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Friday, February 28, 2003

Unhappiness

I am unhappy in so many areas in my life right now. I hope that everyone's right and it's just because it's been a really shitty February, but things have got to start getting better soon. I can't take this much longer.

.: 42 words at 06:11 PM in Fish Tales :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (17) :.

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Operation TROOPtrax

Michelle has come up with a great idea: Operation TROOPtrax.

The idea is to collect money and send CDs, comic books, and magazines to the men and women serving overseas. It's a great idea and one that I think our military would really appreciate.

Even if you don't support the war, you should support the troops, so go give a few dollars.

.: 63 words at 12:44 PM in Participation :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

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Refund City

Woo hoo! I just checked my bank account and my tax refund hit. Yeah! Today's payday too. Wish I didn't have to pay bills and could have a shopping spree!

.: 30 words at 12:10 AM in Fish Tales :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

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Thursday, February 27, 2003

Survivor Losers

I'm watching tonight's TiVo and I must say these men are completely pathetic. They're in the middle of the Amazon, trying to win a game, and all they can talk about are how hot the chicks are. Have these guys ever gotten laid? Jeez. Grow up!

.: 46 words at 10:16 PM in Media Consumption :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

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Better Day

Today was a better day than I thought it would be. We launched one site without any major hitches, launched a bunch of functionality for another site, and the site we launched yesterday required a lot of changes (mostly text and some stuff that was questionable as to scope) that we've almost completed and should have done tomorrow.

I've been feeling very bleak about where we are project-wise, but with these launches and the new intern (who's working for free! Poor lad!), I think we may be better off than I thought. Of course, every time I think that it tends to be wrong, but I'll be optimistic and say it's true this time.

At least it's almost Friday. This week has seemed endless and I swear this morning I thought it was Tuesday. *shudder* That would have been really bad.

If I could get rid of this headache that I've had all day, things would definitely be better. Go away, headache! Shoo!

.: 163 words at 08:37 PM in Fish Tales :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2003

Reasons For Love #20

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 Erika because...

  • She's addicted to blogs just like me
  • She has the most delicious design skills and I am always in awe of her and wish I could design as well
  • I love reading her blog and a bad day at work can always be made better by a post from her
  • She's an amazing woman who does such wonderful, import work with kids, something that leaves me in awe of her
  • She's just so snazzy!

.: 242 words at 10:24 PM in Reasons For Love :: Link :: Pings (1) :: All the Voices Say... (2) :.

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Attention Heather

Heather, I was working on your skins when your site went down. I'm not sure what the problem is, but I can't get your FTP to connect, your MT login to come up, or your blog to load. I don't think it had anything to do with me, but I'll keep trying to get in. I will be online for a while, so try reaching me at kymberlie_mcguire@hotmail.com on MSN.

.: 71 words at 07:52 PM in Fish Tales :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

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Just an FYI...

I added a little countdown counter to the sidebar to show you how many days left until my rapidly approaching birthday. I know; I'm shameless. ;-)

.: 26 words at 04:07 PM in Geeky Things :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (5) :.

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Thought For the Day

If today gets any better, by noon I should be rolling in glass!


(Quote courtesy of Will & Grace)

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Tuesday, February 25, 2003

What a Day

As you may or may not know, I work at a web development company as a project manager. I've got three sites that are supposed to launch tomorrow. Oy.

I'm also exhausted due to a large thunderstorm we had last night. Around 4:30 there was thunder and lightning the likes of which I've rarely seen. I was reminded of Poltergeist when the little boy was counting how far the storm was before he got attacked by the tree.

I'm still at work, but ready to go home and relax, maybe take a hot bath. Aunt Flo's getting ready to visit, so needless to say, I'm feeling kind of crappy. Calgon, take me away!

.: 113 words at 07:16 PM in Fish Tales :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (5) :.

