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Right now, just after 9:00 in the evening, it's 57 degrees outside (that's almost 14 degrees Celsius). Just to remind you, a year ago we had sub-zero temperatures and several feet of snow on the ground. The other day I went for a walk, and found this in one of the pots I'd stowed under the deck for the winter:

Blooming on 1/30!

Mind you, I'm not complaining! And we can blame El Nino this time. But it sure is weird.
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under the arbor, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

The lovely sunshine coaxed me out of the house this afternoon. I wandered over to Grandmothers' Garden, where everything is still covered in snow. Last year at this time, green things were poking out of the ground.

Once and future garden... )



I then wandered downtown, where I saw the strangest thing. I had to cross the street and get a picture.

We come in peace... )

The icy stretches of the sidewalks were most annoying, but in places where the ice and snow were melting, lovely patterns were revealed.

winter lace )

Three weeks until the Spring Equinox.

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under the arbor, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

The lovely sunshine coaxed me out of the house this afternoon. I wandered over to Grandmothers' Garden, where everything is still covered in snow. Last year at this time, green things were poking out of the ground.

Once and future garden... )



I then wandered downtown, where I saw the strangest thing. I had to cross the street and get a picture.

We come in peace... )

The icy stretches of the sidewalks were most annoying, but in places where the ice and snow were melting, lovely patterns were revealed.

winter lace )

Three weeks until the Spring Equinox.

lizziebelle: (calvin & hobbes)
I wanted to get this down before it leaves my mind completely. Further evidence that I live in the Twilight Zone...

The rising sun this morning was sending a column of light straight up. I've never seen anything like it before, and I wish I was able to pull over and take a picture, but I couldn't. It lasted until well after the sun had cleared the horizon. It was amazing, in all senses of the word.

I saw a couple of people in the middle of a corn-stubbled field, stacking what looked like branches. I glanced again as I passed them, and it looked like what they were stacking was geese. There were geese all around them, and I swear, I swear I saw one of them toss a goose with its wings outstretched onto the pile. This was while the sun was sending up that column of light. It was not a dream, nor was it a hallucination. I don't think. Keep in mind that this was at about 7:15 in the morning.

Weird.

People are giving me way too much information about their lives here at the office. I had one woman who wanted to see last week's paper for the real estate listings so she could see if her "son's father's girlfriend" had bought a house in her neighborhood. I know way too much about her and the alleged girlfriend now. Seriously, I wanted to beg her to stop.

Also, the coffee delivery guy's daughter will make a great divorce lawyer because, in his words, she's a cold-hearted bitch. And he's proud. Yeah.

If this day gets any weirder, I may have to lie down. *g*
lizziebelle: (calvin & hobbes)
I wanted to get this down before it leaves my mind completely. Further evidence that I live in the Twilight Zone...

The rising sun this morning was sending a column of light straight up. I've never seen anything like it before, and I wish I was able to pull over and take a picture, but I couldn't. It lasted until well after the sun had cleared the horizon. It was amazing, in all senses of the word.

I saw a couple of people in the middle of a corn-stubbled field, stacking what looked like branches. I glanced again as I passed them, and it looked like what they were stacking was geese. There were geese all around them, and I swear, I swear I saw one of them toss a goose with its wings outstretched onto the pile. This was while the sun was sending up that column of light. It was not a dream, nor was it a hallucination. I don't think. Keep in mind that this was at about 7:15 in the morning.

Weird.

People are giving me way too much information about their lives here at the office. I had one woman who wanted to see last week's paper for the real estate listings so she could see if her "son's father's girlfriend" had bought a house in her neighborhood. I know way too much about her and the alleged girlfriend now. Seriously, I wanted to beg her to stop.

Also, the coffee delivery guy's daughter will make a great divorce lawyer because, in his words, she's a cold-hearted bitch. And he's proud. Yeah.

If this day gets any weirder, I may have to lie down. *g*
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tombstone candy?, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

Yes, it's marshmallow tombstone candy. Even more bizarre than chocolate crosses. No, I did not buy one. *g*

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tombstone candy?, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

Yes, it's marshmallow tombstone candy. Even more bizarre than chocolate crosses. No, I did not buy one. *g*

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tag sale, busy, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

...and there isn't going to be a day three. We all decided we were done.

I sold most of the big stuff, which is good because I really didn't want to bring it home with me. The footlocker is gone, and the leopard pouf, and most of the craft stuff. I tossed a few things after letting the other gals go through it, then packed the rest in my car. It's all getting donated.

A few folks who were there yesterday came back today for more. That was nice.

We had one large Hispanic family, in two or three cars, buy a whole bunch of stuff. They were really nice, and we were glad to see all that stuff go.

I was disappointed that the printer & scanner didn't go. They don't make software updates for my Mac, so they're going on Craigslist.

