jcollie719: (Jamie pawpet)
I may not like the taste, but I'll suck it up. (That's what SHE said!)

Last night, I added a small amount of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water to help me with a medical issue (lipomas.) I managed to drink about 3/4 of the glass. It seems to have worked as the lipoma under my right arm is almost gone.

I was able to add another night to my hotel stay in Denver for this weekend. I'm hoping I won't have to change rooms on Sunday. If I do, I'll check out Sunday morning before driving to work, then check in again after the afternoon barbecue. I will shop today for a couple of items I need for the trip.
jcollie719: (Tiger Jump)
My new driver's license hasn't arrived yet. Instead, the Department of Revenue envelope in Saturday's mail had a letter stating my tax refund is being held until they receive an Individual Credit Schedule form. The delay shouldn't affect my plans for the DC trip in less than two weeks since I'll still have enough money for the hotel and trip expenses.

A co-worker's wife gave me some leftovers to have for Easter dinner: turkey, gravy, stuffing, corn, biscuit and chocolate cake.

There was another "cube it" moment during my KRCC shift today. When answering a question about calculating the age of the universe, a show's guest used "cube it" in the equation. Hearing the phrase "cube it" always reminds me of Jim Ward quoting Bill Cosby's "Noah" bit on the Stephanie Miller Show: "RIIIIIGHT! What's a cubit? Vooka-vooka-vooka!"
jcollie719: (weird al yankovic shocked)
So far, I've signed up for 12 hours' worth of shifts for KRCC's membership drive next week. I need to ask my supervisor if the 9-11 AM phone shift is still volunteers-only. If I could do three of those, that would make up for the hours I'll miss during next month's vacation. There are a few other shifts I might be able to do. However, I'd have to miss some friends' music/talk streams or my Friday dinner with my parents.

"No one knows what it's like to be a dustbin in Shaftesbury with hooligans."

I might need to skip Steelwoulfe's game night tonight or just play a few games. I only got about four hours of sleep last night, and I have a meetup tonight at 7 PM. I do plan to go to bed by midnight, and the game night occasionally goes beyond that.
jcollie719: (tiger jump)
I was on an emotional roller coaster Sunday. Since I now begin my Sunday shift at 6 AM instead of 5 AM, I planned to get an extra hour of sleep Saturday night. Of course, that was nullified due to Daylight Saving Time taking away an hour. I was yawning all morning despite having a few sodas and cups of coffee.

"Asked a girl what she wanted to be
She said baby, can't you see
I want to be famous, a star on the screen
But you can do something in between [my legs.]"

I usually don't do this on weekends, but I took a member's pledge during my shift. The station's new automation setup meant I didn't have to worry about being away from the studio when I needed to play/announce something. Also, taking the pledge actually gave me something to do instead of just sitting in the studio (and yawning.) My mood was dampened by a caller complaining about "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me" airing at 9 AM Sunday instead of the last hour of "Weekend Edition." I felt better about 10 minutes later when "the weather lady" called. She's an elderly woman who often calls the station in the morning and asks about the weather forecast.
jcollie719: (Birthday Cake)
"We need to take a break. Mr. Jefferson has a hot shit in the chamber."

My voice sounded much better on Sunday. My throat still has a tiny bit of congestion left over from my latest cold, but my nose and head are otherwise clear. For Friday's dinner, my dad made a birthday cake which came with Krispy Kreme doughnut glaze as frosting. I bought two slices of German chocolate cake at Safeway yesterday and had one last night for my actual birthday.
jcollie719: (Collie Wink)
"The best way to prepare butternut squash? Cube it..."
"Riiight! What's a cubit? Vooka-vooka-vooka!"

I bought a package of potstickers to bring to the improv theater's pre-Thanksgiving party. At work, I wrote down a few things to put on my Christmas list. As with last year, I'll put them on an Amazon.com wish list to share with my dad and my brother's family. Christmas is on a Sunday this year. I don't know if I'll be able to work that day, though I'd like to.
jcollie719: (Luigi)
I was given another sleep test this week. The monitor I got from the doctor was a different model. I didn't have any caffeine after 6 PM last night. I had trouble falling asleep due to feeling hungry and had a cinnamon roll. I guess the sugar from that kept me awake since I couldn't fall asleep until 2 or 3 AM.

