Aggravating Parking
Forenoon watch, 4 bells (10:20 am)

This morning as I was pulling in to work I noticed that a truck with a trailer pulled across 5 of the maybe 9 parking spaces available. That happens sometimes, as that parking lot is small and we often have contractors coming or going to work on the building. I park there because it's closer to my office. So I figure I'll park in one of the two spaces he left behind the trailer (two others were already taken), but as I pulled around the corner (it's a small circular lot with trees in the middle) there was a car just sitting in the road. The driver was playing with her phone. When she noticed me, she pulled forward to where the trailer was parked, then parked—taking up both spaces! I sat there for another minute but she was clueless to what she had just done. Finally I backed my car up (a might bit angrily I should add), and parked in the handicap spot, then got out of my car. At this point I think she finally realized what she'd done and she backed up and left the lot. She had no business being there at all, not waiting for anyone, delivering anything, etc. I guess she just wanted a place to hang out. Retard.

As she was leaving, I walked back to my car and parked in one of the two spots she had just vacated, ire and venom dripping from my lips.

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New Garbage Disposal
First watch, 4 bells (10:12 pm)

Last Monday I discovered a leak from my garbage disposal (an Insinkerator Badger 5).

I've spent all evening working on it, and had to make a trip to Lowe's, but I have installed a new garbage disposal (Waste King L-8000). I was even able to remove an unnecessary piece of pipe and its compression fitting. The new disposal is quieter and twice as strong. And so far there are no leaks, despite the fact that this was my first time using plumber's putty.

I'll feel better after a few days of no leaks, though. Why does water have to ruin everything?

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Farewell, Discworld
Posted in Books
Afternoon watch, 1 bell (12:52 pm)

It's both a happy and a sad thing to read a book by an author you love when you know there can never be another one to follow. Today, with a heavy sadness, I finished The Shepherd's Crown, the final Discworld novel by Sir Terry Pratchett and the final book of the Tiffany Aching stories set therein.

It was a wonderful book, but leaves a disc-shaped hole inside you that can only be filled by old stories and your own imagination.

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Hair Types
Posted in Strangeness
Forenoon watch, 7 bells (11:58 am)

Here is a list of the types of hair I've found growing on my face

Wait, what?? Red? Yes, I have discovered that I have a small number of red hairs in my beard and mustache.

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