26 Tea - 39 p.r.S.P.
That's right, I've got a week off work (well, I'm in the midst of it now). What have I been doing, you ask...not much of anything, really. I've been creating CDs mainly--from the 30 or 40 or so albums I've acquired from Soulseek. I was hoping to take a big chunk out of the files I have saved--to make room on the hard drive--but it's a bit slow going. I have done about 8 so far..not too shabby, I suppose.
I was interrupted in my diligent musical mission yesterday by a scheduled visit to the dentist for a root canal. Yee-Haw! I was quite prepared for a bad experience, but it wasn't that unpleasant..other than the bit when the dentist seemed to be scraping my tooth with some sort of file. That was a weird sensation, even with half of my face novacain'ed up. It didn't even hurt that much when the novacaine wore off a couple of hours later. I think the low amount of pain may have had something to do with the nerves in the tooth having already "died" some time ago, due to the filling in the tooth coming loose a few years ago and me not having it replaced. Whatever, it was nearly a painless operation and I'm quite glad of that. I'm not clear yet, though, as I've got to go back in a few weeks for another filling...great.
What else is going on? Oh yeah--in case you hadn't already heard, Kurt Vonnegut died on April 12th. Another one to add to the role call of cool people who've passed on to the Great Beyond in the last couple of years. It seems as if most of the exemplary critters are jetting off to places unknown and most of the gits are living on--just gotta keep on keepin' on, I suppose.
Enough of that downer talk, it's Pixie's and mine 3rd Wedding Anniversary this week!! Tomorrow, to be exact--April 26th (Gregorian). What are we up to now? Coal? Quartz? Something like that...anyway, still the best times I've had, despite the occasional downs. It's also been my longest-lasting relationship. Hats off to my Dearest Pixie--you're the best, baby!
We're off to Lacock Abbey tomorrow, near Chippenham in Wiltshire. Apparently, some of the Harry Potter scenes were filmed there. There's a film crew in the nearby village while we will be there--I'm not sure what is being filmed, but we'll probably just check out the abbey anyway. If there's time, we'll stop by Avebury, to see the stone circle there--like the wacky pagans we are ;-) Should be a nice day out--seeing the sights, having a picnic lunch, breathing in some fresh air.
May 1st is coming up shortly--May Day and that. It's also my older sister's birthday, so a big B-Day shout-out to her. I hope she's well, I haven't been in touch with her or her family for quite some time.
That's all I've got for now, so I'll leave you with a joke:
At the end of the tax year, the Tax Office sent an inspector to audit the books of a synagogue. While he was checking the books he turned to the Rabbi and said: "I notice you buy a lot of candles. What do you do with the candle drippings?"
"Good question," noted the Rabbi. "We save them up and send them back to the candle makers, and every now and then they send us a free box of candles." "Oh," replied the auditor, somewhat disappointed that his unusual question had a practical answer. But on he went, in his obnoxious way: "What about all these biscuit purchases? What do you do with the crumbs?" "Ah, yes," replied the Rabbi, realizing that the inspector was trying to trap him with an unanswerable question. "We collect them and send them back to the manufacturers, and every now and then they send a free box of holy biscuits." "I see," replied the auditor, thinking hard about how he could fluster the know-it-all Rabbi.
"Well, Rabbi," he went on, "what do you do with all the leftover foreskins from the circumcisions you perform?" "Here, too, we do not waste," answered the Rabbi. "What we do is save up all the foreskins and send them to the Tax Office, and about once a year they send us a complete dick ".