Friday, July 28, 2006


We lost them!

Why couldn't they see that we are the answer to all their hopes and dreams!

Why couldn't they see that we are their Alpha and their Omega!

Why couldn't they see that we are their one true love!

Why couldn't they have at least waited until Monday to leave!

We are bereft!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Penultimate Day

Well, it's a quiet day here, the Thursday before the great evacuation of RN and QN to parts unspecified. Please, don't forget to write - or at lest email occasionally.

RA and NT got their vehicles inspected within minutes of each other.

The only other item of note was that SM, LL, NR, and CC got together and went out for lunch today. Menfolk, be very afraid! Something is definitely up...

Tuesday, July 25, 2006


More days until QN and RN are loosed upon the world.

One wonders if QN plays golf - he should have plenty of time in between making breakfast and cooking dinner.

Since RN will be fully employed somewhere, it's doubtful she'll be adopting the game anytime soon.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Mr. Fancy Pants returns with White Russian

Details at 4:00.

(See also, mudslide option).

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Board Meeting Over

The board meeting is over for the month, and all is well.

The data gods have smiled on us today - may they remain happy.

Still waiting for that damn sammich, though.

Hey Poppins,

Hand me dat sammich, wouldja?

Next Move?

Zero hour, 9 AM.

Board meeting today - what will it bring?

Status Quo - It'll be the best thing.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006


Crushed, crushed, crushed.

Not only is QN absconding to the west coast as of the end of the month, but RN (no relation) is leaving for parts unknown, too. It's not going to be the same, without them dropping by on Friday to not drink with us. Who will feed the Squirrels or the Blue Jays? Will we have to reinstall the Dunkin Donuts wall - and never use his cube again? Will we have to run the dark blue lab coats up to the rafters and retire her number?

July is the new cruelest month.

I suppose we'll have to cheer up in time for the Quan Voyage Party - and will have to think of something to do for RN, too.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

They *took* the Pizza Boxes?

Just when you get used to the idea that the cleaning staff is doing a good job - despite not really recycling the paper in the blue recycling bins, this goes and happens.

RD and RA go to all the trouble of setting up a welcoming return for RS, and what happens? They *take* the pizza boxes! It ruined the whole effect...

Welcome back anyway, RS. We'll have to tray again on a non-cleaning night...

Sunday, July 09, 2006


yep. twins. everybody fine...

Friday, July 07, 2006

Friday Cat Blogging - Vacation over.

Well, vacation is over, long live vacation.

More pool work tomorrow.

Methinks most of the lawn will have to wait until next week.


(There are likely to be twins tomorrow).

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Pool Update

By no means does the pool at Chez Smashed look anything like this right now.

But work is proceeding apace - perhaps on Saturday the filter will be doing its thing and the leaves will be mostly out.


(At least all of the screens are up, now).

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Happy Fifth!

Today marks Independence day for Algeria (1962, from France) and Cape Verde (1975, from Portugal).

According to my source, that's it for Independence Days until July 9, when Argentina (1816, from Spain) celebrates theirs.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy Fourth!

Happy Fourth of July. I hope everyone has their fill of burgers and dogs.

Only 10 days till Bastille Day - we'll have to storm somthing that day.

Oh, and Peace Dawg...