The Neurotic Fishbowl

Sunday, June 30, 2002

More Gold Box Misses

Earlier today as I purchased my new Sony DSC-P71 Cyber-Shot 3MP Digital Camera, I was treated to these Amazon.com Gold Box Offers.

.: Time [MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION]: not really interested, but this is closer to hitting the mark than most of my Gold Box offers have been!

.: Hamilton Beach 49291 Aroma Express 12-Cup Coffeemaker, White: I don't drink coffee and Steven just won a $160 Capresso MT500 coffee maker. Definitely don't need this.

.: Strange, but I got a "We just ran out of this item" message. Way to waste one of my offers.

.: Panasonic ES8003W Men's Wet/Dry Rechargeable Linear Shaver with 3D: I guess Steven might like this, but why do they offer me, a female who's never bought any men's products from Amazon, a shaver?

.: Opus 25153 Expeditions Copper Hummingbird Feeder: I guess I could hang this on the porch, but since I live in a condo and have no plants accessible to hummingbirds, not very useful!

.: 167 words at 11:48 PM in The Gold Box :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

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Sunday Op-Ed

Time for Chris's Sunday Op-Ed!

1. Police
Who is someone that has a job I can't imagine having and someone who deserves incredible respect? I have such admiration and respect for policemen and women who, every day, go out and put their lives on the line so that we can be safer. If you happen to be a polie officer, thank you for all that you do.

2. Alcohol
What is something that I look forward to having on the weekend? A blender of raspberry piña coladas, a couple of shots of vanilla vodka, or a really good margarita definitely contributes to having a nice buzz and a great night.

3. Boobs
What is something of mine that I totally love? I have big boobs and I love them. They rock. :-)

.: 133 words at 08:13 PM in Sunday Op-Ed :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

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Unveiling - Picture Fish!

After being inspired by all of the great photologs that I've seen and along with help from the wonderful Kristine, I am proud to unveil Picture Fish - Images From The Neurotic Fishbowl, my own photoblog! There's an issue with row alignment right now, but I hope to have that fixed pretty soon and didn't want to delay showing it to the world any longer. There are only pictures from the last trip to Vegas that Steven and I took, but you never know what else I might throw in there. Go take a look and enjoy the pictures!

.: 101 words at 06:42 PM in Picture Fish Update :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (4) :.

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Baaa!



Black is the new black, don't you know.
All you happy people scare me.

Which flock do you follow?
this quiz was made by alanna

(Link courtesy of Deb)

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Almost Ready....

My new project, the one I've hinted about a few times, is almost ready. As a matter of fact, I think it should be ready to go live this afternoon. :-)

.: 31 words at 03:34 AM in Fish Tales :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

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Saturday, June 29, 2002

Blogs and Pets

It seems like most bloggers have pets and like to talk about them, post their pictures, whatever. Christine M. has created a site for people to share their pet's pictures - Blogs & Pets. I sent in some pictures of my fish and joined the webring. If you've got pets, why not go visit and join up?

.: 58 words at 07:51 PM in Participation :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (2) :.

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Saturday Scruples

Time for Phoxxe's Saturday Scruples!

1. A land settlement gives First nation people thousands of square miles and millions of dollars. Someone has a petition opposing any giveaway. Do you sign it? Probably not. Restitutions are not necessarily a bad thing. I guess it would depend on the terms of the settlement.

2. At the beginning of a job interview the owner remarks: "You're the first white face I've seen all day." Later when you're offered the job, do you take it? I would take the job if I was incredibly broke, out of work, and needed the money, but I would be looking for another one while I worked there. If I wasn't broke and out of work, I wouldn't take it and I would probably report the guy. I could never work for someone who's a racist.

3. You find a crisp $20 folded on the floor of a small store. Two other customers are in the store. Do you pocket the bill? Probably. No idea how long it's been there and if those two people even dropped it. If one of them started looking around for something, though, I would see if it was the money and give it to them if it was.

.: 208 words at 07:36 PM in Saturday Scruples :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

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Friday, June 28, 2002

More Gold Box Misses

More misses in the Amazon.com Gold Box Offers today. I don't have a yard since I live in a condo, so birdbaths aren't really very useful to me. I wonder why I got a filter and an ultrasonic pest repellent today. Seems odd things just to offer people. The stainless steel double wheel pizza cutter is kind of cool (Steven makes homemade pizza, so we could use this), but $16 sounds a little high for a pizza cutter. Oh well. I'll just pass on them all. When am I going to get something cool like a book, video game, or foot spa like Christine got?

.: Sabatier Precision Kitchen Shears

.: Lentek PR10C Ultrasonic Pest Repeller

.: Opus 25130 Expeditions Copper Lilypad Birdbath

.: Hamilton Beach 04255 TrueAir Plug-Mount Odor Eliminator with Two Bonus Filters

.: WMF Profi Plus Stainless Steel Double Wheel Pizza Cutter

.: 145 words at 12:24 PM in The Gold Box :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

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Friday Five!

And now, time for today's Friday Five!

When was the last time I...

1. ...sent a handwritten letter? When I was going through a bad break-up in 1996, I wrote long letters to my friend John to help me get back on my feet and heal. They helped a lot. I have sent lots of cards with handwritten notes, though, some just a few months ago.

2. ...baked something from scratch or made something by hand? Um, never for the baking from scratch since I can't cook to save my life. As for making something by hand, I can't remember.

3. ...camped in a tent? Never. I am not an outdoors person.

4. ...volunteered your time to church, school, or community? Sadly, probably never.

5. ...helped a stranger? If you count things like charity, a few months ago I gave some money to Heifer International, probably my favorite charity.

.: 151 words at 10:21 AM in Friday Five! :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

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Thursday, June 27, 2002

Another Gold Box List

Today's Amazon.com Gold Box Offers continued the summer theme with more grills, a windchime, and some chairs. The first chair that was sold out, so I thought it was kind of a rip-off to give me an offer I can't even buy.

.: MAC Sports Medium Moon Chair, Blue

.: Thermos 4656110 Grill-2-Go Gas Grill Manufactured by Char-Broil

.: Caramba WC968 Merlot Windchimes

.: Omni-Swings N' Things 616 Reclineaire PTX Chair, Navy Blue

.: George Foreman GP100SIL Portable Propane Gas Grill

.: 81 words at 01:15 PM in The Gold Box :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

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Thursday Thumb-Twiddler

It's time for Dave's Thursday Thumb-Twiddler!

1. Would you rather die peacefully among friends at 50, or painfully and alone at 80? Assume that most of those thirty years would be "good" ones. That's kind of tough. Assuming that most of the thirty years in between would be good, I would say at 80.

2. Your teen arrives home one night with a big dent in his car fender. You find out the next day there was a hit-and-run in the neighborhood. Would you try to find out if your kid was involved? If you found out s/he was, would you notify the authorities? What if there was a death from the hit-and-run? I think I would have to. Otherwise the possibility that they were involved would hang over everything else for the rest of your life. Reporting them to the police, however, would be very difficult to do. I guess I might, though.

3. What would the title of your autobiography be (not including your name)? Easy. The Neurotic Fishbowl That Is My Life.

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Final Days

In case you missed it on AdCritic.com, here's a link to the hysterical video that Bill Clinton made chronicling his final days in the White House. (You're welcome, Christine.)

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Thursday Threesome

Time for Deb's Thursday Threesome!

Onesome: Soak--Like a sponge, what class in school did you seem to absorb the easiest? English classes. I was three years advanced and I always made good grades in it.

Twosome: Up--What things always bring you up when you are down? Steven. Jeanna. Pictures of sweet little animals like this one. Certain songs. A good book. Winning a poker tournament.

Threesome: The Sun--Enjoy the sun? What's your favorite outdoor activity? I'm not much of an outdoors person, so I guess driving around on a nice day with the top down on my Miata.

.: 101 words at 12:38 PM in Thursday Threesome :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

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Lay-Off Survivor

I saw the funniest card today at eGreetings: Lay-Off Survivor. I think everyone I know can relate to it. Enjoy.

