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Thursday, October 31, 2002

An Update in Picture Fish (Finally)

I haven't been taking photos very much since I returned back from Galveston (maybe taking 120 shots in less than two days burned me out), but I am resolving to put one picture a day into Picture Fish, like I did for so many months. There are a few new photos in there now, including my submission for this week's Theme Thursday.

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Warm and Fuzzy Feeling

Thanks to Stacy, I now feel all warm and fuzzy after reading this story.

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Rabbit Rabbit!

Don't forget that tonight is the start of the new month so be sure to say "Rabbit rabbit!" at midnight so you'll have lots of good luck (double good luck if it's your birth month too!).

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Happy Halloween!

To all my friends and fellow bloggers out in blogland, have yourself a very happy Halloween (just make sure it's not a Jack Chick one)!

(Link swiped from Michele)

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Last Day for Ornament Exchange

Today is the last day to sign up for Blog Ornament Exchange 2002. Hurry on over there and register if you haven't done so already.

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Tiny Gold Box

For some reason, my Amazon.com Gold Box Offers stopped working, so today's list is a short one.

.: SONICblue Rio 600 64 MB Digital Audio Player (MP3/WMA): I've been thinking that the mp3 player I won online (the RCA RD1000 Kazoo Digital Audio Player) isn't really going to work for what I need, so I'm half toying with the idea of buying one. This one looks nice, but the reviews were mixed.

.: Le Creuset 2-5/8-Quart Soup Pot, Blue: I don't think Steven really needs a soup pot, but the color on this was really beautiful.

.: Tanita 2201 Super Ultimate Body Fat Monitor and Scale: I've been thinking, since I've wanted to be more serious about losing some weight, that I should get a scale. I've always been kind of sceptical about how accurate a body fat reading on one of these is. It also stores personal data for two users and that is a great feature.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2002

A New Look for Scripty Goddess

Scripty Goddess received an all-new look totally done in CSS by Jenn and it looks awesome! She implemented all kinds of little toys in it (including the incredible hotlist feature that allows you to bookmark entries into your sidebar). Go visit and tell Jenn what a great job she did!

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It's a Group Thing XXXV

Since I've been playing a ton of virtual pool over at Pogo, I found today's "It's a Group Thing" term particulary relative. Today's term is:

A Masse of Pool Players

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Book Reviews

If you've ever read to the bottom of my sidebar, you know I have a list of all the books that I've read since I started my blog along with a mini-review when you hover over the tile and the books I'm currently reading. Hovering over the title for a review is kind of a pain, so I took a few minutes and created a book reviews page where you can read them much easier. Since I've already read almost fifty books this year alone, I may start showing only the last twenty or so down in the sidebar. Either way, enjoy the reviews and pick yourself up a good book!

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The Return of The Gold Box

I haven't done one of these for a while, so I thought I'd post my Amazon.com Gold Box Offers for today.

.: NEC-Mitsubishi MultiSync LCD1550V-BK 15" LCD Monitor (Black): nice monitor, but I already have a nineteen inch, so not interested.

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Fact of the Day

File this under "You learn something every day:"

The phobia for the fear of long words is called hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia.

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Photoblog Listings

If you're a regular vistor to the site, you've probably been by my photoblog, Picture Fish, at least once. If you have a photolog too, go visit Photoblogs.org which lists tons of photlogs and lets you vote for them. Go list yours and give Picture Fish a positive vote while you're at it. :-)

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Tuesday, October 29, 2002

Happy Birthday, Jeanna!

Today is my best friend Jeanna's birthday. She doesn't have a blog, so you can't go visit her, but feel free to leave her a note in the comments and I'll pass it along. Happy birthday, Jeanna! I love you!

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Send Your Name to Mars

My mother sent me a link today to send your name to Mars (she had already signed up me, my dad, herself, my brother, my brother's girlfriend, and Steven; she's so sweet). When the Mars Rovers go up, they will contain DVD discs with all of the names collected. So far 2,999,665 names have been collected. You have until November 15th to add your name, so go sign up!

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Skintastic

Amancay set up skins on her site, so I monkeyed around with some images and made her a skin for her site. Go visit her and say hi when you get a chance. :-)

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This-or-That Tuesday

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

  • Apples or pears?
  • Apples. I don't like pears.
  • Oranges or grapefruit?
  • Oranges, but grapefruits are good too, especially when the fruit and juices are mixed with Grand Marnier to make a yummy soup-like concotion.
  • Broccoli or cauliflower?
  • Blech. Neither.
  • Green beans or lima beans?
  • Again blech on both of these.
  • Winter or summer squash?
  • I don't like any kind of squash. Ick.
  • Blueberries or strawberries?
  • Strawberries. The only blueberries I like are Blueberry Pop-Tarts.
  • Tomatoes or potatoes?
  • Potatoes, especially french fried or baked.
  • Peaches or plums?
  • Neither.
  • Peas or carrots?
  • Carrots, but only raw.
  • Asparagus or corn?
  • Corn, especially on the cob with butter.

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Monday, October 28, 2002

Participation Positives

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

  • Jeanna and I had an excellent time hanging out together and she loved her birthday presents
  • I got some extremely cool make-up from Sephora
  • Rannie choose me as one of the people in his next 300 Exposures in 30 Days project
  • Even though I wasted several hours getting no experience, I had a kick ass time playing EverQuest this weekend and I can't wait to duo up with Brian
  • Christine bought me a yummy lunch today at The Black-Eyed Pea just because
  • I had a wonderful lunch with my parents on Saturday
  • Steven bought me a Longhorns shirt when he was at the game Saturday because he knew I wanted one
  • The book that I ordered from Amazon six weeks ago is shipping tonight (thank god for customer service people who finally get it right)
  • I love and am loved

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Sephora - A Religious Experience

My friend Jeanna actually did end up coming over Saturday afternoon. I had given her a gift certificate to Sephora as one of her presents, so we set out to the mall and the new store that opened there a few months ago. I'd been in once before during the week they opened, but with Jeanna and I there together, it was like a religious experience. We both bought way too much make-up, but had such a good time. To day, my purchases are in the $125 range and this is everything I've gotten:

.: Cargo eyeshadow in Nepal
.: Urban Decay eyeshadow in Lounge and Gash
.: Urban Decay nail polish in Big Bang, Cult, and Strip
.: Urban Decay Duo Color Lipstick in Manic/Depressive
.: Sephora Collection Glitter All Over Color in Violet
.: Sephora Collection eyeshadow in two shades of blue (can't remember which ones, but they are so pretty)

I have also fallen in love with Stila's Creme Bouquet Eau de Parfum Spray. It is the most heavenly scent every created! It smells like cookies. Yummy! I have a friend who had perfume created especially for her by a perfume maker in New Orleans and it smells almost exactly like this. I am so going to have to get some.

