January 31st, 2012

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laptop as DVR

Today I'm programming my laptop to record The new girl.

Poll #1815456 mobile-poll

my local network sitcom favorite is

The new girl
The good wife
Cougar town

Since my TV is prehistoric and doesn't convert air signals to digital, I'm using a cheap dtv converter box which I picked up at Fry's electronics. I use eye TV to record the signal off the coaxial cable. Fortunately, this technique still works. I can't say the same about the Zephyr infrared Channel changer. I don't have Internet, so I can't really troubleshoot the problem. I don't want to spend too much time online trying to fix the problem anyway. I simple make sure the TV is tuned to the channel it's supposed to be on to record the show.

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abandoned pick up truck

A truck was ticketed by my house because it was parked on the side of the street scheduled for street cleaning. I called the 311 info line to request that the car be towed. A parked car which has been left on the street for 72 hours can be subject for towing, which is scary. I mean, I keep my car parked in the driveway for Weeks at a time without use. Wouldn't it be chaotic to find that somebody called parking enforcement to have my car towed if I was parked in the street for 72 hours without moving it.

Street cleaning is on Friday. That means I can leave my car parked for four days before having to move out to avoid a street cleaning ticket. Who would do such a thing, though. That's like calling the pound about a neighbors dog that managed to get out of the house without a leash, instead of contracting the neighbor to let him know. Picking up a dog from the pound gets expensive.

So, there is another car that practices parking in the street with it's bumper protruding into my driveway. This makes pulling out of my driveway difficult, especially since I usually us my car when it's still dark out. I've decided to start calling parking enforcement on the car whenever this occurs. If it wasn't for having my driveway blocked last week, I would've closed the gate to my driveway before driving away and avoided the dog from getting loose, captured by the dog pound, and paying nearly $200 to get him out.

I've read online that people are able to fight their tickets and win; so I'm considering making requests to get said car towed. Towing a car for something a minor as number protruding into my driveway send excessive, but I don't want to be the one responsible for dinging a nice new Cadillac.
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renew book

Yesterday I took a sick day. I was having stomach problems and couldn't sleep the night before. I wish I could have used the free day for shopping, but I vegged out in front of the TV instead.

Today I start work at 9Am. I'm feeling a lot better. The rest and relaxation was therapeutic. I realized late last night thatReverend Dogslaughter had a birthday so I sent her a quick "happy b-day" message. I don't think she posts ask that much on lj anymore (a victim of Facebook, no doubt). Oh well. I hardly know her anyway, and I'm sure the note I sent her might be received awkwardly.

My sister sent me a text to please renew her book, doctor Q, which I'm willing to wager nobody is reading. Since I'm forgetful, I'm writing this post to remind me to renew he book.

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I had a banana for breakfast. That is it. I even forgot to make myself a coffee.

Right now, I'm eating a red vine. I'm not all that hungry. Not for food, at least. I might still be able to stomach a coffee so I don't fall asleep while at the customer service counter. hmm? Is it customer service or public service when the counter in question is the library? I dunno.

My assigned desk duty is 2.5 hrs. That means I won't be free to even consider eating until 3PM.  I remember how the retired Co-worker use to warm up her TV dinners and poke at it when she would get a chance; a slow spell between patrons checking out, returning or what not. Crazy. I read some where's that red vines are good for preventing stomached ulcers.

I cant bring myself to leave my food to get cold in the break room while I eat it one bite at a time in the span of 2.5hrs. The candy is perfect for this. speaking of candy… yesterday I was googling places like death valley nuts and candy in Beatty, except here in LA, where I can buy some pumpkin seeds. Any suggestions?

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lj survey. please participate

I've been blogging with my Android and mobile lj, but I'm getting frustrated at how my phone formats my entries.

Poll #1815547 mobile-poll

how many people thought that the avatar for communities was a head of the Wendy's girl?

Pigtails! Yeah, I did
I thought it was Pippi Longstocking
What are you talking about. It's a 4-way cursor
What's an avatar?

I posted a question about this mobile lj bug involving paragraph tag formatting, and I thought about this avatar thing

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Mildred is an acrobat

Mildred is a green iguana. I got her for $30 at petco in Pasadena. She got lost for 26 days as I didn't have the terrarium housing properly covered. I can see here how she managed to escape back then when what I had as cover was a grill.

When I found her, I wasnt really looking for her a much as I was just going through my junk. She found a cozy little spot in my stereo component. I wasn't sure I would be able to rehabilitate her. God knows was she was using for food.

I'm concerned now how I'm going to expand her habitat. Various sites online suggest building a cage that is six feet high. I've got something in mind that I found instructions for and I'm only waiting a few months more before I get started on the building process. It should make for some interesting updates to this blog.