The Neurotic Fishbowl

Friday, May 31, 2002

Silly Question

Steven: Do you want a raspberry piña colada or do you just want a shot or two?

Me: looks at him

Steven: Silly question. I'll make the raspberry piña coladas.

.: 30 words at 09:26 PM in Fish Tales :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

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A Different Type of Spider-man Costume

Let's just say it's not safe to click on at work or to fight crime in.

(Link courtesy of kd)

.: 21 words at 08:08 PM in Entertainment Value :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (4) :.

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The Best Thing About Rain...

is seeing a double rainbow on the way home. Plus, there was the added bonus of leaving work early, getting two pairs of shorts and four tops for $55, and getting a refill on my nails. Fridays rock!

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Meep!

Just because I like how it sounds...



what's your battle cry? | mewing.net | merchandise!

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Stop Toxic Pollution in Our Oceans

Please take a minute and go urge your Senators to support legislation to stop toxic pollution. It only takes a moment.

.: 22 words at 01:48 AM in Take Action! :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

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Thursday, May 30, 2002

Thursday Threesome

Time for Deb's Thursday Threesome!

Onesome. Healthy. Tell us about one thing you did for yourself that's healthy - and not just physical, mental and emotional health matter, too! For mental health I took some gift certificates that Trish gave me and spent three hours getting a facial, sea salt spa manicure, and spa pedicure at Urban Retreat, a day spa here in the area. Physically, I've been drinking at least eight glasses of water a day. I think it's helping me lose weight and I do feel better, though I have to go to the bathroom ten times a day at least!

Twosome. Wealthy. What in life makes you feel wealthy in your heart? Steven, my friends, and my family. It's nice to know you're loved and it's definitely the most important thing in the world.

Threesome. Wise. Share your favorite proverb or motto... or just make one up yourself. Stress can kill a goldfish. It can kill a person too, so try not to let everything get to you. (This, btw, is something I'm trying to do myself.) I just made that up; can you tell? ;-)

.: 191 words at 11:59 PM in Thursday Threesome :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

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Speaking of Late Birthdays....

Speaking of late birthdays, yesterday was my aunt Susan's birthday. I was going to e-mail her last night when I got home from work, but was feeling so bad that it slipped my mind. My mom said that she reads my blog, so if you happen to come by, happy birthday, Aunt Susan!

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Happy Belated Birthday, Chel!

I am such a dork! I didn't do almost any blog reading, so I missed that Sunday was Chel's birthday. I am so sorry! Happy late birthday, Chel! I hope it was a good one!

.: 35 words at 03:20 PM in Linky Love :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

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Glad To See This

I was glad to see that the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund will be extended to some of the gay men and lesbians who lost partners in the WTC attacks. The article mentions that cases involving heterosexual domestic partners are being reviewed in the same way. What a terrible thing it would be to not only lose your partner, but be denied the compensation that you deserve. I hope these people are taken care of.

.: 76 words at 10:56 AM in Notable News :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (2) :.

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Ick

My god, do I feel bad. I have a splitting headache and feel sick to my tummy. Please, please let this day go by quickly.

.: 25 words at 10:26 AM in Daily Ramblings :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (2) :.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2002

Subscription Issues Almost Fixed!

Woo hoo! I fixed the problem with the "Manage Subscription" and auto unsubscribe e-mail links. For whatever reason, the URLs being generated for the subscription manager and the auto unsubscribe didn't have /scriptfiles/ in the path, so they were getting 404 errors. I have noticed, however, that only a few entries in the subscription manager have the actual post title and the direct link to the post next to the entry name. Also, the subject for the e-mails are coming back "[Neurotic Fishbowl] New Comment on " but there is no post title. I'm going to mess around with it a little more and see if I can fix it, but at least the main issues have been solved!

.: 119 words at 04:58 PM in Geeky Things :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

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One Of Those Days....

Ever had one of those days? I just feel like putting my head down on my desk and crying.

.: 19 words at 02:42 PM in Daily Ramblings :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (4) :.

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It's a Group Thing: Part XIII

Time for another "It's a Group Thing" here at the Neurotic Fishbowl! I picked today's simply because I liked how it sounded. Today's term is:

A Blur of Impressionists

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Miss The Fishbowl?

Due to "numerous requests coming in for zone file updates/transfers from one particular system in the world, at a rate that far exceeds what we see normally," the name servers got tied up to the point that they couldn't answer legitimate requests, so no Neurotic Fishbowl! Luckily, the problem's been resolved and I am back among the blogging world once again.

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Find Your Element

I agreed with almost all of this, but I'm not sure that I've been severed from the cesspool of humanity. Then again, maybe that's why so many people annoy me! ;-)



find your element
at mutedfaith.com. <º>

(Link courtesy of Kelly)

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More Messing Around

I did some more messing around but still can't get the un/subscribe thing quite right. It's picking up skins (and I am very happy about that!), but the auto unsubscribe link that's generated and the "Manage Subscriptions" thing (which is so cool! I saw it in action at Scripty Goddess and it is very impressive) is still broken. I also noticed that all e-mails being generated from the webmaster@neuroticfishbowl.com have a subject of "New Comment on" and then it's blank. Ah, well. People can still post and subscribe and that's the most important part!

.: 94 words at 12:51 AM in Geeky Things :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2002

He's Touring?

I noticed this headline on my Cheatsheet today, "Bush meets Pope, ends European tour," and I made me think to myself, "Gavin Rossdale got to meet the Pope?" Yes, yes. I know they mean Duhbya, but the headline made me laugh. :-)

.: 44 words at 08:08 PM in Notable News :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

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This-or-That Tuesday

Time for Christine's This-or-That Tuesday:

  • Charcoal or gas BBQ grill?
  • Ummm, I don't even know how to turn one of these on, much less cook. Either.

  • Beach or pool?
  • Beach! I love the sand.

  • Sneakers or sandals?
  • Sandals. I adore the Karen Scott suede sandals that I got a few years ago from Foley's for about $5.00.

  • Sunblock or suntan lotion?
  • Suntan lotion.

  • Iced tea or iced coffee?
  • Iced coffee! Blech! The only iced tea I like my grandmother used to make me. I've never cared for any others.

  • Touristy beach town or quiet camping trip?
  • Touristy beach town. No way would you ever get me to go camping.

  • Theme park or baseball game?
  • Tough one! I love baseball games at Enron Astros Field, but I love going to Astroworld and riding the rides. I guess baseball game.

  • One or two piece swimsuit? (ladies...which do you prefer to wear; guys, which would you prefer a woman to wear?)
  • Two piece. Especially the ones with the little short bottoms.

  • Bicycling or rollerblading?
  • Bicycling.

  • It's 95 degrees outside. Do you prefer to go outside in the heat, or stay in and hide behind the air-conditioner?
  • As I am fond of saying, the most outdoors I get is the top down on my Miata. Stay in and hide!

.: 216 words at 07:56 PM in This-or-That Tuesday :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

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Monday Mission 2.21

Since I was lazy and played Zeus: Master of Olympus all day yesterday, here's PromoGuy's Monday Mission 2.21:

1. What happened this weekend that made you smile?
Steven and I had a lot of fun together going to dinner, the movies, and just generally being together. I smiled the whole weekend through.

2. Did you make someone smile today? If not, will you try?
Hmmm. Not really, but I haven't seen Steven yet. I'll give him a massage tonight and that should make him smile!

3. Have you any clothes or accessories you love to wear but just totally embarrass the person you are being seen with?
I don't think so. If so, they've never said anything!

4. What was the catch phrase you said the most in High School?
I can't remember. Probably something completely original like, "Duh!"

5. Who are you remembering this Memorial Day? (or for those not celebrating it, tell me about someone worth remembering)
This Memorial Day I thought about those that died this September 11th.

6. Do you think you are a good friend?
Yes, I do. I listen very well and am very empathetic.

7. (continued from MM 2.20) That outing tonight was a blast ... but that was last call. I totally over did it and shouldn't drive, anything we can do while I try to "dry out?"
Maybe go to the Taco Cabana by my house for some late night munchies and some good talking!

BONUS: Do ya love me, now that I can dance?

