October 16th, 2003


It's raining in my room.

Nowhere else in the house. Just right in the corner of my bedroom. Because there's holes in the upstairs people's patio. And the water could be easily diverted by the people upstairs, but the woman who's up there cannot grasp the concept of *runnoff*. >.<

And it's leaking something impressive. Sounds like a running bloody tap. So I've got half my furniture moved out into the middle of my room and this big clump of towels clustered around the pot we put down to catch the drips. And everything I own is spread out all over the place, to keep it from the damp. That last part's what's annoying me the most. The mess is going to drive me completely insane. That and the drip, drip, drip.

And now the window is leaking too. I guess their patio finally overflowed.

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    Slowly going crazy, drip, drip, drip...

Thefted from deathpixie

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." -Robert Heinlein

Okay, let's do a checklist version.
1.change a diaper- Yup.
2.plan an invasion- Probably. Never tried anything bigger than taking down a paintball base, though.
3.butcher a hog- In theory, yes, but I'm a vegetarian, so I probably have to pass on this one.
4.conn a ship- Basically. Not too sure about sailboats, though.
5.design a building- To the point of having walls and a roof and a floor that stand in concert, yes. Don't know if anyone would actually want to *live* in it, but... ;)
6.write a sonnet- Yup.
7.balance accounts- Frequently.
8.build a wall- Yes.
9.set a bone- Yes.
10.comfort the dying- Um. Yes. I think.
11.take orders- When necessary. ;)
12.give orders- I'm told yes.
13.cooperate- When necessary. ;)
14.act alone- Often.
15.solve equations- Not a math person, unfortunately - nothing complicated. :(
16.analyze a new problem- Tend to enjoy it.
17.pitch manure- Don't particularly enjoy, but yes.
18.program a computer- To a point. A very limited point.
19.cook a tasty meal- Certainly.
20.fight efficiently- Dirty fighting is how you win. ;)
21.die gallantly- How in hell should I know? I'm alive. :P

Seventeen out of twenty-one. Hmph. Not bad.
Hee. Heinlein. ^.^

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I was going to post something to the effect of "Ooh! The dripping has stopped!", but the second I opened Semagic it started up again, and drippier (Drippyer?). *glares at everything* The gods are mocking me. >.
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