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Strange Dreams

It seems like everyone in the blogging world - including Trish, Kristine, and Todd - and in my office had bad dreams last night. I'm feeling a bit paranoid so I'm trying to pretend it's not some omen of the end of the world.

.: 46 words at 10:02 AM in Daily Ramblings :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (5) :.

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Bad Start

Had dreams last night filled with imminent danger of attacks from unknown people while I was at an airport with my mother and trying to make sure she knows how much I love her and how important she is. I woke up with a killer headache and got to work only to find cryptic voicemails from my biggest client. This does not bode well for having a normal or pleasant day.

.: 71 words at 08:59 AM in Daily Ramblings :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2002

Stop Anti-Choice Judges

Duhbya has nominated several judges that hold views that are very anti-choice and anti-women. Please take a moment to let your senators know that you would like them to vote against these judicial nominations.

.: 35 words at 06:25 PM in Take Action! :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

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Can We Make It Three and a Half More Years?

I only hope we can make it through three and a half more years so that his vision doesn't come true.

(Link courtesy of Rob)

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The Latest Gold Box

Here's the latest from Amazon.com's Gold Box Offers. It's all grills and lanterns. I guess they figure it's summertime so everyone is outside grilling under lanterns. No thank you. Pass on all of them.

.: Brinkmann Company 850-7005-0 Electric Smoker/Cooker/Grill

.: Opus 8202 Avant Garden Teahouse Bird Feeder

.: Brinkmann Company 850-7000-1 Charcoal Smoker/Cooker/Grill

.: Astonica 50401111 Ivy Lantern

.: Bodum 6010-01 Tabletop Barbecue Grill with Windscreen and Lid

.: 70 words at 02:55 PM in The Gold Box :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (3) :.

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Like Herding Cats

One of my favorite commercials ever: Cat Herding.

.: 9 words at 02:39 PM in Entertainment Value :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (15) :.

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It's a Group Thing: Part XVII

I actually found today's "It's a Group Thing" term last week, but I was more in a unicorn mood then. Today and the next two weeks are going to be kind of related. Without further adieu, today's term is:

An Implausibility of Gnus

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Don't Call Me

I don't know about you, but I am inundated with telemarketer calls. If you live in the state of Texas, you can do something about it, though. Go to Texas No Call Lists and sign up for their no call lists. You can do two lists for five years for $4.80. A total bargain, so I went and signed up. Today's the last day to register, so scoot over there if you're a Texas resident.

.: 75 words at 10:02 AM in Daily Ramblings :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (2) :.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2002

To Do List

Time to update my To Do List!

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Excitement

I've got a new project in the works. I'm so excited. Yeah!

.: 12 words at 10:48 PM in Fish Tales :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

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Just Because....



(Link courtesy of Christine)

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Today's Gold Box

Well, the fourth Amazon Gold Box Offer wasn't so bad today and Steven might actually use the last one, so two almosts out of five.

.: Polder Electronic Clock/Stopwatch/Timer

.: Remington MS3-2000 MicroScreen 3 TCT Men's Shaver

.: Nissan 14-Ounce Stainless Steel Insulated Travel Tumbler

.: Zelco "itty bitty" Original Booklight

.: Microplane Stainless Steel Zester

.: 56 words at 03:51 PM in The Gold Box :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

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Thoughts of Steven Out of the Blue

For no reason today, I flashed back to when Steven and I first started dating. At the time, I was the secretary at the small actuarial firm where he was assistant vice president (he's a VP now). We started dating about six weeks after we met, but we kept it secret from every there except his best friend, another VP. I remembered today how we would end up in the library or the copy room and he would be giving me something to work on - a loan package, a letter to type, whatever. We kept it very professional in the office and I would look into his eyes and think, "Did I dream us up? Are we really together?" It was so strange being so close to someone, but yet having to keep that distance at the office. I don't know what really made me think of it today.

.: 150 words at 12:12 PM in Fish Tales :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (2) :.

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This-or-That Tuesday

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

  • Spam...the lunch meat. Yes or no?
  • Blah! No way!

  • The traffic light is green as you approach, but by the time you get there, it has turned yellow. Stop or go-go-go?
  • Depends, but more than likely go-go-go. If you don't go in Texas, you'll get rear-ended.

  • You are taking a trip...you have to decide whether to fly or take some sort of ground transportation. High or low?
  • High.

  • Someone asks you a question about why something is, and you don't know the answer. Try to find out *Why* or just say *I don't know*?
  • Usually I try and find out why.

  • You are at the mall, and you spot someone who tortured you when you were in high school. Hello or goodbye?
  • Probably goodbye. Why bother talking to them now?

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Monday, June 24, 2002

Participation Positives

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

  • I won an mp3 player this weekend in an online contest
  • I got first place in one of Paradise Poker's online tournaments Friday which helped increase my depleted poker account
  • I have over $300 in Amazon.com gift certificates
  • I had a great weekend with Steven
  • I have become inspired to set up a photolog and the talented Kristine posted a tutorial at Scripty Goddess that ought to make it easy to do
  • I found my copy of Cemetery Dance magazine before Steven threw it away
  • My neck and back have definitely started feeling better since I started seeing the chiropractor
  • I sold my computer for $450, far more than I thought I'd get for it, and the lady is paying me for it tomorrow
  • Next week my pay check will have my adjusted salary
  • We have fish in our big tank finally
  • I love and am loved

.: 162 words at 04:36 PM in Participation Positives :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (2) :.

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Monday Mission 2.25

Here's PromoGuy's Monday Mission 2.25:

1. Do you wear glasses/contact lenses? If so would you consider going through Lasik surgery? (Or if you already have, please tell us about it)
I wear contact lenses for the majority of the time and glasses at night or on the weekends around the house. I will have Lasik (or some similar surgery) by the time I am thirty. I hate wearing contact lenses and would love to wake up and be able to see.

2. Did you ever have to wear braces? How are your teeth? (any cavities, any pulled teeth, root canals, etc.)
I've never worn braces, though I think I may have to in the future. My bottom teeth are a little crooked, so I am planning on visiting a dentist this year to see about getting them straightened and whitened. I have about eight fillings.

3. What (if any) recent movies have moved you emotionally? Which one and how so?
Lately, I can't really think of any that have. That's sad, huh?

4. I visited my dear Mema in the managed care facility Sunday and while she is doing well, I was sad for her. Living out your final days/years someplace like that seems so lonely to me. Would you rather live the remainder of your golden years in a rest home, or pass away before it came to that?
Definitely pass away.

5. Sometimes, but not nearly often enough, I will just stop and marvel at the amazing planet on which we live. The eco-system, life and death, nature, the perfect balance that keeps us alive, the universe, it can all be mind-boggling if you let your mind get carried away. What natural creation or phenomenon just flat-out leaves you with a sense of wonder?
A few weeks ago I got to see a double rainbow. It was so beautiful. I also love how sunlight looks coming through clouds. It always makes me think of the divine.

6. Have you ever been in a fist fight or a situation where you had to get physically violent with someone else? How did that come about? Any consequences?
Aside from stuff with my brother when I was younger, not really.

7. Many times I look back in hindsight and think of how I should have handled a situation. Are there any recent happenings that you wish you would have handled differently? What happened and what do you wish you'd done?
Nothing that really comes to mind recently that I wish I would have done differently.

BONUS: How far away can you go, and still be dancing with me?
You know, this sounds really perverse.

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Gold Box Misses

Since Christine's been sharing how strange her Amazon.com Gold Box Offers have been, I thought I'd share mine today.

.: Real Bird Hunting Electronic Handheld Game

.: Electronic Floor Drum Set

.: Bob Scoops Construction Game

.: Nutty Elephant Board Game

.: Combi Plus Kettrike Combi with Seatbelt and Pushbar

I have no kids, so I can only conclude that since I bought some video games through there, they think toys are something I'm interested in. Shame they were good buys on some of the stuff in my wishlist!

