April 17th, 2003

2013

well, at least I was up

I stood offline for most of yesterday waiting for Sears to call to say what time they were coming, but, they never did. I woke up 2 minutes before 8am, turned on the 'puter, did my business in the bathroom and went online to check my emails real quick...

*BZZZT*

Guess who was at my door? *nods* The repairman. My hair was still awry and I was dressed in sweats. I had figured we'd be towards the last of the list since they guys are coming over from Victorville to here in Barstow (30 miles away.) He's a nice older gentleman. Salt & pepper hair, thin, dressed in brown and black colours. I explained about the defrosting and the popping noises coming from the freezer. After a few minutes of poking around he figured out the cause: the fan wasn't working correctly. Sure enough, he took a screwdriver and started to rotate the fan and it started right up again. He explained without the fan working the food was only getting cold from the side panels which wasn't enough to keep the food from being thawed, so, he's replacing the fan as I type this. I'm glad it's something simple and easily fixable.
  • Current Music: The Smiths - "Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before"
2013

Polish anyone?

Does anyone out there read Polish? I was checking the referral logs to BBP and saw a link to the site at her page. Yes, look at the many cute cartoons images, sprites, the custom Angel cursor with more trailing tiny angels, the bright colors. A young woman she is, 16 maybe? I'd like to know what exactly her blog says. And yes, a link to my site from such a... Disney-like cutesy page, makes me feel a bit dirty.

But then I like dirty. LOL
  • Current Music: Tommy Page - "I Break Down"
dark phoenix, righteous babe, consume the universe

sad, but not shocking

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. forces have refused a Save the Children plane permission to land in northern Iraq to deliver aid, breaching the Geneva Convention and "costing children their lives," the British aid agency said on Thursday.

...A U.S. official told the charity no aid flights would be allowed until the area was safe but the U.N. has already declared Arbil a "safe and secure" area, the charity said.

..."The lack of cooperation from the U.S. military is a breach of the Geneva Conventions and its protocols but more importantly the time now being wasted is costing children their lives." - reported by Kate Holton


Given what's been going on at Guantanamo Bay, does anyone actually believe the U.S. follows the Geneva Convention any more??