While I am having so much fun shopping in such a girly store (I hardly ever by clothes or make-up; I'm not a girly girl usually), I am going to have to be very careful or I am going to spend all my money there. I just love all the pretty colors!

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And So the Addiction Begins...

As Matt pointed out, yesterday was probably the longest time I've gone in between posts and it was all the fault of EverQuest. I played for about ten hours yesterday, but the sad thing is that for about four of those hours I had grouped with people that were significantly higher in levels than me so I received no experience for all of the fights I did at that time. I did, however, loot a lots of corpses and get a lot of money, plus I got more familiar with the game, so it wasn't a total waste, I guess. I am now a level nine paladin and I should be able to start casting spells.

I have often lamented over the past several years that I was no longer a gamer chick. I guess I am back to gaming with far more of my time than I should!

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Saturday, October 26, 2002

Ibocea the Paladin

So, remember me mentioning that I had finally decided to play EverQuest? I was going to be a human monk, but after talking to Brian (my manager; we're going to be duoing together in the game), we have revised our initial strategy of my being the ass-beating, fists of fury monk and he being the healer shaman. We are now going to be a paladin (human knight, basically, aligned with good) and he's going to be a shadow knight. It's almost like we're going to be the different halves of the same coin. Last night one of the programmers in our office gave us amazing, very rare, weapons and armor, so I'm ready to start powering up and catch up with Brian, who's already level 23. My name in the game is Ibocea and I'm right outside of West Freeport, so if you play, stop by and say hi.

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Lunch With My Parents

I was supposed to meet a friend today, but the weather on her side of town is so bad that we decided to try and meet tomorrow instead. So, I called my mom, and I'm meeting her and Dad for lunch. :-) I haven't seen them in a while (despite the fact that I talk to my mom on the phone every day and only live about twenty minutes away; I am such a bad daughter!), so it will be nice to see them.

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Friday, October 25, 2002

Happy Birthday, Pablo Picasso!

Thanks to Google, I know that today is Pablo Picasso's birthday. Go check out their logo.

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Formatting in Comments

Thanks to the amazing Robyn, there are now nifty little buttons in the comments template so that you can bold, italicize, underline, and turn URLs into links to your little heart's content. Enjoy!

Update: download the instructions as a text file

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Comment Hack for MT

I don't know how I missed it before, but Kristine posted a quick little MT hack awhile back that makes it so when you post a comment on your site (as I frequently do), you don't get the e-mail notification. Get the quick and easy directions here.

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Discovery Friday 102402

It's Friday, so that means time for another edition of Discovery Friday!

.: Book of Days - Kristine alerted me to this new site. It is simply gorgeous (take a look at her Exposures section; I love the image of the beaded curtain) and I look forward to reading her site.

.: Dandelion Wine - I love the domain name of this site and the new Halloween skin is beautiful. Really makes me wish I would have thought about doing one for the holiday. Maybe next year.

.: Gratuitous Sax and Senseless Violins - a sharp wit, sexy pin-up girls, and an invitive blog title are only a few of the reasons to visit. She also runs Skittish Sims where you can see tons of bloggers turned into Sims characters. Very cool.

.: Joy Unspeakable - I decided to visit this blog after seeing its name pop up time and time again in Name That Blog and I'm very glad I did. Cheryl is a very sweet person and I wanted to let her know, that even though I haven't left many comments, my thoughts have been with her.

.: Miz Jeanna - not only does she have a new lovely, simple design up to complement her wonderful blogging, she also runs the Blog Ornament Exchange 2002, which you can sign up for until October 31st. There are already ninety-three participants, so go sign up so we can make it to 100 participants.

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Thursday, October 24, 2002

Happy Anniversary, Elaine and Kenny!

Today is Kenny and Elaine's fourth anniversary. I want to wish you two a very, very happy anniversary. :-)

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Rest In Peace, Arnold

I came home from work tonight and, despite Steven's best efforts, Arnold was dead. We figured he wasn't going to make it since he wouldn't eat, even though he actually looked better. I wanted to thank everyone that sent me an e-mail or left a comment. I know Steven is going to take this pretty hard and I really appreciate all of your support. I know he was just a fish, but we've had him almost as long as we've been together.

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EverQuest Naming

So, after trying to not be sucked into the vortex known as EverQuest, I gave in and bought the Trilogy software, The Shadows of Luclin, and a 90 day pre-paid card. My manager and I are going to be playing as a team and it looks like I'm going to be a female human monk and he's going to be a male wood elf shaman since it's a good duo. I've been trying to come up with a name tonight so I can start playing tomorrow. I visited one of those fantasy name generators (so I'm not all that creative some times; sue me) and came up with a list of about twenty that I liked. I thought I'd ask you which ones you like or dislike. Feel free to mix and match names and come up with new ones.

  • Nydaethien
  • Ereveth
  • Iboeclya
  • Ocalinna
  • Choressa
  • Dwalesien
  • Kaeadith
  • Adirathiel
  • Larilacien
  • Arilanna
  • Felidien
  • Saewen
  • Drelisien
  • Adraywen
  • Qoithien
  • Alilindra
  • Ciremeth
  • Kedeania
  • Kaearia
  • Jerycien

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Litterbox Problems? Here's Some Solutions.

The other night Steven gave me an ultimatum regarding Bella - she had until the end of November to become litterbox trained or she was going to have to find a new home. We've had her now for over two and a half months and she's peed in a few places dozens of times.

Since I love my kittles and don't want to get rid of her, I did some scouring around the Net and found some excellent resources. Based on articles that I read, we put a second litterbox upstairs and used citrus smelling carpet deodorizer on places we didn't want her to pee.

As soon as Steven set the second litterbox up and moved it upstairs near my side of the my bed (a place she's particularly fond of peeing on), we took her upstairs. We placed her in the box, praised her, petted on her, and made a fuss about her, giving her a kitty treat to eat. We backed off and Steven went downstairs. I moved to the end of the bed and watched, with amazement, as she climbed back in the box and peed! I called for Steven and we fussed over her and gave her two more little treats to eat.

Later on, Steven went to the bathroom where we keep her during the day to play with her. The articles said to play with her and pet her in there so she doesn't feel like it's a punishment to be put in there. He looked over, and lo and behold!, she'd actually already pooped in the box down here!

