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11 March 2011 @ 12:45 am
A Productive Day  
Today was a productive day in the Spannelson household, my friends. We got some serious business done.

Now that the snow has gone and fucked right off I've able to start cleaning up the yard. Three months of in-home pet sitting combined with multiple snow falls had left our backyard a venerable field of landmines. I've got some serious grass seeding to do now that all this fertilizer has been broken up.

I made introductions with our western neighbor, having fortunately just removed my ear buds when he addressed me from the other side of the fence. (I would have seemed like quite the rude little shit otherwise I guess.) He seems like a pretty cool guy, so we seem to be all set in regards to our most adjacent neighbors. The woman directly across the street is generous with the use of her snow-blower, and the neighbor to the east is an old woman who never seems to leave the house. The area directly behind our house is a wooded lot; an extension of the apartment complex further down the street. As a result the area will likely never be cleared and developed, and it grows in quickly thickly in the spring. No rats, no floods, no annoyingly baying beagle mixes, and no relatives of the landlord throwing parties every weekend that run until 4 in the morning.

Finally got around to securing our wireless network after hearing a horror story of some Floridian man getting arrested for downloading child pornography, and the culprit turning out to be someone piggybacking his wireless from some distance away. Setting the password has been problematical in the past as I could never get Lindsay's Mac or the Netflix Roku to work when the security was set. Turns out my mistake was in assuming that the "password" these two devices were looking for was not the password I'd set for the account, but the security key. That's not too misleading or anything. Kind of like how the PIN prompt for my online credit union account is actually alphanumerical.

Lastly, Lindsay and I made a brief venture into City Park in Warwick. Completely tucked away off a side street of Buttonwoods it's a heavily wooded park with trails and bike paths, several baseball fields, a skating rink, dog parks, and several beaches. It's a kayaking paradise. Scully about busted a blood vessel trying to drag me down the bike path. She really has issues with Mulder being in the lead. So of course Lindsay tries to drive her ape-shit by running ahead with him when Scully stops for bathroom breaks.

Oh. I also broke down and purchased a Nikon D40 off of ebay at Lindsay's insistence, and it came with a 55-200mm lens to boot. I suspect I just purchased her an extra lens or two. She's such a size queen.

Lindsay: camerabluepony0628 on March 11th, 2011 05:47 am (UTC)
Mmmmmm two VR lenses ... come here my pretties.

Fuck yeah I'm a size queen! ;) No pun intended. Though you know what they say about men and their trucks camera lenses .......

Edited at 2011-03-11 05:55 am (UTC)
erbnerbn on March 11th, 2011 06:00 am (UTC)
I don't know if I should be offended or not. :p No lenses for you!
Lindsaybluepony0628 on March 11th, 2011 06:06 am (UTC)
I am home all the time, you are not. Busted!
Sandy: GA: Evil Spawnloved on March 18th, 2011 07:57 pm (UTC)
It's interesting to meet new neighbors. I'm glad you're not seen as the "rude little shit" neighbor. Haha. I met the across the street when her dog nearly ran in front of my car and then stepped all over my feet when I got out. Sounds like you have a sound bunch of neighbors. Hurrah!

Dave had the same problem with the security code versus password thing. It's really kind of ridiculous. If you ever take pictures of the park, I want to see it. (Or if Lindsay does.) Sounds like an awesome little park though.

So I've got a kayaking question. I kind of want to buy one. But don't have a garage to put it. Should I just wait until I get one or can I get a cover and just stick it in the backyard or something?

It's nice to drive the dogs nuts once in a while, you know, turn the tables. Unless you're on the other end of the leash. Haha. Evil! ;P