The Neurotic Fishbowl -->
 

Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Happy New Year From The Neurotic Fishbowl

It's that time of year again - the time when people reflect on the year and its events and make resolutions for the one to come.

I've examined this year and a lot of things have lead me to become bitter and unhappy (though you don't really see that much here). My main resolution (in addition to the ones about losing weight and saving money that probably every one of us makes) this year is to be to be happier. To let the little things mean more to me. To let all the shit that I can't control not get me down. To love myself more and remember that I am amazing.

This was going to be one of those posts where I wished everyone a happy new year, but it got a little melancholy all of a sudden, but now we are moving past that.

I've been blogging for just under a year and I have met many, many, many amazing people online. People who I talk to, consider good friends, and wish that I lived nearer too. If I don't know you yet, say hi. Don't ever be afraid to leave a comment, even if it's to disagree with me (but please, be nice when you do it).

There's been all kinds of talk about blogging A-Lists out in the blogosphere and I really don't have the time or the energy to post a huge amount about it (we have to leave in a half hour and I'm sitting her in my underwear!), but remember, the only way you get to know someone is by talking to them, even if they do get a gazillion hits a day and you only get five. I know some of those "A-List" people, and what you realize is that they are just people when you get to know them. It doesn't matter how many hits they get. They are just like you and me.

So, on that note, I hope everyone has a safe and very, very happy New Year. I'll be back tomorrow afternoon, so say hi so I can come visit you on my day off. :-)

.: 358 words at 06:52 PM in Fish Tales :: Link :: Pings (3) :: All the Voices Say... (14) :.

Show comments here »



 
Participation Positives

I may no longer be Monday, but since Jess was late posting, I figured my Participation Positives could be late too.

  • I put three new skins up in a week.
  • It's a short work week
  • I got to talk to that damned tart again this week on AIM
  • My Comptoir Sud Pacifique’s Amour de Cacao perfume (it smells like chocolate! Delicious!) is on its way to me.
  • I have beautiful orange roses thanks to my sweetie
  • We no longer have to lock Bella in the bathroom during the day and I feel like a better cat mommy
  • Ibocea, my EverQuest character, finally made it to level 40
  • I'm *this* close to getting some projects done
  • It's almost a new year!
  • I love and am loved

.: 125 words at 06:40 PM in Participation Positives :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

Show comments here »



 
Pour Your Misery Down on Me

Taking advantage of Robyn's Red-tag Sale, I snatched a PSD of her Shirley Manson header and have produced a new skin that really tickles my fancy. You can view the end product here. Enjoy.

.: 36 words at 06:18 PM in Skinning the Fish :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

Show comments here »



 
Boy Toy

Man, I never would have guessed, but it turns out Demi Moore and Tobey Maguire. Never in a million years would I have picked the two of them as a couple. Way to go on grabbing a young hottie, Demi!

(Link courtesy of Kristine)

.: 46 words at 12:06 PM in Entertainment Value :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (5) :.

Show comments here »



 
Zonk No More

I got rid of the Zonkboard to see if it's been the problem with the slow load time on the site. Could everyone let me know if they've had a problem, are still having a problem, or have had no problems with the site loading? Thanks!

Update: I was in the MT Forums getting ready to ask a question when I came upon a post titled "Load Time" in the Tips and Tricks forum. Girlie found out that it's actually the Fast Online Users count script that's killing all the pages. I guess the Zonkboard will reappear and that might disappear. I really did like seeing how many people were on my site at any given time, though. :-(

.: 119 words at 12:33 AM in Daily Ramblings :: Link :: Pings (1) :: All the Voices Say... (8) :.

Show comments here »



 

Monday, December 30, 2002

Yeehaw!

I feel like it's late Christmas here at The Neurotic Fishbowl.

You probably noticed the wonderful pin-up skin that Shelia made me and I put up just last Friday. This weekend she took the cutest little almost nude cowgirl and made another skin for me, this one completely CSS based. It's now live and you can take a peek at it here. That damned tart is just too good to me!

.: 72 words at 10:58 PM in Skinning the Fish :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (3) :.

Show comments here »



 
Sweetness

I have such a sweet boy. He knew I had a crappy day (only compounded by Aunt Flo's visit), so he brought me home these gorgeous orange roses and he's in the kitchen making me soup and toast with the edges cut off. I am such a lucky girl!

.: 49 words at 10:48 PM in Daily Ramblings :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

Show comments here »



 
Blah and Stuff

Aunt Flo is visiting, so I'm feeling particularly blah today. I've got like no energy and just spent an hour and a half sitting in our big comfortable leather chair watching the original A Nightmare on Elm Street. While it's not a half bad film, it just didn't live up to my memories of how good it was. If we had a DVD player in the back room, I'd pop in my copy of The Evil Dead and watch it. As much as I love the second two, I've never actually seen the original. Maybe I'll go get comfy on the couch and watch it.

I got a new computer at work (2.4 GHz) and moved to a different spot, so I feel like I didn't get anything done today. Add in the insanity that usually takes place around my office, and I wish I would have just stayed home curled up in bed.

That damned tart made me another skin, this one completely done in CSS and featuring a very sexy cowgirl (much saucier than the other pin-up she made me). Expect to see it up here before the night is over. Thanks to Robyn yet another new skin is being worked on. That one will be my first celebrity skin (I just like using that phrase).

That's all for now, boys and girls, so take care, eat some chocolate for me and watch a scary movie or two. You'll thank me later.

.: 246 words at 09:33 PM in Daily Ramblings :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

Show comments here »



 
Photoshop Error

Lately, when I've been working on Photoshop, I get the following error whenever I try to move a layer around: "Could not complete your request because the layer is locked." I think maybe a default setting got changed, but for the life of me, I can't get this error to stop popping up. Has anyone else experienced this? Know how to make it stop? Help!

.: 65 words at 01:42 AM in I'm Looking For.... :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (6) :.

Show comments here »



 

Sunday, December 29, 2002

The Dead Zone - Season Two

I am so excited! The new season of The Dead Zone starts on January 5th. If you missed it last year, they are running a marathon of a lot of the episodes on that same day. The show is nothing short of amazing and Steven and I were glued to the TiVo last year whenever we had an episode to watch. Great stories, wonderful acting, awesome effects, and an ending that only leaves you wanting more. And who knew that Anthony Michael Hall would grow up to be so sexy?

.: 90 words at 05:10 PM in Media Consumption :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

Show comments here »



 
Sephora Sale

I was over at Sephora.com ordering Comptoir Sud Pacifique's Amour de Cacao perfume and thought I'd see if they have any sales. They've got stuff for up to 75% off, so I highly recommend checking it out. They had the Sephora Animal Stories Bath Gift Set for $5.00 and I know they started out December at $16.00 a piece. Also, if you're a member of Ebates, you get 3% back on all purchases. If you're not a member, go sign up. I've saved a couple of hundred bucks through them.

.: 92 words at 04:05 PM in Daily Ramblings :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

Show comments here »



 

Saturday, December 28, 2002

Yummy!

Woo hoo! Steven's off to get ingredients to make ice cream in the Cuisinart ICE-20 1-1/2-Quart Automatic Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt & Sorbet Maker I bought him for Christmas. Yummy, yummy, yummy! Guess I better get on the StairMaster! ;-)

.: 40 words at 06:10 PM in Daily Ramblings :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (3) :.

Show comments here »



 
Gold Boxing Saturday

Some nice products in my Amazon.com Gold Box Offers today, but nothing that I felt compelled to purchase.