Tonight she went upstairs and I waited a little bit and followed her up there to see what she was doing. She was in the box, but me showing up with cat treats was enough to distract her from doing her business. I told her she was a good girl for getting in her box and gave her a treat anyway so that she'll associate getting in the box with positive reinforcement. I went upstairs later and she'd gotten back in and done her business.

Last night and tonight she actually seemed to be happier too, though that might sound funny. She was a lot less skittish than she'd been the past few weeks and wanted to be played with and cuddled with a lot more. All the articles said that the was probably stressed over the fact that she felt like she had to use the floor to pee, so not only are we going to be happier now that she's using the box, she is too. I hate to say after only a few days that we've solved the litterbox problem, but she's three for three on using the box. Steven and I are both crossing our fingers that now she'll continue to use her box.

If you're having the same problem we were, here's some of the links that I found particularly helpful. Also, Cats International welcomes both mail and phone calls to help you with your feline problems, free of charge. They had a wonderful mission statement and I will probably make them one of the charities that I donate to.

.: It's a Cat's World - Litterbox Training
.: Cats International - Prevention of Litterbox Problems
.: Cats International - Litterbox Problem Solutions
.: Perfect Paws - Litter Box Training Your Cat
.: Perfect Paws - Basic Cat Training or How Cats Learn
.: King County Animal Services - Adult Cat and the Litterbox

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Wednesday, October 23, 2002

It's a Group Thing XXXIV

I love alliteration, so I was delighted to find today's "It's a Group Thing" term. Today's term is:

A Zeal of Zebras

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Does Anyone Know...

Does anyone know why my list items both unordered and numbered don't show up in my individual archives? If you were to actually read this post or this post you'll see what I'm talking about. Is it a CSS issue? That's my guess.

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MT hacks: Individual Entry and Trackback

After much mucking about, my individual archives now reflect trackbacks both sent and received like Kristine and Robyn's sites do. I still have a bit of tweaking to do on the main template so everything links to the right place, but it the code should be in place now. If you want to be like me (and who doesn't?) go get the directions from Scripty Goddess.

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Textism's Referral Script

Robyn found the coolest referral script yesterday and I finally had a chance to install it to my blog today and I love it. It records where people came from and where they went when they left you. I messed around with it a bit and added a date stamp and I might make it skinnable later (it does work with skins, but I have to go through and mess with the CSS to make it look right). You can learn how to install the script here. Props to my homie on the east coast for finding such a cool little script!

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Tuesday, October 22, 2002

Arnold...

Our fish Arnold, that we've had for at least three years who got the name Arnold because he is indestructible like the Terminator, is really sick. He was fine this morning and when I came home tonight he was at the top of the tank, belly side up, with a lot of red coloring to his face and fins and a red spot on his stomach. It looks like a bacterial infection, and I am praying that we caught it early enough to treat. Steven just loves him and I know he's really upset. If it's not asking too much, can you send some good thoughts my fishy's way? I know most people don't think of fish as real pets, but this guy means a lot to us.

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Happy Birthday, Lee!

Yesterday was Lee's birthday. Not only did she miss her party, but her little boy broke his wrist. Go and give her some loving, will you?

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This-or-That Tuesday

Christine's out of town this week, so Amancay is doing this week's This-or-That.

  • The Cosby Show or A Different World?
  • The Cosby Show was way better though I did watch A Different World for a while.

  • Happy Days or Joanie Loves Chachi?
  • I really liked Happy Days and I never saw an episode of Joanie Loves Chachi, so Happy Days.

  • Cheers or Frasier?
  • Cheers was a great show, but I just adore Frasier. The whole cast is just so funny, especially Frasier and Niles.

  • Beverly Hills, 90210 or Melrose Place?
  • I never watched Melrose Place and I used to love 90210, so 90210 it is.

  • Real World or Road Rules?
  • I've only seen a few of the Real Worlds, but I used to get sucked into one of the marathons if I happened to pass by it. Never saw a Road Rules.

  • Law & Order: SVU or CI?
  • Haven't seen either of them.

  • The Osbournes or The Anna Nicole Show?
  • Haven't seen either of these.

  • Diff'rent Strokes or The Facts of Life?
  • I used to watch both of them, but I liked The Facts of Life better.

  • VeggieTales or 321 Penguins!?
  • Haven't seen either of these two.

  • Degrassi or Degrassi: the Next Generation?
  • Man! Fourth question where I hadn't seen either show!

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Participation Positives

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

  • Steven and I had a nice date Saturday night
  • I got a lot of things done on my To Do List
  • My foot is a million times better and is actually almost back to new
  • I started enjoying Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom a lot more and don't feel quite so disappointed in it
  • I ordered some cool stuff online for myself
  • I've been drinking all my water and can notice a difference in how I look and feel
  • I feel very encouraged that I will be able to hit my weight-loss goal. It doesn't seem so impossible anymore
  • I love and am loved

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Monday, October 21, 2002

Kabana Jewelry

I've been thinking about what I want from Steven this year for Christmas and it occured to me that besides my class ring, I don't have a single piece of jewelry that's not costume. I was reading blogs and someone had a link to Kabana Jewelry. I requested a catalog, but neither it nor the website actually have prices. I assume that since prices aren't displayed and they use expensive stones like tanzanite, that's it's probably pretty pricey. They don't have a location here in Houston, but I was wondering if anyone has seen there stuff in real life and have an idea of their cost.

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To Do List 102102

It's been like a month since I've done a To Do List, but I did manage to eliminate a few big things from the last one that I had really wanted to do. Since I work best with lists, here's the newest batch of things I need to take care of.

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Sunday, October 20, 2002

I Am Fire

I liked this one.


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Amy Sedaris

I was watching a Tivod episode of Monk last night with Steven when I saw the name Amy Sedaris come across the credits. I wondered if she was related to David Sedaris and, sure enough, she's the sister Amy that gets mentioned in most of his stuff. If you've never read anything by him I highly recommend his essays and short stories, especially Holidays on Ice. The first story, about a man working in a Macy's as an elf at Christmas time is one of the funniest things I've ever read, especially if you ever worked in retail.

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Saturday, October 19, 2002

Weclome Back, Nicole!

Thanks to Christine, I found out that Nichole has come back to the blogging world. Welcome back, Nicole! I missed you.

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Full of Grace, My Ass

You've probably heard that nursery rhyme poem, the one that goes, "Monday's child is fair of face. Tuesday's child is full of grace...." As you can guess, I was born on a Tuesday and it's an endless source of amusement to anyone who knows me because I am so not full of grace. I am always running into things and knocking stuff over.

