Friday, November 30, 2012

Police blotter.

Saturday, 2:39 P.M.:  Caller requested to speak to an officer about carpet cleaner that was borrowed over a year ago and still not returned.

Tuesday, 2:32 P.M.: Employee reports intoxicated woman drooling and attempting to pay for sodas that she did not purchase from that store.

Thursday, 8:24 A.M.:  Caller reports her friend took her lighter this morning without permission.

Friday, 1:24 P.M.:  Caller required assistance, stated child she is babysitting is stuck inside car seat.  Update: officer successfully extricated child.

Presented without further comment:

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What's making me happy this week.

This is the best five bucks I've spent all week

I'd link straight to the trailer, but I can't -- so enjoy this instead.  (Or this.)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

It's officially winter.

November 22.



The Sandman:  Preludes and Nocturnes
, The Doll's House, and Dream Country by Neil Gaiman
First, the highbrow.  This has been on my reading list for a very long time...I was finally goaded into action by a recent/ongoing read-along of the series on the AV Club.  I like it, and it makes me miss reading comic books like I used to when I was younger.  I think I'll get started on the fourth book sometime after Christmas, when things have slowed down again and I can take my time with it.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Recap by Julie Klausner/Vulture
And then, the lowbrow.  Tried as I did to block out the siren song of the Real Housewives empire over the years, eventually I was pulled under by the one-two punch of the New Jersey and Beverly Hills franchises.  Jersey's my favorite, but watching the pampered twits of Beverly Hills gad about like a bunch of ninnies is definitely a close second.  Julie Klausner's episode recaps capture this nitwittery in all its hilarious glory and never fail to make me laugh out loud.


Wreck-It Ralph
Loved it.  Obviously, there's the nostalgia factor in seeing video game characters I remember from watching my older brother play Atari in the 1980s (and his Super Nintendo in the 1990s, and so on up to the present), but the story doesn't lean heavily on that and the designs of the many characters and worlds within the movie are just perfect.  (I especially liked the way the people in Ralph's game moved, in sharp little fits of straight lines and 90-degree turns, and the deliciously lush, rainbow-colored world of the Sugar Rush racing game. Candy cane forests and chocolate lagoons?  Sign me up!) 

What if the most well-liked guy in town killed a mean old rich lady who everyone hated?  Great story, great cast -- and a shout-out to Matthew McConaughey, who should sunset out of the beefcake roles and do more character acting like he does in this because he's really good at it.

Safety Not Guaranteed
It's hard to categorize this one -- it's like someone threw a rom-com and a sci-fi story into a blender.  But I liked it.

Your Sister's Sister
There's a lot of good moments in this, but I thought its ending was a little too much of a reach.

The Dick Van Dyke Show - Season 2
This is my idle-time, I-need-something-to-watch-while-I'm-putzing-around show for the time being.  Good stuff.


- Reindeer many reindeer hats.  I'm crocheting them for the craft sale on 12/8 and I think I went a little overboard.  Oh dear lord, I can't wait to be done with the reindeer hats.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Police blotter.

Tuesday, 4:58 P.M.:  Female picked up a stray dog and now the dog won't let her back in her car.

Wednesday, 5:04 P.M.:  Caller states that he thinks some unsupervised juveniles are throwing pumpkins on their own property.

Thursday, 12:48 P.M.:
  Caller reports a "hell of a fight" at 2nd Avenue West.

Saturday, 7:12 A.M.: 911 misdial; when answered, caller asked “who’s chewing on my phone?”  Turned out it was the caller’s eight week old yellow lab.

Sunday, 4:37 P.M.:  Caller states that her half brother and sister keep taking her stuff and leaving other stuff and caller has had it!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Stuff I made.

November 12.

More hats!  My friend Elizabeth's asked me to share a table with her & her mom at a Christmas bazaar next month, so I'm diligently trying to whip up some stuff to throw into the mix.  Hats are fast, and apparently sell pretty well, so they seem like a logical choice.  (Well, until I get sick of making them and decide to switch to something else, anyway.)

Baby hat & booties (in mauna loa yarn).

November 6.

Oredock demolition update.

View from the marina.

They're getting pretty close to shore.  Which is sad, but on the upside, it's cool to finally get a more up-close view of what's going on.  (On the downside: walking along the lakefront trail from the parking lot at the beach to the Kiyi dock, there is an obscene amount of goose crap.  Seriously, poo grenades aplenty! Watch your step.)

November 13.


If you know any little kids obsessed with watching heavy equipment do its stuff, now would be a good time to take a walk down by the oredock.


Monday, November 05, 2012

Police blotter.

Monday, 3:10 P.M.:  Caller advised that a tent literally blew into their parking lot.

Tuesday, 8:29 A.M.: Caller reports that on Saturday night, someone attempted to place quarters in the credit card slot of their car wash. Unsure of the time, but they will be reviewing their security camera footage later today.

Tuesday, 11:23 P.M.:  Resident reporting someone had placed a "no parking" sign in front of her house and did not know if there was a parking restriction in force or if someone was playing a prank on her.

Tuesday, 12:47 P.M.: Caller would like to speak with an officer in regard to harassment; a guy just went out of his way driving a company truck to get her attention and then flipped her off.

Thursday, 9:59 A.M.:  Caller wanted to speak with an officer about his wife being sexually assaulted last night.  He came home this morning and found his wife and some guy naked in his bed.  Wife said she did not know who the male was or how she ended up naked with a strange man. 

Saturday, 12:20 P.M.:  911 caller reports someone "being a jerk."

Friday, November 02, 2012

What's making me happy this week.

I feel the same way.