December 2nd, 2005


On why I will embrace our new robotic overlords as long as they don't try to lord it over us.

For those of you who've been a smartass on my blog lately and haven't got your dose of sass back, it isn't because I've:

A) Stopped loving you
B) Run out of ideas
C) Suddenly developed a mature attitude

It's because lj, as you know, has been failing to deliver notifications. I find it kind of interesting that I get notifications of replies to comments I didn't know had been made. It makes for some very stilted and confusing conversations. However it seems to be very random. Yes, I blame the tools. No, I don't obsessively surf my past posts looking for the attention that is comments. I don't! Really!

First is in the vets for her booster today. She likes the vets. They give her pats and she gets to eyeball the bunnies.

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I have to pick her up, race home, check the mailbox for exciting parcels of comb-n-cutter-y goodness (nope, still haven't arrived, need 'em Sunday, c'mon NZ Post), maybe do some machinery testing, then get back in to Katipo for delivery of magazines to Jez, conversation with Allyn and hanging out with cool people. There may also be Charlotte in that mix somewhere.

I need a bot to do the mundane stuff like sleep and drive around, so I can get on with my living. I probably won't be at the Picnic of Hand Waving and Pointing in Sawdust because of having to be at somebody's 2nd dan grading tomorrow. Sorry. When did my life get this busy?

The vet's bill

Further to my bizarre conversation of yesterday:

Nobi Vac Lepto 1 = $11.80
Canigen Kennel Cough = $10.35
X-Care Consultation = $42.00

So they checked her eyes, ears, teeth, gums, joints, heart, lungs, skin - that's roughly $5.00 per thing. What gets me is that there isn't anything they could find that wasn't there 2 weeks ago, that wouldn't be obvious to me anyway. Hello, lungs? I think I'd notice if there was respiratory trouble. If her heart was sick, it would show. If her joints were, she'd be stiff.

So I paid $42.00 for basically nothing, and it was the major part of the bill.

*not impressed*

Meanwhile, I need a sheet of wood (ply or such) for keeps to shear sheep on. About 1200x1200 would be good, but a bit under or over length would be ok. They are $37 for a 2400x1200 sheet at Carters, and $35 for 1200x1200 (2400 won't fit in my car). If you have one lying around in the shed that you want to give/sell to me, I'd be eternally grateful. Timber merchants and vets are a ripoff.

On the upside, my combs and cutters arrived. Now to get this plant started and check everything works..