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Monday, February 24, 2003

Participation Positives

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

  • Bella came and got in the chair with me for a hug (she puts her paws around your neck and kneads. It's so cute!)
  • I've been StairMastering like crazy at very high levels and I'm proud of myself
  • I finally got smilies in my comments and it was super easy to do
  • My wireless mouse and keyboard that I won was finally delivered last week
  • My mom's going to record Ringu and Battle Royale to DVD for me so I can finally watch them
  • I can't wait to participate and get my CDs in Alison’s First Ever Supa-Cool Fitness/Diet Blogger Workout CD Swap
  • I cleared almost everything off of the TiVo (a silly thing for a positive, but we had like 80 hours of stuff on there)
  • I dinged another level in EverQuest
  • I love and am loved

.: 153 words at 10:14 PM in Participation :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (2) :.

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Animal Smilies

Someone who's site I visited recently had some really cute animal smilies and I commented that I would love to come borrow them if I ever got smilies up. Now I've got smilies up and I have no idea who's site I was on. They had penguins and snails. Anyone know?

.: 51 words at 07:26 PM in I'm Looking For.... :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

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Smilies - The Easy Way

Thanks to the easiest script ever, I installed smilies in my comments in under five minutes. No writing long code to get the images to come up. No long line of messy images all across the bottom - they come up in a neat little palette!

I've got a few tweaks I want to make and some other smilies to add, but if you want to put smilies on your own blog, go learn how here.

Update: I've now added Bran's extra special, super cool smilies.

.: 87 words at 06:11 PM in Geeky Things :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (3) :.

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Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fourteenth Annual Collection

There's a new review up over at BiblioBlog of Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fourteenth Annual Collection. Go take a peek and read it.

.: 26 words at 01:24 AM in BiblioBlog Updates :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

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Sunday, February 23, 2003

Workout CD

This is late considering sign-ups end tomorrow, but if you want some good music to workout to, go join Alison's First Ever Supa-Cool Fitness/Diet Blogger Workout CD Swap.

Basically, you make four copies of a mix CD, keep one for yourself, and send out the others to other bloggers. Sounds like a great way to get some good music to me!

.: 62 words at 05:59 PM in Participation :: Link :: Pings (1) :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

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Saturday, February 22, 2003

DVD in The Gold Box

I was checking out my Amazon.com Gold Box Offers today when I was presented with a DVD that I feel is essential to any collection - Trading Places.

How can you not love this movie? It was about $15 so I jumped at the chance to add it to my DVD collection.

.: 54 words at 04:59 PM in The Gold Box :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

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Frailty

As some of you may have noticed, I have a DVD collection of well over a hundred movies. What you probably don't know is that after I buy most of them, I don't even watch them. Strange, huh?

Anyway, Steven fell asleep on the couch last night so I popped in one of the movies that I have really wanted to watch - Frailty, a movie about a father who sees demons and teaches his kids how to destroy them. One of the kids sees his dad commiting murder and one sees him dispatching demons which leads to a struggle of what is truly reality.

All in all, I quite liked it. The ending was not impossible to guess, but I thought it was done very well and I really liked the idea behind it. The two kids who played Fenton and Adam were great. Rarely does a movie like this get kids this good. Bill Paxton directed it (it was shot in just 37 days) and I thought he did a good job since he has directed a film in almost twenty years. I would have liked it a little more suspenseful, but I still recommend it.

Anyone else seen it? What did you think?

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Friday, February 21, 2003

Doom

The sounds I'm hearing in my head sound a bit like crashing and burning. Help.

.: 15 words at 10:52 AM in Daily Ramblings :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (3) :.

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Thursday, February 20, 2003

Freaking Myself Out

I just managed to completely freak myself out by reading Nicole's posts in her category Spirited. They aren't incredibly scary or anything, but for some reason, I started getting a little weirded out by them. Maybe because Steven won't be home until after midnight. Glad the cat's here with me!

