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Marilee J. Layman

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05:23 pm: Signs, Shows, and Scare
From yesterday and today, I've seen equal numbers of houses with signs for the state delegates, which is better than usual for the Democrats. Usually there's lots of signs for the Republicans and just a few for the Democrats. That could change, of course.

I watched the new shows last night:

Big Bang Theory* is about a couple of geeks who have a pretty airhead move in across the hall. It was actually quite funny, both in dialogue and in sight gags. I'll watch this again.

Chuck is about a guy named Chuck who works for the Nerd Herd at the Buy More store (hmmm). Someone he hasn't seen since college sends him an email with an RPG question as security. He gives the password and sees lots and lots of pictures which give him all the US' intelligence data. The intelligence agencies want to kill him, but by the end of the show are shielding and using him. The "diffuse bomb in seconds" bit from the local TV Week? Well, he didn't defuse the bomb (they should get knowledgable people to watch the previews). What happened was that the bomb was controlled by a type of laptop that was sold only in their store. Earlier in the show, while he was giving his Nerd Herd the day's rundown, he told them that a new virus was making those laptops die. So he remembers that at the last moment, grabs the virus, and the laptop dies and never sets off the bomb. Some interesting character interaction already set up. I'm looking forward to watching this one.

Journeyman is about a guy who suddenly is pulled unpredictably into the past to do good work. The first two-thirds of the show made me think it wasn't going to work, but they pull it off at the end. His wife now believes him, although the boss and cop brother don't. To complicate it, in the time he was pulled into, he kept running into his first love before she died. And then after she died. Things start getting interesting. I'll watch this one again, too.

Now, the scare. The last time the board put a handicapped spot next to mine, one of my neighbors tried to kill me. I didn't get a restraining order because I think she's the kind of person who, on receiving a restraining order, will act to kill. Today, the board had her move her car and painted a wheelchair on the spot again. I've written a long long email spelling out what's happened and how and when that was a handicapped spot (and why it wasn't after a while -- the neighbor scared the ealier board into painting over the wheelchair logo) and asked why the heck there's another spot there because Helen will almost certainly think again (wrongly) that it's my fault and try to kill me again. I'm going to have to be very careful going out for a while.

*I first typed that as "Bing Band Theory" which sorta makes sense.

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From:fledgist
Date:September 25th, 2007 11:58 pm (UTC)
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I think a restraining order is called for. Your neighbour sounds very scary.

(Bing Band Theory.....Hmm, would they play 'White Christmas'?)
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From:mjlayman
Date:September 26th, 2007 12:34 am (UTC)
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The board president just told someone else (who is giving me some of what's happening):

"I had to make it clear that Marilee had nothing to do with her moving her car. We had a violation letter from the City and that we were correcting the problem. She could go up to City Hall and talk to the people we have spoken to."

It turns out that the developer provided a final plan for the handicapped spots to the city after he put in those new spots, including the first one next to mine. Apparently we have been supposed to be updating that plan every time we do something to the handicapped spots (like painting one out because someone complained), but have not. I think that's something management is supposed to do, which only reinforces my belief in how stupid the two managements we've had have been. I suppose I should volunteer to help look for a new management company, if the board will go for it.

And yes, I think "White Christmas" would probably be their encore!

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From:fledgist
Date:September 26th, 2007 12:45 am (UTC)
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Ah, the joys of condo living! (Well, I don't know much about that, but I was an apartment dweller until this past winter. Being flooded out by the upstairs neighbour is not fun.)

I hope the idiot doesn't bother you again.
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From:ritaxis
Date:September 26th, 2007 08:17 am (UTC)
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I would like to see a Bing Band Theory. It would have to have its own uncertainty principle and correllaries. I have to think about the correllaries.
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From:mjlayman
Date:September 26th, 2007 08:30 pm (UTC)
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I want to hear those when you've got them!
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From:kip_w
Date:September 26th, 2007 03:49 pm (UTC)
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She did what? I knew she was nuts, but I didn't remember that. Isn't that a crime of some sort? I know the police don't prevent crimes, but if she already committed one, can't they lock her up for that?
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From:mjlayman
Date:September 26th, 2007 08:28 pm (UTC)
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It was during a annual homeowner's meeting that I was running. She started heading up from the back of the room, screaming that she was going to kill me, and some of the big guys stepped into the aisle and stopped her. The only benefit in having her locked up is if she can't get bail and will be in jail a long time. I truly do believe she would retaliate.
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From:redrose3125
Date:September 27th, 2007 04:15 pm (UTC)
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Oy! I hope you stay ok!
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