Friday, June 25, 2010

This ‘n That Friday

Yes – I felt the earthquake Wednesday! I was at work, standing by my table/desk working on the computer. It felt like someone had bumped the table/desk pretty hard… when I looked up, there wasn’t anyone near enough to have bumped it. And then I saw the parts rack next to me shaking like crazy. I wasn’t sure if it was an earthquake or not at the time and figured that I would look it up when I got home – but someone had heard on the radio that it was for sure an earthquake. Pretty cool! I was just disappointed when I heard that they downgraded it’s intensity from a 5.5 to a 5.0. To those of you who live in earthquake areas, this probably isn’t a big deal at all, but something that ‘big’ is rare around here. And I can say it was cool because there was no damage and no one was hurt

I am confident that I have finally evicted the Evil Baby Bunny #3 from my garden. The trap didn’t work, as I suspected it wouldn’t, but I managed to chase it out and I haven’t seen signs of it being back so far crossed fingers And while on the subject of the garden, here’s a picture of how things are doing…

June Garden

OK – how do you gracefully get out of this one? Say you run into someone you haven’t seen for quite a while. After the exchange of greetings, the usual catching-up talk begins…

Me: “So, how are things going? What’s new?”

Person Not Seen In a While: “Good! My daughter will be having a baby this Friday!”

Me: “Wow - Congratulations! When did she get married?”

Person Not Seen In a While: “She didn’t.”

Ouch. Open mouth, insert foot. unsure

It looks like I have a broody chicken… Starting yesterday, Cocoa has decided that she wants to hatch some eggs. So far she hasn’t been nasty at all and lets me throw her out of the nesting box without her pecking at me. If she stays broody, she may start to get nasty. We’ll see how it goes – if she snaps out of it on her own, great. If not, I’ll have to ‘take measures’. There are a few cures for broodiness, but I’ll wait and see what happens over the next few days first…

Broody Chicken

As I’ve mentioned before, I love love love the Firefox browser… I love that it is so customizable, I love the bookmarks toolbar, I love all the add-ons available, I love that everything always looks good it in – I love everything about it. Except for one thing. A few updates ago, they got rid of the last tab close button – it was the close-out ‘X’ that was on the very last tab sitting in the browser. It bugged me that I had to open up another tab in order to get the ‘X’ to close out a website. Such a small thing, but it still bugged me. I should have known better than to think that I would be stuck with that missing detail forever. If I had bothered to look, I would have found that there was an add-on to take care of that rolleyes Now I love love love LOVE my Firefox


stephanie said...

blame the broody on the rain.

Randy said...

Heh. She didn't get married. She got turkey basted instead, so it is all good. Hope you are doing well!

Jill said...

@ Randy - I was *so* embarrassed :( I hope everything went smoothly and everyone is healthy and happy :)