Sunday, July 25, 2010

Summer continuously continues to continue unabated.



We've been getting a lot of rain in town, but fortunately for me it's been mostly late afternoons and nights. Last week We went to treat a yard that had overgrown with weeds and... lettuce? The customer was there to show us around, and she had let her lettuce plants go to seed, so there was lettuce sprouting all over he lawn. She picked most of it, then said that I could have the rest. Hey, free, fresh lettuce!

When we treat public schools, we spray about a foot from the base of the entire school. When you do this your brain pretty much goes on auto pilot because it's about 15 minutes of walking slowly and working the backpack pump. I pretty much stare at the ground when I do this so that I can maintain a good distance from the school, but as I was walking and staring at the ground I walked forehead-first into a window-mounted air conditioner.

Ow.

Hard to believe this is the last week of July. This month has gone by really fast.

My Best Friend



Sunday, July 11, 2010

Summer continues to continue unabated


Another week of summer work. I had a rain day on Monday and I managed to get a few chores done. It was pretty warm out this week. I had a few days at work where I was treating all the public schools in Sherwood Park, so I was wearing the spray-backpack. These things aren't designed with ANY sort of human comfort in mind, and when I got home after a day of wearing it I looked in the mirror and saw really weird bumps on my shoulders where the straps would sit. They weren't bruises, but they definitely didn't look very healthy.

I'm working on decorating my room with my old Transformers comics. They reprinted one of the series in trade paperback, so the issues I have aren't worth anything, so I'm taking them apart and putting the up on my wall. I'll put a picture up when it's done.

The World Cup is finally over. Here's some videos to send it off in style.







Sunday, July 4, 2010

Eat it before it eats you!

Happy Canada Day and America day to all! I had a pretty good week. Unexpectedly, everyone at work got Friday through Sunday off, so I was able to stay up late on Canada Day. I had the weekend to shop for furniture and decorate my room. I can't find a good computer chair (lumbar support messes up my back. Yeah, I know), but I did manage to find a decent rug to put under my computer desk.

Went to a few interesting places around Alberta for work this week, including Lamont and the bustling metropolis of Calmar. I wonder what it's like to live in a town that size. It's probably very quiet and very boring. I like living in the middle of the city.

Saw Karate Kid. I liked it. I still think they should have gone with my title, “The Fresh Prince of Beijing.” Maybe they'll use that for the sequel.

Found a recipe for a completely disgusting entree: roasted chestburster!




It's basically a pork loin wrapped in ham with a mouth cut into the end (with spaghetti teeth). I want to create some sort of international incident with this dish. Like, serve it at a "Nations of the world" heritage dinner at a community league and tell people it's a traditional food of my people. And when they ask me what nationality I am I'll just look them in the eye and say “exactly.”

Hey, does the guy in this video remind anybody else of Eldon? I'm posting it because it gave me the best laugh I've had all month at the 56 second mark.



Man, that guy went the extra mile for a good sight gag. Arturo Trejo, I salute you.

Another Ruined Dinner