March 29, 2007

A Typical Day at Work

Okay, so I was exaggerating. This is not my daily gear. This is my get up for the occasional heavy bleaching/sterilization day at where I work. I used to try to do this without wearing any protective gear and would end up with watering eyes and a scratchy throat. I tried one of those el cheapo paper masks, but it was useless. So, I went to Summit Racing and bought one of their masks along with some filters. It worked great! I didn't get any traces of the smell of bleach. My eyes did start stinging and watering, so I threw on the lab goggles. I didn't think they would work, but they did fine.

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March 27, 2007

I Triple Dog Dare You!

To surf these waves! I am getting cold just looking at this. And, it's nice and sunny outside. I have never seen anything like this before. The frozen waves of Newfoundland:


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March 25, 2007

What Kind of Motorcycle Are You?

Another one of those silly tests. In order to get results, they want an e-mail address. I gave them a throw-away one.

Test here

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March 19, 2007

PILOBOLUS Group Shadow Dancers

These are so neat. The first one is a Hyundai commercial. The second one is from the Oscars:




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March 18, 2007

I Love My Hatchbacks

I've probably posted this before, but I love my hatchback cars. The first one I ever had was the 1994 Ford Escort that my brother in law gave us. Need space? Drop the back seat down and you have a nice sized area to place things. The reason I bring this up? Today, at Sam's Club. I took the New Beetle to do some shopping. The cart is heaping with stuff, there is stuff stacked higher than the sides of the basket part. And crammed in the area between the basket and the wheels, is even more things. I pull it up behind the car, make sure it won't roll and lower the back seat of the car. Plenty of room. A lady walks by me and makes some comment, "You're going to have to cram all that into there!" I look at her and see she has one small item. She is walking towards a huge white Suburban. She opens the back and places the box in the back. "I have plenty of room with the seat down, " I said, as I gestured towards the back of the car. Plenty of room. "I love hatchbacks!" She left before she could see all the items fit, with room to spare. I don't need no stinking Suburban to carry all of my stuff.

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March 11, 2007

How I Spent My Day Off

We have a Rubbermaid shed at work. It's different from this one, though. It's a much larger one. Anyway, my boss didn't put it on a nice sturdy concrete base. Nor, did he build a nice frame to set it on. Nope, he poured sand where he wanted it. Tamped the sand down and built the shed. Now, it has shifted and has large gaps that lets the rain in. Kind of defeats the whole purpose. But, I have seen enough of it that I know it can take abuse. So, I got a smaller one today to store some excess junk from the house. Of course, today had to be one of the hottest days of the year so far. I cleared away a patch of concrete and tried to put it together by myself. Was somewhat successful with one side. To do the other, I needed Mike's help. Turns out we both had to build the rest of it together. It's a nice, sturdy, tough little shed. It's made by Rubbermaid and is called the Big Max Jr.

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March 01, 2007

My Type

Took the Jung Personality Test that Mike linked to on his site. It was pretty dead on. I clicked on the links provided on the page to read the descriptions. This part is pretty spot on for me: When they do actually verbalize, ISTPs are masters of the one-liner, often showing flashes of humor in the most tense situations; this can result in their being seen as thick-skinned or tasteless.

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