Watch me now

(Work, work) Now work it out baby
(Work, work) Oh, you're driving me crazy
(Work, work) With a little bit of soul now

.: 281 words at 07:48 PM in Monday Missions :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

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Should I Upgrade? I'm Scared!

Currently on my site I use The Scripty Goddess Subscribe To Comments Script. It's working fine, but when you un/subscribe or leave a post, the new page doesn't use skins and it bugs me. (I am totally anal about my blog. Ask Kristine!) Do I want to be brave and try to make it work with skins or should I just leave it alone and keep it the way it is? I had such problems getting the script to work the first time and it was only with a lot of help from Lynda that it works at all. Hmmm. Be brave or stay the same?

Update: I upgraded, but it's not taking the skins and I get a 404 error on the "Manage Subscriptions" page. Grrrr. At least the un/subscribe and posting capabilities are working. Anyone want to look at my code and fix it? Please? :-)

Second Update: Okay, the skins are working now. Just got to get the "Manage Subscription" thing working.

.: 167 words at 10:41 AM in Geeky Things :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (2) :.

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Attack of the Killer Dishwasher

Okay, go read Kelly Caldwell's Attack of the Killer Dishwasher story about an incident that happened with her dog this weekend. It is simply too funny!

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Monday, May 27, 2002

Cool Mouseovers Using CSS

While visiting Jess, I was very impressed with the uber-cool link mouseovers. The mouseover is actually part of her main image and looks just fabulous. I e-mailed her to ask her how it was done and she passed Shannon's CSS code on. I'm currently using the code on skin number eight, the redcap skin, so check it out if you want to see what I'm talking about. The code to make it happen is:

a:hover {color: #FFFFFF; font-weight:bold; BACKGROUND-IMAGE:
url(http://www.neuroticfishbowl.com/designs/redcap/images/linkers.jpg);}

I may or may not use it on other skins, but it was just so cool I had to know how to do it. It took me just a few seconds to make the image file in Photoshop and only a few more seconds to change the CSS. Thanks, Shannon, for the cool tip!

.: 137 words at 10:16 PM in Geeky Things :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (4) :.

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Have You Backed Up Lately?

There are some hackers going around hacking MT blogs by using some MT files (mt-load.cgi and mt-upgrade.cgi). Please go read the post that Ben made so that you can keep your blog protected. Zalary was one of those hacked. :-( While you're at it, it's probably not a bad idea to do a back-up of your whole site as well. Don't forget, too, to save your MT Templates. I just went into the template section and cut and paste them by hand into Notepad.

(Link courtesy of Kristine)

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Participation Positives

It's Monday, so time to start the week out right with Jess's Participation Positives!

  • It's Monday and I don't have to go to work
  • I get paid for having the day off
  • Steven and I had some great "dates" this weekend - dinner, movies, etc.
  • I got my dominoes rating at Pogo back up to Expert
  • I got some pretty roses sitting on my desk from Steven
  • I played Civilization: Call To Power a lot this weekend and it kicks ass on my new computer
  • I joined a few new webrings and got my calendar to look and work exactly like I wanted it to
  • Steven bleached the main tank so we may be able to have fish in there again soon
  • I love and and am loved

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Sunday, May 26, 2002

Worship Me!

Since it's Sunday and most people's day of worship, I thought this was appropriate.

63%
I am 63% worshipable! And you? Find out!

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Sunday Op-Ed

Time for Chris's Sunday Op-Ed!

1. Painting
What is something that I wish I had talent and could do but I can't? My boyfriend, on the other hand, has amazing painting skills. He has a Nagel that he reproduced hanging above our fish tank and it is very cool.

2. Canada
What is some place I've never visited, but looks really pretty in pictures? On the other hand, I can't stand the cold (if it gets into the sixties in Houston I am freezing), so I don't know if it would be a good place for me to go.

3. Pets
What is something I adore and wish I had more of? Steven and I will get a puppy (probably a schnauzer) when we get a house. I had a russian dwarf hamster in high school and would love to get one again, but I don't see Steven falling for it. Also, when we get a house, we're planning on getting a fish tank around 125 gallons or so, so we'll have more fish too.

.: 176 words at 05:24 PM in Sunday Op-Ed :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

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Fishless Cycling

Steven and I stopped at Wal-Mart on the way home from dinner at The 59 Diner and bought some ammonia (and I got some roses. Yeah!) so we can try and do a fishless cycle on our main tank. Steven spent hours today bleaching the gravel, the plants, and the decorations. It's a fifty-five gallon tank, so it was a big project. We've started referring to the tank as "the death tank" since every fish in it seems to get a bacterial infection. I've been convinced for months that there's bacteria in the gravel, so maybe this will solve the problem. Anyone ever tried a fishless cycling process before? Had any luck with it?

.: 114 words at 01:12 AM in Fish Tales :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (2) :.

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Saturday, May 25, 2002

Happiness Is....

Happiness is a drunken Saturday night filled with love and the boyfriend. Ah. I love my life. :-)

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Saturday Scruples

I didn't realize it but, Phoxxe took over Marsha's Saturday Scruples. So, once again, it's Saturday Scruples time at The Neurotic Fishbowl!

1. At a video store, someone is about to rent a movie you've seen. I'ts really bad. Do you say something? Yes, I do. It can't hurt them to know that it's a bad movie and they can still rent it, so a little extra knowledge can't be a bad thing.

2. Your former lover becomes famous. A tabloid offers you $50,000 for nude pictures and a "tell all." Do you sell? Since my ex was evil and left me with a ton of bills, you bet I would!

3. You decide not to hire someone because he's wearing a nose ring. When he asks why he didn't make it, do you give the real reason? Hmmm. I don't think I wouldn't hire someone because of a nose ring, but I guess I would tell them so that if they applied somewhere else they might think about removing it.

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Eight From The Eighties

Time for Deb's Eight From The Eighties!

1) What's in your room? The majority of my "stuff" is in my office/computer room. In my room is basically the bedroom furniture and I have a lot of books on and in my nightstand.

2) Do you have fame? No, but I would hate to be famous.

3) Are you on a road to nowhere? No. My life is going pretty well - good job, good man, and plans for the future.

4) Ooh, are you a little runaway? No.

5) Have you ever felt the earth move, under your feet? Trite, but I did when Steven and I started dating.

6) I've been waiting, for a... engagement ring! :-)

7) If you love somebody... tell them often and let them know how much they mean to you.

8) Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies. Actually, please don't. I hate nothing more than being lied to!

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Friday, May 24, 2002

Friday Five!

And now, time for today's Friday Five!

1. What's the last vivid dream that you remember having? The last one I can really remember took place at this strange casio/theme park. There was a huge window (as big as an IMAX screen) that looked out into a lake so you could see all the fish. The lake was filled with sharks and there was a wrecked boat. Other stuff happened, but the setting was so vivid.

2. Do you have any recurring dreams? For some reason, when I was a kid, I used to dream that I was at the Montgomery Ward's in Greenspoint Mall. We were in the garden area and they had all of these giant above-ground pools set up. In the pools were sharks. I used to dream that I was walking around the edge of the water and was afraid that I was going to fall in and get eaten. I'd never even seen Jaws, so I'm not sure where this dream came from. I still dream about sharks, in several different settings. I also dream about being back in college and having a test that I have to pass to graduate and I'd never been to the class (as was true of lots of my college classes). Another recurring dream is that I'm back in band camp where I marched the bass drum.

3. What's the scariest nightmare you've ever had? In July of 1998, I came home from work and took a nap. I dreamed that I was at this giant mall with these escalators that went up like twenty floors. I was going up them with a co-worker, Mary Ann, when suddenly we noticed that all the people around us were crouching down and covering their heads. We looked up and above us was a guy with a gun. People were sitting at his feet crying and looking scared. He looked down at us and pointed the gun at me and told me to come to him. I climbed up towards him and the gun was so real. The part that frightened me the most is that I looked over to my left and one of the cops looked away from me and started to cry because he knew that I was going to die. Steven and I had been dating for a little over six months at that time and we hadn't said "I love you" to each other. I started thinking that I was going to die without him knowing how much I loved him. When I got up to him, I woke up sobbing.