Btw, I will be guest postuing over there while lucky Ms. Nicole is in Paris. Have fun, Nicole!

.: 69 words at 07:42 PM in Fish Tales :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

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Blogging For a Cure

Several years ago I found a site called United Devices. They ask you to volunteer your PC to help process molecular research being conducted by the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oxford in England and the National Foundation for Cancer Research. To participate, you simply download a very small, no cost, non-invasive software program that works like a screensaver: it runs when your computer isn't being used, and processes research until you need your machine. Your computer never leaves your desk, and the project never interrupts your usual PC use.

There is no cost to participate and no impact on your computer use. The project software cannot detect or transfer anything on your machine but project-specific information. It just allows your computer to screen molecules that may be developed into drugs to fight cancer. Each individual computer analyzes a few molecules and then sends the results back over the Internet for further research. This project is anticipated to be the largest computational chemistry project ever undertaken and represents a genuine hope to find a better way to fight cancer.

You can download the agent here and read the FAQ here.

If you do decide to join, I have created a team called Blogging For a Cure. Please sign up for the team after you join. If you dedcide to become a team member e-mail me your username at UD (so I can tell who you are) and site info and I'll add you to the blogroll.

This is an easy, free way to help fight cancer, so please add your computer's resources to the project.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Reasons For Love #19

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...

  • I had so much fun watching the World Series of Poker and talking card strategy with him
  • We just had a forty-five minute phone conversation (a rarity) and I enjoyed every minute of it, even when he was putting his foot in his mouth
  • He's been very helpful and encouraging of my weight loss efforts
  • He's always honest with me
  • He loves me no matter what

.: 234 words at 07:11 PM in Reasons For Love :: Link :: Pings (1) :: All the Voices Say... (1) :.

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It's a Group Thing L

Just because it sounded so fun and cool today's "It's a Group Thing" term is:

A Boo! of Teratologists (teratology is the biological study of monsters)

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BiblioBlog Fixed

After erasing my sidebar at BiblioBlog when I upgraded my MT, it's now back to normal and I even added a few things like a random review and some more links. Go take a peek if you're a reader (or even if you're not).

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Tuesday, February 18, 2003

Deal Me In!

This is too awesome! Steven came home, turned on the tv, and The World Series of Poker was on! That rocks! I love watching this!

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Woo Hoo!

Woo hoo! The poker account is over $200 and my wireless keyboard and mouse finally came in today.

.: 18 words at 09:39 PM in Daily Ramblings :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

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Monday, February 17, 2003

MT Upgrade Almost Flawless

Well, I upgraded Movable Type 2.62 and the upgrade was near flawless. I say near flawless because I gave my sidebar and my sidebar info files the same template name over at BiblioBlog, thus overwriting all of the sidebar information I had so carefully crafted.

If by any chance you go over there and see all the correct info (currently you'll see multiple calendars. Obviously not the right info), do me a favor and send the html pretty please. :-)

Otherwise, painless upgrade and all should be functioning properly. Please send me an e-mail if you notice anything wonky.

Update: It seems to be taking a long time processing comments. Anyone else have the Scripty Goddess Subscribe to Comments on their site having the same issue?

.: 127 words at 07:23 PM in Geeky Things :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (2) :.

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TiVo Problems

In September I upgraded my TiVo and have had absolutely no problems with it until this past week. Lately there is a problem with the saved shows having "skipping" in the sound.

The biggest problem, however, has been that the TiVo freezes up and I have to restart it by unplugging the power cord. It's missed several shows and when I checked the Recording History notes it says it was because the TiVo was either unplugged or the power was off. Btw, when restarting, it does the same skipping (think jerky play) during the TiVo intro.

The hard drive is probably pretty full, so I was wondering if maybe it's a bad hard drive issue. Has anyone else encountered this? It's a huge issue, so any help at all would be appreciated. I know several people who drop by here have units too.

FYI, the unit is about two years old.