.: Ovations by Oneida Islet Stainless Steel Flatware, 53-Piece Service for 8: nice, but not a pattern I totally love. Pass.

Read more »


.: 279 words at 04:33 PM in The Gold Box :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

Show comments here »



 
And a Good Time Was Had By All

Steven and I had such a great time last night with Heather and Charles, my friends from high school. We were going to have another girl we went to school with and her husband come over, but unfortunately he wasn't feeling good and they had to cancel on us.

It was so good to see Heather again. We were good friends in high school and both went to the University of Houston, but fell out of touch, especially when she and Charles moved to Philadelphia. We talked about band and the people that we had known, many whom I hadn't thought about in ten years. We all love The Matrix, so we popped in our copy of The Matrix Revisited since neither of them and seen it and watched it until they went home.

I hope we can see them again before we go back. We're also going to see if maybe a trip to Vegas would be possible at some point. I can only imagine Heather and I on the loose in Vegas together. Watch out, world!

.: 179 words at 04:09 PM in Fish Tales :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

Show comments here »



 

Friday, December 27, 2002

Friday Night

I've got some old high school friends coming over tonight that I haven't seen in ages. We're going to have drinks at the house (Can you say piña colada? I knew you could!) and talk and then we're off to Lupe Tortilla for some yummy Mexican food. Two of them live up north, so I bet a decent fajita is fairly hard to find in Pennsylvania.

It's both exciting and kind of scary to see people you haven't seen in so long, know what I mean?

.: 86 words at 07:18 PM in Daily Ramblings :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (4) :.

Show comments here »



 
Happy Birthday, Erika Lynn!

Today is Erica Lynn's twenty-fifth birthday. She's a real sweetie, so go swing by her place and tell her happy birthday!

.: 21 words at 02:38 AM in Linky Love :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (2) :.

Show comments here »



 
Christmas Recap

Since we were out all Christmas day, I thought I'd give a little recap of how the day went in case you were interested.

We woke up about 9:30 or so and were at my parents' house by 10:30 bearing gifts and ready for breakfast. My mom had a lovely spread of bacon, eggs, toast, sausage, ham, biscuits and gravy, waffles, and croissants all ready for me, Steven, my brother, his girlfriend, and my dad to dive into. After eating and talking for a while, we exchanged gifts. We all went in together and got my parents a TiVo, which my dad now loves. (I'm telling you, if you don't have one, you should. TiVo is the best invention ever.) My parents gave us cash and lottery tickets (we won a grand $5.00 on the tickets) and Russell gave me the second season of The Sopranos on DVD. Jo, his girlfriend, gave me a small box of chocolates and a gift certificate to Barnes and Noble, so looks like I'll be heading over to BN.com to spend a little money.

Around 2:00, after a final lesson with the TiVo remote, we headed home to pick up the presents for Steven's family and then we were off to his family's house.

Christmas is also Steven's dad's birthday, so I got his dad a bottle of scotch for Christmas and I gave both him and Steven's mom a gift certificate to Texas Land & Cattle for their Christmas gift. They gave me money (the best gift ever, just about) and his mom gave me a pair of earrings that she got at the Greek Festival. Steven bought his youngest brother Johnny a few DVDs. One of them was Minority Report, so we ended up watching it with both his brothers. I thought it was a great film and really enjoyed both the direction and the plot. By the time the movie was over, it was after 11:00, so we headed home.

We pretty much hit the sack right away, but Steven did a little browsing in Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book first, so I'm hoping he'll want to give the Cuisinart ICE-20 1-1/2-Quart Automatic Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt & Sorbet Maker that I got him a whirl pretty soon.

It's all ready 1:00 in the morning and I still have to clean up since I have several high school friends coming over tomorrow night for drinks here and then dinner at Lupe Tortilla. I haven't seen them in a long time, so tomorrow should be wonderful. Good night, everyone!

.: 432 words at 12:45 AM in Fish Tales :: Link :: Pings (1) :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

Show comments here »



 
Pin-Up Goodness

Courtesy of that damned tart, I know have a skin filled to the brim with pin-up goodness. It's a bit saucy, just like me, and deserves a look. Check the new skin out and let Sheila know how fabulous she is for making it for me. Sheila also has lots of other fun, saucy graphics for blogs at Tart Graphics, so go take a look at what kind of mischeif she can make.

.: 75 words at 12:03 AM in Skinning the Fish :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (2) :.

Show comments here »



 

Thursday, December 26, 2002

Pasta, Anyone?

The first product in my Amazon.com Gold Box Offers today was a Villaware Imperia Pasta Machine. Steven and I have watched a lot of Iron Chef together and he's always impressed when the chefs make their own pasta, so as soon as I saw this, I called him up at his poker game and asked him how interested he might be in making his own. When he found out that it was super cheap thanks to The Gold Box, he said it would make a great gift so I bought it for him and Jemima J: A Novel About Ugly Ducklings and Swans for me (hey, I to get free shipping I had to make another purchase. It was completely self-less!). Cool little gadget, huh?

.: 127 words at 11:51 PM in The Gold Box :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (2) :.

Show comments here »



 

Wednesday, December 25, 2002

Merry Christmas!

It's now officially Christmas and about time for me to go join Steven and hit the sack. He really liked all his books and the gift certificate and I am totally jonesing for peanut butter ice cream after flipping through all the recipes. Doesn't that sound yummy?

Unsurprisingly, Steven's lasagna was to die for (he is such an excellent cook) and we have so much left, we'll probably end up taking some to both sets of parents tomorrow. He got me this really pretty watch that's all silver and blue (he so knows what I like). Watches are almost a tradition for me on Christmas since he gave me one only a few weeks after we started dating that I just loved.

Anyway, it's almost three in the morning, presents are wrapped and lined up, ready to go with us tomorrow. I doubt I'll be on much, so this week's Reasons For Love and "It's a Group Thing" will either get pushed to tomorrow or not done at all. We see how it goes. I've also got some lovely pin-up goodness courtesy of that tart that should be showing up soon, so keep an eye out.

I hope everyone enjoys their holiday and gets all of their heart's desire! Merry Christmas!

.: 211 words at 02:42 AM in Daily Ramblings :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (21) :.

Show comments here »



 

Tuesday, December 24, 2002

Zonk!

I've seen so many people with ZonkBoards (we've even got one up at I Wish, You Wish), so I figured I'd add one here and see if it was worth keeping. Leave me lots of notes so I'll make it a permanent feature. ;-)

.: 45 words at 10:32 PM in Geeky Things :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

Show comments here »



 
Christmas Eve at The Neurotic Fishbowl

It's been a pretty quite Christmas Eve here at The Neurotic Fishbowl. Steven decided he was going to try out Emeril Lagasse's Lasagna Bolognese recipe, so he went to the newly built Super Wal-Mart and got all the ingredients. I've been sitting here smelling it cook for the last couple of hours and it's like torture! Will it ever be done? It smells so good!

We're probably going to exchange the rest of our presents in a little while. I let him open his Cuisinart ICE-20 1-1/2-Quart Automatic Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt & Sorbet Maker early since he was going to be grocery shopping and could pick up the ingredients. He ended up not being able to find any vanilla beans, so I guess we get to wait on ice cream until later.