At least half the stuff I took to sell is gone, so, yay! I made about $125. Also yay!

Meanwhile, across the street... )



I'm glad I have tomorrow to recover. At least it was a gorgeous day, if a bit cool in the morning. Better than brutally hot, or raining!

lizziebelle: (Default)

tag sale, busy, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

...and there isn't going to be a day three. We all decided we were done.

I sold most of the big stuff, which is good because I really didn't want to bring it home with me. The footlocker is gone, and the leopard pouf, and most of the craft stuff. I tossed a few things after letting the other gals go through it, then packed the rest in my car. It's all getting donated.

A few folks who were there yesterday came back today for more. That was nice.

We had one large Hispanic family, in two or three cars, buy a whole bunch of stuff. They were really nice, and we were glad to see all that stuff go.

I was disappointed that the printer & scanner didn't go. They don't make software updates for my Mac, so they're going on Craigslist.

At least half the stuff I took to sell is gone, so, yay! I made about $125. Also yay!

Meanwhile, across the street... )



I'm glad I have tomorrow to recover. At least it was a gorgeous day, if a bit cool in the morning. Better than brutally hot, or raining!

lizziebelle: (Default)

Hermione knows what this is, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

It was a cloudy, grey day today, so I wasn't as tempted to run outside and play. I did three loads of laundry, and cleaned up one bit of clutter that's been bothering me. Then I went outside to play. *g*

This lovely flower, as Hermione knows, is Monkshood (also known as Wolfsbane and Aconite). I'm pleased that it came out, as the light was rather iffy. Most of the pix I took today were in black and white )



How was your weekend?

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Hermione knows what this is, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

It was a cloudy, grey day today, so I wasn't as tempted to run outside and play. I did three loads of laundry, and cleaned up one bit of clutter that's been bothering me. Then I went outside to play. *g*

This lovely flower, as Hermione knows, is Monkshood (also known as Wolfsbane and Aconite). I'm pleased that it came out, as the light was rather iffy. Most of the pix I took today were in black and white )



How was your weekend?

kaboom

Jul. 8th, 2009 07:38 pm
lizziebelle: (OMG ONOZ)
The weirdest thing happened at work today. We heard a boom out in front of the office, like something exploding or hitting the building. It was really loud, and we felt the concussion. I jumped up and ran outside to see what it was, along with several of the tenants. One of the publishers came running up the driveway to see as well. There was a garbage truck that had pulled over across the street, and the driver got out and walked around it, talking on the phone. Everyone kept asking what happened, but nobody could see anything unusual. The driver got back into his truck and pulled away, mystery unsolved. We all wandered back to work, and then someone said he had looked out the back door after the boom and had seen a puff of dirt or rust behind the truck, so he thought that maybe something exploded inside it, like an aerosol can or propane tank. That's the best explanation anyone could come up with. Weird.

A couple of hours later, the massage therapist tenant came in and asked if a meteorite had hit the building. He said that's what it sounded like, and that it had hit right over his head. I told him that if one had, it would probably have come right through the ceiling and hit him. *g*

So, a little excitement for a boring Wednesday. :)

kaboom

Jul. 8th, 2009 07:38 pm
lizziebelle: (OMG ONOZ)
The weirdest thing happened at work today. We heard a boom out in front of the office, like something exploding or hitting the building. It was really loud, and we felt the concussion. I jumped up and ran outside to see what it was, along with several of the tenants. One of the publishers came running up the driveway to see as well. There was a garbage truck that had pulled over across the street, and the driver got out and walked around it, talking on the phone. Everyone kept asking what happened, but nobody could see anything unusual. The driver got back into his truck and pulled away, mystery unsolved. We all wandered back to work, and then someone said he had looked out the back door after the boom and had seen a puff of dirt or rust behind the truck, so he thought that maybe something exploded inside it, like an aerosol can or propane tank. That's the best explanation anyone could come up with. Weird.

A couple of hours later, the massage therapist tenant came in and asked if a meteorite had hit the building. He said that's what it sounded like, and that it had hit right over his head. I told him that if one had, it would probably have come right through the ceiling and hit him. *g*

So, a little excitement for a boring Wednesday. :)
lizziebelle: (george)
PETA, those folks known for their thoughtful and sane actions (not), decided that CloFu, which is George Clooney-flavored tofu, would be a good idea. It seems that someone acquired a sweat-soaked towel used by Mr. Clooney, and offered to make Clooney flavoring out of it as a fundraiser. George's response? "As a mammal, I'm offended." Hee!