.: 151 words at 06:18 PM in I'm Looking For.... :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (15) :.

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UPS Man, Where Are You?

Where the hell is the UPS man? I want my wireless keyboard and mouse! Figures that getting a prize delivered would be a Herculean task.

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Sunday, February 16, 2003

Trading Spaces

I saw my first Trading Spaces today and I quite enjoyed it. It was the episode where the kid's room was turned into an outdoor adventure complete with a rock climbing wall and tent and the other couple's bedroom was turned into a romantic meditative space with a hanging bed.

I really thought the couple was going to hate what was done to their bedroom but they did seem to like it. All that orange would probably quickly get on my nerves.

It's definitely a cool idea, but I don't know if I could get behind letting my neighbors loose in my house to redecorate a room.

.: 107 words at 06:06 PM in Media Consumption :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (11) :.

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The Return of The Gold Box

I hadn't posted my Amazon.com Gold Box Offers in quite some time, so I thought I'd share them even though I didn't buy anything.

.: Hoover F5866-900 SteamVac Deluxe Carpet Cleaner: we're not in the market for a vacuum, so pass.

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Kitty Problem

I posted on Friday that Bella wasn't feeling well after going to the vet and getting four (it was four, not three) shots.

It's been a couple of days now and she's still pissy if anyone picks her up (she was never like this before) and while she's using her box, she's also peeing in the floor, one time right in front of Steven.

I'm planning on calling the vet tomorrow and telling them about all of this, but I thought I'd ask and see if any of my readers might now if this is normal behavior or not. I miss my sweet kitty. :-(

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Saturday, February 15, 2003

Yummy!

We just made our reservations for dinner at The Old San Francisco tonight. I love that place. Big blocks of cheese at your table, yummy steaks, and a girl on a swing. Good times.

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$25 More Dollars

Woo hoo! Another first place finish in a poker tournament and another $25 in my account. I've been playing so good lately!

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Friday, February 14, 2003

Poor Bella

My poor Belly Girl (as I like to call Isabella AKA Bella, our cat) had to go to the vet today for a check-up and she got three different shots. She was pissy as soon as we got home, took a giant dump in front of the door, and now hasn't moved for hours. I think the shots made her feel really bad. Poor kitty. :-(

.: 66 words at 10:43 PM in Kitty Tales :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (0) :.

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Wonderful Friday

It's been such a great day, I just have to share some of the things that have made me happy:

  • I reached UPS and they are delivering the Logitech Cordless iTouch Keyboard with Cordless Mouse I won last month to me at work on Monday (it's been stuck in transit due to some weird happenings)
  • I won God Shaped Hole from Robyn's GiveAway Page
  • I have beautiful red roses sitting next to my monitor
  • I can't wait to go on my spa day courtesy of Steven
  • I won $25 in a poker tournament tonight
  • We're going to Chinese Cafe (the one on Bellaire) and watching My Big Fat Greek Wedding later tonight
  • My tax return was finally accepted after making a mistake in the electronic signature the first time (Oops!) so I should get my refund soon
  • And last but not least, I got tons of people wishing me happy Valentine's Day and making me a happy Fishgirl

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What a Gift!

I just got back from lunch with my wonderful boyfriend. He gave me my Valentine's Day gift and he certainly was right about me liking it! He gave me a "Get Away Day" package from Derma Technique Day Spa.

They didn't put on the gift certificate what all is included, but it's definitely got a manicure, pedicure, massage, and facial. It takes like five hours to do the whole thing, so I will take a day off from work (probably a Friday) and pamper myself silly! My birthday's in about a month, so that might be a perfect time to do that.

He did so good on this gift. I am a lucky, lucky girl. :-)

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Happy Valentine's Day!

It's Valentine's Day, so here's a mushy post from me to you:

I love all my readers and I hope you each have a wonderful Valentine's Day! Lots of smooches, chocolate, and roses for everyone!