.: 89 words at 02:41 PM in The Gold Box :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

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Arizona - The State of Depression

Since I still haven't posted about my business trip to Arizona last week, I thought now would be a good time. :-)

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Sunday, June 23, 2002

Sunday Op-Ed

Time for Chris's Sunday Op-Ed!

1. Doughnuts
What is something that I love to have for breakfast even though it's really bad for me? I love Shipley Do-Nuts more than any other brand. My favorites are their chocolate filled, their chocolate covered with nuts, and their plain glazed. Yummy.

2. Coffee
What is something that I find disgusting and I can't even imagine why people like it? I hate how coffee tastes and smells. The only thing remotely okay about coffee is the way the beans smell.

3. Summer
What is something that I used to love as a kid, but don't like as much anymore? Now during summertime, I wish it was the fall so all the damn kids would be in school and not clogging the mall, the movies, restaurants, etc. that I go to. Plus, it's just so hot.

.: 143 words at 06:37 PM in Sunday Op-Ed :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

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Eight From The Eighties

Here's Deb's Eight From The Eighties!

1) Is it going to be a cruel summer? Well, Houston summers are, by the very definition, cruel summers.

2) Are you where the heat is on? Yes, though after coming back from Arizona a few weeks ago, Houston seems fine!

3) How do you sleep while your beds are burning? Not very well. Luckily, though, I am one of those people that don't get hot too often.

4) I get delirious, whenever... I've stayed up too late at work. Right, Christine?

5) Everytime you go away, you... worry that I forgot something at home.

6) What happens in your wildest dreams? Usually I'm either killing someone or being chased by someone that wants to kill me. Pleasant, huh?

7) Are you an angel of the morning? Hell no. I hate mornings.

8) Tell me, tell me, tell me how to be a millionaire? I wish I knew! Hopefully, by making a decent salary and saving I'll accomplish it!

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Kymberlie Is...

I had meant to do this a few days ago, but am just now getting around to playing the "Kymberlie is" game. If you haven't seen this before, basically what you do is go type "X is" (where X is your name) in Google and see what the results are. Mine are as follows:

.: Kymberlie is looking for volunteers to do research and report up-to-date information on individual states for questions such as 1) the procedure followed in bite cases (i.e: whether the ferret is quarantined or "killed and tested"), 2) the number of ferrets that have been killed and tested for rabies in the past three years, and how many tested positive; and 3) which animal control/humane societies are "ferret friendly" and will take in stray ferrets without automatically euthanizing them.
.: Kymberlie is also celebrating the ticking over of another year on this planet. (Yes, this was actually about me!)
.: Kymberlie is watching - she loves Sting.
.: Kymberlie is taking some well deserved time away. (Posted in my own blog by Promo.)
.: Kymberlie is right about this being on Jesus Christ Superstar, which I actually know most of because we had the record when we were growing up.
.: Kymberlie is inspired by the Muse Calliope. (This is my old GeoCities page!)
.: Kymberlie is from Spring, Texas.
.: Kymberlie is going to the show at noon (she took the day off just to see it!) so I just couldn't stand it. (Posted by Christine about me going to see Harry Potter.)

Sometimes it pays off having an unusually spelled name since every one of these entries actually was about me (except the one about ferret rescue). I bet I am the only blogger able to say that!

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Saturday, June 22, 2002

No More Advice

Ann Landers died today. I always enjoyed reading her columns and for many years, she was a daily read for me. I'm sure millions will miss her advice.

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My Heart Goes Out

Erica must have had a miscarriage. I am so sorry to hear this. My heart goes out to her.

.: 19 words at 07:59 PM in Linky Love :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

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People Really Do Win!

I've mentioned before that I (or my mom) have won drawings for cash and prizes through online contests and surveys. Recently I'd won a kick-ass waffle maker and a coffee maker and my mom had won a $500 drawing. Yesterday in my mailbox I had a notice that I had a certified letter waiting for me at the post office. I went and picked it up today and it turns out I won a RCA mp3 player in SBC Digital Madness Sweepstakes. I've got to send in a notarized eligibility form in the next two weeks, but pretty cool, huh?

.: 101 words at 06:55 PM in Fish Tales :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (3) :.

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Saturday Scruples

Time for Phoxxe's Saturday Scruples!

1. You're starting a new restaurant. Video Lottery Terminals (VLT's) would bring in needed cash. Do you install them? I guess it would depend. Would they clash too much with the type of restaurant I was trying to make? VLTs don't exactly go with a classy restaurant. If not, I guess I might, though they would be illegal in Texas. ;-)

2. You're a personal trainer. You start an affair with a client who thinks the workouts now should be free. Do you insist on payment? If I really liked the person and wanted to continue the relationship and this was going to be a major point of contention, no. Otherwise, I probably would.

3. Your spouse would be upset if she knew you forgot the asthma kit when you took baby to the park. Do you lie to avoid a fight? Yes, if she doesn't know and nothing bad happened, why bring it up?

.: 161 words at 06:36 PM in Saturday Scruples :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

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Happy Bithday, Erika!

I wanted to take a minute to wish the talented Erika of Snazzykat a very happy birthday. Happy birthday, Erika!

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Friday, June 21, 2002

Updated To Do List

Here's my updated To Do List, utilizing my cool new collapse/uncollapse feature.

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Collapse Extended Entries

Thanks to another cool tip that the Scripty Goddesses found, you can now show extended entries right on the main page. I hate it when I'm reading along in a blog and have to leave the page to read the rest of the entry. This nifty little trick takes care of it for you and takes just a couple of minutes to put in place.

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Friday Five!

And now, time for today's Friday Five!

1. Do you live in a house, an apartment or a condo? Condo.

2. Do you rent or own? Well, Steven owns, so I guess I kind of do by default. :-)

3. Does anyone else live with you? Just Steven.

4. How many times have you moved in your life? I moved with my parents to the house they still live in when I was about six or so and then I moved in with Steven (officially) about two years ago or so.

5. What are your plans for this weekend? Not much yet. Watch some tv, play on the computer, and that's it so far.

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Thursday, June 20, 2002

Thursday Thumb-Twiddler

Since I like memes (I know; shoot me), I thought I would try out Dave's Thursday Thumb-Twiddler.

1. You receive notification of jury duty. Do you go willingly, or do you try and find some way to beg off (or get yourself disqualified)? What if you were told that the case you were being impaneled for might go on for months? I used to get them while I was in school which automatically lets you skip it. The one other time I got called I totally forgot about it and found the card months later. Personally, I would try to beg off, though I should do my civic duty and go.

2. Would you be willing to give up sex for one year if you knew it would give you a much deeper sense of peace than you have now? Considering how much peace I lack in my life, I just might. Man, oh man, would it be tough to hold out for a year, though!

3. What's the most violent television show you watch? What about the most sexually graphic? Hmmm. I don't really watch a lot of violent television shows. I guess I'd have to say 24 or maybe Witchblade. It's usually movies that are the most violent of the two. Sexually graphic would probably be Sex in the City or the occasional Real Sex episodes I catch.

.: 232 words at 11:06 PM in Thursday Thumb-Twiddler :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

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Thursday Threesome

Time for Deb's Thursday Threesome!

Onesome. Do a Little Dance. Everyone loves to watch a good dancer, so tell us your all time favorite movie dance scene and why. When Gene Kelly sings and dances in the rain in "Singin' in the Rain." I feel in love with that movie the first time I saw it and every time I watch him splashing in puddles and dancing so freely it makes me cry.

Twosome. Make a Little Love...Spill it! What do you do to make the night romantic for that certain someone? Dim the lights, pour the drinks, and put some music on, something sexy like Maxwell is always a good start!

Threesome. Get Down Tonight! Party it up, Getting your Groove on, or whatever you call it, everyone has a different style that they consider a good time. Let us in on what yours is. Me, Steven, and some friends out for dancing (either club style or two stepping) works for me!

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Woof!

This is one is pretty accurate.



i'm a pup. what kinda pet are you?
quiz made by muna.

