Archive for March, 2008


Today was…interesting. My temperture is a yo-yo, apparently. It went all the way up to 102.6 before dropping back down again.

I’m still alive, just so you know. My sweetie went to the store and got me much juice and soup. I’m gonna keep him.

And now, off to sleep with me. Night all.

Posted on 27th March 2008
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I woke up this morning, and I felt like someone had dropped a ton of bricks on me. I felt fine last night. Just a bit of a tickle in my nose and some coughing. Now I have a fever of 102. (I’m hot blooded, check it and see…almost.) Usually, I feel bad in the morning, feel a bit better during the day, and the bad again in the evening.

Not this time. I keep feeling worse. Apparently, I have “what’s going around.” Sigh. I called and whined at my Dad and then my Mummy called to be whined at, so I feel a bit better mentally.

Now I just need to find some soup with no MSG in it, and some tea. (Koshvader was kind enough to fetch me some Indian food so I could have some Chai.)

Bitch. Moan. Complain. I want my brain to go back to working properly.

Posted on 26th March 2008
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Today’s Newsfeed

Vast Antarctic Ice Shelf on Verge of Collapse

Government benefit programs in trouble

…And I will persist in using a toaster oven that is a bit too high up to easily reach, and taking out items that I’ve toasted with my bare hands. Today, I even manged to brush against the heating element while reaching for the last of my fries. One tiny flash of smoke later, I have a wee burn on my hand that doesn’t even hurt. Good thing my hands aren’t hairy.

Posted on 25th March 2008
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I’ve tried 1 new tea.


This evening I managed to have dinner with my Husband during my dinner break. While I was there, I managed to work on my list a little bit. That’s right. As per: “81. Try 5 new kinds of tea.” I have now tried Pomegranate Green Tea by Republic of Tea.

My reaction: I liked it. It’s a bit sweet, but not in a Jasmine kind of way. I’d certainly try it again.

Right. Four more to go!

Posted on 24th March 2008
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A Moment of Amusement

We just walked in after going out to find food, as my blood sugar randomly crashed in an unusual way earlier. (long story)

I was in the kitchen putting the leftovers away when Koshvader calls from the other room:

“Are you done with the stuff on the thing?”

I burst out laughing. I had no idea that my husband spoke femme. Mind you, I suppose he’d have too, since he was always that one guy in the girl group in school. (I was the one girl in the guy group, just so we’re all on the same page.) He told me, as I snickered, that it was only fair as I should be used to that sort of thing. I do it all the time to him. The scary part here, as he so rightly pointed out, is that I did know what he was talking about.

Yes, I was done with the dishes on the box. So, I put them away.

Posted on 23rd March 2008
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40. Get Life Insurance for the Hubby.

And I have already crossed something off of my list! Koshvader officially has life insurance. Finally. I’ve been trying to drag him over there to fill out paperwork for several months now. I’ve had insurance for over a year, so it’s only fair. We also got rental insurance so that I can call the annoying people who re-upped me without asking last year and tell them where they can put their cut-rate insurance policy.

Right. 100 things left to go.

Posted on 21st March 2008
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101 Things in 1001 Days


I couldn’t decide what image to use here, so I went with the cute kitty. Look! It’s Sam under a blanket!

Anyway, I’ve decided to participate in the 101 things in 1001 days meme. I’ve got a couple of friends doing it, and it looked like fun. I’ll be posting it in the “Notes” page and updating it there as I accomplish things. That way we don’t have to go digging to find the list over the next 2.75 years.

Start: Saturday, March 15, 2008
End: Saturday, December 11, 2010 (12/11/10! Tee hee.)

101 things to do in the next 1001 days.

Going Places

1. Go to the Hiller Aviation Museum and write it up.
2. Go to the Chabot and write it up.
3. Go to the Pez Museum and write it up.
4. Go on Photo Safari to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
5. Go to Ardenwood Farm and write it up
6. Go to the Niles Essenay and write it up
7. Take the Niles Canyon Train and write it up
8. Visit a new state with the Hubby.
9. Take a trip to Atlanta.
10. Go swimming at Anini Beach while wearing goggles and fins.
11. Go out drinking with my sister.
12. Take my brother to see a film.
13. Take my Father to tea.
14. Spend a day with my Mum however she wants to.
15. Do the “Day of C” with my Husband.
16. Go to a county fair.
17. Go to church.
18. Go to the San Mateo library.

Learning Things

19. Learn 5 words of Scots Gaelic
20. Learn 5 words of Irish
21. Learn 5 words of Welsh
22. Learn 5 words of Cornish
23. Learn 5 words of Manx
24. Learn 5 words of Breton
25. Learn how to crop, resize, and write on images in Photoshop Elements.
26. Learn how to Podcast.