Last night, we went over to a friend's house for dinner. Their next door neighbors are also friends of ours and since they just got a new pool installed (which was just gorgeous), we all went next door to see it. I was a little drunk and also carrying a two-year-old little girl who wanted to go see the swing on the other side of the pool. To get to the swing you have to walk this narrow ledge in front of the pool that is landscaped really nice, but it's done with rocks and grass, so not exactly the best surface to be walking on when you're drunk, holding a small child, and it's dark. After swinging a while, she wanted to go to the other side, so I pick her up and start back. While crossing the perilous walkway, I stumble and hurt my ankle.

It wasn't until we got home and I showed Steven that it became apparent that I sprained the hell out of it. It was all swollen and bruised and really began to hurt since my buzz was wearing off. Steven helped me up stairs, used a bandage to wrap some ice on my ankle, and gave me some ibuprofen and a pain pill.

When I woke up this morning it was still swollen, but not as bad. The ice pack is back on and I've taken some anti-inflammatory medicine. It kind of hurts, but nothing too bad. If it's still really swollen on Monday, I think I will be paying a visit to my doctor. Full of grace, my ass.

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Happy Anniversary, Michele!

Speaking of anniversaries, this weekend marks Michele's one year anniversary at ASmallVictory.net. Congrats, girl! I love the blog and you're one of the sites I have to read every day, no matter what.

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Happy Anniversary, You Two!

Happy anniversary to Robyn and Todd! You two crazy kids enjoy yourself and don't do anything I wouldn't do! ;-)

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Friday, October 18, 2002

Seven Sites

Wow! Ki(y)mberly(ie)s: The Webring has only been in operation since Wednesday and, including this site and Picture Fish, we already have seven sites in the list. Yeah! If you happen to be or to know any Ki(y)mberly(ie)s that aren't on the list, please let them know about us.

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The Human Race

Hanna is walking next week in the the Holocaust Museum Houston's The Human Race. The goals of this walk are quite wonderful. They are:

  • Celebrate the diversity of Houston
  • Promote the concept of mutual respect and dignity for all people
  • Create goodwill and build bridges among Houston's ethnic, religious and cultural community groups
  • Inspire people to stand up for each other and stand up for what's right
  • Educate participants and the community about different cultures
  • Raise funds for Holocaust Museum Houston's education outreach programs and for eight other Houston non-profit organizations

If you have a few bucks to spare, could you go make a donation? She's a little over 50% there, but just a few people donating could help her make her goal.

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Discovery Friday 101802

It's Friday, so that means time for another edition of Discovery Friday!

.: Bottled Voices - I love the simplicity of this site. The colors are minimilistic, but it's so effective. Plus, the writing is great.

.: My So Called Life - how could you not like a blog written by someone who calls herself GeekGrrl? She has a great blog, and not only that, just had a birthday and got engaged, so go send her some congratulations and belated birthday wishes.

.: Pizza Dreaming - I found Statia's site through Robyn's and I've read her for a while, so I guess it's time to finally link her. :-)

.: Wanderlost - I found Ste's site though Christine's comments. I loved the domain, so went and visited. Great writing and wonderful pictures in his galleries definitely make this site worth a visit.

.: Zuly's Zu - I just recently stumbled upon this site and I like what I've seen so far. She seems like such a sweet person and she's got a great Halloween design up.

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Friday Five! Redux

I never got around to doing last week's Friday Five, even though the questions were really great. I figured what the hell, so I'm doing them now.

1. If you could only choose 1 cd to ever listen to again, what would it be? If we can say "Mix Tape," I choose that. :-) Otherwise, it's either going to be "Field of Gold," which is basically Sting's greatest hits, or "Little Earthquakes" by Tori Amos.

2. If you could only choose 2 movies to watch ever again, what would they be? "Singin' in the Rain" and "Monty Phython and the Quest for the Holy Grail."

3. If you could only choose 3 books to read ever again, what would they be? It by Stephen King, Douglas Adams's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and all of King's The Dark Towers in one big book. :-)

4. If you could only choose 4 things to eat or drink ever again, what would they be? Cherry Coke, Lupe Tortilla's fajitas, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, and baked potato with cheese, butter, and bacon bits.

5. If you could only choose 5 people to ever be/talk/associate/whatever with ever again, who would they be? Steven, Jeanna, my mother, Christine, and Trish.

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Friday Five!

And now, time for today’s Friday Five!

1. How many TVs do you have in your home? We have two - one in the living room and one back here in the computer room.

2. On average, how much TV do you watch in a week? Before the Tivo, it was hardly any. Now, with a hacked Tivo that can hold 100 hours of shows, it's a lot. At least three hours at night.

3. Do you feel that television is bad for young children? I think it depends on the shows. For the most part, though, to have a kid watch tv all the time and not go outside and get some exercise, definitely.

4. What TV shows do you absolutely HAVE to watch, and if you miss them, you're heartbroken? It used to be The X-Files and Once and Again, but now with both of those cancelled, I guess I would say ER and 24, but I don't love any shows like I loved those.

5. If you had the power to create your own television network, what would your line-up look like? It would have new seasons of The X-Files and Once and Again.

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Thursday, October 17, 2002

Relax

I left work and came home and took a nice relaxing bubble bath since I've been feeling like shit all day long. I was so relaxing, in fact, that I feel asleep and only woke up because Steven came home to drop some stuff off before he went to poker. I'm now off to curl up on the couch with a bunch of Tivod programs and some Fruity Pebbles.

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50 Questions : Business Cards

I love things like this, so when I saw Christine and Kristine had found a new meme, I had to add my two cents in.