While listening to a political show, I thought "Nasty Woman and the Bad Hombres" sounded like the name of a band. This led to me remembering Norm Macdonald's "Hidden Track" from his Ridiculous album where he talked about Star Search:

"Our challengers, Hot Property, received... 1-1/4 stars! Our champions, Chunk Of Shit, received... FOUR STARS!"
jcollie719: (I Farted)

This week's episode of Wait Wait...Don't Tell Mementioned a toilet-themed restaurant in Taiwan. The "Modern Toilet" has toilet-shaped seats and serving bowls, poop/vomit-themed food, urinal-shaped drink cups and tables made from bathtubs. This reminded me of the Mr. Show with Bob and Davidepisode "Rudy Will Await Your Foundation," which had a sketch about a fancy restaurant with toilets built into the chairs. (The episode title is one of the lines from that sketch.)

"I had a Rule 34 dream about them one night. It wasn't pretty."

The ENCO system which plays KRCC's shows had an incorrect show segment loaded. The first half of This American Lifewas the correct episode, but the second half was from last week. Refreshing the playlist didn't correct the error. I finally brought up the episode audio on WBEZ's website and played the second half from there.

At least two people mistakenly thought KRCC's open house was today. It's actually next Saturday.

jcollie719: (Craig Ferguson Ooooo)
I set a goal to work on my next Toastmasters speech for at least an hour on Mondays-Thursdays. I plan to give the speech on either September 30 or October 7. I finished the intro and first paragraph tonight. I initially planned to quit Toastmasters in October due to money problems and not always feeling awake on Friday mornings; I hope the latter can be helped after seeing my sleep doctor next week and (likely) getting a CPAP or other device.

"Yeah, you don't wanna give him too much of the wet dog food because [wet fart.]"

I accidentally got the wrong medication refilled over the weekend. I meant to have my generic Prozac refilled, but I got the generic names for Prozac and Xanax mixed up. Both of them are equally effective, though.

A few weeks ago, the "House Party" show on K-Howl FM talked about the new Crown Royal Vanilla. The host said it was "meh" with Coca-Cola, but excellent with root beer or Dr Pepper. I couldn't find it in the stores I visited; a clerk at the last store said it would arrive the following day. I finally got a bottle and am liking it.
jcollie719: (On Air light)
"It's a blessing and a curse. It's a blurse."

A listener called to compliment me at KRCC this morning. He said I was one of the best announcers at the station. This brightened my mood considerably, but it was also a bit depressing as I know my paid time at the station is coming to an end. I wish more people like this actually owned stations or had ways to get me hired at a commercial station. Maybe I should take the caller's (and others') advice to say my name on the air.

The FoxTrot meet in Denver is this coming Saturday, then the following weekend is Rocky Mountain Fur Con!
jcollie719: (Jackass Fish Slap)
"I didn't get no sleep 'cause-a y'aaaall! Y'all never get no sleep 'cause-a meeee!"

One of the Facebook groups I belong to was shut down a day or two ago. The group organizer set up a private chat room for the members. In a bit of bad timing, my cell phone private message tone began sounding around 11:00 last night as I was trying to fall asleep. I decided to stay up for a couple of hours to chat, then signed off and went back to bed. My attempt to fall asleep again was foiled by someone posting to the group just after 3 AM. I set my cell phone to "Do Not Disturb" mode, but allowing the wake-up alarm. I got maybe 10-15 minutes of sleep. I'll get more sleep after work today.
jcollie719: (Foot Up Your Ass Frank)
I filled my antibiotic prescriptions at Safeway today. The woman at the pharmacy counter recognized me since I used to get all of my prescriptions refilled at Safeway before I signed up for Kaiser Permanente. While there, I picked up some frozen breakfasts and dinners.

One thing I keep forgetting about Safeway (this location, at least) is to avoid it on Sundays when it's crowded. When there are long lines for both the regular checkouts (only two open) and self checkouts, patience is a virtue. Another thing I forgot was the self checkouts don't recognize the "50% Off" stickers placed on the clearance items, meaning I paid full price for those items.

After being spared of hearing her voice for a few months, the "Slime Lady" called during a segment on gays and lesbians (of course!) Her claim this time was that lesbians are actually heterosexual.

jcollie719: (Collie Wink)
I'm looking forward (not really) to heavy snow over the next two days. About two inches of snow fell in my neighborhood Sunday afternoon. Another 2-4 inches of snow is expected Monday. This might affect whether I can attend my OA meeting Monday night. Most or all of the snow should be cleared by Saturday night for FoxTrot.

"It's Radio Biznatch."
"And we're all up in your biznatch!"