*smooch* *smooch* *smooch* *smooch*

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Thursday, February 13, 2003

Just Stuff

My Valentine's Day started a little early with roses tonight from Steven, the sweetie. He says I'm going to love my gift, so I can't wait for tomorrow.

I watched the first episode of Survivor: Amazon tonight. I've watched a few episodes of the one that had the cute Texan guy on it, but that's about it. I must say I was really impressed with the show tonight and have set a season pass. The immunity challenge in particular had me in a state of disbelief. How do you blow a three minute lead like that (left vague on purpose so as not to spoil anything)?

Movable Type 2.6 is now out, but I think I'll wait a few days to upgrade since another release always follows right away. :-)

In other news, Kristine has moved her awesome MT Plugin Directory to new digs. It looks awesome and is bound to be as helpful as ever.

I'm glad it's almost Friday. Tomorrow night is yummy Chinese food at Chinese Cafe. I've been trying to get there for a month and other things just keep getting in the way, but tomorrow it's come hell or high water.

Happy almost Friday and Valentine's Day, everyone!

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Wednesday, February 12, 2003

Girl's Night Out

I got a phone call today from Jeanna and the first words out of her mouth were, "I need alcohol. Let's go out tonight instead of tomorrow."

I was having what was shaping up to be a shitty day (side note: there is nothing better than having a day that looks like it's going to end in death and bloodshed actually turn out great) so I readily agreed.

We ended up just wandering around the mall for a while and then going to dinner at Red Lobster but, as always, I had the greatest time hanging out with her. We laughed, we called people jack monkeys, we sang along to old ballads, we discussed books, and just talked about whatever random thing happened across our minds.

Isn't it wonderful to have a best friend?

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Reasons For Love #18

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 asked him what he wanted to do for Valentine's Day he said, "Whatever you want to do, honey." :-)
  • He's going with me to lunch twice this week even though he's super busy
  • He's been extremely sympathic about a issue that's been bugging me for the last few days
  • After a particularly stressful day yesterday he rubbed my neck and shoulders
  • He offered to split Bella's insurance costs with me (Yes, I'm insuring the cat. Call me crazy.)
  • He takes care of me and the kitty and the fish

.: 259 words at 11:28 PM in Reasons For Love :: Link :: Pings (3) :: All the Voices Say... (2) :.

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It's a Group Thing IL

In honor of my bestest friend in the whole world, Jeanna, today's "It's a Group Thing" term is:

A Paddling of Ducks (applied to ducks only if they're in the water)

(She knows why this is dedicated to her. Duck!)

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Congratulations, Mom!

My mom got the job that she interviewed for. Yeah, Mom! I am so proud of you. Congrats!

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Tuesday, February 11, 2003

Decision Made

We went to Cingular (my cellular provider) to see what deals they might have going on since they're in the same parking lot of the gym anyway.

They didn't have any of the cool phones that I mentioned before. They have some kind of a new network coming online this year and they should have all those types of phones later. I wasn't going to get anything, but they made me an offer I couldn't refuse.

Basically, I signed another year contract at my current plan and got a Motorola 120T (mine is a pretty silver and blue with the little Cingular guy on it, not that ugly black) for free that I can use as a trade in when the new phones come in.

It's not the phone that I want, but I can trade up for one later and not have to change my phone number. Plus, I still get a Valentine's Day gift. ;-)

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Messenger Pop-Ups

Lately I have been inundated with pop-up windows sent through the built in messenger service in Windows. I get more and more pissed every time I see one, so I did a quick Google search which returned an article that shows, in a few simple steps, how to disable them. I offer it here to help you rid the world of evil messenger pop-ups: Block Webpopup Spam Advertisements aka Messenger Spam.

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Decisions, Decisions

The boyfriend just offered to buy me one of those really expensive phones (like this one for example) that I have been drooling over for a while as a Valentine's Day gift.

