Teh Squeaky Wheel
You talkin’ ’bout me? I not are trash-panda!
Shhhh…(I did eat a lot of ice cream over the holidays so I am feeling adorably chubby.)/Shhh
Do do dooo.
You guys gonna sleep all day?
That’s my job!
Ok…OK!! I’LL BE A TRASH PANDA FOR REALS IF ALL Y’ALL WILL JUST SQUEAK. IT’S GETTIN’ SPOOKY IN HERE!
And Boo kitteh is a lier so, ya know…
Good morning, Miss Harper. Wonderful to see you!
Checking the property this morning for any storm damage and came across this. Mrs Sven denies any knowledge of this anomaly.
Good morning, Sven. Sorry I missed the Gentle Lady. Pain kept me up until after 4, so I woke up at 9:30, about a half hour ago. I have had lower back pain off and on since before New Years. Yesterday, Elena said she thought it might be kidney stones again, and I think she might be right. It does not respond as my back pain usually does and there are other signs. At least it is not very bad so far.
Earlier this week I replaced my computer speakers as I identified them as the problem I have been having with my sound. Yesterday morning when I started my computer my monitor was dead, so I went out shopping. I ended up with a 32″ monitor to replace my 24″. This thing is huge! Not used to it yet. Of course it has much more screen space so I tried setting the display at 125%. The screen space is now just a bit bigger than before but the icons and text are easier to see and read. Seems good for use without glasses. I do hope the hardware gods are satisfied for a while.
It is interesting that this screen is bigger and has better specs than my last monitor but cost half as much. Not many things you can say that about.
Good morning, Mac!
I’m sorry about your health issues. Is there anything you can do, other than wait for the stones to pass?
Work provided me with a 27″ monitor this year, which replaced a 20″ 720p monitor. The difference is huge! A 32″ monitor could make one feel like they were controlling the world.
I am just drinking more water and I am starting to take some pain meds. I have been using Advil but I may take some Tramodol later. It is not too bad but I have not been sleeping much for a week now.
New monitor, new speakers, and…kidney stones. There’s a mixed bag. Hope you get to feeling better.
Much cheaper, but will it last as long?
Probably not. The old one, an HP, lasted longer than usual, maybe ten years, and worked fine until the end. Can’t complain, but I was fine with it. I am still using my first flat screen, a Dell 20″ from 2003, I think. 1600 x 1200, less wide screen than modern monitors. It was the hot set up then, the first flat screen suitable for gaming. I paid about $1,000.00 for it and that was down from about $2,000.00 at it’s height, if I recall correctly. It is built like a tank and has outlasted eight or more computers. My HP was $500.00 and the new one was $230.00, marked down from $300.00. It is an LG brand.
Happy Trash-Panda Friday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Harper, and Sven!
Harper, dear lady, we would never accuse you of being a trash panda. You are much too dignified for that! Thank you for the comments you left on the M.O. Fatwa was a special soul and we all miss him.
Sven -- those are the dried pods of the carob, or locust bean, tree.
Naw, they are bananas. Mrs Sven won’t admit it, but she tried to throw them down the hill for the “animals”. Her arm ain’t what it used to be.
What a bunch of c**ksuckers. Really brave and tough around a bunch of old people peacefully protesting. Not so much when buildings are burning and people are looting.
Remember when Capitol Police told BLM rioters and arsonists to “get on the sidewalk or you’ll be arrested”? Yeah, neither do I.
How dare they?!?
And I mean that seriously and not in the way of riffing off Greta Thunberg sounding like Isabella Rosalini’s mother saying it.
It’s moments like this that remind us that they’d like nothing better than to have an excuse to bring marshal law down upon our heads and that we ought to start thinking of other ways to respond.
I know civil war is spoken of but do you ever think of what it might be like to have small, ex-military, etc. Sooper seekret troops showing the displeasure of the people while keeping the POB from having an excuse to crack down? Sounds like the plot to a book. Hmmm…
Oh, dryers won’t help my manners but a fond, if late greeting to each of you! It’s been lovely to see your furry faces here today. Sven, last night I listened to the blues you posted a few days ago. Achingly beautiful, thank you. I have saved it.
Dear Gentle Mac, I am sorry you’re in pain. I hope you can get some rest tonight. No fever? Can the doctors target the stones with sound waves and blast them into tiny fragments to allow them to pass? My knowledge of how kidney stones are treated is sketchy.
I hope you’re safe from the storms, Paddy’O. You, too, Sven.
My dear Lady, how wonderful it is to read your posts. I appreciate your reference to Isabella Rossellini’s mother!
Yes, they (both major parties) would like nothing more than to declare martial law and be done with the nuisance of the Constitution. Being power-hungry hooligans, they don’t believe that the huddled masses would dare to offer more than token resistance. I hope they are wrong and also hope that more Americans support freedom than did during the Revolution.
Never worry about dryers, dear lady -- your manners should be allowed to dry in the sunshine and breeze, as is proper.
My home is safe from the physical storms, gentle Harper, and we are weathering the other type. I thank you for your concern.
Do you have a particular piece of music that you would like to share with us tonight?
It is good to see you, Gentle Lady. Thank you for your concern but things will pass, so to speak. I am just being a baby. The first time, after my heart attack, was much worse. I have had a couple since then but nothing near as bad.
I agree things are bad in DC, but I am affraid we are about forty years past where that might have been headed off. Even if there was resistance today, I think too many people would just back the first strongman that could restore order. This has been the result of most revolutions. We were truly blessed in our founders.Few have been so lucky.
Nice to see my sweetheart here while I was asleep.