4. Have you ever written your dreams down or considered it? Why or why not? I never have, though I have thought about it. Usually I remember my dreams very vividly, so I never feel the need to write them down. Plus, I am always in a hurry in the mornings when they're freshest, so I never can write them down.

5. Have you ever had a lucid dream? What did you do in it? I've talked about this with friends before, so I'm pretty sure I have, but I can't remember what the dream was about.

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Are You Skinned?

If you are skinned (or your blog is, anyway), be sure to sign up for the new Skinned! webring. The Neurotic Fishbowl is a member. Are you?

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Urge Congress to End Misuse of Vital Antibiotics in Factory Farms

I've posted about this before, but thought I'd share the link again. In factory farms around the nation animals are pumped full of antibiotics. This can result in strains of bacteria that are then resistant to medicine making it harder to get better when you get sick. Please take a moment and go urge Congress to protect human health by ending misuse of vital antibiotics in factory farms.

.: 69 words at 01:16 AM in Take Action! :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

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Thursday, May 23, 2002

It's All About Me, Baby!

Today has been a day, that I declared for myself, to be all about me. I didn't have a lot of work to do, so I modified my blog. I played with calendars, with skins, with PHP includes, and just generally enjoyed making tweaks. I left work by 6:30 (which is usually pretty early for me) and went to this fabulous barbeque restaurant that I have been craving for weeks. I came home, sat on the couch in my underwear, and watched stuff on the Tivo. Now, I am going to play Zeus for a few hours. I am happy, tomorrow's Friday, we're meeting friends for dinner and drinks, and I am glad to be alive. :-)

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Thursday Threesome

Time for Deb's Thursday Threesome!

Onesome. Readin. Tell me about your favorite book you read as a kid. Gosh, I've read so many books - both as a kid and as an adult - that it is hard to pick a favorite. When I was a kid, I really loved the Wrinkle in Time series. That's the one that's coming to me right now.

Twosome. 'Ritin. Everyone does a Senior Research paper. What was YOUR Senior Research Paper about? Actually, I was about three years advanced in English, so I didn't have to take any English classes past my sophmore year. My senior year, however, I did take an independent study English (definition of independent study: sit in the library with my friend for a whole period and pretend like you're studying on a chosen subject that you don't start researching until a week before your presentation is due). My topic was on architecture in English cathedrals. Since I went on vacation with an aunt and uncle there a few years before and had learned a lot about the architecture and had all the pictures, it was pretty easy.

Threesome. 'Rithmatic. Using those 'rithmatic skills to balance the checkbook...so, what store seems to have the most entries in your register, and what the heck have you been buying there? The most checks I write are to place like Pitty Pats Too and Y'all's Texas Store - I buy all my Beanie Babies there. :-)

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Oops!

I take my bottom pair of earrings out at work when I listen to my headphones. I happened to glance down at my earrings and notice that I'm wearing one puffy silver star and one silver circle earring. Guess I didn't look at them too well when I put them on this morning!

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French Me, Baby

I think this says enough on its own...

Which Kiss are You?
Which Kiss Are You?

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Wednesday, May 22, 2002

Heifer International

If you've been looking for a good charity to spend money at, look no further than Heifer International. Heifer supplies poor locations around the world with a gift animal - goat, llama, water buffalo, rabbit, etc. The people of the region are taught how to care for the animal. The animal supplies the people with food, milk, eggs, items like fur that can be sold, and more. The people are then required to give some of the offspring to another family or group of people in need. They in turn do the same. By teaching people how to become self-reliant and having them help others, Heifer has assisted millions of people in become healthy, happy individuals that can stand on their own two feet. I gave the gift of ducks today. If you can spare a few dollars, please go and donate. It's a wonderful program and can use all the help it can get.

.: 156 words at 09:40 PM in Take Action! :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

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Another New Look For The Neurotic Fishbowl

Thanks to the generosity of my co-worker Tod Gilpin, I have a new skin for The Neurotic Fishbowl. It's uber-cool, so go give it a whirl.

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It's a Group Thing: Part XII

Considering that I have become obsessed with Zeus: Master of Olympus and its expansion pack Poseidon, I thought it only appropriate that today's "It's a Group Thing" term is:

A Pac of Video Gamesters

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Tuesday, May 21, 2002

Tastes Like Vodka

I stopped on my way home from the gym and got one of the new bottles of Vanilla Coke. Since I'm such a huge Cherry Coke fan and I love vanilla, I thought it would be right up my alley. Alas, I am not as big a fan as I thought I would be. Honestly, it tastes just like the vanilla vodka I drink and I half expect to get a buzz from it! Oh well. I guess I'll be a Cherry Coke girl to the end!

.: 88 words at 10:38 PM in Fish Tales :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (6) :.

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Another Day, Another Dollar

Since we have water again at the office, I was able to drink the eight glasses a day that I'm shooting for. That means Steven owes me another dollar. I've made a big $7.50 now. Well, that is a Beanie Baby. :-)

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Don't They Have Claws?

Overheard in my office:

"Why would you put a gerbil up your ass? Don't they have claws?"

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This-or-That Tuesday

Since Christine was gracious enough to take over Ashley's This-or-That, here's my first of her questions!

  • Bugs Bunny or Daffy Duck?
  • Bugs Bunny.

  • Tom or Jerry?
  • Jerry.

  • Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck?
  • Mickey Mouse.

  • Rocky & Bullwinkle or Boris & Natasha?
  • Boris & Natasha.

  • Road Runner or Wile E. Coyote?
  • Wile E. Coyote. I hate the damn Road Runner.

  • Sylvester or Tweety?
  • Sylvester. I cannot stand Tweety. I wish Sylvester would eat him.

  • Popeye or Bluto?
  • Popeye, I guess.

  • South Park or The Simpsons?
  • The Simpsons. I have never seen an episode of South Park.

  • Jetsons or Flintstones?
  • Flintstones, though both are very cool.

  • And finally, the eternal question asked by all good Scooby-Doo fans: Velma or Daphne?
  • Daphne. She's annoying as played by Sarah Michelle Geller, though.

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24 Or Rather 48

I read yesterday that Fox is picking up the series 24 next season despite it being 89th in the ratings. I really like the show and have been on the edge of my seat watching it. I've even let two or three of them stay on the Tivo so I can remain in the show's frenetic pace and watch them back to back. Hell of a good show and it will be interesting to see the season finale after last week's bombshell of who the mole really is.

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The Drought Is Over

The water guy showed up at our office today, so my drought is over. I am only on glass five six so far (been running around doing various things, plus I came in a little later), but I will get eight glasses in today!

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Klipping Away

I made a couple of klips for my Klipfolio today and, since it's pretty easy to do, I wanted to offer my services to anyone who wanted one, but didn't know how to do it. If you would like to me make one for your site, just let me know.

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Monday, May 20, 2002

More Heart Palpatations

Stories like this are why I constantly feel like I need to be on Paxil or something. Why does the world seem like an ever scarier place?

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Being Bitchy As a Way of Life

I'm loving the new site Snarky Bitch - Some Days You Can't Help Who You Are. Go see what snarky things they have to say.

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Monday Mission 2.20

Here's PromoGuy's Monday Mission 2.20:

1. When was the last time you went out with a true love of yours? What did you two do that made it so special?
Actually, Steven and I went out to dinner at Lupe Tortilla on Saturday, and for whatever reason, it was super romantic. We sang together in the car, he kissed my hand; it was sickingly sweet.

2. Which far-away friend would you most like to see again?
Well, if by far-away you mean Dayton, Trish and Jeanna!

3. Any high or low points about this past weekend? What went on?
Well, the strange almost gang fight in the movie was a low point. On the other hand, Friday was the day spa followed up by romance, take-out pizza, and movies, so that was a high point.

4. I've been thinking about getting a buzz-cut for the summer, a big change for me. Have you ever made any drastic changes to your appearance?
Not really. I look pretty much the same now and I did in high school.

5. How long do you think a couple should date before they get married? Or if you are married, do you think you should have waited longer to get hitched?
I think it depends on the couple, though people who get married after just a few months always makes me cringe. I'm not saying it can't work, but it always seems like such a bad idea.