Now, I don't really *need* one of those phones. I could use that money to pay off some bills instead. But what fun is that? Be responsible or get a cool phone. Be responsible or get a cool phone. Decisions, decisions.

Update: okay, the link really does go to a phone now. Go see what I'm talking about.

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Monday, February 10, 2003

Participation Positives

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

  • Steven and I had the most wonderful Friday night, just the two of us, and we had a great time out with friends on Saturday
  • I've been StairMastering like crazy at very high levels and I'm proud of myself
  • I adore the new Valentine's Day skin I made
  • This week is Valentine's Day!
  • Jeanna and I are planning on getting together this week.
  • I finally figured out how to log on to EverQuest
  • My petition for a last name on EverQuest was accepted and now I am Ibocea Illuminatra!

  • I love and am loved

.: 109 words at 11:10 PM in Participation Positives :: Link :: Pings (0) :: All the Voices Say... (2) :.

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Time is Relative

Thanks to having a TiVo near the StairMaster I have a nifty little equation for you:

40 minutes on the StairMaster = 1 hour of television minus commercials

Nice to see that I save a third of my time by using TiVo.

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EverQuest Problem Solved

I finally figured out what to do to enter my pre-paid game card on EverQuest.

When you get the two options for payment subscriptions, you have to pick one of those and then pick "Use game card" out of the checkboxes. I thought game card was its own category. Doh! At least the problem is solved.

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EverQuest Help

Oh, yes, I forgot to mention that this weekend I attempted to play EverQuest for the first time since approximately Christmas.

Not surprisingly, my account (paid via three month game card) has expired. When I went to enter in the game card number, I couldn't find the option to pay via card. The only things I could find were to pay by the monthly service.

Anyone know how to enter a pre-paid card? I'm stumped.

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Sunday, February 9, 2003

Blog Free Weekend

For whatever reason, I just didn't feel much like blogging this weekend.

Friday night was a night of drunken revelry with my sweetiepie followed up with lots of TiVo watching. Nothing too exciting, but I was a happy chica and that's what really counts.

Saturday was spent mostly playing Zeus, Master of Olympus and a few poker tournaments (I placed in all of them, I believe). We had some friends come over so there was more drinking, dinner at a Mexican restaurant, homemade "Serious" Vanilla Ice Cream, Panic Room on DVD, more TiVo watching, and more Zeus playing.

Big surprise, but today was pretty much the same thing over again. Sometimes it's just good to not worry about anything and just play video games. Know what I mean?

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Friday, February 7, 2003

Bikini Karate Babes!

Some days, I really love my co-workers. It was kind of a slow Friday afternoon, so when everyone started clustering around one of the guy's desk, I went over to take a look (keep in mind we work in an open environment. Ten people, no cubes, no walls).

It was then that we were introduced to the most glorious fighting game ever - Bikini Karate Babes! Think Mortal Kombat except with chicks with giant boobs in bikinis. It's great!

When Aphrodite (or was it Venus?) shot flames out of her boobs, we were impressed. We laughed hysterically when Venus took her top off and used it to pop TeinWen. You must try it yourself.

Fighting games and boobs. What more could you want?

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Love To Love You, Baby

Inspired by the ever-talented Kristine and given the perfect image by the pin-up queen Robyn, I've created a lovely Valentine's Day skin. It's got a little bit of skin to it to be just the tiniest bit naughty. Enjoy!

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Thursday, February 6, 2003

Oh, Mickey Usted es Tan Fino!

When I ripped my Chicago soundtrack this week, it marked the first time I've used my CD drive to rip a CD on this computer.

I was amazed at how fast it ripped, so I decided to do something I've always wanted to do - rip all my CDs into mp3 files. While doing, this I've come across tons of CDs that I'd completely forgotten about and in many cases, never even opened.

One of those was Living In Oblivion : The 80's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 which contains "Mickey" by Toni Basil in Spanish! I had to share it with you, so right click and save here to hear it.