He was a good boy this year and got some pretty nice Christmas booty (I just like using that word). He's got a gift certificate to Texas Land & Cattle that I bought him from Bella as a thank you for putting up with her when she peed all over the house for so long. He's also got some cookbooks from me - The Naked Chef Takes Off by Jamie Oliver, Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book, The Ultimate Ice Cream Book: Over 500 Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, Drinks, and More. Plus he got a TiVo as a combination anniversary/Christmas gift and Cieli di Toscana by Andre Bocelli.

Currently, Steven and I are watching videos that I've downloaded (sue me) and have watched ZZ Top's "Legs," "Hot for Teacher" by Van Halen, and are about to watch some Celebrity Deathmatches. Ah, the digital age.

From me, Steven, and Bella we hope you and yours have a very merry Christmas. Happy holidays to all!

.: 303 words at 09:50 PM in Fish Tales :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (4) :.

Show comments here »



 
Christmas Eve in The Gold Box

Some very cool kitchen products in my Amazon.com Gold Box Offers today.

.: Fun Years Electronic Rolling Ball Tower: I don't have any kids, so I'm going to pass on this.

Read more »


.: 260 words at 08:43 PM in The Gold Box :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

Show comments here »



 
This-or-That Tuesday

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

  • Opening presents...rip 'em open with all abandon, or carefully open, preserving the pretty paper for recycling?
  • I usually carefully open them, but I don't recycle the paper. I will keep some of it, though, if it's pretty enough - especially the bows!

  • Do you and yours take turns, opening one gift at a time, or does everyone just rip into everything at the same time?
  • When I lived with my parents it was everyone opened one gift apiece. Steven and I usually do the same.

  • If you get something you don't like...do you try to return it, or keep it so as not to hurt the giver's feelings?
  • Depends. If it's something that someone doesn't know I've returned, I'll return it. If it's something that they might notice, I'll probably keep it.

  • Do you spend the holiday at home (yours or someone else's), or do you go out and eat, see the newest movie, whatever?
  • We tend to spend it at home, though occasionally we'll go see a movie.

  • What do you do with Christmas cards after the holiday is over? Save them, or toss them?
  • I tend to save them.

  • Cook Christmas dinner, or does someone else do that?
  • Someone else. If I was responsible for cooking, everyone would get pop-tarts and cereal!

  • It's Christmas Eve, and you have run out of wrapping paper. Do you go out and buy more, or wrap the rest of the gifts in the Sunday comics?
  • I actually don't wrap my own gifts (I suck at it), but I would probably go buy more paper if we ran out.

  • On Christmas morning...up at the crack of dawn, eagerly anticipating the loot...or would you rather sleep in?
  • Sleep in. I haven't woken up early for Christmas on my own since I was very little.

  • Do you want a white or a green Chrismas?
  • I've never even seen snow and it just sounds too cold and miserable, so I want a green one!

  • Going to church on Christmas...yes or no?
  • No.

.: 342 words at 03:37 PM in This-or-That Tuesday :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

Show comments here »



 

Monday, December 23, 2002

EverQuest Automatic Updates

I don't know how many of my readers actually play EverQuest, but if you do, Magelo has come out with a new program that allows you to synch your character with their server. This gives you real-time stats on skills, inventory, your bank, equipments, and more. If you're interested in seeing it in action, you can take a look at Ibocea's stats here.

.: 65 words at 05:35 PM in Geeky Things :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (2) :.

Show comments here »



 
Merry Fucking Christmas

Bah fucking humbug.

Update: things are kind of worked out now, but still, I'm a little pissed.

.: 17 words at 03:49 PM in Daily Ramblings :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (6) :.

Show comments here »



 
Tart Graphics - Not For the Faint of Heart

Sheila and Bran have put together some saucy new graphics sets (please, be over eighteen before visiting) at the newly launched Tart Graphics. They are simply stunning (I am so stealing a couple from the pin-ups category). Go pay them a visit and feast your eyes on their sumptuous graphics.

.: 52 words at 03:30 PM in Linky Love :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

Show comments here »



 

Sunday, December 22, 2002

Slow Day

Wow. I can't believe it's already 10:00. I've spent most of the day playing pool, getting my points from places like Milesource, finally downloading the 350 e-mails I've had sitting in my account (I answer them through my webmail all week and get behind on clearing them out), and doing surveys for various companies.

I can't believe it's already Christmas time. Woo hoo!

.: 65 words at 10:19 PM in Daily Ramblings :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

Show comments here »



 
If Only You Could See

Ah, if only you could see me singing and dancing around in my underwear to Harry Connick, Jr.'s version of "Sleigh Ride" with the cat looking at me like I'm a loon. Now that's what the holidays are all about!

.: 40 words at 08:47 PM in Daily Ramblings :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

Show comments here »



 

Saturday, December 21, 2002

Wallpaper?

Steven wants some new wallpaper for his computer at work, so I'm trying to find some for him with no luck. Where do you go to get your wallpaper?

.: 29 words at 11:51 PM in I'm Looking For.... :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (3) :.

Show comments here »



 
Sickly Saturday

Last night, right after I made my post about what a wonderful Friday it had been, I got really sick. With my stomach problems (I got diagnosed with gastritis early this year), I almost always feel kind of crappy, but it's been worse lately and last night it hit hard. I ended up curled in a ball on the dozing on and off. Steven and I were supposed to go up to Winchester (outside of Giddings, not too far from Austin) for Chritmas at my Grandpa's house, but I felt so bad when I woke up that I called my mom and told her we weren't going to be able to make it. I'm feeling better today, but still kind of bad. How I wish my stomach would be all nice and normal and not revolt all the time.

.: 139 words at 06:22 PM in Fish Tales :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

Show comments here »



 
Happy Birthday, Mom!

Today is my mom's birthday. She's up visiting my grandpa today, so I won't get to see her, but I wanted to wish her a happy birthday and let her know how much I love her. I love you, Mom! Happy birthday!

.: 42 words at 06:13 PM in Linky Love :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

Show comments here »



 
Saturday's Gold Box

I passed on everything in my Amazon.com Gold Box Offers today, but there were some nice things.

.: Circulon Steel 2-1/2-Quart Covered Saucier: nice pot, but Steven doesn't need one, so I'm going to pass.

Read more »


.: 251 words at 06:10 PM in The Gold Box :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

Show comments here »



 
MT PingedURLs

Thanks to a post in Kristine's MT Plugin Directory page, I found a great plugin by David Rayners called MT PingedURLs.

With this plugin, instead of only being able to list the URLs that you've pinged, you can change it around and add all kinds of information like the title of the post and an excerpt from the post. I've always wanted something like this since I have a "Pings Sent" section in both my TrackBack and Individual Archive templates. It's like an early Christmas present.

.: 87 words at 04:48 PM in Geeky Things :: Link :: Pings (1) :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

Show comments here »



 

Friday, December 20, 2002

Wonderful Friday

Today has been a nice Friday. We had our office party this afternoon and followed it up with three games of Ultimate Outburst. It was fun and a nice way to start five days off from work since I'm taking Monday off and we get Tuesday and Wednesday. I'm now buzzing on piña and luxuriating in the fact that I have nothing to do. It feels so nice.

.: 69 words at 08:03 PM in Daily Ramblings :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

Show comments here »



 
Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad!

Today is my mom and dad's twenty-ninth wedding anniversary. I love you both. Congrats! :-)

.: 15 words at 01:20 PM in Linky Love :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

Show comments here »



 
Webgrrlie Needs Your Help

Shawn is having car troubles this holiday season (a dead battery and alternator that costs $560 total), so if you have a few bucks to spare to help out a fellow blogger, why not make her Christmas a little brighter? Swing on over to her site and give a little.