6. I just found out my long-time friend does not like Star Wars (!) and has only seen the original 1977 movie! Have you ever discovered anything new or shocking about a long-time friend you thought you knew everything about?
There was something that I used to think, "Damn! I never knew that!" but I can't remember what it was or who it was about. Damn memory.

7. Well we had a nice picnic and saw the sunset, but now it's dark and I think we should liven things up. Let's call some of your friends and go out. Who do you want to invite and where should we all go?
Let's go do some boot-scootin' and put my country and western dance lessons to good use! We can call Steven, Christine, Trish, Jeanna, Russell, Joanna, and Shelby and have a grand ol' time!

BONUS: Why can't ya be good to me?
Because I can be a bitch.

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Dilbert and the Google Doodle

Be sure to check out Google every day this week. Google has a new Google Doodle featuring Dilbert and the gang.

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Note To Self...

Don't ever forget to take your Prevacid for three days again! Yuck!

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Participation Positives

I have decided I stress too much and worry about too many things, so in an effort to be more positive, I am going to start doing Jess's Participation Positives!

  • A client meeting went exceptionally well this morning
  • My nails are Maybelline's Tidal Wave, a brilliant blue which is my favorite color in the world
  • Steven says he can see a difference in my weight with all the water I've been drinking
  • I have been integral in getting three sites launched that people in the office thought would never launch
  • My boss and I spoke with the president of the company and got a number for my adjustment in pay that will happen July 1st
  • I realized today that we get next Monday off!

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Oddly Appropriate

Oddly appropriate since I love my own navel piercing.

Which Piercing are you?

(Link courtesy of Stacey)

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Sunday, May 19, 2002

The Truth Is Out There, But I Hope I Don't See It!

Steven and I attended a wedding reception today, so I missed the series finale of The X-Files. I think until I watch it, I will be avoiding blogs. A few weeks ago they killed The Lonegun Men off and I had the show ruined by several blogs that posted it on their sites. I cannot have the finale ruined. Must avoid blogs.

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Sunday Op-Ed

Time for Chris's Sunday Op-Ed!

1. Poems
What is something that I wish I liked more? I do like some poems, but the majority of them, I just feel like I don't get it.

2. Short Stories
What is something that I love to read and consider a good one to be a gem? I love to read short stories, more so than novels. Every year I look forward to The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror annual collection by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling. The first thing I look at in book stores is always the anthologies, though sadly, it seems a rare thing to find a good one or one that I haven't read most of the stories before.

3. Novels
What is something I devour constantly? I love to read and read, on average, a book or two a week. I've been slacking off the past month or so, but I will read more soon. I just love to read!

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Eight From The Eighties

It seems that Deb's Eight From The Eighties will always be a Sunday instead of Saturday thing with me, so here they are!

1) Are you forever young? Yep! It always surprises me that I AM a grown-up with a car payment, insurance, medical bills, etc. How the hell did that happen?

2) Are you like a virgin? Like, no.

3) Are you looking for a new love, baby? No way! I like totally love my man! (Like the eighties slang?) Seriously, though, I am so happy with Steven, that no, I am not looking for a new love.

4) Are you in control? I wish. My biggest problem lately is that I feel very out of control in my (work) life. And since all I do is work or talk about work or think about work, I've been feeling very out of control. I need to stress less and let is all go.

5) Have you ever been where the streets have no name? Since I am perpetually lost when driving some where new, I always feel this way, even if it's not true.

6) Do you have a touch of grey? Not yet! ~crosses fingers~

7) When was the last time you celebrated good times? Friday night, just me and the boyfriend.

8) Are you wild an' willin' or is it just for show? Wild an' willin' usually, but I've been stressed and tired lately, so it's been a show.

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Spider-Man - Now With Gang Action!

We went and saw Spider-Man on Saturday night and it was really good. I am a sucker for big summer flicks, and I really enjoyed it.

The one thing that I didn't enjoy was when about half way through the movie twenty or so people in the first two rows stood up and started shouting at each other. They moved to behind the hallway behind the seats and kept yelling at each other. Eventually they all wandered back in, but about five minutes later they did the same thing. I was really beginning to think that a brawl was going to break out. I don't know if someone came and kicked them out or they decided they didn't really want to see the movie, but they never came back. I think I'm going to call AMC and suggest that they start putting a security gaurd in each of the theaters. That way when something like this happens, there is some around.

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Saturday, May 18, 2002

Breathing Heavily

I just got off the StairMaster, and I feel like I'm going to die. The best way to use the StairMaster is to get on it before you eat or drink anything so you're burning stored fat instead of calories. Let me tell you, that is hard to do if you haven't eaten yet. I forgoed the regular 20+ minutes and only did fifteen. Help! Someone bring me some water!

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Friday, May 17, 2002

Ah, What a Day!

I spent the day at Urban Retreat and it was wonderful! Unfortunately, Trish didn't get to come with me, but it was still a nice time. I swung by the radio station first to get my Office of the Day prize, so I have a four pack of "gourmet orange soda" and a $50 gift certificate to Cookie Bouquet. Apparently, there was a big issue at work with on of my clients that has now been resolved, so it looks like I picked a good day for my mental health day!

Not sure what's on the agenda for tonight. Steven's talking about going to see Spider-Man, but I don't think I feel like putting up with crowds and all. I hope everyone else is having a great Friday!

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Friday Five!

And now, time for today's Friday Five!

1. What shampoo do you use? Usually Herbal Essence for colored hair, but right now it's Pantene.

2. Do you use conditioner? What kind? I've just in the past year or so really started using conditioner. Right now I'm using Herbal Essence.

3. When was the last time you got your hair cut? In the beginning of April.

4. What styling products do you use? A brush. :-) Sometimes I use In Salon's Leave-it moisturizer if it's really tangled and hard to brush.

5. What's your worst hair-related experience?The first time I got a perm (I was probably around twelve) the electricity and water went out at the Fantastic Sam's where I was getting my hair done. They had already put the soloution in and couldn't get it out for hours. My hair was so frizzy and curly. It was awful.

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Oppose the Anti-Gay Federal Marriage Amendment

There is a bill going around Congress that would narrowly define marriage as the union of a man and a woman, and consequently strip unmarried couples - gay and straight - of all legal protections and civil rights pertaining to their relationships. Please take a minute and let your Congressman or woman know that you oppose this bill.

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Bow Before Me

How could you not love these results?


Which Royalty Are You? Find out! By Nishi.

You are a Queen! Beautiful, Wise, Strong Righteous, Commanding, Humble

You are the beautiful and compassionate Queen. You are the epitomy of what every woman should be. You are confident, bold, aggressive, smart, womanly and feminine. You know the right thing to do and do it. You command respect and earn praise. You are moral and loving. In times of trouble, you draw strength from within, and are a source of strength for others.


(Link courtesy of Kristine)

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Thursday, May 16, 2002


 
No More Water

Looks like I'll be having problems keeping up my water consumption at work - I drank it all! There is no water left in the office! I hope they get some more in soon.

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My Weekend Begins Now!

Tomorrow Trish and I are off to Urban Retreat Day Spa for their Elegant Retreat Package. I also won Office of the Day last week on one of the local radio stations, so first we're going to swing by and get my prizes. I'm not sure what all I won, but they said there's a gift certificate to Cookie Bouquet, so that's enough for me. Glad my mom was listening and heard them call my name!

So, a three day weekend for me and I've even got all of my work stuff taken care of. I am going to go home, relax, play Zeus and Poseidon, and watch tv. To paraphrase Dean Martin, how lucky can one girl get?

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Thursday Threesome

Time for Deb's Thursday Threesome!

Onesome. Livin. Livin La Vida Loca. Oh, for goodness sake. What pop song do you love to sing along with but don't want to admit it? I know a lot of people are completely annoyed by the McDonald's commercial featuring that Spice Girl song, but I like it.

Twosome. Charmed. Charmed, did you say? Come now, are you superstitions? Do you buy into lucky charms and signs and such? I am a little bit. Mostly in the "This poker table at Paradise Poker is called a name I like. That must mean I will win at this table" kind of way.

Threesome. Life. Let's play the game of Life. Or is it Monopoly? What is your all time favorite board game? Come on, tell us what you like about it. My all-time favorite board game has got to be Trivial Pursuit. As my friends can tell you, I am the Trivia Queen. When I was in middle school (before we could drive), my friends and I used to play Trivia Pursuit over the phone. Can you tell I've been geeky my whole life?

