There is an ant invasion in my kitchen. Every day there is a new swarm of them. This morning I had to clean out my booze cupboard and wash off all the bottles and then spray down the cupboard with Raid. DAMN ANTS!!!
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I hurt myself today. And not just to see if I still felt. (That’s a reference to a song. Anybody know the name of the song?)I hurt myself today. And not just to see if I still felt. (That’s a reference to a song. Anybody know the name of it?)
I was carrying a large box down the narrow stairwell of my apartment building and gauged a chunk of my knuckle off on the stucco. It didn’t hurt right away but I knew there was going to be damage. I waited until I got to my car before I looked at it. Don’t you love it when you can see a giant pit where your flesh used to be? And then it takes a few minutes for the blood to start oozing? I ended up going to the pharmacy to buy knuckle band-aids and antiseptic spray before going to the post office. Here’s what my finger looks like now (warning: contains icky images):
It may not look like much but it’s deep.
I would also like to complain to the makers of cameras how hard it is to use a camera if you don’t have the use of your right hand. You need to use your knee to hold the camera and then your left hand gets in the way of the flash when you try to push the shutter button. That’s why the top photo is blurry. Camera makers are so inconsiderate.
I hope the survivors in Japan get the help they need so that things can get better soon. The largest earthquake I’ve every been through was a 6.8 in Northridge, and that was horrible, but still it doesn’t compare to what all of these poor people are going through. It makes me appreciate the things I have, and also reminds me to get prepared in case an earthquake strikes here.
The 33 trapped Chilean miners have all been rescued after about 69 days underground. Their story is truly amazing. For the first 17 days they had no contact with those on the surface, and did not know if any rescue operations were taking place. Yet they still rationed their food, maintained order, and kept hope alive that they would be rescued. Chile and other countries, including the US, worked together to bring all of these men out alive. It shows that one of the strongest human emotions is hope, even against all odds. These men and their families will now need to readjust to life, and they still face many psychological and emotional hardships. Let’s hope they stay strong. Here are some pictures, released from the Chilean government:
So on the radio earlier this week I heard the news people say repeatedly that the current recession ended LAST JUNE. Stupid employed politicians and economists thinking that everything’s better now. I was ready to punch my radio, but then I remembered I was going to be out of work soon so couldn’t pay for medical.
I guess they forgot to tell the millions of unemployed people that they should get back to work. I was unemployed for 7 months since the recession ended, and since today’s my last day at my current job I’m going to be unemployed again! People keep saying it’s a “jobless recovery.” Well if there are no jobs, and everybody is still collecting unemployment insurance or they’ve been unemployed for so long their insurance has run out, it’s not really a recovery, is it?
So while in Palm Springs we noticed that there is a lot more smoking going on than here in LA. And while I was taking a picture of the Kathy Griffin star seen in my previous post, I noticed that there was A PREGNANT WOMAN SMOKING so I took her picture too. I was trying to be sneaky about it, so when I looked at it later I realized it’s hard to see her tummy bump, but believe me she is pregnant. And too bad I didn’t photograph her face because she should be seen by others and then publicly criticized and humiliated, like they did in the middle ages. But if you recognize this woman by her clothing, feel free to yell at her for the sake of her baby.
On my way home yesterday I passed the fire in Griffith Park. First let me just say that the LA Fire Folk put that thing out fast, I think it was only a couple of acres burned total. Good job for them! Here are some pictures I took while driving past in on the freeway. The second image shows how the light turned orange because of the smoke. It was kinda neat.
And I don’t recommend driving and taking photos at the same time. I worked through college as a driver so I’m used to doing stuff while I’m driving, light reading a Thomas Guide.