Tuesday, January 31, 2017

TWTW January 23rd or through the 29th: too sick to post

Sick and don't have the energy to write this post.  Have a picture of  a kitten

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

TWTW January 16th through the 22nd: Where'd Jobu Go?

I was doing normal things around my place. I got something out of the bedroom and Jobu followed me in there. He acts like a dog sometimes. I go about doing whatever it was I was doing. About five minutes later I realize I hadn't seen Jobu come out of the bedroom.  I go in there and look around a bit. I glance in the closet. I check out on the balcony since I had left that door open for him. No Jobu. I assumed he had just hidden under the bed for some reason.  About ten more minutes pass and I still haven't seen him. I decide to check under the bed just to be sure. He isn't under there. I do another look around the place calling out his name.  I start to get a little worried that maybe he jumped off the balcony. He is stupid that way. I then remember that I got something out of the hall closet. I go up to the door and say "Jobu you in there?". No response. I open the door and there he is just sitting patiently on the floor. Without making a sound he just got up and walked out. I was like "Why didn't you meow when I was calling?"

Monday, January 23, 2017

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

TWTW January 9th through the 15th: That Boy Aint Right 800000th edition

The image above shows the current disposition of the cat beds (as well as how messy the floor is).
Jobu's main bed, the one I bought within a week of getting him years ago, sits on the desk. As I said this is his main bed. He sleeps in it the most. He jumps on the chair than the table. He then stands on his bed and meows softly at me. This is my cue.  I have to put him to bed. I pet him until he curls up in a ball. Like I said, that boy ain't right.

You would think that when we wants to sleep on the other bed he would take the most efficient route of the little jump from the floor to the chair. Nope. He gets on the desk and then jumps to the chair.  That boy ain't right.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

TWTW January 2nd through the 8th: Rattle rattle thunder clatter boom boom boom

My Engine is Consuming Itself

 I went out for lunch on Wednesday. Half way to my favorite taco place I sat at a stop light. I huge racket seemed to be coming from a mechanic shop next door. It sounded like the really had some machine grinding away at a bunch of metal. I got stopped at the next stop light where the exact same cacophony was going on. I realized it was coming from my car and that it wasn't good. It sounded like the engine was destroying itself.  It seemed to stop when I accelerated and came back whenever the car idled. It seemed to be running fine.  Once I got back to my office I searched online for what could be causing the noise. A bunch of results that didn't seem to apply came up.

The next morning before taking the car to the mechanic I tried to see If I could figure out the problem. I started it up and opened the hood. But it wasn't making the sound. I drove around the parking lot and still it was fine. So I decided just to drive to work. When I got to the second stop light on my way to the office KLATTER BANG SLAM CRANK!!!!!  So I drove back home and opened the hood. I could barely hear the sound at the front of the car and didn't seem to be coming from the engine. I looked under the car and there was the problem. The heat shield had come loose and was banging against the exhaust. I tried to do a very subtle and precise repair by kicking at it to try and finish knocking it loose.  I have just left it down there rattling around until hopefully the temperature climbs about 15 degrees and I can actually climb underneath the car and try to either tighten or remove it.

I Feed a Deadbeat

I checked the weather before going out to my car to head to work. My phone mocked me saying -4 degrees fahrenheit. I had one layers. I pulled my parka on and zipped it tight. I wrapped a scarf around my neck and mouth. Put on my knit cap, pulled up the hood, and stuffed my gloved hands into the pockets. As I started out the door I looked over at Jobu. He lay in a tight little fuzzy ball in his nice warm bed. "You just lie there and be warm while you sleep all day. I'll head out into the freezing cold to work so I can buy you food."  He didn't even open an eyelid.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

TWTW December 16th through January 1st 2017: New Year New You

Shamelessly stolen from the internet

I was off work all week and really didn't do much.  I cleaned. I cooked. I slept in and went to bed late.  Perfect week off.

On New Years Eve I went out with a few friends to celebrate. It was fun and I kept the libations to a minimum :)

I think Jobu really enjoyed having me around so much.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Goodbye 2016.. Hello 2017

As like always I am giving you my top viewed posts of the year. Something really weird happened with my stats this year. You notice that 4 of the top posts were music Mondays. Also the number one is a post that is literally just a picture. My most popular posts all have like 4 to 5 times the normal number of views. My only guess is that these posts got shared by someone somewhere else like facebook. I am thankful for the views. I have no idea why the singing cats made this list.

  1. TWTW: June 6th through June 12th All I Got is a gif of a Cat scared by a Bear
  2. Music Monday: Bruce Springsteen - Long Walk Home
  3. Music Monday: Skrux - Our Fragment (ft. Missio)
  4. Music Monday: Navii - J'├ęcoute du Miles Davis
  5. Music Monday: Space Cats - Magic Fly

So what actually happened in my personal life? Not really a whole lot.  The cat and I are both a year older.  Despite the time it takes the earth the circle the sun becoming a sentient creature and hunting down celebrities (someone reading this in the future will have no idea what I am mocking here) everybody I loved survived. I carved out a good hunk of my debt. I had originally planned to have all my debt paid off by the end of the year but that didn't happen. Mostly because of my lack of willpower. For most of the year I kept up a fairly regular workout routine. I was going to look at my big calendar on the wall since I mark each day I run or go to the gym, but I've already too 2016 down and replaced it with 2017. I haven't done much in the last couple of month because of (insert excuses) :) For a couple of months I didn't really have a car because of the airbag recall problems. That got a little frustrating but I survived. Maybe all the positive vibes are just leftover from the CUBS WINNING THE WORLD SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This positive outlook continues into 2017. I just feel it's going to be a good year. I may consider this fateful words someday :) The initial focus of 2017 will be with finishing to pay off my debt. This should be finished by my birthday.. YEAH.  After that my self help project is going to concentrate on my health. I am old after all. Also the second half of the year will be deciding what is the next big thing in my life and beginning to work toward that. I knew I had to get out of debt first.