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These Are The Days

Thanks to the ever-talented Christine, I now have a cool monthly calendar. Thank you, you little hottie! ;-)

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Forget Star Wars

Forget Star Wars. The movie that I can't wait to see this summer is Men In Black II. I loved the first one and saw it in the theater like five times. The second one looks like it will be just as good as the first one. Lara Flynn Boyle will kick ass as the bad guy (girl) and I love Tommy Lee Jones. Hurry up, July 3rd!

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Wednesday, May 15, 2002

Enneagram

The last line says a lot....


take free enneagram test

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Broke My Streak

I broke my five day streak of having at least eight glasses of water a day yesterday (very stressful, hectic day topped off by going to the ball game), but I am back on track today. So far I've made a big $6.50 off of Steven for all my water consumed. He says that I look thinner and my skin looks better, though I haven't really noticed a difference. Steven, though, is not one of those people who would say he sees a difference if he doesn't. I'm hoping that I'll just start shedding the pounds noticeably any day now. :-)

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Star Wars Obsessive

I understand that someone can really like Star Wars, but Tom Minter, 21, flew in from Leeds, England, to see "Episode II" and plans to watch it 17 times over the next four days. Why in god's name would you need to see a movie seventeen times in four days? No movie can possibly be that good! And, Episode I, really sucked, so I'm not expecting Episode II to be much better.

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It's a Group Thing: Part XI

Today's "It's a Group Thing" is actually one that I made up. I was flipping through An Exaltation of Larks: The Ultimate Edition by James Lipton looking for a term when I came across A Panic of Producers (plays, movies, etc.). I am a project manager at a web development company and have been under quite a bit of stress lately. Therefore, today's group term is:

A Panic of Project Managers

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Tuesday, May 14, 2002

Monday Mission 2.19

It's late, but here's PromoGuy's Monday Mission 2.19:

1. Have you ever given someone a present you just KNEW would be "da bomb" and when they opened it you could tell they just hated it? What's the story there?
Steven used to not like the shirts and ties I bought him, but I never thought they were "da bomb." Mostly, any gift that I thought was "da bomb," has been. I'm usually a good gift giver.

2. What do you do that you would prefer that Mother never finds out about?
Well, since she reads my blog (Hi, Mom!), it would be silly to post it here, wouldn't it?

3. Ever get in any arguments with your mother? What was one of the worst?
We argued a lot when I was an angry teenager, but I can't remember one that was too too bad.

4. When was the last time someone special hurt your feelings? Did you tell them or keep it to yourself?
Today and I told them.

5. Has your mother ever laid any guilt trips on you or made you feel like you can't do something good enough?
My brother broke my digital camera when I loaned it to him a couple of weeks ago and my mom was telling me not to "harass" him about it.

6. Looking back on your life, was there ever a point you see as the "crossroads" where you made a decisions that changed the course of your life? A path you did not take? What was that path, and do you ever daydream about what your life would have been like on the "road not taken?" Tell me about that.
Dating my ex-fiance and becoming so serious about someone while I was in high school was a huge turning point in my life. I probably would have gone away to school, would have gone to graduate school in psychology, and wouldn't have a terrible credit rating. I don't daydream, however, about not taking that road because I learned a lot (the hard way, unfortunately) and I think I am ultimately a better person for it.

7. That was an awesome picnic basket you put together, let's stroll out by the lake as the sun sets. A cool breeze blows off the lake as the orange and red reflects off the ripples in the water. I can tell something is on your mind and I ask you. You think about how to reply but finally you say...
"I wish I could swim."

BONUS: What do you think will come of that?
Hopefully, what I want.

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This-or-That Tuesday

Today is the final This-or-That Tuesday at Ashley's, but the talented Christine Murphey will be taking it over. Here's today's answers!

  • Chihuahua or Great Dane?
  • Chihuahua! I love little dogs!

  • Skyline or countryside?
  • Skyline. I hate the country.

  • Wrestle or box?
  • Neither!

  • Monkey bars or slide?
  • Slide. Definitely the slide.

  • Stars or stripes?
  • Stars. I love this shape. I doodle them every where.

  • Ashley, Wynonna, or Naomi Judd?
  • Ashley.

  • "The Cosby Show" or "Growing Pains"?
  • "The Cosby Show," though I watched both.

  • Giggle or chuckle?
  • Giggle.

  • Would you rather: walk in front of a crowd in your birthday suit, or eat worms?
  • Walk in front of a crowd in your birthday suit.

  • Charismatic or gregarious?
  • Me personally, both. ;-)

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Steven called me up today to tell me that his boss gave him tickets to go see the Astros tonight at Enron Astros Field. We had a great time at the game. It was a nice night, so they had the top open (for those of you not familiar with Houston, the field is one of those ones where they can either open it or close it). The seats are just about the best in the park. They're right under the press boxes and, during the seventh inning streatch, they always throw bags of peanuts and Cracker Jacks to the fans. For the first time ever, Steven caught a bag of Cracker Jacks. Yummy! The 'stros won by four and they shot of fireworks at the end of the game. Man, I do love baseball season!

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Monday, May 13, 2002

In Reality, It's More Like Ten....

Christine pointed out that the glass I'm drinking out of is actually around twelve ounces. Therefore, I am really drinking more like ten glasses of water a day. I met my goal of water drinking for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of last week and then today. I am definitely becoming a fish girl!

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I Should Be Dancing...

I'm missing dance class right now because I have to work and I am pissed. Damn it.

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Sunday, May 12, 2002

Happy Mother's Day!

Dear Mom,

Happy Mother's Day! I hope you enjoy the chocolate covered strawberries. I love you very much and every day I am glad that you're my mother. I hope you had a great day and you know how much I love you.

Love always,

Kymberlie

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Sunday Op-Ed

Time for Chris' Sunday Op-Ed!

1. Mom
Who is someone that I love and admire more as I grow older? My mom is a fabulous woman and I am so glad that she's mine!

2. Flowers
What is something that I love to have around me, even if I have to buy them myself? I love roses and whenever Christine and I go to Wal-Mart, we always split some for our desk at work. Steven will surprise me with a boquet every now and then which really makes me happy.

3. Children
What is something that is fine in small doeses but I don't like to be around for a long time? I am one of those people that don't really like kids and if I have to spend more than an hour or so with them, it will drive me nuts. Needless to say, I don't play on having any.

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Eight From The Eighties

Like they say, I'm always a day late and a dollar short, so here's Deb's Eight From The Eighties!

1) Have you been working for the weekend? I always work for the weekend. I love my job, I do, but I always feel like I'm under pressure (Look! Another cool 80s reference!) and the weekends are my chance to relax so I don't go postal and destroy anything.

2) Can you do magic? I wish I could. How cool would it be to be able to do real magic and not just stupid palor tricks?

3) Are you like a rock? Hmmm. Sort of. I am there for people when they need me, which is rock-like.

4) Who keeps you hangin' on? Steven, Christine, Trish, and Jeanna.

5) Are you runnin' down a dream? I am. As a matter of fact, Steven and I went and looked at some houses this week. We're still probably a few years away from buying on, but it's a goal and dream we're heading towards.

6) When's the last time you just got lucky? Friday. :-)

7) Do you go crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man/woman? Definitely! That was one of the things that attracted me to Steven. He looks damn good in a coat and tie.

8) Hit me with your best shot. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!

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Saturday, May 11, 2002

Car Shopping

Been kind of a lazy day. Steven is paying off his C-class Mercedes in July and one of his friends offered to buy it at a pretty good price, so we went to the new Mercedes dealer up the street to look at their CLK coupes. Very nice. I'm personally hoping he trades up.

Anyway, we spent the rest of the day lazing around and watching some Tivo stuff and we'll probably go to Lupe Tortillas for dinner in a bit with his brother Alex. Hope everyone is having a great Saturday!

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Friday, May 10, 2002

Thursday Threesome

Since I had such a terrible day yesterday and there doesn't appear to be a Friday Five, I'll do Deb's Thursday Threesome now.