And no, no matter what you might think, I would NOT buy CloFu. That's just disgusting. :P

In other news, NOBODY TOLD ME that last night was George's return to ER. There's no way I could've stayed up for it, but I would have taped it! There was no mention of him in the promos I saw. You'd think they'd be shouting it from the rooftops!
lizziebelle: (george)
PETA, those folks known for their thoughtful and sane actions (not), decided that CloFu, which is George Clooney-flavored tofu, would be a good idea. It seems that someone acquired a sweat-soaked towel used by Mr. Clooney, and offered to make Clooney flavoring out of it as a fundraiser. George's response? "As a mammal, I'm offended." Hee!

And no, no matter what you might think, I would NOT buy CloFu. That's just disgusting. :P

In other news, NOBODY TOLD ME that last night was George's return to ER. There's no way I could've stayed up for it, but I would have taped it! There was no mention of him in the promos I saw. You'd think they'd be shouting it from the rooftops!
lizziebelle: (witchy)
I had a customer yell at me this morning over .9". Point. Nine. Inches. Said we were practicing deceptive advertising because our one-coumn ads are 1.929" across while the columns are 2". Insisted on this even after my boss explained to him that they have to leave a little room so that the ads don't run into each other. Said he was going to call his credit card company and dispute the charges because he wasn't getting what he paid for. This is a doctor who is advertising for fibromyalgia patients. Oy! He also gave our credit manager a hard time, as I recall. He said he will run this ad but never again, and I said thank god, I mean that's your prerogative. (why does slash not work today? grr!)

I needed a drink after that one! Had to settle for soda.

Coming back from lunch, there was an SUV (or maybe minivan) parked out back with license plates that said I*MBALM and a plate holder that said, "My other car is a hearse." I don't even know what to say about that. o_O

It's frakking freezing in here because somehow the heat got messed up and is blowing cold air instead of warm. It was 60 degrees when I got here this morning, and not a whole lot warmer than that now. I should've worn socks.

I'm really glad this is a three-day weekend ahead. I'll need that extra day to recover!
lizziebelle: (witchy)
I had a customer yell at me this morning over .9". Point. Nine. Inches. Said we were practicing deceptive advertising because our one-coumn ads are 1.929" across while the columns are 2". Insisted on this even after my boss explained to him that they have to leave a little room so that the ads don't run into each other. Said he was going to call his credit card company and dispute the charges because he wasn't getting what he paid for. This is a doctor who is advertising for fibromyalgia patients. Oy! He also gave our credit manager a hard time, as I recall. He said he will run this ad but never again, and I said thank god, I mean that's your prerogative. (why does slash not work today? grr!)

I needed a drink after that one! Had to settle for soda.

Coming back from lunch, there was an SUV (or maybe minivan) parked out back with license plates that said I*MBALM and a plate holder that said, "My other car is a hearse." I don't even know what to say about that. o_O

It's frakking freezing in here because somehow the heat got messed up and is blowing cold air instead of warm. It was 60 degrees when I got here this morning, and not a whole lot warmer than that now. I should've worn socks.

I'm really glad this is a three-day weekend ahead. I'll need that extra day to recover!
lizziebelle: (rocks fall)
Flickr has a stats feature that lets you see how people found your photos. It shows you the groups, sets, and search terms. Yesterday, someone used the term "butts panty" to find one of my photos. This puzzled me greatly, until I remembered the Yankee Swap, and the giant panties that someone brought. Mystery solved.

Except for why anyone would search for "butts panty"...
lizziebelle: (rocks fall)
Flickr has a stats feature that lets you see how people found your photos. It shows you the groups, sets, and search terms. Yesterday, someone used the term "butts panty" to find one of my photos. This puzzled me greatly, until I remembered the Yankee Swap, and the giant panties that someone brought. Mystery solved.

Except for why anyone would search for "butts panty"...

oddness

Jun. 13th, 2008 09:23 am
lizziebelle: (because I'm bad)
I got to East Longmeadow earlier than usual this morning due to light traffic. Is traffic usually lighter on Friday? Maybe people were staying home because it's Friday the 13th? Anyhoo, since I had a Starbucks gift card and some extra time, I thought I'd treat myself to a decaf mocha latte.

The rotary in E.L. is awful at the best of times, and it's currently under construction (they say they're making improvements; I'll reserve judgement on that); they have a couple of cops directing traffic, and this morning they didn't seem to be doing a great job of it. There were cars everywhere, and they all looked like they weren't quite sure where to go. I'm glad I don't usually have to go through there.

The crowd in Starbucks looked like they really needed their caffeine this morning, too. One woman practically stumbled through the door as I was leaving. Oh, and a car nearly ran into me as I was pulling into a parking spot! What is it with people this morning? Sheesh.

They're updating our internet connection this afternoon, so I will most likely be offline after 3 or so. Whatever possessed them to do this on Friday the 13th during Mercury retrograde, I'll never know!

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