  1. Your name spelled backwards: Eilrebmyk
  2. Where were your parents born? My dad was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and my mom was born in Giddings, Texas.
  3. What is the last thing you downloaded onto your computer? Some campaigns for Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom.
  4. What's your favorite restaurant? Currently, Lupe Tortilla's. Their fajitas are so good!
  5. Last time you swam in a pool? I can't remember. It's been at least two or three years.
  6. Have you ever been in a school play? In middle school I played a ballerina dancer in The Wizard of Oz.
  7. How many kids do you want? None.
  8. Type of music you dislike most? Probably really hard core rap.
  9. Are you registered to vote? Yes.
  10. Do you have cable? Yes.
  11. Have you ever ridden on a moped? Nope.
  12. Ever prank call anybody? When I was in middle school.
  13. Ever get a parking ticket? No, unless you count stupid tickets from the campus police in college.
  14. Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving? I would sky dive.
  15. Furthest place you ever traveled? Inverness, Scotland.
  16. Do you have a garden? No, but Steven does grow basil in a windowbox in the computer room.
  17. What's your favorite comic strip? Dilbert, of course.
  18. Do you really know all the words to your national anthem? Yes.
  19. Bath or Shower, morning or night? I take showers at night.
  20. Best movie you've seen in the past month? My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
  21. Favorite pizza topping? Pepperoni.
  22. Chips or popcorn? Chips. I only like popcorn occasionally and in small amounts.
  23. What color lipstick do you usually wear? I used to wear Lancome's Rouge Ombre, but they discontinued it. I just bought Urban Decay's Manic/Depressive and Lancome's Jezabel.
  24. Have you ever smoked peanut shells? No. Why would you?
  25. Have you ever been in a beauty pageant? Nope.
  26. Orange Juice or apple? Orange, definitely.
  27. Who was the last person you went out to dinner with and where did you dine?Steven and I went to dinner at Carrabba's on Saturday.
  28. Favorite type chocolate bar? Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, lightly chilled, but I also love 3 Muskateer bars.
  29. When was the last time you voted at the polls? In the last presidential election.
  30. Last time you ate a homegrown tomato? Probably never.
  31. Have you ever won a trophy? Yes, when I was in a bowling league.
  32. Are you a good cook? Unless you like cereal and pop-tarts, no.
  33. Do you know how to pump your own gas? Yes.
  34. Ever order an article from an infomercial? Yes.
  35. Sprite or 7-up? Sprite.
  36. Have you ever had to wear a uniform to work? Yes, when I worked at a video store and a grocery store while in high school.
  37. Last thing you bought at a pharmacy? Probably birth control pills.
  38. Ever throw up in public? Not that I can remember.
  39. Would you prefer being a millionaire or find true love? Find true love.
  40. Do you believe in love at first sight? Lust at first sight, yes. Love, no.
  41. Ever call a 1-900 number? No.
  42. Can exs be friends? Some can, but it most probably can't.
  43. Who was the last person you visited in a hospital? I honestly can't remember.
  44. Did you have a lot of hair when you were a baby? I think so.
  45. What message is on your answering machine? Steven saying, "Hi, you've reached Steve and Kymberlie. We're not in right now, but if you leave your name and number and we'll, call you back."
  46. What's your all time favorite Saturday Night Live Character? Off the top of my head, probably Mr. Subliminal.
  47. What was the name of your first pet? Enyoe. She was a red doberman.
  48. What is in your purse? The book I'm currently reading (American Gods by Neil Gaiman), my wallet, my camera, some nail polishes, assorted pens, my Palm Pilot, my business card holder full of business cards, and some junk.
  49. Favorite thing to do before bedtime? Read.
  50. What is one thing you are grateful for today? That I have Steven in my life.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2002

Reasons For Love #4

It's Wednesday, so it's time for Bea's Reasons For Love!

I love Steven because...

  • He knew I was going to be craving sweets this week (Hi, Aunt Flo, you evil bitch), so he bought me fruit juice popsicles from Welch's which I love
  • He called and asked me to lunch and when he found out I had made plans already, he meet me, Christine, and Brian for lunch today
  • He watched shows on the Tivo I was interested in last night instead of watching the basketball game he had recorded
  • He cleaned up all the kitty pee that Bella's been leaving in the floor the last few days (damn cat)
  • He patiently looked at all the make-up that I had bought from the new Sephora, though he wasn't really interested

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Are You a Kimberly, Kymberlie, Kymber, Kim, etc.?

Are You a Kimberly, Kymberlie, Kymber, Kim, etc.? Want to find other bloggers with the same name? Then come join Ki(y)mberly(ie)s: The Webring! I was inspired by the Blogging Christine webring, so I started one for anyone with the name Kimberly or any of its variations. Come join us if you meet the meager requirements (in other words, be a blogger named Kimberly)!

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It's a Group Thing XXXIII

In honor of Bran's new religion, I am dedicating today's "It's a Group Thing" term in her honor. Today's term is:

A Rabble of Gods

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Bless Me!

I am pinging the Bran so that I may be blessed. May I be exalted too, O Bran, or is exaltation only for you?

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Tuesday, October 15, 2002

The Visitor

I had a visitor tonight while I StairMastered. I was puffing along, minding my own business, when suddenly Bella jumps from the back of my computer chair (where she had been watching me) onto the little tray that extends above the display. She sat up there for over ten minutes, gently rocking with my movements. I wonder if she'll start exercising with me every time.

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Monday Mission 2.41

I haven't done the last few Monday Missions, so I decided to do yesterday's, even if it is late. So here's PromoGuy's Monday Mission 2.41:

1. What's the most expensive meal you've ever eaten? What was the occasion? Was it worth it?
Steven and I went out with another couple to a South American food restaurant called Churrascos. We had appetizers, entrees, and deserts and the total was almost $200 for the four of us. We had had some kind of triple decker appetizer that was supposed to be on special and I think they charged us full price for each piece. While the food was good, it wasn't that good.

2. What do you like to do when nobody is looking?
Um, sit around the house naked, I guess.

3. What's your special purpose?
I have no idea. Just to be me, I suppose.

4. Do you like Autumn? If so, why? If not, tell me about your favorite season.
I like it in theory, but usually it gets too cold for me.

5. Ever recommended a movie to someone only to have them hate it? Which movie? Did you feel uncomfortable about that?
My brother hated The Big Lebowski which I thought he would really like. It didn't make me feel uncomfortable, though.

6. I've had hay fever all day! Sniffles, sneezing, I tell ya, it's awful! Do you have any allergies? Anything that just gets you down for the count?
Nope, no allergies here.

7. Do you like mixed drinks? What is your favorite? As long as we're here how about you order me something too? Just "suprise me!"
I love, love, love raspberry piña coladas. I'll get one for you too, while we're here.

BONUS: Why do we scream at each other?
This is what it sounds like
When doves cry.

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Twisting in the Mall

It's been a while since I've posted any pictures over at Picture Fish, but I posted two new ones today. One is of me in a reflective, twisty decoration and the other is of me and Christine in the same decoration.