Onesome. Hold Me. What's your first remembrance of holding an infant (or if you aren't into kids - a baby animal) ? Feel free to talk about other stand-out holding memories. I really don't like kids and avoid holding infants for the most part. The first time I remember holding a baby animal is when we got a little tiger-striped kitten we named Tiger (very original, no?). Unfortunately she was hit by a car later, but I still remember her.

Twosome. Thrill Me. Up for a thrilling ride? Tell us, do you seek the thrill rides at the amusement park or is the carousel more your speed? Thrill rides all the way, baby! I love rollercoasters and always fantasize about joining one of those rollercoaster clubs where the members travel all over the country to ride the different rides.

Threesome. Kiss Me. Come on - kiss and tell - at least, tell us about your first *real* kiss. I was a freshman in high school and was about a month and a half shy of my fifteenth birthday. There was this cute junior in my Spanish class (at least I think he was in my Spanish class) named Randall Hall. He was tall, cute, blonde, and pitcher on the baseball team. We had been flirting and I was so nervous around him. One day he offered to drive me home, but we had to stop at his house first so he could get his work uniform (he worked at the Eckerd's near my house). No one else was home and I remember being so nervous when he kissed me very slowly and thoroughly. He was a great kisser and though he ended up making out with my friend later and was obviously a jerk, it was still a nice first kiss.

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I Am So Excited!

After the fiasco that yesterday turned into, today is going much, much better. Two clients of mine that I have been trying to get launched for a very long time called and approved everything so we can make their sites live. One went live today and one will go live next Tuesday or Wednesday. I feel like I've accomplished something and I am so happy. Yeah! I love Fridays! :-)

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Thursday, May 9, 2002

Insane Day

It's been an absolutely insane day for reason I don't want to even get into. I'm glad it's over.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2002

An Open Letter

To the Stupid Bitch That Was Driving the Explorer At My Gym:

I know it's too much to ask that you look behind you when you back out of a space in your behemoth vehicle, so I watched and stopped far short of you since you weren't going to see me. However, I don't think it's too much that when I am driving through the parking lot and have the right of way that you don't suddenly decide to pull in front of me. You saw me coming and you knew I had right of way. Damn straight if you do something like that I'm going to honk at you and raise my hands in a "WTF are you doing?" gesture. Obviously, though, you are the only person on the road that matters since I watched you making lane changes all over the place without your blinkers. I'd wish that you would get in a wreck, but in your car, all you'd do is total someone else's. So here's wishing that you have a shitty day tomorrow and learn how to drive, you idiot.

Sincerely,

Kymberlie, the girl in the Miata that you obviously could have given a damn about running over

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Another Eight

I drank another eight (or nine, I lost count) glasses of water today. I'm doing really good on the water thing so far despite the fact that I am running to the bathroom every ten minutes. Two days in a row that I have achieved my goal. Go, me!

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A Tribute

I just read the most wonderful article about The X-Files and why it was such an amazing show.

I admit, I was very disappointed when Mulder left and didn't like the show for quite some time. It does appear that it's starting to get its legs back underneath it, but now it is ending. As much as I will miss The X-Files, though, I'm glad they choose to go out while the show was still good as opposed to dragging it along for a few more years.

I will miss you, Mulder, Scully, Skinner, Doggett, and Reyes. It's been a wonderful ride and I thank you for the wonderful memories.

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It's a Group Thing: Part X

I met Steven for lunch today and went to the mall afterwards. The pet store was near the entrance I went in, so I wandered in to pet the bunnies and to see if they had any puppies out. To my delight they had a miniture pinscher, a yorkie terrier, a miniture poodle, and a pomeranian in the play area. I sat on the bench to play with them and at several points was absolutely covered in puppies. It was so fun, so in honor of those little guys, today's "It's a Group Thing" is:

A Piddle of Puppies

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Subscribe To a Post

Thanks to Lynda, I was able to fix my problem and now you can subscribe to a post and have all comments automatically e-mailed to you. It's yet another nifty little tip from The Scripty Goddesses!

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Tuesday, May 7, 2002

Testing...

I'm trying to implement the cool little "subscribe to comments" feature that The Scripty Goddesses created, so if you try and leave any comments you're going to get an error. Feel free to e-mail me in the meantime, though, if you like.

Update: The script's having some issues, but I backed up my templates before hand, so we're back to comments with no subscribe. Btw, thanks, Lynda, for your help tonight!

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Wander-Lust Problems

My syndication code for Wander-Lust has been working great for weeks, but I noticed today that my newsfeed hasn't changed since early Monday afternoon. I checked my source code and I can see that a syndicate tag has been generated for each post, but it's not being spidered. Has anyone else noticed this problem?

Update: If you're having this problem, Rick is aware of the issue and is trying to fix it.

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Eight Glasses Today....

I managed to drink eight glasses of water today, so now Steven owes me a dollar. :-) It was kind of tough getting through those last few glasses (remember now, I never drink water unless I'm in the gym. I hate the stuff!), but I am really proud that I made my goal. My mom gave me the tip to drink through a straw and that made a big difference. It's going to be tough to keep this up, but I have faith in myself. I can do it.

.: 89 words at 08:52 PM in Fish Tales :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (2) :.

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Congratulations, Joanna!

My brother instant messaged me today to tell me that his girlfriend, Joanna, was offered a job at a local school as orchestra director. Not bad - graduate on Saturday and have a job on Tuesday! Congratulations, Jo! We're all so proud of you.

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I Feel Like I'm Floating....

I'm on my seventh glass of water and I feel like I'm floating away. Steven told me yesterday that he'd give me a dime for each glass of water that I drank and, if I drank eight a day, he'd round it up to $1.00. It's kind of fun being back on a reward program like when you were a kid. :-)

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Conspiracy? I Vote Yes!

It must be a conspiracy that the week I start to try and drink eight glasses of water a day, the main water valve breaks in our office building and they set the air to sixty degrees. Between the toilet not being able to flush, the freezing cold air (which always makes me have to pee even worse), and the four glasses of water that I've drunk so far, this morning is starting to be a bit uncomfortable. Good thing I'm uncouth and don't care if that toilet flushes! ;-)

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Pretty Boy Love

Well, at least I find them both attractive (even if I did think the movie sucked)!

What's your FOTR slash pairing?

(Link courtesy of Stacy)

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This-or-That Tuesday

Time for Ashley's This-or-That Tuesday:

  • This or that?
  • This.

  • Could or should?
  • Could.

  • Want or need?
  • Want.

  • Right or left?
  • Right.

  • Up or down?
  • Up.

  • Do or don't?
  • Do.

  • Talk or listen?
  • Talk.

  • Sleep or play?
  • Sleep.

  • Highlight or underline?
  • Highlight.

  • Marry or merry?
  • Merry, but I want to marry soon!

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The Uncanny X-Men

This is really me, especially the Dark Phoenix part.

Jean Grey
I'm Jean Grey

Goodness Gracious, you're everyone's favourite do-gooder Jean Grey, also known as Phoenix. You look after your teammates, get along with everyone, have a wonderful man who loves you and have pretty much achieved perfection. But look out when you're PMSing and you become Dark Phoenix: a raging homicidal bitch with a knack for causing trouble.

What X-Men Character are You?

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Pick a Super-Hero Power

Continuing on the comic book theme, Stan Lee was asked last night what super-power he would want if he could pick one. (His was the ability to do lots of interviews.) I thought about it and I think that the best one, overall, would have to be controlling the weather like Storm in The X-Men. By controlling the weather she's able to do things (fly, move stuff, etc.) that other super-heroes have to have a whole different power to do. Looks like it's the best bang for the buck. (Of course, I've always loved Wolverine's adamantium claws...) So, what about you? What super-power would you want?

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Stan Lee - The Book

After watching Stan Lee last night on The Screen Savers, I was so impressed by the man that I want his autobiography, Excelsior : The Amazing Life of Stan Lee. His life sounds so fascinating. Anyone read the book? Is it as good as it seems it would be?

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Sunday Op-Ed

Another one of those "better late than never" posts, so here's Chris' Sunday Op-Ed.

