5/16/08

Eyeballs, Epiphanies, and Steely Dan

Random bits...

Stockton, Ca. had a high temperature of 103 on Thursday. Gotta love the valley heat. Jesus H. Christ, it's hot and we don't have an air conditioner.

As if you don't already know... Best Buy sucks donkey balls. Don't sell me the wrong 60 dollar HDMI cord in this heat. Seriously. Oh and don't tell me you are never wrong, jack ass because that will also not go over well in this heat. Hey, I got an idea for the people at Best Buy... next to the price of the item, list EVERYTHING you will need to purchase extra for said merchandise or cross merchandise it or better yet... pay your sales people better and give them some training.

My kids know all the lyrics to every Steely Dan song known to man. How'd that happen?

Overheard:

"When I get a girlfriend, I'm going to give this necklace to her." Sous Chef Will, all of eleven years old, said this about his pukka shell necklace.

"It's just Honor Roll. It doesn't mean anything."

"I had an epiphany yesterday, I think I want to go to Berkeley." After being a Stanford girl for many, many years.

New things I learned this week... and it's all about the eyes.

Drew's eye muscles flicker when he tries to focus them into something. Instead of pulling in to focus on something coming at him they twitch out and away.

Goat's eyes under a 3-d microscope are really cool. Something about how your iris or pupil in the embryo stage doesn't form... it's solid, then it grows in. Sometimes it doesn't pull back(?!) Hers didn't pull back all the way so she has this golden, orangish arrow that goes through her iris and pupil. Nope, it doesn't affect her vision in the slightest but it's really awesome to look at.

The eye doctor says he rarely sees either of these things. I have a bunch of circus freaks for kids. Don't get me started on the witches toe!

You know you'll never get the time back that you spent reading this post and for that I am truely sorry. Actually it's hot and I don't care. I just wanted to spread the misery. Isn't that kind of me?

18 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

Sending cooling breezes your way. Saw about the strange heat on the news this morning. I feel for you girlfriend, because I hate being hot!

Asthmagirl said...

We are set to hit at least 85 today. If we hit 90 it will set a record for Seattle this early in the year. I have no air conditioning in my office and my window has a western exposure. I predict my office will hit 90 (with me in career clothes)no problem!

I'm feeling for you though, cuz 103 isn't even humane. Especially with no AC. Do you put cold towels around your neck?

Cool iced tea, non-sweaty hugs to you!

Kristin said...

Oh God. The heat of summer is going to arrive here soon enough, along with the delightful humidity that always goes with it, and then I will be a cranky bitch for MONTHS. You'd think that with below zero temperatures in the winter, we'd be spared 90-plus temperatures in the summer, but no. I hate heat and especially humidity, I don't deal well with it, we have no air conditioner either, and I have to spend a lot of time working outside in it because everything ELSE grows and thrives when it's hot and humid. So what I'm saying is, I feel ya. And I'm sorry.

lcsa99 said...

Would you rather have the cold and rain we're getting? Hey, why don't we split the difference. I'll send you some of these breezes, and you send some of that warmth :)

As for the eye thing, that's just awesome.

michelle @ TNS said...

heh, i'm also spreading my misery. if you would like to replace your misery with mine, feel free to visit me and behold the foodie horror.

in either case, i'm really, really sorry about your lack of air conditioning.

Sandy said...

101 here today, just got out of pool :))

Krysta said...

*sandy...THE POOL! THE POOL! I'm shreaking this at the computer screen!

Caity said...

Krysta,
It's been 100 here in Sonoma County for the past three days. My house is old with crappy windows and no AC, it was 92 inside at bedtime last night, I feel your pain.

noble pig said...

Let me just say I flippin hate Best Buy...HATE It...I have personally banned myself from the store. They sucko the big ones.

Come over, we have a/c and I'm maybe 50-70 miles away!

melissa said...

cool, I kept meaning to ask you where you lived in california. I'll be just a tad south of you when I go on my vacation this fall. ok, more than a tad, I'll be in monterey and big sur. ah well. I'm jealous of noble pig.

I love best buy. sorry. I hear what you're saying, but I still view it as a toy store. I could spend a fortune in that place.

Krysta said...

*noble pig... seriously do not put out that offer... i will show up with a couple bottles of wine and patron... it would be worth the gas.

*melissa... i hate a very love/ hate relationship with best buy... i think it's like a toy store also but and one big but... their customer service sucks! i went back three times in one day after spending an insane amount of money, they showed me the wrong hdmi line, optical line and told me i didn't need an audio line, after asking three dozen times what do i need to hook this up.

www.potsandpins.com said...

You think it's hot now? Just wait until you're in menopause! I just got home from my trip to Portland -I'm exhausted and needed a good laugh - you're my go-to-gal for that so thanks...now I'm off to dreamland. Nan

Grace said...

wow. for once i'm glad to be in the northeast! :)

i'm a eyeball circus freak too--when i close my eyes, my eyelids flicker like crazy. i don't think they stop until i'm completely in dreamland, which means i can never fake being asleep around the people who know me...

Mayberry Magpie said...

103 in May?! Oh my god. I am truly sorry for you. Sounds like Oklahoma, except we've been freaky cold this year. I'm still wearing a pull over when I sit out on the porch in the mornings and evenings.

Um, Best Buy? I'm right there witcha sister!

And finally, if I had a daughter that 1) knew what Berkeley is and 2) wanted to go there -- I'd think I'd died and gone to heaven. How cool is that?

Mayberry Magpie

She who said...

Today we finally hit 78. This has been a cold, wet Spring.

Sorry ECM, I love Best Buy. But, I have a really Geeky husband who has learned to be a Sparky. I may change my mind when, and if, I need to do more stuff alone this Summer, after he is gone.

The good news for me, is that I have all sorts of Stud Muffin repair guys that I can call on for favors. Husband of gal pal, son of gal pal, etc.

I can still look, right????

Snooty Primadona said...

I must admit, I almost always leave Best Buy mad. I won't ellaborate.

I'm somewhat of a freak because I have the world's flattest feet and duck toes. Flat feet + duck toes = Duck Feet. Right? Right. I'm one helluva a swimmer though.

;-)

Neen said...

Excellent. Stanford is all snobs paying tuition out their noses. Berkeley is for hippie, liberal, foodie environmentalists. :)

(Disclaimer: that extremely biased opinion is based on my own very thorough study, involving a one-day visit to Stanford's Chemistry Department and their Business School. Not that either one of those departments would ever attract snobs like flies). :)

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