
I’m going to have to convince Lita that I need a new C-drive. I mean I do need one, but she might not understand that. Now if this blog was making money already and I told her that, she wouldn’t even ask questions probably, except just to ask, “How much do you need?”. I could just go get the C-drive and let her know later, but since she has so many projects going on right now, we still have utilities and she does most of the shopping, I think it’s best to let her know where all the money is going.
I need a wrist pad for this computer too. My wrists are getting rubbed raw on the towel I have on the computer desk. It’s a soft towel, but the way I have to hold my wrists when I type it rubs and leaves red streaks and little holes.
Did you know that here in the Philippines, they do not shortcut air conditioner with a/c? I know some of y’all do. But when I first got here, even though I had already visit here 6 previous times, I didn’t realize that they didn’t even know what a/c was. I told Mar that when we build the house, will will need to have at least 2 a/c’s, maybe 3. Now this is a guy with a Doctor’s degree in Engineering and Vice President of the biggest University in the city, and his response was, “What’s a/c?” I know it’s not his fault, he’s a very smart and happening dude. I think it’s just one of those language barrier things. Here they call it “air con”. Now that was easier to figure out, “air con”. A/C could have been a lot of things to him, but to me and millions of Americans, it’s an automatic thing to think of air conditioner. Anyway, I thought it was a cute little story I would share. I was thinking about it again yesterday. This happen back in May of this year, when we were first discussing the house plans. Mar has big plans for our house. He wants to make it a model house for his Engineering feats. He plans to take a picture of it when/if it ever gets done and publish it. If he can get it to look anything like the picture that we hoped the house would look like, then he deserves to have it published.
I’m hoping that soon we will have enough money to continue with the plans and then maybe I will stop worrying about it. Not that I worry too much, but it’s always on my mind. Will it ever get done?
Today is exactly 1 month since I started the blog. I’m going to give myself an overall grade of a ‘B-‘ so far. I’m giving that grade because I have learned a lot of things about blogging, I have meant a lot of nice people, I’ve gotten no negative comments and I’m having fun doing it. On the other hand though, I still am not generating any income from blogging, I still have so much more to learn, I’ve got less than 5000 hits (which I’m told is okay, just not great) and I worry that people will tire of reading the same old thing, unless I get out and do a lot of adventurous things (and I don’t want to do too many things, some is okay).
Arnel is here. I hear him out there working on the wall. Maybe we could get Pink Floyd to help him work on The Wall. I’ll take pictures later to record his progress and pass it on to y’all.
Juvic Joy. It seems that since Cora is not coming, even though I’m not ruling that out, Juvic will be working for us. She will not be sleeping here because her father can come pick her up when she is finished with work. She will work from 10am – 10pm. Not sure of how much she will be paid, but she will. Hopefully that will settle her down a little and she will become the wonderful, beautiful woman that I know she can be, if she applies herself. If Cora decides to come, well that’s okay too. We’ll have 3 or 4 people working for us then, depending on what they decide with Lynn. Oh, plus Vicky’s son is suppose to start soon too. I wonder when that is. I should find that out today. Of course, remember he is only going to be part time (after school and on weekends).
It’s 0845 now and still no comments. Is everyone there alright? Did America blow up and someone forgot to tell me? Just checking.
Finally got 1 comment from Gloria around 9:20, I wasn’t here when it came in so I can’t be exact on the time. Don’t know why I’m so obsessed about comments today. Maybe this comment from Gloria will shut me up.
I just finished helping Lita make the bed. Why do they call it, “making the bed”? You’re not actually making the bed, you’re just putting sheets, blankets and pillows on top of a bed that is already made.
Tagalog word of the day: kama (ka-ma) means bed.
I hear Titing outside. He is singing almost all the time when he comes by, so he’s easy to pick out, even it you are not looking. He sings a lot of American songs and sometimes he messes the words up, I mean who doesn’t, but for him, I’ll listen and if he messes up I’ll correct him, if I know the lyrics. But I always wait until he is finished. Sometimes when he sings a little, I can tell if he is not sure if he is singing it right, because he will look at me, like saying “Is that right”? Then I’ll correct him right away. I won’t make up lyrics to try to fool him or have him singing it wrong forever. He might not trust me after that. Besides, I’m not much of a liar.
I just had a whole lot of things typed in here instead of this, but it was ranting and raving about the poor job the government is doing to fix the utilities, roads and housing in this country. I decided it wasn’t proper for this blog. It showed my mad and evil side. I will finish my ranting and raving and post it somewhere though. If you want to know about it, I’ll send you the name of it after I decide on whether it will be “Stupid Government” or whatever. I’m already bored with not much to do, then when I try to do something I like, this blog, there is always a brown out. We’ve had 4 brown outs today. It’s only 7:44pm. We might have more before the night is over. I’m still pissed off about that, I better log off here before I start again. Happy reading and happy days.