Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Why are all these ducks pecking me?

The Good

So the morning started off with a Whuffle deciding I needed to have Beanbag plopped on the bed with me.

This is a very pleasant way to wake up, as I get to clear the cobwebs from my head by scritching a bunny, and Beanbag tends to be rather cuddly.

Just before I left for work, I noticed the answering machine had a message. It seems Whuffle had called me ask me to program the VCR to record Crossing Jordan tonight. I checked the NBC web site and found that the schedule change happens NEXT week. I didn't program the VCR, but I did get to see a hilarious deleted scene featuring a Wardrobe Malfunction (SFW)

Things Get Annoying

I left work in a fairly good mood, if a bit late. Then I got pulled over by a cop. It seems going with the flow of traffic had put me close to 20 miles over the speed limit. I gave the officer my license and registration and he got a very sour look on his face.

"Any relation to the Matt Miller on Sea Street?" he asked.

"Not that I know of," I honestly replied.

"How long have you lived here?"

"Since Mid December."

He then visibly relaxed and became very friendly. He asked if I'd been pulled over before, I said no, he told me a bit about the traffic enforcement in the area and let me off with a warning.

The whole stop took close to half an hour. While I only got a written warning, I did get the unpleasant information that I apparently have the same name as someone who lives nearby and is NOT a favorite with the local police.

Would you like a cup of water that once saw a single coffee bean?

I wanted some coffee when I got to work. I'll spare the details and skip to the executive summary. The coffee maker at work is leaking. I thought it was the carafe, and switched it, but it's the device itself. The actual coffee goes out onto the counter while the carafe gets lukewarm water that has a vague coffee flavor. The cup of coffee I managed to get out of the debacle is the single most tepid, watered down excuse for coffee I can remember having. It's downright Homeopathic and it took 20 minutes and half a roll of paper towels to make.

Oh, and the foam plates the company provides melt when you put a freshly toasted bagel on them.

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