Friday, January 13, 2006
Random thoughts on a Friday
First off... I want to discuss Blog Explosion's new chat box. They had an old Shoutbox that was a simple text based place that was fun to hang out in... They upgraded to a fully functional text/video/audio chat room. Great for them.... not so great for me. I enjoyed the old Shoutbox... I could slip in during work and chat... I could lurk and pop up when I felt like it.... It was set up in a way that i felt comfortable.... The new chat just doesn't do it for me. bells and whistles are great... And i know that progress is inevitable... But unfortunately, it just doesn't fit my current needs. So folks... I'm sorry, but I won't be as big of feature there as I once was... I hope everybody has fun with it. I'll pop in now and then to say howdy, but I just can't make it the home away from home it once was...... A little more about Blog Explosion.... Have you visited my new renter yet? It'd be great if you could go by and tell him guppy sent you. OK.... check this out... It's a replica of Space Mountain made with Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 (OK... I need this game now). Beauty and the Geek 2 started last night. It looks like it has potential to be a good season... It's too early to tell if it'll be as good as last time... we'll have to wait and see. If you missed it last night, they'll rerun it on Wednesdays so you can get caught up. OK... let's go in an entirely different direction... I posted awhile back about having squirrels in my attic... I haven't done anything yet to repair the damage they did to my soffet vents, but last Sunday when I was putting the Christmas decorations back up there, I decided to spread a box of mothballs around. I heard that they would drive them out, so I figured I'd try it out. The entire house smelled like mothballs after... On Monday or Tuesday, my wife informed me that there was a dead squirrel in the back yard. I wondered if he decided to eat a mothball and died? Either way... it's one less that can be in the attic, right? Good deal.... Well... there has been a smell for the last couple of days in the house.... a bad smell... Tonight I will be surveying the attic to find out who else has died- I know there is something dead up there... It is overpowering at this point... I was gagging this morning just smelling it. Who knew that a few mothballs would have my squirrel population dropping like flys? OMG it is nasty! Anyway... that's all I have for now... I hope everybody has a great weekend!