1) Mexico
What is one of the few foreign countries I've been to (the others are Wales, Scotland, and England), but I was too young to remember it? Steven's brother Alex works down near the border and he keeps telling us we should go check it out. I would love to go to one of the coastal towns.

2) France
What is one of the many places that Steven has been to that I haven't and that I beg him to take me to all the time? We went up in the Eiffel Tower in Vegas, but I will visit Paris some day. It, Italy, and Greece are top on my list.

3) Tequila
What is something that tastes great in margaritas but I cannot fathom how people can shoot? Tequila shooters - blah!

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Eight From The Eighties

Since I didn't get to post much this weekend, here's Deb's Eight From The Eighties!

1) Do you want candy? I'm usually pretty good about not wanting candy, but if it's that time of the month, better not stand between me and some candy!

2) I wish they all could be ________ girls/boys. Tall, dark, handsome, and nice.

3) What dreams go on when you close your eyes? Usually my dreams are very violent and I kill lots of people. Lately, though, I haven't been remembering my dreams and having such vivid dreams as I usually do.

4) What takes your breath away? When we were in Vegas recently, the Fountains of Bellagio took my breath away. Sitting twenty-eight floors up, watching the fountains with Steven - they were amazing.

5) I was born in the... second biggest state in the union - Texas! I'm a rare breed, too - someone who lives in Houston who actually was born here. Most Houstonians are transplants from elsewhere.

6) Who drives you crazy? Telemarketers. I had one call me on Saturday morning at like 9:00 am. People who call me that early should die.

7) I don't know much, but I know... a billion useless facts on a myriad of strange subjects. Call me if you're going to be on Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?.

8) Where you going, what you looking for? Currently I am looking for a way to quickly pay off my big purchases and start saving for a house. Where I'll be going depends on how nice the house is. :-)

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Protect That Computer

I was watching The Screen Savers on Tech TV tonight and they had a call from a guy who needed a new firewall. That immediately made me think, "Hmmm. That brand new computer of mine could probably use one of those." I went and downloaded ZoneAlarm from Zone Labs. The Screen Savers had mentioned a website, Gibson Research Corporation, where you can test to see if they can detect your ports and test your Internet security. I came up with good results (they weren't able to access my machine's ports or breach my security). Probably not a bad idea to go run over there and check yours before something bad happens.

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Monday, May 6, 2002

The Passionate Fish

Sounds pretty accurate to me!


Find your emotion!
[?]

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God Re-Floods Middle East

The Onion is reporting that God has decided to re-flood the Middle East. God declared, "For too long, thou hast ignored the entreaties of thy Lord to let go of your wickedness and hatred and live together in peace, My children. Thou hast refused the lion to lie down with the lamb, and My rod and staff have been of no comfort to you. Instead, you have continued to kill each other without ceasing. The time has come for that to stop. You want to keep running each other over with tanks and strapping dynamite to yourselves, killing women and children in pursuit of your extremist political positions, that's just fine. Let's see how well you carry out your murderous agendas under 800 feet of water."

Be sure to read the entire article if you're looking for some tounge-in-cheek humor.

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Water, Water Everywhere

I've been saying for a while now that I need to start drinking water (seriously, I drink nothing but cokes with the occasional alcoholic drink or glass of juice thrown in). Water is so good for you, helps you lose weight, would help with my stomach problems, and I drink none of it.

Christine and I were talking and we think we have set up a system to help us drink water. For months now, I've had my Outlook set up to remind me to drink a glass of water every two hours. For the most part, I've been ignoring them. Today, on our way back from lunch, Christine said that we should be water buddies. When the little pop-up makes an appearance, we grab our glasses and high-tail it to the kitchen to get a glass of water. We're also going to get little jars with our names on them and put a penny in the jar each time we drink a glass of water or work out. We're still working on what the pennies should stand for (we need to hammer out our reward system), but I think watching the pennies grow will help motivate me to drink water. I eventually would like to extend this program to helping us eat better during lunch (our lunches really suck), but it's best to smart with small steps. Wish us luck in our quest for better health!

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Monday Mission 2.18

Here's PromoGuy's Monday Mission 2.18:

1. Do you have any tattoos? If no, why not and what would you get if you did get one. If you do have one or more, tell us how you came to get it, and why you chose the design you got inked with.
I am planning on getting one at some point, but I'm not sure if it will happen or not. I'd love to get a tattoo of a veil-tailed goldfish (long, flowing tails) and my best friend Jeanna and I actually found one in a tattoo palor on The Strand in Galveston that I think I would really like. Unfortunately, for the life of me, I can't figure out where to put it. Ankle? No, becuase I wear shorts and skirts a lot and don't want it seen. Back? Not where I want a tattoo. Arm? No, I think that's more for men. Small of the back? For other tattoos (celtic knots, Japanese characters, etc.), but not for a fish. See the dilemna?

2. Has anything ever happened that caused you to believe, or disbelieve, in a Higher Power?
When I was about fourteen I went to the United Kingdom with my aunt and uncle. We went down to Bristol for a few days and one day while we were in Bristol Cathedral, the choir boys were practicing. It was so beautiful, listening to their voices and being among such amazing architecture, that I was moved. I still believe there is a higher power, but I don't believe in the views that most religions hold.

3. Have you ever seriously considered, or even attempted, suicide?
When I was in middle school (sixth and seventh grade), I had a lot of emotional issues and was very depressed and suicidal for quite some time. Thankfully, I have passed that part of my life and am not really the worse for it.

4. Has anyone you have known committed suicide?
A girl that I was good friends with in middle school but fell out of touch with in high school killed herself after we graduated.

5. This weekend you and I are going to the nature park for a picnic. I'll bring the blanket and make all the arrangements. You pack the picnic basket. What's inside?
Sandwiches made with ham, honey turkey, and swiss cheese. Miracle whip and mustard to put on the sandwiches if you're so inclined. Cokes and Cherry Cokes to drink, an assortment of chips (Cool Ranch Doritos, French Onion Sun Chips, Funyuns, etc.), and apple pie for dessert.

6. Have you ever been mad at God for something that happened (or didn't happen)?
I was probably mad at God when my ex-fiancee and I broke up, but I can't really remember ever being mad. I'm more of the "Why me, God? Why?" person.

7. Post (or describe) an image of someone that is no longer with us. Tell us about that person.
I was thinking about my grandmother on my dad's side the other day. When I think of her I always associate her with jigsaw puzzles (she loved to do them and, once completed, would stack them on top of each other on sheets of paper), gum (she always had jars full of the kind that was square with liquid in the middle that came in blue, green, and pink), and The Houston Astros. My grandmother was the biggest Astros fan and even bought one of those huge projection tvs that had the red, green, and blue lights back in the mid-eighties just to watch Astros games on. My parents got the tv when she died and they just recently had to replace it after more than fifteen years.

BONUS: Who are you?
I am me - an interesting, eclectic mixture of emotions and personality traits. I am a damn fine person to be.

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Verisign Sucks!

I read about Verisign giving away Hoopla.com to another person on the authority of a faked document on Friday, but with the computer situation and the busy weekend, didn't get to post about it. If you haven't heard how badly Verisign screwed Leslie Harpold go read this article and then avoid Verisign like the plague. Verisign sucks!

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The Dell Is Alive!

After spending the first part of the day at a Greek Orthodox Easter picnic, I went to my mom's house so she could network my old POS computer and The Dell. I moved files for hours, but am now at home and the computer is up and running. I haven't installed a lot of things yet, but it found the printer (now I just need printer ink), connected to RoadRunner, and I think I should have all my files. Yeah! Hopefully, regular posting will resume again now. :-)

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Saturday, May 4, 2002

Happy Birthday, Cheyenne!

I wanted to wish Cheyenne (AKA Gnome-Girl) a very happy birthday today. Happy birthday!

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I Am a Snowshoe!

I just think these are the most beautiful cats. Pretty accurate description of me as well.


SnowshoeThe Snowshoe is gregarious and talkative. She is always ready for fun and will regularly try to instigate a game. While her strong intellect leads her to try new things, it also causes her to become easily bored when a task is mastered. Variety is truly the spice of life for this kitty! Affectionate with others, eager to interact, the Snowshoe is always the ‘belle of the ball.’

Take the What Type of Cat Are You? Quiz.


