June 14, 2004
Vacation, or Not

I may or may not be going on vacation for the next few weeks.

I may or may not have "light" posting from the road, exhausted from traveling and restricted in my computer access.

I may or may not have "heavy" posting from the road, inspired by traveling and rested by the break from daily household obligations.

I may or may not be checking my email.

I may or may not have anything to say. Ok, you know that one's a joke. You just KNOW that I always have something to say :)

June 10, 2004
Public Service Announcement

Yeah, its the middle of the night and I'm awake blogging. First I woke up because Cassie needed a drink. Then, as I was dozing off I had such an unsettling thought I was afraid I'd have nightmares so I distracted myself by flipping on the computer to check my email.

HANNA ANDERSSON has their big website sale going on right now this very minute. Wheeeeeee! Good luck.

June 08, 2004
Big Bird Says ...

"Quizzes are Fun!" Well, actually, Big Bird says "The best way to find out is to ask questions." He says this often. I know, because I watch Sesame Street often. And I was reading SheilahsWorld, which is something else I do often. She had some interesting questions listed. And I'm curious, often.

All those things combine to inspire me to slap those questions onto my blog! Wheee, here we go ...

Readers, answer the following questions please! And then, post it on your weblog (or not, because at least one of you is a macho guy with a political site and that would seem to be the equivalent of you wearing a ruffled shirt to work tomorrow which I know would make you all freaked out. Its not like the blog-police will arrest you for NOT putting the questions on your site :)

1. Who are you?
2. Have we ever met?
3. Give me a nickname and explain why you picked it.
4. Describe me in one word.
5. What reminds you of me?
6. If you could give me anything, what would it be?
7. Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn't?
8. Are you going to put this on your weblog and see what I say about you?
9. What do you love like a little kid loves cake?
10. What makes you come back here?

June 07, 2004
Sick and Twisted

My internet-server vets my email by sending a note of vital info with the "questionable" email attached for viewing if I recognize the source as a non-spam. It uses a Baysian system, which manages to determine that 90% of my email is "questionable".

My computer system has a little program that automatically prohibits access to any "questionable" attachments.

Got that? My server transfers all commercial email to an attachment, my email program kills the attachments. I CAN'T GET COMMERCIAL EMAILS. You know, like SHOPPING emails.

My husband found this hilarious, until he realized I freaked about losing rebates and coupons, etc (not just ads). But, there's nothing to be done about it. He would if he could, sweet deluded man that intentionally set it up so that "shopping" wasn't a priority.

lalalala, thinking happy thoughts ... AIEEEEEEEE .... lets try again .... lalalalala ... happy thoughts ... :)

June 06, 2004
Call To Arms, or Sheilah Has a Frownie Face

I just love reading Sheilah's World. Mostly because Sheilah is nice, but not TOO nice in that over-whelmingly cloying fake way. And, her husband Bruce seems to be a sweetie too. (Yes, I'm getting to a point).

Bruce agreed to go to church with Sheilah, and then just couldn't bring himself to do it. Hence, Sheilah typed a frownie face. She's sadly trudging off to church by herself. Well, maybe not "sadly" because she doesn't seem the type to stay down for long.

Here's the point: We should be praying for Bruce. Actually my whole Sunday School class talked about him this morning (oh, yeah, I'm sure that's just what he wanted :) We decided that instead of praying that he'll go to church, we'd pray that he finds a deeper personal relationship with God (which might be fostered by his love of the great and wonderous and awesome outdoors which God created and which Bruce adores).

But, the more the merrier. Let's ALL pray for Bruce! The Internet is a powerful communication and organization tool, and it makes grass-roots movements possible. Please note: we aren't praying that Bruce will turn into a good person because Bruce is ALREADY a good person. We're just praying that he'll turn into a good person that has a personal relationship with God that will survive attending a "questionable" denominational church with his wife :)

June 03, 2004
Things That Made Me Laugh Yesterday

(1) I watched some bad movies late one night over the holiday weekend. One particularly stands out as being so funny-bad that its hysterical. I don't know how they had the nerve to release it! First, a dead body blinked. A BIG blink. Then the "dead" actor did it again. It was SO obvious that another actor leaned over and fumbled the "dead" guys eyes shut. This same movie had a military funeral. It showed a guy playing taps. It showed a LONG close-up of the trumpet. Thats when I noticed that while I could hear Taps, none of the actor's fingers were even on the buttons, much less moving! I don't know why I find this so funny, but I do.

(2) Samantha called me from vacation to tell me about an especially interesting moment. Sam was in a club, one of those invitation-only couches-everywhere kinda trendy up-scale places with a great view of the city. She was there with a female friend. Sam went to the bathroom. While she was in there, a small group of Arab males tried to intimidate her friend into giving up the couch with the good view. When Sam came back, her friend was all tense and stressed (but she hadn't given up the couch). Sam was in a vivaciously-sparkly mood (which she usually is) and just laughed. Leaning over, she whispered to her friend "let me show you how to cope, because frowning like that will give you wrinkles".