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So, Maybe My List Won't Get Done

I was struck by inspiration on the way home from work and called Christine, whom I had just left at the office, and invited her to go have dinner with me at Lupe Tortilla's, the absolute best fajitas in town (and this is Houston, so that's saying a lot). She's on her way over now and should be here soon, so I may not do as much on that To Do List and I had wanted to. Oh, well! There's always tomorrow!

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We Have A Winner!

I was going to mention this last night and got distracted, but the new M&M's color has been decided and it's purple (the color I voted for, btw). They have a cool map on their site to let you see how countries voted. Poor pink hardly swept any countries at all!

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Wednesday, June 19, 2002

Today's Requests

Bizarre search request noticed in today's referrers:

Google search for hate kill steven dell

Google search for places to get gay massage sacramento

Google search for laundromat business opportunity sacramento

Google search for how to fix my life

I've really got to start keeping track of these somewhere. I get the weirdest hits some time...

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To Do List

Copying the ever-talented and lovely Kristine, I'm putting a To Do List up here so that tomorrow I don't play Poseidon or Paradise Poker tournaments all night and do nothing else.


To Do List

  • E-mail Mita
  • E-mail my aunt Susan
  • E-mail Judith
  • E-mail Heather
  • E-mail Rebecca
  • E-mail my long lost buddy Justin
  • E-mail Mikey and apologize for not e-mailing him back in April
  • E-mail Sheila
  • Finish my Arizona post
  • Put some pictures from Vegas on here
  • Make some klips of some of my favorite sites that don't have them (anyone want one while I'm at it?)
  • Encode my e-mail address on the site so I get less spam


Can you tell I am the world's worst at e-mailing people back? I used to write long, long e-mail letters several times a day (as Justin can tell you), now I never even answer my mail. Tomorrow, though, come hell or high water, I am sending some mail out!

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It's a Group Thing: Part XVI

I was looking for today's "It's a Group Thing" term and came across one that caught my eye. Today's term is:

A Marvel of Unicorns

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Tuesday, June 18, 2002

Childe Roland To The Dark Tower Came

News over at The Official Stephen King Web Presence about the future of The Dark Tower series. I am waiting as patiently as I can for these books, but I swear for the longest time a day didn't go by that I didn't think of them and their characters in some form. I reread all of them about two summers ago. Maybe it's time for another reread.

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Blogrolling Along

Just in case you hadn't noticed, Blogrolling has made new changes to their code allowing you to set a time for updates to show as new and to sort your list by most recently updated. If you use Blogrolling on your page you're going to have to update your code, but by updating this time, any changes you make from now on will automatically be incorporated - no more making the change and then having to upload new code. I'm glad I made the change over to their service. It's handy and free!

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Dance Your Way To Health

A school in California has started using the game Dance Dance Revolution in their physical education classes.

My brother has DDR and I swear I burn more calories on it than on my StairMaster. I think it's a great idea to get kids into exercising. And seriously, if gym classes are anything like mine used to be, you never burned any calories anyway. I've been seriously thinking about getting a Playstation 2 when the price drops so I can get this game and Final Fantasy.

(Link courtesy of Ernie)

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This-or-That Tuesday

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

  • Popcorn at the movies: buttered or not? I used to not like it buttered, but now I do.
  • Sometimes you feel like a nut..sometimes you don't...Mounds or Almond Joy? Blah. Neither.
  • Chips or pretzels? Chips, but I do like pretzels.
  • Milky Way or Snickers? Snickers.
  • M&M's or Reese's Pieces? Reese's Pieces!
  • McDonald's or Burger King? McDonald's for fries, Burger King for burgers (good thing they're right next to each other by my house!).
  • Vanilla Coke or Pepsi Twist? Blech! Neither. Cherry Coke instead.
  • Hostess Twinkies or Cupcakes? Not a fan of either.
  • Hershey's Kisses or Hugs? I like both of these, but probably the Kisses best.
  • Original Mountain Dew or Code Red? Another blech. Neither.

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Monday, June 17, 2002

Camera Recommendations

My Olympus digital camera ended up getting broke by the post office (thank god it was insured), so I am shopping for a new one. I was looking at the Sony DSC-P71 Cyber-Shot since the guy who sit next to me at work has one and loves it, but Christine said she's heard lots of bad things about Sonys. I'm looking for a camera around the $400 price range. Anyone got one that they would recommend?

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Wings

I thought the image was pretty. :-)

Take the 'What kind of Wing are you?' quiz!
'What kind of Wing are you?' by. Xera

(Link courtesy of Kristen)

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Sad But True

Sad but true, I would rather skip dance class tonight and stay home and do nothing but play Poseidon. When did I become an old bump on a log?

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Hidden Agenda My Ass

Nickelodeon is going to air a special about children with gay parents. The idea of the special is to help others see that people with different families are the same as other people. Of course, Traditional Values Coalition, a right-wing group, sees it differently. Their executive director says, "It is a cover for promoting homosexuality for kids." WTF is wrong with people? Some people have families that have same-sex parents. How can you possibly see a show that tries to help kids learn to tolerate others and see that all people are the same as a show with a hidden agenda to turn your kid gay? Will people never learn that a show like this doesn't turn someone gay? If you're gay, you're gay. It's as simple as that. What a bunch of idiots.

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Participation Positives

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

  • The business trip I went on was both more fun and more productive that I thought it would be
  • The chiropractic adjustments seem to help make my neck and back feel better
  • The khakis that I got from Victoria's Secret fit really nice and are very comfortable
  • This paycheck I just got is my last one before my adjustment kicks in
  • Steven asked me to lunch today
  • I was playing an adventure in Poseidon yesterday and I was able to overcome the difficulties inherent in not having enough bronze instead of starting over like I thought I was going to have to (Just humor me on this.)
  • I had a nice time with my parents and my brother this weekend when we went to dinner and went over to their house
  • Last week I was able to take some CSS code from a site and figure out what it was doing all by myself (probably to be incorporated in yet another new skin)
  • I love and am loved

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Die, Spammers, Die!

I have been inundated lately with spam. I just recently switched to my Neurotic Fishbowl account, so it's driving me crazy that I'm already gets lots of spam in that one, never mind the accounts I've had for years that get tons of spam every day. I don't know if it's helping or not, but I've started reporting all my spam to SpamCop. I figured it only takes me a couple of minutes to copy and paste the e-mail in their report form and send the form out. Maybe some people will get shut down because of it. Anyone out there use SpamCop? Does it do any good?

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Monday Mission 2.24

Here's PromoGuy's Monday Mission 2.24:

1. What does Father's Day mean to you personally?
We don't show a great deal of emotion in my family, so this is really the first year that we've celebrated Father's Day (he always got a card before, but we took him out for dinner this weekend). It's a day to honor and let the father (or father figure) in your life and let them know you love them.

2. Was there a Father, or a Father Figure in your life as you grew up?
Yes, my dad and my mom are still together.

3b. Would you like to become a parent? Would you be good at raising your own children?

I personally don't want to be a parent. I think I would be good at somethings (teaching a child to respect others no matter how they're different, appreciating things like books and art, etc.), but I would suck at things like making sure they ate their vegetables and cleaned their room. Heck, I don't even do that!

4. With Rosie, Callista, Jodie and Camryn all raising children without Fathers, Hollywood seems to be sending a message that children do not need male role models. Do you agree? Are these "stars" sending a good message to the young adults who admire them?
I think it can be a catch-22. Why should someone have to have a partner in their life to raise a child if they are ready and able to make that step? On the other hand, I think it certainly can't hurt for the child to have a father. Personally, I think it's not a bad message to send out to young adults granted that they could actually raise the child.

5. Do you think the absence of a loving, caring father in the life of a child could have any influence on their sexual preferences when the child grows up?
I guess this is the whole "gay men are caused by overbearing mothers with no fathers" argument but I don't think so. Of course, I could be wrong.

6. Was there ever a time when your father became "uncool." Or maybe embarrassed you?
When I was in middle school the local strip center was having a big shingding. They had a guy manning one of those big search lights and the guy aimed it into traffic and just about blinded my dad. My dad, not the most temperate of people, pulled over and started yelling at the guy. I was so embarrased.

