Friday, July 12, 2002

He’s Almost Home!

Current mood: Excited Bear excited
I talked to Marcus about 2:30 and he was about 30 miles from the Kansas/Colorado border, so I'm thinking he'll be home in the next couple of hours here. Yippeeeee!!!! Dork Boy got a speeding ticket in Kansas, though. I even told him to watch his speed as he left last week. *sigh* He has to have the rental car back at the DIA rental facility by 8 p.m. tonight, so I get to drive to town again. I'm so thrilled about that. I'm going to try and con a dinner out of him or something, though.

I haven't written about this because I know he's been reading my blog while he was gone, and I really wanted to surprise him. I've been cleaning out my car all week. He's always making fun of how dirty it is. Since I've spent most of my adult life as a pizza driver and keeping the interior of my vehicle clean was next to impossible, I've really let the inside of the old Subaru go. I took out the seats, took apart the center console, took apart part of the dash. I've had several pop explosions in there and there was brown, sticky stuff everywhere. I've been trying to steam clean out 4 years worth of ground in dirt and soda out of the carpets. I'm still not done yet, but it looks a heck of a lot better than it did at the beginning of the week. I've also got 4 screws left over that I have no idea where they came from. Why does that always happen? Do they reproduce in the bowl I threw them in? Hmmm. I should be done before school on starts up again on Monday. I even bought stuff to wash and wax it on Sunday. Of course, highway driving and living on the plains will have the outside filthy again in no time, but hopefully I can get on some sort of regular cleaning schedule for her.

Skippy is such a major dork dog. I was outside putting the passenger seat back in and I look up to see Skippy running down the street in front of our house. He pushed the screen out of the bedroom window and jumped. I started chasing him and he jumps into the car and gets hair all over my newly cleaned seats. I was so mad! I grabbed him by his scruff and pulled him out of the car and chased him into the yard. Argh!!!!

Dang, Marcus just got home. He must've been a speed demon through Colorado. Gotta go!

Thursday, July 11, 2002

Coming Home

Yay! Marcus is coming home tomorrow night. I can't wait. I've missed him so much. I just wish I didn't have to work tomorrow. *sigh*

It actually rained a little yesterday and it was so cool. I slept really well. I wish it would cool off like that more often.

Monday, July 08, 2002

Missing Marcus

Current mood: sad bear lonely
Man, I really miss Marcus. It's weird being home alone. The dogs are really missing him, too. Every time Skippy goes outside, he stares at Marcus' truck. He can't figure out why it's there if Marcus isn't home.

Sunday, July 07, 2002

Marcus at Mecca

Marcus visited the Apple Computer Dallas Headquarters building today. He says his company's training facility is located in the same building.


Marcus visiting Mecca

First Night in Dallas

Marcus spent his first night in Dallas. He sent me this picture that he took in his hotel while we were on ICQ. Man, can you tell he's a techie? Look at all that paraphernalia in the background.

Marcus in his Dallas hotel room

Saturday, July 06, 2002

Marcus is Off

Well, I saw Marcus off for Dallas at 4:30 this morning. I was crying when he left. How lame is that? Part of me was sad that I wasn't going and part of me was missing him already. But, I'm better now and I'm going to busy myself with housework and such. He called me when he stopped for gas in Russell, KS (the home of Bob Dole). It used to be a cute little town, but Marcus says it kind of like a ghetto now. That's sad. He was a little upset at the rental car place. They were supposed to get him something like a Taurus, but when we went to pick it up yesterday, they didn't have any full-size cars available. The best they claimed they could do was a Hyundai Sante Fe. That's an ugly vehicle, let me tell you. He's a little excited about the trip, though. There is a Hooters and Medieval times a block away from the warehouse they're working at and the Apple Store is a 10 minute drive from the hotel.

I got myself the Sims Hot Date for my iMac yesterday. That'll help kill some time in the next week before I go back to school.

I have to go back to work tonight and I'm already hating that idea. I'm to the point where I actually loathe the people I work with/for. That's not healthy. Working in a pizza joint is NOT rocket science and it really irks me that these morons can't/won't do their jobs correctly. To me, it shows a real lack of character on their part. Most of all, the futility of it all is overwhelming me. They're not going to change for the better and continue to get worse and I don't have the power to change any of it. I need to do something where I feel like a contributor, where what I do matters. *sigh* I hope that something comes as a result of this new school I'm attending.

OK, well, it rained this morning and it is relatively cool outside, so I'm off to do some yardwork until the nosy neighbors drive me back inside.

Thursday, May 30, 2002

We’re Geeks

How geeky are we now? Marcus got a Sony Playstation display (the ones like you see at Toys R Us or CompUsa where you get to try the games). The place he works got 80 never-used original Playstation store displays that were offered for sale to the employees. Since more than 80 wanted them, the names were put in a lottery and Marcus got one. We had to take it apart to get it into the house. I popped myself in the lip with it and now it's so puffy my mouth won't close right. Marcus said I could tell people he punched me. Dork. The only bad things were the power button on the back doesn't function and the promotional disk that it was supposed to come with was missing. I'll post a pic here as soon as we get it totally set up. It's in the middle of our family/computer room at the moment.

Now we get to put the tv from the family room into the bedroom since the display came with a 20" Trinitron. Sweet. I like watching tv in bed, but the other one was so small it gave me a headache.

Speaking of which, I must go to bed now. G'night.