.: 50 words at 12:31 PM in Linky Love :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

Show comments here »



 
Pass The Gold Box

Nothing that I wanted in my Amazon.com Gold Box Offers today, so quite a lot of passing took place.

.: Goldeneye (Special Edition): I've only seen a few Bond films (all of them with Pierce Brosnan), and I've never been particularly impressed with the series. Steven loves these films, but doesn't want them on DVD so pass.

Read more »


.: 280 words at 11:40 AM in The Gold Box :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

Show comments here »



 
Allegria

Thanks to a post by Elaine, I found out that Cirque du Soleil's Allegria is coming to Houston in March, which just happens to be right in time for my birthday. Steven and I saw "O" the last time we were at The Bellagio and it was the most amazing thing I have ever seen. While I don't think Allegria will be as good (there is no way to top the way water is used in the "O" Theater), I am still very excited to see Cirque du Soleil again. I just bought tickets for me and Jeanna to go on March 20th. It's going to be an awesome evening.

.: 111 words at 12:44 AM in Entertainment Value :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (3) :.

Show comments here »



 
MT BlogTimes Archive

Thanks to Jordan, I know have what amounts to an archive for all of my MTBlogTimes charts. You can access it through the link on the sidebar called, "When Do I Most Frequently Blog?" I am totally fascinated with my blogging pattern. Very interesting indeed.

.: 46 words at 12:02 AM in Geeky Things :: Link :: Pings (1) :: All the Voices Say... (2) :.

Show comments here »



 

Thursday, December 19, 2002

MTBlogTimes

I noticed a nifty little chart thingy at the bottom of Kristine's site the other day and was immediately intrigued. It turns out it's generated by an MT plugin called BlogTimes. It was easy to install (I had to also download the GD perl module stuff, so if you're a Blogomania client you probably will too) and now it's down at the bottom of the page. Makes it pretty easy to see that I am a night person. Hopefully the vertical version will be completed soon so I can add it to the sidebar.

.: 95 words at 12:44 PM in Geeky Things :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (2) :.

Show comments here »



 
"Stardestroyers in Sector Four!"

The latest in Apple Switch ads features Han Solo and it is simply hysterical.

(Link courtesy of Scott)

.: 19 words at 01:00 AM in Entertainment Value :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

Show comments here »



 

Wednesday, December 18, 2002

Missed It! 2:00 - 3:00 pm

I just realized that I missed Tivoing this week's episode of 24. Anyone have it and last week's Alias? I'd be more than happy to pay postage.

.: 28 words at 08:43 PM in I'm Looking For.... :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (2) :.

Show comments here »



 
Woo Hoo!

I am so excited! I Wish, You Wish was mentioned on Weblog Central! If you haven't submitted your info, go do it now!

.: 24 words at 07:47 PM in Linky Love :: Link :: Pings (1) :: All the Voices Say... (4) :.

Show comments here »



 
Reasons For Love #11

Every Wednesday those who are involved in a relationship with somebody share a few (simple but significant) reasons for their love. Please keep in mind that this does not have to be a romantic relationship. It can be about a parent, a sibling, a friend, a co-worker, your kid, your dog, whatever.

Stop in here to join the notify list, see who else has left their reasons, and to be added to the blogroll. Also, feel free to save the button below to your server and link it to http://www.neuroticfishbowl.com/reasons.html



I love Steven because...

  • He planned the best anniversary dinner with the nicest gift
  • When Bella leaped over the balcony this morning he ran downstairs to check on her
  • He calls me by cute pet names all the time
  • We chatted on the phone yesterday at work and it was so enjoyable
  • He almost always lets me pick where we go for dinner
  • He's going with me to the country (out near Giddings; the middle of no where) for a family thing this Saturday
  • I can always tell he loves me

.: 255 words at 05:14 PM in Reasons For Love :: Link :: Pings (2) :: All the Voices Say... (2) :.

Show comments here »



 
It's a Group Thing XLII

In honor of my flying kitty, today's "It's a Group Thing" term is:

A Clowder of Cats

.: 18 words at 04:44 PM in It's a Group Thing :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

Show comments here »



 
The Gold Box

Nothing that I wanted in my Amazon.com Gold Box Offers today.

.: Calphalon Commercial Bakeware Jelly Roll Pan: though Steven makes a wonderful focaccia bread, he probably wouldn't need one of these pans very often.

Read more »


.: 233 words at 04:00 PM in The Gold Box :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

Show comments here »



 
Super Kitty

As of late, Bella has become obsessed with the algae eater that we have in our 55 gallon tank. It's very odd since currently he's the only thing in there and she doesn't pay any attention to the two tanks in the computer room which have the lively, always moving goldfish. All I can figure out is that he confuses her since he doesn't move much and she's trying to decide what the hell he is. She's spent the better part of almost two weeks in front of the tank, rarely coming to sit with me in the back room and even sleeping on the table that faces it instead of with us in the bed.

This morning, at about 4:45, she hops up in the bed. Her bell wakes me up, so I call to her to come cuddle with me. Instead, she remains sitting by my foot, meowing. I sit up and lean towards her, squinting, to see if anything is wrong. Since it's fairly dark and I don't have any glasses on, all I can see is that she's brought a black blob up with her. I immediately think, "OMG. She learned how to open the tank and caught the algae eater." Leaning closer I see it's one of her feather wands (though not the one from the infamous Hellcat picture). I say out loud, "She's got her feather wand," and hand it to Steven who's also stirring at this point. It's then that things take a turn for what could have truly been a disastrous conclusion.

We live in a loft condo and for, whatever reason, Steven tossed the feather behind him over the ledge to the floor below. Bella runs at the feather and continues over the ledge, which is probably twenty feet high. I hear a thud and Steven yells an obscenity, while I scramble for the lights and he starts running downstairs. She had missed landing on the glass table (I shudder to think how badly she might have been hurt) and appeared to be fine. We petted her and looked for any injuries she might have sustained, but she just wanted to go back downstairs and sit in front of the tank so we let her.

When I woke up this morning she wasn't at my feet like she usually is and I started thinking she had died from internal injuries overnight and refused to get out of bed until Steven would go check on her. She was fine and even played with us, so I guess all's well that ends well. Maybe she just wanted to take this pose to the next level.

.: 442 words at 12:59 PM in Kitty Tales :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (5) :.

Show comments here »



 

Tuesday, December 17, 2002

I Wish, You Wish

Just in case you've missed it, I thought I would make a post about the new project that Shelli and I started called I Wish, You Wish.

I Wish, You Wish is a collection of wishes by bloggers which means that here, in one centralized location, you can find a blogger's name, URL, birthdate, and a link to their wishlist, if you feel inclined to buy them a present. We hope it becomes a good resource for the web, so feel free to submit your own information.

.: 88 words at 02:48 PM in Participation :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (2) :.

Show comments here »



 
Blogging News?

I remember everyone talking about a site that was going to be kind of a news page for bloggers (stuff like "I've moved to a new domain"), but I'll be damned if I can remember what it was called. Anyone remember?

.: 41 words at 12:29 PM in I'm Looking For.... :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

Show comments here »



 
Participation Positives

I know it's not Monday any longer, but I still want to start the week out right with Jess's Participation Positives!