7. Are you ever too old to kiss your Dad?
Never.

BONUS: When you coming home, dad?
"I don't know when,
But we'll get together then.
You know we'll have a good time then."

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Sunday Op-Ed

I didn't do it yesterday, so here's Chris' Sunday Op-Ed, a special Father's Day edition.

1. Dad
Who is someone who's very important to me, but I've always had a difficult relationship with? I love my father very much, but it's hard for me to share it with him. There's a lot of past hurt and love, but for the most part, things are good and I think we are at a good place in our relationship. I hope he knows how important he is to me.

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Sunday, June 16, 2002

Eight From The Eighties

Here's Deb's Eight From The Eighties!

1) Girls of the world ain't nothin' but... oppressed for the most part. I am glad I don't live in a country like Afghanistan!

2) Who's the meaning in your life, who's your inspiration? Steven. (Awwwww.)

3) What do people like about you? (Bonus: Do you really know how to dance?) People like my sense of humor (or maybe that's just me), the fact that I am kind, a good friend, and my ability to know more useless trivia than anyone else. And yes, I really know how to dance. Steven and I take lessons (country and western) every week.

4) Are you an innocent wo/man? I am not an innocent and I have a man.

5) Is your house in the middle of your street? It's a condo and it's more towards the end of the building. :-)

6) Did you have Pac-Man fever? I've had all kinds of video game fever, but while I liked Pac-Man, I was never really obsessed with it. My dad, on the other hand, had both Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man fever big time.

7) Do you always feel like, somebody's watching you? And you have no privacy? (Woah, oh, oh, oh.) Nope. I never feel that way.

8) Why do they call it the blues? Because it's the color of sad, gloomy days.

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Saturday Scruples

Here's a late edition of Phoxxe's Saturday Scruples!

1. You phone a friend at 2 a.m. but accidentally dial another friend. When his indignant voice answers, do you hang up? No, because most of mine friends have caller ID and lots of them would be up anyway. If I woke them up, I would apologize and get off the phone as quickly as possible.

2. You're about to buy a newspaper when you notice the vending box is open. Do you pay for the paper? Not if I noticed before I paid.

3. A new business opportunity could make you rich. Do you try to involve family members and in-laws? It depends on how much risk is involved and if I thought it wouldn't strain our relationship too badly if it didn't.

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Friday Five!

Since I was out of town on Friday, here's this week's Friday Five!

1. How often do you do laundry? Well, me personally, never. Steven does all the laundry, a load or so a week I think.

2. What's in a typical wash load? Shirts, underwear, socks, shorts, and maybe some jeans.

3. Front or top loader? Powder or liquid detergent? Top loader with liquid detergent.

4. Do you use fabric softener in the rinse cycle? Sometimes, I think.

5. Dryer or clothesline? Dryer. No place for a clothesline in a condo!

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Saturday, June 15, 2002

Saturday Stuff

We just got back from dinner with my brother and parents (Dad's birthday was last week and Father's Day is tomorrow) and we're going over their house to play dominoes. I probably won't get to post about my trip until tomorrow, but everyone have a great Saturday!

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Friday, June 14, 2002

Home Again

I'm back, but kind of tired, so I will be putting a post up tomorrow about the lovely spa trip. It was a great trip - both relaxing and productive. What more could you want out of a business meeing?

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Thursday, June 13, 2002

I Feel Good

Christine and I are sitting in the computer room at our new client's resort and we are two happy chicas. She got an excellent stone pedicure and I got a full body massage. For the first time in days I don't hurt anywhere!

The client meeting went really well this afternoon and we are having another one tomorrow morning before we leave. Both us and the clients have come up with some good ideas to make their site more user-friendly and nice and everyone is very excited about the project. I hope everyone had a lovely Thursday!

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Bye Bye, Baby!

Christine should be on her way over, so I am just about out the door. I will be back late Friday night, so every take care and wish me luck in the meetings!

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Thursday Threesome

Time for Deb's Thursday Threesome!

Onesome. Miss Scarlett, what makes your face turn red? Not much really if you mean literally red. I hardly ever blush. Steven, on the other hand, blushes easily and I love to tease him and make him blush.

Twosome. The Library. What books are a must in your opinion for a personal library? Everything by Stephen King for sure. My personal library is huge and would also include things like The Handmaiden's Tale by Margaret Atwood, The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy books by Douglas Adams, The Outlander series by Diana Galbaldon, and tons of horror anthologies.

Threesome. The Lead Pipe. Ever have a plumbing related woe? Tell us all about it. Nope. ~crosses fingers~

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Wednesday, June 12, 2002

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Christine, Krista, and I are off to visit our new clients in Arizona tomorrow. It's been a bit of a week from hell (well, today was at least), so I am looking forward to my massage tomorrow night. I went to the chiropractor again today and he said it's not uncommon to be more sore today after the first alignment. I am feeling much better now and go back next Tuesday so maybe I'll get all of this straightened out (straightened out. Get it?) and start feeling human again. I'm off to shower and pack, so y'all be good while I'm gone!

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Achy

I seem to be more sore today than I was before seeing the chiropractor. As a matter of fact, last night I took a strong pain killer of Steven's so I could quit hurting and try and sleep. Is that normal? I go back to see him in three hours, so I'll be sure to mention it to him.

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It's a Group Thing: Part XV

Since I finally went to go see a chiropractor about the neck and shoulder pain that I keep having, I think it's only fitting that today's "It's a Group Thing" term is:

A Crack of Chiropractors

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Tuesday, June 11, 2002

Crack!

I went to the chiropractor this afternoon and he told me that I'm losing the curve in the middle part of my neck. It's probably why I've been getting headaches and always have pain in the right side of my neck. They put some heat and shocked the muscles and then he did a chiropractic adjustment which consisted of cracking all the bones in my neck and shoulders. Unfortunately he said I'm going to have to start sleeping on my back, so I hope it's something I can get used to. He said he was surprised to see my neck in this condition since I'm only twenty-seven, that it's more common in people in their mid-thirties and forties. He did say, however, that by coming now it should be easy to correct and shouldn't become a permanent condition. I go back tomorrow for another adjustment and he's going to teach me some exercises to help me.

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Yes I Am!

I was walking out to my car today to go to lunch when a guy passed me going the other way. He remarked, "Hot one," (we live in Houston and it's sweltering outside) and I had the urge to go, "Yes. Yes I am," since we all know I am a such a little hottie.

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Scary Dreams

I forgot to post this earlier, but I had nightmares again for the past few days, not an uncommon occurance with me. I woke up crying Sunday but couldn't remember what the dream is about, though I almost always remember them. I had a really scary one this morning and actually woke Steven up since I was trying to scream. In the dream I was laying on the ground and this cougar was standing on top of me walking from one side of my head to the other. The cougar was getting ready to eat my face and I didn't know if I should try and frighten it away by screaming or just be quiet. I guess I finally decided to scream because Steven said I was making strangled sounds and moving my head back and forth. What a way to start a Monday, huh?

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This-or-That Tuesday

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

  • Regular or electric/battery operated toothbrush?
  • Regular.

  • Shower or bath?
  • Shower, though I used to take a long bath every Thursday while Steven was at poker. I would listen to music and read; it was very relaxing. Maybe I should start that back up again. I can't get my hair clean in a bath since it's so long.

  • Automatic dishwasher or hand-wash dishes?
  • Since it's just the two of us and we don't have a lot of dishes, we handwash. I don't think I've ever seen the dishwasher ran in the almost five years I've known Steven.

  • Paying bills: online or write out checks?
  • For the most part, checks. I only pay one credit card online and that's because it's free to do so.

  • Laundromat or your own washer/dryer?
  • We have our own, but don't ask me how to operate it!

  • Electric or gas stove?
  • Electric, but again, don't ask me how to operate it. I have no domestic skills to speak of.

  • Subscribe to magazines/newspapers or buy at newsstand?
  • Subscribe.

