September 15th, 2008

running, bomb tech


Color IQ Test -- arrange the chips in order from the one at the one end to the other at the other end. A perfect score is 0. I got an 8. It's been going around at Ravelry, evidently. My color sense is not so sharp in the blues or the reds, because there was a cluster in each that I missed. (It shows you what you missed at the end, though not which was swapped with which.)

Agenda for the day includes:
Release the Roomba
put away laundry
scrape up change
visit Cheap & Easy for like apples or something
attack the refrigerator

I have been carrying a miniature composition book around in my pocket for the past few weeks. It makes life absolutely grand. It gets the strangest stuff written in it, it's very battered now, but it preserves the random that really can't be handled any other way than on paper. It started for the Darkside Knightmares stuff, but it's been collecting Home Movies from the Cutting-Room Floor content, and general random life content.
Housewife's Lament


When myrrhianna came home today, Nibiki greeted her with songs of displeasure and annoyance. In my wisdom as Keeper of the Roomba, I had released him unto myrrhianna's room, and there he did suck, and roombonk, and otherwise make his presence known to the carpet and its perimeters. Nibiki had been sitting tucked up in a corner of the room, watching him with great interest and mild suspicion. He came roombarrelling across the room on a sweep, directly at her. She stared at him. Oblivious, for the glare of a cat is not a Virtual Wall, he sailed onward, forcing her -- her! -- to step aside. Thus her displeasure was noted, and then voiced when the appropriate party returned.

Slightly thereafter, I noticed that R. Daneel was trailing a loop of something, although he did not appear to be stuck. I grabbed him and flipped him over, to his startlement (and the amusement of Her Nibs). He had sucked up myrrhianna's iPod charger cord, and had the two plug ends tucked into his brushes and the cord itself dragging behind, with no apparent harm to either him or the cord. I liberated it.

After he got himself charged up again after that romp, I put up the laundry basket, the trash basket, the box o' debauchery, the yoga ball, both rugs, and the desk chair, and invited him in and shut the door before leaving to go watch Mythbusters and anime with Darkside. I thought that I'd give him the chance to roam around my room without having to negotiate the desk chair (as it's a little unwieldy to get past the bookcase and around the corner to get out the door and out of my room) while I was gone, minimizing the inconvenience to each of us.

Oh, how wrong I was.

Upon my return, I saw that R. Daneel had made perhaps two passes around the room before making a beeline to the corner of my altar with the trailing cloth, and had started to gnaw on a corner. O roomba. So I disentangled him and started him up, enduring the roombashing at my desk chair as I caught up on the rest of my day.

Looks like he's a sucker for music and religion.
running, bomb tech

Tweets for 2008-9-15

In the last 24 hours, I posted the following to Twitter:
  • Monday, 0808: Ben from Home Movies from the Cutting Room Floor says "I put the 'test' in 'intestine'!" (Oh, *Ben*.)
  • Monday, 1033: Have cleaned R. Daneel and put him to work in Myrrh's room, after moving some of the floor-hazards.
  • Monday, 1055: R. Daneel managed to find her iPod charge cable, and was merrily trailing it along after eating it with no visible damage to either party.
  • Monday, 1135: Am now dressed. R. Daneel still chugging away; got him unstuck from under the dresser. Ryoga fascinated but concerned; Nibs not visible now.
  • Monday, 1153: R. Daneel is now charging. This time, I emptied him and cleaned his brushes after running, instead of waiting until next before!
  • Monday, 1233: Laundry is off floor. Box by lightswitch has been emptied, by dint of re-organizing some bookshelves. Scared to think what is next.
  • Monday, 1258: "Distributed toasts do not require matching glassware." Abi Sutherland,
  • Monday, 1306: Woah, I did not realize that my breakfast has worn off quite that completely. Getting some juice before I make lunch so the shakes will fade
  • Monday, 1434: @nudaydreamer Oh ahahahaha brilliant.
  • Monday, 1546: What do you call someone with whom you share a vacuum cleaner? Your roomb-mate.
  • Monday, 1547: @shadesong I have added my local newspaper's headlines feed to Twitter, and BBC's world news feed to LJ.

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