  • We had the best anniversary over the weekend
  • I love my new earrings
  • I had fun hanging out with Jeanna Sunday
  • I Wish, You Wish is still really going well
  • Another project of mine is so close to being complete
  • I got a lot of stuff done at work
  • Ibocea, my EverQuest character, is almost to level 39
  • Bella is completely litterbox trained and now gets to sleep with us at night which makes me so happy
  • Bruce Campbell's autobiograpy If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor is so good and it frequently makes me laugh out loud
  • It's almost Christmas!
  • I love and am loved

.: 131 words at 10:32 AM in Participation Positives :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

Show comments here »



 

Monday, December 16, 2002

Bloglet Notification

Has anyone else not been getting their Bloglet e-mail? I can't remember the last time I got one.

.: 18 words at 02:50 PM in Daily Ramblings :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (2) :.

Show comments here »



 

Sunday, December 15, 2002

Last Minute Gift Idea

By the way, if you're looking for a last minute gift idea, why not try out Sudsalicious Bodyworks and get some soap or lotion for your loved ones? It's run by the big pink cookie herself and as someone who's had the pleasure to receive her lotion and soap in the past, it is great stuff. Go buy some today!

.: 61 words at 10:56 PM in Linky Love :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (2) :.

Show comments here »



 
Kitty Presents

In all the hubbub that was the anniversary celebration, I forgot to metion that Bella got a Christmas gift from Amancay's cats. It's this great cat dancer and she just loves it. She asked me to say thanks, so thanks Amancay, Teenie, Murray, and Dreama from both of us.

.: 49 words at 10:49 PM in Linky Love :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

Show comments here »



 
Shopping Sunday

Jeanna came by today and we braved Best Buy, the mall, Barnes and Noble, and Toys 'R Us to finish up our last minute gift needs. Unfortunately, the damn gift card machine at Best Buy (I need three cards from there) wasn't working so I'll either need to go over there on my lunch break or run by one day after work.

We went to the new Sephora in the mall and Jeanna was going to get me Stila's Creme Bouquet perfume, which I just fell in love with a while back. While we were there, though, she tried on Comptoir Sud Pacifique Amour de Cacao perfume. It combines vanilla (my favorite fragrance), unsweetened dark chocolate, and bitter orange. While that may not sound all that appealing it smelled so damn good on her that I was torn on which one to get. Luckily Sephora will give you little testers of fragrances so I got one of each to try this week and see which one I like best. Knowing me, I'll have her buy one and I'll buy the other.

We also found this little pick-me up sprays by Demeter in all these different scents. I liked the angelfood one alot, but the one that I really like is, I kid you not, dirt. It smells like dirt. But it smells good. Weird, huh?

Even though I am doomed and have to go brave the Best Buy lines again, I'm starting to feel Christmasy and happy. Hope everyone had a weekend as good as mine!

.: 258 words at 10:34 PM in Fish Tales :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

Show comments here »



 
Happy Holidays To Me!

I'm starting to get into the holiday spirit thanks to the CD that Carla sent me. It's got some great Christmas songs on it and I just love it. Thank you so much, Carla! You rock. :-)

.: 38 words at 10:15 PM in Linky Love :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (2) :.

Show comments here »



 

Saturday, December 14, 2002

The Most Delightful Dinner

Last night for our anniversary dinner Steven and I went to Mark's on Westheimer.

It is a converted church and absolutely beautiful. Steven and I rarely go to upscale restaurants so I was a little intimidated when we first got there, but let me tell you, we had one of our finest dates ever.

We had a nice time being out dressed up (which we just don't do much of anymore since I became queen of stay home on the weekends) and the food was to die for. Mark's Caesar Salad was so good with the yummiest little bacon bits. I had the grilled prime sirloin steak and I have never had a steak that was so good in my entire life. Steven had the five pepper crusted Scottish salmon and while he loved it, he loved my steak even more and graciously helped me eat it. :-)

After the entrees we ordered the warm chocolate cake served with a German coconut pecan icing, vanilla ice cream, and crackle fudge sauce. Yummy. Next time I want to try the peanut butter sundae with cocoa malt ice cream, chocolate crackle, and studded with handmade chocolate peanut butter cream cookies.

The prices were a bit high, but not not bad considering we had drinks and dessert as well. We have definitely found a restaurant to celebrate special occasions in. Wonder if he'd want to go there for his birthday in January? :-)

.: 240 words at 09:47 PM in Fish Tales :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (2) :.

Show comments here »



 
A Sad Story in The Gold Box

Nothing that I wanted in my Amazon.com Gold Box Offers, but I do share the story of how The Usual Suspects was ruined for me.

.: Leatherman 65070303 Tool Adapter for The Wave: I don't even know what "The Wave" is much less need a tool adaptor for it.

Read more »


.: 341 words at 07:07 PM in The Gold Box :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

Show comments here »



 

Friday, December 13, 2002

Happiness

Steven and I just exchanged gifts for our anniversary/Christmas (I got him a TiVo for his large gift and so far he opened the cruet from Williams-Sonoma and a CD; his other stuff, like the ice cream maker is waiting for Christmas) and I am so excited by what he got me - 3/8 carat diamond stud earrings. I have never owned a "real" piece of jewelry before and this things are just gorgeous! Perfect size, brilliant fire from a wonderful cut - I am so happy! Forgive me if I glow. :-) We're off pretty soon to Mark's, a restaurant down near Westheimer that neither of us have been to. I am happy and buzzing. What a wonderful anniversary!

Oh, yeah. We both almost bought the same Hallmark card (I put it back at the last second for a different one). How funny is that?

.: 146 words at 07:08 PM in Fish Tales :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (4) :.

Show comments here »



 
Happy Anniversary to Us!

Today is mine and Steven's fifth anniversary.

I still remember our first date like it was yesterday. How he called and told me he was going to be late (he's always late to everything). How handsome he looked. How I couldn't believe he asked me out. How he held my hand. How he complemented my dimple (I have one high on my left cheek). How I couldn't wait for a kiss at the end of the night.

Happy anniversay, honey. I love you.

.: 83 words at 04:28 PM in Fish Tales :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (11) :.

Show comments here »



 
I Love Good Customer Service

At this time of year especially, good customer service can seem hard to come by. That's why I was particularly pleased with my latest transaction with Amazon.

I had ordered Young Frankenstein on DVD and Andrea Bocelli's CD Cieli di Toscana. I went to check when they would be shipped and despite both having the "Usually ships in 24 hours" blurb, delivery wasn't expected to happen for eleven more days. I was thinking of giving the CD to Steven for Christmas, so needless to say, I wanted my stuff here quicker. I called their customer service line and spoke to a nice young man who upgraded me to two day shipping for free to ensure that I would get my gift.

Here's to Amazon! Way to make the customer happy!

.: 133 words at 01:15 AM in Daily Ramblings :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (4) :.

Show comments here »



 
Happy Birthday, Elaine!

Today is Elaine's birthday. Why don't you go give her some love and give her a birthday wish or two?

.: 20 words at 12:09 AM in Linky Love :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

Show comments here »



 

Thursday, December 12, 2002

Let's Get This Party Started

While I Wish, You Wish tracks birthdays, there's a whole other blog out there dedicated to only that - The Birthday Blog! Stop by and add your own birthday to the mix!

(Link courtesy of Elanie, who's birthday is tomorrow)

.: 42 words at 10:06 PM in Participation :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (4) :.

Show comments here »



 
The Skinnable Tart

The ever delectable Tart has just finished incorporating skins into her site. They are wonderful, so go take a look and play with her skin. ;-)

.: 26 words at 07:26 PM in Linky Love :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

Show comments here »



 
The Gold Box of the Day

I hadn't posted my Amazon.com Gold Box Offers in a while, so here were today's.