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This-or-That Tuesday

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

  • DisneyLand or DisneyWorld?
  • DisneyLand. I went there once as a kid and loved it. Plus, I just am convinced Florida is teeming with bugs and aligators and won't go there.
  • Amusement park or Themed park?
  • Amusement park. I love roller coasters!
  • Seashore or Mountains?
  • Seashore, of course. After all, I am a fishgirl.
  • Hotel/Motel or rental house?
  • Hotel/motel for sure. Part of the fun of a vacation is being taken care of.
  • Guided tour or aimless meandering?
  • Aimless meandering. I have a few things, usually, that I want to see, and the rest I am cool with wandering around and finding stuff.
  • Drive or Fly or Boat?
  • Fly or boat if it's a cruise.
  • Close or far away from home?
  • Either, but I would love to do some more far away from home traveling.
  • Daytrip or by the week?
  • By the week definitely.
  • Camping in a tent or the Holiday Inn?
  • Holiday Inn. You will never find me camping.
  • Rent a car or drive your own?
  • Rent, probably, since we never go anywhere that's within driving distance. Otherwise, our own.

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Monday, October 14, 2002

Participation Positives

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

  • Steven and I had a wonderful weekend together
  • I set up my DVD Collection page this weekend and it didn't take me as long as I thought it would
  • MizDos made me one of her Aortal Picks
  • I did really well with my workouts and drinking my water last week
  • I added a new skin and fixed and added a bunch of small MT hacks and things
  • My insurance company is giving me the run-around on a lab bill, but my doctor's office stepped up and is handling it for me
  • I love, love, love the nail polish color that I have on
  • I love and am loved

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I'm So Aortal

I have never been a Aortal Pick on anyone's site before, so imagine my joy when I went over to visit MizDos and I was one of her picks. Thanks for making my Monday morning, sweetie!

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Tackling Hunger

My mom sent me a link to help Campbell's Chunky Soup tackle hunger. Every day you can go and click on the helmet of your favorite team and Campbell's will donate a can of soup, up to 5 million cans. It only takes a second, so go help tackle hunger!

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Customer Service

Kelly has a rant about customer disservice on her website. I thought I would take a minute and mention the fine customer service that I received this week from Amazon.

I ordered a book for Steven almost a month ago (The Naked Chef Takes Off by Jaime Oliver) and it still hasn't shipped. I e-mailed their customer service to see if I could get an actual date for the shipment and received a very nice e-mail back explaining that the computer had somehow had messed it up so that the item wasn't coming up in their shipping computers, but that he had fixed it manually and would make sure that it shipped right away. Not only that, he included a $5.00 gift certificate for my trouble and concluded the letter by saying how he knew that they had screwed up and he hoped that they would allow me to prove in the future that they could meet my needs. I checked my order status and it appears that the book will ship tomorrow.

All in all, it was a great letter and included a little gift to help smooth the incident over. If all customer service requests went like this, I'm sure a lot more people would be happier with the retail and service industry.

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Thank You, Christine!

I forgot to mention, but earlier this week I got a postcard from Maine that Christine was kind enough to send me. It was a gorgeous postcard and it's always so nice to receive mail that's not a bill or junk mail. She's going to Nova Scotia in a week and, if you send her your information, she'll send you a postcard from there. How sweet is she?

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Sunday, October 13, 2002

Curly Quotes in MT

Thanks to a nifty little MT hack by Matt, I know have curly quotes (What does that mean? "It means my 'quotes' are prettier now.") It only takes a minute to do, so go get them for your own blog.

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My DVD Collection

I spent the day making a page that lists all of the DVDs that I own, so feel free to go see which movies that we like in common.

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Gold Box Winner

I was browsing through my Amazon.com Gold Box offers when I was offered Sleepless in Seattle (Special Edition) for $8.97. It was only an extra $2.24 off, but I've always loved that movie and couldn't resist picking it up new for under $10. Maybe I'll start seeing cheap DVDs in my Gold Box offers and Amazon will start seeing even more of my business. Anyone else bought anything from their Gold Box as of late?

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Displaying Dates in LGF's Referrer Script

Those smart girls (and guys) over at Scripty Goddess have a quick, simple change that you can add to Little Green Football's Referrer script. It allows you to display the date that the referrer visited you. Takes a minute to do and is as easy as pie.

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Saturday, October 12, 2002

Lazing About

It's been one of those days where I haven't been motivated to do anything. I played some Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom (but I'm annoyed with the campaign; each new mission is build another city. I would like to build up a city before leaving it directly) and some Civilization: Call To Power. We were thinking of going to dinner at Carrabba's tonight, but it's already so late, I'm not sure we're going to make it. At least I did twenty minutes on the StairMaster today and I did it before eating anything, so it's really like I did forty minutes. I think I might download the MTAmazon Plugin and see if it will work well for the DVD page that I want to make.

Anyway, everyone enjoy the bit of Saturday that's left!

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Friday, October 11, 2002

Friday Filler

Have I ever mentioned I love Fridays? I do. Work was great because everyone was in a wonderful mood and now I'm home, buzzing on raspberry piña coladas. Steven and I are going to Chinese Cafe for dinner tonight (they have the best shrimp fried rice in the world), so I'm salivating just thinking of it.

On the workout front, I drank between six and eight glasses of water on Wednesday, Thursday, and today, went to the gym on Tuesday and Wednesday, and StairMastered for twenty minutes last night even though I was tired and hungry.

I got the most amazing manicure last night with some nail polish I had bought at Wal-Mart. It's Rimmel 60 Second Dry and the color is called Mania. It's the most amazing nail color I've ever seen. It's this green and blue irridescent mix that looks like a peacock's feather or a butterfly's wing. It looks so great with my long nails. I just love it!

Plus, I've got a new skin up, fixed some minor issues that had been bugging me all week, and now my quick search works (need to fix my advanced search this weekend).

All in all, it's a kick-ass day. I'm off for a quick shower, so everyone enjoy their Friday! ~drunken hugs and kisses all around~

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A Fish Out of Water - The Skin

The Neurotic Fishbowl has a new skin courtesy of Trish. It's a blogware set that she offers up free to use as long as you link back. She was even nice enough to make a custom header for me. You can try it out here. There are a few things that look a little strange since I had pretty much had no idea what CSS was when I set my blog up. If you see anything too funky, please let me know.

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Discovery Friday 101102

It's Friday, so that means time for another edition of Discovery Friday!

.: Bedside Manner - great writing and she had lots of cute kitty pictures last week. That's always a plus in a blog as far as I'm concerned. :-)

.: Elderberries - Amy left me some comments last week, so I went and visited her site and really enjoyed myself. She's smart and interesting, with a nice, clean blog.

.: Note To Self - I just recently found this delightful blog through my referrals. I love the design and enjoy the posts, so what more could you want?

.: Pixel Sphinx - is a gorgeous site with entertaining rants and posts. She was also the sweet person who blogrolled me so I could be linked 100 times.