(Link courtesy of Christine)

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Automatically Export MT Entries

I learned yet another cool thing over at Scripty Goddess. If you use Movable Type, you can generate an export file that is created each time you post to your blog. What you need to do is create a mtimport.html file and put the following code in:


AUTHOR: <$MTEntryAuthor$>
TITLE: <$MTEntryTitle$>
STATUS: <$MTEntryStatus$>
ALLOW COMMENTS: <$MTEntryFlag flag="allow_comments"$>
CONVERT BREAKS: <$MTEntryFlag flag="convert_breaks"$>
PRIMARY CATEGORY: <$MTEntryCategory$>
<MTEntryCategories>
CATEGORY: <$MTCategoryLabel$>
</MTEntryCategories>
DATE: <$MTEntryDate format="%m/%d/%Y %I:%M:%S %p"$>
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BODY:
<$MTEntryBody convert_breaks="0"$>
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EXTENDED BODY:
<$MTEntryMore convert_breaks="0"$>
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EXCERPT:
<$MTEntryExcerpt no_generate="1" convert_breaks="0"$>
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<MTComments>
COMMENT:
AUTHOR: <$MTCommentAuthor$>
EMAIL: <$MTCommentEmail$>
IP: <$MTCommentIP$>
URL: <$MTCommentURL$>
DATE: <$MTCommentDate format="%m/%d/%Y %I:%M:%S %p"$>
<$MTCommentBody convert_breaks="0"$>
-----
</MTComments>
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Make sure to put it between ‹MTEntries lastn="1000"› and ‹/MTEntries›, using a larger number if you have more than a thousand posts. Since MT doesn't have auto exporting functionality yet, this is a handy way to get an export without having to remember to run on. Of course, don't forget to download the file every now and then.

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Friday, May 3, 2002

Weekend Dilemnas

Why, oh why, is the weekend I get my new computer the weekend we have friends coming over tonight, my brother's college graduation tomorrow, and a Greek Orthodox Easter picnic to attend on Sunday? All my other weekends have been completely blank. The one weekend I really, really want to be on my computer and I can't! ~pout~

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Delivery!

Steven called to tell me that The Dell (as I am now referring to my new computer) was just delivered to his office. (I drive a Miata. There was no way it was fitting in my car!) I can't wait to get home and check it out. :-)

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Amazing Cosmic Images

I had read a few articles on the new images that the Hubble Telescope captured, but these are the best pictures of all of the ones I've seen.

(Link courtesy of Heather)

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Thursday, May 2, 2002

I Love Beanies But....

I love Beanie Babies, but this seems excessive, even if it is for charity.

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Thursday Threesome

Time for Deb's Thursday Threesome!

Onesome. Lions! Can a lion tame its mane? What about you? Tell us your worst hair memory. The first time I got a perm (I was probably around twelve) the electricity and water went out at the Fantastic Sam's where I was getting my hair done. They had already put the soloution in and couldn't get it out for hours. My hair was so frizzy and curly. It was awful.

Twosome. Tigers! Can a tiger change its stripes? Can people really change? This is something I'm not too sure about. Some people can, but I think some people can't. I think if someone is really committed to making the change successful it can happen, but most people only say they're going to change. All depends on the person.

Threesome. Bears! Who's a grumpy bear? 'Fess up - what makes you grumpy? Lately I have been very grumpy. Clients with insane demands, co-workers who don't do their share, computers that break - all of these things have contributed to making me grumpy. Oh, yes. And getting a cold from my boyfriend.

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Feeling Crappy

Steven's been sick since last Thursday, so I've been trying to avoid getting to close to him. Last night I was messing around on the computer and noticed that I had been sniffling and this morning my head is all stuffy. It's hard to avoid getting sick when someone in your household is sick and I guess I didn't succeed. Damn. :-(

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An Icon In Internet Explorer

The always fabulous Brandy gave a quick tip today on adding an icon for your site when it is bookmarked in IE. It took less than five minutes for me to do (most of that was spent getting the program to convert my gif to a ico file) and now you can see the tiny little icon Adam made me when you bookmark The Neurotic Fishbowl.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2002

Ooops! Tibbar, Tibbar!

With the evil, cursed machine crashing last night, I completely forgot it was a new month and that I was supposed to say, "Rabbit, rabbit." I think I'll say "Tibbar, tibbar," in five minutes and try to remember it when I actually go to bed in about two hours.

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Looking For a Job?

The company I work for, 4 Guys Interactive, is looking for programmers who know VB, SQL, ColdFusion, and ASP. Interested? In the Houston area? Send me your resume!

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Surfing The Web

w00t! I was able to log in as the administrator on my computer, and while my normal profile is jacked, at least I can get online again! My mom jokingly asked if I wanted to cancel my Dell order. No way! I've wanted a new computer basically since I got this one, so I am glad that I have the new one coming next week.

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Congratulations, Russell!

My brother, Russell is graduating from Sam Houston State University this weekend. Congratulations, Russell! I am very proud of you! Russell's girlfriend Joanna is graduating too. Joanna, I am also very proud of you. Congratulations!

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It's a Group Thing: Part IX

Today's Wednesday, so it's time for another "It's a Group Thing" here at The Neurotic Fishbowl. In homage to my dead computer and to welcome my new computer, we'll use a technical one. Today's term is:

A WYSIWYG of Computer Programs

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Comments, Anyone?

Following in Christine's footsteps, I wanted to encourage everyone that wanders in here to feel free to make comments on the posts. I know some people are shy and others feel like people would read their posts and go, "Who are they? Why are they posting here?"

Seriously, I put the little comment pop-up on this blog so that anyone could say anything back to me whether they agree, disagree, or just want to say hi. Never feel like you can't say something on this site. I do value the comments I get and I am happy to find new readers and new sites.

(putting on her stewardess voice) "Thank you for visiting The Neurotic Fishbowl! Enjoy your stay!"

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Klip's New Directory

Serence's KlipFolio has a new section now - for Weblogs! I updated The Neurotic Fishbowl's Klip, so it's now in that category. If you haven't downloaded KlipFolio yet, what are you waiting for? Go get it!

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The Bad News and The Good News

My home computer is a machine that one of Steven's friends built. It has had problems since the day I bought it. It locks up at least ten times a day causing me to reboot. Last night, for some reason, when I login, I get the Windows start-up music, but everything else is missing. No icons, no task bar, nothing. Clicking the mouse doesn't do anything. Control-Alt-Delete doesn't do anything. I tried starting it up in safe mode and get the same thing only with a black screen and the words "Safe Mode - Microsoft Windows." I have no idea what to do, unless I can get help from one of my readers or the tech guys at work.

Now for the good news. I bought a new computer. Yeah! It's a Dell and the specs are as follows:

Dimension 4400 Series,Pentium 4 Processor at 1.7 GHz
Memory: 512MB DDR SDRAM
Keyboard: Dell Enhanced Quiet Key Keyboard
Monitors: Video Ready w/o Monitor
Video Cards: 64MB NVIDIA GeForce2 MX 4X AGP Graphics Card with TV-Out
Hard Drive: 80GB Ultra ATA/100 Hard Drive
Floppy Drive: 3.5 in Floppy Drive
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Mouse: MS IntelliMouse
Network Card: 10/100 PCI Fast Ethernet NIC
Modem: 56K PCI Data Fax Modem for Windows
CD or DVD Drive: 48x Max Variable CD-ROM
Sound Card: SB Live! Digital Sound Card
Speakers: New Harman Kardon HK-206 Speakers
Software Bundles: Microsoft Works Suite 2002 with Money 2002 Standard
Zip Drives: 250MB Iomega Zip Built-in Drive with One Disk
Digital Photography: Dell Picture Studio,Image Expert 2000 Standard Edition
Limited Warranty, Services and Support Options: 2Yr Ltd. Warranty- 2Yrs At-Home Service + 2Yrs Phone Support
Secondary CD or DVD Drive: 40x/10x/40x CD-RW Drive with Roxio's Easy CD Creator

I didn't really want to spend the money right now, but I am so damn tired of it locking up and running badly that last night was the last straw. It should ship by this Saturday, so I should have it by next week. I guess I'll have to take my mom up on her offer of a loaner computer after all!

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