Sunday, September 30, 2007

A good day

Today, I had brunch with a favourite friend, then we went shopping. I found a nice, inexpensive pair of black leather gloves to replace the pair I lost half of last week, finally found the kind of raincoat I've been looking for since last spring (replaces one bought in 1996. I do believe I've gotten the wear out of that one...), and finally found a small leather case just the right size to carry my point and click in (and for $5!).

She found a purse and best of all, we shopped for power drills.

I'm such a chick.


Blogger #Debi said...

I prefer a cordless drill myself...

It's always a good day when you get to shop for toys...

October 1, 2007 at 7:35 a.m.  
Blogger Rik said...

You lost half of last week? I've done that, but I was very very drunk.

October 1, 2007 at 7:56 a.m.  
Blogger Ricardipus said...

I need a new drill (I'm with Debi on the cordless thing).

I also need a raincoat, but I'm less likely to put the effort into buying one.

'mtuasxxh' - what Rik says when he wakes up after losing half a week.

October 1, 2007 at 3:06 p.m.  
Blogger Anna said...

Power drill?! I thought you were more of a chainsaw kind of girl...


P.S. Do I ever have a glasses story for you, Dawn. We must have gone to the same chain of stores, because by golly...well, I'll tell you if you want to know...

October 1, 2007 at 7:25 p.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

Yes, cordless drills are cool, but also heavy and more expensive than it's worth if cordless isn't necessary.

I didn't really lose half of last week. I've just put it in a VERY SAFE PLACE. And you know what that means.


*ahem* Sorry.

Do tell the glasses story, Anna. Misery loves company.

Also? One of the lenses on my computer glasses was loose today. They go on the face, back in the case. I don't fall asleep wearing them or play sports wearing them. How is the screw already loose? Luckily, I was able to fix it myself because I AM NOT GOING BACK TO THAT OUTLET!

October 1, 2007 at 7:37 p.m.  
Blogger Cooper said...

Women and Power Tools...just gotta love it !!!

October 1, 2007 at 8:18 p.m.  
Blogger Anna said...

Ok, it's a long story (one which includes Sponge Bob Square Pants glow-in-the-dark glasses) I'm emailing you at the email address that you have listed on Flickr (not Flickr mail, but the other one) : )

October 1, 2007 at 8:54 p.m.  
Blogger Ricardipus said...

Dawn - here's a chick type of fix-it tip for ya:

Once you've got that teeny weeny fiddly little screw that hold the lens tightened up again, put a tiny little dab of clear nail polish over the head. Holds it in place and stops it from coming out again.

Works a treat on the set-screw found on a clarinet too.*

*This piece of advice might not be quite as useful as the preceding one.

October 1, 2007 at 9:23 p.m.  
Anonymous Steve Dix said...

Cordless drills are a liability. The batteries have to be kept charged, and they just don't have enough torque for the really hard jobs. Also : Don't get a Black & Decker, they're built down to a price, and they die pretty easily. I went through three building my kit car. Finally I just put out that bit extra for a Bosch. We're very happy together.

October 2, 2007 at 6:12 a.m.  
Blogger nanuk said...

I recommend Makita power tools, but only because Stan Makita was my favourite hockey player. Decker was strictly third line, and Black never played a game in the majors. So go with the pros.

October 3, 2007 at 1:15 a.m.  
Blogger Scaryduck said...

I has a chainsaw, and will challenge anybody to a chainsaw duel.

October 3, 2007 at 7:57 a.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

Women and power tools.... RAAAARRR!!!

I agree with the cordless drills having less power, but that would work for my friend's purposes.

Makita always reminds me of my exes' college roommate wearing a ball cap with 'Makita' on it. He couldn't handle a power tool without inflicting self-injury. Very funny.

Also, I'll take Dr. Teeth in a fight any time. RAAARRR!

October 5, 2007 at 1:40 a.m.  
Blogger Ricardipus said...

@steve dix - I may go for a DeWalt this time. They're yellow. And supposed to be good.

@scary - you're on. Gas-powered thirty-year-old goodness vs. your electromathingummy any day.

October 6, 2007 at 12:42 a.m.  

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