.: Unix Gal - Lisa is such a nice person, always leaving comments around here, that I can't believe it's taken me so long to blogroll her. Go read her; she rocks.

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That Was Then

There are already a few casualities of the new television season and one of them is That Was Then, which I've really been enjoying. The article said that it's going to probably move time slots, so I hope it finds its niche. I've also been mourning that no one picked Once and Again up like I was hoping would happen. Damn Nielsen familes that don't watch what I do.

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Are You In the Mood?

I have found my new desire - Moodmania and Afterglow nail polish, especially the Afterglow VSP polishes. Who wants to be a dear and send them to me? Anyone? ;-)

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Thursday, October 10, 2002

Upgraded!

It took me all of five minutes to upgrade my Movable Type and as far as I can tell, there were no problems with the upgrade. If you see anything funky, please let me know.

Also, with version 2.5, you can now automatically ping update services like bl.ogs. Just this week, I received an e-mail from Wander-Lust saying how there is a URL you can hit anytime your site is updated if you have their syndication tags in place so I figured that this would work with the new feature. I didn't get to try it out, but Kristine confirmed that it works and gave instructions on what to do.

I feel so proud that I upgraded all by myself and now I can ping all the places I want much easier. Happy birthday, MT, and thanks for all the new features!

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Back On and Upgrading

I came home from getting my nails done and went into my office in the vain hopes that the Modem Fairy had visited and my cable modem would connect. I looked down and noticed that the cable light was solid so I clicked IE and, lo and behold!, I have Internet access again! Yeah! I am currently backing up my MT directory so I can try and upgrade MT myself (Christine has always taken care of me before). Wish me luck!

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Redjellyfish Winner

Redjellyfish is a cool environmental site that has all kind of information and fun things. Occasionally they hold contests and give away totebags. They had a "ridiculously tough trivia contest" this week and I won one of the totebags. Yeah! I've tried to win their other contests, so I'm excited that I finally won one.

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Under the Sea

Since I am a fishgirl and The Little Mermaid is my favorite Disney movie ever, this only makes sense.


I am Ariel!
Which Disney Princess are you?


(Link courtesy of Kristine)

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Wednesday, October 9, 2002

Daily Wrap-up

It's about time to go to the gym, so I thought I'd do a quick daily wrap-up:

  • I drank all of my water today (even though it made me pee like twenty times)
  • I just got first place in a poker tournament, not bad considering I haven't played in weeks
  • My upper thighs and butt are killing me from doing free-weight lunges (which I despise) yesterday
  • Tonight is arms and I am psyched to be working out again. Go, me!

Anyway, no more blogging for me tonight unless the Modem Fairy came by and fixed my modem while I was at work. Somehow, I doubt that happened. Have a nice night, kiddies! :-)

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Super Goddess

So very, very cool.




I'm Diana, which ambiguous dyke are you?
Quiz by Turi.


(Link courtesy of Kelly)

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It's a Group Thing XXXII

I'm recording Who Killed King Tut? on The Discovery Channel this weekend, so when I saw today's "It's a Group Thing" term, I knew I had to use it. Today's term is:

A Pyramid of Egyptologists

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So Much For The Internet

So I get home from the gym last night and I go to the computer because I've been looking forward to upgrading Movable Type all afternoon in celebration of their birthday. I click Internet Explorer and get the dreaded "Page cannot be found error." I look at the cable modem and notice the cable light is out. I call RoadRunner and get connected to a very unhelpful tech guy. He asks me if the light is out, I say yes, and he tells me that that requires a tech guy and the next available appointment is October 15. WTF? A week away? I can't go without a cable connection for a week! I grudgingly make the appointment, hang up, and go bitch to Steven. Steven tells me to call back and talk to another guy since that guy is obviously an ass, so I redial the number and get connected to the nicest tech guy on the planet. After explaining to me what the cable light being out meant and why they couldn't do anything from that end, this guy was appalled that it was going to be a week before anyone could get out to see me. He bumped my ticket up to his superior to look at in the morning so he could see if he could "jar someone loose" to come and take care of me. He was so helpful that the survey RoadRunner sends out to ask you how your call was is going to be filled with glowing things about him. Hopefully we can get someone out today to get the modem fixed. It totally sucks when you can't get online!

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Tuesday, October 8, 2002

A New Leaf

I have been miserable lately and it's really been effecting one area - my weight. I'm probably the heaviest I've been in about five years and it's really depressing. I've been unhappy so I've fallen into the classic eat for comfort pattern. I've also not been going to the gym or StairMastering and I've stopped drinking water. I said a couple of months ago that I was going to start being better and I've only done worse.

However, I am really resolving to be better this time around. Today I drank all my water, so that's a start, and Steven and I are going to the gym in a little bit. I will do the following:

  • Go to the gym three times a week
  • Drink all my water while at work
  • StairMaster three times a week

It's not a lot, but at least it will help get me back on track. It is time to turn over a new leaf.

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This-or-That Tuesday

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

  • Heroines: Ariel (Little Mermaid) or Belle (Beauty & the Beast)?
  • Ariel definitely. The Little Mermaid is my favorite Disney movie period.

  • More heroines: Mulan or Pocahontas?
  • Hmmm. I guess Mulan, but Pocahontas was cool too.

  • Princesses: Snow White or Cinderella?
  • Cinderella. She seemed more capable than Snow White.

  • Toy Story: Buzz or Woody?
  • Both, but if I have to choose, probably Woody.

  • Animals: Simba (Lion King) or Bambi?
  • Simba.

  • Naughty boys: Peter Pan or Pinocchio?
  • Pinocchio. Peter Pan always vaguely annoyed me.

  • Sidekicks: Sebastian the Crab (Little Mermaid) or Jiminy Cricket (Pinocchio)?
  • Sebastian for sure.

  • Villains: Wicked Queen (Snow White) or Cruella DeVil (101 Dalmations)?
  • Cruella DeVil. How can you argue with that sense of style? Besides, if she was truly a wicked queen, she would've cut Snow White's heart out on her own.

  • Classics: Goofy or Pluto?
  • Pluto. Goofy was annoying.

  • And of course: Mickey or Donald?
  • Definitely Donald. Mickey Mouse annoys the shit out of me, little goody two-shoes brown-noser.

