mousme: A picture of the muppet Forgetful Jones from Sesame Street (Forgetful Jones)
This happens to me all the time. I plan things waaaaay ahead of time, because that's how stupidly busy my life is due to scheduling stuff. So things get filed away in my head under the classification "Really Far Ahead In The Future."

Unfortunately, they never get un-filed, even though objectively I know they're getting closer. So now I just realized that next weekend I'm leaving town, and I sort of planned for that, only there was an extra cooking commitment in there which I only just now remembered. *headdesk* Yeah, in my head it was all "I really need to remember that I have that thing for which I need to make lasagna in October... wait."

Hey, at least I remembered now instead of Thursday, when there would have been a mad scrambling panic.

Eesh. Brain, meet cottage cheese. The two of you have SO much in common I'm sure you'll have LOTS to talk about.
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Going Mad)
My camera cable has once again pulled a disappearing act. I'd been keeping it religiously in the same place, until I had five people stay here. Now I don't know whether I accidentally moved it "somewhere safe" or what.

*sigh*

I feel as though I'm losing my grip on my mental acuity. I'm just getting stupider as the years go by...
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Canadian Borg)
Me: "GRC-RCMP Montréal bonjour, good morning!"

Caller: "Yeah. How can I get in touch with the Canadian consulate in Montreal? I can't find them in the phone book."

Me: "..."

Caller: "Hello?"

Me: *prays that I misheard* "Ummm... which consulate did you want?"

Caller: "The Canadian one. I have a question about travelling abroad. Is there one in Montreal, or would it be in Ottawa?"

Me: *thinks they should never let this one out of the country* "Uh, you do realize that a consulate represents its country abroad, right? In other countries? We don't need a Canadian consulate in Canada itself."

Caller: "Really?"

Me: "Yes."

Caller: "Oh. So... who do I call?"

Me: "What information do you need?"

Caller: "I want to know about travelling to Russia."

Me: *God help us all* "Why don't I give you the number for the Russian consulate, then?"

Caller: "Great, thanks!"

Me: *headdesk*
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Sleeping Dogs)
I was pouring my second cup of coffee this morning, thinking about what I have to get done today, and casually opened up the can of coffee and dumped a spoonful of coffee grounds into my cup.

>_<


I caught myself before the whole spoonful went in, but I still got coffee grounds in my cup of coffee.


I am going to the gym in about 45 minutes, and I don't wanna. I am stiff and sore from yesterday's gardening marathon (the garden looks awesome, though!) and the gym people are going to make me *work*. Meow!
mousme: A picture of the muppet Forgetful Jones from Sesame Street (Forgetful Jones)
My flakedom today knows no bounds.

I forgot that I was not supposed to go to work this morning, but rather that I have two days' worth of St. John's Ambulance CPR & First Aid training, courtesy of my employers.

Luckily the training is actually scheduled much later than my actual work shift, so I was able to correct course with lots of time to spare. It also meant I wasn't home at 15:00 the way I'd told [livejournal.com profile] ashforestwalker, and while I tried to communicate this to him via my answering machine, I'm not sure the message got through. More on that later.

Let me tell you, some of those baby-shaped mannequins are scary, especially the one which had its eyes open. ADD!Supervisor and one of the newbies was also there with me, and we spent a good portion of the class giggling in a most unseemly manner. The three of us are all pretty well-versed in CPR and first aid, and so much of the course was repetition and not super interesting. It was fun: I bonded with the newbie, and overall learned some new things and refreshed my memory of the rest. The instructional videos were pretty funny, though, complete with really ominous music, very heavy on the cello, and lots of sharp notes.

I could have done without the headache that's been plaguing me since yesterday, but it's fading now, which is nice.

[livejournal.com profile] ashforestwalker came in today to continue painting, and I must say that the front entrance and living room are gorgeous. [livejournal.com profile] ashforestwalker has a real talent for doing fantastic edging, among other things, which really gives a polished, finished look to the painting job. The green I picked is particularly vibrant. So much so that it kind of makes the yellow look a bit faded, but overall it's a nice effect. It's given a lot of life to the front rooms. I may have to hang a picture or two on the left-hand wall, because it's quite large, and with no windows or doors it's like a GIANT WALL OF GREEN FOREVER. It needs something to break it up a little bit.

So, yes. Today has been a very good day. I am looking forward to having the rest of the apartment painted, especially the kitchen.

Speaking of good news and being a flake, while I was tidying up my living room and moving piles of books downstairs so that [livejournal.com profile] ashforestwalker could come and paint, I found the DVDs I thought I had lost the other day. The other DVD that I would eventually have realized I was missing was Donnie Darko, but it turns out they were there all the while, cunningly disguised as a pile of books. :P

There was much rejoicing, however, as I was very put out at having lost them.

Dammit.