Taking Care of Myself

27. Get pregnant or know for sure that I can’t.
28. Call OB/GYN’s office.
29. Get that gorram test done.
30. Change doctors.
31. Get a facial.
32. Get a massage.
33. Find a new dentist and get my teeth cleaned.
34. Get a physical.
35. Get an eye exam.
36. Get 8 hours of sleep each night for seven days in a row.
37. Get eyebrows done.
38. Get a manicure

Getting things done

39. Renew Passport
40. Get Life Insurance for the Hubby.
41. Deal with the items in the dry-cleaning bag.
42. Compile emergency procedures document for home.
43. Get rid of the Health Rider.
44. Buy three soft-sided cat carriers (0/3)
45. Clean out and organize the pantry.
46. Get collection of music audiotapes down to only the amount that will fit in the red thing.
47. Put the wall hanging on the wall.
48. Replace my missing work shoes.
49. Clear stuff away from the piano completely.
50. Get properly fitted for a bra.
51. Get rid of the tires in the shed.
52. Properly implement a filing system.

Reading and Writing/Blogging

53. Read The Celtic Twilight by W. B. Yeats
54. Read The Summer of Cotton Candy by Debbie Viguie
55. Get paid for a piece of writing that isn’t on a blog.
56. Finish Of Clocks and Christmas
57. Go through (and type up if needed) 5 notebooks (0/5)
58. Write my half of Chris’s fic.
59. Post a cartoon that I’ve drawn on a blog.
60. Set up a week’s worth of emergency posts.
61. Finish that list of Doctor Who episodes (with availability and links)
62. Finish copying posts from
63. Back up
64. Read The Hunter’s Moon by O. R. Melling
65. Read The Summer King by O. R. Melling
66. Read Drunk, Divorced and Covered in Cat Hair
67. Hunt down the book “Oh No It Isn’t” By Paul Cornell.
68. Hunt down the book “Lungbarrow” by Marc Platt
69. Read the HSP Book

Financial Matters

70. Pay off the camera.
71. Pay off the Alienware computer.
72. Pay off my computer.
73. Spend 7 days in a row without going out to eat (Including Starbucks.)
74. Go 60 days without using the big credit cards.
75. Open a savings account.
76. Get a Safety Deposit box.

Food and Crafty stuff

77. Make a fan music video.
78. Make Mundane.
79. Make Homemade Mushy Peas
80. Try 5 new restaurants. (0/5)
81. Try 5 new kinds of tea. (0/5)
82. Scan in the old west pic (and make flair.)
83. Knit 5 scarves. (0/5)
84. Knit something other than a scarf to completion.
85. Make a medieval dress for myself.
86. Find, or in some other way procure, a pink Romana coat.
87. Try a new craft.

Encounter Culture

88. See five plays. (0/5)
89. See Bride and Prejudice.
90. Watch the original Great Train Robbery.
91. Catch up on Doctor Who Podshock through episode 106.
92. Go to Gallifrey One #20.
93. Watch all of the available First Doctor episodes.
94. Record myself singing 3 songs. (0/3)
95. Get an old west picture taken with the hubby.
96. Send a sneaky/fun present to someone.
97. Listen to the first 20 Big Finish Doctor Who Audio Adventures. (0/20)
98. Watch all available 2nd Doctor Episodes.
99. Call local comic book store about Doctor Who comics.

List Stuff

100. Make a list of things to do before I die.
101. Once the old list is nearly done, write up a new one.

Posted on 15th March 2008
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They’re messing with my Film/Book again!!!

According to SciFi Wire, Disney is making yet another attempt to re-imagine “Escape to Witch Mountain.” You’d have thought that the last attempt (the purple monstrosity) would have cured them of this, but no. “Race to Witch Mountain” is described thusly:

“Andy Fickman is on board to direct what is described as an action thriller, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and AnnaSophia Robb. The adaptation, written by Matt Lopez, revolves around a pair of paranormal-powered siblings (Ludwig and Robb) who, with the help of a Las Vegas cab driver (Johnson), go on the run from a diabolical group of men who wish to exploit their abilities. Hinds will play the nefarious leader of the pack.”

Argh! Did they even read the book or are they working from the film again? …And “The Rock” is playing the Mr. O’Day character? Who’s playing Uncle Benet? Vin Diesel?


Posted on 5th March 2008
Under: Books, Film, Rant | 2 Comments »

I’m a trading card…tee hee


Not the best pic to use, I suppose, but I’m amused now. I’m a trading card.

Posted on 1st March 2008
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ACL20 – Week 3 #6 – Mosaic Maker

Looky what I made using Mosaic Maker! That was fun.


Posted on 1st March 2008
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