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Monday, October 7, 2002

Participation Positives

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

  • My Adopt-An-Animal at Moody Gardens kit came in and now I can say I am officially the proud parent of a poison dart frog
  • Steven offered to pay half of the latest vet bill that Bella racked up today ($140)
  • I finally got all my pictures from Galveston up at Picture Fish
  • The newest Anita Blake book, Narcissus in Chains, is so good and I can't figure out what's going to happen in the last 150 pages
  • I've now been linked over 100 times by people blogrolling me
  • For the first time ever, one of my photos (Spinning Mirror II) was featured on the main page at The Mirror Project
  • I love and am loved

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Sunday, October 6, 2002

Picture Perfect

I finally finished getting all of my pictures from Galveston into Picture Fish. I also added a few shots from this weekend. Wander on over when you get a chance.

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Saturday, October 5, 2002

Happy Birthday, Kathy!

Today is Kathy's birthday. Kathy is one of the sweetest bloggers I have ever had the pleasure to meet, so go and wish her a happy, happy birthday. Happy birthday, Kathy! I hope you have a great day!

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Pictures Aplenty

FYI - almost fifty new pictures are up over at Picture Fish. They're from the H-Town Blogger get together with Jish and almost all of the pictures from my weekend trip to Galveston.

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Friday Five!

I got busy yesterday and forgot to do the Friday Five, so here's my answers!

1. What size shoe do you wear? Usually a 7 1/2, but sometimes a seven.

2. How many pairs of shoes do you own? I own one pair of boots (cowboy), one pair of suede ankle boots (very casual), a pair of Reebok tennis shoes, a pair of sandals, and two or three pairs of high heels.

3. What type of shoe do you prefer (boots, sneakers, pumps, etc.)? Sandals.

4. Describe your favorite pair of shoes. Why are they your favorite? My brown suede sandals. They are my favorite because they are so comfortable. I love wearing them.

5. What's the most you've spent on one pair of shoes? Probably about $100 for my old boots.

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Friday, October 4, 2002

Photo Contest Voting

The final seven categories in Rannie's 100K Photo Contests are now up for voting. I have an entry in all the categories but Cityscapes, so take a minute and go vote for your favorites.

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Discovery Friday 100402

It's Friday, so that means time for another edition of Discovery Friday!

Since I had such a great time at the H-Town Bloggers get together with Jish, I decided to do a special H-Town Blogs list.

.: Being Katie - I didn't get to talk to Katie as much as I would have liked to last night, but she's so nice and interesting, you can't help but like her.

.: Coffee Corner - Mike in a few words: witty, funny, interesting, cool. Check him out.

.: Daily Ventings and Exclamations - this is the second time I've met Hanna and I really enjoy her company. She's so spirited and fun and her site is a wonderful read.

.: Photomatt - I've been reading Matt's site for a while, but for some odd reason, haven't added him to my blogroll. He's a great guy with a cool blog where he posts some MT hacks that I can't wait to try. He's also a digital photographer with the same camera as me. Check his site out; he rocks.

.: Waterlily.nu - Kathy has got to be the sweetest girl on the planet. It is absolutely a delight to meet her. It's her birthday tomorrow, so go say hi and wish her an early birthday.

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Jish Meets the H-Town Bloggers

The wonderful Jish came into Houston this week, so several of the H-Town Bloggers got together to meet him at Market Square Bar & Grill. A great time was had by all (Jish really seemed to love Texas for a couple of big reasons) and I hope that Jish graces us with his presence again in the future. He was really funny, very cool, and he owns a Miata! I also got to meet several bloggers that I hadn't met before (Matt, Mike, Chuck, David, and Robert) and some that I had (Elaine, Ted, Hanna, and Kathy). So far I've had such a great time at both of the get togethers I've attended that I am going to try and not miss any future ones.

Matt (who I felt an odd kinship with since he's going to the University of Houston, attending the Honors College on an Alumni scholarship - just like me!) has his pictures of the event up and mine are up over at Picture Fish.

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Thursday, October 3, 2002

Blogroll Me?

Okay, this is geeky, but I am excited because I've been linked ninety-nine times over at Blogrolling. Who wants to be 100?

UPDATE: Pixel Sphinx stepped up and became the hundredth person to blogroll me. Thanks so much! :-)

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It's a Group Thing XXXI

I cannot believe that I forgot to do my "It's a Group Thing" term yesterday. Since I forgot for the first time since I started doing this back in the beginning of March, today will be a double term day.

Jeanna and I had such a great time in Galveston this weekend at Moody Garden's Toadally Frogs exhibit, so today's "It's a Group Thing" terms are:

A Knot of Toads
A Colony of Frogs

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MP3 Player Question

Several months ago I won an mp3 player in Southwestern Bell's Digital Madness Sweepstakes. It finally came in on Monday, but I haven't really had a chance to look at it until today. I listen to my mp3s on Winamp at both work and home and don't really want to carry an mp3 player around in the gym (even though this one is tiny). What I was really hoping is that I could get a converter thing and play them through my car's radio. The mp3 player is a RCA RD1000 Kazoo, so if anyone knows if this could be done, could you let me know? Thanks!

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Kind of Quiet

I was looking over my posts from the last few days and I haven't had a whole lot to say (I even skipped the Monday Mission and This-Or-That Tuesday) since the weekend. I think it's a combo of being tired from doing a lot on my mini-vacation (like walking six hours on Saturday alone), being up early the last two weekends in a row, worrying about a lot of issues at work, being out really late a few nights this week already, and not getting enough sleep. For the first time since July 21st I failed to even put a picture a day into Picture Fish, though I do have forty-eight ready to be put in from my trip. I actually think I may be a bit depressed (the overeating and lack of energy are my biggest clues). I'm hoping that I'm going to be able to shake this funk pretty soon and get back into the swing of things. It's shitty when you're just down enough to be miserable and have no energy.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2002

Reasons For Love #3

It's Wednesday, so it's time for Bea's Reasons For Love!

I love Steven because...

  • Even though he had just come back from the store, he left again and got me soup last night because I didn't feel good and made if for me for dinner
  • He always peels me an orange when I want one
  • He was so excited when he found out his new car had a voice activation system and it was so cute
  • When I lamented about my poor rating on Pogo's new game Hammerhead Pool, he told me I'd only been playing a few days and would get better

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Tuesday, October 1, 2002

Happy Birthday, Sheila!

Today is that tart Sheila's birthday. We have a ton of stuff in common (especially the books we read; I've currently gotten her hooked on the Anita Blake books by Laurell K. Hamilton) and I think she is just a super cool person. Take a moment and go wish her a happy birthday. Happy birthday, Sheila! May it be filled with lots of love, cake, and books! (Btw, From a Buick 8 is better than Dreamcatcher.)

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