June 11th, 2005

salvador knows fear.

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So the nice contractor isn't going to be around tomorrow or next weekend. He has already left for the day, and therefore I couldn't borrow his drill today (as I went out for lunch with lyricagent). He came in around 11 AM and laid in the woodwork in the bath- door frame & the baseboards. There is still no paint, and he doesn't know when the plumber will be in to connect up my fixtures, because 'he's trying to get #21 ready'.
#21 is the apartment that was vacated by lyricagent's now-housemate, wurmfood. While I can understand that the landlady would like to get income being generated by that apartment, and it has nearly been 2 months since wurmfood stopped living in it...
...bitch, it's been a month since I could take a shower inside of my own aparment, dammit! UPDATE: just talked with the plumber as he went past my porch; he says he'll be fitting out my bathroom 'hopefully Monday, definitely by Tuesday'. So, exactly one month.

When I told the general contractor guy I wanted to change the kitchen hardware before painting it (I want it WHITE WHITE WHITE OH GOD THE EYES BLEED WHITE), he said he'd go ahead and drill the holes for the new hardware, if I'd mark the spots on doors and drawers where drilling needed to happen. He also suggested getting a longer screw for the door knobs that were uneven. They are now happily parallel to each other, as the longer screw makes it possible to fit the handles onto parallel holes.

And while picking up screws, I found a hook in the shape of a great big salamander (his tail's curved up) which is working quite happily as someplace to put a hand-towel in the kitchen. the salamander's body is about as big as my hand. It's great big.
Yay!

I also found a jalapeno ornamental pepper plant that had BRIGHT PURPLE jalapenos peppers all over it. I did not buy it. I am not sure if I should buy it or not. I find it quite fascinating, though. Are peppers annual or perennial?
scared of you.

Happy Birthday dear 79-year-old-haggard-looking-tiny-hatted freakwoman...

So the Queen's birthday was celebrated today.

Judi Dench was named a Companion of Honor, which is a title held by only 65 people at any moment in time. I'm wondering who kicked off since the last royal birthday.

the Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Britain was knighted.

Now both of these make some sense, right? I mean, being sect'y-general of the council of British Muslims probably is a lot of work. And work that does a great deal to make the world a better place, and is quite possibly sometimes seen as without real thanks from the world outside of the Muslim community. And Judi already was knighted a while back, her naming to companion of honor is just 'yes you really do really rock, really', rather than singling her out for some unexpected honor.

However, the queen also named Brian May of Queen a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Apparently because he did such cool shit for her big jubilee. Okay, that's maybe sensical but there were two others that have my eyes popping out.

Sir Jimmy Paige, and
Sir MIDGE URE.

SIR MIDGE.

Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.

In other news, I received a package from indigoskynet, and am quite amused by the wee bat puppet she found for me- thank you so much, Indigo!
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