  • Alarm clock...music or buzzer?
  • Buzzer, though it's really Steven telling me to get up that makes me wake up.

  • Go grocery shopping yourself, or order stuff to be delivered?
  • I always wanted to get the stuff delivered before Grocery Works went bankrupt, but Steven never liked the idea and since he buys the groceries, it was his call.

  • On workdays...pack a lunch or eat out?
  • Eat out. I never bring a lunch.

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Monday, June 10, 2002

Just Rub Me

Christine and I just made our spa treatment appointments with the very elite resort that we are going to for our business trip. I am getting a full-body deep tissue massage. When I talked to the guy who scheduled my appointment he let me know that only male therapists will be available at the hour I chose. I've had about a dozen massages, but they've all been by females before. Personally, my motto when it comes to massages is this, "Male. Female. Alien. Goat. Whatever. Just rub me."

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Participation Positives

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

  • I have my new shirt on from Victoria's Secret. It's a beautiful pink color and I love it
  • The jeans I bought from Victoria's Secret not only fit, but they look really great on me
  • I bought a nice "business casual" outfit (skirt, top, and shoes) to take on my business trip for under $50
  • I have a chiropracter appointment tomorrow, so maybe my neck and back will feel better
  • Our business trip is to a very elite resort and we get to pick a free spa service
  • The book I'm currently reading, Casual Rex by Eric Garcia, is very funny and I'm loving it completely
  • I worked very hard on that big engineering diagram and completed the front-end. I am proud of the work I did on it.

  • I love and am loved

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Monday Mission 2.23

Here's PromoGuy's Monday Mission 2.23:

1. Do you have a side of the bed on which you prefer to sleep? Do you sleep on that side even when traveling or does it matter?
I tend to sleep on the (if you're laying in the bed) right side of the bed. I like to lay on my right side and I love to be spooned, so I usually sleep on that side even when we travel.

2. What is your favorite "Theme Park?" How come and when was the last time you were there?
I love Six Flags Astroworld and had a season pass all through middle school and high school. The last time I was there was last Halloween. Steven and I went, but he suffers from vertigo, so he only rode a few of the rides with me.

3. What is your most and least favorite thing about staying in hotels?
There are never enough pillows and they're too small.

4. Did you ever take family vacations that required looooooong car rides? Were siblings involved ("Stop touching me! Don't cross this line!)? Were the trips just unbearable or did you make up some "car ride games" to pass the time?
We used to look for Volkswagon bugs, though we never did the slug bug game. There was a giant electronic sign on the way to my grandparents' house, so we would also try and be the first to spot the sign.

5. With all the drilled peep-holes and spy-cams we hear about on the news, have you ever felt self-conscious about taking off your clothes in a hotel bathroom? Has wondering if someone was on the other side of that mirror on the wall above the dresser made you think twice about "gettin' busy?"
No, not really. We only stay in a hotel about once a year (The Bellagio in Vegas) and it's the furthest thing from my mind. Thanks for giving me something to be paranoid about! ;-)

6. Describe the most romantic vacation you have ever taken or if that does not apply ;) (), tell me about the worst vacation you have ever taken.
Probably the first time Steven and I went to Vegas together. I'd never been on a real vacation before, so that made it special. Plus Steven was more romantic and lovey-dovey than he'd ever been (we'd been dating maybe six months or so at the time).

7. (continued) After a full tummy and four days of sleep, I'd say I've never felt better. Since it is nearly noon, how about you come over and we'll hang out on the deck. I have a pool, hot tub and lotsa eats and drink. But feel free to bring whatever else you think we need! How should we spend this fine afternoon at the pool?
Steven needs to make us raspberry piña coladas and we need to bring lots of tunes. How about you bring the mp3 player and I'll bring a couple of thousand mp3s?

BONUS: Have you got it, do you get it, if so, how often?
I've got it, I get it, but never often enough. ;-)

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Sunday, June 9, 2002

Jedi Knight, I Am!

Even though I didn't like the last movie very much, Jedis are still very cool (as long as they aren't whiny like "Annie").




:: how jedi are you? ::

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Happy Bithday, Daddy!

Today's my dad's birthday, and while I'm pretty sure he doesn't read my blog, I wanted to publically wish him a happy birthday anyway! Happy birthday, Daddy! I love you!

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Hassellhoff - The Video!

(I posted this over at PromoGuy's, but I thought I'd post it here too.)

Last week Ernie posted a link to David Hasselhoff's video of Hooked on a Feeling. For your entertainment, I thought I would give a running commentary of the video Mystery Science Theater 3000 style (be sure to watch it so you know what I'm talking about).


Okay, I get that he's dressing up like different cultures, but why does he have a mask on with his Eskimo suit? Is he trying to be Zorro the Eskimo?

Oh, baby! Make some more of the sincere rock star faces!

When he's in his Aussie outfit bouncing around, that feather looks like arrow out of his head. He must be a wild and crazy guy!

What's up with the dogs all over the place? Are they dauchsands? Are they his?

Speaking of weird background things, wtf are those little girls dressed up as angels supposed to add to the video?

Okay, he looks like a tool bouncing up and down.

There's those dogs again.

Wow! He obviously never needs a stuntman since he can do motorcycle tricks!

What the hell kind of mask is that? Is he an owl? That's just creepy!

Okay, earlier in the video he was flapping his "wings" to fly, but now he's flying like Superman (in other words, just sticking his arms straight out).

Sexy Eskimo! Shake those hips, big daddy!

Lucky us! Now that he's in the background and the foreground, we get two Davids for the price of one!

Yummy! Raw fish!


I hope you enjoyed today's Neurotic Fishbowl version of Video MST3K. Keep Circulating The Tapes!

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Sunday Op-Ed

Time for Chris's Sunday Op-Ed!

1. Religion
What is something that I think the world could do without so much of? I think the world would be a lot better place if people focused more on spirituality than on religion and forcing their views on other people.

2. Politics
What is something that I wish I knew more about? I tend to go more with my heart on issues and should pay more attention to who's saying what and what people stand for.

3. Money
What is something that I wish I had more of and have been spending too much of lately? I can't wait until my salary adjustment goes into effect on July 1st and I start making more money!

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Eight From The Eighties

Deb's Eight From The Eighties were posted today, so here's my take on them. :-)

1) Do you be illin'? Not recently, except for a minor cold back in May that nagged me for a week.

2) Who's simply the best? Better than all the rest? Steven. He is wonderful and I am glad every day that we have each other. :-)

3) Do you want to party all the time, party all the time, party all the time? I used to, but come the weekend, I mostly want to sit home, drink raspberry piña coladas, and do nothing.

4) Are you a maniac? About some things, yes.

5) Do you believe in spirits in the material world? I do. I think there is a whole world that exists that we aren't aware of except for certain times.

6) I got my mind set on... my upcoming business trip to a very chic resort and the spa treatments we get!

7) Do you love dirty laundry? The gossipy kind - yes. The literal kind - no way.

8) Say, say, say what you want. My domino luck this weekend sucks! My rating has plummeted.

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Guest Blogging

PromoGuy has gone out of town for four days and is having a series of guest bloggers take over for him, one a day. Today's Sunday and it's my turn to post over at his place. If you get a chance, drop by and say hi.

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A Card A Day...

I forgot to mention it, but Friday when I came home from work I had a card in the mailbox from Jeanna, my best friend, just letting me know that she loves me and not to let things get me down. It was such a surprise and it really made my day. Thanks, Jeanna! I really appreciate it and love you lots. :-)

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Where To Live?