.: Barbie Sparkling Ice Show: once again, no kids, don't need this.

Read more »


.: 212 words at 06:29 PM in The Gold Box :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

Show comments here »



 
Thinking of You

Why is it that when I saw this I thought of her and her?

.: 15 words at 05:48 PM in Daily Ramblings :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (2) :.

Show comments here »



 
A Mooving Gift

I've mentioned Heifer International, my favorite charity, on this blog many times. They created a nifty flash movie that explains what and why you should go donate. Go take a look, would you?

.: 34 words at 05:05 PM in Participation :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

Show comments here »



 
Happy Birthday, kd!

Today is the wonderful, the talented, the amazing kd's birthday. She's a damn fine human being, so go over there and give her some birthday love.

Btw, wondering if today is the birthday of anyone in the blogger world? You can always find out over at I Wish, You Wish!

.: 51 words at 12:37 PM in Linky Love :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (2) :.

Show comments here »



 

Wednesday, December 11, 2002

Operation Santa Clause: A Call To Action

With the holidays approaching people usually like to give something to charity. While my favorite charity is Heifer International (Steven and I just donated a flock of chickens, a flock of ducks, and a share of a sheep), I wanted to bring to everyone's attention Operation Santa Claus: A Call to Action that Kim from Thymewise is heading up.

She needs your help in buying school supplies, food, and small gifts for a class of first graders that live in poverty in New York. Every little penny helps, so if you can spare a few dollars, that would really make a difference.

.: 102 words at 11:51 PM in Participation :: Link :: Pings (1) :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

Show comments here »



 
Reasons For Love #10

Every Wednesday those who are involved in a relationship with somebody share a few (simple but significant) reasons for their love. Please keep in mind that this does not have to be a romantic relationship. It can be about a parent, a sibling, a friend, a co-worker, your kid, your dog, whatever.

Stop in here to join the notify list, see who else has left their reasons, and to be added to the blogroll. Also, feel free to save the button below to your server and link it to http://www.neuroticfishbowl.com/reasons.html



I love Steven because...

  • When I mentioned my soup was a bit weak last night he evaporated part of it so it would taste better and made me another can so I wouldn't be hungry
  • He's got a surprise planned for our anniversary this Friday
  • I hurt my knee this week and he brought me ibuprofen and found a knee brace for me
  • He cuts the crust off my bread

  • When he came home I had Harry Connick, Jr.'s Come by Me on and he grabbed me for a dance
  • He paused the Rockets game and so I could cuddle on the big chair in the back with him
  • He cleans the three litterboxes that Bella has to have
  • When Bella was messing around downstairs at 4:00 am he went and got her and put her up
  • He called and asked me to lunch out of the blue
  • He's been very supportive of all of my projects

.: 321 words at 06:43 PM in Reasons For Love :: Link :: Pings (1) :: All the Voices Say... (4) :.

Show comments here »



 
It's a Group Thing XLI

In honor of The Big Lebowski, one of my all-time favorite movies today's "It's a Group Thing" term is:

A Nullity of Nihilists

.: 24 words at 06:28 PM in It's a Group Thing :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

Show comments here »



 
To Do List 121102

Got a lot of stuff to do with the holidays approaching and the launch of the new I Wish, You Wish project, so here's a list to keep me on track!

Read more »


.: 186 words at 02:58 PM in To Do Lists :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

Show comments here »



 

Tuesday, December 10, 2002

This-or-That Tuesday

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

  • Real or artificial tree?
  • Steven and I don't have a tree but my parents always had a fake one when I was growing up.

  • Real or artificial wreath?
  • Neither.

  • Open gifts on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day (or do you do another holiday such as Hannukkah)?
  • Christmas Day. Have to wait until the actual day, even if that means opening them at 12:01 am.

  • "It's A Wonderful Life" or "Miracle on 34th Street"?
  • Definitely "It's A Wonderful Life". That has got to be one of the best movies of all time bar none. I cry every time I watch it.

  • Outdoor decorations, or just indoors?
  • My parents always did both.

  • "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" or "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer"?
  • Tough choice! I'm going to say Rudolph, though.

  • Miniature lights or the larger ones?
  • The smaller ones. They seem so much prettier to me.

  • Store-bought or hand-made ornaments?
  • Store-bought. I have like $500 worth of ornaments (but no tree. Sad, huh?).

  • TV Specials: The Grinch or Charlie Brown?
  • The Grinch!

  • Will you be staying at home for the holiday, or going visiting?
  • We'll go to my parents' and Steven's parents' houses but since they are like maybe twenty minutes away, I don't think that counts as traveling.

.: 216 words at 07:40 PM in This-or-That Tuesday :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

Show comments here »



 
WTF Kind of Law Is That?

OMG. This is the most appalling idea. I think Representative Franklin is a damn nut and I hope there is no way in hell this even comes close to passing.

(Link via Nancy)

.: 34 words at 06:34 PM in Notable News :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (4) :.

Show comments here »



 
Hot Tubs O Fun!

I am now a proud member of Skittish Sims's new Bloggerville. I get to live with Mikey, Robyn, Jessica P., Suzie, and Jennypoo. Appropriately enough, our house is called Hot Tubs O Fun. Stop by and pay us a visit!

.: 46 words at 12:43 AM in Participation :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (2) :.

Show comments here »



 

Monday, December 9, 2002

Participation Positives

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

  • Mine and Steven's fifth anniversary (of our first date) is Friday
  • The new project that Shelli and I are working on, I Wish, You Wish, is really coming along well and I think it's going to take off
  • I figured out the damn redirect question that was bothering me
  • Ibocea, my EverQuest character, is almost to level 39
  • I love having a warm, purry kitty that likes to snuggle
  • I got Bruce Campbell's autobiograpy If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor and it looks simply hysterical
  • Despite being really busy, I had a pretty good day
  • I am all done with my Christmas shopping!
  • I love and am loved

.: 128 words at 10:51 PM in Participation Positives :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (2) :.

Show comments here »



 

Sunday, December 8, 2002

July Birthday?

I need someone with a July birthday to send me their information (Name, URL, wishlist URL, and birthdate) so that all the archives at I Wish, You Wish will work. Currently we have every month represented but July so that link is coming up dead. Anyone want to help me out and send me their info?

Update: I went and snagged Kelly's information. Hope she doesn't mind!

.: 67 words at 11:41 PM in Participation :: Link :: Pings (2) :: All the Voices Say... (5) :.

Show comments here »



 
How to "Cat-Proof" Your Christmas Tree

1. Buy a cardboard box big enough to hold the tree. Paint it red and yellow. Paste pictures of cats playing with toys on the box. Write phrases on the box like: "Giant very expensive cat toy." "Your cat will LOVE it!" "No cat can resist!" "Hours and hours of fun!" "Only $99,999,999.99!"

2. Bring the tree home inside the box, and round up your cats. Say, "look what mommy got you! A giant, really really expensive cat toy! You will go NUTS! I can't wait to see you play with this!"

3. Force the cats to watch you put up the tree and decorate it. If they drift off towards the cardboard box, bring them back to the tree and point at it while saying things like "you had better play with this thing, mommy spent a month's salary on it."

4. When the tree is decorated, wave some branches in their face and shout, "come on and play! Lookee here, the branches move, see? Kitty is supposed to swat at the branches and have lots and lots of fun! Hey, come back here! You come back here right now and play with this tree. See how much fun it is? HEY. I'M TALKING TO YOU. Get out of that box right now, mister. The box is NOT a toy. THIS is the toy."

