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Hello from silent land!

I've taken a self imposed hiatus from LJ to deal with some serious emotional things that have come up and now that I've begun to get a handle on them, I'll try to catch up with you.

It's a nice quiet sunday morning here, the snow is coming down at an impressive clip. We're supposed to get anywhere between 8 and 15 inches of snow, depending on which channel of television we're watching. I took the dogs out to the parking lot for their morning winkie, and they were in dog heaven. These guys LOVE snow, there was a lot of romping and trying to bite the snowflakes as they came down.

I have a cold, or perhaps, STILL have a the cold that I had three weeks ago that kept me out of work for one day. Ugh. It's just reared it's ugly head again.

The school I'm working at offered me a job in the office that I work in, I have decided to take it, it just doesn't get much better than working there, the pay sucks (it's academia) but the benefits and the environment are great.

The divorce is coming along nicely, Gary has signed the first draft of papers, and now it's my turn to look them over.

Then we'll be done!

I can't wait, I feel a little sad over the loss of the relationship, but really the last 5 years I was just biding my time until Hannah turned 18, so it really is the best for us to end it now.

Anyway, things are good here. I work every week day, I love what I do. I come home and do a little cleaning, and then relax with Danny in the evenings after supper. Then I sleep. On Saturdays I deep clean, and do laundry, and Sunday I deep clean the top floor (which is just a really good vacuuming and a dusting) and finish the laundry.

Job offers for Danny are starting to roll in, there are several very interesting ones that are coming in, and we were considering making a trip, but now that Molly has kennel cough, I need to find a sitter for them to come stay full time with the dogs. Ugh.


ipod love and hate

So, now that you've 'helped' me with the last question, and I've not done anything about it yet, hows about helping me with my ipod. It's a 20 gig with a wheelie on the front of it, and my computer won't recognize the beastie. I'm using an IBM thinkpad for my puter, and I have plenty of space to install the program, but it just won't recognize it. It's driving me freaking crazy.

** Edit** I cleaned off the cd rom that came with the pod, and installed a ton of good songs on it already and it's playing away. Woot for REM, Cat Stevens and other good stuff.

So, what do you have to have on your ipod? My guilty pleasure song is Thriller by Michael Jackson. Yeah. Nerd girl.

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I'm trying to find out the WEP key for our home network system, so that I can put a new computer on the home network.

Is there a way to find out where this is?


I really like my gmail. Yeah, I know that it's been around for forever, and I've had my account for forever, but I wanted to just say that I love the spam recipes at the top of my spam folder. It makes me giggle like crazy.

I'm easily amused. :)

Dear bostonist

I love the pictures you post of your neigborhood, especially since it's my neighborhood too. I've begun to notice things that you post about are things that I see in my life and had already wondered if you were in this area because there were just too many coincidences.

I usually just glance at the posts, and when something catches my eye, I read it with interest. The pictures of the Christmas displays made me laugh because I had been wandering around the neighborhood with the dogs and we were feeling a little shock and awe about the things we were seeing, only to see your post about this the next day.

To my friends that take the time to read this, go to bostonistand check out the lovely displays in my neighborhood. Yeah, it's that good. The picture of the lovely Foodmaster, is the grocery store that we shop at with minimal success, if you like interesting veggies you are in the wrong place, and the meats look dubious on their best days,we lovingly call it the "food bag". It's definitely a small neighborhood grocery store with signs in the produce that obviously came off some fantastic grocery store site on the web, and printed out to include the most delightful signature, "store name" instead of "Johnny's Foodmaster". Yeah, it's that good, folks.

So, I'm now over the creepy feeling of wondering if you were living in my area, and I'm now examining faces, wondering if one of these lovely folks that pass me by in the neighborhood are you. Keep up the good work!

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Oh Great Cthulhu!

I have been an extremely industrious devotee this year.

In January, I legally changed my name to Randolph Carter (-40 points). In March, I stopped [info]gurdonark from defiling Lovecraft's grave (-20 points). When the stars were right, I fed [info]kimmellee to a Shoggoth (250 points). In July, I recruited [info]neokibo as a new cultist (30 points). In December, I exposed [info]scruffybeast to soul-rending horrors (250 points). Yesterday, I rescued [info]corto from being sacrificed (-200 points).

In short, I have been very good (270 points) and deserve the honour of having my body used as a host for one of your servitors.

Your humble and obedient servant,

Submit your own plea to Cthulhu!


We are looking at booking a late reservation for a Cruise over Christmas. We're looking at booking on either Holland America, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Celebrity or Royal Caribbean. I know at least one of you is an avid cruiser out there. Please, please weigh in with things that I need to know about cruising!

December 1 is World Aids Day

Passing this along from scruffybeast

This is not a hoax:

Please take 30 seconds, go to the Bristol-Meyers Squibb (BMS--a drug company) site below and light a candle -- the company will donate $1 towards AIDS/HIV research...


By going to this web site and "lighting" a candle you can help raise MILLIONS of dollars for HIV+ / AIDS organizations around the world. This is at NO COST TO YOU! Bristol-Meyers Squibb has capped the donation at $100,000 but each candle is a show of force.

It's as easy as 1-2-3. Simply …
1) go to the site - it will start with an ad for 'Reyataz', a drug
2) wait for it to load an animation which forms the continents of the World
3) click on a continent to "light a candle". You will be asked to which you want to dedicate your candle: strength, hope, health, love....

For EVERY candle lit BMS will donate one dollar. The donation will be made on World AIDS Day, December 1st. The event will be televised on the TODAY Show (NBC).