Jun. 26th, 2009 06:59 pm
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Shit)
I have lost a bunch of my DVDs. I remember bringing them to work one day for a night shift, and I have no idea what happened to them. MIA right now for sure are my copy of The Princess Bride and Night of the Living Dead as well as The Magnificent Seven. I am very angry with myself. DVDs are expensive, and those were among my favourites. There might be others I haven't thought to miss yet.

Dammit all to hell.
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Train Wreck)
Me: *bouncing happily* "I'm going to the Stratford Festival this year!"

Co-worker: "I don't know what that is."

Me: *blank stare* "It's a famous Shakespearian festival. It's held in Ontario every year. Colm Feore is playing Macbeth this year!"

Co-worker: "I don't know who that is."

Me: "Colm Feore?"

Co-worker: "Yeah."

Me: "Oh, well, he's a famous actor. You probably saw him in Bon Cop, Bad Cop."

Co-worker: "Huh. Well, whatever."

Me: "But he'll be playing Macbeth! That's very exciting."

Co-worker: "What's Macbeth?"

Me: "..."

[Silence]

Me: "It's one of Shakespeare's most famous plays?"

Co-worker: "Never heard of it."

Me: "Please tell me you've at least heard of Shakespeare?"

Co-worker: *shrug* "I guess."

Me: *headdesk*
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Survive History)
So early on Saturday morning I turned to Hottie!Coworker who was working night shift with me and said "Hey, it's officially D-Day. It's been 65 years, after all.

Her reaction?

"What's D-Day?"

I just about fell over. Even when I explained about the Normandy Landings she shrugged it off with a laugh and said she doesn't know anything about that sort of thing. She's 33 years old, so it's not an age thing.

I'm... honestly shocked. Yes, it's history, but it's still in living memory. How is it that so many of my generation are so ignorant?

Damn.

Apr. 23rd, 2009 01:59 pm
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Fizzgig)
I missed the sign-up for my local CSA. It clean slipped my mind, and when I went back today and checked, the sign-ups were full.

Argh!

I'll just have to plan ahead and go to Atwater market more often this summer, and try to keep myself honest.
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Human Speech (2))
So [livejournal.com profile] moonandtree is coming by later to look at my old place upstairs. What do I discover this morning? I have misplaced my ONLY set of keys to the place. I have a spot for them, and naturally forgot to put them back the last time I used them.

*headdesk*

I tried retracing my steps, and concluded that the last time I saw them was last Monday when [livejournal.com profile] ai731 came by, and frantically searched all the places I could think of, to no avail, including the pockets of my coat.

Then I remembered that no, I had gone in on Tuesday to check if I had left my lightbulbs there (I hadn't) when I moved. That meant I had the keys less than two days ago. So I re-checked all the likely spot in the house.

Finally, in desperation, I checked my coat pockets again... and found them there. Ridiculous. If I had checked properly the first time, I would have spared myself twenty minutes of worry. Today I'm having spare sets made, because this was too ridiculous for words.

Gnarr!

Jan. 14th, 2009 12:09 am
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Don Music)
I got the .pdfs I wanted for my research. I put them on a USB key to bring to work with me so I could read them tonight.

Guess where the USB key is?

That's right. At home on my desk.

GAH!

*beats head on desk*

Sometimes, I just can't win.
mousme: The nib of a fountain pen resting on a paper with a dotted line, captioned Write (Write)
I just realized that I am missing a whackload of background information for the next part of BTP, which is looming far closer than I'd like. I ended up ordering three .pdfs to help me with this, but they haven't arrived yet, and may not for a couple of days. I am a bit worried, and annoyed with myself for not having the foresight to think of this earlier.

Bah.

I am also almost late for work. I need to not sit at my computer and feverishly hit "refresh" on my email and head out the door.

Curse my lack of foresight on this matter! I was not planning to have this many delays on BTP. *grr*
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Kingdom of Idiot)
This is the newest scam that has come across my desk. My colleague has dubbed it the "double-dipping in the stupid" scam.

And people actually fall for this... )
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Top Secret)
Normal people don't call the police at 03:00 unless it's an emergency.

Calling the police at 03:00 to tell me that we're all a bunch of [expletive deleted] because you didn't get a financial reward for informing on your criminal buddies, or calling to get a booklet so you can request a pardon from the government, or calling to report your pot-smoking neighbour, proves that you are not normal.

KILL!

Dec. 14th, 2008 12:01 am
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Bugger)
People are getting on my nerves tonight.

1- The paranoid man from yesterday called back seven times, and I got him again tonight. I sent the local cops to deal with him, but they won't be there for a while.

2- The woman who decided that at 22:30 on a Saturday night she would call the RCMP to locate her "missing" daughter -whom she hadn't seen or heard from in two years. It's a custody case, naturally. The woman was not only rude with me, but accused her ex-husband's new wife of threatening her (hah!) and made the mistake of telling me: "She's not her real mother. I'm her biological mother!" after she admitted she couldn't remember her daughter's birthday. Yes, lady, you're a real winner. No wonder you don't have custody of your child.