If you do this with enough sincerity, your cats will avoid the tree like it was a Rottweiler. Of course, you'll be stuck with a giant ugly cardboard box in your living room all through the holidays, but it can always double as a buffet table.

(Seen at Kelly's)

.: 275 words at 09:07 PM in Entertainment Value :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (3) :.

Show comments here »



 
Sunday Recap

I played EverQuest until 6:00 this morning, so needless to say, I slept pretty darn late this afternoon.

I woke up, hit the sites I hit every day, read some e-mail, and hopped on the StairMaster. The rest of the day has been filled with Hammerhead Pool at Pogo, reading e-mail, adding people to I Wish, You Wish (everyone who sent me an e-mail has been added, so if you want to get listed, send me your info), tweaking its look, and watching the cat sleep on the floor in the cutest curled-up ball.

I am having an internal debate about what to go get for dinner (Buger and fries? Mexican food? Chicken? I just can't decide), but despite it raining out there, I am going to go soon because I'm starving. I've still got tons of things to do (expect another To Do List post soon), but it's time for some food and to watch a little TiVo.

.: 161 words at 09:05 PM in Daily Ramblings :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

Show comments here »



 
The Mostly Gold Toy Box

Mostly toys today in my Amazon.com Gold Box Offers. In other words, a lot of passing happened.

.: The Others: I already own this (remember, you can see my

Read more »


.: 234 words at 08:54 PM in The Gold Box :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

Show comments here »



 
Text Style in CSS

I saw a site recently that had, I assume in CSS, set it so that when you hovered over a link, the link was in a box with dashed borders. I have looked through a ton of CSS references and through my blogroll but I can't find how to do it anywhere. Anyone want to fill me in?

.: 58 words at 07:44 PM in I'm Looking For.... :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (3) :.

Show comments here »



 

Saturday, December 7, 2002

Weekend Update

I haven't posted much over the last few days, so here's what's going on with me.

With Christine not working with me, things are pretty busy. I actually felt like shit when I woke up Friday morning, so I took the day off. I slept until like 1:00, spending the day cuddling with the kitty since, now that she uses her box, she doesn't have to stay cooped up in the bathroom at night. I felt much better upon rising, but I've still got a nagging headache. I had killer headaches about four years ago and these kind of remind me of them. I think it's time to see the neurologist again.

Shelli had this wonderful idea and asked me to be partners on it with her. It's called I Wish, You Wish and the concept behind it is that it will be a central location for all blogger's wishlists. Birthdays will be displayed as well making it easy for you to see if there is anyone out in the blogosphere that you need to a get a gift for. Currently the design is broke and there's only a small list of people, but with the help of Wendell we plan on making it database driven and eventually even have automatted sign-ups. It should be a cool project, so be sure to keep an eye on it. Anyone have any feedback or a wishlist (pardon the pun) of features that would be useful?

I've spent the last several days completely amused by Bella. I bought some Keepsake Ornaments from Hallmark Thursday night (damn my ornament obsession!) and brought them home in this big paper bag with handles. I left it in the computer room and Bella has been having the time of her life crawling in it, jumping on it, biting the handles, and just being a complete loon. It's the funniest thing to watch her play with it.

Steven and I are going to be leaving soon to go eat some cheap, delicious Chinese food over at Chinese Cafe. I guess that means I should go get out of my robe and get dressed.

.: 355 words at 07:43 PM in Daily Ramblings :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (3) :.

Show comments here »



 
A DVD Winner in The Gold Box

Another purchase made in my Amazon.com Gold Box Offers today.

.: M*A*S*H - Season One (Collector's Edition): I was too young to really get into M*A*S*H and I don't really have any desire to do so now. Pass.

.: Stabila 24680 72" Level for Framing/Trim Carpentry with Hand Holes: I don't really do any carpentry, so going to pass on this.

.: Young Frankenstein (Special Edition): I have heard so much about this movie and from so many people that I bought it to save the extra $2.25. :-) What the hell, it's been on my wishlist so long I figured I might as well. I also bought Cieli di Toscana by Andrea Bocelli to get the free shipping. I gave this CD to my best friend Jeanna last Christmas and she loved it.

.: 137 words at 07:07 PM in The Gold Box :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

Show comments here »



 

Friday, December 6, 2002

Domain Pointing?

I need some help from someone out there with more scripting knowledge I have. I have a friend who has a domain at SWBell. He registered a new domain through 000 Domains, changed the DNS to point to SWBell, and set up a new directory for the new site. Now, the big question is how the hell do you change a .htaccess file to redirect traffic to that URL to the new subdirectory? I found some Redirect Domain Pointer code and tried it out, but nothing's happening. Anyone know what to do next? Help!

.: 95 words at 12:39 AM in I'm Looking For.... :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (5) :.

Show comments here »



 

Thursday, December 5, 2002

Misses in The Gold Box

All the items were misses in my Amazon.com Gold Box Offers today.

.: Krups 466-42 Crystal Aroma Plus Coffeemaker, Black: I don't drink coffee, so I am going to have to pass on this.

Read more »


.: 289 words at 10:16 AM in The Gold Box :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (3) :.

Show comments here »



 

Wednesday, December 4, 2002

Fuck

Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck. That's all I have to say.

.: 11 words at 03:25 PM in Fish Tales :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (7) :.

Show comments here »



 
It's a Group Thing XL

I was browsing through An Exaltation of Larks: The Ultimate Edition by James Lipton looking for today's "It's a Group Thing" term when I found one that caught my fancy. Today's term is:

A Colloid of Chemists

.: 37 words at 01:17 PM in It's a Group Thing :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

Show comments here »



 
Reasons For Love #9

Every Wednesday those who are involved in a relationship with somebody share a few (simple but significant) reasons for their love. Please keep in mind that this does not have to be a romantic relationship. It can be about a parent, a sibling, a friend, a co-worker, your kid, your dog, whatever.

Stop in here to join the notify list, see who else has left their reasons, and to be added to the blogroll. Also, feel free to save the button below to your server and link it to http://www.neuroticfishbowl.com/reasons.html



I love Steven because...

  • When Bella uses her litterbox, he coos encourgement to her and it's just so cute
  • He went to Radio Shack Sunday and picked me up The Fast and the Furious body styles for my Zip Zap
  • He kept coming into the backroom when I was playing EverQuest to kiss my ears so I would laugh
  • When we went out for dinner he told me I was beautiful
  • He's been patiently listening to me bitch about some stuff
  • He's donating money with me to Heifer International, my favorite charity, for the holidays

.: 260 words at 11:41 AM in Reasons For Love :: Link :: Pings (2) :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

Show comments here »



 
The Gold Box

Mostly items of no interest in my Amazon.com Gold Box Offers today, but the movie I was offered did give me pause.

.: Uniden 2.4GHz Cordless Speakerphone (TRU3466): it seems like all the phones in our house are crappy. Either they don't stay charged very long, they get really bad static, or something else goes wrong with them. Maybe it's time to look into getting a different one.

Read more »


.: 281 words at 10:54 AM in The Gold Box :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

Show comments here »



 

Tuesday, December 3, 2002

This-or-That Tuesday

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

  • Go out and buy gifts, or shop online/mail order?
  • Mostly online, but there are some things that I get in the store because I see it and think it's a great gift.

  • Gift cards/certificates or pick out gifts?
  • I prefer to pick out gifts, but a few people usually get gift certificates.

