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November 7th, 2006

House

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In the process of buying a house (I feel so old and worldly). It is in fact the tiniest house imaginable. 800 square feet (of heated space) if you are feeling generous that day. But at least it will be ours and we won't be watching all the rent money just disappear. Good points: has a floored attic so lots of stuff can go up there, big lovely backyard with space for a shed, lots of windows, good part of town. Bad points: space, the pink tile in the bathroom, and the exterior front. It's never going to win cutest house in town :-) But I think it can be worked with. And the price was definitely right. Now if only the loan didn't take a -month- to process.

Saw Daniel in Pirates of Penzance. The boy looks a little piratey on -normal- days.

Working on Search Engine class (rewriting all my handouts from last time as I realize they were terrible. and more importantly, deathly boring)

Started putting some books up on Bookmooch. Must get rid of at least some books before moving. I may be making furniture out of books to make them fit in the place.

September 15th, 2006

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This afternoon I'm off to take pictures of my brother strutting down Devine street dressed as Cruella DeVil. His high school has a parade every year before homecoming, and this year the theme is Disney movies. See what happens when you are the only guy to show up at the planning meeting. Told my boss that was why I was taking off work early too :-)

He gets to play a Jack Sparrow-alike for the 2 minute preview before the Drama's Pirates of Penzance (sp?) production. Seems he got the can't sing genes like the rest of us, so they won't let him in the real show :-)


Saw Stephen Abram, Jenny Levine, and Michael Stephens speak at our Tech Institute hosted by the State Library. Always fun to meet and see library celebraties. Pictures here

August 21st, 2006

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oooh, I've never sunburned the -back of my hands- before. New low even for me. That along w/ the tops of my feet, face, and large portions of my legs have me limping along today. Wouldn't be so bad if I could wear pjs to work. No worries, I'll get my just desserts today though. Off to the dermatologist this afternoon who better scold me for getting sunburned :-) Being out on a boat at the lake this weekend was almost worth it though. Kind of depressing though, b/c the scenery is nothing but million dollar homes being built around the shore. Huge monstrosities instead of nice forested shoreline.

August 15th, 2006

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You know you are old when you get a blender for your birthday and you are a) excited about it b) not embarrassed at the alcohol/mixed drink connotation around your parents c) glad it matches your Red Kitchenaid Mixer :-)

Of course, I also drove to Newberry to get the one video game I 'had to have' for my birthday as well. Disgaea is getting hard to find. GameStop just upped the used price from $44 to $65 but Newberry a) hadn't realized that yet and b) had the only copy in 50 miles that had a book and the orginal cover art. Of course, they also had a wonderful used anime section. Expensive trip.

With Lee gone for work, I may have to step into a Blockbuster for the first time in ages. I used to wear nice pj bottoms to Blockbuster at night sometimes, but Netflix I can choose movies nekkid, and only have to dress well enough for a dash to the mailbox :-)

July 10th, 2006

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Pirates was a fun movie, although my derriere certainly recognized that it was a trifle too long. Movie made even cuter by the fact that it was mom who insisted on going opening night. :-) I guess I should be embarrassed at a 50+woman excited by this, but I think its great!

Saw a couple I knew in college, complete with child I didn't know they had. Where has the time gone?

Ate at the Beacon this weekend, which was tasty if fattening. Their onion rings are fantastic, as you can actually see and taste the onion rather than just breading. A bit intimidating experience though, as they -expect- you to be ready by the time you reach the caller. As in the person who screams out your order in Beacon-lingo. I don't know how he does it for hours at a time.

Gave Daniel our 2nd computer that had been sitting around collecting dust as a late 16th B-day present. I don't think he minded it being late :-) Poor guy has had to live with a very old hand-me-down for years. Not the top of the line computer, but now he can at least play some video games.

Speaking of, been playing Syberia II, just bought the first one but I think I'll keep playing the second one now. It is -very- pretty but actually a little mindless. Its almost too easy, and I don't like the voice acting.

June 21st, 2006

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Stolen from gwynraven. My faux-philosophy for the day.

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May 10th, 2006

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Gotta love Confederate Memorial Day, the holiday only state employees get due to massive political weirdness. Nice to have a day off in the middle of the week, not so nice to have feuding cats to deal with. :-) Off to go find summer work clothes I hope.

April 10th, 2006

Unhappy kitties

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Dante is unhappy being stuck in the bedroom and has eaten about as much Sat and Sunday as Iria does all week. Iria is mad at this intrusion into her world, has spent all weekend staring at the door. She is -pissed- and letting us know and rubbing herself all over the rest of the house. They met for a little bit through the cracked door. Image: Dante not moving for 30 minutes. Iria, fur twice the normal volume, creeps up to door, bats paw, hisses, pounces away, repeat. Dante is a meower so I imagine he is going to be very vocal all day while we are at work. I wish we had a bigger separate place for him.

April 7th, 2006

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I just spent $300 on vet bills for a new cat so we better be keeping him. Dante and his brother were abandoned by Lee's uncle at 5 months old near his mom's house thinking they would "integrate" with the feral cat colony. Sending them to the wolves. They were brought in by Lee's mom as they were being attacked by the other cats. We're keeping one and one is going to a coworker of Lee's aunt. Who probably won't spend that kind of money for shots and being looked at. The whole thing makes me furious and nausious at the same time. Dante has an ulcer in his mouth and red gums where a cat slashed him and cracked pads on his paws but other than that and malnutrion seems ok. He's back to the vet in a week for checkup then off to be neutered. Worried about integration with Iria-she is a funny creature that doesn't know she is a cat. Hopefully though they will learn to get along-they are both still less than a year old which will help.

Went and saw Daniel in senior directing projects at Dreher. He is a funny kid. In many different meanings of that word. Played a "techie" in one and MacDonald, the quickly dead Scot in another.

March 20th, 2006

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Off to PLA conference (Public Library Association) in Boston tomorrow-Thursday. Spent all of last week and some of the week before nursing Lee through a particularly nasty bout of what looked/sounded/felt like strep throat and then dealing with my own slightly-lessened version of the same. Neither of us are back to normal but we can at least function and go to work. Figures that we get sick right as the weather gets nicer. And now I'm off to experience Boston in the spring. Where it is currently 31 and feels like 19. Crap. Lows look like they aren't going to get too much below freezing, though I see the words possible flurries for Thursday. I am in no way clothing-prepared for that. Get back Saturday, Lee is gone the next week at Edisto, then off to NC for wedding. (must buy wrapping paper)
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