Mar. 20th, 2007

Hm. My computer seems to be working like I've been feeling lately.

Slow. Sometimes confused. Sometimes pausing (freezing) in the middle of something for no apparent reason. Sometimes unable to complete a task.

And I have no idea why.

No viruses. No uninstalled updates. I keep defragmenting. Cleaning up old files. This is when I hate the fact that I know just enough about computer to be dangerous, but not quite enough to solve issues like this. *sigh*

Guess I could go to sleep. However, for the last several nights I've been crawling into bed exhausted, only to toss and turn for what feels like forever until I pass out. Difficulty falling asleep at night, difficulty dragging my ass out of bed in the morning.
Pet Food Recall

(CBS/AP) For owner Elizabeth Krottinger, it's been a difficult week: All five of her dogs have been sickened.

"I've just been one big stress ball," she told CBS News.

Menu Foods, a Canadian company based outside Toronto that produces pet food, said Saturday it was recalling dog food sold throughout North America under 51 brands and cat food sold under 40 brands including Iams, Nutro and Eukanuba. The food was distributed by major retailers such as Wal-Mart, Kroger and Safeway.

An unknown number of cats and dogs had suffered kidney failure and about 10 died after eating the affected pet food, veterinarian and CBS News correspondent Dr. Debbye Turner reports.

Two other companies — Nestle Purina PetCare Co. and Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc. — said Saturday that as a precaution they were voluntarily recalling some products made by Menu Foods.

Many stores that sold the affected brands frantically pulled packages off shelves.

I know this is old news, but it's scary . . . apparently the FDA hadn't visited the company until this mess started. Um, wtf? From the stories I've read, we're not talking mild renal failure. It's like all of sudden cats' kidneys are completely shot.

Luckily, I don't feed the furbabies any of the food on the list. However, I do remember trying to get Hermione to eat one of the brands about a year ago. Glad she stuck her nose up at it.

I see a class action lawsuit in the works. Well, I hope I se one in the works.

Earlier this afternoon, I knocked over the stand that holds my rings (I wear 7 silver rings on a daily basis) and . . . only recovered 4. Now, it's not like this is a giant apartment. I don't have deep rugs they could get buried in. So where the hell did the other 3 go? I've obsessively looked everywhere I think they could have rolled (like half a dozen times) and nothing. Now I'm trying to pretend not to look in hopes that the "they'll show up when you stop looking" thing holds true but, of course, the pretending part is the problem. I love my rings. They're all unique. One of the ones I can't find in my celtic ring I bought in Dublin. The most annoying thing is knowing they have to be somewhere. They didn't just get up and walk out of here. So the fact that I can't find them . . . is irritating me more than I care to admit.

Oh, and vacuuming is such a thankless task in this apartment. By far my least favorite cleaning chore. By the time I've made it to the other end of one room, the furbabies have re-furred the other side. I swear I could vacuum this place non-stop and there would still, always, be fur. (And yes, I dug through the nasty pile of fur and hair that came out of the vacuum cleaner - no rings. But I did find the 'H' key I managed to suck off my laptop while vacuuming the cat hair off it . . . )
Well, it occurred to me that I haven't forced pictures of the beasts on LJ in quite some time.

So, without further delay, a serious picspam of the furbabies.

Definitely not dial up friendly. Seriously. )
Ugh. I get very few PMS symptoms ever since going on the pill many moons ago. I feel fat, get . . . well, bigger in some areas, and have seriously intense sugar and salt cravings. People who know me are probably rolling their eyes and thinking but don't you always? *rolls eyes at them* But they're really bad for a few days right before that time of the month. And they alternate. So if I satisfy the sweet craving, then I need salt. If I satisfy the salt craving, vice versa.

I don't even want to admit what I've eaten since yesterday morning. But it ain't pretty.

I figure I'm entitled.

(At least that's what I tell myself.)



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