3- The idiot at the security desk who set off an alarm in the building, and then ignored the phone when I called to check on them. I could see the guy through the security camera, sitting there staring at the phone as it rang. I went to check, thinking perhaps his ringer was off. My colleague told me that he'd phone the front desk as soon as he saw me in the camera.

I had the following exchange with the security guy:

Me: "Hi, is your phone not working?"

*phone begins to ring*

Security Guy: "No, it's fine."

Me: "So... why aren't you answering it?"

Security Guy: "Oh, I'm not the one who answers the phone. He is." *points to where his partner has gone off to the shipping area*

Me: *boggles* "Uh... he's not here. Why don't you pick up the phone?"

Security Guy: "But he's right over there!"

Me: "And yet, he's not here to pick up the phone. When we call, you're supposed to answer."

Security Guy: "It's not my job to answer the phone."

Security Guy #2: *comes back* "What's going on?"

Me: *gritting teeth* "You guys set off an alarm and didn't answer the phone when we called. You need to call us first if you're going to be opening the shipping doors."

Security Guy #2: "Oh. I thought it was only after 23:00 that we're supposed to advise you."

Me: *points at the clock, which reads 23:10* "It's after 23:00. Besides, you always have to call us outside of business hours, because we're always going to have an alarm."

Security Guy #2: "Oh, right."

Me: "Okay. I have to go back to work. Please call if you're going to open any more doors." *goes back to post*

Alarm: *goes off two minutes later*

Phone: *fails to ring*

Me: *headdesk* "I give up."
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Winter Is Coming)
It snowed!

I will doubtless be less excited by this when I have to shovel. I think I may have to get BorderCrossing some snowshoes for Christmas. :)

I went to get yarn yesterday, and was foiled by my own absent-mindedness. I forgot that the yarn store is closed on Mondays. I shall have to go today instead. I am going to see also about obtaining a car for a couple of hours and hieing myself to Canadian Tire to get an air mattress, and also procuring myself all the things I will need for cooking for this weekend.

In random news, I finally began walking the environmental walk with regards to my coffee intake. I kept meaning and forgetting to buy a Tim Horton's travel mug. So yesterday I made a point of going to get one. I had the following exchange with the Tim Horton's employee who served me:

Me: "Hi, do you have any travel mugs for sale here?" (It's a smallish store, so I wasn't sure if they had any on-site)

Employee: *blank stare* "A what?"

Me: "A travel mug."

Employee: *blank stare* *mumbles something incomprehensible*

Me: "You know, a re-usable mug?"

Employee: *blank stare*

Me: "It's a cup? Made of plastic, with a lid? You put coffee in it?"

Employee: *turns to Employee #2* "Do we have something called a trowel mug?"

Employee #2: "You mean a travel mug?"

Employee: *shrugs*

Employee #2: *to me* "You want a travel mug?"

Me: *thanking God for employees who know what they're talking about* "Yes, please."

Employee #2: *to Employee* "They're over there. In the corner with the promotional items. Over there! Get with it, kid!"

Employee: *searches three times for a mug before finding one*

Employee #3: *comes up behind Employee* "Okay, do you know how to ring this up?"

Employee: *mutters something incomprehensible* *tries to ring up the mug and fails* *charges me for a bagel I didn't order*

Employee #3: *credits the bagel I didn't order*

Employee: *tries to ring up the mug and fails* *charges me for a croissant I didn't order*

Employee #3: *credits the croissant I didn't order* *rings up the mug* "Would you like the free coffee that comes with your mug?"

Me: "Yes, please."

Employee: *looks vaguely panic-stricken and as if he's about to cry*

Employee #3: *rings up coffee*

Employee #2: *rolls eyes* "Have a nice day. Thanks for coming!"

Me: *grabs coffee and makes a dash for the door*
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Kingdom of Idiot)
I just heated up some frozen squash soup, tucked into it with gusto...

... and realized that I mistakenly grabbed my pumpkin puree instead.

Bleah.
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Fizzgig)
Québec Premier Jean Charest calls an election December 8th.

Yes, I knew it was coming.

I'm still pissed.

*throws a temper tantrum*

I DON'T WANNANOTHER'LECTION! WAAAAAAAAAH!!!
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Kingdom of Idiot)
I just had to filter out [livejournal.com profile] zombie_survival, which has suffered from a massive influx of n00bs due to LJ putting the community in the spotlight. I toughed it out a few days, but they're posting like 15 times a day now, all with the same lame ideas (Lookit all my guns! Lookit all my kewl but ultimately useless bladed weapons! I'm going to head to WalMart 'cause that's what they do in the movies! Lookit my zombie costume!) and riddled with spelling mistakes.

So, out of the default view it goes. I'll check back in a month or so.

*growl*

Sep. 25th, 2008 04:00 pm
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (God sent me)
I am very angry at my workplace right now. Specifically, one of the supervisors (not my direct supervisor, who is out of town).

There will be angry ranting later, when we aren't so busy.

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