Sunday, November 29, 2009

It's DONE!!!

Wooohooo it is finally done. I have salvaged all my music off the other computer's slave drive, using Linux Mint :D
It is now safely on the new computer and I burned a copy to dvds. (all 15 of them :D )
I am now a veryyyyyy happy cat!

Sunday, November 22, 2009


I almost choked on my coke when I saw this one :D

Here's an edited version of it, with sound.
If you offend easily Do Not Click on it.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

celebrated too early

I thought I was done working with a certain nameless asshat. I was informed late yesterday afternoon, after I had already made my last post, that I have to endure three more days this coming up week yet (@#&#@*&) I may need those "get out of jail free" cards yet.
(calm blue oceans only goes so far)

Friday, November 20, 2009


Well, I survived the week from he11. (and no one ended up in the hospital from a planned an unforseen accident) I won't get into any details, suffice to say, never was I so happy to see the clock strike the hour.

Every Friday, when I get home from work, I play a specific song. I call it the Friday song. I though I would share it with you.


Wednesday, November 18, 2009


I was thinking that myself today. Backyard is getting awfully full.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

fire safety

Last Tuesday we had our annual fire talk. What to do in case of a fire at the plant. It went kind of like this.....
instructor: What is the first thing you do in case of fire?
me: panic!
instructor: Ok then, what is the second thing you do in case of fire?
me: grab your purse and run.
Yes, both of my responses garnered some laughs. We are all a bunch of comedians there. But think about it, we work in a paper converting plant, if there was a fire what would you do?
My keys are in my purse and if there is a fire, there's a good chance we are going to be done for the day. I need my keys to drive home :P (not to mention my purse is always within five feet of me where ever I am at work.

Fast forward to Wednesday afternoon.......
I'm in my own little world, feeding scrap into the grinder when squeallll, screech, choke. OHHHHH $HIT! Jammed it up, but good. Reach over slap the power switch to off. Two seconds later sirens and flashing lights. Dayem, I set off the friggin alarms on the machine. First time that has happened since I started. My team leader comes over, looks at the flashing lights, looks at me and says "so, should we open it up and see if there are flames?" No flames, thank goodness, but a whole lot of acrid black smoke. Melted the belt :)) The maintenance guy just shook his head when he got there to fix it.

one of those kind of days

I have had to format four times in the last three weeks. I think my computer is slowing croaking on me.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veterans Day

Many thanks to each and everyone who has served this country, and made her what she is today. A place of freedom.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Linux ROCKS!

Many know what kind of problems I have been having with my computer since I got it back from the technicians. The latest is my slave drive. For the last few weeks I have been trying, without luck, to recover my files from it. Every time I would boot the computer up with both master and slave installed, it would say error loading OS. I was running Windows XP on the master, with no OS on the slave. I tried switching jumper pins, moving the slave drive into an external usb enclosure, a boot manager, everything I, and several others, could think of. I even downloaded a trial version of a program called Getdataback, which could actually see the files. The only problem with the recovery program was cost. In order to move those files I had to buy an $80 license key, which I was loathe to do. So a friend of mine suggested trying a Linux live cd. He suggested Linux Mint, which he uses at his cafe. (thank you Anton!) IT WORKED! Not only could I see the files, but I could also transfer them to a flash drive, and it didn't cost a single cent! Why didn't I just burn them directly off the drive using Linux you ask? Quite simple, I only have 1 dvdburner, and the Linux Live cd was in it. I'm still not sure what exactly happened to the drive, and right now I don't particularly care anymore. I only have to get my music off the slave drive yet, everything else has already been moved. Then I will format it. (if it will let me)

Friday, November 6, 2009

It's FRIDAY!!!

TGIF! Hopefully I wont have to go anywhere this weekend. Other than a few long weekends in September, we have been running 48+ hours a week, for over 5 months now. Yes, the extra money is nice, but I miss my 3 day weekends :| zzzzzzzzz

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Four way stop........ optional?

On my way home from work today, I came up to a 4-way stop. I checked to the left, right, then left again. No one was coming from the right, 5 vehicles were approaching from the left. I took my foot off the brake, started into the intersection and promptly slammed my foot back on the brake. The lead car, coming from the left, a silver suv, decided that the bright red STOP sign must have been an option, because they blew right through it. Missing my vehicle by a couple of feet and never once tapping their brakes. (Asshat) Had it not been for quick reflexes, good brakes, and dry pavement, I would have been part of a jeep parfait tonight.

Have I mentioned lately how much I hate my drive home? Oh, I have? Well guess what....... IT HASN'T CHANGED!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

what I do

I work in a paper converting plant that makes specialty spill kits. We make pads, rolls, socks, booms, chemical kits, you name it, we probably make it. I have mentioned, on occasion, the amount of weight I lift each and every day. Usually around 2-3 ton. By hand, and no, not all at once :P
I took a couple of pictures today, to give you an idea of what the raw product starts out as, and what the finished product looks like.
The scrap comes to me in many shapes and sizes. The ones pictured below are 6" end cuts from a 4 foot diameter roll. I send all that through a grinder/shredder and fill the bags you see. The average weight of each bag is 35 pounds. Once I am done bagging the grind, someone else takes those bags and fills the socks (the end product), using a hopper and blower system. The material shown here is called "oil only". Meaning it will float on water and not absorb any of it. It will only absorb oil.

bright lights

It's 5:00p.m. The sun is just setting. You are in the middle of town, with the street lights on. Do you really need your friggin BRIGHTS on??????

You're traveling down a major highway. The posted speed limit is 55. Is it really necessary to do 25 friggin miles per hour????

Somedays I hate the drive home!

Sunday, November 1, 2009


That's my story and I'm sticking to it!