(Btw, if the Spanish in the title sucks, blame Babel Fish. I haven't been in a Spanish class for ten years.)

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Wednesday, February 5, 2003

Ubercool Lunchboxes

If you read my post today at Changes - Turning a New Leaf about buying a new lunchbox, you already know that I am the proud new owner of an Army of Darkness lunchbox that came with a set of Evil Dead shotglasses.

While looking for that little gem, I found the coolest lunch box ever, which I too now own. It's a Mexican Day of the Dead metal lunchbox. It's got capering skeletons and demons along the sides. What else could you possibly want out of a lunchbox?

I never got the lunchbox collection thing before, but these were far too cool to pass up. My snacks will be traveling in style!

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Reasons For Love #17

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.

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I love Steven because...

  • I've started eating five small meals a day and he prepares my two mini meals for me. One was an orange, and when I went to get it, I noticed he had even peeled it for me.
  • When we were at CostCo yesterday, he bought me two dozen of the most beautiful yellow roses.
  • This morning when I was leaving for work, he picked Bella up and was holding her so I got to kiss both my babies bye together, making me feel so happy.
  • He thinks going to Austin SXSW weekend sounds like fun and wants to go with me
  • He's being really encouraging about some stuff
  • When I'm weird and goofy he thinks it's cute

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It's a Group Thing XLVIII

I really love some of the bird terms that can be found in An Exaltation of Larks: The Ultimate Edition by James Lipton. With that in mind, today's "It's a Group Thing" term is:

A Murmuration of Starlings

For those of you who missed what this is all about, each week I will feature a term for groups of things from An Exaltation of Larks: The Ultimate Edition by James Lipton. I found the book really interesting and wanted to share it with everyone.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2003

New Download - Cell Block Tango

I can't believe I didn't think of doing this before, but since I keep going on and on about the Chicago soundtrack, I decided to give you a little taste.

"Cell Block Tango," one of my favorite pieces from the film, is now the current mp3 download in my sidebar. Look under Music Selections to find it. Enjoy!

Update: For all people coming to this page from a search engine, click on the main index link at the top and then look towards the bottom of the sidebar for Music Selections.

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A Touching Tribute

A touching tribute to the heroes of Columbia. I cried most of the way through it.

(Link courtesy of GeekGrrl)

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Good Luck, Mom!

I almost forgot, but my mom has a job interview in eight hours. Good luck, Mom! I know you'll knock 'em dead! I love you!

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Valentine's Skin

Kristine was talking about her new gorgeous Valentine's Day skin which reminded me to tell everyone that there is a Valentine's Day skin here too. It was the first skin I made right after I started blogging.

I would love to do a light, pink girly skin, but I don't know if I'll have time before V-Day, especially since I'm currently working on another one. :-)

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Monday, February 3, 2003

Today

Today was one of those days. You know those days where everything is screwed up?

It started out with me oversleeping then getting to work only to find out that I have a client meeting in a few hours (surprise!) for a new client, so that's like skipping ten steps in how we're supposed to do things. It progressed to weird client expectations (lady, that is so not in your scope) and projects that are doomed. We're supposed to have dance class tonight, but I don't feel like going. I'd rather sit here and do nothing.

At least the day is over. Kind of making it hard to come up with my Participation Positives!

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Sunday, February 2, 2003

Lovely Sunday

I've been sitting around not doing anything today except playing Zeus: Master of Olympus and its expansion pack, Poseidon. I can't remember why I stopped playing these games. They are so fun.

Steven and I had dinner last night with my brother, his girlfriend, her sister, and two of their friends. Fun time, but I had way too much to drink. At least I didn't get sick. :-)

I guess it's just about time to go back to work. Pity.

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Saturday, February 1, 2003

My Heart Goes Out

My heart goes out to all involved with the Columbia tragedy. How sad and terrible. My thoughts are with you all.

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