I saw the link for Find Your Spot over at Christine's blog, so I thought I'd see what are the top twenty-four places for me to live. They are:

1. Little Rock, Arkansas (Where America Comes Together)
2. New Orleans, Louisiana (The Crescent City)
3. Oakland, California (East Bay Living)
4. Long Beach, California (LA’s Ocean Playground)
5. Honolulu, Hawaii (America’s Tropical Paradise)
6. Monroe, Louisiana (Twin Cities of the South)
7. San Diego, California (California’s First City)
8. Orange County, California (Live The California Dream)
9. Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana (Cities of Three Flags)
10. Lafayette, Louisiana (The Heart of French Louisiana)
11. Las Vegas, Nevada (Entertainment Capital of the World)
12. Portland, Oregon (City of Roses)
13. Los Angeles, California (The Dream Factory)
14. Sacramento, California (The River City)
15. Alexandria, Louisiana (The Crossroads of Louisiana)
16. Baton Rouge, Louisiana (The Cajun Capital)
17. Fayetteville, Arkansas (Light of the Ozarks)
18. Washington, District of Columbia (The World's Greatest Capital)
19. San Jose, California (The Silicon Capital)
20. Ventura, California (The Buena Coast)
21. Houma, Louisiana (The Heart of Cajun Country)
22. Baltimore, Maryland (The Sparkling Harbor City)
23. Las Cruces, New Mexico (City of the Sun)
24. Albuquerque, New Mexico (The Pulse of New Mexico)

There's a lot of California and Louisiana entries in here, probably because I said that being near a beach is important to me. I really don't think I'd move to any of these places except Honolulu. :-) While Vegas is a great place to visit, I don't think I'd really want to live there.

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Saturday, June 8, 2002

Working Away

I've been working on that huge engineering document today (the one that I've been working on all week), and I finally finished the front-end, except for some sections that I have to talk to Christine about. It is a seventeen page Visio document. The good news: it's almost completely finished. The bad news: I still have to do the massive back-end of the site. Since Christine, Krista (our lead designer), and I are going to Tucson to talk to the client on Thursday, I think I'm just going to get everyone to give feedback and comments on the finished diagram and work on the back-end one when I get back. I can't see anyway to have both finished by Wednesday.

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Saturday Scruples

Time for Phoxxe's Saturday Scruples!

1. While a house guest, you accidentally smash a clay bust of your host. It could have fallen by itself. Do you keep silent? Probably. I would be so embarrassed and feel so bad, I most likely wouldn't tell.

2. Your elderly mother-in-law doesn't like nursing homes but can't live alone. Do you invite her to live with you? Honestly, more than likely not. I would like to, but I think I am too selfish.

3. A 12 year-old girl has cancer. Her father refuses to allow chemotherapy. Instead, he believes in alternative medicine. Should the child be removed from his custody? This is a very good question. I think that it should be consided neglect and the child removed if the chemo has a good chance of saving her life. If the odds aren't very good, then no.

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Urge Senators to Ratify the International Women's Treaty

Next week the UN is holding a hearing on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). If ratified, the treaty will strengthen women's rights in the United States as well as globally. Please take a moment and urge supportive members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to vote for CEDAW's ratification.

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Friday, June 7, 2002

Too Cute

An American Eskimo dog adopted two kittens, even going so far as to produce milk. I just love the picture of the dog and the kitten together. It's too cute.

(Link couresy of kd)

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Losers!

I work for 4 Guys Interactive. We're a kick-ass web development company that does great work and I'm very happy to work there. We have a great website, but there is a problem with having an awesome website - people steal it!

One of our employees was doing a search today for our boss's name and came across a company called Atlantis Designs. The reason our boss's name came up on their website is that they stole our design and even some of our content (that's how Dave's name got pulled up through a search).

Now we've had lots of companies steal our design in the past, but this is the most blatant one we've ever seen. What a bunch of losers. They're a web design company, but they can't even make up their own design for their site.

4 Guys Interactive versus Atlantis Designs

See any similarities?

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I Love You....

Because it's almost the weekend and I'm looking forward to spending time with Steven and I love all of my readers, here's a little something for you to listen to. (Btw, if you watched the episode of The X-Files with Burt Reynolds, this is one of the songs that was played.)

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Thursday, June 6, 2002

Thursday Threesome

Time for Deb's Thursday Threesome!

Onesome. Parsley - does anyone really cook with this stuff?!? what is the weirdest/funniest thing you ever did with the garnish on your plate at a restaurant. I must be really boring, but I can't think of anything weird or funny I've done with the garnishes on my plate. I usually just move them to the side or to a plate somewhere not near mine.

Twosome. Sage - to whom do you turn for advice? This isn't limited to just one person but could be several different people for different situations. Mostly I ask Steven, my mom, Jeanna, and Christine for general advice. For CSS and MT advice, I ask that Scripty Goddess Kristine.

Threesome. Rosemary and Thyme - what does the name "Rosemary" mean to you and to what time frame does the memory belong? My aunt Mickey's real name is Rosemary, so whenever I hear that name I think of her. She lived next door to us since I was five and when I go to my parents' house to play dominoes, she usually comes and plays too.

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Nothing Accomplished....

I feel like I've been running around all day and haven't gotten anything at all accomplished. I think it will be better once I get this bear of an engineering document done, but while it hangs over my head, I feel like I'm drowning.

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The Perfect Girl

This is very much me.



You have high standards for yourself, and try desperately to live up to them. But when you are unable to reach those goals, you fall into a deep depression. People see you as a brilliant person, yet inside, you are full of self-doubt and fear of failure. You need to set more reasonable goals.
Your song is: About to Crash
Which degree of inner turbulence are you?
This quiz was made by Dionae


(Link courtesy of Lisa)

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Wednesday, June 5, 2002

Compatibility

Catherine asked her readers to take a quick test to see how compatible they are with her. I took the test and we are very compatible. Humor me, take the test, and post your results here so we can see how compatible we are. :-)


SimilarMinds.com Compatibility Test

Your match with Catherine
you are 63% similar
you are 74% complementary

How Compatible are You with me?


Update: Steven took the test and we are 74% similar and 87% complementary. Looks like we're a better match, eh, Christine? :-)

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Take Me Out to the Orange Grove

Astros' ballpark to become Minute Maid Park. That's a joke, right? What a stupid sounding name.

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It's a Group Thing: Part XIV

I was reading about Michele's daughter, a percussionist, this morning. I, too, was a percussionist in middle school and in high school, so today's "It's a Group Thing" term is:

A Meter of Percussionists

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I Have (INTJ) Personality, Baby!

I took the BLOGinality test to determine my weblogger personality type that the ever-talented Kristine created and these were the results:

My Bloginality is INTJ!!!

As an INTJ, you are Introverted, iNtuitive, Thinking, Judging. This makes your primary focus on Introverted Thinking with an Extraverted Intution.

This is defined as a NT personality, which is part of Carl Jung's Rational (Knowledge Seeking) type, and more specifically the Mastermind or Scientist.

You aren't as openly affectionate as some of you NT counterparts, and this may cause other bloggers to assume you aren't as friendly. Your ideas and actual applications for these ideas are brilliant, however, and you might be more likely to create something masterful on your journal.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2002

Section 3.1.3.1

OMG. I've been working on an engineering diagram (flowchart of how the site is to be built, basically) for almost two hours and I am only on section 3.1.3.1. How can this be? Argh!

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Blogroll Me!

Just in case you want to add me to your Blogrolling List but don't have that nifty little "BlogrollThis" button set up, you can click the "Blogroll Me!" link in the sidebar or simply click here.

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Topless = Newsworthy?

Jennifer Aniston is suing because a photographer with a telephoto lens scaled a neighbor's wall to take shots of her "reclining topless in her backyard, wearing only her panties."

What kills me is that the defendants argued that the photo was "newsworthy" so they should be allowed to publish it. WTF is wrong with these people? How is her lounging around topless, in her own backyard, newsworthy? I hate the paparazzi and hope she wins big time. I am glad I am not famous.

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Brrrr!

Why, oh why, must it always be freezing at my desk? Brrrrr!

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This-or-That Tuesday

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

  • Laptop or desktop computer?
  • Desktop. I just don't know if I would like a laptop all that much.

  • PC or Mac?
  • PC. I've never even used a Mac.

  • DVD or VHS?
  • Though I have a ton of VHS tapes (mostly at my parents' house), all I buy or rent now is DVD.

  • Cell phone or regular phone?
  • Both, though I'm more likely to e-mail you than call you. I do notice that I spend most of my talk time on the cell.