  • Pay cash or charge holiday gifts?
  • Usually charge. I don't like to carry that much cash on me and since most of them are bought online, that's not even an option.

  • Are most of your gifts mailed or given in person?
  • Given in person.

  • Are you an early-bird or last-minute holiday shopper?
  • Early-bird. I usually have all my shopping done by the end of the first week in December at the latest.

  • If you shop in stores...big chain stores or smaller specialty stores?
  • Usually big chain.

  • Wrap gifts yourself or have them wrapped at the store or mall?
  • I can't wrap a gift to save my life. I either beg someone to wrap them for me or pay to have it done.

  • Shopping on *Black Friday* (day after Thanksgiving)...did you or didn't you?
  • Didn't. I would never brave that insanity.

  • Is your holiday gift list large or small?
  • Relatively small.

  • Is it better to give or to receive?
  • If it's a good gift - receive! I do love to give presents, though.

.: 230 words at 09:16 PM in This-or-That Tuesday :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

Show comments here »



 
Help For Visitors From Google

Thanks to the girls (and guys) over at Scripty Goddess, I found this great little tool, MT RefSearch.

Basically, by adding a php include to your site, people from Google are presented with links to the entries that contain the text they are looking for. It takes a little bit of configuring, but it's super easy to do and very quick to implement.

You can see it in action by going here and clicking on this first link.

Eliot did an excellent job on this and I commend him highly. =)

.: 93 words at 06:07 PM in Geeky Things :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (4) :.

Show comments here »



 
Hypothetical Question

I have a hypothetical for you people out there. Let's say I know someone who has a hacked satellite card (and no, it's really not me). Let's say they were interested in getting a TiVo. They are worried that, somehow, they will get caught having a hacked satellite card; that somehow TiVo would pass that information on. I say that they can't get caught. Anyone know?

.: 67 words at 05:56 PM in Daily Ramblings :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (2) :.

Show comments here »



 

Monday, December 2, 2002

Sending Some Love

I just wanted to take a minute and let Christine know that I love her and I'm sorry about what happened to her today. The office is not going to be the same. :-(

.: 34 words at 04:53 PM in Fish Tales :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

Show comments here »



 

Sunday, December 1, 2002

Holiday Catching Up

Wow. I can't believe that it's time to go back to work already. I figured since I didn't post much these last few days, I'd give a quick recap of all that's happened or been going on.

  • It appears that Bella has finally decided/learned what her litterbox is for. For the last five days or so, she's used her litterbox to both pee and poo at least a dozen times and all of them have been without us having to put her in the box repeatedly. She's actually seeking out the box and going on her own. Steven and I are so proud of her and it's definitely given me something else to be thankful for.
  • I have gotten the majority of my Christmas shopping done thanks to Amazon.com and only have a few people who are causing me to throw my hands in the air because I have no idea what to get them
  • I leveled up Ibocea, my EverQuest character, up to level 35. Go, me!
  • I had a great time with both my family and Steven's family on both of our Thanksgivings
  • Steven and I watched most of The Fast and the Furious with my family on Saturday which made me want to get the body kits for my Zip Zap car. I called the Radio Shack around the corner and they had some. Steven was sweet enough to go over there when he went grocery shopping this afternoon, so now I can make my car all bad ass like the ones in the movie. Woot!
  • I had helped my manager sell some stuff on Ebay and I am so excited for him because the guitar that he sold and was hoping to get $250 at most actually ended up selling for $600

I've got some stuff that has to be out by the end of the day on Monday, so I'm expecting the first day back after Thanksgiving to be pretty busy. I got a ton of sleep and relaxed a lot over this holiday, so I feel ready for it. I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday and are ready for tomorrow!

.: 357 words at 10:08 PM in Fish Tales :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

Show comments here »



 
Today's Gold Box

I contemplated buying a few items in my Amazon.com Gold Box Offers today, but ultimately passed on everything.

.: Pfaltzgraff Summer Breeze 4-Piece Stoneware Place Setting: kind of a cute pattern, but it didn't really catch my eye.

Read more »


.: 313 words at 06:28 PM in The Gold Box :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

Show comments here »



 
 

Copyright © 2002 Kymberlie McGuire, All Rights Reserved.

The Neurotic Fishbowl

On August 6, 2005 I will be blogging every half hour for twenty-four hours straight as a participant in Blogathon to raise money for Heifer International. Please go here to sponsor me. For every $5.00 you pledge, your name will go into a drawing for a complete set of my Burn It mix CDs, four CDs in total.

Goal: $500
Amount Raised: $390 + $30 more dollars from Ken = $420

Thanks to my wonderful sponsors:
.: Mac
.: Laurence
.: Wendy
.: Howard
.: Mie
.: Elaine
.: Ealasaid
.: Elke
.: Kristine
.: Ken
.: Luka
.: Brenna
.: Don
.: Groovehouse
.: Karel
.: Shawn
.: Lilith
.: Terry
.: Laura
.: Jaime
.: Heather
.: Katie
.: Steve T

Be like these cool kids and sponsor me!




.: The Fishbowl Home

.: Skin The Site

.: BiblioBlog: My Reading Blog
.: Changes - Turning a New Leaf: My Fitness/Exercise Blog
.: Picture Fish: My Photolog
.: Stampin' Fish: My Rubber Stamping Blog
.: Neurotic Fishbowl Moblog: My PhoneCam Blog
.: My Flickr Photos



Want a free iPod? Or how about a free Dell Dimension 3000, a free flat screen monitor or TV, a free TiVo, or a free designer handbag? All you have to do is sign up, complete an offer, and get some friends to do the same. Here's proof that I received a free iPod. I've also received a free Coach handbag, an iPod Shuffle, an iPod Photo, and a free flat screen television.

I've started a line for people to place their link here for any of the Gratis Network sites. Send me your link an e-mail (be sure to change the AT and DOT) and I'll place you here for a week (special consideration given to friends and people who completed an offer for me). If you would like your link to stay longer, click the PayPal button below and donate $10 for each week that you want your site to be linked.

- My FreeiPodNanos.com link
- My FreeDesktopPC.com link
- My FreeMiniMacs.com link
- My FreeGamingSystems.com link
- My FreePSPs.com link
- Amancay's link: FreeiPodShuffle.com
- Erika's link: FreeiPods.com
- Mike's link: FreePhotoiPods.com
- Russell's link: FreeFlatScreen.com
- Promo's link: FreeHandbags.com
- My PVPs4Free.com link
- My Cameras4Free.com link
- My DS4Free.com (Nintendo DS) link
- My iPodShuffles4Free.com link
- Promo's link: MP3Players4Free.com


Bloginess

December 2010
S M T W T F S



1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31

.: 2005: j.f.m.a.m.j.j.a.s.o.n.d.
.: 2004: j.f.m.a.m.j.j.a.s.o.n.d.
.: 2003: j.f.m.a.m.j.j.a.s.o.n.d.
.: 2002: j.f.m.a.m.j.j.a.s.o.n.d.
.: Complete Archives
.: List of MT Plugins Used
.: When Do I Most Frequently Blog?


.: Total Pings - 506
.: Total Entries - 2505
.: Total Comments - 7027
.: Total Word Count in MT Entries -


.: On This Day in...
2003:
- "Paint it Red"
2002:
- "MTBlogTimes"
- ""Stardestroyers in Sector Four!""


.: Recent Comments
» Show Recent Comments


.: Comment Leaders
» Show Comment Leaders


» Show This Month's Comment Leaders