As much as I like the podcasts I subscribe to, occasionally some of them like to create drama out of thin air.
jcollie719: (Xmas Vigoda)
"Have the snacks arrived yet? Are they chocolateyyyy?"

It snowed on Monday night. The major roads were fine, but a few of the side streets were snow-packed and a little slick. The rest of the week will have highs in the 50s and no snow until Saturday night or Sunday.

R.I.P. Abe Vigoda (Yes, this time it's real.) The "Christmas Vigoda" avatar I made was from one of his occasional appearances on Late Night With Conan O'Brien.
jcollie719: (Buster Sheep)
"Wait. You're cutting into his butt!"
"What kind of piece do you want?"
"Well not BUTT!"

I wasn't able to make today's Toastmasters meeting due to this morning's snow and icy roads. My walkway was shoveled this morning, but it was snow-covered again by noon. Temperatures will stay below freezing until Monday afternoon. I'm hoping my drive to work this weekend won't be too slick.

Last week, I saw a Facebook post from an online friend about a rock radio station in southwest Oklahoma run by furries. It's "K-Howl" (KHWL 98.7 FM) in Altus. I listen to this station occasionally, either on its Web site or via TuneIn.
jcollie719: (Hot Air Balloons)
"All right! LINE 'EM UP, LINE 'EM UP, LINE 'EM UP! Ass-kickin' time!"

I don't know how long it will take to accomplish this, but I'd like to find a weekday job or start my own business within the next 5-10 years.  Financially, I'm doing okay at the moment, but I don't know how long that will last.
jcollie719: (I Farted)
"She sends out an aroma all under my nuts
It drips on down in a mist from my butt
just the girl, she's just the girl, the girl
you want" (Obviously-misheard lyrics)

I wonder if there are any low-cost franchises available locally.  Most of the franchises I've seen listed online require at least $10,000.  I could raise about $20k, but that would require emptying my accounts and my credit limits.  A more-realistic figure for me would be $3k-5k.  Like with poker, I don't want to go all-in if I'm not confident about my hand.  I've been wrong most of the times I went all-in in both poker and investing.
jcollie719: (Dave Ham Lamp)
PAY for Wednesday, May 20th: 1 hour (12:30-1:30 PM)
Thursday, May 21st: 3.5 hours (1:30-5 PM)

"...or are you just happy to see me?"

David Letterman's final Late Show is about to start here. I began watching Dave's NBC Late Night show in 1986, when I was in 9th grade. When I learned the date of Dave's birthday, I had sent him homemade birthday cards courtesy of my family's Apple II Plus and "Print Shop."

I started to practice stand-up myself in high school, performing a 4-5 minute act for the school talent show. It seemed funny at the time (as hacky as it was) and the audience seemed to like it.

People said my voice would be perfect for radio, which I began studying in college. Locally at the time, a duo called "The Mark Brothers" (Mark Stevens and Mark Goldberg) had the local "zany" morning show. I loved many of the bits they did, including some I later discovered were actually Bob & Tom Show bits. I worked with Mark Goldberg briefly in the 2000s at KRDO-FM and later at KRCC, actually showing him how the control board was laid out.

My path to becoming a DJ took longer than I expected, not actually getting my own (paid) on-air shifts until 2002, but my weird sense of humor was shaped in part by David Letterman, Johnny Carson and many of the comics that appeared on their shows.
jcollie719: (On Air light)
"Name something you feel before you buy it."

I got a call back from the radio company where I recently re-applied.  One of my KRCC co-workers works there and spoke highly of me to his boss.  The boss asked how soon I could begin working!!!  I'll be assisting my co-worker with his duties on a midday shopping show.  It may not be the type of on-air work I was hoping for, but at least I get to work weekdays with someone I already know who has an excellent reputation with the boss.
jcollie719: (tiger jump)
Weekly calorie average: 1,810 exactly
Days above 2,000 calories: 2 (2,070 and 2,420)

As much as I love my weekend job, I sometimes feel like I'm an afterthought to the management. I would love to start up my own business, but I don't have a solid business plan or the capital to start one. I tried looking for a business grant, but I don't qualify for the ones I've found.

"This bass line sounds like someone farting."

I guess I'll recycle most of my New Year's resolutions from last year:
1) Find full-time work or start my own business
2) Get health insurance
3) Get weight below 250 lbs. as measured on my home scale (current scale weight=265)
4) Attend Rocky Mountain Fur Con

I've signed up for health insurance through the state's ACA site, and I plan to attend RMFC. My weight has gone up a bit from last year; this morning, my scale measured me at 268 lbs.

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