  • Satellite or cable TV?
  • Cable.

  • X-Box or PlayStation?
  • Playstation. If the Playstation II drops $50 more, I may buy one.

  • Netflix or video store?
  • Since we rarely rent movies anymore, we use the video store. If we rented more, I would do Netflix.

  • Wide-screen or regular TV?
  • Regular, but I wish I had a wide-screen!

  • Film or digital camera?
  • Digital, but I think I'll always have both.

  • Dial-up or high-speed internet connection?
  • High-speed. I could never go back to a dial-up.

.: 169 words at 10:13 AM in This-or-That Tuesday :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (3) :.

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Rollin', Rollin', Rollin'. Keep Them Blogs Rollin'.

Since everyone seems to love Blogrolling, I thought I'd try it out and see if I like it. It's only implemented currently in my redcap skin, but you may see it in the others soon. I must say the drag and drop a link into your list is a handy feature!

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Six Feet Under

Steven and I watched the season finale tonight of Six Feet Under and all I can say is that show is absolutely incredible. I don't want to give anything away for those who haven't seen it yet, so only read the rest of the post if you don't mind spoilers.

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Monday, June 3, 2002

Mormon Joke

Jeanna told me a great Mormon joke yesterday that she'd heard from her sister who lives in Utah (if you're Mormon, don't read it and you won't be offended).

Q: How do you know you're at a Mormon wedding?

A: The bride's not pregnant, but her mother is!

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Thinking Of You....

Catherine, just wanted you to know I am thinking about you right now and sending you lots of fishy love!

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She's a (Blog)Whore!

Since it seems like all I've done today is talk about Christine, I thought I'd mention that she is a BlogWhore. Go check her out and be sure to link to http://www.bobupndown.com/more/blogwhore in your own blog and mention her and her alone!

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Participation Positives

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

  • I finished a new skin for my site. Like I really need nine skins, but I have fun making them and that's the important thing.
  • I saw Jeanna yesterday, whom I hadn't seen since my birthday, and we had a fun day
  • I got some good books at the half-price bookstore yesterday
  • Jeanna and I got excellent seats to DCI's (Drum Corp International) The exSIGHTment of Sound
  • By changing up a span tag in my index template, I was finally able to get the title and date to display the way I want in my Goldfish Crackers from Pepperidge Farm skin
  • A co-worker's step-dad is probably going to buy my old computer for $400
  • One of Steven's friends is interested in me doing a small, brochure-type website for him which would mean extra cash
  • I have definitely seen an improvement in my weight since I started drinking water every day
  • Since I made up my mind to drink eight glasses of water at work I haven't missed a single day. (Well, except when we ran out of water!)
  • I love and am loved

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The Door To The Neurotic Fishbowl That Is My Life

I made a skin a while back for Christine that features a door surrounded by flowers since she just loves images of doors. I took a little time this weekend and changed it up to fit The Neurotic Fishbowl since our blogs follow the same basic set-up. If you like, visit the door to the neurotic fishbowl that is my life.

.: 62 words at 11:37 AM in Skinning the Fish :: Link :: :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

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Monday Mission 2.22

Here's PromoGuy's Monday Mission 2.22:

1. Who or where do you go to when you need help for web-related problems?
Christine if it's a MT question and Kristine if it's a CSS question.

2. There is a big mess of gossip going on in the blogging community due to revelations about a very popular Blogger. I got very caught up in reading all the links to links about it until I stopped myself realizing it was none of my buisiness. Do you ever get caught up in gossip, either speading it or listening to it? How does it make you feel? Or have you ever been the subject of gossip?
I am a bit gossipy, but I don't think any more than the average person. I did have something where people started spreading stuff about me on an online message board maybe four years ago and let me tell you, that was no fun.

3. In a relationship, when your other takes a dig at you (read: a fight), do you go for the jugular and get "in their face" or try to peacefully smooth things out and have a calm discussion?
Steven and I don't really do this. Our "fights" are usually pretty mild. I try not to say anything in his face because it's just not nice or good for the relationship.

4. A friend once told me "You can tell when someone is bored with what you are saying to them when they reply with 'That's interesting.'" And I have found this to be pretty dang true. How do you know when someone has lost interest in what you are saying?
They tend to get a glassy look in there eyes and not meet your own.

5. Ever get jealous of the popularity other Blogs?
Yes. I am always jealous of how many hits (and comments) Christine gets.

6. What is your favorite dirty word? (those who don't curse can pick your favorite happy word)
This one's easy. Fuck is, hands-down, my favorite dirty word.

7. (the continuing story...) OK, we are definitely doing that again. But seeing as it is nearly 6am now, how about breakfast? Anywhere you'd like to go or should we fix our own? What do you like? Or is there something else we need to do first?
I am a sucker for hotcakes and sausage from McDonald's. I say let's pick some up and go home to eat.

BONUS: What have I done to deserve this?
Since you went away I've been hanging around
I've been wondering why I'm feeling down
You went away, it should make me feel better
But I don't know, how

How I'm gonna get through
(What have I, what have I, what have I done to deserve this)
How I'm gonna get through
(What have I, what have I, what have I done to deserve this)

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Sunday, June 2, 2002

Sunday Fun Day

My best friend Jeanna came over today and we spent the afternoon shopping at Half-Price books (evil store; don't even ask me how much I spent there!), going to the movies where we saw Insomnia (good movie, but very dark. Robin Williams was excellent as the bad guy.), and just generally caught up. We hadn't seen each other since my birthday, so it was nice to go out again. It's a shame the weekend had to end, but at least it ended with a fun day!

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Geek Decisions

Work on a new skin for The Neurotic Fishbowl or play Civization: Call To Power? What to do? What to do?

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Sunday Op-Ed

Time for Chris's Sunday Op-Ed!

1. Muppets
What is something that I used to watch all the time as a kid but never watch now? I even used to watch The Muppet Babies cartoon.

2. Pajamas
What is something that I don't sleep in? ;-) I have, however, bought a cute boxer set from Victoria's Secret. (It's the blue and red one.)

3. Science Fiction
What is something that I love to read, but don't read as much of as I used to?

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Eight From The Eighties

It's late, but here's Deb's Eight From The Eighties!

1) As I look back upon my life, it's always with a sense of... pride. I was in a bad relationship, deep in debt, overweight, and unhappy. I am now in good shape, am in a great relationship, am good with money (though not that good lately!), and very happy.

2) What are you no-no-notorious for? Sadly, I would say cussing. A lot.

3) Have you found what you're looking for? For the most part. I still want a house and a lot of travel time, though!

4) Who can that be knocking at your door? Today it was Jeanna. We went to the movies and the half-price book store. It was a fun day!

5) Are you a family wo/man? Nope. I got my man. :-)

6) Girls just want to have... a happy life. I do anyway.

7) Some guys have all the... things their heart's desire. Others aren't so lucky.

8) I'm once, twice, three times a... neurotic fish girl.

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Vrrrooom!

I was I had one of these as opposed to being one of these!


Which car are you?

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Saturday, June 1, 2002

Saturday Scruples

Time for Phoxxe's Saturday Scruples!

1. You want to quit a job without notice but you need a good reference from your employer. Do you invent a family health emergency? Honestly, I can never see myself doing this. I would just put in notice and tough out the two weeks.

2. In a parking lot, you accidentally dent someone's car door, do you leave a note taking responsibility? When I was sixteen I did this once and left. I guess it depends on how big the dent is. If you can't even see it, probably not. If it's a little more major, probably, but who can say for sure.

3. You're a homeowner. A group home for mentally challenged adults is planned for next door. Do you sign a petition to stop it? No. I don't think there's any need to stop something like that.

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I Forgot To Mention....

I forgot to mention, but with a handy tip from Lynda, my "Subscribe to Comments" script is working perfectly. You're now able to subscribe to comments either when you post or without posting, you can unsusbscribe from the comments e-mail you receive, and there is a subscription manager so you can manage all the posts your subscribed to. It's a cool thing from Scripty Goddess. Check them out some time.

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